JohnAwakening

by John McColm

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released July 26, 2017

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John McColm Macclesfield, UK

John is an independant musician from the UK. Apprenticed as a street music some 6years ago he now plays a set born from the need to play 'songs people know' whilst remaining true to his own musical instincts. Known in Macclesfield as 'the beat on the street', his music holds the listener in a spell primarily based on rhythm but ultimately cast by the intensity of the vocal performance. ... more

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Track Name: Talk To Me (Live Acoustic)
Talk to me
tell me all your dreams, I will share mine
if you talk to me

Walk with me
down to where the water feeds the vine
come, walk with me

Through fields of joy and pleasure
we'll stroll at leisure to the sea
Sunset is our golden treasure
we'll talk of treasure still to see

These things could be
if you walk with me

Sing with me
sing in harmony with me and rhyme
when you sing with me

Dance with me
move my body gently, be divine
when you dance with me

To the rhythm of the oceans heartbeat
know that we'll learn each step in time

For our inspiration we'll have
constant celebration on our minds

You'd dance beautifully
if you'd dance with me

You'd sing heavenly
if you'd sing with me...

Your eyes are clear as water
you're the oceans daughter, oh please be mine

I come to you in peace
I would be your's if you're so inclined

And we could find that we're of one mind
yes we could find that we're two of a kind

Two of a kind...

Drink to me
toast my health to me as I toast to you
and your beauty too

Fly with me
lose yourself in the freedom of the air
free from care

Take a line to the planets
let the universe provide for us in space

You're a shooting star I feel a
comet's glow each time that I see your face

Take my hand and see if you fly with me
You're at liberty - to talk to me

You can talk to me
You can talk to me

You can talk to me
Track Name: Changeable Skies (Live Acoustic)
I travelled to Buxton to busk under changeable skies
a week had passed since my beautiful loving surprise
I'd fallen, I fell then I landed, black thoughts exorcised
and the last time I saw her, she had tears in her eyes

Lately I tell you it's hard to think of leaving cos I'd miss you
a peacock feather surviving the weather that whips you
I'm counting the hours until once again I can kiss you
feelings no longer denied - love under changeable skies

I first met Hayley with her ukulele that night
I'd seen her around, she'd seen me and she found me alright
She told me to worry, I didn't put up much of a fight
and to all of the friends that we know, we were nowhere in sight

Lately I tell you it's hard to think of leaving cos I'd miss you
a peacock feather surviving the weather that whips you
I'm counting the hours until once again I can kiss you
feelings no longer denied - love under changeable skies

I'd set myself up as a travelling man
no ties to the people, no ties to this land
She had a family and music and laughter
and she believed in a love ever after

My 'phone's on her table we haven't been able to speak
almost for the first time in nearly one week

Now I'm on the bus, I'm travelling to Macc
Hayley 'kulele, I'm coming back

I'm coming back now Hayley

Lately I tell you it's hard to think of leaving cos I'd miss you
a peacock feather surviving the weather that whips you
I'm counting the hours until once again I can kiss you
feelings no longer denied - love under changeable skies
Track Name: Grace (Live Acoustic)
Shades of blue will fade into my mind
silken black falls soft and pure
I can only dream that you are mine
imagine we're together
when you have gone so far

Did you ever listen to my gallery
did you ever wonder what I meant by feeling free
did you ever wonder about me
just how much I loved you
wanting you to see

It feels good to love you, having you around
but here I am with both feet firmly on the ground
I would I could lie with you, warm in love I'd found
but when comes the morning I must leave
without a sound

Shades of love will fly around my mind
while words of friendship make me unsure
and I can only dream that you are mine
I can only dream that you are mine
I can only dream of touching stars
Track Name: Pride (Live Acoustic)
I don't need Pride if it's going to mean a big fall
I don't need faith if it's based upon a false idol
I don't need you to come on twisting my brain
with the games that you play - I'm not playing games with you
pull yourself through

I don't need friends if they're only for fairweather
I don't need a mate if it means too much time togeher
and I don't need you to come on twisting my brain
with your tears and your pain - I can't take the pain for you
pull yourself through

But I could handle love - all through the night
a little bit of love makes everything alright
and baby it's alright

I don't need a cause if it's one I don't believe in
I don't need laws, I don't intend to be a victim
and I don't need you to come on twisting my brain
with your fears and your shame - I'm not ashamed of you
honey pull yourself through

But I could handle love - all through the night
a little bit of love makes everything alright
and baby it's alright

I'll take time if it's time we're both agreed on
and I'll take peace and quiet sitting in a warm sun
I'll even take love if its not twisting your brain
with the games that you play - I'm not playing games with you
pull yourself through

and I'll take love if its not twisting your brain
with the tears and the pain - I can take the pain for you
pull yourself through

and I could handle love if its not twisting your brain
with the fears and the shame - I'm not ashamed of you
you got to pull your - you better pull your

You got to pull yourself through
Track Name: Demons (Live Acoustic)
When I started this journey - when I started this trip
I wasn't looking for money, I was just trying to get a grip
on where my journey was leading - on where my trip would end
in a pool of blood bleeding, here lies my very best friend

I didn't think that it was loaded, I didn't think that it would shoot
so I went and got loaded, I didn't think that sober would suit
a man with blood on his hands, a man with blood on his mind
a man in need of redemption, a man with no peace of mind

it's like there's demons in me
I feel there's demons in me
I look in your eyes and see
I look in your eyes and see
the demons in me

She wasn't really an angel but she's with them now
looking down from up in the sky, playing harp on a big white cloud
I'm sorry Angel for shooting you down in flames
I'm sorry Angel for leaving and I know there's only me to blame

and as I finish this journey, as I finish my trip
I still ain't got no money and I've only got a tenuous grip
I've taken pictures of my heroes, I've got a snapshot of you
I said goodbye to all my heroes, I can't say goodbye to you

it's like there's demons in me
I feel there's demons in me
I look in your eyes and see
I look in your eyes and see
the demons in me

and as I finish this journey, as I finish my trip
Lord knows I still ain't got no money and I've only got a tenuous grip
I've taken pictures of my heroes, I've got a snapshot of you
I said goodbye to all my heroes,
I said goodbye to all my heroes,
I said goodbye to all my heroes,

I can't say goodbye, I can't say goodbye

I can't say goodbye to you
Track Name: Mandie (Live Acoustic)
I had the blues as I woke up this morning, a night through which I struggled to sleep
I dreamt that I heard my children calling from a darkness cold and deep

I once was indifferent to loving, a condition against which I would preach
never ever satisfied cos I was too stratified.
Loving was always out of reach

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