Just Around the Corner

by Owen Plant & Brother Vic

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1.
Just Around the Corner Vic Riden & Owen Plant Life’s real good just around the corner Gotta hold on (a) little bit longer She’s waiting there for only me to hold her Feel her head tucked on my shoulder Sun’s gonna be a little bit warmer My cider and cash, harder and colder Hand in hand together growing older Life’s damn good just around the corner When I was a young man I was never wrong If I said it was true or sang it in a song Couldn’t bear a counter whether short or long I been pulled from that smelter red hot in the tongs So I’ll chop the wood and carry the water Fix the fence, fire up the solder Be kind yet firm with our sons and our daughters Life’s real good just around the corner Life’s real good just around the corner Gotta hold on a little bit longer She’s waiting there for only me to hold her Feel her head tucked on my shoulder Sun’s gonna be a little bit warmer My cider and cash, harder and colder I’m winning both, the over and the under Life’s damn good just around the corner Wise is as wise does but I’m sometimes confused Between hard determination (and) what amounts to a short fuse I just found out I been paying the wrong kind of dues For how long, I can’t be sure, but I know I stand to loose Tír na nÓg is what they say in the bogs When they’re chopping peat and every day is a slog But a better day is always just around the corner Gotta hold on a little bit longer! Life’s real good just around the corner Gotta hold on a little bit longer She’s waiting there for only me to hold her Feel her head tucked on my shoulder Sun’s gonna be a little bit warmer My cider and cash, harder and colder I’m winning both, the over and the under Life’s damn good just around the corner I know my clock is already reading half past And noone on this earth can forever last But I can wait a little bit longer if you ask My nose to the grindstone and a fire under my ass! If you don’t believe in that great reward Well that’s more for me and less for yourn Just two more feet pushing this boulder Life’s real good just around the corner Life’s real good just around the corner Gotta hold on a little bit longer She’s waiting there for only me to hold her Feel her head tucked on my shoulder Sun’s gonna be a little bit warmer My cider and cash, harder and colder Hand in hand together growing older Life’s damn good just around the corner
2.
Together Always Be Owen Plant She dreams about him every night He ages as he would if he were with her in life She sees no need to visit his grave They already talk at the end of each day Because death is not the absence of life It’s more like the crossing of a sea They call her ‘widow’ but still a wife in her heart she always will be Her daughter Grace remembers his face but his voice in song she cannot quite place Her mother smiles when she hears the tune that he could have written coming from the other room Because death is not the absence of life It’s more like the crossing of a sea They call her ‘widow’ but still a wife in her heart she always will be So when at last their time has come to leave this shore for the other one You generations left behind need not grieve, you need not cry Because death is not the end of us It’s more like the crossing of a sea These souls of ours that travel must together always be
3.
Keep the Change Vic Riden & Owen Plant Some of them girls took my worldly gold Others made it their mission to break my very soul They all walked away better than before Left me with nothing, took a little more Just when I thought there ain’t no ‘her’ to find Gave love up as a ghost, put it out of my mind She walked out my dreams from when my dreams were kind Can this vision be real or is it just that love is blind? She loves to give and gives to love She’s like an angel sent from above And when I ask how can I repay She smiles and says, “baby keep the change” Take take take That’s what I seen Me me me has been the general theme So you can see for me how it’s a little bit strange When someone says ‘you don’t owe me no way’ Just when I thought I’d always be alone She came to me like some magic seeds were sown Kind as a saint and oh so fine Can this vision be real or is it just that love is blind? She loves to give and gives to love She’s like an angel sent from above And when I ask how can I repay She smiles and says baby keep the change Got my back Got my six Got me covered when I’m in a fix By my side when it can’t get worse Don’t even have to ask And for me that’s a first Just when I thought there ain’t no ‘her’ to find Gave love up as a ghost put it out of my mind She walked out my dreams from when my dreams were kind Can this vision be real or is it just that love is blind? She loves to give and gives to love She’s like an angel sent from above And when I ask how can I repay She smiles and says baby keep the change She loves to give and gives to love She’s like an angel sent from above And when I ask how can I repay She smiles and says baby keep the change baby keep the change baby keep the change
