The Art Of Saving Lives

by Josh Johnston

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  • A bundle of the 3 Josh Johnston solo CDs (the Moon Landing EP also thrown in for good measure)

    Asylum Harbour (2008) - songs
    The Shape Of Things (2010) - piano solo
    The Art Of Saving Lives (2018) - songs

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    A bundle of five albums (including The Art Of Saving Lives) by 5 quality Irish musicians

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    West To The Evening Sun - Ailie Blunnie ailieblunnie.bandcamp.com/album/west-to-the-evening-sun
    Love Joints - Danny G & The Major 7ths shop.hipdroprecords.com/album/love-joints
    Mongrel City - Carol Keogh - carolkeogh.bandcamp.com/album/mongrel-city
    The Art Of Saving Lives - Josh Johnston www.joshjohnston.com
    The Roaring Girl - Sive sivemusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-roaring-girl

    The other four albums are albums Josh has greatly enjoyed over the last five years and they are by highly professional and original artists with things to say and unique ways to say them - they're also top people. They're all on Bandcamp and Spotify so you can listen to the music there but why not take advantage of this great value deal to bag five top quality discs at an excellent value price. All five performers have participated in the Paul Simon Project, a video project Josh has been curating over the last few years documenting performances of Paul Simon songs by great Irish musicians - a few of them aren't uploaded yet but will be during 2020.

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  • 5 CDs released by Shandon Records featuring the piano playing and compositions of Josh johnston

    A Minor Happiness - David MacKenzie & Josh Johnston (2004)
    Asylum Harbour - Josh Johnston (2008)
    Notes Home - David MacKenzie & Josh Johnston (2008)
    The Shape Of Things - Josh Johnston (2010)
    The Art Of Saving Things (2018)

