John By The Water

by Jackson Cavalier

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This is the first single off of my forthcoming album. This will be my first full length solo album of all original music and is being funded by an indiegogo campaign. If you'd like to see that the rest of the album gets recorded, mixed, mastered, and into your eardrums, please donate today!


John throw me into the water, I'm burning
Don't lift me up til you see my eyes turning
They're rolling back in my head, rolling back in my head
So cast of my soul and my sin, and leave me for dead

John what's my name, I'm falling for certain
I'm looking for a rung but there's nothing believe me I'm searching
I'm going to hell, yes I'm going straight to hell
So cast of my soul and my sin. and let them ring those bells

John feel the water holding down my chest
Oh am I dying, bring out the dead in the chorus line.
And they go howl

John will you buy me a pearly white casket, break my nose if I die pretty please man I'm asking
Where is my lover, yes where is my Mary
Cast off my soul and my sin yes I've grown so weary

John feel the water filling up these lungs
Oh am I dying I can taste death on my tongue
So bittersweet
And I sing, Howl

When I die, when I die please bury me
With two tokens right over these here eyes
Take me down to St.James infirmary man where I shall linger by and by
Cuz I want those 6 crap shootin pallbearers
I want that chorus girl there to sing me her song
Put a punk rock band on my hearse wagon
To raise hell as we roll along

John feel the water holding down my chest
Oh am I dying, bring out the dead in the chorus line.
And they go howl

John what's my name, John what's my name boy, John what's my name?


released October 20, 2016
Written and performed by Jackson Cavalier
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dave Drago at 1809 Studios



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Jackson Cavalier Rochester, New York

A band of soldiers on the cosmic highway, spanning all space and time. Knowing only three truths: That music is the universal language of dreamers, those dreams dreamt our founded on the empty space inside the heart, and the heart is the only thing that keeps the omnipresent ever-expanding soul eternal, unbound. ... more

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