Love Can Change the World

by Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon

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1.
It all comes down to how I chose to live the truth I’ve found Cause sometimes I can make a point, and never make a sound Every road is neatly paved with all my best intents But scattered on the shoulder lie the thoughtless words I’ve spent Love can change the world I can play a part If only I would listen I could hear, with an open heart with an open heart I see the world in black and white and rarely hear the gray I don’t take time to read the lines, and then I turn the page When I can smell the roses, still, though snow is on the ground Their petals falling at my feet – I finally hear the sound Love can change the world I can play a part If only I would listen I could hear, Love can change the world I can play a part If only I would listen I could hear, with an open heart with an open heart with an open heart with an open heart
2.
brick by brick-row by row built this fortress can't let go it goes easy at the start soon you cannot find your heart it seems to me the only way to hide our fear is to encircle everything that we hold dear scar by scar - lie by lie you've learned to ignore the cry hide your eyes cover your ears stack the stones 'til you can't hear we work so hard to make that barrier so high no one gets in but we're still stuck right here inside let the walls come down let the walls come down let the walls come down all over again, my friend let the walls come down let the walls come down let the walls come down all over again heart by heart - beat by beat never know what chance you'll meet it will take you by surprise walls don't have to be so high if you let go of all the things you thought you knew then you can see there's only one way left for you let the walls come down let the walls come down let the walls come down all over again, my friend let the walls come down let the walls come down let the walls come down all over again
3.
Listen 03:42
i knew a boy who wasted time on foolishness and useless rhyme i heard him say he thought that trees could talk well if they did what would it mean to hear beyond our day’s routine i’m not sure we’d take the time to stop … to listen but in these branches live our dreams wild ideas and crazy schemes the wisdom of a million fruitful years love unfolds in gentle leaves reveals the truth that lies beneath protecting all the souls that we hold dear if only we could see our way clear to listen… it seems that listening’s lost its style we haven’t stopped in quite awhile to smell the sweetness of a rose if we can’t see and we won’t hear long enough to face our fears we can’t learn what trees would have us know now the boy is grown and wise he’s learned to live with compromise looking back on years and taking stock thinks of what his life’s been missing knows if he just tries to listen late at night the trees will start to talk the wind will blow and trees will softly talk will we listen?
4.
you’re sittin’ here beside me, in silence on this swing same way that you used to back when you were only ten now your tears are slowly falling and I know he broke your heart my words, they don’t come easy… but here’s a start… tell me what makes a man, in your eyes? you’re headed for a life that’s full of lies forget the money and the house up on the hill forget the fast cars; they won’t drive away the chill look into his heart far as you can that’s where you’ll find what makes a man you took your childhood fantasies and packed them all away your life was so much simpler back when I was not so gray i could bandage up your knees and dry your tears before they’d start but I can’t’ stop the tick of time, and I can’t’ fix your heart tell me what makes a man, in your eyes? you’re headed for a life that’s full of lies forget the money and the house up on the hill forget the fast cars; they won’t drive away the chill look into his heart far as you can that’s where you’ll find what makes a man when he offers you the stars remember, they’re not his to sell listen to my words and darling… ask yourself… what makes a man, in your eyes? you’re headed for a life that’s full of lies forget the money and the house up on the hill forget the fast cars; they won’t drive away the chill look into his heart far as you can that’s where you’ll find what makes a man that’s where you’ll find… what makes a man
5.
Prayer 01:11
i feel the storm at my back the fog and fear surround me like a veil and I know I cannot control the wind but I can trim the sails so toss my boat upon the sea i know that love will rescue me and guide me on my way back to the shore i’ll rest my body on the beach and know I’m always within reach of the long arm of God
6.
there’s a light, down this empty road left or right, we choose which way to go sometimes we wander in the darkness on the search for where our hearts will live but there is fear, down this empty road and we can hear, all the doubt down in our souls sometimes we’re standing at the crossroad with a question only heaven knows every minute, every day our choices can create a million possibilities or just one fate with every hesitation and with every step ahead we can turn this madness into love instead ‘cause there’s a dream, down this empty road just let it be, and the truth will all be told we’ll be caught up in a whirlwind always knowing that the light won’t end every minute, every day our choices can create a million possibilities or just one fate with every hesitation and with every step ahead we can turn this madness into love instead see the light, down this empty road so clear and bright, as all your dreams unfold we’ve been lifted from the shadows on our way to where this love can grow there’s a light, down this empty road there’s a light, down this empty road there’s a light, down this empty road there’s a light, down this road
7.
Sonnet 06:08
love is patient or so they say but my heart races, anyway and love is kind, that’s nothing new ‘cause my heart is safe inside of you all the ways we find to be patient and kind through the darkness, through the light through the day, through the night how i love thee, i’ll count the ways while my heart beats ten thousand days so deep and wide, my soul will find that our hearts beat in perfect time this familiar phrase, said so many ways through the darkness, through the light through the day, through the night all the ways we find to be patient and kind through the darkness, through the light through the day, through the night love me tender, and love me true my heart is beating just for you
8.
