Beautiful Strangers

by The John Whites

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released December 11, 2015

Performed by:
John White | Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Piano
Aaron Chiazza | Drums
Alexander Korostinsky | Bass, Lead Guitar, Piano, Moog Synthesizer, Mellotron, Drum Machine Programming

Written by:
John White
Except - Juke Box, Molly & Selfish Selfish Little Child written by John White and Josh Brown
Produced by: Alexander Korostinsky & John White
Arranged & Mixed by: Alexander Korostinsky at Red House Studios, Reno, NV
Engineered by: Aaron Chiazza & Mark Sexton
Album Artwork by: Aaron Chiazza
Album Artwork Color by: Chris O'Halloran
Mastered by: Jared Hirshland at Elysian Masters, Los Angeles, CA

Recorded to a 4-track cassette tape recorder in a basement.

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Track Name: All I Want
Through the door
I see your face
Your dark skin glows
Your eyes look my way
My feet feel frozen
Your sight takes my life away
For just a moment

For just a moment
You're all I want

We say, "Hello."
Then I walk by you and go
To my new home
The place where I'm all alone
And sleep alone
And wake to alarms alone
And drink alone
And breath for no one

You're all I want

A regret
When I first saw you I said
"She'll hate me
No, she could not love me I bet."
That's why I walked by
And watched my feet hit the sidewalk
I hope I, could one day see you

You're all I want
You're all I want
She's all I want
She's all I want
Track Name: Juke Box
They got this Juke Box playing all night
At this party Fifth street and Ninth
I'm sick and tired of staying inside
So I grab my wallet and coat
And I go

So many cars are lined up outside
And not a parking space is in sight
Thank God there's weed
And the beer is on ice
Let's grab those papers
And get these joins rolled
Yeah let's get stoned

Time flies
Time to get high
No more watching your paint dry

I scuffed my favorite speakers walking outside
I almost fell right into a fight
And then that girl she gave me the eyes
Four hours later we were tossing off our clothes
I'm pretty sure we locked the door

Time flies
Time to get high
No more watching your paint dry

No more pain baby
No longer to complain
My head is floating
I feel like I'm in space
Track Name: Holy Note
You say I want you
But tomorrow's got you
We'll I say everyday you got it

I grab and kiss you
To touch and please you
My fingers on your legs start rising

You want it there
(oh) You want it there
You want it 'til you sing your Holy Note
You want it there
(oh) You want it there
You want it 'til you sing your Holy Note
While I sing my Holy Note
While we feed our flesh and bones
As we feel our sorrows go
As we sing our Holy Note

The morning after
It starts with laughter
We smile and your eyes
Start shimmering

We brush then breakfast
Then back to sex 'cause
We've got no work today
No nothing

I hope this sits well
I pull your pig tails
You say, "Oh, baby, harder take me!"

The friction inching, girl
I feel your tension
How can I be sure I'm not dreaming?

Come inside baby
Take a ride baby
Don't you know that I want to baby girl
Come inside baby
Take a ride baby
Don't you know that I want you baby girl

The Bangkok Bike Crew
Is out to get you
You shoulda never stole there money

I will protect you
I play with swords too
And if I don't at least I tried babe
Track Name: Kiss You
I wanna kiss you babe
I wanna kiss you babe
I wanna hold you late into the night

I wanna kiss you babe
I wanna kiss you babe
That's why I drag my car all through the night

I call my friends up
None of them have woken
What makes true love
Is it a bond that
Can't be broken

I need your love
That's why tonight
That's why tonight I am racing
For at the finish line
I know you're there
I know you're waiting

I wanna kiss you babe
I wanna kiss you babe
I wanna hold you late into the night

I wanna kiss you babe
I wanna kiss you babe
That's why I drag my car all through the night

Guns burst tires burn
The smoke it start to billow
Now it's my turn
Here's my shot
Here's my only window

I speed up floor it
Pedal to the metal
One half mile
Then you'll be mine
Open my door then grab you

I wanna kiss you babe
I wanna kiss you babe
I wanna hold you late into the night

I wanna kiss you babe
I wanna kiss you babe
That's why I drag my car all through the night

I see the white line
Your hair waving behind it
I feel so alive
Oh girl I want you
It's blurred to my sides
But you're clear in sight
And now the leads mine tonight

I wanna kiss you babe
I wanna kiss you babe
I wanna hold you late into the night

I wanna kiss you babe
I wanna kiss you babe
That's why I drag my car all through the night
Track Name: In The Morning
I wake up in the morning to you
Pillows on the floor
You move in bed around you
All your blankets wave and flow

Where I come from that's just a part of it
My loneliness is good
For if I layed in bed beside you
Or reminded you of love
You'd slow motion on

I wake up in the morning to you
Playing your guitar
I feel the air around me
As I stare into the darkness
Of the hallway that surrounds us
As you echo down the hall
And your vibrations go forever
Only hit me for a moment
Then slow motion on

