Meanwhile

by Isaac Gill

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This album was thoughtfully and serendipitously recorded in a quaint apartment in Norfolk, Virginia.

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released June 4, 2012

recorded by Carter Mahnke
mixed, mastered, and produced by Carter Mahnke and Isaac Gill

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Isaac Gill Nashville, Tennessee

Formed in 1986 in Isaac's mother's womb. Birthed in 87. Making music ever since.
Indie/Folk Singer/Songwriter Serious/Not-so-serious Likes-Slashes-and-hyphens/Could-care-less-about-"slashyphens"

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Track Name: Give Me A Canvas
Give me a canvas to paint on 

And I'll paint a valley
That looks down on the highest mountain

Give me a canvas to paint on 

And I'll paint a scene
Of some people who know what I mean

When I say



You gotta love justice 

You gotta seek mercy 

And you gotta walk humbly with your Maker 

Give me some parchment to write on 

And I'll write a book only one page long 

Give me some parchment to write on 

And I'll tell a tale
About a Man who knew what I meant

When I said

You gotta love justice 

You gotta seek mercy 

And you gotta walk humbly with your Maker 
Track Name: Take Two Stones (or Love Is Not Geology)
Take two stones and you rub them together
They might break apart
Before they ever make a spark
 
Let them go and you leave them to weather
They might never get hurt
But then they'll only turn to dirt
 
Love is not geology
Even though our sentiments turn into sedimentary rock formations
You don't need deep theology
To understand that love's not a feeling we get it's a risk we take
It shouldn't take astrology
To see our starscapes span across each occular observatory
 
Take two stones and you rub them together
At first you're not sure
But then you start to feel some warmth
 
Just be patient and you wait for the darkness
Sometimes it takes the bleakest night
Before you can see the weakest light
 
Love is not geology
Even though our sentiments turn into sedimentary rock formations
You don't need deep theology
To understand that love's not a feeling we get it's a risk we take
It shouldn't take astrology
To see our starscapes span across each personal observatory
 
Take two stones and you might start a fire
You’ve got to stay close by
Make sure she'll never expire
Track Name: Unveiled
Under a microscope we’ll maintain you
For a tedious examination
But first we’ll have to strip you completely bare

After some rigorous exercise
We’ll stretch you out on our table
Taking samples from your skin and your vitreous humor

And when we’ve finished we’ll have our answers
For why you are the way you are
We’ll use your remains for our glorious research

We’ve been observing your sleeping patterns
And monitoring your eating habits
The numbers are adding up to completion
The results of this study are really quite convincing
We’ve unveiled you and we’ve discovered that you are indeed a- Fake

Mind your manners while you’re under inspection
Remember that this is scholastic
If you behave we’ll publish your behavior in our journals  

We’ll test your genetic makeup with our hammers
We’ll chisel away at your bones
We shall donate your fossils to the hope of science

We’ll test your integrity with our hammers
We’ll chisel away at your bones

If we can’t use you we shall pass you on to our teachers

To our children you’ll be a monument
A wise historical figure
Everything else is subject to discretion

We’ve been listening to your program on the radio
We’ve found it worrying and rather boring
You’re far too mainstream and much too likeable
For our cutting edge constituents
Work on being a little more unique 
And mention our products when you speak
Because we’ve unveiled you and we’ve discovered that you are indeed a- Fake
Track Name: In All Of These Things
Hated and despised
Like the stone that the builders rejected
Like a wet leaf that goes undetected by the wind

Beginning and the end
I have dared to call you my friend
I have chased you and yet I have found that I’m your prey

In all of these things I have found
That I’m just a breath and I’m just a sound
In all of the words I waste each day
May the ones that count be the words I pray

Lion and the Lamb
You have called yourself the “I am”
You have welcomed sinners like me to the front of your line

In all of these things I have found
That I’m just a breath and I’m just a sound
In all of the words I waste each day
May the ones that count be the words I pray
Track Name: Walk You Through The Night
Do you see this yoke? It was made for two
One side's for me and the other was made for you

Take my yoke upon you I swear it will be light
And if you get tired I'll walk you through the night

Do you see this tree? It was made for me
If I climb it then, I climb it 'cuz you're my friend

Take my yoke upon you I swear it will be light
And if you get tired I'll walk you through the night

Do you see these holes? They were drilled for you
One in both my hands so you will know that I am true

Take my yoke upon you I swear it will be light
And if you get tired I'll walk you through the night

Do you see these fields? They will wait for you
Every blade of grass will hang it's head with dew

I'll wait for you and sing over you til you come back to me again

Take my yoke upon you I swear it will be light
And if you get tired I'll walk you through the night
Track Name: The Voice of Many Seas
Singing through the throbbing waves

