The Resurrection of Me

by Chris Chickering

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released 04 November 2014

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Chris Chickering Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chris Chickering is a singer-songwriter whose deepest wish is for you to truly embrace and live in your greatness.

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Track Name: When You're Gone
When You're Gone
© Words and music by Chris Chickering (Chris Chickering
Music, BMI) and Greg Barnhill (Easyana Music, SESAC).
2014. All rights reserved.

Sometimes it's hard to see
When you're caught up in the middle of a never-ending highway stream
And the last thing you're thinkin' about
is how you're remembered or what you'll leave for a legacy

It's a sober thought
Someday your gonna have to go
and part with all the stuff you bought
And you'll be lyin' in the ground
underneath the blue forget-me-nots
Like some afterthought

So what do you want 'em to say about you when you’re gone?
That you shined a light so bright that it helped everyone along
That you did your best to change this world
and 'ya rode it like some tilt-a-whirl
When it’s time to put the chisel to the stone
What do you want 'em to say about you when you’re gone?

That you knew how to live
And through the pain and the shame
you somehow learned how to forgive
And that you loved with all your heart
and gave it all you had to give
Yea that's what you did

That you laughed a lot
And even when you didn't feel like it
you were someone else's rock
And that you shared everything you had
even when you had not
Hey no one here forgot

So what do you want 'em to say about you when you’re gone?
That you shined a light so bright that it helped everyone along
That you did best to change this world
and 'ya rode it like some tilt-a-whirl
When it’s time to put the chisel to the stone
What do you want 'em to say about you when you’re gone?

You still got a whole lotta livin'
The road up ahead winds like a ribbon
So take the best of what you've been given and
Spread it around

So what do you want 'em to say about you when you’re gone?
That you shined a light so bright that it helped everyone along
That you did best to change this world
and ya' rode it like some tilt-a-whirl
When it’s time to put the chisel to the stone
What do you want 'em to say about you when you’re gone?
Yea when you're gone
When you're gone
Track Name: Do It Now
Do It Now
© Words and music by Chris Chickering (Chris Chickering Music,
BMI) and Greg Barnhill (Easyana Music, SESAC).
2014. All rights reserved.

Let’s not wait until tomorrow
To manifest our waiting dreams
‘Cause these are gifts that we’ve been given
That are waiting to take wing

And when the smoke of doubt surrounds you
Know it's not where you belong
Just burn through it like an arrow
Let's not wait until tomorrow
Do it now

Whoooaaah
Whoooaaah
Ah, do it now
Whoooaaah

We all lose sometimes
There are lessons in the losing
that are ours to find
Am I lesser than?
It's the fog that creeps in deeming us the lesser man
But if you look beyond the human ego dance
And the present circumstance
You’ll see the future's in our hands

Let's not wait until tomorrow
To manifest our waiting dreams
‘Cause these are gifts that we’ve been given
That are waiting to take wing

And when the smoke of doubt surrounds you
Know it's not where you belong
Just burn through it like an arrow
Let's not wait until tomorrow
Do it now

Whoooaaah
Whoooaaah
Woah, do it now
Whoooaaah

Am I good enough?
What will the others think if I should rise above?
What's been holding me
back from all I know that I am really meant to be?
And the fear of nding I'm not who I am
Falls away when
We step up and take the chance

So let's not wait until tomorrow
To manifest our waiting dreams
‘Cause these are gifts that we’ve been given
That are waiting to take wing

And when the smoke of doubt surrounds you
Know it’s not where you belong
Just burn through it like an arrow
Let's not wait until tomorrow
Do it now

When it's right in front of you
Oh, oh, oh, oh
And it's somethin' that you gotta to
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Be the truth inside of you

Let's not wait until tomorrow
To manifest our waiting dreams
‘Cause these are gifts that we’ve been given
That are waiting to take wing

And when the smoke of doubt surrounds you
Know it’s not where you belong
Just burn through it like an arrow
Let's not wait until tomorrow
Do it now

Whoooaaah
Whoooaaah
Ah…do it now
Whoooaaah
Oh…do it now
Whoooaaah
Whoooaaah
You got to do it now
Track Name: Home Is Where The Heart Is
Home Is Where The Heart Is
© Words and music by Chris Chickering (Chris Chickering
Music, BMI) and Greg Barnhill (Gatorized Music, SESAC).
2013. All rights reserved.

