Walk A Narrow Line

by Rod Graham

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An album that was written to go with by my book 'Walk A Narrow Line' {Because You Can.} an inspirational life story.

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released January 3, 2020

Written and recorded at 'One Button Studio' North Yorkshire, UK

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Rod Graham England, UK

The author has been a music teacher for more than forty years, whilst also working as a professional musician. He has performed solo and with many different bands as well as sharing a stage with quite a few well-known artistes.

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Track Name: Because You Can
I walk a narrow line,
try to get it right,
though right and me can disagree, I must say,
I kick my way through life,
after all it's how you came into this world,
alright and then if you wanna know the reason
it's in your hand,
it's because you can,
it's just because you can.
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I'm giving from myself,
leave some laughter in the air,
kiss those lips if they are wet with tears
whatever it takes to fill the years,
I had some luck because I'm able
hear I go again and amen
if you wanna know the reason
it's in your hand,
it's because you can,
it's just because you can.
and when sometimes I seem
to be sailing close to the wind
she's so near to me
makes it hard to see
I might be chasing a dream
but I'll never give in.
Go walk a narrow line,
try to get it right,
though right and you can disagree,
I must say, go kick your way through life,
after all you know It's how you came into this world
and then
if you wanna know the reason it's in your hand
it's because you can
it's just because you can
Believe in yourself
it's just because you can.
Track Name: A Word Called Hope
I'm not saying you must have trouble in your life to be a wise man,
although I know it helps to learn a lesson well
and I'm not hinting at any excuses for a failure,
some mistakes are there for making you can just tell.
It's like falling in love with a cold heart
and she's avoiding you all the time,
or going to a cash dispenser,
when you know you haven't got a dime.
and I'm not saying you should be looking for a way to bond with others,
oh! well I guess that needn't ever bother me,
I won't suggest you feel the same you've got your conscience,
some best efforts are bound to fail you can just see.
It's like falling in love with a cold heart
and she's avoiding you all the time,
or going to a cash dispenser,
when you know you haven't got a dime.
Oh! I'm falling in love with a wild heart,
she doesn't even know I exist,
I'm chasing a rainbow on a landscape,
there can be nothing more foolish than this.
I'm not saying you must have trouble in your life to be a wise man,
although I know it helps to learn a lesson well,
I know sometimes your dreams are bound to end in failure,
that's why we have a word called hope you can just tell.
Track Name: Rosalyn
The girl with long blonde hair was taller than me,
she seemed to know what she wanted to be
an independent girl so cold to the bone
who could take or leave my love alone
oh! Rosalyn, was your heart made of stone.
A young bot falls in love for the very first time
he don't know how to show her
he don't know how to speak his mind
and she's so wise you think she'd let him know
it's only natural let the river flow
oh! Rosalyn, show me which way to go.
I'd say, say, say it to her but I don't know how
to make her understand the way I feel right now
it's not just an impulse, it's deeper than that
it's like the call of nature as a matter of fact.
I can't help myself she's got a magnetic pull
I feel myself stammering I feel like a fool.
We'd stand in silence Rosalyn and me
beneath the trees and every day
I'd fall in love some more
found what I was looking for
my heart was lost I swear I couldn't see.
A young boy want's to show her all he can be
it never turned out right though I tried endlessly
still you can watch it die
or you can say goodbye
be on your way
he who loves and runs will love another day.
Where are you now Rosalyn
how many of your dreams have been broken
have you found how things are meant to be
between two hearts in harmony
can you love with the warmth of a woman.
Track Name: Turn On Your Light
Turn on your light let me know what you're knowing,
light up the road let me see where I'm going,
share out some wisdom to a river that's flowing,
Oh! I need some help there'e a hurricane blowing
and if I spoil my home would you be disenchanted
see me try all the while, see me fall,
with the eyes of a child seems we know almost nothing,
how can we see? How can we see?
Turn on your light, turn on, turn on your light.
When I came here and I started it was easy for me
I had these folks all around me saying what I should be
now they've gone and I'm not sure I believe what they said
most especially cause I've got other thoughts in my head,
Still I look and I think this could be a brilliant place
we could sweep it and clean it, put a smile on it's face,
but I must say I'm not sure how or where to begin,
there's so many people round here just a doing it in,
