Ballads And Love Songs

by John Demarkis

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Ballads And Love Songs is a collection of soothing Pop/Rock songs

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released July 4, 2015

PRODUCED BY DEMARKIS & MARSDEN

John Demarkis - Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards,Vocals
John Marsden - Keyboards, Vocals
Giselle Felice - Piano on 4
Fernando Perdomo - Guitar on 2, 3, 4, 5, 11
Larry Hoppen - Guitar on 1,2, 10, 13, 15 - Vocals on 2
Charlie Dechant - Saxophone, Acoustic Guitar on 5
Charlie Morgan - Drums on 7, 15
Paul Schiebold - Acoustic Guitar on 1
Chip Harding - Acoustic Guitar on 7
John Donelan - Guitar on 12
Doug MacCormick - Dulcimer on 3

Recorded at
Alaqua Way Melbourne, Fl
Postgate Sound Peabody, Ma
Red Pipe Sound Beverly Farms, Ma
Little Big Sound Orlando, Fl
Reseda Ranch Reseda, Ca

Engineers
John Demarkis - John Marsden - Fernando Perdomo

Tracks 3, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12, 13, 16 by John Demarkis
Tracks 1 & 2 mixed by Demarkis & Marsden
Tracks 6, 7, 9, 10,14, 15 mixed by John Marsden

Mastered by John Demarkis
at Postgate Sound Peabody, Ma

Art work by Scott Gruppe
Art direction by
CLEAR VISION GRAPHICS

Songs 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14,16 by John Demarkis
Songs 2, 10, 13, 14, 15 by John Demarkis & John Marsden
Song 1 by John Demarkis, John Marsden & Paul Schiebold
Song 3 by Doug McCormick & John Demarkis
Song 4 by Giselle Felice & John Demarkis
Song 5 by Charlie DeChant & John Demarkis
C. 2010 - 2018

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JM Productions

Chakra Records - CR CD006

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John Demarkis Manchester By The Sea, Massachusetts

John Demarkis is a multi instrumentalist, songwriter, producer from the Boston area who has played and performed with many bands and artist over his 40+ years in the music industry.Major musical influences in his life have been the Beatles, Yes, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, Crowded House and Steely Dan among others in all genres. Musical heroes are Chris Squire, Steve Howe & Paul McCartney ... more

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Track Name: My Angel
My Angel

by John Demarkis, John Marsden & Paul Schiebold

I will go wherever you lead me
Hold my hand
Be careful with my heart
Let us grow together while tomorrow comes
Shine the light forever
You are the one
With yesterday behind us tomorrow we'll see
Oh we'll see it's there to remind us
Of how we came to be

If I called you my angel
Would you answer all my prayers
And if I called you my angel
Would you always be there
Cause I would go wherever you lead me
Track Name: New Song
New Song ........ by John Demarkis & John Marsden

I've been singing a new song
I dedicate it to you
Well it ain't nothing like the old songs
and it won't make you blue
I've been singing a new song
Words I've never sung before
It's not magic there's no reason
I just don't want to sing old songs anymore

And I will sing a new song
Full of promise, full of hope
Yes I will sing a new song
Not the old songs, not the sad songs

Let's be happy today
Hey and maybe everything will be okay
If there's a better way to be
Then open up your heart and try to show me

And I will sing a new song
Full of promise, full of hope
Yes I will sing a new song
Not the old songs, not the sad songs

I've been singing a new song
One that won't make you blue
I've been singing a new song
Can't you hear it when I'm singing it to you

And I will sing a new song
Full of promise, full of hope
Yes I will sing a new song
Not the old songs, not the sad songs

I've been singing a new a song
I dedicate it to you
Track Name: Someone Like You
Someone Like You - by Doug McCormick & John Demarkis

All that I ever wanted
Was to see you smile just for a while
All that I've ever needed was you around
To be around everday

All that I ever hoped for was half a chance
Just a chance
And all that I ever wanted was someone like you
Someone like you in every way

All I wanted was to find someone
All I wanted was to find someone
All I wanted was to find someone
Someone like you

