Evolutionary EP

by Toby Ganger

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1.
Evolutionary 03:18
(scratching) evolutionary when your back's against the wall and your hope turns to faith you better be able to evolve to survive another day can you hear it in the distant breeze? listen to the infants breathing sounds like a symphony the instant that the instruments hit their peak we know that history teaches all the wars won and the victory speeches but what's hid beneath every shift towards reason is traditions breaching letting go without getting paralyzed being careful not to parrot lies that your parents might have shared cause they inherited a paradigm where they're unaware that time will find a way to verify the very things that vary in each pair of eyes rolling a pair of dice trying to find your paradise watching as your era dies (chorus) we are tomorrow we are the dream we are the whispers that the choirs will sing we are the moment the cycles are broken so walk with me (so walk with me) evolutionary (scratching) evolutionary all revolutions become the establishment lost amongst all the management and a newborn's breath will hopefully move forward a few more steps than a freshman who barely just read a paragraph of Marx's Manifesto and get so they wear dreads, dressed in apparel with a picture on the chest of Ernesto Guevara the other side interested in scaring the rest of us here with a message of fear so todays questions appear through the lens of yesterday's perception of fair and the prejudice clear whenever they're debating on who gets to be married always saying to protect the kids really they're afraid we'll reject their myths (chorus) we are tomorrow we are the dream we are the whispers that the choirs will sing we are the moment the cycles are broken so walk with me (so walk with me) evolutionary (scratching) evolutionary (chorus) we are tomorrow we are the dream we are the whispers that the choirs will sing we are the moment the cycles are broken so walk with me (so walk with me) evolutionary (scratching) toby is the name evolving where I can trying to grow as an artist and a man evolutionary
2.
Another beautiful day, I maneuver my way through the confusion like I know that the road to the future is paved determination I refuse to betray so I keep that expression tightly glued to my face view through the charade and soon the truth will escape I feel like I'm losing my place struggling to keep the food on my plate undo the mistakes but new ones are soon to replace can't hide the regret in the eyes but never have I ever let it prevent me from trying spent so much time getting ready for whatever that life can throw at me that it left me behind same ol' job, same repetitive life still don't make a decent wage yet for selling my time letting it slide cause it's kind of getting me by there still ain't no ending in sight, so nevermind Walking in circles in search of something new Today feels like yesterday no matter what I do Following footsteps that were left by my own shoes Chances are tomorrow I'll still have those sunshine blues The sun shining down on my face feeling out of my place, powerless, allow me the strength now, gotta get out of this maze that separates the hourly wage from how we escape it ignorance is a blissful thing cause wisdom brings resistance to wishful thinking ya need a little bit to persist when things are looking pale to set sail when that ship keeps sinking keep moving but the pattern persists, hate the manner in which they just manage to fixate on every mistake, no matter how big a man on the brink resisting my animal instinct and now I can't even think straight got déjà vu, turn the page, I view the same things, don't know how it'll end for now I'll pretend I'm proud of my challenge to tempt fate Walking in circles in search of something new Today feels like yesterday no matter what I do Following footsteps that were left by my own shoes Chances are tomorrow I'll still have those sunshine blues I don't have no time I don't have no strength I don't have no money I don't have no faith So tell me someone where oh where oh where are my tomorrows gonna come from? cause the sun is shining but it don't shine on me, no I feel it in the pit of my soul realizing how little I know trying to find my way on this road I gotta make it through on my own I look young but I'm feeling so old the sun shines bright but the weather is cold I've got the blues (organ solo) Walking in circles in search of something new Today feels like yesterday no matter what I do Following footsteps that were left by my own shoes Chances are tomorrow I'll still have those sunshine blues
3.
Breeze 03:00
let the music play to illuminate the truth in all the dusty corners of our memories our youth betrayed I was dancing all through the day with Michael Jackson on my stereo, my living room the stage was going through that Moonwalk phase for attention to impress them with the moves I made I got older and the mood was changed communicating all the thoughts that went through my brain got confusing, but that's Human Nature soon I made the conclusion that music is a language I learned to use it to relate each of those thoughts and the feelings that grew with age when it pushed past the limits of control and the raindrops dripped down the windows to my soul sitting in the middle of it, little did I know that listening to that rhythm was replenishing my hope (chorus) everybody is another note in my song and my life is the chorus so sing along the world is breathing music feel the breeze go through my soul lay my voice upon the breeze and fly they say do it for the love, but I'm human, as soon as the breeze blew in knew it was a drug storm brewing, moving through my blood what a rush, felt the music tune in to the touch pulse sets the rhythm, and then I think of a melody that can't wait dancing in sync with it in my head I translate to english and send it down my landscape to handshake my fingertips to write my newest lyrics souvenirs of music my ears would hear through the years hip hop, jazz, and acoustic players a few careers, latin, blues, and jewish prayers rock and roll, lots of soul help me cross the obstacles I got to know bring it all together, watch it grow the beauty's lost control, man, I gots to go feel the breeze (chorus) everybody is another note in my song and my life is the chorus so sing along the world is breathing music feel the breeze go through my soul lay my voice upon the breeze and fly sing my song melodies run through my mind from night to dawn the quiet storm inside me lets go moving to the rhythm of my soul
4.
Heart Beat 04:07