so I'm asking, I'm begging, see the word on my lip,
put some light on the subject then we'll all get a grip.
see me try all the while see me fall,
with the eyes of a child seems we know almost nothing,
How can we see? How can we see
turn on, turn on your light.
Just say the word cause I'm sure it's been missing.
Tie up my heart with a love that's fulfilling,
thought I could leave but it's a game that I'm still in,
I need some help I need somebody who's willing
and if I spoil my home would you be disenchanted,
see me try all the while see me fall
with the eyes of a child seems we know almost nothing,
how can we see? How can we see,
Turn on your light, turn on, turn on, your light.
Track Name: Spend Some Time
Spend some time with me find out whats mine,
I can't see you from end to end,
I know I need to spend some time with you,
spend some time with me
Hurt is nothing till it touches you
love is something that cuts you in two.
Spend some time come on look inside,
step in from my doorway I don't want to hide,
spend some time give in what's free
I need you to spend some time with me.
If I'm lonely that's not got to be,
while you're out there praying for someone like me.
Spend some time I'll be easy to please,
some folks can be distant but I'm not one of these,
Give you space, that's not what I need,
I need you to spend some time with me.
Track Name: Angel Breath On Me
I don't count myself a ladies man,
I find romance where ever I can,
I suppose I'm happy with my own company.
I walk tall you can look up to me,
I don't hide myself I'm what you see,
I wont pretend love is waiting on every street.
But I've been touched by an angel who
told me she could pull me through
if I close my eyes and let her breath on me.
She said I'd be saved from a lonely time
if I only take her hand in mine,
I could walk on water be anything I want to be,
Angel breath on me.
We make love it's like a thunder storm,
she knows how to keep my body warm,
I don't miss the cold that once shrouded me.
I've got interests in the after glow,
I don't know half of what I'd like to know,
I'm a slave to every word she says to me.
Chorus.
Take me to your alter,
help me find the key,
whisper words of wisdom
angel, breath on me.
Track Name: Child Of The Universe
Am I a child of the universe do you cry if I stumble and fall,
am I the end or the beginning of everything,
am I real or am I nothing at all?
Am I a child of the universe
do I walk in the light of your love
do my footsteps leave an echo of the life that I lead
has my path been decided from above?
or is the life that I'm living just a hollow place
where I can't find a reason to be
should I go day to day like an ant in a race
saying this makes no sense to me?
Am I a child of the universe is your head in your hands over me
do I behave in a way you would want me to
or am I just a wave on the sea??
Track Name: I Was Just Wondering
I was just wondering if I don't cry for you
I was just wondering who is gonna do
I was just thinking if I don't sigh for you
a silent prayer inside that could bring some comfort through
Chorus
oh I could face it in a shell
close the door as well
pretend it doesn't matter what I do or what I sell
but I know cause I've heard it in the air
it's whispered in the tree tops
without love it's just despair.
the word is love LUV spell it how you want
the word is love and you can find it in your heart.
I was just wondering is there something I can do
to decorate your day help to bring some sunshine through
I was just thinking how we face the world alone
what a shame if a tree of indifference is the only thing we've grown.
Chorus
and all these promises that we can never keep
if I turn around and find you gone
its enough to make me weep
I was just wondering
I was just wondering.
Track Name: She Did
We had been getting on oh so well,
I kissed her and stay with me I said,
I remember because she did, oh! yes she did.
I had been waiting, waiting, waiting forever
seemed a long, long time
for someone to make-a-me smile
oh! and she did, she did.
Chorus
Some days are fine when you don't need anyone
you've got your social feed and browsing
to waste your time help stop you feeling alone
but you know
if someone like her came int your life
yes you know you'd ask her to stay and she did
oh yes she did.
Verse
She was dubious about our role as parents
trust in me I said
I remember because she did, oh yes she did.
and then presented me with beautiful girls
I tell you nothing beats the way
she filled my life with loving she did
she did
Chorus
End verse
and so I love her unconditionally
I know that winning the lotto's not a habit with me
you've got to be lucky to meet someone who just raises the lid
and she did
oh! yes she did.
Track Name: Playing For Keeps
Caught in between the lines on my page
I can see that love has come of age.
Don't stop the music as it plays
let me hold these lines in my hand
Chorus
Let me play for keeps cause nothing else makes sense to me
let me play for keeps won't you give what was lent
I know it's a matter of time
but I'm playing for keeps as I read every line.
Verse.
Living my days as hard as I can
I can see that life is just a pantomime
sometimes we laugh,
sometimes we cry
but I'll never let the music go by