Resolution

by John Jordan

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1.
Resolution 04:20
RESOLUTION They said in 2000 All computers would fail It was pretty arousin’ But it was just a tale They said 2012 Would bring armageddon Did the plans just get shelved Or am I now deadened In 2018 We learned it’s all fake Nothing on our screens Will make us awake Now it is ending A new year has come I’ll still be spending All my income My resolution Is not to give up The only solution Is not to burn up Let me be confucian And look to the future Bring the revolution I’ll blow the Buescher My resolution Is to eat the rich There’s no substitution For flipping the switch In my destitution I’m hatching a plan For a revolution To save every man The trouble with Batman and Iron Man Is they’re rich billionaires That use violence when they can Just end the nightmare By sharing the money That they’ve been hoarding You think this is funny The power they’re lording Instead of a beating On some wanting soul They could be treating The starving to a bowl The problem it is not The thief who is stealing It’s those who have bought What the devil is dealing The greatest con the greatest scam That money is the measure of man That those with hands upon the faucet Will only open it for profit That only greed can fuel our engine We’re not feeling we’re not thinking Do what’s right because it’s right Not only if it grows your might Stop this consumerist blindness Let us be driven by only kindness Feather our own nests much less And take care of all the rest Spock said it it must be true Needs of the many outweigh the few Stop your crying stop you sulking Listen to your sacred Vulcan
2.
Evergreen 02:43
Evergreen Evergreen Society Gets you where you want to be Evergreen in Kitsalano Family-run just gotta follow Evergreen Society Cleanest buds in all BC Evergreen Vancouver Health and well-being improver Whether it’s herbs or CBD oil No matter what you need We’re Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes of weed From clean water and pure soil None the richer, none the wiser Behind our counter we do toil With rolling papers and vaporizers Entering a brand new era Come on ride with us Brighter days on the horizon Let’s all get on the bus Now it ends this prohibition Now begins the dawn The cancer has gone into remission And we will go on and on
3.
She only calls me when she's drunk I only call her when I'm horny Who'd a thunk who'd a thunk Our relationship would be so thorny She only calls me when she's lit I only call her when I'm feelin' it We can't stand each other I'm telling you brother That's why we never see each other One drink, two drinks, three drinks, four Can't even set one foot out the door She's a stumbling drunk ass bitch But sometimes I just get an itch Nostalgia for days long gone When we sang a sweeter song When one hand washed the other Single man and single mother But since her child went away She's been drinking every day I feel for her I do feel sad That she's always feeling bad Tried to help but she's a bottomless pit And I let her get away with it Try to lift her up when she feels down But can't stand having her around Eating garbage staying out late I would not want to have her fate As youth's blossoms fall away Both of us just wither away Two lost souls wandering the plains On separate tracks our separate trains When she calls I see her number My heart becomes a little number I know that if I take the call My mood will surely take a fall But I can't seem to give up completely Even though I don't want her to see me So I just listen, lend an ear Listen to her doom and drear And offer soothing words of comfort But by her I will no longer be hurt Yes I know she has nothing to offer But I am not going to write off her There's always hope she'll find the light And make it safe out of the night So I grit my teeth and hear her Trying so hard not to fear her I'm not buying what she's sellin' She really puts the Hell in Helen
4.
The 'Scrip 04:23
The Scrip’ So many drugs In my system There’s no drug I am missing I got all The right prescriptions Take em all According to directions So many drugs All up in me If you got a bug Just pop a drug see So many drugs So little time You got yours And I got mine So many drugs Running through my veins All try to keep me From going insane So many drugs I gotta swallow So many directions I gotta follow So many drugs Such variety I take them all With impropriety So many drugs Have we gone mad What about reality’s So bad Nicotine first order of business First thing every day I put in this Each cigarette is fifteen minutes Off the end of the time you will put in it But at the end those are the days That are the worst ones anyways I don’t care what anyone says Nicotine activates What’s a smoke without a coffee When my pot is full things just slide off me I can handle whatever be WIth a hot cup next to me Caffeine you’re my