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released February 7, 2017

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Friends of John's Tel Aviv, Israel

Friends of John's is an Israeli-American melodic rock band, with music characterized by intricate yet extremely memorable melodies, thought provoking lyrics and a powerful delivery.

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Track Name: In Your Place
Ask a man for his place and defenses
Ask a child to wait
Ask them both to be one or the other
Narrow but safe
Ask a child to let go of your demons
Ask a mother the plead
Ask them both to be centered and shine for a lifetime
With no one to be

Oh, oh, deeper and deeper
And oh, oh, the longer we wait
Oh, oh, deeper and deeper
And oh, oh, the further we go

Ask a stranger to channel your demons
Ask a child to be
Tell them both to become one another

And it all meets an ending
And it all cleans itself
And it all bears the more it is given
with nobody else

Oh, oh, deeper and deeper
And oh, oh, the longer we wait
Oh, oh, deeper and deeper
And oh, oh, the further we go

Oh, All, shine a light in your place
Oh, oh, shine a light in your place
Oh, oh, the further we go
Oh, oh, the longer we wait

Ask a man to be seen and forgiven
Ask a child to wait
Track Name: Rainbows, Then Black
Emotional storms can be fine I suppose
And you wanted a feeling that knows where it goes
Made it all disappear, can you feign the surprise?
And that magic is back in your eyes
Dusted it off, put it back in your hand
And you wanted a feeling that runs on command
Made it all reappear before anyone tries,
And that magic is back in your eyes
Nothing will change until you realize
Its that magic is back in your eyes

Don’t overstep, understate, just devour
And you wanted a feeling that challenges power
All the rainbows, and don’t knows, and sideshows then black,
The magic is back in your eyes

Don’t overstep, understate, just attack
And you wanted a feeling that never fights back
All the rainbows, and don’t knows, and sideshows then black,
The magic is back in your eyes
More subtle, more careful, from further away
And you wanted to feel like you wanted to care
All the rainbows, and don’t knows, and sideshows then black
All the rainbows, and don’t knows, and sideshows then black
All the rainbows, and don’t knows, and sideshows then black
The magic is back in your eyes.
Track Name: Now
Now you know you saw the same thing
In someone elses dream
Past the weaker, near the safe
Some by subtle some by naked and faded wings
Try to lift it all themselves

I want you to…
Things have changed you’ve got to know that
He said and then he got up angrily and left
I guess people don’t want to be reminded
Of who they were and that they’ve betrayed themselves

I want you to stay now, play now
Eventually youll run this day out
Stay now, play now
I want you to
Stay now, play now
Just run this day out
Stay now, play now
I want you to…

Now you choose to mean the same thing
In someone elses words
Less the hero, more the pain
Find another fault or other
But mean it well,
Now tomorrow, now today
I want you to stay now, play now
Eventually youll run this day out
Stay now, play now
I want you to
Stay now, play now
Just run this day out
Stay now, play now
I want you to…

Its funny how things turned out for you…
Track Name: Blend Out
Words and Music by Yoav Gerber
Produced by Joseph E-Shine


Yoav: Vocals
Joseph: Backing Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Bass, Synths and Programming

Arranged by Yoav and Joseph
Engineered by Joseph and Ofer Kama

Mixed by Joseph E-Shine
Mastered by Eric Boulanger
Track Name: Frank
Frank didn’t know what hit him today
He was in place and out of the way
He looked around cause there’s someone to blame
But all he saw was you there, in your best plain

Frank doesn’t know how he got here instead
He’s preoccupied in a hospital bed
It’s reassuring that the doctors all know
Why Frank stumbled when he tried to go home

Frank doesn’t feel he’s constricted at all
Without these chains he surely would fall
He can ignore it for ever so long
But his time’s moving faster and his list just goes on

Frank is accepting some self evident truths
He aspires for something much better for you
He’s on the verge of accepting no more
All your lies, damn lies and statistics galore

Frank really isn’t one of those guys
Who looks at life through an adventurer’s eyes
The wrong side of the line in the sand
Is where Frank sets up with the rock n’ roll band
Frank stumbled but he just didn’t fall
Frank stumbled but he just didn’t fall
Track Name: Hymn
Planetary motions that refuse to leave a trace
Bound within the sound because they haven’t seen your face
I can always try to make it back
I can always try to make it back when youre around
And im not

Whats left is a promise that youll never know to keep
Words can be your saving grace but they don’t hear you speak
I can always try to make it back
I can always try to make it back when youre around
And im not

I can always try to make it back when youre around
And im not some selfless soul
Im anointed , wear it all

I can always try to make it back
I can always try to make it back when youre around
And im not
Track Name: What did You Want to Say?
The sun is up on another day
Things cant help but stay the same
Spills to hide and put away
Theres nothing wrong with yesterday

A smell, a taste a frame of mind
Picked up and sorted by
Some place so far away
Theres nothing wrong with yesterday

What do you want to say?

Cells on cells and pushed away
What did you want to say?
What did you want to say?
Track Name: Frequently Dead
Fire! Just when you thought you were done, erasing in places
Follows well worn paths
Of course Ive got nothing to say
Beyond the old truths were
Narrow, well kept lies

Home. At times I was frequently dead
Going forward, all in all
At times I was frequently dead

Fire! Just when you thought you were done, destructive in places
Others left untouched
Of course Ive got nothing to do
Beyond the old truths were self indulging lies

Home. At times I was frequently dead
Going forward, all in all
At times I was frequently dead

Fire! Just when you thought you were done, cleansing in places
Burning narrow trails
Of course Ive got something to say
Beyond the old truths were even older lies

Home. At times I was frequently dead
Going forward, all in all
At times I was frequently dead

I wasn’t bought, I wasn’t sold
Its nice of them to keep me in mind
Im ready to go, desperate to know
Its nice of them to keep me in mind
Going home. At times I was frequently dead
Going forward, all in all
At times I was frequently dead
Getting stronger, never more
Track Name: Her
If you could tell her how her song will go
If you could tell her how these sounds will flow
If you could tell her how it feels to know shes there

You plant the seed
As you look at her you form the words
Creating the little world you share
The beauty in her loving stare

You you never were the kind to show
You never were the kind to glow
And yet you sing for her to know
You you never were the kind to show
You never were the kind to glow
Track Name: Play Along
Always the same response
Always the choices you can make
But dont
You wait for it to change direction
Even though you know
It wont

The sky can never change
Faster than you will it to
But what a view
Am I conceivable
Ferocious soulderlings will do
Play along
How close can you get to peace without running?
How close can you get to peace without self?
Track Name: For a Little While
We don’t sleep
We don’t sleep
We don’t sleep

Blessed by narrow dreams
But no sleep

We don’t speak
We don’t speak
We don’t speak

Instead we wash away
Feeling that we shared
Something that we wanted
But nothing that we cared

And we don’t sleep

We don’t feel
We don’t feel
We don’t feel

Blessed by narrow thrills
But don’t feel
We’re not here
We’re not here
We’re not here

Instead we walk around
Trying to pretend
That this is how we wanted
Everything to end

Blessed by narrow dreams
I just want to stay
I know that its sounds childish
But I want to hear you say

Blessed narrow thrills
I just want to hide
For a little while
I know that it sounds childish
But I want to hear you smile

For a little while
For a little while

We don’t sleep.