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the following lyrics of 45 songs are from the DIGITAL RELEASE ALBUMS OF LIVE... LAUGH... and LOVE

Released APRIL 19 - 2017 - AVAILABLE AT MOST DIGITAL DOWNLOAD VENUES

from J. Brian LIVE...

GIVE IT A NAME

I’ve been totally naked and felt overdressed, I’ve been calculated and clearly outguessed
You know that I’ve been lied to finding out the truth, I’ve been slain like a dragon playing the fearsome sleuth
And I have been trusted by unknown perfect strangers and felt secure and safe surrounded by danger
With my eyes wide and open I’ve seen nothing at all, I’ve listened to the preacher never hearing any call
Give it a name, give it a name

I’ve had a full tank to everywhere, run out of gas, I’ve run the road on empty getting everywhere so damn fast
With my heart out on my sleeve I never lost a beat, I’ve won everything in the game graciously excepting defeat
I’ve gone the whole nine yards never taking a step, I’ve stood up to be counted things never adding up
I’ve danced with the devil never believing in a god, I’ve almost bled to death with no trace of blood
Give it a name, give it a name

I have been mistaken for someone who was right, and I have been forsaken with the savior at my side
I have been betrayed by the ones I loved the most, and I have been saved by the illusionary ghost
I’ve been a witness never seeing any crime, and I’ve been found guilty never serving any time
And I’ve been going crazy tryin’ to stay sane, I’ve had the knife plunged deep and twisted never feeling any pain
Give it a name, give it a name

And I have made some money on impatient reckless wagers, and felt as free as a bird locked inside the cages
I’ve held on so tight to loose and fancy thoughts, wore a face full of smiles with my stomach tied in knots
I’ve been fall down drunk never straighter in my life, I’ve been married once will it ever get to twice?
I don’t believe in violence, I’ll fight you on that stand, I feel so stressed out, I worry ‘bout that

I’ve read a New York Times best seller never turning a page, I know how old you are, kryst I don’t even know your age
I’ve stared sadness in the eye never shedding a tear, I’ve read the myth of water turned to wine hey man, it should’ve been beer
I’ve put my faith in yesterday had tomorrow thrown in my face, so now I live for today, so get off my fucking case
I’ve loved learned and lost in the random blink of an eye, one can ask so many questions how where when and why?
Give it a name, give it a name

Life is not always as it appears, it has so many disguises to work upon your fears
Your soul is your very own and never should you sell, don’t give credit to your god don’t blame that guy in hell
Life indeed is strange at its very best, it comes with surprise and change that you’ll never guess
It’s full of hidden treasure and so many wonderful things, the work that you put in it reflects the bounty that it brings

Give it a name, give it a name

J. Brian Copyright © Star Stuff Music 1998 (SOCAN)

 

PROMISE OF PARADISE

SO LISTEN UP GOOD WOMAN YOU MUST TAKE CONTROL
YOU DON’T NEED ONLY WOMEN BLEED YOU HAVE GOT YOUR GOALS
SO GO WITH CAUTION DARLIN’ GO WITH SELF RESPECT
GO WITH PRIDE BE DIGNIFIED NEVER ACCEPT SECOND BEST

Chorus:
OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE
GO WITH CAUTION NOW
OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE

SO LISTEN UP GOOD NEIGHBOUR I KNOW IT’S A CRYIN’ SHAME
YOU GOT NO WORK AND YOU’RE FEELING LIKE DIRT
AND YOU JUST CAN’T STAND THE PAIN
THEN THEY COME A KNOCKIN’ PREYIN’ ON THE WEAK
GODS FOR SALE ON THE HEAVENLY TRAIL TAKIN’ YOUR MONEY AS THEY SPEAK

OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE
YOU KNOW THEY’RE PRAYIN’ ON THE WEAK NOW
OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE
KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK KNOCKIN’ ON THE HEAVENLY TRAIL YEAH
OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE
OH ALWAYS SOMETHING FOR SALE
OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE

Bridge:
SOONER OR LATER EVERYBODY HAS A PRICE
I BET MY BOTTOM DOLLAR IT’S FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE

SO LISTEN UP GOOD CITIZEN WHEN WILL THE BLEEDING STOP
TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS FACTS IS TAX IS EATING YOUR PAY CHECK UP
OOH THAT POLITICIAN HE SMOOTH AS A SNAKE
SHAKES YOUR HAND CUES UP THE BAND
DON’T BE FOOLED FOR GOODNESS SAKE


OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE
OOH THAT POLITICIAN
OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE
OH HE SMOOTH AS A SNAKE NOW
OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE
OH SMILE AND A SHAKE YEAH
OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE

OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE
OH BUYER BEWARE NOW
OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE
OH THEY GOT THEIR HANDS IN YOUR POCKETS YEAH
OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE
OH THE DOLLAR’S ALWAYS GREENER NOW
OOOH OOOH FOR THE PROMISE OF PARADISE


J. BRIAN - COPYRIGHT © 1993 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

ODE TO ANGELA JEAN

HER NAME WAS ANGELA JEAN I CALLED HER ANGEL SHE WAS THE GIRL OF MY DREAMS
A LITTLE YOUNGER THAN ME D’T GET ME WRONG IN THIS SONG IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL THING
SHE HAD A SAD HISTORY, I MADE HER SMILE FOR A WHILE I GAVE’R REASON 2 SING
I MET’R AT A PARTY SHE SANG JANIS, SHE HAD ME THERE AND THEN
SHE SAID SHE WANTED MY BABY AND THAT I DIDN’T HAVE TO STICK ROUND
I SAID THAT’S CRAZY, SHE SAID SHE’D RAISE IT WITH HER MOTHER
I FOUND IT PROFOUND-LY DISTURBING....

IT STARTED BACK AT 42, KEESH’S KORNER, IN THE MONTH AFTER JUNE
I COULD TELL SHE WAS LOST R PAST WAS NOTHING BUT FAST SHE WAS GOIN’ DOWN SOON
YEAH SHE WAS SEARCHIN’ FOR SOME HOPE, WITH SCREAMIN’ DEMONS HOWLIN’ AT THE MOON
I FELT SOMETHIN’ IN HER, I NEVER FELT BEFORE I WANTED TO KEEP HER FROM RUIN
SHE WAS A GIRL FROM SMALL TOWN, SHE HATED THAT, SHE SAID SHE WANTED OUT
WILL U COME WITH ME TO COW TOWN, WE’LL SEND FOR MY MOTHER
I FOUND IT PROFOUND-LY DISTURBING.....

EVENTUALLY SHE DECIDED TO STAY, IT WAS AMAZING I MUST SAY
SHE SAID MAKE ME A ROCK STAR, WITH THE CHEERS AND THE BEERS, I HAD HER ON HER WAY
I WAS TOTALLY IN TO HER, I LOVED TO LOVE HER, SHE MADE MY DAYS WE MADE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
IT WAS OBVIOUS, I LOVED HER ON MY STAGE
WHERE ARE YOUR FOLKS THEY AIN’T OUT TO C’YA, AND THEY DON’T ASK ME AROUND
SHE SAID, DROWDING IN BEER AND TOKES THEY DON’T APPROVE U SEE
I FOUND IT PROFOUND-LY DISTURBING.....

I SHARED EVERYTHING WITH AJ I KNEW, SHE GOT THE GOOD LIFE RIGHT OUTTA THE BLUE
WHEN SHE SANG IT PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE, NOT TO MENTION MY HEART GOIN’ BOOM BOOM BOOM
IT WAS SPECIAL TO SAY THE LEAST, WE WERE ONE IT WAS FUN, IT WAS ALL BRAND NEW
SHE WAS MY ROCK & ROLL FANTASY THERE WASN’T ANYTHING FOR HER I WOULD NOT DO
SHE SAID LET’S GET TATOOS, I’LL GET JACK ON MY BACK, YOU GET A GUITAR SOUND,
I SAID, WHAT ABOUT THAT ‘TOO, WITH YOUR MOTHER IN MY WAY
I FOUND IT PROFOUND-LY DISTURBING.....

SO SHE GAVE ‘EM RESPECT, BOBBY AND I WILL SURVIVE, IT SEEMED HER LIFE WAS WALKING ON SUNSHINE
IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE, THE WOMAN SHE’D COME TO BE SHE SEEMED JUST FINE
BUT THE STORY REVEALS A DARKER SIDE, WHEN MAGIC TURNS TO TRAGIC, IN THE SQUINT OF AN EYE
LIKE LIGHTNING STRIKING FROM A CLEAR BLUE SKY IT WAS A WEDNESDAY I LOST MY ONCE IN A LIFETIME FIND
YEAH IT’S A SAD STORY, WHAT A WASTE LOST IN SMALL TOWN
WHEN MISERY WINS OVER GLORY, IT LEAVES A BAD TASTE
I FIND IT PROFOUND-LY DISTURBING.....

SO I’M STILL DOIN’ THIS THING I DO, SHE’S BACK IN CALEDONIA WITH THOSE SMALL TOWN BLUES
DO I MISS R, YEAH I REALLY MISS R, I KNOW HER FANS DO TOO
SHE HAD THE WORLD IN THE PALM OF HER HANDS,
AND THE ONLY MAN WHO’S EVER LOVED HER SAD BUT TRUE
22, WHAT A SHAME, THIS IS MY ODE TO ANGELA JEAN.

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2004 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

LOVE ON THE LINE

Chorus:
When you put your love on the line, don’t be afraid
When you put your love on the line, let it take you away
When you put your love on the line, let it all start
When you put your love on the line
Give it straight from the heart, straight from the heart

I know it’s hard for you to take a chance
Once burnt twice shy they say in love and romance
But I know and I feel it, it’s hiding inside
Let me show it, I want you to know it, let me give you my life
The price of love goes up when you put your love on the line

Chorus

Second guessing your emotions ain’t always easy
The battle of the head and heart can be crazy
But I know and I feel it, it’s hiding inside
Let me show it, I want you to know it, let me give you my life
The price of love goes up when you put your love on the line

Chorus

J. Brian Copyright © 2001 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

SLIPPIN' THRU THE CRACKS

SAFE AND SECURE ARE TERMS THAT NEED REDEFINED
WHEN YOU'RE SERVED UP YOUR NOTICE UP OVER NITE
SUGGESTIONS OF CHANGE ARE GREETED WITH SUSPICION
THE DAY'S REMAINS ARE SHACKLED IN THE FIGHT
RENEGADE EMOTIONS ESCAPE THE SOUL
AN EMPTINESS REMAINS HEAVY UPON THE COLD
TRUST AND TRUTH TRIUMPH AND DREAMS
SLIP THRU YOUR FINGERS WHEN YOU'RE TEARIN' AT THE SEAMS

Chorus:
WHEN YOU'RE SLIPPIN' THRU THE CRACKS, FACIN' THE FACTS
WHEN YOU'RE SLIPPIN' THRU THE CRACKS, NO TURNIN' BACK
WHEN YOU'RE SLIPPIN' THRU THE CRACKS

IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND FOR A SECOND OF YOUR PRESENT
TO BECOME A MEMORY AND A SECOND OF YOUR PAST
ONE DAY YOU WAKE UP STARING BLINDLY AT THE CEILING
AND SUDDENLY YOU REALIZE IT'S GONE BY TOO FAST
REGRETS OCCUPY A STATIC STATE OF MIND
AN EMOTIONAL TIGHTROPE BEGINS TO UNWIND
PROMISE AND PASSION PURPOSE AND HOPE
SLIP THRU YOUR FINGERS WHILE YOU'RE REACHIN' FOR THE ROPE

Instrumental

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1996 (SOCAN)

WHEN LOVE TURNS

Chorus:
WHEN LOVE TURNS, BABY IT BURNS
OUT OF CONTROL, THRU TO THE SOUL
AND IT LEAVES YA NUMB, EMOTIONS ON THE RUN
WHAT IS LEARNED, WHEN LOVE TURNS?

FINDING THE TEARS TO EXPLAIN
THE ANGER AND PAIN THAT HAUNT THE LOVE THAT REMAINS
HASN'T COME EASY, MAYBE I HAVEN'T TRIED
BUT I LOOK AROUND THIS HOUSE OF MEMORIES TONITE
AND I CAN'T HELP FEELING BABY YOU LIED.....

Chorus:

Bridge:
THE DIALOGUE OF SILENCE, YOU GAVE ME IN RETURN
FOR TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE DEMONS THAT BURNED
I CARRY LIKE A VACANCY, LIKE A CROSS TO BEAR
I CARRY THE BURDEN OF THE GUILT TO SHARE

Instrumental

Chorus, Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1995 (SOCAN)

 

LAST TIME

7 years of tryin’ to make it all work
having felt denying all the worth
And I don’t claim to understand it
and I won’t blame or be demanding
But the simple truth ‘bout me for you
I gave you my best better than the rest
my love ran deep for you

CHORUS:
When you left me again last time
I did everything to keep you in my life
When you left me again last time
You wanted to discover you it’s true
You left me lovin’ you and you knew
When you left me again last time

7 years of dying to make it all work
all the tears of crying raining on the worth
I don’t claim to understand it
there is no blame where there are no answers
But the simple truth bout me for you
I gave you my skin my heart and my sins
you had all of me

Chorus

But the simple truth ‘bout me for you
I gave you my best better than the rest
my love ran deep for you

Chorus Chorus

J. Brian - Copyright © 2003 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS

YOU HAVE..... NOBODY TO BLAME BUT YOURSELF
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE AND NOBODY ELSE
FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS
DO YOU..... EVEN KNOW WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE?
HAVE YOU RUN THE ONE YOU LOVE THRU THE EMOTIONAL MILE?
FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS

Chorus:
IT’S NOT ABOUT THEM OR ANYONE ELSE
IT’S NOT ABOUT THEM IT’S ABOUT THE SELF
IT’S NOT ABOUT THEM OR ANYTHING ELSE
IT’S NOT ABOUT THEM TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF
LOOK INSIDE YOURSELF

DO YOU..... BELIEVE YOUR DESTINY IS YOUR COMMAND?
DO YOU..... BELIEVE YOU ARE THE BEGINNING AND THE END?
FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS
DO YOU..... EVEN KNOW THE PERSON IN THE MIRROR?
ARE YOU THEIR FRIEND OR DO YOU FEAR?
FOR THEIR OWN HAPPINESS

Chorus

Bridge:
THERE’S A SELF SERVING HISTORY IN THIS COMMUNITY LINKING
WHERE THE NEEDS OF THE MANY OUTWEIGH THE FEW AND THE THINKING
AND MAINSTREAM IS THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE
WITH ITS SHRINKS DRUGS GODS SOOTH SAYERS
OF DEPENDENCE UPON EVERYTHING ELSE BUT THE SELF

Instrumental

DO YOU.....EVEN KNOW WHAT TURNS YOU ON?
HAVE YOU RUN THE ONE YOU LOVE THRU THE EMOTIONAL MARATHON?
FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS

Chorus and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

THE ONE WITHIN

I’ve always known the world could be a better place to live
it has less to do with take than it has to do with give
i boast no cross of “my calling” absolutely no ‘god’ to appease
I give of a self discovered energy nurtured naturally - IN REALITY

THE ONLY TRAIN TO RIDE IN THIS WORLD IS THE ONE YOU BUILD
YOU’RE THE ENGINE THE CABOOSE THE DIRECTOR OF THE CONDUCTOR’S GUILD
THE PASSENGERS THAT BOARD Pay WITH a UNIVERSAL currency
it’s a one way ride called A BEAUTIFUL life
born of AN ENERGY - ancestral energy

AND I WISH FOR YOU…
CHORUS:
May the best day of your life be in front of you
May the dreams ON YOUR VISION BOARD
beat of a heart that’s true
May the wonders of the UNIVERSE permeate your skin
May you self actualize and REALIZE
YOURSELF FROM THE ONE WITHIN

BRIDGE:
DON’T LET THE dependant DOUBTER BRING YOU DOWN WITH THEM
LIVE EVERY MOMENT free and encouraged outside of superstition

RESPECT AND APPRECIATE AND be grateful for every breath
THE UNIVERSE is incredible adventure into it and be YOUR best!

AND I WISH FOR YOU…
chorus

SHINE - BE INTERESTED - PRAISE - BE BEAUTIFUL - ORGANIC - LOVE

J. BRIAN - Copyright © 2015 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

EYE OF THE HURRICANE

IT’S NOT THE SAME AS IN THE BEGINNING
I’M NOT NAIVE I KNOW THINGS CHANGE
A PERSONAL AGENDA I SENSE REVEALING
I CAN’T HELP FEELING I’LL BE LEFT IN THE WAKE
BETTER PREPARE GET MY STORM GEAR ON
BETTER BOARD UP FOR THE WINDS OF CHANGE

Chorus:
THE LONG RANGE FORECAST
AIN’T LOOKING SO GOOD
MY SOUL IS MY WEATHERMAN
HE SAYS GET UNDERGROUND IF YOU COULD
I’M WATCHING THE WEATHER PATTERNS
THERE’S NASTY WINDS AND RAIN
I FIND MYSELF IN THE QUIET CALM
IN THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE

PREDICT THE FUTURE UNDERSTANDING THE PAST
HISTORY REVEALS GHOSTS OF HAUNTING
STORM CLOUDS HIDE BEHIND THAT BIG OLE DARK MOUNTAIN
THE SUN IS DEFENCELESS LEAVES YOU IN WANTING
BETTER PREPARE GET MY STORM GEAR ON
BETTER BOARD UP FOR THE WINDS OF RAGE

Chorus

BETTER PREPARE GET MY STORM GEAR ON
BETTER BOARD UP FOR THE WINDS OF CHANGE

Chorus

J. Brian - Copyright © 2008 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

 

LIVIN' LIFE IN A CLOSET

LISTEN! I DON’T WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND
I DON’T WANT TO BE YOUR ANYTHING
I JUST WANT TO BE THE MAN
FOR THE ONE YOU LEFT AND RAN...YOU SEE
I CAN’T VICTIMIZE BECAUSE OF YOU A SECOND TIME
THE ONE YOU USED TO HIDE YOUR SHAME
THE ONE YOU CONFUSED WHO BORE THE BLAME
WHAT A SHAME...I GUESS

CHORUS:
LIVIN’ LIFE IN A CLOSET IS DARK AT BEST
COMIN’ OUTTA THE CLOSET
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE WEARIN’ NEXT
LIVIN’ LIFE IN A CLOSET
IS AN UNKNOWN WARDROBE CHANGE
WHAT’S LEFT IN THE CLOSET
IS RIGHT IN THE VICTIM’S FACE

LISTEN! I DON’T WANT TO UNDERSTAND
HOW YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD BE HER MAN
I JUST WANT TO BE THE ONE
MAN IN HER LIFE THAT GETS THE JOB DONE YOU SEE
I CAN’T VICTIMIZE BECAUSE OF YOU A SECOND TIME
THE ONE YOU USED TO HIDE YOUR SHAME
THE ONE YOU CONFUSED WHO BORE THE BLAME
WHAT A SHAME...I GUESS

CHORUS

I KNOW NOW AND SO DOES SHE
WHAT YOU GET AIN’T ALWAYS WHAT YOU SEE
YOUR CLOSET HAS CHANGED
YOUR WARD ROBE REMAINS THE SAME
IN ANOTHER VICTIM’S CLOSET
ANOTHER VICTIM TO HIDE YOUR SHAME

YOU SEE! I CAN’T VICTIMIZE BECAUSE OF
YOU A SECOND TIME
THE ONE YOU USED TO HIDE YOUR SHAME
THE ONE YOU CONFUSED WHO BORE THE BLAME..
WHAT A SHAME...I GUESS

CHORUS

J. BRIAN - COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

LIVING IN THE MISSING YOU

I LAID IN BED FOR AN HOUR THIS MORNING AFTER THE ALARM WENT OFF
IT WASN’T EASY GETTING THRU THE DAY CARRYING ALL THESE HEAVY THOUGHTS
I THOUGHT OF YOU IN MY LIFE
AND HOW WE GOT EACH OTHER THRU
NOW HERE I AM IN THE BIG HURT AND HARD FALL
LIVING IN THE MISSING YOU

YOU GAVE ME A MOMENT’S NOTICE AND AN HOUR HASN’T GONE BY
WITHOUT ME BEATING UP ON MYSELF AND WITHOUT YOU ON MY MIND
I FEEL JADED TO LOVE AND TENDERNESS
FADED AND REFUSED
NOW HERE I AM IN THE BIG HURT AND HARD FALL
LIVING IN THE MISSING YOU

Break

WHEN I GET TO THINKIN’ I’D LIKE YOU BACK IN MY LIFE I THINK OF WHAT I LOST
WHAT I GAVE UP AND SACRIFICED FOR YOUR COMPANY AT A SUCH A COST
I’M CONFLICTED AND CONFUSED
ANGRY FOR ALLOWING MYSELF TO BE USED
NOW HERE I AM IN THE BIG HURT AND HARD FALL
LIVING IN THE MISSING YOU

IF I HAD A BRICK FOR EVERY TIME I’VE HEARD BROTHER YOU SHOULD JUST MOVE ON
I COULD BUILD A BRIDGE ACROSS THE CANYON THE ONE I CROSSED FOR YOU IN OUR SONG
BUT THERE’S A RESPONSIBILITY IN SAYING I LOVE YOU
AND MINE CAME FROM A HEART THAT’S TRUE
NOW HERE I AM IN THE BIG HURT AND HARD FALL
LIVING IN THE MISSING YOU

Instrumental

IT’S TAKEN ME LONGER THAN I EVER IMAGINED TO GET FROM DENIAL TO ACCEPTANCE
KNOWING YOU WALKED FROM MY LIFE AND MY LOVE AND BACK TO YOUR PAST IN LESS THAN A MONTH SINCE
THAT CUT DEEP TO MY SENSUAL SOUL’S CORE
IT SHOWED YOUR TRUE COLOURS COME SHININ’ ON THRU
NOW HERE I AM IN THE BIG HURT AND HARD FALL
LIVING IN THE MISSING YOU

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 2005 (SOCAN)

 

THE BOX

IGNORANCE IS BLISS BUT KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
AND MONEY IT RULES EVERYTHING
MY COUSIN TED CHALLENGED THIS FACT
AND DIED WITH HIS HEART ON A STRING
WE ARE ALL BORN INSIDE THE BOX
THE BOX DESIGNED AND BUILT
BY SOOTH SAYERS, CLERGY, POLITICIANS AND BULLIES
THRU CONTROL, FEAR AND GUILT

Chorus:
SO THINK OF HAPPINESS AS A STATE OF MIND
AND ONLY HOW IT’S PERCEIVED
THINK OF BEAUTY MEASURED
IN THE EYE OF THE DARING
OUTSIDE THE BOX AND BEYOND ITS SEAMS
THINK OF GODS CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF MAN
OUTSIDE THE BOX BROTHER YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN
THINK OF YOUR MIND AS THE UNIVERSE EVER EXPANDING
OUTSIDE THE BOX AND IN TO THE UNKNOWN
THE BEAUTIFUL UNKNOWN, NOT SHOWN
INSIDE THE BOX

BREAKING OUT OF THE BOX IS RISKY AT BEST
IT’S A LIFETIME OF DEFENDING YOURSELF
MEDIOCRITY BEARS ITS WEIGHT ON THE FEW
EMBARRASSINGLY IT’S ANYTHING BUT STEALTH
WE HUMANS NEED TO BE LED LIKE FLOCKS
FLOCKS OF SHEEP WE GRAVEL TO BE SHOWN
HERDED BY MIGHT NEVER CHOOSING TO BREAK
FROM THE BOX FOR FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN.....

Chorus

C’MON BROTHERS, SISTERS, SONS & DAUGHTERS

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

WHO SPEAKS FOR EARTH?

Is life an illusion or a fantasy?
Or a cosmic transfusion of reality?
Can we be the statement of another world?
Some things are clear yet so much is a blur
Who who speaks for Earth?
I WANNA KNOW WHO SPEAKS FOR EARTH?

Is life a beautiful dream drifting thru space?
Or is it just a scheme with its wealth and its waste?
Are we the conclusion of a universal script?
Or just lost in confusion our senses been stripped?
Who who speaks for Earth?
I WANNA KNOW WHO SPEAKS FOR EARTH?

BRIDGE:
Why do we follow blindly when we’ve eyes to see
Leaders wearing halos of hypocrisy?
Commanding us to war in guilt and fear and pain
Sending us to our knees in death and vain
AND Who… who speaks for Earth?

Does life render a deed for which we all owe?
Or are we the seeds the cosmos doth sow?
Is life but a stage where players take their birth?
Is life the question or the answer?
AND Who… I WANNA KNOW who speaks for Earth?

WHERE PEACEFUL WATERS FLOW*

*CHRIS DE BURGH

J. Brian - Copyright © 1983 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH

BOOMERS WERE BORN IN THE AFTERMATH OF HATE
WE WERE THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF HOPE
SO I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER CARRYING THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD
AND I’M STUCK IN THE 70S IT’S HOW I COPE
I’M PART OF AN AGING DEMOGRAPHIC VISION
LITTLE DID WE KNOW THE WORLD’S INTENTIONS AT BIRTH
FOR FUN I THREW STONES AT COKE CANS AND I OWN ROCK & ROLL
I GREW UP EMBRACING A REAL WORLD TAKE THAT FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

THE WORLD HAS BECOME A MUCH SMALLER PLACE TO BE
IN 57 YEARS OF THIS EXPERIENCE CALLED LIFE
I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER LOOKIN’ ON BACK
MUCH FURTHER BACK IN MY PHOTO ALBUM THAN AHEAD IN MY MIND’S EYE
LIKE DINOSAURS WHO RULED THEIR INVINCIBLE WORLD
IN A FLASH THEY WERE GONE POOF! DUST TO THE EARTH
I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER WITH A PREHISTORIC LEGACY
I’VE CONCERNS FOR THIS VIRTUAL WORLD TAKE THAT FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

THERE’S NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE WE GOT THE INTERNET AND PAPARAZZI
NOTHING LEFT TO INNOCENCE OR IMAGINATION
ROMANCE IS PURCHASED, GENDER IS ENGINEERED
AND MUSIC AWARDS ARE HANDED OUT TO A MUSIC-LESS GENERATION
SOME CALL ME CYNICAL SOME CALL ME NEGATIVE
AND THAT’S THE PRICE YOU PAY WHEN YOU GOT STANDARDS AT BIRTH
I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER ANALYZING A MESSED UP WORLD
STILL TRYIN’ TO MAKE IT BETTER TAKE THAT FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER CRITICAL CYNICAL ANYTHING BUT TYPICAL
I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER WORK HARD PLAY HARD
MOTIVATED TO KEEP IT HARD
I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER
I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER TAKE THAT FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

from J. Brian LAUGH...

