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All songs © 2007 by Brian Rolland (ASCAP) except 'Water Is Wide'-traditional,
arranged by Brian Rolland and 'Under African Skies' by Paul Simon
(BMI) (used by permission)

There is a story in this album.
A story of adventure and passion, of repose and romance.
A story of delight and intrigue, of remembrance and reawakening.
And finally, a story of the completion of a life's pursuit.

Tide's In

Tide's in,
In again
Tide's in,
In again
Watch for that backbeat
As she slips behind you

Tide's in,
In again
Tide's in,
In again
Down by the shoreline
That's where luck will find you

Cockle shells and mussel shells
She kept them in a row

Tide's in,
In again
Tide's in,
In again

Magellan

Sometimes I stand
Sometimes I fall
But through each trial
I manage to recall
Sometimes I'm weak
Sometimes I'm strong

At every turn
There's something that carries me along
Magellan sailed across the waves
Marco Polo caravaned for days
They knew each journey has its start
Deep within the longings of the heart

Free Fall (instrumental)

Doliber's Cove (instrumental)

Water Is Wide

The Water is Wide, I can't cross over
And neither have I wings to fly
Build me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I

Roll me along, Roll me along
Roll me along, Roll me along

Oh love is handsome and love is fine
The sweetest flower when first it's new
Then as love grows old, it bonds our souls
Like morning mist with summer dew

The Water is Wide, I can't cross over
And neither have I wings to fly
Build me a boat that can carry two
And both shall row, my love and I

Roll me along, Roll me along
Both shall row, my love and I
Roll me along, Roll me along
Both shall row, my love and I

Ask Me To

Please don't ask me now
I can't imagine how
It will be
Between you and me

As the night rolls in
Keep a candle by your side
Hush the darkness
Watch for me as the planets rise

I will come to you
Underneath the stars
They'll sing for you
Ask Me To

Ask me, ask me to come
Ask me, ask me to come to you

Tiny bards of light
With whispers very bright
In wand'ring paths
Of perfect harmonies

As the night rolls in
They're the candles by your side
Hush the darkness

Listen now as the planets rise
They will sing for you
Underneath the stars

I'll come to you
Ask Me To
Ask me, ask me to come
Ask me, ask me to come to you

African Skies

Joseph's face was as black as the night
And the pale yellow moon shone in his eyes
His path was marked by the stars of the Southern Hemisphere
And he walked the length of his days
under African Skies

This is the story of how we begin to remember
This is the powerful pulsing of love in the vein
After the dream of falling and calling your name out
These are the roots of rhythm and the roots of rhythm remain

Ba um ba, um ba um ba, oh oh oh
Ba um ba, um ba um ba, oh oh oh
Ba um ba, um ba um ba, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Ba um ba, um ba um ba, oh oh oh

Somewhere

Somewhere
Opens
A riddle

Its folds
Soft spurs
Of fresh light
Tremble, they tremble and roll

Silk apple blossoms conspire as two
Riding whispers as monarchs do
Somewhere, somewhere a dream comes through

Somewhere
Enigma
Loosens
Its hold
Green eyes
Of insight
They glisten
Untold

Silk apple blossoms conspire as two
Riding whispers as monarchs do
Somewhere, somewhere a dream comes through

Broad wings
Boasting
Coasting
On winds defied
Mindful
Of a handful
Of gemlike
Things implied

Silk apple blossoms conspire as two
Wake me gently so my dreams come through
Somewhere, somewhere I'll show you too
I'll show you too

Kick It

Grab your hat, Kick it back!

Catch Me If You Can (instrumental)

Moonlight Holds The Key

This sunrise
Like Ravel it sounds to me
Brilliant reds blazing through
We'll get down
Don't know when to telephone me
Take my line, hold the blues

Monet bought
All the flowers at the corner flower shop
Candy there, ice cream too
Vincent brought
All his yellow paints along
Showed me just what to do

Oh, Moonlight Holds the Key
Debussy told me
In Love

Summer rides
Like the bells between your toes
Thunder shower passing through
I realize
All the fun we had when we were two
Deep rich tones, vibrant hues

Oh, Moonlight Holds the Key
Debussy told me
In Love

Southpaw lines
Floating from this old guitar
Every time something new
Don't ask me why
These designs are what they are
Colors fly, love to choose
This Moonlight
Holds the key to love you see
Debussy told me so

This moonlight
Holds the key to love you see
Debussy oughta know
Debussy oughta know