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Come Down To The Water

by Jamie Shea

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1.
The Raven 04:30
The Raven J. Shea It happened over by The Bluefish dam You had the feeling something wasn’t right A rustling of silk and a dry, grating craw The darkness tried to overtake the light It’s the same old struggle over power No one likes to be left in the dark You can’t fight what you can’t even see Nobody escapes without a mark The sky couldn’t breathe When the raven touched the wire All the angels fell asleep So he set the night on fire You’re a trickster, sometimes you’re a thief Legend says one time you stole the sun You travel with the grey wolf, scattering your seeds But what you did tonight can’t be undone The sky couldn’t breathe When the raven touched the wire All the angels fell asleep So he set the night on fire You stole the power, you went too far You set the fire, you stole the stars The sky couldn’t breathe When the raven touched the wire All the angels fell asleep So he set the night on fire
2.
That’s What I Would Do J. Shea Sleep less and dream more No more wondering what I’m waiting for Choose my words more carefully In the places where I want to be Find the children, give them wings So they won’t be so attached to things Speak my heart more than my mind Never worry, never waste my time That’s what I would do….. Do all the things that I need to do Make you feel like I’m there for you Share my secrets, set them free I would never make you wait for me That’s what I would do….. I would watch you while you sleep One more time before I go Pray to the Lord above that He would let me be The guardian angel of your soul That’s what I would do…..
3.
Come Down To The Water J.Shea When it’s all too much, when it’s not enough When I don’t know what it is or how it all adds up When I get too high, or when I’m coming down When I need a little space to chase my thoughts around I come down to the water to lose myself Come down to the water to find me Something ‘bout the water makes me feel alright Feels like you’re sitting beside me When it’s too loud to hear, when it’s too dark to see When I’m on the edge of someplace I don’t want to be When I’m seeing red and my mood is black When the blues get me so far down I can’t claw my way back I come down to the water to lose myself Come down to the water to find me Something ‘bout the water makes me feel alright Feels like you’re sitting beside me I could tell you anything, summer, fall, winter, spring I like the way you help me think things through I can count on you to be there when I’m feeling like I’m nowhere Nobody understands me like you do I come down to the water to lose myself Come down to the water to find me Something ‘bout the water makes me feel alright Feels like you’re sitting beside me And I like it when you’re sitting beside me
4.
Broken 03:41
Broken J.Shea Couldnʼt sleep, youʼd stay with me Beside my bed, youʼd pray for me I could count on you to play the part But I would always step on cracks Was it me that broke your back? Everything was broken but your heart When I went to see you I wished that I could free you I had no idea where to start Too young to understand Things were getting out of hand Everything was broken but your heart You were always there for me You did your best to care for me Like caring was a special form of art Now Iʼm here but you have passed Itʼs hard to make the good things last Everything gets broken but your heart I finally wrote a song for you. Guess itʼs kind of overdue. But I wrote it down and made a proper chart. I know that you can hear it. I can feel your spirit Everything is broken but your heart.
5.
Empty Feeling J.Shea Empty body, empty mind Empty thoughts youʼd like to leave behind Empty plate, empty bowl Empty feeling deep inside your soul Empty road, empty car Empty people wait outside the empty bar Empty bottle, empty glass Empty feeling makes the morning come too fast Empty love, empty heart Empty promises keeping you apart Empty room, empty bed Empty feeling thinking ʻbout the things you said Empty sidewalk, empty street Empty alley where the lonely people meet Empty wallet, empty score Empty feeling keeps you coming back for more
6.
