ToeJam

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Pete would like to dedicate his work on the album to Misty and hopes this is just the beginning of a very long, happy partnership.

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released April 14, 2015

Misty Aleah--lyrics
Jen Carlson Midkiff--composer/harpist ("broken meditations")
Bill Roper--recording engineer ("broken meditations")
Pete Grubbs--everything else (music, mayhem, mixing, mastering, muttering and muddling about aimlessly)
Recorded, mixed and mastered at FoxTale Studio

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Track Name: maybe it's true
I feel the rain keep fallin' down
it makes a cold and lonely sound
maybe it's true
I miss you

-Seems like the stars won't shine for me
wish I could wish away misery
maybe it's true
I need you

Someday the rain might end
the sun might shine again
but tommorrow and today
I'm alone in the rain

I hear the rain keep pourin' down
wish that the sun would shine awhile
maybe it's true
I miss you
maybe it's true
I need you
maybe it's true
I love you
Track Name: (hear me sayin' that) I love you
when the mornin' sun comes shining through
I will open up my eyes and think of you

hear me sayin' that I love you
you gave me somthin' that I needed
thank the good Lord high above you
He gave me somethin' to believe in

take my hand now understand me
give me a smile I'll give you a dream
it's alright now we're together
for a little while for forever

when the mornin' sun comes shining through
I will open up my eyes and think of you

when the evenin' sun says day is through
I will close my eyes and think of you
Track Name: poverty
with tattered little bits of paper and lace
she covers up her sweet dirty face
hoping the world won't be able to see
she's living in poverty

I'm a little too old to believe such things
but if I had one wish I could keep
I'd wish away all of her loneliness
and tell her that she is blessed

I'd take her gently in my arms
I'd keep her safe and I’d keep her warm
I'd try to make her understand
the world is in her hands

she turns her head; she tries to hide
but I can see the tears that she cries
what a lonely place the world can be
living in poverty

life is filled with selfish ways
empty nights and rainy days
but it's up to me or so I've heard
to make life what it's worth

so I'll take her gently in my arms
I'll keep her safe I'll keep her warm
I'll try to make her understand
the world is in her hands..."

I see myself in a little girl’s eyes
I taste the salt from the tears that she cries.
If she’ll just take my hand, I can teach her to see
A life far from poverty
Track Name: a lover's lullaby
I see the stars reflecting in your eyes
while you lay here next to me
I feel the softness of your hand in mine
as I listen to you breathe

colors fade beneath the bright moonlight
I hear you whispering my name
I have never felt so satisfied
no other love could make me feel this way

and all I want and everything I need
has found it's way into my heart tonight
every dream that I could ever dream
has found its way into my heart tonight

my thoughts are lost within this peacefulness
I can only think of you
the warm embracing of togetherness
has all my wishes coming true

but I can see the possibilities
through the shadows of the night
love has never felt this real to me
love has never felt so right

and all I want and everything I need
has found it's way into my heart tonight
every dream that I could ever dream
has found it way into my heart tonight
Track Name: goodbye
tomorrow is a moment beyond today
i can feel its secrets and its pain
if I should turn around and run away
how could you say that i'm the one to blame?

seems nobody ever understands
the fragile heart in their uncaring hands
a heart can break despite a careful plan
to insure it never breaks again

so i will move on i will be fine
i've fallen now but soon i will fly
i will be strong and i will not cry
and i will never say goodbye
i will never say goodbye

tomorrow is a memory of yesterday
close your eyes and watch it fade away
if you should hear me calling out your name
i hope you find a smile you cant explain

guess i will never understand
the fragile world here in my hands
where i may be going and where I've been
where it all begins and where it ends

but i will move on i will be fine
I've fallen now but soon i will fly
i will be strong and I will not cry
and i will never say goodbye
Track Name: broken
I am broken, my heart is broken
since the day you went away
with the knowing the words I'd spoken
had no power to make you stay

once together now forever
I know nothing will be the same
I know never, never ever
will I see you smile again

