Retrospectful

by Kevin White

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Blame
Sweet Marguerita
Summer
Just Like You

Special thanks to Stu Gort, Stan Brown and Tjarko Busink for adding their incredible musical talents to this effort.

Please remember that FREE 128kbps MP3 versions of the album are available at kevinwhitemusic.com

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released November 14, 2007

Mastered by Brian Lucey of Magic Garden Mastering

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Kevin White

After a stint in Special Ops, working covertly in the world's most dangerous hot spots, a chance meeting with a Zulu medicine man launched an interest in music.

For the healing power of song, as evidenced by Coca Cola's "We'd like to teach the world to sing", followed up by Pepsi's "The world sings out of tune", is instrumental-not in a literal sense, but a musical one; literally. Please enjoy.
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Track Name: Lesson in Life
There was a time
Some time ago
I can see her face
Just as if it were
In front of me
Not in my past
Like some shadow

But it wasn’t always like this now

Maybe I should have looked both ways
Instead of only one
And try to look back to the haze
To the days when I was young

'Cause I was the guy who thought that I
Could do anything if I only tried
But after time passed
I found out
That I could do things then
That I can’t do now
It was a lesson in life
I learned the hard way

I know that you
Have lots to do
It seems your scarce time
Is all eaten up
In working for wage
It’s a crying shame
And sort of crazy

But it wasn’t always like this now
Track Name: Sweet Marguerita
Wouldn’t you like
To get your feet off the ground
And travel through time and through space
Laughing is sometimes the easy way out
And better than egg on your face

Chorus:
Sweet Marguerita
Tried so hard to please ya
But when it comes easy it’s right

And Marguerite, my love
Be my baby tonight …

You wouldn’t mind if I had visited you
But you don’t have what it takes
Cause crying is sometimes the easy way out
And better than admitting mistakes

Now you wouldn’t mind if I had waited for you
But you couldn’t be right on time
Cause dying is sometimes the easy way out
And better than losing your mind
Track Name: Sooner or Later
Sooner or later
When the pyramids fall
And the great leaders crawl
Under fire in the sky

Is it better to wait
Or to cure a disease
Would you pull a small child
From an oncoming car?

Or would you pardon me please
If I lied to your face
Just so long as I dance
And you’re kept entertained

Sooner or later you’ll begin to believe

Woman sweet woman with your head in your hands
Can you bear it to send off your child
Blindness surrounds those with a lid on their lens
Leaving fears, that grow in the dark

Hatching crime after crime
Rich men close weaker mouths
That information is fake
Is that a smile on their face?

Sooner or later you’ll begin to believe
All the things you never ever thought would come to be …
Will be

Some honesty … please
Attention deficit … always fails
A little common sense … may save us all

Sooner or later
When the dynasties die
And people of earth crawl under fire in the sky
If you live all your life fearing only the worst
Tell me who can you blame?
Who do I blame?

Will you pardon their pleas
When they fall out of grace?
Or just sit by and watch
As it slips out of place

But sooner or later
We will all have to face
Our reflections in glass
And plainly assess

Sooner or later … you'll begin to believe
Track Name: Blame
As you grew
Not quite right
While we watched youth disappear quietly

But we grow as we will go
… So I can’t really blame ya

Well I’ve seen
All the spies
How they look at you with desire

Unaware that something’s off
… and I can’t really blame them

But I …
Knew all along
I tried
To deny everything

And I hurled the words
Saw the echoed hurt …
And revelation in your eyes

And I know that it’s too late
… But I can’t really blame ya

But I felt it was wrong
I tried
To take back everything

You can't unring a bell
And I just can't tell
If that's my sadness in your eyes

For you know that's how I feel
And I can't really blame ya
Track Name: Share My Daze
Well all of my love
Is wrapped up in you girl
The look in your eyes
That tells me I’m your man

Not just for now
But for ever and always

Full bloom on the flower

If you come share my daze

Cause when I’m alone
I’m still thinking of you girl
Cause you stay on mind
Every step of my day

So here we are
Together for always
So lay down your heart

And please come share my daze

Well they say love won’t last
It’s a thing of the past
A quaint memory from long ago

But they just don’t know you
Like I do, girl

Yes it’s you girl
That all of my love
Is wrapped up and tied in
We’ve got no place to go
And wouldn’t care if there was

Cause right here, right now
Life just couldn’t get better
And we’re never without
If you come share my daze

