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   WENDY WEBB

STEP OUT OF LINE

1. Talk To Me


I woke up

To a thought track of you

I have truly had

My heart tatooed

I know love

Can come with a cost

But you play your hand

Or you just lost


Come on talk to me

You gotta give me a sign

You gotta talk to me

You know I can't read your mind

Just talk to me

You gotta tell me the truth

You gotta talk to me baby

You got nothin' to lose


I woke up

And out of the blue

I was dreaming babe

Again about you

Well I tend

To believe in these things

And take a chance

On love happening


Come on talk to me

You gotta give me a sign

You gotta talk to me

You know I can't read your mind

Just talk to me

About the things that you fear

You gotta talk to me baby

If you want me to hear


I woke up

And I must confess

To all the feelings

That I have supressed

You are such

The sweet diplomat

I never seem to know

Just where I'm at


(c) W. Webb & M. Keller

2. Step Out Of Line


Down at the corner God and a thief

Each was explaining how he came to believe

There lay the trouble each one could speak

There lay the struggle of all we could be


Step out of line it's ok

Step out of line seize the day

Step out of line face the night

Step out of line it's all right


There at the crossroad truth and a lie

Each was complaining that his price was too high

Victor and victim locked in embrace

Each wore knowledge burned on his face


Step out of line it's ok

Step out of line every day

Step out of line face the night

Step out of line it's all right


Seek though you disobey

Seek by the light of day

Go where you've never been

Go down the road within


Step out of line it's ok

Step out of line every day

Step out of line

See what you find


(c) W. Webb & M. Keller

3. Freedom


So you gave up your power

To the screen

And they gave you a dot-com

Pedigree

And you're not alone

There are others there

Willing to trade

Waiting to trade

Now what would it take

What deal could you make

How 'bout your freedom

Freedom, freedom, freedom baby

It's your freedom

It's your freedom, freedom

They want lately


So you gave up your power

For a buck

And you saved up the passage

To the club

And you're not alone

There are others there

Willing to pay

Willing to play

If I had to guess

At what you had bet

I'd say your freedom

Freedom, freedom, freedom baby

It's your freedom

It's your freedom, freedom

They want lately


And your'e not alone

There are thousands there

To take your place

In the race

I'll tell you the truth

If I were you

I'd keep my freedom

Freedom, freedom, freedom baby

It's your freedom

It's your freedom, freedom

They want lately


(c) W. Webb & M. Keller

4. Destiny's Muse


I will stay the whole night through

I won't leave your side

I know our love is true

And for all time

All of my joy shining for you

Out of the dark

Destiny's muse

I'll stay right here close to your face

And I'll stay in your warm embrace


On this night I understand

I'm not alone

I'll always find your hand

Beside my own

Here in your arms watching the moon

Mirror in space

Watching me too

I'll be right here till you awake

And I'll stay in your warm embrace


And time goes by nothing to prove

Love will abide

Destiny's muse

I'll stay right here close to your face

And I'll stay in your warm embrace


(c) W. Webb

5. Mexico


I know some people

They went down to Mexico

They had their troubles

They were feeling low

Out to the beaches

In the shelter of a cove

They laid on the warm sand

Till their bodies turned gold


Mexico, Mexico

Sundown and afterglow

Mexico, Mexico

That's where the couples go


I know some people

They went south to Mexico

To breathe in the salt air

Let the days ebb and flow

Men in the harbor

And the boats pull out at dawn

Open these shutters

In old Mazatlan


Mexico. Mexico

Night turns to indigo

Mexico, Mexico

That's where the couples go


Here are the lovers

With loving arms tonight

Come together

To know that they're alive


I know some people

They went down to Mexico

To drift with the locals

And the desperados

Crowd in the courtyard

And they dance the fandango

And move to the rhythm

Of the sound of their souls


(c) W. Webb

6. Camden Town


I took a walk to Camden Town

To the marketplace

Dust of ages, ancient ground

Ghosted alleyways

Funky boots and silver rings

Crystal beads and lace

You can find some magic things

In the marketplace


All I want is you

But I'm a long way

From that foreign moon

And the landscape

I see every move that you make

Sleeping in your room so far away

From this marketplace


The mornin' sun it feels so good

In the open air

Cigarettes and sandalwood

Rising everywhere

Painted birds and angel wings

For the holidays

You can have your velvet dream

In the marketplace


All I want is you

But I'm a long way

From that foreign moon

And the landscape

I see every move that you make

Sleeping in your room

When it's daybreak here

In this marketplace


I wish you were here with me

On this gypsy stage

Retro music in the street

Leather on parade

For there's treasure to be found

It's an old crusade

Scattered from its faded crown

Through the marketplace


(c) W. Webb

7. Magician Holiness


I swear I've never known

A feeling more all alone

Than the doomed look a child gives

When no one quotes odds he lives

In the land of the free

The pharoahs take what they will


I can't be less impressed

With magician holiness

Suburban steeples ring

But you know I can't hear nothing

In the home of the brave

The pharoahs hire the slaves

In the land of the free

The pharoahs choose what to see


I can't be less impressed

With magician holiness

Suburban steeples ring

But you know I can't hear nothing

But you know I can't hear nothing


(c) W. Webb & M. Keller



8. In The Night


In the night, in the night

In the light of the moon

In the night, in the night

You will know I love you


Love I am the sea

Your travels ne're depart from me

And just like the wind

Every place you go

I will begin


In the night, in the night

In the light of the moon

In the night, in the night

You will know I love you


