The Music in Me

by Joe Green

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Joe’s music is a lifetime in the making, his songs are reflections on the past, present and the future, his love for the North Shore, Surfing, family and friends. They combine the soulful feel of Blues with the up beat sounds of Rock and Roll all with a distinct Hawaiian touch. Get your copy today and hear what everyone is talkingabout - the music in me.

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released October 5, 2011

Joe Green - vocals, backup vocals, ukulele, harmonica, melodica,
whistle, auto harp and mandolin
Otis Schaper - acoustic guitar, eletric tremolo guitar and ukulele
Ian Chames - bass guitar
Rick Smith - slide resonator, electric slide, skank guitar, shaker and mover,
bass guitar on “Dip in the morning”
Lindy - percussions
James Ganeko - drums and percussions

Shigeru Jimbo - ukulele on “This Day is Made for Surfing”, “I Been Meaning To”
and “AsianPersuasion”
Dr Trey Terada - Keyboard on “Mother Ocean”, “Piece of my Skin” and Ukulele on “Blues”
and “The Music in Me”
Jon Hawes - bass on “High on life”, “I Been Meaning To”, “Mother Ocean”
and “Coulda Shoulda Woulda”
Pat Rawson - keyboards on “Love Me Now” and “Don’t Ever Leave Me“
Mark Pearlman - electric guitar on “Coulda Shoulda Woulda” and “Love”
Jon Porlas - percussions on “Dip in the Morning” and “Coulda Shoulda Woulda”
Steve Howe - drums on “Asian Persuasion” and “Don’t Ever Leave Me”
Sean Carroll - Drums on “Coulda Shoulda Woulda”
Steve Ware - Cajon on “Dip in the Morning”
Eric Searcy - Dobro slide guitar on “I Been Meaning To”
Wyndal - New Orleans trombone on “High on Life”
Kumu Keith Awai - Hawaiian Chant and Percussions on “Mother Ocean”

All songs written by Joe Green except “Love Me Now” author unknown
Lyrics on “I Been Meaning To” and “Love” co-writen by Mari Green
All basic tracks and vocal overdubs recorded in Analog at Green Room Sounds, Waialua
ASCAP 2011
Produced by Rick Smith, Otis Schaper and Joe Green
Musical Direction by Otis Schaper Engineering Direction by Joey Green
Mixed and Engineered by Rick Smith and Dr. Trey Terada
Pro Tools by Dr.Trey Terada
Microphone placement by Rick Smith
Mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain Mastering

Album art work and Design by: Cody Rose contact@royalhi.com
Booklet covers and Don’t Ever Leave Me artwork by: Momi Green
The Chuns Surf photo of my life by: Jamie Ballenger
The Laniakea line up shot: Bruno Lemos
Historical Photos of Haleiwa for Usteabe by: Bill Romerhaus
Blues , Marker, Love, Piece of My Skin and Mother Ocean Photos by: Joe Green
All other photos by: Cody Rose

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Track Name: Dip in the Morning
Ain’t nothing like a dip in the morning
Always helps me get my head on right
Slipping in just as the day is dawning
Makes me happy makes me feel alright

Nothing like a little dip in the morning
A little session in the early morning light
You know that feeling comes without a warning
live and die in that pool of life
And you know it makes me wanna go

Yahoo aaaooooo
When I'm in doubt I just paddle out
Clears my mind heals my soul
Can't do without it I just gotta go

Ain't nothing like a dip in the morning
Always helps me get my head on right
Slipping in just as the day is dawning
Makes me happy makes me feel alright

Yahoo aaaooooo
When I'm in doubt I just paddle out
Clears my mind heals my soul
Can't do without it I just gotta go
Every day all the time just dropping in is on my mind
Track Name: This Day Is Made For Surfing
Up before dawn gotta check the report
Looks like a day for fun
Drop the kids off at school or put em on the bus
or a little home school
Teach em bout the tides and the wind and the motions that blend
The swell and fall of sections and walls that allow us to defy…gravity

