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Diane Hurst
Vancouver, WA
Member Since: 6/30/2009

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Genres: Folk

Instruments: Guitar, Piano/Keyboard, Other, Horns/Woodwinds

Influences: Keith Green, Woody Guthrie, Malvina Reynolds, Raffi

 

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1 . THE SUN SHINES ON




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  1. 1. THE SUN SHINES ON
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    THE SUN SHINES ON

                                                         
                                                            

    THE SUN SHINES ON Verse 1 WE TRAVEL IN CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE DAYS AND A QUARTER TILL WE’RE BACK TO DAY ONE AND PART OF THE TIME OUR DAYS ARE VERY LONG ANOTHER PART OF THE TIME OUR DAYS ARE ALMOST GONE Chorus AND THE SUN SHINES ON, THE SUN SHINES ON, THE SUN SHINES ON AND ON, EVERY MINUTE, EVERY HOUR, EVERY MONTH, EVERY YEAR THE SUN SHINES ON AND ON Verse 2 NOW WINTER IS HERE WAKING UP IN THE DARK SEEING FROST ON THE WINDOW PUTTING ON SWEATERS AND SCARVES A HUNDRED EIGHTY-TWO POINT SIX TWO FIVE DAYS UNTIL THE SUMMER HEAT WE’LL BE SLEEPING IN THE LIGHT NO BLANKETS—JUST A SHEET To Chorus Verse 3 AND IN THE SPRING AND IN THE FALL IT’S HALF-WAY LIGHT HALF-WAY DARK HALF-WAY COLD AND HALF-WAY HOT WE’RE HALF-WAY CLOSER TO THE BLAZING SUN, WE’RE HALF-WAY NOT To Chorus Bridge BLUE SKY, GRAY CLOUDS, WHITE SNOW ON THE GROUND WHITE SKY, GRAY RAIN, WARM SUNSHINE HERE AGAIN Verse 4 THE SEASONS COME THE SEASONS GO WE’RE TILTED FAR WE’RE TILTED CLOSE IT’S CHANGE AND CHANGE AND CHANGE AND CHANGE EVERY DAY WE’RE IN A DIFFERENT PLACE IN SPACE To Chorus Repeat verse 1 DIANE HURST © 2014
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  2. 2. HOPE IS LIKE A SEED
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    HOPE IS LIKE A SEED

                                                         
                                                            

    HOPE IS LIKE A SEED Verse 1 HOPE IS LIKE A SEED THAT GROWS, THAT GROWS IT SHOOTS UP IN THE WIND THAT BLOWS, THAT BLOWS WITH A LITTLE BIT OF SUN AND A LITTLE BIT OF RAIN A LITTLE BIT OF JOY AND A LITTLE BIT OF PAIN IT TURNS INTO A WONDERFUL FLOWER WITH AN EXQUISITE, LOVELY SMELL Verse 2 HOPE IS LIKE A COMPASS THAT FINDS THE WAY WHEN I GET LOST AND IT LOOKS DARK AND IT SEEMS LIKE A NASTY STORM IS HERE TO STAY HOPE IS TELLING ME AND YOU THIS IS SOMETHING TO TRY; THIS IS SOMETHING TO DO WHEN THINGS LOOK BAD, IT GETS YOU THROUGH—HOPE IS LIKE A VERY BEST FRIEND Verse 3 HOPE IS LIKE A MAGIC PEN THAT NEVER RUNS OUT OF INK YOU CAN TAKE IT IN YOUR HAND AND DRAW AND DRAW; IT’LL MAKE ANY COLOR YOU CAN THINK WITH LINES THAT CURVE AND LINES THAT BEND AND A BIG LONG LINE THAT NEVER EVER ENDS YOU CAN DRAW A GREAT BIG MASTERPIECE AS TALL AND AS WIDE AS THE SKY Ending HOPE IS A VERY VALUABLE THING; BETTER HOLD IT IN YOUR HEART AND SEE WHAT IT’LL BRING IT LIFTS YOU UP AND MAKES YOU SING. HOPE IS LIKE A BALLOON ON A STRING. DIANE HURST © 2012
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  3. 3. ARE WE THERE YET?
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    ARE WE THERE YET?

