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Rock Ballad of The Week: Pearl Jam “Just Breathe”

Yes I understand
That every life must end
As we sit alone
I know someday we must go

Yeah I’m a lucky man
To count on both hands
The ones I love
Some folks just have one
Yeah others they got none

Stay with me
Let’s just breathe

Practised on our sins
Never gonna let me win
Under everything
Just another human being

I don’t want to hurt
There’s so much in this world
To make me believe

Stay with me
All I see

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
What if I did and I’m a fool you see
No one knows this more than me
‘Cause I come clean

I wonder everyday
As I look upon your face
Everything you gave
And nothing you would take
Nothing you would take
Everything you gave

Did I say that I need you?
Did I say that I want you?
What if I did and I’m a fool you see
No one knows this more than me
I come clean

Nothing you would take
Everything you gave
Hold me ’till I die
Meet you on the other side

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Written by Eddie Vedder • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group

Just Breathe” is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. “Just Breathe” was released on October 31, 2009 as the second single from the band’s ninth studio album, Backspacer (2009). The single was released as a double A-side along with the song “Got Some”. The song was triggered by a chord from “Tuolumne”, an instrumental from Eddie Vedder‘s soundtrack for the 2007 film Into the Wild It peaked at number five on the Billboard Rock chart and number six on the Billboard Alternative chart, which makes it the band’s highest-charting follow-up single since “Wishlist” in 1998.

On January 22, 2014, “Just Breathe” was certified platinum in digital sales by the RIAA It is the band’s first platinum-certified song.

The song has been featured in several TV shows and movies including Castle, One Tree Hill, Brothers & Sisters, Life as We Know It, The Blacklist, Grey’s Anatomy, The Night Shift and iZombie in addition to the documentaries Buck and Gleason.

Pearl Jam is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band’s line-up has comprised Eddie Vedder (lead vocals), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass). The band’s fifth member is drummer Matt Cameron (also of Soundgarden), who has been with the band since 1998. Boom Gaspar (piano) has also been a session/touring member with the band since 2002. Drummers Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain, Dave Abbruzzese and Jack Irons are former members of the band.

Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament’s previous band, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten, in 1991. One of the key bands in the grunge movement of the early 1990s, over the course of the band’s career, its members became noted for their refusal to adhere to traditional music industry practices, including refusing to make proper music videos or give interviews, and engaging in a much-publicized boycott of Ticketmaster. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having “spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame.

*source: wikipedia


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Rock Ballad of The Week: Ten “You’re In My Heart”

I’ve come to know the magic in your eyes,
I’ve come to know the way it feels when a love is real,
You taught me not to hide behind disguise
To let my heart reveal in time, the belief inside
That as long we are together
I’ll be on your side forever
Beside you all the way, to love you come what may
Now until the twelfth of never
You will guide my life’s endeavours
You’re everything I need, you put the strength in me.

You’re in my heart, you’re in my soul,
When we’re apart, it’s strong enough to hold
I never doubt or question why
You are my life, the truth it never lies
This love will never die

To paint with all the colours of your smile
To sail the ocean in your eyes is a paradise
Along the road we chose to walk in time
We’ve created other lives, from yours and mine
Hidden in the way I held you
Hidden in the way we kissed
A spark became an ember that waited to exist
I could never live to tell you
All that I have left to say,
For every moment I’m beside you
Takes my breath away

You’re in my heart, your in my soul
You give me hope and shelter from the cold
For when we laugh and when we cry,
It’s in those eyes, this love will never die

Ten (also typeset as TEN or ten) is a British melodic hard rock band which was formed in 1995. Up until June 2015, the band has released twelve studio albums, four compilation albums, four EPs, a double live album, six music videos and three lyric videos, with the last one being “The Dragon And Saint George”, from their latest EP release The Dragon And Saint George. In March 2016, the band announced that they have returned to Frontiers for a multi-album deal, starting with the release of their thirteenth studio album entitled Gothica and a reissue of their back catalogue in box-set format entitled “Opera Omnia”.

