Women & Losin' (Advance Edition)

by Geoff Johnson

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A blend of rock, country and pop exploring themes of love and loss.
Recorded in Tofino BC

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released June 10, 2015

All songs written, arranged, performed, recorded,
produced, mixed and mastered by Geoff Johnson
at Electric Piggyland Studio in Tofino, BC

Additional vocals and production by Tara Halil
Drum Programming, additional arranging for Only Two by Earl Pereira

Thanks to my folks, musical collaborators past & present,
supportive friends, venues that have had me and my lovely & talented wife, Tara

Special thanks to Tom Cook, without his fastidious
archiving many of these song would have been lost and
forgotten years ago

All Songs 100% MAPL Canadian Content
All songs are the copyright Geoff Johnson 2015
Booking and other info at www.ballisticpig.com
Photo by Jill Nancy Photography

A 100% Self Funded DIY Project

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Based in Tofino, British Columbia Geoff Johnson is a performer, songwriter, engineer and producer. In addition to his original material he performs with a number of bands and project on Vancouver Island as well as his one man Led Zeppelin tribute; Gef Zeppelin ... more

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Track Name: Devil Longs For Sinners
I wish that you had everything so I could Hate you for something
Don't want to know where it's going
Don't wanna stop this train, don't wanna stop it short

Pack up your unwanted things and leave 'em by the door
Truck's comin' tomorrow
You'll feel better, besides it's only trash

But old men die lonely having done thing I never dreamed
but then I never dream
There's nothing to acquire, nothing to fight for
The sea remains green
The sky remains blue
The Devil longs for sinners
And I still long for you

I've forgotten why I'm runnin'
Why I can't go back
I've forgotten why I'm runnin'
Why I can't go back
To wherever it happened

Tell me that's because I'm cured,
not because I'm mad
Tell me you were penicillin,
not the bug I had
Track Name: Chocolate and Cigarettes
Chocolate and cigarettes
Indulgence I won't soon forget
It may not be love but it's what we've got

It's alright if you wanna cry,
don't let the moment slip by
It's not forever but it's what we've got

And now that our time has come I think of you
Could I ever do enough that I could prove
I ain't ever gonna be complete without you,
I've tried it you see
When you go, that's how I know
You are the best part of me

Old Songs on a summer's day
We sit and laugh as the hi-fi plays
It's not much but it's what we've got

And now that our time has come I think of you
Could I ever do enough that I could prove
I ain't ever gonna be complete without you,
I've tried it you see
When you go, that's how I know
You are the best part of me

You say I never wrote you a song
Here's one but I guess it's all wrong
You say it's over, just let it be
You don't gotta worry about me

I ain't ever gonna be complete without you,
I've tried it you see
When you go, that's how I know
You are the best part of me

You are, you are, best part
Track Name: Still Here
How should I address you? Could I impress you?
What could I say so you'll see
I'm not like the other temporary lovers
That's not what I want this to be

If you should ever go, this is what you should know

You say you have been through whatever
and that you'll never let anyone in
but we'll see
How I will caress you, once I undress you
and you give up that body to me

And if you ever go, this is what you should know;
There's no way I can say I'll still be here
There's no way I can say I'll still be here

If the Devil's in the details and everything I've done derails
I know there's got to be more to life than this
If God's in the details and everything I've done derails
I know there's got to be more to life than this

And if you ever go, this is what you should know;
There's no way I can say I'll still be here
There's no way I can say I'll still be here
Track Name: Other Side
Here I am, should you want me again
Cuz I know you'll be back my friend
I realize, behind your eyes
An angel wears you as a disguise

I wish I could hold you just once more
I know I've never felt like this before
Now I know there's a lock on every door
Even if there's nothing on the other side

It's a long walk to find some common ground
Every time we talk there's a bush to beat around
You say we'll make it if we try
Every time we laugh there's a dozen times I cry

I wish I could hold you just once more
I know I've never felt like this before
Now I know there's a lock on every door
Even if there's nothing on the other side

Took a walk down the streets we called our own
but I couldn't find the place we called home
If livin' is forgivin' and love's the reason why
why do we go on hurtin'? We just hurt ourselves in time

I wish I could hold you just once more
I know I've never felt like this before
Now I know there's a key to every door
Even if there's always somethin' on the other side
Track Name: The Way We Live
There was a time a man could be strong
and love a good woman but those days are gone
We've given into temptation and we won't be comin' back
We ask so much for what we give, not lovin' things we touch
That's the way we live

Not so long ago, people gave a damn
but now I don't know how wise I really am
Givin' up on our dreams now they don't give nothin' back
We ask too much for what we give, take everything we touch
That's the way we live

