Award Winning Singer Songwriters

I Dreamed of Rain
2003

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Instrumental Tracks-Digital Download $18

A Jan & JD collaboration, this is their world peace album. These original songs are a velvet-hammer wake-up call, as satisfying to the soul as they are to the ear. The title cut, “I Dreamed of Rain” has won multiple songwriting awards, and has been recorded by numerous artists.  The version arranged by Cypress Choral Publishing is now sung by choirs all over the world.

Click a song title once to listen to the track and read the lyrics.

The World Is On Fire

Words & Music by Jan Garrett & JD Martin

There’s a red sun rising thru the smoky haze
And somewhere the fires are burning
I keep my distance, and I look away
But I can’t keep the world from turning

Now the air’s so thick that I can’t breathe
You know that smoke gets in your eyes
I can’t see the forest, for the trees
And now the flames are getting higher
The world is on fire.

The wind keeps howling but the sky won’t rain
And my soul is dry and tender
I turn off the news, I swallow the shame
But the angry gods remember

Lord Shiva was riding thru my dreams last night
Blazing a trail of tears, and piercing the
Accumulated numbness of all these years
If it’s a wake-up we require.....
The world is on fire.

I surrender to the Universal laws
Maybe the fire is a holy warrior, a rebel with a cause......

Now the dust is thick on the good red road
But the medicine wheel is true
Mother Nature will find a balance
And it matters what I do

So I keep my heart connected
And my passionate vision clear
I will stake my life on the love I feel
And I am burning with desire
Because the world is on fire......

© 2003 Foolchild Music (ASCAP) Gill ‘n’ Goldie Music (ASCAP)

God Bless Us All

Words & Music by JD Martin & Chuck Jones

We are all seeds
In the garden of God's dreams
Red and yellow, black and white
Shining like a rainbow in God's light
Light that knows no borderlines
There's beauty everywhere it shines

God bless us all
Oh I believe
We are all one spirit
On this spinning ball
God bless us all

One heart believes
And peace becomes reality
I remember to forgive
That's when I remember how to live
Let there be a celebration
Of all the colors of creation

God bless us all
Oh I believe
We are all one spirit
On this spinning ball
God bless us all
Oh I believe
We are all one spirit
On this spinning ball
God bless us all

We are all seeds
Living in the garden of God's dreams

© 2003 Gill 'n' Goldie Music (ASCAP) Jonesin' For A Hit (BMI)

I Came Here For Love

Words & Music by Jan Garrett & JD Martin

Here we are once again, stuck in the mud
Marshalling all our defenses
Pushed to the limit, we’re calling for blood
And we feel like the whole world’s against us
And eye for an eye, toothless and blind
We stumble our way to perdition
Angels of peace, help me release
This fight.......

I came here for love.....It’s the bravest thing I can do
I am here to remember to let it come through
I came here for love...It’s the strongest place I can find
I am here to surrender, and open my mind.....

What will we do with this chance to be free
We’ve go so much love to choose from
You roll with the punches, you sail with the breeze
You show up, you win some, and you lose some
Here in my heart is a generous dream
A powerful vision unfolding
The spirit of peace is living in me
And the whole world is opening......

© 2003 Foolchild Music (ASCAP) Gill ‘n’ Goldie Music (ASCAP)

There's Another Way

Words & Music by JD Martin & Chuck Jones

Bang that drum....rattle that sabre
Shoot first and ask questions later
I just ain’t practical to love your neighbor
Ooo....it’s a crazy world
Let’s make a circle out of that line
Think about us and not just yours and mine

There’s another way
Beyond the blue and gray
Where we all can lay
Our weapons down
There’s a brighter light
Beyond the wrong and right
And if we let it shine tonight
I know we’ll live to love again another day
There’s another way

Still that anger....unclench that fist
Feel the power of forgiveness
There’s a new sun rising in the morning mist
Ooo....it’s a beautiful world
If flesh and blood was born of the stars
I can’t help believing somewhere in our hearts

There's another way....

