Five Years

John 2001Five years ago today (29th January 2009) the world lost the most innovative singer-songwriter and guitarist it had ever seen. We all miss ‘Our John’, in our own personal way, we miss our friend, but we are fortunate to have the wonderful legacy of music that John left us. An insight on the man himself, John shared his life with us through his music. Our hearts reach out to John’s loved ones and family, for their loss is so much greater than ours. So raise a glass to ‘Our John’, put your favourite album on and celebrate “the cool bit” – the music.

I believe I heard a voice this morning
I believe I heard a voice
I do believe I heard a voice, heard a voice this morning
I believe I heard it twice
Always love, always love
We will sleep forever one day
Don’t cheat because I’ll take all of your heart away.

That’s what my creator told me: one day
That’s what he said to me one day.

Cause you fight till you fight no more
Be righteous
Be black or white as you please
But never bend the knee
That’s what my creator taught me.

My creator always said
Fight till you fight no more
Be righteous
Fight till you fight no more
Be right till you’re right no more
Try to till you try to no more
Cry till there’s no more crying
Live till you live no more
Live till there is no more dying
Be sweet till you can be sweet no more
Be sweet to your dying day.

That’s what my creator told me today
That’s what my creator taught me today.

Be still, be still inside your heart
Try forever, just try …
Be sweet forever
Forget me never
You know the Lord is true
Forget me never
Try to be truthful
I didn’t give you wings cause you ain’t in heaven
You ain’t in heaven yet
You are not in heaven yet
He said
Come and join me in a sweet celebration
Come and join me, come while you can
Come and join me in a sweet, sweet vision
Come and join me, come if you can.

That’s what he said.