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Ross now has four CD's under his belt, produced at the beautiful state of the art Escarpment Studio in Belwood, Ontario.

A purely Canadian talent, Ross now has songs charting in Europe.  SEND HER ALL MY ANGELS recently reached #1, and before that BEAUTIFUL SUNRISE also reached #1.  NOW AND THEN is currently at #7.

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ROLL WITH IT CD Lyrics

ROLL WITH IT 

by Ross Kennedy

Verse 1 
Can't send the rain back to where it came from 
So let it do what it must do 
Can't make the tide come any sooner 
And it leaves when it wants to 

CHORUS 
But we can roll with it  
What we can't control one bit 
And if it bothers you get over it  
And roll with it 
Yeah roll with it 
Just roll with it 

Verse 2 
Can't make the stars shine any brighter 
Can't stop the snow from falling down 
Can't stop the autumn wind from changing 
And we can't turn the wind around 

CHORUS 
But we can roll with it  
What we can't control one bit 
And if it bothers you get over it  
And roll with it 
Yeah roll with it 
Just roll with it 

Verse 3 
We don't get too upset 
About things we can't change 
The best is coming yet 
And bad memories fade 
Sometimes our lessons learned are painful 
Don't understand what we can't see 
After a while we understand it 
And we can't fight our destiny 

CHORUS 
But we can roll with it  
What we can't control one bit 
And if it bothers you get over it  
And roll with it 
Yeah roll with it 
Just roll with it

 

FAREWELL TO NOVA SCOTIA 
(Traditional  Cover) 

Verse 1 
The sun was setting in the west 
The birds were singing on every tree 
All nature seemed in tune for a rest 
But still there was no rest for me  

CHORUS 
Farewell to Nova Scotia the seabound coast 
With your mountains dark and dreary be 
For when I'm far away on the briny ocean tossed 
Will you ever breathe a sigh or a wish for me 

Verse 2 
I grieve to leave my native land 
I grieve to leave my comrades all 
My aged parents who I love so dear 
And the bonny bonny girl who waits for me 

CHORUS 
Farewell to Nova Scotia the seabound coast 
With your mountains dark and dreary be 
For when I'm far away on the briny ocean tossed 
Will you ever breathe a sigh or a wish for me 

Verse 3 
The drums do beat and the wars do alarm 
The Captain calls I must obey 
So farewell farewell to Nova Scotia's charms 
For it's early in the morning I am far far away 

Verse 4 
I have three brothers laid to rest 
Their arms are folded across their chest 
But for a sailor guy like me 
I must be tossed and driven by the deep blue sea 

CHORUS 
Farewell to Nova Scotia the seabound coast 
With your mountains dark and dreary be 
For when I'm far away on the briny ocean tossed 
Will you ever breathe a sigh or a wish for me 
Will you ever breathe a sigh or a wish for me

 

BIG CITY COUNTRY GIRL 

by Ross Kennedy

Verse 1 
I found a country girl livin' in big city world 
She's as natural as can be 
Should see the way she looks at me 
I always wanted a country girl from the very start 

CHORUS 
I found country isn't where you live 
It's what lives down in your heart heart 
What lives down in your heart 
It doesn't come down to where you live 
It comes down to what lives down in your heart heart 
What lives down in your heart 

Verse 2 
Well she could pass for a movie queen 
She's not really into that scene 
She's got feelings I can feel 
I just love how she keeps it real 

Verse 3 
She's not much for high society 
Or into every day reality 
She sees things others cannot see 
She's hard working as can be 

Verse 4 
She's a country girl 
Living in big city world 
She's as natural as can be 
Should see the way she looks at me  
And there's a lot of country girls living in big city world 

CHORUS 
I found country isn't where you live 
It's what lives down in your heart heart 
What lives down in your heart 
It doesn't come down to where you live 
It comes down to what lives down in your heart heart 
I love what lives down in your heart 
I found a country girl

 

BLUE JEANS AND HEELS 

by Ross Kennedy

Verse 1 
Car pulled up radio singin' 
I look up who's this vehicle bringin' 
She slowly slides out one leg at a time 
It's my lady in blue jeans 
Don't she look fine 

CHORUS 
My lady in blue jeans 
Knows how it makes me feel 
Lady in blue jeans 
Blue jeans and heels 

