Transformation (lp)

by John Orr Franklin

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1.
I have the right to speak my mind No words that cross or criticize Free to hear what’s spoke behind Your murmur veil alights the lies Cause I know what I am and I will not fail For I see what could be and I will succeed It’s up to me to let it show For the world to see Upon my truth I’ll stand or fall True intentions with time appear I will not beg, no I will not crawl Through admiration that’s insincere Cause I know what I am and I will not fail For I see what could be and I will succeed It’s up to me to let it show For the world to see No way to hide behind destiny You walk that line and you start to grow Some things that were simply meant to be Pick it up get on with the show Cause I know what I am and I will not fail For I see what could be and I will succeed It’s up to me to let it show For the world to see
2.
I saw your face You spoke to my embrace Two words that made my day Two steps carried us away into a dream We lit the fire Keeps burning so much higher Two hearts ignite the light Two stars that burn so bright across the sky And I propose We dance till three Let go the weight of the world And I suppose We'll always be Here hand in hand dancing free Song fills the air Lost feelings we now share Two souls arrive in flight Two lives embraced ignite a symphony And I propose We dance till three Let go the weight of the world And I suppose We'll always be Here hand in hand dancing free
3.
Kiss the Sky 04:47
Laid out on the beach Waves crash at my feet Cold one in my hand Toes deep in the sand This must be heaven It must be heaven in my eyes Sunlight on my face All my cares erased Dreaming of a girl Married to the world This must be heaven It must be heaven in my eyes A real life holiday It’s never here to stay And I, I wonder why As waves wash over me I finally start to see As I, I kiss the sky Sailing on the sea Racing destiny Floating on the blue The world comes into view This must be heaven It must be heaven in my eyes A real life holiday It’s never here to stay And I, I wonder why As waves wash over me I finally start to see As I, I kiss the sky
4.
Where are we going? Will we know when we get there? Well is it showing? Would you think we even care? And anyway of knowing? Is there really time to spare? There's only one world Only one world All that we love and hold so dear Well will it disappear Well are we sinking? Could we turn this boat around? What are we thinking? Have we finally run a ground? And can't we hear the meaning? As a million voices sound? There's only one world Only one world All that we love and hold so dear Well could it disappear Where are we going? Well is it showing? And anyway of knowing? Is there really time to spare? There's only one world Only one world All that we love and hold so dear You better keep it near But do not live in fear May your worries disappear
5.
Flow 04:19
6.
May we all wake up and find transformation. May we all arise and live as one. When that day arrives we'll know. We are all the one that we've been waiting for. Know ye Ye are Gods Know Ye Ye are Gods May we all wake up and find transformation. May we all arise and live as one. When that day arrives we'll know. We are all the one that we've been waiting for. Know ye Ye are Gods Know Ye Ye are Gods
7.
The Dove 04:09
The moon shines through evil shadows are cast Upon me and you the light is fading fast Life is too long yeah death is meant to please The spirit in song It's the light of light it's the love of love The spirit in flight it's the song of the dove My eyes are turning red as the smoke clears the sky My life has bled moving on like a river run dry My time it is past and mist it has come My spirit is numb Repeat Chorus Embraceable Love In showers above Nothing left to speak of The Song of the Dove Repeat Chorus
8.
Summer 04:13
Sunshine - keep on shining You light the way - there’s no denying The best things in life are free Though it might not be what you see When we fight to keep control we lose The way to ever choose The heat is rising - it keeps on climbing We gotta move on - don't wait for timing There’s some things that you can not plan Sometimes no way to understand When we fight to keep a hold we lose The way to ever Looks like the summers come and gone Another year to pick through right and wrong It feels like it's gone on much too long If you feel the way I do You're ready for something new Let go and you’re on your way Looking forward to another day When we struggle to force our way we lose The way to ever Looks like the summers come and gone Another year to pick through right and wrong It feels like it's gone on much too long If you feel the way I do You're ready for something new
9.
Chrysalis 04:35
10.
True 2 U 06:39
There's no other place That I would rather be There's no other face That I would rather see And here and now I give you everything No matter how Each day I will remain True to you There’s no one but you That makes me feel this way It’s all that you do That gets me through the day And here and now I give you everything No matter how Each day I will remain True to you There's no other place That I would rather be There's no other face That I would rather see
11.
This Day 04:12
You carry away Your thoughts for this day Save them for a time When you’re old and gray Many years may pass you will find someday Memories return to where we are this day in time One of a kind No more will we find Each moment a rhyme Upon a church bells chime Many years may pass as you find your way Memories remain of the love we shared this day Solo Many years may pass you will find someday Memories return to where we are this day in time You carry away Your thoughts for this day Save them for a time When you’re old and gray Many years may pass as you find your way Memories remain of the love we shared this day

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John Orr Franklin celebrates the release of his second CD Transformation. The CD was written, recorded and produced by John, in his recording studio in Austin, TX. Transformation is a follow-up to his debut album Pathways. Both Transformation and Pathways were both originally released, and distributed on John’s record label, Blue Room Digital.

Transformation, offers an impressive roster of hand-selected talent, each adding their individual flair to the overall sound of the music. Rob Palladino and Brandon Aly (Austin) both performed on drums. Brandon also added percussion on several tracks, including “Disappear (Only One World)” where he replicated an entire Latin percussion section on his own. Palladino laid down grooves that kindle a spirited fusion of Levon Helm meets Stewart Copeland. Josh Batschelet (Austin) performed upright bass on the track “Summer,” while Kris Mathesen (Memphis) played fretless and electric bass throughout most of the album. Laurel Hostak (Philadelphia), added her voice to the title track on the CD giving it a truly angelic vibe. Gold and Platinum award winning mastering engineer Jerry Tubb, mastered the album at Terra Nova Studios in Austin, and his impressive skills added a new dimension of clarity to the project.

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released January 12, 2009

John Orr Franklin - Vocals, Guitars & Keyboards
Rob Palladino - Drums, Background Vocals & Percussion
Brandon Aly - Drums & Percussion
Josh Batschelet - Upright & Electric Bass Guitars
Kris Mathesen - Electric Bass Guitar & Percussion

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John Orr Franklin Austin, Texas

Musician and composer John Orr Franklin currently resides in Austin Texas, where he composes and records in his private home recording facility. His genre spanning compositions have been featured on radio and television around the globe.

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