And The Stars Will Guide Us Home


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TRACK LISTING
1. I Will Not Be Defeated
2. Eddie Vedder Told Me There’d Be Days Like This
3. Tammy Faye, I Love You
4. I’m Not Over It
5. Move On
6. Control

CREDITS
Released 01 August 2010
Produced and mixed by Garret Gengler
All songs written, performed, and recorded by Steven Wesley Guiles
String arrangements by Garret Gengler
Cover Art by Dave Guiles
Graphic Design by Dan Scott
Mastering by Carl Saff 

LYRICS
I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED
c2010 Steven Wesley Guiles/New Cool Now ASCAP

You were something I was afraid of
You were something I would bow down to
Perhaps I’ve formed a bit of a backbone
Found a spine and a voice of my own
Maybe now you should start runnin’

I will not be defeated
I will not be defeated
I will not be defeated
I will not be defeated
I will not be defeated

EDDIE VEDDER TOLD ME THERE’D BE DAYS LIKE THIS
c2010 Steven Wesley Guiles/New Cool Now ASCAP

I remember Eddie Vedder at the Sonic Youth Festival
He came after Cat Power,  he had a mohawk and he played the ukulele
I was surprised that he played well

Eddie told me there’d be days like this
and with a sharpie he started at his wrist
the words he scribbled as he pulled back his sleeves
“there ain’t nothin’ that you can’t believe”

At the time I didn’t ask why I think I was overloaded
There were too many voices crowding,
I could not make out what they were meaning
I just came to see Malkmus play     He was not as good as I had hoped

Eddie told me there’d be days like this
and with a sharpie he started at his wrist
the words he scribbled as he pulled back his sleeves
“there ain’t nothin’ that you can’t believe”

Eddie told me there’d be days like this
and with a sharpie he started at his wrist
the words he scribbled as he pulled back his sleeves
“sometimes all that you can do is grieve”
“sometimes all that you can do is grieve”

TAMMY FAYE, I LOVE YOU
c2010 Steven Wesley Guiles/New Cool Now ASCAP

Tammy Faye, I love you
Don’t ever let no one come break your heart
Sister, don’t you break down
Leave those haters coming back for more

Standing still never suited you
or crying alone in your bed
You’ve got heart like San Francisco
You’ve got lips that raise the dead

Tammy Faye, I love you
Don’t ever let no one come break your heart
Sister, don’t you break down
Leave those haters coming back for more
Tammy Faye, I love you
When your eyes look into mine
Sister you are sweetness
O sweet, sweet love divine

Locking doors never suited you
Looking down or caving in
You’ve got a heart as big as Texas
You speak love like a heroine
Tammy Faye, I love you
Don’t ever let no one come break your heart
Sister, don’t you break down
Leave those haters coming back for more
Tammy Faye, I love you
When your eyes look into mine
Sister you are sweetness
O sweet, sweet love divine

I’M NOT OVER IT
c2010 Steven Wesley Guiles/New Cool Now ASCAP

I won’t reason with you
and I won’t force your hand
and I won’t make you change your mind
That was not my plan

I won’t wrestle with you
or pull you from the stands
If what I say or do offends you
I hope you understand (repeat)

I’m not over
I’m not over
I’m not over
I’m not over

Over it
Over it
Over it
Over it
Over it

And then the band played on

I won’t reason with you
and I won’t force your hand
and I won’t make you change your mind
That was not my plan

MOVE ON
c2010 Steven Wesley Guiles/New Cool Now ASCAP

Endless summer wasn’t endless was it?
You’re so soon to call up grudges I would soon forget

Move on, move on
if that’s what you’ve gotta do
that’s what you’ve gotta do
that’s what you’ve gotta do
gotta do
gotta

Move on, move on
if that’s what you’ve gotta do
that’s what you’ve gotta do
that’s what you’ve gotta do
gotta do
gotta move on

Winter, cold as ice just like your winter eyes
Can we just get by it?  Do we have to lay down and die?

Will you listen to your heart? I don’t think you hear it’s beating sound.
If you think you’ve got it hard  Well don’t you know that I have got it too?
I think I could bleed enough for two…

Move on, move on
if that’s what you’re gonna do
that’s what you’re gonna do
that’s what you’re gonna do, gonna do,
gonna move on

CONTROL
c2010 Steven Wesley Guiles/New Cool Now ASCAP

When you struggle with control you cannot trust
and if you want to trust someone you really must
let go of (your) control
I always try to set some higher goals
and If I trust someone, well gosh, I never know
if they will get it right
if they are on my side

Help me let go of this control
Help me to trust again
Help me to let you take the wheels
I don’t know nothin’
I want to give myself up to something bigger than myself
Help me let go of this control

If I let go will I ever get it back?
Is it illusion, am I really off the track  as far as that?
and can a self-professing freak like me get by?
Will I trust enough to see you eye to eye?
Am I that tough?  Is this enough?

Help me let go of this control
Help me to trust again
Help me to let you take the wheels
I don’t know nothin’
I want to give myself up to something bigger than myself
Help me let go of this control

 

 

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