SINGER / SONGWRITER / GUITARIST
SINGER / SONGWRITER / GUITARIST / PEDAL STEEL PLAYER
HARD COUNTRY

Do What
words and music by
john greene


Do what you wanna do
Say what you wanna say,
See what you wanna see
When it comes your way
Keep your eyes wide open
And your senses too
Or when it hits the fan
It’ll hit you too

Be where you wanna be
Go where you wanna go
Leave when you wanna leave
You know you’ll always know
Keep your friends close to you
Give what you have to give
Don’t be afraid to die
Or you’ll forget to live

It looks like a bad world out there
With danger at every turn
But don’t you run around scared
There’s so much you can learn

Be who you wanna be
Live how you wanna live
Love who you wanna love
Be ready to forgive
Keep your eyes wide open
And your senses too
Or when it hits the fan
It’ll hit you too

It looks like a bad world out there
With danger at every turn
But don’t you run around scared
There’s so much you can learn

© joncomusic 2014

Dream About Me Too
words and music by
john greene


Lindy Lou the Texas floozy
Tried to teach me all she knew
And I wondered
Did she dream about me too

There was nothing but fire down that road
And I was drawn like a moth to a flame
But I'm wondering
Does she dream about me too

Sometimes I'm believing
That the eyes that you make are for me
Sometimes I feel like the man I was
Sometimes I feel like a heel

Falling out of love again
One step away from the blues
And I wonder
Do you dream about me too

Dontcha ever wonder
What it's like to break the rules
My way is the hiway
The thrill of chasing a fool

I left her where I found her
Lying in another mans arms
And I wonder
Does he dream about you too

© joncomusic 2014

Letting Go
words and music by
john greene


Been putting my life back together
Now that you’ve found you’re way home
And you’ve got someone to talk to
When you don’t want to be all alone
One side of the story
Says apologies are still due
But how can anybody say sorry
When they don’t understand what they do

Now that you’re here it’s like springtime
Goodbye to cold winter rain
The broken mirror is mended
The pieces put together again
Doing nothing was the hardest part
Then something changed it was plain to see
Now any room that has you in it
Is a much better place to be

But now’s the time to draw a line
Under the things that were
Too many bridges and too much time
Too much damage done to her
So I’m letting go of all the hurt
Letting go of who’s to blame
I’m letting go of right or wrong
I'm letting go, of yesterday

Been putting my life back together
Now that you’ve found you’re way home
And you’ve got someone to talk to
When you don’t want to be all alone

© joncomusic 2014

Next Time Round
words and music by
john greene


Life's like a stopover in some crummy town
In the end you're just waiting for your flight
I got no mother, I got no wife
Been carrying a suitcase most every night

Time is moving so fast now
Almost feel the turning of the tide
The shadows march across the face
What have I done with my time

For too many nights and too many days
All I did was grow my hair
Next time round gonna hurt people less
Maybe have some success
Next time round

Sometimes the memories crowd in on me
So many days filled with a childs love
When we were struggling to survive
To keep a roof above

I've been a rebel and I've been alone
I wish I could have changed the world
I had my day, down in L.A.
I did all that I could

For too many nights and too many days
All I did was grow my hair
Next time round gonna hurt people less
Maybe have some success
Next time round

© joncomusic 2014

Moving Day
words and music by
john greene


Well above the timberline
Snowline coming up fast
But we will always be together
The future is the same as the past
Moving day
Is not the time for goodbyes

Some days I feel like a hero
Others a pointless old clown
Chasing the clouds over sunsets
Or seeing my dreams crashing down
Moving day
Is not the time for goodbyes

Six months of sobriety
Watching the world thru clear eyes
Seeing my reflection as others may see it
For the first time in an age
Moving day
Is not the time for goodbyes

Well above the timberline
Snowline coming up fast
But we will always be together
The future is the same as the past
Moving day
Is not the time for goodbyes

© joncomusic 2014

It's A Hard Road
words and music by
john greene


Every time I turn around
Another good man gone
Another one waiting
You know it won’t be long
And I don’t know
Where we’re gonna go
And I don’t know
If it’s high or low
But it’s a hard road
It’s a hard road that we’re on
Yeah it’s a long, hard road
It’s got me this far, it can’t be wrong
No, it can’t be wrong, wrong,
wrong, wrong, wrong

Sometimes the good go young
Sometimes they won’t
Sometimes the going goes easy
Sometimes it don’t
And I don’t know
Where we’re gonna go
And I don’t know
If it’s high or low
But it’s a hard road
It’s a hard road that we’re on
Yeah it’s a long, hard road
It's got me this far, it can’t be wrong
No, it can’t be wrong, wrong,
wrong, wrong, wrong

© joncomusic 2014

Separate Rooms
words and music by
john greene


If you stand by what you think and say
You should stand by what you do
It's not the things you leave behind
It's what you take with you
The trouble with burning bridges is
It's so hard to get home
Separate rooms then separate lives
The changes come so soon

Hell is what you find down here
Heaven is how you grew
When the demons disappear
The angels fly off too
The trouble with burning bridges is
It's so hard to get home
Separate rooms then separate lives
The changes come so soon

I won't be here forever
Maybe you'll miss me when I'm gone
How many more times will we have together
Before I'm travelling on

If you stand by what you think and say
You should stand by what you do
When the demons disappear
The angels fly off too
The trouble with burning bridges is
It's so hard to get home
Separate rooms then separate lives
The changes come so soon

If you stand by what you think and say
You should stand by what you do
When the demons disappear
The angels fly off too

© joncomusic 2014

Ask Yourself Why
words and music by
john greene


When will we learn,
The answer’s always inside yourself.
Your money to burn,
Won’t make you somebody else

There are no free rides,
I learned that all by myself.
See the truth past the lies,
Only you have the magic spell

Ask yourself why,
Don’t just follow anothers parade,
That’s the point of this whole charade,
To ask yourself why

Nobody knows,
The secret of the great mystery.
There’s nothing to show
No door or no pathway home

Ask yourself why,
Don’t just follow anothers parade,
That’s the point of this whole charade,
To ask yourself why

Ask yourself why,
Don’t rely on the charlatans,
To make you a better man
Just ask yourself why

© joncomusic 2014

Someday Soon
words and music by
john greene


It takes a while to understand
That it's over in the blink of an eye
This is the way we come
And the way we go
Can this be all there is
I don't believe it's so
But someday soon I'll know

Do the best you can
Deal with what that brings
When you cross the great divide
You'll do it on your own
The big change is going to come
Will I disappear or grow
Someday soon I'll know

Don't you grieve when I leave
If it's yourself you're crying for
Mother, lover, brother, friend
Soon going to meet again
Can this be all there is
I don't believe it's so
But someday soon I'll know

© joncomusic 2014

To the Desert
words and music by
john greene


There's a restless freedom
Flows from the mountains
Down thru the valleys
Towards the sea

It carries with it
A sense of purpose
and belonging
But not for me

I want to go back
To the desert
To see that endless sky

But I sit here dreaming
An ocean distant
And sometimes
I ache for you

© joncomusic 2014