THIS THING I DO

youTube video This Thing I Do

Dedicated to my Dad 1912 - 2000, best roadie I ever had!

WELL I REMEMBER, SAYING TO MY DAD
I’M GONNA GET IT WHILE I CAN
I MIGHT HAVE FIVE YEARS LEFT
THAT WAS 1984 WHEN I SET OUT ON THE ROAD
SINGING THESE SONGS IT NEVER FELT WRONG
THERE WAS ME & MY DAD, ROCK & ROLL ON THE RUN, WITH

Chorus:
HOME IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR
AN OPEN ROAD STRAIGHT AHEAD
WINDING ME THRU THIS CANADIAN LANDSCAPE
TAKING ME TO, THIS THING I DO
PERFECT STRANGERS, TURNED IN TO FANS
PERFECT FANS, TURNED IN TO FRIENDS
IT’S TOUGH TO EXPLAIN AND KEEP A DRY EYE
AND TELL YA WHAT THAT MEANS TO ME
STILL I’M UP HERE AND YOU’RE OUT THERE
AND IT’S GOOD SO GOOD TO BE ALIVE (I'M ALIVE) WITH


Chorus

Bridge:
IT HASN’T ALL COME WITHOUT SACRIFICE
IF THERE’S ONE THING I’VE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY
ANYTHING WORTH YOUR BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS
WELL IT NEVER COMES FREE, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO PAY

Instrumental
Bridge
Chorus Twice and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2003 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

I GOTTA HAND IT TO MY HEART

Predicting the future is to create it
I thought I was doing just that
Trickle down effect was never apparent
When life turned fiction into fact

Whistle break...

I’ve never minded hospitality
Shown coming through the back door
But this is hospitality of a different tone and texture
An unsigned contract of the head and the heart

Bridge:

This I can say was an arterial moment
An opening up of the heart to the head
Everything connected one thing leads to another
A sacrifice of the heart for the hand

Chorus:
I gotta hand it to my heart I gotta give it a hand
These days I wear my heart on my sleeve
One kick at the can given a second chance
Closer to the hand a grateful reprieve

I gotta hand it to my heart though I’ve always been a fan
These days I wear my heart on my sleeve
Like two good friends drift apart by default
My heart shakes my hand once again
I gotta hand it to my heart

Instrumental

Bridge

Chorus

 

J. Brian Copyright © 2016 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

ANOTHER CARIBBEAN NITE

LOOKIN’ OUT OVER OYSTER BAY
MY ANGEL WELL I TUCKED HER AWAY
SHE GOT A LITTLE TOO MUCH SUN
AND I’M SOAKIN’ UP THE CARIBBEAN
GUAVA BERRY IT’S SEVENTY PROOF
AND I’M FEELIN’ JUST A LITTLE ALOOF
PRESIDENTE IMPORT BEER AND
TONITE THERE’S NOTHIN’ THAT I FEAR, YES I’M

Chorus:
FEELIN’ ALL RIGHT, CAPTAIN OLIVER’S IN SIGHT
NOTHIN’ FEELS UP TIGHT
LOOKIN’ OUT ON THIS BAY OF LIGHTS
IN ANOTHER, CARIBBEAN NITE

DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS?
GONNA WRITE DEAR ABBEY A LETTER I GUESS
ST. MAARTEN SKY IT HUGS ME
WHILE MY ANGEL I KNOW SHE LOVES ME
I’M FEELIN’ PURE OF HEART
EMOTIONALLY CLEANSED MY SOUL IS ASTART
AND WHAT WAITS BEHIND ME
WILL EASE THE PAIN OF LEAVING PARADISE, YES I’M

Chorus

Bridge:
REGGAE BEAT OVER THE BAY, OCEAN SURF POUNDS AWAY
STARS LOOK DOWN WHILE PELICANS DIVE AND AIN’T IT GOOD TO BE ALIVE

Instrumental

Chorus Twice and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 2003 (SOCAN)

 

THESE TEARS THAT FALL

AND SO MY FAITH HAS BEEN SHAKEN
THE WAYS OF LIFE TWIST AND TURN
DEEPLY SEEDED WAYS FORSAKEN
YOU TAKE THRU LIFE WHAT YOU LEARN

Chorus 1:
THESE TEARS THAT FALL TO HALLOWED GROUND
ARE MEANT TO CLEANSE, MY ACHING SOUL
THESE TEARS THAT FALL IN DEAFENING SILENCE
SPEAK LOUDER THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW

GUARANTEES ARE NOT CERTAIN
THE BEST YOU GET IS THAT THINGS CHANGE
BE PREPARED OR BE WASTED
IN THE ABYSS OF LIFELESS RAGE

Chorus 2:
THESE TEARS THAST FALL TO FREEDOM’S ROAD
COME CRASHING DOWN WITH A COST
THESE TEARS THAT FALL IN CASTED SHADOWS
ARE FUGITIVE TO, THE LOVE THAT’S LOST

Instrumental

Chorus 1 and Chorus 2 and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1996 (SOCAN)

 

HAPPY EVEN AFTER

IT CAME WITH SUCH SURPRISE LAST THING ON MY MIND
DIDN’T SEE IT IN YOUR EYES MAYBE I WAS BLIND
THE YEARS SEEMED SO SECURE
EVERY PROBLEM HAD A CURE…ANYWAY

IT SCARED ME HALF TO DEATH
AN EMOTIONAL DISASTER
COULD I EVER BE HAPPY EVEN AFTER?
HAPPY EVEN AFTER

HEALING ISN’T EASY WHEN THE HEART’S HEAVY AND LOW
I JUST PICKED MYSELF UP I HAD NO WHERE ELSE TO GO
SILENT HOURS STEAL ON
IT’S DEAFENING TO REALIZE IT’S GONE…ANYWAY

NOW I FIND TEARS
GIVING WAY TO LAUGHTER
HERE I AM BABY HAPPY EVEN AFTER
HAPPY EVEN AFTER

OUR HEARTS AND OUR HEADS
LEAD US TO DIFFERENT CONCLUSIONS
BUT AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE I HAVE NO ILLUSIONS
MEDIOCRITY TAKES ITS TIME
WHEN YOU’RE WALKING THAT LINE…ANYWAY

IT WASN’T WASTED TIME
LIKE IT ALL DIDN’T MATTER
PRECIOUS ARE MY MEMORIES IN THE HAPPY EVEN AFTER

NO IT WASN’T WASTED TIME
LIKE IT ALL DIDN’T MATTER
HERE I AM BABY HAPPY EVEN AFTER
HAPPY EVEN AFTER

J. BRIAN - COPYRIGHT © 1996 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

I WANT A WOMAN

youTube video I Want a Woman

I WANT A WOMAN WHO THINKS LIKE A MAN, LOVES BEER AND SEX, AND CAN SLEEP IN A VAN
I WANT A WOMAN WHO ISN’T SHY, LOVES TO GET NAKED WITH THIRD EYE BLIND
I WANT A WOMAN SKIN TENDER AND TIGHT, TASTES LIKE FRENCH VANILLA RADIATES IN THE NITE
I WANT A WOMAN WITH A LOT OF SELF RESPECT, SMART & A LITTLE SASSY NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT

I WANT A WOMAN WHO DOESN’T READ THE STARS, KNOWS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS MEN ARE FROM MARS
I WANT A WOMAN WHO CAN TALK WITH THE BOYS
KNOWS WE’RE FULL OF SHIT BUT STILL APPRECIATES OUR TOYS
I WANT A WOMAN WHO’S SOAP OPRAH FREE
DOESN’T WATCH SURVIVOR LEAVES THE REMOTE CONTROL TO ME
I WANT A WOMAN RESPONSIBLE FOR HER OWN HAPPINESS
DOESN’T NEED ME 24 & 7 TELLS ME I’M THE BEST

I WANT A WOMAN WHO’S IMPECCABLY CLEAN, LOOKS GOOD IN ANYTHING ESPECIALLY TIGHT ASS JEANS
I WANT A WOMAN IMPLANT FREE, YES OH NATURAL POINTING NORTH WEST OR EAST
I WANT A WOMAN IN CONTROL OF HER MIND
WHEN THAT OLD MAD SEASON MOVES IN I DON’T HAVE TO RUN & HIDE
I WANT A WOMAN WHO HAS HIGH SELF-ESTEEM, INDEPENDENT AND STRONG, STILL WANTS AND NEEDS ME
I WANT A WOMAN

Instrumental

I WANT A WOMAN WHO GIVES GOOD MIND, WITH NO INHIBITIONS AND NOTHING TO HIDE
I WANT A WOMAN WITH A LOT CLASS, WITH A SEXY STRUT CAN SHAKE HER ASS
I WANT A WOMAN WHO DOESN’T NEED TO IMPRESS
WITH THE VANITY OF JEWELRY AND A THOUSAND DOLLAR DRESS
I WANT A WOMAN WITH A SPONTANEOUS MIND IT DON’T NEED TO BE PERFECT WHEN VENUS & MARS ALIGN

I WANT A WOMAN DOESN’T PLAY HEAD GAMES, DOESN’T KEEP ME GUESSING SAYS IT RIGHT TO MY FACE
I WANT A WOMAN WHO WOULDN’T FEEL ASHAMED NOT BE A MOTHER OR ANY MAN’S SLAVE
I WANT A WOMAN WHO SAYS WHAT SHE FEELS
DOESN’T ASK ME TO WATCH OPRAH TO EXPLAIN ALL HER ORDEALS
I WANT A WOMAN WHO VALUES GOOD HEALTH, DOESN’T SMOKE A THING TAKES GOOD CARE OF HERSELF

I WANT A WOMAN WHO KNOWS HOW TO ROCK
TO YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON BABY SHE CAN WALK THAT WALK
I WANT A WOMAN TALK DIRTY TO ME, HER TONGUE IN MY EAR FOLLOWED WITH PLEASE BABY PLEASE
I WANT A WOMAN WHO DOESN’T EXPECT, FOR HER WAY TO BE PAID, IN EXCHANGE FOR HER SEX
I WANT A WOMAN WHO LOVES TO TRAVEL AS MUCH AS ME
CAN GET UP AND GO LAST MINUTE BUT! COMES BAGGAGE FREE...

I WANT A WOMAN..........

I’M A SINGLE GUY AND NOW YOU KNOW WHY…

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2003 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

THUNDER THIGHS

I was comin' up lonely most everyday
statistic in a world of commitment fade away
Feeling sorry for myself just didn't suit my style
I needed some human toucH comfort for a while
So I suited up to rip it up full moon hangin' in the sky
on the prowl ready to howl predacious eye
Wings and beer and babes never sounded so divine
smoke and sweat and sin rock and roll on the side

Local 9 to 1 shakin' the earth it stood
Cocker cover band rockin' the neighbourhood
Wall to wall party redefining fun
our eyes taking dead aim like a smokin' warm gun
There must've been a sign hangin' round my neck
lonely and in lust and a little down on my luck
She said are you for sale I said no but I'm for renT
so how do we start this thing darlin' yeAh let's dance

She grabbed my imagination led me to the floor
"YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON" baby I couldn't ask for more
She walked the walk danced the dance the scene was hot & heavy
her touch soft her body hard her thighs from the land of plenty

Destiny in her voice she whispered in my ear
we're both in need we need to feed on passion not our fears
So c'mon baby don't deny what I understand
celebrate the night follow me to the promised land

Thunder…..
CHORUS:
She SAID baby baby baby feast your eyes on these thighs
They’re gonna hold ya mould ya fold ya take ya deep inside
Deep inside my love is where you really wanna be
So hold on tight my darlin’ ride the fantasy
I’m gonna take you on a tour called pleasures of the flesh
All inclusive package baby flesh is gonna mesh
Lock like tongue and groove you won’t believe your eyes
I’m the imax of climax they call me thunder thighs

THUNDER, THUNDER THIGHS

J. Brian - Copyright © 2001 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

I'M BUYIN' TONITE

WELL ITS FRIDAY NITE AND SHE’S SO EXCITED
BEEN A BAD BAD WEEK OF TURN THE OTHER CHEEK
SHE’S GOIN’ HOME TO HER PARTY CLOTHES
POUR HERSELF A DOUBLE SHOT STRAIGHT DOWN OFF THE ROCKS
SHE’S JUST BEEN PAID BUT SHE AIN’T BEEN LAYED,
GONNA TAKE A FEW BUCKS HOPE TO BUY SOME BIG LUCK

SHE’S HEADIN’ DOWN TO DUBLIN PUB
TO DRINK WITH THE NASTY BOYS FIND ONE WITH HAPPY TOYS
SHE’S ON A MISSION GOIN FISHIN’
THROW OUT THE LIVE BAIT SEE IF SHE CAN CATCH A DATE
SHE’S A LITTLE OLDER NO ONE HOME TO HOLD HER
GET’M ON THE DANCE FLOOR TELL HIM WHAT SHE’S HERE FOR

WELL ITS 1 TEQUILA HEY! 2 TEQUILA, HE SAYS
I’M RUNNIN’ OUT MONEY CAN YOU SEE TO HELP ME HONEY
3 TEQUILA HIT THE FLOOR SHE SAYS
HER BETTER DAYS HAVE PASSED AS SHE GRABS’M BY THE ASS
R & R BAND CHECKIN’ OUT HER ROAMIN’ HANDS
HE’S A LITLE WORSE 4 WEAR CHECKS TO SEE IF HIS WALLET’S STILL THERE
WITH HER CHEAP BLACK DRESS RIDIN’ UP HER EMPTY NEST
SHE SAYS LOOK OUT BOYS…..

CHORUS:
I’M BUYIN’ TONITE IT’S MY ROUND FOR THE REST OF THE NITE
BARTENDER PLEASE WHATEVER HE WANTS I WANT’M ON HIS KNEES
I’M BUYIN’ TONITE I BEEN SO LOW NOW I’M HIGH AS A KITE
I WANNA GET DOWN TURN A DIFFERENT CHEEK
UPSIDE DOWN ROUND AND A ROUND
SO LOOK OUT BOYS I WANNA PARTY ALL NITE I’M BUYIN’ TONITE

WELL ITS GETTING LATE SHE’S GOT A DATE
BUT ALL THE NASTY BOYS WANNA SHARE THEIR HAPPY TOYS
FEELIN’ FINE THEY STAND IN LINE
TAKE’R ON THE DANCE FLOOR ASK’R IF SHE WANTS S’MORE
THE BOYS WANNA TAG TEAM SHE’S THE GIRL OF THEIR DREAMS
BAND SAYS LAST CALL SHE TAKES ANOTHER FALL
WITH HER LOW NECK LINE PLUNGIN’ inTO THE GREAT DIVIDE
SHE SAYS LOOK OUT BOYS…..

CHORUS
(2) SO LOOK OUT BOYS YOU BETTER STAND IN LINE I’M BUYIN’ TONITE

WITH’R STANDIN' ON THE CHAIR ARMS WAVIN’ IN THE AIR
SHE SAYS LOOK OUT BOYS…..

CHORUS
(3) I’M GONNA PROVE IT ALL NITE I’M BUYIN’ TONITE!

 

J. BRIAN - COPYRIGHT © 2001 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

WHEN I THINK OF YOU

CHORUS:
WHEN I THINK OF YOU YOUR SMILE LIGHTS MY DAY
WHEN I THINK OF YOU EVERYTHING’S OKAY
WHEN I THINK OF YOU CHAOS TURNS TO RHYME
WHEN I THINK OF YOU EVERYTHING’S JUST FINE
WHEN I THINK OF YOU WHEN I THINK OF YOU

THERE IS SOMETHING WONDERFUL IN THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
IT FEELS INCREDIBLY COMFORTABLE IT’S NATURAL AND IT’S REAL
BUT I AM JUST A PRISONER BABY
TO THE BATTLE OF THE HEAD AND THE HEART
MY SOUL’S ON FIRE MY SPIRIT’S RISING HIGHER
AND IT’S BEEN THAT WAY FROM THE START

CHORUS

THERE’S SOMETHING UNEXPLAINABLE IN WHAT YOU DO FOR ME
A LOVE IS SO ATTAINABLE IT ISN’T OUT OF REACH
BUT I AM JUST A PRISONER BABY
TO THE BATTLE OF THE HEAD AND THE HEART
MY SOUL’S ON FIRE MY SPIRIT’S RISING HIGHER
AND IT’S BEEN THAT WAY FROM THE START

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
NO NEED TO JUSTIFY NO NEED TO QUALIFY
SOMETHING THAT FEELS SO GOOD

BUT I AM JUST A PRISONER BABY
TO THE BATTLE OF THE HEAD AND THE HEART
MY SOUL’S ON FIRE MY SPIRIT’S RISING HIGHER
AND IT’S BEEN THAT WAY FROM THE START

CHORUS

J. BRIAN - COPYRIGHT © 2003 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

EROTIC FOG

SHE SAID, "I NEVER FELT COMFORTABLE WITH ANY MAN BEFORE
NEVER AS I HAVE WITH YOU
YOU FREE MY INHIBITIONS, YOU NEVER JUDGE OR BEGRUDGE
THE NAUGHTY GIRL I HAVE IN ME FOR YOU"

I SAID, "I'VE ALWAYS LIKED THE FEELING OF FEELING SPECIAL
LIKE I DO WHEN I'M WITH YOU
WHEN YOU WALK IN TO MY LIFE, YOU RELEASE YOU UNLEASH
THE BAD BOY I HAVE IN ME FOR YOU"

SHE SAID, “YOU DON’T HAVE TO ANALYZE
JUST LOOK DEEP IN MY EYES
I KNOW YOU’LL FIGURE IT OUT
I WANT YOU TO WANT ME NO DOUBT
I THINK I KNOW WHAT YOU NEED
AND I’M WANTIN’ TO PLEASE
SO MAKE ME FEEL LIKE THE ONE
THEN FEAST YOUR EYES IN THE COMING UNDONE"

Chorus:
AND I SAID "OKAY BABY,
STAND ON THAT CHAIR, WAVE YOUR ARMS HIGH IN THE AIR
KEEP THE ROMANCE, DO THE DOOR JAM DANCE
TOUCH ME AS MUCH, DON’T BE SHY WITH YOUR FUN GUY
TEASE ME SQUEEZE ME FEBREEZE ME AND KNEES PLEASE ME
YOU CAN TRUST ME AS YOU LUST ME, CAUSE I'M AN EXOTIC HOG
AND BABY I'LL GUIDE YOU THRU YOUR... EROTIC FOG!"

Instrumental
Bridge and chorus out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

I SHALL LIVE

I WILL NEVER SAY NEVER I’VE SAID THIS MANY TIMES
BUT IT JUST TAKES ON MORE MEANING AS I WALK ON THROUGH THIS LIFE
AND AS MY EYES GROW OLDER AND WEAKER IN THEIR VISION
THE WORLD BECOMES MUCH CLEARER THROUGH EXPERIENCE & WISDOM
AND I’VE SEEN MY CHILDREN GROW OF AGE
THE BOOK OF LIFE TURNS ANOTHER PAGE…

I HAVE LEARNED MANY A LESSON BY MANY A MISTAKE
I GUESS THEY CALL THAT GROWING AND IT COMES WITH SO MUCH PAIN
BUT IF YOU HAVE LOVED ONES THAT LOVE YOU
AND HOLD YOU IN THEIR ARMS
THE PAIN WILL PASS TO RENDER YOU SAFE AND FREE FROM HARM
AND I’VE SEEN MY PARENTS GROWING OLD
THE BOOK OF LIFE READS MORE QUICKLY THAN WE’RE TOLD…

SO UNTIL I FIND A REASON TO EMBRACE ANOTHER LIFE
I WILL CELEBRATE EACH SEASON WITH A WANTING IN MY EYE
I SHALL DO IT WITH PURPOSE THE VERY BEST OF ME I’LL GIVE
I SHALL DO IT WITH CONVICTION
I SHALL LIVE - I SHALL LIVE!

CELEBRATE

REPEAT V3

CELEBRATE - TAKE ME HIGHER

I SHALL LIVE

J. Brian - Copyright © 1983 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

WE ARE ONE

THIS TIME AND THIS PLACE
STANDS STILL LIKE A HEART BETWEEN BEATS
WHATEVER GOT US HERE I DON'T NEED TO UNDERSTAND
THERE IS NO PAST NO FUTE IN SIGHT
THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS THE MOMENT WE'RE IN

Chorus:
SO HOLD ME CLOSE AND COMFORT ME
I'LL MAKE YOU LAUGH UNTIL YOU CRY
C'MON ANGEL GIMME THAT SMILE THAT MELTS ME DOWN
THERE'S NO EXPECTATIONS, WITH NO LIMITATIONS
LET'S LIVE LAUGH AND LOVE, BABY, WE ARE ONE

THIS TIME AND THIS PLACE
JUST TWO BEATIN' HEARTS, STEPPIN' OUTTA THE RACE
AND IT DON'T MATTER WHAT TOMORROW HAS TO SAY
IT'S JUST YOU AND ME MAKING MEMORIESRIGHT NOW FOREVER AND A DAY

Chorus

Bridge:
THIS IS FREEDOM BABY
THIS IS THE GOOD LIFE
THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS OR NO ANSWERS
ONLY REASONS TO CELEBRATE THIS TIME YOU AND I

Chorus, Chorus and out

J. Brian Copyright © 2003 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

MR. TANDY

Chorus:
"WELL HELLO THERE I'M MR. TANDY
WELL I'M ALMOST A MILLIONAIRE
I'VE SAILED ACROSS THIS WHOLE WIDE WORLD LAD
AND I GUESS I'VE HAD MY LIVIN'S SHARE
AND I'VE LONG SINCE BEEN RETIRED
AND OH MY ANNIE SHE'S AT HOME
I WISH SHE COULD HEAR YOUR SINGIN' LAD
BRINGS ME MEMORIES OF MY OWN"

WELL THOSE WERE THE WORDS I FIRST HEARD AS HE STUTTERED THEM ON
IT WAS A 9 TO 1 BAR HE SEEMED A LONG WAY FROM HOME
HIS HAIR WAS SO GREY AND HIS BEARD LIKE SANTA CLAUS
WITH HIS COVERALLS, HIS RED PLAID SHIRT AND HIS WORKING BOOTS ON

Vamp:
AND WITH A SQUINTED EYE AND A NOD OF HIS HEAD
HE SAID "LAD, HOW'D YA LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT MY HOME"

I ASKED HIM HOW HE FIRST MADE HIS MILLION AND HE SAID "FROM REAL ESTATE"
HE FIRST CAME FROM SCOTLAND, WORKING FOR THAT MINIMUM WAGE
WELL HE WAS JUST A MINER IN A MINING TOWN UP NORTH
HE SAID "1936", HE KNEW HE WAS 24

Vamp

Chorus

TO LOOK AT HIM HE DIDN'T SEEM LIKE A LEARNED MAN
BUT IN NO TIME AT ALL I FOUND MYSELF RICH WITH HIS STORIES FROM THE PAST
YES HE WEAVED MY MIND THRU THE ANCIENT HALLS OF HIS LAND
AND IT WAS STRANGE CAUSE SLOWLY I FELT HE WAS MORE THAN A MINING MAN

HE ASKED ME IF I HAD ANY RECORDS THAT HE COULD BUY
I SAID "NO MR. TANDY I'VE JUST NEVER HAD THE MONEY TO GIVE IT A TRY"
"WELL HOW MUCH DOES IT COST" HE ASKED, "MAYBE WE CAN HELP YOU OUT.
AIY ME AND MY ANNIE LAD WE'LL BE TALKIN' IT OVER
I'LL BE SEEIN' YA, I'LL BE GIVIN' YA A SHOUT"

Bridge:
AND WHEN HE PAID THE WAITRESS, I NOTICED SHINING ON HIS HANDS
THREE DIAMOND GOLDEN RINGS WHO WAS THIS MINING MAN...?

Vamp

I NEVER HAVE HEARD AGAIN FROM THAT ALMOST MILLIONAIRE
I GUESS ANNIE'S STILL THINKIN' IT OVER, OH HOW I'M WISHIN' SHE WAS THERE
OH SCOTLAND WILL NEVER KNOW THE OLD MAN'S STORIES FROM THE PAST
BUT I'LL NEVER FORGET MR. TANDY CAUSE THERE'S ALWAYS A CHANCE, HE'LL COME BACK

Chorus

 

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1980 (SOCAN)

 

CANADA MY HOME

youTube video Canada my Home

Dedicated to all Canada's Security Forces at every level,

past, present and future...(3rd verse included)

I’ve run every beautiful mile of Trans Canada Hyway 1
Cape Breton to the Island’s Tofino and north to the mighty Yukon
I’ve witnessed with my awe-struck eyes and felt it with my pounding heart
The greatest landscape on this incredible planet east west to the great white north
And I am....(listener response = Canadian)

And I am but a grandson of adventuring proud immigrants
Who settled the western prairies turning the soil as farming infants
And I am but a Son of hardworking Parents all their life to the bone
I am free and I am proud of CANADA MY HOME

Our Fathers and Brothers before us and still pay our dues with death and despair
To pass on the birthright of freedom in a world wrought in the heartache of warfare
There’s a global open door policy for a people known as Canucks
Where the red maple leaf is a symbol of freedom loyalty friendship and trust
And I am...

We welcome the adventurers still this land is the last frontier
We embrace the longest unguarded border with the nod of heads a hand shake & a beer
So remember when you enter our house to respect our history our way and our tone
We are free and We are proud of CANADA 'OUR' HOME

Instrumental...

I’ve run every magnificent mile of Trans Canada Hyway 1
From Newfoundland to Vancouver Island the hospitality is second to none
I’m from the land of ‘eh’ and I know I'm not alone when I say
I am free and I am proud of CANADA MY HOME

I am, I am, Canadian...

