THE GREEN LAKE ALBUM (2014)

by Bob Westfall Moonlight Poet

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about

The Green Lake Album is the album that most truly reflects who I am and how I feel about life, family, friends, nature, spirituality, and my favorite place in the whole world - Green Lake.

The album consists of 14 original songs inspired by what is mentioned above, as well as memories, beauty, joy, happiness, positivity, passion, tranquility, peacefulness, etc. There's a song that I wrote for my mom on Mother's Day - called The Love Of A Mother. There's a song written for my dad called A Father's Heart. There's a song about the nights we used to spend picking and singing our hearts out at The Little Horse Lodge with the lovely Ellie as our hostess. There's a song about old friends and the people who have helped make me who I am. And there are plenty more songs with meaningful topics and messages. I recommend putting it on your stereo, sitting back, and taking in the beauty when you have nothing else to do but just Be (preferably with a drink in one hand and some bojingles in the other).

As with all of my albums, this one was recorded and mixed by myself in a less than professional setting. This specific album was made in my grandmother's tiny bedroom in her old house in Burnaby, BC. Therefore, my albums have a homegrown and homemade sound, and some people may say a less than professional quality. I understand, but it's alright with me. With each album I make, I get better at the mixing process. So I will continue to improve as time goes on. (But hey, don't get me wrong - If you're an award winning producer and you say you want to take care of the recording and mixing process for my art, give me a call and let's pull a cork and hit some lairbs !!!)

Overall, The Green Lake Album is a fine work of art that will age gracefully (hopefully not in the bargain bin of a second hand shop in East Vancouver). I recommend checking out the many music videos that I've produced for songs on this album and others. You can see them here on the website:
www.moonlightpoetmusic.com

and on the YouTube channel:
www.youtube.com/user/westfallmusic

Enjoy the tunes, and I thank you for listening!
- Bob Westfall Moonlight Poet

Moonlight Poet Music Company

credits

released July 1, 2014

Musical friends who contributed to the recording of this albums are as follows: Sue Baines, Andrea Cave, Steve Cottrill, Marco Del Rio, Jim Ferguson, Alex Hauka, Julie Lytle, Braden Ma, Andrea Matchullis, Dan Stewart, Brandon Williams, and Sophia Xiang.
The album was mastered by Neil Lambertsen.

(c) Moonlight Poet Music Company. 2018

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Track Name: Smile While The Sun Shines
SMILE WHILE THE SUN SHINES
Smile while the sun shines
Tomorrow may rain
Love while the heart sings
While it knows no pain
Life is a dream, a finite aside
Someday it will be a flash
Before our eyes
So,
Smile while the sun shines
Tomorrow may rain
Love while the heart sings
While it knows no pain
Seeking beauty, seeking truth
Finding wisdom in the innocence of youth

Smile while the sun shines
Tomorrow may rain
Love while the heart sings
While it knows no pain

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music.
Track Name: Moment
MOMENT
A gentle wind is blowin' in off the water
The sun's coming up above the mountain
I just got everything I've always wanted
And boy, let me tell ya, it's a great day to be alive.

There's no better place to be than up in the country
Where the bright city lights don't hide the stars
Nothing makes me happier than a midnight fire on Jack's beach
Remember when those northern lights were dancin'

Green Lake in the summertime is amazing
I die and go to heaven every morning
It's a feeling to which no words can do justice
It's everything good and pure if you let it be

I sit among the trees and sing my songs
Letting the wind carry them across the sky
I wish I could stay right here forever
But every moment is a moment out of my control.

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music.
Track Name: Love Will Live Forever
LOVE WILL LIVE FOREVER
Ain't gonna live forever
May not live long
So I'm gonna make the most of my life
Before I'm gone
I've going to open my eyes wide
To the beauty around me
Feel a natural mystic inside
Let love surround me

All I'm gonna do is smile
Does no good to frown
I'm gonna spread happy feelings
Inspiration all around
Pass it on to a neighbor
Pass it on to a friend
Pass it on as a favor
Let it grow, and then

Love will live forever
Love will live long
Carried by children
As through their lives they travel on.

