A Matter of Time

by Up in the Air

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Up in the Air's 12 album with it's usual eclectic mix of all original songs done in many different styles. After more than 25 years together the band still defies any specific catagory other than always doing upbeat, danceable, music with relevant lyrics (well maybe not Hootchie Koo).

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released September 1, 2013

John Beccia - acoustic guitars,keyboards, percussion, vocals
Emy Bruzzo - vocals, percussion
Tom Bruner - trombone, trumpet, flute piccolo
Rich Daulton - drums
Phil Gross - bass, acoustic guitar & vocal on track 6
Larry Hoffmann - sax, harmonica
Victor Rocha - conga, timbales, percussion
David Singer - electric guitars, flute

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Up in the Air Santa Margarita, California

Up in the Air blends elements of structure and improvisation into musical styles as varied as folk, pop, dixieland, bluegrass, latin, and worldbeat. The result is a fresh and ultimately dancable musical experience with a conspicuously multi-cultural sound. Their original songs center on themes of social equity and justice, environmental consciousness, love, and respect for others. ... more

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Track Name: Corporation Rules
Corporation Rules

So many of us crying......so many of us down
So many of us trying to find jobs that can’t be found
They take away our savings.....they take away all hope
And leave so many hanging from this cliff without a rope

CHORUS
While they blame it on the taxes and our schools
In this world where wall street robs us and the corporation rules
While we sail on this sinking ship of fools
In this world where wall street robs us and the corporation rules
The corporation rules

One time we had a future....but now that time is past
And now we realize that every empire does not last
We struggle to keep up now..... while laws are changed to please
To maximixe the profits of the corporate entities
REPEAT CHORUS

With no one to depend on..... so many are distraught
The system seems so broken and the politician’s bought
We’re only seeking justice to bring this truth to light
If only God could trust us to bring change and do what’s right
REPEAT CHORUS
Track Name: What We've Done
What We've Done
by John Beccia

After all is said.......... after all is done.....
You will be my only......... be my only only one
It’s written in the stars .....here underneath the sun
No matter what we’ve done............ No matter what we’ve done

After all the talk.......after all the plans........
Like a flying hawk..... coming back to land
We have come so far.....from where we have come
No matter what we’ve done........no matter what we’ve done

It isn’t we say...... but only what we do........
That ever counts at all......... that ever shows what’s true
Trying to complete..........what we have begun
No matter what we’ve done......... No matter what we’ve done

We have left behind....... the things we understand........
Put our faith in love...... without a master plan
And the days will show......... what we have become
No matter what we’ve done......... No matter what we’ve done

You might say we changed......... you might say we tried
It always seemed so strange...... to try and run or hide
‘Cause when you reach the end......... who are you hiding from
No matter what we’ve done......... No matter what we’ve done

You can turn ahead..... and never look behind......
Still you can’t escape.... the voice inside your mind
"Cause the events of life....... are a continuum
No matter what we've done........no matter what we've done

REPEAT 1st 3 lines
No matter what we've done........no matter what we've done........
No matter what we've done........no matter what
Track Name: Like the Sun
Like The Sun
(by John Beccia)

What a love we have, I count the blessings everyday
All the years we've had, they disappear like yesterday
When I first looked at you, and you we're looking back at me
How could we have known what this relationship would be
So we rise to face another day
Awakening to what will come
What a love we have, shinin' brightly like the sun
(Shinin' brightly like the su-----------------n)
shinin' brightly like the sun

What a love we have, one I'm working to deserve
A lover for this life, our children to love and observe
The flame inside my heart is burning with the love you give
Desire so complete, this is the way we're meant to live
So we rise to face another day
Awakening to what will come
What a love we have, shinin' brightly like the sun
(Shinin' brightly like the su-----------------n)
shinin' brightly like the sun
(Shinin' brightly like the su-----------------n)
shinin' brightly like the sun

Instrumental

So we rise to face another day
Awakening to what will come
What a love we have, shinin' brightly like the sun
(Shinin' brightly like the su-----------------n)
shinin' brightly like the sun
(Shinin' brightly like the su-----------------n)
shinin' brightly like the sun
(Shinin' brightly like the su-----------------n)
shinin' brightly like the sun
(Shinin' brightly like the su-----------------n)
shinin' brightly like the sun

(bass-drum break)

(Shinin' brightly like the su-----------------n)
shinin' brightly like the sun
(Shinin' brightly like the su-----------------n)
shinin' brightly like the sun
(Shinin' brightly like the su-----------------n)
shinin' brightly like the sun
(Shinin' brightly like the su-----------------n)
shinin' brightly like the sun
Track Name: Hootchie Koo
Hootchie-Koo
by John Beccia

