Counting On You

Counting On You is the song that I have come up with for the banker and teller scene from the Luff story. I wrote the Tellers as characters who basically help everyone with their Codes or money. They are the one part of the Smiler groups that don’t smile much, because they are always working hard to get stuff and are too focused on the numbers and the game. They only smile when they believe they have worked out an advantage over other Tellers and are making record gains.

The song talks about how we are basically asked to buy, buy, buy to save the economy and democracy. Keep the capitalist method working. I suggest that the people doing this work may be lost in their work. Very much like gamblers who are addicted to trying to beat the system. They don’t generally care about individual lives or numbers as long as the overall picture is looking showing profit. On to the song.

Final Production Version – Mixed, but not mastered for the album.

Everything you got
you wanted
Everything you have
you needed
Everything will keep you
safe at home

Put it in your closet
store it
Fill up your garage
and horde it
Someday you will surely
Need it all

I’m counting on you
I’m counting on you
There’s a little place in my pocket
for everything you own

There’s no other way
to do it
I made it work
and you prove it
You grind your fingers
to the fun

Everything will be ok
Cause I watch the numbers every day
This addiction feeds my greedy, little mind
I don’t care if your life is in shambles
everything is just gamble to me, anyway
I’ll beat that number game next time.

You know it’s only
business
Nothing personal
in it
You only get
what you pay for

Thank you for being
Supportive
When times are tough
Just ignore it
I’ve got too much
but I still want more.

I’m counting on you
I’m counting on you
There’s a little place in my pocket
for everything you own

There’s no other way
to do it
I made it work
and you prove it
You grind your fingers
to the fun

I’m counting on you
I’m counting on you
There’s a little place in my pocket
for everything you own

There’s no other way
to do it
I made it work
and you prove it
You grind your fingers
to the fun

Everything will be ok
Cause I watch the numbers every day
This addiction feeds my greedy, little mind
I don’t care if your life is in shambles
everything is just gamble to me, anyway
I’ll beat that number game next time.

The following track is the first recording of the song, before the lyrics and melody were solidified and is just an early acoustic and vocal rendition.

No Mix Version:
Counting On You –

Rough track:
Counting On You (initial rough version)

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Wealth Inequality in America

I ran across this video at Bill Moyer’s. My gut feeling is that this is probably true, based on my research into public relations, mass production, consumerism and the corporate and political climate that has been evolving since the late 19th Century. Although statistics and charts can create skewed view of reality, this is so skewed that I would really like to know more about it.

Awareness is the focal point of my practice and I am posting this because they mentioned one of the key phrases that I use in my art practice and on my album which is “wake up”. I am trying to suggest that as individuals we need to become aware of our situation. In this case, I feel that a massive wool has been pulled over the eyes of the country at large. I would like to see additional evidence that proves or disproves this information.  Please suggest either in comments.

I would also like to see how this stacks up on a global scale.

Wealth Inequality Video

I came across this video at Bill Moyer’s website.

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The Story Outline

This is a post that contains a working document. It is in process and will continue until the project is completed. Being a working document there will be errors, misspellings and other grievous errors. Feel free to point them out or ignore them. The outline is what I am using as a grounding point to create the album and other parts of the project. Thanks you.

I Am Luff Story – PDF

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