The Instamatiks

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Debut album

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released February 29, 2016

All songs written by John
except 'Place In My Heart' written by Paul

Produced and mixed by Chris

PHOTO: (L-R) John, Paul, Arek, Ross, Chris
Recorded in Thunder Bay, Canada
at Uncle Albert's Jamshack and The Garage Studio
Aug 2015 - February 2016

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The Instamatiks Thunder Bay, Ontario

And so it was that Arek, John & Paul hosteth an open-mic show. Young Ross said unto them, "May I sit in?" "You may," they replied. And behold: it soundeth very sweet. Then they sought a drummer and Chris appeared bearing brushes. "I like brushes," saith the ukulele-man, "for they are quiet & pleasant to the ear." And so the Instamatiks were born and this here album cometh to pass. Enjoy! ... more

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Track Name: TV Set - The Messages
Give me comfort, I'm a TV set
I'm on another channel, that I can't forget
Walking, running, and I turn around
I'm on another channel, and I hear a sound
a one, a two, a three

After these we'll be back with the messages
After these it's on with the show
After these we'll be back with the messages
Stay, tune in, turn on, let's go

Something's burning, I'm a dancing spark
I'm on another channel where the light is dark
Sleeping, dreaming, in a tangle net
I'm on another channel, I'm a TV Set
I'm a lost cause bet no sweat
I'm a lost cause bet don't forget Saint Jude

After these we'll be back with the messages
After these it's on with the show
After these we'll be back with the messages
Stay, tune in, turn on, let's go

(Words & music by John Morris)
Track Name: Private Hurry Up God
Are you listening
Are you listening to me?
Private hurry up God

Are you listening
Are you listening to me?
Private hurry up God

Have I turned out a fraud?
Am I doing the dog?
That street's dead end and it's odd
Private hurry up God

Are you listening
Are you listening to me?
Private hurry up God

Am I doing the dog?
Is my brain full of fog?
Am I starving for mog?
Private hurry up God

Are you listening
Are you listening to me?
Private hurry up God

Am I doing the dog?
Am I time to applaud?
Am I still watching Maude?
Private hurry up God

God God up up hurry hurry private

God God God God

God God up up hurry hurry private

God God God God

(Words & music by John Morris)
Track Name: If I Try and Walk the Path
If I try and walk the path
Must I try and not laugh?
If I try and walk the path
Must I try and not laugh?
Or must I be as serious as you

They'll give you half and they're stealing your soul
They'll give you half and they'll leave you in the hole

I'm a monk I'm a punk I'm a hole
I'm a skunk I'm a drunk I'm a pole
It's the game it's the win it's the lose
Down the drain with the gambling blues

(Words & music by John Morris)
Track Name: Alice
Alice in Kansas
Alice inside
Alice in all of us
Trying to hide
Trying to be
Just what she dreams
Hoping that one day
She'll be in between

Alice I hope you don't mind
Alice they will treat you kind

Alice of knowing
Nonsense is real
Alice of showing
Them how to feel
Waiting in time and space
Waiting in trust
Waiting in everything
God will adjust

Alice I hope you don't mind
Alice they will treat you kind

Alice in providence
Alice of faith
Proving us wrong
By destroying all hate
Alice of curious
Alice of science
Finding out matters
By way of defiance

Alice I hope you don't mind
Alice they will treat you kind

(Words & music by John Morris)
Track Name: I Contact
I contact the leader of a planet
I contact a girl named Janet
I contact


I contact mega information
I contact is it intimidation?
I contact


Icon I Contact


Eye contact making me nervous
Eye contact is it done on purpose?
Eye contact


Icon I Contact


Eye contact making me mellow
Eye contact got me turning to jello
Eye contact

Icon I Contact

(words & music by John Morris)
Track Name: The Game - What Good Am I
What good am I when I'm helpless
What good are you if you're the same
What good is life since it's hopeless
Hopeless to argue the game

What good are we who are something
What good is just any old name
What good is love since it's nothing
Nothing but the rules of the game

What good is earth without people
What good is good without pain
What good is bad, is it bluffing
Bluffing the point of the game

