Happy Now?

by Leigh Harrison

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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
2.
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
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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
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Happy Now 04:46
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?
5.
Be Your Rock 04:54
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

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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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