Category Archives: Songs

Invitation (Monday Monday Song #25)

KMLS Plays Guitar

Live recording from June 28, 2015. Special thanks to Jason Edwards on the Leslie organ. I realzed that this song is over 25 years old! It still speaks to me. Hope it will speak to you as well.

Lyrics:
This is a song to welcome all of you
Who are far from your home
He stands before you now with open arms
Living proof we’re not alone

Chorus

And I know sometimes the road gets rough
And we can’t find our way
Though it seems like I’m wandering aimlessly
I’m gonna wander anyway

Bridge

This is a song to welcome all of you
Who are not where you want to be
He stands before you now with open arms
With the promise that you’ll soon be free

Chorus

And I know sometimes the road gets rough
And we can’t find our way
Though it seems like you’re wandering aimlessly
Go on and wander anyway

Bridge

This is a song to welcome all of you
Who are locked up inside
He stands before you now with open arms
In his hands the tears you can’t cry

Chorus

And I know sometimes the road gets rough
And we can’t find our way
Though it seems like I’m wandering aimlessly
I’m gonna wander anyway

Bridge

December 12, 1989

Copyright Keith M. Lyndaker All Rights Reserved

Route 666 (Monday Monday Song #24)

KMLS Plays Guitar

It’s an ordinary road running through the wilderness
I got my eye out for angels.
I’m looking for a place of rest.
I know it’s only a number but my mind loves to play tricks.
I’m looking for God on Route 666.

Copyright 2015 Keith M. Lyndaker All Rights Reserved

Dusk (Monday Monday Song #23)

KMLS Plays Guitar
(Kapo 2nd Fret)
Verse:          Am, Em, G, Am, Em, Am
Chorus:       G, Am, G, Am, G, Em, Am

The day lingers as do my thoughts of you
Hold them close to your heart while they fade from view
Like this day
Like this day

Night has come with its chill but we are warm
You and I
In this hiding place
Curtains closing to the night.

I breathe and with each breath I welcome the night
Breathe with me and together we will say good-bye
To this day
To this day

Night has come with its chill but we are warm
You and I
In this hiding place
Curtains closing to the night.

There will never be another today
Breathe deeply and watch it slowly fade away
Like this day
Like this day

Night has come with its chill but we are warm
You and I
In this hiding place
Curtains closing to the night.

March 12, 1994

Copyright Keith M. Lyndaker All Rights Reserved

(Chords included for any musicians who wish to give the song a try).

Monday Monday Song #22 – Swan of Tuonela

Swan of Tounela
Swan of Tuonela by Gabriel de Jongh

Recorded Live in 1998 at the Lost Dog, Shepherdstown, WV by Jeremiahs Run. Keith Lyndaker, Vox, Guitars, Brett Sherman, Lead Guitar, Mike S, Rhythm

Inspired by the 1895 composition of the same title by Sibelius. Wikipedia link. Lyrics written December 20, 1989

I listened in silence as Sibelius spoke to me
concerning an ancient legend cloaked in melody.
The land of Tuonela where the spirits wander restlessly,
a land of black hills surrounded by a black sea
where a white swan swims crying endlessly,
the Swan of Tuonela swimming in the sea,
crying endlessly.

Sometimes the hills rise higher and the sea comes blacker still.
I find myself sinking down to be enveloped by the chill.
But to succumb to the depths and to end the song
is to betray the dawn.
Like the Swan of Tuonela I will sing my song
no matter how black the sea becomes or how long the dawn.
No matter how black the sea or how long the dawn,
I will sing my song.

We all swim our own black seas around our private hells,
singing our sad songs of pain in an endless wail,
but to succumb to the depths . . .

Copyright 1998 Jeremiahs Run and Keith Lyndaker. All Rights Reserved.

 

Monday Monday Song #21 – The Sound of Silence

(Because all of us need to be
quiet sometime).