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by James Tristan Redding

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released September 12, 1912

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James Tristan Redding Nashville, Tennessee

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based out of Nashville, Tennessee.

His catalog of over 300 titles includes collaborations with hit songwriter Mark Narmore, Midwest CMA nominee Graham Bramblett and multiple other artists internationally from England to Australia.

Redding's songs have landed cuts by numerous recording artists including Dan Whitehouse, Emma Gale, and David Easterling.
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Track Name: James Tristan Redding - July in Indiana (November 2007)
Holly, I love how your lipstick shines
I think your karma has a color
I wish we had met in the Baltimore harbor
Chesapeake Bay was brilliant at night

Hot and humid like insult to injury
No more snow beneath my fingers
Chill me out and remind me to relax
The southern sun on my shoulders

It’s time I called you up and said, “I’m sorry”
It’s time you called me back and said, “Don’t worry”

Now Christen held the spotlight
And Oliver tried to hold his liquor
Just long enough to help me remember
This is how October feels

Another seasonal surrender coming closer
Frozen fallout under the streetlights
The longest, coldest nights and my friend
A white wind on my rosy cheeks

It’s time I called you up and said, “I’m sorry”
It’s time you called me back and said, “Don’t worry”

Sure enough with the evening clouds
Uneasy guts and uncertain glances
Gary unspun my spinning head
I miss all the kentucky rain

I remember this one July in Indiana
Christmas lights from a theater ceiling
Gaudy green tomatoes on a plastic string
To rival the jukebox dancers
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Combination To My Heart (May 2015)
Where do I begin? Honey how did you
When you looked at me how’d you see right through
Through my loudest notes and my biggest smile
How’d you know that underneath it all I was just a child

And I just want love, and I’ll give it back
And I got so much that I want to tell you, Jack
It’s been locked away, all I have to share
What a grand surprise that you arrived and found me there

We learn to guard against the scars
As if we’re betting both our futures on the cards
But I called today to say thank the stars
That you figured out the combination to my heart

So I opened up a little slow at first
And then the words came pouring out unrehearsed
Everything I feel, all my questions too
I just can’t believe how good it feels to be with you

Maybe this is why baby from the start
So many winding roads we traveled were so hard
But we made it here and today is ours
And you can keep the combination to my heart

I know it’s still a little scary and we can’t see up ahead
But if you let me I will carry all the heavy stuff instead
And we’ll drive off in the distance from sunrise to sunset
We can paint the sky together like a pair of silhouettes
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - I'll Still Love You (December 2002)
Onto the page trickles a single tear drop
Into a heart rushes an ounce of blood
Out of the west whispers a breath so faintly
Over the clouds rushes a hush at dusk

In a spring sky on a shooting star
Under a blue moon’s fading light
One last token for a fairground ride
Hold this losing boy tonight, and she says,

“I’ll still love you if you have nothing but your broken heart left”
I’m getting older so I ask her to remind me every day
I’ll still love you if you have nothing but your broken heart left
So I say, “baby take my hand and lead me away”

Somehow we still come back to find each other
After the lies that we both told ourselves
Truly your trust is stronger than all my sadness
All of my heart is waiting for one more chance

In a spring sky on a shooting star
Under a blue moon’s fading light
One last token for a fairground ride
Hold this losing boy tonight, and she says,

“I’ll still love you if you have nothing but your broken heart left”
I’m getting older so I ask her to remind me every day
I’ll still love you if you have nothing but your broken heart left
So I say, “baby take my hand and lead me away”

Onto a page
Into a heart
Out of the west
Over the clouds
All of my heart
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Dance In The Sun (June 2015)
Sweet kisses up and down my neck
How good you are to me
We have only just begun to find
Our path between the trees

And it’s bittersweet my dear that we both were brought to tears
But by now the worst is over and it’s true
All the best is yet to come, we can both dance in the sun
For the beauty is in dancing here with you

Once I was only candle wax
Now I’m melting at your name
Sparks come to me through your embrace
Please always be my flame

And it’s bittersweet my dear that we both were brought to tears
But by now the worst is over and it’s true
All the best is yet to come, we can both dance in the sun
For the beauty is in dancing here with you

How many days, how many nights
Will I awake not by your side
However long we have to wait
I will be yours, I will create

Love with only my own two hands
Peace for the world we know
Hope in my heart for you my dear
Truth everywhere I go
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - I Dream Of You (April 2007)
When I woke up before the sunrise
It hit me quick that you were gone
You know that chain made out of silver
It holds your ring right by my heart