4.
All the While Owen Plant Pushed just a little bit Might as well have been a mighty kick As I flew through the air I saw you and your blank stare If only you would scream at me or do anything more than wait and see Then at least break or bend, there’d be no more pretend All the while calling me As I wander aimlessly in the wilderness thinking I am free Oh son, father, spirit, three Whatever works for you is good for me Seven years tend to itch a bit Times three, you think you’re through the thick of it Then you wake up from a dream to find this wall in between High and low, just the way it goes Any lower we’ll be past the nose If we push off for air we’ll maybe make it one more year All the while calling me As I wander aimlessly in the wilderness thinking I am free Oh son, father, spirit, three Whatever works for you is good for me Beauty like I’ve never seen has come to us in evergreen But I’m a hopeless case, everything’s still out of place All the while calling me As I wander aimlessly in the wilderness thinking I am free Oh son, father, spirit, three Whatever works for you is good for me All the while calling me As I wander aimlessly in the wilderness thinking I am free How I wish, how I wish you could see you and me at the end of the journey
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04:22
Bury Me Vic Riden & Owen Plant Plant that seed of sorrow Take away all our tomorrows And at first, yes, I will weep Bury me baby oh so deep When that sun shines on through And I grow right on past you Watch me become stronger And crave you no longer Go on drive me deep into the ground Let darkness and unknown surround Throw on that hurt and that pain They will serve as my dirt and my rain And when you want to come back home And you find I’m not alone It’s cuz I grew tall and complete Yeah, bury me baby oh so deep Go on drive me deep into the ground Let darkness and unknown surround Throw on that hurt and that pain They will serve as my dirt and my rain Did you know when we took this way only you would get to leave and I’d be left to make my way from underneath? Go on drive me deep into the ground Let darkness and unknown surround Throw on that hurt and that pain They will serve as my dirt and my rain Throw on that hurt and that pain They will serve as my dirt and my rain
6.
03:58
Side Two Owen Plant I think we finished side two Hear that scratching on the table? Well you know what to do Turn it over when you’re able I can see you’re having a hard time Even lifting the needle seems to blow your mind But we can’t just sit in a dead room It’s as silent as a tomb I’m sorry it’s now up to you You are the new keeper of the tune I know that when I was around I was the DJ you were the crowd I can see that you’re missing me But hear my voice I’m telling you something Keep playing that record till the end I’ll be in your arms again This one was playing when I met you And again when you said goodbye Like a knot was tied in time Undo it and then we can fly I’m sorry it’s now up to you You are the new keeper of the tune I know that when I was around I was the DJ you were the crowd I can see that you’re missing me But hear my voice I’m telling you something Keep playing that record till the end I’ll be in your arms again No two people ever hear this melody and think the thoughts that make us dream of each other except for us No two people on planet earth can make it worth the time it takes to switch the record or the tape deck over other than us oh! Remember this one? Loved to sing it for you and watch you smile Our friends said I did it better than the original but they were lying Sometimes when I’m alone in bed I hear a snippet in my head Wonder if you’re haunting me If I’ll dream that sweetest dream You and I are hand in hand Walking, talking making stands Laughing, pushing working out What this life is all about X 3 Will we ever work it out? Are you saying that you’re missing me? I hear your voice It’s telling me something Keep playing this record till the end I’ll be in your arms again Here it is again, end of side two I know you got things you have to do Just leave the needle where it is And the room with the crackle and the hiss
7.
