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Finding the Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow

This Pride season follow the rainbow with I Am Mandrake, the Vancouver electronic synth group whose new song “Pot of Gold” has been named the official song of Vancouver Pride 2013.

Culture Vulture David C Jones speaks with the band’s lead singer Jerome Mandrake about the song from their debut album Feet Lost Time.  Adding their own pot of gold to the Vancouver Pride Society coffers, I Am Mandrake will donate 50 percent of the single sales to the Society. Watch the video and then scroll down for the song’s lyrics.

The band celebrates its album release with party at the Media Club on July 21, 2013.  Pot of Gold is now available on iTunes.  Visit http://mandrakemusic.ca for more information.

Pot of Gold

Lost, in a matter of speaking, no colour and I fear I’m freaking out
I’ve died, no direction to heaven, but tough lemons, my hue is fading
I need a rollercoaster rainbow to beam me to the other side
The bright bodies are there so I’m needed on the other side
Thumbs up, hitching for luck, for a bump-bump daddy in his pickup truck
I need, bright colour to breathe, but tough lemons, my hue is fading
I need a rollercoaster rainbow to beam me to the other side
The bright bodies are there so I’m needed on the other side

Rai-ai-ain bow-ow-ow, you are my open roa-oa-oad and with you I feel beautiful and free to roam

(I need my pot of gold)

Ride the rainbow, for the pot of gold, strong, proud, beautiful and bold
alienated like we’re from another planet, now we coming home (equal rights we demand it)
Its ringing in your ears so pick up the phone, reply via text if nobodies home
lets march like soldiers, off to war, parade around town, go door to door
We’re your mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, telling us no, huh, don’t even bother
that word we don’t hear aint coming in clear, not criminals, just a little bit queer
ride the rainbow, together with pride, times are changing no need to run and hide
just be yourself that they can’t deny, so lets unify and march with pride

Sprints, never daring to slow, with my eyes wide open on the world below
my feet, pulsing prism beneath, but tough lemons, my hue is fading,
I need a rollercoaster rainbow to beam me to the other side
the bright bodies are there so I’m needed on the other side

Rai-ai-ain bow-ow-ow you are my open ro-o-oad and with you I feel beautiful and free to roam

Rai-ai-ain bow-ow-ow you are my open ro-o-oad and with you I feel beautiful and free to roam

David C JonesDavid C. Jones is an arts lover and a critical thinker. He makes films, directs plays, teaches, is a professional emcee and writes for the OUTtv website and The Charlebois Post.

Follow David on Twitter or visit him online at DavidCJones.ca.

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