This I Believe

by Patrick Mureithi

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This I Believe is an collection of songs I have written over the years. I never thought it would materialize but God is indeed creative. I hope you enjoy it, and that it makes a difference in your life. I really appreciate your support!

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released October 16, 2015

All songs written and performed by Patrick Mureithi

1) Daily Bread.
Djembe: Tony Ladue. Recorded and mastered by Adam Schoeller

2) Walking Song
Djembe: Tony Ladue, Saxophone: Ryan Dunn, Bass: Mick Kline
Recorded and mastered by Jonathan James

3) Ana
Nylon string guitar: Tony Fronce. Recorded by Gary Young

4) Love Alone Will Save
Recorded and mastered by Jimmy Rea

5) For the Taking
Recorded on my laptop :-)

6) To Be Loved
Flugelhorn: Ryan Boone
Recorded and mastered by Jonathan James

7) Tenderness
Recorded and mastered by Greg Roller

8) No One Loves You
Djembe: Tony Ladue. Recorded and mastered by Adam Schoeller

9) School Bus (Live recording at Lindbergs Bar, Springfield, MO)
Recorded and mastered by Justin Ryan Walker

10) This I believe
Recorded and mastered by Adam Schoeller

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Patrick Mureithi Springfield, Missouri

Patrick Mureithi is a Kenyan singer-songwriter who lives in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
His album, This I Believe, is a collection of songs that are influenced by Folk, Delta Blues and Reggae.

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Track Name: Daily Bread
You got to roll like dough
to get your daily bread
and in the heat you rise
so brother keep your head

Got to roll like dough
to get your ... daily bread
and in the heat you rise
Brother ... keep your ...

Time it feel like I
'bout to lose my mind
can't believe my eyes
In a world gone blind
Time it feel like I
'bout to ... lose my ...
can't believe my eyes
In a world going, going, gone

(solo)

Everything is vanity
still we hustle for sanity
for smiles under sun, rain, snows or blows
Invest in profanity to build security
alas as the world and it's wisdom goes
Man, can't you see that your gain is loss?
And your monetary can't defray the cost, no
In my search for peace of mind, I
have to always myself remind that
In a world gone blind
I have to look to myself to find it

So rol onl like dough
and get your daily bread
and in the heat you rise
so sister keep your head

Got to roll like dough
to get your ... daily bread
and in the heat you grow
Sister ... keep your ...

(end)
Track Name: The Walking Song
Took another walk to search myself
lately I've been finding someone else
More without a doubt I do believe
that a good walk is a sweet relief

Took another walk to
took another walk to serach myself
Lately I've been finding
somebody else

Took another walk to
walk is such a wonderful thing
Make my heart sing
Thank you Lawdy

Said there is a whisper in my soul
echoing in silence that I should know
What is of a sustenance to me
such a good friend such a sweet relief

Said there is a whisper
in my soul
echoing in silence that I should know
What is of a suste ... nance to me
such a good friend such a sweet relief

Took a little rest that I may climb
everyday the mountains that I find
Yes without a doubt I do believe
Yes a good walk is a sweet relief

Yes a good walk is a sweet relief
yes a good walk is a sweet relief yeah
Yes a good walk is a sweet relief
yes a good walk is a sweet relief

relief

relief

(end)
Track Name: Ana
Play in the sand
without a care
lay in the sand
I'll clean out your hair

Ana my joy
wash over me
gather your joy
wash over me

Silence, it seems
weighs like a ton
might as well scream
loud as I can

Ana my child
falling like leaves
unwrap your smile
share it with me

(solo)

And when the sun
falls from the sky
I promise the sun
tomorrow will rise

Ana my light
I shine unto thee
gather your light
shine unto me

(end)
Track Name: Love Alone Will Save
My head is old
and tilted to the grave
when I'm gone
who will my memory save?
When I was young my hand was forced against me
to a man I did not love
though to the law we were married
I he did not have
Still nothing can keep the heart from wishing
even in my bondage did I fly
then a man who walked in strength and power
spoke in song and rhyme
"Will you follow me where I may go, child
yes, I will follow you where you will go
life is short and tailored for the living
lead and I will go

----

Words soft and warm
he no longer shared
my heart grew cold
and stumbled t'ward the grave
What kind of man so drunk on power
crack the whip on everything he rule?
force a rose to cover up her flower
turn a queen to a mule
One of these days my darling
soon and it won't be long
you're gonna wake up a'callin'
and I'll be gone
Then death came so slow and uninvited
left him to lord no more
and left me with longing unrequited
wealthy yet poor

-----

One of these days my darling
soon and it won't be long
you'll wake up reaching for your sadness
and find it gone
Song after song
a young man to me gave
my heart grew warm
and flowered from the grave
don't you know that love is like an ocean
of satin blue, so vast and free
he was the bee to my blossom
I the pear to his tree
Then one day a storm came a'crashing
river near swallowed us whole
he was consumed by a madness
his heart I could not hold
This madness it had a hungry power
for my life it took an aim
I had no choice but to defend it
the judge gave me no blame
Dear God I loved him with a passion
loved him till death did us part
now I in my sorrow and confusion
over must start

Yes my head is old
and tilted to the grave
when I'm gone
love alone will save
love alone will save
love alone will ...

