Never Felt Like Travelling The World

by Mike Ferguson

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The songs recorded for this album were done for fun and had no intentions to see the light of day. However, constant prodding from friends has given me enough courage to release it. It is a work focusing on performance, not cold and lifeless perfection. Hopefully you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

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released September 3, 2013

All instruments and Vocals performed by Mike Ferguson with the exception of track 1 (French Horn and Trumpet played by Joe Sharp) and track 5 (Drums played by Steve Thomas). Album cover by Jamal Neufeld.

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Track Name: You're Not The Only One
I've never been so far away from home
It's not easy to ignore it when you're always on the phone

I haven't made a friend in quite some time
It's not easy to get out there when I'd rather stay behind

You can not give up on yourself
You're not the only one
Love's never ending
And there's always room for more

I've never seen a love so strong and pure
But I've never been invited I'm just locked at the door

You can not give up on yourself
You're not the only one
Love's never ending
And there's always room for more

If I could I would ask for more
But I don't believe I deserve it so I'll let it slide forever more

I've never loved someone like this before
And I need it more than ever because a long time has come and gone

You can not give up on yourself
You're not the only one
Love's never ending
And there's always room for more
Track Name: How I Got There
I've been in and out of a daze
Creeping up on my own malaise
I don't know just how I got there
I just know that I was so scared

It's been one long year
So glad to see you here
I don't know just what's out there
I only know what I've got in here

You say, "If it's so, then it's so"
But that's what I want to know

I need a road to the Kingdom
A couple of months will take you there

I was out on my own
Growing up but not alone
I don't know just how I got there
I just know that it's not a samaritan snare

You say, "If it's so, then it's so"
But that's what I want to know

I need a road to the Kingdom
A couple of months will take you there

I was waiting on the end
Of a year that didn't ever bend
In my favour it was a nightmare
I was caught in some sort of hellish icy glare

I tried to look back
But it nearly knocked me off the track
I had some special people with me
I'm still surprised that they didn't kill me

You say, "If it's so, then it's so"
But that's what I want to know

I need a road to the Kingdom
A couple of months will take you there
Track Name: Let's Give It Up
Let's give it up for the ones
Who make us smile
They make it all worthwhile

They make our day
Because they're not afraid to say
That we're okay
Let's give it up

It's been a while but it's good to see that we can pick it up where we left off
Lets give it up for the friends we found and the sadness of those we've lost


It's good to see you after a long day when my dreams feel like they're fading away
Lets give it up for the ones we love and the ones who always say
We're okay

It's never good enough to say
That life won't get better unless we pray
It happens all the time
You've got to get out on your own
And then see that you're never alone
It happens all the time

Let's give it up for the ones
Who make us smile
Who make it all worthwhile

They make our day
Because they're not afraid to say
That we're okay
Let's give it up
Track Name: Never Felt Like Travelling The World
All my friends have gone
They've left but linger on

All my friends want out
They've left no trace of doubt

It makes me feel so wrong
I'd love to sing their songs

I don't know what's wrong with me
But I've never felt like travelling the world

I'm happy where I am
If you can't understand

That's okay with me
We've all got different plans

I may change my mind
But only by nature's design

If I can't see the sign
I must be out of my mind

I don't know what's wrong with me
But I've never felt like travelling the world
Track Name: Did It Mean Anything
Did it mean anything
You don't talk the same as you did back then

Does it mean anything
when I say that we're hanging by a thread now

Did it mean anything
Or did you see it as a means to an end

Does it mean anything
Our paths crossing again as old friends


To ask for change is what I can't do
I spent too many years following you
Time to let it go
Let it go

The time for solitude is over
I'm undone

The time for peace is over
We're overrun

The time for change is over
We're out of luck

The time for love is over
It's not there

The time for change is over
It's not there

The time for Love is over
You don't care

The time for change is over
You don't care
Track Name: Find Your Way
Four months ago to the day
You said you'd never run away
From the problems that built your life
The lies you told the fights you staged

