Sunday, December 16, 2018

Holy Father

Here is an old gem from the archives, a great little piece for a heavy metal or thrash band. Just the depths of the diversity of the lyrics within my book called “Without The Music.” If you are in a band or like great writing my book is a must. It took thirty years to write it. 

Holy Father

They always dress in black
With claws like lions ready to attack
Love is good love is to stay
Just don’t get in their way
Cause vermin if you do
They’re gonna crucify you

Oh holy father, father in the sky
Bless the B-2 bomber to make our enemy die
Abortion is bad killing is not meant to be
That is why we endorse the death penalty

Like an old suit they wear a smile
They perform with dancer’s grace and style
Feeding people lies since their youth
It’s a miracle anyone digests the truth
Oh holy father, father in the sky
Be with your people in places high
Help us opiate the poor
Let the peasant believe in our war

They always dress in black
With claws like lions ready to attack
Love is good love is to stay
Just don’t get in their way
Cause vermin if you do
They’re gonna crucify you

O holy father, father in the sky
Don’t give them the time to understand why
Keep on saying it’s from the book
And pray the people don’t take a look

We know it’s this but we’ll tell them that
Starve the poor while the rich get fat
It doesn’t matter if they’re young or old
As long as they do as their told
Oh holy father, father in the sky
In the still of night I hear a baby cry
O holy father, father in the sky

Could you please tell me why




Saturday, December 15, 2018

Hot Black Coffee And A Cigarette

Running down the latter years of my life I proudly turn back to my past and look at the work that I have done. Time brings distance and allows for honest self-evaluation. This lyric has been brought to life but unfortunately, I cannot produce the music for it. I have it saved on my computer but don’t know how to put it on the blog. There is a quantum leap from reading the words to hearing them sung. If you want to hear it send me a note and I’ll forward the song to you. Meanwhile, I have a host of lyrics like this in my book “Without The Music.” I am also happy to say that I am diligently writing more and more. 

Hot Black Coffee and a Cigarette

A thousand demos a day
All I can do is pray
When I rock and roll
It comes from the soul
I have sung them blues
Lived a life of bad news

Hot black coffee and a cigarette
How could life get better yet
Just enough to keep me going
Just enough to keep me growing
Hot black coffee and a cigarette

Looking for a soul to steal
The devil comes to make a deal
But I see through his disguise
Cause his words are only lies
The way Satan he function
He’ll take you to down to destruction

Hot black coffee and a cigarette
How could life get better yet
Just enough to keep me going
Just enough to keep me growing
Hot black coffee and a cigarette

Right now I’m below low
Up is the only way to go
Hitch hiking for a rocket
Only got three dollars in my pocket
But three will pay the toll
On the highway of Rock and Roll

Hot black coffee and a cigarette
How could life get better yet
Just enough to keep me going
Just enough to keep me growing
Hot black coffee and a cigarette

I see a light in the black night
I see a light burning green with delight
I hear a voice that always calls
I feel a hand that lifts as I fall
I may never make it to the top
But the truth is I’ll never stop

Hot black coffee and a cigarette
How could life get better yet
Just enough to keep me going
Just enough to keep me growing
Hot black coffee and a cigarette

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

"Going To Grenada" by John Kaniecki

Keeping on the Caribbean theme I am most happy to present to you “Going to Grenada.”  This song lyric was written in that sunny paradise inspired by the journey of my wife and me to her home. Maurice Bishop was perhaps the greatest political mind of the twenty-first century.

You will find this gem and many others in my book of song lyrics called “Without The Music.” If you have are a singer and what some material it is a must. Or from a purely poetic point of view, it is a work worthy of exploration. 


Going To Grenada

JFK was miles away to catch the plane
City in fright, security tight what a pain
Took off my belt and I mooned the guard
Never knew going to Grenada would be so hard

Going to Grenada
The Island in the sea
Going to Grenada
With my Love with me

Landed in the sun, really felt the heat
Maurice Bishop airport that name’s a treat
Long ago the man fought for all our dreams
Rose like an angel only to fall in screams

Going to Grenada
Revolution does survive
Going to Grenada
Our hopes are still alive

Family, friends, we are kinfolk one and all
Calypso, hip hop, reggae, prophets call
Times hard, money tight but hopes run high
Maurice is dead but dreams can never die

Music puts the Love in motion
Sunny beaches by the ocean
Riches here beyond compare
For all of us to share?

