Everything Begins Here

by Chris Taylor

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Recorded in 2011 with the mindset of keeping it acoustic guitar driven but with an electronic heartbeat running throughout. Once again, there is honesty in the lyrics and they shine in the title track inspired by a Mike Scott (the Waterboys) Twitter comment. Taylor got permission from the man himself to use part of the tweet and even fashioned the song as if Mike Scott himself was singing it... The rest is history!

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released June 5, 2011

All songs written by Chris Taylor
Album Cover photo by David Martin

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Chris Taylor San Antonio, Texas

My name is Chris Taylor. I play music and create visual art and find joy in the process.

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Track Name: everything begins here
EVERYTHING BEGINS HERE CAPO 4 (Am – F – C – E)

I’VE GOT SCREWS LOOSE AND SOME BROKEN PARTS
I’M BLACK AND BLUE INSIDE OF MY HEART
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE

MY FUSE IS SHORT - MY INSIDE’S OUT
I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE

THIRTY SECONDS OR THIRTY YEARS
SPENT MY WHOLE LIFE SHIFTING GEARS
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE

MY EXILE ON MAIN STREET SELF IMPOSED
I’M WALKING AROUND IN STRANGER’S CLOTHES
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE

CHORUS
OH… A CONFESSION OF THE SOUL
WASH MY SINS WITH ROCK AND ROLL
A CONFESSION OF THE SOUL…

STARE INTO THE LIGHT - SHINING OUT
RUNNING THROUGH THE SHADOWS OF DOUBT
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE

IT’S NOT THAT I HAD THE COURAGE TO LEAVE
I JUST KNEW I WANTED TO BELIEVE
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE


SOME TAKE THE BLAME WHILE OTHERS ACCUSE
SOME DECIDE WHILE OTHERS CAN’T CHOOSE
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE

TRYING TO GET TO THE TRUTH… THESE DAYS
BUT I GET DISRACTED BY THE PURPLE HAZE
EVERYTHING… BEGINS HERE

REPEAT CHORUS HERE
Am
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… NOW

IF ETERNITY’S IN YOUR HEART & SONG
ETERNITY WON’T FEEL VERY LONG
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE

LIGHT THE WAY FOR ME TO FIND
ALL ALONG I’VE BEEN SO BLIND
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE

QUESTION IN YOUR SOUL IS LIT
YOU KNOW THERE IS NO ANSWER FIT
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN
BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MOON MY LOVE?
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE

REPEAT CHORUS 1X
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… HERE
EVERYTHING… BEGINS… NOW
Track Name: chasing after you
CHASING AFTER YOU

Intro C – F - C – F

VERSE 1
C F C F
You are a canvas of color – beyond what I know
C F Am F
Colors that only – exist in my soul
You are the words that roll – right of my tongue
You are the perfect melody – in the songs left unsung
C-F
I’m chasing after you >3x

VERSE 2
C F C F
You are under my skin – When I want you running thru my veins
C F Am F
Flowing through me – unfettered, unchained
I wanna see miracles – thru my own hands and feet
Apart from you I’m nothing – without you there is no me
C-F
I’m chasing after you >3x





BRIDGE
Am G
Of all the colors in the earth & sky
F C
You chose stardust for my eyes
Am G
Of all the colors in the deep blue sea
F (BREAK)
Make the spirit inside of me…

SOLO
C – F >3x Am – F

VERSE 3
C F C F
You are a canvas of color – beyond what I know
C F Am F
Colors that only – exist in my soul
You are the words that roll – right of my tongue
You are the perfect melody – in the songs left unsung
C-F
I’m chasing after you
I’m chasing after you
I’m chasing after you
I’m chasing after you
I’m chasing after you
I’m chasing after you
Track Name: love never fails
IF I SPEAK IN TONGUES OF MEN AND ANGELS
TURN A BLIND EYE… TO HELPLESS STRANGERS
GIVE EVERYTHING I HAVE AWAY NOW
SURRENDER MY BODY TO THE FLAMES NOW

LOVE NEVER FAILS (4X)

IF I BREAK OPEN ANOTHER HEART
KICK AND SCREAM INTO THE DARK
IF TWO BECOME ONE JUST TO FALL APART
IF I’M JUST TOO AFRAID TO REVEAL MY HEART

LOVE NEVER FAILS (4X)

IF I’M QUICK TO LISTEN - SLOW TO ANGER
IF I TRY AND KEEP YOU OUT OF DANGER
IF I CALL ON LOVE FOR MY POWER
WATCH IT UNFOLD LIKE A WILD FLOWER

LOVE NEVER FAILS -------(8X)

YOU’RE MY SISTER, YOU’RE MY BROTHER
WE’VE GOT TO LEARN TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER
BORN FROM DIFFERENT MOTHERS
TRYING TO LIVE ANOTHER DAY TO DISCOVER

THAT LOVE NEVER FAILS ----------- (8X)


IF I SPEAK IN TONGUES OF MEN AND ANGELS
TURN A BLIND EYE… TO HELPLESS STRANGERS
GIVE EVERYTHING I HAVE AWAY NOW
SURRENDER MY BODY TO THE FLAMES NOW

LOVE NEVER FAILS -------(4X)

LET IT SHINE… LIKE THE NOON DAY SUN
LET IT SHINE… LIKE THE NOON DAY SUN
LET IT SHINE… LIKE THE NOON DAY SUN
LET IT SHINE… LIKE THE NOON DAY SUN
Track Name: outside the walls of graceland
VERSE 1
A
Looking for Grace outside these walls
The human race can’t hear her at all
D
Stumbling through the darkness of the night
A
Finding safety under the neon lights
E D A – A7
Outside the walls… of Graceland

VERSE 2

With enemies like that – who needs friends?
Looking for someone – who I can depend
People used to sing your gospel songs
Now we can barely get along
Outside the walls… of Graceland

CHORUS
F#m
Elvis… we can’t cry hard enough
E
Filling our souls with the empty stuff
D
Prayin’ our prayers… from down in the dust
F#m
Who can we love? Who can we trust?
E D A
Outside the walls… of Graceland

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VERSE 3

One stop shop – fit for a King
It’s here you can find almost anything
There’s a waiting line… outside the gates
Are you lonesome tonight… Heaven can wait
Outside the walls… of Graceland

VERSE 4

This world is filled with suspicious minds
On the mystery train… speeding through life
It’s now or never… will you love me tender?
You can hear a hound dog – cryin’ tonight?
Outside the walls… of Graceland

CHORUS
F#m
Elvis… we can’t cry hard enough
E
Filling our souls with the empty stuff
D
Prayin’ our prayers… from down in the dust
F#m
Who can we love? Who can we trust?
E D A
Outside the walls… of Graceland
E D A
Outside the walls… of Graceland
E D A
Outside the walls… of Graceland
Track Name: one of the luckiest people in the world
hey, hey lucky man... you can't see heaven with your head buried in your hands.