Courage EP

by Tom Hartley Booth

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Recorded Live, this short collection is the debut EP.

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released November 2, 2015

All songs Written and Performed by Tom Hartley Booth
Produced by Bryon Hosking & Tom Hartley Booth
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by Byron Hosking at The Lab Studios

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Track Name: Widows
Find me here I'm waiting for your olive branch,
hark hear now the calling of my dove,
I'll pass forth as many a token you should need,
be assured of truth behind this love.

Widows grieve for husbands lost and loneliness,
still with joy to memories they can take,
worse is this: 'never be loved and keep ones own',
share with me and memories we can make.

Rest if you are gaining headaches from the choice,
these shall pass but surely I will not,
still be wise your caution's understandable,
count me ripe I'm really worth a shot.

We've a past of youthful errors in the glee,
but we are more than just these things in between,
come and see the peace we could get,
grieving's better than a life of regret.

With patience a faith is built up over time,
you'll soon see I'm what I claim to be,
imperfect I know my ways are lacking some,
but this heart will try till it succeeds.
Track Name: Courage
I'm thankful in the days that my heart is hopeful,
and there's food in my belly when I rest somewhere dry,
how such things can change and awful quickly,
trials leave hope in short supply.
Three knocks at my door show me up weak and lacking,
there are three rungs in the ladder to the pit,
first the fear of future then there's the shame of my past,
third the sorrow on which I now sit.

Oh courage, to take on the world that I face,
oh courage, to act as a better man would in my place.

Sometimes I forget that I am more than my failures,
with potential for compassion I am built to show love,
fear is like a fire that exposes my foundation,
for better of for worse it gives my confidence a shove.

Oh courage, come now restore at least a part of me,
oh courage, another night is calling and I must fight things that I can't even see.
Track Name: Consistence
You've been there for most of my days,
though sometimes a distance,
wisdom is the fruit you deliver,
and kindness with consistence.
Proverbs 31 to account,
for a character's noble example,
my first chords and borrowed guitar,
to you forever I'm thankful.

You, forever kind,
you, always behind me,
you fuel me with love.

Words are cheap but actions are strong,
though in both you've always been steady,
and gracious far beyond my deserving,
with open arms at the ready.

You, forever kind,
you, always behind me,
with no conditions required,
you fuel me with love.
Track Name: Succeed
Fumbled dreams exposed by greed,
fullfil the lie that I am without,
treat me now to ghost and blood,
unending love and a fading of my doubt.

In you I have all that I need,
with you I know I shall succeed.

Friends are dear but you're something more,
like a sibling restored who knows all sides of me,
and I won't try to feature my charm,
or falsely portray you know who I am really.

Yet I fail and crowd thoughts with self,
yet I'm all childish seasoned with grey,
still I will cling with white knuckle hope,
to you and the truths to me you do convey.
Track Name: Jobe
Money well I don't have much and I could blow it all,
for petrol don't come cheap these days and nor does alcohol,
but I am more than money, no money will not stay,
but I have something that you can never take away,
yes I have something that you can never take away.

I'm grateful for my brother and my sister too,
but they won't be here forever and neither will you,
love for them won't keep them one day they won't remain,
but I have something that you can never take away,
yes I have something that you can never take away.

And whether I'm old and weary or young and at my best,
the hope I have ain't based upon my healthiness,
age will soon consume me no I ain't here to stay,
but I have something that you can never take away,
yes I have something that you can never take away.

Leave me hatered's soldier I am bored of all your games,
I have something that you can never take away,
leave me hatered's soldier I am bored of all your games,
I have something that you can never take away.

And if I am restored in a blaze of light somehow,
and futil things I'd lose returned then better than are now,
I would then declare, forever I would say;
"my greatest cause of thanks well it never went away,
my greatest cause of thanks well it never went away."