The West


© copyright David Ward and Michael Ward 1995 – 2015
Recording engineered by Daniel Fernandez 2008

I traveled around the country quite a bit when I was younger and was inspired by my travels to write the lyrics to The West. My brother put the lyrics to some music he created and also came up with the melody and harmonies for the song, as well as the arrangement. Then my brother Daniel recorded it with me singing and Mike playing guitar. Play this video (Yosemite National Park, above) to hear the song and here are the words…

Watch the sun, sets in the west,
Drops beneath the ocean crest.
Cool waters, deep and blue;
Golden sunrays warm me through.
Pretty girls and sandy beaches;
Follow the sun to its far off reaches.

From the mountains to the sea I know that it’s the best,
I’ve been around enough to see my home is in the West.

Look to the mountains standing high,
Jagged peaks at the edge of the sky.
Blankets the ground, white snow so cold,
Frosting the pine trees countless years old.
Breathe in the air so crisp and pure,
Feels so strong, feels just like a cure.

From the mountains to the sea I know that it’s the best,
I’ve been around enough to see my home is in the West.

I’ve traveled the land far and wide,
Good times always there at my side.
Now through it all there’s one thing I see;
There’s only one place I’d rather be.
And when my soul yearns for a rest,
‘Turn to my home, back to the West.

From the mountains to the sea I know that it’s the best,
I’ve been around enough to see my home is in the West.

I know my home is in the West
I know my home is in the West
I know my home is in the West
I know my home is in the West

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