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Follow Your Heart

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  • Label: Hynesight
  • Release: February 24, 2020
  • Catalog No: HSD-0004
  • Follow Your Heart

    • Lyrics

      When the world we live in is unforgiving,
      And I’ve lost all direction, gone astray,
      And when sometimes seems life ain’t worth living,
      I find comfort in these simple words
      My grandma used to say.

      Chorus:
      Follow your heart, when you’re lost or have played the fool.
      Follow your heart. There’s love inside of you.
      And for every bitter ending, there’s a sweet and brighter start.
      When all else fails in this old world, follow your heart.

      When the weight bearing heavy upon my shoulders
      Applies an equal opposing force upon my soul,
      And all signs ahead read getting older,
      I find comfort in these simple words
      And they’re all I need to know.

                                                                  (Chorus)

      Bridge
      A heart can be broken
      By a word, or phase unspoken,
      But beats stronger, with every lesson taught.

      So follow your heart. /:/x3

  • It's a Wonder

    • Lyrics

      Yesterday my mind was filled
      With wonder and amusement.
      Remembering all the crazy days gone by.

      From grade school to college dude
      To marriage and a mortgage.
      It’s a wonder I managed to survive.

      My daughter’s teenage phases,
      Designer crazes,
      Endless talking on the phone.

      My son’s internet girls in the bedroom
      Late at night,
      “Dad leave me alone!”

      And it’s hey dawg, yo- ho, and beyatch this and that,
      And I just can’t relate to the music.
      It’s a wonder I managed to survive.

      Bridge
      What’s this sound I’m hearing now.
      It’s too quiet to believe.
      It’s the sound of silence
      Drowning out the screams.

      Yesterday my mind was filled
      With wonder and amusement.
      Remembering all the crazy days gone by.

      Well between these ears are a lot of years.
      And now I’m having senior moments.
      It’s a wonder I managed to survive. /:/ 3

  • No Regrets

    • Lyrics

      When I was a young man, I stood tall, I stood strong,
      Hunting and gathering, late night love songs.
      Youthful hunger, unfulfilled appetite,
      Found myself empty and cold, many a night.

      By chance one rainy afternoon, I looked up from feeling down.
      I still see the church on the corner that you came around.
      One day together, turned our nights, into weeks, then years.
      Can’t believe it’s all by chance that you’re here.

      Chorus:
      In time I wonder, in time I see.
      Those loving emerald eyes staring back at me.
      In time I remember, sometimes I forget
      To say I love you, no regrets. (*)

      Bridge
      Living’s been easier since that day, when you came along.
      Each mistake we’ve made became a lasting true love song.
      Giving was in my eyes a gift from a local store
      Living and giving with you, so much more.

                                                                  (Chorus) /:/x2

      End Chorus Tag:
      (*) Everyday, I love you
          In every way, I love you, no regrets.

  • Child Inside

    • Lyrics

      I used to laugh. I used to play.
      I'd find a tree and I'd climb,
      But now it's off to work, to make the pay
      I never find the time,

      Chorus:
      There's a child inside of me
      Dying for something to do.
      There's a child inside of me
      Whistling a lone little tune. How about you?

                                                                  (Chorus)

      I'd play some ball, and dream of all
      The people in the stands.
      It’s the bottom of the ninth, bases full, 3 & 2
      A grand slam.

                                                                  (Chorus)

      I used to laugh and I used to play.
      I'd find a tree and I'd climb.
      But now it's off to work, make the pay.
      Can’t seem to make the bills go away.
      I don’t think I’ll ever find the time.
      Oh man, I’m losing my mind.

                                                                  (Chorus) /:/

  • My Love for You

    • Lyrics

      In the cool of the evening when lights are low.
      There's no deceiving when I let you know
      My love for you. Hmm!

      In the warmth of your arms at night
      That ever wonderful feeling right.
      My love for you. Hmm!

      Chorus:
      My love for you is country strong.
      My love for you is all night long.
      (Chrous-2: day long) (Chrous-3: day & night)
      Honey, myyyyyyyy, my love for you.

      Rockin' the porch swing to a fro,
      I dust the dust from your brown chapeau.
      My love for you, ooo baby baby for you.

      I give you kisses and hold you near.
      Nibble softly your lower ear.
      My love for you, ooo baby baby for you.

                                                                  (Chorus)

      Until the stars all fade from the sky,
      You'll never have to ask me if my, my, my love, is true.
      ooo baby baby it's true.

                                                                  (Chorus) /:/

  • Narragansett Day

    • Lyrics

      When the sun comes up in the summer sky blue,
      And the temperatures rising and you’ve got nothing to do.
      Just put on a T-shirt, some shorts, and shades,
      Head to the beach, a Narragansett day.

