Old Forests

by National Park Radio

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Brett Gregory
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Brett Gregory This song (Mighty Mountains) came up on one of my Spotify playlists while I was at work and I had to stop and listen to this one a couple times through. So good, Great song! Favorite track: Mighty Mountains.
Jason Bartlett
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Jason Bartlett Great album, excellent musicianship and lyrics. At first I was listening while doing work, and then I caught the lyrics to "Blood" and was completely transfixed. I had to relisten to the entire album while paying close attention, and then immediately purchased it. Favorite track: Blood.
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carbon_coded Pure Awesome. Great to listen to while driving or hiking. Favorite track: Fame And Misfortune.
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1.
Well I was only seventeen I found myself caught in between What you could say was life and fantasy That crooked road seemed all too steep It stretched beyond what I could see And left a thousand fallen in its path But at last I saw the future Every moment that could be Oh I found that life was waiting there for me I knew that I could get there someday Had to try and find my own way No one else could tell me what to do But like so many there before me Failure wrote another story Left behind a humbled broken soul But at last I saw the future Every moment that could be Oh I found that life was waiting there for me Only for a moment I'd forgotten why we came Not unlike my father mighty mountains call my name Oh the explanations and excuses we could find But unlike my father those mighty mountains I will climb I will run Through the valley below Let's get drunk From the river it holds As the sun Leads the way And the light begins to fade Only now I remember why we came It's strength we find when we are weak It's faith that moves the tallest peak And love that lasts for long after we're gone But few can truly know the cost And all who wander are not lost For love will lead the tired and troubled home 'Cause at last I see the future Every moment that can be And I've found that life is waiting here for me I will run Through the valley below Let's get drunk From the river it holds As the sun Leads the way And the light begins to fade Only now I remember why we came
2.
Oh My Heart 05:32
Thought I was going places That I could only dream of Saw the look on their faces As they listened to my song Oh my heart was as pure as gold Never knew I could be so bold And I begged for your trust Promised I would never fold Swore that I would never let you Fall into that hole But it is I who has fallen it seems And the dirt's filling in over me And I don't know... When I'm coming home This flesh and bone Can't make it on its own All I need is a moment But the world won't stop turnin' I'd give up in a second But the fire keeps on burnin' Oh my heart it can't take much more Is it worth what I'm fighting for? And I don't know... When I'm coming home This flesh and bone Can't make it on its own Oh I don't know... If I'm ever coming home This flesh and bone Can't make it on its own Oh my heart, my beating heart Can you hold on for a moment Oh my heart, my beating heart Keeps me coming back to you They say home is where the heart is But my heart is with you And my fear has gone to ashes In a fire that's burnin' true And I don't know... When I'm coming home This flesh and bone Can't make it on its own
3.
Old Forests 05:32
My hands are bloody They can’t be forgiven Alone and I’m destined to roam My shoes are muddy, A long walk from heaven I'm tired and I’m restless for home I’ll clear a place for you, Deep in old forests Forever beside me you’ll lay Eternity waits for you, Secrets before us We're crossing the river to stay If I roam in my life Then I'll roam in my death Old men go like a fire Couldn't get no rest In the night they roam Singing songs of desperation No one knows If they'll ever find their home As the cold winds blow I can hear the voices calling Let me go Let the water take my soul Over the mountain I'll follow the spirit To places that we've never seen Where time has forgotten To keep true it’s promise With everything that's ever been There I will wait for you Deep in the wilderness Lost like the stories of old Out there among them I'll wander the wastes with No way to get out of the cold If I roam in my life Then I'll roam in my death Old men go like a fire Couldn't get no rest In the night they roam Singing songs of desperation No one knows If they'll ever find their home As the cold winds blow I can hear the voices calling Let me go Let the water take my soul
4.
