The Styletones

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released January 1, 2012

1. Sanctified strut (Harris & Moore)
2. Try and try and try (Harris & Gant)
3. Jewel in the heart of a lotus (Harris & Moore)
4. Say yes (Harris & Moore)
5. Watcha looking for (Harris & Moore)
6. Inspiration (Harris & Gant)
7. Roll all night (Harris)
8. Can you feel me now? (Harris & Moore)
9 .Pink (Harris & Moore)
10. Don't matter (Harris, Moore, Gant, Najor & Thomas)
11. Brothers and sisters (Harris & Gant)
12. Get it together (Harris & Thomas)
13. Keep em laughin' (Harris & Moore)

Stevie Harris (Vocals)
Ben Moore (Organ)
Deron Gant (Guitar)
Jake Najor (Drums)
Bill Thomas (Bass)
Andy Geib (Trombone)
Gabriel Sundy (Saxophone)
John Reynolds (Trumpet)

Produced by Ben Moore and The Styletones.

Recorded and mixed by Ben Moore at
audiodesignrecording.com (San Diego, CA).
Additional engineering by Matt Van Allen.

Cover photos by Rebecca Joelson. Additional photos by Ted Coakley.

Layout and cover design by Tommy Kitsos.
Mastered by Gavin Lurrsen at Lurssen Mastering.


Horn arrangements by Andy Geib.
Derek Cannon played trumpet on tracks 3,7,12.
Freddie Gonzalez played trumpet on tracks 4,6,10,13.
Ted Kocher played trumpet on tracks 1,2,8,9,11.
John Reynolds played trumpet on track 5.
Chris Lea played sax on track 4,6,10.
© 2012 The Styletones

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Track Name: Sanctified Strut
My wings are dirty from doing the sanctified strut
My wings are dirty from doing the sanctified strut

Soul is strong but flesh is weak
Got me stuck up here in prophecy
Trying hard not to lose my way
We can make it to a better day
A better day

My wings are dirty from doing the sanctified strut
My wings are dirty from doing the sanctified strut

If legs are long they cramp up hill
You got to get down so the slant don’t kill you baby
Guide yourself through a world of change
Our peace is moments
If you wanna
So if you wanna just do your thing

Soul is strong but flesh is weak
Got me stuck up here in prophecy
Trying hard not to lose my way
We can make it to a better day A better day

Sanctify
Sanctify
Track Name: Try and Try and Try
If your heart
Won’t mend
And every where you go
You think you sense your end
Let me tell ya
You can either fly or die

We try and try and try and try and try
We try and try and try and try and try
You aint got wax wings
Don’t be afraid to fly
We try and try and try and try and try
Try to find a way

If your soul feels sore
Cause there’s a wolf
A bill collector knocking at your door
Defang your fear
With the pliers of standing strong

We try and try and try and try and try
We try and try and try and try and try
You aint got wax wings
Don’t be afraid to fly
We try and try and try and try and try
Try to find a way

If your eyes don’t want to see
Sometimes it takes a heart break just to be
I know its cliché
But its never to late for now
Track Name: Jewel in the Heart of a Lotus
Live your life
With all you got
Superstar wontcha shoot your shot

Be a jewel in the heart of a lotus
Keep your cool and sharpen your focus
Yes you can be a better man

I don’t care
What they say
What they say
Live

If your toil oh
Seems hopeless
You got to live your life
With joy and motion

You gotta
Be a spark in the fire of creation
Don’t lose your heart in your souls revelation
We all fret and strut our seconds on the stage
You got to use your love and use your rage
Track Name: Say Yes
Children follow me
Raise your hand if you wanna be free
There’s a bloodless revolution
Soul searchin for a solution
Gotta pay with heart and bone
If you really wanna build a home
And if your tired of being alone
You gotta make these dreams your own

And if your tired of playin slave
Grown weary of your walking grave
Say yes
And if your tired of being afraid
let go of the mistakes you made
Say yes

Like a sinner lost in fairyland
A gypsy wanderin through the sand
There’s a mirage of conversation
There’s a rumor of a brand new nation
They say they say they say they say
Things is going to change but they wont until you brace yourself

All the saints are gone
We mortals struggle on our own
I medicate for resolution join tribes of retribution
Love the things you hate
If you really want elevate
And if you live another 30 years I hope its plush and free of fear
They say they say they say they say
Things is going to change but they wont until you brace yourself
Track Name: Watcha Looking For
I know it gets rough when your walking down the road
Them bags is heavy you aint got no light load
You need something you can hold onto

We got it in store
We’re what your looking for
We got it in store
We’re what your looking for

Bill collectors bite
All your woman wanna do is fight
Your children cry and you don’t why
You need somewhere you can be you

We got it in store
We’re what your looking for
We got it in store
We’re what your looking for
We got it in store
We’re what your looking for

It gets hard going down the road
Them bags is heavy you aint got no light load
You need somewhere you can be true
Somewhere you can just be you

There’s a healin on the dance floor
Salvation in the groove
Let the music make you move
There’s a healin on the dance floor
There’s a healin on the dance floor
Track Name: Inspiration
Hey hey hey hey hey
You got to find your inspiration find your inspiration

Soul is something to take you from the nothings
Cause in this place of plenty
Nobody should be empty
Some seek liberation in forms of annihilation
Give in to the feeling
This soul vibration is healing

