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by Linda Worster

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released 07 September 2013

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Track Name: every now and then
EVERY NOW AND THEN

every now and then, a wave comes through
last night I dreamed of you
and in the light, I feel you still
I know I always will

but for a moment I will cry
again my heart will break, I’m asking why
because I miss you so much sometimes

every now and then, I hear you sing
and I feel the love that you bring
here in your voice, it’s you and me
I know it always will be

but for a moment I will cry
my heart will break, I’m asking why
because I miss you so much sometimes

you were a character in a book in my dream
your son told me where to look
and that in the big picture things aren’t what they seem

every now and then, you’re here so strong
but I cannot hold you for long
then you’re off to another place
it’s so strange I’ll never see your face

and for a moment I will cry
again my heart will break, I’m asking why
because I miss you so much sometimes


c Linda Worster 2006
Track Name: right here, right now
RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW

after all these years, I have found you.
now I know what I’ve been waiting for
after all these years, I hear the sound of your voice
and I recognize your face. I’m not waiting anymore

right here, right now, I will love you
right here, right now, we can begin
the time for yearning is over
right here, right now, we can win

after all this time, I can touch you
and smile into your heart, so real
after all this time, there’s so much to say
and now I know a way to tell you how I feel.

right here, right now, I will love you
right here, right now, we can begin
the time for yearning is over
right here, right now, we can win


after all these tears, I’m tasting laughter
darkness is spilling into light
after all these tears, I’m not wasting any time
here is some poetry that rhymes and feels so right

after all these years, no more fantasies
flesh and bone have needs to hold you
after all these years, I’m ready to move on
as I create this song, I am bold to say

right here, right now, I will love you
right here, right now, we can begin
the time for yearning is over
right here, right now, we both win

c Linda Worster 1991
Track Name: a ragged apology AKA "I'M SORRY"
A RAGGED APOLOGY

I’m sorry… I’m sorry, I did it again.
It’s my fault. Do you think we could still be friends?

I never said I was perfect. So why’re you getting mad at me?
I’m just as much of a loser as anybody else but I’m really not trying to be.
So just listen for a minute to what I’ve got to say and you’ll maybe get a different slant.
Cause when I get obnoxious, you can walk away from me but I can’t.

And I’m sorry… I’m sorry, I did it again.
It’s my fault. Do you think we could still be friends?

I know I wake up in the morning kind of ugly, but it goes away in a bit.
Don’t you know, I’m really a wonderful human being though I sometimes act like a twit.
And I know that you’re trying to love me. Well, I’m trying to love me too.
Oh darlin’ believe me, because I know it’s not the easiest thing to do.

And I’m sorry… I’m sorry, I did it again.
It’s my fault. Do you think we could still be friends?

c Linda Worster 1979
Track Name: everything here is alright
EVERYTHING HERE IS ALRIGHT


verse one:

I want this night to last forever

the smell of the flowers and your hand in mine

sun slipping slowly over the mountains

and me looking into your eyes


verse two:

I want this feeling always to linger

the quiet… colors of every hue

wandering peacefully into the nighttime

in paradise with you


chorus:

gold shades everywhere

there’s no time… no care…

in the world filled with heavenly light

everything here is alright


verse three:

midsummer evening

here is the always

your loving faces live in my heart

moments of beauty have brought us together

and nothing can take that apart


chorus:

gold shades everywhere

there’s no time… no care…

in the world filled with heavenly light

everything here is alright



c Linda Worster 2001
Track Name: the chance of a lifetime by Mitch Blake
CHANCE OF A LIFETIME

by Mitch Blake

when the chance of a lifetime comes your way, comes your way
when the love you have dreamed of appears
resist… but just gently, resist all your fears
when the love you have dreamed of appears

a star from the sky that was yours filled your dreams
but your prayers and your hopes went unanswered, it seems

for once in your life… take a chance… take a chance
your love stands before you revealed
your mind is unsure, but your heart knows the way
to follow the path once concealed

