Evolution of the Blood Star

by Norine Braun

Released 2007
Released 2007
’’This album is simply a masterpiece: it has detached elements from jazz, pop, trip-hop and soul without ever losing a sense of ‘cool’. Everything is rich and varied, daring but soothing and beautifully poetic.’’
  • 04:26 Story Lyrics
    Evolution of the Blood Star

    Q (evolution of the blood star) Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals Norine Braun BG Vocals : Allan Rodger (featuring Hal 9000) Produced by Allan Rodger All Instruments by Allan Rodger Mama you can heal me When you bake the cake Mama you can heal me When you bake the cake Papa can you hear me that I made the grade Papa can you hear me that I made the grade You find soul in whole In my ruins Feel protected not neglected Safe amid the loons In the middle of the riddle You will find balloons To make you higher, lighter, brighter Than the moon I’ll find you some metal deep beneath the wounds Iˇll find you a medal deep beneath the wound Iˇll find you a medal deep beneath the wound Iˇll find you a medal deep beneath the wound Mama you can heal me When you bake the cake Mama you can heal me When you bake the cake Papa can you hear me that I made the grade Papa can you hear me that I made the grade I am the Q Without the U, U hear nothing I am a firm believer And it’s gotta mean something Queer and quintessential Blindly unassuming Empowered not embittered Freedom’s day will soon be looming Iˇll find you a medal deep beneath the wound Iˇll find you a medal deep beneath the wound Iˇll find you a medal deep beneath the wound Iˇll find you a medal deep beneath the wound Mama you can heal me When you bake the cake Mama you can heal me When you bake the cake Papa can you hear me that I made the grade Papa can you hear me that I made the grade Yeah Yeah Yeah........ Wander the rhythm of the blood star boom Climb into the wonder of the evolution tune And in the paces, hurried spaces Between your thoughts Lies a longing, calming, belonging, to love lost I’ll find a revolution for the thirst you face I’ll find a revolution for the thirst you face I’ll find a revolution for the thirst you face Evolution of the blood star becomes the first race Mama you can heal me When you bake the cake Mama you can heal me When you bake the cake Papa can you hear me that I made the grade Papa can you hear me that I made the grade....

  • 04:35 Story Lyrics
    Be Brave Blaxcot Remix

    Be Brave (Do it Right - Blaxcot ReMiX) Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals (from the original recording produced by James Bowers) : Norine Braun Arrangement and Remix by Mike Ogletree Do it Right Vocals by Amy Sax by Spike

     

    In the name of love We must face this night We will build the fires Of eternal light For the day will come When survivors none We will walk alone In the setting sun When we take that step We can still be brave For the love we take Is the love we gave Yes, When we take that step We can still be brave For the love we take Is the love we gave And if we live our lives With this thought in mind We will not be lost We will just be kind.

  • 02:43 Story Lyrics
    Stone and Feather

    Stone and Feather Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals: Norine Braun All Instruments: Allan Rodger Produced by Allan Rodger Stone and feather Bone and leather We flock together To come home Stone and feather Bone and leather We flock together To come home Where do you come from? I don´t know I said now where do you come from? I don’t know Stone and feather Bone and leather We flock together To come home Stone and feather Bone and leather We flock together To come home Here we learn the art of release Medicine shield mandela peace We find our voice Name the name Climb those walls To give back again In the back alley haze Where we’ve wandered all dazed The damage long done Oh those battles hard won We’ll give thanks to the sun For the journey’s begun Back home Back home Stone and feather Bone and leather We flock together To come home Stone and feather Bone and leather We flock together To come home Where do you come from? I don´t know Where do you come from? I don’t know Stone and feather Bone and leather Stone and feather Bone and leather

  • 04:02 Story Lyrics
    Crystallize

    Crystallize Words and Music by Norine Braun

    Vocals: Norine Braun Produced by Allan Rodger

    All Instruments by Allan Rodger

    Stay awake November dream The mist is on the rise If you dance around a clouded wink There’s distance in the skies You could wash away soiled tears Give them alibis You will find the word on baby’s breath The mystery is in the why’s For all the wounds, all the wear, all the fools Forget them All the hopes, all the dreams in all the stars Forget them Even if a shadow falls Oh the wonder lifts you high You can glide Crystallize Harmonize We come together In the night time you shine like ebony Fragrant you are my ecstasy Drift along a sandy brook Mischievous you glide Get all tangled in the underbrush It catches by surprise You can free the knot you find yourself The slip is in the try You can glide Crystallize Harmonize We come together In the night time you shine like ebony Fragrant you are my ecstasy Wash away soiled tears Wash away soiled tears Wash away soiled tears © Norine Braun 2006

