Light of Day

by Mr John

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released September 3, 2015

Written, performed, produced and recorded by John McQuiston. (c) 2015 John McQuiston. All rights reserved.

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Mr John Tampa, Florida

Journalist of star treks, reporter of love songs, and writer of daydreams. I rip myself open, write the devils down, stand in front of strangers and set my soul to sound.

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Track Name: Light of Day
I want to steal another rainbow
I'll leave behind the pot of gold
I don't remember what I came for
But I don't need the weight of more

Why's it so hard
Trying to get it right
I fumble through the dark
Looking for the light... of the day

If you look to me for visions
I might not have that much to say
Please don't wait for my decision
I'm just trying to find my way

Why's it so hard
Trying to get it right
I fumble through the dark
Looking for the light... of the day

Before I drown in my consumption
I'd really rather let it go
I can't buy another something
When what I need now is to know

Why's it so hard
Trying to get it right
I fumble through the dark
Looking for the light... of the day
Track Name: Wonderful
This story might not be new
But now the words are mine
Please listen as I tell you
How I see you through my eyes

You're not afraid of dreaming
You're afraid they can't be real
I can't believe that you can't see
How great you make me feel

The eyes are people's windows
And I've looked into their souls
In yours lies something special
You might not even know

And I want to scream please notice me
But it's not within my style
I stand as silent as a tree
As the words stay stuck inside

I want to say
All I feel
But a thousand years
Is not long enough

If I have
Just one word
Wonderful
Is what you are

Maybe it's not fair to you
To picture you this way
As good as golden rule
As the rays of sunny days

But could God make a face so tender
And put nothing else inside
Even He must have melted
The first time he saw you smile

And if I err forgive me
For thinking you're divine
I've been fooled before this
I don't think so this time

And I want to scream please notice me
But it's not within my style
I speak no louder than a tree
Dying as I try

I want to say
All I feel
But a thousand years
Is not long enough

If I have
Just one word
Wonderful
Is what you are

Tired and nearly breathless
I'm running out of time
To get to you this message
Before we say goodbye

This story might not be new
But now the words are mine
You are truly wonderful
I've known it all the time
Track Name: The River Home
The odds are long
From this far
We’ve held strong
With modern arms

We all get damaged
In this crazy ring
Seems all the magic
Has taken wing

We build a shell
We harden hearts
We ask ourselves
If we’re better off
...All alone

But I believe
In you and me
And I can see
Us reach our dreams

New Orleans to Cincinnati
Sure is a long way to row
If I must swim the Mississippi
I’ll make that river take me home

We both have scars
Behind our smiles
Unseen marks
From private trials

To see new love
In someone’s face
We must reach through
A painful place

We break the shell
We warm our hearts
We ask ourselves
Is it that hard
...Is it that hard

But you feel so near
Across the miles
The distant years
Dissolve in time

New Orleans to Cincinnati
Sure is a long way to row
If I must swim the Mississippi
I’ll make that river take me home

But I believe
In you and me
And I can see
Us reach our dreams

New Orleans to Cincinnati
Sure is a long way to row
If I must swim the Mississippi
I’ll make that river take me home
Track Name: Lift You Up
If you need caring hands to hold you
When the tide of darkness rises
If there’s no one else who knows you
Behind the lie of your disguises

When you’re feeling lost and lonely
And the weight wears down on you
Know that if you need to call me
Lifting you, it lifts me too

There’s plenty friends on sunny days
But who remains in the pouring rain
When there’s joy in those all around you
And your sadness makes you feel ashamed

Your whole world was left hanging
And all you know is broken now
Beyond the trees a new day’s dawning
Through the gloom I’ll show you how

I’ll lift you up
So tenderly
I’ll sail you through
A troubled sea
I’ll make me bleed
To find you peace
Lifting you
It lifts me

I know the day the light went out
On the gift that grace had given
No words are made to measure
The fullest life that’s left unfinished

When the world won’t say it’s sorry
For coming down on top of you
Know that if you need to call me
Lifting you, it lifts me too

In the shadows of unkindness
Scary as a pitch-black road
When your soul will suffer blindness
You will not have to walk alone

If I can’t find the healing words
To make it stop when you are hurting
I will give a willing ear
For you to unload your burdens

I’ll lift you up
So tenderly
I’ll sail you through
A troubled sea
I’ll make me bleed
To find you peace
Lifting you
It lifts me
Track Name: Silly Boy
Who would love a silly boy like me
Who sits at home and likes to read
Who plays guitar and sings of dreams
Who writes long letters and softly speaks
Who craves a smile that sows a seed
Who would stop his heart to let you breathe
I hope I find a way to see
Who would love a silly boy like me

