Jon V.W.

Jon V.W.

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Jon V.W. leaves the backstage of the music industry to take center stage with his debut album… " Love Life To Death " Jon has now crafted an album that has been a life’s work led with the nationally released single " For A Girl Who Rides Horses. "

Biography

Jon V.W. released his debut CD “Love life to death” at the Perth Studio Theatre on Friday, March 14, 2008. Close to 100 fans turned out for the show!

Jon was the co-founder of Audio Valley Recording Studio with Keith Glass of Prairie Oyster. He’s worked behind the scenes with some of Canada’s leading artists and “Love life to death” is realization of a personal dream and journey.

The first single, "For a girl who rides horses" was released nationally and is an immediate hit with his fans from “Along for the Ride.” Jon composed and produced music for the program nationally broadcast on Global Television. The album has already sold one thousand units as it will be distributed as part of the show’s DVD package in North America.

Some of the best session people in the industry including Jon Park Wheeler, Andrew Affleck, Mats Lindeberg and Kellylee Evans helped out on the recording. The ten song collection is heavy on acoustic guitars, melody and a sweet assortment of beats, loops and electronica.

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Lyrics

For A Girl Who Rides Horses

Written By: Jon V.W.

Out of the gate, you told me quite plainly, the horses come first.
You wouldn’t be tied down.
Don’t worry darling, I’m not trying to break you.

Did you balk at the signs coming from your near side?
Did you get shy when you noticed that I wasn’t going to be your teaser?

You always tried to keep boys on the side.
You thought your heart was sealed but I found a way in.
And now that I’m here I think I’ll be staying.
There’s strength in your hands, grace in your stance.
You love the life you live but no one understands.
So riddle me this:
Will I go clean on your courses, if I fall in love with a girl who rides horses?

Will you take me in hand?
Give me a chance to let me find my stride?
Even though you can’t show me, I’ll be an easy keeper.
You can leave me at grass when my prime has passed, but that will be awhile.
Cause I promise you now you can’t over face me.

And you always tried to keep boys on the side.
You thought your heart was sealed but I found a way in.
And now that I’m here I think I’ll be staying.
There’s strength in your hands, grace in your stance.
You love the life you live but no one understands.
So riddle me this:
Will I go clean on your courses, if I fall in love with a girl who rides horses?

Cause you always tried to keep boys on the side.
You thought your heart was sealed but I found a way in.
And now that I’m here I think I’ll be staying.
There’s strength in your hands, grace in your stance,.
You love the life you live but no one understands.
So riddle me this:
Will I go clean on your courses?
Cause I’m falling in love with a girl who rides horses.
I’m falling in love with a girl who rides horses.

Out of the gate, you told me quite plainly, the horses come first.
You wouldn’t be tied down, but don’t worry darling. I’m not trying to break you.

Hold You Forever

Written By: Jon V.W.

I would say it now, if I had the words but you’re telling me that it’s over.
You know that I, will always do, anything I can to be with you.

If I could put my arms around you, would that make you feel all right?
If I could hold you forever would you stay with me tonight?

But we’re holding on and we can’t go back.
If we’ve tried our best, well then there’s nothing left.
You know that I, will always do, anything I can to be with you.

If I could put my arms around you, would that make you feel all right?
If I could hold you forever would you stay with me tonight?

Would you stay with me tonight?

If I could put my arms around you, would you stay?
Would you stay? Would you stay?
If I could put my arms around you, would you stay?
Would you stay? Would you stay?

Along For The Ride

Written By: Jon V.W.

I’ve got a feeling, I’m believing, that some one’s going to fall.
For the first time in a long time, well it won’t be me at all.
I’m going to stand back cause I believe that you’ll make the first mistake.
You won’t see me or hear me until it is to late.

I lie awake at night you ought to know the things I see.
Come along for the ride, you’ll see it all when you’re with me.
I lie awake at night.

I got a feeling, by deceiving that some one’s going to fall.
For the first time in a long time, well it won’t be me at all.
Some times I wonder why I bother to offer you advice.
You don’t see me or hear me you simply throw the dice.

I lie awake at night you ought to know the things I see.
Come along for the ride you’ll see it all when you’re with me.
I lie awake at night you ought to know the things I see.
Come along for the ride you’ll see it all when you’re with me.
I lie awake at night.