  • 03:54 Story Lyrics
    CONFORMITY 451

    Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals: Norine Braun All Instruments by James Bowers Produced by James Bowers Conformity You must conform to me Your rebel look a uniformity Mass conformity You seek security There is no certainty But conformity You must conform to me When our hero meets the girl She beams a ray of hope in his world She breaks Conformity You must conform to me Your rebel look a uniformity Mass conformity When the guy comes home From burning pages Of the sages All his rage is Quieted with a pill He finds his wife Who’s lying still Their zombie life Is dying still With a tv blaring Denies she’s daring To leave Resuscitate her Regurgitate her Transfusion aid her Surround sounds abound As the tv’s on Its always on She’s Conformity You must conform to me Your rebel look a uniformity Mass conformity Wake up wake up 451 Wake up, wake up run Wake up wake up 451 Wake up, wake up run Wake up wake up 451 Wake up, wake up run Wake up wake up 451 Wake up, wake up run Conformity You must conform to me Your rebel look a uniformity Mass conformity You seek security There is no certainty But conformity You must conform to me When our hero meets his guide A revolution is started inside He breaks Conformity You must conform to me Your rebel look a uniformity Mass conformity With sun burned hands He held the fire The sun burned time And his desire Was awakened With no mistakes and He’d chose a mind That’s free to fill On the ground Authority spilled The hunted man They want to kill On a tv fake show Hounds of hell float They dropped the bomb And it was gone But our guy lived on The words he’d learned went on He’d leave a sign for all time Of having been here He vowed aloud He would dig a grave Big enough to bury War Wake up wake up 451 Wake up, wake up run Wake up wake up 451 Wake up, wake up run...... In the city All the people Gone forever War is futile In the city All the people Gone forever War is futile..... © Norine Braun

  • 03:18 Lyrics
    Rock and A hard Place

    Rock And A Hard Place Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals: Norine Braun All Instruments: Allan Rodger Produced by Allan Rodger I want to be free again Would you please kick the can I want to be free again Would you please just kick the can You were a girl then But now you are a man Always caught between a rock and a hard place Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock and a hard place I remember you laughing through your tears A gender outlaw hiding from those fears They blamed the victim struggling all those years Always caught between a rock and a hard place Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock and a hard place Self imprisoned to a safe but lonely cell The great pretender masks an empty well I want to help you but I can´t get out Always caught between a rock and a hard place Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock and a hard place I know the shadow scares us all There's things that you can't tell at all Your life riddles you inside Always caught between a rock and a hard place Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock and a hard place Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock and a hard place I want to be free again....

  • 03:31 Story Lyrics
    Skylight

    Skylight Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals: Norine Braun Piano: Alice Fraser Produced by James Bowers You and me lost under the skylight You told me it would take all night Persuade me I begged you Hiding my eyes Hoping you were looking at the moon You and me lost in some fantasy One of my own accord Reality is too scary My dreams unprepared My silent wishes Just weren’t sure You and me lost under the skylight Hiding from what we really need Finding words enough to say You and me lost under the skylight Persuade me I begged you Hiding my eyes Hoping you were looking at the moon You and me lost under the skylight FIghting this emotion that drowns You touched In me Something undisturbed

  • 03:48 Story Lyrics
    ALBERTA

    ALBERTA Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals and Rhythm Guitar: Norine Braun All other instruments: James Bowers Produced by James Bowers The wind she always blows Hollow valleys through my soul Cleans me straight up like the snow Always follows where I go I grew up in Alberta With the big sky tumbling down Those 4 strong winds can really Push you around Ramblin’ cowboys in pickup trucks Stereotypes I’d have to buck somehow I grew up in Alberta With the big sky tumbling down Those 4 strong winds can really Push you around Mum and Dad they taught me well Be good for heaven Work like hell All day Know winds can change Blow winds blow I needed love to find me I asked for truth to guide me To heal the old one Who is bitter and afraid I grew up in Alberta With the big sky tumbling down Those 4 strong winds can really Push you around The wind she always blows Hollow valleys through my soul Cleans me straight up like the snow Always follows where I go © 2005 Norine Braun SOCAN

  • 03:19 Lyrics
    Doesn't Matter Anyway

    Doesn't Matter Anyway Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals Norine Braun BG Vocals : Allan Rodger Produced by Allan Rodger All Instruments: Allan Rodger

    Old man in shiny shoes Yells where you been You bugger you Don't you remember me? Our brightest was in victory He laughs Oh It Doesn't  Matter Anyway No It Doesn't  Matter Anyway It Doesn't  Matter Anyway No,It Doesn't  Matter Anyway Old woman dons a hat Recalls old suits With shoes dyed to match I want to live in yesterday I want to go back that's where I'll stay She laughs It Doesn't  Matter Anyway Oh no It Doesn't  Matter Anyway It Doesn't  Matter Anyway Oh No,It Doesn't  Matter Anyway We value the ageless Yet destiny is dangerous If looking back is better than ahead Oh then ahead yeah then ahead oh then ahead Old man in shiny shoes Yells where you been You bugger you Don't you remember me? Our brightest was in victory He laughs It Doesn't  Matter Anyway No It Doesn't  Matter Anyway It Doesn't  Matter Anyway No,It Doesn't Matter Anyway

