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Each song describes a life situation or emotion. Over time these events transform the individual until what remains is a "remnant" of the former self; only stronger and wiser than before....

All lyrics written by Jacqueline Cates
All music composed by Johnny Burgess


released May 15, 2013

Produced by Johnny Burgess.
Recorded and mixed at Cinderblock Studios, Ruston WA between Jan 2012 and March 2013 by Johnny Burgess.
Mastered at Pacific Studios, Tacoma, WA by Markus Simmons.
CD art; a painting entitled "Volcano" by Haley Hughes of Brooklyn N.Y.
Visit www.haleyhughespaintings.blogspot.com
CD graphics by Johnny Burgess.
All music by Johnny Burgess. All lyrics by Jacqueline Cates.
Many thanks to our musical friends for their creative contributions including:
Leanne Trevalyan's vocals on tracks 1,5,8,and 12. Kim Archer's vocals on tracks 1,6,9 and 10. Kenny Williams's vocals on tracks 2,4 and 7 as well as guitar on all tracks except for 10 and 12. Sax by Sheryl Clark on tracks 6 and 7. Jim D'Eagle on 12" Native Hand Drum and Djembe and Gene Tagaban (One Crazy Raven) on Native American wood flute on track 4.
Jacqueline Cates' vocals on track 3 and 11 and backing vocals on track 4. Backing vocals by Johnny Burgess on all tracks except for track 1. Also, keyboards, midi-bass and Mac drums on all tracks by Johnny Burgess.
All lyrics to CD and other insight visit www.catesburgess.com


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Jacqueline Cates Johnny Burgess Tacoma, Washington

