Does It Suit You?

by Dan West

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My latest collection of nick-nacks and curios and the unofficial/official follow up to my 1st solo album 'Hot Corners'. Styles range from 1960's garage rock to 1920's jazz band. There are also moments of Hip Hop and experimental Folk. Enjoy!

"A pop stylist of rare quality, one whose originality and intimate involvement with music guarantees any listener soul-deep satisfaction"
- Jonny Whiteside, LA Times

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released March 25, 2014

Dan West - all instruments
Produced by Dan West
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Victory Way, Burbank California
Cover Art: Azalia Snail
Many thanks to Shaftner and Stewart for their lovely home and spirit.

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Track Name: Does It Suit You?
DOES IT SUIT YOU?

Does it suit you well?
Does it make it right
The more you shout and scream about
the demons that do haunt your night

Does it make you glad?
Taking all we had
Leaving only people who fight
saying you are God’s great light

Who stole your love?
Take it out from above
Took your pain and threw it in your face
and now you’ve lost your grace

You’re on top of the game
While the world stays the same
Lies become the truth no one knows
Truth becomes lies someone throws

Does it make you cry?
Makes you die inside
Knowing that eventually the peasants
will storm your castles

I want you to know
We’re seeing through
Swiping everything I own
Just to have a place to call my own

Hangin’ onto what’s yours
Taking all of what’s mine
Swimming in the dirty water running through
the salt mine

Not even time and a half
And we can barely laugh
Lying on the ground around the
edges of the riff raff

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Track Name: I Was Never Here
I WAS NEVER HERE


Remember me as one who needed help girl
The future never looked good like the past
My pants are tight and so is the night

Baby please don’t make me leave
You have to give so you’ll receive
I never went for obvious
I’m gonna stay delirious

Tell them:

‘I was never here….’

Blew up on the table, lent mirth to your fable about me
You added so much of your own content
Take my advice, don’t let me suffer

Baby please don’t make me grieve
Let go so I can believe
Now I’m going obvious
You’re gonna take me serious

You run my soul right through your sin
Just drop a name and you’ll begin
Take away my oxygen
I’m all about your medicine

Now listen….

‘I was never here….
‘I was not, I was not here!!!!’

Baby please don’t make me leave
You have to give so you’ll receive
I never went for obvious
I’m gonna stay delirious

You run my soul right through your sin
Just drop a name and you’ll begin
Take away my oxygen
I’m all about your medicine

Now I’m runnin’ away, away, away
You got me runnin’ away, away, away
Now I’m runnin’ away, away, away


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Track Name: Distractions
DISTRACTIONS


The more I want to live
The more I try to die
Thoughts keep flowing in
Through the hole inside me

The more I try to win
The more I’m gonna lose
The less I want to see
The devil beside me

Is it the people or the life that I choose
Keeps my head inside the greys and the blues
Unwanted, haunted

World is going by
Haven’t got time to sigh
Whenever I want to cry
I’m closer to the day I die

No matter how far I’ll be
I’m never gonna let you go
From the sun to the deep blue sea
I’m never gonna let you go

The more I see your face
The more I find my space
The more I want to feel
You within me

It’s dying then it grows
Flowers on a dusty road
Summer on a frozen page of winter

Can’t look back at my inside or out
When there’s never any reason to doubt
My self needs help

No matter who I will be
I’m never gonna let you go
High and low self esteem
I’m never gonna let you go

No matter how far you’ll be
I’m never gonna let you go
From the sun to the deep blue sea
I’m never gonna let you go

The more I hang around
The less there is to say
The more I want to lose
All these distractions

Looking back at my inside and out
Now I know there’s no reason to doubt
My self needs help
My self needs help

World is going by
Haven’t got time to sigh
Whenever I want to cry
I’m never gonna let you go

No matter how far I’ll be
I’m never gonna let you go
From the sun to the deep blue sea
I’m never gonna let you go
I’m never gonna let you go
I’m never gonna let you go


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Track Name: Falling Upward
FALLING UPWARD

Grey clouds loom over the daylight
I alone, walk in terribly
Stagger around looking for mercy
Who is the mayor of this haggard town?

