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“So Much Commotion”

John’s third studio album, “So Much Commotion” was released on May 18, 2004. It is currently available for free download from this web site.

Album Credits:

Music and Lyrics by John Maxfield.
Audio Recording Sessions Engineered and Produced by: John Maxfield at Tantrum Niche Studio 6 and Washington University in Saint Louis, with Steve Phillips and Dale Maxfield on Tracks 1-3 at Big Time Music, Kansas City, Missouri.

JM – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Piano, Drums
Zoran Tasic – Bass and Acoustic Guitar
Eddie Kozhevsky – Drums on “Just Enough”
Dwight Bosman – Soprano Saxophone
Stephanie Raine – Backing vocals
Jeff Romines – Bass
Dale Maxfield – Drums on “Drop Out,” “Blue Violets,” and “Commotion!”

40 ERA Bonus Track contains voicemail messages from: Tierra Simmons, Nathan Kimpel, Dale Maxfield Sr.

Album Recorded Winter 2003 – Spring 2004
Released on CD Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Music and Lyrics Copyright 2004 John Maxfield, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.

Lyrics:

01. Drop Out
02. Blue Violets
03. Commotion!
04. Daddy’s Girl
05. Just Enough
06. Never Say You’re Sorry
07. Sexual Tension
08. This Drug
09. I’m Not In Love
10. Turn Each Other
11. Not The One
12. 40 ERA

Drop Out

She’s a good girl, good girl
Never pays the rent
She’s a good girl, good girl
Never makes the bed
So its give a little, take a lot and I’ll
Give you everything I’ve got
Until my skin begins to rot
If that would be enough
So I drop out, drop down
And everyone’s my friend
And I drop out, drop down
And every one pretends to know me
Long enough to make me lonely
You know I’m gonna get me some
On the next one…
It’s the right time, right time
To give me what I want
It’s the right time, right time
To give me what you got
So its give a little, take a lot and I’ll
Give you everything I’ve got
Until my skin begins to rot
If that would be enough
So I drop out, drop down
And everyone’s my friend
And I drop out, drop down
And every one pretends to know me
Long enough to make me lonely
You know I’m gonna get me some
On the next one…
On the next one…
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Blue Violets

Nobody needs you baby like I do
Nobody knows your beauty like I do
And its amazing how I miss your kiss
Nobody could feel more or less than this
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Roses have thorns
And baby so do you
Roses are red
So is my head
Violets are blue
And baby, I am too
Baby, I am too
You’ll never need to doubt my love for you
You gave me every sign I missed my cue
I didn’t understand the things you meant
And now you leave me here with my regret
And baby so do you
Roses are red
So is my head
Violets are blue
And baby, I am too
Baby, I am too
And baby, I am too
Baby, I am too
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Commotion

re you feeling alright?
Well I didn’t mean to call you back
So late last night but I had something on my mind
That I had to say
That you didn’t really want to hear
But there’s something on my mind that I
Must make very clear
Truth hurts
I know
Its bad
Its cold
Truth hurts
I know
I go
Solo
And if its alright
And if its okay
I’ll try to let it out or we can
Try again another day
And if its okay
And if its alright
I’ll try to let it out
Hope we both can sleep tonight
Because its way passed the
Time to go to bed
But I can’t sleep with so much commotion
Its way passed the time to go to bed
I can’t sleep with so much commotion
In my head
Did I say something rude?
Well I didn’t mean to offend
But nothing that you say is true and I
Know that its all pretend
But I defend
Everything that you say and do
Even though that we both know that I’m
Better off without you
Truth hurts
I know
Its bad
Its cold
Truth hurts
I know
I go
Solo
And if its alright
And if its okay
I’ll try to let it out or we can
Try again another day
And if its okay
And if its alright
I’ll try to let it out
Hope we both can sleep tonight
Because its way passed the
Time to go to bed
But I can’t sleep with so much commotion
Its way passed the time to go to bed
I can’t sleep with so much commotion
In my head
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Daddy’s Girl

