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Surfing Monk (TM) Music & Surfing Monk (TM) Records Presents
Recording Artist: John Heartson:

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"Beyond The Stars" by John Heartson.

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1. Right Now is Getting Better

2. A Message From John

3. The Sound of Angels Crying

4: Caught In A Dream

5: Silicon Invasion

6: Beyond the Stars

7: Dark Profits

8: Calling All Hippies

9:  Where Are You

10: The Secret Track: Exposed

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"Right Now is Getting Better" - Solid upbeat rock-blues song with piano, drums, bass, and electric guitar with real life lyrics. When you hit bottom there's only one way to go!
Right Now is Getting Better
Words and music copyright 2004 John Heartson

I quit my job down in Boston, and moved back to my country home
When a man I thought was my friend  wouldn't  pay back the money  I loaned
and the girl I loved with all my heart,  played me for a fool
God your testing my faith, it's raining hard and now my roof is leaking too.
You don't have to tell me things could be worse. What I really think I need to believe;
Right now is getting' better    Right now is getting' better.

I look around this room, I tell you what I see.
A diamond ring and a fancy suit, useless things, old memories.
I bought a pickup truck and some tools, now I'm a carpenter, I earn my pay.
I sold the ring,  I still cry at night sometimes, I paid his debt and he ran away.
You don't have to tell me things could be worse. What I really think I need to believe, yea.
Right now is getting' better.     Right now is getting' better.
Let's go!

Alright,
It may seem like it's the darkest hour
But don't give up, cause  you got the power
Love is strong, and you're alright
To chase away the darkness, just turn on the light
Right now IS getting better
We can make it better, the truth will make it better
Love will make it better, Right  now is getting better
We can make it so much better, Love will make it better
Truth will make it better, You can make it better
Make the world better, Make it so much better
Love will make it better, Love will make it better

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"A Message From John" - A John Lennon Trilogy from beyond.  Moved by a powerful love, a voice that sounded like John Lennon said "Go to the studio, I've got something' for you". Rich orchestral arrangements that morph into "Beatle Like" rock. Lyrics that seem to come straight from the spirit of John Lennon. "Peace is what happens when you stop listening to fear and do what love would do"

A Message From "John"  
Lyrics and music Copyright 1999 & 2004  John Heartson

He asked us to imagine a world without war.
The former Beatle was shot and killed on a Monday night in new York city ..............
and exactly 19 years later on October 9, 1999 I swear I head his voice tell me, go to the studio I've got something for you.

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People, Come together, right now, the world is waiting for you
Good people, Get together right now, the game is over, no losers
It's time to show who you are.....

    I am John and I am here, when you think of me
    I did not die that day, he could not kill me in that way
    Life goes on it's beautiful, I love you most of all
    God is here, stop playing games, hide and seek, don't run away

Children, Love each other, right now, the curtain opens, no shadows
Children, sweet children, Love each other right now, It's time to remember

Remember who you are

    I am John and I am here, when you think of me
    I did not die that day, he could not kill me in that way
    Life goes on it's beautiful, I love you most of all
    God is here, stop playing games, hide and seek,
    don't run away
   
I think society is run by insane people with insane objectives
They've been running it on violence for 2000 years, or a million, or whatever it is. Nobody can tell me that violence is the way, after all that time there must be another way. It's just fear you know, but you're being run by people who are afraid. They run advertising campaigns for war in the name of peace, while the goal is profit and control.
This, is an advertising campaign for peace. 
Peace is what happens when you stop listening to fear and you do what love would do
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Cause at end of your life, there's nothing that you take
and when you leave, it will be too late
To give the Love that you could, be giving here
Don't waste another day, living life in fear

(People, ooh come together, children,  ooh love each other)
(Brothers, ooh  get together, Sisters get together)
(Neighbors, ooh  join together,  Nations work together)
(Foes, ooh  live together,  People come together)

"A Message from John" by John Heartson: Fans welcome the Beatles for the first time. John Lennon is still remembered today.

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Origin of the Song "A Message From John" inspired by Sean Lennon


On October 9, 1999 I just happened to turn on the TV in the middle of a special about John Lennon's life. I had missed the first part of the show and tuned into the section when Yoko was describing what happened about a week after John had been killed. She told of how she was crying and how Sean Lennon, came into the room and said, “Why are you crying Mummy.”  She said, “I miss your father”. Sean Lennon said these words that I will never forget.  "Don’t cry Mummy, daddy’s with God now, he’s everywhere".

