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The Truth Inside

by Milton Suggs

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Daddy's Song 05:20
I remember the song my daddy used to sing It was a soulful tune He sang it when he woke in the morning first thing And in the afternoon He sang it in the evening time Before he went to bed And now that I've become a man It stays within my head I remember the song my daddy used to sing In both good times and bad When the world failed to supply all of his needs It was the only thing he had He sang it when the sun would shine He sang it through the rain His voice would give us peace of mind And ease all of our pain That song he would sing. It was a song of a man Who did the best that he could / Who knew just from where he came He gave his love / He held his head up high The way a real man should / Without any shame and whenever folks would try to bring him down He’d keep on singing twice as loud Although daddy's gone, that song lingers on and his voice sounds just like mine and when I wake up every day and go on my way I know he's with me every time. Maybe there will come a day When my son will hear this tune And when he asks me why I sing I'll say it's what daddy used to do And he’ll be singing it too.
I will carve out a place Somewhere this side of space Where the two of us can let our love unfurl Where we can feel something real/And with this love that we feel All of time will sit still In our own little corner of the world The water will be clean The grass forever green And we’ll be darkened as the sky’s kissed by the sun Sweet love will be made While the trees provide the shade In our own little corner of the world In our own little corner of the world A place of only peace where no one else can reach no mater how they try they’ll seek but never find There’s no limit to the view Waiting there for me and you The more we’re bound to see the higher that we climb Does it really exist Or is it just a simple wish From a man who’s always been a dreamer at his heart But it’s the way I really feel And so I vow to make it real And you will feel it too right from the very start In our own little corner of the world A place of only peace Where there’s tension, we’ll release The energy we need to ease both of our minds Before each night is through I will give my all to you Making sure you’re never left unsatisfied When you’re ready to go You just have to let me know I will take you to the place I have in store Paradise is ours to cease We will never have to leave Everything we need is there and so much more Our own little corner of the world
When I look I see a sadness deep within your eyes Reflections of the love you had before I arrived There are those at times in this life who will try to steal your shine But a light as bright as yours no amount of dark can hide. You say it might, take some time for you to trust again But you’ll be surprised when you decide to let me in Baby, tell me… What did he do to you to make you run away from love? What did he say to make you stray so far away from love? How can I prove to you it’s true, it’s not a game my love? What can I say today to make you stay and take my love? When I hold you close you feel my heart beat next to yours So when I’m hurt you should know my heart bleeds just like yours Understand you’re not alone, I’ve been there before So when the past comes calling please be sure you can endure I believe that I can be the one to set you free If only you’d choose to believe in me So tell me… What did he do to you to make you run away from love? What did he say to make you stray so far away from love? How can I prove to you it’s true, it’s not a game my love? What can I say today to make you stay and take my love?
What’s it mean To be free In a world where love is held in such captivity How can we Truly see A new way to live when we ignore reality I want to know Where we can go Where we can feel Something that’s real A place and time Of peace of mind And if we truly seek maybe we’ll find A new home For the heart So that we can bring together what was miles apart A new way A new start A new light to shine and help us emerge from the dark I want to know Where can we go I want to see What we will be As time goes by And if we’ll find That all that holds us back is only in our minds And when love’s allowed to live again then and only then will we know what it means to be free.
Living in the past will bring you nothing but regret The longer that you stay away the sooner you’ll forget About the blessings of the present and the life that we have built You can’t hold on to love if you are holding on to guilt I feel you growing distant, more with every passing day. I’ve tried to make it better but I don’t know what to say You say you need some space and time, I guess I understand I f I cannot change your mind, I’ll still do the best I can But don’t stay away too long… Please find a way to make your way back home We all have our issues that we’re trying to figure out Until you search your heart and soul there will always be that doubt Of what you might have been or had or did if you had tried Until you reconcile your past you won’t be satisfied You have a man who loves you, but I guess it’s not enough Will you be fit to handle it when the road we’re on gets rough? So take some time to think it over, really think it through And when you’ve found your answers I’ll be waiting here for you But don’t stay away too long… Please find a way to make your way back home The love I thought we shared is now a game of hide and seek I try to touch your heart but it is always out of reach I wish that I could make you see you have all that you need But what good are my words if you choose not to believe I feel you slipping far away to where I do not know If you need to leave for a while I’ll sadly let you go Before you walk on out that door make sure you take your key But that those locks will be the same I cannot guarantee So don’t stay away too long… When you come back then I just might be gone
Close Your Eyes Follow Me Close Your Eyes So you may see All That Lies In the Deep Of the night Drift to sleep Far away we’ll go To a place unknown Just enjoy the show Til tomorrow Relax your mind And you’ll find that time will take control Grab a hold of the reigns Your chariot awaits to carry you away Far away we’ll be In a place that’s free From responsibility Drift to sleep
A Prayer 08:44
A prayer for understanding A prayer for inner peace A prayer for peace of mind So that fear and doubt will cease A prayer for sense of purpose For courage to act A prayer for moving forward While also looking back A prayer for strength and power A prayer for wisdom too So when it comes time to use them I will know just what to do For you who knows the answers To show me the way Every day, these things I prayer Finally I know, I see the cause is infinitely bigger than me The call I’m hearing and trying to heed is more important than I could ever be The vision and mission of which I’m apart is far greater than I’ll ever hope to see And as I travel hopefully this very road will lead me to the understanding of the me I’m supposed to be Every note I write, every word I say, every melody and harmony I play Is dedicated to the truth inside That it may resound out loud and bring to life a light that’s shining bright that’s right inside us all Inciting a desire in those great and small to stand tall, forsake their fear open their ears to hear and answer the call No time to waste in states of complacency, ‘cause when we look at the news every day we see the faces of our people erased by the state police Its way too late to be singing so plaintively how we shall overcome someday if we wait and see if Jesus is gonna free us and save us and take us away from this misery That’s never been the answer to our situation What have we learned since our so called emancipation? You can’t be given rights, you just have to take ‘em Make ‘em believe the truth of what you say For everything we receive there’s a price to pay And if we walk united we’re gonna find our way to a brighter day As the war is waged may we be sure to say.


This, the fourth album from Milton Suggs, is a collection of music written and arranged from 2012-2015. Feel good tempos and a soulful, honest expression in the Black American Music tradition.


released September 23, 2016

Milton Suggs - vocals | synths (track 4)
Willerm Delisfort - piano | rhodes
Jonathan Edward Thomas - organ
Eric Wheeler - bass
Jeremy Bean Clemons - drums
Brevan Hampden - percussion
Marquis Hill - trumpet (track 2, 6, 7, 10)
Etienne Charles - trumpet (track 6)
JS Williams - trumpet (track 11)
Christopher McBride - alto saxophone
Wycliffe Gordon - trombone (track 2)
Corey Wallace - trombone (tracks 2, 7, 10, 11)

Mixed by Jeremy Bean Clemons
Mastered by Katsuhiko Naito
Recorded at Tedesco Studios (Paramus, NJ)


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