(end)
Track Name: For the Taking
Won't you wake me when you rise?
as the day is breaking
Won't you warm me with your smile?
love to us is saying

This day was made for you
lest we be mistaken
There's treasure through and through
ours for the taking

Said this day is open wide
quietly unfolding
Grace and beauty by your side
ever softly saying

This day was made for you
lest you be mistaken
There's treasure through and through
yours for the taking

(solo)

Spirit guide me when I rise
to be still and listen
in your whisper to abide
ever softly saying

This day was made for you
lest I be mistaken
There's treasure through and through
mine for the taking

yours for the taking

ours for the taking

(end)
Track Name: To Be Loved
Believe you me
when those his age were children
he was known
for acting like a man
and his passion
toward the girls was legend
casanova, they called him then

After all, all he wanted was to be loved
by someone, who his love did receive
After all, all he wanted was to be loved
by someone, who in him, did believe

The only promise
to us from life is changes
most of which, in the end we can't control
Still we wrestle
through nights of fear and anguish
curse of ages, return my soul

'coz after all, all we want is to be loved
by someone, who our love does receive
After all, all we want is to be loved
by someone, who in us, does believe

Love will starve the hungry coward
a feast that's only for the brave
love will dish the harshest beating
to only those it came to save

Love will starve the hungry coward
a feast that's only for the brave
love will dish the harshest beating
to only those it came to save

(end)
Track Name: Tenderness
Forgive me for I am a child
stolen from his mother's breast
Never knew a mother's love
never knew no Tenderness
For years long and sorrow wide
I staggered through this world alone
This you must consider please
before you cast your perfect stone

Forgive me, still I am a boy
though manly in my every way
amongst the brambles I did grow
far from eyes that looked away

Tables how they seem to turn
what you see as victory
tomorrow brings you agony
then leads you to a river blessed
lashing out in my despair
so many things I do regret
but tears have made the bitter sweet
now I know of Tenderness

(end)
Track Name: No One Loves You
Angels walk beside you
because of my closed hands
Love remains a mystery
to those who understand
Keep in touch with family
call me now and then

No one loves you like your mama (x4)

Sometimes I fall down
then I get back up
Said I fall on my face
I pick myself back up
Then I brush my clothes
then I brush my soul
Then I say out loud
Mama raised me proud

No one loves you like your mama (x4)

She said you can do it
put your heart into it
It takes some heart to do it
find your own
Through all the lessons
from curse and blessing
and foe and brethren
you should know

No one loves you ...
like your mama
No one loves you like your mama

(end)
Track Name: School Bus (live)
Gonna buy me a school bus
gonna travel the world
maybe even go to Texas
with my favorite girl
sometimes I call her wifey
how I love her so
I guess we gotta take the children
c'mon kids let's go
Bowie, Nandi and Josiah
and Jezreel
I think we're forgetting someone
that's right! Isabel
gonna go to Oklahomi
then to Tennessee
my little sisters and my homies
gonna like what they see

(oh yeah)

Scum scum, skibbitybapdebum, skibbitybapbapparararum, etc

Don't you love a lil' pancake
in the middle of the night
add a little hot chocolate
then everything's alright
can't buy you no mansion
I only got this bus
can barely make it past Branson
still we've got us

(ah yeah)

Scum scum, skibbitybapdebum, etc

So in our school bus
we explore our world
Ain't got no lexus
but I got you girl
It's summer come winter
it shines when it rains
love's an adventure, and
adventure's untamed
so buy me a school bus
gonna travel the world
maybe even go to Texas
with my favorite girl
sometimes I call her wifey
how I love her so

But I got a confession
I also love J Lo

(end)
Track Name: This I Believe
Father my father
sadly I hear
gone are your sons and your daughters
Poor and abandoned
they drowned in their tears
strangers to comfort and laughter

What I believe
is sunken and dead
It's hard to believe
when nothing is left

Brother, forgive me
my peace I have lost
before you stands a shadow
What I have yesterday
gained is awash
and who knows if there is tomorrow?

What I believe
is sunken and dead
It's hard to believe
when nothing is left

Sister, my sister
I beg you, stay close
gone is my heart in these waters
Come is a sadness that burdens me so
soon will be comfort and laughter

We wade through the sour
to get to the sweet
So better must come, come, come
This I Believe

(end)