I Believe In You

by J.P. Kallio

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released October 30, 2015

Recorded and performed by J.P. Kallio


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J.P. Kallio Baile Atha Cliath, Ireland

A Guitar player, singer songwriter and a blogger. Anything you say, might end up in one of my songs ;-)

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Track Name: Junk Yard Dog
Junk Yard Dog

It was warm summers nigh You were sitting on your doorstep
As I sat down, you started to talk
You said There's only so much this girl can give
You eyes swelled up and tear drop hit the street

Dad is the strongest man around I bet
Thirteen brothers and sisters he was Born in the early fall
Never missed a day He worked on the old grain mills
He did his best to feed his family

They used to call him a junk yard dog
Ken black would never turn is back
to any man who needed helping hand
They used to call him a junk yard dog
Ken black would never judge a man
he did his best to always understand

His old man had a funny way to show his love
William was the town drunk drink never left his hand
He used to chase little Ken with a butcher knife
Tried to hang the kids in the barn and burn the whole place down

But the good people of the town stepped in to stop the storm
They gave them food and shelter, grew into a man
Swore he'd never be the same, he'w bring his kids up right
Now it's hard to watch as the time is running out
Track Name: Who am I to You?
Who am I to you?

Who am I to you?
I tried so hard to be true
You made me feel like a fool
Time and time again

Who am I to you?
Those words you carved out so cruel
from a window the wind blows through
Time and time again

We have been here before
It becomes such a chore
I never asked for more
You never stopped looking for

What has come to be
What we had is just a dream
What you want out of me
Is something I can never be

So let me ask you this
Why do you insist
Is this another near miss
Or just a goodbye kiss
Track Name: Alone at last
Alone at last

Your eyes are looking glazed once again
as you fill your glass to the brim
You like the sound of your own voice
and you don't want this night to end

You're sipping you wine as the music plays
needle on a vinyl crackles away
You are scared to be left all alone
You'd do anything to make them stay

It's the silence
that brings out the past
it's the silence
when you are alone at last
It's the silence
with thousand questions to ask
and nowhere left to hide

So many stories you told along the way
I still wonder where the truth meets the tail
And I wonder if you believe it your self
all the lies you told thru the days

You're chasing a dream that can never come true
'Cause as soon as you get there you're looking for more
I wonder what you are trying to prove
Is it so hard to be just you?
Track Name: Good Old Songs
Good old song

I digging through the magic back box
trying to find a way
trying to find something different
trying to make it all the way
there's got to be a trick down there
for me to display
Rise me on a pedestal
bring glory and the fame

Dreams are for dreamers
it won't get you anywhere
It hard enough to make it
when you work through night and day
I got some news for you
you don't want me to say
it's all about the hard work
not the games you play

So tell me what happened to the good old songs
the kind that mends a broke heart
the kind that keeps you warm on a cold winters night
the kind that makes you want to sing a long
So tell me what happened to the good old songs
the kind that makes you fall in love
The kind that you dance to all throughout the night
Until you'r feet cant move anymore
I miss those good old songs

Rinse and repeat
got nothing left to say
There ain't no real stories
just a hook to jam your brain
factory churning out the tunes
Optimised for pay
Nothing left for rainy day
and it all sounds the same
Track Name: Annie's Lament
Annie's lament

Tick tack time stopped
You cannot comprehend
ghost of your lost love
around every corner and a bend
This used to be our home
Wasn't much but it was built on love
in this prison trapped all alone
filled with memories from a ceiling to the floor

I can't let go
until I know
Who is that soul
Took away my true love

Tick tack you're trapt
On a time line you're strapped
You believe truth holds the key
Only truth can set you free
In cold blood murder got a way
Your love buried on a rainy day
But the ghost wont let you go
until the truth unfolds
Track Name: No one said it was easy
No one said it was easy

Did you ever think
it would come down to this
Tv breaks the silence
seems like there's nothing left to say
He reads through the night
Never looks you in the eyes
Your bed is growing wide
He sleeps on the other side

