Fairer Days

by Caryn Jamieson

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These songs were written during a time of darkness and deep struggle in my life and manifested from the hope of holding on through the storm to better times. It is in this vein that my vision for this album be used as a tool to bring aid and comfort to others in need.

Every purchase of this album directly correlates into feeding a hungry child for an entire day. You, the listener, make this possible! The Ameena Project is based in Kenya and is 100% volunteer run with the mission of coming alongside talented and passionate individuals who are committed to working with the most vulnerable children within their own communities. To learn more go to www.ameenaproject.org.

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released March 31, 2015

Jared Loman Creative - Design
Emily Unverzagt - Photography
Austin Grothe - Recording, Mixing & Mastering

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Caryn Jamieson Portland, Oregon

Born in Southeast Alaska to minister parents, Caryn's musical influence can be attributed as much to her upbringing in the church as well as to the raw talent that runs through her blood.

Caryn gigs around the Pacific Northwest at concert venues, festivals, charity events and even the occasional home show. She spends her days writing music from the heart that both inspires and encourages.
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Track Name: Fooled
So long for picture perfect
So long with I'm just lucky I guess
Cause my eyes are wide open now
I can see that I'm no grade above the rest

I've been fooled
I've been fooled by this world
I've been fooled
I've been fooled by this world

My foundation's been shaken
Sanity's been taken for a ride
Can't help but just sit and dangle
Watch the mess of my life untangle

I've been fooled
I've been fooled by this world
I've been fooled
I've been fooled by this world

There's a father of lies
I know he's a waiting
I know he's just a waiting
There's a father of lies
He's a waiting for me
Oh he's a waiting
There's a father of lies
He's a waiting
Oh he's a waiting

I've been fooled
I've been fooled by this world
I've been fooled
I've been fooled by this world
Track Name: Beautiful Things*
All this pain
I wonder if I'll ever find my way
I wonder if my life could really change
At all

All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found
Could a garden come up from this ground
At all

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

All around
Life is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found
In You

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us (x2)

And He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves us
Oh how He loves

You make me new
You are making me new
You make me new
You are making me new (x3)
Track Name: Clarity
I often wonder who you are
I often wonder if you're far
From the dreams I keep to me
Will they become reality
Will they become reality

Do I already know your face
Have I escaped from your embrace
Was it clear or was I blinded by
All the fear I held inside
All the fear I held inside

Feelings so fleeting
Here one moment gone the next
Driven to confusion
My emotions a wreck
So I pray

Clarity come to me, stay a while
Come and sit next to me and speak
The truth I cannot see
Clarity won't you come come
Come to me

Have I wasted too much time
Making my list that has to rhyme
With all the things I think I need
If you'll be good enough for me
If you'll be good enough for me

Feelings so fleeting
Here one moment gone the next
Driven to confusion
My emotions a wreck
So I pray

Clarity come to me, stay a while
Come and sit next to me and speak
The truth I cannot see
Clarity won't you come come
Come to me
Track Name: Without You
I used to think I didn't need a man
Got it all figured out
Got my plan
Who's got time for that anyway
I'm fine, I'm young, I'm okay

But then you came into my life so unsuspecting
Charmed your way to my heart left me wanting
More and more of you everyday
Never thought I could feel this way

Without you my mornings wouldn't be as bright
Wouldn't go through the day with a smile so wide
Lookin' forward to the evening time
That you and I spend together

So what tomorrow brings
Let it surprise me
You're so so worth it
Cause now I see

Without you my mornings wouldn't be as bright
Wouldn't go through the day with a smile so wide
Lookin' forward to the evening time
That you and I spend together
Track Name: Mercy
Your past my future
I say I lay it all at the altar
Your failures I empower
With my every selfish desire

Offense I've taken
Unfairness I've granted
Mercy my treasure
I've buried deep down under

Mine to keep but never give

Who am I
To deserve a love like you
Who am I

Apologies unspoken
Waiting for the wrong to be righted
I hold out hoping
It's my silence that confronts them

That they'd see what I see
That they'd feel what I feel
Mercy withholding
Dare I think somehow I'm owed it

Mine to keep but never give

Who am I
To deserve a love like you
Who am I
To deserve a love like you

Act justly
Love mercy
Walk humbly with your God (x3)
Mine to keep and always give

