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The intent from the beginning for “Let The Light Shine” was to keep the instrumentation to a minimum. Primarily an acoustic album throughout with the exceptions being “til The Morning Light” and “Like A Baby” the emphasis is on the intimacy of the songs. I don’t like talking about genres, I just write the song and let it speak for itself.

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The intent from the beginning for “Let The Light Shine” was to keep the instrumentation to a minimum. Primarily an acoustic album throughout with the exceptions being “til The Morning Light” and “Like A Baby” the emphasis is on the intimacy of the songs. I don’t like talking about genres, I just write the song and let it speak for itself.
Let the Light Shine - Case
1. 'til The Morning Light
1:02
2. You’re The Starlight
0:37
3. Blue Eyed Barefoot Boy
0:45
4. Like A Baby
0:31
5. Let The Light Shine
0:49
6. Before The Sun Goes Down
0:46
7. Someday Peace
0:51
8. Stranded
0:52
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Lyrics
'til The Morning Light

Under my wing
You don’t have to cry
I’ll never leave you
Till you’re ready to fly
You may run away
Into the night
Don’t you cry alone
I’ll be there to
Hold you tight

 

CHORUS
Lay your head down to sleep
With the stars in your eyes
Leave the candle burn
‘til the morning light
‘til the morning light

 

CHORUS
Lay your head down to sleep
With the stars in your eyes
Leave the candle burn
‘til the morning light
‘til the morning light

 

Love can break your heart
Leave you out in the cold
You just fly
My little bird
Let your wings bring you home
My love runs deep
My love runs wide
I’ll never leave you
I’m there by your side

 

CHORUS
Lay your head down to sleep
With the stars in your eyes
Leave the candle burn
‘til the morning light
‘til the morning light
‘til the morning light

You’re The Starlight

I can see you in my dreams
I can feel you in my heart
You’re a thousand miles away
We’re never far apart

CHORUS
You’re the starlight
That lights the road
The river
That takes me home
The fire
When I’m cold

 

I hold you in my sleep
I hear you in my mind
You’re always next to me
You’re with me when I drive

 

CHORUS
You’re the starlight
That lights the road
The river
That takes me home
The fire
When I’m cold

 

I can see you in my dreams
I can feel you in my heart
You’re a thousand miles away
We’re never far apart

 

CHORUS
You’re the starlight
That lights the road
The river
That takes me home
The fire
When I’m cold

Blue Eyed Barefoot Boy

They lived in a house
At the end of the road
When daddy left home
Mama carried the load
They had next to nothin’
Just the clothes on their backs
Livin’ ain’t easy
At the end of the track

 

CHORUS
He’s a blue eyed barefoot boy
From the hills of Tennessee
In the cold hard ground
They gonna lay him, lay him in peace

 

He’d run for the hills
To the valley below
Lay down by the Muddy
And the river would roll
Just like a gypsy
He lived to be free
It’s down the dirt road
What shall be, will be

 

CHORUS
He’s a blue eyed barefoot boy
From the hills of Tennessee
In the cold hard ground
They gonna lay him, lay him in peace

 

He’d run from his home
To the war far away
At night he would wander
In his dream far away
To the hills and the valley
By the Muddy he’d lay
His blood in the sand
Is the price he would pay

 

CHORUS
He’s a blue eyed barefoot boy
From the hills of Tennessee
In the cold hard ground
They gonna lay him, lay him in peace
He’s a blue eyed barefoot boy
From the hills of Tennesse
In the cold hard ground
They gonna lay him, lay him in peace

Like A Baby

One more coffee for the road
Runnin’ with her heart to Buffalo
She didn’t pack a thing
Left the diamond ring
He gonna cry like a baby
When she’s gone

 

Worked her fingers to the bone
Never felt like this was home
He threw it all away
Now he’s gonna pay
He gonna cry like a baby
When she’s gone

 

CHORUS
Tears have dried
Love has died
He gonna cry, he gonna cry
He gonna cry like a baby
When she’s gone

 

CHORUS
Tears have dried
Love has died
He gonna cry, he gonna cry
He gonna cry like a baby
When she’s gone

