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Emulator II

by Adrian Star

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1.
I was on a joy ride last night in the city with my music playing on the radio My top was down and everyone was lookin’ One girl flashed a smile and one guy yelled “right on” Everyone's alive... On the avenue Everyone's alive. Neon lights Everyone's alive. Suits and high heel shoes Everyone's alive. A-li-ive Everyone's alive... In a fast car Everyone's alive... On a roof top Everyone's alive. A-li-ive I hear the siren's ring and the lights are flashing A cop stopped me and told me I was movin’ too slow I pumped up the volume, I looked but I said nothing He listened for a minute, smiled, and then he let me go Everyone's alive... On the avenue Everyone's alive. Neon lights Everyone's alive. Suits and high heel shoes Everyone's alive. Everyone’s alive Driving home in the morn, the sunrise now is peakin' Downtown is dead, the buildings all alone I was driving out of town, I noticed cars were parkin' Everyone is still alive, the party moved uptown Everyone's alive... On the avenue Everyone's alive. Neon lights Everyone's alive. Suits and high heel shoes Everyone's alive. A-li-ive Everyone's alive... In a fast car Everyone's alive... On a roof top Everyone's alive. A-li-ive Everyone's alive Everyone's alive On the avenue Neon lights Suits and high heel shoes In a fast car. On a roof top Everyone's alive. Everyone's alive
2.
This is where it's happening here all day Let yourself move, it's time to play This is a tune that's on my list Called Move Your Dance Bone it goes like this Movin' to the other side, so we may as well dance You ever had a dream? Then you wake up Come on Move your dance bone. Bustin' high or low Move your dance bone. High or low If you think you know what the meaning is… If you think you know Clean your dirty mind… Clean your dirty mind I’m just singin’ Innocent anatomy Move your dance bone. Move your dance bone Move your dance bone, and you won't be alone Move your dance bone Change the pace. Win the race Now, I wanna sing another song It's called the bone song. Yeah, you've sang this before You can try to sing along, but you may not remember it this way It goes like this My foot bone's connected to my leg bone My leg bone's connected to my hip bone My hip bone's connected to my back bone My back bone's connected to my dance, dance bone Move your dance bone. Move your dance bone. Move your dance bone
3.
Someone calls. Calling back to get you off the wall A voice on the line. The lips are so sincere And somebody's eyes are watchin’ everything you do Maybe it's time to call her, tell her you're watching too Somebody's lips are talkin’, telling you the truth If you feel it's time to call her, tell her you believe it's true Someone calls. A voice of the past to give you hope A voice on the line. The lips so very clear Somebody's lips are talkin’, telling you the truth If you feel it's time to call her, tell her you believe it's true Somebody's eyes are watchin’ everything that you do Maybe it's time to call him, tell him you're watching too Somebody's lips are talkin’, telling you the truth If you feel it's time to call her, tell her you believe it's true Somebody's lips, somebody’s lips are talkin'
4.
Street people get together. Uptown people come together It's all for your love. Give it all for our love of good Street people make it matter Uptown people make it better All you people It's all for your love. Give it all for our love of good It's all for your love. Give it all for our love of good Feel the never ending love. Feel that everlasting love of good Street people every evening make it matter, what you believe in Uptown people every morning make it better, what you're seein’ Hold on. What you’re seein’ It's all for your love. Give it all for our love of good Feel the never ending love. Feel that everlasting love of good Feel the never ending love. Feel that everlasting love of good Street people get together. Uptown people come together Feel the never ending love. Feel that everlasting love of good Feel the never ending love. Feel that everlasting love of good
5.
I can't tell you where I'll be tonight. But I'm sure that I'll be alone tonight So now that you know you won't be seeing me Will you try to ask them about me? Do you, can you, will you… ever think of me? You're mistaking. It's not your heart that's breaking So tell me how you'd still love me now I hear that whistle calling for me. My train is leaving for the city So tell me how you'd still love me now. Now Do you, can you, will you… ever think of me? I can't lie to you, and say to you-- No, I can't tell you that I ever loved you So tell me. So tell me how you'd still love me now. Now No, I can't tell you that I ever loved you
6.
Empty Future 03:46
It's the right time for me now, cause I don't feel the pain I don't have to fear if I don't think about the future I've been assigned a role to play as a person to create A marked light in a darkened time is how I should have stayed I've not been good at staying in character as they say It's the right time for me now, cause I don't feel the pain I don't have to fear if I don't think about the future Nothing can hurt me now. I'm still dry in the rain I won't have to bear a time in a lost and empty future Years of climbing to the sky but coming short to fall All I've said and all I've done hasn't gotten me very far What was all this for when no one sees the shining stars Empty future It's the right time for me now, cause I don't feel the pain I don't have to fear if I don't think about the future Nothing can hurt me now. I'm still dry in the rain I won't have to bear a time in a lost and empty future Nothing can hurt me now. I'm still dry in the rain I won't have to bear a time in a lost and empty future
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Good Enough 03:55
Good enough. Nothin’s in your way Good enough. Nothin’s in your way Hard enough in everything you say Tough enough for whoever’s after you Good enough when you’re tough You turn it on when it’s time to play You get it on, it’s your time today It don’t matter who stops… you keep it going Who’s better than you? Remind yourself, you know that you are… Good enough. Nothin’s in your way. Hard enough in everything you say Tough enough for whoever’s after you. Good enough. Hard enough Get enough. Gotta get your pay. Slick enough. Look the part you play Tough enough for whoever’s after you. Good enough when you’re tough You’re only you You don’t give up, your passion is true You’re always up, you’re one of the few It don’t matter who stops You know the way to make it happen You’ll get your way. You know how to stack ‘em You’re good enough. Nothin’s in your way Hard enough in everything you say Tough enough for whoever’s after you Good enough when you’re tough You’re only you Get enough. Gotta get your pay Slick enough. Look the part you play Tough enough for whoever’s after you Good enough when you’re tough You’re only you Good enough. Hard enough. Tough enough. Good enough. Hard enough You’re only you. You’re only you. You’re only you
