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The Reluctant Pilgrim, Part I

by Trance Blackman

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aka, the "Green" album in this trilogy...balance, growth, life, change, transformation, heart, self-respect.

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releases April 1, 2016

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Trance Blackman British Columbia

trance blackman is a multi-faceted singer, songwriter and producer. he also enjoys photography, and working in film/video/tv production.

speaking his mind through his music and lyrics, trance’s primary focus is in a humanist/spiritual domain, blending elements of philosophy, politics, self-realization and awareness. trance writes from conscious observation, personal experience, and introspection.
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Track Name: What You Don't Want Me To Say
"what you don't want me to say"
by trance blackman

thoughts come in hidden measures
i haven't figured out their ways

the universal signal
is awaiting me

vibrations echo stronger
am i controlling this?

there has to be another
sees it all this way...

it's all connected...is that
what you don't want me to say? no way!
it's well beyond religion...is that
what you don't want me to say? no way!

whether you want to
you'll never have to
believe...me

it's all been breaking down now
there's a movement underway

the universal construct
is awaiting me

once strange now front and centre
you can't deny this all away

there's got to be another
sees it all this way...

it's all connected...is that
what you don't want me to say? no way!
it's well beyond religion...is that
what you don't want me to say? no way!
you know we're not alone here...is that
what you don't want me to say? no way!
it's time to smash illusions...is that
what you don't want me to say?

na na na na na na na
na na na na na na na na na... (2x)

(c)2012 nothing so right music
Track Name: Elevate
elevate
by trance blackman

putting the blame on a brother
for shadows you bring of your own
a slap in the face of your mother
your chances of peace are unknown

BRIDGE
learning to step back
releasing the chains
unleashing the monster
that's so well engrained

CHORUS
don't you feel so victorious
uproarious!
it's glorious
the moment when we elevate
don't you feel so notorious
mysterious
it's glorious
the moment when we elevate

facing the pain to awaken
from ancient and broken beliefs
a crack in the mould has you shaken
can't swallow a pill for relief

BRIDGE
CHORUS
SOLO
CHORUS

don't you feel so laborious
ignoring us
it's glorious
the moment when we elevate
elevate...
elevate...

(c)2011 nothing so right music
Track Name: Legacy
"Legacy"
by trance blackman

ooooh
what will be your legacy?
what will be your legacy?

you won them over
the words were free
the wool pulled over
i say
what will be your legacy?
what will be your legacy?

you work beside her
the days a breeze
the heart's a storyteller
i say
what will be your legacy?
what will be your legacy?

ooooh hey
ooooh hey

you start to see it
the picture clears
the ground reveals it
i say
what will be your legacy?
what will be your legacy?

you start to feel love
the walls were fake
the heart's a storyteller
i say
what will be your legacy?
what will be your legacy?

ooooh hey
ooooh hey
ooooh hey
ooooh hey

(C)2014 nothing so right music
Track Name: The Hidden Power
the hidden power
by trance blackman

nervous system
cataclysm
overthrown
and undergrown

densities and
fallacies and
changing
personalities

BRIDGE
wring your wrist
you'll get the gist
of merging
and emerging
verging and
submerging
revealing, unappealing, incapacities

CHORUS
it's the waking hour
it's bleeding through the veil
the hidden power
goes up the sliding scale
it's the midday flower
enveloping the sun
the hidden power
the hidden power
the hidden power

eulogies for
old beliefs are
dominating
replicating

use deception
contraception
stopping lies
before inception

BRIDGE
CHORUS

(c)2012 nothing so right music
Track Name: The Divine Arsonist (Burn It Down)
"burn it down (the divine arsonist)"
by trance blackman
07/2012

as the flame dances in my eyes
in the reflection is a power that i realize
it's been haunting me

in the pain so familiar and old
in the deception is a story that's starting to fold
it's been daunting me

CHORUS
i'm gonna burn it down
if i can't turn it around
i've got to see it through
if it's the last thing i do, ooh...
i'm gonna burn it down
i'll burn it right to the ground
and from the ashes within
i'm purified and alive
with the deepest of truth to begin...

repeat...