I know you left me to start over
And build a life with another man
Yeah I was angry, I was jealous
But heaven help me I miss you girl

So I dream of you trying on my clothes and writing in my All Stars
I dream of you packing up and heading north by the Midnight Sun
I dream of you driving all night long until you pass Chicago
Yeah I dream of you, steal a car and speed it right back to my arms
I am fading to a brand new shade of blue
I dream of you

I tried to treat you kind and patient
And not to envy or to boast
But love is like a broken record
A sacred silence in the rain

So I dream of you trying on my clothes and writing in my All Stars
I dream of you packing up and heading north by the Midnight Sun
I dream of you driving all night long until you pass Chicago
Yeah I dream of you, steal a car and speed it right back to my arms
I am fading to a brand new shade of blue
I dream of you

Now I don’t mind if you wake me
With a bottle in your hand
Just remember when you smile for me
You pick me up like broken glass
Track Name: Maria Catherine Callahan and James Tristan Redding - Hold That Thought (November 2018)
Happened again in the check out line
For a moment you crossed my mind
Like a movie playing in my head
Every word we ever said

Kept the ring and all the letters
Ten years on still can’t forget ‘em
If I’m livin’ in your head too
Let those days come back to you

Hold that thought when you think of me
Hang on tight to the memory
Right or wrong we both moved on
Even if the love ain’t gone

Wish I knew how to turn back time
One more night with your hand in mine
It’s bittersweet but I’m asking please
Hold that thought when you think of me
Hold that thought when you think of me

I still dig out that wedding dress
Put it on and I’m someone else
A girl whose humble heart was yours
She don’t live here anymore

We made plans and said forever
Every minute we spent together
A lifetime later I sure hope you
Remember those days too

Hear our song on the radio
And see your face everywhere I go
So many things that remind me of you
I hold that thought and I hope you do, too
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - I Like You (April 2015)
I like you, yes I do
From your head to your shoes
You make me lose all my blues
It’s such good news

I like you, who who who
Else could make my heart choose
To be amused by all the screws
That I’ve got loose

What were the chances that happenstance
Would have put us both on that bus
What were the odds of all the broads
That your dear mom helped us become

What I adore, mine and your
Feet entangled every angle
Jingle jangle, fingle fangle
Bingle bangle - these aren’t even words

But I like this, yiss oh yiss
To reminisce how on your lips
I find bliss with just one kiss
Or two, or three … hundred

What timing thought! Five months ago
It really hit me holy smokes
What crazy luck, hey babe let’s hold hands
Do you want to, ‘cuz I sure do

I’m certain I’m the luckiest boy in the world
You read me like a picture book
I can’t believe I get to be your friend
Not to mention I can touch your butt

I mean I’ll always make sure it’s okay
Because maybe sometimes, it’s not okay
I feel like there was a point I was trying to make
Was it something about your eyes?

I like us, yuss yuss yuss
Let’s discuss and make a fuss
For such a plus
We found thus

I like you, I do doo-doo-doo
Do you hope you like me too
Because I view
Me and you as the truth
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - I'm Not Surprised (December 2001)
It’s one thirty o’clock and I’m alone again
I can’t give you the world so I’m just a friend
Twelve hours ago I was falling hard
Now the rain that we missed is in my heart

I wanted to trust in you, I want to confide
I wanted to hold your hand and by happy tonight
I wanted to talk to you and look in your eyes
Then you look back and say you’re sorry, and I’m not surprised

You’re a beautiful girl with a beautiful soul
I’m just a boy who’s growing old
I don’t know the rules, I can’t play the games
But I still get weak when I hear your name

I wanted to trust in you, I want to confide
I wanted to hold your hand and by happy tonight
I wanted to talk to you and look in your eyes
Then you look back and say you’re sorry, and I’m not surprised

Grey sky all around and mist in the air
I almost smiled because I know you care
And I’m like a tarnished silver spoon at the bottom of a broken kitchen sink
I know I’m not shiny like the rest



- December 2001 -

(back)

It’s one thirty o’clock and I’m alone again
I can’t give you the world so I’m just a friend
Twelve hours ago I was falling hard
Now the rain that we missed is in my heart

I wanted to trust in you, I want to confide
I wanted to hold your hand and by happy tonight
I wanted to talk to you and look in your eyes
Then you look back and say you’re sorry, and I’m not surprised