In that instant something happened to me. I was overwhelmed with feelings of love, and I swear I heard a voice (with a Liverpool accent) say to me: “Go to the studio, I’ve got something for you.”   I ran to my studio and turned on the equipment.  "A Message From John" was the result. I felt like I was being guided as I played, recorded and arranged this new song that was unlike anything I had ever created before.  

Dear Yoko. I think this line was meant especially for you. 
“Life goes on, it’s beautiful, I love you most of all“…………     

PS: I asked if this is a gift from you, why give it to me, I'm nobody .I'm unknown.

The asnwer was  "Because you were listening"


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"The Sound of Angels Crying" -  A mesmerizing bass line sets the groove, liquid space sounds in the distance, while warm synths comfort and surf guitars bend and rock. Heartson's smooth voice sings truth, backed by a choir of angels in the chorus.
The Sound of Angels Crying
Words and music copyright 2004 John Heartson

As it all falls down, the house of cards,  you see them running away from the wall.
Leaving you for dead, statements all in red, Its your money they love most of all.
You trust the men in suits, think they're better than you?  Then you choose to give your power away.  
Take a look around, see what that's done,   It's made this world we live in today.

Modern day Nero, fiddle and play,  flames burn even higher.
Media play my emotional strings, Fan the coals, feed the fire.
Ignorance is bliss, the song of the fool. The wise man knows his own mind.
The holy war is over when you no longer hate,  There's no battle to be fought outside.
The Sound of Angels Crying by John Heartson on the CD Beyond the Stars

As they all..........all fell down,
you could hear the sound, of angels crying
As they all........turned away,
you could hear the sound , as the angels cried

Everyone is you, you are all one,  no better or worse than the fool
The one voice heard in the presence of love,  is the one without the power to wound.
Stand alone in the dark, nothing will help, in this dream of being apart,
The only light to shine on the path ahead, is the Love that's inside your heart

Keep your eye on the small flame that burns within, Darkness will help you understand,
the pain of those, that see no light, Choose again, I know you can.
and I only want the power that makes me appear, as nothing in the eyes of you
I only want the peace that no one can take, let the battle be fought by the fools.

As they all..........all fell down,
you could hear the sound, of angels crying
As they all........turned away,
you could hear the sound , as the angels cried

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"Caught in a Dream"- A gentle ballad with a delicate mix of acoustic guitars, synthesizers, soft voices and heartfelt lyrics.

Caught In A Dream  
Words and music  copyright 2000 & 2003 John Heartson

In this life, sometimes I want to run away,  and hide my self from you
I want to give up, they don't see me, why should I try, 

Don't be afraid, just open your wings you're ready to fly

I’m caught in a dream, and when I wake up, will you be there
It's seems so real, at least in my dreams, I can see
I'm caught in a dream, I want to love you, can you stay with me

Caught in a Dream by John Heartson on the CD Beyond the Stars
In this world, I feel alone and want to leave,  Sometimes I’ve cried take me home
How can I wait, I'm ready right now, show me a sign
Open your eyes, look through the clouds, the Son never died

I’m caught in a dream, and when I wake up, will you be there
It's seems so real, at least in my dreams I can see
I'm caught in a dream, I want to love you, can you stay with me

Deep inside in my heart, I know you love me,  And I am, yes I am, still with you
And I hear your voice, you call out to me when I turn away
I feel your love, you draw me close     when I am afraid,

I’m caught in a dream, and when I wake up, will you be there?
It seems to real, at least in my dreams I am free
I'm caught in a dream, and I want to love you can you stay with me?

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"Silicon Invasion" -  A song about domestic spying originally written, curiously enough, in 1984. Techno dance pop. Hot beats, wild bass lines, computers and robots singing along with John Heartson about the New World Order aka the Uni-Polar Order.

"Silicon Invasion" by John Heartson: The first electronic computer used vacuum tubes.  Even back in the 1950's we had the ability to pinpoint the exact location of any radio transmission on the planet within seconds.."Silicon Invasion" by John Heartson: Every phone call, fax, e-mail, all web traffic is automatically monitored for certain keywords and  phrases.

