Album: Always Introspective

by Chris Martin Music

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about

I was born and raised on Long Island, NY. I actually live just a few minutes from where Billy Joel was raised - but the comparison ends there for sure. I have even seen him perform live around here a few times too.

As a child and teenager, I used to listen to a radio while I went to sleep. I listened to lots of great music during the late 60's and 70's. These years certainly have influenced my stye of music a great deal. Too many groups to mention but certainly on the list would be Bread, America, Neil Young, CSN, CSNY, Elton John, Pink Floyd, and so on.

I play the guitar, the harmonica, and recently started playing keyboards. I favor Martin guitar's, hey, it's all in the name!

I never know what genre my music really fits into to be quite honest. I guess I would have to say Contemporary Folk and/or Singer/Songwriter.

Although I due play an occasional cover song, I really enjoy writing my own music. I don't know what it is, I just find creating and writing my own music much more enjoyable than learning how to play someones else's - and much easier too!

My goals are simple:
- Enjoy playing my music.
- Enjoy writing music.
- And hope that every once in a while, someone enjoys my music too!

credits

released September 1, 2013

Many thanks to Christian Di Carlo and the other musicians at GATE57 for their beautiful work on some of my songs.

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Chris Martin Music

I am just an amateur songwriter, ... enjoying the music creation process, ... learning as I go, ... and hoping that every once in a while someone enjoys my music too ;-)

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Track Name: And I Wish
All my life ...
All the strife ...
And I wish I could have lived it twice.

All those days ...
In the haze ...
And I wish I could have found new ways.

But I guess that's how it goes ...
Where time goes God only knows ...
And I wish that I could ride the flows.

Reminisce ...
About a kiss ...
And I wish that I could feel the bliss.

Years have passed ...
Feelings last ...
And I wish I could relive the past.

But I guess that's how it goes ...
Where time goes God only knows ...
And I wish that I could ride the flows.

All my life ...
All the strife ...
And I wish I could have lived it right.
Track Name: No One At All
Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
No one's com'n by to be ... by my side
By my side
By my side

No one to call
No one at all
No one's standing by to catch ... me if I fall
If I fall
No one at all

It's not hard to see
The sad side of me
If you knew me I am sure you'd agree
You'd agree
You'd agree

Someday I'll see
The good man in me
Then I'll know that I am free ... to be me
To be me
To be me

Nowhere to go
I'm older you know
Where my friends have gone I no ... longer know
I don't know
I don't know

No one to call
No one at all
No one's standing by to catch ... me if I fall
If I fall
No one at all
No one at all
No one at all
Track Name: To This Day
When I told you I needed my space...
It would lead to my loneliest place
I watched you cry as you begged me to stay...
How I left I'll never understand

To this day

When I told you I needed some time...
It would lead to my darkest of times
I had changed and I pushed you away...
It's a time I regret

To this day

I still miss that look in your eyes...
And the places they took us at times
I feel you deep in my soul every day...
How I wish I could have ya back

To this day
Track Name: In The Mountains
I:
I wake up early in the mountains...
First light shines across the lake
The early morning fog is lifting...
The peace is there for me to take

II:
I watch the old boats as they glide by...
Men with peace upon their face
They're not thinking 'bout the old days...
Must be the magic in this place

III:
I watch the children play beside me...
Building castles in the sand
You can feel the joy among them...
Part of the wonder of this land

IV:
In the evening when the Sun's down...
A million stars up in the sky
I can only look with wonder...
I even feel a little high

Ending:
I woke up early in the mountains...
First light shone across the lake
The early morning fog had lifted...
The peace was there for me to take
Track Name: Our Hearts Bleed For You (for Newtown, CT)
Half-staff flags...
As our country mourns
A President cries...
Too many lives been torn

We ask why...
Though we don't understand
And though we'll try...
It's just to hard to stand

And our hearts bleed for you
Our hearts bleed for you
Our hearts bleed for you
Our hearts bleed for you

All so young...
So much life ahead
But they're gone...
They're with the Lord instead

And we ask why...
But we can't understand
Though we'll try...
It's just too hard to stand

And our hearts bleed for you
Our hearts bleed for you
And our hearts bleed for you
Our hearts bleed for you
Track Name: Angels Will Fly (for Dad)
Hello I'm glad you've come ...
It's good to see you son ...
It's hard to say goodbye ...
For you as it is I

Soon angels will fly ...
They'll fly high in the sky

So don't fret ...
It's the peace that I'll get ...
And I know there are regrets ...
Let's forgive and forget

Soon angels will fly ...
They'll fly high in the sky

And I know ...
It's hard to let me go ...
Son the pain will fade with time ...
Use the love I'll leave behind

Soon angels will fly ...
They'll fly high in the sky

angels will fly ...
angels will fly ...
angels will fly ...
Track Name: Can You Really Carry Me
When I'm hurting and I'm all alone ...
And I need You by my side
Do You hear me when I'm praying hard ...
Do You know how hard I've tried

Can You really carry me
Can You really carry me

Were You with me when my father died ...
Were You on the other side
Are You with me when I feel the pain ...
Do You know how hard I've cried

Can You really carry me
Can You really carry me

Are You with me when I'm feeling lost ...
And I don't know where to go
Can You help me plot a worthy course ...
And how will You let me know

Can You really carry me
Can You really carry me
Can You really carry me
Can You really carry me
Track Name: I Was A Better Man With You
I’m sitting in the lonely bar just staring down a drink...
Wondering just how low my life can sink.

