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John ME

John ME

John ME is the name of Mattias Edlund's new solo career. John ME's debut single Love is My Drug was released December 2008. Mattias then performed a live duet of the song with Amanda Jenssen at the P3 Guld Awards on 17 January 2009.

John ME Lyrics
Prior to Love is My Drug Mattias had showcased three acoustic ballads on his myspace (No No, Kingdom Come and I'll Hide You in a Song) and his upcoming album was said to be an eclectic mix of soft melodies and pop songs. Contributors to the album include Joakim Berg of Kent, Pär Wiksten of The Wannadies and Andreas Matsson of Popsicle.

On 6 April the second single Run (co-written with Joakim Berg of Kent) was digitally released and John ME's debut album I Am John came out two days later on 8 April. John ME launched a tour in support of the album in early 2009 continuing through to mid year.


John ME Lyrics


John ME Lyrics

I Am John

1. Paris
2. Run
3. Love is My Drug
4. The Faker
5. Skin & Bones
6. An Axe
7. In A Room
8. Thorn
9. Wedding Song
10. Sister

Other Songs:
I'll Hide You In A Song
Kingdom Come
No No

Paris

We broke the rules
I'm glad we got out
Had to get out to get back in with a tear and a life
Take this heart and make it all worthwhile
Don't be the last one
Get out in time
Get out in time
Get out in time

I won't say that I'm unhappy with you
I won't say that I don't know what to do
I won't say that I'm unhappy with you
Take this heart and make a dream come true
Take this heart and make a dream come true

Cheap hotels
We drink what we get served
This can't be anything like all that you've heard
Let's get married
Put a fence around our house
Let's make some babies
Leave for Paris tonight
Let's leave tonight
Let's leave tonight
Let's leave tonight

I won't say that I'm unhappy with you
I won't say that I don't know what to do
I won't say that I'm unhappy with you
Take this heart and make a dream come true
Take this heart and make my dreams come true

Run

I guess I looked like a coward
To your accusing blue eyes
There was a sentence for crying
When being sad was a crime

And you held your head up high, that's right
And then you told me: "Stand up straight
You got to keep your mind on the things at hand"
Oh, what a childish thing to say

So come on

You saw yourself as a rebel
Far ahead of the crowd
That's why we made such a great team
I was stupid, you're proud

And you held your head up high, that's right
And then you told me: "Stand up straight
You got to keep your mind on the things at hand"
Oh, what a childish thing to say
I won't make the same mistakes
Someone else will take the blame for what I've done

Me, I run, run, run

I know you think I'm a baby
And now you're calling me names
I heard you calling me traitor
Well, now it's clear I got framed

And you hold your head up high, that's right
And sure I know you'll stand up straight
And then you keep your mind on the things at hand
Oh, what a childish claim to stake
I won't make the same mistakes
I know you'll take the blame for what I've done

I'm gonna run, run, run

Love is My Drug

Love is my drug, is my medicine
Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me
Love is my drug, she's my heroin
Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me

When you're feeling tired
I'll lie there with you
When you get up early in the morning
I'll get up with you
If you have a craving
I'll get it for you
You wanna take a ride all by yourself
I'll be waiting for you

Love is my drug, is my medicine
Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me
Love is my drug, she's my heroin
Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me

Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me
Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me

When you're feeling fired up
I'm on fire with you
If you had to lie a little
I'll let it be true
When you get low I'll
Get lower than you
When you've had enough I've had it
Much more than you knew

Love is my drug, is my medicine
Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me
Love is my drug, she's my heroin
Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me

Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me
Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me
Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me
Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me
Stay with me honey, stay with me honey, stay with me

The Faker

With an audience of four
It's not a crowd
I have no need for more
Well I'd better not fake it
They know a lie
I give it all my heart, a solid start

The summer sun is shining white
A lot of young hearts will go out tonight
Well they better not break theirs
It's all they get
But if it bleeds, then bleed without regrets
It's alright

Don't start again
We're almost done here
You turn, you turn away

And she was no more than a kid
And you have no regrets for what you did
She will bear it forever
That precious pain
Her body's still warm
There she goes again
It's alright

Don't start again
We're almost done here
You turn, you turn away

Skin & Bones

You gave me a weak heart
God gave me soul
But still that is nothing
Compared (with) what's been given to you

Nobody could reach you
Nobody could see
You played your part well and for so long
So kind and so strong

If any of your dreams
Would rip right at the seam
And all you ever did was wrong
If every little dream
Is taken by the stream
Cus all you ever did was wrong

So lost when I found you
Crawled up in that chair
Believing that this is how it works:
You love, then it hurts

Your breathing was silent
You were just skin and bones
You'd lost yourself and all you had
And still it got worse

If any of your dreams
Would rip right at the seam
And all you ever did was wrong
If every little dream
Is taken by the stream
Cus all you ever did was wrong

And any way you try
You get the same reply
Cus all you ever did was wrong

An Axe

If what they say is true
If she's going under
She's not going with you

Cus she turned me around
And onto a new plan
Quite familiar, still new

Yeah she helped me up again
I never knew what true heartache could do

Yeah, you came for me
I never know how you found me or why
Yeah, you came for me
At such an appropriate time

I'll kill myself loving you madly
Not knowing how to express all I feel
Like clouds can't contain too much water
I'm bursting with chapters
And verses and rhymes

Maybe you could sort them out
I need to know what I'm talking about

Yeah, you came for me
I never know how you found out why
Yeah, you came for me
At such an appropriate time

I'll never know how you found me
But I'll stay right here

In A Room

In a room
Above the traffic lights
What are we doing here?
It doesn't feel that safe

You got away
Away from the numbing fights
But if they find us here:
Where are the fire escapes?

