Alphabet Songbook (Demo collection)

by Louis Ruben

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about

So I decided to set myself a challenge to self-produce (and solely perform on) an A-Z of original songs!
'Alphabet Songbook' was all recorded using the basic GarageBand app on my IPad, and recorded mostly in my flat, over the space of 9 months in 2013.

I wanted this collection to incorporate a wide range of musical styles and sounds to represent the diversity of human emotions and experiences.

[Feel free to add me on Facebook (www.facebook.com/louisruben) or drop me an e-mail (louis_ruben@hotmail.co.uk) if you would like updates about my music and upcoming gigs or want to book me for a private/public solo acoustic performance]

'Alphabet Songbook' includes songs that I have written way back in my teenage years, more recent ones, as well as some that have been written during the recording process.

Some key themes that are explored in this collection include...

positive energies... such as:
Love...Nature...Self-Awareness...Family...Meditation...Faith...
Self-Improvement...Gratitude...Empathy...Unity...Selflessness...

And negative energies, such as: War...Violence...Money...Addiction...Hate...Fear...Racism...Loss...
Depression...Selfishness...


I have been affected deeply by all of these themes at one time or another....
and It seems to me....that this life is a sort of balancing act between these positive and negative forces...
...It's a learning process... There's things we can't control, for sure!..
So we must focus on the things that we can change!

It must be our goal to focus on developing the positive force within us, so that we can inspire others to do the same...

I have been lucky enough to discover that meditation is a really simple way to help all people focus on developing their positive energies and their spiritual understanding, regardless of their religious beliefs.


[P.S. For an easy but effective way to feel the benefits of meditation right now!, try following the simple steps below]


Listen to this collection in order, through quality headphones, sitting in a relaxed cross-legged position with your eyes closed and the knuckles of your left hand resting on the palm of the other.

Don't worry too much about being in the correct position, as long as you are relaxed, this exercise can still be a very positive experience first time!...

Just enjoy listening to the music, focusing on relaxing and listening to how each instrument sounds and how they interact and connect with each other as one piece of music.

Start off hearing/feeling each instrument as separate, by focusing on just the drums, or just the guitar, or just the bass etc... and you get a sense that the music is similar to your human body... made up of unique parts all working together to create something powerful and beautiful.

Remember, the most important thing is to relax your mind by just listening to the music, but it's all about feeling the oneness of the different instruments in the music and at the same time, the oneness of your human body... of both of your legs, and both of your arms, both your hands. You can then start to feel the oneness of your whole body and at the same time, you will realize that your mind and body are one. Thoughts will come and go, but you don't need to worry about them, just let them come and go.

With a little faith and perseverance, you should start to feel that you are part of the music. Your mind and body are not separate things, but just different forms of the same positive energy that is in the music.

Everything is different forms of the same positive energy! We are all connected through God/Love/The Universe!

And there will come a point when it just all clicks into place!.. and you just realize that you are connected to the God/Love/The Universe in a simple and indescribably beautiful way!

(Usually when you take the pressure off yourself.. and just enjoy what you're doing without thinking negatively about it.)

When you experience this, it is sometimes called enlightenment or an awakening and you may feel the need to share what you have experienced with others like I am doing now, you may also feel the need to meditate more often and you should be able to get to this enlightened/awakened state easier the more you practice.

The saying 'Good things come to those who wait' comes to mind, It took me many attempts to experience this powerful realization. But everyone is different, and for a lot of people it can be reached after only a few attempts. But again, for me, it happened when I stopped thinking about it, and just enjoyed feeling the oneness of my human body and hearing the oneness of the music. The important thing to do, is keep doing it! Don't give up! You can connect with God/Love/The Universe anywhere, at any time, through meditation!

After a while of meditating with music, you should be able to meditate without music and eventually with your eyes open too.
When you are ready for this stage, just focus on the faint sounds of your surroundings and fix your sight on a set spot in the room.

Meditation has been (and continues to be) an amazingly positive thing in my life, and It can be the same for you too!

