Turn Around

by Kevin Mitchell

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released April 27, 2019

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Kevin Mitchell British Columbia

The songs that Kevin Mitchell plays and sings have the feel of a far off Woody Guthrie era, mixed with a roots vibe, and betraying just a little bit of his prairie heritage. In the last few years the fire has been lit, and those songs are roaring into life. His unique style, rhythms and subject matter combine to create an exciting new and original voice in the Canadian folk music scene. ... more

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Track Name: Turn Around
TURN AROUND NOV 2016

SOMETIMES I WANT TO KEEP ON DRIVING A
WINDOWS DOWN AND THROUGH THE LIGHTNING D
PAST THE RIVER WHERE WE PLAYED F#m
BEFORE WE EVER LOST OUR WAY E
PAST THE LIGHTS AT THE EDGE OF TOWN A
PAST THE MOON WE WOULD LOOK DOWN D
AT A WORLD THAT'S SPINNING ROUND


SOMETIMES I WANT TO GO RIGHT BACK
TO WHERE IT ALL FELL OFF THE TRACKS
BEFORE WE STEPPED OUT FROM THE LIGHT
BEFORE THEY TAUGHT US WRONG FROM RIGHT
BROTHERS SISTERS STAND THE LINE
WE MAY BE LATE BUT WE'RE RIGHT ON TIME
WE'LL MAKE OUR BED AND SLEEP IN IT TONIGHT


CH
DO WE LIVE AND LEARN OR CRASH AND BURN
OR TURN AROUND

SPIDER DANCING ON HER WEB
WHERE SHE WALKS NO OTHER CAN
JUST LIKE YOU STONE TO STONE
HAND IN HAND WE'RE GOING HOME

BROTHERS SISTERS STAND THE LINE
WE MAY BE LATE BUT WE'RE RIGHT ON TIME
WE'LL MAKE OUR BED AND SLEEP IN IT TONIGHT





STUCK IN TRAFFIC THE LIGHT TURNS RED
I''M STUCK WITH EVERYTHING WE SAID
THE LIGHT TURN GREEN , WE MOVE AHEAD
Track Name: Buffalo
BUFFALO Kevin Mitchell
D
We were kids my brother and me
Bm
Running with the tumbleweeds
G
On a farm , out of town
A Bm
Now it's sold and all torn down

Down the road some buffalo
Roamed the plains like long ago
The cars would stop and read the sign
Of a place and a time that they roamed
G D A
Ch: When I die I will go back with the Buffalo
G Bm A G A
Shadows on a sea of grass disappear into the past

I must have been about nine or ten
Across the road just watching them
Prairie sky laughing down at us
Prairie ground turning to dust

I would lay awake at night
Dreaming of that awesome sight
Hooves pounding like a hurricane
Through winter snow and the summer rain
Chorus:
The white man came and took their hides
Left their bodies where they lie
the prairie sky must have wept a tear
When she looked down and they all disappeared
Track Name: Flesh And Bone
FLESH AND BONE K Mitchell
E
BORN ON A HOPE , IN MY MOMMAS ARMS
E C#m B E
I CAN STILL HEAR HER SING UP TO THE STARS (UP TO THE STARS)
E
LATE AT NIGHT WHEN THE MOON HUNG LOW
E C#m B E
SHE WOULD PICK ME UP, SHE WOULD HOLD ME CLOSE ( )

SEE THAT STAR MY CHILD ,THAT STAR SO BRIGHT
THAT’S WHERES YOUR DADDY IS (SLEEPING TONIGHT
A E B C#m
CH: YOUR DADDYS GONE , HIS SOUL HAS CROSSED
A E B E
HE SHINES A LIGHT WHEN I AM LOST
A E B C#m
HE SHINES SO BRIGHT WHEN I'M ALONE
A E B E
ONCE WE MADE LOVE, IN THE FLESH AND BONE