J. Brian Copyright © 2011 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

STILL LIVIN' THE DREAM

youTube video Still Livin' the Dream

I WAS THE LAST MAN STANDING
WHEN THE COMPANY TORE DOWN THE WALLS
JUST OUTSIDE LAY THE QEW
TO TORONTO OR NIAGARA FALLS
I WANTED NOTHIN' TO DO WITH HOW MY DAD WASTED HIS LIFE
IN THE RUSH HOUR STOP AND GO
FOR THE COMPANY FOR THE ALMIGHTY BUCK
FOR THE CORPORATE CEO

I WAS THE LAST MAN STANDING
AT THE HOUSE WE CALLED 42
THEY ASKED ME TO LEAVE WHEN THEY DID THE LEAVING
SO I WENT OUT AND DID THIS THING I DO
I WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH WASTING MY LIFE
IN THE MEDIOCRITY AND THE ABSENCE OF PASSION
I WAS BORN WITH A DREAM TO LIVE IT SEEMS
IN THE CALLING OF A DIFFERENT FASHION AND I’M

Chorus:
STILL LIVIN’ THE DREAM YEAH, IT’S STILL YOU AND ME
STILL GIVIN’ IT SEEMS, IT’S GOOD TO RECEIVE
STILL LIVIN’ THE DREAM YEAH, IT’S LATER THAN IT SEEMS
STILL LIVIN’ THE DREAM YEAH,
IT’S GOOD TO BELIEVE IN LIVIN’ THE DREAM

Bridge:
I’VE SEEN SO MANY DREAMS PUSHED ASIDE IN THE SECURITY OF THE 9 TO 5
OR GET BURIED IN BILLS TAXES AND LEVYIES OF LIFE
WASHED AWAY, IN THE TEAR OF AN EYE, TEAR OF AN EYE

Instrumental, 2nd bridge next

THE UNIVERSE QUIETLY UNFOLDS AS EACH OF US CERTAINLY ALLOW
IN THE ENDLESS FLUX OF RUIN AND RENEWAL
IM ALIVE, IN MY DREAM, IN THE NOW, I KNOW THAT NOW

Chorus, Chorus and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2010 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

from J. Brian and Love

GIVE ME YOUR SOUL

Well there ain’t nothing we can’t work out
We must let love cast away the doubt
(love love)
Well there ain’t nothing we can’t get thrOUGH
We must let love guide us to the truth
It takes I’m sorry it takes I was wrong
It takes understanding when changes take so long

CHORUS:
Don’t be afraid don’t run away
I will let you leave but I can’t let you go give me your soul

Well there ain’t nothing we can’t improve
We must let love heal the wounds
(love love)
Well there ain’t nothing we can’t resolve
We must let love rise above it all
It takes patience it takes faith and hope
It takes trust and assurance at the end of the rope

Chorus

BRIDGE:
I believe in you
I need you to believe in you too

(love love)
Well there ain’t nothing we can’t get done
We must let love not let us run
It takes I’ll listen it takes I will hear
It takes I will comfort you thROUGH all your fears

Chorus (2)

Give me your soul give me your heart
Give me your love let it all flow give me your soul

J. Brian - Copyright © 2001 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

I GOT AN ANGEL

I GOT AN ANGEL KEEPS ME WARM AT NITE
SPREADS HER WINGS TAKES ME IN HOLDS ME TIGHT
I GOT AN ANGEL

I GOT AN ANGEL STAYS WITH ME WHEN I SLEEP
GETS DOWN ON HER KNEES PRAYS FOR MY SOUL TO KEEP
I GOT AN ANGEL

I GOT AN ANGEL WRAPS ME IN HER LOVE
HOLDS ME CLOSE NEVER SAYS NO IF I DIDN’T KNOW BETTER
I’D THINK SHE WAS SENT DOWN FROM ABOVE

I GOT AN ANGEL WATCHES DOWN OVER ME
HER HALO SHINES SO DIVINE SPECIAL PLACE FOR ME TO BE

Bridge:
SHE FLIES OVER ME AND KEEPS ME SAFE FROM HARM
CHASES AWAY THE DEMONS THAT ARE SCRATCHIN’ AT THE DOOR
SHE LOOKS DOWN UPON MY FACE AND SMILES
HOLDS MY HAND HUGS MY HEART SOOTHES MY SOUL ON FIRE
I GOT AN ANGEL

Instrumental

I GOT AN ANGEL WHISPERS IN MY EAR
YOU’LL BE ALL RIGHT THRU THE NITE TAKE AWAY YOUR FEARS
SAYS MY ANGEL

Bridge and out

J. BRIAN Copyright © 2003 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

BE MY LOVER

Chorus:
BE MY LOVER BE MY FRIEND
ANSWER THE PASSION I HAVE TO GIVE
UNCHAIN THE DRAGONS THAT CRY AT NITE
BE MY LOVER BE MY FRIEND BE MY LOVER TONITE

SO HERE I AM BABE IN SHOCK AND DESPAIR
I FIND MYSELF IN A STATE OF DISREPAIR
SOME SITUATIONS INFLAME RATHER THAN ILLUMINATE
MY HEART’S OUT ON MY SLEEVE
AND I’M READY AND I’M READY TO FALL AT YOUR FEET

Chorus

Bridge:
SOMETIMES SILENCE SAYS IT ALL
SOMETIMES THE WORDS SAY NOTHING AT ALL
SOMETIMES THE HEART CRIES VERSUS OF PAIN
SOMETIMES THE MIND ONLY HEARS THE REFRAIN

Chorus and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1996 (SOCAN)

I'LL GIVE UP ON YOU

Chorus:
WHEN CALIFORNIA FALLS INTO THE OCEAN
WHEN THE ROCKIES CRUMBLE AND FALL
WHEN THE EARTH LOSES IT’S MOTION
WHEN THE SUN BECOMES A BLACK HOLE
THAT’S WHEN AND ONLY WHEN I’LL GIVE UP ON YOU

AIN’T NO SECRET AIN’T NOTHIN’ HIDIN’ HERE
YOU ARE THE ONE BABY, YOU ARE THE BEST
I TAKE YOU AS YOU ARE, BUT THAT AIN'T ALWAYS EASY BABY
AND YOU GOT ALL OF ME NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS
SO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG WITH EMOTIONS RUNNIN’ HIGH
DON’T TURN YOUR BACK ON ME BABY DON’T YOU RUN AND HIDE
THERE AIN’T NOTHIN’ WE CAN’T FACE NOTHIN’ WE CAN’T GET THRU
LOOK IN TO MY EYES BABY TRUST ME THIS IS TRUE

Chorus

WE GOT OUR HISTORY OUR FUTURE STILL TO COME
WE GOT TODAY BABY LET’S CELEBRATE THE LOVE WE FEEL
THERE IS NO ONE ELSE I’D RATHER SHARE MY LIFE WITH
GIVE ME ALL OF YOU SHOW ME WHAT IS REAL
SO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG WITH EMOTIONS RUNNIN’ HIGH
DON’T TURN YOUR BACK ON ME BABY DON’T YOU RUN AND HIDE
THERE AIN’T NOTHIN’ WE CAN’T FACE NOTHIN’ WE CAN’T GET THRU
LOOK IN TO MY EYES BABY TRUST ME THIS IS TRUE

Chorus

Bridge:
ALL THIS EMOTIONAL INVESTMENT ALL THIS MAKING IT WORK
HAS MADE THE BOTH OF US STRONGER BABY
RESPECTING ALL THE WORTH

Instrumental

Bridge

Chorus, Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

SEARCHING FOR SOME HOPE

Chorus:
I must’ve met her in a dream, that challenged reality
She was young and brave and beautiful, less than innocent I think
I was on the rebound, supple and vulnerable
She was stepping out of bounds, searching for some hope

She loved him for what she thought he could be, not for what he was
I’m tired of tryin’ to fix him she said, I’m dyin’ to have some fun
I said take it for what it’s worth sweetie, I’ve seen it time and again
I see you settling for second best, get out while you can

She loved her beer just like me, that’s something in common to cherish
We talked of everything from god to sex, as the evening began to perish
We listened to albums and talked of songs and lyrics that touched our souls
We hugged and danced and traded smiles, it was special it was gold

Chorus

She said sex is everyone’s weakness, I knew exactly what she meant
As I stared into her eyes and everything below, I was on the verge of being spent
I wanted achingly to lay her down, on silk and satin and lace
I wanted to see the music of her body in harmony with her face

I said how is it that you and I can talk for hours on end
She said J. you know exactly who and what you are, and where it all began
Those words just hugged my pounding heart, and I gently held her face
I kissed her sweet and marshmallow soft, my blood began to race

Chorus

I wanna feel your skin, just relax, I wanna give everything I know to be good
You are so young I wanna give you my worth, let the nite unfold as it should
These hands are slow and soft and curious, let them melt all over your skin
Give in to your lust, it’s just you and I in trust, the power of passion can win…

She looked at me just a little bit drunk, smiled and said she couldn’t stay
It was guilt or fear or a little of both that sent her on her way
She said I’m leaving him when the time is right, I’ll call you when it all comes down
We’ll live laugh and love, travel’n have fun, she never has come back ‘round
not back ‘round

Chorus

I often think back on that momentary nite, and what it all had to tell
I think she was too young to realize the difference ‘tween heaven and hell
I guess hope comes in many forms, it’s hard to know where it start
I only wish she’d taken the chance to dance with me in the dark...

Chorus

J. Brian Copyright © 2001 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

TREASURES

I SAID "I’VE NEVER KNOWN A WOMAN LIKE YOU"
LOOKING DEEP IN HER EYES OF OCEAN BLUE
WITH HER HAIR FALLING DOWN LIKE A WATER FALL
AND HER SMILE OF A SUN DRENCHED HUE
BEAUTIFUL AND SMART SEXY AND FUNNY
"I NEVER KNEW A WOMAN LIKE YOU EXISTED
CAN THIS GO ANYWHERE DO YOU WANT OUT NOW?"
IN A VOICE CALM AND HEALING HOLISTIC.....SHE SAID

Chorus:
"YOU’RE GOOD FOR ME AND I’M GOOD FOR YOU
I DON’T WANT TO LOSE YOU NOW
LET’S TAKE THE CHANCE, BETTER TO DANCE
THAN TO NOT HAVE DANCED AT ALL
SHOW ME RESPECT, I’LL SHOW YOU THE SAME
MY SELF WORTH IS YOURS TO DISCOVER
MAKE ME FEEL GOOD LIKE A GOOD MAN SHOULD
AND MY TREASURES ALL MY PLEASURES
ARE YOURS TO DISCOVER, YOURS TO UNCOVER"

I SAID "LIFE FOR ME IS DAY TO DAY SMILES
GRACING YEARS OF MEMORIES THAT GET ME ON THRU
ALL THAT I’VE LOVED AND ALL THAT I’VE LOST
IS A MEASURE OF A HEART THAT’S TRUE
I CAN BE, YOUR FUN GUY I GUESS
I KIND OF DIG THAT ROLE AT THIS STAGE
CAN THIS GO ANYWHERE DO YOU WANT OUT NOW?"
IN A VOICE CALM AND HEALING HOLISTIC.....SHE SAID

Chorus

Instrumental

"CAN THIS GO ANYWHERE DO YOU WANT OUT NOW?"
IN A VOICE CALM AND HEALING HOLISTIC.....SHE SAID

Chorus and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

SPARKLE

I HAVEN’T BEEN MYSELF FOR A WHILE
YOU HAVEN’T BEEN AROUND TO NOTICE
I FEEL LIKE A WOUND IN NEED OF HEALING
WITH A KIND OF EMOTIONAL POULTICE
YOU ARE THE BREAD AND THE MILK
TO LAY UPON MY INFECTION
A POTENT POTION A MAGIC ELIXIR
A SEGUAY OF SOOTHING INJECTION
AND I WANT TO TELL YOU

Chorus:
I CAN’T GIVE YOU DIAMONDS BABY
BUT I CAN BRING SPARKLE TO YOUR LIFE
I CAN’T GIVE YOU FOR BETTER OF FOR WORSE
ONLY THE BEST OF ME MOST OF THE TIME
I CAN’T GIVE YOU 9 TO 5
I’M OUTSIDE THE BOX BUT STILL ON YOUR SIDE
AND I CAN’T GIVE YOU HOUSECOAT AND SLIPPERS
BUT THESE BLUEJEANS ARE WORN TO ROCK YOU ANYTIME

Instrumental

YOU ARE THE BREAD AND THE MILK
TO LAY UPON MY INFECTION
A POTENT POTION A MAGIC ELIXIR
A SEGUAY OF SOOTHING INJECTION
AND I WANT TO TELL YOU

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

OUT OF THE BLUE WITH YOU

I must confess my imagination ran wild with the thought of being with you
It felt so different, so incredibly unique, perhaps a fantasy come true
We were reading the same book of life, just chapters apart you and I
You were on character development, I was at plot thickens, us reading just one page at a time

Chorus:
And you, you moved me, you, set me free
And you, you touched me, you made me happy
Yeah you, you set me free

You accepted my invitation, I revealed the depths of my heart
I let you in cause you wanted out, and you said, you wanted a part
We were playing the same songs of life, speaking the same language you and I
It was so much fun those days in the sun, rock & roll on the run you and I

Chorus

Instrumental

We were playing the same songs of life, speaking the same language you and I
It was so much fun those days in the sun, rock & roll on the run you and I

Bridge:

I will always think of you
That was a time that got me thru
I will always think of you
That was a time that came out of the blue with you

Chorus

J. Brian Copyright © 2001 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

ON THAT NIGHT

On that night I met you my eyes hadn’t left you
I hesitate to reduce it to lust
I don’t want to offend you as I don’t want to render you
To a dynamic that requires little trust - ON THAT NIGHT

I think of that night often you see I’ve never forgotten
how I felt that magnetic moment
How the energy reached how it seemed to beseech
Me to feel this as anything but tokeN - ON THAT NIGHT

On that night we dated my excitement needed sedation
My eyes were falling in love with you
I’d fallen in lust before but love keeps another score
It measures the depth of the hue

I think of that night often you see I’ve never forgotten
Getting to know the essence of you
How the energy spoke and could never revoke
The amassed feelings I had for you - ON THAT NIGHT

On that night we gave in all my resistance wildly caved in
To a definition of proportionate consummation
In that moment of lust embraced by a MUTUAL trust
Absorbed in your beauty without hesitation - ON THAT NIGHT

I think of that night often you see I’ve never forgotten
The heat the heart the senses
How the energy attracted how the exchange exacted
A night of emotions without defences - ON THAT NIGHT

J. BRIAN - Copyright © 2015 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

YOU DON'T HAVE TO

You don't have to love me, but I'd love you to like me
You don't have to need me, but I need you to want me
You don't have to die for me, but I'd die to live my life with you
You don't have to understand me, as I understand you

You don’t have to

You don't have to shed a tear for me, just shed your light on me
You don't have to satisfy me, I'm satisfied you're the best for me
You don't have to lose yourself for me, as I'd lose a part of me without you
You don't have to ache for me, I ache for you to know I'm hurting for you

You don’t have to

You don’t have to pay my way, my life’s enriched around you
You don’t have to bleed for me, my wounds are healed within you
You don't have to be strong for me, my strength grows in your weaknesses
You don't have to be anybody else for me, cause anybody else is somebody
I don't want you to be

You don’t have to, if you don’t want to

J. Brian Copyright © 1998 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

LOVE YOU TONITE

When the day is done, and I feel like I’m the lonely one
When the day has won, and I feel like I’m the only one
You’re my beacon from the abyss
You’re my deacon with an angel’s kiss
You can save me

Chorus:
I just wanna be in you tonite
I just wanna be in your light
I wanna feel you forever
I wanna heal in your together
I just wanna love you tonite, I just wanna love you tonite

When I feel the world, closin’ in on me
I need to unfurl, in your rhapsody
You’re my harbour from rough seas
You’re my shelter from mean streets
You can soothe me

Chorus

Bridge:
I need you to touch the nite, I need you to hold me tight
I need you to make it right, take the fight away

Instrumental

I wanna feel you forever
I wanna heal in your together
I wanna lay in your heather
You’re the calm in my weather
I just wanna love you tonite, I just wanna love you tonite


J. Brian Copyright © 1996 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

FOR US

(FALLING MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU)

...for Susan

video For Us

WELL HEY BABY I KNOW YOU’RE FEELIN’ IT
IT AIN’T NO SECRET (WELL MAYBE IT IS)
CAUSE I’M FEELIN’ IT TOO
OVERWHELMING OR PERHAPS UNDERSTATED
EITHER WAY BABY I’M FALLING MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU

Chorus:
FOR US IT SEEMS TIME SEEMS NOT TO MATTER
UNTIL THE MOMENT WE RUN OUT OF IT
FOR US WE KEEP BEAT WITH EXPERIENCED HEART
AND THE EXPRESSION IS THE BLOOD OF IT
FOR US A MOMENT IN TIME SEEMS FOREVER
IN THE EBB AND THE FLOW AND THE FLOOD OF IT
FOR US WE TAKE FALL WITH INTERESTED HEART
THE ROPE OF LIFE DANGLING IN THE LOVE OF IT

Instrumental

WELL HEY BABY
HANGING ON A LIFELINE OF SOUL’S DISCOVERY
WHEN YOU WHISPERED THE ONE
IT’S NOW OR NEVER A HEART IS TRUE
MINE’S OUT ON MY SLEEVE
AS USUAL IT’S THERE FOR THE BREAKING
I KNOW YOU’RE NOT FAKING
I’M FALLING MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU

Chorus

Instrumental

First verse and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2012 start stuff music (SOCAN)

THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

for my Mother, my heroine, 1918 - 2004

SHE WAS A POOR FARMER’S DAUGHTER WHO NEVER MUCH LIKED THE RUSTY DUSTY FARM
SHE’D RATHER WORK THE STRINGS OF HER FARMING FATHER’S FIDDLE
THAN TO TEND TO THE CHORES OF THE BARN

LIFE ON THE PRAIRIES WASN’T EASY FOR A GIRL WHO DREAMED OF SONG AND DANCE
SHE SAW SHEEP AS PETS, HORSES AS FRIENDS AND COWS AS SAD
THE WORK WAS TOUGH ON A YOUNG MUSICIAN’S HANDS
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

PAULINE ENJOYED HER ONE ROOM CHURCH AND SCHOOL
ALL 8 GRADES WAS A MILESTONE TO SAY THE LEAST
BUT THE ILLS OF THE DEPRESSION HIT THE FARM SO HARD
AND THE GUITAR AND THE FIDDLE WENT TO WASTE
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

PAULINE MARRIED A MINER AND HE WAS A LOGGER IN NICKEL TOWN SUDBURY ‘42
HE RODE THE RAILS FROM GORLITZ SASKATCHEWAN
LOOKING FOR WORK, HIS NAME WAS JOHN

SHE TOLD ME OF THE BEST AND HAPPY TIMES
WHEN LIFE WAS SIMPLE AND SAVOURED IN MEMORIES
WHEN HARD DIRT FLOORS’N WOOD BURNING STOVES
HOSTED THE SATURDAY NITE HOOTENANNY
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

IN ‘43 MY SISTER WAS THEIR FIRST BORN AND THERE WAS ME IN 1949
DARLENE WAS THE APPLE OF HER DADDY’S EYE AND MY MOTHER,SHE CALLED ME HER SUNSHINE

MY DAD HE WORKED DAYS A HARD WORKING MAN
BUT HE HAD A BAD TASTE FOR THE BIG OLE SMELLY TOWN
MY MOTHER WORKED AFTERNOONS SPINNING THE WOOL
I NEVER KNEW A WOMAN THAT WORKED HARDER THE CLOCK ROUND
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ROMANCE AND THE HARDER LIFE
MY PARENTS SOMEHOW GREW APART
NEVER ONCE DID THEY TAKE THEIR GUILT OUT ON US
WITH US IT WAS INNOCENCE OF THE HEART

IN ‘74 I SET OUT ON AN ADVENTURE REALIZED BY ONLY A LUCKY FEW
IN ‘84 WITH MY DAD AS MY ROADIE WE SHARED IN ‘THIS THING I DO’
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

I SAW HER THERE IN MY REARVIEW MIRROR
SWEAR SHE HAD THAT OLE GUITAR RAISED HIGH IN THE AIR
SHE’D OFTEN SAY WHY DON’T YOU GO TO NASHVILLE SON
WITH WHAT YOU HEAR THESE DAYS IT JUST AIN’T FAIR
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

EVERY TIME I WALKED BACK IN TO 381
THE MUSIC SO SWEET IT GREETED MY EARS
JUST LIKE IT DID GROWING UP IN THAT BIG OLE STUCCO HOUSE
I WAS JUST A KID WITH A ROCK AND ROLLIN’ DREAM
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

DAD PASSED ON IN MAY OF 2000
AND HE REALIZED THE PEACE IN "THE GAMBLER’S" LYRIC
THE MOST YOU CAN HOPE FOR IS TO DIE IN YOUR SLEEP
AND HE DIED WITH A CONTENTED SPIRIT..........

OUR PARENTS PASS AND HOPE TO LEAVE US THEIR GOODNESS
I’LL NEVER FORGET THE LAST DAYS OF MY MOTHER’S LIFE
SHE HUGGED ME WITH HER HEART AND LOOKED DEEP INTO MY EYES
AUG ‘04 WITH THE RADIO PLAYING AT HER SIDE........

SO HERE I AM A SURVIVING GRATEFUL SON
MY LOVE RESPECT AND ADMIRATION WITH EVERY SUNRISE
FOR A POOR FARMER’S DAUGHTER DENIED HER TRUE DESTINY
ONLY TO BE REALIZED IN THE SUNSHINE OF HER LIFE
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYS

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

BE MY LOVER

Chorus:
BE MY LOVER BE MY FRIEND
ANSWER THE PASSION I HAVE TO GIVE
UNCHAIN THE DRAGONS THAT CRY AT NITE
BE MY LOVER BE MY FRIEND BE MY LOVER TONITE

SO HERE I AM BABE IN SHOCK AND DESPAIR
I FIND MYSELF IN A STATE OF DISREPAIR
SOME SITUATIONS INFLAME RATHER THAN ILLUMINATE
MY HEART’S OUT ON MY SLEEVE
AND I’M READY AND I’M READY TO FALL AT YOUR FEET

Chorus

Bridge:
SOMETIMES SILENCE SAYS IT ALL
SOMETIMES THE WORDS SAY NOTHING AT ALL
SOMETIMES THE HEART CRIES VERSUS OF PAIN
SOMETIMES THE MIND ONLY HEARS THE REFRAIN

Chorus and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1996 (SOCAN)

 

WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE

Chorus:
LOVE IS NOT A SCIENCE
DIFFICULT READ MEASURE AND CONTROL
LOVE IS AN ALLIANCE
‘TWEEN THE HEART THE MIND AND THE SOUL
AND WHEN YOU SAY I LOVE YOU
MAY YOU SAY WHAT YOU MEAN
AND MEAN JUST WHAT YOU SAY
MAY IT GIVE TRUTH AND UNDERSTANDING
TO THE ONE YOU LOVE IN YOUR OWN WAY

WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU MIND MELD AND YOU ARE AS ONE
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU PHYSICALLY CONNECT AND YOU ARE AS ONE
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU GIVE AS MUCH AS YOU TAKE
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU DON’T WALK FROM LOVE FOR ANOTHER’S SAKE

Chorus

WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU LET THEM IN TO YOUR SOUL
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU TALK YOU CRY LISTEN AND HOLD
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU SHARE YOUR DARKEST FEARS
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU DON’T WALK FROM LOVE FOR ANOTHER’S TEARS

WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU SHARE THEIR PAIN
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU RESPECT THEM JUST THE SAME
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE IT IS COMMITMENT NOT A GAME YOU PLAY
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU DON’T WALK FROM LOVE FOR ANOTHER’S PAIN

Chorus

J. BRIAN - COPYRIGHT © 2004 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

 

the following lyrics of 81 songs are from the 'Career's Collection' album STILL LIVIN' THE DREAM

(click to discover how to own)

 

STILL LIVIN' THE DREAM - PLUS

I GOTTA HAND IT TO MY HEART

Predicting the future is to create it
I thought I was doing just that
Trickle down effect was never apparent
When life turned fiction into fact

Whistle break...

I’ve never minded hospitality
Shown coming through the back door
But this is hospitality of a different tone and texture
An unsigned contract of the head and the heart

Bridge:

This I can say was an arterial moment
An opening up of the heart to the head
Everything connected one thing leads to another
A sacrifice of the heart for the hand

Chorus:
I gotta hand it to my heart I gotta give it a hand
These days I wear my heart on my sleeve
One kick at the can given a second chance
Closer to the hand a grateful reprieve

I gotta hand it to my heart though I’ve always been a fan
These days I wear my heart on my sleeve
Like two good friends drift apart by default
My heart shakes my hand once again
I gotta hand it to my heart

Instrumental

Bridge

Chorus

 

J. Brian Copyright © 2016 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

FOR US

(FALLING MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU)

...for Susan

video For Us

WELL HEY BABY I KNOW YOU’RE FEELIN’ IT
IT AIN’T NO SECRET (WELL MAYBE IT IS)
CAUSE I’M FEELIN’ IT TOO
OVERWHELMING OR PERHAPS UNDERSTATED
EITHER WAY BABY I’M FALLING MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU

Chorus:
FOR US IT SEEMS TIME SEEMS NOT TO MATTER
UNTIL THE MOMENT WE RUN OUT OF IT
FOR US WE KEEP BEAT WITH EXPERIENCED HEART
AND THE EXPRESSION IS THE BLOOD OF IT
FOR US A MOMENT IN TIME SEEMS FOREVER
IN THE EBB AND THE FLOW AND THE FLOOD OF IT
FOR US WE TAKE FALL WITH INTERESTED HEART
THE ROPE OF LIFE DANGLING IN THE LOVE OF IT

Instrumental

WELL HEY BABY
HANGING ON A LIFELINE OF SOUL’S DISCOVERY
WHEN YOU WHISPERED THE ONE
IT’S NOW OR NEVER A HEART IS TRUE
MINE’S OUT ON MY SLEEVE
AS USUAL IT’S THERE FOR THE BREAKING
I KNOW YOU’RE NOT FAKING
I’M FALLING MADLY IN LOVE WITH YOU

Chorus

Instrumental

First verse and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2012 start stuff music (SOCAN)

 

CANADA MY HOME

youTube video Canada my Home

Dedicated to all Canada's Security Forces at every level, past, present and future...(3rd verse included)

I’ve run every beautiful mile of Trans Canada Hyway 1
Cape Breton to the Island’s Tofino and north to the mighty Yukon
I’ve witnessed with my awe-struck eyes and felt it with my pounding heart
The greatest landscape on this incredible planet east west to the great white north
And I am....
(listener response = Canadian)

And I am but a grandson of adventuring proud immigrants
Who settled the western prairies turning the soil as farming infants
And I am but a Son of hardworking Parents all their life to the bone
I am free and I am proud of CANADA MY HOME

Our Fathers and Brothers before us and still pay our dues with death and despair
To pass on the birthright of freedom in a world wrought in the heartache of warfare
There’s a global open door policy for a people known as Canucks
Where the red maple leaf is a symbol of freedom loyalty friendship and trust
And I am...

We welcome the adventurers still this land is the last frontier
We embrace the longest unguarded border with the nod of heads a hand shake & a beer
So remember when you enter our house to respect our history our way and our tone
We are free and We are proud of CANADA 'OUR' HOME

Instrumental...

I’ve run every magnificent mile of Trans Canada Hyway 1
From Newfoundland to Vancouver Island the hospitality is second to none
I’m from the land of ‘eh’ and I know I'm not alone when I say
I am free and I am proud of CANADA MY HOME

I am, I am, Canadian...

