What the Heart Knows

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Her fifth CD, “What The Heart Knows”, is the work of a seasoned musician and artist with its lush production and insightful songwriting.  Sticking to her alt country, folk and rock roots, Toni takes you on a ride through an emotional landscape through her powerful and intimate style of songwriting. Long term co-writer and producer Tim Ellis and Toni Land have created “a unique and timeless record that only happens with years of collaboration between artists”.  Ellis and Land understand the alchemy of creating beautiful music.

Unwilling to settle, Toni is an artist who is on the move into new territory.  She is crossing the bridge into a new land, a new Toni Land.  The path to transformation is not for the weak at heart but required to birth a song like Brand New World, a glimpse at the dark night of the soul reported by spiritual seekers.  Land is an artist that knows this kind of process, can report back about it and yet truly knows the joy of life and it’s celebration as in the raucous Doin’ All I Can Do.  The whole album reveals movement and change from Land’s last CD, “Lucky Cat”.  This Town Don’t Keep It’s People is adventurous and engaging as it turns a single spark into a blazing forest fire demonstrating an artist that is on an adventure and committed to engaging her listeners.  Toni does what Toni does best….creates simply and heartfully and keeps you coming back for more.


  • Brand New World (What the Heart Knows)

    Brand new world (©2011T. Land & T. Ellis)

    Powers out, the wind is loud

    Birds have found their caves

    Count the candles, pile the wood

    Chant nothing or everything be saved

     

    Time for a priest, time for a prayer

    The dark is wide as I see

    the ground’s the ceiling , it’s comin’ down

    This world don’t come with no guarantee

    Chorus

    (It’s a brand new world) but the sun ain’t shinin’ yet, it ain’t shining yet

    (It’s a brand new world) just about to happen

     

    Call me young, call me old

    What you say, don’t matter none

    Been through the alleys, been basement deep

    Seen things you can’t kill with a gun

     

    Flown blind, through the trees,

    Been buried in the dirt

    Passed through the gate and back again

    Just to stay on top of this earth

     

    (It’s a brand new world) but the sun aint shinin’, it aint shining yet

    (It’s a brand new world) just about to happen

     

    Bridge (chant) This is the night god talked to me outloud

    This is the night I was lost and I was found

    This is the night god talked to me outloud

    This is the night I was lost and I was found

     

    (It’s a brand new world) but the sun ain’t shinin’ yet, it ain’t shining yet

    (It’s a brand new world) just about to happen It’s a brand new world but the sun aint shinin’ yet, it aint shining yet

    (It’s a brand new world) just about to happen It’s a brand new world but the sun aint shinin’ yet, it aint shining yet

    (It’s a brand new world) just about to happen

    This is the night god talked to me outloud It’s a brand new world just about to happen

    This is the night god talked to me outloud

     

    Stagework Music

    252 Del Norte Lane Brookings, OR 97415

    ph: 541 469-5450 email: info@stagework.com

     

     

  • No More (What the Heart Knows)

    No More (©2011 T. Land & T. Ellis)

    I’m not paying no middle man no more

    Done bribing the guard at the gate

    Won’t try to get you to love me no more

    I’m creating my own fate

    Not waiting for that shoe to fall no more

    I won’t hold my breath till you’ll agree

    Used to love to love you, don’t feel good no more

    Can’t be what you want me to be

     

    You can leave

    You can stay

    Either way will be ok

    You can yell

    You can cry

    You won’t stop me no more

     

    Things aren’t black, white, right or wrong no more

    We each got a dark side to face

    Not a cruel word left for me to say no more

    Hey blaming you just a waste

    Won’t write a new ending for us no more

    That plan always falls flat

    Don’t want to have to change my ways no more

    I’ve lost my taste for that

     

    You can leave

    you can stay

    Either way will be OK

    You can yell

    You can cry

    You won’t stop me from changing my life

    you can beg

    You can  lie

    Do what you feel like you

    You can dance

    You can cheer you won’t stop me, nothing’s gonna stop me no more

     

     

    Contact: Stagework Music

    Toni Land (541) 469 5450 info@stagework.com

    252 Del Norte Lane

    Brookings, OR 97415

     

     

  • Stay in the Car (What the Heart Knows)

    Stay in the Car

    (©2011 T. Land & T. Ellis)

    Let me drive this ole car, for awhile or so

    I won’t go too fast, I won’t go too slow

    Take your hands off the wheel

    I’ll be just fine

    You took us this far, just let me drive

     

    Staaay, stay in the car

    I don’t wanna go home and be alone

     

    It’s time for a rest, we’ve been through too much

    Put your gloves down, there’s no fight in us

    Leave the hurt behind.

    Forget all we said

    Just feel the wind blow, lay back your head

     

    Staaay, stay in the car

    don’t want to go home and beee alone

     

    B section

    And I’ve been there, right where you are

    I’ve been down that road you’re traveling.

