Illuminated Heart

by Ben Carroll

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released December 21, 2013

All songs written and performed by Ben Carroll
EXCEPT "Calling You" written by Bob Telson (Boodle Music)
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Ben Carroll
Mastered by Kurt Myhaver
Artwork by Ben Carroll

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Track Name: Wide Open
I've got a feeling inside
I don't know why
The moment I'd heard that you'd died
I could not cry

Cause I knew you would fly into the sky

All of this world is alive
I can't deny
There's something much deeper inside
It's with opened eyes

That I promise to live all of my life

Oh, Wide open, mmm, For you

Now my life is opening wide
I'm flying high
I know that you're right by my side
It's with you I glide

And I promise to live all of my life

Oh, Wide open, mmm, For you
Ooo, Wide open, mmm, For

You, you, always for you
For you, you, you know that it's true
You, you always for you
For you, For you

And I promise to live all of my life

Oh, Wide open, mmm, For you
Ooo, Wide open, mmm, For you
Ooo, Wide open, mmm, For you
Track Name: We Were Supposed to Be More Than We Are
Everyday
Looks bright again today
Our dreams are for real

The one thing I've learned
From the bridges I've burned
Is to let your love roam free of fear

Breathe in the air
We're Free to care
Just Breathe in the air
Oh Don't you be scared

When you finally see
How to set yourself free
Embrace a world that's free of fear

Together we'll be
A vision to see
Lets live our lives free from fear

Breathe in the air
We're Free to care
Just Breathe in the air
Oh Don't you be scared

We were supposed to be more than we are
We were supposed to be more than we are

Breathe in the air
We're Free to care
Just Breathe in the air
Oh Don't you be scared

We were supposed to be more than we are
We were supposed to be more than we are
More than we are
Track Name: Seven Million Lights
There's beauty everywhere, We can see it if we care
It gets hidden in the depths, Of lies we live to try and give
Some meaning to this world, the separation is a myth
Cause truly we are one, One voice, one people, and one sun
Of Seven Million Lights

I can see it now, The way it all goes down
We will find another way, To fill in all the pieces of our lives and
Build a better day, Built from better ways
We can do if we work as one, One voice, one people, and one sun
Of Seven Million Lights

We're seven million strong
Together we will sing one song
To change this world today
We're seven million here to stay

We're seven million lights
Together we can shine so bright
We can do it if we work as one
One voice, one people, and one sun
Of seven Million Lights

Everything has changed, The light inside is now in range
And we can tune it in, Our lives together can begin
Our consciousness evolves, Through problems that we're meant to solve
And kindness is the key, One voice, one people, singularity

We're seven million strong
Together we will sing one song
To change this world today
We're seven million here to stay

We're seven million lights
Together we can shine so bright
We can do it if we work as one
One voice, one people, and one sun

Of seven million lights, One voice, one people, and one sun
Of seven million lights, One voice, one people, and one sun
Of seven million lights, One voice, one people, and one sun
Of seven million lights, One voice, one people, and one sun
Of seven million lights

There's beauty everywhere, We can see it if we care
Cause truly we are one, One voice, one people, and one sun
Track Name: See the Light
I can see, this whole world
Living in harmony as we become truly what we're supposed to be
Where we can be, at peace
And everyone can be whole inside, and the whole world can be realigned

We didn't know, until now
That everything here is filled with light, That everyone here is burning bright

We can see, right now, That we can be, set free
Everything is all right, We're finally starting to see the light
Oh, to see the light

Can you see, what we're supposed to be
Can we fill up our lives with light and shine, can we shine a bright light and redesign
This whole world, to be free again
Where everyone lives and loves with light, and we shine out into the night

We didn't know, until now
That everything here is filled with light, That everyone here is burning bright

We can see, right now, That we can be, set free
Everything is all right, We're finally starting to see the light
We can see, right now, That we can be, set free
Everything is all right, We're finally starting to see the light
Oh, to see the light
To see the Light, oh to see the light inside

We are finally starting to see the light
And we will know no reason to ever fight
Cause we are finally starting to get things right
And we are finally starting to see the light

We can see, right now, That we can be, set free
Everything is all right, We're finally starting to see the light
We can see, right now, That we can be, set free
Everything is all right, We're finally starting to see the light
Oh, to see the light,
To see the Light, oh to see the light inside
To see the Light, oh to see the light of all the world
To see the light, to see the light inside
Track Name: Twelve Hours
Just yesterday I wasn't sure that I could feel this way
But now today I've gone and found myself this twist of fate

12 hours straight, Wrapped in your arms
12 hours and I'm in love with you

With you, I am in love with you
With you, I am in love with you

All I can say is that I hope you feel the same for me
I'm scared inside, I've got a feeling you'll just cast aside

12 hours straight, Wrapped in my arms
12 hours and I'm in love with you.

