Maybe Somewhere North

by Charles Jedidiah

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released March 11, 2013

Produced by CHARLES J TAN, KEVIN FOO, IRVING KOH.

Recorded at BEEP STUDIOS, SINGAPORE. and at JMC Academy Studio in MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.

All songs mixed by KEVIN FOO with kind assistance from IAN LEE.
Mastered at DON GROSSINGER MASTERING in New York, USA.

All songs written by CHARLES J TAN. Except, On Your Side, written with IRVING KOH.

For further credits, lyrics and notes, refer to PDF liner notes included in digital download.

Booking & Contact - info@charlesjtan.com
℗ & © 2013 SMALL BATCH RECORDS. All Rights Reserved.

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Charles Jedidiah Australia

Charles Jedidiah is a folk artist who has taken the idea of a global citizen and ran with it. Born in Singapore and having spent more than a decade developing his craft in Melbourne, he is nomad without a permanent home. The relentless musician has been performing music, written from his heart worn on his sleeve, through parts of Australia, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, France and China. ... more

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Track Name: Maybe Somewhere North
Maybe somewhere north from here.
That's where my heart will find no fear.
Where the river flows, oh my dear, you know,
Maybe that's where I'll find my home.

Our dreams are never like those movies,
And these romance novels are full of silly things.
These liars only got me so much further,
It's making it harder and harder for you and me.

People will offer their opinions.
But what do they know, what do they know?
Swing low, sweet chariot, over me,
I won't be long, I won't be gone at all.

So preacher take me down,
Take me down to the gutter.
Wipe away my tears and
Drive away every fear
And find me in the clear.
Sail away with me to the ocean.
My crimson soul will find salvation.

Maybe somewhere north from here.
Maybe that's where I'll find you, dear.
Track Name: On Your Side (feat. Aarika Lee)
Ooh Ooh Ooh I am on your side
Ooh Ooh Ooh I am on your side

I would stand by you any given day
I would walk with you when you're afraid and all alone
Oh something in your eye caught me by surprise
Even if it all comes crashing down, I'll never give up on you

We're in this together. Haven't you already figured it out by now?
Don't know why but something about you makes me go,

Ooh Ooh Ooh I am on your side
Ooh Ooh Ooh I am on your side

Well, we have heard it said that life is a long journey.
We'll weather together remember it's better together.
And if you believe there is life after the storm.
Stick around and tell me your story, my morning glory.

We're in this together. Haven't you already figured it out by now?
Don't know why but something about you,

Ooh Ooh Ooh I am on your side
Ooh Ooh Ooh I am on your side

Life ain't a bed of roses. Don't forget the thorns.
Sometimes we hurt, sometimes we bruise.
But I'll always be...
Ooh Ooh Ooh I am on your side
Ooh Ooh Ooh I am on your side
Track Name: Terrified
Oh I'm terrified, we'd lose everything.
For this conversation's not going anywhere.
Oh coward who you calling names?
I'm the criminal so take me in.

Take me in, till I'm done.
Take me in, till I'm found.

And I'm terrified of what you'll find.
For underneath it all I'm just a simple man.
Just like you i'm afraid of this dying truth.
That I'll kick my bucket without a name.

Take me in, till I'm done.
Take me in, till I'm found.

Where can I go to hide my tears?
To say the least it's the least of my fears.
And I am drowning in your self righteousness.
But I love the way you try and do right by me.

I cannot lie here pretending that I don't miss everything about you.
Those days are long gone but I'll be honest, you were the best thing
That ever happened to me.
So take me in, till I'm done, take me in...
Take me in, till I'm done.
Take me in, till I'm found.
Take me in, till I'm done.
Take me in, till I'm found.
Take me in, till I'm done.
Take me in, till I'm found.
Take me in, till I'm done.
Take me in, for I'm terrified.
Track Name: Love Remains
I was thinking to myself just the other day.
On a day like this, I could use a friend.

