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A new collection of music by various artists and songwriters from Cashmere.

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released December 31, 2018

Songs written and performed by : Patrick Foster, Sasha Cooper, & Tony Dart

Drums : Patrick Foster & Derek Dart
Bass : Patrick Foster
Keys by : Rachell Foster & John Cenatto
Synthesizer: Patrick Foster

Back-up Vocals : Vivian Link & Mariah Rankin

Recorded in Cashmere, Wa

Mixed & Mastered
@ Sound Media Productions in Seattle, Wa
by Brandon Busch

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Track Name: Longing & Yearning
LONGING AND YEARNING
Tony Dart



Daylight, start of a new day

Oh Lord, Give me strength to do thy will

Working, Lord these things I pray

For time and my mission to fulfill

In this life, there’s so much that we have to learn

And my heart within me burns

For a chance to speak with you

Through each day

battered by this world we are in

With its glitter and its sin

Only faith can bring us through



Oh all the while we’re

Longing and yearning for the day

When he’ll come again and take our cares away

But, until then we will watch and pray

For our Lord to return.



Savior, I come before you again

Our light and the guardian of our way

Savior, I know how often we sin

I hope you’ll stand by us as we pray

In this world, we must live beneath those who rule

With a hand so often cruel

We must look ahead, to you

On those days when life just gets in the way

And our hearts begin to stray

Only faith can bring us through



Oh all the while we’re

Longing and yearning for the day

When he’ll come again and take our cares away

But, until then we will watch and pray

For our Lord…

For our Lord to return.
Track Name: A Light On In View
A LIGHT ON IN VIEW

Patrick Foster


When you’re thinking of someone, when you’ve woken at night,

You’ve been watching them drowning, sinkin down out of sight,

If the pressure is building, better don’t write them off,

I’ll tell you a good thing, that gives me relief,

that I’m not the judge, and I’m not a king,

And if a brother is wandering, I won’t write them off,



Leave the door open,

And a light on in view,

When it’s hard to keep on hoping,

It’s exactly what you do,



When you’ve said the things you had to,

And you’re living what you preach,

Know that you don’t do the saving,

And no one’s truly out of reach,

And remember just don’t write them off



We’re all hoping for mercy, often begging for grace,

If you’re hoping to get em, better give them their place,

And if you find yourself wandering, just don’t write you off,



Leave the door open,

And a light on in view,

When it’s hard to keep on hoping,

It’s exactly what you do,

When you’ve said the things you had to,

And you’re living what you preach,

Know that you don’t do the saving,

And no one’s truly out of reach,

And remember just don’t write them off
Track Name: I Should Remember
I SHOULD REMEMBER
Patrick Foster



Staring at the wall I feel old, old and I’ll,

aching and chilled, dirty and filled with dust,

Why am I ungrateful, it’s a joke,

when everything I need is desperate for me,

Filter, I’ve got to filter through my greed,

there is a selfishness that laughs when I feed it,

I know I’ll hear it til my death,

til the breath goes out from my chest,

and the dust fills what remains,

I’ll let go of what has been,

when I see you after everything has changed,

when the world is right again,



I hear God’s name roll off the hills, i

t’s so much louder than its ever been,



You’re the only one on earth who knows,

The corners of me that I can’t define, that make me hide,

How do you radiate the warmth you do,

How does honey drip from your fingers through the bitterness,



You remind me that God is good,

When we all face our health, and fear of emptiness,

When we don’t trust ourselves with the future of our loved ones,

When our backs are breaking, breaking with burdens,

That we pile upon ourselves just to keep from feeling useless,

take up heart because God is good.
Track Name: Old Songs
OLD SONGS

Patrick Foster



I’ve got sisters I’ve got brothers, and we’re tryin to get along,

Singing our own parts, and joining in the same old song,

And the old ones are the best ones if the harmonies are true,

And you’re singin it with me, and I’m singing it with you.

And you’re singin it with me, and I’m singing it with you.



I know it’s a strange place to live,

I know it’s a strange place to live,

When you’re living in a world of sin,

And fighting battles you can’t always win,

When you’re living in a world of sin,

there’s no choice but to forgive,



If my arms over your shoulder, and you’re bearing up my weight,

I’m sorry for my weakness, and I’m sorry for my state,

But when I find my strength, and a brothers struggle burns,

I want to take my time, to help hold them up in turn,

If I’m living life untrue, will you help me find my feet,

I’m an age where things are shifting, we can fall so out of sync,

Will you hold me will you find me, when I’m lost out in the woods,

We can make our footsteps steady, and keep them pacing toward the good,

We can make our footsteps steady, and keep them pacing toward the good,



I know it’s a strange place to live,

I know it’s a strange place to live,

When you’re living in a world of sin,

And fighting battles you can’t always win,

When you’re living in a world of sin,

there’s no choice but to forgive,



Can we testify,

And edify,

Side by side,

Keep it from fading,



Yes testify,

And edify,

In the dead of night,

thinking of the dawn,

Yes reach for light,

In the dead of night,

Yes reach for light,


And keep thinking of the dawn.
Track Name: Nineveh
NINEVEH

Sasha Cooper



See the city over yonder hill

Where violence fills the days

They don't follow any righteous rules

Go and show them the way



I see the city on the ridge and rill

People in disarray

They won't listen to my heart-felt call

No matter what I say



Three long days

Spent wide awake

Praying for my soul to save

Now I know my place



Nineveh

Won't you heed my call?

