Glory Fire

by Chris Assaad

supported by
/
  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    If you're old school like me and you like having the actual CD with artwork to add to your collection, we've got you covered.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Glory Fire via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days

      $12 USD or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $8 USD  or more

     

1.
03:24
2.
04:19
3.
04:10
4.
5.
03:46
6.
04:15
7.
03:07
8.
9.
03:54
10.
11.

about

"You can only take the step you’re taking.” This simple line is the lyrical hook of the first track off Chris Assaad’s debut album, Glory Fire, and the mantra by which the singer-songwriter lives his life. With the spirit of living in the moment, staying true to oneself and bringing forth our greatest vision, Chris has arrived with a burst of life, leaving dust clouds in his tracks.

Official Video for "Pave The Way":
youtu.be/_pYKOvGSt98

www.chrisassaad.com

credits

released June 12, 2009

Co-Produced by Justin Koop & Chris Assaad. Featuring Justin Abedin on guitar, Kevin Mendes on drums, Dave McMillan on bass, and Joel Parisien on keys. Artwork by Michael Groombridge at Cre8.

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Chris Assaad Toronto, Ontario

"A multi-dimensional sound that combines rootsy-soul, folk, world music, and pop, without compromising that singer- songwriter essence. A crowd-pleasing artist onstage, Chris Assaad’s performance style and charismatic energy deserves everyone’s attention." Lonely Vagabond ~ Exclaim Magazine ... more

shows

contact / help

Contact Chris Assaad

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Pave The Way
Everyone’s trying to save the world these days
But no one wants to do a thing.
If you’re gonna be the one to do more,
You will have to pave the way.

You can only take the step you’re taking.
You can only take the step you’re taking.

Everyone wants to be your best friend
But no one’s trying to make your day.
If you’re gonna be a good soul,
You will have to give your love away.

You can only take the step you’re taking.
You can only take the step you’re taking.

We can talk all you want,
It won't change a thing.
Actions speak louder than words,
Haven't you heard?

Everyone wants what they don’t have
But no one wants to have to give.
If you’re gonna last forever,
You will have to die before you live.

You can only take the step you’re taking.
You can only take the step you’re taking.

You can only take the step you’re taking.
You can only take the step you’re taking.
Track Name: Use It
Down…need a lift up.
Stuck…need a way out.
When you’re alone,
And you need a friend.

Can we come together?
Can we make it better?
When we trust each other,
We can overcome.

Use it… You better use it.
You better use it, or you’re gonna lose it.

Worn out and tired.
Lost…need to be found.
I close my eyes,
It fades to grey.

Can we come together?
Can we make it better?
When we trust each other,
We can overcome.

Use it… You better use it.
You better use it, or you’re gonna lose it.

All this time we spend
Searchin’ for something we could never have.
All this time we spend
Livin’ like we were already dead.

And now it’s too late to go back to the way things were.

You say it’s over.
Don’t look over your shoulder.
When you can’t go on,
We can overcome.

If you use it… You better use it.
You better use it, or you’re gonna lose it.

All this time we spend
Searchin’ for something we could never have.
All this time we spend
Livin’ like we were already dead.

And now it’s too late to go back to the way things were.
Track Name: Up To God
People, people I’ve got something to say
We’re all worthy in our own way
To be treated equal, yeah we deserve
To live in peace, while we share this earth.

So let me be, just worry about yourself

And leave the rest up to God,
He knows best what we’ve got.

Who are we to judge what another does
When often it’s ourselves that we can’t trust?
I know we’re bound to disagree
But there’s no point in letting it get between us.

So let me be, just worry about yourself

And leave the rest up to God,
He knows best what we’ve got.

So let’s take a step back and let this pass
So we can move on, forget where we’ve gone.

And leave the rest up to God.
He knows best what we’ve got.
Track Name: With You
It’s so easy to go astray, lose touch.
In a hurry to get someplace, what’s your rush?
I wish I could slow down and see your face again.
I wish I knew how to find that space again.

Ooh it’s get dark, won’t you show me the way.
Ooh it’s get dark, won’t you show me the way.

With you, I’m not alone and now I know
My heart will always have a home.
With you, I’m not alone.

I know that I’m guilty of letting doubt,
Cast a shadow can’t let it out.
I wish I could open my eyes and see your light.
I wish I could make myself feel alright.

Ooh it’s get dark, won’t you show me the way.
Ooh it’s get dark, won’t you show me the way.

With you, I’m not alone and now I know
My heart will always have a home.
With you, I’m not alone.

I get caught up in hopes and dreams
And wondering when I’ll get to see
My fate awaits and I can’t take it any longer.


With you, I’m not alone and now I know
My heart will always have a home.
With you, I’m not alone.
Track Name: Empty Room
Silence fills this empty room.
No more thrills to consume.
This mind’s been workin’ awful hard,
Clock’s been tickin’ since the start.

It won’t be easy to get yourself out of this.
You better let somebody in but you won’t relent.
You better let somebody in.

Runnin’ and hidin’ and chasin’ the ride,
You will miss the most high.
Whenever you’re feeling low,
You’ve got a friend in me you know.

Winter blues, Sunday afternoons,
Wishin’ the sun, would come out soon.
People change, drift away,
But that’s alright, cause I’m here to stay.

It won’t be easy to get yourself out of this.
You better let somebody in and I won’t pretend.
You better let somebody in.

Runnin’ and hidin’ and chasin’ the ride,
You will miss the most high.
Whenever you’re feeling low,
You’ve got a friend in me you know.
You’ve got a friend in me you know.
Track Name: Back Then
We were young and innocent back then…back then.
We thought what we had was always gonna last.
Is it gonna last?

But we were always meant to hold ourselves responsible.
Now I’m holding on I’m not ready to let go.

Oh how things change so quickly,
I can hardly keep up.
Oh how they move so fast,
When I get stuck.

There’s so much I don’t know,
The questions I didn’t get to ask you.
If you must go, then go in peace.
I’ll never forget you.

If you want I’ll always tell you what’s going on.
What’s going on?
But you have to promise you’ll be strong.
Be strong.

Cause we were only meant to stay a while and then move on.
Still I’m holding on I’m not ready to let go.

Oh how things change so quickly,
I can hardly keep up.
Oh how they move so fast,
When I get stuck.

There’s so much I don’t know,
The questions I didn’t get to ask you.
If you must go, then go in peace.
I’ll never forget you…

I’ll never forget you.
Never, never, never.
I’ll never forget you.
I won’t.
Track Name: Around The Fire
Around the fire, the fire,
I see a cloud of smoke.
I reach up higher, up higher,
But I end up so low.

You’ve got to be open to feel love.
you’ve got to give all you have to the Lord above.

You can’t keep hiding, keep hiding,
In these places you go.
At the end you’ll be the one,
The one with nothing left to show.

You’ve got to be patient to know peace.
you’ve got to grow your faith and pray from on your knees.

If we don’t fill the well, it will run dry.
We will go thirsty, no tears left to cry.

People always want you to tell ‘em
What they want to hear.
But I’ve had enough of that,
I want to talk for real.

Is anybody listening now or do I have to scream and shout?
Is anybody listening now or do I have to scream and shout?

If we don’t fill the well, it will run dry.
We will go thirsty, no tears left to cry.

A light that shines can cast a shadow.
When sight is blinded, the deep looks shallow.

If we don’t fill the well, it will run dry.
We will go thirsty, no tears left to cry.
No tears left to cry, give me a reason to smile.