Wild Horses

by Rob Halligan

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joeinspired reminds me of some of the poetry i love and about the steadfast love of God. lovely arrangement and imagery reminds me of rich Mullins. Favorite track: It Is Good.
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released January 20, 2017


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Award winning international artist who has worked with Graeme Duffin,Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet), Bob Halligan Jr (Judas Priest, Cher), After The Fire, and Paul Evans (Delirious). His CD Best Thing that Happened was nominated Contemporary Album Of The Year and his latest album, The Perils the Grace and The Way has appeared on BBC Radio 2, BBC1 TV, ITV’s Daybreak and many local radio stations. ... more

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Track Name: Caught Up
Sometimes there are no easy answers
Sometimes the questions feel like canyons in my mind
And all I hear are good intentions
Maybe I should listen
But I just don’t have the time

Cause I’m caught up in the way
That I think it ought to be
Caught up in a future
I think only I can see
Caught up in a dream
That’s desperate to come true
Underneath it all you know
I’m caught up with loving you

These days I don’t get your thinking
You’re making choices that I just can’t understand
And I know they’re your decisions
And maybe I should just back off
But I don’t think I can

All I want is to see you dance
All I want is to see you fly
Track Name: I Aint Dead Yet
Took a ride to the city
Took my lady for a night on the town
After working all week we were ready
To kick back and let our hair down
I heard that a band was playing
So we got tickets to see the show
Dressed up to nines for a real good time
And ready to let it go

I got places to see
And a heart full of beats
Dreams jumping in my head
I’m gonna have fun
While there’s breath in my lungs
And I tell you I ain’t dead yet
I got blood in my veins
And a trophy to gain
Putting all your doubts to bed
It’s a God given life
And I’m feeling all right
And I tell you I an’t dead yet

Sat next to a guy who told me
He was part of the roadie crew
Said he liked nothing more than touring
I said I liked touring too
So he asked me how long I’d been playing
I said that it was quite some time
He said you gotta be you young
Your chances have gone
So I looked him right in the eye and said

Well I’ve sang to the people of London
And I’ve played in Hong Kong town
From New York across to Vancouver
And in Rio they're a real good crowd
And I don't plan to be stopping
Or hanging up my old guitar
I got dreams to chase
Track Name: Wild Horses
I write this song from miles away
In the place I now call home
With friends and family here with me
I’ve no reason more to roam
But I can hear the echoes
Of the places that I’ve seen

I can see the wild horses as they break against the wall
And scatter pearls into the sky so I can watch them fall
Taste the freedom on my lips and breathe the wild perfume
I close my eyes and I can see the blue

The road that I have travelled it may not have been laid well
But there’s things I’ve learned along the way and as far as I can tell
The treasures that I’ve found there are worth every mile I’ve come
And every mile will draw me nearer home

I don’t know how long I have to walk these earthly shores
One day I’ll dwell in mansions and I’ll stand on sapphire floors
And I will spend eternity beside a sea with you
Until then I can look up and see the blue
Track Name: Hosanna
Was a holy night when the sky turned bright
And heaven sang for all it's worth
And the angel said don't be afraid
Peace has come to earth
You'll find the babe in the strangest place
On the darkest side of town
No castle walls or palace halls
Just starlight shining down

They sang Hosanna
Hosanna again

He lived his days showing us the ways
We could change the world
No poisoned sword just love filled words
Of wisdoms precious jewels
And as he rode in they hailed their king
And sang as he passed by
All the world will see God set us free
When peace is lifted high

With peace he bore the unbearable
And took it all for you and me
And took it down, down, down to the ground
That everyone might see
That he healed the rift and left a gift
We could take if we choose
He said "When i go you are not alone
My peace i leave with you"
Track Name: Shadow Of Our Home
I grew up on the south-side
Dad was known around the town
Stood for what he believed in
He was a hard man to keen down
When he call the men together
to stand, they gathered round
But the soldiers came and quickly cut them down

