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GO WEST ON 17, is Ish's third CD, it's a Roots & Blues CD for Grown-ups.

Ish’s style is best described as a combination of imaginative and thoughtfully conceived storytelling lyrics
played in a Folk, Blues, Bluegrass, Soft Rock and Country genre and, features some well respected musicians and vocalists
within the Canadian Music Industry. Ish’s themes bounce around from love won and lost to parenthood,
to contemporary issues, life`s challenges and messages of hope and joy.

Lyrics

GOTTA GIVE 

Last night I worked upon a roof, on the 21st floor  
Overlooking Stanley Park, who could ask for anything more  
I saw a boat pulling freight in the inlet; it was the middle of the night  
Yet I could see so clearly, guided by the light
  
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh (x2)  
   
My mind began to wander, as I gazed at English Bay  
Saw the traffic on the Lion’s Gate, it’s gonna be a busy day  
People coming and going, I wonder where they’re bound
  
Living in the land of plenty, is there any love left to go around  
   
CHORUS
  
Oh  oh  oh  oh oh  oh  oh (x2)  
I can’t help but wonder where they’re bound  
Oh oh oh, help but wonder where we’re bound  
I can’t help but wonder where we’re bound  

   
Sometimes I feel so disconnected, in this world in which we live  
So much of me’s been taken, so little left to give  
When there seems no rhyme or reason, there’s no words left to explain
  
Where there’s smoke, I know there’s fire, what scares me most, man, is the flame  
   
I read the morning paper, and I’ve watched the evening news  
Sat there so befuddled, angry and confused  
Don’t blame it on the bible; it’s us that should take the blame 
 
If we’re not accountable for the things we do, then what have we got to gain.  
   
CHORUS  
  
Gotta give, gotta give  
Got to give more than we take, we gotta give
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GOTTA GIVE

Ish & Friends

The first track is a mix of Folk, Jazz, Latin Swing and was inspired by 911, 2001. After an awe inspiring night working on a film set atop the 21st floor of a building that overlooked Stanley Park and the Lions Gate Bridge in beautiful downtown Vancouver. Upon arriving home and unaware of the morning’s events he turned on the television and witnessed something that was truly unimaginable.

Repulsed, he turned it off, picked up his guitar, and this thought came to mind. “Without compassion and the willingness to really give more than we take, nothing will ever be different: anger, indifference and violence will remain.”
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  1. GOTTA GIVE

SWEET ELLEN

I am a rambling man  
Oh, I have lived my life  
With a knapsack on my back  
Guitar in my hand  
I have criss-crossed this land  
Carving out a living trying to do the best I can  
   
CHORUS  
       
Oh, I made a precious promise  
And like a fool I ran away  
I broke the heart of my Sweet Ellen 
I’m going to regret it until my dying day  
Whoa, haunted till my dying day  

   
Do you see this talisman?  
Hanging around my neck  
It’s there to remind me of the fool that I have been  
What was I thinking of, go ahead and hurt my love  
She’s more than just my lover; she’s my soul mate and best friend  
  
CHORUS       
  
Hope someday I find  
A little bit of peace of mind  
I will have another chance to share my loving heart  
With every breath I take  
I have learned from my mistakes, this time 
I will really love her and I will never let her down  
 
CHORUS 

That’s all I have to say ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

GONE TOO FAR 

Well I went to a party, I was feeling okay   
When I got home much to my dismay   
Somebody broke in and stole everything I had   
Well I think you went too far, when you stole my old guitar   
   
CHORUS

You can steal my shoes you can steal my clothes   
You can steal anything I suppose   
But I think you went too far   
When you stole my old guitar
   

Well, it might sound crazy, might sound absurd   
My guitar was my best friend like a beautiful bird   
For it helped me rise above when I felt so low   
Well, I think you went too far, when you stole my old guitar   
   
CHORUS
   
Anybody says that burglary’s a victimless crime   
They should talk to me cause it blew my mind   
Well, I felt so lost, like a puppy in the rain   
Well I think you went too far, when you stole my old guitar   

CHORUS

Well, I think you went too far  when you stole my old guitar 
Well, I think you went too far when you stole my old guitar.

