Writing and Music by John Kirnan

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Embrace Me From Afar

The song below came from two sources: the thoughts expressed above and being asked to do the music for a video. The video is just the beginning of a project called “Étreinte(s)” that Jenny Lepage has been planning on working on for a long time. The English word would be “Embrace,” but there are other levels to the meaning of the French word. Here’s a link to her video:

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Three Questions (for Jody)

Last year, I unexpectedly lost one of my closest friends. I once said to her that I thought that life might be just a dream. She said, “Yeah, but it’s a beautiful dream.” I agreed. I think we both always felt that, despite whatever happens, life is a wonderful, Magical adventure.

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Her

It’s been quite a while since I posted anything on this site. A lot’s happened between then and now. Someday I’ll probably write about it. But in the meantime, I’ve got a bunch of new songs that I want to share with you. This first one is called “Her” and you’ll find the lyrics below. […]

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The “Black Moon” Album

“Black Moon” is a guitar album. To be accurate, it’s an acoustic fingerstyle guitar album of solo instrumentals.

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Suite – Scarecrow Rain from “Black Moon”

A suite of 5 small guitar pieces, a beautiful painting, and a story.

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Transformation – from “Black Moon”

When I was composing this piece, I gave it a different title. But the more I listened to it, the more I felt that it should be called “Transformation” because of its effect on me. Maybe it’ll have a transformative effect on you too.

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Finally Free – from “Black Moon”

A while back, I sat down with my guitar and said, “I’m going to compose a piece called Finally Free.” I felt that creating the music might actually create freedom as well. And if it turned out the way I hoped, the very least it would do would be to remind me of the possibility of freedom whenever I played or listened to it.

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When I Lived – from “Flying Home”

“And when I’m dead and buried, / Long gone without a trace, / There’ll be no one to remember / The smile on my face. / When I lived, I was happy / Just to watch the Magic rise / In the world all around me / And sometimes, in her eyes.”

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Flying Home

Here’s a new one I wrote this summer. It’s the title track for a new song album I’m working on.

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Moods of a Dancer – from “Black Moon”

This latest instrumental from the “Black Moon” album was composed many years ago as a birthday present for our friend Sharon Wise, a dancer. It has a Spanish feel to it, not flamenco, more classical.

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