    I’ve gone too far and

    If we get lost, then we could be found

    So stay on this road, let’s drive right now, right now

     

    Let’s leave this old town just leave it behind

    Go make a new start just let me drive

    Staaay, stay in the car

    don’t want to go home and be alone

     

    Stagework Music

    252 Del Norte Lane Brookings, OR 97415

    email  info@stagework.com (541) 254 0719

  • Foolin’ Yourself, Foolin’ Around (What the Heart Knows)

    Fooling yourself fooling around (©2008 T. Land)

    I hate this state I put you in, again and again

    You need to find your joy inside. Don’t let it die

    You’re just fooling yourself fooling around with me

     

    Take your memories and leave, that’s all you need

    Don’t pack em up like precious cargo, ooo just go

    You’re just fooling yourself fooling around with me

    (Fooling)

     

    You tried to do it for love

    You tried to change your ways

    You tried to make it through

    All of these hard times

    But you’re just fooling yourself fooling around with me

    (Fooling)

     

    solo

     

    Don’t give me one more thing, just keep your ring

    If you can’t give your love away, I don’t need it anyway

    You’re just fooling yourself fooling around with me

    (Fooling)

     

    You tried to do it for love

    You tried to change your ways

    You tried to make it through

    All of these hard times (hard times)

    You’re just fooling yourself fooling around with me (Fooling)

    Fooling yourself fooling around with me (Fooling)

    Foolinh yourself fooling around with me

     

    Contact: Stagework Music

    Toni Land (541) 469 5450 info@stagework.com

    252 Del Norte Lane

    Brookings, OR 97415

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Doin’ All I can Do (What the Heart Knows)

    Doin all I can do (T. Land ©2008)

    Hey hey, What’s got into everyone these days

    Like a mazarati on an open highway

    I’m slow, slow, slow as an old pick up truck

    Kind for sale that cost about 50 bucks

     

    Hey I tell myself a nap is only fair

    ‘til I get here, I can’t get nowhere

    I swear Rome, no Rome wasn’t built in a day

    If I could get outta bed, it’ll all be ok , come on

     

    I’m doin’ all that I can do,

    Doin’ all that I can do

    Doin all that I can do

    Getting on over you

     

    When you left, you stopped me in my tracks

    even my car gave up and that’s a fact Jack

    I’m racing in my head but my feet won’t move

    but I’m pretty sure they will, pretty soon Come on!

     

    But I’m doin’ all that I can do,

    Doin’ all that I can do

    Doin all that I can do

    Getting on over you

     

    Ever since our last kiss

    Got just one thing left on my list

    That’s enough for me right now

    Anyhow

    Solo

    I’m doin’ all that I can do,

    Doin’ all that I can do

    Doin all that I can do

    Getting on over you

    I’m doin’ all that I can do,

    Doin’ all that I can do

    Doin all that I can do

    Getting on over you come on

    I’m doin’ all that I can do,

    Doin’ all that I can do

    Doin all that I can do

    Getting on over you

     

    Contact: Stagework Music

    Toni Land (541) 469 5450 info@stagework.com

    252 Del Norte Lane

    Brookings, OR 97415

     

     

  • What the Heart Knows (What the Heart Knows)

    What the Heart Knows (©2011 T. Land & T. Ellis)

    You call me sugar

    You call me baby

    that’s all fine

    I’ll call you sometime

    Don’t need to rush this

    I’m in no hurry

    been there before

    I heard the lions roar

     

    Not this time though

    I hear my heart beat

    It wants to purr

    wants be sure

    We might last and

    Might be special

    Gotta good start

    Gotta good start so far

     

    Oh when the mouth says what the heart knows

    Gonna be gonna be a real somebody

    When the mouth says that you’re in love

    You’ll be the one for me

     

    Give you my kisses

    Tell you my secrets

    Let you hear me sing

    Show you everything

    In time we’ll find out

    What people need is

    A home for their love

    That’s what I’m dreaming of

     

    Oh when the mouth says what the heart knows

    Gonna be gonna be a real somebody

    When the mouth says that you’re in love

    You’ll be the one for me

    I’m gonna throw love at you, see if it sticks

    Then I’m gonna know baby what makes you tick la, la , la, la, la

    solo

    Oh when the mouth says what the heart knows

    Gonna be gonna be a real somebody

    When the mouth says that you’re in love

    You’ll be the one for me

    Oh when the mouth says what the heart knows

    Gonna be gonna be a real somebody

    When the mouth says that you’re in love

    You’ll be the one for me

     

     

    Contact: Stagework Music

    Toni Land (541) 469 5450 info@stagework.com

    252 Del Norte Lane

    Brookings, OR 97415

     

  • Down Here in the South (What the Heart Knows)

