Wanderlust (feat. Angelo Moore)

from Introduction (Free EP) by John Zay



Way back in 2007 I arrived in LA from Brooklyn in an old white van after doing a 2 month cross country tour with my band Speed Of Life. After the tour I wasn't ready to go back to New York and a few month stint turned into.....well a bit longer. Little did I know I was about to embark upon a journey of self discovery well beyond anything I knew or even thought was possible.

"Wanderlust" is the title track off my first solo album and was one of the first songs I wrote LA. It reflects my excitement from the mystery of discovering a new place. The lyrics came in a flash while sitting atop my surfboard in beautiful Malibu. The seductress is the Mother Ocean who proudly shares the gifts of creation with us while asking us to truly be alive in every sense of the word. Some moments just call for our undivided attention to get on that wave and trust without hesitation.....

"Wanderlsut" features Angelo Moore of Fishbone on Saxaphone


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
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
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


from Introduction (Free EP), released April 19, 2020
John Zay - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion
Angelo Moore - Saxophones
Dan Policar - Organ on Chorus
Rico Bowen - Bass Guitar
Tobias Ralph - Drums


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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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