Wander in the Wilderness

by Yakobo

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1.
Dawn is Here 04:26
There is a glimmer A hint of hope that keeps me strong And as it brightens I know it’s here that I belong In a new land Far from where I used to know With the warm sand And the ocean’s morning glow I want to see you In every wave that hits the shore Can’t help but feel you When the sea lights up at break of dawn With my wet hands And my wet hair I will run All the way back Write about that rising sun I believe the time is near Call the ones that you hold dear We’re riding with a new idea So hold on tight That dawn is here We need each other Almost as much as solar spark Sister and brother Emerge in daylight from the dark I will carry all your goodness in my heart Over the sea, anywhere you want me ‘Cos I believe the time is near Call the ones that you hold dear We’re riding with a new idea So hold on tight That dawn is here
2.
Mayflower 03:37
It started with the rumour of a new life I quit my job and packed up for the long ride Aware that I was leaving all security To wander in the wilderness and dare to dream Burning every bridge that was behind of me, oh well I came here with no papers like a dropout A pilgrimage, a voyage on the Mayflower Determined not to miss an opportunity To clutch at every straw I saw in front of me And claim I was the ruler of my destiny, oh well It’s no surprise I finally fell Many more have travelled on this high wire Told the best then sold into the worst crimes And though I was attracted by the thrill of it It’s not as if I bought into a counterfeit The only person beckoning towards the pit was me Some have been distracted by the sidelines Torn between adventure and the old times But let me take a moment to explain my pose; I’d rather lose it all than bear the heavy load Of never setting foot out of my home 'til I grow old That's why I set out on this road I will find my way through Somehow I always do It started with the rumour of a new life To climb aboard and vanish from the shoreline We haven’t got an anchor or a flag to fly, oh well
3.
Is it funny just to test you? Is it foolishness I do? Got no reason for my logic, Missing evidence to prove. Tell me all about forgiveness, Think I need a fix of that. In the presence of a witness It’s never hard to find the facts. Am I running from an open doorway Straight into another obvious trap? All this time I’ve been wasting, The money I have been paying To be safe in my home, Roof and four walls around me. All these dreams I’ve been cradling. The thoughts I’ve been entertaining To be settling down, Forcing these sounds from my lips. No more words. Are you happy up above there? Is there something I could do? Said you always would protect me, I said I’d always sing for you. But there’s no point in getting angry at you, ‘cos there is nothing I can change. All these plans I’ve been making, The effort I have been taking To be walking this path, Guarding my heart from your ways. All these words I’ve been saying; The prayers that I have been praying And they’re with you somewhere, Left in the care of your ear. In the care of your ear, In your hands. I’ve laid to rest the plans in my head All this time I’ve been wasting, The money I have been paying To have comfort in dreams, Painting this scene of relief. The colours slowly are fading, The conversation is waning And I’m coping alright. But I’m pining for times I can’t reach, They won’t come. I can’t reach this no more
4.
This is a song about transformation, water into wine When you’ve been holding up expectations; money, love and time You could claw into the colours of the flag you flew so high Or you could sink into your seat, pretend you never changed your mind Jesus Christ was a carpenter, an apprentice and a son Mary, Mary, quite contrary don’t you know my time’s not come But letting go of what you’re owning when you’re holding on so tight Could be the dawning of your calling or your water into wine Live like the truth, it is all you wanted to do Or follow suit when there is no-one forcing you to One of those breeds hope, there is joy when water’s renewed You know the things that have already been Form the ones that haven’t yet Can you give me an example of a seed That wasn’t born from death? There is an order we conform to making cycles out of time And any pride that keeps you stationary ought to step aside Just don’t expect to call the first place you fall upon home You know the saviour spent the rest of his life on the road Live like the truth, it is all you wanted to do Or follow suit when there is no-one forcing you to One of those breeds hope, there is joy when water’s renewed

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released October 23, 2015

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Yakobo is the singer-songwriter project of James Currey and the collaborators who join along the way.

Wander In The Wilderness is Part 1 of Yakobo's EP Trilogy, released 23/10/2015

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