Brand Spankin New!

As much as CANOPY enjoys listening to and performing classic music, we also delight in an almost uncontrollable urge to enscribe our own experiences into song. What do we do with the newly recorded gems which haven't found a place on vinyl yet? We put them right here of course, where they are free to skip and frolick through the annals of cyberspace without any danger of them harming themselves or anyone else. Either 'stream' the music to listen right now, or right click 'download' and save them to the mp3 player of your choice, be our guest!


New Music


"Tangle Of Green"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Your Love Has Carried Me"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"The Catalyst"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Alicia's Eyes"instrumentalstreamdownload mp3
"Natus est ex Spiritu"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Where Your Treasure Is"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Maybe Tomorrow"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Man Of Peace"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Author & Finisher"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Troubadour"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Holding On To Heaven"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Sabachthani"instrumentalstreamdownload mp3
"Solar Sailor"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"Mrs. Marshall's Class"lyricsstreamdownload mp3
"After The Storm"lyricsstreamdownload mp3

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Tangle Of Green



Today, we walked in a tangle of green
Maybe one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen
There reined a cloud of the lacy leaves thick
Only touched by privileged specks of light

Every little blade of grass, they flaunted their own gleaming droplet
Charming regal rain drops had so lovingly bestowed to their admirers
Wholly inspired

We paused to gleam in the Eden-like scene
And praise our regal reining king

Words & Music by: Buddy & Alicia Motter-Vlahakos

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Your Love Has Carried Me



Your love has carried me
Through the darkest night
Your love is leading me
To the morning light
I want to give you praise
I want to lift my voice
I'm gonna sing it to you
Let my soul rejoice

You called me to worship you
Bow down before you
Well, here I am
For all that you've done
I bring praise and thanksgiving
To you, Oh Lord
To you, Oh Lord

Words by: Kevin Butler
Music by: Kevin Butler

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The Catalyst



Heavenly Lantern who is hung among
A bear and a bull and a scorpion;
Rising with morning in fiery grace;
Sinking with evening veiling your face:

Someone must have called your name
Out of the darkness.
Someone set your orb aflame
Like a ruby embedded in amethyst.
Someone was the Catalyst.
Someone was the Catalyst.

Gentle giant who drifts among
The waves and the reef with an echoing song;
Rising and breaking through rippling glass;
Diving though shadows and shimmering shafts:

Someone must have called your name
Out of the ocean depths.
Someone must have built your frame
Like a vessel that rides on the water crests.
Someone was the Catalyst.
Someone was . . .

The Catalyst who spoke the word
And caused all heaven and earth to emerge;
The Catalyst who, by will alone,
Brought into being all things that are known.
For order cannot come out of chaos on its own.
Someone was the Catalyst

Interlude

Someone must have called my name
Out of unconsciousness.
Someone must have pre-ordained
That spirit should harbor itself in flesh
Someone was the Catalyst
Someone was . . .

The Catalyst who spoke the word
And caused all heaven and earth to emerge;
The Catalyst who, by will alone,
Brought into being all things that are known.
For order cannot come out of chaos on its own.
Someone was the Catalyst .
Someone was the Catalyst.

Words by: Cynthia Butler
Music by: Kevin and Cynthia Butler

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Natus est ex Spiritu



John 3:7-8

non mireris quia dixi tibi oportet vos nasci denuo
Spiritus ubi vult spirat et vocem eius audis sed non scis unde veniat et quo vadat sic est omnis qui natus est ex Spiritu

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Where Your Treasure Is



Chorus:
Watch out!
Be on your guard against all kinds of greed.
Your life does not consist of what you have.
Learn well:
Jesus Christ is all you need.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will live.
For where your treasure is,
There your heart, there your heart will live.

Verse 1:
Let go of these worldly things
Before they drag you down.
Why set out to find yourself
When you�re already found?

Chorus

Verse 2:
It�s a proven fact you know:
You can�t serve God and greed.
You�ll love one and hate the other;
There�s nothing in between.

Watch out!

Instrumental

Chorus

Words & Music by Alicia V. & Cynthia B.
�2006 - Vocals by Alicia V., Kevin & Cynthia B.
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Maybe Tomorrow



This song was composed for the Laura Recovery Center an organization which assists with and promotes the recovery of missing children.

Maybe tomorrow
I�ll see your face again,
Hold your little hand,
Watch as you pretend
To fly to magic lands.

Maybe tomorrow
I�ll know that you�re alright,
My worries will be gone,
I�ll tuck you in at night.
Oh, I pray it won�t be long.

�Cause I don�t want to miss another day,
No, I don�t want to miss another day,
Oh, I don�t want to miss another day . . .
Of your life.

I can remember
The day that you were born;
The joy that filled my heart.
You were soft and warm,
Cradled in my arms.

I can remember
When you took you first step,
When you spoke your first word.
You�re not done growing yet,
And I cannot afford. . .

No, I can�t afford to miss another day,
Oh, I don�t want to miss another day,
Oh, I can�t bear to miss another day . . .
Of your life.

Maybe tomorrow
You�ll see your dreams come true,
You�ll know you�ve come so far,
And I�ll be there with you,
So proud of who you are.

Maybe tomorrow
Your life will be blessed
With your own family.
You�ll know the happiness
That you brought to me.

