Unfit For Consumption

by Kevin White

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Suggested listens, based on song sales, include:

American Dream Trilogy
Mona
Falling
Deeper as it Goes
Final Daze

Note: The album was produced as a single stream concept with crossfades between songs. Individual files may not include the full fade between.

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

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released November 14, 2009

Mastered by Massive 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: Without Radio
The radio plays
But where do we turn?
Corporate designed
With money to burn

It's been so damn long (it all went so wrong)

Where are all the songs worth singing?...

Why can't I hum along?
With my radio

Music goes dead
When it's all about cash
If you follow fads
The fads, the fads they just never last

Pay an expert "big bucks"
...and it all winds up fucked

Where are all the
Songs worth singing with?

Why can't I hum along?
With my radio

It been on too long
Just turn it off
I've had enough...

I'm done

Dial the dial and file it under "gone"

Because I get along
Without radio
Track Name: Consumption
We love a million lights burning
We want our cars to eat up the road
Big, better, shiny and newer

Our just desserts for hard work
We’re told …

It’s what want
Not what we need
It’s our reward
Not simple greed

And we will vote to hear
The things we want to hear
To guarantee our piece

Too many wrong people out there
Too many reasons
For resource wars

It’s not our over consumption
The fault’s not ours
Yes, it’s clearly yours
You must conserve

It’s manifest
What we deserve
We are the best
On all the earth

And we will fight
To take
The life we want to lead

And there will be no peace
Track Name: Final Daze
And in the final daze before the war
Most of the people were still confused
And all the politicians swore they tried
Or so they lied

... then all the people said:

"Don't give us no more empty promises"
"We've had enough of them"
Right up to here ...

I work my job from 5 to 5
and I can barely scrape enough
to keep my family alive

But then half goes to you
I want to know
Where does it go?
What do you do?

Are your promises all lies?

And when elections started
It was electric in the streets
We all waited for change

But it appears...

I work my job from 5 to 5
And though I try to move ahead
I'm on a fuckin slip and slide

cause I send half off to you
I want to know
Before it goes
Will it improve?

Are your promises all lies?
Track Name: Deeper As It Goes
There was a time that I was always
Just looking for some place to stay
But if they weren't the best ... I
I used to back away

But now I finally found my "other"
And she always makes me smile
In our linen world, we aren't ever going to die

She said ...

You've got to try,
Or else, you'll never know.
But watch the signs
yeah watch the signs
It gets deeper as it goes."

But you can't see
No matter what she says
'Cause I believe
Yeah, I believe
That it happens naturally

Now I finally found my lover
I know I've found her...
'Cause I know
I'm gonna settle down and I
Ain't ever, ever going to go
Track Name: Falling
You say you're not
Just a dying flame
And everybody else
Should have no complaints

How did the world come down hard on you?
Ever wonder why?
Why you suffer as you do ...

You say your life is an awful mess
And if I showed you would you like me less?

You say your heart hurts an awful lot
Have you ever thought,
It's no heart you've got

You're just falling
Falling ... down
Take the rope from around your neck
Falling ... down
You know,
You're your own worst friend

You give me killer looks
And an icy stare
But I'm not the one
Who said they never cared

You don't care
Like you always said
Just like you always said

Before ...

So tell me now what you're going to do
NOT what the world's going to do for you

Go find another and tell them how

How I let you down

How it ALL gets you so down
Track Name: It's Not The Same
Have you ever had the feeling
You’re left open
When your insecurities
Strangle and choke you

When you know that things are fine
Yet something’s gnawing at your insides
And you convince yourself you’re calm
But still wind up with sweat
On your palms

It’s not the same
It’s just not the same

Now I’m wondering
How we’ll make it through
These phases
A little understanding
Takes us many places

And I know we do what we must
And maybe I’m making too large a fuss
But a relationship is trust
So don’t hold back
We’ve got so much

It’s not the same
It’s just not the same

I’m trying oh so very hard
To make things go our way
And though my brain is working overtime
My tongue gets tied
And all I seem to say …

Is I don’t know if I’m coming or I’m going

Is it showing?

