Rock Modernoff & the Jetstream Cowboys

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US band Rock Modernoff & the Jetstream Cowboys write sophisticated, imaginative, and lyrically thought-provoking Modern Rock music that appeals to mind, soul & spirit with stories of tragedy, survival, and human relationships frequently expressing politically savvy realities of the human condition. The brainchild of a collaboration of Grammy nominated producer Rick Chudacoff and award winning lyricist Johnny Starburst, Rock Modernoff & the Jetstream Cowboys bring new meaning to modern rock harkening back to the day when song lyrics actually made bold and powerful statements.

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released September 30, 2013

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Award-winning songwriters @ Starburst Music serve as lyricists, co-writer & publisher for an eclectic consortium of collaborative musical initiatives, common thread is love of music and story telling which inspires us daily. Considered the go to source for magical songwriting, we've collaborated with dozens of musicians around the globe to achieve perfect lyrics for the latest musical initiative. ... more

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Track Name: Lonely In a Crowd
Lonely In A Crowd

People all around, but no one means a thing
A wall of silent sounds cannot drown my memories
I'm solo now, floating now, I'll never be the same
Surrounded by humanity, driving me insane

(chorus)
So lonely in this crowd without you
So lonely in this crowd without you
Now that I lost the one who holds the key that opened up my heart
I wander through eternity a prisoner in the dark

What's happened to our dreams that made us feel alive?
Broken expectations have all turned into painful lies
The tenderness, your warm caress, our bodies intertwined
Now tangled in my own regret of the love we left behind

(repeat first chorus)

(bridge slide guitar melody)

(chorus)
Now that I've lost the one who holds the key that opened up my heart
I wander in this tragedy that's ripped my world apart
Lonely in this crowd without you
Lonely in this crowd without you
So Lonely in this crowd, oooooo
So Lonely in this crowd, (fade out)
Track Name: Tell Me What You Bring
TELL ME WHAT YOU BRING

Truth finds wisdom hid behind lies
Tasting dreams wrapping precious whys

I can find it, you can find it, we can find it now
Man can give it, we can live it, we can find it now

What of mystery's visions' path
Will this earth find success at last?

I can take it, you can take it, we should take it down
You can take it, they can take it, we can tear it down
Ticker Tocker Ticker Tocker time is treading by
Fight the blocker, push the blocker, do not stop to cry
Circuit breaker circuit breaker now electrify

(chorus)
Here comes knowledge high on brand new wings
Our new hope now means just every thing
Mother nature sobs with agony
Fire of light, tell us what you bring

Tried and pre-judged find our own guilt
Long before we've become re-built

I can take it, you can take it, we should take it down
You can take it, they can take it, we can tear it down
Ticker Tocker Ticker Tocker time is treading by
Fight the blocker, push the blocker, do not stop to cry
Circuit breaker circuit breaker now electrify

(chorus)
Here comes knowledge high on brand new wings
Our new hope now means just every thing
Mother nature sobs with agony
Fire of light, tell us what you bring

(bridge)
Are you the
Are you the
Are you the true light
We are the
We are the
We are the fiery light
Spoken: Way to fix ourselves when all these crazy myths must fall
As we suck in air and light to grow beyond this crawl
I can take it, you can take it, we should take it down
You can take it, they can take it, we can tear it down
Ticker Tocker Ticker Tocker time is treading by
Fight the blocker, push the blocker, do not stop to cry
Circuit breaker circuit breaker now electrify

(chorus)
Here comes knowledge high on brand new wings
Our new hope now means just every thing
Mother nature sobs with agony
Fire of light, soothe our fright here tonight, and tell us what you bring
Track Name: Less Elegant
LESS ELEGANT

What shrouds of time float through my mind
What aimless wandering
What sense of past refuse to fade
What future does it bring?

Who's kiss of death for love of hope
Sleeps on my windowsill
Dredging up those mortal sins
All wrapped in whippoorwills

(chorus)
I can sense the past nipping future's pride
Thought dormant all these years but now still found alive
The air's sweet breath now turned afoul a skunking nasal scent
So i wander day and night through dreams less elegant

What of this maid who flaunts her wares
Demanding all to watch
Thinking her great mystery
Lies beyond her crotch

And as she dips her universe
Beyond the great divide
A sudden thrill gives rise to run
Beyond those she can hide

(chorus)
I can sense the past nipping future's pride
Thought dormant all these years but now still found alive
The air's sweet breath now turned afoul a skunking nasal scent
So i wander day and night through dreams less elegant

(bridge)
Some days quite lost with wrack of fear
Some nights beyond the pale
Dredging up those mortal sins
All wrapped in whippoorwills