Sorry Anymore Owen Plant We are all out of ‘Apologies’ No more ‘Scraping on our knees’ And don’t you bother checking back for day-old ‘Pleases’ All our stock is overdrawn No deliveries coming with the dawn Let this notice serve to inform You have been warned We don’t carry sorry anymore We want to thank you for your patronage And for any inconvenience You may now experience We do feel some regret For the moment we have to shut it down Change a few things around Store the rest in a room uptown Maybe open up again But we won’t carry sorry anymore Everything must one day end No matter how we try and defend It’s always better to stretch and bend Than to snap in the wind If you plan on stopping by our place For some ‘Contrition on a face’ Well as is said “you’re short one ace” There’s none of that in store You might want to try the guy next door Cuz we don’t carry sorry anymore Extra verse for live version (spoken after solo): Don’t stress about what you should confess Say what’s on your mind then you don’t have to guess The good the bad the ugly - put ‘em all to the test! For me I know which ones are best In fact I think I’ll stock some of these here shelves with ‘scowls’ and ‘howls’ and ‘watch yourselves’ Maybe even try and sell one of those old ‘hells bells’ There’s a whole world to explore I’m definitely not gonna carry sorry anymore!
8.
03:29
Ride With Me Vic Riden & Owen Plant You popped up my hood, took a look inside Now you got shotgun but you can even take the wheel As long as you’re with me on this fine fine ride I trust you baby and that is for real Slide over here right by my side Let’s cruise the open road, nothing to hide no no Ride with me to the end of the line Drive me baby ‘til the end of time Doesn’t really matter where we begin We ride together ‘til the road’s very end When darkness comes and hard rain falls When the journey long and the worry is so tough Or maybe baby we just gone and stalled Well we got each other and that is enough Slide over here right by my side Let’s cruise the open road, nothing to hide no no Ride with me to the end of the line Drive me baby ‘til the end of time Doesn’t really matter where we begin We ride together ‘til the road’s very end I see others race on by, I think ‘hey what’s the rush?’ I like the speed we got child, not too little and not too much How lucky a man am I that you just agree I could be that poor guy, thumb out, with no one but me But that ain’t the way it’s supposed to be Ride with me to the end of the line Drive me baby ‘til the end of time Doesn’t really matter where we begin We ride together ‘til the road’s very end Doesn’t really matter where we begin We ride together ‘til the road’s very end
9.
Listen to How I Play Owen Plant Love is one of those funny things If you want it gotta give it away Try and win it just for you You will lose See it everywhere if you look But you can't catch it with a hook You'll be swinging at thin air Saying "Hey it just ain't fair!" Make a little time today Listen to how I play Ain't no rules to follow just fun When you check the clock and say "Wish so much that I could stay" You're wishing alone when you could be loving someone Love is one of those funny things If you want it gotta give it away You can share it at a rapid pace With just a smile upon your face Want to figure it with your head I'm telling you try your heart instead Can be so close, then so far away It's a funny thing I say Take a little time today Listen to how I play Ain't no rules to follow just fun When you check the clock and say "Wish so much that I could stay" You're wishing alone when you could be loving someone Take a little time today Listen to how I play Ain't no rules to follow just fun When you check the clock and say "I wish so much that I could stay" You're wishing alone when you could be loving someone Oh you're wishing alone when you could be loving someone Wishing alone when you could be loving someone
10.
Wheel In The Sky Journey Winter is here again oh Lord Haven't been home in a year or more I hope she holds on a little bit longer Sent a letter on a long summer day Made of silver, not made of clay I've been runnin' down this dusty road The wheel in the sky keeps on turning I don't know where I'll be tomorrow The wheel in the sky keeps on turning I've been trying to make it home oh Lord Got to make it back before too long I can't take this very much longer, no I'm stranded in the sleet and rain Don't think I'm ever gonna make it home again The morning sun is rising, it's kissing the day The wheel in the sky keeps on turning I don't know where I'll be tomorrow The wheel in the sky keeps on turning

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released August 1, 2020

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Owen Plant & Brother Vic Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Jamaican-Born, Singer/Songwriter/Performer Owen Plant's style is reminiscent of artists from the '70s, old-time reggae groups and contemporary acoustic artists. His laid back, soothing and delicately honed vocals and songwriting are the center pieces of his sound.

His forthcoming LP, “I Was on the Moon” is his most ambitious in scope. It is slated for release early summer 2016.
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