Where Fools Gather

by Richard Garvey

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1.
Abound 01:48
2.
I’d like to go where the fools gather and share their laughter and song and they’d welcome me with arms wide open we’re sure hoping you’ll call this home with all I fear to leave behind there is so much more I’m sure to find I’m hoping for love I’m hoping for love So let’s start a fire and sit around it strike a chord sing like a choir and our song will spread into our hearts into our heads and through our friends like wildfire when we share all we fear to speak out loud the dark will break and the light will shine on down I’m hoping for love I’m hoping for love I’ve got lost out in the desert cried out in the wilderness for everything to change now I find I’m free in friendship forgiveness is a two way road you turn around on to walk your path to healing you must suffer I will walk your distance but I can’t take you there I’m hoping for love I’m hoping for love I’d like to go where the fools gather and share their laughter and song Chords: C F C F G x2 Am F C G x2 F C G x2
3.
Love take off your summers dress run the river with me I’ve been the fool I’ve been the saint Still it’s you I’d like to see Let the river wash that dirt away carry it down stream I’ve been the sinner I’ll always be longing to be free I’ve tied the rope from the roof and stood upon the chair I felt ashamed I felt alone I don’t want to go back there The voice of God spoke to me but how can I be sure get off your knees walk with me don’t pray so insecure The rivers warmer than the wind so let’s wade into our waist will share some words share some love naked face to face
4.
I know a forest a whole chorus of trees they might sing for us would you ever go with me The river wide and deep the mountain high and steep stands in the spaces in between who we are and who we could be we can’t wait forever the trees might fall asleep turn grey we can not rush the river to wash that mountain all away
5.
California 04:11
I’ll wish my life away til it fits in this old suitcase you can have everything I’ve had if you won’t let it go to waste she carried a heavy heart here with a pack on her back and a prayer for grace not sure what to hope for tired of being told she’s running away California, you can hold my hand California, I won’t hold you down She smiles saying any given moment there’s a car moving anywhere you can dream with a free tank of gas and an empty seat and a driver I guess you’ll be needing to meet Solitude can be easy its coming out from the wilderness drives you mad and there’s a fine line she’s learned to walk between an open mind and knowing when to talk California, you can hold my hand California, I won’t hold you down So get off the road you swears been good to you get off your feet and rest a while with me Tomorrow’s winds might change old travelling path might call your name the more we share the harder it is to up and walk away California, you can hold my hand California, I won’t hold you down So when you head, head west hitch south, run all the way home I’ll wish my life away til it fits in this old suitcase
6.
When your feet are tired from a long day dear I will meet you where you are if your heart gets heavy because it holds a lot I will meet you where you are Long days will come and go long nights will be all we know we are all made to be loved and known but we all long to be seen and let show When your eyes meet mine I won't miss a blink I will meet you where you are when your tears fall I won't turn away I will meet you where you are So don't hide your face when you speak to me oh I believe you want to hear what you need when darkness comes to take you there I will meet you where you are I will meet you where you are And the suns gonna shine down on your face I will meet you where you are And the rainbows will dance all across your skies I will meet you where you are
7.
Abigail 03:16
When the accordion cried lost love getting older you smiled at me, over your shoulder if you lead Abigail I’d follow I might have asked you to dance to that old broken waltz but I knew it would end exposing my faults if you lead Abigail I’d follow Won’t you climb this hill they call a mountain will carve a path to call our own if you lead Abigail I’d follow but your off to class I’m off to the forest friendship has found us it’d be hard to ignore it if you lead Abigail I’d follow So he empties the bellows he finishes the tune with an a cappella chorus we applaud and we swoon if you lead Abigail I’d follow
8.
Wagon wheel 04:18
You rolled into my life on a wagon wheel wiped the dust from my face, the tears from eyes told me everything i needed to hear for to crack a smile and quit my wandering ways for a while take my hand, slow life down will share like it’s a miracle turn it all around take my hand slow life down will ride into the wilderness and leave this town The next time that you saw me I was tied up on the tracks myself perception bound myself but that train never came back so you held me like a dandelion ready for to seed drew a deep breath exhale and you and I become the weed that children adore and smear upon their face Weave me into your life like a basket on a bike dandelion braid in your hair with intention play and care our wagon wheel wont rust will give love practice trust never be tied down because you and I we’re bound to fly
9.
The harvest 04:45
Like the sun, the sun rise I’m heading, heading west like the wind the cold north wind I may never find my rest But my home is waiting my home is calling my home is ancient westward mountains Like the work the workers day The fruits of my labour are never my wage like the pain the workers pain I may never go away But my home is waiting my home is calling my home is ancient fields of wheat for the harvest The harvest is plenty the harvest is plenty but the workers are nowhere in sight So like the war, the war we’re waging I am bloody, I’m a sacrifice like the hatred, the hatred that’s winning I don’t know how to live my life My home is waiting my home is calling my home is sacred like a tree standing so tall
10.
What have I become I wanna be a lover and a fighter but I can’t undo what I’ve done right or wrong it’s been done There’s an emptiness we’ve been trying just to fill we’re full of bullet holes like the people we pay to kill There’s a weight that holds the paper down with a dotted line for us to sign when the children aren’t around There’s a place for each of us to go to work earn what they call home jail for those who fall behind There’s a dial we could turn a cord we could unplug that might leave us in the dark with just the ones we love There’s a fear that’s been planted just to grow something out of nothing into a war we made to show There’s a light that’s been locked up with the truth they’ve been hidden and silence tortured and confused There’s a question we’ve been asking in our minds I think it’s time to speak it out no more trembling voices no more rhyme
11.
Friend, you have known me well you have watched my heart break with the same eyes you have made it swell oh, friend you have loved me well So I trust you like I fear the ocean might swallow me whole I don’t want to get lost in you like friends that become lovers like to do So I will walk this shore and hope our waters warm slowly let myself want you I will wade into my waist with the sound of your voice resounding my name you’ll speak to me and I’ll hear just what you say When you call me into your bed with a smile on your face your hush on my lips this doesn’t change anything You dream on your back let my rhythms wash you away til colours flood your skies once grey
12.
I deserve it 03:02
I’ve got no place to go nowhere to rest my head and have a good cry when that’s what I’ve needed so I’ve been hiding in the corner with the words I left unsaid I will bury them with my good intentions offend my lovers til they slap my face to red I deserve it Oh I do I’m not perfect but I’m worth it like you I think that I could love you I know that I would like to my friend I have been hurting but I’m healing somehow I’ve been hiding to forget what I could not forgive myself til now Now the truth can hurt or burn like a fire when you hold it or try to hide it so I’ve spoken fears to friends that shine like lights they’ve all held my hands helped me fight my fights but I’ve resisted oh I’ve run from open arms but I find them like a circle now seems I can’t get too far
13.
Reverie 01:46
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14.
All my life 03:29
The sky in your eyes the forest in your heart I’ve been longing for that wilderness since we’ve been apart all my life all my life You caught the world with a smile let it go with a tear all the people sang of love and suddenly spring was here all my life all my life You held my hand a while then said you’d have to go I spoke to you my worries you hushed my lips said I know all my life all my life How long has my soul wanted just for yours they speak like the river to the mountains they’ve adored all my life all my life The sky in your eyes the forest in your heart I’ve been longing for that wilderness since we’ve been apart