Somebody is calling your name
You don’t know who the voice belongs to
But the voice is familiar
Somebody is calling your name
You don’t know who the voice belongs to
But your choice is familiar
Looks like daddy’s girl
Looks like daddy’s girl
Looks like daddy’s girl has grown up
Looks like daddy’s girl
Looks like daddy’s girl
Looks like daddy’s girl has grown up
Somebody bought you a drink
You’ve got it all under control though
You just wanna have fun
You wound up under the sink
And you went home with blood on your dress
And a stud on your tongue
Looks like daddy’s girl
Looks like daddy’s girl
Looks like daddy’s girl has grown up
Looks like daddy’s girl
Looks like daddy’s girl
Looks like daddy’s girl has grown up
Baby, everybody knows
What’s underneath your clothes
But its no cause for alarm
Baby, everybody knows
You’re anything but slow
Tall in heels
Short on charm
Looks like daddy’s girl
Looks like daddy’s girl
Looks like daddy’s girl has grown up
Looks like daddy’s girl
Looks like daddy’s girl
Looks like daddy’s girl has grown up
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Just Enough

I never wanted happiness
I never wanted none of this
So what? I don’t love you too much
I never tell you anything at all
I never take you anywhere at all
So what? I don’t love you too much
I don’t love you too much
Just enough, just enough
I don’t love you too much
Just enough, just enough
I’ll never spoil you, my dear
And even if I could I wouldn’t
So what? I don’t love you too much
I’ll never treat you right or wrong
And I don’t know how long this will go on
So what? I don’t love you too much
I don’t love you too much
Just enough, just enough
I don’t love you too much
Just enough, just enough
I don’t love you too much
Just enough, just enough
I don’t love you too much
Just enough, just enough
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Never Say You’re Sorry

Stupid feeling
Too revealing
Gets me in trouble again
Stupid feeling
Unappealing
Here she comes
There she went
Was it me or
Was it me or
Was it something I said?
Stupid feeling
Too revealing
Gets me in trouble again
Its not abuse
There’s no excuse
Don’t tell me anything
Don’t say it’s true
Don’t talk about me
Talk about you
No more chances
No advances
Can’t get any further with her
No more chances
No advances
Can’t have what I don’t deserve
Was it me or
Was it me or
Was it something I did?
Stupid feeling
Too revealing
Gets me in trouble again
Its not abuse
There’s no excuse
Don’t tell me anything
Don’t say it’s true
Don’t talk about me
Talk about you
There’s nothing I’d rather do
Its not abuse
There’s no excuse
Don’t tell me anything
Don’t say it’s true
Don’t talk about me
Talk about you
Talk about you
So don’t ever say you’re sorry
I don’t know what I would do
Never let me say you’re boring
Never let me say I love you
And I never wanted agony
And I never wanted to win
I’ll be home soon to beg you for mercy
And to beg you to hurt me again
Stupid feeling
Too revealing
Gets me in trouble again
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Sexual Tension

Black dress, stiletto heels
Tricked out ghetto wheels
She makes me feel so fine
Prom queen porno star
Setting off the fire alarm
She makes me feel so fine
With a bright yellow smile
She’ll be mine for a while
With a drink in her hand
In the back by the band
With the sun in her eyes
Going to bed with older guys
And you feel more than you care to mention
Sexual tension…
Kiss, kiss, wave your hand
Something for the fans
She makes them feel so fine
Seventeen can’t you tell?
To behold but not be held
She makes them feel so fine
With a bright yellow smile
She’ll be mine for a while
With a drink in her hand
In the back by the band
With the sun in her eyes
Going to bed with older guys
And you feel more than you care to mention
She makes me feel so fine
She makes me feel so fine
She makes me feel so fine
She makes me feel so fine
She makes me feel so fine
She makes me feel so fine
With a bright yellow smile
She’ll be mine for a while
With a drink in her hand
In the back by the band
With the sun in her eyes
Going to bed with older guys
And you feel more than you care to mention
Sexual tension…
Kiss, kiss, wave your hand
Something for the fans
She makes them feel so fine
Seventeen can’t you tell?
To behold but not be held
She makes them feel so fine
With a bright yellow smile
She’ll be mine for a while
With a drink in her hand
In the back by the band
With the sun in her eyes
Going to bed with older guys
And you feel more than you care to mention
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This Drug

