Acoustalyn III

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released June 5, 2014

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Acoustalyn Austin, Texas

Acoustalyn is an Austin-based musical act entitled "Acoustalyn", featuring two females vocalists, acoustic guitarists, violin, mandolin, percussion, and bass. They play extensively throughout Austin and Central Texas.
Acoustalyn's music incorporates beautiful melodies and vocal harmonizing with thoughtful lyrics, and covers a wide range of acoustic genres including folk, bluegrass, and Celtic.
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Track Name: Sad Words
Sad Words

lyrics and accompanying music copyright 2010 by Richard Crawford. All rights reserved.

and who goes there?

my defenses come to life;

and who really cares?

crying along with the night;

the people stop and stare;

I cover my face and hide;

my soul laid bare;

give away what little's left inside, ohh

and I thought I saw a vision from eternity;

like sad, sad words that came from a memory;

that broke my heart and took the light inside of me;

now I'm just marking time;

and when gazes fall;

and lie in guttered streets;

I am a part of it all;

my tomorrows laid at my feet;

time's tattered shawl;

musings incomplete;

a cold comfort calls;

a solace bittersweet, ohh

as you and I mark off our calendars;

and grow old and wise;

may we not fall prey to reapers or scavengers;

before time closes our eyes;
Track Name: Silence
Silence

lyrics and accompanying music copyright 2008 by Richard Crawford. All rights reserved.

most of the time down in this valley you can hear the people sing going from day to day;

and the rest of the time, back in the city, you can hear the people scream as they go along their way;

sometimes, I feel a lightness, I hear their echoes when I’m at peace

but other times, there is a silence, a silence so deep, deep inside of me;

and I think I hear you calling out to me;

but I can’t touch you through these walls;

this world that gives me silence will keep going on

guess I won’t amount to much after all;

a lot of times, I sit and watch all the people, they look like they’re happy, walking hand in hand

and all the lovers they have one another to keep each other warm at night, they couldn’t understand

that sometimes, I feel a presence, like there was an angel whispering in my ear

but even she can’t pierce this silence, this silence so deep has she abandoned me?

and I think I hear her calling out to me;

but I can’t reach her through the fog;

maybe she could lead me back to where I belong;

maybe she can help make some sense of it all;

and the silence is the only thing left to hear, the quiet deafens my ears;

but I don’t have anywhere left to fall; the silence drives before it one and all; I can‘t hear a thing;
Track Name: Bainbridge County
Bainbridge County

lyrics and accompanying music copyright 2011 by Richard Crawford. All rights reserved.



there's a heavy stone medallion hanging 'round my neck;

and it weighs me down most of my days;

and it helps me remember those I cannot help;

for I am as troubled as they;

in the days of war and thunder I thought I had seen;

all the harm that could come to a man;

until I saw the scourge of the heartland and my kin;

I thought I was in another land;

there's a firestorm burning down in Bainbridge County

and we're all leaving our homes;

back to the mountains and the river's fulsome bounty;

I call this freedom, leave well enough alone;

back when I was young I was boastful in myself

and I took on all comers by and by;

then there came a day when I stood all alone;

just me and my foolish pride;

the seasons turn over and the tides they turn;

and the way ahead gets clearer every day;

when I think that I am lucky and walking in the light;

I'll remember those whom the darkness stole away

alone since my days began to begin;

few and far between comforts now and then;

but I'll lend a shoulder to you my friend;

to keep you standing through the howling wind;
Track Name: Quiet Lands
Quiet Lands

lyrics and accompanying music copyright 2011; by Richard Crawford. All rights reserved.



in the quiet lands of Texas there's a wonder and a still;

and a presence of comfort through and through;

where the people are not busy and the stranger always will;

get the feeling that they're seeing things from a dreamy point of view;

when the locals salute the twilight out on their front porch swings;

when the clear skies and the working day are done;

the sleepy contemplation and the peace that knowing brings;

that you found a piece of heaven in the quiet evening sun;

oooh, leave my soul in these quiet lands to hide;

far away from the fray of the busy world outside;

let me get back to the sleepy place I love;

in the quiet lands of Texas that I've been dreaming of;

there comes a time for all of us when there's no need to roam;

when you know what you know and you live it each day;

you end all your battles and you find yourself a home;

and you let the world figure it out from far, far away;

do you hear a whisper on a lazy Summer day?

calling you to be swallowed up in that heavy, drowsy haze;

like a feeling that comes over you to get out of the way;

when you feel like you've played all of your games
Track Name: Entertaining
Entertaining

lyrics and accompanying music copyright 2009 by Richard Crawford. All rights reserved.



