Johnny V

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*All Songs & Lyrics  © Johhny V (ASCAP)
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WoodChips Album

RAIN

Lay myself down…..wind…it is settled

River cries mercy……time it has gone

When its all over….as if it ever began

Jogging the memories…from a far distant land

And the rain……is all that I feel

 Rain is all that I feel, its all that I see, its all that we are

Counting out the trials of time….just where to begin

You rise above uncertainty…with your back to the wind

And when it all leaves us….it was only a dream

And the rain……is all that I feel

And the rain…is all that I feel

 its all that we are

 its all that I see

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MAYBE IN ANOTHER TIME

All the halls have gone empty, there’s a tension in my hands

Some ideas running through my head, hope she’ll understand

But the fire inside a crying lion is waiting for his story to be told

For the hand of a woman seeming out of reach

The one he longs to hold

Well the man on the radio playing out his song

I got both hands to steer

I’m thinking all back and to myself what crazy messed up year

Some roads take ya higher, while others take ya low

Sit myself down in this place, to watch her back yard grow

Just another resume ………that’s in your way

Well the crowded highway heading north

Bring all the suits downtown

And I find my way down the staircase, till I’m back on solid ground

One man might be shakin, while the others quit the scene

Take myself out of the picture…..she’s married to the machine

In a world that’s full of greed……..that aint me

Maybe in another time…we can get there with mystery on our side

Looking out across your sea….will you come to me

Well the candles have gone dim, theres no wine left in the glass

Man we had some good times…you might say a blast

Well the bands kicking out their jams tonight

And the patrons raise a beer, and souls of all the spirits fly away from here

Well the cast of a thousand poets scribe out their chosen paths

I think I’ll blow this red light…god knows I need a laugh

Maybe in another time……..it sure aint me

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JULEE BIRD

Tuesday’s here and I’m traveling on

Treads on these wheels you know there wearing on down

And she’s  riding six white horses

Won’t you come around again

Wednesday just another…day that’s gone by

Lay back in my  tall fields….my heads in the sky

And she’s riding six white horses

Here she comes around agin

She’s the light in my soul

She’s alright……I’m getting old

My Julee bird

Thursday brings all my travels back home

Mire towers are run by the men of stone

And she’s riding six white horses

I need to see her once again

She’s the light in my soul

She’s alright……I’m getting old

My Julee bird

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YOUR SWEET TIME

I got two tickets in my hand. setting out to make a brand new plan

I just want some of your sweet time

Moon creatures, double features, playing out in our minds

I just want some of your sweet time

Ya got daisy chains, traffic lanes, ya need not apply

I see that something special in your eye

Aint got no sunshine

I’ll take the rain

Give me some of your moonshine

Kick off a brand new day…..ya make me feel this way

Ya ask for twenty I give ya more, I aint no dummy that’s for sure

I just want some of your sweet time

I’m a little lazy, sometimes crazy, my mattress is on the floor

I just want some of your sweet time

They always said…boy use your head..find the right girl make homestead

I just want some of your sweet time

Aint got no sunshine

I’ll take the rain

Give me some of your moonshine

Kick off a brand new day…..ya make me feel this way

 
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ERICA’S LULABY

Flying like the wind, here she comes again

Just moving right along, knowing right from wrong

With both feet on the ground, she speaks with out a sound

She reaches high…with the world in her eye

Erica….this light forever shines on you

Erica….this life forever shines on you…on you

She carries us home

She carrries us home

Erica…this light forever shines on you

Erica….this life forever shines on you

On you

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YOUR MAGIC               

Well I cashed myself in for all its worth

Another gone down from another wrenched soul

The taste of your finish line with in my reach

With darkness there still shines a light

Well looky right there what the cat dragged in

Another temptation from a wanted sin

Crying through the cages till it hurts alright

The craving’s still tonight

I believe in your magic

I believe in your ways

Well there’s fourty- million people driving off the road

They say goodbye but I say hello

Fall through the valley of the unknown instead

With darkness there still shines a light

Well I caught these scars on the life machine

Laying down looking for my simple dream

I found myself playing in the devils scene

But I still feel all the craving …..tonight

I believe in your magic

I believe in your ways

With a little sun light

Drops of rain

Makes it seem

Like its all…………..ok

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BUFFALO SONG

One man breaks steel, while other shovel coal

One woman of conscious, while the other lives bestow

