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A dedication to souls in the grip of suicide and other dark places both here in the physical world and the world beyond our biological form, the realm of the spirit. Cry out to the light!


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.


from One Long Tomorrow, track released January 19, 2015
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


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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)
...a solid first album..." The Equal Ground review
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