Soul Pandemic (2020)

by Jacob Acosta

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1.
Come gather 'round people Wherever you are And admit that your fear, has escaped from its jar And accept that real soon You'll seek hope from the stars ‘Cause to your time, to you, is worth saving Oh my brothers and sisters, we’re all counting on you For the times they are a-changin Come writers and critics The fake and the true Can you tell us a story, that’s finally good news And if you don’t speak up Will the emptiness prove That we all were fools, just complaining Will loser now still be later to win For the times they are a-changin' Come senators, and congressmen Please heed the call Don't you stand in the doorway While we take the fall For those who despair Need you now most of all There's a battle inside of us ragin’ While it’s shaking your spine And just rattles your mind Oh the times they are a-changin' Come mothers and fathers Throughout this land Don’t you worry, but fight for, what you still understand For your sons and your daughters On you, they depend So your wisdom, you can’t be restraining If you can't lend a hand, then find someone who can For the times they are a-changin' Don’t let just the leaders, be the line in the sand For the sick and the dying, need somewhere to stand If you don’t fight for love and life on this earth Well the order’ll keep rapidly fadin' And it won’t matter then who’s first or who’s last For the times they are a-changin'
2.
Sunshine kisses, take me home The roads are bare, chills to the bone We’re not alone Moonbeam singers, tap your feet Across the alleyways and streets Blame is beating out defeat Oh no Too late for last call, don’t you see Nobody’s looking for, you in the breeze It still begins, without an ending Pretty baby, hold me close Father, son, and holy ghost I’ll pray to anyone who hears Sees my tears, my tears Shirts and ties, for silly boys Dress up the girls, and give ‘em toys But they will grow, and change their minds So stay by their side Too late for last call, don’t you see Who are you looking for, in the breeze Who do you love, are you pretending? Snow on the mountains, make me warm Water flow into my arms Honey drop into my heart Into my heart But now, I must say, what I mean Nobody loves you more, no one I’ve seen And I will stand, with you, you must believe Cause it’s not too late, for a dream And that might sound crazy, but by God I believe We’re not alone, can’t you see what I see, Baby
3.
Well they’re telling me now, I gotta stay inside I hope I don’t freak out, freaking lose my mind Where’s the good news, somebody, show me a sign I didn’t think, my couch, would be my 9 to 5 Well they say, stay away from bars and stadiums Schools out for summer, good luck, with your craniums, hey Take a look, it’s a brand new show We got a stand-up comedian, in the white house so… Pandemic pandemonium, no ticket to ride You got plenty of room, just got to sanitize Gonna get pretty messy ‘for it’s said and done Don’t worry America, still number one Pandemic pandemonium, just take a seat Six feet over there, or six feet underneath You can’t change the channel, 'cause it’s all the same thing From sea to shining sea Well they’re telling me now, here comes a check Spend it all, ‘Cause you got to help the 1 % Service people, just deliver, you’ll be ok And if you have no income, well you better pray Think I might have a cough, cold or flu Well you’re not dying yet, so back home for you Coronials coming, a new baby boom Let’s all thank the good lord for Zoom Got a hall of mirrors where you can meditate There’s a YouTube playground, always open late Oh powder me up some fake news funnel cake, yessir I see an art car coming, if you’d like, try to escape… Pandemic pandemonium, one more time If you want to find some toilet paper get in line It’s gonna get pretty messy ‘for it’s said and done Don’t worry America, still number one Pandemic pandemonium, yeah here we go And where the wheel stops, well nobody knows You can’t change the channel, ‘cause it’s all the same thing From sea to shining sea No you can’t change the dial, ‘cause it’s all the same thing From sea-to-shining-sea
4.
So sick and tired Of staying inside I want to be free, free, free Like a bird in the sky But I know, I got to be responsible Deep down dark thoughts I won’t let you win I want to sing, out, out, out Break the cycle I’m in, so why not put on my favorite song Take it, for a spin When this all over I wanna do all Want to do all those things that I so dearly love, yeah So it turns out, that I’m learning much more About myself, and what I adore It’s the not the same everywhere Some people are really scared, and my heart goes out to them But just remember If it’s, together, we can weather the storm We don’t need some leader, if we know who we are And I’m going to fight Fight, with all of my might To overcome When this all over I wanna do all Want to do all those things that I so dearly love When this is all over I’m gonna be strong I won’t wait too long, to live the life, I really want What’s stopping us now, won’t last forever Consider this pause, a new endeavor You fall down, get back up, you know this, you got this When this all over I wanna do all Want to do all those things that I so dearly love When this is all over I’m gonna be strong I won’t wait too long, to live the life, I really want
5.
