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Track Name: A Prayer for Everyone Except Jimmy
held a grudge after our fight
all day my mind was scheming
decide to ask for peace with all my might
that cold winter evening
sacred request with a purposeful slight
should ease this childhood seething

a prayer for everyone in the world
to be safe from all that’s evil

except jimmy not jimmy
no no no not jimmy
don't save jimmy

the main intent was to indict
and laugh as he's weeping hahaha
went to bed filled with delight
turned away from his pleading
but still something just wasn't right
as the darkness was seeping

i prayed that everyone in the world
would be safe from all that's evil

except jimmy not jimmy
no no no not jimmy

then i went to sleep that night
don’t save jimmy

gotta save jimmy
couldn't get it out of my mind

all i could think of was his plight
i would swear i heard screaming
i had to do something to make this right
once i imagined the bleeding
that's when i changed the prayer that i recite
gotta start the healing

a prayer for everyone in the world
to be safe from all that’s evil

even jimmy yes jimmy
gotta gotta gotta save jimmy
don't forget about him

you can't forget about
don't you forget about
tell me you won't forget jimmy
Track Name: Blow Me Away featuring Essence
we live our lives within a breadth of time
we make the best of what we've got even if it not a lot
last night the wind was blowing cold, i felt a chill take hold
left me empty inside as I was buried in thought

we all make our own mistakes
even chances we didn't take
sometimes these lessons learned become who we are
since we're the ones who are left to live our lives with these scars

everything that we choose, some we win, some we lose
and what might be right for me may not be right for you,
i know the opposite is also true, so please don't think i'm blaming you
i really wish you wouldn't take offense to the things i say

so when that cold wind hit me yesterday
I knew there was something i should say, something i should do
the one who blew it must be me, because everything's all up to you

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those cold winds keep coming around
they blow so cold, i shiver from the sound
last night they even brought me to my knees
only the thought of seeing your face again
kept me from the depths of its freeze

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i'd give my life to be with you through time
cause without your touch, i'm really not much
and with those winds all around, i know my end is confound
since the cold from the emptiness drive me insane

i thought you'd be here with me everyday
now there is nothing i could do, nothing i could say
if the decision were left to me i'd ask
please come home today, just come home today
i need you here with me

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those cold winds keep blowing through
they blow so cold, but what can i do
i can hear them blowing through the trees
if i knew you believed in me
it would keep me from the freeze
Track Name: America Is Not What It Seems
Such shallow minds
can be so blind
the things they say, give them away

while those in need
who gotta feed
denied by greed ... no way!

The right is wrong
our time is long
and things should change ... TODAY

To think a person can be so cold.
Just as if their heart's been sold
To me the heart's worth more than their gold.
When many face each day with no way to meet their basic needs....
we... must ... try ... help them replant those seeds!
Provide them with a little relief... The right view others' life as so cheap ...
America is not what it seems.
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No one knows
that I pray
in my own way.

best kept inside
for me to bide
not on display!

and EVERYONE
deserves some sun
EVERYDAY - seek those rays

Some find the light through darkest of skies...
or warmth in which our comfort relies.
radiate the mongers of hate...
This melting pot destiny's what makes our country so great!!!
we... must... seek.. domestic tranquility, baby!
Ever look in eyes of the free? The light in them reminds me to see
America still has its dream....
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Life is rich
life's a bit¢h
so find your niche

The game is played
a price is paid
then soon we fade – way too quick

May not seem fair
but when you care,
you'll be amazed, feel love and praised!

