Eco​-​Lectronica

by Jerome

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about

Originally planned as a 35 track mega-album, this was scaled back, as I often do.
Largely written before I moved to New York City, some songs were scrapped, a few were combined, & almost all were changed.
I have to compare this to my previous album, "Get Brave!". ECO has more of me in it, rather than being all about ideas, ideals, idealism. I got a little preachy before, so took a step back from the soapbox to examine what I really want to say. My goal with this collection is to spread hope & inspiration, to show more of my humanity than my coldness as with "Get Brave!". Focusing on the positive.
My song "Whales", which was originally released on this album, has been moved to my "Hadopelagia" album.
We are dreaming life every day! Catch up to love! We have so much possibility in our own hands!
Have hope in humanity, we can do so much so let's DO something for the world, for the bullied & the hurt & the neglected & the lonely, let's save the polluted planet because NOW is the time! We can stop corporations from destroying everything beautiful & essential. We can change our perception of animals, abuse, communication, & love.
awareness, compassion, awaken to nurturing & knowledge, utilize your talents & grow, grow, GROW things everywhere!!

This album has a more global sound, & most songs are more basic & stripped down than the Get Brave! songs. It all comes together. The beautiful planet. This album contains one of my oldest songs (Can't Leave This Dream - from 2004, remade here) & most of my newest material.
There is a 12-track version of this album entitled simply "Jerome" that is online at various outlets for $7.00. Listen to the full tracks here to see if you want to purchase this version or "Jerome".

credits

released September 15, 2012

© & ℗ 2004-2012 Jerome Lee
PRODUCED**, SUNG*, WRITTEN, COMPOSED, & RECORDED by Jerome Lee.
(*Rob of Gym, Deer - Primary Records - features vocally on "Echo".)
(*Mallory of In One Wind - Primary Records - features vocally on "Power Surge")
(**some of the drum tracks from "Skin" are Apple loops.)
(**Thunder sounds from "Can't Leave This Dream" are Apple samples)
(**Ocean Waves from "Whales" are Apple samples)
All songs property of Jerome Lee to be shared with everyone.

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Jerome Duluth, Minnesota

I sing & create music. I am inspired largely by this precious Planet. --- Web of Life nurture, sooth sway & soothe.

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Track Name: Amnesiana (intro)
Don't tell me no. Yes we can grow. Now here we go to Amnesiana.
Forget your past. We all are last if we come back from Amnesiana.

I don't need to know, above & below,
If this is my doom, (Amnesiana) my womb & my tomb.

No history, no mystery, nothing for me but Amnesiana.
I read the script; too much to fit. Now I've been gripped by Amnesiana.

I don't need to know, above & below,
If this is my doom, (Amnesiana) my womb & my tomb.

Don't tell me no. Yes we can grow. Now here we go to Amnesiana.
Forget your past. We all are last if we come back from Amnesiana.
Track Name: Trust
I don't know who you are
Why does it feel like you want all my light to be dark?
Can you tell me about Trust. Trust. Trust. Trust

I know that we're not meant to be
You know the things you promised me
I don't care if you planned it, but what happened has happened
It's not the things you said to me

You have something against real change
But things in life always seem to rearrange
You know that I meant it. I don't know how to end it
When its the way that it is

I don't know who you are
Why does it feel like you want all my light to be dark?
I can't see you, I don't see you. It's all untrue
Do you know who I am?
or have I wasted all my trust being fooled again?
I thought I knew. I had the truth. But who are you?
What do you know about trust? trust. trust. trust

Oh I put so much trust in you
But I wake up & see I am misused
Where is the understanding, when I see you're pretending?
Why did I put my trust in you?

I thought you had in mind my security
But how much of this is a true democracy?
I don't need you to protect me; you disrespect & suspect me
What can I do now?