Trials of circumstance. washed off the old dirt road

Some need direction….while the others can’t be told

And I can see what their speaking of

In the cadence from…..from the sun above

Mountains of crystal….sea depths far below

Raising swords bring synchrony

Phantoms scripts remain in tears of the unknown

And the buffalo roam

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I’LL BE HOME

I can smell grandmas cooking back home

Leaves are falling by the way to the cobblestone

And the trees all alive full of snow

And I’ll be home…for Christmas

And I’ll be home my dear

And I’ll be home for Christmas for a cup of love and cheer

Send you ticket…won’t ya hop aboard and fly

Santa driving plane…reindeer all be right on time

Please come home for Christmas…once again

Please come home for Christmas

Lay your head down

Lay it down ……on my shoulder

I’ll be home for Christmas…. again

Please come home…we’ll light a fire once again

 
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WOOD CHIPS               

 

Prism lights crawl through the trees to the kitchen

Where the hardwood table waits

She drowns herself inside a quilting of comfort

Waiting for the winter to pass by

She’s waiting for the winter to pass by

The wooden shack reveals the stories left untold

Dancing shadows thrown upon the wall

Ten thousand stars above worked with him through the night

Waiting for the summer to arrive

He was waiting for the summer to arrive

Will another time or place belong to them

She calls out…through the wind

Beneath the waves of the sea

She quietly returns to the woman

She used to be

Turning the handle to enter one man’s passion

She glances through the broken door

Kneeling she clutches the broom left by the wall

Sweeping all the wood chips out the door

She’s sweeping all the wood chips out the door

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SYLONGERET

 

If your up, hold your course, take your breath and breathe

If you sing, keep the time, its your choice if you ryme

Leave it all, don’t look back, drop the weight from your back

One day your up on a rollercoaster

Next time your driving a plane

Far from above we’re gliding down

We don’t even notice the rain

Listening through forest of north birch trees

A cry from a train

Carving out steam as he roles on by

Conductor he calls out her name

Sylongeret

Sylongeret

Won’t you dance your night this way…………

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The waitress

She is a waitress….but at home…she’s so much more

With trinkets on her dresser, and her heart’s kept in her drawer

And it’s the time that we’ve taken seems to pass us by

She is a dancer….with dreams of her own

She’s clothing her kids…where after

They’ll leave her house to grow

And it’s the time that we’ve taken seems to pass us by

And it all stands to reason

With words that fall far beyond

Take my hand, jump off your carrousel

And cantering she runs away with the ones she has raised…by herself

See the lonely seamstress…there’s no magic left in her hands

She’s caught in conversation with a find upstanding man

And it’s the time that we’ve taken seems to pass us by

And it all stands to reason

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Would you be my girl

With each and every town that I stay

Everythings seems to come my way

But right inside where my heart resides

Something bigger calling out to me

Would you be my girl…I would be your everything

Run around the world…with open hearts and music sing

Would you be my girl would you be my girl would you be my girl

Your energy that comes from with in

You know it knocks me out and picks me up again

You make the hills come alive from a far

With each every daybreak there you are!!!

Would you be my girl…I would be your everything

Run around the world…with open hearts and music sing

Would you be my girl would you be my girl would you be my girl

Going down town, got my feet down, aint no trouble ahead

Going down town, got my feet down, aint no trouble ahead

Mamma told me that maybe some day I will find my one

Mamma told me that maybe some day I will find my one

Mamma told me that maybe some day

Mamma told me that maybe some day

Mamma told me that maybe some day that I would find my one

Mamma told me

Mamma told me

Mamma told me that I would find my one

Would you be my girl…I would be your everything

Run around the world…with open hearts and music sing

Would you be my girl would you be my girl would you be my girl

With all these blue skies here today

Every song seems to come our way

And if you hang around these parts here today

Would you think about it…and maybe stay

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Where I come from

You know it aint easy…this never ending trail

And I cross the bridge…where I come from

Facing the colors…of an everlasting sun

Down by the waterside….where I come from

Mister listen to the song there upon the radio

Warning all of us around….when it all goes down

Got time to make it real….where nothing’s left undone

Turning out the creedance….from a distant drum

Some find truth way up in the sky..your best friend’s caught up in another lie

Take this wheel and run and drive

Crying tears of a river, are washed up in my soul

That’s how I run…that’s how I roll….that’s how I roll

Let me in….wash me out

This sin has got me running….don’t you keep me out!