I feel safe in an obvious place like this
Where so much negligence resides
No matter where I try
I’m way behind
I won’t unwind

Open container
Cheap entertainer
Fresh on your laptop
Drunk on a stovetop

I fell for you in shallow times
My aching heart perverted
Dinner at you manic table
Feeds the uncomplicated

Fuel for the trailer
Food for the animals
Milk and some protein
Pleasing a magazine

I miss my friends and free the enemy
Who’s losing me again
His frigid eyes and deadly ways
Spectacular, obese

Fuel for the trailer
Food for the animals
Milk and some protein
Pleasing a magazine

Grey clouds loom over the daylight
I alone, walk in terribly
Stagger around looking for mercy
Who is the mayor of this haggard town?

Open container
Cheap entertainer
Fresh on your laptop
Drunk on a stovetop

Fuel for the trailer
Food for the animals
Milk and some protein
Pleasing a magazine


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Track Name: Make Tomorrow A Better Today
MAKE TOMORROW A BETTER TODAY


I may not always be the one who’s laughing last
Think now that all our hatchets are buried in the past
I may not always trust you when you fake a smile
I will enjoy you no matter how smart you think you are

You are a friend
You are my confident
It’s all irrelevant my life’s not the same
without you

Looking for understanding that sometimes isn’t there
Put up a front when I act like I just don’t care
Beating your drum while I play scales on my flute
Chasing around because you tell me what to do

I can’t pretend
You are my sober vice
We have an appetite and I’m not the same
without you

When I want you
I know you’ll want me too
Under each others’ skin
Now I think we will
Make tomorrow a better today,
today
Make tomorrow a better today
(Make tomorrow a better today)
Make tomorrow a better today
(Make tomorrow a better today)
Make tomorrow a better today
(Make tomorrow a better today)


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Track Name: The Valley's Gone
THE VALLEY’S GONE


Over rock and over sand
The general and his command
Came to gain a distant land
Armaments, battalions, field commanders

Days and nights of forward march
Battle lines were torn apart
Stop and sip the waves of brutal sun

Ohhhhhh
Ohhhhhh

Finally at the break of dawn
The battalion stops to gaze upon
The borders of the land they’ve come to own

Inching closer, breathless halting
Generals relentless marching
Something’s wrong as the picture comes to view

Ohhhhhh
The valley’s gone
Ohhhhhh
The valley’s gone

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Track Name: Higher
HIGHER

There are so many people
That you have relied on
Who’s doorstep you’d cry on

There are so many others
Your sisters and brothers
Were your Daddys and Mothers

Now what was left of the ground fell away
You lay down in dust filled disarray
The martyr was no part to play

But you keep getting higher
Tangled up in your wires
The people you had inspired
Who ran with you to desire
Grew old and retired

Pain became so much pleasure
Self loathing is measured
By how one clings to this treasure

Live in a craze of denial
Kill the will for a while
Hide behind a vague child

Now that so little is left of the soul
The rock has run out of your roll
And the shock of what’s left leaves you cold

You keep getting higher
Tangled up in your wires
What used to glitter and gleam
Seems to have lost all its sheen
You wake and there’s no more scene

But you keep getting higher
Tangled up in your wires
The people you had inspired
Who ran with you to desire
Are now old and retired

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Track Name: We're Satisfied
WE’RE SATISFIED

I got real tired and I left the scene
I couldn’t be who I wanted to be
I didn’t know if what I saw was me
I began to believe that there was nothing left to see

I tried it all and it ran me down
The lone survivor in a misery town
An open heart and a person drowned
Pianos falling all around

No more interest
Then I was sun kissed I
Could not exist til
I could give bliss

You came radiant
You were patient and,
In a moment
I’m satisfied
We’re satisfied

The windows opened to the stratosphere
The future’s here and the mind is clear
I’ve never held a person quite as dear
Sincerely I am not the same

The fading image of a man who’s lost
Disappears beneath the fragrant moss
There was no treason and there was no cost
No rain will ever quiet the flame

No more interest
Then I was sun kissed I
Could not exist til
I could give bliss

You came radiant
You were patient and,
In a moment
I’m satisfied
We’re satisfied

The windows opened to the stratosphere
The future’s here and the mind is clear
I’ve never held a person quite as dear
Sincerely I am not the same

The fading image of a man who’s lost
Disappears beneath the fragrant moss
There was no treason and there was no cost
No rain will ever quiet the flame

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Track Name: Krunkle Kanyon
KRUNKLE KANYON

Oh, oh, oh, oh no
I’m in Krunkle Kanyon
The unnatural byproduct of the thermonuclear age