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GO WEST ON 17 

Half way across the prairies, gazing into an open sky  
My heart is pounding with anticipation, tears of joy falling from my eyes  
   
CHORUS  
   
Hand in hand we will venture, what will be will be  
And all I can dream of darling, is that you’ll be with me  

  
Somehow we got lost in a sandstorm, and neither of us could clearly see  
Reach out and offer me your hand love, I promise that you can trust in me  
   
CHORUS  

Hand in hand we will venture, what will be will be   
And all I can dream of darling, is that you’ll be with me 

  
Here we are in the mountains and the forests, and living by the sea  
So glad we made the decision to go west on seventeen  
   
CHORUS  
   
Hand in hand we will venture, what will be will be  
And all I can dream of darling, is that you’ll be with me
  

And all I can dream of darling, is that you’ll share your life with me 

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OUR BIG HIT  

I was sitting in my car playing my mandolin   
Think I might write a song about the mood I’m in   
I’m as happy as I can be   
My pretty baby wants to be with me   
    
All my friends they say that I have changed   
They fear the worst, that I’ve gone insane   
With the things I say and the things I do   
Got me howling at the moon, calling out for you  
    
CHORUS   
        
For our love is bigger than the Beatles  
Lasts longer than the Rolling Stones   
It's sweeter than Peter, Paul and Mary
   
Our loving hearts have found a welcome home 
Our loving hearts have found a welcome home 

If my friends should corner me and say   
“Well, Hey there girl, why carry on this way?”   
They say “What oh what do you see in that man?”   
Well, I’ll tell them honey, so they’ll understand   
    
CHORUS         
   
Someday soon, you just wait and see   
They’ll be doing a love movie about you and me   
And Pierre Burton, he will narrate   
Wow, far in, I can hardly wait.   
    
CHORUS   
    
Our loving hearts have found a welcome home  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

IT"S A SHAME 

Last night, I saw the saddest thing, in my life I think I've ever seen, 
There was a young lad, begging on the street.  
His hair was matted, his pants were torn, and he had no shoes for his feet.  
  
CHORUS
                   
It’s a shame, it’s a shame 
Was he a victim of abuse, or got lost along the way?  
In either case, I think it’s a shame.  

  
So I stood around and contemplated for a while.  
What could I do to help it seems this poor misguided child?  
So I offered to buy him a meal and help him out that way.  

But he just said, “Give me the money and mind your own business, and let me be  
on my way.”  
   
CHORUS 
                   
It’s a shame, it’s a shame  
Was he a victim of abuse, or got lost along the way?   
In either case, I think it’s a shame. 

As the years, they will pass him by, will he beat the street,  
I hope he does, or simply fade away?  
And in my heart you know it bothers me,
  
A couple of years back, if things had turned out different,  
Hell, that could have been me.  
   
 CHORUS 

It’s a shame, it’s a shame 
Was he a victim of abuse, or got lost along the way?  
In either case, I think it’s a shame.  

In either case, I think it’s a shame.
 

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DO YOU SEE 

Gonna tell you a story about a man who looks like me  
Had a burning desire, to share all life’s realities   
From the moment that I saw you, as I gazed into your eyes   
I knew my dreams and aspirations, were about to materialize  
   
CHORUS  
                
Do you see what I see, do you   
Do you feel what I feel, do you   
Do you want what I want, do you   
Hope you do, yeah, really hope you do   

    
Just try and imagine, you and I another twenty years   
Hand in hand we will venture, no reason to fear   
    
CHORUS      

Hand in hand walking up the steps of time   
I’m so glad you chose to be a friend of mine   
To love me, hold me, and always think of me  
Honey, as I do for you   
    
CHORUS      

Do you see what I see, do you    
Do you feel what I feel, do you    
Do you want what I want, do you  
Hope you do, yeah, really hope you do

Really hope you do, really hope you do _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

THE B SIDE

Never thought I would find a little bit of peace of mind   
It came to be the day that I met you, as I gazed into your eyes   
That I came to realize, that I found a good friend in you   
    
CHORUS   
     
As we grow older day by day, and there are   
Changes in our lives   
Hope they’re all good and strong and true   
You mean so much to me; I hope that we will see  
A love that’ll last forever and be true, love that’ll last forever and be true   

    
Inch by inch and row by row, we can   
Plant our seeds with love and watch them grow   
I can learn from you and you can learn from me   
Together we’re meant to be, the magic of our love is our destiny   

CHORUS    
      
As we grow older day by day, and there are    
Changes in our lives    
Hope they’re all good and strong and true    
You mean so much to me; I hope that we will see   
A love that’ll last forever and be true, love that’ll last forever and be true

    
Someday when we’re both old and grey   
Still loving each other in a special way   
We’ll be sitting on the couch watching the TV   
We’ll see a movie about you and me, written just the way it turned out to be.   
    
CHORUS   
                  
As we grow older day by day, and there are   
Changes in our lives   
Hope they’re all good and strong and true  
You mean so much to me; I hope that we will see   
A love that’ll last forever and be true,
A love that’ll last forever and be true