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Bright Eye Day

by Chris Bottomley & Brainfudge

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“Rattle My Cage” (C. Bottomley) You rattle my cage You fill me with rage I forgot how to let go of all those feelings That keep me from you ahhh that keep me from you Friends say just pay her no mind Others say, she's done doing time I forgot how to love her Of all the feelings, I miss it the most ahhh I miss it the most You’re gonna ahhh rattle my cage You’re gonna ahhh rattle my cage I'm not falling on my face If she's not coming back to stay Its time for renewal Let's hear it for change I wanna get busy having fun with everybody You just gotta know it So smile, it’s for the first time It’s for the first time Da da da da da da I'm not falling on my face If she's not coming, back to stay Its time for renewal Let's hear it for change You’re gonna ahhh rattle my cage You’re gonna ahhh rattle my cage You’re gonna ahhh rattle my cage You’re gonna ahhh rattle my cage
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LOST IN A FUNK (C. Bottomley) You’ve been hiding in a shell all your life Keeping to your self cause you’re so shy Always running, always hiding Thinking people will criticize you You’re afraid of being discovered for who you are You’ve been beating yourself up for far too long Now your friends don’t understand you They think there’s something wrong You’re afraid you won’t be accepted Thinking you will be rejected Tell me who are you protectin’ from who you are? Cause you’re lost in a funk & The one you love doesn’t know your alive Deep in a funk Cause you’re lost in a funk & The one you love doesn’t know your alive Deep in a funk You had your eye on someone hoping you’ll get noticed But all they do is laugh at you It’s becoming so ridiculous How did things get so dramatic Shine the light on things fantastic You’re afraid of being discovered for what you are Cause you’re lost in a funk & The one you love doesn’t know your alive Deep in a funk Cause you’re lost in a funk & The one you love doesn’t know your alive Deep in a funk You’ve been hiding in a shell all your life Keeping to your self cause you’re so shy Always running always hiding Thinking people will critcize you You’re afraid of being discovered for who you are Cause you’re lost in a funk & The one you love doesn’t know your alive Deep in a funk
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GOLDEN DAZE (C.BOTTOMLEY) I TRIED TO FIND YOU BUT YOU WERE NOT THERE NO ANSWER ON THE PHONE ITS AS IF YOU DIDN’T CARE WHERE ARE YOU HIDING, ITS BEEN SO LONG AGONIZING WITHDRAWAL IS WHATS BEEN GOING ON I NEED THAT CONNECTION, HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE ON THE RECEIVING END OF SOMEBODY ELSES DEAL NOWHERE TO RUN, NOWHERE TO HIDE I GUESS FOR NOW I’LL KEEP IT BOTTLED UP INSIDE IT’S 4 AM – I TOSS AND TURN MY BRAIN IS FRIED AND MY EMOTIONS ARE BURNT WHERE IS THE JOY, WHERE HAS IT GONE I HATE THE DARKNESS AND I’M HOLDING ON TIL DAWN WHY DON’T YOU CALL ME , DON’T BE AFRAID THERE’S ALWAYS TOMORROW FOR AN EMOTIONAL TRADE I JUST WANNA HOLD YA, THAT I CANT HIDE SPEAK TO ME DARLIN’, I’LL TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE GOLDEN DAZE, GOLDEN DAZE GOLDEN DAZE, GOLDEN DAZE MY MIND KEEPS RETURNING TO WHEN LIFE WAS EASY AND MY HEART IS A YEARNING FOR SUMMER’S BREEZES ANOTHER CHANGE OF THE SEASON WE DON’T NEED A REASON TO BE LAUGHING TOGETHER COME ON, LET’S TAKE THIS DANCE TOGETHER THIS BETRAYAL GETS NO REWARD IT’S ROCKED THE FOUNDATIONS OF MY EMOTIONAL CORE\ HEART SPLIT ASUNDER, TRUST RIPPED APART DISRESPECTING AND REJECTING AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART I WISH THINGS WERE DIFFERENT I JUST WANNA CRY SO TAKE THIS FRIENDSHIP AND HANG IT OUT TO DRY
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"Delirious" 05:35
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Some People Say (C. Bottomley) Some people say all the world is Maya or Illusion Some people say China has a claim to Tibet Some people say, it’s not the way, There’s only one kind There’s only one style There’s only one God There’s only one world There’s only one people for every boy and girl I don’t buy it, I don’t buy it Some people say…I don’t buy it Some people say that war is a necessary thing Some people say that poverty is here to stay Some people say that the third world is not grateful Some people say why wipe out all the debt I don’t buy it, I don’t buy it If you give away something you’ll get something back If you give away everything you’ll get everything back I don’t buy it I don’t buy it Repeat Some people say it’s not for real Some people say why put all the people up in space? Some people say this mission is bound to fail Some people say Some people say Well I don’t buy it Some people say why give up everything? Some people say why not hold on to everything? Some people say why help other people? Some people say why not help your self? Some people say there’s no way out of our problems Some people say there’s not enough water for everyone Some people say the greenhouse effect is taking over Some people say the news media is taking over Some people say the pentagon is taking over Some people say… I don’t buy it, I don’t buy it, I don’t buy it Words & Music Copyright 2012 Chris Bottomley
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"Crispy Dub" 06:19
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My Head is Spinning (C. Bottomley) Lord, my head is spinning My mind is reeling From all this stuff Lord I can’t keep keepin’ My head is spinning I’m all mixed up We’re living in the age of dis-information Corporate wars and environmental degradation There’s war and disease – hypertechnology You get a wake up call staring at the TV World powers jockey for position While leaders use fear as a weapon Who knows why any of this is really happening It’s a PR campaign devised by the boys in the Whitehouse Lord, my head is spinning My mind is reeling From all this stuff Lord I can’t keep keepin’ My head is spinning I’m all mixed up The water’s rising, polar ice caps melting A greenhouse effect that’ll surely leave us breathless Don’t be alarmed it could mean the end of the species Or so they say with a difference of a few degrees.. We’re fighting over food quality The killing of people and no accountability It takes on the sinister quality of a bad B-movie If it wasn’t so serious how they try to sock it to us Lord, my head is spinning My mind is reeling From all this stuff Lord I can’t keep keepin’ My head is spinning I’m all mixed up Lord, my head is spinning My mind is reeling From all this stuff Lord I can’t keep keepin’ My head is spinning I’m all mixed up Words & Music Copyright 2012 Chris Bottomley
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"Brazilia" 05:53
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"Sad to See" 05:50
SAD TO SEE It matters to you it mattered to me we were together – it’s plain to see there was a problem, you were my friend but we never could solve it, ever again would you want me as a lover or want me as a friend we were in sync for a moment but the magic had to end It meant so much to me & now it’s sad to see I’m a tad disappointed and feeling the pain of heart separation a bittersweet game it’s been a trip little darlin’ now that love’s taken flight i’ve been mulling it over & tossing though the night It meant so much to me & now it’s sad to see Now that it’s over i feel ill at ease my ego deflated a strange disease the search for fulfilment has led me here i would never have though that my heart would be pierced would you want me as a lover or want me as a friend we were in sync for a moment but the magic had to end it meant so much to me & now it’s sad to see it meant so much to me & now it’s sad to see... Words & Music Copyright 2012 – Chris Bottomley
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A Better Day Will Come (C. Bottomley) A better day will come A better day will come I’ve been disheartened so many times Not knowing when things will ever change Lord i am willing to learn from my actions So please show me a sign for my liberation A better day will come A better day will come I’ve been uprooted so many times So far away from where i want to be I’ve got to get back, back to where i belong With the trumpet’s siren and sweet sound of a song So i’m watching now, watching how Seeing how it plays Reaching out, feeling now So far away So far away A better day a better day a better day will come...(Descending line) A better day will come A better day will come Copyright 2012 Chris Bottomley