YOUR DADDY WAS, WAS A WILD GUY
HE USED TO MAKE ME LAUGH NOW HE MAKES ME CRY

SOMETHINGS IN LIFE MY CHILD WE CANNOT CHANGE
SOMETIMES IT’S BEST, JUST GOTTA TURN THE PAGE
CH:
INST

BORN ON A HOPE , IN MY MOMMAS ARMS
I CAN STILL HEAR HER SING UP TO THE STARS (UP TO THE STARS)

CH REPEAT LAST LINE 3X
Track Name: One For The Road
ONE FOR THE ROAD K MITCHELL 2016 (DADF#AD)CAPO 2

C#m A
OH MY BROTHER, LEND ME YOUR EAR
E B
FOR SOON I WILL BE GONE SO FAR FROM HERE
C#m A
OH MY BROTHER, LETS RAISE OUR GLASS
E B
TO THE DREAMS OF TOMMOROW AND THE GHOSTS OF THE PAST

OH MY SISTER, GIVE ME A SMILE
I'LL CARRY IT INSIDE FOR AWHILE
OH MY SISTER, WE USED TO PLAY
IN THE BACKYARDS OF YESTERDAY
B C#m
CH: YOU BRING THE BREAD AND I'LL BRING THE WINE
E
WE'LL SING THOSE OLD SONGS
B
AND LAUGH ABOUT OLD TIME
B C#m
CAUSE ITS ALL FOR THE BEST, IT'S THE BEST WE CAN DO
E B C#m A E B
NOW ITS ONE FOR THE ROAD, ONE FOR ME AND YOU


OH MY FATHER, GIVE ME YOUR NAME
AND FOR MY CHILD I WILL DO THE SAME
OH MY FATHER, YOU RAISED ME WELL
YOU STILL LOVED ME, WHEN I WAS RAISING HELL

CH:

OH MY MOTHER, GIVE ME YOUR HAND
LETS WALK TOGETHER THROUGH THE SAND
OH MY MOTHER, THERES SO MUCH TO SAY
BUT ALL THOSE WORDS CANNOT FIND OUR WAY
Track Name: This Old House
THIS OLD HOUSE 2018 K MITCHELL
Em G
UNDER A BIG OLE SKY
D C
A HOUSE LOST IN TIME
Em G
AND A ROAD THAT NEVER ENDS
Em D C
WITH IT'S DREAMS JUST AROUND THE BEND

A DOORWAY WITHOUT A DOOR
ECHOES OF FOOTSTEPS ON THE FLOOR
BUILT BY A FARMERS HANDS
WITH DREAMS OF LIVING ON THE LAND
C D
CH THIS OLD HOUSE WAS A HOME
G C
WITH A FIRE TO KEEP OUT THE COLD
C D
THIS OLD HOUSE SITS ALONE
Em D C
BUT FOR THE WIND THE WEEDS AND THE BONES

IF THESE WALLS COULD SPEAK AGAIN
ABOUT THE YEARS OF THE LAUGHTER AND THE PAIN
ABOUT PLANS AND PROMISES MADE
NOW RESTING IN THEIR PRAIRIE GRAVES

CH

UNDER A BIG OLE SKY
I TURN NOW TO SAY MY GOOD BYES
I'M ON THAT ROAD THAT NEVER ENDS
WITH IT'S DREAMS JUST AROUND THE BEND
Track Name: Rejoice
REJOICE AUG 2012-09-03

EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE
WHEN I AM FALLING TO THE GROUND
I PICK MYSELF UP WITH THE PIECES
WITH AN EYE ON WHERE I’M BOUND
SOMETIMES I GET TRICKED BY THE LIGHT
I TAKE ANOTHER BREATH, I’LL BE ALLRIGHT

AND IN THOSE HOURS OF DARKNESS
WHEN I THINK MY LOVE HAS GONE
I KNOW I HAVE TO MAKE SOME CHOICES
TO KEEP THE LOVE I HAVE FOUND
NOW I REMEMBER IT’S UP TO ME
TO LIGHT THE FIRE AND SET MYSELF FREE

