Let It Shine

by Emily Riddle

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Emily Riddle ~ Vocals, Ukelele

J. Andrews ~ Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Keyboards, Banjo, Backing Vocals on Tracks 4, 7, 8, 10

David Riddle ~ Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Harmonica, Backing Vocals on Tracks 3, 6, 10

Randy Cochran ~ Drums, Percussion, Mellotron, Bells

Will Yates ~ Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Organ

Jennie Lee Riddle ~ Backing Vocals on Tracks 7, 10

Tony Guerrero ~ Trumpet

Jason Thor ~ Trombone

Group Vocals on “This Little Light” ~ Emily Riddle, David Riddle, Jennie Lee Riddle, J. Andrews, Will Yates, Crystal Yates, David Pitcher.

All songs arranged by Emily Riddle, Jennie Lee Riddle, & J. Andrews.

Produced by Emily Riddle and J. Andrews.
Executive Producer ~ Jennie Lee Riddle.
Engineered & Mixed at New Hope Road by J. Andrews.
Mastered by Nolan Brett at Crystal Clear Sound.
Cover Design and Layout by Randy Cochran.

A huge thank you to my mom, Jennie Lee Riddle, who has sacrificed so much to see me become all I can be. You've given all your time, effort, and support to make this project happen and I appreciate it more than I can express. I love you, Mom. Dad, you are always there for me and work harder than any man I know. Thank you for your love and kindness - there is no man like you. J. Andrews, thanks for the superb engineering skills, musicianship and genius creativity. I'm so grateful for all of the heart and effort you put into this project. Randy Cochran, I swear you're the best drummer I know and your ideas are so creative. David Riddle (little brother), thanks for being such an encouragement, stellar artist, and good friend. I love making music with you! Thanks to all my family and friends who have supported and encouraged me, you all mean the world to me. Most of all, thank you God for loving me so completely. I give this project to You.

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released 18 October 2011

All songs written by Emily Riddle except "Old Friend" written by Jennie Lee Riddle.

© 2011 New Nation Music

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Emily Riddle continues to delight an ever growing fan base, and she has raised the bar with sophomore album "Let It Shine". With whimsical, folksy arrangements and innocent, buttery vocals Emily once again proves she is an ongoing wellspring of great music as her smart, honest, heart-grabbing themes continue to captivate a very diverse audience. Her lyrics are wise beyond her years. ... more

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Track Name: Be My Love
My hands inside my pockets
And my chin up in the air
I don't really care that people hear me

Singing to the cloudy sky
Making up as I walk

I’m a song that's bursting at the seams

I'm in love and I'm in deep
My fluttering heart and treblin knees
He is strong and he wants me
To be his love
I'm in love and I'm in deep
His winning smile has made me weak
I want him to run with me
To be my love

My heart starts heavy pulsing
And my hands begin to sweat
Everytime I hear his soft voice speaking
I long to catch his glances
And I long to touch his face
I am waiting restless til I see him

I'm in love and I'm in deep
My fluttering heart and treblin knees
He is strong and he wants me
To be his love
I'm in love and I'm in deep
His winning smile has made me weak
I want him to run with me
To be my love

I cant imagine
This life without you
This romance is full of surprise
Stay with me darling
Now and for always
This love will last for all of time
Track Name: For The Boy
It was bright and it was burning
the fire in his chest
he was smart and he was cunning
he thought deeper than the rest
It was sweet and it was warm
The spirit in his eyes
I guess some things have to die
to grow up farther

When you take something pretty
and you throw it in the mud
It might break and loose its blood
and lay there silent
But it is not the end, he can make it live again
give him time to define what he is missing
And someday the boy will breathe enough to cry

You see him rough you see him cold
He's someone you don't know
He's become hard and become bold
For reasons he wont show
You wonder how to make him change
But you know its not your place
So you keep loving, waiting for the day
Track Name: Hosea (Come Home To Me)
I couldn’t sleep, I laid there all night silent
Thinking of the times that you were there
I didn’t cry, Time will run things over
Like a plow digging to sow in newer seed
But nonetheless I miss your warmth throughout the night

Come home to me, come home to me
I am strong, I can help when you are weak
My arms are open darling please come home to me

I work all day, but my mind will start to wander
I can see you with my father on that day
I wish you stayed, my pain is growing fiercer
Like a wound right where you speared me in the side
But nonetheless I miss your warmth throughout the night

I feel some hope, I’ll win you back so sweetly
Alone I’ll let you see me for who I am
Track Name: I Am Time
I’ve been sitting here forever
Counting your days watching your moments go by
Seasons rolling on, and I’m taking a toll on your body

I am time, I’m not yours
You cant kill me, you cant rush me along
I am time
You cant hold me, you cant keep me as your own