8.
Emulate 03:47
Workin’ in the studio scratchin’ a beat when a voice from the back started calling for me I turned around fast to see who it was My big blue machine, I knew it because The lights were lit, the power was true Who else could it be but my Emulator II? Searching my disk, but not just one This machine has two drives to run To run the sounds that are in my mind and on the floppy disks that go inside Running two drives at the same time to make the instrumental to back this rhyme EMU factory disks are great and so are the ones that you create A drum, a string, a horn, a bass 512 kilobytes of memory space So if you wanna know who made this tune it’s cut from yours truly and my Emulator II Emulate Some of you might think I’m goin’ too far and that I should be singin’ about a guitar But need I remind you of what we are? The Emulator II teamed with Adrian Star 1984 & 85, these are the years that brought alive EMU II in the first, then the II+ to quench your thirst For synthesizer greatness that you crave not just for the sound but the sampling rate You’d be best served if you just let it create You can even sample sounds from the Jupiter 8 Emulate No single synth has had more hits than the Emulator II, I can guarantee this Where would I be without my partner in crime? Using soft synths like a poser in decline So before you assume I hooked her up to a Mac And programmed the parts to record the playback I didn’t do that, my integrity stands I still play the keys in real time with my hands Never before has a cut been made about the Emulator II and what it can say No presets built on this thing Use a floppy disk to make it sing If you can’t handle what it brings just fake everything like it was 2016 Now… though my second album might be causing a fuss My third and next album will be called the II+ Now everyone knows and they won’t soon forget But you haven’t heard anything yet Emulate
9.
Self Control 04:34
Oh the night is my world. City light, painted girl In the day nothing matters. It's the night time that flatters In the night, no control. Through the wall something's breaking Wearing white as you're walkin' down the street of my soul You take my self, you take my self control You got me livin' only for the night Before the morning comes, the story's told You take my self, you take my self control Another night, another day goes by I never stop myself to wonder why You help me to forget to play my role You take my self, you take my self control I, I live among the creatures of the night I haven't got the will to try and fight Against a new tomorrow, so I guess I'll just believe it that tomorrow never comes A safe night, I'm living in the forest of my dream I know the night is not as it would seem I must believe in something, so I'll make myself believe it that this night will never go Oh, oh, oh. Oh, oh, oh. Oh, oh, oh. Oh, oh, oh. Oh, oh, oh. Oh the night is my world. City light, painted girl In the day nothing matters. It's the night time that flatters You take my self, you take my self control You got me livin' only for the night Before the morning comes, the story's told You take my self, you take my self control I, I live among the creatures of the night I haven't got the will to try and fight Against a new tomorrow, so I guess I'll just believe it that tomorrow never comes A safe night, I'm living in the forest of my dream I know the night is not as it would seem I must believe in something, so I'll make myself believe it that this night will never go You take my self, you take my self control You've got me livin' only for the night
10.
Get together On the streets at night Get together On the streets at night Get together… on the streets at night On the streets at night
11.
Back To Back 04:24
Face to face Back to back we talk. No look. Turned away Back to back we walk. Two ways. Not the same I don't desire this house of empty halls It's my desire to prevent the fall Back to back we saw a time when we could play and back to back we crawl, back to back I don't desire this time of empty halls It's my desire to prevent the fall I'll light the fire. A flame to start it all A life of higher reason for the cause I’ll light the fire… face to face Face to face It's my desire Back to back we know we'll never be the same and Face to face we know we'll never play the game, now I don't desire this house of empty halls It's my desire to prevent the fall I'll light the fire. A flame to start it all A life of higher reason for the cause It’s my desire Face to face It’s my desire… face to face I’ll light the fire Face to face

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1980's era pop style music. Album is entitled "Emulator II" as nearly every sound (including drums) was recorded using the legendary synthesizer/sampler EMU-Emulator II from 1984. It is the folow-up to "Emulator" (2014). Recorded only with musical instruments (including synthesizers) from 1982-1987. No soft synths were used.
Watch official music videos for "Somebody's Lips", Street & Uptown Love", "Do You Can You Will You?", & "Emulate" on www.hesaidshesaidproductions.com/adrianstar.html or YouTube.
Two songs on this album have been featured in the 1995 era feature film "Stealing Sunrise 2: Malibu Trail" available on Amazon Prime Video and Tubi.

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released July 1, 2016

All music/instruments, lyrics, & vocal melodies written & performed by Adrian Star on all songs except where noted on individual track information.

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Adrian Star Phoenix, Arizona

Adrian Star is a 1980's anachronism in music. His synth-pop sound is influenced heavily by genres of the 80's such as New Wave, Top 40 Pop, and R&B Dance. He uses vintage synthesizers & older recording equipment to achieve his signature sound. He does not use "soft synths" (software/virtual based instruments). He plays his instruments in real time & does not utilize auto-tune vocal technology. ... more

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