Light, Love, & Life

by Rashon Medlock

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    This is the first album that I can say that I handled all of the writing, production, and performance with the exception of Borrowed time, which was produced by one of my best friends Bobby Chastain, and Next to You, which was produced by a good friends and mentors Ashton Allen and Devin Moore. Aside from that, there was the conversations and inspirations of my other friends and family. I did a Bonus version of All that You need which includes a rap verse by a very talented artist I had the pleasure of working with (AzHeIz). I did some radio edits as well as some instrumentals for a lot of these songs. I wanted to make this collection of songs for licensing, and so there are three themes, and music that ascribes to each theme. None of the songs sound the same, and in that nailing down a Genre is hard, but ALL of the music is good. I Promise ... more

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released 17 June 2012

Executive Producer: Rashon Medlock
All Songs Written by: Rashon Medlock
All Songs Performed by: Rashon Medlock

Track 7 Produced by the Rock Salt Songwriters
Track 11 Produced by Bobby Chastain

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Rashon Medlock Jacksonville, Florida

Rashon Medlock is a musician who has been carving out a path similar to artists like Stevie Wonder, India Arie, Darius Rucker, and a host of other musicians whose music speaks in a way that is all its own. His style fuses elements of music from the world of Soul, Rock, Gospel, and Blues.
Rashon is currently promoting his first full length LP entitled Light, Love, and Life (2012)
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Track Name: Lion of Judah
I know a peace
That passes all understanding
There’s a love
That requires almost no demanding
There’s a friend
Who is always there for you to lean on
Not afraid
To stand with you when all your friends are gone

And he’s Love
Love love
Royal love
Lion of Judah

You have a heart
That is hurt and in need of healing
Stole your joy
Let love do some stealing
Let it go
Only then can you receive him
I know its hard but
We all need something to believe in

And its Love
Love, Love
Universal love
Lion of Judah


You have a hand
That was built for you to do some reaching
You have a mind
That was built for you to do some teaching
Lend a hand
There’s a little dirt that needs some bleaching
Hold a hand
And by your leadership do some teaching

On Love
Love, Love
Spiritual love
Lion of Judah

Love,
Love, Love
Able love, Lion of Judah……
Track Name: Nathaniel
I am a child born of the rhythm
Learned to survive while bearing the blues
Opened up my eyes to my life lessons
And by the grace of God I made it through
I found a home when I was homeless
I found food when I couldn’t eat
I found peace that passes understanding
I found rest when I couldn’t sleep
I found it all in God in me

Life gets hard
Sometimes you rather die than move on
It ain’t easy being strong
Sometimes you gotta stand
When you are alone and afraid to fall
But when you are alone….stand tall


There times when I am the darkness
But there are times when I am the light
Sometimes I do the wrong thing on purpose
What if I wanna get high tonight
Since I found hope when I was hopeless
I found a friend was I was in need
Was generous to folks who didn’t deserve it
I was in bondage and now I’m freed
I found it all in God and me

Life gets hard
Sometimes you rather die than move on
It ain’t easy being strong
Sometimes you gotta stand
When you are alone and afraid to fall
But when you are alone….stand tall
Track Name: You
My eyes are open hopin' I can find a light in all this dark
I set my candle on a mantle searching for something to spark
My interest light my fire moving melodies inspire me

To write words of revolution
To dream dreams of revelation
Escape the institution of intuition
To truly understand truly understand

My heart lost feeling fell in love feels like I’m falling down to Earth
With all this hurt I might as well keep my heart open but I’m not
Its open, I can’t close it, I won’t close my heart because of you

I dream in color
I love no other
I can recover when I Cover up with you cover up with you

* You’re all around me
In the air I breathe
All that I see, all I ever want to be if I could be

Seems you complete me burning bush to light my candle in the dark
Took off my shoes so I could hold you holy hostess of my hear
Our souls make sound when all sound ceases we are pieces works of art
That fit like folded hands in prayer keeping time like beating hearts

That beat together
We’ll be together
We’ll live forever
I’ll grow old with you, and when I’m gone I’ll be your truth
Track Name: Smile
every time I see your face I cry
and I wish that you were mine
every time I wanna go outside
to see you smile......
Track Name: Kate
V.1
I was at a show on a Saturday,
went out to see some friends play,
Gettin a drink when she appeared,
this beautiful girl named Kate,
She touched my hand I turned around,
we started to talk it was too loud,
We went outside to catch a breath,
she lit up a cigarette,
she took a drag didn’t say a word,
looked at me and I still heard,
what she was sayin didn’t hesitate,
payed my tab and we escaped…. She said…..

CH.
Let’s get away, get out of here,
Take my hand we’ll disappear,
Take me to another place,
Then the smile left her face she said
Take me home make love to me,
took a drag from her Capri,
Starin at me with eyes so deep…
Its what her green eyes said to me

V.2
Got in the car to drive away,
Sentimental mood started to play,
I gazed deep into her eyes,
kissed her soft she started to cry,
she said I can’t believe my hearts beatin so fast,
feels so right I want it to last,
she grabbed my hand,
put it on her cheek,
leaned in close and started to speak…. She said…..

CH.
Let’s get away, get out of here,
Take my hand we’ll disappear,
Take me to another place,
Then the smile left her face she said
Take me home make love to me,
took a drag from her Capri,
Starin at me with eyes so deep…
Its what her green eyes said to me

V.3
The moon was low when we fell asleep,
clothes on the floor and crumpled sheets,
I could hear the blowin leaves,
I felt peace when she would breath,
She grabbed my hand I kissed her cheek,
I could feel her heart beat,
felt her touch wash over me,
I never felt so complete….She said…..

CH.
Let’s get away, get out of here,
Take my hand we’ll disappear,
Take me to another place,
Then the smile left her face she said
Take me home make love to me,
took a drag from her Capri,
Starin at me with eyes so deep…
Its what her green eyes said to me
Track Name: Next to You
Go ‘head and pack a bag, maybe its best you leave, I’m tired of beggin you to stay
Again with the same old thing, I’m tired of arguing anyway
Everytime we talk it out, you end up walkin out, and all this leavin I can’t take
Its already four o’clock and we haven’t stopped, I can’t believe we’re still awake
Maybe we’re both too tired to listen
Waiting for a chance to talk
I don’t remember conversations this frustrating at all

CH.
I just wanna lay here next to you
Tell me your hopes and dreams
we could just lay quietly
I just wanna lay here next to you
Wide awake and dreamin just watchin you sleepin
Next to me

v2
Don’t wanna fight no more I love you so much more than any words I could ever say
Its try to see your side but you always run and hide I give and give and you just take
Or maybe its take and give this ain’t no way to live I think that I’ll leave for a change
Cause everytime you leave the house the silence is so loud that I can barely concentrate
PCh
Because we’re both too tired to listen
And I don’t think we’ll ever talk
Except the exact same conversations same frustrations and all…..
CH.
I just wanna lay here next to you
Tell me your hopes and dreams
Or we could lay quietly
I just wanna lay here next to you
Wide awake and dreamin just watchin you sleepin
Next to me

Bridge
Tell me all your thoughts on God
Its just us we’re all we got
Tell me all your doubts and fears and I’ll stay right here by your side

Tag: I just wanna lay here next to you tell me what you believe…

Chorus:
Come on get love, come on get loved next to me
Come on be love, come on be loved next to me
Track Name: Settle for Me
Sifting through the things that God has blessed me with
You're the only thing that's come to mind

A tear rolled down my cheeks as I thanked him for the gift
The greatest gift in life I'd ever find

You can name a million things I'll never be
I'm your forever if you settle for me

I know that I'm not all I'm cracked up to be
Settle for me, Settle for me
I know how complicated this life could be
Settle for me, Settle for me

Settle for me, Settle for me

Here we stand now side by side and hand in hand
The two of us will leave this place as one

And As the future quickly turns into the past,
Time will let our love outshine the sun

You can name a million things I'll never be
I'm your forever if you settle for me

I know that I'm not all I'm cracked up to be
Settle for me, Settle for me
I know how complicated this life could be
Settle for me, Settle for me

Nobody's words can cut me deeper
and nobody else's touch can heal
A thousand tongues can talk forever
and never describe the way I feel

I know that I'm not all I'm cracked up to be
Settle for me, Settle for me

I know that I'm not all I'm cracked up to be
Settle for me, Settle for me
I know how complicated this life could be
Settle for me, Settle for me
Track Name: All That You Need
Can’t put into words all the things you brought me through unmeasurable miles past the pain and the abuse
And I’ve opended up to see the truth in you and I know that you love me, when you dare me to move
And I couldn’t have made it here all alone, if I was out here on my own, so far gone away from home
And I don’t know how I’m still alive, ‘cause too many times I could’ve died, but you taught me to survive and