Love do not grieve

The malice wrought is not defeat

And though it may seem

Every chalice broken

I will believe


(c) W. Webb & M. Keller

9. Girl From The North Country


If you're travelin' in the north country fair

Where the wind hits heavy on the borderline

Remember me to the one who lives there

She once was a true love of mine


If you go in the snowflake storm

When the rivers freeze and summer ends

Please see she has a coat so warm

To keep her from the howling wind


Please see for me her hair hangs long

That it rolls and flows all down her breast

Please see for me her hair hangs long

Cause that's the way I remember her best


Well I'm wondering if she remembers me at all

Many times I have often prayed

In the darkness of my night

And in the brightness of my day


So if you're travelin' in the north country fair

Where the wind hits heavy on the borderline

Remember me to the one who lives there

She once was a true love of mine


(c) 1963 Bob Dylan (c) 1991 Special Rider Music

10. Where Are We Going Now, My Love


Where are we going now, my love

Back to the fields where we were born

What do we need besides ourselves

Only the love of friends and home


Where are we going now, my love

Back to the towns where we were young

What will it take to make us whole

Only to walk in God's clean sun


To the fields of gladness

To the hills so green

Leaving all our sadness

And this madness

We will find our dream

We will find our dream


What did we see here held most high

Only the things they bought and sold

What was the modern ignorant cry

What was the thing they sought to hold


Where are we going now, my love

Now that the storm is drawing nigh

Back to the stream that met our thirst

Back to a distant morning sky


(c) W. Webb & M. Keller


Photo by Robin Harvey

Photography by Robin Harvey

THIS IS THE MOMENT

Released 2015 USA / 2016 Europe

4 My Beating Heart


Sit here next to me, tell me what is real

Part of you I see you try to conceal

Do you have a secret place too dangerous to touch

Still my beating heart loves you so much


You are good to me even when I’m bad

But I just want to be all you’ve never had

If your arms would reach for me I’d stagger to your touch

And free my beating heart that loves you so much


Through the world we spin to come back again

The seagulls glide the endless tide

And my body’s yours safe and warm

In my dreams still my beating heart loves you


Why do lovers rage long into the night

Caught inside a cage no one knows their plight

I don’t want to play those games or use you like a crutch

Still my beating heart loves you so much


You watch over me like heaven to the stars

Where grace and harmony let the moon be ours

Take me to your secret place and give me all your trust

And free my beating heart that loves you so much

Free my beating heart

Free my beating heart


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

5 You’re My Friend


I felt a miracle today

Borne on the wind that blows across the bay

Where the people come to pray

Over the dominion I could hear them say

I can see you there

In the middle with your heart on the line

There is a riddle that you cannot define

Here on the shore before the changing times

You’re all right, you have life, you have love

You’re my friend


I traveled far away to see

Just what the trouble was between you and me

I was looking for the key

To open the door to my own destiny

And I saw you there

In the middle with your heart on the line

There is a riddle that you cannot define

You stood alone before the changing times

You’re all right, you have life, you have love

You’re my friend


On and on in my locomotion

Well, count on me for some relief

Count on what you can believe

You can call me when you’re underground

Call me from the edge of town

Call me for the precious truth

Count on me to say to you

You’re all right, you have life, you have love

You’re my friend


I have so many miles to go

And there’re so many mysteries that I want to know

I will find them on my own

And I’ll lay them down with my arrow and bow

And I’ll see you there

In the middle with my heart on the line

There is a riddle that I cannot define

Here on the shore before the changing times

I’m all right, I have life, I have love

You’re my friend


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

6 Homespun


Seashells appear on Sanibel

They sail beneath the tide

And live to bring their beauty

To the ocean-eyed


Some nights the wind chimes

And the buoy bells conspire

To be the pure dark architects

And raise St. Elmo’s fire


Through corridors of Florida

I garden the Everglades

And share my secret world

Like a hermit on parade

‘Tis nothing that the tourists notice

As they beat back the sun

And fan themselves with postcards

Return to kingdom come


I comb the beach of consequence

I calibrate the waves

I christen every ghost ship

That forever freed the slaves

‘Tis nothing that the tourists notice

As they brave back the moon

While I waltz across the water

And delve into the dune


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP / Charles John Quarto / BMI

7 All The Boys On Saturday


All the boys on Saturday

Raisin’ Cain they make their way

Headed for those uniforms

And a thousand miles away

They don’t know what they’re looking for

But staying home they just get bored

You knew more when you were young

But you can’t refuse


‘Cause it feels like the first success

And it feels like a wilderness

Then it feels like loneliness

Comin’ after you


All the darling dancing girls

Steppin’ out all in a whirl

Led to downtown ballroom floors

Where they string the lights like pearls

They don’t know what they’re looking for

To fall in love and then get bored

I knew more when I was young

I was wild and free


And it feels like the first caress

And it feels like tenderness

Then it feels like loneliness

Comin’ after me


The days go by

Scattering all our lives

Change the boys on the boulevard

Tell me why

We stayed so alive

Chasing dreams

Down the boulevard


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

8 Big Blue Sky


You and I should take a ride

Across the U.S.A.

