Anchor Tattoo

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Don't wait for your ship to drift away; let God be your anchor and secure you no matter how deep the water is.”
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.Hebrews 6:19

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released February 1, 2011

The Hiding”, “Red Door”, “Let Justice Rule”, “Why”, “The Sun Will Shine Again” written by Jen Slocumb and Rob Slocumb
“Love Revolution”, “I Will Wait”, “I Saw an Angel”, “Anchor Tattoo”, “Better Part of Us” written by Jen Slocumb, Rob Slocumb and Chris Rosser.
“Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” written by Albert Hammond and Diane Warren (Universal Music MGB songs, Albert Hammond Music)

All songs ©&P(this should be a circle p)ManyMilesMusic (ASCAP) 2011 except “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” All rights reserved.

Produced by Chris Rosser and Martha’s Trouble
Engineered by Chris Rosser
Recorded at home and at Hollow Reed Studio’s in Asheville, NC

Mixed by Shane D. Wilson
Assisted by Erin Kaus
Mix Coordination by Lani Crump
For Showdown Productions

Mastered by Bob Boyd at Ambient Digital, Houston, TX (ambientdigital.com)

CD Design by Brannon McAllister
Illustration created by Mammoth PrintShop
Photo of Jen by Candy Avera, pictureperfectbycandy.com

Jen sang all songs, did some bgv’s, and some hand shakers
Rob played acoustic guitars and sang some bgv’s
River Guergarian played drums and some hand shakers
Eliot Wadopian played bass guitar and upright bass
Chris Rosser played keys, mellotron, wurlitzer, organ, acoustic guitars, electric guitars and bgv
Jacob Blount played banjo on tracks 2, 4 and electric guitar on tracks 6, 7
Patrick Sweeney played electric guitar on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11

We would like to thank the musicians who helped make this record:
Chris Rosser, River Guergarian, Eliot Wadopian, Jacob Blount, Patrick Sweeney

Thank you to Shane Wilson, Bob Boyd, Jerry York, Brannon McAllister, The Guitar Shoppe in Auburn, AL, Candy Avera, Breedlove Guitars, Cornerstone Church, Kris & Stu Petropoulos, Greg & Kathy Powell.

Special thank you to our Kickstarter Backers:
Kevin & Elizabeth Yost, Christina Crews, David Howington, Craig & Julie Melton, Julie & John Feehan, Joice Milare, Sharon Czarnecki, Shannon Jones Sawyer, Heather Carson, Peter Buzek, The Garcia Family, Chuck & Bonnie Ferrell, The Coates Family, Mike & Heidi Slocumb, Bob & Peggy Slocumb

Extra special thank you to Wilson and Emery Slocumb

www.marthastrouble.com

Free Digital Booklet available for download at www.marthastrouble.com/anchortattoo

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Track Name: I Saw An Angel
I Saw An Angel
for my sister Kristel

I am blowing out the candles
and I owe it all to you
willing and unselfish
not something anyone would do
not just anyone would do

I've been waiting for a long time
hoping I would find you soon
praying for an answer
what I was looking for was you
I was looking just for you

I saw an angel last night
he was sleeping by my side
I didn't know he's change my life
I am thankful
I saw an angel

I am smiling for the moment
you and all our friends are here
beautiful beginning
you gave me another year
not just another year

I saw an angel last night
he was sleeping by my side
I didn't know he's change my life
I am thankful
I saw an angel

I will never be able to say
I could never repay
the gift that you gave

I saw an angel last night
he was sleeping by my side
I didn't know he's change my life
I am thankful
I saw an angel

Yes, I am thankful
I saw an angel
Track Name: Love Revolution
Love Revolution

White flag on the battlefield
I'm headed for the door
surrender for the moment
so love can win the war

a minefield between us
neither one could see
lonely heart and carelessness
dropped me to my knees

Praying for a love revolution
spin your heart around
praying for a love revolution
so put your weapons down
put your weapons down, down, down

The deal is on the table
one I'll never sign
I'm taking off the armor
my best defense is time