Batarang Not enough songs about you been sang Throughout the land your legend rang You’re badder than the Wu Tang Clan Sometimes the best things come in bottles Moosehead lager revs my throttles I swear to you the brews I got’ll Make you think you’re Aristotle Bubbly brew, effervescent mead Do your little dirty deed Give me the confidence I need But wait I still gotta get to weed Cannabis oh THC Get yourself inside of me Help me write a killer riff Kiss me fool you silly spliff Nothing else makes me say, “Yay” And crank the bass on the reggae Sing a song in the early morn But wait until I blow my horn Lastly there’s the ones assigned To level out my manic mind Lithium and risperdal Every day I take it all Saves me from being a helpless slave Helps me always to behave No slave to joy or sadness neither In them I am a true believer
5.
Ivy From The Future She’s 13 hours ahead of me Clocking her time in the Philippines I think she just might be chaotic neutral Sweet little Ivy from the future For me it’s early for her it’s late But intertwined are our fates My early morning’s her afternoon Ivy’s just like a real cartoon She’s cute and adorable Nothing about her is horrible Her to me I would love to suture Sweet little Ivy from the future My evenings are her next mornings Our conversations are never boring We say it all by saying nothing Never stressing, never rushing I must send her some pesetas Cause she doesn’t got no data I can’t send her no pics of Humbert Even though she sent me her number Ivy, please try me, Please do not deny me Oh Ivy, oh Ivy Your beauty paralyze me Ivy, say Ivy, I hope one day you’ll spy me Coming through the airport With my suitcase behind me One day I will fly across the sea And visit sweet little Ivy I want to be a worthy suitor For sweet little Ivy from the future
6.
She's Heavy 04:27
She’s Heavy Heavy you’re as light as air You weigh next to nothing Oh Heavy how for you I care I promise I’m not bluffing Heavy you’re a lump of joy Sitting in my lap You’re a girl you’re not a boy My heart you have trapped I look into your little eyes And happiness looks back You’re my treasure you’re my prize And nothing will you lack I will give you everything On a silver platter I will make up songs to sing About how you’re all that matters All my life you were just a dream Then one day you came true And now it really seems to me That all that matters is you Heavy you’re my moon and stars Heavy you’re my Heaven Whether you’re near or you’re far You’re my lucky seven I will always hold you close Whether you’re near or far You’ll always be the one I chose No matter where you are I will feed you and give you clothes And hold you when you cry, see No one loves you more than I Your little mama Ivy Heavy baby, Heavy honey We’ll always be together We may not have all the money But together we will weather All the sun and all the storms All that fate will send us Nothing can ever tear us apart Nothing can ever end us
7.
NDG: Neighbours Doing Good Neighbours doing good In the neighbourhood Smiling at each other in the streets Nerighbours helping out Is there any doubt That that is what we need Neighbours doing good That’s NDG That is what it stands for Neighbours doing good In the neighbourhood That is what we plan for Do your best on Sherbrooke West Be a champ on Monkland Say hello on Cote-St-Antoine And bring your dog to Girouard Shop organic at the Co-op Stock up at Le Depot Let Niki at Cosmos fill you up While you hang with all the people Neighbours doing good That’s NDG That is what it stands for Neighbours doing good In the neighbourhood That is what we plan for Neighbours doing good In the neighbourhood Smiling at each other in the streets Nerighbours helping out Is there any doubt That that is what we need Marvel at Our Lady of Grace The mural by the depanneur A stop at the Alley Cat Gallery Is certainly de rigeur Skate the rinks at LCC Or in one of the parks You don’t need to worry about being safe When walking home after dark Little kids and dogs on leashes Running in the streets You know that every one and each is Just so dear to me This my home I love it here It’s the best neighbourhood Because the people really care About doing each other some good Neighbours doing good In the neighbourhood Smiling at each other in the streets Nerighbours helping out Is there any doubt That that is what we need Neighbours doing good That’s NDG That is what it stands for Neighbours doing good In the neighbourhood That is what we plan for
8.
