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Tim McHugh
Tim McHugh

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the clouds of winter they have all blown away

the sun is coming at the break of the day

because it's morning, because it's morning

I see the glory of the light breaking through

the world is shining now and life's feeling new because it's morning  because it's morning

and I'm waiting for you now...waiting for you now...waiting for you now follow me

there's an endless universe of love in my soul

I'll live forever and never get old because it's morning...because it's morning

and I'm waiting for you now...waiting for you now...waiting for you now follow me 

(Thanks to Casey and Morgan McHugh and Abby Gundersen for adding their gorgeous voices to this song.)

Tim McHugh
Tim McHugh

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I was just thinking of a place that we could run...that we could run

and if we go there maybe we could touch the sun...touch the sun

'cause I saw the road....and I saw the road

I was just thinking of a place that we could be...that we could be

and if we go there maybe we would never leave...we'd never leave

'cause I saw the road....

Tim McHugh
Tim McHugh

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saw the towers when they fell down saw the ashes on the ground

heard the sirens, heard the cries while the planes fell from the skies

then I heard somebody say there's gonna be some hell to pay

a war on terror has begun and now we got Osama on the run

and as the smoke it filled the air in the backroom of some corporate lair

they made their plans for endless war and the profits they began to soar

and while the people cheered them on the freedom they once knew had gone

auctioned to the profiteers and all that they had left behind was fear

there's a face you'll never see in this at-risk democracy

he hides behind the smoke and flames ringing up his bloody gains

while leaders bow to these same kings who fill their purses and pull their strings

who tell you who must live or die why you must kiss your liberty goodbye

don't let them, don't let them take it

take it all away....

Tim McHugh
Tim McHugh

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I hear the bombs and I don't know why I see the dust rising in the sky

I feel the rage comin' from on high I hear the screams and I wanna cry...

not in my name anymore...not in my name anymore...I won't play the game, not in my name

not in my name anymore

I hear the roar of a great machine, I see the face of a dead marine

I wanna wake but it's not a dream, a war it grows and I wanna scream...

not in my name anymore...not in my name anymore...not in my name anymore...not in my name anymore...

Tim McHugh
Tim McHugh

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every day I wake up and wonder where I’ve been

every time I see you I know I've found a friend

and it’s been a long long time since I understood

what it means to be alive what it means to be good…

too much information running through my brain

far too many people acting all insane

and I long for better things and I long for love

I only wanna be with you it’s really all that I’m thinking of

there’s a love but it’s breaking on my shoulders

there’s a hope but it’s bearing down on me

there’s a man with a gun and he’s on the hunt now

there’s a world but it makes no sense to me

and I’m  singing out of tune

I’m singing out of tune

there’s a hatred I’m not understanding

it’s a road but I know where it leads

there’s a world but it seems it’s catching fire

there’s a love and it’s washing over me

and I’m singing out of tune

I keep singing out of tune

Tim McHugh
Tim McHugh

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so many years I’ve wandered so many times I’ve run

looking for my piece of heaven or just looking for some sun

didn’t know where I was going and I didn’t even care

didn’t think I’d ever find you but now your face

is everywhere

I can’t deny that in my life I’ve seen some darker years

said goodbye too many times I’ve had my share of tears

but you’ve given me a reason to finally slow things down

and now that you have come to me I feel your love all around…

you have followed me like a flaming dove

like an endless river I am drowning in your love

when I was just a little one I thought life would be so long

now I’m getting older and I see that I was wrong

fading like a day dream the time just slips away

but I wouldn’t trade for anything, for what I got…today

you have followed me…

Tim McHugh
Tim McHugh

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if I could sing I would give anything

for you to listen to these words

I never knew what a dose of your sweet love could do

for one so jaded as myself, so wary as myself

if I could be with a woman who was meant for me

you’re the one that I’d be thinking of

and when I’m down you always turn my head around

you always lighten up my eyes

and I’ll play this song and even if I sing it wrong

and even if it’s out of key

I want  you to know there’s not a place I wouldn’t go

I’d be there if you needed me, if you needed me…

all that I have all that I see all that I do now

it would never be enough to show my love for you

I swear to you now as I’m making a vow that I will be keeping

I will stand with you ‘til my dying day

if I could sing I would give anything

for you to listen to these words

‘cause I never knew how much I’d fall in love with you

how much you’d ever see me change…thank you for the change

Tim McHugh
Tim McHugh

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so you live so you die never laugh never cry

never hot never cold never shy never bold

never whisper never yell never heaven never hell

never love never hate never choice never fate

I took a place for you beyond this divide

beyond this divide

I took a place for you beyond this divide

beyond this divide

so you live so you die in the blink of an eye

not much time to get it right before it’s time to say good night

I took a place for you beyond this divide

beyond this divide

I took a place for you beyond this divide

beyond this divide I’m waiting for you…follow me

Tim McHugh and the Lost Poets
Tim McHugh

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how many ways can I say that I love you before you understand?

how many words must be spoken before there is a meaning

how many lives must lost before you live

how many times must you lose before you win

how many ways can your heart be shattered before you get it right?

how many nights must we walk through the darkness before there is a light?

(Thanks to Lost Poets Anna Schaad, Jim Lindquist, and John Neighbor for their performances.)

Tim McHugh and the Lost Poets
Tim McHugh

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I never meant to watch you fall from your grace

I never meant to let you down

I never wanted you to live and die alone

in the cage you've learned to call your home

(Thanks to Lost Poets Caryn Simmons, Anna Schaad, Jim Lindquist and John Neighbor for rocking this.)