(chorus)
I can sense the past nipping future's pride
Thought dormant all these years but now still found alive
The air's sweet breath now turned afoul a skunking nasal scent
So i wander day and night through dreams less elegant
Track Name: Wisdom of Youth
WISDOM OF YOUTH

Quietly Aggressive
Humility my cloak
Apparently suppressive
Suggestively I spoke

Infinitely my ego
Overtly under wraps
Passively illegal
Honesty adapts

(chorus)
I'm your alter ego with your best interests in mind
I gotcha back Oswego even though you've done this crime
Just ride my coattails brother as I help you see the truth
And soon you'll find none other than the wisdom of your youth

Pensively reflective
Compassionately I see
Fervently affective
The you you need to be

Synthetically reflective
With insights flooding by
Stunningly objective
To these answers to these whys

(chorus)
I'm your alter ego with your best interests in mind
I gotcha back Oswego even though you've done this crime
Just ride my coattails brother as I help you see the truth
And soon you'll find none other than the wisdom of your youth

BRIDGE
The clarity of vision hiding slip shod deep inside
Causing indecision as you struggle through the lies
Now you've one more chance to reach where you must never go
So fight off fisting glances that come at you from all foes

(chorus)
I'm your alter ego with your best interests in mind
I gotcha back Oswego even though you've done this crime
Just ride my coattails brother as I help you see the truth
And soon you'll find none other than the wisdom of your youth
Track Name: Maiden Voyage
Maiden Voyage

What tender innocence
Floats through these eyes
Dismissing abstinence
Tonight

Awaken truth in time
Nature concedes
Forever imminent
And free

Oh such wondrous consciousness
Skipping past remorse
Quiet bold yet eloquent
We slide inside our souls

So reach
Here with me
Reach so far beyond
The wildest of our dreams

This must be wonderland
Beside the stars
Our maiden voyage goes
So far

Now the warmth of afterglow
Kissing wisdom's sky
Shedding childhood lullabies
Floating through the skies

So reach
Here with me
Reach so far beyond
The wildest of our dreams

And hold me so close
As we disappear inside what's clearly all we need to know

What tender innocence
Behind these eyes
Asleep in abstinence
Tonight
Track Name: Candy Store
CANDY STORE

Monday morning, rulers of the universe of access
Putting, calling, betting on the open lines of madness
Winning losing running blind
We can do no wrong
Raiding, trading, fade away
Always going long

(chorus)
Pushing the quarter's bottom line
Pleasing the chairman more
Fighting compulsions, convulsions, expulsions
While sampling the candy store whore

Credit swapping, derivitivitating night and day
Basking, tasking, way too big to fail and lose our way
Floating, crashing, charging bull
Credit malfunctions
Bonfire of the vanities
Dissing dysfunction

(chorus)
Pushing the quarter's bottom line
Pleasing the chairman more
Fighting compulsions, convulsions, expulsions
While sampling the candy store whore

Monday morning, rulers of the universe of access
Putting, calling, betting on the open lines of madness
Winning losing running blind
We can do no wrong
Raiding, trading, fade away
Always going long

(chorus)
Pushing the quarter's bottom line
Pleasing the chairman more
Fighting compulsions, convulsions, expulsions
While sampling the candy store whore

Monday morning, rulers of the universe of access
Putting, calling, betting on the open lines of madness
Monday morning, rulers of the universe of access
Putting, calling, betting on the open lines of madness
Track Name: Stumbling Thru My Dreams
Stumbling Through My Dreams

Suit of armor
Nerves of steel
All self taught
Hurt so real

Polished mask
Conceals my face
Hidden from
The human race

(chorus)
I'm running and I'm hiding so you won't see the real me
Cause the truth is not the something that will help to set me free
So I broke my Rubik's cube and I smashed it into dust
And I summoned the archangel and with his sword I thrust
Into the wind inside my screams
And I climb out of this hole as I stumble through my dreams

All exposed
Shed this mask
Now you see
Me at last

An open door
Let you in
Show you all
My darkest sins

(chorus)
I'm running and I'm hiding so you won't see the real me
Cause the truth is not the something that will help to set me free
So I broke my Rubik's cube and I smashed it into dust
And I summoned the archangel and with his sword I thrust
Into the wind inside my screams
And I climb out of this hole as I stumble through my dreams

(bridge)
There's praying, then there's praying
And God I've learned the difference
cause when I'm praying I'm just begging
Please shut down my resistance

(chorus)
I'm running and I'm hiding so you won't see the real me
Cause the truth is not the something that will help to set me free
So I broke my Rubik's cube and I smashed it into dust
And I summoned the archangel and with his sword I thrust
Into the wind inside my screams
And I climb out of this hole as I stumble through my dreams
Track Name: Surprise Me
SURPRISE ME

