Can You Guide Me

from by Stuart Benbow

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This song is definitely outside my usual style of lyrics. The idea came to me about a week ago, while I was getting ready for another day. Normally, when I write songs, I do a quick acoustic recording on my phone, and come back later to polish and record it properly, but this song caught hold and wouldn't let go until I had it completely recorded.

I've shared it on a songwriting challenge site, and the consensus is that it would work across genres, from hymnal to folk and beyond. I went with the americana/folk approach. I've included it on this demo EP partly because it is different, and partly because, as a song of hope, the message fit right in with the bulk of the songs I've included.

lyrics

Can you guide me through the storm
Can you shine a light from above
Can you guide me through the storm
Don't let go until I'm home

When I'm fearful, unconfident
Without a nickel to be lent
When I'm fearful, unconfident
Please help me to repent

Can you guide me through the storm
Can you shine a light from above
Can you guide me through the storm
Don't let go until I'm home

When I'm weary to the bone
Can you lend the strength to carry on
When I'm weary to the bone
When I fall into your arms

Can you guide me through the storm
Can you shine a light from above
Can you guide me through the storm
Don't let go until I'm home

When I come out the other side
I'll have you to thank that I survived
When I come out the other side
I'll remember you with all my heart

Can you guide me through the storm
Can you shine a light from above
Can you guide me through the storm
Don't let go until I'm home

credits

from Demo EP, track released July 15, 2016
Can You Guide Me
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c. 2016, Stuart Benbow Music

Written, recorded and performed by Stuart Benbow

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Stuart Benbow Westland, Michigan

Blending the heart of country music with the rich story telling of folk, and adding a touch of pop to give it some drive, Stuart writes about the world around him. Acoustic Americana, pure and true.

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