100 Parts of Heart

by Nick Binkley

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released May 6, 2014

The Band:
Nick Binkley - Lead Vocals/Acoustic and Classical Guitar/12 String Electric Guitar on “My Mind’s Eye.”

Steve Dudas - Lead Electric and Acoustic Guitar/Dobro/Bali and Baritone Guitar

Mark Hart - Keyboards/Wurlitzer/B3 Hammond Organ/Lap Steel/Slide Guitar/Pedal Steel

Sinclair Lott - Drums

Cliff Hugo -Bass

Radoslav Lorkovic – Accordion and Piano on “Rosalee,” “Loved You So Easily (Baby Blue),” “Angels of September,” “River Wide,” and “I’ll Follow You.”

Christina Viera – Lead Female Vocal on “River Wide.”

Additional Musicians:
Doug Lunn – Bass on “Rosalee,” “Loved You So Easily (Baby Blue),” and “I’ll Follow You.”
Tom Cunningham – Mandolin on “Too Many Memories” and “Loved You So Easily (Baby Blue)” and “River Wide.”
Brandon Fields – Soprano Sax on “Angels of September” and “My Mind’s Eye.” Flute on “I’ll Follow You.”
Dennis Capplinger - Banjo/Fiddle on “Too Many Memories” and “River Wide.”
Erdis Maxhelaku - Cello on “Loved You So Easily (Baby Blue)”and “Love You Just Same.”
Marc Intravaia – Lead and rhythm electric guitar and sitar on “Love You Forever.”
Sharon Whyte – keyboards on “Love You Forever.”
Jim Soldi – Baritone guitar on “Love You Forever.”
Larry Grano – Drums on “Love You Forever.”
Rick Nash – Bass on “Love You Forever.”
The Joel Taylor - Drums on “Hundred Parts of Heart.”
Oleg Schram - B3 Hammond on “Too Many Memories”

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Track Name: My Mind's Eye
I can hear the church bells ringing
I can hear the bagpipes cry
when I hear the church bells ringing
I can see you in the sky

And I can see you in the sky
I can see you in my mind’s eye
I can see you in my mind’s eye
I can see you in my mind’s eye
Track Name: The Visiting
I suffer from insomnia, from loneliness I sleep;
in the midst of the talk and the laughter
all at once you are there -

Hour of waking up and writhing
with humiliation, or
of wishes answered before

one was aware of what they were.
And let me ask you this: the dead,
where aren’t they?

Hour when the ones who can’t rest
go to bed, and the ones
who can’t wake go to work –

Dark blue morning glory
I reach to touch, there is another world
and it is this world.

Then the light streamed in yellow
and blue through long windows, and blood
turned to wine in my veins.

Tears of wine
rode down my cheek.
It’s happening, I thought,

though it had never happened
before. I squeezed
my eyes closed, gazing into

a darkness all of light. The more
you tried to hold it back, the more
sweetly and irresistibly it arrived.

Then the light streamed in yellow…..

I suffer from insomnia, from loneliness I sleep;
in the midst of the talk and the laughter
all at once you are there -
Track Name: Hundred Parts of Heart
I can hold you in the palm of my hand
I can hold you in my eyes
but I can’t hold you in my heart, sweet love,
‘til my heart comes back to life

I’m scattered all across the floor
like Humpty Dumpty’s shell
and I can’t seem to get me back together again
time will only tell

Got a hole in my soul
got a hole in my life;
I can’t start no new loving
with a hundred parts of heart.
I can’t begin to love again
with a hundred parts of heart.

Shakyamuni Buddha
Lord Jesus on Calvary hill
I can’t tell if it’s light or dark
pray tell if I ever will

I’m down upon my knees
picking up my broken heart
One. Two. Three. Forty-four pieces
time I guess I start

Got a hole in my soul…..

A hundred parts of heart
scattered all across the floor
when all of a sudden in a flash of light
you were standing in the door

I couldn’t quite believe my eyes
I must be dreaming. “Are you really there?
Back from across the river Styx
answer to my prayer?”

You’re holding out your hand
for all that I can see
there’s a hundred parts of my broken heart
you’re handing back to me

The night that you died,
I died a little too;
My heart broke into a hundred parts
not just in two.

