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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Fools Mask (Song Lyrics)




Meet Again Some Day

I can see my baby walking, down that lonely road
She's searching for horizons, that I may never know
I can see her looking back now as I try to look away
And I wonder if we'll meet again some day

I can hear my baby laughin and I truly wish her well
But I have to think I'm better off, but only time will tell
She seems to think I'm lost inside my ever loving mind
And she wonders if I'll ever find the time

Sometimes I have to wonder if it's truly worth the time
I'd scratch my head and try to think, but I'd probably lose my mind
Cause sometimes it's all or nothing and forever's nothing more
And it's you my love I truly do adore
Yes it's you my love I truly do adore

I can see my baby smiling as she stops to wave to me
It's funny how she always knows what's hard for me to see
I smile back and nod my head, you best be on your way
Cause now I know, we'll meet again some day
Cause now I know, we'll meet again some day
I always knew, we'd meet again some day
And now I know, we'll meet again some day

I always knew, we'd meet again some day

That Voice In My Head

How could I have known
You were there all alone
Standing in the cold
And waiting for someone, to come along

How could I have known
You were standing right in front of me
I was all alone 
And fightin with that voice in my head

Should have opened up my eyes
Never know what you'll find
You were all alone
And waiting for someone, to come along

(chorus)

I was all alone

How could I have known
You were there all alone
Standing in the cold
And waiting for someone, to come along

(chorus)

I was all alone
And fightin with that voice in my head
I was fightin with that voice in my head

But then you turned around

Ghoulash

(instruMENTAL)

'Ghoulash'

Shake For Me Now

Shake for me now, don't let me down
You got outlandish kinda ways for dragging me down
I hear the thunder rumbling like it's coming through the stereo
Shake, shake, shake it like the freak you are

Like the freak you are (2's)

Shake for me now, don't drag me down
I'm working on a bottle of whiskey and a fat cigar
I see the smoke is rising underneath the neon lights
You got that bump and grinding kinda look in your eyes

(chorus)

Shake for me now, I'm hypnotized 
My heart is pounding and I'm losing my mind
All the diamonds and pearls, wine and caviar
Shake, shake, shake it like the freak you are

(chorus)

No More Lonely Nights

Baby what do I have to say to make it all go away
So there'll be no more lonely nights, for the rest of our lives
Baby what do I have to do, to spend some time with you
So there'll be no more lonely nights, for the rest of our lives
Cause all I wanna do, is run away with you
So there'll be no more lonely nights
For the rest of our lives

And there was nothing left, but the sunset
And all those memories of me and you
And the time slipped slowly by cause you were alway on my mind
When I sat alone and tried to think it through
But I was lonely in my thoughts without you

(chorus)
(solo)

And I was all alone, thinking by myself
Of all those memories of me and you
And I tried so hard to find, that sparkle in your eyes
But I was all alone and trying to think it through
And I was lonely in my thoughts without you
So lonely in my thoughts without you

(chorus)

And there'll be no more lonely nights
No more lonely nights
Best Days Of Your Life

I like to live my life, like I'm running short on time
So far away but never far behind
I like to drink my whiskey until I'm feeling no pain
Cause Lord knows, it chases those blues away

I like to face my troubles, with a smile on my face
It's not hard to find and never far away
And I prefer my women a little on the wild side
With the full moon reflecting, in their eyes

I got no job, no life and I'm living just like I'm a criminal
No money, no time, no hope and I don't care
I've got a couple close friends and a dime bag, that's my medicine
And if you don't like how I'm living, Hell I don't care

I like to hang my fuzzy dice from the rearview mirror
Where I watch them come and go and dissappear
A pair of shades and a pack of Lucky Strike cigarettes
You better hold on tight, cause you ain't seen nothing yet

(chorus)

I like my muscle cars with their tires burning
Cause they're gone in a flash at the snap of a switchblade knife
I got old vinyl 45's back home in the jukebox turning
Does it take you back to the best days of your life

(chorus x2)

Does it take you back to the best days of your life

Snake Oil

I hear you got some money and you're really doing well
But you made a whole lot of money
Selling snake oil to the wolves
And now they've mass-produced their profits
Selling snake oil to the fools
And while they laugh in all their grandeur
The sheep try to hide their wounds

