Through The Dark You Can See The Light

by Todd Fields

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    This album contains a bonus track. "All My Life I've Been Told To Believe was originally recorded on the guitar. I decided to record a piano version. It is included as the 13th track on this album.

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The album is written in all of the major keys. starting on G and following the circle of fifths around like so: G, D, A, E, B and so on. This album takes a look at religion and god. Answers the question of whether or not to accept god into your life.

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released February 5, 2010

All songs written and Recorded by Todd Fields

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Track Name: The Path I Intend To Walk
The Path I Intend to Walk by Todd Fields

|G |D |C | :|

G D C
The Road I believe in the road I intend to
G D C
walk let the life I intend to lead choose the path ahead of
G D C
me there will always be right and there will always be
G D C
wrong I pray that god will help lead me down the path I intend to
|G |D |C | |
walk

Am D7 Em G
Hidden in life are miracles laid right before your eyes
Am D7 Em G
it takes a moment of clarity to start looking for the bird that flies
Am D7 Em G
oh how oh how how does that bird fly?
Am D7 Em G
Oh how does that bird fly?

C D G C
Do you know what it means to be home again to be home again
C D G C
sometimes you gotta say things twice to let it sink in to let it sink in
C D G C
Do you know what it means to be home again to be home again
C D G C
sometimes you gotta say things twice to let it sink in to let it sink in
C D G C
The Road I believe in the road I intend to walk
C D G C
let the life I intend to lead choose the path ahead of me
C D G C
there will always be right and there will always be wrong
C D G C
I pray that god will help lead me down the path I intend to walk
G C
down the path I intend to walk
G C G
down the path I intend to walk
Track Name: Put Me Back On Solid Ground
Put Me Back On Solid Ground by Todd Fields

D G D A
So I found a way that you can fit right into my life
D G D A
there’s so much evil and pain cast out by your name

Bm A D
I wanna share my life with you because you pick me up when I’m
G Bm A D
feeling down when I’m face first in the dirt you pick me up and turn
G |D G |D A |
me around put me back on solid ground Yes you do yeah

D G D
From this moment forward I promise you there’ll be no one but myself
A D G D
to blame I know in my heart lord its up to me to choose do I choose hate
A
or do I choose

Bm A D
You I wanna share my life with you because you pick me up when I’m
G Bm A D
feeling down when I’m face first in the dirt you pick me up and turn
G |D G |D A |
me around put me back on solid ground Yes you do yeah

Riff1
But when the devil comes calling
Riff1
you know you gotta leave all temptation at the door
Riff1
the evil will lead you to falling
Riff1
so easy and sleazy let so hard to ignore

Bm A D
I wanna share my life with you because you pick me up when I’m
G Bm A D
feeling down when I’m face first in the dirt you pick me up and turn
G |D G |D A |
me around put me back on solid ground Yes you do yeah

Riff1
But when the devil comes calling
Riff1
you know you gotta leave all temptation at the door
Riff1
the evil will lead you to falling
Riff1
so easy and sleazy let so hard to ignore :| Repeat Bridge
Track Name: A Woman's Worth
A Woman’s Worth by Todd Fields

|A :|

A A
You might have heard me say before it’s the sins of the flesh I
A
can’t ignore she’s fine look at that dime she’s done passed up a nine
A
and never think about what her life is for … no
A A
In a woman’s womb a baby grows how this really happens no one
A A
really knows it’s a miracle that we call life all because a woman

let that baby grow

D D2 D4 G
It’s a mother’s milk that gives life Life to a child
D D2 D4 G
eventually they’ll build the strength to create a smile
D D2 D4 G
love will grow you’ll grow old only to return her love
D D2 D4 G
eventually you’ll find a love a love of your own
D D2 D4 G
and the cycle of life repeats itself
D D2 D4 G
and the cycle of life repeats itself

A A
The love of a mother can never be matched you can never severe the
A
bond that was attached and everyday you’ll know what that love is for
A
to protect her baby meaning life or death

D D2 D4 G
It’s a mother’s milk that gives life Life to a child
D D2 D4 G
eventually they’ll build the strength to create a smile
D D2 D4 G
love will grow you’ll grow old only to return her love
D D2 D4 G
eventually you’ll find a love a love of your own
D D2 D4 G
and the cycle of life repeats itself
D D2 D4 G
and the cycle of life repeats itself x 2
Track Name: I Will Be Saved
I Will Be Saved by Todd Fields

