Spiritual & Recovery songs 1 by GP Hall (Peter)

by GP Hall

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These are my early recovery songs,they are very simple but have sometimes complex guitar work.
It helped me a lot to write these songs and put my feeling down i see things in a different light now I have been sober for 36 years, they are not religious in content, but a belief in a higher power, or something bigger outside of ourselves. Most are analogue recordings made at Pathway Studios London in early 70's. most recorded & produced by Mike Finesilver who i have to thank...I hope you like them and please do pass them on to your friends. thanks (Pete)

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released April 28, 2014

G P Hall guitars and vocals

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GP Hall Chester, UK

I emerged in the British blues boom of the 1960s followed a long winding path through various scenes and cultures. Studied with the Roma flamenco master Manitas De Plata in Spain, toured Europe with Liverpool band Casey Jones & the Governors, Commissioned three times (twice by The Arts Council of Great Britain) played in the British avant-garde scene of the 1970s. Released 15 solo CD's to acclaim ... more

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Track Name: Brand New Day (fine time to start)
Its a fine time to start when your sick of it seem tired of waiting so long sitting on the fence
Its a brand new day it sure seems like a fine time to start, put all your fears away its useless to worry anymore.

And you know that the candle is burning very bright, some time in the darkness ,sometimes in the darkness, sometimes in the darkness yeh there comes a light.
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Dont look at the blank page you wont find it there, dont look for the words of the dark one in the air.
When it comes down to it you know your never be on your own, so dont put out any crap & dont give me none of that bullshit about fate.
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Yeh its a brand new day.& it sure seems like a fine time to start, Pocket all your anger and open up your heart.

Dont reach for the Kane dont reack for the Able
yeh cause its a brand new day and it sure seems like a fine time to start
put all your fears away you know its usless to worry anymore.

Dont look at the blank page you wont find it there, dont reach for the words of the dark one in the air.
When it comes down to it you know your need never be on your own, so dont put out any crap & dont give me none of that bullshit about fate.

Cause its a brand new day and it sure seems like a fine time to start.
Track Name: Bring Back (Peace of mind)
To be by your side may the endless sleepless time
Wrap its warm fingered notion time

Bring back peace of mind

Motion seagulls ride the wind
Poetic figures against the sky
Born to be free gods gift to the sea
Decorate the cliffs bring back a sigh

Bring back peace of mind


Sheltered dwellings in the hill
Thunder shouts and rain doth spill
Morning rises with sunshine’s tender touch
Tears of laughter I used to hear so much

Bring back peace of mind

Footpaths leading back the time
Remembering faces all around me
Past friends of mine who have forgotten
The times we shared together you and me

Bring back peace of mind
Track Name: Never Be (cynical & bitter)
Never be Cynical & Bitter G P Hall

Love isn’t what we think it is kind hearts & moons in June It goes very much deeper & it can cause you pain.

So don’t ever be cynical & bitter while sitting on the fence & think that love is a game for sucker you will become a sucker that way.

Chorus

But don’t take my word for it try it out for yourself
& come to your own conclusions but don’t be afraid


Love all men & women the old & the sick in health
The bad & the mean go getters the quitters & the rejects too

Chorus

But don’t take my word for it try it out for yourself
& come to your own conclusions but don’t be afraid

So it turns out love is something different seems to come from inside its having understanding & compassion
For the grace of god go i
Track Name: Days of Wine & Roses (send me no more letters)
Send me no more letters; I am leaving for the coast,
Don’t do me any breakfast, don’t leave me my toast.
I am leaving for new faces; I’m leaving for new land,
I won’t ever be coming back, so goodbye my love.

Hold back the tears and don’t you weep,
My train is ready it can’t wait anymore.

Send me no more sadness, I have grieved enough today,
You can send me a little sunshine, and I will be on my way.
Ah you just couldn’t take it, for you were raised up fine,
To eat only the white meat, drink expensive French wine.

Ah the days of wine and roses,
My train is ready it can’t wait anymore.

I heard it said so many times, the hardest one of all,
Is not loosing when you’ve been wining, but loosing when you fall.
I have my sad story, and it seems that everybody does,
It causes pain and sorrow, looses out on love.

