1 Hopeful Rd.

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Release Date: August 14, 2015

Record Label: McGhee Entertainment, Inc. & Blue Note Records

1.
Run Like the River
3:39
One hopeful road
That my Mamma showed to me
From the moment I first standed
I didn't know
Back there and then she released me free
From that patched up shackle down my Pa was handed

She said Tyrone
Go be the King you're meant to be
Like a stone roll on your mission
Hurry now son
There are songs need to be sung
And you're the one to which the heart it is releasin'

Mother said run baby run
Go ahead run baby run
Mother said run baby run
Run like the river

As wheels do turn
Is how I go you all sure should know
As flames do burn I am ignited
Towards the wind
With squinted eyes I look ahead
'Cause in the end they're all behind me long been ridin'

Mother said run baby run
Go ahead run baby run
Mother said run baby run
Run like the river
Like the river

Mother said run baby run
Go ahead run baby run
Mother said run baby run
Run like the river
Run like the river
Run like the river
Run like the river
2.
From My Arms
3:01
Had a dream
That my world changed the scene
I don't know what that means
But I do know
That the rain came down
And the sun skipped town

Everything that we shared
Wasn't there
All of my answered prayers
Returned to questions
And my solid ground
Was nowhere to be found

And so today I want you to say it
I want you to play it on end
Say that won't stray or slip away
From my arms
(Don't slip away baby, don't slip away baby)
From my arms
(Don't slip away baby, don't slip away baby)

Usually I am the kind
With the peace filled mind
And rose-colored time
No glass broken
Beneath my feet
Circle complete

But the thought of
Me walking my walk
Without you they are talking
To carry me over
My travels
Makes me unravel

And so I need you to show me
That I'm your one and only man
Say that there's no chance you will dance
From my arms
(Don't dance away baby, don't dance away baby)
From my arms, from my arms, from my arms, from my arms

Baby, baby don't stray or slip away
From my arms
(Don't slip away baby, don't slip away baby)
From my arms
(Don't slip away baby, don't slip away baby)
Had a dream
That my world changed the scene
I don't know what that means
But I do know
The rain came down
3.
Doin' What You Were Doin'
4:02
Alright now everybody
Just get back to doin' what you were doin'
Alright now everybody
Just get back to doin' what you were doin'

Why don't we allow ourselves
To be the legends while we're living
Where are all the hands we held (tell me)
When life was humble and forgiving

We gotta carry on
Carry on
Got to carry on

Alright now everybody
Just get back to doin'
What you were doin' (You see what I mean)
Alright now everybody
Just get back to doin' what you were doin'

Lay down your arms and alarms
Lower your shoulders and be lovers
The war that tore us apart
Can't change The fact that we are all each other

We gotta carry on
Carry on
Right back to the song

Alright now everybody
Just get back to doin'
What you were doin' (You see what I mean)
Alright now everybody
Just get back to doin' what you were doin'

We gotta carry on
Carry on

Alright now everybody
Just get back to doin'
What you were doin' (You see what I mean)
Alright now everybody
Just get back to doin' what you were doin'

You see what I mean

May the red sun
Concede through the green
Down into the blue waters
For our sons and daughters

You see what I mean

Get back to doin'
4.
Angel City, California
2:54
I'm living down in Angel City, California
Is where I found this soul I now call mine
And I'm strutting up the streets that I was born 'ta
I'm saying down in Angel City, I am I
Y'all all hear me
Down in Angel City, I am I

So I was told
Never roll to Hollywood
"Hell no don't go"
Is what my people said

What they say ain't real
You'll only be misunderstood
Your road will be mislead

And there are silver lakes and boulevards
Sunsets and sidewalk stars

Down in Angel City, California
That's where I found this soul I now call mine
And I'm strutting up the streets that I was born 'ta
I'm saying down in Angel City, I am I
Y'all all hear me
Down in Angel City

I am I I get high in it
I fly on the ride of it
Yeah Like night and day
Is how it is from what they say
What they put down's
Come over me

Every corner turns
An old school lesson learned
And a new age fantasy

And there are crystal mountain canyons
Nice view from where I'm standing

Down in Angel City, California
That's where I found this soul I now call mine
And I'm strutting up the streets that I was born 'ta
I'm saying down in Angel City, I am I
Y'all all hear me
Down in Angel City, I am I