You’re a beautiful girl with a beautiful soul
I’m just a boy who’s growing old
I don’t know the rules, I can’t play the games
But I still get weak when I hear your name

I wanted to trust in you, I want to confide
I wanted to hold your hand and by happy tonight
I wanted to talk to you and look in your eyes
Then you look back and say you’re sorry, and I’m not surprised

Grey sky all around and mist in the air
I almost smiled because I know you care
And I’m like a tarnished silver spoon at the bottom of a broken kitchen sink
I know I’m not shiny like the rest
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Just Like New (May 2015)
Memory is such a funny thing
When you used to fly but you forgot your wings
You and me are like the final piece
Of a puzzle I could never quite complete

So it’s bittersweet, it’s a shame I guess
That I hurt so bad because of you
But when the pain is gone I know you’ll still possess
The way to heal my heart and we’ll be just like new

Maybe when the sky is extra blue
It’s a warning sign about your point of view
When the clouds are gone it might be smart to find
Another ship to sail until the wind resigns

And now the rain is gone I think I’m supposed to act
Like when the sun came up I got my smile right back
It doesn’t work that way, I’m sure it never has
But can you make it just like new if I politely ask

Confession time, I’m not Superman
I got no special tricks just my own two hands
But when they’re holding yours everything is good
And all I want from you is to be understood

So baby come to me, show me that I’m yours
And take the pain away so I can just adore
The eyes with which you see the man you see in me
Who’s not alone tonight, he’s just like new baby
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Jacqueline (June 2015)
Not a single word now can quite identify
The colors and the contrast, the strange magnetic ties
Across an open valley between two human peaks
Whatever’s in the water, it’s exactly what I need Jacqueline

Before we knew what happened, right before our eyes
A blanket soft as summer had wrapped us up inside
The minutes and the hours were dancing through the days
We fell into the feeling of each other’s tight embrace Jacqueline

From ashes we make charcoal to place beauty on a page
Like the lightness in a feather that has never seen a cage
All around the world we travel with our baggage and our plans
Without warning one December the future just began Jacqueline

Had I known that I would find you, I damn well would have looked
So much closer to the coastline, I can’t believe the time it took
But it’s better late than never and it’s not so late I guess
Will you let me be your sunshine? I promise not to make mess Jacqueline

Now it doesn’t mean we’re perfect and it doesn’t mean we’re free
But if you and I are patient we can almost guarantee
Something better than we dreamed of, like we somehow have it all
We don’t choose the ones we fall for, but we can choose how to fall Jacqueline
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Choice (August 2001)
Autumn is time for change, spring is so far away
All of these colors fade and nothing is here to stay
Beautifully awkward form, the heat of a hand to hold
While it was once so warm fall has me feeling cold

If it’s my choice then I choose to say goodbye
Because the more we speak the less we understand
But it’s your voice that just won’t let me lie
Yes I love you but I just can’t take your hand

Summer we fell asleep watching the embers glow
Soon they’ll be buried deep in the December snow
Follow the auburn stain of leaves in the rain at dusk
Washing away the pain but I will remember us

If it’s my choice then I choose to say goodbye
Because the more we speak the less we understand
But it’s your voice that just won’t let me lie
Yes I love you but I just can’t take your hand

Gold doesn’t tarnish
Silver doesn’t rust
Diamonds shine at midnight
All except for us
Track Name: Devin Bousquet & James Tristan Redding - Leave The Rest (September 2018)
Upon the Blue Ridge Mountains there I take my stand
A rifle on my shoulder cherry blossom in my hand
You can’t put a price tag on another lesson learned
Or the sense of solace when you watch the embers burn

I shake the dust off as the sun begins to fade
And count my blessings just to live another day

Been ‘round in circles like a compass under ground
Turns out the simple life was just waiting to be found
I guess you could say it’s for the best
Take what you want and leave the rest

Seems like a life time since I left it all behind
The concrete shadows don’t look nothing like these pines
So many faces like the pages of a book
I left a piece of me with every step I took

I shake the dust off as the sun begins to fade
And count my blessings just to live another day

Been ‘round in circles like a compass under ground
Turns out the simple life was just waiting to be found
I guess you could say it’s for the best
Take what you want and leave the rest

