And Begin

by Rock Johnson

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‘And Begin' is a collection of varied moods captured in the form of song, with real lyrics about real human emotions delivered with honesty and soul.

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released November 8, 2011

Written, Performed & Produced by: Rock Johnson

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Rock Johnson Truro, Nova Scotia

Rock Johnson = Diversity. Pop/Rock to Hard/Metal he loves it all! His talents as a song writer, producer and performer allow him to move across genres and kick down outdated stereotypes.

He is a solo artist and a member of Chaos Theory, Broke On Payday, and From All Sides. Formerly of Low Cut Monday, Max Fiasco & Still In Stereo.
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Track Name: Nothing To Say
Nothing To Say
- R. Johnson

You racked your credit cards
Self righteous monologue
Riding along on your pity train
Drank through this crying stream
Walked out on everything
Cowardly man you proved to be

You want forgiveness from me
But...

I got nothing to say to you
(You got to figure it out)
I got nothing to say to you
Got nothing to say

Underhanded little sneak
But you aren't fooling me
You gotta grow up to wanna change
Excuses limiting
Cheers to not bothering
Just hide yourself and run away

You want forgiveness from me
But...

I got nothing to say to you
(You got to figure it out)
I got nothing to say to you
Nothing to say

Solo

I got nothing to say to you
(You got to figure it out)
I got nothing to say to you
Nothing to say

(c) 2011 Rock Johnson Music.
Track Name: Happy
Happy?
- R. Johnson

I know you must have your reasons
Still trying to figure you out
I've spent some time with your demons
And took an alternate route

Everyone here
Everyone knows your name
But no one's calling it out
And everyone's clear
Everyone feels the same
About you now

You got everything you want
But it's not making you happy
Pretty little victim with a smoking gun
Taking all you can from everyone
But it's not making you happy
Not making you happy
Not making you happy

Nobody's pity will save you
It's something that you've gotta want
Motives transparent & shallow
They've finally come back to haunt

And everyone here
Everyone knows your name
But no one is calling it out
And everyone's clear
Everyone feels the same
About you now

You got everything you want
But it's not making you happy
Pretty little victim with a smoking gun
Taking out your hatred on everyone
But it's not making you happy
Not making you happy
Not making you happy

Solo

Everyone here
Everyone knows your name
But no one is calling it out
Everyone's clear
Everyone feels the same
About you now

You got everything you want
But it's not making you happy
Pretty little victim with a smoking gun
Blaming all your problems on everyone
But it's not making you happy
Not making you happy

Did you wanna lose yourself
Did you wanna lose yourself
You could if you we're stronger
If you were better
If you were better

(c) 2011 Rock Johnson Music.
Track Name: Hooked
Hooked
- R. Johnson

Open up the skies
Let it shine over me
Not fighting back this time
Something good
Something real good's arrived

From out of nowhere
There you were
Like my addiction
I'm hooked
Casting lines nowhere
Then suddenly I feel the pull
No doubt about it
I'm hooked

The world is ours tonight
All that matters is you an I
Sometimes it just feels right
No going back, no going back tonight

From out of nowhere
There you were
Like my addiction
I'm hooked
Casting lines nowhere
Then suddenly I feel the pull
No doubt about it
I'm hooked

Solo

From out of nowhere
There you were
Like my addiction
I'm hooked
Casting lines nowhere
Then suddenly I feel the pull
No doubt about it
I'm hooked

(c) 2011 Rock Johnson Music.
Track Name: Dirty Love
Dirty Love
- R. Johnson

You strut in
All strung out
You got style
Ain't no doubt
Original
Heart of stone
No steppping on this black widow

It's really not a hard decision
To give it all away
To give it all away
It's really not a hard decision
To give it all away
To give it all away

I've had enough of this dirty love
Of this dirty love
I've had enough of this dirty love

Broken in
Sunken eyes
Fallen for every line
Cut the edge
Another drink
Disposable in misery

It's really not a hard decision
To give it all away
To give it all away
It's really not a hard decision
To give it all away
To give it all away

I've had enough of this dirty love
Of this dirty love
I've had enough of this dirty love

(c) 2011 Rock Johnson Music.
Track Name: Sonic
Sonic
- R. Johnson

Say you wanna live in infamy
A constant life of extacy
But things never quite work out that way... Do they?