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1.
You are perfect as a wing, I wouldn't change a single thing, Under radar, Out of range, And yet there is nothing I would change, Sing, sing, You tear down everything, Revolution, The night it all came down, Fighitng fires all over town, You couldn't save your home, So you took off in a three word poem, Sing, sing, You've torn down everything, Revolution You are broken as a wing, Broken heart and everything, Let me be the wing for you to take you out across the blue, Sing, sing, Let's tear down everything, Revolution, We'll tear down everything, Revolution, Revolution
2.
Rain 04:32
The rain it falls on all of us just the same, Just the same, It doesn't discriminate, It skews the angles of who and who not to blame,, Pretty well, Momentarily, The sun returns to shade us a finer hue, Me and you, And all of our families, I must realise I am not the only one who cares, I must be there, I must be there, I must resolve to always be the friend to you, I must be true, I must be true, I must be true, I never know my enemies or their ways, There they go, Moving on out of sight, And if they lose the trail and they can't track me down, Who's to say if they're winning their guessing game ? Who's hiding in the corner ? Who gives a damn ? I'm out on my own, I'm out in the rain, I must realise I am not the only one who cares, I must be there, I must be there, I must resolve to always see the friend in you, I must be true, I must be true, I must be true,
3.
Scattered 04:45
I'm one crazy dude and not in a good way, I live alone the other side of town, Don't go out, I make friends slowly, When times were good, I let my good friends down, Now I had good friends, don't think I knew it, I had a good time but I blew it, Had everything that was important to me, And it's gone, It's scattered, I've a troubled soul and it wouldn't surprise you to find me freezing cold on your front step, It's 2 o'clock and I don't want to wake you, I don't want to get you out of your warm bed, And I had a friend, don't think I knew it, I had a good life but I blew it, I had everything that was important to me, And it's gone, It's scattered, It's scattered, I'm scattered, But I'm a crazy fool and I shouldn't have left you, Should have seen the goodness staring in my face, And I'm always one step out beyond you, Staring forward to some other place, Now I had a friend and I don't think I knew it, I had a good life but I blew it, I had everything that was important to me, And it's gone, It's scattered, And it's scattered I'm scattered
4.
Moon Landing 04:32
I always get lost in your house You never show me the way Rooms and corridors I'm powerless to know Locks and shadows confuse me by day But later your light's burning low Open windows they let in the glow And at the top of the stairs there I know I'll find your moon landing moon landing Someone's burning both ends here tonight No names mentioned, no numbers to guess At the end of the day keep it dark No one's listening, no need to confess So take me up to the next level now Cause no one's levelling with me somehow And I'm counting the steps as I vow I'll find your moon landing Moon landing And take me up through the rays and the mazes Where you never do things by halves Your quarters and crescents, eclipses and phases Nostalgia and old moonlit paths And I'm never fazed anymore Cause I've been here before, I've stayed late And there's never a dark side to you Waxing, waning, forever first date Clair de lune's on my skyline tonight At the top of your stairs there's a light And if your seas are still tranquil We might make a moon landing Moon landing
5.
Completely 04:18
Monday has come too quickly again And I've been up since God knows when She's still sleeping but I'm not there It's train time, the people weave and sway The start of an otherwise dull day They look right through me like I'm not there Completely brought into your love Completely sold Completely left alone to be completely cold Completely Empty, the content of my day The office looks the other way Onwards we will, still I'm not there Completely bought into your love Completely sold Completely left alone to be completely cold Completely bought into your love Completely sold Completely left alone to be completely cold Completely Completely
6.
Instrumental
7.
I met her on the road She was singing as we waited at the bus stop I thought I recognised the tune, the song And so I sang along Till she said "Come sit with me, Tell me what you're dreaming, where we're going, Who will we be ?" Who knows what this world will have to throw Further on down the road I missed her on the road Too busy watching the sky for changes And though she owes me nothing There was a time when she'd rearrange her day for us When she'd say "Stay by My side When I need you don't go off dreaming" But the world is wide And though I know she's right it always seems The road it calls to me Colours streaming, lights across the sky A song across the sea An urgent call, a questioning. A constant need to fly Everyday a possibility So I lost her on the road Her white lines fading in the distance But she said "Go sing your song Take it off on the path you're travelling I'll sing along" We can't always know the turns that lie ahead Further on down the road
8.
Story Of Us 02:14
On the back of a bus Trying to figure the story of us Trying to work out how does it all start And where will it end Are we wrapped up in code? Trying to calculate all that is owed Making a movie in edits and fades Plot twist and bend We are living and writing our thoughts on the page Our actions, reaction informing our age As we ponder and plunder our backdrop of care The logic and brain dust dissolve into air So the story may never be over In the back of my mind Old moving pictures that got left behind Manuscript pages unbound and unsigned And letters unseen Narratives, melodies floating in space When all I really see is the smile on your face And the truth, undeniable, staring at me Yet answers and reasons like waves on the sea So the story will never be over Still on the back of the bus No further in figuring the story of us Trying to work out where did it all start And where will it end Where will it end Where will it end
9.
Kristiansund and Trondheim pass endless daylight frosts the glass and Froya glimmers, meets the sky a moonless June for a midnight eye and tunnel vision takes you where it's always half-way, never there mainland shopping, island bliss they said she'd never leave all this And I spent midsummer with Anja yes I spent my midsummer with Anja And what if someone else's life counts you in but turns the knife flying visits, floating lights missing words and single nights and what if some lives never find the resting place, the settled mind still one more summer, one more song lures you back, you can't be wrong And I spent midsummer with Anja yes I spent my midsummer with Anja And talk to me of why I'm drawn and all the powers I've called upon and how my days got out of hand and you're a stranger in a changed land Churches gather, steeples rise fjords cut through these northern skies pristine houses, family ties open prisons, hidden lies and truth's away with your forest friend where red deer velvet meets its end some territories you'll never know you just don't go there, you never go And still I spent midsummer with Anja yes I spent midsummer with Anja I spent my midsummer days with Anja days and days and days and days...
10.
Lines 03:39
The phone line is a tightrope, I’m trying to cross to youfrom the opposite side I didn’t see how high the wire, I never realised the going would be so hard and wide Hold the line I’m trying to reach out to you across space and time Across the lines of words I mean to say but cannot find Something moves beneath my feet and it tries to shake me so I know I can’t look down Nothing’s ever going to be the same now you’re in another town Hold the line I’m trying to reach out to you across space and time Across the lines of words I mean to say but cannot find But the words are slow to come In shades of night and dream Forever tipping on my tongue Never quite as distant as they seem And if you step across the line you’re going to find that you’re another day away And all the good you’ve done is swept from you with the very next thing that you say Hold the line I’m trying to reach out to you across space and time Across the lines of words I mean to say but cannot find And the words are slow to come In shades of night and dream Forever tipping on my tongue Never quite as distant as they seem But the words must take their leave, Or lead you to your dream, Forever tipping on my tongue Never quite as simple as they seem
11.
Into the night, Into the stream, Into the dark, Into the dream, Into a space for you and me, What will we do ? What will we see ? Where will we go ? Where will we be ? Out of this ever-crazy world, Elevating through a light intense, Easily toppling my best defences, I see it coming, I welcome the allnighter, You’ve seen me falter, I’ve been here before, You know I’ve been hopelessly stuck to the floor, You take me places never seen, Rolling, bouncing, floating, light serene, A nomination for the greatest team, Getting closer, I welcome the all-nighter, Now the day it is closing, The sun will descend, But the moon it hangs high and bright On my lover and my friends, We have travelled for ages, Laughter and tears, Endlessly turning pages, Learning lessons through the years, So here we are, At one with the night, A sense of a dawn, A moment of flight out of this ever-crazy world, Light years away from where I used to be, The path I walked on now a memory, Watch it coming, No longer an outsider, It’s all around me, I welcome the all-nighter, I welcome the all-nighter, We welcome the all-nighter,

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released June 29, 2018

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Josh Johnston Dublin, Ireland

Pianist / Singer / Songwriter from Dublin, Ireland 3 Solo CDs & 2 EPs available - new piano solo album to be released September 4th 2020

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