The Leap

by Tom Penhale

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These songs take you on a journey of self-exploration and empowerment that invite the mind to roam and the heart to open to the beauty of our world and all its possibilities. At the same time, they express pain for our fragile planet being plundered by the business as usual way of doing things that separates us from nature and pits us against one another.

Tom invites us to see the world with new eyes to inspire us to find and live out our deepest passions. He looks forward to joining forces with those who are answering the rallying cry for radical change to enable us to take the evolutionary leap so desperately needed.

For more information on this ongoing project go to TomPenhale.com.

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released July 29, 2016

All songs written by Tom Penhale

All songs co-produced by Tom Penhale and Elizabeth Lorrey except:
"Going Deeper, Rising Higher" and "Leap Time" produced by Tom Penhale

Vocals, Flute, Electric wind instrument (EWI), Percussion recorded at Lofty Goals

Acoustic guitar, Keyboards recorded at Lorrey Sounds

Drums for all songs recorded at Chillhouse Studios except:
Drums for "Right Here, Right Now" and "From the Void" recorded at Copperhead Studios

Credits for the musicians on songs are listed in notes for each individual song

Photography by Randi Freundlich Photography and Meira Appell.

Cover art by Tom Penhale

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Tom Penhale Newton, Massachusetts

Tom Penhale is a dynamic singer/songwriter, flautist, and electric wind instrument (EWI) player. With his EWI, Tom has 356 sounds to choose from. Some are quite authentic to the instrument they emulate, while others have their own distinctive voice. When combined with his flute and the talents of other musicians, a unique fusion of rock, alternative, and jazz is created. ... more

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Track Name: Right Here, Right Now
Woke up this morning, feelin’ half dead
Stuck in quicksand, filled with dread
Workin’ for peanuts, more harm than good
I know I should leave here, if only I could

I’m a good person, doin’ my best
Feedin’ my family, so I should feel blessed
But these sharks that I work for, tear at my soul
How did I get here? I’m losin’ control

Right here, right now
I’m gonna’ break through, I’m gonna’ break through
And I say right here, right now
This is my moment, this is my moment
This is my chance for a new start

I turn on the news, feel the temperature rise
All that anger and all those cries
The tick of the time bomb, louder each day
There’s so much to do here, no time to delay!

And I say right here, right now
I'm gonna’ break through, I'm gonna’ break through
And I say right here, right now
This is my moment, this is my moment
This is my chance for a new start

The sages of the ages tell me shake, shake, shake
Shake yourself free from it all
Shake yourself free from all of your baggage
All attachments – let ‘em go
Quiet the mind
Open up to the heart
The essence of you will emerge
Tap into the source, oh can you feel the power?
Where the passion and the insight converge

I woke up this morning with a smile on my face
Filled with fire and filled with grace
Still got my job here, but it don’t have me
So I’ll follow my heart, ‘til I’m finally free
Free to be me, finally free, finally, finally free to be me

And I say right here, right now
This is my break through, yeah it's my break through
And I say right here, right now
This is my moment, this is my moment,
This is my vow
To me and you
To follow through
To be a force
To live in truth
To heal the world
Track Name: From the Void
Here I am
Stuck in time
Stuck in time
Stuck in time

But the world keeps spinning' round
As our time keeps tickin' down
It's a Battleground

It seems I've lost my way
At least that's what they say
There's a pretty price to pay

When the old world falls apart
And a new one's in my heart
It's lonely, empty, dark

From the void I touch
From the void I see
From the void a new way of living

From the void I taste
From the void I hear
From the void a new world is calling

Here I am
Stuck between
Stuck between
Stuck between two worlds

If it looks like I'm depressed
I'm tryin ' to divest
It's you that I protest

Your story's gettin' old
You tinker til' we fold
This calls for something bold

Free from fear and doubt
I'll find another route
To the ledge I go
I'll be a scout
To the edge I go

From the void I touch
From the void I see
From the void a new way of living

From the void I taste
From the void I hear
From the void a new world is calling

No, I'm not lazy
And no, I'm not crazy
It's livin' a lie that's crazy
I'm livin' a lie no more

