Category Archives: Song

It’s All Your Fault 2

This is a remake of one of my latest songs.  Was playing around it Muvizu, a cartoon creation software….  Had massive problems inside the learning curve, but managed to finally create this with my sound track added to Timmy’s lip sync…  He’s a lot cuter than I am and I thought he would be a little less distractive to viewers than my beastly self….

Anyway, here’s a tip:  Cell phone and laptop speakers are notoriously horrible.  Use earbuds.  Not that it will help my cat scratching blackboard noises, but for other real artists it might help….

Is this worth my time?

Lyrics:

I like the way you look tonight
Dressed up baby, so nice and tight…
And got me thinking when was
the first time I saw you in
that moonlight….

You know I was like Frankenstein baby
just bouncing off those walls
I needed that lightning
to start my heart
And that’s what you did
You started my heart
So it’s all your fault

And now I’m just left here wondering
why you’re dressed up so fine tonight
You’re stepping out with that other guy
Tell me what happened Darling
‘Cause my heart’s still going, yeah
Yes it is
It’s all your fault.

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© 2015 John Allen Richter
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Invisible Man

Written, composed and performed by John Richter

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© 2015 John Allen Richter
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I Remember You

Press the Play Button to hear the song – may not work on phone

Saw her walking on the beach, looking mighty fine
Sipping on a soda down at the five and dime
Took her to a movie, honey, it was show time
Sat in the back, baby, gon’ make you mine…

I remember you, girl, I remember you
Big blue eyes and that beautiful smile
Bob Seeger playin’ on the radio
wish I could go back for a while

Summer days back in my early days
having fun with nothing but the sun
colors were bright and your eyes begun
to make me feel, baby, to make me feel

Sittin outside the Dog ‘n Suds
puttin’ pennies on the track
Walking through the old graveyard
in the late night pitch black

I didn’t know what love was back then
I didn’t see the way you looked at me
Now I look back and understand –
The summer love we had…

I remember you, girl, I remember you
Big blue eyes and that beautiful smile
Bob Seeger playin’ on the radio
wish I could go back for a while

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© 2015 John Allen Richter
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Mr. Diary 2

Song written and performed by John Richter

Mr. Diary, did you miss me today?
Were you upset about yesterday?
Mr. diary, won’t you just go away?
Yeah I don’t need you no more….

Funny how time passes by
we never realize
all the hurt, all those lies

Don’t need no one to love when you’re all alone
don’t need to be happy, don’t need no home
Mr. Diary, can’t you leave me alone?

I don’t need to read about yesterdays
or back in those happier days
when love ruled the day

Mr. Diary, won’t you leave me alone?
Can’t you just go away!
I don’t need to hear about happier days…..

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© 2015 John Allen Richter
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Hold My Hand

Hootie and the Blowfish, 1997


Sung by John Richter

With a little love, and some tenderness
We’ll walk upon the water
We’ll rise above this mess
With a little peace, and some harmony
We’ll take the world together
We’ll take ’em by the hand
‘Cause I’ve got a hand for you
‘Cause I wanna run with you
Yesterday, I saw you standing there
Your head was down, your eyes were red
No comb had touched your hair
I said get up, and let me see you smile
We’ll take a walk together
Walk the road awhile, ’cause
‘Cause I’ve got a hand for you
I’ve got a hand for you
‘Cause I wanna run with you
Won’t you let me run with you? yeah
Hold my hand
Want you to hold my hand
Hold my hand
I’ll take you to a place where you can be
Hold my hand
Anything you wanna be because
I wanna love you the best that, the best that I can
See I was wasted, and I was wasting time
‘Till I thought about your problems, I thought about your crimes
Then I stood up, and then I screamed aloud
I don’t wanna be part of your problems
Don’t wanna be part of your crowd, no
‘Cause I’ve got a hand for you
I’ve got a hand for you
‘Cause I wanna run with you
Ah, won’t you let me run with you?
Hold my hand
Want you to hold my hand
Hold my hand
I’ll take you to the promised land
Hold my hand
Maybe we can’t change the world but
I wanna love you the best that, the best that I can, yeah
Hold my hand
Want you to hold my hand
Hold my hand
I’ll take you to a place where you can be
Hold my hand
Anything you wanna be because
I…Oh…No, No, No, No, No
Hold my hand
Want you to hold my hand
Hold my hand
I’ll take you to the promised land
Hold my hand
Maybe we can’t change the world but
I wanna love you the best that, best that I can
Oh, The best that I can

 


Someone Special 2

(Apologies…  Posted the wrong draft earlier)
Written and Sung by John Richter, April 23rd, 2015 ©

I was laying in bed this morning
waiting for that sun to rise
like it always do
and I was thinking maybe
I could sing this here song to you

But you’re not here now
youve gone off somewhere
somehow, yeah
So I’m laying here wondrin’
If I could sing to someone new

Then I remembered that time
we took that picture
in front of the new car, yeah
with that rabbit fur on, yeah
like if you were special
and yeah, you were special

I was laying in bed this morning
waiting for that sun to rise
like it always do
and I was thinking maybe
I could sing this here song to you

I don’t have time for goodbyes
or to think about all those lies
always wonderin if you love me too
’cause now I know it ain’t true

So I’m gonna wait for the sun to rise
wipe the tears from my eyes
though your face still in my sky
I’m just gonna sing and sing and sing
’til it don’t hurt no more
but it always do

So I need to say Goodbye
Yes I do
I’m gonna tell you anyway
That I love you
Goodbye.

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© 2015 John Allen Richter
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John the Revelator

There’s so many truly American folk songs that I enjoy, because of the sometimes magical sense they can bring into the heart.  Although this one is arguably more late soul or early gospel than folk it still brings chills to me whenever I listen to Son House sing it…  Here’s my little version of it…

You can listen to Son House singing it by clicking here.

[Chorus]
Who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Wrote the book of the seven seals

Who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Tell me who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Well who’s that writin’? John the Revelator
Wrote the book of the seven seals

You know God walked down in the cool of the day
Called Adam by his name
And he refused to answer
Because he’s naked and ashamed

[Chorus]

You know Christ had twelve apostles
And three he led away
He said, Watch with me one hour
’till I go yonder and pray.

[Chorus]

Christ came on Easter morning
Mary and Martha came down to see
He said, Go tell my disciples
To meet me in Galilee.