Verse 2 
Walks over to me 
Perfect smile showing 
Says to me how's your day going 
Look in her eye seems to know me somehow 
Look in my eye I say it's goin' good now 
Goin' good now 

CHORUS 
Cause you're my lady in blue jeans 
Knows how it makes me feel 
Lady in blue jeans 
Blue jeans and heels 

Verse 3 
We can go walkin' mm hmmm 
And see what we can see 
A little slow talking mm hmmm 
She looks dressed up to me 

CHORUS 
Cause she's my lady in blue jeans 
Knows how it makes me feel 
Lady in blue jeans 
Blue jeans and heels 
Lady in blue jeans 
Blue jeans and heels

 

MARY ELLEN CARTER 
by Stan Rodgers sung by Ross Kennedy

Verse 1 
She went down last October in a pourin' drivin' rain 
The Skipper he'd been drinkin' and the mate he felt no pain 
Too close to three mile rock and she was dealt her mortal blow 
And the Mary Ellen Carter settled low 

Verse 2 
There were just us five aboard her when she finally was awash 
We fought so hard to save her regardless of the cost 
And the moan she gave when she went down caused us to proclaim 
The Mary Ellen Carter would rise again 

Verse 3 
Well the owner wrote her off not a nickle they would spend 
She gave twenty years of service boys then met her sorry end 
The insurance paid our loss to us then let her rest below 
And then they laughed at us said we had to go 

Verse 4 
We talked of her all winter sometimes 'round the clock 
She's worth a quarter million afloat and at the dock 
And with every jar that hit the bar we swore we would remain 
And make the Mary Ellen Carter rise again 

CHORUS 
Rise again rise again 
Let her name not be lost to the knowledge of men 
And those who loved her best and were with her to the end 
Will make the Mary Ellen Carter rise again 

Verse 5 
Well we've been out here with her since the spring 
On a barge lent by a friend 
Three dives a day in a hard hat suit and twice I've had the bends 
Thank God it's only sixty feet and the current here is slow 
Or I'd never have the strength to go below 

Verse 6 
But we patched her rents and stopped her vents 
Got hatch and porthole down  
Tied cables to her fore and aft and girdered her around 
Tomorrow noon we hit the air and take up on the strain 
And watch the Mary Ellen Carter rise again 

CHORUS 
Rise again rise again 
Let her name not be lost to the knowledge of men 
And those who loved her best and were with her to the end 
We made the Mary Ellen Carter rise again 

Verse 7 
Well we couldn't leave her there you see 
To crumble into shale 
She saved our lives so many times 
Livin' through the gale 
And those laughin' drunken rats that sent her to her sorry grave 
They won't be laughin' in another day 

Verse 8 
And to you whom adversity has dealt it's final blow 
With smilin' weasels lyin' to you everywhere you go 
Turn to and put all your strength of arm and heart and brain 
And like the Mary Ellen Carter rise again 
Rise again rise again 
Though your heart it be broke and your life about to end 
Like the Mary Ellen Carter rise again 

Verse 9 
No matter what your loss be it a home a love a friend 
Like the Mary Ellen Carter rise again 
Rise again rise again 
Though your heart it be broke and your life about to end 
Like the Mary Ellen Carter rise again 
No matter what your loss be it a home a love a friend 
Like the Mary Ellen Carter rise again 
Just like the Mary Ellen Carter rise again

 

CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS 

by Ross Kennedy

Verse 1 
There's a place in this old world that everyone should see 
Been there many times because it's in my country 
It's at the eastern end of my land that's strong and free 
Cape Breton Highlands calling me calling me 
Cape Breton Highlands calling me 

Verse 2 
Inspiration overcomes me without fail 
Every time I travel on the Cabot Trail 
Watch those rugged lobster boats settin' sail 
Cape Breton Highlands calling me calling me 
Cape Breton Highlands calling me 

Verse 3 
Watch those vessels navigate the rocky shores 
Experience fishermen work the ocean floor 
Seems there's a welcome on everybody's door 
Cape Breton Highlands calling me 

Verse 4 
Around every corner another view more than you could wish 
And I'll probably taste a hearty seafood dish 
I'll golf Stanley's famous course in Ingonish 
Cape Breton Highlands calling me calling me 
Cape Breton Highlands calling me 