And it all goes back to you
For selling your disease as a snake oil prophecy 

So devine in all your wisdom, so divine in all you do
You tell them you'd walk on water
Until they're begging to carry you
So you feast on the flesh of the wounded
While you promise to help them through
But all you want is their money
It's the snake that's haunting you

And it's wrapped around your twisted point of view
And the heavens have no place for a fool like you

Now the devil's at your doorstep and he's dying to welcome you
Cause you made a whole lot of money
Selling snake oil to the wolves
And the heavens have no mercy, for a fool like you
Who'd feast on the flesh of the wounded
While he promised to help them through

And it all comes back on you
For selling your disease as a snake oil prophecy
So you cry out for mercy, but what can you do
Cause the heavens have no place for a fool like you
No the heavens have no place for a fool like you
For a fool like you

Everything

It's all a merry-go-round
Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down
It's such a wonderful life that we know
Don't go doubting your wings
You'll lose your grasp on everything
It's such a wonderful life, that we know

Give me a mask and a pot of gold
I'll give you my conscience and my soul
Give me a shelter, with the whole world at my feet
And I'll give you everything

I want everything!

It's all a merry-go-round
You try to hold on tight but it's spinning around
It's such a frantic life, that we know
You try to follow your dreams, but there's a price on everything
It's such a horrible life, that we know

(chorus)
(solo/vocal ad libs)
(chorus)

I want everything!!

The Freaks Waltz

(instruMENTAL)

If Only For A While

I never thought I'd ever meet someone like you
You made me feel like I was young
I got so lost inside those big brown eyes 
And I found myself a friend
But people will talk, yes you know they will
And some might say you're a bit too young
It's hard to step outside those boundaries
So maybe it's best that I move on

But I know someday I'll find a way
Cause I felt it in your smile
But sometimes love is just a moment
If only for a while

I never thought I'd ever meet someone like you
You really brightened up my life
I came and walked into your paradise
And you caught me by surprise
Like a beautiful sunset, across the sand
The type you hope will never end
I'm not afraid to lose my loneliness
But I'm afraid to lose my friend

(chorus)

But sometimes love is just a moment
If only for a while

(change)
(chorus)

Well maybe love is every moment, not only for a while
Cause baby I loved every moment
That I looked into your eyes

One Crazy Night

It was such a fun and crazy night
hope it wasn't just one day in our lives
Don't want those memories to fade away
Kinda hoping we can find our way
Through the darkness of that crazy night
turned it around and made it shine so bright
Hoping miracles can find their way
Until we meet again another day
Don't let those memories fade away

I found you there while I was all alone
I had that feeling you were someone I'd known
It wasn't easy but I took a chance
Because you made me smile and made me laugh
It's kind of funny how you never know
Time happens fast and then away you go
I never thought that one crazy night
Might be the start for the rest of our lives

(chorus)

You found me standing there all alone
Did you have that feeling I was someone you'd known
Got me to dance and that's all I know
Cause in that moment we were all alone
I took a chance when I kissed your lips
We'll chalk it up to drunken confidence
But in that moment you were someone Id known
But then you left and I was all alone

(chorus)
(change)
(chorus)

Don't let those memories fade away

Shady Deal

Go and tell it like you will, I got a little time to fill
But the word is out on the streets, that it's just another shady deal
And you sell it like a poison pill, so bittersweet
And I'm ripe for the kill
Come and haunt me with that mischievous smile
Such a devious style, I'm so lost in the thrill

Cause I know, full well, that you will

Go and spread it like a terrible lie
I'm so blinded by that look in your eyes
And that sweet taste of deceit's so bittersweet 
And I can't decide
But I got a little time to kill
You're gonna ride it like I know that you will
But the word is out on the streets
And the time feels like it's standing still

And I've grown, so lost, in the thrill
Cause I know, full well, that you will

The moonlight is shining down, casting shadows all around
Another day has come and gone
Another body in the lost and found
And you haunt me with those mischievous eyes 
Selling snake oil, deception and lies
I guess I hoped that something was real
But it was just another shady deal

And I'd grown, so lost, in the thrill
Now I know, that I knew, full well
I just never thought you had the heart to kill

The Damage Is Done (Bloodline)

