amalgam

by David Loti

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released July 30, 2009

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Track Name: We All Have Something To Give
Here we go on an adventure;
I don’t know where it’ll lead
But I sense in the future we will find
It served our greatest need
Because somewhere along the way
The ideal became
Individuality should trump community,
And as fun as this once seemed
It has left us in great need

It’s more blessed to give than to receive

And we all have something to give
And we all have something to give away

We’re all unique but that doesn’t mean
We are all the same
But we’ve thought for far too long
Difference means we’re lame
Problem’s not we think too large at all;
Problem is we think too small
Boredom’s being discontent
With the gifts we have been sent
Jealousy’s no accident
When our hearts we’ve gone and spent

It’s more blessed to give than to receive
We mixed this up or so it seems (yeah)

We have been deceived
B(u)y the message we’ve received
We find ourselves when we give ourselves away

We give ourselves away
(We don’t sell ourselves away)

©2008 David Loti
Track Name: Sleep
Our anxiousness we lull to rest
Our thoughts become our eyes
Our guards wear down and we confess
Our fears and doubts that we hide

Things aren’t how they were meant to be
When we sleep we know we’re weak
This world is not as it should be
When we sleep we dream

We trust and idle disbelieve
We submit and so we see
We fly into another world
We fall into eternity

There’s more to this life than we see
Fo(u)r (h)ours, fo(u)r we(ek)s we sleep
There’s more to this life than we see
Fo(u)r (h)ours, fo(u)r we(ek)s we dream
We dream

When we sleep we dream

©2008 David Loti
Track Name: Get Back Up Again
Today did not go quite as I had hoped
I got knocked down again
I was blindsided and reminded
How we are all so frail

Because we all get hurt some times
We all break down some times
We all fall down some times
But we get back up again my friend

Things did not turn out quite as I’d planned out
When I started down this road
What do I do now? I’ll get through somehow
But right now I just don’t know

I’m down but not out

©2007 David Loti
Track Name: Let It Go (This Is Easier Said Than Done)
You don’t sleep well when we’re together
I don’t sleep well when we’re apart
I’ve been thinking about forever
But you shot this idea down from the start

I want to be with you,
But you don’t want this too
So what else can I do
When it’s pointless to pursue?

Let it go.

I’m awake in the middle of the night
Asking myself what I can do to make things right
But you said I’ve done nothing wrong
So I should look into moving on

This is easier said than done.

©2007 David Loti
Track Name: Life's Too Short
Life’s too short for me to
Let this keep me down
I’ll admit things did not go
As I’d hoped they’d turn out
But I can’t change the past
So I’ll just move on
And use this experience
To help me finish strong

Bah dah dah dah
Bah dah bah bah bah bah
Bah dah dah dah
Bah dah bah bah baaaaah bah bah
Bah dah dah dah
Bah dah bah bah baaah bah dah bah
Bah dah dah dah

Life’s too short.

©2007 David Loti
Track Name: When Nerds Fall In Love
Here we go.
My heart is racing at pi cubed
Meters per nanosecond
My temperature is rising to 3,011 Kelvin
My salivary glands have stopped functioning
But thanks to my eccrine sweat glands
My palms are now drowning

I am a nerd but I am in love

When nerds fall in love it’s a beautiful thing

When we gaze in each other’s oculi
I feel like I won the spelling bee first prize
The Agapornis sings its loveliest melodies
The Apis mellifera makes its sweetest honey

Through my thick spectacles
My assessment is you’re beautiful

When nerds fall in love it’s a beautiful thing
It’s so special just to watch it happening
When nerds fall in love it’s a beautiful thing

I love you more than
Einstein, Shakespeare, or Pascal,
Cryptozoology, rocket science, history,
And even calculus,
Chess, ping pong, Sudoku,
And also RPG’s
You mean much more to me
Than a perfect score on my SAT

My world ameliorates when we are together

When nerds fall in love it’s a beautiful thing
It’s so special just to watch it happening
When nerds fall in love it’s a beautiful thing
You can see the chemistry between
When nerds fall in love it’s a beautiful thing

©2006 Stand Up Citizens (David Loti and Monica Filgo).
Track Name: Volcano
If we’re going out with a bang
I’d like to be holding a tomato
When that lava flows
Over the backyard fence

Volcano

If it’s the end of the world
We can’t stop it
My insurance won’t cover it
I hope they don’t care now
Cause the grass is on fire
(This is the greatest moment of my life)

I’ve got just enough time
For one last spaghetti dinner
Up on the roof
The special is earth flambé today

If we’re going out with a bang!
©2006 Stand Up Citizens (David Loti and Monica Filgo).
Track Name: 30 Seconds Of Alien Sounds
Mar klee klark.

