Dancing Through Time

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OKAY TODAY recording artists Amy & Adams fourth CD Dancing Through Time is another sumptuous Eclectic/FolkRock/TinPan Alley/ BluesGrass journey filled with 10 stunning original songs and 1 vintage standard sung superbly by Amy & Mark Adams-Westin with sister Mary Adams melting her harmonies into the mix. Four of the new tunes were penned by Amy. Welcome Home might just be sung around tables where families and loved ones gather together for a long time. Mark wrote six of the new tunes including what has all the trimmings of a new Christmas standard, Got A Candle In My Window.

The journey winds through the Tin Pan Alleyesque This Day to the country folk Lovin' And Dancin' Thru Time, stops for rockers Hippie At Heart and I Keep Knocking, rests with the intimate and soulful Beartown and You're Not Alone, and ends up with Amy, Mary, Mark and Tim gathered around one microphone for Johnny Mercer's great WWII hit Dream.

Dancing Through TIME was recorded with Steve Kuether at his Panther Creek Recording cabin studio in the hills near Yellville, Arkansas. Steve who also engineered and played keyboards our first CD sail away, brought Bassist Rich Brown & Drummer Ryan Hurn with him from The Showboat Branson Belle (Branson, MO). The wonderful fiddler & mandolinist Tim Crouch fortunately wasn't already busy that day at The Grand Ole Opry with the likes of Vince Gill or Dolly Parton.

Dancing Through Time was recorded to sound as if Amy & Mark, Mary, Steve, Ryan, Rich, and Tim are in the room. Great sound still matters at OKAY TODAY RECORDS. There are no tech tricks on Dancing Through Time, just great songs performed by top-notch artists, it's so old-hat it's fresh!

Songs

Track Title Listen Lyrics
1 This Day (Is The Start Of A Happy New Year) Read

This day is the start of a happy new year, each day I won't give in to my fears,
This year will be a gift in itself.
This year, I can start over again, each day doing the best that I can,
Next year, I can look back with a smile.

This year I'll find the sun in the clouds.
This year, shine it on all of those doubts,
This year, I'll make it one of my best!

Thank God, I've got His love in my heart,
It helps, getting me through the rough parts,
I know this is the key to it all!

This year will be a gift in itself, each day opening into such wealth,
This day is the first of another new year,
This day is the first of another new year,
Each day we start a happy new year.

2 Just Blowin' Round Read

Had enough feelin' down, seems it's time to move on.
Guess my feet left the ground and now I'm gone.
If the sun's not gon'na shine, if the wind's just gon'na blow
Might as well go stick my head up in the clouds.

It's too late you can't stop me 'cause I'm feelin' free JUST BLOWIN' ROUND.

I have it right up to here workin' hard gettin' near.
It's so clear that near ain't quite workin' dear.
'Cause I'm not the kind of man to grab on to some great plan.
Grabbin' on too hard has always strangled me.

Ain't no way, ain't no how you're gon'na see me bow JUST BLOWIN' ROUND.

Somewhere on Earth there's just got to be
Someone who's ready to ride the wind with me.
Not a cloud near my head's got a single tear to shed.
We're doing fine with the blues 'cause it's only sky.

And I'm still not lookin' down. It's been great to leave the ground.
Seems to me the air is mighty fine up here.

If you're lookin' for me guess I'll just be BLOWIN' ROUND.
So if you're lookin' for me guess I'll just be BLOWIN' ROUND.

JUST BLOWIN' ROUND.
JUST BLOWIN' ROUND.

3 Lovin' And Dancin' Thru Time Read

There's no reason God gave her love to me.
If there is I ain't got eyes to see.
I was blinded by her sudden smile.
Love was in season. Guess that's the reason. All the reason I need.

To the ones I missed I hugged and kissed I never got a chance to make mine.
To the ones I switched, the gals I ditched; I hope that life has treated you kind.
I pray you found a love that's true, warms your heart and eases your mind.
'Cause then you'll be stuck like me lovin' and dancin' through time.

See this darlin' standin' next to me?
She's so much more than I prayed she'd ever be;
So much more than I probably deserve.
She's the reason Love's still in season. All the reason I need.

To the ones I missed I hugged and kissed I never got a chance to make mine.
To the ones I switched, the gals I ditched; I hope that life has treated you kind.
I pray you found a love that's true, warms your heart and eases your mind.
'Cause then you'll be stuck like me lovin' and dancin' through time.
Lovin' and dancin' through time with her, it's mostly all I need.
Lovin' and dancin' through time with her it's made my life so sweet.

