A Little Chemistry
A River in Egypt
Big Brother (Information Super Highway)
Dynamic Range
I Think It's This City
The Listener Man
My Voice Now
No Holds
Roadmap
Underachiever
Unobtanium
What's Your Line?
Where's Everybody Gone?
White Trash Wonder
You Never Have to Grow Old, My Dear (Song for Mercury)


Music from M.D.G.
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A LITTLE CHEMISTRY
lyrics & music by M.D.G.

It's not that I have never known it
But I found you, my utopia
You can't possibly know

I suspect that you feel a little chemistry
But your love is tied and your mind's made


You can't know that I have the thought
There'd be lesser pain in giving up
But I can't possibly know

I feel like you're the suspect
'Cause you're cross when I examine the truth
No doubt, I can prove it
With all of my knowledge, I suspect you could lose

It hurts for me to make it known
Now I have to hear your answer
It can't possibly be no

I suspect that you feel a little chemistry
Your heart is trying your mind away
No suspect 'cause you feel a little chemistry
Bring love to life in the new wave


©1993 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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A RIVER IN EGYPT
lyrics & music by M.D.G.

Once upon a sad life
Just like any other day
I think I'll leave it lying

One more family fight
Seems I'm running out of ways to sweep it under the carpet

Don't bother sending thoughts
Or paying for a call
'Cause every time we talk
My safety is gone
I wanted you to know
How jaded I've become
My father broke the law
And I ache from head to heart

Life is a river in Egypt
Your life is a river in Egypt, don't you know?
Life is a river in Egypt
Life's just a river in Egypt


Proud mama turns white
She hears her grown little baby calling it like it is

Out of all of your minds
Years of playing little games
And you just keep denying

I wanted you to stop it
The pain he would force
But when it all would start
You failed as a mom
Your daughter hates you both
Go and pray all you want
You wanna make it love?
Well, your faith's not enough

Life is a river in Egypt
Your life is a river in Egypt, don't you know?
Life is a river in Egypt
Life's just a river in Egypt

Life is a river in Egypt
Your life is a river in Egypt; Denial
Life is a river in Egypt
Life's just a river in Egypt


©1995 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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BIG BROTHER (Information Super Highway)
lyrics by M.D.G.

Come the day when we throw away outings in the blue
Watching me: watching you today
Now it may come true
Orwell in all the world
We're downloading a pretty girl

Everybody's got a page online, Big Brother
Down the Information Super Highway, Big Brother


Feeling great
Interactivate
Found a place for you
You can see things of beauty without leaving the room
All's fair in love and war
With mouse and keyboard we're done for

Everybody's got a page online, Big Brother
Down the Information Super Highway, Big Brother


Come the day when we throw away outings in the blue
Watching me: watching you today
Now it may come true
Oh heavenly internet
For God's sake, we must hit eject

Everybody's got a page online, Big Brother
Down the Information Super Highway, Big Brother

Everybody's got a page online, Big Brother
Down the Information Super Highway, Big Brother
Big Brother


©1996, 2004 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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DYNAMIC RANGE
lyrics & music by M.D.G.

Every day of my life I'll be making noise
From the middle of the night till the break of the dawn
With a melody and rhyme I can say everything
But you never know, it might be a danger to sing

When I'm heading up the dial I am painfully bored
There's an enemy inside and they play what they're told
I got plenty of good vibes and I'm taking you back
'Cause there's only so many times you can paint the wall black

Can't describe it, but this feels like a targeted dead-on hit
I just need someone out there to listen in

Everybody needs Dynamic Range
Loud and effective
Coming off the reels - Dynamic Range
Beyond what's expected
Electromagnetic field - Dynamic Range
It's only gonna be Dynamic Range


With an element of style and a taste for the grand
I remember what it's like to be slain by a band
I've never been afraid of the the day I'll be called
My heaven is in Dynamic Range after all

Active, energized and free from the dog headed industry
There's no need for my art to be led astray

Everybody needs Dynamic Range
Loud and effective
Coming off the reels - Dynamic Range
Beyond what's expected
Electromagnetic field - Dynamic Range
It's only gonna be Dynamic Range


©2003 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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I THINK IT'S THIS CITY
lyrics and music by M.D.G.

