Big Storm

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1.
Big Storm (free) 04:03
Big Storm (by John Beccia) INTRO-(E7----C----G----A--B7--E7----) E7 Big storm’s a brewing.....coming round the bend Big storm’s a brewing.....who knows how it all will end C G We act like we don’t know....we just keep burning up that oil A7 B7 E7 Big storm’s a brewing.....like a pot that has begun to boil E7 Big storm’s a brewing.....right there off the shore Big storm’s a brewing.....gonna shake us to the core C G We act like we don’t know....we just keep using gasoline A7 B7 E7 Big storm’s a brewing.....it’s as big as we have ever seen am em The ice caps disappear the glaciers slowly slip away C B7 A7 - G What changes are ahead, nobody here can really say....... E7 Big storm’s a brewing...... growing as we speak Big storm’s a brewing.....and it’s building to it’s peak C G No more can we ignore...the cost of what there is at stake A7 B7 E7 Big storm’s a brewing ... and what will be left here in it’s wake Instrumental - (E7----C----G----A--B7--E7----) am em We see the hurricanes, we see tornados cross this land C B7 A7 - G Destruction piles up, so much of this is caused by man........ E7 Big storm’s brewing..... can it be too late? Big storm’s a brewing.... is it choice or is it fate? C G How much petroleum controls the way this world is bound A7 B7 E7 Big storm’s a brewing......as the danger builds up all around A7 B7 E7-- Big storm’s a brewing .......and the system quickly crumbles down
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Been Here Before by John Beccia (Fmaj7-dm7-gm7-am7, Fmaj7-dm7-Eb-C, Bbmaj7-am7-gm7-gm7b5, F-C7-F-A7-Bbmaj7-am7-dm) Fmaj7 dm7 gm7 am7 Are we just pretenders.....role actors and mimes Fmaj7 dm7 Eb C Repeating offenders....were just passing our time Bbmaj7 am7 gm7 gm7b5 The deafening silence....still cuts to the core F C7 F - A7 And it's just like we have been here before Bbmaj7 am7 dm And it's just like we have been here before Fmaj7 dm7 gm7 am7 Mistakes we are making.....all over again Fmaj7 dm7 Eb C The promises breaking.... with your very best friend Bbmaj7 am7 gm7 gm7b5 The laughing, the crying....and still we want more F C7 F - A7 And it's just like we have been here before Bbmaj7 am7 dm And it's just like we have been here before BREAK - (C---F--G7---Bb-C7) (Fmaj7-dm7-gm7-am7, Fmaj7-dm7-Eb-C, Bbmaj7-am7-gm7-gm7b5, F-C7-F-A7-Bbmaj7-am7-dm) (C---F--G7---Bb-C7) Fmaj7 dm7 gm7 am7 Like continents drifting.....at one time were one Fmaj7 dm7 Eb C The forces around us....are as old as the sun Bbmaj7 am7 gm7 gm7b5 We break into pieces....like the sand on the shore F C7 F - A7 And it's just like we have been here before Bbmaj7 am7 dm - G7 And it's just like we have been here before F C7 (Bb - C7) - repeated till fade And it's just like we have been here before
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Water Washes 05:09
The Water Washes by John Beccia (em7-------am7----em7----C---D---em7---------------C----D---em7-) em7 You know I never really heard a sadder sound am--- Until I heard the word that you’d no longer be around em - em7 The waves come crashing down Cmaj7 D6 em7------------ The water washes over us, and tosses us out on the ground (2 times) em7 You know I never knew how sad that life could be am--- I was just hoping that we’d hold on to what we had found em The time comes crashing down Cmaj7 D6 em-------- The water washes over us, and tosses us out on the ground Cmaj7 D6 am - G-D - em- The water washes over us, and tosses us out on the ground instrumental - (am7--------em7-------am---C--G-D-em7---------) em7 You know I never really saw a sadder sight am Until that night when we were left there in the silent sound em No answers can be found Cmaj7 D6 em The water washes over us, and tosses us out on the ground (2 times) em7 I never heard a song that had a sadder end am Till the time comes when you are losing the best friend you’ve found em The love comes crashing down Cmaj7 D6 em The water washes over us, and tosses us out on the ground Cmaj7 D6 am - G-D - em The water washes over us, and tosses us out on the ground instrumental - (am7--------em7-------am---C--G-D-em7---------) (em7-------am7----em7----C---D---em7---------------C----D---em7-) em7 The water flow’s inside of all alive today am Outside, the rivers go in many different ways they’re bound em The waves come crashing down Cmaj7 D6 em The water washes over us, and tosses us out on the ground (3 times)
