New song, ‘Casting Spells’

I recently wrote a new song and recorded a demo of it for you to check out, ‘Casting Spells’.

Casting Spells

I hear you casting spells in the next room
It spells my doom
And the light flickers under the door
The wind howls you fly back for more

I would lay across your altar, everything to offer
Then the Moon slides across your blade
My smile is not afraid

Our stars will tell you I drank the potion
With my eyes wide open
Our stars will tell you I drank the potion
With my eyes wide open

Draw your circle of protection, check my reflection
While the fire tries to purify
If you want to know, look into my eyes

Our stars will tell you I drank the potion
With my eyes wide open
Our stars will tell you I drank the potion
With my eyes wide open
Our stars will tell you I drank the potion
With my eyes wide open
Our stars will tell you I drank the potion
With my eyes wide…

Enjoy!

SJ

White Hoods In The White House – Lyrics

White Hoods In The White House

Who’s gonna wash those white hoods in the White House?
They’re gonna find out!
Break out their finest crosses to burn on the Front Lawn
They get so turned on!

Pretend to not feel the heat, so comfy in that seat
Check your heart beat!
Maybe they won’t come for you, if you follow their rules
Such a fool!

If you need us we’ll be out in the street
Marching toward freedom, it won’t be on TV
If you need us we’ll be out in the street
Marching toward justice, it won’t be on TV

Watch the waters keep rising, while compromising
Just jump in!
It wasn’t so far back in history, it’s no mystery
We said “Never again!”

If you need us we’ll be out in the street
Marching toward freedom, it won’t be on TV
If you need us we’ll be out in the street
Marching toward justice, it won’t be on TV
If you need us we’ll be out in the street
Marching for our sisters, it won’t be on TV
If you need us we’ll be out in the street
Marching for our brothers, it won’t be on TV

As Good As It Gets – Lyrics

As Good As It Gets

You say you’re a bullfighter, but I cheer, I cheer for the bull
They try to orbit this fool, but I push, I push before I pull

I slip the shackle from my wrist, will my hand fold to a fist?
Why do I tilt at windmills, my dear?, I should lean into that kiss

I always feel like there’s no time to waste
I’ve gotta run some race, lose some face
No matter how high I climb the Sun always sets
I’m gonna place some bets, pay with regrets
I will quicken my pace so I can see that face
Get that sweet aftertaste, let me plead my case
I won’t win statuettes, but I am still possessed
I will take my best guess, is this as good as it gets?

Yes I like the impossible, my hope’s unstoppable, keep my blood pounding to the end
It could be my heart’s unbreakable, uncontainable, but let’s see if it can bend

I always feel like there’s no time to waste
I’ve gotta run some race, lose some face
No matter how high I climb the Sun always sets
I’m gonna place some bets, pay with regrets
I will quicken my pace so I can see that face
Get that sweet aftertaste, let me plead my case
I won’t win statuettes, but I am still possessed
I will take my best guess, is this as good as it gets?

I always feel like there’s no time to waste
I’ve gotta run some race, lose some face
No matter how high I climb the Sun always sets
I’m gonna place some bets, pay with regrets
I will quicken my pace so I can see that face
Get that sweet aftertaste, let me plead my case
I won’t win statuettes, but I am still possessed
I will take my best guess, is this as good as it gets?

Kumbaya Supernova – Lyrics

Kumbaya Supernova

My heroes have always been space cowboys
Gravity could not hold them in
So you radio “Are your ghosts there on the moon?”
I look out the porthole and see a whole platoon
Then I hitch a ride from the dark side of my mind
I’ve got to go too far too fast so I can slow down time

I can sing campfire songs, ‘Kumbaya Supernova’
You know the words so grab your shades, lock in and beam on over

Reserve a table for one at the end of the Universe
The view is clear to the event horizon, but I can still reverse
“Slow down, turn back” they scream with red lights warning
But I laugh “Geronimo!”, “Allons-y!”, “Second star and on ’til morning!”

“Slow down, turn back” they scream with red lights warning
But I laugh “Geronimo!”, “Allons-y!”, “Second star and on ’til morning!”

“Slow down, turn back” they scream with red lights warning
But I laugh “Geronimo!”, “Allons-y!”, “Second star and on ’til morning!”

‘Mexico’ Handwritten Words and Music

I found a cool app that let’s me plug in my chord finger positions and it gives me the name of the chords I’m playing, so now I can write out my music and not be completely wrong. ‘Mexico ‘ is one of my songs that people cover the most so I figured I’d chart it out first, here are the words and chords:

Mexico Handwritten Words and Chords

You can click on the image to bring up a larger version.

Yes, I know, my handwriting is terrible. Hopefully you can Rosetta Stone your way through it.

