A Prelude [Deluxe Edition] (includes chords & lyrics)

by Jenny & Tyler

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about

A Prelude is Jenny & Tyler's first album, recorded in Nashville in the Summer of 2006 and completed in Delaware in 2007. The album is a mix of folk, bluegrass, and jazz.

credits

released December 7, 2007

Jenny Somers - vocals
Tyler Somers - vocals, guitar, bass, programming
Grace Hoover/Lyndsay Wharton/Wilson Somers - piano
Adam Cooke/Rick Whitlock - drums
Corin Larraga - engineering
Brian Miku - mixing and mastering

tags

tags: folk Nashville

license

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Track Name: American Dream
Why can't everything be as real as You are to me
Why doesn't everyone say just what they mean
Why must we hide behind smiles we strain to find
Why can't everything be exactly as it's meant to be

The american dream. so fleeting. no meaning.
But I've got a reason.
The american dream. so fleeting. no meaning.

But I've got a reason to live

Walking down the street, they're filling the coffee shops
Sipping their usual cup, society's pick-me-up
Faces all the same
I nod at what's her name
It's just another day
They're all the same

Chorus

I've got reason to live

Chorus
Track Name: Love's Going To Last
I was sitting in the back of a new york city taxi cab
when I tried to look at the sky
what I saw were windows, bricks, and bridges down the road a bit
when a simple thought entered my mind

bricks will break, bridges fall, buildings come down
not much going to survive till tomorrow

but love's going to last forever
love's going to last forever
love's going to last forever
love's going to last forever and ever and...

magnificent by human standards, but the buildings can not touch the grandeur
of that which will survive
able to amaze us all, deep and wide and wonderful
this love of the Divine

bricks will break, bridges fall, buildings come down
not much going to survive till tomorrow

but love's going to last forever
love's going to last forever
love's going to last forever
love's going to last forever and ever and...

some people talking like things are going to remain
see it in the ads, in the news
but I think of all that's lost in yesterday
and my belief in love gets renewed

bricks will break, bridges fall, buildings come down
not much going to survive till tomorrow
Track Name: Nashville
once upon a time I met you
didn't know it then but we would
journey to a land so far away
hadn't even said I do's yet
didn't quite know just what love meant
I packed my bags and I got on a plane

I was so scared to make my mind up
but God said it was time for
me to make my way in the world
this little girl

I found love in Tennessee
I learned that love is good for me
I learned to love in Tennessee
Nashville Tennessee

every night a different venue
every fight I knew I loved you
more than I had the night before

I was so scared to make my mind up
but God said it was time for
me to make my way in the world
this little girl

I found love in Tennessee
I learned that love is good for me
I learned to love in Tennessee
Nashville Tennessee

he's perfect for me (she's perfect for me)

I found love in Tennessee
I learned that love is good for me
I learned to love in Tennessee
Nashville Tennessee
Track Name: Called Beauty
daily I could look at the gold and the fine, fine silver
with which You have adorned my arms and neck and fingers

so I was called beauty in the eyes
these gifts assured me You were mine
so I was called beauty in the eyes of my God and the angels

yet I sold all the jewels that You gave to me
and I used all the cash on other lovers I’d see
hoping that none would discover this feat
on the muck and the mire I’d continue to feast

daily I could take in the scent of the fragrance You’ve sprinkled on me
and all the clothes made of cashmere You give cause’ You call me lovely
daily I could look at how fair I was because of You
instead I’d forget what You’ve given and living for suitors I’d choose

still I remain treasured in the eyes of my God and the angels
still I remain treasured in the eyes of my God and the angels
still I remain treasured in the eyes of my God and the angels

yet I sold all the jewels that You gave to me
and I used all the cash on other lovers I’d see
hoping that none would discover this feat
on the muck and the mire I’d continue to feast

do not spare the rod how I long for faithfulness
tell me once again of Your grace and woo me in
let not these lovers be more attractive than You God
remind me of love
remind of You
Jesus all of You

still I remain treasured in the eyes
Track Name: It's Been Going On So Long
It's been going on so long
We'll buy away the emptiness
We'll run away from loveliness
We fill our lives with objects made of the atoms of the
Earth
But I heard a solution is here, a solution is near
Tell me...

It's been going on so long
We'll try to beautify the ugliness
Till beauty becomes relative
We pretend like there's no blemishes when we gaze into
The glass
But I heard a solution is here, a solution is near

Tell me...

They say, "wait, there's more than what's imagined"
They say "wait, there's more than what is fashioned by
Our own two hands"

It's been going on so long
We'll fight away the symptoms
We try to upset the sickness
But frequently confusing these symptoms with disease
But I heard a solution is here, a solution is near
Tell me...

Chorus

Beauty and Truth we all need; though who seeks?

