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Leavin' It All Behind - Songs From An Expat

Leavin' It All Behind - Songs From An Expat

by John Cain

Released 11/23/2017
All World Music
Released 11/23/2017
All World Music
A collection of songs composed in South America. Videos for these tunes on Youtube and on "Video" tab on this website.
℗ © 2017 John Cain/All World Music
NOTES
All songs composed and performed by John Cain. All instruments and vocals John Cain with the exception of "If I Could Dance" - female vocal KatieCat
John Cain
John Cain

Story

   A philosophical, gospel train song.

Lyrics

There is an old freight train

just a chuggin’ on down the line

ain’t paying nobody no never mind

just leaving it all behind.

 

I feel like that freight train

just rollin’ on down that track

I fly from the falling rain

never ever lookin’ back

 

Away from all them liars,

Their fires and their desires,

Away from all those cheaters,

the thieves and deceivers of my soul

 

And if’n I be that train

I’d not haul they’ heavy freight

nor their toxic crates of heartache

not their boxcars full of hate

 

I’d roll right out that station,

straight up midnight on the dot.

Their perfidies degradations

‘d be forgiven but not forgot

 

I am that old freight train

just leavin’ it all behind 

Woo, woo

 

John Cain
11/20/2017
John Cain

Story

Lyrics

I miss your seductive and passionate ways

and your love and your friendship

and your smiling face

Your natural spirit and the song in your soul,

but most of all I miss your total energy

and closeness.

 

Before you came along I had given up on finding

a true love in this world.

But you are the exception to every rule

and without a doubt you are

a very magic girl.

 

I can’t wait to have you close again.

I can’t wait to have you close.

I can’t wait to have you close again.

I can’t wait to have you close.

 

I miss morning coffee and the way you love cats

and the way you look happy when you water the plants.

When you’re singing and scatting and playing guitar

or kissing my face then I see who

you really are,

and I love you.

 

We finally found a way to get pat the past

to quit doing our act and to take off our masks,

And you started to see the kins of man I really am

and not just some one who’s here

to make you sorry.

 

I can’t wait to have you close again.

I can’t wait to have you close.

I can’t wait to have you close again.

I can’t wait to have you close.

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John Cain

Story

Lyrics

Gots to have my Coffee In The morning

It make me feel alright

Gots to have my Coffee In The morning

It make me feel alright

When the sunrise is stinging my eyes

and the cook is singing ( whistling )

while the bacon fries 

it’s alright

 

The first thang in the morning

when I falls out of bed

I gots to chug that mocha java

just to ease my aching head

 

Don’t need no cream or sugar (shugah)

gots have it black and hot

throw a couple of cups right down my neck, 

then I gots to chug the whole damn pot

 

Gots to have my Coffee In The morning

It make me feel alright

Gots to have my Coffee In The morning

It make me feel alright

When the sunrise is stinging my eyes

and the cook is singing ( whistling )

while the bacon fries 

it’s alright

 

the last thing I remember

before I hit the sack

we was shooting shots of cuervo                

and then every thing went black

 

next thing I remember 

I was lying on the floor

I jumped right up, slap my face

and I shot me a couple more

 

That’s why I gots to have my….

Coffee In The morning

It make me feel alright

Gots to have my Coffee In The morning

It make me feel alright

When the sunrise is stinging my eyes

and the cook is singing ( whistling )

while the bacon fries 

it’s alright

 

John Cain
John Cain

Story

Lyrics

If I could dance

I’d wanna dance like Fred Astaire 

and have his style and flair

as I glide down the stairs

If I could dance

I’d dance away all your cares

 

If I could dance

I’d dance like bubbles in champagne           

I’d be singing in the rain

and though it sounds insane

If I could dance 

I’d dance away all your pain

(refrain)

If I could dance 

I’d dance away your blues

If I Could Dance

I’d dance with you

 

(female verses)

If I could dance

I’d dance like Rita Hayworth

a long slit up my skirt,

and I’d be such a flirt !

If I could dance,

I’d dance away your hurt

 

If I could dance

I’d dance like Ginger Rodgers 

That would best surreal

rI imagine how I’d feel

dancing backwards with Fred Astaire

and in high heels

 (refrain)

If I could dance 

I’d dance away your blues

If I Could Dance

I’d dance with you

 

(duet verse)

If we could dance 

like the Nicholas Brothers did

M: across the floor we’d skid

F: you’d probably break a rib

    You’re  no Gene Kelly

M: Well, you’re no Liza Minelli

 

But,

If we could dance

we’d dance a waltz by Strauss

We’d glide around the house

and we’d be free

 

F: We’d dance the cha cha cha

M: I won’t step on your paws

and we would break the laws

of gravity 

(refrain)

M: If I could dance

     would you dance with me?

