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McIntosh Ross - The Great Lakes (2009)

01 The Great Lakes
02 Winter Is Coming
03 Bluebell Wood
04 All My Trust I Place In You
05 Gloria
06 A Passing Place
07 Walls
08 Your Straight Man
09 Mount Juliet
10 Silver And Gold
11 Oh The Dark
12 This World Is Not My Home
13 Jesus Nailed My Sins Upon The Tree


The Great Lakes

Sometimes I see you
Sometimes I don’t
Sometimes I'll find you
And sometimes I won’t

Moving up slowly
Moving up slowly
Like a river heading north
To the great lakes
To the great lakes
Far away

Sometimes you search for me
And sometimes i hide
Lost out in this world
Is your love this wide?
Moving up slowly
Moving up slowly
Like a river heading north

To the great lakes
To the great lakes
Far away
To the great lakes
To the great lakes
Far away


Winter Is Coming

It's barely light again
Yet I know morning's come
What seemed so far away
Is surely closer

Is that your face I recognise
Or just a shape, I can’t decide
It once seemed too dark to see
Now i can’t miss it

Winter is coming
Winter is coming

Snow falling snow on snow
Can’t see above or below
I don’t know far away
From what’s up close

Winter is coming
Winter is coming
Winter is coming

Winter is coming
Winter is coming

Winter is coming
Winter is coming
Winter is coming
Winter is coming
Winter is coming
Winter is coming


Bluebell Wood

Today's the day
We got married in june
All of the bluebells
Were out in the Woods

Under a sky heavy and grey
Thunder threatening the day
Today’s the day
We got married in june
All of the bluebells
Were out in the woods

We danced to our song and
Stepped in the car
Drove under a blanket of stars

Today’s the day
We got married in june
Todays the day
We got married in june
All of the bluebells
Were out in the woods


All My Trust I Place In You

All my worries, all my cares
All the pitfalls all the snares
All the times i wasn’t there
All the gifts i never shared

One day we'll know
One day we'll see
Till then we`ll hope and believe

All my words and worldly goods
All my flaws still shining through
All the things i didn’t do
All my trust i place in you

I can`t run and i can’t dance
I cant lie down and i can’t stand
My feet are scarred by the desert sand
If i could leave i’d take my chance

One day we’ll know
One day we’ll see
Till then we’ll hope and believe

All my words and worldly goods
All my flaws still shining through
All the things i couldn’t do
All my trust i place in you


Gloria

Ay ah, gloria

There's a woman on a bus
And she‘s looking at us
Staring down from above at some
Poor guy who’s all out of love
And there's traffic backed up
And a hole being dug
And if that’s not enough
The sky‘s set dark for thunder

Miserere
Hey, ho, daddy oh

Ay ah, gloria

There's someone on a roof
And they're hammering through
And it‘s waking up the baby
And there's nothing you can do
And a fire alarm’s going twenty to
The dozen and the ice-cream van
Sings ‘a little less conversation’
But too loud

Miserere
Hey, ho, daddy oh

Ay ah, gloria


A Passing Place

Hey girl don’t go away
Hey girl come back
And stay tonight at least
I may not know you
But i have something
You might need

Hey boy are you talking to me?
Do you have a problem
I can help you with?
I’ve got things to do
You probably know
I don’t have time for this
Oh but the night is young
Oh but there’s so many things
We’ll not get done

This world is only a passing place
What little difference
Will one day make?
We’re heading off in different ways
And we both know, for sure
There’s somewhere better
Beyond the passing place

I want twenty more lives
Let’s live our first few nights
All over again
This time we’ll stop
And drink in everything
We’ve been missing
Oh that sky was so dark
Before god scattered out
A trillion silver stars

This world is only a passing place
What little difference
Will one day make?
We're heading off
In different ways
And we both know, for sure
There’s somewhere better
Beyond the passing place

Oh the sadness
When you realise the loveliness
That there is
I want to take all this
We're heading off
In different ways
And we both know, for sure
There’s somewhere better
Beyond the passing place

There’s somewhere better
Beyond the passing place


Walls

A day so clear but all I see
That wall I built around me
There was a time
When I feared almost everyone

Walls come down eventually
As hard as it seem to you and me
And everybody here
There’s a hope
That all you can dream you
May be

Boats and cars and planes
Roads going nowhere but then
There comes a time
When i see everyone again

Walls come down eventually
Maybe only so that you can see
The space
In between
And you can see you can be

Walls come down so easily
As hard as it seem to you and me
And everybody here
There’s a hope
That all you can dream you
May be