My Mistake

Written By: Jon V.W.

The stone is ready, the hole is all but dug.
We’ve been clinging on with life support it is time to pull the plug.
There will be no post mortem. That would be unjust.
Our hearts were never broken. They simply turned to dust.

And good advice was given. I guess it didn’t take.
I thought that I could save you. Maybe that was my mistake.
I couldn’t make you love me for the man I am today.
You thought that you could change me but I got lost along the way.

Could you mark the occasion, the day that our love died?
Did we even notice, could we even say we tried?
Like an unbroken cycle, our patterns multiplied.
Just going through the motions, created our demise.

And good advice was given. I guess it didn’t take.
I thought that I could hold you. Maybe that was my mistake.
I couldn’t make you love me for the man you see today.
You thought that you could reach me but I got lost along the way.

And good advice was given. I guess it didn’t take.
I thought that I could save you. Maybe that was my mistake.
I couldn’t make you love me for the man I am today.
You thought that you could change me but I got lost along the way.

The stone is ready, the hole is all but dug.
We’ve been clinging on with life support it is tie to pull the plug.

Down To Me

Written By: Jon V.W.

In my life, I’ve been sidelined, just sitting on the fence.
Knowing what I wanted, but too afraid to take the chance.

Spent my life hiding in the middle, always playing second fiddle,
I’m pretty sure there’s more to see.
I’ve spent my whole life looking over my shoulder.
It all comes down to me.

We are all seeking some thing. We’re the generation lost.
It’s like we think we don’t deserve it; so we’re scared to pay the cost.

Spent my life hiding in the middle, always playing second fiddle,
I’m pretty sure there’s more to see.
I’ve spent my whole life looking over my shoulder.
It all comes down to me.

No one owes me nothing.
And I can finally see, that if it’s going to happen:
It all comes down to me.

Spent my life hiding in the middle, always playing second fiddle,
I’m pretty sure there’s more to see.
I’ve spent my whole life looking over my shoulder.
It all comes down to me.

How long down this road must we travel before we see?
No more looking over my shoulder.
It all comes down to me.

Spent my life hiding in the middle, always playing second fiddle,
I’m pretty sure there’s more to see.
I’ve spent my whole life looking over my shoulder.
It all comes down to me.

A Word ( that people use )

Written By: Jon V.W.

There’s a word that people use. I’ve used it times before.
In reference for my heart and the one’s that I’ve adored.
I thought I understood the meaning of this gift.
If I’ve been in love before, then what the hell is this?

Did I mistake my heart, for feelings that would pass?
Accepted in the hopes; that somehow it could last.
But what else could it be? Having never touched your lips.
Living until now not knowing what love is.

There’s a word that people use. I’ve used it times before.
In reverence for my heart and the one’s that I’ve adored.
I thought I understood the meaning and the gift.
If I’ve been in love before, then what the hell is this?

Have I been in love before?

When it’s time to turn me loose. I pray you’ll do it quick.
Down make me suffer long knowing what love is.
When you don’t know what could be, well there’s nothing then to miss.
But my eyes are opened wide knowing you exist.

There’s a word that people use. Have you used it times before?
In reverence for your heart and the one’s that you’ve adored.
You thought you understood the meaning and the drift.
If you’ve been in love before, then what the hell is this?

I thought I understood the meaning and the gift.
If I’ve been in love before, then what the hell is this?

Have I been in love before?

All My Charms

Written By: Jon V.W.

There you were in front of me. Within my reach, but was I just dreaming?
I sought you out to hear your voice.
To share a word, share a laugh, was there something?
I found myself hypnotized. Who’s love were you and where was he sitting?
You were alone and so was I, a place in time of hope and new beginnings.

And all my charms, I laid them bare.
And for your heart, that’s why I’m here.
And all the pain you’ve held inside, I claim it now.
I’ll make it mine.

Just let me rise and shine. I’ll take it to your heart this time.
And give you all the love I find along the way.

From afar, I watched your eyes. They were on me but could I believe?
That you had found in me the same thing I was feeling but how could this be?
What have we done? Who cast this spell?
Who’s wish was this? And who did the granting?
What happen next when daylight calls will you awake and then start regretting?

