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Track Name: Whenever I sing Georgia
Verse 1

Riding back in the afternoon, when we just finished school

Took them bikes down every track, until the dust fell

We were trusted to return although we were often late

I'd see you out in the distance waiting at the gate.

Chorus

I hear you call my name again

We'd race to be back home then

I never thought I'd be this far from you

Whenever I sing Georgia, you’re on my mind.

Verse 2

I say you have all the answers If I was ever in doubt

You could tell if I was in the wrong If I could do without

You'd be a shoulder to cry on You'd be a guiding hand

Whatever trouble I'm into you try to understand

Chorus

I hear you call my name again

We'd race to be back home then

I never thought I'd be this far from you

Whenever I sing Georgia, you’re on my mind.

Verse 3

On that day I sang for you the congregation cried

And I cried hard with them could not keep it inside.

Chorus

I hear you call my name again

We'd race to be back home then

I never thought I'd be this far from you

Whenever I sing Georgia, you’re on my mind.
Track Name: Turning stones
Verse 1

Meet me by the shore at 20 past sun rise.

We can sit together just watching the tide,

Revealing all its secrets and magical reflections of you.

No blemish in the sand, let’s make our mark together.

write our names in a heart and

swear it’s forever.

Chorus

Turning stones, turning stones with you x 2

Who knows what we might find.

Verse 2

Stepping over driftwood that’s drifted on the ocean,

For miles and miles and miles.

That’s a lot of devotion, to find its way here.

Middle 8

This is just the perfect day

I couldn’t wish for more

You and I and the ocean

We feel in love by the shore
Track Name: Bound to the Ocean
I am bound to the ocean

I am bound to the sea

Oh, oh set me free

Verse 1

Keep me clean oh keep me bright

Follow the moon in the dark of the night

Keep the fishes that swim along with me

Verse 2

Oh, oh diving below

To a world that I want to show you

This is my garden my forest and my street

Verse 3

As I breath Oh my lungs

Hold in the air so I become

Another pair of eyes looking back at the sun

Middle 8

On the beaches & coves where we run

Children build castles in the sand

The tide will eventually reach you son

And our daughters dance along
Track Name: If not you
Verse 1

Who do I turn to now?

When I've turned every corner now I'm lost in this labyrinth of life

Who do I turn to now?

Where do I run to now?

I've run to the end of this earth and found no answers

Where do I run to now?

Verse 2

Who do I talk to now?

I've been talking in my sleep to anyone who will listen

Who do I talk to now?

Who will catch me now

When I'm falling, and tumbling can't see where I will land

Who will catch me now

Chorus

Who, If Not you. x 2

Verse 3

Who will hold me now

Hold me tight but don't hold me back please

Who will hold me now

Who will listen now

Although I shout it seems like a whisper

Who will listen now

Verse 4

Who will love me now

If not, you then where can I rest this heart of mine
Track Name: Don't follow me
Verse 1

Driving home,

traffic as slow as the dirt it’s on

I cannot find a decent song on my radio

I’m looking around

There’s a young man with his head in the clouds

With impractical dreams, funny how he seems,

Smarter than me.

Chorus

Take it slow, he seems to know which way to go.

Don’t follow me I’ll follow you

I’ve come too far. I still don’t really know where we are

Don’t follow me I’ll follow you

Verse 2

“Take my hand

come with me to the promised land” he said,

I don’t really understand what he’s talking about.

The promised land,

was pulled like a rug from beneath the man

and sold online in a plastic can as real estate

Verse 3

An innocent child

Has no idea as she delivers her smile

That the hopes of a nation, weight of the world

Are pinning her down.
Track Name: So long, travelling away
Verse 1

Driving home,

traffic as slow as the dirt it’s on

I cannot find a decent song on my radio

I’m looking around

There’s a young man with his head in the clouds

With impractical dreams, funny how he seems,

Smarter than me.

Chorus

Take it slow, he seems to know which way to go.

Don’t follow me I’ll follow you

I’ve come too far. I still don’t really know where we are

Don’t follow me I’ll follow you

Verse 2

“Take my hand

come with me to the promised land” he said,

I don’t really understand what he’s talking about.

The promised land,

was pulled like a rug from beneath the man

and sold online in a plastic can as real estate

Verse 3

An innocent child

Has no idea as she delivers her smile

That the hopes of a nation, weight of the world

Are pinning her down.
Track Name: Listen to me
Verse 1

I’ve had tears of sadness, been one step from madness

Borderline insomniac, though I would never crack

Work hard and play soft, have friends that I have not

And some friends I will never know



Never really been into cars, played in a lot of bars

Met all kinds of people and all kinds of could be stars

heard their opinions on life and minions

Their imaginary superstars they all seem to know



Chorus

Hey, why don’t you listen to me?

I’ve got so much more to give

If you could only hear.

What I have to say.