I was a better man with you,
Oh a better man with you.

And even through these hazy eyes it’s not too hard to see…
I’m lonely as a man could ever be.

I was a better man with you,
Oh a better man with you.

And even as I try to hide I’m haunted by the past…
Wondering just how long the pain will last.

I was a better man with you,
Oh a better man with you.

Hey Mr. bartender just pass the bottle please…
I’m hoping it will bring me what I need.

I was a better man with you,
Oh a better man with you.

Ending:
I say hey Mr. bartender just pass the bottle please…
I’m hoping it will bring me what I need.

I was a better man with you….
Oh a better man with you….
Yes a better man with you…..
I was a better man with you.
Track Name: I'm Home
When I see you in the morning light
Sunlight shines upon your face
And I know we're gonna be all right
There couldn't be a better place

And I'm glad to be back home again
This is where my heart belongs
Now I'm home
I'm Home......

Walk together in the afternoon
As I hold your lovi'n hand
Didn't know you'd have me back this soon
Wasn't sure you'd understand

And I'm glad to be back home again
This is where my heart belongs
Now I'm home
I'm Home......
I'm home
I'm Home......

In the evenings when we're all alone
And you're lying by my side
And I think of all the love you've shown
I'm so lucky you're my bride

And I'm glad to be back home again
This is where my heart belongs
Now I'm home
I'm Home......
I'm home
I'm Home......
I'm home
Track Name: Stand By Me
Stand with me ... when I'm afraid...
By my side ... when I need your aid

Stand by me ...
Stand by me

Hold me close ... when I'm losing faith...
Don't let go .. of your warm embrace

Stand by me ...
Stand by me

Take the lead ... when I'm feeling lost...
You're what I need ... to stay the course

Stand by me ...
Stand by me

Hold my hand ... don't let go...
The only warmth ... I may ever know

Stand by me ...
Stand by me ...
Stand by me ...
Stand by me
Track Name: Closer To You Lord
I've been down
Kicked around
Been through trials
Walked those miles

But I'm coming
Closer to You Lord

I've lost faith
In the human race
Seen them die
Don't know why

I'm coming
Closer to You Lord
I'm coming
Closer to You Lord

I have sewed
A heavy load
But now I know
Where I must go

And I'm coming
Closer to You Lord

Now I see
How things should be
And now I'll go
The way You know

And I'm coming
Closer to You Lord
I'm coming
Closer to You Lord
Track Name: By Your Side
I don’t know what you’re feeling...
I can’t know your pain
I don’t have the right words...
I can’t ease your rains

And I’ll always be by your side
I’ll never leave you behind

II.
I did not live your past...
I don’t know why the haunting lasts
But when those clouds come rolli’n in...
We’ll go through them thick or thin

And I’ll always be by your side
I’ll never leave you behind
I’ll always be by your side
I’ll never leave you behind
Track Name: I'm On Your Side
"I'm On Your Side" lyrics:
I:
I know there’s times when life gets hard...
Get on your feet … fight ‘em hard

I’m on your side…
Stand tall with pride

II:
It all comes down to a choice...
So dig down deep … use your voice

I’m on your side…
Stand tall with pride

III:
It is your right to live your life...
I know the pain cuts like a knife

I’m on your side…
Stand tall with pride

IV:
Don’t let them win … you come first ….
Denying your own life is so much worse

I’m on your side…
Stand tall with pride

I’m on your side…
Stand tall with pride

I’m on your side…
I’m on your side…
Track Name: What Are We Fighting For
"What Are We Fighting For" lyrics:
I :
A mother weeps….
As the little one sleeps
Leaders lie….
As the bullets fly
What Are We Fighting For

Pictures on walls….
And adorning the halls
A promising life….
Cut down in the night
What Are We Fighting For

I wish that I could tell you why this soldier had to die….
What are we fighting for anymore, and how many more must die

II:
A woman cries….
As the soldiers arrive
The love of her life….
Was killed overnight
What Are We Fighting For

I wish that I could tell you why this soldier had to die….
What are we fighting for anymore, and how many more must die

III:
A father stands….
With a flag in his hands
Was the price….
Worth his sacrifice
What Are We Fighting For

I wish that I could tell you why this soldier had to die….
What are we fighting for anymore, and how many more must die

[Outro]
Yes I wish that I could tell you why this soldier had to die…..
What are we fighting for anymore and how many more must die
How many more must die….
How many more ….. must die
Track Name: Can You Really Carry Me - (Alternate Version)
When I'm hurting and I'm all alone ...
And I need You by my side
Do You hear me when I'm praying hard ...
Do You know how hard I've tried

Can You really carry me
Can You really carry me

Were You with me when my father died ...
Were You on the other side
Are You with me when I feel the pain ...
Do You know how hard I've cried

Can You really carry me
Can You really carry me

Are You with me when I'm feeling lost ...
And I don't know where to go
Can You help me plot a worthy course ...
And how will You let me know

Can You really carry me
Can You really carry me
Can You really carry me
Can You really carry me
Track Name: To This Day - (Alternate Version)
"To This Day" lyrics:
When I told you I needed my space...
It would lead to my loneliest place
I watched you cry as you begged me to stay...
How I left I'll never understand

To this day

When I told you I needed some time...
It would lead to my darkest of times
I had changed and I pushed you away...
It's a time I regret

To this day

I still miss that look in your eyes...
And the places they took us at times
I feel you deep in my soul every day...
How I wish I could have ya back

To this day