Still Be My Love

by Roy Ira

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released 21 January 2013

produced by Keith Parish and Jeremy Ferguson
recorded at Battle Tapes and Club Roar by Jeremy Ferguson
mastered by John Baldwin, John Baldwin Mastering

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Track Name: Like a Bad Movie
Love is a story that’s already written
With an ending that everyone knows
Just like a bad movie I still enjoy the beginning
Despite how the rest of it goes

It opens with a bang a lot of action at the top
In the middle it begins to slow down
If you stick around through the final reel
You’re wishing you’d had the courage to walk out

I’ve heard you can’t know the measure of a man
Without seeing the work of his hands
Well I’ve got ideas and aspirations for days
But nothing to show for my plans

Until I met you girl
You have given me all my self worth
If I had not ever met you dear
I’d be lacking any sign of my time here on the earth

But love is a story that’s already written
With an ending that everyone knows
Just like a bad movie I still enjoy the beginning
Despite how the rest of it goes
Track Name: My Sweetest Dreams
I miss you when I’m lonely but that’s the only time
It’d be nice if you could be here but I don’t really mind
Maybe I am stronger, maybe I am blind
But if spring still brings the girls outside I think I’ll be fine

The flowers would have got me back in the car
You thought that I would be mad, I don’t let down my guard
Minor indiscretions is all that they are
If you stay true then I’ll let you move back in my heart

Drowning our sorrows is the usual place we start
Second place is not me I’m just playing my cards
You know that I don’t need much so don’t make this hard
My sweetest dreams are the one where you don’t play a part
Track Name: We Come to Praise His Name
Praise Him! We come to praise His name
I come to praise His holy name!

Cause he’s my rock my sword my shield
He’s my wheel in the middle of the wheel
know that he’ll never ever let me down
He’s my jewel that I have found

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! I come to praise His name
Oh oh I come to praise His holy name!
Track Name: Stronger Than Any Man
I’m in love with the wedding ring that sits upon my hand
Changeless and beautiful, stronger than any man
I knew this’d be hard on you but I thought you’d understand
That I gave you up and I’d do it again just to get this precious band

Giving up is easier and easy is what I need
Loving you could be so hard, I had to find relief
The years that passed between us both made it plain for me to see
If I’m gonna break from this routine I gotta change my scenery

This could be a big mistake
This will be the choice I make
These are the risks you take for love

Didn’t you ever want to get married?
Didn’t you ever want to be in love?
These are the risks you take to get married
These are the risks you take for love
Track Name: One Day
One day you might be let down
When they lower you into the ground
There you’ll wait for the trumpet to sound
One day you might be let down

Is everybody here getting in?
Will all that you’ve done be forgiv’n?
If there’s no more sin can you be mine again?
Is everybody here getting in?

On that day that it all comes will you still be my love?

Will things there all be the same?
Will you still remember my name?
Will the cripples walk, will they still be lame?
Will things there all be the same?

Will what is wrong be made right
When I’m robed in my gown of light?
If Death has lost its bite can we reunite?
Will what is wrong be made right?

On that day that it all comes will you still be my love?

Say what are the odds that we meet
When I’m walking on them golden streets?
Will I see you at the mercy seat
When it’s goats and the sheep and it’s chaff from the wheat?
When you stand with the faithful will you still cheat?
What are the odds that we meet?

On that day that it all comes will you still be my love?

One day you might be let down
When they lower you into the ground
There you’ll wait for the trumpet to sound
There you’ll wait
Track Name: I Sing Glory
Forty days I walked in darkness
Where I refused to eat or drink
Till the spirit settled on me
Showed me everything had been made clean

I sing “Glory! Cause he knows my name!”

So I gave up on my preaching
I threw away my NIV
And stained glass which had been blinding
Reflected peace and love and charity

I sing “Glory! Cause he knows my name!”

