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Light Heart

by Richard Garvey & Friends

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1.
I was lost but I turned it around Felt afraid I was numbing the sound. The sound. The sound. Friends' voices like truth in the night. Sing what’s this dark song where is your light. Your light heart. Light heart With all the fear and hate in the world. It's time to rise out of your shame. Your shame, shame. With all your failures and all of your wounds. You're the lonely judge in the room. Light heart
2.
Unheard 03:58
How does a sound go So often unheard Like unison voices Using colourful words All are dreaming Somehow dreaming now How does the world turn So incredibly slow LIfe long free ride On the un-merri-go. Round we’re turning No use turning slow Some want to tear it down Some want another go round But you can’t have it all No you can not have it all How does a song get So overplayed Like echoing chambers No room to say What we’re thinking No use thinking now. Where do I get off? This terrible ride. My ears are ringing I’m losing my grip. Always losing. Such a loser now. How does it all end? I guess will just go Down with the ship On with the shit show Don’t start screaming. No use screaming now.
3.
Everything you know Everything you knew Everyone you know Everyone you knew Everything blue Everything gold Everything bought Everything sold Try to live in the poetry Try to live in the poetry Its leads you by the heart X4 But still you drag, drag your feet. X2 What's the worth What are you willing to lose For your home for your heart See destruction Feel despair. See destruction Feel despair Let your rage rise Let your rage fly Let your hope come Let your hope cry Try to live in the poetry X2 Its leads you by the heart X4 Everything you love Everything you loved Everything you dream Everytime you sleep All that you feel Not what it seems All that you feel Makes it hard to breathe Learning how to swim Forgetting how to fly Don’t how to swim Try to find the drive But still you drag, drag your feet.
4.
I’ve got nothing here you say Time and time, time and time again. No tether here No safety wire To pull you out my friend Things will go wrong. Before they go right. I’ve got nothing to fear you brag Could go anywhere, be anyone I know. I’ve got potential, But it’s frayed at the seams And I’m dragging my feet again. Things will go wrong. Before they go right. Things will go wrong. Before they go right. Is it the end, you drink Cheers to you and cheers to me, amen. I went for a walk, but I wound up at the liquor store again Things will go wrong. Before they go right. Things will go wrong. Before they go right. Things will go wrong. Before they go right.
5.
For the sun 05:46
With everything I’ve come to know It’s bound to change, it's time to grow To grow, to grow I’m not afraid of the shadows and dark I bend like a plant in the window sill For the sun, for the sun Lately it's raining all of the time Bothers me a little but I’m mostly fine I’m fine, fine Some have it better while some have it worse For better or worse I’m not wasting my time My time, my time I can’t see If I close my eyes I can’t learn If I don’t ask why The structures I’m told that make the world turn Need to change or finally burn Burn, burn Let the powers that be, be the powers that went Bite the hand that feeds or get tied up like a dog. No no not me, no no not me.
6.
Look at all the time we’ve shared Still I’m learning more Who I am, Who I can be When you’re loving me Like a friend, like love Like the river finds the sea Was I waiting my life out Just hoping for release A little here, a little more there Now you’re loving me Like a hum, like tune Like a bird song in the trees Will our love, last the whole life through Is the night sky black or blue The rivers wide, the birds song free When you’re loving me Like the colours, like the canvas What the artist lets us see
7.
Say you’ll be fine Time on your hands Say you’ll be fine Time on your hands Just close your eyes Than turn your head Nothing you see Will please you my friend I don’t know why I don’t know how You’re so left behind Lost in your mind Say you’ll be fine Time on your hands Say you’ll be fine Time on your hands Cover your mouth Than tour your head Nothing to say Excuses my friend I don’t know why I don’t know how You took a long turn You’re so lost my friend Despair, despair is easy to come by Say you’ll be fine Time on your hands Say you’ll be fine Time on your hands Are you frozen Lost little child Time sure rolls on You sure have grown I don’t know why I don’t know how Nothing to numb I think it's your time Despair, despair is easy to come by Despair, despair is easy to come by Come by, let go
8.
When it's not safe To leave your house Are you wondering To yourself Was it ever really safe at all Do you feel safe Where you are I hope you’re all alone Got the place to yourself So it's just your mind to fear Is this what we’ve become How will it all be undone Everyone’s wondering I’m just wondering right out loud What could possibly go wrong next Everyone’s got their doubts Rattling minds, screaming chests Will things change or finally collapse Is this what we’ve become How will it all be undone Close my eyes Dream a while A brighter world A lighter heart Is this what we’ve become How will it all be undone Close my eyes Dream a while A brighter world A lighter heart

about

Light Heart.
Is a huge collaborative project.

Special thanks to the Region of Waterloo Arts Fund for the financial support.

Special thanks to my Patreon supporters. Your support has kept me going throughout this pandemic and this album wouldn’t have happened without your feedback, encouragement and financial contributions. Thank you!

This album wouldn’t be possible without my amazing collaborators. Thank you to my band mates who really poured so much into this project. Big sounds, big hearts! Big thank you to Keenan for mixing and having such a great ear for friendship and sounds.

Thanks to every friend who lets me sleep on their couch, sets up a show, feeds me, comes to a show and puts a couple bucks in my guitar case. For the past 15 years and forever. Thank you!

Thank you to my mentors in life and music. Big thank you to Isabel Cisterna.

Mostly thank you for all of the sing-a-longs.
We sing ourselves together every time.

credits

released June 21, 2022

Richard Garvey - voice, guitar
Laura Sones - voice, trumpet
Kim Regimbal - saxes, clarinets, flute
Jack Cooper - trombone, baritone horn, tuba
Keenan Reimer Watts - piano
Dan Corrigan - bass
Steve Aylward - drums

Mixing - Keenan Reimer Watts
Mastering - Brin Porter

Album Artwork - Shaela Kinting
Sticker Art - Laura Speare

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Richard Garvey is guitar-strumming, banjo-plucking, and sing-along-starting performer and community organizer.

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