Everyone I Know, Just Holding On

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Everyone I Know, Just Holding On
By John P. Darcy
Los Angeles, February 2019

The stakes feel so high these days. Time seems to be running out. Brian and I text all of the time and the recurring thread is it’s now or never to actualize all of our ambitions. Still so much distance left to run. The photo on the cover is from January 2018 on the beach in Montauk. It’s us with our close circle of friends. It had been forever since we were all together. We were there to celebrate Brian’s 40th birthday. 40 is a benchmark, an over / under. A wrecking ball had recently touched down. That time in Montauk felt like a crossroads. A beach town in winter. Brian and I made a tacit pact—our lives were decidedly still in front of us. Radio daydreams never end.

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released February 22, 2019

Performed by Brian Sendrowitz. Recorded at Miracle Flag in Bellmore, NY. Track 5 "Why" written by Annie Lennox. All other songs by Brian Sendrowitz Copyright 2019 (Miracle Flag/ASCAP)

Keys on "Jackson's Song" by Tim Lannen.

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Singer Songwriter Brian Sendrowitz has been crafting heartfelt, literate pop songs as Beat Radio since 2005. Various friends and collaborators have contributed to live shows and recordings. The band’s 5 full length albums have earned critical praise and a loyal and dedicated fan base around the world. Brian lives in Bellmore, NY with his wife and 5 kids.

contact: brian@beatradio.org
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Track Name: Alchemy
I know I haven't been here
and it's been a hard year
but I've got faith in the future
if I swallow my pride
be on your side
I know things will get better
Sometimes it's hard to find the light
But we've still got time to make it right

We can take it slow
It's just you and me
Open up our hearts
to the mystery
Out here on the street
One hand waving free
Never looking back
this is alchemy

the world broke my heart
things fall apart
I couldn't get it together
that's when I needed you
you carried me through
showed me how to remember
sometimes it's hard to find the joy
the harmony that's underneath the noise

There's a secret code
between you and me
we'll build our own world
with our own gravity
falling at your feet
in the mystery
hiding out in dreams
this is alchemy

I waited too long to say what I felt in my heart
in my heart

We can take our time
It's just you and me
Open up our hearts
to the mystery
Out here on the street
One hand waving free
Untethered by the world
this is alchemy

There's a secret code
between you and me
we'll build our own world
with our own gravity
falling at your feet
in the mystery
hiding out in dreams
this is alchemy
Track Name: There's a Darkness
I still have that same dream
I still see you there
In the moonlight floating downstream
I’ve chased that feeling everywhere

You were always on my mind
Though i wandered aimlessly
And my heart knows what it needs
But my head gets lost at sea

There’s a darkness in this world
That we’re not meant to understand
And if it all goes down in flames
I’ll remember who i am

I woke up in a strange place
Everything felt new
The world will teach you to remember
I knew what i needed to do

I got lost along the way
And not every dream comes true
But i need you by my side
And i’d walk through fire for you

And there’s a darkness in this world
That we’re not meant to understand
And if it all comes crashing down
I’ll stay to true to who i am
Track Name: Everyone I Know, Just Holding On
I was stumbling in the redbrick morning
When the sun was turning everything to gold
All i ever did was what i wanted
All i ever really wanted was control

I’m not afraid, i’m someone else
Making mistakes, losing myself
It’s getting dark and our dreams are gone
Everyone I know, just holding on

I was better when i wasn’t thinking
I was better when i lived in my own head
I was walking in a redbrick morning
I was wishing i could disappear instead

Snake in the grass, wolf at the door
We’ve made it through hard times before
I was a train running off the rails
You disappeared just like vapor trails

You've got a heavy heart
I know you feel alone
Hold onto where you're from
Someday we’ll get back home

I’m not afraid
I’m someone else
Making mistakes, losing myself
Fighting a war we don’t understand
Scatter the ashes and best laid plans

Snake in the grass, wolf at the door
We’ve made it through hard times before
It’s getting dark and our dreams are gone
Everyone I know, just holding on
Track Name: Song For Jackson
I know you've gotta find your way
But I'll be here
If you are hurting
You need to learn to make mistakes
To be untroubled
In your searching
I hope that you
Will build a life
That's as big as any dream that you can dream

May your heart be full of love
May no darkness pull you under
And wherever you may go
May your days be full of wonder

I've seen the thunder and the rain
I know that high
And lonesome feeling
I can't protect you from that pain
But in the truth
There is a healing
We all must learn
To say goodbye
And surrender to what we can't understand

There is magic in the world
And there's no sense in denying
No one ever gets it right
But we all need to keep trying

I hope that you
Will build a life
That's as big as any dream that you can dream

May your heart be full of love
May no darkness pull you under
And wherever you may go
May your days be full of wonder

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