Chorus
Track Name: Season
after eeg's and mri's, I can't explain why You'd put me through this
and when hamlet's lines are filled with rhymes
I have a hard time seeing what Your plan is

You say all things work together for my good
You say be patient but I wish You would

show me what this season in my life is for
I've been trying to seek You
seems You're shutting every door
show me what this season in my life is for
'cause I want so much more, so much more

the doctor called to say today the medication isn't going my way
your paper doesn't speak to me, reads red ink in every margin I see

You say ask and seek and knock and you will find
why won't You calm the worries on my mind

show me what this season in my life is for
I've been trying to seek You
seems You're shutting every door
show me what this season in my life is for
'cause I want so much more, so much more

work your renewal through my soul
bring me through the fire as gold
Living Water come and pour over me
wash me clean

show me what this season in my life is for
I've been trying to seek You
seems You're shutting every door
show me what this season in my life is for
'cause I want so much more, so much more
Track Name: Plans For Us
tears in eyes because she wonders where her gift has gone
fears in sight because it seems that they will not return
we're far from home and we can't seem to find a decent reason
why the One we call our love would put us in this season

we can make believe like we are satisfied
we want to taste and see the plans You have for our little lives

plans for us to prosper, far away from harm
You will come and answer, when we pray to You our God
plans to give us hope a future in Your arms
You'll be found by us when we seek You with all our hearts

You gave this song, You give so much and we do not know why
trust in You is all we can do, trust that You'll provide direction
these songs we sing seem vain because the waiting takes more time
patience give to us o Lord to wait until You guide

we can make believe like we are satisfied
we want to taste and see the plans You have for our little lives

plans for us to prosper, far away from harm
You will come and answer, when we pray to You our God
plans to give us hope a future in Your arms
You'll be found by us when we seek You with all our hearts

we were angry with You; we were tired of you feeling so far away
shaking fists at your face, wondering where is the grace You promised
You said you'd pull us through
and I'm told it's not your fault; You haven't moved
but still I can't find even a glimpse of you

we can make believe like we are satisfied
we want to taste and see the plans You have for our little lives

plans for us to prosper, far away from harm
You will come and answer, when we pray to You our God
plans to give us hope a future in Your arms
You'll be found by us when we seek You with all our hearts
Track Name: Wide-eyed
i used to be wide-eyed
with my childhood faith
and You could do anything
life used to be simple
all i had to do was pray
and i knew You would listen

so open up my eyes again
and help me to believe
'cause sometimes i lose faith
in the blood You shed for me
so help me to believe

i used to be three feet tall
and i felt so small in Your arms
i used to be fearless
i knew that You would keep me safe from harm

so open up my eyes again
and help me to believe
'cause sometimes i lose faith
in the blood You shed for me
so help me to believe

people telling me i'm crazy
people telling me i'm wrong
they keep trying to confuse me
make me want to run
so i renew my mind and then i find
Your love covers it all

so open up my eyes again
and help me to believe
'cause sometimes i lose faith
in the blood You shed for me
so help me to believe
Track Name: Product Of Culture
she's a product of culture with her body all covered
with logos set in motion by the walk that she's learned
on the shows of television, gaining attention is her mission
being the center of their vision and the subject of their thoughts

I wish her father would have told her
before she went and sold her body to the ones sitting behind a lit-up screen
I wish her father would have told her over and over that she is beautiful
that she is worth much more than an object of some fantasy
some sick dream

find me a reason she doesn't cry
when her skins mostly covered up by cameras and lights
I want to find her a reason not to trust her eyes
when they lie and tell her to be dissatisfied

she's a covered up princess yes she would never have an inkling
that a King would one day love her with a splendor as the stars
she'll be completely captivated - enamored by His face and
kept completely safe in His strong loving arms

I wish her father would have told her
before she went and sold her body to the ones sitting behind a lit-up screen
I wish her father would have told her over and over that she is beautiful
that she is worth much more than an object of some fantasy
some sick dream

find me a reason she doesn't cry
when her skins mostly covered up by cameras and lights
I want to find her a reason not to trust her eyes
when they lie and tell her to be dissatisfied

do not trust your eyes
for they lie
do not trust your eyes
just be satisfied

I wish her father would have told her over and over that she is beautiful
that she is worth much more
Track Name: You Think
You know me so well
each and every part
so much better than I know myself
every layer of my heart
but it's different with the world
I won't let anyone come in
can't let them know about my sin

'cause what will the think of me
when they finally see
this little girl they know
doesn't let her bruises show
what will the think of me
when they finally see
this little girl they know
doesn't let her bruises show
what will they think of me

the pastor speaks and I hang my head
so low I hope that | they will look at him instead
that man who left his wife and kids
so many years ago
no longer putting on a show
he's let the congregation know

'cause what will the think of me
when they finally see
this little girl they know
doesn't let her bruises show
what will the think of me
when they finally see
this little girl they know
doesn't let her bruises show
what will they think of me

and who am i to think that I'm more righteous than the rest
that I might stand a little straighter when You put me to the test
I'm lying when I tell myself I have to be the best
that's not what they expect

'cause what will the think of me
when they finally see
this little girl they know
doesn't let her bruises show
what will the think of me
when they finally see
this little girl they know
doesn't let her bruises show
what will they think of me

it's not what they think
it's how You think of me
Track Name: Coffee (Bonus Track)
every morning when i wake up
i got to have me a cup
of rich, bold, dark and smooth
it's the perfect brew

oh coffee
i love coffee
dee dee dee
oh coffee
i love coffee

i like to drink it at school
but it better not be cool
'cause it's only good hot you know
it keeps me warm in the snow