With you, I am in love with you
With you, I am in love with you

Oh can't you see I'm waiting here for you
I just can't take it
I just can't take it
I have to know just how you feel
I just can't take it
I can't live this way

Don't turn away from what you feel
We just might have something real

12 hours straight, Wrapped in your arms
12 hours and I'm in love with you.

With you, I am in love with you
With you, I am in love with you
With you, I am in love with you
With you, I am in love with you

Oh now you know just how I feel for you

With you, I am in love with you
With you, I am in love with you
With you, I am in love with you
With you, I am in love with you
Track Name: The Lowest Low
I want a love that legends are made of
I want the whole damn world, to bend to my will

But oh no I can't find a way
To get where I need to be today...what can I say?

I'll never see how to just let things just be
And oh I'll never know to just let this go
I am so low, the lowest low

I caught an angel and tore off it's wings
Oh I just had to know if it still would sing

But all that I found was that I had lost
The best thing that I'd come across, oh I'm so lost

I'll never see how to just let things just be
And oh I'll never know to just let this go
I am so low, the lowest low

One of these days I will change my evil ways
And one of these times, I'll repent for all my crimes
Oh but not today, oh not today

One of these days I will set this world ablaze
And one of these times I will I will make this world all mine
Oh but not today, oh not today, Cause

I'll never see how to just let things just be
And oh I'll never know to just let this go
I am so low, the lowest low
Oh why can't I see how to just let things be
And oh why can't I know to just let this go
I am so low, the lowest low
Track Name: Tea With Friends
Lets turn it down
Lets bring this down again
My friends
Lets listen in
Lets take this in, and we,
We will begin

We are the ones of prophesy
We're starting to believe
That we will learn to see
Our light inside is coming on
Our sight is growing strong
And we will bring the dawn
Blue light will bring it on
At Tea with Friends, Tea with Friends

This world today
Has lost it's way and
Now is time for change
We know this now
We feel that this is how
It will begin

We are the ones of prophesy
We're starting to believe
That we will learn to see
Our light inside is coming on
Our sight is growing strong
And we will bring the dawn
Blue light will bring it on
At Tea with Friends, Tea with Friends

Don't you, oh don't you believe
That we will wake up and see
We're 7 million strong

We are the ones of prophesy
We're starting to believe
That we will learn to see
Our light inside is coming on
Our sight is growing strong
And we will bring the dawn
As one we will inspire the sun
To shine it's light upon
The breaking of the dawn
Our light is blue and strong
At Tea with Friends, Tea with Friends
Track Name: My Home is in Your Arms
What do I have to do to save my soul?
Where do I have to go to bring back all of the love that I knew for
you
to you

Oh all of those days...and all of those times, were the
Best of the best of my life, and I don't want to say goodbye to
you
to you

My home is in your arms, Yeah
My home is in your arms

Oh I can't believe, that I have gone and lost it all
Where did the end begin for all of the love I knew for
you
for you

My home is in your arms, Yeah
My home is in your arms, My heart is in your hands

To carry with you whatever you do
Oh take it away and keep it with you
Cause were it belongs, is wherever you are
Cause then I am always home, Always home with you

My home is in your arms, Yeah
My home is in your arms
My home is in your arms, Our love is true
My home is in your arms
Track Name: Dies on the Vine
I don't know what it is, When I look at you, I fall in love
We haven't met before, And I know we never will, Still I fall in love

This is the love song, That dies on the vine
This is the love song, That never had a chance, To live in it's romance,
It doesn't have a love to speak of

I see you in the street, By chance our glances meet, And I, I fall in love
I'll never know your name, And you'll never feel the same, Still I fall in love

This is the love song, That dies on the vine
This is the love song, That never had a chance, To live in it's romance,
It doesn't have a love to speak of

