Fields and Flowers to You

by John & Lily

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John Shields and Lily Abner set out to create a more positive music, complete with simple melodies, a ukulele, and love. Made in the backyards and living rooms of our houses and on campus and by a creek. We had a lot of fun making this little thing!

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released January 22, 2018

All songs written and performed by John & Lily.

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Track Name: Beautiful Day
Are my eyes wide open?
Is this merely illusion?
Am I seeing straight?
It's such a beautiful day.
No more wars of distraction
No more obscene reactions
Just a simple breeze
Everyone's happy and

Oh there are no words
there are no words
there are no words

All the sick are now healthy
All the hungry now fed
Kindness in the air
and how the old are but young.
It's known love is the answer
Unchained we are from gender
The earth is more green than ever
Everyone's smiling and

Oh I see many women
I see many children
I see many people

(Dreamy Uke Solo)

Take me back to that place
Track Name: Little Truths
Say what's meant to be said out loud
Do it now
for the whole world to hear

You are here and you are now
anyhow
speak loudly and clear

Nobody knows all the answers
No time for fear and doubt so
Would you find a little truth and share it with me?

Would you find a little truth for me?
Track Name: New You
I can tell
what I seen
things I've done
wars I've won
the love I've given
and had returned
the lessons that I've learned

I can tell
right from wrong
and when I'm feelin'
like I belong
so when you tell me
that I can grow
I already know

I know you're there
behind the eyes I see that someone's close to you
I know you're in there
behind the eyes I see a new you

I can tell
just as well
as you do
that I'm a fool
but things that made me
so long ago
are only passing through

I can tell
or I can listen
I can learn to
open up these ears
so when you tell me
that I have grown
I'll already know

I know you're there
behind the eyes I see that someone's close to you
I know you're in there
behind the eyes I see a new you
Track Name: 246 Miles
(Lily: Waking up
Lipstick stained on my coffee cup
Little messes I never clean
Dust caked on the TV
When you're in town
my feet never touch the ground
I'm home)

(John: Photographs
I keep of us in my dorm room
I know I'm heading home soon
for you
Pack the car
turn the key and press the gas
I'm coming home)

2 Takes me back to you
4 This drive is such a bore
6 So we can fix the things that
Miles brought about us
(2x)

(Lily: Sweep the floor
pick up the pieces that weren't
there before... the clock is ticking
on and on
I wish that it'd go faster
I love it when we're home)

(John: Interstate
living in the fast lane
eyes fixed on the bumper
of the car in front of me
it would take a miracle
for him to go faster
help me get home)

2 Takes me back to you
4 This drive is such a bore
6 So we can fix the things that
Miles brought about us
(2x)

(John: Distance is travel)
(Lily: Distance is time)
(Both: put my arms around you,
and you're mine)

2 Takes me back to you
4 This drive is such a bore
6 So we can fix the things that
Miles brought about us
(6x - 2 times normal, then split)
Track Name: A Cloud Painted Sky
Every now and then I'd wake up with a fresh new start
seeing people as they are instead of works of art
the canvas may be stripped of paint
a dream strung out thin
but no imperfection masks the goodness from within
from within

Now I look into the mirror with a change of heart
seeing past the outer layer, every little part
I can see the freckles
patches of dry skin
but no imperfection masks the goodness from within
from within

I would like to fly
put the stars in someone else's sky
I would like to fly
put the stars in someone else's sky

I could meet a friend of mine halfway to the park
If you're sad and lonely a friend could be the start
we could tell good stories
Oh how we'd laugh and grin
and no imperfection masks the goodness from within
from within

I also have another friend, sweetest kid you'll meet
sometimes we can disagree but friendship can't be beat
people can be civil
respect is not a sin
no imperfection masks the goodness from within
from within

I would like to fly
put the stars in someone else's sky
I would like to fly
put the stars in someone else's sky

(outro)
Track Name: Won't Change A Thing (Demo 9/29/17)
We could be a million miles apart
but that don't change a thing, girl
I love you
You're mother nature's art
Oh my heart flutters when I'm around you
and you know it

I'd run or swim or
Drive or fly or crawl
You know it's true
'Cuz if I could be anything
I'd be everything for you

We could be runnin' from the law
but that don't change a thing, girl
I love you
Without a care at all
Oh my heart flutters when I'm around you
and you know it

I'd steal or lie or
Kill or die for
You know it's true
'Cuz if I could be anything
I'd be everything for you

(heavy metal guitar solo)

We will be wrinkly and old
but that won't change a thing, girl
I love you
and even when I'm bald
my heart will still flutter when I'm around you
and you'll know it

Arthritis will not
remove me from this love
You know it's true
'Cuz if I could be anything
I'd be everything for you
Track Name: The Holding Hands Song
Where have I grown?
Past the fields, trees, and flowers to you.
What have I known?
I cannot say but I know that I'm happiest with you.

Reach out your hand,
Open your mind,
You'll find it in due time
love of mine.

Oh I was blind
Until I crossed the threshold and
held your hand for the first time.
But now I've seen
the prettiest of mornings where
your eyes happen to wonder onto
me.

Reach out your hand,
Open your mind,
You'll find it in due time
love of mine.

All it takes to understand is two lone hands
entwined.
Take your hand into mine, love of mine.

Reach out your hand,
Open your mind,
You'll find it in due time
love of mine.

(Cue whistling outro bit)