Sound Thinking

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"Sound Thinking"

Recordings between 2009 and 2014.

All songs written by yours truly. #1 produced by Tycho Poort (soundcloud.com/tycho-poort) for Community Compass. Additional vocals by Ruben Lagas, Eugenie de Jong & violin by Eltjo Poort. #2 and #4 produced by yours truly. #3 produced by Sabzi (soundcloud.com/sabzi) from Seattle, USA. #5 produced and sung by JC (jcandkarim.bandcamp.com) from Edmonton, Canada.

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released March 9, 2014

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Community Compass Leiden, Netherlands

Community Compass is a musical project by four youth who, along with many others, share the mission of community building.

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Track Name: World Citizen
Im a world citizen, citizen of the world//
The world is far from perfect, so we need it to unfurl//
Let me give you an example of how it should be//
Just sit down and listen, ill make you some tea//
Let'me give you some news, ill be ur anchorman//
My country is the world, all men are my brethren//
Accept that we are one, but all unique//
Like different flowers in one garden, so to speak//
We've got to Work hand in glove, for a true community
Put your best foot forward so we do get Unity
Thats the ultimate goal, for a world citizen
And if it doesnt work, we'll just try it again
Soak it in, let it sink in, it goes far//
We are far, far away from that what we really want//
It always starts with a dream, guess we're in between//
Just gotta make it visual like it fits on a screen//

I'm a world citizen, citizen of the world//
I know every man consists of diamonds and pearls//
It doesn't matter where you're from//
'Cause I know that we are one//

Im a world citizen, citizen of the world//
I send this message out to every boy and girl//
The thoughts you put in your head, they come out when you act//
In interaction with others, so I love practicing tact//
In a world where citizens are countrymen fellows
whom conversate meaningful, this song is for those//
I guess these songs depict a world packed with meaningful flows//
Where even stuff and nonsense is making you grow//
How does that sound to you, it sounds wonderful//
Like a waterfall, coast down with no obstable//
It's pretty beautiful, when you wake up every rise//
And your community's unity, everybody acting nice, right//
And I don't take this lightly, there's no need to pinch me//
Every fool who says dreams are a waste of time//
I believe in God, that's a whole other subject
World unity is a dream of globalisation and logic//

I'm a world citizen, citizen of the world//
I know every man consists of diamonds and pearls//
It doesn't matter where you're from//
'Cause I know that we are one//
Track Name: Sunburn
Blow your mind on the edge of the sacred and the silly//
I pause to wonder, this is my natural ability//
The beauty is captured in the blink of an eye//
This exposure to life shapes how my vision is dyed//
No wonder so many people are sad and depressed//
Like all these family drama's, mom and dad make a mess//
That's why I chose to learn to teach 'em how to succeed//
It's dire need, so these breezes are the hope for succes//

The sky is blue or grey, I'm colorblind anyway//
I'm insecure about what clothes match to wear today//
When I think about this, life could be sorta grey//
But it's sweet that underneath we put our life on a pathway//
And once we grapple on we get a bigger dosis//
Of reality, candle lit, experience shows it//
Bask in artistic brilliance, a way to build resilience//
We sing our song to carry on building bridges to zillions//

Struggle is growth, joy to the pain//
Sacrifice is love, moths to the flame//
I adore and therefore need to find it's name//
It produces ecstacy to set the world aflame//

Struggle is growth, joy to the pain//
Sacrifice is love, moths to the flame//
I adore and therefore need to find it's name//
It produces ecstacy to set the world aflame//

Isn't that insane? Where you find that in the brain?//
We reach for the sky like the towers in Bahrain//
But people jump off towers when they're dreams are drained//
To leave our collective mind troubled and stained//
Insane, breaking down the sum of it's parts//
To it's parts, atoms, neutrons and quarks//
Infinity both ways, I was counting for days//
What is it trying to convey, isn't that insane?//

Isn't that insane, one day I was daydreamin'//
My conscious was streamin', I let you glean in//
I saw a box of matches lying on the table//
When it started to shake it's when it started a fable//
A little match climbed out, and guess what//
He started rubbing his nut to the side so hard//
He got all excited when he caught the first flames//
After seconds he was charred only his smile remained//

Struggle is growth, joy to the pain//
Sacrifice is love, moths to the flame//
I adore and therefore need to find it's name//
It produces ecstacy to set the world aflame//

