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I Wanna Work For You

by Alexa Weber Morales

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I Wanna Work For You Lyrics and music by Alexa Weber Morales © 2010 (BMI) I wanna know where the meeting is Take me to your leader I'll tell her everything she wants to hear I'll make the coffee sweeter Ain't nobody else who can do the job I do I wanna wear a suit, I wanna work for you My resume never used to fail Now every door is slammed harder I guess you think I know too much But hey, I'll make you look smarter Ain't nobody else who can do the job I do I wanna wear a suit, I wanna work for you Ain't nobody else who can do the job I do I wanna wear a suit, I wanna work for you I used to watch the sailboats on my lunch break I used to wonder if someday I'd catch my wave But everyone was right and I was so wrong Who was I to think that you would buy this song? I got laid off and I became a troubadour I sang with the baby on my hip Please take me back, put me behind the Levolors I can't buy breakfast with my wit Won't you allow me to do your PowerPoint I'm quite happy flying coach I'll bring you 8 am Croissanwiches I'll stay late without reproach Ain't nobody else who can do the job I do I wanna wear a suit, I wanna work for you Ain't nobody else who can do the job I do I wanna be a suit, I wanna work for you Ain't nobody else who can do the job I do I wanna count your beans, I wanna work for you
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Quisiera Retroceder El Tiempo Lyrics and music by Alexa Weber Morales © 2009 (BMI) Quisiera retroceder el tiempo Al hermoso descubrimiento Que eras tierno y eras un tigre Aún el encanto nos envuelve y vive Te digo que tu me matas Gozando el calor de tu piel Apretando mi cintura me contestas Tu me matas tambien Desaparece la luna Me estremezco en tus brazos Trazas caricias con la punta de tu nariz Que ricura tus labios Quisiera retroceder el tiempo Al hermoso descubrimiento Que eras tierno y eras un tigre Aún el encanto nos envuelve y vive Crees conocerme En mi esencia nocturna Profundamente me miras Lentamente nos amamos Lo nuestro sigue en sueños Sopla y alimenta las llamas Lo vivo cuando cierro mis ojos Uy enciéndeme las ganas Quisiera retroceder el tiempo Al hermoso descubrimiento Que eras tierno y eras un tigre Aún el encanto nos envuelve y vive
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I'm Your Man 05:08
I’m Your Man Lyrics and music by Alexa Weber Morales © 2009 (BMI) I’m your man I’ve got everything covered I can pay my own way I can be your casual lover I like to step out and have a good time I know how to drink and fight Sometimes I go too far or meet someone or lose my car and I stay out all night I’m your man and life has shown me Ain’t no one else who can help me stand I’m your man and I know what to do I learned long ago I can’t count on you When someone says it can’t be done I’m your man and I say Yes it can I’m your man and I act real strong I can fix anything and I’m never wrong I’m your man and you don’t have to call me I’ll magically appear when I’m needed I’m your man and you don’t have to worry I know when to beat it Other men might be afraid of me But I’ve got no choice this is who I’ve got to be Sometimes I remember what it was like to be a girl She’s got no place in this heartless world I’m your man and I look so hard Got mouths to feed, can’t let down my guard I’m your man, this act is getting old Deep inside there’s a woman’s soul Don’t want to be your mother Don’t want to be your wife Don’t want to be your man I want to share this life It’s been so long, this act is getting old Could you ever care for a woman’s soul I’m your man I’m your man I’m your man I’m your man
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Into the Stratosphere Lyrics and Music by Alexa Weber Morales © 1999 (BMI) Why are you still watching Every step I take? Are you still obsessing About how much I make? Are you criticizing The colors that I wear? Are you realizing I’m no longer there? Just leave me alone Let your thoughts roam Watch me disappear Into the stratosphere Zo zada zee zada zey Are you still elated When I trip and fall? All this time you’ve waited Now I’m above it all You can analyze me I’m beyond all care Feel free to categorize me As long as you’re aware That I’m on my own I’ve left that old zone Watch me disappear Into the stratosphere Zo zada zee zada zey
