David East

David East

BandChristianGospel

Ballady,folky,light rocky/country - that sorty thing.

Biography

Roots in late 60's & 70's.Main influences Bob Dylan , James Taylor , Simon & Garfunkel , Joni Mitchell etc.
Although have been writing songs since my youth , (a few decades back). in the last 3 years have had incredible "Sap to flow" and during this time have written over 500 songs.Approx' half of these are Gospel and the remaining are what I refer to as "Theme Songs". These themes include Tourism songs depicting cities and countries around the world , eg Los Angeles , New York , London , Cape Town, Singapore etc , Motivation songs ( General) and Sports motivational songs.Sports teams/Sports themes and Sports Legends songs eg Gary Player and Ernie Els - my South African heroes.I can custom write top team songs for your Sports teams - contact me!... sorry where was I?....Wildlife songs depicting Africa's big 5 and others...can also custom write these for Animal Planet , Nat' Geographic etc.Being a Educator/Teacher ( English and History Majors) , I have written about 15 songs dealing with different aspects of English Grammar ( Nouns,
Verbs, Adjectives etc), which are very suitable for Junior or High School students and learner adults.I have written songs depicting various themes in History , as well as Conservation songs.
I have written 4 full (12 song) musicals , two being close to my heart dealing with the plight of Africa's Aids Orphans and Streetchildren (Bono - if you read this , please bro' , I believe this is the perfect tool for fundraising for Africa's needs).Another musical "Big River" (Theme song "Big River" in my EPK) views the Aids pandemic from a Christian perspective).I have written a number of songs dealing with some of the challenges that us "mortals" face in life on the practical level - financially , hard circumstances etc.I have also written a variety of novelty songs.
MAIN FOCUS POINT:
As I have written so many songs , it is unlikely that I can run with most of them personally.Because of this and also because I do not have the time and money to make higher quality recordings , most of my songs I am making available for other artists to use.With this understanding , to date I have made basic home recordings of about 300 of my songs and every day trying to do more.For music libraries , publishers/end users who may be interested in my music , if you took the raw product and had other artists/ bands do final product recordings of these?

Not trying to justify myself being a "nobody's heard of " in the music world,but as these songs are "hot off the press", in having been written in the last two years , I am now only able to make efforts to get them heard out there.

All my songs are registered with the copyright authority of South Africa (SAMRO)

Thanks for taking the time to read my story and what I could offer you.Please be in contact for further info you might need - David.

Lyrics

Big River

Written By: David East

1.I DID WHAT SORE DISPLEASED HIM , I RAN RIGHT OUT OF EDEN

INTO A PLACE SO FAR ALONE

BUT THERE AROUND THE BEND , LAY A RIVER WITHOUT AN END

AND THERE A PEACE SO GREAT TO KNOW

CHORUS

BIG RIVER RUNNING WIDE NOW , WASH ME YOUR LITTLE CHILD NOW

DEEP IN YOUR SANCTIFYING FLOW

DEEP RIVER RUNNING STRONG NOW , TAKE ME MY JOURNEY LONG NOW

INTO YOUR EVERLASTING HOME

BIG RIVER RUN ON

2.I WALKED ONTO THE SHORE , STEPPED IN THE WATER WARM

AND JOY - WAVES COVERED O'ER MY SOUL

WALKED FORWARD EVEN BOLDER , TO COVER HEAD AND SHOULDERS

THE PEACE AND JOY STARTED TO GROW

CHORUS

BRIDGE

I DON'T KNOW WHY I'VE BEEN STRAYING SO LONG NOW

I DON'T KNOW WHY I'VE BEEN PLAYING THE FOOL

BUT I KNOW THE RIVER IS CALLING ME STRONG NOW

INTO , INTO IT'S DEEP WATERS COOL

CHORUS

Calm Harbor

Written By: David East

1.Tossed vessel out at sea , refuge for my plight can be

Where winds billow sails and the waves tower me

Turn eyes to the shore , trouble will I know no more

For there is a light I can see

Chorus

Calm Harbor there abiding , refuge for my spirit finding

Where non of life's winds and life's waves follow me

Calm Harbor of my soul , daily let my spirit flow in

For there I have rest in Thee

2.When oft I leave the land , head into life's endless spans

Where tempests of life and the soul can't agree

I know where my heart lies , sheltered on shores stable side's

In His Presence there is true harmony

Chorus

Bridge

We need to find the Haven of peace

Our key to happiness is in reach

Our stable shore is out there somewhere

Beyond the pain and sorrow , there lies a new tomorrow

Chorus

Ever New, New York

Written By: David East

1.Always there , gleaming lights
Always there , shining bright
City buzz , city throb
They have known it enough

