Better Late Than Never

by Vicki Morrison Goble

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Releasing this, her debut solo album, emerging artist, Vicki Morrison Goble of Late Bloomers Rock, proves it's never too late to try something new, to blaze a new trail, to start a new career. Why not give it a try yourself? What's your dream?

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released November 23, 2018

All lyrics and music written by Vicki Morrison Goble unless specified otherwise. All production by Paul "Boydie" Boyd unless specified otherwise.

All vocals by Vicki Morrison Goble
Flute on "Forever Together" by Linda Kaehne Goble
Flute on "My Last Song" by Kitty Gale

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Vicki Morrison Goble Minnesota

It brings me joy to produce beautiful melodies with thoughtful lyrics focused on uplifting themes that speak to the peacemakers, lovers, and helpers in all of us. I use music as a positive influence in my life and in the lives of others and as a means to encourage myself and others to be active participants in life, rather than only observers. It is never too late to try something new! ... more

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Track Name: Wall Seeker
VERSE 1
Darkness pervades my reality.
Mischief is everywhere I see.
Blindness mistaken for vanishing light.
Winds of despair blowing clouds in my eyes.

VERSE 2
Searching for wisdom, I stumble and fall.
I flee from the watchmen, run into a wall.
There's nowhere to go; I have run out of time.
A burst of frustration persuades me to climb.

CHORUS 1
Wall seeker, wall seeker, that's what I will be.
The wall conceals something that's precious to me.
I need to take action; I know what to do.
Climbing the wall is my only way through.

VERSE 3
I'm over the wall now and to my surprise
I find what I'm seeking, laid bare before my eyes.
My vision is sharp and my purpose is clear.
Knowledge has helped me to sublimate my fear.

CHORUS 2
Wall seeker, wall seeker, that's what I've become.
I've more walls to climb; there is never just one.
Guided by watchmen; each wall that I find
Inspires me to leave my old blindness behind.

CHORUS 1
Wall seeker, wall seeker, that's what I will be.
The wall conceals something that's precious to me.
I need to take action; I know what to do.
Climbing the wall is my only way through.
Track Name: Everybody Wants You, Baby
CHORUS
Everybody wants to hold you, wants to squeeze you, Baby,
But you don't want anybody but me.
Everybody wants to hold you, wants to squeeze you, Baby,
But you don't want anybody but me.
I confess there are days I wouldn't mind sharing
But I insist it's not for lack of caring
'Cause I'm devoted to you, Baby, and I'm sure you know what I mean.

VERSE 1
I fell in love the day we met In moments I will not forget
'Cuz no one in the world could ever be like you, oh no.
And even when you're acting rude Or crying shamelessly for food
If you weren't in my life, I don't know what I'd do

CHORUS
Everybody wants to hold you, wants to squeeze you, Baby,
But you don't want anybody but me.
Everybody wants to hold you, wants to squeeze you, Baby,
But you don't want anybody but me.
I confess there are days I wouldn't mind sharing
But I insist it's not for lack of caring
'Cause I'm devoted to you, Baby, and I'm sure you know what I mean.

VERSE 2
So quickly I saw subtle change My life became so rearranged
In ways I had declared that I would not allow, oh no.
I loved you still and yet I cried You pull my heart strings deep inside
And now I know I'll never wanna, never wanna put you down.

CHORUS
Everybody wants to hold you, wants to squeeze you, Baby,
But you don't want anybody but me.
Everybody wants to hold you, wants to squeeze you, Baby,
But you don't want anybody but me.
I confess there are days I wouldn't mind sharing
But I insist it's not for lack of caring
'Cause I'm devoted to you, Baby, and I'm sure you know what I mean.

GUITAR SOLO

CHORUS
Everybody wants to hold you, wants to squeeze you, Baby,
But you don't want anybody but me.
Everybody wants to hold you, wants to squeeze you, Baby,
But you don't want anybody but me.
I confess there are days I wouldn't mind sharing
But I insist it's not for lack of caring
'Cause I'm devoted to you, Baby, and I'm sure you know what I mean.

TAG
But you can't help it; you're only three. You're my baby, my little chickadee.
Track Name: Sky Lanterns
Originally written for the "wish lantern" ceremony at the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life event.
lyrics
VERSE 1
Time to light the fire, get ready to fly
Prepare to burn and light up the sky
Memories fill the breeze
Enchantment riding high

CHORUS 1
Sky Lanterns
Glowing as they scatter
Drifting through the sky

VERSE 2
Twinkling lights rise up, they float afar
And overhead they shine like stars
Memories on the breeze
Lanterns floating by

CHORUS 2
Sky Lanterns
Glowing as they scatter
Floating through the sky

BRIDGE
We stand and watch our mem'ries as they float away
Our hopes and sorrows shared and lifted today
Our mem'ries dance with ease, and set our spirits free
And we see

CHORUS 3
Sky Lanterns
Glowing as they scatter
Dancing through the sky

TAG
Dancing through the sky
Track Name: Sheltered by the Dark
VERSE 1
When things get bad, too rough to bear, And I am sure that nobody cares,
I go running through the dark.

VERSE 2
The night is clear; the moon is bright. I feel no fear; I trust the night.
I am running through the dark.

CHORUS:
My tendency is to hide from the world, The dark is my oyster and I am the pearl.
It’s okay to run and hide, But I have to come back inside, Eventually

VERSE 2
The night is clear; the moon is bright. I feel no fear; I trust the night.
I am running through the dark.

BRIDGE
Breezes blowing through the grass; The gentle sound is calming me
And peace surrounds me oh, so softly, Soothing me so tenderly, oh yeah---

VERSE 3
I love the dark; I'm not afraid. The earth is warm; my sorrows fade.
I am sheltered by the dark.