I wish that somehow I could call out
come to me, I'll ease your pain
I feel the dark clouds cover me now
I feel the coldness of the rain

I am broken, my heart is broken
and my soul has lost it's way
the saddness showing the feeling growing
that I will miss you every day

I wish that somehow I could call out
come to me, I'll ease your pain
I feel the dark clouds cover me now
I feel the coldness of the rain
Track Name: standing in the rain
if time is made of moments why is this one standing still
I thought it would be over now I know it never will
if life is made of changes why does it stay the same
I don't mean to be complaining, I'm just tired of all this rain

you see me standing out here in the rain
I watch you turn your head and walk away
here I am feeling like a fool
standing in the rain waiting for you

if stars are made for wishing, why do they all burn out?
maybe I once believed it but now I have my doubts
if love is made for dreamers, and if it could be real
if you only have to mean it, why can't I make you feel?

you see me standing out here in the rain
I watch you turn your head and walk away
here I am feeling like a fool
standing in the rain waiting for you
Track Name: three little words
I thought about it for the longest time
the more I thought about it the more I smiled
remembering the look that you had in your eyes

when we stood beneath the stars above
and you spoke to me about a thing called love
and I knew I was never gonna get enough of us

I've tasted the tears for too long now
I've wasted the years believing somehow
that I didn't need you to whisper in my ear

so wait right there I'm on my way
I won't be late I've got somethin to say
about three little words I think you want to hear

I could walk around the world and come back home
just to realize that I'm still alone
and you are the one I can't get off my mind

I love you and I want you to know
the more I think about it the more it shows
and the only place I want to be is by your side

I've tasted the tears for too long now
I've wasted the years believing somehow
that I didn't need you to whisper in my ear

so wait right there I'm on my way
I won't be late I've got somethin to say
about three little words I think you want to hear
Track Name: don't want to play
remember when you took my hand
you stood with me against the wind
sweet little girl you winked at me
made my whole life a tragedy

now won't you please just go away
don't be knockin at my door
cause I don't wanna play
don't wanna play with you anymore
won't you please just go away
I know what you're lookin for
but I don't wanna play
with you anymore

can't you see what you have done
you left me standin all alone
you told a lie that I believed
you made me cry and laughed at me

can't you see what you have done
ou cut me right down to the bone
broke my heart and you ran away
made fun of me and you called me names

now won't you please just go away
don't be knockin at my door
cause I don't wanna play
don't wanna play with you anymore
won't you please just go away
I know what you're lookin for
but I don't wanna play
with you anymore
Track Name: nobody knows
tell me what it means
tell me how it feels
tell me how to dream
then tell me that it's real

take me to your heart
infiltrate my mind
tear my life apart
try to make me cry

but nobody ever knows
how to live alone
if love will come or go
nobody ever knows

take me by the hand
lead my soul away
do everything you can
to convince me it's okay

but nobody ever knows
how to live alone
if love will come or go
nobody ever knows
Track Name: thinkin' 'bout me
I bet she's thinking bout me
somewhere lost in her misery
and there's no better place that she
could be

I bet she's thinking bout me
somewhere lost in sad memories
and there's no better place that she
could be

I know she never will admit it
and i know she told me to forget it
but every minute goes by
and she can't get me outta her mind

I know she didn't really mean it
when she told me to believe it
'cause every minute goes by
and she can't get me outta her mind

maybe she thinks I'm cryin' somewhere
singing some silly song
but she doesn't realize that I'm standin right here
I party on while she's alone

I know she never will admit it
and I know she told me to forget it
but every minute goes by
and she can't get me outta her mind

I bet she's thinking bout me
just tryin' to hold onto a dream
and there's no better place that she
could be

I bet she's thinking bout me
probably got a weird fantasy
and there's no better place that she
could be