what is enough, and what is madness? where do we stand along this path of sadness? follow the line between hunger and greed how much do we need? we are living in an age of ingenuity surrounded by a world of opportunity staring at the hopelessness of poverty why can't we see? what is enough, and what is madness? where do we stand along this path of sadness? follow the line between hunger and greed how much do we need? we're standing in the shadow of prosperity hoping for a world that knows equality wondering if our dreams are just a fallacy wishing we'd all see what is enough, and what is madness? where do we stand along this path of sadness? how much do we need?
9.
i lost all innocence when i found the truth gave up perfection somewhere in my youth searched after questions without a clue gave up on answers i thought i knew and i found pleasure, and i found pain i found treasure in pouring rain i know that nothing will be the same since i found myself i found myself promises broken and lies well told i’ve kept my secrets and chased false gold watched trust unravel and love unwind i’ve made my wagers to ease my mind and i found pleasure, and i found pain i found treasure in pouring rain i know that nothing will be the same since i found myself i found myself i’ve lived through the silence and found my voice now i am standing behind my choice and when i find myself inside the storm i’m soaked and weary, still i am warm ‘cause i found pleasure, and i found pain i found treasure in pouring rain i know that nothing will be the same since i found myself i found myself
10.
when the sun comes shining down i put my feet back on the ground when the day’s not going right i remember every day comes after every night when i think I’ll just give up and i know i’ve had enough i just let that clock go round ‘cause every day’s back in town when it’s got me on the run somehow i can find the sun iI just shake off all those blues when i feel that light come shining through i can look up in the sky i don’t need a reason why iI can lose that old low down ‘cause every days’ back in town it just takes a moment to turn the dark to light this could be that moment to stand right up there shining bright when those dark clouds follow me and i think i just can’t breathe i remember some sweet song and that old sun moves those clouds along iI can see just what i’ve got instead of crying what it’s not i ain’t got no need to frown ‘cause everyday’s back in town it just takes a moment to turn the dark to light this could be that moment to stand right up there shining bright when those dark clouds follow me and i think i just can’t breathe i remember some sweet song and that old sun moves those clouds along iI can see just what i’ve got instead of crying what it’s not i ain’t got no need to frown ‘cause everyday’s back in town everyday’s back in town everyday’s … back in town
11.
Early Spring 03:09
12.
Fire of Love 05:10
you can call me friend ‘cause a friend is what you need when you’re all alone or if life has made you bleed no matter what you’ve done or where you might have been you can always find a way back home again sometimes it will feel that you can’t find your way through the twists and turns of life often seem so lost to you listen and you’ll hear singing quietly inside a song that’s in your soul, it will be your guide it is the ash of the fire of love that’s floating on the breeze it is the song of a white winged dove that brings you home again it is the tree that will always bend to shelter you from storm it is the ash of the fire of love you can find your way, if you open up your heart a path is there to see, all you have to do is start walk into the warmth of a light that shines for you no matter where you go, the song you hear is true it is the ash of the fire of love that’s floating on the breeze it is the song of a white winged dove that brings you home again it is the tree that will always bend to shelter you from storm it is the ash of the fire of love
13.
you’re sittin’ here beside me, in silence on this swing same way that you used to back when you were only ten now your tears are slowly falling and I know he broke your heart my words, they don’t come easy… but here’s a start… tell me what makes a man, in your eyes? you’re headed for a life that’s full of lies forget the money and the house up on the hill forget the fast cars; they won’t drive away the chill look into his heart far as you can that’s where you’ll find what makes a man you took your childhood fantasies and packed them all away your life was so much simpler back when I was not so gray i could bandage up your knees and dry your tears before they’d start but I can’t’ stop the tick of time, and I can’t’ fix your heart tell me what makes a man, in your eyes? you’re headed for a life that’s full of lies forget the money and the house up on the hill forget the fast cars; they won’t drive away the chill look into his heart far as you can that’s where you’ll find what makes a man when he offers you the stars remember, they’re not his to sell listen to my words and darling… ask yourself… what makes a man, in your eyes? you’re headed for a life that’s full of lies forget the money and the house up on the hill forget the fast cars; they won’t drive away the chill look into his heart far as you can that’s where you’ll find what makes a man that’s where you’ll find… what makes a man

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released September 26, 2011

Produced by Greg Newlon
Mixed and mastered by Roman Morykit at Sanctuary Studios

Recorded by Greg Newlon at TrueWind Music Studios, John Jacob at Small Treasures Studio, Roman Morykit at Sanctuary Studios, JD Martin at Slipstream Productions and Scott Sorkin at Open Path Studios.

All Songs written by Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon except Everyday's Back in Town by Greg Newlon and JD Martin, Early Spring by Greg Newlon and Prayer by Bev Barnett.

Musicians: Greg Newlon (acoustic and electric guitars and vocals), Bev Barnett (vocals and acoustic guitar), Roman Morykit (fretless bass and percussion), Henry Salvia (keys), John Hasty (percussion), JD Martin (keys, background vocals), Jan Garrett (background vocals), Dan Robbins (bass) and Jeff Marrs (drums).

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Jumping the lines between acoustic soul and folk rock, Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon combine varied musical pasts to create a place where you can relax in the comfort of the groove - knowing you’ll leave smiling and little more hopeful.

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