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The Xman Cometh, Expect the UnExpected

by Charles Xavier

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1.
They Say 03:11
THEY SAY They say your life’s not long Don’t hesitate too long Cause time goes by Bye, bye Bye, bye They say you take too long They say you sleep all day You think you’re smart They think you’re dumb What gives? What’s up? What gives? What’s up? No fun. No fun no more No Fun, Swim’n in the fudge I do my trip, can’t tell you how But I make it work Some way, some how Some way, some how Some way, some how Bow wow. Wow, Bow wow. Wow, Wow (1:10) Can’t do it. Don’t’ do it Won’t do it Not for you. Not for me They say, Try it. I bought it Was on that fence You know that fence (1:30) You been on that fence (yeah you put me there before) (I’m slipp’n) Don’t try to get it Don’t try to buy it Don’t try to try it They say. Don’t try to steal it Don’t try to deal it Don’t try to do it They say. They say (2:13) Can’t do it. Don’t do it (2:30) Won’t do it. Not for you. Not for me They Say, Try It I tried it, I tried it and was on that fence Was on that fence, You know that fence You been on that fence, you climbed that fence. You built that fence So I do my trip (2:56) I Can’t tell you how How I make it work I can’t tell you how Can’t do it. Don’t do it (3:12) Won’t do it. Not for you. Not for me Can’t do it. Don’t do it (3:22) Won’t do it. Not for you. Not for me Not for you, (3:31) Can’t you see, Can’t you see So I do my trip (3:38) Can’t tell you how, Someway, Somehow Gonna make it work Someway, somehow (3:53) Some way. Some how So Can You, So Can You BY, BY They say you take too long They say you sleep too much You think you’re smart They think you’re dumb What gives? What’s up? What gives? What’s up? No Fun , No Fun It’s just no Fun, No Fun No Fun , No Fun It’s just no Fun, No Fun They Say, They Say
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American Refugee© American Refugee Down Louisiana Way American Refugee Down by the Bayou New Orleans, Lower Ninth District, French Quarter All going under when the levees give way When the levees give way Situation is a crisis at hand We got a hurricane called Katrina K-A-T-R-I-N-A American refugees Down in the bayou American refugees Down Louisiana way, Mississippi, New Orleans Lower Ninth District Where the Levees give way Where are the boats, buses, hydroplanes? Didn’t see any copters, hummers, bicycles, tricycles No cruise ships American Refugees Shouldn’t be that way American Refugees Shouldn’t have happened that day American Refugees Down in the bayou Infactuation American Refugees Down in the bayou Down Louisiana way, With all the death and devastation American Refugees Lower Ninth District, New Orleans Happened that day With all the death and devastation Waste, humiliation, flooded emptiness Emptying into enchanting echoes That trees only hear Human echoes Human waves Human bodies even drifted that day I have no sympathy No sympathy for the poor No sympathy for the old and young No sympathy for the old and young No sympathy We wasted our compassion God bless American We created an American Refugee Down in the bayou Down Louisiana way God bless America American Refugees Down in the bayou Down Louisiana way, Mississippi, New Orleans We gotta hurricane called Katrina K-A-T-R-I-N-A, K-A-T-R-I-N-A Unbeknownst to us The most powerful nation on Earth Let our people perish To blame the blameless No pity no more American Refugees Down Louisiana way, Thrown out the door When there’s no party that cares any more I’ll never forget Coulda been there in a day Ice truck got lost I heard American refugees Gotta make my play American refugees Storm on the way American refugees Evacuation plan in play
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Stomp’n at Round Midnight© Stomp’n at round midnight Stomp’n my ground still feels right Passage to the sounds of the unknown Stomp’n from the jazz room to jazz room Cool bop, the creative jazz thing. You’re style, the sound It’s everything. Everything Stomp’n You gonna swing and sing You’re gonna swing everything tonight You’re gonna swing and sing, sing, sing Your body that’s right You gonna swing and sing You’re gonna swing everything tonight Tonight You’re gonna swing and sing, sing, sing Your body into flight Heh, everybody knows how to swing and sing So let’s get it together tonight, that’s right. Stomp’n from jazz room to jazz room Swing, Sing Swing, Sing You gonna swing and sing You gonna swing and sing You gonna swing and sing, sing sing Dance! Let’s swing! Bring back the jazz tonight, dig. It’s got rhythm, it doesn’t rhyme, It swings out front, it swings behind Four or eight bars phrases If you can clap, it’s on two. Word is it’s the swing This swing’s on you You gonna swing and sing You’re gonna swing your body Tonight You’re gonna swing and sing, sing, sing Your body into flight Dance, let’s swing We’re gonna bring back the jazz Tonight Past midnight We’re gonna stomp on our ground Tonight Stomp’n at round midnight Stomp’n on some harmonious Groundsite We’re gonna stomp on some ground Tonight Stomp’n at round midnight Stomp’n my ground still feels right Passage to the sounds of the unknown Stomp’n from the jazz room to jazz room Cool bop, the creative jazz thing. You’re style, the sound It’s everything. You gonna swing and sing You’re gonna swing, your body Tonight You’re gonna swing and sing, sing, sing You’re body into flight Dance, let’s swing We’re gonna bring back the jazz tonight Past midnight We’re gonna stomp on our grounds Tonight Stomp’n at round midnight Stomp’n on some harmonious ground sites. Stomp’n at round midnight Stomp’n my ground still feels right Passage to the sounds of the unknown Stomp’n from the jazz room to jazz room Heh, everybody knows how to swing So let’s get it together tonight, that’s right. Stomp’n from jazz room to jazz room Cool bop, creative jazz thing. You’re style, the sound, it’s everything Swing’n and singing We’re gonna swing and sing We’re gonna swing and sing We’re gonna swing and sing, sing, sing and sing
