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The Journey Goes On

ALBUM NOTES

When Oscar winner (“On Golden Pond”) Ernest Thompson heard Ray Porcell’s CD, “Pieces of the Puzzle,” he invited Ray to collaborate on a song for Ernest’s new movie. That’s where the hauntingly mournful “Wishes” came from, an integral part of the TIME AND CHARGES soundtrack. But it was only the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Ray and Ernest have now written dozens of songs, 14 of which are featured on this album. From the title track, a paean to squandered love and longing, to “And You Smile,” the sadly timely desire to connect with a loved one slipping into dementia, THE JOURNEY GOES ON looks at love and loss from 14 different angles. Ernest’s lyrics and Ray’s seductive melodies combine for a completely immersive musical experience and Ray’s amazing voice and vast range on the guitar make him the best country singer ever born on Staten Island.

To watch the “Brontë Brook” video, click here.

AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

BRONTË BROOKE*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

JOEY’S MOTEL*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

THE JOURNEY GOES ON*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

MORNING KISS*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

ONE LITTLE BREAK*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

ONE DAY*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

UNBREAKABLE HEART*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

A WORKABLE TUNE*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

WORKING MAN*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

WISHES*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell
From the movie TIME AND CHARGES

MAGICAL GARDNER*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

YOU’VE GOT ME*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

AND YOU SMILE*

Lyrics by Ernest Thompson
Music by Ray Porcell
Performed by Ray Porcell

*Licensing rights must be obtained. For contact information, click here.