Dreams Are a Joke of the Unconscious Mind

by Sunil K Chopra

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recorded (and mostly written) in February 2016 to satisfy the RPM Challenge. rpmchallenge.com

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released March 1, 2016

Sunil K Chopra - vocals, music, arrangements, production
Michael Neuhaus - drums (except for Lippity Lippity)
Linus Chopra - some tambourine

Artwork: Sunil K Chopra with photograph "star in my condo" (www.flickr.com/photos/jenniferboyer/2110095567) by Jennifer Boyer (www.flickr.com/photos/jenniferboyer) licensed under CC BY 2.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

Thanks to:
Rajeev Chopra
Liz, Linus, and Clio

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Track Name: Born to Ride the Rocketships
G C Am G

I was born to ride the rocketships to Jupiter, Saturn, and beyond.
I was born to ride the rocketships to Luna, Mercury, and Mars.

E Am E Am E Am Dm Dm7

When I first arrived at Venus, the clouds helped bake away my bones. And I found my love lost again, so I went home.

I was born to ride the rocketships to Jupiter, Saturn, and beyond.
I was born to ride the rocketships to Luna, Mercury, and Mars.

When my craft set down on Deimos, my trembling heart was insincere. But then my eyes set out for Phobos, and I knew I'd be along to the Realm of Fear.

I swore to search beneath the icy moons. On Enceladus I began. I plumbed the depths of dear Europa, my friend. And Ganymede just turned and ran.

I was born to ride the rocketships to Jupiter, Saturn, and beyond.
I was born to ride the rocketships to Luna, Mercury, and Mars.
Track Name: June 5, 1989 (Center Frame)
G G C G

Tumult. The square is at rest, and the Heavenly Peace Gate is full of humans.

Silence. Type 59 and Tank Man collide as a standoff happens.

F C F C

The interloper's on the left. He's holding like a mountain side. The column from the distance rolls on through the center frame.

The column stretches to the sky. The army split on either side. The interloper holds the column in the center frame.

Follow the death of an agit. Reforms for the people stall as nascent.

The interloper's on the left. He's holding like a mountain side. The column from the distance rolls on through the center frame.

The column stretches to the sky. The army split on either side. The interloper holds the column in the center frame.
Track Name: National Security Letter
G C G C G C G C
D C D C D C D D

I've been thinking about a life that's full of peace. I've been talking, so just send me out to sea. I'll swim. I'll be alright.

I've been encrypting communications for my friends. I've been signing public keys in self-defense. At parties, yeah.

Send me singing up the river for some peace. I'll be swimming, send me out into the sea. Why?

National Security Letter!

gag gag gag gag gag

They can't crack me, RSA 4096, unless they're listening as my emails all decrypt. They'll need more power than they can get from outer space ... and time: more than the age of the whole universe.
Track Name: The Joke
F#

Wear the summer like a suit. Let the water cover you.
My dreams are a joke of my unconscious mind.
Track Name: You Could Be
E Emaj7

You could be on the scene to pull the ship that changes tides.
You could be underneath the blanket of the night.
You might see seven seas fill the space that changes time.
You might be run aground a rocky coast of massive height.

As the world spins around, the pendulum swings on and on.
A revolution will bring the light, but I fear you'll go ethereal.

A A B B
E A E A

I'll be told about it, though, as you go on and I grow old.
Yeah, yeah, rock on then.
You're alright darling.
Dancing on the stones.

Yeah, rock on then.
You'll be alright darling.
Dancing on the stones.

You could be underneath the water in the storm.
You might be everything and finally without form.

I'll be told about it, though, you'll go on as I grow old.
Yeah, yeah, rock on then.
You're alright darling.
Dancing on the stones.

Yeah, don't think about it
You'll be alright darling
Dancing on the stones.
Track Name: Don't Make Me
G# G#7 C# F#

If the polls close
and my heart breaks,
can you help me
do what it takes?

B C#
F# C#

I won't break my heart for you. Don't make me.

Oh tomorrow
and the next day,
I gotta feel like
you care what I say.

I won't break my heart for you. Don't make me.

When the seas rise
and the earth quakes
and the bridges fall
and the roads break,

I won't break my heart for you. Don't make me.
Track Name: Lippity Lippity
C Cmaj7 Am G

I'll hide in the flower pot in the shed
with my eyes closed.
I don't want to be afraid.
But Mr. McGregor's wife will put me in a pie

'cause I'm
Lippity lippity, not very fast.
Lippity lippity, not very fast.

I know I shouldn't have come
to the garden today.
But now I'm here with my thoughts
of running away again.

But I'm
Lippity lippity, not very fast.
Lippity lippity, not very fast.

My shoes are wet again.
I'm dripping water all around.
My heart is low and I wish
I was as small as a mouse.

But I'm
Lippity lippity, not very fast.
Lippity lippity, not very fast.



Benjamin, you're my friend.
Can you help, can you help me?
I ... right now, well I'm a friend in need.
Track Name: What's the Deal (Mr. Trump)?
Em

The leader of the pack of circus dogs
can touch the machine but not the cogs.
The fiercer the howl, the greater the joy.
The louder the bark, the more it's just noise.

C Em C Em

I saw you on the cover of a news magazine.
The truth is that some people will just buy anything.

(The Art of the Deal)
"Man is the most vicious of animals."
"You have to think anyway, so why not think big?"

C G C G

I saw you on the cover of a news magazine.
Yeah, looking like you wanted to control everything in time.

I saw you on the cover of a news magazine.
The truth is that some people will just buy anything in time.

I saw you on the cover of a news magazine.
That's all.

A C#m E D
Track Name: Fall on Your Face
E B
A B A B

Fall on your face into the rug
Up and down, down and up
Fall on your face into the rug
Up and down, down and up

Read the book.
Understand what you want, what you can.
I could explain. There's nothing there,
nothing you would care to hear.

Walk in the sun when you're alone.
I don't know why you're cold.
Hold your head up to the sky.
Stand up straight, be just like human kind.

Fall on your face into the rug
Up and down, down and up
Fall on your face and then get up
Up and down, down and up
Track Name: The Only Ones
C F G

Maybe we're the only ones
who could have this kind of fun.
Lead, follow, get behind.
Maybe we should make our minds

Birds fly, choirs sing
when we do the proper thing.

Churchill said we'd get things done
after we have had our fun.
Poor for the misplaced wealth.
Sick because we're scared of health.

Birds fly, choirs sing
when we do the proper thing.

E B A

Socialism for the rich.
Sign the deed and dig the ditch.
Strength for the worker class,
rugged as their bootstraps.

Birds fly, choirs sing
when we do the proper thing.

Birds fly, choirs sing
when we do the proper thing.