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you" Matthew 7:7

If you can relate to what I've written, in some way, why not read some accounts of individuals who have had near-death experiences, resulting in profound spiritual awakening: www.near-death.com

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released December 4, 2013

Louis Ruben - Vocals, Guitars, Bass Guitars, Keyboards, Strings, Drums, Percussion, Sound FX

Spoken samples on Track 20 by Jacque Fresco, taken from his video 'Paradise or Oblivion' which can be viewed via the following website: www.thevenusproject.com

I self-produced a Music Video for 'Almost There' which can be viewed here:
vimeo.com/m/81880514

To enquire about booking me for a private/public gig, add me on Facebook and message me via: www.facebook.com/louisruben or email me via: louis_ruben@hotmail.co.uk

All Songs written & Produced by Louis Ruben.

Recorded 10th March-4th December 2013.


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Bio: After initially playing bass guitar and singing with various rock bands, Louis Ruben is now happily enjoying the creative freedom of being a solo singer-songwriter. Debut album Coming 2017
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Track Name: Almost There (2013 Demo)
Pinch me, i'm dreaming
I find myself repeating, and it all floods back.
Childhood memories are always fleeting
They remind me, the best things in life are free.
And love is the solution to every problem.
I'd been stuck on one, but now i'm almost there.

I'm almost there when I forget the pain that I have caused
Lost in this melody.
Look to the future, you have learnt from your mistakes
Live now, you can be happy
I know where I need to be and i'm almost there.

There's a tug-of-war in my head between good and bad
But I can see the end because the rope is wearing thin.
And good has almost won, just a few more hurdles to overcome
Yeah, i'm almost there.

I'm almost there when I forget the pain that I have caused
Lost in this melody.
Look to the future, you have learnt from your mistakes
Live now, you can be happy
I know where I need to be and i'm almost there.

Bag packed and i'm almost there.
I've left my ego at the door.
Right back to where it came from, it will return forevermore.
Bag packed and i'm almost there.
I've left my ego at the door.
Right back to where it came from, it will return forevermore.

And I'm almost, almost there
Almost, almost there
Almost, almost there
Yeah, I'm almost, almost there.




Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Bliss Of Unity (2013 Demo)
I can't believe this is happening
And now i'm reminiscing.
When you put on that diamond ring
It wasn't the only thing glistening.

My darling, Amy-Jane
In your eyes I see the truth.
Dancing in my room, singing in sweet whispers
To this year's love, I know will always be.
You can never love too much.
I'm still discovering the bliss of unity.
The bliss of unity.

There's a river running free
Where soulmates swim forever
So share your life with me
And we can sing together, always.

My darling, Amy-Jane
In your eyes I see the truth.
Dancing in my room, singing in sweet whispers
To this year's love, I know will always be.
You can never love too much.
I'm still discovering the bliss of unity.

Alone for a long time
I hoped and prayed that I would meet someone like you.
Forever true.
We'd talk about eternity, we'd talk about family and kids.
Sharing dreams.
We make each other laugh and we can make each other cry.
But it's always tears of joy.

My darling, Amy-Jane
In your eyes I see the truth.
Dancing in my room, singing in sweet whispers
To this year's love, I know will always be.
You can never love too much.
I'm still discovering the bliss of unity.
The bliss of unity.
The bliss of unity.




Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Cuppa Tea! (2013 Demo)
Why do some people have to kill each other?
Some even do it in the name of God.
Some must do it just for the thrill.
As I wander, I guess some have simply lost the plot.

I can only speak for me
And the thought of it makes me sick with empathy.
Now I can see.
The only thing I could ever murder is a cuppa tea!

So stick the kettle on for me.
I'm gonna need two sugars to help me empty my head.
Actually, you better make that three.
It'll take a lot of sweetness to forget the innocent dead!

When it comes down to it, the only thing I could ever murder is a cuppa tea!

Is it unreasonable for man to get rid of all those weapons
And create a plan to benefit all our children's children?

It'll take a lot of sweetness to forget the innocent dead!