Oh woe is me and my old tattered bones
Just look at this mess that I have become
Don't cry for me darling for the things that I've done
Cause there's no need to worry about the mess I've become
My boat has set anchor and the damage is done

Well I drank all the whiskey and I drank all the rum
Trying to hide from my troubles, but they've barely begun
And I can't fight the demons, they're haunting my soul
And I know, they'll never let go

(chorus)

Those old family secrets crawl back from the grave
When the bloodline is tainted, it poisons the veins
So you beg for forgiveness, but your conscience is stained
And the tides can't wash it away
No the tides can't wash it away

(chorus)
(change)
(chorus)

My boat has set anchor and the damage is done

And the tides can't wash it away

Alone With You

I seen her walking away I thought
But then she turned and walked into my heart
And I know, our love is true
And I know, I won't be blue
Every time, that I'm alone with you

She turned and smiled and said my name
Caught me by surprise and blew me away
And I know, that I love you
And I know, our love is true
Every time, that I'm alone with you

Now she's got me on my knees saying crazy things
Cause she's the girl of all my dreams
And I know, our love is true
And I know, I won't be blue
Every time, that I'm alone with you

I held her hand and I held her tight
You make me proud that you're in my life
And I know, that I love you
And I know, our love is true
Every time, that I'm alone with you

Every time, that I'm alone with you





CD Sampler Video for The Fools Mask




Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Fools Mask (Introduction)


"One of Tampa Bays most creative and successful underground songwriters"

 Hello and Thank You for stopping by. This blog will center around my 6th Independent album release The Fools Mask. My name is Brian Fox (aka Foxman) and I am an artist/songwriter from the Tampa Bay area. I created my small business/record label Foxman Music in 2001 and I currently have 5 album releases to my credit (4 regular releases and 1 demo). Over the years I have built up a very loyal global following of kick ass down to Earth music fans. I have become best known for being a creative writer who tends to cover multiple musical genres (Pop, Rock, Blues, Punk, Folk, Metal, Country, etc). I employ a Hollywood approach to many of my songs, which means that I don't always write from my own eyes and life experiences. This approach allows each song has its own unique storyline and perspective. Some of my song themes include; mafia, CIA/spies, freemasons, vagrancy, money, greed, battle between good and evil, doppelgangers, vampires, hauntings, nostalgia, death, karma, lucky voodoo, faith, killer priests, addictions, corrupt politicians, urban decay and much more. With the exception of a few guest appearances, everything you hear in my music is all me. I do all my own vocals and play all my own instruments (guitar, bass, keys and percussion). I am also responsible for all recordings and the albums graphic designs. For more information (song lyrics, music videos, song/album hype, links, quotes, CD sales, etc), please make sure to visit the coolest Independent Music website on the planet at:

 
Foxman Music Discography

1) Songs From The Gallery (2001, 9 song demo)
2) Like The Freak You Are (2005, 9 songs)
3) Crazy Like A Fox (2010/11, 13 songs)
4) Folklore & Superstitions (2013, 15 songs)
5) The Hollywood Blacklist (2015, 17 songs) 

6) The Fools Mask (2017, 14 songs)

I know that I have a lot of music to choose from and things can get to be a bit overwhelming. Please don't get discouraged! I recently released a 2 part Foxman Theatre video series which will take you inside the madness that is Foxman Music. Both of these videos contain live commentary, live performances, news and much more. These videos are the perfect way to get familiar with myself and my music. I am an animated person in real life, so I guarantee you will also find the videos to be very entertaining.



The Hollywood Blacklist was released in early 2015 and is the crowning achievement of my entire career as a songwriter. The CD contains 17 songs, nearly one full hour of groundbreaking music, ultra-creative song themes and some very notable guest appearances, which include world class saxophonist Butch Thomas (Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Jaco Pastorius) and guitar virtuoso Dennis Stadelman (CoPe). The new album has been garnering me a ton of attention and accolades and is already receiving regular airplay at WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa Bay (call in #: 813-239-9663). This is the CD Sampler Video For The Hollywood Blacklist. The video contains 30-50 sound clips of all 17 songs, plus plenty of theatrical/freaky photographs and effects to keep you well entertained along the way.


