Glass Display

by Grant Adams

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1.
Verse 1: I left my heart in the snow ‘cause I didn’t know If I’d ever need it again But when winter ‘came spring, you found that old thing And mistakenly thought it was a gem So you took it inside, and hung it by the fire There was something you saw, as it began to thaw What a treasure you thought you had found A piece of junk when I left it on the ground See you didn’t know that the valves wouldn’t close And the tenderness was low as far as tenderness goes And it wouldn’t pump blood, the tubing was full of crud Its capacity to love was shot Chorus: But you loved it anyway And you love it still today What were you thinking when you picked it up And thought it could be saved Verse 2: When I saw the lost and found ad you posted throughout town I didn’t recognize the description Stared at the paper on the pole and felt sorry for the soul Missing such a lovely organ So I called the contact number to see if I could help And your voice was sweet as candy and soft as felt You said, “Meet me at the diner at nine, I’ll bring the heart along to show it’s genuine” And when you showed it to me I couldn’t believe the repairs You’d performed on the chambers with skill and care The stitching unflawed, the plumbing unclogged Fully capable of love And my reply, was one of disbelief Why would you, put yourself through all that grief For a broken heart Chorus Verse 3: Then it clicked in my brain, I’d been heartless for months I hadn’t laughed or cried, no not even once Then I realized the heart you were holding was mine Oh-oh it was mine Chorus
2.
Herd 04:40
If I should ever think to wander away Please do not count me as a stray For you know my weakness and that to which I’m prone So if I try to leave the fold in order to roam Just call out my name It will only take one word For me to recognize the loving master of my herd If danger should ever come to frighten me Please be the protector of this helpless sheep For I have seen you wrestle off the lion and the bear And heard how you’ve watched over me while I’ve slept unaware And if I call out your name It will only take one word For you to come running, oh loving master of my herd And if I call out your name It will only take one word For you to rescue me, oh loving master of my herd Just call out my name It will only take one word For me to recognize the loving master of my herd
3.
Hey Richard 04:42
Hey Richard There isn’t much that I can do About your situation But I heard every little bit helps, so that’s what I’ll give to you And, yeah, your appreciation Is the most heart-felt thing I have ever seen It’s the most heart-felt thing I have ever seen The way you break down when it touches you Your empty eyes start tearing blue When a single tear touches your face it starts to shake Your body’s worn so thin, your soul radiates And you told me all about the bomb That hit one hundred miles away And how it somehow hit so close Because of the look on one child’s face It’s the type of sensitivity that can’t be found In this modern, fogged-up age I’m glad a heart so delicately crafted Sits within your glass display The way you break down when it touches you Your empty eyes start tearing blue When a single tear touches your face it starts to shake Your body’s worn so thin, your soul radiates
4.
Lord All I ask Is to be on the janitorial staff In the hall where your orchestra plays I’d scrape the gum off the bottom of the seats With a joy in my heart on my hands and knees Just to prepare the venue for your praise I know how glorious it is the sound you make Just to contribute I’d take the lowest rank But you’re not asking just for help with preparation You’re calling me to play And you’re giving out lessons And you composed the tune You are the great conductor You’re notes always ring out as truth And even if you only give me a kazoo Oh, Lord, I’ll play my heart out for you Lord All I ask Is to be worthy to unfastern your sandal strap On the feet you've been walking on all day I'd wipe the dirt away from every leather crease With a joy in my heart on my hands and knees Just to have a means for my affection to display I know the joy it is to follow in your way I'd trace your footsteps through the desert clay But you're not leading me out into isolation You're walking beside me And you're carrying the baggage And you're setting the pace You are my inspiration You're why I run this race And even as the soles are wearing out in these shoes Oh, Lord, I'll run my heart out for you And even as the soles are wearing out in these shoes Oh, Lord, I'll run my heart out for you
5.
Riddle 04:02
I've got a riddle in my pocket you can't understand I take it most every day It lifts up my eyes when I cannot stand It makes me feel ok In the nick of time I pull out my poison To cloud out the problems of the day It clears out my head, gives me peace of mind It makes me feel ok I'll go all the way to the bottom Of the bottle I hold in my hand It helps me remember old friends I'd forgotten It takes me to that land Where all of the stories I hold in my head They come to me all at once And of all the things that make me feel better Darling, you can count yourself as one
6.
Beccy O 05:27
Beccy O now Beccy A I find you today The most beautiful woman that I know We will stay together through the good and through the bad The weather it will do what it may do But you will never see the end Oh Beccy, my best friend, of the love I pledge today to you There’ll be times when we’re on top of the world With smiles on our faces Filled with God’s graces Our shoes tied together with the laces of love And there’ll be times when things don’t go as we planned When our skin requires stitches Our cars end up in ditches Our voices shake and sputter, miss the pitches of our song But smile or frown Should you stand or fall down As your skin collects wrinkles And dust gathers on your wedding gown I’ll sing to you Beccy O now Beccy A I find you today The most beautiful woman that I know We will stay together through the good and through the bad The weather it will do what it may do But you will never see the end Oh Beccy, my best friend, of the love I pledge today to you You know we’re going to have a lot of fun In our new home together Will laugh will dance with tender hearts Open to sharing each new joy that we will find And, you know, we’re both bound to cry And sadness unavoidable But I look forward to the ways I can Console the every tear that should fall from your eye But smile or frown Should you stand or fall down As your skin collects wrinkles And dust gathers on your wedding gown I’ll sing to you Beccy O now Beccy A I find you today The most beautiful woman that I know We will stay together through the good and through the bad The weather it will do what it may do But you will never see the end Oh Beccy, my best friend, of the love I pledge today to you You will never see the end Oh Beccy, my best friend, of the love I pledge today to you

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The debut EP by this Minneapolis songwriter explores the complexity of love with quirky, yet heartfelt lyrics in the form of delicate folk arrangements and playful electric pop songs.

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released May 15, 2010

All songs written by Grant Adams
www.GrantAdamsMusic.com
GrantAdamsMusic@gmail.com

Recorded and Produced by Jeremy Erickson and Grant Adams
at JE’s Studio Downstairs Bloomington, MN
www.JeremyErickson.com

Mastered by Brad Johnson
www.bradjohnsonproductions.com

Design and Illustration by Anthony Schaefer
www.SchaeferDesignCo.com

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