A Blessing & A Curse - (Brit Rock)

by Jef Knight

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1.
The Way 05:02
This is The Way © 2003 Jef Knight By a lake there's a house on a street with no sidewalks Where my baby's strollin' round Over to the neighbor's house There's some music floating on the breeze Stroll across the lawn, see what's goin' on Me an' the boys are playin' some jam guitar An' celebrate the day with a little a "Whiskey in The Jar" Fire up the grill, spark up a smile I'll get excited by the sound when the guitar's singin' And I won't be frightened by the silence ringin' in my ears Chorus This is The Way we live to be In a world where music's king This is the way we love to be In a world where guitars ring Made her think about the concerts that she's seen Yesterday she loved the Lou and Iggy Bowie, Stones and the New York scene But like that dream of love you had last night The time as come for you to embrace the thing that you've denied I'll get excited by the sound when the guitar's singin' And I won't be frightened by the silence ringin' in my ears Chorus This is The Way we live to be In a world where music's king This is the way we love to be In a world where guitars ring This Is the Way
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She Thinks I'm Cool © 2005 Jef Knight She's got stars in her eyes, a vegan life and a new tattoo She's got a sexy walk in hemp sandals She says leather is cruel She's got a serious side that will kick your ass And she knows it too She's got a smilin' face and a love embrace And she thinks I'm cool Ya, She thinks I'm cool She's got a simple way that she sees things But she's nobody's fool Likes peace 'n love 'n the Greatful Dead And likes breakin' rules She's got alternative style She's an audiophille And when the needle hits the groove She'll be jammin along with the boy next door Cuz she thinks he's cool Ya, She thinks I'm cool Flowers in your hair Incense in the air Sunny days and the record plays Our favorite song, And Jackson played "Stay Just a Little Bit Longer" Ya, She thinks I'm cool
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Living Inside a Song © 2013 Jef Knight All i get for my efforts is pain and miz-er-y Drowning all my suffering washing over me Tell me by my bootstraps, pull up by myself Knuckles bare from fighting, for somebody else She said: "Meet me at the courthouse Bring some witnesses You can wear a car-na-tion I'll will wear a fine white dress" CHORUS From now on We'll live inside a song From now on And we'll dance Years'n tears,n joy an' livin out our lives Set aside your hammer enjoy the the countryside Beg no explanation love is well defined Seek no consolation just enjoy the ride She said: "Meet me in the garden Bring your summer wine I will wear my old blue jeans By the evening fire" CHORUS There's a feeling that you on-ly get When your heart can love...with no regret CHORUS From now on We'll live inside a song From now on We'll live forever in this song and we'll laugh...and we'll sing...and we'll dance
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A Kiss 04:47
A Kiss © 1996 Jef Knight I met you on a Sunday I was playing my guitar Wednesday night you waved at me when I drove by in my car Friday night we had a chat and you told me I'm okay So I got up all my nerve to ask you out on Saturday I knew right then I was a passionist But I never thought it would be like this Until you gave me a kiss In the dark that night [just a little kiss] It felt so nice [you gave me a kiss] It taste like wine [you gave me a kiss] I'm gonna make you mine You gave me a kiss Sunday morning came around and I woke up in dream-land I walked you home to your house and you let me hold your hand We looked up in the sky and thought we saw a UFO Then you held me in your arms like you didn't wanna let me go I knew right then you were a passionist But I never thought it would be like this CHORUS And I will Be there when your old And I will Keep you safe from the cold And I will Give you someone to hold Forever, passionately I knew right then that you were a passionist but I never thought it could be like this Until you gave me A Kiss
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The Heart Wants What It Wants © 2013 Jef Knight This song is for you, my friend So let your lovers go There's an ocean in your heart The passing tide you'll know With the west wind in your face, You heart begins to race... And you'll feel the hope inside your thoughts cuz the heart wants what it wants For this life the battle's fought When the heart wants what it wants You're safe inside my arms; I'll wear no crown of thorns And I'll abide while the angels dance cuz the heart wants what it wants From that first enraptured glance The heart wants what it wants Heaven awaits Eternity a dream away Heaven can wait It's calling me but not today So I'll abide while the angels dance cuz the heart wants what it wants From the first to final glance The heart wants what it wants Life and all that's real will end and we'll all be together Love is all that's real my friend and we'll all sing together... I'll abide while the angels dance Cuz the heart wants what it wants From that first enraptured glance The heart wants what it wants