Who would love a silly boy like me
Whose grinding mind won't let him sleep
Who can't let go and just wants peace
Who wishes on stars and still believes
Who lives upright and humbly
Who will stand for you so you can lean
I hope I find a way to see
Who would love a silly boy like me

Who would love a silly boy like me
Who looks so strong but feels so weak
Whose artist's heart is tender sweet
Who's got scars from where he bleeds
Who's not always the man he means to be
Whom no one doubts his loyalty
I hope I find a way to see
Who would love a silly boy like me
Track Name: Hope
Troubled times piling up
It's easy now to self destruct
When I think I've had enough
One foot down, one foot up

And I go forward
One step, one more
Gotta keep moving on
Keep hope or I got nothing

Against the world again I go
I always take the hardest road
When I think I finally know
One heart beat one fooled soul

But I go forward
One step, one more
Gotta keep moving on
Keep hope or I got nothing

I brace myself for another wave
Tossed around as oceans rage
When I'm put back in my place
One eye closed, one eye shaded

Still I go forward
One step, one more
Gotta keep moving on
Keep hope or I got nothing
Track Name: Kinda Crazy
So you're the kind of crazy
Need a lot of loving, do you?
So you're the kind of crazy
Needing reassurance, are you?
So you're the kind of crazy
Need someone loyal to you
So you're the kind of crazy
Need my hands always on you
So, yes, you're kind of crazy, baby
Well, listen, I got some news
I'm the same kind of crazy
For you

So you're the kind of crazy
Always gonna tell me the truth
So you're the kind of crazy
Calling me the best thing for you
So you're the kind of crazy
Not afraid to give all of you
So you're the kind of crazy
Never leave me looking for clues
So, yes, you're kind of crazy, baby
Well, honey, I got some news
I'm the same kind of crazy
For you

So you're the kind of crazy
Needing all my loving all night
So you're the kind of crazy
Needing me to hold you so tight
So you're the kind of crazy
Needs me near you all the time
So you're the kind of crazy
Need to hear me say that you're mine
So, yes, you're kind of crazy, baby
Well, honey, listen to the news
I'm the same kind of crazy
For you
Track Name: Wanted
Raven haired girl
You're human sunshine
You've got a smile
That warms the darkest room

Your magic in the morning
Moves me through
The groove of afternoon

You wink an invitation
That ends a desolation
All I wanted
All I wanted

Rare in the world
Is such a sweetness
You've got a grace
That soothes an angry god

Your face the angels envy
Even evening
Gives you all its got

You're a silent testimony
That lifts the lost and lonely
All I wanted
All I wanted

You carry burdens
No one asks for
You've got a strength
To give with all your heart

You believe in possibilities
Hopes and dreams
And even brand new starts

You're a hero to the hurting
Don't you know you're worthy
All I wanted
All I wanted
Track Name: About You
Such tenderness
I read on your lips
So vulnerable and
So innocent

Just some of the things
that I picture in you
Never mind at all
If they're even true

I write a song about you
Never mind if it's true
It'll make a song about you
Song about you

The total female ideal
I'm blind until you're not real
The you that I can see
No one could possibly be

The big buildup of you
Pushes me farther away
Until you're too good
For me to ever face

I sing a song about you
It's all I'm left to do
Sing a song about you
Song about you

I see through the faults
I hear through the noise
I see what I want
A goddess' poise

Unapproachable
Barely even human
So wonderful
I've made you perfect

...In my song about you
Never mind if it's true
In my song about you
Song about you

I melt in your hand
I burn to your touch
My Kryptonite switch flips
And it's you or it's bust

This feeling I have
Is just a fruitless pursuit
Until I set you to tune
In a song about you

What I've made you into
Track Name: Sunday Sound (Shame)
I rip myself open
To write the devils down
And to see a melody
That turns my soul into sound

This is the beautiful truth
A Simple Simon who's an April Fool
Now and then and then again
Until the first of June

All I wished and all I missed
And I all I have is my regrets
Thinking I'm not good enough
That I'd never measure up

How much praise and accolades
Will it take to fade the shame
That I felt when I let
Someone else make me feel this way

I feel eternity
Around my neck dragging me
I envied the gloss and glib
It should be the opposite

All the feelings of my failings
That aren't nearly what I made them
And until my fears are tamed
They will make me feel a shame

This is the beautiful truth
A Simple Simon who's an April Fool
Now and then and then again
Until the first of June

I rip myself open
To write the devils down
And to see a melody
That turns my soul into sound