T. Paige

T. Paige

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Songs to get you over. Self styled, individualistic, acoustic, hard, soft, sensitive, thoughtful, rocky, folky, dark, rough, raw, emotional, guitar driven. Some electric.

Biography

Incredible singer/songwriter/guitarist. An original, individualistic sound acheived through years and years of honing my musical skills and talents. Great performer. Sings his songs with a wallop. Gutsy performances are my trademark. Award winner in poetry, songwriting and photography. Defines the word 'artist'. Songs to get you over.

Lyrics

PERFECT CHURCHES

Written By: T. PAIGE DALPORTO

Perfect Churches
by T. Paige Dalporto


Did you ever stand outside a church deciding whether to come in

thinking all those perfect people I could never be like them.

Did you ever catch them in a lie or in a sin

did you see their imperfections and say how can they pretend?

There are no perfect churches but there’s some pretty good ones

They will help you with your burdens they will help you with your needs.
(Alt. They will help you to find comfort and find perfect peace)


If you're looking for perfection I want to show you something

it's the nail scarred hands of Jesus and the cross of Calvary.


So I made my way into the house of God where I did see

So many perfect people when a voice whispered to me:

If you're looking for perfection I want to show you something

it's the nail scarred hands of Jesus and the cross of Calvary.

There are no perfect people inside of perfect churches

but we are forgiven and forgiven perfectly

© 2005 T. Paige Dalporto

CHURCH BELLS AT SAGO

Written By: T. PAIGE DALPORTO

CHURCH BELLS AT SAGO
WORDS AND MUSIC BY
T. PAIGE DALPORTO

MY BROTHER'S IN THE CHURCH YARD
MY COUSIN'S WITH HIM, TOO
I'M WAITING HERE INSIDE THE CHURCH
WHEN THEY COME IN WITH THE NEWS

'TWELVE BRAVE MINERS MAKE IT'
WE WAIT WITH CERTAIN JOY
OH, MIRACLE OF MIRACLES
ALLELUIA PRAISE THE LORD

CHORUS:
ALREADY I AM DREAMING
AND I SEE YOUR FACE
I HEAR THE CHURCH BELLS RINGING
HIGH ABOVE THIS PLACE

THERE IS NO TIME TO TELL YOU
BEFORE I FALL ASLEEP
I LOVED YOU ALL SO DEARLY
THERE IS NO TIME TO WEEP

CHORUS:
ALREADY I AM DREAMING
AND I SEE YOUR FACE
I HEAR THE CHURCH BELLS RINGING
SO HIGH ABOVE THIS PLACE

KEEP SINGING AND REJOICING
AND WHEN YOU HEAR THE NEWS
RING THE CHURCH BELLS LOUDER
TILL THEY RATTLE ALL THE PEWS

CHORUS:
ALREADY I AM DREAMING
AND I SEE YOUR FACE
I HEAR THE CHURCH BELLS RINGING
ALLELUIA, AMAZING GRACE.

THERE IS NO TIME TO TELL YOU
BUT BE NOT OVER-GRIEVED
I'M LISTENING TO YOUR SONGS OF JOY
AS I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP.

(C) 2006 T. Paige Dalporto

MA BLIZZARD

Written By: T. PAIGE DALPORTO



THE BALLAD OF "MA" BLIZZARD
WORDS AND MUSIC BY
T. PAIGE DALPORTO

WHERE IS MA GOING
WITH THAT CROWBAR IN HER HAND?
GOING DOWN TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS
SHE'S BOUND TO MAKE A STAND
HEAR THAT TRAIN A COMING
BRINGING TROUBLE TO THE LAND
LOADED DOWN WITH GUN THUGS
IT WILL NOT MAKE THE BEND.

WHY IS MA GOING
TO THE RAILROAD TRACKS TONIGHT?
TO PUT THE CROWBAR TO THE CROSSTIES
AND PRY WITH ALL HER MIGHT
HEAR THAT TRAIN A COMING
BRINGING TROUBLE TO THE LAND
SHE GIVES HER KIDS A GOODNIGHT KISS
WITH A CROWBAR IN HER HAND.

MA BLIZZARD HAD A VISION
DISTANT YET SO TRUE
A NEW TRAIN BRINGING JUSTICE
AND EVERY MINER'S DUE
HEAR THAT TRAIN A COMING
BRINGING JUSTICE TO THE LAND
MA BLIZZARD HAD A VISION
AND A CROWBAR IN HER HAND.

(C) 2006 T. PAIGE DALPORTO

Discography

LP's: Solid Pearl
3 tracks on When Miners March
One on Moving Mountains

Set List

The Pearl, The Ballad of Ma Blizzard, Guitar Town, Desert Places, Church Bells at Sago, Chopped Liver, The Wheel, Coal Tattoo, Long Black Veil, Perfect Churches, Old Willie, Pity on Me, Rainy Day, People, Rainy Day Man, Heaven's Kind.