Expose Your Self

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"Expose Your Self" was written, produced and engineered by guitarist/singer/songwriter Garrick Davis(except "Zinterlude" -written by Zachary Davis). Performances by members of The Fabulous FunkyBand and special guests provide an outstanding connective vibe.

This body of work seeks to inspire, relate and connect. Fans of Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who and those who respect the Blues of Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Son House will find Expose Your Self worth exploring.

"Inspiring, Funky Music!" on Laughing Man Records LLC

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released January 15, 2012

Grant Slam - drums
Zachary Davis - piano,electric piano,vocals,synth
Julia Harrell - congas, percussion, vocals(Sotchiatta)
Artis Joyce-bass(Sotchiatta,Happy June,Walkin' Into Heaven)
Marie Davis - supporting vocals(Expose Your Self, Sotchiatta)
Ernest Davis - supporting vocals(Sotchiatta),lap drums(Happy June)
Zsuzsanna Levicsky - supporting vocals (Sotchiatta)
DeBraun Thomas -guitar, laughter Sotchiatta, wailing(POMM)
Mike Losey - guitar, chanting (POMM)
Garrick Davis - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion, synth, drum programming(Trouble)

Produced, engineered, mixed by Garrick Davis
All songs written by Garrick Davis
except Zinterlude by Zachary Davis
Mastering: Rainer Gembalcyck/Sienna Digital
Tech Assistance: Doug Sjostrom
Cover Art: Silke Henkel-Wallace
Cover Design: Theo Chillicas

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Garrick Davis San Francisco, California

Bay Area music artist Garrick Davis creates a seamless blend of Rock, Funk, Blues and Jam to create a remarkably personal style - where band chemistry and solid musicianship propel well-crafted original songs and music.

“Songs of wisdom, songs of dues paying, songs of experience and, ultimately,songs of winning the struggle." ~Indie-Music.com.
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Track Name: So Glad I'm Here
O Life , the foundation
Every day an education
A special occasion
Crazy makin’
Always changin’
You never see it coming

Barefoot I came into this world
to dance with destiny
to be bold
I’ve been up
I’ve been down

Still I’m…
So glad I’m here
So glad cause I believe I’m here
to do something good
So glad I’m here
So glad that I hope
I just might be contagious!
Yeah!
(uh huh, huh...)

My mother, a singer
My father, a drummer
Something in my genes,
Maybe something in the water

I had to get up
Stand up for the music
Had to make a move
to use it
or I’d lose it

Seems life’s been like
building a mansion
with stone walls cut from
a quarry of passion,
a frame for strength
formed with love and skill
using Blues like a hammer
and Funk like a drill

I see red-letter days coming faster
With fear no longer my master
I can be who I dreamed I can be

So glad I’m here
So glad to believe I’m here
to do something good
So glad I’m here
To think otherwise
would be outrageous

Solo

Barefoot I came into this world
To dance with destiny
to be bold
It’s love that put shoes on my feet

So glad I’m here
So glad I believe I’m here
to do something good
So glad I’m here
With love, everything is possible! repeat

So glad I’m here
So glad I believe I’m here
to do something good
So glad I’m here
With love, everything is possible

So glad I’m here
So Glad I’m here…
With love, everything is possible

3/7/10
©2010 G. Davis
Track Name: Lookin' For Something
Heads are knockin’
heads are knockin’
we beat each other to the ground
seems we didn’t know there’s
enough love to get around
this thing, this problem
that we created...yes we did!

The huggin’ and kissin’ wasn’t missin’
but we knew it was time for a change,
I didn’t figure we would lynch each others’
hearts and hold them up for display
(it was ugly and mean.
I know I lied to you,
then you did the same to me)

We’re lookin’ for somethin’
we want the same thing
Lookin’ for something
we want the same thing

When you told me you
made it with someone else
you acted so justified
Then your fantasy blew up in your face
Smoke cleared and left a hole inside
(Was this really about you
I know it wasn’t ‘bout me
Because in the end you found
another thing you really don’t need

I put my life in order.
Didn’t put my life on hold
Then I found my “someone else”
moved on but let the truth be told
(my brain must be made of jello,
It’s hard to let go,
‘cause I knew we were good
You know, real good!)

We’re lookin’ for something
We want the same thing
You looked around now you know
we had the best thing……

You looked around
It wasn’t love
you threw me away
but maybe now you know
I gave you enough
of the best things
You’ll never find another me…

**We gotta breathe baby
on our own
Had to step away for the
truth to show

By lookin’ for something else
We let go of the best thing,
our bird in the hand
left to starving

Lookin for Somethin’
We want the same thing……LOVE!!

Lookin’ for something
we want the same thing
Lookin’ for something
we want love
We want the same thing
We want the best thing
Lookin for something
We want love

©2010 G. Davis/Laughing Man Records
Track Name: Sotchiatta
Hey now! Have you heard the news
Sotchiatta just loves to play the Blues
He’s got his guitar He plays the harp and drums
He knows just what to do to have some fun

They say he has a gift for being funny
Hey, that’s not too bad a way to be
He never has a problem makin’ money

Sotchiatta show me from the
inside, inside, inside, inside out yeah!

Sotchiatta, it’s not confusin’
I Got this guitar and I sure love to use it
It's not about my vanity
It's this music that floats up from deep inside of me

Sotchiatta said "Just play your funky Music!
Don’t you get your undies in a bunch!
Lets sit down where we can talk a while...
Talk about the music from the
inside, inside, inside, inside out, yeah!"