I can only speak for me
And the thought of it makes me sick with empathy.
Now I can see.
The only thing I could ever murder is a cuppa tea!





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Dad's House (2013 Demo)
Raindrop movements
Dancing down the window, free.
Memories of journeys
Singing all the way to my Dad's house.

Listening to little Michael sing
As happy tears come pouring out.
Remembering all those little silly things.
I'm so grateful that you stuck around for me.

How can I put this?
What else can I say?
Thanks for all the inspiration you bless me with each day.
Now as I plan to become a Dad myself, I know that I can cope.
With any obstacle I come across
'Cos you showed me the ropes

How can I put this?
What else can I say?
Thanks for all the inspiration you bless me with each day.
Now as I plan to become a Dad myself, I know that I can cope.
With any obstacle I come across
'Cos you showed me the ropes

Yeah, you showed me the ropes

But I was a reckless, rebel kid.
You'd go crazy if you knew the half of it!

I guess it was a good thing; a little distance.
Necessary for me.
To make mistakes then see the error of my ways, and change.

Thank you for teaching me the importance of a routine, loyalty.
I can't thank you enough for all the love
And for making me the proudest son.




Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Evaporation (2013 Demo)
Melt into the atmosphere, you'll see clearly.
Lucky too, you're living here, with someone to comfort you

And dry your tears, evaporate
All the waves you make inside your head.
Just let go of all that fear.

Now, finally the smoke has cleared.
You're gaining happiness everyday.
You're the healthiest you've been in years.
So you can be proud of yourself today

As your tears evaporate
All the waves you make inside your head.
Darling, dry your tears, evaporate
All the waves you make inside your head.

And you will find you've only two choices.
Fear or love.
And darling, I think we both know which one you want!

So let me dry your tears, evaporate.
All the waves you make inside your head.
Darling, dry your tears, evaporate
All the waves you make inside your head.

When you let go of all that fear
You're left with love.
It's always here.
So let's just love to live, my dear.





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Forever With You (2013 Demo)
There's a reason we are here, and you know it.
It's hard to find the words, my dear.
Just go with it
As long as you are always trying to do good.
Just give away your love for free, like you always should.
Now we're singing songs, so easy.
Keeping with that flow.
And just where it come from, darling, no-one really knows.

You just swim with the flow, and finally settle like snow.
I don't know if it shows, I don't know where we will go.
All I need to know is you're here with me.
And wherever I go, i'll be forever with you.
Always, forever with you.
My love.

Now i'm feeling on top of the world with you.
Real love lasts forever, every time you choose.
Now you're feeling what you thought you never could, with me.
Yeah, you know it feels so good: Whenever you believe.

You just swim with the flow, and finally settle like snow.
I don't know if it shows, I don't know where we will go.
All I need to know is you're here with me.
And wherever I go, i'll be forever with you.
Always, forever with you.

Forever with you. Forever with you.
Forever with you. Forever with you.
My love.



Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Good One (2013 Demo)
I just want to help other people
While I have the tools to inspire.
I just make sure I keep it simple
So anyone can feel where I'm coming from.

Have a good one!
For you're a good one!

Have a good one!
For you're a good one!

Stand up tall, you're a beautiful soul.
With so much love to give!
Don't forget that!
Don't forget that (you're a good one)

You're infinite, a unique creation.
So live your life the best you can, while you're still around.
While you're still around.

Have a good one!
For you're a good one!

Have a good one!
For you're a good one!

Have a good one!
For you're a good one!

Have a good one!
For you're a good one!

Have a good one!




Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Hear This (2013 Demo)
Sometimes I feel as rough as a sleepless night
Feel I've had enough of predictable life.
With the ups and downs of a soap opera.
The annoying sounds of those closed off crowds

See the place, feel the real, smell the new, savor the taste.
See the place, feel the real, watch this space, and hear this.

Everyone should have the right of free speech.
Don't wanna live as a brain dead leech.
We should all be ourselves, open up our minds.
Care about our health and find our creative sides.

See the place, feel the real, smell the new, savor the taste.
See the place, feel the real, watch this space, and hear this.