How about an extra little treat! One of my most successful and recognized songs is the haunting love song Sweet Adelaide. This song is a chilling venture into the realm of immortality and painful loss. The music video for this song is an absolute must see!! It is easily my most popular and professional music video ever released. Exceptional filming (Kevin Killelea), settings and story line. It's an absolute classic! In the words of one of my fans "Hitchcock reincarnated". Huge Special Thanks to my friends Kevin & Ann Killelea and Steve & Linda Norsen.




Well, now that you have had a chance to get familiar with me and my various album releases, I have some huge news to share. As part of my War Against Greed campaign, all of my music (4 CD's/52 songs) is currently available as free downloads at CD Baby!! This is my way of saying Thank You for your friendship and support. Just click the link below and let the fun begin.

FREE FOXMAN DOWNLOADS at CD Baby

Still feeling overwhelmed and unsure? I have written/released 64 songs total and there is a lot to choose from. Here is a list of some of my most popular and downloaded songs. City Streets (about a homeless person who has lost everything and is holding on to the memory of a lost love because it is all he has left), Same Old Troubles (my big band New Orleans lucky voodoo song), Under The Weather (a fun/catchy, melancholy break up song), Sweet Adelaide (a chilling venture into the realm of immortality and painful loss), The Freaks Waltz (a kick ass and entertaining instrumental), Ne'er Do Well (about a hobo who is questioning his faith and searching for signs to help him on his way), Terrible Tale (about a priest who has committed murder, served 20 yrs in prison and is returning home to try and make things right. Features Butch Thomas on saxophone), Halfway To Memphis (a fun venture down the crossroads, also features Butch Thomas on saxophone), Alone With You (a fun Rockabilly love song), Time's A Real Drag (a venture into the seedier side of city life), Shake For Me Now (Rockin strip club song. There will be a version of this song on The Fools Mask), Shadows (an ominous instrumental about the ongoing battle between good and evil), Wilderness Of Mirrors (CIA/spy song. All lyrics are made up of doublespeak and spy terms), Where's The Sun (a bloodthirsty vampire song), Hard Times (one of my heavier songs, about a mobster on the run), Last Resort (an ultra catchy retro/Pop song. Written while I was in Chicago for The Voice audition in January 2014), Old Highway (biker song), Going On The Run (A Punk Rock masterpiece), Same Song (one of my favorites. About life and contemplation and hearing a song on the radio that takes you back), C'mon Tampa Bay (dedicated to the Tampa Bay Rays and their quest for a pennant), Best Days Of Your Life (a kick ass retro Rocker about the good old days and feeling nostalgic. There will be a remake of this song on The Fools Mask), Shady Deal (about falling for the wrong type of girl/prostitute. Features guitar virtuoso Dennis Stadelman) and Caroline (about finding a former love living on on the streets)


If you would like to  purchase physical copies of my CD's, then I have some more huge news to share. I am currently selling a Foxman Box Set (pictured above). All 4 CD's for just $15!! S&H fees are free for all orders in the USA and I will also gladly sign/date all copies for no extra fee. This is the absolute best offer that I can possibly make. The Foxman Box Set is available at the following websites
 (Pay Pal approved/major credit cards accepted). 
 

Some of my high end/low end collages are also available at my art studio

The Fools Mask 
   
You did it!! Now that you are all caught up with my past accomplishments it is time to move on to my future ones. In March 2015, I began working on my 6th independent album release The Fools Mask. If all goes well, this new CD will be released at some point in 2017. There is no doubt in my mind, that this new album will one day be regarded as one of the most groundbreaking Independent releases EVER!! I have been writing/releasing my own CD's for nearly 15 years now and I am very confident about what I am capable of doing. Of course I can't do it alone and I am going to need all of you to help me out. For songwriters like myself, word of mouth means everything. Hopefully you will all believe in what I am doing and you will share the news, free downloads and music videos with others. I have created this blog to help keep everyone up to date on my progress with the new CD. Thanks Again & Keep Rockin!! 