Smack me with a 2 x 4
Scream into my face
Blast the sun straight in my eyes
Spray me full of mace

Wake me from the walking dead
This comatosic state
Return me to my feeling place
So life won't vegetate

Help me shake my demons
Help me find my way
Inflate my soul with hope
Then I'll be on my way

(chorus)
Surprise me with your magic
Surprise me with your touch
Surprise me with your power to heal
That i need very much
Clutch me from the bowels of hell and help me to escape
This nasty prison in my head that blocks me from my fate
Surprise me
Surprise me

I raced through life without a light
Forgetting who I was
But suddenly a thunderous crash
Exposed my hidden flaws

I know just what got me here
How I became so numb
It's how I screwed my life so bad
In Satan's dark dungeon

I used to care before
Life pushed me to the brink
Now I cannot deal
With life's bucolic stink

(chorus)
Surprise me with your magic
Surprise me with your touch
Surprise me with your power to heal
That i need very much
Clutch me from the bowels of hell and help me to escape
This nasty prison in my head that blocks me from my fate
Surprise me
Surprise me

(bridge)
I'm teetering on the edge
Staring straight in the abyss
If someone doesn't save me soon
I'm sure I won't be missed

(chorus)
Surprise me with your magic
Surprise me with your touch
Surprise me with your power to heal
That i need very much
Clutch me from the bowels of hell and help me to escape
This nasty prison in my head that blocks me from my fate
Surprise me
Surprise me
Track Name: Twisted Sis
TWISTED SIS (radio edit)

Emotional blackmail is your favorite stock and trade
Can't you see this is not how relationships are made?
Insist on always being center of attraction
Others gaining light is your dissatisfaction

Treating waiting staff as if they're scum upon the earth
Advantaging yourself of other's love for all they're worth
Your wicked ways leave you on your own
Your cries for sympathy ignored from this life you have blown

(chorus)
So listen sis
Just back the heck off
You got so twisted sis
You've crammed your soul inside a box
So listen sis
I have to bid my fond farewell
And I'm gonna write to you in hell

And now you're choking on the smoking from the bridges that you burnt
And you're lonely cause you're only left with ways you wish you weren't
You disowned your brothers and most of your guides
What's left is all your hateful selfishness personified

(chorus)
So listen sis
Just back the heck off
You got so twisted sis
You've crammed your soul inside a box
So listen sis
I have to bid my fond farewell
And I'm gonna write to you in hell

(bridge)
I see a day in heaven when your life is analyzed
St. Peter denies access despite all your human cries

(chorus)
So listen sis
Just back the heck off
You got so twisted sis
You've crammed your soul inside a box
So listen sis
I have to bid my fond farewell
And I'm gonna write to you in hell
Track Name: The Promise
The Promise

I'll be back before they light your birthday candles
A kiss, I turned and climbed aboard
Now 2 hundred miles above the burning shambles
The gods of war are keeping score

(Chorus)
I don't wanna lose all mankind
Take it back, take it back, hit rewind
Didn't we always say that this could never happen here?
How could fear in one day end
All that's been built in a millennium
And break the promise made

Before false pride arose to take control
No more reason no more hope
Now I float alone beyond forever
Only silent dreams of home

(Chorus)
I don't wanna lose all mankind
Take it back, take it back, hit rewind
Didn't we always say that this could never happen here?
How could fear in one day end
All that's been built in a millennium
And break the promise made

(bridge)
My last prayer
Evil monster, crusher of life
You are not my god, I disown you, you do not exist

Now 2 hundred miles above the burning shambles
The gods of war are keeping score

(Chorus)
I don't wanna lose all mankind
Take it back, take it back, hit rewind
Didn't we always say that this could never happen here?
How could fear in one day end
All that's been built in a millennium
And break the promise made

A kiss I turned and climbed aboard
Track Name: Double Devil Dose
Double Devil Dose

Isolated from the mob
She wakes with haunted screams
Her mystery hand does rob
So often of her dreams

She's got the slightest touch
So subtle yet obscene
When first she bathes and such
With scented tangerines

(chorus)
Floating
She's floating
The clouds are rushing by
Drifting
She's drifting
It doesn't matter why
Painless
She's painless
Becoming barely a ghost
Clueless
She's clueless
Her double devil dose

Her thunderous haunting guilt
Runs naked through the night
And vacuums up its pain
Without the slightest light

She's ready now to fade
and silence haunting screams
Into a milky haze
Of far less daunting dreams

