Living, Coping, Breathing...

Randy Rhythm and Michael Anthony working on words for new songs

  • Alter Ego4:40

  • Wake up... my friend3:15
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  • Way to Go4:06

the Inspiration

 

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  • Test Pattern3:02

  • Amen2:40

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  • What you make it3:42

  • Not knowing3:22

  • I can't let you go3:52

  • Mr. Mean4:02

Way to go 
You don't see what my eyes see
cuz my eyes is seein what you don't see
in every way...
Just shut your eyes to really know
then you'll find what really is 
deep in your mind
Mine eyes seeinamazing things
that you may never know or see
that's such a dread
If you want to follow me
empty that thing you lack... from
the clutter in your head
I can't turn back... to explain things to you
You already know
the way to get away... from you
Maybe one day... I will reach out to you
Open your mind, Oh... Let it go
Cuz my mind is seein... amazing things
heavenly things
Just close your eyes
and maybe You... will see... One day
Open that mind... And Let it go...
You already know... the way
the way to Go
Words & Music: Randy Yaworski
© 2012 Randy Rhythm Music

Wake up... (my friend)
eyelids peel, the ceiling beckons
write your thoughts upon my skin
too much bother        ya know I oughta
              get my head... in front of me
it meant something, when I wrote it... or
was the author someone I don't know
SCREW THE SYSTEM...!!!
                                   Toss that notion
It never helped me...       in any way
Should I bother???   It makes me holler!!!
Now to see what's burning me
Ahhhh... Ahhhh...
Ahhhh... Ahhhh...
                    Ahhhh... Ahhhh...
                    Ahhhh... Ahhhh... 
WHEN I WAKEN... SOMEWHAT SHAKEN
OUT OF FOCUS... 
WHAT JUST HAPPENED?#!
What just happened
WHAT JUST HAPPENED
another day has come before us...
guess it's time to live some more
Words & Music: Randy Yaworski
© 2012 Randy Rhythm Music

 
The Rap  
I don't know the God man / Not sure if we met yet / Guessin some October... I think WE will
One thing I do know / Is living sure ain't easy
If you don't understand me... Come and see my hood
Just sayin; When I wake up / Why do I have to make up / A skin that's gonna save me... Living my rat life
Please dont abuse me / Dont you even use me / Talk me in the eyes / Get to see what's in
I don't need no hassle... Let me live in my own mess... If the wrap ain't gonna save me...
          Maybe nothing will
Wrap me in a Bubble that'll keep me outta trouble
Wrap me in a Bubble til I see you
Another beer down in me / Life is the way you see me / My bubble wrap should hold me... until you do
Wrappin rollin poppin / Bubble wrap protection / A body condom - I Need...
To Walk this world
For Your Information / The wrap a quick soulution / Keeping me in safety
From this hell on earth
I can't share the moral / Cuz the story isn't over / Gonna keep myself a rollin... til I see you 
I don't need no hassle... Let me live in my own mess... If the wrap ain't gonna save me...
          Maybe nothing will
Wrap me in a Bubble that'll keep me outta trouble
Wrap me in a Bubble til I see you
Wrap me in a Bubble that'll keep safe from trouble
Wrap me in a Bubble til I see you
Wrap me in a Bubble
Wrap me in a Bubble
Wrap me in a Bubble
                               til I see you
Words: Randy Yaworski & Michael Anthony
Music: Randy Yaworski
© 2012 Randy Rhythm Music

