Long Long Journey

by Deb Montgomery

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Life will undo you and put you back together over and over again if you stay open to your own journey - Its hard to stay vulnerable in a changing and often scary world. This album will invite you to do both.

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released May 1, 2017

Producted by Floyd Reitsma
Artwork Kelly Bagshaw
Stumptown Printers Portland

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Deb Montgomery Seattle, Washington

Deb Montgomery's art, much like her life, welds together what the world like to separate. Her lyrics are spools of vulnerability and grit, her voice is an unwavering paradox of grief and joy. Mark Stewart (who has shared stages with Paul SImon, Paul McCartney, and Bob Dylan) puts it this way, "Deb Montgomery makes you want to hear every word she has to say." ... more

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Track Name: Long Long Journey
full moon tonight
up and down and out of sight
sun goes down, here comes the night
sun goes down, I’ll be alright

I know that , it’s a long long journey
keeps us up through these nights
keeps us circling the center
round round, I’m coming down

pierce me, pierce you
let your love cut me through
you know I need what is true
you know how much I need you

They say it’s been long long journey
keeps us up through these nights
keeps us circling the center
round round I’m coming down

river roll over me
roll me out to your sea
you know I need to be free
you know I need you in me

I know that its been a long long journey
keeps us up through these nights
keeps us circling the center
round round I’m coming down
Track Name: Fear
I am just a stray dog, we are not a few
If it’s lies you’re swallowing, then life is hard to chew
Sometimes it’s just the sound of your voice that I need, but sometimes it’s the words you say
they mean gold to these feet
It don’t matter where I put my fear
When I’m really pushed it reappears
It’s gonna take some love to break this night
And fill the sky above with some light
I wake up in the morning, my body weighs a ton, and I walk into the kitchen where
my dreams come undone
Remembering the scene where we’re floating on the lake
Well, everyone’s got inner-tubes, ain’t life a piece of cake? No!
It don’t matter where I put my fear…
Are you really good for me? Am I good for myself?
Don’t seem to far from nowhere when your dreams lay on a shelf
I run from these tornadoes, does the fear show on my face?
When the light of day comes knocking, better hope she brings some grace!
It don’t matter where I put my fear, when I’m really pushed it reappears, it’s gonna take some
Love to break this night and fill the sky above with some light.
Track Name: Hail to Helpless Things
Hail to Helpless Things
Hail to the King of Kings
God's a big surprise
He kissed me with your eyes

Hail to Falling Birds
Failing falling words
God is a big surprise
you see it in their eyes

I'm falling
down the same old thing again
And I'm sinking
even though I know how to swim
In the time it takes to find
the things you've left behind

Hail to broken jars
Ugly stupid scars
God is a big surprise
How'd you get so wise?

I'm falling
down the same old thing again
And I'm sinking
even though I know how to swim
In the time it takes to find
the things you've left behind

Hail to sinking ships
the wind is in her hips
God is a big surprise
He'll kiss you with my eyes

I'm falling
down the same old thing again
And I'm sinking
even though I know how to swim
In the time it takes to find
the things you've left behind
Track Name: Love is Calling
Given a hundred fields yet to plow
Given a hundred roads yet to clear
Given a hundred mountains yet to climb
It takes some time
And time is blind

But love is calling out your name
Life will never feel the same
Once your’e free
There’s a thousand ways to try
But your wings were meant to fly
And take you home

Given a hundred seas yet to sail
Given a hundred rivers yet to cross
Given a hundred bridges yet to build

But love is calling out your name
Life will never feel the same
Once your’e free
There’s a thousand ways to try
But your wings were meant to fly
And take you home

You might be wandering
Might be scared
Might feel alone
You might be wondering if you’ve
Been forsaken
Or forgotten, NO!

