Everyday Miracles CD

Produced & arranged by Joni Bishop / A collection of 10 original songs, featuring the title cut, ‘Everyday Miracles’. Produced with sparse, soulful, acoustic arrangements, this CD has an earthy, intimate feel that makes the music immediate and personal. Wonderful musical contributions by Tammy Rogers (Dead Reckoning Records) on fiddle / Don Heffington (Jewel) on percussion / Don Potts (The Mudcats) on bass / Jill Grossman & Laura Tyree on background vocals, Everyday Miracles ranks as a beat-folk classic! 
 
Tracks:  * When God Made You * I'd Hardly Notice You Were Gone * Mojave Rose * Everyday Miracles * Rest Assured * Money Tree * The Art Of Flying * Sequoia * Thief of Hearts * Living Love  

Lyrics...

WHEN GOD MADE YOU
 
God made the heavens, every drop of rain that falls
The meadows and the mountains, the creatures big and small
And when He sat down and rested, and took a look at the view
He said "Now, somethin's still missin'....
That's when God made you.

He saw the sky was empty, so He scattered it with stars
He thought Venus might need company, so He put her close to Mars
He made the oak and the willow and filled the ocean with blue
But he said "Now, somethin's still missin'.....
And that's when God made you.

You see, this picture of creation seemed somehow incomplete
So He just picked up a brush
And made a someone so wonderful, precious and unique
You are His finishing touch...

He could've made the evening, and left out the moon
Or made the cherry blossoms without their sweet perfume
He could've left the wings off the sparrows in this masterpiece He drew
He could've left me lonely....
But then God made you.

Words & music by Joni Bishop / c Mountain Glen Music ASCAP / Adm: MCS America, Inc.


I'D HARDLY NOTICE YOIU WERE GONE
 
If the rainbow hadn't turned to shades of blue
And if love songs stopped reminding me of you
If my nights just were'nt so long...
I'd hardly notice you were gone.

If my hours weren't spent waiting for your call
If your footsteps didn't echo down the hall
This old heart could carry on
And I'd hardly notice you were gone

You see, I'm doin' just fine.
For me, it's just a matter of time
'Til you don't cross my mind
'Til I wake up one fine day
And the clouds will roll away.....

And the raindrops will stop fallin' from the skies
And these teardrops will stop fallin' from my eyes
When you're back where you belong
I'll hardly notice you were gone......
I'll hardly notice you were gone.

words & music by Joni Bishop & Jan Buckingham / c Mountain Glen Music ASCAP, Adm: MCS America / c Duck House Music BMI

MOJAVE ROSE
 
There in the highest desert, under a cloudless torquise sky
Where the sun pours down like fire and the land is so barren and dry
There's a flower that grows in this place
As if by some heavenly grace
In the clear desert air, so delicate and rare...Mojave Rose.

When he first laid eyes on Rosalinda, his life was like a broken dream
And his heart was as dry as the desert winds that blow across the San Joachin
And in that lonely and desolate place
As if by some heavenly grace
She gave him her love and sowed the miracle of Mojave Rose.

Sometimes love finds the least likely garden
To plant its roots and to grow
And though the soil may be rocky and hardened
It blesses the earth with a rose

And there in that lonely and desperate man
As if by some heavenly plan
She gave him her love and sowed the miracle of Mojave Rose

Sometimes love finds the least likely garden
And plants a seed that you will never forget
And though the soil may be rocky and hardened
Or as poor as the streets of Juarez

Sometimes a sweet flower appears in that place
As if by some heavenly grace
When he learned how to love he felt the miracle of Mojave Rose
And he dreams of her tonight in the pale moonlight....Mojave Rose

Words & music by Joni Bishop / c Mountain Glen Music ASCAP / Adm: MCS America, Inc.

EVERYDAY MIRACLES
 
The rocks and the trees and the rain on the roses
The sound of laughter and the feel of the wind
Every moth, every leaf, all the colors of a rainbow,
The taste of strawberries and the coming of spring

Everyday, if I take time to see
Everyday miracles are happening to me
I've got the sky up above, the warmth of your love
Let me tell ya, life is full of those everyday miracles
Those little everyday miracles.

When the morning sun shines in from my window
When I see the joy in a child's eyes
And when I lay down at night, feel your arms around me
It hits me like lightnin' and I realize

Everyday, if I take time to see
Everyday miracles are happening to me
I've got the sky up above, the warmth of your love
Let me tell ya, life is full of those everyday miracles
Those little everyday miracles.

Words & music by Joni Bishop / c Mountain Glen Music ASCAP / Adm: MCS America, Inc.


REST ASSURED
 
When the load is heavy and the road gets rough
And my best just ain't enough
When I'm broken-hearted, black & blue
When every dream has fallen through...
I still rest assured
When I'm feelin' helplesss and insecure
And I'm bendin' under the weight of the world
As long as there's a love like yours
I know I can rest assured.

