Tuesday, 10 March 2015

TJ - Every Life Matters OUT NOW

Thomas "TJ" Janak's 18th studio album is out now. 56 minutes of synthesizer-dominated pop.

For lyrics and more see posts below.

Purchase it now for only £10 including worldwide shipping (regular postal service) To pay type in the following email address on the paypal page: t.janak@gmx.de

You can listen to the entire album HERE

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Artwork revealed



Thomas "TJ" Janak's 18th album will be out by the end of the month and the artwork has now been revealed.

Working off Thomas's ideas "Quirky Melon"s Shameena McPherson took the picture and put together all the artwork for the forthcoming release.

The CD will be in a card wallet, shrink-wrapped and in a limited edition of just 100 copies.

There won't be an additional booklet for the 15-track album

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Equipment used


Thomas has always been a hardware aficionado and has his own studio, called 'Sensitivity Studio', in Birmingham / United Kingdom.

The following equipment was used for his new album: "TJ - Every Life Matters":

Yamaha MX61, Novation Mininova, Access Virus T1 2Polar, Access Virus A, Emu Planet Phatt, Korg Volca Beats, Volca Synth and Volca Bass, Roland Aira TR-8, TB-3 and VT-3, Akai Rhythm Wolf, Maxon 200, Doepfer Maq 16/3, Voiceworks TC Helicon, Alesis Microverb IV

Recorded on Tascam DP 32 and mastered onto Gemini DRP-1

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

01 - Is this what the world is coming to?


Music & Lyrics: Thomas “TJ” Janak
January 2015


Is this what the world is coming to? Holding out on love for me and you?
Tragedies in motion all across the TV screen
Devoid of all emotion, scenes of hate I’ve never seen before

All the talk of peace and love has failed to fill our hearts
While keeping peace seems hard enough, life’s falling apart quite quickly

All the talk of peace and love has failed to fill our hearts
While keeping peace seems hard enough, life’s falling apart quite quickly

Is this what the world is coming to? Holding out on love for me and you?
Tragedies in motion all across the TV screen
Devoid of all emotion, scenes of hate I’ve never seen before

02 - Rainbow in the sky


Music & Lyrics: Thomas “TJ” Janak
January 2015


You watch TV or read a book ‘cause you don’t dare to look
At the wonders of the world high above us like a bird

There’s a rainbow in the sky, all the colours shining bright
And if you or I shall die, it will guide us through the night

We have often been told about the love the sky may hold
In many stories of old they talk about a path of gold

There’s a rainbow in the sky, all the colours shining bright
And if you or I shall die, it will guide us through the night

There’s a rainbow, there’s a rainbow

You watch TV or read a book ‘cause you don’t dare to look
At the wonders of the world high above us like a bird

There’s a rainbow in the sky, all the colours shining bright
And if you or I shall die, it will guide us through the night

There’s a rainbow, there’s a rainbow


There’s a rainbow

03 - Fire


Music & Lyrics: Thomas “TJ” Janak
January 2015


When you’re playing with fire you can’t feel the heat
As its burning through you from the inside

As your senses go numb and your mind goes blank
You will open new doors but they won’t always bring you back

Fire – eternal flame of passion
Fire – it cannot be controlled (2x)

When you’re playing with fire you can’t feel the heat
As its burning through you from the inside

When you’re playing with fire you can’t feel the heat
As its burning through you from the inside

As your senses go numb and your mind goes blank
You will open new doors but they won’t always bring you back

Fire – eternal flame of passion

Fire – it cannot be controlled (2x)

04 - The love in my heart


Music & Lyrics: Thomas “TJ” Janak
January 2015


I’ve had enough of everything, it’s time to break free
I will follow my heart for it knows where I want to be

All the books I have read have only held me back
The deeper I go inside of me the less I feel regret

Freedom is a tricky thing, so fleeting yet so eternal
If live has taught me anything its to make the best of it

I can truly feel the love in my heart
And I can do anything there’s no holding back

I can do anything, there’s no regret

I’ve had enough of everything, it’s time to break free
I will follow my heart for it knows where I want to be

All the books I have read have only held me back
The deeper I go inside of me the less I feel regret

the less I feel regret

05 - The window of your soul


Lyrics & Music: Thomas “TJ” Janak
November 2014


Have you ever noticed how bright the sun can shine?
Have you ever wondered who lives above the sky?
How the wind brings love to sorrow, how he brightens up the night?
How the truest emotions can cut right through the light?