Got a hole in my soul…..
Track Name: Rosalee
Rosalee, Rosalee
I can feel you looking down upon me
Rosalee

I can feel my heart pounding
I can tell you are near
I can feel your breath on me
I can tell you are there

Rosalee, Rosalee
I can feel you looking down upon me
Rosalee

I dreamt you were near me
I could feel you so close
and you wrapped your arms around me
then I awoke all alone

Rosalee, Rosalee…..

And I held you tight
as you closed your eyes
and I kissed your lips
as your breath ran out
and I covered your mouth
with my last dying wish
just to hold you tight
one last time tonight, and
to breath you in
and to hold your life

And to dance with you
and to sing with you
one last time

Rosalee, Rosalee…..

Rosalee, Rosalee
I can feel you looking down upon me
Rosalee
Track Name: Love You Forever
I’ll love you forever, forever ‘til the end of time
I’ll love you forever, now you’re forever on my mind
I’ll love you forever not just until death do us part
I’ll love you forever, now you’re forever in my heart

I’ll fall upon my knees, sing hosannas to the sky
without the sky the stars would cry
I’ll love you forever with all my heart
love you forever not just ‘til death do us part

Where you’ve gone, I cannot tell
but what you see is me staring through the flames of Hell
if the Lord has any mercy let his ever-loving light shine on you
I pray Dan Ba Lama brings your soul home to me when he’s through

I’ll fall upon my knees, sing hosannas to the sky…..

“No family secrets,” you always liked to say
the irony of it rings like a bell all through my head
so I climbed up on the mountain
to turn that prayer wheel again
and raise up your soul to the place it began

I’ll fall upon my knees, sing hosannas to the sky…..

I dreamt I was awake but when I awoke I found that I’d been asleep
I dreamt I met your soul there now forever your soul I shall keep
I’ll love you forever, now I wonder what forever really means?
So I sat by a bubbling stream, forever means “through everything”
so I sat by a bubbling stream, forever means “through everything”

I’ll fall upon my knees, sing hosannas to the sky…..

I loved you forever from the very start
I’ll love you forever with all my heart
with all my heart
all my heart…..
Track Name: Love You So Easily (Baby Blue)
I dared to love you as you loved me
I dared to swim the cold, cold sea
I dared the sun set in the east
I dared to love so faithfully

I loved you so easily –

I saw the future through your eyes
I lived a life time in my disguise
I’d never known to be afraid
It’d never rained on my parade

I loved you so easily
baby blue, baby blue

How can you not honor a given fate
the transmigration of souls or heaven’s gate
the setting of the stone beside the pond
where I’ll dream of you and the great beyond

I loved you so easily
I love you so easily

So easily -
baby blue, baby blue

I felt a hand upon my heart
quench the flame that lit my life
and called out my name
and you sang a song as you flew away
I heard it clear as a bell you sang,
“I’ll love you ‘til we meet again”

Baby blue, baby blue

So I’ll put another log upon the fire
I’ll close my eyes and I’ll dream awhile
I’ll dance with you among the stars
and we’ll play our song on my guitar

I loved you so easily
I loved you so easily

So easily -
baby blue
Track Name: Angels of September
It’s the Fourth of July down by the river
I woke up this morning I’ll forever remember
it’s the Fourth of July down by the river
brimstone and fire lit up the blue morning sky

It’s the Fourth of July in September and forever

I woke up this morning, I’ll forever remember
freedom burns brighter the eagle’s in flight

It’s the Fourth of July in September and forever
it’s the Fourth of July in September and forever

It’s morning in America
it’s mourning in America
it’s morning in America!
And forever we’ll remember
the Angels of September

In our American hearts,
we’ll remember forever,
Amen
Track Name: River Wide
Down upon my knees, kneeling down in prayer
praying for dear life, praying to be free
of this busy world, of this busy life
down upon my knees, begging to be free

Standing at the counter, counting out my change
change is for the better, they say, but I’m begging just to please, please
please set me free of this busy world
down upon my knees begging to be free

Bring me some water from the river wide
I think I can see now to the other side
bring me some water, a ray of hope
sing to me softly as I walk home

There’s a ringing in my ears, so easy to forget
father’s are also sons, no simple arithmetic
there’s a thirsting on my lips, there’s an aching in my heart
bright light on the horizon, been there from the start

Bring me some water from the river wide…..

