Johnny Schaefer

Johnny Schaefer

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Pop - General | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,281   
Member Since: 2015
   Last Login: 1/6/2020
   Sounds Like: Josh Groban, Michael Buble

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Song Description

April Fool is written by a Caucasian man in a same-sex marriage to a Hispanic man. It was written during a period of separation between the two and is a song of regret and a plea for another chance. It both celebrates and bemoans the cultural differences that make relationships richer while sometimes threatening them.

Story Behind the Song

April Fool is about dealing with culture clash in relationships. A lover sings of regrets and pleads for a second chance while singing of the cultural differences that both enliven and threaten the relationship. Johnny Schaefer lives on Mt Washington in Los Angeles, a largely Hispanic neighborhood whith a mix of people from many other racial backgrounds. He is a caucasian man married to a latino man, so their relationship is unconventional in more ways than one.

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Broadjam Member Reviews

I really like the lead vocals and I also like the sound of the percussion instruments - sounds a lot like Tony Orlando.

    - Randal Dunkle

April Fool
I thought we'd found a way across each other's borders
and into a place where we can coexist
and I know that God's not sitting up there taking orders
but I'm sure He sees the beauty in an unconventional relationship like this

Sometimes communication suffers from our cultures
the things we grew up with seem like guarded walls
but there is so much to learn if we fight off the vultures
circling round us when we falter
attacking love and understanding when they call
I've been an April Fool
But if I promise to try, oh,
Could we be back together
by Cinco de Mayo

I never knew there were so many ways to see things
And being with you has really opened my mind
You constantly challenge me and give my life new meaning
And I know sometimes it's messy
but if we look, it's often brilliant what we find

I am not my mistakes
and you are not yours, too
It seems we give, it seems we take
but come on, all this silence just won't do

The vultures come from us
That's why we can stop them in their flight

Song Length
Pop - Easy Listening, Pop - General
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Poignant, Gracious

Subject Matter
Making Up, Relationship

Similar Artists
Enrique Iglesias, Michael Buble
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Johnny Schaefer
Music Credits Johnny Schaefer
Producer Credits Johnny Schaefer and George Reich
Publisher Credits Auditory Verve Music
Performance Credits Vocals by Johnny Schaefer
Label Credits Independently produced and released by CD Baby