Hold back the tears and don’t you weep,
My train is ready it can’t wait anymore.

I’m thinking bout New England and the lakes of Hudson Bay
The Cyprus trees of Australia Nova Scotia day by day

Ah but fate dealt the hammer and the ace became a club
Ah the wolves and the jackals the Eagle and the dove

Hold back the tears and don’t you weep
Send me no more letters
Ah the days of wine and roses

My train is ready it can’t wait anymore

Send me no more letters.
Track Name: Just Another Day of Life (have you had one of those days)
I can see you’re having one of those days
When you just can’t help but lose
It’s pouring down with rain outside
And the water’s found the hole in your shoes

I hear you say life’s just a bitch
And it’s out to get you in the end
Feeling sorry for yourself don’t help
What you need right now is a friend

I’ve got news – for you
I feel that way – some days too
I’d be lying – if I said
That I’d never pulled the covers
Around my head

Chorus
But it’s just another day
Just another day
Just another day of life

Take a good look and see through my eyes
At all the good things passing you by
Life has promise and here’s the surprise
It won’t cost nothing to try

I’ve got news - for you
There is something – you can do
You can live life – to the full
If you’ve just got the guts
To see it through

Chorus
And it’s just another day
Just another day
Just another day of life

Instrumental break solo

You can be having one of those days
When everything seems to go right
Forget how bad it all seemed
With the pain and the struggle and the fight

If you want it – want it now
I can help you – show you how
You can make it - make it good
If you think you can do it
You certainly should

Chorus
And it’s just another day
Just another day
Just another day of life
Track Name: Let Your Love Shine (all around your heart)
Before you leave me and you walk out the door let me tell you how i need you more I just cant explain it the words i cannot find, but i know that i will love you and i will for all time..

I try to remember the things that you said let your love shine all around instead, of sorrow its useless to break up your heart, so may peace forever come when we are far apart.

And I know that the days will be bright and the nights will be long long lonely no more.

Some day I will find you on the road that i tread, though we may be older fate is kind i have read, behind all the sorrow there is joy when you part, so let your love shine all around your heart.

And I know that the days will be bright and the nights will be long long lonely no more.

Before you leave me and you walk out the door let me tell you how i need you more I just cant explain it, cause its time for us to part..

Let your love shine all around your heart
Let your love shine all around your heart
Let your love shine all...... around.... your.... heart
Track Name: Mercurial Love (helpless & blind)
I am helpless I am blind smitten & paralized to find
that i have no choice at all but to follow in the path of helplessness or fall...from grace.

Like a bullet lodge in my brain I have no choice but to be slain
electric pulses run through my veins i feel the storm before the rain.

Mercurial Love I am in Mercurial love

Like a train that is derailed i feel my spirits are impailed I feel the air moist your lips i have crumbled down in pieces and i am in mercurial love i am in mercurial love.

I am helpless I am blind
Track Name: Sweet Rosalie (nova scotia girl)
Sweet Rosalie (I think that) im still in love with you, Nova Scocia girl take me in your arms, and fly like the snow goose to the sky to where ill be.

Come on and hold me tight, it keeps me warm through the dark and the lonely nights, in the storm.we'll build a cabin in the sky, where the snow flakes fall & tall redwood trees,wild flowers growing around.

But somethings gone wrong it seems to me, you don't sing my song like it used to be, said youd like to think it over for another year.
seems like a cold & long lonely winter is almost here
come back to me sweet rosalie you know i love you.

Did you get my letter the one i wrote you know i ment it every line and every word, they said you left for New England for the Hudson Bay
with a boy from down Baltimore now what can i do or say, sweet Rosalie come back to me you know that i love you.

Now i drive a big truck with a CB radio love is a winding road on a big slab daddy oh, I sit in barrooms half the night drinking out my days
when i keep on moving my heart dont ache so bad.