                                                         
                                                            

    ARE WE THERE YET? Verse 1 I’VE BEEN SITTING IN THIS SEAT FOR AN ETERNITY CORNFIELDS AND FLATLANDS ARE ALL I CAN SEE ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? I WISH THIS SEAT DIDN’T SEEM KIND OF STICKY IT’S GETTING PRETTY HOT AND MY STOMACH’S FEELING ICKY ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? Chorus SOMETIMES IT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER I WONDER IF WE WILL EVER, EVER— ARE WE THERE YET? Verse 2 I’VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS WEBSITE WAY TOO LONG DOING IT RIGHT AND DOING IT WRONG ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? I WISH I KNEW SOME CSS DON’T KNOW HTML; I’M JUST DOING MY BEST ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? Verse 3 I’VE BEEN HOPING SOMEONE WOULD SAY THEY LIKE MY SONG GIVE ANOTHER LISTEN AND HELP ME PASS IT ON ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? I WISH I KNEW WHO TO SEND THIS TO I’M KNOCKING ON DOORS BUT I’M NOT GETTING THROUGH ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? Bridge SOME THINGS TAKE A LONG TIME TO HAPPEN KEEP WORKING, STOP SIGHING, KEEP BUILDING, KEEP TRYING Verse 4 WE’VE BEEN GETTING MORE TAXES AND DEBTS EVERY YEAR MORE INTEREST TO PAY, AND A LOT MORE FEAR ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? I WISH OUR GOVERNMENT COULD LIVE WITHIN ITS MEANS HOW ABOUT OUR SENATORS EAT SOME MORE BEANS? ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? Verse 5 WE’VE BEEN FIGHTING IN THIS WORLD A REALLY LONG TIME FROM CAIN AND ABEL TO OSAMA BIN LADEN ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? I WISH THAT WE COULD WORK THINGS OUT JUST GIVE A SOFT ANSWER INSTEAD OF A SHOUT ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? To Chorus Verse 6 WE’VE BEEN TAKING CARE OF THIS OLD EARTH OF OURS SWEEPING OUT THE COBWEBS, LOOKING AT THE STARS ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? I WISH OUR AIR AND WATER WEREN’T SO DIRTY WE SCRUB AND SCRUB BUT STILL THEY'RE LOOKING MURKY ARE WE THERE YET? ARE WE THERE YET? Ending SOMETIMES IT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER I WONDER IF WE WILL EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER— ARE WE THERE YET? DIANE HURST © 2011
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  4. 4. THE FLYING BALL
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    THE FLYING BALL

                                                         
                                                            

    THE FLYING BALL IT WAS JUST THE OTHER DAY WHEN I WENT OUT TO PLAY I THREW MY BALL UP IN THE SKY AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW— IT STARTED TO FLY! IT FLEW OVER THE HOUSES, IT FLEW OVER THE TREES, IT FLEW OVER THE MOUNTAINS, IT FLEW OVER THE SEAS. IT FLEW SO FAR, IT FLEW SO FAST, IT FLEW ALL THE DAY, THEN IT BOUNCED INTO THE MOON, AND CAME BACK THE SAME WAY. IT FLEW OVER THE SEAS, IT FLEW OVER THE MOUNTAINS, IT FLEW OVER THE TREES, IT FLEW OVER THE HOUSES, IT FLEW SO FAR, IT FLEW SO FAST, IT FLEW ALL THE DAY, THEN IT BOUNCED INTO MY YARD AND I HOPE IT WILL STAY. DIANE HURST © 2010
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  5. 5. ROLL ON, BPA (BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION)
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    ROLL ON, BPA (BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION)

                                                         
                                                            

