Genetically Modified

by Up in the Air

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1.
The Lines 07:01
The Lines by John Beccia Please , don't you tie up the lines Please, please, please won't you give me some time Somebody might be trying, trying to call direct Somewhere there's someone for me. Please call collect So please, don't you tie up the lines Please, please, please give me some kind of sign Somebody might be calling, trying to break on thru Somewhere there's someone for me. Could it be you ? Once we were so lost in love, till it all fell thru Strugglin' to say good-bye to love so true This world's so cruel So please, don't you tie up the lines Please, please, please now I'm searchin' to find Somebody to connect with. Communication, please Somewhere there's someone out there waiting for me Don't you tie up the lines Please, don't you tie up the lines Please, please, please, I'm goin' out of my mind Reachin' out for somebody.Placing an urgent call Somewhere there's someone for me, holding it all Please, don't you tie up the lines Please, please, please, this hurt is drivin' me blind Searchin' for new tomorrows. See what the future brings Somewhere there's someone for me, trying to ring Don't you tie up the lines
2.
The Color of Love by Geof Land There’s a soldier on the sand in a faraway land, and he cries for the wounded and the dead As he tries to recall if there’s a reason for all, as the sand turns a deeper shade of red There’s a woman on her knees saying, “Please, God please, don’t you steal my man from me. “Don’t let him die,” is her she plea to the sky, eyes as wet and as blue as the sea Chorus The Color of Love, the Color of Love. Full as the earth and the sky above The Color of Love, the Color of Love. Oh, . . . . . The Color of Love Out by a prison where the sun’s barely risen, an old man wipes a tear away His son is standing with his love in his hand, in the magic of his wedding day Down by the water stands the preacher’s daughter, and she whispers that “You are the one.”. As her man slides a ring on her trembling finger, and it glimmers in the golden sun REPEAT CHORUS At the edge of the city, out of hope and of pity, a child plants a humblin’ seed She knows no machine that can make such green, so she knows her purpose fills a need Years from now, ‘neath the battered plow, we’ll hear death’s steady pace We may be shattered but we’ll know what mattered was the color of our love’s embrace REPEAT CHORUS
3.
Crazy Times (free) 05:46
Crazy Times by John Beccia Just when you’re thinkin’ .......you’ve got it figured out This feeling’s sinkin’..... as sureness turns to doubt Are we crazy, or do you feel sane It don’t much matter, we commit the same old crimes Caught in these crazy times (these crazy time...these crazy times) The ice is melting,,,,,the ocean’s on the rise A hole is open.........so high above the skies We study things that we can never know We see a mountain and our need to conquer climbs Caught in these crazy times (these crazy time...these crazy times) There’s evolution...................in every living thing No real solutions......about most anything We’re just a speck here in this universe Exixtence is the blessing, and the curse that binds Caught in these crazy times (these crazy time...these crazy times) Too many people.....who want so many things Destruction’s real.............. it’s what this life style brings We take so much more than we ever give Is this the way that we are doomed to live our lives Caught in these crazy times (these crazy time...these crazy times)
4.
For a Friend 03:36
For a Friend by Brian Stark Well, I don't know what to say to you Still I pick up the phone and I dial your number You'll pick up and say hello and though I don't know what to say I'll say it anyway And I hope you understand that I don't hold the answers in my hand I'm just reaching out for a friend On the day that I met you, you were the sunshine in the rain As you shined upon me I never thought I see smiles look so strained But then maybe I don't have it right and maybe I can't see the dark from light I'm just reaching out for a friend I made a promise I intend to keeo I made a promise for all to see Now I;m standing behind you because that's what friends are supposed to do I'm just reaching out for a friend I'm just reaching out for a friend
5.
I Stand Inside by John Beccia I see the sun in the mornin’ Break thru the peaks high above I stand and stare at the beauty over there I stand inside of your love The brightness shines here before me A warmth that fits like a glove On to my hand, though I never understand I stand inside of your love The sun keeps shining through all the changing time and I stand inside of your love I stand inside of your love Now as the new day is breakin’ You’re what I’m still thinkin’ of Times that we spent, how they simply came and went I stand inside of your love The clouds are spread out and liftin’ White like the wings of a dove They’re passing by, and though everything must die I stand inside of your love The sun keeps shining through all the changing time and I stand inside of your love I stand inside of your love
6.
Con Fuego 05:00
Con Fuego lyrics by Victor Rocha music by John Beccia Este ritmo no tocamos Este ritmo para usted Este ritmo no tocamos Este ritmo para usted Este ritmo no tocamos Este ritmo para usted Este ritmo no tocamos Este ritmo para usted Con fuego tocamos Con fuego tocamos Con fuego tocamos Con fuego tocamos
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Ask David.
8.
The Freeze 04:40
The Freeze by John Beccia There's a coldnesss in the air And you can feel it everywhere You wish that someone warm was here There's just the welling of your tears Cause when your life's left behind you And the love cannot find you Then you're lost in the freeze That's when you're lost in the freeze There's a dead place in your heart And how it's tearing you apart You'd like to have a brand new start Yeah,just to find out who you are Cause when your life's left behind you And the love cannot find you Then you're lost in the freeze That's when you're lost in the freeze Repeat first verse and chorus