E B E B C#m E B E B E B
I’ve Gone astray for so long I feel like I’ve lost my way but then I
C#m E B A B E C#m A B E C#m
hear you call my name in the glory of god I cry for reasons I can’t say
A B E B E B C#m E B E B E B C#m E B
why Just please take mercy on my soul

E B E B C#m E B E B E B C#m
Now I know the love you have for me can break you down tear you heart
E B A B E C#m A B
right from your chest force you to do your best with unconditional

A B C#m A
love Whoa oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh Oh I could rob from the poor I could
B C#m
take a little more I could give up on this life and let it fall to the
A B
floor I could rape I could murder I could sin cause I’m a sinner I could
C#m
give up on a child and pretend I’m not the father but the day that I am
A B C#m
saved the day that I have changed the day I open up the door to you to
A B
let you back inside my life I’m forgiven for my sins reconciled from
C#m A B E B C#m E B E B E B C#m E B
within I will be saved I will be saved by you

E B E B C#m E B E B E
I want to say because of your love I feel like I’ve gone and changed I
B C#m E B A B E C#m A
feel I’ve become a better man just by following your simple plan the
B
plan you have for

A B C#m A
me Whoa oh oh whoa oh oh oh oh Oh I could rob from the poor I could
B C#m
take a little more I could give up on this life and let it fall to the
A B
floor I could rape I could murder I could sin cause I’m a sinner I could
C#m
give up on a child and pretend I’m not the father but the day that I am
A B C#m
saved the day that I have changed the day I open up the door to you to
A B
let you back inside my life I’m forgiven for my sins reconciled from
C#m A B E B C#m E B E B E B C#m E B
within I will be saved I will be saved by you

A B E C#m A B E C#m A B E
Track Name: You Got Me Feeling Like I'm High
You Got Me Feeling Like I’m High by Todd Fields

B E/G# F# E B E/G# F#
You got me feeling like I’m high you got me feeling like I can touch
E B E/G# F# E B E/G#
the sky and no sir no I’m not on drugs I’ve got this feeling
F# E
cause I’m high on love

B E/G# F# E B E/G#
I can feel my heart bursting through my chest I can feel god in me
F# E B E/G# F# E B
and I’m impressed I can feel it well up inside of me so deep such
E/G# F# E
an overwhelming feeling that I begin to weep

A F# B
I’ve been living here where god created the world we’re allowed to walk
E A F# B E
On he trusts us to do the right thing and be good to mother earth
A F# B E A
we have the right to choice the right to be right or wrong and I just
F# B E
wanna do the right thing and be the right man and choose the right road
B E/G# F# E B E/G# F# E
to walk on to walk on

B E/G# F# E B E/G# F#
You got me crying tears of joy I ask forgiveness and my sins are
E B E/G# F# E B E/G#
destroyed I will walk in your path of protection I’ll follow you
F# E
just face me in the right direction

A F# B
I’ve been living here where god created the world we’re allowed to walk
E A F# B E
On he trusts us to do the right thing and be good to mother earth
A F# B E A
we have the right to choice the right to be right or wrong and I just
F# B E
wanna do the right thing and be the right man and choose the right road

to walk on
B E/G# F# E B
I just wanna choose the right road to walk on I just wanna
E/G# F# E o|
choose the right road yeah to walk on o| repeat and improvise lyrics
Track Name: Beautiful World
Beautiful World by Todd Fields

|F# B |C# |B A#m |G#m F# |
Oooh oh oh ooooh ooh oh oh oooh Oh what a world what a beautiful world
F# B C# B A#m
Have you seen the beauty of this land the sun setting sending sparkles
G#m F# F# B C#
on waves crashing into wet sand so much beauty that the eyes don’t
B A#m G#m F#
understand palm trees swaying in the breeze casting shadows on to you

and me
B C# F# B B
I know enough to see that this love comes from up above its
C# F# B
amazing to see a place with such beauty was made for you and me

|F# B |C# |B A#m |G#m F# |
ooh oh oh oooh Oh what a world what a beautiful world

F# B C# B
You can see this beauty in all kinds of venues horses running through
A#m G#m F# F# B
wet grass as the dew sprays out shades of blue and I know I have a
C# B A#m G#m
biased point of view in the morning meadows of Kentucky fields of grass
F#
turn into blue
B C# F# B B
I know enough to see that this love comes from up above its
C# F# B
amazing to see a place with such beauty was made for you and me
D#m C# B F# D#m C#
God up above has shared this land and out of her love a
B C#
garden of Eden for woman and man
|F# B |C# |B A#m |G#m F# |
ooh oh oh oooh Oh what a world what a beautiful world

