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Chew Up (Music Video)

Chew Up” by SIMON ALMIRA.

Album release tags:

#freemyeyes #sanapwedepa #wishyouwerearound #simonpalawan #fretboardfreelancers

(Reposted from John Christian Yayen)
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Let’s support Palaweño SIMON ALMIRA’s DEBUT ALBUM RELEASE, “Cashew Decade” on FEBRUARY 8, 2016 (Monday) at Haim Chicken with “Wateber” (unplugged) as front act!
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Simon Almira on his song:
“In life we should embrace our past and move on if things don’t work.
Life is all good like all the food around. Chew up! Cheer up!”
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“CHEW UP”
Chorus:
chew up, chew up, chew up
Verse 1:
until sunrise i’ll be here alone
only if you’ll tell me you love me
can’t find a good way to say
that you’re the one that I’m missing, I’m missing
Chorus:
chew up, chew up, chew up
Verse 2:
doing it again slipping those words
all that I’ve said has been erased now, wasted now
I see that your life is demure
all the way, all the time you’re gone, gone, gone
move on, move on, move on
see yah, see yah
Chorus:
chew up, chew up, chew up
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Vocals and Guitar: Simon Almira
Lead Guitar and Sound Engineer: John Varney
Videographer/Editor: John Christian Yayen
*Shot and recorded live January 27, 2016 at Mt. Magarwak, Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Seen on the videos are the views of km 15 North Highway, Honda Bay, Hills of Magarwak, and Mt. St. Paul (mountain above Underground River).
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Recorded and Produced by Island Sound Studios, Bible Believers Baptist Church, Pajara, Sta. Monica.
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Album Release Events:
February 8, 2016 (Monday, 7:30 pm at Haim Chicken)
February, 13, 2016 (7:30pm at Mayad Cafe with Blue Bossa)
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FREE Mp3 download of “Chew Up” at SoundCloud @ “Simon Almira”
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You can contact Simon at simon.almira@outlook.com
He currently works as a freelance musician in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
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ALBUM TITLE: CASHEW DECADE
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CD Release
1. Simple Sam
2. Goal
3. Come to Me
4. Free my Eyes
5. In Love
6. Wish You Were Around
7. I Remember
8. Buhay Nga Naman
9. Ikaw
10. Reyna Rad
11. Pag-asa’y Di Ka Iiwan
Bonus Tracks:
Isla Ganda Palawan
Tayo na sa PPUR
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Online Release
1. Why
2. I Feel the Love
3. My Love for You
4. Chew-Up
5. Isang Katulad Ko
6. Sana Pwede Na
7. Sa Jeepney
8. Nawiwindang
9. Ikaw ang Nais Ko
10. Ikaw Pa Rin
11. Ako ang Mag-gigitara
12. Ano Man
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‪#‎WhatsYourStory‬? ‪#‎PuertoPrincesa‬ ‪#‎Palawan‬ ‪#‎OPM‬ ‪#‎SupportLocal‬

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Broken (Lifehouse Cover)

Guitar instrumental of Lifehouse’s “Broken”

Please share with your friends if you enjoyed this song!
Also check the original version of this song here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6cdPeYJh0s

For downloads, please send me a message or comment =) Thank you all.

Lyrics:

The broken clock is a comfort, it helps me sleep tonight
Maybe it can stop tomorrow from stealing all my time
I am here still waiting though I still have my doubts
I am damaged at best, like you’ve already figured out

Chorus:
I’m falling apart, I’m barely breathing
With a broken heart that’s still beating
In the pain there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I’m holdin’ on, I’m holdin’ on, I’m holdin’ on
I’m barely holdin’ on to you

The broken locks were a warning you got inside my head
I tried my best to be guarded, I’m an open book instead
I still see your reflection inside of my eyes
That are looking for a purpose, they’re still looking for life
(Repeat Chorus)
I’m hangin’ on another day
Just to see what you will throw my way
And I’m hanging on to the words you say
You said that I will be OK

