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Silk Road – Inspirational Journeys Across Planet Earth

Julia Wade  •  Album

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Silk Road marks Julia’s arrival at the threshold of a new evolution in her music. Her departure from her past carries forth her commitment to inspire through song, not only on a sacred level, but also with an in-depth look at the issues of our world at large and the individual human condition.

It came to us that the Internet is today’s Silk Road.  It connects the people of the world and transports ideas among its people.  Yesteryear it might have taken months for a new idea to travel from Europe to China, but today even the common man knows this morning what happened nearly everywhere last night.

So join Julia on her travels down the Silk Road as she explores continents and cultures of interconnected thought through the power of Inspirational music. A spiritual journey – a feast of music and drama.

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When He Walks With Me
Music and Lyrics by Julie Gold

He walks in the ghetto
And the holy land
He walks through the garden
And across the sand
And he walks beside my ally
And my enemy
And I know that I walk taller
When He walks with me

When He walks
Beside me
When He walks with me

He walks with the beggar
Searching for some bread
He sleeps at the station
On a concrete bed
And I know He has his reasons
Whatever they may be
And I know that I walk taller
When He walks with me

And He hears the voices rising
From cities set aflame
He knows the people calling Him
By ev’ry sort of name

And He hears the baby crying
He hears the old man pray
And we all will walk together
On the judgment day

When He walks
Beside me
When He walks with me

He walks with the warden
And the captive man
Each one is a pris’ner
With an escape plan
Even though the bad things happen
And wherever I might be
Oh I know that I walk taller
When He walks with me

Yes I know that I walk taller
When He walks with me

When He walks
When He walks
When He walks with me

He walks in the ghetto
He walks with the beggar
And He hears the voices rising
When He walks with me

ON MY WAY TO YOU

MUSIC AND LYRICS
BY
Michel LeGrand & Alan & Marilyn Bergman

SO OFTEN AS I WAIT FOR SLEEP
I FIND MYSELF RECITING
THE WORDS I’VE SAID OR SHOULD HAVE SAID
LIKE SCENES THAT NEED REWRITING

THE SMILES I NEVER ANSWERED
DOORS PERHAPS I SHOULD HAVE OPENED
SONGS FORGOTTEN IN THE MORNING

I RELIVE THE ROLES I’VE PLAYED
THE TEARS I MAY HAVE SQUANDERED
THE MANY PIPERS I HAVE PAID
ALONG THE ROADS I’VE WANDERED

YET ALL THE TIME I KNEW IT
LOVE WAS SOMEWHERE OUT THERE WAITING
THOUGH I MAY REGRET A KISS OR TWO

IF I HAD CHANGED A SINGLE DAY
WHAT WENT AMISS OR WENT ASTRAY
I MAY HAVE NEVER FOUND MY WAY TO YOU

IT HAPPENS SO OFTEN AS I WAIT FOR SLEEP…

AND ALL THE TIME I KNEW IT
LOVE WAS SOMEWHERE OUT THERE WAITING
THOUGH I MAY REGRET A KISS OR TWO

IF I HAD CHANGED A SINGLE DAY
WHAT WENT AMISS OR WENT ASTRAY
I WOULD NOT CHANGE A THING THAT HAPPENED
ON MY WAY TO YOU

Silk Road
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Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Traveling down the Silk Road
Traveling down the Silk Road
Weaving the silver threads of knowledge
We spin our lives
Traveling down the Silk Road

Traveling down the Silk Road
Traveling down the Silk Road
Spanning a world in evolution
We journey on
Traveling down the Silk Road

We’re traveling down the Silk Road
To a different drum
To a different sound
To a better world
To a higher ground

We have a chance now
There’s a Silk Road connecting hearts and minds
Showing all mankind
Just what could be
And what should be
On the Silk Road

It’s a revolution of the common man
Saying “just let us live our lives in peace”
No sleepless nights,
No crying child
No fear, you hear?
No bloodshed
No thousands dead on CNN
Just peace instead
On the Silk Road

In ancient times this road transported
Silk and satin
Herbs and spices
Cinnamon ginger
Clove and musk
Ivory jade glass and gold
The intercourse of mankind young and old

The Golden Peaches of Samarkand
Ostrich eggs and opium
Buddhism!

