Every flower in the meadow belongs

by Myles Bullen

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This Album is a collaboration between: Myles Bullen, Zakariah Bigelow, XO Powers, Earth Person, Ben Toppi, Hannah Harleen, Laughing Animal, Audrey Maddox and PT Burnem
Recorded in several different spaces, at different times, all differently.
Album Artwork by: Myles Bullen
CD layout by: Devon Cole

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released May 1, 2016

Psychology Of Flow
Myles Bullen- lead Vocals
Zakariah Bigelow- guitar
Ben Toppi- vocal beat boxing
Audrey Maddox- Cello

~Recorded by Zakariah Bigelow in his apartment in Portland, ME
**Samples from: Steven Kotler: "The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance"

Bricks Under Feet
Myles Bullen- lead vocals, Dorit percussion and ukulele
Earth Person- vocals, electronic sound bending
~ Recorded and produced by Earth Person at Dreamship in Portland, ME

Live Without
Myles Bullen- lead vocals and Dorit percussion
~Recorded and produced by PT Burnem at The Compound in Richmond, VA

From Those Words
Myles Bullen- lead vocals
Zakariah Bigelow- guitar
Ben Toppi- vocal beat boxing
Audrey Maddox- cello
~Recorded and produced by Zakariah Bigelow in his apartment in Portland, ME

Anti Everything
Myles Bullen- lead vocals
Zakariah Bigelow- guitar
Ben Toppi- vocal beat boxing
Audrey Maddox- cello
~Recorded and produced by Zakariah Bigelow in his apartment in Portland, ME

I Am
Myles Bullen- lead vocals
Hannah Harleen- vocals
Audrey Maddox- Cello
Earth Person- electronic production
~Recorded and produced by Earth Person at his apartment in Portland, ME

As A Child
Myles Bullen- lead vocals
Dustin Larochelle- vocals and electronic sound bending
~Recorded and produced by Laughing Animal in the jungle

Grateful
Myles Bullen- lead vocals
Zakariah Bigelow- guitar
Ben Toppi- vocal beat boxing
Audrey Maddox- cello

~Recorded by Zakariah Bigelow in his apartment in Portland, ME

Beautiful Gorgeous
Myles Bullen- lead vocals
Xo Powers- vocals and electronic sound bending
~Recorded and produced by XO Powers somewhere in the stars


What Is Wealth?
Myles Bullen- lead vocals
Zakariah Bigelow- guitar
Ben Toppi- vocal beat boxing
Audrey Maddox- cello

~Recorded and produced by Zakariah Bigelow in his apartment in Portland, ME

Came From A Place
Myles Bullen- lead vocals
Xo Powers- vocals and electronic sound bending
~Recorded and produced by XO Powers somewhere in the stars

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Myles Bullen Portland, Maine

Spoken Word Performer. Teaching Artist. Play Expert.
Myles Bullen is a radical poetic rapper who touches on self empowerment, social issues, uplifting oppression, and creating community. He performs in Schools, Living Rooms, Juvenile Prisons, Rehabilitation Centers and Conscious Music Festivals. ... more

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Track Name: Psychology of flow
I see invisible colors
I feel indescribable feelings I can't explain to others
I open doors with no handle on what I'm looking for
I burn candles melt wax on a broken porch
broken floor boards creak with every step

speak about death and love in depth
I can't get away from the internet
the innermost intellect wants to intercept

memories stimulate inside of my membrane
imagination drives my hippocampus
you can see me dancing
flood dopamine open me
give me more chances

wake me up, fill me with endorphins
take time to smell all of the orchids
take a walk and talk with the poor kids
down at orphanage

I rap over where the chorus sits
I get paid to make music so I can't afford to quit
serotonin in the flow state
chemical feel good throughout my head space
intrinsic motivation, stay complacent with a focus brain

amplify energy. linked together information inside of a melody
pattern recognition, habit forming memory
lateral thinking, existing through this alchemy
I'm a body of water polluted with chemicals

your'e a body water,
we're all bodies of water and we flow
what gets you into that state?
Is it being grateful for the place that you're at?
well right now I can say,
I'm doing pretty good with this rap
Track Name: Live without
clearing out the cobwebs in the corner of the room
minimalize till I'm living a simpler life
getting rid of everything I don't use

