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Keep A Light On

by Jon Christopher Allen

Released 04/28/2015
Sojourn Records
Released 04/28/2015
Sojourn Records
NYC artist. Raw, authentic lyrics written in a bed of rhythm. Music that moves the body and mind. New Album, "Keep a Light On" available now.
  • 04:16 Lyrics
    This Is Our Time

    you can see it all on the streets of the city
    from lovers in love to others in a fight for survival
    and in the rush of the sound and the light
    sometimes I want to lose it
    ‌somewhere in the noise I can hear music
    somewhere in the noise I can hear music

    These are my people
    This is our time
    Together where learning
    Together were going to leave em behind
    We never had more beauty
    We never been closer to shine
    These are my people this is our time

    now I work all day at a job I can't feel in
    I stare into the eye of each passer by
    I know their searching for some deeper meaning
    everybody wants some ground to plant their seeds in
    I'm the type that needs something to believe in
    I'm the type that needs something to believe

    These are my people this is our time
    Together where growing
    Together were going to leave em behind
    We never had more knowledge
    We never been closer to find
    These are my people and this is our time this is our time

    INSTRUMENTAL

    These are my people this is our time
    Together where working
    Together were going to leave em behind
    We never had more power
    We never had so much on the line
    These are my people this is our time
    These are my people this is our time
    Together we're learning
    Together were going to leave em behind
    We never had more angels
    Ready and willing to climb
    These are my people this is our time

  • 04:03 Lyrics
    Care Too Much

    bless your heart you want to get on top
    you want that view from the roof of the world
    and there ain't no stopping till you drink the last drop
    and lay with every beautiful girl
    and you know more then you know
    I hope that you enjoyed the show
    now lean your head back reach your hands up to the sky

    Not like I don't care enough
    I ain’t giving up
    Not like I can't feel your touch
    It's that I care too much I care too much

    make a dollar on your dime
    reach your hand inside the womb of the world
    till there’s nothing precious left to find
    precious is your mind
    where we going to run to now
    we could still come together some how
    don't believe cause I tell you so

    Not like I don't care enough
    I ain’t giving up
    Not like I can't feel your touch
    It's that I feel too much
    Not like I don't care enough
    I ain’t giving up
    Not like I can't feel your touch
    It's that I care too much I care too much

    Heaven and hell base it all off of instincts
    Though they mean well don’t give a damn what our friends think
    No man will ever stop this pens ink
    When the pen hits the paper they are one and they are in synch
    No mean to ruin the surprise I surmise
    but I guarantee I’ll see you like the hunger in a wolves eyes
    Verbal exercise trying to get my weight up
    Styles like the dawn to catch it you got to wake up
    I’m on the hunt for a blunt in the buried treasure
    Must be David Bowie cause I’m under so much pressure
    Let you slide but next time I’m going to get you
    Cocaine lyrics got you addicted to the pleasure
    Never let these haters hate thinking they can have a taste
    School me to the game son you didn’t even graduate
    Last in class moving at a masters pace
    I’m moving at a faster rate then all the rats up in the race

    (2Xs)
    Not like I don't care enough

    I ain’t giving up
    Not like I can't feel your touch
    It's that I feel too much
    Not like I don't care enough
    I ain’t giving up
    Not like I can't feel your touch
    It's that I care too much I care to much

     

     

  • 03:27 Lyrics
    Can't Let Go

    tell me baby just one more time
    don’t make me sit all alone and cry
    it’s over, over but I can’t let go
    like a cat in water a fish in a tree
    you don’t event want to talk to me
    it’s over, but I can’t let go

    she won’t take me back when I come around
    she says she’s sorry as she puts me out
    I got a big chain around my neck
    and I’m going down like a train wreck I’m going down

    And its over baby over but I can’t let go, na na
    And its over baby over but I can’t let go, na na

    see I got a candle and it burns so bright
    by my window every night
    it’s over and I know it but I can’t let go
    you don’t like to see me hanging round
    I been shot but I won’t go down
    it’s over, but I can’t let go

    she won’t take me back when I come around
    she says she’s sorry as she puts me out
    I got a big chain around my neck
    and I’m going down like a train wreck, I’m going down

    And its over baby over but I can’t let go, na na
    And its over baby over but I can’t let go, na na

    you turn off trouble like your turning of a light
    went off and left me and it just ain’t right
    round every corner something I see
    bring me right back how it use to be
    bring me right back how it use to be
    bring me right back how it use to be
    bring me right back how it use to be
    you bring me right back

