THE ROD HANS PROJECT

THE ROD HANS PROJECT

 Eureka, California, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Drawing on influences from rock, pop, country and folk,
combined with Rod’s own unique songwriting and
performances, these songs put the trials and tribulations of life to music with progressive folk-rock ballads, hard rock/reggae, power-cord driven old school, and a few more bold musical styles

Biography

The Rod Hans Project evolved out of the challenges
songwriters and performers face in the ever changing music
world. With technology and economics shifting the dynamics of
song creation and music distribution, the only constant
has been that the strength of the individual song is still what
drives the industry. Taking this into consideration, multi-
talented artist Rod Hans decided to shift priorities and
concentrate on producing and releasing the best of the songs
in his catalog.
For this master of all things guitar, with a considerable
background in writing, arranging, and recording songs,
embracing this task was both challenging and enlightening. It
required all of the lessons learned from a life long path of focusing on making music to see this project through. Formal music training at an early age and years of playing in bands were only introductory courses to the more advanced lessons of creating a collection of finished songs.
The Rod Hans Project has become an intense and empowering
experience, fanning the flames of creativity and inspiration in
the contemporary music environment.

Lyrics

JOHNNY'S SONG

Written By: Rod Hans

MISTER JONES REMEMBERS, YOU COULD WALK THE STREETS AT NIGHT,
A THING HE HASN’T DONE SINCE 65
PEOPLE NOW HE TOLD ME, HAVE AN EMPTiNESS INSIDE, AND IT’S FROM THE FUTURE THEY DON’T WANT TO FACE HE TOLD ME

YOU CAN RUN, BUT THERE’S NO WHERE TO HIDE
SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL TURN, AND LOOK IT STRAIGHT INTO THE EYES

JOHNNY LEFT THE CITY, LOOKIN FOR A DIFFERENT LIFE, SO HE MOVED INTO A LITTLE TOWN UP NORTH
TIRED OF THE HASELS, AND THE TREADMILL HE WAS ON, AND HOW YOU RUN SO HARD, JUST TO STAY IN PLACE

YOU CAN RUN, BUT THERE’S NO WHERE TO HIDE
SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL TURN, AND LOOK IT STRAIGHT INTO THE EYES
THERE’S TIGERS IN THE JUNGLE, AND THE WOLF IS HOWLIN LOUD
YOU CAN RUN, BUT WHERE YOU GONNA RUN TO NOW

JOHNNY LIVED FOR TEN YEARS, IN THAT LITTLE TOWN UP NORTH, BUT THE WOLF WAS ALWAYS HOWLIN AT THE DOOR
SO HE MOVED DOWN TO THE CITY, TRIED TO ROLL WITH IT ONCE MORE, GONNA LOOK THE TIGER, STRAIGHT INTO THE EYES HE TOLD ME

YOU CAN RUN, BUT THERE’S NO WHERE TO HIDE
SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL TURN, AND LOOK IT STRAIGHT INTO THE EYES
THERE’S TIGERS IN THE JUNGLE, AND THE WOLF IS HOWLIN LOUD
YOU CAN RUN, BUT WHERE YOU GONNA RUN TO NOW
YOU CAN RUN, BUT THERE’S NO WHERE TO HIDE
SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL TURN, AND LOOK IT STRAIGHT INTO THE EYES
THERE’S TIGERS IN THE JUNGLE, AND THE WOLF IS HOWLIN LOUD
YOU CAN RUN, BUT WHERE YOU GONNA RUN TO NOW
YOU CAN RUN< BUT THERE'S NO WHERE TO HIDE
SO YOU MIGHT AS WELL TURN, AND LOOK IT STRAIGHT---INTO---THE EYES

TO GO ON

Written By: Rod Hans

YOU’RE AT THE TABLE WAITING ON THE DEALER
CUT THE CARDS AND START TO PLAY
YOU GOT YOUR MONEY LAYIN ON THE TABLE
SO YOU’VE GOT TO KEEP YOUR EYE UPON HIS HANDS
YOU NEVER SURE WHICH CARDS HE’S GONNA DEAL YOU
BUT STILL YOU WANT TO PLAY THE GAME
AND YOU’VE GOT TO TAKE THE CARDS THAT YOU ARE GIVEN
AND PLAY THEM IN THE BEST WAY THAT YOU CAN

TO GO ON, TO GO ON, TO GO ON, YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY THE GAME

