September Will Be Through

by Darby Hughes

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lo-fi debut album! Almost out of physical copies, so glad to be able to share a digital version.


released September 1, 2004

All instruments and vocals by Darby Hughes except for drums on "Karyn don't Cry" by Tim Hunter
Recorded and mixed by Darby Hughes
Mastered by Jay Morisette



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Track Name: City of the King
Everyone who saw it got his head out of the law
And started weeping there as for an only son
And promises that never fail had over hardened wills prevailed
With mercy that had passed over none

Joy for our pain will remain
And we’ll sing as we go down to the City of the King

Outside of the city, on the hillsides there are sitting there
The watchmen of the people of the King
The King is come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Let us find ourselves an offering to bring

A thousand years of peace and every crying eye will cease
The lifted curse will leave us pure as we begun
And if we ever speak of pain then to the children we’ll explain
The way it was before the war was won
Track Name: Give Me Sight
Evening falls and morning rises
Keep your eyes set on the prizes
That always stay three steps away
From where you lose your breath—
From where you thought the line was drawn

So give me sight
So I can see from where I stand and
Give me speed
So I can reach your outstretched hand and
Pull me in
And keep me now from wandering away from you
Away from you again

Down I fall and up you bring me
With all my bruises and my skinned knees
You bid me son, continue running till you reach the end
However long the road may be
Track Name: All the Things You Said
Were it not for all the things You said
Time and lies would separate us
Make us feel as though it never really was
But still Your word is good as gold
He was never far away
And I know that He’ll be back some day

Just this morning I could hear you say
Blessed are the ones who have a debt they know they cannot pay
Still, in spite, I used to try to earn or buy
What was never up for sale

All those years of walking
Never helped me move along my way
And Your words were talking
But I never heard what they were trying to say
Till You made me see
The light that shines so free
Freely it was shining down on me
Track Name: Karyn Don't Cry
Karyn, don’t cry for what’s in the present
‘Cause once in a while, the future smiles
And two things are true: September will be through
And I will come running to you

Mark off the day when you start your dreaming
And give me a call when evening falls
Invisible views will no longer do
So I will come running to you

Follow me down to the sea
Watch the sun and the moon disagree
As they vie for the sky, their delay has a way
Of connecting two hearts at the seam

I’ll tell you each day until you start believing
And when I return, you will discern
That what I convey is that all of my days
I will come running to you
Track Name: 'Til You're Not So Far Away
I’ll write you a song
And sing it so long
That I won’t forget the tune
And strum my guitar
‘Til you’re not so far away

Until you appear
The days turn to years
And the nights
I turn to recalling
And hope to return
Before the autumn leaves
Turn to falling

I’ve never subscribed
To living inside my memories
But it’s the next best thing
That I can sing
‘Til the hour is upon us
And you will be honestly
With me once more
Just like before
Standing not so tall
So I’ll strum my guitar
‘Til you’re not so far away

(So I’ll strum my guitar
And pray for that day to come)
Track Name: Where's Julie
Western songs and singing rhymes
That had been her way
But no one’s seen her in quite some time
It must have changed one fateful day

Where’s Julie? She’s looking for herself
But all she found was nothing new
Poor Julie, she’s wasted all these years
To see that she was always who she was
Always who she was
And I liked who she was

She moved away and left her sons
Without telling why or where
Still, what’s wrong is what was wrong
She must have followed her there

Don’t throw it all away
‘Cause there are some things you cant change
Like who you are and who you ought to be
Track Name: If I Ever Make it Back
Jessica’s feeling like a Monday morning
Though it’s Saturday night
She says, “come on and play and maybe for one moment
I could feel alright,”and she sings out

I’m gonna run away from this place
Gonna run away, and at this pace
You know I cant say if I’ll ever make it back

Someone fired the poor guy
Tossed him out among the crowd
All of a sudden, as things could not get more ugly
He starts to sing out loud
And he sings out

I’m gonna run away from this place
Gonna run away, and at this pace
You know I cant say if I’ll ever make it back
And I can’t say that I mind
If I ever make it back
Track Name: How it Started
Break the peace and quiet of the night
Scare the silence out from where it hides
I could tell you how good it is just to see you
You could tell me how good it is just to hear me say so
It was just a song till you came along
Now I’ll never change it back to how it started

I look around to find you nowhere near
But if you were, I’d tell you what you’d hear
I could tell you how good it is just to see you
You could tell me how good it is just to hear me say so
So here’s a song of when you came along
There’s no way I’ll change it back to how it started

It seems more like this to me --
When you tell me your crazy dream of how I joined the army
You tried to tag along behind me,
Wishing I wasn’t telling you to leave and go back home –
That it’s a dream ‘cause things have never been like this

Hear me, tell me, ‘cause I’m singing to you
Track Name: Artist's Dream
You were like a sunbeam
Brilliant, though so often shone
Like an artist’s dream
An artist’s dream
Artists dream of lines that will not fade

Your colors are the same but something’s missing
It must have been our eyes that lost their shine
But still, there’s got to be an artist’s dream
So I’ll sing and dream of lines that will not fade
Track Name: Take My Life and Let It Be
Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee
Take my moments and my days
Let them flow in ceaseless praise

Take my hands and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love
Take my feet and let them be
Swift and beautiful for Thee

Take my voice and let me sing
Always only for my King
Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages from Thee

Take my will and make it Thine
It shall be no longer mine
Take my heart, it is Thine own
It shall be Thy royal throne

Take my love, my Lord I pour
At Your feet its treasure store
Take myself and I will be
Ever only all for Thee
Track Name: It is Well With My Soul
When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll;

Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,

It is well, it is well, with my soul.

It is well, with my soul,

It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet,
though trials should come,

Let this blest assurance control,

That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,

And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!

My sin, not in part but the whole,

Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,

Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,

The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;

The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,

Even so, it is well with my soul.
Track Name: Unliving My Life
All these under lit pictures of life on my own
Filled with shadows the light since exposed
And as on roll the days
In throwing them away
I find myself unliving my life

That’s a picture I haven’t seen in a while
And it’s hanging on my own wall
When the good Savior came
He put that one away
O, why do I keep bringing it out?

And the more light I see the more pictures I toss
Without thought for the memories lost
As I hang up the new
And find the colors true
I see that in unliving
I find that I’m beginning
To start anew in living my life