    And its over baby over but I can’t let go, na na
    And its over baby over but I can’t let go, na na
    And its over baby over but I can’t let go, na na
    And its over baby over but I can’t let go, na na
    na na, na na, na na, na na, na na, na na, na na

  • 04:08 Lyrics
    Keep A Light On

    I can't hear you child
    we must of had a bad connection
    out there somewhere
    where you don't get reception
    you may need somebody
    to help you forget it all

    I can't see you child
    distance blurs my vision
    it can be a dark world
    in the day we live in
    find your truth and let it lead you
    it will never stray you wrong

    I keep a light on I keep a light on
    I keep a light on I keep a light on
    I Carry it with me everywhere I go
    So in case you need to you can find your way home

    I can't teach you child
    all I had I've given
    and its hard out there
    when your trying to make a living
    don't let no one stop you now
    there going to try but your to far gone to far gone

    I keep a light on I keep a light on
    I keep a light on I keep a light on
    I Carry it with me everywhere I go
    So in case you need to you can find your way home

    and you out there
    In sometime somewhere
    ain't you out there
    In sometime somewhere

    I keep a light on I keep a light on
    I keep a light on I keep a light on
    I keep a light on I keep a light on
    I keep a light on I keep a light on
    I carry it with me everywhere I go
    So in case you need to you can find your way home
    So in case you need to you can find your way home

  • 04:15 Lyrics
    Girl That's Crazy

    they say that girl is crazy
    and how she's cut from a different stone
    she like man and woman
    and she like to leave them with their hearts torn
    they say that girl is crazy
    she'll make you feel better then you ever before
    she'll give you everything that she has
    but she'll take from you even more
    yeah she'll take from you even more

    I get drawn to the fire
    I'm getting older but I ain't getting wiser
    And I know I'm a liar
    But I'm searching for the truth
    All the years that I try and I try and I try
    But it always seems to be I go back to the girl that's crazy

    they say that girl is crazy
    she'll know you from the lines on the palm of your hand
    she'll look right through you
    and tell you what the futures planned
    they say that girl is crazy
    and how she come from a broken home
    she's got a void inside her that no one can fill
    maybe one day with a child of her own
    maybe one day with a child of her own

    I get drawn to the fire
    I'm older but I ain't getting wiser
    And I know I'm a liar
    But I'm searching for the truth
    All the years that I try and I try and I try
    But it always seems to be I go back to the girl that's crazy

    INSTRUMENTAL

    I get drawn to the fire
    Getting older but I ain't getting wiser
    And I know I'm a liar
    But I'm searching for the truth
    All the years that I try and I try and I try
    But it always seems to be
    yeah it always seems to be
    yeah it always seems to be
    Always seem I go back to the girl that's crazy

    They say that girl is crazy
    And how she's cut from a different stone
    She like man and woman
    And she likes to leave em with their hearts torn

  • 04:06 Lyrics
    Just A Wave, Not The Water

    thirst is not the answer, oceans come and go
    I loved her seven seas worth, Lord I loved her so
    she let me down so easy, one drop at a time
    ‌I would've killed myself but it made no sense
    committing suicide in self defense
    but I lost everything I brought her when she said baby

    She said baby you're just a wave, you're not the water, you're not the water

    centuries ago living on the gold coast
    she was still in love with some long, gone ghost
    I was only trying to turn back the tide of her tears
    ‌I felt like an endless ocean, rolling through the fog
    full emotion drifting like a weather beaten log
    and I thought that I out thought her till she said baby

    When she said baby, you're just a wave, you're not the water, you're not the water
    She said baby, you're just a wave, you're not the water, you're not the water
    Whoohoo, Whoohoo, Whoohoo, Whoohoo

    I said someday we'll love again and then you'll know the score
    I've taught you everything I know and maybe even more
    that's true she said, more than you ever will
    ‌I said I've been your raging river, precious African queen
    I've shown you everything that I've ever seen
    but she knew more than I had taught her when she said baby

    When she said baby, you're just a wave, you're not the water, you're not the water
    She said baby, you're just a wave, you're not the water, you're not the water
    She said baby, you're just a wave, you're not the water, you're not the water
    She said baby, you're just a wave, you're not the water, you're not the water
    Whoohoo, Whoohoo, Whoohoo, Whoohoo

