Ponder The Road

by Chiavelli Crawford

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Ponder the Road is a concept album. It is the soundtrack to a journey
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Sometimes in a fleeting moment I sense I am Almost Home,
but then the moment fades and it is Beyond My Sight.
The weight of the world presses in and then, again,
I hear the sound of a Rainbird singing its song in spite of the rain…
that little bird is a Lion Tamer.
It is a mysterious sound that only few can hear; in fact not many even try to listen.
The Poet and The Rogue listen and they hear as they take
Positive Steps towards the truth despite the landscape of lies.
They don’t linger too long or stagnate,
they grow Along the Way.
As They Ponder the Road they are on,
they discover a Spring-like Clarity
and The Calm that comes with it.
This peace that passes understanding is in fact,
Home.

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We are two guys who grew up appreciating concept albums, album art, lyrics and liner notes. In today's digital age some of that gets lost. Our hope is that you will find time to just relax with this album start to finish. The liner notes and lyrics are provided in a PDF if you download the album. It is not the same feel as kicking back on the couch with a 12 inch LP and it's liner notes but it is the best we can do.

This is an organic, mellow album.
It has themes of seeking shelter, hope, truth, trust and peace in the face of a bitter world.

The music and words on this album are about this journey to find peace in spite of....whatever it is that would rob you of your peace.

A different version of "Ponder the Road" was originally hastily released before "Now is Gone" which was a compilation of what we had done in the first 6 months of our playing together.

When we compiled "Now is Gone", a lot of what was on the original demo of "Ponder the Road" was included.

This got us thinking that we wanted to re-create Ponder to be a distinctly different album than NIG. We knew that we could add to it and drop a few of the tunes that went on NIG and re-create this album to poetically tell the story of the road that we ponder. This is what we have done.

We are proud to present the new "Ponder the Road" several months later; just over a year after our first jam session. This is a completely different album. It does include three of the songs that are on "Now is Gone" because they belong in the storyline of this album.

"The Poet & The Rogue" is not the same recording, in fact it has an organic instrumental intro that set's it up with a different vibe than the NIG version. "Spring-like Clarity" and "The Calm" are the only two recordings that, while they are different mixes, they are the same recording
as the last album but again, they have a purpose and shine
differently in this context.

There are 5 songs that are new and the balance of the album
is made up of new recordings of songs that were on the original.

This album feature a bit more multi- tracking than Now is Gone
But there is still plenty of that captured live feel to it.
In fact even most of the tracked parts are tracked live.

We have really worked on this album and we love it.

We hope it provides a soundtrack for you to ponder your own road.

For now , the CD's are only available through personal contact. If you have the original demo version CD with all different content, please shelf it and contact us at the email address below for a free replacement.
info@chiavellicrawford.com

Grace and Peace,
CC

CC

credits

released 12 December 2012

Rob Chiavelli - Acoustic Guitar & Vocals
Scott Crawford - Acoustic & Electric Guitars
All Lyrics - Rob Chiavelli

Most songs are Rob Chiavelli compositions with second guitar parts, lead and accent guitar by SC.

Positive Steps and Ponder the Road are Scott Crawford compositions with RC playing accent guitar.

Mixed and mastered by Rob Chiavelli

Album cover photo by Bryan Ulrich

Disc graphics by Rob Chiavelli

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Peace - RC

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Track Name: Beyond My Sight
The strategy of my wanderings
Lies in the palm of your hand
The tapestry of your weaving
Lies beyond my sight

A drive along the freeway
Yields emotional flow
A rush like a rainbow
As I navigate the trail of tears

A perch among the rooftops
A breeze through the trees’ hair
Breath of life keeps me wondering
And wandering through a life prepared

The strategy of my wanderings
Lies in the palm of your hand
The tapestry of your weaving
Lies beyond my sight
Track Name: The Poet and The Rogue
The poet and the rogue listen
Waiting for the cue
They hear the minstrels song callin
They know just what to do

The prayers of the saints rise up
Even those who groan
Father hear us now have mercy
The cry of those who know

Cuz It’s all just a lie
This crazy world
It’s all just a lie

The minstrel brings us words of wisdom
He praises Father God
He speaks in notes and tones of glory
Some find him rather odd

And he says –

It’s all just a lie
This crazy world
Don’t believe the lie

He marvels at the way they mock him
When he tries to bring the truth
Blessed indeed are those who hear him
Only just a few

And when there’s no one left who’ll listen
Away to the woods he goes
To die
To fly

Cuz It’s all just a lie
This crazy world
It’s all just a lie

The poet and the rogue listen
Track Name: Positive Steps / Along the Way
Along the Way

Spring in winter
Dust to diamonds
The birds around me sing

Times are tough and you’ve had enough of
Everything you see

You need some rest and peace
So get down on your knees

Take a breath and count your blessings
Find hope along the way

Catch a sunrise
Catch a sunset
Feel the gentle breeze

Smell the flowers
Watch the lizards
Listen for the King

Take a walk away
Listen as you pray

It’s in His timing
Your silver lining
Is up along the way

Purge the leaven
Can’t take it to heaven
Go naked as you came

Losing obsessions and finding the blessings
Heaven here on earth

Forgive the ones you hate
In this you can’t be late

Reach to heaven cry seventy seven
And praise Him for His grace

Spring in winter
Dust to diamonds
The birds around me sing
Track Name: Spring-like Clarity
Tuck my heart away
Cuz I don’t wanna cry
I see many things
Growing into troubled times

But then I look away
To spring-like clarity
My King remindin me
That I am in His hand

Sometimes it’s hard to pray
With this overwhelming weight
Seems like forever
For a while

But then I look away
To spring-like clarity
My King remindin me
That I am in His hand

~ Guitar break ~

The deeper in I go
The more I wish
I didn’t know
Simple faith gets
Hard to find

Love don’t wear a smile
Everyday
I wear it on my sleeve
The burden
I taste

But then I look away
To spring-like clarity
My King remindin me
That I am in His hand
Track Name: Home
Home – is it where I lay my head?
Or where my head is at?
Is it just a state of mind?
Can I find it here in time?
Is it really far away?
Or right here in my face?

As I come to terms with I
And leave behind my strife
And the crawl becomes a climb
And joy replaces cryin –

I’m home
Home
I’m home

Home – is where my Father lives
And in my heart he gives
Peace for all my pain
He covers up my shame
Cause Jesus took the blame
And sent me on my way

As I come to terms with I
And leave behind my strife
And the crawl becomes a climb
And joy replaces cryin –

I’m home
Home
I’m home

Home – is a breath of springtime air
It doesn’t matter what or where
It’s a smile upon my face
It’s blessings and it’s grace
It’s my corner of the sky
It’s learning how to fly

From the depths of my soul
I know you won’t let go
You relieve my fear of flyin
Erased regrets of old
Now joy replaces cryin –

And I’m home
Home
I’m home