    ROLL ON, BPA Intro (spoken) ROLL ON, COLUMBIA IT’S BEEN THERE FOR EONS AND WHEN WOODIE GUTHRIE WROTE HIS TUNES HE HELPED US TO REMEMBER WHAT THIS MIGHTY RIVER CAN DO BUT SINCE WOODY’S DAY OUR NEED FOR IT HAS GROWN BECAUSE OF ALL THE THINGS WE DO AND GADGETS THAT WE OWN . . . Chorus THIS IS WHY WE NEED THE POWER COMPANY WE ALL WANT TO RUN OUR I-PODS AND PC’S WHEN IT’S GETTING KIND OF LATE WE TURN ON LIGHT FROM BPA; THEY’RE KIND OF LIKE THE SUN BUT THEY NEVER GO AWAY Verse 1 (spoken) CELL PHONES EVENTUALLY NEED TO BE RECHARGED ALL THOSE BIG SCREEN TV’S, THEY PLUG INTO THE WALL PANDORA’S ALWAYS MAKING MUSIC FROM HER LIGHTED SCREEN WHILE OUR DIRTY SHIRTS ARE TWIRLING IN THE WASHING MACHINE Bridge OH, I-TUNES WOULD NEVER WORK WITHOUT A VOLT IF WE DIDN’T HAVE GOOGLE, WELL THAT WOULD BE A JOLT BILL GATES WOULD NEVER MAKE A BUCK, WE’D HAVE TO SHOP IN STORES IF WE DIDN’T HAVE BPA POWER ANYMORE Prechorus 1 LET’S KINDLE A FIRE IN THE FIREPLACE (OH, THAT’S THE WRONG SONG!) WE CAN FIND 10,000 BOOKS ON KINDLE FIRE (THAT’S IT!) I DON’T SING VERY LOUD WITHOUT A MICROPHONE; I REALLY LIKE PLAYING THIS ELECTRIC GUITAR Prechorus 2 ADOBE WILL HELP ME TO BUILD THINGS I CAN SKYPE WHEN I WANT TO PAY A CALL HOW WOULD I FIND MY WAY AT NIGHT IF I DIDN’T HAVE THAT NIGHTLIGHT IN THE HALL? Verse 2 (spoken) HOW COULD I MAKE COFFEE WITHOUT GRINDING COFFEE BEANS? WE WOULDN’T HAVE MERINGUE AND WE WOULDN’T HAVE WHIPPED CREAM! AND OUR ELECTRIC LAWNMOWER WOULD NEVER MOVE A BIT IF WE DIDN’T HAVE A POWER SOUCE PUMPING INTO IT Prechorus3 IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT EMAIL (IS THAT GOOD OR BAD?) A WORLD WITHOUT PODCASTS OR BLOGS HOW WOULD WE KNOW WHAT OUR FRIENDS WERE DOING IF FACEBOOK WASN’T THERE AT ALL? (To chorus) Verse 3 (spoken) THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND, AND WOODY’S LAND, TOO I WONDER WHAT HE’D THINK NOW, ABOUT WHAT THAT RIVER CAN DO HE’D PROBABLY LIKE BAND CAMP, AND MAYBE MUSIC X-RAY, TOO OR WOULD HE SAY WE’VE BITTEN OFF MORE THAN WE CAN CHEW? Prechorus 4 HE WAS ALWAYS DREAMING HIS HEAD UP IN THE CLOUDS LOOKS LIKE WE’RE GOING ALONG WITH HIM THAT’S WHERE WE’RE HEADED NOW—(THE CLOUD) (To chorus) ©DIANE HURST 2012
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  6. 6. BAD NEWS BLUES
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    BAD NEWS BLUES

                                                         
                                                            