(chorus)
Floating
She's floating
The clouds are rushing by
Drifting
She's drifting
It doesn't matter why
Painless
She's painless
Becoming barely a ghost
Clueless
She's clueless
Her double devil dose

Bridge
She straps the leather belt and yanks it round her arm
She thinks she went to heaven when the poison finds its charm
All her childhood horrors are evicted from her mind
And she finally finds some peace from the nightmare of her time
Track Name: The Wind Inside My Screams
THE WIND INSIDE MY SCREAMS

Remorse since I was born
With no attendant pain
Embattled dust till dawn
Haunting and abstained

My soul has gone to hell
My pride's not far behind
I know this all too well
It's how I tell the time

These stains I carry round
Of Satan's certain sins
Bemuse the circus clown
And haunt my soul within

(chorus)
I circumnavigate
A dozen endless storms
But never ever reach
The center of the calm
With anguished howls at night
And bloody tempest dreams
I fight to save my life from
The wind inside my screams

I drag this weighted ball
Down streets of assassins
Knowing it contains
All my brother's sins

I'll gladly share with you
My resume of shame
And help you validate
It's me who ought be blamed

(chorus)
I circumnavigate
A dozen endless storms
But never ever reach
The center of the calm
With anguished howls at night
And bloody tempest dreams
I fight to save my life from
The wind inside my screams

(bridge)
These screams that howl at night
Yet sleep all through the day
Are still 'fraid of the dark
With no sense of fair play

(chorus)
I circumnavigate
A dozen endless storms
But never ever reach
The center of the calm
With anguished howls at night
And bloody tempest dreams
I fight to save my life from
The wind inside my screams
Track Name: Time Is Not For Free
Time Is No For Free

I followed her that night
Down by the river bed
And learned so much of life
With every second she led
Me to the covered bridge
Where she rests her weary wings
And carefully contemplates
This message that she brings

(chorus)
Sometimes I go so fast
Sometimes I creep along
Mingling in the past
But always carrying on
Forever present
In your life you see
Never disrespect for
Time is not for free

Now I see the light
Though much of it has passed
What's gone before tonight
Blazed right by so fast
Each passing second savored
Each minute I consume
A hundred hours counted by
A thousand days resumed

(chorus)
Sometimes I go so fast
Sometimes I creep along
Mingling in the past
But always carrying on
Forever present
In your life you see
Never disrespect for
Time is not for free

(bridge)
I watch her fleeting moments
And relish her so much
And savor all the way
She has me in her clutch

(chorus)
Sometimes I go so fast
Sometimes I creep along
Mingling in the past
But always carrying on
Forever present
In your life you see
Never disrespect for
Time is not for free
Track Name: Fantasy Friend
FANTASY FRIEND

Fantasy friend, let's play all day
Come on in! Please say you'll stay
Now that you're here, let's pretend
That our friendship will never end

Tell me your secrets and I'll tell you mine
Let's hold our breath; we'll have a good time
Play date, play mate
I feel as if it's our last date

(chorus)
Fantasy friend, my special friend
I'll stay with you until the end
Who's your pal, who's your friend
Who stays with you until the end?
My fantasy friend
My fantasy friend

Fantasy friend, you're here again
Didn't I tell you to leave just then?
You're on my mind too much of the time
I fear that this may be a crime

I've been told that you're no good
That I should lose you if I could
You fill me with love and hate
It's a fate I can't escape

(repeat chorus)

(bridge)
Let's take the time
And have the joy
That comes with knowing
We're both boys

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Twisted Sis (explicit)
Emotional blackmail is your favorite stock and trade
Can't you see this is not how relationships are made?
Insist on always being center of attraction
Others gaining light is your dissatisfaction

Treating waiting staff as if they're scum upon the earth
Advantaging yourself of other's love for all they're worth
Your wicked ways leave you on your own
Your cries for sympathy ignored from this life you have blown

(chorus)
So listen sis
Just back the fuck off
You got so twisted sis
You've crammed your soul inside a box
So listen sis
I have to bid my fond farewell
And I'm gonna write to you in hell

And now you're choking on the smoking from the bridges that you burnt
And you're lonely cause you're only left with ways you wish you weren't
You disowned your brothers and most of your guides
What's left is all your hateful selfishness personified

(chorus)
So listen sis
Just back the fuck off
You got so twisted sis
You've crammed your soul inside a box
So listen sis
I have to bid my fond farewell
And I'm gonna write to you in hell

(bridge)
I see a day in heaven when your life is analyzed
St. Peter denies access despite all your human cries

(chorus)
So listen sis
Just back the fuck off
You got so twisted sis
You've crammed your soul inside a box
So listen sis
I have to bid my fond farewell
And I'm gonna write to you in hell