  • 04:10 Lyrics
    Slow Dancing To A Fast Song

    slow walking in this fast town
    under jet planes LaGuardia bound
    trembling and I need a steady hand
    I still want to get you when you land
    I can get you on the line
    but that just ain't the same
    someone else is waiting at the baggage claim

    and I'm slow dancing to a fast song
    tempos picked up and moved on
    there's a rhythm and there’s a time to get on
    I'm slow dancing to a fast song

    out my window in the night time
    I look down at the street life and then up at the sky line
    and In the background I hear the T.V
    all these channels and nothing to see
    I'm going to take an N train to the city
    and pour some whisky
    down this whole in my heart

    and I'm slow dancing to a fast song
    tempos picked up and moved on
    there's a rhythm and there’s a time to get on
    I'm slow dancing to a fast song

    and I wonder what your wearing
    and the thoughts that you are sharing
    who you may be caring for now
    in that way that only you know how

    and I'm slow dancing to a fast song
    tempos picked up and moved on
    there's a rhythm and there’s a time to get on
    slow dancing to a fast song

    and I'm slow dancing to a fast song
    tempos picked up and moved on
    there's a rhythm and there’s a time to get on
    slow dancing to a fast song and I'm slow dancing to a fast song

    girl you got me slow walking in this fast town
    under jet planes LaGuardia bound

  • 03:52 Lyrics
    Come Back Around

    you were the strong one
    you were like the sun pulled down real low, real low
    you were the only one
    ever really knew me at all, knew me at all
    and my heart is beating now
    you can hear some how

    Ain't no use in lying to each other
    Hurting one another
    We still got time we still long to discover
    We ain't so lost we can't be found
    I feel the tide rising up
    Our love come back around
    Now let your love come back around whoooo

    you were the hard one
    you wouldn't give to easy
    but when you did it came from inside
    and you fell like a landslide
    my heart is beating now
    you can hear some how

    Ain't no use in lying to each other
    Hurting one another
    We still got time we still long to discover
    We ain't so lost we can't be found
    I feel the tide rising up
    Our love come back around
    Now let your love come back around whoooo

    INSTRUMENTAL

    Ain't no use in lying to each other
    Hurting one another
    We still got time we still long to discover
    We ain't so lost we can't be found
    I feel the tide rising up
    We take off we touch down
    Now let your love come back around whoooo
    Let your love come back around whoooo
    Let your love come back around whoooo
    Let your love come back around whoooo

  • 04:36 Lyrics
    Waiting On You

    here I am waiting
    waiting on you
    here I am trying to see this waiting through
    so I can hold you
    the way I want to hold you
    to leave this world for a while
    here I am thinking thinking of you
    here I am thinking of how I want to
    I want to know you I really want to know
    ‌how you spread your arms and fly so free

    Waiting on who
    Waiting on who
    I'm waiting on
    Waiting on you

    here I am wanting
    wanting on you
    here I am wanting you to know the truth
    truth is I need you
    I want to breath you
    and feel you rush like water over me

    Waiting on who
    Waiting on who
    I’m waiting on
    Waiting on you

    Waiting on who
    Waiting on who
    I'm waiting on
    Waiting on you

    Give it all to me right now
    Give it all to me right now
    Give it all to me right now
    Give it all
    waiting on
    waiting on
    waiting on
    waiting on

    Waiting on who
    Waiting on who
    I’m waiting on
    Waiting on you

    Waiting on who
    Waiting on who
    I'm waiting on
    Waiting on you

  • 04:11 Lyrics
    So Alive

    A strong wind blew in from the west
    And so I headed east
    Drew my blade and I carved out my feast
    And then I built high fences and I dug deep trenches
    Bled myself until it dulled my senses
    But then the earth trembled and I trembled with it
    I felt powerless as plates beneath me shifted
    And I was calling out your name as my roots uplifted
    And from all that I've known in this world I was sifted
    And everything came out that was trapped inside
    And I swear to god I never felt so alive

    It took all I had but I headed west
    I pushed on till I had nothing left
    Just this blood in my veins and this heart in my chest
    And then I was surrounded by a nothingness
    My wounds healed and the air lay still
    And a melody went through me with that good chill
    With a high high and lows that shake me still
    Rising up from deep inside this void I fill
    I felt every cell in my body multiply
    And I swear to god I never felt so alive

    I burned all I owned and I headed south
    I went to far into find my way out
    And I was running on faith and then I was running on doubt
    I wanted water as thirst filled my mouth
    And then I was surrounded by a drunken sea
    I never been so scared I never felt so free
    And I've been searching for who am I supposed to be
    who am I supposed to be who am I supposed to be
    I came for truth but all I found was me
    I fell to my knees and then I laughed till I cried
    And I swear to god I never felt so alive