Long Way to Go

by Don Mercer

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released December 14, 2016

Written, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Don Mercer 2016.

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Don Mercer Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Track Name: Let The Music Play
Let The Music Play

Someday this will be over and things will change
Like every time before we'll re-arranged
And it don't make no difference if we stay out late tonight
'Cause what we miss in the morning yeah it'll be alright

I've been gone a while don't ask me where I been
You got a few secrets hiding out behind that grin
Don't ask me to explain, you'll be hanging on a string
I know that you don't post about everything

Too much information only brings us down
Take in only half of what I say
The silence in between says much more
Stop singing let the music play

And when we wake up we'll wonder what the hell we were thinking
It’ll feel messed up but we'll know we're alive
And it don't make no difference let somebody else win
I know that you don't post about everything

Too much information only brings us down
Take in only half of what I say
The silence in between says more to me
Stop singing let the music play
Track Name: World On Your Shoulders
World On Your Shoulders

Give me what money can't buy
I could give you a million reasons
Let's go
Let's simplify
Stop asking why
We can light the darkest corners of our tired minds

And all ... all the stars up in the sky are older
Then we will ever be

So don't worry about another trip around the sun
Yeah you're not the only one who's another year older
Yeah there is no hurry we can take our time
We've just begun
Yeah you're not the only one with the world on your shoulders

The world won't be as cold
As you say
Now where together
Put the bottle down
With imagination
We can light the darkest corners of our tired minds

And all ... all the stars up in the sky are older
Then we will ever be

So don't worry about another trip around the sun
Yeah you're not the only one who's another year older
Yeah there is no hurry we can take our time
We've just begun
Yeah you're not the only one with the world on your shoulders
Track Name: Long Way to Go
Long Way to Go

If you want to stay, you can stay
And if you want to go, you can go
But before you step out on that plane
I think there's something you should know
We got a long long long long way to go

It's been a long time since I've seen your face
But though the years it's never been erased
The memories are clear like pictures of you
So many times I almost called
Torn up letters that I have scrawled
Fill the pages and the basket with regret

If you want to stay, you can stay
And if you want to go, you can go
But before you step out on that plane
I think there's something you should know
We got a long long long long way to go

Maybe just once we could pretend
We'll always be friends ‘til the end
That life had worked out differently for us
‘Cause now we're here and I can't believe
Anything my eyes can see
You're as beautiful now as sun in a blue sky

If you want to stay, you can stay
And if you want to go, you can go
But before you step out on that plane
I think there's something you should know
We got a long long long long way to go
Track Name: Put It off a While
Put It off a While

Just waking up from a long night
Watching the sun rise over those hills
Smoke is rising from the ashes
From the fire we had

The cool air hits us as we move
From the cabin to the boat by the lake
Nobody speaks a word about the mistakes we make

But we all know the difference

There's a fire in us we can't control
For reasons why
We don't know
We might learn but could we put it off a while
We might learn but could we put it off a while

And there's ain't much that we get right
But we've stopped keeping score
'Cause winning don't mean nothing much
Nothing to prove here anymore

And if the others feel like running
They can run every where
If the world can spin out of control
I'll still standing right here

There's a fire in us we can't control
For reasons why
We don't know
We might learn but could we put it off a while
We might learn but could we put it off a while
Track Name: Feel Everything
Feel Everything

How many days feel like they're worth repeating?
How many days will end with a setting sun?
How many nights will hang the moon in the sky?
We got as many damn questions
As answers for you and I

But we don't even know where we are
Under the sun and the moon
Man there's so much fog

But we got time
Take a look at those silent stars
Let's make the most of these old guitars
‘Cause you can make them sing
Make them feel everything

How long will we wait before the wait is over?
Take the clock off the wall my friend we’ve just begun
We can sort it out
Got a look in your eye
Like nothing can stop you
'Cause nothing stops you and I

But we don't even know where we are
Under the sun and the moon
Man there's so much fog

But we got time
Take a look at those silent stars
Let's make the most of these old guitars
‘Cause you can make them sing
Make them feel everything

