We Will All Be Lifted


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TRACK LIST
1. May He Keep You As He Goes
2. As They Please
3. Keep Me Comin’ Back To You
4. Every Chance You Get
5. Something Fresh and New
6. Thankful
7. Except Perhaps The Human Heart
8. Sunday’s Work Has Just Been Done
9. Friends

CREDITS
Released 01 July 2009
Produced and mixed by Garret Gengler
All songs written, performed, and recorded by Steven Wesley Guiles
Most instruments by Steven Wesley Guiles
String arrangements by Garret Gengler
Cover Art by Dave Guiles
Graphic Design by Dan Scott
Mastering by Carl Saff 

LYRICS
MAY HE KEEP YOU AS YOU GO

May He keep you as you go/May your friends help carry the load/May misfortune and pain bring you wisdom, dear friend/May He keep you as you go/ May the wild winds at your back/And the wolves poised to attack/May their scrapes and their blows fall harmless to the ground/May He keep you as you go/ May your strength return to you/May your youth be through and through/If you ever reach out and it seems no one cares/May your strength return to you/ May your loved ones always know/That your love for them will grow/As a seed when it’s watered brings from it new life/May your loved ones always know/May your loved ones always know/May your loved ones always know

AS THEY PLEASE

You say what you say/I know what you mean/I can read through your eyes/ You try what you try/You try what you mean/I can read right through your brain/Don’t say no/Don’t say no/ Going and you want to fight/but I don’t want to say goodnight/I can see through your face again/ I don’t want to try too hard/I just want to get by/I just want to get by/ I just want to see your face/It’s full of love and grace/And don’t you see that I am falling/ I’ll try not too hard/I will beg you for the stars/I will try to be what you need / Don’t give me that old line/I got just so much time/I’ve got too much, too much, too much, too much to do/ I don’t see you everyday/I will change you anyway/There’s nothing here for me now/ No one tries a little hard/Everyone thinks it’s their own yard/to do as they please/ As they please/As they please

KEEP ME COMIN’ BACK TO YOU

I was looking out the window I could not believe me eyes/You were walking rather slowly darlin’, I was hypnotized/ I am trying to remember when I last looked deep at you/I hope that you will pardon all this staring at my shoes/ Daylight pouring through the windows of my old mind/Changing because love has found a gold mine/ Filled up with the days and hours/You don’t need a dozen flowers/I don’t need no superpowers/to keep me comin’ back to you/ I was looking out the window I could not believe me eyes/You were walking rather slowly darlin’, I was hypnotized/ I am trying to remember when I last looked deep at you/I hope that you will pardon all this staring at my shoes/ Daylight pouring through the windows of my old mind/Changing because love has found a gold mine/ Filled up with the days and hours/I don’t need no superpowers/to keep me comin’ back to you/ Don’t look back now with regret/Thank you for the hardship/Thank you for the tears/Thank you for the blessing/ Thank you for the years/Thank you for the break down/Thank you for the rough patch/Thank you for the bleeding/ Thank you for the relapse/ Daylight pouring through the windows of my old mind/Changing because love has found a gold mine/ Filled up with the days and hours/I don’t need no superpowers/to keep me comin’ back to you/to keep me comin’ back to you/ I was looking out the window I could not believe me eyes

EVERY CHANCE YOU GET)

There was a wise man on a hill who once said/things fall apart, degrade and disappear/ Now carry me down this hill to your town/I’ll tell you why we’re all here/ So I carried him on my back for miles/as I labored through the dust and heat/The questions filling up my mind like water drops into the sea/ How do we fit into this Earth?/Have we been wanderin’ since our birth?/And once I get there what am I supposed to do?/That’s something I’m hoping you could tell me too/ When we got there he sat in a chair/The kind with springs all sticking out/He leaned forward, caught my eye and then he opened up his mouth/ We are diamonds, we are pearls/lost treasures in this coal-mine world/The pressure and uncertainty/that’s the only guarantee/ So that’s how we fit into this Earth?/We’ll keep on wanderin’ till we turn back to dirt?/ And if I get somewhere, but I’ve worn out my shoes/do you think you could carry me a mile or two?/ When you grow old you’ll see clearly then/Youth was our chance to win arguments/ Cut every soul some slack every chance you get/It’s better to forgive than to forget/ How do we fit into this Earth?/Have we been wanderin’ since our birth?/And once I get there what am I supposed to do?/ That’s something I’m hoping you could tell me too/That’s something I’m hoping you could tell me too

SOMETHING FRESH AND NEW

I want to start with something new/I want to start with something you can use/I want to give you something you won’t lose/ Here it is /Here it is/Can you hear it?/ I want to teach myself to slow down sure/I want permission to receive the cure/I hope that you won’t drop me ’cause I’m impure/ Here I am/Here I am/Can you see me? Here I am/ Leave me be, but don’t let me go/I need some guidance /but I also need to do it on my own/On my own/On my own/ I want to start with something fresh and new/I want to start with something you can use/I want to give you something you won’t lose/ Here it is/Here it is/Can you hear it? Here it is/

THANKFUL

I’m thankful for the air I breathe /I’m thankful for a steady job/I’m thankful for this hair upon my head /I’m thankful for the stars and moon and gravity that keeps me down to Earth when I get anxious in my bed/ I’m thankful for these eyes that see/I’m thankful to my God above/I’m thankful that I’ve yet to join the dead/ I’m thankful for these steps from the bottom to the top/And dear Lord, I have to thank you that I finally got caught/ And I know that I’ve been wasted and been worthless and unwise/And I’ve squandered my resistance and I barely felt alive/ With my final breath I’ll tell you when I’ve got no time to live/ I thank you for all that you give to me/I’m thankful for all you give/ And I don’t think that I have got it/That I have got it/I ain’t got it

EXCEPT PERHAPS THE HUMAN HEART

Few things are colder than winter in North Dakota late at night/When you’re feeling broken/ And few things are bleaker than finding your old street/Your old house/Your old trees Except perhaps the human heart/Except perhaps the human heart/ And few things give shade like that tree when you were eight/and you would make lemonade for the neighborhood/ And nothing holds tighter than our hands in winter gloves/Or our same bodies wrapped warm to keep out the cold/Or our lips when we’ve sworn not to speak out loud/Not to speak out loud/ Except perhaps the human heart/Except perhaps the human heart/Perhaps the human heart/Except perhaps the human heart

SUNDAY’S WORK HAS JUST BEEN DONE

Into the stream under the surface/Run like a crook with a purpose/ If you come clean will you deserve this?/Off your hook, follow your bliss/ See the water, see the blood/Sunday’s work has just been done/ See the vessel, see the scars/Sunday’s work has brought you far/ Up from the cold and cleansing water/Did this one take? Is He your father?/ Once more behold the fool is wiser/Perhaps I’ll learn to follow after/ See the water, see the blood/Sunday’s work has just been done/ See the vessel, see the scars/Sunday’s work has brought you far/ See the robe and see the crown/Sunday’s work won’t let you down/ Won’t let you down/Into the stream/ FRIENDS Thank you every one of you I’m sure I’ve made some new friends/and when we meet in person I am sure we’ll set some new trends/ If by chance or luck or fate our destiny shall bind us/together intertwining as our history reminds us/ Let’s not weep too much because there’s nothing that will blind us/or tie us up so tightly that no one can unwind us/ Our visions of our futures as our paths roll out before us/will keep us moving forward now join me in the chorus/ Thank you every one of you I’m sure I’ve made some new friends

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