I know a guy, always has a joke He's a pretty nice fellow, not afraid to poke Around inside the heads, of the crazy folks That live all over this world He could write a song, if he gets to drinking Got a loving wife, and three children But he’s gone to Mars, or maybe to heaven And that's the way that the world goes round That's the way that the world goes round. You're up one day and the next you're down. It's a half an inch of water and you think you're gonna drown That's the way that the world goes round He’s a musical legend, see he always was Cancer tried to take him, but he lived right on He never stopped writing, just a bruised up orange Sweet and sometimes tart Loved to tell a story, just have to ask Had many a dinner, while the sunrise laughed Had a gift for being kind, while being crass That's the way that the world goes round That's the way that the world goes round. You're up one day and the next you're down. It's a half an inch of water and you think you're gonna drown. That's the way that the world goes round That’s the way, ol’ John might say You never quite know, it’s day by day Just keep the marble rolling, and you’ll be okay That’s the way that the world goes round That’s the way that the world goes round
6.
I bought me a new peace of mind A thousand dollars, are you feeling fine, oh yeah, oh yeah 20 million for a New York Strip Jacksonville beach bunnies hit, me one more time, oh one more time I'm not afraid of your 45 No they'll never take me alive, No, no, no, no Well now here comes a million more I hit snooze while they're knocking at my door, my door Let's not go outside today Let's just kiss, and melt away Let our lips explore, yeah c'mon, what are we fighting for Let's not go outside today Let's jump off, the world yeah I want escape with you I know I don't say this enough You're so beautiful, you stack it up, oh yeah, my baby Goddess won't you take my hand There's no way we'll ever understand, it all, no, no About time that we stopped the tape Yea the only thing that we got's today I'll go slow and appreciate Every single inch, of your energy Let's not go outside today Let's just kiss, and melt away Let our lips explore, Yeah c'mon, what are we fighting for Let's not go outside today Let's jump off, the world yeah I want escape, with you Let's not go outside today Let's just kiss and melt away C’mon what are we fighting for Let’s not go outside today Let's jump off the world, I want to escape, with you
7.
No telling where you can float When your mind creates pillows of hope Far off I hear fireworks Glows from the living room, lights like a church Hard to believe, how your thoughts Are now racing inside Open the back door And skip with your fears deep inside Perfectly spinning around Why the world’s feeling dizzy You’re high off the ground Stopping to see all the colors that bleed Together in harmony If you look down, you might drown In your own disbelief If you feel sick, close your eyes You might find some relief Here comes the train of pain and happiness Kaleidoscopes for children, here at the edge Can’t you feel the universe I’ll race you, if you get there first Jump in Red and the blue, the one and twos Are marching to the beat Swim inside the tidal waves of victory and defeat I am just a traveler And wonder if I’ve come to the right place Landscape here’s familiar, still I’m Questioning what I see with my face Lost in space Ba-ba-ba-ba, da-da-da, Ba Ba da-da-da-dah Ba-ba-ba-ba, da-da-da, Ba Ba da-da-da-dah No telling where you can go When your mind is not caged By the man with the gold No one can stop what you think Ride through trees Find the water and drink No telling who you might love Open your heart, hey that’s enough No one can be where you are All this experience makes you the star We’re lost in space Lost in space (Lost in)
8.
Smile Again 04:26
Hi yi-yi, yeh, Hi, yi-yi-yi-yeh Hi, yi-yi, yi-yi, yeh Hi yi, yi-yi, yi, yi-yi-yi-yeh Hi, yi-yi, yi-yi, yeh Where is the rain is it coming today I don’t know, I don’t know Need some water come and wash it away Let it flow, let it flow Been running, running, yeah running around Slow it down, slow it down I want to take, my smile, mile by mile Spread it round, Spread it round But I’ll wait, someday To smile again But I’ll wait, someday To smile again But I’ll wait, someday To smile again Hi yi yeh, yi, ya yeh-eh I miss the sound of, gath’ring around Where it go, where it go I need somebody, hey, to remind me Oh my soul, oh my soul Been flying, flying, more living than dying Well I hope, Yeah I hope Been crying, crying, yeah where are those arms Hold me close, hold me close But I’ll wait, someday To smile again But I’ll wait, someday To smile again But I’ll wait, someday To smile again Hi yi yeh, yi, ya yeh-eh I hear the birds, yeah they sing and they play It’s alright, It’s alright See the moon, hear the crash of the waves Day and night, day and night Feel your kisses, the glow in your eyes I’m alive, I’m alive Love is still breathing, love finds a way Yeah keep tryin’, yeah keep tryin So I must, not wait To smile again So I must, not wait To smile again So I must, not wait To smile again Hi yi yeh, yi, ya yeh-eh So I must, not wait To smile again So I must, not wait To smile again So I must, not wait To smile again Hi yi yeh, yi, ya yeh-eh Where is the rain is it coming today I don’t know, I don’t know Love is still breathing, love finds a way Oh my soul, oh my soul
9.
How far we’ve come And where we’re going Sometimes, it’s hard to say What we’re learning And what we’re showing Could be the only way I know I, need my brothers I know I, need my sisters too I know I, want another Want another chance to, dance with you With you… So I guess we’ll see, what we’ll be Will this be some catastrophe Well I, I, I don’t know I know I, need my baby I know I, need the sunshine too I know I, want another Want another chance, to run around, with you With you… with you… with you… Yeah it might be a big mistake We all must do things our own way We must stay strong, carry on I want another chance to sing a song with you With you… Open it up, shut it down Can we still keep the love around? Another chance A soul pandemic Will we rise, will we win it Let it go, let it be No I won’t, let fear, get a hold of me Here it comes, Here we go A soul pandemic What will we show