F# B C# B
You can find beauty at the top of the world snow falling on a
A#m G#m F# F# B
mountain with the moon glistening light at you. You can find beauty at
C# B A#m G#m
the bottom of the sea whales swimming through coral reef while fishes
F#
hide their families
D#m C# B F# D#m C#
God up above has shared this land and out of her love a
B C#
garden of Eden for woman and man
|F# B |C# |B A#m |G#m F# |
ooh oh oh oooh Oh what a world what a beautiful world
Track Name: When You Realize Someone Really Loves You
When You Realize Someone Really Loves You by Todd Fields

|Db |Ab |Db | :|Bbm7 |Ab7 |Gb7 |Ab7 |Db |Gb7 |Ab7 |Db | |

Db Ab7 Db Db Ab7
Don’t it make the sky seem bluer Doesn’t it make your life a little
Db Bbm7 Ab7 Gb7 Ab7
newer everyday is something special when you realize you have always got
Db Gb7 Ab7 Db
love When you realize someone really loves you

Db Ab7 Db Db Ab7
Don’t the wine you drink seem sweeter doesn’t everything in life seem
Db Bbm7 Ab7 Gb7 Ab7
deeper can’t you really feel optimistic when their love is realistic
Db Gb7 Ab7 Db
love when you realize someone really loves you

|Db |Ab |Db | :|Bbm7 |Ab7 |Gb7 |Ab7 |Db |Gb7 |Ab7 |Db | |

Db Ab7 Db Db Ab7
Aren’t you going in the right direction when you’re under loves
Db Bbm7 Ab7 Gb7
protection when you live with hate you’re on your own when you live with
Ab7 Db Gb7 Ab7 Db
love you’re never alone when you live with love you’re never alone
Gb7 Ab7 Db Gb7
don’t you feel it can’t you feel it you’re never alone when you realize
Ab7 Db
someone really loves you

|Db |Ab |Db | :|Bbm7 |Ab7 |Gb7 |Ab7 |Db |Gb7 |Ab7 |Db | |
Track Name: It Sure Is Hard To Be A Good Man
It Sure Is Hard To Be A Good Man by Todd Fields
|Ab :|

Ab Ab
It sure is hard to face up to the facts it sure is hard but
Ab
temptation will never relax I want to stay on stay on the right path
Ab Ab
but it sure is hard to be a be a good man

Ab Ab
It sure is hard to send the devil on his way it sure is hard cause
Ab
he’ll cater to all of your needs you can’t live your whole life without
Ab Ab
committing a sin but I’d sure like to try to be a be a good man
Ab Ab
You know I’d like to yeah I’d love to be a good man yeah

Ab Ab
You can take the easy way out and sin for sin sake you can rob cheat
Ab
lie and steal make every mistake but soon you’ll realize that your
Ab Ab
soul is rotting from within oh it sure is hard to be a be a good man

Ab Ab
You know I want to be a good man but sometimes temptation can send
Ab
you in the wrong direction you gotta to be on top of your toes and
Ab
mind your P’s and Q’s You can’t allow yourself to follow those who
Ab
aim to hurt you
Ab Ab
yeah its fun its fun to be so evil but eventually you’ll be the one
Ab
to hang out with the devil Yeah I know its hard to be a to be a a
Ab
good man
Ab Ab
You can always hurt your soul and loose all control give up
Ab
everything for what you want forget about what you need you can if you
Ab
need ask for forgiveness don’t have to beg don’t have to plead just
Ab
ask forgiveness
Ab Ab
You know I’d like to yeah I’d love to be a good man yeah
Track Name: All My Life I've Been Told To Believe
All My Life I’ve Been Told To Believe by Todd Fields

|Eb |Bb7 |Ab7 |Bb7 |

Eb Bb7 Ab7
You know if you’re alive then you’ve been blessed with live and you know
Bb7 Cm7
as well as me that your life’s an opportunity to share love with your
Bb7 Ab7 Bb7
friends and family experience the beauty involved with living in this
Eb Bb7 Ab7
World And you know as well as me that your time is far from free your
Bb7 Cm7 Bb7
life is limited to your hearts numbered beats eventually you’ll leave
Ab7 Bb7 Eb
the ones you love behind and you want to be loved in return

