JANNINE

JANNINE

 London, England, GBR
BandJazzSoul

A subtile blend of Soul, Jazz and chillout. Conscious songwriting for the heart mind, body and spirit.

Biography

Hi!

Here's how it all started!

A girl and a boy leave their respective homes, roots, family and friends in a search to find their own path in a foreign country. Each of them had their reasons and the experience would prove to be one of life's great challenges....

We met about 13 years ago. One of us from London, the other from Nagano a town near Tokyo. So as not to proglong this presentation with too many details lets just say that with the passing of time and many interrelated events that took place our lives were geared in a similar direction and both of us, for different reasons set up home in Valencia, Spain (on the mediterranean coast). To this very day, this very special place is still where Kimito resides and I return again and again.

Along with the musicians that accompany us and help us bring life to our project, we have joined together our talent and musical influences to bring about this work. Our life experiences in these past years have established the foundation on which this musical work has been built. It is a refletion of who we are and who we want to be and......

The time has come to shre it with you all......

Jannine
Kimito Furukawa & Janine Johnson

Lyrics

SHOULD I

Written By: JANINE JOHNSON

INTRO

You know, sometimes in our struggle for perfection we try to control it all, but the comes a time when you just got to let it go, you got to believe in yourself, believe in what your heart tells you.

VERSE 1

It’s not the second time around, nor the third
Seems like an endless chain
This too and fro in my brain oh
My head’s heavy load as I go for the blow
Through the pages of my mind

CHORUS

Should I, Should I, Should I be
What in my mind’s eye I see or
Could I, could I, could I be true to what my heart already knows.

Should I, should I should I be true to me

VERSE 2

It’s like a constant fight
Trying to control all that’s going on
So that nothing may go wrong why
Why the constant fight, this battle up stream is it my load to bear.

I decided that
Not anymore am I going to try and try the tables time holds
I can only respond for what I do and no-one else
Keep my focus on what is

CHORUS

Should I, Should I, Should I be
What in my mind’s eye I see or
Could I, could I, could I be true to what my heart already knows.

Should I, should I, should I be true to me

Could I, Could I, Could I be true to me

Constant Evolution

Written By: Janine Johnson

VERSE 1

Constant evolution.
That’s what it’s all about.
The wheels of change they keep on turning,
and we must find our way into the light.
It’s a brand new feeling, when we come to realise,
The reason we are here for is to evolve find out just who we are.

CHORUS

Rivers, moutains, sun, moon and stars.
All of creation moving to the rythm that’s in our hearts.
Oceans, valleys and planets unknown
All of creation, we are all one nation and one in love.

VERSE 2

Constant evolution.
Nothing stays the same.
And I wonder why do we struggle, to get at any cost what we propose.
When will we awaken, some body let me know.
Can’t see what we do to one we do to all, it all reflects universally.

CHORUS

Rivers, moutains, sun, moon and stars.
All of creation moving to the rythm that’s in our hearts.
Ocean, valleys and planets unknown
All of creation, we are all one nation and one in love

BRIDGE

Yeah, I’m just trying to express the way I see things.
How long will it take for us to realise that we are all apart of the same.
We are all a part of the divine creation.
When we come to realise that we are one, there will be no more wars,
there will be no more pain as everything we do, we do to ourselves.
Love is the only key to that reality, how I long for that change, we need that change.

CHORUS

Testimony

Written By: Janine Johnson

VERSE 1

Tear drops rolling down my cheek and I’m (not sure) I wanna cry.
Strange sensation over me and I, just say goodbye.
If it’s not for me (dear Lord) enlight the situation, there will be no frustration.
‘Cause I can see, life is a constant lesson applied to give us vison.

CHORUS

This is my testimony.
This is my testimony.
This is my testimony.

VERSE 2

Don’t quite know the reasons why but I’m (assured) deep down inside.
When the time comes I will find that everything is revealed.
All I know, I’m an eternal spirit flowing through time no limits.
Whatever I feel, I will stay true and follow.
There are no errors, just growth.

CHORUS

This is my testimony.
This is my testimony.
This is my testimony.

Repeat twice

BRIDGE

No errors, just growth.
My heart is full and overflowing with joy, as I come to realise that I form a part of the divine plan in which everything is perfect.

This is my Testimony.

CHORUS

This is my testimony.
This is my testimony.
This is my testimony.

Whisper

Written By: Janine Johnson, Kimito Furukawa

CHORUS

You whisper to me, you whisper to me
You whisper to me
You whisper to me, you whisper to me
You whisper to me

VERSE 1

I see you, in the morning sky, the birds that fly the breeze the sea the trees. (I, I hear you)
I hear you in the stream the wind that blows the rolling tide.
I taste you, as I delight in my favourite meal
(Giving thanks for everything)
Your touch the heat of the sun on my skin
Your scent the flowers that bloom in spring
You are, you are, you are, in everything.

CHORUS

You whisper to me, you whisper to me
You whisper to me
You whisper to me, you whisper to me
You whisper to me

VERSE 2

Your presence (presence) is everywhere
In everything that moves and breaths
Your essence is within me in you and you and you
And that’s why my reverence is complete
To behold such beauty I’m subdued
And now I stand in consciousness
My soul is filled there’s no space left
Your subtle force resounds in me.