We can have a heart to heart

Or just throw it all away

We can try to put aside

The things we can’t get back

Head out for the road unknown

With the ghost of Kerouac


We’ll go travelin’

Having the time of our lives

And we’ll go laughin’

Under the big blue sky


We should go before the winter snow

Lays heavy on the plain

Where the trees are trimmed by the cold north wind

And some friends of our remain

And we can try to put aside

The prisons of the past

Staring down some lonesome town

With the ghost of Johnny Cash


We’ll go travelin’

Over the next county line

We’ll go dancin’

Under the big blue sky


By the western shore where I was born

The mighty river flows

Taking tears from New Orleans

To the Gulf of Mexico

You and I should take that ride

For the things that just don’t last

Through the fields we used to know

With the ghosts of our own past


We’ll go travelin’

Having the time of our lives

We’ll go laughin’

Under the big blue sky


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

9 I Will Remember


Run with me now

We are so pleasantly free

Do what you like

And what will be will be

Run with me now

Love is what we came here for

Over again, again, again

Like the waves on the shore


Time goes on forever

But we don’t have that luxury

And you may not come back to me

But I will remember

Everything that you meant to me

And everything that was really free


Come with me now

Either you see or you don’t

We are alive

We are not old

Come with me now

Love is an opening door

And the winds of the night are calling us

Like we’ve been here before


Time goes on forever

But we don’t have that luxury

And you may not come back to me

But I will remember

Everything that you meant to me

And everything that was really free


High on the mountain

Over the valley

Vast is the ocean

Under a sky so blue

And I will remember what was beautiful

And my love for you

I will remember what was beautiful

And my love for you


© Wendy Webb / Mark Keller / ASCAP

10 Florida


In my mind I go back to you

Like I always do

I’m just wasting time

That old house

With the ceiling fans

And the screen door slams

Where I feel alive

So let me live another moment in your sun

In a world of deeper blues

You made me love you


Florida

You put the dreams back in my life

Florida

You’ll always be my paradise


Summer heat bringing bands of rain

Across Tampa Bay

And it smells so sweet

The Silver KIngs

Roll by Boca Grande

And I understand

Nothing can compete

So let me live another moment in your sun

In a world of deeper blues

You made me love you


Florida

You put the dreams back in my life

Florida

You’ll always be my paradise


Spooky moon

Eyes in the gloom

And the wild things waiting

Cypress trees

Sawgrass seas

The Everglades breathing


Florida

You put the dreams back in my life

Florida

You’ll always be my paradise


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

11 Long Day In The Sun


Long day in the sun

Heat wave through the night

Gold and green in the morning

Release my heart


Long day in the sun

Waking in a dream

Under branches of bamboo

Mosaic light

Standing in the sun

I’m forever young


Long day in the sun

Wishing for the rain

And the red-tailed hawk watching

Circles the air

Flies into the sun

Stays forever young

Open to the sea

Flies forever free


Many hearts will be broken

Many dreams won’t come true

But I believe in the miracle of my life

Loving endlessly

I’m forever free


Hot blood in the sun

Salt sweat on my skin

Thunder rolls and the rain comes

Washing me clean


Shining in the sun

I’m forever young

Open to the sea

I’m forever free


Long day in the sun

Long day in the sun


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

Wendy Webb • vocals, acoustic piano, acoustic guitar, electric piano


John McLane • drums, bass, organ, horns, electric and classical guitar


Danny Morgan • electric and acoustic guitar, percussion


Jay Heavilin • acoustic bass

2 This Is The Moment


I’ve got a lover I can call my own

And he’s good to me and I know he’s my home

He makes me happy, he can make me laugh

And when I need him to he watches my back

This is the moment to say that you will


Say you will love me tonight

Love and devotion in your sight

When you know that it feels so right

This is the moment


Top of the morning comin’ down today

Gonna marry him and I know it’s okay

Cause he gives me comfort and he gives me hope

And I give to him treasures from my soul

This is the moment to say that you will


Say you will love me tonight

Love and devotion in your sight

When you know that it feels so right

This is the moment


Cherish the love that we fought for

Cherish the life we were born for

And we’ll make a new day

Taking it the whole way

We’ll cherish the world

Cherish the world


Don’t want to change him

He’s a natural guy

And the way I feel no one can deny

It’s not a secret I’m his biggest fan

For the rest of my life

I know he’s my man

This is the moment to say that you will


Say you will love me tonight

Love and devotion in your sight

When you know that it feels so right

This is the moment

This is the moment

This is the moment


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

3 Western Channel Of The Sky


On this day the wind did rise

Blowin’ down the western channel of the sky

You raise your sail like a single wing

Windsurfin’ in the sun I watched you do your thing


And through the night the wind did wind

A course to rearrange the channels of your mind

Stay with me or let me go

Back to that northern town, the ice and driven snow


Save this silly girl and make her a woman

Save this silly boy and make him a man

Save this silly love from getting much colder

May the challenge of this sacred life balance me inside

Make it right, make it, make it right

With a woman’s will tonight


Over the trees the moon did rise

And it crossed into the western channel of the sky

Somebody weeps, somebody pays

Don’t you forget your love or let it slip away


Save this silly girl and make her a woman

Save this silly boy and make him a man

Save this silly love from getting much colder

May the challenge of this sacred life balance me inside

Make it right, make it, make it right

With a woman’s will tonight


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

MUSICIANS

1  Venus Is Rocking In The Cradle Of The Moon


Venus is rocking in the cradle of the moon

Darling is singing in her sleep all turquoise and true

I’ll be dreaming through the daybreak

Who wants to be awake too soon

When Venus is rocking in the cradle of the moon


Starry side of sunrise and the breeze is pure perfume

I already realize there’s a rainbow in my room

And Venus is rocking in the cradle of the moon


Last night we took a desert stroll

And let the pretty river roll

Out like a magic carpet for the soul

We paused to wonder at the worl

And all that it could be

Knowing that somehow it is perfect poetry


Venus is rocking in the cradle of the moon

Darling is singing in her sleep all turquoise and true

I’ll be dreaming through the daybreak

Who wants to be awake too soon

When Venus is rocking in the cradle of the moon


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP / Charles John Quarto / BMI

