Bachelor Party Tour

 

Track Listing & Lyrics

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Out of Your League

by John Wesley

What is this, you claim to profess
some kind of rare deed done on time
what mountain crossing have I missed
what sort of barb’s attached to your line

Be careful of what you’re promising
don’t dare look at me with those eyes
Because you’re way out of your league boy
you’re way out of your mind
you can’t be serious
yet you can’t be denied

I’ve watched the sun rise and set
on your deepest regrets
yet you’re still off chasing some star
you leave me behind with your heart in my chest
then come home bearing your latest scar

When will you find what you’re looking for
don’t you know it was here all the time

Days That Won't Let Go

by John Wesley

Wish I could blame this on your youth
but that would only make
a martyr of the truth
I chose to see only the
beauty in your eyes
never the shame
never the lives

Wish i could blame this on the sun
I never seem to be the chosen one
just a glimpse and you were gone
this place without you seems all wrong

Wish I could call you on the phone
wish you happiness
wherever you call home
wish this night wasn’t so dark and mean

I wish you’d see me
when you dream

These are the days
that won’t let go
this is the shame
we’re not allowed to show
this is the anger from inside
these are the days that will not die

I wish these thoughts of you would end
I wish that someday you could learn to be my friend
I wish I’d never kissed your face
I wish these thoughts to be erased

I wish that someday you might find
a little love
a little peace of mind
I wish that I don’t fall apart
I wish that you’d still hold me
in your heart

Into the Night

by John Wesley

I don’t mind if you pry, it’s just me
It’s the one thing I protect so well
this is my story

I don’t care where you go or who you tell
cause it’s my life and my lines
and have no fear we’re not forgotten here

One step to the light to see
one foot on the edge that’s me
one long trail into the night
all over this battle field

Sometimes you crawl
sometimes you kneel
one long trail into the night
one long trail into the night

What you sell
is not who you are
it’s what you do

Who I am
I protect so well
keep away from you

I don’t care where you go
or who you tell
because into the night we go on and on
this is my story

oh this is my story

One step to the light to see
one foot on the edge, that’s me
one long trail into the night

Are You Alive

by John Wesley

Silver linings are for someone else’s cloud
yours have lately been all gray
I know your dreams and they’ve seen their better days
some of us who live have higher tolls to pay

Why have you brought me this angel here

Are you alive, ah come on look at me
I know you’re in there, just open your eyes
I know you’re alive
oh but you just might not want to be
I can hear you breathe just open your eyes
hope is a stain on someone else’s soul
despair sustains your soul
you waste your days, let them slip away
hard to hold on when there’s nothing left to hold

Are you alive ah come on look at me
I know you’re in there
just open your eyes
I know you’re alive
oh ya just might not wanna be
I can hear you breathe
just open your eyes

I want you to know I’ve never been far away
there’s nothing to be said can’t be undone
you’re all I have so please don’t go away
there’s nothing that you’ve said that can’t be undone

Are you alive
ah come one look at me
I know you’re in there
just open your eyes
I know you’re alive
oh ya just might not wanna be
I can hear you breathe
just open your eyes

The Emperor Falls

by John Wesley

Brick by brick
stone by stone
dismantle the will of a man
strip his flesh and bone

Reach out your hand
the moment comes
blade catches the light of your eyes
the man slowly comes undone

Nobody noticed
no one saw a thing
all turned a blind eye to the fallen
and the bad luck he brings

You wake in the morning after
the sky’s a color that you can’t see
friends have fallen by the wayside
why isn’t anyone talking to me
get those funny looks in the market
people you loved just stare
wander on with your hands in your pockets
even your girlfriend don’t care

They’ve all come to watch the emperor
They’ve all come to watch the emperor
They’ve all come to watch the emperor

To watch the emperor fall

One part truth
three parts deceit
two parts shit that you made up
add passion for heat

Did ya hear he said this
can you believe he done that
can you believe the nerve of the man
let me at him tell me where he’s at
wake to your fave in the mirror
see someone you don’t recognize
stare at the changes in the reflection
you’ve become someone that you despise

Waiting for the Sun

by John Wesley

Well here we are boy
and I’m through dreaming
all these colors I’ve been flying
have lost the will to keep me high
and I’m not amused…

So I said hey you’re no a star
so are you through screaming
cause all this paranoia’s got you
hiding in the dark
and I can’t see you…

Well shine the light
and you can come on in
can’t you see I’m on a mission
you can stay if you are wishin’
but I’m waiting…

see my daddy hit the doorway
when I was just a kid
said he’d gone to find the sunshine
and bring it back for me
and I’m waiting
waiting for the sun to shine

