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?

‘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

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

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

The Lyrics Project

I’m either lazy, or too confident in my ability to remember the lyrics to my songs and I realised I have hardly any of them written down anywhere. I’ve decided to remedy this and get more of them up here on our site at https://www.sjatr.com/cats/lyrics

I have dozens of songs, and it might take me a little while, but if you check back you’ll probably see a few new songs posted per week.

More soon!

SJ

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”

River, Country, Girl – Lyrics

lay me down by the river
so i can hear my voice with hers
lay me down under the stars
and everything the night prefers

lay me down in the country
a campfire to warm my dreams
lay me down in the meadow
where things are just what they seem

lay me down by the girl
you’ll know her by the look in my eyes
lay us down in the sunshine
to rest as we burn across the sky

lay me, lay me down
lay me, lay me down
lay me, lay me down

Polar Bear Suit – Lyrics

riding your bike in the snow in your polar bear suit
i tumbled down the hill that day, i was in hot pursuit
noses frozen, eyelashes iced, cheeks red like wine
our hearts pounding, our palms in sweat with heat of the warmest kind
in the dark we told our secrets and healed wounds from lovers past
morning came and light filled the room, hope swelling fast

i fell in love with the girl who is going to save the world
i fell in love with the girl who is going to save the world

there were wars to protest, rallies to march, spring was in the air
no girl looked as lovely with revolution in her hair
we named unborn babies and planned our adventures, laughed in the sun
we knew the stories of famous lovers and we wouldn’t be outdone
well you pinned me down, your face in my sky, how did we not meet before
we traced the steps of how we got here, to fate we couldn’t ignore

i fell in love with the girl who is going to save the world
i fell in love with the girl who is going to save the world

maybe the wars never ended, the world got too warm, but our faces were in the breeze
the kids moved out and our hands still touched with ease
but we’ll build a treehouse and sell all our things, give away all our loot
but i’ll always have someplace to hang your polar bear suit

i fell in love with the girl who is going to save the world
i fell in love with the girl who is going to save the world

i fell in love with the girl who is going to save my world

Like A Madman – Lyrics

none of the colours in my eyes
can explain what i see in you
i thought i was doomed to my abyss
when your smile came to my rescue

what do you want, what do you need
are you asking the sky right now
maybe you’ll find that some of it
the gods on me endowed

i hope like a mad man
i dance like a mad man
i dream like a mad man
to be your man

i hope like a mad man
i dance like a mad man
i dream like a mad man
to be your man

knocked down, picked up, seeing you
now there’s thunder in my soul
i feel like i was a starving man
with a never empty bowl

i hope like a mad man
i dance like a mad man
i dream like a mad man
to be your man

i hope like a mad man
i dance like a mad man
i dream like a mad man
to be your man

it was never here before, it might not come again
i wanna be calm, i wanna be cool, but how can i maintain, when

i hope like a mad man
i dance like a mad man
i dream like a mad man
to be your man

i hope like a mad man
i dance like a mad man
i dream like a mad man
to be your man

What Is A Muse?

What Is A Muse?

For an artist, the muse is one of the most important relationships he can have. A muse provides a focus that he can create images and dreams around, someone who can be the subject of the romantic ideals of what made him an artist in the first place. The artist can then take those images and feelings and feed them to his guitar and voice (or paint, etc.) to see what comes out. As a songwriter, I take it for granted that people who don’t really have a need to be inspired by a muse to create art know what that relationship is like. 

A muse might be a lover, a friendly infatuation, or maybe even a stranger the artist never even speaks to. It’s usually assumed that the muse is a lover, but really, it’s not as clear-cut as that, and in fact some of the best muses never end up as a lover or romantic relationship at all. But the muse is much more important than the random girlfriend or infatuation. For people who traditionally see relationships as friend, girlfriend, wife, etc, they might not see that a muse can tap into many of the same feelings as those relationships can, both good and bad, but perhaps from a safer distance, or in a way that doesn’t take up as much time and energy. For someone like me who is always writing, the creative fuel a muse creates makes it a necessary relationship.

Just like most other more common types of relationships, the relationship with a muse can last for years, fade quickly, fall prey to misunderstandings and gossip, make babies, make enemies, make pizzas, etc. The relationship with a muse is just like other relationships, but designed specifically by nature to make artists appear even more insane than they do already.

I’ve had a few muses in my life, and each one is so ingrained into my art that sometimes I feel they’re more responsible for it than I am.

There are more songs inspired by my muses in the music player on the right of the page, let me know what you think.

Best,

Saint John

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