The Salzburg Revolution

by Kevin Heider

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While only a few songs from this sophomore effort (Kevin's first full-length studio album) are available for preview here, the full track list includes:

1. Intro: Book Mountain
2. Sha La La (The Peace and Harmony Song)
3. Brothers
4. Eyes Wide Open
5. Chiara
6. In This 23rd Beautiful Year
7. God in Austria
8. O Life
9. O Maria
10. Carry Me
11. Little Child, Don't Cry
12. Annie of the Sea
13. The Salzburg Revolution
14. Outro: Pachelbel's Canon Medley
15. In This 23rd Beautiful Year [Bonus Track]
16. God in Austria (Live) [Bonus Track]

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released May 1, 2010

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mike Ofca at Innovation Studios in Steubenville, Ohio. Produced by Mike Ofca and Kevin Heider. Album artwork by Fran Heider and Kevin Heider. All song's written (Pachelbel's "Canon" arranged) by Kevin Heider. (C) Copyright 2010 by Kevin Heider.

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Track Name: Sha La La (The Peace and Harmony Song)
I never write a song that doesn’t mean anything
But if that’s what it’s gonna take for me to bring
Peace and harmony to a world so clearly stuck
On relativity, and I’m speaking, morally,
Then I guess there’s just one thing I can sing
That won’t offend anyone,
And that’s “sha la la….”

First, I compose the music
Then I construct a melody
Then I write down my thoughts, but sometimes I wonder
If they’re gonna spark controversy

We’ve got Jesus, joy, hope, life, and love
We’ve got violence, death, sin, war, and fear
But if there ever was a song that everyone could sing together,
Well, I’ve got it right here

Because we don’t have to sing words that mean anything,
That might make us disagree
It’s an admittedly ignorant peace and harmony,
But at least we all can sing along with sha la la....

If you choose to listen on to the rest of these songs,
Be forewarned that before long
You might not like what I’ve got to say
But at least you can sing along with this one

Sha la la….
Track Name: Eyes Wide Open
If I were lonely and I were blind,
Where, oh, where would I go to find life?
Would I say “David’s Son, would you be so kind
As to spit in some mud and put it in my eyes?”

'Cause in this world of good intentions
That pave the road to, no, I won’t mention where,
I need to take my fears and bleed them dry
’Cause I can’t see clearly when I try to care

How can I climb Your ladder up
When Your blood’s still in the cup?
How can I love my neighbor home
When I’m still so blind and alone?

In a world far from disaster-free,
Full of our man-made catastrophes, we’re here Searching for the joy found in the pain,
This little boy has gone insane searching

Now at 1 a.m. on a freezer door
This artist sits where he’s sat before trying,
Trying to write a song about
Sorting all our problems out when he’s part of them

How can he climb Your ladder up
When Your blood’s still in the cup?
How can he love his neighbor home
When he’s still so blind and alone?

In this world of good intentions
That pave the road to, no, I won’t mention where,
I pray “Jesus, would you be so kind
As to spit in some mud and put it in my eyes”

Because I can’t climb Your ladder up
If I don’t drink what’s in the cup
And I can’t love my neighbor home
If I’m still so blind and alone, which I am
I’m blind and alone
Track Name: God In Austria
I climbed a mountain and I wrote my name in a book
I wandered every which way in the nighttime
I heard Mozart where Mozart first played,
And I started a revolution

I saw the ground where the faithful before me fell,
Rested my head on a rock in a cave in the woods
Where I went looking for You

I sang aloud for the glory of the Son
Where His mother had come to say "hello"
And then I saw where Your holy water falls

I felt the bullets in the broken walls
I spoke to St. Peter and he spoke back
I stood on top of the dust of the throne of a king,
Oh, oh....

You were the first One
You were the last One
You were the only One I wanted to find

I waited for You
I looked everywhere
You were the only One I wanted to find

I saw the cell where Max showed his enemies love
I walked the tracks leading to the innocents’ grave
I prayed that mercy would flood every heart of man

I took a bus all the way across El Pais,
A cable car to a city up on a hill
I rode a train to the five lands along the coast,
Oh, oh….

I fell down on my knees to walk up Your steps
I saw Your crib and the beds where the children slept,
And the hole that the devil left when he fled
Oh, oh….

You were the first One
You were the last One
You were the only One I wanted to find

I waited for You
I looked everywhere
You were the only One I wanted to find

You were the first One
You were the last One
You were the only One I wanted to find

I waited for You
I looked everywhere
You were the only One I wanted to find

And now I know I can’t compare
Finding God in Austria
No, I know I won’t forget
Finding God in Austria, God in Austria
Oh, oh….

You were the first One
You were the last One
You were the only One I wanted to find

I waited for You
I looked everywhere
You were the only One I wanted to find