about

Longtime Brainfudge members Chris Bottomley, Great Bob Scott, Donné Roberts, Richard Underhill, Perry White, Bryden Baird, Jono Grant and the late James Gray come together to create this latest soulful offering.

Bottomley down the bass thick and heavy on this 14 song disc, with the funk of “My Head is Spinning”, the rocking “Rattle My Cage”, the sweet reggae vibes of “Where is the Love” and the soulful blues of “A Better Day Will Come”.

*Available also through mail order - just add a couple bucks for shipping folks - and send requests/address to crispy@chrisbottomley.com. Be glad to oblige!*

credits

released September 23, 2013

LIST OF CREDITS

Produced by Chris Bottomley & Jono Grant
Mix Engineer and Mastering - Jono Grant

Recorded by the people at the following studios:
Victory Drive Music - Jono Grant
Escarpment Sound - Brian Hewson
Bryden’s Audio Massage Theatre - Bryden Baird
Psychotropic Sound - Crispy B

Recorded in Fergus, Ontario and Toronto.
May to Dec 2012, January to July 2013.

Words & Music by Chris Bottomley
© Chris Bottomley 2013 (SOCAN)

CD Design & Layout by Kristen Wagner
Front Cover Photo by Crispy B
Inside sleeve photos by Fee Gunn
Made in Canada.

CONTACT

CB Music
Web: www.chrisbottomley.com
E-Mail: Crispy@ChrisBottomley.com


This recording was made possible with the financial assistance of the Toronto Arts Council & Ontario Arts Council. The Ontario Arts Council is an Agency of the Government of Ontario.

In Memorandum to Brainfudge Member James Gray 1960 – 2013 who passed on during the making of this record. A wizard on the keys, he will be missed.