© 2003 Gill 'n' Goldie Music (ASCAP) Jonesin' For A Hit (BMI)

And Together

Words by Jan Garrett & Music by Benjamin Dowling & Jan Garrett

I am walking through the shadow
Underneath the past
Sifting through the vast devastation
Through the unrelenting sorrow
I can feel you in my heart
Remembering our last conversation
Be brave, have faith, you said
And don’t lose your courage, hang on to your heart

And together we can weather any madness
And together, through the heavy sky
Through the darkness, through the storm
we’ll find the passage
And together we will fly.......

We are passing through the valley
Listening for the sounds
Echoing in the mountains around us
We are searching for forgiveness
Certain of our souls
Shining with the song that surrounds us
Be brave, have faith, we say
And don’t lose your courage, hang on to your heart
We’ll find a way today
Reach out to your brother, have faith in your part

And together.....

I see us, courageous, riding on the air
Don’t give up now, we’re almost there......

And together....

© 2003 Foolchild Music (ASCAP) Visionsound Music (ASCAP)

Starting With Me

Words & Music by Jan Garrett

(There’s a rainbow over my shoulder, there’s a new world under my feet
And the darker the clouds that surround us,
The brighter the rainbow will be
So I call in all my relations, every heart has a treasure to bring
We can circle the worst of the weather
Take courage together and sing......)

Bless these souls that gather round now
Shining thru the storm
All the colors of the rainbow
Each of us keeping us warm

In my dreams I’ve seen our faces
We are singing from the heart
In this circle, Love embraces
Each of us, just as we are

And we are coming home again
Setting our spirits free
And we are reaching out beyond anything
We ever thought that we could be.....

So, bless these hearts and bless this vision
Bless us where we are
Peace on earth is our decision
Starting right here, beginning right now
I’m the rainbow I’ve wanted to see
The circle of peace is complete.....starting with me.

(There’s a rainbow over my shoulder, there’s a new world under my feet)

©2003 Foolchild Music (ASCAP)

All That I Am

Words & Music by JD Martin & Bobby Mason

I sometimes don’t know me
And there you are to show me
You hold the child inside the man I’ve longed to be
And In my darkest night, you’re the light so I can see

All that I am is magic
Created before time began
Oh how I love the way you love
All I am

Who am I to question
All the gifts I’ve been given
And now the part of me I didn’t want to face
Has become the very thing that gives me strength

All that I am is magic
Created before time began
Oh how I love the way you love
All I am

What a wonderful thing to realize
I find myself....looking in your eyes

All that I am is magic
Created before time began
Oh how I love the way you love
All I am

You show me how to love
All that I am

©2003 Gill 'n' Goldie Music (ASCAP) Rockroom Music (ASCAP)

Stand Up

Words & Music by JD Martin & Michael Dulaney

My voice....is so tired of being kept inside of me
What a noise....I'm gonna make when I finally set it free
I'm dying to paint this world
Whatever color I feel

I'm gonna stand up and be counted
Throw my heart over the line
Let my soul jump up like a fountain
Let it shine
Like a spark flying into the darkness
Like a field of dreams growing wild
Yeah my song will shatter the silence
This time

Right now....this little box don't feel like home to me
I'm getting out....yes I'm gonna fly across the galaxy
Nobody blocking the light
Nothing tying me down

Repeat chorus

I'm gonna stand up
I'm gonna shout
Take it all in and
Let it all out

Repeat chorus

©2003 Gill 'n' Goldie Music (ASCAP) Lights Of Denver Music, Famous Music Corp (ASCAP)

In The Beginning

Words & Music by Jan Garrett

(To the friendly physicist getting the gist is just getting the right idea
The mind looks back to the distant past, but creation is happening heah
I can search in vain for the answer, try to figure the why and the how
But my quintessential potential is already happening NOW.......)

In the beginning, right now, there’s no time like the present
Everything I’ve been waiting for is an open door
In the beginning, right here, and when I remember who I am, I am
In the perfect place, I am.......in the beginning

One more time walkin’ thru it, how am I gonna do it
Got to get from here to there, and
One more night full of worry, always in a hurry
Struggling to get somewhere, hey
Whatever happened to “Easy?” It’s time to start again..........

In the beginning......