©2009 David Loti
Track Name: Good Year
A subtle expectancy
Came for free
This time we celebrated
Another successful trip
Of the earth around the sun
And I cannot exactly define
What I have in mind
Which will make this year
Desirable compared to the
One we left behind

She asked
“How was New Year’s Eve?”
And I turned and smiled responsively
Cause this year started differently,
I already could tell
And I do not particularly
Subscribe to these philosophies
That each New Year’s
Comes with a clean slate
Cause life doesn’t always
Work that way

But I think it’s gonna be a good year
This time
I hope it’s gonna be a good year
In my mind

Nothing has changed that I know
But I know things constantly go
On behind the scenes
Which I will never know
Cause I’m too close to witness
Each minute growth
Nothing has changed that I know
But I know things constantly go
On behind the scenes
Which I will never know
And Hope that is certain
Is certainly not Hope

Hope.

©2006 David Loti
Track Name: Focused On the Prize
I’ll take My time;
It’s My time anyway
To use as I please.
You live your life
One day at a time
Focused on the Prize.

I tell you, “Do not worry;
It won’t prolong your life.”
I know every one of your needs;
Let Me be your Supply.

Life can be so confusing
(That’s partly why it’s life.)
I give you answers you need
When it is the right time.

Don’t tell Me what you will do,
‘cause I’m the One in charge.
But My plans are Good for you;
I’m looking for your trust.

©2004 David Loti
Track Name: Dandelions
In a field of yellow flowers
Underneath the sun
Bluest eyes that spark with lightning
Boy with shoes undone.
He is young, so full of hope,
Reveling in tiny dreams,
Filling up his arms with flowers,
Right for giving any queen.

Running to her beaming bright
While cradling his prize.
A flickering of yellow light
Within his mother’s eyes.
She holds them to her heart
Keeping them where they’ll be safe
Clasped within her very marrow,
Dandelions in a vase.

She sees love where
Anyone else would see weeds.
All Hope is found.
Here is everything he needs.

Fathomless Your Endless Mercy,
Weight I could not Lift.
Where do I fit in this puzzle?
What good are these Gifts?
(I’m) not a Martyr or a Saint,
Scarcely can I struggle through.
All that I have ever wanted
Was to give my best to You.

Lord Search my heart.
Create in me something Clean
Dandelions—
You see Flowers in these weeds.

Gently Lifting hands to Heaven,
Softened by the Sweetest Hush,
A Father Sings over his Children,
Loving them So Very Much.
More than words could warrant,
Deeper than the Darkest Blue,
More than sacrifice could merit,
Lord I give my heart to You.

Arranged by Seth McGaha. Originally performed by Five Iron Frenzy. ©1998 5 Minute Walk Music (ASCAP). Used by permission.
Track Name: You Are
If I wrote a Song as Beautiful as You
It would be more Beautiful
Than any Song we’ve heard before
If I had the Words to say
How Wonderful You Are
Then You would not be You

Songs fall short
Words fall short
I fall short of showing You
How Beautiful
How Wonderful
Incomparable
I know You are

You Are.

©2007 David Loti
Track Name: I'm So In Love With You
You don’t see what I see
When I look at you
I see a masterpiece
You see things differently
But nothing you do (or do not do)
Will change the Way I See

I know this life is hard
Please receive this Gift from Me

I’m so in Love with you

You don’t see what I see
When I look at you
I see beauty
You see things differently
And what I Want to do
Is change the way you see

I’m sowing Love with you

©2008 David Loti
Track Name: You Are Always Good
You are Always Good
No matter how I feel.
You are Always Good;
This does not depend on me.
You’re Always in Control
Even if I cannot see
You’re Always in Control;
This does not depend on me.

Love is Who You are.
Love is What You do.
Love is All I need.
All I need is You.

You are Always There
When there’s pain and joy inside.
You are Always There
To bring my deaths Your Life.
You are Always Love
No matter how lost I am.
You are Always Love:
Offering out Your Guiding Hand.

©2005 David Loti
Track Name: Your Word O Lord Is Eternal (Psalm 119:89)
Your Word O Lord is Eternal;
It Stands Firm in the Heavens.

When I encounter Your Words
May they find a place to Stay
In the depths of my Soul—
The nucleus of change

Am I holding on to something
Telling myself it is nothing?
Encountering Truth Changes Everything.
Am I Willing to be Changed?

Am I holding on to nothing
Thinking it is something?
Encountering You Changes Everything.
Am I Willing to be Changed?

©2004 David Loti.
Track Name: The Body Parts Song
There are many parts of this Body:
Each one where God wanted it to be.
This part’s an arm; that part’s a kidney;
You might be a toe; she may be a spleen.
The heart can’t go over to the eyeball
And say, “You were made
As I was supposed to be,”
Because each part’s
There to serve all the others:
Many parts form one Body.

But sometimes I feel like
Maybe God fashioned me to be
The appendix, or the earlobe,
Or the small toe
Or the nipples on a man,
Or the hair on the knee.
But even if that is the case
I’m still part of this Body,
And even if that is what God
Created me to be
That’s alright with me.

If one part feels weaker than the others
Then would you please give me your attention.
These parts are as valuable as all the others
This is God’s original intention.

We’re in this together;
If one part’s ill then so is the whole Body.
We’re in this forever;
If one part’s glad then so are We.

Yeah!

©2004 David Loti

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