A very special thanks to the following people who got it all started with Encouragement & Donations:

Wendy Coles, Tammy Hall, Susan Romsky, Lucya Almeida, Arlene Bishop, Elmira Nezirevic, Dev Khalsa & Eilleen Eng, Miguel Cadiz, Terry & Denise Bottomley, Fred Spek, Kim Logan, Jennifer Rock, Paul Fegan, Laura Rutherford, Sue Doiron, Mark Nesbitt, Tree Coma, Rob Bujold, Kirsty Coles, Joanne Wiseman, Pat Clemence, Bob Salter, Erich Boehm, Mathew Maclean, Rob Sandberg, Joanne Kearney, George Kerr, Brenda McMorrow, Rod Gvozdic, Wendy Graham, Wayne Cohen, Michael Coffey, Robert Finley, Julie Christian, Bob Salter, Michael Goldman, Jayson Sissons

Love and gratitude to:

Jono Grant, Bryden Baird, Ian Menzies, PS Kensington, Shamez, CIUT, CBC Radio, Jay Cleary, Sebastian Cook, Kristen Wagner, Larry Steele (for loaning me his guitar to write with) Sam & Nikki at The Painted Lady, George Guerra (for technical support) Gary Topp, Kurt Swinghammer, Sev Micron @ Muzicare Productions, Derek Christie, Elmira Nezirevic, Don @Escarpment Sound, Jazz-FM, Dubmatix, Andrew MacPherson, Johnny Trelawny, Greg @The Supermarket, The Lula Lounge, Cory Siddall, Wu’s Tai Chi Chu’an Academy, The Tuesday Night Hootenanny Club, Steve York, Ruth Kavanagh, Paul Bottomley, Kevin Bottomley, Veronique Morency, Kristen Wagner, Jean Manson, Fee Gunn, Yorkshire Family & Friends, The Black Forest in Lahr, Germany, Lakes, Rivers & Forests, the Sky & Universe, kaleidoscopes everywhere, fractal imagery, the microscopic world, nebulas, and last, but not least, the fine people of Toronto, Canada

TRACK LISTING

RATTLE MY CAGE (C. Bottomley)
CB – Fuzz Bass, Guitar, Lead & Backing Vocals
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Jono Grant - Guitars

LOST IN A FUNK (C. Bottomley)
Chris Bottomley – Bass, Lead & Backing Vocals
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Donne´ Roberts – Guitar
Jono Grant – Hammond Organ
Richard Underhill – Alto Sax

WHERE IS THE LOVE (C. Bottomley)
CB – Bass & Vocals
Donne Roberts – Guitars
GBS - Drums & Effects
James Gray – Hammond Organ, Clavinet
Jono Grant – Fender Rhodes

GOLDEN DAZE (C. Bottomley, J. Grant)
CB – Lead & Backing Vocals, Atmospherics, Bass
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Bryden Baird – Flugelhorn
Jono Grant – Ambient Sounds, Piano

DELIRIOUS (C. Bottomley)
Chris Bottomley – Bass, Lead & Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitars
Jono Grant – Synth, Backing Vocals
Davide Direnzo – Drums
Perry White - Flute

SOME PEOPLE SAY (C. Bottomley)
CB – Lead & Backing Vocals, Djembe, Whistles, Bass
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Richard Underhill – Saxophones
Bryden Baird - Trumpet
Donne´ Roberts – Guitar

BOOTY CALL PROTOCOL (C. Bottomley)
CB – Bass, Lead & Backing Vocals
Donne Roberts – Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Jono Grant – Clavinet
Perry White – Baritone Sax

CRISPY DUB (C. Bottomley, R. Underhill)
CB – Bass, Loop, Guitar
Rich Underhill – Saxophonics
Jono Grant - Atmospherics

BRIGHT EYE DAY (C. Bottomley)
Chris Bottomley – Bass, Lead & Backing Vocals, Guitar
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Donne´ Roberts – Guitar
James Gray – Hammond Organ
Richard Underhill – Alto Sax, Baritone Sax
Bryden Baird – Soprano Trumpet, Coronet, Flugelhorn

MY HEAD IS SPINNING (C. Bottomley)
CB – Bass, Lead Vocals
GBS – Drums
Donne Roberts – Guitar, backing vocals
James Gray – Hammond Organ

BRAZILIA (C. Bottomley)
CB – Bass, Vocals, 12 string acoustic, electric guitar
Perry White – Flute
Jono Grant – Synthesizer, Hammond organ
Great Bob Scott – Drums

ALL IN THE HEART (C. Bottomley)
CB – Lead Vocal, Bass, Guitar
Jono Grant – Drum Loop
Perry White – Tenor Sax, Flute
Bryden Baird - Trumpet
Donne Roberts - Guitar

SAD TO SEE (C. Bottomley)
CB – Lead Vocal, Bass, Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Great Bob Scott – Drums
Jono Grant – Fender Rhodes, Lead Guitar

A BETTER DAY WILL COME (C. Bottomley)
CB – Lead & Backing Vocals, Bass
GBS – Drums
Donne Roberts – Guitars
James Gray – Hammond Organ

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Chris Bottomley Toronto, Ontario

Award winning musician Chris Bottomley has been performing and writing music in Toronto, Canada, since 1982.
He has five solo albums of original music online.
He’s played with Mary Margaret O’Hara, Rich Underhill’s Funk Explosion, The MoFunk Collective, Asani, Wayne Lavallee, John Bottomley, Tulpa, Look People, Donne Roberts, Andru Branch, House Of David, Abjeez, Eccodek & Ainike.
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