THe Last Days of Eternity

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These are heartfelt ballads and love songs from the road, brought to life by the “off the charts”, amazing and beautiful accompaniment of Marty Atkinson on acoustic guitars, bass and mandolin. Hear John Novello play keys on the title cut and Mystery Song.

SOMEWHERE IN VENICE

SOMEWHERE IN VENICE WHEN I WAS A GIRL
THERE’S A HOUSE IN ONCE LIVED IN
AND A WHOLE OTHER WORLD
MY FATHER WAS A FISHERMAN
THE RIVERS AND THE SEA
MY MOTHER AND MY SISTERS
WOULD SING AND DANCE WITH ME
CHORUS
WE’D STRUM GUITARS
HOWL AND LAUGH BACK AT THE MOON
CLEAR WATER REFLECTED THE STARS
BACK WHEN LOVE WAS TRUE
SOMEWHERE IN VENICE WATER WAS THE SKY
LOVE WAS NEVER FAR AWAY
ORION WAS THE NIGHT
SOMEWHERE IN VENICE SPARKLING WITH LIFE
WHAT WE HAD WAS ALL WE WANTED
WHO WE WERE WAS SO ALRIGHT

SOMEWHERE IN VENICE
ARE LIVES NOT QUITE DONE
YOU CAN SEE THEM DANCING
HOPING TO BE FOUND
MAYBE YOU’VE HEARD THE MUSIC
VOICES SINGING ROUNDS
IN MY MEMORIES OF VENICE
I CAN HEAR THE SOUNDS
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SOMEWHERE IN VENICE ALL RIGHT
SOMEWHERE IN VENICE ALL RIGHT

THE LOVE I HAVE SAVORED

I WILL PASS THROUGH THESE TRIALS
LEAVE THEM BEHIND LIKE THE MILES
OVER MOUNTAINS FAR AND WIDE
BE THE WITNESS BY MY SIDE
TROUBLES I HAVE WANDERED THROUGH
ALL THE WHILE MY FAITH WAS TRUE
LESSONS I HAVE FAUGHT WERE STRONG
THE ROAD IS LONG
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THE LOVE I HAVE SAVORED
HEALS ME IN THE END
THE TRUTH I HAVE LONGED FOR
FINDS THIS RIVER BEND
OH THE LOVE I HAVE SAVORED
MEANS MORE THAN FRAGILE THINGS
THE TRUTH I HAVE LONGED FOR
IS MAKING MY HEART SING

MY EYES AREN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE
AND THE DARKNESS WAS PLAYING GAMES WITH ME
I KEPT MY SIGHT ON THE NARROW ROAD
I WISH PEACE WERE A STONE’S THROW
I MADE IT TO MY FAVORITE PLACE
WHERE THE SKY AND MY MIND BECOME THE WAVES
THE MOON WAS SHINING THERE
AND I PRAYED FOR A PRAYER

I HOPE THE LOVE YOU’RE CALLING
IS NEVER FAR AWAY
AND THE DREAM YOU’VE BEEN STRONG FOR
IS MORE REAL TO YOU EACH DAY
AND WHEN FEAR, DOUBT AND ANGER
TRY TO TELL YOU WAR IS RIGHT
ALWAYS KNOW PEACE IS STRONGER
THAT’S THE TRUTH, BLAZE OF LIGHT
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WHEN FEAR, DOUBT AND ANGER
TRY TO TELL YOU WAR IS RIGHT,
ALWAYS KNOW PEACE IS STRONGER
THAT’S THE TRUTH, YOUR BLAZE OF LIGHT

HAVE A GREAT DAY

WISH I DIDN’T LIKE YOU AS MUCH AS I DO
IT’S HARD TO LET GO
AND I FEEL LIKE A FOOL
I KNOW THERE’S SOMEONE AFTER YOUR HEART
IT LOOKS LIKE SHE’S WINNING
I AIN’T EVEN GONNA START
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I’VE GOTTA GET OUT OF YOUR LIFE RIGHT AWAY
IF I DON’T HURRY MY HEART’S GONNA PAY
I’VE GOTTA GET OUT
AND IT HURTS ME TO SAY
SO LONG BABY, HAVE A GREAT DAY

I WISH I WAS MORE LIKE
SOME WOMEN I KNOW
OUT FOR A GOOD TIME
SHALLOW AND COLD
OUT FOR THE MONEY, ROSES AND WINE
I DON’T KNOW HONEY
GUESS IT’S JUST NOT OUR TIME

