Conventus The Eye of the Heart

by Norine Braun

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Lightening Strikes Twice Lightening strikes, it strikes twice Yeah lightening strikes, strikes twice Devil and the deep blue sea Oh my baby and me We saw lightening strike, strike twice Devil and the deep blue sea Oh my baby and me We saw lightening strike, strike twice Walked from the bayou to the back of the bay We found ourselves stranded when it started to rain We had cover in a cabin on cliff where we prayed A crackling white light and a bellowing boom gave way CHORUS Spotted in the distance was a man dressed in red His hands raised up to heaven, he called on the dead Floating ‘round in circles was his boat on the bay A second white lightening connected the red devil’s grave.
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HOW WOULD WE KNOW Eyes so bright they shine at me Lips that whisper sweet Arms that hold me all through the night How would I know True love I’d find Do you remember oh way back when? So many lonely nights Then we sent our hearts out to the open sky How would we know Our souls entwined How would we know Our souls entwined Send me a rose scented and red One that will grow and knows no death Send me a rainbow Promise no end of love Looking for you oh in my dreams And you in yours for me Then came the moment we would finally meet And make our dreams reality Found me a rose scented and red One that will grow and knows no death You found a rainbow Promise no end of love How would we know that soon we’d find How would we know our souls entwined
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05:14
DIZZY Under the moonlight The dark liquid sky There’s no escaping The sweltering shy We get up gently embark to be led Nighttime tawdry’s and bawdiness bed I get all lost in the word we call friends I get all dizzy and you say amen I’ll never get there as long as I stay here with you Dizzy, I feel so dizzy I’m getting dizzy with you We get all crazy and downward we fall I want to get it without risking it all If you will get there I’ll save you these songs What comes what may CHORUS And when we get there and all that you said I gotta fight it get out of my head You’ll know there’s something wrong about now I’ll try to fight it a floating black cloud I guess what you say is true But I find love in the best that you do Think I’ll get there then along comes rain As time goes away CHORUS Time to set you free Living on a dream Time to set you free Living on a dream, dream, dream Railroad tracks Upon her arms Of charms She comes down at night Hair, chiffon, cold delight Perfume filled the stale old blight Antique bathtubs drown and Hide in cellar rooms Dusted and dancing in the dim light Time hurried by Left her countless suitors tied To posts and beguiled why A lusty throaty laugh Too soon to hide the salty streams On cheeks rouge ruined And rogue free Paradise was never this sweet The dragons chasing their tails And tales bring the godly we meet Paradise was never, was never this sweet I get all dizzy inside of my head I want to get it and you say we’ll go there We’re gonna get there I ‘ll take you home Then back to you it seems
4.
No More Reprise No more sleeping in this bed No more tears about you shed No more lying to keep me sane No more playing I’m out of the game Tried to love you Did my best You’re no different, you’re no different You’re just like the rest Gonna leave you, gonna watch you go away hey hey hey yeah No more counting on you to change No more why you acting strange No more listening to your woes No more waiting, I’ve packed your clothes.
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03:37
BOY Little boy was born today His mother gave him away Gave him to a family so he could get just what he needs Taught him how to read Taught him how to eat properly Father combed his hair Mother said his prayers at night She said God don’t take him away She said God don’t take him away He’s my little boy little boy Mother’s joy, mother’s joy The boy becomes a man Everything needed is close at hand Goes to college Becomes a hard working lad He goes out a night To watch the sky Feels so glad that he’s alive He’s a mother’s joy, mother’s joy Little boy, little boy Mother’s joy, mother’s joy One day last September He saw her there she was old and gray Deep lines arrayed Small words conveyed As tears gave way She said boy I loved you She said boy I loved you You’re my little boy, little boy, little boy, Little boy Mother’s joy mother’s joy…..
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03:51
TODAY I am going to face the wall Reaching inward judgment call Faithful willing flying free Finally able just watch me Lifeless riots violence chained My cage is quiet my senses tamed Mind is aching my soul is cleaned Muscles ripping just watch me Today I’m rushing forward with light Isn’t it bright Today I’m pushing forward with grace In the lull we go back these four walls fill it all
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03:44