You’ve been hating me forever
Cursing the skies hoping maybe I would stall
But I keep moving on, and you’re learning that hope is found in another
Track Name: Breathe Out Slow
Breathe out slow and close my eyes
This one I want to memorize
I love so deep a love so strong
This time I don’t mind to rush along

Your sleeping head is on my chest
Your breath is still on my lips
You’re mine, I feel alive
And forever and always I ‘ll wake up by your side

Hold me close and change my life
We will grow before each others eyes
I love you stubborn, you love me mad
Hold on tight and we can make it to the end

My heart runs fast, my fingers are cold
The love you have for me, your eyes have foretold
My mind is spinning, my throat is choke tight
Baby you are my sole joy and delight
Track Name: Knuckles
My knuckles are blue
my lips taste like blood
I was fighting for you
It was almost enough

But they came down with blindfolds blazing
and rocks in their hands
I screamed until my lungs gave out
and they were in my head

When someone takes your mind
They take your very life
Your breath, your feet, your sight
And all your loving
You can try and break away
But you will always misbehave
Until you realize who you are is so much stronger
Than what you've done

My hourglass is speeding
And I always see your face
I know that I could touch it
But I'm too dirty for your grace

You can try and convince me otherwise
But I've not done what I should
I'm a slave to who makes slaves of men
And I'm shackled here for good

When someone takes your mind
They take your very life
Your breath, your feet, your sight
And all your loving
You can try and break away
But you will always misbehave
Until you realize who you are is so much stronger

You are not the choices that you've made
You are not the memories that parade through your mind
You are seen by someone who is greater
And you are loved, you are loved
Track Name: I Only Have Eyes For You
I don't notice
Any other one
My soul is undone
By you
You have gotten to me
Melt my freezing heart
I love who you are to me

Oh I only have eyes for you

You rattle me
You mess with my head
You have never left my mind
You have stolen my heart
I am yours for sure
Nobody could lure me away

I only have eyes for you
I only, I only, I only have eyes for you
Track Name: I Stand In Every Place
I've been waiting at the end of the road
and I can see you don't know where to go
Your eyes squeezed shut, your head is heavy
But you'll press your luck and go your own way
You're going your own way

And lying people attack you now
and you're surrounded by their noisy shouts
But my voice so soft and sweet unheard
Asking when will you learn

I stand in every place
Offering such a warm embrace
You've got your hands in the well, but your feet are in the mud
Just come to me my love

Don't wear your heart on your face
and don't store your words in your mouth
You might trip and fall, but don't worry I'll handle it all
my own way I'll handle it my way
Track Name: Old Friend
Old friend what is on your mind?
What has captured your attention and taken up your time?
Old friend I hear that you’ve been pretty busy,

When will I see you again?
What have you been doing, Who are you trying to become?
I miss sharing our life together I miss being one
With you, Old friend

Old Friend, I’ll be waiting here
When the novelty of fame and gain has wasted precious years
Old Friend, I will not have changed
You’ll find me loving you forever Still waiting for the day you return
Track Name: Tonight (feat. David Riddle)
Whoever said silence is golden must have been blind
Cause when you're all alone and there's nobody home
Then you're silence is gray and unkind

And all you want is a hand to hold
All you need is one to break the mold of
Ordinary love is all you want
Someone to fight off your demons
and light up your starry eyes

How can one sleep when
monsters are creeping under the bed
And the black steals the sky as you quietly lie
on your bed, afraid of the dark

Will you dance with me, will you sing to me
Will you be my love tonight
Will you look into my eyes
and think of love divine
Will you hold my hand and walk with me tonight

All I want is a hand to hold
All I need is one to break the mold of
Ordinary love is all I want
Someone to fight off my demons
And light up my starry eyes
Track Name: This Little Light
Take the candle from the table light the lamp
Take the lamp, please go outside and look around
When you find the one that's missing from the other ninety-nine
Please take me home and relight my little candle

'Cause this little light of mine I didn't let it shine
This little light of mine I have failed to let it shine
But this new light of mine, I promise, I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

I won't hide it in my Bible, I won't hide it around my neck
I won't hide it in the church pew, I won't hide it in my head
I won't hide it anywhere I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

Cause you took the candle from the table lit the lamp
you took the lamp and went outside and looked around
and when you found the one that was missing from the other ninety-nine
you took me home and relit my little candle

This little light of mine I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine I'm gonna let it shine
This little light of mine I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine

I won't let satan blow it out,
no I'm gonna let it shine
I won't let anyone blow it out
no I'm gonna let it shine
Oh I myself will not blow it out again,
I'm gonna let it shine, let it shine let it shine let it shine