her eyes say she needs me now but her words try to keep me out my feet are grounded, using up my gravity abusing the new snooze button on my sanity this ain't a friendship, it's just silly to deny that the tension exists bottled up, sensing the risk walking tough, both hands clenched in a fist like we’re meant to be together but fear just intervened tempting me to let a moment pass we'll never see again no going back, cause everything will end that’s life, nothing is perfect but still gotta work through the nerves cause it's worth it to feel you get hurt, you deal, it’s part of the path can only run so far before you start coming back (chorus) it's about to go down I can hear the sound inside my head of your heartbeat calling me from it's hiding place it's about to go down I can hear hear the sound inside my head of your heartbeat calling me heartbeat calling me bedroom eyes, silent love songs unify when the night becomes dawn fire is burning in our veins let all the inhibitions turn in their graves only certain is today let our bodies speak words we're still learning how to say open the curtains to the stage pull the pieces of the puzzle, put em perfectly in place finding minutes in the seconds dance to the rhythm only hidden in the presence of innocence and bitterness swimming in the essence pause, cut the ribbon and just let it fall gotta build it from the ground up now I found a cloud that I ain't coming down from the sound of music written to the hope eyes closed, both sides, hold tight, let go (chorus) it's about to go down I can hear the sound inside my head of your heartbeat calling me from it's hiding place it's about to go down I can hear hear the sound inside my head of your heartbeat calling me heartbeat calling me It used to be much better so pure like a rough edit of a love letter unfettered hearts like "come get it" one step in and one out like I was trusted to sublet it but that rush had flushed every doubt out without receiving enough credit so it's tough to be upset at us ending up just being a lust with a love fetish denial keeps the eyes bright when the twilight creeps beneath the skyline to leave a kind of sign that time is finite and ya find that it might just wind right down on illusions created of her, I made cause the truth was too overrated her? I didn't know. me? she didn't have now we live with both, trying to give it back give it back (trumpet solo) (outro x 3) and it's never gonna be the same forever begins today the seconds gonna tick away baby don't let go
5.
Life Goes On 03:07
(chorus) days, days go by and life goes on life goes on it's just a moment of time and life goes on life goes on I woke up late feeling hazy but rested get dressed, get away from the stress gave my lady a kiss, savor it made my way into the day with the taste on my lips reflecting on relationships though 80 percent of ladies I've met seem crazy I'm afraid that maybe it's the way we pick mates to replace that space left by parents mistakes but I'll take all the ups and downs gave me substance, something bout the struggles make you love to smile on days like this when you're not afraid to live with what the trade off is never been the type to oversimplify live a life that I couldn't fit inside a system my decisions should be different depending on the kind of the situation just takes a little time (chorus) days, days go by and life goes on life goes on it's just a moment of time and life goes on life goes on don't care what you expect me to do as long as I can respect every step that I move nothing is destined, I just do the best I can do might add a little stress but it's the lesser of two evils, see I have this need to wrestle with truth every second is a lesson unless you refuse no one's perfect, I accept it too but few get it I dare whoever steps in my shoes to do better ignored the wisdom of the joyless that says taking risks just gives you disappointments it's annoying, as if you can avoid it cause it's a bigger risk just to listen to their voices use to sing til they told me to stop the older I got, was scolded, told to go get a job folded and bought what they sold but lost the control so I shot for my goals like no one had thought (chorus) days, days go by and life goes on life goes on it's just a moment of time and life goes on life goes on it's a moment in time and it goes and it goes life goes on it's a moment in time and it goes and it goes
6.
On My Way 03:04
(chorus) I see the joy, I see the pain but today we gonna say I am on my way we look for meaning, don't agree but today we're gonna scream I am on my way too certain, too doubtful but for now, we gotta shout I am on my way same struggle, told separate but for now we sing together I am on my way got to the bus stop so I jumped off just got home from a day at work as I rushed I just had one thought must not be getting paid my worth made my journey on the pavement that sustained me early remaining sturdy underneath my feet every since my day of birth stay observant of what pass today for urgent seeing the cars speeding across the street, the faces worried looking in the windows, when the wind blows then it takes a turn in the beginning they chasing money but they end up chasing purpose asking the wrong questions just to ask some moving fast in any direction just to have one problems that you can't face putting band aids on at random doing anything they can not to attend to what they ran from the cost of a son in a hospital strung up loss of a loved on, lost in a humdrum life, a wife that caught her husband running off with younger woman the problems you wanna run from but easy answers leave you stranded when the progress is undone (chorus) I see the joy, I see the pain but today we gonna say I am on my way we look for meaning, don't agree but today we're gonna scream I am on my way too certain, too doubtful but for now, we gotta shout I am on my way same struggle, told separate but for now we sing together I am on my way we all gotta look for meaning when we're living through a hell but the only meaning that you see you give to it yourself jewish, muslim, christian, hindu send you on that trail towards a system you can stick to when everything else has failed I guess good fortune seems to only go so far cause of course we start to think we're more important than we are painting our own portraits from the point of view that's all distorted with the thought the world needs us in order to revolve like we're born with a path you have to follow sacrificing half your life finding that exact tomorrow it never happens like that as a matter of fact we all go through the habit of adapting goals when things go bad and fall through it's like playing with dice waiting till right numbers come up hundred to one odds but then we make up lies to cover it up purpose is somewhat of a drug but other stuff comes with the buzz the journey is the purpose nothing other than us (chorus) I see the joy, I see the pain but today we gonna say I am on my way we look for meaning, don't agree but today we're gonna scream I am on my way too certain, too doubtful but for now, we gotta shout I am on my way same struggle, told separate but for now we sing together I am on my way hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey on my way, say hey, hey, hey, hey, hey on my way, say

