Shiver

by John Wesley

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1.
Pretty Lives 04:13
We are the center of a spectacle We are the focus of our own lies Tread the well worn path to respectable Abusing the promise of our pretty lives We so often thought ourselves invincible We'd drink and laugh and challenge the very gods in the sky Now we become invisible Carry the ashes of our pretty lives These are the moments that make up our pretty lives These are desires that keep us down Desperate and drowning in all but the candles we light These are the wishes to never be found These are wishes we never should have found There was a time we were invincible holes in the armour come from our own knives Punch drunk, we stagger in the firelight of principle And gather the ashes of our pretty lives
2.
Star 04:12
I swore, I' never be one of those Numb, vindictive, chained to a ghost Chant a worn out Mantra Today's the day, I let go Some bricks keep comin back No matter where you throw em... I stare up into the sky Pray for little light chase away the night... Hey Star, how about little light to show me where you are Hey Star, a little mercy here would go pretty far Hey Star, is this the year, the year of letting go Hey Star Losing's a part of living Something we all go through At least that's what you tell yourself when it's happening to you I Read in some book It takes about year to let go Yet some of us keep hangin on To our unbreakable ropes I stare up into the sky Pray for little light to take away night... Hey Star, how about little light to show me where you are Hey Star, how bout a little light to illuminate these scars Hey Star, This is my year...
3.
Used Up 03:39
There's no sense in need There's no sense in your disbelief That you could ever want love That you could ever need love That you could ever come to me Just take my hand Feel the warmth in us to understand How you could ever want love How you could ever need love How you could ever come to me I am not used up I am not I am not cold, put your hands on me I am not torn I am not We will have love It will set us free... Down on my knees I must suspend this disbelief That you could ever want love That you could ever need love That you would ever come to me I am not used up I am not I am not cold, put your hands on me I am not torn I am not We will have love It will set us free
4.
Always Be 05:39
Voyeur of life, of love Outside in the rain And the wind?come in But you wait Till the stars fall from the sky You watch Till the sun burns your eyes But you wait Till the stars fall from the sky You watch Till the sun burns your eyes Come into me you will always always run, away with me you will always always be one, into we we will always always be the sun, with me we will always always, be... fortunate one... yet how alone we become when you wait till the stars fall from the sky you watch, till the love burns your eyes Come into me you will always always run, with me you will always always be one, into we we will always always be the sun, yes me we will always always... be... Come into me you will always always you will always always be one, into we we will always always be...
5.
Your momma and daddy can't take care of themselves So I'm gonna look after of you Your daddy loves liquor and your momma needs help Cause all of her nightmares came true I got this car when my granddaddy passed So meet me just after last bell I 've got twenty dollars it'll get us some gas We won't get to far and we won't get there fast But it's twenty dollars further from hell Leave it to me cause I'm 17 Leave it to me we'll get through If' you'll be my queen then I'll play a king I'll always look after you Just leave it to me I am a king at 17 Leave it to me... I am the King of 17 We head to the east to catch up to the sun You smile as you watch it rise We come from nothing, we leave nothing behind my world is the hope in your eyes Leave it to me cause I'm 17 Leave it to me we'll get through If' you'll be my queen then I'll play a king I'll always take care of you Just leave it to me I am a king at 17 Leave it to me... I am the King of 17
6.
Shiver 04:09
I'm a bit unavailable You seem a bit gone Rumours of right and wrong, assailable Delivered from tongues of those� un-tamable Yet loosed Upon we See you hurt See you leave Then you shiver I watched you Shiver oh Then you Shiver till... I can not breathe any more No I can not be here alone You shiver I watched you Shiver oh You Shiver till� I No shield, entirely covered us Faith, seems to crumble into dust Leaving us just ourselves to despair of Feeling the sting of the poison arrows So loosed Upon we See you hurt See you leave... Then you shiver I watched you Shiver oh Then you Shiver till... I can not breathe any more No I can not be here alone No I can not dream anymore No I can not see anymore...
7.
Swing 05:05
Don’t leave me with this empty swing Don’t leave me here alone Say that you’ll come back to me Better yet, don’t even go There is no way to follow you You leave no clear-cut road All your wanderings come back to me So hurry please come home Don’t leave me with this empty swing Don’t leave us here alone The world’s lost all its mystery So hurry please come home Be a good boy be a good girl Live a good life it’ll be a good world Be a good boy be a good girl Live a good lie, it’ll be a good world Be a good boy be a good girl Live a good life, it’ll be a cruel world Be a good boy be a good girl You get to die alone, in your own home... So come on and swing baby Just take the rope and swing baby... Take the rope and swing...
8.
Some Miracle 04:48
Let it snow Let it come down Let it filter through the sky To the Gulf of Mexico Let us sleep Let us dream Let us believe there is salvation at the bottom of the bottle into which I peek� Do you believe, there are no miracles Do you believe... We will not drown in the bottom of a bottle Searching for a genie that can't be found So we climb, climb up a rainbow Swirling in the colors of her Majesty's best display of things we'll never know Yet I believed, that if I climbed it up so high until I could not breathe There would be some miracle There would come a miracle There would be some miracle There would come a miracle Some parts of life come true Whether we believe or whether not we want them to Some of us we die as we try to fight the sea and hold back the tide Praying for some miracle Waiting for a miracle Holding on for some miracle Praying for a miracle So we wait We watch the sky We find painted in the clouds The understanding that the miracle was you and I It was always you and I The miracle was you and I
9.
Your Round 04:29
Light-sabers at dawn The battle lines have been drawn lets get some blood flowing Let's get this party going Freedom to choose What it is that you lose Well I've got some lessons to teach And you're just within reach I violate you, you dig into me Move along people... there ain't nothing to see... here The Bell's rung this is your round Did you get enough punches in Cause I'm down on the ground The bell's rung this is your round Did you get enough punches in Because I'm gong down If we're too easily bruised Then it's no fun to lose Let's put this game away I no longer care to play... The Bell's rung this is your round Did you get enough punches in Cause I'm down on the ground The bell's rung this is your round Did you get enough punches in Because I'm going down
10.
Light filters into the room Beams split into multitudes Of angels, rainbows, or any dreams I make them be Got pictures of you and me Got a letter of apology Return address as far away as you can be My head keeps searching for The parts of you I adore I promise I will ignore How mean you could sometimes be, if you'd just Please come back to me Please come back to me Please come back... Healthy, relationship, words that never seem to fit need and greed have become more apropos I'm convinced there's nothing more Than the struggle that's in store For any soul brave enough to claim love Well I claim you, if you'd just... Please come back to me Please come back to me Please come back... feel the heat, you know I... feel the cuts, you know I'd... be a star that could lighten up your sky you know I'd... give you love, you know I'd fill your heart, you know I'd be a star that could sparkle in your sky if you'd just... Please come back to me Please come back to me Please come back...