See everything You can see To find your way you must be free Go find your love And keep it near Don’t get caught up in doubt and fear Oh, oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh I keep comin' home But never stay ‘Cause California calls my name With you, and no one else I’d rather share That Colorado mountain air Oh, oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh And we wonder how the West was won As we march into the setting sun Casting shadows long as these great plains We won’t stop until we’ve found our way Some, in this life May never know Or understand the need to go Back once again On the road This child inside will not grow old Oh, oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh And we wonder how the West was won As we march into the setting sun Casting shadows long as these great plains We won’t stop until we’ve found our way Can’t you see what’s inside of me? All I ask is that you believe Be brave and true, take every step with love And we’ll live on in the hearts of those to come And we wonder how the West was won As we march into the setting sun Casting shadows long as these great plains We won’t stop until we’ve found our way
5.
Blood 04:04
Come this time tomorrow There'll be blood upon my hands Judge prepare the gallows Lord I have come to meet my end When I come to find you Oh the blood it will flow Like a river carve through All the mud and all the stone Oh I could dance 'Round the flames 'Round the ash Of the fire where your body was burned Lord can't you see Through the smoke Through the trees Through the heart of the one that you chose ...With your blood Keep that fire a burnin' And the blood keep it warm You've had this time a comin' Since the day that you were born Oh I could dance 'Round the flames 'Round the ash Of the fire where your body was burned Lord can't you see Through the smoke Through the trees Through the heart of the one that you chose ...With your blood Don't know if you can see me Through all the blood in your eyes But you should know soon you can find me In the sweet bye and bye Oh I could dance 'Round the flames 'Round the ash Of the fire where your body was burned Lord can't you see Through the smoke Through the trees Through the heart of the one that you chose ...With your blood
6.
Meant To Be 05:08
I know life is somewhat predictable We go home and walk right back out the door When you call me I will never say hello Late night driving wishing we were home Petty fighting pretending that we know Every word that the other one is gonna say Now you go up when I come down Like hot and cold we spin around A perfect match it’s plain to see Never caring about the time of day What you’re wearing dancing in the rain When I saw you I knew something had to change In the front seat of your mother’s car We talked all night underneath the stars When I woke up all I could think about was you Now you go up when I come down Like hot and cold we spin around A perfect match it’s plain to see I want to run away with you Forget the past try something new This time we’ll leave no stone unturned Now you go up when I come down Like hot and cold we spin around A perfect match it’s plain to see Oh, Oh, Oh.... Now you go up when I come down Like hot and cold we spin around A perfect match it’s plain to see I want to run away with you Forget the past try something new This time we’ll leave no stone unturned Let’s pack our bags get out of town Show everyone what we have found That life can be most anything In the park at two o-clock am Sitting on the park bench hand in hand No one knows that you and I were meant to be
7.
The fire it burns, the world it does turn The way it always has And mothers still cry when fathers they die Oh no, it don't change My love for you will always be the same The way I feel about you still remains The self-righteous fight over someone else's life And they way they choose to love The violence it grows and the world it does know Just where it's coming from And everyone believes they're in the know That cell between our ears won't let us go 'Cause everyone's a fake Don't think before they say "The difference is I'm right and you are wrong" I know that you believe But your truth is not for me The battle rages on but no one's home We take all we can from the sea and the land Without a thought of consequence The forests disappear, still we refuse to hear Hear the cries of the earth And everything we got we don't deserve I think we overestimate our worth 'Cause everyone's a fake Don't think before they say "The difference is I'm right and you are wrong" I know that you believe But your truth is not for me The battle rages on but no one's home Someday we'll see that it doesn't have to be The way it always has
8.
If the rain is fallin' It makes me think of you And when the birds are callin' It reminds me too But any moment now Lord knows I'll be gone away Oh please remember how Our hearts still beat the same And I was young when I first saw you We held hands and I was scared But now the only fear I go through Is living life without you there If the rain is fallin' It makes me think of you And when the birds are callin' It reminds me too But any moment now Lord knows I'll be gone away Oh please remember how Our hearts still beat the same We were young when we first had her She would cry and we were scared But now the only fear We go through Is livin' life without her there If the rain is fallin' It makes me think of you And when the birds are callin' It reminds me too But any moment now Lord knows I'll be gone away Oh please remember how Our hearts still beat the same And though the years have tired and worn us We hold hands and I can't hide That now the only thing I truly need Is just to have you by my side If the rain is fallin' It makes me think of you And when the birds are callin' It reminds me too But any moment now Lord knows I'll be gone away Oh please remember how Our hearts still beat the same
