Secret Wave

by Johnny Delaware

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released 01 October 2013

Song and lyrics written by Johnny Delaware (2013)
except "New Mexico"- lyrics by Joseph Wardle
Recorded, mixed, and produced by Wolfgang Zimmerman
except "Sea of Fields"- recorded and produced by Luke Mitchell
Mastered by Richard Dodd

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Johnny Delaware Charleston, South Carolina

For a guy raised on the prairie of South Dakota, you wouldn't expect the sounds coming from 26 year old, Johnny Delaware. His debut album entitled 'Secret Wave' is being released on October 1st, 2013, and sonically sounds like a city of high rises placed atop LA palms and desolate sun-burnt canyons. Go ahead and listen to some songs right here on bandcamp! Have a great day and plz spread the word! ... more

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Track Name: Sweet
Saw you running through the forest trees
Blood scabs on your knees
humming a whole song
blue sundress whipped behind you
did everything to find you
to hear the faded treble
In my trailer park bed I'm thinking that I'm in a wasted lie
And when I'm gone far away all I'll say Is to be careful out there

I hear ya coming from ravines
and the thudded needles pounded from your feet
drifting away
always wanted to hear what you had to say
Well there's always been a pressure on a dream to have and I felt that in you
and If you never get to have it they'll tell you thatcha failed though you didn't dear
Look at all the lost people with the right to say that they've won their war
but most dreams are sweet so please, try to be careful out there

I hear ya coming from ravines
and the thudded needles pounded from you feet
drifting away
always wanted to hear what you had to say
I'm talking to you
whoever you may be
Sweet Dreams

Never will you see any kind of fault with her till she lets you in
When she lets you in know that you won't be able to have any dreams again
I'm talking to you
the lonely guy who has taken her away
I won't feel sad at all
when your soul is lost on the moon of your mind
I'm talking to you
whoever you may be
Sweet dreams
Sweet Dreams
You're gonna hurt like me, so sweet Dreams
Track Name: Planetary Systems
The drink stain is a rust red on the stove
The color of the back blood pouring all around
I made a grave in a bright December
Where no tombstone stuck out of the ground

I had to float my baby to the planetary system
I had to find out
With the moon cool, strong pull, going in to kiss her
I had to find out
Find out

Is love on the rise, or is it at my feet?
whooooa, all the violins have vibrated in me

My faded eyes don't shine bright in the sun
From all the actions that can't be undone
I'm not the man never thought I'd never be
I held her hand but I held it to never understand

I had to float my baby to the planetary system
I had to find out
With the moon cool, strong pull, going in to kiss her
I had to find out

Is love on the rise, or is it at my feet?
Whooooa, All the violins have vibrated in me
Vibrated in me

whoah, this love in my head
I seem to piss it away
whoah, all the violins
They're fading away
They're fading away
Is love on the rise, or is it at my feet?
Whoah all the violins
are fleeting away, fleeting away
Track Name: Saralinah
I kinda wish I was cool
Like Sarahlinah
The way she dicks with my head
With shiny legs in the sun
I kinda wish I was cool
Like Sarahlinah
When she's tugging me down
I tell her I don't mind

Well If you're looking for an answer
It's gonna be found on your own
And if you're looking for disaster
You'll find it not being alone

There's gotta be a secret wave
It tries to pull me away and under
Been tugging me another way
I gotta try just a little bit longer
I gotta try just a little bit

And try to be cool
And be the bad man
Confide original sin
And not tear up inside
I kind of wish I had the nerve
To take an eye from her
she's chosen me cause
I cannot hurt no one

Well if you're looking for an answer
It's gonna be found on your own
And if you're looking for disaster
You'll find it not being alone

There's gotta be a secret wave
It tries to pull me away and under
Been tugging me another way
I gotta try just a little bit longer
I gotta try
Track Name: Primitive Style
I saw a heart-shaped kind on the street
The way it bled in cracks in the summer heat
I saw it biking on the concrete lines
Beating through it's ribs where it used to be dying

I don't need you to come off wild
I'm just looking for somebody with a primitive style
And I don't need you to run the wheel
I don't wanna have somebody with a plastic feel

Serves pink lemonade all the time
In a hotel bath with a bottle of wine
I've been fed up with the feeling of love
It's such a banality

I don't need you to come off wild
I'm just looking for somebody with a primitive style
And I don't need you to run the wheel
I don't wanna have somebody with a plastic feel

We are an old star, Hunny
Yes we are it all
We're gonna find a new star when we're gone
And death is coming to meet me
It's down on the street
We're gonna form a new star when we're gone

(hummmm)

I don't need you to come off wild
I'm just looking for somebody with a primitive style
I don't need you to run the wheel
I don't wanna have somebody with a plastic feel
Honestly I'm looking for something real
Track Name: New Mexico
When I was a boy
The sun was burning my eyes
crossed out fortunes decide
she waits for me
living on the street
a ghost she starts with a sigh
crept in the colored sky of monet

ohhh, in time you'll feel it okay
and the flowers in her coffin say
New Mexico leave it alone