J. Brian Copyright © 2011 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

 

 

 

STILL LIVIN' THE DREAM - est. 1974

Disc 4 = 2003 - 2010

(1)

THIS THING I DO

youTube video This Thing I Do

Dedicated to my Dad, best roadie I ever had! 1912 - 2000

WELL I REMEMBER, SAYING TO MY DAD
I’M GONNA GET IT WHILE I CAN
I MIGHT HAVE FIVE YEARS LEFT
THAT WAS 1984 WHEN I SET OUT ON THE ROAD
SINGING THESE SONGS IT NEVER FELT WRONG
THERE WAS ME & MY DAD, ROCK & ROLL ON THE RUN, WITH

Chorus:
HOME IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR
AN OPEN ROAD STRAIGHT AHEAD
WINDING ME THRU THIS CANADIAN LANDSCAPE
TAKING ME TO, THIS THING I DO
PERFECT STRANGERS, TURNED IN TO FANS
PERFECT FANS, TURNED IN TO FRIENDS
IT’S TOUGH TO EXPLAIN AND KEEP A DRY EYE
AND TELL YA WHAT THAT MEANS TO ME
STILL I’M UP HERE AND YOU’RE OUT THERE
AND IT’S GOOD SO GOOD TO BE ALIVE (I'M ALIVE) WITH


Chorus

Bridge:
IT HASN’T ALL COME WITHOUT SACRIFICE
IF THERE’S ONE THING I’VE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY
ANYTHING WORTH YOUR BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS
WELL IT NEVER COMES FREE, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO PAY

Instrumental
Bridge
Chorus Twice and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2003 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(2)

ANOTHER CARIBBEAN NITE

LOOKIN’ OUT OVER OYSTER BAY
MY ANGEL WELL I TUCKED HER AWAY
SHE GOT A LITTLE TOO MUCH SUN
AND I’M SOAKIN’ UP THE CARIBBEAN
GUAVA BERRY IT’S SEVENTY PROOF
AND I’M FEELIN’ JUST A LITTLE ALOOF
PRESIDENTE IMPORT BEER AND
TONITE THERE’S NOTHIN’ THAT I FEAR, YES I’M

Chorus:
FEELIN’ ALL RIGHT, CAPTAIN OLIVER’S IN SIGHT
NOTHIN’ FEELS UP TIGHT
LOOKIN’ OUT ON THIS BAY OF LIGHTS
IN ANOTHER, CARIBBEAN NITE

DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS?
GONNA WRITE DEAR ABBEY A LETTER I GUESS
ST. MAARTEN SKY IT HUGS ME
WHILE MY ANGEL I KNOW SHE LOVES ME
I’M FEELIN’ PURE OF HEART
EMOTIONALLY CLEANSED MY SOUL IS ASTART
AND WHAT WAITS BEHIND ME
WILL EASE THE PAIN OF LEAVING PARADISE, YES I’M

Chorus

Bridge:
REGGAE BEAT OVER THE BAY, OCEAN SURF POUNDS AWAY
STARS LOOK DOWN WHILE PELICANS DIVE AND AIN’T IT GOOD TO BE ALIVE

Instrumental

Chorus Twice and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 2003 (SOCAN)

 

(3)

I GOT AN ANGEL

I GOT AN ANGEL KEEPS ME WARM AT NITE
SPREADS HER WINGS TAKES ME IN HOLDS ME TIGHT
I GOT AN ANGEL

I GOT AN ANGEL STAYS WITH ME WHEN I SLEEP
GETS DOWN ON HER KNEES PRAYS FOR MY SOUL TO KEEP
I GOT AN ANGEL

I GOT AN ANGEL WRAPS ME IN HER LOVE
HOLDS ME CLOSE NEVER SAYS NO IF I DIDN’T KNOW BETTER
I’D THINK SHE WAS SENT DOWN FROM ABOVE

I GOT AN ANGEL WATCHES DOWN OVER ME
HER HALO SHINES SO DIVINE SPECIAL PLACE FOR ME TO BE

Bridge:
SHE FLIES OVER ME AND KEEPS ME SAFE FROM HARM
CHASES AWAY THE DEMONS THAT ARE SCRATCHIN’ AT THE DOOR
SHE LOOKS DOWN UPON MY FACE AND SMILES
HOLDS MY HAND HUGS MY HEART SOOTHES MY SOUL ON FIRE
I GOT AN ANGEL

Instrumental

I GOT AN ANGEL WHISPERS IN MY EAR
YOU’LL BE ALL RIGHT THRU THE NITE TAKE AWAY YOUR FEARS
SAYS MY ANGEL

Bridge and out

J. BRIAN Copyright © 2003 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(4)

WHEN I FALL INTO YOU

Chorus:
WONDERFUL IS THE MOMENT I FALL INTO YOU
WHEN I LET GO OF THE WORLD
AND DISAPPEAR IN YOUR WARMTH
INCREDIBLE IS THE MOMENT, I FALL IN TO YOU
WHEN I FEEL NOTHING ELSE
BUT THE DEPTH OF YOUR LOVE, YOUR LOVE
WHEN I FALL INTO YOU

WHO WOULD’VE THOUGHT THE STORY WOULD UNFOLD
LIKE A NOVEL YET WRITTEN, LIKE A FABLE STILL UNTOLD
LIKE AN EMPTY PAGE, WAITING FOR A LYRIC
LIKE A COLLECTABLE, WAITING TO BE SOLD

WHO COULD’VE IMAGINED, OUR PLAY WOULD FIND A STAGE
LIKE A MAGICAL SCRIPT BURIED, IN TIME FINDING ITS AGE
LIKE A LINE OF LIBERTY, WAITING FOR DELIVERANCE
LIKE A PASSIONATE READER, TURNING ANOTHER PAGE

Chorus

Bridge:
LIKE A WILD ROSE COMING TO FRUITION
LIKE A SUNFLOWER RADIATING ALL YELLOW
LIKE A MOMENT HANGING IN TIME HANGING BY A MOMENT
LIKE A STEP BEING CLOSER THAN BEFORE

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2003 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(5)

I WANT A WOMAN

youTube video I Want a Woman

I WANT A WOMAN WHO THINKS LIKE A MAN, LOVES BEER AND SEX, AND CAN SLEEP IN A VAN
I WANT A WOMAN WHO ISN’T SHY, LOVES TO GET NAKED WITH THIRD EYE BLIND
I WANT A WOMAN SKIN TENDER AND TIGHT, TASTES LIKE FRENCH VANILLA RADIATES IN THE NITE
I WANT A WOMAN WITH A LOT OF SELF RESPECT, SMART & A LITTLE SASSY NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT

I WANT A WOMAN WHO DOESN’T READ THE STARS, KNOWS WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS MEN ARE FROM MARS
I WANT A WOMAN WHO CAN TALK WITH THE BOYS
KNOWS WE’RE FULL OF SHIT BUT STILL APPRECIATES OUR TOYS
I WANT A WOMAN WHO’S SOAP OPRAH FREE
DOESN’T WATCH SURVIVOR LEAVES THE REMOTE CONTROL TO ME
I WANT A WOMAN RESPONSIBLE FOR HER OWN HAPPINESS
DOESN’T NEED ME 24 & 7 TELLS ME I’M THE BEST

I WANT A WOMAN WHO’S IMPECCABLY CLEAN, LOOKS GOOD IN ANYTHING ESPECIALLY TIGHT ASS JEANS
I WANT A WOMAN IMPLANT FREE, YES OH NATURAL POINTING NORTH WEST OR EAST
I WANT A WOMAN IN CONTROL OF HER MIND
WHEN THAT OLD MAD SEASON MOVES IN I DON’T HAVE TO RUN & HIDE
I WANT A WOMAN WHO HAS HIGH SELF-ESTEEM, INDEPENDENT AND STRONG, STILL WANTS AND NEEDS ME
I WANT A WOMAN

Instrumental

I WANT A WOMAN WHO GIVES GOOD MIND, WITH NO INHIBITIONS AND NOTHING TO HIDE
I WANT A WOMAN WITH A LOT CLASS, WITH A SEXY STRUT CAN SHAKE HER ASS
I WANT A WOMAN WHO DOESN’T NEED TO IMPRESS
WITH THE VANITY OF JEWELRY AND A THOUSAND DOLLAR DRESS
I WANT A WOMAN WITH A SPONTANEOUS MIND IT DON’T NEED TO BE PERFECT WHEN VENUS & MARS ALIGN

I WANT A WOMAN DOESN’T PLAY HEAD GAMES, DOESN’T KEEP ME GUESSING SAYS IT RIGHT TO MY FACE
I WANT A WOMAN WHO WOULDN’T FEEL ASHAMED NOT BE A MOTHER OR ANY MAN’S SLAVE
I WANT A WOMAN WHO SAYS WHAT SHE FEELS
DOESN’T ASK ME TO WATCH OPRAH TO EXPLAIN ALL HER ORDEALS
I WANT A WOMAN WHO VALUES GOOD HEALTH, DOESN’T SMOKE A THING TAKES GOOD CARE OF HERSELF

I WANT A WOMAN WHO KNOWS HOW TO ROCK
TO YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON BABY SHE CAN WALK THAT WALK
I WANT A WOMAN TALK DIRTY TO ME, HER TONGUE IN MY EAR FOLLOWED WITH PLEASE BABY PLEASE
I WANT A WOMAN WHO DOESN’T EXPECT, FOR HER WAY TO BE PAID, IN EXCHANGE FOR HER SEX
I WANT A WOMAN WHO LOVES TO TRAVEL AS MUCH AS ME
CAN GET UP AND GO LAST MINUTE BUT! COMES BAGGAGE FREE...

I WANT A WOMAN..........

I’M A SINGLE GUY AND NOW YOU KNOW WHY…

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2003 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(6)

WE ARE ONE

THIS TIME AND THIS PLACE
STANDS STILL LIKE A HEART BETWEEN BEATS
WHATEVER GOT US HERE I DON'T NEED TO UNDERSTAND
THERE IS NO PAST NO FUTE IN SIGHT
THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IS THE MOMENT WE'RE IN

Chorus:
SO HOLD ME CLOSE AND COMFORT ME
I'LL MAKE YOU LAUGH UNTIL YOU CRY
C'MON ANGEL GIMME THAT SMILE THAT MELTS ME DOWN
THERE'S NO EXPECTATIONS, WITH NO LIMITATIONS
LET'S LIVE LAUGH AND LOVE, BABY, WE ARE ONE

THIS TIME AND THIS PLACE
JUST TWO BEATIN' HEARTS, STEPPIN' OUTTA THE RACE
AND IT DON'T MATTER WHAT TOMORROW HAS TO SAY
IT'S JUST YOU AND ME MAKING MEMORIESRIGHT NOW FOREVER AND A DAY

Chorus

Bridge:
THIS IS FREEDOM BABY
THIS IS THE GOOD LIFE
THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS OR NO ANSWERS
ONLY REASONS TO CELEBRATE THIS TIME YOU AND I

Chorus, Chorus and out

J. Brian Copyright © 2003 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(7)

TREASURES

I SAID "I’VE NEVER KNOWN A WOMAN LIKE YOU"
LOOKING DEEP IN HER EYES OF OCEAN BLUE
WITH HER HAIR FALLING DOWN LIKE A WATER FALL
AND HER SMILE OF A SUN DRENCHED HUE
BEAUTIFUL AND SMART SEXY AND FUNNY
"I NEVER KNEW A WOMAN LIKE YOU EXISTED
CAN THIS GO ANYWHERE DO YOU WANT OUT NOW?"
IN A VOICE CALM AND HEALING HOLISTIC.....SHE SAID

Chorus:
"YOU’RE GOOD FOR ME AND I’M GOOD FOR YOU
I DON’T WANT TO LOSE YOU NOW
LET’S TAKE THE CHANCE, BETTER TO DANCE
THAN TO NOT HAVE DANCED AT ALL
SHOW ME RESPECT, I’LL SHOW YOU THE SAME
MY SELF WORTH IS YOURS TO DISCOVER
MAKE ME FEEL GOOD LIKE A GOOD MAN SHOULD
AND MY TREASURES ALL MY PLEASURES
ARE YOURS TO DISCOVER, YOURS TO UNCOVER"

I SAID "LIFE FOR ME IS DAY TO DAY SMILES
GRACING YEARS OF MEMORIES THAT GET ME ON THRU
ALL THAT I’VE LOVED AND ALL THAT I’VE LOST
IS A MEASURE OF A HEART THAT’S TRUE
I CAN BE, YOUR FUN GUY I GUESS
I KIND OF DIG THAT ROLE AT THIS STAGE
CAN THIS GO ANYWHERE DO YOU WANT OUT NOW?"
IN A VOICE CALM AND HEALING HOLISTIC.....SHE SAID

Chorus

Instrumental

"CAN THIS GO ANYWHERE DO YOU WANT OUT NOW?"
IN A VOICE CALM AND HEALING HOLISTIC.....SHE SAID

Chorus and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(8)

FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS

YOU HAVE..... NOBODY TO BLAME BUT YOURSELF
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE AND NOBODY ELSE
FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS
DO YOU..... EVEN KNOW WHAT MAKES YOU SMILE?
HAVE YOU RUN THE ONE YOU LOVE THRU THE EMOTIONAL MILE?
FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS

Chorus:
IT’S NOT ABOUT THEM OR ANYONE ELSE
IT’S NOT ABOUT THEM IT’S ABOUT THE SELF
IT’S NOT ABOUT THEM OR ANYTHING ELSE
IT’S NOT ABOUT THEM TAKE A LOOK AT YOURSELF
LOOK INSIDE YOURSELF

DO YOU..... BELIEVE YOUR DESTINY IS YOUR COMMAND?
DO YOU..... BELIEVE YOU ARE THE BEGINNING AND THE END?
FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS
DO YOU..... EVEN KNOW THE PERSON IN THE MIRROR?
ARE YOU THEIR FRIEND OR DO YOU FEAR?
FOR THEIR OWN HAPPINESS

Chorus

Bridge:
THERE’S A SELF SERVING HISTORY IN THIS COMMUNITY LINKING
WHERE THE NEEDS OF THE MANY OUTWEIGH THE FEW AND THE THINKING
AND MAINSTREAM IS THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE
WITH ITS SHRINKS DRUGS GODS SOOTH SAYERS
OF DEPENDENCE UPON EVERYTHING ELSE BUT THE SELF

Instrumental

DO YOU.....EVEN KNOW WHAT TURNS YOU ON?
HAVE YOU RUN THE ONE YOU LOVE THRU THE EMOTIONAL MARATHON?
FOR YOUR OWN HAPPINESS

Chorus and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(9)

HALF OF TWO

(1) SOMEWHERE PURPOSE HAS AN INTENTION SO BOLD
BRAVELY FLIRTATIOUS IN A WORLD SO COLD
SOMEWHERE INTENTION HAS A PURPOSE SO BRAVE
WITH THE REWARD IN THE GOODNESS OF ALL THAT IT GAVE

(2) SOMEWHERE THERE’S AN IDEA NOT YET REVEALED
LIKE A BEAUTIFUL BODY THAT CLOTHING CONCEALS
SOMEWHERE REVEALED IS AN IDEA SO PROFOUND
SHACKLED IN MAINSTREAM TIED UP AND BOUND

Chorus:
INCREDIBLE ARE THOSE THAT TAKE THE CHANCE
SEE THE OPPORTUNITY AND NOT LET IT PASS
SPECIAL ARE THOSE THAT STEP OUTSIDE BORDERS
REAP THE REWARD IN WALKING UNFAMILIAR CORRIDORS

Instrumental

Bridge:
WHAT IF JESUS NEVER CHALLENGED THE STATE?
WHAT IF COLUMBUS NEVER SAW ROUND PAST THE GATE?
WHAT IF DARWIN NEVER CHALLENGED THE MYTH OF CREATION?
WHAT IF EINSTEIN NEVER LOOKED DEEPER THAN RELIGION?

Break

(3) WHY DO OUR HEROES ARISE IN HOLLYWOOD?
WHY DO WE PRAISE THE BAD WHEN IT FINALLY CATCHES UP TO GOOD?
WHY DO THE NEEDS OF THE MANY OUTWEIGH THE NEEDS OF THE FEW?
WHY IS ONE ONLY HALF OF TWO?

Chorus twice

Out with repeat of 3rd verse

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(10)

SPARKLE

I HAVEN’T BEEN MYSELF FOR A WHILE
YOU HAVEN’T BEEN AROUND TO NOTICE
I FEEL LIKE A WOUND IN NEED OF HEALING
WITH A KIND OF EMOTIONAL POULTICE
YOU ARE THE BREAD AND THE MILK
TO LAY UPON MY INFECTION
A POTENT POTION A MAGIC ELIXIR
A SEGUAY OF SOOTHING INJECTION
AND I WANT TO TELL YOU

Chorus:
I CAN’T GIVE YOU DIAMONDS BABY
BUT I CAN BRING SPARKLE TO YOUR LIFE
I CAN’T GIVE YOU FOR BETTER OF FOR WORSE
ONLY THE BEST OF ME MOST OF THE TIME
I CAN’T GIVE YOU 9 TO 5
I’M OUTSIDE THE BOX BUT STILL ON YOUR SIDE
AND I CAN’T GIVE YOU HOUSECOAT AND SLIPPERS
BUT THESE BLUEJEANS ARE WORN TO ROCK YOU ANYTIME

Instrumental

YOU ARE THE BREAD AND THE MILK
TO LAY UPON MY INFECTION
A POTENT POTION A MAGIC ELIXIR
A SEGUAY OF SOOTHING INJECTION
AND I WANT TO TELL YOU

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(11)

EROTIC FOG

SHE SAID, "I NEVER FELT COMFORTABLE WITH ANY MAN BEFORE
NEVER AS I HAVE WITH YOU
YOU FREE MY INHIBITIONS, YOU NEVER JUDGE OR BEGRUDGE
THE NAUGHTY GIRL I HAVE IN ME FOR YOU"

I SAID, "I'VE ALWAYS LIKED THE FEELING OF FEELING SPECIAL
LIKE I DO WHEN I'M WITH YOU
WHEN YOU WALK IN TO MY LIFE, YOU RELEASE YOU UNLEASH
THE BAD BOY I HAVE IN ME FOR YOU"

SHE SAID, “YOU DON’T HAVE TO ANALYZE
JUST LOOK DEEP IN MY EYES
I KNOW YOU’LL FIGURE IT OUT
I WANT YOU TO WANT ME NO DOUBT
I THINK I KNOW WHAT YOU NEED
AND I’M WANTIN’ TO PLEASE
SO MAKE ME FEEL LIKE THE ONE
THEN FEAST YOUR EYES IN THE COMING UNDONE"

Chorus:
AND I SAID "OKAY BABY,
STAND ON THAT CHAIR, WAVE YOUR ARMS HIGH IN THE AIR
KEEP THE ROMANCE, DO THE DOOR JAM DANCE
TOUCH ME AS MUCH, DON’T BE SHY WITH YOUR FUN GUY
TEASE ME SQUEEZE ME FEBREEZE ME AND KNEES PLEASE ME
YOU CAN TRUST ME AS YOU LUST ME, CAUSE I'M AN EXOTIC HOG
AND BABY I'LL GUIDE YOU THRU YOUR... EROTIC FOG!"

Instrumental
Bridge and chorus out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(12)

THE BOX

IGNORANCE IS BLISS BUT KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
AND MONEY IT RULES EVERYTHING
MY COUSIN TED CHALLENGED THIS FACT
AND DIED WITH HIS HEART ON A STRING
WE ARE ALL BORN INSIDE THE BOX
THE BOX DESIGNED AND BUILT
BY SOOTH SAYERS, CLERGY, POLITICIANS AND BULLIES
THRU CONTROL, FEAR AND GUILT

Chorus:
SO THINK OF HAPPINESS AS A STATE OF MIND
AND ONLY HOW IT’S PERCEIVED
THINK OF BEAUTY MEASURED
IN THE EYE OF THE DARING
OUTSIDE THE BOX AND BEYOND ITS SEAMS
THINK OF GODS CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF MAN
OUTSIDE THE BOX BROTHER YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN
THINK OF YOUR MIND AS THE UNIVERSE EVER EXPANDING
OUTSIDE THE BOX AND IN TO THE UNKNOWN
THE BEAUTIFUL UNKNOWN, NOT SHOWN
INSIDE THE BOX

BREAKING OUT OF THE BOX IS RISKY AT BEST
IT’S A LIFETIME OF DEFENDING YOURSELF
MEDIOCRITY BEARS ITS WEIGHT ON THE FEW
EMBARRASSINGLY IT’S ANYTHING BUT STEALTH
WE HUMANS NEED TO BE LED LIKE FLOCKS
FLOCKS OF SHEEP WE GRAVEL TO BE SHOWN
HERDED BY MIGHT NEVER CHOOSING TO BREAK
FROM THE BOX FOR FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN.....

Chorus

C’MON BROTHERS, SISTERS, SONS & DAUGHTERS

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(13)

ME & MY LUSCIOUS

ME AND MY LUSCIOUS RUNNIN’ BC 99
HEADIN’ UP TO WHISTLER ON HYWAY SEA TO SKY
JACKSON ON THE 6 PACK CROWE SHE’S QUEUED IN LINE
IN A RAG TOP RED MUSTANG SOAKIN’ UP THE SUNSHINE
ME AND MY LUSCIOUS LONGHORNS AND PINTS OF BEER
WITH BIKERS IN THE PARK STUNT RIDIN’ WITH NO FEAR
THERE’S THIS KID SINGIN’ LIFE’S BEEN GOOD TO ME
AN ENERGY HERE THAT BINDS US WE’RE ALIVE AND WE ARE FREE
SEA ON OUR PORT CLIFFS STARBOARD SIDE
I’M SMILIN’ AT THE ONE I LOVE AN OPEN ROAD AND RIDIN’ HIGH

Chorus:
AND WE’RE LIVIN’ THE GOOD LIFE
ONLY MOUNTAINS STAND IN OUR WAY
AND WE’RE LIVIN’ THE GOOD LIFE
AIN’T NO STOPPIN’ US NOW
JUST YOU AND ME BABY FOR 14 DAYS

ME AND MY LUSCIOUS CABLE CAR-ING TO THE TOP
OUR CONSCIOUS IS LIFTED TOP OF WHISTLER OUR NEXT STOP
RENEWAL WITH THE VISTAS OUR VISION IS RE THOUGHT
THERE’S PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING IN TAKING STOCK OF WHAT WE’VE GOT
ME AND MY LUSCIOUS RUNNIN’ SOUTH ON 99
HEADIN’ TO ALASKA ON THE DIAMOND PRINCESS LINE
ADVENTURE IN OUR SOULS KINDRED SPIRITS WE GO AS ONE
OFF INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER WHERE THE HORIZON MEETS THE SUN
CLIFFS ON OUR PORT SEA STARBOARD SIDE
I’M SMILIN’ AT THE ONE I LOVE FEEL I CAN TOUCH THE SKY

Chorus

Bridge:
THE OCEAN ALL AROUND US THE WIND RUNS TRUE AND FREE
THE SUN ON THE HORIZON,IT’LL RIDE THERE TILL 2 OR 3
AHH ME AND MY BABY HAVIN’ FUN ON THE SHIP’S BOW
WE GOT MORE THAN A FEW BEERS IN US WE AIN’T DRIVIN’ ANYHOW

Instrumental

HEY THERE’S ALASKA BABY THINK I SEE GOLD OVER THERE
JUST PAST THE HARVARD GLACIERS AND THE GRIZZLY BEARS
JUST YOU AND ME DREAMIN’ YEAH I THINK IT’S SAFE TO SAY
A HUNDRED YEARS AGO WE’D BE STAKING OUR CLAIM

Chorus, Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(14)

THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

for my Mother, my heroine, 1918 - 2004

SHE WAS A POOR FARMER’S DAUGHTER WHO NEVER MUCH LIKED THE RUSTY DUSTY FARM
SHE’D RATHER WORK THE STRINGS OF HER FARMING FATHER’S FIDDLE
THAN TO TEND TO THE CHORES OF THE BARN

LIFE ON THE PRAIRIES WASN’T EASY FOR A GIRL WHO DREAMED OF SONG AND DANCE
SHE SAW SHEEP AS PETS, HORSES AS FRIENDS AND COWS AS SAD
THE WORK WAS TOUGH ON A YOUNG MUSICIAN’S HANDS
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

PAULINE ENJOYED HER ONE ROOM CHURCH AND SCHOOL
ALL 8 GRADES WAS A MILESTONE TO SAY THE LEAST
BUT THE ILLS OF THE DEPRESSION HIT THE FARM SO HARD
AND THE GUITAR AND THE FIDDLE WENT TO WASTE
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

PAULINE MARRIED A MINER AND HE WAS A LOGGER IN NICKEL TOWN SUDBURY ‘42
HE RODE THE RAILS FROM GORLITZ SASKATCHEWAN
LOOKING FOR WORK, HIS NAME WAS JOHN

SHE TOLD ME OF THE BEST AND HAPPY TIMES
WHEN LIFE WAS SIMPLE AND SAVOURED IN MEMORIES
WHEN HARD DIRT FLOORS’N WOOD BURNING STOVES
HOSTED THE SATURDAY NITE HOOTENANNY
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

IN ‘43 MY SISTER WAS THEIR FIRST BORN AND THERE WAS ME IN 1949
DARLENE WAS THE APPLE OF HER DADDY’S EYE AND MY MOTHER,SHE CALLED ME HER SUNSHINE

MY DAD HE WORKED DAYS A HARD WORKING MAN
BUT HE HAD A BAD TASTE FOR THE BIG OLE SMELLY TOWN
MY MOTHER WORKED AFTERNOONS SPINNING THE WOOL
I NEVER KNEW A WOMAN THAT WORKED HARDER THE CLOCK ROUND
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ROMANCE AND THE HARDER LIFE
MY PARENTS SOMEHOW GREW APART
NEVER ONCE DID THEY TAKE THEIR GUILT OUT ON US
WITH US IT WAS INNOCENCE OF THE HEART

IN ‘74 I SET OUT ON AN ADVENTURE REALIZED BY ONLY A LUCKY FEW
IN ‘84 WITH MY DAD AS MY ROADIE WE SHARED IN ‘THIS THING I DO’
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

I SAW HER THERE IN MY REARVIEW MIRROR
SWEAR SHE HAD THAT OLE GUITAR RAISED HIGH IN THE AIR
SHE’D OFTEN SAY WHY DON’T YOU GO TO NASHVILLE SON
WITH WHAT YOU HEAR THESE DAYS IT JUST AIN’T FAIR
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

EVERY TIME I WALKED BACK IN TO 381
THE MUSIC SO SWEET IT GREETED MY EARS
JUST LIKE IT DID GROWING UP IN THAT BIG OLE STUCCO HOUSE
I WAS JUST A KID WITH A ROCK AND ROLLIN’ DREAM
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYED

DAD PASSED ON IN MAY OF 2000
AND HE REALIZED THE PEACE IN "THE GAMBLER’S" LYRIC
THE MOST YOU CAN HOPE FOR IS TO DIE IN YOUR SLEEP
AND HE DIED WITH A CONTENTED SPIRIT..........

