The Passage (Live at Beachwood 8​-​14​-​11)

by One Heart Fire

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"The Passage" is a musical journal of a transformational year in my life, beginning with the end of a long term relationship and culminating with the sale my home and possessions, to set out on a journey of self exploration. The tracks are chronological in order, and the entire album was recorded at my home in one day with a single mic, save for "You Said It, Bob" which was recorded the day it was written.

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released January 1, 2012

All songs and lyrics written my Jesse Grimes
Produced by Jesse Grimes and Thomas Monroe

Thanks to:
Thomas for the years of inspiration, musical and otherwise, and for your help with recording. Jade for your countless gifts and lessons. Poetry Club for the space and encouragement to express myself. My friends and my family for supporting me in all times, good and bad, I love you all. All the fans who download, listen to, Love and share my music, I love you too.

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One Heart Fire Dana Point, California

Since picking up the guitar at seventeen I have used this channel to communicate the language of my heart, my longings, my frustrations, my fears and my dreams. Music has been an incredible gift and a blessing in my life. In kind, I share this gift with the world in the hope that it may be fuel for the fire in your hearts as well. ... more

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Track Name: Everything In Love
Driving for six hours and I left at two AM
Trying to find my own way wherever that may end
And I don’t know what will happen next
Maybe that’s the way I like it best

Fifty-thousand people and we all get along
Fifty-thousand voices singing their own songs
And I don’t want this world to end
Bring it, yeah let’s bring it back again

Chocolate flavored eyes looking right through me
It comes as no surprise that you already knew me
And I don’t know what will happen next
Maybe that’s the way I like it best
Yes it is

Little sliver of a moon and it hangs above the ocean
She’s talking to the clouds, setting them in motion
And everything’s in Love with everything else
I’d like to say the same thing for myself
For myself
Track Name: Listen
I’ve been a child and I’ve been a man
They always told me do the best that I can
But I know the right way, yeah I know what’s best
I can draw you a picture, I can pass any test
So I’ll do it my way, it won’t be that tough
My head gets so big I just fuck it all up
Now the tears are flowing now, my heads in a whirl
As it crumbles around me, yeah my little world

And I’ll do all I can do
I promise you, I will come through

If I open my eyes and I listen real close
I might learn all the lessons I need to know most
If I just ask a question when I don’t really know
It’s amazing how fast my wisdom can grow
But I must remember I don’t really know shit
Except I’m here and I’m breathing and thats about it
And every new day is a gift from this Earth
So i’ll take just a little and give back twice its worth

And I’ll do all I can do
I promise you, I will come through
Track Name: You Said It, Bob
It ain’t no use to sit and wonder why when we already know
The thoughts we chose to ignore are now bangin’ on the door
Holding on to something when it just ain’t there
You tell yourself it’s over but Love don’t care
This empty feeling just hangs in the air
But don’t think twice it’s alright

It ain’t no use calling out my name cause I can hear it in your voice
You say the words but they just don’t sound the same
Not like they did before
This conversation feels like you’re just being kind
I can’t help but thinkin’ I’m just wasting time
A cold wind blows down this telephone line
But don’t think twice, it’s alright

It ain’t no use in turnin’ on your light if you don’t let it shine
Cause baby I can see it in your eyes
You’re just having a good time
I tell myself its over and I can’t take no more
Then I find myself standing back at your door
Morning comes I feel worse than before
But don’t think twice it’s alright

I’m walkin’ down that old lonesome road
Where I’m bound I can’t tell
Some things I wish I would have known
But still it’s just as well
It’s hard to think we’d treat each other so unkind
It’s kind of your fault baby, but it’s mostly mine
Maybe this whole thing was just in our minds
But don’t think twice it’s alright
Track Name: 40 Hours
I’ve been a long way from home
Over hills and valleys I’ve roamed
I’ve seen the forest for the trees
The crystal water’s come crashing down around me
I’ve seen a mansion on a hill
With all the flowers precisely maintained and still
I’ve seen a city made of mud
With all the people alive and filled with Love

I got a house and a job
Just another blue collar American slob
All the people I work with
They’re just counting down the years till they can quit
And what they hell are they working for
To buy some things they don’t need and can’t even afford
I see them more than my friends
I’d have thought that my time was worth more than this

Why do we sell our lives to the highest bidder
It’s only in our minds that we need so much
I hope someday you find what warms your heart
But it’s time to start and I’m walking out

I held a baby in my arms
And though he wasn’t mine I could feel his charm
Such a gift as this
It seems like something I wouldn’t want to miss
To watch my child grow
But he’s in school and you’re at work
And now he’s someone you don’t know

