Live at the Noho Brickhouse

by John Torres

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Released in 2009
Copyright John Torres
Pink Palace Music
Two Old Men Music (BMI)
Kobza Music (ASCAP)

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released December 1, 2009

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Track Name: Music After All
Music Afterall
By: John Torres

V1
I’d never been that way before.
I’d never opened up that door.
I’d never seen nobody quite like you.
But these days they come and go,
All the people that we know
And I wonder if you wonder was it true

You met a man along the way
He had something new to say
You met someone with color in his eyes
They thought that you might be the one,
You said, ‘I’m just having fun.’
Oh mister it’s alright, just don’t you ask me why

Ch1
And as these nights they fade away
Wonder what that man would say
Seems like he was having such a ball
And those who strongly did believe
Well eventually they did leave
And I’m guessing it’s just music after all.

V2
We can make a little change
We can try and test the range
Between the countryside, your laptop and the moon.
It’s a just a choice you make I guess
Between your comforts and a mess
And yes this mess it mine, and I will see it through

You got a part in the parade
Cotton candy lemonade
You can have it all, and you can have it free
But that dream you left behind
Well it was one of a kind
And after all these songs I’m starting to agree

Ch2
And as these nights they fade away
Wonder what that man would say
Seems like he was having such a ball
And those who strongly did believe
Well eventually they did leave
And I’m guessing it’s just music after all.
Track Name: Part of the Plan
Part of the Plan
By John Torres

V1
Do you know that I set you apart?
Can I borrow some room in your heart?
If this is my moment then I want my moment with you
I can see it whenever you smile
That your soul is no longer on trial
The faint recognition that life is much more than you knew

CH
And it’s true
You were meant to be free
And you’re through
Leaving dreams in your sleep
It’s all right
If you just now believe
The world is in your hand
It’s all part of the plan

V2
What you do doesn’t have to be big
It’s okay if you just want to live
So pull up the covers my dear if you wanna sleep in.
It’s like that present tucked under the tree
Was always there but you just couldn’t see
And just cause you want it, it doesn’t mean that it’s a sin

Ch
And it’s true
You were meant to be free
And you’re through
Leaving dreams in your sleep
It’s all right
If you just now believe
The world is in your hand
It’s all part of the plan

Just take a moment and let it all in
Don’t stop dreaming
This is the part where the magic begins
Don’t stop dreaming (Repeat)

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Two Old Men Music (BMI) Kobza Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: American Dreams
American Dreams
By: John Torres and Tim Kobza
© 2009 – Two Old Men Music (BMI) Kobza Music (ASCAP)

V1
Two cars, two kids, not too many mistakes
Not too much information, just whatever it’s gonna take
And mister, I would like some more please
There’s something else to say
Ain’t hardly scratched the surface yet of what they’re gonna pay me
But I just need bare minimum, Well that’s a maximum lie
Want a hundred billion dollars and a castle in the sky
And maybe along with that castle might wanna throw in a plane
So I can fly above the clouds and go somewhere sunny when it rains

CH
I know that there is something wrong inside my head
Or so is seems
Maybe it’s time I reconsider my American Dreams.

V2
I want a brand new pinky ring for every day of the year
I want gold plated happiness, but I want it sincere
And maybe something crazy, like a billion dollar boat
And that’s just for the decorations, another billion to make it float
A little power and some fame to sprinkle on the top
How bout’ a crack team of surgeons for when the other shoe drops
Cause we want more than we can spend and more than we can take
We want constant adoration and some hearts that we can break (I say)

CH
I know that there is something wrong inside our heads, or so is seems
Maybe it’s time we reconsider our American Dreams.

BRI
What’s the use . You win. You lose. It all just feels the same
The more I take, the more I feel I’m subject to this game.

V3 (breakdown verse)
I world without oppression. I want a country without lies
Eliminate depression and dry all the teary eyes
Do right when no one’s looking. Tell the truth in every way
Not alter my decisions based on what your friends might say
Wanna be thoughtful of other people, like a person aught to be
No drown in self indulgence, thinking me me me me me.
Don’t wanna talk about changes, don’t wanna read em on a page
Wanna turn em’ into actions, not just sing em from the stage (I say)

CH
I know that there is something wrong inside my head, or so is seems
Think it’s time we reconsider our American Dreams.
Track Name: Depend On Me
Depend on Me
John Torres

V1
She says, ‘I really need to tell you about the hard day I’ve had.’
We talk. Eventually it always works out to not so bad.