7.
Overdrive 04:48
Overdrive © 2013 Jef Knight I was young and full of life Had no cares, had to roam You were my easy goin' wife And the highway was our home. Music playin' on the radio The nights were long, the beer was cold It was summertime and we were twenty-nine It was summertime and we were in our prime. CHORUS The night is on our side So Honey let's go for a ride We'll put the top down tonight And put it in overdrive In your eyes a burning fire Like summer sun on gleamin' chrome All you'll see is our tail lights And we're gone. Andh I will drive this steel horse down Piston poundin', engine screamin', Smoke and rubber on the ground All you'll see is a steak of light as we pass Blink and miss it 'cuz we're goin' way too fast CHORUS And when you like this Nothin' can compare Music on the radio Wind blowin' through your hair Said, "Honey, put the hammer down!" Cus there's no one else in sight *Passed a cop up on the hill And blew the doors off her Like she was standing still* And we put it in Overdrive
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Motionless 05:43
Motionless © 2005 Jef Knight Your tender heart beats silently In time with hopes eternal drum Will you get to dance to it Like lovers in a high school gym Before they turn the lights on? Or will your first and final step Lead you on to heavens gate Will you always be the pawn When life could be a lover's song It just seems such a cryin' shame That you stand there Motionless Afraid to move at all Till you come runnin' back To me Come on and have a drink on me Sit down and ease your troubled mind Yesterday was always yours Young enough to have no cares Old enough to do the time So take a moment now Pondering your heart's desire Till the love that you once knew And the pain you're going though Turns you silence into fire CHORUS You used to think the race was won By the swift, the smart, the strong Some hearts are like a starters gun In a race that you don't be-long So take a moment now Pondering your heart's desire Till the pain you're going through And the love that you once know Turns your silence into fire Just don't you stand there Motionless Afraid to move at all Till you come runnin' back To me
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Under the stars and dreaming © 2013 Jef Knight All your summer's true All your heart's desire Every thing you do Sets my heart on fire Love, is all I have to give Life, is for us to live Here I go into the Fire CHORUS On meadow grass we lay Silently gaze at the moon Under the stars and dreaming with you Your Saint Chris around my neck For a line drawn in the sand True patriot love In all thy Son's command Life is all I have to give Love is for those who live Here I go into the fire CHORUS On the desert sand I lay Silence cutting through Under the stars and dreaming about you I believed them when they said that peace Is what we're fighting for I've seen the battle rage And heard the rockets roar I felt a rush of heat And a sense of some remorse And as I fall upon the floor The last thing I remember is that meadow and her CHORUS On this battlefield I lay Silent peace renew Under the stars and dreaming of you
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Let the Music Play © 1981 - 2019 Jef Knight Running down the road I wonder Where I'm going, am I chasing thunder Twilight's mystery has broken In the moonlight we've awoken To a song a world away Somewhere we belong And then we love as if on fire And sing a chorus of desire Till lightning strikes a chord devine and music Plays forever and for everyone Like healing water pouring down On our life, our love, our home A wonder has begun CHORUS Let there be light Let the music play Sing your song In your own way Love me one more time Make me feel this way Let there be light Let the music play And then we love as if on fire And sing a chorus of desire Till lightning strikes a chord devine and music plays Forever and for everyone Like healing water pouring down On our life, our love alone A wonder has begun CHORUS Let there be light Let the music play Sing your song In your own way Love me one more time Make me feel this way Let there be light Let the music play Let There Be Light

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High energy, sparklingly fun. guitar-driven, classic-style, pop-rock. This is my 18th studio album. Something for everyone - wicked guitars, solid drums and bass, big, lush classic rock arrangements. It's classic radio-rock for the 21st century. You're gonna love it!

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released January 18, 2019

Written, Performed and Produced by Jef Knight

Recorded at:
The Temple of Digital Gratification Studio,
Ontario, Canada

Music & Lyrics © 1980 - 2012 Jef Knight
These Recordings © 2012 Art For Your Ears

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This is the music of the Canadian rock guitarist Jef Knight.
From Classic Rock to Brit Pop and experimental electronics, this is some of the coolest music you'll ever hear.

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