I Heard A Lion

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released October 12, 2018

by Russell Blanchard, Adam Mercado, Ryan Monaghan, and Christopher Robinson, with Robert Graves

Recorded by I Heard A Lion in a mountain cabin in Colorado and in McPherson, Kansas
Mixed by Ryan Monaghan
Mastered by Alex Chapman at PNW Mastering

All songs written by I Heard A Lion

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I Heard A Lion Mc Pherson, Kansas

I Heard A Lion is an American indie rock band from central Kansas who have been described as "No gimmicks, just soulful Americana." Comprised of band members hailing from California, Texas, and Kansas, I Heard A Lion's sound is a rich and vibrant mix of West Coast energy, Southern heart, and Midwestern honesty. ... more

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Track Name: Take It Home
Hoping to find myself in this mess
A jumbled mind describes me best
To lose my religion, to find my faith
Is the method of self-discovery I will take

I’m gonna take these thoughts
Throw ‘em all away
The road to find myself
Is a road I never take

Hoping to rise above this bitterness
To live the kind of life that stands the test
Of time and toil and my own broken heart
I want to know the maker and his part

I’m gonna take these thoughts
Throw ‘em all away
The road to find myself
Is a road I never take

Through this mess I still have hope
That you’ll call me home
Track Name: World Sits Still
All our dreams are here to stay
We live to fight another day
Hands against the window pane

The world sits still
To grant our play
The world sits still
To grant our play

Footprints soiled in the rug
Welcomed home with a hug
Your eyes are wide, my heart is full

The world sits still
To grant our play
The world sits still
To grant our play

A simple life we live by choice
My peace is brought on by your voice
Two separate lives create a home

The world sits still
To grant our play
The world sits still
To grant our play
Track Name: Quiet Town
I didn’t have to look long to find you
Though the path went many different ways
But darlin’ I’m so glad to know you
Life will never be the same

I grew up in a quiet town
Quite a ways from you
We met in a quiet town
A ways from everybody we knew
So we’ll live in a quiet town
The way we all must do
And when I die
In a quiet town
I’ll sleep right next to you

I knew the minute that I saw you
The way you took my breath away
That I could never live without you
Not one minute of the day

I grew up in a quiet town
Quite a ways from you
We met in a quiet town
A ways from everybody we knew
So we’ll live in a quiet town
The way we all must do
And when I die
In a quiet town
I’ll sleep right next to you

And when I die
In a quiet town
I’ll sleep right next to you
I’ll sleep right next to you
Track Name: Friendly Fire
The sun went down before we knew
And all at once we lost our way
We threw punches in the dark
Fighting for the light of day

And in the end the sun came up to find us gasping
Each one scared to face the damage that he’d done

It’s hard to say I’m moving on
When every step is a reminder
Of how we turned upon ourselves
And how we crumbled under pressure

Before the end I want to learn to keep my cool
I wont survive another friendly firefight

I don’t understand these weapons in my hand
They used to be words so easily heard
Now I can’t hear you for the noise

I don’t understand these weapons in my hand
They used to be words so easily heard
Now I can’t hear you for the noise
Now I can’t hear you for the noise
Track Name: Hope Lake
Put me on a train
Toward the Great Divide
I’m gonna head out west
And sleep amongst the pines

Back to the land I love
Where my grandfather worked his trade
To build a home for us
And make his mother proud
I know

Take me down the trail
To a town filled with ghosts
We’ll climb into the trees
And set up our post

This is the land we love
Where our house lies above a lake
The memories that we’ve made
Will forever be ingrained
I know

The songs we sing out there
Words of hope
Of souls laid bare
We’ll find peace somewhere
With trouble on our heels
And our minds in the air

Up the mountain we go
To the lake of great hope
With our children on our backs
We’ll scale the western slope

Up the mountain we go
To the lake of great hope
With our children on our backs
We’ll scale the western slope

The songs we sing out there
Words of hope
Of souls laid bare
We’ll find peace somewhere
With trouble on our heels
And our minds in the air
Track Name: Idle Hands
Give me time
To make you mine
I need hope to stay alive
Are there fires between the lines
Or are you only marking time

Cause we’re not made to be alone
Wasted, waiting by the phone
Waiting for each others call
Cause you and I have idle hands
And the devil’s making plans
Feel the axe about to fall

Fear has turned your heart to stone
A statue on a pedestal
Do you think you know the end
Two broken hearts too cracked to mend

Cause we’re not made to be alone
Wasted, waiting by the phone
Waiting for a call from you
Cause you and I have idle hands
And the devil’s making plans
He’s got a wicked follow through

Fear has turned your heart to stone
A statue on a pedestal
Do you think you know the end
Two broken hearts too cracked to mend

Cause we’re not made to be alone
Wasted, waiting by the phone
Waiting for each others call
You and I have idle hands
And the devil’s making plans
Feel the axe about to fall
Track Name: Push On
Wake up
Sing for your supper and take up
The task that is yours for the taking
Do what you were born to do

Love it
No time for the pushing and shoving
Life will rush on and you’ll stand there
Withered by winter winds

Push on, push on
My friend
To the end
Push on, push on
My friend
To the warmth around the bend

Maybe we’d all sleep like sweet little babies
If we’d only lay down our maybes
And try for a yes or two

I know I’ve been kicked around
And it’s so hard to leave it behind and get mobile
But maybe that’s just how we heal

Push on, push on
My friend
To the end
Push on, push on
My friend
To the warmth around the bend

Push on, push on
My friend
To the end
Push on, push on
My friend
To the warmth around the bend
Track Name: Sunflower Hymn
It’s safe to say I am home
Grain fields and farm houses glitter like gold
Listening I hear the song
Calling me somewhere I used to belong

Home sweet home
Takes the shape that your heart takes too
Home sweet home
Is changing slow
Like the grass growing under my feet

I spent some time in the south
I lost my mind when my heart sold it out
Scenery started to change
And I felt my heart had moved up to the plains

Home sweet home
Takes the shape that your heart takes too
Home sweet home
Is changing slow
Like the grass growing under my feet

I won’t go back to where I’m thinking of
My heart is a hand inside a well fitted glove
Home is in the heart as well as the blood

It’s safe to say I am home
Grain fields and farm houses never grow old
Listening I hear the wind
Singing the song of the place I call home

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