The Salzburg Revolution

by Kevin Heider

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This studio debut is imbued with introspection, adventure, and a folksy European influence. As one fan put it: "I have been blown away by this album. If you’re looking for beautiful, original music with a background of optimism and hope, this is it."

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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.

© Copyright 2010 by Kevin Heider

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Track Name: Intro: Book Mountain
(instrumental)
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: Brothers
Fire in the sky, who do you think am I?
I’m not the one who’s up and surely and gonna die
My brother’s got a gun, he wants to kill someone
He wants to kill my other brother, our Father’s other son here

As bullets rip the sky, I can’t help wonder why
My brother with the gun wants the other one to die
As bullets rip the sky, I can’t help wonder why
My brother with the gun wants the other one to die Who is the infidel? Who is the infidel?

My brother’s got a gun, he wants to kill someone
He wants to kill my other brother, our Father’s other son
He doesn’t want his face living in his living space
He wants to end his life, he wants to end his race for good

As bullets rip the sky, I can’t help wonder why
My brother with the gun wants the other one to die
As bullets rip the sky, I can’t help wonder why
My brother with the gun wants the other one to die Who is the infidel? Who is the infidel?
Who is the infidel? Who is the infidel?

As bullets rip the sky, I can’t help wonder why
My brother with the gun wants the other one to die

Amidst this fratricide, Father, hear Your people
Send us what You will, won’t You deliver us from evil? Amidst this fratricide, Father, hear Your people
Please, send us what You will, won’t You deliver us from evil?
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: Chiara
Chiara, you heard God talking to you
Through me like He likes to do
The words that you heard, the words I spoke to you Made you fall in love with Jesus

Oh, oh….Oh, oh….

Oh, poor woman, beautiful woman,
Won’t you be my sister?
Oh, poor woman, beautiful woman,
Won’t you be my sister in love?

You saw me, you heard me
You fell in love with who I want to be like

Oh, poor woman, beautiful woman,
Won’t you be my sister in love?
Oh, oh….Oh, oh….

Oh, oh....Oh, oh....

Chiara, won’t you be my sister in love?
Chiara, won’t you be my sister in love?

Oh, oh….Oh, oh….
Track Name: In This 23rd Beautiful Year
(instrumental)
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
Track Name: O Life
O life, is such a funny, funny thing
Nothing ever turns out quite like you thought it would
But there in the cracks of your confidence,
In the beautiful uncertainty,
That’s where God waits for you

O life, is such a funny, funny word
Even when you’re standing far from the flames,
Sometimes you still get burned
Well, maybe that pain is a part of the mystery
That wants to teach you to love
Maybe that’s where God waits for you

You spend so much time just trying to stay afloat
But really what’s the point
When you’re drifting on a paper boat?
Why don’t you lower your defenses
And throw your arms in the air
And fall down on your knees?
‘Cause that’s where God waits for you

O life, is such a funny, funny thing
Nothing ever turns out quite like you thought it would O life! O life! O life! O God!
O life! O life! O life! O God!
Track Name: O Maria
Little girl, God has a message
There’s something He wants you to know
I put it in a glass from New Orleans,
And it says that you are loved
Whether it feels that way or not

I’ve been in similar situations,
But nothing quite like the one you’re in
I think about you all the time,
And I think God wants you to know that you are loved
Whether it feels that way or not, you are loved

All you ever wanted was somebody that you could need
I know how bad it hurts when love feels like a one-way street
I bet your confidence is shattered,
You’re probably going out of your mind
I know it doesn’t seem so,
But everything will be alright, alright, alright in time

If you’re gonna make it, you’re not gonna make it alone
If you’re gonna make it, you’re not gonna make it alone
If you’re gonna make it, you’re not gonna make it alone
If you’re gonna make it, you’re not gonna make it alone

O Maria, I have never been where you are now,
But I can see it isn’t easy
Just be a good girl
Don’t forget to say your prayers at night,
And everything will be alright in time
You will come to see that you are loved in time
Track Name: Carry Me
Waves crash down inside my head
Slowly I fall down again
I just cannot seem to get on my feet and stand

As I stumble to my knees,
I need someone to comfort me
And looking down I only see two prints in the sand,
In the sand

So sweet Lord, come to me
’Cause I can barely see
I need someone who cares to carry me,
To carry me

As I stumble to my knees,
I need someone to carry me
And looking up I see Your hand reaching down for mine
Oh yeah, oh yeah....

So sweet Lord, come to me
’Cause I can barely see
I need someone who cares to carry me,
To carry me

I have so many questions,
But deep inside of my mind
I know when I feel alone
You are right there by my side

So sweet Lord, come to me
’Cause I can barely see
I need someone who cares to carry me,
To carry me
To carry me
Track Name: Little Child, Don't Cry
Everyone demands perfection,
Sometimes it seems to you, little child
But you just wanna be loved, you just wanna be loved
You just wanna be seen as you’re seen
In our Father’s eyes, our Father’s eyes

Nobody understands how you feel
You think you’re all alone in this wasteland
But you just wanna be loved, you just wanna be loved
Don’t run away, just run right into our Father’s hands, Our Father’s hands

Little children, don’t you worry about
Your little broken hearts
If you wanna be loved, if you wanna be loved,
Then just jump right into our Father’s arms,
Our Father’s arms

Little child, don’t cry
Everything will be just like it never happened
Try to be patient, you’ll be fine
These things, they take a little time
Just give it some time
Just give it some time
Just give it some time

Don’t grow up too fast
Don’t grow up too fast
Don’t grow up too fast
Don’t grow up too fast
Track Name: Annie of the Sea
She goes walking along every day alone
Way down by the water, looking for her own
Peace of mind and sunshine,
Crabs and colored shells
She loves the sea so much it’s in her name

‘Cause she’s Annie of the Sea/see her
Walking on the seashore, gathering her seashells
She’s Annie of the Sea

She goes swimming along
All the fishes know her name
The tortoise and the dolphin,
She loves them all the same
And if I were a merman, I’d make her my mergirl
And we would start our own underwater world

‘Cause she’s Annie of the Sea/see her
Walking on the seashore, gathering her seashells
She’s Annie of the Sea

Cause she’s Annie of the Sea/see her
Walking on the seashore, gathering her seashells
She’s Annie of the Sea
Track Name: The Salzburg Revolution
Sit back, if you please,
And I will tell you of a tale
About events in recent past,
About three Criminals

Well, they went marching through the streets
Of Salzburg late one night,
Playing as they went their way,
Playing for their right to play

The Polezei were far away
On the other side of town
They did not know that hundreds
Of people had gathered ’round

The people wanted music
They longed to sing and dance
They wanted a revolution,
And tonight they had their chance to play

Well, they played long into the night,
And how the people grew
In number and in passion
Their time had come, they knew

They took up arms and stood their ground
Each vowed not to flee
In the Salzburg Revolution
Begun by the Criminals Three

And they played and they played
La da da da….
Oh, oh, oh….

The Polezei thought that
Their troubles all were gone,
But they soon received a warning
That a battle now raged on

They mounted on their trusty steeds
And rode off in the night
To crush the Revolution,
To silence rebel cries.

The Polezei did arrive
And they were so alarmed
At the sight of all the people
Standing tall in arms

“Rednecks!” yelled the Polezei
“We don’t like your kind ’round here!”
So the Criminals fled to the Augustiner
And drank some victory beer(s)

And they played and they played
La da da da….
Oh, oh, oh….

Well, that was the night the Revolution
Began and quickly ceased
They say that if you listen
Very closely to the trees,

At night you can still hear the music,
And in your mind you dream
Of the Salzburg Revolution
Begun by the Criminals Three

And they played and they played
La da da da….
Oh, oh….

Viva la mit was!
Track Name: Outro: Pachelbel's Canon Medley
(instrumental)

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