Framework

by Phillip Ragan

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See you down the road somewhere my friend See you down the road somewhere my friend 17 years from now, I wonder where we both will be? I'll be somewhere north of Albany Somewhere there longing to be free Somewhere there amid the rustic charm Somewhere down there near my Brother's farm And though I'll be the writer down the road I'll still lend a hand help with the load And twice a year the agricultural fair Sheep and cow's and livestock everywhere Reputations built on honesty Where fairness is the greatest currency And deals done by a firm shake of the hand (by) hard working folk who farm this precious land So see you down the road somewhere my friend See you down the road somewhere my friend For now, well here I am in Melbourne town Learning, growing just hanging around But I dream of that place near Albany You and I just stations by the sea Yeah I'll be down there amid the rustic charm Somewhere down there near my Brother's farm
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The rivers move, the blackbirds fly The miracle of a golden sky We'll sip red wine late afternoon and raise our glass to salute the moon Come on and stay she said and smiled Augusta Night Sky for a while The air is cool the night sublime Yet we'll feel warmth as we sip our wine And shadows blue this winters night A million stars decorate the night Come on and stay she said and smiled Augusta Night Sky for a while The night grows long it's getting late The sun will rise soon in any rate Alongside you, perspectives clear Such solitude that I feel here Come on and stay she said and smiled Augusta night sky for a while
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Wake up you're dreaming awake Wake up it's getting late If you would just look around you You'd see that beauty surrounds you You must change there's nothing left to say Catch your dreams before you slip away You seem so distant you seem so far away Only you can turn it around today Wake up you're dreaming awake Wake up it's getting late And stop allocating the pain And see we're all just the same Step outside breathe in the air It's time that you contributed your share You live your life without a care You can't go on living in dispair Wake up you're dreaming awake Wake up it's not too late Wake up you're dreaming awake
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I hope it all works out for you my special friend I hope all of your problems go away I hope the dark, grey skies above come to an end And that blue ones emerge and that they stay You were someone once Be someone again True love has eluded you Causing you such pain If only you could see The light that does not end Yesterday has been and passed Be someone my friend Your a special person of integrity There's so much I admire about you You touched me with your sense of generosity Helped me to believe dreams can come true, you You were someone once Be someone again True love has eluded you Causing you such pain If only you could see The light that does not end Yesterday has been and passed Be someone my friend Your gift is your integrity Compassion and your empathy Your smile will return so will the sun You were someone once Be someone again True love has eluded you Causing you such pain If only you could see The light that does not end Yesterday has been and passed Be someone my friend
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Step outside, and greet the brand new day No need to hide, just don't let it get away There's so much, to see, to hear to taste Life is rich, don't you let it go to waste Bright, bright happy sunshine Welcome to the day Bright, bright happy sunshine You can free in every way Bright, bright happy sunshine Dance and sing and play Bright, Bright happy sunshine Just be yourself today Take the time to show the world you care All works out fine, when you lend a hand and share Laugh and smile and show humility It's all worth worthwhile, later you will see Bright, bright happy sunshine Welcome to the day Bright, bright happy sunshine You can free in every way Bright, bright happy sunshine Dance and sing and play Bright, Bright happy sunshine Just be yourself today Be yourself, be yourself, be yourself today! Hope and pray, see the best in every thing Live for each day, there is so much joy you bring Most of all show your gratitude and love Help friends whenever they fall There'll be blessings from above Bright, bright happy sunshine Welcome to the day Bright, bright happy sunshine You can free in every way Bright, bright happy sunshine Dance and sing and play Bright, Bright happy sunshine Just be yourself today
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Friends hang around Stay around, Stick around they can be found when times are down That's friends Friends always know when to stay, when to go They help you out when times are low That's friends And in the end when the sun goes down by friend I'll still be here waiting right besides you Don't ever feel you can't rely upon me Don't ever feel you can't ever call upon me as a friend Friends come along in times of need, when things go wrong When darkness comes they keep you strong That's friends Friends lend a hand when times are tough they understand They help you see that yes you can that's friends And in the end when the sun goes down my friend I'll still be here waiting right beside you Don't ever feel you can't rely upon me Don't ever feel you can't ever call upon me as a friend
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Travelling, being and seeing All around the countryside with you Travelling and being and seeing Don't you forget Don't you forget me! We've been a travelling so long All along the countryside alone Girl can I sing you this song Don't you forget Don't you forget me! You got a hold on me A hold on me you do But don't you leave me girl Don't you leave me do 'Cause if you do I'll be feeling blue tonight
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Way out East there's a special place A dusty road, a lot of space The moonless Sky almost pitch black I realised there's no turning back The West Coast seems so distant now We've travelled as far as our eyes can allow And it's almost time to set up camp A light in the desert, a broken lamp And with the stars on the Horizon Far away And I'm feeling more connected to The wider universe and you The isolation that I feel The canopy of stars surreal Underneath Nullarbor Stars Serenity that comes with being So far away from everything The Roadhouse folk wished us well But warned us there was no hotels We shared a drink and then on our way We drove for almost half a day This road it twists and winds it seems yet here we are sharing a dream And with the stars on the horizon Far away And I'm feeling more connected to The wider universe and you The isolation that I feel The canopy of stars surreal Underneath Nullarbor Stars
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Through the mountains, through the valleys Countless flowers in the Sun I look through the window and my mind runs As my mind begins to rally The sweeping fields the birds that sing You beautify everything Dreaming, Dreaming, Country Dreaming And what a wondrous combination You always bring a sense of fun We drive through Mt Barker in the afternoon Sun And all this beauty brings sensation The joys that God's creation brings You beautify everything Dreaming, Dreaming Country Dreaming
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I've been along Geneva with the sun in the sky I spent some time in Paris watching girls go by I went to Barcelona and I love that place But Cottosloe in Perth has both beauty and space A Cottosloe Sunset takes me away A Cottosloe Sunset takes you away Went from Nice to Monte Carlo where I saw those girls Who love to live the high life with their diamonds and pearls Spent some time in Genoa beside the Port And though it was beautiful it still fell short of a Cottesloe Sunset that takes me away A Cottosloe Sunset will take you away Takes me there Takes you there Caught a plane to Stockholm with some friends of mine The girls in summer clothing well they looked so fine And Melbourne is a city where I love to roam But it don't have a coastline like the one back home A Cottosloe Sunset takes me away A Cottosloe Sunset will take you away Takes me there Takes you there
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Just Stroll 02:13
Make your way through the crowd The street markets are so loud Don't look left, Don't look right Don't you check the timing's right Just stroll The city heat is unkind The narrow streets twist and wind You look around, your vision's clear But you can't see that the end is near And you stroll If only you knew what lays in store Look out man there's demons lurking by your door But you stroll Just stroll If only you knew what lays ahead How long can you walk around Spiritually dead? But you stroll Just stroll
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Rebirth 02:02
Look deep inside your soul Are you happy with what you see? Are you at ease living in this skin? Are you all you where meant to be? Rebirth comes from within Rebirth comes from within Knowing the life you lead Impacts your destiny You can flourish or you can bleed Be imprisoned or just be free Rebirth comes from within Rebirth comes from within And in the end you'll know Though it's written in the stars they say What you reap you must sow You can turn it around today Repent! This song came to me in 2009, long before I was saved and became a born again Christian. As I was going over the lyrics, I realised that they work in a Christian sense and so the only change I made was to add the word Repent after the last line. Below is a clear Gospel presentation. If you're not yet saved I encourage you to do so as soon as possible! The Bible way to Heaven 1.)Admit you are a sinner "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3.23) “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10) For no one is good enough to make it to Heaven on his or her merit. No matter how much good we do we still come short 2.)Realize the penalty for sin “For the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6.23) Just as there are wages for good, there is punishment for wrong. The penalty for our sin is eternal death in a place called Hell. 3.)Believe that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose again for you. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8) "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." (Romans 10.9) 4.)Trust Christ alone as your saviour "But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6.23) "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13) "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever belietheth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3.16) Eternal life is a gift purchased by the blood of Jesus and offered freely to those who call upon Him by faith. Anyone who believes on the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved forever. Being saved is a one time event. Jesus died, was buried and resurrected. “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” (1st Corinthians 15:1-4) Here is a prayer, please understand it's not mere words that save, but your faith in Jesus Christ. Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I deserve to go to Hell. But I believe that You died on The Cross for my sins. Please save me and take me to Heaven when I die. Amen
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Received 01:50
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No more anxiety No pain for you and me No need to run and hide or stay inside or be denied No need to hide away No need to fear the day For when tomorrow comes The time will be to stay as one Rose white under the garden light Solitude is a sensation x 2 Whatever pain you feel Is temporary for time will heal No need to be afraid or watch your dreams just fade When you have faith and love Be guided from high above And when you understand Your place in God's great plan You learn to let it be Surrender all and just be free Rose white under the garden light Solitude is a sensation x 2 We can't know everything but there's a gift Salvation brings
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Lighthouse 03:08
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about

Hello friends,
I am pleased to announce the release of my third album.

Songwriting has been something I've perservered with over the past decade or so. Starting with Follow the Sun back in 2007, and then throughout various independently released singles and EP's before finishing my second full album, Several thousand dreams in 2014.

Since then, I've been fairly consistant at releasing songs online and playing at small venues in Perth, Albany and Melbourne.

It's been alot of effort and hard work but definetly made worthwhile when people say they enjoy the songs! A special thankyou if you were one of those people!

I hope you like Framework, and if you would like me to post you a signed copy with a handwritten message of thanks :) Please just pay an extra $5 at the checkout (where it gives you the option to pay more) and email or message your address (phillipragan@yahoo.com)
I should have printed copies ready soon!

Thanks for all the support and have a safe and very Merry Christmas!

Best Regards
Phil

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released December 14, 2016

All songs written by Phillip Ragan except tracks:
2.) Be someone my friend written by Phillip Ragan and Tom Donald
5.) And in the end written by Phillip Ragan and Chris McConnell
6.)Dreaming Awake written by Phillip Ragan and Ricky Van Dongen

Please click on individual tracks for more info.

Thanks to Jesus Christ who is my Lord and Saviour,
Rachel Rechner, Mum, Peter and Joseph, Chris (I even wrote a song about you Bro!) Jen, Dad and Barbara, friends in Western Australia, new friends in Melbourne, London, New Zealand and everywhere else! Family in Yorkshire, England. Thanks to Carlos Ramsey, Tom Thorpe, Box Hill Tafe music department, Finn Baulch, Kevin Murphy, Peter Gordon and other musicians I've met and/or recorded with on the journey!

Kind Regards

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