Stars & Satellites

by James Margolis

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released May 3, 2014

Mastered by Nick Ciavatta for Friggin Fabulous Productions
Cover art by Kyle Hazelton
Back cover art and design by Don Paris Schlotman
Produced by Steven Spagnesi & Kyle Hazelton & James Margolis

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Track Name: Know Your People, Know Your Time
underneath this dark abyss is a home that i miss
and my people have gone away, the strains that come when you stray away
and the clouds bring the rain, climb the current i once knew fame
atop this mountain, sing with me

know your people, know your time (2x)

when you're alone, you will find, all the spirits know your name
the price is heavy, comes with fame
all the days they have come

know your people, know your time (2x)

if it's right, you will shine
all of your self it will be lost
you will tumble you will fall
the drum it beats on you will find.

know your people, know your time (2x)

and all the days, they have passed
feed your hunger and understand if you're alone then it's your time
if you're alone then it's your time
the sky it's far away, but you can touch it if you stray,
understand that it's your time

know your people, know your time (2x)
Track Name: Stir Crazy
this home
feels a lot heavier than stone
alone
in a place where memories are bare
my soul
grows with every question and answer i receive
i perceive

if it comes up, i'm down
if it goes down, i'm up

in this box, it's so comfortable,
in this box it's hard to breath
breaking free, it's so wonderful
breaking free, so hard to leave
hopes and dreams, i've got a dumpster full
hopes and dreams, i perceive

if it comes up, i'm down
if it goes down, i'm up
Track Name: Again
waiting for the wind, i fell in love again,
if you could only see her face, and her air of grace
how she moved, and how she smiled
magnetic, enchanting
dreaming of romancing
holding hands, and dancing
horizontally, and we cant even breathe
think she's onto me and i cannot believe
the way she's treating me she conquered and defeated me
so familiar, so exotic, so surprised she wants to be with me
i'm floatin, i'm hopin
i'm
waiting for the wind
fell in love again
Track Name: Thorny Rose
the thorny rose
has got seven toes
restless, but nobody knows
why
he does what he knows
but ultimately shows
the lifestyle that he chose
shy
a man without a fate,
he arrives at the gate
without a ticket
my oh my
my oh my
wondering prose
he follows his nose
he doesn't see those lights
and all of a sudden
with a push of the button
into the sky he goes...
Track Name: I Figured Out Why They Killed Jesus
i figured out why they killed jesus
you know that way you feel
when someone does the nice thing
makes you just say,
"for real?"
jesus tended to do that a lot, i feel
and too many people could not repeal
their hatred and jealousy
for a man so pure
if he actually existed,
then i'm sure
he had a human side
instincts and more
but wanted his life to be a folklore,

so bad, that he became his thoughts,
his ideas forming his actions,
and this he taught
a soul however evil, cannot be bought,
or sold

and the romans, however hard they fought,
found jesus, the savior they sought
and continued, even when he was caught,
to not fully understand his message
Track Name: Untrue
i appreciate you, more than you appreciate me
and pull through only as much as you let me
and you will do all that you know how to do
when i see through all the curtains that you
have put in front of me, and i will never see
that you have a right to be, as free as you want to be

i will never be untrue
i will never be untrue,
to you

i've always been the guy that was free
never felt like i was forced to be
anything that i didn't want to be
never be the sap stuck inside of a tree
never hesitate to make you into we
if i see that you are like me
and you'll never be forced
or coerced
cause i wanna see
how you relate to me
and even if you don't
i'll learn from what you won't
cause all perspectives are,
are like windows in a car,
you'll see the same thing
like different frames in the same scene

even if you are untrue,
i will never be untrue,
to you
Track Name: Samurai
play it for yourself:

F
It's not about me
Am
I'm only here for a minute
Dm
And I know that i can't fix it
Bb
if i can help even just a little bit
won't you let me try

And I promise that i will try
Not to make it any worse
To steal a little bit of the hurt

If i could be your human shield
If i could be your samurai
I cut down your enemies
and pull you through alright

It's not about me
I'm only here for a minute
And i know that i can't fix it
if i can help just a little bit

But the memory won't forget us,
No matter all the time of the work,
the work, the work,
No matter how we try.

If i could be your human shield,
If i could be your Masai,
I cut down your enemies,
and pull you through alright.

If i could be your human shield,
If i could be your samurai,
I cut down your enemies,
and pull you through alright,

but it's not about me,
I'm only here for a minute,
I know that i can't fix it,
if i can help even just a little bit,
won't you let me try.
Track Name: The Magician
my fingers, get heavier later in the night
and slide up and lose me
i swear if you could see me do these tricks in the light
i would make you disappear

i'm losing my edge
and it kills me you don't mind
but i'll tell you one thing
i should go, i should go, i should go
but you make it so hard to leave

if i was a better man
i'd put up a fight
i would shake these reservations
my secrets they were always kept well just out of sight
and the saws were never real

there's things i'm not telling you
and it kills me you dont mind
but i'll tell you one thing
i should go, i should go, i should go
but you make it so hard to leave
Track Name: Return Of The Space Cowboy
bad to look good, believe how a man should
with the freedom in your heart
don't try to be a part
be a whole
and fill a hole
in someone else's life
don't deal with strife
just explore
just explore

tumbleweeds waltz across the road
in a desert, truck drives by,
with the moon in the rearview
the driver has no clue what he's gonna do
when he gets there,
cause he's a gypsy
he'll stumble through life

just explore
just keep on wanting more
wanting more
wanting more
wanting more
wanting more (etc)
Track Name: Sitting On My Feet
i'm sitting here on my feet, again
don't know who i'll meet, my friend
maybe it's yet another test
maybe you're just like all the rest
baby, i just came in time
baby, you can't commit the crime
i know that you like to stay in line
you know i can't make you free your mind

maybe i'll go to another town
maybe you'll act just like a clown
maybe i'll end up down the street

i'm sitting here on my feet
i'm sitting here on my feet, again
i'm sitting here on my feet, again
i'm sitting here.