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by Kevin White

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released March 19, 2012

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Kevin White

After a stint in Special Ops, working covertly in the world's most dangerous hot spots, a chance meeting with a Zulu medicine man launched an interest in music.

For the healing power of song, as evidenced by Coca Cola's "We'd like to teach the world to sing", followed up by Pepsi's "The world sings out of tune", is instrumental-not in a literal sense, but a musical one; literally. Please enjoy.
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Track Name: Evening Star
Your emerald eyes well, they've turned to grey
But this wasn't supposed to be a
Day by day thing

Hey now ...
Didn't I hear YOU say
That this is only for a while

So take your time
And realize
Stars come only out at night

For we are always what we are
Though that doesn't matter much, much more

For when the morning comes
And all our evening's fun
Is done ...

You are my evening star
You are always
A love
But then
You're gone

For we are always what we are
Though that doesn't matter much much more

For when the morning comes
And nothing ever done
Seems done

You are my evening star
You are always
Alone
But how
You shine ...
Track Name: Love Her
Love Her
Until she has to go
I don't see why
You shun her
When someday you will know

She wasn't just a memory
That sparkled in your eye
She wasn't just a moment
Passing by

And I know
Timing can be tough
Yeah, I know
When enough isn't enough

But nothing really matters
Except what really does
Hiding what you're feeling
Just won't work
Because ...

You know she has to go away
Yes, she has to go away
I know that makes you blue
For there's nothing you can do

Because she's got to go away
Yes, she's got to go away
So use the time you have
Or have the time to lose
It's really up to you

It might take an awful long time
Until the time is right
But I think you should know

Time is on your side

So love her
Until she has to go
And tell her that you love her
For in your heart
You know

She isn't just a memory
Sparkling in your eye
She isn't just a moment
Passing by

So love her
Just love her
Track Name: A Fire is Waiting
Blinding ice reflects the Sun
The wind is piling drifts up high

Frozen fingers loose their grip
Take caution on the arctic ground
the footing's slick

Apparently you've lost your way
Wandering a barren place

Do you see the amber light?
It's glowing up ahead
Inviting you inside

Cause in here inside, a fire is waiting
A fire is waiting for you
If you could only see that
A fire is waiting, a fire is waiting for you

It gets more bitter every day
When wandering a barren place

What you need to find is
Someone who will find you
Someone who won't lose their way

So turn to face the warming change
There's nothing left that I can say

Can you see the amber light?
That's glowing up ahead
Inviting you inside
Track Name: Mary
The Prelude:

Uh oh, Mary
Are you doing what you want to?

Back in school, girl?
You’re a fool, girl
… if it breaks your heart

Can you tell me what you’re thinking?
Do you even know? Do you even know?

But answer me this …
Are you happy now?

Did everyone tell you what to do?
Well you just tell them where they can go …

Mary:

And Mary, put on your dancing shoes
You used to be fantastic
You’d pirouette so gracefully
… so beautiful a dancer

You’d dance your way to stardom
And become famous overnight
Your life would be a party
… and you wouldn’t have to struggle if you’d …

Only put on your dancing shoes and
Let your feet take over
Just like a star that burns so bright
You’d be a supernova

… and then life would be so easy
For you’d be doing something you like
And you would be so happy that it
Makes me wonder why …

You never tried

Yeah you’d dance your way to stardom
And become famous overnight
Your life would be one long party
… and you wouldn’t have to struggle if you’d …

Only put on your dancing shoes
You’re sure to be a winner
With the talent you possess
You’d reach the top in minutes

… and then life would be so easy
For you’d be doing something you like
And you would be so happy that it
Makes me wonder why …

You never tried

So Mary, put on your dancing shoes

Butterfly:

Butterfly
As you rise amongst the trees
Are you looking at the woods
Or possibly a way

To break free

You can change your world
You can change your world

Do you like the life you lead
Living somewhere in between
The earth and sky?

Are you far from understood?
Do you wonder if you should, butterfly?

Refrain:

So, Mary put on your dancing shoes …
Track Name: May Angels Guide
I don't know why
I'm so surprised by what I'm feeling
But I'm feeling so surprised

I can see you
Where you were not before now
And it's odd sometimes
How change can be so profound

I watch you while you're sleeping
Upon your tiny face you wear a smile

Little child may the sun shine down on you
Little child may your sails always be full
May you find happiness in the light
And seldom darkened skies

Through times ahead
May angels guide

I don't know why I'm not surprised
By what I'm feeling
But I'm really not surprised

I can see you
When you were once before now
And it's not so odd
How change can be so profound

I watch you while you're sleeping
And hold your hand in peaceful silent calm

Every rose that grows
Goes past its bloom
Every minute spent
Is one more consumed

May you find happiness in the light
Your darkest day has passed by

Through times ahead
May angels guide
Track Name: Dangling
I'm dangling on a thread
Feels like I'm hanging in mid-air
I know I really shouldn't care

Just as long I know that you're around
...and as long as we take the time we have

Maybe then...
We will start to move ahead
Instead of dangling on this thread...

I was never the lucky one who found the girl
...and had the fun
They all had their fun at my expense

You've got to care for someone else
far more than you do yourself

But people who think like that
are hard to find.

...and so I think I am alone now
Just like I've been a million times before
I'm the one who's on their own now

You've got someone who shares another story
I had enough, but I wanted more...

I feel alone now.
Don't leave me alone, Hol.

So now I'm dangling on this thread
...and limbo's cold this time of year

But I won't be shedding any tears

'Cause I see there's a story in your eyes
That I know, from knowing mine

I'm not afraid now 'cause you won't screw up my head

'Cause I'm still dangling on this thread...
Track Name: Song for the Coast
If I said
I'm only one
There's not much I can do
Just another wheel cog
So I'm remaining aloof

For there's no way that I
Can alter God's plans

Then after we've lost it all
Will I be one of the damned?

Who poisoned the seas
Who polluted the air

Stop our incautious slipping
Remembering to take care

We have to clean up our room
Or we can't go outside
It gets constantly filthy
With the waste of mankind

It's doesn't make any sense

To talk paper and coin

When we must keep our room clean
Track Name: Lost Without You
I heard

Please say it's not true
If you go
My world will turn blue

With you not here
Then what will I do?
'Cause I'd be so lost without you

I realize

The spot that we're in
'Cause I messed up

I messed up again

It has been rough,
but we'll muddle through ...

'Cause I'd be so lost without you

For you're not leaving
With some other plan
It's just me
I now understand

Let's not break
.. no, let's make amends
We'll start from beginning again

Yeah, let's ...

... let's start anew.
We'll wipe the slate clean,
and reintroduce

Try to forget
Tough times we've
Been through ...

'Cause I'd be so lost without you

Don't say you're leaving
You can't leave me this way
Cause I've reformed
I've turned a new page

I promise you
This time I will change

And we'll get better and better each day

So please

Say it's not true
If I can do it ... now so can you
For if we try, there's nothing to lose

Cause I'd be so lost without you
I'd be so lost without you

I'm just so lost ...
Track Name: A Song for Holly
When I'm worried girl
You ease my troubled mind
If I ever go astray
You keep my course in line

I know
It sounds cliche'

But I love you just as much
As I did
On the very first day

Holly Linda

It must be hidden in the way
That you are just you
That makes me love you
In the way that I do

Now you know it's true
'cause the dreams that I have
Are the dreams
That I share with you

Holly Linda

And we'll survive
Those times
Our fuses burn short

Until we reach
The age
Our faces grow old

We're living proof
In that

You can't deny love
When it's certain

Love is a fact

Holly Linda