Praying for a love revolution
spin your heart around
praying for a love revolution
so put your weapons down
put your weapons down, down, down

come on, come on, if this is worth fighting for
come on, come on, if this is worth fighting for
come on, come on, this is worth fighting for

I'm Praying for a love revolution
to spin your heart around
praying for a love revolution
so put your weapons down
put your weapons down, down, down

come on, come on, if this is worth fighting for
come on, come on, if this is worth fighting for
come on, come on…..
This is worth fighting for
Track Name: Anchor Tattoo
Anchor Tattoo

The ink upon her skin had no black lines
just softer shades, pretty and fine
flowers in the middle, two stars green and blue
She got an anchor tattoo

Blackwatch skirt, ribbon in her hair
the daughter of a millionaire
country club, horses, lake house with a view
She got an anchor tattoo

Ooh, ooh

Old station wagon held all they own
the bank took it all twenty years ago
she packed up one suitcase like she was told to do
She got an anchor tattoo

Her kids tucked in at night, a bedtime kiss
a silent prayer, a painted wrist
reminds her of all that she holds true
She got an anchor tattoo

She's grounded in what is good and true
She got an anchor tattoo

Ooh, ooh

She got an anchor tattoo
Track Name: The Sun Will Shine Again
The Sun Will Shine Again
for Bryant & Courtney Cloud
It was a cloudy day
I was expecting a ray of light
but the storm clouds came
and changed my life

It's almost September
my heart is heavier than sand
I feel like I'm sinking
but you keep reaching out your hand

Hold me in your arms
tell me it's gonna get better
It's been my darkest hour
tell me it's gonna get better
oh, I know that the sun will shine
the sun will shine again

Another sleepless night
my eyes are filling up with tears
the days were not enough
and I'm wishing he was here

I never imagined
I would end up in this place
broken and alone
and I feel I've lost my way

Hold me in your arms
tell me it's gonna get better
It's been my darkest hour
tell me it's gonna get better
oh, I know that the sun will shine
the sun will shine again

Rock a bye baby
in the tree top
when the wind blows
the cradle will rock

Rock a bye baby
in the tree top
when the wind blows
forever you'll be loved

Hold me in your arms
tell me it's gonna get better
It's been my darkest hour
tell me it's gonna get better
oh, I know that the sun will shine
the sun will shine again
Track Name: I Will Wait (Song of Moses)
I Will Wait (Song of Moses)

I am going to a place where milk and honey overflow
I am going to a place that was promised forty years ago
I didn't listen
I didn't listen to what you said
I've been going in circles
going out of my head

I will wait for you
I will wait for you
Days I feel I'm standing still
weighted down with my own will
I will wait for you

I am tired of fighting all my fears all my doubts
you said "I am who I am" and in a flame of fire you spoke it out
There is a mountain
There is a mountain I've got to climb
I've been going in circles
going out of my mind

I will wait for you
I will wait for you
Days I feel I'm standing still
weighted down with my own will
I will wait for you

Clouds will open, seas will part
I find you there. I find you there. I find you there

I will wait for you
I will wait for you
Days I feel I'm standing still
weighted down with my own will
I will wait for you
Track Name: The Hiding
The Hiding

Dark outside
my eyes are wide
calm before the storm
I lick my wounds
and someday soon
I'll understand the why

I'm here in the hiding
the safest place that I see
with you right beside me
you right beside me
under your wing

Bitterness or innocence
Something's left me cold
But you just stare
so unaware
of the message that I hold

I'm here in the hiding
the safest place that I see
with you right beside me
you right beside me
under your wing

It's the safest place to hide away
I'll take off my shoes
and I'll stay awhile

I'm here in the hiding
the safest place that I see
with you right beside me
you right beside me
under your wing
Track Name: Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
Nothing’s Gonna Stop us Now
Looking in your eyes I see a paradise
This world that Ive found
Is too good to be true
Standing here beside you
Want so much to give you
This love in my heart that Im feeling for you

Let em say were crazy, I dont care about that
Put your hand in my hand baby
Dont ever look back
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby we can make it if were heart to heart

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothings gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
Well still have each other
Nothings gonna stop us, nothings gonna stop us now