Keepin' with the trend
Our car quit near the end
Hands in pocket pretend
It's all okay
Desert in the wind
Two plums whisper and bend
Heartbeat and colors descend
They stay


ohhh, In time you'll feel it okay
And the flowers in her coffin say
New Mexico leave it alone
Ohhh
When time is slippin' away
and you're looking for another god
New Mexico will leave you alone
Track Name: Hold
Whenever you are holding my hand
The concrete turns into sand
The leaves are desiccating on the ground
Like promises I can't give you now

But I'm trying to protect her
From the angry-heart-eating man
I wanna be consistent
Like the cemetery grave lines
I wanna hold her in my arms

We danced across the wood floors of my home
By flowers in a sunny window
She stays only awhile, then she goes
To somebody I don't even know

but I'm trying to protect her
From the angry-heart-eating man
I wanna be consistent
Like the cemetery grave lines
I wanna hold her in my arms

I wanna have the patience
To make it through all of the time
I wanna have direction
not to fall off that delicate line
Yeah, I wanna rock you in my arms
Track Name: Little Did I Know
I drew every arrow at your shield
That could have fought for camelot
Foggy empire fields
I shot you with every rhino gun I owned
But little did I know
You're impenetrable

God, how hard your life is gonna be
If you always wanna live to stay the same
Monotone blues invade your mouth
Your pasty face will shatter to the ground

I mapped through, the caves in you, to find a river of truth
I charted the freckles on your back
It's time to leave
These fantasies
My psychotic bitch I can't let go of
Track Name: Krause
Krause is there more in a life that I'll never know?
Blazed on your saddle, knuckles of white
I'll hold on forever if I hold on tight
Singin' like a bell all through the night

When I had a ghost I ignored it anyway
My shadow spoke, I didn't hear a word it said
I road into hell a zombie of light
I never saw the world till I lost my high
But life is so beautiful
Open your eyes

Life on a string
It's nothing like a holiday road
I've been promising for myself
To live lonelier my friend

Krause is there more to life that I never knew?

Blazed on your saddle, knuckles of white
I'll hold on forever If I hold on tight
Singin' like a bell all through the night
Track Name: Sea of Fields
Moving ahead
Leaving my thoughts out at the station
Where a movies unreeled from my head
Following sea fields for something
on the highway the past it lies dead
In the haze of the heat
Like a dream
While It's moving on a silver screen

The cards on the table past the houses
They've gotta fold on you
Been singing trying to exist
But they've taken my gun
Bust a hole in my leg of my consciousness again

Moving ahead
Following brightest constellations
That don't shine for a water sign yet
There's gotta be deep space for something
No star has the price of my bed
Like it does in a dream
In a dream
It's moving on a silver screen

The cards on the table past the houses
They've gotta fold on you
Been singing trying to exist
Been lying my head, on a back, on the sea
of a rolling wave
A rolling wave

Walking out the door
A sea of fields is on the horizon
They roll but won't crash for me yet
There's gotta be deep space for something
On the highway I left not to dream for me
To dream for god
I dream for you
Track Name: Flame
I've seen the world in black and white
But know where the colors have to go
I've traveled on planes and rusty trains
The steamboats on the river
These locals heads weigh down their legs
Heavy and full with junk
I tell em' keep your thoughts to yourself
And let em' be your own

There's been a broken arrow lodged in me
Since I was just a little boy
From people who focus on people
Rather than seeing how the delta reeds bend
They say I'm going down to hell
But the hell with that
Just keep your sins to yourself
And let em' be your own

My little son, he carries on
What we have left of my wife
Perched on a bench like two birds
Counting boats, we talk of her
They say my baby went down to hell
But the hell with them
Just keep your sins to yourself
And let em' be your own

What you feel now, I know that I feel too
From the promises of a life that I once knew
Cause you are a flame off of me
I'm a flame off of you
Cause you are a flame off of me
I'm a flame off of you
You are a flame off of me
I'm a flame off of you
Track Name: Break Any Hearts
Well I'm not here to break any hearts
Especially when you know when it starts
I'm not here to break any hearts
Especially when you know it

I'm like a plastic cup
Been placed in a limousine
I don't wanna hurt no one
I don't wanna cause a scene

Cause I'm not here to break any hearts
Especially when you know when it starts
I'm not here to break any hearts
Especially when you know when it starts
OH, GOD
I want you to know
I'm just a chemical

Smoke a ciggy and drive around
Smoke another ciggy and drive around
Your sunglasses they hug my mind
I wanna see ya but I keep hurting you time, to time, and to time again

But I'm not here to break any hearts
Especially when you know when it starts
I'm not here to break any hearts
Especially when you know when it starts
OH, GOD
I want you to know
I'm just a chemical

You threw lightning bolts like Zeus so I ran away
Then smiled as if you'd forgotten whatcha did that day

Well I'm not here to break any hearts
(I'm not here, I'm not here, I'm not here)
Especially when you know when it starts