A Kind Of Blues

by Joel Van Dijk

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Produced by Joel Van Dijk
Mastered by Adam Berg @ Manifest Music Productions
Artword by Marcus A McDougald & Zoe Van Dijk

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released December 1, 2012

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Track Name: POP Machine
I'm the bad muthaf(*&^ gon fill up all of your radio waves
I'm the big bad monster/single dropper constantly on the stereo fades
Said I don't care what you like and I don't care what you need
I'm your POP Machine

I'm the pusherman fanmaker deal breaker, labels are my family man
I'm the dancebeat synthesizer mesmerizer advertisers left and right
I take a bad song and make it good
I take a bad song and make it last
I'm your POP Machine

It's the same thing over again
It's a pretty girl with a big ol grin
And imma make sure that she win
And it don't take much, because I'm in
and all she gotta do is show that skin
and I'll do the rest with my media spin
cuz I'm your POP Machine

What makes it POP is that you heard it before
It's the same chord change I-V-VI-IV
It's saw synth and four on the floor
It's a POP Hit baby, whatchya looking for?
cuz I'm your POP Machine
Track Name: Road Again
Trains Planes and Automobiles
Do ya know just how I feel
On the road again
On the road again
I ain't been home in days
But I know that I'll get paid
On the road again
On the road again

Do I do it for fame or money?
I don't know but I needs my honey
Can't wait to see her face when I
When I win this race in these
Trains Planes and Automobiles
Can you hear those spinning wheels?
Coming to a city near you
This is how we do

C'mon world
Here we come

Cuz All Around the world we go
Leaving our friends to roam
And every now and then we come home
And we're coming on back to you
Track Name: My Song Ft. Wafeek
I don't have favor but I've got style
You can not savor cuz you're chewing on candy all the time
I've got flavor that's all my own
You might like later
But until then imma keep on singing

My Song oh My Song
It's My Song and this one's all about me
My Song oh My Song
It's my song and imma keep on singing
My Song oh My Song
But won't you sing it with me
My Song oh My Song
And imma keep on singin it

This music sets me free
so I can share with you
My heart and soul inside
so imma keep on singing

(Chorus)

And Imma keep on singing
Till the radio keeps on spinning my song
Till the radio keeps on spinning it, keeps on spinning it
Till the radio keeps on spinning MY SONG
Till the radio keeps on spinning then you might like it then
You might like it then

Wafeek:
I done made up my flow
And it's my own
So it's my glow
When I get my shine on
Take it back from downloads to vinyl
Soundcloud to cyphers
Sounds like survival
My arrival riding the revival of real rap
And it's high time that we did that
A disciple is my vocation and my eyes low
As Fivel, with bible papers
So imma slow it down, they say imma poet how
To explain what I feel when I wrote it down, gotta say what I feel cuz I own it now
My moment is over again, starting over again
I don't where it ends or
If it ever does or if it never was in the first place
From my death til my birth date
It's my song

Oh I'm gonna keep on singing it
Oh I'm gonna keep on singing it
Track Name: FreeTrain
I wanna ride on that Freetrain

I see a flag flying over my head
I see the news and it's wanting me led
I see a man and he's wanting me dead for the actions of a monster that's under my bed
I don't want nothing to do with this flag
See the news aint nothing but bad
I love my brother and it's making me sad
Cuz we both want to ride but it's moving too fast

I wanna ride on that Freetrain

The revolution won't be televised
For the man in the screen is telling you lies
Burning images deep down into your eyes
Putting thoughts where they weren't you've got to realize
For the screen is a scene feeding into the dream
Writing stories of a fear that you've never seen
So get up off your feet and onto the street
Feel the rythm of the train going down the street

I wanna ride on that Freetrain
Track Name: Revolve
It's all in your head, it's all in your mind
It's all in your heart, it's in your behind
revolution
I see it going down in the east side land
Blame the man at the top of the stand
revolution
let me hear you sing
it goes tic tic tic tic
see the wheel spin, revolution
tic toc tic toc
how we gonna win
is evolution
the greatest gift of all is inside
so follow the youth to the other side
of evolution
let me hear you sing
it goes tic toc tic toc
see the wheel spin
revolution
tic toc tic toc
how we gonna win
is evolution
Track Name: Wherever I Go
WHEREVER I GO
Said I miss you
Want to hold you in my arms again
Said I miss you
Want to feel the warmth of your heart again

