John Cremona

John Cremona

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Biography

“A writer doesn’t exist. He has no life. He only exists in his
novels.”

-Paul Bowles

Lyrics

RAIN

Written By: John Cremona


Jommy’s walking‘round so numb

He’s heard of love and he wants some

He’ll play any part

Make any deal

He’s thinking ‘bout how lately

He ain’t feeling anybody’s words

And so he prays for rain

‘Cause rain is something he can feel

Rain is something he can feel

Rain is something he can feel

Rain is something he can feel

Tanya’s coming home from work

She’s moving through her private gloom

Still, it’s a gloom that is real

She’s thinking bout a world that was

Thinking bout a man she loved

And she’s praying for rain

‘Cause rain is something she can feel

Rain is something she can feel

Rain is something she can feel

Rain, rain

Let it rain

Let it pour and pour

And when the world

Feels its pain

Let it rain some more

Just to be sure

Let it rain some more

Just to be sure

ST. AUGUSTINE

Written By: John Cremona

All alone here I wander

In a city of my fear

The sun pours through

My stained glass heart

Where does the light disappear

So show me your face

Show me your face

Show me your face

St. Augustine

Take away my delusions

What will be left of me

This spell I am under

I’m afraid to leave

So show me your face

(In the gutter)

Show me your face

(In a dream)

Show me your face

(I’m your brother) St. Augustine

Is there any way

I don’t have to

Go through the same things

Again and again

Windows of flame

Looking out at me

In the tall grass

Why do I

Want to kiss

Your apocalypse

So show me your face

I’m your brother

Show me your face

Behind the screen

Show me your face

I’m in trouble

St. Augustine

oh-oh-oh

oh-oh-oh

CHINATOWN

Written By: John Cremona

Took my body down

To Chinatown

I took it down so raggedly

I was feeling free

Just another clown

In Chinatown

With too much time on my hands

Walking in my evening trance

It’s there I found my fortune

Wrapped in something sweet

It’s where I claim my portion

Of life on the street

Chinatown

There’s magic all around

In Chinatown

Pass the dragons at the gate

Step inside the palace of jade

You’ll find consolation

For all of your woes

I searched the Buddha’s smile

There’s something that he knows

I think I’ll go

Back to Chinatown

I can’t let go

Of what I found

I fell into

A different dream

In Chinatown

Took my body down

To Chinatown

I took it down so carefully

I was feeling weak

You’ll find consolation

For all of your woes

I searched the Buddha’s smile

There is something that he knows

I think I’ll go

Back to Chinatown

I can’t let go

Of what I found

I fell into

A different dream

In Chinatown