But love is calling out your name
Life will never feel the same
Once your’e free
There’s a thousand ways to try
But your wings were meant to fly
And take you home

But love is calling out your name
Life will never feel the same
Once your’e free
There’s a thousand ways to try
But your wings were meant to fly
And take you home
Track Name: We Run
We run
We run
Away from the Sun
They say you don’t need a savior
But I say I need one

We run
We run
Away from Sun
They say you don’t need a savior
But I say I need one

Like trees to the woods
Like mountains to the range
Well it’s all very strange ya know

So we run
We run
Away from the sun
They say you don’t need a savior
But I say I need one
God knows I need one
Track Name: Awake
The bullies in this town they come around
And break your body down
The bullies in your head they come to bed
Use words instead
And break your spirit down

And I wanna stay awake with you
And I wanna stay awake with you

The rich man gets his way he gets his say
He gets his day
Always got a card to play
The sea’s a place to be
She loves to see the things she sees
But she’s not free

And I wanna stay awake with you
And I wanna stay awake with you

The creatures in this town don’t stand a chance
They’re turned around
Their homes dug up in the ground
The little birds that fly
They love to love they love to try
But you take up all their sky

And I wanna stay awake with you
And I wanna stay awake with you
Track Name: Love Rocks You
I’d like to walk with you and
I’d like to talk with you
But these things we do
We need to see through

I’d like to hold you now
I don’t mean to fold us down
But we need to reveal
The things that we feel

When Love rocks you
Love rocks you
Like a baby
Like an earthquake
Like the sound of this strum
Like the beat of a drum
Going down down down

Life has a way of unraveling the fables
Love has a way of turning the tables
There will be true love
But right now, where is love?
There will be springtime
But right now
It ain’t you and me

When love rocks you….

Winter at sundown
It’s a hard time for dreamers
Today we don’t know
What tomorrow will show
Walking on water
I feel my heart shaking
Walking on thin ice
I feel the earth
Shaking again

When love rocks you
Love rocks you
Like a baby
Like an earthquake
Like the sound of a strum
Like the beat of a drum
Going down down down
Track Name: Little Ship
Give me a sign
Give me some way to tell him that
It’s not too late for love
And everything like that

Give us some time
Give us the grace to find a rhyme
Give us the space to find a
Place where we will love
And turn back time

This little ship
Sinking seems to be
We’ve tried so hard Lord
But she’s taking on the Sea
Help us see

Will you come in?
You’ll find the place that’s
Taking water in
And then we will be able
To be free and
Sail the sea
Track Name: From the Sky
No one ever tells you
That Jesus drove a chevy
They will tell you
That he drove a limo
To carry what was heavy
What a crock!
What a mocking of the real birds
That fly

But all your rivers
We run beneath the sun
And when I’m on my knees
I feel my life undone
When your Spirit fills
I can walk the hill
When your waters fill
My heart stills

Hallelujah, See the drowning birds fly
Hallelujah, How did you see me from the sky?

No one ever tells you
That the angels are not dressed in white
They wear their oil stained feathers and
They’re in the back
Beholding what is real
What is theirs
When they can feel

But all your rivers
We run beneath the sun
And when I’m on my knees
I feel my life undone
When your Spirit fills
I can walk the hill
When your waters fill
My heart stills

Hallelujah, See the drowning birds fly
Hallelujah, How did you see me from the sky?
Hallelujah, So glad you seen me from the sky…..
Track Name: Fly Free
I wanna fly free but I’m scared what I’ll see
I wanna fly free but I’m scared what I’ll see
I wanna fly high but I’m still scared to die
I wanna fly high but I’m still scared to die

I want you to love me but where will I be
I want you to love me but where will I be
I want you to love me but will I be free?
I want you to love me but will I be free?

For once in my life
I want to fly free again
I want to fly free again
Help me

Come make your home with me
I want to be free
Come make your home with me
I want to be free
Come make your home with me
I wanna be free
Come make your home with me
Come make me see!
Track Name: I Believed
Take my life, my only life, my only life
Fill me with a water fall, an ocean’s full a songbird’s song
Born to love the little ones, the broken birds, the hungry hearts
I’m so hungry, I could die. A hungry heart, you hear its cry.