I don't know who you are
Why does it feel like you want all my light to be dark?
I can't see you, I don't see you. It's all untrue
What do you know about trust? trust. trust. trust

Why should I commit myself to someone who cannot comprehend?
You spread this fear so grim
A commercial spin
All these shiny things
They don't mean a thing

What do you know about trust? trust. trust. trust
Can you tell me about trust? trust. trust. trust
Track Name: Euphoria
I'll take this for what it is, like I've known you forever
I'm completely blown away; all my days bleed together
I'm feeling telepathic, don't you know?
We never will be past this - even so -
You're feeding my heart. You infect me with loving

Nature. Compassion. Reality. A place
I found Euphoria. euphoria

Euphoria
I found you in the web of life & we are lovers in the sky
Euphoria
My heart is like a power switch & you have flipped it with your mind

Lighting up the night with the brightness of healing
My perspective on life has moved beyond feeling
I use my intuition every day, a cosmic recognition on the way
The beauty of creation is all too revealing

Nature. DNA glowing with love. It's a place
Euphoria. Euphoria

Euphoria
I found you in the web of life & we are lovers in the sky
Euphoria
My heart is like a power switch & you have flipped it with your mind

You have me
Take me!
You have me
It's a place
Euphoria
You have me
Take me!
It's a place
I found

Euphoria
I found you in the web of life & we are lovers in the sky
Euphoria
My heart is like a power switch & you have flipped it with your mind
Track Name: Power Surge (ft. Mallory G)
The modem's blinking & the music's playing while the laundrys washing in a spinning machine
The heat is running the A.C. is cooling while the phone is ringing and the lights just went out

remember connection surrounded by something new
i don't know what i was thinking with all these things i became too used to

i just had a power surge electric life disturbed
i had a power surge and now nothing works
i dont know if youve heard. i cant function like this.
before this power surge everything was fine
but then i look outside

the breeze is dancing & the clouds are drifting ooh they show me that the world is larger than mine
the leaves caressing and the branches supporting the birds who are calling out to share their only song
i caged my heart when i walled in my world
my moat made of power cords was a poor substitue

for real power yeh so much i dont understand
but when im plugged in i have no off switch
toaster and microwave when power misbehaves
are ugly little props to a powerless life

the lights are buzzing
perfect temperature returning
the clock is flashing; its noon at 9 am

buzzing
flashing
surrounded
returning
surrounded

i don't know what i was thinking with all these things!

i just had a power surge electric life disturbed
i had a power surge and now nothing works
i dont know if youve heard. i cant function like this
before this power surge. everything was fine
but then i look outside
Track Name: Skin
When it comes, it comes
It's just a thing to make you run
My heart is pulsing like the sun & you're on fire
Come let it appeal
To all your passions & ideals
Don't let a mirror make it real to your desire

Lava in my veins
Everything is flame
Liquid burning in my blood
Come

Skin
Come on let me in, reality is in, living in our skin
Yeh, skin
Touch & feel & find, leave separation behind, I'm yours & you are my skin

Look me in the face just kiss me
There will be no trace of us
Our bodies burning up with this sensation
Hands are everywhere
Your skin is totally aware
As we swim through a non-apparent correlation

You are in my breath
Here is life & death
We are merging into one cell

Skin
Come on let me in, reality is in, living in our skin
Yeh, skin
Touch & feel & find, leave separation behind, I'm yours & you are my skin

Dancing over the void, here we are combined
One mind, one love, one thing
As one we will climb a mountain so high beyond the sky

Yeh, skin
Come on let me in, reality is in, living in our skin.
Yeh, skin
Touch & feel & find, leave separation behind, I'm yours & you are my skin
Track Name: Why do I Love You?
I don't even know
Why do I love you?

When you talk
When you open your mouth & talk
I have a memory of when the world was new
When you say
All the things you don't need to day
I feel the sun reflecting & I am the moon

Tell me something I don't know. Show me what needs to be shown
I am trying. Our hearts are flying. Never dying
Something haunts you, but I want you. Does it matter?