Ah here I am obviously
In the place I always was supposed to be
I never thought
I'd ever find
The satised I'm feeling now
I took the long way ‘round

It started out
Looking for
Somethin’ that was always right at my front door
Ain't it somethin' how
You never see
What's right in front of you
But it feels good when you do

Home is where the heart is
Ah hell I shoulda known this
By the way the dreams I held were never mine
After all I see
This is where I'm meant to be
Home is where the heart is so I find
And to think it's been here waitin' all this
Time
Time

Sometimes it takes
Goin' there
To end up in the middle of a blue-nowhere
And when ya do
You just hitch a ride
Back to that place in you
'Cause ya had it all inside

Home is where the heart is
Ah hell I shoulda known this
By the way the dreams I held were never mine
After all I see
This is where I'm meant to be
Home is where the heart is so I find
And to think it's been here waitin' all this
Time
Time

We scan the horizon
Just hopin' to buy-in
To some kinda destiny or fate
Then all of a sudden
You run out of runnin'
and it's plain as the smile on your face

Home is where the heart is
Ah hell I shoulda known this
By the way the dreams I held were never mine

After all I see
This is where I'm meant to be
Home is where the heart is so I find
And to think it's been here waiting'

Ah home is where the heart is
Ah hell I shoulda known this
Shoulda turned around at roadblock 99
After all I see
This is where I'm meant to be
Home is where the heart is so I find
And to think it's been here waitin' all this
Time
Time
All this
Time
Time
Track Name: Place In this World
Place in This World
© Words and music by Chris Chickering (Chris Chickering Music,
BMI) and Greg Barnhill (Easyana Music, SESAC).
2014. All rights reserved.

Hey!
All these faces on the downtown street
There’ll all lookin' for someplace to be, but I
Tell you what we’re gonna be alright 'cause
We got a place in this worldtonight, yea

Some people try to run their future down
Never livin' in the here and now, but I
Can't say the same about you and I, ‘cause
We got a place in this world tonight

Woah...
We gotta take the moment
Like we own it
Woah...
We're all in this together
So you better make it last

Some people always look in their rear view
Never knowin' every day is new
Brother, sister, don't you realize that
We got a place in this world tonight
Hey!

Hey!

Woah...
We gotta take the moment
Like we own it
Woah...
We're all in this together
So you better make it last

'Cause it's ashes to ashes and it's dust to dust, and
Before ya know it 'yea your time is up, but I
Tell you one thing we're doin’ just ne, ‘cause...
We got a place in this world tonight…Hey!

Yea…Hey!
We got a place in this world tonight…Hey!
Mmmm…Hey!
We got a place in this world tonight
Track Name: Finding Out
Finding Out
© Words and music by Chris Chickering (Chris Chickering Music,
BMI) and Greg Barnhill (Easyana Music, SESAC).
2014. All rights reserved.

Every time you turn your head
I swear I have to catch my breath
I must confess I'm living for you now

Without you here my life would be
A wasted mediocrity
Ya found me in this broken world somehow
In a sky-high desert town

I'm finding out
There's more to us than just a fleeting, wild emotion
You've taken hold and
I'm finding out
Your waves are crashin' over me just like an ocean
My soul's been stolen
I'm finding out
I'm finding out
You are that beautiful

I was fine, doin' ok
All alone in Santa Fe
I really wasn't lookin' for someone

You walked in the room that night
And blinded me with laughter-light
I swear that I'd been staring at the sun
I can't believe I've just begun

I'm finding out
There's more to us than just a fleeting, wild emotion
You've taken hold and
I'm finding out
Your waves are crashin' over me just like an ocean
My soul's been stolen
I'm finding out
I'm finding out
You are that beautiful

I'm finding out
There's more to us than just a eeting, wild emotion
You've taken hold and
I'm finding out
Your waves are crashin' over me just like an ocean
My soul's been stolen
I'm finding out
There's more to us than just a fleeting, wild emotion
You've taken hold and
I'm finding out
Your waves are crashin’ over me just like an ocean
My soul's been stolen
Finding out
Yes I'm finding out

You are that beautiful
You really are that beautiful
How could someone be that beautiful to me?
Track Name: Make Your Happiness
Make Your Happiness
© Words and music by Chris Chickering (Chris Chickering Music,
BMI) and Greg Barnhill (Easyana Music, SESAC).
2014. All rights reserved.

