The Songs, Volume One

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released September 13, 2014

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Ric Cabot Podmore & Kevin Clock
Assistant Engineers: J.P. Manza, Jesse O'Brien, Steve Sykes, Jeff "Woody" Woodruff & Bobby Campbell

Mastered by Tom Capek at Colorado Sound

Recorded at:
Colorado Sound Studios - Westminster, CO
Track Record Studios - N. Hollywood, CA
Matriculation Studios - Thousand Oaks, CA
Entourage Studios - N. Hollywood, CA
The Village - Los Angeles, CA
Westlake Studios - West Hollywood, CA
Firehouse Recording Studios - Pasadena, CA

Cover Photo by Eric Weber
Cover Design by Mark Griffin

All songs Copyright/Published by As Is - No Warranty Music, Inc./BMI

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Track Name: Your Love Pulled Me Through
YOUR LOVE PULLED ME THROUGH
Words and Music by Ric Cabot Podmore

Not so long ago,
Really not that long at all,
I was only just a number
Where the digit counters fall;
Then one day it finally happened…you were there
Far from the room that I was trapped in
Now I’m walking on air;

I’m flyin’ high like a hot air balloon,
Livin’ life as full-length cartoon;
I’m so alive, so vibrant and new
All the time, ‘cause your love pulled me through
I’m flyin’ high all the time
‘Cause your love pulled me through;

In these new surroundings
I’m like a stranger lost at home;
Turned inside out and upside down
From everything I’ve ever known;
Now my life’s the celebration once foreseen,
Deep inside predestination
And the everlasting dream;

I’m flyin’ high like a hot air balloon,
Livin’ life as full-length cartoon;
I’m so alive, so vibrant and new
All the time, ‘cause your love pulled me through
I’m flyin’ high all the time
‘Cause your love pulled me…

Through the deepest valley and my darkest night;
In the narrow alley, I’ve spread my wings, I’m taking flight-

I’m flyin’ high like a hot air balloon,
Livin’ life as full-length cartoon;
I’m so alive, so vibrant and new
All the time, ‘cause your love pulled me through
I’m flyin’ high all the time
‘Cause your love pulled me through
Track Name: Maybe
MAYBE
Words and Music by Mark Griffin, Tom Capek and Ric Cabot Podmore

“Maybe,” I said to myself
The first time I saw you,
The way that my heart felt;
Can you tell me, “What if”…
If we take this chance,
Would you dive in head first
And dance another dance?
But your apprehension keeps building tension
What’s it gonna take to get you in this game?

Just consider the possibility
Of maybe, maybe;
When you imagine how awesome it will be,
Maybe, maybe,
You know it just may be;

“It’s crazy,” I’ve told all my friends,
I know how it starts
But no clue how it ends;
If we’re really gonna do this,
We’ve gotta see eye to eye,
Gotta seize this moment
Before it passes by;
Are you second guessing this carnal blessing?
Are you sure you want let this slip away?

Just consider the possibility
Of maybe, maybe;
When you imagine how awesome it will be,
Maybe, maybe…

There’s so much potential for this love affair,
I’ll close my eyes let you take me there;

“Maybe,” I said to myself the first time I saw you…

It’s highly likely this might be something real,
Maybe, maybe,
Just a notion of emotion that I feel,
Maybe, maybe…
You know it just may be;
Track Name: When I Dream
WHEN I DREAM
Words and Music by Mark Griffin and Ric Cabot Podmore

As the night falls
And darkness stakes its claim,
The moon shines like a spotlight
And the stars all take the stage;
The overture of the day is done
And it slowly fades to black,
The unveiling, the revealing
Of the real from the abstract
When I close my eyes...

Time stands still as the champagne spills,
Living the ultimate thrill,
When I dream, when I dream;
Tasting death where no one dies,
Freefalling out of the sky,
Awakened just in time,
When I dream,
When I dream;

In the silence
The soundtrack's amplified;
Every movement, every motion,
Every detail's magnified;
"To Be Continued..." every night
In this reoccurring role,
All the mystery and the magic
Of the music in my soul:
When I close my eyes...

Time stands still as the champagne spills,
Living the ultimate thrill,
When I dream, when I dream;
Tasting death where no one dies,
Freefalling out of the sky,
Awakened just in time,
When I dream,
When I dream;

Round and round on this carousel
Lost between Heaven and Hell
When I dream, when I dream...

Time stands still as the champagne spills,
Living the ultimate thrill,
When I dream, when I dream;
Tasting death where no one dies,
Freefalling out of the sky,
Awakened just in time,
When I dream,
When I dream;
Track Name: Holy
HOLY
Words and Music by Mark Griffin and Ric Cabot Podmore

I find it strange, so strange
Every time I contemplate this mystery;
When things change suddenly
And nothing makes any kind of sense to me;
I’ve heard the words and I know the voice
But I can’t read the writing on the wall;
And now I doubt every choice,
Do I really make any difference here at all?

