Connected to the Heart

by Up in the Air

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1.
How it Used to Be by John Beccia What’s with all this fightin’............What’s with all the fuss Why do we let little things so pesterin’ keep festerin’ inside of us What’s with all this yellin’ ...........What’’s with all the crap All about how we never loved each other in the first place and we just got trapped REFRAIN - How we just carry on in abusing you and me Now we can’t base our lives on a love that used to be How it used to be Why are we still hiding............From what we see through Feeling’s that we had have turned bad and the facts leave us so confused Why are we still trying...........To salvage what we can Guessing what we mean in the scheme of a dream getting out of hand REPEAT REFRAIN What’s with all this crying......................Living out these fears Caught inside this life of charade then betrayed by the falling tears Why don’t we just chuck it ..................Throw it out the door Is it true that we would if we could, then we should never ask for more REPEAT REFRAIN How it used to be How it used to be
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Warm Spot 05:26
Warm Spot by John Beccia Well there’s a warm spot.........in the mean of you And if we touch...................it grows Just like a small ball of clay.......made into a universe Just like the tiny grains of sand that make the ever-changing ocean shore Together, you and I grow in and out from here Together, like the sky will never disappear ...............................in the mean of you.............................in the mean of you Out of the small call............of today we go Into the years......................of love Out of the tall wall...............of all these promises That get too hard to hold or carry so we leave them and we just go on Together, you and I grow out from where we are Together, you and I are like a shining star ................................in the mean of you.............................in the mean of you Well, there’s a warm spot..........where you and I will go Leaving this cold world.............. far behind Into the wonder.............where past and future meet And is that you or me that’s growing out of you or me that’s growing out of you or me? - (4 times) And is that you or me that’s growing out of you or me that’s growing out of you or me? - (3 times) And is that you or me that’s growing out of you or me that’s growing out of you or me? And can we touch?
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Growin' On 05:08
Growin’ On (for Bill Sorenson) by John Beccia In time we come, in time we go And realize what we never know What can it mean? Why does it seem That each new day’s just another dreem CHORUS-Oh-oh-oh-oh, we just keep goin’ Oh-oh-oh-oh, we just keep growin’ on Oh-oh-oh-oh, we just keep goin’ Oh-oh-oh-oh, we just go on Like morning’s mist will disappear Does life evaporate into air? Until the clouds can hold no more And rain returns to the ocean floor REPEAT CHORUS When we die to decompose Are we soil for a tree that grows? Or for the seeds caught in the wind Till all are replanted once again REPEAT CHORUS
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Love, Love, Love by John Beccia CHORUS - Well I say... Love, love, love can be an illusion Like a magician’s sleight of hand, like an oasis in the sand can disappear Yeah I say... Love, love, love can lead to confusion Just like a fire sweeping through will only leave you sifting through what you had there We all have a dream, a dream in the night Of someone whose touch is so warm Of meeting someone who’ll treat you so right And make love feel like it’ s reborn REPEAT CHORUS But then we awake, and lay all alone Relations have ended in tears Reality’s wind can chill to the bone And bring out the worst of our fears REPEAT CHORUS Don’t lay all your hope, upon all your dreams That leave you alone in the dark The twisting of fate, the breaking of hearts As everything ends, something starts REPEAT CHORUS Well I say... Love, love, love (love, love, love) Love, love, love (love, love, love) Well I say.....Love, love love.....love you once had here Yeah I say... Love, love, love (love, love,love) Love, love, love (love, love, love) Love, love love...love can disappear
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The Pain and the Pleasure by John Beccia Got to live in the moment ......’cause there ain’t nothin’ more Time is just like the sand that........ washes out from the shore And to nature’s raw power we must humbly bow--- And the beauty surrounds us but never shows how And the beauty surrounds us but never shows Cannot look in the future.........for what living should be With the presence of dying.........in every reality What we will be is always a part of what we are now---- And the hopes and the dreaming will never show how And the hopes and the dreaming will never show How the past can remind us..... of all the things that have been And the ghosts left behind us......on occasion sneak in And old love can still touch us, if the heart will allow But the pain and the pleasure can never show how But the pain and the pleasure can never show Got to live in the moment ......’cause it’s all that there is And we’re caught between something.......where we simply exist In the fine line dividin’ the sword and the plow---- In the pain and the pleasure that never shows how In the pain and the pleasure that never shows
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Must We Die? 07:15
