Great Oaks From Acorns

by Emily&Jordan

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The album speaks a message of hope; believing and trusting that better things are on the horizon.

Behind the Album:

The concept behind the album stemmed from the proverb “Great Oaks from little acorns grow” which explains how “something of small or modest proportions may grow into something very large or impressive”. We liked both the message and the imagery this phrase inspired and wanted to centre an album around it. And so it began...

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released May 11, 2013

People Involved:

Producer Credit goes to (the amazing) Cat Lewis

Recording Engineer – Phil Spencer
Assistant Engineer – Steve Onotera and Jonathan Kaspy

Musicians featured on this album:
Vocals – Emily Smit
Pianist – Adam Sakiyama
Acoustic and Electric Guitar – Jordan Elgie and Matt Marcoccia
Drums – Jordan Elgie
Upright Bass – David Haskett
Fiddle – Julie Fitzgerald

Group Vocal on “Waiting for the Sun”: (in no particular order)
Sarah Maclachlan, Melissa Murphy, Tegan Young, Bethany Campbell, Mara Nesrallah, Chantal Sorhaindo, Jordan Elgie, David Haskett, Adam Sakiyama, Wesley Allen, Graham Ko, Graeme Wilson, Cat Lewis, Rob McLaren

String Section on “Lead Me Home” – provided by “Wellington Music Co”

[Artwork] © [2013] [ToddNeilson]

[Photographs] © [2013] [VeronicaWaterfall]

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Track Name: Oaks from Acorns
Wishing I
Could touch the sky
Oh how high
Could I go?

Wait and see
Patiently
They said to me
You'll grow

But how long
How long
How long must I wait?

Pod to tree
Flower from seed
Oh each one needs
It's time

Soon you'll see
What makes that tree
Could also be inside
In you these things you'll find

Oh how high
How high will I grow?

For acorns small
Make great oaks tall
And like them all you’ll show,
That some day you will grow
Track Name: Lead Me Home
Side to side
up and down
its hard to fight
the siren sounds
that are calling….

But one still voice
soft and true
dwells within
out of view
it is calling,
come to me
I will always lead you home

Clouds may break with thunderous rain
and my limbs may ache to feel ground again

But that one still voice
Soft and true
Remains with me and see’s me through
It is calling
Come to me
I will always lead you home

Clouds may break with thunderous rain
and my limbs may ache to feel land again
But all of my burdens are tamed at the sound of your voice
You will always lead me home
Track Name: Waiting for the Sun
Go to sleep, rest your mind
Then you’ll find it’s really not that bad
It’s just the day you’ve had

Stormy nights can get you down
But hang around, there’s better things to come
With the rising sun

The sun will shine it’s rays and you’ll see brighter days
No more fears to face in the days to come

The Son will shine his rays, share His warm embrace
Love will find its place in hearts of everyone

The Son will shine his rays and we’ll meet face to face
Filled with saving grace all the days to come

The Son will shine his rays and we’ll meet face to face
We will sing his praise ‘til his kingdom comes!
Track Name: Waking Dreams
Woke up in the forest next to you
Amidst the brush and morning dew
I heard your voice call soft and low
Amidst the brush and morning glow
Morning glow

No I don’t wanna see the sun go down
No I don’t want my feet to touch the cold cold ground
So let me sleep and leave me be
I’ll live my life with my eyes closed within my waking dreams
Waking dreams

Lost within the tall trees there I stood
Oh I could die here in this wood
But this path before me I must take
If I should die before I wake
Before I wake

No I don’t wanna see the sun go down
No I don’t wanna make my bed in cold cold ground
So let me sleep and leave me be
I’ll live my life with my eyes closed within my waking dreams
Waking dreams