Evolution

Released: 2012

Evolution carries the listener though time, past, present and future - sketching a framework of audible colors and emotions drawing from the soulstrings of the human spirit.

- Jay Braden

Unconscious Want to Need

"Unconsicous Want To Need"

Tyler McLaughlin


plenty years ago

many people died

they were searchn for gold

some died filthy rich

but many more died with the itch

that never once got scratched

and left them cold


but to think for just a minute

that those rich ones had it good

that they were more better off

or that they were more understood

would be an error on our part

because them fools didn't have no heart

and in the end they'd deal with robinhood


oh there is a thing

and it makes some people sing

and it makes some people scream

but it turns people mean


it loves to feed

and it's afraid to bleed

no it doesn't have no shame

but it does have a name


and it's called greed

it's an unconscious want to need

awe to take more than you get

and then throw a hissyfit

awe greed


just the other day

29 men died

they were digg'n for coal

in a west virginia mine

they left their families far behind

but them executives they're not out

in the cold


but to think just for a second

that them big wigs got it made

beause they got thier bonus checks

and thier mercedies in the shade

fade out 10 more years

and see them living in their fears

because they too

will get paid


oh there is a thing

and it makes some people sing

and it makes some people scream

but it turns people mean


it loves to feed

and it's afraid to bleed

no it doesn't have no shame

but it does have a name


and it's called greed

it's an unconscious want to need

awe to take more than you get

and then throw a hissyfit

awe greed


greed will make you blind

it'll make itself so hard to find

it'll rust your heart and it will

burn up your mind

it don't care a out life

no it will kill it don't give a damn

it feeds on fear and on foriegn land

it'll stop at nothing it loves

to push and shove

but there's one thing that will defeat it

it's called pure love


and there is a thing

and it makes some people sing

and it makes some people scream

but it turns people mean


it loves to feed

and it ain't afraid to bleed

no it doesn't have no shame

but it does have a name

Toward You

"Toward You"

Tyler McLaughlin


You've been telling me

For a while now in seems

I should do much better

with my dreams


Well it's true

Sometimes I don't hear you

But when I do

And I see through

Even when it's scary too

Well then I grow

A little slow

But it's

Definitely toward you


Toward you

I see

My life


Toward you

I run

and I find


I find me

I find us

I find peace

And I find trust

Toward you

I find

Love


You take one, I'll take one

She said no you take both

And I'll take none

And then we laughed


And I strummed

And wrote these words while she hummed

And then we kissed

A little kiss

Even though at first we missed


Well I grow

It's a little slow

But it's

Definitely toward you


Toward you

I see

My life


Toward you

I run

and I find


I find me

I find us

I find peace

And I find trust

Toward you

I find

Love


Evolution Revolution

"Evolution Revolution"

Tyler McLaughlin


travel'n east lookn for

another place, another time, another war

gonna unload all our stuff

set it out, configure it and blow things up


and we'll leave behind a trail of tears

full of dust & blood that'll last a thousand years

but there's a time bomb tick'n in our ears

tick-tock'n towards our deepest fears


so many folks get their daily news

fed to them from a certain point of view

but mr greedy media empire you'd better check in

cause no matter the size of your lies the truth will always win


oh its time for a revolution

an evolution

it is time for change

a revolution

let's revolt and let's rearrange

for an

evolution

revolution

an

evolution

revolution


here we are again 4 more years have gone by

2012 is here and we'll elect another guy

but not before we spend millions of bucks

on political propaganda deluxe


and they'll fight and call each other all names

and they'll talk about peace while building pawns

to play

in their

war games


oh its time for a revolution.

an evolution

it is time for change

a revolution

lets revolt and lets rearrange

for an

evolution

revolution

an

evolution

revolution


oh,oh,oh here we come

eyes wide open

one by one

without a gun

plum full of youth

powered by truth

you think the worlds small now

well we ain't got a clue

it's time we move into


an evolution

it is time for change

a revolution

lets revolt and lets rearrange

for an

evolution

revolution

an

evolution

revolution

Everything Has Meaning

"Everything Has Meaning"


Yesterday a little brown guy

Flew his red kite up in the dark sky

A bluebird crashed into

A red thing up on a string

Right where he flew


And at that very moment

When the bluebird hit the ground

well the boy went running to it

And the earth made a sound


It went Boom Crash Bang

oh Lightning struck the spot

In the exact location where the boy was now not


Everything oh everything

Has meaning inside

that red thing up on the string

that bluebird that did his thing

So that little boy did not get fried


Years ago in a dark cold time

In a damp cool space

Miles down a black coal mine

An old man and his group of ten

Steady pulled that carbon from the earth within


and One day the faultline shifted

And those walls came crumbling down

but The old man stopped and lifted

A beam so those 10 could get around


it went Tumble crumble crunch

The earth it fell apart

But those ten were topside and alive

Because of that old mans good heart


and Everything oh everything

Has meaning inside

Those ten saw sun again

When that old man died for them

And he did and he lost his pride


Over time that man turned to soil

And years later the earth began to boil

Then one day she did explode

And she spit him with her load

His ashes fell onto the land

And the rain soon mixed him up into the sand

Then from him and a seed grew a tree

And together they lived & bound gracefully

One fed the other like a child from its mother

They grew tall, they lived long

and They nurtured one another

They realized that they'd become a Mullberry tree

And that they were the living home of a bluebird family

And those bluebirds lived off that mullberry tree

That that old man helped make when he died so couragiously

And his son had a son who had a son of his own, who had a son

that had a son, who built a happy home

And in that home there was a little guy

and he loved to fly his kite all up in the sky


And everything oh everything

has meaning inside

that boy flew his kite again

and he made a bluebird friend

that has a little bit of his family inside

Human Kind

"Human Kind"

Tyler McLaughlin


Well there used to be time when it was accepted

a different place for all different folk.

White folk, black folk, yellow folk, different folk -

everywhere you'd go it'd seem like there's a different door.

not no more...


Well don't you even start to think I'm that naive,

but I'm an optimist and I do believe that -

This dream we all conceive

well in time we can achieve...


One race one kind

We’ve all got Gods Face,

we got Gods Mind,

Human kind... Human kind.


Well as we sit here today,

the problem ain't gone away.

You still got kids and they've got friends who've got kin,

who don't like another man just cause the color of his skin.


Why don't we just reveal,

what too many conceal.

Show true kindness to appeal -

to those who don't know for real...


That we're all


One race one kind

We’ve all got Gods Face,

we got Gods Mind,

Human kind... Human kind.

Album artwork courtsey Jay Braden. Artist in Austin, TX