99% I got something I got it in the bag Don’t look at me mister You’d be better off dead We got busted for planning It’s in the back of my head We got morning in the coffee yeah The blues is back in bed Mama's in the kitchen Papa hit the sack Up all night he’s looking But no one calls him back Do we pay for groceries? Or do we pay the rent? Scrounging in the garbage We’re the 99% Occupy corruption Overtake and lead Even Jesus angered When he tossed away the greed Lining up for lunch People’s rights should rule Lining up for jobs Corporate wrongs so cruel Watching our destruction Or are the 99 ahead? We won’t lose the world to evil But to those who watch instead My gal’s on piano She playing it real well Musing on this blues riff As we drift on down to hell We dream of baskets and the babies Dream of corn and the gravies Living on empties Living on maybe, maybe, maybes Nothing to fall back on On nothing to depend We got a sweet sense We got no cents We got a sixth sense We got no sense We got a sweet sense
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TAKE THE SLEEK TRAIN Take the sleek train Over there Winds past the snowcaps Leave your cares Let it rumble real proud Watch it vibrate all your clouds Eagles and the ocean Waterfalls unfrozen I’ll find the locomotion Can soothe my emotion Take me to the rivers, the mountains way up high Got my ticket in my pocket tight Let’s get out of here Let me see some light We’ve been living in cement And I need to see some space
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04:08
The Fire Flames Does it feel okay? Or do you push away When she touches you You are slippery A fool’s tongue gold Hides blue risks mounting Fortunes told I am reigning For this flight We might get there To heaven’s light I am going Lead the way Freedom finds me Redemption wanes We are climbing Into her veins Betrayal washes The fire flames When you are not lying And I stop crying Does it feel okay? Or do you push away When she touches you, when she touches you And is the writing on the wall And whose name do you call In the heat of the night In the heat of the night I am going lead the way Freedom finds me Redemption wanes We are climbing Into her veins Betrayal washes The fire flames, the fire flames…..
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The Perfect Love Affair When I am weary And I am teased I keep looking for something Something’s looking for me I’m not too busy I am not too proud I guess I’m just lonely I’ll say it out loud I need a distraction I need an okay That I’m still desired I’ll swing and I’ll sway I’m a bold looking cougar I join the cub’s play I’m looking for something That leads me astray Eyes that haunt me Lips that taunt me Arms around me Love it drowns me I have waited hesitated For you dear and now you’re here It’s true the perfect love oh love affair The perfect love, the perfect love oh love affair A voice it calls me Whispers softly Hold me closely Kiss me gently I have waited hesitated For you dear and now you’re here It’s true the perfect love oh love affair The perfect love the perfect love oh love affair
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02:07
I’ve Found You I don’t need wishes ‘Cause all of my dreams have come true No I don’t need anything Now that I have found you In the dark and the night In the day and the light I’ve found you And the ring on my finger will stay forever and always I don’t need riches For you are the jewel I need Give me you hand And I’ll take you Wherever this road may lead
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05:13
Conventus In the night While you sleep Life will fall right into your dreams I am here I love you I will follow into your dreams I am there as you sleep Following now into your night Conventus alis Wings will come together Agape dreaming We will love forever Conventus alis Oh our hearts are opened We will fly forever No our dreams aren’t broken Nothing is heavy for those that fly We’ll soar forever and we’ll see with eyes Of hearts who know how we come alive We’’ll dance the dream awake when we arrive All songs ©Norine Braun 2013 SOCAN Braun and Brains Music

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released November 8, 2013

MUSICIANS

Norine Braun: Vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitars, electric guitar on No More Reprise, Lightening Strikes Twice, Fire Flames.



Adam Popowitz: Bass, lead guitar, classical guitar on How Would We Know, tambourine, shakers, keys/synth on Conventus



Elliot Polsky : Drums and percussion



Alice Fraser: Keys



Huggybear Leonard: Blues harp and penny whistle



Produced by Adam Popowitz



Recorded, mixed and mastered by Adam Popowitz at Rear Window Song & Sound Coquitlam, BC



All songs words and music composed by Norine Braun

All songs ©Norine Braun 2013 SOCAN Braun and Brains Music

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Norine Braun Vancouver, British Columbia

Her signature funky folk-blues sound simply cannot be matched. Best listened to as loud as your neighbours will tolerate. Abortmag

Her music sounds like the union of Nick Cave with Patti Smith & City and Colour deep in the Canadian forests.
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An imaginative display of fine musicianship, potent vocals and heartfelt lyrics, talent like hers doesn't exactly come around too often. Music Emission
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