Ch.
I would love to be the one to lift you to your feet but I’m afraid that I’m too weak
So I’ll stay here beside you, down here on my knees because I’m afraid that I can’t be all that you need

You were there for me through the sleepless nights, stood between me and police ready to fight
And in my darkest times you became my light, you covered me like shelter from the rain that reigns inside
I want to let you know I’ll try, to be a constant source of Love and Light
I’m gonna push my fears aside I’ll stand up tall and strong and give you something you can hide behind and

Ch.
I would love to be the one to lift you to your feet but I’m afraid that I’m too weak
So I’ll stay here beside you, down here on my knees because I’m afraid that I can’t be all that you need


Bridge

And I apologize
for everything I could never be,
and I know that you’ll forgive me
for trying to be everything

Ch.
I would love to be the one to lift you to your feet but I’m afraid that I’m too weak
So I’ll stay here beside you, down here on my knees because I’m afraid that I can’t be all that you need
(Repeat Ch.)

All that you need because I’m afraid that I can’t be all that you need
Track Name: Borrowed Time
Looking down at my watch watching time watching me
Watching people watching time move from deep breaths taken in
Watching people’s life change moving up moving down moving on
Always moving never staying the same
From here I see a sea of faces going through phases living life facing love
Facing tribulations different but the same
All the while still changing trying to play the game getting older getting better
Growing wiser with age

Living on time,
Borrowed time,
Living on time,
Borrowed time.

Always watching the watch while watching me watch time marching on
Minds and eyes are open looking for the light
People dying bullets flying mothers crying asking why
Kneeling down folded hands lookin to the sky
Love is leavin earth its worth is growing smaller day by day
Anger blinds the wise to only see their rage
With all this fighting it gets hard to keep peace on my mind
Oceans of their tears reverberate in time

And I’m
On time,
Borrowed time,

I hope you took the time to take the words I’m preachin in the song
We all got time on Earth but we don’t have very long
Grieving faces needing space but warm embrace from holy hands
Imbued with love impatient peace cannot be wrong
Cliff and Rosa knew that life itself is bout four letters long
So Cliff ain’t sad though now that his mother Rosa’s gone
So take this time to tell the ones you care don’t be scared
Just look them in the eyes and let them know that you’ll be there

Cause we’re
On time
Borrowed time
On time Borrowed time
Track Name: Sum of All Fears
Pensive thinkin feeling drunk but not drinkin
far from sober this war is far from over
and all I can do, is think of you

Barely breathin, the earth below me is bleedin
and babies barely teethin are in need of healin
and all I can do is think of you

Ch
Can you hear me, are you out there are you as scared as me,
scared as me, the danger's coming, can you feel it, and is it time to leave, time to leave, cause all I can do, all I can do, is think of you

My heart beat's racin from all the things I'm facin
they got me pacin around the room
and all I can do, is think of you

I feel alone, I touch your skin and I'm home
I kiss your lips, I wanna drink you in yea yeah
and all I can do, is think of you

Ch
Can you hear me, are you out there are you as scared as me,
scared as me, the danger's coming, can you feel it, and is it time to leave, time to leave, cause all I can do, all I can do, is think of you
Track Name: All That You Need (Radio)
V1.
I can’t put into words all the things you brought me through unmeasurable miles past the pain and the abuse
And I’ve opended up to see the truth in you and I know that you love me, when you dare me to move
And I couldn’t have made it here all alone, if I was out here on my own, so far gone away from home
And I don’t know how I’m still alive, ‘cause too many times I could’ve died, but you taught me to survive and

Ch.
I would love to be the one to lift you to your feet but I’m afraid that I’m too weak
So I’ll stay here beside you, down here on my knees because I’m afraid that I can’t be all that you need

V2.
You were there for me through the sleepless nights, stood between me and police ready to fight
And in my darkest times you became my light, you covered me like shelter from the rain that reigns inside
I want to let you know I’ll try, to be a constant source of Love and Light
I’m gonna push my fears aside I’ll stand up tall and strong and give you something you can hide behind and

Ch.
I would love to be the one to lift you to your feet but I’m afraid that I’m too weak
So I’ll stay here beside you, down here on my knees because I’m afraid that I can’t be all that you need

Bridge:
And I apologize
for everything I could never be,
and I know that you’ll forgive me
for trying to be everything
Yeah!

Ch. 2x
I would love to be the one to lift you to your feet but I’m afraid that I’m too weak
So I’ll stay here beside you, down here on my knees because I’m afraid that I can’t be all that you need
all that you need because I’m afraid that I can’t be all that you need