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Where Fools Gather is Richard's 2nd full-length studio album (9th release inluding DIY short-runs)

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released June 1, 2015

Richard Garvey – Voice, guitar, ukulele, banjo
Julia Narveson – Bass, Fiddle, Cello
Buck Thompson – percussion, organ, voice
Dan Henshall – Mandolin
Dave Soehner – Guitar (track 13)
Laura Dyck – Violin
Rachel Bruch – Violin, Voice
Eric Johnson-Scherger – Viola
Kate Romain – Accordion
Richard Driedger – Clarinet
Dan Belgue – Banjo (The Harvest)
Josef Bell – Bass (The Harvest)
Jess Spencer – Trumpet
Celidh Barker – Voice
Laura Ashfield – Voice
Marina Marina – Voice
Bill Howard - Voice
Shaela Creshion – Artwork
All songs by Richard Garvey*
*Track 13 is a collaborative composition with Dave Soehner
*Julia Narveson arranged strings for Abigail & All My Life
Produced by The Duke of Erb Recording Studio and Richard Garvey
Mixing/Engineering by Buck Thompson & Bill Howard @ Duke of Erb Recording Studios.
Mastering by Russell Jennison of The Short Films www.theshortfilms.com
I could not have made this album without the support of The Region of Waterloo Arts Fund.
Thanks to Luke Michielsen and www.stonebridgeguitars.com
Thanks to Tim Dresser for technical support.
Thank you! To everyone who pre-ordered the album!

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

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