CHORUS
My tendency is to hide from the world, The dark is my oyster and I am the pearl.
It’s okay to run and hide, But I have to come back inside, Eventually

VERSE 3
Oh-oo, oh-oo, I love the dark; I'm not afraid. The earth is warm; my sorrows fade.
I am sheltered by the dark.
I am sheltered by the dark.
I am sheltered by the dark.
Track Name: The Mark of the Chains
CHORUS
In my vision I see the mark of the chains
I touch His shoulder; I feel the mark of the chay-ee-ay-ains
I cry for the mark of the chains
Oh woh oh woh, the mark of the chains

VERSE 1
He could have had it all but He gave it up for me
Instead of wearing royal robes,
He bore the chay-ee-ay-ee-ains to set me free

CHORUS
In my vision I see the mark of the chains
I touch His shoulder; I feel the mark of the chay-ee-ay-ains
I cry for the mark of the chains
Oh woh oh woh, the mark of the chains

VERSE 2
A love has touched my soul, fanned a spark into a flame
And it's because of the love that in the dark of night
I seem to feel the mark of the chains
The mark of the chains

CHORUS
In my vision I see the mark of the chains
I touch His shoulder; I feel the mark of the chay-ee-ay-ains
I cry for the mark of the chains
Oh woh oh woh, the mark of the chains
Oh woh oh woh, the mark of the chains
Track Name: Makin' Lemonade
VERSE 1
You keep a-comin’, knockin’ on my door, Always a-complainin’ that you’re so poor
But don’t you whine to me, buddy, I’m too busy makin’ lemonade.
You’re always grousin’ how the world is unfair,
And never in your life did you have a prayer.
But don’t you whine to me, buddy, I’m too busy makin’ lemonade.

CHORUS
Don’t keep botherin’ me with all your fussin’
You’re all wound up about a whole bunch o’ nothin’
If you’re tired o’ bein’ grumpy, you can join my parade
Go gather all your lemons and get busy makin’ lemonade.

VERSE 2
I got no time for whinin’ or feelin’ blue; I’ve decided what I need’s a diff’rent attitude
So you won’t hear me whinin’, buddy, I’m too busy makin’ lemonade.
Don’t matter if there’s rain fallin’ on my tree. That only means more lemons next year for me.
No, you won’t hear me whinin’, buddy, I’m too busy makin’ lemonade.

CHORUS
Don’t keep botherin’ me with all your fussin’
You’re all wound up about a whole bunch o’ nothin’
If you’re tired o’ bein’ grumpy, you can join my parade
Go gather all your lemons and get busy makin’ lemonade.

[BREAK/SOLO to the chords of the verse]

CHORUS
Don’t keep botherin’ me with all your fussin’
You’re all wound up about a whole bunch o’ nothin’
If you’re tired o’ bein’ grumpy, you can join my parade
Go gather all your lemons and get busy makin’ lemonade.

Yeah, gather all your lemons and get busy makin’ lemonade.
Track Name: Keep the Fire Burning
VERSE 1
My heart was cold, my world was dark,
My life was empty, then came a spark
A spark of love, a spark of love
My heart grew warm; I saw the dawn;
Within my soul, the spark grew on
The spark of love, the spark of love

CHORUS
A flame has been kindled in my soul.
I was broken all in pieces, but now I'm whole
The fire burns and warms my heart.
I face the world; a brand new start
Oh woh, keep the fire burning

VERSE 2
I fanned the flame with deeds of gold;
Don't want it to die and grow cold
Keep the fire, the fire bright
Share the flame and spread the love;
We can never have enough
So keep the fire, the fire bright

CHORUS
A flame has been kindled in my soul.
I was broken all in pieces, but now I'm whole
The fire burns and warms my heart.
I face the world; a brand new start
Oh woh, keep the fire burning, burning
Woh-oh, keep the fire burning

My heart is warm, my world is bright;
My life is full of giving light
The fire burns, the fire burns
Happiness swells and fills my soul,
Then spills from me, an outward flow
The fire burns, the fire burns

CHORUS
A flame has been kindled in my soul.
I was broken all in pieces, but now I'm whole
The fire burns and warms my heart.
I face the world; a brand new start
Oh woh, keep the fire burning, burning
Woh-oh, keep the fire burning, burning
Woh-oh, keep the fire burning, burning
Woh-oh, keep the fire burning, burning, burning
Track Name: Forever Together
VERSE 1
Give to me a rose before you walk away from me.
Don’t just vanish in the night as if you’d never existed.
I will always love you and I’ll ever be true to you no matter how long I
Have to wait for you to understand that you and I
Always will be truly bonded deep in our souls.

VERSE 2
I’ll be waiting here for you when you come back to me
And I will always love you.
So I say to you good-bye and sweet travels.
I’ll be thinking ev’ry day about you.
Yes, I say to you good-bye and come back
To be with me forever together.

VERSE 2 AGAIN
I’ll be waiting here for you when you come back to me
And I will always love you.
So I say to you good-bye and sweet travels.
I’ll be thinking ev’ry day about you.
Yes, I say to you good-bye and come back
To be with me forever together.
Track Name: My Last Song
Now I must search for a way to find rest
Through death or through love, whichever is best.
My angel has left me; my people are gone.
All I have left is this, my last song.

The shadows grow deep and my time here is near
And now I must go forth without fear
For my angel has left me; my people are gone.
And all I have left is this, my last song.
And all I have left is this, my last song.

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

The shadows grow deep and my time here is near
And now I must go forth without fear
For my angel has left me; my people are gone.
And all I have left is this, my last song.
And all I have left is this, my last song.
All I have left is this, my last song,
Is this, my last song.

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