Imagine Your Heart's Journeys 1

by Abigail Lumsden

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Pierre Ringwald Abigail Lumsden's 'Imagine Your Heart's Journeys 1' is a wonderful achievement. Lumsden and her talented group move from one musical form to another with ease; the results never sound like pastiche.
On the contrary, this album and its accompanying volume are clearly the product of an artist with a deep love and respect for music. As far as my own tastes are concerned, it is the jazz numbers like 'Doorway' with its incredible scat vocal that impress the most. Favorite track: Doorway.
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Imagine Your Heart's Journeys features the finest musicians and audio engineers who all together have dedicated tens of thousands of hours practicing, experimenting and perfecting their craft. They all gave such expertise, creativity and love during the year we created this music together.
The songs and audio quality turned out way more beautiful than anything our own heart's journeys could have imagined.
We hope this album will resonate with you, empower you ~ and fill you with musical joy.
I would love to hear your feedback.

Thank you!
xo, Abigail Lumsden


released October 11, 2015


Co Producer ~ LES HORAN

Recorded and Mixed by WAYNE DORELL
at Kaleidoscope Sound and Damian Musto's Lucky Penny Studios
"Blue Chopin" and "Overjoyed" also recorded at Coupe Studios


CD Design Rebecca Lown


Abigail Lumsden ~ piano, vocals, violin, viola, midi keyboard
Les Horan ~ piano, melodica, midi keyboard
Brian Glassman ~ string bass
Steve Doyle ~ string bass
Ratzo B. Harris ~ string bass
Daniel Glass ~ drums
Randy Crafton ~ hand percussion, drums
David Cox ~ drums
Abou Diarrassouba ~ djembe, percussion
Jojo Kuo ~ conga, midi tracks
Bruce Williamson ~ bass clarinet
Andy Goessling ~ soprano sax, clarinet, bouzouki, mandolin
Heidi Siegell ~ background vocals

Special thanks to Larry Goers and Daniel Farr for helping us get started at Coupe Studios. xo



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Abigail Lumsden New York, New York

Abigail Lumsden is a pianist, violinist, vocalist, composer, arranger, studio musician and choir conductor. Since 2003 she has been performing her show, "Heart's Journeys" throughout the Holland and the US. Her double album, "Imagine Your Heart's Journeys", represents Abigail's lifelong and inspired journey as a multifaceted musician. ... more

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Track Name: Gardener
The rain, the sky, Eternity,
A blink of time in Maturity.
A seed that opens up in me,
The Gardener will help us come to life.

The snow, the roots of Finality,
A wink of a song in Tonality.
A tree branches out in you and me.
The Gardener will help me understand.

The Life and Death, the Mystery,
A drop of you in Memory.
So perfect, feel the glow in me.
The Gardener will gently move away.
Track Name: Clown
The Clown is a clown. He jumps into town.
And the sunshine he brings makes you sing.
But far away from the lights and faces so bright,
Every clown fights his own silent fight.
Being lonely, feeling afraid,
Though walking along in this big masquerade.

We're all like the Clown,
We got to hide our downs.
We're all like the Clown,
We got to keep singing and laughing out loud.
Track Name: Us
They made a statue of Us.
And they put if on a mountain top.
Now tourists come and stare at us.
Blow bubbles with their gum, take photographs for fun.
Have fun.

They'll name a city after Us.
And later say it's all our fault.
Then they'll give us a talking to,
Because they've got years of experience.

We're living in a den of thieves,
Rummaging for answers in the pages.
We're living in a den of thieves,
And it's contagious.

We wear our scarves just like a noose,
But not 'cause we want eternal sleep.
And though our parts are slightly used,
New ones are slave labor you can keep.


They made a statue of Us.
The tourists come and stare at Us.
The sculpture's ("neighbor's :)) marble sends regards.
They made a statue of Us.
Our noses have begun to rust.

Track Name: When Your Mind's Made Up
(I took the liberty of changing a few words and phrases here and there.)

So, if you ever want something, and you call, call,
Then I'll come running to fight.
And I'll be at your door, when there's no one worth running from.

When Your Mind's Made Up
There's no point trying to change it.
When Your Mind's Made Up
There's no point trying to stop it.