Turn your hearts of face his rage

Nineveh

Prepare

To change your ways

Yet forty days;

Your fate



See the city standing tall and still

Where the people aren't afraid

They run lawless in their unbound rule

Go and show them the way



I see the city with its own proud will

Where the hearts have turned astray

They will kill me with their swords and tools

If I tell them to obey



Three long days

Spent wide awake

Praying for my soul to save

Now I know my place



Nineveh

Won't you heed my call?

Turn your hearts of face his rage

Nineveh

Prepare

To change your ways

Yet forty days;

Your fate



See the city with its broken will

Crying for repentance' sake

Every man, woman, child alike

Praying to change their fate
Track Name: Not Your Own
NOT YOUR OWN
Sasha Cooper


Oh ye of little faith

Why do you fear?

Waves have no power when,

the Son of God is here

I tell you of things to come

Like how I will go away

To give to all the chance to rise

At that day

You are without guile

You speak with no malice

Yet the people refused you

And the hope that you give



You ask and ask again but still

You only do his will

When they accuse you don't speak back

But stand silent and still

They say you lie

But you tell the truth

Every word you speak is not your own



Oh ye of little faith

Why do you doubt

When you have the LORD to help you out?

Know you not what hath been said

By prophets of old

One of you shall betray

Then I'll be gone!

You are without guile

You speak with no malice

Yet the people refused you

And the hope that you give



You ask and ask again but still

You only do his will

When they accuse you don't speak back

But stand silent and still

They say you lie

But you tell the truth

Every word you speak is not your own



They nail you to the cross saying

That you blaspheme

But you were just a messenger

Of your father's will supreme

You spoke what he taught you

And they push away your plea

For repentance

For mercy



You ask and ask again but still

You only do his will

When they accuse you don't speak back

But stand silent and still

They say you lie

But you tell the truth

Every word you speak is not your own
Track Name: In Any Season
IN ANY SEASON

Patrick Foster



I don’t want to have a proud look,

Focused on the things I've done and what it took,

I don’t want to have a bitter tongue ,

Never speaking well of songs that others sung,

I don’t want to have a worried heart,

Thinking on the troubled times before they start,



How do I want to be?

Prepared to give a reason,

Ready in any season,

How do I want to be?

Confident confident,



I don’t want to be a selfish man,

Taking from the needin' one because I can,

Don’t want to have a wavering mind,

Dancing for the devil ready any time,

I don't want to be in constant doubt,

Flushing all the evidence before it's out,



How do I want to be?

Radiating gospel,

Tearing down the awful,

How do I want to be?



Confident,

How do I want to be?

Confident, confident
Track Name: Holding On
HOLDING ON

Patrick Foster



I am trying to get a grip,

And I'm sorry if it's hard,

But I know there's still holding on,

Holding on to be done,

My arms are reaching out,

And I'm stumbling around,

Like a human being does,

When he's searching for ground,



And I don't want no quicksand,

I don't want the mud,

I want a mountain of granite,

On bedrock of love,



Come on let's just keep working

You know the struggle is good,

After all we're not stones,

We've got growing to do,



No it's not depressing,

If we just keep on pressing,

Keep paddling the ocean,

Keep paddling the ocean,

Keep on paddling the ocean,

And keeping our compass true,

Keeping our compass true,

Keeping our compass true.
Track Name: Tidepool
TIDEPOOL

Patrick Foster



I've lost things before,

Like people and work,

And money and music,

Like memories and words,



But I figure it's fair,

Cause I've lost things like pain,

And anger and guilt,

And loneliness too,



And all of it comes and goes,

In a tide pool of joys and woes,

And you can't be pulled out,

If you don't want to go,



Swimming around,

Making mistakes,

Scraping the rocks,

Eating the waves,



And all of it comes and goes,

In a tide pool of joys and woes,

And you can't be pulled out,

If you don't want to go,



Eating the waves,

Between the breaks,

Floating on faith,

And aiming for land.
Track Name: Seeing God
SEEING GOD

Patrick Foster





When I’m overcome, caught off guard,



When I see a sign, and it takes me apart,



Now my legs have strength, they’ve carried far,



But how will I stand, seeing God,





I know I’ll be changed,



and my body it won’t be the same,



But as I am now it’s a struggle just thinking of Seeing God,





When I fill my lungs, and I’m satisfied,



and I find some relief from the troubles of life,



Whether shaking in fear, or beaming in awe,



How will I breathe, seeing God,





I know I’ll be changed,



and my body it won’t be the same,



But as I am now it’s a struggle just thinking of Seeing God.

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