Eb Bb7
All my life I’ve been told to believe you’ll go to heaven if the life
Ab7 Bb7
you lead is full of patience and real love you reject Satan and you pray
Cm7 Bb7 Ab7 Bb7
to above and I want desperately to know have I lead my soul to heaven
|Eb |Bb7 |Ab7 Bb7 |
and will you be there when I go woah oh oh woah oh ooooh oh oh oh oh

Eb Bb7 Ab7
I know I’m not perfect I know I’ve committed my share of sins but was
Bb7 Cm
it all worth it or will I regret it in the end either way I want to
Bb7 Ab7 Bb7 Eb
thank god for the opportunity to spend this time on earth
Bb7 Ab7
And you know as well as me that your time is far from free your
Bb7 Cm7 Bb7
life is limited to your hearts numbered beats eventually you’ll leave
Ab7 Bb7 Eb
the ones you love behind and you want to be loved in return

Eb Bb7
All my life I’ve been told to believe you’ll go to heaven if the life
Ab7 Bb7
you lead is full of patience and real love you reject Satan and you pray
Cm7 Bb7 Ab7 Bb7
to above and I want desperately to know have I lead my soul to heaven
|Eb |Bb7 |Ab7 Bb7 |
and will you be there when I go woah oh oh woah oh ooooh oh oh oh oh
|Eb |Bb7 |Ab7 Bb7 |
To be with the ones I love woah oh oh woah oh ooooh oh oh oh oh
|Eb |Bb7 |Ab7 Bb7 |
To be with the ones I love woah oh oh woah oh ooooh oh oh oh oh
|Eb |Bb7 |Ab7 Bb7 |Eb
To be with the ones I love
Track Name: Smile
Smile By Todd Fields
|Bb |Eb |F | :|

Bb Eb F Bb Eb F
You can look at my face and see I reckon you’ll know when I’m happy
Bb Eb F Bb Eb F
cause god but a smile upon my face the very day that I came to this
Bb Eb F Bb Eb
Place You can put a smile upon my face tell me that you love me and
F Bb Eb F Bb
I’m in your good grace its hard to know how you feel until you curl
Eb F
your mouth up and keep your lips sealed
Bb Eb F Bb Eb F
A smile can brighten your day a smile can turn evil away

Eb F Gm F Eb F
I know its hard to be happy every day sometimes its war you have to
Gm F Eb F Gm
fight for what you’ve worked for sometimes this life can kick you in
F Eb F Gm F
the shins whether or not you lose or win you’ll always be happy
|Bb |Eb |F | :|
when you smile

Bb Eb F Bb Eb F
You never know you never know you can be anything as long as you say
Bb Eb F Bb
so you can write a book you can visit the stars an astronaut or
Eb F |Bb |Eb |F | |
novelists as long as you’re happy who you are
Bb Eb F Bb Eb F
A smile can brighten your day a smile can turn evil away

Eb F Gm F Eb F
I know its hard to be happy every day sometimes its war you have to
Gm F Eb F Gm
fight for what you’ve worked for sometimes this life can kick you in
F Eb F Gm F
the shins whether or not you lose or win you’ll always be happy
|Bb |Eb |F | :| x 6
when you smile

Eb F Gm F Eb F
I know its hard to be happy every day sometimes its war you have to
Gm F Eb F Gm
fight for what you’ve worked for sometimes this life can kick you in
F Eb F Gm F
the shins whether or not you lose or win you’ll always be happy
|Bb |Eb |F | |Bb Eb F
when you smile you’ll always be happy happy when you
Bb Eb F |Bb |Eb |F | |
smile happy when you smile
Track Name: Look My Way
Look My Way by Todd Fields
|F |C |F | |F |C |Bb | |
|F |Am |Bb |Dm |F |C |F | |

F C F F C Bb F
You’ve gotta look my way you’ve gotta look my way One day you’ll
Am Bb Dm F C F
find that life has passed you by then you’ll look my way

F C F F C Bb F
When all hope is lost when you can’t pay for what it cost I’ll hope
Am Bb Dm F C F
you’ll see that I can help it be free you’ve just gotta look my way

F C F F C Bb F Am
In the beginning we had a tough time making ends meet we grew older
Bb Dm F C F
our love became stronger and now we live for free

F C F F C Bb F
And now the sunset fades and the night begins to age and it makes me
Am Bb Dm F C F
happy that you are still with me in the end that’s all I need

F C F F C Bb F Am
When I go in my grave when I’ve spent my last days I hope you’ll be
Bb Dm F C F
the person still with me when I go in my grave

