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Produced by Andrew Crowley and J Francis Olson

Recorded, Engineered, and Mixed by Andrew Crowley at Organica Studios. www.organicarecording.com

Mastering: Terry Manning : terrymanningmastering.com

Assistant Engineering: Merritt Benton and Lucas Schneider.

© J Francis Olson (ASCAP) ℗ Bowstring Recording Company , all rights reserved.

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released January 19, 2015

The Dark Forest (Aokigahara) 4:55 Guitars\Vocals: J Francis Olson, BG Vocals: Dianne Martinson, Organ: Andrew Crowley, Drums and Percussion: Jordan Carlson, Bass: Rob Warmka, Violin: Jillian Rae, Trumpet & Flϋgel: Andrew Nelson

Estranged 4:45 Guitars\Vocals: J Francis Olson, Drums Jordan Carlson, Bass: Joe Baumgart, Pedal Steel: Joe Savage

Etude 27 2:26 Classical Guitar: J Francis Olson, Violin: Shannon Frid-Rubin, Cello: Daniel Zamzow, Flute: Alexandra Thiem

Fireflies 5:49 Guitars\Vocals: J Francis Olson, Piano: Andrew Crowley, Drums: Jordan Carlson, Bass: Joe Baumgart, Pedal Steel: Joe Savage; Strings: Jillian Rae, Tenor\Alto Saxophone, Bass Flute\Flute: Steve Clarke

No Way Around it 4:53 Vocals\Harp\ Guitars: J Francis Olson, Banjo/Synth: Andrew Crowley, Drums: Jordan Carlson, Bass: Joe Baumgart, Pedal Steel: Joe Savage, Strings: Jillian Rae

Idea 4:48 Guitars\Vocals: J Francis Olson, Vocals: Sarah Richardson, Organ: Andrew Crowley, Drums: Jordan Carlson, Bass: Joe Baumgart

Merlot 3:26 Guitars\Vocals: J Francis Olson, Organ: Andrew Crowley, Drums: Jordan Carlson, Bass: Joe Baumgart, Strings: Jillian Rae, Pedal Steel: Joe Savage

So Easy 3:48 Guitar, Slide, Vocals: J Francis Olson, Shaker/Electric Piano: Andrew Crowley, Drums: Jordan Carlson, Bass: Joe Baumgart, Violin: Shannon Frid-Rubin

Maybe 3:36 Acoustics & Vocals: J Francis Olson, Drums: Jordan Carlson, Bass: Joe Baumgart

One Long Tomorrow 5:55 Guitars & Vocals: J Francis Olson, Piano/Organ: Andrew Crowley, Drums: Jordan Carlson, Bass: Joe Baumgart, Trumpet & Flϋgel: Andrew Nelson

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J Francis Olson Minneapolis, Minnesota

J Francis Olson - Minnesota native from the Iron Range. J Francis Olson is a gifted musician and songwriter.with a variety of styles, using a blend of modern and vintage tones.
'fuses brusque lyricism and passionate guitar that would make Johnny Cash grin.' (review 2016)
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Track Name: The Dark Forest (Aokigahara)
The Dark Forest (Aokigahara): Lyrics by J Francis Olson 2014

In the shadowy fringe of the light, there is no black and no white
Just a dull sheen of in-between slipping through cracks unseen

A forest stands in the distance, warnings suspended in time
Calling the hatred turned inward, where all hope has faded sublime

Ohhhh cry out to the light… ohhh cry out in the dark
but the sound never escapes the grey.

From the outside looking in, two can seem worlds apart
That’s when the pain is loudest and the deep silent notes sing within.

Into her arms she will take you, healing the killing inside
Before death even knew you, and you lived free for a while.

Ohhhh cry out to the light… ohhh cry out in the dark...
mmmmMMmm it burns my soul.

Where the Passion of truth endures, listen soft to your heart
Cry out your cares without secret, and know that your not alone

When you feel overwhelmed, angels shed tears of innocence.
Your deepest desire is known, and walls can’t contain your soul

Ohhhh sing out to the light, ohhh sing out to the light, ohhh sing out in the dark, mmmmMMMMmmmm

it fills my soul

it fills my soul

You fill my soul.
Track Name: Estranged
Estranged Lyrics by J Francis Olson 2014

I trusted you, for everything, Waited wanting to see something.

Hoping to see you laugh, Aching to see you care.

Still moving among the shadows, you dance around the room.

Evading any attempt to capture now as it blooms.

You make me feel … Estranged. You make me feel … Estranged.

You make me feel … make me feel … make me feel … Estranged.

Surfacing for just a moment then, your soul welled up inside.

And I could see love in you now, by that hint of wisdom in your eye

Right now we feel …. alive, stay with me feel … alive,

Don’t want to feel tangled up inside.

Don’t want to feel… don’t want to feel…. Estranged.

Don’t want to be… Estranged. Don’t want to be…… Estranged.
Track Name: Firefly
Fireflies Lyrics by J Francis Olson 2014

Do you recall my boys, how we used to play?
How we would laugh aloud? That was our way.
Life was easy then, and our souls can glow again its true
Just like Fireflies! Don’t you know?
Hearts like fireflies, we’ll just glow.

Here we are along the way, eleven years from yesterday
Searching for what to talk about, trying our feelings out.
One of life’s mysteries, born blind and learn to see
Through pain and tragedy to love
With hearts like fireflies, don’t you know.
We can be fireflies, let our hearts glow.

Time forms in the past, through jaded walls of glass, the moonlight softly shines
Calling our eyes to see, the truth does set us free, right here, right now that’s all you need to know…
Let’s be fireflies, we can glow! Let’s be fireflies, shining souls.
Like the stars above, here we go….