OUR PARENTS PASS AND HOPE TO LEAVE US THEIR GOODNESS
I’LL NEVER FORGET THE LAST DAYS OF MY MOTHER’S LIFE
SHE HUGGED ME WITH HER HEART AND LOOKED DEEP INTO MY EYES
AUG ‘04 WITH THE RADIO PLAYING AT HER SIDE........

SO HERE I AM A SURVIVING GRATEFUL SON
MY LOVE RESPECT AND ADMIRATION WITH EVERY SUNRISE
FOR A POOR FARMER’S DAUGHTER DENIED HER TRUE DESTINY
ONLY TO BE REALIZED IN THE SUNSHINE OF HER LIFE
AND THE RADIO ALWAYS PLAYS

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(15)

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH

BOOMERS WERE BORN IN THE AFTERMATH OF HATE
WE WERE THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF HOPE
SO I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER CARRYING THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD
AND I’M STUCK IN THE 70S IT’S HOW I COPE
I’M PART OF AN AGING DEMOGRAPHIC VISION
LITTLE DID WE KNOW THE WORLD’S INTENTIONS AT BIRTH
FOR FUN I THREW STONES AT COKE CANS AND I OWN ROCK & ROLL
I GREW UP EMBRACING A REAL WORLD TAKE THAT FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

THE WORLD HAS BECOME A MUCH SMALLER PLACE TO BE
IN 57 YEARS OF THIS EXPERIENCE CALLED LIFE
I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER LOOKIN’ ON BACK
MUCH FURTHER BACK IN MY PHOTO ALBUM THAN AHEAD IN MY MIND’S EYE
LIKE DINOSAURS WHO RULED THEIR INVINCIBLE WORLD
IN A FLASH THEY WERE GONE POOF! DUST TO THE EARTH
I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER WITH A PREHISTORIC LEGACY
I’VE CONCERNS FOR THIS VIRTUAL WORLD TAKE THAT FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

THERE’S NOTHING SACRED ANYMORE WE GOT THE INTERNET AND PAPARAZZI
NOTHING LEFT TO INNOCENCE OR IMAGINATION
ROMANCE IS PURCHASED, GENDER IS ENGINEERED
AND MUSIC AWARDS ARE HANDED OUT TO A MUSIC-LESS GENERATION
SOME CALL ME CYNICAL SOME CALL ME NEGATIVE
AND THAT’S THE PRICE YOU PAY WHEN YOU GOT STANDARDS AT BIRTH
I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER ANALYZING A MESSED UP WORLD
STILL TRYIN’ TO MAKE IT BETTER TAKE THAT FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER CRITICAL CYNICAL ANYTHING BUT TYPICAL
I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER WORK HARD PLAY HARD
MOTIVATED TO KEEP IT HARD
I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER
I’M JUST ANOTHER BOOMER TAKE THAT FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(16)

STILL LIVIN' THE DREAM

youTube video Still Livin' the Dream

I WAS THE LAST MAN STANDING
WHEN THE COMPANY TORE DOWN THE WALLS
JUST OUTSIDE LAY THE QEW
TO TORONTO OR NIAGARA FALLS
I WANTED NOTHIN' TO DO WITH HOW MY DAD WASTED HIS LIFE
IN THE RUSH HOUR STOP AND GO
FOR THE COMPANY FOR THE ALMIGHTY BUCK
FOR THE CORPORATE CEO

I WAS THE LAST MAN STANDING
AT THE HOUSE WE CALLED 42
THEY ASKED ME TO LEAVE WHEN THEY DID THE LEAVING
SO I WENT OUT AND DID THIS THING I DO
I WANTED NOTHING TO DO WITH WASTING MY LIFE
IN THE MEDIOCRITY AND THE ABSENCE OF PASSION
I WAS BORN WITH A DREAM TO LIVE IT SEEMS
IN THE CALLING OF A DIFFERENT FASHION AND I’M

Chorus:
STILL LIVIN’ THE DREAM YEAH, IT’S STILL YOU AND ME
STILL GIVIN’ IT SEEMS, IT’S GOOD TO RECEIVE
STILL LIVIN’ THE DREAM YEAH, IT’S LATER THAN IT SEEMS
STILL LIVIN’ THE DREAM YEAH,
IT’S GOOD TO BELIEVE IN LIVIN’ THE DREAM

Bridge:
I’VE SEEN SO MANY DREAMS PUSHED ASIDE IN THE SECURITY OF THE 9 TO 5
OR GET BURIED IN BILLS TAXES AND LEVYIES OF LIFE
WASHED AWAY, IN THE TEAR OF AN EYE, TEAR OF AN EYE

Instrumental, 2nd bridge next

THE UNIVERSE QUIETLY UNFOLDS AS EACH OF US CERTAINLY ALLOW
IN THE ENDLESS FLUX OF RUIN AND RENEWAL
IM ALIVE, IN MY DREAM, IN THE NOW, I KNOW THAT NOW

Chorus, Chorus and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2010 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

DISC 3 = 1997 - 2002

(1)

GIVE IT A NAME

I’ve been totally naked and felt overdressed, I’ve been calculated and clearly outguessed
You know that I’ve been lied to finding out the truth, I’ve been slain like a dragon playing the fearsome sleuth
And I have been trusted by unknown perfect strangers and felt secure and safe surrounded by danger
With my eyes wide and open I’ve seen nothing at all, I’ve listened to the preacher never hearing any call
Give it a name, give it a name

I’ve had a full tank to everywhere, run out of gas, I’ve run the road on empty getting everywhere so damn fast
With my heart out on my sleeve I never lost a beat, I’ve won everything in the game graciously excepting defeat
I’ve gone the whole nine yards never taking a step, I’ve stood up to be counted things never adding up
I’ve danced with the devil never believing in a god, I’ve almost bled to death with no trace of blood
Give it a name, give it a name

I have been mistaken for someone who was right, and I have been forsaken with the savior at my side
I have been betrayed by the ones I loved the most, and I have been saved by the illusionary ghost
I’ve been a witness never seeing any crime, and I’ve been found guilty never serving any time
And I’ve been going crazy tryin’ to stay sane, I’ve had the knife plunged deep and twisted never feeling any pain
Give it a name, give it a name

And I have made some money on impatient reckless wagers, and felt as free as a bird locked inside the cages
I’ve held on so tight to loose and fancy thoughts, wore a face full of smiles with my stomach tied in knots
I’ve been fall down drunk never straighter in my life, I’ve been married once will it ever get to twice?
I don’t believe in violence, I’ll fight you on that stand, I feel so stressed out, I worry ‘bout that

I’ve read a New York Times best seller never turning a page, I know how old you are, kryst I don’t even know your age
I’ve stared sadness in the eye never shedding a tear, I’ve read the myth of water turned to wine hey man, it should’ve been beer
I’ve put my faith in yesterday had tomorrow thrown in my face, so now I live for today, so get off my fucking case
I’ve loved learned and lost in the random blink of an eye, one can ask so many questions how where when and why
Give it a name, give it a name

Life is not always as it appears, it has so many disguises to work upon your fears
Your soul is your very own and never should you sell, don’t give credit to your god don’t blame that guy in hell
Life indeed is strange at its very best, it comes with surprise and change that you’ll never guess
It’s full of hidden treasure and so many wonderful things, the work that you put in it reflects the bounty that it brings

Give it a name, give it a name

J. Brian Copyright © Star Stuff Music 1998 (SOCAN)

 

(2)

IT AIN'T NEVER ENOUGH

There’s a rhapsody in this scene of you and I tonite
It’s powerful and poetic it feels incredibly right
As we tumble thru the sheets locked in ecstatic flight
It’s easy to understand there’s magic in the nite

Chorus:
It ain’t never enough, you and I embraced
It ain’t never enough, eye to eye this way
It ain’t never enough, this melting of our skin
It ain’t never enough, this heat and sweat and sin

There’s a wonder in this vision of you and I tonite
It’s lucid and it’s lurid, it’s primal and precise
Falling thru the feathers locked in the love of life
Duality in our motion oneness in the nite

It ain’t never enough, you and I in lust
It ain’t never enough, eye to eye in trust
It ain’t never enough, this melting of desire
It ain’t never enough, riding this flame of fire

Bridge:
Thundering hearts collide, lightning in our eyes
Our bodies sweat like rain, a tree falls in the forest again

Instrumental

Chorus:

It ain’t never enough, you and I as one
It ain’t never enough, eye to eye in fun
It ain’t never enough, this melting of our souls
It ain’t never enough, you and I in fold


J. Brian Copyright © 1998 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(3)

LONG LONG GONE

Me’n Ger and Kali runnin’ south on 6, headin’ outta Hamilton lookin’ for a fun fix
We got dead aim on Erie, Turkey Point in fact, camp’n golf’n bush party, rockin’ in the sack
Caledonia by-pass runs past the River Grand, loadin’ beer in Hagersville, Sleeman’s in the van
Slowin’ down in Jarvis cops at the edge of town, pit stoppin’ in Dover, best french fries around and we're

Chorus:
Gone gone, long long gone, Steeltown is history, all week-end long
Yes we’re gone gone, long long gone, rockin’ the shores of Erie, singing these songs
And we’re gone gone, long long gone

Left on 24 Simcoe it’s another day, stoppin’ for those butter tarts in Port Ryerse
Up ahead at Uncle Tom’s, pickled asparagus, golfin’ at Pine Valley, if the weather’s with us
There’s signs up at route 10, Turkey Point this way, 2nd Sandbar has J. rockin’ Saturday
Provincial Park we got our site, 6 BUCKS put it on hold, flush toilets, running water, poison ivy’s free I’m told and we're

Chorus

Camp is up and so is Mikey waitin’ for a sign, beer in hand, Kali loose, friends set to arrive
Practice golf with pine cones, G-Off & the ‘tick man’, Rodie Rich makes schmores and Bren says she’s my favourite fan
Fire burns into the dark, its magic lights our souls, songs about "the good life" we laugh at stories told
Reminisce into the abyss, it’s time to hit the sack, 2 a.m. just a few hours from that first tee shot

Chorus

It’s balls’n beach’n barbis’n beer, Saturday is king, grip’n rip’n strip’n flip it, happiness is everything
Steve & Red the rig rolls in, ready to sing and dance, East Coast boys know how to party, give ‘em another chance
Time has arrived and I’m alive, can’t hold a party down, ready to rock and roll, gonna party this bar down
Mia smiles with a Honey Brown, just do what you do, they bring their cheers drink their beers for a chosen few

Chorus

J. Brian Copyright © 1999 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(4)

LOVE YOU TONITE

When the day is done, and I feel like I’m the lonely one
When the day has won, and I feel like I’m the only one
You’re my beacon from the abyss
You’re my deacon with an angel’s kiss
You can save me

Chorus:
I just wanna be in you tonite
I just wanna be in your light
I wanna feel you forever
I wanna heal in your together
I just wanna love you tonite, I just wanna love you tonite

When I feel the world, closin’ in on me
I need to unfurl, in your rhapsody
You’re my harbour from rough seas
You’re my shelter from mean streets
You can soothe me

Chorus

Bridge:
I need you to touch the nite, I need you to hold me tight
I need you to make it right, take the fight away

Instrumental

I wanna feel you forever
I wanna heal in your together
I wanna lay in your heather
You’re the calm in my weather
I just wanna love you tonite, I just wanna love you tonite


J. Brian Copyright © 1996 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(5)

A LOTTA LOVE TO GIVE

If some things were meant to be, was it ever meant to be for you and me?
How can so much forgiveness go to waste?
How can so much sweetness leave a bad taste?
After all the blame and accusation, after all the pain and degradation

Chorus:
I guess a lotta tears’ll fall
I guess a lotta fears’ll call
I gotta lotta life to live
I gotta lotta love to give
I gotta lotta love to give

Never judge a book by its cover, never turn a friend in to a lover
White lies leave a lotta black marks, bright skies soon turn dark
After all the praise and annointment, after all the trust and disappointment

Chorus

Instrumental

After all the secrets and sins concealed
after all the heaven and hell revealed

Chorus

 

J. Brian Copyright © 1996 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(6)

THUNDER THIGHS

I was comin' up lonely most everyday, statistic in a world of commitment fade away
Feeling sorry for myself just didn't suit my style I needed some human touch, comfort for a while
So I suited up to rip it up, full moon hangin' in the sky, on the prowl ready to howl predatorial eye
Wings and beer and babes never sounded so divine, smoke & sweat & sin, rock and roll on the side

Local 9 to 1 shakin' the earth it stood, Cocker cover band rockin' the neighbourhood
Wall to wall party, redefining fun, our eyes taking dead aim, like a smokin' warm gun
There must've been a sign hangin' round my neck, lonely and in lust and a little down on my luck
She said are you for sale, I said no but I'm for rent, so how do we start this thing darlin', yeh, let's dance

She grabbed my imagination led me to the floor, "YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON" baby, I couldn't ask for more
She walked the walk, danced the dance, the scene was hot & heavy, her touch soft, her body hard, her thighs from the land of plenty
Destiny in her voice she whispered in my ear, we're both in need, we need to feed on passion not our fears
So c'mon baby don't deny what I understand, celebrate the night, follow me to the promised land

Thunder…..

Chorus:

She baby baby baby feast your eyes on these thighs they’re gonna hold ya mould ya fold ya, take ya deep inside
Deep inside my love is where you really wanna be so hold on tight my darlin’ ride the fantasy
I’m gonna take you on a tour called pleasures of the flesh all inclusive package baby flesh is gonna mesh
Lock like tongue and groove you won’t believe your eyes, I’m the imax of climax, they call me thunder thighs

Thunder…..

J. Brian Copyright © 1998 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(7)

WHO SPEAKS FOR EARTH?

Who speaks for Earth?

Is life an illusion or a fantasy?
Or a cosmic transfusion of reality?
Can we be the statement of another world?
Some things are clear, yet so much is a blur
Who, who speaks for Earth?

Is life a beautiful dream drifting thru space?
Or is it just a scheme with its wealth and its waste?
Are we the conclusion of a universal script?
Or just lost in confusion our senses been stripped?
Who, who speaks for Earth?

Bridge:

Why do we follow blindly, when we’ve eyes to see,
Leaders wearing halos of hypocrisy?
Commanding us to war in guilt and fear and pain
Sending us to our knees in death and vain
Who, who speaks for Earth?

Does life render a deed for which we all owe?
Or are we the seeds the cosmos doth sow?
Is life but a stage where players take their birth?
Is life the question or the answer?
Who, who speaks for Earth?

J. Brian Copyright © 1983, 1998 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(8)

LOVE ON THE LINE

Chorus:
When you put your love on the line, don’t be afraid
When you put your love on the line, let it take you away
When you put your love on the line, let it all start
When you put your love on the line
Give it straight from the heart, straight from the heart

I know it’s hard for you to take a chance
Once burnt twice shy they say in love and romance
But I know and I feel it, it’s hiding inside
Let me show it, I want you to know it, let me give you my life
The price of love goes up when you put your love on the line

Chorus

Second guessing your emotions ain’t always easy
The battle of the head and heart can be crazy
But I know and I feel it, it’s hiding inside
Let me show it, I want you to know it, let me give you my life
The price of love goes up when you put your love on the line

Chorus

J. Brian Copyright © 2001 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(9)

OUT OF THE BLUE WITH YOU

I must confess my imagination ran wild with the thought of being with you
It felt so different, so incredibly unique, perhaps a fantasy come true
We were reading the same book of life, just chapters apart you and I
You were on character development, I was at plot thickens, us reading just one page at a time

Chorus:
And you, you moved me, you, set me free
And you, you touched me, you made me happy
Yeah you, you set me free

You accepted my invitation, I revealed the depths of my heart
I let you in cause you wanted out, and you said, you wanted a part
We were playing the same songs of life, speaking the same language you and I
It was so much fun those days in the sun, rock & roll on the run you and I

Chorus

Instrumental

We were playing the same songs of life, speaking the same language you and I
It was so much fun those days in the sun, rock & roll on the run you and I

Bridge:

I will always think of you
That was a time that got me thru
I will always think of you
That was a time that came out of the blue with you

Chorus

J. Brian Copyright © 2001 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(10)

I'LL GIVE UP ON YOU

Chorus:
WHEN CALIFORNIA FALLS INTO THE OCEAN
WHEN THE ROCKIES CRUMBLE AND FALL
WHEN THE EARTH LOSES IT’S MOTION
WHEN THE SUN BECOMES A BLACK HOLE
THAT’S WHEN AND ONLY WHEN I’LL GIVE UP ON YOU

AIN’T NO SECRET AIN’T NOTHIN’ HIDIN’ HERE
YOU ARE THE ONE BABY, YOU ARE THE BEST
I TAKE YOU AS YOU ARE, BUT THAT AIN'T ALWAYS EASY BABY
AND YOU GOT ALL OF ME NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS
SO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG WITH EMOTIONS RUNNIN’ HIGH
DON’T TURN YOUR BACK ON ME BABY DON’T YOU RUN AND HIDE
THERE AIN’T NOTHIN’ WE CAN’T FACE NOTHIN’ WE CAN’T GET THRU
LOOK IN TO MY EYES BABY TRUST ME THIS IS TRUE

Chorus

WE GOT OUR HISTORY OUR FUTURE STILL TO COME
WE GOT TODAY BABY LET’S CELEBRATE THE LOVE WE FEEL
THERE IS NO ONE ELSE I’D RATHER SHARE MY LIFE WITH
GIVE ME ALL OF YOU SHOW ME WHAT IS REAL
SO WHEN THINGS GO WRONG WITH EMOTIONS RUNNIN’ HIGH
DON’T TURN YOUR BACK ON ME BABY DON’T YOU RUN AND HIDE
THERE AIN’T NOTHIN’ WE CAN’T FACE NOTHIN’ WE CAN’T GET THRU
LOOK IN TO MY EYES BABY TRUST ME THIS IS TRUE

Chorus

Bridge:
ALL THIS EMOTIONAL INVESTMENT ALL THIS MAKING IT WORK
HAS MADE THE BOTH OF US STRONGER BABY
RESPECTING ALL THE WORTH

Instrumental

Bridge

Chorus, Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2008 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(11)

SEARCHIN' FOR SOME HOPE

Chorus:
I must’ve met her in a dream, that challenged reality
She was young and brave and beautiful, less than innocent I think
I was on the rebound, supple and vulnerable
She was stepping out of bounds, searching for some hope

She loved him for what she thought he could be, not for what he was
I’m tired of tryin’ to fix him she said, I’m dyin’ to have some fun
I said take it for what it’s worth sweetie, I’ve seen it time and again
I see you settling for second best, get out while you can

She loved her beer just like me, that’s something in common to cherish
We talked of everything from god to sex, as the evening began to perish
We listened to albums and talked of songs and lyrics that touched our souls
We hugged and danced and traded smiles, it was special it was gold

Chorus

She said sex is everyone’s weakness, I knew exactly what she meant
As I stared into her eyes and everything below, I was on the verge of being spent
I wanted achingly to lay her down, on silk and satin and lace
I wanted to see the music of her body in harmony with her face

I said how is it that you and I can talk for hours on end
She said J. you know exactly who and what you are, and where it all began
Those words just hugged my pounding heart, and I gently held her face
I kissed her sweet and marshmallow soft, my blood began to race

Chorus

I wanna feel your skin, just relax, I wanna give everything I know to be good
You are so young I wanna give you my worth, let the nite unfold as it should
These hands are slow and soft and curious, let them melt all over your skin
Give in to your lust, it’s just you and I in trust, the power of passion can win…

She looked at me just a little bit drunk, smiled and said she couldn’t stay
It was guilt or fear or a little of both that sent her on her way
She said I’m leaving him when the time is right, I’ll call you when it all comes down
We’ll live laugh and love, travel’n have fun, she never has come back ‘round
not back ‘round

Chorus

I often think back on that momentary nite, and what it all had to tell
I think she was too young to realize the difference ‘tween heaven and hell
I guess hope comes in many forms, it’s hard to know where it start
I only wish she’d taken the chance to dance with me in the dark...

Chorus

J. Brian Copyright © 2001 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(12)

YOU COULDA HAD IT ALL

Chorus:
I WISH I COULD’VE FOUND A WAY TO BREAK THRU
TO RELEASE YOU, TO UNLEASH YOU
I WISH I COULD’VE FOUND A WAY TO FIND THE KEY
TO UNLOCK YOU, FOR ME
I WISH I COULD’VE FOUND A WAY TO OPEN YOUR EYES
MAKE YOU REALIZE, SEE CLOUDLESS SKIES
I WISH I COULD’VE FOUND A WAY TO WALK YOU OUTA THE DARK INTO THE LIGHT OF MY HEART

YOU KNOW YOU COULD’VE HAD IT ALL
IF YOU’D JUST TAKEN THE TIME
TO LOOK ALL AROUND YOU
INSTEAD OF STRAIGHT DOWN THE LINE

Chorus

YOU KNOW YOU COULD’VE HAD IT ALL
THE OFFER WAS ON THE TABLE
SITTING IN A BED OF ROSES
NOW YOU’RE LEFT WITH MAYBES AND SUPPOSES

Chorus

YOU COULD’VE HAD IT ALL (PURE AND THE MAGIC)
YOU COULD’VE HAD IT ALL (A CURE FOR THE TRAGIC)
YOU COULD’VE HAD IT ALL (IT DANCES ON MY MIND)
YOU COULD’VE HAD IT ALL (IT GLANCES OFF IN TIME)

Chorus

J. Brian Copyright © 2001 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(13)

SARAH

Chorus:
IT WAS JUST ANOTHER NITE IN JUST ANOTHER BAR, BUT IT HAD IT’S TALE TO TELL
EVERYBODY’S GOT A STORY THAT’LL BREAK YOUR HEART
EVERYBODY’S GOT SOMETHING TO SELL
SOMETIMES IT’S BOOZE TALKIN’, OR MAYBE LONELINESS
BUT MY ANSWER IS ALWAYS THE SAME
EVERYBODY’S RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN HAPPINESS
AND SADNESS ALWAYS SEEKS BLAME

I SAID YEAH I KNOW THERE’S A LOT OF ASSHOLES OUT THERE,
SHE SAID UH HUH AND I’VE MET EVERYONE
I’VE BEEN SINGLE FOR 5 MONTHS NOW AND I’M HAVING NOTHING BUT FUN
SHE SAID IT’S SO GOOD JUST TO BE MYSELF AND NOT HAVE TO CHANGE A THING
I NEED A MAN TO ACCEPT ME FOR MY FAULTS, BEFORE HE GIVES THAT RING

I ASKED HER HOW OLD HER LAST BOYFRIEND WAS
AND HOW LONG DID THE RELATIONSHIP LAST
24 SHE SAID THE SAME AGE AS ME, THE TWO YEARS SEEMED TO GO BY SO FAST
I ASKED HER IF SHE EVER CONSIDERED A CHANGE, MAYBE A MATURE GUY LIKE ME
SHE SAID THAT SHE TRIED, BUT SOON REALIZED, THAT SEX WAS ALL THAT HE’D NEED

I STRUGGLED A BIT TO ANSWER THAT CLAIM, BUT HEY I THINK THAT I DID ALRIGHT
I SAID THAT’S PROBABLY TRUE FOR MOST OLDER GUYS
BUT I’M DIFFERENT WHEN IT COMES TO THE NITE
I SAID I THINK THERE’S NOTHING BETTER THAN CONVERSING WITH
A WOMAN WHO GIVES GOOD MIND
THE REWARD IS IN THE TRUST AND THE COMMITMENT TO LUST
A GUY LIKE ME IS SO HARD TO FIND

Chorus

SO I GOT BACK UP ON STAGE AND DEDICATED A SONG
TO THIS WOMAN WHO WANTED TO STAY THE SAME
IT WAS CHERYL CROW, A SONG I KNEW WELL, CURIOUSLY ENTITLED CHANGE
NOW I DON’T PRETEND TO BE THE DIPLOMATIC KIND, I’M MORE LIKE RIGHT IN YOUR FACE
SHE GOT UP AND DANCED THEY WERE BOTH A LITTLE DRUNK
AND THE GUY WAS OLDER THAN ME

SO HERE I AM AGAIN ON JUST ANOTHER NITE, DOIN’ WHAT I DO IN JUST ANOTHER BAR
THIS LIFE IS THE BEST THERE’S NOTHING COMES CLOSE
TO THE MEMORIES I HAVE FROM NEAR AND AFAR
IT’S BEEN A WONDERFUL JOURNEY MEETING YOU GUYS, IF I HAD TO DO ALL OVER AGAIN
I WOULDN’T CHANGE A THING, I STILL LOVE TO SING
AND SARAH GET THAT RING WITHOUT CHANGE

Chorus

J. Brian Copyright © 2002 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(14)

ROCK YOU TONITE

Hey girl….we can walk we can talk alright
Hey girl…communication conversation alright
But sooner or later let’s take the elevator to the penthouse on a sex joy ride

Chorus:
I wanna rock, you girl tonite, don’t be uptight
It’ll be alright, I wanna rock you tonite

Hey girl…we can dance romance alright
Hey girl…light the candles love samples alright
But before the nite is history let’s unveil the mystery
I’m a giver, I’m a sinner, sex you up tonite

Chorus

Instrumental

But before the nite is history, let’s unveil the mystery
I’m a giver, I’m a sinner, sex you up tonite

Chorus


J. Brian Copyright © 2001 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(15)

CLOSER THAN BEFORE

I GUESS THIS THING WE HAD, THAT JUST STARTED OUT OF THE BLUE
WE NEVER THOUGHT COULD AMOUNT TO MORE THAN SHARING A BEER OR TWO
I’M NOT OUT OF LINE WHEN I SAY, I TREATED YOU LIKE GOLD
BUT I NEVER DID FIND A WAY, TO YOUR SENSUAL SOUL’S CORE

Chorus:

I THOUGHT THAT I COULD GIVE YOU, A REASON TO WALK AWAY
(AND YOU DID BABY, BUT IT AIN’T THAT EASY FOR ME)
I THOUGHT THAT I COULD SHOW YOU, THE ENTRANCE TO HEAVEN’S GATE
(AND YOU DID BABY, WALKING THRU IT’S GONNA HAVE TO WAIT )
I THOUGHT THAT I COULD DO FOR YOU, WHAT NO ONE HAD DONE BEFORE
(AND YOU DID BABY, ALL THAT AND MORE)
DID I GIVE YOU THE COURAGE, TO WALK RIGHT OUT THAT DOOR
(YES YOU DID BABY, I’M ONE STEP CLOSER THAN BEFORE )

I GUESS I EXPECTED MUCH MORE, THAN YOU COULD EVER CONCEIVE
I THOUGHT MY PASSION AND MY HISTORY, WOULD GIVE YOU REASON TO BELIEVE
I’M NOT OUT OF LINE WHEN I SAY, I GAVE YOU WHAT HE NEVER COULD
BUT I NEVER DID FIND A WAY, TO GIVE YOU EVERYTHING I KNOW TO BE GOOD

Chorus

Bridge:

MY HEART STILL HAS A PLACE FOR YOU
IT STILL POUNDS WITH A PASSIONATE DESIRE
(HEY BABY DONT YOU KNOW I LONG TO BE FREE)
(HOLD MY HAND WALK ME FROM HELL'S FIRE)

CHORUS, CLOSER THAN BEFORE…..