Turn off the TV
Open the curtains
Look out the window
Stop all your circlin' ‘round
What's bringin’ ya down?

Nobody's gonna come try to nd you
Kick down your door
Give you a prize
Fix all your troubles
Try to pull you out

‘Cause that ain't the way this two-ring circus works
You gotta give to get to get what's waitin' ‘round the curve

You won't find it in some lover's eyes
Some shiny pretty thing you buy
You can run but you won't nd it nowhere else

See the one thing happy people know
It's what you earn not what you're owed
And in-between the heartbreaks and the scars
You gotta make your happiness right where you are

Na na na na...na na na na...na na na
Na...na na na na...na na na
Na...na na na na...na na na na...na na na
Na...na na na na...na na na

Reach out a hand
Lend it to someone
Don't matter who
Just be the one who cares
You'll find a little happy there

Send out a smile it's ok
‘Cause it transcends all the fear and hate
And you'll see
You're a little more than half-way there

And the sooner from your easy-chair you realize
The thing we've all been lookin’ for has always been inside

You won't find it in some lover's eyes
Some shiny pretty thing you buy
You can run but you won't find it nowhere else

See the one thing happy people know
It's what you earn not what you're owed
And in-between the heartbreaks and the scars
You gotta make your happiness right where you are

Na na na na...na na na na...na na na
Na...na na na na...na na na
Na...na na na na...na na na na...na na na
Na...na na na na...na na na

And the journey of a thousand miles
Ends right when you realize

You won't find it in some lover's eyes
Some shiny pretty thing you buy
You can run but you won't nd it nowhere else

See the one thing happy people know
It's what you earn not what you're owed
And in-between the heartbreaks and the scars
You gotta make your happiness right where you are

Na na na na...na na na na...na na na
Na...na na na na...na na na
Right where you are!
Na…na na na na...na na na na...na na na
Na...na na na na...na na na

Don't you know? Don't you know? It ain't that hard
Na na na na...na na na na...na na na
It ain’t that hard
Track Name: The Resurrection of Me
The Resurrection of Me
© Words and music by Chris Chickering (Chris Chickering
Music, BMI) and Greg Barnhill (Easyana Music, SESAC).
2014. All rights reserved.

Downtrodden, given up, forgotten
Found my way all the way to the bottom
Lost everything I thought that I could lose

No hopin', give a damn, broken
Three-time loser with a subway token
Walkin' like a dead man in my shoes

But I swear I'll find a way to turn it all around
‘Cause there's nothin' strong enough to keep my spirit down

Took a left, took a right
Sucker-punched by the fist of life, but I
Found on a way to get on my feet again
A little shaky from the blows
But I'll be damned if it takes my soul, ‘cause I
Been down
But you'll see
This is gonna be
The resurrection of me yea, yea, yea
The resurrection of me yea, yea, yea

Cold-jaded, street-hated
Called a punk and a bum berated
Never thought I'd be the one to lose my way
But it's alright, ‘cause I know now
Got another chance to pick it up somehow
So brother won't you hear me when I say?