Photography by Robin Harvey, Wendy Webb, Randy Wayne White


Photo Painting by Robin Harvey

Edge Of Town

Photography by Phoebe Webb

Released 2012

1  Falling For The Man


He’s so fine

Gonna make him mine

He helped me in a jamb

Now I’m falling for the man


Street light shine down the boulevard

The junkyard car and the city park

I close my eyes and make-believe

It’s all real and he’s next to me

And I’m livin’ it for the moment

Kickin’ it to the wayside

Tellin’ it like a secret

Love is a surprise

In the morning light


He’s so shy

I can’t imagine why

He’s got a lot of nerve

And I know what it’s worth


Paris streets are old and grey

With miles and miles of waterways

I took myself so far from home

But I’m all right and I’m not alone

And I’m livin’ it for the first time

Livin’ it for all time

Tellin’ it like a secret

Love is a surprise

In the morning light


Run in the pouring rain

On the cross-town bus he’ll be comin’

Hurry the morning train

Take us out down south to the garden

Love is heaven

In the glory light


He’s so wise

The world is in his eyes

Gonna make him understand

The value of a man


He’s so fine

Gonna make him shine


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

2 Has To Be My Birthday


I took my suitcase into town

Like some mercy

I left my lover to the crowd

Back in Jersey

I saw the writing on the wall

Has to be my birthday


I’ll wear my red dress like a sound

Together

With my shoes of maple brown

Leather

And I feel so lost and found

Has to be my birthday


I’ll play some music kind of loud

Cause I love it

And make some wishes kind of proud

I won’t quit

It’s these changes comin’ down

Has to be my birthday


No matter what I say

A part of me is sighing

And I see it all today

The part of me that’s dying


And by tonight I’ll be brand new

Forever

I’ve got some good things coming through

My endeavor

The silver chiming of the moon

Has to be my birthday


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

3 It’s October Again


Summer’s gone

It’s October again

The leaves are turning

My thoughts to home again

The sun don’t lie

In this moody sky

As I wander down the

Back roads of my mind

On Broadway


Time just flies

It’s October again

I have this yearning

Inside of me again

For the harvest moon

Shining in my room

While all the fancy lights

Go up tonight

On Broadway


Other dreams

Have such a hold on me

And you’re somewhere

Down in your easy chair

Safe and warm


The holidays

Are just around the bend

I’ll talk to friends

And family on the phone again

And I’ll take some time

Before we say goodbye

To say the things

That I forgot to say

To mother and father

To sister and brother

For the good times

And the heartaches

And the sky breaks

And snowflakes in my eyes

Time just flies

It’s October again


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

4  Edge Of Town


In the late afternoon

In a quiet town

With those hot summer blues

I can feel it now

You said why don’t we

Just drive around


I know a place

And a secret path

That goes down to the lake

Through the meadow grass

Where we used to lay

And I loved you then

Some day we’ll leave

Nothin’ holds us here


Then we drove to the edge of town

To watch the sun go down

You turned up a dusty road

And we listened to the radio


You said I wrote a poem

In a desperate mood

I don’t feel like I’m home

Don’t know what to do

Maybe we should move to Chicago

Where the nights burn bright

Brighter than those here


Then we drove to the edge of town

To watch the sun go down

You turned up a northern road

And we listened to the radio

We can’t go there again

Those dreams just walked away

Back to the arms of yesterday


Some are born to rely

And they circulate

In the race to comply

But it’s not my fate

Do you want to see California

Where the winter’s warm

Nothin’ holds us here


Then we drove to the edge of town

To watch the sun go down

We turned up a darker road

And we listened to the radio

We can’t go there again

Those dreams just walked away

Back to the arms of yesterday


In the late afternoon

In a quiet town

With those hot summer blues

I can feel it now


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

5 The Wasteland


Bought a band new foreign car today

Headed for the boulevard to find you

Sweeter than the hyacinth in spring

Rolling into Hollywood

From Malibu


Through the wasteland today

Here youth and fame embrace

It’s a wasteland tonight

Though dreams and stars resign

In time


What a silly sentiment of love

Playing at the cinema to move me

Look at how seductive you’ve become

Trading on your innocence

And beauty


For the wasteland today

For a house on the coast highway

And you promise them life so sublime

Till all their dreams resign

In time


So I slipped away

To my hotel room

To the palmy shade

And the swimming pool

I can feel you with me

I can hear your voice inside

Come and take a ride

On the freeway


Through the wasteland today

Here youth and fame embrace

It’s a way station tonight

Till all my dreams resign

In time


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

6  Mystery Sign


Darlin’ don’t you cry

So we pretend our hearts

Never had died


And I throw away now

All I’ve seen

And I throw away now

Falseful dreams

And the foxhole prayers

So obscene

To the virgin harlot

