SINGER / SONGWRITER / GUITARIST
SINGER / SONGWRITER / GUITARIST / PEDAL STEEL PLAYER
ALL THIS

Round and Round
words and music by
John Greene


i’ve been dreaming again about leaving
leaving you all alone
i’ve been thinking bout, maybe getting out
living on my own
i’ve been talking you’ve been talking
round and round
we’ve been talking
round and round

i’ve been looking for some kind of inspiration
you’ve been acting strange
you won’t listen to, what i say to you
it’s a crying shame
i’ve been talking you’ve been talking
round and round
we’ve been talking
round and round

i’ve been dreaming again about leaving
leaving you all alone
i’ve been thinking bout, maybe getting out
living on my own
i’ve been talking you’ve been talking
round and round
we’ve been talking
round and round

© jonco music 1983

She Don't Care About Time
words and music by
Gene Clarke


hallways and staircases,
everyday to climb
to go up to my white walled room
out on the end of time
where I can be with my love
for she is all that is fine
and she’ll always be there
my love don’t care about time

i’ll laugh with her, cry with her
hold her close, she is mine
the way she tells me of her love
never is she a trial
she don’t have to be assured
of many a good thing to buy
and she’ll always be there
my love don’t care about time

her eyes are dark and deep with love
her hair hangs long and fine
she walks with thieves and all she is
is never wrong or right
and with her arms around me tight
I see her all in my mind
and she’ll always be there
my love don’t care about time

© hornall bros music 1965

Tap
words and music by
John Greene


have you ever been trapped in a corner
unable to run away
from a scene that’s playing before you
well that’s how I felt yesterday
i’m not your average jack or joe
my feelings go deeper
the angles are steeper
my defences are weaker
my outlook seems bleaker
but it’s like i’m a tap and you just turn me on

you take me to distant places
emotionally I should say
places that i’ve tried to get to
alone but always lost my way
i’m not your average jack or joe
my feelings go deeper
the angles are steeper
my defences are weaker
my outlook seems bleaker
but it’s like i’m a tap and you just turn me on

so if you ever get trapped in a corner
unable to run away
from a scene that’s playing before you
you’ll know how I felt yesterday
i’m not your average jack or joe
my feelings go deeper
the angles are steeper
my defences are weaker
my outlook seems bleaker
but it’s like i’m a tap and you just turn me on

© jonco music 1998

Mexico
words and music by
John Greene


you could see the fires of the evening glow
as we crossed the border in to mexico
smiling people in a smiling land
looking for dreams in the palm of a hand

the sound of guitar echoes everywhere
margaritas and a girls dark hair
firecrackers and a new found friend
nothing to hide no need to pretend

play, play your love songs just for me
and we’ll stay,
stay until the music sets us free

all too soon see the night turn to day
time to make a move go back to l.a.
but my heart stays in a southern land
cooking with tequila, mariachi band

play, play your love songs just for me
and we’ll stay,
stay until the music sets us free

play, play your love songs just for me
and we’ll stay,
stay until the music sets us free

© jonco music 1976

All This
words and music by
John Greene


too much coincidence for just one day
the timing the, touch, the words on the page
i know something’s happening
and i’m guessing that
it’s a matter of time ‘til the biter’s bit back
but all this has happened before
all this has happened before

i can see you sitting in that empty chair
you could easily fit so perfectly there
that you belong in my world is easy to say
but i know too well
rome takes more than a day
all this has happened before
all this has happened before

that time that we spent
felt like darby and joan
it was like i had known you
since the day i left home
since the day i left mother
and the day i left dad
since the day i left happy
and the day i went mad
all this has happened before
all this has happened before

but now things have changed
and I don’t feel the same
the fire flickered out
before I went insane
another piece of the jigsaw
just fell out of place
at least I can say that I was in the race
but all this has happened before
all this has happened before
all this has happened before

© jonco music 1998

Running
words and music by
John Greene


it’s hard to tell,
if you’re listening to me
i can’t reach,
what you want me to be
but i’ll try to be here for a while
might make you cry,
might make you smile

i’ve seen,
more than one man should see
of a world losing its sanity
and you want me to stay here with you
maybe lose,
all i’ve been through

can’t stop running,
paying the price
can’t stop running,
to save my life

i’ve tried,
all my life to be free
and to be what i wanted to be
running fast, running straight
running strong,
running on,
running on,
running on,

can’t stop running,
paying the price
can’t stop running,
to save my life

© jonco music 1983

Can’t Stay
words and music by
John Greene


gotta problem can’t stay
gonna leave here today
can’t continue, no way
made my mind up, can’t stay

feeling stranded like a whale
gotta leave here today
don’t be a stranger, she say
but made my mind up, can’t stay

when you’re selling dreams to strangers
you make partitions in your mind
realize the dangers,
leave all you love behind
maybe your explorations,
will end where you began
maybe your world will shatter,
tiny pieces in your hand

gotta problem can’t stay
gonna leave here today
can’t continue, no way
made my mind up, can’t stay

I told her that I couldn’t go on, can’t stay
i’ll miss her but I gotta be strong
can’t stay, another day no no

© jonco music 1983

I Don’t Fancy You
words and music by
John Greene


I don’t fancy you, not in that way
I don’t fancy you, i gotta say it
just wanna keep you around
like some kind of bastard pet
buy me things and make me laugh
but nothing else you gonna get
cos I don’t fancy you, not in that way
I don’t fancy you, I gotta say it

I don’t fancy you,
i want him across the street
I don’t fancy you, its him I wanna meet
but I wanna keep you around
making me look good
you can be my audience
it’d be good if you could
but I don’t fancy you, not on this day
I don’t fancy you, I gotta say it

I don’t fancy you, not in that way
I don’t fancy you, I gotta say it
still wanna keep you around
in case I need a friend
call it insurance
cos you never know when
I might fancy you, if you was all I could get
I might fancy you, but not yet

© jonco music 1998

Karma
words and music by
mike scott


i’ve been working on my karma
gotta get myself in line
i’ve been working on my karma
gotta get myself in line
pay back all my debts
set up a brand new state of mind

gonna clear out my cellar
no more drugs and self abuse
gonna clear out my cellar
no more drugs and self abuse
not gonna let them get me
spread the good news yeah

I can feel the music changing
hear the drummer rolling on
I can feel the music changing
hear the drummer rolling on
I can see the future flashing in my face
and then its gone

i’ve been working on my karma
gotta get myself in line
i’ve been working on my karma
gotta get myself in line
pay back all my debts
set up a brand new state of mind

© SM music 1990

The Reflection
words and music by
John Greene


sitting, watching the reflection
of a door across the street
dreading, seeing the reflection
of someone, I used to see

I really thought that this time
i’d found someone that cared
it just felt right for a moment
I felt that i’d arrived
at that mystical, magical heaven
where true, true love survives
but i’m sitting, watching the reflection
of a door across the street

treading on my own footsteps
going back over difficult ground
it’s a matter of rebuilding
a heart shattered a thousand times
then finding that certain someone
you can trust to take it on
not sitting, watching the reflection
dreading, seeing the reflection
of someone, I used to see

© jonco music 1998