Ooh, to the window of your soul,
Ooh, the window of your soul

As light hides the darkness and makes the shadows disappear
A glimpse of hope comes forward, shows a way out of the fear
Sometimes we need to listen to the rhythm of the heart
When illumination follows offering a brand-new start

Ooh, to the window of your soul

Changes in the cycle of everlasting life
Voices of tomorrow will echo through tonight
Looking at the world seems like a never-ending fight
Holding hands in darkness, holding hands in light

Ooh, to the window of your soul,
Ooh, the window of your soul

Ooh, to the window of your soul,

Ooh, the window of your soul

06 - I guess I must be dreaming


Lyrics & Music: Thomas “TJ” Janak
October 2014


Walk into the light and sleep on a cloud of love
I know we’ll be alright, be still so we won’t wake up
I am waiting for a star to light the way for us
It’s all so perfect so I guess I must be dreaming

It’s all so perfect so I guess I must be dreaming

I guess I must be dreaming

Ooohhh

Walk into the light and sleep on a cloud of love
I know we’ll be alright, be still so we won’t wake up
I am waiting for a star to light the way for us
It’s all so perfect so I guess I must be dreaming

I guess I must be dreaming

07 - I am falling for you

Music & Lyrics: Thomas “TJ” Janak
December 2014


I am falling for you and the sun comes out to tell you that it’s true
Don’t know what to do but to make my feelings known to you

No need to hide my emotions now that they’d like to come through
If it wasn’t for you my heart would’ve never known the truth

I am falling for you and the sun comes out to tell you that it’s true

I am falling for you and the sun comes out to tell you that it’s true
Don’t know what to do but to make my feelings known to you

I am falling for you and the sun comes out to tell you that it’s true
Don’t know what to do but to make my feelings known to you

I am falling for you

08 - Tears of joy


Lyrics & Music: Thomas “TJ” Janak
November 2014

Love keeps shining brighter than the stars followed by tears of joy
Shadows darken the night’s sky tears are asking, are asking  why?

Like a river flowing freely
Flowers blooming while trees are dying,
 is there still, is there still hope?

Love keeps shining brighter than the stars followed by tears of joy

Love keeps shining brighter than the stars followed by tears of joy

Shadows darken the night’s sky tears are asking, are asking  why?

09 - Into the light


Music & Lyrics: Thomas “TJ” Janak
January 2015


I think we should keep going all the way until the end
Ever moving, ever growing, we keep marching hand in hand

There is no way of knowing if the journey ever ends
All the stones you keep on throwing will only break your hand

Into the light where the shadows disappear
Into the light where your loved ones feel so near
Into the light where the shadows disappear
Into the light where your loved ones feel so near
Into the light

Many came before us and too many left too soon
Some were planting flowers on the surface of the moon

Cosmic revelations are well hidden in the wind
Du musst immer weiter wo die meisten Sterne sind

Into the light where the shadows disappear
Into the light where your loved ones feel so near
Into the light where the shadows disappear
Into the light where your loved ones feel so near
Into the light

Many came before us and too many left too soon
Some were planting flowers on the surface of the moon

Cosmic revelations are well hidden in the wind

Du musst immer weiter wo die meisten Sterne sind

10 - Life


Music & Lyrics: Thomas “TJ” Janak
December 2014

Every life matters, every flower, every leaf
When you scratch the surface, you’ll find life underneath