Verse 5 
Celtic sounds is the music of the day 
Kitchen parties and how we love a good calleagh 
How we love to hear those lively fiddles play 
Cape Breton Highlands calling me calling me 
Cape Breton Highlands calling me 

Verse 6 
Well I love my land from sea to shining sea 
From the Rockies all across the great prairie 
But there's one place that my heart will always be 
Cape Breton Highlands calling me calling me 
Cape Breton Highlands calling me calling me 
Cape Breton Highlands calling me

 

 ROVIN' ALL OVER THIS LAND 
by Stompin' Tom Conners sung by Ross Kennedy 

CHORUS 
From the island of Vancouver to the isle of Newfoundland 
There's daisies by the wayside and the pastures green again 
A bluebird on the fence post has summer in his song 
While out on the open highway I thumb my way along 
Rovin' all over this land 
Rovin' all over this land 

Verse 1 
With a knapsack on my shoulder and a flat top by my side 
I roam this great north country and I feel so free inside 
There stops an old hay wagon I climb up on the load 
And munch on a big red apple as we jog along the road 
Rovin' all over this land 
Rovin' all over this land 

Verse 2 
You can find me by the river where the lively otter plays 
Or asleep beside the meadow where the lazy cattle graze 
You'll find me in the back seat of a car that moves along 
To the rhythm of my flat top and an old hitchhikers song 
Rovin' all over this land 
Rovin' all over this land 

Verse 3 
Here comes an old truck driver I can tell by the way he smiles 
I'll sing and pick my flat top for the next two hundred miles 
Then a little voice will tell me that I've made another friend 
I'll share his bacon sandwich and I'm on the road again 
Rovin' all over this land 
Rovin' all over this land 

CHORUS 
From the island of Vancouver to the isle of Newfoundland 
There's daisies by the wayside and the pastures green again 
A bluebird on the fence post has summer in his song 
While out on the open highway I thumb my way along 
Rovin' all over this land 
Rovin' all over this land 
Rovin' all over this land

 

I'M A STALLIAN 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
You found me in a blizzard on that winter's day 
I was cold I was hungry I was lame 
My defenses were down I have to say 
You took me to your barn and gave me oats and hay 
Oats and hay oats and hay 

Verse 2 
I said I used to be a stallian fast and strong 
But now I feel that I don't belong 
Seems like everything I do turns out wrong 
You didn't listen you just sang me your songs 
Your healin' songs your healin' songs 

Verse 3 
You said you'd nurse me back to health then let me go 
In warmer weather when there was no snow 
And the vet she said I'd be okay 
And your songs you continued to play 
Your healin' songs your healin' songs 

Verse 4 
I'm fast I'm strong I'm a stallian don't you know 
Climb on my back I'll take you where you need to go 
Feel the sun feel the coolness of the breeze 
Feel my heart feel my soul feel my beat 
Feel the beat feel the beat 

Verse 5 
Springtime came it was green there was no snow 
As promised it was time for me to go 
I felt life I felt love I felt bliss 
I turned one last look I said to you remember this 
Remember this remember this 

Verse 6 
I'm fast I'm strong I'm a stallian don't you know 
When life gets tough I'll take you where you need to go 
In your dreams I'll be coming back to you 
After what you've done it's the least that I can do 
That I can do that I can do 
I'll be coming back when it's time to say thank you

 

BROWN EYED ANGEL 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
Sometimes you wonder who you are 
Ahhh ahh but I think I know you well 
Watched you for some time now you're a brown eyed angel 

CHORUS 
Brown eyed angel look my way brown eyed angel make my day 
You'll love until forever turns into forever whatever that might mean 
Make this life a dream brown eyed angel 

Verse 2 
Sometimes you're kind of edgy 'cause you think that that's so cool 
Gotta tell you brown eyed angel that that's not really you 
You're tryin' hard to be a glitzy girl ahhh ahh but it doesn't suit you well 
So go ahead and be yourself you're a brown eyed angel 

CHORUS 
Brown eyed angel look my way brown eyed angel make my day 
You'll love until forever turns into forever whatever that might mean 
Make this life a dream brown eyed angel 

Verse 3 
And in a world that can go crazy ahh you're still everybody's friend 
You'll treat everybody equally until the very end 
So don't try to be no glitzy girl ahhh ahh it'll never suit you well 
Smile and laugh and be yourself you're a brown eyed angel 