Victory queen


Darlin’ it’s okay

If we pretend our part

Went not astray


Oh the hopeless

Hateful pedigree

And the handcuff prize

And the stinking sea

And the mystery sign

That says you’re free

Armored holy father

Speak


© Wendy Webb / Mark Keller / ASCAP

7 Crazy Love


One of us is crazy

And one of us is not

But I don’t let it phase me

It’s just another plot

But I’m over that now

Nothing to do

And it’s shining brand new


Crazy love, crazy love

From the moment that I wake up

It’s all about this crazy love


You just want it your way

I can’t imagine why

It’s easy when it’s my way

But the devil if you’ll try

You offer the sun

I want the moon

An extravagant ruse


Crazy love, crazy love

From the moment that I wake up

It’s all about this crazy love


You just want to dare me

But I can call your bluff

But don’t you try to scare me

Cause I’ll have to give you up

But we’re over that now

Playing the fool

To crazy love rules

Over that now

Nothing to lose

But why did we choose

To be at the mercy of


Crazy love, crazy love

From the moment that I wake up

Every time I wake up

From the moment that we wake up

Every day we wake up

From the moment that I wake up

It’s all about this crazy love

Crazy, crazy, crazy love


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

8  Beautiful Baby


You can have everything you need

If you would only just believe

That you’re beautiful

I can imagine what you wear

Even the way you comb your hair

Yes, you’re beautiful


When the devil’s at your door

Stand before the mirror laughing

Cause you’re beautiful

You’re beautiful


What if the world was at your feet

What if you found a love so sweet

Cause you’re beautiful

Stripping away the lonely years

Slipping away from all your fears

Yes, you’re beautiful


If anybody tries to put you down

You know you don’t have to

Carry it around

And I know you know

Everybody has their emotions

So come on girl, come on now

Your angels are watching over you

Loving you madly


And the devil’s at your door

But you stand before the mirror laughing

Cause you’re beautiful

You’re beautiful baby

Standing on the corner laughing

Cause you’re beautiful

You’re beautiful baby

You’re irrefutable

You’re beautiful baby


There is a flame inside your heart

You can light the spark

Cause you’re beautiful

You’re beautiful baby


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

9  Before I Run


Oh love you so

And the truth is plain

That I love you more today

And it won’t be long

Till your heart is mine

Across that borderline


Right now there’s not a sound

Drink me before I drown

Right now in the warmth of the sun

Freeze me before I run

Before I run


Oh I love you so

And I call your name

Across that barren plain

And it won’t be long

Till we find our way

And it won’t be long to wait


Right now there’s not a sound

Drink me before I drown

Right now in the warmth of the sun

Freeze me before I run

Before I run


Through the mist like a curtain

Through the veil of a person

All I want is you and me


© Wendy Webb / Mark Keller / ASCAP

10 Your Heart And Mine


Your heart and mine are love’s design

Different than the moon is from the sun

Suddenly the days and nights become

So entwined

Your heart and mine


You have your life and so do I

To each his own we can’t deny

But life is brief, sometimes unfair

So I want you close, I want you there

Cause I love you and you love me too

This is our time

Your heart and mine


Of all the stars that shine tonight

It’s your star that shines more bright

Because you’ve loved

And you believed

And followed your dreams

Till they entwined

Your heart and mine


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

11 Arms Of America


If you’re lost in America

You and I will meet

Time again

Time again for peace

From the heart of America

You and I will speak

Time again

Time again for peace


Tell my brother there’s no other

I would cross the mighty ocean

If I could make him free

Tell my sister that I miss her

I would be there in a moment

If she ever needed me

And bring them back home

Home to me


In the arms of America

You and I will sleep

And dream again

Time again for peace

If you look for America

You will find me near

Chilly now the rain is gone from here

Chilly now the rain is gone

Time again

Time again for peace


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

Wendy Webb • vocals, piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar

John McLane • saxophone, bass drums, strings

Danny Morgan •  percussion

Recording Engineer and Mixes by David B. Arnold

Photography by Phoebe Webb, Randy Wayne White, Wendy Webb

Photo Painting by Robin Harvey

MOON ON HAVANA

Photography Cuba by Raúl Corrales

Released 2009 CD & VINYL

1  The Way We Are


With these arms I will love you

With these lips I’ll taste your heart

With these cries and moans of love

That’s the way we are


Bless the days we’re together

And the days when we’re apart

And the joy in our surrender

To the way we are


I know love’s revelation

When it’s easy or when it’s hard

And that love is our salvation

That’s the way we are


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

2  Foolish Heart


Take the ring from my finger

And the weight off my shoulder

Do not bother to linger

Or deny that it’s over

Cover my eyes

Cover these memories of love