I’m afraid I’ll blow it …
Track Name: Black Magic
I see black magic in your eyes
Who put it there?
Who did you fight?
If I catch him
I’ll take him down

He messed you up
Spun your whole head around

Who put black magic in your eyes?

You used to laugh
You used to shine
But now it’s like
Someone turned out your light

You didn’t have much
But you didn’t seem to mind
And if you showed it
Well …
We never found the time

Don’t let the world surround you
And tell you that you’re wrong
When you know you’re right

We never had much
But you didn’t seem to mind
And if you showed it
Well …
We never quite could find the time

Don’t let the world surround you
And tell you that you’re wrong
When you know you’re right
You know you’re right

Who put black magic in your eyes?

I put it there?
I was that guy?
Track Name: The American Dream Trilogy
Prologue:

I wonder where we are
And what we're going to do
We have come so far
But where are we going to

It's hard to think about it
I hate to mention
I'm likely to get dismissed

But though we try to run and hide
Eventually, we deal

It's a shame
It's a shame
It's a simple crying shame (So what're we gonna do?)
It's a shame
It's a shame
Well it's really quite a shame

Show me who you are
Follow me to you
I see your shining star
Where you leading to?

It's hate to think about it
It's hard to mention
I'd rather just live in bliss

But though we try to duck and hide
Eventually we reel

It's a shame
It's a shame
It's a simple crying shame (So what're we gonna do?)
It's a shame
It's a shame
Well it's really quite a shame

The American Dream:

The day dawns gray and sullen
I know
The paper told me so

My wife's frying in the kitchen
I know
Cause I'm so fried

You see
We stayed up way past midnight
'til two or so

Trying to let it go
Got to let it go
It's hard to hang on so

The light is slowly fading
I know
I watched it on TV

W e both stare into the cathode
It glows
And time slips by

We'll probably stay up way past midnight
Until two or so

Time to let it go ...
Yeah it's so hard to know
When its time to let things go ...

And it'll be a long tomorrow
Today just seemed to last
Eternally ...

So let's forget it.
Let's just forget it

The Aftermath:

There might come a time
In someone's life
They just wake up to
What they have been missing

They might not be the type
Who looks too close
They broadbrush over things

I had this job
I called her my wife
She claims that I
Just never seem to listen

I'm not the type
I'm all in my head
Brushing over things

So maybe I should have learned to dance
Like a ballerina marrionette?

Maybe I learned that luck and chance
Is all about the bending tree
... and that's the way it has to be

There may come a time
In a person's life
Where they drop the ball and
Set the bridges burning

Cause it's not the style
They wanted for their life
They so backed into things

And maybe they'll never learn to dance
Like some ballerina marrionette
And maybe a turn of luck and chance
Is all about the breaking tree
And that's the way it has to be

I just could never learn to dance
Like a ballerina marrionette
So maybe I took a lucky chance
And reached escape velocity
But that's the way it's got to be
Yeah that's the way it's got to be
Yeah that's the way it's got to be
For me ...
Track Name: Mona
Don't waste your good life
On Mona

There's no good reason to go there
You'll find out when she gets close
All too soon.

She'll bring you nothing but sorrow
And you'll start dreading tomorrow
Time is a thing you can't borrow
So cut her loose

Like staying out late on Sunday
And paying for it on Monday
Things just get lost in a vague haze ...
Quite an unpleasant surprise

Hey You
just look at them all
just look at them all
taking the long way home

Not I
I'm smarter than them
And it'll take years to get the way I am

Yes I'm smart
Smart, but lonely
And so I cry
On cold shoulders
If I'm so smart
Then why the hell do I still suffer?
Why the hell do I still try?
Tell me ...

For dreams go on forever
So live for today
And count all your blessings
You've got to
Treasure every day

Dreams are the one place
Where fantasy escapes
But don't bet your life on dreams

For they lead on forever
So live for today
Just count all your blessings
And treasure every day

Don't waste your time
Chasing after dreams
Cause you'll get too tired
To go on

For dreams lead on forever
So live for today
Count all your blessings
You've got to
You've got to

Not waste your good life on Mona
She's just a dream
You can't own her
It's such a risk when you follow
Your heart

She'll bring you nothing but sorrow
And you'll start dreading tomorrow
Time slips away as you follow
Your heart