Oceans In My Mind

by John Christian

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I recorded this in the radio booth at CTV Radio News in 1996. The drummer is someone I did not know very well. I forget his name.

It has been digitally re-mastered.

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released February 1, 1996

John Christian - guitar, bass, percussion, synthesizer, didgeridoo, tire rim, sampling, vocals.
Drums by unknown.
Mike Novak plays saxophone on "Banana Boats Come Dead Baby Arrive"

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Track Name: Jonas Contact
This contact of division reminds me of relations
Who laugh and spoil you rotten because they feel they have to
Our Jonah made a contact uncertain up the ladder
Be careful don’t you stumble the higher that you travel
Here stands your only father – the founder of the nation
Reserves unfailing power to terminate the pressure
To work and earn our paper – Our Jonah’s made a contact

This reminds me of Gulliver tied down by those effeminate
The product of the system induces hibernation
Our Jonah made a contact; the wailing of the banshee
Is there to serve you warning of approaching death in the family
No violence can entomb you – uninvolved now lest I slumber
This order has a number – out of our heads call the doctor
Will free them from the animal – Our Jonah makes a contact

The power of division has been known to be the problem
Of aggression of a nation; return to who you are
Our Jonah made a contact; now you should file your comeback
We’re supporting our obsession – we’re designing motivation
All life and death surround you – I would not ever blame you
This order has a number and in our heart we have the doctor
Let it burn out of control – Our Jonah makes a contact
Track Name: Miss Information
Compassion come daily has formed our attitude
Imagine heaven with groundless gratitude
A meter’s required to measure interest
Believe in Miss Information
And admit you do confess

Dance Miss Information…you can dance Miss Information

Your pockets are empty; your wardrobe disarray
They tear up your backyard
Foundations they must lay
For their new found housing
Anything would be let in
And you would use Miss Information and we do confess

Dance Miss Information…you can dance Miss Information

Some people petition to open up the door
And take on foundations for this would be the cure
We see the world dying though times we overthrow
Remember the passion and what we do confess

Dance Miss Information…you can dance Miss Information

Compassion come daily has formed our attitude
Imagine heaven … oh Miss Information

Dance Miss Information…
you can dance you can dance you can dance Miss Information
Track Name: Waves 1
I am not the undertow
I respire gently
In they come and out they go
Diamonds are not plenty
I can’t believe where I’ve
Is it really through me
In it drown the seas I swim
Waves all around me

‘Cause I am not the undertow
You can live without me
I have lived some years before
See the past surround me
If I listen to the pavement
I can hear them laughing
So I go on and be the same
They cannot change me

‘Cause I am not the undertow
Track Name: Banana Boats Come Dead Baby Arrive
Wake me up early every Monday morning
Walk up to the beach and with hardly a warning
I’m forced to find work in the factory
To try to make a living for my family

Banana boats come; dead baby arrive

So I wander ‘round the docks in search of occupation
I’m sure I’ll some work with my dedication
I’m stupid – I have never learned from history
I’ll have to find another way to be free because

Banana boats come; dead baby arrive

I walk up to me hut – there’s no food on the table
My woman says to me ‘John, see if you’re able…
To try to get a job at the armory…
Today’s nuclear advancements offers opportunities, since…’

Banana boats come; dead baby arrive

Wake me up early every Monday morning
Walk up to the beach – now I’ll give you a warning
What you’re about to see is part of a design
The rest is still the future waiting for the time when

Banana boats come; dead baby arrive
Track Name: North Of The Border Of Hope
Three men from a icy city north of the border of hope
Came to this town with intentions in mind to sacrifice the pope
“Hold a minute son” said the border king “The queen’s about the rise and
Set straight in your mind once and for all time there is no freedom prize”
Our heroes were told of a hidden gold buried between the soil
So they got out their tools needed for discovery and began to toil
Time passed by without a cry of rejoicement in their heart
And after a while the three gave up figuring the queen was much too smart

And the border king said

“Don’t know how I should tell you son but better it not be too late…
You see the queen’s insane; she’s got earwigs in her brain…
while she commanding us our fate…
But go ahead and seek your fortune; go ahead and make a try…
Just remember what I have told you when you are wondering why”
Now the three men felt uneasy after hearing what the border king had said
Though they continued to search for the treasure
They thought it might be in their heads
So they sat down and questioned themselves what is it that they want
And after some time they came to a find of riches in their hearts

And the border king cried
Track Name: Waves 2
I am not the undertow
I respire gently
In they come and out they go
Diamonds are not plenty
I can’t believe where I’ve
Is it really through me
In it drown the seas I swim
Waves all around me

‘Cause I am not the undertow
You can live without me
I have lived some years before
See the past surround me
If I listen to the pavement
I can hear them laughing
So I go on and be the same
They cannot change me

‘Cause I am not the undertow
Track Name: The Way 2
Hooray for all the diplomatic
Fools believers in the human race
Their name shall so endure
Don’t you know that I maim boy
Don’t you know that I maim
Caressing in philosophy
The world we struggle in it seems
To contradict in all it sees
Don’t you know your own name boy
Don’t you know your own name
Every time we close our eyes
The fear creeps into open skies
We see it flashing past our eyes
Don’t you know who to blame boy
Don’t you know who to blame
We’ve all been told what is our fate
There’s communists in every state
Yet all we do is hesitate
Don’t you know that you’re lame boy
Don’t you know that you’re lame
Now that we have come to this
Demanding for our golden kiss
Yet don’t know what it is you miss
Don’t you know it’s the same boy
Don’t you know it’s the same
Claiming that you’re turning blue
From lack of love not shining through
The clouds that linger over you
Don’t you know when it rains boy
Don’t you know when it rains
The Way is cast and in we crawl
By faith we enter it at all
The future’s bright let’s have a ball
Don’t you know it’s the Way boy
Don’t you know it’s the Way