Play a song for people, they don't listen no more
Try to fly like an eagle, they nail you to the floor
We've given into our TVs and they don't give nothin' back
We ask too much for what we give, not helping others out
That's the way we live

It don't gotta be this way tomorrow's gonna come
If you've got something to say and your heart is where it's from
Just go chasin' your dreams, don't ever come back
You'll get much more than what you give, don't let them tell you different,
That's the way we live
Track Name: Tommy
Tommy aint seen no road sign for forty miles or more
Walkin' past that old farm house he heard that slammin' door
He wasn't lookin' for trouble, trouble don't look for him no more

Out ran little Molly, a tear were in her eye
Her white dress stained with red and a pistol by her side
He wasn't looking for trouble, trouble just caught him by surprise

She'd shot her man for cheatin' for year's he'd done her wrong
Tommy held her in his arms and lord it wasn't long
He wasn't lookin' for trouble but she sand him this sweet song

Give up your resistin' and lay with me a while
I'll give you what you're wantin' if you can make me smile

In the mornin' came ol' John Law to take poor Molly away
Tommy wouldn't see her go; "I shot that man" he said
He wasn't looking for trouble but trouble had caught him dead

Next came Tommy's trial and the judge said with a grim
"Well if he's confessin' then I reckon it was him"
He wasn't looking for trouble, trouble just blew in on the wind

Then came Tommy's sentence with the gallow's standing tall
Hangman lit a cigarette and let that trap door fall
He wasn't looking for trouble but he heard that devil call

Give up your resistin' and play for me a while
I'll give you what you're wantin' if you can make me smile

Tommy aint seen no road sign for forty miles or more
Walkin' past that old farm house he heard that slammin' door
He wasn't lookin' for trouble, trouble don't look for him no more
Track Name: Only Two
Buzz in the lines, electric in the air,
that grave might be mine but baby I don't care
I guess it's time you knew, I won't get over you
I can't say no to you, I won't get over you

Just keep it goin', those tires rollin' and drive on
It's not where you're headin', it's what you're tryin' to run from

Darkness falls, headlights come on
Alone in the night, knowing you're gone

I guess it's time you see, you're all life is to me
I can't say no to you and I won't get over you

Just keep it goin', those tires rollin' and drive on
It's not where you're headin', it's what you're tryin' to run from
I drive until sunrise and that's when I realize
You were the only one

Signs along the road, miles rolling past
Could never have known the road would end so fast

I guess it's time you knew, I won't get over you
I can't say no to you and I won't get over you

Just keep it goin', those tires rollin' and drive on
It's not where you're headin', it's what you're tryin' to run from
I drive until sunrise and that's when I realize
You were the only one
Track Name: The Guitar
Was a picker in the band, strong vocals and a quick left hand
We played from Dawson City down to Sault Ste Marie
Songs about car, girls and guitars
Never knowin' where all those songs could lead

One night at a time, relivin' our love lives
On the road in the morning, soundcheck's at three
Montreal one night, through the stagelights
Saw the sweetest thing he'd ever seen

She was a traveller of a different time and space
you could see the surprise written on his face
That mornin' he asked me for the money so he could stay
I gave him three hundred bucks for the guitar I play today

He'd started playing to see how far it would take hime
We'd been through hell and every other town
Never stopped to think or put down our drinks
Long enough to let it bring us down

She was a traveller of a different time and space
you could see the surprise written on his face
That mornin' he asked me for the money so he could stay
I gave him three hundred bucks for the guitar I play today

Got his number, called him at home
I could hear the children through the phone
Said I'd give it back for what I paid
I could hear him smile when he said;
You need it more than me

Now he's a traveller of a different time and space
you could see the surprise written on my face
The guitar had brought him, right where he should be
No I wonder will it ever do the same for me
Track Name: Young Man (You Can't Take That Away)
When I was just a young boy
My mother said to me (What did she say?)
Remember there are others livin' free

Now I'm just a young man
and I wonder what did she mean (What did she mean?)
There are others and they're trying to be free

It's all in your mind, I'll see you next time
It's all in the past if what you've said won't last
I can;'t say what I'm doin' today
but I can go where nobody knows
It's all up here, between my ears
The peace of mind that I find

You can't take that away

Tomorrow I guess I'll find another road
Find another time and place for me, somewhere to go
It's all up here, between my ears
The peace of mind that I find

You can't take that away

Freedom ain't for sale but that don't mean it's cheap
You can't hold it with a gun
Freedom's universal, no shepherd and no sheep
The jailor is the captive one