OOH OOH OOH, OOH OOH OOH
OOH OOH OOH, OOH OOH OOH
TIME’S WASTING, I AIN’T FAKING
I’VE BEEN MAKING THE BEST OF THE BOTTOM LINE
CHORUS

IN HER WILDEST DREAMS

SHE CAME FROM A TOWN SOUTH OF SOMEWHERE
PACKED UP HER CHARMS AND HIT THE ROAD
SHE DROVE TO THE COAST
AND SAT THERE LOOKING AT THE OCEAN
SHE DIDN’T SAY HOW LONG OR HOW FAR
THAT’S NOT WHAT MATTERED AFTER ALL
SHE’S GONE THIS TIME
AND WROTE “I LOVE YOU” ON THE WALL
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IN HER WILDEST DREAMS SHE’S SINGING ON THE RADIO
IN HER WILDEST DREAMS SHE FOUND A HANDSOME BEAU
SHE STILL BELIEVES HER LIFE CAN COUNT FOR SOMETHING
SHE’S JUST BOUND TO LIVE HER WILDEST DREAMS

SOMEDAY SHE’S GONNA HAVE TO SETTLE DOWN
STRANGE IS GETTING STRANGER BY THE DAY
SHE’S LOST IN A SONG SEARCHING FOR AN ANSWER
SHE DROVE ALL THE WAY FROM SOMEWHERE
SAID SHE HEARD THE OCEAN CALL HER NAME
HUNDREDS OF MILES
TO THE ARMS OF SOMEONE ELSE WHO FEELS THE SAME
CHORUS
BRIDGE
PEOPLE COME AND GO
THAT’S SOMETHING WE ALL KNOW
SOME WILL TREAT YOU BETTER THAN THE OTHERS
BUT DREAMS CAN BE TOLD AND QUESTIONS HAVE AN ANSWER
AND LOVE HAS A REASON TO HOLD ON, HOLD ON…

IT SURE SEEMS LIKE NOTHING’ GONNA STOP HER
SHE’S JUST BOUND TO LIVE HER WILDEST DREAMS

CARRY ON WITH ME

WE DROVE TO THE COAST
STOPPED TO LOOK AT THE VIEW
IT’S SO QUIET, I SAID
IT’S BEAUTIFUL, SAID YOU
WE WATCHED THE WAVES
YOU GAVE ME SOME SHELLS
AND I WONDERED HOW WE KNEW EACH OTHER
ALREADY SO WELL
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IF I TOLD YOU MY DEEPEST DREAMS
AND I TOLD YOU ABOUT MY WORST ENEMIES
WOULD YOU CARRY ON WITH ME
WOULD YOU BE THE ONE WHO UNDERSTANDS
BE THE ONE TO HOLD MY TREMBLING HANDS
BE THE ONE I’VE LOOKED FOR ALL MY LIFE

WE STOOD ON THE ROCKS
LOOKED OUT TO THE SEA
THIS IS PERFECT, I THOUGHT
THEN YOU GAVE YOUR HAND TO ME
PEOPLE ARE LOOKING
LOOKING SO DESPERATELY
FOR A GLIMPSE OF THE KIND OF DAYS
THAT WE’VE HAD AT THE SEA
CHORUS
BRIDGE
I ASKED MYSELF COULD I CARE
I ASKED MY HEART COULD I LOVE HIM
I ASKED MY SOUL IS HE THERE, IS HE THERE
CHORUS

BIG OL’ GREEN BARN

HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
HIGH ON THE COAST
THERE’S A BIG OL’ GREEN BARN
STORIES AND GHOSTS
I’VE SEEN IT THERE SINCE I WAS NINETEEN
NOW WE’RE BOTH A LITTLE OLDER
BUT THE MEMORY’S CLEAN
CHORUS
BIG OL’ GREEN BARN MADE OF LOGS
YOU OUGHTA SEE IT THROUGH THE FOG
SOME FOLKS THINK IT’S IN THE WAY
BUT I’VE ALWAYS LOVED IT
AND I WANT IT TO STAY

ONE MORE MILE TO STINSON
MY FEET ARE GETTIN’ COLD
LOVE IS TEACHING ME FORGIVENESS
THE COAST HAS SOUL
I NEEDED YOU MORE THAN I EVER SAID
THE SKY’S FULL OF ALIENS
WE COME AROUND AGAIN
BRIDGE
MY MIND KEEPS WANDERING
TO SOMEONE I KNEW
THE VERSE IS JUST OUR FATE
I GUESS I’M LEARNING A LESSON OR TWO
LOVE’S BEEN MAKIN’ ME WAIT
I WANT A CHORUS OF ANGELS
TRIED AND TRUE
TWO MANDOLINS TO PLAY
THE SOLO’S A LONESOME PEDDLE-STEEL
THE BRIDGE IS THE GOLDEN GATE
CHORUS