Fight the pull of gravity
That's sucking life from out of me
Why must we fight for things we love daily

Do you wanna give it?
Or do you wanna give it away?
Can't stop, can't stop, can't stop, can't stop at all
Do you wanna give it?
Or do you wanna give it away?
Can't stop, can't stop

Say you were always meant to be
Someone only you can see
Then everyone's life here's illusion anyway

Hollow shells dividing me
Am I the only one who believes in me
Guess we all find out sooner or later

Do you wanna give it?
Or do you wanna give it away?
Can't stop, can't stop, can't stop, can't stop at all
Do you wanna give it?
Or do you wanna give it away?
Can't stop, can't stop, can't stop, can't stop at all
Do you wanna give it?
Or do you wanna give it away?
Can't stop, can't stop, can't stop, can't stop at all
Do you wanna give it?
Or do you wanna give it away?
Can't stop, can't stop

Stay in safety, outside brings me down
Stay in safety, outside brings me down

Do you wanna give it?
Or do you wanna give it away?
Can't stop, can't stop, can't stop, can't stop at all
Do you wanna give it?
Or do you wanna give it away?
Can't stop, can't stop, can't stop, can't stop at all
Do you wanna give it?
Or do you wanna give it away?
Can't stop, can't stop, can't stop, can't stop at all
Do you wanna give it?
Or do you wanna give it away?
Can't stop, can't stop

(C) 2011 Rock Johnson Music.
Track Name: Remember
Remember
- R. Johnson

Not sure how I got here
But I'd love to know
Really love to know
Awakened by a nameless angel
With a heart of gold

Without knowing who we were
We are nothing
Without knowing who we were
We are nothing

You wanna make me
You wanna make me whole again
So I'll try to remember
Try to remember
You wanna make me
You wanna make me whole again
So I'll try to remember
Try to remember again

Say it was an accident
That took my time away from you
Through the words of a stranger who loves me
I'm putting pieces back in place for you

Without knowing who we were
We are nothing
Without knowing who we were
We are nothing

You wanna make me
You wanna make me whole again
So I'll try to remember
Try to remember
You wanna make me
You wanna make me whole again
So I'll try to remember
Try to remember again

Solo

You wanna make me
You wanna make me whole again
So I'll try to remember
Try to remember
You wanna make me
You wanna make me whole again
So I'll try to remember
Try to remember

You wanna make me
You wanna make me whole again
So I'll try to remember
Try to remember
You wanna make me
You wanna make me whole again
So I'll try to remember
Try to remember again

Solo

(c) 2011 Rock Johnson Music.
Track Name: Tainted Glass
Tainted Glass
- R. Johnson

Take this independence
Or take this love
Can you have it all?
(I don't think you)
Can have it all

Chase this happiness
And take the fall
Can you have it all?
(I don't think you)
Can have it all

No one ever takes the blame
And no ever walks away unscathed
You're crying out
But no one turns their head your way
And no one sees the need to save you
Till it's too late to pull through

List this false freedom here
Dollar buys it all
Will you sell it off?
(I don't think you)
Can sell it off

Live these rules
And play by them
Can you have it all?
Tell me how I
Can have it all

No one ever takes the blame
And no ever walks away unscathed
You're crying out
But no one turns their head your way
And no one sees the need to save you
Till it's too late for you

Spiraling with a brave face
Keeps them away
As you hide behind tainted glass
Left with you vs. you
To battle in solitude
With no clear winner

No one ever takes the blame
And no ever walks away unscathed
You're crying out
But no one turns their head your way
And no one sees the need to save you
Till it's too late to pull through

Take this independence...