F: Put on your dancing shoes,

    I’ll dance with you

(refrain-together)

If I could dance 

I’d dance away your blues

If I Could Dance

I’d dance with you!

 

John Cain
John Cain

Story

Lyrics

I come way down here

try to start again

That lonely rolling thunder

seems to be my only friend

And every day the sad rain fallin’, 

don’t even wash away my sins.

 

It’s a bad pain calling

like it never gonna go away

Sad rain falling every day

the cats can’t even play

seems like it never gonna stop

feels like my soul’s about to rot

 

 

It’s a sad rain falling

Don’t know where the sunshine went

It’s a sad rain falling

Don’t know where the sunshine went

It’s raining on my instrument

got no way to pay my rent.

 

It’s a sad rain falling

Ever since I come ‘ this town

I just can’t seem to get off

on that sweet stuff comin’ down

I try to get back on my feet

But I just keep on fallin’ down

 

John Cain
John Cain

Story

Lyrics

Between the dusk and dawn

I feel like I just can’t go on

the world could just stop spinning

no music and no more songs  

just let it be ending

I listened to the sky

its sad song made me cry   

When I had lost my will

I climbed up on the hill

and there I stayed

until I saw the rainbow fade

 

And if the sun goes down

the night is the beginning now

the world surely is spinning  

moon magic and stars and clouds 

trees in the wind singing

listening to the moon

I wrestled with a tune

When I asked her for the answer

She told me dreams are dancers 

that fade away and disappear 

and end too soon

 

And then the sun came up

The world still must be whirling ‘round

the world surely is spinning

seed magic inside the ground

bird music and singing

 I listened to the sun

A new song had begun

and I was born again

where have I been?

like sunshine to a seed

it set my spirit free

 

John Cain
John Cain

Story

Lyrics

Nights are getting cold
Another autumn rolls around.
The trees are looking old,
Their leaves are falling on the ground. In the sky the crows are crowing.
The snow will soon be snowing.
The feeling in the air,
It always makes me think of you.

I don’t want to spend
Another October alone.
Are you still my friend
Or is this whole relationship blown?

Maybe you think I’m just too crazy.

Maybe you get too stoned,

But please don’t let me spend

Another October alone.

Barefoot summer clover
and dreams of sweet Octobers
Burned by kisses hotter than the August sun.

Like a turn of the earth
And a whirl of the world we are.

Warm summer skies
Changing into autumn stars

Baby, I just can’t stay here,

Maybe I can’t go home
But, please don’t let me spend

Another October alone.

It’s just because October
Is the time when things are over
And nothing new is gonna start again till spring.

Baby, I just can’t stay here, Maybe I can’t go home
But, please don’t let me spend Another October alone.

I don’t want to spend
Another October....
I really don’t wanna have to spend October without you

 

John Cain
John Cain

Lyrics

Sitting here in my underwear

singing you this song

An awful lot folks been saying I am wrong

but I don’t talk to them for very long

 

They say you’re only as good as your stash

If that be the case I need a pond of hash

Sitting here in my underwear 

singing you this song

 

Sitting here in my underwear

feeling mighty low

a lot of folks been trying to tell me where to go

but I think they’re full of bull and they don’t really know

 

They say “do this” and they say “do that”

but all they really want to do is make me fat!

Sitting here in my underwear

feeling mighty low

 

Sitting here in my underwear

feeling kind of blue

people always try to tell me I am through

I just look at them and say “boo hoo”

Everybody always tell me what I should do

But they all just another monkey in the zoo

So I’m just sitting here in my underwear

singing you this song

 

John Cain
John Cain
John Cain
John Cain
John Cain
John Cain

Story

 Inspired by a stay in Galicia, Spain in 2017

Lyrics

Sueño de una noche en A Coruña

La noche magia fiesta de San Xoan

hay chica con sonrisa color de luna

cuando yo cantaba una canción

 

con solo una picara mirada

parece que invitaba el amor

morenos ojos, mi alma tocada

Morenos como trigo

morenos como los higos

como el chocolate del ecuador

en A Coruña

mi esperanza

es que en tu boca

podria darte

sabor de menta

y una poca 

de canela

como en la antigua

canción me mandó

de A Coruña

de mis sueños

 

 

I dream of a night in A Coruña

the magic night of fiesta San Xoan

there’s a girl with a moon-colored smile

while I was singing a song

 

with only one mischeivous glance

that seemed to invite love

brown eyes, my soul was touched

 

brown eyes like wheat

brown like figs

like the chocolate from Ecuador

in A Coruña.

and my hope is

that in your mouth

I could give you

the taste of mint

and a little

cinnamon

like in the old song

you sent me of A Coruña

of my dream

 

John Cain
John Cain