Sweet Rosalie im still in love with you yes i am, Nova Scocia girl take me in your arms, and fly like the snow goose to the sky to where i'll be.
sweet Rosalie
Track Name: Precious Love (when laughter was the word)
Love love oh precious love
It will sometimes cause you pain that will never show
When love oh precious love it is not the same
So I tell myself that I should hold it back and count the years
When we oh love we felt it grow

Love don’t come easy when you’re alone
Don’t fool yourself that love oh love is just one way

I remember days when laughter was the word to talk about
And dance oh dance the night away

Love don’t come easy when you’re alone
Don’t fool yourself that love oh love is just one way

So I tell myself that I should hold it back and count the years
When we oh precious love we felt it grow
And I remember days when laughter was the word to talk about
And dance oh dance the night away

Love love oh precious love
Love love oh precious love
Track Name: River Wide (after all these years)
After all these years i'm gonna cross the river wide
gonna open up my heart bust down the granite in my side.

Yeh but who knows where the time goes or if the river starts by the rain,
i'll climb a mountain and i'll stand and look out on the other plain.

After all this love i'm going wher the rose is wild catch the sun in my eyes shuffle with the songbird in the dew.

Yeh but who knows where the time goes or if the river starts by the rain,
i'll climb a mountain and i'll stand and look out on the other plain.

After all this love i'm going where the grass is wild i'm gonna catch the sun in my eyes buds will be bursting in the trees.

but who knows where the time goes or if the river starts by the rain,
i'll climb a mountain and i'll stand and look out on the other plain.
i'll climb a mountain and i'll stand and look out on the other plain
Track Name: Rolling Home (in your loving arms to rest)
Stairing at my holes in my shoes my worn out sweater's kinda frayed my jeans look oiled and dirty my beard needs a trim.

Rolling home rolling home let me feel your tenderness rolling home rolling home in your loveing arms to rest.

Been a longtime without your love and i ache for tenderness
my feet don't feel like wandering anymore i'm tired of loneliness.

Rolling home rolling home let me feel your tenderness rolling home rolling home in your loveing arms to rest.

I'll be home by the night twilight into your arms i'll run buy i'll buy one last drink at the bar into your arms i'll run

Rolling home rolling home let me feel your tenderness rolling home rolling home in your loveing arms to rest.

Seems i didn't make it my wanderings to strong i'll be back someother day this time i'm rolling home.

Rolling home rolling home let me feel your tenderness rolling home rolling home in your loveing arms to rest. in your loving arms to rest in your loveing arms too....oooo. oo rest rolling home rolling home in your loving arms to rest.
Track Name: Silent Clock (torn)
Got out of bed, walked down the hall
See your shadow as you closed the door.
Can’t be together, life pulled us apart
I hear ticking by a silent clock.

It’s not easy for you, with a life stood still.
We’ll be together some day,
Our hearts will meet, we shall not be torn.

It’s a waiting game… it’s not fair,
Love is an everlasting flame.
We must be brave, we can be strong,
Making Sorrow much easier to bear.

It’s not easy for you, with a live stood still.
We will be together some day,
Our hearts will meet, we shall not be torn.

You’re everything I need, everything I want,
I’m drifting into timeless space.
You are my blood, my very soul,
Two hearts in everlasting love.
Track Name: Silver Coin (now that i'm older)
Now that i'm older i know i'm not old enough to know,
What it is to be lonesome what it is to be without a home.
but I'v some friends nearby who love me rain or shine don't ask me why there younger eyes are so much older eyes than mine.

Well I thought i was well read didn't need to ask her for a lead,
when i asked what her eyes said i had nothing more to need.
nothing more to say no nothing more to do but throw all my words away, on someone who needs me can't find a women like you.,

I ran all the way home just to be the first to see the rising star there were others before me the sound of beauty travels far.
I here it loud and clear and it rings like a silver coin ,thrown down on stones ,though i'm lost in a crowd, i just know she's around me some how.
Track Name: Tender Mercies (i still miss you)
I still miss you most times in the night
When I wrap my arms around myself
And i turn out the light.

I still miss you & I still care
I cannot seem to let you go
because to me you still seem here

When I close my eyes i can’t stop thinking of the past
I know I have to let you go
but the pain seems to vast

My friends sometimes worry
They see the pain in my soul
There is a haven in my solitude
They know I will pull through.

