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“One Word is True”

John’s latest album, “One Word is True” was released digitally on 11/11/2011. It is currently available for free download from this web site and in the link below the video for the debut single “Smile.”

Album Credits:

Music and Lyrics by John Maxfield.
Audio Recording Sessions Engineered and Produced by Steve Phillips, Dale Maxfield, and John Maxfield.
JM – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Tenor Saxophone, Piano, and Synthesizer
Dave Handley – Drums
Stephen Shalwitz – Trumpet
Tricia Dannenfeldt – Mallet Percussion
Tay Brown – Bass
Virginia Q. Backman – Flute
Phil A. Sykes – Soprano Saxophone
Album Recorded October 2010 – November 2011.
Released Friday, November 11, 2011

Music and Lyrics Copyright 2011 John Maxfield, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.

Cover art by Tony Renner, Annie McCutcheon, and JM.

Lyrics:

01. Over
02. Lonesome and Sorry
03. Everybody Sing Along
04. She Should Know
05. In Love Again
06. Brutal Wait
07. One Condition
08. Smile
09. Bad Luck
10. Worse or Better
11. The Country I Come From

Over

I’m writing words
To sing to you
None of them make much sense to me
And you won’t believe one word is true
I’m writing words
That I will sing
Most of the time most people don’t seem to mind
or know why
I do these things
I may be strong
I may be scared
This song is over
And no one cares
I could be just
Or just unfair
This song is over and no one cares
I wish I could
I wish you would
But you don’t relate to the words I say
Or maybe you do but don’t think that you should
If you only knew what I feel for you
I’ll tell you everything that I am
But I can’t make you care or understand
I may be strong
I may be scared
This song is over and no one cares
I could be just or just unfair
This song is over and no one cares
Confessing sins, reciting prayers
This song is over and no one cares
I sing of true love and despair
This song is Over.
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Lonesome and Sorry

You never really loved me
I know that much is true
I feel lonesome and sorry too
I’ll never have a proper chance to apologize to you
I feel lonesome and sorry too
I know this is hurting me worse than it’s hurting you
I feel lonesome and sorry too
There’s so much I would like to say and more I would undo
I feel lonesome and sorry too
Memories of you and I are fond as they are few
I feel lonesome and sorry too
I remember happiness when our love was new
I feel lonesome and sorry too
Now every day the sky is grey even when it’s blue
I feel lonesome and sorry too
If I had anything to say you wouldn’t hear me through
I feel lonesome and sorry too
I know this is hurting me worse than it’s hurting you
I feel lonesome and sorry too
There’s so much I would like to say and more I would undo
I feel lonesome and sorry too
I know this is hurting me worse than it’s hurting you
I feel lonesome and sorry too
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Everybody Sing Along

For all of the love that I never have known
I’ve tried to be patient and feel like I’ve grown
Into a life that feels like a lie half of the time
For all of the vices that I’ve given up
And all the advice that I’ve gotten mixed up
I somehow survive to tell these tales
That start out alright but they never end well
I feel like crying, but I can’t seem to find the tears
Or rewinding back through all those miserable years
And maybe finding the places where I went wrong…
Sing another sad song, everybody sing along
Sing another sad song
Everybody sing along
Everybody sing along
Everybody sing along
Everybody sing
Everybody sing for
All of the people I’ve wanted to tell
That I love more than life or the world itself
There’s so many words and so much time
I have wasted on selfishness, anger, and pride
For all of the words that I never will say
And all of the love that I can’t give away
Maybe someday it won’t feel like pain
And I won’t feel afraid or cast away
I feel like crying, but I can’t seem to find the tears
Or rewinding back through all those miserable years
And maybe finding the places where I went wrong…
Sing another sad song, everybody sing along
Sing another sad song
Everybody sing along
Everybody sing along
Everybody sing along
Everybody sing
Everybody sing
And I’ll sing another sad song
Everybody sing along
I will sing another sad song
Everybody Sing Along
Everybody Sing Along
Everybody sing
Everybody sing along
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She Should Know