Im so glad I found you
Im not gonna lose you
Whatever it takes I will stay here with you
Take it to the good times
See it through the bad times
Whatever it takes is what Im gonna do

Let em say were crazy, what do they know
Put your arms around me baby
Dont ever let go
Let the world around us just fall apart
Baby we can make it if were heart to heart

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothings gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
Well still have each other
Nothings gonna stop us, nothings gonna stop us

Ooh, all that I need is you
All that I ever need
And all that I want to do
Is hold you forever, ever and ever, hey

And we can build this dream together
Standing strong forever
Nothings gonna stop us now
And if this world runs out of lovers
Well still have each other
Nothings gonna stop us
Nothings gonna stop us, whoa
Nothings gonna stop us now, oh no

Hey baby, I know, hey baby, nothings gonna stop us
Hey baby, woo, nothing, hey baby
Nothings gonna stop us now yeah
Track Name: Why
Why

I'm at war with myself
I can't breathe, I can't sleep at night
these voices inside my head keep telling me to break
telling me to bend

'Cause nothing makes sense anymore
I'm climbing the fence anymore
trying to run away and hide
the only question I have is why?

It's a long way down
and I'm standing on the edge
won't you come take my hand
show me a better place to live

And nothing makes sense anymore
I'm climbing the fence anymore
trying to run away and hide
the only question I have is why?

Something's gotta give
I feel like I'm being pulled form the left and the right
It's like an amusement park
and I'm on a ride
I just can't get off

And nothing makes sense anymore
I'm climbing the fence anymore
trying to run away and hide
the only question I have is why?
Track Name: Red Door
Red Door

You keep pushing me down when I need you the most
You've got me running for the door like I just saw a ghost
when I'm feeling low, you made me feel lower
What ever happened to the sound of for better or worse?
ooh ooh, ooh ooh

I want to scream out loud but I have to stay so quiet
I want to cry but the tears don't want to seem to fall
It's just so hard stuck right here in the middle
I'll I see staring up at me is a Red Door

I can't explain every word just to make you happy
what happened to the girl that made you happy for the person she was
Ooh ooh, ooh ooh

I want to scream out loud but I have to stay so quiet
I want to cry but the tears don't want to seem to fall
It's just so hard stuck right here in the middle
I'll I see staring up at me is a Red Door

It hurts to breathe
I'm slipping underneath
this is not where I thought we would be

I want to scream out loud but I have to stay so quiet
I want to cry but the tears don't want to seem to fall
It's just so hard stuck right here in the middle
I'll I see staring up at me is a Red Door
Track Name: Better Part Of Us
Better Part of Us

My lungs are heavy, I can't breathe
rain is pouring down, pouring down
Not yet ready, I can't speak
Spinning 'round and 'round, 'round and 'round

The better part of us, the better part of us
something beautiful
the better part of us, the better part of us
something beautiful

A moment changes everything
while making other plans, other plans
Much more than we could ever see
Running hand and hand, hand and hand

The better part of us, the better part of us
something beautiful
the better part of us, the better part of us
something beautiful

You're my favorite thing
underneath my wing
safe from the storm
from the day you were born
You'll always be….
the better part of us

The better part of us, the better part of us
something beautiful
the better part of us, the better part of us
something beautiful
Track Name: Let Justice Rule
Let Justice Rule
Amos 5
Looking for the light in the dark dark places
Looking at you now and counting all your faces
Could it be you never really knew me at all?
You left your sting, now take your things our God will be the judge

Give me a clean heart oh God
Let justice rule for us all
Like a mighty flood, an ocean or a stream that never dries
Let justice rule, let justice rule my life

Following the sound of the rolling thunder
Looking for you now to see what rock you’re under
Alone again I find myself in tears
I’m looking for an answer but I’ll never find it here

Give me a clean heart oh God
Let justice rule for us all
Like a mighty flood, an ocean or a stream that never dries
Let justice rule, let justice rule my life

I find the answer in the quiet space, in the resting place
Your loving arms reveal

Give me a clean heart oh God
Let justice rule for us all
Like a mighty flood, an ocean or a stream that never dries
Let justice rule, let justice rule my life