Tennessee Sunrise

by Stephen Bruce

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released June 14, 2019


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Stephen Bruce La Porte, Indiana

An alternative post-grunge pop, guitar-driven, raspy-voiced songwriter on a musical journey through the peaks and valleys of this incredible, yet intimidating life.

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Track Name: Love Over Everything
So much anger so much hate
Are we sealing our own fate?
Shouting from every side
Of this great divide

I’ll rise up and stand strong
And let these words be my battle song
Love conquers everything
Hear me sing

Even when the city’s burning
Hate raging hearts are turning
I choose love over everything
Even when the stars are falling
Fear rising hear me calling out
Love is everything
I choose love over everything

Has the whole world lost it’s mind?
What has happened to mankind?
But I am gonna try to love

All the smoke
Burning my mournful eyes
But through the fire I see hope
As He splits the darkened skies
Track Name: Attempt to Leave You
Nearly ended it twice before
But not this time
The knives are still in the drawer

The memories don’t fade away
But God is by my side
I am strong and unafraid
I am strong and unafraid

I won’t let life break me down
Still got a lot of living left to do
I’ll pick myself up off the ground
This is my promise from me to you
I won’t attempt to leave you

The darkness tried to destroy me
But I’m still alive
Heaven shined its light on me
And saved my life
He saved my life
Track Name: Tennessee Sunrise
Sweet morning laughter fills our car as we drive away
Under moonlight starry skies shine until daybreak
Your eyes still glow from when you said “I do”
And I said “me too”
Can’t wait to start this journey with you

Southern bound the sun is coming out
My head is in the clouds for the moment 

Tennessee sunrise
We start our new life side by side
We hold tight
Under sapphire skies
With dreams as big as the Smoky Mountains
If God is for us then nothing can stop us
Hope shines in your eyes
Reflections of the Tennessee sunrise

So many changes we’ve had our ups and downs gray skies and brilliant blues
But this is a chance to make
Imaginations, inspirations all come true
Track Name: Clean Getaway
I watch the sun go low
Smokin' a stale cigar 
I wanna take you by the hand and drive away in our car
I’ll step on the gas
‘Cause we’re going nowhere and we’re getting there fast 
Oh girl, how much longer can we last?

Let’s make our clean getaway
There’s nothing left let’s leave today
Leave this pain behind us
We need a fresh start where only hope can find us
Clean getaway

I saw the sunrise
First time in a long while
I forgot about our troubles stacked up for miles and miles
A calm came over me
That I can’t explain and but I gotta believe
Take my hand it’ll be alright baby

This is our chance to go on the run
Wandering nomads following the sun
Track Name: Never Say Goodbye
You try not to let your heart show
Tugging at your sleeves you know
Everyone can see you’re not okay, no way
You force a smile anyway

You can’t hide your eyes
Tell me what you’re feeling no more lies, no lies
I can see your life is spinning out of control
Oh, but you’re not alone

I’ll never say goodbye
I’ll be right by your side
Through the darkest times
Even when you’re feeling like you’re turned around and upside down
Losing hope in this life
I’ll never say goodbye

You’re losing the will to go on
Your days are dark and nights are so long, so wrong
Let me be the one to help you endure the pain
Don’t keep pushing me away

Hold on to me I’ll never let you go
Through the highest highs and to the darkest depths below
You’re not alone
Track Name: Lakeshore Drive
Windows down
driving around
Lakeshore Drive
you and me baby

Life is upside down
but we will turn it around
we will survive
you and me baby

Sun in our eyes feeling alright
Breathe in deep and let it all go
I don’t know how but we’ll be just fine
As the sun sets let’s drive the shore
One more time

The sun is long gone
But Hope is not lost
It will rise again
For you and me baby

The night is so long
Everything’s still wrong
But remember the drive
On Lakeshore, baby

Freedom and loss
Love has its cost
But it’s worth it all
In the end

Sunshine and gray skies
Every season has its time
But it’s worth it all
In the end
Track Name: A Kite in the Sky
I failed you again, my love
Do we still have hope from above?
Or have I spent it all living my life in the clouds

Living the dream, a fallacy
A kite in the sky without a string
Sailing away reaching for stars nowhere to be found 

The rain is falling and I am crashing again
The lightning striking will I survive in the end?
I am a kite in the sky and, love, you are my ground
I’m trying to fly but storms are closing in all around

Maybe I’m not meant to fly
To be a kite soaring open skies
What if flying above is the loneliest place to be?

I thought I’d be broken but I’m not
A wandering failure a hopeless vagabond
You tell me to fly 'cause I am a kite
And girl you are my ground

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