Why do I have to be holy?
When there’s no end in sight, no end to the night-
Why does time pass me so slowly?
Tell me, why…

…do I walk the road
Where the dye of disillusion has been cast?
It makes the world appear bitter cold
And righteousness is always fading fast-

Why do I have to be holy?
When there’s no end in sight, no end to the night-
Why does time pass me so slowly?
First on the left, then on the right-
Why do I have to try to find an end to this futility?
Why do I have to be…holy?

Why do I have to be holy?
When there’s no end in sight, no end to the night-
Why does time pass me so slowly?
First on the left, then on the right-
Why do I have to die to find an end to this futility?
Why do I have to be…holy?

I find it strange, so strange…
Track Name: Where Love Stands Alone
WHERE LOVE STANDS ALONE
Words and Music by John Robinson and Ric Cabot Podmore

I’ve seen in my dreams
Great visions of paradise;
A world so secure,
So far from my earthly disguise;
Oh if I can awaken just to find I’d been taken-

Where love stands alone
At the highest of highs with the greatest reward;
There lies the unknown
Where the truth is revealed at the edge of the sword;
Tearing pain from my soul
All for me to know
Where love stands alone;

Can I ever die
To the treasures I hold in my hand?
And know, really know
There’s far more than I understand;
But there’s no mistaking, this is my awakening-

Where love stands alone
At the highest of highs with the greatest reward;
There lies the unknown
Where the truth is revealed at the edge of the sword;
Tearing pain from my soul
All for me to know
Where love stands alone, all alone
Forever I want to live…

Where love stands alone
At the highest of highs with the greatest reward;
There lies the unknown
Where the truth is revealed at the edge of the sword;
Tearing pain from my soul
All for me to know
Where love stands alone;
Track Name: Overexposed
OVEREXPOSED
Words and Music by Mark Griffin and Ric Cabot Podmore

I should have known
But in my heart I knew it all along
I got carried away by my naiveté
And put the peddle down with full blinders on;
Then everything changed
I guess my novelty lost all it's charm
Every word that you've said turns my world bloody red
Now you're nothing but a false alarm;
Yea, that's what you are...

I was blind and I believed,
I wore my heart out on my sleeve
I gave it all so easily,
I was such a fool to trust in you,
Letting go with my eyes closed
So overexposed;

You should have known
I was bound to figure everything out;
Always taken for granted, living so disenchanted
Now I finally know what you're all about,
What you're all about;

I was blind and I believed,
I wore my heart out on my sleeve
I gave it all so easily,
I was such a fool to trust in you,
So overexposed
Now it's time for you to see
The freedom your truth gives to me
I've reclaimed all my dignity
And I'm over, over, over

Don't try calling, I want nothing more from you
There's no use talking, there's not a thing that you can do
I can't forget you soon enough;
Track Name: How Can I Find You?
HOW CAN I FIND YOU?
Words and Music by Ric Cabot Podmore

Ever since I can remember
My heart has been on fire;
Unwilling to surrender
My search for something higher;
So is it God or heaven
I’ve seen behind my face?
That brought me to this moment
Then left without trace;
Is there a way for me to unravel this mystery?

How can I find you
When I can’t find myself?
How in the world will I ever know…
If I’m right behind you
Or maybe somewhere else?
How will I ever find the truth?
How can I find you?

And so my search continues
Through each and everyday;
Whatever time that I lose
Is worth what I will gain;
I know there’s a way for me to unravel this mystery…

How can I find you
When I can’t find myself?
How in the world will I ever know…
If I’m right behind you
Or maybe somewhere else?
How will I ever find the truth?
How can I…

…find the answers
That have eluded me
For so long?
I’ve wasted chances
So foolishly,
It’s like you’re here
And then you’re gone;

How can I find you
When I can’t find myself?
How in the world will I ever know…
If I’m right behind you
Or maybe somewhere else?
How will I ever find the truth?
How can I find you?
Track Name: Ask Me If I Care
ASK ME IF I CARE
Words and Music by Ric Cabot Podmore

Every night the city lights
Continue to remind me,
I've let you go and it's time to paint this town;
What's done is done, we've had our run
And I've found the silver lining,
I'm not about to let you bring me down;
You should've known by now
The truth will make you free;

If you think I'm cryin'
I've got news for you,
'Cause I'm a million miles away from there;
It's just the perfect timing
Of my universe,
So go ahead, if you dare,
And ask me if I care,
Ask me if I care:

Everyday you fade away
And it's harder to remember
Just what it was I ever saw in you;
I guess I fell for the wicked spell
Of a promising pretender,
But you never, ever could come through:
You should've known by now
The truth will make you free;