I think it's this city
Drive around it - I've seen it
I'm thinkin' the city's driving all of me mad

I think that the city's dying
Oh, but I'm breathing!
I figure this city isn't part of my plan

All I want (with a smile and a little ego)
Is a real fighting chance
I hear it's who ya know
But ain't nobody worth knowing here


I think it's this city crying "out with reason!"
I can't understand it -
When you're better, you're the same

And I think that this city's starting up a new season
Of keeping the people on par for playing the game

Only one more little sigh and I will leave home
I ain't falling back in
I'm heated - gonna blow!
My brain's too hot for this city


I think that this city's got me giving up romance
Just thinkin' bout women is a crime -
Put me away

I think it's this city
Die if you think it's me, man!
You think like this city and it's dark before your day

All I want (with a smile and a little ego)
Is a real fighting chance
I hear it's who ya know
But ain't nobody worth it


Only one more little sigh and I will leave home
I ain't falling back in
I'm heated - gonna blow!
My brain's too hot for this city


©1994 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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THE LISTENER MAN
lyrics & music by M.D.G.

Listener Man Listener Man Listener Man Listener Man Listener Man
Listener Man Listener Man Listener Man Listener Man Listener Man

Listen here, man
Wanna tell you just how it's gonna be
This is a real road you're traveling
Don't matter what you see
Open the big dome
Start tuning in the matter of my speech
Listen and I know that you'll arrive where ears are all tweaked

Only part of it is on record
And the rest ain't always in your head
So you gotta remember
Something must have someone breathing deeper in the end

Little brother, I got to tell ya that a song ain't just a sound
When you get it right there's something fighting inside
And you gotta let it out

Listener Man Listener Man

Listener Man Listener Man Listener Man Listener Man Listener Man
Listener Man Listener Man Listener Man Listener Man Listener Man

Listen again, man
I won't screw it up
I'm playing in the right key
Watchin' the tape roll
Those little red lights are flickering with me

You know, it's one thing to make a noise
It's another to play it back
I wanna go there
I've never been right in the room with that track

Only part of it is on record
And the rest ain't always in your head
So you gotta remember
Something must have someone breathing deeper in the end

Little brother, I got to tell ya that a song ain't just a sound
When you get it right there's something fighting inside
And you gotta let it out

Listener Man Listener Man
Listener Man Listener Man


©1994 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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MY VOICE NOW
lyrics & music by M.D.G.

Do you know that I can't listen to this Now
Forever is an old word
And Now seems like history
But it's not a very good book

You don't know that I'm cramped inside this little motel
The place sort of where I'm livin'
The box turns on those empties
No one takes a really good look

And all I care to do is open my mouth and sing to you
But the box don't bring My Voice Now
Forever, I can't come through (yeah, right)

I'd like to tell you - scream it actually
That I ain't got Forever - what it means to me
Listen very carefully
'Cause it really don't matter what you see

Well, what you see when you listen to me is right
It's called Imagination
And I'll try to make history
Not be the one the world shook

Who you know and where ya be
Boy, that's what they'll say
It's all a formulation
Well, I can't be someone I'm not
And you listening gotta find your own hook

And all I care to do is open my mouth and sing to you
But the box don't bring My Voice Now
Forever, I can't come through (yeah, right)

©1992 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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NO HOLDS
lyrics & music by M.D.G.

