The Owl on the One Dollar Bill (2012)

by I Came From Earth

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This album was recorded in the livingroom of a small one bedroom apartment in Western Pennsylvania from February 2012 to June 2012.

"A lot of the songs were written before the Occupy movement took rise.
All of these songs were meant for the original 99 percent, the people trying to find the truth about the owl on the cover of this CD. Unfortunately, after the people started protesting, the phrase quickly took on a meaning of greed versus poverty, and the owl along with it's stories remain one of the best well kept secrets our planet has to offer." - Steve Easter // I Came From Earth

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released June 9, 2012

Album original artwork by Amalia Lillios.

All songs written By Steve Easter With the exception of "Humble Hymns" lyrics written by John Mueller and Steve Easter. Original music for "Humble Hymns" written by Robert Martin, but composed differently by Steve Easter.

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Track Name: A Clockwork and an Orange
This house this couch
This book this guitar
My aspiration never drove me so far
This guilt it kills
But the pains worth my thrill
Maybe when its all over they'll throw me back in jail

I'm lost somewhere between a clockwork and an orange
Light myself a cancer up as I walk out side the door
I gotta find a punk rock show or at least somewhere to go
Maybe in an alley way hell maybe I will never know

This room this film
This chair this doctor
This cure its more
Than what I bargained for
My Droogs don't think
I should have did what I've done
So they've led me on
That how the Rozzies they won

Discharge me please mr police officer
No I don't wanna hit you I'll just fall to the floor
Track Name: Three Heart Beats
You can be anti abortion
You can throw your kid away
You could pray to all your problems
You could fear they'll never stay
But I'm running from the clockworks
stuck inside a horrorshow
being preached that holy bible
sell this man of god your soul
for it gets ya into heaven
the more money that you give
keeps the church open on Sunday
teach good morals to your kids
so when they grow up
they'll be congressmen
presidents and priests
keep the generations going
even when you are deceased
oh if i could restart history
id do it in three heart beats
one for hope
and one for love
one for angels from above
I'd make sure there was never war
there would be no need for peace
all the animals get liberation
every human free
and the schools would teach you
how to see
a life without brutality
As the apple on the teacher's desk
turns rotten to the core
there would be no fascist nations
we'd never need a police state

If three Heart Beats
Were all i ever needed
I Would Turn the world around
Leave it hanging upside down.
But those missiles of democracy
Keep Flying from the Sky
and you know it's never gonna stop
Until the day we die
Track Name: Looking For Truth, Not Exposure
You know I think I'd be nice
If we could sit around the fire
And Listen to all our forefathers
Tell us truth about the owl on the dollar
Late at night I think about the landmark never taught in schools
Worshiped by those congress fools senators and repetitiveness
You know I think it'd be nice If all the ninety-nine percenters
Took a stand against corporate greed the right way and police brutality
but you know in the end we all go to the same place
and you know in the end we all die
I think its swell living in hell god can't stop me Satan rocks me i don't understand your words of blasphemy cause its just as bad mine dear father don't you see you're blind
Track Name: What Makes My World Spin
People always tell me I should just keep my mouth shut
Cause every time I open it I ruin somebody's luck
They tell me not to talk about the war on drugs or politics
Anarchy and judgement day members of the NRA
Global leaders in their chairs
Taxpayers loosing hair
Credit cards and corporations
Filled with greed built by the rich
That's what makes my world spin

People always tell me I should just keep my mouth shut
Cause every time I open it I ruin somebody's luck
They tell me not to talk about
Oil spills and off shore drills
Countries being torn apart
By radioactive nuclear weapons
That's what makes my world spin

People always tell me I should just keep my mouth shut
Cause every time I open it I ruin somebody's luck
They tell me not to talk about
The protest or the ninety-nine
Bombs and cops
presidents
Prisoners stuck doing time
That's what makes my world spin
It goes round and round and round
Track Name: Rivertown Song
I was born in a small town in Pennsylvania
It sits right on a river next to railroad tracks
There's an old abandon building there
(This building was torn down in 2014)
That we used to break into
We'd smash all the windows
and we'd sit on the roof

On the other side of this town
We'd go under the bridge
We'd make way for the river
We'd sing and we'd drink

We'd pass around a forty ounce
We'd dance by the fire
till the rain drowned us out of there
back up the path

We'd walk along the train tracks
In the middle of the night
We'd keep moving forward
Till we saw the light
Early in the morning
At the crack of dawn
We'd make our own ways
To home we were gone
Track Name: My Own Living
In the middle of the night when we all sit by the fire maybe that's when you'll come around and decide it was fine the whole time I found my reason in the shadow of a valley in a grave it's a place that I'm never willing to go but hell that's the way life seems sometimes and if you have a doubt then you need to calm down and remember who your friends really are

I got my own limits
I got my damn living to do
Track Name: Never Make a Difference
I doubt myself
I doubt my enemies
I doubt the world
The one we're living in today
I doubt the people will ever care to take a stand
I doubt this song
Cause it might never make a difference

I love my friends
I love my family
I love to drink
It helps me forget yesterday
I love this song
Cause it might never make a difference

I hate the cops
I hate false governments
I hate T.V.
It rots your fucking brain away
I hate teleology
Build to destroy you and me
I hate this song
Track Name: Number on a List
I gotta get out of this place
get away from the human race
without killing myself because i'd be dead
with a fuckin wooden box stickin under my head
So lets talk about this
You know we're only gonna be alive to see the whole world fall
Till eventually they destroy us all

Remember that to them you're just a number on a list
Welcome to America to them you now exist
We had ten trillion dollars
But we traded it for this
The home we call America
Sometimes I fear for it
Track Name: Humble Hymns
I hate preachy songs
I hate what they fake
I could care less for preachy one
So ill tell you straight

No Guns
No Guns
No Guns no graves
No Peace no war
No Peace no war
Here's a peace of my mind
Humble hymns keep me alive

Jesus saved my soul
If there's a soul to save
For every working man out there
You know he's bound to mistake

No greed
No greed
No greed no poverty
No Peace no war
No Peace no war
Here's a peace of my mind
Humble hymns keep me alive
Track Name: Celebrate with Clapping Hands
I thought that my Utopia was coming around the bend
But it drowned it in the state where the angels met my corps
The congressmen sit in their chair
As our leaders declare war
Then the rebels start all over once again

Let's all go AWOL
Celebrate with clapping hands
All around the world these activists all take the stand
Live against brutality until the day you die
Celebrate with Clapping Hands all around the world

I'm pushing down the button
Cause my blood runs way to thin
Don't let them throw you're life away
Go fight that war machine
If united we strong
Together we can't fall
But that revaluation seems to carry on and on and on and on

Let's all go AWOL
Celebrate with clapping hands
All around the world these activists all take the stand
Live against brutality until the day you die
Celebrate with Clapping Hands all around the world

Thank you for putting all those flowers in the tanks
Thank you for defying all those military ranks
But this war machine keeps spinning on someone's fingertips
Who's probably never done one single push up in his life

Let's all go AWOL
Celebrate with clapping hands
All around the world these activists all take the stand
Live against brutality until the day you die
Celebrate with Clapping Hands all around the world

Let's all go AWOL
Celebrate with clapping hands
All around the world these activists all take the stand
Live against brutality until the day you die
Celebrate with Clapping Hands all around the world