Oh, oh, oh, oh no
I’m in Krunkle Kanyon
Simi’s lyin’ to me and now I’m fillin’ up with rage

He got a mayor and a lawyer and a state representative
Signed off on the land now it’s liquor and a sedative
Mixed with the strontium water

Mission accomplished
Condominium toxic
Real estate agents
With a nuclear fragrance
Now Dewey’s makin’ the hard sell

Oh oh oh oh no
I’m in Krunkle Kanyon
It’s the unatural byproduct of the thermonuclear age

Oh oh oh oh no
I’m in Krunkle Kanyon
Simi’s lyin’ to me and now I’m fillin’ up with rage

Visions of bliss and community
Thought I could settle down with plenty of room to breath
Rustic panoramas, preserved open spaces
Nature, friends, family recreation

Ol man Krunkle on a Chumash reservation
Santa Susanna field lab contamination
Open air testing, radionuclides
Meltdown 1959

Despite reports of heightened radioactivity
The Ventura commission made it part of the city of Simi
Multiple units, city fathers satiated
Deregulated, it should be confiscated

Oh, oh, oh, oh no
I’m in Krunkle Kanyon
The unnatural byproduct of the thermonuclear age

Oh, oh, oh, oh no
I’m in Krunkle Kanyon
Simi’s lyin’ to me and now I’m fillin’ up with rage

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Track Name: She Strikes A Pose
SHE STRIKES A POSE


Happiness goes wherever she strikes a pose
A utility entrancing
Air so fresh that it threatens my nose
Makes me lazy from my head to my toes

Moldy figs tryin’ to wear new wigs
Keeps the operator benevolent
Cleaning it up, try to dig it all out
As the honeymoon turns malevolent

Shifting again wait until before and beyond
the murky oceans rising
Wanting to stay but then the sun and the day and
away he runs out crying

Someone goes where nobody knows
And they become the exception
Tattooed stars in fragrant bars
The conversation is septic

Sullen minds that fell behind
Making nature a unanimous free for all
Savoring scraps, empty the taps
Yeah this product demands a recall

Raging again in an age of a place filled with space
And a wealth of exhausted travelers
Fading to grey then to black don’t make waves getting paid
And laid to rest in obscurity
No security
An eternity
Of impurity

Shifting again wait until before and beyond
the murky oceans rising
Wanting to stay but then the sun and the day and
away he runs out crying

Raging again in an age of a place filled with space
And a wealth of exhausted travelers
Fading to grey then to black don’t make waves getting paid
And laid to rest in obscurity
No security
An eternity
Of impurity

A divinity
A totality
A society
Of anxiety

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Track Name: Digging Into You
Digging Into You

spent so many years trying to find
a way to elevate my stilted mind
kicked the habit of the dirty kind
relishing in glorious wunderkind

you dig this I dig that too
digging into you, so true
digging what makes us do
and undoing what made us blue

And now my eyes no longer blind
Open from a soul no more resigned
Turn off the phone and close the blinds
Ecstatic in our love divine

You dig this I dig that too
Naked in the water that reflects you
Digging everything you want me to do
undoing what made us blue

Words by Dan West & Azalia Snail
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Track Name: Azalia's In Bloom
AZALIA’S IN BLOOM

I’m feeling rather nervous
Like a magnet I am drawn
The sun is setting over downtown
The grass is greener now as we both kiss

Azaleas, ride on the sea
Back and forth gliding you to me
In a rapture, I try to capture
All the love that you send to me

Baby I’m afraid to tell you
How my heart explodes inside
I know I have to take a deep breath
Every time I see your brilliant smile

Naked flower, I want you opened wide
Feel you there when I close my eyes
Merge into you, trouble undo
It’s almost here what a lovely surprise

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Track Name: Never Thought I'd Find
NEVER THOUGHT I’D FIND


Transparent dusk through my window pane
Your laughter dances in wind swept waves
My empty room once spoke of solemn moods
Dust in the corners of an afternoon

And when you leave my heart is delicate
The patterns on your dress were intricate
My solemn mood will return again
Begging day as the night descends

I never thought I’d find
Something so familiar that it haunts time
Riding the crest of your every nuance
Lose myself on the path of your existence

I float above the midnight skies
Ecstatic in the shimmering light
My dreams are all that’s left tonight
A solemn note, a sudden flight

I never thought I’d find
I never thought I’d find
I never thought I’d find
The one who’s now left me behind

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Track Name: Gregorian Byrds
(Instrumental)