Allison Beyer with Claire Hitchins

by Allison Beyer

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about

This is a romantic album.

Allison Beyer sings songs that she wrote during the nearly 4 years that she lived in Cochabamba, Bolivia, accompanied by her dear friend Claire Hitchins. She recorded this collection of songs as an act of gratitude for lessons learned and graces received from her time in Cochabamba.

This album is Allison's first studio recorded work. The album was originally planned to be recorded featuring only Allison and Claire, but quickly and organically snowballed into an intercultural, creative collaboration with various friends and strangers met along the way.

Allison considers this album the first step in her lifelong pursuit of creating honest and beautiful music; she plans to record and release another album soon with the knowledge and insight that she gained through this recording experience.

Allison hopes that you will enjoy her music. Es decir que espera que su música les toque el corazón. She is excited to release this album on the same day as the Full Harvest Moon! You certainly do reap what you sow, and Allison is very glad to share the fruit of her labor with you.


You can find more updates on Allison and her music at:
www.facebook.com/AllisonBeyerMusic

credits

released September 27, 2015

Claire Hitchins sings harmony and plays banjo on all tracks except "Dreamcatcher" on which she plays guitar and sings lead. This track is the only co-write.

Ramiro Vásquez, bass: tracks 1, 7 & 8.

Bernard Marinovitch, keyboard: tracks 5 & 7.

Franz Beltrán Gutiérrez, percussion: tracks 5, 6, 7 & 8.

Antoine de Labriolle, diatonic accordion: track 3.

Nathaniel Kuster, quena y zampoña: track 10.

Adrian Rojas Soliz, percussion: tracks 1, 3, 4 & 9.

Bruno Iriarte Guerra, stand up bass: tracks 3, 4, 5, 6 & 9.

Mauro Morales Tapia, guitar: track 6.

Many thanks to Bill Velicky for the use of his beautiful guitar during the recording of this album.

Thank you, to you, for listening to my music.

Recorded by Pi Producciones, Bernard Marinovitch in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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Originally from Brighton, Michigan, Allison Beyer lived in Cochabama, Bolivia for nearly 4 years.

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Track Name: A Girl Grows Up
A blooming flower
Fills the room
Thanks to long shadows
Cast by late afternoon

Rising high like a skyscraper
But easy as a laugh
This girl she grows and grows
Up, up, up

I’ll stretch my hands, let me know if you can come
I’d love to have you dancing close

A blooming flower
Fills the room
Thanks to long shadows
Cast by late afternoon

Rising high like a skyscraper
But easy as a laugh
This girl she grows and grows
Up, up, up

Did you notice how the trees keep time?
Come on let’s not waste it
Stretch, stretch, up! Touch!

A blooming flower
Fills the room
Thanks to long shadows
Cast by late afternoon

Rising high like a skyscraper
But easy as a laugh
This girl she grows and grows
Up, up, up

Oh...
Track Name: Mustard Seed
The little mustard seed
Can hardly be seen
But when it grows
It’s like a tree

So too your faith
In time will grow
If you sow
Your life in love

The Kingdom of God
Is like the seed
When it grows
It’s like a tree

Birds of the air
Nest in her leaves
The Kingdom of God
Is like the seed

The Kingdom of God
Is like the field
In the Spring
Wheat seeds will fill

At harvest time
The barns will brim
Bundles of wheat
Apart from weeds

Teacher can you tell me,
What does it mean?
You speak in riddles
We don’t perceive

What do you mean,
That I must die
For to gain
Eternal life
Track Name: If You're Lonely
If you’re lonely, don’t tell me
If you’re lonely, don’t cry to me

For I’ve been lonely too
I’m not going back through that door

Have you ever seen a face of pure joy?
Well, I have
Have you heard a heart sing?
Well, I have—I have.

If I’m crying, don’t mind me
If I’m crying, let me be

For I get lonely too
I’m just passing back through that door

Have you ever been forgiven before you could ask?
Well, I have
Have you ever found the most difficult task is to be loved?
Well, I have

If I’m lonely, don’t cry for me
And if I’m crying, let me be

For I’ve seen glory too
And I don’t mind going through that door

Have you ever seen the sunrise like a holiday?
Did you raise your arms up and offer praise?
When the first light hit your face,
Did your eyes fill with tears from the grace?
Of the miracle of another day

Of the miracle of another day

Of the miracle of another day
Track Name: Wild Hearts
I was always lost, didn’t want to be found
But you found me, you found me

I was always dreaming, head up in the clouds
You pulled me down, you gave me ground

You gave me ground,
ground, whoa oh

They say wild hearts can’t be broken
Wild hearts can’t be broken
But I’m breaking
I’m going down

How do I know? Can I trust that it’s real?
I feel seen, I feel seen

What is this love like? Where is the proof?
It’s like having the sun
Come and live in your room

They say wild hearts can’t be broken
Wild hearts can’t be broken
But I’m breaking
I’m going down
Track Name: O Lover!
O Lover! Reveal your face to mine
O Lover! You are a taste of the divine
Lover of mine

O Lover! You are a stranger to me
O Lover! Closer than myself to me
So close to me
It’s hard to see so close to me

Rejoice! The days of shame are over!
So come on, Lover, come on over!
We are the blessed vessels, we are the blessed vessels
We are, we are, we are

O Lover, come on and come a little closer
I want to see you to know you better
Don’t hide your face from me

I want to see you in your
Glory! In your Glory! In your Glory! In your Glory!

Lover, please come over
Lover, come on over

O Lover ! Tell your name to me
O Lover! I long to call it tenderly
I could call you tenderly

Rejoice! The days of shame are over!
So come on, Lover, come on over!
We are the blessed vessels, we are the blessed vessels
We are, we are, we are

In our Glory! In our Glory! In our Glory! In our Glory!