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Gonna Change America© They’ve taken my money Taken your gold Taken my cards Now they’re digging my hole It’s times like these That are going to change me Change me, Change me We’ve got to find a better way To find a better end Change me, Change me They’ve taken our health Taken our soul Taken our dreams That they already own Trust me, trust me The ripples from our life Still kill our children Change me, Change me Who says time has no consequence Look at me Who says time leaves no evidence We’ll just see Change me, Change me Two parties are one Once they’ve begun The strong take the weak Until the weak have won When politics and human rights get bent Change me, change me When mo’ money chooses, where you get sent Change me, change me It takes more than one to make things happen It takes more than one to make things happen It takes more than one to make things happen Trust me, trust me Read my lips, baby, and trust me They’ve taken my money Taken your gold Taken my cards Now they’re dig’n my hole They’ve taken our health Taken our soul Taken our dreams That they already own Trust me, trust me Two parties are one Once they’ve begun The strong take the weak Until the weak have succumbed We want to change America We want to change this country We want to change America I want to change me They’re gonna change me They’re gonna change me They’re gonna change me They’re gonna change me I want to change me I want to change me I want to change America Change you and change me It’s times like these That are going to change me Change me, change me We’ve got to find a better way To find a better end So change me, change me The ripples from our lives Still kill our children Change me, change me Who says time has no consequence Look at me Who says time leaves no evidence We’ll just see Change me, change me Two parties are one Once they’ve begun The strong take the weak Until the weak have succumbed/won When politics and human rights get bent Change me, Change me When mo’ money chooses, where you get sent Change me, Change me It takes more than one to make things happen It takes more than one to make things happen It takes more than one to make things happen Trust me
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Crazy People 04:09
Crazy People© Crazy people, crazy stares Looking at you with their crazy glares I’ve seen crazy people And felt their fright Crazy lovers, crazy glance Stare with passion, love and romance I’ve seen crazy lovers And I’ve been in crazy love Crazy lovers, have no chance With crazy love and their romance I’ve seen crazy lovers And I’ve been in crazy love Riding the subway, in a city We once met Your crazy stare, my crazy glare, compared Your crazy stare, my crazy glare, compared Your crazy stare, my crazy glare, compare Your crazy stare, my crazy glare, we dared You’re so intense, this fence You built up inside Your inner sense, I can see Right through those eyes But what you thought But what you felt Was it real Did you feel Really true love or just plain crazy You said, trust in me, BA-by I said, trust in you baby You said ya, and I said, maybe, baby, We’re in love Or just plain crazy, an’ she said YA! So we went crazy, ohh so crazy, yeah we went crazy! So we went crazy, ohh so crazy, yeah we went crazy! Crazy people, crazy stares Looking at you with their crazy glares I’ve seen crazy people And felt their fright Corridors of crazy minds Looking blindly at you, all the time I’ve seen crazy people, almost every night Your crazy stare, my crazy glare, compare Your crazy stare, my crazy glare, if we dared You’re so intense, this fence You built up inside Your inner sense, I can see Right through those eyes So we went crazy, ohh so crazy, yeah we went crazy! So we went crazy, ohh so crazy, yeah we went crazy! Crazy people, crazy stares Looking at you with their crazy glares I’ve seen crazy people And felt their fright Crazy lovers, crazy glance Stare with passion, love and romance I’ve seen crazy lovers And I’ve been in crazy love Crazy lovers, have no chance With crazy love and their romance I’ve seen crazy lovers And I’ve been in crazy love Riding the subway, in a city We once met Your crazy stare, my crazy glare, compared Your crazy stare, my crazy glare, compared Your crazy stare, my crazy glare, compare Your crazy stare, my crazy glare, we dared You’re so intense, this fence You built up inside Your inner sense, I can see Right through those eyes But what you thought But what you felt Was it real Did you feel Really true love, or just plain crazy You said, trust in me, ba-by I said, trust in you baby You said Ya, and I said, maybe, baby, We’re in love, Or just plain crazy, and she said ya!! So we went crazy, ohh so crazy, yeah we went crazy! So we went crazy, ohh so crazy, yeah we went crazy! Your crazy stare, my crazy glare, compare Your crazy stare, my crazy glare, compare So what I said, And what you read In my eyes In regret, Was so much stress, In between the lines We sat, we looked, we couldn’t touch Skin, or eye to eye (And) Crazy love and crazy life ride side by side I can’t understand life and be a solitary man So I went crazy, ohh so crazy, not as planned. So we went crazy, ohh so crazy, yeah we went crazy! So we went crazy, ohh so crazy, yeah we went crazy!