You know it aint easy…this never ending trail

And I cross the bridge…where I come from

Facing the colors…of an everlasting sun

Down by the waterside….where I come from

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Fields of mine

Winters here and there’s a chill in my bone

And I can feel the weakness of my knees

I worked these lands that we call home

Did not see all the others left alone

And I’m already dying

Blisters on the wall,  floors that used to shine

And I’m already crying

Take a look around….these were fields of mine

Been out west….smoked the best

Been without luxury and it put me to the test

And I’m no treason, there are no reasons

She walked right out sayin…this ain’t  pleasing

And I’m already dying

Blisters on the wall,  floors that used to shine

And I’m already crying

Take a look around….these were fields of mine

Hey hey…there’s a change up in the air

Hey hey …no more shattering of mirrors

And hey hey there’s a change up in the air

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Fish Islands

You remember this from the fish islands, we’ve been there before

You remember us when we took so high…….

If someone would ask you to stay…..would you

If someone should tell you to pray…..should you

If someone would ask you to run…..singing ..I don’t mind

If someone would hand you  the gun ……could you?

You remember us from the fish islands. We’ve been there before

You remember this when we took so high

We’ll cross this road again

If someone should hand you the day…….take it

If someone should give you your fait…….believe it

If someone should show you the way…singing I don’t mind

If all of us live for today………could we?

You remember this from the fish islands, we’ve been there before

You remember us when we took so high

We’ll cross the road again

Washing down through water…currents from within…away

Rising to the serface…reaching for the banks……away

Water falls come crashing…protecting virgin caves…..away

Falling rocks of inpass….coursing with emotion…..away

You remember this from the fish islands, we’ve been there before

You remember us when we took so high

We’ll cross the road again

We’ll cross this way again

 

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INSIDE REALITY Album

ROLE CALL                  

And if it’s your redemption

Are you strong enough to fly?

And if it’s your creation

Could you love it till it dies?

There’s a bus leaving St. Louis

She hits each and every town

In a crowded church their forgiving

But peace just can’t be found

Sing for their lives

Sing for their souls

May they find their way

Back home

 
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PLAYING FOR THE DOOR

Back stage was just fine tonight

All of us on the bus and the candlelight

A perfect way to come out here and play

But there was a time when it wasn’t so good

Knocking around in the old neighborhood

None of our friends ever thought we could play

Well the next thing you know you’re the locals done well

On the stairway to heaven and the highway to hell

But there’s nothing like feeling of singing your own song

This was all 20 odd years ago and all this time passed

And I still don’t know, what I did right and where I went wrong

But the moon is high and the tide is low

I don’t want to leave cause I got more

If you’d like to hear it…well it isn’t that long

Cause I want something more

Than playing for the door

And I will find it or….I’ll walk away…and still smile

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LEO’S DELEMMA

I sashayed into the room in a casual kind of way

Surveyed my surroundings, It’s just me and ole Jose

A tap upon my shoulder and I turned around to see

A smiling one tooth wonder, she was grinning back at me

So I turned back to the bar and scouted for the door

Requested 1800….they wouldn’t give me anymore

She dances in the moonlight

Singing to you all night

En el dia, En el noche….Bailando!!!!

Do you want to see a rumba?

Or maybe something like a samba?

What about a little tango?

Or maybe see her eat a mango?

Aqui estoy asiendo

Como hege aqui jodido

Enmivid adonde voy de aqui corriendo!!!