Cover my foolish heart


Take the blanket from my bed

And the lie I let go by

All the mean things that were said

Take them down for the last time

Cover my eyes

Cover these memories of love

Cover my foolish heart


Under a falling sky

I tell myself it’s not too late

Before the sun I cry

This is not my fate

This is not my fate


So I promise to myself

There’ll be bouquets of flowers

And the sadness that I felt

Will be lost to the hours

Cover my eyes

Cover these memories of love

Cover my foolish heart


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

3  In The Blue Light


In the blue light after midnight

Makes a melody sometimes

If you go there I will be there

In the music of the night


And when the darkness rolls

Well it moves me and it grooves me

And I bare my soul

To the stories and the glories we share

In the blue light


Take a fast train through the blue rain

Through the colors of the night

Friends and lovers with each other

Making music in the night


And when the darkness rolls

Well it moves me and it grooves me

And I bare my soul

To the stories and the glories we share

In the blue light


Caught up in our conversation

All our dreams and expectation

But all we want to do is get it right

So we take it to the boardwalk

And we talk in the blue light

The passion and the fashion we share

In the blue light


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

4 Moon On Havana


Sky and sea

Around my lonely bed

Surround my lonely bed

Cradle me, cradle me

In my silky thread


I saw the moon rise on Havana

In a black velvet sky

I can hardly reason

So I won’t try

But I warned you baby

From the start

Open up your heart


If I could stay right here forever

Would I miss my own home

Taking on my stormy weather

All on my own

Island woman

Havana man

Love will understand


Find your freedom

Find your love song

Find someplace of happiness

To carry you along

Find your lover

Someone who’s strong

When he gives you all his tenderness

That’s where you belong


Take the winding road

The Malecón by the coast

Where the ospreys fly

Over the mangroves

High above the hill

See them climb higher still

Hear them cry

Goodbye


I went to sleep to old-time music

Let the words flow over me

Are we gonna be together

Or remain free

Island woman

Havana man

Love will understand


Find your freedom

Find your love song

Find someplace of happiness

To carry you along

Find your lover

Someone who’s strong

When he gives you all his tenderness

That’s where you belong


Under the moon on Havana

Island man


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

5  Rhythm Of Your Love


Isn’t that the way it goes

When you never thought it would

Letting go those same old foes

When you never thought you could

Rolling out like waves of gold

I can feel my heart unfold

In the rhythm of your love

In the rhythm of your love


What am I supposed to do

When you’re always on my mind

Look at you afraid to lose

How could I have been so blind

Take me now into your arms

I’m defenseless to your charms

In the rhythm of your love

In the rhythm of your love


Crazy now for loving you so strong

Crazy now for loving you so long

There’s a woman in me

You’re gonna see


Take me nice and take me slow

Take it in your stride

If you ask I’ll tell you so

It was always there inside

Tender in the morning light

Tender as you feel tonight

In the rhythm of your love

In the rhythm of your love


The moon is up

Turn down the light

I’m so glad you’re here tonight

In the rhythm of your love

In the rhythm of your love


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

6 My Country


There are times of trouble, times of peace

Times you want to share with me

Time for freedom, time of need

In the times of my country


Out on the highway a loaded gun

Carried by some mother’s son

Raise up the children from their dreams

And keep them safe in my country


I travel the world

With the heart of a girl


If you go to the city go with me

We can share our destiny

And those time-forgotten memories

Down the roads of my country


Sign on the prairie in the sun

Says each of us must overcome

And I say to the Mother comfort me

In the thunder and the lightning

Yes, I say to my mother comfort me

In my own insecurity

Yes, I say to my mother comfort me

In the times of my country


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

7 Nashville Can Wait


Woke up in Louisville way past noon

I swear the storm you talk about blew through

Open the window of this old hotel

And watch all the snow

That fell last night just melt


It ain’t right to leave here this way

Turn the clock back one more day

Take some time, darlin’

Cause it’s too good to waste

Turn the clock back

Nashville can wait


Woke up in Louisville to your sweet touch

I never wanted anything so much

Open the window to that river view

It’s such a pleasure

Being here with you


It ain’t right to leave here this way

Turn the clock back one more day

Take some time, darlin’

Cause it’s too good to waste

Turn the clock back

Nashville can wait


Woke up in Louisville to boats and trains

True to the heart and soul of you I’ll remain

Open the window I hear music out there

We can climb to the rooftop

And hear it everywhere


It ain’t right to leave here this way

Turn the clock back one more day

Take some time, darlin’

