Bedroom Demos- Vol. 23

by Terry Scott Taylor

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released April 8, 2019

Vocals, instruments- TST
Mastered by Bruce Neher
Cover image by Derek Luptak

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Track Name: The Bubble Bursts- 2019
The Bubble Bursts
from the Daniel Amos album "BibleLand"
Words and Music by Terry Taylor
©1994 Shape Of Air Music, BMI

I'm not quite as bad as you think I am
Not quite as good as you might have planned
I let you down and I'll do it again
I'll burst your bubble
I'll burst your bubble
I'll burst your bubble
that thin membrane's
in lots of trouble
I value all the words you don't want to hear
Conceal every doubt that you've learned to fear
Your heroes are just human and this much is clear
(Chorus)
Come early, take a number and then stand in line
where I'll wrap each disappointment in a warning sign
No there'll be no big surprises when I'm in decline
(Chorus)
When you say your prayers
please include my name
if my humanity causes you some pain
Hoping for the best
and I will do the same
So hold up my heart
if I twist your brain
(Chorus)
Track Name: Cloud Of Witnesses
Cloud of Witnesses
words and music: Terry Scott Taylor
©2019 Shape Of Air Music, BMI

There from my lofty vantage point
I came to watch over you
I said, “Please sir,” to an angel, “remove your hat so I can get
A better view”
That’s when someone pulled a lever
And the misty curtain was withdrawn
On a scene of a little house with tall trees
And you laughed and danced across its summer lawn

Where are you going in your
Bright, clean, and innocent dress?
The cloud of witnesses says
“It’s anybody’s guess”

And then you crossed the equator
In a broken glass bottom boat
In the bottomless depths of your ocean, you knew you had to
Sink and drown to stay afloat
The years are timid and fleeting;
Tears of dew on morning grass
They took you to Loveland and bad lands
You didn’t notice there the faithful
Shepherd with his staff

Where are you going in your
Bright, clean, and innocent dress?
The cloud of witnesses says
“It’s anybody’s guess”

And with your babies gone now
You’re learning how to let them go
Their memories dance across your summer lawn and
Like those who came before,
You want to know

Where are they going in their
Once clean and innocent dress?
The cloud of witnesses says
“It’s anybody’s guess”

Now you hold a faded photograph of
You in your Mother’s lap
You sigh as your old hand trembles alongside these words that
I once scribbled on the back:

Where are you going in your
Bright, clean, and innocent dress?
The cloud of witnesses says
“It’s anybody’s guess”
And all I can do for you today is
My very best
Track Name: Shadow Catcher- 2019
Shadow Catcher
from the DA album "Fearful Symmetry"
Words by Terry Taylor
Music by Terry Taylor and Tim Chandler
©1986 Broken Songs (ASCAP)

His eyes, make pictures when they close
He follows, pure breezes where they blow
The earth and ocean seem to sleep
In one another's arms and dream
He does not fear this haunted keep
But swims the shimmery boundless stream
Chorus:
Shadow catcher
Shadow catcher
Shadow catcher
His hands, turn shadows into gold
Three wonders, the spirit wind unfolds
Shapes that haunt thought's wilderness
These are the world's rejected guests
Glass darkly shades the final rest
Still He will surely past this test
(Chorus)
Here the wind will sigh and weep
And all the world is drowned in sleep
Yet His eyes do watch and keep
And the Spirit guides his feet, shadow
He prays, the Lamb of God descends
He seeks, a kingdom without end
Comes the hour of his distress
When temptations do oppress
But each sin he does confess
Embracing now his unseen Guest
(Chorus)
Track Name: Only One- 2019
Only One
words and music: Terry Scott Taylor
©1980 Shape of Air Music, BMI

You take what you need, my baby
Still it’s not enough
You’ve broken so many hearts now
No, you’re not untouched
Holding your lovers, tell me
Was it in their eyes?
They're just a memory fading
You must realize
There is only one
Only one
Only one
Only one,
One who can save you
The scent of a flower, baby
That you’ve never seen
Girl, there’s a voice that’s calling
It’s more than a dream
Diamonds appear, like glitter
You hold them in your hands
But like all your possessions
They all turn to sand
‘Cos there’s is only one
Only one
Only one
Only one,
One who can save you
Holding your lovers, tell me
Was it in their eyes?
They're just a memory fading
You must realize
There is only one
Only one
Only one
Only one,
One who can save you
Only one
Only one
Only one
Only one
One who can save you
Track Name: Child On A Leash- 2019
Child On A Leash
from the DA album "Mr. Buechner's Dream"
Music by Daniel Amos, Words by T. S. Taylor
©2001 Zoom Daddy/BMI

I'm asking you why
I never get inside the place
where I belong
Whenever I
Think I've got a hold of you
that's when
You're gone
Chorus:
And I'm feeling like a child on a leash
There's a hand just outside of my reach
There's a light on in another room
I'll arrive too late and leave too soon
I just die
Whenever I get sight of you you're
Movin' on
I wanna cry
When I think I've got it right
and then it goes
All wrong
(Chorus)
Where would I go?
(it's always back to you)
Where would I run?
(it's always back to you)
What would I do?
(it's always back to you)
Forever back to you
Forever back to you
And i'm wondering why
Chorus
I just die
I just die
I just die
I just die
Track Name: When The Judgment Comes- 2019
When The Judgement Comes
words and music: Terry Scott Taylor
©2001 Zoom Daddy Music, BMI
from the Lost Dogs album "Real Men Cry"

Lord, give me a pair of traveling shoes
when the judgment comes
Lord, give me a pair of traveling shoes
when the judgment comes
'Cos I ain't got no traveling shoes. Lord said,
"I got some pretty good news,
something else that you can use
when the judgment comes."
"I'll send a chariot built with nails and wood
when the judgment comes
I'll send a chariot built with nails and wood
when the judgment comes
A horse named grace that I've taught to fly,
He'll be arriving by and by
To take you up yonder past the big blue sky
when the judgment comes."
Lord, give me a coat and a walkin' cane
when the judgment comes
Lord, give me a coat and a walkin' cane
when the judgment comes
'Cos I ain't got no coat and cane.
Lord said, "I guess I best explain,
You ain't gonna need a doggone thing
when the judgment comes."

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