When my baby does the hootchie-koo.....
He only does it if the love is true
They’ll be no ever getttin’....ever gettin’ over her tonight

When my baby does the hootchie-koo.....
And when he does it, baby, I do too
They’ll be no ever getttin’....ever gettin’ over hIm tonight

And when he does it, how it feels so right.....
It makes me wanna hootchie-koo all night
I wanna stay into the morning light.....
I better hold on tight

When my baby does the hootchie-koo.....
It’s like a potion made by Madame Rue
They’ll be no ever getttin’....ever gettin’ over him tonight...
that’s right

And when I’m with him and we’re face to face....
that’s when I turn into a basket-case
The blood is boiling at a frantic pace.....
oh-wo how the heart can race

When my baby does the hootchie-koo.....
my head gets spinnin’ in a loop-de-loo
They’ll be no ever getttin’....ever gettin’ over him tonight...
that’s right

And even tho I haven’t got a clue.....
cause everytime it always feels brand new
It makes me tipsy like a magic brew.....
oh-wo what a love can do

They’ll be no ever getttin’....ever gettin’ over him tonight
They’ll be no ever getttin’....ever gettin’ over him tonight
Track Name: Matter of Time
Matter of Time
by John Beccia

With a book, in the middle of a lonely night
You are looking for hope and a ray of light
Really there's no easy way....to escape the passing of the day, ye-ah
So much confusion with a growing fright
And it don't really matter who's wrong or right
There's no reason to define....or to try to read between the lines, o-oh

CHORUS - 'Cause it's just a matter of time
You roll with the changes or get behind
The past will be shattered and it's just a matter of time

Try'n to live your life as if it's planned
Try'n to build on a rock but it feels like sand
Everything will crumble down....into pieces fallin' all around, ye-ah
Got to reach for a hand that you can touch
Any little bit of love can mean so much
Livin' life as if it lasts....even though it passes by so fast o-oh
REPEAT CHORUS

In your mind all the memories that will come
Take you back to the places where you are from
Analyzing now and then..... realize the story has to end, ye-ah
Try'n to live your life in the here and now
Try'n to hold what you got but you don't know how,
Passing thru another stage....as you slowly turn another page,o-oh

REPEAT CHORUS twice

Time........Time........Time........Time
Track Name: Clark St
CLARK STREET
by Phil Gross and Bill Hermann

MORNING DULLS THE NEON STARS ON CLARK STREET
THE SUNʼS TURNED GREY AND LIGHTS WITHOUT ITʼS WARMTH
THE LADIES OF THE STREETS HAVE LEFT THEIR ALTARS
THE BUILDINGS STRETCH TO TOUCH A SKYLESS DAWN

THEREʼS A PAIN THAT COMES WITH WINTER IN CHICAGO
THEY TELL ME ITʼS A HAWK THAT NEVER SLEEPS
THIS WINDOW IS A THOUSAND MILES FROM NASHVILLE
BUT THIS WINDOW IS AS FAR AS I CAN SEE

IʼVE A FRIEND WHO BRINGS ME BREAKFAST EVERY MORNING
A COFFEE DONUT ROMANCE WITH NO STRINGS
WHEN SHE SMILES I CAN UNDERSTAND THIS CITY
WHEN SHE CRIES I CAN UNDERSTAND HER SMILE

THEREʼS A BEAUTY HIDDEN SOMEWHERE IN THESE TAVERNS
THEREʼS A POEM TRYING DESPERATELY FOR RHYME
THROUGH A FROSTED CLARK STREET WINDOW IN THE WINTER
REACHING FOR THE NEXT CHICAGO DAY
REACHING FOR THE NEXT CHICAGO DAY
REACHING FOR THE NEXT CHICAGO DAY
Track Name: The Real Thing
The Real Thing
by John Beccia

No longer lost and alone or being left on your own
When it’s the real thing
Now you can trust someone else as you are looking toward what lies ahead
You don’t have to be who you’re not
You don’t want to lose what you’ve got
When it’s the real thing..........When it’s the real thing
When it’s the real thing..........When it’s the real thing

No longer wonderin’ what’s wrong , you feel just like you belong
When it’s the real thing C7
No longer stuck in a rut.... cause you are part of what seems to be true
And now that your love means so much
It fills you with each tender touch
When it’s the real thing..........When it’s the real thing
When it’s the real thing..........When it’s the real thing

Instrumental Break


You’ve given into the urge you know that love can be yours
When it’s the real thing
Just like when lightning will strike, you find it burning way down in your soul
Inside of your heart you receive
This feeling that makes you believe
When it’s the real thing..........When it’s the real thing
When it’s the real thing..........When it’s the real thing
When it’s the real thing..........When it’s the real thing
When it’s the real thing..........When it’s the real thing
Track Name: Good Times Gone
Good Times Gone
by John Beccia

I couldn't take it when I heard the news
Abandoned like a pair of worn out shoes
How feelings move you when you lose a friend
Is this the way the good times end?