And there will be a shout in heaven
As in the hour of first belief
Lifted by the angels ‘round us
Who assured that you and I would meet

I sing “Glory! Cause he knows my name!”
Track Name: The Angel of Death Came to David's Room
written by mewithoutYou
Track Name: How Lonely How Dreary
How lonely, how dreary when whiskey can’t cheer me
Or slow down the thoughts in my head
They race around my brain, they sing a sad refrain
About the life that I once led

I had a good mother, I had a good father
They handed a warning to me
The blood in your veins is wont for drinking
If it grabs you you’ll never break free

Now I wake on my own in this familiar story
The angels quit searching for me
I’m running from my home and a mansion in glory
For a love that’s just out of reach

Little Abby my sweetheart she’s brokenhearted
And longing for me to return
My happiness ended the night we parted
And now it’s for her I yearn

Now I wake on my own in this familiar story
The angels quit searching for me
I’m running from my home and a mansion in glory
For a love that’s just out of reach

To taste the sweet stinging of this shot I’m swinging
Is the one thing that matters to me
And it’s the burning in my belly that is still the most telling
Of the reasons why I had to leave

Cause this thirsty demon is all I’d be bringing
It’s talons have taken their toll
And the pain of remembering would be less than the suffering
Of attempting to love my lost soul
Track Name: Going On Without You Babe
I’m going on without you babe
Won’t stay around I’m gonna turn the page
Gotta pull free of my ball and chain
I’m going on without you babe

I’m going now I won’t look back
Hide my trail so I can’t be tracked
Never have to hear the old whip crack
I’m going on without you babe

I’m leaving I won’t be cleaving
To the sacred keeping of your charade
No hoping or life-devoting
I’ve spoken my peace and now I’m on my way (that’s right)

I’m going dear and won’t return
In the rearview no more my concern
Crossed that bridge, now I’ll let it burn
I’m going on without you babe

I swore to honor and adore you
Always be yours through whatever came
I promised your ma and pa this /
But my covenant vow now I’m gonna break (that’s right)

I’m going now I can’t be swayed
Won’t stay around I’m gonna turn the page
Gotta pull free of my ball and chain
I’m going on without you babe
’m going without you babe
Track Name: The Dustbowl
The dustbowl stretched across this land, robbed you of your life
Stole your house, your crops, your fields, turned your comfort into strife Hope eroded day by day as you stared at the cloudless sky
Drop the farming for the bottle, trade your plow in for a knife
You played it right for all this time now you’ve lost everything
Labor’s for the helpless fools, you’ll take the things you need
So you hit the road after dusk to prey upon the weak
And wake one morn to find yourself a killer and a thief

You choose your first at random as he stumbles through the night
Bent and old and all alone you thought there’d be no fight
But he turns on you before you move and he cuts you with his blade
So you knock him down pounce on him and kill him in a rage
You feel his bones crack and break like the dirt beneath your feet
Slam your boot right on his mouth smashing all his teeth
Blood explodes from his face goes shooting all around
Wet and dark it gushes forth and soaks the once parched ground

Now it doesn’t take long for word to spread of you and your outlaw ways
It doesn’t take long for it to reach the ears of the sons of the man you’d slain
They track you down outside of town and then they lay in wait
They’ll come at you once you go out when the sun begins to fade
A knife is flashed in the dying light there’s terror in your eyes
A hand comes quick around your lips you couldn’t make a cry
Fast and mean they tear right in and slash a crooked smile
And leave your body for the coyotes, your bones left out to dry
Track Name: Days I Slept
My regrets- they are too many to name
There’s no one that I can blame
For days I slept and barely moved
The nights spent without you
All the times that I stayed home
Too terrified to call your phone
Dreams would come near then disappear
Where do they all go?

With some luck I’ll turn this around
Get my lost soul found
Break it up and save some days
Before they evaporate
Every gig I should’ve done
Every chord I could have strummed
Each song I made up and then forgot
Where do they all go?

Jesus, if you hear us
We need your forgiveness
Jesus if you’re not busy
Could you make me less lazy

There’s success I’ll never know
Despite the hope that I once showed
Each goal that I set and never met
Where does it all go?