Let me entertain you for a while;

Let me do something silly to make you smile;

Seems like forever since you’ve been here;

Won’t ya stay a while I will bring you good cheer;

I’ve got some new pictures won’t you have a look;

Let me hear all about your brand new book;

I’ll put on the teapot you ink your pen;

I want to hear your stories all over again;

And the love you send, my dear friend sublime;

Will always mend, the loneliest of times

A hand to lend, and a promise to confide

That always and forever I shall be here at your side;

Let me make a toast I’ll fill your glass

For all the times to come and all those past;

Celebrate our tomorrows in the shade

Celebrating the friendship we have made;
Track Name: Salvation
Salvation

lyrics and accompanying music copyright 2009 by Richard Crawford. All rights reserved.



in the morning there’s a reason why I’m happy in this place;

into the evening it still lingers this feeling of love, this peaceful taste;

feel I can finally let my pride down and ask someone for help;

’cause I’ve never really been true to myself, much less to anyone else;

and you’ve never let me down since all of this began;

you’re my life, you’re my salvation;

and there’s never been a better time for me to stop and make a stand;

or decide, what’s best for me;

and there’s never been a time such peace of mind took me by the hand

salvation, set me free;

when I think of all the trouble I’ve stared down face to face;

I can finally begin to realize there’s no more time to waste;

finally see I don’t have to live just for myself;

I can finally give to someone else and share what I’ve felt;

and I can finally come to terms with the things that I’ve done;

accepted by your salvation

with so many open roads and so many paths to take

It's a wonder I ever figured out what to do;

but I’ll never drink of the water or another promise make;

‘till I’ve raised my glass to you;
Track Name: Wildwood
Wildwood
lyrics and accompanying music copyright 2009 by Richard Crawford. All rights reserved.

wildwood in the morning;

wildwood feeling good;

wildwood in the evening;

spend my life in wildwood;

there's a feeling I get every Summer I've spent;

all alone with the memory of the letters I sent;

feeling regret and I can never forget;

all the ways I might have harmed you even yet;

there might still be some hope for me;

there's a weighting stone that will guide me home;

through the peaks and the valleys into pastures below;

there to tend and grow all the dreams that we sow;

lost in our forevers nevermore to go;

yes, there may be some hope for me
Track Name: Bring A Little Light
Bring A Little Light

lyrics and accompanying music copyright 2009 by Richard Crawford. All rights reserved.



Won’t ya bring yourself back to me unharmed; you always were a dear to me;

then forget about your manners, forget about your charm; forget everything you’ve ever been;

won’t ‘ya bring a little light into the darkness and the cold;

won’t ‘ya bring a little light so I can roll away my stone;

Cause I mean it this time, I never realized;

Just what you could mean to me;

And if you bring a little light into my world, I’ll bring a little love into your life;

And if you wanna shout it right out loud just makes it better;

and if you bring a little light into my day, I’ll bring a little love into your night;

we‘re always gonna make it through alright if we’re together;

and there’s always gonna be conflict, bad people, danger zones; so ya better keep your

senses peeled;

and there’s always gonna be someone there pointing which way to go, so ya better to

listen to what you feel;

won’t ya bring a little light into the darkness of my soul;

won’t ya bring a little light so I can shatter this heart of stone;

and I mean it this time you better open up your eyes;

so you can see through the murky skies;

I don’t have any answers, just get on with your life;

There’s nothing better that I’d like to see you do;

you will find the strength you need when the time is right;
Track Name: Moments
Moments
lyrics and accompanying music copyright 2009 by Richard Crawford. All rights reserved.

in the here and now;

in and out of time;

Winter's withering bough;

twilight years nursery rhymes;

and I look for a light in the sun;

and I look for a shadow in the night;

the evenings last forever and my days are never done

these are the moments of my life;

pass the bread and the wine;

make ye merry and low;

well met fellow fine;

let your heartaches go;
Track Name: Lady Of The Lake
Lady Of The Lake

lyrics and accompanying music copyright 2010 by Richard Crawford. All rights reserved.



longing for the day I might find you;

we are all but blind in our darkness;

in another place and time we are still lost;

into a lonely piece of ground we all go;

lady of the lake, do I astound you?

lady of the lake, do I confound you?

lady of the lake I am your Son;

lady of the lake we are one;

mistrust and misdeeds all around us;

we had no idea until you found us;

foundering day to day amidst our schemes;

when we turn around we are gone;

He who goes into the light then casts his shadow down;

shall not reap what they might sow or hear the welcome sound;

what's it like to live in the sunlight?

we have only known the darkness;

surround me, surround you, surround me;

my lady; my lady; my lady; my lady;