I Have A Brain

by Dutch Pop

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This version of I Have A Brain was part of an ill-fated album that I recorded during the years 2011-2012. All of the tracking for said album was completed, but, due to what I will refer to as extremely extraordinary preternatural proclivities, the finished product never came to fruition. Fortunately, this sole track made it through the preliminary mixes in a near-finished state, and, with the help, support, and behest of some dear friends, I hereby share it with you.


Well, I wouldn't consider my life as a mess,
But it sure isn't clean and it doesn't make sense.
Oh, why can't I find?
And still the pressure that's always contending with me,
It won't cease or give in. No, I'll never be free.
Oh, why can't I hide?

Because I have a brain.

I have a brain the size of a cantaloupe,
But I can't see why my life is on a negative slope,
Oh, why can't I find?
And I expend all my energy trying to cope,
With decisions I've made, and mistakes,
I've become something I could never hide.

What I need is a rebirth, you see.
Insight in the form of an epiphany.
Oh, why can't I find?
Spring is a time full of love and of life,
And for all the great questions those answers are right,
But I don't see why.

Have we met before? Yes, I think we have.
Have we met before? Spring has come again.

Do you have any idea how it feels to be lost and alone?
To be without a heart, to be without a mind, to be without a home?
I'll find vision, it's there.
It's my rebirth, I swear,
Realization is near.
See your face in the crowd, see the sun through the clouds,
And it's all so clear.


released August 24, 2018
Vocals, guitar, and bass by Thomas Van Herwarde.
Drums by William Lhotsky.

Recorded and mixed by Doug Raus at William Paterson University and Doug's Haus.

Mastered by Mark Glaser.

Cover Art by Anthony Gobeille ( www.anthonygobeille.com )


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