Codex Tempore

by Tobias Weber & Bill Ray

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Trapped in illusion Seen it all before Covered by smokescreen Confused but wanting more He don’t really know What he’s got Blinded by generations The wealth his pot God only knows What she see’s in him Victim to passion Allows the deepest sin Be brave and ignore The comfort of the known Take a chance and break free Explore what you’ve not been shown Growth comes in strange ways Growth comes like a shade that’s been raised Growth comes from behind Growth comes Where most of us are blind Pinned in by fury To blind to see The movement he’s making To keep you from being free One foot in front of the other Gets you to that door Come on and turn that handle And you’ll be a prisoner no more Feels good to see again Feels good to be you again You’re stronger than you know You’re not a victim anymore So much time has passed Just take it slow You’ll soon feel like you again and then before you know You’re growing
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When I learned the road I’m on is a rodent’s wheel all along You’re the change I want to make How the ship gets run aground How the lost become the found You’re the change I want to make Searching for the exit to the maze Is the light in your Holy Face In the peace of a winter’s night Crackling fire of divine light You’re the change I want to make Bow me down in a manger bare A Prince of purpose awaits me there You’re the change I want to make Searching for the exit to the maze Is the light in your Holy Face Bow me down in a manger bare A Prince of purpose awaits me there You’re the change I want to make
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Moses spoke with God upon the mountain Buddha found him underneath a tree Jesus walked with father in the desert Fortune is the modern God almighty Blessed are the greedy Angry with the needy Got to navigate the camel through the eye Some may call it cheating It’s just Darwin-like competing The dividends in hell pay awfully high Krishna’s path began with liquid light Bahá’u’lláh sought world unity On Mt. Hira Allah visited Muhammad Now God is gambling down on snake-eyes Wall Street All Great Spirit creates Is money simply waiting to be made Took Him less than seven days, She can do it all again We’ll put the pieces off together down on Wall Street Refrain The dividends in Hell pay awfully high The dividends in hell Blessed are the greedy See you all in hell.
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Well the Juke Joint’s rockin’ on a Saturday night The blues band’s playin’ all the tunes just right Guys and gals dancin’ in the summer heat While the guitar’s screamin’ over Big Bill’s beat There’s only one way to make this party come here And that’s - free music, free beer Just hop up on the table, and sing along The band is up and they’re playing your song They’re singing to you, you know that song you wrote Funny how they know it now, note for note There’s only one tune they all come here to hear And that’s - free music, free beer I hope you don’t think you got nothing to say Let the romance take you all where it may In the sweltering heat, we’re gonna dance all night We’re a ways from sunrise, yeah, pitch it right There’s only one song that the neighbors gonna hear And that’s - free music, free beer
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We’re in a race for the human race We’re in a race for the human race To save our planet that we can’t replace No other earth is there in outer space Give mom a break for goodness sake I’m gonna give much more than I take I’m not defined by what I buy But what’s inside my heart and my mind I’m not defined by what I can buy But what’s inside my big heart and mind Not much we need, say goodbye greed Life is in great peril and it’s time to take heed Nurture all the flowers with the birds and the bees Trees upon the land and the fish in the sea No need for all those goods in plastic packaging The earth is sorta blue ‘cause she wants to be green That SUV sucks up too much energy Imagine travel that’s petroleum free Water that’s clean, and air that we can all breathe With solar panels on our roofs and our streets No offshore oil No ocean spoil The future of our world is up to you and to me The keepers of the flowers and the birds and the bees Trees upon the mountain and the fish in the sea Meaningless consumption just pollutes everything The earth is so blue ‘cause she wants to be green The problem’s staring us bright eyed in the face Who can stay blind to all the life we erase Let’s work together to leave less of a trace We’re all just visitors in this mortal space The earth will thrive We’ll stay alive If we connect with nature and our love deep inside We’re in a race for the human race I want to give so much more than I take
