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Keith Hampton
2006-12-31
2006 Keith Hampton / BMI

Story

From CHANCE & CHANGE. Produced by Keith Hampton & David Liquori. Vocals, guitar: Keith. Mandolin: Jim Dalton. Percussion: Catherine Birrer.
KEITH HAMPTON: Chance & Change

Lyrics

letting go is not the same as losing i just thought i’d let you know what i’ve been thinking you can call me up though we’re not waking up together anymore we can avoid goodbyes if some other words feel better like “see you later” i want to be a light in the life of everyone who knows me am i too shy to be a diamond in the roughness of this world where nothing’s right and nothing’s real? can i turn the wheel? let me heal and be healed spin and see what comes around for you and me turn the wheel getting mad is not the same as fighting but i didn’t know that so i was skeptical and spiteful it’s not enough to find somebody who can hold you because anything can fade until you’re left with no rescue but i want to be a light... letting go is not the same as losing i find comfort in this you still think it’s just confusing let’s turn the wheel can we turn the wheel? let’s turn the wheel turn the wheel
Keith Hampton
2006-12-31
2006 Keith Hampton / BMI

Story

From CHANCE & CHANGE. Produced by Keith Hampton & David Liquori. Vocals, guitar: Keith. Nylon guitar: Jim Dalton.
KEITH HAMPTON: Chance & Change

Lyrics

well there’s just no lack of love songs in this town and the storyteller’s always the last to learn i’m tired of my heart and its unexpected ways of living a beat behind all the love i find so i’d rather hear a lullaby tonight and fold another set of arms around me in my dream i swear i caught the moon spying on this afternoon and i still don’t believe in time no no but i had a message come to find me and wipe the embers from my eyes saying i was good, and that surprised me i may never have known i would never know so if you sing to me, make it sweet my friend the way your sorrow flows, i could catch it fast bring your best-kept memories, and a secret if you please show me the map of your mind and maybe sing for me a lullaby tonight won’t you sing for me your lullaby tonight ‘cause there’s just no lack of love songs
Keith Hampton
2006-12-31
2006 Keith Hampton / BMI

Story

From CHANCE & CHANGE. Produced by Keith Hampton & David Liquori. Vocals, guitar: Keith. Piano: Sandi Hammond.
KEITH HAMPTON: Chance & Change

Lyrics

we come from the land of walnut and mulberry trees cattle and corn and dairy farms and factories i’ve waited for you like i know my love you’ve waited for me to come together this way, this way here in the house of my childhood with all of my dreams i’m writing your name in the story of my history i’m dressed in my best just to kiss you and we know what it means so they can see us this way, starting today this is not an unexamined soul i’ve been learning with every hit and miss how to lean into the wind, lean into the wind with you love will balance every challenge of time, chance and change this will be our dance, this is how we’ll sway so i stopped searching every fleeting face in a crowd for the one pair of eyes i could memorize inside and out i send a message to you in the future looking back on us now let’s remember this day, always this is not an unexamined soul... if we find a barrier, we can build a bridge we can build a bridge if we feel a storm cloud coming we’ll always know where our shelter is for this is not an unexamined soul...
Keith Hampton
2006-12-31
2006 Keith Hampton / BMI

Story

From CHANCE & CHANGE. Produced by Keith Hampton & David Liquori. Vocals, guitar: Keith. Nylon guitar: Jim Dalton.
KEITH HAMPTON: Chance & Change

Lyrics

on this day i take this one here in this place now we’ve begun i have no fear i have only love for this one maybe there are miles left in this world for me to roam but these will always be the arms to welcome me back home home so with this ring like the first kiss i give everything i will remember this let the choir sing let this life begin here with this one this one on this day... i have no fear i have only love for this one this one
Keith Hampton
2006-12-31
2006 Keith Hampton / BMI

Story

From CHANCE & CHANGE. Produced by Keith Hampton & David Liquori. Vocals, guitar: Keith.
KEITH HAMPTON: Chance & Change

