"Tomorrow The World" a punk rock opera

by John Surette

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A punk rock opera about a superhero who may or may not have been in the punk band BOYS LIFE.

    Produced by David Minehan and John Surette

    Includes unlimited streaming of "Tomorrow The World" a punk rock opera via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 5 days

      $10 USD or more 

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
02:33
7.
8.
9.
02:41
10.
11.
12.

credits

released September 20, 2013

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

John Surette Boston, Massachusetts

contact / help

Contact John Surette

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Adventures In Dying
Adventures In Dying

There is no light there is no love. There is no sweet hereafter
You wonder how can I be sure. Well it’s because I’ve been there
How to comprehend. Only shades of grey and nothing more
Slowly drift away. Could have been a million years or more
With out eyes you cannot see. Without hands you cannot feel
The house of Mary shut’s its doors. I won’t see any more
Being stuck between the lines. Come on in the water’s fine
Realized I couldn’t float, You showed up just in time
Where the sky and water meet. There is something in between
She showed me the world. And I could not return
The little girl who lives down the lane
I can’t get her out of my brain
It was just a stroke of time. Feeling bad know I feel fine
Not hearing any prayers. I want to go right back there
What happened to my comfort zone. Why do I feel left all alone
I took that final leap for you. Just tell me what to do
The little girl who lives down the lane
I can’t get her out of my brain
Ooh ooh ooh
It’s off to war we go. The cycle we all know
There’s nothing in the sky. So open up your eyes
The secret isn’t there. There’s no such thing as time
She opened up my eyes. She opened up my eyes
She opened up my eyes
Track Name: Don't Be Afraid
Don’t be afraid of me it’s okay
I’ve always been here yes everyday

Believe what you hear this is happening
Take a deep breath and we’ll begin to sing
I promise to show you the gates of hell
Just turn around they’re right behind you
Keep up with me and we’ll forge ahead
When we are done you won’t be better off dead
The war keeps raging on
Do you know which side you’re on
I opened the sea and gave you the key
No souls in sight just you and me
A crack in the sky and the ocean roared
No time to wait I’ll give you the sword
Too late to decide what you want to be
Your only friend in the world is me
We’ll battle the dragons and get the girl
And while we’re at it
We’ll save the world
The war keeps raging on

Do you know which side you’re on
This old earths seen better days
I see sun light in the haze
Track Name: If You Can't Trust Me
If You Can’t Trust Me
Walking in the zone. Walking all alone
You saw me coming
You picked up your pace didn’t know this place
I started running I started running
Underneath the street where the people are sheep
There’s a subculture
The whistles and the waves hoping not today
Don’t talk to strangers Don’t talk to strangers
The thing that they will never talk about
Just stay ashamed then you take the blame
I’m different than the others don’t you see
You’ll never make a victim out of me
Pretend it’s meant for me
It really couldn’t be
I wasn’t buying
Talking about love coming from above
I saw right through it I saw right through it
The monster passed me by knew better than to try
I had his number
If he laid his hands on me I’ll throw him off the balcony
And I’d be guilt free. Because he’s guilty
Track Name: Afraid Of Girls
AFRAID OF GIRLS
We walked in woods I watched her smoke
We didn’t kiss we never spoke
I’ll always be afraid of girls
I stare at every single one
Too much sin means too much fun
I’ll always be afraid of girls
I only have till ten o’clock
Alone again the party stops
I’ll always be afraid of girls
We just held hands we never spoke
She watched me dive I watched her smoke
I’ll always be afraid of girls
All the catholic girls seemed so alien
The public school girls were wild in comparison
The suffering’s gone on too long
Somebody kiss me is it wrong
I’ll always be afraid of girls
Please don’t break my Heart Of Glass
Things are happening too fast
I’ll always be afraid of girls
All the catholic girls seem so alien
The public school girls were wild by comparison
When I’m with you I see the possibilities
Track Name: Too Cool For School
TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL

Stare all that you want like staring at the sun
Another school another year’s begun
A culture clash I’ve chosen to ignore
Bores me to death and not much more
The little girl who lives down the lane
I have a bad habit of changing my name

If you don’t feel my presence just give it time
If you want to pick me apart Get in line
I know a thing or two about a thing or two
You knocked em down when they were seeking truth
The little girl who lives down the lane
I have a bad habit of changing my name


I will line you up against the wall
I will slam you with my volleyball
As you fall down one by one
I’ll be finished here now my works begun

Have you ever seen anyone by my side
You know nothing about me or my kind
The teachers leer the boys all stare
It seems to piss them off that I don’t care
The little girl who lives down the lane
I have a bad habit of changing my name
I’m too fucking cool
I’m Too Cool For School
I’m Too Cool For School
I’m Too Cool For School
I’m Too Cool For School
Track Name: Boys Life
BOYS LIFE


Lets Go
White shorts on a tire swing

Looks like pictures right out of those magazines

BA Ba Boys Life Boys Life

Talking bout my boys life boys life

Jessy says that he don’t care

If I run my fingers through his hair

Ba BA Boys Life Boys Life

Talking bout my boys life boys life


All the kids around say I’m the coolest clown in town

I don’t care what the people think

I don’t care Lets GO


Hanging out and it’s late at night

Me and the boys are gonna do what we think is right

Ba Ba Boys Life Boys Life

Talking bout my boys life boys life

Summer time and the girls are hot

Riding bikes with the boys is all we got

Ba ba Boys Life Boys Life

Talking bout my boys life boys

All the kids around say I’m the coolest clown in town
I don’t care what the people say

