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    Music Is The Doctor
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    "Music is the Doctor" was just a lyric idea I had years ago when working with the Neville Brothers. I had presented the idea to Charles Neville when we were about to go into the studio to start recording. I remember recording the music for it but it was never really finished.

    (I later learned that the Doobie Brothers had a song with the same idea but I never heard their version until after I starting mixing this song. I think you'll find that it's nothing like their song. And I do love the Doobie Brothers!)

    Anyway during the unexpected coronavirus hiatus, I finally had some time to go back and finish the lyric and the song took on a whole new life. I recorded all the parts in Los Angeles just before Thanksgiving 2020. I think the song has a great meaning for these times we are living in.

    MUSIC IS THE DOCTOR

    Music is a doctor
    That will heal your troubled spirit

    And the rhythm can change you If you get your body near it

     So every man and woman Every boy and girl
    Let’s all sing the same song And heal our world

    VERSE

    Music is a gift
    That brings such a thrill
    More than any drug
    Or happy pill
    You don’t need a fancy doctor with a Phd
    Cause the prescription is love And some harmony

    From the earth of the blues

    To the heat of Rock and Roll

    Don’t matter what the music

    So longs it got soul

    The message is simple

    And it’s plain to see
    It’s all the same song

    For you and me

    CHORUS

    Music is a doctor
    That will heal your troubled spirit

    And the rhythm can save you
    If you get your body near it
    So every man and woman

    Every boy and girl
    Let’s all sing the same song

    And heal our world

    With the Power of Song

    We can fix all our wrongs

    Everybody sing along

    BRIDGE

    With the Power of Song

    We can fix what is wrong (make a joyful noise)
    And we’ll all get along

    Just a simple sound

    Makes a change go round In perfect harmony

    CHORUS

    LAST VERSE

    I love some Mozart and Miles
    and some Gospel too
    Or the funky sounds of James Brown It’s easy to do
    No matter what the style
    No matter what you choose
    The whole world is warming up
    And it’s waiting for you

    CHORUS

    (Copyright Shane Theriot Music ASCAP 2021)

    Shane Theriot- Lead and Background Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drum programming, Percussion, 

    Mixed by Paul Brown at The Funky Joint, Los Angeles, CA.

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    Tell Me A Lie
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    TELL ME A LIE

    IT'S BETTER THAN NOTHIN'

    MAYBE LIKE YOUR CRAZY BOUT ME

    OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT

    YOU KNOW I KNOW WE JUST MET

    FIVE MINUTES AGO

    DON'T NEED NO COMMITMENT

    BUT I JUST GOTTA KNOW

    YOU AIN'T SAID ONE WORD 

    SINCE THE TIME WE MET

    SO I'LL TAKE WHAT I CAN GET

    TELL ME A LIE- IT'S BETTER THAN NOTHING

    JUST A LITTLE WHITE LIE

    IS ALL I ASK

    OR A DIRTY LITTLE CHAT

    IF YOUR UP FOR THE TASK

    JUST A LITTLE OL FIB

    IS BETTER THAN THIS

    CAUSE MAKE BELIEVE LOVE

    IS WHAT I'M STARTING TO MISS

    TELL ME A LIE, IT'S BETTER THAN NOTHING

    SOLO

    BRIDGE

    TALK TO ME GIRL

    JUST A WORD OR TWO

    I DON'T WANNA SOUND DESPERATE

    BUT I'M CRAZY BOUT YOU

    DON'T BE SCARED I AIN'T NO CREEP

    I JUST THINK IT'S DESTINY

    THAT WE SHOULD MEET

    TELL ME A LIE

    IT'S BETTER THAN NOTHING

    LIKE THE SUN AND THE MOON

    AIN'T UP IN THE SKY

    JUST A LITTLE OL FIB

    IS BETTER THAN THIS

    MAKE BELIEVE LOVE IS WHAT I'M STARTING TO MISS

    TELL ME A LIE IT'S BETTER THAN NOTHING

    Shane Theriot- vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, percussion

    Recorded at Dirty Power, New Orleans, LA

    Vocal recorded by Paul Brown at the Funky Joint, Los Angeles.

    Doug Belote- drums

    Mixed by Paul Brown at the Funky Joint, Los Angeles, CA

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    Raining In The Desert
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    This little ditty is called "Raining in the Desert" - The idea for this song actually started taking shape years ago, as some songs tend to do.

    I remember being on tour and riding through the desert somewhere looking out of the window and wondering what it would be like if it just suddenly started raining. Hmm... sure would have been a strange contrast to what I was seeing at the time with the all the cactus and sandy terrain.

    Bam. Song idea. Only took me about 15 years to do something with it!

    Yes it's about raining in the desert "the cactus plants are smiling and the ground begins to smile...." but it's actually a metaphor about hope and how a troubled inner city youth finds solace in the rain. 

    It's Raining in the Desert (by Shane Theriot)

    Walk fast won't last

    Hot sand between my toes

    I've walked so far way past

    where anybody goes

    Gotta find my way

    In this barren desert land

    I could use a friend or two

    A friendly helping hand

    But hope is

    pouring down on me

    CHORUS

    It's raining in the desert

    If only for a while

    the cactus plants are laughing

    and the ground begins to smile

    this whole thing may be a dream

    but I don't care if it's make believe

    it's raining in the desert

    if only for a while

    VERSE 2

    Like a blues song

    I ain't got no shoes on

    Livin in this messed up war zone

    talking bout  -Big Easy

    Voodoo town-

    all the bad boys hanging round

    But hope is pouring down on me

    CHORUS 2

    It's raining in the desert

    If only for a while

    the cactus plants are laughing

    and the ground begins to smile

    I'm the only sane one left

    Been walking all these miles

    it's raining in the desert

    if only for a while

    BRIDGE

    ooh rain

    make it rain

    SOLO

    REPEAT CHORUS

    Shane Theriot- all Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drum programming, percussion, Effects

    Mixed by Jack Miele at Dirty Power Studios, New Orleans, LA

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    The You And Now
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    The You and Now

    Sunlight

    Dances in your hair

    Early morning silence

    I smell the river in the air

    Ol Mississipi pulling me back

    tries to make me look down

    keep me stuck in the crack

    Caught between what may have been

    and what’s now history

    But why does it matter if life ain’t what it seems

    Cause the You and now are everything to me

    I know I take a lot for granted

    and waste a lot of time talkinig about old stuff

    but if this moment right now would last forever

    well it still wouldn’t be enough

    cause one day

    we’ll be no more

    some old photographs and torn love letters

    are all that’s left for sure

    So why should it matter if life ain’t what it seems

    Cause the You and now are everything to me

    You make me feel like the richest guy in town

    I’ll stay by your side as long as you allow

    Right now we have each other but tomorrow

    there may not be another

    So why should it matter if life ain’t what it seems

    Cause the You and now are everything to me

    Shane Theriot- vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, lap steel, effects

    Mixed by Paul Brown at the Funky Joint, Los Angeles, CA.

Four vocal songs- "Music is the Doctor", "Tell Me A Lie", "Raining in the Desert" and "The You and Now". High quality WAV 44/24 audio files.

All instruments- Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drums and Programming by Shane Theriot.

Drums on "Tell me a Lie" by Doug Belote

Mixed by Jack Miele (Music Shed, New Orleans) Shane Theriot and Paul Brown (Funky Joint, Los Angeles)

Cover photo by Greg Vorobiov

Comments
Jonathan  C.

I must have missed this! ayayay JC

Deborah G.

Love the potent and timely Music Is The Doctor!