These Are The Instructions

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These Are The Instructions
These Are The Instructions You Should Follow Should I Die

Burn Me In A Cardboard Box. Save Your Money For My Wake.

Save Your Money For My Wake. Pick A Pub I Don’t Care Which.

In Which You All Can Celebrate.

Toss My Ashes In The Ocean, Throw Them Hard And Over Hand.

If The Wind Kicks Up And Blows Them Back Towards The Land.

It’s Not A Sign, It’s Just The Wind, So Brush Me Off And Try Again.

I Want Every Woman, Man And Child To Have A Drink.

Mother’s If You’re Child Can’t Raise A Glass.

Pull Them Tight Against Your Chest.

Let Them Suck Upon Your Breast I Think That That’s In Line.

If I Were There I’ld Drink Red Wine

But Your Breast Might Do Just Fine.

Here’s A Short List, Just Two Songs That I Demand Be Played

The Whole Of The Moon Will Light My Way

Somewhere In The Middle Ben Hepner Sings Nessun Dorma

And When He Hits The High C Raise A Cheer, Or Talk Right Through

Shed A Tear, It’s Up To You Not Me To Carry On

With A Brave Face And Your Bright Red Lipstick On.

Mmm Mmm Mmmm Mmmm Your Bright Red Lipstick On….

Keep My Name Alive And Close

Cause I’m The One You’ll Miss The Most

Raise A Glass And Make A Toast To Me The One Who Loves You Most

To Me The One You Love The Most.


from The Waiting Room, released January 28, 2014



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John Mann Vancouver, British Columbia

John Mann through his incredible career as a JUNO award winning musician and revered actor has developed a wealth of support and resources from his colleagues, peers and devoted fan base.

With 11 albums and countless tours of the UK, Europe and North America with Spirit of the West, John returns with his newest work as a solo artist called "The Waiting Room.”
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