What We Leave Behind

by Jeremy and Rebecca

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Singer-songwriter duo Jeremy and Rebecca offer up a debut album showcasing a sophisticated blend of musical styles, centered around a fresh, yet organic sound.

What We Leave Behind effortlessly weaves together stylistic leanings; such as pop, disco, rock, soul, country, and jazz; with such confidence and appeal that the end result is an entirely engaging and remarkably cohesive collection of songs, each with classic potential.

While featuring large, at times cinematic production, the album remains accessible and poignant, containing a lyrical beauty and optimism that truly inspires.

Having the polish and scope of a major label project, while maintaining the heart and courage of an indie release, this is one album not to leave behind.

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released March 1, 2009

Produced by Jeremy Hendrickson

Recorded by Paul Serpa, Bob Williams, Terry Christian, and Jonathan Hendrickson
Assisted by Marco Rodriguez, Steve Blackmon, and Adam Deane
Additional recording by Bryant Siono (assisted by Enrique Leon) and Jeremy Hendrickson

Recorded at
The Sound Kitchen – Franklin, TN
Rio Productions – Tulare, CA
The Dwelling Place – Visalia, CA
Uptown Recording Studio – Los Angeles, CA

Mixed by Rafa Sardina at After Hours Studio – Woodland Hills, CA

Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering – Portland, ME

Production Assistant – Jonathan Hendrickson
Digital Editing/Pro Tools – Jeremy Hendrickson
Additional Editing – Jonathan Hendrickson
Piano Technician – Frank Hendricks

Strings arranged and conducted by Carl Marsh
Special guest conductor on “Tallest Tree” – Snider Hendrickson
Copyist – Stephen Lamb
Strings contracted by Kristin Wilkinson
Concert Master – Conni Ellisor
Horns on “Flyer” arranged by Carl Marsh

All songs arranged by Jeremy Hendrickson with additional arranging on “Fool” by Paul Serpa and Jonathan Hendrickson

BGVs arranged by Jeremy Hendrickson
Additional BGV arranging by Jonathan Hendrickson, Tom Scott, Aretha Scruggs, and Alayna Scruggs-Elam

Design – Jeremy Hendrickson for Dwelling Productions
Photography – Megan Hendrickson
Hair – Jill Coats

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Jeremy and Rebecca Visalia, California

Compelling singer-songwriter duo Jeremy and Rebecca offer up cinematic pop with a country edge and a touch of rock and soul.

Their accessible, poignant, and timeless songs contain a rare optimism and lyrical beauty that truly inspires.
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Track Name: Fool
VERSE 1
Am I just wishful thinking
Believing every word that comes from you
My breath am I just holding
Hoping that again you will come through

Some say I'm dreaming
So let me dream

CHORUS
If I'm a fool - wh-o-oa
That's all right with me
If lovin' you, oh, makes me crazy
I guess I'm gonna be, a fool

VERSE 2
Why would I now question
To satisfy a vocal few
You've given me your heart and
Who am I to do any less for you

Some say I'm drowning
So let me drown

CHORUS
If I'm a fool - wh-o-oa
That's all right with me
If lovin' you, oh, makes me crazy
I guess I'm gonna be

BRIDGE
You've never given me reason to doubt
Why should I start now, ooh
Though some laugh at my devotion
I won't throw the towel in
I'm hangin' on until the end
It's no delusion that I'm in
Well, I'm no fool

CHORUS
But that's all right with me
If lovin' you makes me crazy
I guess I'm gonna be

A fool - wh-o-oa
And that's all right with me
If lovin' you makes me crazy
I guess I'm gonna be
Well, I guess I'm gonna be, a fool

Well I ain't no fool, ain't no fool
Ain't no fool for lovin' you, no, no
Well, I ain't no fool, ain't no fool
Ain't no fool for lovin' you
No, no, no, no

by Jeremy and Rebecca Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com
Track Name: Flyer
VERSE 1
Could be I'm way too close
Maybe I'm in too deep
But sometimes I don't know
How I can see the way you see
My perspective's not too clear
‘Cause I'm still standin' here
I need to get away

CHORUS
Hey, make me a flyer
This altitude just won't do
C'mon take me higher
Hey, make me a flyer
I want to see your point of view
Take me up with you

VERSE 2
Guess we've been here before
Think I'd have learned by now
But there's this tug of war
That always tries to keep me down
Well, I've seen you flying high
I think it's high time that you
Come take me away

CHORUS
Hey, make me a flyer
This altitude just won't do
C'mon take me higher
Hey, make me a flyer
I want to see your point of view
Take me up with you