Why do I love you when I don't know why I'm here?
& Why do I need to hold you? I don't even know
But don't leave me alone
When you are my home

When you cry
When I sing to you & you cry
I feel like Babylon is crumbling to the ground

Why you lie
When you tell me we still have time
I know there's something in you that wants never to be found

Tell me something I don't know. Show me what needs to be shown
I know I love you & that you'll undo all I've asked you
But I'll protect you, reconnect you, help you come to

Why do you love me? You said that you then you back away
So why do you need to see me? & do I need to know?
How can I leave you alone when I don't even know why you act like home?

Why do I love you?

If you try
If you think that it's worth a try
You know I'll meet you where the sun will always shine

Tell me something I don't know. Show me what's needed to show.
Leave your castle. Find your answers. Find your answers.
Track Name: Where You Belong
How can I say "I'm glad I left you down in the gutter alone"?
You seem to believe that's where you belong
& if that's what you want for yourself
Who am I to stop you?

You've begged down on your knees
It's easy to say for you "Jesus please!"
I got so bored with the way you talked
Don't want to have anymore & that's why I walked
I walked away from where you belong

You were such a chore
And empty shell of what you were before
I just don't see why you sell out
I guess it's better for me; unclear what you're about
I walked away from where you belong

Where do you truly belong?

Oh you! A hollow man
You think that you know but you don't understand
You never do what you want for the world
I guess that's you & I've had enough of it all

I walked away from where you think you belong
Track Name: Never Have Me
Life is for living

Will you try to deny?; all evidence cast aside?
I will fight for my rights when you tell me the world is black & white
While you steal it in the night

I could try to believe a lie
Watch my life wasting away as it's passing me by
There's no use wondering why you could never have me

There was something wrong with your song
There was something wrong with your song
& it took too long for me to find out that this could not last long
Your song

I could really be anybody
Your alleged innocence doesn't mean a thing
Hide behind your corporations
You will never have me

This is not how things have to be
When destructions what I foresee
Everything's too clean & we're hurting the green
So tell me what you mean, machine!

You could really be anybody
Your alleged innocence doesn't mean a thing
Hide behind your corporations
You will never have me

Will you try to comply?; conforming only so you can get by?
Or will you live a beautiful life & halt the greed & corruption tonight?

Life is for living
Track Name: Butterfly Signature
I've been taken over many times
Traveled across the planet with bionic eyes
Mind-controlled & turned into a super spy
& had another life given to me when I
Jumped through the Siege Perilous & altered lives
I was two people who were both combined
Became an action junkie & forgot my butterfly

I'm a butterfly; evolution here inside
I'm a butterfly, with psychic knives, so don't you try to lie
I can see your mind (focused totality)
With all the times I've died (what is fatality?)
Be a butterfly; gracefully aligned; nothing is defined

I activate my Butterfly Signature. That's the word that I came for
Butterfly signature. My world can be aligned

I am flying high above the clouds
I will not comply with what keeps me on the ground
Landing on my lover though I know his thoughts
He looks like an angel even when he's not
Back when I was blind I used the world to see
Sensing everything third-person memory
I have seen a lot of death & tragedy
But also bravery & positivity

I'm a butterfly; evolution here inside
I'm a butterfly, with psychic knives, so don't you try to lie
I can see your mind (focused totality)
With all the times I've died (what is fatality?)
Be a butterfly; gracefully aligned; nothing is defined

I activate my Butterfly Signature. That's the word that I came for
Butterfly signature. My world can be aligned

I'm a butterfly; evolution here inside
I'm a butterfly, with psychic knives, so don't you try to lie

I'm a butterfly; evolution here inside
I'm a butterfly, with psychic knives, so don't you try to lie
I can see your mind (focused totality)
With all the times I've died (what is fatality?)
Be a butterfly; gracefully aligned; nothing is defined

Butterfly Signature. That's the word that I came for
Butterfly signature
Track Name: Attention Right Now
Give my body your attention
Fly me higher to perfection
We are on the same connection, new reflection
Make my body your intention
Bring me to a new dimension
Your dimension, your attention
Attention

Of all the days you look at me that way
This is the one where you'll have nothing left to say
Thought I was tame, but I'm high like a bird of prey
Do it with me. I'm in heat & I'm not ashamed. Yeh

