…I never thought you’d get here

Born Leigh Anne Bingham in New Braunfels, Texas, in 1976; Leigh Nash started singing and playing country music at the age of 12.  “I was really, really shy,” she said, “but just had this desire to get on stage and started calling clubs myself to ask if I could come down and sing”.  As a result she was singing Loretta Lynn and Tanya Tucker songs on (alcohol-free) Sunday nights backed by “a middle aged band of town locals.”

Despite the allure of country, Nash, who was also inspired by Christian music never developed an accent and also enjoyed such groups as the Cranberries and Innocence Mission.  In the early 1990s she met songwriter, Matt Slocum at a church retreat and the two (as we know from a previous selection) set out to form the Nashville-based “Six Pence None the Richer,” named for a line from C. S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity”.

Despite major success with such hits as “Kiss Me” and (of course) “There She Goes” the band broke up in the mid-2000s  (happily they have since reformed) and in 2006 Nash released a debut solo album “Blue on Blue”, which included this selection.

 LISTEN TO TODAY’S SELECTION – Sunday 21 July

My Idea of Heaven

 I never thought I’d get here

I was so far away

I didn’t believe in love

Thought it was just a game people play

Everything changed when I met you

I touched your hand

You took my heart

And you led me to a better place

Just the two of us in the dark

 This is my idea of Heaven lying here with you

This is my idea of Heaven nothing else I’d rather do

 I never thought you’d get here

Why’d you make me wait?

But when I looked into your eyes

I recognized you were my fate

I’d been living in a lonely shell

With no windows to the world

How in God’s name did you find

the lone star’s loneliest girl?

This is my idea of Heaven lying here with you

This is my idea of Heaven nothing else I’d rather do

To feel you heart beating

To feel our lips meeting

This is my idea of Heaven ooooo

 In Heaven love is everywhere

There is no pain there are no tears

In Heaven love lasts forever

It doesn’t disappear

This is my idea of Heaven lying here with you

This is my idea of Heaven nothing else I’d rather do

To feel you heart beating

To feel our lips meeting

This is my idea of Heaven.

 This is my idea of Heaven lying here with you.

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