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Heart of the Jungle (free) 03:39
Heart of the Jungle by John Beccia (C-F-G7-C, C-F-G7----C) C F G7 C Deep in the heart of the jungle.......the colors swirling by C F G7 Deep in the heart of the jungle.......me hardly see, me hardly see, me C hardly see de sky C F G7 C Deep in the heart of the jungle......the rain fall from on high C F G7 Deep in the heart of the jungle......me hardly can, me hardly can, me C-C/B- hardly can get by am F G7 C-C/B- So much is wild ........we can’t control am F D7 G7 --------------- Hard for the child......Hard for the ones who have grown old G7 ----------------------------------------- The ones who have grown old (break) C F G7 C Deep in the heart of the jungle......the truth will never lie C F G7 Deep in the heart of the jungle......me hardly can, me hardly can, me C hardly can get by INSTRUMENTAL - (C-F-G7-C, C-F-G7----C) C F G7 C Deep in the heart of the jungle......the concrete reaching high C F G7 Deep in the heart of the jungle.......me hardly see, me hardly see, me C hardly see the sky C F G7 C Deep in the heart of the jungle......the tears fall from my eye C F G7 Deep in the heart of the jungle......me hardly can, me hardly can, me C-C/B- hardly can get by am F G7 C-C/B- No end in sight..... and still we fall am F D7 G7 ----------- Always a fight.....hard for the people, one and all G7 ----------------------------------------- The people, one and all (break) C F G7 C Deep in the heart of the jungle...... to live you have to die C F G7 Deep in the heart of the jungle......me hardly can, me hardly can, me C hardly can get by G7 C Me hardly can, me hardly can, me hardly can get by G7 C Me hardly can, me hardly can, me hardly can get by
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I Want What You Got by John Beccia (E7-A7) 4X E7 A7 E7 A7 So much like an addiction.............. I need you here by my side E7 A7 E7 A7 Feeling like an affliction.............. that cannot be denied am C G B7 Know it takes a conviction to show you.....what is inside E7-A7 E7-A7 CHORUS - You know I want what you got....You know I want what you got.... G B7 - - - - You know you got what I really wa................nt (E7-A7) 4X You know I want what you got.... E7 A7 E7 A7 Life is just a collection.......... of all the things that we do E7 A7 E7 A7 Lookin’ for a direction........... for a.feeling that’s true am C G B7 Tryin’ to make a connection and reach for .....something that’s new REPEAT CHORUS G D A7 REFRAIN - When will I ever learn what brings me happiness G A7 B7 When will I ever know the meaning of success E7-A7 (E7-A) - You know I want what you got.... You know I want what you got.... (B7--C7-C#7-D7) INSTRUMENTAL (gm-C7) - repeated (D7-C#7-C7-B7) E7 A7 E7 A7 Leave behind reservations........... got to make a new start E7 A7 E7 A7 With a determination.............. not to tear it apart am C G B7 There are no explanations, you just....follow your heart REPEAT CHORUS G D A7 REFRAIN - When will I ever learn to love the simple things G A B7 When will I ever know the the joy that love can bring E7-A7 E7-A You know I want what you got.... You know I want what you got.... (E7-A7) repeated over an over You know I want what you got.. G B7 - - - - You know you got what I really wa................nt E7 You know I want what you got....
