Positive Remains {Single}

by Jon Johnson

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This is track 6 from my album Hopeless Romantic originally recorded and released in 2008. The song's lyrics were born out of extensive soul searching and therapy of the mental kind.

The album and this song in particular have undergone some remixing and remastering to clean up what has always nagged me about it sonically from the engineer point of view. Most of what the listener has been hearing is largely the same as before only better with more clarity. The album is also experiencing a relaunch of sorts as the possibilities and opportunities for the album to be available are even better than just 4 years ago.

For my fellow geeks keeping score. I recorded and produced this song on the Korg OASYS with my Line 6 Variax guitar emulating a Les Paul and Hollow Body models. It was mastered in Sony Sound Forge and currently being remixed and remastered in Cubase 5


Positive Remains
2007/2008 Music & lyrics: John D Johnson

Accepting the situation
You find yourself in
Prefer to fall on your sword than to
combat within

(1st Chorus)
All the luggage you held on
Defines the problem not the goal
Look beyond the grip to see there all that
All that positive remains

Toxic, gloomy voices communing
Their adversity
I thank this life for all the growth and opportunity

(2nd Chorus)
Transforming fear into love
Conscience, higher power, soul
You cannot solve equations you dont own
Visualize with confidence

(Bridge 1)
Throw off those chains of reason
Never did you no good
Commune with your sacred voice and..
See the dark for what it is

solo 1

(Bridge 2)
Communing the sacred voices
Thank life for all there is
Throw off those chains of reason
Embrace the growth you now own

solo 2

3rd Chorus
Toxic voices had their say
Define the problem not the goal
Look beyond the grip of fear to see that..
All that positive remains


released June 30, 2008
Created and recorded by Jon Johnson 2008. Produced and Engineered by Mr LongWind



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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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