All that I ever cared for right from the start
Was your heart
And all that I ever wanted was to see you smile
Just for a while everyday
Every day

All I wanted was to find someone
All I wanted was to find someone
All I wanted was to find someone
Someone like you
Track Name: Gone
Gone ................... by Giselle Felice & John Demarkis

There's a train that leaves tonight
Or maybe she'll catch a flight
There's a long road leading out of town
With many beautiful sights
Some say you can't go back
Some say you never leave
But she is gone this time
She is gone this time
This time

All her friends say nothing's been heard
There's been no word of her
But there's a rumor going around
She had a kid and settled down
Some say you can't go back
Some say you never leave
But she is gone this time
She is gone this time
This time

There's a long road that leads into town
It's very quiet tonight
But the memories dance in your head
What a beautiful sight
Some say you can't go back
Some say you never leave
But she is gone this time
She is gone this time
This time
Track Name: Take My Hand
Take My Hand ....... by Charles DeChant & John Demarkis

Take my hand
Come with me tonight
It will be alright
I promise you that

Take my hand
Step inside my life
What's mine is yours
I promise you that

Take my hand and follow me
To a place where we can be together

Take a chance
Chase aside your fears
I'll dry your tears
I promise you that

Take my hand and follow me
To a place where we can be together tonight

Take my hand
Come with me tonight
It will be alright
I promise you that
Track Name: Quite Sure
Quite Sure ..................................... by John Demarkis

I'm quite sure you know what I'm going through
Any time that you're around
I'm quite sure you know just how you affect me
It has the same effect on you
I'm quite sure you know I think you're beautiful
That angel I though I'd never find

I'm quite sure you know just how much I want you
I really want you
Nights I sleep alone I can feel you with me
I really want you
I'm quite sure you know I think you're beautiful
That angel I though I'd never find

I'm quite sure you know what I'm going through
Any time that you're around
I'm quite sure you know I think you're beautiful
That angel I though I'd never find
That angel I though I'd never find
The angel I though I'd never find
Track Name: Let You Know
Let You Know ............ by John Demarkis & John Marsden

I can't control how I feel
Can't hold back anymore
I can no longer deny how I'm feeling
You looked so awesome today
I got carried away
Just a fool with a dream
I was trying

Trying to please you baby
Trying to catch your eye
Trying to make you happy
Trying to make you smile
Trying to be my best
And trying to let you know just how I feel

I try to lighten your load
Make things easy for you
You make it easy for me to be myself
You were so awesome today
My eyes could not look away
You make it easy for me to keep trying

Trying to please you baby
Trying to catch your eye
Trying to make you happy
Trying to make you smile
Trying to be my best
And trying to let you know just how I feel
Always trying

I can't control how I feel
Can't hold back anymore
I can no longer deny how I'm feeling
You looked so awesome today
My eyes could not look away
Just a fool with a dream
I was trying

Trying to please you baby
Trying to catch your eye
Trying to make you happy
Trying to make you smile
Trying to be my best
And trying to let you know just how I feel
Track Name: Settle Down
Settle Down .................................. by John Demarkis
It's time to settle down
Find your place along the way
It's time to settle down
Your younger days have slipped away

It's time to settle down
Plant your feet on firmer ground
It's time to settle down, settle down

You said goodbye to all your friends
Then you hit the road to who knows where
Now's the time. the time to settle down
Find your place when you get there

It's time to settle down
Plant your feet on firmer ground
It's time to settle down, settle down

Well it's time to live my dreams
Said it's time to live my dreams
Maybe we can live the kind of life we've always wanted
Never gonna give up trying for a happier life

It's time to settle down
Your younger days have slipped away
It's time to settle down and find your place
Track Name: Before You Go
Before You Go ................................ by John Demarkis

One more kiss before you leave me
One more smile before you go
When you get to California
Please be sure to let me know
You've know idea how much I care about you
So one more kiss before you go

When I wake up tomorrow morning
Our house will seem so dark and cold
It's always warm in California
At least that's what I've been told
You'll be there and I'll be here without you
So one more kiss before you go