I wake up
I wake up

I wake up in the morning to
an emtpty room and no
no note from you explaining
How it pained but you had to go
Where I come from that's just a part of it
You're here and then you're gone
You just pick up right when you want to
Tie your bag to stick and run
And slow motion on

You packed in ice you roll your pupils
For one night the fog it spilled to
Blur your eyes and make you see me
As I write you, pleased to see you

I wake up in the morning
To my bookshelves on the floor
The whisky that I clung to
Isn't pouring anymore
Where I come from that's just a part of it
My loneliness is good
For if I ran and finally caught you
I don't know what I would do
Track Name: Home
If our love was so strong
Then were'd it go love
Because our ending seemed rushed
Through the crowded streets love
I walk around I walk around
I walk around I walk around
All around I'm looking for you,
Come back home

Your skin felt so soft
As I teared your clothes off
Girl, remember when we dodged the cops
In the car that we were steaming up
I walk around I walk around
I walk around I walk around
All around I'm searching for you
Come back home

I'm calling out your name girl
Oh why'd you have to go, why'd you have to go?
You're making a mistake girl
Oh baby come on home, oh baby come on home
It's a love you couldn't shape girl
Oh why'd you have to go, why'd you have to go?
No I just can't fucking shake it
Oh baby come on home

We used to dinner and show
Now I'm going in alone
Oh how we'll pay the rent
Oh baby we'll figure it out then
Oh baby come back home
Track Name: Molly
Molly I'll take you home
First I wanna dance babe
And I don't wanna dance alone
I said Molly I'll take you home
Light your cigarette a glow
And baby let's get on the floor

Girl I want your love
Can never get enough

And all I want is there out waiting on the dance floor
All I want is there out beating on the dance floor
All I want is, all I want is

Molly I'll take you home
But first I wanna feel your heart beat
Beat to the beat of this song
What's all the rush to go?
We've got time to hit the sheets girl
But first let's dance next to the speakers 'til they close

Until they say last call
I wanna feel you all over

And all I want is there out waiting on the dance floor
All I want is there out beating on the dance floor
All I want is, all I want is

Do you remember in the street
When we made love?
Oh darling will it ever be
The way it was?
Or am I chasing a dream
That never comes?
Oh darling it hurts to think
Let's dance it off because

And all I want is there out waiting on the dance floor
All I want is there out beating on the dance floor
All I want is, all I want is
(On the dance floor, on the dance floor baby)
Track Name: Selfish Selfish Little Child
You grabbed a hold
When we kissed in the alley
Then you let me go
Once you saw that you had me

Your auburn eyes
Under moonlight are glistening
Oh the sound love makes
Is heard if you're listening

The same goes for you
You're selfish too
The calico truth
I dreamed up for you

The record skips
You undress and kiss me
Between your hips
Drips sweeter than honey

You should have left
Me right where you found me
I'm broke as fuck
And your love needed buying

Look what you did and still do
You're selfish too
What you already knew
I whispered to you

Through and through
I've paid my dues
I swear to you
I'm there for you

To catch when you need to be catched
You jump in and take off your dress
The water goes up to our chests
No one else knows what this is

A game of chess,
My shadow death
Plays me
I play my best
But one day he'll
Check mate me

All the ones
You love
Tell them I
Love you
Love your
Enemies too
Or your hate it will
Consume you
Track Name: When The Leaves Were Changing
Why you sitting so far away from me?
A million miles away from me
Tomorrow comes no matter what choices I make
And that's why I continue to stay
exactly where I'm at

Why you standing so far away from me?
Is it because you're afraid of me?
Well I haven't seen you for so many years
And I haven't touched you for so many years

And baby darlin' your love, your love
It turns me on

Can you see me when you're so far away from me?
Can you hear me when you're so far away from me?
Well I know you love me so why can't you say?
And I know you love me so why can't you say?

And baby darlin' my love, my love
It turns you on

Yeah when the leaves were changing
It didn't mean a thing when the leaves were changing.
It didn't mean a thing to me
Track Name: Back In Love
Picking up
All the back pages
From where we left
We drive my car although
My heater's broken
Grab some coffee and
I'm lost in your eyes

We park along
A sea of automobiles
No lights are on
Except the city ones
And the stars up above
I don't care because
I'm lost in your eyes

Back in love
Please don't go
Back in love
Please don't go
Back in Love
Please don't go

I drop you off
Then you invite me in
So I go where you are
We're on your couch
The blankets flow to the the floor
I hold your hand and then
I'm lost in your eyes.

It's four o'clock
The yellow flowers
Look so bright in the dark
I say I've missed you and
I've longed for your love
I kiss your lips and then
I'm lost in your eyes

Back in love
Please don't go
Back in love
Please don't go
Back in Love
Please don't go

I touch your hair as I hold you
You breathe the air as I hold you
Whisper slowly as I hold you
Say you need me as I hold you

Back in love
Please don't go
Back in love
Please don't go
Back in Love
Please don't go