The Silicon Invasion
Lyrics and music by John Heartson Copyright 1984 & 2004 John Heartson

They've infiltrated business around the world and all the governments too
It started in the 50's when they were born, out of vacuum tubes
Back they were novel, hardly a threat ,how could anyone know
That today they'd have power, they're everywhere, they run the whole damn show

It's the silicon invasion and we think that your next (Welcome to a brand new age)
IC infiltration and it's coming for you too (in the UniPolar Order)
Random access memory controlling everything (They control everything)
Computers taking over and there's nothing you can do (in the UniPolar Order)

Pure logic, no feelings, just zeros and ones, digital technology
One simple goal, control information, there's no need for privacy
All of your life is now in the system, surveillance cameras everywhere that you look
New video games, train future corporate soldier,
they've got your children hooked

It's the silicon invasion and we think that your next (Welcome to a brand new age)
IC infiltration and it's coming for you too (in the UniPolar Order)
Random access memory controlling everything  (They control everything)
Computers taking over and there's nothing you can do (in the UniPolar Order)

ATM, EFT, coming soon, cashless world economy, looks like a revelation
Micro-chips, in the car, at the pumps, and every store, cell phones tracking your location
Magic Lantern, FBI, keylogging, electronic spies, computers listening on the phone
Orwell told the story, wake up and smell the coffee, there's no place like home,

there’s no place like home

It's the silicon invasion and we think that your next (Welcome to a brand new age)
IC infiltration and it's coming for you too (in the UniPolar Order)
Random access memory controlling everything (They control everything)
Computers taking over and there's nothing you can do (in the UniPolar Order)

Billions of names erased from the file, purging complete Only a few organics remain, the so called elite
Illogical species, faulty programming, consume more than required
Fatal exception, self destructive behavior, it’s why they expired

It's the silicon invasion and we think that your next (Welcome to a brand new age)
IC infiltration and it's coming for you too (in the UniPolar Order)
Random access memory controlling everything (They control everything)
Computers taking over and there's nothing you can do (in the UniPolar Order)
Computers taking over and there's nothing you can do Computers taking over and there's nothing you can do

"Silicon Invasion" by John Heartson: A Song about domestic spying written in 1984, rerecorded in 2004


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"Beyond the Stars" - A cosmic groove to send you soaring Beyond the Stars. Very Pink Floyd, Alan Parsons like. A solid groove, electric guitars and futuristic synth sounds.  Love the e-bow on electric guitar with spacelike reverb used on the intro and solo. "When you know who you are, you can see beyond the stars"
Beyond the Stars
Words and music copyright 2003 John Heartson

Where do we go from here, the clock has stopped, it's time to know
How many roads did you try, there's only one, which way did you go?
Is it time to move on? No matter where you go, there you are.
Tell me the secret of life? Your thoughts create, you are the light

When you know, who you are, you can see, beyond the stars.......
To where you are, beyond the stars

Show me the reason I'm here, Is there more to life, Who can I ask?
Is everything as it seems, or is this a trick, perceptions mask?
You say the answer's inside.  Release the past and open your mind
Tell me the secret again?   Your thoughts create, you are the light.

When you know who you are, you can see, so far beyond the stars,

When I close my eyes, the image remains, beckoning me
Yesterday is gone, if I still live there, how can I be free
The only time is now, on the endless sea there is no tomorrow
Ride the waves, be here now, don't close your heart and drown in sorrow

When you know who you are, you can see, so far beyond the stars,

Beyond the Stars by John Heartson on the CD Beyond the Stars

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"On Earth, petroleum once turned petty thugs into world leaders"   
Quote from the movie, Star Trek, "Insurrection"

"Dark Profits" -  Did you finally notice how Big Oil's running the world? Kick ass rock with a sacastic and humerous attititude.  Electric guitars, pumping bass and drums and rockin rhythm cello.  Including impressions of Richard (I am not a crook) Nixon,  Bill (I did not have sex with) Clinton and Donald (It's not about oil) Rumsfeld.   As Heartson belts out "if you want to know the truth, learn to hear the lies"   Dr. Phil said it best...GET REAL!
Dark Profits   (based on true events) words and music copyright 2003 John Heartson

I cut the cable to the house, I was controlled by watching TV
and after 3 weeks my mind cleared, I could suddenly see
Doctor Phil said it best, "you either get it or you don't, get real".
So open your eyes, ask why, and see the real deal

Cause in that world If your feeling bad,

(Just consume something, you'll feel much better)
and if your feeling sad,

(doctors surveyed say take a pill, you don't choose your own thoughts )
Oh what a tangled web they weave

(I am not a crook, I did not have sexual relations......, It's not about oil)
To hide conspiracies of greed (you know Cal, you can't hide from me)

But if you want to live in peace, kill the hate, inside.
If you want to know the truth, learn to hear the lies
Billions of eyes, some can see
and we know who you are, by your deeds