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music
Track Name: Feel Your Spirit Shine
FEEL YOUR SPIRIT SHINE
Leave the city and drive
Leave the city behind.

Hit the road and don't look back
Hit the road and leave no track.

Find your way up to the country
Where the air smells sweet as honey.

Get a little dust on your boots
Get a little dust on your ramblin' boots
When you're digging up your ramblin' roots.

Feel your spirit shine
With stillness of heart and peace of mind.

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music.
Track Name: Little Horse Nights
LITTLE HORSE NIGHTS
I remember the Little Horse Nights
Singing Good Hearted Woman with Jack
Sean, Rick, and Mile Boe
Drinking in the back

Old Frank, he left us too soon
God rest his soul
He sure could play that bass guitar
He had a heart of gold

Sweet Ellie and her German smile
Packed up and moved away
She's lovely and bright as a flower in spring
I'll see her again someday

Those good ol' Little Horse nights
Friends and family 'round the table
Harmonizing in time with the rhymes
Of ragged angels

I remember Little Horse nights
Under a blanket of stars
Heaven could hear the sound of
Chicken pickin' guitars

Of course, I wanna thank my parents
For driving so many miles
Thank you for the memories
And all the smiles

Little Horse, Little Horse
I see it all so clear
Little Horse, Little Horse
Memories I hold so dear.

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music.
Track Name: Everything Worth While Begins With A Dream
EVERYTHING WORTH WHILE BEGINS WITH A DREAM
Where the mountains meet the sky
We'll spread our wings and fly
Up, up, and away
We won't even say goodbye
We'll just leave the world behind
Feel nothing but fine
See you on the other side
When you realize it's time
To get back to the old days
Silver and gold days
To the time when freedom was real
Back to the old days
Silver and gold days
When Mother Nature was there for you to feel.

Where the ego disappears
You will find us here
Kickin' back with a bowl of green
And a six pack of beer
Our pockets will be empty and our
Thoughts will be clear
Our sound will be sacred and our
Silence sincere
Back to the old days
Silver and gold days
To the place where wild flowers bloom
Back to the old days
Silver and gold days
Into a beautiful sky of blue

Everything worth while begins with a dream, my friend
Everything worth while begins with a dream.

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music.
Track Name: The Boy With The Stars In His Eyes
BOY WITH THE STARS IN HIS EYES
See the boy with the stars in his eyes
Over-joyed, gazing far into the sky
Nature's child
Dreaming of deep blue oceans
He's in love with that sweet breeze blowing
Spirit's wild
Smile child, your heart is full of light
The future's yours and it's oh so bright
Climb upon a rainbow, kiss the golden sun
Paradise, the state of mind to keep the spirit young
And oh, what a joy it is to be young.

Follow your heart, keep on dreaming
Always start with believing
Dreams come true
Facing the far, wide open sky
Don't let the stars fall from your eyes
Let them be a part of you
Smile child, your heart is full of light
The future's yours and it's oh so bright
Climb upon a rainbow, kiss the golden sun
Paradise, the state of mind to keep the spirit young
And oh, what a joy it is to be young.

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music.
Track Name: The Heart Of A Child In You
THE HEART OF A CHILD IN YOU
Well, friend, you know
Days used to move slow
We were kids who couldn't wait to grow
But now we're growing old
Used to want to be Jesse James
Clint Eastwood, the man with no name
An outlaw on the trail to wealth and fame
Riding through the desert on a horse with a jet black mane

The heart of a child is pure and true
In his dreams there's nothing he can't do
He's a bird in the sky, he's the man on the moon
He's a cloud floating by on a sunny afternoon
Sometimes the world will bring you down
Friend, don't let it steal your crown
You'll always have the heart of a child in you.

