True Friend

by Linda Worster

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $11 USD  or more

     

1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
don't go 03:14
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
5.
true friend 06:09
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
6.
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
7.
listening 05:46
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
8.
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
9.
lullaby 04:54
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

credits

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

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Linda Worster Massachusetts

Photo by Jane Feldman

contact / help

Contact Linda Worster

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like Linda Worster, you may also like: