Groovemeisting

by Up in the Air

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1.
Back to You 09:33
Back To You written by John Beccia I see a meaning in this madness When I am looking in your eyes A shining smile against the sadness A tiny truth among the lies The whole world wonders where it's going I know right where I wanna be Warm in the arms of one still growing Whose love has opened up to me Chorus- Everything I do Takes me back you Takes me back to you tonight Everywhere I go I will always know Goin' back to you tonight The earth is looking for a future The only art is to survive And living's surely worth the dying As love is worth the sad goodbye Repeat Chorus But love is here and now and growin' It's changing each and every day There's so much wonder in not knowin' What each new moment brings your way Repeat chorus
2.
Cocoon (free) 05:36
Cocoon written by John Beccia I can see everything here from the top of this mountain Wind's blowin' thru the years, all of the tears miles away Still I'll keep going on, when all but my mind is gone Death will come suddenly when you've lost the will to be This body is just a cacoon that we leave to be free I can see everything here from the depths of this valley Thoughts bringing back the years, all of the cares gone away Spirits of old survive, memories still alive Days melting into days, life swiftly fades away This body is just a cacoon that will soon break away I can see everything here in the dark of the forest All of the branches bare, everything's clear on this day Death does a magic dance, catches you in a trance I look around to see all that's surrounding me This body is just a cacoon that will set my soul free
3.
All I Really Need written by John Beccia There's a breathin' in the air Every moment that you're here And your sky blue eyes are deep and clear CHORUS-All I really need is you All I really need is you All I ever really want to do All I really need is All I really need is All I really need is you Every lonely place I've been Every state of mind I'm in All I ever want is hold you near Repeat chorus See the birds that fly on by With the changing of the sky Oh so many things I've had are gone Repeat chorus
4.
Fields (free) 05:11
Fields written by John Beccia Deep in Central Mexico, the figure of a man At the ending of a planted field Standing there subservantly, a flag held in his hand A worker of the land, a life so real CHORUS-The fields before him stretching Far, as far as eye can see Who knows what sickness he'll be catching Then wonders how it came to be In the distance low clouds rise, the heat is beating down You can hear the hum though far away Now the plane comes into veiw and flies close to the ground A white mist trailing down, a steady spray Repeat chorus No protective clothes are worn, there's burning in his eyes Herbicidal sweat upon his brow Though his flag is badly torn, he waves it toward the skies His vision blurry-eyed, his throat is sore Repeat Chorus Back at home he can't sit still, he walks across the floor Stares down at the baby in the straw Once again, he feels the chill, again he asks the Lord "Why is the child deformed? The night is still. Repeat Chorus And wonders how it came to be..........
5.
Killer 03:17
Killer written by John Beccia A pistol shot rings, another man falls Death does it’s dance and the black curtain calls You’re into the streets, you run ‘round the bend What gives you the right to bring life to an end CHORUS Tell me who’s dyin’, Who’s dyin’, Who’s dyin’, who’s dyin’ now? A crazy-eyed stare, with gun in your hand You stand at the head of another dead man And what makes you tick, and why do you klll? A moment of madness, a moment of thrill? REPEAT CHORUS There’s no where to run, there’s no place to hide You’ll never be free ‘cause your prison’s inside Who cares about laws, or anything else Your feelings are dead, you’re already in hell REPEAT CHORUS
6.
Sharing Our Lives by John Beccia Love's a beautiful feeling Your life comes alive, the days fly, and your head gets to reeling It opens your heart to the secrets the world is revealing Head over heels, you just fall with the magic of love The magic of love CHORUS-You.................., you warm the coldest night You bring the morning's light Make everything so right You know it's so right Sharing our lives Time brings changes and growing The summer soft breeze turns to winter's cold wind and keeps blowing You never believe where it leaves you, or where you'll be going I know a way through the everyday mystery of life This mystery of life REPEAT CHORUS Sharing our lives Sharing our lives
7.
Para Amor Y Paz (free) 04:24
Para Amor y Paz by John Beccia There's so many words that are spoken Meanings just get lost There's so many promises broken As we pay the cost CHORUS - Para amor y paz....Para amor y paz We must learn to live life together Para amor y paz Para amor y paz....Para amor y paz We must learn to live for each other Para amor y paz There's so many motions we go thru Searching for what's true Looking for somebody to know you Someone just like you REPEAT CHORUS Easy for your life to get tangled Like a twisted vine Just like leaves on trees, we all dangle Living on the line REPEAT CHORUS I can see a meaning in living Deep within your eyes You can know the feeling of giving Answerin' lonely cries REPEAT CHORUS
8.
Only Way to Fly by Mike Lorenzo The time was when just you and I Would be so close and sigh To feel your warmth and see your eyes The time was when we'd fly A feeling it came, a feeling strong That touched me deep inside This love of life, you can't deny You really did make me fly Everywhere there's people and they're groping They strangle, they struggle, and they bleed They're looking for a meaning, and seeking out the key But it's simple, just live and let it be So listen close, you know you know it's easy You look you hear and you feel Cause your eyes and your ears and all that you touch Will someday just disappear So live now, love hard and be happy The past is never ever here Don't you ever be afraid to try one more time It's the only way, the only way to fly So live now, love hard and be happy The past is never ever here Don't you ever be afraid to try one more time It's the only way, the only way to fly
9.
Sweet Reverie by John Beccia Walkin' into the heart of the land Will I ever be touchin' love's hand ? Well I'll just have to wait and see Lettin' it be such sweet reverie Sinkin' into the depths of the dream Will ever know what love can mean ? Well I'll just have to wait and see Lettin' it be such sweet reverie Wakin' up in the dead of the night Will I ever again feel quite right ? Well I'll just have to wait and see Lettin' it be such sweet reverie Reachin' out for the edge of the skies Listenin' for the earth's tender replies Well I'll just have to wait and see Lettin' it be such sweet reverie Pourin' out all these feelings inside Will I ever relive what has died? Well I'll just have to wait and see Lettin' it be such sweet reverie Heading out for the wide open space Will a new love reveal a new place? Well I'll just have to wait and see Lettin' it be such sweet reverie

