Shadows, Vol. 3

by John Zay

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1.
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...
2.
Lyrics & Music by John Zay I know a Lady, she works undercover has a bigger plan she's been sneaking up north to heal our lands just when you think you've got nothing to lose she'll leave you a little clue She likes to dance, she's really a lover Sacred Vine of the Dead She's like a chance that you want to discover - again……. when your lost in your head She soaks you up, she's biting your essence Ayahuasca dance You'll wake up with your posture but lose your stance Before you choke on the ashes of pain let the phoenix rise from her flames She likes to dance, she's really a lover Sacred Vine of the Dead She's like a chance that you want to discover - again……. when your lost in your head so lost, so lost, so lost again... Round & Round….it's all in your head Round & Round….Ayahuasca Dance Wake up She's like a dream taken to the extreme…. She cradles you beginning to the end…. She's like a dream taken to the extreme….
3.
Inch Away 05:11
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
4.
Lyrics & Music By John Zay I’ve been triggered once again familiar voices in my head the same players on the scene I guess this is what I need but I lost my sense of self and my hearts up on a shelf next to my dreams I’ve been shot down to the ground and I’m nowhere to be found I’ve lost my will to care on an island of despair I’ve been looking for a rope a new path, a little hope away from your greed My time is a light in disguise through worlds that seem to collide Like the pieces of the snake I will make it Like the wild one in the corner I am naked Like the lies in your eyes I can fake it Like the snake in the water I will take what is mine….. I’ve been hurt like this before now it’s time to settle the score and I won’t let myself lose It’s gonna take more than a bruise So I'll leave you in the dust My survival is a must I choose to live Like the pieces of the snake I will make it Like the wild one in the corner I am naked Like the lies in your eyes I can fake it Like the snake in the water I will take what is mine….. Give back my mind to the fire this lens of fear and desire Like the pieces of the snake I will make it Like the wild one in the corner I am naked Like the lies in your eyes I can fake it Like the snake in the water I will take what is mine…..
5.
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
6.
Something's Going Down -John Zay & Rico Bowen I've been walking through the night getting home at first light and something's just not right Gotta a lot of big demands the whole world is in my hands Is this my lucky chance? Cause I've seen this place before On display just like a whore and no one's keeping score I'm still believing there's a reason I'm lost She's coming through with her love I feel something, I feel something, I feel something's going down I can't trace it, I can't place it I just know - I gotta leave this town I've been looking for a sign as I drown myself in wine am I running out of time? Cause when the buzz is wearing down and the crowd is not around Can you meet me on the ground I feel something, I feel something, I feel something's going down I can't trace it, I can't place it I just know - I gotta leave this town -- There is nothing here for me I have seen what I need to see and I'm starting to get bored same old story I heard before There is nothing left to say You got what you wanted anyway so I'm walking out the door I feel something, I feel something, I feel something's going down I can't trace it, I can't place it I just know - I gotta leave this town...
7.
Hey You are my everything You are the only thing That comes to life — Everyday I wake up where the ocean opens up to meet the sky In a world of industry On a magic carpet ride As the motion plays out I ask myself what’s real or in disguise Is the water speaking? Do the dreamers improvise? When the silence sets in there’s nothing to distract me from my mind The walls are wearing thin and I’m singing through the night (Same sun, same land Same stars, same air Same heart, same eyes Same soul, same cries) — I heard your message A dream of choice is in the words I say I choose to see you In an Old World Soireé I’m here to remember Mystic dancer dancing in the light On the shores of yesterday Where the ancient city lies — Hey You are my everything You are the only thing That comes to life Every ride is perfect Every view is just the view I need to see Every road has served me From the past, the future’s free — I heard your message A dream of choice is in the words I say I choose to see you In an Old World Soireé I’m here to remember Mystic dancer dancing in the light On the shores of yesterday Where the ancient city lies
8.
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...

about

Thank you for checking out Shadows, the 3rd Volume of my recording series. In 2012 when going away to study plant medicines, I heard a very strong voice say to me during a ceremony “Don’t Abandon Europe”. I'd always wanted to live and play overseas and after this experience it felt like the right time. From there I embarked on the crazy idea of selling all my stuff, transferring the lease of my home in LA to my friends and taking my girlfriend (now fiancé) and dog on a plane halfway across the world from Los Angeles to Hamburg. I was invited by my friend Rico Bowen of The Mighty Rollers. He called and said that he had a spot in his band for me - he needed a good guitar player who could sing well without a German accent. So after months scheming and planning off we went and 2 days later I was onstage with him and drummer Jan Ole Jönsson. It was an amazing Adventure but not without it's challenges. This album is an exploration of the Shadow, the hidden parts within us that yearn to emerge. What better place to immerse myself in Shadow work than in the dark and cold winter of Germany. It was quite a difference from the life I had been living in LA. The songs here were conceived and mainly recorded in Hamburg Germany & Sagres Portugal during the 2 years I was there with additional recording back in the states afterwards. Thank You again for checking out the Album!
-John Zay Maschio

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released March 27, 2018

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by John Zay
Recorded mainly in Hamburg Germany, Sagres Portugal & Los Angeles California with overdubs in Brooklyn NY, Delray Beach Florida & Los Angeles California
Drum & Bass recordings on tracks 1,5,6 & 8 by Jan Ole Jönsson in Hamburg
Drum recording on Track 2 by Hanser Schülerr in Hamburg
Drum recording on Track 4 by James Knoerl in Boston MA
Re-Mastered in 2020 by John Zay in New York NY

Published by Velvet Juice Music BMI
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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!”
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