Animals All the Same

by Alexander James Adams

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Originally designed as a reward for a fund builder to protect my many rescue animals from nasty neighbors it became a full album of re-recorded older favourites and new creations from my Patreon page.

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released April 1, 2018

All music & lyrics: Alexander James Adams & Heather Alexander
All voices & instruments: AJ Adams with additional musicians on "Animals All the Same" and "Celtic Wisdom"

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Alexander James Adams Muskogee, Oklahoma

From the Land of Fae comes the Faerie Tale Minstrel with songs and stories of days gone by and futures yet to come. Guitar and fiddle support a voice that enchants the ear and comforts the heart. Jigs and reels, lust and lullabye, the magic and music are there for those that believe. ... more

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Track Name: Animals All the Same
ANIMALS ALL THE SAME
Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander

We walk on two legs, hold our heads up high
No other animal dare meet us in the eye
"We're so superior", "We've come so far!"
Too bad we've forgotten the animals we are!

What is the difference between feathers and hair?
The handprint of a human or the one of a bear?
We all roar with laughter, we all howl with tears
Show our teeth when angry, lay back our ears

THE PASSION'S WITHIN YOU
WHISPERING WHAT YOU WANT TO BE
TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR
WHAT ANIMAL DO YOU WISH TO SEE?

A man is a "young buck", a woman, "a fox"
Raccoons all wear black masks & horses have socks
A monkey's got uncles & in time you will see
All this foolish behavior makes an "ass" out of me!

We each meet our animal in its time and place
While gazing into its eyes, we see our own face
It'll teach us and guide us if we but call its name
For under one starry sky we're animals all the same!

Animals are precious, without them we'd be lost
But we still conquer land and sea, regardless of the cost
We laugh in the face of Nature defying Her great plan
Now who's the dumber species? The animals or Man?

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Track Name: Do the Russell
Instrumental-
Music by Alexander James Adams
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Track Name: Magic Is in You
MAGIC IS IN YOU
Music & Lyrics: Alexander James Adams

Magic is in you to make your dreams come true
Hypnotic song and rhyme prevail throughout all time
Music is the key to set your spirit free
Listen deep and follow me
Listen deep and follow me

Relax my friends, relax your hands
Sink your feet in gentle sands
Slide your mind into the trance
Give your heart this magic chance

Feel your body gently breathe
In your heart, you do believe
You can go beyond this world
With your breath as it’s unfurled
Go beyond the place you see
Go beyond what used to be
Close your eyes and follow me
Close your eyes and follow me

Close your eyes and drop your head
Let your body feel like lead
Let it pool within your seat
You are safe within this beat

Keep the music in your mind
As your muscles you unwind
Start way down within your toes
Once relaxed than up it flows
Up your legs and through your hips
Body, arms and finger tips
Release your inner energy
Let the music set you free
Breathe in deep and follow me
Breathe in deep and follow me

Music helps you journey deep
Your body rests but does not sleep
Your mind is weightless free to go
Your journey is for you to know

Breathe in deeply then release
The tension in your mind will cease
Open up your heart to find
The magic that has been designed
For here lies laughter, joy and love
Things of which we’re all made of
Breathing slowly, sinking low
Down we go, down we go
Breathing slowly, sinking low
Down we go, down we go
Breathing slowly sinking low,
Down we go, down we go…………

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Track Name: Conjure a Miracle
CONJURE A MIRACLE
Music & Lyrics by Alexander James Adams


Whispers of specters go round in my head,
Revealing the feelings of tension and dread-
Darkness is rising and fear’s galvanizing,
To turn all my efforts to failures instead-

What can I do to make everything right?
If broken apart, can two hearts reunite?
Is there a chance in this ill-fated dance,
To turn up the tune and step into the light?

Can I manage to conjure a miracle?
Make the damage be evolutional?
Please show me how, it must be now or nevermore-
Or tell me what else this love I’m still feeling is for?

Strengthen and lengthen the patience I’ve learned,
Deraign all the pain so it can’t be returned-
Hold to what’s true when emotion’s askew,
And the bridge that runs through has been thoroughly burned-

See from perspectives I don’t understand,
Follow directives that I have not planned-
Strive to be kind even though I may find,
That the one I’m aligned with will bite at my hand-

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Track Name: Hap'n Frog
HAP’N FROG
Music & Lyrics by Heather Alexander

Hap’n Frog in the summer rain,
Munchin’ on flies and he can’t complain-
Callin’ “Mr. Raccoon are you still there?”
And he’s answered back by the tortoise and hare-

SINGIN' “HEY, HEY, WHAT DO YOU SAY?”
“LET'S ALL DANCE ON A SUMMER'S DAY!”
“HEY, HEY, WHAT DO YOU SAY?”
“LET'S ALL DANCE ON A SUMMER'S DAY!”

