Is This Your Sign?

by John Samaras

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Welp, this is my first full length record.
That's all I have to say about that.. Enjoy!

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released August 24, 2013

I played everything, except where mentioned below.

Additional Musicians:

Sal Pisciotta: Bass (Tracks 10 & 12)
Chris Fullum: Drums (Tracks 1, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12)

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John Samaras Queens, New York

Born in the future, John traveled back in time to show us how bad music gets in the coming years.

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Track Name: I Just Don't Know
Humanity takes its toll
Assigning yet another boring roll
Actors in a tragedy
With the same old ending

My colors are faintly fading away
Until I dissappear
Dancing circles around the answer
To the question no one dares to ask

I just don't know
Who I'm trying to fool
I just don't know
What I'm trying to prove

As the choir sings their tune
Silence slowly fills the room
No one dares to sing along
When they're always in the wrong

Juliette at the windowsill
Romeo is nowhere to be found
Juliette slowly gets the chills
From her head to the ground

I just don't know
Who I'm trying to fool
I just don't know
What I'm trying to prove

Where art thou Romeo?
I just don't know
Where art thou Romeo?
I just don't know
Track Name: Falling Through
Your patience wears thin like the rope that you walk, always in a state of losing control

And all that you see is a lost circumstance, you better be ready to take a fall

Ready or not
Your time has come
To realize what's lost and won
Yet we all hang
By the hands of a clock
So, lets just forget about it

It’s perfectly fine to hide in your thoughts, just know it’s a dirty game that you play

Not quite the first, sure as hell not the last, but it's coming fast for you and me.

Ready or not
Your time has come
To realize what's lost and won
Yet we all hang
By the hands of a clock
So, lets just forget about it
So, lets just forget about it
Just forget about it
Track Name: Helen (Please Stay)
Got nothing left to say
I’ll carve your number in my arm
To spark my memory
But it’s all burnt up
This just isn’t who I am
You know you hurt me, when you looked away

Give me a minute or two
To clear the traffic in my brain
I guess it’s not that bad
It’s just part of the game
You know me oh too well, Helen
I wish that I could say the same

The stars were aligned
But you were so blind

Everything is okay
We’ll meet again someday
All I see is red
When everything is blue
Don’t expect me to say, “Please stay”
Don’t expect me to say, “Please stay”
Track Name: Trial And Error
You stand on the corner, always watching
Asking, “How do you feel?”
I won’t let my body rule me
I won’t let nobody control me

Wistfully watching over your shoulder
Conflicted with thoughts of angst and rebellion
Your clouded judgment rains over me
Anticipation for an ending

I’m on trial when I’ve made no error
The damage deepens, it all seems clearer

Except for me and you
Except for me and you
Except for me and you
Except for me and you

The marks in your skin tell me the story
Of an artist that yearns for an audience
To stand amazed in all their glory
Someone to listen to their nonsense

Some bullshit excuse that you cooked up,
When you were strung out and oh, so caught up

Wasting all my time,
Wishing you were mine
Wouldn’t it be nice?
Yeah, wouldn’t it be nice

It’s so easy to see
It’s so easy to see
It’s what you’ve done to me
It’s what you’ve done to me
Track Name: 16
Take a look around and try to make it last
Fifteen, Sixteen, went by so fast
Being followed around by a white van
Lord knows that I’ve done the best I can
Paint a picture for everyone to see
Only to vanish away into infamy

Emotions running high and swept to the side
All we say or do is not enough for you
In the raging sea, here’s our last soliloquy
Flickering light, will you make it through the night?

Still I see myself, in your eyes
Now you’ll see, what you’ve done to me
Track Name: Nameless
She’s biding her time, waiting for some savior
It couldn’t be me, a victim of bad behavior
Her smile, it shines, my only guiding light
His words though fowl; I’ll keep them in mind

Short fuse with no ignition
True love is an apparition
Don’t ignore what it is that you wanted

It feels as though I’m always cornered
Disdain is just what the doctor ordered
You bite your tongue, and shelve frustration
With patience so strong, it wards off temptation

Short fuse with no ignition
True love is an apparition
Don’t ignore what it is that you wanted

I’m slumming around, so just leave me alone
You’ve done enough; it has me speechless
There’s always some hope for tomorrow
Just as long as you don’t follow

