mixtape (acoustic)

by Johnny Knox

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about

While figuring out my journey as a songwriter, I had a conversation with my mom about the reason why I write. I told her that I believed my ability to write is a gift given from God, so that His love for His people could be on display through melody and lyric. My dream is to be the type of writer who helps others understand their worth in the eyes of the Father. The world has put misconstrued filters on what "true love" looks like, and by partnering with the Holy Spirit, I plan to clear that up.

These four songs have been written over the past three months and they each have their own unique style. A good friend of mine once told me that music could not be put in a box. Meaning, we label artists and their works based on what we think we hear and what we have heard before. By accepting these labels as our identity, we do an injustice to our God as our Creator because we stay within the boundaries man has made and do not venture into a world unknown (the world of creativity). I don't want my music to sound the same. I want each song to have it's own identity, singing the story it was designed to sing.

This EP is all over the place! It's happy, it's sad, it goes on crazy adventures, it's revelatory, and very cheesy. But most importantly... it's honest. I hope what you hear connects to your heart the way it does to mine. This music is a part of me, so please treat it with care!

The beauty of this website is that you can listen to the music for free! Woo!! If you'd like to download the music so you have it on the go, feel free to do so, but that might cost you a bit. :) Surely you can find some quarters in your couch or stacked up in the cupholder in your car! The money that is made from this project will fund my mission trip to Israel in the spring of 2017. I believe that this EP will make more than enough money to provide for myself, so I will take any residual money and donate it into the trip so that others may have the funds necessary to go. The EP is at least $4, but you are allowed to pay whatever price that you believe the music is worth to you.

I want to ask you to prayerfully consider partnering with me in two missions: my mission trip to Israel next year, and my mission to impact the world through music. I am so very grateful for those who will donate. Your support means everything to me and I promise that we are going to bring the Love of God to those who have never felt it before.

Thanks for believing in me. Love you all.


p.s. there are more songs that will be coming very soon!

credits

released November 7, 2016

A special thanks to my parents for always giving me heart checks when I need them the most. They are the epitome of the Father's love and I am the man I am today because of them.

Also a special thanks to my Texans who made the recordings possible. Love you boys!

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Johnny Knox Redding, California

From Madison, AL

I have 3 beautiful sisters

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Track Name: I Do
Cmaj7 Fmaj7 Am7
I bow my head on a Sunday
Cmaj7 Fmaj7 Am7
And pray to God, “What’s your plan?
Cmaj7 Fmaj7 Am7
Why I’m stuck on this one thing
Cmaj7 Fmaj7 Am7
It’s a truth I don’t understand

Why I think ‘bout tomorrow
And not just live for today
Cause I don’t want love to borrow
Here and now, I just want it to stay

Dm Am7
Cause I’ve been thinking bout the time
Fmaj7 Cmaj7
When I look into those eyes
Dm Am7
It’s my vision in the night
Fmaj7 Cmaj7
It’s a dream come true
Dm Am7
I put your hair behind your ear
Fmaj7 Cmaj7
And I wipe away the tear
Dm Am7
Babe you look so good in white
Fmaj7 Cmaj7
You’re a dream come true
Dm Am7 Fmaj7 Cmaj7
And I’ve been dreaming bout the time to say, “I do”
Cmaj7 Fmaj7 Am
To say, “I do”

Cmaj7 Fmaj7 Am

To have a kiss last forever
And every day hold your hand
A dream of mine since I met you
Is to be your number one fan

Love as deep as the ocean
Love as high as the sky
Let’s put this love train in motion
And make the goodbyes become goodnights by design

Cause I’ve been thinking bout the time
When I look into those eyes
It’s my vision in the night
It’s a dream come true
I put your hair behind your ear
And I wipe away the tear
Babe you look so good in white
You’re a dream come true
And I’ve been dreaming bout the time to say, “I do”
Fmaj7 G#7
To say, “I do”
X2

(Key Change)



Fm Cm7
Cause I’ve been thinking bout the time
Eb G#7
When I look into those eyes
Fm Cm7
It’s my vision in the night
Eb G#7
It’s a dream come true
Fm Cm7
I put your hair behind your ear
Eb G#7
And I wipe away the tear
Fm Cm7
Babe you look so good in white
Eb G#7
You’re a dream come true
Fm Cm7
And I’ve been dreaming bout the time to say, “I do”
Eb G#7
And I’ve been dreaming bout the time to say, “I do”
Track Name: The Runaways
Intro: E G6 A
E
May I have this dance, may I have the night
Her daddy told me better have her home by 9
G6 A E
So we shook hands, locked eyes, and made a compromise

E
I grabbed her hand and she grabbed mine
And we started walking ‘to the promise of the night
G6 A E
Then her daddy realized, that I lied

B
So I looked at her and said, “Are you ready for what’s ahead?”

