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A weekly podcast about anything and everything having to do with Bitcoin!

For access to all of my past episodes via the Let's Talk Bitcoin Podcast Netword, Go here:

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Thanks y'all!

John Barrett

    Hold On

    Hold On

    I wrote this song sometime around 1985 when I found out that my parents were getting a divorce. It was originally written for my Mother who is now 82 years old. I played a very early version of this song for her many years ago and she really liked it. But I've never told her the story behind my inspiration for writing it. For her it's just a song of hope.

    Hold On
    Words & Music by John Barrett & JW Brown

    Rain falls - no one calls
    But nothing last forever
    Meanwhile oh child forget about the rain
    Just Hold On to your beautiful ways

    And darling if you need, Hold On to me
    Darling if you need, Hold On you’ll see
    I can be your goodness try to bring you up
    I can be your holding on

    Goodbye’s - someone always cries
    But nothing lasts forever
    So won’t you smile for me child
    You’ll get along ok just
    Hold On to your beautiful ways

    And darling if you need, Hold On to me
    Darling if you need, Hold On you’ll see
    I can be your goodness try to bring you up
    I can be your holding on

    • 3 min
    The Way of Happiness

    The Way of Happiness

    The Way of Happiness is about Drinking. In this song the main character sees a light in the window of the house where his true Love lives. He knows he should go to her to show her his affection and for the comfort of them both. Instead he is drawn by the pint there in his Father's old flask and for whatever irrational reason, he would rather get drunk alone than explore Love.

    The Way of Happiness
    Words & Music by John Barrett & JW Brown

    There’s a light in her window this evening
    But there’s a pint here in Daddy’s old flask
    I should go to her yes, but it’s here that I’ll stay
    For The Way of Happiness
    For The Way of Happiness

    You know the prince and the pauper they’ll forever get alone
    Give a pint to them each and they’re blessed
    But the lovers they leave, ah forever will grieve!
    For The Way of Happiness
    For The Way of Happiness

    So with Daddy’s old pint for my courage
    And with Mother’s fine locked up old locket
    I went off to uncover the secret
    To The Way of Happiness
    The Way of Happiness

    And Love it meant, Love is meant for You
    And Love is meant, Love is meant for me too
    So lay down your bloody arms lads and raise your pint true
    For Love is meant, Love is meant for you
    And Love is meant for me too

    Here’s to my friends and the last time I saw them
    To good luck when I thought it would last
    To the lassie who passed me and threw me a kiss
    To The Way of Happiness
    To The Way of Happiness

    There’s a light in her window this evening
    But there’s a pint here in Daddy’s old flask

    • 3 min
    You Make The Rain Go Away

    You Make The Rain Go Away

    I wrote this song some years back as a Valentine's Day present for my dearest Friend in the world. I still plan to record it one day with some nice cello parts and maybe a harpsichord solo. The secondary title for this song is: "Connie's Song"

    You Make The Rain Go Away (Connie’s Song)
    Words & Music by John Barrett & JW Brown

    You are the fairest girl here in Eden
    You are the loveliest flower in bloom
    A sunny day You Make the Rain Go Away
    And I am in love with you

    You are as sweet as peaches and topping
    You are delightfully lightfully true
    A capital A for an Angel yeah
    And I am in love with you

    But not long ago
    My heart it beat so slow
    I guess it was waiting for you
    But now I know – our love will grow and grow and grow
    And I’ll be holding you soon

    You are my maiden voyage of laughter
    You make me smile with the things that you do
    A sunny day You Make the Rain Go Away
    And I am in love with you - yes it’s true
    I am in love with you

    • 1 min
    Everything is Alright

    Everything is Alright

    I wrote this some some years back when I was suffering greatly from depression. I lived alone and in a place where I didn't know many people. At that time my guitar was my best friend and one day this song just came out. I polished it and cared for it and turned it in to what you find here.

    These days I still live alone but not really. I have a great dog named Maxwell and he is like a son to me. The only child I've ever had.

