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The Wind

by Nori Kelley

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1.
Wind 01:53
WIND (Nori Kelley) Wind blows where it will And you hear the sound But don't know where it's going So it is with all So it is with all So it is with all... Who are born of the Spirit
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SWEET SENSATION (I LOVE YOU) (Nori Kelley) The world is knocking on my door But You're the one I'm living for I've tasted Your salvation It's such a sweet sensation Caught up in pure elation I love You You came to me with something real I want to tell You how I feel When for the truth I pleaded I cried - You called - I heeded You were just what I needed I love You I know the world won't believe it When I tell them that it's true But when they look at Jesus They will bow their knees to You With everything that I can do I want to point the way to You Just let my life convey it The music has to play it I really have to say it I love You
3.
Forestgreen 04:04
FORESTGREEN (Nori Kelley) Instrumental
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LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR (Nori Kelley) A world of heartache and loneliness Looking for ways to find happiness Striving to see what life is more or less made of How can we turn from all the lonely cries Leading a life so full of compromise Instead of seeing people through the eyes of love When no one really seems to care at all It seems so easy just to build a wall Sometimes it's hard to be the one you're called to be But take a look at all the ones out there So many hurting people everywhere They need to know you really care enough to see Loving your neighbor as you love yourself Sharing the kingdom's what it's all about Giving to others what the Lord has given you Loving your neighbor as you love yourself The more you give the more you'll find it out You'll be amazed at what the Lord can do through you The sharpest colors often turn to grey When pride of life is standing in the way The closest people often have to say "goodbye" But if you'll take the time to talk it out I'm sure you'll find a way to work it out And then instead of a falling out, you'll try... To love your neighbor as you love yourself Sharing the kingdom's what it's all about Giving to others what the Lord has given you Loving your neighbor as you love yourself The more you give the more you'll find it out You'll be amazed at what the Lord can do through you Loving your neighbor as you love yourself Sharing the kingdom's what it's all about Giving to others what the Lord has given you Loving your neighbor as you love yourself You'll get back more then you've given out You'll be amazed at what the Lord can do through you
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The Thief 05:25
THE THIEF (Nori Kelley) I passed by the field of a sluggard By the vineyard of a man without sense And lo, it was all overgrown with thorns The ground was covered with nettles And its stone wall was broken down Then I saw and considered it I looked and recieved instruction A little sleep, a little slumber A little folding of the hands to rest And poverty will overcome you like a robber And want like an armed man You see, the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy And to scatter the shepherd's sheep So beware, he is wearing a heavy disguise To decieve those who are asleep To decieve those who are asleep For we are all sons of light and sons of the day We are not of the night or of darkness So then let us not sleep as others do But let us keep awake and be sober For God has destined us for salvation Through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ We must resist the devil and he will flee from us His defeat came at the cross And remember, the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy And to scatter the shepherd's sheep So beware, he is wearing sheep's clothing To decieve those who are asleep To decieve those who are asleep Take heed that you don't fall asleep...
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BE STILL AND KNOW (Nori Kelley) Instrumental
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Sometimes 05:18
SOMETIMES (Nori Kelley) Sometimes you know just the right things to say Sometimes you can't find the words Sometimes your friends turn to you for the way Sometimes it seems you're unheard Sometimes you don't really know what to do Maybe the path is unclear Sometimes you're not really sure if you can get there from here Sometimes you feel you're on top of the world Sometimes you're crushed by its weight Sometimes the answers to problems unfurl Sometimes they just come too late Sometimes you find yourself needing a friend Good friends are so hard to find Sometimes the darkness just seems to creep up from behind And as you walk through the days of your time The feelings come and they go It's all part of God's eternal design You've got to learn to hold on to the Love that you know And when the burden's too heavy to bear Don't be afraid to let on God gives his grace when you give Him your cares When you are weak He is strong And as you walk through the days of your time Emotions come and they go It's all part of God's eternal design You've got to learn to hold on to the Love that you know And when you look back on the battles you've won And lessons life had to give You'll find when everything's all said and done You're only learning to live Sometimes you know just the right things to say Sometimes you can't find the words...
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(HARD TO SAY) GOODBYE (Nori Kelley) I don't know just where to start I don't know what to say A question rising in my heart "Why did you go away?" There were so many things we left undone Reserved for you and I And I want you to know that it's hard to let go And it's hard to say goodbye So many times I closed the door Life seems so unfair If I could see you just once more I'd let you know I care And if I had the chance I'd hold your hand And look into your eyes And I want you to know - I don't want to let go I don't want to say goodbye Well, now I've got this empty space That fills me through and through And you know nothing will replace The love I have for you So in the years to come I'll carry on Someday I may know why And I want you to know that it's hard to let go And it's hard to say goodbye And I want you to know it's so hard to let go... But I have to say goodbye
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WHENEVER I CALL ON YOU (Nori Kelley) Lord, through all the times I've had There's never been a time like now When I needed to know Your loving hand Was guiding my life somehow So many times I fail to hear Your spirit calling my name I end up lost in a world of fear With my foolishness to blame But whenever I call on You I hear You say You'll see me through And once again You make me new And place me back in life with You Life with You Lord, I don't know how to say How thankful I am for You 'Cause the life You lived and the blood You shed Has come to carry my life through The love I feel flows deeply now For deep were the pains You bore The life You gave came to me somehow I never felt like this before And whenever I call on You I'll always know Your love holds true I'll let my tears of joy flow, too Because You keep me in love with You Love with You
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SOMETHING TO PASS THE TIME (Nori Kelley) Instrumental
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NEVER ENDING STREAM (Nori Kelley) I wake up in the morning to the sound of Your voice You call to me and remind me You're still there You tell me to commit my thoughts and dreams to You And that You'll fulfill my longings through the day And my only desire is to live And to share all I can give Through the love that You've implanted in my heart You are love - You're my life You're my hope of paradise You're my never ending stream that will never part When You take my hand and walk me Through the times when I can't see When You guide me in the decisions I should make I realize You're care for me is much more than I deserve And You're grace has overcome all my mistakes... I am free - I am clean Ever since You came to me I've been filled with the fulness of You
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COME AND HAVE YOUR WAY (Nori Kelley) Holy Father Come in Your kingdom Holy Father Come and have Your way I yield to You today I lift my hands and say "You are the Lord" Holy Jesus Come in Your mercy Holy Jesus Come and have Your way I yield to You today I lift my hands and say "You are the Lord" Holy Spirit Come in Your power Holy Spirit Come and have Your way I yield to You today I lift my hands and say "You are the Lord"
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Rest 02:11
REST (Nori Kelley) The night is dark, the wind is still As I place my burden beside the way And it's here I'll lay me down to rest Until the light of day