    Down Here In The South (©2011 T. Land & T. Ellis)

    She worked for years in a field of weeds

    They said mam your job is make em all green

    Don’t worry honey,we’ll ship you up north

    With your mamma and your baby, just stay on course

     

    When you got nothing

    A dollars worth a lot

    When you got nothing

    Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

    Down here in the South

     

    Her husbands doing time for just speaking out his mind

    He believed in liberty, said it’d turn out all fine

    He taught her how to read and pledge allegiance to the flag

    Now for a buck, she’d give you the one in her bag

     

    When you got nothing

    A dollars worth a lot

    When you got nothing

    Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

    Down here in the South

     

    Two cops coming down hard on top of tenth

    Find an old worn out woman on the brink of death

    Strangled with an old flag on the last bus stop

    All dirty and crumbled and tied in a knot

     

    When you got nothing

    A dollars worth a lot

    When you got nothing

    Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

    Down here in the South

    Down here in the South

    Down here in the South

     

    Stagework Music

    252 Del Norte Lane Brookings, OR 97415

    ph: 541 254-0719 email: info@stagework.com

     

     

  • This Town Don’t Keep its People (What the Heart Knows)

    This Town Don’t Keep Its People.

    (©2011 T. Land)

    A lonely tender heart

    Don’t have a chance here

    it’s hard to put roots down in this cold cold ground

    People pack it up , can’t face another day

    broken trailers, rusted cars, signs of a quick get away

     

    This town don’t keep its people ‘round

    They all come long enough to find they aint strong enough

    This town don’t keep its people ‘round

    It a kind of a place that makes you face

    Everything gone wrong

     

    You were full of hope

    We were a new love

    It looked like something bright in this new found light

    Blame it on the storms just don’t you blame me

    Make another bed, find another town, tell another story

     

    This town don’t keep its people ‘round

    They all come long enough to find they aint strong enough

    This town don’t keep its people ‘round

    It a kind of a place that makes you face

    Everything gone wrong

    solo

     

    This town don’t keep its people ‘round

    They all come long enough to find they aint strong enough

    This town don’t keep its people ‘round

    It a kind of a place that makes you face

    Everything gone wrong

     

    Contact: Stagework Music

    Toni Land (541) 469 5450 info@stagework.com

    252 Del Norte Lane

    Brookings, OR 97415

     

  • Crazy Lilly (What the Heart Knows)

    Crazy Lilly (T. Land ©2005)

    Town people think she’s crazy, I know she’s not

    She just loves and hates ya, gives you all she’s got

    A little low on courage, kinda hard on herself

    But when she gets to dancing, she don’t need no help

    All drunk and dizzy

    They call her crazy

    Crazy Lilly

     

    Lilly knows a secret world, what it’s got to give

    Alone up on a mountain top, Lilly learned to live

    No one knows what Lilly knows Lilly knows a lot

    Of old ways, wise ways that people have forgot

    They call her crazy

    They call her crazy

    Crazy Lilly

     

    In the hills of Jacksonville, about a half days walk from town

    Everyone she ever knew is either dead or not around

    She been lonely so long

    She’s still holding on

    Crazy Lilly

     

    Lilly Lay her hands on Lilly raise the dead

    Her grandpa was a healer she learned the ways back then

    She was never of this world, only of the past

    Someone could walk again if they’d only asked

    They call her crazy

    They call her crazy

    Crazy Lilly

  • Just a Fool (What the Heart Knows)

    Just A Fool (©05 T. Land & T. Ellis)

    You were’t worth 30 cents when I first met you baby

    Scribbling schemes talking loud in your worn out shoes

    Out of track, out of time until you saw me coming

    Flying round the bend right on cue

     

    Love took you by the heart turned your whole life golden

    You had everything any man ever needs

    Could have planted roses with a little bit of patience

    But all you ever grew was a patch of weeds

     

    My love makes you rich like a king

    My love makes you lucky even as a fool

    Now you’re just a fool

    Just a fool

     

    Have you come back to me like a poor hungry begger

    Trying to put the pieces back together like they were

    It’s too late, you used up all your chances

    I found someone new who knows for sure

     

    He knows that my love makes him rich like a king

    My love makes him lucky even as a fool

    He knows he’s just a fool

    A lucky fool 00h00h 0hh

    Just a fool 00h00h 0hh

    Just a fool

    Solo

    He knows that my love makes him rich like a king

    My love made you lucky even as a fool

    Now you’re just a fool

    He knows that my love makes him rich like a king

    My love made you lucky even as a fool.

    Now you’re just a fool

    Just a fool 00h00h 0hh Just a fool 00h00h Just a fool.

     

    Contact: Stagework Music

    Toni Land (541) 469 5450 info@stagework.com

    252 Del Norte Lane

    Brookings, OR 97415