Pay no attention to that man
behind the curtain, watch this hand.
Good vs. Evil, a noble song.
Spin them a tale they'll come along

But if you want to live in peace, kill the fear inside.
(if you want to live in peace, kill the hatred, not the people
and if we want to know the truth, learn to hear the lies
(if you want to know the truth, learn to hear when they're lying to you)
Billions of eyes, looking at you,
There's more of us than you know, we're watching you  where ever you go
and we know who you are, by what you do.
(I can't hear a word you say, cause what you're doing blows me away)
So if we want to live in peace, we trust the Love inside.
and if we want to know the  truth, we learn to hear the lies
and if we want to know the way, we just look inside.
Dark Profits by John Heartson,  A Song about the financing of terrorism
Sometimes the most important deals that shape history are made

oil pipelines

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"Calling All Hippies" - A rock protest song with metal guitar that'll melt the dead part of your brain, whirling Hammond organ that make your speakers spin off the shelf and a beat that make your feet want to march on Washinton. MEET US ON THE HILLTOP AND STOP THIS MACHINE!
Calling All Hippies   Words and Music Copyright 2004 John Heartson
   
As I lay on the grass one September,
I looked up, something strange caught my eye
Like a sheet so black, it covered the earth, 
the stars, just holes, in a tarpaper sky
I saw the kings of the world, making plans in the dark,
so certain, that no one could see
Then like thunder it came, a voice so clear,
I heard it calling out to me, it said

Calling all hippies, and lovers to the scene,
Meet us on the hilltop, and stop this machine
Calling all children, send the angels back to earth,
shine your light right now, for all that your worth
   
I saw the sun rise up, and the sky fall down,
and then the truth was revealed
The men that kill for power and gold,
their fates were sealed
They tried to hide from the light, and spread lots of lies,
but the truth was so clear
All the people shouting out, they spread the word,
if you listen you can hear

Calling all hippies, and lovers to the scene,
Meet us on the hilltop, and stop this machine
Calling all children, send the angels back to earth,
shine your light right now, for all that your worth

No one can kill, the spirit of life,
in the man that's free
and no one can hide the truth from all,
even a blind man can see
the game's the same, don't your know,
to keep the power, they'll sell their souls
the son will rise and shine today,
the reign of love is here to stay

Calling all hippies, and lovers to the scene,
Meet us on the hilltop, and stop this machine
Calling all children, send the angels back to earth,
shine your light right now, for all that your worth.
"Calling All Hippies" by John Heartson
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"Calling All Hippies"  by John Heartson: "All laws, rules and practices which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void" "There can be no limitation on the power of the people of the United States of America"

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"Where Are You" - Smooth light rock with piano, quiet acoustic guitar and interesting effects set the mood for this heartfelt song of longing.  
There is a secret message in simple code during the chorus? Email me if you figure it out.
Where are You
Words and Music Copyright 1980 & 2004, John Heartson

Why must I spend my life alone,
How come I cry when I go home,
No one will ever know who I am,

They say I should stay and act like a man

Tell me where are you,  How can I find you
I want to know you, Where are you

People may come and people may go
It just doesn't matter what  you know
Some of them think that I don't care,

You know that's not true  it just isn't fair

Where are you, How can I see you,
I really want to know you, Where are you?

There were those nights when I searched for you,
You didn't know what I tried to do,
It's the wrong way to make you see
If I lose you there's no hope for me

Where are you, How can I touch you
I really really want to find you.  Where are you?

Why did  I spend my life alone,
How come I died on my way home
Now you'll  never know  I loved you,

It's  now for real  I've really lost you

Where were you, Why didn't I see you
I wanted to know you, Where are you?

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Secret Track

Here's what that newscaster, from a future I still hope and pray for, is saying in the background ?

Good morning this is Jim Roz with I.N.P news,  it's 7 O'clock
Here are the top stories:

CEO's and executives of multinational corporations have just been convicted of conspiracy
Thousand of documents prove that the organizers and financiers of the terrorist attacks against the US were also the backers of major energy projects in the middle east and central Asia.  The politicians and executives will be serving life sentences They will be considered for parole in 25 years if they agree to volunteer for habitat for humanity.

Now that cold fusion is out of the closet, the worlds energy problems are solved.

In a huge ceremony on capital hill the patriot act was torched. Congressmen and senators created a massive bonfire and burned the patriot act along with thousands of other unconstitutional laws that were created during the dark ages of the 20th century.

This is I.N.P News, your Independent Non-Profit News network keeping a watchful eye on our peaceful world.

I'm Jim Roz have a great day.

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