about

Up in the Air's amazing first album has remained fresh, lively, and unique after all the years that have passed. The music is organic and spontaneous as ever with an upbeat, positive energy permeating every cut.
The album is the end result of the first 2 Up in the Air recording sessions which took place at Sutton Sound Studio in Atascadero, CA on August 30, 1987, and on February 11, 1989. The original sessions were engineered and recorded by Rick Sutton and most all of the takes were done live. A handful of overdubs occurred at Rick's studio on tracks 1 and 6.
Years later, the pieces were edited, and tracks were overdubbed at Tin Can Studio's in Santa Margarita, oversaw by John Beccia.
The cover was drawn and given to us by Barry (last name not known) as a gift for us playing at an Artist Co-op grand opening in the mid-80's. It has served as out logo ever since.
Steve Card nicknamed us the "groovemeisters" because of the jam style music that we played, and thus the album's title was born.

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released March 1, 1989

Session musicians in Aug.,1987 (tracks 1, 5, 6, & 9 )were.......
John Beccia - nylon guitar, keys, vocals
Mike "Doc" Lorenzo - bass
Victor Rocha- congas and hand percussion
Steve Card - lead guitar, flute, soprano sax, and hand percussion

Session musicians in Feb.,1989 ( tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, & 8) were.......
John Beccia- nylon guitar, keys, vocals
Mike "Doc" Lorenzo - bass, lead vocal on track 8
Victor Rocha- congas and hand percussion, lead vocal on track 4
Larry Hoffman - flute and sax

Later overdubs by.....
John Beccia- keys, and hand percussion
Ryan McLain - drums on tracks 1 and 9
Bobbie Smith - lead vocal-track 7, background vox on tracks 2,3,4, & 8

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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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