gypsy heart

by shack

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Gypsy Heart Too wide-eyed for the jaded Too cynical for the blessed Too cautious for the fearless Too dangerous for the rest You can't say this Don't say that If I can't say anything... I will sing what is real I will try to be true I will sing what I feel And not what I ought to Too holy for the heathens Too sinful for the saints Too hopeful to be enlightened Too curious for those of faith You can't say this Don't say that If I can't say anything... I will sing what is real I will try to be true I will sing what I feel And not what I ought to I could take a feather to your ear Or I could tell you what you want to hear but... I can't say this I won't say that if I can't say anything... I will sing what is real I will try to be true I will sing what I feel And not what I ought to
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keep on goin 02:58
Keep on Goin’ (verse1) She was born in a ghost town way out west ‘bout a million-billion miles from anywhere She could find her way back home, I guess... But the truth is, She doesn’t really care (chorus) And the wind blows across the land And the rivers keep on flowin’ Just as long as stars keep shining on her head She’ll just keep on, Keep on goin’ (verse2) She was wild like the tangles up in her hair That hadn’t seen a brush or comb in years She doesn’t know where she’s goin’ She’ll know when she gets there All she knows is that it’s far away from here... (chorus) And the wind blows across the land And the rivers keep on flowin’ Just as long as stars keep shining on her head She’ll just keep on Keep on goin’ (bridge) But I need her like the land needs rain I love her in spite of all the pain I’ll search forever just to find a way To love her enough to make her stay... (verse3) But the road calls her name like a siren’s song If you asked her she couldn’t tell you why So far my love’s not strong enough to make this her home But all my life, I’ll always try! (chorus) And the wind blows across the land And the rivers keep on flowin’ Just as long as stars keep shining on her head She’ll just keep on Keep on goin’
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gypsy heart 04:29
Gypsy Heart By Derek Shacklett & Rustin Smith ©Derek A. Shacklett/ASCAP See, that’s the trick of honesty It sets you free but casts you out It’s just as well, The road of faith is littered with bits of doubt (chorus) Well, I could run away But where would I go Or I could hide away No matter where, you still would know Or I could fly away It wouldn’t matter how far You’ve got your fingers wrapped around My gypsy heart Is this to be my lot in life? To search and think and never know It’s just as well: A step of faith could be a cliff No matter where you go (chorus) And so I opt for mystery Study the facts, and catch the clues I just can’t tell: A leap of faith may be the only way To find the truth…
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oh geppetto 03:38
Oh Geppetto (verse1) Was there an extra tenderness As your brush applied the paint? Drew the eyes and ears and smile On this puppet boy, you made Did your heart beat faster To see the spark behind his eyes Was it love or magic That brought this wooden son to life? (chorus) O Geppetto Where did your little boy go? Is he still running Or has he just lost his way? Are you still hoping He’ll come home someday? Oh Geppetto (verse2) And as he wove his web of lies Did he think you wouldn’t know? Deception so obvious As if his nose had told you so Do you wish that he’d grow up? Do you think he’ll ever learn Do your eyes get tired As you watch for his return? (chorus) O Geppetto Where did your little boy go? Is he still running Or has he just lost his way? Are you still hoping He’ll come home someday? Oh Geppetto (bridge) Doesn’t he know how much you love him? Doesn’t he know it doesn’t matter what he’s done? Doesn’t he know that you won’t stop waiting Till he’s safe and sound at home… (chorus) O Geppetto Where did your little boy go? Is he still running Or has he just lost his way? Are you still hoping He’ll come home someday? Oh Geppetto
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Never Never Land Lyrics and music by Derek Shacklett & Cheryl Perkins See the princess with her tear-stained face She's wondering where he prince has gone He left her for the kisses of mermaids Said he didn't know "ever-after" was so long And all the King's horses and all the King's men Couldn't put her broken heart Back together again Welcome to the never neverland Where your life never turns out the way you planned So, welcome to the never neverland See the woman in her shoe-string house She’s got too many mouths to feed Two jobs, three kids, more bills than she can count She didn’t know all her life would be “in need” And all the King's horses and all the King's men Couldn't put her broken life Back together again Welcome to the never never land Where your life never turns out the way you planned So, welcome to the never never land Where the answers don’t come easy Like the end of storybooks You can have your happy ending You’ve just got to learn how to look Welcome to the never never land Where your life never turns out the way you planned So, welcome to the never never land
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To Get Back To You ©2003 Derek A. Shacklett/Rustin Smith (verse1) I would swim any ocean I would climb up any tree I would crawl across any desert I would dive in any sea Just to get back to you... (verse2) I would hike over any mountain I would tunnel way down deep I would drive over crumbled highways I would cross over any street Just to get back to you... (chorus) I don’t know what I was thinking I don’t know what I thought I’d do ‘Cause I would give up everything Just to get back to you... (verse3) I would stifle my grand ambition I would lay aside my dreams I would fall on promises laced with grace I would admit how much I need (instrumental) (chorus) I don’t know what I was thinking I don’t know what I thought I’d do ‘Cause I would give up everything Just to get back to you... (chorus) I don’t know what I was thinking I don’t know what I thought I’d do ‘Cause I would give up everything Just to get back to you...
