Wanderlust (Volume 1)

by John Zay

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First of all I would like to Thank You for checking out this Album, the First Volume of a Two Volume Album Series. This music is the reflection of my introduction into Shamanic Plant Medicine work during my five years of living in Los Angeles. It all started with a book I read in 2007 by Daniel Pinchbeck while on a 2 month cross country tour called “2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl”. It was in that book that I was introduced to Shamanic practices from the Amazon and Africa using sacred plant medicines in a way that I really responded to. After the tour I arrived in LA in an old white van freshly spray painted from Brooklyn and I just wasn't ready to go back to NY - I didn't really want to. All it took was an invitation from my brother to help him move while exploring what I could do in LA and a few month stint turned into.....well a bit longer. Those five years were easily the most transformative of my life so far. They also seemed to go by in an instant. Little did I know I was about to embark on a journey well beyond anything I knew or even thought was possible….
-John Zay

This is a re-release updated and remastered in 2017. All of the songs were conceived and recorded between 2008 & 2010 with 2 unfinished pieces from the original sessions, “In Her Breeze” & “Let’s Fall In Love Again”, completed and added in 2017.

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released November 22, 2012

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John Zay Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

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Track Name: Wanderlust (feat. Angelo Moore & Tobias Ralph)
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
Track Name: Step Into The Love (featuring Angelo Moore & Tobias Ralph)
This is the now this is the melting eye
The Grand Illusion spread across the sky
This is the feeling that won't go to rest
and all of our spirits being put to the test

Beyond this black gold sea
where nothing divides you and me

Chorus:
Step into the love that flows through you each day
Like a million suns that lead you on your way

This is the end of time the real design
The moment of truth where we all align
This is the distance that's between you and me
facing the lessons that will set us free

Beyond all these boundaries
where nothing divides you and me

Chorus:
Step into the love that flows through you each day
Like a million suns that lead you on your way

Down to the bottom
I'm wondering when you'll come up for air

Beyond this black gold sea
where nothing divides you and me
Beyond all these boundaries
where nothing divides you and me

Chorus:
Step into the love that flows through you each day
Like a million suns that lead you on your way
Track Name: Yours And Mine
Yours and Mine
Music and Lyrics by John Zay

Beyond the place that we've left behind
Beyond the thoughts that cloud our time
Take away the picture and let deep space appear
A waterfall knows where to meet peace

Yours and mine are the stars in the sky
Are the trees in the light and the shadows that hide
Yours and mine are the dreams in the night
That channel the divine into our lives
This is yours and mine

The clock is ticking there's no time left to waste
Our mind's are racing just to keep up with the pace
Don't fight the current cause we're not in control
We share a voice baby we're already home

Yours and mine are the stars in the sky
Are the trees in the light and the shadows that hide
Yours and mine are the dreams in the night
That channel the divine into our lives
This is yours and mine

Bring me your love I can feel your heart beat with mine
When we're apart I can hear your voice inside

Beyond the place that we've left behind
Beyond these thoughts that cloud our time
Don't fight the current cause we're not in control
We share a voice baby we're already home

Yours and mine are the stars in the sky
Are the trees in the light and the shadows that hide
Yours and mine are the dreams in the night
That channel the divine into our lives
This is yours and mine
Track Name: In Her Breeze
In Her Breeze
-John Zay

Head to the light
pull yourself out of the pain
Take on the night
there will always be another day
Wait for the signs
you’ve never really lost your way
see through the times
let yourself run and play

It’s not so easy
but it doesn't have to be so hard
It’s not so easy
to be strong all the time

I listen to the voice that hears
the place that knows I can face these fears
I let myself feel my deepest needs
and rest a while in her breeze

Look for the love
the teacher has many forms
know you have enough
to weather out the storms

I listen to the voice that hears
the place that knows I can face these fears
I let myself feel my deepest needs
and rest a while in her breeze

It’s not so easy
but it doesn't have to be so hard
It’s not so easy
to be strong all the time

Inch towards the sun
plant your roots deep in the ground
be with the one
who's given us the gift of sound

I listen to the voice that hears
the place that knows I can face these fears
I let myself feel my deepest needs
and rest a while in her breeze
Track Name: You Asked
You Asked
Music and Lyrics by John Zay

I want you to hear this
I’m calling out your name
Been trying to reach you for months
nothing is the same
I’ve lost my interest
feels like I’ve lost my mind
Sometimes I wonder how we
walk through this life blind

I tricked them and failed
wound up right inside their jail
In order to survive I’m up for sale
So now my hands are dirty and my fists are clenched
I’ve lost my reason, I don’t know what’s next
I’m scared to run, I don’t want to hide
My mind is tearing me up inside

You asked
You wanted to see if I’ve had enough
You should have known
Think fast
I’m looking for a reason not to go
You better know

The town feels empty
The streets are a mess
The trees are reaching out
they tell us what is next
The lies of shadows
are knocking on our doors
The children wander
cause they’ve lost their way home

I wish for peace
But I don’t know what that really means
When I see so many people
giving up on their dreams
And as hands line my pockets when I ‘m in distress
All the while ignoring this mess
I want off the grid, no power supply
I’m sick of greed, deceit and lies

You asked
You wanted to see if I’ve had enough
You should have known
Think fast
I’m looking for a reason not to go
You better know
Track Name: Let's Fall In Love Again
Let's Fall In Love Again
Music and Lyrics by John Zay

Let’s fall in love again
I think we should
Time To Romance Again
Like We Used To

I have given my life to you
I've tried for you and cried for you
Future memories are what we make

I'm not alone in this thing
I'm giving up the reigns
Now I won't be afraid to stand anymore

They don’t know what it takes to be true
So surprised when they see me come through
I don’t care it’s the little things you do
So let’s go home - I will share my world with you

Make me feel whole again
Help me come through

You are my sacred eye
with you I feel there is no time
Nowhere to start no place to ever end
Let me be the man I can
Even when I don't understand
Let's fall in love again

They don’t know what it takes to be true
So surprised when they see me come through
I don’t care it’s the little things you do
So let’s go home - I will share my world with you
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When I'm broken you're there
When I'm scared you care
When I need You I listen for the answers to come

When I'm broken you're there
When I'm scared you stare into my heart
Into my soul I see it's all I need My Love....
Help me through, Help me through
I Love You.....
Track Name: Ceremony
Ceremony
Lyrics and Music by John Zay


Knowing
Feeling
Sensing you’re not alone

Loving
Being
Finding your way back home

There’s no one around nowhere else to go
She helps you remember what you already know

Touching
Seeing
Letting yourself feel the pain

Talking
Healing
Trusting inside that you’re ok

Hands to the ground feet on the clay
There’s nothing that she can’t take away

And I’m the wind that howls
Through you at night
And I’m the moon that holds you
Up to the light
Track Name: Wanderlust (featuring Angelo Moore & Tobias Ralph) [Extended Version]
Wanderlust
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

-solo-

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