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Thank You, Girl© I want to thank you, girl You changed my life I want to thank you, girl For all my life I want to thank you, dear For all your sacrifice I want to thank you, dear For all my life I want to thank you, girl You changed my life I want to thank you, girl For all my life For all the times and tales For all the people, all the friendships All the times we spent All for love and worship Two, two people, Trying to make it together We’re just two people, two people Happy just when we’re together Happy just when we’re together Happy just when we’re together Two people happy just when we’re together Two people happy just when we’re together I want to thank you, girl You changed my life I want to thank you, girl For all my life I want to thank you, dear For all your sacrifice I want to thank you, dear For all my life Just two, two people trying to make it together Just two, two people trying to make it together Just two, two people happy just when we’re together She changed my life She changed my view She makes me think of things The way she’d do She likes to thank me She wants me to play She wants to hear those words I do, some day Thank you, dear All the times and tales All the people All the friendships All the times we spent All for love and worship Two, two people Just trying to make it together We’re just two, two people Happy just when we’re together Happy just when we’re together Happy just when we’re together She changed my life She changed my world She changed my view She makes me think of things The way she’d do She likes to thank me She wants to play She wants to hear those words I do, some day It’s so beautiful That two people can grow
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Hang’N Upside Down© Hang’n upside down Hang’n from a rope Think I’m gonna choke Hang’n upside down My feet can’t touch the ground I’m hang’n upside down My head’s lost in the crowd My head’s lost in the crowd They create walls and barriers Of laws and carriers With their stipulation and their rules Secretaries never let you get through Until you say! I’m hang’n upside down I’m slid’n up somehow It seems remote Is this a joke? I’m hang’n upside down Hang’n upside down Cause I’m hang’n upside down Hang’n upside down Hang’n from a rope Well, I’m think I’m gonna choke Yeah, I’m hang’n upside down Hang’n upside down Well, I took a walk down Grand Avenue And I saw seven different classes of man They judge you on the spot Before you even get to talk Seems like you win a losing plan I’m gonna blind the hang’n man I’m gonna blind the hang’n man I’m gonna blind the hang’n man Limbo, and I’m waiting The anxiety of anticipating Miscalculating, living with what you do Living with what you do And I’m hang’n upside down Hang’n upside down Hang’n upside down Hang’n upside down And my head’s lost in this crowd Hang’n upside down!
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Hollywood & Heaven© Hollywood & Heaven next stop Please step behind the white line Hollywood and Gower Take a ride on this bus with me Hollywood and Argyle I’m looking for Heaven Street Not the one in the book But for millions who love to look Hollywood & Heaven Hollywood and Vine, Cahuenga next stop Hey, bus driver, where’s my street? I’ve got important people to meet! I’m looking for Heaven Street Hollywood & Heaven Hollywood & Heaven Hollywood and Highland Hollywood and La Brea Take me somewhere, take me there Hollywood & Heaven, anywhere Last stop, I don’t care Hollywood & Heaven Hollywood & Heaven Hollywood & Heaven Hollywood & Heaven Last stop, Hollywood & Heaven Stay seated Last stop of the evening Hollywood & Heaven Last stop Hollywood & Heaven
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THEY SAY© They say your life’s too long Don’t hesitate too long Cause time goes by Bye, bye Bye, bye They say you take too long They say you sleep all day You think you’re smart They think you’re dumb What gives? What’s up? What gives? What’s up? No fun. No fun no more Swimmin’ in the fudge I do my trip, can’t tell you how But I make it work Some way, some how Some way, some how Some way, some how Bow wow. Wow Can’t do it. Don’t’ do it Won’t do it Not for you. Not for me They say Try it. I bought it Was on that fence You know that fence You been on that fence Don’t try to get it Don’t try to buy it Don’t try to try it They say. They say Don’t try to steal it Don’t try to deal it Don’t try to do it They say. They say Can’t do it. Don’t do it Won’t do it Not for you. Not for me They say. Try it. I tried it. Was on that fence You know that fence You been on that fence You climbed that fence You built that fence How to do your trip Can’t tell you how How to make it work I can’t tell you how Can’t do it. Don’t do it Won’t do it. Not for you. Not for me Can’t do it. Don’t do it Won’t do it Not for you. Not for me. Not for you. Not for Me So I do my trip Can’t tell you how But I make it work Some way. Some how Some way. Some how Some Way,
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Prayer 02:03
Prayer© Life Love Prayer for you and me Life Prayer with all of me Pray for Love Life Pray for Life Life Pray for us Prayer Love, you’ll see Life can be Love. So pray for thee. Prayer Life Prayer Life For Us Life Love For us Life. Love

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released August 6, 2006

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Charles Xavier San Francisco, California

A drummer from the age of 16, San Francisco based Xavier was born and raised in New Bedford, Mass, where the East Coast jazz scene shaped and defined his musical tastes. He went on to study arrangement and composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston. From there he studied at the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, New York, with Jack DeJohnette, Bobby Moses, Stu Martin and Jumma Santos. ... more

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