J. Brian © Copyright C Star Stuff Music 2002 (SOCAN)

 

DISC 2 = 1986 - 1996

(1)

'57 CHEVYS

IT WAS A RAUNCHY BAR THE REGULAR CROWD A TABLE ALL OF THEIR OWN
WELL THEY COME FOR THE BREW AND THEY COME TO ARGUE
AND I FELT JUST A LITTLE ALONE
IT WAS A FRIDAY NITE AND I TOOK THE STAGE
AND THE LITES FLASHED DOWN ON MY FACE
THEN A BELLY OF BEER SAID "WHAT’S HE DOIN’ HERE?"
I KNEW I WAS IN THE WRONG PLACE, YEAH THEY WERE

Chorus:
‘57 CHEVYS LOOKIN' FOR A DRAG
AND I WAS A SHINY NEW MODEL CRUISIN' ON LEAD FREE GAS
THEY WAS THE JIVE AND THE DOO WAWP WAWP
ON THE JUKE BOX OF NEON CHROME
AND I WAS THE SOUND OF AN FM DIAL ON THE DIGITAL STEREO

WELL TWO SETS FOUND THEIR WAY THRU THE THICKENING AIR
THRU THE SMOKE AND THRU THE SMELL OF BEER
AND I DUG DOWN DEEP JUST TO STAY ON MY FEET
TO SING THRU THOSE BELCHES AND JEERS
THEN A FIGHT BROKE OUT AND THINGS STARTED TO FLY
AND I SAID THAT’S ENUF OF THIS
YOU DON’T DON’T SEARCH FOR REASON CAUSE THERE’S NO APPEASIN'
A ‘57 CHEVY THAT’S PISSED, YEAH THEY WERE

Chorus

DOO WAWP WAWP.....

WELL IT WAS OVER REAL QUICK WITH NO CLEAR CUT WINNER
AND I BEGAN TO PACK UP MY GEAR
THEN A HAND ON MY SHOULDER MADE MY BLOOD RUN COLDER
AS I STARED IN TO THIS FACE OF BEER
HE SAID HER’S 50 BUCKS FOR PUTTIN' UP WITH US
IT’S NOT THAT WE DIDN’T LIKE YOUR SOUND
SEE WE COME FOR THE BREW AND WE COME TO ARGUE
WE’RE JUST THE ASSHOLES IN EVERY CROWD

Chorus

THEY WERE BONAFIED CERTIFIED RADIFIED AND VERIFIED ‘57 CHEVROLETS
GO BALLS SEX LITES THREE STAR MUD FLAPS CHROME BACK FINS ALL THE WAY

Chorus Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1986 (SOCAN)

 

(2)

CHAMPIONS OF THE DAY

WE WERE YOUNG WE HAD NO CHOICE
LIFE WAS NEW IT WAS PUT THERE ON OUR PLATE
SO WE ATE IT UP TOOK MORE AND MORE
NEVER GOT FULL WE KNEW WE WERE ON OUR WAY
AND WE TOOK EACH PASSING CHANCE
NEVER GIVING IT A SECOND GLANCE
WE RODE IN TO THE NITE NO ONE GAVE A LIGHT
WE JUST KNEW OUR DESTINY

YEAH WE WERE YOUNG WE WERE ON OUR WAY
WE PLAYED WITH FIRE AND SOMETIMES WE GOT BURNED
BUT THE HEALING WAS FAST AND IT NEVER SLOWED US DOWN
SOME SCARS REMAINED BUT I GUESS THAT’S HOW WE LEARNED
VAMP

Chorus:
WE WERE CHAMPIONS OF THE DAY
CHAMPIONS IN OUR OWN WAY
RIGHT FROM THE START STRAIT FROM THE HEART
THEY TRIED BUT NEVER TOOK IT AWAY
CHAMPIONS OF THE DAY

Instrumental

WE WERE YOUNG TIME WAS OURS
EACH DAY WAS KNEW WE SAW AND WE NEVER LOOKED BACK
WE GAVE OUR BEST AND WE NEVER LET UP
WE LIVED AND BREATHED EACH DAY LIKE IT WAS OUR LAST
VAMP

Bridge:
AND IN TIME WE CROSSED OVER THAT LINE
THAT DEFINES A DIFFERENT AGE
GIVEN OUR YOUTH WHATEVER IS TRUTH
WE SEE CHAMPIONS ON OUR WAY

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © START STUFF MUSIC 1986 (SOCAN)

 

(3)

RICHARD

RICHARD'S AN ACOUNTANT IN AN OFFICE 9 TO 5
BANKER’S SUITS FLORSHIEMS SILK TIES
QUIET AND RESERVED HE NEVER REALLY SAYS TOO MUCH
GIRLS THINK HE’S GORGEOUS THEY JUST LOVE TO TOUCH
RICHARD'S GOT A SECRET NEATLY TUCKED AWAY
PIN STRIPES HELP DISGUISE HIS REAL IDENTITY
ON THE OTHER SIDE TOWN THERE’S A BAR WHERE THE WOMEN GO
HAVE A DIRTY FILTHY TIME LEAVE THEIR MEN AT HOME
BECAUSE RICHARD, HE AIN’T NO RICHARD
HE’S A SWINGER HE’S A RINGER HE’S A MIDNITE DING-A-LINGER

Chorus:
DIRTY DANGLIN DICK IS HIS NAME
RIPPING OFF HIS CLOTHES IS HIS GAME
THE GIRLS COME FOR MILES TO CHECK HIS PROFILE
THINGS ADD UP, ITS PRETTY WILD
DIRTY DANGLING DICK HE CAN DANCE
WHEN DIRTY DANGLING DICK DROPS HIS PANTS
ALL THE GIRLS JUMP FOR GLEE CAUSE ITS DOWN TO HIS KNEE
DIRTY DANGLING DICK HE CAN DANCE

RICHARD DOES HIS JOB HE DOES IT VERY WELL
FIGURES ALWAYS BALANCE BOSS THINKS HE’S SWELL
BUT LITTLE DOES SHE KNOW 'BOUT RICHARDS OTHER SKILL
SHE’D LOVE 2 GIVE HIM A RAISE, GIVE HIM SOME MONEY TOO
SEE RICHARD 9 TO 5 HE’S YOUR REGULAR CLARK KENT
AT NITE HE’S YOUR SLEEZY SUPERMAN, IT ALL COMES UNBENT
ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN THERE’S A BAR WHERE THE WOMEN GO
GO TO MOAN AND GROAN LEAVE THEIR MEN AT HOME
BECAUSE RICHARD, HE AIN’T NO RICHARD
HE’S A WRANGLER HE’S A DANGLER HE’S A MIDNITE STRANGLER

Chorus: with...

ALL THE GIRLS GET HOT CAUSE ITS DOWN TO HIS SOCK
DIRTY DANGLING DICK HE CAN DANCE

 

BECAUSE RICHARD, HE AIN’T NO RICHARD
HE’S A STOKER HE’S A POKER HE’S A MIDNITE CHOKER

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1986 (SOCAN)

 

(4)

LOVE AND LUST

this track appears on Q-107's HOMEGROWN (LP) 1988 and also a cassette tape album Studio/Live

LEANIN' UP AGAINST THE BAR LEANIN' IN TO NUMBER THREE
TRYIN' TO GET LOOSE AND A LITTLE EASY
TRYIN' TO SET ASIDE THE JOB IS A JOB IN ITSELF
TONITE I GET THE FEELIN' GONNA NEED A LITTLE HELLLLP, YEAH...

WELL SHE TAPS ME ON THE SHOULDER
SHE SAYS I THINK YA NEED TO DANCE
YOU BEEN STARIN' IN TO NOTHIN' YOU GOT NOTHIN' BUT TENSE
SHE TOOK ME BY SURPRISE SHE TOOK ME BY THE HAND
AND WE BOTH GOT DOWN TO A ROCK AND ROLL BAND

Chorus:
AND SHE SAID BABY
I’M THE KIND OF GIRL THAT YOU CAN TRUST
AND SHE SAID BABY
I KNOW THE DIFFERENCE 'TWEEN LOVE AND LUST
AND SHE SAID BABY
I DON’T THINK ABOUT LOVE TOO MUCH
AND SHE SAID BABY
I’M ON THE OTHER SIDE OF LOVE AND THAT’S LUST

SHE SAID I SEE YOU GOT SOME PROBLEMS WELL DARLIN' DON’T WE ALL
LIFE IS WHAT WE MAKE IT WE RUN WALK OR CRAWL
I DON’T NEED YOUR WORRIES YOU DON’T NEED THE PAIN
WE GOT ONE NITE TO CHANGE THE REST REMAIN THE SAAAME, YEAH

AHHH WE DIDN’T ASK NO QUESTIONS WE DIDN’T NEED TO KNOW
WHAT HAD GOT US THERE WHAT TOMORROW HAD IN STORE
WE DANCED ALL NITE OFF IN TO THE DARK
AND THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR LOVE
WHEN I HEARD THAT GIRL START

Chorus

Bridge:
YEAH SHE TOOK ME BY SURPRISE, SHE TOOK ME BY THE HAND
AND WE BOTH GOT DOWN

Chorus twice and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1988 (SOCAN)

 

(5)

LIVE LAUGH AND LOVE

WELL NEVER SAY NEVER THAT’S WHAT I’VE LEARNED
TOO MANY TIMES I’VE BEEN BURNED
DON’T BLOW UP ANY BRIDGES, DON’T CLOSE ANY DOORS
LOOK UNDER THE ROCK THAT’S UNTURNED
AND DON’T YOU WORRY IT WON’T HELP YOU ANYWAY
WHAT’S YOUR HURRY,
YOU’RE ONLY GETTING OLDER DAY BY DAY , HEY

Chorus:
WELL WE CAN WORK WORRY WHINE BURNIN OUT OUR MINDS
GETTIN OLD BEFORE OUR TIME
OR WE CAN LIVE LAUGH AND LOVE SING A HAP HAP HAPPY SONG
STAYIN FOREVER YOUNG, THAT’S RIGHT

LIFE’S A FULL TIME JOB IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK
TO FEED THE FIRE THE HEART NEEDS TO BURN
NOTHIN' COMES EASY CEPT A LAUGH AND A TEAR
YOU GET OUT OF LIFE WHAT YOU EARN
VAMP

CHORUS
INSTRUMENTAL

YOU KNOW I USED TO READ THE PAPER LISTEN TO THE NEWS
BUT NOW I GOT BETTER THINGS TO DO
I’M NOT IN TO DIRTY LAUNDRY OR BLOOD ON THE TUBE
I’D RATHER HAVE A PARTY WITH YOU
VAMP

CHORUS

VAMP

DOUBLE CHORUS

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1986 (SOCAN)

 

(6)

COUNT ON ME

this song was the motivation for a concert nite at Turpin's where I played (once) with a band I put together called

J. Brian and the One NIte Stand Band, est. 1988

I’LL BE YOUR WARMTH WHEN YOU’RE FEELIN' COLD
I’LL BE YOUR YOUTH WHEN YOU’RE FEELIN' OLD
I’LL BE YOUR WORDS WHEN ITS HARD TO SPEAK
I’LL BE YOUR STRENGTH WHEN YOU’RE FEELIN' WEAK
I’LL BE YOUR SUNSHINE WHEN YOU’RE SKY IS GREY
I’LL BE YOUR BED, WHEN YOU WANNA LAY...

Chorus:
WOOHHH COUNT ON ME
WOOHHH COUNT ON ME

I’LL BE YOUR WATER WHEN YOUR WELL RUNS DRY
I’LL BE YOUR TEARS WHEN YOU JUST CAN'T CRY
I’LL BE YOUR TRUTH WHEN ITS SO HARD TO FIND
I’LL BE YOUR EYES WHEN YOUR WORLD HAS GONE BLIND
I’LL BE YOUR NIGHT WHEN THERE’S TOO MUCH DAY
I’LL BE YOUR BED WHEN YOU WANNA LAY...

Chorus

OH OH YOU CAN LEAN ON ME DARLIN (TWICE)

I’LL BE YOUR EARS WHEN YOU JUST CAN'T HEAR
I’LL BE YOUR HOPE WHEN YOU’VE SO MANY FEARS
I’LL BE YOUR CRUTCH WHEN ITS HARD GETTIN' ROUND
I’LL BE YOUR SILENCE WHEN THERES TOO MUCH SOUND
I’LL BE YOUR LAUGHTER WHEN YOUR SMILE FADES AWAY
I’LL BE YOUR BED WHEN YOU WANNA LAY...

Chorus Chorus

Bridge

YOU CAN COUNT ON ME and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 1988 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(7)

I'M STILL THE SAME

the title track of the cassette album recorded at A.R.P. track productions

in St. Sauveur, Quebec, with Nick Keca, producer and studio owner

where only a few months later, Mutt Lange and Shania Twain moved in

to record all the vocals for The Woman in Me

LOT OF TIME HAS PASSED THIS IS TRUE IT DON'T BOTHER ME
TIME IS TRUTH TIME IS REAL MEASURED IN MEMORIES
I LOOK BACK WITH FEW REGRETS I GUESS THERE’S THINGS I’D CHANGE
BUT I LOOK AHEAD WITH THE CONFIDENCE
OF THE PROMISES TODAY WILL BRING, OH YEAH, UH HUH

A LITTLE LESS HAIR A LITTLE MORE WEIGHT I GUESS THAT’S THE WAY IT GOES
BUT WHAT REALL Y COUNTS IS INSIDE YOUR HEAD RIGHT DOWN TO YOUR TOES
DON’T TELL ME YOUR AGE I WON’T ASK CAUSE I REALLY DON’T GIVE A DAMN
WHEN THE WORK IS DONE I’M LONG ON FUN
WHAM BAMB THANK YOU MAM

I MET AN OLD BUDDY AT TURPIN’S 20 YEARS HAD SLIPPED ON BY
WE TALKED OF POOL, CARS AND GIRLS, FOOTBALL AT GLENDALE HIGH
WE SUMMED UP OUR LIVES OVER A BEER AND IT SEEMED LIKE YESTERDAY
WHEN WE FLEXED OUR PECS CRUISED FOR SEX
SOMETHINGS NEVER CHANGE, ALRIGHT

Chorus:
I’M STILL THE SAME, NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED
I’M STILL THE SAME, STILL IN THE GAME
I’M STILL THE SAME

IT SEEMS TO ME I’VE ALWAYS SEEN THINGS IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT
I WAS THE FOOL IN SCHOOL THE JERK AT WORK READY FOR THE FRONTLINE FIGHT
I’VE ALWAYS VIEWED THE GROUND I STOOD AS A LIGHTED STAGE
READY TO PARTY READY TO DANCE READY TO CELEBRATE

Chorus

I’M STILL THE SAME BOY I USED TO BE
I’M STILL THE SAME TOY, YOU CAN PLAY WITH ME

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © START STUFF MUSIC 1988 (SOCAN)

 

(8)

MORE THAN BEAUTIFUL

FOR THE LONGEST TIME, I'VE BEEN THINKING OF YOU
AND I CAN'T EXPLAIN, BUT THIS FEELING IS TRUE
I SEE PAST YOUR BEAUTY AND OH HOW IT SHINES
THESE EYES ARE OLDER NOW AND I FINALLY REALIZE, THAT I'M

Chorus:
IN LOVE WITH A WOMAN, THAT I ADORE
I'M IN LOVE WITH A WOMAN, LIKE NEVER BEFORE
I'M IN LOVE WITH A WOMAN, I CAN'T RESIST
I'M IN LOVE WITH A WOMAN, WHO IS WHO SHE IS AND SHE IS...
MORE THAN BEAUTIFUL

I REMEMBER WHEN I SAID "I COULDN'T LOVE YOU MORE"
JUST YOUNG AND NIAVE I GUESS, IN THE CRADLE OF LOVE
NOW WE'VE SO MUCH HISTORY AND SO MUCH SACRIFICE
THESE EYES ARE OLDER NOW AND I FINALLY REALIZE, THAT I'M

Chorus

Instrumental

Chorus

 

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1988 (SOCAN)

 

(9)

THE REAL THING

SHE SAID "HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY WHAT’S YOUR NAME
AIN’T NEVER SEEN YA HERE BEFORE"
I SAID "MY NAME’S J, WHAT’S YOURS DO YOU KNOW?
I THINK YOU’RE STANDIN ON MY TOES"
SHE SAID "SORRY THERE LOVE I’VE BEEN DOIN’ EVERYTHING
YOU’RE IN ROCK & ROLL YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN"
WELL YES ITS TRUE I’M ROCK AND ROLL CLEAN THRU
BUT DON’T CONFUSE ME FOR A LOSER LIKE YOU

Chorus:
I SAID "NO NO NO I DON'T DO POWDER
PILLS OR PUMPIN' OF THE VEINS
I DON'T SMOKE NOTHIN' SO IT DON'T SMOKE ME
NOTHINS' GONNA FRY MY BRAINS
THE ONLY COKE I DO IS THE REAL THING"

HE SAID "MY MY MY MY MY WAHT'S HAPPENIN’?
WANNA TAKE A RIDE WITH ME?
I’M HEADIN FOR THE SKY OUTER SPACE OUTTA TIME
I GOT THIS STUFF IT’LL GET US THERE FOR FREE
ALL YOU MUSICIANS ARE ALL THE SAME
TAKING EVERYTHING FROM A TO Z
I SAID "HEY THERE BUDDY YOU CAN STOP AT J AND B
CAUSE JBs ENUF FOR ME"

Chorus

Bridge:
WELL YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU WANT AND IF I DON'T LOVE YA
IT REALLY DOESN’T MATTER TO ME
WE’VE ALL GOT OUR VICES AND OUR FAULTS TO REPAIR
BUT YOU’RE ONLY FOOLIN' YOURSELF IF YA THINK THE RIDE'S FOR FREE

Instrumental

Chorus Chorus

 

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1992 (SOCAN)

 

(10)

LOVE COVER ME

Chorus:
TONITE, I WANT YOU, TO COVER ME WITH YOUR LOVE
AND LIKE HEAT IS TO FIRE BABY HEALING IS TO YOUR TOUCH
AND I WANT YOU AND I NEED YOU
LOVE COVER ME, TONITE, LIKE IT’S THE VERY FIRST TIME
2: LIKE IT’S THE ONLY TIME 3: LIKE IT’S THE VERY LAST TIME)

THE WAY I FEEL, IS NOTHING NEW
IT HAPPENS SOMETIMES IN THE LONELY AND BLUE
BUT I’LL COME AROUND GIVEN SOME TIME
I KNOW YOU UNDERSTAND I CAN SEE IT IN YOUR EYES
I’M COUNTING ON YOU, TO CARRY THRU, TONITE

Chorus

Instrumental

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1992 (SOCAN)

 

(11)

JOHNNIE IT AIN'T TOO LATE

WHATEVER WE SAY WHATEVER WE DO THERE’S STILL JUST ME AND YOU
SINGIN' OUR SONGS CARRYING ON FOR FREEDOM IT TAKES SO LONG
WHATEVER WE HEAR WHATEVER WE SEE THERE’S STILL JUST YOU AND ME
THRU THE DOOM AND GLOOM THRU THE RAGE AND RUIN WE RISE UP TO BE FREE
I CAN IMAGINE NO HEAVEN OR HELL, AND I CAN IMAGINE IT ALL VERY WELL
AND I CAN IMAGINE A BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, I WONDER IF YOU CAN

JOHNNIE IT AIN’T TOO LATE

REMEMBER WHAT THE MAN SAID IN HIS SONG ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
ITS A 4 LETTER WORD THATS SELDOM HEARD OVER EXPLODIN' BOMBS
WE GOT WARS IN THE NAME OF GOD WE GOT WARS IN THE NAME OF VAIN
WE GOT A SIN FOR THIS WE GOT A SIN FOR THAT WHEN THE ONLY SIN IS PAIN
I CAN IMAGINE LIVIN' LIFE IN PEACE, AND I CAN IMAGINE ALL WARS TO CEASE
AND I CAN IMAGINE A BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, I WONDER IF YOU CAN

JOHNNIE IT AIN’T TOO LATE

WELL A FEW DAMN FOOL MAKE THE RULES I’M THINKING THAT'S GOTTA CHANGE
THEY DON’T LOSE IT'S YOU AND I THAT PAY THE DUES IT’S TIME TO RE-ARRANGE
LETS' MAKE IT WORK LET'S SHARE THE EARTH LET'S PUT A SMILE ON EVERY FACE
DON’T LET A FEW CALL THE QUE TO BLOW AWAY THE HUMAN RACE
I CAN IMAGINE NO RELIGION, AND I CAN IMAGINE A WORLD AS ONE
AND I CAN IMAGINE A BROTHERHOOD OF MAN, WOOOH, I WONDER IF YOU CAN

JOHNNIE IT AIN’T TOO LATE

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1992 (SOCAN)

 

(12)

 

THE GOOD LIFE

LIFE IS A RIDDLE OF TRUTH FEARS AND DREAMS
ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER IS LONELY IN ITS PLACE
BALANCE IS CRITICAL AND TIMING THE KEY
IN THE GOOD LIFE, IN THE GOOD LIFE

CELEBRATE IN UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS SOUL
ANTICIPATE IN THE LEARNING YET STILL UNKNOWN
CHALLENGE WHAT YOU SENSE IS WRONG AND FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE
IN THE GOOD LIFE, IN THE GOOD LIFE

Bridge:
BORN WITH AN ANCIENT SPIRITUALITY
IT’S OUR SEED IT’S OUR SOUL IT’S A GIFT FROM OUR ANCESTRY
IT’S SOMETHING THAT U FEEL IT CAN’T BE BOUGHT OR SOLD
IT’S OUR GUIDE IT’S OUR GOD IT’S OUR GOLD
IN THE GOOD LIFE, IN THE GOOD LIFE

I AM IN AWE OF THIS FRIENDSHIP THAT WE HAVE
I’M HUMBLED BY ITS HONESTY AND STRENGTHENED BY ITS BOND
LET’S TOAST TO HEALTH HAPPINESS, MEMORIES THAT CARRY US THRU
IN THE GOOD LIFE, IN THE GOOD LIFE

Bridge:
MAY THE MYSTERIES OF LIFE EMBRACE OUR INQUIRING MINDS
AND UNFOLD SLOWLY AGAINST THE RELENTLESS MARCH OF TIME
MAY DESIRE AND DEVOTION POWER OUR WAKING THOUGHTS
MAY LOVE AND LOYALTY SURELY SAVE US FROM BEING BOUGHT
IN THE GOOD LIFE, IN THE GOOD LIFE

MAY WE RISE TO THE OCCASION WHEN DESPERATION SCREAMS
DRAW STRENGTH FROM THE PERSUASION OF THE GODS THAT WE CREATE
MAY THE SILENCE BORN OF ANGER GIVE WAY TO GENTLE WORDS
MAY THE ANGER BORN OF SILENCE UNDERSTAND WHAT IS UNHEARD
IN THE GOOD LIFE, IN THE GOOD LIFE

J. BRIAN © COPYRIGHT 1994 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(13)

SOMEWHERE IN THE NITE

Chorus:
SOMEWHERE IN THE NITE THERE’S A FIRE BURNIN’...
SOMEWHERE IN THE NITE THERE’S A HEART THAT’S YEARNIN'...
SOMEWHERE IN THE NITE EYES LOOKIN' FOR EACH OTHER....
SOMEWHERE IN THE NITE LOVERS LOOKIN FOR SOME COVER
OOH LOVER I’M SOMEWHERE IN THE NITE...
SOMEWHERE IN THE NITE....

LONLINESS SEARCHIN' FOR THE HEART
EMPTINESS SEARCHIN' FOR A START
BUT I CAN’T LET IT BREAK ME
NO I CAN’T LET IT TAKE ME
I FEEL STRONG I’M GONNA HOLD ON

Chorus

ILLUSION APPARENT EVERYWHERE
CONFUSION STRANGLIN' THE AIR
BUT I’M IN CONTROL
I CAN’T LET IT GO
I FEEL STRONG I'M GONNA HOLD ON

Chorus

Break

Bridge:
AND I CAN FEEL THE BEAT OF YOUR HEART
WHEN MY EYES ARE CLOSED AND IN TO THE DARK
AND CARRYING ON IS ALL THAT WE’VE GOT
I’M SOMEWHERE IN THE NITE OH DARLIN' CAN YOU HOLD ON

Break

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1994 (SOCAN)

 

(14)

SLIPPIN' THRU THE CRACKS

SAFE AND SECURE ARE TERMS NEED REDEFINED
WHEN YOU'RE SERVED UP YOUR NOTICE OVER NITE
SUGGESTIONS OF CHANGE ARE GREETED WITH SUSPICION
THE DAY'S REMAINS ARE SHACKLED IN THE FIGHT
RENEGADE EMOTIONS ESCAPE THE SOUL
AN EMPTINESS REMAINS HEAVY UPON THE COLD
TRUST AND TRUTH TRIUMPH AND DREAMS
SLIP THRU YOUR FINGERS WHEN YOU'RE TEARIN' AT THE SEAMS

Chorus:
WHEN YOU'RE SLIPPIN' THRU THE CRACKS, FACIN' THE FACTS
WHEN YOU'RE SLIPPIN' THRU THE CRACKS, NO TURNIN' BACK
WHEN YOU'RE SLIPPIN' THRU THE CRACKS

IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND FOR A SECOND OF YOUR PRESENT
TO BECOME A MEMORY AND A SECOND OF YOUR PAST
ONE DAY YOU WAKE UP STARING BLINDLY AT THE CEILING
AND SUDDENLY YOU REALIZE IT'S GONE BY TOO FAST
REGRETS OCCUPY A STATIC STATE OF MIND
AN EMOTIONAL TIGHTROPE BEGINS TO UNWIND
PROMISE AND PASSION PURPOSE AND HOPE
SLIP THRU YOUR FINGERS WHILE YOU'RE REACHIN' FOR THE ROPE

Instrumental

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1996 (SOCAN)

 

(15)

BE MY LOVER

Chorus:
BE MY LOVER BE MY FRIEND
ANSWER THE PASSION I HAVE TO GIVE
UNCHAIN THE DRAGONS THAT CRY AT NITE
BE MY LOVER BE MY FRIEND BE MY LOVER TONITE

SO HERE I AM BABE IN SHOCK AND DESPAIR
I FIND MYSELF IN A STATE OF DISREPAIR
SOME SITUATIONS INFLAME RATHER THAN ILLUMINATE
MY HEART’S OUT ON MY SLEEVE
AND I’M READY AND I’M READY TO FALL AT YOUR FEET

Chorus

Bridge:
SOMETIMES SILENCE SAYS IT ALL
SOMETIMES THE WORDS SAY NOTHING AT ALL
SOMETIMES THE HEART CRIES VERSUS OF PAIN
SOMETIMES THE MIND ONLY HEARS THE REFRAIN

Chorus and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1996 (SOCAN)

 

(16)

WHEN LOVE TURNS

Chorus:
WHEN LOVE TURNS, BABY IT BURNS
OUT OF CONTROL, THRU TO THE SOUL
AND IT LEAVES YA NUMB, EMOTIONS ON THE RUN
WHAT IS LEARNED, WHEN LOVE TURNS?