Without Fear
Yuu know they call me paranoid / they tell me... you have nothing to fear 
why is everybody / always looking my way / 
this is what I see / all around my stompin grounds... / this is what I know 
How am I to know / where I am to go... to find some peace and harmony 
when everyone is watching me... / always looking... over at me
no one's safe out anymore... / hope that changes... and soon
as I gaze up in the sky / higher... and higher... / higher than the highest
Big Brother's hand is reaching in... / grabbing hold of my life
Copter man up in the sky... / cop control... / roving - community eye 
rising up and probing us... / I see them looking at me
The boys in blue will pick you up / keep you safe and take you home...
I tell you... shed not a tear
They say when you fall we have your back,
then they lie right in my eye... / and tell me the system will be my good friend
Ain't no system on the street... / no one seems to care about me
The boys in blue go cruising by / as people take interest my way
People look me up and stare me down / and if I speak they hand me frowns / 
What is it that I am to say... / my MO only gets me beat... / the rhythm is hurting my brain
over there I see a knife... / another one may lose a life, / 
now they run another gun / I see one cry, I see one die...
Someone tell me... when this will come to an end
Don't you call me paranoid... / don't you put a label... on me 
I do no crime please grant me grace... / walk away and / get your... air, right outta my face
Don't lay your breath down on me / forcing... your power control 
Give me time, leave me be, / let me... get to my home 
leave me be to moan and groan, / and I ask of you... before you go...
please leave me at least one last beer
Let me live... let me breathe / and let the breath that I breathe... / be inhaled... 
without any fear
Words: Randy Yaworski & Michael Anthony
Music: Randy Yaworski
© 2012 Randy Rhythm Music
 
 
One day... someday  
One day I was wondering... where does this mess all go...?
I mean... how can I live a meaningful life.... when I know I must go.
but how do I go/when I know not the way/when I know that I live... 
Only to die... One day someday
I'm here for the first time... please Give it to me now
for tomorrow is empty/until you fill it full/Let me live my today/let me drink it all up/
Savor the sip... mmmmmmmmm Right here and now... 
let me know you let me know you Now
What can I say/Today I do live/But I wait for the day to come
when you let me die
One day the time is gonna be here when you let me go
I come to see you... to finally know you... I wanna be with you... Oh let me know you.... now
Words & Music: Randy Yaworski
© 2012 Randy Rhythm Music
 
I can't let you go...
I'm running through the memories that I find...
and finding that, I'm missing you in my mind
Why did you go... so fast with no goodbye
I'm missing you... it makes me wanna cry...
So long... So long
Why did you have to go?
I'm telling you... I feel you in my soul
What can I do..? I don't really know!
I sing this song... trying to let you go
and as I run, reflections I do see...
I think I see... your image before me...
Time is stilled... I whisper my hello
you fade away... I miss you, you should know!!!
So long... So long
Why did you have to go?
I'm telling you... I feel you in my soul
What can I do..? I don't really know!
I sing this song... trying to let you go
Life isn't fair... when I'm losing you
hey there can you hear..? I be missing you!
How do I know? You are really gone...
I feel you Here... that's why I sing this song
I'm running through the memories in my mind...
my mind it runs... your image I do find.
I'm missing you... but need to say goodbye
I sing this song... can you hear me cry..?
So long... So long
Why did you have to go?
I'm telling you... I feel you in my soul
What do I do..? I don't really know!
I sing this song... I try to let you go
You should know... I be missing you...
You should know... I be missing you...
You should know... I be missing you...
I can't let you go...
I can't let you go...
I can't let you go...
I can't let you go...
Words & Music: Randy Yaworski
© 2012 Randy Rhythm Music

Test Pattern
Music: Randy Yaworski
© 2012 Randy Rhythm Music

 
Mr. Mean
I’ve been here before...
I exist... but feel I'm barely living
heart stompin' pill pushin man
messin with my demeanor
forcing his remedy... dissin' self medication
his drugs won't be helping me
they end in the garbage can
deep in my mind
The things I find would make you scream
Quantum explosions inside my head are blowing my helpless mind
Shattering my frame of life
Causing a well of strife poison to each breath of life
Wake up in a hospital bed... from the stuff crawling in my head
Doctor looks over me... I wonder just what he sees
I.m told I'm slowly killing me...
as my eyes remain open wide... from evil I can not hide
the symptom of my demise... the thoughts behind mine own eyes
you know that I've been here before
it's just that I care no more
No more... no more... no care no more
I yell as I run out the door
Mr... Mister Mean
the gleam in his wild eyes... you know it is no surprise
He's taking a run at me... He's making me kinda mean
Can't run from myself I find... gotta get out of my mind
Get out of my frantic way... you need to listen to what I say
 Mister... Mr. Mean
The demons inside my head... are wanting me to just lay dead
You know I have been here before... it's making me kinda mean
Work it out somehow someway Work it out... find a day
Work it out somewhere else work it out somehow someway
Work it out before it kills me
work it out... Work it out... work it out Mr...
Mister Mean
Words: Randy Yaworski & Michael Anthony  
Music: Randy Yaworski
© 2012 Randy Rhythm Music