Short fuse with no ignition
True love is an apparition
Don’t ignore what it is that you wanted

You whisper sweet words to me with intentions that clearly just bring me down
I wont let you this time around, so don’t you dare show your face around this town
Track Name: Happier Now
When the scenery remains
Of what was left in flames
No remnants of the past
All that’s left is ash
It will only rise again
With nothing left to prove
It’s more of the same
With nothing left to do

Though the damage you’ve done
Outshines the good that’s come
Things are looking up,
It took long enough
Like a diamond in the rough,
In a state of disarray
Now that’s changed
I’m happier now

You could spend eternity
Wondering where to go
Often times it’s so clear
And then you know
Walking backwards in a trance
Holding on to what fades away
It’s more of the same
With nothing left to do

Though the damage you’ve done
Outshines the good that’s come
Things are looking up,
It took long enough
Like a diamond in the rough,
In a state of disarray
Now that’s changed
I’m happier now
Track Name: In The Shadow Of A Star
I can’t tell where you belong
Not quite what I’ve seen before
Your tattered clothes, and cold blank stare
Reflected specs of stars in the air

Nothing else comes close
When you turned white like a ghost

I felt so strong in the evening glow
In the shadow of a star
We will all fade just in time
No longer needing a place to hide

Nothing else comes close
When you turned white like a ghost
Track Name: Letting Go
I don’t know where to look
Panic strikes my mind
Hoping that you’d stay
I swear I’ll make some room

Half of the things I say
Are meaningless to you
While the other half
Is kept to myself

Stunned without a clue
Feeling the way I do
Was it something that I said?
Or not instead?

Some things that I’ve seen
Would cause your soul to strain
They’re better off sealed in
Where they’ll remain

It’s passing and fleeting, slowly retreating
Uneasy feeling, of absence appearing now

When all the roads
Won’t take you anywhere
Where can you go?
I’d like to know

It’s passing and fleeting, slowly retreating
Uneasy feeling, of absence appearing now

And if this is letting go, I’d rather not know
Some things are better left in the dark
Track Name: Lips Are Sealed
A face that’s so forlorn
A lingering despair
Just outside the door
In the stillness of the air

It’s slowly creeping in
No use in fighting now
A mind that’s wandering
Is present in absence

They’ve told me once before that “we do what we can”
My lips are sealed, I won’t promise you anything
With nothing to prove and nothing to lose,
I’ll do what I can

The mask slips down your skin
It marks the end of your façade
To know what lies within
Wouldn’t do you any good

They’ve told me once before that “we do what we can”
My lips are sealed, I won’t promise you anything
With nothing to prove and nothing to lose,
I’ll do what I can

Over and over again, I won’t stop till I can’t anymore
I can’t anymore

I know one thing you don’t
That this is all for show
I’ve done things that you won’t
But it’s just for show
Track Name: ...To Will One Thing
Look the other way
It’s no surprise
The start of our demise
Turning the cheek
Try to relate
Or bear a cursed fate
All that you’d do
Would be for naught
Bad karma’s what you’ve got
A change of heart
Pick up the pace
Or you’ll soon be erased

Roaming around seeking what can’t be found

Open up your arms to skies above
Hoping to soar like a dove
Though you belong down here below
You feel more like a crow

Now and then, you’re down and out

Purity of heart
To will one thing
Don’t be led astray
It lies within
Maintain your love
Or just waste away
Look at yourself
And not at them
It only breeds contempt
Better for you
Better for me
For the both of us

Roaming around seeking what can’t be found

Open up your arms to skies above
Hoping to soar like a dove
Though you belong down here below
You feel more like a crow

Now and then, you’re down and out

Yet we’re all so set in our old ways
Wondering why we’re led astray
Because old habits are hard to break
When nothing’s at stake

Now that you’re down and out
Track Name: Grandfather Clock
The years roll on by
As we step to the side
A grandfather clock’s embrace
He gave you time, you wanted space
Now you’ll just have to wait
But for me it’s much too late

You don’t decide your fate
But if it were up to me
I’d save a place for the both of us
I think that we’ve had enough
Now you’ll just have to wait
But for me it’s much too late

Yet here we stand
Nails dug deep in our hands
There’s no one left to blame
There’s nothing left to save
Now you’ll just have to wait
But for me it’s much too late