True Friend

by Linda Worster

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released May 20, 2012

Linda Worster: vocals and guitars
Reed Butler: bass
Eugene Friesen: cello

recorded by John Dearie

cover art: Blake Maloof
cover design: Joe Mondello

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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: your presence
YOUR PRESENCE

through my fears and my darkness
through the years and the pain
through the burdens I have carried
your Presence, Your sweet Presence has never varied

through my tears and my hatred
through my despair and my gain
through the ice, through the flame
Your Presence, Your sweet Presence is still the same

You’re the oldest and dearest of friends
Your love for me has no end
and You embody the truth as I see it
when I feel You in my heart, then I can Be it
Jesus… sweet Jesus…. I love you and I am not ashamed
Jesus… my friend, Jesus… I know you are not to blame
for the horrors that are done in Your Name

through my searches and failures
through letting go and holding on
through the dark, through the light
Your Presence, Your sweet Presence gives me sight

You’re the oldest and dearest of friends
Your love for me has no end
it’s You I honor in each and in all places
Krishna, Buddha, Kwan Yin… Spirit has many faces
Jesus… sweet Jesus…. I love you and I am not ashamed
Jesus… my friend, Jesus… You are not to blame
for the horrors that are done in Your Name

Jesus… sweet Jesus…. I love you and I am not ashamed


c Linda Worster 1995
Track Name: years in the making
YEARS IN THE MAKING


is this too many times to have loved and lost
and what is the point, anyway?
is the caring worth the cost
and where will I find the strength to pay?

questions… years in the making…
balancing life’s giving and life’s taking…
joy and pain… birth and death…
fear and love… stillness and breath

is this too many times to be sunk in despair?
too weary to make another dive
am I drowning or coming up for air
as I watch friends dying and devils thrive

questions… years in the making…
balancing life’s giving and life’s taking…
black and white… youth and age…
dark and light… stillness and rage…

when I reach the end of my life on this earth,
I hope to find life is enough
and it’s another beginning and it’s worth
the struggle between the exalted and the rough

questions… years in the making…
balancing life’s giving and life’s taking…
joy and pain… birth and death…
fear and love… stillness and breath


c LindaWorster 2002
Track Name: don't go
DON’T GO

I’ve got tears on my guitar crying over you
I’m numb to the bone I can’t feel what to do
when I think of losing you sometimes I want to die
when I feel this heartache all I do is cry

don’t go… don’t leave me all alone in this cruel place
please, don’t go don’t leave me without the sight of your sweet face

tears burn my eyes rage chokes my voice
fear steals my strength I’m blinded to my choice
helplessly, I’m holding on still, I cannot see
I can’t recall the faithful one I used to be

I’m crying…. don’t go… don’t leave me
all alone in this wicked world
please, don’t go how could you leave your baby…. your girl
I’m your girl



c Linda Worster 2001
Track Name: true friend
TRUE FRIEND

how am I still breathing when you have stopped?
when we are still so connected at the heart
how is the world still spinning without you here?
there’s an empty place without you, my dear

how can this be so when I feel us both still in that love?
I’m so sad to think that I will never hold you or be held by you again
and I’m feeling that loss… I grieve the passing of a true friend

did I tell you enough how much I love you?
did I tell you enough how beautiful you are?
I see your face in my mind so many times and ways
I can hear your voice and the pictures replay

death may be the grand illusion… just part of the show
and you haven’t gone anywhere… I know
still I’m taking this time to feel this finality
part of my life, forever has ceased to be

how can this be? so I still believe in love
I’m just sad to think that I will never hold you or be held by you again
and I’m feeling that loss…I grieve the passing of a true friend

did I tell you enough how much I love you?
did I tell you enough how beautiful you are?
I see you now in my dreams, though the times are few
but in my mind’s eye, I can always find you

but how am I still breathing when you have stopped?

c Linda Worster 1997
Track Name: i can let it go
I CAN LET IT GO

when darkness seems too much to bear
when fear tries to tell me not to care
loneliness keeps me crying in the night
when fog in my mind obscures the light…

when terror takes my will and I can’t breathe
and in the depths, the feelings churn and seethe
humanity keeps me crying in the night
I can’t stand to see myself in flight

I can let it go
and I will let it go
when I just feel my pain, it tells me what I need to know
then… I can let it go…

when losses hit too soon again
and in my shock, I cling to what has been
the dark night tries to take away my soul
I fight for illusions… for control…

I can let it go
and I will let it go
when I just feel my pain, it tells me what I need to know
then… I can let it go…




c Linda Worster 2001
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: another day without you
ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT YOU

the telephone is ringing but I know it isn’t you
I’m choking on finality, I can’t believe it’s true
these endless tears bring no relief
words of wisdom barely reach this grief

I trust the talk of Spirit but it’s cold comfort there
when I want your arms around me and the smell of your hair
to hear you laugh… to touch your face
nobody ever will take your place

I will never hear your voice again
we will never live the life that might have been
and now I only pray to make it through
another day without you

I know that there is only the One and we are merely parts
and that everyone we love, lives in our hearts
there’s no regret…. what a time we had………
they say every thing is perfect so why am I so sad?

I will never hear your voice again
we will never live the life that might have been
and now I only pray to make it through
another day without you

c Linda Worster 2001
Track Name: lullaby
LULLABY

good night, my little one… lay down your head
I will be near to watch over your bed
nothing can harm you for I will be near
and I will protect you from all that you fear

dream of a wonderful garden for walking
flowers can sing and the animals are talking
let your imaginings go flying
there are miracles now… no need for crying

sleep well , my sweet one… breathe in the light
angels around you stand all through the night
you can rest safely now… you’re where you belong
the monsters will run when I sing this song

dream of a wonderful garden for walking
flowers can sing and the animals are talking
let your imaginings go flying
there are miracles now… no need for crying


c Linda Worster 1995