FINDING THE TEARS TO EXPLAIN
THE ANGER AND PAIN THAT HAUNT THE LOVE THAT REMAINS
HASN'T COME EASY, MAYBE I HAVEN'T TRIED
BUT I LOOK AROUND THIS HOUSE OF MEMORIES TONITE
AND I CAN'T HELP FEELING BABY YOU LIED.....

Chorus:

Bridge:
THE DIALOGUE OF SILENCE, YOU GAVE ME IN RETURN
FOR TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE DEMONS THAT BURNED
I CARRY LIKE A VACANCY, LIKE A CROSS TO BEAR
I CARRY THE BURDEN OF THE GUILT TO SHARE

Instrumental

Chorus, Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1995 (SOCAN)

 

(17)

I WANNA DANCE WITH YOU

Chorus:
I WANNA DANCE WITH YOU, UH HUH
I WANNA HOLD YOU CLOSE AND SO TIGHT
I WANNA DANCE WITH YOU UH HUH
I WANNA TAKE YOU, I WANNA TAKE YOU,
INTO THE NITE, INTO THE NITE

OH DARLIN', I'M REACHIN' FOR YOU
I WANNA TAKE YOU IN ARMS, AND FEEL YOUR HEART ON MINE
TO RHYTHM OF THE NITE, PASSION IN OUR EYES
I WANNA FEEL THE HEAT OF YOUR BODY, MELTING AGAINST MINE
OH DARLIN', OH DARLIN'

Chorus

Bridge:
I WANNA WHISPER IN YOUR EAR
AND TELL YOU ALL THE THINGS YOU WANNA HEAR

instrumental

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1996 (SOCAN)

 

(18)

THESE TEARS THAT FALL

AND SO MY FAITH HAS BEEN SHAKEN
THE WAYS OF LIFE TWIST AND TURN
DEEPLY SEEDED WAYS FORSAKEN
YOU TAKE THRU LIFE WHAT YOU LEARN

Chorus 1:
THESE TEARS THAT FALL TO HALLOWED GROUND
ARE MEANT TO CLEANSE, MY ACHING SOUL
THESE TEARS THAT FALL IN DEAFENING SILENCE
SPEAK LOUDER THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW

GUARANTEES ARE NOT CERTAIN
THE BEST YOU GET IS THAT THINGS CHANGE
BE PREPARED OR BE WASTED
IN THE ABYSS OF LIFELESS RAGE

Chorus 2:
THESE TEARS THAST FALL TO FREEDOM’S ROAD
COME CRASHING DOWN WITH A COST
THESE TEARS THAT FALL IN CASTED SHADOWS
ARE FUGITIVE TO, THE LOVE THAT’S LOST

Instrumental

Chorus 1 and Chorus 2 and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1996 (SOCAN)

 

DISC 1 = Acoustic

(1)

SAME OLD FACES

This song and Mr. Tandy are the earliest songs in my writing still requested today...

This just in: just got my 22nd order from the longest standing Same Old Face that I actually

wrote the song for - Jim Carruthers, originally Burlington Chapter - 1977

SOMEWHERE OUT ON THAT STREET AND HEADIN’ THIS WAY
ARE MY TROUBADOURING FRIENDS WHO’VE HELPED ME TO PAY
MY DUES AS A SINGER SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN, ROCK STAR OF SORTS
SINGING SOMETIMES GETS EASIER WHEN THEY COME FILING THRU THAT DOOR
SOMETIMES THERE’S TWO OR MAYBE FOURTEEN, SOMETIMES THERE’S 35
ONE TIME WE HAD 92 DID THAT PLACE COME ALIVE, OH IT CAME ALIVE WITH

Chorus:
THOSE SAME OLD FACES, THEY JUST KEEP ON COMIN’ BACK
THOSE SAME OLD FACES, GET THE PAT ON THE BACK
THOSE SAME OLD FACES, THEY TREAT ME LIKE A FRIEND
THOSE SAME OLD FACES, HERE THEY COME AGAIN

THEY BRING THEIR SMILES AND HELLOS, AND NEWS OF TIME SLIPPED BY
THEY SAY “HOW GOES IT J., HOW YA DOIN, HAVE YA GIVE THOSE NEW SONGS A TRY?”
WELL I FEEL SO GOOD KNOWING TONITE A NEW SONG’LL FILL THE AIR
THERES A CERTAIN ROMANCE IN TAKING THE CHANCE, I THINK THEY KNO THAT I CARE
SO MANY TIMES THEY’VE HEARD THE SAME SONGS, MOSTLY THEY KNOW OFF BY HEART
STILL THEY SING ALONG, BRING ME BACK ON, WHERE DO THE THANK US START 4

Chorus

SOMETIMES THESE LIGHTS ONLY SHINE ON THE STAGE & THE SMOKE IN THE AIR
SOMETIMES IT’S HARD, LONELY AND FRUSTRATING, WHEN PEOPLE DON’T CARE
BUT SO MANY TIMES OUT ON THAT ROAD THEIR SMILES ARE HEADED THIS WAY
THIS IS THEIR SONG COME SING ALONG, THANK YOU IS ALL I WANT TO SAY TO

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT 1980 © COPYRIGHT START STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(2)

MR. TANDY

Chorus:
"WELL HELLO THERE I'M MR. TANDY
WELL I'M ALMOST A MILLIONAIRE
I'VE SAILED ACROSS THIS WHOLE WIDE WORLD LAD
AND I GUESS I'VE HAD MY LIVIN'S SHARE
AND I'VE LONG SINCE BEEN RETIRED
AND OH MY ANNIE SHE'S AT HOME
I WISH SHE COULD HEAR YOUR SINGIN' LAD
BRINGS ME MEMORIES OF MY OWN"

WELL THOSE WERE THE WORDS I FIRST HEARD AS HE STUTTERED THEM ON
IT WAS A 9 TO 1 BAR HE SEEMED A LONG WAY FROM HOME
HIS HAIR WAS SO GREY AND HIS BEARD LIKE SANTA CLAUS
WITH HIS COVERALLS, HIS RED PLAID SHIRT AND HIS WORKING BOOTS ON

Vamp:
AND WITH A SQUINTED EYE AND A NOD OF HIS HEAD
HE SAID "LAD, HOW'D YA LIKE TO HEAR ABOUT MY HOME"

I ASKED HIM HOW HE FIRST MADE HIS MILLION AND HE SAID "FROM REAL ESTATE"
HE FIRST CAME FROM SCOTLAND, WORKING FOR THAT MINIMUM WAGE
WELL HE WAS JUST A MINER IN A MINING TOWN UP NORTH
HE SAID "1936", HE KNEW HE WAS 24

Vamp

Chorus

TO LOOK AT HIM HE DIDN'T SEEM LIKE A LEARNED MAN
BUT IN NO TIME AT ALL I FOUND MYSELF RICH WITH HIS STORIES FROM THE PAST
YES HE WEAVED MY MIND THRU THE ANCIENT HALLS OF HIS LAND
AND IT WAS STRANGE CAUSE SLOWLY I FELT HE WAS MORE THAN A MINING MAN

HE ASKED ME IF I HAD ANY RECORDS THAT HE COULD BUY
I SAID "NO MR. TANDY I'VE JUST NEVER HAD THE MONEY TO GIVE IT A TRY"
"WELL HOW MUCH DOES IT COST" HE ASKED, "MAYBE WE CAN HELP YOU OUT.
AIY ME AND MY ANNIE LAD WE'LL BE TALKIN' IT OVER
I'LL BE SEEIN' YA, I'LL BE GIVIN' YA A SHOUT"

Bridge:
AND WHEN HE PAID THE WAITRESS, I NOTICED SHINING ON HIS HANDS
THREE DIAMOND GOLDEN RINGS WHO WAS THIS MINING MAN...?

Vamp

I NEVER HAVE HEARD AGAIN FROM THAT ALMOST MILLIONAIRE
I GUESS ANNIE'S STILL THINKIN' IT OVER, OH HOW I'M WISHIN' SHE WAS THERE
OH SCOTLAND WILL NEVER KNOW THE OLD MAN'S STORIES FROM THE PAST
BUT I'LL NEVER FORGET MR. TANDY CAUSE THERE'S ALWAYS A CHANCE, HE'LL COME BACK

Chorus

 

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1980 (SOCAN)

 

(3)

I AM CANADIAN

Born in this land they call the great white north
Full of hardworking people from shore to shore
Mother spun the wools Dad he worked the steel
They taught me to believe and stand up for what I feel

Our fathers before us fought in the wars
To pass on the freedom to each boy and girl
From distant shores they’ve come to this land
With their hopes and their dreams and a promise of equality

Chorus:
I am Canadian, oh yeh, I got something to say
I am Canadian, and I’m here to stay
I am Canadian, alright, I was born to be free
I am Canadian, and I’m proud to be

All over this world the red maple leaf
Stands for friendship and freedom beliefs
From Europe to China, Australia too
This country is respected, we do what we can do

Many faces and races grace this land
With wide open spaces to take one’s stand
I believe in the right to self-destiny
And I believe the leaders will follow only if the people lead

Chorus

J. Brian Copyright © 1999 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(4)

WALL OF PREJUDICE

Well I’m sitting here in the middle of life, it’s nice, it feels new
Everyone I know, if they were me, wouldn’t have a clue what to do
I believe life is random, nothing planned, nothing destined, or cued
I got another shot at love, I ain’t afraid, not suffering from mid-life blues
I’M NOT CONFUSED

Some are surprised, some tell lies, some say nothing at all
Some just take it, while others just fake it, some just run while others crawl
Some open their eyes, some wear a disguise, some show nothing at all
Some are so cold, others just old, unable to climb over that wall
I WILL NOT FALL

Chorus:
OOOH I WILL NOT HIDE, I WILL NOT RUN
I WILL NOT ABIDE, FACING THE BARREL OF A GUN
OOOH I WILL STAND TALL, I WILL BE SEEN
I WILL NOT FALL IN TO THE OBSCENE SHADOWS CAST BY
THE WALL OF PREJUDICE

Some are confused, some are amused, some just chose to ignore
Some want to blame, some are so lame, some keep closing the door
Some are so vile, some in denial, others stone cold to the core
Some give respect, others have no affect, some speak softly, others just roar
I WILL NOT IGNORE

Chorus

J. BriaN Copyright © 2003 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

(5)

BE MY LOVER

Chorus:
BE MY LOVER BE MY FRIEND
ANSWER THE PASSION I HAVE TO GIVE
UNCHAIN THE DRAGONS THAT CRY AT NITE
BE MY LOVER BE MY FRIEND BE MY LOVER TONITE

SO HERE I AM BABE IN SHOCK AND DESPAIR
I FIND MYSELF IN A STATE OF DISREPAIR
SOME SITUATIONS INFLAME RATHER THAN ILLUMINATE
MY HEART’S OUT ON MY SLEEVE
AND I’M READY AND I’M READY TO FALL AT YOUR FEET

Chorus

Bridge:
SOMETIMES SILENCE SAYS IT ALL
SOMETIMES THE WORDS SAY NOTHING AT ALL
SOMETIMES THE HEART CRIES VERSUS OF PAIN
SOMETIMES THE MIND ONLY HEARS THE REFRAIN

Chorus and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1996 (SOCAN)

 

(6)

I WANNA DANCE WITH YOU

Chorus:
I WANNA DANCE WITH YOU, UH HUH
I WANNA HOLD YOU CLOSE AND SO TIGHT
I WANNA DANCE WITH YOU UH HUH
I WANNA TAKE YOU, I WANNA TAKE YOU,
INTO THE NITE, INTO THE NITE

OH DARLIN', I'M REACHIN' FOR YOU
I WANNA TAKE YOU IN ARMS, AND FEEL YOUR HEART ON MINE
TO RHYTHM OF THE NITE, PASSION IN OUR EYES
I WANNA FEEL THE HEAT OF YOUR BODY, MELTING AGAINST MINE
OH DARLIN', OH DARLIN'

Chorus

Bridge:
I WANNA WHISPER IN YOUR EAR
AND TELL YOU ALL THE THINGS YOU WANNA HEAR

instrumental

Chorus

Bridge

Chorus and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 1996 (SOCAN)

(7)

LANGUAGE OF LOVE

I WILL NOT APOLOGIZE FOR THE WAY I FEEL
FOR THE LUST I HAVE FOR YOU FOR MY SENSUAL ZEAL
IT’S NOT AS IF THAT’S ALL I HAVE FOR YOU IT’S TRUE
YOU GOT ALL OF ME RIGHT OUT OF THE BLUE

I WANNA CONFIDE IN YOU AND SHARE WITH YOU MY PROVOCATIVE THOUGHTS
I WANNA SUBSIDE IN YOU AND GIVE MYSELF UP
I WANNA PROVIDE FOR YOU ALL THAT I KNOW TO BE GOOD
I WANNA HIDE IN AND LET THE PASSION UNFOLD AS IT SHOULD IT’S ALL GOOD

Chorus:
I WANT YOU TO REVEAL WHAT YOU CONCEAL
ALL YOUR BEAUTY FOR ME TONITE
I WANNA UNLEASH I WANNA RELEASE
THE BORDERS OF YOUR MIND
I WANNA EXCITE INTO THE NITE
THE PASSION THAT YOU HIDE
JUST LET IT GO I WANT YOU TO KNOW
WE ARE CONVERSING HERE TONITE
IN THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE

THE WAY I FEEL FOR YOU IS SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL
I LOOK AT YOU WITH ALL THE RESPECT THAT I CAN FEEL
THIS AIN’T ABOUT ANY OTHER TIME OR ANY OTHER PLACE
THIS IS ABOUT YOU AND I, ONE ON ONE, LOCKED IN TRUST FACE TO FACE IN GOOD FAITH

Bridge:
THIS IS ABOUT HONESTY THIS IS ABOUT FREEDOM
THIS IS ABOUT EXPRESSION OF THE HUMAN TOUCH
NOTHING ELSE MATTERS JUST LET IT HAPPEN BABY
I WANNA GET LOST IN YOU I WANNA GET LOST
IN THE UNBRIDLED LUST IN THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE

Break

Bridge

Chorus twice and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 2002 (SOCAN)

 

(8)

THIS THING I DO

WELL I REMEMBER, SAYING TO MY DAD
I’M GONNA GET IT WHILE I CAN
I MIGHT HAVE FIVE YEARS LEFT
THAT WAS 1984 WHEN I SET OUT ON THE ROAD
SINGING THESE SONGS IT NEVER FELT WRONG
THERE WAS ME & MY DAD, ROCK & ROLL ON THE RUN, WITH

Chorus:
HOME IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR
AN OPEN ROAD STRAIGHT AHEAD
WINDING ME THRU THIS CANADIAN LANDSCAPE
TAKING ME TO, THIS THING I DO

PERFECT STRANGERS, TURNED IN TO FANS
PERFECT FANS, TURNED IN TO FRIENDS
IT’S TOUGH TO EXPLAIN AND KEEP A DRY EYE
AND TELL YA WHAT THAT MEANS TO ME
STILL I’M UP HERE AND YOU’RE OUT THERE
AND IT’S GOOD SO GOOD TO BE ALIVE (I'M ALIVE) WITH
Chorus

Bridge:
IT HASN’T ALL COME WITHOUT SACRIFICE
IF THERE’S ONE THING I’VE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY
ANYTHING WORTH YOUR BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS
WELL IT NEVER COMES FREE, YOU’RE GONNA HAVE TO PAY

Instrumental
Bridge
Chorus Twice and out

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2002 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

(9)

ODE TO ANGELA JEAN

HER NAME WAS ANGELA JEAN I CALLED HER ANGEL SHE WAS THE GIRL OF MY DREAMS
A LITTLE YOUNGER THAN ME D’T GET ME WRONG IN THIS SONG IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL THING
SHE HAD A SAD HISTORY, I MADE HER SMILE FOR A WHILE I GAVE’R REASON 2 SING
I MET’R AT A PARTY SHE SANG JANIS, SHE HAD ME THERE AND THEN
SHE SAID SHE WANTED MY BABY AND THAT I DIDN’T HAVE TO STICK ROUND
I SAID THAT’S CRAZY, SHE SAID SHE’D RAISE IT WITH HER MOTHER
I FOUND IT PROFOUND-LY DISTURBING....

IT STARTED BACK AT 42, KEESH’S KORNER, IN THE MONTH AFTER JUNE
I COULD TELL SHE WAS LOST R PAST WAS NOTHING BUT FAST SHE WAS GOIN’ DOWN SOON
YEAH SHE WAS SEARCHIN’ FOR SOME HOPE, WITH SCREAMIN’ DEMONS HOWLIN’ AT THE MOON
I FELT SOMETHIN’ IN HER, I NEVER FELT BEFORE I WANTED TO KEEP HER FROM RUIN
SHE WAS A GIRL FROM SMALL TOWN, SHE HATED THAT, SHE SAID SHE WANTED OUT
WILL U COME WITH ME TO COW TOWN, WE’LL SEND FOR MY MOTHER
I FOUND IT PROFOUND-LY DISTURBING.....

EVENTUALLY SHE DECIDED TO STAY, IT WAS AMAZING I MUST SAY
SHE SAID MAKE ME A ROCK STAR, WITH THE CHEERS AND THE BEERS, I HAD HER ON HER WAY
I WAS TOTALLY IN TO HER, I LOVED TO LOVE HER, SHE MADE MY DAYS WE MADE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC
IT WAS OBVIOUS, I LOVED HER ON MY STAGE
WHERE ARE YOUR FOLKS THEY AIN’T OUT TO C’YA, AND THEY DON’T ASK ME AROUND
SHE SAID, DROWDING IN BEER AND TOKES THEY DON’T APPROVE U SEE
I FOUND IT PROFOUNDLY DISTURBING.....

I SHARED EVERYTHING WITH AJ I KNEW, SHE GOT THE GOOD LIFE RIGHT OUTTA THE BLUE
WHEN SHE SANG IT PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE, NOT TO MENTION MY HEART GOIN’ BOOM BOOM BOOM
IT WAS SPECIAL TO SAY THE LEAST, WE WERE ONE IT WAS FUN, IT WAS ALL BRAND NEW
SHE WAS MY ROCK & ROLL FANTASY THERE WASN’T ANYTHING FOR HER I WOULD NOT DO
SHE SAID LET’S GET TATOOS, I’LL GET JACK ON MY BACK, YOU GET A GUITAR SOUND,
I SAID, WHAT ABOUT THAT ‘TOO, WITH YOUR MOTHER IN MY WAY
I FOUND IT PROFOUNDLY DISTURBING.....

SO SHE GAVE ‘EM RESPECT, BOBBY AND I WILL SURVIVE, IT SEEMED HER LIFE WAS WALKING ON SUNSHINE
IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE, THE WOMAN SHE’D COME TO BE SHE SEEMED JUST FINE
BUT THE STORY REVEALS A DARKER SIDE, WHEN MAGIC TURNS TO TRAGIC, IN THE SQUINT OF AN EYE
LIKE LIGHTNING STRIKING FROM A CLEAR BLUE SKY IT WAS A WEDNESDAY I LOST MY ONCE IN A LIFETIME FIND
YEAH IT’S A SAD STORY, WHAT A WASTE LOST IN SMALL TOWN
WHEN MISERY WINS OVER GLORY, IT LEAVES A BAD TASTE
I FIND IT PROFOUNDLY DISTURBING.....

SO I’M STILL DOIN’ THIS THING I DO, SHE’S BACK IN CALEDONIA WITH THOSE SMALL TOWN BLUES
DO I MISS R, YEAH I REALLY MISS R, I KNOW HER FANS DO TOO
SHE HAD THE WORLD IN THE PALM OF HER HANDS,
AND THE ONLY MAN WHO’S EVER LOVED HER SAD BUT TRUE
22, WHAT A SHAME, THIS IS MY ODE TO ANGELA JEAN.

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2004 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

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LIVING IN THE MISSING YOU

I LAID IN BED FOR AN HOUR THIS MORNING AFTER THE ALARM WENT OFF
IT WASN’T EASY GETTING THRU THE DAY CARRYING ALL THESE HEAVY THOUGHTS
I THOUGHT OF YOU IN MY LIFE
AND HOW WE GOT EACH OTHER THRU
NOW HERE I AM IN THE BIG HURT AND HARD FALL
LIVING IN THE MISSING YOU

YOU GAVE ME A MOMENT’S NOTICE AND AN HOUR HASN’T GONE BY
WITHOUT ME BEATING UP ON MYSELF AND WITHOUT YOU ON MY MIND
I FEEL JADED TO LOVE AND TENDERNESS
FADED AND REFUSED
NOW HERE I AM IN THE BIG HURT AND HARD FALL
LIVING IN THE MISSING YOU

Break

WHEN I GET TO THINKIN’ I’D LIKE YOU BACK IN MY LIFE I THINK OF WHAT I LOST
WHAT I GAVE UP AND SACRIFICED FOR YOUR COMPANY AT A SUCH A COST
I’M CONFLICTED AND CONFUSED
ANGRY FOR ALLOWING MYSELF TO BE USED
NOW HERE I AM IN THE BIG HURT AND HARD FALL
LIVING IN THE MISSING YOU

IF I HAD A BRICK FOR EVERY TIME I’VE HEARD BROTHER YOU SHOULD JUST MOVE ON
I COULD BUILD A BRIDGE ACROSS THE CANYON THE ONE I CROSSED FOR YOU IN OUR SONG
BUT THERE’S A RESPONSIBILITY IN SAYING I LOVE YOU
AND MINE CAME FROM A HEART THAT’S TRUE
NOW HERE I AM IN THE BIG HURT AND HARD FALL
LIVING IN THE MISSING YOU

Instrumental

IT’S TAKEN ME LONGER THAN I EVER IMAGINED TO GET FROM DENIAL TO ACCEPTANCE
KNOWING YOU WALKED FROM MY LIFE AND MY LOVE AND BACK TO YOUR PAST IN LESS THAN A MONTH SINCE
THAT CUT DEEP TO MY SENSUAL SOUL’S CORE
IT SHOWED YOUR TRUE COLOURS COME SHININ’ ON THRU
NOW HERE I AM IN THE BIG HURT AND HARD FALL
LIVING IN THE MISSING YOU

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 2005 (SOCAN)

 

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WATER IN YOUR LIFE

I picked you up in life’s lost and found, and gave you all my life
It was something special you said we made each other our once in a lifetime find
I should’ve known better of the risk reward that comes in the rescue
Your mind is orphaned by the heart right from the start
when love is there to test you

Chorus:
BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER
HERE I AM FEELING LIKE THE WATER IN YOUR LIFE
BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER
I KNOW NOW I WAS JUST THE WATER IN YOUR LIFE

You came in to the clock of my life right around 1:30
We laughed sang danced for not quite an hour then you left me around 2:20
I should’ve known better when your blood was seeping from the wounds of life
Your love for me would fade you playing bandaide
in the first aide kit of your life

Chorus

Bridge:
You were emotionally dehydrated thirsty for love’s quenching ways
seeking a mental power aide
And from my bottle of love, you drank all you could
then you threw the bottle away

Instrumental

I should’ve known better, than to think my love would erase
the ghosts from that abyss
The demons that haunt you, that still taunt you
with deeply seeded guilt you’ll never dismiss

Chorus

 

J. Brian Copyright © 2004 Star Stuff Music (SOCAN)

 

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WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE

Chorus:
LOVE IS NOT A SCIENCE
DIFFICULT READ MEASURE AND CONTROL
LOVE IS AN ALLIANCE
TWEEN THE HEART THE MIND AND THE SOUL
AND WHEN YOU SAY I LOVE YOU
MAY YOU SAY WHAT YOU MEAN
AND MEAN JUST WHAT YOU SAY
MAY IT GIVE TRUTH AND UNDERSTANDING
TO THE ONE YOU LOVE IN YOUR OWN WAY

WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU MIND MELD AND YOU ARE AS ONE
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU PHYSICALLY CONNECT AND YOU ARE AS ONE
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU GIVE AS MUCH AS YOU TAKE
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU DON’T WALK FROM LOVE FOR ANOTHER’S SAKE

Chorus

WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU LET THEM IN TO YOUR SOUL
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU TALK YOU CRY LISTEN AND HOLD
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU SHARE YOUR DARKEST FEARS
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU DON’T WALK FROM LOVE FOR ANOTHER’S TEARS

Instrumental

WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU SHARE THEIR PAIN
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU RESPECT THEM JUST THE SAME
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE IT IS COMMITMENT NOT A GAME YOU PLAY
WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE YOU DON’T WALK FROM LOVE FOR ANOTHER’S PAIN

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2004 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

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UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

Chorus:
LIFE IS COMPLEX AND IT’S ALL THAT WE KNOW
IT AIN’T ABOUT DESTINY MORE OF THE SEEDS THAT WE SOW
IT’S A DELICATE BALANCE OF FREEDOM AND CONTROL
WITH UNANSWERED QUESTIONS FEEDING OUR SOUL

I believe everybody needs a mentor
Someone or thing to aspire to
Some choose their gods, for them they applaud
They follow the golden rule

Others are not so mainstream
They aspire to abstract thought
They end up chatised and sadly victumized
For being different and not part of the lot

Chorus

I’m grateful for those that express
Have an opinion of what should be
Who think it on thru do the thing that they do
And reap the sowing of their seeds