Knowing when to die, like a firefly
blinking off-and-on, on a summer’s night
knowing when to die, like a skipping stone
at the water’s edge, slipping out of sight

Bring me some water from the river wide…..

He’s got the whole world in his hands
he’s got blood on his brow
there’s a bright light on the horizon
I think I see him now

Bring me some water from the river wide…..
Track Name: I Will Follow You
I will follow you
through the green fields of our dreams
I will follow you
along the high meadow streams
I will follow you

I will follow you

And you’ll call to me
like a bird song on the wing
and you’ll call to me
through the golden aspen leaves
and you’ll call to me
and I will follow you

And I’ll still dream dreams
of our faraway youth
and I’ll paint rainbows
of my life with you
in colors true

I will follow you

I will follow you

to the pristine mountain lakes
I will follow you
down the trails where we raced
I will follow you

I will follow you

And I’ll still dream dreams
of our faraway youth…..

And you’ll call to me
your blond hair in the breeze
and you’ll call to me
your body pure and free
and you’ll call to me

And I will follow you
Track Name: Just In Time
She just stands there
talking quietly to herself
replaying the ups and downs
of a lifetime
standing on the shoulder
of the road
a hitchhiker with her thumb out
in the night
Searching her heart to remember
the choices in love she had made
praying a set of headlights
would surrender
for a hitchhiker alone
in the rain

Just in time
just in time
just in time

She got three kids and a man
who adore her
but Papa John got sick and died
in spring
now Marijane just can’t
seem to get over it
and her brother lost his job
again
Then out of an open door she heard
“Where you headed?”
“I’m headed to my hopes
and life’s dreams…”
“I’m going in the same direction,
let’s get started…”
And the headlights played a rainbow
in the rain

Just in time…..

An she’s standing in the midst
of fading memories
trying to read the signs
she left so far
behind
she can’t even remember
how or when she left
the well traveled road
and struck out
on her own

Just in time…..

And the desert road stretched on
forever
covered in a mist
and full moon
with all the hopes and the dreams
of a lifetime
reflected in her eyes
she turned home
reflected in her eyes
she turned home
reflected in her eyes
she turned home

Shanti, shanti, shanti
Om…..
Track Name: Love You Just The Same
Mi Dieu perdona
Mi Dieu perdona
Mi Dieu perdona
Mi Dieu perdona

I woke up in the early morning
heard you call my name
I ran down the hallway
found the flowers in the vase
Saw the light behind the door
full of Angels in the air
on wings I flew to the water’s edge
and found you resting there

What were you dreaming
sweet child of dear life?

Where have you flown
my darling
where did you call
my name
on the other side of daylight
I’m crying

“I’ll still love you just the same.”

I covered your mouth
as your soul breathed out
and parted on the wind
broken hearted I could not bear
to see a new day dawn again
The rock divides the river
into streams that rush apart
they will join again forever
in the sea’s unbroken heart(*)

What were you dreaming
sweet child of dear life?

Where have you flown
my darling….

“I’ll still love you just the same…..”

(*)”Fair Ladies at A Game of Poem Cards” by Monzaemon Chikamatsu (Japanese Playwright,
1653-1725, famous for writings on ‘love suicides’)
Track Name: My Mind's Eye II
I can hear the church bells ringing
I can hear the bagpipes cry
when I hear the church bells ringing
I can see you in the sky

I go ah, ah, ah
I go ah, ah, ah

I can feel your arms reach out for me
when I turn out the light
I can feel your arms reach out for me
from across the other side

And I go ah, ah, ah.....

And I can see you in the sky
I can see you in my mind’s eye
And I can see you in the sky
I can see you in my mind’s eye

I am drowning in the water
all bottled up inside
I’m beginning to lose your memory
from across the other side

And I go ah, ah, ah…..

And I can see you in the sky
I can see you in my mind’s eye
And I can see you in the sky
I can see you in my mind’s eye
And I can see you in my mind’s eye
and I can see you in my mind’s eye
I can hear the church bells ringing
I can hear the bagpipes cry

when I hear the church bells ringing
I can see you in the sky

And I go ah, ah, ah…..

And I can see you in the sky
I can see you in my mind’s eye
And I can see you in the sky
I can see you in my mind’s eye
And I can see you in my mind’s eye
and I can see you in my mind’s eye

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