Who Sang Samurai Cowboy? Kurt Elling

Release information
Release Date: 2011-3-7
Genre: Jazz
Style: Contemporary Jazz
length: 3:24
producer: Don Was
piano: Laurence Hobgood
vocal: Kurt Elling
mixer: Seth Presant
bass: John Patitucci
guitar: John McLean
percussion: Lenny Castro
tenor saxophone: Bob Mintzer
Lyrics
You dig /everything in life / everything you've seen
Everywhere you've been / you have been thinking all of the time

Everything that's happened to you / has been made or construed to brood
At least passively in the life of the mind

You dig / memory is such / nothing gets away
Everything you touch / finds a place / deep inside your inner clutch

And it seems gigantical scenes / pouring in from your outer dreams
Wrinkle mental stuff in your own skully hutch

And once you think it / naught you can do to stop / you've simply got to cop
Nevertheless the thought can really wig you

Like sometimes I'll / go for a run / there's nothing I expect to run to
When all of the sudden the thought begins / a feeling like in my brain there lives an alien / And it gets funky then

Then I think / maybe I am just a little man in a s___e capsule
Riding 'round in a balloon / deep down inside my head
(Some big old giant's head - dig?)

I'm driving the running / the motion sequence of running and pushing and Pumping the oxygen deep in the plumbing / sumping on to some-way
Some-how keep on moving the giant / keeping him pliant

Right now an arch-typical synap-tically of light / a firing anatomical hit
Is right now getting down / dig?
Shooting a rapid-fire sparkle-chemical in the atmosphere, here

& thinking that I'm thinking of thinking / only makes me think a kink
In a way / that only goes to cite that Descartes was right!

You dig /everything in life / everything you've seen
Everywhere you've been / you have been thinking all of the time

Everything that's happened to you / has been made or construed to brood
At least passively in the life of the mind

You dig / memory is such / nothing gets away
Everything you touch / finds a place / deep inside your inner clutch

And it seems gigantical scenes / pouring in from your outer dreams
Wrinkle mental stuff in your own skully hutch

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Matte Kudasai
  • 2 Stepping Out
  • 3 Come Running to Me
  • 4 Norwegian Wood
  • 5 Blue in Green
  • 6 Samurai Cowboy
  • 7 After the Love Has Gone
  • 8 Golden Lady
  • 9 Nighttown, Lady Bright

  • Release information
    label: Concord Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin