Someday - A Benefit for Hospice and Homecare

by Don Stewart

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100% of the profits from your purchase of this album will go to the Duke Homecare and Hospice System.

A special thanks to all the artists who donated their time, hearts, and creativity to this special project, including:

Harvey Dalton Arnold (from the Outlaws)
Dex Romweber
Chuck Champion
Andrea and Pete Connolly (Birds and Arrows)
Heather McEntire (from Mt. Moriah)
Skylar Gudasz
Rachel Hirsch (from I was Totally Destroying it)
Don Stewart

At its heart, this collection of songs is a tribute to the power of love, inspired by the notion that a shared life is never forgotten.

When singer-songwriter Don Stewart lost his wife, Kit, to cancer in 2010, he embarked on what soon became an almost fever-pitched journey, writing night and day, recording songs and poems about his 38 year marriage—the ups, the downs, and everything in between.

Now, with the help of an amazing assembly of some of North Carolina's most beloved recording artists, along with family, friends, and the talented engineers at producer Chris Wimberley's Nightsound Studios, five of these songs have been collected to raise money for an amazing cause: the Duke University Hospice System where Kit died.

All profits from this album go to the Duke Homecare and Hospice, which provides sensitive, respectful, palliative care in a setting that best meets the needs of families in need—whether at home, in an assisted living facility, hospital, or nursing home. If you’d like to know more about how your purchase will help, please call Duke Homecare and Hospice at 919-479-0317

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released September 29, 2015

Produced and Arranged by Chris Wimberley
Engineered by Meghan Puryear and Chris Wimberley
Additional Engineers: Sam Reynolds and Geneva Walata
Assistant Engineers: Fiona Matthews
Recorded at Nightsound Studios - Carrboro, NC
Mixed by Chris Wimberley
Mastered by Dave Kampel at Magnetic West Audio

Special Thanks to: Dee Blake and Starr Browning of HomeCare and Hospice, Lyn Siegel, John Clement, Jim Dennis and the Music Loft of Carrboro.

All songs/lyrics written by Don Stewart

Dedicated to Kit Hanks Stewart (1951-2010)

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Don Stewart Chapel Hill, North Carolina

I started playing the guitar when I was about 8 years old, making up my own chords and melodies and figuring out how to play songs from the radio. I write mostly rock, but also folk, country, jazz, and a little outer space too. I’ve been influenced by hundreds of artists: The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Sting, David Gilmore, Nirvana, and all the British blues guitar players ... more

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Track Name: Too Late To Say Yes
Too Late to Say Yes

You always wanted me to take you to the dance
Over to the UK or on a trip to France
I never liked takin any kind a chance
Now it’s too late to say yes
You always wanted me to take you on a cruise
Eat a lot of food and drink a lot of booze
But I was concerned about the money we would lose
Now it’s too late to say yes
For all of those years
I was blind to your dreams
And now it’s too late to say yes
You wanted me to take you to the African land
Where you could be Jane and I could be Tarzan
I was just a monkey wrench in all of your plans
Now it’s too late to say yes
You always wanted us to go snorklin somewhere
To look at all the fish and breath the salt air
I was worried there would be too many people there
And now it’s too late to say yes
It wouldn’t hurt nothin to go
But all I could tell you was no
For all of those years
I was blind to your dreams
And now it’s too late to say yes
Today you looked at me for the very last time
A look that made me feel I’d committed a crime
The same damn look you gave every time
When I refused to say yes
No it wouldn’t hurt nothin to go
But all I could tell you was no
For all of those years
I was blind to your dreams
And now it’s too late to say yes
Now it’s too late to say yes
Track Name: At Sundown
At Sundown

I look to the west and I see you
I look to the east and you’re gone
I look at our house to be near you
It’s gonna be dark before long
I miss you
To kiss you
I want to
Be with you
I look at the mountains to hear you
The more that I stare I get lost
Reflections I see in your green eyes
Disappear at such a cost
I miss you
To kiss you
I want to
Be with you
The sound of the wind is so haunting
The way that it blows through the trees
The ashes blow over the meadow
Letting me know you’re at peace
The lake is so quiet at sundown
Remember the boat we would row
You’re starting to fade in the darkness
I have such a long way to go
I miss you
To kiss you
I want to
Be with you
I miss you
Be with you
I miss you
Be with you
I miss you
Be with you
I miss you
Be with you
I miss you
Track Name: Talking To Myself
Talking To Myself

I’m walkin’ along the track
The cold wind is at my back
I’m thinkin’ about you
I’m thinkin’ about me too
I could cry and I could shout
Every time I think about
How you died before me
The thought of it floors me
Please tell me now
Give me a sign
Is this the way it’s gonna be
Why can’t you talk
It’s not that hard
How can I know if you hear me
I still can’t believe it’s true
How much that I still miss you
You know this is everyday
That I have to live this way
How can I get through it?
I don’t want to do it
Yet there is no way I’ll quit
I’d never hear the end of it
You know I can just hear you
And what you are sayin
Stop all of this whinin
And all of this pinin
You know what you need to know
Gonna have to let me go
You gotta to start givin
You gotta to start livin
Please tell me now
Give me a sign
Is this the way it’s gonna be
Why can’t you talk
It’s not that hard
How can I know if you hear me
Just who am I talkin to
I thought it was me and you
I’m still walkin on this track
The cold wind is at my back
It’s me I’ve been talkin to
I still try to call to you
And that’s just a cold hard fact
You’re never comin back
I’m lookin up at the sky
I’ve given up on wonderin why
Not much left to understand
I gotta live now without my man
Is he causin the wind to blow
Another thing I’m never gonna know
I wouldn’t put it past him
I wish I could ask him
Please tell me now
Give me a sign
Is this the way it’s gonna be
Why can’t you talk
It’s not that hard
How can I know if you hear me
Is this the way it’s gonna be
Why can’t you talk
How can I know if you hear me
Is this the way it’s gonna be
Track Name: Someday
Someday

Go before me
Lead me to the place
You’ll be with me
Standing face to face
Never leave my side again no matter what they say
You and I will be together finding our own way
Someday
Far away
Someday
Far away
I see mountains
Valleys far below
Secret places
Only that we know
We will fly alone together listenin to the wind
Knowing love that has no boundaries it will never end
Someday
Far away
Someday
Far away
Someday
Far away
Someday
Far away
Someday
Far away
Someday
Far away
Where are you (background)
Track Name: To My Kids
To My Kids

There is somethin
That I want to say
To my kids
It’s hard for me
To be strong enough
To find the words to say
But I feel I owe so much to them
For bein who they are
And I don’t think I’ve done good enough
In tellin them so far
So there’s somethin
That I want to say
To my kids
It’s about your Mom
Who passed away
Some years ago today
All the sorrow
That we feel for her
Will probly never go
And I’ve tried to do
The best I can
Knowing what I know
But I
Want you to see
That you are everything
To me
And though
Your Mom is gone
Her memory in our hearts
Will live on
There is something
That I want to say
To my kids
Today
I will do my best
To be strong for you
To help you find your way
But I need some help
Just like you do
To make it through each day
And I pray that God
Will take care of you
And we’ll see your Mom someday
But I
Want you to see
That you are everything
To me
And though
Your Mom is gone
Her memory in our hearts
Will live on