For here I sit in the past, thinking I was so much stronger.

Well weren't we all, weren’t we all just seventeen?



I hope you're well in the light of this spring time rain.
I hear church bells singing in the thick of this unravelling grapevine
And I knew I was right to have always believed in you

Hope is an anchor, it holds you down and weighs you in.
Some of them wishing there'd be no regrets,
Some of them wishing it'd be happy-ever-afters

I've heard it said, “Don't let the sun go down on your anger”

If I could try again with you, would I? Would it have made a difference?


Truth is, I miss you every time the light goes dark.
Been hiding away from everyone, tried to forget the past

But the music haunts me every single time,
The music haunts me every single time,
The music haunts me every single time, it plays
.

Perhaps it's an answer I'll never find in this life.
Time, is something we'll never earn back
But if there was something I could ask for,
Is that love is the one that remains
,
That love is the one that remains,
That love is the one that remains, in your heart.

Love remains, in your heart.
Love remains, in your heart, in your heart.
Track Name: Good To Stay
Have you come here to save us from this imminent desire?
I'll take back what's mine and I'm heading on.
For I'm afraid that I'll miss you when I'm done.

Are you far away?
Are you good to stay?

This love is a haunting river,
Cuts to the bone like a howling winter.
Fear is the skin wearing thin,
Lately I'm giving in.

This is the home bound, the take down.
The hardest part is lying right here.
Oh darling, calm down, I surrender,
For this night is breaking us down.
Are you far away? Are you good to stay?
Are we gonna hold on till the lights all go down,
Till we're fast asleep.

This too shall pass, you used to say,
Don't let the sun go down on the good side of you.
Don't wanna spend my lifetime chasing after you.
So if you have to go, then know that I will miss you so.

This is the home bound, the take down.
The hardest part is lying right here.
Oh darling, calm down, I surrender,
For this night is breaking us down.
Are you far away? Are you good to stay?
Are we gonna hold on till the lights all go down,
Till we're fast asleep.
Track Name: First Stone
Old friend, it's been so long.
Is your head still stuck among the clouds?
Old friend, it's been too damn long.
Is the hummingbird still caged in your wild wild heart?

Are your eyes still red from the storm?
Are you still trying to break these rules and run?
Is that blood I see on your brow?
Would you mind if I took my liberties with you?

Oh we try and try to break and charm.
These well thought excuses make us justified,
To step upon each other's back,
To throw the first stone, to throw the first stone.

These dreams have turned into nightmares.
Are you happy now, are you really happy now?
We've all been hungry for these anthems and heroes.
You were always the first, the first to go

And be hundred miles away to find,
These liars and oracles, do they justify?
Well, step up brother and be first in line
To throw the first stone.
Well, here's your first stone.

Oh we try and try to break and charm.
These well thought excuses make us justified,
To step upon each other's back,
To throw the first stone, to throw the first stone,
To throw the first stone, to throw the first stone.
Track Name: Hear Me Now
Take me down to the river, broken in my dreams.
Where the noise and the clatter all but silenced in the stream.
Oh let me mourn, let me mourn, yes, I'll adorn this scorn.

Emptied of my pride and ego, well, ain't nothing more to show.
There's a fire quickening in the city and that city never slows.
They won't know, these dreams, will come aglow, beyond the snow.

Oh! Hear me now! Hear me now!
Why so downcast? Why so downcast, oh my soul!
Oh! Hear me now! Hear me now!
Why so downcast? Why so downcast, oh my soul!
This isn't the end, we are not done yet!
Hear me now! Hear me! Hear me now!

Take me down to my land! Oh! Take me back to my own!
Take me down to where the channel breaks and my sins open into the ocean.
Oh this cold repo, will never have my soul!

Oh! Hear me now! Hear me now!
Why so downcast? Why so downcast, oh my soul!
Oh! Hear me now! Hear me now!
Why so downcast? Why so downcast, oh my soul!
This isn't the end, we are not done yet!
Hear me now! Hear me! Hear me now!

