So Low / Sky High

by Bob Sky Young

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This a collection of the best songs from Bob's "So Low" (Feb 2008) and "Sky High" (Mar 2008) collections. In a frenzy of creativity and insomnia over a six week period as Bob's dad lay dying in a hospital room, these songs were recorded.

Packed with brutal honesty, extreme highs and lows, and seasoned with a bit of every style of music Bob grew up with, this collection will connect with your heart and mind, and just might help heal your soul.

For more information about Bob's work with the Delta Twins, please visit www.deltatwins.com.

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released March 15, 2008

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All songs, instruments, vocals, artwork, production - heck, EVERYTHING - by Bob "Sky" Young.
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PRESS:
"A spiritually blues-driven experience..."
- Jill Jack, Singer/Songwriter/Detroit Music Award winner

"...unique style of soulful songwriting voodoo. "
- Bryan Rodgers, Album Review (Oct 04, 2011)

"The frontman, Bob Young, voices a distinctive american-modern, rhythmic-soul..."
- Jenna Ounanian, The Examiner (Apr 16, 2011)

"Wise lyrics, heartfelt performance, and consistent live shows..."
- Julian Gorman, Album Review (Sep 20, 2010)

"What you see and hear on stage... is pure, heartfelt, talent in music. What you may not see is the methodical professionalism..."
- AJ O'Neil, AJ's Music Cafe (Ferndale, MI)

"a wide appeal on many levels... musicianship is tight... vocals enjoyable... selections moved the listeners in just the right way, with sincerity and energy... I highly recommend."
- Nancy Coumoundouros, City of Farmington Hills
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Bob Sky Young Farmington, Michigan

Perhaps better known as one half of the Delta Twins, "Sky" is a prolific composer with alter egos to suit each style of music. Here he explores an indie/folk/acoustic sound while playing all the instruments.

He's not one to limit himself to one genre. Perhaps that's the basis for his "Sky's The Limit Studios". Or maybe because his high school basketball nickname was "Sky". Or...?
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Track Name: I'm Glad I'm Here
CHORUS:
Running down the road of life
You leave a lot of dreams behind
Broken visions, token schemes
I’m open to the good I’m finding
Every river, every mountain
Every cloud calls me nearer
I don't know where I’m going with you Lord
But I’m glad I’m here.

Looking back when I fell back and
What it took to get on the track and
Where this pilgrim is from where he planned
I know I’m not all I could be but I’m
Growing strong and steadily and I’m
Leaving what I left in his hand.

CHORUS

A common man full of plans —
I watched what did and didn't pan,
I saw who won and who had to pay
For what it's worth, for what it's not
For most of everything I've got
I'd look you in the eye and say "he's the way"

CHORUS
Track Name: Everything's Alright
I do believe
everything will be alright
no matter just how dark it seems
`cause I've been in the tunnel of love
where you can't see your hand
and it's push and shove
and you're frightened for your life
crying "It's enough!"
but then it's over, and that's it.

CHORUS:
And everything's alright, baby, it's alright
and it's gonna be alright — just wait and see.
Everything's alright, baby, it's alright
it's gonna be alright for you and me.

I've had a friend or two
(perhaps a lot like you)
got lost in someone's crazy dream
and I never thought I'd see `em again
I sent a prayer in the air,
it was blown by the wind
one day my phone rang twice
and a voice on the end
said "It's over, and I'm back."

CHORUS

Don't give up —
you know God knows what He's doing
Don't give in —
oh, you know He's listening
Don't give up —
He works everything for good
Don't give out —
I know one day you're gonna sing

VERSE JAM —> CHORUS

Don't give up…
Don't give in…
Don't give out.

© 7/15/2000 by Bob Young
Track Name: It's Joy
I don't know when it begins
but when it's under my skin I've gotta…smile
Maybe I'm thinking of you
or of all that you do for this…child
It's unexplainable, it's uncontainable, I think it is…
It's inexpressible, it's irrepressible

CHORUS:
I think it's joy, it could be joy, Oh yeah it's joy
I think it's joy, it could be joy, Oh yeah it's joy

In the pit of despair
it's known to follow me there and make me…laugh
Deep in the shadows of doubt
it can carry me out in it's…grasp
It's unexplainable, it's uncontainable, I think it is…
It's inexpressible, it's irrepressible

CHORUS

It's in the smile of a child
It's in the wind blowing wild
It's in the kiss of my wife
It's from the Lord of my life

CHORUS
Track Name: Always Be My Friend
I know you
You know me
So much has happened to us
Baby, when times were bad
We made it through
We won't go the way of others
Bound together by a band
For as much as I love you,
You'll always be my friend.

The passion
The promise
Time wears away emotions
But baby, I'll be your constant
In this changing world
I don't know about the others
`cause you're always on my mind
And as much as I love you,
You'll always be my friend.

There may come a time
When I can't remember
What it felt like
When we first kissed
But I know
It'll be a warm December
When I'm far from your side-
I just can't resist

To love you
Forever
And I know your love is true
Baby, I'll stand by you
Through the coming storms
I know we will go the distance
Hand in hand to the end
`cause as much as I love you,
You'll always be my friend.
As much as I love you,
You'll always be my friend.
Track Name: Just Enough
August trees leaning over the road in the rain
to drink your shower
Lightning flash up ahead enlightens my pain
I’m in your power

CHORUS:
Just as it should be
Hungry and thirsty
With just enough fear and hope
In you.

