Jack Pontes

Jack Pontes

BandPopAdult Contemporary

I am a folk/ pop writer. I enjoy crafting poetic and dramatic songs that engage my listeners and tell a story; which is why I'm also very into Musical Theatre.

Biography

Jack Pontes is a graduate of York University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Program. He has been teaching visual arts at Merit Academy for over ten years and currently runs their summer program. He has written several musical plays including, “Noah and the Ark”, a production, which debuted two years ago in North York. His poetry, “The Bull Fight” has been featured as an example of lyric poetry on Yahoo Glue and many of his songs can be seen on his You Tube channel. He has had many art exhibitions including his most recent showing at the Fiorano Art Gallery in Woodbridge. In 2007 he completed a large scale forty-five meter long mural on the eastern shore of Maia, Sao Miguel, Portugal commissioned by the municipality of the Ribeira Grande.

Lyrics

Toronto

Written By: Jack Pontes

(Verse 1)

Mozambique
Dominica
Arabia
South Africa
Burundi
And south Belize
Belarus
and unto Peru
Croatiia
and the Gambia
Kazakhstan
and the Netherlands
Nicaragua
and Costa Rica
back to Togo
and Kosovo

(Chorus 1)

Toronto, Toronto
Where do you go?
Just to be where you know
You can be who you are

Toronto, Toronto
Where do you go?
Just to be where you know
That you haven`t been far

(Verse 2)
Guatemala
to Saint Lucia
the Philippines
and the Maldives
Monaco
and Burkina Faso
Bosnia
and Zambia
Madagascar
and the state of Qatar
old Jamaica
and Latvia
Argentina
Herzegovina
Panama
and the Micronesia

(Chorus 2)

Toronto, Toronto
Where do you go?
Just to be where you know
You can be who you are

Toronto, Toronto
Where do you go?
Just to be where you know
That you haven`t been far

(Verse 3)
Montenegro
San Marino
Portugal
and Senegal
Mauritania
and Italia
Jamaica
and Australia
Azerbaijan
and the state of Japan
the Kingdom of Jordan
Pakistan
Sierra Leone
and the great Gabon
Camaroon
and the pleasant Nauru

(Chorus 3)

Toronto, Toronto
Where do you go?
Just to be where you know
You can be who you are

Toronto, Toronto
Where do you go?
Just to be where you know
That you haven`t been far

Toronto, Toronto
Where do you go?
Just to be where you know
You can be who you are

Toronto, Toronto
Where do you go?
Just to be where you know
That you haven`t been far

(Verse 4)

Ethiopia
Indonesia
Kiribati
and Germany
Singapore
El Salvador
USA
and Uruguay
Cote d’Ivoire
Bulgaria
Mother Russia
Romania
Swaziland
and the Sudan
Paris France
and England

(Chorus 5)

Toronto, Toronto
Where do you go?
Just to be where you know
You can be who you are

Toronto, Toronto
Where do you go?
Just to be where you know
That you haven`t been far
Toronto!


Jars of Clay

Written By: Jack Pontes

(Verse 1)

The Lord who let the light shine out of darkness
Made the light shine out of you
It grows in your heart in the knowledge of God
His glory will always renew

(Verse 2)

The light shines down for those who believe
The truth’s made plain to see
And the eyes of the blind have covered their hearts
With a veil their conscience won’t free

(Chorus)

Oh Lord I’m wasting away (I’m wasting away)
What I could of done yesterday
I cannot today

Oh Lord what can I say?
This treasure’s laid up in my soul
In jars of clay, jars of clay
In jars of clay

(Verse 4)

Pressure is pushing on every side
Confusion and persecution
We carry around the death of God’s son
His life remains when we’re done

(Chorus 2)
Oh Lord what can I say?
This treasure’s laid up in my soul
In jars of clay, jars of clay
In jars of clay, in jars of clay

(Verse 5)
I have believed and therefore I’ve spoken
Of the man who could raise me from death
To present me a soul before your throne
Full of grace to your glory and debt

(Chorus 3)

Oh Lord what can I say?
This treasure’s laid up in my soul
In jars of clay, jars of clay
In jars of clay, in jars of clay
In jars of clay

Hush Little Baby

Written By: Jack Pontes

(Chorus)

Hush little baby don’t say a word
Papa’s gonna buy you a mocking bird
And if that mocking bird won’t sing
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring won’t shine
At least My love will never die
At least My love will never die

(Verse 1)

A greater love you’ll never know
Then the love of the Son and the Holy Ghost
Heavens gonna open with the heavenly host
To show you the one who loves you the most

(Bridge)

Hush little baby hush little girl
I’m not asking much, not the world
Please oh won’t you please
Walk along with Me
And My melody
And My Melody

(Chorus 2)
Hush little baby don’t be afraid
Papa’s gonna give you a golden plate
And if that golden plate should fall
Papa’s gonna mend you a woven shall
And if that shall begins to fray
At least My love forever stays
At least My love forever stays

(Verse 3)
A greater love there’ll never be
Then the love of the Son and the Trinity
I’ll open the heavens and the heavenly
Just to be with you and me
Just to be with you and me

(Chorus 4)

Hush little baby don’t say a word
Papa’s gonna buy you a mocking bird
And if that mocking bird won’t sing
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring won’t shine
At least My love will never die
At least My love will never die

(Verse 4)

A greater love you’ll never know
Then the love of the Son and the Holy Ghost
Heavens gonna open with the heavenly host
To show you the one who loves you the most

(Bridge)

Hush little baby hush little girl
I’m not asking much, not the world
Please oh won’t you please
Walk along with Me
And My melody
And My Melody

Discography

Wounded Soldier, Jars of Clay, Father's Day, Heaven Upstairs, Clouds in the Sky, Hush Little Baby

Set List

I don't normally perform sets just single performances.