When I'm heading straight into the light.
I pray her smile will be my final sight.
When she joins me I'll see her smile again.
She'll be the reason Love's back in season,
She'll be all the reason I neeeeeeeeed.

To the ones I missed I hugged and kissed I never got a chance to make mine.
To the ones I switched, the gals I ditched; I hope that life has treated you kind.
I pray that you found a love that's true, warms your heart and eases your mind. 'Cause then you'll be stuck like me lovin' and dancin' through time.
Then you'll be happy like me lovin' and dancin' through time.
I'm singin' then you'll be wild and free lovin' and dancin' through time.

4 Beartown Read

I think on old faces wherever I go, my mind wanders back to the place I call home,
Humble town happenings, things goin' down,
There's no place like our place in good old Beartown,
As for good times, I've had quite a few…I'll always remember you.
The nights in the park and the music we played, the 4th of July with a sailboat parade,
Diamonds of sunlight reflect off the waves,
Light summer breezes cool hot summer days,
As for memories, I've got quite a few…I'll always remember you.
And so as we've traveled our separate ways,
I've kept in my heart all our happiest days,
These people I know, life has refined –
I'm so proud to say that they're still friends of mine,
As for buddies, I've got quite a few…I'll always be remembering you…you...you.

5 Hippie At Heart Read

Forty circles of the sun and a thousand gray hairs shy.
ALL WE NEED IS LOVE it seems has finally passed us by.
When I look back on our lost dreams have to hang my head and cry.
Cry… 'cause we drifted apart,
'Guess I'm…..still a hippie, hippie at heart.

I've got two cars, some fine guitars, took a trip or two to Rome.
Found myself a safe neighborhood, bought myself a cozy home.
Folks all say my life is good, but I wonder what I've done
To the dreams that I held……at the start,
'Guess I'm…...still a hippie, hippie at heart.

My long-haired gal she loves me true, she loves me night and day.
And there's no doubt I love her too, that I am here to stay.
But life is short and death is long, and so I've got to say
That I'm……picking up……. from the start,
'Cause I'm still hippies, hippies at heart,
Hippie at heart.

Bridge:
Gon'na live life my way, even if it takes this life apart.
If you wan'na stop me, gon'na have to stop my beating heart!!
You've raised your kids, had a great career, maybe 15 minutes of fame,
When you look out your own front door aren't you sick it's still the same,
With all the life that's wasted, flushing down the drain,
So let's Come Together that's a start,
'Guess we're……all still hippies,
Hippies at heart.………………....hippies at heart.

Woodstock came and Woodstock went, then it came and went again.
Were we too stoned to make it real or was it just pretend?
We've still got time to close the deal, reap the Peace Dividend,
No it's not too late, do your part,……………….if you're still a hippie,
Hippie at heart………………..

So let's Get Together, just like the start,
'Cause we're all still hippies, hippies at heart.
Singing let's Get Together, at least let's start,
"Cause we're all still hippies, (hippies, hippies,) hippies at heart,
Hippies at heart…………….. hippies at heart.

6 You're Not Alone Read

Still sittin' by my window twenty years since I first wrote the words LET ME BE.
I have traveled many highways rode their ups and down.
Stumbled along paths I could not see.
I have stopped and asked direction from the wise man and the fool.
I have listened and at times I've plunged ahead.
Someone told me somewhere, "son learn this simple rule"
Though it's taken years to hear just what she said.

"You must wash your soul in the river of life.
You must walk among your brothers heart unclosed.
Shut your eyes and you may find your way.
To take the new you gotta to give up what you know.
And you must bleed if you’d clean your wounds.
But don't lose heart 'cause from the start You're Not Alone."

Now I look behind me I see a string of souls.
Each one touched me at a certain time of need.
Some bore me on their shoulders. Some took me by the hand.
Some came simply to plant a seed.
You know there’s always been connection each step along the way.
And when I’d walk a path brand new to me.
Someone gave me love and comfort, be it night or be it day.
In the echoes I can hear them say to me.

"You must wash your soul in the river of life.
You must walk among your sisters heart unclosed.
Shut your eyes and you may find your way.
To take the new you gotta to give up what you know.
And you must bleed if you’d clean your wounds.
So don’t lose heart ‘cause from the start You’re Not Alone."

Through twenty more or maybe twenty more times two.
I may walk among my brothers on this world.
The dreams that I now hope for I may find a few, others I am sure will come unfurled.
I just hope I’ve learned the lesson somewhere someone taught to me.
I hope someday that I may get the chance,
To pass along this message to the other ones in need.
As they learn the steps and join this earthly dance.

