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Heads Is East, Tails Is West

by JOAL KAMPS

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1.
There’s a longing in our bones To go wherever the winds may blow From coast to coast and everywhere between To taste the breeze of the salty seas Take in a breath from the Rockies peaks To feel the burning sand beneath our feet You and I should hit the road We’ll drive as far as we can go Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh We just want to live Whoa-oh-oh Searching for adventure and all the rest Heads is east, tails is west We’re living out our dreams We’ll let our heartbeats guide the way Explore the world and try new things And do our best to live with no regrets You and I should hit the road We’ll drive into the great unknown Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh We just want to live Whoa-oh-oh There will be days when the road gets rough And we might break down But we won’t give up Cause we’ve got dreams in our hearts And we’ll never let them go No, we’ll never let them go Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh We just want to live Whoa-oh-oh
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I can smell the coffee perking on the stove Gosh it’s good to be home And the sound of kids out playing the yard Warms these old bones Time, stand still I can never get my fill Time, stand still In the morning when our house comes alive But you’re still snoring So honey, I’ll just watch and smile and sigh I’ve been missing you each night As I turn out the lights In this smoky motel room I’ll just stare up at the roof Count water stains for a while And dream about you Time, stand still I can never get my fill Time, stand still In the morning, when our house comes alive But you’re still snoring So honey, I’ll just watch and smile and sigh When our house comes alive I’ll just watch and smile When our house comes alive I’ll just watch and smile and sigh
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Be Gentle 02:44
Be gentle with me, I’ll be gentle with you We had a good thing, now it’s clear that we’re through You’ll go your way, I’ll go my way, it’s true We’ll be fine Be gentle with him, I’ll be gentle with her It’s been a few years; we’re not the kids we once were You left for college, I worked the family farm We’ll be fine Be gentle with yours, I’ll be gentle with mine Heard you had twin boys, I’ve got a daughter who’s five One day they’ll leave us, they’ll grow up right over night We’ll be fine ‘Cause the promise we made that day Was to love for the rest of our lives You’ll be, I’ll be, They’ll be We’ll be fine
4.
I’ll pack my bags and leave this town Say goodbye to my Ma and Pa To start a life in a foreign land With the one I love Years from now we’ll be sittin’ in the kitchen Talkin’ over coffee While playin’ footsies down below As we grow old we’ll still kiss each other softly Play games in the bed sheets Bound in a love unbreakable She walks with grace and speaks in song She laughs with joy at the time to come I asked her folks for her marriage hand She’s the one I love Years from now we’ll be sittin’ in the kitchen Talkin’ over coffee While playin’ footsies down below As we grow old we’ll still kiss each other softly Play games in the bed sheets Bound in a love unbreakable Storms will come Winds will blow But our love will always grow Years from now we’ll be sittin’ in the kitchen Talkin’ over coffee While playin’ footsies down below As we grow old we’ll still kiss each other softly Play games in the bed sheets Bound in a love unbreakable
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Ocean 03:38
Meet me at the docks We’ll lay our burdens down The moon is overhead And no one is around town I’ll be the shoreline by your side Drown in the depths of your eyes tonight Ocean Tiptoe through the night Fall into my arms Whisper softly now Weave your magic charms I’m caught in the undertow Of your misty stare And I’m hooked on your salty lips Tangled up in your wind-tossed hair I’ll be the shoreline by your side Drown in the depths of your eyes tonight Ocean I can feel the pull of the tide behind your eyes Your waves are crashing into me Crashing into me Crash into me
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Hemel Kom 03:41
My days, like lonely shadows Are cast across this land I wither away like the prairie grass My soul cries out in anguish My bones in agony Oh life me merciful to me Hemel kom en neem me van de aarde (Heaven come and take me from the earth) I lay awake in the night Tortured by my fears Drowning in a flood of tears I’m a smouldering wick A bruised and battered reed Oh Lord deliver me Hemel kom en neem me van de aarde (Heaven come and take me from the earth) Jezus kom en red mij van mijzelf (Jesus come and save me from myself) Jezus kom en red mij van mijzelf (Jesus come and save me from myself) Yahweh has heard my cries for help He will not let me down