Lyrics

tonight i’m singing to the moon nobody else is gonna hear tonight i’m singing to the moon let it shine down this song on you my dear keeping time with the windsong voices ride the night on a quiet breeze is there some fault that i could take, some penance i might make to deserve this peace? o precious peace so tonight i’m praying to the moon nobody else will answer me and tonight i’m praying to the moon bless my soul, bless this mystery i’ll be careful not to wake the neighbors i will only whisper, never wail all the secrets that i keep sometimes steal away my sleep so i dream awake. come, waking dreams the new moon likes to hide behind a shadow like new love, always secretly obscure we always want the fullness and the brightness i want to orbit you so tonight i’m dancing with the moon everybody else has tripped my feet tonight i’m dancing with the moon look up love, above you, dance with me
Keith Hampton
2006-12-31
2006 Keith Hampton / BMI

Story

From CHANCE & CHANGE. Produced by Keith Hampton & David Liquori. Vocals, guitar: Keith. Mandolin: Jim Dalton.
KEITH HAMPTON: Chance & Change

Lyrics

he picks himself up and says “i will not fall again” brushing the dust off of his knees and his hands and his pride in the afternoon haze of this august-day reverie he is climbing and leaping and living through eight-year-old eyes to the top of the stairs where the ledge is just high enough it’s a thrill to look down and set one foot out leaning in space a safety pin binding his terrycloth wonder-cape to his makeshift identity, gleaned from a comic-book page all of the magic he’s seen sunday school and saturday tv granting him wings in his dreams so many stories, so many reasons to fly his journey is less than a fraction of fantasy he’s a dandelion seed drifting joyously frozen in time but down to the ground measures four feet of ecstasy ‘cause the porch and the lawn could be mars and the moon, in his mind all of the magic he’s seen... fly the end of the day is a sky filled with street lights and a crimson divide in the clouds as the sun goes to sleep he picks himself up and says “i will not fall again” i will not fall, i will not fall i will not fall i will not
Keith Hampton
2006-12-31
2006 Keith Hampton / BMI

Story

From CHANCE & CHANGE. Produced by Keith Hampton & David Liquori. Vocals, guitar: Keith. E-bow: Jim Dalton. Percussion: Catherine Birrer.
KEITH HAMPTON: Chance & Change

Lyrics

grinding my teeth on the train, on my way out to meet you i’m burning to be a brand-new version of me when i see you all the limits and the borderlines are stretching out and shaking me awake i thought i put to sleep my desire to keep you, up until today it isn’t really love you are not the one surely you are more than just familiar. i’ve put up a brilliant fight and i know these city streets like i’d know the curve of your cheek in any light what if i could swallow this? the more i choke, the less i’d miss of you? you were safely out to sea, barely bound to me, and unforgiven too it isn’t really love you are not the one it isn’t really, no no holding back this thunder as another “nice to see you” slips away the damage done is less, but you’d never guess the secrets that i save my one and only weakness lingers on beyond my best defense if i rise from underneath this, will i only just be free to fall again? you are not the one it isn’t really love, no no you are not the one
Keith Hampton
2006-12-31
2006 Keith Hampton / BMI

Story

From CHANCE & CHANGE. Produced by Keith Hampton & David Liquori. Vocals, nylon guitar: Keith. Banjo: Jim Dalton. Percussion: Catherine Birrer.
KEITH HAMPTON: Chance & Change

Lyrics

i’m gonna miss your arms around me at night i’m gonna miss your legs tangled up in mine i’m gonna miss your breath warming up my neck gonna miss you soon here comes goodbye again i’m gonna miss your strength when i’m sinking low will i wish you near when i’m all alone? i’m gonna miss your smile i hope i don’t forget it i’m gonna miss you soon here comes goodbye again we’ve been walking softly, trying not to wake the truth and breathing deep, holding on to another day or two together i’m gonna miss my chance if i don’t take it soon i’m gonna lose my nerve if i think of hurting you i’m gonna miss me yours gonna miss you mine gonna miss you soon goodbye, goodbye
Keith Hampton
2006-12-31
2006 Keith Hampton / BMI