Don't you want to be what you want to be?
Don't you want to be what you want to?






Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Inside (2013 Demo)
I'll be there in your darkest moments, dear.
Your daily dose of confidence.

Endless different roads to go down.
Infinite number of sounds.

Money gets in the way of what's important to me.
One day we'll witness a true equality.

Endless different possibilities.
Humans making friends with trees.

I'll always love.
The play on words.
The mystery of childbirth.

Endless different roads to go down.
Infinite number of sounds.

Don't worry the dark won't fall in.
I'll be right there next to you.
Smiling inside.
Inside.




Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Jigsaw (2013 Demo)
What's with all this pointless violence?
How could I sit back in silence?
When loving people are getting beaten by someone they call their lover!

Maybe one day everyone will see
Heaven can be found in unity.

How long will you put up with it?
You've gotta get away before it's too late.
How long will you deny this?
You've gotta get away for your children's sake!

And you know it all will come together like a jigsaw, somehow.
With faith, it always will.
Come together like a jigsaw, somehow.

You are strong and you are beautiful.
And I know he makes your life unbearable
But it's up to you now.
Your final chance
So stand up tall and reclaim your freedom.

And you know it all will come together like a jigsaw, somehow.
With faith, it always will.
Come together like a jigsaw, somehow.
Come together like a jigsaw, here now.
Come together like a jigsaw
How about right here, right now?




Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Knowing You (2013 Demo)
Knowing you
You'll be charming all the angels in heaven.
Knowing you
You'll be basking in your new found freedom.

The physical pain's all gone, but it still hurts.
To see the love of your life.
Crying her eyes out.

That's so you.
Always thinking of others before yourself.

(It's been an honour knowing you.)




Copyrigyht 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Life Is! (2013 Demo)
So life is!
And a thousand tears are happily falling.
Just a fleeting glimpse of this fragile bliss, you're breathing!
And all the words within this sweet world can't begin to explain
This feeling.
But I'm over the moon, around the Milky Way
And back down to earth again.
And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Life is! Life is! Life is!
Seeing similarities to you.
Life is! Life is! Life is!
Diving right in to something new.
Life is! Life is! Life is!
That moment when you realise.
Life is! Life is! Life is!
Blossoming before your very eyes!

So life is!
And I can't believe I'm here right now.
Holding new life.
I'll teach you everything that I know
And pray you do what's right for you.
I'm daydreaming of milestones that we'll share.
Explaining how you came to life!
Always follow that voice of love that's inside
And you will fly!
Yeah, you will fly!

Life is! Life is! Life is!
Seeing similarities to you.
Life is! Life is! Life is!
Diving right in to something new.
Life is! Life is! Life is!
That moment when you realise.
Life is! Life is! Life is!
Blossoming before your very eyes!





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Mother's Love (2013 Demo)
You held it together.
Somehow.
And i'm so proud to be your son.
And the three of us have been so lucky.
You were always there for us growing up.

Such a happy childhood.
Mostly down to the way you could make everything seem good.
Forever grateful.
The hard work and love you showed me is within my blood.
Sweet memories of activities.
And how you always tried to make the learning fun.
And you're still teaching me.
I'm so glad that we both understand.
Everything is one.
But when push comes to shove.
Nothing is as strong as a Mother's love.

You wanted to be the best you could because of all that you lost.
Now looking at the three of us, you know you've done the best job.
It's hard for me to sing this song without shedding a tear or two.
For the love and pride i'm feeling, it's been with me all my years.
You've been with me all my years.
Inspiring me more than anyone else.
And raising me to have respect for myself and everyone else.

Such a happy childhood.
Mostly down to the way you could make everything seem good.
Forever grateful.
The hard work and love you showed me is within my blood.
Sweet memories of activities.
And how you always tried to make the learning fun.
And you're still teaching me.
I'm so glad that we both understand.
Everything is one.
But when push comes to shove.
Nothing is as strong as a Mother's love.

Nothing is as strong as a Mother's love.
Nothing is as strong as a Mother's love.




Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Next Disaster (2013 Demo)
I'm at that point in my life.
I need to take it by the reins.
I sit alone at nighttime sometimes
And try to write away all the pain.
But the hand never stops ticking.

Just waiting for the next disaster.
I'll greet it with open arms.
Just like a first time Father, the mayhem keeps me calm.
Hey now!

Reading the paper, glad you're not there now.
now, now.

I'm in a vision of the perfect life.
Where no one falls apart.
There's no traffic cones or vehicles at all
Coz everyone's happy where they are.
With no reason to lash out.

Just waiting for the next disaster.
I'll greet it with open arms.
Just like a first time Father, the mayhem keeps me calm.
Hey now!

Reading the paper, glad you're not there now.

Are you comfy? Got your headphones on?
Are you sitting next to a human time bomb?
It could could never happen to you
'Til you're shaking in the bomber's shoes!

You could be the next disaster.

Are you comfy? Got your headphones on?
Are you sitting next to a human time bomb?
It could could never happen to you
'Til you're shaking in the bomber's shoes!

Don't be the next disaster.
I hope it never ever needs to get that far.
I said don't be the next disaster.
I hope it doesn't ever need to get that far.

I said don't be the next disaster.
I hope it never ever needs to get that far.
I said don't be the next disaster.
I hope it doesn't even need to get that far.
Are you comfy?




Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Orion's Belt (2013 Demo)
And then I wondered
Are these moles on my arms
In precise formations like the stars?
Or scattered, random, without a plan?

All I know is there's so much we don't know.
And all I see is too much hunger, pain and greed.
But when i sit and breathe with the beautiful sea
All that tragic separation seems to melt
And I'm just another peaceful notch on Orion's Belt.

Just another peaceful notch on Orion's Belt.

Meditation is the key, it should be taught in schools.
It belongs to no religion and you can mix up all the rules.
GCSE'S have served us well but now it's time for something new.
A test of our compassion to make sure Mother Earth pulls through!

All I know is there's so much we don't know.
And all I see is too much hunger, pain and greed.
But when i sit and breathe with the beautiful sea.
All that tragic separation seems to melt
And I'm just another peaceful notch on Orion's Belt.

Just another peaceful notch on Orion's Belt.





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben
Track Name: Peaceful Sleep (2013 Demo)
I guess this is really happening
And my dreams are coming true.
Now it's time for me to be a man
And really live my life, for you.

I know what needs to be done
And I'm ready to make you proud.
I've been selfish, hasn't everyone?
But I will never let you down.

So this is my lullaby for you, my love.

You can close your eyes, drift off
And I will close mine too, drift off.
In the land of nod, we'll find each other.
And we will go on an adventure.

We will share the sweetest dreams.
We will rest in peaceful sleep
And when our eyes open in the morning
They will meet as we are yawning.

You and me, we are the same thing.
A peaceful sleep.
The sweetest dream.

A peaceful sleep.
The sweetest dream.

A peaceful sleep.
The sweetest dream.






Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Quick Fix (2013 Demo)
Temporary solutions.
Avoiding the real issue.

King of all excuses.
Reason has escaped you.

Don't get me wrong, I know it's easy to become.

A shadow of a shadow of yourself.
But there is a way out.

But you just might not find it overnight.

But with faith, determination and a little meditation, you can!
Make that quick fix a thing of the past!




Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Random Acts Of Kindness (2013 Demo)
So you're a successful businessman
In one of your hotels, with a belly full of food
While the man down the road is hungry and cold
And hasn't got a place to feel safe.

You call that success?

Mr. Businessman
You could learn a lot from that rare lot, that ain't got much
But what they got, they give to another who needs it more.

Every single wanderer is really just a mirror
A different version of you, but their life's a little tougher.

Random acts of kindness will bring you happiness
You're being kind to yourself.
Random acts of kindness will bring you happiness
You're being kind to yourself.

True success is never measured in pounds or pence.

Hey Mr. Businessman, have you got the time?
To take a look around, do yourself proud.
Find that homeless man, offer him a room
A little comfort, food, maybe some new shoes.