All the news it reached us quickly
So we packed our things to go
And in our rush to leave
We left what precious things we owned
And driving through the night
We said goodbye to all we'd known
As we headed for a strange land far from home

And the morning sun still hides behind the mountain
She don't break till she's safely on her own
Marking off the days that she's been counting
Living in the shadow of our home

Well I'm proud of where I came from
And I'm proud of who i am
But there's many I'm not proud to say
Are my fellow countrymen
Cos they stripped away her beauty
With their greedy crooked hands
And left her as a scarred and barren land

They say that there's a blessing
In the dew on Hermans heights
Like the blessing that we get
When men come together to unite
Well Herman won't you look down
From those lofty highest heights
Send your dew and bring us peace tonight
Track Name: The Boots I Never Wore
Take me down the streets you used to play
Let me hear the songs you used to sing
Take me back to the wild and carefree days
When the bells of freedom used to ring
And take me to the places you would hide
When you freedom fell away

These are the songs I never heard
These are to me the unknown words
This is a world I’ve never seen before
So many things I never saw
I never had to fight your wars
These are the boots I never wore
These are the boots I never wore

Take me to where the skies are blue
And the mountains leapt up to the sun
Let me climb those crazy heights with you
And listen to the wild waters run
And lead me down the road you had to take
When you freedom fell away
Track Name: Left Them In The Water
I don’t recall when we first met
But you took the opportunity to get what you can get
You made me feel like I could fly
Then walked away when I came crashing from the sky
You took me for a ride
Now things have changed I’ve seen the light

I went down to the river to pray
Knew just what I had to say
The chains I had they fell away
I left them in the water
The lies that you made me believe
Your forked tongue and your flattery
Your empty words that blinded me
I left them in the water

It’s my fault I took your hand
I guess I was naïve and I guess you had a plan
You promised me the city lights
But left me searching for a reason to my life
You really took me in
But that’s history and I’ll start again

And when I see the water rise
I see the things I left behind
And I feel so alive
Track Name: It Is Good
There's thunder in the heavens
And I can hear your voice
And the rain that comes is healing rain
That makes my heart rejoice
As it runs across the wilderness
Your love becomes the wind beneath my wings

And your heart is painted in the clouds
like a fiery shade of red
And the sky looks like a curtain torn
So it's secrets can be shared
And as light breaks in the eastern sky
I can hear creation start to sing

Oh, it is good
All that you love
All that you've done

As we look back over history
At the beauty and the pain
Your faithfulness has proved itself
Time and time again
On mountain tops and valleys
Your steadfast love has never let us go

Sometime holding on to promises
Is the hardest thing to do
When life just seems to say that time
Has other plans for you
But as the sun is sure to rise
Everyday i know your love will hold
Track Name: Give Me This Island
She said “Tell me all the dreams
You had that have come true”
He looked at her and smiled an said
“Well, I married you
And the day I started dreaming
Was when you taught me how to fly
In the empty field
Beneath the starlit sky”

She said “Tell me all the things you’ve done
And the places that you’ve seen”
He said “Everywhere my dreams have led
Are where you’ve always been
And I’dve never got this far without you by my side
Since the night we kissed beneath the starlit sky

If you give m this island
Or give me this mountain
Give me the ocean
Or give me the sky
I would take this island
And conquer this mountain
I’d ride the ocean
And take to the sky with you

He said “The biggest fear I have
Is that this road will someday end
And my darkest days are when I wake up
And I can’t see round the bend”
She answered him with more than words
And love she couldn’t hide
Just like she did beneath the starlit sky

If I give you this island
Or give you this mountain
Give you the ocean or give you the sky
I know you’ll take this island
And conquer this mountain
And ride the ocean just teach me to fly with you

She said “If I had the chance
You know I’d do it all again
Just you and me beneath the starlit sky

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