Story

From CHANCE & CHANGE. Produced by Keith Hampton & David Liquori. Vocals, guitar: Keith. Percussion: Catherine Birrer.
KEITH HAMPTON: Chance & Change

Lyrics

well the first time i left you it just didn’t take so i backpedaled, settled into you, it was almost home like a thousand-mile rewind, driving down the interstate i moved again through every city separating our comfort zones late one night, you prophesized told me there were things about you baby i would want to change you couldn’t be changed that was my warning, my storm cloud in the morning we were never a sure thing and that was my warning well the last time you kissed me, i was someone else now every stranger you meet could be me, and i see you at every turn all the little bits of history that were you and me, i now claim for myself you may wish to forget me, but i bet we were more than just a lesson learned late at night, you prophesized told me there were things about you baby i would want to change but you wouldn’t be changed that was my warning... now you’re standing in my doorway, your leather jacket shining and i try to see things your way, but i’ve been bleeding you are blinding me my storm cloud in the morning, we were never a sure thing but you gave me a warning
Keith Hampton
2006-12-31
2006 Keith Hampton / BMI

Story

From CHANCE & CHANGE. Produced by Keith Hampton & David Liquori. Vocals, guitar: Keith. E-bow: Jim Dalton.
KEITH HAMPTON: Chance & Change

Lyrics

you thought i didn’t hear you but i did you thought that i was sleeping while i hid my eyes and held my breath your vigil was my rest as i listened in the dark to every whisper you used to say my name like a prayer within a dream almost silently you spoke your love for me so sweetly in my ear when you were here you though i might leave you and i did ‘cause you never made your case now we’re circling the space that’s left between and all this love i’ve been saving up forever just won’t go away o my tidal wave i know you gave your best for me now the rest will be just a shadow of the years when you were here o my tidal wave... you thought i didn’t hear you but i did
Keith Hampton
2006-12-31
2006 Keith Hampton / BMI

Story

From CHANCE & CHANGE. Produced by Keith Hampton & David Liquori. Vocals, guitar: Keith. Nylon guitar: Jim Dalton.
KEITH HAMPTON: Chance & Change

Lyrics

somebody loved you a little a long, long time ago but i’m here to tell you that today somebody loves you a lot, somebody loves you a lot somebody wrote you a letter that tore your heart up it split your soul, but you’re almost whole by now and today somebody loves you a lot, somebody loves you a lot but when you looked back at me from your hundred-mile distance did you fear for our story, starting in such struggle and grief? or did you think i was lying? does “i love you” mean “i’m ready to leave?” someone touched you too deeply and damaged your armor your battlefield might never heal but right now, right here somebody loves you a lot, somebody loves you a lot and when the curtain came down on our hundred-day romance i was applauding your beauty, soon to shiver with the tears of goodbye i followed you into silence, waiting for an encore or another chance somebody loves you a lot, somebody loves you a lot somebody loves you
Keith Hampton
2006-12-31
2006 Keith Hampton / BMI

Story

From CHANCE & CHANGE. Produced by Keith Hampton & David Liquori. Vocals, guitar: Keith.
KEITH HAMPTON: Chance & Change

Lyrics

summer’s come and gone the green is giving way and i am turning circles every year looking for a lesson that is trying to be taught as schoolbooks gather dust down in the dark but i really got to know you in the winter, didn’t i? we thought our time was over but we strengthen as the snow flies summer’s come and gone i’m rushing like a fool looking for some stillness by and by the unofficial new year’s eve moving carloads of your life all the dominos are trading homes tonight but i really got to know you... summer’s come and gone but the silver, faint tattoo still decorates my finger from your ring and if we never find a springtime or a home i’ll be your september whenever summer comes and goes ‘cause i really got to know you... summer’s come and gone come and gone