COVERT OPERATIONS - Mind's Eye

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released May 14, 2010

Produced by Covert Operations
www.CovertOpsBand.com

Recorded and Mixed at The Cave Studios - Franklin, TN 2008/2009
www.TheCaveStudios.net

Recording Engineers:
Andrew Hooker and Sean Miller
1st Mixing Engineer: Andrew Hooker
2nd Mixing Engineer: Sean Miller
Assistant Mixing: Dallas Barr

Mastered by:
Tempermill - Ferndale, MI
www.Tempermill.com

BMI Music Copyright © 2009
trevoC Publishing Ltd. 2010

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COVERT Flint, Michigan

Covert, the exciting musical collective based out of Flint Michigan, continue to work hard at establishing themselves as heavy contenders in the healthy music scene happening in Michigan and throughout the Midwest. Covert's music is Rock & Roll shaped with the help of influences from Funk, Bluegrass, Jazz, Gospel and Soul with lyrics and vocal harmonies crafted and intertwined within the melodies. ... more

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Track Name: Zone Room
I knew the moment I walked through the door
Traces of you lay all over the floor
Up to my elbows in electric chills
Sight of this sub-zero climate kills
Guess my love will never pay the bills
As the feeling from a heart to the paper spills
I never knew that it could be this bad
This foolish notion we might’ve had
I said a word and it made you sad
How soon that emotion returns to mad

Never could I imitate you
I’m Never gonna hesitate to
I Never could intimidate you why?
This room has you written all over it

Well you came from out of nowhere
How you got here I don’t even care
I feel your crazed ever-present stare
I smell the essence in the air
Then came the noise from down the hall
Like a blunt object hit the wall
I’m feeling nervous all in all
I turn to look and I trip and fall
I never knew that it could be this good
If I could match you, I truly would
I hear the sounds riding in your car
A purring engine and notes from a-far
Notes from a-far-away zone
Track Name: New York City
She was walking down town and she slipped on a Banana peel, She said, why does this always happen to me? This is not the place to be Noone helped her when she stood and she was so mad at the world that she flagged for a taxi but not one had ever come So she was late for work and she lost her job and she had no one to blame Well the kids at school they used to ask, why are you so down? When we see you walking to and from you always seem to wear that frown She said leave me alone if you don’t want to help and she crossed her arms and she walked away went right home and she locked the door and she thought to herself They were right, He had a dose of freedom and it changed his life forever And nothing in the world could stop him now no, not even you He worked real hard in the cold and he did it because it was right and bold, His friends and family helped him too always pushing for what they thought was true Come to the light, as it shines so bright and who is she? What's that girls name again? Well he always tried to get it right and to do a job well done But his dream had gotten in the way and he just wanted to have some fun But his mind is clearly opened and he can see the true colors And his path is right in front of him he’s a steam rolling train, His time is now And they were right, the kids at school were right
Track Name: Hydroplane
Rainstorm down the freeway of water, Hydroplane
When all of the work gets done
Ready to have some fun
Smoking like a gun barrel in the moonlight shadows
On the ground
Watching the kids at play
Living to learn each day
Learning to fall my way
And every word you said was right on, Ride on
Given a bad name
Risen from the edge
Working man by design
We were the lucky ones, no way, no way
Given
Risen
Working man
Lucky ones
I go out in the rainstorm
Driving down the freeway
Then I hit a puddle of water, Hydroplane
Rainstorm down the freeway of water, Hydroplane
Track Name: The Best
Well his mind just keeps wandering
Wondering what’s to come
No matter what’s in store for him
Sure to be smiling having fun, uh huh!
There will be no time to rest
Until the work gets done
Because he knows that it’s all good
And everybody’s one, one!
So he travels down the road to nowhere
And everywhere’s his home
He never stays in one place for too long
Because he likes to roam, roam along!
Cause there’s way too much out here
In this whole world to see
You know, it kinda makes you feel blessed you come from
This here land of the brave and free, yes!

He makes the best of what he’s got
He gives it up, he don’t ever stop
Because the lovin’ he’s got a lot
Spreads it all around, while the beat drops

In harmony the music fills his soul
The wheels upon his bus go ‘round and ‘round they roll
And there must be some kind of circus going on inside of his head
Flies through the light as it changes from yellow to red
No matter where he ends up he knows he’s gonna be just fine
He might take a little water, now,he might turn it into wine
In his cup of overflowing love he passes through the crowd
As a ray of sunlight shines down through the clouds, yes!

He makes the best of what he’s got
He gives it up, he don’t ever stop
Because the lovin’ he’s got a lot
Spreads it all around, while the beat drops

Now as the sun begins to sink
He looks to the sky
His mind is so way up
Lord, you know he’s a million miles high he's High Well as the vibe it grows and it grows
It’s blowing through the air
And everybody’s dancing ‘round and ‘round and ‘round outside
Without a care, without a care
And as the night-time falls upon us all
He sets the fire ablaze
Knowing we’ll all be together right now
Until the end of days, the end of daze the end of daze You know I was sitting right there, that night I couldn’t believe my eyes
Tears of joy and happiness
As he began to cry
Wishes on a shooting star as it flies by
And then he smiles as the tear-drop falls from his eyes, yes!

He makes the best of what he’s got
He gives it up, he don’t ever stop
Because the lovin’ he’s got a lot
Spreads it all around, lord you know he’s spreading the love around
Crying out loud, out loud, lord
Because the lovin’ he’s got a lot
Spreads it all around, while the beat drops
Track Name: The Journey
Hard to ignore these new visions to explore
New dimensions Time and Space
I see colors grow and people glow
And a crazy mans face
All controlled by the forces that surround this place
I can taste the things You've felt
Now hear the things I see
Manipulative consciousness
Perpetual energy

In a moments time You can change a mind
Plant a seed in someone with a perfect word
And as the colors swirl, You can change the world
And I'll take it, this ride with You

Unexpected ignorance before
To the responsibilities behind the door
Because once revealed
You've got to show
Because you'll never again not know
The beauty of The Flow

Flipped was the script
As we get hurled
To a brand new world
And suddenly..... start to fly!

