Gordon Thomas Ward

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Welcome to the Past

Welcome to the Past

Talent

Gordon Thomas Ward on lead and harmony vocals, 6-string jumbo guitar, and 12-string jumbo guitar.

Background & Inspiration

This tune was written pretty quickly when it popped into my head one day. It wound up not only becoming the title track but one of my wife’s favorite songs on the CD as well. The reference to “the bit of earth you claim” is a nod to my book A Bit of Earth.

Lyrics

Welcome to your history.

Welcome to the past.

The future’s just a mystery.

The present will not last.

Dreaming of the days gone by

Can sometimes make you sad.

But those who ­­­­seek the stories learn

The lessons of the past.

Throw your arms around your history.

 

Know where you are heading.

Keep your goals in mind.

Prize the precious links you’ve forged

To the lives you leave behind.

Cherish all your history.

 

Leave a mark upon the world

With the bit of earth you claim.

When you’re through, you’ll pass it on.

It’s the nature of the game.

Own the story of your life.

It’s yours and yours alone.

Listen to that little voice.

It will always guide you home.

It will always lead you home.

 

Welcome to your history.

Welcome to the past.

The future’s just a mystery.

The present never lasts,

Throw your arms around your history.

Cherish all your history.

Welcome to your history.