Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

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Versatile songwriter whose music is open to many genres.

Biography

Influenced by Neil Finn, Sheryl Crow, Shawn Colvin etc, my songs have a very personal, close feel to them. They are honest and open and are drawn from real life experiences that everyone can relate to. Straight from the heart they tell a story of loss, of gain and of hope, without the usual sugarcoated shallow surface that some ballads have.

Lyrics

Leave Without You

Written By: Richard Johnson

So I finally found you again
Only to be told I can never hold you
And that we can’t even be friends
Even though I’ve told you that I’m over you

There’s no way you’d understand
When you smile and shake my hand
How it feels to see you
How it feels to let go again

You know that I’m here for you but
Tomorrow I’ll be gone and you’ll know
That even though I’ve given you up
I’ll never let my soul leave without you again

Now I know you’ve changed and moved on
But how can it be so when not all that long time ago
You said you’d love me until the end
Well now the end is here I’ve given up the life I know

There’s no way you’d understand
When I smile and shake your hand
How it feels to be near you
Now the love that we had is now gone

You know that I’m here for you but
Tomorrow I’ll be gone and you’ll know
That even though I’ve given you up
I’ll never let my soul leave without you again

All I Need

Written By: Richard Johnson

Wake up from your dream
It’s the end of the line
And if thoughts are all you need
Stop the clocks from keeping time
I live in a world where everyone’s the same

Keep your fake ideas
Keep your attitude
All I need’s right here
All I need is you

Life won’t pass you by
If you change your point of view
Make your way into the night
Hope that you might make it through
I live in a world where everything’s a game

Keep your fake ideas
Keep your attitude
All I need’s right here
All I need is you