Your Straight Man

I guess i cannot say I’m sorry
For meeting up along the road
I’d been trying to keep them
Laughing

Why, i don't know
Dying afternoons and evenings
Giving out everything I owned
Then you explained all

That i’d been feeling
Unwanted, cold, alone
And you could make them them laugh
Where i could only fall

So i'll play your straight man
I'll be your straight man after all
Some night you make them
Helpless

Tears falling down their face
And i guess i could get jealous
Till i’ll recall that sad place
Where you made me laugh
And you let me fall

And i said

I'll be your straight man
I'll be your straight man
After all

Cause you made me laugh
when i thought all the laughter
Had gone

I'll play your straight man
I'll play your straight man
I'll be your strauight man

From now on


Mount Juliet

Neither snow nor rain nor heat
Nor gloom of night
Will stop these brave messengers
From delivering their parcels
And epistles
No matter where it is
Through the thunder storm
They keeps walking on

Over the hills and the mountains
Through valleys
To tower blocks in cities
Apartments in alleys
To find someone

From a father to a brother
From a soldier to a mother
To a friend
And there’s letters and there’s
Boxes and there’s kindness
And there’s bitter disappointment
Time keeps rolling on
Their work is never done

Over the hills and the mountains
Through valleys
To tower blocks in cities
Apartments in alleys
To find someone
From New York City to Stockholm
to Glasgow
From somebodys pen then the
Letter will end in mount juliet

42 cents will buy you a stamp
Then you put it in the slot
It will go on a train and a big
Airplaine until it finds it's spot

Over the hills and the mountains
Through the valleys
To tower blocks in cities
Apartments in alleys
To find someone
From New York City to Stockholm
to Glasgow
From somebody’s pen then the
Letter will end in mount juliet

Neither snow nor rain nor heat
Nor gloom of night
Will stop these brave messengers


Silver And Gold

Oh me oh my, oh me oh my baby
I found something big
And it's changed me
But I've done something wrong
And I don't know

If silver and gold
Are going to save me
Silver and gold
You know you can't buy my love

Oh me oh my, oh me oh my lately
Seems that I can hardly drive
You crazy

But I‘ve done something wrong
Can you hear me

Silver and gold
Can not save me
Silver and gold
You know you can't buy my love
You know you can’t buy my love

Only love, only love
That I will take away from here

Silver and gold
Can not hold me
Silver and gold
You know you can’t buy my love
You know you can’t buy my love
You know you can’t buy my love



Oh The Dark

Oh lord, I want to go home
I'm tired and I want to go to bed
I didn't get a drink almost an hour ago
And it didn't go to my head
I've got a brother in Oakland
And some friends in Tennessee
But oh the dark, oh the dark
Still follows me

Lord how I want to go home
Can't find a place where I belong
There’s a cold running through
My soul
When that old blue norther starts
To blow
No matter where I roam
Over land or sea
But oh he dark, oh the dark
Still follows me

Like the sleeping giant on the hill
I've got a heart that feels like
Stone
I know he’s lying there still
While i’m searching for my own
Drove down the shenandoah valley
Riding in the tracks of general lee
But oh the dark, oh the dark
But oh the dark, oh the dark
Still follows me

Oh, lord, I want to go home
I'm tired and I want to go to bed


This World Is Not My Home

This world is not my home
I was made for so much more
And all the world can fall away
Cause I'm yours

All the rivers and mountains
Seven oceans and counting
Every footstep that's fallen
Leaves me nothing but longing

This world is not my home
I was made for so much more
And everything can fall away
Cause I'm yours

Every star drenched sky
Every whispered goodbye
Will be waiting for me
For the first time I will see

This world is not my home
I was made for so much more
And the world can fall away
Cause I'm yours

This world is not my home
I was made for so much more
And everything can fall away
Cause I'm yours

Every river I've swum in
Every breath I've sung in
Is yours


Jesus Nailed My Sins Upon The Tree

I've been walking a long climbing road
I've been carrying a high and heavy load
Till someone came and said I'll set you free
Yes Jesus nailed my sins upon the tree

I've have failed in what I've tried to do
So often lost, I never made it through
Then a voice said 'Brother follow me'
Yes Jesus nailed my sins upon a tree

I have said so many unkind, hurting words
Sometimes denying it has only made it worse
But someone showed me that love is all you need
Yes Jesus nailed my sins upon the tree

Sometimes I've dined in palaces of sin
They know me well they keep welcoming me in
They saw my heart was full of pride and greed
Yes Jesus nailed my sins upon the tree
Yes jesus nailed my sins upon the tree