Lover, please come over
Lover, come on over!
Track Name: Come Out Tonight
No moon tonight
Only stars
I can’t sleep
So I keep writing

That old moon went off and
Ran away again
Left a dark room
Where her light had been

She left me here with a
Heavy heart
Wishing you’d come out and
Sing with me

Come out tonight, won’t you
Come out tonight
Come out tonight and sing with me

Come out tonight, won’t you
Come out tonight
Just for a little bit to sing with me

I slipped out of bed
You never stirred
I can’t sleep
When I feel blue

All the lights of the city
Don’t comfort me
The way I need you to

I know we fought in the kitchen
A few hours ago
But if you could just let it go
To come sing with me

Come out tonight, won’t you
Come out tonight
Come out tonight and sing with me

Come out tonight, won’t you
Come out tonight
Just for a little bit to sing with me

I promise it won’t take long, you’ll go back to sleep
Just for a little bit sing with me

I promise it won’t take long, you’ll go back to sleep
Just for a little bit, just for a little bit
Sing with me

Oh, oh, sing with me!
Track Name: Pity
He didn’t want my pity
He didn’t need my tears
But I had a sad song
Ringing in my ears

He didn’t want my crying eyes
He didn’t need me to sympathize
He sang the blues to show me how
He learned to fly

I wanted to see a broken life
Instead of a phoenix in the fire
I was looking for my own pain in his eyes
So I missed the phoenix in the fire
So I missed the phoenix in the fire

I had to hide my heart
I had to clear my throat
I had to marvel at the man
fishing in his sinking boat

With his shining face raised to the sky
Thanking God for the good things in his life
Now tell me, who’s the fool
He or I?

To see the ashes or salvation in the fire?

I wanted to see a broken life
Instead of a phoenix in the fire
I was looking for my own pain in his eyes
So I missed the phoenix in the fire
So I missed the phoenix in the fire

He didn’t try to change my mind
Never compared his lot to mine
I could tell he was amused by my surprise
To meet a battered man with joy in his eyes
Now tell me, who’s the fool
He or I?

To see the wreckage or the glory when we die?

I wanted to see a broken life
Instead of a phoenix in the fire
I was looking for my own pain in his eyes
So I missed the phoenix in the fire
So I missed the phoenix in the fire
Track Name: Will
My Lord told me,
Love even your enemies,
But sometimes my enemy is me

My Lord told me,
Love even your enemies,
But sometimes my enemy is me

Put the cart before the horse
Count your chickens fast
Cause there’s no earthly way
This love will last

But if I will,
And you will,
Then we will
We’ll last!

But if I will,
And you will,
Then we will
We’ll last!

Read some books by Peck and Freud
Read the Bible too
Seems that love’s the only thing
That depends on you

But I’ve got bad habits
I can’t kick
Just when things start heating up
I tend to quit

But if I will,
And you will,
Then we will
We’ll last!

But if I will,
And you will,
Then we will
We’ll last!

But if I will, Put the cart before the horse!
And you will, Count your chickens fast!
Then we will There’s no earthly way
We’ll last! This love will last!

But if I will, I've got bad habits!
And you will, I can’t kick!
Then we will just when things start heating up
We’ll last! I tend to quit!

But if I will,
And you will,
Then we will
We’ll last!
Track Name: The Red Sun
The train heads North
While the past stays South
The red sun going down beside us
The red sun burning down beside us

It was light when we left
Now here in the dark
We’re making our way
Home

So sleep while you can, Love,
I’ll be the one
To watch how the lands they change
To watch how the lands they change

It’s a soft divide to my tired eyes
Farms, rivers and fields and cable lines
Farms, rivers and fields and cable lines

Tomorrow we’ll wake in a new land
We’ll have to step down from the tracks
But I’ll be alright
Yes, I swear I’ll be fine
Just don’t let go of my hand

In the dark of the train
Or the brightness of day
Please don’t let go of my hand
Please don’t let go of my hand

The train heads North
While the past stays South
The red sun going down beside us
The red sun burning down beside us

We slept to the West
We woke to the East
Watched the herons settle in the stream

I fly like a hawk
Above it all
Watch the towns and the bridges so small
All the towns and the bridges so small

In each of the four directions
I remembered to call out my name

Cause I want my soul
Yes, I need my soul
To follow me here on this train
To find me here on this train

Tomorrow we’ll wake in a new land
We’ll have to step down from the tracks
But I’ll be alright
Yes, I swear I’ll be fine
Just don’t let go of my hand

In the dark of the train
Or the brightness of day
Please don’t let go of my hand
Please don’t let go of my hand

The train heads North
While the past stays South
The red sun going down beside us
The red sun burning down beside us
Track Name: Dreamcatcher
You are the One; we are the wonderers
You break the dawn; we’ll be the sun catchers

And we’ll wait, we’ll wait
For your Son to rise in us

And we’ll wait, we’ll wait
For your Son to rise in us

You move the night; we’ll be the night watchers
You map the stars; we’ll be the dreamcatchers

And we’ll wait, we’ll wait
For your dream to grow in us

And we’ll wait, we’ll wait
For your dream to grow in us

O Radiant Dawn! O Setting Sun!
Come to us now, Your Kingdom come

O Radiant Dawn! O Setting Sun!
Come to us now, Your Kingdom come

We are pilgrims of the circling hours, Oh, Oh
We are pilgrims of the circling hours, Oh, Oh

O Holy Dawn! O Holy Day! Oh, Oh
O Evening Tide! O Milky Way! Oh, Oh, Oh

You are the All; we sing Alleluia
You are the All; we sing all Alleluia
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia