In the Morning

by Brandon Wadley

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    releases 09 August 2014

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Autumn Song
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Traveling Mercies
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Civil War Brothers
5.
Stronger Than We'll Ever Hold to You
6.
Oh, For the Joy Set Before
7.
This Side of Love
8.
Get Outside Yourself
9.
My Oldest Friend

about

Here is falling in love with the Lord again; and herein is love for another.

This album is to my sweet wife Katie, our beautiful families, and listeners like you.

Many, many thanks to all who attended our wedding on August 9, 2014, Westminster PCA, ETSU RUF, Chad and the Smiths, Ron and the Gilberts, the Feltmans, the Gaultneys, the Millicans, family and other folks in Cookeville, Maryville, Cleveland, Johnson City, Asheville, Paducah, Louisville, and Lexington, Al's, Stella's, Sweetwater IPA, cinnamon hazelnut coffee from Vienna, Panera, Dunkin, and Poet's, The Willow Tree, The Office, oatmeal with craisins, the Staglianos, Laguna Beach and the Truman Show, Grady, Chris Eger, 215, the Doctor, and you.

These songs were written from May, 2013 until Summer 2014 and are a musical record of some of the beautifully mysterious changes that took place in my and Katie's hearts and spirits throughout our dating and engagement, all by the work of Jesus Christ. Many lyrics are derived from the Bible (Psalm 139), traditional hymns, and the teachings of Chad Smith, C.S. Lewis, and Tim Keller, who we believe are teachers and writers inspired and anointed by God.

Other inspirations include John Newton, Charles and John Wesley, Jon Foreman and Switchfoot, Sufjan Stevens, Conor Oberst, Aaron Roche, Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Tallest Man on Earth, The Collection, and Indelible Grace.

credits

releases 09 August 2014

All songs written, recorded, edited, and produced by Brandon Wadley; vocals, guitar, piano, banjo, mandolin, cello, electric bass, and kick drum by Brandon; backup vocals in "Civil War Brothers" and "Stronger Than I'll Ever Hold to You" by my wife Katie Wadley; drums and percussion on "In the Morning," "Autumn Song," "Traveling Mercies," and "Stronger Than I'll Ever Hold to You" by my friend Chris Hickman and the $75 wonder set; dobro in "Get Outside Yourself" by my friend Gary Hultman. Special thanks to ETSU RUF, Westminster PCA of JC, Eric Feltman, Brandon Reed Green, Sandy Smith, John Cotton, Nat Clemens, and Jared Garner for lending various instruments and noise making devices for recording.

All songs recorded in the Westminster PCA sanctuary and youth room, as well as a practice room of the Clayton Center at Maryville College; on a Fostex MR8HD digital multi-track recorder, later edited on Garageband ’09 for Mac.

All album artwork by Brandon Wadley.

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Brandon Wadley Johnson City, Tennessee

Hey, my name is Brandon and I've been writing songs, recording and performing since around 2009, playing mainly in East Tennessee. My goal is to write songs that point to a greater hope or consolation. I am a normal human being and I love my fiancée, cats, coffee, the outdoors, and living life like the story that just keeps getting better, told by the greatest author ever. ... more

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Track Name: In the Morning
You hem me in still, behind and before. Though I take the wings of the morning, you keep my shore. I live in the furthest reaches of the ocean, yet you wait for me. I'll meet you there, where the sun comes up in the morning, and we'll see what the night was hiding all along. And I fail to stay in simple graces while gently, as the sand beneath a wave, I am free, I am free. In our tiny heads, trying so hard to justify, but today is only feeling like tomorrow's yesterday. But I want to be contented enough to have nothing to say, yeah. I'll meet you there, where the sun comes up in the morning, and we'll see what the night was hiding all along. And I fail to stay in simple graces while gently, as the sand beneath a wave, I am free, I am free. Honestly, to travel on, my heart would be wrong. Why am I still searching for where I belong? If home is where my anchor remains, will you stay? Will you wait for me?