credits

released January 22, 2012

1. Evolutionary

Produced by Adam Berg
Lyrics by Toby Ganger
Keys, Drums, and Strings by Adam Berg
Guitar by Joel Van Dijk
Bass by Joe Gonzales
Scratches by Just Matter
Additional Vocals by James Kenney
Recorded at Manifest Studios in Santa Monica, CA.
Engineered by Kyle Draper, Adam Berg, and Daniel Weidlein

2. Sunshine Blues feat. Deacon The Villain of Cunninlynguists

Produced by Adam Berg and Joel Van Dijk
Lyrics by Toby Ganger
Guitars and Drums by Joel Van Dijk
Keys and Organs by Adam Berg
Bass by Joe Gonzales
Additional Vocals by Deacon The Villain
Recorded at Manifest Studios in Santa Monica, CA.
Engineered by Kyle Draper, Adam Berg, and Joel Van Dijk

3. Breeze

Produced by Adam Berg
Lyrics by Toby Ganger
Keys and Rhodes by Adam Berg
Guitar by Joel Van Dijk
Drums and Bass by M-Phazes
Violin by Paul Dateh
Additional Vocals by Paul Dateh and Mary Akpa
Recorded at Manifest Studios in Santa Monica, CA.
Engineered by Kyle Draper and Adam Berg

4. Heart Beat

Produced by Adam Berg and Joel Van Dijk
Lyrics by Toby Ganger
Guitar and Drums by Joel Van Dijk
Keys, Organs, Drums and Strings by Adam Berg
Bass by Joe Gonzales
Horns by Ben Adamson
Additional Vocals by Ultralove
Recorded at Manifest Studios in Santa Monica, CA.
Engineered by David Burris, Adam Berg, Joel Van Dijk, and Daniel Weidlein

5. Life Goes On

Produced by Adam Berg
Lyrics by Toby Ganger
Guitar by Joel Van Dijk
Keys, Drums and Strings by Adam Berg
Bass by Joe Gonzales
Additional Vocals by Mary Akpa
Recorded at Manifest Studios in Santa Monica, CA.
Engineered by Kyle Draper and Adam Berg

6. On My Way

Produced by Adam Berg and Joel Van Dijk
Lyrics by Toby Ganger
Keys and Drums by Adam Berg
Drums and Keys by Joel Van Dijk
Recorded at Manifest Studios in Santa Monica, CA.
Engineered by Kyle Draper, Adam Berg, and Joel Van Dijk

All tracks mastered by Paul Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA.

Artwork designed by DeChazier "Black Marmalade" Stokes-Johnson

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