My song, “Heaven”, was just chosen as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. I recorded this quick video of it. It’s a chill, folky number. Enjoy!
For all you guitarists, this version is in open C (CGCGCE)
Words and music by Luke Brindley
Produced by Chip Johnson
Don’t need no trumpets or no pearly gates
Tell Saint Peter put the guest book away
Crystal lakes and streets of gold
Life together is better than stories we been told
Yeah I know my hearts true home
Ain’t nothing I can own
When I’m with you and you and you alone
Might as well be heaven
Blanket on the beach - your body next to mine
Tan skin glowing in the bonfire shine
Strumming a song - sipping strawberry wine
We’re simple and free and it feels just fine
Swear I heard those angel choirs sing
When she said she’d wear my ring
Wanted that girl more than anything
Feels a lot like heaven
Ain’t no telling how I’ll go when it’s my time
Peacefully in sleep or face a firing line
Hand me my guitar as they lay me down
Have my kids and wife and friends gather round
Maybe when we’re released
No more sorrow - just wholeness and peace
I think I’ve had my own taste of that feast
Feels a lot like…
I’ve never felt at home
In this world of flesh and blood and bone
Maybe the love I’ve known and the grace I’ve been shown
Is just a glimpse of heaven
This is one of my favorite all-time albums, and if you’re in Pittsburgh (or somewhere else that feels like Spring has arrived, however momentarily, after a hard winter), this is a great record for putting on in the car and putting the windows down. :)
(If this wood stove worked, I would be king of the world)
I try to make sure to stand outside the cabin in just a tshirt and jeans every night.
Yes, it’s been an electrically cold winter. And yes, wiser activities are abundant in the wild.
The thing is, I want to feel the depth of the darkness, the fullness of the bite. The brutal wind pushing the tops of the white pines with it’s sweeping white noise.
This is the pinnacle of my humble existence. Despite the bite, it’s good to be alive.
While I’m prone to slip and slide through opinion, I understand and relate to small, simple parts of life. I love and understand fire, cold, whiskey, music and someday hopefully, women.
That’s why I’m positively stunned by this PledgeMusic project. It’s beyond my comprehension. It’s a language I don’t have to understand in order to speak. But it works better than any fire, better than the best snow I’ve ever known.
Thank you. Yes. Thank you. m.
New percussion mic jamz.
Captain Picard & Captain Janeway