Partners of the Dance

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Up in the Air's 6th album is a collection of mostly live recordings from 1998 and 1999 and includes some of my favorite songs done by the group. During this time, the group had a number of personnel changes but continued to perform it's all original, danceable and upeat music. This album is dedicated to the memory of Frank Garcia and Selene Coen who will always remain.... "Partner's of the Dance."

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released August 1, 2000

John Beccia - keys, acoustic guitar, and vocals
John Bartelt - vocals-track 4
Sarah Battalino - percussion - tracks 1 & 8
Timo Beckwith - percussion - tracks 2, 4,5,6, & 7
Max Garduno - congas - track 1
Larry Hoffmann - flute, sax, recorder - tracks 1 thru 8
Charlie Kleeman - fretless bass - tracks 1,3, & 8
Geof Land - trumpet - tracks 2, 4,5,6,7
Tyson Leonard - violin - tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7,8
Daniel Malby - drums - tracks 2,3,4,5,6,7
Ryan McLain - drums - track 1 & 8
Mark Pierce - electric guitar, organ, vocals - all but track 3
Victor Rocha - congas, timbales, percussion - tracks 1,3, & 8
Bobbie Smith - vocals, percussion - all tracks
Wyeth Stiles - bass - tracks 2,4,5,6,7

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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: Since Yesterday
Since Yesterday
by John Beccia

When we were young and growing up
We never thought of our age
Drinking the overflowing cup
All of the world our stage

CHORUS - It's been a long, long time since yesterday
So much has come and gone
All of the dreams just pass away
And leave us to just grow on
They leave us to just grow on

We played the partners of the dance
Love we thought we could hold
We never really stood a chance
'Cause everything just grows old
Repeat Chorus

I felt the passion of your touch
I felt the heat of night
Living for that sweet moment's rush
When everything seems so right
Repeat Chorus

The different directions life can take
So little we really know
So many corrections of mistakes
But backwards we never go
Repeat Chorus - twice
They leave us to just grow on
They leave us to just grow on
Track Name: Lonely Sky
The Lonely Sky
by John Beccia

Everybody's gone, the party's over
Morningtime has come, you're feelin' sober
Thinkin' what is done as all the tears are falling from your eyes

All the deepest fears you held, they came true
Alcohol, it rules the hell that made you
hurt your one and only, crying here under the lonely sky

CHORUS - Crying......Crying......
You hurt your one and only, crying here under the lonely sky
Crying......Crying......
You hurt your one and only, crying here under the lonely sky


Why does every little thing upset you
Feeling like the world is out to get you
Abuse is never cured, and all the pain you have endured won't die

You're the victim of the hand that struck you
Hate is like a parasite that sucks
You hurt your one and only, crying here under the lonely sky
REPEAT CHORUS

She has always been right there beside you
Still you can't escape the pain inside you
So obvious the reasons are you've always known exactly why

Now your hear the screaming of this silence
And you know the consequence of violence
Try to break the cycle of this craziness before you die
REPEAT CHORUS TWICE
Track Name: Sharing Our Lives
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
Track Name: Losin' Your Love
Losing You Love
by John Beccia

I'm losing your love,
Theres no sense denying, there's no use in crying at all
I'm losing your love,
There's no need consoling as we try to roll with the fall
Guess we almost made it, now I feel it fading with time..........ti...i...me

Chorus I'm losing your love.
I'm losing your love (I-I-I'm losing, I-I-I'm losing)
I'm losing your love.
I'm losing your love (I-I-I'm losing, I-I-I'm losing)
I'm losing your love

I'm losing your love,
Once it satisfied us, now we're mystified with the change
I'm losing your love,
I look toward tomorrow and I just see sorrow and pain
There's no explanation, just a hesitation to go-o.......o - o - o
Repeat Chorus