Chorus

Ever new , New York - blending young and old
Ever new , New York and when the story's told
There will always be one city where the lights are shining bright
Ever new , New York , ever new , New York

2.With morning dawn , comes the life
Moving into the body
Like an engine turned on
Then go roaring along

Chorus

Bridge

And if the difference is slight
Between the day and the night
What no-one can deny
That it's always alive

Chorus

Mr Sly

Written By: David East

1.Carnivour , he'll feed on flesh to feed flesh
His survival depends on this
Predator , his senses and instincts are trained
To focus in on his prey

Chorus

Mr Sly , watching you from the place where he lies
Patience is the name of his game , he can't afford a mistake to make
And he will wait , waiting till the moment is right , always keeping you in his sight
Mr Sly

2.He's a loner , silhouette against the sky
That is his solitude life
His mate and cubs , they're living so far away
He will return to them some day

Chorus

If you can cry , you're truly man

Written By: David East

1.True strength is born from weakness
True courage born from dread
True strength is found in silence
When wrath raises it's ugly head

Chorus

It may seem strange , but it is true It may seem hard to understand
But what I wish to say to you
Is if you can cry , you're truly man

2. If you're a man you show no fear
It's left to women to shed tears
He's like an awesome granite rock
Who cannot hear the outside knock

Chorus

3.Our thoughts of God are misconstrued
As often we ourselves delude Him
To be like an Eagle grand
When he's as gentle as a lamb

Chorus

4.When a great man on his death bed
Has not the strength to raise his head
Yet the small man , his heart at rest
He passes through death's valley best

Chorus

5.So life is a big paradox
Where something is and yet is not
Where strength will rise and then will wane
Where we must lose , so we may gain

Chorus

Devoted and True (Gospel)

Written By: David East

1Though far above us , far beyond the stars
Your love is still real to each one of us
Through eons of time and fathoms of space
Still you remain

Chorus

Devoted and true , whatever I may think
What I may say and do
And your presence is there
Although there are times , I think that you don't care
But whatever prevails , still you remain
Devoted and true

2.Invisible being , in this life you are
Though often we feel we walk in the dark
But you are our guide , our inner small voice
And so you stay

Chorus

Bridge

Warm comforting Being , great eternal light
You hearten the day and you brighten the night
And whatever prevails , still you remain
Devoted and true

When God does a work (Gospel)

Written By: David East

1.The lessons we learn from the times we go through
Please I don't want to brag , but I've learned one or two
Because God can transform our hard times into
A permanent blessing instead

Chorus

For when God does a work He does a good job
Believe me I know , cause I've learn't it enough
In the trials and the pain we cry and we sob
But when God does a work , He does a good job

2.There is no easy way in the work that we're in
Within God's family , we're kith and we're kin
There are times of blessing if you know what I mean
But even in the times when there not

Chorus

3.If we don't run the race , then we can't hope to gain
As the fruit of the tree only gets there through pain
And whatever He does , is never in vain
As the fruit has to come from the seed

Chorus

You choose to use even me (Gospel)

Written By: David East

Chorus

You choose to use even me , a vessel as weak as can be
And your Kingdoms work goes on undeterred with such vessels of unlikely kind
Like Peter and Paul and Zaccheus, you still used to make your name great
So this one thing I see as a great mystery
That you choose to use even me

1.You choose to use me and not exclude me
Though I'm no exception to weak humankind
You choose to bless me and still direct me
Though I often fail you so much of the time

Chorus

2.Can I go through a day when I truly can say
I committed no sin in whatever small way
Like the Pharisees on the street corner bragging
But yet in their lives with the same things failing

Chorus

3.So no grandeur and praise can then fall to our name
Except in the passages of infamy
As we have to maintain , there's no fame we can claim
It continues to stand as a great irony