Alter Ego
Something loose just can't restrain it...
the mirror no longer could contain it
I cast an image... on window pane
a looking glass inside my brain
Hey I'm randy what's your pleasure???
let the rhythm be your measure
Free the ego... there now you go
let out the shadow from incognito
Tonight let loose your inner ego
paint the place psychedelic mojo
That space inside my mind, I find
Alter ego... altered mind
Alter ego... altered mind
Dancin' Livin' blow my mind
What a find this thing I'm livin
inside my mind the livin's givin’
Self medication across the nation
take the dose in feel sensation
tune out drop by catch a now phrase
get happy livin' go shoutin' praise
C'mon let loose your inner ego
live your life like in a fishbowl
the world's a mirror this I see
thine own eye lookin' back at me
Alter ego... altered mind
Dancin' Livin' blow my mind
What a find this thing I'm livin
inside my mind the livin's givin’
Alter ego... altered mind
Dancin' Livin' blow my mind
What a find this thing I'm livin
inside my mind the livin's givin’
Words: Randy Yaworski & Michael Anthony  
Music: Randy Yaworski
© 2012 Randy Rhythm Music

Not knowing
Please Mister please... I don't do no wrong
please sister please.... listen to my song
the government they have these rules that keep messin' with my life
Please Mister please... I don't do no wrong
please sister please.... listen to my song
what is it that I am to do... to get liquor in my skin?
The government won't work for me... so I don't work for work
Please Mister please... I don't do no wrong
please sister please.... listen to my song
they microscope my simple life try to change the who I am
I keep looking in the mirror I see... I see my grin ain't full of sin...
I keep looking in the mirror I see... I see my grin ain't full of sin...
Please Sister please... don't question the attitude
please mister please.... just let me live my way
It's not like science of the stars... don't over complicate my day
I ask... will the government ever work for me... not knowing... is where I am today!
just living here my first time... not knowing any other way
Words: Randy Yaworski & Michael Anthony  
Music: Randy Yaworski
© 2012 Randy Rhythm Music

What you make it
Marcel Morin & Michael A. Tilka
© 1979 Mark-Cain Music

Amen
Holy... Holy... is the Lord...
Alleluia... Alleluia... Alleluia
Father of ours, the heavens are yours... Hallowed are you... Hallowed are you
Thy Kingdom come, Oh... let it be done, blessed by your will... Blessed be your will
On earth from your heart in heaven, let your love reign on us...
Grant we find no hunger, as we ask... for our daily bread
Father of ours forgive us our sins, as sin on us is mended
I follow your path and trust no temptation... you deliver us from evil... for you are Hallowed... you are Hallowed
Father of ours call us into your kingdom... ...with your power and your glory... 
blessed by your will... Blessed be your will
Oh...let us live for ever, and ever, and ever... with you
Words & Music: Randy Yaworski 
(Adaptation of our Lord's Prayer)
© 2012 Randy Rhythm Music

Funkin with Life,
Randy Rhythm

Randy Rhythm Project - Living, Coping, Breathing... (CD Art)

  • Without Fear3:24

  • The Rap3:22

  • One day... someday3:04

Please allow me introduce you to my childhood and lifelong friend... Ben...
His story is the inspiration behind the Randy Rhythm Project.
Living, Coping, Breathing... is a reflection of some day-day life experiences from one voice... One voice who had become dependent on the system for care. 
Ben was that voice.
Ben suffered in ways almost indiscernible... 
His story though is similar to many people's stories of their own trials and tribulations.
The songs here resonate from the impact of Ben's responses to life as they merged with mine and with the lives of the friends we had in common...
In Ben's stories the voices of many can be heard, for there are many like Ben, many who suffer the sometimes devastating circumstances of the effects of mental illness in their lives...

