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Water

Written By: Ben Westwood

Water (Music and lyrics by Ben Westwood)

Verse 1
Rains didn’t come this year, harvest wilted in the sun
Left us abandoned here, begging for help from anyone.
What use is bone dry land with all these hungry mouths to feed?
How can I feel like a man if I can’t give them what they need?

Chorus
So brother won’t you give me some water?
Can’t you see the well is dry?
Brother all I’m asking is water
That’s what I need to survive

Verse 2
My father always told me, we are slaves unto the skies
The sun, moon and stars control me, but knowing this doesn’t make me wise
My children look to me to tell them that I’ve found a way out
But how can I know what to say when my head is filled with doubt?

Chorus X 2 And brother I intend to survive

Section 2
When the raindrops touch my skin, awaken the life within.
And then I’m certain that the river will flow. And I’m trusting that the roots will grow.
The roots will grow

When the birds begin to sing and water washes over everything
The cage opens and wings are freed, and then I’m certain that’s all I need.
That’s all I need.

And when that lilting birdsong fills the air
healing everywhere, healing everywhere,
healing everywhere, healing everywhere.

Chorus end

Tonight

Written By: Ben Westwood

Tonight (Music and lyrics by Ben Westwood)

Verse 1
Roaming around a lonely town
I felt like a stranger in a foreign land
Then I heard the voice of a man on the breeze
Began to set my mind at east

Bridge
And as I wandered by he sang his song
The music flying higher

Chorus
So tonight I want to sing all the old songs
With a few friends, just having a good time
I’ve been down and it’s been too long
I’m leaving all my troubles behind
Leaving it all behind

Verse 2
And for that one moment, I was spinning round
Caught in a trance by a familiar sound
On a road to who knows where, hypnotized
By the strains of a song I recognized

Bridge
As it filled the air, sweet melody
It blew away my cares, I tell you

Chorus
So tonight I want to sing all the old songs
With a few friends, just having a good time
I’ve been down and it’s been too long
I’m leaving all my troubles behind
And I’m feeling so fine

Middle
And then I’m flying above the ocean
You’re playing games with my emotions
Dancing round and round
Tonight nothing is going to bring me down

Instrumental

Bridge

Last chorus
When I hear the sound of voices singing
I’m in a place that I want to be
When it wakes me that melody takes me
Into a realm of fantasy

Dream

Written By: Ben Westwood

Water (Music and lyrics by Ben Westwood)

Verse 1
Rains didn’t come this year, harvest wilted in the sun
Left us abandoned here, begging for help from anyone.
What use is bone dry land with all these hungry mouths to feed?
How can I feel like a man if I can’t give them what they need?

Chorus
So brother won’t you give me some water?
Can’t you see the well is dry?
Brother all I’m asking is water
That’s what I need to survive

Verse 2
My father always told me, we are slaves unto the skies
The sun, moon and stars control me, but knowing this doesn’t make me wise
My children look to me to tell them that I’ve found a way out
But how can I know what to say when my head is filled with doubt?

Chorus X 2 And brother I intend to survive

Section 2
When the raindrops touch my skin, awaken the life within.
And then I’m certain that the river will flow. And I’m trusting that the roots will grow.
The roots will grow

When the birds begin to sing and water washes over everything
The cage opens and wings are freed, and then I’m certain that’s all I need.
That’s all I need.

And when that lilting birdsong fills the air
healing everywhere, healing everywhere,
healing everywhere, healing everywhere.

Chorus end