Chords of Truth

Chords of Truth

 Los Angeles, California, USA
SoloFolkAcoustic

A unique blend of Classic Folk with Americana styled acoustic guitar and deep vocals that are both tender and masculine. With a lyrical story telling style that helps one think about the world in new ways, all while enjoying the flow of the rhythms and the vocals.

Biography

In early 2013 after releasing the critically acclaimed "Reflections Project" involving collaboration with 14 producers that generated 57 electronic remixes spanning the genres of Dubstep, House, Trance, Folktronica, Hip Hop, and more... from the 7 original acoustic folk songs, Chords of Truth packed up his car and hit the road. 

Traveling from city to city performing, writing songs and working on business projects along the way has led him to Los Angeles; where he is now recording his unreleased songs in Redondo Beach with his friend/partner/producer Jef Joslin

Starting with the new single "Wonder", Chords of Truth will be consistently releasing new singles over the coming months followed by a full length self-titled album. "Wonder" is intended to be a song of hope, inspiration and action concerning the future of our civilization. 

Sleeping Bag Studios recently wrote that "Sweet intentions, melody, harmonies and ambitions flare in the new single “Wonder".   With JamSphere Magazine stating, "Chords of Truth is actually looking up, when relating his ever-literate tale of down-on-their-luck characters and people who could change the world given the opportunity."

Chords of Truth has toured a variety of cities throughout the United States playing countless shows and is currently booking shows in the Los Angeles, CA area. 

Lyrics

Tune Your Mind (Acoustic)

Written By: Jason Garriotte (Chords of Truth)

Throughout history there has been,
ideas about how it all began
What plane we have all come from,
and our existence from now on
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It’s a mystery what separates us,
from all the herds of nothingness
Is it because we can speak,
or something else… like the ability to dream
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Tune your mind with reflection, 
Use your attention with intention
Imagine what it is you want,
if you’re clear, it will appear
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Our thoughts create our world,
contrary to what you may have heard
Your mind’s power is so strong,
just by thinking you will affect the outcome
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Reaction is the result of action,
the vibrations affect energy patterns
They crash around like waves,
influencing the way we behave
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This world is moving so fast,
the chaos seems to cast
A web of confusion,
blocking us all from sound conclusions
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I’m not here to say I know,
what the future is going to hold
But tomorrow’s not just another day,
Let’s start creating… what do you say?
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Tune your mind with reflection, 
Use your attention with intention
Imagine what it is you want,
if you’re clear, it will appear

Listen (Acoustic)

Written By: Jason Garriotte (Chords of Truth)

The Earth is fine, it’s been there a long time,
now experts claim we are crossing a line
Between our lives, and all of future kind,
the precise cause they strain to define
There are the chemicals, clean water & CO2,
But see how far we’ve come through scientific breakthroughs
We live today like the Kings & Queens of past,
yet most complain until they draw their last breath
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Now won't you come and listen to me,
I'll show you things that you never have seen.
I talk of ignorance, I talk of greed,
hear my words if you hunger to be free.
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This begs a question that you should ask,
what is the trustworthy view through the looking glass
Cause all events can be seen from different sides,
The ones in power decide how they guide
Factions are trying to control your thoughts,
by planting concepts in a clean & tidy box
So you should always look between the f’ing lines,
The absolute truth is hidden by design
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Now won't you come and listen to me,
I'll show you things that you never have seen.
I talk of ignorance, I talk of greed,
hear my words if you hunger to be free.
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Volumes have been inspired in our past,
that offer insights on how to be our best
Yet we choose to fight among each other,
instead of learning how to create a bright future
Love is key, and striving to be,
a positive part of our society
Change is a constant no matter the time of year,
but higher things are at work so have no fear.
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Now won't you come and listen to me,
I'll show you things that you never have seen.
I talk of ignorance, I talk of greed,
hear my words if you hunger to be free.
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Moments (Acoustic)

Written By: Jason Garriotte (Chords of Truth)

When I was a young man absorbing this world,
a fork emerged in the road
What I thought I knew did not ring true,
My faith was distorting my view
The story I’d heard seemed simple and absurd,
I pondered how far it could go
And as the wind blows, thoughts arose,
the questions started to flow
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Could it be that one man died for everybody’s sins,
or we all are ruled by aliens.
And they have our souls trapped on earth to keep us as their slaves,
or is it that consciousness just ends.
It could be more complex than we can ever fantasize,
or life comes from one source.
But you know every time we think that we have it all figured out,
we find we were wrong from square one
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I’ve found one universal truth is that between every thought,
are infinite possibilities.
In each instant you decide the way that life proceeds,
so you can create or destroy.
If you want to capitalize on this experience,
observe what is happening right now.
Cause the only moment that exists just slipped into the past,
so don’t just let another pass you by.