Here I go again
Following the wind
Wherever I Go
Here I go again
Missing my best friend
Wherever I Go
Wherever I Go

Said I miss you
Want to go back to the start again
Said I miss you, everything about you
Wish that we could start new, like I never left your side

Here I go again
Following the wind
Wherever I Go
Here I go again
Missing my best friend
Wherever I Go
Wherever I Go
I'll be missing you
Track Name: Be Yourself
Make it funky, Make it all right
Make you feel good do it all night

Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
Be Yourself
Be Yourself
Be Yourself
Be Your

Be Yourself and nobody else cuz
No-one's gonna do it for you
No right no wrong way to sing this song
A doobiedoobiedoobatydoo
I do what I do I do what I do
I do it for myself and I do it for you
Cuz if I can't be happy then I cannot make you too

So I'm just gonna dance

Be yourself
What you got to lose
Be yourself
What you got to lose
Got to be your self
Track Name: The Tale
That boy Joel Van Dijk came by one day with a smirk on his face, and a joint in his back pocket. He had his own kind of blues, and it wasn't your daddy's blues no sir. An eclectic brew ripe with knob twists, crafty changes, and his patented shit-chicken-licks with plenty of THAT signature sauce. He landed on this planet to wage a war of his own brand, equipped with an artillery of soul. But it wasn't without some adversity, some severe controversy from the opposing forces. The laws of tradition, if you will, did not bare well in his favor. He wanted a change, and not everyone was ready for what he had to say. He would do anything to get their attention, as he had the voice and answers they desperately wanted to hear (I know I was!). He turned to the blues to spread his gospel, reaching deep in his nostalgic pockets and using it's "bend on modern to ear" to get his message heard by the already, ever assuming public. Once he did, and he really did, he had the whole country dancing to his groove. They wanted the blues, and his kind of blues was the perfect sound. (laugh), thanks for listening, take care now.
Track Name: A Kind Of Blues
I can't get outta bed
I can't move my legs
I'm stuck in my head
I got the blues
and I don't know what to do
I don't wanna sit here crying and looking in the mirror
And wasting my time
No I want to put on my dancing shoes,
I want to go outside and see the sunshine

Cuz everybody has the blues
Sometimes (it's how you deal with it)
It's a kind of blues

I'm motivated by nothing
Got novocaine in my conscious
I rose again from those frozen flames to keep coke in cane in my stomach
That soda making me nauseous
I wrote the rain that won't plummet
My broken slang is one hundred
I know the game it's all token fame
Got flows to sang, got shows to bang, got O's to slang, got foes to change
So I go insane, do the same thing twice
And the same thing happen, no this can't be life
But it is though, i'mma Huxtable living like a Winslow
Uncomfortable, looking out the window
Freedom is like, a vegan asking what beefing is like
We all starving, struggling to prove
So much in the window but nothing in the room
But nintendo, and t.v.
And websites trynna deceive me
It's easy watching the news
It leave me with a different kinda blues
So you stuck with me out here in suck city
Such pity that you might as well flux with me

Cuz everybody has the blues
Sometimes (it's how you deal with it)
It's a kind of blues

I gotta ride with the truth on my shoulder
Feel the rythm of my heart taking over
For the beauty of the soul I'm a soldier
But I won't fight for the new world order
sometimes I get the blues seeing what my brothers do
see what they do to eachother
sometimes I watch the news but they don't tell the truth
so come on sing the blues to me and I will sing my blues to you

It's a kind of blues
It's a kind of blues
Track Name: The Nothing Blues
This is my bues about nothing
Nothing at all
Cuz today I ain't got nuthin to sing about
So I'm just gonna play my guitar
Cuz I ain't got nothin to sing about