Doug Hanks Music

Second Time Again (2018)

 

People meet on street corners and in front of their houses and say, ‘Let’s go hear the latest news from God.’ They show up, as people tend to do.... They listen to you speak, but don’t do a thing you say. To them you’re merely entertainment—a country singer of sad love songs, playing a guitar. They love to hear you, but nothing comes of it. But when all this happens—and it is going to happen!—they’ll realize that a prophet was among them.

                                                         (Eugene Peterson, The Message)

 

DOUGHANKS

Second Time Again

 Recorded over a period of seven years from 2011-2018.

 Dedicated to: Evan, Koen, Gwen, Ava, Mary, Mason, Katelyn, Caleb, Michael, Angelo, Naomi, and Justis… and always to the lovely Mary Marangio-Hanks.

 Thanks to Julie Wuertz and Sheryl Briggs for their musicianship and friendship.

Thanks to the Friday morning at Corky’s boys for their friendship and prayer.

 

God Can Revisited (1982) Words & music by Doug Hanks.

©1982 Rainy Roley Music ©1997 Rock of Refuge Music.

Adm. by EMI Capitol Christian Music.

New lyrics by Doug Hanks ©2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 

There Once Walked a Man (1972) Words & music by Doug Hanks.

©1972 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 

Trusting (1973) Words & music by Doug Hanks.

©1973 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 

Hallelu Yah! (1986) Words & music by Doug Hanks.

©1986 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 

Strong Hand (1990) Words & music by Doug Hanks.

©1990 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 

Great Is Your Faithfulness – Lamentations 3:22-23 (1987) Words by Jeremiah the Prophet. Music by Doug Hanks.

©1987 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

Lyrics New International Version Bible. © 1973, 1978, 1984 New International Bible Society. Used by permission.

 

The Lord is Good to All – Psalm 145:8-9 (1987) Words by King David of Israel & Doug Hanks. Music by Doug Hanks.

©1987 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI).

Lyrics New International Version Bible.

© 1973, 1978, 1984 New International Bible Society.

Used by permission. Add’l lyrics by Doug Hanks.

 

Where Can I Go? (1980) Words & music by Doug Hanks.

©1980 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 

My Sheep – John 10:27-28 (1990) Words by John the Apostle quoting Jesus of Nazareth. Music by Doug Hanks.

©1990 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

Lyrics New American Standard Bible. © The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

 

Walking in the Father’s Love (1982) Words & music by Doug Hanks.

©1982 Rainy Roley Music ©1997 Rock of Refuge Music. Adm. by EMI Capitol Christian Music.

 

KOKO (1976) Words & music by Doug Hanks.

©1976 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 

I Will Never Leave You (1976) Words & music by Doug Hanks.

©1976 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 

He’ll Never Go Away (1983) Words & music by Doug Hanks.

©1982 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 

All instruments and vocals by Doug, except as noted below.

Samples and loops – Drums on Demand, Los Angeles Scoring Strings, Garritan Personal Orchestra, Logic Pro X

Pedal steel guitar, mandolin – Band in a Box

DAW – Logic Pro X

 

 

 

DOUGHANKS

Second Time Again

 

Some songs were released on previous projects:

 

Walking in the Father’s Love (1982) Cover art by Phil Hanks.

Praising God! (1986) Cover art by Doug Hanks.

Hide The Bible in Your Heart (1987) Cover art by Sally Heppner.

Blind Dog Barking (1992) Cover art by Sally Heppner.

 

At some time, I performed the songs on this release live between 1972-1990.

 

NOTES ABOUT THE SONGS

 

God Can Revisited (1982)

From Walking in the Father’s Love (1982)

Words & music by Doug Hanks. ©1982 Rainy Roley Music. ©1997 Rock of Refuge Music.

Adm. by EMI Capitol Christian Music.

New lyrics ©2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI).

 

13 Consider the work of God,
For who is able to straighten what He has bent?
14 In the day of prosperity be happy,
But in the day of adversity consider—
God has made the one as well as the other
So that man will not discover anything that will be after him. (Ecclesiastes 7:13-14 NASB)

The boys and I used to perform this before the Nashville trip, but it never sounded like this. In the studio, we needed one more song for the session and Joe English wanted to do this one – I think because of the “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!” at the end. They gave it a rock treatment instead of the pop vocal sound we did back home. I sang the scratch vocal in the coffee room – never intending to keep it – but it was the one we used on the LP. (On the isolated track, you can hear the Mr. Coffee heating up the water.) I overdubbed two more vocals always keeping them slightly out of sync. I’ve always preferred the rough mix that I brought home from the studio session without the synth tricks and heavy BG vocals. This version is closer to that raw version – Piano, lots of guitars, bass, drums, B3, and just a hint of background vocals.

 

He Is a Friend of Mine (Traditional - arranged 1972/2018)

New lyrics & arrangement by Doug Hanks. Based on The Byrds 1965 melody.

©1972 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. (John 15:15 NASB)

Jim Blanco and I used to mess around at rehearsals with this and did several versions. I don’t think we sang the same lyrics two times in a row. Jim played 12 string and I played my Epiphone Texan. The song is a folk standard, but Roger McGuinn of The Byrds did a version in 1965 with the I-V-IV progression. My version keeps his title melody over a I-VII-IV progression and the rest of the melody is totally different. I remember we used to build to verse three and then did verse one again very quietly. This is my resurrected (forgive the pun, please) version.

 [This song does not appear on the digital release.]

 

There Once Walked A Man (1972)

Words & music by Doug Hanks. ©1972 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed (Luke 4:18 NASB)

Jim Blanco and I started singing together in 1972 as Blanco&Hanks. He played 12 string and 5-string banjo – which made us popular for being able to play “Theme from Deliverance.” He had written a couple of songs and I had been writing for a while, so I put this together after learning the Asus9 chord (5th fret) from “Change Partners” by Stephen Stills. The harmonies reflect the dominant influence of CSN in my music. (Triple-tracked vocals on the chorus – just like “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.”)