CHORUS Oh where, oh where have all the good times gone?
Remembering the things that you have done
Now all that's left you is to carry on
Oh where have all the good times gone?

I stayed up watching all the late night shows
They never gave a clue to how life goes
Pictures and words all in a senseless blend
Is this how all the good times end?

REPEAT CHORUS

It's hard to face it
That you're no longer here
Death can't erase it
The love we used to share

I think about you when I hear the blues
The same old story and the same old news
Into the earth is where we all descend
Is this the way the good times end?

REPEAT CHORUS
Track Name: Wonder of It All
The Wonder of It All
by John Beccia

I wonder (wonder wonder) where it all goes from here
I wonder when it all disappears
I wonder at the wonder (wonder, wonder) of it all

I wonder (wonder wonder) why you're right there for me
I wonder how this love came to be
I wonder at the wonder (wonder wonder) of it all

I don't have to think about ever being here without
Ever being here without your love

I wonder (wonder wonder) why it happened this way
I wonder how the night turned to day
I wonder at the wonder (wonder wonder) of it all

I won't have to wander more... any restlessness before,
Any restlessness has all but gone

I wonder (wonder wonder) why it all turned around
I wonder how what's lost can get found
I wonder at the wonder (wonder wonder) of it all
I wonder (wonder wonder) at the wonder (wonder wonder) of it all.....
all.....all.....all......................
Track Name: Tell All My Secrets To
Tell All My Secrets To
By John Beccia

You left me so lonely’ .......you left me so blue
And you were the only one I could talk to

Now what have I become
Now that I’ve got no one
To tell all my secrets to
To tell all my secrets to

You left me here cryin’ .......for something I lack
Now I am tryin’, tryin’ to get it back

Now what have I become
Now that I’ve got no one
To tell all my secrets to
To tell all my secrets to
To tell all my secrets to
To tell all my secrets to

I thought I was clever.......but what did I know
I should have never, ever let you go
Now what have I become
Now that I’ve got no one
To tell all my secrets to
To tell all my secrets to

How can I go on now.......just living each day
I didn’t know that you’d really go away
Now what have I become
Now that I’ve got no one
To tell all my secrets to
To tell all my secrets to
To tell all my secrets to
To tell all my secrets to

I’m feelin’ so hollow.......as low as can be
Nobody can follow the love you gave to me
Now what have I become
Now that I’ve got no one
To tell all my secrets to
To tell all my secrets to
To tell all my secrets to
To tell all my secrets to
Track Name: I'll Never Let You Go
I’ll Never Let You Go
by John Beccia

I’ll never let you go, no matter what tomorrows show
I’ll always be right there
I’ll never let you go, I’ll follow you high or low
I’ll always be right there

All I ever want to do each morning Is to stay with you each night and day
I’ll always be right there, this love will never disappear
I’ll never let you go.............I’ll never let you go

I’ll never let you go, no matter which way we grow
I’ll always be right there
I’ll never let you go, I’ll follow you to and fro
I’ll always be right there

All I ever want to spend is more time being with you through each night and day
I’ll always be right there with a feeling that will always care
I’ll never let you go.............I’ll never let you go

I’ll never let you go, if there’s one thing that I know I know
I’ll always be right there
I’ll never let you go, I’ll follow you through any door
I’ll always be right there

All I ever want to do is want to ....to be with you through each night and day
I’ll always be right there for every bit of love you share
I’ll never let you go.............I’ll never let you go

I’ll never let you go.............I’ll never let you go.............I’ll never let you go
Track Name: Moneylove
Moneylove
by John Beccia

There's lucrative lurkers living up on the hill
For power these people are dressed to kill
Polluting with poison for drilling and mining and all at will
For moneylove

The energy monsters get their desires
The laws that protect us are under fire
While power from sun and from wind and from water is shoved aside
For moneylove



The rich getting richer, the poor stay poor
The number of jobless is growing more
Small business is dying, big business is thriving, you know it's all
For moneylove

The large corporations are guaranteed
While Mother Earth suffers from all this greed
Our natural resources divided among them to fill the need
For moneylove


They're cutting back programs that help the poor
They're building more bombs for the next world war
Will it be Yemen, Angola, Rwanda, Korea, or El Salvador
Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, or Georgia, there's so many more
Places where people are dying and children are crying, you know
It's all for moneylove
For moneylove
For moneylove
For moneylove
Track Name: A Matter of Time (reprise)
CHORUS - 'Cause it's just a matter of time
You roll with the changes or get behind
The past will be shattered and it's just a matter of time
Time
Time
Time

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