Off The Ground

by Voodoo Visionary

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released February 17, 2017

Dennis Dowd - keyboards, vocals
Jimmy Lynch - bass, vocals
Scott MacDonald - lead vocals
Mac Schmitz - drums, vocals, percussion
Mike Wilson - guitar
Jose Pipo Rivera - percussion
Martin Anderson - saxophone
Ben Otieno - trumpet
Paul Nelson - trombone
Vanessa Graniero - vocals
Austin Cobb - backing vocals
Christopher Micheal - backing vocals

Produced and Engineered by Mark Michaelson and Josh Thane
at WonderDog Sounds Studio, Marietta GA. Assistant engineering by Adrian Barrie. Mastered by Rodney Mills Masterhouse.

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Voodoo Visionary Atlanta, Georgia

Voodoo Visionary is an improvisational funk/dance band from Atlanta, GA. A delicate balance of a tight rhythm section featuring deep grooving bass and funky drum beats met with dexterous keys, masterful guitar licks, and electrifying solos create a distinctive sound the group calls psychofunk. Voodoo Visionary has a uniquely blended tone that’s guaranteed to put the 'oogie in yo boogie. ... more

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Track Name: Cold Shallow Moon
A cold shallow moon casts a shadow of delight
As I see this captive station is going down with might
The fires growing higher with every step I take
The enemies are rampant so I run for the lake

Staring down the barrel of a forty-five
I don’t know quite what to do or how to stay alive
The man sitting next to me, his eyes are full of fright
He’s asking the lord if He might save him tonight

It’s a sticky situation
And no one can relate
It's a sticky situation
And no one can relate
It's a sticky sticky sticky situation
And no one can relate
Unless they’ve been captive at the prison by the lake
The sound of the silence, it brings me to my knees
Just like the thought of that forty-five staring down at me

That cold shallow moon that once gave me delight
It’s turned an eerie red and now I cant see the light
The warden has it out for me, I’m the one he wants
I’ve been taking time and money, been laying on his lawn

I try to run away as they send out the hounds
I figure I should give up as they know these here grounds
I see another man who has tried to break free
Is this person real or am I talking to me?

It’s a sticky situation
And no one can relate
It's a sticky sticky sticky situation
And no one can relate
It's a sticky sticky sticky situation
And no one can relate
Unless they’ve been captive at the prison by the lake
The sound of the silence, it brings me to my knees
Just like the thought of that forty-five staring down at me

It’s been a long and winding road and the moon has left my sight
The darkness surrounds me and the sun don’t shine so bright
My time here has run out, I can’t do it anymore
I don’t know when this gon’ end, got to leave this prison war

I’m mortified at how my freedom has been chained
I can’t find the ball because I’ve thrown it out the way
These towering walls that I’ve been in so long
They finally tumbled down so I had to write this song

It’s a sticky situation
And no one can relate
It's a sticky sticky sticky situation
And no one can relate
It's a sticky sticky sticky situation
And no one can relate
Unless they’ve been captive at the prison by the lake
The sound of the silence, it brings me to my knees
Just like the thought of that forty-five staring down at me
Track Name: I've Got A Feeling
I know we just met girl
You're the one
But I feel so inclined
You're the one
Don't know what I would do
You're the one
If I didn't get to know you
You're the one
You see I must interject here
You're the one
Because deep down inside
You know it too

I’ve got a feeling
And it feels all right
I’ve got a feeling
Deep down inside
I’ve got a feeling
That you're the one
I’ve got a feeling
You're coming home with me

Give me time don't deflect girl
You're the one
I can see you and me
You're the one
Dancing across the floor now
Show you my know how
I'll be kind and I'll be gentle baby
You're the one
Headed straight for the door
With you

I’ve got a feeling
And it feels all right
I’ve got a feeling
Deep down inside
I’ve got a feeling
That you're the one
I’ve got a feeling
You're coming home with me

The party's dying baby lets go see
Our bodies lying there in ecstasy
Ain't no use in trying baby let's be free
And all I want is you for me

I know we just met girl
You're the one
But I feel so inclined
You're the one
Don't know what I would do
You're the one
If I didn't get to know you
You're the one
You see I must interject here
You're the one
Because deep down inside
You know it too

