John Lensing

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released September 21, 2016

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Jake Juusola at Scarlet Street Studios
Album cover by Sean Sample

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John Lensing Denver, Colorado

John Lensing's music manages to bridge the gap between eloquent and plainly spoken Indie Folk. Growing up influenced by the Minnesota Americana scene, as well as learning music theatre pieces in his classical vocal training, he landed upon a style of songwriting that is both extremely introspective and personal. ... more

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Track Name: Greece To San Francisco
I wanna do more than just watch my reflection in the tv screen
Don't Wanna just bide time;
So much out there to be seen:
I won't live my life collecting raindrops in my hands
When i haven't seen sunshine, besides over the same old town.

I can't settle, not when this old,
till I've seen Greece to San Francisco;
I'll have time to worry all my life

I can't settle, not when this old,
till I've seen Greece to San Francisco;
I'll have time to worry all my life

I love misplaced faith;
And we go walking, often hand in hand
I'm sad to leave her;
She made me such a happy man
But her I'll sacrifice, and leave her jilted, broken hearted
And I'll go lonely, without her fingers knotted in my hand

Though i may be rushing, and I know much too bold,
I just want you to trust me;
Some things I must learn on my own;

I can't settle, not when this old,
till I've seen Greece to San Francisco;
I'll have time to worry all my life

I can't settle, not when this old,
till I've seen Greece to San Francisco;
I'll have time to worry all my life

I can't settle, not when this old,
till I've seen Greece to San Francisco;
I'll have time to worry all my life
Track Name: Just Like You
Tell me how hard I squeeze
To hold on to a good thing
It'd kill me to know I'm
Digging my nails in you skin
Maybe the coast seems so far away;
But i've got enough love
For us both these days
Darling I know how you hate goodbyes;
But you wrote that that's the same moon in the sky
And sleeping beneath it; distance can't change
Some things stay the same

When a plane fly's by
Just know that I
Will just as easily
Come and see you

And when the sun sets west,
Just send your best
Cause in only 2 hours;
I'll see it too;
See it just like you
Just like you

I'm starting to think that
Maybe love can't be summed up;
There's no way you're just
Chemicals in my brain;
I'll try to put love in the things that I say
Maybe a song will come for a change
Even when apart for months
And I'm dying just to see you one
I'll still say;
I can't complain

When a plane fly's by
Just know that I
Will just as easily
Come and see you

When the sun sets west, just send your best
cause in only 2 hours;
I'll see it too;
See it just like you;
Just like you

When a plane fly's by
Just know that I
Will just as easily
Come and see you

Just hold on,
You've got his song
I'll try to love no matter what I go through
So I'll be just like you
Just like you
Just like you
I wanna be just like you.
Track Name: Alone
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When I was younger I thought;
I'd be stronger now
Thought the fires would burn
Up all my doubts
I thought they'd consume, leaving me behind

I thought troubles I face;
Would seem small by now
Like little speed bumps;
I'd just step around

But every fire we douse, another one lights
I think I just might

Have to go there alone
go there alone
Have to go there alone
yeah go there alone

I've heard of sands;
that can rip your skin
Things make you bleed;
Never bow to them
God knows they'll burn
ooh oh, just keep pushin' ahead

When I was younger I though;
I should never flinch
I thought take it with grace;
Meant keep bruises hid

But every bone I broke,
I got more scarred
But then they grew hard

Ooh you'll burn, bleed, cut your skin to the bones
Ooh you'll burn, bleed, cut your skin to the bones
Ooh you'll burn, bleed, cut your skin to the bones
Then you'll know

I've gotta go there alone
go there alone
I've gotta there alone
yeah go there alone
Track Name: Icarus
I've been chasing after things,
That always bring me to my knees,
I might as well be chasing the whole sun
I've been chasing after love,
Then cursing up at that ol' sun,
It always seems to be so far away

But I've been wrong, wrong, wrong
I shouldn't run, run, run
But I don't think it will just just fall in my lap

If I give it my all
I've always thought
That it'd work out

So I'll scrape up my bare skin
And try to force some love in
But it's not that easy
No it's that easy

When you leave your heart out on the line
You lose a little bit each time
It gets left out there;
Sitting in the rain;
But even kings are meant to fall
So I guess I'll just take it all
Though I hate it being this way

I know its wrong, wrong, wrong
But I'll still run, run, run
Cause I don't think love will just fall in my lap

So I'll give it my all
And hope that it will work out
Yeah, sharpen your best knife
Just please don't cut up me tonight
Please just let me be tonight

Feels like, wasted love and wasted time
This is what I call mine
I just want to call myself fine
Wasted love and wasted time
This is what I call mine
I just want to call myself fine

I know it's wrong, wrong, wrong
But i'll still run, run, run
Cause I wasn't taught anything will just fall in my lap

If I give it my all
I've always thought
That it'd work out

So I'll scrape up my bare skin
Take every loss for just one win
I'd take 50 losses for just one win

Let's build some wings up you and I
See if we can really fly
I think that we can keep ourselves aflight
Let's build some wings up you and I
I think that we could touch the sky
I hope that we can do it if we try
Let's build some wings up you and I
See if we can really fly
I think that we can do it if we try
Track Name: Giants on Giants
Today I climbed a mountain
Well I guess I took the train
And I went to an island discovered a hundred years ago
I did it all
Scribbled my name on subway walls
Filled empty pages
And I yelled and I screamed
And I scratched out my name on these trees
They're older than me
They're older than me

Cause were standing on the shoulders of Giants
Just look down
You'd see how high it is
Yeah just look down
I'm scared how high it is

Today I wrote a song
Thank god for my guitar
And thank the other people
Though I'm not sure who they are
They did it all
Scribbled their names on subway walls
Filled empty pages, they all yelled and they cried,
And they scratched out their name on these trees
They're older than me
They're older than me

Cause were standing on the shoulders of giants
Maybe look down
You'd see how high it is
Yeah just look down
You'd see how high it is

Climb so high
Fall so far
Guess either way, were gunna see some stars
We climb so high
Could fall so far
Guess either way, were gunna see some stars

Yeah were standing on the shoulders of giants and giants
Just look down
You'd see how high it is
Please look down
You'd see how high it is
You'd see how high it is