I could live without greed
look at money as an energy exchange
not an enemy

I could live without material wealth
have a vision of richness inside of myself
I can love who I am and not lie to myself
see something new and start trying it out

if I could live without complaining
without pointing out the flaws that I fabricate
if I could live without blame, labels and naming
and saying sorry when I'm not

I could live without a lot

clearing out the cobwebs in the corner of the room
minimalize till I'm living simpler life
getting rid of everything I don't use

I can live without segregation
social class race discrimination
I can live without hatred

I can live with privilege
without being ignorant
to fact that people are treated different
because of their skin pigment

I could live without morals
I could live without religion
I could live without a mission

I could live without addiction
I could live without a prison system
I could live without misogynist men and rape victims
I could live without a car, without a house,
without a job, without a god
without a doubt

I gotta lot that I want to live with
but even more that I want to live without

I could live without doubt
have faith in the plans that I make
I could live without fear
I can trust myself, I can put trust out

I could live without stress
I can decompress without being depressed
I can allow myself the space that I need,
and a place I can rest

I can live without purpose
I could pray everyday
without being preached at inside of churches

I could live without war, scarcity and violence
could live without being silenced
when I speak out instead of staying private

I can exist in an invisible infinite dimension without even trying

which is to say, I can live without dying
Track Name: From those words
I know you only let yourself get hurt\
I know you only hear what you want from those words
I try to remember that we live our lives, separate from one another

I was confronted by a fueled assumption,
my intention misinterpreted by word text comment on a Facebook thread.
Part of me is stubborn, defending my arrangement, part of me feels sorry, for the way that it was said.
I didn't mean it the way you thought that I meant it, but what was said was still said and you're offended

You said “it doesn't matter what your intent is, watch your mouth and the way you form sentence. All women have been oppressed, most people don't even know it, I know you respect women but that last comment doesn't show it, Your words are held accountable, you should know this, you're a poet”

Damn, you're right, maybe this isn't my place, to speak out and defend the words I didn't mean to say
I want to respect all people, not leave any room for hate, but I'm unsure of how to be useful when bringing up this case

Can I hashtag black lives matter, identify with that race?
Can I march at pride, say all love’s equal even if I'm not gay?
Should I speak out about the pain of rape culture if I've never been raped?
These topics are controversial and affect me in colossal ways
but I'm scared, I'm unprepared, and not ready to face the shame

This isn't white, male, guilt
these are the confusing contradictions this white male feels

Being oppressed is embedded in all of us,
I cause pain without the acknowledgement
I strive to better understand the way I can
uplifted this evil spell programming created by man

To liberate through my message. speak for the unmentioned
give hands to the unattended, eliminate discrimination, prove that love is endless

Thank you for helping me make subtle changes
my heart grows stronger when I see my weaker places
forgive me if I ever offend, you're my friend, and thank you for your patients
Track Name: Anti everything
Anti everything
I’m anti everything
I won’t show you anything
Ain't that the lesson
I won’t tell you but myself I’m anti confession
I can’t express it,
It’s way too explicit for you to even listen
So why are you asking me all of these questions??

I’ve been preconditioned
To live with addiction
Ever since adolescence
Feeling depressed from these anti depressants
Feeling obsessive about being successful
Stress pull, hair out of head skull
Judgments and pressures have been filling
My head full

My good friend was plugged in machines
Now a vegetable, life support
Watch the doctor pull the plug, life is gone
Look at where our life has gone
It’s so fucking incredible
Being here with you as you listen to my memory
Capture the essence, the insight, the energy
I can’t complain or explain my experience

My uncle Wayne caught a bullet in his brain
That explains what disappearing it
When my homey hung himself in our kitchen
That showed where depression gets
Showed where the pressure sits
Crying a gripping my first
Not knowing what life is
Dealing with this crisis

I was waiting for an answer
I was stuck in line, going out of my fucking mind
Stand still. I stopped the time from passing by
Praying to a god I didn’t believe in screaming asking why?!!