 

Trusting (1973)

Words & music by Doug Hanks. ©1973 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NASB)

This song was a part of Blanco&Hanks – country roots all the way back to 1973. The first 8 bars of the solo are exactly what I played in 1973.

Background vocals: Julie Wuertz

 

Hallelu Yah! (1986)

From Praising God! (1986)

Words & music by Doug Hanks. ©1986 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 Praise the Lord!
Praise, O servants of the Lord,
Praise the name of the Lord. (Psalm 113:1 NASB)

 “Hallelujah” is a command to praise God – an imperative – in the Psalms. Too many people use it incorrectly as an expression of praise or as a noun like Leonard Cohen does. When you hear “Hallelu YAH,” then praise God for both who He is and the things He has done, He does, and He continues to do.

 

Strong Hand (1990)

From Blind Dog Barking (1992)

Words & music by Doug Hanks. ©1990 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 11 And brought Israel out from their midst,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting,
12 With a strong hand and an outstretched arm,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting. (Psalm 136:11-12 NASB)

Written after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the first verse about “I hear the roar of the tanks…” is omitted here to make this song less than seven minutes long. It starts with the second verse: “I see a blind dog barking at a lamp on the street….” Growing up, I actually had a blind dog named “Boogalatesk.” We got her a seeing-eye cat.

 I have personally witnessed people set free by the strong hand of God from addictions and being victimized by unspeakable acts of humanity. And yes, the whole world is in His hand.   

 

Great Is Your Faithfulness – Lamentations 3:22-23 (1987)

From Hide the Bible in Your Heart (1987)

Words by Jeremiah the Prophet. Music by Doug Hanks. Text from New International Bible. Used by permission. ©1987 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV)

 This is the first track I recorded in 2011 for this project. I rediscovered high string Nashville tuning and made it an integral part of this song (split wide on verse three and four.)

 

The Lord is Good to All – Psalm 145:8-9 (1987)

From Hide the Bible in Your Heart (1987)

Words by King David of Israel. Music by Doug Hanks. Text from New International Bible. Used by permission. ©1987 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 8 The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
    slow to anger and rich in love.

The Lord is good to all;
    he has compassion on all he has made. (Psalm 145:8-9 NIV)

 17 Yet he has not left himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy. (Acts 14:17 NIV)

 I loved the challenge to write music for words that so many already know. (And I think it’s cool to open the Bible and the words to the song are in there.)

 

Where Can I Go? (1980)

Words & music by Doug Hanks. ©1980 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me,
And the light around me will be night,”
12 Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike to You. (Psalm 139:7-12)

 The Lockman Foundation who published the New American Standard Bible updated their version in 1992 and destroyed the poetry of the Old Testament in the process. I wrote this before they made that erroneous decision. 

 I always loved the harmonies that the boys in Portland added to this. But this version is just “me and a guitar – old school.” It’s a gorgeous Taylor Koa K20 – as smooth as butter! I wish the boys were in SoCal so they could sing the last verse with me.

 

My Sheep – John 10:27-28 (1987)

From Hide the Bible in Your Heart (1987)

Words by John the Apostle quoting Jesus of Nazareth. Music by Doug Hanks. Text from New American Standard Bible. Used by permission. ©1990 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. (John 10:27-28 NASB)

This song became a staple of the later Son City Raft Rallies sponsored by Village Church, Beaverton, OR under Scott Mauck’s leadership.

 

Walking in the Father’s Love (1982)

From Walking in the Father’s Love (1982)

Words & music by Doug Hanks. ©1982 Rainy Roley Music. ©1997 Rock of Refuge Music.

Adm. by EMI Capitol Christian Music.

 8 for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light. (Ephesians 5:8 NASB)

I wrote this the night before I left for Nashville to record my album of the same name. When I went to a camp the next week, I didn’t know the words yet – it was so new! This was my 80’s “hit” on Christian radio along with “God Can.” Man, I can sing this any day of my life and it’s relevant.

Background vocals: Julie Wuertz, Sheryl Briggs

 

KOKO (1976)

Words & music by Doug Hanks. ©1976 & 2107 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11 They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:9-11 NASB)

“Every time I look up in the sky….” Originally I called the song “Keep On Keeping On,” but the boys renamed it KOKO for the acronym, and it was easier to write on the set list (KOKO, EGG, NW.) It turns out that KOKO means “The most important matter” in Nigerian. This was one of the songs that came out of the summer at my mom’s condo in Carmichael, CA in 1976 along with “Bad News,” “I Will Never Leave You,” and my arrangement of “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” for my sister’s wedding.

“Keep Your Eyes on the Sky” from Blue Sky Sliding was the follow-up to this song.

 

I Will Never Leave You (1976)

Words & music by Doug Hanks. ©1976 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 

I have followed God the Father, His son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit since I was a young child – over 60 years.

I remember playing this chord progression every time I found a piano in 1975. I finished it in the summer of 1976 at my mom’s apartment and while playing the concert Steinway in Arcade Church, Sacramento, CA where my sister, Sandi, got married.

 

He’ll Never Go Away (1983)

From How to Get Along with Your Parents video series by Dawson McAllister (1983). Words & music by Doug Hanks. ©1982 & 2018 Lambs in the Meadow Music (BMI)

 5 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say,

“The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid.
What will man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6 NASB)

 This is the song that has impacted the most lives and about which I’ve heard the most feedback. The boys in the band’s harmonies made this song unforgettable. I never tire of it. Based on one of my life verses, Hebrews 13:5-6.

 

New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

 

New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.