Dragons EP

by Chibi Kodama

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about

Dragons is an 8 song, rip-roaring exploration of the thought of whether or not we have something worth giving inside each and every one of us.

Written, recorded and completed in 2 weeks and 3 days, we just had to get out what was on our hearts about the subject. It spins off from the song "Wild" on Stardust, and serves as a companion EP to the album in many ways.

The EP moves from the nagging urge to dare to believe that we are more than we settle for, to the free flight of taking the risk, jump, and just maybe even fly.

You'll hear 3 distinct voices on the album:
John - First person, the introspective voice
Yvonne - the inner dragon, the longing to be more than we settle for
The Kids - kinda the glue that holds it all together

Featuring huge guitars, drums and synths, this is by far our most experimental project to date, we're finding our way.

credits

released May 2, 2016

John, Yvonne, Aletheia, Adaryn and Chasah Cullimore.

Written, recorded and mastered by John Robert Cullimore

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Track Name: (intro)
Fly little one you're the dragon, fly little one into the night.
Fly little one you're the dragon, fly little one be a light in the night
Track Name: Dragon at the Door
There’s a dragon inside of me
Inside of my head - underneath my bed
There’s a dragon inside of me
But you’re never gonna see it if I don’t set it free

Thoughts swirl around in my head as I sit on the edge of my bed (wonder what’s next)
Try not to freak about everything that lies ahead (take a deep breath)
Will I fall on my face again - am I safe to walk and talk in front of them
These thoughts swirl around in my head as I sit on the edge of my bed (wonder what’s next)

1 - 2 - 3 - 4
There’s a dragon at the door
5 - 6 - 7 - 8
You can try to hide the dragon down but it won’t go away!


There’s a dragon inside of me
Inside of my head - underneath my bed
There’s a dragon inside of me
But you’re never gonna see it if I don’t set it free


Walk outside and the sun hits my eyes
Tuck my wings out of sight from the prying eyes
Each and every day I have a choice to decide
Will I spread my wings or keep em hidden inside

1 - 2 - 3 - 4
There’s a dragon at the door
5 - 6 - 7 - 8
You can try to hide the dragon down but it won’t go away!


There’s a dragon inside of me
Inside of my head - underneath my bed
There’s a dragon inside of me
But you’re never gonna see it if I don’t set it free
Track Name: Made to Fly
Run around spin around - don’t be frightened by the sound
Of the roar in your bones or the shaking of the ground
I know you hear me calling but I’m not in the sky
Go look in the mirror - I am in your eyes
Yes it’s me, don’t you see? I’ve been longing to be free
Yet you hide me deep inside, are you afraid of what we’ll be?
when we run through the fields you know that it is real
You were born for the sky, don't be afraid of what you feel

I’ve been buried deep inside the earth for far too long
I’ve been buried deep inside your heart for far too long
We were made to fly

So, run around up and down - don’t be frightened by the sound
Of the thunder in your heart or the shaking of the ground
I know you hear me calling but I’m not in the sky
Go look in the mirror - I am right there in your eyes
I am all that you can be - You’ve been longing to be free
Yet you hide me deep inside, so that no one else can see
But when you stretch out your arms and you run with the wind
Put your wings to the air and let the new life begin

I’ve been buried deep inside the earth for far too long
I’ve been buried deep inside your heart for far too long
We were made to fly
Track Name: Acting Like We Don't
I feel like I’m standing on a mountain top
Looking at everything - all at once I’m seeing everything as it’s looking back at me
If I just keep my cool and play by the rules I think will be okay
Don’t rock the boat just try to keep it all afloat - let’s get through one more day

But is it really what you want (is that really what you want?)
Will it get you where you want to go
Whose rules are we playing by? If you don’t question all your fears then you will never know?