I want your attention right now
Getting so angry, thinking that maybe
You better cool me off somehow
You know that lately I'm acting crazy
I want your attention right now
being so foolish but I need to do this
About to start your heart right now
Right now. Right now
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

It's happening. You're everything. There's so much real about you
I havey ou now. Try not to drown. You give me much more than you think you do
How long can you stay awake? There is no way that I can get enough
Forget that you had clothes. Just come & hit me with your stamina

I want your attention right now
Getting so angry, thinking that maybe
You better cool me off somehow
You know that lately I'm acting crazy
I want your attention right now
being so foolish but I need to do this
About to start your heart right now
Right now. Right now
ooh ooh

Within a chemical reaction, what are strangers in a room?
We are part of something that's larger than your kiss
You may think you know me better
But do not think, just breathe & feel
Hear me say.. I'll say..
Say it with me now:
Don't want just anyone when it's all overdone. Don't want just anyone uh uh
Don't want just anyone. I want your attention. Don't want just anyone uh uh

Give my body your attention (You know I mean it)
Fly me higher to perfection (Cos I need it)
(oh man)
Make my body your intention
Bring me to a new dimension (yeh yeh)
Your attention
Attention
Track Name: Creation is Magic / I Feel it on the Wind / Witch
Creation is Magic
I feel it on the wind
Creation is Magic

I heard it in the fall & I was enthralled
A grand adventure lay before us all
Dangerous & drastic. Creation is magic
I feel it on the wind, that the quest will soon begin
Met all these people & spread myself too thin
Through all of this static: Creation is magic

I feel it on the wind
Who knows how long it's been?
I shuddered/shattered as it brushed me through time
With these eldritch ambitions of mine
I feel it on the wind

I'm not that kind of witch, in a world with no
prayers or curses; no mysterious tomes
Only one enchantment: Creation is magic

It's not that type of spell. You are in your hands
What are your demons in this superstitious lands?
Who knows what began it? Creation is magic

I feel it on the wind
Who knows how long it's been?
I shuddered/shattered as it brushed me through time
With these eldritch ambitions of mine

Cast a spell. Change the dream. Save the planet. Make it green

It's in you. It's in us. What are you here for? What are you here for?
What are you here for?

I heard it in the fall
I feel it on the wind
I'm not that kind of witch
It's not that type of spell
Track Name: ECHO (ft. Gym, Deer)
Honey roses fall like snow, when I am in the place I know
is resounding blissfully; full of possibility

In the golden city, detached & so amused
Everything so pretty, not knowing I'm confused
It is fast approaching: the peak of everything; the beginning

What if all this is an echo? A memory of something once let go
We are reaching for the stars. Have we ever been this far?
You & I could be an echo. Cosmic dust from ages ago
Buried deep beyond the past. & the lesson never lasts

echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo

What came before Babylon? An image of golden eras gone
From hanging gardens to jaguar temples,
There has been knowledge all along.

Hidden in the soil at the bottom of the sea.
Destruction to construction, ruined memories.
What was once recorded, uncovered mysteries. Prehistoric history.

What if all this is an echo? A memory of something once let go
We are reaching for the stars. Have we ever been this far?
You & I could be an echo. Cosmic dust from ages ago
Buried deep beyond the past. & the lesson never lasts

echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo

Still what I can see & hear is indescribable & clear
There is more than what we know. More before us called this home

The cradle of civilization: Not the first?
Between floods & ice ages, cycles burst
It boggles the mind & the mind of the heart, that we don't know the start
Are we really our best, ecologically dispossessed?
& have the takers always won?

echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo

echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo
echo echo echo
Track Name: Can't Leave This Dream
Dark & quiet, they drum to me, I close my eyes
& I'm surprised by what I find
Shapes spinning inside me, to a tunnel I fly
It's all so bright and unrefined
Running over the crowd, it all turns upside down
Black feathers around my love abound
You are the dream I live in as the vision explodes
Taking me home to the unknown

