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You Can’t Hide the Light
Johnny Schaefer Ft. Melissa Manchester
Words and Music: Johnny Schaefer, ASCAP
Vocals: Johnny Schaefer and Melissa Manchester
Music Produced by Stephan Oberhoff with Johnny Schaefer
Instruments: Stephan Oberhoff
Additional vocals: Melissa Manchester, Susan Holder, Stephan Oberhoff, and Johnny Schaefer
Mixed and Mastered: Stephan Oberhoff, Creation Station, Pasadena, CA, Full Circle Productions
Video Director/Editor: Daniel Henry Smith
Director of Photography: Paco Silva
Siren Arts Productions www.sirenartsproductions.com
Lineage Dance Company
Dancers: Christopher Frazier and Ericalynn Priolo
Choreography: Hilary Thomas
Filmed at the Lineage Performing Arts Center, Pasadena, CA
www.lineagepac.org
Lighting: M Cantu
Production Assistant: Devin Jackson
Audio: Susan Holder
On-camera guitarist: Lukas Romero
Video Producer/Creative Concept: Johnny Schaefer
Special Thanks: Brian Elerding and everyone at Lineage Performing Arts Center
www.smoothjazz.com Sandy Shore, Sue Parker, Dayle Murphy, Donna Phillips, and Rowan Meert;
Jamie Glaser, Don Zickefoose, Terry Wollman, Teresa Tudury, Gayla Turner, Franklin “Donny D” Lewis, Nancy J Reid and Lisa D Smith of Big Blend Radio and TV, Marge Walsh, Jane Bock, and all who are listening and supporting our work and those who choose to shine their light. Melissa, you and your music have been a beacon of light to me most of my life. Thanks for coming to the party.
Available for download and streaming on all major platforms
www.hearjohnny.com
www.melissamanchester.com
Publicist for this project: Larry Kay, Night Train PR: Nighttrainpr@voicenet.com
© Copyright 2021 Auditory Verve Music, ASCAP
All Rights Reserved Worldwide
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Lyrics


Lyrics: You Can’t Hide the Light
Music and lyrics by Johnny Schaefer

The thing about barbed wire
Is that you can see right through it
The thing about you is that
You’re transparent, too
The thing about us is that
We put up defenses, but,
Still all this light just keeps burstin’ right through

You can’t hide the light
Sometimes a spark, sometimes a ray, sometimes a burning ember
You can’t hide the light
Sometimes it blazes like the sun moon and stars together
You can’t hide the light
It shines twenty-four seven, January through December
In you
Sometimes I think that you forget, don’t worry, I remember

The thing about white lies
Is that you can see right through them
The thing about your eyes is
They show the real you
The thing about us is that
We’ve got this connection
That lets all this light just keep
Burstin’ right through

You can't hide the light
Your light has saved me but I'm sure that you already know this
You can't hide the light
So many times, when it's been dark, your love has shown the way
You can't hide the light
So many others start to shine when you decide to show it
I always see it in you
It just takes turning on a light and darkness goes away

I thought I was lost in the darkness
I couldn’t make anything out
I remember that first healing flicker
Like finding a stream in the midst of long, hot drought

Now I drink in all your light
Your light has saved me but I'm sure that you already know this
I drink in all your light
So many times when it's been dark your love has shown the way
You can't hide the light
So many others start to shine when you decide to show it
I always see it in you
It just takes turning on a light and darkness goes away

Another thing about barbed wire
Sometimes a spark, sometimes a ray, sometimes a burning ember
Is that you can snip right through it
Sometimes it blazes like the sun and moon and stars together
Another thing about you is that
It shines twenty-four-seven, January through December
You cut to the chase
Sometimes I think that you forget, don’t worry, I remember
Another thing about us is that
Your light has saved me, but I’m sure that you already know this
We've learned how to let go
So many times when it’s been dark your love has shown the way
Now I get to bask in all this
So many others start to shine when you decide to show it
Light from your face
It just takes turning on a light and darkness goes away


I greet the dawn of you with wonder and anticipation
You can’t hide the light
Your light is unaffected by the fog and clouds and rain
You can't hide the light
Unlike the moon your light is fueled by self illumination
You can’t hide the light
You might disguise it, but it never fully goes away
Burstin’ right through
Sometimes I think that you forget
Don’t worry, I remember
© Copyright 2021 John Herbert Schaefer, ASCAP
Auditory Verve Music, All Rights Reserved