Chorus

All the mothers young sons lost at war

Written By: David East

1.The white crosses scattered across distant lands
Unsuspecting volunteers caught up in the plan
With visions of glory when they first raised their hands
All the mothers young sons lost at war

2.I they're British or Germans , or Russians or French
Or Arabs or Jewish is irrelevant
If just cause or aggression's the reason they went
They're still mothers young sons lost at war

3.And it doesn't help trying to make sense of it all
It's embroiled in the irony, pathos and gall
But the soft , salient sadness we just can't ignore
Of all the mothers young sons lost at war

4.Whether shot through the heart or blown up in a bomb
All the nondescript corpses have homes they come from
And a glow and a soul and with heart and with hearth
All the mothers young sons lost at war

5.And they're ruddy and smiling and handsome in face
All the gold-gilted photographs in the glass case
And all the talent and lustre of life lay before
For all the mothers young sons lost at war

6.And they all had their families and sweethearts back home
And a hope and a future they well would have known
If not into the cauldron of death they were thrown
All the mothers young sons lost at war

7.When we think of the pride of our youth who were lost
To gain us our freedom at such a great cost
Then we argue well that was what they were born for
All the mothers young sons lost at war

The Little Rudder

Written By: David East

1.Something that's hard to understand in our lives here on earth
That works against our human logic
God's working in our hearts can be so different than we think
To illustrate I'll say something like this....

Chorus

The Little Rudder , the Little Rudder , the Little Rudder steers the big ship (2x)

2.In Egypt God showed his power through miracles and signs
Like turning Moses staff into a snake
But nowadays he seems to work like more insignificant
If you by now are picking up my drift

Chorus

3.A topic that might stimulate an interesting debate
On how God chooses to communicate
Like booming thunder , roaring lion or the spectacular
Or the Holy Spirit's inner small voice?

Chorus

Run like the wind

Written By: David East

1.The sky is the limit , head beyond the summit
Strive hard for success in the task you commit to
Be sure of your purpose , know what to believe in
Keep your mind in focus , then hold to the mission

Chorus

And run , run like the wind
Fly , fly like a bird
So , follow your dreams
To places unheard
Believe in yourself
Look up for your help
Your time will arrive in the sweet bye and bye.

2.Failure is quite often your step to success
But you , you must be patient , possessing strength and courage
Nothing is achieved , without sweat on your brow
So take up the challenge , your moment is now

Chorus

Two Wheels , Two Pedals (Cycling theme song)

Written By: David East

Chorus

Two wheels , Two Pedals
Two legs and a whole lot of guts (2x)

1.Like wheels of a steam train
Barreling full-steam ahead
Legs pushing like madly
Striving to stay in there

Chorus

2.Sharp alert around you
Whose in front and behind
But coolly determined
To be the first to cross the line

Chorus

3.The off-road dirt trail
Steep slopes and hair-pin bends
Watch out for that wipe-out
Strive hard to keep your head

Chorus

The Images of War

Written By: David East

THE IMAGES OF WAR

1.PHOTOGRAPH ON PHOTOGRAPH OF ENDLESS CARNAGE

CITIES LYING IN RUINS AND GROTESQUE CORPSES

AND SO WE HAVE TO ASK OURSELVES HOW CAN IT BE LIKE THIS?

MILLIONS OF HUMANS DYING SO TRAGICALLY

THE IMAGES OF WAR

2.AND GAPING HOLES AND CRATERS ON A SKELETON LANDSCAPE

AND SOLDIERS CHARGING STRAIGHT INTO THE WAITING JAWS OF DEATH

DEFYING ALL HUMAN LOGIC , A BLOODY SENSELESS MESS

WHERE HUMAN BEINGS BEHAVE SO SAVAGELY

THE IMAGES OF WAR

3.AND SHIPS LIKE FLOATING CASKETS BEING BLOWN TO SMITHEREENS

AND SAILORS GO TO A WATERY GRAVE DREAMING OF THEIR FAMILIES

AND PLANES DESTROYING CITIES , OR BEING SHOT OUT OF THE SKY

WITH SO MANY PEOPLE DYING SO VIOLENTLY

THE IMAGES OF WAR

BRIDGE

AND SO WE STOP TO PAUSE , AND ASK HOW CAN IT BE?

