12 New Recordings

by Tom Dyer and The True Olympians

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about

This is the debut album of TDATTO. It is performed in the rock style.

credits

released August 17, 2018

Tom Dyer - Vocals & Guitar
Joe Cason - Organ, Piano & Vocals
Gene Tveden - Bass & Vocals
Tom Shoblom - Drums & Percussion

Linda Farr - Vocals on "Wibblin' For Jesus"

Produced by Tom Dyer
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by TD
at Tom Dyer Sound Spring/Summer 2018

All songs by Tom Dyer
Cover Photos by Howie Wahlen Sr.

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all rights reserved

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Track Name: Hegemony
H-E-G-E-M-O-N-Y, H-E-G-E-M-O-N-Y,

Gramsci had a theory, Gramsci liked to think a lot
Everybody knows thinkin is good.
Gramsci thought the masses
Somehow, gave up their consent
Everybody knows consent is good

H-E-G-E-M-O-N-Y Facebook
H-E-G-E-M-O-N-Y Fox News

Rich folks getting richer
More money for the 1 percent
Everybody knows money is good
Power, it’s just for the elites
More people in the homeless camps
Everybody knows power is good

H-E-G-E-M-O-N-Y Walmart
H-E-G-E-M-O-N-Y Amazon

Everybody say pledge of allegiance
Everybody get more credit cards
Everybody get a free new iPhone
A little anti-virus goes a long long way
When you’re hackin’ for the oligarchs

Hegemony
Gramski Rocks

By Tom Dyer © Half The World Publishing
Track Name: The Grey
Catch a silver dollar from a rich man
Watch it spin and quickly fly away
Take another minute for your sun tan
Everybody’s off into the grey

Everyday the weather is inviting
Something every mother has to say.
But baby don’t let anybody fool you
Everybody’s off into the grey

The Grey, the grey everybody’s off into the grey
Oh yes they are

Take your hat and give it to another
Check your watch and note the time of day
Many things are going on around you
Everybody’s off into the grey

The Grey, the grey everybody’s off into the grey

Take a step with your left foot then take a step with your right
One more step with your left foot then help is on the way

By Tom Dyer © Half The World Publishing
Track Name: Hang Up
Once I was a young man living on the edge
I mighta had a dream or two
I took those dreams and I flushed them down the drain
All because of you

I call 943-2657 – Hang up

I wish I had some payments to make upon a car
American and midnight blue
My buckets rusty, my bolts are on the ground
All because of you

I call 943-2657 – Hang up

I ain’t in love with lawyers - No He ain’t
Ain’t lovin’ any judge - No He ain’t
Ain’t lovin no police man - No he don’t
Don’t love the social worker - No he don’t
Maybe I’m just lonely – that’s sad
A little bit lonely – so sad
Baby you could warn me – too bad
Baby you could pick up the phone!

Now I’d like to think I know a little more
But that is anything but true
One in the chamber and it gets a little spin
All because of you
Baby Hang up
Hang up

By Tom Dyer © Half The World Publishing
Track Name: The Ballad of Donald John Trump
I wrote this song about Donald John Trump
I wrote this song about Donald John Trump
American president
God damn he ain’t what I want.

Donnie got elected with Russians on his side
He got elected with Russians on his side
Calling for the Kremlin
His lover boy Putin by his side

Donny tried to take the healthcare away from me and you
Donny wanted to take the healthcare away from me and you
The people said no
That is one thing you will not do

Donald love the Nazi’s he love KKK
Donald love the Nazi’s he love KKK
Donnie loves those white boys
Keep those Muslims all away.

And he lies. Every day.
Yes he lies he knows no other way
Yes he lies Every day
But one day he’s gonna meet the truth. Yes he is.

Donnie got his tax bill Mitch McConnell served him well
Donnie got his tax bill yes Paul Ryan served him well
The rich get richer
The poor folks going straight to hell

Donnie told the people I will build a mighty wall
Donnie told the people I will build a mighty wall
That’s your price for DACA kids
That price ain’t never gonna fall

I wrote this song about Donald John Trump
I wrote this song about Donald John Trump
American tragedy
God damn he ain’t what I want.

By Tom Dyer © Half The World Publishing
Track Name: Save Me
I still remember the day when you touched my face
Though long ago it still seems like just yesterday
Was it really so wrong
A moment lasting so long
But then we both looked away
To a sunnier day

Save me
Hold my head above the water
She said Save me
I am counting on you

Opportunity races inside your mind
But all she says is just starting to bring you down
Nothing’s given for free
Only trouble you see
You tell her that you need space
There’s no end to this race


Walk so close to the light (touching the holy)
Stand so close
Reach inside her mind

Save me
Hold my head above the water
She said Save me
It is something you must do

By Tom Dyer © Half The World Publishing
Track Name: Random Acts of Kindness
Now it’s time for Random acts of kindness
A recognition true
Of one of your colleagues for doing extra stuff
Or going a little further when the going gets a little rough.
Today we salute her or him as the case may be
I wonder who it is? The suspense is killing me

Well it’s Carrie – Carrie Potter
This month it’s Carrie
And we’re gonna sing a song about her
Carrie helped out for Kyle
Who works for Sara
But used to be admissions
And admissions
wants to help students
And needed Carrie
to do the job so they could help our students
And Carrie did it
And didn’t really complain too much.
And we say thank you
a job well done
We say thank you Carrie Potter

Random acts of kindness
A recognition true
Of one of your colleagues for doing extra stuff
Or going a little further when the going gets a little rough.
Today it’s Carrie Potter – and Carrie – thank you.