The broken lights on the freeway left me here alone
I may have lost my way now, haven’t forgotten my way home

(Repeat Chorus)


The Man Who Can’t Be Moved (the Script)

A simple instrumental rendition of The Script’s “The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”. I hope you enjoy this cover. If you do, please share it with your friends!
For downloads, please message me here or send me an email at activeguitarist@gmail.com =)

LYRICS:
Going back to the corner where I first saw you
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag I’m not gonna move
Got some words on cardboard, got your picture in my hand
Saying, “If you see this girl can you tell her where I am?”

Some try to hand me money, they don’t understand
I’m not broke – I’m just a broken-hearted man
I know it makes no sense but what else can I do?
How can I move on when I’m still in love with you?

[Chorus:]
‘Cause if one day you wake up and find that you’re missing me
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be
Thinking maybe you’ll come back here to the place that we’d meet
And you’ll see me waiting for you on the corner of the street

So I’m not moving, I’m not moving

Policeman says, “Son, you can’t stay here.”
I said, “There’s someone I’m waiting for if it’s a day, a month, a year.
Gotta stand my ground even if it rains or snows.
If she changes her mind this is the first place she will go.”
[Chorus:]

People talk about the guy that’s waiting on a girl, oh ohh
There are no holes in his shoes but a big hole in his world, hmm

And maybe I’ll get famous as the man who can’t be moved
Maybe you won’t mean to but you’ll see me on the news
And you’ll come running to the corner
‘Cause you’ll know it’s just for you
I’m the man who can’t be moved
I’m the man who can’t be moved

[Chorus:]

[Chorus:]
‘Cause if one day you wake up and find that you’re missing me
(So I’m not moving)
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I could be
(I’m not moving)
Thinking maybe you’ll come back here to the place that we’d meet
(I’m not moving)
And you’ll see me waiting for you on the corner of the street
(I’m not moving)

Going back to the corner where I first saw you
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag, I’m not gonna move

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/script/themanwhocantbemoved.html


Christmas Medley – What Child Is This – Silent Night – Birthday Of A King – Joy To The World

A Christmas medley featuring “What Child is This?”, “Silent Night”, “Birthday of a King”, & “Joy to the World”. This arrangement is track 2 on my free Christmas EP entitled, “A Little Christmas Music”, which is free to download upon request.

This CD contains:

1) The First Noel
2) Christmas Medley featuring “What Child is This?”, “Silent Night”, “Birthday of a King”, & “Joy to the World”
3) It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Thank you for listening! 😀

 


The First Noel (Traditional)

Track 1 from my Christmas EP entitled, “A Little Christmas Music”. This CD is free to download upon request. CD contains:

1) The First Noel
2) Christmas Medley featuring “What Child is This?”, “Silent Night”, “Birthday of a King”, & “Joy to the World”
3) It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Thank you! Enjoy the music =)

 


Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko (guitar Cover)

Guitar cover of Noel Cabangon’s “Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok Ko”. Enjoy!
Please like and comment if you like this song. =)
Lyrics:
Kung tayo ay matanda na
Sana’y di tayo magbago
Kailan man nasaan ma’y
Ito ang pangarap ko
Makuha mo pa kayang
Ako’y hagkan at yakapin ooooooh
Hanggang sa pagtanda natin
Nagtatanong lang sa ‘yo
Ako pa kaya’y ibigin mo
Kung maputi na ang buhok ko

Pagdating ng araw
Ang ‘yong buhok
Ay puputi na rin
Sabay tayong mangangarap
Nang nakaraan sa ‘tin

Ang nakalipas ay ibabalik natin ooooooh
Ipapaalala ko sa ‘yo
Ang aking pangako
Na ang pag-ibig ko’y laging sa ‘yo
Kahit maputi na ang buhok ko

