Music After All

by John Torres

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Recorded in 2008 and Released in 2009, Music After All is John's latest studio album. The record was voted on of Music Connection Magazine's "Top 25 Music Critiques of 2009"

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released January 11, 2009

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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: 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: Music After All
Music Afterall
By: John Torres
Two Old Men Music (BMI) Kobza Music (ASCAP)

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: Here In History
Here In History
By: John Torres and Tim Kobza

V1
Rest your cares for just one day
I promise they won’t go away
They’ll be right where you left them

And in time, I know you’ll see
A little time was all you’d need
You only have to plant the seed
And the rest is magic

CH
Cause I know, there’s more than what we’ve see
In this fragment of a dream
I believe that our minds are such a poor container
And you’ve got a smile that melts my heart
Sets a fire in the dark. Let it start
We’re just a pair of moments here in history

V2
Take a breath and light the fuse
It’s an explosive thing to choose
But it was always yours to do
And as you race across the sky
You’ll wonder why you even tried
To run away when love’s so bright
And we’ll keep on flying

CH
Cause we know, there’s more than what we’ve see
In this fragment of a dream
I believe that our minds are such a poor container
And you’ve got a smile that melts my heart
Sets a fire in the dark. Let it start
We’re just a pair of moments here in history (x2)
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: 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: L.A. Comes Alive
L.A. Comes Alive
By: John Torres and Tim Kobza
Two Old Men Music (BMI)
Kobza Music (ASCAP)

V1
Was it really a crime?
Or is it just the way we are?
A thousand points of light in every frame
And all the car alarms, and signals of security
Afraid that we have always been the same.
Confused by every facet of the game

Pre
And all the while the time keeps passing. All the while…

Chorus
L.A. comes alive and I am frozen in the light
And Oh I wonder if the night will lead me home.
L.A comes alive and all my dreams have now arrived
An.d It’s a wonder I survived so long alone.

V2
Did I ever believe,
Or do I have to wait and see
The fingerprints and traces that remain
Parts you’ve taken from me, pieces with integrity
Moments that my heart cannot contain.
Thoughts that leave me singing in the rain.

Pre
And all the while the time keeps passing. All the while

Chorus
LA comes alive and I am frozen in the light
And Oh I wonder if the night will lead me home.
LA comes alive and all my dreams have now arrived
And it’s a wonder I survived so long alone.

Bridge
The Billboards on a Friday night
Dissolving in the smoking light
Of cigarettes and ashes on the street
The faded dreams and broken hearts
Recycled on the Boulevard
Are written on the faces that you meet
In the city of our dreams
L.A comes alive.


Copyright 2008 John Torres and Timothy Kobza
Track Name: Picture Show
Picture Show
By: John Torres and Tim Kobza

Ch1
Is this real, said do we know, or is life just a story in a picture show?
Is this real, said do we know, or is life just a story in a picture show?
Is this real, said do we know, or is life just a story in a picture show?
Is this real, said do we know, or is life just a story in a picture show?

V1
Sometimes I wonder, my child, about these thoughts we take for granted.
It’s like my brain is on fire. My thoughts ain’t so firmly planted.

Ch2
Is this real, said do we know, or is life just a story in a picture show?
Is this real, said do we know, or is life just a story in a picture show?

V2
There’s so much pain in those eyes, hopelessness and desperation.
It’s raining flames from the sky.
Someone help me change the station

Ch3Is this real, said do we know, or is life just a story in a picture show? (X4)

Bri
Are you a figment of my overworked imagination?
It’s like my brain is on fire.
Someone help me change the station.
Are you a figment of my overworked imagination?
It’s like my brain is on fire.
Someone help me change the station.

Outro (Parts intermingle/weave in and out)
Is this just a movie show?
Help me change this station
Waiting for so long
The moments fade away
Is this just a movie show?
Help me change this station
Waiting for so long
The moments fade away
Part C
Well you talk like one been trapped inside that body for so long.
I believe that we can change. I believe that we can change. (X2)

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Two Old Men Music (BMI) Kobza Music (ASCAP)
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: 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