Our country is at war with itself.
Let's re-define our personal wealth.
Don't be misled by popes, kings, or queens
The senator's apology's obvious for all to see .... what.. they... believe... THAT'S GOP POLICY!!!!
FIGHT FOR CORPORATE RIGHTS, CAN YOU BELIEVE?? They're selling out majority!
AMERICA'S BEING ROBBED BY THE RICH... through oil, war, deceit and fear...
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"...just ask the axis! He knows everything!"
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Track Name: Drowning
drifting wading
patience fading
splashing sinking
struggling drinking drowning
i'm drowning

plunging choking
vision broken
kicking fighting gasping dying
i'm drowning

how did i get so lost
will i ever be found

i'm drowning again
i just can't pretend
i'll be saved it's too late
though i tried must be fate
don't have what i need
i'm ironically freed
guess i lost no big deal
once i drown i won't feel
drowning
drowning

drifting wading
patience fading
splashing sinking
struggling drinking drowning
i'm drowning

i'm going down to drown
come down
i'm going down to drown
i'm going down to drown
come down
i'm going down
Track Name: Hot as Arizona
god please don’t make it any warmer
can’t take this heat very much longer
hot as hell i gotta warn you
no place hot as arizona

sun’s searing
to scorch the land

unbearing
in this desert sand

so wearing
gotta take a stand

god please won’t ya get me to the border
can’t take this heat very much longer
take me back to california
no place hot as arizona
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horizons
shimmer and sway

car’s flying
down its black highway

a siren
hope evaporates

god please not sheriff joe arpaio
now he’s got me in the hoosegow
it’s my knell i’ve been forlorn yeah
no place hot as arizona

send some bail
Track Name: Morning Jam
InstruMENTAL
Track Name: Pieces of Time
sometimes the world feels so much colder
when hopes and dreams begin to smolder
looks like the sun won’t shine on me today
that’s when i try to wash the gray

my mind paints each reflective piece of time
reminders of life that time will leave behind
the colors that bleed they fight as if they’re alive
can’t help but wonder are they really dying

i wander with no destination
can’t help but feel some hesitation
don’t know if what they say is really true
that’s when i try to wash away the blue
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BADASS G U I T A R S O L O
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then i feel them
deep inside
when i see them
i see my life
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my mind paints each reflective piece of time
reminders of life that time will leave behind
the colors are needed i feel it deep inside
don’t let them wash away cause they’re dying

they’re dying
now i’m trying
see the light

they remind us
of our lives
they’re reminders
we’re alive
every color
Track Name: Sleeping
slowly fading
through thoughts invading
been uneasy
since my dreams have been hazy

as i'm sleeping
the dreams come near
the moment before they reach me
i swear they disappear

i want what i can't get in my sleep
i won't let this be my mind's meant for me
and i will never stop believing in it

all i need is a piece of time
and leave all my problems behind
see what i want to see
i can be who i want to be
and do the things i love to do
my friend you'd be there with me too

when reality's ever against me
or no one understands me
i'd think of those dreams but they're not there
they're not there

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morning, waking
how long will i take it
no dreams to ease me
so nothing ever frees me

until i see you sleeping
before the dawn starts creeping
you look so peaceful and
in that moment i feel so tranquil

i love to see you at peace when you dream
i need to let you be who you are so you can dream so free
it's been my only peace of mind

and in that piece of time
my problems are left behind
while you see what you want to see
when you're who you want to be
all those things you love to do
my friend you take me there with you

when reality's ever against me or no one understands me the thoughts of you dreaming help ease the despair

no despair
Track Name: Break Out
everybody has problems
i don’t want to bore them with mine
time to dump this baggage
and leave my worries far behind

cause it’s been awhile
since i’ve left this isle
mind’s been twisted and twirled
time to enjoy this world

i am breaking out
there will be no doubt
that i’m breaking out
gonna break away oh yeah
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tonight i reclaim my sanity
it’s time to have a little fun
tired of all the echoing
start taking care of number one

cause i work everyday
and i feel like a slave
everybody demands
and no one understands

so i’m breaking out
gonna quench this drought
i’m breaking out
i am breaking away break out
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gonna do this right
staying out all night
come home by the dawn yeah
break out
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my plans have come together
i’m about ready to roll
tomorrow i’ll get back to my job here
but now i’m about to lose control

cause i try real hard
and i’m tired of standing guard
everybody will see
that tonight i am me