CHORUS
INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
CHORUS

(C)2012 nothing so right music
Track Name: Carry On Son
"Carry On Son"
by trance blackman

she wore her hair
down on her shoulders
carry on son carry on son

i'd never seen her
in that way
carry on son carry on son

she wore her hair
down on her shoulders
carry on son carry on son

the moment sees me
chasing courage
strength and
something louder...

she had a turtle
tattooed on her
carry on son carry on son

i didn't know what
it could mean
carry on son carry on son

she had a turtle
tattooed on her
carry on son carry on son

the moment sees me
chasing courage
strength and
something louder...

on and on to find the song
on and on we do it wrong
on and on to find the song
on and on and on...

she wore here hair
down on her shoulders
carry on son carry on son
i took a chance and said 'hello'

(C)2013 nothing so right music

The turtle totem wisdom teaches us about walking our path in peace and sticking to it with determination and serenity. Slow moving on earth, yet also incredibly fast and agile in water, those who have the turtle as totem or spirit animal may be encouraged to take a break in their busy lives and look around or within themselves for more grounded, long-lasting solutions. Traditionally, the turtle is symbolic of the way of peace, whether itís inviting us to cultivate peace of mind or a peaceful relationship with our environment.
Track Name: Trip And Fall
"trip and fall"
by trance blackman

the billions echo strong
the journey goes life long
aspiring to change
but is it out of range?

the noise is in your face
it's always in your space
their business interests
attack you in the chest

CHORUS
picture something beautiful
imagine something wonderful
if we should trip and fall today
we're gonna get there anyway
embracing all that's magical
remembering we're powerful
if we should trip and fall today
we're gonna dance the night away

they say we're near the end
your will to break or bend
the story's getting old
but now you're feeling bold

they want to make you fight
to force you left or right
dramatic irony
it's when you learn to see

CHORUS


(C)2012 nothing so right music
Track Name: Bring it All Back (The Ones)
"bring it all back (the ones)"
by trance blackman

/intro vamp

the ones, the ones
the ones, the ones

you've got to be authentic
not only what you see
you've got to be authentic
to be real for me

you've got to be courageous
not only once a week
you've got to be courageous
to be real for me

/chorus
bring it all back
bring it all together
when sequences align, see
the world is all the better
bring it all back
bring it all together
you and me are gonna be
the ones
to get it done

the ones, the ones

you've got to be creative
not only what you see
you've got to be creative
to be real for me

you've got to be audacious
not only once a week
you've got to be audacious
to be real for me

/chorus 2x
/break
/chorus extro


(c)2013 nothing so right music
Track Name: When You Call
"When You Call"
by Trance Blackman

...and when you call out my name
i will respond to you
...and when you stand beside me
i will embrace all that you are

CHORUS
if you will be with me tonight
...when we're dancing in the moonlight
yes you will be with me all night
...making love under the stars

...and when you reach out for me
i will belong to you
...and when you stand beside me
i will embrace all that you are

CHORUS (2x)
INSTRUMENTAL

...and when you call out my name
...and when you call out my name
...and when you call out my name
...and when you call out my name


(c)2011 nothing so right music
Track Name: Starlight
"starlight"
by trance blackman

a start, a place
a story to unfold

a warm embrace
unraveling the cold

the moon, the sun
the starlight in her eyes

i've come undone
can hardly recognize

who i am
who i can be

aligned in time
one story in two parts

unchained, sublime
untangling my heart

the moon, the sun
the starlight in her eyes

i've come undone
can hardly recognize

who i am
who i can be
who i am
who i can be


(c)2012 nothing so right music
Track Name: With A Good Imagination
"with a good imagination"
by trance blackman
07/2012

with a good imagination
in the spirit of the sound
with a good imagination
you'll be floating off the ground
Track Name: Legacy (Acoustic Mix)
"Legacy"
by trance blackman

ooooh
what will be your legacy?
what will be your legacy?

you won them over
the words were free
the wool pulled over
i say
what will be your legacy?
what will be your legacy?

you work beside her
the days a breeze
the heart's a storyteller
i say
what will be your legacy?
what will be your legacy?

ooooh hey
ooooh hey

you start to see it
the picture clears
the ground reveals it
i say
what will be your legacy?
what will be your legacy?

you start to feel love
the walls were fake
the heart's a storyteller
i say
what will be your legacy?
what will be your legacy?

ooooh hey
ooooh hey
ooooh hey
ooooh hey

(C)2014 nothing so right music
Track Name: The Hidden Power (Acoustic Mix)
the hidden power
by trance blackman

nervous system
cataclysm
overthrown
and undergrown

densities and
fallacies and
changing
personalities

BRIDGE
wring your wrist
you'll get the gist
of merging
and emerging
verging and
submerging
revealing, unappealing, incapacities

CHORUS
it's the waking hour
it's bleeding through the veil
the hidden power
goes up the sliding scale
it's the midday flower
enveloping the sun
the hidden power
the hidden power
the hidden power

eulogies for
old beliefs are
dominating
replicating

use deception
contraception
stopping lies
before inception

BRIDGE
CHORUS

(c)2012 nothing so right music