Please … come share my daze
Track Name: Up and Down
I’ve been up and down
Over the same old ground
I’ve run with a callous crowd

It tears the heart of me
And I can’t help it
If that’s the way you seem to be

We come and go
First and last
And it can hit ya hard
When unexpected objects crash

Impaled on shards of grief
And I can’t help it
If that’s the way you seem to be

It gets cold and dark
This down and out
Where milky light shine dims
And gray dawns the day and night

Just like you’re semi-sleeping
It’s much too hard on me
And I can’t help it
If that’s the way you seem to be

And you’re not the only one …

Do you double cross
To win or lose
What makes us lose our way
The brain blanks and blows a fuse

Just like you’re semi-sleeping
I didn’t start this thing
But I can’t help it
If that’s the way you used to be

And you’re not the only one …
Track Name: Lady I Idolize
Lady I Idolize
You gave me more
More of my dreams
With none of the schemes

Lady I Idolize
You were my first
…and my last
‘Cause I know we’ll last

You gave me everything
I wanted
You mean the world
To me
Now I adore
The ground beneath
Your feet

You are my love
You are my lady
I’ll never need
Another lover

Lady I Idolize
I love you so
And now it seems to me
We were just meant to be
You stole my heart
…and my soul

Lady I Idolize
Track Name: Just Like You
Well come-a Sunday morning meeting time
I laid my tithe down on the plate
And while they drive their church bought Cadillacs
My monthly rent check gets delayed by days

Yeah I gave everything I had
To people just like you

And it's sad to say but it's all a ruse
So I'll never trust another one like you

Can you really buy a miracle?
And who in heaven sets the going rate?
Can religion make the crippled walk?
Or are some tricks here merely being staged?

Yeah, I gave everything I had
To people just like you

And it's sad to learn
That's it so untrue

So I'll never trust a -- another one like you

Oh no, don't quote works from the bible
For shame on all the liars,
God ain't talking to you -- no, not you
It's so hard to bear your tired recitals
When you pander self-denial
I'm tired of listening
I'm through -- with you

For if you really were a saint
This ain't a picture I would paint

Yeah it's maddening ... Call it "God abuse"

So I never trust another one like you
No, I'll never trust another one like you.

I get so angry at your "misdirection"
It's not a business when you're saving souls
You're next to nothing 'bout the plight of others
You're only putting on a glitzy show

For if there really were such miracle men
Then dirty money would be no concern
It's manufacturing of golden idols
By cheatin' holy roller charlatans

Because I gave everything I had
To people, just like you

And it's sad to say
Folks just can't see through

But I'll never trust another one like you
No, I'll never trust another one like
Track Name: Summer
In the childhood days of summer
Chasing fireflies
Third base runners
Spending time like no other time of year

Days so hot
Some nights so wicked
Sleeping bags all damp and sticky
Insects buzzing, dancing round my ears

While the whole summer rolls
Through the Fourth of July
And the fireworks at night – paint the sky
And everybody oohs and ahhs

Ooooooh … Ahhhhhh …

Holiday out by the ocean
Skin that smells of tanning lotion
Half through summer – shadows growing long

Wish there was a way to stop it
Keep the moment in my pocket
Pull it out and smell the briny air

For halcyon days fade to chill Autumn nights
That’s how it goes … yes it goes … much to quickly

Soft wavy curls
Not too hard on the eyes
And the fireworks at night – light the sky – light the sky

Humid dogged days of summer
Evening storms that spark the thunder
There’s rumbling in the distance

As the fall approaches slowly
Colors changing
Getting colder
Summer days are growing shorter

Then halcyon days fade to chill Autumn nights
That’s how it goes … yes, it goes … much to quickly … ‘fore you know

Now a child of faded summer
Autumn’s day rapidly numbered
Heading into winter weather

Wish there was a way to stop it
But I locked it in my pocket
Memories of my childhood days

In Summer --
Track Name: Twilight Land (Sam's Song)
Then suddenly it looms
October’s harvest moon

Salmon colored skies approach as
Songbirds go quiet
Tendrils of the night encroach
As days fade to black
There’s no turning clocks back
In the way up ahead
Lies Twilight land

The road winds
I try not to linger, so I
Just drive
And ignore
The exit signs

Lately in my heart of hearts I’ve shouldered a cross
Certain everything we care for
Carries a cost
Even memories don’t last

Merely waves on the sand
Here in Twilight land