i’m breaking out
gonna sing and shout
i’m breaking out
i am breaking away yeah
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i am breaking out
get my fill of stout
gonna light this town on fire oh yeah
breakout
Track Name: Lies, Lies, Lies
i won't listen
there's always something wrong
i feel there's something missing
no signs of truth just words made up as alibis
i get so tired of listening to lies lies lies

i'm not perfect
i'm lazy drink too much i'm immature i curse and such
but if i hurt you i'll apologize and i'll mean it too
if your way to make it right is put words in disguise
i call those lies

i'm not listening
to any more of your lies lies lies

politicians corporate pigs religious phonies trusted
it's so ironic that they advertise
that they're so righteous patriotic bible thumping
educated fetus loving family value market pumping

just ask any orphan that you meet
a single mother vet or drifter on the street

i hope you'll listen
whenever something's wrong
or something ever missing
here's a word of truth for you that i advise

it's so obvious we'll see it in your eyes
don't be like those i despise
those motherfukcers spreading lies lies lies
Track Name: Summer
nothing to do
nowhere to go
don’t wanna think
taking it slow
making a drink
spike the lemonade
crank some sly stone
then kick in the shade

spend a little time in the sun
spend some time having fun
spend time with friends
hope it never ends

yeah it’s summer
burning in my mind
when i feel the heat
best to unwind

spend a little time in the sun
spend some time having fun
spend time with friends
hope it never ends

summer
your fire in the sky
blazing out in space
until the day i die
leave it to you to keep me in my place

spend a little time in the sun
spend some time having fun
spend time with friends
hope it never ends

summer
days getting longer
a frame for your sun
burn my cares away
until this day is over and done

your fire in the sky
blazing out in space
until the day i die
i couldn’t imagine a nicer place
Track Name: Tear Down These Walls
make me
run this winless race
always pushing so hard
expect me to keep pace

shake me
in the middle of sleep
keep me fighting the wolves
instead of counting my sheep

break me
tell me how i’m the fool
all the ways i’ve sold out
since every thing that i do
is all wrong then this won’t leave a doubt

when i tear down
tear down these walls
expose this emptiness
these walls around me torn to the ground
so i’ll never have to see them again
not ever again not ever again
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pain now
crashes on me in waves
this drowning’s taking too long
my mind and body ache

raging
i’m not one to lash out
and i won’t break down
i like to keep it together
you know but it’s tearing me up inside

driving me insane
what the hell should i do
feels like i am trapped in a cage
and i wanna break out

so i tear down
tear down these walls
expose this emptiness
these walls around me torn to the ground
so i’ll never have to see them again
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sweep it away
walls are meant to divide
how can one prosper
when means are denied
just another soul
trying to find some peace
looking for a way
to make this pressure cease
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save me
help me make it through
tell me that it’s for me
tell me that it’s for you

make me
accept the path that i choose
knock me down when i win
build me up when i lose

break me
these holes i dig are too deep
keep me from crossing the line
and shouting out in the street
how i’m gonna get back at you all

when i tear down
tear down these walls
expose this emptiness
these walls around me torn to the ground
so i’ll never have to see them again

tear down these walls
expose this emptiness
these walls around will be torn to the ground
i’ll never have to see them again
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sweep it away
walls are meant to divide
losers and failures
and those cast aside
just another soul
trying to find some peace
looking for a way
to make this pressure cease
Track Name: Think For Yourself
living in society
some use religion as a guide
assuming policy
to predict my afterlife
psychotic therapy
fuck what they think when i die
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what if i’m wrong
what if i fall
what if i’m beat
i won’t let it get to me
because i know myself
i think for myself
you should think for yourself
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should the sky fall down around me
it’d really come as no surprise
that’s just my destiny
it’s up to me to improvise
I learned eventually
doing my best wins the fight
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sometimes i’m wrong
sometimes i fall
sometimes i’m beat
i don’t let it get to me
because i know myself
i think for myself
you should think for yourself
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badass guitar solo
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come a day we all fade away
i really hope that you see
everything will be okay
give others space to be free
no need to be so afraid
life is community
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sometimes you’re wrong
sometimes you fall
sometimes you’re beat
by then i guarantee
that you will know yourself
thinking for yourself
when you think for yourself
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think for yourself
there’s no one else
who knows what’s best for you
and all the shit you’re going through
once you understand
you’re the only one who gives a damn
you’ll start to think it through
what it means to you
you will find yourself
you will know yourself
you will be yourself
think for yourself
Track Name: Yes Sir
yes sir

