Canyon Demos May 2013

by Scott Lape

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Demos recorded in May 2013 at Electric Canyon Studios by Dale Price

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released June 4, 2013

Scott Lape - guitar, ukulele, vocals
Dale Price - recording engineer

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Scott Lape lives in Chico, California with his wife and daughter.

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Track Name: In the Afternoon
I like to sing a song or two in the afternoon, in the afternoon
I like to sing a song for you in the afternoon, in the afternoon
No way to know what song I’ll sing in the afternoon
No way to know what tomorrow will bring in the afternoon
In the afternoon, in the afternoon

I know I’ll come here once again in the afternoon
I know I’ll come and find a friend in the afternoon
In the afternoon, in the afternoon

I like to see your smiling face in the afternoon, in the afternoon
That’s how I know this is a holy place in the afternoon, in the afternoon
No way to know what games we’ll play in the afternoon
No way to know how long we’ll stay in the afternoon
In the afternoon, in the afternoon

I know I’ll come here once again in the afternoon
I know I’ll come and find a friend in the afternoon
In the afternoon, in the afternoon
Track Name: Morning Wood
The day was beginning in the forest of the morning
The mist was rising as the sun came streaming in
The great sequoia stretched as the sap began to flow
And you and I were rolling out of bed

I leapt into the saddle of my proud and eager stallion
You flew upon the wings of your ready and willing mare
You looked into my eyes and then we moved as one
And we rode out together in the misty morning wood

Morning wood, morning wood
We ride together through the morning wood
We’d do it forever, if only we could
We’d ride together through the morning wood

We rode along the path between the tall trees standing
We rode through the shafts of sunlight cutting through
We splashed through the stream, and charged up the hill
And we came to a meadow that’s hiding there still

I won’t forget that meadow in the middle of the forest
You and I in the sunshine on the grass
We took our sweet time, and time flowed away
Till we mounted up again, and rode off through the wood

Morning wood, morning wood
We ride together through the morning wood
And I never forget to wear my riding hood
When we ride together through the morning wood

Morning wood, morning wood
We ride together through the morning wood
We’ll do it forever, because it feels so good
We’ll ride together through the morning wood
Track Name: Poison Ivy
Once you touch her
You won’t forget her
If she wants you
You’ll always let her
When she touched me
Got under my skin
When she loved me
It was better than sin

I went back east
And I got lost
In a patch of jungle
I tried to cross
She called my name
I made a mistake
I turned to look
And she took my cake

She was Poison Ivy
She was my favorite itch
She loved me to pieces
Left me lying in a ditch
She was Poison Ivy
She really made me scratch
I thought I could take her
But I really met my match
In Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy
In Poison Ivy

I don’t want pity
I don’t want scorn
I only wish
I’d never been born
Once she touched me
Now she’s in my brain
Once she loved me
Now it’s the sweetest pain

She was Poison Ivy
She was my favorite itch
She loved me to pieces
Left me lying in a ditch
She was Poison Ivy
She really made me scratch
I thought I could take her
But I really met my match
In Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy
In Poison Ivy
Track Name: Corporation
They say I’m a person, I’ve got a superhuman brain
But I don’t have a heart, don’t feel any pain
They say I’m a person, but I never sleep
And if you suffer, I sure won’t weep

I’m big, I’m mean, I’m a money machine
I fill the air with lies, I don’t care who dies

‘Cause I’m a corporation

They say I’m a person, but I’m bigger than you
If you’re in my way, I’ll crush you too
They say I’m a person, but I’ll never die
I’ll keep on growing, ‘til I bleed you dry

I’m big, I’m mean, I’m a money machine
I fill the air with lies, I don’t care who dies

‘Cause I’m a corporation, I’m living large
I’m a corporation, and I’m in charge
I’m a corporation, the public enemy
I’m a corporation, watch out for me

I patent the weeds, you gotta pay to grow ‘em
I patent the seeds, you gotta pay to sow’em
I own the water, the sky and the land
I own you too, don’t you understand

I’m big, I’m mean, I’m a money machine
I fill the air with smoke, I don’t care who chokes

‘Cause I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation,
I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation,
I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation

If I had a heart, I might be afraid
‘Cause if the people want, I could be unmade
If I had legs, I might try to run
‘Cause if the people choose, I could be undone

I’m big, I’m mean, I’m a money machine
I fill the air with smoke, I don’t care who chokes

‘Cause I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation,
I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation,
I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation,
I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation, I’m a corporation
Track Name: The Milk of Human Kindness
I was walking on a cold and lonely evening
And I made it to the house of good cheer
A roomful of friendly faces turned to greet me
And the barman offered me a beer

I said no, thanks, ‘cause…

I’m drunk on the milk of human kindness
I’m high on the perfume of delight
I’m under the influence of the love you give to me
And I don’t plan to sober up tonight

I was wandering on a path through the forest
And I came to the meadow of happy folk
There were hobbit children dancing, and elf-maids singing,
And a kind wizard offered me a toke