Something happens when you love, hard hearts turn to doves, being what were called to be.
See what tomorrow brings, a chance to be rid of things and start to feel again,
and be fireflies, beneath the stars. Let’s be Fireflies. See you shine!
You and me we’re fireflies, watch us glow.

Outside our jar, were free to live.
Let’s be fireflies, brush the tears from our eyes, and just glow!
Track Name: No Way Around It
No Way Around It Lyrics by J Francis Olson 2014

I see you runnin so hard, trying to play that one card
But you’ve got no way around it, sooner or later your gonna have to play that game again.
Don’t give in…

You’ve got to pickup and try again… No matter what just don’t give in!
Sometimes the road seems so long, we just lose hope and carry on.
But when your weak you can be strong.
Don’t you know there was a time in my life when

I was like you, now you’re like me. Even the blind can see that were goin round and goin round yeah..

Sometimes were up , sometimes were down
Times like that you put your feet on the ground
Level your shoulders and search deep inside. And pick up the pieces hang on for the ride until you feel your heart again.

Ohhh I don’t wanna fight, or dance around the topic day and night.
Just tell me what’s the matter, what’s going on.
And I can sing you this love song,

Your part of me, I’m part of you, without you I’m less than me, without me your less than you.

When were together, well see it through tomorrow.
I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you
I love you know and forever. I need you beside me
Track Name: Idea
Idea Lyrics by J Francis Olson 2014

I guess I had this idea stuck in my head.
But I just didn’t know much of what was said.

I needed someone to make it through the day.
I built a world where I could hope and pray…

That love would prevail someday.
Yes love would prevail, in us someday.

Was a world built on hope of dreams from the past
Delusions of peace, and a world that could last.
And there I was cloistered away, finding some solace from things people say

What do I have to show for all that hiding?
Detached from a real world of love, that’s no way to live.
But I’m safe here in my world of decay.

When I tried to escape from the castles I made logic was lost, the world closed in, I’d withdrawn again.
Because of your love delusions are gone, leading beyond the invisible walls of my mind.

And I’m never more free then right here and now. From this moment on love leads me along.

Thank you my friend, thank you my friend, thank you my friend.

Today is here.
Track Name: Merlot
Merlot Lyrics by J Francis Olson 2014

About a year ago I bought a new merlot. You tried to help n’ first I just said “no”.
And then we picked out one fine Bordeaux.

Ohhh you were just so fine. Ohhh just give it time.

Friday at Manny’s we had A’ la Carte, That glass of wine surely warmed our hearts
And the conversation was a work of art

Ohhh I was hypnotized. Ohhh by your almond eyes.

There we were with the lights down low. I saw you smile in the warm glow.
Something inside you just know.

Ohhh you just got my heart. Ohhh it’s a real good start.

We caught a cab to the Dakota lounge. Swingin to the grooves of some real jazz hounds
If I’m in for a penny I’m in for a pound.

Ohhh I’m a fool for your love
Ohhh I’m a fool for your love
Ohhh I’m a fool for your love
Ohhh just a fool for your love.
Track Name: (She Makes It) So Easy
So Easy Lyrics by J Francis Olson 2014

I saw you standing there with something on your mind.
You looked around you were searchin for some love.
Now here you stand, she’s holding out her hand.
And everything is alright.

She makes it so easy.
She makes it so easy.
She makes it so easy from the start.

Her eyes hold mysteries that only she can tell.
And when she laughs you know that its for real
And when she’s in your arms it feels so good inside,
there’s no other place you’d rather be.

She makes it so easy.
She makes it so easy,
She makes it so easy from the start.

She makes it so easy.
She makes it so easy,
She makes it so easy to fall in love.

The world was black and white. She put the colors in.
Its in the simple things she does.
It’s in the love she brings that changes everything.
It’s a Grace from up above.

She makes it so easy.
She makes it so easy,
She makes it so easy to fall in love.

She makes it so easy.
She makes it so easy,
She makes it so easy from the heart.
Track Name: Maybe
Maybe Lyrics by J Francis Olson 2014

This morning I woke up alone, Bed was cold and she was gone.
Standing up I looked outside, tears of love you just can’t hide

Maybe I felt you in my soul? It was just your time to go.

All the different hats you wore after you hair fell to the floor
And even the cancer in your bones, didn’t take the love from our home.

There’s nothing I can do to bring you back.
Now I know that you’re alright. It’s time for you to go your way.

I fought my friends who used to say “ You’ll find new love some day”.
Now you’re telling me I know, to move on and let you go.

There’s nothing I can do to bring you back
Now I know that you’re alright, Maybe I can let go tonight.

Maybe I can let go!
Maybe I can let go!
Maybe I can let go, Tonight!
Track Name: One Long Tomorrow
One Long Tomorrow Lyrics by J Francis Olson 2014

Detached, separated never want to know …
Its easy that way. You don’t have to feel, you just slip away
and fade to grey.

When it all comes down to “wonder why”, you want to know, you want to grow in your life.

Separated from the very thought of you,
Segregated from the very spot of you.

Spend some time, show me you care and
you want to be there for your soul.

Don’t let go.

Wasn’t far, from your day when you laid it all away.
Then a light called to you and took you away.

When it all comes down to “wonder why” you didn’t answer, you didn’t call at all.

Connecting to your mind from far away.
I see it now how so long ago it fell away, lingered for so many days.

Something inside your mind has gone and changed.
And way down in side a white river
beats a heart that can’t begin to love or feel.
A heart that’s cold and made like stone.

That’s when it feels like yesterday becomes one long tomorrow.

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