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B. STERLING

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Lyrics

B Stamp

Album: Searching Through The Changes
 
Hang On

So it goes, it didn’t happen this time

You gave the final push you laid it all on the line

And now you’re praying everyday just to keep it alive

Sometimes the deepest hopes need any reason to die

 

But if you hang on, if you hang on

Let your heartbeat proclaim what’s in your blood

If you hang on, if you hang on

There is rest for the weary when the night does come

If you hang on, past your swan song

And sing about your troubles like a desperate psalm

If you hang on, you’ll find it won’t be long

 

You’re worn thin, you’re trying to fix it in your sleep

You worked it out all night and now it’s lost in a heap

And now you’re pacing through the walls with your dreams on your sleeve

Sometimes the fire inside can burn the heart to believe

 

But if you hang on, if you hang on

Let your heartbeat proclaim what’s in your blood

If you hang on, if you hang on

There is rest for the weary when the night does come

If you hang on, past your swan song

And sing about your troubles like a desperate psalm

If you hang on, you’ll find it won’t be long

 

Follow Suit

Babe I’m in awe of your coy redirection

The cards you deal and your slight of hand

The air of mystery blows a new direction

How can your trump card show whenever you command

 

Your just playing your hand, playing your hand, loving the man you drew

Playing your hand, playing your hand, keeping your man off cue

Playing your hand, playing your hand, making the man pursue

Seems I’ll never know your plan so I’ll just follow suit

 

There’s several suits in play all primed for your intentions

There’s a club for sure when we don’t get along

You call a spade a spade when I’ve been acting strangely

And it’s the hearts that fall when your hear that I was wrong

 

Your just playing your hand, playing your hand, loving the man you drew

Playing your hand, playing your hand, keeping your man off cue

Playing your hand, playing your hand, making the man pursue

Seems I’ll never know your plan so I’ll just follow suit

 

You know my ace is sleeping in the nursery

You let me play the king when I’m feeling mighty tough

But you’re the queen that sparkles like a diamond

I’m still the joker, you just call my bluff

Your just playing your hand, playing your hand, loving the man you drew

Playing your hand, playing your hand, keeping your man off cue

Playing your hand, playing your hand, making the man pursue

Seems I’ll never know your plan so I’ll just follow suit

Seems I’ll never know your hand so I’ll just follow suit

 

Guide Me Calm

Can’t seem to shake it, worry a wound to kill the time

Can’t even fake it, my foe will never take a dive

I’ve grown weary trying to push the future back

I’m getting older, this wagon’s filled with artifacts

The past is lying this trail is growing hard to track

 

Ever paint a scene, find the borders bleed into the mountains

Watch a gentle stream wonder if it leads into a fountain

Wash and guide me calm just like a baby’s cradle song

 

Torn from the binding, stark empty page and fountain pen

My God He sees me, hope time has lapsed since my last sin

Inside I’m swimming, veins of bewildered DNA

Praying for ransom, you’re only worth what one will pay

I’m past denying, still moving on come what may

 

Ever paint a scene, find the borders bleed into the mountains

Watch a gentle stream wonder if it leads into a fountain

Wash and guide me calm just like a baby’s cradle song

Wash and guide me on just like a baby’s cradle song

 

Beginnings of Things

You say you love the first impression

Laying the foundation of what’s begun

You love the start of chamber music

But you’re always refusing the movement next to come

You mostly shop for satisfaction

Feeding the attraction of buying something that’s rare

It’s, “on to the next” that fuels your outcome

It’s laying down a cash sum for something you’ll never wear

 

And when the newness passes and the conversation lags

When the song has finished its first verse

The thrill is fading quickly, just like a desert’s spring

‘Cause you only like the beginnings of things

 

A five course meal just leaves you restless

Never mind what taste’s best it’s too long to commit

Your perfect job is always the next one

And the position you’ll soon leave from is just not the right fit

 

To stay just makes you shiver

there’s no way I could deliver that novel forecast just in view…

 

‘Cause when the newness passes and the conversation lags

When the song has finished its first verse

The thrill is fading quickly, just like a desert’s spring

‘Cause you only like the beginnings of things

 

What We’ve Started Here

Someday I’ll let you down

There will come a time when I have strung you around

And you won’t want to stay

Just as soon toss away what we’ve started here

 

Someday I’ll make you mad

There will come a time when you have stood all you can

And you’ll be ready to leave

And you’ll doubt to believe in what we’ve started here

 

But I know that we will survive

We’ve got a vision that’s stored deep inside

And there’s kids on the way

And our love though it sways finds its course in time

 

Today lets both make amends

There are more words to this song we can lend

So let’s try again

We will fight to defend what we’ve started here

 

But I know that we will survive

We’ve got a vision that’s stored deep inside

And there’s kids on the way

And our love comes in wave

Yes there’s babies on the way

And our love though it sways finds its course in time

 

Just One More

Hear the water, is it rising, smell the fire on my horizon

Inching closer sweet and tortured, final warning come green grass or scorched earth

 