Y me esta siquiendo corriendo

Y me esta siquindo

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LOST AT SEA

This life for me, never stays the same

And there’s times that I feel …lost at sea

And this drive for me…Is winding aimlessly

And I’m crawling slow…and I wonder…how far does it go

In the twilight of the night

We’ll let the world just pass us by

Lost at sea

See the man on the TV….he’s hoping for some fame

And the dad with his kid

Laughing…while fishing in the rain

When you dream…you see a vision

Maybe someday…it’ll all come around

In the twilight of the night

We’re drifting on the ocean

Angel guardian by our side

We’ll let the world just pass us by

Lost at sea

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COOL SHOES

Such a wonderful day to see

Got myself a little ray of sunshine

Autumn days with burning leaves

The lady bugs…they be multiplying

How  high ….too many to count

How  high

Look all around, what’s attractive to you

Some days ya win, some day’s ya lose

I keep it simple for myself…yes I do

I just slip me on…some cool shoes

Such a wonderful night to sleep

Soothe my mind with a little rain

Gravitate to the cool side of the pillow

Ease my soul again and again

How  high…it doesn’t matter doesn’t matter to me

How  high

Look all around, what’s attractive to you

Some days ya win, some day’s ya lose

I keep it simple for myself…yes I do

I just slip me on…some cool shoes

 
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SOMEDAY

Little Jimmi Jammer’s in the paper

Stating out his case and point

Cautions things are quite peculiar

When an innocent man goes to the joint

With a little bit of reason…we can

If we all get together…we can

There is very little doubt what we can do…together!

Someday

Things will be coming round and back your way

Someday

Happiness will be knocking on your door

Some day….someday

See the little man he be running

See the little man he be jiving

See the little man he be grieving at your feet

With a little bit of reason…we can

If we all get together…we can

There is very little doubt what we can do…together!

Someday

Things will be coming round and back your way

Someday

Happiness will be knocking on your door

Some day….someday

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ARRIVAL

The tools of his trade keep the needy people at bay

Running to and from hearing sounds from afar

Will he have to go and wrench another car

“think I’ll just punch out”

He trips out of the shower races to his bike

Everything’s in order “just want to make it right”

Tonight she sings, gazing at the images and pictures of home

She dances underneath the tree to keep from getting wet

Will this time they have tonight be something better yet?