IRELAND TO AMERICA

WE’RE SAILING FROM IRELAND TO AMERICA
TO SEE WHAT THE FUTURE WILL BE
WE’RE BRINGING OUR HISTORY, LEGENDS AND WAYS
WE’RE BRINGING OUR MUSIC, LINENS AND LACE
FREEDOM IS CALLING FROM INSIDE OF US
OH, THAT’S THE WAY LIFE SHOULD BE LIVED
WE’LL FIND IT THERE IN AMERICA
WE’RE SAILING FROM IRELAND TO AMERICA
THEY SAY IT’S THE NEW LAND OF HOPES AND DREAMS
WE’LL MAKE A GOOD HOME FOR OUR CHILDREN
SAFE IN OUR FAITH AND RELIGION
WE’RE SORRY TO LEAVE LOVED ONES BEHIND
AND HOPE THAT THEY’LL FOLLOW US IN BETTER TIMES
WE’RE SAILING TOMORROW FOR AMERICA
WE’RE SAILING FROM IRELAND TO AMERICA
IT’S WHAT WE’VE DECIDED TO DO
FAMILY’S THE STRENGTH THAT CARRIES US
WHETHER WE’RE HAPPY OR BLUE
PROMISES KEEPING LOYAL AND TRUE
THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A PLACE AT OUR TABLE FOR YOU
WHEN YOU COME FROM IRELAND TO AMERICA
WE’RE SAILING FROM IRELAND TO AMERICA
LEAVING OUR COUNTRY BEHIND
WE’RE FOLLOWING A DREAM TO AMERICA
WE REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT WE’LL FIND
WE’LL BE GOOD CITIZENS AND CARRY THE FLAME
PROUD OF OUR HERITAGE, PROUND OF OUR NAME
OUR FAITH WILL PROTECT US, OUR BELIEFS WILL SAVED
IN THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE
THERE WON’T BE MANY OTHER PEOPLE LIKE US
BUT WITH THE WIND IN OUR WISHES, IN GOD WE WILL TRUST
WE’RE SAILING FROM IRELAND TO AMERICA
WHAT WILL WE DO WITH AMERICA?

KEEP AN EYE ON THE WIND

KEEP AN EYE ON THE WIND TODAY
THEY SAY IT’S GONNA STORM
RAIN’S MOVING IN, MIST’S ON THE BAY
SUN’S ALREADY GONE
THOUGHT I HEARD THUNDER
IT SOUNDED LIKE A DRUM
KIND OF MADE ME WONDER
WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE
IS IT EVER ALL WE HOPE FOR
WE TRY SO HARD TO BEND
STEADY OUR HEARTS, GRAB A HOLD
STORMS NEVER REALLY END
CHORUS
SO KEEP AN EYE ON THE WIND IF YOU CAN
GIVE YOUR VISIONS A NAME
THE WORLD IS A CROSSED ROAD
TAKE A STAND
JUST KEEP AN EYE ON THE WIND

THERE’S A LIGHTHOUSE ON A ROCKY COAST
STARING OUT TO SEA
WAVES ARE BREAKING THE SKY IS GOLD
WHAT ABOUT ME?
I’VE STILL GOT MY FINGERS CROSSED
THIS TIME LOVE WILL WANT TO STAY
I DON’T CARE ANYMORE ABOUT WHAT I’VE LOST
COME ON LOVE, FIND A WAY
TO KEEP THE REASONS AND THE SOUL
WE TRY SO HARD TO BEND
STEADY OUR HEARTS, GRAB A HOLD
STORMS NEVER REALLY END
CHORUS

THE LAST DAYS OF ETERNITY

IN THE LAST DAYS OF ETERNITY
THEY HOLD EACH OTHER’S ARMS
SEARCH THEIR SOULS FOR POETRY
AND PLAY EACH OTHER’S SONGS
THIS BECOMES THE ESSENCE
OF A WORLD THEY THOUGHT THEY KNEW
AND THE PART OF THEMSELVES THAT WILL ALWAYS BE TRUE
IN THE LAST DAYS OF ETERNITY
THEY DISCOVERED A DREAM
AND THE DREAM’S ONLY WISH
IS TO FINALLY BE SEEN
SEEN FOR WHAT IT TRULY IS
AN INSTRUMENT, A TOOL
THE KEY IS FORGIVENESS, THE GOLDEN RULE
CHORUS
THEY HEARD THE CALLS
THERE WAS NO SHAME
THERE WAS NO GUILT, THERE WAS NO BLAME
THEY HEARD THE CALLS
MUSIC PLAYS
DREAM CALL US ALWAYS, CALL US AGAIN