    THE BAD NEWS BLUES Verse 1 SOME PEOPLE LISTEN TO THE MORNING NEWS WHILE THEY BRUSH THEIR TEETH THEY READ THE MORNING PAPER IN THEIR COMMUTER SEAT I’D LIKE TO BE LIKE THEM—SO INFORMED AND SO SURE, BUT HEARING THE NEWS EVERY DAY IS JUST SOMETHING I CAN’T ENDURE Chorus IT’S THE BAD NEWS BLUES, IT’S THE BAD NEWS BLUES, I WOULD LISTEN TO THE NEWS, BUT THEN I’D HAVE THE BAD NEWS BLUES Verse 2 I’D LIKE TO HEAR WHAT THE WEATHERMAN SAYS, AND LOOK AT THE GROCERY SALES I’D LIKE TO KNOW WHO’S RUNNING ALONG THE ELECTION TRAIL BUT THERE’S NEWS OF MISSING PEOPLE, OF MURDER AND ARSON AND MORE . . . I COULD LISTEN TO THE NEWS IF THEY WOULD LEAVE OUT ALL THE HORROR To Chorus Verse 3 IF WE DIDN’T HEAR ANY BAD NEWS, WOULD OUR WORLD BE A BETTER PLACE? WOULD WE STROLL RIGHT INTO A TSUNAMI WAVE WITH SMILES ALL OVER OUR FACES? IF JOURNALISTS AND NEWSCASTERS DIDN’T TELL US WHAT WAS WHAT, WOULD WE MOSEY AROUND WITH SILLY GRINS AND OUR HEADS ALL FULL OF FLUFF? Instrument Interlude Verse 4 I CAN’T READ THE NEWSPAPER BECAUSE IT FREAKS ME OUT ALL THOSE SCARY PEOPLE AND THINGS I DON’T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IF IRAN INVADES THE U.S.A. YOU CAN SAY, “I TOLD YOU SO” YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE NEWS ALL YOU WANT; I JUST DON’T WANT TO KNOW To Chorus DIANE HURST © 2011
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  7. 7. F-R-I-E-N-D - SHIP
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    F-R-I-E-N-D - SHIP

                                                         
                                                            

    F-R-I-E-N-D - SHIP THERE ARE LOTS OF SHIPS IN THE OCEAN, CRUISING ALONG IN THE SEA THERE ARE TANKERS WITH OIL, SHIPS WITH CARGO IN THEIR HOLDS, WITH TOURISTS SIPPING ICE TEA WELL THERE’S ONE KIND OF SHIP I DON’T WANT TO MISS GONNA GET ON BOARD, GONNA TAKE A TRIP IT’S GOING TO BE FANTASTIC SOMETHING WE CAN SHARE I REALLY HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE IT’S F-R-I-E-N-D – FRIENDSHIP, F-R-I-E-N-D - FRIENDSHIP, F-R-I-E-N-D - FRIENDSHIP THAT’S THE SHIP FOR YOU AND ME SOME PEOPLE WANT TO GO IT ALONE, ROWING THEIR ROWBOAT ALONG IN THE FOAM, PADDLING A RUBBER RAFT IN THE SEA WELL, THAT IS NOT FOR ME— 'CAUSE I’M GONNA JUMP ON A GREAT BIG SHIP WE’LL TRAVEL TOGETHER LIKE WE’RE JOINED AT THE HIP IT’S GOING TO BE MARVELOUS IT’S GOING TO BE SWELL AND EVERYONE WILL GET TO KNOW YOU WELL IT’S F-R-I-E-N-D – FRIENDSHIP, F-R-I-E-N-D - FRIENDSHIP, F-R-I-E-N-D - FRIENDSHIP THAT’S THE SHIP FOR YOU AND ME (Instrumental break) THERE’S ONE KIND OF SHIP THAT’LL TAKE YOU FAR, NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IT’S F-R-I-E-N-D – FRIENDSHIP, THAT’S THE SHIP FOR YOU AND ME
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  8. 8. CHOCOLATE
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    CHOCOLATE

                                                         
                                                            

    CHOCOLATE writers: Diane Hurst/Bobby Watts Verse 1 CH- CH- CH- CHOCOLATE I LOVE YOUR SILKY TEXTURE WHEN YOU MELT IN MY MOUTH I LOVE YOUR SWEET FLAVOR Verse 2 CH- CH- CH- CHOCOLATE HE LIKES IT COLD SHE LIKES IT HOT I JUST LIKE IT ANY WAY Chorus WHO’D EVER THINK THAT A LOWLY BEAN WOULD BE A FINE DESSERT FIT FOR A KING? WHEN CORTEZ SEARCHED FOR GOLD IN MONTEZUMA’S RULE THIS TASTY TREAT WAS DISCOVERED, TOO! Verse 3 CHOCOLATE CREAM PIE, CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CH- CH- CH- CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, TOO AND CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM Verse 4 CH- CH- CH- CHOCOLATE TRIFLE AND TRUFFLES PUDDINGS AND CAKES WITH FRILLY RUFFLES OOEY-GOOEY CHOCOLATE FUDGE To Chorus Bridge CHOCOLATE, I LOVE YOU A LOT, CHOCOLATE, I LOVE YOU A LOT, CHOCOLATE, I LOVE YOU A LOT, CHOCOLATE, I LOVE YOU A LOT CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE! I LIKE TO TAKE A SIP OR MAKE IT BE A DRIPPY DIP OR EAT IT ON A STICK GIVE ME A CHOCOLATE WAFFLE MAYBE A PITA WITH SOME CHOCOLATE FALAFEL OR A BOWL OF CHOCOLATE COLE SLAW! To Chorus Ending CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE CHOCOLATE, I LOVE YOU A LOT CHOCOLATE, I LOVE YOU A LOT CHOCOLATE, I LOVE YOU A LOT CHOCOLATE, CHOCOLATE! DIANE HURST/ BOBBY WATTS © 2010
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  9. 9. BABY
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    BABY