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When the Night is Cool and All the Boys Are Sleeping Lyrics and music © 2008 by Alexa Weber Morales (BMI) When the night is cool And all the boys are sleeping I remember the kiss you gave to me No one understands you Even I can’t stand you 20 years slip by so mysteriously I gently close the door they Turn on hidden flashlights Drawing plans that I will never read Once I met a man who Blew the sky wide open Threw his stars into my empty sea Now I scan the clouds in vain Hoping for summer rain My thirsty soul has finally gone to seed I’ve done my best to leave you Cast my bloody heart to stone But I can’t let you sleep on the streets alone There are things you can’t forget And there are things I cannot think And yet you drink it all away Just for once can you just feel it Kiss my lips and let fate seal it When the night is cool and All the boys are sleeping I remember the kiss you gave to me Sweeping up the plastic soldiers Toy grenades under the couch Will they grow up to be all that they can be? Communing with the bad boys Vacuuming the sad noise Your dirty footprints wind up everywhere I’ve done my best to leave you Cast my bloody heart to stone But I can’t let you sleep on the streets alone
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Catástrofe de Amor Letra y música por Alexa Weber Morales © 2009 (BMI) Trato de huir, pongo velocidad… Pero la noche no me ayuda Quemando llanta doy la media vuelta Soñando toco tu puerta Los fantasmas me abren camino Sin querer pizo corazones Luego tus labios descubren cincuenta mil razones Por las cuales estoy compartiendo mis pasiones Es imposible Que este amor oscuro triunfe No sé porque Te he dejado tratarme así Sembramos vientos, recogemos tempestades Porque somos dos desastres Precipitándose a la catástrofe Ámame pues, no aguanto mi soledad Siempre me entrego aunque no debo Si eres tan malo porque tus latidos Me llaman desde tu pecho O será que escucho los mios Me enciego a tus pecados Grítame más, mi ternura calma tu despecho Sollozos transformados en dos cuerpos entrelazados Es imposible Que este amor oscuro triunfe No sé porque Te he dejado tratarme así Sembramos vientos, recogemos tempestades Porque somos dos desastres Precipitándose a la catástrofe Coro: Somos dos desastres Precipitándose a la catástrofe Somos dos
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I Didn’t Drill That Deep Lyrics and music by Alexa Weber Morales © 2010 (BMI) The phone crackled as he yelled You never should’ve said that Don’t you think before you speak? I thought I would take you to deeper horizons Yet you question my authority Respect the chain of command, I’m in control Further requests will be ignored Did you think you could ask me anything? It is not for you to know the plan Just do as you are told Why this fury unleashed? I didn’t drill that deep There’s a hole in the ocean I didn’t drill that deep Why this fury unleashed? I didn’t drill that deep There’s a hole in the ocean And it’s gushing faster than I can speak You’re not getting younger, he said, gunning his car Resources are running down You’re not an easy sell, there’s baggage Soon the night will own this town Without me you won’t go far His rig is rocking on a tumbling sea His mercenaries tell us what to think I wish he could taste what’s in the drink Spilling out, smothering the soul Something inky and bleak Why this fury unleashed? I didn’t drill that deep There’s a hole in the ocean I didn’t drill that deep Why this fury unleashed? I didn’t drill that deep There’s a hole in the ocean Gushing faster than I can speak Cast off the velvet mask I’m not afraid Catch the daylight’s last glimmer I’m not afraid Gather up the feathers I’m not afraid Fires burn on the water I’m not afraid We can do better I’m not afraid Na na na na na I’m not afraid Even if I fail a million ways I’m not afraid A billion, trillion ways I’m not afraid Shut down your corroded ambition I’m not afraid We are the meak We no longer need your protection
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The Names of the Winds Lyrics and music by Alexa Weber Morales © 2011 (BMI) The Williwaw is blasting off from the mountains to the seas Breathing through the Aleutians bearing vapors from the trees Below the Ring of Fire Cordonazo strikes St. Francis While the warm and sleepy Coromell returns the languid land’s kiss I stand in this spot, feet forever pinned While the air whirls endlessly above Tell me all the names of the winds Which one will blow me to my love? Santa Ana feeds the fires, smoke pouring from her skirts Chocolatero sweeps the Gulf in salty sugar spurts Hot-blooded squalls lash out, Tehuentepecer malign Dancing with Bayamo to a sweating drum in time I stand in this spot, feet forever pinned While the air whirls endlessly above Tell me all the names of the winds Whisper all the ways I’ll never know Tell me all the names of the winds Which one will blow me to my love? Longingly the Etesian pines for the Mistral’s daughters The Tramontana roils again Mediterranean waters Over the swells Sirocco shells hot Saharan sand Twisting sails, tossing ships from the courses that they’d planned I stand in this spot, feet forever pinned While the air whirls endlessly above Tell me all the names of the winds Whisper all the ways I’ll never know Tell me all the names of the winds Which one will blow me to my love? Which one will blow me to my love? Which one will blow me to my love?
