The Motet

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With the release of their 7th album, The Motet once again showcase their commitment to pushing the sonic envelope, while remaining dedicated to the musical traditions that have defined their sound. The new album, which is self-titled, boldly states that this is the band The Motet has strived to become. The whole has become greater than the sum of it’s parts with each member of the band contributing to the writing and arranging of the songs, telling a unified story through syncopated rhythms and melodies. If you've loved The Motet for years or are just tuning in, listen up, you haven’t heard The Motet like this and you won't be disappointed.

THE MOTET:
Dave Watts - Drums, percussion
Garrett Sayers - Bass
Joey Porter - Hohner D6 Clavinet, Fender Rhodes,
Hammond B3 Organ, Moog Voyager, Juno 106,
Arp String Ensemble and Univox Stringman
Ryan Jalbert - Guitars
Jans Ingber - Lead vocals, Congas, Percussion
Gabriel Mervine - Trumpet
Matt Pitts - Tenor Saxophone

Additional musicians:
Ericka Warren - Lead and background vocals
Leisa Hart - Lead and background vocals
Jarrod Lawson - Background vocals
Paul Creighton - Background vocals
Serafin Sanchez - Baritone sax
Adam Bartczak - Trombone

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released February 11, 2014

All tracks written and produced by The Motet
Recorded and mixed by Mike Yach at Immersive Sound.
“123” mixed by Joel Scanlon at Scanhope Sound.
“Keep on Don’t Stoppin’” recorded by Joel Scanlon at Scanhope Studios.
Graphic design by Anthem Branding.
Assistant engineers: Garth West, Ryan Hudson, and Charlie Fitz at Immersive Studios
copyright 2014

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The Motet Denver, Colorado

After 12 years of touring The Motet have refined their vision into a dynamic and expressive force that has come together with an astonishingly talented cast of musicians. The group is now the strongest and most cohesive incarnation of the band yet showcasing a powerhouse line-up. With roots in
funk, afrobeat, disco, jazz, and soul, The Motet and this CD keeps their audiences in a dancing frenzy.
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Track Name: Like We Own It
Like We Own it

People, people everyday
Try to say just what they mean
and to mean just what they say

Hustle and grind all day and night
With the mind to find our shine
while the shadow chases light

So talk and talk and toke'n, toke'n toke'n
Talkin's just a token from the
vibe that we've been smoking

Toke and toke and talk and talk and talkin
bout the line around the block
and this show we bout to rock

Come on lets
Walk - like we own it
Dance - like the night will
never see the light
while diggin the skin were in –

Theres no need to keep it down
if we want to throw a party
Then were gonna bring the sound

Act a fool, we just don't care
cause when the freaks are at their peak
we throw all hands in the air

Come on lets
Walk - like we own it
Dance - like the night will
never see the light
while diggin the skin were in

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Everyday, Everyday I know
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey…….I know, I know

(Walk, Dance, See the light)


we can have it all, we can have it right now


Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Everyday, Everyday I know
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey…….I know, I know


Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Everyday, Everyday I know
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey…….I know, I know
Track Name: 123
123

I can tell by how your dressing
I see it when we drop the bass
I can tell by how you party all the time
You from that Colorado place

Drenched in sunlight, high and dry
What you're selling we will surely buy
It's no secret, look at the sky
we got it , were gonna show you why

123, everybody you and me
we’re soakin up this love from the sun
and if it goes away, the last ray on our face
Will light the night until the world has spun

you can feel it from the downbeat
all those hands up in the air
staring deep into the darkness of their eyes
and pretty pretty everywhere
Nightlife turns into daylight
Clouds are thick and sky is wide
Celebrating as we put this day to rest
We’ll be returning mountainside

123, everybody you and me
we’re soakin up this love from the sun
and if it goes away, the last ray on our face
Will light the night until the world has spun

Why don’t you come get some…..
Track Name: Closed Mouth Don't Get Fed
Closed Mouth Don’t Get Fed

my l. i. f. e. loving people…
see you here, gett'n it every day
it's been way too long
since you showed me how you play

Now listen up…
mama say, mama say,
don't say nothing, if you aint got nothin
this is good to say
Hey… I got it
whoo, gonna say it here out loud and make my mama proud

Chorus - Mama say a closed mouth don't get fed

Whoo, I know it
it's in my bones, when im livin right
Showin up up up up up, and looking good
And when Im dancing, I feel alright
Hey yeah, its easy
Mama said all the best things in life are free
Free, free, free….
and take it up….Break

Chorus - Mama say a closed mouth don't get fed
Come on and feed me, come on and feed me
Fill me up, fill me up
Track Name: Extraordinary High
Extraordinary high

She's a lover, astral hoodlum, tagging the sky
a swirling and elusive question.. why?

hips unwinding, eyes beguiling
locked to the beat
A seismic movement felt under my feet

The brighter the fire, the darker the shadow
the pull of desire, and the push of the seedling to break through and grow

Hey, I do remember and it came with an extraordinary high.

falling headlong, wrapped in colors,
numb to the breeze
playing on the human mind trapeze

body pulsing, sound elixirs, drawn to the peak
questions are only for those who seek

The brighter the fire, the darker the shadow
the pull of desire, and the push of the seedling to break through the snow

Hey, I do remember and it came with an extraordinary high.
Track Name: Rich In People
Rich in People

Read the news, tighten up
pointing fingers , empty cup
who's to say, whats corrupt
fillibuster's got us all locked up

Talkin heads, all illusion
there to spin the web for our confusion
all blown up, out of scale
dollar bill, can only buy, that which is for sale

your money, cant buy us
or rules, define us
So see us as equal
Were rich in people

stuck inside, glowing boxes
all cooped up, for the foxes
The bubble babble bout to pop
Grab your crew, get outside, stop the spinnin top

why don't you just come and join us all
it gets better when you move it time
come get with the bottom line

your money, cant buy us
or rules, define us
So see us as equal
Were rich in people
Track Name: Knock It Down
Knock it Down

They're telling me talk is cheap
but cheap talk will cost you much my friend

Sometimes you got to take a break
Before you break, know how much can you bend

it's certain that the costs are steep
when steepin, know how strong you like your tea

You give me pieces of your mind,
but piece of mind your never given me

How bout a change of attitude
what will it take to get you in the mood
Now cant you all see that we are havin fun
Aint got no place to hide, aint got no place to run

Can we keep it real…..
if you speak your mind,
we can work it out this time
you on attack bout how they act
but what cho know bout walkin in their shoes

Deeper than the ocean blue
but no depth of emotion in your blues……

How bout a change of attitude
what will it take to get you in the mood
Now cant you all see that we are havin fun
Aint got no place to hide, aint got no place to run

Can we keep it real…..
if you speak your mind,
we can work it out this time

Set it up, knock it down
keep all the pieces, hangin around
when you find yourself, a little glue
put yourself together, we've been waiting here for you

Can we keep it real….
Track Name: Keep On Don't Stoppin'
Keep on Don’t Stoppin

I see you ready, know why you came
Something in the heart of every human being
to join forces, above the clouds
we’re the stardust who came to dance this out loud, yeah

Keep on, keep on, keep on don’t stoppin