I started writing songs about addiction and my struggle through it. Heroin killing kids in my high school
Now expressing art musically, well that’s cool
Take a story beaten brutally, make it sound more beautifully
I’ll try to, embracing pain is truth to me
Open up the wounded parts and look at what you do to me
Poetically confused to preach
When I know the way to learn is to open on your own and teach
Yourself how to compose a speech
Of self love and honesty
Acceptance and promising

I won’t show you anything
I don’t want attention
I just want to live in peace but peace is just perspective
Ego suicide cause my mind is just a weapon
Deeper than my thoughts, rage, overflow aggression
Not aloud to feel how I feel so I suppress it
Get rich off intentions, and where I place investments
I don’t know what to do so stop asking me questions

Messy melodies work, sort out my record
These lost soul sheep expect me to be a Shepard
Look at where our life has gone
It’s so fucking incredible
Track Name: I am
I am infinity locked, within limitation
I am immigration
I am starving poverty and privilege
I am contradiction

I am the internet,
a signaling silhouette selling me data space
I am a prisoner, a prison guard, and i'm the prison system

I’m a yoga class, a drishti,
I am meditation

I am 9-5 work all day pray for vacation
I am innovation
involved in evolving volumes
of consciously changing

adapting rapidly rapping for freedom from cages
I am liberation,

I am sunlight on a brisk day
I am moonlight in a starry sky
I am rainbows after brainstorms
I am energy transformed
I am mobile, I am channeling
I am listening, I am feeling

I am sunlight on a brisk day
I am moonlight in a starry sky
I am rainbows after brainstorms
I am energy transformed
I am mobile, I am channeling
I am listening, I am feeling
I am mobile, I am channeling
I am listening, I am feeling

intrepid
the roads that no one mentions
inception
the birth of something breathless
connection
a brand new commencement

On foot, wayfaring
gallivant, wandering
migratory odysseys
transiently traveling

a vagabond valuable studying land mass
examine pedestrian people watch
I'm a segul docked
at shore where dj’s needle dropped

dance floor in a forest made of moss
tough love to the core we are made of rock
spinning with the wind till the tornado stops!
I will suffer on stage and make you watch

I am sunlight on a brisk day
I am moonlight in a starry sky
I am rainbows after brainstorms
I am energy transformed

I am mobile, I am channeling
I am listening, I am feeling
I am mobile, I am channeling
I am listening, I am feeling

seeing the world, and the way that it lives
amazed. by. all that it gives
seeing the world, and the way that it lives
amazed. by. all that it gives
seeing the world, and the way that it lives
amazed. by. all that it gives
seeing the world, and the way that it lives
amazed. by. all that it gives
Track Name: As a child
I remember living in a basement
cement floor, cotton candy pink insulation
hanging from the ceiling
smell of mildew, no telling what they will do,
always anxious

there’s no telling what they will do

rusty steel support beams,
scattered throughout the space,
musk in the morning
dim lit and dark most days

mattress on the floor,
dusty out of tune piano as a headboard
dragon ball Z and spiderman posters
concrete walls
echos of hollering family feuds fluently
ear piercing screeches,
older people teaching
memorizing the words they used usually

with no telling what they will do

vulgar language of "fuck you's, you stupid cunt, I hate you, go fucking die!"
filled the atmosphere of a 9 year old boy's ears and eyes.
listening to the elders,
fearing somebody getting hurt,
and disappearing, looking for safe shelter,

take me away from this place

bullet through the glass running around,
cartwheels through the grass, laughing out loud
with the family of kids I lived with,

they all had the same fear. trying not to get hit.
they were exposed to the same performance.
the chemicals that turn our parents into foreign
strangers,loud laughter, singing and dancing like fools,
into stumbling, mumbling,lashing out aggressively, rude

