Live at The Old Church with Members of the Oregon Symphony (2019)

by Naomi LaViolette

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1.
It's gonna be a good one today The clouds tell me so Their swells and their threads Have arranged themselves for quite a show I wonder are you still asleep Have you seen what's to come Are you waiting just like me For the rising of the sun Sunrise, sunrise, and I think of you Sunrise, sunrise, can you see it too From where you are? Our morning star The colors glimmer and flow Out of the night Slowing crawling wild fire Through the sky At the break of dawn You're the only one I call So we both catch the glory of it all And you’re there with me A beautiful surprise Every time I realize That when I fix my eyes on painted skies You are there with me In the sunrise
2.
Sometimes the sky opens up And seems to dump all it’s rain at once And the sky comes pourin’ down Well I won’t be alone in the storm You’ll bring a jacket to keep me warm And you’ll take my hand when it’s getting cold You give me love, on a rainy day And you give me strength to chase my fears away Come and hold me close when I need it most Come and give me love on a rainy day Sometimes life is broken and cold And the lines on my face say I’m getting old And it feels like I’m draggin’ at the end of the day So I come back to where you are You take me in, say we’ve come so far And you know, it’ll be okay Let there be a little peace, let there be a little prayer Let this dream become what it was meant to be Cause its where I belong Let the rain fall, down on me
3.
Come with me, my love May you be happy Let’s find the path together Will you put your hand in mine? Walk with me You and I, my love We belong together Oh I know it’s true that every step Is a gift with you along Walk with me Don’t wanna waste any more time I realize how amazing you are Gonna make the most of each moment I have With you my love, with you It is spring, my love Cherry trees await us But I know the blossoms won’t compare To the beauty I see in you Walk with me Come with me, my love May you be happy I will be the one to hold your hand As all is solved by walking Walk with me
4.
Wrapped in the beauty, everything is white Lost in a blanket from the sky An elusive path led me here All I bring along is hope, nothing is clear Surrender to a fragile miracle Make an angel in the snow Surrender, it's just one day to let go Branches of lace deep in the evergreen A cathedral ceiling high above me For a little while fears are frozen Lying here in a dark storm's creation After this the world seems brighter And somehow my steps are lighter
5.
This doesn’t have a screenplay I won’t always have words to say But we will learn from each other in reflections of one another You show me who I am and who I could be my heart will open wide, completely as we learn to live in an intimate place of compassion, acceptance and grace I will love you ‘cause I choose to it’s a choice I make every day you are mine I am yours Forevermore May you lift your chin higher open your eyes wider know in your heart that you are loved It’s a privilege to know you for I will be stronger because of you Already we both are good enough Go ahead and laugh I just want to see you shine Go ahead, reach out your hand I’ll be here, you can place it in mine Blessings unexpected In the ways we become connected Together our stories will be told Together we’ll make our home sweet home I will love you Cause I choose to it’s a choice I make every day you are mine I am yours Forevermore
6.
You make the coffee, and I’ll water the flowers Then let’s read the paper, and lay around for hours ‘Cause when you take me by the hand Love me the way I am I’ll be your angel, you’ll be my superman Say let’s go strollin’ with your arm around me Right under your shoulder I’ll fit quite nicely I won’t really notice when your hair turns gray ‘Cause I will wake up next to you every day So let’s write our names in the sand And hire a wedding band I’ll be your angel, you’ll be my superman
7.
Sometimes I don’t know where to begin Sometimes my heart just caves in It’s always then, that you’re there for me When I laugh until I cry Or when I’m overwhelmed and sigh That’s the time, that you’re there for me With open arms, open arms When nothing’s going right I’ll be the sunlight in your sky And together everything is brighter And in my darkest night You’re the moonlight in my life And together everything is brighter Tell me the songs you want to sing And all the dreams you ever dream In anything, I’ll be there for you And even if you fall apart You can trust me with your deepest scars With all my heart, I’ll be there for you With open arms, open arms When nothing’s going right I’ll be the sunlight in your sky And together everything is brighter And in my darkest night You’re the moonlight in my life And together everything is brighter When two lay down they’re staying warm A cord of three strands ain’t easily torn It’s history that tells us this Yeah, friendship, is a beautiful gift So take my hand, it’ll be okay There’s nothing that’ll take this light away ‘Cause together everything is brighter
8.
There's a peace that flows through you I see it in everything you do You’re always brave and kind, so easy to live beside A servant's heart through and through We don't need words to say I love you It’s in your eyes of blue We don't need words to say I love you I feel it in your smile It lights up your face And just being in each other's space We don't need words to say I love you We are a team, you and me Thanks to you I've tried new things You amaze me everyday, how you give in a boundless way Next to you is where I wanna be We don't need words to say I love you It’s in your eyes of blue We don't need words to say I love you I feel it in your smile No matter where we go You’ll always be my home We don't need words to say I love you These days of growing older I lay my head on your shoulder You're my life companion and friend I'm gonna love you till the end We don't need words to say I love you It’s in your eyes of blue We don't need words to say I love you I feel it in your smile And it's a grace divine Just to have your hand in mine We don't need words to say I love you
9.
The season swells with Noel Lights are shining, yuletide dawning Here I am alone Looking past gold and glass A future lost, cold as the frost Oh where is home? Carols ring, choirs sing Candles burning, memories swirling All around me Here I stand with open hands I’m drawing near and I hear Echoes of joy In this night of silence My broken past is left behind Dreams are born from ashes So beautiful as they rise Tears flow, walking through the snow I can’t see the path before me But hope still burns A velvet sky, arching high Warmed by starlight, all is bright And love returns In this night of silence The light of heaven shines Peace, be still, I’m not alone I’m filled by grace divine
10.
In the sky sleeps a star In the garden sleeps a rose In the sea sleeps the moon They all dream in endless sleep It’s time to sleep now my little one See the stars and moon close their eyes Your bright eyes are feeling quite heavy As I sing to you a lullaby Your sweet dreams call to you Oh my love, with those bright eyes