Now that you've changed your mind
One man stands left behind
The enduring chill runs down his spine
The colder it gets the further you walk away

If you can't find a way
You've gotta make one yourself I say
You can't start to change your ways
If you keep on running away

I remember when you stumbled in
No one knew just where you'd been
And you mistook my concern
For God only knows

I actually saw you yesterday
But I couldn't bring myself to say
A word to you
But I couldn't turn away

If you can't find a way
You've gotta make one yourself I say
You can't start to change your ways
If you keep on running away

What could I do after you'd gone
I couldn't sit still
I just didn't belong

Everyday's the same I guess
You work real hard and do you're best
But if something goes wrong you start to doubt God
Can't prove He's there can't prove He's not

If you can't find a way
You've gotta make one yourself I say
You can't start to change your ways
If you keep on running away
Track Name: Forget The Drama
You get home and you say
You're running out of time
But you're not being timed
So what do you mean?

You say it doesn't feel
Like you're in control
Like you're in control
Yeah I know what you mean

So you've made some bad decisions in your life
It's like you started a war that you didn't want to fight
At least you're smart enough to make things right for you
Be glad that you know just what you need to do

There have been times
Where you've asked for advice
I don't believe in advice
I'd rather tell you the truth

You'll get through this, I know it for sure, I know it for sure
And you know it I'm sure

If you take the trouble
And forget the drama
You can pass it by
You'll just have to try

To block out the drama
It's something you can do
It just depends if you want to
It just depends if you want to

So you've made some bad decisions in your life
It's like you started a war that you didn't want to fight
At least you're smart enough to make things right for you
Be glad that you know just what you need to do
Track Name: I'd Love To Say
We're breaking up out here
Times are hard
Society crumbles away

A lot of talk going around
Despite having nothing to say

I'd love to say
It's never hard
(It feels like you don't mind)
what do we do?

The nation state is dead
Too much pride going around

Greed reigns, running billions to the ground

I'd love to say
It's never hard
(It feels like I/you don't mind)
what do we do?
Track Name: Undone
You can't count but you've got the time
You've even got your disguise

Over time you start to run
Despite your wanting the prize

And though you know you're gonna be caught
The war has yet to be fought

And though you run you know in time
That it's you who'll have to be bought

It's easy to find your lie
It's easy to find who you are
It's easy to find that you're gone
It's easy to run, it's easy to run
It's easy to run

When you're undone

And though you see that you're never around
It takes you to another side

And though you find that you've got the cash
You hide it all away in a secret stash

And though you feel that you're in control
The lights always bring you down

And though you feel your always on the run
You head out and buy a gun

It's easy to find you're holding on
It's easy to see that you've become
You're always running, holding onto the sun
You fight it all just to be alone but you give up on yourself

When you're undone
It helps to go home


You like to be what you can't explain
It helps you to pass the time

And though you find that you're over explained
You can't help but shake the fine

And though you feel that you're out of control
It helps you feign design

And though you know that you're on the run
You can't help but follow the sign
And it helps you to get outside

When you're undone
Track Name: Invisible
Every now and then
I turn invisible again
My skin grows thin
And every meaning I spin

Every now and then
I loathe my place
And every minute I waste
And into hiding I haste

Words fly past me
Like glances in the dark
While my words fly past them
Rarely hitting the mark

I don't want to do something
That I might regret
I don't want to be lonely
At least not yet
I don't want to be someone
Who can't pull through
And I don't want just anyone
I want you to follow me

In most areas I find
That I've fallen so far behind
And in others
I barely scratch the surface

Many times I'm glad
To look around and see
That there's no one there but me
And I can release

Words fly past me
Like glances in the dark
While my words fly past them
Rarely hitting the mark
Track Name: It Makes No Difference
It makes no difference to me

What you believe
As long as you believe
Who you believe
As long as you don't deceive