 Promo picture for The Hollywood Blacklist




Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Fools Mask (Song Hype)



 Song Hype

Meet Again Some Day - Completed in March 2015. It is a very catchy and playful Rockabilly/Folk love song. I am positive that this song will be track #1 on the new CD. My vocals are very smooth and easy to listen to. I lost a few loved ones in 2015, so there is a bit of a double meaning to the song, which adds to the surreal vibe that it projects. Just one month prior, I got a new Taylor Acoustic guitar as a gift from one of the deceased (I love that guitar!) and it made its debut on this song. The story line of this song is exceptional and it is very melodic from start to finish. This song fits perfectly under the category of the heavenly virtue patience.

That Voice In My Head - Completed in July 2015. This song is a very cool and unique retro Rocker with a bit of a British Rock vibe. I used a laid back vocal approach, which goes along well with the tentativeness of the story line. The song is about seeing a person that you are are attracted to, but not being able to get out of  your own head long enough to walk up and say hello. This song fits well under the category of the heavenly virtue humility.

Ghoulash - Completed in October 2015. How's that for a unique song title! This song is an instrumental. Sometimes when I write I like to just dive in head first with no prearranged game plan and allow creativity to take over. This song is a ghastly mash up different styles and tastes all thrown into a big bowl and cooked to perfection along with some brains and a few other freakish oddities. The song features a Hip Hop drum kit, melodic/hyptnotic driving bass, eerie guitar musings, a little splash of Blues and some exploding Grungy chorus sections. This song has a lot of stop and go moments, which represents turmoil/confusion and erupts into dramatic outbursts in the chorus sections. What this his song technically symbolizes is a battle of conscience between the deadly sins and the heavenly virtues. Are you hungry?
 
Shake For Me Now - Completed in May 2017. This song originally appeared as track #2 on my Like The Freak You Are CD (2005, 9 songs). The song is centered around a strip club and is sung from the perspective of a mobster with a conscience. I originally wrote the song while watching the final season of The Sopranos. Once I came up with the concept for this new album, I knew that Shake For Me Now had to be a part of it. The strip club theme fits perfectly into the lust category. By having a conscience, the lead character is also showing that he is battling the deadly sin pride.

No More Lonely Nights Completed in March 2016 (took 9 months to finish!). I am very proud of how this song has developed and I am positive it will become a huge hit. It features an ultra catchy chorus section and some exceptional lead vocals. This is basically a love song where the main character has done something terrible (like maybe hanging out in the strip clubs as referenced in the previous song, or maybe he is guilty of adultery ... the deadly sin lust, or something much worse) and wants to make things right so that there will be no more lonely nights. It is a very catchy/picturesque song with a touch of a melancholy island vibe. By showing remorse, this song represents the heavenly virtue humility. The person who is being sung to in this song, will have the option of either acting out with the deadly wrath, or the heavenly virtues patience & kindness. There is also a good chance that the heavenly virtue chastity will come into play. Speaking of patience, this song took nearly 8 months to complete. It is one of the best vocals that I have ever recorded.

 Best Days Of Your Life - Completed in April 2016. This song originally appeared on my Crazy Like A Fox CD (2010/11, 13 songs). It is a very catchy Retro Rockabilly/Punk Rocker that features some kick ass lyrics and unforgettable lead guitar. The chorus section for this song is one of the catchiest that I have ever written! It is a very fun and upbeat song from stat to finish. The tune will take you back in time to the good old days of jukeboxes, vinyl 45's, muscle cars, dime bags, fuzzy dice and switchblade knives. Who knows? Maybe that really was the best days of your life. I am surely acting on the heavenly virtue of kindness, by deciding to dust off this hidden gem and share it with everyone.This song also has modern day relevance because it references marijuana (dime bag) as being used as medicine. I suppose there are many out there who would consider this shameful act to be a sin and they may even act out with the deadly sin wrath. 

Snake Oil Completed in October 2016. This song will fit perfectly under the category of the deadly sin greed. It centers around a person playing the role of a prophet who is promising to help/save people, but his only true ambition is making moneyThis is a very relevant topic for modern times and a perfect platform to portray the never ending battle between good and evil. The term snake oil salesman refers to a person (charlatan/shyster) who is knowingly selling a fraudulent product. In the old days, the term referred to the traveling medicine shows where miracle cures/elixirs where peddled in grand celebratory fashions. In modern times, the term is most often used to describe the pharmaceutical industry. This song features an amazing saxophone track by Butch Thomas (Sting, Lenny Kravitz). Butch is also featured in 2 songs on my The Hollywood Blacklist Cd. 

