The Minstrel

by Nemo James

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released August 20, 2015



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Track Name: The Poet
He walks alone, stumbling through the darkness
soul on fire, his heart cries out in pain
he grasps at words that fly forever round him
and sometimes fall
who is he that lingers in the forest
tortured by the loneliness within
and yet embraced by wonders that surround him
and soothe him still

he's a poet, a dreamer
creator of the world
his words will take you anywhere
his tears will make you cry
he's a lover, discover
the gift he longs to give to you
but don't forget the man inside
he stands alone

so many times he dreamt of perfect love
between the fires it surely must exist
and there above the flames that serve to blind us
our God will stand
through the years reality has scourged him
but compromise will never block his path
though only death will ever end his dreams
his words survive
Track Name: Love In Your Heart
There’s a place of darkness in the heart of everyone
There’s a distant echo of a song that once was sung
Though memories can torment you, can tear your soul apart
You’ve got to keep love in your heart

There’s a lesson forgot for every lesson learned
A child that goes hungry for every candle burned
No one knows the ending but we all know where to start
You’ve got to keep love in your heart

How do you feel at the end of the day
When you’re sitting on your own
Does if comfort you to know you were right
It’s easy to laugh in the safety of friends
At those who stand alone
But so much braver to open your heart

There’s a flower that lies dormant, in the cruelest of man
Left to himself he does all that he can
Sometimes we must fight but we do so in the dark
so we’ve got to keep love in our heart

There a life that begins for each one that ends
To each and every child there’s one message we must send
We all stand together, so we all must do our part
we’ve got to keep love in our heart

If you’re looking for an answer
Here’s where you’ve got to start
You’ve got to keep in your heart
Track Name: A Simple Love Song
I wanted to write a song for you
to tell you just how I feel
now for the first time
it's not just a dream
this love that I have is real
I wanted to put these thoughts of you
into the words of a special song
the feeling is there and the music flows
but the words just keep coming out wrong

it's not easy writing love songs
without words that you've used before
it's not easy writing love songs
when you finally know for sure
I've been sitting here for hours
trying to think of something new
but three simple words keep coming back
I love you

I know there's no need to say a word
as I'm sure that by now you know
it's just that I have this need to say
the words that my feelings show
for thousands of years now
poets have tried
to soar on the wings of a bird
but from all of the beauty
that flows from their pens
we come back to the same three words