Cool Ska Girlfriend I’m looking for you Cool Ska Girlfriend Those things that you do Cool Ska Girlfriend Who won’t break the bank Cool Ska Girlfriend Who loves to skank Cool Ska Girlfriend you are my number one Cool Ska Girlfriend you are just so much fun Cool Ska Girlfriend do whatever you please Cool Ska Girlfriend just do it with me Cool Ska Girlfriend With your skirt and your boots Cool Ska Girlfriend Let me take off my suit Cool Ska Girlfriend I can’t take any more I wanna see all our clothes On the floor Cool Ska Girlfriend tell me that you exist Cool Ska Girlfriend you I cannot resist Cool Ska Girlfriend where you been all my life? Cool Ska Girlfriend be my Cool Ska Wife? All my life I’ve been searching for A queen who can rule on the dance floor I started at the start and will go to the end I’ll do anything to find my Cool Ska Girlfriend I know she is out there, I know she is fire You may not believe me but I ain’t no liar She’s gotta be ska and she’s gotta be cool Maybe I just gotta go back to high school
9.
Baby I miss you I miss you so much Baby I miss you I so miss your touch Baby I’m trying To wait for our time Baby I’m dying When will you be mine Baby I miss you when are you getting here? Baby I miss you, baby I miss you dear Baby you’re so far ahead of your time Baby please wait for me and we will be fine Baby your absence Is so upsetting It doesn’t make sense What am I not getting You are the one The one I am choosing When you’re not around I feel like I’m losing Baby I’m trying To wait for our time Baby I’m dying When will you be mine Baby I miss you I miss you so much Baby I miss you I so miss your touch Baby I miss you it’s you that I miss Baby I miss you I’m missing your kiss Baby you got to get into my orbit Baby you got to, baby I implore it All of my life For you I have waited Will you be the wife I’ve anticipated United we stand Divided we fall Baby I miss you You are my all Because of Osmosis I don’t even try You’re my psychosis The answer to why I am so crazy Crazy about you Come on let’s be hasty Let’s do what we do We got the time And we got the power Let’s bring the light To brighten our hours All of the night time And all of the days Right now is the right time To go our own way Baby I miss you I miss you so much Baby I miss you I so miss your touch Baby I’m trying To wait for our time Baby I’m dying When will you be mine
10.
Preheat the oven to 245
 Make that cannabis come alive
 About 25 minutes should do it
 Then the butter you add to it 
Heat on low for at least 3 hours
 Stir it as often as you have the power
 Strain it and put it in the refrigerator
 So it will be ready when you need it later Captain Cannabis Cookie Monster 
Just one cookie and I'm a goner
 Get in my belly and get in my gut
 You're the best snacktime pick me up 
Cookie monster cookie fiend 
I ain't crabby I ain't mean
 Take my cookies with a glass of milk
 Turning a sow's ear into silk Brown and white sugar come together
 Mix with your butter it gets better
 Egg and vanilla go in next 
I tell you this is better than sex
 Flour salt and baking soda
 Oh my my here comes the coda
 Add your chocolate chips right in it
 Bake that shit for 25 minutes Cookie monster, monster high 
Cookie monster, I'm that guy
 Don't be frightened don't be scared
 Just try this cookie I've prepared
 Set aside the next few hours
 To feel my cookie monster powers
 You'll soar high you won't come down 
Until tomorrow comes around
11.
Walk Like a Refugee Walk for your life Leave behind your enemy Walk away from strife Walk like a refugee Like your life’s in the balance Walk until you can see The dream you have been challenged Be they foreign bombs falling around Making life unsafe and unsound When there is not enough food to eat When you risk your life walking the streets When your children must grow up in fear Of all the dangers present here Perhaps now has come the day When you must decide to walk away Across the land, across the sea Nothing is too far to be free No road too long no ocean too wide To stop your freedom-seeking tide We wait for you here in the West Where many know not how they’re blessed With relative peace and opportunity My arms are open, come live with me I know the journey is so long Listen to me, hear my song In my land we are awaiting We have the society you’re anticipating We have the land and we have the will We need your heart we need your skill Come live with us and stay a while Be safe, be welcome, we want your smile O Canada! Your home and native land! True human love in all our souls’ command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, Our friends from far off shores! From far and wide, O Canada, Immigration brings us more. Love keeps our land, glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee; O Refugees, we stand on guard for thee

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Recorded & mixed by John Jordan at Osmosis HQ

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released February 3, 2019

All vocals and instruments by John Jordan

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Osmosis Unlimited Montreal, Québec

Saxophonist singer John Jordan and a collection of Montreal's finest musicians produce original music in ska, reggae, rock, soul, and a host of other genres.

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