*source: wikipedia


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Rock Ballad of the Week: The Outfield “Alone With You”

I see your face across a crowded room
I hear you say that you’ll be leaving soon
I know it’s late but all that I can do
Is close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you

I’d like to talk to you so much but I don’t know your name
I bet there’s not a man in here that doesn’t feel the same
As you’re walking out the door there’s nothing I can do
I close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you

Yeah it’s once in my life
Wish that I wasn’t alone with myself
I feel like a child
Seems that I can’t think of anyone else

The night is over an’ I guess you’re gone
I try and tell myself forget it and just carry on
But as I walk these lonely streets with nothing else to do
I close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you
I close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you
I close my eyes and dream that I’m alone with you

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SONGWRITERS
JOHN FREDRICK SPINKS

The Outfield were an English rock band based in London, England. The band achieved success in the mid-1980s and are best remembered for their hit single, “Your Love“. The band’s lineup consisted of guitarist John Spinks, vocalist and bassist Tony Lewis, and drummer Alan Jackman.

They had an unusual experience for a British band in that they enjoyed commercial success in the U.S., but never in their homeland. The band began recording during the mid-1980s, and released their first album, Play Deep, in 1985 through Columbia Records. The album reached No. 9 on the Billboard 200 list and then reached triple platinum in the United States. The band’s singleYour Love” reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as No. 7 on the Mainstream Rock chart, and it became their signature song. The band continued to record and tour through the 1980s and then into the early 1990s. While subsequent albums Bangin’ (1987) and Voices of Babylon (1989) saw some chart successes, the group’s popularity waned.

Drummer Alan Jackman left and, now as a duo, they recorded Diamond Days in 1991. After the disappointing response to their 1992 album Rockeye, which represented a shift towards progressive rock and arena rock, the group essentially disbanded in the 90s. They resumed touring in 1998, and thereafter released two live albums via their website, along with a new studio album, Any Time Now in 2006.  In 2011, the band released their final album, Replay, with original drummer Alan Jackman re-joining the band. Spinks died in 2014 after which the group officially disbanded.

*source: wikipedia


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Rock Ballad of The Week: W.E.T. “Love Heals”

Theres a voice thats crying from the wasteland
Says I dont know where to go from here
Ive been gone so long here in the wasteland
My days and months turn to years

Noise inside my head
It scares me half to death

But love heals, love feels alive
Cause loves here when youre by my side
And love frees, loves real this time
And love sees the man here inside
Love heals
Love heals

I have tried so hard to be a sane man
But my demons never disappear
I have hurt you, cursed you but you still stand
Helping me to see my fear

Noise inside my head
It scares me half to death

But love heals, love feels alive
Cause loves here when youre by my side
And love frees, loves real this time
And love sees the man here inside

Love heals

Whoa oh, oh oh
Whoa oh, oh oh
Whao oh, oh oh oh

And love heals, love feels alive
Cause loves here when youre by my side
And love frees, loves real this time
And love sees the man here inside

Whoa oh, oh oh
Whoa oh, oh oh
Whao oh, oh oh oh

Cause love heals
Yes love heals
Its true, love heals

Jeff Scott Soto (born November 4, 1965) is an American rock singer of Puerto Rican descent. He is most well known for being the lead singer for the group Kryst The Conqueror, the vocalist on Yngwie Malmsteen‘s first two albums, and the lead vocalist for Journey on their 2006–2007 tours after Steve Augeri had to leave the band because of an acute throat infection. His style ranges from Hard Rock to Heavy & Power Metal, but he is also influenced by classic soul music singers such as Sam Cooke as well as Journey vocalist Steve Perry, and Freddie Mercury from Queen.

Soto has also come together with musicians of Work Of Art and Eclipse to co-create the new band W.E.T., Soto being of Talisman, hence the first initials of each band spells: W.E.T. The new band has released a self-titled debut album, out November 2009. Videos have been made for the tracks “One Love”, “Comes Down Like Rain” and “Brothers In Arms”.