Hap’n Frog and he’s singing a song,
Makin’ up words as he hops along-
Finally sees Mr. Red Raccoon,
And together they make up a dandy tune!

Hap’n Frog and he’s hitchin’ a ride,
Gets picked up by the ocean tide-
The waves they troll him out to sea,
But he can swim better than you or me!

Hap’n Frog’s caught by a bird,
Screamin’ so loud Mr. Raccoon heard-
Mr. Raccoon comes then to settle the score,
‘Cause that’s what the Froggie’s friends are for!

Hap’n Frog’s singing in the rain,
Mr. Raccoon’s got a new refrain-
Together they’re joined by the tortoise and hare,
And there never was a summer night so fair!

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Track Name: Honeysuckle Vine
HONEYSUCKLE VINE
Lyrics & Music by Alexander James Adams

The brightest of the flowers
Within the oaken wood-
Will keep me there for hours
Indulging as I should-
Sparkling with the morning dew
Smelling sweet and fine-
Nothing beats a wander through
The Honeysuckle Vine!

YOU MAKE THE WOODS A SAFER PLACE
AS ‘ROUND IT YOU ENTWINE-
MY JOURNEY’S BLESSED BY THE GRACE
OF HONEYSUCKLE VINE!

The darkest path of saw briar
Will rend and rip and snare-
But thorns will lose their fire
Engulfed by something fair-
For ‘round she wraps her gentle arms
Softening every point-
Adding all her scented charms
Of honey to anoint-

The truest form of balance
Is proven every day-
By Mother Nature’s talents
That happen as they may-
So when the thorns start growing out
Then take it as a sign-
To make yourself go walkabout
In Honeysuckle Vine!

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Track Name: Brannigan's Special Ale
BRANNIGAN'S SPECIAL ALE
Lyrics & Music: Heather Alexander

Within the town of Sutter Down,
There is a tavern tale-
You never do think you to take a small drink you
Of Brannigan’s Special Ale-
Start seein’ things real funny,
And given half a chance,
Start swirling around and you’ll then tumble down
And the mice on your head will all dance!

You’ll see unicorns and dragons,
And a castle made of gold-
A feast of all feasts with fantastical beasts,
Of the likes which you’ve never been told-
You’ll fly on a magic carpet,
On a purple sea you’ll sail-
You can talk to the fish because you had the wish,
To drink Brannigan’s Special Ale!

You may be a rich and noble king,
In a castle great and grand-
You dare not go to sleep when you’re counting the sheep,
Of all the herds in the land-
The count is on a parchment,
Which gets stolen by a gale-
Losing count is quite dread, now you’re losing your head,
All from Brannigan’s Special Ale!

You may be powerful wizard,
And know every kind of spell-
You know all of the names of the demons in flames,
Even those who would never dare tell!
A beautiful lady seeks your craft,
To make her skin more pale-
But your spell has gone wrong, now her nose is too long!
All from Brannigan's Special Ale!

Perchance within this drunken dream,
You’ll think yourself a knight-
Whose been knocked off your horse, but it’s all in due course,
Your opponent has won the fight-
She strips off all her armor,
Removes her dress of mail-
Try hard not to stare because you took the dare,
To drink Brannigan’s Special Ale!

I’m telling you my young friends,
There’s not that can avail,
You’ll be lost forever, that’s why you should never
Drink Brannigan’s Special Ale!

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Track Name: Frost Upon the Pumpkin
Frost Upon the Pumpkin
Music & Lyrics by Alexander James Adams

Priestess:
There’s frost upon the pumpkin
And the wind is in my hair
I swear I’m hearing something
But I’m seeing nothing there
I walk alone in darkness
But I do not suffer fright
I know what lives within the starkness
Of this Samhain night

Spectre:
There’s frost upon the pumpkin
And there’s mist within the air
I feel the breath of something
‘Tis a mortal without care
She wanders through the darkness
With her vibrant heart alight
She brings a fire to the starkness of this Samhain night!

Duet:
There’s frost upon the pumpkin
Tis my tears
And the wind is in my hair
Tis my breath and sigh
I swear I’m hearing something
Have no fears
Is there anybody there?
It is only I
What wanders in this darkness?
I will heed your ancient summoning rite!
Staying just outside the light?