E
To the streets we go, leave it all behind
Don’t worry ‘bout the money or the car we drive
G6 A E
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride
E
To the streets we go, I got a lot to say
Don’t worry ‘bout nobody it’s just you and me
G6 A E
If the wheels keep turning they’ll call us The Runaways
(Intro chords)
The Runaways X2

Five days in and we had it made
People kept calling us The Runaways
But what they don’t see I see are the marks your daddy gave

I heard a knock three times on our motel door
Daddy came looking more mad than before
And with one glance I knew that my right hand would be very sore

So I looked at him and said, “Are you ready for what’s ahead?”
E
To the streets we go, there’s nowhere left to hide
G6
Tomorrow you’ll be wearing black and white stripes
Aadd9 E
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride
E
To the streets you go, there’s nothing up ahead
G6
Don’t worry ‘bout your daughter ‘cause we’ll be wed
Aadd9 E
I’ll be the man she never knew as we drive into the sunset

So I looked at her and said, “Are you ready for what’s ahead?”

(2nd Chorus Chords)
To the streets we go, leave it all behind
Don’t worry ‘bout the money or the car we drive
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride
To the streets we go, I got a lot to say
Don’t worry ‘bout nobody it’s just you and me
If the wheels keep turning they’ll call us The Runaways
The Runaways X2
Track Name: Can't Live Without Her
Intro: B E B E B E B G#m F#

E
Have you ever had somebody that you can’t have
The type of hand you wanna hold but you can’t grab
G#m
I’ve been searchin’ for somebody but my mama always taught me
F#
Pray for her and God will make things right

E
So before I go to bed I hold my hands tight
And pray to God that she’s not lonely that she’s alright
G#m
Oh and if she ever wonders if someone will ever love her
F#
I will love her till the end of time

E
Can’t promise much this world ain’t much and love is all I have

B E
I can’t get her off my mind
B E
I think about her all the time
B E
I, I need her in my life
G#m F#
‘Cause I can’t live without her
E
She always has me at hello
B E
She oh she had me long ago
B E
She takes me high she takes me low
G#m F#
And I can’t live without her

(Same chords as verse 1)
She defines the word beauty like a sunset
A photo taken of her captures God’s creation
But the beauty of her heart has been her beauty from the start
I can hear it in the way she talks
Don’t get me started how I feel when we’re together
When I have her in my life my life is better
Like a sunset in the morning, pick me up but I’m still falling
For her every day and every night

Can’t promise much this world ain’t much and love is all I have

I can’t get her off my mind
I think about her all the time
I, I need her in my life
‘Cause I can’t live without her
She always has me at hello
She oh she had me long ago
She takes me high she takes me low
And I can’t live without her

C#m G#m F# E
Yeahhhhhhhhhh Ohhhhhhhhhh

C#m G#m
Let be what’s supposed to be
F#
Let me make something wonderful
E
Let me make something beautiful
C#m G#m
Let me be what I’m supposed to be
F#
The one that you wanna see
E
In dreams and reality
F# E F# E F# E
Ohhh ohhhh ohhh

I can’t get her off my mind
I think about her all the time
I, I need her in my life
‘Cause I can’t live without her
She always has me at hello
She oh she had me long ago
She takes me high she takes me low
And I can’t live without her

And I can’t live without her
No I can’t live without her
Track Name: I Won't Cry
Bm D
Rain’s falling from the blue skies
Aadd4 D G
Like tears from my blue eyes
D G
It’s pain in disguise

Bm D
Water’s filling up everywhere
Aadd4 D G
It’s hard for me the breathe in the night
D G
When I’m drowning in your lies

What I thought to be beauty
What I thought to be beauty has been redefined
Has been redefined
I thought you were beauty
I thought you were beauty my heart redesigned
My heart redesigned
Bm G F#m D
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
Aadd4
I won’t cry for you
G Aadd4
No I won’t cry for you


Nothin’ like bein’ a fool
Tearin’ down my walls to be with you
Did you love me too

You’re no good for me anyways
It breaks my heart to think that way
But I think that way

I won’t cry, I won’t cry
I won’t cry for you
No I won’t cry for you
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
I won’t cry for you
No I won’t cry for you