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source: wikipedia


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Rock Ballad of The Week – Warrant “Heaven”

Got a picture of your house and you’re standing by the door
It’s black and white and faded and it’s looking pretty worn
I see the factory that I worked silhouetted in the back
The memories are gray but, man, they’re really coming back
I don’t need to be the king of the world
As long as I’m the hero of this little girl

Heaven isn’t too far away
Closer to it every day
No matter what your friends might say, we will find our way

How I love the way you move and the sparkle in your eyes
There’s a color deep inside them like a blue suburban sky
When I come home late at night and you’re in bed asleep
I wrap my arms around you so I can feel you breath
I don’t need to a superman
As long as you will always be my biggest fan

Heaven isn’t too far away
Closer to it every day
No matter what your friends might say
We’ll find our way yeah

Now the lights are going out, along the boulevard
Memories come rushing back and it makes it pretty hard
I’ve got nowhere left to go, no one really cares
I don’t know what to do but I’m never giving up on you

Heaven isn’t too far away
Closer to it every day
No matter what your friends might say, yeah

Find our way
Heaven, far away
Heaven, far away
Heaven, isn’t too far away
Is not far away
Is not too far way
Is not too far way
Is not too far

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SONGWRITERS
ERIC BENJAMIN TURNER, JANI LANE, JERRY L DIXON, JOSEPH ALAN CAGLE, STEVEN J CHAMBERLIN

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Heaven is a song by American glam metal band Warrant. It was released in July 1989 as the second single from Warrant’s debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The song was Warrant’s most commercially successful single, spending two weeks at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 (kept from the top spot by Milli Vanilli‘s ‘Girl I’m Gonna Miss You’), and reaching number one in Rolling Stone, and number three on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.  The track’s commercial success has led it to becoming one of the best known songs by the band.

Warrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, that experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million. The band first came into the national spotlight with their Double Platinum debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, and one of its singles, “Heaven,” reached No. 1 in Rolling Stone and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100.[4] The band continued its success in the early 1990s with the Double Platinum album Cherry Pie which provided the hit album titled song and music video.

Following the critically acclaimed Gold album Dog Eat Dog the band started to experience frequent changes to the line-up and despite the drop in popularity with the arrival of grunge, they released Ultraphobic in 1995 and a successful best of album in 1996. The band also changed their musical direction with the release of the grunge influenced Belly to Belly in 96, but returned to their roots very quickly by the end of the decade. The band experienced highs and lows in the 2000s with successful tours, a new covers album Under the Influence, lead singer Jani Lane leaving, a brand new Born Again album with new singer Jaime St. James and a brief reunion of the original line up. Into the new decade former lead singer and main songwriter Jani Lane died.

After over 30 years, the band is still recording music and performing, now with ex-Lynch Mob lead vocalist Robert Mason.

*source: wikipedia


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Instrumental – Badlands “Jade’s Song”

Badlands was a band founded by former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee and former Black Sabbath members Ray Gillen and Eric Singer.  Badlands also featured bassist Greg Chaisson. After the first Badlands album, Eric Singer was replaced by Jeff Martin. 


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Rock Ballad of The Week – John Norum “Love Is Meant To Last Forever”

You are my best friend
And I will try to understand
The moment you need me
I’ll be there so just take my hand
‘Cause I know that we were meant for each other
Don’t give up for me
‘Cause I’ll make you see

Love is meant to last forever

I never thought you could leave me
And I believed you felt the same
But now that it’s over
I realize I’m the one to be blamed
But listen i know that things will get better
So hold on to me
‘Cause I’ll make you see

Love is meant to last forever

Love is meant to last forever…
Is it too hard to understand
Love is meant to last forever…
Why can’t you hold on to love

Love is meant to last forever…

Hold on to love!

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John Terry Norum (born 23 February 1964 in Vardø, Norway) is a Norwegian rock guitarist and one of the founders of the Swedish rock band, Europe. As an infant, he moved with his parents to Upplands Väsby (a Stockholm’s suburb) in Sweden, where he grew up and has spent most of his life. Concurrent to his role with Europe, he also maintains a successful side solo career.

Total Control is the first solo album by John Norum, the guitarist in the Swedish hard rock band Europe. It was released in 1987.

The album features two cover songs, “Back on the Streets”, written by former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent with country artist Richard Kinky Friedman and originally recorded by the band 3-Speed for a 1984 movie soundtrack, and “Wild One” by Thin Lizzy.

The album´s producer Thomas Witt is/was Norum´s stepfather, a former drummer for Eddie Meduza and a high-ranking manager at CBS/Sony in Sweden at the time.

Total Control is dedicated to Tommy Östervik, one of John’s friends and heroes, who died in a drowning accident the same night as Europe played a concert that later was broadcast on Swedish television.