Introduction (Free EP)

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Worlds Apart 04:59
World’s Apart Music & Lyrics By John Zay It’s friday afternoon and the sun is on its way down The wind knocks on your front door but there’s no one around You’re caught up in a moment whose time has come and gone You walk outside and fall into the comfort of your car The road leads you into the past, a dream so very far Your looking for a moment whose time has come and gone In this world of illusion it’s so hard to see a world that seems to take away, what you believe Breathe alone and find your way – your world's apart Know that help is here today - your world's apart your world's apart…. Sifting through the pictures from a lifetime ago Talking to each other about a place we called home Reaching for a moment whose time has come and gone In this world of illusion it’s so hard to see a world that seems to take away, what you believe Breathe alone and find your way - your world's apart Know that help is here today - your world's apart Fading memories So hard to get your life on track Wander Off into the sun I know there's a part of you that wants to come back Breathe alone and find your way - your world's apart Know that help is here today - your world's apart your world's apart......yea - your world's apart
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Inch Away 05:11
Inch Away Lyrics & Music by John Zay You're an inch away from love Yours is energy above I'm the warmth you are the sound Come around Take me through your mind again The part where you were lost my friend Down the hole into the ground Come around See yourself inside a dream and take your heart out to be seen Let the blood run through your veins Ride the wave.... Ohh Ohh Ohh Ah Ah There is room for you to sit Come through the door get over it Bring your truth into the space Come around You're a ministry of faith I have come just for a taste My knees are pressed down to the ground to hear the sound... Won't you dance again….and again Won't you dance again….and again I'm the light that climbs into Reflecting me reflecting you There is time to reach the sky We can fly... Ohh Ohh Ohh Ah Ah
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Shadows 04:30
Shadows -Lyrics & Music by John Zay I see the pain in all the world it burns my heart inside Children hurt lives destroyed I can't make sense of why As healing means within in our reach are hidden from us all the time -- Frozen - with all your dreams a shadow falls on the soul Taken - away from your home and left out in the cold -- As one gets hurt another knows we've stepped into a new game But all this means is transparency will give our shadows their say – Frozen - with all your dreams a shadow falls on the soul Taken - away from your home and left out in the cold -- When will this end... as sickness breathes and fear runs high There's no one left to offend... A battles yet to come What have we done? -- Frozen - with all your dreams a shadow falls on the soul Taken - away from your home and left out in the cold Breaking - from all your ties you're running out of breath A measured move - complete with the news you've had enough of all this senseless death.. A shadow falls on the soul...
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Mind's Eye 03:45
Lyrics & Music by John Zay Fell into the longest dream I looked around and found the queen she was there, waiting for me all along Taken on a journey through both time and space nothing's a waste in the dark I felt a love so strong Welcome to your mind's eye feel free to look inside Welcome to your mind's eye it's time to take a ride I don't want to lose control when I feel like I'm falling apart Letting go becomes so hard when you don't know where to start You had chosen to go first you broke the ice it wasn't always nice the path was there by your design So welcome to your mind's eye feel free to look inside Welcome to your mind's eye you can see the pain go by I don't want to lose control when I feel like I'm falling apart Letting go becomes so hard when you don't know where to start This is our journey we fall into each others arms and we give ourselves freely to love...to love....to love
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Lyrics by John Zay Music by John Zay with Angelo Moore & Jack Stein Sitting on top of water with a smile From point to peak I think it must be a mile Losing reality Caught up in mystery A sense of wonder has taken over me Leading myself into a world with no end From dusk ‘til dawn the sand becomes my friend You move my body And we become so alive I look at you I feel the will to survive Long Enough This is not the time to hesitate Wanderlust She is my seductress I can’t wait There are no words to explain who I am I am that I am - am I that I am We are who we are Are we who we are? It takes a minute To realize that we’re all from the stars Long Enough This is not the time to hesitate Wanderlust She is my seductress I can’t wait woh oh oh woh oh -head down to the water -yea, to the healing waters -yea, to the mother ocean

about

Thank you for downloading these songs! I appreciate you taking the time to listen to my music and getting a taste of what I am about. Although at times being an artist can feel a bit crazy I do feel blessed to have a life where I can express myself and take listeners on a journey. Since 2009 years I’ve recorded 4 Volumes of Music at about 45 minutes each like old school albums. There are tracks from each of the 4 volumes on this sampler.

Music can help us deal with stress, fear, and anxiety. It can straighten out our minds when they’re off and running. It can also help us reestablish a sense of connection to ourselves and others. Since 2008 I’ve been studying Indigenous Plant Medicine healing. One of my main teachings has been that although we still generally live in a mind based culture we are so much more than just our minds. We need to integrate our body, heart and spirit as well.

The music I write is mostly about emotional processing. It’s become my thing. It’s what I feel needs to be done when let’s face it, so many of us have been emotionally stunted. For me the only way out of an emotion is to go through it. My songs are meant to be cathartic not only for me but for you as well, the listener. So thanks again for getting to know my music and I hope it inspires you on your own journey…..

-John Zay Maschio

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“John Zay is a superb guitar player, lyricist & vocalist as well. I’m a believer and you should be too!”
• Angelo Moore, Lead Singer of Fishbone

“I literally was impressed by what was pumping from my speakers! John Zay has a vocal quality that would mix well in any progressive rock outfit. All of the songs stay well grounded without becoming pretentious. This is just good rock music, and not the standard fare being offered the masses.”
• The Phantom Tollbooth

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released April 19, 2020

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John Zay New York, New York

Vocalist, Guitarist, Multi-Instrumentalist & Producer. Shamanic Explorer, Plant Medicine Advocate, Lucid Dreamer and Surfer whenever possible. Currently in Europe, born in NY, also lived in Brooklyn, LA, Hamburg & Sagres Portugal.

“John Zay is a superb guitar player, lyricist & vocalist as well. I’m a believer and you should be too!”
• Angelo Moore, Lead Singer of Fishbone
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