BRIDGE
And I want to be where you are
Just let me ride your wings and soar

CHORUS
Hey, make me a flyer
This altitude just won't do
C'mon take me higher
Hey, make me a flyer
I want to see your point of view
Take me up with you

Hey, oh
This altitude just won't do
C'mon take me higher
I want to see your point of view
Take me up with you

Hey, yeah
C'mon, c'mon take me higher
Ooh, ooh
I want to see your point of view
Take me up with you

by Jeremy Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com
Track Name: What We Leave Behind
VERSE 1
Once upon a time
A dark, dreamless night
Covered a kingdom filled with the sound of its human cry
Then one came along
With a different song
And many were touched by the beautiful sound of his melody
Then one multiplied
And growing in size
The song, now an anthem, had filled the land with great harmony

Could this be said of you
Could it be said of me

CHORUS
What will we leave behind
What story will be read of our lives
Will it be marked in the pages of time
That the world is better
Because of what we leave behind

VERSE 2
Just look around
At where we are now
Will posterity thank us or blame us for what we are passing on
There's a new song to sing
A new story to read
Will we be the ones with courage enough
To leave this world better than when we arrived

CHORUS
What will we leave behind
What story will be read of our lives
Will it be marked in the pages of time
That the world is better
Because of what we leave behind
What story will be told of our lives
Will it be marked in the pages of time
That the world is better, so much better
Because of what we leave behind
What will we leave behind

Life, love, and happiness
A soul spent with no regrets
Life, love, and happiness
Leavin' with no regrets

What will we leave behind (repeat)

by Jeremy Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com
Track Name: Feels Like The Heavens
VERSE 1
How can one catch the wind and hold its power inside
Reach out and take in hand the beauty of the skies
How can you harness the abundance of the deep
Or hide the infinite within humanity
But what I find deep inside of me

CHORUS
Feels like the heavens
Have chosen my heart to be their home
As if the oceans
Have emptied themselves into my soul
And all the stars that fill the sky
Have given me their light
It feels like the heavens
Since you came into my life

VERSE 2
Who can contain the majesty of morning light
Capture and hold within the glory of the night
Since when can paradise inhabit souls of men
How else can I explain this passion that I have, that

CHORUS
Feels like the heavens
Have chosen my heart to be their home
As if the oceans
Have emptied themselves into my soul
And all the stars that fill the sky
Have given me their light
It feels like the heavens
Since you came into my life

BRIDGE
How can I describe
When time and space collide
And join all heaven and nature
Here inside me

CHORUS
The heavens have made my heart their home
The oceans have poured into my soul
And all of the stars that fill the sky
Have given me their light
It feels like the heavens
Since you came into my life

by Jeremy Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com
Track Name: Straight And Narrow
VERSE 1
They say it is the road less traveled
And there are few that walk its way
Many try, but many stumble
And follow those with hell to pay

Well I ain't lettin' others chart a course for me
‘Cause I was born to be free, yeah, well

CHORUS
Take me down the road that's straight and narrow
It's the only way that I will ever go
Take me down the road that's straight and narrow
It's the only way I'll go, even if I walk it alone

VERSE 2
Could take the path of least resistance
Could hang it up before I'm done, oh no
But even worse than never tryin'
Is never knowin' what could come

I didn't get this far just to turn around
Ain't no way I'm losin' ground, no

CHORUS
Take me down the road that's straight and narrow
It's the only way that I will ever go
Take me down the road that's straight and narrow
It's the only way I'll go, even if I walk it alone
The straight and narrow

Take me down the road that's straight and narrow
It's the only way that I will ever go
Take me down the straight and narrow
It's the only way I'll go, even if I walk it alone
Oh, the straight and narrow
It's the only way that I will ever go
Take me down the straight and narrow
It's the only way I'll go, even if I walk it alone

Take me down
Take me down the straight and narrow, oh, yeah
Take me down
Take me down the straight and narrow
C'mon and take me down
Take me down, take me down, take me down
I wanna go down the straight and narrow

by Jeremy Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com
Track Name: Made To Love You
VERSE 1
When heaven's Lord made me to fly
He gave my wings to you
So my heart would only start to soar
Whenever I'm with you
And when He gave my soul the will to sail
He handed you the wind
So you alone could carry me
To where I've never been

He took the things I needed most
And gave them all to you
So when I finally found you
I'd know my search was through

CHORUS
I was made to love you
I was made to sail away with you
And sing a song for two
I was made to hold you
I was made to share my life with you
‘Cause I was made to love you

