Ethereal Gypsy

by Ted West

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released 12 November 2014

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Ted West Los Angeles, California

Ted is based in Los Angeles, CA where he is producing a new album of eclectic arrangements of cover songs and original material.
Ted grew up in Chicago and did his early performance work in theater in New York. His singing resulted from requests to perform in musicals. But he soon used his rock based influences to develop his own musical style.
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Track Name: The Man Who Sold the World
lyrics:

We passed along the stairs, we spoke of was and when
All though I wasn't there, he said I was a friend
Which came as a surprise, I spoke into his eyes
"I thought You died alone a long long time ago"
Oh no, not me, I never lost control
You're face to face with the man who sold the world

I laughed and shook his hand and made my way back home
I passed through form and land, for years and years I roamed
I gazed a gazeless stare at all the millions here
We must have died alone, a long long time ago
Who knows, not me, we never lost control
You're face to face with the man who sold the world
Who know, not me, we never lost control
You're face to face with the man who sold the world
Track Name: The Hunger Games
God said to Abraham 'Kill me a son'
Man said to God 'Why should I stop at just one'
God said 'Do that, soon they'll be none'
Man said 'I know but it's way too much fun,
I'll drop you a line when the killing is done'
He made up a game to give to the young
Called kill them all, and leave only one
It's the Hunger, Hunger, Hunger Games

The wise stay silent while the wicked preach
They poison the fruit of the sweetest peach
Spill all the blood of our young on the beach
We've passed every limit that a man can reach
Where are the elders, and what did they teach?
Can we snatch victory from the jaws of defeat
To win everything what do we have go beat?
On the Hunger, Hunger, Hunger, Games
Hunger, Hunger, Hunger Games

Talk thy talk but know thy name
The should thy fortune the heart thy fame
While your dream is alive you cannot die
Draw your bow, let your arrow fly
Straight to the heart of a new sunrise

Effie's got a way with style and spin
Sells the Hunger Games with a bright white grin
You're out on a ledge, but she pulls you back in
To a world full of hunger that she never goes in
We all know the sinners, but who'll stop their sins?
Will you hear hunger growing beneath the din
Before you're cut into commercials by her sandpaper skin?
On the Hunger, Hunger, Hunger Games
Hunger, Hunger, Hunger Games
Hunger, Hunger, Hunger Games
Hunger, Hunger, Hunger Games

We're always watching; you're all alone
Craving all the comforts of your home sweet home
God is too busy to answer the phone
And your call comes from too far for him to roam
There isn't any coverage in the killing zone
The King is dead; long live the crow
Elvis left a building that was made out of foam
Where little Effie blows on the slide trombone
'Make the Hunger Games your late night home'
It's the Hunger, Hunger, Hunger Games
Hunger, Hunger, Hunger Games

Talk thy talk, but know thy name
The soul thy fortune, the heart thy fame
While your dream is alive you cannot die
Draw you bow, let your arrow fly
Straight to the heart of a new sunrise

God is in the fields dying of heat
We rue the day that we fled from his feet
To leave the garden and live in the street
Jesus gave us plenty of fish to eat
We're still hungry and we want young meet
Who will be chosen for us to reap?
Tune in tonight for a front row seat
Bleed our children on the altar of man's defeat
And feed them alive to our T.V. screens

On the Hunger, Hunger, Hunger Games
Hunger, Hunger, Hunger Games
Track Name: The Rain Will be all that You're Worth
Quite why you cry, when nothing's awry
is a question that I cannot answer
And I can't explain your panic and pain
to you, my dear it's chance
To happier eyes, your lot is a prize
with much that you've wished or attained
And that that you haven't is no elephant
It's life my dear it rains

And if the rain stops, and the wind blows and the sun shines
The mud will recede into earth
And if the wind blows
and the hills and the mud become dunes and sand
Then rain will be all that you're worth

But whatever you do, whatever you do
Don't mention the D word please
It's just not an issue, it's these million other things
It's not the tree that blocks out the light; it's the seeds

And so you compress in your paint and your dress
Your wine and you house and your car
As you choke back the tears with your hopes and your fears
Saying 'Everything's going go be fine'

And if the rain stops and the wind blows, and the sun shines
The mud will recede into earth
And if the wind blows and the
Hills and the mud become dunes and sand
Then rain will be all that you're worth
Then rain will be all that you're worth
Track Name: Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
Summer Kisses, Winter Tears
That was what she gave to me
Never thought I'd travel all alone
The trail of memories

