Idea of Love

by Manny Goossen

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This record is about finding your way through a transition of life while searching for and realizing unconditional spiritual love.

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released June 23, 2017

Written, composed, arranged, produced & engineered by Manny Goossen
Mixed by Elessar Thiessen
Mastered by Jordan Jackiew

Artwork:
Watercolour painting by Rachel Goossen
Graphic design by Jessica Goossen

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Manny Goossen Winnipeg, Manitoba

Manny blends modern electronic sounds with a classical piano style and honest falsetto—yielding an ethereal, electro-soul sanctuary.

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Track Name: A Traveller's Harvest (So Serene)
The moon whistles as I work
On the vineyard, cutting wire till my hands glow red
The breeze rushes through each row with ease
Sky light fades, I'm alone in peace

Pulling poles and javelin throws
Marching up and down these rows make up most of my day
My only audience is bare olive trees
I hum along to every bird's melody

Red and green and orange and yellow
Rolling hills: it's quite the landscape for this uphill battle
The day's end climb is gradually steep
These autumn views are nothing short of a dream

Rain spits in spiral scatter
Dripping down onto the vines, a beat of pitter-patter
Amid the wild boar and buzzing bees
Listen to Mother Nature's symphony

Be still and know
Realize this world you see
So serene, so serene
Pan all degrees, this is God-breathed
The air sets in, I hear the stream
This place I've been...
So serene

Fish and wine is on the table
I am fine, I am strong, and I am stable
The only thing that disturbs my peace
Are these gun shots, they keep echoing

This is where I find myself now
Miles from home, planting beans
Eating Tuscany famed cuisine
Learning skills of a foreign scene
Whose pride is based on food and family

I can't believe this is happening
Opportunity will come
Once you're willing to seek

Where you find yourself now, take it in
(Make the most of, make the most of it)
You will flourish somehow, risk life and limb
For it won't be long now, so let's begin
Where you find your own crown, beauty lies within
Where you find yourself now, believe in it
Track Name: Westward
Westward gaze, sunken sun
Raise my flag
Half-mast at most

Beautiful hazel gold-flecked eyes
Flawless in disguise
Full-tide rise in the way we, the way we cried

Life will take its toll
Living in love or living alone
Push past the unknown
Only some things are set in stone
After all, we choose our own

I'll roam my way through the Great Plains
I'm gonna leave this grey for green... for green

Life will take its toll
We can't always have control
Push past the unknown
Only some things are set in stone
Track Name: Believe Me When I Say
Broken and a mess
In this time of struggle
As I plead with unrest
All we do is stumble

I'll repay my debts
Just have a little patience
Failed promise, new found regret
Overlooked and not dealt with

All' this falls under miscommunication
Believe me when I say...

"I'm never homesick when I'm with you."
(I'm never, never, never, never, no)
This is what you claim is true
Despite the lack of things I do

Believe me when I say...

I've never left the ones I love (I love)
Pray for a feeling
The direction I am needing (I need it)
Am I on the path where He wills me to go?

Believe me when I say...

I'm never... I'm never...
Homesick when I'm with you
When I'm with you

"I'm never homesick when I'm with you"
(I'm never, never, never, never, no)
This is what you claim is true
Despite the lack of things I do
(You know it's true)

Your words were spoken true
You loved me more than I loved you
A loving, selfless friend
If only I had been that for you

Believe me when I say...
We'll learn to love again
Track Name: Awaiting Peace
I had woken and sprang to
An unfamiliar, strange room
Please be near me, I'm troubled
But how am I to be blamed here?

Most is temporary
To work and play, and marry
Every night I dream alone
All these years and I still withhold

And so on and so forth it goes
I'm on the narrow road

Awaiting peace
Peace of mind, all my life

How's the water, is it safe below?
From above, you wave and howl alone
Takes a second but it's nice and slow
Now I'm in, I've found it black and cold

I try to be patient
I swim upstream with my mental woes I wade in
I've been told it's not worth it
Believe it or not it's a burden
Can we find a solution
These dark waves of colour
Are clouding my vision

Standing on the other side
Of where I desire to be

This heart of mine
This heart, it beams on the outside

But this lack of peace of mind
Casts a shadow on the inside

How am I to know?
Is it worth all the struggle?

Living on that edge
I may slip and fall, I'm only human

I'll keep my baggage light
Won't you meet me on the other side
(Awaiting peace)
Meet me on the other side
Track Name: Step Into the Light
You are life
You are love

How long will I belong?
Make something beautiful of my life

How long will we belong?
Run-down casings of our constant wrongs

I will step into the light
Make something beautiful of my life

How long do I belong?
Make something beautiful of my life

You are life
You are love
Track Name: Idea of Love
What do you feel
When you feel love?
Is it the warmth of a touch?
Or the grace of a dove?
How do you know
When you are loved?

The chilling of your skin
Leaves you breathless like the cold rushing wind
All I've ever known
Reflecting and listenin'
Soak it in
The vibrant, calming tones
I feel it in my soul
What's the root of it?

What's your impression, your idea of love?
Does it end in redemption and begin with blood?
Where can you find it, discover it under the sun?

I'm looking forward
Or should I look within?
Stare straight up to the sun now
What do you make of it?
Blindness' taking over, yet now I finally see
I feel an ideal, absolute difference
There's love at the root of me

Love is an ocean
And I... am landlocked at the moment
Finding my way to shore
Ignoring all the signs
A wretched self of selfish wealth
I'm a weary soul
What love do I deserve?

I drove home from the lake
And I burst out in tears
It was... a little bit of everything
A little bit of everything

(There's love at the root of me)

I'm looking forward
Or should I look within?
Stare straight up to the Son now,
What do you make of Him?
Blindness' taking over, yet now I finally see
I feel an ideal, absolute presence
Love resides in me
Track Name: Dance for Love Divine
You and I
Our walls built high
Like this would be for the better

How can I
Ease my mind
If it's gone in the distance?
I need a revision

Although, we make mistakes
We can rest in the hope of a greater way
Although, we make mistakes
We can rest in the hope of a better day

I will hold onto hope
I'm holdin' tight
Hangin' in the fight
And I can't wait to be home
By your side, by and by
We dance for love divine

We will be (we will be)
Dancing free tonight
We will be (we will be)
Reviving our dreams in life

And we, we will be
Completely clean
Wrongs to right
Yours and mine
(We dance for love divine)
Track Name: Step Into the Light (Reprise)
How long till I belong?
Counting the signs along my neighbours' lawns
These roots have to grow
Caught in the middle of the unknown

How long is this road?
How far must I travel though?
How long will you be gone?
Spent time thinkin' 'bout our paths as one

Much will be said about our lives
What will we choose to do in sacrifice?
How long must I wait for this light to shine?
When can I know?
How long will I belong?

How long will we belong?
Run-down casings of our constant wrongs
I will step into the light
Make something beautiful of my life

You are life
You are love

How long will I belong?
Make something beautiful of my life
I will step into the light
Make something beautiful of my life

You are life
You are love

Make something beautiful of my life