Midst Of The Mayhem

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Previously released on "Loose Ends" by Groove Thangs, 2011.


It was real time in multiple layers
soothsayers, dragon slayers
working in teams to rip your dreams at the seams
but it seems you done come out clean
into the world that you had been declining
now you're shining as you're redifining your place
in the midst of the mayhem
you don't believe in games, you just play 'em

It was half time, between the right and the righteous
you know the mighteous, the out of sighteous
working your way through the chinks in the armor
of the farmer, you're a real snake charmer
'cause your words, they float like birds not like turds
over herds of the sheep still asleep standing deep
in the midst of the mayhem
you don't believe in words, you just say 'em

Where? In the midst of the mayhem

Double time in a triple situation
frustration, no communication
between the parties doing battle
you know their prattle could be heard up in Seattle
because they're loud and proud to draw a crowd
it's unreal but that's the way they feel as they kneel
in the midst of the mayhem
they don't believe in prayers, they just pray 'em

Where? In the midst of the mayhem


from Anthology, released November 1, 2014
(J. Stacey, Stabro Music)
Bonefish Johnny - Guitar, lead vocals
Down Pat - Vocals, keyboards
Jeff Watkins - Saxophones, clavinet
Christopher B - Bass
Tim Kuchta - Drums

Recorded by Jeff Watkins at Neverglades Studios, Florida, 1992.



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Bonefish Johnny Fort Lauderdale, Florida

His name's borrowed from a Bahamian angler, his music from a driftwood pile of blues, funk and island grooves. The driving force behind funk rock act Groove Thangs and eclectic barband Shack Daddys, Bonefish Johnny's been crossing over between the blues, indie and jamband scenes for years. With his Funky Roots Revue, solo and with other artists, he continues to move bodies and minds. ... more

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