Bestow

by Stephen Simmons

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1.
Bestow 03:08
BESTOW Well what do you know? I’ve got three Nephews and a little Niece And they take turns Tugging at my heart sleeves You’ll never understand And my Aunt told me long ago Till you hold those little tiny hands of your blood kin of your own Chorus: I wish I could bestow Faith, Love and Hope Kindness and Tenderness and Grace And an easy road All that I own With my heart and soul To you I bequeath As you grow old There were little heart clouds In the Tennessee summer sky I’d have got one down for all of you If I could jump that high I’d love you all the way to the moon and back If there really was some kind Of celestial rainbow track Chorus words and music by Stephen Simmons / copyright secured all rights reserved / SESAC / Shiny Geode Music
2.
PRAYER FOR BRYSON It's a funny world we live in Buddy you and me This funny little human being Still so much of a mystery You're growing up everyday You're Mama says 'just like a weed' I wish sometimes you'd stay this age That your innocence would never leave But you’re going to grow up And I'm sure one day you'll ask me How butterflies can come from worms How birds can fly and bees can sting Did I like school when I was your age How some kids can be so mean How come the sky above is blue Why some Daddy's choose to leave Chorus: Tonight I say a prayer for you As I watch you sleep I pray the Lord will smile on you And bring you those sweet dreams There's a lot of things in this ole world That you have yet to see I pray you always grace And in yourself always believe Now little boys have to grow up Someday to be a man I fear this world will only get colder And as it is sometimes it's all I can stand Your Mama does the best for you That a young woman can The way she takes care of you I see little sister's stronger than I am It's an Uncle's job to give advice And spoil you when I can But I love you like you are my own So I'll always try to be more than that Someday I just might have kids of my own But you’ll never have to worry ‘bout me I love you now, I'll love you then, Buddy my love for you will never leave Chorus ~Stephen Simmons SESAC / Shiny Geode Music
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A Lullaby 03:42
A LULLABY May the sun always find you May the clouds part from your skies And the truth never unkind May your mind be open and enlightened May your heart be loving and beat in time Oh not like mine Chorus: Oh I wish everything for you child But I hope you won't mind won't all fit in a Lullaby I'm your blood a long long line of Dreamers in your Family who conspire in hope A family code Like a link to your own Cosmos I touched the hands of the ones you never did know But you feel them in your soul Chorus May you never be scared of the night time May you never be afraid to read the names on the graves This World is only one phase You're the future but child be mindful We were once too in our day Now we pass our love on to you in good faith Chorus Words and music by -Stephen Simmons/SESAC/Shiny Geode Music / all rights reserved
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GO TO SLEEP LITTLE SHEEP Go to sleep Little Sheep Put some ice cubes in your sheets Let em melt and cool you down Feels like a thousand degrees tonight in your town Tomorrow you can hike on a mountain You can play all day by a stream But now you must go to sleep So you can have those sweet cool dreams Go to sleep Little Sheep Put some ice cubes in your sheets Let em melt and cool you down Feels like a thousand degrees tonight in your town Tomorrow you can hike on a mountain You can play all day by a stream But now you must go to sleep So you can have those sweet cool dreams Go to sleep Little Sheep Put some ice cubes in your sheets Let em melt and cool you down Feels like a thousand degrees tonight in your town words and music by Stephen Simmons / copyright secured all rights reserved / SESAC / Shiny Geode Music

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This year I became an Uncle for the fourth time, watched my Niece start kindergarten, saw my older Nephew become a teenager and the eldest begin college. As with everything in my life, I usually try to say in song how I feel.

I recorded this album at home in Nashville, TN.

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released August 12, 2016

Stephen Simmons: vocals, guitar, harmonica
Recorded & Mixed by Stephen Simmons at Captain Ryman Studio
Mastered by Alex McCollough at True East Mastering

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Stephen Simmons Nashville, Tennessee

Stephen Simmons was raised in the small town of Woodbury, Tennessee. As a songwriter and Ten years as a Road Dog, Stephen’s vision has grown to entail more than just reflections of rural America. Stephen’s records (which were compared to everyone from Johnny Cash to Ryan Adams) combine virtuosic songcraft and musicianship with unparalleled artistic honesty. ... more

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