Ophelia

by John Schmitt

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about

John Schmitt was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, and his songs are a direct reflection of his experiences growing up there. His simple, honest approach tells stories that hit at the heart of American life. Blending a folk-meets-soul style to go along with thoughtful lyrics and images, John sings about his life in real terms. His album "Ophelia," due out on 11/12/10, is his loftiest work to date. Produced by Caleb Hawley, we see on "Ophelia" just how life in the city has affected Schmitt, now a resident of Brooklyn, as he takes us along for many stories of life, love, loss, and coffee consumption.

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released November 12, 2010

produced by Caleb Hawley

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Track Name: Lament
I do not lament you anymore
I do not lament you
I do not lament
I do not
I do
I

I do not take chances with you
I do not take chances
I do not take
I do not
I do
I
Track Name: Ave Regina
My thoughts are so heavy
My intentions so pure
That I can't even stand
When she enters the door
It's like the Queen is in session
And all I can do
Is sing 'Ave Regina'
'Ave to you'

She can give life so freely
To be honest and brave
They'll be counting for decades
All the lives that she saved
I will forego the distance
And the walls in between
My sights are now setting
On courting the Queen

So I die for the very first time
Sing dirges and requiem masses
For an age, a place, a time, and a boy
Who watches his pipe dreams pass away

I had dreams I would move here
And take it by storm
To return all victorious
To the land I was born
And when I'm dearly departed
From the land that I started
The Queen and her subjects would mourn

But I die for the very first time
Sing dirges and requiem masses
For an age, a place, a time, and a boy
Who watches his pipe dreams pass away

So I'll stand here and wait
For the one who is always late
I gave up so soon
Just to stay in this room
Singing 'Ave Regina,
Ave to you'
I gave up so soon
Just to stay in this room
Singing 'Ave Regina,
Ave to you'