Will you not join me in the starkness of this Samhain night?
And let you call me from the starkness of this Samhain night!

There’s frost upon the pumpkin
And there’s Magick in the air
We both are moved by something
Tis a power we can share
Together in this darkness
We can see beyond our sight
And know the secrets of the starkness in this Samhain night!
We know the secrets of the starkness in this Samhain night!

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Track Name: Smoke-Filled Pictures
SMOKE FILLED PICTURES
Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander

Smoke fills the room,
With castles in the air-
I weave them all upon a silver loom,
Look up if you dare-

I WONDER WHERE I'M GOING?
AND WHERE I BELONG?
WHAT THIS PLASTIC WORLD CAN OFFER ME?
THE ONLY TRUTH I UNDERSTAND
IS THAT WITHIN MY SONG
AND IN THE SMOKE FILLED PICTURES THAT I SEE

Threads without any ends,
Tangle in the chandelier-
Within the smoky corners are my friends,
And no one knows they’re here-

Music floats to the ground,
Dragons fly on the wing-
And in their dance, they whirl the whole room ‘round,
Above the heads of those to whom I sing-

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Track Name: Celtic Wisdom
Instrumental -
Music by Alexander James Adams
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Track Name: Golden Ring
GOLDEN RING
Music & Lyrics by Heather Alexander

Gather ‘round, my friends to me-
Advice I have for you-
It stems from my experience,
And I swear that it is true-
We’re all meant for adventure,
There’s paths where we must go-
In light of my last journey,
There are some things
You need to know-

All of us are tempted,
All of us will fail-
The trick is learning right from wrong,
And letting good prevail-
We all can have the power now
Of Darkness to command,
But what would happen to your soul
If you wield that…
Upon your hand-

FOR IT’S EASY TO BE CARELESS,
EASY NOT TO THINK,
EASY JUST TO VANISH IN A BLINK-
DENOUNCING YOUR REALITY,
SUCH A SIMPLE THING-
A HARMLESS HABIT,
MUCH AS PUTTING ON-
A GOLDEN RING-

You wear it closely to your heart
As if from a heavy chain-
It shreds the soul to many a part
And you’re never quite the same-
Don’t ever heed its beck and call,
Its hatred and its ire-
For if you love this world at all
Return it to…
Its forging fire-

Now you’ved listened to my thoughts,
Pray keep them in your mind-
Someday it might seem easier
To be cruel or unkind-
Remember some of what I’ve said
For when the moment’s through
Of danger done by Darkness,
The bearer then….
Might well be you-

‘CAUSE IT’S EASY TO BE CARELESS,
EASY NOT TO THINK,
EASY JUST TO VANISH IN A BLINK-
DENOUNCING YOUR REALITY,
SUCH A SIMPLE THING-
A HARMLESS HABIT,
MUCH AS PUTTING ON-
THAT PRECIOUS RING-

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Track Name: Uffington Horse
UFFINGTON HORSE
Music & Lyrics: Heather Alexander

Where ancient walls of castle halls,
Resound with voice and string-
We'll journey there where on the air,
The chords of magic ring-
Where welcome notes come from the throats,
Of friendship soon to be-
And songs will grace a mystic place,
Enchanting you and me-

WE'LL RUN THE COURSE
FROM STONEHENGE UP TO UFFINGTON
ON A WHITE CHALK HORSE WE'LL RIDE
NO FEAR HAVE I
OF FAERIE, SPRITE OR MORTAL MAN
IF YOU ARE BY MY SIDE

We'll travel 'round far underground,
Where shadows dance and run-
In tunnels deep, where goblins sleep,
And never see the sun-
Where darkness seems alive with screams,
Of bansidhe on the fly-
Hot wind will send your hair on end,
When dragons pass you by!

And in the wood where Robin Hood,
Once hid his secret den-
We'll play a song and sing along,
With all his merry men-
And tell a tale with fine brewed ale,
And friends from long ago-
And tread the moss of Robin's Cross,
Where magic memories flow!

We'll climb the hill where lying still,
The one true horse remains-
Protected there by those who care,
Against the winds and rains-
And standing where a thankful prayer,
Is said by you and me-
Our humble quest is greatly blessed,
By ancient mystery-

And now I roam on winds of home,
And think on what I've learned-
Of ancient bones and standing stones,
How dragon fire's burned-
Of Ladies nine, and magic sign,
And travels made by chance-
While under me I think I see,
The nine white horses dance!

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