What good am I

(Words & music by John Morris)
Track Name: Fossils Of Design
I'm always at a loss
How to make my way across
Always looking for another kind of way
Vested interest safe haven
Entertained exhausted hands
Talk into the future holding thoughts
Overwhelmed they train us
So of course they charge a payment
Tracking mysteries your shadows in the bank

Illusion of confusion is a phase
Letting go or locked inside a gaze
Letting up forgiving out of light
Anecdotal evidence of life
Nothing left except for what is right
Debt is doubt is debt out in the light
Walking on the B side of the disc
Owned and operated games of risk
Now as near as doing well these days
Don't it cross into those other ways
Escape is but the language left behind
Raise 'em up like fossils of design

(Words and music by John Morris)
Track Name: Place In My Heart
I always like the clothes you wear, pretty flowers in your hair,
the day is done.

Summer beaches, mountains high,
winter came when snowbirds flew,
when we were young.

And I always had a thing to say, picnics every Saturday in the park.
And these are the reasons why you'll always hold a place in my heart.

Remember us when were young playing music in the sun,
those far off days.

Foreign movies in the night, things that filled me with delight
and Shakespeare plays

And all these things they all came true, it was all because of you,
what a star.

And these are the reasons why you'll always hold a place in my heart.

(Words & music by Paul Cherwonick)
Track Name: Someone To Love
You want someone to love
You want someone to hold
You want someone to love
Because you're growing old
But you're feeling young
And you don't know how come
You want someone to love
Well I could be the one

And you look in a book
And in a magazine
And you look in a book
About a king and a queen
But you don't need a crown
As long as you have fun
You want someone to love
Well I could be the one

There's a big old sign
Going down the road
You're gonna lose your mind
You're gonna lose your load
But if you're gonna crash
Don't make it for none
You want someone to love
I could be the one

You want someone to love
You want someone to hold
You want someone to love
Because you're growing old
But you're feeling young
And you don't know how come
You want someone to love
I could be the one

(Words & music by John Morris)
Track Name: Take My Hand
Take my hand, understand I wanna be your man
Love me so, don't let me go, no no no

Take my hand, understand I wanna be your man
Love me so, don't let me go, no no no

Take my hand 'cause I just wanna be your man.
Love me so, don't let me go, no no no.
Don't ever let me go!

(Words & music by John Morris)
Track Name: Baby Please
Baby please don't go
Baby please don't go
Oh baby please don't go
Oh baby please don't go

I spent half my life in depression
Half my life fearing rejection

Baby please don't go
Baby please don't go

I'll give you all money
I'll give you everything I've got
You might think it's funny
But baby please believe I think it's not.

(Words & music by John Morris)
Track Name: Well Ran Dry
I was running around now it's time to stop
We should follow the sound when the rain won't drop
I been through every town like a part-time cop

I was running around thought I'd never lie
Thought I knew the truth
Till the well ran dry

Should have told her my name but the planet changed
We should all grow up in the sun and rain
And it still shows up and it's all the same

They were looking around like they weren't surprised
Thought they knew the truth
Till the well ran dry

(Words and music by John Morris)
Track Name: The World (Our Reality)
The world is just a ball of fun
And we just want to play and run
And I just want to see you smile
So happy like a child

Today is all that we can be
To love is our reality
And we, we never want to change
No matter if it's strange

I can't help myself
I don't see life as up and down
I just see people running round
Trying to be free

There are days and nights
When I see everything all right
And it's all good
And this is our reality.

(Words & music by John Morris)
Track Name: The Change
Even when I'm on the train
Or standing in the rain
Even when I'm in my car
Or taking it too far
Even when I'm feeling good
I got to wonder if i should

Will you still love me if I change?
Will you still want me and always care?
Will you still love me if I change?
Will you always be there?

Even when I'm on the road
And I shine like glittered gold
Even when I'm at the bar
And I feel like a star
And even when I'm feeling good
I got to wonder if I should

And even when I'm on the street
And I say I can't be beat
And even when I'm feeling high
And I still touching the sky
And even when I'm feeling good
I got to wonder if I should

Will you still love me if I change?
Will you still want me and always care?
Will you still love me if I change?
Will you always be there?

(Words & music by John Morris)