No one said it was easy
No one said it was going to be a walk in the park
Two troubled hearts
Breaking up and falling a part

You ain't asking much
Just a gentle touch
It's been too long
since you felt his warmth
You can feel him drifting away
Your fragile world seam to fail
You feel so angry and alone
You want to cry but the words won't come
Track Name: He Ain't Worth a Dime
He ain't worth a dime

Four long years when you are twenty five
it can feel just like a life time
You thought you had a future so bright
you believed he'd be always by your side
You dreamed about a house just outside the town
where you could have childrern of your own
but even more you dreamed about the wedding day
Everytime you heard the church bells ring away

There's no pint in crying
He ain't worth a dime
He pushed you once
And you know he'll never change
And you know he was lying
When he apologised again
You're better off
let him walk away

You got to let go girl he ain't worth your time
You still got scars from the fight
It hurts to see him moving on with his life
But you got the time on your side
You might think you're getting on a bit
But life still got so many tricks
Another twenty five years from today
I bet you won't remember his name
Track Name: You

You, you walked away
Bag over shoulder
On a summers day
You threw away the past
Just like a rubbish bag
Never thought I'd see the day
when you come crawling back

You acted so surprised when I told you I fell out of love
You see this old heart of mine ain't no rag doll
You left on a whim when you heard the wind call
Left me broken and wounded laying on the floor

You, you walked away
Told me it was over
Couldn't take another day
So don't come crying back
Looking for what we had
Know there's a price to pay
Did no one tell you that?
Track Name: The Ballad of a Road Warrior
The Ballad of a Road warrior

The streetlight outside lights up the night
you've gone to bed long long time ago
I listen to the silence, the house is all gone quiet
I know I'll miss you when I am gone
My bags they are packed, the road calls once again
But I don't want to sleep just yet
You see when this long night comes to an end
I gotta leave you sleeping alone once again

You know this house we call home
just a roof and these four walls
It all means nothing at all
without you

I crawl into the bed in the dead of the night
and listen to you breath for awhile
I wrap my arms around you, I'm scared to let you go
it's killing me to leave you behind
And when I'm on that road, for another thousand miles
another hour pass by, a minute at a time
I'll be counting down the days, when I can look you in the eyes
The thought of you never leaves my mind

This is a ballad of an old roar warrior
On his way home once again
And I wonder if this time
I could stay
Track Name: Wheels for Wings
Wheels for wings

He told me long, long time ago
The drink is taking its toll
Still he insisted staying around
When every one else moved on
You could see trouble in his eyes,
Drinking beers, sitting on that old bar stool
He had made up his mind,
He ain't nobody's fool

Hey girl your boy ain't coming home tonight
Trade wheel for wings at the speed of 100 miles
Felt like a superstar racing down that highway
While trying to feel alive he threw it all away

He got everything just right.
Dad to be in few months time
Still the past never left him out of sight
Burning rubber on a long summer night
Lost the sight of road worrying what's behind
Life flashing by right in front of his eyes
Flipped around about a dozen times
Hit the ground so hard that no one could survive
Track Name: I Believe In You
I believe in you

You can try your best but still it wont be enough
Please don't give up, please don't stop
It takes a long time for something to grow
And I ask you to never give up hope

I believe in you
I believe in you
I believe in you
As long as you stay true

There always be some one telling you're doing it wrong
Fear breeds resentment and nothing they say lasts long
That innocent child you were long time ago
Is still hiding somewhere deep down in your soul
Track Name: Love Is What We Need
Love is what we need

We watch on TV
As another child dies
Innocent heart
Victim of times
Nobody knows
whose left to mourn
Just a little cold corps
Washed up on the shore

Please don't turn a blind eye
Even though its too hard to see
We cant live in a fear right now
Love is what we need
Please don't change the channel
Even if you don't like what you see
We cant live in a fear right now
Love is what we need

They were running a way
Leaving their homes behind
Too scared to stay
Scared for their lives
Just a little old boat
Never built for the sea
Their only hope
Lost in the deep

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