I got a black-eyed soul but I still got a lotta heart
See it's never too late to nd a new place to start

Took a left, took a right
Sucker-punched by the st of life, but I
Found a way to get on my feet again

A little shaky from the blows
But I'll be damned if it takes my soul, ‘cause I
Been down
But you'll see
This is gonna be
The resurrection of me yea, yea, yea
The resurrection of me yea, yea, yea

And I know they’ll always be the ones who cast their doubts
After all that I've been through
Nothin’s gonna hurt me now

Took a left, took a right
Sucker-punched by the fist of life, but I
Found a way to get on my feet again
A little shaky from the blows
But I'll be damned if it takes my soul, ‘cause I
Been down
But you'll see
This is gonna be
The resurrection of me yea, yea, yea
The resurrection of me yea, yea, yea

Took a left, took a right yea
The resurrection of me…
The resurrection of me yea
Took a left, took a right
This is gonna be
The resurrection of me yea
Track Name: Freedom Lies Within
Freedom Lies Within
© Words and music by Chris Chickering (Chris Chickering
Music, BMI) and Greg Barnhill (Gatorized Music, SESAC).
2013. All rights reserved.

Everybody wants to run away to some far away paradise
To get outside their lives
But they don't realize
That heaven's not a place that lives inouter-space
It's closer than you might have known
And if you'll just be still
And accept it all you will

Find everything you're lookin’ for
Has been right here all this
Time and this is what I know for sure
You won't nd it out there

Truth is that the peace lies underneath the skin
Let go
‘Cause freedom lies within

Forget about the money
Runnin' after somethin’
Someone on a dierent path
'Cause things you cannot change
Will only bring you pain

There's a realization
in the meditation
The quiet of your mind
So take your happiness
And breathe it in and live
And you will

Find everything you're lookin’ for
Was right there all the
Time and this is what I know for sure
You won't nd it out there

Truth is that the peace lies underneath the skin
Let go
’Cause freedom lies within

And you will
Find everything you're lookin’ for
Has been right there all this
Time and this is what I know for sure
You won't nd it out there

Truth is that the peace lies underneath the skin
Let go
’Cause freedom lies within
Freedom lies within
Freedom lies within
Woah…
Track Name: Vibration
Vibration
© Words and music by Chris Chickering (Chris Chickering
Music, BMI) and Greg Barnhill (Gatorized Music, SESAC).
2013. All rights reserved.

Pretty girl in New York
Cryin' on the stairs
People pass her by
Like she isn't there

Silent desperation
In the waves she sends
If she only knew
She could tune love in
Oh, oh you got to

Change your vibration
And become who you wanna be, yea
Change your vibration
And find the one that's waiting underneath
Release
Love will set you free

Another frozen dinner
Mr. Friday night
Afraid to let anyone into his life, ah, ay, ife

But there's a woman for him
In apartment C
Oh and if he'd let her she could raise his frequency
Oh, oh you got to

Change your vibration
And become who you wanna be, ah
Change your vibration
And find the one's that's waiting underneath
Release
Love will set you free

There's a world unknowing
Who could heal their pain
If they only knew this simple thing
This simple thing
You got to

Change your vibration
And become who you wanna be, yea
Change your vibration
And find the one that's waiting underneath

Oh you got to
Change your vibration
And become who you wanna be, yea
Change your vibration
And find the one that's waiting underneath
Release
Oh love will set you free
Da da da da da da da
Da da da da da
Track Name: Shadow of Doubt
Shadow of Doubt
© Words and music by Chris Chickering (Chris Chickering
Music, BMI) and Greg Barnhill (Easyana Music, SESAC).
2014. All rights reserved.

Don’t think it’s over
when over is only a ghost
Just open a window
when you feel the doors have all closed

And just hold on
Another day’s coming along if you let it so
Hold out
There’s a lining of silver that traces the shadow of doubt

Don't say ya can't
when ya know damn well deep that ya can
Don't turn away
oh now don't let the fear steal your chance

And just hold on
Another day’s comin’ along if you let it, so
Hold out
There’s a lining of silver that traces the shadow of doubt

There's another way
Always another road
So it's steady on
And be good to yourself as you go

There will be rain
and the wind it may blow you off course
But don't be denied
of the destiny waiting that's yours

And just hold on
Another day’s comin’ along if you let it, so
Hold out
There’s a lining of silver that traces the shadow

Hold on
Another day’s comin’ along if you let it, so
Hold out
There’s a lining of silver that traces the shadow of doubt
There’s a lining of silver that traces the shadow of doubt