And I wouldn't let you fall
But the weight of our souls
Makes me wonder how much longer we can bear
Couldn't let you go
In the dark and the cold
Is there any other light that we can share?

Pretty soon we won't have anything
Soon all the money's gone
Let's hope the beauty stays

A capital history towering
Against the purple sky
Above the waterways

And I wouldn't let you fall
But the weight of our souls
Makes me wonder how much longer we can bear
Couldn't let you go
In the dark and the cold
Is there any other light that we can share?

And the car horns
And the fast lanes
Of the seashore
And the sound of shouts in the morning
And the silence and the soft shine of your hair

Thorn

You
Your loving kindness is true
The wounds inflicted are deep
But as my love, my lover's faithful
Companion of mine

Kiss your sorrows goodbye
It's out of love that I breathe
And praise the hands that somehow made you
Companion of mine

Oh, my glory
Say those words again

I hear the words she once said
I feel the pain as I go there once again
And I remember

No
Don't even whisper a word
The walls have ears and they long for you to give away your secrets
Companion of mine

Oh, my glory
Say those words again

Please
Don't ask those questions again
Don't make me think of what's been
And what I did before I met you
Companion of mine

Say those words again
Oh, my glory
Glory, glory

Wedding Song

Summer moves on with no sound
It bends in on me
Saw your face last night
Did you see me?

Names have changed
And now we're in June
Chords are flowing

They carelessly whisper about us
Gather around me
Asking questions
Have you been around
I don't know
You still make no sound
And the audience is up on their feet

Stay here forever
We're the same you and me
And I'll lead you into whatever
Back then I felt nothing with you
That's all history
It's so easy loving you

I went to a wedding
But failed to hold my damn speech
I had it on paper
I planned it for weeks
But my fears got the better of me
The sun breaks through the clouds

The bride and the groom
They were joined
By the power vested
By God in the priest
He looked straight at me
Mumbled prayers that meant nothing to me
And the congregation's up on their feet

Sister

Sister I was chasing you down the street
May or June '84
I pushed you
My confidence grew
But the queen on the red horse, she suddenly screams
And still in my dreams
You fly through the air
With your curly blonde hair
Waving like a flag from your back
Someone's surrendering

Concrete and rust
You knocked all those baby-whites out
Head full of noise, hands full of dust
The blood and the echo of the shouts
I couldn't take the blame
Now I can't stand the shame

Sister
Can't let it go
And I told you
How it spread from the heart and through the veins
And it grows
Open your eyes and tell me what do you see
And who is the loneliest at the end of the day
How small things shape your life

Concrete and rust
You knocked all those baby-whites out
Head full of noise, hands full of dust
The blood and the echo of the shouts
I couldn't take the blame
Now I can't stand the shame

And you're out of reach
Someone told me all is gone
(But nothing's gone)
But we go on

I'll Hide You In A Song

Talking for hours
Never thought I'd get a second chance
Never thought I'd get a shot at a brand new romance
This is more
With a baby on your arm
And your voice of soothing calm
Woman you're so good, you're so fine
Send shivers down my spine
I'm out of my head
I don't sleep, I don't eat
Lie awake in my bed

But I can't tell a soul about this love I'm feeling
I can't call out your name because I know that you won't hear
So I'll hide you in a song and hope that my love goes on

I've been around, seen a million faces
Walked down the streets in a thousand diefferent places
I've been adored, I've been abused
At times I've been used
So cheap, so weak
You're under my skin
I let you in
I won't hide
I won't hide
I won't hide

But I can't tell a soul about this love I'm feeling
I can't call out your name because I know that you won't hear
So I'll hide you in a song and hope that my love goes on

Talking for hours
I've been around, I've been abused
At times I've been used
So cheap, so weak

But I can't tell a soul
I can't call out your name
So I'll hide you in a song and hope that my love goes on

But I can't tell a soul about this love I'm feeling
I can't call out your name because I know that you won't hear
So I'll hide you in a song and hope that my love goes on

Kingdom Come

Now I know
The rest is yet to show
I've chosen sides
I want you by my side
To weave and to see eye to eye
I guess it's up to me
You've had it so long
I haven't felt the earth move but I'll wait till kingdom come
We'll prevail
Don't you expect me to
Believe in what I don't know
That's why I need time

And I'll get there soon
I'll get there with you
Caught a smile in your face
And everything we knew would fall in place

Tied up in rules
It's all in black and white
You twist and you turn
You say you've got another plan
You say you want me as your man
We're not wrong it's them who's not right
I wonder if he
Planned it all this way and there's just nothing left to say
Love won't wait
So don't you expect me to
Believe in what I don't know
That's why I need time

And I'll get there soon
I'll get there with you
Caught a smile in your face
And everything we knew would fall in place

No No

There's no oddities of life here
The air is still, the water's stale, time stands still
This day is done
I want to feel what you feel
I want to see the things you see and do the things you've done
Go where you have been
To get closer to you
I don't remember what it was like

No, no I don't feel the way I used to feel
About loving you, needing you
I don't have the will to work it through
I'm leaving now, leaving you

She didn't take her shoes off
Didn't ask her what was wrong, she just stood there
No
Nothing's really changed here
Park the car and get back home and walk the dog
No nothing's changed
But the look in your eye
I don't remember what it was like

No, no I don't feel the way I used to feel
About loving you, needing you
I don't have the will to work it through
I'm leaving now, leaving you
John ME