The Future Is Now

by John Louviere

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The Future Is Now" is the latest album by singer/songwriter, John Louviere, and, by far, his best to date. Louviere seems to have found a a sweet spot in his collaboration with Andrew Goldring, as there are no misses on this fine album. True to form, though, his brand of heartache matched with his understated, emotional, and melodic delivery continues to be as unique as it is beautiful.

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released September 23, 2016

All songs by John Louviere
Produced and Mixed by Andrew Goldring (soundcavestudio.com/home/)
Mastering by Phillip Shaw Bova (philipshawbova.com)

MUSICIANS
John Louviere: acoustic and electric guitars, keys, rhythm, vocals, bgvs
Andrew Goldring: acoustic and electric guitars, keys, drums, bass, bgvs
Zeke Hartman: bass, bgvs
Christian Lucy: keys
Ashleigh Bassett: backing vocals
Rachel Rooker: cello

PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN
Phillip Istomin (www.manicproject.com)

MODEL:
Marian Florence

copyright: 2016

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John Louviere Salt Lake City, Utah

Known for his honest, and witty stage presence, Louviere is aiming for the heart. Over twenty years in the making, he is emerging as a modern-day troubadour and storyteller with lyrics that are as poignant as they are poetic

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Track Name: Are You Listening
Are You Listening

boots on the ground make a sound
it’s the sound you’re making
your heart like a drum - has got a thump
it’s the sound you’re making
‘casso was a cubist on the canvas
he said, “are you listening?”
van gogh on a painting cut an earlobe
he said, “are you listening?”

everybody, everybody’s gonna move to the sound of a drum
but, are you listening?
everybody, everybody’s gonna move to the sound of a drum
but are you listening? are you listening?

eyes to the sky - she’s gonna cry
and it’s the sound she’s making
her heart like a drum, has got a thump
and it’s the sound she’s making
‘casso was a cubist on the canvas
he said, “are you listening?”
van gogh on a painting, cut an earlobe
he said, “are you listening?”

everybody, everybody’s gonna move to the sound of a drum
but, are you listening?
everybody, everybody’s gonna move to the sound of a drum
but are you listening? are you listening?

when it all comes down - where will she go to?
when it all comes down - who will she turn to?
‘cause no one’s listening - no one’s listening
no one’s listening - no one

everybody, everybody’s gonna move to the sound of a drum
but, are you listening?
everybody, everybody’s gonna move to the sound of a drum
but are you listening? are you listening?
are you listening? are you listening?
are you listening? are you listening?
Track Name: I Need A Drink
I Need A Drink

when you called me on the phone
asked me how I’m doing
am i drinking alone
i said, i'm giving you my word
i’m done with all that whiskey
but, damn, have i got a thirst

when i hear the roar of the lion
i shake in my skin like a leaf
where is the heart i relied on?
out on the edge of the sea when it’s swim or sink

i need a drink - i need a drink

it’s not as simple as it sounds
the peace that i seek doesn’t come
in a bottle

but then again it does
and at the bottom of the barrel
you’ll find me reaching for the hand of love

when i hear the roar of the lion
i shake in my skin like a leaf
where is the heart i relied on?
out on the edge of the sea when it’s swim or sink

i need a drink - i need a drink
i need a drink - i need a drink
Track Name: Young Fighter
Young Fighter

there’s a picture of me that my grandmother painted
i keep it hanging on my wall
i’m five years old with a stick horse in my hand
in the other a pistol
young fighters fear even to tears
the day they’ve got to ride alone
when the smoke it cleared
everyone i held dear was gone / gone

ride on / young fighter / ride on / young fighter

now the horse that i ride has got steel and tires
and the pistol i wave’s got strings
and before you i stand with the heart of a man
(but) sometimes that boy needs to sing
to remember the sound when he first hit the ground
and the fear began to flow
and how the heart of a man is born when you stand
time after time beaten low

ride on / young fighter / ride on / young fighter

how could i ever know / the one’s i loved the most
would leave me up in smoke / without a prayer / not a hope
where do young fighters go / when they don’t have a home?
are they just supposed to roam / am i just supposed to roam?

will you sing / get back up / young fighter will you reach for love?
will you sing / get back up / young fighter will you reach for love?
ride on / young fighter / ride on / young fighter

there’s a picture of me that my grandmother painted
i keep it hanging on my wall
i’m five years old with a stick horse in my hand
in the other a pistol
Track Name: Through The Fire
Through The Fire

when i was a young man i got a call one night
said they know who i am I better run for my life
so i hid my face - you know i was terrified
fell to my knees - to pull me higher - i started singing

all of your life - holding you here
all of your pain - all of your fear

i reached my hand to priests and liars
but inside my heart a raging fire
so i left my hope - i left you
i left the boy that I once knew - i heard him singing

all of your life - holding you here
all of your pain - all of your fear

take my hand and let me lead you through the fire
take my hand and let me lead you through the fire
gonna carry you home - carry you home
gonna carry you home - carry you home - it’s gonna be alright

as you walk through fire with your hand in mine
i see a light in you shining bright
fear and shame - it fit like a glove
(and) the only way out - was the hand of love - keep on singing

all of your life - holding you here
all of your pain - all of your fear

take my hand and let me lead you through the fire
take my hand and let me lead you through the fire
take my hand and let me lead you through the fire
take my hand and let me lead you through the fire
gonna carry you home - carry you home
gonna carry you home - carry you home - it’s gonna be alright
Track Name: My Love Is Gone
My Love Is Gone

i keep a picture on my wall
a picture of my love
for my love is gone
an angels' come
and taken her away
and left me here to beg

my love is gone
can you bring her back to me
can you bring my love home
can you bring her back to me
can you bring my love home

i know i've been
living in the past
but i can't move on
so here i sit
i sit here in this house
waiting for my love

my love is gone
can you bring her back to me
can you bring my love home
can you bring her back to me
can you bring my love home

sometimes at night
i can feel her in my arms
but when i wake she's gone

my love is gone
can you bring her back to me
can you bring my love home
can you bring her back to me
can you bring her back to me
can you bring her back to me
can you bring my love home

