Stand For Me - Album

by Sky Nelson

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1.
Real Human Being © Sky Nelson 2018 Verse It's okay, I don't need you to say sorry When your words don't come out right I've got space to allow it to be broken I want to feel your other side Pre chorus Let's be gentle, but honest, and tell it like it is Open up a path inside Chorus When I think I know you, I may be wrong You are just a part of a real human being If I try to show you, just the better parts of me they’re just a part of the real human being I’m just a part of a real human being Verse Go ahead tell your story I want to hear it come from you Open-hearted is never boring Just let me know if there’s something I can do Pre chorus I’ll be gentle, but honest, and tell it like it is Open up a path inside Chorus When I think I know you, I may be wrong You are just a part of a real human being If I try to show you, just the better parts of me they’re just a part of the real human being I’m just a part of a real human being Bridge I've got a past to heal from You got things you're scared to say Let's not hold it all together Cuz perfect just gets in the way Chorus When I think I know you, I may be wrong You are just a part of a real human being If I try to show you, just the better parts of me they’re just a part of the real human being I’m just a part of a real human being Outro I’m just a part of a real human being
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I'll be there for you Sky Nelson-Isaacs © March 2018 Verse When life has broke its promise and tears have stained your face when hopefulness has scattered and worry takes its place when your schoolwork is relentless and your backpack is worn through Chorus I'll be there, I'll be there I'll be there for you Verse When I see you from the outside I see who I want to be and it’s funny that you’re thinking the same thing about me When you need some reassurance From a gentle point of view Chorus I'll be there, I'll be there I'll be there for you Bridge If it's a race that you're running and you think you've got to win maybe you’ll feel better If you let me in? Verse The flowers in the window are only there because of you and the path that I am walking is one you helped me choose if you forget how far you've traveled and how much you have to lose Chorus I'll be there, I'll be there I'll be there for you I'll be there, I'll be there I'll be there for you
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Temperature Rise and Fall Sky Nelson © 2008 Verse She asked of me how can we become the ones we want us to become when the barriers are rooted in, and my vote is just another leaf on a surely dying tree I’d rather just hide myself so no one knows about me Chorus And I try with all my might make sense of it all when a giant arctic sheet collapse is possible temperature rise, temperature rise and fall My world may be warming, but I can’t tell that from here Verse There’s something ever so beautiful about the stops and starts we take and all the times we thought that we had had made, but look back and say what happened here? why did nothing change? where are my younger days? I can’t see them in my face… Chorus Bridge oooo impatience gets the best of me oooo a hailstorm of urgency Slow, I run so fast the grass can’t grow beneath my feet Chorus
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Verse I’ve thought a lot about the two of us Sometimes we feel, like giving up But there’s no one else that I’d be running to All I want, is here with you Chorus I will never let you fall I’ll stand with you the last of all When they write the tale of your life with mine We will stand the test of time Verse What lies along the road for you and me? Is it written out like destiny? I’m sure it won’t be what we had in mind Drowning in a Grand Design (I’ll be here, and we’ll be fine) (We’ve got time, let’s wait and see Chorus Bridge Hold on, hold on, hold on to me Hold on, hold on, hold on to me
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Try to open my eyes a bit Sky Nelson October 2018 Verse (Bb) We sit in darkness quietly Surrounded by a boiling sea And I, just try to open my eyes a bit for what I've seen there are no words The depth of how a soul can hurt so I, just try to open my eyes a bit Chorus Here in the dark, I will peel back the layers of my heart I’ll stay with you, and we’ll open to the feelings that come through ...me and you Verse If you take the chance to say what’s true, do you fear I’ll turn my back on you instead, of try to open my eyes a bit? Will I try to see the things you do With a little bit more room to move as I, try to open my eyes a bit? Chorus Here in the dark, I will peel back the layers of my heart I’ll stay with you, and we’ll open to the feelings that come through ...here with you Bridge Although we come from different lives I’ll set my history aside to see your point of view cuz under your suspicious words I hear the ways that you’ve been hurt I want to know the way things were for you Chorus Here in the dark, I will peel back the layers of my heart I’ll stay with you, and we’ll open to the feelings that come through ...me and you Verse I See the Light grow steadily it's coming from inside of me and I, I try to open my eyes
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Stand for me © Sky Nelson July 2018 I will not be minimized, shrink my size, avert my eyes That has been already tried and the less I need the more I disappear I depend on you There's no where I can go, I'm counting on you I need you to stand for me Give a thought to what I need This isn't an emergency I just need you to take a Stand For Me You have found a garden you can go To shutter out the pain you know But that leaves me here on my own To face the tyrant that is standing in the door I believe in you I’ve seen your courage shine when it needs to I need you to stand for me Give a thought to what I need This isn't an emergency I just need you to take a Stand For Me There’s a risk you would be taking If you choose my side Certainty is not what love provides I need you to stand for me Give a thought to what I need This isn't an emergency I just need you to take a Stand For Me I need you to stand for me Give a thought to what I need Please don’t give in quietly I just need you to take a Stand For Me #SkyNelson #StandForMe #Survivors
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It's time to move Sky Nelson 2019 Verse It's quiet as the moon, inside this patient room And I long to stay within these painted walls But hidden in the night there's a truth I cannot hide I am not done, Destiny calls Pre chorus I feel the hesitation, but I also feel the love I want to take this step in faith and in trust Chorus It's time to move, it's time to move There’s lightning in the air that's breaking through The change may seem slow The courage may be low But I'm certain it will grow When in your heart you know it's time to move Verse 2 There's a line across the door, it's painted on the floor That single step is painfully far But I'm not staying in this seat, I know where that leads That single step defines Who We Are Pre chorus, Chorus Bridge It’s not the time to show that I’m strong I don’t want to be content to carry on The things that used to grab me, don’t resonate today But my chest is lighting on fire Chorus
