The Greatest Gift

by Joe Sweet

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released January 31, 2008

Written and Performed by Joe Sweet. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Gecko Studios, Clinton NY.

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Track Name: I Belong To You
I Belong To You

There’s this one cool ghost, that I feel the most
There’s this one cool breeze through my hair

If I added all the colors,
My pallets screaming for some tenderness
My brush is getting dry, it must be the hair

In case you’re wondering, I always had a choice
In case you’re listening, I couldn’t hear

The calls from the wild,
The screaming of my child
Speaking tongues among the young, the youth grows near

So I ask you a favor, so as long as I belong
Can you help me through my day
And I ask you to be honest; I promise I’ll be strong
Can you help me on my way

I, I, I, belong to you (Repeat)

There’s this one cool girl, that I love the most
And her voice keeps ringing in my ears

Her smile it makes me laugh,
A picture perfect of the past
The mood grows close, I feel that ghost
My heart grows near

Now you got me started, and now I have to write
Put that pen to the paper,
Until they come out right




The time is getting near, the moments finally come here
I cross my legs, a big deep breath
My hands feel right.

So I ask you a favor, so as long as I belong
Can you help me through my day
And I ask you to be honest, I promise I’ll be strong
Can you help me on my way

I, I, I, belong to you (Repeat)

This time I’m spending here, I had a chance to think
And the time I’m spending there, I catch my breath

Spread the sheets, I pull the cover
Getting closer to my lover
The mood grows close, I feel that ghost
My heart grows near

Now its got me thinking, Its got me up all night
Put your words to the trigger, everything will be alright

Grab that pin, we’re almost in
The love is coming from within
Open the book and have a look,
The truth grows near

So I ask you a favor, so as long as I belong
Can you help me through my day
And I ask you to be honest, I promise I’ll be strong
Can you help me on my way

I, I, I, belong to you (Repeat)






Now, there’s one more thing, that I’d like to share
And there’s one more verse, to say I care

Have a toast, to the ghost,
The feelings happening to most
Having fun in the sun, the earth grows near

Now it’s got me thinking, and now I have to right
I put my pen to the paper, and hope they come out right

Hear my words they sound sincere,
The pictures looking very clear
It’s what I thought, that’s what I’m taught
To find you near…

So I ask you a favor, so as long as I belong
Can you help me through my day
And I ask you to be honest, I promise I’ll be strong
Can you help me on my way

I, I, I, belong to you (Repeat)
Track Name: How Many Miles
How Many Miles


How many miles, do we go through
How many faces do we see
How many changes do we walk through, together
To eat, from your tree

If there’s a little sunshine
It brings a brighter day
It’s got me laughing with my good friends
It’s got me smiling all the way

You bring me songbirds in the morning
You bring me sunshine in the day

You bring me laughter so I can get through,
Together…to eat from your tree

There’s no hiding place, I call home
There’s no other pace, then my own
If I ran, ran away with time
Then you’d see what’s on my mind

How many miles, do we go through
How many faces do we see
How many changes do we walk through,
Together, to eat from your tree

We try to say it through religion
We try to change it through belief
We learn the feeling through emotion
We learn to find the inner peace




So now I’m asking for forgiveness
And now I’m giving you my grace
How many miles, do we walk through,
Together, just to eat, from your tree

There’s no hiding place, I call home
There’s no other pace, then my own
If I ran, ran away with time
Then you’d see, what’s on my mind

(Reggae Chug)
There’s no other place, for me
There’s no other love for free
If we reach up high, we’ll see

How its come
Where its gone
How’s it feel, in my head

How many miles, do we go through
How many faces do we see
How many changes do we walk through,
Together, to eat from your tree
Track Name: Hear It Is
Hear it is

There’s too much going on
That this beat, is so strong
And every life we live
It brings us closer, where we belong
And everyone we feel
Is surrounded, by our love
And everywhere we’ve been
It brings us closer, and closer to it all
The answer lies within
To be challenged, thru our own sin
But be brave cuz in time…..

It will have shown you
Will have told you
And maybe scold you
Oh please don’t leave my mind
I’m working for you
To bring it on thru
And maybe most of us, can see the light
That we’re drawn to
And if I traveled, on the sound waves
To the future that I’m in
I’d ride along my savior’s side
To make sure that, I am in

There’s too much going on
That this feelings so strong
Our love is what we feed
To make it carry on, and carry on
And everyone around
Is surrounded, by our love
Embraced by its sound
That was given, from up above
A gift from god that breathes
And it started, from the seed
I’m told my life is long

It will have shown me
Will have told me
And maybe scold me
Oh please don’t leave my mind
I’m working for you
To bring it on thru
And maybe most of us, can see the light
That we’re drawn to
And if I traveled, on the sound waves
To the future that I’m in
I’d ride along, my saviors side
To make, sure that I am in.