By Tom Dyer © Half The World Publishing
Track Name: In The Light
In the Light
I see you in the light
And I want you in the light
And I see you, and I want you, and I see you

In the morning, in the evening
In the day where the colors are blue
If you listen, hear me call for you, for you
Smooth as marble, alabaster
Henna red is tumbling down
Hear me calling, hear me call for you.

Carry me deep, carry me low, carry me high
Fly in the wind over the land touching the sky
Carry me through the trouble and then over the sea
Until I touch you

By Tom Dyer © Half The World Publishing
Track Name: I Am Your Mother
In Galapagos where the air runs free
I never think of you at any time
For one thousand years I have watched the sea
Ruminating on forgotten lives
And the birds they call, they call to me
a daemon lover living past my prime

I, I am your mother
And I touch the earth with my tongue

And the Magma calls from deep beneath
Reaching down into the very core
It's Magnetic flux that is running wild
behind my eyes there isn't any more

I am your mother
and you are the only one, the only one, the only one in the world

And one word has fallen from my heart
Deeply touching me in its design
I pick it up and I hold it near
Its breath is faint but I know it is mine
And the colors run and the colors flow
Now I can see them in the sky

I am your mother
and you are the only one

By Tom Dyer © Half The World Publishing
Track Name: Wibblin' For Jesus
I be a wibblin – I be a wobblin
For Jesus every day
I be a wibblin – I be a wobblin
Lordy may I think it’s time to pray

My mama brought me up going to the Christian church
American and sweet as apple pie
Jesus was a white man with pretty blue eyes
A magic fairy living in the sky
I went to the revival back when I was ten
The preacher said a changed man you will be
I woke up the next morning
Nothing different - I did not know the man of Galilee

I be a wibblin – I be a wobblin

I met a girl at church camp back when I was 12
She was pretty – I was pretty awed
She told me there would no more walks into the woods
Until I got right with the lamb of god – I believed!

I be a wibblin – I be a wobblin

I helped this teacher at bible camp He wrote some jesus songs
A righteous brother everyone could see
I found out later on that he liked the little girls
A pedophile, a jesus lovin’ creep

I’d like to go heaven
But I don’t think I can
Because it ain’t really there
There ain’t no pearly gates ain’t no devil down below
No angels floatin’ in the air

I be a wibblin – I be a wobblin

By Tom Dyer © Half The World Publishing
Track Name: Another Counting Song
Walking on the water, up into the sky
Ridin’ on a moonbeam, saving all the colors til the 4th of July
I can eat an apple, I can eat ice cream
Look me over baby, I can eat more chicken than a man ever seen

And it’s 1,2 don’t you know I’m right at least 51 percent of the total time
And it’s 1,2,3 you see the resulting mess of the other 49
And it‘s 1,2,3,4 no more will I be asking for anything too sweet and fine
And it’s 1,2,3,4,5 uncertain am I that I’m even alive

Living for adventure - everything is cool
Head out on that highway - searching and a running - nuthing to do

And it’s 1,2,3,4,5,6, everyone loves you
And it’s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, you know everybody wants to sing your song.
And it’s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - wait what’s your hurry where ya gotta go
And it’s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, you got it all on the line.

Even the greatest Stars despise themselves in the looking glass
Be it in France or elsewhere on the Continent.

And it’s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10 looking at the finish line
And it’s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 sing another song
And it’s 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 this never has to rhyme
And it’s 1,2.3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

By Tom Dyer © Half The World Publishing
Track Name: I Will Fear No Evil
Walkin ‘ through the valley of the shadow of death - I will fear no evil
Walking thru the city on the blackest of nights - I will fear no evil
Walking all alone like a man on the run - I will fear no evil
Baby doncha know me, doncha know I’m the one

Stop! There’s a battle brewin baby deep inside my mind
Stop! I don’t know who’s gonna win the weather seems just fine
Little angel on my left - little devil on my right

The barking dog she comfort me - I will fear no evil
My television it comfort me - I will fear no evil
Stop! There’s a battle brewin baby deep inside my mind
Stop! I don’t know who’s gonna win the water seems divine
Little angel on my left - little devil on my right
Every day the world gets clearer
Every day the world gets nearer
Every day the world gets queerer
Every day!

I sing a song of blood still flowing on the alter - I will fear no evil
I swing a perfect arc and dance upon the water - I will fear no evil
I reach up with my hands and I fly into the sun - I will fear no evil
Baby doncha know me, doncha know I’m the one
Stop! There’s a movie playin baby deep inside my mind
Stop! I can see it all again the water seems divine
Stop! I don’t know who’s gonna win the ending will be fine
Little angel on my left - little devil on my right

By Tom Dyer © Half The World Publishing
Track Name: Over
And sometimes I don’t know how I got onto this land
And sometimes when I’m beat down there are things I just don’t understand
And sometimes I hear rumors the words are getting near
The world seems apocalyptic but what is there to fear

Walk another mile walk another mile
Let the rain fall down on me
Walk another mile walk another mile
Let that rain fall down on me

And the words they come at once
They rush into a stream of conscious disbelief
They bring focus and clarity but then return to pure abstraction
Some are white and some are black
And sometimes they’re just something in between
Reality is sometimes nothing
Sometimes things are not just what they seem

When it’s all over then it’s all over
No coming back for me
When it’s all over then it’s all over
And done

And once upon a time I held a story close to you
But now that day is run
Loud and clear a message is coming through

Walk another mile walk another mile
Let the rain fall down on me
Walk another mile walk another mile
Let this passage cover me
Walk another mile walk another mile
Let your freedom cover me
Walk another mile walk another mile
Let that rain fall down on me

When It’s all over then it’s all over
No coming back for me
When you takeover It will be over
That is a scene I see
What is left over what is spillover
Between you and me
When it’s all over then it’s all over
And done

By Tom Dyer © Half The World Publishing

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