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Eric Beverly is a musician and painter who lives in Austin, TX.

It Feels Like Coming Home Again: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #33

“It Feels Like Coming Home Again” is my 33rd song in my songwriting challenge called “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.”

They say you can’t come home again
It’s just a distant dream
But I feel it in my bones, my friend
That’s good enough for me

Chorus
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home

Feels like coming home again
In a different scene
Feels like coming home again
In a place I’ve never been

Chorus
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home

Bridge (Instrumental)

I’ve wandered cold and distant lands
Sailed the wine-dark sea
It wasn’t till we first locked eyes
Home found its way to me

Chorus
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home

Let It Be, Set You Free: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #32

I’ve got just a few more days left in my songwriting challenge called “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.” I’ll write a wrap up and lessons learned later this month. Meanwhile, take a listen to “Let It Be, Set You Free,” which is the 32nd song in the series.

Lyrics for Let It Be, Set You Free
I’ve spent so long
Running around
I couldn’t tell you
Where I’d be found

I’ve spent so long
Rehashing the past
Woke up one morning
I was quite aghast

Chorus
Oh, just let it be
And set you free

I made quite a mess
Tried to clean it up
Peace and quiet
Took some years to fill my cup

I think about my friends
What we do and say
I can be myself now
Not my yesterdays

Chorus
Oh, just let it be
And set you free

Guitar solo

Getting out of bed
Clearing out my head
Oh, what a dream it is
Being here instead

Chorus
Oh, just let it be
And set you free

Chorus
Oh, just let it be
And set you free

Make My Luck: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #31

“Make My Luck” is the 31st song in my songwriting challenge called “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.”

Part of this is where I come from
Part of this is where I’ve been
Part of this is where I’m going
Don’t get in my way, my friend

Pre-chorus
My some day
My some day is now
My some day
Oh, my some day is now

Chorus
I make my luck
When I hit the streets
Yeah, I make my money
When they’re indiscreet

Life shaped me like a fisherman’s knife
Yeah, my grandpa was a trilobite
And I don’t give up
When I’ve set my mind
You know, I’m a primitive guy

Pre-chorus
My some day
My some day is now
My some day
Oh, my some day is now

Chorus
I make my luck
When I hit the streets
Yeah, I make my money
When they’re indiscreet

Chorus
I make my luck
When I hit the streets
Yeah, I make my money
When they’re indiscreet

Chorus
I make my luck
When I hit the streets
Yeah, I make my money
When they’re indiscreet

You Make Me Feel High

“You Make Me Feel High” is the 30th song in my songwriting challenge that I call “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.”

Now that you’re with me
Things feel so right
Stepping out of the shadows
Into the light

Now we’re together
You’re by my side
The way that you love me
Makes me feel high

Chorus
Make me feel high
Make me feel high

Now that you’re with me
Days slip away
Your touch and your feel
Things that you say

Down by the water
You understand
Sharing a secret
We start to plan

Chorus
Make me feel high
Make me feel high

Solo

Bridge
In the days before I found you you
I was restless, nothing to do
In the days before I knew you
The sun was dim
Life cold and so blue
Code blue

Chorus
You make me feel high
You make me feel high
You make me feel high
You make me feel high
Oh, you make me feel high

Alien Child: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #29

“Alien Child” is my 29th song in a songwriting challenge series I call “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.” I started “Alien Child” on my iPhone using Garageband and finished it up in Pro Tools.

Alien child
Alien child
Alien child
Alien child

Chorus
Alien child
You always felt like an
Alien child
Adults they all treated you like an
Alien child
Lost in America
Alien child

Alien child
Alien child
Alien child
Alien child

In the heartland
Feel so plastic
Looking for a life fantastic

Trying to get off this rock somehow
Since they dropped you
From above the clouds

Won’t be left behind this time
Don’t know what they had in mind
But you’re changing the gameplan

Chorus
Alien child
You always felt like an
Alien child
Adults they all treated you like an
Alien child
Lost in America
Alien child

Solo

Chorus
Alien child
You always felt like an
Alien child
Adults they all treated you like an
Alien child
Lost in America
Alien child

Solo

Alien child
Alien child
Alien child
Alien child

Girl With The Starry Eyes: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #28

“Girl With The Starry Eyes” is the 28th song in my series “52 Songs In 52 Weeks,” where I’ve challenged myself to write and record a song a week for a year.

The girl with the starry eyes
Is wandering through the field
Sees her breath in the winter air
And finally feels healed

She doesn’t need to cry, oh no
In fact, she catches herself smiling
It’s been almost a year out here
In a personal wilderness

The girl with the starry eyes
Walks along the water
Even though her father’s gone
She still works to be his daughter

She knows he would be proud
Behind the shroud
Hell, it was him that taught her
You can run away or stay to fight another day

Chorus
Shine on, starry eyes
Shine on, starry eyes

The girl with the starry eyes
Night gathers all around
She’s tired and a little cold
So she heads back into town

Yes, she knows the way
Each day, they would walk the path together
Sometimes he would say
Shine on, starry eyes

Chorus
Shine on, starry eyes
Shine on, starry eyes

From Time To Time: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #27

This song “From Time To Time” has been kicking around for a while and largely completed since 2011. I finished recording the demo on July 1, 2014 by adding new guitar work, resurrecting the plug-in I used for the strings, and remixing this song. I’ve hesitated to add it to 52 Weeks since it has been largely finished for a while, but decided to include it since I’m finally happy with the demo.

Yeah, I never got over you, girl
That summer of waves and wine
I can still see the beach and the wind in your hair
You’ve got me tangled like a fishing line

In your cotton blouse
Near the beach house
I was playing up among your dunes
Making mermaid jokes
We shared a smoke
I used your name in all those Beatles tunes

Chorus
From time to time
You’re on my mind
From time to time
Oh, like you’re still mine

We played that old guitar
Out in the dark
Sang up to the glimmering sky
Out on the sandbar
We counted falling stars, oil rigs, and satellites

Chorus
From time to time
You’re on my mind
From time to time
Oh, like you’re still mine

Bridge
Time is a cruel illusion
Summer seems to last forever
But it’s never gonna bring you back
It’s a bummer
It’s a cold, hard fact

Yeah, I never got over you, girl
That summer of waves and wine
I can still see the beach
But you’re just out of reach…

Chorus
From time to time
You’re on my mind
From time to time
Oh, like you’re still mine

Yeah, I never got over you, girl
I never got over you
Never got over you, girl
Never got over you
Never got over you, girl
Never got over you