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A life that’s not worth living is the one without regret— at least, that’s what they tell me, though I haven’t reckoned yet how I’ll ever quite forgive myself for sitting out the dance: [‘cause] I never stopped to love you when first I had the chance. I told you I was taken, that another owned my heart, and I built a wall between us to be sure we’d grow apart. With my loyalty and passion I could never reconcile, that you’d never asked to own me, just to love me for a while. Now certain things are meant for us—at least I tell myself— and those that aren’t, I set aside, or leave them on the shelf. And I truly hope you’re happy with the way you’ve come to be and that you’d smile if ever you should chance to think of me. Sometimes at night I wonder if I’ll hear your voice again. But this world I’ve built revolves around the choices where and when I’ve stumbled, so I miss you, and our never-was romance. I’ll be loving you forever though I never took the chance. Life’s often off the menu, an all or nothing bet. If you never risk the limit you’ll never know what you might get. So I’ll never quite forgive myself for sitting out the dance: I should have bet my life and loved you while I only had the chance.
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If I could wish these chains away I’d love you every night and day from close nearby. You needn’t fear I’d ever go away, my dear. But you’ve been gone these many years. I’ve cried a hundred thousand tears, and now I write a line or two each time I stop to think of you a thousand (thousand) songs away. They say when love is true, it’s blind; I’d like to think it’s so. But since you’ve left me far behind I’m really not so sure, you know. Some day while walking down the street I’ll wonder, should we chance to meet, what you might do as I walk by: will you look up to meet my eye? Or by some far exotic shore were I to knock upon your door would you invite me in for tea or leave me stranded helplessly a thousand (thousand) songs away? A simple love affair, I’ve heard, is common as a dime. My love for you’s a rarer bird: not quite extinct, just hard to find…. If I could wish my chains away I’d love you every night and day from close nearby. You needn’t fear I’d ever go away, my dear, a thousand (thousand) songs away.
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Throw on your boardies and grab your board Shortboard, longboard, fishboard, fun The waves are cranking, it’s time to charge Let the gnarly waves run their course Hanging loose on the party wave Let’s hang ten, don’t look the other way Hanging loose on the party wave Most hang ten, he’s hanging ELEVEN! Don’t be clucked by the clean-up set, The overhead, pumping surf Getting worked is part of the fun Wipeouts, donuts, mullering Hanging loose on the party wave Let’s hang ten, don’t look the other way Hanging loose on the party wave Most hang ten, he’s hanging ELEVEN! He’s freaking out the Benny’s The frubes are all confused The boogies have a garbage view! He scared off all the Benny’s The Barney’s gonna spew Boogieboarders have a chowder view! Anyone got some extra gear? Boardshorts, cargoes, full wet suits? Maybe even a single sock? Anything to cover up that junk! Hanging loose on the party wave Let’s hang ten, don’t look the other way Hanging loose on the party wave Most hang ten, he’s hanging ELEVEN! Hanging ELEVEN! Akaw! She’s hanging TWELVE?
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Codex Tempore Is Why Creative Commons Music Rocks

In collaboration with ccMixter, Tobias Weber and Bill Ray's organic groove-based remix album exemplifies the growth of CC music culture.

When was the last time you jammed with a Grammy award winning drummer? When was the last time you received a fully mixed track of your music, your drum solos, your vocals, without having to hire a producer or pay for a mastering session? Never? If you’re a ccMixter Remix Artist, this type of free form, open culture sharing happens everyday. Codex Tempore, the debut release from artists Tobias Weber and Bill Ray, takes this sharing culture to the next level, setting the standard for remix genres that range from progressive jazz to gritty blues funk. If you thought free music was for amateurs, think again. Tobias and Bill are in the house.

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released February 23, 2018

Produced by: Tobias Weber & Bill Ray
Mastered by: Tobias Weber
Copyright: Tobias Weber, Bill Ray, Various ccMixter Artists
Publishing: ArtisTech Media
CC BY-NC

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