I guess it takes time for the hurt to heal
And the loss of the one you love
somedays you don’t feel
That it will it ever stop, will it ever stop hurting
Will I ever stop this train, that’s running down the track
To a destination of pain


My friends sometimes worry
They see the pain in my soul
There is a haven in my solitude
They know I will pull through.

I still I miss you I can’t help it and that’s alright, thats alright thats alright
Track Name: Turns Out Fine (sometimes they say)
Turns out fine some times they say,
I used to lose in the night and in the day.
The hours the minutes they slip away,
Turns out fine, sometimes they say.

I used to laugh but it’s all gone,
What’s the point of keep holding on.
When I start right back from where I came from,
It turns out fine, it turns out fine.

I was always running trying to find what’s right,
When the cold winds blow and the tears they blind my eyes.

May all your wishes be upon a star,
To dream your dreams, in the places where you are.
To hold your hands both near and far,
It turns out fine, turns out fine.

Turns out fine the future’s looking bright,
We’ll chase the storm clouds into light.
The heavens will open and shine all night,
It turns out fine, it turns out fine.

You were always loving in trying to do what’s right,
When the cold winds blow, and the tears they blind my eyes.

Turns out fine some times they say,
We’ll keep on winning in the night and in the day.
The hours the minutes they fade away,
It turns out fine, sometimes they say.

There is a rainbow high on a hill,
We can remember its magic still.
We’ll meet again like we did in the past,
It’s turned out fine, I know at last.

At Last….At last….At Last
Track Name: Goodbye (useless words)
Goodbye is there something that i should say before we part
and i use up all the words i never said.

I know that it is useless to say i tried and yet it seems that i never really understood.

useless words they don't mean very much yet sometime touch me still useless days don't seem to fly on by but i know they fade away.

Farewell is there something that you should tell before i slip away wont you say that i love you still.

Tthat time with useless words i find are hard to say so i will leave you now and say goodbye to you.

useless words they don't mean very much yet sometime touch me still useless days don't seem to fly on by but i know they fade away.

Goodbye is there something that i should say goodbye.
Track Name: Waiting for her Man
At the bar sits a man with a jar in his hand drinking and talking and laughing, down the road at his home sits a woman all alone waitig for hare man.
and she knits and she sows and wonders where he goes till 1 o'clock in the morning while she won't go to bed i guess nobody said she's waiting for her man.
when he comes home she makes like nothings wrong and she never even askes of him why he's been gone so long.
but oh no no she dont say a word she will not be detered she keeps the anger within her.
when his patience has gone she will know she's done wrong waiting for her man..
and although you think him happy he's realy quiet sad he knows that in his mind he is rearly rearly mad.
next day at the bar till the last drop has gone drinking and talking and laughing
while she sits by the fire till the last flames expire waiting for her man.
and although you think she happy she knows no other life and the thought had crossed her mind well maybe once or twice.
knock knock at the door it's the rent man for sure claiming the right to evict you, down at the local bar the rent don't go far on mates you never even knew.
as he stumbles down the lane while your loading up the van he drains a few more dregs and cracks another can.
but oh no no you don't say a word although he looks absured with all the alcohol within him as he stumbles to the ground stands up and falls back down she's waiting for her man and he says he will change his ways and find himself some work but all pride and selfrespect lay in a pile of dirt.
At the bar sits a man with a jar in his hand all alone and he's dieing down the road there's no home there's no woman all alone waiting for her man...waiting for her man...waiting for her man..
Track Name: You are There (even though my worries weigh me down)
I know I can depend on you and you lift me up in times of pain and doubt
and even though my worries weigh me down you are there.

My words they may seem meaningless hard for me to get across sometimes
but in my own way I need to stay by your side.
Chorus
Im sure the reasons you will understand
in times of trouble when you pick me up give me your hand to hold.

I feel that you wont ever let me down
should my spirits break into from pain
and in my own way I need to stay by your side.
Chorus

Im sure the reasons you will understand
in times of trouble when you pick me up give me your hand to hold.

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I know I can depend on you and you lift me up in times of pain and doubt and even though my worries weigh me down.... You are There.