We Have Eyes

by Greg Grant

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1.
Out Of Ink (free) 04:54
Out of Ink Everybody got to find their own way home You can't show no one just how to go Some people like to fly high, some people like to stay down low I want to show you something real that you ain't seen Give you a little break in your routine When I talk about it, I want you to know what I mean You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink After spending time with you, you know that's what I think I wanted to write us a happy ending but with you, I've run out of ink I want to show you something good but you don't care All I get from you is a vacant stare The held out hand I'm holding out for you is hanging on to nothing but air I want to take you somewhere new but you won't go You'd prefer to stay around the things you know I thought we could get there, but you're just too damn slow Everybody got to find their own way home You can't show no one just how to go Some people like to ride fast, some people like to move real slow
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Here in the mountains I found my dream A life worth living In a place that's clean I love my life here I'm asking you people In this small town Please don't let But "progress" is coming So called progress It's hunting us down Rear it's ugly head We've got a two lane highway Don't let them deprive me There aren't no malls Of my beautiful home Here in the mountains They want to cut the trees down We want to keep things small And pave the roads It's fun in the city I'm asking you people I like to go sometimes Let's please make a stand But when I'm done there Cause we're all going to hell I need to hide If we destroy the land Out in the mountains They say bigger is better Far away But I disagree From the hustle and bustle Bigger out here means Of your busy day The end of our dream So you can keep your highways And your urban sprawl Out here in the mountains We want to keep things small
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Before I Go 04:42
First it’s slow and then it’s fast It crawls along then rushes past Before you know it, it’s all gone Before I go, I want to sing my songs I move slow But time moves fast It’s time to sow These seeds at last The future’s hiding in the past Life is good, I hope mine can last Time it comes and time it goes Where it slips to, I don’t know When you’ve got a lot to do It’s always running out on you I move slow But time moves fast It’s time to sow These seeds at last The future’s hiding in the past Life is good, I hope mine can last Like a boat out at sea I float and I’m free Sometimes it seems That life’s just a dream
4.
It's been awhile I've had this plan To get myself back to the land A place where I can be myself Don't want to be nobody else I'll plant some food and watch it grow All organic don't you know Won't pay for water that's for sure Right from the ground it's free and pure Please don't worry I'll be fine like a cat I've got nine If you miss me when I'm gone Think of me when you hear this song Or come with me now take my hand Let's get ourselves back to the land The country life's good for you and me Come on won't you come with me Wood is free to heat our home It's nice to watch the fire glow Won't have many bills to pay Won't have to run to stay in place We'll refuse to work too hard Won't let no bank hold all the cards We'll build our home with our own sweat To stay free stay out of debt
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All my life, I’ve been hearing How it’s supposed to be But what might seem good to you Might not be so good for me My life is my own Sorry if you disagree It belongs to me alone So you be you, let me be me All I need is some time On my own, to find what’s best You know, it ain’t no crime To be different from the rest How can you try and tell me What you’ve been told is true When what you’re trying to sell me Is just something they sold to you Some people try and tell you That it’s black when you see white If you question the so-called truth They just shake their heads and swear they’re right We don’t see though we have eyes We’re taught not to question the “truth” Most of us believe the lies Blind faith is our proof All my life I have heard How it’s supposed to be But truth doesn’t live in words It’s in the eyes that can see There’s no one best way To get where you’re going I guess I’d have to say It depends which way the wind is blowing So I’ll set my sails And hope for the best You know, if I should fail At least I didn’t stay down, like the rest
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Sitting here, like a rat in a cage Living with a woman who was once half my age With my guitar, I sit down in a chair In the mirror, I see her braid her long black hair And I just want to get back home I want to have just a little bit of time alone She looks at me and says that I should write a song I say, “sure thing” it shouldn’t take long Cause I don’t feel too alive today I am stuck here, I don’t have much to say And I just want to get back home I want to have just a little bit of space to roam People here live like sardines in a can That’s no kind of life for a Montana man Over here, I’m lost in the crowd In Montana, there’s sky all around Maybe it’s not for me to say But I think that there has got to be a better way It feels like skies here for me are gray I’m thinking about tomorrow to make it through today I strum my guitar, and these words start to flow Before I know it, this song starts to grow And I still want to get back home But when I play, the time don’t pass so slow Sitting here, like a rat in a cage Living with a woman who was once half my age I am glad she told me to write this song I was feeling down, but now I’m feeling strong And I just want to get back home Back to Montana, Montana is my home