    When things seem bad or you feel depressed, remember This: There is One True Magic that will take your depression away and it works every time. And what is that One True Magic? It is the act of CREATION. Creation can mean writing a poem or a note to a friend. Creation can mean cooking a meal - even a simple meal like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or spaghetti with only garlic, butter, salt, pepper.

    Creation can mean reading something. When we are reading our minds are busy creating images as our eyes grab the symbols from the page and turn those symbols into our very own unique images, emotions and feelings.

    Creation can also mean creating a smile. If I smile at someone and they smile back, I am a creator of smiles! If I help a neighbor with a simple task, I can create a smile. I can also be a creator of frowns, of anger or of resentment. But I find that creating smiles makes me feel better about myself and better about my world.

    This all may sound crazy and maybe I am crazy.
    But today I'm happier than I was before I knew about the One True Magic.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: We all know that when it comes to life, "Everything is Alright" is not really true. But I wrote this song to encourage myself to be strong and I hope it brings some strength to you too.

    Peace,
    JB

    Everything Is Alright
    Words & Music by John Barrett & JW Brown

    Picture skies of brighter blue
    And find yourself there in tune
    Then look around and hear the news
    Everything Is Alright
    Everything Is Alright
    Everything Is Alright

    The other day I had the blues
    So bad I swear I was out of tune
    When all around I heard the news
    Everything Is Alright
    Everything Is Alright
    Everything Is Alright

    Everything Is Alright
    Everything is gonna be better in time
    You’ve never been in love well that’s alright
    And it’s alright to cry – but baby don’t cry

    Just picture skies of brighter blue
    And find yourself there in tune
    Then look around and hear the news
    Everything Is Alright
    Everything Is Alright
    Everything Is Alright

    • 3 min
    If She's The One

    If She's The One

    This is one of the shortest songs I've ever written. However, there is a 2nd part to it that requires a big band (really). The melodic theme is perfect for a big band and if I had the money right now, I'd hire the Duffy Jackson Big Band. They're here in Nashville and one of the best Big Bands in this part of the country.

    This song is a call to all young people who have a crush on someone. If you want her, need her, feel like you love her (or him), let her know! Don't wait. Next week they might meet someone else when that someone else could be you today. If you ask them out and they say no, don't worry about it. There are many fish in the sea and personally I find myself falling in love several times every day.

    And my own problem is probably the same as yours. I'm scared to death of rejection. But we shouldn't be.
    Life is short and love can last a lifetime so let's take that risk and ask that person out!
    Peace & Love to you guys!
    JB

    If She’s The One
    Words & Music by John Barrett & JW Brown

    If She’s The One, she’s the girl and you love her pal
    Let her know before the lights go out
    Cause she won’t always be around

    If you want her and you need her and you love her man
    Let her know before the sun goes down
    Cause she won’t always be around

    She won’t always live in this town
    You might look to find she can’t be found

    • 56 sec
    When I'm Here With You

    When I'm Here With You

    This song was written many years ago in a way that surprised me at the time. I remember sitting down with the guitar and my little cassette tape recorder. I pushed record and then began to play. This song came out almost exactly like you'll hear on this recording. One of the few times when I felt like a song was given to me instead of written by me.
    It's a simple little song that always makes me smile.
    Love to all of you!
    JB

    When I’m Here With You
    Words & Music by John Barrett & JW Brown

    Well when I die just bury me
    Wherever you please, wherever you please
    And I hope you wont’ be needin me

    Yeah when I die and rise above
    Just cover my body with the cold damp mud
    It don’t matter to me, it don’t matter to me

    Well it don’t matter to me you know
    I lose my body and I’ll use my soul
    It don’t matter to me, it don’t matter to me

    But when I’m here with you you know
    Everything matters and it goes so slow
    When I’m Here With You

    Well when I die just bury me
    Wherever you please, wherever you please
    And I hope you wont’ be needin me

    • 2 min

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