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THE MUSIC

The Trans-American Treatment

by Amy Jo Johnson

Released 2001
Sneaky Alligator Records
Released 2001
Sneaky Alligator Records
This debut album is a compilation of original sexy, organic, rock tunes which give her once folksy style of writting the feeling of being plugged in and turned on.
  • 03:21 Lyrics
    Fairway

    Fairway

    I'm home again
    out of control
    my life is a tangled web
    not a tangible thing to hold

    slippin into the fairway again

    on the edge of a hill
    where the mummies meet the day
    I saw a raven of fear
    that the forest will betray
    so I stepped to the
    side of the ledge
    I held my wings wide
    give me freedom I said
    as I stepped from the side

    slippin into the fairway again

    pleased to meet the moonlit sun
    on the brink of the edge of a wave
    pleased to meet the moonlit sun
    and follow it to a new day

    slippin into the fairway again

    don't be sad said the mummy to the man
    because if you don't put up a fight
    you'll never see the scam

    slippin into the fairway again

    pleased to meet the moonlit sun
    on the brink of the edge of a wave
    pleased to meet the moonlit sun
    and follow it to a new day

    slippin into the fairway again

    SO I STEPPED TO THE SIDE OF THE LEDGE
    I HELD MY WINGS WIDE
    GIVE ME FREEDOM I SAID
    AS I STEPPED FROM THE SIDE

    I'm home again
    out of control
    my life is a tangled web
    not a tangible thing to hold

  • 04:16 Lyrics
    Splashin Rain

    Splashin rain

    If you fall down and die
    you'll be a star in the sky
    and when the rain starts to fall
    you'll be splashing around us all

    little girls crack and they break
    you know I know her name
    and she's dancing upstairs
    with all the angels that once lived here

    [chorus]

    falling down in the up
    flying high on the breeze
    god bless all of us
    count your blessings on your knees

    and all the gods are having a ball
    I'll be attending it all
    happy, happy, to see me
    on the day when the stars are free

    [chorus]

    If I fall down and die
    I'll be a star in the sky
    and when the rain starts to fall
    I'll be splashing around you all

  • 04:16 Lyrics
    Simple Man

    Simple man

    Did you feel my love?
    Did you feel it rain?
    Did I touch your soul or was it all in vain?

    Be careful of your ego my friend
    I feel it's your worse disease.
    And be careful of that solitude
    you so desperately need.

    Oh my love the time we spent
    flying and flying everywhere we went.
    I was like a butterfly who had just found wings.
    Caught in the middle and half way in-between.
    It's a desperate place to be.
    Seems like you're spinning in circles out of control.

    Did you feel my love?
    Did you feel it rain?
    Did I touch your soul or was it all in vain?

    Be careful of your ego my friend
    I feel it's your worst disease.
    And be careful of that solitude
    you so desperately need.

    So when the laughter has finally disappeared
    and you're just a simple man standing here
    I ask you who are you going to be?

    When the dream has finally faded away
    and you're just another man on another day
    I ask you who are you going to be?

  • 03:03 Lyrics
    Purple Skies

    Purple skies

    Purple skies, butterflies, and lovethis is what I'm looking for.
    Raindrops, dandelions, sacrifice
    is this what your looking for?

    Do you see me? Do you love me?

    Little girl cries as she waits for the fairy tale.
    Knights in shining armor is her game.
    Mesmerized by infatuation

    Purple skies, butterflies, and love
    raindrops, dandelions, sacrifice
    this is what I'm looking for.

    Do you see me? Do you love me?

    Little girl cries as she waits for the fairy tale.
    Knights in shining armor is her game.
    Mesmerized by infatuation I heard
    her say I hope some day.
    Don't be sad if tomorrow becomes yesterday
    and the candle still wishes for the dream.
    The man she knew when she was seven
    will steal her heart and find her way.

  • 03:59 Lyrics
    Panic

    Panic

    What is this world that we all have to bear?
    Is it the same as it is for you, are we going anywhere?
    I don't know.
    We all wake up in the morning.
    We all take a breath.
    We all search for comfort.
    We all have our tests.
    How are you?

    chorus:
    Pick up the pieces and kiss them goodbye
    it keeps on moving so don't even try.
    And the dandelion has it's day then it wilts
    and it dies and the seeds fly away.

    I have my coffee.
    I have my dog.
    I've got my guitar, and thank god I've got love.
    How about you?
    All these little necessities to help see
    us through this long day of life.

    [chorus]

    Hard to be simple.
    Hard to be true.
    Hard to keep searching to find something new.
    Freedom comes when you're alone.
    Keep on trucking you're almost done.
    Keep on trucking you're almost done.

    And after the long day is done I hope you can
    look back and say, “boy that was fun”.
    And all those tambourines are still ringing in your head.
    And the next time you wake you're in somebody else's bed.

    [chorus]

    All the dandelion seeds fly away.