Going to Grenada
Can you read between the lines
Going to Grenada
Everything will be fine

My throat dry, belly empty, where is righteousness
Jesus was well until Judas gave his kiss
On that hill on that cross blood was shed for peace
The world could use another man like you Maurice

Going to Grenada
God I beg you for your grace
Going to Grenada

Help the human race



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Hot In Jamaica

Hot In Jamaica

Jamaica has the finest rum
And the ladies love to have fun

In the hot hot sun

A poem sitting docile in the memory banks of my computer. Thought I’d share it with you on this blustery Sunday evening.


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Sunday, November 25, 2018

"A Day's Weather" poetry book by John Kaniecki

Rain

Down the rains came,
Splattering heavenly tears
Mourning over sinful years
Mankind is still the same
Playing the part of the fool
Same today as yesterday
We cannot even obey
The simple Golden Rule

And thus begins an epic poem…

“A Day’s Weather” is my first poetry chapbook. The date on the book I have recorded is January 25, 1991, but I am sure that the writing is older than that. This journey through time shows my mind and my writing when my epic literary journey began.

Refreshing

Hey will you be my friend
We’ll be loyal to the end
We can share our toys
Laughs innocent boys
They are guiltless when they
Forget their father’s way

Colt arise
Open your eyes
Life has just begun
Soon you will run
Nuzzled by mother’s nose
How graceful a horse grows
Walking in but a day
Soon galloping on his way
Gittup, gittup and run
Life has just begun

“A Day’s Weather” explores the world poetically expressing each phase of the weather in poetic form. It is a warm and endearing book. It is ideal for a child approaching their teenage years. It is a great introduction to the world of poetry.

The Rainbow

What could be better than this?
A day filled with overwhelming bliss

Wonders will never cease
How great are my people
Look up in the heavens with a glow
There lies a glorious rainbow
Sevens rays a colored delight
Fills my heart with unending light

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Monday, November 12, 2018

In Our Land Of Oz by John Kaniecki

In Our Land of Oz

By John Kaniecki

Tin Man leads Scarecrow
On the Yellow Brick Road
Strolling, rolling always on the go
Dorothy in the sweetness of her teens
Oh if only you could know
What lurks between the obscenes
Tin Man cruel and vile
Scarecrow in constant denial
As the vibrant, virgin whore
Poses for a camera flash
Rolling Stone defines the score
And they pay you off in cash
On the Yellow Brick Road

Tin Man calculates psychological illusion
Scarecrow charges blindly as he pathetically screams
As Dorothy, she softly dreams
For some way out of innocent confusion
And Lions in Masses abound
Quiet as cowardly mice making no sound
As Oz sits upon the throne
And my has apathy grown
And Scarecrow is clinically insane
Intoxicating using anything for the pain
On the Yellow Brick Road

Oz’ voice thunders above the crowd
Who cares what he says it’s plenty loud
Tin Man silently, privately laments
Depraved darkness with vampiric desire
No heart, no soul, to kindle any fire
A strict rule, nobody repents
On the Yellow Brick Road

Ruby Red Slippers click, click, click, three times
If you’re the Law you can commit no crimes
And Chief Joseph laughs in most bitter tears
Oz is far worse than any of his fears
Dorothy lip syncs and gets the lyrics wrong
While Hopi dance singing tomorrow’s song
Ask Langston Hughes when it will explode

On the Yellow Brick Road




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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Scarecrow song lyric by John Kaniecki

This gem is from an attempt to at a concept album. It got eight song lyrics into it. If you are a musician and would like to collaborate send me a message. 


Scarecrow

I was as thin as the wind
My dirty long hair was a sin
The holes in my jeans weren’t style
Still I did my best to smile

Mother was always pushing me out
Another uncle visiting no doubt
An x rated deflated reality
Best to flee to a happy fantasy

I was always on the go
Went by the name scarecrow
I have secrets you don’t know
Please call me scarecrow

It’s a terrible thing to want to die
When like rain endless tears I cry
I would like to ask the Good Lord why
But I hear loud and clear he’s but a lie

I was always on the go
Went by the name scarecrow
I have secrets you don’t know
Please call me scarecrow

Seven years old and the world is black
I’m going to run never coming back
But I know the dangers of the street
What children will do for a bite to eat

I was always on the go
Went by the name scarecrow
I have secrets you don’t know
Please call me scarecrow

I am hollow with a brain of straw
Believing in love was my tragic flaw
I wish I went blind seeing what I saw
You can never leave once you enter the door

I was always on the go
Went by the name scarecrow
I have secrets you don’t know

Please call me scarecrow


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