Struggle is growth, joy to the pain//
Sacrifice is love, moths to the flame//
I adore and therefore need to find it's name//
It produces ecstacy to set the world aflame//
Track Name: Life is a Metaphor
They say Joe this is ya moment, grab the mic and hold it//
Grab their ear and own it, thank for you that//
The matter's for the mind, but what is it worth//
Without the heat for the heart, where love can pick his nest and birth//
Cause love is a bird, let him be preferably//
A nightingale who salutes you, alludes you to the dawn//
Sings to me, beautifully, before I knew he was gone//
But the inspiration of his words on my heart last long//
So now my mind's racing fast, thoughts to quick//
To note 'em down on a pad, and so I use//
my laptop 'till it hits reset, pages turn blank//
And so they tell me get a mac but I can't afford that//
And so I scribble on pages like infatuation//
So passionate and adequate your next realization//
Is due to inspiration, yes you're facin' the process//
That's quite intricate, the way the words convey what I express//

Life is a stairway to that which we admire//
We stumble over steps who take us higher//
But I set my foot higher and know that my Maker//
Will help me change life into an escalator//
I said I said a stairway to take us higher//
But we stumble over stepts, st- stumble over steps//
But I set my foot higher and know that my Maker//
Will help me change life into an escalator//

I measure succes in people not money//
You think that's funny, you think dude's a dummy//
Well I certainly hate all the post-modernism//
Everybody their own 'ism' that stuff is prison//
But I forgive 'em, cause sinnin is human nature I been there//
I done that, I did it again and again, said God forbid 'em//
Now I'm standing amidst all the demons in my head//
I fall into a nightmare but I wake up instead//
Bathing in sweat, mind burning, heart yearning//
Happens over and over asking “when am I learning”//
But kinda silly to worry for the tides to be turning
Cus I see it's only me, who can make the bridges burning//
No I won't wait to go straight, won't desecrate my fate//
Gonna adapt my state to gaining traits//
Now watch me go, make the sun share a quark//
Make a fire from the spark let it glow in the dark//

Life is a stairway to that which we admire//
We stumble over steps who take us higher//
But I set my foot higher and know that my Maker//
Will help me change life into an escalator//
I said I said a stairway to take us higher//
But we stumble over stepts, st- stumble over steps//
But I set my foot higher and know that my Maker//
Will help me change life into an escalator//
Track Name: Ms. Brooklyn
I wanna tell her that there's more to life
That our soul got wings and we're born to fly
But...

V1
Im caught up with you, you caught up with me//
Tell me am I crazy, really though hun//
Would you do this only for fun, but then again//
Will I be that man that is more than your friend//

And we're not even friends yet, I mean//
It seems, we haven't even really met yet//
Yet you're all over my dreams, so wet//
I know it sounds so bad, code red//

V2
I know its not real and all make believe//
And the further that I go it causes deeper grief//
I was in your town, I could hold you down//
But now I only frown, cause where are you now//

You would tell me these things like 'take me with you'//
Like I would be the one waxed over your future//
But now it seems futile, you did words alone//
So next up sis I gotta weather the storm//

HOOK
You make me feel like ecstacy//
Cant get you out of my memory//
How can you flirt me with like that//
You make me wanna get you into bed//

Im so caught up Ms Brooklyn
Track Name: Softly
V1
The way she looked at me with that glare in her eye//
I was a moth to her passion cause it felt like fire//
I heard 'em say its love, yes, but here's a thing to stress//
Love doesn't equal sex, next//
Love and pain, two flavors of the same cup//9
Sorrow makes it hollow so love can fill it up//
Art is the craft of so much love that you let everything go//
You become vulnerable to channel God's gifts through your soul//
See I feel permanently broken down, state of glory//
Cause God is felt through the amount He has to intervene//
So now I’m starting to see that God moves through me, right//
As I testify to my powerlessness and to His might//
So are you ready to give in, no, then keep going//
I bow in the rain to find gold at the end//
I found gold minus ‘l’ in myself//
You heart holds ineffable, accepting that is true wealth//
V2
Picture this, I am a physicist, I'm walking and I'm witnessing//
Divine laws that we're living in, we're soaking and we're drinking it//
You know that it’s a spiritual, law like a waterfall//
That gravitates and accelerates the rushes of your heart//
When you see a newborn crying, your grandfather dying//
When your puzzle pieces fit it is as if the stars align//
And with your eyes wide open witnessing, the wonder and the mystery//
You feel the magic and the promise of the universe twinkling//
Above you, can you hear it//
And pulsating within you, can you feel it//
If you wanna make a difference put love in the equation//
Love makes you fly high and transcend every situation//
As I gazed into her eyes, the mirrors to her spirit//
I was attracted to her beauty like a comet in its orbit//
Magnetism, gravity, all these laws//
Love is not a feeling it’s a force//