SPIRIT JOSH

by spirit josh

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this album is a gift to josh, little brother of matt jonn lewis, on his would be 21st birthday. josh passed away a little over two years ago and left matt a little money with which he bought a guitar and wrote to the ether.

i love you josh, i miss you each day. you were so great that the world couldn't hold you, and the stars reached down to take you with them. now you’re just with us in a bigger way, and sometimes i even think you write my songs. what i miss most about you is your big open, curious heart that saw the light in everything. you realized before me that it was easier to love everything than to hate anything, and i only found out later.

grab life by the horns and never miss a single second. SPIRIT JOSH FOREVER! godspeed - matt jonn lewis April 6/19

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released April 6, 2019

spirit josh is jonn lewis, sam szigeti & alex nunes
we are a collaborative effort, accompanied by a multitude of artists (including live performers kyle top and sam elliott.)
this album was recorded by spirit josh between april/18-april/19

mastered by alex nunes
cover art by lula p.
photo of josh by bronwyn gardiner
additional art credits for spirit josh go to sebastian nunes, alex nunes and jonn lewis

thank you to everyone who supports the spirit,
family
and above all, thank you josh


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Track Name: lil black train & the chapel of love
it was this sickness that was bringing him down
he didn't wanna go nowhere, tried to scatter like a hound
there were no treatment in this whole wide land
that could bring him up, he was damned
headed to the station from the face of this world
hop a little black train and waved goodbye his girl

it was this sickness that was bringing him down
he didn't wanna go nowhere, tried to scatter like a hound
there were no treatment in this whole wide land
that could bring him up, he was damned
headed to the station from the chapel of love
Track Name: neighborhood boy
a year ago today
you made a promise to me
that we would grow old together
now, where are you today?
while i sit here wondering
oh, where you are today

i know it's not your fault either
that you
slipped into the ether

you lost your whole wide world
Track Name: wind city
phone's ringing, at eleven o'clock
:did you hear the news?
me and my old friends don't talk
:jim's in trouble, he's going to jail
jim what'd'ya do this time?
:he robbed a store,
choked her out and laid her out on the floor
:jim's in trouble, a couple years in the pen
jim what'd'ya do this time?
:he robbed a store,
said he brought in a long gun and laid her out on the floor
around the counter he shortened up the register
and someone walked in, he made a break for the door
then he got busted
jim what'd'ya do that for?

there's a lot of air between jim's ears
a lot of wind blowing around
sometimes we speculate that there's nothing at all,
but wind,
howling

wind city
jim's an idiot
but i still love him
and that's what cousins are for

wind city
jim's an idiot
but i'll still love him
and that's what cousins are for
Track Name: pinetree lake
the ghost is beside me, i feel it inside me
that he's telling me what to do
i won't ever not listen, i see myself in you
the way that you glisten, i wish i were you

on pinetree lake i didn't see you anywhere
i was expecting for you to be there

a full moon was rising early in august
i was laying on my back, i saw the wind blow through the trees
i thought it was you running through the evergreen,
oh, how i wish it were you

on pinetree lake i didn't see you anywhere
i was expecting you to be there

won't you follow me down, we've got nowhere to go
you were walking on god's dirt, we were late to the show
Track Name: lucky stars
i hope you found
your place in the stars
the star that you are
the star you always were
down here on the ground
where we say, we pray
we hope you found your place in the stars

open your eyes,
when you open your eyes
can you feel the stars inside?

you're a star in my eye
Track Name: doctor
i talked to the doctor today
he said i have a lump in my leg and it's not going away,
we've gotta get this thing right
and i just said "okay"
...
okay...
...
i got back from the doctor today
he said i'm safe,
i'm not going anywhere
it's just a bump in the road
i said "okay thanks"
...
okay thanks...
...
i talked to the doctor today
he said i have a lump in my lungs and he can't take it away
he said "i just can't get this thing right"
i said "no way"
...
no way...
...
and i broke down and cried
i broke down and died
Track Name: colour
it was too much
and what a fall it was
when you were walking out
you forgot to leave the key,
now when i'm with someone else
i'm afraid you'll come back in

it was after the summer
and what a fall it was
i was thinking about
how it was like your hair,
for something changing colour
it seemed so colourless

i drank too much
and what a fall it was
what if all of us
forget it just this once
Track Name: hank, paint & country star
if i have a dog
i'll call him hank

and if i have a cow
i'll call her paint

and i'll marry a country star
we'll live out our days

in the countryside
with the spirit on our side

play guitar,
and count our lucky stars
Track Name: send me the address
send me the address to your heart
i don't want you to leave me all night
send me the address to your heart
i dont want you to leave me

driving the corn in while the spirit waits
i didn't expect things to be this way
just when i'm dreaming i can see your face
together in a big blue lake
the country doctor sings us lullabies

send me the address to your heart
i don't want you to leave me all night
send me the address to your heart
i dont want you to leave me

my morning sun
it's good to have you back again
some nights just get so dark it's plain hard to see
and when they're harvesting in a little country town
their boys not around, but the picking goes on

send me the address to your heart
i don't want you to leave me all night
send me the address to your heart
i dont want you to leave me

i hate to see you leaving me
hold that feeling in your heart
i'll walk your things out to the car
i won't forget the way things are
and sing that song that sings to you
i'll sing it all night long

send me the address to your heart
i don't want you to leave me all night
send me the address to your heart
i dont want you to leave me
send me the address to your heart
i hate to see you leaving me
Track Name: yellow dog
now you're just running free
now you're just a willow tree
standing tall and strong by the lake
in that grassy meadow where the summer flowers go
you and that old yellow dog

spirit josh

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