Mercy Of The Wind J. Shea You think you’re in control, mercy of the wind Hold on to your soul, mercy of the wind From the day you’re born, mercy of the wind You’ll be tossed and torn, mercy of the wind Mercy of the wind, mercy of the wind Young ones and the old ones at the mercy of the wind Everything you do mercy of the wind If you win or lose, mercy of the wind Will you be alone? mercy of the wind Will you find a home? mercy of the wind Mercy of the wind, mercy of the wind Rich ones and the poor ones at the mercy of the wind In the day to day, mercy of the wind Everything you say, mercy of the wind When it’s time to go, mercy of the wind You’re ashes will be thrown, mercy of the wind Mercy of the wind, mercy of the wind Living and the dead at the mercy of the wind Mercy of the wind, mercy of the wind Bring us all together at the mercy of the wind
7.
The Sky Is Dark J. Shea Drifting wood, skipping stones On the lake, out all alone There’s no need for you to roam Come to shore and find a home Gather tired, weathered wood The kind that makes a fire good Light it so it’s understood Tend it like a body should Chorus The sky is dark, the fire light They dance together, black and white They hold each other much too tight ‘Till the song is over, like the night In the mirror of the lake I can see the moves you make There’s only so much I can take ‘Till my campfire heart begins to ache Chorus Flames are rising with the dew All the stars are moving too When the sky returns to blue Will I wake up next to you?
8.
Home 04:25
Home J.Shea I had to get moving, so much to do I should have waited until it was through I had the answers, I had control But not over nature, she swallowed me whole With nowhere to turn to and no place to go Iʼll rest for a while under blankets of snow I love you, Louisa, we might not come back. I canʼt stop the wind getting in through the cracks Home, home Whatever it takes, itʼs time to go home Home, home I made a mistake and itʼs time to go home Holding each other, lost in the snow If this is my time, Iʼm not ready to go I love you son, this could be it I love you dad, so Iʼm not going to quit Home, home Your mother is waiting, itʼs time to go home Home, home I canʼt stop shaking, Itʼs time to go home Is there anyone out there, is anyone near? My body is colder than my frozen tears Iʼm learning a lesson out here in the snow Live every moment until you let go Home, home. Someone remind us, itʼs time to go home Home, home. Somebody find us, itʼs time to go home Someone remind us it’s time to go home
9.
The Minister Of Loneliness J.Shea I’m beside myself, but I’m not here My thoughts are with me I’m lost in a crowd but I’m alone No place I have to be I haven’t talked to friends or family It’s been a coupla weeks Conversations go on in my head I don’t need to speak Chorus But the Minister of Loneliness Is nowhere to be found The Minister of Loneliness skipped town In my loneliness I’m not alone So many feel it too I think that there ought to be a law I don’t know what to do Chorus They say she’s gone out looking for songs To start the healing If it breaks all my bones I’ll write my own A song with some feeling Chorus
10.
Think Again 04:42
Think Again J. Shea Think of beauty, think of truth Think of things that have no proof, Think about your future, think about your youth Think in rhyme and think in prose Think of breathing through your nose Think about the highs and think about the lows Chorus Think again, think again Think it over now and then Think again, think again It’s so easy to pretend Think of how we used to be Think of you, think of me Think of dissonance and think of harmony Think about the world today All the things that people say Think it through and you can think it all away Chorus In the corners of your mind You’ll never know what thoughts you’ll find Entertain them and you’ll see Sometimes it’s best to let them be
11.
Never Been Better J. Shea I’ve never been better, that’s the truth I’m happier now than I was in my youth I wouldn’t have it any other way I’ve never been better, that’s no lie If you have doubts take a look in my eyes My secret? I just close my eyes and play Just play. Making music is the life for me I’ll call the tune, you can call the key I’ve never been better, that’s my jam My philosophy has made me who I am I’m in love with every single day

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My debut album of original songs inspired by powerful stories and personal experiences was released and performed at The Casbah in Hamilton, ON to celebrate my 50th birthday.

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released December 18, 2018

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Jamie Shea Hamilton, Ontario

Jamie Shea writes songs that need to be written. His listeners immediately relate to his well crafted melodies and lyrics that vibrate in sympathy with shared human experience. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Shea is proud and honoured to be part of the city's rich musical tradition. ... more

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