You're all that I need. All I want to breathe
You are the dream that I can't leave
You are everything caught in emotions so hot
If this is a dream, please don't wake me
Here, inside your bed, I see only red
You heard what I said: Just want to be
Moving past the brink. into me you'll sync/sink
You'll miss if you blink
I can't leave this dream

On the back of a serpent made of sapient eyes
An eternal mind is you sublime
Worlds of every moment are in you combined
And here we're floating through the sky
Please take me much lower than I'm ready to go
The otherworld is not too low
Words cant do you justice, it's like painting the sea
Which can only be done inside this dream

You're all that I need. All I want to breathe
You are the dream that I can't leave
You are everything caught in emotions so hot
If this is a dream, please don't wake me
Here, inside your bed, I see only red
You heard what I said: Just want to be
Moving past the brink. into me you'll sync/sink
You'll miss if you blink
I can't leave this dream

I had other things to say. I gave it up & had to stay
Left the negative where it can belong
Can't worry who to portray. be yourself, its okay
It's all that I want: just you, so dont leave the dream

You're all that I need. All I want to breathe
You are the dream that I can't leave
You are everything caught in emotions so hot
If this is a dream, please don't wake me
Here, inside your bed, I see only red
You heard what I said: Just want to be
Moving past the brink. into me you'll sync/sink
You'll miss if you blink
I can't leave this dream
Track Name: What about the Green?
In the "wild" beneath the sky a canopy of every green
I feel his flesh, come on my back, & there is beauty in everything
Please no more, denying, there is honesty in our genes
If we lose the lungs of the world how will we breathe?
& what about the green?

I had met him in the forest on a yellow moon
All these colors were before us in every hue
There was something wild inside him, & he let it out. yeh
When he exploded from within, I unwound. oh

Cellular spirals, all of my senses. every color was a piece of each other

la la la la la la. lala
la la la la la la

In the heart of this naked dark, there's a song waiting to be sung
Rocks & trees humming sleepily can't compete with engines & thieves
I followed the green to discovery
Follow the roots, sing along

la la la la la la. lala
la la la la la la

I thought that I had the earth in mind 'til I was shown a spectrum of life
The night untied, we lie side by side, there was a world to realize
We followed the green to discovery
Breathe with trees, sing along

la la la la la la. lala
la la la la la la
la la la la la la. lala
la la la la la la

For the trees, & for love, make a move to help the green
The jungle wanes, the forest fades
From monoculture's unfeeling bleach
Please no more denying there is Nature in our genes
If we lose the lungs of the world, how will we breathe?
& what about The Green?

la la la la la la. lala
la la la la la la
What about The Green?
la la la la la la. lala
la la la la la la
What about The Green?
Track Name: Survival of the Loving (idealism medley)
Time won't wait for us all to wake
I thought that I could get by in this state
But our world is not the same as what it used to be
Love had a place but we're racing into space
For that constellation, a/of vibration, it's the chase
Since our world is not the same as what it used to be, who will take the blame?

Survival of the Loving
Survival of the Loved
We gave up on war & money; it was an urgent move to save our only home
Planting, growing, thriving, knowing that there is always more to know
Survival of the Loving

No more pretend
Ego Death
De-automatization

We saw a way & life was saved
Cooperation, education of change
Everything plateau'd so very long ago
Our planet we'd outgrown

Survival of the Loving
Survival of the Loved
We gave up on war & money; it was an urgent move to save our only home
Planting, growing, thriving, knowing that there is always more to know
Survival of the Loving

Civilization of preservation (Loving)
Civilization of preservation
Civilization of preservation (Loving)
Civilization of preservation

We are here to preserve & protect
We are the nurturers, the creators
Sustaining logic, living beneath our means
Caring for The Earth. We stopped being passengers in life

It's when we killed our desire for an artificial
Killed our desire for the superficial
Killed our desire for an artificial life

Survival of the Loving

Survival of the Loving
Survival of the Loved
We gave up on war & money; it was an urgent move to save our only home
Planting, growing, thriving, knowing that there is always more to know
Survival of the Loving

No more pretend
Ego death
De-automatization

No more pretend
Ego death (Ego)
De-automatization (Death)