Tim McHugh (with John Weeks and Randy Omel)
Tim McHugh

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I see the shadows race across the land and I want to take your hand

we'll disappear before the dawn and your heart could be my song

I want to love you more than you could know it's so hard to let it show

your eyes have spoke a thousand fears have they spoke a thousand tears

and I see the sun is drifting lower in the sky about to say goodbye for one more day

and I do believe that I've been wandering all along, never see the light before the dawn

before the dawn

I wonder if our hearts could stay the same, or if changes change your name

I felt this feeling long ago like a silent winter snow

shouldn't we go barefoot in the rain just to feel our feet again

then we'll know that we're still here though our thoughts aren't always clear...

(This is the title cut of my 1989 release featuring John Weeks on violin, and Randy Omel on keyboards.   I plan to have this rare recording available on CD and Mp3 in the very near future.)

Tim McHugh
Tim McHugh

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Tim McHugh and the Lost Poets
Tim McHugh

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oh my house is burning down, oh my house is burning down oh my house is burning down 

green mountains turned to wasteland the ocean's turned to brown

planet turned commodity something's going down

criminals in banker's clothes tell you that it's fine

stealing from the future and they're robbing from the blind

oh, and my house is burning down...

when I was a younger child I used to be so free

before I took a number before they got to me

domestication was their game programming the mind

now I sit and wonder how I made it out alive

oh, but my house is burning down...

(Thanks to Jon Mack, John Neighbor, Caryn Simmons and Jim Lindquist for their stellar performances on this song.)

Tim McHugh (with Swil Kanim)
Tim McHugh

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you almost lived you almost made it through the night almost found a way to be

johnny was a fighter that's what some might say who didn't know his gentle way

your beauty flowed like the river when she was runnin' high

ripping through the valley ripping through the time

and I am searching for the meaning in your unfinished song

when you called to say you were coming home

you really meant "so long"

everything was clear you said you were not angry anymore you found your happiness

you served your time and dreamed of how your life would be coming clean

your beauty flowed like the river when she was runnin' high

ripping through the valley ripping through the time

and I am searching for the meaning in your unfinished song

when you called to say you found your peace

you really meant "so long"

if there's a God in heaven I hope to see you there besides you're better off with him up there

but thanks for the call, you were so kind to say you loved me and I loved you

your beauty flowed like the river when she was running high

ripping through the valley ripping through the time

and I am searching for the meaning in your unfinished song

when you called to say you loved me

you really meant "so long" 

so long...

(RIP John Ridley and thank you Swil Kanim for your stunning accompaniment.)

Tim McHugh and the Lost Poets
Tim McHugh

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when I walk into your world

when I stand beside your fire

when I'm running from the people

look for a place in which to hide

you know I'm only looking for

some peace of mind and nothing more

and a reason to go on

maybe find out what went wrong

you are the love I need...

wish I could take back what I said

kill the voices in my head

I often wonder what's the cost

of never knowing what you've lost

you are the love I need

(Featuring Lost Poets Caryn Simmons, Anna Schaad, John Neighbor and Jim Lindquist.)

Tim McHugh and the Lost Poets
Tim McHugh

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can you see Columbus and the Pinta and Santa Maria

we say he found America but the Indians disagree

pain and death his legacy 500 years ago

but if you want to celebrate just dream of the buffalo

if you live in Pine Ridge, Alaska or James Bay

murder on the reservation happens almost every day

they say it's drunken Indians with nothin' left to lose

but this deliberate genocide from the governments never makes the news

look out change is gonna come look out justice will be done

can you see Big Mountain looming through the haze

coal and uranium Indian miners in a daze

slaving for the companies with cancer on the rise

Wall Street's getting richer while those workers drop like flies

look out change is gonna come

look out justice will be done

Native corporations they tear apart the land

sell shares in Mother Nature do the elders understand?

they sell their tribes an empty dream 'cause money is their lord

pocketing the profits while they hang around the fort

look out change is gonna come

look out justice will be done

now the Gwich'in Caribou People's backs are against the wall

because the oil companies they wanna take it all

from America's last wilderness and the home of the caribou

and if they start their drilling then the Gwich'in's days are through

look out change is gonna come

look out justice will be done

have you seen the Lummi Nation or the rest of Puget Sound?

have you considered that we live on Indian ground?

but there's a trail of broken treaties from shore to shore

we're not just talkin' history we're still declaring war

look out change is gonna come

look out justice will be done...

(Thanks to Jim Lindquist, John Neighbor, Dean Evenson and Cha-Da-Ska-Dum Witchtalem (RIP my friend) Happy Columbus Day!)

Tim McHugh and the Lost Poets
Tim McHugh

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there's a war that burns within me there's a pain you'll never see

there's a world that keeps me dreaming, there's a place I'd rather be

I wander through these smoking ruins I hear the thunder I walk between the battle lines

I need another drink of water in another place and time

far away take me there take me there

far away take me there take me there

Holocaust I see it spreading I hear the thunder of the guns

between the evil and the mercy inside of me the two are one

'cause when I see you dying lonely I know that it's because of me

but there's a world that keeps me dreaming there's a place I'd rather be

far away take me there take me there

far away take me there take me there...

(Thanks to Jim Lindquist, Jon Mack, John Neighbor and Caryn Simmons for their great performances.)

Tim McHugh (with Anna Schaad)
Tim McHugh

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take it in today look around and touch the ground

feel your Mother Earth beneath your feet

take your time today think about the part you play

think of all the ways you could be free

you have to wonder why so many people never see

the colors of the sky their eyes glued to the ground

but life could wash away the fears of your tomorrows

and the pain of your todays

if you learn to open up your eyes

do you wonder who you are?  do you wonder who you are?

lookin' out my window I see the morning sun

I want to love you when the day is done

take it in today look around and touch the ground

feel your Mother Earth beneath your feet

be yourself to day there's no one who could take your place

no one else could ever play your song...

(Thanks to Anna Schaad for your beautiful violin.

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