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SOUL PANDEMIC Album

There is no question that the Coronavirus pandemic has gripped the eyes of the world, and has caused mass hysteria along with economic and political battles among the human race. People are worried about loved ones who are susceptible to the disease, who have chronic health conditions, or are immunocompromised. My heart and mind is shocked at the death toll, the response of closures of schools, large gatherings of any kind, and the inevitable crash of the global economy. This historic time of isolation worldwide will be a retreat of fear and uncertainty for some, but I also hope that it will also be a time of inward growth and collective generosity of the human spirit. Personally, I've had to postpone my wedding to the person I love more than anyone else in this world, and had to witness her working non-stop until her U of A people were flown back to the United States while the borders of countries closed worldwide. This is bigger than all of us. As an artist my expression and processing comes through my music. I have felt largely inspired by information outlets, people's voices across the globe, and my community in Arizona to persevere and share my art in a time where I feel it is going to have a wider relevance than any project ever has before. In the following weeks, I will release a single song each week of this quarantine in real time as these events unfold. This is 'Soul Pandemic'. #soulpandemic #jacobacostamusic #coronavirus #covid19

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released March 18, 2020

Christine Schirmer: trumpet on track 2

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Jacob Acosta Tucson, Arizona

Jacob Acosta is an international performing artist based in Tucson, Arizona. He has released 14 records in the genres of blues rock, indie-shoegaze, pop, deep house, progressive house, americana and folk since 2008 by his own namesake along with the groups Mason, Burning West, HYTS, Roll Acosta, and Race You There. ... more

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