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Wedding Song 03:01
Wedding Song INTRO by Phil Gross & Mark Montijo A E D A D E A A c1985 A E D A White lace and promises joining two hearts D A E Now that they’ve had their own way A E D A Speak to me softly and I will reply D E A I’ve waited so long for this day CHORUS D E F#m C#m Will you stay here beside me and hold me D A F#m And show me loves farthest extremes D E F#m C#m I will stay here beside you hold you and keep you D E A And take you inside of my dreams INTRO A E D A Love is a treasure that’s so hard to find D E And so easy to let slip away A E D A Love is a mystery I’ve tried to unwind D E A Getting clearer with each word you say CHORUS INSTRUMENTAL A A/G#bass D A F#m C#m D E down by half steps in bass A G#ac Gac F#ad Fad A D E CHORUS INTRO
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Like a River Flows (by John Beccia) (am-G-am-G-am-G-am) am Do we just go on livin' day to day E7 Where there is a will, there will be a way am-A7 dm - adim7 There will come a time, come a time that shows C G F E7 am-G-am-G-am-G-am- And so we just move on just like a river flows am Once we were so young, and we had our dreams E7 That we tried to hold, who knows what it means am-A7 dm-adim7 It might really be...some kind of joke, who knows C G F E7 am--- And so we just move on just like a river flows dm am Through the ups and downs, through the highs and lows E7 am Good will come from bad, like from the thorn, the rose dm am Will we ever learn something, I suppose C G F E7 am-G-am-G-am-G-am- And so we just move on just like a river flows am So we just go on doing what we can E7 Tryin' to do what's right, workin' for the man am-A7 dm-adim7 Every man comes from...a little boy that grows C G F E7 am--- And so we (just move on just like a river)(3X)flows Instrumental (am--G-am--G-am--G-E7----am-A7-dm-adim7--C-G-F-E7-am) dm am Every breakin' day, as the rooster crows E7 am From the fallin' night, there's a light that grows dm am As we look ahead, doors behind us close C G F E7 am-G-am-G-am-G-am And so we just move on just like a river flows am No matter what may come, it'll be okay E7 We will make it through, we will find a way am-A7 dm-adim7 Life's a precious thing. not something to dispose C G F E7 am--- And so we (just move on just like a river)(3X)flows
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New Day Comin' (free) 03:39
New Day Comin’ by John Beccia (dm-C-Bb-A7, dm-C-Bb-A7) dm There’ll be a new day comin’ A7 When people care about the land C- A7 And take their destiny in hand dm-C-Bb-A7 There’ll be a new day comin’ dm There’ll be a new day comin’ A7 When everyone has all they need C - A7 Eliminating all the greed dm-C-Bb-A7 There’ll be a new day comin’ (repeat twice) - INSTRUMENTAL (chords same as verse) dm There’ll be a new day comin’ A7 With no one living on the street C - A7 When all have work and food to eat dm-C-Bb-A7- There’ll be a new day comin’ dm There’ll be a new day comin’ A7 When every single person’s freed C - A7 All ethnic races, every creed dm-C-Bb-A7 There’ll be a new day comin’ (repeat twice) - SLOW INSTRUMENTAL (dm--A7--C7--F--Bbmaj7--A7--dm- A7--) -(repeat twice) dm There’ll be a new day comin’ A7 When people realize the hour C - A7 Is time to rise and seize the power dm-C-Bb-A7- There’ll be a new day comin’ dm There’ll be a new day comin’ A7 When there’s no gap ‘tween rich and poor C - A7 No need for weapons anymore dm-C-Bb-A7- There’ll be a new day comin’ - (repeat 3 times) .... There’ ll be a new day (end on dm )
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River of Love by John Beccia INTRO -(D-A7-D ) CHORUS D G D em7 D C# D Take me......won’t you take me.... .....Take me to where I’m dreaming of D G D em7 D A7 D Take me.........don’t forsake me..........Take me to the river of love D G D em7 D C# D Take me......won’t you take me.... .....Take me to where I’m dreaming of D G D em7 D A7 D Take me.........re-awake me..........Take me to the river of love A G# A - D You don’t need to be an actor A G# A You don’t need to play a part A C#7 f#m D As long as you’ve got love, you’ve got the strength from above A E7 A - A7 And you can feel it way down deep in your heart CHORUS - second 2 lines INSTRUMENTAL - over 4 line chorus Repeat CHORUS first 2 lines A G# A - D You might have an empty pocket A G# A Searchin’ for a brand new start A C#7 f#m D As long as you’ve got love, you’ve got the strength from above A E7 A - A7 And you can feel it way down deep in your heart repeat CHORUS - second 2 lines INSTRUMENTAL-over 4 line chorus Repeat CHORUS first 2 lines A G# A - D If you’re feeling lost and lonely A G# A And wonderin’ who you really are A C#7 f#m D As long as you’ve got love, you’ve got the strength from above A E7 A - A7 And you can feel it way down deep in your heart REPEAT CHORUS second 2 lines and repeat last line 3 times