cutting throats with their words
cutting coke with credit cards
we watch cartoons and cuddle dogs
try to find something soft when the liqueurs hard


when I was 11, living with another family, in another home, in a different town
mom found out she was unexpectedly pregnant
stressed to bone,
we were surrounded by violence
making a loving home

liars, drunk drivers, work with what you have macgyvers, my role models were stoned, I always felt alone
I remember a wicker basket over filled with half empty pill bottles
crushed up on the coffee table
I never slept safely

the smell of cigarettes burn like incense, the scent of escaping
his face turns red, veins poking out his neck,
screams filled me up with fear

sleeplessness, and aware
of the psychosis
alcohol induced trauma,
painkillers, methamphetamines
not prescribed by his doctor

my diagnosis was
this person is choking, this person is dying,
he’s hurting everyone he knows,
I can only tell him in my writing,
I'm too scared to speak up,
I'm too weak to be tough
that’s why I’m still hiding
I hate this person out of love
I'm seeing what monsters become
and where they come from
and why these drugs are inviting

what does this mean?

asking my 11 year old self, what does this mean?
why are these people so fucking crazy?
what is it they need?
what happened to them when they were babies?

As a child
finding tranquil peace only when I day dream
As a child
cutting throats with their words
cutting coke with credit cards
we watch cartoons and cuddle dogs
Try to find something soft when the liqueurs hard
As a child as a child as a child
Track Name: Grateful
Damn I suffer, I’ve been stuck, can say I fucked up
I’ll focus on the positive, can I struggled enough
my problems are small compared to others
my opportunity’s large compared to others
I was about to overdose on pills
until I saw my grandmother and thought of my little brother
family switched my focus
plan was to notice
that maybe my life means more
than overdosing
the detox was terrible
no feeling is comparable
uncontrollable rage, I couldn’t walk my shame off
depression was surging through my mind about the days lost
soaked in a cold sweat
itching feeling hopeless
so lost and so see through and so ghost-ish
throw up from dopesick
Now sober for the first time,
damn I feel so rich


what an incredible dream
a working teaching artist, sharing poetry with teens
yoga with addicts still in recovery
teaching people how to breathe self discovery
Byob, be your own boss
so much at risk, when every dollar could be lost
Started building my own schedule, farmer market, home grown vegetables
I am so grateful that the pay has been exceptional
music and yoga’s my thang, my time’s invested full
I've been living in community that just keeps on giving
sharing food and ambition, creative collaboration in the kitchen
maybe this is, the perfect time to envision,
you can overcome anything
gratitude's the first step, the rest is up for you to sing
In this moment I have everything I need
The fruits of life have been tasting so sweet
what a blessing
that I get to wake up
and be present
Track Name: Beautiful gorgeous(animals & plants)
you paint the sky, I chase the view
you’re ancient wise, you’re always new

all the change that we go through
past life, decayed, compost, re grew
we get through struggle, we make the best
out of what we can do,

trusting eyes, with no costumes
vulnerable swimming in the nude
your beauty fully shows it truth

palms press chest I feel your heart
eyes open my drishti is you, you're a mystical view
you are memories of laughing and acting a fool

you are acro-yoga in the grass
you are juggling balls that we pass

you are clear communication
you are light illumination
you are conflicts always facing
you are timeless, you are patient

your fingertips drip imagination
the scent of your sweat, love smelling your fragrance

you’re a smart hard working artist
swirl in your hands this world is your dance
you impress me daily regardless
show you that I love you every time I get the chance
I love how you care about animals and plants
make my day, so full of you
so gorgeous, so beautiful

every second your reflection is a message
from the universe telling me that you are worth
a thousand steps just to kiss your lips
a mountain sized heart in your chest
a fountain overflowing so close and so wet
soaked in soul sweat, dosed in dopamine,
enclosed we hold heat,
touch your rose cheeks, toes curl we get no sleep
when you sleep over
we get so deep on philosophy,

talking about consciousness casually
walking around town dancing in street
traveling around the country to different communities

we cook food together, we make art together
take risk together, face fear together,

we take time to have space
away from each other
to do our own thing,
not invade on each other

no shade on our sunshine, we make perfect weather
no shade on our sunshine, we make perfect weather

you’re a smart hard working artist
swirl in your hands this world is your dance
you impress me daily regardless
show you that I love you every time I get the chance