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I see the sunrise in the horizon It’s a welcome sight for this wayward soul I’ve been driving through them dark nights But now I’m coming home If home is where the heart is Then you’ve always had mine from the start I don’t wanna live a moment longer Apart I see smoke rise up in my rearview Clouding up them Alberta skies It’s from the trials by fire that I’ve been through But somehow I’ve survived – somehow If home is where the heart is Then you’ve always had mine from the start I don’t wanna live a moment longer Apart I smell sweet grass and canola It conjures up days of innocence Like riding to the Creamery down on Main Street When we were kids If home is where the heart is Then you’ve always had mine from the start I don’t wanna live a moment longer Apart
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Coal Miner 03:28
I'm just a coal miner at heart Working in the depths to do my part It's damp and dark and lonely But I know that it's only for a while The sun comes up and I go down below Trade in the sunrise for a candle's glow That little flame will guide me ‘Reminds me you're beside me through it all When I'm done my service I'll return to the surface with a smile Drink in the stars above me In the night sky they look lovely Just like diamonds And I will pray Thank Him for the day And for safety We share funny stories from our past Hide each other's lunch pails just to get a laugh Despite our hardened faces We thank God for His graces all these years When I'm done my service I'll return to the surface with a smile Drink in the stars above me In the night sky they look lovely Just like diamonds And I will pray Thank Him for the day And for safety June 19, 1914 a hundred and eighty-nine died I was one of forty-six; I was one of forty-six who cried I awoke in the dust and smoke Swore I heard the angels call my name Then I saw my wife and son And knew the reason I remained The starry skies lit up that night like fallen brothers Smiling down on me With carbide lamps shining bright For all of us to see When I'm done my service I'll return to the surface with a smile Drink in the stars above me In the night sky they look lovely Just like diamonds When we're done our service We'll depart from the surface and we'll fly Up past the highest mountains Into life's eternal fountains in the sky
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Thief 03:08
I’ve heard it said he came as a man Flesh and bones, water sand But all the while, deity Son of man, King of kings They said he grew in favor with God and man in all he did Then one day he left home To take his place and claim his throne Who is this man? What did he claim? There’s hope for a people Who call on his name They say he taught with authority The likes of which they’d never seen Filled with power in word and deed He stills the heart and calms the seas From Jerusalem on up to Calvary He walked the road prepared for me Does no one else see the irony? A carpenter hung from a tree Who is this man? What did he claim? There’s hope for a people Who call on his name He said he could forgive my sins I look at him; I look at him Beside me Upon a tree Beside me I am the thief
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Accept Me 05:42
Her daddy left when she was nine It was the worst birthday She’s been looking for a prince since then Lost her innocence along the way She says "its lonely here The sun don’t shine Its harder when you live outside the lines And I don’t fit in with any crowd I've been everybody but myself So wont you please accept me now" She spent her youth in search of one Who she hoped would treat her right She took abuse at the hands of men All the joy faded from her eyes She says "its lonely here The sun don’t shine Its harder when you live outside the lines And I don’t fit in with any crowd I've been everybody but myself So wont you please accept me now" Well this prince came He got down on one knee And said "Rose my love Wont you please accept me? I know your pain and hurt I know of searing loss That’s why I came to earth To seek and save the lost So you’re found now You’re found now"

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released April 1, 2014

All music & lyrics written by Joal Kamps
Engineered & Mixed by Mark Troyer at Evergreen Sound
Produced by Joal Kamps & Mark Troyer
Mastered by Joao Carvalho at Joao Carvalho Mastering
Design & Photography by Stephanie Jager

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JOAL KAMPS Calgary, Alberta

JOAL KAMPS is an award-winning folk/roots solo artist recently turned husband/wife duo who are passionate about connecting with people through music and laughter. Based between Canada and the Netherlands, Joal and Lauren Kamps blend storytelling with songwriting to create “Rocky Mountain Folk-Pop” songs inspired by Canadian history, rocky mountain folklore, and their own personal journey. ... more

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