I believed a long time
And I’veI received a long time.

If I listen, you will sing your songs for me and set me free
In the morning, I’m afraid, you send me birds you send birds!
Blue, he tells me everything, his message in my heart I’ll sing
Steady now, you hold my hand in a barren land, I am I am!

Everyday I say a prayer, I feel the tear, it’s you I wear.
Sing for me a courage song, you broken boy, it’s taking long.
When will we be there, we will be where we’re going, where we are.
Up from deserts water flows, a flower grows, it even snows!
Track Name: Sun Goes Up
Sun goes up in the sky in the daytime
Sun goes down at the end of the day
Moon goes across the sky in the nighttime
Moon, gone, hides at the end of the night

And I laugh
Cause I know
That the sun raiser
has raised me
And I laugh
Cause I know
That the moon finder
Has found me and you
Doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo
Track Name: Emily
The River took Emily
It took me down too
I was just hoping
that something was new
You burn like a fire
You yearn for the sun
You turn like a river
and thats how you run

Danny was following
lugging his load
and you were home praying
that he would not fold
I was just hoping that nothing would die
Were all gonna dance
but were still trying to hide

Wandering stumbling fumbling fools
Green and blue nothing
until your love rules
Well dance with the angels
Your brother will too
Well praise like children
with nothing better to do

Some would say Jesus
is waiting up there
But I would say Jesus
is sitting right here
Raising a glass
for a hard days work done
And toasting us all
for the way that loves one
Track Name: While I Waited
I’m waiting in between what is seen
What is coming, what is here and what has been
I’m waiting in between what is done,
what is finished, what is here and yet to come

But while I waited down here for more
You were coming in quietly backdoor
You did not come in like a fire, like a storm or like a shark
You were just standing by a lamppost like an angel in the dark

I’m waiting in between what I fear, what I long for what I love and what is here
I’m waiting in between what I lost, what I hoped for what I took and what it cost

I’m waiting for this heart to change
For a bigger wind to blow and rearrange

But while I waited down here for more
You were coming in quietly backdoor
You did not come in like a fire, like a storm or like a shark
You were just standing by a lamppost, an angel in the dark
You were the empty handed waiting for a word or for a score
You were a million stricken voices lying naked on the floor
Track Name: Half Of
I am half the daughter half the son
Half a woman half a ton
Half way on my way to being sane
I am half as smart as he is
I have half the heart that she does
I am half and half of really being free

And I wonder where you go
When there’s only half the whole
And I wonder what’s become
Of being free

I am half the dreams you dreamed of
I am half of what I seemed
I am half the child you just will not see
I am half of being separate
I am half of being with you
I am half as gentle
As the words you say

And I wonder where you go
When there’s only half the whole
And I wonder what’s become of
Being free
And I wonder where we’ll go
When we can’t play in the snow
And I wonder how we’ll sail
Without a sea

I am have the voice I have
I am half the choice you gave me
I am half of what it means to save a tree
I am half foot in the water
I am half afraid of drowning
I am half and half
Of really being free

And I wonder where you go
When there’s only half the whole
And I wonder what ‘s become of being free
And I wonder where we’ll go
When we can’t play in the snow
And I wonder how we’ll sail
Without a sea
Track Name: Ask For Angels
I am just here, know less than I knew, have faith where I don’t belong
see the body hanging from a tree
some crazy love got a hold on me

I ask for angels to walk me home
When I turn corners and feel so all alone
Now I lay me down, some peace around

All the wars, all the rage, all the cries and every stain

I ask for angels to walk me home when I turn corners and feel so all alone, this is the place the time when your touch rhymes

No I don’t know, I just believe
you ask me if it’s real or not, but at the end of the day, I just receive.

I ask for angels to walk me home when I turn corners and find myself alone. This is the time, the place, when I seek your face.