Soul House

by Tim Weed

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Soul House is a body of original music that reflects my musical history, personal journey, and world travels. I feel truly blessed to finally present this collection of my most heartfelt vocal music - music from the house of my soul.

My deepest gratitude and love to all of the musicians, technicians, artists, creative talents and friends who have contributed to this project. Wishing you all love and peace and happiness.

This CD is a reality due in large part to the generosity and support of these kind individuals:

Marion Weber, Sue Mullen & Oscar Davis, Larry Lashbrook, Sharon & Jerry Heikkinen, Phil Lipman, Rob Paulus & Randi Dorman, Tonee Norman, Kathy Maxwell, Sam McCullagh & Cindy Testa McCullagh, Bonnie Brock, Dennis & Sevren Coon, Judy Knox & Matts Myhrman, Sundog, Robert Steinberg, and Derek Roff. Special thanks to Gallery Route One for providing fiscal sponsorship, and to Pete Fust for his devoted friendship and generous support.

Dedicated to my Mom

Special Thanks:
Mom & Dad & Family, Tucker & Anza, Jim Monroe, Ken Orsow, Michael Tavera, Jeff Harvey, Andrew Boettner, Patrick Brayer, Richard Stekol, Jim Burlile, Mark Ettel, Alan Sides, Jimmie Haskell, Robert S. Kaufman, Ralph Liddle, Joel Ferguson, Jim McQuade & Vicki Darrow, BJ Snell, Ronnie McQueen, Janine Bjornson, Dr. Bill Roley, W. Scott Henry, Chris Prelitz, Edward Brancard, Dennis & Sevren Coon, Tess Cartwright, Mike Lennon, Deborah Sabol, Rob Paulus & Randi Dorman, Mark Robertson-Tessi, Dana Rath, David Grisman, Yeon Brewer, Catherine Wanek, The Folk Shop, Robert LaPorte, Todd Pickering & Cindy Davis, Tobias Roberson & Kusuma Rose, John Rosenberg, Paul Carman, and Fariba Bogzaran. Thanks also to Randy (RC) Snoddy for the colorful stories that inspired Long Tom and Movin’ a Mountain.

Counting my blessings for Debbie Daly and her tireless love and support, throughout and including the dimmest periods.

I would also like to thank the following people for their generosity in loaning/providing recording equipment and instruments: Phil Lipman, Michael Harmon, Gene Finley, Ethan Kenning, Jim Monroe, David Thorup, Brother John Hanson, Dennis Coon, Jim from Burlile Banjos, Joe Cohen from PranaWire, Corey Goodman, the Zaleski family, Tom Cuevas, and Harvey Moltz.

Also, thank you to Bruce of Sexauer Guitars, John Jennings of Royer Labs and Mojave Audio, Frank Oglethorpe of Prism Sound, Rob Turner of EMG Pickups, Bryce Boynton of DPA Microphones, and Magic Dave Roberts of MOTU.

credits

released October 15, 2013

PRODUCED BY TIM WEED
Recorded by Jeff Rodenkirch, Stephen Hart, and Tim Weed
Mixed and Mastered by Stephen Hart
Executive Producer: Debbie Daly
Production Assistance: Jeff Rodenkirch, Mark Robertson-Tessi
Executive Producer at Undisclosed Location Studio: Phil Lipman

Recorded at:
- Undisclosed Location Studio. Recorded by Jeff Rodenkirch and Tim Weed.
- Treat Street Studio, Seneca Studios, Cypress Grove Recording, Cricket Cottage Music Studio. Recorded by Tim Weed.
- Location Recording Engineers: Michael Orsow, Jerry Lunsford, Tim Weed
- Drake’s Manor Studio. Recorded by Tim Weed, Mark Robertson-Tessi and Debbie Daly.
- 25th Street Recording, Oakland, CA. Recording Engineer: Stephen Hart, Assisted by Scott Bergstrom.

Digital editing and post-production: Tim Weed, Mark Robertson-Tessi
Mixing Engineer: Stephen Hart at 25th Street Recording, Oakland, CA
Assisted by: Scott Bergstrom and John Smart
Mastering Engineer: Stephen Hart at mixroom LLC

Design:
- Photography by Todd Pickering
- Design by Debbie Daly & Todd Pickering
- Hand lettering: Erin O'Reilly

Special dedication to the spirits of:
Ralph Liddle, Larry Brown, Travis Edmonson, Bonnie Brock and Judy Knox

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Track Name: Soul House
LYRICS:

feel the beat, of your heart
rhythm of your soul
feel the pulse, pulse of life
rhythm of your soul

sola sanctum, sola sanctum
terra sanctum, sola sanctum

I’m gonna bust down all the walls around me
I’m gonna bust down all of the walls
I’m gonna bust down all of the walls that confine me
bust ‘em down so that I can see

so-la sanc-tum
te-rra sanc-tum

I’m gonna build a house for my soul
I’m gonna build a house for my soul
I’m gonna build a house with my hands in the clay
build a house for my spirit to play

