Songs for Her

by Ric Gordon

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"Sung straight from the heart is the passionate performance of Ric Gordon’s “Songs for Her”. Intimate to its very core, the songs are stripped down to the absolute essentials. With merely a voice and a guitar, Ric Gordon is able to accomplish great things through the powerful sound. His words are delivered with the utmost of urgency of purpose and reassurance. Ric Gordon’s voice is strong as it teems with the utmost hope and belief in others." Beach Sloth Music Blog

Songs for Her, #120 on NBTMusicRadio Top 230 Albums of 2016
You Always Stayed, #142 on NBTMusicRadio Top 240 Songs of 2016

This album was recorded live at a private concert for a very special lady, on Saturday, May 21st, 2016. This is a pure live recording, with only acoustic guitar and vocals. Three mics were used to capture the ambient sound of the guitar and voice, nothing else was used. There were no retakes, or overdubs and no corrections for pitch or mistakes. Only minimal mastering was done for EQ and clarity, but no additional level was added to any track. This recording is as pure a rendition of the concert as possible.The guitar on all tracks is a 1969 Martin D-35. I bought this Brazillian Rosewood beauty new when I was 16 years old. We have been everywhere together.

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released June 17, 2016

Ric Gordon: Vocals & Guitar
Words & Music by Ric Gordon

Copyright 2016
Russian Winter Records
Joric Music / BMI

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Track Name: See How Far You've Come
See How Far You’ve Come
Words and Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2016 Joric Music/BMI
I.
You never
Had a life on your own
To understand
Just how much you have grown
To finally have
The life that you’ve never known

Chorus
Your time in the sun
To reflect on all you’ve done
See how far you’ve come

II.
The pain
Of your past never leaves
It cannot cast
A shadow over your deeds
You have succeeded
And everyone now can see

Chorus
Your time in the sun
To reflect on all you’ve done
See how far you’ve come

III.
But you
Still need someone that’s clear
True love
For you is still here
Waiting for you
To reappear

Chorus II
From your time in the sun
Because you need true love
To choose me is now clear

Chorus III
Come in from the sun
Back to where you belong
To see how far you’ve come
See How Far You’ve Come
See How Far You’ve Come
See How Far You’ve Come
See How Far You’ve Come
Track Name: You Always Stayed
You Always Stayed
Words and Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2016 Joric Music/BMI

You always stayed
But is scared you so
You always stayed
But you wanted to go
You wanted to go

You needed love
But you didn’t know
You needed love
Just to make you feel whole
To make you feel whole

You never let
You’re true feelings show
You kept them hidden
So no one would know
Just what scared you so

So what more
Do you need to know
To feel the rush of
Just letting go
Of what hurt you so

You always stayed
But it scared you so
You always stayed
But now you should know
Why you didn’t go
Track Name: Never Wanted You
Never Wanted You
Words and Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2008
Joric Music/BMI

I
Never wanted you to love
Never wanted you to kiss
Never wanted it to feel like it feels like this
Never wanted you to say
I'd never be alone
Never wanted you to leave
Well I guess I should have known

II
Never wanted you to offer
But you had so much
Never wanted you to be there
Never wanted you to touch
Never wanted you to say
I'd never live alone
Never wanted you to leave
Well I guess I should have known

Chorus
Never wanted to miss you
Never wanted to cry
Never wanted to have to say goodbye

III
Never wanted you to teach me all the things I didn't know
Never wanted you to hurt me
Never wanted you to go
Never wanted to imagine we'd do anything but grow
Never wanted you to leave
Well I guess I should have known
Track Name: Madeline Smiled
Madeline Smiled
Words & Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2016 Joric Music BMI

I.
Madeline smiled for her mother
She loved to run and to play
Madeline smiled for her mother
A smile was all she had to say

II.
Bringing a world of joy to others
Taking their love as her pay
She always gave herself freely
Their joy was all she had to say

III.
As the years passed her life moved slowly
A future measured day by day
Still always smiled for her mother
A smile is all she has to say

IV.
One day her body had grown feeble
No more to run or to play
Gave one last smile to her mother
Madeline had nothing left to say
Track Name: Find Your Way Home
Find Your Way Home
Words and Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2011 Joric Music BMI

I
Heartache, when you’re away
Heartache, all the same today
Laying here, so dark alone
Find your way home

II
Heartache, as I touch your hair
Heartache, realize you’re not there
So many years, when we didn’t know
Find your way home

Chorus
Remember the way
It always felt
Remember the times
Your eyes would melt
Remember the nights
When I’d here you moan
Find your way home

III
Heartache, when you’re away
Heartache, all the same today
So many years, when we didn’t know
Find your way home

Chorus
Track Name: For You
For You
Words and Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2012 Joric Music BMI

I
So much has been told
So little is known
In our hands we will hold
Strange feelings so bold

Chorus
For you
For you
For you

II
As we walk alone
Our shadows will mourn
What leaves us so torn
That love come stillborn

Chorus

Bridge
Hope keeps us whole
Love cradles our souls
Your eyes warm the cold
You always, you always

III
Cross fade till we’re old
Too soon time to go
Emotions full grown
Make themselves right at home
Track Name: Ashes In The Fire
Ashes In The Fire
Words and Music by Ric Gordon
Copyright 2016 Joric Music BMI

I
True love always seemed unreal
Right until I found it
The way she made me feel
Yeah, she taught me what love is

Now all that has ended
The sun refused to shine
The day my world came crashing down
Leaving ashes in the fire

Chorus
All that’s left is grief for Anni
There’s no beauty
No refrain
All that’s left is grief for Anni
With only hope of her
To sustain

II
In her face there shown such kindness
In her laughter there’s such grace
With her eyes she saw through my whole world
Oh how I long for her embrace

But now all that has ended
The sun still won’t shine
The day my world came crashing down
Leaving ashes in the fire

Chorus

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