The Spotless Mind

by That Dan Thing

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It’s about the journey to find peace and sanity in this crazy world through the power of love, hope, perseverance, and a little help from your family and friends.  

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released August 2, 2016

Produced by That Dan Thing

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Track Name: Hitchin' a Ride
Hitchin’ a Ride

Hitchin’ a ride to the bright sunshine
Leavin’ my cares and my worries behind
Leavin’ em’ all to tend to on another day
When I get there I hope to find
A centered self and a peace of mind
All in service of making it another day

I had to laugh about it
I had to cry about it one more time
Before I began to see the light of day

Hitchin’ a ride to the bright sunshine
Leavin’ my cares and my worries behind
Leavin’ em’ all to tend to on another day
Can’t wait around in the pouring rain
Gotta get peace into my brain
Can’t let this go on for another day

I had to laugh about it
I had to cry about it one more time
Before I began to see the light of day

Well I hitch a ride to the bright sunshine to see the light of day
Fantasize about it in my mind and I see no other way
But I would have an easier time if I would only say
Please, please help me

Hitchin’ a ride to the bright sunshine
Leavin’ my cares and my worries behind
Leavin’ em’ all to tend to on another day
Track Name: Anything Is Better Than That
Anything Is Better Than That

Well I asked you many questions and you told me where to find
All the good things that we can have if we dare to close our minds
To the hatred that surrounds us or to anyone who we despise
‘Cause anything is better than that

Lost and lonely and without a home
No particular place to roam
Do me a favor and throw this dog a bone
Won’t you tell me that you’re gonna welcome me back?

If you go the extra mile will you walk away?
Or will you stop, think about it, and decide to stay?
If I thought it’d make it better well I’d walk away
From you, but anything is better than that

Well I understand your problem and I’d like to sympathize
But it cannot be forgotten that I will not compromise
With the hatred that surrounds me or with anyone who I despise
‘Cause anything is better than that

Seeking comfort, shelter from the storm
And a safe place to keep my heart warm
Shake this feeling that I wish I’d never been born
Won’t you say anything is better than that?

If you go the extra mile will you walk away?
Or will you stop, think about it, and decide to stay?
If I thought it’d make it better well I’d walk away
From you, but anything is better than that
Track Name: Baby You're Right
Baby You’re Right

I’ve been there once I’ve been there twice
It’s time I said my goodbyes
To the melodramatic ways of yesterday
Gone for the forty-third time

Something’s gotta change
That’s all I gotta say
Once again, baby you’re right

When you say the truth’s all in your mind
And God is mining it too
And all the petty little lies seem to magnify when
The pearly gates are comin’ for you

Something’s gotta change
That’s all I gotta say
Once again, baby you’re right

The first time you came around
I dropped my jaw it hit the ground
You had a lotta nerve to tell me what I should do

Then I came a down
I found out what you’re all about
It takes a lotta nerve and the will to do…that

Someone came around here just the other day
Filling my head with six kinds of dread
But hey who’s counting anyway when
None of those about hatred or death

Something’s gotta change
That’s all I gotta say
Once again, baby you’re right
Track Name: Lame Excuses
Lame Excuses

All of the lame excuses
With which you rely on
They are the same excuses once again
Hung you to dry on

Every single day

All of the lame excuses
You don’t think you’re lyin’
But you are burning all of your bridges
No shoulders to cry on

Every single day

She’s got a smile unlike anyone else
Your ego’s on the porch and your pride’s upon the shelf
For she’s got a whole hell of a lot more goin’ on than you do

Throw out the lame excuses
But do not deny them
If you are lucky she will forgive you
Let bygones be bygones

For another day

She’s got a smile unlike anyone else
Your ego’s on the porch and your pride’s upon the shelf
For she’s got a whole hell of a lot more goin’ on than you do
Track Name: I Feel Fine
I Feel Fine

Do you know that sinking feeling
One that drags you from the ceiling

Not tonight, it’s alright, I feel fine
Don’t think twice, it’s alright, I feel fine

Do you know that itchy feelin’
One that leaves your skin a bleedin’

Not tonight, it’s alright, I feel fine
Don’t think twice, it’s alright, I feel fine

You know what you got another thing comin’
You hit the ground on the fast track runnin’
You do what you want it makes no difference to me
I feel fine!

Do you know what you’re dealing
With, and how it sends you reeling
Do you know, do you care
No I don’t not least not today anyway

Not tonight, it’s alright, I feel fine
Don’t think twice, it’s alright, I feel fine
Track Name: The Summer of Love
The Summer of Love

If everyone had a heart
It’d be a wonderful start
To put an end to the wars
Before they have a chance to start
I know that you wanna do your part

So tell all the world
The summer of love has returned
Don’t you know it’s on you and me

I know it sounds so naïve
To be livin’ a dream
With no hint of reality
Or so it seems
I’m bursting out at the seams with possibilities

So tell all the world
The summer of love has returned
Don’t you know it’s on you and me
To bring back the dream
And turn it to reality
Don’t you know it’s on you and me

I’m bursting out at the seams
With possibilities, dreams
I don’t wanna miss a single thing

Is it any wonder the stars shine for you?
And why the daylight sky bathes you in blue?
It’s to help you get through
Another day and you do, you do

So tell all the world
The summer of love has returned
Don’t you know it’s on you and me
To bring back the dream
And turn it to reality
Don’t you know it’s on you and me
Track Name: The Hamster on the Wheel
The Hamster on the Wheel

You cultivate a life of perpetual motion
Abiding by its laws with the deepest devotion
Spinning on a wheel as if you’re under a spell of a potion
That has got its hold on you

