by Smokey Miles
Gemini Magazine

Smokey Miles (lyrics & lead vocals)

Daniel LaCob, aka Uberdan
(arrangement & video production: composed, performed,
produced & edited all music & background vocals)


I was on top of a mountain on some wild mountain range
I looked down on the valley and everything was strange
I saw these wretched people and dogs covered up with mange
a voice came out of heaven that boomed out, “It’s time for change!”

We’ve been living in our ruts, we’ve been hiding ‘neath the bushes
the world’s been going nuts, we been sitting on our tushes
half the population is deranged - I believe it’s time for change.

I stared up to the heavens from where the voice come booming
there was fire on the hillside but no bush it was consuming
the scenery was rearranged - I knew it was time for change.

The cops were in the alleys, the soldiers stood there naked
the bankers were the robbers, they could no longer fake it
the sexes were exchanged - there just had to be a change.

I remember back to my youth when there was Wonderama
now it’s altered in truth to Obama, Osama and yo mama
wrestling with the demons of love and life and hope
the melting pot is steaming with blood and strife and dope
the cornerstones of everything have been crumbling ‘neath the strain
and everyone is calling out for change.

The politicians heap their rhetoric on us, the bums want spare change, too
in laundromats machines eat up quarters just like wolves
if you ain’t got the right change what you gonna do?

Change is the only changeless, the tides will change as well
the winds and the fashions, and even voodoo spells
the rivers and the oceans, the land and the air
they’re crying out for changes - look what we’ve done to these things here
I feel it in my molecules, I feel it foot to thumb
in crowds or deep in solitude - a change must surely come.
Bob “Smokey” Miles is a singer,
songwriter, recording artist, poet,
comedian, actor, multi-instrumentalist,
writer and artist. His songs and
compositions have been featured in
numerous films and TV shows. He
starred in “Dylan: Words and Music,”
the only authorized stage musical about
the life of Bob Dylan. A new film, “7
Deadly Sins: Inside the Ecomm Cult,”
features Miles reciting his poetry. He is
featured in music videos such as Bob
Dylan’s “Must Be Santa” (as the
accordion player), Enrique Iglesias’
“Lloro Por Ti,” Jamie Foxx’s
“Extravaganza” and Slum Village’s
“Tainted.” As his alter ego, Count
Smokula, Miles won several awards,
including Comedy Album of the Year
from the Los Angeles Music Awards for
“Authentic Sounds of Smokesylvania.”
Dan LaCob (Uberdan) hails from
Connecticut. Growing up he learned to
play piano, trumpet, drums, and always
loved to make people laugh, but most
importantly, think. He started producing
music to poetic vocals in 2006, seeing
this as a great way to reach people
through social and political issues.
Currently he is working on music for
licensing in film, TV and commercials.
Photo by Lori Fusaro