You see, you're just like everyone.
When your heart falls all you want to do is run away
And hide all by yourself.
When you're far from me, and there's nothing else.

When Your Mind's Made Up
There's no point trying to change it.
When Your Mind's Made Up
There's no point even talking.
When Your Mind's Made Up
There's no point trying to fight it.

So, if you ever want something, and you call, call,
Then I'll come running.
Track Name: Walking in the Air
We're Walking in the Air, we're floating in the moonlit sky;
The people far below are sleeping as we fly.

I'm holding very tight, I'm riding in the midnight blue;
I'm finding I can fly so high above with you.

On across the world the villages go by like dreams,
the rivers and the hills, the forests and the streams.

Children gaze open mouthed, taken by surprise;
nobody down below believes their eyes.

We're surfing in the air, we're swimming in the frozen sky;
We're drifting over icy mountains floating by.

Suddenly swooping low on an ocean deep,
rousing up a might monster from his sleep.

We're Walking in the Air, we're dancing in the midnight sky;
And everyone who sees us greets us as we fly.
Track Name: Doorway
Open ~ shut. Open that door.
Track Name: Overjoyed
Over time, I've been building my castle of love.
Just for two though you never knew you were my reason.
I've come much too far for you now to say
That I've got to throw my castle away.

Over dreams, I have picked out a perfect come true.
Though you never knew it was of you I'd been dreaming.
The sandman has come from too far away
For you now to say come back some other day.

Chorus 1:
And though you don't believe that they do, they do come true.
For did my dreams come true when I looked at you.
And maybe, too, if you would believe, you, too might be
Overjoyed, over love, over me.

Over hearts, I have painfully turned every stone.
Just to find I had found what I sought to discover.
I've gone much too far for me now to find
The love that I found can never be mine.

Chorus 1

Chorus 2:
And though the odds say: improbable, what do they know?
For in romance all true love needs is a chance.
And maybe with a chance you will find, you, too, like I
Overjoyed, over love, over you. Over you.
Track Name: Bring On the Night
The afternoon has gently passed me by.
It even spreads it's sail against the sky.
Waiting for tomorrow, just another day,
Dissolving yesterday, goodbye.

The answer is but a question mark,
Hands above my head there in the dark.
Can't see for the brightness, staring me blind.
Dissolving yesterday, goodbye.

Bring On the Night, I couldn't stand another hour of daylight.

(my own added lyrics)
Give me a little piece, a little peace and quiet in my soul.
It's burning in the sun.
Give me the moon, give me the full moon, a new moon, the full moon.
Always burning me inside, daylight.
I feel so naked in the daylight.
Track Name: Hang On Little Tomato
The sun has left and forgotten me; it's dark, I cannot see.
Why does this rain pour down;
I'm gonna drown in a sea of deep confusion.
Somebody told me, I don't know who:
Whenever you are sad and blue
And you're feeling all alone and left behind,
Just take a look inside and you will find:

You got to hold on, hold on through the night.
Hang on. Things will be all right.
Even though it's dark, and not a bit of sparkling
sing song sunshine from above spreading rays of sunny love.

Just hang on. Hang on to the vine.
Stay on. Soon you'll be divine.
If you start to cry, look up to the sky.
Somethings coming up ahead to turn your tears to dew instead.

And so I listen to his advice.
When change is hard and not so nice,
You can listen to your heart the whole night through.
Your sunny someday will come one day soon to you.
Track Name: No More Blues
No More Blues, I'm going back home.
No More Blues, I promise no more to roam.
Home is where the heart is; the funny part is,
My heart's been right there all along.

No more tears and no more sighs.
No more fears; I'll say no more goodbyes.
If travel beckons me I swear I'm gonna refuse.
I'm gonna settle down and they'll be No More Blues.

Everyday, while I am far away my thoughts (heart) turn homeward,
Forever homeward.
I've traveled 'round the world in search of happiness.
But all the happiness I found is in my home town.

No More Blues; I'm going back home.
No More Blues; I'm through with all my wanderings now.
I'll settle down and never roam and find a man and build a home.
When we settle down they'll be No More Blues,
Nothing but happiness.
When we settle down they'll be No More Blues.