 Everything - Completed in April 2016. This song originally appeared on my demo release Songs from The Gallery (2001, 9 songs). This song centers around the deadly sin of greed. It is a semi-simple tune, but very effective! It will probably be one of the signature songs on the album because it references a mask in the chorus section (The Fools Mask). This is one of the most theatrical songs on the album. Besides singing the song, I am also using my lower register voice to play the role of the devil! How many songs can make that claim to fame? Here are the lyrics in the chorus section ... "Give me a mask and a pot of gold. I'll give you my conscience and my soul. Give me a shelter, with the whole world at my feet. And I'll give you everything". This is where the devil voice comes in and says "I want Everything". Choose your path wisely, there are consequences for your decisions!!

The Freaks Waltz - Completed in May 2016. This song originally appeared as track #7 on my Folklore & Superstitions CD (2013, 15 songs). I had originally planned on doing a remake of Guilty, but this song is a much better choice. The album needed another instrumental to breaks things up and this one is perfect! It has a bit of Godfather-ish main groove and plenty of mischievous twists and turns along the way to keep you well entertained. The song is a bit creepy at times and may even be best described as a strange and twisted nightmare. As far as where this songs fits into the concept of the album .... that's for you to decide!

If Only For A While - Completed in October 2016. This is a very unique song idea that is inspired by 2 true life experiences that I encountered. One situation was honest and respectful but grew out of the most unlikely of circumstances, the other was a friendship that turned into something ugly and vindictive. Both created kind of a unique heaven and hell scenario, which fits perfectly with the theme of this album. The song is about sharing a brief innocent and loving moment with someone, but knowing that real life circumstances make the chance of it growing into anything else very unlikely. The theme of the song centers around honesty, maturity and being able to respect a friendship first. Everything doesn't always have to be 'all or nothing' right away. Patience truly is a virtue when it comes to relationships. In some cases, love is just a moment .... If Only For A While. In other cases, it could mean so much more. This song is also represented by the heavenly virtues of humility and kindness. On the other side, there is also the potential that the deadly sin of wrath may come into play.

One Crazy Night - Completed in April 2017. This is another song that is somewhat based on a real life experience. Meeting somewhat under circumstances where both people are in their mess and at their worst (darkness, deadly sin of lust), but it ultimately leads to them getting to know each other at their best (light). The song is sung in a melancholy manner, which represents humility and centers around the hope that they will meet again some day. This is where the heavenly virtue of patience comes into play. 

Shady Deal - Completed in October 2016. This song is a perfect example of the deadly sin lust. It originally appeared on The Hollywood Blacklist Cd and it features an unbelievable lead guitar track by Dennis Stadelman. The song is technically about falling for the charms of a person with a questionable reputation (a black widow, prostitute, etc). I thought it was a clever move to put this song after One Crazy Night. In a matter of speaking, maybe all the patience and waiting led the character to slip back into the darkness and the deadly sin of lust. I like the back and forth, battle of conscience vibe. It fits in perfectly with albums theme. 

Alone With You - Completed in December 2016. I wanted to end the album on a positive note and this was the perfect way to do it. This song originally appeared on The Hollywood Blacklist Cd. It is a fun and catchy love song with a bit of a Buddy Holly groove and mood. It make take a bit of patience and humility, but love prevails. As mentioned in the inner album sleeve 'Never lose faith in love and miracles'.

The Damage Is Done (Bloodline) - Completed in January 2017. Around Thanksgiving 2016 I had something amazing happen to me. I was accepted to do a background acting role on the Netflix series Bloodline!! Needless to say, I am a HUGE fan of this series. I will be in the background of 6 scenes in episode 4, appearing as one of Kevin Rayburn's boat yard employees (I may also be appearing in more episodes in the future). My experiences with the show led me to come up with a new song titled The Damage Is Done. This series goes along perfectly with the concept of my new CD. Murder, family secrets, drugs and the battle of conscience. The deadly sin of wrath is very dominant throughout the series.

Picture of me on the set of Bloodline. Working as one of Kevin Rayburn's boat yard employees

CD Sampler Video for The Fools Mask