CH:
IT’S MY LIFE IT’S MY CHOICE
IT’S MY LIGHT, IT’S MY VOICE
IT’S MY TIME TO REJOICE

SOMETIMES IT TAKES A LOT OF COURAGE
TO FACE THE THINGS THAT YOU MAY TO LOSE
BUT YOU WILL FIND FOR WHAT YOUR SEARCHING
WHEN THERES NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE
WHY NOT MAKE A PROMISE TO THE DAY
TO NEVER LET YOUR LOVE SLIP AWAY

CH: IT’S YOUR…

TO-DAY WE’LL STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS
TO-DAY WE’RE GONNA SING OUR SONG
YESTERDAY IS ALL FORGIVEN
ON THIS JOURNEY IS SO LONG
AND IN OUR DREAMS WE’RE NEVER ALONE
WE LIVE OUR LIFE AND CALL IT HOME

CH: ITS OUR
\REPEAT 1ST VERSE
CH IT’S MY …
Track Name: Pioneer
PIONEER

I LABOURED PLOUGHED AND STARVED
IN THESE LAST DAYS
CITIES ROAR WHERE MY VOICE
FIRST SANG OUT

HERE I COME WITH MY CURSE AND GUN
TO THIS LAND SO YOUNG
100 YEARS I HAVE TOILED
100 YEARS WITH THIS SOIL

CH:
I DON’T NEED A WEATHER MAN TO TELL ME WHEN ITS COLD OUT
DON’T NEED A PREACHER MAN TO TELL ME WHEN MY TIME HAS COME
LET US GO IT SEEMS THIS WORLD IS UNDONE

FROM THE FIGHT DESIRE
REBORN EACH SPRING
SOME MARK TO LEAVE BEHIND
SOME SACRED OFFERING

FROM THE FOREST WALLS
FROM THE ROCK WHEAT
WINTER TO CHILL MY HEART
THAT SLOWLY WITHERS SIN SUMMERS HEAT
CH:
SO NOW I SIT WITH FOLDED ARMS
AND HOW I BURN TO SEE
HOW I HAVE RAVAGED EARTH
OF HER LAST STONE HER MOST PRECIOUS
TREE
Track Name: One Step, Two Step
ONE STEP TWO STEP K MITCHELL AUG 2010

I KNOW SOMEBODY A LITTLE BIT LIKE ME
HE LIVES OUT OF TOWN UNDER A TREE
HE NEVER REALLY TOOK TO THE BIG CITY STREETS
HE LIKED TO FEEL THE GROUND BENEATH HIS FEET

HE USED TO SMILE AT THE MORNING, HE NEVER TALKED TOO MUCH
HE LOST TRACK OF THE TIME CAUSE HE NEVER WORE A WATCH
HE HAD A SWEETHEART, THEY WERE BETTER THAN FRIENDS
THEY DANCED TO A TUNE THAT PLAYED IN THEIR HEADS

CH:
( IT WENT)ONE STEP TWO STEPS FORGIVE, FORGET
THREE STEPS FOUR STEPS WHAT YOU GIVE IS WHAT YOU GET

I KNOW SOMEBODY A LITTLE BIT LIKE YOU
SOMETHING ABOUT THE WAY THAT SHE MOVED
SHE WAS ONE OF A KIND, SHE WAS DIFFERENT THAN MOST
SHE'D COME TO HIM IN HIS DREAMS LIKE A GHOST

SHE WAS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, SHE HAD NOTHING TO HIDE
SHE WORE HER HEART ON HER SLEEVE SHE WAS BORN TO RIDE
NOT ONE TO STAY, SHE SAID SHE WAS JUST PASSING THROUGH
THAT'S FINE HE SAID, I JUST WANT ONE DANCE WITH YOU
CH:
SHE WAS STANDING THERE BY THE SIDE IF THE ROAD
HE ASKED HER WHERE IT WAS THAT SHE WANTED TO GO
SHE SAID THAT THERE WAS NO PARTICULAR PLACE
JUST A FEELING I GET, SOMETHING ABOUT GRACE

