Worlds Apart

from Introduction (Free EP) by John Zay

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Worlds Apart is meant to be a play on words. It was written for a friend of mine’s parents. Their son was taken from us too soon at the age of 19 by a drunk driver. So there’s the aspect of him being a World Apart from us. Also, I reconnected with his parents a couple of years back and got to see how much their world had been torn apart in the years since. I wound up spending a year living near them. We shared memories, laughs and some tears. I really wrote the song to reflect how our interactions turned out to be healing for all of us. Grief is a process that can’t be ignored. Being with his family reminded me how so many of us get caught in our past, defined by our trauma, unable to be fully present. Letting go doesn’t mean forgetting. But there comes a point when the past can rule our present because we are unable to face the pain. Worlds Apart is a call for healing, to breathe. It’s a mellow and uplifting song that I hope brings a little inspiration to you.

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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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from Introduction (Free EP), released April 19, 2020
John Zay - Vocals, Guitars & Keyboards
Tommy Rispoli - Bass
John O'Reilly Jr. - Drums & Percussion

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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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