100 Parts of Heart

by Nick Binkley

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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
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The Visiting 03:15
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 -
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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…..
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Rosalee 03:56
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
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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…..
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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
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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
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River Wide 05:17
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…..
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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
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Just In Time 05:08
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…..
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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’)
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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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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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