Open Road

by Scott Lape

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Scott Lape is a singer-songwriter from Chico, California who plays guitar and ukulele. His main focus is songwriting, and he has written at least 150 songs in a variety of styles. He would love to hear some of his songs done by other artists.

Scott was very lucky to find the multi-talented Dave Elke to record and produce this EP. Dave plays most of the guitar tracks, accompanied by master jazz musicians Greg D'Augelli on bass and flute, Robert Delgardo on drums and percussion, and Joshua Hegg on electric keyboard. Scott sings the lead vocals, and Carrie Williams lends her lovely voice on harmony vocals.

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released September 2, 2014

Scott Lape - lead vocals, guitar, ukulele
Dave Elke - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, slide guitar
Greg D’Augelli - bass, flute
Robert Delgardo - drums, percussion
Joshua Hegg - electric keyboard
Carrie Williams - harmony vocals

Produced by Dave Elke
Recorded by Dave Elke at Heirloom Studios in Chico, California

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Scott Lape lives in Chico, California with his wife and daughter.

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Track Name: Long Thin Line
I am not a painter, I am not a poet
I’m just dragging a line across a page
This pen I’m using given to me at my birth
I’ll use it the best I can and I’ll leave it when I go

And I’m drawing this long thin line
On and on and on and on and on
Yeah I keep on drawing this long thin line

All through the day, all through the night
Never let it leave the page
The ink keeps flowing all by itself
In rainbow colors or black as night

And I’m drawing this long thin line
On and on and on and on and on
I keep on drawing this long thin line
On and on and on through time
Yeah I keep on drawing this long thin line, this long thin line

When my line breaks at last I’ll put the pen down to rest
Stand back and take a look at the picture that I made
And when I feel the need I’ll take a new pen in hand
Open a brand-new page and start to draw again

And I’m drawing this long thin line
On and on and on and on and on
I keep on drawing this long thin line
On and on and on through time
I’m drawing this long thin line
On and on and on and on and on
Yeah I keep on drawing this long thin line, this long thin line
Track Name: The Greater the Love
The greater the love
The greater the fear
The brighter the light
The darker the shadow

The greater the joy
The deeper the pain
The higher the mountain
The greater the fall

How can I hold it all in my heart
How could I live if you and I were torn apart
Where would I find the strength
How could I travel that length
How can I hold it all here in my heart

The deeper the ocean
The stronger the tide
The wider the sky
The further we fly

The darker the night
The brighter the dawn
The longer the agony
The greater the joy

Maybe I don't have to hold it all in my heart
Because you and I will never be torn apart
Please grant me the grace
Let me get out of this race
Teach me to let it all flow through my heart

The longer I hold you
The better I feel
The further we let it go
The more we will heal

The farther I follow you
The brighter the light
The longer the day
The sweeter the night

The farther I follow you
The brighter the light
The longer the day
The sweeter the night
Track Name: Open Road
They were just a couple of kids without a clue
They were just a couple of kids like me and you
They weren’t making trouble, just looking for some fun
A couple of lonely kids out there on the run

They were just a couple of kids out on the highway
Sayin’ hey there good-lookin’ are you going my way?
Let’s hit the road together, who knows what we will find
If you want to hold my hand, well I won’t mind

And the open road stretches out before them
The rolling hills call out their names
And the wind keeps blowing so steady at their backs
‘Cause coming and going it’s all the same
And the open road leads them on and on
Just a couple of kids beneath the sky
There they go off into the sunset
Coming and going never asking why

They were just a couple of kids without a clue
A couple of cool cats like me and you
Out there on the highway, giving it a try
Looking for some love, never asking why

Well I guess by now they’re on their way
A couple of cool kids from another day
They took off for adventure, who knows what went down
But I’ll bet it was good loving that they finally found

And the open road stretches out before them
The rolling hills call out their names
And the wind keeps blowing so steady at their backs
‘Cause coming and going it’s all the same
And the open road leads them on and on
Just a couple of kids beneath the sky
There they go off into the sunset
Coming and going never asking why

And the open road stretches out before them
The rolling hills call out their names
And the wind keeps blowing so steady at their backs
‘Cause coming and going it’s all the same
And the open road leads them on and on
Just a couple of kids beneath the sky
There they go off into the sunset
Coming and going never asking why

There they go off into the sunset
Finding all the answers why
Track Name: Me and Mother Nature
Me and Mother Nature down by the creek
Me and Mother Nature getting high
Me and Mother Nature we don’t need to speak
Just sitting as the creek goes flowing by

Yeah me and Mother Nature really get along
I lie back she takes me away
When I start to sing I know she will sing along
When we dance we dance away the day

I surely do love Ms. Mother Nature
I love the way she moves so fine
I love the way her hair is blowing in my face
No doubt in my mind she is divine

Today's a great day for mother nature and me
We've got plants and rocks and water and birds
Fish making splashes, sunshine making trees
The sweetest song that you ever heard

Here by the creek time’s moving slow
Here with Mother Nature and I
Nothing to do or say, nowhere to go
Me and Mother Nature getting high

I surely do love Ms. Mother Nature
I love the way she moves so fine
I love the way her hair is blowing in my face
No doubt in my mind she is divine

I surely do love Ms. Mother Nature
I love the way she moves so fine
I love the way her hair is blowing in my face
No doubt in my mind she is divine
No doubt in my mind she is divine
No doubt in my mind she is divine
Track Name: Sing Me to Sleep
Make me a nest in the hollow of a tree
Line it with feathers and fleece
Lay me down easy, cover me with flowers
Sing me to sleep

Hold me close in the hollow of your hand
Whisper me the secrets of peace
Give me the gift of surrender
Sing me to sleep

Sing me, sing me to sleep
Sing me, sing me to sleep

Touch me gently when it starts to hurt
Lean down close to my ear
Tell me the tales that I remember
Sing me to sleep

Hold my hand when I need you most
Walk me through the valley of fear
Sing me the song of forever
Sing me to sleep

Sing me, sing me to sleep
Sing me, sing me to sleep
Sing me, sing me to sleep
Sing me, sing me to sleep
Track Name: Yes Yes Yes
I was looking for answers
I was lost in a maze
The terrain was unfamiliar
I wandered for days

I came to a cabin
Where the river bends
Knocked on the door
I needed a friend

She said yes yes yes
She opened the door
She said yes yes yes
I was hoping for more
She said yes yes yes
I said can you feel me I'm forsaken
She said yes yes yes
I said can you heal me my heart is breaking

I was praying for mercy
I was waiting for a sign
The fever was building
I was out of my mind

I came to a cabin
In the gathering dark
Knocked on the door
I needed a spark

She said yes yes yes
She opened the door
She said yes yes yes
I was hoping for more
She said yes yes yes
I said can you feel me I'm forsaken
She said yes yes yes
I said can you heal me my heart is breaking
Breaking for you
She said yes yes yes
She said yes yes yes

I was lost in the distance
I was taking a dive
Too deep in the trouble
I was barely alive

I came to a cabin
At the end of the trail
I was still searching
For my holy grail

She said yes yes yes
She opened the door
She said yes yes yes
I was hoping for more
She said yes yes yes
I said can you feel me I'm forsaken
She said yes yes yes
I said can you heal me my heart is breaking
Breaking for you
She said yes yes yes
She said yes yes yes
She said yes yes yes
She said yes yes yes