Cause it’s too good to waste

Turn the clock back

Nashville can wait


© Wendy Webb / Mark Keller / ASCAP

8  Camden Town


I took a walk to Camden Town

To the marketplace

Dust of ages, ancient ground

Ghosted alleyways

Funky boots and silver rings

Crystal beads and lace

You can find some magic things

In the marketplace


All I want is you but I’m a long way

From that foreign moon

And the landscape

I see every move that you make

Sleeping in your room so far away

From this marketplace


The mornin’ sun it feels so good

In the open air

Cigarettes and sandalwood

Rising everywhere

Painted birds and angel wings

For the holidays

You can have your velvet dream

In the marketplace


All I want is you but I’m a long way

From that foreign moon

And the landscape

I see every move that you make

Sleeping in your room

When it’s daybreak here

In this marketplace


I wish you were here with me

On this gypsy stage

Retro music in the street

Leather on parade

For there’s treasure to be found

It’s an old crusade

Scattered from its faded crown

Through the marketplace


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

9  If You Were Here Tonight


If you were here tonight

I’d hold you close to me

I’d keep you safe

And I’d keep you company

Cause suddenly it’s clear to me

Just how much you mean to me

I can see us loving in our time


Let the past just fade away

So we can be in love today

How I wish that you were here tonight


We’ll play beneath the sun

We’ll make the perfect pair

For we have just begun

To really care

And all the joy that we will bring

To each other everything

I can see us loving in our time


Tell my friends and family

There is no place I’d rather be

Some say love’s a mystery

But I know what you’ve done to me

How I wish that you were here tonight


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

10  The Fall


Late at night

Fast asleep

I did dream that you were me

And as I knelt there

In sight of it all

There was a stillness

And black blessed fall

Into light


Late at night

In the dark

I believed with all my heart

And as I knelt there

In sight of it all

There was a stillness

And black blessed fall

Into light


Late at night

Every door

Opened unto stars before

And as I knelt there

In sight of it all

There was a stillness

And black blessed fall

Into light


© Wendy Webb / Mark Keller / ASCAP

Engineering and Mixes by David B. Arnold


  “When Wendy Webb approached me about working on her first solo album I was excited but definitely knew I had some challenges ahead of me.  The recordings would take place in a cabin on a two thousand year old Indian mound located on an island on Florida’s Gulf Coast.  I would be recording her in an unfamiliar space from my personal studio and in a room that was not acoustically perfect.  We utilized some of the best equipment on the market to capture these intimate and personal songs.  Everything from Hand Crafted German Microphones to Hand Built Class A Tube Preamps.  These tools gave us the detail and clarity needed to present her songs in the most pure form....”  

David B. Arnold -- Engineer

Wendy Webb • vocals, acoustic piano, acoustic guitar

Photography Cuba by Raúl Corrales • Randy Wayne White

Photo Painting by Robin Harvey

Photography by Alan Messer

Released 2003

1 Shadows and the Fire


Shadows and the fire

Each another liar

Shadows in a heart

Yet still scheming

Madly at the wire

Who did I see

Climbing up a ladder

You wanted me

Even if you shattered


Shadows and the fire

I cannot be acquired

Sadly you have chosen

To babble

Babble in the choir

Who did I see

Climbing up a ladder

You wanted me

Even if you shattered

Who did I see

Waiting for an answer

You wanted me

Even if you shattered


You were chasing

My disguise

Such a tattered

Naked lie

Every footstep

That you traced

Now has vanished

In your face


Who did I see

Climbing up a ladder

You wanted me

Even if you shattered


© Wendy Webb / Mark Keller

ASCAP

2  I Love Only You


Down on the plain of sorrow

Doubtful of all its meaning

Drawn in the breath we borrow

Drawn in the light of feelings


Lift up your eyes to see me

And you’ll know that I love only you

Give of your heart so freely

So that nothing could ever remove

Lift up your eyes to see me

And be certain of me without fear

There never was another

Who loved you and held you so near


Seeker of art and virtue

Do not forsake your vision

Keeper in part of beauty

Keeper in part of wisdom


Lift up your eyes to see me

And you’ll know that I love only you

Give of your heart so freely

So that nothing could ever remove

Lift up your eyes to see me

And be certain of me without fear

There never was another

Who loved you and held you so near


Lift up your eyes to see me

And you’ll know that I love only you


© Wendy Webb / Mark Keller / ASCAP

3  Set Me Free


Early morning I start to rise

Through my window I see the sky

Distant thunder sways my bed

As I wonder what’s ahead

Down the stairway to the street

There a man I chanced to meet

Though in tatters he was proud

Kept repeating right out loud


Set me free get me out of here

Set me free somewhere south of here

One two three rock right out of here

Set me free


Saw a woman dressed in furs

Slip into a car that purred

As she checked her diamond ring

I could swear I heard her say


Set me free get me out of here

Set me free somewhere south of here

One two three rock right out of here

Set me free


Caught a taxi and took a plane

Saw some generals who explained

That the people they keep down

All emit this certain sound


Set me free get me out of here

Set me free somewhere south of here

One two three shot right out of here

Set me free


© Wendy Webb / Mark Keller / ASCAP

4  Fantasia Extreme


This time

I swear it’s true

I hear bad chimes

Synthetic Christmas cheer

Then see how the

Carpetbaggers disappear

In the dark

Like alien beings

We just stand

And stare without seeing


This time

It really brought me down

And I ain’t never flown

This close to the ground

And everything’s moving

Without a sound

Uncomposed

Though no one can see

So transposed

To another key


Harbor in the night

Your ship remains

How gently it swings

On the moonlit bay

No voices asking you

Just how long you’ll stay

And in tales

Fantasia extreme

There ain’t nothin’

For no one to mean


© Wendy Webb / Mark Keller / ASCAP

5  Morning In New York


Morning is breaking in New York       

Love is born in a crowded sky

I see you, I need you

You’re my favorite lullaby

You are ageless

You are mine              

For an hour-glass of time

You are heavy

And loyal to me


In my world

There’s a corner just for two

And a long stream

Of coffee and the news

And ragged blackbirds fly


In my world

You’re my lucky alibi

A smoke screen

Love can justify

And the jagged skyline climbs


Roof by roof

Through corridor and street

Room by room

The chain of memory

Make another face

Another joke

Another scheme

Till we are gone forever

And free


In my world

I will dance today

A slow waltz

To a sad ballet

And ragged blackbirds fly


Open my eyes

Tell me no lies


Morning is breaking in New York

Silver horns and a golden sky

I see you, I need you

Don’t you ever say goodbye

You’re so tender

And you’re mine

So I’ll draw the dusty blind

You are mercy

And holy to me


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

Wendy Webb • vocals, piano, keyboard, acoustic guitar Jim Horn • saxophone

Dan Dugmore • electric guitar, pedal steel

David Grissom • electric guitars on ‘Set Me Free’