CHORUS 
Brown eyed angel look my way brown eyed angel make my day 
You'll love until forever turns into forever whatever that might mean 
Make this life a dream brown eyed angel 
You're my brown eyed angel  
I love ya brown eyed angel 
Brown eyed angel look my way 
Brown eyed angel look my way 
 

WAITING FOR YOU 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
Relax little baby we've been waiting for you 
You got your mother your father and your grandparents too 
You got your aunts you got your uncles and cousins more than a few 
So relax little baby we've been waiting for you oooh you you you 

Verse 2 
We've been waiting for your birth since I don't know when 
So glad that our souls are together again 
So many lifetimes that we've all been through 
So relax little baby we've been waiting for you oooh you you you  

Verse 3 
The future is yours live your life and be glad 
Don't listen to those who say this world is bad 
Some choose to think poorly but we always knew 
That we'd be waiting for you oooh you oooh you you you 

Verse 4 
So relax little babies all new boys and girls 
Relax little babies all over this world 
A new day is dawning the future is true 
So relax little baby we've been waiting for you oooh you you you 

Verse 5 
You'll grow older little baby but you take your time 
Before long you'll be singing your own nursery rhymes 
We'll teach you your lessons we'll learn from you too 
And when you are older we'll be waitin' here for you oooh you you you 

So relax little baby

 

SPRINGTIME GREEN 
by Ross Kennedy 

CHORUS 
Springtime green and sky of blue 
Springtime green heals me and you 
Springtime green white winter's through 
Springtime green heals me and you 

Verse 1 
I love the summer time and I love fall and winter too 
Any season is just fine and I love spendin' time with you 
Still I love that springtime green when life starts anew 
Springtime green heals me and you 

CHORUS 
Springtime green and sky of blue 
Springtime green heals me and you 
Springtime green white winter's through 
Springtime green heals me and you 

Verse 2 
When winter's ice and snow are healed by the warmth of the sun 
And sometimes life's icy blows are healed by the warmth of someone 
You gotta love that springtime green when life starts anew 
And springtime green heals me and you 

CHORUS 
Springtime green and sky of blue 
Springtime green heals me and you 
Springtime green white winter's through 
Springtime green heals me and you 

Springtime green and sky of blue 
Springtime green heals me and you

 

LITTLE BIT NORTH OF THOMPSON 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
I left Cape Breton Nova Scotia to work in Northern Manitoba 
They said buddy you should go to where the Nelson River flows 
I met people from all across my land 
From BC to the coast of Newfoundland 
But I'm a little bit north my son a little bit north of Thompson 
Working on the Nelson  

Verse 2 
I worked with JP and with Joe from PEI from Ontario 
And Josh who made the trek from the city of Quebec 
Johnny from the island of Vancouver 
Working for the same guys that built the Hoover  
A little bit north my son a little bit north of Thompson 

Verse 3 
Well Terry he's from Edmonton and Charlie's from the Sioux 
Darren's from New Brunswick Ray Rioux from Saskatchewan's here too 
And Garlen's from Gander City Brian's from Gaspe 
Rick Royd lives near Winnipeg we're all from Canada eh 

Verse 4 
Side by side we work together sometimes we even share a little laugh 
And you wouldn't believe the weather  
Seems like summer only lasts a week and a half 
When you're a little bit north my son a little bit north of Thompson 

Verse 5 
Well I put in my twenty days collected a couple of pays 
Now put me on that silver bird and fly me home  
Then I won't be so blue just so much space and time can do 
Once again my life will be my own 
After my break my son I'll go back to the Nelson 

Verse 6 
And when you turn on your lights so you can see 
Think of the women and the men just like me 
Who are bringing you electricity 
From a little bit north my son a little bit north of Thompson 

Verse 7 
And I know years down the road when I look back 
Smilin' memories of my friends from Keeyask  
We built this mighty dam 
We're all Canadian 
A little bit north my son a little bit north of Thompson 

Verse 8 
I left my home in Nova Scotia to work in friendly Manitoba 
They said buddy you should go to where the Nelson River flows 
Now this is where I am building this Keeyask Dam 
But I'm a little bit north my son a little bit north of Thompson 
Working on the Nelson 
A little bit north of Thompson 
A little bit north of Thompson