MUSICFROMTHEMINDOF...Z-MAN

MUSICFROMTHEMINDOF...Z-MAN

 Detroit, Michigan, USA
BandBluesFunk

"Neo" Blues, a mix of blues, rock and funk. An "Eclectic Urban Tonic."

Biography

MUSICFROMTHEMINDOF...Z-MAN is the creation of guitarist/producer, Donald Louis Anthony. The band name is taken from a character in an unpublished science fiction story, titled, Ephram Gate. It is a story of a dimension traveler named, Z-Man. This band and their music crosses musical dimensions, influenced by artists such as Jimi Hendrix, Santana, and Jeffery Osbourne. MFTMO...Z-MAN formed in the studio during the recording of what became their self titled disc. Now emerging from the studio, this group is ready to take their unique blend of blues, rock, jazz and funk to the stage. The original music features soulful vocals, clever lyrics, and masterful musicianship. During a recent performance in Ferndale, Michigan, emcee E Square, called this band the best band you have never heard of. MUSICFROMTHEMINDOF...Z-MAN

Lyrics

Shelly's Song

Written By: Donald Louis Anthony

Shelly, this song is 4 u
But truth be told

I love your sister Sue

SheÕs got a naughty mind
And I love the things

She likes to do

But since I said I wouldÉ

ShellyÉ
This song is 4 u
(solos)
Shelly, this song is 4 u
You thought I was lyinÕ

When I told ya this
Was what IÕd do

So to my word
I will be true

I wrote this song
Just 4 u
(solos)
Shelly, this song is 4 u
Any man in his right mind

Would want to be with you

I would too
If not for your sister Sue

ItÕs the promise at breakfast
Now ShellyÉthis song is 4 u
(solos)
ThereÕs nothing in this world
For her I wouldnÕt do
I love her
And you now she loves you
She stolen my heart and about that
ThereÕs nothing that I can do
Except write this and say
This song is for you

U Raised The Bar

Written By: Donald Louis Anthony

The sights were high in
In my eye

UÕre the best
ThatÕs the reason why

None can match
what u do to me

When uÕre near me

And uÕre near me
No matter how far

NowÕs itÕs a hi-jump
To my heart

ÔCause u raised the bar
U raised the bar

Touched many times
But never so deep

Mind body and soul
The connectionÕs complete

An emotional affair
Is all weÕd dare

For in my sky
UÕre the brightest star

And our love
Can travel that far

ÔCause u raised the bar
U raised the bar

U raised the bar
Your love is complete
U raised the bar
None can compete

Your love broke
Every record for me
Our hearts are linked
Unconditionally
YouÕll always have
A place in my hear
ÔCause u raise the bar

In my heartÕs
Where IÕm near u

Your face
Is painted on my mind

Love is free
LovinÕ you as natural as to breathe

What is
Is just whatÕs meant to be

Still
Loving u is soul deep

Where others end
Is right where u start

ÔCause u raised the bar
U raised the bar.

(music bridge)

You raised the bar
None can compete
You raised the bar
Your love is complete
Good days
Are better with u in it

And when this story is told
Black Lake will the that place in our
Hearts
Where u raised the bar.

Teacher's Pet

Written By: Donald Louis Anthony


A school boyÕs crush
Is what I have 4 u

I wanna do the things
That lovers do

IÕm teacher
Of this class

Love is the course
And you grades pass

YouÕre the apple
Of my day
And you know itÕs no guess
That youÕreÉ
The teacherÕs pet

ItÕs unfair
The favor I show for u

ÔCause no one else gets the homework
that u do

For every question
Your answers are right

In lesson # one
Love at first sight

DonÕt leave no apples
On my desk

My heart is yours
ÔCause youÕreÉ
the teacherÕs pet

The lessons we learn
I want to last
So thereÕre no others
In this class
With the highest honors
YouÕll graduate
And weÕll always have
That day by the lake

When it comes to u
My heart is set
Soul mates in love
As close as you can get
A+ Is the grade forÉ
The teacherÕs pet

When it comes to u
My heart is set
IÕm in love withÉ
The teacherÕs pet

I just wanna know
If you think itÕs cool
If you and me baby,
Can stay after school

I just wanna know
If you think its cool
If you and my baby
Can play after school

Somebody's Somebody Else

Written By: Donald Louis Anthony

The walls were closing
In on me
So IÕm out on the prowl

Looking for a lover
Who like me
Wants to play around for a while

Tonite I wanna be
SomebodyÕs somebody
Tonite I wanna go back
To the wild

(change)
Into the night and into to the place
Where the music plays

IÕm face to face
With her lovely face

When she ask me to dance with a
twinkle
In her pretty blue eyes

I had to oblige
Ôcause IÕm that kinda guy

II
All night on the dance floor
We had our steamy affair

Where he was, I donÕt know
But in her arms,
I didnÕt even care

With the romance of the dance
Our bodies we did share

In the midst of the music
We danced much closer
Than weÕd dare

(change)
She gave me all she had
On the dance floor
I knew I could never have her
To myself

I wanted to be somebodyÕs somebody
It felt good to be her somebody else

I canÕt go home with you
Was a line that she sighed to herself

IÕm just somebodyÕs somebody else
IÕm just somebodyÕs somebody else
IÕm just somebodyÕs somebody else
IÕm just somebodyÕs somebody else

(bridge)
The music fueled the heat
To our grind
The guitar solo cried
And she kissed me to my spine

(change)
She gave me all she had
On the dance floor
I knew I could never have her
To myself
The romance of the dance
Was my only chance to touch her
And she touched me in a way
The should have been reserved
Just for her lover

IÕm just somebodyÕs somebody else
IÕm just somebodyÕs somebody else
IÕm just somebodyÕs somebody else
IÕm just somebodyÕs somebody else

IÕm just somebodyÕs somebody else
IÕm just somebodyÕs somebody else
IÕm just somebodyÕs somebody else
IÕm just somebodyÕs somebody else

Discography

The self titled 13 song disc is currently only available by mail order through our website.

Set List

Our set list consists of our 13 original songs in a 2-hour concert performance.
1. R U Ready 4 A Miracle
2. Shelly's Song
3. Where Were You When
4. Leave Me In The Rain
5. Somebody's Somebody Else
6. Lightning In A Bottle
7. Hide & Seek
8. Teacher's Pet
9. U Raised the Bar
10. Blues 4 Tazim
11. I Want it 2BU
12. Good Day
13. 2nd Wind