Kindness is priceless!

Every single stranger is really just a mirror
A different version of you, but their life's a little tougher.

Random acts of kindness will bring you happiness
You're being kind to yourself.
Random acts of kindness will bring you happiness
You're being kind to yourself.

True success is never measured in pounds or pence.

Kindness is priceless. Kindness is priceless.





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Spirits (2013 Demo)
There are angels guiding me.
I have no proof, but it's a certainty.
If you ask, you shall receive.
They'll only come to us when we believe.

Now you're with passed on relatives.
I know you're alright, from the love you give.
Strong as a lion, you inspire me.
See you in a while, when it's time for me.

I knew that you were on your way to heaven.
But you still found the time to visit me.
Your sweet scent filled my bedroom
And telepathically, you told me love continues.
So don't you worry when you hear the news.
Coz I'll be with you.

On that beach. I'll be with you.
Above those trees. I'll be with you.
Whenever you're in need. I'll be with you.
When you believe in spirits like me.

On that beach. I'll be with you.
Above those trees. I'll be with you.
Whenever you're in need. I'll be with you.
When you believe in spirits like me.

Now I believe
You're looking out for me, with all the family.
It fills you up with joy.
And it's so lovely to know that you will be there.
When it's my time to fly.





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: The Venus Project (2013 Demo)
People and nations are out for themselves.
We're not born with this greed and selfishness.
Society is the cause.

As it stands, we're rapidly moving towards social collapse.
Always wanting the next thing, never built to last.

As long as there is property, there's poverty.

National debts are infinite, it's the innocent that pay.
Let's get our kicks, helping the world become a safer place.

We could start anew.
Garden of Eden or oblivion?
It breaks down
and I am you.

So we need to show the soldiers how to really help
Bridge the difference.
Get rid of all the money
And see the world.
See the world.
See the world of abundance.

'Suppose it rained gold for about 3 days, gold dust.
People would go out and shovel it in, fill the cellars, the attic, every drawer in the.. they'd throw out their clothing.
If the rain kept up for a year, so the gold was all over the place
People would sweep it out of the house
Take their rings off, throw 'em away.
And so human behavior will change to that condition.
There's only a policeman in front of something
That people have need for and don't have access to'

You take the profit out of wars, they wouldn't exist.
I see a future where hunger is a thing of the past.

'A resource based economy operates on the basis of available resources.
It makes those resources available to every human being on earth, free of charge, without a price tag.
So we have today, more than enough resources
To build a far more advanced society.
I'm not talking about limited handouts, so that people just get by.
I'm talking about a very advanced civilization.'





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Unity [Found Me] (2013 Demo)
There's only one
And now you realize.
The way of the world is causing hard times.
So we must search inside, for that heavenly place.
Always there to find, there's a natural grace.

Let music lead you to the now
Learning lessons as you grow.
For you're with everything you know.

Unity. unity.
You are at one with everything.
So find that heaven lives within
Unity. unity.
Find me, heal me.

When separation reunites.
It's no coincidence, it feels right.
Everyone sees with the same light.
Found in the mirror of your soul-mate's eyes.

Let music lead you to the now
Learning lessons as you grow.
For you're with everything you know.

Unity. unity.
You are at one with everything.
So find that heaven lives within
Unity. unity.
In unison with every star.
Become that love, you always are.
Unity, unity.
Found me.
Found me.
(Unity) Found me.
(Unity) Found me.





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Velvet Clouds (2013 Demo)
I was wondering why existence is.
A freedom inside, but I can't get a grip.
'Til those velvet clouds slide in to view.
And it's not so bad, when the sun's shining through.

And it brightens up my day.
For these natural things are alive
And continue to be through love.
And it's that very same love that gives me the strength to battle on.

As I opened my mind I opened up to them
I let myself down all the time, I was a lost soul back then.
'Til this meditation introduced me to the truth.
Everything was one, forever, everything's with you.

And now I have this faith.
All natural things are alive
And continue to be through love.
And it's that very same love that gives me the strength to battle on.