If you think I'm cryin'
I've got news for you,
'Cause I'm a million miles away from there;
It's just the perfect timing
Of my universe,
So go ahead, if you dare,
And ask me if I care,
Ask me if I care

'Cause I don't care anymore
You've shown your true colors vividly;
No, I don't care anymore
You're nothing more than a waste of time to me;

If you think I'm cryin'
I've got news for you,
'Cause I'm a million miles away from there;
It's just the perfect timing
Of my universe,
So go ahead, if you dare,
And ask me if I care,
Ask me if I care
Track Name: I've Been In Love Before
I’VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE
Words and Music by Ric Cabot Podmore

You should know that this is
Nothing new for me;
Tasting Judas kisses
And once again I’m free;

Free from all the heartache
I’ve been living through;
It’s time I leave behind any trace
Of ever loving you;

I’ve learned to live with mistakes I’ve made,
Yea, that’s how the game is played;

I’ve been in love before, I’ve seen it all and I know the score;
I’ve traveled down your road but baby, I can’t go there anymore;
Even though you know it’s not at all what I planned, I understand…
‘Cause I’ve been in love before;

I had the phone disconnected
And the mailbox changed;
And just as I suspected
You had this all prearranged;

Your world is far from the end of me,
Just you wait and see;

I’ve been in love before, I’ve seen it all and I know the score;
I’ve traveled down your road but baby, I can’t go there anymore;
Even though you know it’s not at all what I planned, I understand…
‘Cause I’ve been in love….

I can still remember the very first time,
Mesmerized by the stars that blinded my eyes…ah, but
Fool me once, shame on you,
Fool me twice, shame on me;

I’ve been in love before, I’ve seen it all and I know the score;
I’ve traveled down your road but baby, I can’t go there anymore;
Even though you know it’s not at all what I planned, I understand…
‘Cause I’ve been in love before;
Track Name: Cross My Heart
CROSS MY HEART
Words and Music by Ric Cabot Podmore

So the wedge is driven deep within,
And the splintered pieces fall far from;
Leaving me forgiven once again,
Once and for all, completely;
How many times have I prophesied?
The words I spoke as a child…

Cross my heart and hope to die,
Before the stars fall from the sky,
As the world is torn in two,
I’ll be sworn to You right from the start…
Cross my heart;

Now the door is open, open wide
To the narrow corridor, entrance way;
Where time is frozen, crystallized,
There’s no tomorrows and no yesterdays;
How many times have I prophesied?
How many times, my God?

Cross my heart and hope to die,
Before the stars fall from the sky,
As the world is torn in two,
I’ll be sworn to You right from the start…

When I met You on the corner
Where heaven intersects with earth,
I realized I’d been a foreigner,
Not knowing what my life was worth;
And I hope to die,
Stick a needle in my eye;

Cross my heart and hope to die,
Before the stars fall from the sky,
As the world is torn in two,
I’ll be sworn to You right from the start…
Cross my heart;
Track Name: What I Wouldn't Give
WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE
Words and Music by Ric Cabot Podmore

I don’t think I could have ever imagined
It’s so strange;
I won’t deny that something’s happened
And I’ve changed
Since I’ve found you, I’m all about you
Now, I want every moment,
Of everyday
To show you how very much I’m devoted
To you in the deepest way;
It’s so compelling, there’s no telling

What I wouldn’t give,
What I wouldn’t do;
To know I could live
Forever with you;
For you there’s no sacrifice on this earth
That I wouldn’t give;

I can’t believe I ever lived without you
For so long;
I’m so naïve, how could I ever doubt you?
Now those days are gone;
You’re my inspiration, my dedication

What I wouldn’t give
What I wouldn’t do;
To know I could live
Forever with you;
For you there’s no sacrifice on this earth…

Never in my wildest dreams
Could I have ever seen
Being loved by you…and

What I wouldn’t give
What I wouldn’t do;
To know I could live
Forever with you;
For you there’s no sacrifice on this earth
That I wouldn’t give;
Track Name: Vagabond
VAGABOND
Words and Music by Mark Griffin and Ric Cabot Podmore

I’ve seen enough to know
Yea, I’ve been around
And I’m not about to let some human anchor
Weigh me down;
I’d rather fly alone
All by myself
Than live complacent here inside
The depths of hell;

You’ve shown me far more than I care to see
So much more than I care to know
Now you can dine alone in your misery
As for me, I’ll take mine “to go”-
The vagabond on the road
“To go”
The vagabond on the road-

I’ll take the fast lane
And shoot from the hip
But you’ll never find me drowning
On some sinking ship;
So don’t waste your time thinkin’
Of what could have been
‘Cause this life’s too short to travel down that road again;

You’ve shown me far more than I care to see
So much more than I care to know
Now you can dine alone in your negativity
As for me, I’ll take mine “to go”-
The vagabond on the road
“To go”
The vagabond on the road-