I’ve got a feeling
And it feels all right
I’ve got a feeling
Deep down inside
I’ve got a feeling
That you're the one
I’ve got a feeling
You're coming home with me
Track Name: Harmony
Harmony
Is something we need
But we are blind
To the fee to be free

We've all got our problems
The world isn't right
To make this place better
We’ve got to get smart in the fight

In times of devastation
Could you lend a helping hand?
In times of deviation
You’ve got to know where to begin

What we need x3
Harmony
Come on people tell me what you need
I said people tell me what you need
Harmony
What we need x3
Harmony
Come on people tell me what you need
I said people tell me what you need
Harmony
What we need x3
Harmony
Come on people tell me what you need
I said people tell me what you need
Harmony

Where much is given
Much is expected too
But don't expect to be gifted
If you don’t follow through

When you're down in the gutter
You need a light to guide you through
You can be that to others
Make the harmony true

In times of devastation
Could you lend a helping hand?
In times of deviation
You’ve got to know where to begin

What we need x3
Harmony
Come on people tell me what you need
I said people tell me what you need
Harmony
What we need x3
Harmony
Come on people tell me what you need
I said people tell me what you need
Harmony
What we need x3
Harmony
Come on people tell me what you need
I said people tell me what you need
Harmony

What we need x3
Harmony
Come on people tell me what you need
I said people tell me what you need
Harmony
What we need x3
Harmony
Come on people tell me what you need
I said people tell me what you need
Harmony
What we need x3
Harmony
Come on people tell me what you need
I said people tell me what you need
Harmony
Track Name: Off The Ground
When the world just won't stop turning
It's spinning me around
It's all just music anyway
Pick yourself up off the ground

You've got to play your rhythm
Let your soul sing loud
No one else can write your story
Get your head out the clouds

We're all on this boat together
Traveling thru space
Among gods and nobles feeling hopeful
Better go and take your place

You've got to play your melody
Let your soul sing loud
Only you can do what you do
Make your mama proud

Now you know you've got to do your jam
Sing from your heart and let it speak
Any chance you get show your worth
Be genuine and the world will see

Oh when the waves are choppy
And the currents strong
Your songs will keep you afloat
Tidal waves will move you along

When the world just won't stop turning
It's spinning me around
It's all just music anyway
Pick yourself up off the ground

You've got to let that rhythm rumble
Through your soul feel it loud
Won't you know your symbol’s shining
No turning back now!
Track Name: Saving Face
I need you
Can you help me?
Can you lend a helping hand?

What's the use?
There's no pretending
We've traveled far and wide through out this land

Where's your proof
Identification
Access granted and denied based on a card

Tell me the truth
Interrogation
This compromise it can't be very hard

Could be cautious
Maybe not
I could tell you a story
Or get straight to the plot

To be free
What's the price to pay?
Saving face
It could look good at the end of the day
X5
To be free
X2

I need two
Can you help me?
Can you lend a helping hand?

Magnolia Mama
I need a miracle
I said can you lend a helping hand

Reunite the family
Where the roots run deep
Can't we hold each other close

Don't spare the youth
From the moving grooves
Do you remember what it's like to be in those shoes?

Could be cautious
Maybe not
I could tell you a story
Or get straight to the plot

To be free
What's the price to pay?
Saving face
It could look good at the end of the day
X5
To be free
X2
Track Name: Bring It Back
I see it crumbling down
And then you bring it back
We keep on turning around
But there's no turning back

You have control over me
I can't control myself
It ain't so easy to see
I see a broken path

Take take take take
And all that I give
You make make make make
Me feel as if
Oh oh oh
I lost my mind
And then you bring it back

I see your face looking down
I can't tell where your mind is at
Feel like I'm burning you down
Don’t have a heart attack

Feeling free to deface
An ancient artifact
Thanks for digging it up
Distance between point and fact

Take take take take
And all that I give
You make make make make
Me feel as if
Oh oh oh
I lost my mind
And then you bring it back
Track Name: Hero On The Horizon
Beings great and beings small
The animals too the short and the tall
Noel was bit by a wolf
Now he communicates with them all
Beings great and beings small
He can find a way to protect us all

Hunter’s no ordinary cat y'all
Tibetan tiger with an injured paw
Noel found him lame
And gave him a chance
Built him a new limb
Now he can dance

Hunter’s gonna track you down
Don't you x3
Turn your back now
Roof top stroll with a tiger paw
Noel and Hunter are up for the call

