Play with Me

by John Furst

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about

This is an instrumental album of songs, half-songs and wannabes. Lo-fi practice songs that were never recorded properly, and possibly never will be. I asked friends and family members to listen to the selected track that I sent to them, and asked that they give me its title. Everyone came up with the perfect title to the song they were given. Colin Furst took it one step further by writing lyrics to his song. Lawrence Lanahan wrote lyrics to the song Gerrit Wessendorf titled. I love the spirit of communal creativity and thank all who played with me.

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released July 15, 2009

all songs written, performed and produced by John Furst except* and **
* Music by John Furst / Lyrics by Colin Furst
** Music by John Furst / Lyrics by Lawrence Lanahan
originally recorded on a 2-track tape recorder, Parkville, Maryland
cover art by Yu-Ching Mak
Management: Studio Wessendorf
(C) John Furst 2009

"Woolgathered" title courtesy of Susan
"The Moment I Knew" title courtesy of Colin Furst
"Remembering Home" title courtesy of Erica Griggs
"Hello Dear World, Goodbye" title courtesy of Yu-Ching Mak
"In an Empty Room" title courtesy of Heather Bassa
"Deadwood's No. 10" title courtesy of Alice Wessendorf
"A Thousand Kisses Along My Spine" title courtesy of Rachel Furst
"An Ode to Ed" title courtesy of Theresa Furst
"Pere Lachaise" title courtesy of Gerrit Wessendorf
"In Search of Carousels Past" title courtesy of Lawrence Lanahan
"Loved Lived Lost" title courtesy of Yu-Ching Mak

Special thanks to Susan, Yu-Ching Mak, Colin Furst, Lawrence Lanahan, Erica, Rachel, Terry, John Lane, Bouvet Island, and all my friends and family who played with me.

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Track Name: The Moment I Knew*
Start the day
Its washed away
Before all this
A time when the world was new
Before the sun turned grey
Was an instant so true
The moment I knew

That she’d be real
That she’d be mine
The prophets never knew
No one could have predicted
A story so true
The moment I knew

No one else heard her song
No one else got her name
Bells didn’t ring for long
The day my whole world had changed

No one wrote a book
Or took a look
I asked why but they’d
No clue
Lost to the ages, all the
Sages
Asked who?
The moment I knew

Lost in the sun
There’s no one
Before all this
A time when my cares
Were few
Before the fates came ‘round
Doing what all fates do
The moment I knew

Where Atlantis was
What she was like
Historians never knew
Now over them both
Is an ocean of blue
The moment I knew

No one else saw her face
No one else marked the time
A vision in white and lace
A miracle who was mine

No one wrote a book
Or took a look
I asked why but they’d
No clue
Lost to the ages, all the
Pages
For you
The moment I knew

(Lyrics: Colin Furst)
Track Name: Pere Lachaise**
“What wonder
That the saints do not always
Show themselves inspired.”
Yes we all watched Peter fall.
Fruitful
Doubts among believers,
Doubts that will protect us –
Search for your truth, let love be.

Let our love be.
Let your mistakes shine like the stars.
God loves the stars.

“This tyrant
of the mind triumphed
over all my wisdom.”
How vain it is to flee from love.
Hide love
And silence will speak it.
Build a wall of reason
Love paints a door and walks right through.

Let our love be.
Let your mistakes shine like the stars.
God loves the stars
And what is unseen.
Sins can please God.
My sin can’t be seen.
Your eyes are my stars.
God loves the stars
And what is unseen.
Sins can please God.
My sin can’t be seen.

“Mix my
Grief with yours” darling
Mix me a potion
So that we both will forget.
Pry me
From my God and help me
Find a ray of hope in
Love that is constant and dead.

Let our love be.
Let your mistakes shine like the stars.
God loves the stars
And what is unseen.
Sins can please God.
My sin can’t be seen.
Your eyes are my stars.
God loves the stars
And what is unseen.
Sins can please God.
My sin can’t be seen.
Your breath is my star.
God loves the stars
And what is unseen.
Sins can please God.
My sin can’t be seen.
Your love is my star.
God loves the stars
And what is unseen.
Sins can please God.
My sin can’t be seen.
My lust is my star.
My lust can’t be seen…

(Lyrics: Lawrence Lanahan)