I've been magnetically drawn to you
Startled by your ingenue
And when you said to me all is new
I was taken by the truth

But the woman who showed me
Can never be owned
A diva enchanting
At one with her soul
And you can't look too closely
For daily devotion
'Cause she may not be there for you

When things tumble and fall
You regain and just stand atop
With centered emotion, the strength of love

The maiden so modern
A patron of every art
There's so many roads that could change your life

But you're guarding your heart
There's no pain when you shut it out
Now love has no holds on you anymore


The simple pleasures were lost to me
On the path of incomplete
And when we fell in the arms of each
I began to feel what you see

But a heart that's so tempting
Can't ever be stolen
Endearingly candid
For only a moment
And with that kind of beauty
Have no expectations
'Cause she may not be there for you

Just a voice in the choir
Till one day you, alone inspire
The show has begun and your stage is alight

Your nature to wander
Will take on a life of its own
With the world as your home you will stay so young

But you're guarding your heart
There's no pain when you shut it out
Now love has no holds on you anymore


©2003 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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ROADMAP
lyrics & music by M.D.G.

Well, thanks to you
My back looks like a roadmap
And only you know where we're going
Yeah, thanks to you
My back looks like a roadmap
Digging your nails in makin' love trails


It's an affair of the Zen
My love offering is immense
Now the goddess is on the bed
And I'm praying for the pain

Yeah, thanks to you
My back looks like a roadmap
But only you know where we're going
Baby, my back
My back looks like a roadmap
You're a maniac lover with blood stained covers


Just the scent of your skin
Breaks a convict out of the penn
The call is out to apprehend
'Cause I'm crazy for L.A.

Well, thanks to you
My back looks like a roadmap
And only you know where we're going
Yeah, thanks to you
My back looks like a roadmap
Digging your nails in makin' love trails


© 2004 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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UNDERACHIEVER (Slacker Suite)
lyrics & music by M.D.G.

Leave the nest, I said
Not another long day of loaf
Beat the rush hour dead
On your way to hard work
Son (of a gun)

Peace and love get bent
How you gonna save the whale?
Feed the hungry dad
On the home network telethon

When I was young I paid my own way
Long hours at minimum wage
You don't wanna hear it
But you better get straight
Look in the mirror and find your face
Your whole generation is such a whining animal


Feet before you stand
Never wanna train yourself
Your made for TV band is all look and no play
It's all been done

I won't be your savior my son
Now get this through your cranial sponge
The blind lead the bland in a brain dead world
Break out of boredom and be someone
But you've no fascination -
Incentive for creative art

Underachiever - ain't going nowhere
Underachiever
Underachiever - you're good for nothing
Underachiever


©2002 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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UNOBTAINIUM
lyrics & music by M.D.G.

It's made from unobtainium
The day's done - unobtainium


Once upon a time
There lived a dying business
But it was many years later
When a young band signed and enlisted...

Lying through the teeth in your heads
Fine printed words that were never said
This binding contract never ends

May all their wishes be granted

It's made from unobtainium
The day's done - unobtainium


And soon the little band
Filled up with pride and promise
But it was time for indenture
On the ride of their lives with a major...

Hand to mouth in advance
Tied to the clause of our intents
There's fighting friends with fists flying

'Cause they are paying for everything

It's made from unobtainium
The day's done - unobtainium


Does the story have a moral?
In this business?
You got morals, you're done
'Cause it's all about making them want more
And for that, you'd all be glorified whores...

Buy into a backhanded death
Rise to the world fast as you can
The big time's got seconds for a band

No more development - cash 'em in

It's made from unobtainium
The day's done - unobtainium


©2003 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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WHAT'S YOUR LINE?
lyrics & music by M.D.G.

The lowest form of life is at that forbidden place he hides
'Cause the miserable, gang-banging mafia king had trouble with his pride
Division is cause for dying
Half of the family stands behind
A fissure in his head when they found him dead still awaiting trial

Well, I see your semaphore
And I've been there
Been through the metaphors
Out at sea
Yeah, wish I'd set a course
You don't get squared by pounding blocks in your head
You won't get spared by dodging rocks in your bed
What's your line?
What's your function, my friend?


The missionary's wife is a beginner at getting high
She's sick of her man trekking after sin when months are crawling by
Delicious boys arrive and bring a little taste of delight
Religion and sex and drugs are created equal and alike

Well, I see your semaphore
And I've been there
Been through the metaphors
Out at sea
Yeah, wish I'd set a course
You don't get squared by pounding blocks in your head
You won't get spared by dodging rocks in your bed
What's your line?
What's your function, my friend?