  • 04:05 Lyrics
    In Space

    In Space

    Words and Music by Norine Braun

    Vocals: Norine Braun

    Sax and Flute: Tom Keenlyside

    All other instruments: James Bowers Produced by James Bowers

    I remember as a child I'd climb a hill and sit awhile

    Watch the sun become the moon

    All the stars that died too soon

    In space

    That's where I'll find you

    In space That's where I'll meet you

    In space That's where I'll take you

    But then, but then., but then, but then

    Had to grow up, had to get a job

    I had to change my ways

    No staring out an empty sky

    No wasting life away No more dreaming of my starry nights

    No looking no looking at the moon

    Chorus

    Had to adapt, had to join the day, I had to settle down

    No northern lights to dance with me No meteoric sound

    No more dreaming of my starry nights

    No looking, no looking at the moon

    I remember as a child I'd climb a hill and sit awhile

    The lonely moon it was my friend

    The stars at night I could pretend (repeat verse)

  • 03:22 Lyrics
    Lonesome Side of Truth

    Lonesome Side of Truth Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals:Norine Braun All Instruments: James Bowers Produced by James Bowers Lingering doubts Swallow tails and swim Seamlessly in shallows Far deeper than skin Not every diver can reach Beneath the darkened edged sword Shadow and light Breath and stillness I hold Do you believe in ghosts Only you believe me most Lingering doubts Swallow tails and swim Seamlessly in shallows Far deeper than skin Not every diver can reach Beneath the darkened edged sword Shadow and light Breath and stillness I hold Even if I figured out, divined with all the clues I’d second guess myself so I could never lose I’ll never give you up, for you my only muse I’m living on the lonesome side of truth Lingering doubts Swallow tails and swim Seamlessly in shallows Far deeper than skin Not every diver can reach Beneath the darkened edged sword Shadow and light Breath and stillness I hold Even if I figured out, divined with all the clues I’d second guess myself so I could never lose I’ll never give you up, for you my only muse I’m living on the lonesome side of truth Do you believe in ghosts Only you believe me most

  • 04:11 Lyrics
    IF I Could Be The One

    If I Could Be The One Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals:Norine Braun All Instruments: James Bowers Produced by James Bowers If I could be the one who leaves you laughing If I could be the one who leaves you trembling If I could be the one who leaves you thinking If I could be the one who leaves you who leads you to discover That in between the sheets The truth you will uncover No second chances No parting glances If all the world’s a stage Are we merely acting When does a life get real Or are we just imagining Somebody else's dream Lost in unconscious feelings If I could be the one who leaves you who leads you to discover Hidden between your thoughts A shy self wants a lover No grand delusions No false conclusions Am I ever gonna this through you Maybe Ever gonna make love to you Maybe Ever gonna get to get to move you Maybe The loneliest voice is not alone In this moment hanging on every word I say A nervous laugh while hands shake Gives you away A subtle touch I am passing heaven’s gate If I could be the one who leaves you who leads you to discover Behind your fragile mask A heart waits to recover It’s missing pieces The longing seizes If I could be the one who leaves you laughing If I could be the one who leaves you trembling If I could be the one who leaves you thinking

  • 04:04 Lyrics
    Be Brave(dub-triphop remix)
    Be Brave (Dub-TripHop ReMiX) Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals (from the original recording produced by James Bowers) : Norine Braun Arrangement, Instruments and Remix by Antony Raijekov I want to be free again Would you please kick the can I want to be free again Would you please just kick the can You were a girl then But now you are a man Always caught between a rock and a hard place Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock and a hard place I remember you laughing through your tears A gender outlaw hiding from those fears They blamed the victim struggling all those years Always caught between a rock and a hard place Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock and a hard place Self imprisoned to a safe but lonely cell The great pretender masks an empty well I want to help you but I can´t get out Always caught between a rock and a hard place Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock and a hard place I know the shadow scares us all There’s things that you can’t tell at all Your life riddles you inside Always caught between a rock and a hard place Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock and a hard place Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock, Always caught between a rock and a hard place I want to be free again.... Be Brave (Do it Right Blaxcot ReMiX) Words and Music by Norine Braun Vocals (from the original recording produced by James Bowers) : Norine Braun Arrangement and Remix by Blaxcot - Mike Ogletree Do it Right Vocals by Amy Sax by Spike In the name of love We must face this night We will build the fires Of eternal light For the day will come When survivors none We will walk alone In the setting sun When we take that step We can still be brave For the love we take Is the love we gave Yes, When we take that step We can still be brave For the love we take Is the love we gave And if we live our lives With this thought in mind We will not be lost We will just be kind All Songs ©Norine Braun SOCAN 2007 Braun and Brains Music All Rights Reserved.

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