Where To Begin (ft. Alex Bondarev)

by John Black

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"Where To Begin" is the first song off of the upcoming full length album, "The Secrets We Take To The Grave" due out later this year. It was self-produced by John Black of Desired Effect Media.

The song was co-written and features guest vocals by longtime friend and collaborator Alex Bondarev of the Bronx powerhouse bands Conversing With Oceans and A Moment's Worth, who also contributed lyrics.

Special thanks to Alex for his amazing contributions and talent.

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Well, here we are, where do I begin?
It's been about a decade since I last checked in,
and I could write a short novel about the places I have been.
I look back on old photos of those twenty-something faces,
all of the memories, all of the different places
that we never even thought to stop and be grateful to be in.
And I remember now that I can never do that again.

Running away never did any good for a man like me.
I always tried to escape,
to leave my actions in the dust and debris.
It never did any good for a man like me.

I think I'll start by keeping promises to myself,
take that advice that I'm always giving somebody else.
I swear to God, this time, I'll finally leave this place.

It's hard to remember now
where I locked away the dreams I once held dear.
It's hard not to be bitter now,
but I'm trying to get better.

Running away never did any good for a man like me.
I always tried to escape,
to leave my actions in the dust and debris.
It never did any good for a man like me.

credits

released September 29, 2021
Lyrics by John Black and Alex Bondarev.

Music by John Black.

Produced, Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by John Black of Desired Effect Media.

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John Black New York, New York

JOHN BLACK originally hails from NYC. Formerly the frontman of the powerhouses MAKESHIFT LULLABY and SARAH'S REDEMPTION, he began to release music under his solo moniker in 2015 hoping to branch out. His music has been described as a haunting blend of ambient pop with definitive rock influences and intelligent, catchy lyrics and choruses. ... more

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