I love how you care about animals and plants
Celebrate the love we’ve made, made some sunshine in the shade
Make my day so full of you
So gorgeous, so beautiful
Track Name: What is wealth? (hip hop version)
The wealth of experience,
The knowledge of abundance,
Pay me with intentions,
Presence is the most current currency,

Spend energy on family,
Trade stories, buy questions
Be willing to accept all answers
Purchase imagination, a penny for pretending

Donate the excess of compassion to charity
Fill the homeless pregnant woman's styrofoam cup
Full of encouraging words, a smile and a gentle hug
Teach children to grow gardens & dance with the plants

An allowance of balance
Accumulating communication
Based on needs,
Consideration and trust,

Some have had ambitions to financial infinity,
& in time became spiritually bankrupt
I feel rich, since my values switched
You won't even need money after this

Brilliance will be measured by simplicity
Compassion will be the way of making decisions efficiently
Finishing projects that were started
Art making proving progress to keep this mind on target

Pinpointing exactly where it is that you're going
Movement, shake the anxious out of every limb
Rotate reality having visions without limits
Knowing god without fictitious religions

This movement is a spirited replacement
Birthed from this beautiful earth embrace changes
Put forth the effort, A New Earth like Eckhart
The truth has been measured

Stretch the limits & open up to a new undiscovered
Tapped in way of living, listen
Isn't it exquisitely synchronistic how we came to be
Born into a family we formulated fantasies

We've stated that we have facts to prove
That magic actually happens to me & to you
& all of our friends

How are you feeling?
Well all that depends
Feeling grounded feeling focused again
When I meditate on Tao & I flow with the zen
Standing on hands my feet blow in the wind

I can do yoga with no yoga mat on the bus
Travel trippin' gypsy got the wanderlust
Envision the dreamscape navigation
Breathe faith, burn sage, clear room

See through the ceiling it's a new moon
A new day, a new life, with new rules
Build something beautiful all these new tools
We need to build some new schools

Humanity based education
Hands for healing every patient
Suck up the poison, spit out the sickness
Be here to witness, change in the world

Dynamically shifting,
Lifting out of the skin that was once lived in
Build a new body with fresh space to live with

Be present with existence
Go inward on a mission
& don't come back until you finish
Track Name: Came from a place
I took a walk on the mountain the other day
combine the sacred rights to ritual
and knelt down to pray
I laid on the soft wet ground
and I whispered take me away

I came from a place far away
the space in between the stars
where drugs start revolutions
where love is evolution

and My God is art

combine the sacred rights to ritual
and knelt down to pray
I laid on the soft wet ground
and I whispered take me away

I came from a place
A Place of divine dance
energy exchange
where creatures are collective

and isolation is strange

I came from a place
where we live together and die alone

with moon lit lips
seduce an eclipse
encased in a just incase
I came from a place
where you sing to remember, find your home

pulling at the cosmos
into the cobwebs
cob stoves heat tiny homes
I came from a place

where we live together and die alone

reading sunsets
replacing newsfeed
getting ready doomsday
I came from a place

where you sing to remember, find your home

old work new play
always here now
never too, too, too late

I came from storytelling, abusive behavior, loud excitement, gentle love, extreme changes, I came from new houses, sleeping on coaches, rap music, sharpie markers, spiral designs and stickers, I came from dozens of cousins, aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandpas, car accidents, skateboard crashes, broken bones, oxycontin,I came from adderall and alcohol, detox, a relapse and depression
I came from loving parents, grandmothers house, christmas lights, freeze pops, soap operas, country music, western cowboys films, the golden girls,

I came from the ocean I swam to the forest I landed in a city