This day yeah is made for surf in
Yeah this day is made for surfin

Take 95 to US 1 we’re on our way
Take the Five to highway One , H2 to Kam highway
Don't have to rush , one things for sure the waves will be there
Little sprinkle of rain don’t bother me, I love the rainbows
Big ole north a coming thru, Sebastian, Laneakea, Santa Cruz
Gotta get in and mix it up with the boys
Yeah we’re all here for the fun
I can see you on the first one, think I'll take the second one
I'm sure Greg would take the big one, Peter and Kimo on the right one
Gerry and Jock on the left one, yeah were all having lots a fun
Under this Hawaiian sun, you know that Eddie would go

This day yeah is made for surfin
Yeah this day is made for surfin

As I wait for the last wave of the day so patiently
See the sunset so gold and red, I feel it deep inside

This day yeah is made for surfin
Yeah this day is made for surfin
Track Name: Usetabe
Kammies, H Muira and Haleiwa Strained Poi
Mai Tais at the Seaview Inn Hooo boy!!

Ustabe formerly but no more
What’s left to fall to just a memory of before

Sugar Bar not as sweet as it usetabe
Jerrys Sweet Shop burgers a buck for three
Haleiwa Theatre to an “Oh! McDonalds?”
That’s a hell of a switch

Usetabe formerly ain't it a bitch

Some times I hear somebody giving directions
You know where so and so usetabe
I'll take a slice of north shore nostalgia
Slice it thickly

Country Surfboards, Country Doughnuts, Haleiwa Hotel
Had a surfboard, ate a donut, hotel I didn’t know it well

Usetabe formerly but no more
Whats next to fall to just a memory
Just a memory just a memory
Gone gone lone gone
No more no more

Ustabe formerly but no more
A memory formerly of what usetabe
Track Name: Asian Persuasion
I never had a name for it till a friend told me
But I knew all along it had a hold on me
Glad you were a friend of a friend
Or I never would’ve met cha
Wasn’t long at all before I knew I'd be

Away , taken away away , taken away
With an asian persuasion like you
With an asian persuasion like you
What could I do, what could I do

Coy smile to sullen lips
There’s magic in your finger tips
Nothing else that I can do
But spend the rest of my life with you

Away , taken away away , taken away
With an asian persuasion like you
With an asian persuasion like you
What could I do, what could I do

I never had a name for it till a friend told me
But I knew all along it had a hold on me
Glad you were a friend of a friend
Or I never would’ve met cha
Wasn’t long at all before I knew I'd be

Away , taken away, away , taken away
Track Name: Coulda Shoulda Woulda
I didn’t think i'd miss her
Didn’t even try to kiss her
Just turned my back and let her go
What did I know
Shoulda let it show
Resentment grows

Coulda- shoulda- woulda…shoulda-
woulda- coulda…Woulda- coulda-shoulda

She said don’t let the screen door
hit you on your way out
It might have knocked some sense
into me without a doubt
It might not have ended with all that shouting


Coulda- shoulda- woulda…shoulda-
woulda- coulda…Woulda- coulda-shoulda

If id opened my eyes I could have seen
Exactly where I shouldn't have been
If id a kept my nose clean I could have smelled
the trouble brewing

Coulda- shoulda- woulda…shoulda-
woulda- woulda…Woulda- coulda-shoulda

I was thinking with my
heart instead of my mind
That's what I do most all the time
If id a known then what I know now
Only hindsight is a twenty twenty
Only hindsight is a twenty twenty
Track Name: High On Life
I’m high on life baby more than just a little
Shake me up baby now see where I'll settle

High on living high on being alive
High on being around seeing my reflection in your eyes
eyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeyyyyyeeeees

Flitting and a fluttering liting down next to you
Like sprinkles floating on the breeze yeah next to the children too
If life is a party you know just where I want to be
In the pocket of your party dress
Or in the toe of your dancing shoes
ooooooooo

I'm high on life baby
high on living
High on being alive
giving more than I'm given

I’m high on life baby
more than just a little
Shake me up baby
now see where I settle

doooodooodoodo
Track Name: Mother Ocean
She’s calling me guess I'll slide away
Got to feel her touch most every day
She’s warm and she’s wild calls me her child
I warm to her touch
She’s my mother ocean how I love her

Often she rages it’s anticipated
We wait by her side hear the wind cry
When her anger subsides on her momentum we glide
And dance in her tides . . . . . . . .