I don’t care

LETS GO


White shorts on a tire swing

Looks like pictures right out of those magazines

BA Ba Boys Life Boys Life

Talking bout my boys life boys life
Track Name: If I Only Had A Gun
If I Only Had A Gun
On Beebe Hill with our pads and pens
And the crazy world made for ourselves
The bullies came and crushed our dream
If I Had A Gun
I’d shoot someone
Last train home almost all alone
The boy can’t control his violent side
As he terrorized his lovely bride
If I Had A Gun
I’d kill someone
I am the poster child for gun control ya see
Why can’t you leave me alone
Why can’t you just let it be
I dropped the phone grabbed my keys
There’s someone there who isn’t me
I watched you kiss then I lost it
If I Had A Gun I’d shoot someone
I am someone and the wars not one
If I Had A Gun I’d shoot someone
One thing that I discovered
I’ll never have another
Holding her makes me feel free
We’re going on a killing spree
I can do whatever I want to
I can be whoever I want to be
I can see whatever I want to
Out of this world Out of this body
Track Name: Innocence Lost
Innocence Lost
Written by David Minehan

My friends seem to feel let down and betrayed
Caught up in this world and abandoned each day
We started a life We spoke the same language
With a school boys delight we tasted each poison
As their bitterness choked our thoughts
We felt our innocence lost

My friends see the doctor he checks in their files
Seems it hurts when there’s laughter
There’s pain in each smile
If life is a thief then love is the pawn shop
Walk in and say HEY!
That used to be mine once
As their bitterness choked our thoughts
We found our innocence lost LOST
As their bitterness choked our thoughts
We found our innocence lost
All gone forever
All gone forever
Track Name: Wiseblood
WISEBLOOD
You’ve been spending years seeking some fame
Even went so far to change your name
You ain’t got no Wiseblood in your veins
The company you keep drives me insane
Surrounded by some sycophantic craze
You ain’t got no Wiseblood in your veins
When the sun crashed to the earth and gave birth to a star
Showed me heaven showed me hell showed me the holy war
So electric cosmic energy
You claim to be a master at your game
You even think that you can make it rain
You ain’t got no Wiseblood in your veins
I want my best friend back without the shame
We’ll even share the past without the blame
You ain’t got no Wiseblood in your veins
When the sun crashed to the earth and gave birth to a star
Showed me heaven showed me hell showed me the holy war
It’s time somebody told the truth you’re not a superstar
You have no gift no keen insight just be who you are
So electric cosmic energy
Let’s go to bed I’m done talking for today
I pray and pray it all to go away
You ain’t got no Wiseblood in your veins
You ain’t got no Wiseblood in your veins
You ain’t got no Wiseblood in your veins
Track Name: While We Were Sleeping
We could be anything – There’s so much happening
Safe in our little world - Nothing but love in return
We play the breathing game – We don’t have any shame
Love can do anything – Everyone feels the same way
Came from another world – I’m not just any girl
Fighting an ancient war – One that has been fought before
Science gone wrong again – Strap on your boots again
Looks like it’s war again – Just one more then it’s the end
While we were sleeping a bad moon had risen
They loaded their weapons They emptied the prisons
And stared at the future of chaos and panic
Where music is static and no one is magical
We married late at night – under the pale blue light
Sixteen and terrified – Shooting stars lit up the night
We were in love again – How is this happening
How can I understand – Kissed as the creek trickled by
While we were sleeping a bad moon had risen
They loaded their weapons They emptied the prisons
And stared at the future of chaos and panic
Where music is static and no one is magical
Waited for so long
A thousand years or more
Then you walked in my door
Always late for school
And you stared back at me
I thought you were so cool
When we come back again – would we just meet as friends
We’ll come back holding hands – Our love will always survive
While we were sleeping a bad moon had risen
They loaded their weapons They emptied the prisons
And stared at the future of chaos and panic
Where music is static and no one is magical
Track Name: Not Just Another Teenage Suicide
NOT JUST ANOTHER TEENAGE SUICIDE
The human race, god’s big mistake
Is starting to unravel
And my curse is getting worse
We’re getting close to battle
First time that she appeared
a god or ghost or angel
Wasn’t quite a human form
I don’t believe in fables
Tattered and torn since the day I was born
I didn’t talk to strangers
That all changed when you showed up
You filled me up with anger
Secret 3 is safe with me, I’ll never tell another
Make excuses for my life
While staying under cover
So I sacrificed my body
So that I could save my soul
I tried and tried but couldn’t die
Not just another teenage suicide
Take this guitar and you’ll go far
Wait for more instructions
I’ve chosen you to save the world
From ultimate destruction
You’re better off dead that’s what they said
And like a fool I listened
Does anybody even care that I have gone missing
Just like Adam I got kicked out of the garden
Why should I take the blame for all the shit you started
How can I explain when you won’t even see me
Losing faith and losing grace.. You’re not talking to me
Talk to me
Track Name: Adventures In Dying part two
You’ve taken things too far You thought you were a star
Your greed turned into power Was not your finest hour
Take this guitar and go I won’t be at the show
I’ll help you change your mind You’ll understand in time
So I’m alone again I don’t have any friends
They think I took my life Can’t tell them I’m alright
And know you shut me off because of one mistake
I understand it’s fate I’ll rise above the fray
What have you done to me I have no sympathy
And as the years went by You opened up my eyes
I second guessed the plan I thought it was a scam
We’re human don’t you see So was it meant to be
So why did you leave me