It’s a messed up world out there
A friend told me that the other day
I’ve never believed it, but now I concede
Simplicity is a better way

It’s hard to imagine anything else
So demanding and rewarding in tow
You give it your best as life is a test
Of your courage to understand what you don’t know

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2004 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

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RIDDLES AND RHYMES

THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE
WE’RE JUST TOO BLIND TO SEE
OUR LEADERS A TERM I USE LOOSELY
SAY VOTING MAKES US ALL FREE (YEAH RIGHT)
THIS IS JUST AN ILLUSION
A CONCEPT STEEPED DEEP IN TIME
QUIET CONFUSION ORGANIZED CHAOS
IGNORANCE SPOKEN IN RIDDLES AND RHYMES

I USED TO VOTE EVERY ELECTION DAY
NOW I JUST LET IT PASS ON THRU
IT IS SAID IT DOESN’T GIVE ME THE RIGHT TO COMPLAIN
WRONG! CAUSE I PAY TAXES JUST LIKE YOU YES I DO
I DON’T BELIEVE IN THE PARTY SYSTEM
IT’S ONLY THEIR POCKETS THEY LINE
WHEN THE PEOPLE YOU PAY MAKE IT THEIR BUSINESS DAY
TO PROFIT FROM POLICIES OF RIDDLES AND RHYMES

Instrumental

YEAH EVERYBODY WANTS TO BEAT THE SYSTEM
EVERYBODY WANTS TO SEE THEIR OWN WAY AROUND
THE BUREAUCRACY OF HYPOCRISY
OF GOVERNMENT POLICIES ABOUND SO PROFOUND
WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT THE SYSTEM WE SUPPORT?
WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT THE PEOPLE WE FIND?
TO RUN OUR AFFAIRS AND MAKE US BLEED FOR OUR NEEDS
THEN THEY SPEAK OF OUR PLEAS IN RIDDLES AND RHYMES

Instrumental

SO YOU ASK IS THERE A BETTER WAY
FOR ME THERE IS FOR YOU I DON’T KNOW
THE PARTY SYSTEM it just DOESN’T WORK ANYMORE
IT’S SELF SERVING AND SLOW
WE NEED PEOPLE OF CONSCIENCE PEOPLE OF TRUST
PEOPLE WITH THE PEOPLE IN MIND
PEOPLE NOT PREY FOR THE DICK AND THE DOLLAR
AND DON’T SPEAK TO US IN RIDDLES AND RHYMES

RIDDLES AND RHYMES, repeat and out

 

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2004 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

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TWO YEARS OF MY LIFE

YOU GOT YOUR 15 MINUTES OF FAME AND I CAN’T SAY I BLAME YA
YOU AND I ROCKED AWAY THE GHOSTS OF CALEDONIA
LIFE GOES ON CLICHE AS IT IS WITH OUR MEMORIES TO POWER US THRU
IT’S DIFFICULT TO SMILE THAT IT HAPPENED AT ALL
THRU THE TEARS OF MISSING YOU, MISSING YOU

ROUND HERE THERE’S ONLY GIVERS AND TAKERS IT’S SOMETIMES HARD TO DEFINE
WHEN GIVERS ARE TAKEN AND TAKERS ARE GIVEN AND YOU’RE WALKING A VERY THIN LINE
THEY SAY CHARACTER IS JUDGED BY NOT HOW ONE WALKS IN
BUT RATHER BY HOW THEY WALK OUT
YOU SAID THAT YOU LEFT ME LOVIN’ ME, IN A DEAR JOHN NOTE

Chorus:
SO I WAS JUST YOUR PARTY, A TICKET FRONT ROW AND CENTRE
TO THE BEST SHOW IN TOWN, ANYWHERE AROUND
THE PREMIER OPENING NITE
YEAH I WAS JUST YOUR PARTY, BOX SEATS SPECIAL RESERVE
BUT THAT’S OKAY IT WAS THE TOUR OF THE DAY
FOR THE BEST TWO YEARS OF MY LIFE

IT HASN’T BEEN EASY GETTIN’ OVER YOU
BUT WHAT THE PAIN DON’T KILL BECOMES STRONGER
IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE RIDE, YOU AND I
MY ONLY REGRET IS IT COULD’VE BEEN LONGER

Chorus

J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © STAR STUFF MUSIC 2005 (SOCAN)

 

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MOVIN' WITH YOUR LIFE

BABY, TELL ME THIS IS REAL
BABY, TELL ME THIS IS REAL
TELL ME IM NOT GONNA WAKE UP FROM A DREAM
YEAH GO ON AND TELL ME IT’S JUST LIKE IT SEEMS

Chorus:
CAUSE I FIND MYSELF
MOVIN WITH YOUR LIFE LIKE A WARM KNIFE THRU BUTTER
CAUSE I FIND MYSELF
MOVIN WITH YOUR LIFE LIKE SUNLIGHT THRU AN OPEN SHUTTER
AND OOH OOH OOH IT FEELS
AND OOH OOH OOH IT FEELS RIGHT

BABY, BABY I’M AMAZED
BABY, IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR WAYS
IT MAKES ME TO SINKING INTO YOUR OPEN ARMS AGAIN
IT TAKES ME TO THINKING BEYOND THE MOMENT THAT WE’RE IN

Chorus

YOU KNOW I’M ONCE BURNT AND TWICE SHY
AND I’M NOT REALLY A SHY KIND OF GUY
MY HEART’S OUT ON MY SLEEVE
AND I NEED TO KNOW YOU BELIEVE IN YOU AND ME


J. BRIAN COPYRIGHT © 2007 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

~

 

The Long Road of Sharing - shared - as is - 2015

(complimentary disc to owners of still livin' the dream - est 1974 -)

 

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THE LONG ROAD OF SHARING

I REMEMBER THE CAMPFIRE AT DELAWANA INN
IT WAS THE SUMMER OF ’69
MARY’S JOHN WAS PLAYIN’ GUITAR
I WAS ENVIOUS THAT IT WASN’T MINE
I DIDN’T KNOW IT THEN BUT IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG
TO KNOW THAT NIGHT WOULD CHANGE MY LIFE
5 YEARS LATER NEW YEAR’S DAY MY FIRST GIG
AND LIFE WAS ON THE RISE

THAT WAS 1974
A MATINEE AT THE INFAMOUS PINES
I MADE 20 BUCKS FOR THE FIRST 2 HOURS
AND 10 MORE FOR MY FIRST REPRISE

I KNEW MY WORLD CHANGED THERE AND THEN
I KNEW I WAS IN THE RIGHT PLACE
I WAS DRIVEN ANEW MY GUITAR MY FRIEND
AND AN AUDIENCE TO SHARE MY SPACE

CHORUS

ON THE LONG - LONG LONG ROAD OF SHARING
OF THIS THING I DO - MY HEART OF ROCK AND ROLL
ON THE LONG - LONG LONG ROAD OF SHARING
MY SAME OLD FACES MAKE MY HEART GO “BOOM BOOM BOOM”
ON THE LONG LONG - YEAH YEAH
ON THE LONG LONG - YEAH YEAH
ON THE LONG - LONG LONG ROAD OF SHARING…

THERE ISN’T A VENUE I HAVEN’T PLAYED
I FELT WELCOMED IN THEM ALL
FROM REC-ROOMS TO CAMPFIRES BUSES AND BOATS
CHURCHES FUNERAL HOMES AND MALLS
FROM BARS AND CARS PLANES AND TRAINS
COLLEGE CAMPUSES COAST TO COAST
YOU WANNA TALK ABOUT STAYING IN THE MOMENT
WELL I’VE STAYED THERE MORE THAN MOST

ON STAGES OF GIVING AND FEELING THE RETURN
A SPARK OF ENERGY IGNITED TO A FLAME
MUSIC REQUIRES NO FAITH NO PROMISE
I PAY HOMAGE AS I TAKE DEAD AIM

J. BRIAN - www.jbrian.ca

Copyright © 2016 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

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LIFE EMBRACING A QUIZ

WHAT A WORLD WHAT A LIFE I CAN'T IMAGINE
IT’S DELUSIONAL TO THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE
WORTH THIS EFFORT WORTH THE PAIN
THE JOY THE SMILES THAT MELT
I DON’T BELIEVE IN ANYTHING
BUT I KNOW AND UNDERSTAND A LION’S SHARE
LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE
THE JUDGE THE JURY OF YOUR LAIR

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED FROM A GNAT TO A WHALE
FROM A FERN TO A GIANT SEQUOIA
FROM WATER TO ROCK WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
ON AN EPIC UNIVERSAL VOYAGE

CHORUS


LIFE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE 'AFTER'
AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THE NOW
ENGAGING IN THE MOMENT IS REAL AND REWARDING
NO NEED TO RUSH IN TO THE CIAO
IT ISN'T ABOUT WHAT IF? YOU SEE
IT'S SIMPLY ABOUT WHAT IS
SEEN THROUGH YOUR EYES CAUSE THERE'S NONE IN THE SKY
IT'S JUST LIFE EMBRACING A QUIZ...


WHAT A WORLD WHAT A LIFE A JOURNEY AMAZING
A STORY TO CALL YOUR OWN
YOU ARE THE POET YOU ARE THE AUTHOR
THE EDITOR THE PUBLISHER THE ROSETTA STONE
YOUR ENERGY RESIDES UNLESS IT GLIDES
THROUGH THE UNIVERSE’S ORIGINAL LIFE FORCE
WHAT YOU PUT OUT IS WHAT YOU GET BACK
LIKE CARING FOR A MAGNIFICENT GIFT HORSE

EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED FROM A GNAT TO A WHALE
FROM A FERN TO A GIANT SEQUOIA
FROM WATER TO ROCK WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
ON AN EPIC UNIVERSAL VOYAGE

 

J. BRIAN - www.jbrian.ca

Copyright © 2016 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

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IN THE ECHO OF MY LIFE

I'VE NEVER SUBSCRIBED TO A LIFE OF MYTHICAL SUPERSTITION
I'VE FELT NO NEED FOR DEPENDENCE BASED UPON FALSE HOPE
STILL AS I AM human THE DESIRE TO ADVENTURE
IS AS INNATE IN ME AS GRAVITY IS TO PULL


MY LEARNING CURVE OF LIFE WILL FOREVER BE AN ASCENT
ENJOYED WITH A SENSE OF WONDER ANYTHING BUT BLITHE
THE UNIVERSE SPEAKS TO THOSE THAT ARE CONSCIOUSLY CONNECTED
AND IT WILL SPEAK TO ME STILL IN THE ECHO OF MY LIFE

STILL ITS A CRAZY MESSED UP WORLD INEXPLICABLE AT TIMES
I REMEMBER MY FATHER UTTERING THIS SAME AND HOPELESS SENTIMENT
AND I SCOLDED HIM FOR THIS NOW I REGRET MY CALLOUS DISREGARD
FOR HIS WISDOM AND OBSERVATION PALING MINE SO ELOQUENT


HOWEVER MY LEARNING CURVE OF LIFE WILL FOREVER BE A CLIMB
THERE IS SO MUCH TO DISCOVER OF PLEASURE AND OF STRIFE
THE ROCKS WILL ACHE THE WIND WILL WHISTLE THE LEAVES WILL SING FROM TREES
ALL OF THESE WILL SPEAK TO ME STILL IN THE ECHO OF MY LIFE

I THINK OF UNIVERSAL ORIGINS AND THE WONDER OF IT ALL
HOW PRECIOUS OUR WORLD IS AND OUR STANDING IN THE INFINITE EXPANSE
IS OUR PERCEPTION OF OURSELVES ONE OF ARROGANCE OR HUMILITY?
FOR ME IT IS THE LADDER AS I EMBRACE THE FLIRTATIOUS ROMANCE


AND MY LEARNING CURVE OF LIFE WILL FOREVER BE CURIOUSLY UPWARD
WITH JAW DROPPING DISCOVERY AND PUZZLING MOMENTS RIFE
WITH ORIGINAL ENERGY APPARENT POWERING THE CURIOUS AND OPEN MIND
I WILL FEEL EMPOWERED STILL IN THE ECHO OF MY LIFE


J. BRIAN - www.jbrian.ca

Copyright © 2016 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

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BACK IN THE DAY

I find it rather obvious when I was just a young boy
How Things were so different in a more respectful way
With declining world standards and political correctness
I know it makes me a dinosaur and really that’s ok!
Now that I’m much older and my ‘bucket list’ is long
My Vision Board is the right thing in a world gone so wrong
And I still write my emails to Ikea Cadillac and Tide
When they try to sell their product BASED ON A lifestyle’s buzz word PRIDE…

CHORUS

Back in the day when gay meant happy
Back in the day when the F word was taboo
Back in the day when drugs were wrong and lawless
Back in the day when with please and thank you…
Back in the day when sex was still sacred
Back in the day when we held our girl’s hand
Back in the day when we respected our Cops and Fathers
Back in the day when LIVE meant a band

 

These days I end up shakin’ my head quite frequently
When its thrown in my face this buzz word diversity
But the political correct movement well it ain’t fooling me
It’s a buzz-less buzz word and sounds like perversity
Now that I’m much older and my ‘bucket list’ it grows
I’ll check it off COMPLETELY even with THE pain from MY head to MY toes
It’s become cliche to say, it’s a different world out there
It’s an accurate observatiON far removed from our love affair…

CHORUS

Back in the day when cars had muscle
Back in the day when we opened our girl’s door
Back in the day when video games weren’t invented
Back in the day sun-up sun-down we played outdoors
Back in the day when the Beatles they invaded
Back in the day when a song was sung to fulfil
Back in the day when rap meant a criminal record
Back in the day when music awards were AWARDED for musical skill

CHORUS


Back in the day of boy meets girl
Back in the day of going on a date
Back in the day sometimes it was double
Back in the day when internet had no face
Back in the day of wanting independence
Back in the day taking flight from the nest YES!
Back in the day of actually owning a record collection
Back in the day, yeah! those days were the best!!!

J. BRIAN - www.jbrian.ca

Copyright © 2016 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

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IN THESE DAYS

In these days of forgetful to frustration
In these days of pills enabling exaltation
In these days of grey that once shined black
In these days of GENTLY looking back


In these days of tolerance over standards
In these days of humility over performance
In these days of CAUTION over attack
In these days of reminiscing OF GOING back


In these days of glasses for every occasion
In these days of MEASURING mortality over invincible
In these days of morning smoothies over bacon & tomato
in these days of MEASURED MEMORIES OF GOING back

In these days of taking time to say "I love you"
In these days of measuring health against all else
In these days of discarding fiction over fact
In THESE these days of FORGETTING...


In these days of arthritis over athletic
In these days of walking over climbing stairs
In these days of falling instead of hopping in the sack
In these days of DROOLING BOUT GOING back


In these days of passing on the torch
In these days of svelte REPLACED BY sore
In these days of lustRE turned to lack
In these days of PARK BENCHES AND A HEALTHY SNACK


IN THESE DAYS OF SMELL THE ROSES OVER PISS AND VINEGAR
IN THESE DAYS OF THOUGHTFUL OVER REACTION
IN THESE DAYS OF A SHAKE OF THE HEAD OVER BEING WACKED
IN THESE DAYS OF CELEBRATING THE MOMENT WHILE LOOKING BACK


In these days of texting OVER PHONE CALLS
In these days of reflection over debate
In these days of sedentary over jacked
In these days of never going back


In these days of taking time to say "I love you"
In these days of measuring health against all else
In these days of discarding fiction over fact
In THESE these days of FORGETTING …..

J. BRIAN - www.jbrian.ca

Copyright © 2016 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

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ON THAT NIGHT

On that night I met you, my eyes hadn’t left you
I hesitate to reduce it to lust
I don’t want to offend you, as I don’t want to render you
To a dynamic that requires little trust - ON THAT NIGHT

I think of that night often, you see I’ve never forgotten
how I felt that magnetic moment
How the energy reached, how it seemed to beseech
Me to feel this as anything but tokeN - ON THAT NIGHT

On that night we dated, my excitement needed sedation
My eyes were falling in love with you
I’d fallen in lust before, but love keeps another score
It measures the depth of the hue

I think of that night often, you see I’ve never forgotten
Getting to know the essence of you
How the energy spoke, and could never revoke
The amassed feelings I had for you - ON THAT NIGHT

On that night we gave in, all my resistance wildly caved in
To a definition of proportionate consummation
In that moment of lust, embraced by a MUTUAL trust
Absorbed in your beauty without hesitation - ON THAT NIGHT

I think of that night often, you see I’ve never forgotten
The heat, the heart, the senses
How the energy attracted, how the exchange exacted
A night of emotions without defences - ON THAT NIGHT

J. BRIAN - www.jbrian.ca

Copyright © 2016 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

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I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND

I will never understand the standards with which
we measure our heroes and villains
Stand naked on stage shout death calls from caves
wear a collar for automatic forgiveness…
These are not heroes in fact they are villains
just like a snake in the grass
Selling sex to our youth and heaven from a guilty booth
While financing martyrdom with our hard earned cash…
I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAnd

I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND PEOPLE OF GODS
MOTIVATED BY THEIR RELIGION
HIJACK PLANES OR MARCH WITH CRUSADES
I BEG TO DIFFER IF YOU SEE A DIFFERENCE
THESE ARE CALLED MARTYRS THESE ARE CALLED SOLDIERS
KILLING IN THE NAME OF THEIR GOD
I BEG TO DIFFER IF YOU SEE A DIFFERENCE
GOD IS NOT GREAT EITHER WAY NO APPLAUSE
I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND

I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND THE SUPPORT FOR VIOLENCE
CALLED 25 YEARS OF RAP
IT WAS OBVIOUS TO ME IT WAS MISSING A ‘C’
THE INDUSTRY HAD NO SHAME OF PROMOTING THIS crap
I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW THE HALL OF FAME
CAN CALL ITSELF ROCK AND ROLL
WHEN THEY ‘CANONIZE’ AND PATRONIZE
‘TALK’ FROM THE HOOD BEFORE MUSIC OF SOUL
I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND

I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND ALLIANCE WITH THE CHRISTIAN NATION
MARCHING ONWARD IN SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL
WITH A GUN OR A SWORD A BOMB OR A TORCH
RENDERING ENTIRE CULTURES TO NOTHING BUT FOSSILS
I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND HOW NATIONS OF PEOPLE
ARE GULLIBLE TO THE orator’s WORD
HILE HITLER PRAISE ALLAH HAIL CAESAR LONG LIVE MAO
ITS GENOCIDE IN THE THEATRE OF THE ABSURD
I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND
I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND
I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND!

J. BRIAN - www.jbrian.ca
Copyright © 2016 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

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A MAN IS MEASURED

A man is defined not by his body hair
That’s just a vestige of his evolutionary past
A man is defined not by the size of his parts
His variety of muscles if you will…never last
A man is defined not by his might
With a gun sword or a stone in hand
A MAN IS MEASURED by his love for a woman
How he treats her with a tender hand

A man is defined not by his money
Like royalty never working a day
A man is defined not by his shout
Of his anger and oppressive way
A man is defined not by the height
That his head towers over the crowd
A MAN IS MEASURED by his clarity of thought
For the woman that he feels so proud

A man is defined not by his use
Of booze and drugs and pills
A man is defined not by his power
But rather by the power of his will
A man is defined not by the ‘trophies’
He acquires in a life of collection
A MAN IS MEASURED by his passion and wonder
For the woman of a life long seduction

A man is defined not by his politics
Not by his royalty rank or religion
A man is defined not by bearing arms
Nor his violence in the heat of competition
A man is defined not of his ignorance
And arrogance toward Mother Earth
A MAN IS MEASURED by his sensitivity
And appreciation for all she’s worth…

 

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THE ONE WITHIN

I’ve always known the world could be a better place to live
and it has less to do with take than it has to do with give
i boast no cross of “my calling” absolutely no ‘god’ to appease
I give of a self discovered energy nurtured naturally - IN REALITY

THE ONLY TRAIN TO RIDE IN THIS WORLD IS THE ONE YOU BUILD
YOU’RE THE ENGINE THE CABOOSE THE DIRECTOR OF THE CONDUCTOR’S GUILD
THE PASSENGERS THAT BOARD Pay WITH a UNIVERSAL currency
it’s a one way ride called A BEAUTIFUL life, born of AN ENERGY - ancestral energy

AND I WISH FOR YOU:

CHORUS

May the best day of your life be in front of you
May the dreams ON YOUR VISION BOARD beat of a heart that’s true
May the wonders of the UNIVERSE permeate your skin
May you self actualize and REALIZE YOURSELF FROM THE ONE WITHIN

INSTRUMENTAL

DON’T LET THE dependant DOUBTER BRING YOU DOWN WITH THEM
LIVE EVERY MOMENT free and encouraged outside of superstition

RESPECT AND APPRECIATE AND be grateful for every breath
THE UNIVERSE is incredible adventure into it and be YOUR best!

AND I WISH FOR YOU:

chorus out

SHINE - INTERESTED - PRAISE - BEAUTIFUL - ORGANIC - LOVE

 

J. BRIAN - www.jbrian.ca

Copyright © 2016 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

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LEARN TO BE STILL

WHEN I WAS JUST A KID ME AND MY FRIENDS
WE’D DIG A LOT OF HOLES AND WE’D PLAY MARBLES
MY FATHER WORKED ME HARD ENCOURAGED ME TO ACHIEVE
MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME EARLY OF SKILLS IN LIFE’S ENDLESS WEAVE

AS A KID MY SUMMERS WERE PACKED WITH A LIST OF CHORES AND DEEDS
SCRATCHED ON A GOOD SON DO LIST
BEFORE I COULD GO DOWN TO THE BEACH
MY DAD HE WORKED HARD DAYS AND MY MOTHER AFTERNOONS
AS A KID I WAS 'LIST' MOTIVATED I GOT HER DONE IN A MONSOON

AND NOW…

CHORUS


I NEED TO learn to slow down
before the beat less burn down
I NEED TO learn to take time
to smell the flowers and FINE wine
I NEED TO learn some patience
before the moment's wasted
I NEED TO learn to be still
before life moves in for the kill

 

MY BIG SISTER WAS MY HERO SHE STUCK UP FOR ME OFTEN
THE NEIGHBOURHOOD WAS HARD AND SHE HAD A WAY TO SOFTEN
I WAS SAD WHEN SHE GOT MARRIED I FELT SO ALL ALONE
A NEW RESPONSIBILITY WAS ABOUT TO EMBRACE MY QUIET HOME

I WATCHED MY PARENTS STRUGGLE, TO KEEP IT ALL TOGETHER
THEIR TAG TEAM DIDN’T WORK THERE I WAS PRECARIOUSLY TETHERED
I GREW UP NEEDING TO ACHIEVE YOU SEE I WAS A WITNESS
TO DYSFUNCTION ADAPTATION AND SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

J. BRIAN - www.jbrian.ca

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the Kitchen sink

religion appeals to the dependent and hopeful
in a world of supernatural thought
science reveals WHAT IS and independence
evidentiary, natural, not bought
it's a bad ass have, have not world
with pain and loss of wars of enormity
where thinkers are chastised, crucified and burned
at the stake of the cross of conformity

THE QUESTION IS…

CHORUS


IS THERE lIFE BEFORE DEATH NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND
I’VE NEVER BEEN INTERESTED IN THE LATTER
IT’S NEVER MADE SENSE TO LIVE INSIDE THE FENCE
ERECTED BY ANCIENT MAD HATTERS
IS THERE LIFE BEFORE DEATH JUST THINK ABOUT THAT
THE KEYWORD BEING THINK
ITS NEVER MADE SENSE TO LIVE IN DEFENCE
OF WOMENLESS CAVE MEN ON THE BRINK
YEAH MAY-AS-WELL GIVE CREDIT TO THE KITCHEN SINK



every religion is a doctrine of dogma
and its subscribers have a cross to bear
the reward is sermonized from the pulpit of doom
where false hope justifies THE self righteous air
it's an unbalanced world sick with paranoia
gods created by self serving cave dwellers
whereas ALL THAT WE ARE is all that we’ve become
risen from the Universe’s evolutionary cellarS

 

I WAS BORN A NATURaLIST AS EVERY LIVING THING IS
POWERED BY A NATURAL LIFE FORCE A
THOUGH THE HORSEMEN OF DOOM
SHOUTED their apocalyptic tune
it fell on deft ears THOSE WERE MY EARS
NEVER CHANGING MY COURSE

 

J. BRIAN - www.jbrian.ca

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW

Religion royalty and politics all the same DEAL
Make their promises laced with false hope DELIVERED WITH STYLE CHARISMA & ZEAL
Prey on human weakness as vultures do with the frail
It’s predacious oN a different SCALE

Belief IN blind faith THAT enableS power mungers
Beseeching THE taxes and tithes of life
It’s a struggle from the womb to the taxed pine box
To stay in the moment of an indifferent blithe

CHORUS

What the world needs now is reasonable thinking
Independence from dogma of the IMPRISONED soul
What THE WORLD needS now is a mindful approach
While unshackling the chains of control

What the world needs now is a unified vision
free inquiry RESTITUTE WITHOUT retribution
What THE WORLD NEEDS now is a collective thoughtful MIND
On a global scale free of RELIGIOUS PETITION


Original energy a life force if you will
Breathes from the depths of the Universe
While religion ROYALTY and politics make their own rules
Outside nature and PROFOUNDLY perverse

What the world needs not IS ANOTHER RELIGION
Arrogantly claiming ‘the way’ to the truth
What the world needs not is another KING QUEEN OR POLITICIAN
With farcical promises on route to the confessional booth

J. BRIAN - www.jbrian.ca

Copyright © 2016 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)

 

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WHEN THE LAST BAND PLAYS

I am known as a baby boomer
A generation defined post war
I was a kid with Chuck Berry a teenager of the Beatles
A married man of classic rock via the Cars
I grew up with the greatest movement EVER
Of music from Elvis to the Boss
A generation of musicians forged in celebration
Of dance peace love at any cost

Whoever said rock was dead
Was an idiot of epic proportion
Last night was Steve Miller last year Ringo Starr
And 10,000 alive for each performance (ART PARK)
The songs will live forever
Through tribute bands for sure
FOR The generations that came after
the boomers will pass on the torch

IT’S UNSURE WHEN THAT TIME WILL ARRIVE
BUT I WANT TO BE THERE WHEN IT DOES
I WANT TO WATCH THE LAST BAND STANDING
I WANT TO FEEL THAT BOOM BOOM BOOM
IT WON’T MATTER WHERE THE VENUE SADLY
PLAYS HOST TO ROCK’S LAST MAGIC
I WANT TO BE THERE IN CELEBRATION
ON THE DAY WHEN THE LAST BAND PLAYS

J. BRIAN - www.jbrian.ca

Copyright © 2016 STAR STUFF MUSIC (SOCAN)



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