SINGER / SONGWRITER / GUITARIST
SINGER / SONGWRITER / GUITARIST / PEDAL STEEL PLAYER
TIME TO REMEMBER

Love Fades Away
words and music by
john greene


Now we’re not even lovers,
I can’t be angry anymore
Not gonna hide under the covers
Or sit behind no bolted door

If you find you hate to argue
But you also hate to lose
There’s only one thing that you can do,
Bite the bullet and refuse

Cos love fades away
A little every day
Black turns to grey
And night becomes day

I know you used to love me,
It was written on your back
But as making love is easy,
Breaking up can make you crack

But love fades away
A little every day
Black turns to grey
And work becomes play, believe me

© joncomusic 2006

One Last Time
words and music by
john greene


Little people living pointless lives
Are preconditioned to love,
Any distant god any royal we,
Any star from above
But you’re no better than I am,
I’m no different to you
All you do is stand and wave
As the party goes through
One last time

And what do they deserve,
For the things that are done in their name
As the curtains close on their dinosaur world,
Do they feel any shame
New rules for a new world,
The end of an era awaits
For they also serve who do much more
Than only stand and wave
One last time

© joncomusic 2006

Time To Remember
words and music by
john greene


In every life there’s a time to remember
A time to let the past go by
A time to rip like the end of December
A time to live while you wait to die

If everyone we ever hurt got better
If everyone we ever lost got found
If everything we ever broke got mended
If every train was homeward bound

Took so long proving, things to be true
That from the beginning, I already knew

There are times when I know what I’m doing
And then there are times when I truly don’t
Sometimes I know the answer
Before I know the question
Sometimes I try and then I won’t

In every life there’s a time to remember
A time to let the past go by
A time to rip like the end of December
A time to live while youwait to die

© joncomusic 2006

Winter
words and music by
john greene


Today is the last day of summer
Come on sun come and get me
One last time
Tomorrow I’ll take my boots out
Walking in the rain
To an empty table in an empty bar room

To look for a better time coming
Is a good way to be
When surviving is something to do
If there’s no place left to run to,
Then you can be free
But part of me is always waiting for you

Frost in the early, early morning
Diesel fumes hang in the air
Smoke rising straight into a starlit sky
Steamy windows, log fire bright

To look for a better time coming
Is a good way to be
When surviving is something to do
If there’s no place left to run to,
Then you can be free
But part of me is always waiting for you
Yes part of me is always waiting

© joncomusic 2006

A Life Like Mine
words and music by
john greene


Hello mother I safely arrived,
At the halfway mark
Halfway to paradise or halfway to hell,
Halfway to life in the dark
Poet or parrot, hero or thief,
I’m trying to make up my mind
Whether a twentieth century boy,
Can leave the memories behind

Spent half my time traveling,
Never to arrive
Spent the other half wondering,
Never to decide
The game gets easier as you grow old,
But no-one wants youto play
You end up in a playground sitting,
Swinging your life away

My phonographic memory lives on charity bizarre
And my manic panic never gets me very far
But 1 wouldn’t change anything,
Though I didn’t always shine
No I wouldn’t change any part of a life like mine

I’m proud of the things that I’ve learnt
And most of the things that I’ve done
Knowing a man who knew Cassidy
Meeting Mandela’s son

My phonographic memory lives on charity bizarre
And my manic panic never gets me very far
But 1 wouldn’t change anything,
Though I didn’t always shine
No I wouldn’t change any part of a life like mine

© joncomusic 2006

Plymouth Road
words and music by
john greene


Driving down a road,
I saw signs to my past
A weight of memories tumbled down
I felt just like a bird,
That can never land
Full of hidden shallowness

If I become the person
I said I’d never be
There’ll be nothing left that’s right,
In this life for me
On the Plymouth road

Driving down a road,
I saw signs to my past
A weight of memories tumbled down
I’m not trying to wave,
I’m not trying to drown
I’m just trying to come around

If I become the person
I said I’d never be
There’ll be nothing left that’s right,
In this life for me
On the Plymouth road

© joncomusic 2006

I Ran Away
words and music by
john greene


I ran around the world,
Leaving the past behind
I didn’t carry much I’d never need
Only the ties that bind
Kept burning all my bridges,
Though nothing burns for long
A little love a little tenderness
Another reason to move on

Maybe I’d stopped caring
Maybe I was only bored
As if the act of leaving
Was its own reward
I couldn’t stay, another day, I ran away

I never wanted the American dream,
Just didn’t care to play
I disappeared into the setting sun
I threw a ball away
I ran away from lovers,
I ran away from Spain
I ran away from the fear of failing
Then ran right back again

Maybe I’d stopped caring
Maybe I was only bored
As if the act of leaving
Was its own reward
I couldn’t stay, another day, I ran away

© joncomusic 2006

Morning Will Come
words and music by
john greene


Welcome to earth
On a kindergarten trip
Here we are all just passengers,
Trying to sink the ship

Civilization and progress
Seem never identical things
The world will become what it becomes
Over and over again

Crimes against the planet
Remember John and Janet

Give me something to believe in,
Forget the Alamo
Take me to Sunnydale,
And morning will come
Yeah morning will come

Crimes against the planet
Remember John and Janet

© joncomusic 2006

Small Town Boys
words and music by
john greene


Local yokels, tiny minds,
Dragging me out of my dreams
Mr and Mrs Beefcake Cowboy
Out for a Saturday night

Plastic toys for little boys
Three squares and somewhere to sleep
Some jazz groceries
And some late night dipping
But don’t you dare to dive too deep

Small town bores
You haven’t learned a thing
Thank god my competitive streak
Is wider than yours
You small town boys
You’re prisoners in paradise

You can’t even see the cage for the bars
You’re prisoners in paradise

© joncomusic 2006

Is That Too Much To Ask
words and music by
john greene


Too many people, and too much noise
Entertainment, for the girls and boys
Look at me, I’m on tv
Got my phone, cant you see me

One by one, the vandals get
A little closer, to the gates
Stay on your side, of the fence
Keep off my side, if you've got any sense

Don’t sue me, and I wont sue you,
Don’t shoot me, and I wont shoot you,
Is that too much to ask

Please don’t throw, your garbage at me
And I wont throw, my garbage at you

Don’t sue me, and I wont sue you,
Don’t shoot me, and I wont shoot you,
Be on my side and I'll be on yours,
Stand together, for the cause,
Don’t sue me, and I wont sue you,
Don’t shoot me, and I wont shoot you,

Is that too much to ask ?

© joncomusic 2006

Don't Be Afraid
words and music by
john greene


Every day the rain falls,
every day the wind blows
But a change in the weather,
means nothing at all

Don’t be afraid of crying,
it’s not as black as it seems
Don’t be afraid, No, Don’t be afraid

Next time I’ll remember,
this days mistakes
No nothing comes free here,
except the heartaches

Don’t be afraid of laughing,
its only swimming downstream
Don’t be afraid, No, Don’t be afraid

Life's too short to waste your time
Worrying about what might be
Tomorrow will be a better day
If you face it fearlessly

As riders change horses,
like a snake sheds its skin
As one chapters ending another begins

Don’t be afraid of dying,
it’s only a dream
Don’t be afraid, No, Don’t be afraid

© joncomusic 2006