Must We Die? by John Beccia lyrics written with Susan Rocha Said the earth to the stars,"I want to be like Mars With no people or cars." Said the earth to the moon,"The end will be soon For me and you CHORUS-Why,why,why must we die? Why,why,why must we die? Said the earth to the sky, and the birds passing by "Everything must die." Said the earth to the bay,"There will come a day When we'll all fade away." Repeat Chorus Said the sun to the earth,"Where there's death there is birth To carry it on." Said the earth to the sun,"You'll always be the one Till the day is done. Repeat Chorus (twice) Porque morier? (Repeated 8 times)
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All Comes Back by John Beccia Looking out the window at the center of the pane Seeing our reflection like a picture in a frame Ain’t it true...............how it all comes back to you Seeing foriegn countries in a coffee table book Used to be a wanderer, guess I better take another look Ain’t it true...............how it all comes back to you How did we get caught in, caught inside these patterns everyday Do we really need ‘em? Will there ever be another way.........anyway? Staring at some photos of when we used to be so cute Me in my fedora, you in your combat boots Ain’t it true...............how it all comes back to you Scratching out some feelings in the middle of a page We keep growing older, yet we call it the New Age Ain’t it true...............how it all comes back to you How do we get stuck in, stuck inside these habits we can’t break Do we really need ‘em? Why do we repeat the same mistakes..... while awake? Looking out the window in the new bright morning light Any new direction has just vanished with the night Ain’t it true...............how it all comes back to you How it all comes back to you - (repeated)
8.
Like You Do 04:42
Like You Do by John Beccia Why do you treat me bad, and how can we get so sad? Where did it go so wrong and when will we say so long? CHORUS - So tell me, why do you treat me like you do, sweet darlin’? Why do you treat me like you do ? Why do you treat me like you do, sweet darlin’? Why do you treat me like you do ? What do we do from here, while fighting back all the tears Fearing the reasons why, while staring out at the sky REPEAT CHORUS Dry as the desert sky, no tears are left to cry There's mystery in every stone, the hugeness of being alone REPEAT CHORUS twice REPEAT CHORUS twice
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Strangely Clear by John Beccia When teardrops are fallin' from your eyes And feelings are surfacing slow It's difficult to drop the disguise It's so hard to let it all go CHORUS - It's so good to be with you So happy to feel you so near The night seems so strangely clear It's so good to be with you So happy to feel you so near The night seems so strangely clear So much needless pain is in this world It causes you to numb what you feel You try to hold on to what's yours But you cannot touch what is real Repeat Chorus So many years lonely on your own They move you to look to within Resistance around you has grown Until open heart lets love in Repeat Chorus
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The Healing Touch (free) 07:39
The Healing Touch by John Beccia There’s so much faith in the medicines we give Hope’s just as strong, and can build a person’s will to live We can’t be distant, we cannot stand apart The healing touch is somehow connected to the heart So many mysteries, so many things we can’t explain We can’t end suffering but we can try to treat the pain Cause every person’s a growing, living work of art The healing touch is somehow connected to the heart CHORUS - Connected to the heart Directed through the heart The healing touch is somehow connected to the heart Are we so different here in this modern age So many changes, how can we ever gauge How much of love that each child needs from the start The healing touch is somehow connected to the heart A mix of feeling, a mix of common sense To be yourself is the strongest self defense We try to stay with this course we cannot chart The healing touch is somehow connected to the heart REPEAT CHORUS Experiences, how they determine what we are Strange how emoyions can leave the deepest kind of scar And to suppress them is never healthy, or too smart The healing touch is somehow connected to the heart REPEAT CHORUS

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Up in the Air's 5th album and was recorded from 1998 to 1999 when it was released. It marked the first time the group had worked with trap drums and definitely took the sound more in a rock direction. As a result, we were no longer a coffee house or cafe type group and became more of an event or dance band. Also marked the first project that was totally home grown using an eight track ADAT and a Mackie CR 1604 mixer in our garage studio. The quality that Tyson was able to accomplish still amazes me years later. Remastered Sept 2020

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released March 15, 1999

John Beccia -vocals, acoustic guitar and keyboard
Sarah Battalino - hand percussion and congas
Larry Hoffmann - sax, flute and harmonica
Charlie Kleemann - bass
Tyson Leonard - violin
Ryan McLain-drums
Mark Pierce - vocals, electric guitar and keyboard
Victor Rocha - congas, timbales, and hand percussion
Bobby Smith - vocals
Production and Mixing by Tyson and John
Mastering by John Bartelt
Graphics by Larry

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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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