I said no, thanks, ‘cause…

I’m drunk on the milk of human kindness
I’m high on the perfume of delight
I’m under the influence of the love you give to me
And I don’t plan to sober up tonight

I went biking down the streets of my hometown
And I came back to our geodesic dome
My ever-loving sweetheart took me in her arms
Asked me how does it feel to be home

I said well, darling…

I’m drunk on the milk of human kindness
I’m high on the perfume of delight
I’m under the influence of the love you give to me
And I don’t plan to sober up tonight
Track Name: Gotta Give It Up
It’s the sweetest candy but it makes me sick
It’s fine and dandy but it packs a kick
It’s the way to heaven but it leads to hell
It’s like rolling a seven but it’s a wicked spell

It’s a fine addiction but it’s my affliction
It’s the final answer to the final question
It’s the cherry pie on top of the cake
It’s the final choice you know you gotta make

And I gotta give it up
Gotta give it up
Gotta give it up
But it’s awful hard
I gotta give it up
Gotta give it up
Gotta give it up
But it’s so damn hard

She’s the sweetest juice but you know I’d pay
She’s fast and loose until the break of day
She’s the breath of air that is making me blind
She’s everywhere and she’s inside my mind

It’s a fine addiction but it’s my affliction
It’s the final answer to the final question
It’s the cherry pie on top of the cake
It’s the final choice you know you gotta make

And I gotta give it up
Gotta give it up
Gotta give it up
But it’s awful hard
I gotta give it up
Gotta give it up
Gotta give it up
But it’s so damn hard
Track Name: Treehugger
I hugged a tree today
It was a lascivious act
You know I gave that tree some love
And by Jove it loved me back

I fondled a stone today
It was an erotic encounter
I needed a stone to touch
And by Terra you know I found her

Yeah I found that love I needed
It was waitin’ just for me
I always find the love I’m needin’
And it’s given to me free
It’s given free

I dove in the creek today
Felt the water on my naked skin
I needed some liquid love
And by Venus she let me in

I kissed the sky today
We shared a sweet caress
I asked the sky to hold me
And by Jimi he said yes

Yeah I found that love I needed
It was waitin’ just for me
I always find the love I’m needin’
And it’s given to me free

They call me treehugger
They call me treehugger
Oh yeah
Track Name: I Can't Believe
I can’t believe we’re here again
I can’t believe it’s true
I can’t believe we’re here again
Up the creek with no canoe

I can’t believe this is happening again
I can’t believe my eyes
I can’t believe this is happening again
Are we so unwise?

Can we wise up, can we change it?
Can we wake up, and rearrange it?

I can’t believe that we’re here again
I can’t believe that we’re here again

I can’t believe we’re doing this again
I can’t believe my ears
I can’t believe we’re screwing up again
Living out our fears

I can’t believe we’re stuck in it again
I can’t believe it’s real
I can’t believe we’re fucking up again
Ain’t it time to heal?

Can we heal it, can we change it?
Can we feel it, and rearrange it?

I can’t believe that we’re here again
I can’t believe that we’re here again
I can’t believe that we’re here again
I can’t believe that we’re here again
I can’t believe that we’re here again
I can’t believe that we’re here again
I can’t believe that we’re here again
I can’t believe that we’re here again
Track Name: The One Who Danced Away
I was just a young man when I first saw your face
And the memory you know it still leaves a trace
I was so grateful to receive that gift of grace
But you were the one who danced away

I looked into your eyes and I knew right away
That I would give you all of my heart without delay
It didn’t matter that I had nothing to say
But you were the one who danced away

You danced away, you danced away

You saw me, you gave me that magic smile
You touched me, you gave me your sweetness for a while
It was just a short time but I still feel it today
‘Cause the love you gave to me will never go away

You took me to the dance and we moved ‘cross the floor
I held you close to me and I felt my feelings soar
And suddenly I knew just what my heart was for
But you were the one who danced away

Many years have passed and I have grown to be a man
And looking back now I begin to understand
What a lucky boy I was when you held my hand
And you were the one who danced away

You danced away, you danced away

You saw me, you gave me that magic smile
You touched me, you gave me your sweetness for a while
It was just a short time but I still feel it today
‘Cause the love you gave to me will never go away
Track Name: I Remember the Days
I remember the days when we worshipped the Goddess
We lived all together in a big happy clan
I remember the days when we worshipped the Goddess
Let’s do it again, ‘cause you know that we can

The forests were deep and the rivers were clean
The mountains were mighty and the meadows were green
The breeze when it blew was as fresh as the day
The sunshine and rain were as pure as the May

We didn’t have money and we didn’t have machines
Our spirits were bold and our senses were keen
No one was hungry and no one was sad
We cared for each other and we shared all we had

The children all learned as they played day and night
There was no obsession with getting it right
We all shared the pleasure of gathering food
No one was master and no one got screwed

When we got tired we just took a nap
We didn’t have timeclocks and all of that crap
When we got older we just took it slow
Right till the end we took part in the show

People were free to love many lovers
Women and men and all of the others
No one was lacking the pleasure of touch
‘Cause kissing and hugging are never too much

