Walkin' To Heaven

by Ross Mayhew

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Walkin' To Heaven was recorded and mixed with engineer Duncan Chave in under 4 hours at Sound Gallery Studios, Exeter on the 28th of January. The album also features the Bass player from the Devon based hard-rock band Slow Down World on tracks 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Inspiration for the album comes from the early recordings of Bob Dylan, Donovan, Joan Baez and Tim Hardin.

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released February 2, 2015

Recorded at Sound Gallery Studios, Exeter
Producer/Engineer Duncan Chave
Mixed by Duncan Chave and Ross Mayhew
Acoustic Guitar/Vocal by Ross Mayhew
Acoustic Bass by Twig Mayhew
Words and Music by Ross Mayhew
Photography by Harry Mayhew
© Leaburn Records 2015

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Track Name: Step It Up To The Groove
i'm sick of the days being the same
it's damaging my mind, makin' me insane
so no matter if there's wind, sun or rain
i'm gonna step it up to the groove
you can come along if you like
travel through the days and nights
maybe we'll cross an ocean or two
just step it up to the groove
step it up to the groove
step it up to the groove

you might be happy workin' away
but i don't wanna be living that way
and i ain't got time for blues
i'm gonna step it up to the groove
headin' nowhere in my own time
just movin' further down the line
there is always somethin' to do
just step it up to the groove
step it up to the groove
step it up to the groove

whichever way the wind is blowin'
i'll set my course and i'll be goin'
down the long and windin' road
i'm gonna step it up to the groove
step it up to the groove
step it up to the groove

life is too short to waste away
gotta make the most of the day
after all what is there to lose?
just step it up to the groove
Track Name: The Answer You Seek
you look to the light but are blinded by the sight of it shinnin'
when you looked at that book you mistook the words and lost meanin'
my eyes don’t lie so why do you misunderstand them tonight
the answer you seek you will find

you say you want peace but retreat from the clear pathway
the rain is a pain but you don’t explain to me why it’s fallin'
the sun would come if you undid what you’d done to hide it
the answer you seek you will find

you wonder when you’ll again be able to love
the birds in the sky will cry as they fly home to rest
around the world we’re told to find what we can’t see
the answer you seek you will find

waves don’t stray from the pattern that they are bound to
a prayer from the heart will depart to wherever you send it
so don’t worry through the night because of what might arrive at the dawn
the answer you seek you will find

look within before you begin judgin' those who are lost
we’re all findin' our way through the day on the journey of life
so just learn to be, let all come naturally and you’ll be fine
the answer you seek you will find
the answer you seek you will find
the answer you seek you will find
Track Name: On The Right Road
i was blinded, blinded by fear
by the lies i was forced to hear
lookin' back what a fool i was
to ignore what my heart said
'cos now i know i'm on the right road 
and i won't look back any more

i was runnin', runnin' from myself
from the truth, was i testin' myself?
now i found you i ain't lettin' go
i'm heading on down the road
'cos now i know i'm on the right road 
and i won't look back any more

i was hidin', hidin' from the light
how did i miss it? when it shines so bright
now it leads me straight ahead
here i come, i'll be there soon
'cos now i know i'm on the right road 
and i won't look back any more

i've had hard times, i've had good
been mistreated, felt misunderstood
but with you i'll never be alone
so in you, i put fear and hope
'cos now i know i'm on the right road 
and i won't look back any more
Track Name: Give Me The Sun
dreamers dream to forget reality
angels sing to those who’ve lost belief
forever’s waitin' to collect forgotten dreams
give me the sun to shine on everyone
tomorrow brings todays apathy
yesterday holds the treasured memories
fallin' rain holds back todays dream
give me the sun to shine on everyone
take me up to the top of the world
to reach the sky toward the light shining bright

fallen mirrors reflect a sky of hope
mornin' haze a day to embrace
silent stillness a chance for peace of mind
give me the sun to shine on everyone
freedom is what the world is runnin' from
the chance to be in the moment you see
heaven is here, where you stand today
give me the sun to shine on everyone
take me up to the top of the world
to reach the sky toward the light shining bright

i don’t know which way the wind will blow
and i’m not sure i even need any more
then all the things i can reach right now
give me the sun to shine on everyone
Track Name: Paint My Sky
lookin' out of my window, lookin' out on the world
all the fallen rainbows are layin' in the road
i’m countin' footsteps of all the passers by
and i ain’t doin’ much so this i ask of you
won’t you paint my sky, paint it with life
paint it the colour, the colour of love

i hurt easier than i care to admit
often i am hurtin' but i don’t like to show it
there’s no perfect time, no perfect hour
help me brighten up, turn up the love
won’t you paint my sky, paint it with life
paint it the colour, the colour of love

in and out of my dreams i arrive
searchin' for answers in a world i can’t stand
i feel sleepy, i’m walkin' with tired eyes
feelin' weary both in and out my mind
won’t you paint my sky, paint it with life
paint it the colour, the colour of love