yeah i try
to do all that i can
but when it’s still not enough
i know you’ll be there
to remind me

tell me why
i should hold it against you
when you say i’m to blame
because maybe you’re right
to indict me

i don’t care
i let go
just let it go

i leave it up to you to make me
what you think i should be
so i fall in line
yes sir
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in your eyes
i feel like i’m nothing
how long will it take
until you set me free

tell me why
i don’t hold it against you
when you fill me with shame
it’s just not right when you slight me

like you don’t care
but i don’t care
just let it go
yes sir
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sacrifice
do i have it within me
when i’ve given
you everything i could

when you grind me
you malign me
yet i allow you to be the
one in this life who defines me

well i don’t care
and you don’t care
still i won’t ask questions
just let it go

i’m at your command
i will fall in line and let it all just drift away from me
yes sir
Track Name: Run, Run Rudolph
out of all the reindeer
you know you're the mastermind
run run rudolph
take santa and his big behind

run run rudolph
santa's got to make it to town
santa make him hurry
tell him he can take the freeway down
run run rudolph
cause i'm reeling like a merry go round

said santa to a boy
child what have you been longing for
all i want for christmas is a
rock and roll electric guitar
and then away went rudolph
whizzing like a shooting star

run run rudolph
santa's got to make it to town
santa make him hurry
tell him he can take the freeway down
run run rudolph
cause i'm reeling like a merry go round

said santa to a girl
child what would please you most to get
tickets for a show
i wanna catch a real rock and roll set
and then away went rudolph
whizzing like a saber jet

run run rudolph
santa's got to make it to town
santa make him hurry
tell him he can take the freeway down
run run rudolph
cause i'm feel like a merry go round

run run rudolph
santa's got to make it to town
santa make him hurry
tell him he can take the freeway down
run run rudolph
cause i'm reeling like a merry go round
Track Name: John's Rock Show
TIME TO CRANK IT UP
IT'S JOHN'S ROCK SHOW

THE DOC THAT PLAYS THE ROCK
THAT CURES WHAT AILS YOUR SOUL

BRINGING LIFE TO UNSIGNED MUSIC

HIS BLOODY KNIFE SHOW THAT HE’LL USE IT

SO LOCK THE DOORS AND STRAP YOURSELF IN TIGHT

I DON'T CARE WHAT'S ON THE RADIO
I DON'T CARE WHO'S IN THE ROLLING STONE

THE ONLY THING I KNOW IS
THAT I NEED A FIX OF
JOHN'S ROCK SHOW

LET'S GO!
Track Name: Cruisin' With Pooch
CRUISIN’ WITH POOCH


POOCH: A Chevy with a 454 engine in it.
its a bad mofo...
ME: YOU SERIOUS??? DAMN!!!
POOCH: 36 inch tires... lifted...
shoot..
ME: WOOOOOO!!! OH SHOOT!!!
POOCH: I’m gonna take a drive...
did you say shotgun???
you wanna sit in the front???
ME: BAD!!!
AWWRIGHT!
POOCH: Allright!
I’m gonna drive fast...
no heart attacks...
OK? Cool? Cool?? Cool???
ME: Awwright. Cool! COOL!
POOCH: OK? Seatbelts...
don’t forget to buckle up...
BUCKLE UP!
ME: AWRIGHT! AH YEAH!!
I’LL BUCKLE UP!!! YEAH!!!
POOCH: Ready? Let’s Go...
OOH! Cool Breeze...
ME: OOOH! I LIKE THAT!!!
POOCH: GOD BLESS YOU!!!
Sorry... Did you sneeze???
ME: Nah... Nah I didn’t...
POOCH: MY BAD!!!
ME: NAH! IT’S OK!

MORE LATER!!!