New Song Demos

The Land Beyond© Nov 14/2020- David Bradstreet/Robert Priest
00:00 / 04:07
Hindsight 2020© Jan 14/2021 - David Bradstreet
00:00 / 03:07
Temple Moment Sanctuary © Jan 29/2021 - David Bradstreet/Robert Priest
00:00 / 04:07
A Questioning Mind© Feb 08/2021 - David Bradstreet
00:00 / 03:51
I Thought I Knew© Feb 25/2021 - David Bradstreet
00:00 / 02:59

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THE LAND BEYOND ©2020

  music: ©David Bradstreet

  lyric: Robert Priest

 

Am

Well the porthole was my window

        C

and the top bunk was my bed

   G

as off the starboard railing

  Am

I hung my sea-sick head.

    Am

And all was forward motion

            C

the rocking clock of the sea,

   G

we crossed the Atlantic ocean

        Am      G          Am

Mother, Father, Sister and me.

 

Yes we left our little island,

London town where life began.

I swore I'd never forget her

as we waved goodbye to Nan.

Oh we sailed the rolling sea lanes,

and watched the marker buoys bob.

My mother left her mother

Dad came looking for a job.

 

           G

With one land way behind us

and another way beyond

      F

and in between was ocean

                  E      Am

our ship sailed on and on…

 

Well I couldn’t bring my playthings

Old Teddy and my toys.

There was baggage room for just one thing

so I had to make a choice.

Yes I had to pick one item,

one treasure I could bring -

so I chose my little banjo uke

because I loved to sing.

 

We left one land behind us

for another way beyond

and in between was ocean

our ship sailed on and on…

 

we saw icebergs off of Greenland,

a school of whales swam by.

We entered the Saint-Lawrence

and heard the sea gulls cry.

All down that mighty river

it thrilled me to my core - 

fourteen days to old Quebec

I finally stepped ashore.

 

There was one land way behind us

And another way beyond

and in between was motion

our train rolled on and on…

 

And on that train to Toronto

I thought of my dear Nan, 

my grandmother so far away

from this grand mysterious land.

Well the years rolled by in Toronto -

new life, new friends and yet

I still pluck that old banjo uke

and I know I’ll never forget.

 

Always one dream way behind me

and another one way beyond

and in between was music

life rolls on and on and on…

 

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HINDSIGHT 2020

©2021 David Bradstreet/Subterranean Mus!c

 

   C                  G

We sheltered there in our safe home

    F

the family locked indoors alone

    C           G

and unaware the children played

   F

in our front room day after day.

    Am            Em

How did we get to this dark place?

      F

Could we have helped to change the pace

   Am              Em

of creeping danger tough to see

    F               D

the insane lies and halted dreams?

 

 

G            D

Take another look around

    C

and marvel at your empty town

     G     D

this hindsight 20/20 might

 C

avoid the blinding future fight…

 

    C               G

The brave essential workers fed

   F

us hope despite the luck that led

   C                 G

to broken hearts and faded jobs

    F

the shocking hum of human mobs.

   Am             Em

It lasted so much longer than

   F

we thought it would when it began.

   Am              Em

We shelter here up on the hill

   F               D

we trust the scientific will…

 

    G              D

can set us free to walk in sun

C

hand in hand the future run,

   G                 D

to dance beneath the wounded sky

     C

with fewer minds to wonder why…

 

  C              G

I want to say to every child

    F

who won’t recall a world defiled,

  C                G

I hope you get the chance to be

    F               D

the ones who try to set us free…

 

   G              D

So set us free to walk in sun

C

hand in hand the future run,

   G                 D

to dance beneath the wounded sky

     C

with fewer minds to wonder why.

   G              D

Ah set us free to walk in sun

C

hand in hand the future run,

   G                 D

to dance beneath the open sky

     C

with saner minds to wonder why…

 

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TEMPLE MOMENT SANCTUARY ©210129

     music: ©David Bradstreet

     lyric: Robert Priest

 

F

I duck down into my soul

C

cut free my thoughts just let them flow

F

cut loose the stories watch them drift

      C

those heavy feelings I let them lift 

Bb                             F

all things pass, they’re temporary

     C       C7             F

in my temple moment sanctuary

 

I breathe down into my skin

I breathe out fear from deep within

untie my worries let them fly

I open the door and say goodbye

all things pass they’re temporary

in my temple moment sanctuary

 

    C                           F

let fall those leaves, let them scatter

C                        F

just for now they do not matter

   Bb                         F

no blinding light, no load to carry

      C      C7              F

in my temple moment sanctuary

 

my brow is smooth for just a while

I sink down allow my smile

forget my hurry think release

breathe into my heart, breathe out peace

all things pass, they shift and vary

in my temple moment sanctuary

 

    C                           F

lay down the load, the weight I carry

      C      C7           F

in my temple moment sanctuary

Bb                           F

all things pass, they’re temporary

      C      C7            F

in my temple moment sanctuary

 

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A QUESTIONING MIND

©2021 David Bradstreet/Subterranean Mus!c

 

instr. intro

 

A              Eadd4  A

We started out questioning

   E13sus4           E7

we ached to find the truth

        A            Eadd4  A

with everything that we all said

   E13sus4              E7

we stumbled through our youth

   G        

We made some fool mistakes back then

    D

But didn’t let it show

   C

we paid the price of ignorance

  Esus4             E7

a debt that I still owe…

 

Years ago we sailed across

the Southern Ocean blue

A quest for new horizons

that challenged all we knew

And what we sought in leaving

we found returning home

We left not quite believing in

our strength out on our own.

 

     D               C#m

  We laughed ‘til we cried

      Bm            A

  and cried ‘til we laughed

  F#m          E

  Leading one another

          D

  down an unfamiliar path

     D             C#m

  We cried ‘til we laughed and oh

      Bm              A

  we laughed ‘til we cried

  F#m          E

  Showing one another

    D           A

  a questioning mind 

 

instr.

 

Many times we looked so hard

But sometimes failed to see

Discussing all those nagging doubts

we never quite agreed

and hanging on false promise or

believing the big lie

is not worthy of the gift we got

of a questioning mind

 

But it’s alright, ‘cause now I know

we landed right on cue

Arriving here on solid ground

and standing next to you

You’ve given me the answer

although it took some time

to find our way in this world

with a questioning mind 

 

  We laughed ‘til we cried

  we cried ‘til we laughed

  Leading one another

  down this undiscovered path

  We cried ‘til we laughed and oh

  we laughed ‘til we cried

  Showing one another

  a questioning mind

 

instr. tag

 

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I THOUGHT I KNEW

©2021 David Bradstreet/Subterranean Mus!c

 

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G

In the time before we met

  F

I looked for you so long

  G

I made my way down countless roads 

   F

to find the perfect song

 

Then late one night in Dover town, 

you found me on the beach

The lake so calm, the rippled moon 

just barely out of reach

 

      C Am        Em   G

  But I thought I knew

  C                Am         Em  G

  what a whispered word could do

 

Two can choose the favourite game 

when we hold a pair of hearts

You kept your hand close to your chest

I played my highest cards

 

  Yeah I thought I knew

  what a winning hand could do

 

    F

    And at the moment that I found you 

    I felt it deep inside

    D

    and saw the future coming

    like the rising of the tide

 

We walked next day in Dover town

I reached to hold your hand

You said to me “this feels like home” 

the wish became the plan

 

  Yes I thought I knew

  what a winning hand could do 

  Oh I thought I knew

  what a winning hand could do 

 

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