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Recorded Summer 2004 through Winter into Spring 2005 @ Howards Chapel Studios.

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released June 1, 2005

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Jon Johnson Damascus, Maryland

Hailing from the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States just outside Washington, DC, Jon Johnson has been working with his unique blend of Progressive Rock and Contemporary Electronic Music for 37 years. Since 1994 he has been recording and releasing original musical compositions on his own record label DuckWave Records. In 2001 he moved his studio across town and is now called Howard's Chapel ... more

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Track Name: First To Be
First To Be
© 2004/2005 Howard's Chapel Author: John D Johnson

Some people think they've got it made in the shade with a 5 year plan
Soon discover that there really was no plan at all
Still others believe in a system of arcane delight
Sweet tradition proven in times of misery
Even more invest in a lifetime of reality
In 15 minutes, you too become the apple of Eve

Even more put their hope and trust in contingency plans
While the old men draw the plans for tomorrow's royalty
As the price to be alive multiplies by 5 prepare to die
We will soon see what the end's game really means(is)

I believe there is more to it than we've been told
I believe the one day we will truly be free

At the crossroads
Left or right
More or less
A question right
When the hour arrives
Will you be ready?
Willing and able?

Tiny demons and tiny angels
Rest on your shoulder
One or the other
When the hour arrives
Will you be ready?
Willing and able?
At the crossroads

guitar solo

Try as you might
You won't get ahead
Though you got God's hand
Though won't rule the land!

So get up and wipe that mud off yourself and stand up tall
And face the wind and find what is
That's the long haul!

I believe that one day we will be in paradise
Just like 2 robbers on the other side of Christ

I believe that there's more to life than contingency plans
Than a portfolio from a Dow Jones industrial man

I believe in the way to life, into paradise
I believe in the path to love

I'm not afraid to lie open to your scorn
No, not afraid
To take a hit for he, who saves

I believe that we'll be living in paradise
I believe there's no feat that can be outdone
Track Name: Rantamentations I-V
Whoah! Yeah!
They died
My Father, your Father
My Father, your Father,
My Father, your Father
My Father, your Father,
They've thrown it all away!

And we have no religion
Instead we have faith
And hell hath no fury
Like a woman scorned
As we move through life stages
There are no open spaces

So don't ask what Jesus would do
Because I think we all know what he would do
Yes I think we all know what to do
Yes I think in our heart we know

As we kneel in the darkness
As we dwell in our cages
As we move thorugh life's stages
There are no open spaces

Yes I think we all know what to do
Yes I think in our hearts we know
Yes I think we all know what to do
Yes I think we all know what to do
In our hearts we know the right thing
Track Name: Alyssa's Room
Alyssa's Room
© 2004/2005 Howard's Chapel Author: John D Johnson

Turn my back insert the blade
Draw some blood through out the day
Shift a pattern
Continue the dance
What is mine is mine not yours

By request
You guide me in
Deep within your warming life
While outside what up is down
Doesn't matter ignorance is in
:
Will no one take the time to see?
Keep on going
Keep in on
Bury your thoughts in a pile of work
Alyssa's room is a place to be
Thoughts of wonder from x to z
I'd tell you myself
But I haven't got time

Trumpet solo

Safe inside your velvet dark
Take me to your sacred vow
Fires to burn, passions to live
Thoughts of wonder
From x to z

Everyone knows that life is wrong
Is anyone bold enough to play
To provide the need
We hear to stay
Keep on going
Keep in on
i'd try it myself
But I haven't got time

synth solo

Alyssa's room is a place for me
Thoughts of wonder from x to z
I'd tell you myself but I have no time
Family dysfunctions carry on
You show me yours
I'll show you mine
I'll show mine
I'll show you mine
I'll show you mine.....
Track Name: Horizons
Horizons
© 2004/2005 Howard's Chapel Author: John D Johnson

Back in the day
You know as they say?
We did in a day or so it seemed to be

The best laid plans
The earnest deployed
Now they're all gone

Horizons
Horizons

And the future calls on
Though memory is strong
And the pain lingers on
With dreams of simplicity

In a moment of time
Inhibitions we're none
And when we made love
We glistened in the Sun

Shrouded in doubt
Decisions been made
Now it's been done

Horizons
Horizons

The lady's not here
Translation unclear
Concrete and steel, of dreams that drew so incredibly high
No more

Horizons
Horizons

Progress abounds
The promise of Life
Where has it gone?

Horizons
Horizons

And the future drives on
With the pain, lingers on
And the future calls on
For those who hope on, simplicity

guitar solo

Old and in the way
"It's progress", they say
In with the new
Out with the old, no more

And the future drives on
With the pain lingers on
And the future calls on
For those who hope on, simplicity
Amen
Track Name: Unanswered Questions
Fear not
No evil
For shadow's valley long
See here no people
Blinders on
Unanswered questions
So many have we
The shortest path to Heaven
Is the one not chosen

guitar solos
Track Name: Go To Mars
On any given morning
What if you woke up to the notion
That if you didn't have any problems
You'd be considered normal

As you reach for a bottle of prozac
You think "should I switch to zanex?"
"Should you call up the family doctor?"
"should you say a prayer instead?"

Have you often ever noted?
That we wait until the hammer falls
Dare we ever approach enlightenment
Or go unto the house of the Lord

Though I may sound demented
Or you may think I'm only venting
Or perhaps I'm only attempting to say
That your only blocking the way

guitar & monster bass solo

Did you phone in that prescription?
Or find that new dimension?
Or the new found glory tradition?
Or the answer in your head?

Did you think we sailed the ocean?
Do you think we made the stars?
Do you think that emotions matter?
When your brought up to the light?

Do you think we went to the moon?
Do you think we'll go to Mars?
Or do think it's all a conspiracy?
Designed by an elder race's Sun?