Don’t miss the dirty streets or crazy crowded bars
Trade all those memories for this canopy of stars
I had all these questions a long, long time ago
But maybe I don’t need to know
Track Name: Kyle Walz and James Tristan Redding - Less Beautiful (July 2018)
Mashed up clam shells everywhere
A hundred miles of silver sand
Staring out into the blue
Feel the texture where I stand

Coastal water clear and cool
The gulf surrounds me far and wide
A clear reflection of the sun
Let it keep me warm inside

Sometimes you walk into something
And it seems a certain way
But then you get to the heart of it
It’s ain’t less beautiful, it’s just how it is

Back home sand is hard to find
The city sun don’t feel the same
Summer sidewalk makes me miss
The way the ocean says my name

Sometimes you walk into something
And it seems a certain way
But then you get to the heart of it
It’s ain’t less beautiful, it’s just how it is

The concrete doesn’t feed my soul
You don’t need to look that deep to see
No matter where I am in the world
The shoals are waiting there for me
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Master Plan (May 2015)
So it’s nine o’clock on a Tuesday, I got no tonic, got no gin
My liver ain’t the problem my heart is slowly caving in
The moon is on the Hudson, I taste the salty air
I got all the time in the world now but I can’t get my feet to go nowhere

Guess I’m sort of alone here, I thought you might be in my arms
And all the fishes surround me, then the current starts to turn
Up above the earth there’s a couple spinning satellites
If I could only reach one maybe I could talk to you tonight

Gonna’ make a map of my brainwaves to show you what you do to me
And a bowl of cream of mushroom because the kitchen’s finally clean
Just got back from a place where I think I spent a real long time
All along I wanted something, turns out that thing was undefined

How do you climb a mountain if your limbs are made of sand
I just want you to hold me as if you have some master plan
Because you’re my slice of pizza, you’re the penny made of steel
I propose to spend my next 50 years just trying to tell you how I feel
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Motionless At Last (April 2004)
Your heart was made to break
You’ve never been this wide awake
You’ve never had so much at stake, it’s not a game

So when you figure out what kind of boys
You dream about, you’ll find the choice is yours
Make up your mind, don’t be afraid

My eyes are on the road
I’m cutting ties and now I know
That when she lies it’s just a code I’m gonna’ crack

These lines are slowing down
She’s feeling fine inside a frown
I need a sign straight out of town, no looking back

Can she save herself this time
Can she save herself at all

On a rooftop freezing cold
After midnight’s comes and goes
All alone except the moon and what you owe

After hours half a glass
Skyline motionless at last
Slow and peaceful, halfway dead but on the road

Can she save herself this time
Can she save herself at all

Tie me down, tie me down
I need to catch my breath and then
Somehow get back on my own feet again

Lie me down, lie me down
Can’t believe I’m still this bad
About losing things I never even had

Find some meaning in the days
To come, a reason still to wake
Running wild along a home made way that isn’t always safe
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - My Town (July 2000)
Head to toe he wears his cotton black
All alone he walks on down the track
In his mind the self reflection spins
Try his nerves and he’ll feel all your sins

Look to the skies dear, we’re not the same
Look in my eyes dear, that’s not my name
You think that you know me, yeah you’ve seen me around
But I’m older than you are, and this ain’t my town

Been away and missed the summer heat
Now he’s back to walk the winter street
Enemies and friends alike surprised
He returned a different kind of guise

Look to the skies dear, we’re not the same
Look in my eyes dear, that’s not my name
You think that you know me, yeah you’ve seen me around
But I’m older than you are, and this ain’t my town

Every night the streetlight shadows dance
In his mind the trick: intrinsic chance
Been away and missed the summer dreams
Has his own, a drink from summer streams
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Letter And A Picture (June 2003)
Counting time I can walk around this world
Counting lines I can write about one girl
Counting fears that I couldn’t help but keep
Counting sheep as I try to fall asleep

A letter and a picture are all I ask
A prayer and a phone call in return
It’s only getting harder to find the time
I think I’m giving up on you

Far too much I’m afraid to open up
Far too long I have kept it all inside
Far too deep cutting when you criticize
Far away never could I find your hand

A letter and a picture are all I ask
A prayer and a phone call in return
It’s only getting harder to find the time
To think I’d given up on you

Losing sight of the dream I had last night
Picking fights with the lines that I could write
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - One More Day (August 2001)
Cold night in the middle of nowhere, cup of coffee in my hand
Just got off the phone with you, now I just don’t understand
Why fight like strangers making moves out on our own
Angry words drawing battle lines, together never felt so alone