WE'RE NATURES HIGHEST FORM , US HUMANITY

OUR TASK TO UPHOLD LIFE , YET AT THAT VERY POINT

WE FAIL SO MISERABLY

REP EAT VERSE 1

The News Blues

Written By: David East

THE NEWS BLUES

CHORUS

THE NEWS BLUES , ECONOMY DECLINING

PEOPLE AND SPECIES DYING AND FLOODS AND TYPHOONS

THE NEWS BLUES , WHILE WE'RE IN OUR SEATS RECLINING

WE CANNOT BE DENYING , THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO

1.WHAT WE HEAR EVERY DAY , RADIO AND TV

FRONT PAGE BAD NEWS DAYS , WHAT'S HAPPENING?

CHORUS

2.WARS AND TERROR ATTACKS , GOT TO GET YOUR OWN BACK

NATURAL DISASTERS , HURRICANES AND EARTHQUAKES

CHORUS

3.FINANCIAL TURNAROUNDS , NOW IT'S UP NOW IT'S DOWN

NOW IT'S BETTER , NOW IT'S WORSE , HOLD ON TIGHT TO YOUR PURSE!


CHORUS

4.ONE DAY , WHO KNOWS HOW SOON , NO MORE DOOM , NO MORE GLOOM

NO MORE NEWS ANYMORE , THE WORLDS BLOWN OUT THE DOOR

CHORUS

You Gotta Keep Going

Written By: David East

YOU GOTTA KEEP GOIN’

CHORUS
YOU GOTTA KEEP GOIN THROUGH THE GOOD AND THE BAD
YOU GOTTA KEEP GOIN IN THE HAPPY AND SAD
CAUSE IF YOU DO STOP GOIN IT’S GONNA WORK OUT BAD
YOU GOTTA KEEP GOIN , YOU GOTTA KEEP GOIN
IT’S GONNA WORKOUT SOMEDAY

1.YOU GOTTA KEEP GOIN WHEN THE TIMES AREN’T TOO FINE
YOU GOTTA KEEP GOIN WHEN YOUR JOB’S ON THE LINE
YOU GOTTA KEEP GOIN THOUGH IT’S DIFFICULT
YOU GOTTA TRY HARD TO STAY POSITIVE

CHORUS

2.YOU GOTTA TRY LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE
AND TRY TO GET THROUGH THE PAIN AND THE STRIFE
YOU GOTTA BELIEVE YOU WILL GET THERE SOME DAY
YOU GOTTA BELIEVE THERE’S GONNA BE A WAY

CHORUS


Dream on David

Written By: David East

DREAM ON DAVID , DREAM ON

1.WELL I GUESS I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A DREAMER

MUSER , MUSO , POET , SCHEMER , LIVING IN A WORLD OF FANTASY

AND WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY , MY FRIENDS WOULD MOCK AND JEER & TAUNT

WHEN I WOULD HUM A MELODY ALL DAY

BUT IT WOULD NOT BOTHER ME MUCH , OR REDUCE ME TO TEARS

AS I ALWAYS HAD THIS VOICE SAYING IN MY EARS

CHORUS

DREAM ON DAVID , DREAM ON

CREATE A NEW WORLD WITH YOUR SONGS

AND ESCAPE INTO THAT FANTASY WHEN EVERYTHING GOES WRONG

AND DREAM ON DAVID , DREAM ON

2.AND MOVING FORWARD FROM THAT TIME

THE YEARS BETWEEN COULD NOT QUENCH OUT

THE GIFT I KNEW THAT GOD HAD GIVEN ME

AND AT SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY AND TWO YEARS IN THE MILITARY

WHERE MY DREAMER NATURE HAD ME NOT FIT IN

AND WITH ALL THE SCREAMING ORDERS AND VILLIFYING ME

IT'S LIKE I COULDN'T HEAR A THING , THIS VOICE STILL IN MY EAR , SAYING
CHORUS
3.THEN THE YEARS WENT BY AND SO QUICKLY, 20'S , 30'S, 40'S , 50'S