You know she’s taken it all of these years
Look her in the eyes see the tears the fears
I'll do all that I can, can I count on you
We’ve got to show her we still love her too

She’s calling me guess I'll slide away
Got to feel her touch most every day
She’s warm and she’s wild calls me her child
I warm to her touch
She’s my mother ocean how I love her
Track Name: Love Me Now
IF YOUR EVER GOING TO LOVE ME
LOVE ME NOW WHILE I CAN KNOW
THE SWEET AND TENDER FEELINGS
FROM WHICH TRUE AFFECTIONS FLOW
LOVE ME NOW WHILE IM LIVING
DON’T WAIT UNTIL IM GONE
THEN HAVE IT CHISELED INTO MARBLE
SWEET WORDS ON ICE COLD STONE
IF YOU HAVE TENDER THOUGHTS OF ME
PLEASE TELL ME NOW
IF YOU WAIT UNTIL IM SLEEPING
NEVER TO AWAKEN
THERE WILL BE DEATH BETWEEN US
AND I WONT HEAR YOU THEN
SO IF YOU LOVE ME EVEN JUST A LITTLE BIT
LET ME KNOW IT WHILE IM LIVING
SO I CAN TREASURE IT
Track Name: Don't Ever Leave Me
Don’t ever leave me baby
I’m counting on you

Don’t even say maybe
Cause it might come true
Hold me in your heart
Lock me there forever
Right from the start
I knew
I knew

Don’t ever leave me baby
I’m counting on you

Im shooting from the heart
And I can’t miss you
Nothin can tear us apart
We’re together forever
Till death do us part
I do
I do
Track Name: Love
I just saw love go leaping out the window
Just like i’ve seen it go so many times before
You know love comes around by just which way the wind blows
Guess it wasn’t me this time love was looking for

Lo-ve! Just flew out the window
Lo-ve! Don’t live here any more
Lo-ve! Knows it the place to be
Lo-ve! That’s the place I been lookin for

Love isn’t the enemy it’s just the one it comes from
Love is gracious love is kind it’s all in your state of mind

Lo-ve! Just flew out the window
Lo-ve! Don’t live here any more
Lo-ve! Knows it the place to be
Lo-ve that’s the place I was lookin for

Have you ever been in love
Have you ever fallen in love
Had a little taste of love
Been ruled or ruined by love
Love, Lo-ve
Love, Lo-ve
Love
Track Name: B-L-U-E-S
B-L-U-E-S yes yes I've got em

Grabbing me shaking me jerking my chain
Burying deep inside of my brain
Can’t even mention don’t want to say
What it is that makes me feel this way

B-L-U-E-S yes yes I've got em

Why does it make me feel so alone
All I want to do is lay down and moan
I can’t even say it I ain't gonna try
If it gets any deeper I might even cry

B-L-U-E-S yes yes I've got em

I hate to tell you but you gotta know
Cause you don’t want what I got man that’s for sure
Don’t tell em my name I wont tell em yours
Cause if he finds ya he'll get you down more and more

B-L-U-E-S yes yes I've got em
B-L-U-E-S yes yes I've got em
Track Name: When
Its been thirty years since I've seen you come and go
You used to come without a warning now every kook.com knows
When to go . . . . . . . . .
But that’s OK they all just came to play
And you put a smile on our faces
Restore our faith in the human races once again