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Some…times I feel lost When I’m down So I take a good look around And try To find a way To forget my mistakes There’s Always good in bad And when I’m really sad I can try To free my mind Get back to feeling fine Get back to trying To keep on smiling Time Will have the last say It moves us on to better days It washes away The bad taste Of our past mistakes Old Is just a state of mind When you feel like you’re out of time I’ve Been old before But not anymore I’m young again I gave up trying It felt like dying I’ve Had my face to the ground I’ve been kicked when I was down But I’ve Learned how to rise And open up my eyes To the light That’s all around You can’t always see it but If you go high above the clouds You Will see how The sun’s always shining It’s always shining If you just keep on climbing I’ve Felt my dreams crumble down In pieces on the ground But some Live on and Some take off And fly me around If we Could only see how Our time is now Yesterday’s gone Tomorrow never come around There’s only now Now, now, now… You know I’m still smiling Cause I keep on climbing
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She's A Girl 04:12
Wings at her window, in the morning Wings at her window, in the morning Wings at her window, in the morning Wings at her window, in the morning She’s special, she’s a girl Her words are gonna help to change this world Outside her window, she hears wings “Little Girl, wake up” is what the little bird sings If she could, she’d sleep until the afternoon But this world needs her to wake up and speak the truth The truth needs a voice like hers to be heard So, in the morning, she’s woken by a magical bird Round the world, people wait for her words Deep down inside, they know she’s pure Cause she’s special, she’s a girl Her words are gonna help to change this world Wings at her window, in the morning Wings at her window, in the morning
9.
Down here, by the seaside I’ve been clearing my mind Things haven’t been going so greatly But, right now, I feel fine The sunshine down here, is so bright That I must squint my eyes To see the seagulls flying Up there, in the sky Sunshine is all around me I’m surrounded by light I feel light, as a feather Everything is alright I had a girl who wouldn’t Treat me too kind I had a life before her That for her I left behind I miss the land that I Used to call home And I understand now Just how, you suffer, you grow But, down here by the seaside Things are just fine I feel light, as a feather Everything is alright
10.
Ebbtide 04:38
In life, there’s an ebb and flow Just how long we have, we don’t know But we all know it can’t last And it seems the tide can turn so fast At this point in my life I don’t want to waste no more time And now here I am I think I finally understand The good and bad that I’ve lived It was all a wonderful gift But now we have to say goodbye It seems that I’m out of time Please don’t worry for me The tide will turn again eventually Love it comes and goes Like the waves that crash to the shore At this point I think we should try Not to let more time pass us by We’ll meet again I’m sure I’m glad that you were mine and I was yours And now, here we are Looking back we’ve come so far When I look into your eyes You know it tears me up inside For now, we have to say goodbye It seems that we’re out of time We’ll meet again somehow But it’s goodbye for now
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Pegasus 04:08
Pegasus Would you fly me away Pegasus I need to fly away Just take me to that magic land To where I know I’m free Spread your wings And take me there Cause I need to feel free Fly me Across the sky Way up high where I can see Take me deep inside my mind Please bring me back to me Passing years Have shown to me Things I forgot to believe Mythical is just a word For what we forget to see You’re magical You rule the sky Mythical, you are free Passing years have shown me how You’ve always been there for me
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It's always difficult to try and classify Greg Grant's music - he is definitely a musician who is comfortable playing a variety of genres and he easily jumps from one to the other. This cd starts out with Greg playing slide guitar and a Rock/Acoustic Rock/Americana feel. The second song adds a Bluegrassy feel to it, by the third song he is into an African feel, a la Ali Farka Toure. Later on in the cd there are congas and dumbeks, saxophone and ebow, adding Jazz and a bit of Electronica into the list of genres he draws from. There is a lot of craftmanship and soul in all of the songs on this cd, both in the music and the lyrics. Most of "We Have Eyes" is very upbeat and earthy but by the end he takes us into a mellow, introspective, dreamy place, somewhere in outer or inner space. A great cd.

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released July 15, 2008

All songs by Greg Grant
© 2008 Altered State Records

All acoustic and electric guitars, ebow, drums, bass, congas, dumbek, shakers, alto saxophone and vocals by Greg.

Recorded with solar power at Strawbale Studio.
Engineered and mixed by Greg Grant and Linda Vigil.

Mastered by Rick Fisher.

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Montana based guitarist, saxophonist, singer, songwriter, composer, recording & live sound engineer.

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