Ch
The way she sounds, there’s something happening, something new I see
It’s wonderful how you depend on me

V2
We talk. Sometimes it’s like we’re sharing a brain, the way you speak my language
Though two, it happens like we’re one in the same. So we share our damage

Ch2
And as those storms come raging at this boat lost out at see
I hope she knows she can depend on me

Bri
We’re floating away. We’ll let it all pass by.
No words left to say. No reason not to try.
This time, we both know why

V3
One day, when both of us are over the hill, and our minds are fading,
We’ll laugh, and think about the days in the past, when we were only dating.

Ch3
And as we watch our lives pass into memories and dreams
I hope that day you’ll still
I wonder if you will
Hope that day you’ll still depend on me


Two Old Men Music (BMI) and Kobza Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Okay
Okay
Copyright 2003 John torres Music


V1
A brand new disposition, Just a moment late.
A lifetime of enlightenment, the moment you escaped.

Finally things are looking up, I’m looking up your name.
Finally I’m growing up, but I still feel the same.

Its okay if you’ve fallen. Its only time to heal.
Its okay, I’m not stalling, but what a way to feel.
The cards are on the table, but I just found out the deal.

V2
Things are finally shaping up, falling into place.
But in my mind I’m making up the features of your face.
Challenging my apathy, servicing my shame;
Understanding everything, but nothing is the same.

And its okay if you’ve fallen. It’s better in the end.
Its okay I’m not stalling, but I will not pretend
That this is getting easier without the love you lend.

Ch
And Ooh, this must be delayed reaction.
Cause what I thought was missing was my only satisfaction.
And Ooh, I’ve made a mess of my tomorrows
Cause what I had yesterday today I cannot even borrow.

V3
Sometimes I’m awake at night, wondering where you are,
And asking if some lucky man is giving you the stars.
Have I been replaced by him? Does he make you glow
Like planets on our ceiling where our love no longer goes.

And it’s okay if you’ve fallen. It’s only time to grow.
It’s okay she’s not calling, as long as you still know
That forward is the one direction you have left to go.

Ch
And Ooh, this must be delayed reaction.
Cause what I thought was missing was my only satisfaction.
And Ooh, I’ve made a mess of my tomorrows
Cause what I had yesterday today I cannot even borrow
(repeat)
Track Name: Paint The Sun
Paint the Sun
Copyright 2003 John Torres Music
Written in 2001
by: John Torres

v1
Summer day, gentle sun, and blazing down upon our eyes a
Silent voice, made of choice, unending verses fill this time oh fill this space,
Fill my heart with you. Fill my heart with you.

v2
Made of joy made of you. You are the sun my day is made of.
Where to fly, where to soar? Oh when oh when oh tell me when? Oh tell me
Will you sing your song for me?

ch.
It’s almost time.
It’s in your eyes.
I can’t explain.
But maybe God will paint the sun, and give the world your eyes.

v3
Who am I? How can I presume to touch this perfect creature?
Summer day, gentle sun. It used to rain on solemn days of solitude.
It used to rain on me.

v4
Who am I to touch this love? Oh where has all my courage gone to?
Who am I to see this light?
Oh help me reach the stars I see.
Oh you could be the air that keeps me pure.

ch2 (2x)
It’s almost time.
It’s in your eyes.
I can’t explain.
But maybe God will paint the sun, and give the world your eyes.
Track Name: Crazy Man's Mind
Crazy Man’s Mind
By: John Torres and Tim Kobza
Copyright 2008
Two Old Men Music (BMI) Kobza Music (ASCAP)

V1
Lying there on a Sunday
I felt it come on me. I was drifting away.
Though my eyes had grown weary,
Could’ve sworn I saw clearly the words on a page

Ch
Oh and as I was reading, I knew I was seeing
A small glimpse of something divine
Oh but now as I tell you, I wonder were those just
Some words from a crazy mans mind