VERSE 2
When He gave me music
He gave you the song
And filled you with the rhythm
That would move this soul along
Then He locked away my greatness
In a place within my heart
And granted you the only key
That could open up that part

Everything I needed most
Was placed inside of you
And since the day I found you
I've found that this is true
CHORUS
I was made to love you
I was made to sail away with you
And sing a song for two
I was made to hold you
I was made to share my life with you
‘Cause I was made to love you

BRIDGE
You're all my heart desires
And more than I had ever dreamed to hold
And I will cherish you always

CHORUS
I was made to love you
I was made to sail away with you
And sing a song for two
I was made to hold you
I was made to share my life with you
And that's what I'm gonna do
‘Cause I was made to love you
I was made to love you
I was made to love you

by Jeremy Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com
Track Name: How I Love You
VERSE 1
If the earth would stop its course around the sun
And we could start to run around the sky and name stars one by one
And if I talked along the way of all the things you are to me
I'd never finish by the time we're done
And I've resolved there's just some things I cannot do, when it comes to you

CHORUS
Forever will never be long enough
A trip to the stars isn't far enough
And words just never could say enough
To tell how I love you
My arms could never stretch far enough
This whole world isn't large enough
And there will never be time enough
To tell how I love you

VERSE 2
There's so many things I'd like to say to tell you what you mean to me
But there seems to be never enough time
How I'd like to summarize my views, consolidate my feelings
But too many always seem to come to mind
And I've realized I'm at a loss in telling you, how I feel for you

CHORUS
Forever will never be long enough
A trip to the stars isn't far enough
And words just never could say enough
To tell how I love you
My arms could never stretch far enough
This whole world isn't large enough
And there will never be time enough
To tell how I love you

BRIDGE
But maybe when there's no more time to tell
And the laws that hold us down will let us fly away
Oh, and when the end gives way to new beginnings
Find ourselves in extra innings, I will find a way
But for now I have to say

CHORUS
Forever will never be long enough
A trip to the stars isn't far enough
And words just never could say enough
To tell how I love you, oh
My arms could never stretch far enough
This whole world isn't large enough
And there will never be time enough
To tell how I love you, how I love you

by Jeremy Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com
Track Name: Miracle
VERSE 1
Some lookin' for a sign, tryin' to tell the time and season
Some seekin' evidence, to give a little rhyme or reason
They wonder when a wonder will appear

VERSE 2
Some watch as planets dance, chart the stars to learn their secrets
Some pray phenomena will somehow bring life meaning
But lookin' out, they're missin' what's within
The greatest sign is where it's always been

CHORUS
A heart that's runnin' free, down desire street
Spreadin' love's wildflowers
Finding heaven's peace, wakin' up to your dreams
That's the miracle

VERSE 3
Some gaze into the sky, awaiting visitation
Some seek a fortune told, or any affirmation
But writing on the wall is not the highest mark
What you need is written on your

CHORUS
Heart runnin' free, down desire street
Spreadin' love's wildflowers
Finding heaven's peace, wakin' up to your dreams
That's the miracle of miracles, of miracles

BRIDGE
Well I believe in providential happenings
But the greatest of these is

CHORUS
Hearts runnin' free, down desire street
Spreadin' love's wildflowers
Finding heaven's peace, wakin' up to your dreams
That's the miracle
Runnin' free, down desire street
Spreadin' love's wildflowers
Finding heaven's peace, wakin' up to your dreams
That's the miracle of miracles, of miracles

Spreadin' love, findin' peace
Wakin' up to your dreams
Spreadin' love, findin' peace
Wakin' up to your miracle

by Jeremy Hendrickson - © 2009 Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com
Track Name: Tallest Tree
VERSE 1
Look at you, looking at me with those trusting eyes
You're making me believe in me
In my arms, resting you lay with so little care
Just knowing I am here
And if a trait of nature fell to me
I know what I'd wish it to be

CHORUS
I want to be the tallest tree
Standing in your world
One who you can look up to
Whose branches spread and cover you
One who grows more every year
So you can see the view from here
If life will grant me just one thing
I'm gonna be your tallest tree

VERSE 2
Look at you, lavishing me as if I were a king
I'm sure I don't deserve this
So many dreams, so many things you seem to see in me
And that you're helping me to see
But can I really live up to, the faith I feel in you

CHORUS
I want to be the tallest tree
Standing in your world
One who you can look up to
Whose branches spread and cover you
One who grows more every year
So you can see the view from here
If life will grant me just one thing
I'm gonna be your tallest tree

BRIDGE
And if a trait of nature ever were to fall to me
I know what I would pray, I'd ask for just one thing