For years I went out on a limb
Defending every fight you were in
Taking the heat for every decision you made
Regardless of who you played

But times have changed
Ideas rearranged
There's no one left to blame

And now It makes no difference to me

What you believe
As long as you believe
Who you believe
As long as you don't deceive
Why you believe
You don't believe in me
It makes no difference to me

I've run it all through my head
And read all there is to be read
What we have is the last thing I need

Now it makes no difference to me
Track Name: May 22nd
The room spins 'round
The light had to split
The feeling has been found
The spark was lit

Something's happening here
Something feels very real
I felt A brief pang of fear
As I applied the seal

Through time we'll stand
Answerable to only our own demands
Nothing is simple
No person is truly free
But we try to be

Something's happening here
What could it be?
A life time of joy
Compressed in a memory
Track Name: Not Alone
I got that feeling again last night
It's always that something you can't fight

It's that quaint little feeling you get in the middle of the night
When you know something's wrong yeah something's not right
When you wake up next morning and you get out of bed
All the dreams that you had just run through your head

And then one day you find you're feeling insecure
And all the people you need to talk to don't seem to be there for you any more

And you don't believe in yourself any more
And you don't believe in what you're waiting for
And you want to run through that open door
And you forget what you're living for

It's when you open up to the ones you can trust
You lift the weight of the world off your heart

And that's when you realize that you're not left alone to fall
Your friends are there after all

But there's one friend that I'll never forget
It was her who fixed my heart
When I was down she'd pick me up
And give me a fresh start

And then one day you find you're feeling insecure
And all the people you need to talk to don't seem to be there for you any more

But now you believe in yourself again
And you find that you have many friends
Now you want to start again
And you feel like you again

I got that feeling again last night
But it's alright
Track Name: Should I Ever Lose My Faith In You
I've been down and out many times
I've been holding out for the sublime
You're the only reason I've come so far
You're the only reason I've come through

But these days have me beat
I can't help but think We're all on repeat
The institutions that we rely on
Are shackled with the limitations we tie on

This deck of cards would crumble
The keys would fall off the board
Through this life I would surely stumble
Wishing someone would cut the chord

Should I ever lose my faith in you

Leaders are hardly able to keep up
With the people they choose to corrupt
No party will come close
To the ideals we all need the most

This world would fall to pieces
This life would cease to bring joy
As the pressure ever increases
Many lives would they no hesitate to destroy

This world would fall to pieces
This life would cease to bring any joy
As the pressure ever increases
Many lives would they not hesitate to destroy

Should I ever lose my faith in you

I don't know what I have to say
But sometimes you've gotta let it go that way
I thought that I never would succeed
What's life to be or not to be?
I've got to get out of the way
I know life's gonna be better one day
And if I don't I expect to hear you say
Why'd you get this way?

Should I ever lose my faith in you
Track Name: Regret
I sat in a lecture hall for more years than I could take
Listened to theories that only came out half baked

Of this life I fooled myself to partake
My dreaded mistake

Just when I had decided to leave
My reality I could not believe

I met someone whose love
Would never let me grieve

I met someone whose life
Would never be parted from my own

When I rise
I can't regret last night
Even when I was crazy I was looking for a life
That wasn't my own

When I die
I can't regret this life
Even when I was walking on the edge of a knife
Cutting deep

When I die
I can't regret this life
Even when I was walking on the edge of a knife
Cutting deep
Track Name: Where Did You Go
Where did you go
Right now I need to know
You've been gone so long
You've been gone so long

So much to say
But there's no way
It builds up inside
Longing to cross nights' divide

It's hard to believe
That we'll meet again
Time can be a healer
But it's rarely a friend

Where did you go
No one seems to know
I looked for your image in the sky
On my life I really tried

I wish I could say
That I'd forget you one day
But I don't think I will
I really don't think I will

It's hard to believe
That we'll meet again
Time can be a healer
But it's rarely a friend