Transcend

by big river

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released December 27, 2013

Big River is:

Jon Cooney - main vocals, acoustic guitar, drums, backing vocals, djembe
Jordan Cunningham - electric guitar, bass, backing vocals, banjo, mandolin, keys, sound effects, shaker

w/ additional musicians:

Caitlin Romtvedt - violin on "Lay It Down", saxophone on "Providing", backing vocals on "Light & Focus" & "On Our Way"
Michael Connolly - violin on "Into The Open"

all songs written by Jon Cooney (BMI) except "Pathway To The Sky" written by Jordan Cunningham & Jon Cooney (BMI)

recorded & mixed by Jordan Cunningham @ Empty Sea Studios - Seattle, WA, except basic tracks for "Into The Open" & "Pathway To The Sky" recorded @ The Gant cabin - Hood Pointe, WA
mastered by John McCaig @ Panic Studios - Seattle, WA

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Track Name: Light & Focus
looking outward, and working hard to see
to find a part of nature
you’ve been cooking in the coals
of what you want to be
I’m looking at all these falling arrows
begin to follow me

you go around, around the bend to see
the life you wanna follow in
comes from looking in the soul
and how you sow your seeds
so far from the shallow waters
relearning how to breathe

look at your life unfolding now
see how the scene plays out
with the little bit of light I’m holding now
I can see my dreams play out
who do we fall to now
when we’re out on that limb
there’s no turning back from
this forward path we follow

keep holding strong, into the sea
and you’re rolling on, until the waves start to calm

you’re heading out, heading into new streams
you find yourself living in the land
you visited when you were younger
and always wanted to be
I’m seeing that all the fallen arrows
no longer bother me

look at your life unfolding now
see how the scene plays out
with the little bit of light I’m holding now
I can see my dreams play out
who do we fall to now
when we’re out on that limb
there’s no turning back from
this forward path we follow

even if you’ve lost your light and focus
even if you feel you’ve lost your way
know when it seems that you are falling
there’s many helping hands to guide your way

and now you’ve opened up
into your dreams
Track Name: Into The Open
coming in and calming down
letting the pieces of the puzzle go
walking through these changing tides
going into the unknown

you’ve seen the road inside
feel it turn

opening up and standing strong
letting all the layers unfold
going through these changing times
holding your tone through the ebb and flow

you’ve seen the road inside, feel it turn
you’ve seen the road inside, feel it turn

as we go into the light
leaving the comforts we have made
into the open, I don’t know if it’s real or not
and if I’m falling, how come it feels like
the wind is carrying me, into the open
I don’t know if it’s real

you’ve seen the road inside, feel it turn
you’ve seen the road inside, feel it turn

as we go into the light
leaving the comforts we have made
into through the open, I don’t know if it’s real or not
and if I’ve fallen, all these hands will be
right there holding me
into the open, I don’t know if it’s real or not
and if I’m falling, how come it feels like
the wind is carrying me, into the open
I don’t know if it’s real
Track Name: On Our Way
you cannot see when the mountains are falling
you did not see their arrival
you can hear them singing you their mystic calling
under the stars we sleep with tonight

further in, in our understanding
of where we’ve been in our travels
with time and distance we can feel unbalanced
from those we love and dreams to realize

lay it down in the cooling waters
you’ve carried it so far
just get yourself into the midday sunshine
and you can sail where you want

we’ve been giving it our all
working on what we believe in
it’s a commitment to a calling
we’ve heard all our days
we’ve been giving it our souls
and we’ve become better people
and when our minds become unfolded
we’ll be on our way

ever could there be such a morning
talking to the brothers mountain
these times they call for a different kind of quarry
the kind you’ve been mining all your life

so many things can distract us from all that
we want to do in our lives
and I find that for me to feel my magic
gotta face the shadow between the light

water from the mountains, carried in the stones
let in our hearts, feel it in our souls

can you bring it down from the mountain high
can you bring it down and plant it in the ground
can you bring it down
Track Name: Providing
thank you for providing me now, with this new life
I’m looking at new horizons coming into sight

and you say, hold it to the light
hold it to the wind
hold it through the night
until I find my freedom again

and this is for me, and this is for you
let it release and let the waves carry you home
I hear someone calling you home

we are departing and leaving these shores
moving onto new waters
feel the need to explore
and you say you’ve been sending signals
I’ve been writing in the sands
this new life before me I’m beginning to understand

and you say, send it through the light
won’t you hear it in the wind
we’ll go on through the night
until we find our freedom again
and I say hold me a little longer
til’ the love becomes a light
shining on each other
our hearts are beating bright

and this is for me, and this is for you
let it release and let the waves carry you home
I hear someone calling me home

that little stone was a rock was a big boulder
I felt it from the start, I’m here to begin
home is in your heart, and heaven’s in the wind
I felt it from the start, I’m here to begin
I wanna live my life, feel the new love coming in

and I will provide you with my open arms
I want you to feel enlivened and have a place to call home
Track Name: Lay It Down
gone is this feeling inside
now that you’re able to lay down
what you’ve been holding from the light

throw the light on love
feel the freedom in your mind
they’re coming back to guide you
to play the rhythms of your life

it’s time for the healing to blow away the storm
let your guiding spirits make way for the dawn
you’ve gone down deep inside
to the bottom of your heart
lay it down, lay it down for me

home is a feeling inside
you’re stronger now that you’ve learned
to transfer the light

throw the light on love
feel the balance in your mind
visions that have called you
are now a part of your life

it’s time for the healing to blow in a calm
let your guiding spirits keep you safe and warm
you died here tonight so you could be reborn
lay it down, lay it down for me

I see you up in the stars tonight
I feel you when I’m walking on the ground

it’s time for the healing to blow in a calm
let your guiding spirits keep you safe and warm
you died here tonight so you could be reborn
lay it down, lay it down for me
Track Name: Pathway To The Sky
look out upon these waters
the strong current rolling by
the mountains here before us
hold a pathway to the sky
the calming winds are blowing
feeling peaceful in your mind
your worries are forgotten
your time is open and wide

oh my how far we’ve come
yeah, how far we have come

look out upon these waters
the strong current rolling by
the mountains here before us
hold a pathway to the sky
the calming winds are blowing
feeling peaceful in your mind
your worries are forgotten
your time is open and wide

oh my how far we’ve come
yeah, how far we have come