(c) 2011 Rock Johnson Music.
Track Name: Shadows In Blue
Shadows In Blue
- Rock Johnson

I ain't speaking of forgivness
It just ain't working this way
You just can't give your time
To the things we both can't say

But you can't hide in your shadows
The sun's gonna give you away

Stop trippin baby
Keep living for the moment cause it brings the best in you
Though I love the way love me
Got my own living to do

Said we can't live in these shadows
The sun's gonna find us someday

And I'm thankful for the way you made me
Stronger than I ever could dream
Every strand of time amazing
Saw this from a mile away
Don't make it easier today

Ain't casting any shadows
I've given them all away
Cause you can't live in a shadow
The sun's gonna find you someday

(c) 2011 Rock Johnson Music
Track Name: Idealistic Undefined
Idealistic Undefined
- R. Johnson

Spent a long time waiting
Just relying on faith and
Sat and debated
It's time to stop running

Only holding to a thought
Always get what you've already got
Staying same on second thought
Let's change it

I've waited and waited
Idealistic undefined
Got wasted not faced it
Along the lines got left behind
I've waited and waited
Unrealistic out of time

Reflection from the headlights
Coming up from behind
Like a one man spotlight
Solitary walking blind

Only holding to a thought
Always get what you've always got
Staying same on second thought
Let's change it

I've waited and waited
Idealistic undefined
Got wasted not faced it
Along the lines got left behind
I've waited and waited
Unrealistic out of time

Solo

These lines are getting heavy
These lies are getting heavy
These lines are getting heavy
These lies are heavy

I've waited and waited
Idealistic undefined
Got wasted not faced it
Along the lines got left behind
I've waited and waited
Unrealistic out of time

Spent a long time waiting

(c) 2011 Rock Johnson Music.
Track Name: Army Of One
Army of One
- Rock Johnson

You stare at me
As if we'd only
Had the nerve to fly away
Stranded here
As if the only
Chance we had has flown away

But this reflection lies
Outside smothers inside
Tonight it's wide open

United here remain unbroken
Knowing you were meant for something
Greater than they'd have you believe
No one's gonna hand you something
Gotta take it back to be that someone
Surrounded by the world's disbelief with an army of one

Some see the sun
For all it's beauty
Embrace it's warmth for colder days
Other lives
So stuck in shadow
Only force a smile when all is gray

Hide in cloudy skies
Does it make you high
To bring the world to you level

It's a choice you make to feel this broken
Do you really want to be that someone
Who's smaller than you'd have you believe
Starting now can all be undone
Finally gonna be that somone
Surrounded now it's time to believe in your army of one

Solo

But this reflection lies
Outside smothers inside
Tonight it's wide open

United here remain unbroken
Knowing you were meant for something
Greater than they'd have you believe
No one's gonna hand you something
Gotta take it back to be that someone
Surrounded by the world's disbelief with an army of one

(c) 2010 Rock Johnson Music.
Track Name: Follow It Blind
Follow It Blind
- Rock Johnson

Liberation
Always the first thought I think of
It's on my mind
When I open my eyes

Explainations
Circle the scene around me
Like parasites
That close my mind

It's a long way to here
Can't think of slip and fall
And I just want it all

You called it a coloring of passion
Without the lines
It's up to you to make it happen
Follow it blind

Could it be forgiveness
Could it be the after glow
Could it be the conquest
Conquoring the unknown

Could it be the misuse
Could it be the swan song
Could it be intolerance
For everything you've done wrong

It's a long way to here
Make it worth fighting for
And I just want more

You called it a coloring of passion
Without the lines
It's up to you to make it happen
Follow it blind

Validation
Confidence coming
In shapes of different size
From all sides

Information
Painting a picture
Of mistakes over time
That's passed me by

It's a long way to here
It's time to turn it on
And I'm already gone

You called it a coloring of passion
Without the lines
It's up to you to make it happen
Follow it blind

(c) 2010 Rock Johnson Music.
Track Name: Burn
Burn
- R. Johnson

It seems so obvious
You're so oblivious
Indifference is unnoticed
Hatred is contagious
I'm on a little trip
Temporary numb to pain
Smothered in your own creation
Wishing you could be the same

I hope you can feel it burn

I'm dodging daggers
Unspoken anger
These frozen glances holding captive
While I bite the bullet
I've been unable
To enable a positive reaction
Now I'm taking back control again

I hope you can feel it burn

So underhanded
I've got to hand it
You really did a number
Made off like a bandit
Leaving stranded
A life abandoned
Your fascination overwhelmed
All that you demanded

I hope you can feel it burn
I hope you can feel it burn

(c) 2011 Rock Johnson Music.