This Is What I Breathe About

by Ross Wright

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jack walker-pearson There is not a truer voice out there - I am a huge fan of Ross! If you haven't heard his last album it is a must for any collection. This Album to me really really captures the love a father feels for his family - such a great line up of tracks. Favorite track: You Are Not Alone In This.
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This album for me is about wearing my heart right out on my sleeve. It's a very personal set of music. For those who claim me, these songs are love notes to you. For myself, it's a call to stand up and notice the blessings around me and not waste this beautiful life.

To my family and friends, thank you for making me want to sing at the top of my lungs.

To anyone listening, God bless.
Love, Ross

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released November 28, 2013

All songs copyright 2013 Ross Wright
Written, performed and produced by Ross Wright
Featuring:
Charlie Stokes - trumpet on "Or Maybe You Do"
Adam Long - electric guitar on "One I Want"
Howard Wright - harmonica on "Strong Heart"
Rebekah Wright - vocals on "Put It On Me"

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Track Name: Won't Quit
Breathe
Last time I checked you and I could still breathe
Albeit, just a little bit
Last night I thought when you and I were just still
The quiet took us out onto the sea
I can see the waves are taking us
To where we don't know how to be
Crash and burn, could we burn again
Cause there's fire here

You know we're still breathing in
Baby, just breathe out
Try a little bit, sigh a little bit
Know that I won't quit you now
Never could I let go, this is what I breathe about
Take me by the hand and we start again
Know that I won't quit you now

How did we get here?
Awfully good as it is, some days I don't wanna wake
Some days I just wanna break
Are you doing okay? Have we spoken today?
One day runs into another

Real life ain't only ever sunny weather
Real strife reminds me that we need each other
And we stick together,
Cause being a lover's about still holding on when the night is over
What's a promise if it never get tested?
What's a victory if we never get bested?
Here we go, all love, no respite
Gotta keep believing we ain't even seen the best yet

You know we're still breathing in
Baby, just breathe out
Try a little bit, sigh a little bit
Know that I won't quit you now
Never could I let go, this is what I breathe about
Take me by the hand and we start again
Know that I won't quit you now

I'm holding on
It's more an just a dream, I'll live it
Holding on
Wherever we go, love be with us
And the light is near, cause the fire’s here

And when you look my way
I know I got a good thing
I know you're there, I can exhale
Cause you won't quit me

You know we're still breathing in
Baby, just breathe out
Try a little bit, sigh a little bit
Know that I won't quit you now
Never could I let go, this is what I breathe about
Take me by the hand and we start again
Know that I won't quit you now

Don't you ever let go
You know I'm gonna hold you down
You are my prize and you got my eyes
Know I won't quit you
No, I won't you
No, I won't quit you
Track Name: Love Forever Cinema
In a galaxy far, far away
I saw you coming down into frame
You turned my head and I started rolling
You light the scene
In a thrilling pursuit you
Set your phaser from stun to kill
And it was over for my CG heart
Baby, 3D glasses and the saga started

In a time before time we
Battled creatures that were under foot
We made a fortress where the cool kids go
For midnight movies and really good Thai food
Then we ventured into lands unknown
Set up a base and we bred some clones
Uncharted space and we made a home

And it feels like, it feels like
Music crescendos and the camera zooms in
What we got is movie magic
Oh so funny, so dramatic
Feels like, feels like
Don’t let the credits roll just quite yet
I want another scene with ya in love forever cinema

Act two and the tired sets in
Productivity takes a spell
I would get moving if I could get up
(I need a montage)
There’s a light at the end of today
A little spark inside a coffee cup
A little hero with poking out ears
And a curly headed sidekick, They could never be stopped

And there’s a princess building a tower
And there’s a queen beautiful and strong
And there’s a king dancing ‘round his throne
In the sideshow castle where his heart belongs

And it feels like, it feels like
Music crescendos and the camera zooms in
What we got is movie magic
Oh so funny, so dramatic
Feels like, feels like
Don’t let the credits roll just quite yet
I want another scene with ya in love forever cinema

And this is the part I was born to play
This is the part I was born to play
It’s low budget and I’m not up for any awards, I don’t care
Lights, camera, action, let it roll

She won the all-time box office totals
Second place wasn’t even close
Please don’t let the story end
I’d stand in line to watch it all start again

And it feels like, it feels like
Music crescendos and the camera zooms in
What we got is movie magic
Feels like, feels like
Don’t let the credits roll just quite yet
I want another scene with ya in love forever cinema
Track Name: Leave It All On the Floor
Tonight I’m gonna let go of it all
Shake it off, step to another drum
Close my eyes, pray it up, take the fall, thank you Lord
Leave it all on the floor
Tonight I’m gonna take a look around
Why would I ever be to another bound?
Oh no, bless my soul, never wanted nothing more
Leave it all on the floor

Sometimes we get what we don’t deserve
Thank you Lord that the sun shines on the just and the unjust
Baby, will you please forgive me
I had it all, I just couldn’t see the treasure that I held in my own arms

So tonight fix my eyes on the prize
Let go of my pride and my lies for my life

Tonight I’m gonna let go of it all
Shake it off, step to another drum
Close my eyes, pray it up, take the fall, thank you Lord
Leave it all on the floor
Tonight I’m gonna take a look around
Why would I ever be to another bound?
Oh no, bless my soul, never wanted nothing more
Leave it all on the floor

I remember you walking towards me
My feet on stone, heart on fire, melting in November cold
Baby, you were such a rebel
I was nothing more than a good pretender
Now we’re one
I wanna make you proud of what we become

So tonight fix my eyes on the prize
Let go of my pride and my lies for my life

Tonight I’m gonna let go of it all
Shake it off, step to another drum
Close my eyes, pray it up, take the fall, thank you Lord
Leave it all on the floor
Tonight I’m gonna take a look around
Why would I ever be to another bound?
Oh no, bless my soul, never wanted nothing more
Leave it all on the floor

Tonight I’m gonna get it
Didn’t know I had it, but you can be sure I’m leaving with it, so I…
(Thank you Lord)
Because this is it (and I know just what it isn’t)
This present that you’ve been blessing
You’re love has been so persistent for me

Tonight I’m gonna let go of it all
Shake it off, step to another drum
Close my eyes, pray it up, take the fall, thank you Lord
Leave it all on the floor
Tonight I’m gonna take a look around
Why would I ever be to another bound?
Oh no, bless my soul, never wanted nothing more
Leave it all on the floor

Tonight I'm gonna let it go
Tonight I'm gonna let it go
Track Name: One I Want
Girl, I’m just a poor boy walking barefoot on the road
Trying to find my way through the blinding snow
And I know enough to see exactly what I’m not
And I’ve seen enough to know
You’re the one I want

You didn’t care about my credentials when you spun into me
You didn’t put up no pretenses, you were real and free
And you showed me every flawed square inch of your broken heart
Wwhat I see is beautiful
You’re the one I want

Be mine tonight
Let your tornado come and interrupt my life
You don’t got a princess crown
You just gotta hold me down

I could sky write our love up in a jet plane
I could run over to your house in the pouring rain
I could pick you flowers from the mountain top
But I don’t wanna play those games
You’re the one I want

Be mine tonight
Sew yourself into the fabric of my life
I don’t got a sword or steed
I just wanna be your need

I won’t stop til I get everything I want
All I want is your sweet lovin’
This my lot
Don’t deserve anything I got
But I’m so, so thankful for it

Be mine tonight
How could I want for a different kind of life?
Baby, would you look around
Look at all the love we found

Someday we will leave the strength and the beauty of youth
Someday we’ll fall down tired, girl ain’t that the truth?
And I’ll be an old man singing the same old song
Sing it to my sweet old lady
You’re the one I want

Now to my sweet lady
You’re the one I want
Track Name: Belong
As I live and breathe, it’s like I didn’t breathe
Until you let it out
And a mighty cry, tears in my eyes
Can I hold you now?

With a heavy heart I'll let you grow
It’s too good a love to let it go
So listen up

Baby, this my song
You will not be disowned
You belong to me
Even when we’re wrong
If we don’t get along
You belong to me

All the things I knew disappeared from view
When you held my hand
And it’s like I died when you caught my eyes
I’m alive again

With a heavy heart I'll let you grow
It’s too good a love to let it go
So listen up

Baby, this my song
You will not be disowned
You belong to me
Even when we’re wrong
If we don’t get along
You belong to me

I never what higher love was like
Until I heard your cry
I never what higher love was like
Until I heard your cry

Baby, breathe, let life in
Let life into your lungs
As you go always know
You can run into my arms

Baby, this my song
You will not be disowned
You belong to me
Even when we’re wrong
If we don’t get along
You belong to me

Baby, this my tune
Whatever we go through
I belong to you
And When the storms
Break our hearts in two
I belong to you
Track Name: Apple and the Tree
The apple don’t fall too far from the tree
The apple don’t fall too far from the tree
If you wanna know where the apples go
They ain’t too far from the tree

Any old field you find
Where the apple trees are ripe
The apples don’t pack up and wave goodbye
They just fall right under the tree

The apple don’t fall too far from the tree
The apple don’t fall too far from the tree
If you wanna know where the apples go
They ain’t too far from the tree

Stars shoot across the sky
And birds leave their nest to fly
They don’t always make it, but man they try
But apples just fall from the tree

The apple don’t fall too far from the tree
The apple don’t fall too far from the tree
If you wanna know where the apples go
They ain’t too far from the tree

So trees, don’t forget
If you’re apples ain’t fallin’ yet
Be careful with what you do and say
‘Cause those apples are gonna be trees someday

Oh, the letter gave way to the phone
And wires brought the message
But now the world is changing and we’re wire free
But the apple still falls from the tree

The apple don’t fall too far from the tree
The apple don’t fall too far from the tree
If you wanna know where the apples go
They ain’t too far from the tree

If you wanna know where the apples go
They ain’t too far from the tree
Track Name: Strong Heart
Strong hands lifted me up before I could walk
Strong voice gave me a word before I could talk
Strong feet made a path to follow on my way
Strong arms welcomed me back when I wanted to stray

And I don’t say it enough
Thank you
I don’t say it enough
Thank you for the…

Strong heart showed me it’s ok to cry
And taught me love is sacrifice
If I could have a strong heart
Storms will try to rip you all apart
I’m glad you had a strong heart
If I could have a strong heart like yours

Strong stand
You always went for what you thought was right
Strong man
You led me when I couldn’t see the light
And it’s funny
More each day it’s like I’m looking through your sight
Thank you for your strong heart
Thank you for my strong start

Strong heart showed me it’s ok to cry
And taught me love is sacrifice
If I could have a strong heart
Storms will try to rip you all apart
Thank God you had a strong heart
If I could have a strong heart like yours

And while I have this moment
I want to tell you something
I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for your strong loving
And for the days gone
And for the days coming
I want to thank you for your strong heart
Beating for me

You taught me all about a love
And showed me how to look above
If I need a strong heart
This world, you know it comes around again
And now I’m holding little hands
And I need a strong like yours

Yes, I need a strong heart
I need a strong heart like yours
Track Name: Put It On Me
Sometimes I don't know what to say
But the world is crazy, it's always been that way
Sometimes I don't know how to try
When I see so much hurt painted in your eyes

The world has a way of beating you down
The world has a way of beating you down
You got in a rut and you can't get out
The world has a way of beating you down

What if you could take this weight
If you could restart this day
And put it on me, put it on me
What if in this world of dread
You can't even hold up your head
Could you put it on me, put it on me

Sometimes I feel so alone
I know this world is crazy and it's my home
Sometimes I feel so stuck, I wanna find a way to give up
But I still believe in a hope

It's just the world has a way of beating me down
The world has a way of beating me down
Sometimes I put up walls to keep love out
The world has a way of beating me down
What if...

What if I could take this weight
If I could restart this day
And put it on you, put on you
What if in this world of dread
I can't even hold up my head
Could I put on you, put it on you

All and all
Heart and soul
Put it on me, put it on me, love
Everything, joy and pain
Put it on me, put it on me

The world has a way of beating us down
The world has a way of beating us down
The world has a way of beating us down
But nothing could be stronger than the love we found

What if you could take this weight
If you could restart this day
Put it on me
What if in this world of dread
You can't even hold up your head
You can put it on me, put it on me

(Every now and then when you break apart)
All and all
(Call me and I'll run right to where you are)
Heart and soul
(Take your heavy burdens and let them fall)
You can put it on me, put it on me, love
(When the thief takes everything you know)
Everything
(Your heart is heavy, but you've got a ways to go)
Joy and pain
(You can lean on my love)
You can put it on me, put it on me
Track Name: You Are Not Alone In This
Your Pop calls you Red and I call you babe
Baby, I call you babe
You know what I've said and it ain't gonna change
You're the most beautiful thing I've seen
And you are not alone in this

You came to our lives sooner than we planned
Baby son, you were right on time
A gift from God's heart
I love the way you greet the world with open arms
You are one of a kind
And you are not alone in this

You joined in the fight
You were a middle child before you were a middle child
Did you know that I love your voice?
Go on, talk to me, guy
Tell me all about life
And you are not alone

And now I am sure what I got is worth more
Than all the gold in all the world
I can wake with a hope, I can stand up and know
That I am not alone in this

It's quiet tonight
Look in my eyes with those beautiful far-sighted eyes
They're all asleep, but Girlie, we got dreams to dream
So put your little hand in mine
And you are not alone in this

O my loves, my loves
My loves, my loves
Listen up, listen up

You are not alone in this