 

Broke down in his dirty room
Rollin’ around that same old tune
He took stock of everything
Found the diamond ring
He cried like a baby
Now she’s gone

 

CHORUS
Tears have dried
Love has died
Yes he cried, you know he cried
Yes he cry, cry, cried
He cried a river
A river he cried
He cried like a baby
Now she’s gone

Let The Light Shine

You’re not made of steel no heart of stone
Gotta watch your back in the killin’ zone
In the midnight hour when you try to sleep
Gonna say your prayer my soul to keep

 

CHORUS
Let the light shine down on you
Let the light come shining through
Let the light shine down on you
Let the light come shining through

 

The street is cold when the lights go down
You can hear shots ring all through this town
When teardrops fall like rain on stone
May the mercy of God bring you home

 

CHORUS
Let the light shine down on you
Let the light come shining through
Let the light shine down on you
Let the light come shining through

 

Let the light shine down on you
Let the light come shining through
Let the light shine down on you
Let the light com shining through

 

You’re not made of steel, no heart of stone
Gotta watch your back in the killin’ zone
In the midnight hour when you try and sleep
Gonna say your prayer, my soul to keep

 

Let the light shine down on you
Let the light come shining through
Let the light shine down on you
Let the light come shining through

Before The Sun Goes Down

Angel eyes stare down the night
Scared to speak under heaven’s light
Angry words hang on the line
They’re gettin’ old and out of time

 

The rusty truck a busted door
Down this road many time before
This broken house has seen its day
If walls could talk you’d hear them say….

 

His best friend’s from Kentucky
He pours him in a glass
When he says he loves you, it’s never meant to last
Lost your friends, your loved ones
They’re afraid to come around
You’d better run before the sun goes down
You’d better run before the sun goes down.

 

There’s a town many miles away
Gonna drive through, night and day
Beyond the hill church bells ring
She hears a voice inside her sing

 

His best friend’s from Kentucky
He pours him in a glass
When he says he loves you, it’s never meant to last
Lost your friends, your loved ones
They’re afraid to come around
You’d better run before the sun goes down
You’d better run before the sun goes down.

Someday Peace

Somewhere down the line
Almost lost my mind
Watchin’ those clouds rollin’ by
Can’t stop these tears I cry

 

Take it from a fool who knows
All that glitter is never gold
I know time is not my friend
It’s a race to the bitter end

 

CHORUS
Now I know that I
Just keep holdin’ on
Someday peace is gonna come
Now I know that I
Just keep holdin’ on
Someday peace is gonna come

 

Lost my heart far away
But it feels like yesterday
I’m gonna drive till the lights go down
Watch the stars far away from town

 

Think I hear a voice on the wind
Callin’ me like an old lost friend
Give me something to believe
Give me truth I can take with me

 

CHORUS
Now I know that I
Just keep holdin’ on
Someday peace is gonna come
Now I know that I
Just keep holdin’ on
Someday Peace is gonna come

 

Now I know that I
Just keep holdin’ on
Someday peace has gotta come
Now I know that I
Just keep holdin’ on
Someday peace has gotta come

Stranded

Oh darlin’,
Where do I begin
I feel lost in my skin
You don’t know where I’ve been
Oh mama
I have thoughts in my mind
Can’t leave ‘em behind
No peace I can find

 

CHORUS
Sometimes I lie here
Awaken from my dream
I’d like to run away
But I’m stranded, midstream
I’m stranded, in my dream

 

Oh brother
Been there and back
From the Gulf to Iraq
Let’s not talk about that
Oh father
Nothin’ left here inside
There’s no place I can hide
I’m a man out of time

 

CHORUS
Sometimes I lie here
Awaken from my dream
I’d like to run away
But I’m stranded, midstream
I’m stranded, in my dream

 

CHORUS
Sometimes I lie here
Awaken from my dream
I’d like to run away
But I’m stranded, midstream
I’m stranded, in my dream

 

Oh darlin’
Where do I begin
I feel lost in my skin

Credits
Let the Light Shine - CD Back Cover