John Laing

John Laing

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

It's the kind of music that gets stuck in your head and you sing all day.

Biography

Every song I've ever heard has been my influence. Hearing music fills me with energy and joy, and I wanted to create my own. What sets me apart is that my songs are mine: I get enormous pride from my music, and kind of can't believe at times that I wrote the songs... it's a weird sensation.

Lyrics

Investigation

Written By: John Laing

Investigation

(V1)
You want me to write a love song baby,
You want me to wear my heart on my sleeve.
Take a risk and put my foot where my mouth is,
Search my soul and maybe not find the right words to say.

(V2)
You want me to write a love song baby,
Turn on a microscope and see what it is.
Contemplate the source of this strange attraction,
Pull at the weave and the weft of this weird tapestry.

(Bridge)
What I’m trying to say.
After writing a hundred thousand lines.
How I’m feeling today.
Is the same for me all the time.

(Chorus)
I love you.
It’s an easy explanation.
I love you.
There’s no need for investigation.
Baby, I love you.
It’s an easy explanation.
I love you. I love you.

(Link)
Yeah yeah. It’s a simple equation.
No need for investigation.

(V3)
You want me to write a love song baby.
Open up and pull the layers away.
Search the heavens for the right constellation.
Read all the literature and see what the poets have said.

(V4)
You want me to write a love song baby.
Go to the doctor for professional help.
Check my feelings for the right interpretation.
Ask all the questions for the answers that nobody knows.
No, nobody knows.

(Bridge)
What I’m trying to say.
After writing a hundred thousand words.
How I’m feeling today.
Is the same for me all the time.

(Chorus)
I love you.
It’s an easy explanation.
I love you.
There’s no need for investigation.
Baby, I love you.
It’s an easy explanation.
I love you. I love you.

(Chorus rpt)
I love you.
It’s an easy explanation.
I love you.
There’s no need for investigation.
Baby, I love you.
It’s an easy explanation.
I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you.

Keep on Moving

Written By: John Laing

Keep on Moving

(V1)
Better keep on moving
Better keep those feet moving
Or love's gonna catch me.

It's gonna knock me to the ground
It's gonna hit me and hurt me
It's gonna take my heart away

(V2)
Better keep on moving
Better keep those feet moving
Or love's gonna find me

It's gonna beat me with a belt
It's gonna threaten me with hell
It's gonna just confuse me

Better keep on moving
Better keep those feet moving
Or love's gonna search me out

It's gonna learn to whisper my name
It's gonna cripple me with shame
It's gonna ask me to explain myself

Bridge
And I, don't wanna cry
And I, don't wanna say goodbye
And I, don't want to look into your eyes
And I, don't want to say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye.

Better keep on moving
Better keep those feet moving
Or love's gonna catch me

It's gonna see my soul is black
It's gonna ask me to give love back
It's gonna be so disappointed in me

Better keep on moving...

Love's gonna catch me
Love's gonna find me
Love's gonna search me out

Keep on moving.

Discography

none

Set List

My set list depends on where I'm playing and what mood I'm in. I rarely do covers, but David Gray is a favourite whenever I do.