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Doin' Time 05:50
Doin’ Time by John Beccia (em-G-em-D, em-G-em-D, em-G-em-D, em-G-em-D, A7......em-G-em-D, em-G-em-D B7........A7........em-G-em-D, em-G-em-D) em G em D em G em-D Oh how I need you like all creatures need the air em G em D em G em-D A7 But what’s in front of us appears to be unclear........ I’m blind em G em D, em G em D A lasting love’s so hard to find B7 A7 (em G em D)-2X You say you love me but I wonder if we’re only doin’ time em G em D em G em-D Sweet Sally Mae, she’s got a long entangling string em G em D em G em-D A7 And when I follow her, she shows me everything...... she finds em G em D, em G em D I’ll always be one step behind B7 A7 (em G em D)2X And when I look back well I wonder if we’re only doin’ time INSTRUMENTAL- (dm-F-dm-c)-4X....G7.......(dm-F-dm-c) 2X....A7................ em-G em D em G em-D I like my coffee and I like my cup of tea em G em D em G em-D A7 What your addiction is, it don’t mean much to me.....it’s fine em G em D, em G em D Just getting through the daily grind B7 A7 (em G em D) 2X We think we need it but I wonder if we’re only doin’ time INSTRUMENTAL- (dm-F-dm-c)-4X....G7.......(dm-F-dm-c) 2X....A7................ em G em D em G em-D We are all prisoners trapped in this moving ring em G em D em G em-D A7 We all are reaching out to find the same old thing.....defined em G em D, em G em D We try hard not to be unkind B7 A7 (em G em D) 2X And as we wait here well I wonder if we’re only doin’ time B7 A7 (em G em-G) And as we wait here..... well I wonder if we’re only doin’ time (em G em-G) repeated
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What’s Happened to the Rain? by John Beccia INTRO - (A-Asus4, A-Asus4, A-Asus4-A) A c#m f#m D What’s happened to the rain?.....What’s happened to the rain? A D A D The days go by and stay so dry f#m E A What’s happened to the rain? A c#m f#m D What’s happened to the sun?.....What’s happened to the sun? A D A D We block the light that burns so bright f#m E A What’s happened to the sun? D A As chaos all around us just keeps growing B7 D - dm7 It makes you question all that you believe A c#m f#m D What’s happened to the clouds?.....What’s happened to the clouds? A D A D They’re’ just a threat but never wet f#m E A What’s happened to the rain? INSTRUMENTAL - (A- c#m, f#m-D, A-D, A-D, f#m-E-A) A c#m f#m D What’s happened to the trees?.....What’s happened to the trees? A D A D The things we need aren’t guaranteed f#m E A What’s happened to the trees? D A This craziness around us keeps on going B7 D - dm7 It makes you question all that you can see A c#m f#m D What’s happened to the skies?.....What’s happened to the skies? A D A D They’re’ just a threat but never wet A D A D We block the light that burns so bright A D A D The days go by and stay so dry f#m E A-Asus4, A-Asus4, A-Asus4-A What’s happened to .................the rain?
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Only Yourself INTRO-(D - bm, D - bm, G - C#dim7-D-gm-A7, D - bm, D - bm, G - C#dim7, D-----) D bm You've got your money...you've got your friends D bm You think your world... will never end G c#d7 D.....gm--A7 But you're just foolin'.....you're only foolin'.....only yourself D bm You think your place...is guaranteed D bm That you can buy...all that you need G c#d7 D.....D7 But you're just foolin'.....you're only foolin'.....only yourself G gm Now you've got health...and you've got gold D B7 But everything...it must grow old em7 emb5 em7 -- A7 And what you're doin'.....is only foolin'.....only yourself D bm Where is your love...and sympathy D bm There's so much more...that you could be G c#d7 D..... But now you're foolin'.....you're only foolin'.....only yourself (D - bm, D - bm, G - C#dim7-D- gm-A7, D - bm, D - bm, G - C#dim7, D----) D bm You're not a world......unto yourself D bm Someday you'll need...somebody else G c#d7 D--D7-- But you're just foolin'.....you're only foolin'.....only yourself G gm You think you get...what you deserve D B7 But life' not s graded ...on some curve em7 emb5 em7 --A7 And what you're doin'.....is only foolin'....only yourself D bm Where is your love...and sympathy D bm There's so much more...that you could be G c#d7 D.....B7 But now you're foolin'.....you're only foolin'.....only yourself em7 c#d7 D...G...D But now you're foolin'.....you're only foolin'.....only yourself