NOW THOSE TWO LOVERS ARE UNDER THE STARS
DANCING TOGETHER, DANCING APART
THEY CAN’T REMEMBER WHICH RIVERS THEY CROSSED
THEIR STORY IS OLD , AND THE WORDS HAVE LONG BEEN LOST

CH:
Track Name: One Horse Town
ONE HORSE TOWN


SO FAR FROM THE CITY CROWDS
I PASS ANOTHER ONE HORSE TOWN
ALL BOARDED UP, ALL FALLING DOWN
NOT ANOTHER LIVING SOUL AROUND



BROKEN FENCES AND OLD BARBED WIRE
BROKE DOWN CARS WITH FOUR FLAT TIRES
NO MORE TRUCKS UP AT THE CRACK OF THE DAWN
THOSE WERE THE DAYS, BUT NOW IT'S JUST A


CH:
GHOST TOWN WITH FADED SIGNS
RAILROAD TRACKS NOW FADING LINES
THE SUNSET DINER IS ALL CLOSED NOW
AIN'T NO BODY LEFT IN THIS ONE HORSE TOWN

BLEACHERS SAGGING ON THE OLD RODEO GROUNDS
ONCE THEY WERE FULL BUT THOSE DAYS ARE GONE
CANADA DAY THEY HAD THE BIG PARADE
PEOPLE WOULD COME FROM MILES AND MILES AWAY

AS THE SUN SETS ON THE PAST
AND MEMORIES TURN TO DUST
OF SATURDAY NIGHTS AND THEM OLD COUNTRY SONGS
THOSE WERE THE DAYS BUT NOW ITS JUST A



CH
INST
CHORUS
Track Name: Train Of Thought
TRAIN OF THOUGHT K Mitchell
THE WIND BLOWS HARD BUT I CAN’T IMAGINE WHY Bm G
SOMEONE CALLED OUT TO ME AS I WENT RIDING BY A Bm
THE BOYS ON THE TRAIN, NOT HAVING ANY FUN Bm G
WINTERS IN THE AIR AGAIN, AND I’M PRAYING FOR THE SUN A G Bm

IN MY DREAMS I MET A TRAVELLER WITH A FIRE IN HIS EYE
HE SAID GET OFF THIS TRAIN AND LISTEN TO THE CRIES
WE'RE DYING ON THE STREETS AS THE KINGS MOVE THEIR PAWNS
WINTERS IN THE AIR AND I'M PRAYING FOR THE SUN

ch:
WHERE IS MY SONG, WHERE DO YOU BLOW ? D A
DO YOU TAKE IT PAST THE TREES WHERE NOBODY EVER GOES Bm G A
WHERE IS MY SONG , I WANT TO KNOW D A
PLEASE SEND IT TO MY MOTHER SING IT SOFT Bm G A
SING IT SWEET AND SING IT LOW Bm

THE KING AND THE QUEEN WERE SEEN ON HORSES IN THE SKY
THEY TELL ME IT WAS QUITE A SIGHT, I SEE NO REASON WHY
THE BOYS STILL ON THE TRAIN NOT HAVING ANY FUN
WINTERS IN THE AIR AND I'M PRAYING FOR THE SUN

WHEN A BIRD SINGS ITS SONG, MAGIC FILLS THE AIR
BUT EVERYONE HAS LEFT THE SCENE, THEIR HEARTS FULL OF DESPAIR
SOME SAY THEY’VE SEEN TOO MUCH, SOME SAY THEY WANT SOME MORE
BUT NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHAT WE'RE ALL FIGHTING FOR
CH
THIS TRAIN ROLLS ON THROUGH THE COLD AND FOGGY NIGHT
A MAN WITH NO VOICE SCREAMS WITH ALL HIS MIGHT
THE PROPHET AND THE FOOL ARE ONE AND THE SAME
HAVE YOU SEEN THE WIND, ITS TAKEN AWAY MY SONG AGAIN
Track Name: Nothin But The rain
NOTHIN BUT THE RAIN MUSIC K MITCHELL 1990