"You must wash your soul in the river of life.
You must walk among your brothers heart unclosed.
Shut your eyes and you may find your way.
To take the new you gotta to give up what you know.
And you must bleed if you’d clean your wounds.
And though you will bend until the end You’re Not Alone.
And though you’ll surely bend until the end You’re Not Alone." OOOOOO

7 Be Joyful In Your Giving Read

Be joyful in your giving, be heartfelt in your praise,
We are always receiving God's unending grace.

The Lord has freely given, and freely gives today,
If we are His disciples, then we must do the same.

Open your heart, Spirit will rise,
Love flowing through you will open your eyes…

To peace in your receiving, and peace in all you give,
His blessings will enlighten you as long as you shall live.

Open your heart, Spirit will rise,
Love flowing through you will open your eyes…will open your eyes…

That joyful is the receiver, but joyful the giver, too,
Feel the joy of the spirit, in all you say and do.

For God has freely given, and freely gives today,
If we would be His disciples, then we would do the same.
If we would be His disciples, we must do the same.

8 I Keep Knocking Read

Who stole the key to your bolted heart?
Am I a loser? Were you turned off from the start?
I’ m out here and I’m knocking, knocking at your door.
Like a fool I keep knocking, but you don’t answer any more!

Bad first impression? No second chance?
Fred Astaire wasn’t handsome but boy that man could dance.
I’ m out here and I’m knocking, knocking at your door.
Like a fool I keep knocking, but you don’t answer any more!

I’M JUST A FOOL (FOR YOU)
I’M JUST A FOOL (FOR YOU)
I’M JUST A FOOL (FOR YOU)

Chocolate and perfume, flower or two,
Sonnet from Shakespeare would that get through to you?
I’ m out here and I’m knocking, knocking at your door.
Like a fool I keep knocking, as you close up even more!

You hold the key to my breaking heart.
You write the scrip and I’ll play my part.

9 Welcome Home Read

We've prayed for your safety as you've traveled through this world…
Welcome home to the family, welcome home.

Your life's become such a great adventure,
Much to dream about, some to never dream again!
The cards and letters sent were wonderful to get,
But they can't compare with having you right here, so…

Welcome home to the family, welcome back into the fold,
We have longed for your company, welcome home,
And we prayed for your safety as you traveled through this world,
Welcome home to the family, welcome home.

We cried inside the day that you departed,
But we smiled instead and sent you on your way.
In passing of this time we knew that you would find
A chapter for the story of your life, so welcome home (chorus)


Through you I've learned things I never knew, been places I would never go,
Met people I would never know,
I….fear…all too soon you'll disappear, and just as we get settled in,
You'll have to say "goodbye” again.

Your daily life, we could not be a part of,
But now we can share every little thing,
Your friends can hardly wait, to see you face to face
At the party we'll be throwing so we can celebrate your…

Welcome home to the family, welcome back into the fold,
We have longed for your company, welcome home,
And we pray for your safety as you travel through this world,
Welcome home to the family, welcome home.

Yes, we'll pray for your safety as you travel through this world…
Welcome home to the family, welcome home.

10 Got A Candle In My Window (A Christmas Song) Read

Now it’s Christmastime got a candle in my window.

Shining out on this world tonight.

Got a dream in my heart that somehow we’re gon’na make it.

The’ll be peace on earth all right.

Send no gift don’t send cash. Got enough don’t really need ‘em.

Just one thing this old boy really lacks.

Want to see the world take its pain and finally relieve it.

Take some love from God and give it back.

Stars in the sky shine on us tonight please make all our wishes come true

Who knows if we try to hold this Christmas Light

We might just make A Happy New Year too!

Instrumental break like verses

Stars in the sky shine on us tonight please make all our wishes come true

Who knows if we try to hold this Christmas Light

We might just make A Happy New Year too!

If we all just light one little candle for our window.

Let it shine ‘til that glorious time.

Peace On Earth won’t just be somewhere over that rainbow

Peace on Earth will be yours and mine. (repeat last 2 lines)

Peace On Earth won’t just be somewhere over that rainbow

Peace on Earth will be yours and mine. (repeat last 2 lines)

11 Dream Read

Dream, when you’re feelin’ blue, dream, that’s the thing to do,
Just…let the smoke rings rise in the air, you’ll find your share of memories there, so…
Dream, when the day is through, dream, and they might come true,
Things never are as bad as they seem, so dream, dream, dream.
Dream, when you’re feelin’ blue, dream, that’s the thing to do,
Just…let the smoke rings rise in the air, you’ll find your share of memories there, so…
Dream, when the day is through, dream, ‘cause they might come true,
Things never are as bad as they seem, so dream, dream, dream.