Now I’m playing in a new way, walkin’ thru a new day
Happy just to be alive, I’m
Loving living in the essence, thankful for my presence
Opening the gifts arriving NOW.....What a feeling
Remembering I am........

In the beginning.....

©2003 Foolchild Music (ASCAP)

I Dreamed of Rain

Words & Music by Jan Garrett

1) I dreamed of rain, and the rains came
Soft and easy, sweet and clear
I dreamed of rain, and the rains came, and peace spread over the land

2) I dreamed of summer, and the winds changed
And the green was easy, and the rivers ran clear
I dreamed of summer, and the winds changed, and peace spread over the land
And the flowers bloom in the desert,
And the air is fresh and clear
I dreamed of rain, and the rains came, and peace spread over the land

3) I dreamed of freedom, and the moon rose
And the way was easy, and the path was clear
I dreamed of freedom, and the moon rose, and peace spread over the land
And the guardian stars are shining
And the night is bright and clear
I dreamed of freedom, and the moon rose, and peace spread over the land

4) I dreamed of heaven, and the earth sang
And the sound was easy, and the song was clear
I dreamed of heaven, and the earth sang, and peace spread over the land
And the ancient pain is forgotten
And the father’s debts are clear
I dreamed of heaven, and the earth sang, and peace spread over the land

5) I dreamed of rain, etc.

©2003 Foolchild Music(ASCAP)

This is What I Know

Words & Music by Jan Garrett

This is what I know: That we are all connected
The universe reflected in each shining part
And everywhere I go I recognize the faces
All of my relations in this one heart

And all I need is already looking thru these eyes
Nearer than my breathing, closer than hands and feet
We are dreaming together all the gifts of heaven and earth
And so I receive all I can be

This is what I know: That we are all connected
The universe reflected in each shining part
And everywhere I go I recognize the faces
All of my relations in this one heart

And all I need is already looking thru these eyes
Nearer than my breathing, closer than hands and feet
We are dreaming together all the gifts of heaven and earth
And so I receive all I can be

And now I let it go, with such appreciation
With sheer exhilaration now I set it free
And so it is, and so be it
When I sing it I can see it
I welcome us in, and now we begin.....

Amen.................Amen.................Amen.................Amen

©2003 Foolchild Music(ASCAP)

I Dreamed of Rain

Words & Music by Jan Garrett

1) I dreamed of rain, and the rains came
Soft and easy, sweet and clear
I dreamed of rain, and the rains came, and peace spread over the land
2) I dreamed of summer, and the winds changed
And the green was easy, and the rivers ran clear
I dreamed of summer, and the winds changed, and peace spread over the land
And the flowers bloom in the desert,
And the air is fresh and clear
I dreamed of rain, and the rains came, and peace spread over the land

3) I dreamed of freedom, and the moon rose
And the way was easy, and the path was clear
I dreamed of freedom, and the moon rose, and peace spread over the land
And the guardian stars are shining
And the night is bright and clear
I dreamed of freedom, and the moon rose, and peace spread over the land

4) I dreamed of heaven, and the earth sang
And the sound was easy, and the song was clear
I dreamed of heaven, and the earth sang, and peace spread over the land
And the ancient pain is forgotten
And the father’s debts are clear
I dreamed of heaven, and the earth sang, and peace spread over the land

5) I dreamed of rain, etc.

©2003 Foolchild Music(ASCAP)

Starting with Me - Children's Choir

Words & Music by Jan Garrett

Bless these souls that gather round now
Shining thru the storm
All the colors of the rainbow
Each of us keeping us warm

In my dreams I’ve seen our faces
We are singing from the heart
In this circle, Love embraces
Each of us, just as we are

And we are coming home again
Setting our spirits free
And we are reaching out beyond anything
We ever thought that we could be.....

So, bless these hearts and bless this vision
Bless us where we are
Peace on earth is our decision
Starting right here, beginning right now
I’m the rainbow I’ve wanted to see
The circle of peace is complete.....starting with me.

(There’s a rainbow over my shoulder, there’s a new world under my feet)

©2003 Foolchild Music (ASCAP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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