                                                         
                                                            

    BABY Poem by George MacDonald, 1871 WHERE DID YOU COME FROM, BABY DEAR? OUT OF THE EVERYWHERE INTO THE HERE WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE EYES SO BLUE? OUT OF THE SKY AS I CAME THROUGH WHAT MAKES THE LIGHT IN THEM SPARKLE AND SPIN? SOME OF THE STARRY SPIKES LEFT IN WHERE DID YOU GET THAT LITTLE TEAR? I FOUND IT WAITING WHEN I GOT HERE WHAT MAKES YOUR FOREHEAD SO SMOOTH AND HIGH? A SOFT HAND STROKED IT AS I WENT BY WHAT MAKES YOUR CHEEK LIKE A WARM WHITE ROSE? I SAW SOMETHING BETTER THAN ANYONE KNOWS. WHENCE THAT THREE-CORNERED SMILE OF BLISS? THREE ANGELS GAVE ME AT ONCE A KISS WHERE DID YOU GET THIS PEARLY EAR? GOD SPOKE, AND IT CAME OUT TO HEAR WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE ARMS AND HANDS? LOVE MADE ITSELF INTO BONDS AND BANDS FEET, WHENCE DID YOU COME, YOU DARLING THINGS? FROM THE SAME BOX AS THE CHERUBS’ WINGS HOW DID THEY ALL JUST COME TO BE YOU? GOD THOUGHT ABOUT ME, AND SO I GREW BUT HOW DID YOU COME TO US, YOU DEAR? GOD THOUGHT ABOUT YOU, AND SO I AM HERE
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  10. 10. TREASURES IN HEAVEN
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    TREASURES IN HEAVEN

                                                         
                                                            

    TREASURES IN HEAVEN VERSE ONE: I FOUND A TREASURE THE OTHER DAY; I TOOK IT AND MADE IT MINE I SAW A CHILD WHO NEEDED A SMILE; I GAVE HIM ONE OF MINE CHORUS: STORE UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN STORE UP FOR YOURSELVES THE THINGS THAT ARE TRUE STORE UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN AND YOUR HEART WILL BE THERE, TOO VERSE TWO: I FOUND A TREASURE THE OTHER DAY I TOOK IT AND MADE IT MINE IT WAS THE WORDS OF AN ANCIENT BOOK THAT ECHOED IN MY MIND REPEAT CHORUS VERSE THREE: I FOUND A TREASURE THE OTHER DAY IT WAS A HILL I NEEDED TO CLIMB IT WASN’T SO VERY FAR AWAY WHEN I TOOK IT ONE STEP AT A TIME REPEAT CHORUS MUSICAL INTERLUDE I FOUND A TREASURE THE OTHER DAY I TOOK IT AND MADE IT MINE DIANE HURST © 2008
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  11. 11. IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD
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    IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD

                                                         
                                                            

    IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD WORD OF LIGHT (YOU ARE LIGHT) WORD OF HOPE (YOU ARE HOPE) WORD OF PEACE (YOU ARE PEACE) WORD OF LOVE (YOU ARE LOVE) WORD OF JOY (YOU ARE JOY) WORD OF TRUTH (YOU ARE TRUTH) WORD OF POWER (YOU ARE POWER) WORD OF LIFE (YOU ARE LIFE) IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD DIANE HURST © 2014
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