In Those Days

by Chris Taylor

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1.
There you stood in the doorway Your eyes like laser beams Kind smile and a glancing nod That’s the way we met Crème filled donuts at 6am Late night calls that never end Long walks on the parkway Your heart filled with hesitance I tried not to show it….I didn’t want to blow it You opened the door I walked through We stood on the threshold we both knew Taking a chance, this is our dance I’m totally absorbed with you You were scared…you had your fears I was moving fast full speed ahead So we pulled back, gave up ground It was our redeeming grace Testing time and testing patience I wrote songs to fill the space Together walking gently Slow dancers on a cake I wanted to show it…..I didn’t want to blow it You opened the door I walked through We stood on the threshold we both knew Taking a chance, this is our dance I’m totally absorbed with you
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Newborn baby in my neighborhood Celebration of new life Rejoicing on the street Gracing my neighborhood Old man dies in my neighborhood Buried next to his wife of 60 years Served his country in his youth Changed his life with unseen scars In my neighborhood You’ll find new beginnings In my neighborhood You’ll find peaceful endings Single woman down the street Been divorced for many, many years She’s a survivor, she’s so strong Trims her roses in the rain In my neighborhood There are no street signs In my neighborhood You can see and still be blind….all in my neighborhood Black man mows his lawn Tattooed teen playing her guitar Two men next door are so in love….in my neighborhood There are no wars in my neighborhood No one being judged in my neighborhood Justice thrives in my neighborhood And Jesus’ name is good….in my neighborhood
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03:56
She’s loaded - fully automatic A 10-gallon walk with a pistol smile she’s a shotgun ready to blow Trigger happy, a smoking gun She’s got ammo to spare so you best beware she takes no prisoners Well I got lost in her sights and I was dead to rights She eased on the trigger and the blast came strong But her first shot missed but her love hit like ricochet I tired to resist but her love hit like a ricochet Reloaded, the chambers full She’s smooth in the hand with an easy grip, like Colt 44 Target practice, straight for the heart She shoots from the hip better give no lip she’s got you covered Well I could not escape it was way to late I ran for cover but I discovered That her first shot missed but her love hit like a ricochet I tried to resist but her love hit like a ricochet It ain’t no use I got no excuse I’m staggered by her love and whoa what a love….. She’s loaded - fully automatic A 10 gallon walk with a pistol smile she’s a shot gun ready to blow Trigger happy, a smoking gun She’s got ammo to spare so you best beware she takes no prisoners Well I got lost in her sights and I was dead to rights She eased on the trigger and the blast came strong But her first shot missed but her love hit like ricochet I tired to resist but her love hit like a ricochet
4.
Charlie can't speak a word he just rocks back and forth But he greets you with a smile Little Jennifer, barely moves and you wonder how she survives Crippled, contorted, useless limbs Eyes that never see Shriveled bodies on a bed A heart break of humankind Angels in waiting, longing to fly Reaching out to the highest point of God's loving eyes Angels in waiting, longing to sing Heaven's voices calling them in….Angels in waiting. Mom and dad seeing their dreams die Grief that hardens the soul More than just questions, more than why Searching for hope. Each day passes, still the same Where is the joy? Life in the balance, on the edge What do you pray? Angels in waiting, longing to fly Reaching out to the highest point of God's loving eyes Angels in waiting, wanting to sing Heaven's voices calling them in….Angels in waiting Oh….The heartache, reaches for release…then release. Angels in waiting, longing to fly Reaching out to the highest point of God's loving eyes Angels in waiting, wanting to sing Heaven's voices calling them in….Angels in waiting.
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03:20
We all leave our mark Some light the earth Others touch our hearts with their fingerprints Some love to explore Others write their stories Some taste new wine Others walk in glory Some rise above Many sink in pain Others choose a different road or remain the same Light through a window There you'll see Clear as the day, and hard to remove…Fingerprints We all leave our mark Sometimes understated Slightest impressions with our fingerprints With our fingerprints You touched me with your fingerprints
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06:19
A man of passion A man of pain A preacher a father A companion A gentle heart With a raging fire Foolish servant In oversized shoes He walked the desert Heartache in his past Embracing the Creator To tame his savageness He is a man… That gives a damn Profound simplicity His calling card Creative chaos In his wake A man of vision A man of prose A humble heart That rarely froze Yes he stumbled Said some unkind words Raised his voice in anger As he declared his humanness He is a man… That gives a damn
7.
He was born to a teenage mother Far away from his homeland It would forever change his life Hidden away in a small Minnesota town…that’s what they did in those days Her heart longing for home She could her those childhood songs She packed up her young son-took him across the sea How would she face her hometown…that’s what she did in those days In those days…in those days That’s what they did in those days He grew up with rumors and innuendo A weight too much to ask Love it seems had stipulation He always knew where he stood….in those days Anger and sadness…surely broke his heart Never quite fitting in Always living at a distance Always wanting to belong…in those days The hurt, the shame and all the blame How he must have walked alone many times Even when words of love were spoken They were hard to receive…in those days In those days…in those days That’s what they did in those days So here I stand where he stood A place of beauty and serene Walked the steps of his childhood Somehow I think he knows what this means to me….in these days
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03:39
Oh Lord there’s been a tragedy It’s face so real the cost so high Heartache among hardship Another child dies alone- beneath the rubble of her home Oh Lord there’s been a catastrophe Is this Your Kingdom come? Is this Your will be done? The hurt, the pain and death Are my prayers wasted breath? Oh Lord there’s been a calamity That’s exposed our human frailty Yet in the ruins and debris Are the hands compassion brings They are hands of love The hands of hope The very hands of God God of Heaven, God of Earth Let us not forsake the least For in this desperate time May your healing bring release Oh Lord there’s been a tragedy The display of human suffering We see the eyes of misery Let us show our humanity Among this tragedy Spoken: Blessed are those that mourn For they shall be comforted Scripture reference spoken: Matthew 5:4

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Classic keyboard pop on themes of love, family and faith.

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released August 1, 2012

Bart Hafeman gets all the credit for making this album happen. He was not only the engineer and producer but his arrangements took my demo's to levels I had never known. Great talent and truly one of the kindest human beings around.

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Chris Taylor Portland, Oregon

Chris Taylor's love for music goes as far back as he can remember. He started taking piano lessons at the age of 8, and has been writing songs since he was in high school. After college, he built a career as a radio on-air personality, voiceover artist, professional emcee and club/mobile DJ. Chris plays keyboard & acoustic guitar in the classic R&B dance band, HomeBrew in his hometown of Portland. ... more

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