And thank god . . . . . . . . . for the free waves

You come out of nowhere instantaneously materialize
And just as quickly break and vanish before our eyes
Like chasing a mirage a complete waste of time
But like Da Cat said that’s how I choose to live mine

And thank god for the free waves yeah
Thank him for the free waves yeah yeah the free waves

Now come on back when you can
Next time bring all your friends
We'll be here to meet ya
We'll even paddle out to greet you again
Just let me know when . . . . . . . . . are you coming back again
Did I hear you say when . . . . . . . . . are you coming back again
Tell me, tell me, tell me tell me when . . . . . . . . . are you coming back again
M M M M M La La La La La La La
Track Name: I Been Meaning To
Lately I've been meaning to
Be the one like you wanted
Always the thoughtful one
Always remember never forget your . . . . . . . . . La La La La La La La

They call it loss of motivation, procrastination,
Or simply laziness
You know, I been meaning to
Get around to it
You know I been meaning to
I been meaning to get around to it
I been meaning to

You’ve got a terrible memory
There ain't nothing you ever forget
They say I got a big lazy bone in me
And they haven't found the other end yet

As we all get older our memories flow over
And sometimes get a little scattered and lost
So please don’t get upset with me
I really don’t mean to be forgetting
Its called just paying the cost of living

Yeah they call it loss of motivation, procrastination,
Or simply laziness
You know, I been meaning to
Get around to it
You know I been meaning to
I been meaning to get around to it
I been meaning to get around to gettin around to you, yeah i been meaning to
Track Name: Marker
Marker line me up even when I'm down
Marker even there when I'm not around
Marker always pointing at the peak
I'll be there because of thee

And we’ll all be getting older
Just sitting along your shoulder
Hey buddy won’t ya move it on over
Dropping in because of you
Off the lip a time or two
Making that section
Ahooo Ahoooooo

Marker line me up even when I'm down
Marker even there when I'm not around
Marker always pointing at the peak
I'll be there because of thee

And when I'm old and unable
To be sitting at your table
Won'tcha point one more out for me
Make it six feet and glassy
Hoooeeee Hoooeeee
Marker line me up even when I'm down
Marker even there when I'm not around
Marker always pointing at the peak
I'll be there because of thee

Dropping in because of you
Off the lip a time or two
Making that section Ahooo Ahoooooo
Track Name: Little Piece Of My Skin
I lost another little piece of my skin today. . . again . . .
I lost another little piece of my skin today. . . again . . .
Off of my nose and off of my toes an down to the bottom
Of the ocean who knows

Whoa oooo whoa oooo whoa oooo
Everyday in every way and in and out and out and in

I lost another little piece of my skin today. . . again . . .
Another little piece and another little piece
And another and another

I lost another little piece of my friend today. . . again
I lost another little piece of my friend today. . . again

A little bit of this and a little bit of that
A little bit of smoke and a little bit of crack
A little bit of cocaine and a little bit of smack
And down to the bottom down to the bottom again

I lost another little piece of my kin today. . . again
I lost another little piece of my kin today. . . again
He'd climbed up the ladder as high as he could
With his health and his wealth and all that it stood for
And down to the bottom down to the bottom again
Track Name: The Music In Me
Let the music in me the music in me
Let the music in me be the music in you

I'm only the messenger here, the musics voice is so clear
It comes so easy night and day, even in my sleep I can hear it
Playing, Saying, with you as my voice there's no hesitating
Some of the best not written down has been forgotten
And this song will be to if you don’t allow it to be in you

Let the music in me the music in me
Let the music in me be the music in you

Only for now its familiar, feel it engraved in our DNA
From birth and before, from birth and before
Faint rhythms rhyming words flow in ribbons of thought
From hearts, to fingers, to lips to be
heard like a new born’s cry for the first time, cry for the first time
To begin again and again

Let the music in me the music in me
Let the music in me be the music in you
Only for now it’s familiar
Only for now it’s familiar