  • 04:04 Lyrics
    Cat in the Snow

    Cat in the snow

    waiting inside me
    she sees her reflection
    she hides
    she does not speak
    down in the valley of trials and confusion
    she cries
    but is not weak
    and I'm here
    and I'm awake
    and I'm tired of today
    cause it goes on and on and on
    after a moment of time and delusion
    I feel her heart break
    so I ask forgiveness
    and pray revolution
    will steal her soul away
    but I'm here and I'm awake
    and I'm tired of today
    cause it goes on and on and on

  • 04:22 Lyrics
    Little Bit

    Little bit

    Don't ever mistake my patience for being to kind.
    Don't ever mistake my solitude for having a good time.

    because you pick me up and pour me out
    because you pick me up and pour me out

    chorus:
    Give me something to believe in.
    Give me something to love.
    Give me a little bit of anything
    and I'll give you a sign from above.

    because you pick me up and you pour me out

    Don't ever give me the season to move on
    because I'll pack up my reasons and I'll be gone.
    Don't ever mistake my gratitude for need
    because I'll mistake your emptiness for greed.

    [chorus]

    because you pick me up and you pour me out
    because you pick me up and you pour me out

    Deliverance is just tangled up misfits in my head.

    Don't ever mistake my patience for being to kind.
    Don't ever mistake my solitude for having a good time.
    because you pick me up and you pour me out

    [chorus]

    Deliverance is just tangled up misfits in my head.

  • 03:31 Lyrics
    Crazier Than You

    Crazier than you

    1964
    I'll never forget when you walked through that door
    oh, god you were my James Dean
    and I was your dream

    19 still dreaming like a baby
    that's when I had our first child
    through our son I became a woman
    and you became a man

    and you looked at me, and I looked at you
    we both smiled because there was
    nothing we could do
    and I was crazier than you
    but you loved me

    I was crazier then you baby you loved me
    I was crazier in denim blue and coffee for you crazy

    love grows sour
    so we had to pull through
    and I found refuge in god and
    I guess you just found you
    so I found refuge in god and I guess you just found you

    and you looked at me, and I looked at you
    we both smiled because there was
    nothing we could do
    and I was still crazier than you
    ya, you loved me

    I was crazier than you and baby you loved me
    I was crazier in denim blue and coffee for you baby
    I was crazier in summertime on P-town wine crazy
    I was crazy

    30 years have now gone by
    we sit silently together and cry
    and my James Dean still holds me tight
    while thoughts of forgiveness creep
    through the night
    and memories

    and you looked at me, and I looked at you
    we both smile because there was nothing we can do
    and I'm still crazier than you
    ya, you love me, you love me, you loved me

  • 04:07 Lyrics
    Jimmy

    Jimmy

    Me and Jimmy and on a Sunday afternoon
    drinking wine down by the sea.
    Mildatilda on a sandy dune
    Jimmy and I we were happy.

    Until the moon fell under the sun

    Sea street summers and getting high
    nothing left to do but just smile.
    Watching the tide roll out
    underneath the eastern skies.
    Oh, at least I'm enjoying the ride.

    Until the moon fell under the sun
    Now life's begun

    chorus:
    Rosemary where you been?
    Playing in the tall grass again?
    Rosemary where you been?
    Did you fall?

    4th of July was life on chapin beach at night.
    Throwing no worries to the sky.
    And the angels cried when little Renee she died
    all our answers had no name.

    Until the moon fell under the sun
    Now life's begun

    [chorus]

    So we ran to the night like children on a runaway kite.
    Holding hands and trying to feel free.
    Even Superman will cry when he sees himself pass by.
    Won't you walk slow with me.

  • 03:36 Lyrics
    Counting Sheep

    Counting sheep

    hello, I think I'm now awake
    sorry I made the mistake of dreaming it was you

    goodbye, to that castle in the sky
    to my prince from lives gone by
    I guess it was just a lie

    the time, the time, the time keeps slippin away

    chorus:
    true love the idealistic daydream
    close my eyes cause it's only when I'm asleep
    lay me down idealistic daydream
    forever counting your sheep
    I just want to go back to sleep

    so I ask you now
    how'd you take my breath away
    how'd you touch my soul that day
    never intending to stay

    the time, the time, the time keeps slippin away

  • 03:02 Lyrics
    Goodbye

    Goodbye

    do you see me like I see you
    do you hear me when I speak of you
    do you feel me when I'm loving you
    do you see me because I see you

    but it's goodbye again

    I saw your world from the side
    a simple glimpse of the pleasures you pride
    now it's back to my own reality
    I wish you could see me

    but it's goodbye again

    he chases the snow while I chase my dreams
    so my life just got cold
    dancing alone in the dark it always seems
    to be with him is to be bold

    cause it's goodbye again

    [2x chorus]

    Until the moon fell under the sun
    Now life's begun

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