AND SOMETIMES I THOUGHT IT HAD ELUDED ME

BUT WRITING MORE SONGS ALL THE TIME AND SHARPENING THE ART OF RYHME

THAT STAR OF HOPE ALWAYS FLICKERED BRIGHTLY

AND AS WITH ALL CREATION , A BIRTH THERE HAS TO BE

AND NOTHING EVER COULD PUT OUT THAT VOICE ALWAYS RINGING

CHORUS

Time like the Old River

Written By: David East

TIME LIKE THE OLD RIVER

1.WE LIKE TO HOLD ON TO OUR YOUTH AND SAVOUR EVERY DROP

WE TRY TO BLOCK OUR EARS TO THE OLD TICKING OF THE CLOCK

WE TRY TO HOLD ON TO EACH MOMENT AND NOT LET IT GO BY

CHORUS

BUT TIME LIKE THE OLD RIVER

JUST KEEPS ROLLING ON

AND TIME LIKE THE OLD RIVER

JUST KEEPS ROLLING ON

2.WE TRY TO PLANT OUR ROOTS FIRMLY AND DEEPLY IN THE GROUND

WE TRY TO FIND OUT WHERE THE YOUTH'S ETERNAL SPRING IS FOUND

WE TRY HARD TO IGNORE THE FACT THAT DEATH CAN BE AROUND

CHORUS

BRIDGE

AND TODAY WILL BE YESTERDAY

WHEN MIDNIGHT'S HOUR IS STRUCK

AND YESTERDAY ALREADY LIES DEEP IN HISTORY'S TRUNK

AND TOMORROW WILL BE OVER QUICKLY ENOUGH

We should feel so fortunate

Written By: David East

WE SHOULD FEEL SO FORTUNATE

1.IF WE LIFT UP OUR EYES AND LOOK OUT TO THE WORLD
THERE ARE MANY OUT THERE WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO LIVE

CHORUS
AND WE SHOULD FEEL SO FORTUNATE
THERE ARE MANY WITH SO MUCH LESS THAN US
PEOPLE TRYING SO VERY HARD TO SURVIVE FROM DAY TO DAY
WHERE THE LITTLE THAT THEY HAVE HAS TO GO SUCH A LONG WAY
AND WE SHOULD FEEL SO FORTUNATE

2.THERE ARE HAVE’S AND HAVE NOT’S IN THIS WORLD THAT WE LIVE
THOSE WHO DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TO MAKE UP A MEAL

CHORUS

BRIDGE

SO LET’S EXTEND OUR HAND
LET US RESOLVE AND PLAN
TO CONSIDER AND CARE
AND GIVE AND TO SHARE

CHORUS

Life isn't all laugh

Written By: David East

LIFE ISN’T ALL LAUGH

1.LIFE’S ROAD IT IS LONG , LIKE A LONG- HAUL FLIGHT OR MARATHON
AND WE HAVE TO TAKE THE BETTER TIMES WITH THE NOT
A HIGH MOUNTAIN TRAIL , OR FOREST SWAMP OR A DESERT PLAIN
AND WE HAVE TO TAKE THE COOL WITH THE HOT

CHORUS
LAUGH ISN’T ALL LAUGH , LIFE ISN’T ALL GREAT
SOMETIMES THERE IS JOY AND SOMETIMES HEARTBREAK
ON LIFE’S JOURNEY HERE , WE FIND DIFFERING PHASES IN KIND
OF HAPPINESS FILLED LIVES , BUT LIFE ISN’T ALL LAUGH

2.SOME DAYS ARE SUNNY , OR IT’S BITING COLD , OR A HURTING WIND
AND WE WONDER IF WE CAN GET THROUGH IT ALL
SOMETIMES THE WATER’S CALM ,OR IT’S CHOPPY SEAS OR CALLOSSAL WAVES
AND OUR PROBLEMS SEEM MOUNTAIN- HIGH TALL