9.
December 04:28
Sometimes I get cold But I love the winter snow Oh December couldn't come soon enough All the songs that we share And the crisp December air Love is always bound to be there for us The lights strung up and down All the houses in the town Bring a feeling that I just can't deny It's the common ground we seek Even though we're all unique Like each snowflake as it falls from the sky It's a beautiful time To Leave our differences behind With the moonlight on the snow I see for miles Some are sitting by the fire But I have just one desire To be underneath the stars with you tonight If you'd give a helping hand Try your best to understand There's a winter in most all of our lives We could know that sometime soon That old sun will shine on through Take away the fear the endless cloudy skies It's a beautiful time To Leave our differences behind With the moonlight on the snow I see for miles Some are sitting by the fire But I have just one desire To be underneath the stars with you tonight Life wouldn't be so hard If we knew hope wasn't far That there's someone there to catch us when we fall Today I'll be the sun I will light up everyone As your darkness soon will turn into your dawn It's a beautiful time To Leave our differences behind With the moonlight on the snow I see for miles Some are sitting by the fire But I have just one desire To be underneath the stars with you tonight
10.
This feeling inside me Is reaching it’s peak But fame and misfortune Is not what I seek All that I want All that I’m thinking of To live and live free With the ones that I love This passion abounds me As hope will arise The struggles they come With the tears in our eyes And sometimes this path Seems to lead us astray But something inside me knows We’ll find a way So, what do you say? Should we go or should we stay? It don't matter what we run into I feel stronger when I am with you And forever beside you I'll stand Just as long as you're holding my hand Come rain or come thunder Just keep hope alive The storm it will break And the dawn will arrive And nothing can shake us No we'll never fall When you're by my side All my troubles seem small So, what do you say? Should we go or should we stay? It don't matter what we run into I feel stronger when I am with you And forever beside you I'll stand Just as long as you're holding my hand
11.
Go 05:00
As I lay down and I close my eyes, I find my home Dream about all the good advice, I could have known A father who told the tales of old, and how to live How sufferin' is worth more than gold, just like the love that we give When it calls my name Then I'll know where I went wrong If it's all the same Just do your best to carry on So you should go, do what you love Do everything, you're dreaming of And as you grow, make life your own Try to forget, what you've been told So tell me now what should I believe? Where should I go? When sufferin' Is all I can see, and all I know And all around dreams are left to die, the fire grows cold Afraid to fall and afraid to try, their lives on hold When it calls my name Then I'll know where I went wrong If it's all the same Do your best to carry on So you should go, do what you love Do everything, you're dreaming of And as you grow, make life your own Try to forget, what you've been told Ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah.... When it calls my name Then I'll know where I went wrong If it's all the same Do your best to carry on So you should go, do what you love Do everything, you're dreaming of And as you grow, make life your own Try to forget, what you've been told

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Our second full-length record - A stripped down, self-produced album that reflects our journey over the past couple of years...

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released May 30, 2017

Stefan Szabo - Vocals/Guitar/Percussion
Kerrie Szabo - Vocals/Percussion
Heath Shatswell - Banjo/Vocals
Mike Womack - Bass/Vocals

Guest: Dylan Hawf - Fiddle

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National Park Radio Arkansas

National Park Radio is a modern-folk/Americana band from the Ozarks, echoing fresh but familiar sounds of The Avett Brothers and The Lumineers.
Releasing a self-produced EP in early 2013, 2016 brought their debut full-length album "The Great Divide".
n early 2017, they started work on a new full-length album, "Old Forests", which released worldwide on May 30th, 2017.
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