LIFE AND LOVE ARE TRULY GIFTS
SPIRITS ARE IN NEED
SHADOWS COULD BE LIFTED
IF THEY LISTEN AND BELIEVE
SO THEY BECOME THE RIVER, THEY BECOME THE WAVES
THEY BECOME FOREVER AND BROTHER’S LIVES ARE SAVED
IN THE LAST DAYS OF ETERNITY
BEAUTY BREAKS THROUGH
DREAMS BECOME REALITY, TRUTH IS SEEN AS TRUE
IN THEIR VISION OF ETERNITY
THEY KNOW THEY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
SO THEY CHANGE FOREVER AND THEIR MUSIC IS HEARD
CHORUS

IN THE LAST DAYS OF ETERNITY
THEY WERE WEEPING GOLDEN TEARS
TEARS OF REALIZATION, THE MEANING IS SO CLEAR
IN THEIR LIVES FOR ALL ETERNITY
WITH STILL SO MUCH TO SAY
THEY LIT A FLAME AND SWORE TO FIND A WAY
CHORUS

THE MOAT AROUND YOUR HEART

THERE’S A SHIP IN MY MEMORY
TRAVELING THROUGH THESE DREAMS
AN OCEAN OF FORGIVENESS IF ONLY I BELIEVE
THERE’S A RIVER OF WISDOM
WHERE THE PAST HAS LEFT IT’S MARK
AND EVERY FINAL HOUR ANOTHER SHOOTING STAR
CHORUS
WISH I COULD GET NEXT TO YOU
FRAGILE WORK OF ART
WISH I COULD FIND A WAY ACROSS
THE MOAT AROUND YOUR HEART
GOT TO FIND A WAY ACROSS
THE MOAT AROUND YIOUR HEART

NOW I’M STANDING CLOSE TO YOU
IN THIS MOONLIT PARK
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME
I THINK I FEEL THE SPACE DEEP BLUE AND DARK
WHY DO WE HOLD ONTO THE PAST
LIKE SUCH A RIGHTEOUS CHORE
LET IT GO AND LET LOVE LAST
WE SHOULD MAKE A DOOR
CHORUS

GOT TO FIND A WAY ACROSS
THE MOAT AROUND YOUR HEART

MYSTERY SONG

VOICES ON THE WIND CARRY ME
SKY ABOVE AGAIN CALLING
A TRAVELLER SAYS THE JOURNEY’S BEEN SO LONG
MOON ABOVE THE WAVES ROLLING
CLOSER EVERY DAY KNOWING
TIME CAN NEVER END WHAT WE’VE BEGUN
PASS THROUGH HERE WITH A WILLINGNESS
BELIEVE BUT DON’T BELONG
REACH THROUGH MY LAUGHTER AND WEARINESS
FIND THE MYSTERY SONG

YOU TOOK ME TO THE OCEAN

I HEAR THE WIND BLOWING
SOUNDS LIKE A CANNON
FEELS LIKE THE WHOLE WORLD’S INSANE
CITY’S RACING
MY HEART’S BRACING
I HEAR THE WIND BLOWING AGAIN
CHORUS
YOU TOOK ME TO THE OCEAN
AND EVERYTHING WAS FINE
WE BARGAINED WITH DANGER
AND JUGGLED WITH TIME
WE MADE A DEAL WITH OUR HEARTS AND OUR MINDS
YOU TOOK ME TO THE OCEAN
LEFT SOMETHING BEHIND

I HEAR THE WIND BLOWING
THROUGH YOUR GUITAR
YOU’RE PLAYING YOUR HEART OUT
IN A CITY BAR
I COULD BE FALLING
CLOSE TO THE EDGE AGAIN
WHEN I HEAR YOU FINDING YOUR PART
BRIDGE
I CATCH YOUR EYES AND CROSS MY HEART
THAT YOU’LL WANT TO STAY BY CHANCE
AND IT FEELS LIKE LOVE
LIKE A HAND IN GLOVE
WHEN YOU ASK THIS ONE TO DANCE

I MADE A CONFESSION OR TWO, MAYBE MORE
LOSING’S BEEN COSTING ME
BUT WHO’S KEEPING SCORE
NOBODY KNOWS HOW THE PIECES WILL FIT
BUT I’M KEEPING MY HAND IN THE CATCHER’S MIT
CHORUS

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