Best,

SJ

Suite: Maid Of The Guillotine – Lyrics

Part I

You had your chance to get away
You probably could have paid
But now, here we come, wherever you run
We’ll end this masquerade

You could hear when we begged for mercy for our families
Your heart knew it was wrong
It’s sad justice, it had to be this way
We waited so long, so so long

Part 2

What have you got in your basket, fair maid of the guillotine?
What have you got in your basket, fair maid of the guillotine?
We’ll trade the heads of rich men for our freedom, the cut is clean
We’ll trade the heads of rich men for our freedom, the cut is clean

Part 3

We don’t have to take this shit no more, we don’t have to listen to you
We finally settled the score, now our world is a brighter hue

So let’s get down, down to what feels good
Grooving on their graves, can’t be misunderstood

So let’s get down, down to what feels good
Dancing on their graves, can’t be misunderstood

So let’s get down, down to what feels good
Grooving on their graves, can’t be misunderstood

Let’s Meet At Sunset – Lyrics

It’s been a good time
I cannot complain
I dragged the Ark through the desert
While you tried to be my rain

I laughed free
Sang in the fever of love
Danced in the ring
With lead in my boxing gloves

Let’s meet at sunset
I’ll be floating on my back
In a boat
On fire
Through the waves

Let’s meet at sunset
I’ll be floating on my back
In a boat
On fire
Through the waves

For my last words, my wisdom
My life story
Instead just “I love you”
“I love you”

Let’s meet at sunset
I’ll be floating on my back
In a boat
On fire
Through the waves

Let’s meet at sunset
I’ll be floating on my back
In a boat
On fire
Through the waves

Take Me – Lyrics

In pieces
But not broken
Deafening
But unspoken

Waiting like a child
With a practiced smile
For you to take me
Take me

In the valley of the shadow
On a mountain in the light
It’s like asking the wind
Lifting a summertime kite

Take me
Take me

It was supposed to be like this
I guess it has to be like this
It’s supposed to be like this
Why does it have to be like this?

But I still whisper
I still whisper

Take me
Take me

Parallax – Lyrics

I’m at the edge, letting go, cutting the cable
I wouldn’t know how else to thank you even if I was able
Your light bends around me
Your light bends around me

Pockets of dirt and pine following the trail to you
Looking for a sign of redemption or some other subtle clue

Listen for the churchbells, turn your head from the light
Cast the first stone and then run from the fight

Your light bends around me
Your light bends around me

Pulse – Lyrics

Your words are burning in my eyes
Homeward bound, fleetingly wise
His hands are burning up your thighs
Your teeth chewing lies

Now is just a bruise of love
The rapid pulse before a shove
This is just a bruise of love
What was below is now above

Begging so long it’s making me raw
Piercing your side with a trembling claw
You can’t blame me for wanting a theme
Preferring the march of a beauty queen

Now is just a bruise of love
The rapid pulse before a shove
This is just a bruise of love
What was below is now above

“We looked up to you” they said
It’s just me, the dial going red
Come back, all is forgiven
The stone moved, I am risen
The stone moved, I am risen

Now is just a bruise of love
The rapid pulse before a shove
This is just a bruise of love
What was below is now above

Partners In Crime – Lyrics

I’m gonna lose my senses all over this town tonight
With you by my side, my partner in crime
We’ll lean up against each other and we’ll stumble home alright

It’s so good to be here within range of your smile
It’s been too long, too many miles
So let’s not pick nits, let’s not waste time
I wanna light up your eyes, remind you how your mine

And you, you’re gonna lose your senses all over this town tonight
With me by your side, your partner in crime
We’ll lean up against each other and we’ll stumble home alright

I’m gonna lose my senses all over this town tonight
With you by my side, my partner in crime
We’ll lean up against each other and we’ll stumble home alright

Come Closer – Lyrics

The long way out is over here
Electricity pouring from the socket
Carbon monoxide kisses
An alarm wired to your front pocket

Come closer
Come closer
It’ll be ok

I’ll pour salt around your bed
To keep the nightmares away
From the roof I’ll keep watch all around
Until I don’t know night from day

Come closer
Come closer
It’ll be ok

I was holding on
Lord knows I held it in
But if you asked the stars
They’d say I should win

Come closer
Come closer
It’ll be ok

None The Same – Lyrics

i hope you know
i’d never leave you
with a babe on your arm
i’m not that man

but someday she’ll grow
and she won’t need me
i’ll rejoin the war
show her what’s worth fighting for

’cause I’m too good a shot
shoot whenever I want
they’ll give me an army
right on the spot

because you snuck away
with his trembling hands
the one who would cower
whenever i stand

but know i forgive you
i hope you’re well
if any man harms you
i’ll deliver him hell

i don’t know what we’re called
i don’t know its name
but i know that we’re family
none the same

i don’t know what we’re called
i don’t know its name
but i know that we’re family
none the same

i don’t know what we’re called
i don’t know its name
but i know that we’re family
none the same