F C F F C Bb F
So now I say Hello I think its important that you know that you mean
Am Bb Dm F C F
to me what love means to this world and its important that you see

F C F F C F F Am
You’ve gotta look my way you’ve gotta look my way One day you’ll find
Bb Dm F C F F
that life has passed you by by then I hope you’ve looked my way
Track Name: When You're Home You're Home
When You’re Home, You’re Home by Todd Fields

C Em Am C7 F C
It’s been a long day hell it’s been a long year and I’m just praying
G C/G G C Em Am
to god that I can make it home again I’ve come a long way I’ve paid
C7 F C G C/G G
my dues to Satan and I want to get away from where I’ve been
C Em Am C7 F
I miss my favorite chair and I miss my family and I wish I could tell
C G C/G G C Em Am C7
them just how much I care I feel so lonely when you and I don’t
F C G C/G G F
speak and I hope I’ve made my peace with god cause when you’re home
G |C |Em |Am |C7 |F |C |G C/G|G |
you’re home

C Em Am C7 F
Cause you can’t feel safe when your all alone you live your life
C G C/G G C
praying twice that your family is safe at home and you want to make
Em Am C7 F
sure that when you get there they’re waiting at the door just to hug
C G C/G G
you and kiss you and tell you its nice to see you cause when you’re
F G |C |Em |Am |C7 |F |C |G C/G|G |
home yeah you’re home

C Em Am C7 F C
And I know my way like the back of my hand its over the river and
G C/G G C Em Am C7
through the woods and I want to stay as long as you’ll have me
F C G C/G G
cause I know you’re gonna be cooking up something good
F G Am F G Am
Cause when you’re home you’re home And its nice to know that you love me
F G Am F
unconditionally and I know you know that I love you too and I just want
G Am F G |C |Em
to tell you that I love you and I know that you know that I do oooh
|Am |C7 |F |C |G C/G|G | F G
ooh oooh oh oo oh oh oh yeah cause when you’re home yeah
|C |Em |Am |C7 |F |C |G C/G|G |C
you’re home yeah yeah yeah
Track Name: Bonus Track: All My Life I've Been Told To Believe (Piano Version)
All My Life I’ve Been Told To Believe by Todd Fields

|Eb |Bb7 |Ab7 |Bb7 |

Eb Bb7 Ab7
You know if you’re alive then you’ve been blessed with live and you know
Bb7 Cm7
as well as me that your life’s an opportunity to share love with your
Bb7 Ab7 Bb7
friends and family experience the beauty involved with living in this
Eb Bb7 Ab7
World And you know as well as me that your time is far from free your
Bb7 Cm7 Bb7
life is limited to your hearts numbered beats eventually you’ll leave
Ab7 Bb7 Eb
the ones you love behind and you want to be loved in return

Eb Bb7
All my life I’ve been told to believe you’ll go to heaven if the life
Ab7 Bb7
you lead is full of patience and real love you reject Satan and you pray
Cm7 Bb7 Ab7 Bb7
to above and I want desperately to know have I lead my soul to heaven
|Eb |Bb7 |Ab7 Bb7 |
and will you be there when I go woah oh oh woah oh ooooh oh oh oh oh

Eb Bb7 Ab7
I know I’m not perfect I know I’ve committed my share of sins but was
Bb7 Cm
it all worth it or will I regret it in the end either way I want to
Bb7 Ab7 Bb7 Eb
thank god for the opportunity to spend this time on earth
Bb7 Ab7
And you know as well as me that your time is far from free your
Bb7 Cm7 Bb7
life is limited to your hearts numbered beats eventually you’ll leave
Ab7 Bb7 Eb
the ones you love behind and you want to be loved in return

Eb Bb7
All my life I’ve been told to believe you’ll go to heaven if the life
Ab7 Bb7
you lead is full of patience and real love you reject Satan and you pray
Cm7 Bb7 Ab7 Bb7
to above and I want desperately to know have I lead my soul to heaven
|Eb |Bb7 |Ab7 Bb7 |
and will you be there when I go woah oh oh woah oh ooooh oh oh oh oh
|Eb |Bb7 |Ab7 Bb7 |
To be with the ones I love woah oh oh woah oh ooooh oh oh oh oh
|Eb |Bb7 |Ab7 Bb7 |
To be with the ones I love woah oh oh woah oh ooooh oh oh oh oh
|Eb |Bb7 |Ab7 Bb7 |Eb
To be with the ones I love