So many people with empty stares
Crowds of faces, nobody there
Hangin' by some unravelin' rope
Out of time and out of hope
But I'll rest assured
When I'm feelin' helpless and insecure
That there's still some hope for this crazy world
As long as there's a love like yours
I know I can rest assured

You came along and rescued me with all you love
And now I know just how good it can be
Since you lifted me up...

And when my work is over at the end of the day
And all the noise is fadin' away
At the end of the evenin' I turn out the lights
When I lay me down tonight
I can rest assured
When I'm feelin' helpless and insecure
And I'm bendin' under the weight of the world
As long as there's a love like yours
I know I can rest assured.

Words & music by Joni Bishop / c Mountain Glen Music ASCAP / Adm: MCS America, Inc.

MONEY TREE
 
The Lord looked down and He had to frown
On His great creation Earth
There was drought where there used to be water
There was hunger and there was thirst
He said: "Look at all the good things I gave you, children
The land and the sky and the sea
Oh, I handed you a garden of Eden
And you planted a money tree
You planted a money tree
In my garden there's a money tree"

And the profits came to rule the kingdom
They were slaves to their silver & gold
As if truth & wisdom & beauty
Could be bought and borrowed and sold
He said: "Look at all the good things I gave you, children
The wealth that would set you free
Oh, I handed you a tree of knowledge
And you planted a money tree
You planted a money tree
In my garden there's a money tree"

Well, there ain't no use you can't pick no fruit
From that money tree
And in the heat of the day you won't find no shade
Under that money tree
He said: "Look at all the good things I gave you, children
Everything you'd ever need
But you kill and steal,
You bow down and you kneel
To that money tree
You planted a money tree
In my garden there's a money tree"

Words & music by Joni Bishop / c Mountain Glen Music ASCAP / Adm: MCS America, Inc

THE ART OF FLYING
 
We used to fly so high, we had our hearts in the clouds
We were soaring like eagles, I never thought we'd come down
We were so close to heaven, how did heaven ever fade/
Now we're back on the ground and we're learning to fly a different way

And it won't be easy, coming down from that high
Maybe we're learning there's more to learning to fly
There's an art to flying.....

Now we're going through some changes, like all lovers do
It's not quite the same love as the love we once knew
Now that we've finally landed, now that it's leveling out
We're learning to fly without leaving the ground

And it won't be easy, coming down from that high
Maybe we're learning there's more to learning to fly
There's an art to flying.........

Words and music by Joni Bishop & Michael Mish / c Mountain Glen Music ASCAP, Adm:MCS AMerica, Inc. / c Mish Mash Music ASCAP

THIEF OF HEARTS
 
He'll steal a heart like it was money
Grab what he can, just for the fun
Tell those lies sweeter than honey
Rob you blind.... and then he'll run
So take care, hear my warnin'
If a stranger appears in these parts
Lock you doors until mornin'
And beware of that Thief of Hearts

From Cheyenne to Colorado
He's scattered tears from here to Timbuktu
Like some heartless desperado
He'll rob you blind and leave you cryin' and blue
So take care, hear my warnin'
If a stranger appears in these parts
Lock you doors until mornin'
And beware of that Thief of Hearts

There's a law that's never spoken
But it's as old as the Joshua tree
For every heart deceitfully broken
Down the road there's one that's waiting to be
Now in the cold rain that pourin'
His empty room feels like a prison cell
Now that she's gone without warnin'
Now that he fell for a Thief of Hearts

Words and music by Joni Bishop / c Mountain Glen Music ASCAP / Adm:MCS America, Inc.

LIVING LOVE
 
You could sail across the ocean
Bring back the wealth of the world
To prove your undying devotion
You could offer me rubies and pearls
But when you say you love me
You breathe life into every word
You give me something so real
Something I can touch and feel
You give me living love

You could write verses like the poets
Compose some sonnets that rhyme
You could play the part and pour out your heart
In some well-rehearsed lines
But when you say you love me
You make it more than just pretty words
You make it come true with everything that you do
You give me living love
Walking, talking, breathing love...
You give me living love

And when I feel your arms around me
When I feel your tender touch
I don't need to go any farther to know
That love is standing here in flesh and blood

You're like holy water
You quench my deepest thirst
You can lay down your pride and stand by my side
You heal my heart when it hurts
And when you say that you love me
You let your life speak louder than words
And you make me believe
Because you roll up your sleeves
And give me living love
Walking, talking, breathing love...
You give me living love...
It's standing here in the flesh and the blood...
You give me living love

Words and music by Joni Bishop / c Mountain glen Music ASCAP / Adm:MCS AMerica, Inc.

   


























 
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