Who am I
To deserve a love like you
Who am I
To deserve a love like you
Track Name: Come To Jesus*
Oh my baby when you're older
Maybe then you'll understand
You have angels to dance around your shoulders
Cause at times in life you'll need a helping hand

Oh my baby when you're praying
Leave your burden by my door
You have Jesus standing at your bedside
To keep you calm and keep you safe away from harm

Worry not my daughters
Worry not my sons
Child when life don't seem worth livin'
Come to Jesus and let him hold you in his arms

Oh my baby when you're cryin'
Never hide your face from me
I have conquered hell and driven out the demons
I have come with the light to set you free
To set your free

Worry not my daughters
Worry not my sons
Child when life don't seem worth livin'
Come to Jesus and let him hold you in his arms

Oh my baby when you're dyin'
Believe the healing of His hands
Here in Heaven we'll wait for your arrival
Here in Heaven you'll finally understand
Track Name: Still Here
You've seen me through my darkest days
When I didn't know my way
Robbed of hope thinkin' life's a joke
Dreading each new day

Lost my footing stopped believing
No words left to say
The sand beneath me, sinking
Where's my solid ground

I caught a glimpse of light last night
Overshadowed the dark
Something deep down inside
Finally felt right

Tears cried in secret
Fears relinquished
Cradled by Your care
Loving Spirit gently whispers
I'm still here
Track Name: What Are Words
Like a time bomb you've tick tocked your way here
Selfishly blaming the last ten years
Set yourself up to fail
Compromising will tell
What are words when you've kept silent
What are words when you've kept silent

The damage you've done
This facade you have spun
Can't cower anymore
Dare you point your finger
Revert to child behavior
What are words when you've kept silent

Becoming the very thing
Spent your whole life hating
Filling the shoes you never forgave
Now you're lying in the bed that you've made
The bed that you've made

Whoa, whoa, whoa
What are words, what are words
What are words, what are words
What are words

Becoming the very thing
Spent your whole life hating
Filling the shoes you never forgave
Now you're lying in the bed that you've made
The bed that you've made

Whoa, whoa, whoa
What are words, what are words
What are words, what are words
What are words

Just words (x6)

Like a time bomb you've tick tocked your way here
Selfishly blaming the last ten years
Set yourself up to fail
Compromising will tell
What are words when you've kept silent
What are words when you've kept silent
Track Name: Strong Enough
I used to hang onto every word
Followed your every move
Remembered every touch
You work so hard
You've risked it all
I see the sacrifice

But somewhere in between
Life and love and the other stuff
We got lost
Hit by reality
What happened to our daydreams
And the simple things
We loved so much

Am I strong enough to fight these storms of life
Wanna have what it takes to make it by your side
Wanna be what you need
Want it to be you and me baby

I try to play it tough
Put my game face on
But you know that only lasts so long
Grin and bear it
forgive and forget it, move on

I promised myself
I wouldn't let you see
Certain parts of me
Well, that's failed miserably
You've seen more tears
Than I thought I had
More fears than I knew existed

Don't give up on me now
Even if I give up on myself
Don't give up on me now
I only want to be
I only want to be

Strong enough to fight these storms of life
Wanna have what it takes to make it by your side
Wanna be what you need
Want it to be you and me baby

Don't give up on me now
Even if I give up on myself
Don't give up on me now
I only want to be
I only want to be

Am I strong enough to fight these storms of life
Do I have what it takes to make it by your side
Strong enough to fight these storms of life
Wanna have what it takes to make it by your side
Wanna be what you need
Want it to be you and me baby
Wanna be what you need
Want it to be you and me baby

Strong enough to fight these storms of life
Track Name: Anchor
When the summer sun fades
And obession's long gone
When feelings turn to choices
And words are stripped raw
Will you fight or fly away
When the shhh hits the fan
Will you remember who you are
When life gets out of hand

When the autumn leaves fall
And the colors start changing
When the winter winds breeze on in
And turn my heart frigid
Will emotions win me over
Or my eyes be fixed on truth
Will our feet still be standing
On the rock that once held me and you

Cause if we sail these waters
And our anchor's not set
Good luck to you my friend
I wish you the best
There's no hope for us, no success
When the strength of our life
Is our own and not His
I say...

Anchor down
Anchor anchor me down
Anchor down
Anchor anchor me down