Standing on her desperate rocks

She’s crying to me

The lonely, widowed Sea


Pelicans, the diving dove

Seeking out the Priceless Pearl

They’re calling to me

On torn and tattered wings


Through the squall the Mariner’s eyes

Whispering, No more compromise

And he’s waiting for me

The humble, friendless King


I was like the raging winds

Screaming from my darkest sins

But he died for me

The Voice of Many Seas
Track Name: Meanwhile
Fireflies flicker a light 
So we can see the shoreline 

And all through the night 

The waves regale Your love song 



Floating in the dark 

Warm summer tide embraces 

And with each hanging spark 

Glowing bugs reveal Your traces 



Why would I ever want to get away from You? 

I don't know. 

Because You make all things beautiful in their time 

Meanwhile I am Yours, You are mine 



Lady bugs flitter then jolt 

Rising to an endless ceiling 

And like an unsteady colt 

I stumble over life's feelings 



Bounding in my dreams 

A weightless feather ascending 

I can't see the means 

But I see the ending 

Why would I ever want to get away from You?
I don't know. 

Because You make all things beautiful in their time 

Meanwhile I am Yours, You are mine 
Track Name: If a Bird
It’s illogical,
But then did anything ever make much sense?
You have to have an open ear
To see the beauty of a mystery
Unfurling before your very eyes
It’ll pass you up like a bird in the sky

Crackheads and preacher’s wives
All must enter in through the narrow gate
And someday you’ll have to make a choice
And if you don’t believe then you don’t believe
But if a bird could find a way
To build its nest in the loneliest parts of the jungle
Then you know that I would find a way to build a home inside your heart
Track Name: Faintest Flicker
Take your fruit from any of these trees
Not the one in the middle, leave that one for me

But I give you the mountains, I give you the sea
I give you wisdom, but I won’t give you safety
I give you truth, I give you truth, I give you truth
Whose faintest flicker far out-flashes the brightest flame of fantasy

The best life lost is a life laid down
Not to be taken like some torn wedding gown

I give you my hands and I give you my feet
I’ll take all your frailty but I won’t give you wings
I give you truth, I give you truth, I give you truth
Whose faintest flicker far out-flashes the brightest flame of fantasy

But I give you the mountains, I give you the sea
I give you wisdom, but I won’t give you safety
I give you truth, I give you truth, I give you truth
Whose faintest flicker far out-flashes the brightest flame of fantasy
Track Name: Made For
A busy bee went along
Buzzing aloud a simple song
Lonely since the day he was a larvae
 
Out to fly perchance to spy
A certain bloom who caught his eye
Could it be, oh should it be the time
 
You can't waste your whole life alone you know
The soul wasn't meant to live without a home
What's the sense in growing-up just to get old
 
You gotta know,
You were made for, made for love
You gotta know,
You were made for, made for love
 
She could share the summer breeze
And she could hum his melodies
Track Name: Magnolia Trees
Puffy clouds made of steel
When will this heart ever learn to feel
I don't recall ever being just a boy
Where the world was simple and all was my toy
Where magnolia trees picketed the sides
Of windy narrow roads that border the coast
Of my dreams
 
Holy Bibles soaked in gin
Get you drunk so the words don't get in
When the lights go off in the Cities on the Hill
It's not because Somebody never paid the bill
You see, it's marshmallow people who really are quite evil
Who just let the whole world die while they sleep 'neath the steeple
And never try
 
Tall, warm campfire by the side of a lake
I feel inspired but still think I'm a fake
Out past the fog where this boat runs a'ground
I hope to arrive in some peaceable town

Where lazy believers awoke from their pride
And narrowminded people thought about their lives
Where lazy believers awoke from their pride
And narrowminded people thought about their lives
Before they die
 
I don't recall ever being just a boy
When the world was simple and all was my toy
Where magnolia trees picketed the sides
Of windy narrow roads that border the coast
Of my dreams
Track Name: Write a Note
Take you sailing on some golden afternoon

We could cut the waves in a Sunfish built for two



I'll go anywhere just as long as I'm with you

Would you tell me darling, do you feel that way for me too?

Words are cheap 

And actions come steep

But maybe there's something in between

If you love me write a note

(with both eyes closed)

If you love me write a note

(up in the sky or down in the sand below)

Darling let me know

If these words are so

If you love me let it show

If you love me write a note

Take you boating on some cloudy afternoon

We could course the waters in a tiny, tin canoe



I've been waiting on you for so very long

I've only got one heart and you know it's not that strong

If you love me write a note

(with both eyes closed)

If you love me write a note

(up in the sky or down in the sand below)

Darling let me know

If these words are so

If you love me let it show

If you love me write a note