I’ve gone to far, I’ll go a little more

I feel the start of what I have in store

I’ve gone to far, I’ll go a little more

Now I can’t remember why I stopped before, why I stopped before

 

Body’s aching, skin is sweating, the well has run dry, my mind’s forsaking

But easy does it, there’s no need to retreat, I’ll just rise above it

Like new grass through concrete

 

I’ve gone to far, I’ll go a little more

I feel the start of what I have in store

I’ve gone to far, I’ll go a little more

Now I can’t remember why I stopped before, why I stopped before

 

Cause I used to love you and you used to own me

Just one more for old time sake

And then I’ll brake free…

 

I’ve gone to far, I’ll go a little more

I feel the start of what’s the final score

I’ve gone to far, I’ll go a little more

Now I can’t remember why I stopped before, why I fought before

 

What You Used to Love

Time is a weapon waged on the Young at heart

Fires rage through the dry spells

The once fertile fields

Can you feel what you used to love

 

There comes a time when you close the book

When you start to forget what the fire took

And the once well wishes that drove you on

Are waving you off of the road

 

Well I don’t know what you’ve got over me now

But I feel like it’s coming together

And now I think I remember

 

So ask a trusted confidant

Cause the world won’t see you the way you want

Your aim is simply a wasted shot

That’s chasing for something you feel, but…

 

A little luck can rouse the bones and clear out a path that was overgrown

A bird’s eye view of the great unknown

Can show you what you used to love

 

Well I don’t know what you’ve got over me now

But I feel like it’s coming together

And now I think I remember

 

And I’ll raise my glass, toast the coming future and the past, my true intentions

oh, oh…come again…

 

Well I don’t know what you’ve got over me now

But I feel like it’s coming together

Oh yes,  I think I remember

 

You’ll Never Come Back

I’ve given up smoking, took up walking around the block

Fixing what’s broken, watching the clock

Blocking out visions, of your memory behind my eyes

Changing up habits, to trick what’s inside

 

Cause you’ll never come back

Seems your last kiss rehearsed that

You’ll never come back this time

 

I’m waking up early, say my prayers for the new day

Turn on the shower, try and wash you away

The weeks have gone so slow, I finally planned us a trip this time

Guess I’ll be traveling solo, try and leave you behind

 

Cause you’ll never come back

Seems your last kiss rehearsed that

You’ll never come back this time

 

Cause you’ll never come back

guess I’m still trying to own that

You’ll never come back this time

 

Recollections

Memories have a way of looking grand

Recollections loom in what you still plan

They can keep you hanging on, when you need to evolve

They’re still lobbying strong

Maybe it’s time you tell them so long

 

Memories can lay claim to all you’ve gained

They can rearrange what you’re trying to change

They can bring you to your knees, you might beg, you might bleed

But they’ll deflect the blame

Maybe it’s time you pack them away

 

Memories can be made everyday

Souvenirs of time like pictures framed

And you’ll cherish lots of them, and yet others remain

And they’ll pose as your friends

Maybe it’s time you trade those ones in

 

To Find You

Searching through the burnt house digging through the ash

Climbing through the attic sorting out the past

Searching in the desert stumbling through the sand

Wrestling with the angel to bless me cause he can

 

Searching through the changes listening for a song

Scouting out the hillside for words that don’t belong

Searching till my headaches fighting unbelief

Calling on the doctor to warrant me relief

 

And when I feel like caving in

I’ll just remember where you’ve been

 

And I’ll find you, find you out

Find you in rewards in every do without

I’ll find you, find you out

Find you every time I don’t give in, but hold out

 

Searching through the poor house handing out a meal

I’m joining with a rally to break up backroom deals

Searching through the nursery looking in the crib

I’m nurturing a garden living off the grid

And I’m searching through those good times when life’s been as it should

Sipping on a cocktail of all that I’ve withstood

 

And when I feel like giving in

I’ll just remember where you’ve been

 

And I’ll find you, find you out

Find you in rewards in every do without

I’ll find you, find you out

Find you every time I don’t give in, but hold out

 

Brave New World

Caught a glimpse some time ago, a world of saving grace

No more wounded, weary hearts, no need for saving face

 

It struck me numb like a lightening flash, shot through my skin and bones

Oh at a loss how to react, to hide or to be made known

 

Hear my prayers that are hidden still, and calm my frightened heart

Teach my soul in this brave new world, to know how great thou art

 

Grant me strength to tarry on, to trust your stepping stones

My prayers are torn in daily pleas, to hide or to be made known

 

Hear my prayers that are hidden still, and calm my frightened heart

Teach my soul in this brave new world, to know how great thou art

  • Upcoming shows

  • Past shows

    • 06/16/17 B. Sterling in Huntington Beach, CA at House Concert
    • 06/09/17 B. Sterling in Kerrville, TX at Kerrville Folk Festival (Main Stage)
    • 04/27/17 B. Sterling in Austin, TX at Winflo
    • 04/19/17 B. Sterling in Austin, TX at The Saxon Pub
    • 03/10/17 B. Sterling in Kerrville, TX at Music at the Mansion Schreiner University
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