We may not understand what life is all about
You can try to hide it but truth wants out

People speak in different tongues and may come from different places
But when you make them smile you’ll find love in most cases

Every life matters, every flower, every leaf
When you scratch the surface, you’ll find life underneath

you’ll find life underneath

We may not all believe or share the same ideas
But we could all achieve some peace while we’re here

Every life matters, every flower, every leaf
When you scratch the surface, you’ll find life underneath

We may not all believe or share the same ideas
But we could all achieve some peace while we’re here

Every life matters, every flower, every leaf

When you scratch the surface, you’ll find life underneath

11 - Save it for another day


Music & Lyrics: Thomas “TJ” Janak
January 2015


Don’t tell the world you’re sorry put a smile on your face
We all have our little stories about those who prevail

You count the stars and wipe your tears
You dream of love to draw it near
You push the darkest clouds away and save your worries for another day

Save it for another day
Save it for another day

Don’t tell the world you’re sorry put a smile on your face
We all have our little stories about those who prevail

You see the love in people’s eyes
In your heart lies paradise
You push the darkest clouds away and save your worries for another day

Save it for another day
Save it for another day

You count the stars and wipe your tears
You dream of love to draw it near
You push the darkest clouds away and save your worries for another day

Save it for another day

Save it for another day

12 - Dreamers


Music & lyrics: Thomas “TJ” Janak
December 2014


Brighter than sunlight, deeper than the sea
Do not follow rivers, why don’t you follow me?

Dreamers love oceans and the vastness of the deep
Full of emotions when you’re crying in your sleep

Oooh, I could change tomorrow
But I could never change what’s meant to be (2x)

It’s not for me to question what I already understand
Is love a crime of passion I may never understand?

Oooh, I could change tomorrow
But I could never change what’s meant to be (2x)

Oooh, I could change tomorrow
But I could never change what’s meant to be (2x)


Take a walk with me until the morning light
When suddenly you will have fallen in love

Come and dance with me to the rhythm of your heart
And share with me your deepest emotions


Fly away with me 

13 - Fly away with me


Music & Lyrics: Thomas “TJ” Janak
October 2014

Take a walk with me until the morning light
When suddenly you will have fallen in love

Come and dance with me to the rhythm of your heart
And share with me your deepest emotions

Watch the moon with me in all its might and glory
Celebrate the tree and the leafs he loves so much

(bridge)

Fly away with me, lets fly away forever
Fly away with me and we will never stop

(bridge)

Take a walk with me until the morning light
When suddenly you will have fallen in love

Come and dance with me to the rhythm of your heart
And share with me your deepest emotions


Fly away with me 

14 - In your arms


Lyrics and Music: Thomas “TJ” Janak
January 2015

The strangest little incidents don’t mean that much to me
The only thing I am thinking of is to have you here with me
Like a child that needs protection, like a new born baby boy
I feel like I am floating by – like a leaf, like a toy

Cause I feel safest in your arms, where else would I rather be?
Cause I feel safest in your arms, where else would I rather be?

Is this what heaven feels like? Am I about to die?
I can feel two hearts beating and I am about to cry
Like a child that needs protection, like a new born baby boy
I feel like I am floating by – like a leaf, like a toy

Cause I feel safest in your arms, where else would I rather be?
Cause I feel safest in your arms, where else would I rather be?

Is this what heaven feels like? Am I about to die?
I can feel two hearts beating and I am about to cry
Like a child that needs protection, like a new born baby boy
I feel like I am floating by – like a leaf, like a toy

Cause I feel safest in your arms, where else would I rather be?

Cause I feel safest in your arms, where else would I rather be?

15 - The Sound Of The Eagle


Music & Lyrics: Thomas “TJ” Janak
February 2015

The sound of the eagle is the sound of the sky
is the sound of the earth, is the sound of the world

(Chanting: He-ya-ya-ya ...)