I'm losing your love,
How the fears all surface without any purpose to give
I'm losing your love,
Now the ghosts remind us That what's left behind us still lives
With the past returning, now my heart is burning within.............i - i -in
Repeat chorus
Track Name: No Other Woman
No Other Woman
by John Beccia & D.A. Foxworthy

She was standin' at the door in her hand a forty-four
Wavin', sayin',"You can't have no other other woman but me"
You can't have no woman but me
Hear me, lover
No other woman ever gonna set you free


She took several steps inside, and with a high quick-firing voice
Breakin', shakin', "You didn't leave me no choice,didn't leave me no choice"
You can't have no woman but me
Hear me, lover
No other woman ever gonna climb your tree

Refrain Every time I see you comin' runnin' after me
I fall right down upon the ground, upon my bended knees
I start my prayin' sayin' "baby, have mercy on me."
"Oh plea-ea-ea-ease!"

She took several shots inside,and with my deathbed dyin' voice
Breakin' sayin',"You didn't give me no choice, didn't give me no choice"
I can't have no woman but you
Hear me, lover
No other woman
No woman comin'
No other woman ever does the things you do-o-o
Track Name: It's So Clear
It's So Clear
by John Beccia

It's so clear, my love..........we used to see the stars above
I used to reach out for your love..........Then good-bye
It's so clear, my love..........we used to see the skies above
I'd see it in your eyes, my love..........Then good-bye

REFRAIN - It was so close
Now so far away
Day passes day after day

It's so clear, my love..........we used to see the moon above
Knew I'd be with you soon, my love..........Then good-bye

REPEAT REFRAIN

It's so clear, my love..........It's happened times before, my love
To think I would've swore by love..........
Then good-bye
Then good-bye
Then good-bye-ye-ye-ye (4 times)
Track Name: Proletariat Fight Song
Proletariat Fight Song
by John Beccia

CHORUS - We must be strong to carry it on
It takes you so long when changing right from what's wrong
We cannot hide, we must now decide
To join in the fight of changing wrong into right

The men who have the money are the ones who write the laws
The law's designed to keep the rich man rich, and poor man poor
The poor men must see thru it, and take each others hand
And join the fight to have the right to protect and love the land
REPEAT CHORUS

The men who serve our country are dying overseas
In foreign places, with our leaders saying "We're there to keep the peace."
But everyone knows better, we fight to protect our wealth
Young men die,and I wonder why they die for someone else
REPEAT CHORUS

(Chorus and last verse sung simultaneaously)
Let's take the money for the bombs, and feed a hungry world
Let's make the powermen take blame for the wrongs that have occurred
The answer's in your heart, my friend, the power's in your love
To all unite, and change this life into one that we're proud of
REPEAT CHORUS-twice
Track Name: On the Rise
On the Rise
by John Beccia

We're on the rise, honey
We're on the rise
Thought love was gone but it's back on the rise

Quite a suprise, lover
Quite a suprise
Thought love was gone but it's back on the rise

We used to be oh so happy
So tell me where are we now?

It's in the skies, sunny
It's in the skies
Thought love was gone but it's back on the rise

We used to be so scared of living
So afraid of losing ourselves
There's always need of forgiving
We grow as we go thru this hell

But sun's on the rise,
Morning sun's on the rise
It's all about lovin, we're on the rise

We're on the rise, honey
We're on the rise
Thought love was gone but it's back in your eyes
It's in the skies
We're on the rise
Track Name: Elegy
Elegy
by John Beccia

Close those eyes
See the way we feel about him
When someone dies
So hard to learn to live without them
Do these tears return from feeling lonely as can be
Or do I cry........................... because I miss your company?

Look around
There’s so much more we’ll never know
Homeward bound
But now we’re living on our own
Do these tears return from seeing cruel reality
Or do I cry............................ because I miss your company?

Autumn’s leaves
They dry up to an empty brown
Earth receives
The crumbled pieces on the ground
Do these tears return revealing our mortality
Or do I cry............................ because I miss your company?

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