Light + Love

by The Hales

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Our first album of all-original songs! We'd really appreciate your feedback...please let us know what you thought by clicking here:


released April 14, 2012

Cover art: William Haun (




The Hales Phoenix, Arizona

The Hales are Nathan & Amber Hale, married singer-songwriters with a simple, vocally-driven acoustic sound.

For fans of The Swell Season, Damien Rice, Snow Patrol, & The Weepies.

"...both organic and pop-y..." "...beautiful voices..." "...from the heart..." "...always great original stuff..." "...musically sensitive and with excellence..."
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Track Name: Blood, Sweat, & Tears
Been writing songs for fifteen years now
going nowhere fast

Playin' smoky bars and and pretendin' to be stars
nothing seems to last

I'm gettin' tired, but I'm on fire
I want to outrun my past

Yeah, nothing's gonna stop us this time

We've heard the good ones, and sung some worse ones
nowhere to go but up from here

It's time to move in, tear down and start again
we've got blood and sweat and tears

We've got things to say, tired riffs to play
but is it what you want to hear?

Yeah, nothing's gonna stop us this time
Track Name: Things I Never Want to Say
I never want to say
That I never did try
'Cause I'm afraid I wouldn't get by
I never want to say
That I never did live
'Cause I'm afraid of what I couldn't give

Every day seems a little busier
than the one that came before
Even now I'm a little older
and asking what's in store

I don't the know the future
and I don't care to know
I just don't want to be left
putting on an empty show

I never want to say
That I never did hope
'Cause I'm afraid of a hopeless cause
I never want to say
That I never did help
'Cause I'm afraid of helplessness

Every day could seem a little brighter
If I could manage to to follow the light
Every day could seem a little longer
If only I wouldn't fall away

Every moment we give to something we hate
Is a moment we've thrown away
Every single little step that I take
Is something I can never get back
Track Name: Light + Love
Light and love mean different things
to different men
To me it's a world without any kind of sin
Where there's no war and life is worth more
than the next way to die by the sword

Light and love mean different things
to different men
To me it's a world without disposable children
where we'll find a bloody redemption
that will cleanse from all corruption
and bring us to a glorious resurrection


Now is not the time to be cautious
Now is not the time be be careful but
lose ourselves in his grace
lose ourselves in his love

You can feel a breeze blowing through
It's on your skin and you know it's true
A holy river is surging now,
bring light and love rushing down

Track Name: Song for Jensen
The day you came to me
It changed everything
I became a man, I couldn't stay the same

You led me to my knees to pray
and say “thank you God” and “help me”
and “keep him safe”
Oh, keep him safe.


Life is so much more wonderful,
and frightening, and beautiful
so beautiful

Everything is different now
the world is somehow bigger now
And I'm afraid of a darkness unseen

But I look at you and I see the way
God loves us and gives us grace
Oh, he gives us grace


You made my life mean something
it didn't mean yesterday
and all this is to say

I love you
I love you

I love you
I love you

My son.
Track Name: Selah
The world is a beautiful place
but it's broken in almost everyway
It's true we're all one and the same
and we'll never be completely safe

I know I'll never be
everything that you need
But I'll try with all my might
to be a father that's salt and light


Well, there's a God who loves you
even more than the sky is blue
and there's a man who died for you...
his name Jesus

When the darkness closes in
I hope you know I've always been there
praying for something beautiful for you
my love


Well, he rose from the dead that day
and now he's all your hope and you can say
Hallelujah, Hallelujah!