Bedroom Demos - Vol. 26

by Terry Scott taylor

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she's a pistol packin' mama and a bleach blond surfer queen a highfalutin' filly and an adolescent's fling she was born at Sutter's Mill and killed up on the silver screen she opens up her golden gate and offers us a dream na na na na na na... she's a powder snow bunny and a painted desert rat an avocado model in a boysenberry hat she's our buffed and spangled banner, she's our sedentary fat she's hungry cold and homeless, and she's luxury's lap chorus she's the golden girl of the golden west a lipo-sucking diva with a saline chest she's the golden girl of the golden west a fashion island floozy in a skin-tight dress she's the golden girl... one man's blessing and another man's curse she's an economic engine with her gears thrown in reverse she's a double beef burger called "the double patty hearse" she's a Napa Valley vineyard selling toast and liver worse na na na na na na... she's a corporation raider on the sports bar beat a giant dodging forty-niner with two athlete’s feet she's a warrior and an angel and a ram in heat she's a drunken clipper captain with a silicon leak chorus na na na na na na... she's a bleeding heart madonna with a big electric chair an earth shaking quaker with a fundamental flair there's a method to her madness and a charismatic air an orthodoxly logic in that presbytery stare so come all you huddled masses, all you yo-Yosemite sams make a wish and pitch a penny off the mighty Hoover Dam yeah and leave it all to beaver and start packin' up the van take the California aqueduct on down to Disneyland chorus
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Take a burning spear And the Savior's promise Ride a horse of air Through the burning forest With our Father's faith And a child's wonder Down the halls of grace By His mercy go under It will seem so sudden Yes, but through God's will The season will dream and Time will stand still (for) Hearts in waiting Ascending Hearts in waiting Beneath a crimson sea Is a buried treasure You will find the key That unlocks forever Does it seem so sudden This sad sweet goodbye? This is what you have lived for Now for this you must die Hearts in waiting Ascending Hearts in waiting Close your eyes And rest secure Your soul is safe Your body sure He that loves you Is He that keeps The One that guards you Never slumbers, never sleeps Take the greatest care To hold onto your vision Climb the golden stair To the courts of Heaven It will seem so sudden But you will laugh as you run You will wash in the river You will shine in the Son Hearts in waiting Ascending Hearts in waiting Ascending. . .
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Just as I was leaving Just as I stopped feeling Just as I was dying and every word denying I felt the wound saw the empty room, 'Cos you had flown away and just when I was sleeping and just as I stopped breathing and just when I'd grown colder and thought that it was over felt kingdom come blood on my tongue rolls the stone away Now you fall like a shadow I cannot touch And faith is half the battle, I don't have much (so roll the stone away, roll the stone away) Just as worlds were ending and just when I was winning and just as the door was closing and just as my hand was folding the whole earth shakes the stronghold breaks so you can fly away Now you fall like a shadow I cannot touch And faith itself is half the battle, I don't have much (so roll the stone away, roll the stone away) Well, it's good to know you own my soul and you have flown away So how can I deny you when I've walked beside you Well I'm just a coward crawling and I am an angel falling Oh carry me and bury me then roll the stone away Now you fall like a shadow I cannot touch And faith is half the battle, I don't have much (so roll the stone away, roll the stone away)
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Let the moonlight pour into the room, Hushed voices carry ’cross the pond I may hear the knock On the door behind me, locked Where inside I am a child still hard at play Be that as it may Let the boats set sail across the page, Weather the storms, find a peaceful shore I’ll live with the taps On the window at my back, The friends I’ve lost, and words I didn’t say Be that as it may And through thick walls built out of mist I see the girl I never kissed Every open door I ever missed And the many times I lost my way Be that as it may Let the ink flow like a river’s course, Through the vale of death to a serene sea Gentle as a prayer, Ferocious as a dare To run the race on hobbled feet of clay Be that as it may Be that as it may Be that as it may Be that as it may
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He no longer wears The shroud of death Or the cloak of chains In which he once dressed The heart which failed Beats in His chest He is not here He is not here He is not here He is risen He no longer lifts His thorn-crowned head Towards an empty sky With forsaken dread Now that it’s finished And the angel said He is not here He is not here He is not here He is risen Alleluia Alleluia…. He no longer bleeds Or cries out in vain He’s no longer broken Or bears the shame Come to the tomb Rejoice! Proclaim! He is not here He is not here He is not here He has risen He is not here He is not here He is not here He is risen He’s risen He’s risen
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Skeletons are moving under ground There are angels on the sly God is busy turning a big wheel 'round and 'round Camels trudge across the desert sand with their humps of holy water They're looking for a home in the needle's eye See them fly And we go 'round in Boomtown ('round and 'round in Boomtown) (but we don't cry in Boomtown) (live and die in Boomtown) Up and down High rises reflect a gleaming spire It's another faithless Sunday God's still busy turning the big wheel 'round and 'round chorus The fire fell here a long time ago but the glory could not last We still wear our veils to the dark afterglow and pray for some shadow of the past for a star leading home above the Savings and Loan Skeletons are moving under ground (ghosts and angels on the sly) God is busy turning a big wheel

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released September 15, 2019

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