How did your perfect little start get to the bitter little end?
Ask a lot of questions
Answering the lies
If you think you're not an actor, then what' s with your disguise?

The military private is not mechanically inclined
He twitches and stares when a sergeant tears him up until he cries
Wishes for a wife, kids and an average boring life
Figures that scared little common men will never get the prize

Well, I see your semaphore
And I've been there
Been through the metaphors
Out at sea
Yeah, wish I'd set a course
You don't get squared by pounding blocks in your head
You won't get spared by dodging rocks in your bed
What's your line?


All lyrics ©1997 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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WHERE'S EVERYBODY GONE?
lyrics & music by M.D.G.

Sitting here dreaming up another song
Where's everybody gone?
My thoughts are thinking alone again
But it wasn't long ago there was another soul -
A woman, a friend

I can't help thinking about the pair we were
Each counting on the other one to make it work
I never said it was perfect
But, in all, I'd say it's worth it to try a little harder
Wouldn't you?

"Life's gotten so dull," you said
No warning that day
Just that look on your face

Outside my door there's an ending
But you're running away from reality, baby

And when you wake from dreaming
You may think again about a dear old friend
And say "Where's everybody gone?"


Waiting for the phone to make another sound
There's no one else around
I know it sounds sad, but that's what I am
Remember when you knew that it was time to move?
I thought I'd be part of your plan

It's hard to believe I'm on the outside now
And after all the times I never let you down
Always thought it could work out
But there's not much I can do now...
You're 5000 miles away

I'll ask you one odd thing
How long have I known you
And you want him to own you?

You can't take care of yourself
So you're hanging over your new lover's shoulders

And when you wake from dreaming
You may think again about a dear old friend
And say "Where's everybody gone?"


©1994 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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WHITE TRASH WONDER
lyrics & music by M.D.G.

You got a lynch mob living in the temples of your mind
Based on the true story of another freakin' lie
Daytime TV creepin' all the horrors of your life
Taking you for treatment
Every network - every night

You hit the bottom rock
Blame it on a whoring little tramp
Takes your man and leaves you hungry
Stuck ya with his child
Baby scream and mommy plead
Now everybody's crying
Say it to that camera and you'll all be feedin' fine

Why trash a bad rep?
Way to make an audience so happy
White trash is turning black
Wonder when the world will wake to see


You are a sex god
Braggin' bout your women and your wife
Babe from Argentina does ya every Sunday night
They're backstage and steamed
The ladies don't like your surprise
Stage a fight and cream 'em with the ratings on the rise

You got a tough job
Living off the government with pride
Stay tuned, that's our topic:
"I'm disabled in my mind"
Pay for me so I can keep my little pathetic life
Thanks to the academy
Now I don't have to try

Why trash your bad rep?
Way to whip an audience in a frenzy
White trash is turning black
Wonder when the world will wake to see


You got a lynch mob living in the temples of your mind
Based on the true story of another freakin' lie
Daytime TV creepin' all the horrors day and night
Take you in for treatment
Every second of your life

©1995 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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YOU NEVER HAVE TO GROW OLD, MY DEAR (SONG FOR MERCURY)
lyrics by M.D.G.
music by M.D.G. & R. Scribble

I've been having to tell everybody
I wish that it didn't show
But my voice is all broken up
Listen closely now that the day is dark
And traffic is louder...

The man -
Yes, the mortal man doesn't have to grow old

I've been in tears - that song is playin'
Crying out loud and feeling alone
'Cause the world's gone wrong
I can't let you go, much less, just believe it
Alive and still inside are all of the things you've left
With all your love

I've been learning from you every morning
And I know now that the evening's show
Must indeed go on
'Cause you lived for love
It rushed right through me
A wild spirit sang and it taught me well growing up

I feel close with you now
And forever, I'll still keep growing stronger

The man is immortal and doesn't have to grow old
...My dear, Mercury

©1992 What's Real Unlimited (ASCAP)

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