We sang and we danced and we played on our flutes
Feeling the music right down to our roots
We sang and we danced and we beat on our drums
We played and we laughed and we had lots of fun

I remember the days when we worshipped the Goddess
We lived all together in a big happy clan
I remember the days when we worshipped the Goddess
Let’s live that way again, ‘cause you know that we can
Track Name: The Peace that Passeth Understanding
The clash of metal, the grinding of gears
The bitter weight of the flying years
The angry sentinels at the gate
The armies of war and the legions of hate

Fevers rising and tempers lost
The bottom line no matter the cost
Ashes and smoke in a clear blue sky
Bombs and tanks and children die

And beneath it all, the peace that passeth understanding
Can you hear the call, the peace that passeth understanding

Time to move, no time to waste
Trouble’s a-coming, better make haste
Over the hill and under the gun
Get a move on and get it done

Another judgment and another test
Who is worst and who is best
Which one’s right and which one’s wrong
If you’re weak watch out for the strong

And beneath it all, the peace that passeth understanding
Can you hear the call, the peace that passeth understanding
Right next door, the peace that passeth understanding
You’ve known it before, the peace that passeth understanding

So many thoughts, so little time
So many voices in my mind
So many plans and decisions to make
So many choices and roads to take

Here’s a feeling and here’s a thought
Here’s a problem and my mind is caught
A wild hope and another worry
Gotta run ‘cause I’m in a hurry

And beneath it all, the peace that passeth understanding
Can you hear the call, the peace that passeth understanding
Right next door, the peace that passeth understanding
You’ve known it before, the peace that passeth understanding
Track Name: The Sweetest Fruit
Your skin on my skin
Is the finest thing I know
Your lips on my lips
Are the sweetest fruit I’ve tasted
I’ve tasted, I’ve tasted
The sweetest fruit I’ve tasted

Your hand in my hand
Is the touch that I need
Your eyes in my eyes
Light my fire
Light my fire, light my fire
Your eyes light my fire

Won’t you come and touch me, baby
Won’t you put your hand in mine
Won’t you look in to my eyes, baby
Won’t you touch your lips to mine

Your skin on my skin
Is the finest thing I know
Your lips on my lips
Are the sweetest fruit I’ve tasted
I’ve tasted, I’ve tasted
The sweetest fruit I’ve tasted
I’ve tasted, I’ve tasted
The sweetest fruit I’ve tasted
Track Name: Set Me Free
I’ve been so long in this prison cell
How many years I can’t tell
I miss the breeze, I miss the sunlight
Inside my heart it’s always night

I’ve been so long in this house of pain
Just one thought left in my brain
Mister jailer, please bring the key
Unlock this door and set me free

Set me free, set me free
Won’t you please set me free
Just one hope that’s left to me
Someday soon you’ll set me free

If I was a little bird
I’d fly away without a word
If I was a breath of air
I’d float to Heaven like a prayer

Another day in walls of stone
Another day to face alone
Mister jailer, please hear my plea
Unlock this door and set me free

Set me free, set me free
Won’t you please set me free
Just one hope that’s left to me
Someday soon you’ll set me free

I’m praying hard on bended knee
Mister jailer, please set me free
Track Name: Awakening
The morning light is growing
The birds are getting going
It sounds like they’re making it up
And we are waking it up

Nighttime fears fade into day
Bad dreams have gone away
Sunshine’s lighting up our eyes
Feel that kundalini rise

It’s happening
We are awakening
You know it’s happening
We are awakening

Blossoms in the almond trees
Release their scent into the breeze
Seeds are sprouting in the earth
Another spring is taking birth

Sun peeks through the clouds above
And all our fancies turn to love
Ice is melting, creeks are flowing
We’re feeling all the new life growing

It’s happening
We are awakening
You know it’s happening
We are awakening

All across the country
All across the planet
Everywhere you look
It’s shining in our eyes

It’s time to leave the fear behind us
Time to let the bad dreams cease
Time to let our love run free
Time to live a life of peace

It’s happening
We are awakening
You know it’s happening
We are awakening
Track Name: Sitting By the Creek
Sitting by the creek today I felt my spirits rise
Sitting by the creek I let the sun open up my eyes
Sitting by the creek I finally saw through my disguise
Sitting by the creek I fell in love

Diving in the creek today I felt the water flow
Diving in the creek you know I let all my worries go
Diving in the creek I finally forgot everything I know
Diving in the creek I fell in love

I fell in love today and I’m here to say
There ain’t no way I’ll forget it
I fell in love it’s true with all of you
And it wouldn’t do to regret it
Sitting by the creek I fell in love

Sitting by the creek today I heard the singing stream
Sitting by the creek I knew it was way more than it seemed
Sitting by the creek I finally woke up from the dream
Sitting by the creek I fell in love

Standing in the sun today the breeze was on my face
Standing in the sun I knew I could finally give up the chase
Standing in the sun I was feeling all of that amazing grace
Standing in the sun I fell in love

I fell in love today and I’m here to say
There ain’t no way I’ll forget it
I fell in love it’s true with all of you
And it wouldn’t do to regret it
Sitting by the creek I fell in love