Fire of love, the fire of love
Can burn from afar
Nothing can light the dark of the night
Like a falling star

Happy hours, lonely years
But I guess I can't complain
For I still recall the summer sun
Through all the winter rain

Fire of love, the fire of love
Can burn from afar
Nothing can light the dark of the night
Like a falling star

Summer kisses, Winter Tears
Like a star may fade away
Leaving me to spend my lonely nights
With dreams of yesterday
Leaving me to spend my lonely nights
With dreams of yesterday

Summer kisses, winter tears
Track Name: Madder Than Love (Cupcake Mix)
Open up your door to me
Please don't make me shove
Let's swagger through the shallows
In the springtime of our love
Walk summer's sapphire shores
Beneath the crimson skies above
And fall into the autumn
Like we're falling into love
Warm me all the winter
As if I was your dove
Oh, I'm mad, madder, madly in love

I want to stare into your eyes
Feel your skin like mother's pearl
You send my spirit sailing baby
You give my heart a twirl
But I feel as if I'm drowning
In a deep adrenaline swirl
Don't know if I can take it
Should I find another girl
Who lets me breath a little
Gets me off this tilt-a-whirl
Oh, I'm mad, madly, madder than love

I want to feel the velvet hammer beating of your heart
But its rhythm is so sensual it gives me fits and starts

Both feet were in heaven
But know one of them's in hell
I think I better ditch you baby
I've got to cure your spell
Pick back up the chains I tossed
Into your wishing well
Now I'm going to leave you baby
Back on lonely street I'll dwell
Love's a game for fools
At least we played it well
Oh, I'm mad, madly, madder than love
Mad, madly, madder than love
Track Name: Until the End of the World
Haven't seen you in quite a while
I was down the hold just passing time
Last time we met it was a low-lit room
We were as close together as a bride and groom
Ate the food, drank the wine
Everybody having a good time
Except you
You were talking about the end of the world

I took the money
I spiked your drink
You miss too much these days
If you stop to think
You led me on with those innocent eyes
You know I love the element of surprise
In the garden I was playing the tart
I kissed your lips and broke your heart
You
You were acting like it was the end of the world

In my dreams I was drowning my sorrows
But my sorrows they learned to swim
Surrounding me, going down on me
Spilling over the brim
Wave of regret and waves of joy
I reached out for the one I tried to destroy
You
You said you'd wait until the end of the world
Track Name: I Think it's Going to Rain Today
Broken windows and empty hallways
A pale dead moon in a sky streaked with grey
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today

Scarecrows dressed in the latest styles
With frozen smile to chase love away
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today

Lonely
Lonely

Tin can at my feet
Think I'll kick it down the street
That's the way to treat a friend

Bright before me the signs implore me
Help the needy and show them the way
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it's going to rain today
Track Name: Who Will Take My Dreams Away
I can't give you all my dreams
Or the life I live
You and I know what friendship means
That's all we've got to give

He who takes your dreams away
Takes your soul another day
What can never be lost is gone
They've stolen it away

Please don't stand so close to me
Can you hear my heart?
Take my warmth and lean on me
While we're not apart

Now our mission is complete
And our friends are here
Evil things brought down by the light
Life goes on until the end
Track Name: A Thousand Kisses Deep (Reprise)
(Words and music by Leonard Cohen)

The ponies run
The girls are young
The odds are there to beat
You win a while
And then it's done
Your little winning streak
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat
You live your life as if it's real
A thousand kisses deep

I'm turning tricks
I'm getting fixed
I'm back on boogie street
You lose your grip
And then you slip
Into the masterpiece
And maybe I
had miles to drive
and promises to keep
You ditch it all
To stay alive
A thousand kisses deep

And sometimes when the night is slow
The wretched and the meek
They gather up there hearts and go
A thousand kisses deep

Confined to sex
We pressed against
The limits of the sea
I saw there were
No oceans left
For scavengers like me
I made it to the forward deck
I blessed our remnant fleet
And then consented to be wrecked
A thousand kisses deep

I'm turing tricks
I'm getting fixed
I'm back on boogie street
I guess they won't
Exchange the gifts
That you were meant to keep
And quiet is the thought of you
The file on you complete
Except what we forgot to do
A thousand kisses deep

And sometimes when the night is slow
The wretched and the meek
We gather up our hearts and go
A thousand kisses deep

The ponies run
The girls are young
The odds are there to beat
You win a while
And then it's done
Your little winning streak
And summoned now to deal
With your invincible defeat
You live your life as if it's real
A thousand kisses deep