Idle Brains

by Zombie Mañana

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"Idle Brains" is the debut album from Zombie Mañana. ZM is Electronic Singer-Songwriter Danny Biggins. Released Tuesday 9.29.15.

These songs were dreamed, written, and recorded in Huntley, IL

℗ 2015 Zombie Mañana

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released September 29, 2015

All songs, instruments & Ableton production by ZM (Danny Biggins)
Additional mixing by Asim Ali
Mastered by Asim Ali
Album art by Bobby Rowland
Cover Art by Michael Niebres
Mask by Nathan "Slim Pickins" Maxwell
Violin on "I Am a Ghost" by Cassandra Lynn
Track 9 written with The Coop & Andy Greenleaf

Endless thanks to: My loving parents, Ryan Biggins, my entire family, the love of my life Brandi Michaelis, my boys in The Coop, Bobby Rowland, Nathan Maxwell, Asim Ali, mrZpacely, Michael Niebres, Pat Marek, Mikey Vujasin for use of his studio, Brian Roberts, Cassandra Lynn, Amber & Figaro, Dan McIntyre, Mitch Corso, Dan Maki, all the amazing friends who have believed in me and supported me over the years, the Chicago music scene and all the incredible music that comes from this area, good days, bad days, the struggle, whoever/whatever put me here, music sweet music, my dear family & friends who have passed on to the next life, "the unquestionable supremacy of nature", Goog Fremlar, to anyone who has read this far... Endless love to you. ENJOY.

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Zombie Mañana Chicago, Illinois

Hello, I'm Zombie Mañana. No fear is the next frontier. PERSEVERE; embrace the blood, sweat, and tears.
This half-man, half-dream seeks refuge from this place, this world where everything is a race. Tragedies and adversities taught me more than universities. Happiness and ecstasy comes from living with no jealousy. All it takes to be inspiring is to be inspired, and now is the time to rewire. ... more

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Track Name: New Meanings
NEW MEANINGS
New meanings for everything you've seen and believed
Reroute the synapses the routine collapses
Make efforts so clever you don't see it coming
Paint over the layers become a soothsayer

In the zone
Independent
In for good
Independent

New meanings for everything you've seen and believed
Reroute the synapses the routine collapses
Make efforts so clever you don't see it coming
Paint over the layers become a soothsayer

In the zone
Independent
In for good
Independent

Which came first the question or the answer?
Today is a zombie melodrama
Duality, Reality, Triviality
Every moment's cluttered by opinion
I'm trading sleep for a zombie mañana
Monotony, Lobotomy, Surreality
Track Name: Whistleblower
WHISTLEBLOWER

The deception
Go on as you were
There is nothing to see here
CONFIDENTIAL
"We know all the answers
But we cannot share them with you"
The deceit, the descent
Deliberate oppression of the transcendental
"Our agenda does not concern you!"

We the good sheeple
Victims of evil
I don't want to say that it's all a trick
but it's not what you think

Limitations
Imposed down upon us
by those who claim to lead us
This is old news
This is the last turning point
You're either with us or lost forever

Don't be scared it's ok
We all know that entropy is the only way
Look at the bigger picture
Violence, politics, overpopulation and climate change
We can't be far from rock bottom

We the good people can conquer evil
It will never be easy
It won't ever be easy

(whistleblower)
Track Name: Beauty
BEAUTY

Finding your way in the dark
Ain't half as tough as
Finding your way in the light

How funny it is to feel like an outsider
When it's coming from within
But such is so familiar
Where can I even begin?

I'm distracted by things of little worth
I just want to roam around the earth

There is beauty to be seen
Drink Water from a spring
What you're looking for can be
Anything, anything, anything

Holding your breath underwater,
Holding water in the air

Why do I lose myself?
So far gone, gone again, No control
I've fired all of my flares
No one there, nobody, gone again

There is beauty to be seen
Drink Water from a spring
What you're looking for can be
Anything, anything, anything
Track Name: Stampede
Stampede

Everyone is rushing me
then they have the nerve to ask
why I'm going so fast
"It's not like there's a stampede
right behind you threatening your life"
They say this with a grin
A real shit-eating grin
A smile more mischievous than contagious
More infected than infectious
The reaper beckoning on your life

They haven't caught up with me
They are craving my destiny
Like a pack of salivating dogs
Like a pack of swirling vultures
What will it take to stop the herd
and why aren't you more disturbed?

Everyone is rushing me
then they have the nerve to ask
why I'm going so fast
"It's not like there's a stampede
right behind you threatening your life"
They say this with a grin
A real shit-eating grin
A smile more mischievous than contagious
More infected than infectious
The reaper beckoning on your life

No one can take my energy
I'm the only one with that kind of power

No one can take my energy
I am the only one with that kind of power
With the force of a nuclear reactor
With the force of chemical warfare
What will it take to stop the man
and what's your back up plan?