i can’t shake the darkness, i’m talkin' to the moon
take uncertainty, take it from my mind
give gentle love, help to heal my heart
show the world the colour of love
won’t you paint my sky, paint it with life
paint it the colour, the colour of love
won’t you paint my sky, paint it with life
paint it the colour, the colour of love
won’t you paint my sky, paint it with life
paint it the colour, the colour of love
Track Name: (Will You) Stand By Me?
i took a walk in the silent rain
to think things over once again
i was workin' things out in my mind
now i know what i need in my life
mist was risin' from the river
sun dawned, people opened their eyes
steppin' into routine away from temptation
livin' and dyin' at the same time
are you brave enough to love?
are you brave enough to believe?
will you stand by me?
c'mon on you know i'll stand by you

every minute creates an hour of questions
every word can lead to a million more
darkness means nothin' without a light
a minute means nothin' without time
what does it all mean i hear you askin'
well nothin' means anythin' if you want it that way
but anythin' can mean somethin' just the same
do you care for a heavenly rest?
are you brave enough to love?
are you brave enough to believe?
will you stand by me?
c'mon on you know i'll stand by you

fallen dreams lay scattered around
hope is tightly held but quickly let go
where will the road lead you in the mornin'?
only fools question tomorrow before it arrives
sunlight dances on a movin' stream
reflectin' what you feel but you cannot show
did you hear the story about the angel
who came to rest by your side?
are you brave enough to love?
are you brave enough to believe?
will you stand by me?
c'mon on you know i'll stand by you

i stood out on my own facin' the sun
i felt love shine from heaven above
love is nothin' without you
your love is with me wherever i go
i'm not gonna let my soul be brought
and be sold off to the highest bidder
they can try and trick me if they like
but i'm a gambler and i will win the prize
are you brave enough to love?
are you brave enough to believe?
will you stand by me?
c'mon on you know i'll stand by you

my footsteps will echo to forgotten history
my thoughts will follow me up to heaven
your love will keep my soul warm forever
and you can count on mine to do the same
i'm watchin' the wheels go by
i haven't got anywhere to be
for why head somewhere when it's nowhere
nowhere but a diversion in the road
are you brave enough to love?
are you brave enough to believe?
will you stand by me?
c'mon on you know i'll stand by you

autumn leafs fall coverin' the streets
but you know they don't hide what you know
preachers will tell you what you're doin' is wrong
but they too are longin' to belong
this world isn't the easiest place to be
but if you walked with your hand in mine
we could make it better for one another
so please take a walk with me
are you brave enough to love?
are you brave enough to believe?
will you stand by me?
c'mon on you know i'll stand by you
Track Name: My Soul Will Be Released
i sit here by at edge of the land
thinkin' things over, the good and the bad
i listen to the sound of the sea
the weight of world is taken from me
i see too many blindly walkin’
part of no story but they keep on talkin’
not one has a thought in their head
they worry too much about what’s ahead
my soul will be released
my soul will be free
my soul will see the light
everything's gonna be alright

throughout time many have suffered
with pain in the heart and the mind
we chain ourselves to the hands of time
limit our journey, the time of our lives
i face the sun and the rain
good leads to bad, becomes good again
it’s a circle can’t you see
and we’re all part of the mystery
my soul will be released
my soul will be free
my soul will see the light
everything's gonna be alright

work all day and play when we say
is what we’re told, so what we believe
but life's no game for it can’t be won
i don’t need money but i need freedom
i have respect for you
if you treat other’s kindly, treat them right
i want to walk down sunshine street
without the blues dragging my feet
my soul will be released
my soul will be free
my soul will see the light
everything's gonna be alright

i don’t need to impress anyone
if i’m to be judged be it on my soul
but if you have no time for me
maybe i should walk a different path
love isn’t hard to understand
if you feel like me then take my hand
for days are better when spent with you
as time isn’t obstructin' the view
my soul will be released
my soul will be free
my soul will see the light
everything's gonna be alright
Track Name: I Believe
i believe, yes i believe
that the light is in every heart
i believe, yes i believe
that the light can make clouds part
oh i believe, oh yes i believe
i believe that all souls they can be saved

i believe, yes i believe
that a song can wake a soul
i believe, yes i believe
that a song can inspire a heart
oh i believe, oh yes i believe
i believe that i will hear freedoms song

there's a light which shows the way
but you gotta be strong for the road is long
know inside that you believe
in the light guiding the way

i believe, yes i believe
that kindness can change the world
i believe, yes i believe
that kindness is worth more than gold
oh i believe, oh yes i believe
i believe that seeds of love will ride the wind

i believe, yes i believe
that we can save ourselves
i believe, yes i believe
that we can create a better world
oh i believe, oh yes i believe
i believe there will come a dawn of change

there's a light which shows the way
but you gotta be strong for the road is long
know inside that you believe
in the light guiding the way

i believe, yes i believe
in the light, the light of love
i believe, yes i believe
in the light, the light of peace
oh i believe, oh yes i believe
i believe that we'll hear bells of freedom chime