Raindrops spatter my windows and I can’t see
(at least not clearly)
Thunder echoes a mile or more from me
“I love you dearly”

CHORUS

I look up
but I can’t see through the clouds –
Are they dust on your feet underneath your feet
I look up
I can’t see, but I can feel
I feel your love falling down on me

CHORUS
Track Name: I'm Not So Sure
I used to do as I was told
But who's to tell when I get old?
I’m not so sure
`cause many things I used to say
Have turned out another way
And now I’m not so sure

But I’ve always been sure of you...
Oh, I’ve always been sure of you.

Men will come and men will go —
How many men before the world will know?
I’m not so sure.
There's a wise man, there's a fool,
There's a boy who prays in school
(or does he — I’m not so sure)

But I’ve always been sure of you...
Oh, I’ve always been sure of you.

I’m sure you know my voice.
I’m sure of one small choice.

Who's to tell what lies ahead?
Who's to say what's not been said already?
I’m not so sure.
I read the signs, I hear the news —
What's the world really got to lose?
I’m not so sure.

But I’ve always been sure of you
Oh my lord, I’ve always been sure of you
Oh, I’ve always been sure of you.
Track Name: Sylvia Ann
M-mm fourteen miles to go
City eyes on country road
Sylvia Ann
I'm coming home

M-mm fourteen miles to glance
My mind begins to dance
With Sylvia Ann
This could be my last chance

And I want for you
To treat my warm heart right tonight
Where there's a guitar playing
I'll be staying up
And out of sight.

M-mm fourteen miles to where
I can really breathe the air
Sylvia Ann
Would you, could you care?

And I want for you
To treat my cool heart right tonight
And harbor all my darkest secrets
In your neon night

Sylvia, Sylvia, Sylvia Ann...
Sylvia, Sylvia, Sylvia Ann...

M-mm fourteen miles away
Would you wait on me today
Sylvia Ann?
I'll be there right away.
Track Name: What's A Boy To Do
Everything I say you twist against me;
Everything you do fuels my fire.
How can there be peace with all this history?
How can there be love without desire?
I say that I forgive you -
I believe I do forgive you -
But I wouldn't trust you far as
I could THROW YOU OUT MY DOOR.

CHORUS:
What's a boy to do?
What's a boy to do?
You've stolen everything that never really gave me
what I really needed anyway -
What's this boy to do?

Everything you say is indirectly;
Everything I do is on the side.
How can there be joy with all this misery?
How can there be love with all this pride?
I say all is forgiven -
I believe all is forgiven -
But there really is no livin'
When you’re CONDEMNED TO THE CORE.

CHORUS

You want me to beg forgiveness
for the wrongs I never did?
You want me to bow and worship
and let you doddle on my kids?
You want me to buy some Hallmark card
and fake my jubilation
and bring my presence to some GA-LA EV-ENT
when I was on the far side of the nation
so I gave my prompt reply
but you had the NERVE TO LIE

CHORUS

I say that I forgive you -
I believe I do forgive you -
Track Name: Empty Shoes
I suppose I'll read about it in the papers
If I don't hear from some long-forgotten friend
wanting just to know if I am doing alright
and if my heart is really on the mend
with the fact I'll never see your face again...

I've been thinking for a while how I would answer -
What I wouldn't say (and maybe what I would).
Man, it seems like every Tom and Dick and Harry
Has some tale about how you once did them some good,
But I won't burst their balloon (though I could).

Yeah, you were larger than life for a while
You had that pat on the back and winning smile
But somewhere beyond the Coupe de Ville
in that big mansion on the hill
something died along with the will
and now there are just empty shoes to fill.

I have often wondered if you think about me
in a way that isn't tainted by the lies;
if there's any spark of pride in what I'm doing,
if there's any hint of pleasure and surprise,
perhaps a glint of understanding in your eyes.

Yeah, you were larger than life for a while -
You had that pat on the back and winning smile,
But somewhere beyond the Coupe de Ville
in that big mansion on the hill
something died along with the will
and now there are just empty shoes to fill.

I never gave you what you really wanted
But I learned to let you be the man you are
and though that never seemed to bring us back together
I didn't need you as my superstar
(and you never really needed that car)

Yeah, you were larger than life for a while -
You had that pat on the back and winning smile,
But somewhere beyond the Coupe de Ville
in that big mansion on the hill
something died along with the will
and now there are just empty shoes to fill.

Now there are just empty shoes...
Track Name: Short of the Sky
If I could heal half the hurt I’ve given
If I could crucify the side that just won't die
I’d be a better man, a better man
Who fell short of the sky
If I could gather every stranger that I’ve spit on
If I could be a friend who never walked on by
I’d be a better man, I’d be a better man
Who fell short of the sky

Make-believe it never happened –
No, I can't buy another lie
But then, it's not remorse
That changes the course
Of a man who falls short of the sky

Tomorrow is a luxury
Today will take on wings and fly
Yesterday is filled
With tales of noble men
Who fell short of the sky

But there was one
Who climbed above the stars
And only stopped by here to die
And if we follow him
When our last hope grows dim
We'll understand just why
He chose to love us so
And lift us up to go
Somewhere beyond the sky.
Track Name: Fly Away
The sky above is closing in today
everything around me now feels gray
if only I could find the words to say
(you wouldn't want to hear it anyway)

You never really wanted me to be
and I could never hope to make you see
and even if somehow we could agree
there's something on the wind that's calling me...

CHORUS:
I'm gonna fly away, bye bye
I'm leaving you today,
there's just no other way
I've got to fly away, bye bye
Even though I'm on my own
I know I'm not alone, bye bye...

It's funny how the world looks so clear
soaring high above the atmosphere
and even though I'm scared, I feel no fear
(and I don't even mind that you're not here)

CHORUS

Even though I'm on my own
I know I'm not alone, bye bye...