Do you see my scars
it’s dark and they’re glowing
all these tiny little punctures
are a doorway to the sun
a doorway to the sun
think I’ll have another one

I know he’s in here
I can feel him lookin’ for me
I hear him laughin’ like he did
like he did when I was young
daddy’s bringin’ me the sun
and I’m waiting
waiting for the sun to shine

Last Man By Your Side

by John Wesley

So we stay
at morning they come
she was gone at the first sign of trouble
see how she runs
then you’re paralyzed
her silhouette in light
and she’s dancing on your grave

The sunrise breaks
what’s done is done
the wind blows cold through your bones and you
see how they run
when you’re trice denied
and you’re paralyzed
I’ll be the last man by your side

All of your castles may crumble
and your ministers may lie
I will still be standing
I’ll be the last man by your side

Crazy (Seal cover)

Lyrics are not available

Rome is Burning

by John Wesley

High upon a hill
Looking over the ruins burning still
Where was I for all of this.
Where was I for all of this.

You never looked so bad she said
I didn’t know I could do all this she said
I didn’t know all this could burn with just a kiss
Burn with just a kiss
I didn’t know

You didn’t notice Rome was burning
You didn’t notice you had the flame still in your hands
Why didn’t you notice Rome was burning

As the passion filled your eyes
You couldn’t see to find the home you’d left behind
Like all the lovers that live blind
Lovers that live blind
No you couldn’t see

You didn’t notice Rome was burning
You didn’t notice you had the flame still in your hands
Why didn’t you notice Rome was burning

Alone, Together

by John Wesley

We sit alone together
and the space begins to breathe
distance seems to come alive
why this emptiness between you and me

Where is your compassionate smile
come here take hold of me
I’ll stroke your hair for a little while
just rest your eyes, it’ll be all right you see
just rest your eyes, it’ll be all right you see

We sit alone, together
your Crystal Blues have turned to ice
your heart is colder then November
what is it that I’ve failed to recognize

I could make all of this better
just don’t close your eyes
I could make all of this better
just don’t close your eyes
I could make all of this better
please don’t close your eyes

In Your Eyes (Peter Gabriel cover)

Lyrics are not available

Showing Happy to the World

by John Wesley

Look into the sky, you can’t erase what’s in your eyes
Look into the sun, you cannot face what you’ve become
Through the shopping malls, you blend into the human walls
Your eyes search the faces, as you move within the places
That you once moved with her, that you once knew with her

When you were arm in arm showing happy to the world
You were arm in arm showing happy to the world
arm in arm showing happy to the world
is no one happy in this world

Grateful for breath, more than once you’ve cheated death
Crushed till you scream, you can’t awaken from this dream
This I will pray for you, this I will promise you
For every lover that’s gone, another comes along

And you will move in her, as if you always knew in her

You will be
Arm in arm showing happy to the world
Arm in arm showing happy to the world
Arm in arm showing happy to the world
you will be happy in this world…

Thirteen Days

by John Wesley

I was a child,
life in your arms you hold me
the fire in your eyes stopped the bleeding
the love in your heart kept me breathing

I feel I’m dying again.
I’ve got nothing but hatred for my lover and friend
the lion in your eyes watches me screaming
the cold in your heart keeps my blood freezing

Thirteen days, before you left me here staring
thirteen days, before you tried to stop caring

Stare into the dark
the emptiness of hell comes to enfold me
take a long look at your sweet creation
did you get a thrill to watch my heart breaking

Thirteen days, before you left me here standing alone
thirteen days, before you left me to die on a phone

I cannot pretend, can’t find an end
oh, how I miss you
I was your lover and you were my friend
I pray to God I never see you again

Thirteen days, before you left me here waiting to hold you
Thirteen days, before you forgot what I told you
Thirteen days, that you gave to me only to take from me
Thirteen days, before you left me here breaking

Vera Lynn, Pink Floyd cover

Lyrics are not available

Goodbye Blue Sky, Pink Floyd cover

Lyrics are not available

 

Album Details

The John Wesley Band played together for five glorious nights, ushering in the new millenium. This recording includes the second night’s show, from Washington, D.C., and the acoustic set from the CoNA (the Company North America) party in Philadelphia.

Special thanks go out to Studio M for enhancing the sound, Chris Gregory and Walter Wood for the photos, Richard Schwartz for printing the CD’s, and to Fish, Seal and Pink Floyd for inspiration.
– Rob Galardi & John Wesley, Summer 2000