Potentially Violent EP

by Friends of John's

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released December 31, 2015

All songs by Yoav Gerber

Arrangements by Ithamar S. Eshpar and Yoav Gerber

Produced by Ithamar S.Eshpar

Mixed by Ithamar S. Eshpar at Bardo Studios, Israel, with Yoav present but contributing very little

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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: Send Someone Else to Thank Them
Its got danger written all across
I turn around first to fight them with my flashlight
It’s a battle they’ve never lost
Never to assume, never to debate the higher cause
Just roll with it
Take it off and show them all your sins
And watch them cry in horror
Escaping, through open doors
Believing that I am seems just enough to make it that although
Im always sure
Nothing can remain, noting can upset the higher cause
Just roll with it
Shake it off and show them all your sins
And watch them disappear

Show me another side
This ones getting worn around the edges
Nevermind
Send someone else to thank them

Explain how, it came to be
Nothing can appear, nothing can create
Speechless, theyre left alone outside
To try their being on their own
Just roll with it
Take it off and show us all your sins
And watch us fill with light
Illusion, is always where you wanted it to be
And Im worn down, set, bound
Besides, I roll with it
I take it off and show them all my sins
And stay to hear them sing

Show me…

Show me the grace and Ill be left unwound
Im just like everybody hanging around
Call my name, and set my bounds
Give me today just to make my way back to the edge

Show me...
Track Name: This Ends Well
I spend my time surviving
Just to miss another day
Well, it just doesn’t seem right
When you look at it that way
I plant myself on top of it
To crush it with my soul
But even under the sheer weight
Of my being it wont fold

And now it just feels stupid to
Pretend that I don’t care
But I still do…

I try to disengage and
I find myself forgotten
They say its all my fault
And I have no reason to doubt them
I pretend it doesn’t hurt
Even though it does
Just a little…

Got to find me a chainsaw, chainsaw star
I got to find me a window
To throw myself out
Got to find me a way to
Sway my way down
I got to find me a reason
To throw myself out


I know you think you know me
But I prefer that you don’t
It makes me feel mysterious
You think its rather cold
I try to create something but
I hate when I succeed
I wish it would stop telling me
That it knows what I need

I think I read a book about it
Or even written one myself
Never published…
Got to find me a chainsaw…

(And though mistakes define me
And though these feelings show
No one will ever notice
No one will ever know)
They say this is the end but
I feel about the same
I wish I could change everything
I wish that i could change
I pick another reason to
Pretend I don’t exist
It makes it that much easier to
Pretend I can resist
I look into the future and
I see where it began

This Ends Well.
Track Name: DYGE
Nobody was ever told the right way to let it go
The town was all flustered, nobody would let it to
Some thought that they can fix it
But nobody was sure
Nobody was ever taught the right way
To let it go
Do you get enough of whatever makes you happy?
Buy me a photograph, the times are so ecstatic
Pull me aside there, put me down and let me go
I’ll be feeling bare, I’ll be coming up
Nobody was ever taught the right way to let it go
It was clean, it was simple
But nobody would let it go
Some said that they will fix it
But nobody was sure
Nobody was ever taught the right way
To let it go

Do you…
Track Name: Sliced Bread, The Sequel
I’m stepping on stones that seem to feel pain
But, I’m sure they’ll stop whining once I bring the rain
And I’m learning to work with the natives
Tell me all about yourself

Not late for anything just not always there
I’m compounded surrounded, reflecting your glare
and I’m learning to channel your powers
Show me all that we can do

Like how….
How do you know when youre flying too high?
With the clouds at your feet and the stars in your eyes
How do you know when youre climbing too high?

All is allowed within the rules of the game
And I’m getting up early to do it again
I’m learning to cope with their presence
Some things are just as they appear

All end begins at the start of the day
And I’m delightfully ignorant of what they all say
I’m learning to work with the natives
I know all I need to know

And now…
How do you….
Track Name: Go Away
End of the line
Ive got plenty of time
And Im getting off to see you
Natures strong and I’m getting along
And im telling them all what to do, but…

Nobody said when I got into bed
That Id wake up feeling like this
But the young girl’s gone
And the government’s wrong
So I’m fighting this war with my fists
Go Away!

Look at me now
I’ve got plenty of power
Moving ahead in good time
Nothing I’ve seen or heard or believed
Could tell me I never will find

Nobody said when I got into bed
That Id wake up feeling like this
But the young belle’s gone
And the government’s wrong
So I’m fighting this war with my fists
Oh….


Done for, this isn’t my war
But I’ll be glad to fight it with you
Go ahead the rest of my mind, the rest of my time will follow
Done for…

Sugar can pop
And can never be stopped
Gentlemen, fire away!
Heard on mine or heard on yours
Syrup to add to your shame
Nobody said when I got into bed
That Id wake up feeling like this
But the young girl’s gone
And the government’s wrong
So I’m fighting this war with my fists
Oh….


Done for, this isn’t my war
But I’ll be glad to fight it with you
Go ahead the rest of my mind, the rest of my time will follow
Done for, this isn’t my war
But I’ll be glad to fight it with you
Go ahead the rest of my mind, the rest of my time will follow
Go Away!
Go Away!
Nobody said when I got into bed
That Id wake up feeling like this
But the young belles gone
And the government’s wrong
So I’m fighting this war with my fists
Oh, end of days
Generational haze
And I’m getting along on my bliss
Oh the young belles gone
And the government’s wrong
And Im fighting this war with my fists
Go Away!
Track Name: All About
Watch your thoughts pick up speed
And it just slipped off the tip of your tongue
Let it rise, let it bleed
Youre just remembering something
Don’t expect to know yourself
When youre pretending to be someone else
Don’t align and marry grace
Theyre just judging you, judging you

Your desire travels light
And it just fell from the top of your head
Let it roll, keep it bright
Youre just reacting to something
Don’t pretend to know yourself
When youre expecting to be someone else
Don’t align and marry grace
Theyre just judging you, judging you

Don’t fight. Don’t fight.

All about versions tamed
And it just flew through a hole in your heart
Let it in to become part
Its all a sense of the one thing
Don’t forget to know yourself
While youre pretending to be someone else
Don’t assign and vary grace
Theyre just judging you, judging you

Don’t fight. Don’t fight.
Sacrifice and minimize.
Don’t fight. Don’t fight.
Misunderstand and analyze.