I want to be forever beside you
Thought it feels like you’re a million miles away
I want to spend my life dying with you
Love will guide us through one more day

So I hop in my old car and I hit the road
Chicago’s not so far away, this love is such a heavy load
Racing to you at 80, to chase these dark clouds away
Writing love songs in my head, singing words I want to say

I want to be forever beside you
Thought it feels like you’re a million miles away
I want to spend my life dying with you
Love will guide us through one more day

Now I’m lying in your broken bed, a slice of heaven in this hell
Grew a little in our time apart, being with you I can tell
All these reasons for going back never mattered much to me
Time for us to put it all to rest, because this is perfect company

I want to be forever beside you
Thought it feels like you’re a million miles away
I want to spend my life dying with you
Love will guide us through one more day
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Opposite Day (January 2016)
The garbage man was kind enough to take
Aboard his diesel chugging steed
My best regrets to someplace I will never find
Buried deep, satisfaction guaranteed

If I were reading from a brilliant movie script
There is no way I’d ever make the cut
Our leading man must know exactly where he stands
No hesitation in his gut

Everyone from here to Bowling Green
Can feel the pressure coming down
But we all know it’s Opposite Day
And I sure don’t miss you now

From time to time I replay a scene or two
It’s black and white, and pretty faint
A word I wish I’d said, and many I wish I had not
These little cracks pervade the paint

Before and after I could taste you bittersweet
For nothing else could I have asked
My forward steps are slow, my building blocks are small
Westbound I will be free at last

Just because the sun came up
That don’t change my grand design
It’s a brisk and brittle Opposite Day
And you’re not on my mind

We can dance around the feelings
But it don’t erase the facts
Now the lights are low on Opposite Day
And I don’t want you back

Never mind the heavy silence
Ignore the reasons and the rhyme
I miss you least of all on Opposite Day
Well I guess that’s all the time
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Quite A Ride (March 2001)
When they saw the smoke coming through the trees
They came ‘cross the tracks, found us on our knees
Now they threatened fines and they threatened jail
But we spoke our minds and walked down the trail

It’s been quite a ride through ups and downs
Our muddy tracks are all around
It’s been quite a trip from side to side
Our bloody hands, an empty clip
It’s been quite a ride

When we tried to cut through the window wire
And the warehouse dogs smelled the morning fire
Well he cocked his twelve and he spoke up strong
When the pigs arrived we’d already gone

It’s been quite a ride through ups and downs
Our muddy tracks are all around
It’s been quite a trip from side to side
Our bloody hands, an empty clip
It’s been quite a ride

On a chilly day with a promise dark
On a pair of wheels past a city park
Through a pouring night and an evil dawn
Didn’t sleep a wink but we carried on

It’s been quite a ride through ups and downs
Our muddy tracks are all around
It’s been quite a trip from side to side
Our bloody hands, an empty clip
It’s been quite a ride

With a record scratched by too many days
On the side of the town where the outlaw stays
After guns and cuffs, after rain and snow
After wood and steel, after high and low
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Remind Me Not To Cry (March 2004)
The sun will never set on sadness and regret
Maybe grace will bless in her lacy dress
Explain misunderstood sad souls that never could
Find a place to rest

Help me be strong to sing you this song
Until you fall asleep

As the sun sets I won’t forget
The twinkle in your eyes
When the bough breaks and heaven shakes with a sigh
Remind me not to cry

Around the joker spins sarcastic evil grins
Can he lock me inside a cell of sin
Eight beads along a thread and everything you said
As a prayer begins

As the sun sets I won’t forget
The twinkle in your eyes
When the bough breaks and heaven shakes with a sigh
Remind me not to cry

When Starr and Maggie-Jo stood tall they didn’t know
What their words could do, how it pulled me through
Inspired another chance hold close another dance
Until our time is through
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Running Wild (May 2015)
This morning when I left your side
You looked like an angel to me
But all day it’s been on my mind
I gotta’ try harder to be

Just what you need and everything you like
In a human to have and to hold
Maybe with some luck and a whole lotta’ light
We can make something broken be whole

Like the way my heart feels when I look in your eyes
By the morning’s first dawn or the last fading light
You can sew up my soul with a quick simple smile
And I hope to do the same for you while you and I are running wild

I can only imagine the way you look around at the world
What a wonder, what a brilliant bouquet to a boy with love from a girl
Now we’re in a dream but it seems so real and when I wake to sing out the tune
I’ll say really all I need is everything I feel first thing in the morning with you

