On The Brighter Side

by Karl Jannuska

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"On The Brighter Side" is Canadian-born, Paris-based producer, drummer and composer Karl Jannuska's sixth album. It is entirely comprised of his original music and lyrics, interpreted by newcomer to the band, Cynthia Abraham. His music has been classified as "indie jazz" and called a mix of "hypnotic jazz and cosmic pop". The music was recorded between 2015 and 2018 in several different studios and released on the Shed Music label of which Karl is a co-founder.

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released November 22, 2018

Music recorded between 2015 and 2018 in various studios but mainly at the Studio des Bruères, Studio Prado and A18

Mixed and Mastered by Tony Paeleman at Swome

Cover art by Oliver Degabriele. Design inspired by a First Nations star quilt design.

Please see individual tracks for names of musicians and lyrics.

More info at www.karljannuska.com

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Karl is a canadian drummer and songwriter living in Paris, France.

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Track Name: I'll Find You
I’ll find you in your finest hour
I’ll find you in your offspring flower
I’ll find you when your song is sung
I’ll find you, I’ll find you

I’ll find you with a foreign tongue
I’ll find you when you beat your drum
I’ll find you in your solitude
I’ll find you, I’ll find you
Track Name: On The Brighter Side
How can I trust again when I feel so numb?
My security blanket’s gone, guitar lost its strum

What was it like
Kickin’ back on the brighter side?

How can I close the door leaving hope outside?
Wound is no longer fresh, tears have still not dried

Where is the road
Leading back to the brighter side

What was it like
Kickin’ back on the brighter side

On the brighter side
Track Name: Blue, White and Red Flags
Blue, white and red flags
They fill the sky today
Once at half-mast
They’re riding high again

Blue, white and red flags
They’ve seen some blood shed
When will they learn
Their bombs won’t spell the end

Blue, white and red flags
Tri-colour family
Teach us to live
And love in harmony
Track Name: Orchid Child
Your sleep is agitated
Sweet dreams often invaded
Your Barbie world abated
A snow white cloud deflated

A diamond in the rough
Is your heart strong enough
To withstand cutting words
A pushing, shoving world

But when your colours show
Ray of sunshine
Healing a mother
With your smile

It comes as no surprise
Such a flower
Born of another
Orchid Child
Track Name: Parsimony
Sit and listen
Feel the words
Digest them
Empathize
Connection
Then roar a whisper

Hold your tongue
Lend an ear
Or two
Wait your turn
Be patient
Then roar a whisper
Track Name: Stil de Grain
Where spring thaws
You will find my hue
Hiding under
Unknowing footsteps

Until the sun
Leaves me pale grey
Track Name: Truth Be Told
If the truth be told I still haven’t grown up
Still the teenage boy, covert, tokin’ up
If the truth be told I’m not as calm as I seem
Dizzy, handcuffed, blind on truth’s balance beam

Truth be told or maybe isn’t
Secrets spoil and taste unpleasant
Feet too cold they dodge the bullet
Truth be told tonight it wouldn’t

If the truth be told I won’t shoulder all blame
It is not for naught my guilt is on the wane
If the truth be told one lie hides another
Peekin’ through the web the truth I discover
Track Name: Hide Your Magic
Hide your magic, you don’t need it
I’m already under your spell

Arms of tragic mass temptation
Keep them from me, cover them well

Wands and potions won’t be needed
Can’t you see that I’ve conceded

Hide your magic you don’t need it
I’m already under your spell

Wands and potions won’t be needed
Can’t you see that I’ve conceded
Track Name: Fade Away
You’re the voice inside me
A life-long commentary
I know you mean well
But your words
Often bring me down
And now it’s time
For you to fade away
And I’ll move on
Without you
Peacefully

A silent jubilee
Eternal reverie
I’ll see the light of day
When voices fade away
A weightless breath to breathe
The forest for the trees
When voices lift, unseed
Fade away
Track Name: Everyone's Superman
Everyone’s Superman
That’s who you think you are
Weight of the world is perched on
Your sagging shoulders
Under your outstretched chest hides
A heart of kryptonite
Too weak to say the word no
Your archest enemy

Multi-tasking faster than a
Speeding bullet no you can’t

Everyone’s Superman
You can’t beat everyone
But that won’t stop you from trying
It’s in your DNA
You go to battle on all fronts
And never skip a beat
But cracks are starting to surface
Time always takes it’s toll
Even on everyone’s Superman
Track Name: What Lies Within
Come and look what lies within
Faces glitter, mingling
Peak inside the horse’s mouth
Find out what this gift’s about

Friends of friends come tumbling
To a shrine that’s crumbling
Try to stop the joyous mob
From the snowiest of jobs

Then it rears its ugly head
Drags you to its hellish bed
Tames you like a virgin lamb
Makes you trust in Uncle Sam

Now you walk with blood-shot eyes
Liking, posting hypnotized
Scrolling zombie in the night
Social network sucks your life

What lies within

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