CHORUS
BRIDGE/ENDING
TRY HANG IN THERE
TRY LOOK TO THE SKY
YOUR ANSWER IS
THERE ON HIGH

Never give up

Written By: David East

NEVER GIVE UP

1,THIS LIFE IT IS A CHALLENGE OFTEN GREAT

AND NOTHING IS HANDED TO US ON A PLATE

WE HAVE TO FIGHT , WE CAN'T SIT BACK AND DIE

IT'S A CONTINUAL STAIRCASE AS UP AND UP WE CLIMB

CHORUS

AND NEVER GIVE UP , NEVER SAY DIE

YES YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO FIGHT

TO REACH UP WHERE YOU WANT TO BE

TO REACH THE PLACE OF YOUR DREAMS

NEVER GIVE UP , NEVER SAY DIE

DAILY STRIVE TOWARDS THE PRIZE

THE ONLY WAY TO WIN

IS NEVER GIVE UP

2.AND LIFE HAS TIMES OF HIGH'S AND TIMES OF LOW'S

SOMETIMES WE'RE MOVING FAST , SOMETIMES WE'RE MOVING SLOW

AND AS SERVANT'S WE SHOULD TO THE PLANET GIVE

AND TRY LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE AND TO BE POSITIVE

CHORUS

Genius to Moron

Written By: David East

GENIUS TO MORON
1.AND IT’S UP AND IT’S DOWN AND IT’S WIN AND IT’S LOSE
IT’S RISE AND IT’S FALL , IT’S THE BLISS AND THE BLUES
IT’S YOUNG AND IT’S OLD AND IT’S MORE AND IT’S LESS
IT’S FRIEND AND IT’S FOE AND IT’S LIFE AND IT’S DEATH
CHORUS
SO IT’S GENIUS TO MORON
AND METAL TO RUST
IT’S KNOWLEDGE TO IGNORANCE
AND IT’S CONCRETE TO DUST
2.AND IT’S FAITH AND IT’S DISBELIEF , HOPE AND HOPELESS
IT’S THE GRIT OR THE GRAVE , IT’S THE STRONG OR THE DEAD
IT’S THE NOBLE AND SAVAGE , THE HUMBLE AND PROUD
THE WISE AND THE FOOLISH , THE QUIET AND LOUD
CHORUS
3.AND IT’S FIGHT AND SURRENDER , SUBDUE OR SUBMIT
THE VICTOR AND VICTIM , THE GOT AND THE GET
THE PRECIOUS AND WORTHLESS , THE HARD AND THE SOFT
THE COURAGE AND FEAR AND THE LAUGHTER AND TEARS
CHORUS
BRIDGE
AND WHAT ARE THE ANSWERS AND WHERE IS THE HOPE?
AND WISDOM AND TRUTH ARE MUCH MORE THAN YOU KNOW
IS IT MORTAL OR SPIRITUAL , BODY OR SOUL
THIS LIFE OR THE AFTERLIFE , HEAVEN OR HELL?
CHORUS

The Camera's always on you

Written By: David East

AND THE CAMERA'S ALWAYS ON YOU

CHORUS

AND THE CAMERA'S ALWAYS ON YOU

YOU'RE AN ACTOR ON A STAGE

AND THE CAMERA'S ALWAYS ON YOU

FROM THE CRADLE TO THE GRAVE

1.AND IT'S ON YOU WHEN YOU'RE BORN , YES YOU'RE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

IF YOU GROW UP TO BE RICH , OR STUCK WITHIN POVERTY'S PLIGHT

AND IT'S ON YOU WHEN YOU START TO WALK AND ALSO WHEN YOU START TO TALK

AND IT'S ON YOU AT YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

CHORUS

2.AND IT'S LIKE YOU'RE BEING WATCHED , YOU'RE IN A DRAMA IN A WAY

AND WHERE YOU'RE THE ONLY ACTOR IN THE SELF PRODUCING PLAY

AND AS TO HOW WELL YOU'RE PERFORMING , IS NOT JUDGED BY YOURSELF

BUT RATHER IS DETERMINED BY EVERYBODY ELSE

CHORUS

3.AND IT'S LIKE THE WORDS OF SHAKESEPEARE , THAT THE WHOLE WORLD IS LIKE A STAGE

AND THE PEOPLE ARE THE ACTORS AS THEY GO ABOUT THEIR WAY

AND YOU'RE OK WHEN PEOPLE CLAP AND LATER PAT YOU ON THE BACK

BIUT YOU'RE NOT OK , IF YOU GET BOO'ED OFF THE STAGE

CHORUS

BRIDGE

AND THEY SAY NO MAN IS AN ISLAND , AND YOU CAN'T CUT YOURSELF OFF

FROM THE HERE AND NOW REALITY , FROM WALKING ON EARTHS TURF

AND THEY WILL BLESS AND THEY WILL BLAME YOU,THEY WILL SCORN AND THEY WILL PRAISE YOU

THAT'S A FACT OF LIFE THAT YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITH

CHORUS

4.UNTIL COMES THAT FINAL DAY AND YOU ARE SICK IN BED

AND WHEN YOU ARE LYING DEAD THERE IN YOUR CASKET

AND THEY WILL EULOGISE HOW GOOD YOU WERE AND PAINT A FLOWERY PICTURE

BUT NOW THEY CANNOT CONTROL YOU , VICTIMISE AND SCOLD YOU ,

OR DICTATE WHERE YOU ARE HEADING NEXT

Survival

Written By: David East

SURVIVAL – THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT

1.TO TRY UPHOLD OUR DIGNITY AND OUR HIGHER HUMANITY
AND HOPING THAT OUR PROBLEMS WILL SOON END
RETAIN MORAL INTEGRITY AND FINANCIAL SECURITY
FOR THE UNFORESEEN THAT LIES AROUND THE BEND
CHORUS
SURVIVAL – THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
TO HAVE ENOUGH TO PAY OUR WAY
AND HOPING THAT OUR HEALTH WILL STAY
AND MEET OUR BILLS AT EACH MONTH END
AND SAVE FOR OUR RETIREMENT
SURVIVAL – THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
2.AND LIFE THE UNEXPECTED TRAP THAT IS JUST WAITING TO HAPPEN
OUT OF THE BLUE TO CATCH US BY SURPRISE
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED , GRAP HOLD OF INFORMATION
THAT COULD HELP US WHEN WE ARE NEEDING IT
CHORUS
BRIDGE
AND WHAT IS HOT WILL BECOME COLD
AND WHAT IS NEW WILL BECOME OLD
AND WHAT MAY BE IMPORTANT NOW
MAY NOT BE SO IN THE FUTURE
CHORUS

Fast Forward = Rapid Rewind

Written By: David East

FAST FORWARD = RAPID REWIND

CHORUS

'CAUSE FAST FORWARD EQUALS RAPID REWIND

ONE STEP FORWARD AND BACK TWO

OFTEN PROGRESS EQUALS REGRESS

AND SUCCESS CAN RUIN YOU

1,NICE CAR BUT BAD EXHAUST FUMES , WORKAHOLIC BUT NO LIFE

CONGRATULATIONS WITH YOUR NEW GIRLFRIEND

A PITY THO' THAT YOU LOST YOUR WIFE

CHORUS

2.NICE BIG HOUSE BUT , BIGGER CLEAN UP , NEW PROMOTION , BUT MORE STRESS

NICE BIG GARDEN , BUT MORE MOWING

SO WHAT IS BETTER , MORE OR LESS?

CHORUS

3.BIGGER FACTORIES , BUT MORE POLLUTION

AND SO MORE FLOODING AND HURRICANES

SO WE'VE MORE JOBS , BUT THEN MORE PROBLEMS

SO WHO NOW CAN TAKE THE BLAME?

CHORUS

Fault of the Innocent (War version)

Written By: David East

Fault of the Innocent ( War Version)

1.Far from the lands of calm and comfort

Far from the lands of bliss and ease

There lie the fields of wont destruction

Where wars have ravaged , raped and killed

The family bond once strong and vibrant

Is shattered into pieces now

The children often being the victims

They need our help this very hour

Chorus

Where the innocent are calling , from the subterfuge domain

For a new day to be dawning , free from suffering and pain

If the world outside is watching , if the world outside can know?

With the injustices and hurting , It can be no fault of the innocent

2. The wars of old were fought by armies

Where only soldiers fought and died

But now the soldiers fight like cowards

Where innocent are sacrificed

Women are raped and children murdered

And right before their families eyes

As they are harmless and defenceless

And have no guns to give reply

Chorus

While you have breath to breathe

Written By: David East

While you have Breath to Breathe

1.We've watched from TV-screens the fight you've fought

Safe in our sheltered nests and the comfort of our homes

You fleeing invaders and your villages in ruins

The bloodied bodies of your loved ones round you strewn

Chorus

And....