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Gathering Diamonds What if I made a lot of money? Only to find I can't take it with me when I go. What I built a house to live in, only to find, this world is not my home... Looking for the answers... What if searched for buried treasure Only to find all that glitters is not gold What if I lived by youth and beauty Only to find it doesn't matter when I grow old... looking for the answers... Am I asking the right questions Gathering diamonds On a desert island Just in case I might be saved... What set myself to study Only to find the more I learn, the less I know What if find some one to love me Only to find, we live this life on our own looking for the answers... Am I asking the right questions Gathering diamonds On a desert island Just in case I might be saved... Now I've got diamonds in my pockets I've got diamonds in my shoes I don't have time for rescue rockets There's too much mining left to do... or am I Gathering diamonds On a desert island Just in case I might be saved...
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The World Around Me Lyrics & Music ©2003 Derek A. Shacklett Kaleidoscopic colors paint the trees of Arkansas Finale fantastic Before the leaves give up and fall And driving through these Ozark hills I am overcome with awe (chorus) With more than ears let me hear With more than eyes let me see With every breath let me breathe The wonders of this world around me The rockies rise like giants Against a Colorado sky Impossible to comprehend But daring me to try And who could see this mountain range And not wish for wings to fly (chorus) With more than ears let me hear With more than eyes let me see With every breath let me breathe The wonders of this world around me (bridge) For my part, I know nothing with any certainty but The sight of the stars makes me dream... We woke ourselves up early Just to drive down to the shore The locals thought us crazy As if the gulf could be a bore But morning riding ocean waves Who could hope for more? (chorus)
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Spend my life with you Lyrics & Music ©2003 Derek A. Shacklett I may have told you That I would always take out the trash You might have got the notion That we would never want for cash It’s not that I mislead you That was never my intention I know that I have let you down In more ways than really need mention (chorus) Of all the things I’ve ever said Of the dreams I’ve ever dreamt I hope that more than one are true Of all the promises I’ve made All the plans I’ve ever laid I hope to spend my life with you I know I don’t deserve you And what a lucky man I am So I thank my lucky stars at night And just keep trying the best I can To be a man who is worthy Of the love I have felt in your touch The world is good when you hold me I want to always need you this much (chorus) (bridge) Now I am sure it won’t always be easy And I am sure it will be so hard sometimes But I will promise that if you’ll have me I’ll take your hand and hold on tight... (chorus)
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I'm My Own Best Friend Lyrics by Jeff Miller and Derek Shacklett/Music by Derek Shacklett ©2003 Derek A Shackett (verse1) A happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy man Was sitting in the corner eating ‘tators from a pan His teeth were brown like pennies/His hair was like a nest He wore a yellow jacket/He wore a yellow vest His breath could bowl men over and his fingernails were long He put his shirt on backwards, but he sang this happy song... (chorus) He’d sing: Oh...I’m my own best friend He’d sing Oh...I’m my own best friend (verse2) And he grinned and ate and whistled as he sat all by himself And he gave himself a handshake as he toasted to his health And he laughed at all the jokes he told till milk spewed out his nose As he picked and chewed the funky stuff that grew between his toes He’d say things like, “You’re clever, chap! You’re funny and you’re smart! You’re pretty much a genius and I mean that from the heart!” (chorus) He’d sing: Oh...I’m my own best friend He’d sing Oh...I’m my own best friend (verse3) Then he’d take a bite of ‘tators and he’d chew and chew and grin Then he’d stomp his feet and giggle, then do it all again “I’m my own best friend forever,” he’d proudly tell us all “I’m my best friend in the winter, or the summer, and the fall! I’m a funny one to be with; I’m never ever rude. In fact, of all the folks I’ve ever met, I’m my favorite dude!” (chorus) He’d sing: Oh...I’m my own best friend He’d sing Oh...I’m my own best friend

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released October 15, 2003

Acoustic guitars, vocals, keyboards, piano, organ, papoose, melodica, loops, freak outs, procrastination: shack
BGVs, Tambourine: Holly Shacklett
Additional BGVs: Kelly Jones, Rustin Smith, Cash Hall Guys
Drums: Erich Wigdahl
Bass, dedication, work ethic and the cherry on top: Travis Brockway
Lead and electric guitars, papoose, mandolin, good advice, reassurance: Rustin Smith
Banjo: Uncle Phil Lancaster
Upright Bass on "I'm My Own Best Friend": John Johnston
Cello: Clint Baker
Guest vocal performance: Jeffy Miller

Produced by Derek Shacklett
Co-produced by Rustin Smith and Travis Brockway

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singer-songwriter-musician formerly known as “Derek Shacklett”, formerly regularly known as “shack”, currently known as “Mr. Shacklett” and currently known as varrying terms of affection and/or frustration by his wife that you don’t need to know anyway, and most favorably responsive to “Daddy”. (But only 2 beautiful girls can call me that, and you’re not either of them!) It's thoughtful-pop. ... more

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