CHORUS
I'm gonna be the tallest tree, in your world
Whose branches spread and cover you
One who grows more every year
So you can see the view
I'm gonna stand sure and strong
I'll never leave, I'm rooted down
You can rest in the truth
Of always knowing I love you
If God will grant me this one thing
I'm gonna be your tallest tree

by Jeremy Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com
Track Name: Why Strive
VERSE 1
Have you ever seen a haughty cloud proud of its position in the sky
Do mountain ranges tower high to remind us of our lesser size
Have canyons grand and oceans wide rivaled over bragging rights
Do land and sea vie for boundary
Is it foolish to believe they think on better things

CHORUS
Why do we strive
And work so hard to gain the world
Why must we try to prove our worth
To rule the earth, why strive

VERSE 2
Does Saturn wear her rings to flaunt her wealth around the universe
Do comets dash the sky to make us stare
Has morning ever picked a fight with an up-and-coming moonlit night
And why on earth are there so many stars
Could it be wrong to think it's just because there are

CHORUS
Why do we strive
And work so hard to gain the world
Why must we try to prove our worth
To rule the earth, why strive

BRIDGE
Is our planet green with envy
Of a sun, red with jealousy
Over stars who burn for so much more
What's it for, why do we fight
Clash and collide and agonize
Why do we strive, Why do we fight

CHORUS
Why do we strive
And work so hard to gain the world
Why must we try to prove our worth
To rule the earth

Why do we strive
And work so hard to gain the world
Why must we try to prove our worth
To rule the earth, why strive

Why do we strive, why do we fight

We labor, we labor in vain (repeat)
We work so hard, we work so hard (repeat)

by Jeremy Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com
Track Name: Rise And Shine
VERSE 1
Tired of these lonely nights
Lost inside this maze of mine
What I wouldn't give for just a glimpse of light

I've seen every shade of pain, felt every drop of rain
How I'd like to start again like a newborn babe
Rise like the sun and

CHORUS
Shine, put behind the past
This chapter is done and I'm through at last
The east is calling, the day is dawning
And I'm awakening, rise and shine

VERSE 2
Gripped by fear, my mind clouded
Like Thomas I had doubted
That anyone could be new again

Then the horizon came with the sky aflame
And I knew that I would never, ever be the same
Gonna take my place and

CHORUS
Shine, put behind the past
This chapter is done and I'm through at last
The east is calling, the day is dawning
And I'm awakening

Rise and shine, put behind the past
This chapter is done and I'm through at last
The east is calling, the day is dawning
And I'm awakening, rise and shine

BRIDGE
Well, I know I'm not the only one
I've seen the light of a thousand stars start to shine

VAMP
Rise and shine, rise and shine (repeat)

by Jeremy Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com
Track Name: Have You Got The Time
Have you got the time, I do
Have you got the room for two
Have you given thought to me and you
Have you got the time, I do

Have you had the dream I have
Have you been the fool I am
Have you felt the way I feel for you
Have you got the time, I do

Have you ever been the way I've been
Ever since the day I lost my heart to you
Oh, have you

Have you felt the way I feel for you
Have you got the time, have you got the time
Oh, have you got the time, I do

by Jeremy Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com
Track Name: Fool - Radio Edit
VERSE 1
Am I just wishful thinking
Believing every word that comes from you
My breath am I just holding
Hoping that again you will come through

Some say I'm dreaming
So let me dream

CHORUS
If I'm a fool - wh-o-oa
That's all right with me
If lovin' you, oh, makes me crazy
I guess I'm gonna be, a fool

VERSE 2
Why would I now question
To satisfy a vocal few
You've given me your heart and
Who am I to do any less for you

Some say I'm drowning
So let me drown

CHORUS
If I'm a fool - wh-o-oa
That's all right with me
If lovin' you, oh, makes me crazy
I guess I'm gonna be

BRIDGE
You've never given me reason to doubt
Why should I start now, ooh
Though some laugh at my devotion
I won't throw the towel in
I'm hangin' on until the end
It's no delusion that I'm in
Well, I'm no fool

CHORUS
But that's all right with me
If lovin' you makes me crazy
I guess I'm gonna be

A fool - wh-o-oa
And that's all right with me
If lovin' you makes me crazy
I guess I'm gonna be
Well, I guess I'm gonna be, a fool

Well I ain't no fool, ain't no fool
Ain't no fool for lovin' you, no, no
Well, I ain't no fool, ain't no fool
Ain't no fool for lovin' you
No, no, no, no

by Jeremy and Rebecca Hendrickson - © Dwelling Songs - www.dwellingsongs.com