Just one more kiss before you leave me
Just one more smile before you go
You've know idea how much I care about you
So one more kiss before you go
One more kiss before you go
Before you go
Track Name: It Was You
It Was You ................ by John Demarkis & John Marsden

I remember the golden days
When we were wild and young
Spin the beach on a summer night
Out looking for fun
We'd drive around in your old mans car
Looking for something to do
It was you, oh it was you

I grew up in a small town
And a home full of love
My parents taught me right from wrong
And that was always enough
Maybe those were different times
It seems like I always kmew
It was you, oh it was you

Right by my side it was you
The one that I trust, it was you
Yes it was
Right by my side it was you
When I needed a friend oh it was you

Seems just like yesterday when we were wild and young
We've been together all this time
You are the one
I still feel the way I did all those years ago
It was you, oh it was you
Track Name: Some Things
Some Things .......................... by John Demarkis

When that feeling is gone
When there's nothing you can say
You need to be strong
To just make it through one day
Just keep moving on
When the world doesn't seem to turn your way
Keep moving along
Cause tomorrow the sky won't look so gray

Some things will change
Some will stay just the same
Life can be strange in it's way

New love can be found
If you leave the past behind
Keep both feet on the ground
And be sure to keep an open mind

Some things will change
Some will stay just the same
Life can be strange in it's way
Track Name: Thanks To You
Thanks To You .............................. by John Demarkis

Thanks to you there's something good in my life
Thanks to you there's beauty for my eyes
It must be true, the sun came out this morning
And I was there with you

Thanks to you there's joy behind my smile
Thanks to you, it's something you should know
All you give, it doesn't go unnoticed
I put my trust in you
I could not love you more
That's what I'm most thankful for
Thanks to you

Thanks to you I'm a better person
Thanks to you I can be myself
And thanks to you there doesn't have to be a reason
It feels so right with you
Thanks to you

It feels so right with you

Thanks to you there's something good in my life
Thanks to you there's beauty for my eyes
It must be true, the sun came out this morning
And I was there with you
Track Name: By Your Side
By Your Side .............. by John Demarkis & John Marsden

Through the darkest moments
Through the darkest times
And all the nights you've cried
And when you were lonely or feeling down
I was right there by your side
I've always loved you
My heart's open wide
As sure as tomorrow
I'll be right there by your side

Nothing's come easy
The same goes for love
And heaven knows I've tired
But this time it's different than any time before
It just could not be denied
I've always loved you
My heart's open wide
As sure as tomorrow
I'll be right there by your side

By your side through the sad times
By your side through the good times too
By your side when you needed someone
By your side when you were blue

Through the darkest moments
Through the darkest times
And all the nights you've cried
And when you were lonely or feeling down
I was right there by your side
I've always loved you
My heart's open wide
As sure as tomorrow
I'll be right there by your side
Track Name: So True
So True .................... by John Demarkis & John Marsden

I give you everything
This song's for you
Could all these words I sing
Prove what I feel is true
So true

You are my everything
I love for you
You're my everything
There's so much that we've been through
You know it's true

Everything I give to you is coming from the heart
I don't want to think we'd let it fall apart
And everything I'm feeling is so real
And girl this song's for you
What else can I do
When this love that I'm feeling inside is true
So true
It's true, so true
Track Name: I'll Be There
I'll be There ............... by John Demarkis & John Marsden

If you're ever down and you need someone
I'll be there
When there's no one around and you're all alone
I'll be there
And if you feel like there's no one with time to show they care
I'll be there
You know I'll keep this promise
And I honestly swear that I'll be there
If someone breaks your sweet heart in two
I'll be there
If you ever want to be with someone new
I'll be there, I'll be there
Yeah!

I'll be there and I'll hear you out
Cause I'm the one who cares what you're thinking about
And I'm the one who'll save you before you reach despair
I honestly swear that I'll be there

And if it feels like there's no one with time to show they care
I'll be there
Yeah, I'll make this promise
And I honestly swear that I'll be there
I'll be there

If you're ever down and you need someone
I'll be there

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