EVRY SONG OF LOVE I’VE HEARD BEFORE C E7
DON’T SAY IT THE WAY I WOULD F Am
THE WORDS THEY USUALLY STUMBLE ALONG F C G
THE WAY THEY USUALLY DO D7 G7

MAYBE I’VE RAMBLED TOO FAR THIS TIME
THERE ARE STRANGERS IN MY HOME
WHEN I CAME TO ASK FOR YOU
NO ONE SEEMED TO KNOW

CH: IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ME, IT COULD HAVE BEEN YOU F C
WHERE DID YOU GO, WAS THE SKY STILL BLUE E7 F
THERES BEEN NOTHING BUT THE RAIN Am G/B F
NOTHING BUT THE RAIN X2 Am G/B F
FALLING DOWN ON MY SHOES G

SO HERE I AM WITH MY LAST REGRETS
AND A MEMORY OF YOUR SMILE
THE MAN ON THE RADIO
SAYS IT GONNA BEING RAINING FOR AWHILE

SOME THEY SAY DREAMS ARE FOR YOUR SLEEP
AND YOU LEAVE THEM BY YOUR BED
I PICK MINE UP AND I TAKE THEM
I SEE SOME BLUE SKY UP AHEAD
CH;
IST VERSE
Track Name: When I'm Gone
WHEN I'M GONE DADF#AD K MITCHELL

THE SUN SPILLS OVER TO ANOTHER DAY
A SONG IS BORN AND TAKEN AWAY
I'M IN THE MIDDLE OR OFF TO THE SIDE
(LORD HAVE MERCY MERCY

A THOUSAND FOOTSTEPS THEY WALK WITH ME
KEEPING TIME AND COMPANY
I DID'NT KNOW I WAS TOO BUSY TO SEE
OH LORD HAVE MERCY MERCY

CH" NO MORE BROKEN HEARTS NO MORE CONFUSION
NO MORE LONLEY NIGHTS NO MORE ILLUSION
WHEN I'M GONE


A THOUSAND TIMES I'VE SEEN THE LIGHT
SO FARAWAY IN THE BLACK NIGHT
I DID'T GO EVEN THOUGH THE FEELING WAS RIGHT
I NEED SOME MERY MERCY TONIGHT

CH:

THE DAY IS OVER AND THE MOON APPEARS
CAN IT HEAR OUR CRIES CAN IT SENSE OUR FEARS
CAN IT TELL US WHERE TO GO FROM HERE
LORD HAVE MERCY MERCY
Track Name: I Will Wait
I WILL WAIT K MITCHELL 1/06

I WILL WAIT FOR THE SPRINGTIME TO COME
FOR THE GRASS TO TURN GREEN
I WILL LISTEN FOR THE SOUTH WIND TO BLOW
AND THE TIDINGS IT WILL BRING

LIKE A FLOWER THAT GROWS IN THE HILLS
I’LL FIND MY PLACE IN THE SUN
LIKE A RIVER THAT WINDS SLOWLY DOWN
UNTIL IT’S JOURNEY IS DONE

CH: IF I COULD WAIT HERE, AND YIOU COULD FIND ME
AND WE COULD PLAY IN THE SUN

IF I COULD LEARN FROM THE PASSING OF THE YEARS
THESE LESSONS SO HARD WON
I TRY TO HOLD ON WHEN ITS TIME TO LET GO
RUN WHEN THERES NOWHERE TO RUN

IT TOOK A LIFETIME OF FALLING DOWN HARD
IT TOOK THE BEST OUT ME
I AM FEELING LOW TO THE GROUND
I’M NEVER GOING TO THE SEA
CH:
I WILL WAIT FOR THE SPRINGTIME TO COME
FOR THE GRASS TO TURN GREEN
I WILL LISTEN FOR THE SOUTH WIND TO BLOW
AND THE TIDINGS IT WILL BRING

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