Like the way my heart feels when I look in your eyes
By the morning’s first dawn or the last fading light
You can sew up my soul with a quick simple smile
And I hope to do the same for you while you and I are running wild

You are like a rainfall way up in the clouds
Never even reaching the ground
I’m gonna’ save my dollars for a big hot air balloon
One day I’ll come up and never go back down

But until I’m flying I’ll practice on the earth
Like a baby bird in the nest
And I will come and find you when I can reach that high
So we can make this life be the best
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Your Friday Afternoon (April 2015)
Tonight it rained and I used your black umbrella
As I sang out loud all the words I wanna’ tell you
Walking north on Amsterdam retracing just how scared I am
That you might be leaving, I hope you’re not leaving

Because you’re full of so much light and so much color
Each time we touch there’s new ideas that I discover
So when we have a little time can we make it yours and mine
And if you’ll let me, I hope you’ll let me

Can I be your Friday afternoon? Your Saturday night
Let me be your Sunday morning too, we’ll make it sound just right
And then just when you think you know the tune
I wanna’ sing it a little sweeter
If you don’t mind let me be your Friday afternoon

In your deep brown eyes I finally feel forgiven
For all the times that I’ve been wrong, for all the words I haven’t written
Before the days all fade away I’ve got a couple things to say
I need a favor, please think this over

We both have many miles to walk until we let go
And sing the melody together ‘til it echoes
Through every morning, noon and night the notes are sweet and full of light
So if you’re smiling, please say you’re smiling

Let me be your Friday afternoon? Your Saturday night
Can I be your Sunday morning too, we’ll make it sound just right
And then just when you think you know the tune I wanna’ sing it a little sweeter
If you don’t mind let me be your Friday afternoon

You have the sweetest lips that I have ever kissed
And when you call my name I swear I can’t resist
It’s only Tuesday and I know we got 3 more days to go
But my heart is up on 113th tonight
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Your Soul Is A Million Souls (June 2015)
I wonder what would you do if I could rap for you
Tell me would you maybe like for me to reach for the mic
Because you’re teaching me about diversity
Not just a pigment of skin but how a soul can be

So many colors and shapes it’s like a carnival babe
I’m feeling just like a kid again behind my eyelids
There’s all these wonderful sights I wanna’ share all the light
Right back to you because I’m just a guest on your time

And so I’m going to learn how I can start taking turns
With you and taking the lead so you can take a back seat
But when you’re ready to drive I wanna’ slide to the side
Any direction you go is where I’m headed, you know

I don’t think I’ve ever known a girl so brave and so grown
So young and beautiful yes but watch her also profess
About the things she believes and what society needs
Her courage breaks down the walls I used to build I recall

Your soul is a million souls

A wonder just to behold the stories that she has told
The people out in the world who touched the life of this girl
Of every background and type with everything that she likes
Her heart is open to change and so I must rearrange

The things I used to be sure would never change anymore
A way I shut out the things I never ever could bring
Myself to let in my head and books that I never read
She even reads them to me I think it’s setting me free

Your soul is a million souls

And now as I write this rhyme she may be resting a time
In southern comfort so sweet she taps her foot to the beat
My future days are for her and I hope she understands
That all her lessons I learn will make me more of a man
Track Name: James Tristan Redding - Zinea (Upside Down) (May 2012)
I already miss you it hasn’t been long
Since I last kissed you the feeling is strong
I know I can’t see you tonight so I’ll sleep for awhile

When I lay beside you my heart is at home
The rest of the world seems to leave me alone
After all of the miles we both found a new reason to smile

Now my soul is a high as a mountain
Yeah I got my head in the clouds
But I swear to keep both of my feet planted firm on the ground

You’re the answer to all of the questions
I’ve always been too scared to ask
From the moment we met you’ve been turning my world upside down

Headed west on the rails with my only sunshine
The living is easy now it’s summer time
Let the broken down barns and the shattered old shacks paint the way

There’s a bird on my arm and she’ll never let go
Like the ones on your shoulders forever they’ll know
We can make it together through anything, we’ll fly away

Now my soul is a high as a mountain
Yeah I got my head in the clouds
But I swear to keep both of my feet planted firm on the ground

You’re the answer to all of the questions
I’ve always been too scared to ask
From the moment we met you’ve been turning my world upside down

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