When I Was Wasted (Acoustic)

Written By: Jason Garriotte (Chords of Truth)

Phrases are formed as a sequence of words,
and countless are frequently heard
Which words to choose, can be used and abused
when people are getting wasted
They seem to be, sharing stories with me,
that display the courage they thirst naturally
When they are sober 
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They say… When I was wasted 
Remember when I was wasted 
I was cool when I was wasted
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In this state of mind, fate seems divine
and the narrative is aligned
With this one time, you crossed over the line
and got totally wasted
if this occurs, try to discern,
whether this story really needs to be heard
or is it stupid 
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No really this time... I got wasted 
I was seriously wasted 
I was a fool… When I got wasted
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Now don’t get me wrong, as I sing you this song,
I love a buzz all day long
But I stay controlled as I let myself go,
even as I get wasted
Rolling with new plans, avoiding one night stands,
keeping myself safe and away from gangland
it’s about choices 
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It’s such a blast to get… wasted 
Right now I am wasted 
You won't believe what I did
When I was wasted
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When I was wasted
When I was wasted
When I was wasted 

The Power To Be Alive (Acoustic)

Written By: Jason Garriotte (Chords of Truth)

In the realms beyond what we perceive
Endure all souls that have been conceived
They surround us despite going unseen
We’re all connected as we are playing out our scene
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We all are looking to survive.
You hold the power to be alive
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There is a presence on the other side
Steering the tide toward a goal worth pride
Subtle sparks can be sensed between our thoughts
It’s where the truth lies, but awareness can’t be bought
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We all are looking to survive.
You hold the power to be alive
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Bridge:
Being alive forms varied shades,
don’t let the colors begin to fade
Discover brilliance in the clouded beauty
so you can be rapturous and free
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Choices arrive like the rising sun
Or in the shadows cast by the mountains
So tune your mind to impressions you may have
And ask your heart, is this the right path.
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We all are looking to survive.
You hold the power to be alive

Pop or Soda (Acoustic)

Written By: Jason Garriotte (Chords of Truth)

There is a drink that I savor, 
That burns my throat with dazzling flavor
It’s not rum, bourbon or whiskey, 
the craving starts when I get thirsty
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Chorus:
It makes no difference what you say,
they taste the same either way.
It’s Pop or Soda
It’s Pop or Soda
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Your hometown does imply, 
Which term signifies
The bubbling bliss that surrounds, 
Your lips and teeth and your tongue
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Chorus:
It makes no difference what you say,
they taste the same either way.
It’s Pop or Soda
It’s Pop or Soda
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Some people like to criticize,
And assume they are right.
but it can go both ways,
You should not have to rephrase.
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Chorus:
It makes no difference what you say,
they taste the same either way
It’s Pop or Soda
It’s Pop or Soda

It’s Pop or Soda

What Life Is About (Acoustic)

Written By: Jason Garriotte (Chords of Truth)

Our life begins before we appear
We have a purpose for which to persevere
So don't miss good things being controlled by fear
Alter your routine so you can steer
Toward the dreams you might have forgot
You know you know this, so get up and shout.
That's what life is about.
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Most people want a family to love.
To choose a partner that will stay in spite of
The way we hurt each other when there is no cause.
At least forgiveness can give us some pause.
Before we give up on what it’s all about.
You know you know this, so get up and shout.
That’s what life is about.
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We see the world through our own set of eyes.
Our point of view is where the secret lies.
The core difference between me and you.
Is our experiences that separate us into
Unique perspectives for choosing the best route.
You know you know this, so get up and shout.
That’s what life is about.

Discography

Reflections of Reality (Acoustic EP)