Verse 2

Those people are talking I can’t hear my own words

Though I shout at the top of my voice

And I screaming inside would you stop and just listen

To what you are missing in life



Take off the blinkers, put down your defenses

Open the gates to your heart

You don’t mind if I sing, a song for myself?

A song that I wrote for everyone else



I said hey, why don’t you listen to me?

I’ve got so much more to give

If you could only hear.

What I have to say.



And I’m singing now, am I being heard?

And I’m singing now, can you hear my words? I’m singing now…
Track Name: Sunkiss
Verse 1

I’ve had tears of sadness, been one step from madness

Borderline insomniac, though I would never crack

Work hard and play soft, have friends that I have not

And some friends I will never know



Never really been into cars, played in a lot of bars

Met all kinds of people and all kinds of could be stars

heard their opinions on life and minions

Their imaginary superstars they all seem to know



Chorus

Hey, why don’t you listen to me?

I’ve got so much more to give

If you could only hear.

What I have to say.



Verse 2

Those people are talking I can’t hear my own words

Though I shout at the top of my voice

And I screaming inside would you stop and just listen

To what you are missing in life



Take off the blinkers, put down your defenses

Open the gates to your heart

You don’t mind if I sing, a song for myself?

A song that I wrote for everyone else



I said hey, why don’t you listen to me?

I’ve got so much more to give

If you could only hear.

What I have to say.



And I’m singing now, am I being heard?

And I’m singing now, can you hear my words? I’m singing now…
Track Name: Gwendolyn Rose
Verse 1

From the moment that I met you I knew, I’d love you for ever.

Even when you cry you make me smile.

Looking at your face is just like looking in a mirror,

A reflection I haven’t seen for a while.



Seeing your reaction to this song, you beat your hand almost in time,

And it’s lighting up the room.

Making a comment that I don’t understand,

I’ll put it down as constructive criticism.

Chorus

As Van Morrison said, have I told you lately that I love you.

As you said mum, mum, mum. she loves you too.

And we’re happy to have you around, listening to every sound you make,

Gwendolyn Rose.

Verse 2

As I hold you in my arms you pull on the paper,

That I’m trying to write the lyrics on.

With one firm tug it falls to the ground

You give a whimper of quiet satisfaction



Now that your sleeping, I finish composing

This ode to my only child.

It’s fun and laughter happy ever after

Teas at bedtime, you won’t eat your food no more.



Chorus



Repeat 1st
Track Name: Heart is broke
Verse 1

I won't write you a letter I've no paper to write it on.

I won't write you a letter I've no paper to write it on.

I've nothing to say anyhow, now my baby's gone.

Verse 2

I can't call you later I haven't a nickel or a dime.

I can't call you later I haven't a nickel or a dime.

I can't call you later if I could, hell, I wouldn't have the time.

Chorus

My Heart is broke and my baby's gone this time.

My Heart is broke and my baby's gone this time.

My heart is broken, she don't seem to mind.

Verse 3

She asks while she's leaving can we still be friends?

She asks while she's leaving can we still be friends?

Sure I still love you, so long as I don't see you again.
Track Name: Back before the storm
Verse 1

There is salt in the palm of his leathery hands

weathered by tides and storms

The lines on his face deep creases that flow

to the sea, this man was born.

Now it's said in the town that his father was drowned

and his father before him too.

He said he'd be safe with God's speed and good grace

I'm sailing home to you, sailing home to you.

Chorus

In my baby's arms tonight, in my baby's arms

make sure the fires are alight

we'll be back before the storm, back before the storm.

Verse 2

They were not to know but on that fateful eve

as they cast off and steamed to the night

a storm so fierce it could draw out the tears

from faces cold with fright

A hammer wind blows at it knocks through the cabin

their only protection gone

in his final words he whispered a prayer

"keep those at home safe and warm

Verse 3

Years had passed, and the sea broke the wreck

as it washed upon the shore

They found a gold chain right there on the deck

which the fisherman once wore

and inscribed on a pendent the words from his love.

Be back before the storm, be back before the storm
Track Name: Wake up smiling
Verse 1

Woke up happy so avoided the news

I don’t want them reporters to be giving me the blues

Bad luck stories I don’t need to hear

Avoiding all the people that we should fear

Chorus

Wake up smiling with you

Wake up smiling you just sleep the whole day through

And when you open up your eyes

You wake up smiling too

Verse 2

Roll out of bed like you just fell from a star

You only realize just how lucky you are

Lucky to be there with that roof on your head

Nice fresh linin on your nice warm bed

Chorus

Wake up smiling with you

Wake up smiling you just sleep the whole day through

And when you open up your eyes

You wake up smiling too

Middle 8

Ooh, I sometimes do not know which way to go

Hey, does it really matter anyway

Verse 3

What’s the point in them asking me to choose

When the looser wins and the winners loose

Chorus

Wake up smiling with you

Wake up smiling you just sleep the whole day through

And when you open up your eyes

You wake up smiling too

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