Gateway Behavior

by Don Campau

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2015 release from Santa Rosa, California home recording musician, Don Campau. 13 songs produced from 2013-2015.

Handmade cover with special threaded paper.

Purchase ( or trade ) hard copies and get more information at www.doncampau.com

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released September 10, 2015

Campau is joined here and there by musical friends Greg Gray ( Santa Cruz ), Al Perry ( Tucson ), Skot Stickler ( Australia ), Agustin Criollo ( Puerto Rico ) Alain Neffe and Nadine Bal ( Belgium).

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Track Name: Storm Surge
I recorded this song after the horrible typhoon in late 2013 that hit The Philippines. I still encourage all to donate to the charity of your choice to help out.

Don Campau: garageband loops, guitar, vocals, lyrics, keyboards

when they warn you about the storm surge,when they inform you,you better start start running, when the wind howls and the trees blow, you grab your family, cause you’d better duck and cover now, well you learn real fast about what comes after, can you take it to the bridge if the bridge is underwater?, no way, no how, no chance to outrun nature and her fury here it comes, help me, i seem to be falling, there isn’t a floor, do you know a place where it seems to be safe and if you have time then would you, monitor all stations, where’s the eye?
the ocean covers everything,no getting away and sadness covers all the land, no getting away
help me ( please ), i seem to be falling, there isn’t a floor, do you know a place where it seems to be safe and if you have time then would you help me, please help me, what do you say?
Track Name: Release You
do you feel like coming round? if you say yes we can go to town, we can play in one key
just don’t have to worry, do you you feel like playing loud? please bring your headphones we can mute the sound, do you feel like making noise?, kick out the jams you girls and boys plug in that bass and old guitar and the let the synth take you out to mars, do you know how to use it?, just let the music release you release you release you
Track Name: Once I Was Alive
once i was alive, alive inside of this, once i was alive,alive instead of dust, once i was disguised as, once i was only flesh, once i was realized that, once i was the light was made of this, and then was only ash
scattered in the wind, thrown about by lusty waves, please meet me there in the place, we had formerly decided, i won’t know my way but since you’ve been there awhile, can you show me around?, over there are some souls, who have recently arrived, i can tell that i’m sure because they seem to still have faces, look at them and you don’t need eyes, picture them with just will and surprise, at peace they all claim, with the clouds that seem to create them, no dreams anymore and no sleep is needed.
Track Name: First Day Of Summer
it may be the longest day so why not make it the best day?
i woke up on the first day of summer, the sun beat down but i was still kind of cold, i met the day with a certain surrender but i looked in the mirror and i tried to be bold and i told myself, you’re good, you’re a healthy human being with a lot to offer you’re not ugly, you’re not fat, yes, you are older but present yourself with a grace to behold
i went to work on the first day of summer the boxes were heavy and the work job was hard, i did my best like i do every day there, lifting the melons and trimming the chard, so i told myself, slow down, enjoy what you do, there’s only one life so go ahead and have a good time, pace yourself and hold a little back, its good for your soul and the sun kept shining inside and out
Track Name: No Mass
meet me there at the edge of the planet, see me where the outer rings do reside, its not fair, we had to leave our bodies, they’ll be no one there when we do collide, there’s no mass, no up or down to direct us, that’s all past as dimensions swim by, traveling deep where more blackness awaits us, there’s no facts and left behind all the lies
no good or bad, just the wide open spaces, can’t turn back and only darkness in sight, there’s no mass
no up or down to direct us, that’s all past as dimensions swim by, lost my name and the “I’ has dissolved now
and the pain is getting harder to find, a virtual sea and constant negative pressure,there’s no there anymore and on that we agree
Track Name: Is It Better To Be Caught?
I was elected to serve the people But the people must know that I’m still a man, I was appointed to make good decisions, Doesn’t anyone see that maybe I can’t, My sexting might affect me and the family
But I don’t really see how it affects my vote, Is it better to be caught than have to live with it?, Is it wiser to admit it right now before the polls will open, Is it better to be caught? Stand by me, Please believe in me, If you stay with me, Then I will see the power of forgiveness, In the change that I can become, If you promise to protect me,Then this race can still be won, I was elected to serve the people, But the people must know that they’re going to get screwed
I was appointed to rule the people but if you’re a woman then you’re going to get used, Is it better to be caught than have to live with it?, Is it wiser to admit it right now before the polls will open, Is it better to be caught?
Track Name: Priceless