The world outside will cry your tears

The world outside will feel your anger , pain and fears

The world outside knows that your voice will not be stilled

While you have breath to breathe

2.We've seen your struggle , we've seen your bitter strife

Your homes being torched , your tragic loss of life

Your wive’s and children raped , your children sold as slaves

We’ve seen your agony and we are so dismayed

Chorus

Bridge

And that day is coming and coming very soon

That your spirit seeming dead and lifeless in it’s tomb

Now resurrected will rise forth from it’s grave

A new day is going to dawn for you

With strength and victory in it’s rays

Chorus

To have a hope

Written By: David East

TO HAVE A HOPE
CHORUS
TO HAVE A HOPE TO HAVE A LIFE
TO HAVE THEIR BASIC NEEDS SUPPLIED
THERE’S JUST ONE THING THEY ASK OF YOU
TO HAVE A CHANCE AT LIVING TOO
1.TO PRODUCE PEACE OUT OF THE WAR
TO HAVE A PROMISING FUTURE
TO HAVE THE TOOLS THEY NEED
TO PULL THEMSELVES OUT OF THE MIRY PIT
TO HAVE A SOLID PLATFORM SURE
TO DRINK FROM LIFE’S GOOD PURE NECTAR
A LIFE THATS FREE OF STRAIN AND FEAR
TO SEE A GLOW OF HOPE AT THE END OF THE DARK TUNNEL
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2.THOUGH HOPE MAY BE BEYOND THE HILL
THERE TRAPS AND THORNS LYING IN FRONT STILL
AND THE ONLY WAY PROGRESS IS MADE
IS WHEN WITH LEARNING THE LONG ROAD IS PAVED
AS FROM ONE DAY TO THE NEXT THEY’RE GIVEN
THE SEEDS TO SOW A BETTER DREAM
IN MANY WAYS THEY ARE MOVING
FROM DEPTHS OF HELL UP TO HEAVEN
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Without a voice

Written By: David East

Without a voice

1.So much despair , and death and carnage everywhere

Innocent victims of a game , the evil-minded men are playing

The lifeless breath , the savage violent kiss of death

This visitation on their homes , the peaceful world has just not known

Chorus

Without a voice , without a chance , without a choice

Without a hope to reach their dream , without a life worth living

Without a friend , without defense and protection

The hope for them to reach their dream

Lies in the hands of you and me

2.Machine gun fire , bombs that obliterate their screams

Wimpers and cries , where the raped and wounded lie

And such great loss , at such price and such great cost

Life and a future lie bereft , amidst the silence of the death

Chorus

Bridge

Yet though all may seem hopeless and shrouded in despair

There is a flicker of a hope that still lives on

That the flame of liberty that has allowed us to be free

We surely must give them , we surely must pass on

Chorus

Discography

350+ demo projects (done mostly on home-studio)
Formal album still to be done.

Set List

Gospel songs:Big River
Come Eternal Day
Gonna sit down at the River of Life
My Yoke is easy
Devoted and True
A gift is a Blessing
That Healing Stream
Walking in the way of your will Lord
The Thin White Line
Jesus love is tough love
Eternal Parole
Your humility humbles me
Who is my neighbor?
Keep on walking in the Holy Spirit
Remembering
Your blood's my only hope
Jesus Red blood is true blue
Jesus Red Blood unites all colours
Precious blood of Jesus
One day we will see Jesus
Jesus is alive
Step onto the King's Red carpet
Praise Him Heaven above
In the Gates of praise....and many others
African wildlife songs:
Africa's Wild
Who'se come down to the waterhole?
Harry Hippo
That Cruel Crocodile Smile
A Rhino has you in his sights
The Big 5
Night Drive
Monkeying Around
Boebesi - King of the Jungle
Big Cat
Mr Sly

Songs on life:
Life - where are we going to?
No Simple Remedies
A Crossroad situation
With all the change
The News Blues
Catch 22
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