Traveling down the Silk Road
Traveling down the Silk Road
Bridging the gap between the families
Of all mankind
Traveling down the Silk Road

Today
This same road
Spans the earth
Weaving its silver thread
Today
In the same way
Thoughts are born
As their ideas spread

More and more the road goes inward
Weaving through paths of consciousness
Spanning the concepts of many a mind
Traveling the innermost journey>>>

Yes more and more the road goes inward
To a world beyond space and time

[Short Interlude]

Today we still travel this road
It’s a different time
But the same old tale
Trying to bridge two worlds
But on a larger scale

It happened in America
With Martin Luther King
It happened in India
With Mahatma Gandhi
It happened in Egypt
With the people
The common man
The common man
The common man

Traveling down the Silk Road
Traveling down the Silk Road
Chasing the Age of Information
And on we go
Traveling down the Silk Road

Traveling down the Silk Road
Traveling down the Silk Road
Bridging the thoughts and grand ideas
Of all mankind
Traveling down the Silk Road

Traveling down the Silk Road
Traveling down the Silk Road
Weaving the silver threads of knowledge
We spin our lives
Traveling down the Silk Road

Traveling down the Silk Road

Traveling down the Silk Road

Thinking Made It So
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

I thought I could do it
I did it
And thinking made it so

I thought it would heal
And the pain went away
My thinking made it so

I knew I’d survive
In the midst of the battle
Through evil’s illusion
And the endless rattle
Of dissenting doubts
And the fear of the foe

I held to the thought
Of life everlasting
I never let go
No I never let go

I claimed my right
I set my sail
And through the night
I stood the rail
I’m here today to tell the tale
My thinking made it so
Yes thinking made it so

I thought I could do it
I did it
And thinking made it so

I thought myself free
And the shock disappeared
The grief just let me go

I knew I’d survive
In a time of such trial
Through tears and through ashes
While all the while
I went on with life
And went on with the show

We each go our way
Though separate and distant
We never let go
No we never let go

We live our lives
Though transitory
We share the past
The flops, the glory
You’re with me now in each sweet story
My thinking made it so
Yes thinking made it so

I’ve been thinking a lot about thinking
I’ve had thoughts a lot about thoughts
I’ve decided I’m simply excited
To live this life guided by
Each little positive thought!

Yes I’m so delighted that
Thinking makes it so!

But For You
Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

Had I not lost
All that I had
I might have passed you by
But there are things beyond understanding
Life-changing moments undefined

Had we not met
Had we not laughed
Had we not spoken words
Had we not both stood there in silence
I might have left love far behind

But as my world turned in your eyes
I became part of you
Just for the moment
You opened your life and let me in
Then as the world turned once again
And thousands of miles rushed in
Standing alone I knew
I would not chance to love again
But for you

Once my heart was broken
Shattered far beyond repair
Now I would not take a chance on life
And love again
But for you
I knew you felt
All that I felt
Standing there next to me
Swept away though just for a moment
It was a time born out of time

And though I’d left love far behind
And hopelessly walked away
Just for a moment
You opened your life and let me in
And though the world went rushing on
With all of the pain I knew
And knowing that love was through
I could not chance to love again
But for you
But for you
But for you
But for you

MY BODY
MUSIC AND LYRICS
BY
PETER LINK

I AM NOT MY BODY
MY BODY IS NOT ME
I MEAN TO LIVE BEYOND IT
IN SOME CAPACITY
I BELIEVE I’VE LIVED BEFORE IT
THOUGH MEMORY FAILS
I CANNOT IGNORE IT
EVERYTHING ELSE
PALES IN COMPARISON

THIS WONDROUS INVENTION
OF FLESH AND BONE TECHNOLOGY
ONLY BELONGS TO ME
TEMPORARILY

I KNOW NOT WHERE IT CAME FROM
I KNOW NOT HOW IT WORKS
I TOOK NO PART IN ITS CONCEPTION
ITS GENIUS OR ITS QUIRKS
IT CARRIES ON IN SLEEP
REQUIRING LITTLE OF ME
IT IS MINE TO KEEP
AND COST ME NOTHING

YES IT IS THE HOUSE OF MY CONSCIOUSNESS
FOR PERHAPS A HUNDRED YEARS
IT MANUFACTURES BABIES
AND LAUGHTER AND TEARS

IT’S A MIRACLE OF INVENTION
IN ITS BREATH
IN ITS SIGHT
IN ITS TUBES
IN ITS MUSCLE
IN ITS APPETITE

IN ITS PLEASURE
IN ITS PAIN
IN ITS TASTE
AND ITS TOUCH
IN ITS FOOT
IN ITS HAND
IN ITS AMAZING ABILITY
TO DISCERN TCHAIKOVSKI
FROM SARGEANT PEPPER’S LONELY
HEARTS CLUB BAND

I AM NOT MY BODY
MY BODY IS NOT ME
BUT ME AND MY BODY
WE BASICALLY AGREE
TO LIVE, FOR A TIME,
ON THIS SPEC IN SPACE
THIS EMBRACE OF MIND AND MATTER
THIS INTERFACE
THROUGH THIS VAST UNIVERSE OF ILLUSION
AND CONJECTURE WE GO
FOR REASONS
THAT I’LL PROBABLY NEVER KNOW

Well we might as well make the best of it.
SO LET’S DANCE!
YEAH LET US DANCE
WE GOT TO DANCE NOW
WORK YO’ BODY
WORK YO’ BODY
WORK YO’ BODY
LET US DANCE

I AM NOT MY BODY
NO MY BODY IS NOT ME
BUT I’M AMAZED
BY BOTH ITS FUNCTION
OH AND YES
ITS MYSTERY
BUT I GO ABOUT MY BUSINESS
MOSTLY UNAWARE
I SIT IN THOUGHT
I CLIMB THE STAIR

SO LITTLE DO I THINK AHEAD
AND TELL IT WHAT TO DO
IT SEEMS TO WORK JUST FINE
FROM ITS MATTER-MIND
EVERY BLINK
EVERY STEP
EVERY BREATH
EVERY HEARTBEAT
EVERY QUICK REACTION
EVERY WILD ATTRACTION

I AM NOT MY BODY
NO MY BODY IS NOT ME
IT BEARS NO REAL RESEMBLANCE
TO MY TRUE BEING

But hey, let’s make the best of it!

AND LET’S DANCE!!!

YEAH LET US DANCE
WE GOT TO DANCE NOW
WORK YO’ BODY
WORK YO’ BODY
WORK YO’ BODY
LET US DANCE

THERE WAS YOU

MUSIC AND LYRICS
BY
PETER LINK

HEARTBREAK CAME SO EASY TO ONE SO YOUNG
LOVE HAD TURNED QUITE CONTRARY
TO A YOUNG GIRL’S DREAMS
SO I GATHERED UP WHAT WAS LEFT
AND MOVED WARILY ON
A CHANGE OF SCENE
A CHANGE OF DREAM

A NEW START TO A NEW LIFE WAS ALL I ASKED
LOVE WOULD BE QUITE SUSPENDED
IN THIS YOUNG GIRL’S LIFE
BUT THE WORLD DOES NOT ALWAYS WORK
IN ALL THE WAYS THAT WE WANT
TOO SOON WE MET
TOO SOON TOO SOON

I SHOOK YOUR HAND
I CAUGHT YOUR SMILE
THE VOICE INSIDE ME SCREAMED “NO, NO!”
WHILE MY HEART DANCED IN MIDAIR
I BARRED THE DOOR
REFUSED TO LOOK
I KNEW I DIDN’T DARE
I SEARCHED THE FLOOR FOR ANSWERS
AND I FOUND YOU STANDING THERE
SO THERE WAS YOU
THERE YOU WERE
THERE ON THAT SUNDAY AFTERNOON

BUT LOVE WAS STILL TOO DANGEROUS
TOO HAZARDOUS
TOO PERILOUS
AND I FAR TOO VULNERABLE TO LET GO
WHEN I CHANCED TO LOOK AGAIN
YOU WERE GONE
YOU WERE GONE
SO I MOVED WARILY ON

AS TIME WENT BY I WONDERED
“HEY! WHERE’D HE GO?”
LOVE’S NO LONGER QUITE SO DAUNTING
TO A YOUNG GIRL’S HEART
I HAD MISSED MY CHANCE BOTCHED IT UP
AND NOW IT WAS TOO LATE
MY TIMING BAD
TOO LATE TOO LATE

AND THEN CAME FATE
OR GOD’S DESIGN
WE CAME TO MEET BY CHANCE AGAIN
AND I CAUGHT YOU UNAWARE
YOU PASSED ME BY
I CALLED YOUR NAME
FROM SOMEWHERE IN MIDAIR
YOU SEE I’D SEARCHED MY HEART FOR ANSWERS
AND I FOUND YOU STANDING THERE
YES THERE WAS YOU
THERE YOU WERE
THERE — NOT TOO LATE
NOT TOO SOON
THERE ON THAT SUNDAY AFTERNOON

What Peace Looks Like

Music by Peter Link
Lyrics by Peter Link & Julia Wade

“I want to know what peace looks like”
The girl of Uganda said,
“I want to know what peace looks like”
She’s spent her life in fractured war
But now she’s stepping through a door
That takes her far from harm

“I want to know what peace looks like”
The boy of the Sudan said,
“I wanna feel what it feels like
I want to have enough to eat
I want to feel my mother’s heat
As she wraps me in her arms”

“I want to know what peace looks like
I want to know what peace looks like
My wish, my hope, my dream
A night without the nightmares
I want to know the inner calm
The thread of self-esteem
I want to know what peace looks like
And I want to feel it too
Yes I do”

Oh Lord, the lessons of the children of war
The roar of their misfortune;
The hopelessness that lies before
And still they live to love again

Oh Lord, the lessons of the children of war
The roar of their misfortune;
The hopelessness that lies before
And still they live to love again

Because that’s what children do
Yeah that’s what children do

And if they can do it
We can do it too
Yes if they can do it
We can do it too

“I wanna to know what peace looks like”
The child of the ghetto said,
“I wanna go where peace is known
I’ve had enough of hopelessness
A cracked out mom and fatherless
And the gangs that haunt the streets”

And oh Lord, the lessons of the children of war
The roar of their misfortune;
The hopelessness that lies before
And still they live to love again
Oh Lord, the lessons of the children of war
The roar of their misfortune;
The hopelessness that lies before
And still they live to love again

Because that’s what children do
Yeah that’s what children do

And if they can do it
We can do it too
Yes if they can do it
We can do it too!

The Road

Music and Lyrics by Peter Link

If you don’t hurry up
I don’t know
If my heart can take it
If you don’t get here soon
Then the moon’s
Gonna laugh and go back down

Heaven knows how much I love you
It’s kickin’ a hole in the side of the sky
An’ the moon’s pourin’ through its light
Like a river
Showin’ you
Showin’ you the way

If you don’t push ahead
You should know
I may just go crazy
If you don’t hurry up
I don’t know
If the stars will still be here

Heaven knows how much I love you
The snow on the mountain was made just for you
An’ the whiteness and wonder
That pours through my window
Is showin’ you
Showin’ you the way

But looking out of my lonely window
All I see is an empty road
Just the road

And the highway rolls like an endless river
As the white lines on the road slip by
An’ the windshield wipers tell their story
As the hours on the road rush by

An’ there’s only one long road to travel
An’ it ends right here inside my heart
Lonely is the road ‘cross Kansas

And if you don’t hurry up
I don’t know
If my heart can take it