I know, I know it’s true I do
And deep down you know it is too
The hamster on the wheel’s got nothing on you

You plummet even lower than the depths of the ocean
Flailing endlessly after empty promotions
Spinning on the wheel without the foggiest notion
Of what the world has in store for you

I know, I know it’s true I do
And deep down you know it is too
The hamster on the wheel’s got nothing on you

All of my life I’m searchin’
To be a part of something good
Beautiful and comforting to my soul

You cultivate a life of perpetual motion
Abiding by its laws with the deepest devotion
Never even noticing the moments eroding
Are all memories you’ll never find

I know, I know it’s true I do
And deep down you know it is too
The hamster on the wheel’s got nothing on you
Track Name: I'm Over You
I’m Over You

I’d like to know the way to San Jose to see you face to face
‘Cause you know the truth be told you’re gonna walk away from me a disgrace
‘Cause I know I know I know I know the truth
About you and you and you and you too

You see I got it all stored up here inside my memory
And ain’t nothing ever gonna break it down except for maybe ECT

I’d like to take a walk with you down the yellow brick road again
With the hindsight to identify who is comin’ in from behind
Cause I know I know I know I know the truth
About you and you and you and you too

You see I got it all stored up here inside my memory
And ain’t nothing ever gonna break it down except for a closed head injury
You see I gotta good thing goin’ on right here in front of me
And ain’t nothin’ in the world you’re gonna say to make me change a single thing

I’d love to see the look upon your face when the light bulb shines
The crooked path was a road to no where, the quickest path to me was a straight line
It’s been (it’s been) it’s been (it’s been) a long long time
Since I (since I) since I thought about you all the time

You see I gotta good thing goin’ on right here in front of me
And ain’t nothin’ in the world you’re gonna say to make me change a single thing
You see this time I got lucky and I finally unlocked the mystery
These three simple words are gonna signify
That everything in my life’s gonna be alright
Now!

I’m over you
Track Name: Count on Me
Count On Me

When you’re in trouble
I’m yours on the double
You can see that I won’t come around
Bursting your bubble

Count on me when you can’t go on
I’ll be there with your favorite song
Reminding you that nothin’s really wrong

Sift through the rubble
Life’s razor stubble
I’ll be there with my jacket
Before you step in a puddle

Count on me when you can’t go on
I’ll be there with your favorite song
Reminding you that nothin’s really wrong

When you love someone
They become your loved one
And when all is said and done
Everybody needs someone

Count on me when you can’t go on
I’ll be there with your favorite song
Reminding you that nothin’s really wrong
Track Name: Something to Hold on to
Something To Hold On To

Seems like the world is bringin’ me down
Someone always tryin’ to take away my crown
I got a chip on my shoulder, feels like a boulder to me

I know it really stinks
No my mind’s not on the blink
I got a boulder on my shoulder and it’s gettin’ heavier every day

It’s not okay
But, what more do you want me to say?
I look over my shoulder for something to hold on to
Take a little break from reality

Pushin’ pullin’ knockin’ me down
Gotta find a way to wipe away this frown
Disappear without a sound
I gotta find my way out of this town

And give it the slip
Bounce right back from another bad trip
I look over my shoulder for something to hold on to
Take a little break from insanity

Set me free

I’ve got gray clouds on a sunny day
When it’s bright outside well I get May gray
And when I finally get away
I’m gonna see the light any day

I did hip hip hooray
Take a little listen to what I say
I knocked that boulder off my shoulder
And it landed squarely on my feet

Of course it hurt
But for now I’m over the worst
I look over my shoulder for something to hold on to
Take a little break from reality
And grab a little bit of my sanity
It’s the only way that I can set me free
Track Name: First Time That I Saw Your Face
First Time That I Saw Your Face

First time that I saw your face, I started believin’
And that’s what got me dreamin’
About the good things that lay ahead

First time that I saw your face, you were mesmerizin’
It was no surprisin’
When you captivated me

Over and over again, I want to show you
Just what I know to be true
To be true

First time that I saw your face, I started believin’
And that’s what got me dreamin’
About the good things that lay ahead

First time that I saw your face, I was barely breathin’
But I started believin’
When you resuscitated me

Over and over again, I want to show you
Just what I know to be true
To be true

Pinch me once again I think I like myself
Ask me yesterday I couldn’t tell
For the thick of the bottomless well
Had wrapped me in a toxic shell
But all that changed when you came out to play

For the weight of the world off my mind
Like eyesight to the blind
Your inspiration helped me write these lines

Over and over again, I want to show you
Just what I know to be true
To be true
To be true
I Love You!
I Love You!
I Love You!
First time that I saw your face
Track Name: Fly Away
Fly Away
(Daniel Coté)
(c2014 That Dan Thing Music)

When my worldview is dragging me under
And my mindset is still in the dark
I know that you will be right here to save me from myself
Love won’t tear us apart

When the demons are clouding my vision
And their voices do burden my heart
I know that you will be right here to save me from myself
Love won’t tear us apart

I want to fly away, fly away with you

When the nightmares distort my reality
Remorse and regret fail to part
I know that you will be right here to save me from myself
Love won’t tear us apart

I want to fly away, fly away with you

Love won’t tear us apart
Track Name: Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars

There’s Aviator and there’s Bolt
They can either be your friend or foe
They’re tougher than your average Joe
Just challenge them and you will know

Supersonic acrobatic rocket powered battle cars

Bain and shield are on the loose
They can be your lasso or your noose
Whatever you choose to do
They’ll be ready for it how ‘bout you

Supersonic acrobatic rocket powered battle cars

High speed action
Exciting crashes
And when you score
Explosions galore

Supersonic acrobatic rocket powered battle cars