V2
Well the people were changing
And growing arranging the world into beautiful days
They were patiently caring, and sharing, and daring
To live in most beautiful ways

Ch
Oh but was I mistaken? From where was it taken
This vision, suspended in time
Though my memories are true, still I put it to you
Were they lies from a crazy man’s mind

Bridge
Meet me at noon. Darling it’s true
We’re gonna live in this crazy man’s mind
Just park the car. Say where you are
We’re gonna live in this crazy man’s mind
Had to be real. It’s too much to feel
These dreams in my brain are to great to conceal
And I can’t stay here
Where nothing is clear
Where love is just wasted
Replaced it with fear
I know that there’s a heaven somewhere
Maybe only in this crazy man’s mind
Track Name: Along For The Ride
Along for the Ride
By: John Torres

V1
Took a ride on a rocket ship.
There were angels at the door.
Was brought the cup so I took a sip.
I didn’t know what it had in store.

pre
But that’s the way it happens.
Oh that’s what makes your heart bloom.
Even though you’re laughing,
We both know there’s not enough room.

v2
You did a twirl, took another dip.
And I hit “repeat” for the same song.
You took a ride on a rocket ship.
I took a dive falling headlong.

pre
And oh that’s the way it happens
Oh, that’s what makes your heart bloom.
Even though you’re laughing,
We both know there’s not enough room.

ch
Send a message to someone I am opened wide.
I’ve found the answers to problems, but they’re locked up inside.
Send a message to someone. You know I can’t hide.
Your riding shotgun, but you’ve just come along for the ride.

v3
Spoon-fed ten thousand lies,
Just thankful for the service.
Looking into those deep brown eyes,
Oh, and now I’m getting nervous.

pre
And oh, that’s the way it happens
That’s what makes your heart bloom.
Even though you’re laughing,
We both know there’s not enough room.

ch2
Send a message to someone I am opened wide.
I’ve found the answers to problems, but they’re locked up inside.
Send a message to someone. You know I can’t hide.
Your riding shotgun, but you’ve just come along for the ride.

br
And if I can’t go would that be okay?
Cause all the powers that be have followed your way.
And don’t you know, there’s a sign up ahead. Do not enter.
So I better turn this around because I will not enter.

v3
Took a ride on a rocket ship but the angel was not there.


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Two Old Men Music (BMI) Kobza Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Hallelujah
Hallelujah -By: John Torres
Two Old Men Music (BMI)
Kobza Music (ASCAP)

V1
You and me have got a crazy kinda love
I don’t even have to say a word
It’s like you read my soul
You and me, it’s always something new
No matter where I wander
It always leads me back to you

Pre
And how do you do it
Find the love you give me?
And I can’t find language
And all I can say
All I can say is

CH
Halleluiah (4X)

V2
You and me, in a game we shouldn’t play
Well you find me where I’m hiding
But still each time I run away
Well can’t you see that I’m not worth the time
It doesn’t really matter
You overlook my crimes

Pre
And how do you do it
Find the love you give me?
And I can’t find language
And all I can say
All I can say is

CH
Halleluiah (4X)

BRI
Now I feel the change
Can I be the man that I’m meant to be
Oh it’s you it’s always been you
You’ve broken my heart, but set my soul free
No more words, I can’t find words
In my desecrated language

CH
Halleluiah (X4)

Copyright 2008 John Torres
Track Name: Muse
Muse
Copyright 2003 John Torres Music
Written in 1999
by: John Torres

v1
One Dance, a moment’s chance to love again.
And love might see us through.
This cloud so deep inside my soul again
It tells me what to do.

pre1
And down that road I guess I knew
That we would end up here.
And in your eyes I saw what’s true,
But all I felt was fear.

ch1
When we’ve all grown old, will we find our youth?
When we cross the door do we learn the truth?
Racing with the sun, no one ever sees
Our souls are crying in beauty.

v2
On kiss, a moment’s wish for love again.
Cause love is what we need.
These tears that fall from skies and never die,
They always take the lead.

pre2
How does one go back and say the words that make complete,
When love that ended yesterday has fallen in defeat.

ch2
When we’ve all grown old, will we find our youth?
When we cross the door do we learn the truth?
Racing with the sun, no one ever sees
Our souls are crying in beauty.