Black Venomous Snakes – Lyrics

black venomous snakes slither over you
i was pulling them off and dodging your daggers too
but you can’t see and you don’t care
how can i breathe the same air
when everything you say is untrue

i want you to be the other one in this love affair
instead you only pray to me at the altar of your despair
i want you to be the other one in this love affair
instead you only pray to me at the altar of your despair

even the moon and sun agree to disagree
so we watch the waves entwined again
but it was too good to be true
our start before fear’s debut
the lights came on and that was the end

i want you to be the other one in this love affair
instead you only pray to me at the altar of your despair
i want you to be the other one in this love affair
instead you only pray to me at the altar of your despair

we won’t put the blame on you
we learned to avoid that sinister brew
but i’ve been broke down and propped up
your lips never touched this cup
it’s the end of days but it seems so subdued

i want you to be the other one in this love affair
instead you only pray to me at the altar of your despair
i want you to be the other one in this love affair
instead you only pray to me at the altar of your despair
i want you to be the other one in this love affair
instead you only pray to me at the altar of your despair

Leave – Lyrics

so you want to take me back, you want to take me back today
but oh i’ve been burned before, burned before that way
so no i won’t get burned again, burned again today

i found a way to let you go, you wanna hear her name, but you should already know
so my love it’s time to cry goodbye, take one last look that says “lord knows we tried”
to leave this hell behind
leave

so you come sneaking back with your poison and your fear
see the crosses on the wall say “you’re not welcome here”
but oh you’ve come to take me back you’ve come to take me back today
you say the flames they miss me so, the one that got away
but no not that hell again, i will not lose my way

toward the end we kissed like lepers
they say that sometimes love just dies, but i think we knew better
oh my love, if we could only touch again, the wounds that we would mend
but that’s a soul i can not spend
so leave this hell behind
leave
leave
leave

so you come sneaking back with your poison and your fear
see the crosses on the wall say “you’re not welcome here”

Come Out Tonight

darlin’ don’t you believe
you were made to receive
my love
my love
well then come out tonight
read the signs in the stars
above
above

my feet always point to you
my lies come to your rescue
under the stars at midnight
under the stars we’ll do it right

darlin’ don’t you believe
you were made to receive
my love
my love
well then come out tonight
read the signs in the stars
above
above

sometimes i stare when you twirl your hair
your lips come too close, i take the dare
under the stars at midnight
under the stars we’ll do it right

darlin’ don’t you believe
you were made to receive
my love
my love
well then come out tonight
read the signs in the stars
above
above
well then come out tonight
read the signs in the stars
above
above

Mexico

They say I’ll need a gun when I get to Mexico
I’ve got a full tank of gas, it’s an hour to go to Mexico
I knew the lotto wasn’t spinning for me, so I chewed myself free
Then I called you up and said, “Let’s go to Mexico”

The Sun’s on our right, we’re going to Mexico, Mexico
The Sun’s on our right, we’re going to Mexico, Mexico

I hear there’s a well of mescal in them there hills
Well I’ll be Timmy and you can be Lassie ’til i get my fill
We’ll wake on the beach smelling sea on the air, buy new clothes, forget all our cares
‘Cause worry won’t get you a pitcher of dirt, in Mexico

The Sun’s on our right, we’re going to Mexico, Mexico
The Sun’s on our right, we’re going to Mexico, Mexico

There comes a time when you know you just can’t win
So put the joint to your lips and some Sun on your skin
We all know what it’s like when the world’s caving in, you’ve got to stick with your friends
Or just call us up and say, “Let’s go to Mexico”

The Sun’s on our right, we’re going to Mexico, Mexico
The Sun’s on our right, we’re going to Mexico, Mexico
The Sun’s on our right, we’re going to Mexico, Mexico
The Sun’s on our right, we’re going to Mexico, Mexico

Make A Fuss – Lyrics

i wanna make a fuss all night over you
i wanna make a fuss all my life over you
i wanna make a fuss all night over you
i wanna make a fuss all my life over you

well i’ll be here to slow your mind at the end of your busy days
just leave it to me and my wicked ways
through all the storms that threaten to block your sunshine’s rays
i’ll keep you warm, i’ll set your heart ablaze

i wanna make a fuss all night over you
i wanna make a fuss all my life over you

we’ll sail the world, we’ll climb the peaks, see all the magic views
it’s the least i could do
then choose your stars and i’ll pluck them down and present them all to you
you can have the moon too

i wanna make a fuss all night over you
i wanna make a fuss all my life over you
i wanna make a fuss all night over you
i wanna make a fuss all my life over you

we’ll wake to the softest sunshine slowly warming up the room
we can stay in bed ’til noon
and then i’ll be here to slow your mind at the end of your busy days
just leave it to me and my wicked ways

i wanna make a fuss all night over you
i wanna make a fuss all my life over you
i wanna make a fuss all night over you
i wanna make a fuss all my life over you