Hey hey hey hey hey
You got to find your inspiration find your inspiration

I get all mixed up
In this new construct
Who’ll love you when you lost your luck
I get turned around like peter upside down
Like Pavarotti’s clown
The brand new minstrel sounds
In hat flowing gown I perform

In the name of progress we forget our address
Not knowing where is home
Standing still in crowds alone
Always looking for something
The post modern hunting in the streets of the city
Eyes shielded so friendly

Got it find it
Track Name: Roll All Night
By the time we hit California
It probably be 6 oclock in the morning
Everything we was will be behind us
Not even the bill collectors can find us
As we drive on drive on thru

We could just roll all night
It don’t matter if its wrong or right
We could just roll all night
What we was is out of sight
We could just roll all night
I see paradise before the light
We could just roll all night
It don’t matter if its wrong or right
We just drive on drive on thru

By the time we hit the next gas station
I gotta have a better grasp on my situation
As we drive on drive on thru

Searchin for higher things
We make these tires sing
Your troubles cant find you
If you just drive on thru
Don’t care what the people say sometimes I need to get away
And see a new place
See a new face Hear a new name
Track Name: Can You Feel Me Now?
Every starlet here
Want to be found
Burning in the void of their hometown
That’s why we kick it from coast to coast
Your little says we the most
Said I don’t drink but I’m in every toast
Call me the villain and the holy ghost

Can you feel me know
Can you feel me chil’

Every voice wanna whisper in an ear
Everybody raise your hand and wipe away the fear baby
That’s why we kick it from coast to coast
Your little says that we the most
Said I don’t drink but I’m in every toast
Call me the villain and the holy ghost

Can you feel me now
Like the sun your moon cant hold me down
Tell me can you feel me know
I’m busting diamonds with my sonic sound
You see me shake it up on sacred ground
Tell me can you feel me know
Tell me can you feel me child

Were all born of flesh and sound
Now were desperately on a come up just to get down
That’s why we kick it from coast to coast
Your little says that we the most
Said I don’t drink but I’m in every toast
Call me the villain and the holy ghost
Track Name: Pink
When I was a boy I had boyish ways
Now that im a man don’t seem like much has changed
Sometimes your life can kick rough at your teeth
Sometimes your lessons can taste bitter sweet

Let me see ya dance
Let me see ya dancing
Let me see ya dance
Let me see ya dancing

Life outside this room
Can get so complicated
We made to the pink
Lets celebrate it
Cause I know nothng gold can stay
Lets get free for a second I wanna see ya

I threw my first diamonds away
At the bottom of the river they’ll stay
Im in a thrift store suit with piss on my shoes
In a border town singing pale blues
Let me see ya dancing
Let me see ya dancing

I used to go to church
In a mosque I’d pray
Got lost in meditation
Transcendental hesitation
Sometimes you fear more than fear it self
Lets get free for a second I wanna see ya
Track Name: Don't Matter
It don’t matter what you do
Its how you do it It don’t matter what you say
Its how you say it
It don’t matter where you been
Its where you’re going
It don’t matter what you hide
Its what you’re showing

When you’re walking in the sunshine
Feeling bad but looking so fine
Life is a sweet wine
Feel good
When you’re walking in the sunshine
Feeling bad but looking so fine
I want you
I want you
I want you
To feel good

Were all in pain girl
This is a cruel world Full of fools gold
And dreams you cannot hold
So do your dancing in the rain
Pretend its raindrops on your face
They say everywhere is just the same
Same choices on a different day

When grey clouds are coming down
I know you wish it all would fade away
But through struggle comes salvation prophets say
And when your rope is at an end
Just tie a knot and you can begin again
Track Name: Brothers and Sisters
For my brothers and sisters
Oppression resistors
Minds filled with criticisms
Got that roof top bolshevision
Prepared to leave this world behind

I just want to walk in your line
Prepared to leave the plantation behind
I just want to walk in your line
Prepared to leave the plantation behind

For my mothers and fathers
Givers that offer
Wisdom over dollars
Whispers over hollars
Sweet honey over gasoline

I just want to walk in your line
Prepared to leave the plantation behind
I just want to walk in your line
Prepared to leave the plantation behind
Track Name: Get It Together
People we gotta get it together
People stop fighting each other
People you gotta love your brother
People we gotta get it together

People we gotta get it together
People stop fighting each other
People you gotta love your brother
People we gotta get it together

We got gadgets way up in the sky
But people starving and we don’t know why
We got businessmen deregulating
We got governments not educating

I got global warming on my mind
People fighting for a piece of devils of pie
All our churches is playing god
Everybody looking for job In my country tis of thee
Its hard to be what want to be
Hard not to play it hard don’t put your faith in demi - gods

People we gotta get it together
People stop fighting each other
People you gotta love your brother
People we gotta get it together
Track Name: Keep Em Laughing
Lord knows I tried
But my number never really did go down
On high wire I’d fly
But the world only loves a clown

So I
Keep ‘em laughin
So I
Keep ‘em laughin

There was a time
When I had the spirit
I could feel it
My mind was clear
The message was in the sermon
But the punch line is all they really wanted to hear

So I
Keep ‘em laughin
So I
Keep ‘em laughin