Apple Bush

Alice Cooper, Pretties For You, 1969

But over in a land that’s in my backyard
There’s a people who succeed, they don’t try hard
Well, they found a way to live with ease
By eating from the bush instead of the trees

Apple bush, apple tree
Path to eternity
Find you a path and you follow the call
Apple bush, apple tree
Back to eternity
Cut you a path with a chance you may fall

Well, over in a corner, standing there
Telling my house that they haven’t a single care
But my house does not listen, it’s got a path of it’s own
Yet the bush and a tree, never leave it alone

Apple bush, apple tree
Path to eternity
Find you a path and you follow the call
Apple bush, apple tree
Back to eternity
Cut you a path with a chance you may fall

Someday like my house you’re going to choose too
If you cut this new path, well, the old one will do
And you live with the people who live with ease
The red apple bush and the blue apple trees

Turn It On Again

Genesis, Duke, 1980

All I need is a TV show; that, and the radio.
Down on my luck again – down on my luck again
I can show you, I can show you
Some of the people in my life.
I can show you, I can show you
Some of the people in my life.
It’s driving me mad.
Just another way of passing the day.

I… I… get so lonely when she’s not there.
I… I… I, I, I!

You’re just another face that I know from a TV show.
I have known you for so very long, I feel you’re like a friend.
Can’t you do anything for me?
Can I touch you for a while?
Can I meet you on another day?
And we will fly away.

I can show you, I can show you
Some of the people in my life.
I can show you, I can show you
Some of the people in my life.
It’s driving me mad.
It’s just another way of passing the day.
I… I… get so lonely when she’s not there.
I… I… I, I, I!

Turn it on
Turn it on, turn it on again
(I can see another face)

Si Señor

Control Machete, Solo Para Fanáticos, 2002

Dorado y creciendo maduro en mi tierra
Listo para volar mientras mi gente espera
Espigas que voy yo sembrando
Para ver si germinan

Viento del norte pensamiento y vida
A San Pedro lo traigo entre el
Aliento y saliva que suelto
Cada momento que siento correcto
Y lo hago completo y directo

Sí señor, sí señor (Viene, viene, viene, viene)
Viento, caricias, levedad y sabor
Sí señor, sí señor
Fuego, sonrisas, realidad y dolor

Suelo presente, esperando en represente,
Baja por las noches me arrulla yo inconsciente
En mi vientre los segundos pasados, cargados
Tatuados en mi espalda empapados aunados

A espasmos de llanto y de risa
He andado sin causas sin prisas
Así de lento el momento y no termina
Así de lento cruzando entre las espinas

Dime que se siente, dime que se siente
Dime que se siente el sudor en la frente
Dime que se siente, dime si presientes
Dime que se siente el sudor en la frente

El olor de mi terreno penetra en el cerebro
Se integra al sistema y toma mi cuerpo
Lo hace flotar, respirar y tranquilo
Estoy en el sitio como para ir a sembrar un poco
Y después recogerlo poco a poco
Llevarlo a mi bodega, y ver lo que me interesa
Lo bueno, lo malo…

Viene y viene el que ausenta la mantiene
Espesa, viene y viene,
Viento, caricias, levedad y sabor
Fuego, sonrisas, realidad y dolor