Sotchiatta: Ah, my brother GD!
I'm glad that you understand
that no one accomplishes great things alone
and I’m joyful you asked me to help
lift you up
Fear Nothing!
Excuses, no more!
You're ready to spread your love!

GD:I’ve never been confused. I believe in what I do
I just need some help in the direction
I believe I can go and I’ll be on my way
A-way ay! ay! ay! ay!
I’ll be on my way!!

Hey now! Have you heard the news?
Sotchiatta just loves to play the blues!
He’s got his guitar and his harp and drums
He knows just what to do to have some fun
They say he has a gift for being funny
I just like to think he gets things done
He never has a problem making money
Sothchiatta show me from the inside out…..
Sotchiatta we’re gonna make some money
Track Name: I Give You Trouble
I give to you what matters
And I keep what I need,
rarely more
But you still keep watching me.
Related to a purpose
We share this moment in time
It’s here
But you still keep watching me

I give you trouble
And I give you my love
I give you trouble
And I give you my love

You opened up the world for me
You trusted me with your heart
Baby, what did I do?
I revealed to you my darkest side
I find the price to pay might be
That I end up losing you

I give you trouble
and I give you my love
I give you trouble
and I give you my love

I give you what I have
More than I really have at all

I give you trouble
and I give you my love
I give you trouble
and I give you my love

I give, I give you my love

©2008 G. Davis/Laughing Man Records
Track Name: Embrace Love & Change
8:23 in the morning
Yes, I know what the problem is.
Dragging my feet to move on
supposed to be for my own good

Well, I hear the more things change,
the more they remain the same.
If this statement is true then love will meet us in the middle again.

You have chosen your way
I chose mine
We can’t change what’s been done
I embrace the change
Won’t fight the flow
I embrace love

I don’t believe in happenstance
I wish I could change
some things I’ve done
I won’t worry or feel regret
when I hold on to love

Changes always
keep you guessing,
Peace comes when you
learn some lessons

When doubt and fear
want your attention,
To move in the right direction…

You have to
Open up, open up yeah
open up , open up and

Embrace love.
Let it flow!

You have chosen your way
I chose mine
We can’t change what’s been done
When doubt and fear
begin to show
I embrace love

There will be some pain.
It’s still love
Things won’t be the same,
and that’s ok
Peace is yours when you embrace love and change
It’s what you need.
-©2010 G. Davis/Laughing Man Records
Track Name: Expose Your Self
Why hold on to the secret
that is burning inside you?
You turned away
from your heart
and broke your own rules,
-You sold yourself

Paralyzed by your desire
to seek approval from others
In this truth you’ve been mired,
compromised your need
and the power

Each day just blows on by
and each moment
should count for something.
No one can stop time,
and time owes you nothing
You owe your self
Expose your self.

You know it’s time,
lets get real!

Through this naive decision,
self-belief was kept hidden
and damaged
Holding on to the baggage
is so defeating.
This should be enough reason
to seek change and healing.

Time to share your secret,
You can’t move on
livin’ with your regrets.
So shine your own light
and for the rest of your life
Expose your self
And love your self
And show your self!
And love your self

Forgive your self
Forgive your self
Forgive your self
Love your self

Show your self!
Be all your self!
You know your self!
Expose your self!

©2009 G.Davis/
Laughing Man Records
Track Name: Happy June
(…‘round the corner
it’s coming round
and ‘round again….)

Through the steamy days of summer,
and Autumn’s winds and colors
I muscled-up through the winter
Here come the longer days
and shorter nights

That tick tock of the clock
moves on
and so must I.
Like Bob Marley
and my father,
I believe
everything is gonna
be all right.

Happy June, Happy June
I can’t believe that you
are back here so soon
It’s been a year and
I am better
not bitter. Better.

The 31st of May I got out,
as I was asked to.
I wish I could have
cut my heart out,
left it behind,
gift-wrapped and
addressed to you.
(Turns out I’m glad
I kept it! YEAH!)

In June I sprouted wings
Explored something new
By January I broke away
from my own cage
Time always has a way of
healing wounds.

Happy June, Happy June
I can’t believe that you
are back here so soon!
Hope every year from here
gets better
and better. Better and better…
©2009 Garrick Davis
Laughing Man Records
Track Name: GREY SKY
O, but a grey sky can be so beautiful
Terrifying, inspiring, beautiful
Track Name: Walking In To Heaven
It’s in your eyes
you can’t hide
I toss your hair
to one side
Anticipation,
desire, connection
When I touch your skin
I feel that strong
urge once again.
Pointing in your direction

This love we make
bliss from a risk
we had to take
I feel like I’m
Walking into heaven

chorus
When I’m with you
I feel like
I’m in heaven

Alive! So Alive,
I kiss your lips
and then I rise
You inspire me
again and again
Uuummm….
How we move
I’m the needle
you’re the groove.
We spin ‘round
and ‘round
around and around

This music we make
is our way to celebrate
what love helps create
Makes me feel so high
Every time I’m swimming
in your heaven
I’m rise up to be
in your Heaven

chorus
When I’m with you
I feel like I’m in heaven
This original sin is quenching
what I’m cravin’

I wasn’t looking For love
Just some
no-strings-attached fun
After the first time
I couldn’t get enough
Our bodies fit
like a glove
Every day brings a new chance
to show you what I’m made of
I give you my best
I may need to rest
But once is not enough
I am
rising to your heaven!
swimmin’ in your heaven!
walking in to heaven!

You are like rain
turned my parched heart
green again
I’m flooded
Fears are drained
No holding back
No disguise
don’t need a mask
You are my
companion angel

chorus

I need you now
right now...

©2010 G. Davis/Laughing Man Records