Your new fur coat, thirty two hundred dollars, the Lexus that you just got, seventy grand at least, the brand new house on the beach, 1.75 mil, the look on your face when I headed out the door, priceless
the yacht you keep on the bay, four hundred thousand dollars at least, the charity money that you just gave , an arm and a leg I guess, the campaign contributions, more than we will ever know, the look on your face when the press leaked it out, priceless, the Picasso you won at the Sotheby’s auction, 28 million euros, the tax free cooperation you just merged with, 1.75 billion, with a B, the IPO that you just launched enough to buy a country, that sweet smile of defeat on your face, priceless
Track Name: Fire On The Inside
there’s a fire on the inside, there’s a tremor in my hand but it isn’t in my hand, the himalayas are now shaking
get ready to run but there’s no time to go, ancient buildings are now falling, i hear the cries of the people stuck in the rubble, the city has now crumbled, watch out, the temple’s falling now, there’s a tired man who is digging in the dirt is that a sound or was it just another shock, with the power and the lights gone, keep searching, keep hoping
cause you never really know
well there’s a fire on the outside, stand back the quake isn’t over, the earth isn’t finished yet, it’s got a long way to go
and mother earth doesn’t care now, and never has you know, we’re just a temporary species, holding on to what we’ve got, but our grip is slipping badly, and the hanging rope is knotted, there’s a fire on the inside, look out, get out of the way, everest is coming down and everything is going to break
Track Name: Song That I'll Never Speak
It’s the song that I’ll never speak, on the tip of my tongue fell asleep, the song I’ll never speak, on the honeysuckle a firefly blinked and the moon was pricking the water with a beam , it was then I dreamed of the song that i’ll never speak, song filled with lips glowing from far away, song filled with hours whiled away in the shade, song of stars alive in perpetual daytime skies, its the song that i’ll never speak, on the tip of my tongue fell asleep the song i’ll never speak, song filled with lips glowing from far away, song filled with hours whiled away in the shade, it was then i dreamed of the song I’ll never speak
Track Name: Cook Em Up
take these troubles and roll them into a ball of dough, mold these problems into goodies to be baked in a cinnamon roll, cook em up, cool em off, pass em around and eat em all up, everyone of them, well you’ve got a thousand things to do so you make a list and that list gets longer every minute everyday so what will you do?, cook em up, cool em off, pass em around and eat em all up, everyone of them, take these topics and write them down on a fresh white sheet, fold it all up now and take a match light it up and burn it at your feet, then grab those issues and pick your glass from the cabinet shelf, squeeze a little lime in, then crack some ice and make a drink for yourself, pour it out, cool it off, be a good host and let everybody swallow their woes, like this, like this
Track Name: Interdimensional Friend
You seem so far away i cant see you, but when i look inside myself you’re right there, you’re my inter dimensional friend, you’ve always been always my interdimensional friend, and it seems so real, it appears so real, it seems part of a dream when i sense you but I’ve never been asleep when you’re here , was it some kind of weird psycho vision i don’t know but it touched me pretty deep, you're just my interdimensional friend, you’re always my interdimensional friend,and it seems so real, it feels so real, you look so realm you seem so real
Track Name: I Might Like It
there’s danger lurking, temptation everywhere, a stranger’s offer hangs suspended in the air, if i try it i might like it
if i like it i might buy some, there’s lots of choices, a fork at every turn, some nasty voices, don’t care if i catch and burn, if i try it i might like it, if i like it i might buy some, a final message to settle in that mode, if you pull the trigger, don’t forget to lock and load, if i try it i might like it, if i like it i might buy some, if i buy some i might abuse it, if i abuse it i might die then,I am your selector, get ready for the version, now i want to run and hide,can’t find me if i crawl inside, deep inside
Track Name: Fooling Around/ Amorous Insects
Fooling Around

fooling around cause i’m curious, messin around because i serious about, fooling myself and the ones that i know
jacking around and i’m ready to go, when i set the bar too high, there’s only one way to go, when i went on a diet and had nothing to show, fooling around don’t call me serious, fooling with you and i’m making a m-m-m-mess
all the things that we built, are put back on the shelf, i’ve been joking around and just fooling myself, fooling around thats the mood that i’m in, joking around i guess its a just a whim, messin with you and i hope you don’t mind
just having fun until the end of the line

Amorous Insects

i see progress and its sending a sign, i hear music but its only the whine of the amorous insects, who dine on other insects, there’s a process and we all call it life, where’s the justice well its nowhere in sight of the average person
who depends on other people, they all go wanting heading into the night, when we give something, someone gets left behind