Bedroom Demos - Vol. 24

by Terry Scott Taylor

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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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

credits

released May 6, 2019

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

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