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Highways

by Bruno Merz

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1.
Highways 04:33
You're pushing the hair from a face I remember and it's been a while since I've seen your eyes They're telling the tales that you hide behind them spilling the tears that you've held inside I'll tell you the things that I love about you While you're fighting your head wondering how did you get this way I steady your gaze with a hand as soft as mountains the car in the drive ready to leave here forever. We'll follow the road 'til we reach the ocean ooh ooh Believing it all in this beautiful moment ooh ooh Ooh girl there's time for all of this we'll find it now There's nothing at all to fear darling Nothing at all to fear You sang at the wind as we followed highways What clouded your eyes has cleared away It's always been there It's just hard to find it With the sound of the world getting in the way. We'll follow the road 'til we reach the ocean ooh ooh Believing it all in this beautiful moment ooh ooh Ooh girl there's time for all of this we'll find it now There's nothing at all to fear darling Nothing at all to fear See my baby they're all gone See my angel every one
2.
Emmeline 04:10
When I think of love and autumn It's your face I see, my Emmeline What could have been the reason I left our unspoken love behind You'd place your hands upon my weary head and I'd rest, I'd rest You'd place your cheek against my anxious face and I'd rest, I'd rest How fast did all the years go I never meant to stay away so long Those simpler time forgotten 'til I close my eyes And see Emmeline You'd place your hands upon my weary head and I'd rest, I'd rest You'd place your cheek against my anxious face and I'd rest, I'd rest I got the call on Wednesday and that evening took the next flight home There you lay in the stillness, and I cried big tears For Emmeline I placed my hands upon your weary head and you rest, you rest I place my cheek against your peaceful face and you rest, you rest
3.
There was a moment Where you felt everything dissolve Wish you could hold it Wish you had understood it more And laid everything down Kept open the door And laid everything down And here in the silence Where you've followed every thought To find no solution And where you're found falling To the floor You lay everything down All that's been before You lay everything down Oh and surrender This moment is all, moment is all you need
4.
Deep in the hills, on your dad's Kawasaki I had to hold on so tight. We were so young, the lights had me blind and always leaving. So this is how two hearts break and I don't want this on my hands. Wanna stay that kid beside you jumping from the waterfall. The telephone lines they're swoopin' like swallows far from your echoing cry. You'll never know all that you've done and how it made me. So this is how two hearts break and I don't want this on my hands. Wanna stay that kid beside you jumping from the waterfall.
5.
On the Shore 04:28
Do you remember when we were tender, That even strangers said how beautiful we were together. On the shore. Do you remember by the sea, When you told me how you wanted to be Always together, On the shore. Ooh ooh ooh. We’d driven for days then singing our songs, Didn’t seem to matter that our money was gone, ‘Cos we were together, On the shore. And as those white waves came hissing ashore, I told you stories of the days before we were together. Ooh ooh ooh. And when you smiled then it was just for me. Your heart alone for me to see. And all you whispered will always be within my tears beside the sea.
6.
Soldier Crossing borders like they told ya But you've be walking far too long Underneath your emptied gun Oooh. Your mother she's talking about you with your sister They picture you when you were young Playing soldiers in the sun Oooh. And how the years have flown by And how your tears don't seem to dry Silent falling snow Tell me all you know Waitress. So distracted by a promise. From the man with smiling eyes And the bills that pile high Oooh. Your lover, he's forgotten how to love ya he spends his time in front of screens Never asking where you've been. And how the years have flown by. And how your tears don't seem to dry This silent falling snow Tell me all you know About peace About love
7.
Your gentle hands they cover me And I feel sleep come finally But I don't want to sleep tonight I want to stay here forever like this In your arms And how I'm longing for the sea To feel the waves wash over me And like the shining sea, light finds you It all becomes calm here with your head on my heart And in your sleep I heard you say You say I love you in a tender way All I could do was lie and gaze Upon that pretty sleeping face Beautiful always, beautiful always
8.
Southern rain came today southern rain came to carry me away Feel it all wash away Feel it all wash clean, clean away Rain down on this barren land I'm so burned out I can't even stand And it fills me up It won't ever stop And this land that I loved Collapsed around me like dams in a flood Sweep me up, sweep me fast Carry me far from from it all Show me new lands It rains down on these sunburnt hands I'm so thirsty I can't even stand And it fills me up It won't ever stop Southern rain come today Wash away, clean away Rain fill these rivers Rain fill these rivers Come and fill them up With overflowing love.
9.
Set of Wings 03:11
If only I could write a song that held you in the notes Or find a brush that's soft enough To paint the kindness in your face 'Cos I had a heavy load Had a heavy load that I had carried far And you had a set of wings Had a set of wings So I could fly beside you And the spring that finally came Coaxing naked trees to flame There you came and stood so near And I took the splinter from your hand 'Cos I had a heavy load Had a heavy load that I had carried far And you had a set of wings Had a set of wings So I could fly beside you
10.
Into the Air 04:10
Surround me now my angel love What's happening here, I wanna know I feel so low although I try To give my all Put on a show But in your arms, I'm still alone I lift my eyes to these foreign hills I think that's where I gotta go When I return like I promise to I'll be reborn and marry you We'll do it all and start anew Oh I'll float into the air I'll float into the air Where I see it all so clearly from high Been falling too long Oh we'll float into the air we'll float into the air Where we'll feel it all completely subside Been falling too long It feels so good to run my love To see the sky for the first time You don't know what you've done my love Without you I wouldn't try It's through you that I found life Oh I'll float into the air I'll float into the air Where I see it all so clearly from high Been falling too long Oh we'll float into the air we'll float into the air Where we'll feel it all completely subside Been falling too long
11.
Passing 03:24
Through these silent trees The sun slipped on it's way And as the cool silk shadows reached over I saw my whole life passing before me Time was a river Flowing faster So come and sit by me I wanna tell you while this lasts That I've loved you every day That I'll love you every day And even when we're gone These afternoons go on From our bones the grasses whisper This song to future lovers that pass here Time was a river Flowing faster So come and sit by me I wanna tell you while this lasts That I've loved you every day That I'll love you every day
12.
To Gold 03:31
Through my window Footsteps I know But they sound different From years ago And as you whistle Your symphonies And planted willows through scars and weeds Ooh I hear them call my father My father's name And rest those rough hands from all they've done I hope I thanked you Was a good son And all who hear me The stems of old That reach through ages You turned to gold Ooh I hear them call my father My father's name
13.
This Time 03:18
When I saw the sun shine through clouds Then I knew my worries don't mean anything Don't mean anything No they don't mean anything So forget about them now And I saw my days like a breath Don't wanna look back and long for the things To long for the things Don't wanna long for the things That I could've done right now Oooh Oooh And I saw my name on a grave Then I knew this time here is all that I have It is all that I have This time is all that I have For loving you right now Oooh Oooh

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released October 25, 2014

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Bruno Merz Peterborough, Ontario

Journey folk from the Cloudlands.

New Zealand born singer-songwriter.
Based in Canada.

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