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I Think of You Lyrics and music by Alexa Weber Morales ©2000 (BMI) When the cat slips out And the moon is gone And the night drags on I think of you When the bills are due And the milk goes sour And I watch the hour I think of you I never thought I wanted you to leave me all alone But now that you are gone it’s really clear that I have grown ’Cause all you ever wanted was to find yourself a clone Someone who’d understand the reasons why you’re never home When I stub my toe When I spill my wine When I stand in line I think of you When I blow a fuse When I crack a plate When the check is late I think of you When I miss the bus When I lose my keys When the dog has fleas I think of you When I chip a tooth When I trip and fall When I drop the ball I think of you And you were always telling me that I was just a fool Who couldn’t figure out that human beings were always cruel ’Cause every interaction is to you another tool A stepping stone to lead you to your final global rule When the news is grim And the sheets are cold And I’m feeling old I think of you I think of you I think of you I think of you
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Let’s Not Ruin This Affair Lyrics and music by Alexa Weber Morales © 2007 Pourquoi gâcher notre affaire? Animée d’une puissance illimitée L'essentiel, vois-tu, c'est le mystère? Je me fous du ménage domestique Fais vibrer mes secrets acoustiques Let’s not ruin this affair Charged with unlimited potential Can’t you see the mystery is essential? Screw domestic devastation Show me eccentric motivation Please don’t say how great we’d be Let’s rewind to our pleasant repartee If you want me in your arms take me dancing, you fool! Let’s make music together No morning guilt as a tether Let’s not ruin this affair Go ahead and shop for another bed Don’t hold my hand, I’m not hoping to be led I’m a woman in her prime Play my piano, it’s divine Let’s not ruin this affair Sublimation suits you so well Give me your best shot, your truest laugh Give me your finest thought, your choicest word When all your flings have piled up in the past When you see how far I’ve come undeterred You’ll remember me You’ll remember me …and how I made us last Pourquoi gâcher notre affaire? Ne prends pas ma main, a quoi ça sert? Je suis maîtresse de mon destin Sans les remords amers du matin Pour le meilleur et pour le pire Un trait d'esprit, un éclat de rire Il était une fois, une fois qui n'était pas
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First of all, I want to thank the 90 backers on Kickstarter who made this project possible. Sam Bevan, you're a collaborator beyond compare, the finest arranger and producer I could have chosen to evolve my sound! Gary Mankin, magic musical mensch. Jonathan Alford, gentle, jazzy and true! Carlos Caro & Colin Douglas, creative and in the pocket, el oso y el cubano al ataque! Felix Samuel, gracias por tu voz auténtica de la Habana. Mara and Steffen, your brass is a blast. Raj Kumar, thank you for your help videotaping and efforts to make the Kickstarter campaign a success! Robert Remy, how delightful to discover that a simple request from 3 years ago could compound into something much grander.

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released November 15, 2011

Executive producer: Robert Remy
Producer, composer: Alexa Weber Morales
Associate producer, arranger: Sam Bevan
Recording engineer: Gary Mankin
Recording studios: Whip Records, Berkeley, CA
Knob and Tube, San Francisco, CA
Acoustic and electric bass, keyboards, guitar: Sam Bevan
Piano: Jonathan Alford
Drumset, timbales, percussion: Colin Douglas
Percussion, congas, timbales: Carlos Caro
Guest vocals: Felix Samuel
Trombone: Mara Fox
Trumpet: Steffen Kuehn
Photography: David Belove
Design: Alexa Weber Morales

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Alexa Weber Morales Oakland, California

Since 2004, Oakland, Calif.-based multilingual (French, Spanish, Portuguese, English) songwriter Alexa Weber Morales has made 10 studio recordings, including 2 solo albums and a solo EP, From Me To Yule. In 2010, her vocals graced the Grammy-nominated latin jazz album Bien! Bien! In 2011, Alexa made her first all-original, fan-funded album, I Wanna Work For You. She loves to gig! ... more

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