Naturah, Naturah
Gonna get her
Gonna get her
Gotta get her X3

Just a hero on the horizon
Aint no ain't no Ain't no chance of hiding
Just a hero on the horizon
Hunter’s gonna track you down

Always know at the end of the day
To stay strong and keep fighting for the weak and the lay
Rise up and keep dreaming before tomorrow's today
No time to stop grooving because he's on the way

Noel's no ordinary kid y'all
Robotic genius with a hidden lab
Built his own security equipment
Enemies can't pass
He knows no fear
Only robot gear

Just a hero on the horizon
Aint no ain't no Ain't no chance of hiding
Just a hero on the horizon
Hunter’s gonna track you down
Track Name: Roscoe
Roscoe’s got the cocaine
Mustache and attitude
He's driving into Spokane
He's trying to get through to you
He's a low operator
Manifest destitute
He's coming to your city
With the risky whiskey blues

Running away from the Denver line
With nothing left to lose
He's hiding in the shadows
Watching for the red and blue
He's a low operator
Manifest destitute
He's coming to your city
With the risky whiskey blues

Head lost in a hurricane
And everything to prove
Downward spiral drowning
Searching for the truth
He's a low operator
Manifest destitute
He's coming to your city
With the risky whiskey blues

Buried head in the corner
Trying to press the snooze
Dreaming of the one day
He can set aside the fuse
He's a low operator
Manifest destitute
He's coming to your city
With the risky whiskey blues
Track Name: Hold Tight
One when the beat hits shake your body
Move when you hear that bass guitar
Sing and release all of your worries
Dance no matter where you are


Ain’t got time to go through life
Confined to a lonely room
Through all the troubles pain and strife
You need others to get you through

When we work together listen
Or we won’t get very far
Music is collaboration
Listen, and you’ll know just where you are

If you wanna funk right
Then ya listen up
And we'll take you back to school
If you wanna live a good life
Then ya listen up
And you'll know just what to do
If you wanna act right
When we're living it up
And we'll make this a better place
But we gotta hold tight
As we figure it out
Bring it back to the one and we do it all together again

Communication is the secret
We often miss this simple fact
You never know what one is thinking
Your own thoughts can hold you back

Keep an open mind for others
That's how this music's made
We are all sisters and brothers
Listen, we’ll get paid in spades

If you wanna funk right
Then ya listen up
And we'll take you back to school
If you wanna live a good life
Then ya listen up
And you'll know just what to do
We just gotta act right
As we figure it out
And we'll make this a better place
But we gotta hold tight
As we’re living it up
Bring it back to the one and we do it all together

If you wanna funk right
Then ya listen up
And we'll take you back to school
If you wanna live a good life
Then ya listen up
And you'll know just what to do
We just gotta act right
When we're living it up
We'll make this a better place

But we gotta hold tight
As we figure it out
Bring it back to the one and we do it all together again
Track Name: Jangalang
Tip the bottle back and drink it all down
Make yourself the fool that walks on the town
Living off hotel toiletries
Trying to get my head right to beg and plead

Jangalang stranger
I need a change

Living in a world of misery
It's not all that it's chalked up to be
Tongue tied twisted and my funds are bound
Freak on a leash running through the town

Standing out in the day time
Standing out in the night time X3
Jangalang stranger
I need a change

Begging on the street for a living change
Beating on a drain leaking something strange
Dancing outside in my holy shoes
Hearing people say, “How he do that, dude?”

Jangalang stranger
I need a change

No status or money gonna make you live
Even the highest of class ain’t got nothing to give
Can't find the answer when the question’s wrong
Look inside yourself and see where you belong

Standing out in the day time
Standing out in the night time X3

Jangalang stranger
I need a change
Track Name: Sip Of The Sunshine
Oh baby, lets take it slow
Wait til after the storms rainbow
Well be sifting thru so tranquil
Take a sip of the sunshine

Top sails to the main stream
Palpitations slip into the moon light
I feel energy flow
No time for hesitation, intuition control

You see the light and this I know
Keep it dropping down to the floor
A big a rocking transistor radio
Take a sip of the sunshine

Don't complicate this lowly seed I sow
Or hide behind a painted shut window
Peer inside only if you wish
Babe it's just in the mean time

You see the light and this I know
Keep it dropping down to the floor
A big a rocking transistor radio
Take a sip of the sunshine