Howl At The Moon

by John Pippus

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Howl at the moon And live like it’s over The fire will consume you In the blink of an eye So come on now raise your glasses high There are signs to warn you That we haven’t got much time Your tears will not out live you But your kisses will shine So come on now raise your voices high Howl at the moon Find a hand to hold Leave your cynic at the door We ain’t going down slow We’re gonna live, we’re not just getting old Doctor says you won’t get better ‘Til you take your pills Take a red one, not those blue ones You’ll crawl right out your skin A capella: Howl at the moon (4x) Everything is temporary So let’s get on with our lives Come on now make the muses cry Come on now howl at the moon Howl at the moon Howl at the moon Howl at the moon Howl at the moon © 2012 John Pippus
2.
President’s got his finger on the trigger Says: “I’ll show you mine if yours ain’t bigger” Sometimes I swear it’s all to much Spare me the details just give me the touch Pretty girls walking everywhere With their designer hair All the boys can’t get enough Talking big, acting tough Well. Well… Why you making such a fuss? We’re all bozos on this bus There’s some guy in his elevator shoes Dying to be front page news Rich folks still want a break But they can’t eat what’s on their plate They want yours, they want mine Always scheming overtime People getting in your face If you don’t stay in your place Well. Well… Why you making such a fuss? We’re all bozos on this bus Walking out on your best friend He did you wrong but you don’t know when He won’t be happy ‘til your on your knees Life is short then there’s eternity Don’t ever drink it from a wooden cup I love you baby but I’m all shook up Everybody fighting everywhere Sometimes it seems like they just don’t care Well. Well… © 2012 John Pippus
3.
Down in the city there’s a whole world waiting Lives that run on fumes Whiskey and women and the talk of strangers Filling up the room The road is full of twists and turns People who will steer you wrong Not always easy to find your way And feel like you belong You can’t go wrong When you follow the river Follow the river home You can’t go wrong When you follow the river You’re never going to be alone I lost sight of what was right Common decency Helping your brother When this big old world Has brought him to his knees This life is full of twists and turns People who will lead you astray So don’t ignore that outstretched hand It might be you one day You can’t go wrong… Maybe you’re standing in a welfare line I’ve been down there too Waiting for someone to give you a handout Tell you what to do The road is full of twists and turns People who will steer you wrong Not always easy to find your way And feel like you belong You can’t go wrong… © 2010 John Pippus
4.
What makes a man go crazy when a woman wears her dress so tight What makes a man go crazy when a woman wears her dress so tight Must be the same old thing that make a tom cat stay out all night Why do all you men try to run a big-legged woman down Why do all you men try to run a big-legged woman down Must be the same old thing that makes a bulldog hug a hound That same thing… Tell me who's to blame The whole world is fighting about that same thing What make you feel so good when your baby's in her evening gown What make you feel so good when your baby's in her evening gown Must be that same old thing that makes a preacher lay his bible down
5.
I'm Mad 02:12
I’ll tear the filters off your cigarettes You can smoke up in my eyes I’ll donate you both my lungs pretty babe If you get paralyzed I’m mad, I’m mad Every little thing you do If you start a fire I will put it out You can drive the fire truck I hate to see you pout I’m mad, I’m mad Every little thing you do I’m mad, I’m mad Whatcha gonna do about it? An artist paints his picture A lawyer pleads his case I just stand here mesmerized By your pretty face Inst. An artist paints his picture A lawyer pleads his case I just stand here mesmerized By your pretty face I wanna see you naked I wanna see you famous I’m coming to your show tonight I don’t care what your name is I’m mad....
6.
We were living on downers and cheap red wine We were both dying but I didn’t mind We really didn’t have much to say We found each other but you couldn’t stay Oh those five days Oh those five days You were spread like an eagle and all tied up I didn’t really feel it but I tried my luck You sent me out for some Chinese When I got back you had me on my knees On those five days Oh those five days The knife was sharp but you didn’t care I took you from behind, you grabbed my hair We both had secrets we had to keep We were in too far, we were in too deep On those five days On those five days © 2011 John Pippus
7.
Lost in a riddle that’s how I feel today (I love you, I love you) Lost in a riddle that’s how I feel today Why’d you leave me Why’d you go away? If I had a dollar for each time you lied (I love you, I love you) If I had a dollar for each and every time that you lied to me I’d be so rich You’d stay right by my side Somebody help me, somebody help me please Somebody help me, somebody help me please ‘Cause a mean hearted woman Has brought me to my knees A mean hearted woman Has brought me to my knees © 2008 John Pippus
8.
I would take you to London, Paris, or Rome But you just want to stay with me By the fire at home I would buy you anything... that you need I would buy you anything... that you need Rubies and diamonds Satin and pearls Silk ribbons from China All the things in the world I would buy you anything...that you need I would buy you anything... that you need I turn the light to see your face Your lips an innocent line Half the time I want you And half the time I'm blind I’ll let my spirit go To where it needs to be Trust in love Trust in you and me Patterns on the highway All part of a plan Chasing down rainbows The mist in our hands I would buy you anything...that you need I would buy you anything... that you need I would buy you anything © 2011 John Pippus and Lucy LeBlanc
9.
You been running all over town in your Cadillac It’s the one that I bought you for coming back Chances are you’ll quit me, for some other guy Like you did the last time, when you were spreading your lies I need a whole lot of your love to be satisfied (3X) I can tell by the way you flick your eyes I can tell by the scent you wear You’re going out to find another lover Your confession’s good enough for me Somebody throw me a life line I can hardly swim In all of this bullshit you put me in You better stop your low down ways And all your double talk Why won’t you love me woman? Why won’t you love me right? I need a whole lot of your love to be satisfied (3X) Someone said they’d seen you About an hour ago Some guy had his arm around you I didn’t want to know I need a whole lot of your love to be satisfied (3X) I need a whole lot of your love I need a whole lot of your love I need a whole lot of your love To be satisfied © 2012 John Pippus
10.
You went down to Dallas With some big mouth jerk Are you having a good time Or is it just work Does he know your smile When you’re being real? Does he just see your vacant eyes When you’re trying to seal the deal? I don’t take you nowhere, still you want to come I don’t take you nowhere, we’re two hearts on the run Patterns on the ceiling Keeping me awake Thinking ‘bout your body Was it a mistake Are you going to call me Are you going to make me wait I’ve got so many questions I’ve got so much at stake I don’t take you nowhere, still you want to come I don’t you nowhere, we’re two hearts on the run I know you need the money But what’s it doing to your soul I wish you were free now I wish you would call You went down to Dallas With some big mouth jerk Are you having a good time Or is it just work He don’t know what makes you laugh He don’t even know your name He thinks that he can buy you But you’ve got dreams he’ll never claim I don’t take you nowhere, still you want to come I don’t you nowhere, we’re two hearts on the run © 2012 John Pippus
11.
When you find me I will be standing here I’m not scared now To let you see my tears I will give you All I’ve got to give I will show you All the wonder in this world We won’t look down We won’t turn back Won’t be afraid I’m done with that This is our time This is our time Lace and armour You’ll dress just like a queen Scented candles I will buy you And paintings for your room The sum of days The breaking light On and on I’ll treat you right Chorus I will love you The only way I can And I will make you laugh When you’re feeling down When the thunder splits the night I will keep you safe from harm And if high water comes Our boat will be strong Chorus © 2012 John Pippus
12.
Leave your story at the door Put your intentions where I can see them Your eyes are filled with pain But I've only got cold pity A little drama queen Just looking for attention Love is not a game You should be playing Out of all this wreckage and deception Surely we can rise above Open, I’ve left myself open Now that I’m broken I can’t let you go Open, I’ve left myself open And although I’m broken I can’t let you walk away You’re scared and it shows Just look at your reflection Crocodile tears Can’t hide what’s going on Out of all this wreckage and illusion Surely we can find our way Open, I’ve left myself open Now that I’m broken I can’t let you go Who will be the first to cave And give up their position? Hold me like a child Tell me that you love me And mean what you say It’s not going to harm you Darling darling, It’s just something I got to say Please forgive me, don’t go away Oh I love you, and I won’t turn my back on you, no Darling, darling no, darling no, it’s better this way Open, I’ve left myself open Now that I’m broken I can’t let you go © 2009 John Pippus and Nadia Von Hahn

