Thaddeus Dale Johnson

Thaddeus Dale Johnson

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Biography

Singer songwriter Thaddeus Dale Johnson’s latest album is titled “Tasters”. With the warmness of his acoustic guitar, his lyrical songs reach subjects from babes to booze (Blue Rose, Uncle John’s Elixir) from desire to dire straits (Sweet Tooth Blues, January Blues).

Johnson’s easy listening musical style, a bluesy, folksy, country blend, is reminiscent of Neil Young, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.

Thaddeus’ current album “Tasters” represents a tasting from his other albums:
Brave – 2006
Ghost Town – 2006
Open Heart – 2007
So Many Roads – 2008
Junkyard Angel – 2009
Uncle John’s Elixir – 2011

Johnson’s official website is www.ThadJohnson.com

Lyrics

Blue Rose

Written By: Thaddeus Dale Johnson

She put a blue rose over the tattoo
That used to be his name
She set fire to the curtains
And the dream went up in flames

But nothing every grew there
Nothing ever changed
When she got up and walked out
Nothing ever was the same

He enabled her to need him
Someone to keep her safe
Sometimes he took her pretty places
But he kept her locked away

And she lost all her colors
To a world of black and grey
And something started missing
A little more every day

She put a blue rose over the tattoo
That used to be his name
Never knew she had it in her
Till she found it there one day

Cause nothing ever grew there
Nothing ever changed
When she got up and walked out
Nothing ever was the same

Heart of Man

Written By: Thaddeus Dale Johnson

Deep inside the heart of man
There’s endless miles of desert sand
Wind blows hard across yer tracks
Don’t stray too far – where you can’t come back

There’s a forest dark in the heart of man
With trees so tall – that no sun gets in
Better leave a trail – to get you back
Don’t you get lost by yer own hand

There’s a mountaintop you can see forever
See a meadow where wild flowers bloom
There’s a crystal stream that leads to a river
Flows to an ocean of endless blue

Deep inside the heart of man
There’s endless miles of sacred land
We came before and we’ll come again
To walk somewhere we’ve never been

Extra Mile

Written By: Thaddeus Dale Johnson

Sometimes I wanna chase you
But you know I’ll let you run
I wanna break you out
From these walls that you built up

Bring you back into the sun
Sometimes I wanna save you
But I can’t take away your gun
Nobody else can walk your path
You gotta be the one
When you want it bad enough

I wanna make you cry – I wanna make you smile
Sometimes we fall behind – just to go the extra mile

Your destiny awaits you
All roads lead back to one
Free will is in your hands
And the steps you make your own
Your heart will guide you home

I wanna see you try – I wanna see you shine
Sometimes we fall behind – just to go the extra mile

Sweet Old Song

Written By: Thaddeus Dale Johnson

I may forget the names and the places
If I should lose possession of all I own
And I can’t recognize any faces
I’ll always know the words to that old song
Such a sweet old song

There’s something deep inside they couldn’t reach it
Something that is yours and yours alone
Hard lessons there no one could teach you
You had to learn the hard way all along
All alone

If I wind up somewhere that’s unfamiliar
If I should ever lose my way back home
And I can’t tell the tune from the singer
I’ll always know the words to that old song
Such a sweet old song

Uncle John's Elixir

Written By: Thaddeus Dale Johnson

It’ll cure your aches and pains and
Ease yer troubled mind
It’ll rise you to occasion
For them romantic times
It’ll keep you in good spirits
And heal the color blind
It’ll soothe yer indigestion
Keep you right on time – through and through
Try Uncle John’s Elixir for the blues

It’ll cure your lack of sleep and
Get you through the night
It’ll help you stay awake
It makes your hairdo shine
Restore that youthful spirit
It brings you back to life
It even takes out stains
That’s spit on you
Anything from blood to wine
Try Uncle John’s Elixir for the blues

It’ll cure your aches and pains and
Ease yer troubled mind
It’ll stave off bad infections
From bullet wounds or knives
It’ll keep you in good spirits
In these troubled times
It’ll remedy affliction
Anything you find – that’s ailin’ you
Try Uncle John’s Elixir for the blues

Discography

Tasters - 2011
1. Midnight Symphony
2. Junkyard Blues
3. Big Hands
4. Come On Rider
5. Blue Rose
6. Uncle John's Elixir
7. Sweet Tooth Blues
8. Smell The Rose
9. Big Muddy Blues
10. January Blues
11. Lakota Girl
12. Heart of Man
13. Extra Mile
14. Sweet Old Song
15. So Many Roads

Uncle John's Elixir - 2011
1. Come On Rider
2. Smell the Rose
3. Uncle John's Elixir
4. When You Were Hungry
5. Train Wreck Blues
6. Wanderlust
7. Bulletproof Shades
8. Mother of Invention
9, Make the Journey
10. My Fairweather Friend

Junkyard Angel – 2009
1. Junkyard Angel
2, Poison Apple
3. Sweet Old Song
4. Fast Food Crow
5. Station Wagon Blues
6. Old Whore in a New Dress
7. Shadowboxer
8. January Blues
9. Dandelion
10. Autopilot
11, To Call A Spade A Spade
12, Built to Last
13. Heart of Man
14. One More Last Chance Farewell Tour

So Many Roads – 2008
1. A Long Ride
2. ...So Many Roads...
3, Smell the Rose
4. My Song Ain't Over Yet
5. Midnight Symphony
6. Clean Getaway
7. Lost Trail
8. Wayside Blues
9. Lakota Girl
10. Fall into Place

Open Heart – 2007
1, Walkin' Ain't Crowded
2. Papa Can't Break Down
3, My Broken Compass
4. Big Hands
5. Hard Way Blues
6. Big Bright Star
7. Stronghold
8. Seasoned
9. Key Lime Blues
10, Least of Your Bros
11, Shitload of Blues

Ghost Town – 2006
1. Big Muddy Blues
2. Sweet Thursday
3. Heart of Hearts
4. Blue Rose
5. What the Day's Gonna Bring
6. Snakeskin Blues
7. Ghost Town
8. Anonymous
9. Junkyard Blues
10. Jailbird

Brave – 2006
1. Stirring
2, Flashlight
3. Truth
4. Sweet Tooth Blues
5. Transient
6. Extra Mile
7. Gypsy Prayer
8. Morning Dove
9. Skeleton Key Blues
10. Gold Anchor Blues
11. Free Spirit