you dreamed of a star you could hold in your hands
now your wish has come true and before you love stands

when the chance of a lifetime comes your way, comes your way
when the love you have dreamed of appears
resist… but just gently, resist all your fears
when the love you have dreamed of appears

love, bright as a star and as full as the moon
now has opened your heart and like a flower, you bloom

when the chance of a lifetime comes your way
comes your way……..
Track Name: that's all AKA "JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE YOU"
THAT’S ALL
c Linda Worster 1978
I don’t care what it was you did.
It’s time you were unlocking all the feelings that you hid
Don’t be afraid of a you that will show
Just let it flow. Let it go

I don’t love you just because you’re nice to me
I don’t love you only when you smile
And I don’t love you just because of all the beautiful things that you do
I just love you
I just love you because you are you
That’s all. Just because you are you.

I know how it feels to be tired and confused
It’s living and dying
and you have to choose
And sometimes it seems like there’s no difference between the two

Oh but I don’t love you only when you’re not afraid
I don’t love you just because I should
And I don’t love you just because sometimes you make me feel so good
I just love you
I just love you because you are you
That’s all. Just because you are you.

It’s ok if we’re angry or hurt
But hanging on to those feelings only makes them worse
We could have loved ourselves and turned it to hate
But everyone has their share of mistakes

I don’t love you only when you’re right
I don’t hate you when you’re wrong
And I don’t love you only when you’re feeling strong… it’s true
I just love you
I just love you because you are you
That’s all. Just because you are you.
Track Name: different from the rest AKA "THE KITTY SONG"
DIFFERENT FROM THE REST

when you rub your fuzzy face on mine, it turns me inside out
you seem to think you’re the queen of the world and in my mind, there’s no doubt
even though it looks like there is no one home when I gaze into your eyes
you don’t fool me, I know you’re a somebody in a furry disguise

but I say, “you are my kitty and I am your human”
I always tell you, you’re the best
because I know that you expect to hear that you are
somehow different from the rest

“more food, more food, more food, more food” is your constant complaint
“can’t you see you’re starving me” you comment with little restraint
“more food, more food, more food, more food, more food, more food, more food, more food, it must be absolutely fresh”
you’ve got a figure like a barrel, still you’re rubbing out your request

because you are my kitty and I am your human
sometimes I wonder who’s really in control
I know you let me think I’m the one who calls the shots
as you’re herding me to your dinner bowl

in and out, in and out, you’re at the door one more time
in or out, out or in, you just can’t make up your mind

but I get the big payoff when you consent to sit on my lap
when you’re curled up- warm and fuzzy- taking yet another nap
the way you let me hold you- sometimes- as long as I don’t cling
the way you sit beside me when you like the way I sing

you are my kitty and I am your human
you’ve seen me at my worst and at my best
seems no matter what I do, you remain unimpressed..
but I know you think that somehow, I am different from the rest


c Linda Worster 1989
Track Name: too much thinking
TOO MUCH THINKING
by Linda Worster c 1982

I woke up this morning with a head full of rot
there wasn’t even half a space for any decent thought
so I chased myself around a while and I began to see
it’s trouble when you take yourself too seriously

too much thinking is bound to make you crazy
give you stomach trouble, make your vision hazy
won’t somebody tell me how to turn off this brain
the journey would be quiet and I’d get there just the same

so I went out to take a walk, you know.. really get it straight
Nature’s voice is getting lost in this endless debate
there’s choruses of demons… they begin to cheer
choirs of angels but they begin to sneer

chorus

I finally got it figured out, it turned itself around
I just stand and scratch my head as it turns me upside down
so I circled back the other way to get another point of view
with my maturity prevailing and nothing left to do
Track Name: listening
LISTENING