Listen now, honey, don't make me wait!
This isn't final! We won't ever slow!
Though once we were trampled,
We will rise, from the smoke!
Track Name: Silver & Gold
Oh my love! Help me see beyond the sea!
Where my dreams are laid down to rest by these enemies!
Haters doubters trample upon the hopes
Of a young and restless warrior!
Oh my love! Help me see beyond the sea!

Let them say it! Wagging tales! It ain't nothing new!
I only take my cue from someone kind & true.
There is light in your eyes, and a sure steadfast belief.
A fire burning fast and wild beneath!

Do you believe? In every situation?
That we are not alone. We'll find silver and gold.
In the few that we have. In the little we collect.
We'll find silver and gold. We'll find silver, silver and gold!

There's an aching inside I can't explain.
Pain in my chest i can hardly breathe
It's been a rocky reality lately, baby, maybe.
And I can't seem to see beyond the finish line

Do you believe? In every situation?
That we are not alone. We'll find silver and gold.
In the few that we have. In the little we collect.
We'll find silver and gold. We'll find silver, silver and gold!

Let division ride out let division ride out it's due course

Do you believe? In every situation?
That we are not alone. We'll find silver and gold.
In the few that we have. In the little we collect.
We'll find silver and gold. We'll find silver, silver and gold!
Track Name: The Lady
Would you trample
Upon a rose, so sweet?
Would you use up
All her ways like last summer?
And while you wait, I will write you a song.
And it goes something a little like this.
The lady is a tramp.
The lady is a tramp.
I said it, I know, I said it,
But the lady is a tramp.
She did what she had to the we and the you
And this meaningless mess

How did we score?
Did we clean up good?
Desire like a flower, oh beautiful flower.
Did we make your dreams come true?

And it pays to use
All the words you mean tonight.
When all is said, would you do me, do me, do me, do me wrong?

The lady is a tramp.
The lady is a tramp.
Should've known,
Should've taken the high road.
Now, we are none the wiser.
She did what she had to the we and the you
And this beautiful mess.
Track Name: Unmarked
I wish the bad times never superseded all the good we had.
I wish no evil would ever poison your hopes and your dreams.

This time
You've gone too far.
This time, this time.

Now that you're gone,
The dust settles in,
Collects with the rain clouds
And I'm washed out with it.
It feels like a dream and I'm turned inside out
But I'll leave the roads unmarked,
So, you'll never find your way back.

I could get used to all the rumours and lies, lately,
it ain't killing me, no it ain't killing me
I let my guard down and you rushed in like you were ever the king of me.

It's better off this way. You stay in your shadow.
I'm better off without. i'm gonna live my life.

I still think about it everyday.
Every waking moment I still feel the pain
If there was something that could ease the rain
If a stupid song could bring about that change
I'd sing it, oh just about every day

Now that you're gone,
The dust settles in,
Collects with the rain clouds
And I'm washed out with it.
It feels like a dream and I'm turned inside out
But I'll leave the roads unmarked,
So, you'll never find your way back.

Find your way back
Find your way back
Find your way back
Track Name: Purgatory's Throne
I have been waiting
For love to come home.
I've been to purgatory's throne.
I have been shrouded
By patience and apathy.
Been afraid to fall in love.

For life's been uncertain
And solitude's mine to learn.
For, trust ain't a friend,
A stranger at best.
For this I will confess,
That, I've been risking,
Taking everything on the line.
God knows I've tried, paid my dues and then some.
Did I take more than I can bear?

There is a place that my heart longs to be.
Somewhere far away from here.
Maybe that's where I will find no fear,
Where people are kind in their years.

For I've been stubborn.
Never heeded the words of my youth.
I've always believed in the goodness of truth.
For, I'm broken and lost like you
And when I'm gone.
Would you save a place for me?
Speak kindly of me,
Tell these stories for me,
Of a life forgiven and free.