Happy Now?

by Leigh Harrison

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This EP was recorded in 2016 at Bell Street Studios in Wanganui New Zealand, and mastered at Mercury Mastering in California.

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released November 2, 2016

Instruments and voices: Leigh H
Knobs and faders: L Harrison

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Leigh Harrison New Zealand

Leigh Harrison started writing songs and producing other artists in the 1970s.

Two decades later Leigh released "Inappropriate Touching" and "Lean On The Angels". A number of projects with other musicians followed before the retrospective "Three Deck Wreck" in 2007.

Leigh continues to write and record, and can be spotted performing live in and around Wanganui New Zealand.
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Track Name: Waiting for You
When the night refused to give way to morning
I was waiting for you
When your fear became more real than your future
I was waiting for you
There you were
Alone and helpless
And you had
No-one prepared to be on your side
Yet you found a friend there
I was waiting for you

When the road ahead climbs steep and stony
I'll be waiting for you
When the skies above loom dark and gloomy
I'll be waiting for you
There's no threat
That can defeat us
And no force
With power to keep me from your side
When hope deserts you
I'll be waiting for you

I am waiting by the path we must travel
Standing alone
And I know you have to make the same journey
Life moves us on
And I hope
We might walk together
On the path
That takes our hearts all the way home
I can't pretend now
I am waiting for you
Track Name: Brokenhearted
You ask me if I'm brokenhearted
I thought you knew that Leos don't have hearts
Except on their sleeves.
You tell me you're sad to be leaving
Uh-huh - I know how hard it must be for you
To leave someone like me

But as you can see I smile through the
tears I wear to help you bear the pain
Of walking out on a lover like me again
I couldn't have hurt you, you didn't complain

You tell me I'll soon find another
I tell you another will find me
Before you're down the stairs
You hope that I don't find it too hard
Huh! You found it too hard most every night
It's an easy goodbye

You say that I should show more feeling
'Cos you had lots of love to give to me
What's new? So do I
You ask how I keep myself smiling
I just carry a mirror around with me
And a photo of you

And as you can see I cry through the
smiles I wear to help me bear the pain
Of watching another lover walk out again
Track Name: Everything is Love
When you go down to the heartland
Work a passage for your journey
Smiling like a sailing ship on a sea of sunshine
Dancing lightly across the ocean of love

There's a magic in arriving
On the shore of love's great island
Stepping from your ship of dreams in a thousand candles
Wearing hope like the shining raiment of love

Love is everything and everything is love

When you wake up in the morning
Raise your eyes and praise the dawning
Everything is new and you are reborn to see it
Nothing dies if it ends its journey in love

Raise your hand up, reach your arm out
Move your body to release love
Be the answer to the question that love is asking
Be the question whose only answer is love

Love is everything and everything is love

There's a moment, there's a journey
There is now and it's eternal
Everything that was and is will be now forever
Everything is an imitation of love

Love everything and everything is love
Track Name: Happy Now
Your most intimate scenes are live in the cloud
Your virtual world more real than the shroud of our withering planet
You hear only what you want to hear
And live only what you want to live
But do your digital memes keep faith with your heart like our old dreams?
And tell me, tell me true
Tell me, tell me true
Are you happy now?

I have every convenience I can conceive
Leisure and ease paid by deceiving myself that's what matters
I’m deaf to the poor who serve my greed
Blind to the planet that keeps me fed
But can I buy off my heart with things I don't value forever?
So tell me, tell me true
Tell me, tell me true
Am I happy now?

We were marching in step towards a bright world
Threatened by hope, privilege hurled a mirage to deflect us
They promised us wealth, a life of ease
Yet now we’re in debt. They hold the keys
To the future we fought for; instead they will own us forever
But tell me, tell me true
Tell me, just between me and you
Are we happy now?
Track Name: Be Your Rock
When the clouds roll in and the darkness blocks your horizon
When the rain won't stop just to let the sun shine through
When the sky is black and the air is suffocation
When the world brings all its weight right down on you
Don't give up your dreams, don't be downhearted
Don't lose hope and don't accept defeat

I'll be your rock
I'll be your strength in times of trouble
I'll be your rock
I'll be your fortress in the battle
I'll be your rock rock rock rock

When the closest friends all deny they even know you
And when family is blind to what you're suffering
When each new day only trips you up and robs you
Trouble's at the door and asking to come in
Don't despair, don't let yourself be beaten
Don't retreat from what you've planned to do

I’ll be your rock

When you cannot see a future in the present
When all you can read is the writing on the wall
When there's nothing in your head that believes in your own heart
When everything you hear whispers fear and ruin
Stand your ground, stand firm, tall, stand certain
Stand because you know you're not alone

I'll be your rock