Ang nakalipas ay ibabalik natin hmmmmmm
Ipapaalala ko sa ‘yo
Ang aking pangako
Na ang pag-ibig ko’y laging sa ‘yo
Kahit maputi na ang buhok ko
Kahit maputi na ang buhok ko

(Lyrics from http://www.lyricsmode.com)


Each Step I Take – Guitar Cover

I hope you will be blessed by this new rendition of “Each Step I Take”. Thanks and God bless! Don’t forget to leave a comment, share, or download this song if you really enjoyed it. =)

Hymn Lyrics:
Each step I take my Saviour goes before me,
And with His loving hand He leads the way,
And with each breath I whisper “I adore Thee;”
Oh, what joy to walk with Him each day.

Refrain:
Each step I take I know that He will guide me;
To higher ground He ever leads me on.
Until some day the last step will be taken.
Each step I take just leads me closer home.

At times I feel my faith begin to waver,
When up ahead I see a chasm wide.
It’s then I turn and look up to my Saviour,
I am strong when He is by my side.

I trust in God, no matter come what may,
For life eternal in His hand,
He holds the key that opens up the way,
That will lead me to the promised land.

(Taken from hymnlyrics.org)


Free music to start your New Year!

I’m offering my guitar instrumental album – Living by Faith, for free download this month of January!

album promotion

Living by Faith contains instrumental renditions of hymns of the faith and some relatively new songs as well.

Here is the full track listing:

  1. Dwelling in Beulah Land
  2. Sound the Battle Cry
  3. Moment by Moment
  4. He Looked Beyond my Faults    
  5. Send the Light  
  6. I’d Rather have Jesus
  7. Take my Life, and Let it Be
  8. Jesus Paid it All    
  9. As the Deer
  10. Living by Faith 
  11. What a Friend 
  12. Power in the Blood
  13. Your Grace still Amazes Me
  14. I Surrender All
  15. Teach me Thy Way

To download this free album, please send me an email at activeguitarist@gmail.com or give me a message on my Facebook account. I will send you the download link along with a set of instructions. Thank you and have a great and blessed year!

May this be the beginning of a year full of peace and joy in the Lord for all of us.

– John Varney



Make a Joyful Noise: December Sale

album promotion (2)

December SALE for “Make a Joyful Noise” album
Make a Joyful Noise – featuring compositions by Jean Macolor and John Varney.
200 PHP per CD, plus a free copy of “Living by Faith” (100 PHP value)!

For other details and downloads, please contact me via private message or email at activeguitarist@gmail.com. Thank you!

Track Listing:
1. Refuge and Strength 7. Make a Joyful Noise
2. Great is the Lord 8. Trust in the Lord
3. Remember Now 9. Ikaw
4. Light Within 10. Give Ear, O my People
5. Blessing 11. Sing Unto the Lord
6. Tanging Siya Lamang 12. A Song for You


Let Them Fade – Instrumental (Original Composition)

New instrumental based on a song I wrote a few years ago. Hope you enjoy it!

Philippians 3:13 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, FORGETTING THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE BEHIND, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,”

Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, LET US LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”

LYRICS:
There are many things that are of no value
Yet they remain to clutter up your life
Build a bonfire don’t delay – burn the things that aren’t okay
And then watch them fade away, watch them fade away

>Because you must let go of them – you must learn to let go
Of all the things that pull you back from moving on

Chorus: Watch their light grow darker, let them fade away
Turn your back on anything that’s gone
Your life will be brighter, as you embrace the future
All the while never turning back, let them fade

Throw your pride away – it has never helped you
Learn from your mistakes, and the faults of others
Love and your love will return, hate and hatred you will earn
Be a friend on which all can, on which all can rely

>And when you’ve learned to let go of
The things that hold you back
You’ll find yourself sprinting toward the finish line

Bridge: Your life will be brighter
As their light grows darker
Your life will be brighter
As their light grows darker