So face that frown towards the velvet clouds.
Upside down, it will turn to a beautiful smile.
And they will turn to a beautiful smile.

If I'm lost, I don't mind.
For I know those velvet clouds
Will find their way to me
At just the right time.
To lift me up, and softly sway me
The right way.
Until the day I join them.
And then I will
softly sway
you, the right way.





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: White Feather (2013 Demo)
I felt the touch of a guardian angel.
When I feared for my life on that drug-fueled night.
I went over the top again.
No respect for my health, losing track of my self.

When the spirit of my Grandma reached out her hand for me.
My fear of dying disappeared.
Touched by this heavenly peace.
Just like the softest little white feather
Glided down to earth to comfort me.
And even though I'd never met her.
She seemed to know my deepest dreams.

Yeah, she knew me, much better than me.
And she gave me what I needed to help me see
What I really needed.
And now, I think I've got the strength to find it.

Now, go find it for yourself.

It's inside as clear as dawn
Just meditate until you feel that heaven.
It can be done by anyone, you see.
Give it a try if you don't believe me.

So when it comes my time to join her.
And you can't find a reason to be.
Wait 'til you see that little white feather.
Then you'll know it's real, and it's really me.

So you can smile knowing I'm still around
Still my happy self, just somewhere new.
And I'll send down a little white feather.
Anytime you're losing track of you.

And i'll know you, much better than you.
And i'll show you exactly what you need to do.
To get yourself through.
And now, I know you've got the strength to do it.

Oh, now you've made it.
Oh, now you've made it.
Oh, now you've made it.





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Xenophobia! (2013 Demo)
You can't help but judge on first impressions.
And spill someone's blood coz you feel threatened.
You're fearing the flux of life.
But that means you fear yourself, there's no sense in that!

Xenophobia!
You're closed off from everything.
Unfamiliar and new to you.
You've never travelled far, outside or within your mind.
Open up your heart and love will bloom.

Stop covering up fear with brutality.
It's time to admit to yourself, you're acting like a baby.
Still fearing the flux of life.
But that means you fear your love, where's the sense in that?

Xenophobia!
You're closed off from everything.
Unfamiliar and new to you.
You've never traveled far, outside or within your mind.
Open up your heart and love will bloom.

Xenophobia!
You're closed off from everything.
Unfamiliar and new to you.
You've never traveled far, outside or within your mind.
Open up your heart and love will bloom.




Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: You Can't See [The Future] (2013 Demo)
It's just one of those things none of us can see.
But it's the most important thing, believe me.
Whatever you call it, God is Love.
And in our darkest moments, it cares, it's there to lead us to the light.
All we must do is let it in.
For as soon as it goes down, my son, the sun is striving to return.

Yes, I believe in things you can't see.
This strength I feel, this dream, so real.
And faith in this melody.
Now you believe in things I can't see.
The joy in your heart, when inspiration starts.
Your love for humanity.

So let's just love all humanity, equally.

You won't remember it
But this life is a challenge we all agreed to take on.
And if we knew the future, then what?
What could we learn from?
So we must learn from our mistakes.
There's things we can't control.
There's things we can, and should
So let's change right now.
And help out those who are in need.
There's no lasting happiness in greed.
Just unity and love, unconditional love.

Yes, I believe in things you can't see.
This strength I feel, this dream, so real.
And faith in this melody.
Now you believe in things I can't see.
The joy in your heart, when inspiration starts.
Your love for humanity.

So let's just love all humanity, equality.





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.
Track Name: Zazen (2013 Demo)
Take a seat
Now as you breathe
Feel
Free
To be
Become
Everything
And nothing
All
At once
You are
Stillness
You are
Persistence
And then it happens
You are
The universe
No time nor thoughts
No pressure, separate parts
No fear or sorrow, holy ghost
Hear
And after, warm embrace
At one
With life
We all create
Energy
In different waves
Whichever
We choose
To praise
Love
Continue
Always
All ways





Copyright 2013. Louis Ruben.