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Track Name: Count Your Blessings
count your blessings
every day
and know that you have been blessed in a million ways
thank heaven and the stars above
for you wake up in the morning in the light of love

count your blessings
every way
don’t take for granted anything that makes your day
true, blessings don’t fall from the sky
they grow from seeds of grace and love
reaching for the light

count your blessings
grateful to
be spared from all the hardship that could easily find you
so many so less fortunate, it’s true
you know it wouldn’t hurt to show a little gratitude

count your blessings
hear me say
I’m just speaking for your heart, and it really wants to say
whoa, thank you for this day
I really do appreciate all the blessings comin’ my way

count your blessings
start today
for things could change tomorrow in a million unseen ways
thank heaven and the stars above
there’s so much to be thankful for when we can feel the love
Track Name: Under the Banyan Tree
‘twas there we met
under the banyan tree
like yesterday
I can feel
your cool shade
soothe my body
oh woah mmmm

we fell in love
under the banyan tree
your loving arms
embrace me
you hold me swaying
in your breeze
oh whoa mmmm

we made our vows
under the banyan tree
we swore our hearts and souls to each
if ever we do part
right here, we’ll meet
oh whoa mmmm

when the south winds blow
I’ll return to the sea
we can rendez-vous
under the banyan tree

now I’ve grown old
under the banyan tree
though now you’re gone
I still feel
your warm breath
on my skin
oh whoa mmmm

someday I’ll be gone too
remember me
we can rendez-vous
under the banyan tree
Track Name: Love and Peace and Happiness
LYRICS:

I am the terrorist, I am the enemy
till I can stop the war inside of me
I’m not so different from you can’t you see
we all want, we all want the same thing
to all be free from suffering
to all be free from pain
love and peace and happiness will reign

hold me
yes and I will hold you too
love me
but first you must love you

I’m going to lay my burden down
it’s time to lay your burden down
trust, your heart will show the way
we can walk into a brighter day

may we all be free from suffering
may we all be free from pain
love and peace and happiness will reign

oh and love will reign
yes and peace will reign
love and peace and happiness will rain down
and the rain will fall
and the peace will reign
oh love and peace and happiness will reign
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Track Name: Aye Mojinumba
aye mojinumba
aye mojinumba
aye mojinumba
go benisamba mojinumba

go benichickadé mojinumba
go benisamba mojinumba
go benisamba mojinumba

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Track Name: Movin' a Mountain
I'm movin' a mountain
one rock at a time
I'm-a carryin' the world upon my shoulders
but I'm keepin' my faith
and holdin' my head high
I'm movin' a mountain
before I die

each mindful moment
rock melts away
I feel no weight upon my shoulders
body in mind
soon the truth I"ll see
I'm movin' a mountain
findin' me

I'm movin' a mountain
makin' a molehill
just keep puttin' one foot in front of the other
I'm risin' above
fallin' to my knees
I'm movin' a mountain
soon I'll be free

chorus

I'm movin' a mountain
chippin' away
crushin' me
this debt I must repay
but what I'm mining's
better than gold
I'm movin' a mountain
treasures untold

chorus

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Track Name: Long Tom
LYRICS:

daddy said, "ever find a still,
turn around and run back over that hill
sooner shoot than to look at you,”
whoa the ol’ long tom

deep in that dark swamp
huntin’ squirrel and coon
daddy’s words runnin’ through my head
“careful what you do!’”

“if you come upon a still,
get back over that hill
sooner shoot than to look at you
get away, get away, get away”

yonder come a clangin’
on the ol’ lead chain
I could see from behind that tree
long tom on his shoulder

tuggin’ on his ol’ mule
sled and still by two
bootleggers here, revenuers there
get away, get away, get away

chorus

boom goes up a still
echoes through the hills
boom, goes a lawman down
whoa, the ol’ black powder

there weren’t no bottle 'n bond
just a deep dark swamp
a brayin’ mule and a clangin’ chain
and the ol’ long tom

chorus

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Track Name: Homesick
pondering all my wandering
over land and over sea
for belonging's so demanding
for a home, for my home

searching, not forsaken
'lo the rocks, beneath the trees
grows a flower, so demanding
standing tall, standing so tall

yearning for returning
like a rock goin' down the road
when it rolls no more, so demanding
this is home, this is my home

there's a train from every station
there's a ship that's leaving port
there's a bus from every roadstop
there're my shoes walkin' out the door
and there, somebody's dearly departed
there's no place like homesick

longing for belonging
with each twist and every turn
drawing nearer, so demanding
is a home, my very home
always yearning, for returning
goin' home, back to my home

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Track Name: Near But Far
I reach for your skin but only find a drum
to beat out this lonely dance of my heart
I sing through the night hoping that you’ll hear
the lonely melody of my heart

oh, I’m not doing well in this body of mine
i wake to find you’ve gone
my worst fear
here you are
near but far

I hunt for your heart but cannot find the key
to unravel this mystery
I’m searching for a magical pen
to write the words a heart cannot say

oh, I’m not doing well, in this story I tell
that I’m not good enough
no, I’m not doing well, in this heart of mine
I wake to find you’ve gone
here you are
my worst fear
near but far
but near

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