about

After seven years since the release of my second album, "Breaking Point," I finally recorded my third album, The Wind. I had made an attempt to record an album in 1988 (entitled "San" which is Japanese for 3), but after plans fell through, and with the advent of home recording gear, I was able to begin this project in the fall of 1990.

Thanks to my good friend Brook Finlayson, who loaned me his recording equipment, I decided to try my hand at doing a project wherein I played all the instruments. Here's the way it was done...with Brook's Linn Drum, which was one of the first drum machines on the market, I began by mapping out and programming the drum parts. I recorded those in stereo on two tracks of his Tascam 244 4-track cassette recorder. Then I recorded an acoustic guitar along with the drums, followed by bass. With all four tracks now full, I mixed those tracks in stereo to a digital tape recorder (DAT). Next, I recorded that mix back onto two tracks of the Tascam 244. That gave me 2 more empty tracks to record on, so filled those up and repeated the process, known as "bouncing." I think I must've bounced tracks about 3 or 4 times before I was done adding guitars, keyboards and vocals. Of course, some of the songs are simpler, with one acoustic guitar only. Boy am I glad there's digital computer recording these days...

I decided to re-record 4 songs from the Spring Rain (1981) album, mainly because I wanted to try them in a slightly different way, closer to the way I was doing them live. Overall, though, the arrangements were about the same, although I had written a new section for "Be Still And Know." The remaining 9 songs were new to this project.

Around this time I ended up doing at least three other album projects for friends using this same approach - I would do the instruments and they would come in and do their vocals...I started getting sort of used to doing things this way, and it was both fun and a huge challenge for me musically. Of course, my preference has always been to record with a good band!

credits

released July 1, 1991

Original album credits:
Recorded between November 22, 1990 & January 14, 1991.
Engineered & mixed by Nori Kelley.
All instruments by Nori Kelley.
Vocal on "Come And Have Your Way" by Debbie Handy.
Cover art / photography by Brooky Finlayson.

Thanks to Brooky Finlayson for the use of his recording equipment, and to Bart Watts for the use of his amp.
Thanks to Jim Bentley and Debbie Handy for for all the support and encouragement they've given, and to the rest of my immediate church family, Vineyard Gadsden.
Obviously, thanks to the Lord Jesus for His mercy, lovingkindness, patience and righteous judgements, and for seeing me through. May I respond correctly to Your words and tests.

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WIND West Nottingham Township, Pennsylvania

"WIND, presenting passionate music with high-flying flute, guitar acrobatics and killer chorus sections, seem to have no hard time proving they can win over even the average music listener."
~ Shawn M. Haney, All Music Guide
"(Nori’s) guitar playing stuns." ~ Doug LeBlanc, CCM Magazine
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