Bar Scott

                                                                        

Up on the Hill

©Bar Scott ASCAP 1995

 

Nothing seems to bother him

Nothing is so real as the leaves on the tree up on the hill

By night he sleeps so easily

Then by day, he roams the hill

On his way past the tree

He hears birds while they sing

 

And the leaves that form slowly after winter

Will later fall silent to the ground

 

Nothing seems so far away

Nothing is so dear

As the leaves on the tree up on the hill

I’ve put gates, forks and barriers

All along the wooded lane

That leads through the trees

Past the birds while they sing

 

And the leaves that form slowly after winter

Will later fall silent to the ground

 

Ah, ha, ha

 

Nothing seems to bother him

Nothing is so real as the leaves on the tree up on the hill

He sees every leaf so clearly

He sees the forest from the trees

Why can’t it be me that I see when I sit up on the hill?

 

cause the leaves that form slowly after winter

Will later fall silent to the ground

the leaves that form so slowly after winter

Will later fall silent to the ground

Ah, ah

 

                                                                       

I’m Here

©Bar Scott ASCAP  1995

 

I thought that love was hiding in the stars above

My heart was ice from trying to find it in the dark

 

Now I’m here to take a load off your feet

I’m here to make your kisses complete

I’m here to learn a lesson in how to love

 

My heart cried out for loving that only I could give

I heard her cry and listened as I turned within

 

Now I’m here when the crossroads meet

I’m here when the river runs deep

I’m here to learn a lesson in how to love

 

And as the stars set in your eyes

I see the love I’d tried to find

Sometimes we look so far

When loving starts if I am here

to take a load off your feet

I’m here to make your kisses complete

I’m here to learn a lesson in how to love

 

And as the stars set in your eyes

I see the love I’d tried to find

Sometimes we look so far

When loving starts if I am here

to take a load off your feet

I’m here to make your kisses complete

I’m here to learn a lesson in how to love you

 

I love you, Love

I’m glad I’m here

 

                                                                                               

One Small Cage

©Bar Scott ASCAP  1995

 

Kneeling by the bed each night Michael prayed his soul to keep

As mommy and dad stood watch

he heard hymns and the ticking of the clock

 

He had one small cage, one small cage

That he could live in

 

He’s sleepless now for hours, he cries out

With the vengeance of a child

If I should die tonight,

Oh, please, my Lord, I pray my soul to take

 

He had one small cage, one small cage, that he could live

They built one small cage, one small cage to fence him in

 

He ran free at 18 when the gate was finally opened

He found men, he found love, he found music he could turn to

When the doctor found the signs

“You’re positive, just months to live”

 

He built one small cage, one small cage for him to live in

One small cage, one small cage to fence him in

 

Oh no, no, no, no

In a note his mom replied,

“you’ve brought it on. God’s will be done!”

 

She built one small cage, one small cage for him to live in

One small cage, one small cage to hem him in

One small cage, one small cage, one small cage

 

 

For You

©Eric Bibb, 1993 Published by BMG Music Publishing

 

I would walk along a burning desert

Bearing water to quench your thirst

Call my name

In the time it takes to think of me

I will be there by your side

I’ll be there

Call my name

 

Give me your hand

I’ll take you somewhere so beautiful

Give me your dreams

Together we’ll make them come true

Give me the pieces of your heart when it’s broken

I’ll mend it

 

I will carry you when you’re weary

When your faith is running low

Rest in me

I’ll be there for you

Just believe it

Any hour any day

I’ll be there

Rest in me

 

                                                                      

When the Hero Falls

©Bar Scott ASCAP 1995

 

Hello, it’s me I’ve been a long way from home this time

The only difference now is that my hope is unbound by you

Turn on the safe light and leave it on at night for me

I need to see the dark so I see the whole of me

 

When the hero falls

Then nothing stands at all

No, no, no

 

Her call for help couldn’t hide a thing from me

How long’s this carryin’-on going to get under my skin?

 

When the hero falls

Then nothing stands at all

 

And the eagle flies away from here

And the eagle flies away from here

 

This time I’ll go along way from home

And I’ll see our differences with love

 

When the hero falls

Then nothing stands at all

Then nothing stands at all

 

And the eagle flies away from here

And the eagle flies away from here

 

His Mother’s Legacy             

©Bar Scott ASCAP 1987

 

Listen, my son

Your life is all that I can give

If I could, I’d teach you all that I have learned

Go and err

And know my love

 

Know my love is in your heart

 

Write Me A Love Letter

© Bar Scott ASCAP 1995

 

I want to hear your voice and touch your hand

Lie down and hear the beating of your heart in my ear

If I could see you I would know where you are

Instead I’m hoping that you’ll

 

Write me a love letter tell me how you feel

Write me a love letter tell me you love me still

 

So many thoughts are running ‘round in my head at night

With him beside me and her face allied with yours, not mine

Every night when the darkness sets in

I lie here wishin’ that you’d

 

Write me a love letter tell me how you feel

Write me a love letter tell me you love me still

 

Our ending had come in my heart so I turned away

In time I thought you’d change

ease the pain

 

So won’t you write me tell me how you feel

Write me a love letter tell me you love me

 

Alone again, I am alone again

Don’t turn me away,  don’t turn me away, no, no, no

 

Please write me tell me how you feel

Write me a love letter tell me you love me still

 

I want to hear your voice and touch your hand

Lie down and hear the beating of your heart in my ear

 

 

Motherless Child

Traditional

 

Sometimes I feel like a motherless child

I’m a long, long way from home

 

Sometimes I feel like I have no friends

I’m a long, long way from home

 

I am a long, long way from home

 

Confession

© Bar Scott ASCAP 1992

 

I come to you

I come in the nighttime

Will you witness

witness my story?

 

I had a son

His daddy had to run like a thief in flight

It’s the reason I come here

with my confession

 

My sins are real

I cannot hide them from you

But what’s it for

some cloud up there above the sky?

 

I don’t know why I have to tell you

What I am thinking in my heart

 

                                                                       

Grace

© Bar Scott Recorded 1992,1995, 2002 ASCAP 1992

 

Thank the world for giving me

All the reasons that I have to sing

Amen.