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Many Nights 02:49
Many Nights by John Beccia (D-E-A- f#m---dm -E7-A) D E A A/G f#m I have spent many nights staring at the lights D c#m f#m9 Wonderin’ where this life leads you to D E A C#7 f#m Drifting through many days, siftin’ thru the haze dm E A-A/G-A/F# - E Feeling blind till I finally saw you dm E A Till I finally saw you (D-E-A- f#m---dm -E7-A) D E A A/G f#m Walking through many doors, I’ve closed a few for sure D c#m f#m9 And I have asked a question or two D E A C#7 f#m Under this starry dome., I finally feel at home dm E A-A/G-A/F# - E Being lost till I finally found you dm E A Till I finally found you f#m bm You can take it or leave it f#m B You can just walk on by D A You can choose to believe it dm E You can choose not to cry D E A A/G f#m When you can face the day, and give yourself away D c#m f#m9 Making another life part of you D E A C#7 f#m Lookin in other eyes and answering the cries dm E A-A/G-A/F# - E Never alone when I come home to you dm E dm--------A Till I come home to you-ou-ou
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Where's the Girl by John Beccia (E-D#-D-D#, E-D#-D-, E-D#-D-E7-A) A E7 Her picture, that's inside your mind you will keep E7 A To see her is simply to dream in your sleep D A You're hoping to find D dm7 The girl that you see in your mind CHORUS A - E7 Where's the girl? A - E7 Where's the girl? A - E7 Where's the girl? A Where's the girl? A E7 You pray for your dream to come true, for the day when she's here E7 A To touch her, and feel her so close as you hold her so near D A You wait anxiously D dm7 For the girl that you hope she will be REPEAT CHORUS (E-D#-D-D#, E-D#-D-, E-D#-D-E7-A) Instrumental--(A-E7, E7-A, D-A, D-dm7, A-E7-A-E7-A-E7-A) A E7 You know that the day will arrive when you know that it's her E7 A There's something so deep down inside you that makes you quite sure D A Night visions are strong D dm7 But when morning breaks, they are gone REPEAT CHORUS (E-D#-D-D#, E-D#-D-, E-D#-D-E7-A)
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When the Well Runs Dry (free) 04:02
When the Well Runs Dry? by John Beccia INTRO-E7 -E7-F-F#-G-G# (A7----- D7--Fmaj7--A7----- C---D7-Fmaj7-A7-----C---D7-Fmaj7-A7-----) A7 Will you deceive us with those same old lies? D7 Then try to feed us with the same old stale replies Fmaj7 A7---------- Can we be so unwise ? C D7 Fmaj7 A7 Does history just repeat?....What does it matter when the well runs dry? C D7 Fmaj7 A7 Here in the rising heat.....What does it matter when the well runs dry? A7 You don’t get richer from the things you buy D7 You tell us growth and progress never have to die Fmaj7 A7---------- Why do our children cry? C D7 Fmaj7 A7 Is it this world we leave them?.....Does it matter when the well runs dry? C D7 Fmaj7 A7 Whose words will we believe in? Does it matter when the well runs dry? break (D----------A7---------D----------E7 -E7-F-F#-G-G#) (A7----- D7--Fmaj7--A7----- C---D7-Fmaj7-A7---C---D7-Fmaj7-A7-----) A7 Temperature’s climbing and the ocean’s rise D7 There’s floods and hurricanes, and fire in the skies Fmaj7 A7---------- No need to act suprised C D7 Fmaj7 A7 Can it be climate change?..What does it matter when the well runs dry? C D7 Fmaj7 A7 Prophetic or just strange?...What does it matter when the well runs dry? C(pause) D7 Fmaj7 No homes out on the range....What does it matter when the well A7---- ..................runs dry? E7 -E7-F-F#-G-G#-A-Bb-B-C-C#-D-Eb-E7-A7--------------------

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Up in the Air's 13th album was 3 years in the making and reflects some of the changes that our world and lives are going thru. For some reason, I got on a trend of using water related themes in many of the songs, giving the album a central idea that pulls the varied musical and lyrical ideas together in a unified project.REMASTERED Aug 2020

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released July 21, 2016

John Beccia - vocals, guitar, keyboards, melodica, glockenspiel ,percussion
Phil Gross - bass
Rich Daulton - drums
Victor Rocha- congas, timbales, latin percussion
David Singer - electric guitar and flute
Tom Bruner - trombone, piccolo, alto and soprano flutes
Suzy Newman - vocals

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Emy Bruzzo - vocals
Geof Land- trumpet
Dennis Caplinger -violin

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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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