Dave Pomeroy • acoustic & electric bass

Glenn Worf • bass on 'Summer' & 'Fantasia Extreme'

Jonathan Yudkin • strings

Ron Krasinski • drums

Sam Bacco • percussion

Mark T. Jordan • organ on ‘Shadows And The Fire’

6  Paradise Street


I took a walk down paradise street

Grinnin’ my grin at every face I meet

And the glory I can see

Lookin’ out on paradise street


Started out that same old door

Like a thousand times before

Troubles on my mind nothin’ more

I flipped my switch the light came on

Hello Eden here I come


Was struttin’ down paradise street

Flashin’ my smile at every soul I meet

And the glory I can see

Lookin’ out on paradise street


Saw a child laugh and play

No crack to blow his mind away

Saw a rich man unlock his door

He’s not gonna practice greed no more

Saw an old woman dozing in the sun

Not afraid of anyone

I saw a tower of learning

A sacred place

They don’t study war no more

They cultivate the beauty in the minds

Of every race


I took a walk down paradise street

Grinnin’ my grin at every face I meet

And the glory I can see

Lookin’ out on paradise street


Saw the trees sprout and spread

No longer ashes cold grey and dead

Curing our blessed sky overhead

I saw the animals proud and free

Living in their Eden

As they were meant to be

Saw the water running clean and sweet

In a silver stream near my feet


I was dancing down paradise street

Lovin’ my love for everyone I meet

And the glory I can see

Lookin’ out on paradise street


© Wendy Webb / Nancy Harris / ASCAP

7 Summer


Painted in blue

Nothin’ to do

Our solitude

A still life in color


No one is there

No one to share

Our love affair

That changes like summer


We sleep all day

On a pad in the shade

Blue as the glade

That changes like summer


Born in your eyes

September skies

Drawn from above

And painted in love

And I wonder who knows

But no one could know

How strangely it goes

Changing each other

Strangely it goes

Changing like summer


The crowd goes somewhere

To noise and glare

But we’re far from there

Lazy like summer


Leave us to fate

Let time orchestrate

Our masquerade

That changes like summer


Bluer today

And fading like summer


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

8 Driving In A Dream


I fell asleep beneath the willow tree

You were there we were driving in a dream

We headed out for love and happiness

Driving off that emptiness

On a desert highway

Cool evening light

With my open face

Beneath the starry sky

Then I heard you whisper

Right in my ear

You can do anything

Overcome your fear


Driving me out

Let the night forget

Driving me on

To the wide sunset

Driving me out

Through the Great Northwest

Driving me on

So I can get some rest


Never mind the sun is on the sea

In my mind waves wash over me

We’ll never know all that we possess

Till the end of time we can only guess

Down a haunted highway

Wind in my hair

And the night is laced

With moonlight everywhere

Then I heard you whisper

Right in my ear

You have come this far

You can go from here


Driving me out

Let the night forget

Driving me on

To the wide sunset

Driving me out

Through the great Northwest

Driving me on

So I can get some rest


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

9  Where The Gods Came


By the stairway

To the heavens

Where the gods came

Say the legends

By the altar

Where they landed

Helmets on them

Fire flashing


Gleaming star

That came from heaven

Bringing gods

And magic weapons

Bright their wings

Of smoke and wonder

Noise of waters

Voice of thunder


To the children

Tell the story

How the gods came

In their glory

How their fathers

Father saw them

And went into the cave

To draw them


© Wendy Webb / Mark Keller / ASCAP

Photography and Design by Alan Messer

Produced by Mark Keller with Wendy Webb

Recorded and Mastered by Mark Keller

All Songs Published by Madvan (ASCAP)

Madvan Records

Morning In New York, was a privately produced, limited-run CD released by Madvan Records.

The Nashville recording was made with Mark Keller, and some very talented musician friends.

10  My Baby


My baby’s on the run

I guess I know what from

It has a certain ring

Child of endless dreams

He plays his passion beat

Through summer Congo heat

His mind’s a foreign land

And I love the man


Like a raven he’s a warning

Like a headlight in the morning

Like an angel here to save me

He’s a poet

He’s my baby


My baby talks to me

His heart is on his sleeve

A heart that broke like mine

After the great decline

He measures every shock

Of time’s connecting plot

He always understands

And that’s why I love the man


Like a raven he’s a warning

Like a headlight in the morning

Like an angel here to save me

He’s a poet

He’s my baby


He’s my baby

He’s my man

He’s my baby

Charlatan


© Wendy Webb / ASCAP

11 This Highway


Hey babe did you notice

That the lights began to blur

Down on this highway

Laid upon the earth

Hey babe is it hopeless

Is it wrong to see a sign

Down on this highway

In a bitter broken line


Hey babe have you seen it

Can you tell me what it’s like

Cause I’m so in need of

That kind of talk tonight

Well you say babe believe it

And the truth will fill the sky

But down on this highway

It’s whatever you can find


Heart that was mine

Could it all come out wrong

Partner in crime

Can a soul ‘ere be wrong

Ever so long

Oh who made it mine

To live here


Hey babe have you noticed

How the end is made to play

With every damage

Totally displayed

Hey babe do you hear me

Can you see me where I stand

Down on this highway

In a bitter broken land


© Wendy Webb / Mark Keller / ASCAP

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