From Tacoma WA, Jacqueline & Johnny have collaborated writing songs since 2009. Jacqueline, formerly a technical writer and trainer for Carlson Marketing Inc, began writing lyrics for Johnny's style of music.
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composing and arranging the music for Jackie's lyrics.
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Track Name: Remnants
Trees lived free on Mt Rainier
Before loggers chopped and cleared
Their best parts sold for a price
Unused parts were sacrificed
Remnants washed up on the shore
Majestic stumps, knarled limbs and more
Silent dignity was their strength
Age old wisdom one could not take
Like remnants washed up on the shore
Stronger and wiser than before
See the treasures found inside
Inner beauty can no longer hide
Under the sun and assure sky
Winds blew through to purify
I couldn't help but to stare
All these remnants now lay bare
Like a remnant under radiant sun
Heal from a life now dead and gone
From your heart a song to sing
A light that shines your spirit will bring
(v3 reprise)
Rest now under assure sky
Let winds blow through to purify
The best of you is yet to come
Your soul's journey will live on
Track Name: Ode To Harbor Lights
Happy hour is playing on
Voices drone like train wrecked songs
With a cabernet in hand
I view this bar scene a circus grand
On my bar stool I sit and ponder
Faces I’ve known here in this harbor
Some still here – some are gone
Like distant melodies to my song 
One thing here is a constant
Harbor Lights Bar And Restaurant
If you come to this fine place
One drink will surely slow your pace
Raconteurs you’re longing for
Sit where you left them the night before
So many stories are being told 
Outrageous, sad or comical
The clouds now are passing by
Floating impressions in the sky
On the water is scribbled light
Like Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”
I look out at the promenade
Sidewalk lights are now turned on
Joggers, walkers pass on by
Beneath the clouds of a starless sky
Track Name: Freefall
Pushed to the edge
But I pushed back
High on a ledge
And under attack
Ever driven to to succeed
Always there to fill a need
Believing I could not fail
Trapped in my own self made hell
Lost my balance, spun into a freefall
Was safely caught, by Creator of all
Surrounded by mountains
Dense with evergreen
A living cathedral
Only beauty was seen
Rhythms of lapping waves
Soothed away constant pain
Taken out of the fray
Peace came in passing days
This wounded soul, had a choice
Listen to the loving voice
Or ignore the living word
From my past I once had heard
Someday soon I'll learn to fly
Spirit will soar high in the sky
But now it's time for me
To just rest and only be
Track Name: Not Long Ago
My little ones away from me
Grown up now you're dreams to see
Not long ago but far away
Once in my arms but not to stay
Little boy with a tender heart
I miss you now when we're apart
Once a boy - now a loving dad
I treasure all the times we had
The person you have now become
Makes me smile inside my dear son
Know that I'm so proud of you
True to yourself and in all you do
Not long ago but far away
Once in my arms but not to stay
Little girl with a lion's heart
I miss you too when we're apart
Daughter strong and so true
My busy girl with much to do
A woman now with convictions strong
Your spirit lingers when you are gone
Hearing your voice over the phone
Makes me smile when I'm alone
Moments are made and then are gone
Joyful, painful, our lives move on
Tender places in my heart
Is where I keep you when we're apart
(v1 reprise)
Track Name: Catholic Girl
The sun shone brightly when she was young
Innocent, trusting, like other ones 
In school she learned the golden rule 
Some teachers forgot it in her school
Catholic nuns wore black and white
Maybe to draw some Holy Light 
Forgive her Father for she has sinned 
Must punish and shame her once again 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
Were the ones she feared most
Deities, all unseen
Believe or not - no in between!
On her way to daily to mass
Beneath St Michael she did pass 
His wings enfolded his mighty sword
Protecting dogma within church doors
We were sinners she was told 
Yet saved through Jesus long ago 
On the cross he did die
Then rose to glory in the sky
Years went by, innocence lost
Knowledge came with a cost
Too many breaks in her heart
Where was Jesus to play his part?
The Holy Ghost was her guide 
But this Spirit seemed to hide 
Her heart now hidden in shades of gray
But the light in her soul will not stray
Track Name: The First To Go
Barely hung on, yes it’s true
Plans were made, was sleepless too
First were rumors, news leaked out
Change quickly came about
By ten a.m. cuts were done
Internal bleeding had begun
Whatever they had left behind
Were mailed to them another time
We looked around for those left
Bets were off, no safety net
Backs were plastered to the wall
Who’d be next to take a fall?
It was decided to out source
Destroying lives with no remorse
Worked so hard to make our way
Greedy hearts took it all away
The first to go bid no farewell
Put out the door, no one to tell
Duped by slogans and good pay
Lulled into thinking we would stay
The unspoken rule we had to face
Money and power ruled the race
For those of us left behind
We were used until our time
The first ones that had to go
Got off easy, we came to know
(v6 reprise twice)
Track Name: Tug Of War
Say those hurtful things you say
Throw more debris in my way
In this haze of uncertainty
Build your walls between you and me
We know there is no guarantee
That you and i will always be
There is no winner in this game
Senseless fear brings only pain
Two stubborn souls in a tug of war
Cannot take this anymore
There seems to be a disconnect
An empty void is all that's left
Time to take a big step back
Forgiveness now is what we lack
We're heading for a head on crash
A deadly end of fire and ash
Can we try to both refrain
Be each other's friend again
Results may be our shattered hearts
Laying on the ground
Was it really love we had?
Can it still be found?
Trust is such a fragile thing
And so easily broken
Secrets held in one's heart
May not be heard or spoken
Track Name: These Low Down Places
He played his music in this low down place
It was worse than a dive, forgot the mace
But times are hard so he must go
Wherever gigs are booked but pay is low
It’s not just for money he gives his all
It’s the music he shares from inside his soul
I know from the look upon his face
Making music takes him to another place
But these low down places with dark empty spaces
Cause my spirit to break and run
They unravel my soul and take a toll
Until I’m completely left undone
I wish these places were concert halls
Or country fairs and lively festivals
Music playing under day time skies
People humming to the tunes or dancing by
In that dingy bar with beer breathe stench
Lit bikers and locals their thirst to quench
Some were digging the tunes while playing pool
Others stood and stared just to look cool
The boys in the band were playing tight
Their Rock’in blues filled up the night
In my mind I could see them all
On a well lit stage in a music hall
Track Name: Impasse
Yes dear you’re always right
Anything to avoid a fight
Being with you is now a chore 
No love between us anymore
Our children now need us both 
Cannot upset your sacred boat
You make believe you’re in control 
Another dagger in my soul
All I want is your love
But all we do is push and shove
Please let’s be friends again
I could be loyal to the end
With each dawning day it’s true
Every day I feel blue
Where did this all go so wrong?
It hurts to know love is gone
Please believe me when I say
I really do want to stay
It seems we closed a heavy door
Too hard to bear this anymore
If I leave your cold embrace 
It would be in desperate haste
Perhaps I’ll find some hidden key
To unlock our love now unseen
Track Name: Untamed
Roll me over untamed waves
Beneath skies of pink and gray
My soul cried out through misty haze
Make this pain go away
Deliver me from the dark within
My heart was lost, betrayed again
The voice inside I failed to trust
Cried enough of this, go home you must
Roll me over untamed waves
Beneath skies of pink and gray
In the quiet depths below
Spirited united with it's soul
Emerging from the deep unseen
Bathed in radiant light serene
Perched upon a wave so high
Beneath a vast sunlit sky
I gazed down in the depths below
Found again what once was stole
I faced the wind and it's embrace
With shining sun upon my face
Waves of warmth touched my heart
This time will be a wise new start
Roll me over untamed waves
Brilliant rays light up the bay
Floating gently to the shore
My heart is mine and now restored

Roll me over and over...
Track Name: With You
Shards of light from the morning sun
A brand new day has begun
Coffee’s brewing while you sleep
I step outside, all else will keep
Hearing music, a serenade
From singing birds the “One” has made
Sometimes ignored or never heard
A gift long lost without a word
In our gardens I love to roam
With you I call this house a home
Thoughts of love on the morning breeze
Sent to my dear ones now unseen
In the quiet of the morn
My spirit alights, again reborn
The morning shade is in retreat
Dew kissed flowers at my feet
Perfume from the roses near
Keep me content til you are here
The sun keeps rising in the sky
Clouds disperse, no longer nigh
I hear you moving in the kitchen dear
Coffee’s in hand while you draw near
Years ago when we first met
It was not our time yet
Somehow then you touched my soul
It’s our time now, this I know
Track Name: Forevermore
Don't you think it's time for you
To release memories you once knew
Let them fade into the past
Peace may come to you at last
You're hurt heart cannot mend
When you chase your past to it's bitter end
There is no point in what you do
Holding on to thoughts that make you blue
Before us stands a brand new door
Please join me now and forevermore
Some memories hold their lovely charm
Like holding your babies in your arms
Grown up now and far from you
In their hearts they love you too
There were moments of defeat
Other moments were bittersweet
We make our choices in what we do
That bring us joy or make us blue
Times when life seemed so mundane
Were peace and joy between the pain
In your heart a restless flow
Woke up your mind and stirred your soul
I will not walk ahead nor behind you
But at your side if you want me to
You've been courageous in the past
Letting go of the things that do not last