When I’m sad
And everything around me is bad
And everyone around me is dark and gloomy
She comes to me
And everything that was wrong is alright again
When it seems
Like beauty exists only in my dreams
And no one understands me
Or else they never could
It seems like she already does
It seems like we already do
And maybe we should
She should know that I love her so
And she should see what happens to me
When her eyes meet mine it makes me feel like
I am gonna love her for the rest of my life
She should know that I love her so
And she should see what happens to me
When her eyes meet mine it makes me feel like
I am gonna love her for the rest of my life
We’re friends
We may be something more or have already been
In one way or another
But I ain’t gonna love her like a father or a mother would
But I know in my soul I’ll love her for good
When it seems like beauty exists only in my dreams
And nothing could be true
She came into my life right before my very eyes
And been beating in my heart right from the start
She should know that I love her so
And she should see what happens to me
When her eyes meet mine it makes me feel like
I am gonna love her for the rest of my life
I love you, I’ll love you
More than you could ever know
More than I could ever say
More than any words I sing could possibly explain
I love you, all of you
More than I could ever give
More than you could ever take
I am gonna love you, darling, for goodness sake
Don’t you know that I love you so?
Can’t you see what happens to me?
When your eyes meet mine it makes me feel like
I am gonna love you for the rest of my life
Don’t you know that I love you so?
Can’t you see what happens to me?
When your eyes meet mine it makes me feel like
I am gonna love you for the rest of my life
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In Love Again

Reaching out once again
To a former love from a former life
A so-called friend
The coldest heart is in her chest
I’m sure if I were smarter that I would digress, but instead obsess
I’m feeling crazy, but I haven’t lost my mind
It’s both the best and worst thing
I think that I’m falling in love again
I feel a hurting that I hardly can define
It’s both the best and worst thing
I think that I’m falling in love again
I think that I’m falling in love again
She was once the brightest star
Untouchable and unreachable in my own heart
She could be the world to me
She’s beautiful and wonderful as anything I’ve ever seen
I’m feeling crazy, but I haven’t lost my mind
It’s both the best and worst thing
I think that I’m falling in love again
I feel a hurting that I hardly can define
It’s both the best and worst thing
I think that I’m falling in love again
I think that I’m falling in love again
I think that I’m falling in love again
I think that I’m falling in love again
I almost wish this wasn’t happening
Because it always ends the same
I’ll tell her so sincerely
How much I love her dearly
And she’ll just think I’ve gone insane
Why would I think she’d feel the same way?
Why wouldn’t she feel the same way?
Why would I think she’d feel the same way?
Why wouldn’t she feel the same way?
Why would I think she’d feel the same way?
Why wouldn’t she feel the same way?
Why would I think she’d feel the same way?
Why wouldn’t she feel the same way?
I’m feeling crazy, but I haven’t lost my mind
It’s both the best and worst thing
I think that I’m falling in love again
I feel a hurting that I hardly can define
It’s both the best and worst thing
I think that I’m falling in love again
I think that I’m falling in love again
I think that I’m falling in love again
I think that I’m falling in love again
I think that I’m falling in love again
I think that I’m falling in love again
I think that I’m falling in love again
I think that I’m falling in love again
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Brutal Wait

I’d like to tell you something, but it’s impossible
I want to give you something that you could never hold
I want to show you something that you could never see
I want to be with you and you don’t want to be with me
And it’s a long, it’s a long
Long and brutal wait
And how long, how long
How long will it take?
Is it wrong? Is it wrong?
Are you full of love or hate?
Have we ended something small or have we started something great?
I want you for a lover, I want you for a friend
I want you for a mother for all our little children
And we could grow together and never grow apart
We barely know each other, but this is how it starts
And it’s a long, it’s a long
Long and brutal wait
And how long, how long
How long will it take?
Is it wrong? Is it wrong?
Are you full of love or hate?
Have we ended something small or have we started something great?
You have no remembrances of the love you used to show
Still there are some resemblances to the love we used to know
I want to tell you something, but it’s impossible
I want to give you something that you could never hold
I want to show you something that you could never see
I want to be with you and you don’t want to be with me
And it’s a long, it’s a long
Long and brutal wait
And how long, how long
How long will it take?
Is it wrong? Is it wrong?
Are you full of love or hate?
Have we ended something small or have we started something great?
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One Condition

The one condition I will give you
If you’re leaving take me with you
When this is over you can come home again
Home
Home
I’m not going to make you hurry
Make you wait or
Make you worry
When this is over you can come home again
Home
Home again
So far, we’ve come so far
We’ve gone so far
Then we’ll all come home
So far, we’ll go so far
We’ve gone so far
And then we’ll all come home again
If you get lost, I will find you
I’ll remember, I’ll remind you
When this is over, you can come home again
Home
Home
The one condition that I will give you
If you’re leaving
Take me with you
When this is over you can come home again
I know
I know we can
So far, we’ve come so far
We’ll go so far
And then we’ll all come home
We’ve come so far, we’ve gone so far
We’ll go so far before we all come home again
So far, we’ve come so far
We’ll go so far before we’ll all go home
We’ve come so far, we’ve gone so far
We’ll go so far before we all come home again
So far, we’ve come so far
We’ll go so far before we all come again
So far, we’ve come so far
We’ll go so far before we all come
Home again
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Smile