I did it again. I’m sorry, I interrupted.
you were telling me about you
I’m trying to listen but I get distracted
I’m hearing those voices saying they know what’s true… for you

and then I forget to hear you and you feel disrespected.
I think you think you know it all and I’m clinging to what I expected…

can we remember to love more?
it’s the only thing on this earth we are here for
can we remember who we were before?
can we remember to love more?

you did it again and now I must let go
of the idea that you always listen to me
we need forgiveness, I admit, I reacted
to what I was afraid of what I think you think you might see…..

and you feel whatever you feel
and we both feel lost and lonely
caught in this circle of fear and despair
saying over and over… “if only….”

can we remember to love more?
it’s the only thing on this earth we are here for
can we remember who we were before?
can we remember to love more?


I see where this goes
I see how we all have responsibility in this world
what do we choose to take in or exclude?
we all require air… love… light… water… and food…

and as one world together, we can turn from fear and greed
as one world, we listen to what everyone everywhere needs

can we remember to love more?
it’s the only thing on this earth we are here for
can we remember who we were before?
can we remember to love more?

c Linda Worster 1997
Track Name: heal my heart AKA "JESUS, MY BROTHER"
HEAL MY HEART

Jesus my brother, come, heal my heart.
There’s a peace missing, it’s falling apart.
And my life’s leaking out through the hole left behind-
leaving me empty, helpless and blind.

While I am empty, Lord fill me.
While I am blind teach me to see.
And while I am helpless come take my part.
Jesus my brother, heal my heart.

There’s a sea of emotion, I’m caught in a storm,
churning with feelings, tangled and torn.
My love built a ship. It was swept off and lost.
Now it lies broken twisted and tossed.

I am an ocean Lord, walk upon me.
Calm the waves of this pounding sea.
And when the sun rises we’ll be right at the start.
Jesus my brother, heal my heart.

Jesus, my brother, come to me now.
This wound needs to close Lord and I don’t know how.
My bandages fail me, they’re only pretend.
Illusions are torn before feelings can mend.

Breathe on me Jesus. I know you can heal it.
If pain is my teacher I’m ready to feel it.
And make of my pieces a work of your art.
Jesus my brother, heal my heart.

Heal my heart.


c Linda Worster 1978
Track Name: already free
ALREADY FREE

if you live this life long enough, you’re gonna lose again and again
people you love, all of your stuff… it’s only a matter of when
they say the pain is less when you can accept it… being here is joyful and sad
because all forms come and go as I am watching the show

I don’t mean to pain this picture so dark. simply I am trying to say what is real
and what I do know- right on the mark- not what I think or feel

I know it’s all gonna change… that’s it’s precious somehow…
that wherever I go, it’s always now…
I know the Spirit in you is the Spirit in me… and we are already free

if we live this life long enough, we’re gonna win again and again
what is our choice and what is our luck?
how can we be so wise and so stuck?

when we know
I know it’s all gonna change… that’s it’s precious somehow…
that wherever we go, it’s always now…
and the Spirit in you is also in me… and we are already free


c Linda Worster 2004
Track Name: one word AKA "BE STILL AND LISTEN"
ONE WORD (old lyrics)

Be still and listen
till only one voice can be heard
Be still and listen
to one song one word


Be touched and be healed
receive the light and the sound
Be touched and be healed
Feel your feet on the ground


and know that I love you…
and here in my heart you can rest
know that I love you…
whatever you think you have done, you’re still blessed.


Be still and listen
till only one voice can be heard
Be still and listen
to one song one word



C Linda Worster 1981
Track Name: one word (same song/new arrangement from BEING)
ONE WORD (new lyrics)


be still and listen till only one voice can be heard

be still and listen to one song… one word…


be touched and be healed… receive the light and the sound

be touched and be healed… feel your feet on the ground


and know that I love you…. here in my heart, you can rest

know that I love you… whatever you think you have done, you’re still blessed.


be still and listen till only one voice can be heard

be still and listen to one song… one word…



c Linda Worster 1981