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released February 22, 2019

Naomi LaViolette - piano & vocal
Peter Frajola - violin & guitar
Trevor Fitzpatrick - cello
Alicia DiDonato Paulsen - flute
Adam Trussell - bassoon
Sergio Carreno - percussion

All songs composed by Naomi LaViolette, except “Night of Silence,” composed by Amy Hawkins and Naomi LaViolette
Published by LaViolette Music (ASCAP)

All songs orchestrated by Naomi LaViolette, except “Angel in the Snow” by Ethan Sperry, “Everything is Brighter” by Steve Sundholm, and “We Don’t Need Words” by Reece Marshburn

Produced by Naomi LaViolette
Live audio recording by Darren Oberg
Mixed and mastered by Steve Sundholm
Photography by Marjorie Dizon and Scott Frey
Graphic design by Kiel Bishop
Publicity by Katy Pollock

Thanks to concert sponsors and patrons: Pat Reser, Saving His Music, Tom & Karol Rykert, Caryn Tilton, Summit Research, Campbell Lane Winery, Lauren Rykert, Mike & Carolyn Lindberg, The Old Church, Precision Graphics, Aliyih Bristol, Amy Thomas, Andy & Annie Johnson, Catherine Gray, Cheryl Canning, Christine Neill, Bette Morton, David Isenberg, Grace & Mike Rich, Christy Peterson, Darcy Castro, David Livengood, Gerry Monaco, David Peterson, Heather Schrock, Jan Schaeffer, Jessica Holt, Jo Anne Holt, Mark Shifflett, Melissa Canaday, Melissa Goodwin, Nora McLaughlin, Steve and Joni Goodwin, Wayne Richards, Jennifer Davis, Jeri Haskins, Mark Shifflett, Melody Boyce, Nancy Rumbel, Rhonda DeBok, Tina Bull, Tom Hallman, Dwight & Penny Van Vleet

© 2019 Naomi LaViolette, all rights reserved
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Naomi LaViolette Portland, Oregon

A gifted songwriter and versatile pianist from the Pacific Northwest, Naomi LaViolette’s critically acclaimed recordings have earned her comparisons to Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, and Sarah McLachlan. Her roots are deep in classical music—she has a master’s degree in classical piano performance—but she has also immersed herself in jazz standards, folk songs, soul, pop, and gospel. ... more

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