“Happy Place” credit roll

This past Friday saw the sneak peak of a new song co-created by Rebekah Gilbert and myself called “Happy Place.” It’s actually one of five new songs produced a few months back, and I’m really proud of not only this song, but the great initial feedback from all the folks hearing it. Keep it up, and please feel free to share and share again on your social media platform of choice.

Like every recording project, it certainly takes some help bringing this music to you. I grew up in the age of vinyl records and cardboard sleeves. And liner notes! I loved to sit by my turntable watching the record ‘go right round’ and reading lyrics and credits for hours on end. It was intriguing to me to see who played what, where the project was recorded, and who the folks were that shaped the sounds into music that moved me.

It’s cool to see the return of vinyl, but sadly for digital downloads and streaming media there are no credits to pour over, and no lyrics to follow.

So if for no other person than myself, here are the ‘digital liner notes’ for “Happy Place!” Enjoy!

P.S. Be sure to hang around after the credits for links to the song!

Thanks again for listening!

GV

“Happy Place”

Verse One
I always walked the narrow line
Didn’t have the courage to be one of a kind
Blended in with the stiff-necked crowd
Til my righteous deeds made me too damn proud

Chorus
Going to my happy place
Gonna live like there’s no mistakes
Ditchin’ the diff’rence between right and wrong
Gonna go where I can sing my songs

Verse Two
I stumbled from the good-girl cliff
Torn and tattered from the shameful trip
Climbed my way out of that big, black hole
Nothin’ left but my tainted soul

Chorus
Going to my happy place
Gonna live like there’s no mistakes
Ditchin’ the diff’rence between right and wrong
Gonna go where I can sing my songs

Bridge
I had no choice
I found my voice
When I gave myself a chance
I fin’lly feel
I can fin’lly be real
I’m ready to wander a wider path

Verse Three
Leavin’ the lonely heartache behind
Changin’ my steps to see what I’ll find
Searchin’ for rhythms and rhymes of my own
Doubt I’ll ever make my way back home

Chorus
Going to my happy place
Gonna live like there’s no mistakes
Ditchin’ the diff’rence between right and wrong
Gonna go where I can sing my songs

“Happy Place”
Written and produced by Rebekah Gilbert & George Vinson (c)(p)2014
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Eric Bates, Bates Brothers Recording, Hueytown AL
Keyboards and programming by Charles Harnach
Vocals by Rebekah Gilbert
Guitars and other assorted noises by George Vinson

 

“Day 373”

Lyric fragment from a little over a year ago:

A new day dawns
The fog burns away
So much to hold
Too much to say
If its not goodbye
And not farewell
Will the vision hold?
Only time will tell

So many moments of glory
So many moments gone by
Colors fleeting and fading
‘Til the day bids goodbye

“A Sky Full of Blue”

A song for those with wounded spirits and forgotten dreams…

 

“A Sky Full of Blue”

Verse One
I don’t need any signs or wonders
I’m trying to keep from being torn asunder
Plenty of time to pray and ponder
God help me as I weep and wander

Chorus
Nothing left to believe
There’s a sky full of blue
And a head full of dreams

Verse Two
I’m dying from a wounded spirit
It doesn’t matter, my heart’s not in it
So many prayers, all unspoken
God help me ’cause I am so broken

Chorus
Nothing left to believe
There’s a sky full of blue
And a head full of dreams

Bridge
There’s nothing to say
Nothing left to do
I just can’t do it anymore

Verse Three
I don’t want a new revelation
Just a road with no destination
All these promises fade from view
The blue sky fades to a darker hue

Chorus
Nothing left to believe
There’s a sky full of stars
And forgotten dreams
Nothing left to believe
There’s a sky full of blue
And a head full of dreams