Its oh, so peaceful
What is this drug?
Its good, its evil
What is this drug?
In my heart
Many questions
No regrets
No confessions
And out of my skin
Out of my mind
Staying silent
And I ask you
What is this drug
I was not crying
I don’t need you
You say you’re dying
I don’t believe you
In my heart
Many questions
No regrets
No confessions
And out of my skin
Out of my mind
Staying silent
And I ask you
What is this drug
What is this drug
What is this drug
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I’m Not In Love

I used to think about you every day and moment
And when I think those days are gone
I see a photograph that brings me joy and torment
And then its hard to carry on
But I’m not in love with you
Baby, I’m not in love with you
I’m not in love with you
Baby, I’m not in love with you
With you
With you
We never shared a quiet moment all together
We never kissed or stayed in touch
And even though its not as bad as it was once before
The photo hurts me just as much
But I’m not in love with you
Baby, I’m not in love with you
I’m not in love with you
Baby, I’m not in love with you
But then I get the feeling
If we could be together
It could be good but not extreme
Could we be together?
Stay in love forever?
Is that possible or crazy, baby?
Is it just a dream?
I’m not in love with you
Baby, I’m not in love with you
I’m not in love with you
Baby, I’m not in love with you
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Turn Each Other

I didn’t see you coming
I only saw you go
And when I tried to get you back
I didn’t even know you
I thought we had it working
I though we’d set it up
I got a taste of turnip blood
And I can’t let it drop
Now I need a little time to wait for you
Because I’ve waited all my life
I need something good to say to you
And I’ll say it every night
I need a little love to make with you
And we’ll make it something good
I need to run away with you and
Baby, I know we could
Turn each other turn the page
Turn each other, turn away
Turn each other turn the page
Turn it on or turn away
I didn’t want to wait for you
I needed you too much
I felt the best of everything
When I felt your touch
And what I feel without it
Is something dark and cold
Growing old together is better
Than only growing old
Now I need a little time to wait for you
Because I’ve waited all my life
I need something good to say to you
And I’ll say it every night
I need a little love to make with you
And we’ll make it something good
I need to run away with you and
Baby, I know we could
Turn each other turn the page
Turn each other, turn away
Turn each other turn the page
Turn it on or turn away
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Not The One

I didn’t mind
When I left you far behind
‘Cause I treat you so unfair
And I sing and it brings you a smile
But its only for a while
And I don’t even care
But its alright
There’s a chance, there’s a
Chance that I’ll be waiting
And its alright
There’s a choice, there’s a
Choice that I’ll be making
And its alright
There’s a vow, there’s a
Vow that I’ll be breaking
And its alright
There’s no love only lust
And you noticed because
And you know this because you’re
Not the girl who lived next door
Not a virgin or a whore but
Baby you’re the perfect waste of time
You’re not my friend, you’re not my lover
Or someone who should meet my mother
But baby, you’re the perfect waste of time
What can I say?
I just look the other way
‘Cause there’s always something there
And I know what we say tonight
In the morning will be a lie
But I don’t even care
But its alright
There’s a chance, there’s a
Chance that I’ll be waiting
And its alright
There’s a choice, there’s a
Choice that I’ll be making
And its alright
There’s a vow, there’s a
Vow that I’ll be breaking
And its alright
There’s no love only lust
And you noticed because
And you know this because you’re
Not the girl who lived next door
Not a virgin or a whore but
Baby you’re the perfect waste of time
You won’t sleep next to me at night
Raise my kids or be my wife
You’re not my friend, you’re not my lover
Or someone who should meet my mother
But baby, you’re the perfect waste of time
La da da da da da da da
La da da da da da da
Da da da da da
Da da da da da
Da da da da
Oh no
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Lyrics 2004 John M. Maxfield. Reprinted With Permission.

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May 18
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