She’s got a soul like coffee gone cold
She’s got a body like Bridget Bardot
She’s got a voice like Dolly Pardon
Started to give me- I beg your pardon
This was over before it started
I’m not trying to be broken hearted
My girlfriend is a stunning beauty
I pretend that she’s faithful to me
Because I love to see her smile
She knows how to make me smile
If only just once in a while
If only just a little
First she’s gonna turn me down
Then she’s gonna turn around
She’s gonna let me take her out
Turn me in and try to tie me down
Don’t want to be an idiot boyfriend
Don’t want to be her cheating husband
I loved her and she always knew it
She loved me but you know I blew it
But I sure loved to see her smile
And I know how to make her smile
If only just once in a while
If only just a little
Oh I want to see you smile
Yes I want to make you smile
Only once in a while
Or even once again
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Bad Luck

She got my head and my heart ignited
We were loving and then we were fighting
I’ll pour my heart into this pen that I’m writing with
Oh, yeah- I gave up drinking, smoking and drugs
I don’t know why I don’t give up on love
They say if you wait that good things will come
But it’s a good long wait when you have
Bad
Bad
Bad luck
I never hit her or hurt her or nothing
Just gave her all of my time and my loving
I never even wanted another woman
She made me so glad
She never told me she loved me but stayed at my side
And I guess in the open is the best place to hide
All those feelings she had but she always denied
Oh, yeah- I gave up drinking, smoking and drugs
I don’t know why I don’t give up on love
They say if you wait that good things will come
But it’s a good long wait when you have
Bad
Bad
Bad luck
I gave up drinking, smoking and drugs
I don’t know why I don’t give up on love
They say if you wait that good things will come
But it’s a good long wait when you have
Bad
Bad
Bad luck
Yeah- it’s a good long wait when you have bad, bad luck
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Worse or Better

I do not remember the first time that I met her
I know it wasn’t long ago
Her beauty was so striking and her manner to my liking
She’s still someone I barely even know
Yet I have never told her how I have longed to hold her
She lingers sweetly in my mind
If we came together I believe we’d both be better
But that chance may never find it’s time
Or come one day I’ll find a way to have her feel the love I’ve had to hide away
Maybe our fate is set in stone
We’ll stay this way for worse or better
I don’t know
Worse or better?
I don’t know
When she had gotten married my love for her was buried even deeper than it was before
I’d found other women, but everything I’d given them was never fully taken or restored
When her marriage ended I found myself befriended
I wanted to be so much more
Here I sit and wonder:
What could be discovered if she and I were lovers?
Would our wounds recover?
Oh, come one day I’ll find a way to have her feel the love I’ve had to hide away!
Maybe our fate is set in stone
We’ll stay this way for worse or better
I don’t know
Worse or better
I don’t know
Worse
or
Better?
Worse
or
Better?
Worse
or
Better?
I don’t know
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The Country I Come From

The country I come from is the country I live in
With other men and women and children
With so much to dream and so much to live for
Between the mountains, deserts, and sea shores
It’s all for one and one for all or all for some or none at all
Or all for one and one for all or all for no one
No one
No one
In the country I come from
In the country I come from
In the country I come from
In the country I come from
In the country I come from
In the country I come from
In the country I come from
In the country I come from
Are you addicted to playing your games?
Do you want to be different?
How will you change?
All of these people, you think they’re insane
Do you realize that they think you’re the same
What have I done?
What have you done?
Are we working or having fun?
Will we go farther than we’ve come
In the country I come from?
In the country I come from?
In the country I come from?
In the country I come from?
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Sometimes I’m right
Sometimes I’m not
I try and use the things I’ve got
I take my aim and take my shot
I fear that I’ll become a robot in a job or at a school
Or for some class that makes the rules
That micromanage all these fools that want big screens and bigger pools
I work by day and sleep at night
I live a quiet peaceful life
Freedom is in my heart and mind
But not a brand that I can buy
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Lyrics 2011 John M. Maxfield. Reprinted With Permission.

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Nov 11
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