I keep a picture on my wall
Track Name: The Future Is Now
The Future Is Now

you’re not the same woman i knew
then again, why would you be
i haven’t changed, i tell myself
but you see right through me
you were the moon - i was the sea
every wave inside of me
rose and it fell for you
suddenly gravity

you grew up - we grew apart
i stayed waiting for chances
(and), here we are now distant stars
exchanging glances

hold on to the one’s you love
even though one day you’ll have to let them go
because you know what you’re building right now
is a memory - is a memory
hold on to the one’s you love
'cause the future is right now
oh, the future is now
the future is now

how many lives do we get?
because i know i’ve lived a few
maybe life’s chances
they come looking for you

you grew up - we grew apart
but, if we’re lucky we’ll find each other
in the next life - the blink of an eye
or, just a few years from now
just a few years from now

hold on to the one’s you love
even though one day you’ll have to let them go
because you know what you’re building right now
is a memory - is a memory
hold on to the one’s you love
'cause the future is right now
oh, the future is now
the future is now
hold on to the one’s you love
even though one day you’ll have to let them go
because you know what you’re building right now
is a memory - is a memory
Track Name: Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
(extended version)

how your arms and your feet
they wrap around me
at the door and in the sheets
oh, the places we will meet
oh, my lord. oh, my soul
oh, the places we will go
(but) here with you i remain
here with you i stay

oh, my beautiful angel
your arms spread out like wings
how i love to hear you sing
oh, my beautiful mourning dove
just cooing in the light
that comes from above

when you pull away your hand
know i understand
‘cause it’s all the same here with me
when you find me in retreat
('cause) all my life, all my wounds
say nothing about you
no, you’re not the one to blame
you just found me (here) this way

oh, my beautiful angel
your arms spread out like wings
how i love to hear you sing
oh, my beautiful mourning dove
just bathing in the light
that comes from above

(extended lyrics)
i seen the wind blow against the leaf
till the tree gives up her seed
to the ground, then underneath
where the sun may never reach
oh, my lord, there’s no control
as we wait for it to grow
what becomes and what will be
we’ll just have to wait and see

oh, my beautiful angel
your arms spread out like wings
how i love to hear you sing
oh, my beautiful mourning dove
just cooing in the light
that comes from above
Track Name: Grace
Grace

secrecy is new to me
since i met my love
and i can’t bring myself to speak
about what we’ve just done

some would call it dangerous
some call it being free
the good lord says i’m in need of grace
she’s the one for me

grace, with your hair flowing down
you’re gonna ruin all my plans
grace with your heart beatin’ so proud
you’ve won my affection - you’ve won my affection

(she says) sing to me a melody
sing to me my love
show me all the places
that you’re dreaming of

grace, with your hair flowing down
you’re gonna ruin all my plans
grace with your heart beatin’ so proud
you’ve won my affection - you’ve won my affection

now i’m like a man sweating like a freight train
beating down the doors - calling out for more
no one knows you’re over here - our heart and eyes a vine
our voice becomes a symphony - this is how it feels to be alive
this is how it feels to be alive

grace, with your hair flowing down
you’re gonna ruin all my plans
grace with your heart beatin’ so proud
you’ve won my affection - you’ve won my affection
Track Name: When I'm With You
When I’m With You

i dreamed you would
call me up again when things got lonely
it’s understood
there’s a place i’ve held for you and you only
“the night is young
do you have someone to spend the evening with?”
“no, i don’t,” i said
and into your arms i found some needed rest

sunrise
i dreamed that i’d been with you last night
to my surprise
my phone it rings and there’s your name in lights
“hello, it’s me.
do you want someone to spend the evening with?”
“if it’s you,” i said,
“then, into these arms come find some needed rest.”

when i’m with you are you with me?
or is this all just a dream?

in my dreams
as i hold you close and tell you it’s alright
your eyes
fill with tears as you finally realize
it’s always you
who i - want to hold my hand
it’s always me
who you want to see again

when i’m with you are you with me?
or is this all just a dream?

i can feel the love between us bloom
on quiet walks, canopied by moon
and i feel the way i’ve always wanted to
awake in me - alive in you

when i’m with you are you with me?
or is this all just a dream?
when i’m with you are you with me?
or is this all just a dream?
Track Name: Home
Home

“all will be well”
said the sun as she settled
beneath the western sky
i lie next to you in the hospital room
but, something isn’t right

i - i want to be
home with you tonight

pouring rain finally came
some things you can’t prevent
the look in your eye
you said goodbye
and from my life you went

i - i want to be
i - i want to be
home with you tonight
home with you tonight
home - come back home to me tonight
home - come back home to me tonight

i miss your love on my skin
how it slowly seeped within
healing wounds no eye has seen
only you know, know what i mean

home - come back home to me tonight
home - come back home to me tonight
home with you tonight
home with you tonight

memories of you come passing through
while i sit alone
a voice so sweetly is gently repeating
it’s time to let her go