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Blues Underground Network's EDITORS' CHOICE AWARD 2013!!!

" The first great independent album of 2013!"
- Brad Mennie, CHLY radio

"I couldn't decide what track to play so decided to play the whole album".
- Irene Barrett, Cairns FM 89.1

“I reckon this band is destined for the top.”
- Bob Blues, UK DJ

"His latest release is smart, pensive, polished, and inviting, and you owe it to yourself to give it a listen".
- Tyler Quiring, Blues Rock Review

"This is the album I’ve been waiting to hear from John Pippus.
Howl At The Moon takes you on a trip of words, emotion, and sound. Hang on; it’s a helluva ride".
- Shelley Gummeson, !Earshot Review

"Very Highly Recommended".
- Eric Peterson, RustZine



‘Howl At The Moon’ was recorded with John's touring band over a weekend at Bryan Adams’ Warehouse Studio in Vancouver in late September, 2012. These dozen tracks cover the blues spectrum as well as a few rock tunes and even a couple of folk/pop songs.

The John Pippus Band was selected as one of the “Top 10 Vancouver Indie Acts in 2011” by www.vanmusic.com. The group consists of John Pippus on lead vocals, harmonica, and guitar, Tony Kerr on bass, Jacob Pippus on drums, and Aynsley Leonard on backing vocals.

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released February 1, 2013

All songs by John Pippus except "The Same Thing" by Willie Dixon (Hootchie Cootchie Music), "Buy You Anything" by John Pippus and Lucy LeBlanc, and "Weapons Of Emotion (Open" by John Pippus and Nadia Von Hahn.

Produced and Mixed by Adam Bailie
Recorded and Mastered by Josh Bowman
Studio Assistant: Adam Greenholtz
Vocal Coach: Laura Lang
Album Design: The Hank White Design Co.
Photography: Adam Bailie

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