Why do we sell our lives to the highest bidder
Its only in our minds that we need so much
I hope someday you find what warms your heart
But it’s time to start and I’m walking out
Track Name: Departure
Right now I’m barely moving
And I know it’s been so long
But I feel my heart’s been shrinking
Now that you’re gone
And I took all my questions
I pushed them to the back
I ignored all my problems
Well now they’re back

I had the best intentions
And you know it’s true
I messed the execution
I gave up on you
But each time I saw you sinking
Further down in that couch
I couldn’t help but thinking
I wanted out

And I got my wish
Now I’m left here with all this

I cherish every moment
And I’ve no regrets
I know it had to happen
And it’s for the best
I hear you’re doing better
Now that you’re on your way
And I’ve got my world to conquer
I’ll see you someday
Someday
Track Name: Columbian Mistress
Oh my Columbian mistress
Pour out your warm Love for me
Dance in the passionate fire
Let all your flavor be free
The pot on the stove it is boiling
The vapors are starting to sing
Bathe in the life-giving waters
Your fragrance it permeates me

Your kiss it tastes so fine
Your essence it swims in my mind
My worries and troubles just fly away
One sip at a time

Oh my Columbian mistress
Your blood it runs in my veins
No one else can fulfill my desire
No other Love can replace
Early, early in the morning
The cold air it chills my bones
To you I will be running
You’re certain to warm my soul

Your kiss it tastes so fine
Your essence it swims in my mind
My worries and troubles just fly away
One sip at a time

Oh my Columbian mistress
Oh my Columbian Love
Oh my Columbian mistress
One kiss is never enough
Track Name: White American Male Blues/We All Sing Along
I found myself here on the edge of the continent
I looked out at the ocean, found all I could ever want
And I was a child just thirteen years old
Starting to question all that I was told
And I look back now, don’t know why I was so angry
I had everything I needed and my whole life ahead of me

My school it had fences, had cages, had bars
And a cop at the entrance to check all the cars
They were so damn afraid that someone might be different
Might see through the lie of their un-education system
So I did what I could to get the hell out of there
Got my heart, and my soul, and that little piece of paper

So I told myself yeah, that I’d be an artist
I went off to school and I tried my hardest
But I saw that I’d just be a tool of the market
You can’t make a living and stay true to your art, no
So I went back home, Yeah I guess I gave up
I asked my dad what I should do
He said, “Son, go get a job”

And where’d that get me?
Well I’m standing here singing my song
And no one hears me
They’ve all been gone too long

So I found myself here on the edge of adulthood
With a car, and a job, and a roof over head
I did what I should, what I thought would make me happy
Like those people I saw smiling back from the TV
But I found out it ain’t all it’s cracked up to be
You’re just selling yourself into material slavery

And where’d that get me?
Well I’m standing here singing my song
And no one hears me
They’ve all been gone too long

Well I pick up the paper and I read between the lines
And all I can see is the signs of the times
The rich getting richer, the poor getting kicked
But we’re too busy fighting to give a shit
So I done what I could and I found out what’s goin’ on
And I tried to tell you all in this silly folk song

And where’d that get me?
Well I’m standing here singin’ that song
But no one hears me
They all just play along

But I’ve seen fifty-thousand people
All gathered together happy and peacefull
Four weeks in my life when I could walk down the street
See Love in the eyes of everyone I meet
And as I look at my life I know I should be thankful
I’ve got friends who are close, and a family who’s closer

And now look at me
I’m standing here singing my song
And you’re all with me
Yeah, we all just sing along
Track Name: Chains
I look around I see that everyone is dragging chains
I see your faces they’re holding back some kind of pain
And I know your children they’re tied down by what you’ve told them
I look around I see that everyone is looking for something else

I live with my head up in the clouds despite all they’ve taught me
I wear my heart here on my sleeve so you may truly know me
But I look into your eyes, you look right away
I fix my focus on what’s going on right in front of me

But where am I goin’
And do I wanna take this trip
There’s no use lyin’
I’ve seen this all before

Out in the forest I marvel at all I can see
I feel the heartbeat of the Earth, I feel Her inside of me
But I see the houses and the streets they’re spreading like a virus
When will we learn, when will we see the hell we’ve brought on ourselves

And where are we goin’
No, I don’t want to take that trip
‘Cause history ain’t lyin’
We’ve seen this all before

Everyone is dragging chains
Track Name: End Of Days
How’d I get here again
I thought I left this behind
How’d I end up back in this hole

Why hello my friend
It’s good to see you again
Can you help me heal my soul

All my life I just run and hide
Now I realize the loneliness in pride

Whats this now I see
It’s right in front of me
I guess it’s been here all along

And all I have to do
Just between me and you
Is find the strenght to sing my song
And won’t you sing along

There’s no need to fear
Love was always here
Now I can see the path laid out for me
And I’m on my way

It’s the end of days
For this world of greed and hate
We’re all ready for a change
This is our world