credits

released January 1, 2005

Mixed by Steven Wilson; produced and Engineered by Mark Prator and John Wesley; additional arrangement by Scott Bannevich. Recorded at RedRoom Recorders, Tampa Florida. Mastered at Fullersound Miami, by Mike Fuller.

Guitar and Vocals…John Wesley
Drums and Percussion…Mark Prator
Bass… Scot Bannevich
Piano, Organ and Backing Vocals… Tracy LaBarbera
Words and music by John Wesley
Slide Guitar solo on “Pretty Lives”: Mixed right… Ryan Newell; Mixed left… John Wesley

John Wesley plays Paul Reed Smith guitars through Bad Cat amps. Thanks to Winn Krolac at PRS and James Heidrich at Bad Cat.
Cover and Sleeve art and photography… Lasse Hoile.
Graphic Design and Layout… Joe del Tufo, Mobius New Media

Thanks to…
Mark Mittentag – website design
Rob Galardi – Logistics and years of support…
Live Production – Otto, Pat and Andy at E-tech Systems
The Marillion Family
The Porcupine Tree
Sister Hazel

An album such as this does not come together without the massive support of family and friends, luckily for me… too plentiful to name… To all of you, my most sincere thanks…

Dedicated to my dad, Jay Dearth

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John Wesley Brandon, Florida

Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist. Performed with Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, Fish, Sound of Contact, Big Elf, Mike Tramp. Newest album, a way you'll never be... Free music downloads at www.john-wesley.com check them out....

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