You don't even notice me, no
Why can't you love me as I love you

Oh, I love you so, Oh, I can't let you go,
oh no , I'll never let you go
You're always going to be a dream to me

It dies on the vine, It dies every time, It dies on the vine

It never had a chance, To live in it's romance,
It doesn't have a love to speak of
Track Name: Crashlanded in Vacationland
I'm stranded in Vacationland, crash landed in this place again
I used to live in Hollywood, Where I felt I was understood
Wish I was back there in LA, Enjoying all that sun today
Instead I'm in this redneck bar, Sucking down a PBR

The summertime will come again, For 2 whole weeks in Maine my friend
And when it does, forget what was, Lets hit the beach and grab a buzz

Woah oh-ohh I'm Stranded in Vacationland
Woah oh-ohh Crash Landed in Vacationland
Woah oh-ohh I'm Stranded in Vacationland
Woah oh-ohh Crash Landed in Vacationland

Outside there is ten feet of snow, And life is moving pretty slow
But still I know deep down inside, That northern life has an upside

The summertime will come again, For 2 whole weeks in Maine my friend
And when it does, forget what was, Lets hit the beach and grab a buzz

Woah oh-ohh I'm Stranded in Vacationland
Woah oh-ohh Crash Landed in Vacationland
Woah oh-ohh I'm Stranded in Vacationland
Woah oh-ohh Crash Landed in Vacationland

Sometimes I can't find a way To get through the day, I feel like a cliche
And in those darkest of days, Lost in this maze, I remember to say

The summertime will come again, For 2 whole weeks in Maine my friend
And when it does, forget what was, Lets hit the beach and grab a buzz
Even though it's dark right now, It's 10 below and full of snow
The summertime will come again, For 2 whole weeks in Maine my friend

Woah oh-ohh I'm Stranded in Vacationland
Woah oh-ohh Crash Landed in Vacationland
Woah oh-ohh I'm Stranded in Vacationland
Woah oh-ohh Crash Landed in Vacationland

I'm Stranded in Vacationland
Crash Landed in Vacationland
I'm Stranded in Vacationland
Crash Landed in Vacationland
Track Name: Calling You
A country road from Portland to nowhere,
Some place better than where you've been,
We all know there's a change that's coming,
Coming closer around the bend.

I am calling you, don't you hear me,
I am calling you

A hot dry wind blows right through me,
A baby's crying, I can't sleep,
Coffee machine that needs some fixing,
In a cafe' around the bend.

I am calling you, I know you hear me,
I am calling you

Oh I am calling you,
I am calling you

A country road from Portland to nowhere,
Someplace you've never been,
But we both know that a change is coming,
Coming closer around the bend.

A hot dry wind blows right through me,
Someone's crying and I can't sleep,
But we know now there's there's a change that's coming,
Coming closer, sweet release, sweet release, sweet release

I am calling you, i know you hear me,
I am calling you.
Track Name: BONUS TRACK Seven Million Lights (Strings ReMix)
There's beauty everywhere, We can see it if we care
It gets hidden in the depths, Of lies we live to try and give
Some meaning to this world, the separation is a myth
Cause truly we are one, One voice, one people, and one sun
Of Seven Million Lights

I can see it now, The way it all goes down
We will find another way, To fill in all the pieces of our lives and
Build a better day, Built from better ways
We can do if we work as one, One voice, one people, and one sun
Of Seven Million Lights

We're seven million strong
Together we will sing one song
To change this world today
We're seven million here to stay

We're seven million lights
Together we can shine so bright
We can do it if we work as one
One voice, one people, and one sun
Of seven Million Lights

Everything has changed, The light inside is now in range
And we can tune it in, Our lives together can begin
Our consciousness evolves, Through problems that we're meant to solve
And kindness is the key, One voice, one people, singularity

We're seven million strong
Together we will sing one song
To change this world today
We're seven million here to stay

We're seven million lights
Together we can shine so bright
We can do it if we work as one
One voice, one people, and one sun

Of seven million lights, One voice, one people, and one sun
Of seven million lights, One voice, one people, and one sun
Of seven million lights, One voice, one people, and one sun
Of seven million lights, One voice, one people, and one sun
Of seven million lights

There's beauty everywhere, We can see it if we care
Cause truly we are one, One voice, one people, and one sun