Perhaps they found there’s something more than meets the eye

The telling of their tale when they discover that their love

Had arrived

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YOUR HEAVEN

Can I be in a part of your heaven

That’s where I long to be

It’d be a crying shame like getting caught out in the rain

The torch light that burns inside of me

Wiser the fool I am

The distance I can see

This hole in my soul you know its got to me

Just another casualty

Can I have a piece of your heaven

That’s where I long to be

The spirit in my heart is tearing me apart

Cries for your company

Wiser the fool I am

The distance I can see

This hole in my soul you know its got to me

Just another casualty

Can I have just a piece of your heaven

That’s where I long to be

Trusting all those words you said I lie awake in my bed thinking

There’s no place I’d rather be

I lie awake in my bed, trusting all them words you said

Thinking, there’s no place I’d rather be

No place I would rather be

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SPIRIT

I’m underneath an orange skyj

Just trying to get by…..and there’s a cold wind

With Chicago in my sight

On another wasted ride…for you

And it shows a lot inside

It takes me to my home

And I can’t pretend and hide

Can’t leave well enough alone

I’ve looked around, I’ve settled down

But it takes my heart away

Caught in the crowd, I’m chasing trails

That lead me back to you

Settle in a kick back mode, paying rent…we’ll see a show

It’s time to go

Cigarettes with candle light, trading secrets…that’s alright

It’s time to dream

And it shows a lot inside

It takes me to my home

And I can’t pretend and hide

Can’t leave well enough alone

I look around, I’ve settled down

But it takes my heart away

Trapped to this ground but I’ll never let you down

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LIGHT LOVE FORGIVNESS            

In horse tail waves, lost somewhere in time

There’s a place for and I to find

I’ve seen myself through the turning away

And life brings me you

You are the stars in my eyes

Heart with no disguise

You are the stage up off the floor

I couldn’t ask for more

You are light, love and forgiveness

To me

Won’t you take me away

Could you take me away

You are light, love and forgiveness

Light, love and forgiveness

Light, love, forgiveness

To me

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WE GOT WAYS

When lightning comes crashing down through the skies

Like its purpose is to remind us of others that have tried

I can’t pretend there’s reasons of which I realize

That I’ve seen, the temptations hearts left a shatter

But now we have time…….we got ways

So I ask myself to get with it in amanor of which

There’s some kind of urgency and care for my brothers and sisters

And I know there are reasons of which I realze

From the streets to the mansions, everyone matters

And yes we have time….we got ways

We got ways to try, we got ways to fly

We got our ways….I know you’ve got your own

Your pictures come back to you with coffee stains on the edges

And your gas tank is reading empty and its cold

The jazz man on the radio thanks his audience of but a few

But he’ll never ever miss a single show

You pour your heart into your passion and your buddy

Gets cuffed for stashin, and the border’s only a few miles away

And yes we have time

And we got ways

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JED CAPPERS

If ya take the river down to the city

You gonna find yourself something down and gritty

Old Jed Cappers runs the paper line

But through his back door he got some really fine wine

They call it moonshine

He carts out eight cases at a time

All the people claim its mine all mine

Jed calls out to the neighborhood

He says gather round people…and listen real good

In the night time, is the right time, for this moonshine

You’ll have a good time

Here’s some mud in your eye now yodel with me!!!

Well don’t you know that there ain’t no bottle to leave this town

You got to set em over there…by the lost and found

I set my bottles down by the trash and papers

A  man said “thanks boy”, I looked up I seen Mr. Cappers

Just smiling at me

He said “boy I know ya been out on the run with them

Two six shooters and a missing left thumb

A bottle of shine I’ll give to you if you tell me your story

And tell the truth”

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THE HILL

So he asked “hey man where ya going with your bags packed and your guitar”?

I slide the seat on back with my silly ass grin

And I go where my heart can be still

Gigging with my friends at The Hill

A little change can do you right

Like being out of town …on Christmas night

I can see the water and their smiling faces

I go where my heart buys a thrill

Gigging with my friends at The Hill

Light my soul….I’m cheering for you

And I don’t care…about time

When my time….is spent with you

A secret garden we’ve all been given

Close my eyes, its my bargin

Drop my bags

Gonna change my living

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INSIDE REALITY

I wasted all my words, I wasted all your time

The feeling’s unrehearsed, I keep them in my mind

As I lie awake and dream

As the plane you fly touches down

I clutch the covers to my soul

As you settle in another town

Settled in another town myself

This is the life we chose

And this is the only  song I know

Inside reality, outside we change our tune

And after all this time…we’re falling from the moon

I never would regret, you know that I still care for you

I light a cigarette, and say a little prayer for you

Just look out at the stars, the ones that I once shared with you

No matter where you are, that way I’ll be there with you

I wouldn’t say it if it wasn’t true

This is the life I chose

And these are the only songs I know

Inside reality, outside we change our tune

And after all this time…we’re falling from the moon

Holding down the part of you that wants to turn around

Inside reality, outside we change our tune

And after all this time…we’re falling from the moon

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EVERYBODY

I’ve got seek, I’ve got to show

I got to toss this glass overboard baby don’t you know

It’s such a real fine time to be alive

Let me take you for a drive

I’ve got your pics, got no game

Got some big beats in the car, would you rather take a train

It’s such a real, fine time

Just got to see ya

I want to meet , but I can dance

Let the evening give us just a little romance

It’s such a real fine time

I got no steps but I can walk

Let Mr. Townsend find the chords Dylan talk the talk

It’s such a real fine time

Give yourself another glass of wine

I try to cover who’s to blame

It doesn’t matter if we get caught out in the rain

It’s such a real fine time, just kick it on back

I want to meet, I got to dance

Let the evening give us just a little bit of romance

Such a real fine time

Everybosdy….I just want to get along with ya all

Everybody…..stand up, stand up

Everybody…..just want to be a part of it all

Everybody party with me …lets make it real..take it one time

Don’t need no down time, don’t need no hesitation

Just grooving out jamming, here’s your little presentation

Take it forward hold it back one time

Bust a step can ya keep it time

Dine & dash when ya got no cash

Drive your baby’s car if she looks a little trashed

Don’t need no down time, don’t need no hesitation

Just grooving out jamming, chill on back with a little meditation

Won’t ya leave right there, leave it to beaver

If ya got the time feed your retriever

Stay tuned, stay real, stay good….its all about your personality

Is that understood?