9.
What's What (free) 05:09
What’s What by John Beccia Everytime I look around, I wonder where it’s goin’ Things are always speeding up and never ever slowin’ Every new election’s like a punch into the gut Will someone please come and tell me what is what CHORUS - What’s what? What’s your number? What’s your name? What’s what? What’s your angle? What’s your game? Every answer that I get is if, or and, or but Will someone please come and tell me what is what We used to be a country free, built on immigration Now it seems our policies are based on domination Politicians passing out each favor for a buck Will someone please come and tell me what is what REPEAT CHORUS The rich stay rich, the poor stay poor by whose determination We pass our laws and fight our wars to help the corporations Social and enviromental programs just get cut Will someone please come and tell me what is what REPEAT CHORUS
10.
Father (free) 05:08
Father by John Beccia Where's the man who was beside me, growing young to old Where there always was an ear to hear, a hand to hold And he drove you mad, he made you laugh, and leave you cryin' And the gift he gave, you will always have inside Oh Father, Oh Father, how I miss you so Our son and our daughter, they will never know Your laughter, and your manner, just a memory Father you will always Father you will always Father, you will always be a living part of me Where's the graying hair that was almost gone with the passing years Where's the outstretched arms, and the shoulder catching all these tears We would argue long into the night, could not agree But love outlasts any ideology Oh Father, Oh Father, how I miss you so Our son and our daughter, they will never know Your laughter, and your manner, just a memory Father you will always Father you will always Father, you will always be a living part of me
11.
Genetically Modified World by Brian Stark Well DNA is natural. It’s the buiding block of life, And when the good Lord put it together, you know, I think he did it up right. He made lots of different organisms, a complex web of life Each one depending on another and so the circle, it closed up tight And then along came a man and a microscope, and he seperated the gene When he put ‘em all back together, he made lots of strange un-natural things And now food crops grow on the ocean floor. Cows, they grow on trees. Now the ranchers gaze while their oysters graze On grass that depends on a hormone spray In our genetically modified world, In our genetically modified world Well now the corporations they will tell you it’s about feeding people in need But it isn’t really very hard to see that it’s really just about corporate greed They patent the food in the third world and then they watch their profits grow But the third world people can’t say no because they’re economic slaves of the WTO And now their food crops grow on the ocean floor. Cows, they grow on trees. Now the ranchers gaze while their oysters graze On grass that depends on a hormone spray In our genetically modified world, In our genetically modified world Now when the corporations own creation, with who shall we worship then With the First United Church of Syngenta, or Monsanto of the Nazarene Of course, we’ll always have the Daoist, but they’re now D,O,W, DOW They’ll be popular with all except the population of Bhopal Because their chickens now only lay export crops. The sacred cows grow on trees. Now the ranchers gaze while their oysters graze On grass that depends on a hormone spray That travels down the river into the bay Where it bio-accumulates everyday Till our ecosystem’s in decay In our genetically modified world, In our genetically modified world (repeated)
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Somethin’ More by John Beccia In the evening There’s a strange mysterious feeling That can strengthen your belief in what we’re seeing’s Somethin’ more than we can know Not quite darkness But a slowly fading sharpness That can fill the soul and heart of what we are is Somethin’ more than we can know Some men will spend their whole life tryin’ Trying to find what will explain Our reason to be is simple to see In this mystery is where we remain Dusk is falling In a world where beauty’s haunting Day is done and night is calling to us all in Somethin’ more than we can know Light is fading Into dreams that are cascading Time is slipping on it’s way in all the changin’ Somethin’ more than we can know REPEAT FIRST VERSE Somethin’ more than we can know - (3 times) Somethin’ more than we can know

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Up in the Air's 9th CD is a diverse mix of musical styles and themes that include love, communication, and some political commentary mixed in. All done in their unique upbeat way. REMASTERED Sept 2020

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released March 1, 2007

John Beccia- nylon string guitar, keyboards, lead vocals on trks 1,3,5,8,9,& 12....Tom Bruner- trombone (solos-trk 1 9,&10), piccolo (solos-trk 6), bass flute (trk 2).....Rich Daulton-trap drums.....Larry Hoffmann-sax (trks 3, 6, 8,9,&10) flute (solos-trk 1, trk 2 first solo) harmonica -trk 4....Victor Rocha (congas, timbales, and hand percussion)....
David Singer- electric guitar (solos on trk 1,4 & 6) , flute (solos on track 2- second solo, trk 3, trk 7)....Bobbie Smith- harmony vocals (lead on trk 2)....Brian Stark - bass, lead vocal on trk 4.....Geof Land - trumpet (trk 2 and 3, solos on trk 6 and 12).....Tyson Leonard - violin on trks 2, 5,9,and 11

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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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