Watch the Sky

by Up in the Air

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1.
Julia (free) 05:49
Julia by John Beccia My eyes they stare into your face Nothing in this world ever can replace The happiness of love so real Your fragileness inside my arms I feel CHORUS Julia, Expressions of growing love Thinking of My little girl, Julia The tiny cries, the tender tears They crumble down barriers built for years My heart lies open deep and wide You give me the strength that I need inside REPEAT CHORUS twice (Julia...........growing love Thinking of..............Julia)-3 times The years and lives have came and went The generations that you represent Your mother’s glow, your father’s smile We all get reborn in a little child REPEAT CHORUS 4 times A brand new world A precious pearl My little girl, Julia
2.
Must We Die 03:31
Must We Die? 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)
3.
Really Here 05:26
Really Here? by John Beccia Time can move slow in the morning, then fly quickly by in the day Death mostly comes without warning, while birth gives you time to make way There's such a feeling of calmness before the storm fills up the air How do I know if I'm dreamin' or if we are really here? Is each new moment a waking, or has it all happened before? Are we an ocean that's breaking, or simply the sand on the shore? Life sometimes seems like a burden while other times is without care How do I know if I'm dreaming or if we are really here? How do I know if I'm dreaming or if we are really here? Some nights the moon is a sliver, and some nights a golden ball Life can flow on like a river, or drop like a waterfall Though we must face any future, there's one thing that each of us fear How do I know if I'm dreaming or if we are really here? Moments of laughter are fleeting, moments of sadness will pass Sometimes the future will meet us, at times we get lost in the past The sky can be clouded with darkness, then turn to a blueness so clear How do I know if I'm dreaming, or if we are really here? How do I know if I'm dreaming or if we are really here? Photographs give you a picture, but never can capture what is Do we live life for a reason, or simply just breath to exist Will we spend life just accepting, or search evermore in despair How do I know if I'm dreaming, or if we are really here? Repeat 1st verse How do I know if I'm dreaming, or if we are really here?
4.
Moonlit Night by John Beccia On a moonlit night, that is strung so tight I delight at the stars In a water mirror that reflects so clear And the sound of one lone guitar And a man who's shoutin' out so loud Tryin' to grab a heart out of a crowd To communicate what's in him now is so hard It's really so hard On a moonlit night, like a scorpion's bite Stinging truth will fill up the sky We will never see what we hope we can be So we just make due with this life There's a man who's cryin' out so loud Tryin' to grab a tear out of a cloud To communicate a love so proud is so hard It's really so hard On a moonlit night, it's a constant flight Seems like each event is a sign In the winds of change we're in constant play In the ways of heart and of mind Only flesh and blood, and earth and clay In a web that breaks and respins each day There's a child inviting us to play That we grow out of, then hide away Tryin' to make love last, tryin' to make love stay is so hard It's really so hard Repeat last six lines
5.
Watch the Sky (free) 03:43
Watch the Sky by John Beccia This world is moving fast But still I'm much to slow Another war has passed Still there's so many more What can a poor girl do but stay at home and cry What can this poor boy do but watch the sky I hope the clouds I see Will still be pure and white I hope the orange I see Is just the bright sunlight What can a poor bird do but stay aloft and fly What can this poor boy do but watch the sky The grey that's moving  in May only be the night The blackness of the time Can sometimes blind your sight What can the people do but simply live to die What can this poor boy do but watch the sky
6.
Oh Babe 03:31
Oh Babe by John Beccia (lyric with D. Foxworthy) If I was on the road, I'd be runnin' right on home to you Runnin' straight that way 'cause it's the easiest thing to do Keep your fire goin' just to warm my bones Love to hear you speakin' but there ain't no phones around Oh babe, I'm on the ground If I was like a bird, I would fly right thru the sky to you High above the crowds, within the clouds within the sky of blue Heading for your door because it's turning grey Hide me from the rain until it goes away, oh babe It's on the ground I lay If I could swim the ocean like the fish down in the water do I'd ride upon the wave that was takin' my love to you Gonna make my entrance with a mighty crash Splash into your arms, and I would never dash away The ground's so cold, oh babe The ground's so cold, oh babe
7.
Oh Ay Oh (free) 04:43
Oh Ay Oh All of the world is so full of pollution I don't see anywhere that we can go The whole world is full of loves' dissolution Nothin' more can be done, say it's not so CHORUS Oh ay oh (oh ay oh) Raise up your voices and shout out what's wrong Oh ay oh (oh ay oh) If we must cry, we'll cry singin' a song Plutonium creators, the scientist soldier Hasn't man done everything and much more We've printed our feet on the surface of moonstone But it's all forgotten in nuclear war REPEAT CHORUS(first 3 lines) If we must die, we'll die singin' a song Let's kill war with peace, let's fight for tomorrow Let's live on mountaintops being so free Let's make a circle that cannot be broken Singin' our hearts out to change destiny REPEAT CHORUS(first 3 lines) If we must fight, we'll fight singin' a song REPEAT CHORUS(first 3 lines) If we must fight, we'll fight singin' a song If we must die, we'll die singin' a song If we must cry, we'll cry singin' a song
8.
Hey de Hey 03:04
Hey de Hey by Mike Lorenzo The Mississippi River comes clean on down and part of it comes fron Ohio And all that crap they’re flushin’ keeps on a gushin’, and ends up in the Bayou CHORUS Singin’ hi-hi de hi, hey hey de hey Hey hey de hey, dance the night away Danced all night by the light of the full moonlight down in the Delta Met a little lady named Crawfish Katie, mm-mm ours hearts a melt -a REPEAT CHORUS I remember New Orleans where people were brawlin, and crawlin’ around in the streets The barkers were callin’, Hey look at this darlin’, and get some relief from the heat REPEAT CHORUS If you knew what I knew that she knows what you do, you’d run and you’d hide on the shelf You’d run and you’d hide, you’d sneak and you’d lie but you’d only be foolin’ yourself REPEAT CHORUS
9.
On the Rise 05:39
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're on the rise, honey We're on the rise 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

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Up in the Air's 3rd album recorded live in Sutton's Sound Studio in Atascadero on 8/29/1993. Engineered by Rick Sutton. Rick did an unbelievable job doing the set up. the mixing and recording while we played. We would play for a couple of hours and then pick the best takes to put out on cassette. Originally recorded on 2 inch analog tape, later transferred digitally to computer. Edited, and added tracks done at Tin can Studios in Santa Margarita in 2001 by John. Remastering and a few more edits done in 2020. Cover graphics by Larry Hoffmann. REMASTERED Sept. 2020

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released September 15, 1993

John Beccia-vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Mark Pierce-vocal harmonies ,electric guitar
Larry Hoffman-flute, sax, harmonica...
Tyson Leonard - violin...
Bobbie Smith- vocals...
Sarah Battalino & Victor Rocha- latin and african percussion
Mike "Doc" Lorenzo - bass
Geoff Land- trumpet

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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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