That all my charms, I laid them bare.
And for your heart, that’s why I’m here.
And all the pain you’ve held inside, I claim it now.
I’ll make it mine.

Just let me rise and shine. I’ll take it to your heart this time.
And give you all the love I find along the way.
I’m going to rise and shine. I’ll take it to your heart this time.
And give you all the love I find along the way.

There you were in front of me. Within my reach, but was I just dreaming?

Oh Virginia

Written By: Jon V.W.

O Virginia, when you coming home? I don’t think I can take another day.
O Virginia, you’ve left me all alone blinded by all that you took away.

Are you scared of love and all the stuff that I have woken up inside of you?
Afraid to find I’ll change my mind, your answer is to simply turn me loose.

How come when it’s time to leave, you know I leave you barely standing,
But I don’t want to leave you here at all?
I know we’ll find the answers some day, figure this out our own way,
In the mean time just don’t know.
If I can let you go.

O Virginia, don’t you stop on us. Don’t let me be the one that got away.
O Virginia, this is more than lust, no matter what you’ve taught yourself to say.

Are you scared of love and all the stuff that I have woken up inside of you?
Afraid to find I’ll change my mind, your answer is to simply turn me loose.

How come when it’s time to leave, you know I leave you barely standing,
But I don’t want to leave you here at all?
I know we’ll find the answers some day, figure this out our own way,
But in the mean time just don’t know
If I can let you go.

O Virginia, if I can let you go.
O Virginia, when you coming home?

Are you scared of love and all the stuff that I have woken up inside of you?
Afraid to find I’ll change my mind, your answer is to simply turn me loose.

Over You

Written By: Jon V.W.

It doesn’t seem so easy, this living life apart.
Some times it gets you thinking, questioning our hearts.
When will we be together where we both belong?
If I can’t have you in my arms, I’ll have you in a song.

I’ll be over you when they lay me to rest, close my eyes, cross my arms and put your picture on my chest.
I’ll be over you when I return to dust and I complete the cycle that was started with your love.
I was born the day I met you. Now it’s you I’m living for.
And I won’t think of leaving ‘till you don’t love me anymore.
So if you should ever wonder if my heart is being true;
Baby please remember, when I’ll be over you.

The hardest part of waiting, in the absence of your lips is when you put your arms around me and tighten up you grip.
And when that moment hits us and we’re both free of our pasts,
I’m going to catch the first plane home and be with you at last.

I’ll be over you when they lay me to rest, close my eyes, cross my arms and put your picture on my chest.
I’ll be over you when I return to dust and I complete the cycle that was started with your love.
I was born the day I met you. Now it’s you I’m living for.
And I won’t think of leaving ‘till you don’t love me anymore.
So if you should ever wonder if my heart is being true;
Baby please remember, when I’ll be over you.

If you should ever wonder if my heart is being true;
Baby please remember, when I’ll be over you.

Favourite Song

Written By: Jon V.W.

Your favorite song I used to sing. I can’t sing it anymore.
When you lose the love you can’t replace what are you living for?

No one said that life was fair. Are we shooting stars falling from the air?
No one said that life was good, life was good. On a night like this maybe some one could.

With your eyes wide open and your arms out stretched , you passed into the night.
Will your ashes scatter in the sweet hereafter?
Who will help you find your way?
Will I see you one more time?
Will I see you one more time when I get to heavens gate?
Will I see you one more time when I get to heavens gate?

Your favorite song I used to sing. I can’t sing it anymore.
When you lose the lines you can’t retrace what are you living for?

No one said that life was fair. Are we shooting stars falling from the air?
No one said that life was good, life was good. On a night like this maybe some one could.

With my eyes wide open and my arms out stretched , I’ll find you in the night.
Will my ashes scatter in the sweet hereafter?
Who will help me find my way?
Will I see you one more time ?
Will I see you one more time ?
Will I see you one more time when I get to heavens gate?
I see you on more time.
When I get to heavens gate, will I see you one more time?
Your favorite song, your favorite song.
Your favorite song, your favorite song.
Your favorite song, your favorite song.

Discography

For a girl who rides horses - nationally released single through in October 2007.

Love life to death - CD launch March 14, 2008.