      You can sit on the sea wall, it’s a local tradition.
      And see the sun god worshipers on exhibition.
      Watch all the surfers, riding the waves.

      Chorus:
      A Narragansett day, Narragansett day!
      Na Na Na Na Narra Narragansett day. /:/)

                                                                  (Bridge)

      You can swim in the ocean, lie in the sun,
      Have some clam cakes for breakfast and when you’re all done.
      Let the salt fill your senses
      From a rainbow ocean spray.

                                                                  (Chorus)
                                                                  (Bridge)

      You can cruise on your bike, or go for a run.
      Have a tropical drink made with coconut rum.
      And let the salt fill your senses
      From a rainbow ocean spray.

                                                                  (Chorus)

                                                                  

  • Places & People

    • Lyrics

      There are places and people
      I've known all through my life.
      From barrooms to steeples
      Frequented day and night.

      Chorus:
      I think they (*) feed off each other,
      Believing in one another,
      Seeking emotional cover.
      What do you say? /:/

      There are places and people
      You go to-to fall in love.
      Some end up doing time,
      Others can't get enough.

                                                                  (Chorus) /:/2

      There are places and people
      You go to-to sing these songs.
      Taking time to listen,
      As I play along.

                                                                  (Chorus)/:/

      (*) Last chorus replace "they" with "we".

  • Changing Lanes

    • Lyrics

      Most of my time is driving this truck,
      Miles of miles and I’m still thinking of us.
      I view the world behind a window pane.
      Turning the corner I feel the strain.
      All my life I’ve been changing lanes.

      We toasted love, with a glass of champagne,
      Trapped, in unfamiliar terrain.
      I pulled hard, the emergency brake.
      The greater the distance the longer the heartache.
      All my life I’ve been changing lanes.

      Chorus:
      Changing lanes on the freeway of love.
      Changing lanes to forget the many names of
      The woman who came, now I feel the pain.
      Oh, oh… /:/2

      Bridge:
      There’s a mirror on my right, mirror on my left.
      There’s a fool in the mirror, with no soul to possess.

      Breakdown, ahead one mile.
      I stop and think of her, for quite a long while.
      I’m going back, and try to explain.
      You see my tires are bald and I need a change.
      All my life, these changes.
      All my life, so many changes.
      All my life, I’ve been changing lanes.
      Oh, oh… /:/2

  • Christmas Time

    • Lyrics

      Softly, I tiptoe, whispering “ho ho ho”.
      Grandfather clock plays midnight chimes.
      I stare at the mistletoe, thinking, wasn’t so long ago.
      Without you at Christmas time. /:/2
      Mmm mmm Christmas time.

      I grab my coffee cup, before I wake them up.
      I pour in a little red wine,
      A toast to you my dear. Made it through another year
      Without you at Christmas time. /:/2
      Mmm mmm Christmas time.

      Bridge:
      Without you, only ghostly traces,
      Remind me of you on our children’s faces.
      How I wish I could go back and erase this… Mmmm.

      Beneath the Christmas tree, are presents wrapped for three,
      My little David, Rosemary’s and mine.
      Mommy’s with angels. I feel my eyes well,
      Without you at Christmas time. /:/3
      Mmm mmm Christmas time.

  • Be Kind to One Another (BK21A)

    • Lyrics

      Pumping my gas
      At the local filling station.
      The clerk behind the glass
      Was avoiding altercation
      From this angry, person screaming
      High prices. So, I wonder.
      Wouldn’t it be better to
      Be kind to one another.

      While attending school,
      Some bullies thought it cool
      To beat on quiet
      Intellectuals, as a rule.
      Their ignorance took over
      With a vicious, verbal clutter.
      Wouldn’t it be better to
      Be kind to one another.

      Hey Hey, what do you say... BK21A
      Hey Hey, what do you say... BK21A

      Bridge:
      Put aside religion.
      Put aside gender.
      Put forth a positive real mind-bender.
      Put aside race.
      Put aside color.
      Give love and respect.
      Be kind to one another.

      Hey, hey, what do you say... BK21A
      Hey, hey, what do you say... BK21A

      Think before you spew
      That verbal diarrhea.
      Would you want that lecture directed at your ears?
      We are all family
      Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers.
      Wouldn't it be better to
      Be kind to one another.

                                                                  (Bridge)

      Hey, hey, what do you say... BK21A
      Hey, hey, what do you say... BK21A

‘Follow Your Heart’ was created with songs that are inherently personal in nature. This album is a combination of upbeat and emotional songs written as reflections on life experiences.

Thank you Shannon Hynes for singing ‘BK21A’ and bringing this energetic tune to life.