NOT FAR AWAY

by Glen Foster Group

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Out in the country where I feel alive Down county roads that I love to drive Dust clouds billow high in the sky See them far away up where the magpies fly There’s been no rain and the fields are dry The sun so hot those crops wither and die Riding a Harley there’s an easy smile The road stretches on for a country mile Dusty Roads I still see you there Not in a hurry and going nowhere No destination and you don’t care Just carry that load, Dusty Roads Back in the city there lives a man Worked in the theatre as a lead stage hand Behind the scenes had the time of his life Met a pretty singer who became his wife She had a smile that would make him melt And he could growl when that's how he felt An honest working man deserves an ode Everybody knew him as Dusty Rhodes Dusty Rhodes I still see you there Not in a hurry and going nowhere No destination and you don’t care Just carry that load, Dusty Rhodes Then a young man appeared on the scene Bursting with talent all tall and lean Playing piano like he’s in a trance Those flying fingers made the people dance Papa would listen all full of pride Maman la chanteuse singing at his side A man of his word, an honour to know Husband, friend, father, brother Dusty Rhodes Off in the corner stands an electric grand The man sits down with his magic hands It's just a dusty old Fender Rhodes It comes alive with melody and modes Dusty Roads, Dusty Rhodes, Dusty Rhodes He’s a legend, not forgotten, still loved
2.
There’s a party out there somewhere tonight In a wide open space where the stars shine bright You can come as you are, ya you look alright There’s a party out there tonight You either use it or lose it and I’ll show you how I need a cold one over here, let’s get it on right now Just do your thing and then take a bow There's a party out there tonight I can’t wait to celebrate in the open air All my crazy friends are gonna be there We’re gonna party hard till the morning light The old dog’s bark is worse than his bite There’ll be music out there for the rockin’ crowd Those twangin’ guitars ringin’ loud and proud Pretty girls boogie with all their might There's a party out there tonight There’s a party out there somewhere tonight Got a bon fire blazing, man it’s quite a sight You can go hog wild, and no one’s uptight There’s a party out there tonight There’s a Party Out There Tonight
3.
Some people find life is frightful funny When they’re hanging on by a thread Grasping for more time and mortgage money While the roof caves in overhead Some people claim they just need a break Something to show for the time they take, they’ve got Brains for the brilliant, Brawn for the beast Beauty for the bashful they abuse it the least Love for the lonely, Food for the feast One for the only, Prayer for the priest Some people living life like a dream Fancy crowned kings and queens In ivory castles with courtyard kingdoms, Their serfs and servants at knee, ya but I’ve got you baby, you’ve got me, together We’ll drive these dreams into reality, we’ve got A scene from a silent movie Where the beautiful girl’s tied to the railroad track The train comes barrelling down the line With smoke just billowing from its stack The bad guys are getting away with the money And it looks like curtains, but wait Here comes our hero to save the day Some people’s luck runs from bad to worse All in the flash of an eye Struggling to fight back from last to first Then they call it success overnight Some people make it, make no mistake, they’ve got Plenty to show for the time they take
4.
A real bad bug’s been going around Spreading through the air all over town I break out in a sweat and it makes me shake My temperature climbs and I can’t escape Mama says it’s love but I don’t believe her It feels so good must be Rockabilly Fever Doctor said son you better stay in bed I got a bottle of pills for the pain in my head I’ve been drinking hard trying to drown this thing Dizzy when I walk and my ears just ring My girl’s afraid I might leave her I said don’t worry honey it’s just Rockabilly Fever Rockabilly Fever, Rockabilly Fever, Rockabilly Fever, Rockabilly Fever I’m burning up, I can’t cool down Rockabilly Fever, Rockabilly Fever It’s highly contagious and it’s catching on Kids on the street are dancing all night long It’s an epidemic escalating everywhere Mom and Dad jiving don’t seem to care I can’t tell a lie, I’m no deceiver Bless my soul it’s Rockabilly Fever
5.
I do not do like you do, no I do not do like you do You will when I won't, you do when I don't I Do Not Do Like You Do We all have our favourite thing that lasts until it ends We all hide sometimes behind a face that pretends Id’ rather fight than switch and drive right in the ditch But it doesn’t mean that we can’t still be friends Some say love was meant for others but not them Some say that the law is only there for them that sin They preach kindness for the weak and forgiveness for the meek But they're never going down that road again Robert Lee of Harrisburg was born one stormy night His politics leaned left though he was reaching for the right He had plans for this and schemes for that, scams are through his life But they buried him before he saw the light You might see me Stepping Out On Saturday Night You might Party Out There Tonight if you Feel Alright You might sing and dance every time you get the chance And never know you're such a scary sight Everybody knows a willow bow is made for bending Everybody appreciates a helping hand somebody’s lending Everybody has a story some are short and some are long And you never so NO to a happy ending
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Dalgety Bay 02:56
In a village on the Firth of Forth where the boats go sailing by In the heather on the hillside I found the love of my life A sweet kind hearted lassie with flowers in her hair And I knew I’d never stray far from Dalgety Bay Her eyes they shone like starlight the day they first met mine A smile to bring the laughter, no fairer love I’d find T’was then that I knew down deep inside I could not go away And that I’d never stray far from Dalgety Bay Dalgety Bay, I’d travel endless miles Dalgety Bay, a farthing for your smile Well she told me that she loved me and her heart was truly mine We decided then to marry, a cottage we would find There we’d raise a family, a daughter or a son And pray they’d never stray far from Dalgety Bay Dalgety Bay, I’d travel endless miles Dalgety Bay, a farthing for your smile Our travels they have taken us o’er mountains far abroad To Canada across the sea, through foreign lands we’ve trod But there’s the place we’ll e’er return, it’s where we make our home I know I’ll never stray far from Dalgety Bay Dalgety Bay, I’d travel endless miles Dalgety Bay, a farthing for your smile Yes there’s the place we’ll e’er return it’s where we make our home Now I know I’ll never stray far from Dalgety Bay I know I’ll never stray far from Dalgety Bay
7.
Feel Alright 03:53
I’ve know about it for a long, long, time There’s a lot of people searching for peace of mind When I can make somebody smile it makes me feel alright I don’t care to complain about the aches and the pains I won’t stop and stare if your style’s not the same Try not to think of a thing don’t make me feel alright, yes I feel alright Now I’m walking through the park on a sunny day Through the leaves and the trees where the children play I stop for a rest and a breathe of that cool, clean air Summer breeze is blowing my blues away Song bird’s singing so sweetly I say Hey, it feels so good today just to be alive Sun’s gonna shine and I feel alright Moon’s gonna rise with a heavenly light Stars gonna shine in the sky, I feel alright, yes I feel alright But sometimes you know I get so downhearted Feel I’m defeated before I’ve started Why don’t you give me a ring, come on over tonight Sometimes you know I get so discouraged Sit around the house and all I do is worry Why don’t you give me a lift, make me feel alright, feel alright Now I don’t mind working for my livelihood I don’t really care if the money’s no good It doesn’t bother me when the cool rain’s starting to fall I just ride that train to the end of the line I hope and pray that it’ll be on time I’ll pay my way through this word and just laugh at it all Sun’s gonna shine and I feel alright Moon’s gonna rise with a heavenly light Stars gonna shine here tonight, I feel alright, yes I feel alright
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Love as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky above What remains is faith and hope and love but the greatest of these is love Joy brings deep contentment and happiness within Joy to the world rings out when generosity begins The Fruit of the Spirit grows like branches on a tree With nourishment and caring it abounds for you and me We live our lives, we love and learn, yearning to be free The Fruit of the Spirit nurtures me Peace our hearts cry out for, could we just give it a chance Kindness can’t be all that hard, it’s like learning how to dance Faithfulness needs loyalty, trust and deep respect Patience isn’t easy, it takes practice not neglect Goodness grows with every seed we sow throughout our lives The gardener hoes every weed that threatens to survive Gentleness brings comfort, like a mother to her child Self-control unbridled is like a river raging wild
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Somewhere over the river, not far away Somewhere over the river, not far away My worries soon shall be released My soul will finally be at peace Somewhere over the river, not far away Somewhere down the road a spell, not far away Somewhere down the road a spell, not far away My burden gladly been laid down Happy that I’m glory bound Somewhere down the road a spell, not far away Somewhere under the rainbow, not far away Somewhere under the rainbow, not far away My cares surrendered when I’m old Then I’ll find that pot of gold Somewhere under the rainbow, not far away Somewhere when I’ve sung my song, not far away Somewhere when I’ve sung my song, not far away My troubles all will disappear Joyful singing in my ears Somewhere when I’ve sung my song, not far away Somewhere over the river, not far away Somewhere over the river, not far away My worries soon shall be released My soul will finally find peace Somewhere over the river, not far away Somewhere over the river, not far away, not far away

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Arranged by Glen Foster for Rescue Records
Performed by Glen Foster Group and Special Guests
Includes 4 tracks from EP 'Party Out There Tonight' released 17/4/2019

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released April 24, 2020

All songs composed by Glen Foster*, Parent Publishing SOCAN
*Party Out There Tonight by Glen A. Foster and Glen R. Foster
Produced by Glen Foster and Rick Salt for Parent Productions
Rescue Records RRCD 2020, All Rights Reserved

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Glen Foster Group Nanaimo, British Columbia

Glen Foster is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter, entertainer, music producer and president of his own companies: Rescue Records, Parent Publishing & Productions. He was a professional music teacher for over 20 years. He has studied rock, jazz, Chet Atkins finger style, Hawaiian, and classical guitar, has been awarded two silver medals from the Royal Conservatory of Music. ... more

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