Rock of Luv

Denny Carleton

Short story of my music life

When I was a kid in little league Said coach play or trade me So I put down my glove picked up my guitar

Everything just fell into place In the flow of music and some kind of grace That has brought me pretty far

Didn't know where I fit Didnt know to stand or sit Lookin for the fire that had been lit

Then came faith on the wings of a dove Sent down from up above I Keep on rockin to the Rock of love

7 years in the wilderness Felt like Eliot Ness Dodging all the bad guys What a mess

But I had a plate of righteousness And had a lot to confess But I made some new friends When I left the nest

Published my music A few thought I was great I could never figure if I was early or late A square peg in a round hole was my fate

Man should not be alone So I tried with love that was on a loan When the bubble burst I came back home

Folk rock and church hurried by Sang for the ground sang for the sky Laughed so hard I thought I'd cry

Somehow I found the holy grail Take this card get out of jail Came out winning Where I thought I'd fail

I didnt know where I fit Didnt get my kicks on Route 66 That was no top forty hit

Then came hope on the wings of a dove Sent down from up above I kept on rockin to the rock of luv

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Do You Call That Love?

Denny Carleton

What do You call those kind of realtaionships that Your not sure of what they are yet.

Its time again to start where we left off Ill balance you balance me no charge no cost Once again we are brought together the seasons have healed all our wounds Ive learned so much you forget so little Its all happening so soon

Do you call that love What do you call that Do you call that love

Youll cry when I tell you I missed you no lover can love like you do Well relax under the sunlight wondering how another year we got through I hear these melodies inside my head Ive got to write another tune Like a love like ouurs will never die it will change rooms

Do you call that love What do you call that Do you call that love

Theres got to be a breakthrough coming somewhere We cant go on this way Dont let the darkness I see around you overtake you Darling Ive got to say If you cant right it then dont you fight it Theres too much living to We cant deny it but neither of us will try it What are we trying to prove

Do you call that love What do you call that Do you call that love

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Everything I Want

Denny Carleton

I was praying at the Blessed Sacrament about my Uncle's estate and people were talking about money and I realized everything I wanted Money can't buy

Acoustic song with Otis Redding type of guitar riffs with Greg Coleman on the Zen drum and Randy Klawon mastering and recording at his Panic Studio

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With My Camera I Take Pictures

Denny Carleton

Brit Pop Kinks style with Steve Doman on backing vocals and Greg Coleman drums

WITH MY CAMERA I TAKE PICTURES

With my camera I take pictures solos and strange mixtures
With my camera I take pictures of you

Not a Rembrandt more like Warhol Does a photo become Immortal With my camera I take pictures of you

There's a picture on my shelf 1000 miles away from somewhere else Maybe I need some help. Here's another picture of my self

I take pictures it's part of history its a hobby its a mystery With my camera I take pictures of you Line up birds and squirrels and bees butterflies and owls and that big ole tree If there's no picture in the forest does anyone really see? I take pictures in the park I Try lighten what is dark With my camera I take picture of You With my camera I take pictureS of You
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Hurry I Can't Be Late

Denny Carleton

Retro Indie Pop

I wrote the first part of the lyrics speaking about all of us hurrying . My guitar student Hanna Talty, who was a student at Kent State University at the time, said she would really like the song, if there was someone who helped slow things down. Hanna came up with the second part of the lyrics.Hurry I can't be late is the world most of us live in but we have special people or places that hep us slow down. It could be nature or prayer or a friend or a signifuicant other

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Glimpse of a Better Place

Denny Carleton

Not pushy just a glimpse all instruments Denny Carleton except drums Greg Coleman

A glimpse of a better place

After chaos a certain type of order even darkness assumes some kind of border moms and dads love their sons and daughters No ones perfect it's good to be reminded, lose it all it's good to go and find it call on me I really wouldn't mind it I'ts a glompse of a better place just a hint of amazing grace

Bouncing balls I have tried to follow leaves my heart feeling sad and hollow, then I learned dont worry about tomorrow When all the walls they come tumbiing down and your friends are nowhere to be found call on me and ill be coming round It's a glimpse of a better palce just a hint of amazing grace

In the darkness still there shines a light , there are streetlamps in the darkness night two wrongs never make a right If this world gets blown all asunder and the storms are mixed with hail and thunder underneath still is awe and wonder It's a glimpse of a better place, just a hint of amazing grace

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Seekers

Denny Carleton & And the Seekers Band

Acoustic Contemporary Christian rock

In the early 2000's there was a Christian coffeehouse in Mentor Ohio called Seekers.Julie Slattery the owner and keyboard player came up with an idea to possibly have a house band.So I played acoustic, Jim Anderson played lead, Julie on keyborads, Greg Coleman on drums and Fred Grupe on bass. We recorded a practice with me sing some of my originals. The band never came about, but as I was listening to my archives. I thought this session sounded good and the musicians on this are excellent. I thought why not let it be heard

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Hold Us Together

Denny Carleton & Randy Klawon

A faster version of Matt Maher's 'Hold Us Together'

I usually do songs my own way. Quite a few people like the way I do this Matt Maher song, so I decided to have my friend Randy Klawon help me arrange it and record it. I am playing acoustic , while Randy plays the rest of the instruments, and Stu Lydah plays drums. I also believe in the sentiment of this song.If you are not loving, everything you do is hollow and is like it says in Corinthians, a clanging cymbal. Below is a link to what inspired Matt Maher and Steve Wilson to write Hold us together

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2012/07/24/read-the-story-behind-musician-matt-mahers-hold-us-together-the-restoring-love-theme-song/

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If We Seek Your Face (Will You Heal This Land?)

Denny Carleton

A retro 60's style folk anthem that is needed today.

Love is the water that flows from the fountain Love is the road that goes up the mountain Love is the way that guides in the journey If love is with us there's no need to hurry

Love behind us love before Love through the window love behind the door Love in garden by the shady tree Love is what guides you and me

Let your mercy flow from sea to see let your spirit of love set you're people free Let us change our ways every woman and man If we seek you're face will you heal this land?

Love in the morning Love in the day And in the evening love comes out to play Love in our darkness love in this night If we learn to love things will be all right

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Shadowlands (Valley of Tears)

Denny Carleton

Folk rock acoustic mysticism

The song was written while I was taking care of my uncles estate.A bill arrived addressed to my uncle Al who had passed away 30 years ago. it was written in a serious tone of how the company may have to quit providing their service. it made wonder what was really real considering the whole family was now gone and didn't care.

The bill arrived a little too late They tried to get the story straight Addressed to Al whose been Gone for 30 years So it goes in this valley of tears

These shadowlands they think are real they've gotten weird a bit surreal They do not listen though they have ears So it goes in this Valley of Tears

Get up early for work don't be late Learn to love love instead of hate Do your best don't give into your fears That's the best we do in this valley of tears

These shadowlands they think are real they've gotten weird a bit surreal They do not listen though they have ears So it goes in this Valley of Tears

All who listen who hear my voice Lighten up while you have a choice Love those around you with a helping hand That's what lasts in this shadowlands

These shadowlands they think are real they've gotten weird a bit surreal They do not listen though they have ears So it goes in this Valley of Tears All who listen those who have ears Just keeping it real in this valley of tears

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