Repeat First Verse and Chorus
Track Name: Rainy Day
Rainy Day

What are you doing for a rainy day
Do you have the keys to your old mans fancy car
What do you do about another way
Do you laugh and smile and it makes you feel right at home

I have never seen a woman that can bring me back

How are you feeling when the love is real
Do you see the brightest light up, in the sky
And what are you thinking when the work is hard
Do you see a better living or find a better way
Do you have a clearer voice, and make a better day

I have never seen a woman that can bring me back

Now that I told you can you hear my voice
Did I say it enough to remind you of how it is here
Now that I told you that my love is real
Cause we see a better living and found a better way
Now we hear a clearer voice so we found a better day

I have never seen a woman that can bring me back
Track Name: In The Sun
In the Sun

Everybody knows, how the story goes
Evolution of the mind, body, and soul
Teachers thinking free, you’ll get the best of me
I walk through the doorways of the greatest with ease

Now that I’m sitting here, maybe now we can share
This one true moment all our thoughts go in the air
Now that we manifest, this newly found treasure chest
Share it with the people; let the Lord do all the rest

And when I hear, you call my name
The message is clear, my heart feels the same
When I’m with you, there’s nothing we can’t do… In time

Everybody knows, where all the people go
We’re heading for the doorway of the mind, body, and soul
Now that you’ve seen it here, the message is very clear
It’s perfect in the moment and I’m thankful that you’re here

Hearing your inner voice, I say that we have a choice
To bring it to existence with the laws and our persistence
I say we have it all. I say we have it all
Together we can make the world a better place for all the boys and girls

And when I hear, you call my name
The message is clear, my heart feels the same
When I’m with you, there’s nothing we can’t do… In time

In the sun, everybody knows, ever body grows, in the light
In the sun, everybody knows, ever body grows, in the light



Everybody knows, how the rhythm flows
We start it with vibration in the moment of creation happens.
Tracing the family tree, you’ll get the best of me
Find it in the center, of your heart that’s where I’ll be

Hearing your inner voice, I say that we have a choice
To bring it to existence with the laws and our persistence

I say we have a choice, I say we use our voice
Together we can make the world a better place for all the boys and girls

And when I hear, you call my name
The message is clear, my heart feels the same
When I’m with you, there’s nothing we can’t do… In time

In the sun
Track Name: Gold On The Hill
There’s gold up on the hill

Well it quite a life, I must confess
And it’s quite a dream, I feel blessed
The story’s getting old, and it’s finally been told
Where there’s, gold up on the hill

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
I’m singing to you, the one I trust
The message sent from home, that he’s finally come home
Where there’s, gold up on the hill

There’s a way, I’m coming home to stay
My heaven awaits me with her smile
Because there’s, gold up on the hill

Well this crown of gold, it never rusts
And this field of dreams I can trust
This cup will overflow, when our hearts have all been full
Because there’s gold up on the hill

There’s a way, I’m coming home to stay
My heaven awaits me with her smile
Because there’s, gold up on the hill

Well now some days are hard, I need rest
And the only thing to do, is do my best
I’m reaching down below; I got a feeling in my soul
That there’s gold up on the hill

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
I’m singing to you, the one I trust
This cup will overflow, because it’s finally full
And there’s gold up on the hill

There’s a way, I’m coming home to stay
My heaven awaits me with her smile
Because there’s, gold up on the hill



Well it quite a life, I must confess
And it’s quite a dream, I feel blessed
The message sent from home, that he’s finally come home
Where there’s, gold up on the hill


Written and Performed by Joe Sweet

September 20th, 2007
Track Name: I Am The Light
I Am The Light

I am the light, on your shoulders
And it costs me, my good prayers
I am the light, I am the night
And it drove; it drove me to this place

I always thought I’d see it
Oh I know, I know my destiny
Oh I know, I know it’s good to be
In the world to see, all my friends

I always thought I’d be it
Oh I know, I know my destiny
Oh I know, I know I’ve grown to be
So the world breaks, free from the past

I am the light, on your shoulders
And it costs me, my good prayers
I am the light, I am the night
Carry me away, carry me away

I know, a thing or two about life
Heaven, is just another way that we rise, rise, rise
Now that we’re moving on, and the tide is changing

I know, a thing or two about life
I feel, it coming through my light
Heaven, is just another way that we rise, rise, rise
Now that we’re moving on, and the tide is changing

I never thought I’d say it
Oh I know, I know my best can be
Oh I know, I know about the chance
And the world at a glance, to break free



And I always thought I’d play it
Oh I know, I know my best can be
Oh I know, I know about the place
With the truth comes grace, inside me

I am the light, on your shoulders
And it costs me, my good prayers
I am the light, I am the night
Carry me away, carry me away

I am the light, on your shoulders
And it costs me, my good prayers
I am the light, I am the night
Carry me away, carry me away
Track Name: Walking On The Path
Walking on the Path

I tell you that the rain, is falling
Where you coming from
I tell you that the voice, is calling
Calling you back home
I’ll show you that the teachers, teaching
The messenger has spoke
I know about the preacher, preaching
That’s when I awoke

Give Back Love to Receive
Give Back Love to Believe

We’re walking on the path, to enlightenment
Seeking our beliefs
Understanding what it is, to be here
And what we came to see
I’m blessed with a giving heart not hard to find
A Loving earth that’s yours and mine
Eternal light so I can see
The person that I choose to be

When I Rise, when I fall
You will catch me
When I sing, when I breathe
You will bless me

I’m coming through today
We’re going through today
We’ll make it through today
I’m talking about your faith, in healing
Demonstrate it well
Referring to our place, and reason
The stories that we tell
A revolution of our mind, and spirit
Look at where we’ve come
A revelation of our time, we hear it
Look at what’s begun

Give Back Love to Receive
Give Back Love to Believe

We’re walking on the path, to enlightenment
We’re seeking our beliefs
We’re flying on our wings, to heaven
Finding our relief
We’re blessed with a giving heart not hard to find
A Loving earth that’s yours and mine
Eternal light so we can see
The person that we choose to be

When I Rise, when I fall
You will catch me
When I sing, when I breathe
You will bless me

I’m coming through today
We’re going through today
We’ll make it through today