Here we sit wondering why
Time flies as it goes by
See the age in our eyes
Let's drink a toast to the good times

The heart of a child is pure and true
In his dreams there's nothing he can't do
He's a bird in the sky, he's the man on the moon
He's a cloud floating by on a sunny afternoon
Sometimes the world will bring you down
Friend, don't let it steal your crown
You'll always have the heart of a child in you.

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music.
Track Name: A Father's Heart
A FATHER'S HEART
A father's heart is strong
A father's heart is true
In times of uncertainty
It knows just what to do

A father's heart radiates
Love upon his son
His child's heart is humbled
To be the lucky one

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music.
Track Name: The Love Of A Mother
THE LOVE OF A MOTHER
The love of a mother is the strongest love of all
It stands firm as a mountain, will never crumble or fall
It weighs more than silver, more than lead, more than steel
It's worth more than gold and I swear it's twice as pure
The love of a mother brings the birth of a world
The joy and the pain that endlessly unfurls
When the weight of the world starts taking its toll
She is there to care and to lighten the load
And all I want to say to you, dear mother, is
I love you.

A mountain might get lonely and an angel's tear might fall
The roses all wilt when Cinderella must miss the ball
The years keep on coming and the skin ain't quite as soft
Oh, dear mother, life is such a cost
Oh mother, if you believe in the Lord
Home ain't where you've been. It's where you're sure to go
When your soul is safe in Heaven high above
With amazing grace you will fly with the doves in peace
And all I want to say to you, dear mother, is
I love you.
I love you.

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music.
Track Name: My Love And I
MY LOVE & I
My love and I watch the sun go down
In the sky of this beautiful Canadian town
I must say it's good to be in love
With someone who loves me
My love and I

It's my love and I...
Let the world pass by my love and I.

My love and I watch the world go round
My guitar, her voice, the only sound
We sing songs of love beneath twilight skies
My love and I

It's my love and I...
Let the world pass by my love and I.

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music.
Track Name: Time Hurries On
TIME HURRIES ON
Day begins with the rustling of leaves in the wind
Hey Mr. Tambourine man, pass the bottle of gin
Wander down the overgrown gravel road
Take a trip down memory lane
All those years ago, sure looks different now, ya know
But the feeling is almost the same.

Night comes on strong and fills the sky with diamonds
It's a milky way buffet, reach right up and try one
It's all I can do to find a chair. I just sit and stare
At a billion stars burning bright
My mind is blown so beautifully, so truthfully
I retire to the firelight.

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music.
Track Name: Old Friend
OLD FRIEND
I will always remember the good times we've had
I dust off the memories whenever I feel bad
I always will cherish the good days gone by
With moments so sweet, I almost could cry
Old friend I want to thank you
Old friend I want to thank you again
For helping to make my life what it's been
Old friend I want to thank you again.

The photos have faded, the edges are torn
The album sits proud like an old coat well worn
And yet I've seen through the passage of time
Each image remain crystal clear in my mind
Old friend I want to thank you
Old friend I want to thank you again
For helping to make my life what it's been
Old friend I want to thank you again.

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music
Track Name: Green Lake
GREEN LAKE
Everybody's hoping for a moment in the sun
Expecting to lose themselves when the summer comes
The city is too busy to see their souls become
Unwound and released and re-loved and undone
Get away, they've got to get away.

A never ending sunset with mornings in baby blue
Cotton candy clouds float by and wave hello to you
Time itself is off the clock with nothing else to do
But sit back,light up, and take in the view
Come stay, pack up and come stay.

Country life's the life for me. It's here my mind is free
To understand the wind and be one with the trees
The distant tune of midnight's moon is coming in on a breeze
To harmonize nature's rhyme puts my spirit at ease
Green Lake, you'll love it at Green Lake
Green Lake, my heart is at Green Lake.

(c) Bob Westfall. 2014. Moonlight Poet Music.

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