We don't even know where we're going
But we'll make plans
And though there's miles to go
We'll get there I know we can

But we don't even know where we are
Under the sun and the moon
Man there's so much fog

But we got time
Take a look at those silent stars
Let's make the most of these old guitars
‘Cause you can make them sing
Make them feel everything
Track Name: Until We Meet Again
Until We Meet Again

Well I've just got one photograph of you
Sitting on the step out by the shed there in the garden
Knowing that all your dreams would come true

We had plans that nobody else knew
We would soon be out of here and we'd soon have forgotten
Why we even stayed here this long

But this photograph’s all I got now
So until we meet again

I'll be here knowing you got angel wings on
I'll be here just wishing you’d walk right back in
I'll be here wishing you were here with me love
I'll be here until we meet again

It's hard for me to face that this is true now
Your shoes are on the rack there and your sweater looks forgotten
But you're not coming back time won't allow

We imagined everything the world could be for us
Stolen while we're sleeping dear, you'll never be forgotten
Everyday feels like it's just dragging on

But this photograph’s all I got now
So until we meet again

I'll be here knowing you got angel wings on
I'll be here just wishing you’d walk right back in
I'll be here wishing you were here with me love
I'll be here until we meet again

Waking up I often see you brushing your hair
You've been up the coffee's ready filling the air
And sometimes when it's late at night ... here all alone
Forgetting I reach over and I pick up the phone, and then

I'll be here knowing you got angel wings on
I'll be here just wishing you’d walk right back in
I'll be here wishing you were here with me love
I'll be here until we meet again
Track Name: Shut Down
Shut Down

I shut down when things get too deep
When I get tired I'll sleep
When I'm dead on my feet
Can't get no relief
I shut down

We all feel a little burnt this time of year
Time to slow it down
Maybe rest a while
It's been a long year
How the hell did we make it?

There are days we can't see
We can't even tell which way is up
Some days run into days
And nights into nights

Somehow, we dont't know
Somehow we end up feeling alright

I shut down when things get too deep
When I get tired I'll sleep
When I'm dead on my feet
Can't get no relief
I shut down

And you show love
Like you can love
Let's not fight
Let the sun shine our way

I shut down when things get too deep
When I get tired I'll sleep
When I'm dead on my feet
Can't get no relief
I shut down
Track Name: Leaves All Yellow
Leaves All Yellow

She been waiting there
She don't like the color of her hair
Says she don't care
But she don't like what she sees in the mirror

She goes to the car looks around and
Starts tapping on the wheel
Just to try and calm her nerves
She's standing outside the door
There's someone watching from behind the gate
Can she escape?

The autumn air has turned the leaves all yellow
(I hope there's heaven - waiting for the ones that are hurting)
She don't want no touch of a man
She said that she's been doing fine
Alone on this Monday morning ride
The autumn air has turned the leaves all yellow

I hope there's heaven - waiting for the ones that are hurting
Alone on this Monday morning ride
The autumn air has turned the leaves all yellow

He's been waiting there
He always loved the color of her hair
Say's he don't care
No one ever said that life is fair

He approaches her now from across the yard
Takes another breath and he hits her hard
And he knows that she will never come back again

The autumn air has turned the leaves all yellow
(I hope there's heaven - waiting for the ones that are hurting)
She don't want no touch of a man
She said that she's been doing fine
Alone on this Monday morning ride
The autumn air has turned the leaves all yellow
Track Name: You Were Here
You Were Here

Well we all know we're changing but we're not alone
Under the stars if you can imagine it
You can make it come true for you
You can make things happen but you gotta know
I miss the sound of your voice
I miss you coming home

Make your way back to me
Oh I wish you were here
Make your way back to me
Oh I wish you were here

Well we all know what we feel
But we cannot see
Any pain that others go through
That they don't show to you or me
So show a little kindness and see
Where it gets you

Make your way back to me
Oh I wish you were here
Make your way back to me
Oh I wish you were here

Make your way back to me
Oh I wish you were here
Oh I wish you were here
How I wish you were here
My dear ...