King's Quest, Fool's Errand

by Phillip Bonanno

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This is a collection of experimental songs.

What started out as fragments of lyrics and melodies,
turned into multi-layered pieces of music that are rich with texture.
When I started on this project, I wasn't sure where I was going.
It was a stroll through audio wilderness.
I was creating a path through a forest of new ideas.
Experimenting with deferent sounds and styles.

I was on a journey of artistic expression.
But, was I on a king's quest or a fools errand?

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released February 20, 2015

All Songs Written By - Phillip Bonanno
Mixed by - Theo Schmidt, Phillip Bonanno & Steve Taylor
Produced by - Theo Schmidt & Phillip Bonanno
Photos By - Jackie Ihnenfeld @ Ihnenfeldphotography.com

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Track Name: The Setting Of The Sun
Take little time, a little time
Before Life's over
The truth is there to find
We all can shine before the setting of the sun

Life is a fragile thing
Like a memory of a dream
Before we awake from the breath we take
Lets do some living
Spend most our lives
Being terrorized about dyeing
The fear of the unknown commercialized
Until we're scared into buying the shit they sell
That we don't need, now it's no wonder
We've trapped our souls in the service of greed
It's like a spell we're under.

So, take a little time, a little time
Before life's over
The truth is there to find
We all can shine before the setting of the sun

Advertisers try to trick our brains
Into believing
The world they're pushing on us is sane
But it's cold and greedy
There's more to life than material
It's all about love
And our consciousness is etherial
We're on a journey
Track Name: Short Line
Standing in a short line
And I've been waiting here fro way too long
I don't even know what I'm here for.

Are we living in a society
That's under occupation of big money
Are we working for our wages
Or are we only working off servitude in our cages
Oh, Where did we go wrong I wonder
And is it too late

Standing in a short line
And I've been waiting here fro way too long
I don't even know what I'm here for.

Theres dubious corporations
Who puppet politicians of big nations
And they sod us o the lie that we want it
And we're creatures of comfort so we bought it
Now we're all ruining the planet
Future generations will remember us
As the ones who damned it.

Standing in a short line
And I've been waiting here fro way too long
I don't even got my hand out.

Like Pavlov's dogs
We drool and salivate
To the lies they advertise
And propagate
Before we know it
It'll be what too late
And we're standing in the short line
Track Name: True Blue
True Blue won't you guide me on /
As you've done for all these years /
The night is dark and the road is long /
And I can't see through my fears /
Like a compus on my journey /
Reveil the path I can't see /
Shine the light and lead the way /

True Blue won't you guide me home /
I need a helping hand /
I know you'll never steer me wrong /
And I'll find my way again /
Like a lighthouse in the dark sea /
I'll go forward confidently /
And the night turns to day /

True Blue won't you guide me through /
This world and all it's fears /
I know I'll always count on you /
When the road aheads not clear /

True Blue - won't you guide me home.
Track Name: I'm One
When I'm all alone and feel sad and lonely /
I've got my guitar to console me /
And sing to me a melody /
My mood it changes when the music is playing /
Inspiration from the words while I'm singing /
Touch my soul and set me free /

Like A wave that crashes on a castle of sand /
The chords vibrate from this guitar in my hand /
In the moment I transcend /
Like the castle walls that melt to the beach /
I find that place in me so hard to reach /
So I'll never let it end

I feel part of it all /
large and small /
From the universe to my feet /
Part of the ocean tied /
And the stars in the sky /
And the souls in front of me /
And I'm one /
When I hear my favorite song

The drums are liberating
The bass line is freeing
Vibrates every once of my being
And shakes away all the pain
Every note, every measure of every bar
Every lyric, every rhythm, every chord from my guitar
Are like lightning inside of me

Like a message in a bottle that floats in the sea
The music is a wave that crashes into me
And in that moment I transcend
Like the discarded bottle once the message is read
It's empty inside when the music is dead
So I'll never let it end

I feel part of it all
large and small
From the universe to my feet
Part of the ocean tied
And the stars in the sky
And the souls in front of me
And I'm one
When I hear my favorite song
Track Name: On The Open Road
I can't wait
No fear as my feet
Just move right along down the road
that my souls seeks
New state of mind
Leaving doubt behind
Let the shadow of my dreams
Be there no more and a path I'll find

Take my time, Take my time
Because It's the only thing thats mine
I'll take my time

Gone are that days when I'm scared of my future
Gonna look straight ahead and smile
Not lost or afraid out here on the open road
So i'm just gonna be free for awhile.

The ones in control
Don't really know
Any more than you or I
They're just crazy enough to lie
Misguided rules
Enforced by fools
But out here on the open road
I feel very far removed

Faith is my guide, Faith is my guide
Faith in something bigger than I
Faith is my guide

Gone are that days when I'm scared of my future
Gonna look straight ahead and smile
Not lost or afraid out here on the open road
So i'm just gonna be free for awhile.