In a moments time You can change a mind
Plant a seed in someone with a perfect word
And as the colors swirl You can change the world
And I'll take it, this ride with you
Why try?
Just fly
Lead with Your Minds Eye and fly
And I'll take it This ride with You...
Track Name: Catch 22
Is it such a bad thing?
To take a taste from memories past
When all I wanted was just to make the moment last
Isn’t that a funny thing to say?
When I just smoke them all away
Isn’t that a dirty thing to do?
If I don’t spend all my time with you
And you don’t know just exactly where I’ve gone to
But I’m gonna do what I’m gonna do
Oh no, for myself, I don’t always know just what is best
Oh yes, got to look around just to see how much I been blessed
Oh maybe, maybe so, I just got to feel it down deep in my soul
Yeah yeah, but I got the right to change my mind
Yes or no, Maybe so

Is there something wrong?
Cause you don’t seem to be so happy, no
Was it something I said?
And why are you so quick to just up and go
Is it me or is it you?
Cause you and I know I don’t want you to
From your feelings run away
How would you ever know if you don’t
Stay to figure out what’s going on
Not that I would tell you anyway
But you can see that I’m gonna keep on living my life, being myself
I guess there’s nothing left to say
Oh no, maybe so, I don’t know
So when all is said and done
Will I still be the only one
Or would you then be on your way, on your way
And be alone till your dying day
You know that could never happen
Cause you and I know we got too much to lose
It’s not my decision or your decision
Cause it’s all for this we got to choose

And you don’t know just exactly where I’ve gone to
And you don’t wanna live life in some Catch 22
Oh, but you know just exactly what I’m gonna do
I’m gonna do what I’m gonna do
Oh no, for myself, I don’t always know just what is best
Oh yes, got to look around just to see how much I been blessed
Oh maybe, maybe so, I just got to feel it down deep in my soul
Yeah yeah, but I got the right to change my mind
Oh yes, got to look around just to see how much I been blessed
Oh no, for myself, I don’t always know just what is best
Oh maybe, maybe so, I just got to feel it down deep in my soul
Yeah yeah, but I got the right to change my mind
Yes or no, Maybe so
Track Name: Why Should I?
Why should I, Listen to your lies once more?
Why Should I, Feel this way, again?
Why should I, Listen to your lies once more?
Why should I, Feel your pain my friend?

Every time that you said that you had grown
I must admit, that was my mind that you blown
To take you back well, I swear I never will
And I’m done with you yea - I’ve drowned in your lies

It’s bad enough that you got one love
But it’s even worse that you stole number two
You better watch your back and don’t close your eyes
Cause your dead to me and I’ve drowned in lies
Track Name: Searchin'
Spur of the moment thing
I'm sittin with my friends
And yet I'm feeling kind of lonely still
Thinkin about how to cure a longing heart
That's when we heard the news
That's when it all would start
We heard about a happy place
Where everyone would go to dance and sing
A place where a dream and drum and a happy soul
Are the only things you need to bring

So now I'm searchin' for a rainbow
A place where everyone is kind
Well we'll sit around the campfire
And a dose of peace and love I'm sure to find

When we finally reached the place
In which the rainbow would fall
A thousand people gathered
As if they all were called
Who knew what they were searchin' for
By the smile they all had upon their face
Well it must have been the spirit of the rainbow
That had brought them to this place

For two days we would party
For two days we would play
And in the evening we jam to the band
So in the morning we could say
We saw the rainbow
We were searchin' for so long
Finally found a song under the rainbow

Patched dresses spinning
Across the green green fields
Flowers in our hair we laughed
And the smiles were sure to heal
Later as the evening drowned
The fires still burned bright
And the glistening stars above
Showed us a peaceful night
On top of that mountainous hill we stood silently and stared across that land
And the fields that we would dance upon brought brothers and sisters hand in hand
Nothing left to say
Nothing left to do
But the rainbow lived and breathed this day
And the blissful scene had proved
We saw the rainbow
We were searchin' for so long
Finally found a song under the rainbow
Track Name: Happenstance
A colorful wash of words was all I heard when they were painted in
It was the music brushing fine rhythm upon the canvas of my mind
Vibrations filled my senses as the dance of iridescent light
Spun around the sculpted sounds that skipped in time with moves of watery design

And they sang
Watch the energy flow
Color-changing lights aglow
Easy tempo
Breezy winds begin to blow

Liquid laughter dripped down into the pool of rippled fire and voices Singed the outside edges of what we had hoped to find
Falling through the tunneled labyrinth lost-and-found the pattern to The spiral staircase to the place where we would all unwind

And we'll sing
Watch the energy flow
Color-changing lights aglow
Easy tempo
Breezy winds begin to blow

Is this situation happenstance?
Miscellaneous information?
Just the product of chance?
Or is it, somehow, meant to be?
This message that was sent to me
Abrasive and uncomparable
Persuasive and unstoppable

Watch the energy flow
Color-changing lights aglow
Easy tempo
Breezy winds begin to blow
Watch the energy flow
Color-changing lights aglow
Easy tempo
Breezy winds won’t seem to blow
Tell y’all something you should know
We won’t stop, We won’t slow
Operation on the down low
Heed the signal before you go
Heed the signal