From The Ground

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Tino Ghost's debut album From The Ground is experimental in nature but raw in production.  Jav's voice is best compared to Neil Young's naturalism.  Raw and different, Jav used his experience from this album to better his follow up work.

As with the majority of Jav's lyrics, the album focuses on dark themes of trust and personal change, eluding to a life of passiveness.

Availability: discontinued
Type: Album
Album Credits:
Written, performed and produced by Jav Rivera
Recorded and mixed by Jacob Singer at 2nd Floor Basement
Mastered by Bryan Anderton at Lava Studios (Austin, TX)
Photography by Matilde Ortiz
Design by Raz Ortiz
Record Label: 2nd Floor Basement
Released on 2006-05-02
© Copyright 2006 Jav Rivera

Similar Artists: Neil Young, Coldplay, Freedy Johnston, The Jayhawks 

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Lyrics:

01. Hesitate
02. TX
03. Buscando
04. Someone To Join
05. The Lovely Smile
06. Someone To Be Proud Of
07. When They Start Listening
08. Evening Rain
09. Prepared
10. Watching The Sky
11. The Clown
12. Something Inside
13. Goodbye WI



1. Hesitate

I wanted to tell you something
Wanted to touch your skin
There's too much past
Too much to chance

I'll hesitate
And wait for you to go

I wanted to take you somewhere
Wanted to feel your lips
There's little trust
Just not enough

I'll hesitate



2. TX

A lonely town is hundreds of miles away
And a new place feels like home

The skies feel wider
The air is lighter
Seems there's room for a man with ideas

A lonely man is hundreds of miles away
And a new life begins today



3. Buscando

Un hombre con nada
Busca lugar para dormir

Un hombre sin alguien
Espera amor por venir

Un hombre bueno
Sin religĂ­on
Puede ser
Un hombre bueno

Un hombre con nada
Busca algo para tener

Un hombre sin
Es un hombre con



4. Someone to join

I closed the door behind myself
I lean on my bed
And wait for someone to join

I closed my eyes before I looked
I dream all alone
And hope for someone to join

I throw myself around
I throw myself around
I hope for a friend
I throw myself around

I closed my mouth before I talked
I speak in my head
And call for someone to join



5. The lovely smile

Hey, my love
The lovely smile
Hey, I think
You gonna hold back

Woman w/ the dark eyes
You won't look my way
Woman w/ the dark hair
You won't see my face

Hey, my love
The lonely smile
Hey, my love
The lonely smile in my life

Hey, my love
A lovely day in my life



6. Someone to be proud of

If I could talk to you
Naturally and without joke
I'd ask you if you found a way
To help me be someone
Someone you'd be proud of

If I could talk to you



7. When they start listening

I don't want to talk
Just so they hear something
They'll understand
When they start listening

I don't want to shout
Just to give my point
I hope they'll understand someday
When they start listening



8. Evening rain

How far will you stay?
I moved to be away

The lonely moments come from the ground
I'm glad it's raining

How far will I go?
I wait to be alone

The quiet feelings come from a dream
I'm glad it's evening

How far will you leave?
I hope to be asleep



9. Prepared

Everyone around is set
Ready to go nowhere
Everybody looks upset
Ready to stop and stare

I guess I'm not prepared

No one around can smile
Waiting for their relief
Nobody looks alive
Waiting to lie beneath

I guess I'm not



10. Watching the sky

Would you fit in w/ me
And stand outside starting?

Watching the sky
Waiting
Watching the sky
Waiting

Would you hum a tune
And sing when necessary?

Watching the sky
Waiting



11. The clown

Did I fall asleep before I could know?
Before you could kiss me?

I'll draw the lines
I'll hide my face
But you can tell from my eyes,
The clown's not funny till you laugh

Did I fall asleep before I could know?
Before you could save me?



12. Something inside

Is there something inside
Soft as her eyes?

Is there someone to find
Calm as her voice?

Is there somewhere to find
Safe as her skin?

Is there something inside
Cold as her hands?



13. Goodbye WI

I'm saying goodbye
To the woman w/ the dog I love

I'm saying goodbye
To the city I left behind

I'm saying goodbye
To the people in my life I love

I'm saying goodbye