Finding Lighthouses

by Emily Gatzke

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A guitar, an honest voice, and a hopeful message. 6 homemade melodies with purposes bigger than themselves.

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released August 26, 2013

Produced by: Emily Gatzke and Jared Norton
Engineered by: Jared Norton
Mastered by: Kenny Baumann
Album Design: Emily Thornton
Album Photography: Miranda Roberts
All songs written by Emily Gatzke
© 2013 Hopeful Sounds
All Rights Reserved.

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Emily is a singer/songwriter from Wisconsin. Her goal is to write music that inspires hope within her listeners through the real-life situations she writes about.

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Track Name: The Ocean Song
I found rest in your anchor
Deep on the floor of our sea
When you put it on paper
You were never meant for me
And I’ll work up the courage
To tell you that we were wrong
Be kind, rewind now I see that
It was written in our song
And I take comfort in nighttime
Knowing you’ll get some sleep
Your soul’s beauty knows no end, boy
But its match is not with me

When you found it somehow
As waves crash on the shore
Singing freedom in the night
Now you can’t ignore
That you’re flying in your dreams
For the very first time
And this newfound love
For the truth that has come
Out of the hardship of life
Now you’ve finally won
The right to be free
Your melody
Your heart is beating to a whole new drum
You’re gonna find your sun

Now I don’t know when I’ll see you
But I think it’s for the best
In our story I told you
To fight despite all the rest
Now it’s time to disregard that
You know we were too young
And I don’t know if this helps but
Just know I’m healthy for once

When you found it somehow
As waves crash on the shore
Singing freedom in the night
Now you can’t ignore
That you’re flying in your dreams
For the very first time
And this newfound love
For the truth that has come
Out of the hardship of life
Now you’ve finally won
The right to be free
Your melody
Your heart is beating to a whole new drum
You’re gonna find your sun
Track Name: Not Alone (feat. Chris Lee)
Those empty eyes are haunting, hurting in his sleep
He tries to flee, she meets him there
That crash you heard last night was the only
World he’d ever known

She lost her hope
He lost his faith in the world
Together they lost everything
They’d ever known

But they’re not alone, oh no
They’re not alone, oh no
They’re not alone
Not alone

The burden’s weight
Sinks heavy on her shoulder
$2.33 an hour and the night’s
Not nearly over
Her dreams dash further forward
Far, so far away

She lost her hope
He lost his faith in the world
Together they lost everything
They’d ever known

But they’re not alone, oh no
They’re not alone, oh no
They’re not alone
Not alone

Well he’s fighting, she’s flying
He’s still holding on, but she said her last goodbye
And now he won’t stop
Cause he’s too hurt to put the pieces back
And despite the mess she’s made
Of tangled heartstrings from truths she delayed
And the relapse into hearts
Already fully, completely collapsed
He finds the grace, and she remains
Brave, so brave
She remains brave
She remains brave
She remains brave
Track Name: Two Drinks
Singing her heart out, she fell when their melodies locked
In that room their eyes met, they talked in song
And he came into her life like the flowers in the air
She was wishing on the wind like when her hair was fair

And she cried,
You reside in every word I write, and I have tried
To write this song endless times

Two drinks
And she made the call
And grew lungs from the alcohol
And in the morning
She still meant it all
Then prayed he had felt it all along

And he drove through the mountains on that endless summer day
She said goodbye, could not believe the ache
Haunted by his eyes in her dreams for weeks and weeks
And everywhere she ran his name was in the trees

And she cried,
You reside in every word I write, and I have tried
To write this song endless times

Two drinks
And she made the call
And grew lungs from the alcohol
And in the morning
She still meant it all
Then prayed he had felt it all along

And this feeling is so strong
But I’ve silent for too long
So I’ll tell you now

When you said goodnight I could not close my eyes
So I’ll ask just once then leave you to your life
Would you run if you knew, or would you want me too?
Believe me when I say I’d give it all just to be with you

Two drinks
And I made the call
And grew lungs from the alcohol
And in the morning
I still meant it all
Then prayed you had felt it all

And two drinks
And I made the call
And grew lungs from the alcohol
And in the morning
I still meant it all
Then prayed you
Would feel what I feel now
Track Name: Fireflies
She was only seventeen
Swept away by his mystique
Dove in the water far too deep
Lost her heart to a faithful leap
I’m sure you felt the weight
When you saw her standing with him
At the wedding in May
Her strength fell down with the
Thunder and the rain

Candlelight shaping the shadows in the night
It’s dark but sister, the fireflies will guide
Their lights create the words we see with our own eyes
“You’ll still find love”

And Grandpa said his prayers
Every night, you’d hear him kneeling there
As the floorboards sighed their creaks
You’d hear him softly speak
And you saw him cry
For the very first time in your entire life
She was his sunset, she was his wife
And he prayed, “Take me away
And thank you, Lord, for this day”

Candlelight shaping the shadows in the night
It’s dark but sister, the fireflies will guide
Their lights create the words we see with our own eyes
“You’ll still find love”

And their forever began
Hugs and kisses from Mom
She walked her to the van
I knew he’d treat her so well when she told me
For the first time, she loved herself
He said, “in sickness and in health”
And we burned sparklers that night
But even so, it was their love that was causing the light
Their hearts beat, I give you all, all of me
And there is nowhere else I’d rather be

Candlelight shaping the shadows in the night
It’s dark but sister, the fireflies will guide
Their lights create the words we see with our own eyes
“You’ll still find love”
Track Name: Thoughtful Abandon
You’re unattainable, and you pulled me in
I was captivated by your kiss
I saw the sides that no one else knows
I wanted to be the one to give you hope

Through the years with nothing left undone
I wanted to teach you how to love
We let the world get to us
We let the world get between us

Sheltered hearts, abandon your guards tonight
The sun will shine again and bring the morning light
We’re getting in our own way
We’re getting in our own way
Expect nothing less than the price that we should pay
For life and love and happiness for all our days
And finding our own paths
As we search for pieces to fill up all the things that we lack

I was so afraid you wouldn’t change
This face you put on for me was not the same
As the you right beneath your skin
Would you not want me as soon as you let me in?

Sheltered hearts, abandon your guards tonight
The sun will shine again and bring the morning light
We’re getting in our own way
We’re getting in our own way
Expect nothing less than the price that we should pay
For life and love and happiness for all our days
And finding our own paths
As we search for pieces to fill up all the things that we lack
Track Name: The Water
If you think you feel it coming down
Raise your eyes from the ground
No brother, you’re not mistaken
Your life will not be forsaken

There is hope
There is hope if you’re broken
There is hope
Though you do not believe
There is hope
When your body is shaken
Be set free

There’s a lighthouse
Burning bright in the dark
There’s a fight, there’s a fight to be won
As the ocean tumbles trials ashore
Your feet won’t sink

You won’t drown
Grab the branch of this tree
There’s a fire propelling me
Join your voices, we’ll shout to the clouds
As the rain comes down

Now go fly
To the bridge that you built
With your hands, all the blood that was spilled
You are ready to cross over this space
We’re breaking away