YOU’RE NEVER SURE WHAT LADY LUCK’S A BRINGING
YOU CAN’T COUNT ON HER TO WIN THIS HAND FOR YOU
AND YOU NEVER SURE THE REASON WHY YOUR PLAYIN
BUT YOU JUST CAN’T SEEM TO LEAVE THE GAMBLIN ROOM
SO YOU SIT YOURSELF RIGHT DOWN AT THE TABLE
AND HOPE THE DEALER WANTS TO PLAY
LONG ENOUGH TO DEAL THE CARDS OF FORTUNE
AND YOU HOPE THAT HE’S A DEALIN THEM YOUR WAY

TO GO ON, TO GO ON, TO GO ON, YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY THE GAME
TO GO ON, TO GO ON, TO GO ON, YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY THE GAME
YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY THE GAME

THE DEALER IS THE ONE YOU GET THE CARDS FROM
YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE ONE IF YOU WANT TO PLAY
AND THE TABLE CAN BE ANY WHERE THE CARDS FALL
IT DEPENDS UPON THE REASONS WHY YOU PLAY
THE CARDS THE DEALER GIVES YOU HOLD THE FUTURE
SO BE CAREFUL WHEN THEY PASS THE DECK YOUR WAY
AND REMEMBER JUST TO TAKE THE CARDS YOUR GIVEN
AND PLAY THEM IN THE BEST WAY YOU CAN

TO GO ON, TO GO ON, TO GO ON, YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY THE GAME
TO GO ON, TO GO ON, TO GO ON, YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY THE GAME
YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY THE GAME, YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY THE GAME
YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY THE GAME, YOU’VE GOT TO PLAY THE GAME

HIGHER

Written By: Rod Hans

YEA WE’RE GONNA GET HIGHER BABY HIGHER THAN WE’VE EVER BEEN BEFORE
LET YOUR DESIRE TAKE YOU HIGHER TO THE FREEDOM INSIDE YOURSELF
NO YOU CAN’T BUY IT YOU JUST GOTTA TRY IT YOU GOTTA LET YOUR FEELINS OUT
THE SPIRIT’S INSIDE YOU, YOU KNOW YOU CAN’T HIDE IT BABY THE FIRE BURNIN IS TO HOT

WE GOTTA GET IT TOGETHER RIGHT NOW, AND SPREAD THE FEELIN AROUND
NO YOU CANT LET YOUR SPIRIT DOWN, IF YOU WANNA BE HIGHER THAN WE’VE EVER BEEN BEFORE

YEA WE’RE GONNA GET HIGHER BABY HIGHER THAN WE’VE EVER BEEN BEFORE
RIDE THE WINDS OF DESIRE BABY HIGHER TO THE FREEDON INSIDE YOURSELF
LET THE MUSIC INSIDE YOU BABY GUIDE YOU TO THE HIGHEST FEELINS YOU CAN HAVE
WE’LL ALL BE FLYIN HIGHER WITH THE RITCHOUS WINGS OF MUSIC IN OUR HEADS

WE GOTTA GET IT TOGETHER RIGHT NOW, AND SPREAD THE FEELIN AROUND
NO YOU CAN’T LET YOUR SPIRIT DOWN, IF YOU WANNA BE HIGHER THAN WE’VE EVER BEEN BEFORE

HIGHER BABY HIGHER, HIGHER BABY HIGHER,
HIGHER BABY HIGHER, HIGHER BABY HIGHER

YEA WE’LL ALL BE FLYIN HIGHER WITH THE RIGHTEOUS WINGS OF MUSIC IN OUR HEAD
WITH THE FREEDOM INSIDE YOU WE’LL BE FLYIN BABY HIGHER THAN YOU’VE EVER BEEN
WE’LL ALL BE FLYIN HIGHER WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE MUSIC ONCE AGAIN
YOU GOTTA BE HIGHER THAN A WORLD SO CRAZY, HIGHER THAN THE CRAZINESS

HIGHER BABY HIGHER, HIGHER BABY HIGHER,
HIGHER BABY HIGHER, HIGHER BABY HIGHER

YEA WE’LL ALL BE FLYIN HIGHER WITH THE RIGHTEOUS WINGS OF MUSIC IN OUR HEADS
WITH THE FREEDOM INSIDE YOU WE’LL BE FLYIN BABY HIGHER THAN YOU’VE EVER BEEN
WE’LL ALL BE FLYIN HIGHER WITH THE SPIRIT OF THE MUSIC ONCE AGAIN
YOU GOTTA BE HIGHER THAN A WORLD SO CRAZY, HIGHER THAN THE CRAZINESS