They say don't go
But they don't know
That I am I

Hear me now
Blow your speakers out
I am I

Down in Angel City
5.
Shows What You Know
4:12
You thought the sweet time was over
Dead and gone
You thought the sound of our laughter
Had trickled on

But our love's here to stay
No it won’t slip away
It don't know how to let go (oh)
Shows what you know

You cut me out of every picture
You drew the dividing line
You asked your friends never to mention
Your name with mine

But you love is relentless
Your dam is defenseless
You, you can't make still what's meant to flow (no)
Shows what you know

Did you truly think that you and I
Had fallen from our crimson sky
Down into a book of blue memories
You thought the kiss on that bridge was our last
You wrote our love epitaph
While I prayed for our recovery
Now onto the revelry

Here we dance once again
Face to face
Lips on lips, hand in hand
All pain erased

I won't say that I told you
I'll just have you and hold you
Sweet embrace you in the afterglow (oh)
Shows what you know
You thought the sweet time was over

Baby, baby, baby, baby
Shows what you know
Shows what you know
Shows what you know
Shows what you know

If you gotta be wrong baby, now's the right time to be wrong baby
If you gotta be wrong baby, now's the right time to be wrong baby

My Heart Won't Fall Again----------------------
Nevermore will I be the one who cries
Nevermore will I be the one who crawls
Nevermore will I be the one who dies
From the knives that you're throwing

Nevermore will I be the one who breaks
I am done being the deaf and blind
Nevermore will I make the same mistake
The mistake of not knowing
Where I'm going

Well, I tripped and I fell
Right under your spell
Your eyes they lured me in
I was hypnotized and mesmerized
But I swear to you
My heart won't fall again

Nevermore will I be the one who waits
No more am I your holding call
Nevermore will I be the one who hates
Hates himself for loving you

Nevermore will I be the one who hopes
On the day you finally come around
Nevermore will I be the one who copes
With the fire you're dragging me through
I'm letting loose

Well, I tripped and I fell
Right under your spell
Your eyes they lured me in
I was hypnotized and mesmerized
But I swear to you
My heart won't fall again

My heart won't fall again
My heart done fallin'

Well, I tripped and I fell
Right under your spell
Your eyes they lured me in
I was hypnotized
I was mesmerized
But I swear to you, my heart won't fall again

I swear to you, my heart won't fall again
I swear to you, my heart won't fall again, baby
I swear to you, my heart won't fall again

I swear it
I swear it

I'm swearing
No no more
No no more, woah
No no more
No no more, woah

I swear it
I swear it

I swear that
My heart won't fall again
6.
My Heart Won't Fall Again
3:21
Lyrics not available.
7.
Another Man's Words
4:50
Tell me again what it was that he told you
Where was my hand in this red cry
How did he say that I kissed your shoulder
Never mind and besides did it ever occur to you
Never mind and besides did it ever occur to you

That the wrong that he said was done
I could never do

Tell me why would you believe
Another man's words over mine
Tell me why would you believe
Another man's words over mine

Wasn't it I who cradled your crying
Where was he when the stars fell down
Tell me where he when the sun stopped shining
Never mind and besides did it ever cross those blinded eyes
Never mind and besides did it ever cross those blinded eyes
Never mind and besides did it ever cross those blinded eyes

That he was pushing me out
So that he could slip inside

Tell me why would you believe
Another man's words over mine
Tell me why would you believe
Another man's words over mine

Tell me why would you believe
Another man's words over mine
Tell me why would you believe
Another man's words over mine
Over mine
Tell me why
Over mine
8.
Strike Your Light (ft. Kamilah Marshall)
3:26
I'm coming baby, from under the ground
You've pulling me out of the hole I was sliding down
Don't stop now baby, give me mind
I've been waiting, and wanting, and wondering all my life

I like the feeling
I like the feeling
I like the feeling

I was waiting in the water, pushing stones uphill
Never reaching my head, 'cause I couldn't find my way to my will
I was caught in a spiderweb, every limb of my tired
I was folded and blinded until you opened up my arms and my eyes

I like the feeling
I like the feeling
I like the feeling

Strike your light shining bright on me
Strike your light shining bright on me
Strike your light

You give me reason (you give me reason)
You give me rhyme (you give rhyme)
That's why I'm struttin' on a high wire looking down in the sky
I forgot what I was missing (forgot what's missing)
Was it all in the grave (all in the grave)
Couldn't see that tomorrow was calling me before day

Strike your light on me (right on me)
Strike your light on me (right on me)
Strike your light on me (right on me)
On me (right on me)
I said one (right on me)
I said two (right on me)
I said three (right on me)

I like the feeling
I like the feeling
I like the feeling
I like it on me!
Pour it all over me
9.
Before the Tear Drops
3:25
Before the tear drops
And my world goes full-stop
Love me don't love me not
Tell your mind

After this fury falls
These words please do recall
You're my every you're my all

Let's rewind
Rewind to a time we wrapped ourselves
In each other
Barely air to breathe
Romance and slow dancing under the cover
Look at me
Lover, look at me

Mine eye spy what I got
And they're welling to the top
So please before the tear drops Say you're still mine baby

Rewind to a time we wrapped ourselves
In each other
Barely air to breathe baby
Romance and slow dancing under the cover
Look at me
Lover, look at me

Before the tear drops
And my world goes full-stop baby won't ya
Love me don't you love me not
Say you're still mine baby

Before the tear drops
Before the tear drops
Before the tear drops

Let's rewind
Hold the line
Baby be kind
Say you're still mine

Before the tear drops

Say you're mine
10.
If You Loved Me
3:24
I trembled and rocked
In the room that held us together
With eyes closed
I unlocked all the love you turned with a key

I guess I wanted to believe that
My life was not a dream
But now that you're gone
And the page has turned on
I'm face slapped with reality

There's a hurt on my heart
I've not known all my living
What a blow to my soul
From the coldness that you're giving
And this pain
Wouldn't share your name
If you loved me

I wish I had known
That your love was unobtainable
And I wish I had known that your word
You didn't
Stand by

And it kills me that I could still be
Wanting you tonight
After all that I know and all the things
That you've shown
I am sure I can no more abide

There's a hurt on my heart
I've not known all my living
What a blow to my soul
From the coldness that you're giving
And this pain
Wouldn't bare your name
If you loved me

There's a hurt on my heart
I've not known all my living
What a blow to my soul
From the coldness I would know it
If you loved me
If you loved me baby
If you loved me

The pain
Wouldn't bare your name
If you loved me
11.
Another Baby
2:35
Lyrics not available.
12.
Soul Serenity
3:57
Flipping my sign to "Be back in five"
Walking away to come back alive
I miss the easiness in me
And I’m finding it hard to barely breathe

I long to strum a simple song
That tracks me back to days of gone
When sisters and brothers knew
That love was the thing to do

Pining am I for some piece of time
When the hands wind down and sit still
Where all I know can unfold and recline
Washed over my mind, there will

I know there will be (I know there will be)
Soul serenity (Soul serenity)
I know there will be (I know there will be)
Soul serenity (Soul serenity)

With my eyes closed and face to the sun
And my back shielding the storm that’s come
With my ears covered, I listen in
To these words the light is whispering

"It’s time to turn the rigid wheel
From what you say to how you feel
Slow down and lay the brakes on the too fast
Before this day becomes your last"

Pining am I for some piece of time
When the hands wind down and sit still
Where all I know can unfold and recline
Washed over my mind, there will

I know there will be (I know there will be)
Soul serenity (Soul serenity)

Oh, I wanna feel it
Oh, I wanna know it
I wanna be healed by it
I got to, got to own it

Flipping my sign to "Be back in five"
Walking away to come back alive
My sisters and brothers listen in
To these words my journey’s offering

Pining am I for some piece of time
When the hands wind down and sit still
Where all I know can unfold and recline
Washed over my mind, there will
Washed over my mind, there will

I know there will be (I know there will be)
Soul serenity (Soul serenity)
I know there will be (I know there will be)
Soul serenity (Soul serenity)

(I know there will be)
(Soul serenity)
I know there will be (I know there will be)
I know there will be soul serenity