Everyone is rushing me
then they have the nerve to ask
why I'm going so fast
"It's not like there's a stampede
right behind you threatening your life"
They say this with a grin
A real shit-eating grin
A smile more mischievous than contagious
More infected than infectious
The reaper beckoning on your life
Track Name: Full Immersion
FULL IMMERSION

You soul seek
You thrive in the deep end
The way we used to
We're past the days of lazy daydreams
The way we used to
You thrive in the deep end
You soul Seek

You know me
I dive in the deep end
The way olympians do, but into the pool of life
The way we used to
I dive in the deep end

The potential is everlasting
So demand it, no asking
There is no dipping your toe
The water is perfect

Full Immersion, I'm talking all in no faking
the adventures, escapades, noble journeys
The d-d-d-d-digitalization of human moments
Digital addiction it can take you down

The potential is everlasting
So demand it, no asking
There is no dipping your toe
The water is perfect

Full Immersion, I'm talking all in no faking
the adventures, escapades, noble journeys
The d-d-d-d-digitalization of human moments
Digital addiction it can take you down
Track Name: Reenactment
REENACTMENT

In speaking I have tainted words that could have been
Poems, mantras, a passage to cool fires within
Tip tippy toein' Imitatin' the fluttery motion of escapin'
Tip tippy toe instigatin' a suble reenactment for you

In my return I have stories wicked, twisted, insane
Shapeshifters and plastic souls who wait in vain
To gather up the remaining iotas that once were sustaining
Waiting and waiting and waiting to take a nice chunk out of you

Make your plans for escape
When you know who you're running from
You won't run, you won't run, you won't run
Just take the stage and steal the show

In a single flash I have lost track of who, what, when, where, why?
Your answers resemble dancers when I gently inquire "why?"
I was doing fine 'til you took the stage
Closing the curtains on a golden age
I was doing fine 'til you looked my way
Those eyes they could change the world

In modest words I declare a newfound love for
Making love without inhibition I won't hold back
Feelings sweet feelings
That tormented me lift me up to be all that I can be
Feelings sweet feelings releasing
A subtle reenactment for you

Make your plans for escape
When you know who you're running from
You won't run, you won't run, you won't run
Just take the stage and steal the show
Track Name: I Am a Ghost
I AM A GHOST

I am a ghost

Deceiving the other apparitions

I no longer feel pain

I'm frozen and numb


I am a host

For viral infestations

It's not a pretty picture

It's still worth a thousand words



Together we can haunt

The people who don't believe

We promise not to torture or taunt

Just a little spook

to jolt them, make them live again



I am a ghost

Deceiving the other apparitions

I no longer feel pain

I'm frozen and numb



I am a host

For viral infestations

It's not a pretty picture

It's still worth a thousand words
Track Name: Understand
UNDERSTAND

At a loss, at a loss for words
Every mutter every stutter falls short
And I always overcomplicate things
I just try to understand

There's a melodrama inside
You and me and all the world

We really do try, we really do (try to understand)
At least we say we do (try to understand)

We walk around like big know-it-alls
Yet most can't say hello or make eye contact
We've built up walls
We gotta tear them down to understand

All flash and no class
All hype and no tact
We talk for miles but trip and fall when we walk
We talk for miles but no one walks in others' shoes
We gotta put them on to understand

Where's the love for our fellow man?
Impatience is the western way

We rarely do try, we rarely do (try to understand)
At least we pay our dues (try to understand

Melodrama
Track Name: Idle Brains
IDLE BRAINS

The moment you awoke did you see magic? (2x)
Wrong side of the bed means you forgot your
Naturally occuring supernatural powers

Eyes in the night sky turn us into satellites
Falling free we're lost in the debris
The deep abyss has taken me

You think I'm making jokes ha ha ha ha ha
Me, myself, and I wish we could say we were
I betrayed myself once and hurt me
We now stand tall and love unconditionally

At sunrise everything aligns
So get up son and improvise
Falling free we're lost in the debris
All of this was unforseen

Eyes in the night skies turn us into satellites
Falling free we're lost in the debris
Blown up into smithereens

Who has the cure for an idle brain? (2x)
The magic bestowed on you from a higher plain
Your naturally occurring supernatural powers
Track Name: The Next Phase
THE NEXT PHASE

I'm ready to move on
When did things become so complex?
I'm trying to pinpoint that moment
There's many distractions
When did I spin so far out?
I'm trying to orbit that moment
Nostalgic tremors every waking hour
Fond pictures playing over and over
To know who I am is all I wish for

Fill my eyes with color
Surround my ears with sound
I'm a mirror reflecting melodies all around
Art is where my heart is
There's no time for petty games
There's no time for shoestring tales

I'm moving on
What was I waiting for?
Longing for the next phase
I've gone forth, how could I not look back?
My memories keep me young
The tremors return now the time is ours
My motion picture playing over and over
To be a strong man is all I push for

Fill my eyes with color
Surround my ears with sound
I'm a mirror reflecting melodies all around
Art is where my heart is
There's no time for petty games
There's no time for shoestring tales