Thursday, September 6, 2018

TREASURE


If you’re walking down the road
Underneath a heavy load
Don’t you worry, there’s a treasure for you here
If you feel you can’t go on
And your heart’s a setting sun
Don’t be troubled, treasure for you here

In your mind you’re waiting for connection
But you can’t see no mansion on the hill
Be careful that you never lose direction
There will always be a candle on the sill

If you wander through the years
And your eyes are full of tears
Don’t you worry, there’s a treasure for you here
If you stumble and you fall
Afraid to lose it all
Don’t be troubled, there’s treasure for you here

In your mind you’re waiting for connection
But you can’t see no mansion on the hill
Be careful that you never lose direction
There will always be a candle on the sill

There will be blue skies when we meet
You’ll be swept right off you feet
Come on darling, treasure for us here
Come on darling, there’s treasure for us here

© 2018 Chris LeRoy
Published by New West Crash Music /ASCAP

TROUBLE NO MORE


I was born on high
Big house on a hill
Lands of opportunity
Pockets overfilled
I might be coming down
Where frozen air hangs still
Living here without you
So much worse than morning chill

If I could change direction
Of the sea to the shore
Or had the strength to open up my door
Trouble no more
I'd be in trouble no more
If you could find me Jesus
We’d have trouble no more 

Walking high and proud
Trying to walk so tall
In the face of bigger things
A lie can feel so small
Comes a voice so near
Calling one and all 
Cause higher up the mountain  
We know it's further down to fall

If we could change direction
Of the sea to the shore
Or have the strength to open up that door
Trouble no more
We want trouble no more
If you could find us Jesus
We’d have trouble no more

We could fall this morning
A white house on a hill or
Cardboard houses bound together
Streetlights frozen still
Catch us coming down
We're better than our will
Darkest is the closing hour
Before a life fulfilled

Cause we can't change direction
Of the sea or the shore
Or have the strength to open up that door
Trouble no more
We want trouble no more
If you can find us Jesus
We want trouble no more
Trouble no more
Were finding trouble no more
You finally found us Jesus
We got trouble no more

© 2018 Chris LeRoy
Published by New West Crash Music /ASCAP

FAT OF THE LAND



Sitting in an open field
Clouds rolling over the sun
Paper says it's no big deal
Plenty nuff for everyone
But I don't think I'm dreaming
We're going down from where I stand
People getting hungry
Gazing on the fat of the land
But it ain't no miscommunication
From either side
And there ain't no simple place to hide
This is not California
It ain't even Alabam
People getting hungry
Gazing at the fat of the land

I was born down the road
Looking for a place to stand
Looking for a home I own
Papers say I’m not in the plan
But I don't think I'm dreaming
Just looking for a helping hand
People getting hungry
Gazing on the fat of the land
But it ain't no miscommunication
From other sides
And there ain't no simple place to hide
This is not California
It ain't even Alabam
People getting hungry
Gazing at the fat of the land

Sitting in the setting sun
Feeling like a heavy load
Is this all what we began?
Is this all that we can hold?
No I don't think I'm dreaming
We're going down from where I stand
People getting hungry
Gazing on the fat of the land
This is not no miscommunication
From either side
And there ain't no simple place to hide
This is not California
It ain't even Alabam
People getting hungry
Gazing at the fat of the land
I know it…
There’s people getting hungry
Gazing at the fat of the land

© 2018 Chris LeRoy
Published by New West Crash Music /ASCAP

TRUE


He was always on the outside
Of whatever side there was
Then an angel from the sky
Bent to kiss his eyes
Roll it away
Roll it away
Roll it away
Roll it away
Cause its true
True
And it's true
So true

Said they read it in the papers
Said they scrawled it on the wall
In this persecuted times
An angel from on high
Roll it away
Roll it away
Roll it away
Roll it away
Because its true
True
And it's true
So true

So our lives are filled with darkness
Only darkness fills the sky
Then an angel from a star
Comes to where we are
Roll it away
Roll it away
Roll it away
Roll it away
Because its true
True
And it's true
All  true

© 2018 Chris LeRoy
Published by New West Crash Music /ASCAP

DREAMING


You say you hear the breaking
of a thousand hearts
Well I can hear a thousand beating
On their mark
Am I dreaming? Yes I’m dreaming
And that’s a start

You say you hear the mountains
Coming tumbling down
I can hear the rhythm
of this solid ground
Am I dreaming? Yes I’m dreaming
And that’s a start

Sunday morning
You might wake up on your own
Close your eyes
You’re not alone
 
Say you hear the shouting
Of a thousand lies
I can hear a gentle voice
From deep inside
Am I dreaming?
Yes I’m dreaming
And that’s a start  

And though the skies will darken
Like the English rain
In our hearts
That sun is gonna rise again
Am I dreaming?
Yes I’m dreaming...
Are we dreaming?
Yes we’re dreaming
Are we dreaming? 
Keep on dreaming
And that’s the start

© 2018 Chris LeRoy
Published by New West Crash Music /ASCAP

BLESSED



Walking up the mountainside
Multitudes against the sky
Want to hear the how and why?
Blessed are the poor at heart
Down before the very start
When they knock the gates will part

Sad songs - Always lived in
Sad songs - Always lived in
Sad songs (So how can you live there?)
We get along

Blessed are the ones who cry
Living on for those who die
Want to hear the how and why?
Blessed are the chosen ones
They don’t have to wait so long
Blessed are the chosen songs

CHORUS

Blessed are the tortured souls
The timid and the merciful
They can bear a heavy load
Blessed is this salted earth
Blessed those that know its worth
We’ve been lighting up the world

Sad songs - Always lived in
Sad songs - Always lived in
Sad songs ( And how can you live there?)
We get along

Blessed are the chosen ones….

© 2018 Chris LeRoy
Published by New West Crash Music /ASCAP

FIND A RIVER



Hand me down
Hand me down
Hand me down
My broken crown
See the mighty stumble
Lo they fall
Broken down
I’m broken down
Catch me ‘fore I hit the ground
Lord, we tumble
How the high come tumbling down
And I find a river
And I find a river
To you  

Held me down  
They held me down
Took what i had
And turned around
See the mighty stumble
Lo they fall
Held me down
They held me down
Catch me ‘fore I hit the ground…
Oh we tumble
How we all come tumbling down
And I find a river
And I find a river
To you  

Help me down
Help me down
Help me keep this broken crown
See the mighty stumble
As they fall
Turn me round
Turn me round
Sorry doesn’t make a sound
I can see the trouble coming down 
Oh we tumble
How the high come tumbling down

And I’ll find a river
Yes I’ll ind a river
And I’ll find a river
To you 

© 2018 Chris LeRoy
Published by New West Crash Music /ASCAP