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I Am Willing Sky Nelson-Isaacs 2017 Verse Together in the darkness, a familiar space I’m filling up the pages with alot to say Your words are silent, they can’t find their place But I'm still here Chorus I am will, willing There is noth, nothing That I love more than you, and I wish I knew How to wait for you, But I am will, willing Verse My mouth keeps moving, and you burn with doubt I don’t leave a moment to hear you out I can’t just stand here and not take charge But I'm still here Chorus Bridge I was taught to speak my thoughts when they come, You were not, you were taught to bite your tongue, hey hey, hey hey So many years of doubting words that appear, Hold back, maybe you will get clear, hey hey, hey hey I’m on stage, I’m sure of myself I don’t give you space, I won’t ask for help And I don’t give a damn about anyone else But my time is up gotta try like hell to choose for myself what kind of man I am. Chorus
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Mother Mine © Sky Nelson, August 2018 Verse As you lay, I watch you from a distance You're inward eyes betray a weary soul You place your head, on the ground where it is welcomed I can tell you wanna spend this time alone Chorus Mother mine, how I long to see you happy I want to lift the wrinkle from your brow I've come for reassurance that you want me Don't tell me that it's too late for that now Verse There are days when the past is just a memory And your skin can feel the breeze upon your face But today the wounds are fresh and tender From stories that your heart will not erase Chorus Mother mine you have tried to give me shelter But you had no source of comfort to endow We can try to find some moral in the passage Don't tell me that it's too late for that now Solo instrumental Chorus Mother mine may the hours treat you kindly May you find what piece your conscience will allow Surround yourself with things that make you happy I know that it's not too late for that now Just thinking about your presence makes me happy I'm glad that it's not too late for that now
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You Can Always Count on Me Sky Nelson Copyright 2006 Verse I am willing to hurt with you I’ll be OK with anything you choose you can ignore all my advice and I’ll still be there at your side Chorus You can always count on me you can always count on me Whenever there’s changes, and there’s no security you can always count on me Verse Sometimes you lead me down paths against my choice taking me places, I’d rather avoid that don’t matter, cuz my path is you wherever you lead me I’ll be true Chorus Bridge Count on me when there’s emptiness around you Count on me, when the empty is inside Count on me, when you need some solid ground I’ll be that place you can hide Chorus
11.
Building you up Sky Nelson-Isaacs 2018 Verse I'm sorry, the words that I said were not kind I argued and troubled your mind With nothing to gain but a long way to descend I’m sorry, rather than cling to my side I’ll find where the injury hides There’s so much to gain and so little to lose Prechorus Friends we are, and friends take time to unfold But I'm not going to leave Chorus Building you up is all I want to do Earning your trust is how I learned from you We got the strength to see it through Building you up is all I want to do Verse I'm sorry, it's scary to me to be wrong So I fight back and hope that I've won With nothing to gain but along passed to defend PreChorus, Chorus Bridge I want to feel my love for you Chorus
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Perfection Sky Nelson 2009 Verse I, I am You, and all you feel, I feel too. You are the person that I dreamed about, and everything you do is amazing everything you do is real Chorus You Show Me You Show Me You Show Me Perfection Perfection Verse You, you haven't mastered, books, poetry or prose but you are a spirit the world can't live without and everything you do is amazing everything you do is real Chorus You Show Me You Show Me You Show Me Perfection Perfection Bridge Perfect like a rosebud, that's got a few leaves missing, and a few days have passed since it first bled. Perfect like a memory, with a few details missing, but you know it worked out in the end. Chorus You Show Me You Show Me You Show Me Perfection Perfection
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This is Our Lives Sky and Eliana Nelson Isaacs © 2015 Verse: I love the way we spend our days Never knowing what we're going to say I hear a subtle Harmony That weaves between us quietly Chorus: Not a day will pass before my eyes Unnoticed or sacrificed Nothing happens here for gran-ted This is our lives This is our lives Verse: There's a power in the words I say That I can give but never take away The best I can do is show my heart And though the hurt I cause may leave a mark Chorus: Not a night will pass when I won't try To lift you up before you close your eyes Nothing happens here for gran-ted This is our lives This is our lives Bridge: Before I met you my life seemed so long Now my greatest fear is I'll be gone Nothing happens here for gran-ted This is our lives This is our lives

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Stand For Me is the 11th recorded collection from polymath Sky Nelson, with lyrics that uncover the essence of life’s challenges but infused with the infectious optimism that guides all of Sky’s work. Featuring Sky’s deft creativity and training on piano and acoustic guitar, Stand For Me is an uplifting exploration of our humanity and our capacity to grow. Featuring the talent of producer and instrumentalist Gawain Matthews and a collection of talented artists to fill in the sound.
Keep coming back for the gradual release of the album over Spring 2020.

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released March 24, 2020

Vocals, piano or guitar: Sky Nelson
Drums: Kyle Caprista
Cello: Johane Demars
Violin: Maria Grig
Orchestration score: Gawain Matthews
Bass: Gawain Matthews
Bkup vocals: Kelly McFarling
Bkup vocals: Austin Willacy

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Sky Nelson San Francisco, California

Musician, physicist, and author of "Living in Flow: The Science of Synchronicity and How Your Choices Shape Your World", Posi Award nominated songwriter Sky Nelson-Isaacs' recent release Stand For Me is his 11th original album. Sky has studied music for 40 years, using piano and acoustic guitar to convey his uplifting lyrics and authentic voice. FInd more at www.SkyNelson.com ... more

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