(all )
What makes me so different from them?
Do they have the same fears?
Do they cry the same tears?
Do they have other hidden things like me?
trying to get through the day… there’s got to be a better way

We all feel it, oh we feel it every day
Acting like we don’t will never make it go away
Trying all along to keep it hidden out of sight
But we never learn to fly if we stay out of the light

That may all be true but it doesn’t make it easier
People like to stop and stare
Looking at you like you’re nuts - they complain and they fuss
It’s like you’re standing on the street in your underwear

But is that really what they think? (is that really what they think?)
Do you really think you know (do you really think you know?)
What everyone is thinking as you go here and there
Maybe we're all too scared to let go

(all )
What makes me so different from them?
Do they have the same fears?
Do they cry the same tears?
Do they have other hidden things like me?
trying to get through the day… there’s got to be a better way

We all feel it, oh we feel it every day
Acting like we don’t will never make it go away
Trying all along to keep it hidden out of sight
But we never learn to fly if we stay out of the light

You don’t know what anyone’s thinking, You could be soaring but instead you’re sinking
Into a rut that you feel in your gut, Let it go let it go - it’ll never get you anywhere
Track Name: Song on the Sea
If everyone can feel it why are we so stuck to the earth?
If everyone can feel it why are we so sad?
If everyone has wings inside why do we all live a lie… when we can fly?

Sing with me
Weave your harmony into my melody
Sing with me
Don’t fear the stare of the people everywhere
Sing with me
Let your voice intertwine with mine
Sing with me
Sing with me

Hear the dragons sing across the sea
Listen to the lovely melody
Let it resonate inside your soul
Join in and let the song make you whole


We all feel the same way
We all cry the same way
We all have wings the same way
And we all can fly so what will we do?
Track Name: What if?
I see I have a choice to use my voice
I can breathe life or I can just make noise
I can try to sound like everyone around
Or I can add my part to give the world a little heart

But what if I don’t sound like them? Just harmonize
But what if I don’t talk like them? Just look them in the eyes
But what if I don’t walk like them? Just open up your wings and fly
It’s time to set these fears aside

Child let go
You gotta say no
To all the fears that keep you stuck on a cliff
Scared and frozen always wondering “what if?”

I see I have a choice to use my voice Child let Go
I can breathe life or I can just make noise You gotta say no
I can try to sound like everyone around Child Let Go
Or I can add my part to give the world a little heart You gotta say no

But what if I don’t sound like them? Just harmonize
But what if I don’t talk like them? Just look them in the eyes
But what if I don’t walk like them? Just open up your wings and fly
It’s time to set these fears aside

Child let go
You gotta say no
To the fears that keep you stuck on that cliff
Scared and frozen always wondering “what if?”
Track Name: Countdown
The earth is quaking, my heart's shaking with anticipation
There’s no turning back once my feet leave the ground
I can’t bear the thought of one more day with broken expectations
This pounding in my chest is the only sound

I’ve been faking and my heart is shaking from so much hesitation
There’s no turning back once my feet leave the ground
I can’t bear the thought of one more day with broken expectations
Listen to the beating of my wings, it’s such a beautiful sound, ‘cause

We’re all waiting for someone to tell us it’s okay
Maybe we’re nuts, but maybe we’re made that way
We all look around and found for someone to tell us it’s alright
But maybe you’re the one to lead the way tonight

The earth is quaking and your heart is shaking with anticipation
There’s no turning back once your feet leave the ground
I’ll bet you hate the thought of one more day with broken expectations
Listen to the rhythm of your wings it’s such a beautiful sound, ‘cause

Every day we get another chance to set each other free
Every day the battle for freedom starts with me


10 - I can tell my brain to be quiet
9 - Sometimes life feels like a riot
8 - things don’t always go the way we plan
7 - that doesn’t mean that I can’t stand
6 - now and then we’re all a mess
5 - what matters is we give it our best
4 -sometimes things go so fast
3 - I can’t change a thing about the past
2 - My voice is made to be heard
1 - I can give life with my words
life is too short to waste on hating myself
I won’t waste another day!

I won’t waste another day!
Track Name: Liftoff
Fly little one you’re the dragon
Fly little one into the night
Fly little one you’re the dragon
Fly little one be a light in the night

Open up your lungs and sing the dragon song
Breathe in deep the first breath of new life
Open up your eyes and see the setting sun
Set loose the flame inside
Light up the night
Light up the night

Fly little one you’re the dragon
Fly little one into the night
Fly little one you’re the dragon
Fly little one be a light in the night

Hear it echo on the sea
They sing it out for you and me
Sing it back in perfect harmony
Weaving lines of beats and rhymes
As sung before the dawn of time
Let them hear your perfect harmony

Fly little one
You're a child of the Sun
You were born from the light
Breathe your fire in the night
Spread your wings
In the darkness we will sing
Breathing fire everywhere into the cold night air