So I don�t want you to miss another day,
No you don�t need to miss another day,
God forbid that you miss another day. . .
Of your life.

Words & Music by Alicia V. & Cynthia B.
�2006 - Vocals by Alicia V., Kevin & Cynthia B.
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Man Of Peace



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Author & Finisher



You have blessed me so wonderfully
All my life is lived abundantly
Sweet Jesus, just like you promised

And so now though I am in distress
I won't disregard your promises
Sweet Jesus, you'll never leave us

Jesus Christ, the Author and Finisher of Faith
I am not afraid to trust in you
If you were willing to exchange you body for my soul
Can I not believe that you will answer my call

I would be a fool to turn away
Everywhere I turn, I see my faith confirmed
My path is sure

And so now though I am in the dark
I won't doubt what I have seen in light
Your truth is unstained by lies

Chorus

Words & Music by Alicia M-V
�2006 - Vocals by Alicia M-V
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Troubadour



Verse 1:
The other day I was just thinking that there�s another way to live
Besides being the average American family with two and a half kids,
Living in a little house on the corner right next to the Joneses,
Saving up for retirement and hoping that the government keeps their promises.
I could stay in the comforts of predictability,
But I�m longing to take the open road wherever it may lead.

Chorus:
I wanna be travelin� like a troubadour, like a missionary minstrel,
With a song and a suitcase, singing the gospel.
I wanna be walking with Jesus from town to town with hope for the lost and poor;
Travelin� like a troubadour.

Verse 2:
Perfect little job, perfect little life in a perfect little town;
It seemed to me to be the right thing to do to buy a house and settle down.
So I assimilated, became domesticated, while my dreams sat on a shelf
�Til the doors of opportunity opened right before me when my bridges burned themselves.
Looking back I have no regrets; no I�m really quite at peace.
To tell you the truth, I think that I have been waiting for this release.

Chorus

Intrumental

Chorus

Words by: Cynthia and Kevin Butler
Music by: Cynthia Butler, and Alicia and Buddy Motter-Vlahakos
�2006 - Vocals by Alicia M-V., Kevin & Cynthia B.
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Holding On To Heaven



Verse 1:
Holding on, holding on for Heaven
Lord, help me, �cause I feel the fire.
Holding on, holding on for Heaven
Lord, may you be my one desire.
Until the day that all temptation is gone,
I�m holdin� on, holdin� on, holdin� on,
Holdin� on for Heaven.

Chorus
Satan lays a table of temptation.
He brings a menu, says the food is free.
Harmless pleasure or deadly poison;
I can choose to see what I want to see.
I could feast until my conscience was numb,
But I know there�s something sweeter to come. (so I�m)

Chorus

Verse 2:
Satan says, 'There�s no use fighting.
You�ve got no power to resist the urge.'
But I�ve got a weapon, and I have armor,
�Cause I�ve got the Spirit and the Holy Word.
I�m not a victim or a slave or a pawn.
My Jesus bought my freedom. (so I�m)

Chorus

Words & Music by Cynthia B.
�2006 - Vocals by Alicia V., Kevin & Cynthia B.
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Solar Sailor



This song is an instrumental, and has no lyrics, but you can sing the "Gilligan's Island" theme to it if you really want to.
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Mrs. Marshall's Class



Written for our friend Kat in honor of her wedding (2005)

Verse 1:
I�m so proud to stand beside you on your wedding day.
I can�t believe how far we�ve come together.
Just think of all the memories we�ve made along the way,
And I am sure that we�ll share many others.
Now on this day as you start your new life hand in hand,
I think of how our friendship first began.

Chorus:
Back there in Mrs. Marshall�s class, we found each other and we bonded fast.
Two young hearts a few seats apart; it was the start of something built to last.
And when I think how we�re still close after all the years that have passed
I grow more and more thankful for Mrs. Marshal�s class.

Verse 2:
You have so much love to give; I know it to be true,
�Cause you have always been a faithful friend.
I know that you will bless the husband God has given you
And any children that the Lord may send.
Now on this day as you start your new life hand in hand,
I think of how our friendship first began:

Chorus

Words & Music by Buddy & Alicia M-V, Cynthia B.
�2006 - Vocals by Alicia M-V. & Cynthia B.
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After The Storm



Looking through the window, I can see birds in the air
Looking through the window, I can see people everywhere
Looking through the window, I can see the young and the old
After the storm, God's in control, after the storm, God's in control
(repeat)

Don't worry, about the night,
Don't fear, God's going to make everything alright
He's in control, his arm is strong
He's able to keep you from all harm
Don't worry, about what's going on,
Just have faith, keep holding on
For he loves you, he'll always be there
All you have to do is pray

Looking through the window, I can see birds in the air
Looking through the window, I can see people everywhere
Looking through the window, I can see the young and the old
After the storm, God's in control, after the storm, God's in control
(repeat)

After the rain came, leaves off the trees
Tops of houses, were sitting in the street
There's no lights, millions in the dark
But there was a calmness that took over me
I know that he's able, and he's in control
You must have faith, keep holding on
For he loves you, he'll always be there
All you have to do is pray

Looking through the window, I can see birds in the air
Looking through the window, I can see people everywhere
Looking through the window, I can see the young and the old

After the storm, (repeat)

Written and produced by Ben Richardson
�2009 - Vocals by Alicia M-V., Cynthia B. & Kevin B.
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