Bedroom Demos - Vol. 24

by Terry Scott Taylor

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released May 6, 2019

guitar and vocal: T.S. Taylor
Cover photo by Maria Finch Chandler
Mastered by Bruce Neher

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Track Name: Broken Together
Broken Together
words and music: Terry Scott Taylor
©2019 Shape Of Air Music, BMI

I can’t imagine living in a world without you
The number dialed, the silence on the phone
How will I laugh ‘til I cry if I should lose you?
Who will hear my knock on the door if you’re not at home?
Please stay here with me,
‘Cos if there’s no “us,” how can we be
Broken together
Beat down, we held each other up
(While we drank the sweet and bitter cup)
We’re broken together
(When I’d fall and crawl on hands and knees,
You were the one who helped me still believe)
We caught a glimpse of something deeply hidden
Through refracted grace, a distant flag unfurled
As arm in arm, we walk the plank together
To board the ark that sails beyond the world
So please stay by my side
How can I go on
Without you and I
Broken together
(I was a cage of restless dreams,
You broke the lock, they spread their wings,
Broken)
Yes, we’ve had our turn; too soon it will be over
Others will be seated in our chairs
I pray the exit sign’s around some other corner,
And a velvet rope blocks entrance to the stairs
We wear the wounds and scars
Of much wiser men
Now that we both are
Broken together
Broken together
Broken together
Broken
Track Name: Rob's & Carolee's
2. Rob's and Carolee's
words and music: Terry Scott Taylor
©2002 Shape Of Air Music, BMI
I’m driving up to Eagle Rock
To Rob’s and Carolee’s
The two of them have lots to do
Like busy little bees
But they’ve always got time to visit
They are gentle as a breeze
Some chips and a cold Corona waiting
Just as pretty as you please
And anyone who’s been there
Most certainly agrees
With faithful friends like this
Who has enemies?
So if you’re ever up by Eagle Rock,
It’s worth the trip to be
With friends like kin
And welcomed in
By Rob and Carolee
In the smokey conversation
On the hilltop balcony,
God is in the details
And the gentle revelry
Like me, they’ve got no money
And are always on their knees
But they’ve got the kind of wisdom
That puts a troubled heart at ease
And anyone who’s been there
Most certainly agrees
With faithful friends like this
Who has enemies?
So if you’re ever up by Eagle Rock
It’s worth the trip to be
With friends like kin
And welcomed in
By Rob and Carolee
Down the pitch-black hills of Eagle Rock
The road curves and serpentines
My headlights catch the movement of
The dancing cypress trees
And even dark roads lead us homeward
And I smile ‘cos I believe
I’ll always find a light on
At Rob’s and Carolee’s
Track Name: Deeper In The Heart - 2019
3. Deeper In The Heart
words and music: Terry Scott Taylor
©2002 Zoom Daddy Music, BMI

I've been walking in the wilderness
Had a look into the dark abyss
Now I'm ready as I'll ever be, I guess
To go deeper in the heart
The heart of hearts
Deeper in the heart
The heart of love
I've been dancing 'neath a blood red moon
I've been sleeping in a dead man's tomb
Now I'm moving on into a larger room
That is deeper in the heart
The heart of hearts
Deeper in the heart
The heart of love
I feel that giving up is all that I can do
Tired of everything and everyone but you
I threw money down a wishing well
Met my friends down by the shores of Hell
That's all over now as far as I can tell
(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Useless
4. Useless
words and music: Terry Scott Taylor
©2019 Shape Of Air Music, BMI

Help me Lord to love someone
Whose love for me's gone flat
Give me the strength to carry someone
Who will probably break my back
Give me the desire to save someone
Though it seems they can’t be saved
Help me imagine them as Lazarus
Stumbling out of his grave
Use me,
Though I fumble for excuses
Use me,
Even though I’m feeling
Useless
Move me to lend a helping hand
When I wanna keep to myself
And to call on a friend when I’m down and out
And my pride needs no one else
Help me pray when I’m out of words,
And it’s the last thing I want to do
When I wish I could cry, but the well’s run dry
And I feel far from you
Please use me,
Though I fumble for excuses
Use me,
Even though I’m feeling
Useless
Clue me in when I’m clueless
I wanna know your peace
When the world seems ruthless
I wanna hear your song, ‘cos mine is tuneless
Use me, I’m useless
Though the past is the past, guilt’s a hammer and nail
Pinning me in place
My failings throwing cold dark shadows across
Your mercy and your grace
So free me now, lift me up,
‘cos a new day has begun
Come Easter light, let me be the touch
That heals someone
Please use me,
Though a part of me refuses
Use me,
Even though I’m feelin’ useless
Use me,
Though I fumble for excuses
Use me,
Even though I’m feelin’ useless
Use me,
Even though I’m feelin’ useless
Use me
Track Name: Can't Go Around The Cross - 2019
5. You Can’t Go Around The Cross
words and music: Terry Scott Taylor

Some people think they’re Christian ‘cos they’re born in the U.S. of A.
But wavin’ ol’ glory never took a sin away
I ain’t knockin’ Betsy Ross
But a patriot can still be lost
And if you wanna get to heaven
You can’t go around the cross
Well you can quit your cussin’ and smoke no cigarettes,
Stop your fightin’ and fussin’, never ever gamble or bet,
Not cheat, steal, or touch the sauce,
Love your wife and please your boss,
But if you wanna get to heaven
You can’t go around the cross
I ain’t talkin’ ‘bout religion, or payin’ no monthly dues,
Singin’ in the choir, or Sunday morning warmin’ the pews
You can sit there ‘till you gather moss
But in the end you’ll have to count the cost
‘Cos if you wanna get to heaven
You can’t go around the cross
You can vegetate, migrate, lay prostrate, elevate,
Rotate, salivate, gyrate, and meditate,
Let every pudgy maharaja tell you what he thinks is the Truth,
But Jesus is the only one who gave his own life for you
Well, some people think they’re Christian ‘cos they’re born in the U.S. of A.
But wavin’ old glory never took a sin away
I ain’t knockin’ Betsy Ross,
But a patriot can still be lost
And if you wanna get to heaven, you can’t
If you wanna get to heaven, you can’t
If you wanna get to heaven
You can’t go around the cross
Track Name: Diamonds To Coal- 2019
Diamonds To Coal
From the Lost Dogs album Gift Horse
words and music: Terry Scott Taylor
©2000 Zoom Daddy Music, BMI

Go ahead and do it, Lord,
Change my diamonds to coal
Go ahead and do it, Lord,
Bring me lower than low

You said a man might gain the world
And lose his own soul,
So go ahead and do it, Lord,
Change my diamonds to coal
I was thinkin’ I had everything,
Thinkin’ I was mighty
But lately I’ve been feelin’
All the ash and dust inside me
And I can’t ignore the Savior King
I can’t avoid the cross
I’ll need the help His Spirit brings
To count my gain as loss

Repeat chorus

I thought my money was my worth,
So my wealth was my devotion
My love for treasures on this earth
Is the chain that must be broken
And I can’t ignore the Savior King,
I can’t just walk away
I desire to be redeemed,
That's why I’m here to say
Go ahead and do it, Lord,
Change my diamonds to coal

It’s gonna take a miracle to turn it all around
Inside out, upside down
If I desire the sky Lord, give me the ground
Dead, I’m alive
Lost, I’m found
Livin’ high; bring me low
Turn diamonds to coal

Repeat chorus

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