‘Way to GO’ is the first of a hand full of stories... songs that share Ben's struggle with you...

The morning after finding out that Ben had just died I found myself alone but not alone… a voice shouted out in my prayer, “You don’t see what my eyes see.” 
Realizing it was something Ben would say... I listened… 
In the stillness of my mourning, I heard…
This song, ‘Way to GO’ in a kind of in a spiritual sense, is an affirmation from Ben to share the telling of some of his struggles with life...   
If you ‘see’... then as Ben would tell me… "You already know… the way… the way to go…"
 
A few days later… missing my friend I found myself drifting in thought to knocking on Ben's door... the thing with just knocking on his door is that unless you were with him the previous evening one would never know just what kind of state he might awaken to… ‘Wake up… (my friend)’ paints an image of what might have been another day…

Ben’s good friend, Michael Anthony shared with me Ben’s struggle with just being in the world today…  his solution to survive was bubble wrap.  This would be his buffer between his existence and the real world…
Mikey and I penned ‘The Rap’ to tell this story.

‘Without Fear’ was actually one of the biggest fears faced by Ben’s friend’s… the fear he would be beaten and robbed during one of his ‘beer runs’.  (It has happened to him)… 
During these beer runs, Ben would occasionally run into people he knew…  A sense of paranoia often fell upon Ben when he was out getting his beer and any conversation he came into would be cut short due to his feeling someone might be following him to take his lifeblood away from him.  This song is a tale of the North End beer stomp he subjected himself to regularly…

Another affirmation to tell Ben’s story came to me when I shared the demo of the song ‘One day… someday’ with Ben’s brother.  
The tear in his eye that told me it really was Ben’s voice I was hearing.
‘One day… Someday’ is Ben’s lament… painting in song, one of the days that he nearly took his life…

Relationship… 
The emotions that result can hit hard with anyone and sometimes the feelings can last forever.
This is ‘I can’t let you go’… 
In a way it is a love song but in words it is a story of emptiness and holding on to that which cannot be held anymore…

‘Test Pattern’ captures how Ben’s eyes cast upon the world envisioned his to be. His world was as a random oscillation in the void of existence that dances to it’s own melody as it flows within the pulse of life itself.
As Michael and I sat back discussing this project that our shared memories of Ben had opened before us, and as we reflected on the experiences of Ben’s life that we had written about it was realized that one mood was not mentioned at all.  
This hard hitting message not only speaks of the inner turmoil that incites the tension within, but also holds insight into the awareness of working out the issues by seeking help for… ‘Mr. Mean’

The song ‘Alter Ego’ is a painting of how Ben viewed fun to be… 
No inhibitions… no reservations… just letting that Alter Ego loose to live…
Freeing that person inside that just is… Living... Holding nothing back… 
“Living here for the first time”, as Ben would phrase it.
Altered Mind found a way to release it.

So many times we all sat and listened as Ben would complain about the restrictions on his freedom to live in this world as he sought to live… rules… regulations… people… systems… all troubled him.
He saw no wrong in how he conducted himself and could not understand why some people saw his life as wrong.
The answer… ‘Not knowing’

Many thanks go out to Wireless and Max Webster for the sanity reflected in the lunacy of the songs you wrote and released as part of the music we grew up with. ‘What you make it’ is one of those songs. Enjoyed immensely by Bentley Michael Borys and many of the people we call friends.  This song epitomizes how Ben wanted to live life…

‘Amen’ was written years ago during a time of healing from emotional turmoil. Lacking words to explain the circumstances of life, the words in the prayer Jesus taught were viewed with a look into a different depth of meaning.
The up tempo rock beat helped too…

Funkin with Life,
Randy Rhythm

Living... Coping... Breathing
©2012 RandyRhythmMusic

Recorded, Produced & Mastered by

Randy Yaworski at RandyRhythmMusicCo
Assisted by Shaun Connelly, Gary Gurniak & Chris Pietruszka
Graphic Concept by George Loxton &

Randy Yaworski

Living, Coping, Breathing...

Randy Rhythm

the Words