From the void I touch
From the void I see
From the void a new way of living

From the void I taste
From the void I hear
From the void a new world before me
Track Name: Positive Addiction
If there's one thing I can count on, it's you here
Ready to liberate me
First I was dancin', then came the flute
Call me hooked, but I'm free

Every day you’re my lover
Each day a spark to a flame
So fire it up, get into the flow
And all you need to do is play

Could be simple, could be crazy, it could be you sweat
It could be locked in your mind
But when you find it, oh you will know
That positive addiction it will feed your soul

And now you're livin' and lovin' the way it could be
You gonna send your passion round the world
Live it, love it with all your might
Gonna tell it, tell it to the world
Yell it, yell it to the world

If there's one thing I'm good at, it's dreamin’
Dreamin’ of all we could be
But that's not enough, I gotta’ find me the strength
Find me the strength to be me

I’m gonna’ open wide like a poet
Reach inside to the flame
Open the pathways and open my heart
Soon it's one and the same

All the miracles surround me, who thought it could be?
I'm ready to follow my bliss
Cuz when I'm in it, in the zone
Positive addiction how it feeds my soul

And now we're livin' and lovin' the way it could be
Gonna send our passion round the world
Live it, love it with all our might
Gonna tell it, tell it to the world
Yell it, yell it to the world

If everybody loved you like I do
There'd be nobody left to fight wars
Instead we would be fightin' for free time
For doin' the things that we love
You got to find your passion
Tell it, oh and yell it to the world

How 'bout a new way to look at the future?
Utopia's already here
All you can dream of, dare to believe
No longer driven by fear

All my life I've been workin', workin'
Workin' for what? I don't know
But here in the future, the dream has arrived
And I'll never, ever let go

I see skaters, meditators, whatever it takes
To open up hearts and minds
Cuz when we live it, oh we will know
Positive addiction, how it feeds our soul

And now we're livin' and lovin' the way it could be
We gonna send our passion round the world
Live it, love it with all our might
Gonna tell it, tell it to the world
Can you hear me?
Yell it, yell it to the world
Track Name: Leap Time
What is this flame of expectation?
Burning in my soul
With visions of the future
What stories to be told!

Our challenge it is daunting
Our planet on the brink
The end or the beginning
May be closer than we think

Cuz' If we keep on drillin' deeper,
Deep inside our bones
Splinter into pieces
Into the unknown

If we don't lay down our weapons
The fittest may survive,
But what they'll inherit,
It will horrify

Evolution, revolution, evolutionary leap time, leap time
Time to rise above it all
Oh yes it's leap time, leap time,
Time to answer to the call

This world keeps getting smaller
Connections interweave
That's why there's no limit
To what we can conceive

The more I see the beauty
The more I feel the pain
I want that world so badly
Feel it coursing through my veins

The seventh generation,
That should be the rule
Leave it to the children
Not to all these fools

Conscious evolution
That'll be the key
Tap into the essence
Of what we could be

Evolution, revolution, evolutionary leap time, leap time
Time to rise above it all
Oh yes it's leap time, leap time,
Time to answer to the call

Well it starts with me
And it starts with you
We're all invited to start anew

One by one we gonna' stand up tall
Defend this planet before we fall
The tipping point is coming near
Coming closer it's becoming clear
With drumbeats poundin' to the risin' tide
We are one

This is a call to the co-creators
How many will it take?
Before the transformation
Is ours to celebrate

So conjure up your wildest dreams,
All that we could be
Cuz' anything can happen here
With love to set us free

Let's co-create the future
Accelerate the shift
Let me hear you holler
When you share your gifts

We're all in this together
Dancin' through the streets
Dancin', dancin',
Dancin' through the streets

Dancin', dancin'
Dancin' through the streets
We'll be dancin', dancin',
Dancin' through the trees

Dancin', dancin',
Dancin' through the trees
Dancin', dancin'
Through the trees

I wonder what would happen
If we broke out in peace
This could be my mission
Gonna' take the leap

Evolution, revolution, evolutionary leap time, leap time
Time to rise above it all
Oh yes it's leap time, leap time,
Time to answer to the
Time to answer
It's time to answer to the call