Shoulders of Giants

by Johnny Cosmic

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released 24 March 2012
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All songs written and performed by John except

"Dreams" written by John and Funky Boo
funkyboonutz.bandcamp.com

"Brand New World" written and performed by
John and Mike DeGuzman
passafiretheband.com

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Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by John at
Melody Sunrise Studio in Carol Stream, IL
melodysunrise.com

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Track Name: Shoulders of Giants
This is an open letter to the future generations
Don't do what your daddies did
Some were defiant, some lovers, some tyrants
but you're standing on the shoulders of giants
it's up to you to bring us to some place new

It's been said it can't be done
Said the war it can't be won
We say a lot of things that don't make no sense

I try to rip it up and turn it out
Find out what it's all about
but still can't find no rest

This is an open letter to the future generations
Don't do what your daddies did
Some were defiant, some lovers, some tyrants
but you're standing on the shoulders of giants
it's up to you to bring us to some place new

Takin'
Just takin' and takin'
Well, where's all this takin' comin' from?

To get what you got someone else is losin' a lot
Well is that just the way it's just posed to be?
What about creating your own destiny?

This is an open letter to the future generations
Don't do what your daddies did
Some were defiant, some lovers, some tyrants
but you're standing on the shoulders of giants
it's up to you to bring us to some place new
Track Name: Dreams
Dreams gotta a way of takin a hold over me
Sometimes they're all I can see
A veil over my reality

Dreams are always sending me head over feet
Got me stumblin and fallin
Chasin em down the street

Now I'm sleepwalking again
and it's getting harder my friend
to tear myself away from the places I like to stay
and wake up from my sweet sweet sweet dream

Dreams, I can finally be as cool as ice
I guess I'll just keep hitting the snooze
On that big ol' alarm clock of life

Dreams, They're everything I could ever wish to be
A bird in flight, an explorer of the seas
Maybe a movie star on that silver screen

But I'm sleepwalkin again
and it's getting harder my friend
To tear myself away from the places I like to make
and wake up from my sweet dreams
Track Name: It's A Lovely Day (ft. Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong)
The weather is frighting
The thunder and lighting
Seem to be having their way
But as far as I'm concerned it's a lovely day

Can you hear my heart callin'
With every drip drop of the rain fallin'
I need you to bring your warmth to me

Take this cloudy day, baby
And make it ok, baby
Just for me

The weather is frighting
The thunder and lighting
Seem to be having their way
But as far as I'm concerned it's a lovely day

Now if you tried to leave
Im frightened
Your kisses hit me like lighting
I need your electricity

It powers my world, baby
Makin' those lights shine bright, baby
You help me to see


Let the rain pitter patter but it really doesn't matter
If the skies are gray
Long as I can be wit chu, It's a lovely day

As long as I can be with you, It's a lovely day
Track Name: Revelation Blues
It could've been up to me
It could be up to you
But nobody wants to take it to far
The stone's to heavy to carry baby
It's breaking backs left and right
Keepin' me up at night

Baby you know it's true
It's to heavy for me, it's to heavy for you
Well now what we gonna do
Stay up all night drinkin whiskey
and now the sun's comin' up too
Pour another one to wash away those revelation blues
Track Name: Killin' Time
i spot a beam of light in the distance
peaking through the clouds
i know there's a bright sun up there somewhere
i want to get to it but i dont know how

CHORUS
guess im just killin time, killin time
waiting for the sun to shine (2xs)

well then i get to thinkin
maybe i can try
to build my own spaceship
and fly it high into the sky

guess im just killin time, killin time
waiting for the sun to shine

Sometimes it feels like there's nothing i can do
to be living is to be having the blues
my heart may keep on cryin'
but i'll be alright if i just keep on tryin

Solo

guess im just killin time, killin time
waiting for the sun to shine
Track Name: Brand New World (ft. Mike DeGuzman)
The ultimate freedom is facing the unknown
Among the stars we sail
Tears fall and float their way back home

I'm filled with joy
and I'm filled with pain
Everything to lose and
Everything to gain

I keep on searchin' for a brand new world

What will I find?
Some greater truth that can move me to my soul?
Where we'll end up, I don't know
It's about the journey when you're going with the flow

I'm filled with joy
and I'm filled with pain
Everything to lose and
Everything to gain

I keep on searchin' for a brand new world
Track Name: Boardwalk Blues
Hangin' out at the beach
The moon is high
Look over at you, see a twinkle in your eye

My baby left me under the boardwalk cryin'

It's a tear drop rollin' down your cheek
Another little drip in a big ol' sea

My baby left me under the boardwalk cryin'

Oh my baby got lots more to unload
Been a bad bad boy don't you know

My baby left me under the boardwalk cryin'

I was slackin' where I should'a been tryin'
Her heart was achin and her soul was dying

My baby left me under the boardwalk cryin'
Track Name: Bohemian Embassy (Something's Right Wit Chu)
Walking to the tempo of your own beat?
Something's right with you
Don't give a damn about the word on the street?
Something's right with you

Can I fill this hole in my soul
with every little last thing that could be owned?
No

Could I fulfill the need
with every little last substance that you've ever seen?
No

Racing towards the edge of your mind?
Something's right with you
Getting lost in a mist of space and time?
Something's right with you

Can I fill this hole in my soul
with every little last thing that could be sold?
No

Can I fulfill the need
with every little last substance that you've ever seen?
No

Could I change the world,
Well can I change your mind?
It's a slippy slope I'm slidin' down
Could you throw me a line?

Well now whateva you do
Make sure something's right with you
As long as you stay true
Something's right with you
Track Name: Love Hate Thing
Baby, you got me going crazy
feeling like I can’t please you
It’s like every misstep I take is two more goin' right back to the blues

Well I’m dying when I’m away from you
But my heart is crying when you come home and it gets all black n blue

Maybe I’m crazy but I feel like you hate to be in love with me


Oh tell me true, cause I’m tired of trippin’
Like the time when you tied together
both my shoe laces
I love that you’re gettin’ your kicks
But do you have to break me down to my knees?

Well I’ve been trying to work it through
And I’d be lying if I said it’s all good with my boo

I know it sounds crazy but it feels like I hate to be in love with you
Track Name: A Date With Destiny
The first time can be the worst time
not the best time or a blessed time
but maybe it could grow from here

The second guess is the next test
the worst batch of a tempting catch
got you counting all the fish in the seas

But don’t kid yourself kid, You saw the star light
it guided you through a pitch black night
the journey is like trying to grab a haze
or catch a dream that you know you’ve seen

On the next pass, get your best stash
and sit outside for a while with no one around
just listen to the sounds

The book of life, it opens up like an audible chorus of a grand symphony
and it’s more beautiful than any dream could be

You can try to reach the stars with all your might
Keep tryin’ kid, You’re doin’ all right
When we’re all called home that’s the place we’ll go
Where there’s no difference between you or me or the spaces in between

You can try to reach the stars with all your might
Keep tryin’ kid, You’re doin’ all right
When we’re all called home that’s the place we’ll go
Where there’s no difference between you or me
or the skies or the seas
the sun or the rain,
the love or the pain