Howl At The Moon

by John Pippus

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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

Management, Licensing, and Booking: MIdnight Mama Music
Contact: Lucy LeBlanc at lucky711@shaw.ca


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Track Name: Howl At The Moon
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
Track Name: Bozos On The Bus
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
Track Name: Follow The River
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
Track Name: The Same Thing
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
Track Name: I'm Mad
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

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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....
Track Name: Those Five Days
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
Track Name: Mean Hearted Woman
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
Track Name: Buy You Anything
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
Track Name: Whole Lot Of Love
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
Track Name: Two Hearts On the Run
You went down to Austin
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 Austin
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 own 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
Track Name: This Is Our Time
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
Track Name: Weapons Of Emotion
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