The Leap

by Tom Penhale

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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