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Happy New Year! 

Happy New Year to all of you! Thank you for a fabulous 2016! I can not wait to hear what lies in store for 2017. 
I wanted to let you know I have been traveling a bit. I have been sharing this site, Sutton Aquarius, along with The Knoxville Sound all over the United States. I have been sharing our Into the Blue project with police officers. I have been the humbled recipient of many hugs and tears. Charles Richardson and Sande Sue Riggs  - your hard work and music is appreciated all over the country.
I have also been sharing the news about the Gatlinburg and Smoky Mountain fires. People in every state have offered their prayers and kind words. I have had a few come up to me after they had time to listen to our song, and tell me how moved they were. No one has donated via this site, but I feel confident that people may have donated or became involved in other ways. Thanks to Gene Blair, Perry Bonck, Scott Neubert, Steve Holland, Sande Sue Riggs, David Hawkins and Heidi Monika Johnson for all of their hard work.
The Roadside Recordings section has been a popular place for truckers and travelers. Thanks to Gene Blair for all of his hard work on the songs there.
2017 is wide open and more music is on the horizon. To be a part of this site or The Knoxville Sound, just send me a message. At least one of us has a project going on or a charitable cause needing your participation at any given time. :)  
Thanks for all of your support! Let's rock 2017!

Merry Christmas 

The sun shines on 
This ol’ frosty ridge 
Cardinals hoping to find 
Seed on the lawn 
Just a smidge 
Tennessee on my mind... 

Chimney smoke fills 
The evening skies 
Blends into the Heavens 
Mountains grow still 
Until the sunrise 
As Christmas begins... 

I took a ride 
Away from there 
Oh how I wish to be 
Mountainside 
It’s my prayer 
Christmas in Tennessee... 

It’s not a time of day 
Or hour at night 
It’s just a feeling 
It’s the way 
It’s the light 
Immersed in healing... 

The moonlight 
Casts a glow 
Across December’s freeze 
Glitters in the night 
On the new fallen snow 
Christmas in Tennessee... 

I took a ride
Away from there 
Oh how I wish to be 
Mountainside 
It’s my prayer 
Christmas in Tennessee... 

©Beth Sutton

Down the Old Road 

Good morning...  I have a special announcement to make today. A few days ago I posted lyrics I wrote about the terrible fires in Gatlinburd and the Great Smoky Mountains. I have been blessed and humbled by the hundreds of shares and comments. Some wonderfully talented artists wanted to record the lyrics. So, we now have a page here with their hard work. Thank you to everyone involved in this project. It has been an emotional, yet, uplifting project. 

Please visit the page at:

Down the Old Road

Updates! 

Hello! We have some new music and updates! Sande Sue Riggs, a former law enforcement officer, has made a cover recording of Into the Blue. You can find it on the Into the Blue page. 
Several new songs are also in the works from Sande and others...still under wraps, but I am so excited to have all of these fine folks in my little world. 
I have been travelling on and off throughout the country sharing music and the artists involved in Sutton Aquarius and The Knoxville Sound.  Soon we will be heading out again. If you find one of our cards, let us know you stopped by. We appreciate all of your support!
Watch this space for more updates over the coming week! have a great  

Red Lights and Rain 

Heading to North Carolina and it is rainy in spots....so I thought I would share Red Lights and Rain. Jeff S Jones did such an amazing job on this one, and he made a video. I tried, but my video skills are lacking. Too blind to figure it out! 

Be Mine 

A dark love story for the evening...

Be Mine
 

He sat there on that mountain 
Underneath the coal black sky 
Holds her hand as she slips away 
He was too damn tired to cry 
The preacher said a few words 
And left before the sun did shine 
He didn’t need no time to mourn 
And he didn’t care about feeling fine 

He had loved her through it all 
Yet she had  roaming eyes 
He learned of her cheatin’ ways 
He learned of her lies 
But by then the sickness had stricken 
She was on the decline 
He waited by her bedside 
Till he could go back in that mine 

Forty years of dying underground 
To see a life for that doll’s eyes 
But sometimes a man just cannot win 
No matter how hard he tries 
The mine was dark as hell 
And as cool as her design 
And no one was around to see 
When he took her where the sun don’t shine 

She looked around with her last glance 
And she gestured to the skies
He told her he had always loved her 
But sometimes that love dies 
Neither would see the light of day 
Not a drop of morning sun shine 
He had one last dying wish 
To spend eternity in that mine

Roadside Recordings 

We've got quite a few songs about the road, traveling and the journeys we all face and conquer. We will have a special place here to listen to these tracks very soon. If you would like to be a part of this, let me know! Thanks to all for the support and spreading the word, the music and the sunshine!

Goodnight from Ghost Ships 

Another goodnight tale...

 

Lost trips, ghost ships 
Travel the mind 
When you’re out of reasons 
No one is kind 

In a corner 
Of the Heavens 
She’s there 
Like a haven. 

Good night 
From ghost ships 
and lost trips 

She can dance 
Though the  waves crash. 
Hold her, you’re found 
though you may drown 

She’s not an angel 
But you’re not a saint 
she’s got good intentions 
But she knows you ain’t 

Good night 
From ghost ships 
and lost trips 

Good night from islands 
We’ll never flee 
Thunder around us 
Lights up the sea 
She’s just an apparition 
You dream so you dare 
To journey to places 
No man should fare

Keep Me On The Road 

When on the way to school, my Daddy always played music. When I was very young, we listened to Willie Nelson often. I've loved Willie Nelson ever since. I recently watched a video with Willie talking about what keeps him going and he was discussing the sadness surrounding Merle Haggard's passing. Willie said, "Just keep me on the road..." I loved that he said that, so much that I immediately wrote this. I hope you all enjoy it. And Willie, if you are out there somehow reading this ol' Tennessee girl's ramblings, thanks for the music. :) 

Keep Me On the Road 

I set out to see the mountain 
And her sweet sunrise 
Never thought I’d make it home again 
It took a lot of tries 
I set out to see the valleys 
Their shadows sympathize 
I’ve been down about every road 
So many asked me why 

Some folks worry about the dollar 
And the life they think they’re owed 
I choose to  live life rollin’  free 
Just keep me on the road 
Spent too much time 
In a soul I must have borrowed 
Lord, won’t you see the saint in me 
Just keep me on the road 

I set out to see the cities 
That light up the midnight skies 
The  silence that never sleeps 
No matter how hard it tries 
I set out to see the countryside 
Rows of grain somehow baptize 
Keeps you on the straight and narrow 
Till you gaze into a runaway angel’s eyes 

Some folks worry about the dollar 
And the life they think they’re owed 
I choose to  live life rollin’  free 
Just keep me on the road 
Spent too much time 
In a soul I must have borrowed 
Lord, won’t you see the saint in me 
Just keep me on the road 

©SuttonAquarius

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