CHORUS

You whisper to me, you whisper to me
You whisper to me
You whisper to me, you whisper to me
You whisper to me

BRIDGE

And when I’m feeling low, I run to you
In you I find my healing
And everyday is a constant prayer of gratitude
I am here and I’m a part of you

CHORUS

Unspeakable

Written By: Janine Johnson, Kimito Furukawa

CHORUS

I feel, I feel
I feel, I feel
Its love unspeakable
Its love unspeakable
And when I lose control I’m whole

VERSE 1

No, I won’t (stop) believing in what I feel.
No, I won’t (stop) believing in what is real
No I can’t stop the river that flows through me like and
Endless sea continuously this stream of love
(This stream of love)
From you to me

CHORUS

I feel, I feel
I feel, I feel
Its love unspeakable
Its love unspeakable
And when I lose control I’m whole

VERSE 2

No, I won’t (stop) believing in what I feel
No, I won’t (stop) believing in what is real
Where there is truth there’s no doubt
If I can just give in, I will begin to be as one
(To be as one) with you

CHORUS

I feel, I feel
I feel, I feel
Its love unspeakable
Its love unspeakable
And when I lose control I’m whole

BRIDGE

I surrender to that flame
I surrender to that flame
I surrender to that flame
I surrender to that flame
Unspeakable
Unspeakable (repeat)

I am love
I am you
You are me
Eternity
Unspeakable

He Already is Everything

Written By: Janine Johnson, Kimito Furukawa

That’s how I want him to be and I …..
Visualise him holding me and …….
Kissing me, holding hands as we walk down the street…

Years spent waiting, anticipating…
For love to come my way…(so I) …
Set down my focus, cause I deserve it
And with faith I set the pace.
A quest for perfection
A need for progression
In my searching for a higher plane
Now he’s here, I can sing….

CHORUS

For he sees the goddess in me
And with every caress his gentleness reveals
And he wants to fulfil my needs, to please
And he will succeed, as he already is everything.

VERSE 2

That’s how I want him to be and I …..
Visualise him holding me and …….
Kissing me, holding hands as we walk down the street....

Yes, now it’s real, he is here
The answer to my prayer, (at times)
Hard to believe but I’ve received
And will never doubt again
The power within me
Bringing to reality
All of my desires, (I will ever) give praise, for …

CHORUS

For he sees the goddess in me
And with every caress his gentleness reveals
And he wants to fulfil my needs, to please
And he will succeed, as he already is everything.

That’s how I want him to be and I …..
Visualise him holding me and …….
Kissing me, holding hands as we walk down the street…

BRIDGE

Kissing me, hugging me, squeezing me loving me.....
Ooh that’s how I want it
I sent my focus and now I know I really know that if you will believe you’ll receive.

I cannot get enough of his love his tender touch
I Love it when he’s close to me, giving me just what I need, just what I need.
It makes me, makes me, makes me wanna scream.

When I Look into Your Eyes

Written By: Janine Johnson, Kimito Furukawa

CHORUS

When I look in to your eyes
See my mother see my brother…. see my friend
When I look into your eyes
See my father, see my cousin…. see my man.
When I look into your eyes I see
A reflection of me
With hopes and fears and dreams
Who’s loved and lost and found

VERSE 1

What’s the difference between you and me
Somebody help me please.
Is there a bridge between your house and mine that we cannot cross?

Is it simple my hair, my skin, my clothes?
My will your pride.
Is there a bridge that we cannot cross or mountain too high?

CHORUS

When I look in to your eyes
See my mother see my brother…. see my friend
When I look into your eyes
See my father, see my cousin…. see my man.
When I look into your eyes I see
A reflection of me
With hopes and fears and dreams
Who’s loved and lost and found

VERSE 2

What’s the difference between you and me?
Does anybody see?
Is there a bridge between your house and mine that we cannot cross?

Is it my views, my ways, beliefs?
Reasons to divide
Is this a bridge that we cannot cross is this mountain too high.

CHORUS

When I look in to your eyes
See my mother see my brother…. see my friend
When I look into your eyes
See my father, see my cousin…. see my man.
When I look into your eyes I see
A reflection of me
With hopes and fears and dreams
Who’s loved and lost and found

Bridge

When I look in your in your eyes
I see someone like me
When I look in your in your eyes
I feel, I feel, it’s worth a try

(Very, very end)
(You too)

I’m sure I’d fight to the end
For one of mine
So even if the mountain seems high it’s worth the climb

Outro

I’m a part of you
You’re a part of me
You too

I’m a part of you
You’re a part of me

Discography

The following tracks from the album are recieving airplay at the moment:

Let it Flow
Whisper
Rhythm of Life
Constant Evolution
Should I

We are grateful to the following Radio Sations:

1 Xtra
BBC Radio 1
Colourful Radio
Genesis Radio
Solar Radio
BBC Nottingham
BBC Manchester
Soul Unsigned Radio

Set List

Set: 90 mins

OWN COMPOSITIONS

Constant Evolution
Ready to receive the best
Thank you
Should I
In a different light
Strength wisdom and growth
Already everything

COVERS

Rachelle Ferrell:

Prayer dance
Why'd you wanna mess it all up
Satisfied
I forgive you

Incognito:

Misunderstood
Marrakesh