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  • 1. Sweetest I've Seen
    Guys complain about the old ball & chain
    Like it's the funniest joke in the world
    I don't get where they're coming from
    Cause you're still my baby girl
    Well I'm not blind, and I don't mind
    Seein' who's out there in the world

    (chorus)
    You always are the sweetest, brightest
    Warmest, smartest, prettiest girl that I've seen
    Don't matter if it's Kansas, Vegas
    Dallas, Key West, after every place that I've Been, you're still the sweetest I've seen

    We went to a wedding,
    These young girls are getting
    Stuffed into the tiniest dresses
    But you start dancin' in those slinky pants
    And them girls come in second best
    I laugh out loud 'cause while they're out
    Trying to outdo the rest

    (chorus)
    You always are the sweetest, brightest
    Warmest, smartest, prettiest girl that I've seen
    Don't matter if it's Kansas, Vegas
    Dallas, Key West, after every place that I've Been, you're still the sweetest I've seen

    There are beautiful girls all over the world
    God Bless 'em, hey hey
    I got mine and I ain't lyin
    Every time you hear me say- baby, baby

    (chorus)
    You always are the sweetest, brightest
    Warmest, smartest, prettiest girl that I've seen
    Well I can go to Kansas, Vegas
    Dallas, Key West, after every place that I've Been, you're still the sweetest I've seen
  • 2. Never Once Thought Twice
    We like all the same ice cream
    You love my eyes and support my dream
    Back when we used to dance
    You would always make it seem like
    I could be the one you would still be with
    When we got older like this

    (chorus)
    I never once thought twice about you, my love
    Knew your love came from up above
    I never once thought twice about you my love
    You're my love always

    Good times they picked us up
    Rough times came, and they sure were rough
    Looks fade and you wonder if
    Your heart will be enough to
    Keep me hangin on, make me still care
    Praise God you're here & I still stare

    (chorus)
    I never once thought twice about you, my love
    Knew your love came from up above
    I never once thought twice about you my love
    You're my love always

    People say: "How can you be so sure
    The bet you made is right?"
    I say "Watch this faith endure
    I am so sure I bet my life"

    (chorus)
    I never once thought twice about you, my love
    Knew your love came from up above
    I never once thought twice about you my love
    You're my love always
    I never once thought twice
  • 3. Married & Buried
    When you smushed that cake on my face
    I didn't know that's what people did (wedding day!)
    But then, you were shocked when I dropped the law
    And became a musician instead (thanks, right?)
    But we struggled to make it with our hearts & our purse
    The journey started rough & then it got worse
    We always used to say how it was keepin' us down
    But we'll be married and buried in this same town
    So we packed & we hit the city
    And we showed 'em what we could do
    Then we hit that certain age
    And they said: "Now we'd like someone new."
    So we headed here, & the folks took us back
    Thought I'd feel ashamed, but as a matter of fact
    I've been heard to say: "This is Holy Ground
    And we'll be married & buried in this same town"
    Eddie Popcun fixes my car
    Known him since 1958
    The Subaru guy was okay in Nashville
    Havin' Eddie, I just feel safe
    Well I love where I am, it's the Missus and me
    And baby to big boy to young man makes three
    Forgive if it ain't hip & I don't say with a frown:
    We'll be married & buried- we'll be
    Married & buried in this same town
  • 4. The Cup
    I should have noticed you were
    Needing something more
    From how you let your shirts just
    Pile up on the floor
    I should've lent a hand or given you some space
    I don't wanna be the shadow that
    Passes 'cross your face

    (chorus)
    I wanna be your favorite movie
    I wanna be your favorite song
    I wanna be the catchy chorus
    That makes you wanna sing along
    If I should see your saddest moment
    I'll be the wind that lifts you up
    And when your heart overflows
    I wanna be the cup

    I should have seen the worry
    When you were on the phone
    And tickled your foot so you'd
    Know you weren't alone
    Against a fickle world
    Where friends can wound with words
    I'll try hard to be the comfort
    Your precious heart deserves

    (chorus)
    I wanna be your favorite movie
    I wanna be your favorite song
    I wanna be the catchy chorus
    That makes you wanna sing along
    If I should see your saddest moment
    I'll be the wind that lifts you up
    And when your heart overflows
    I wanna be the cup, and

    Catch all your teardrops
    Catch all your laughs
    When you need them I'll
    Be your unbreakable glass

    (chorus)
    I wanna be your favorite movie
    I wanna be your favorite song
    I wanna be the catchy chorus
    That makes you wanna sing along
    If I should see your saddest moment
    I'll be the wind that lifts you up
    And when your heart overflows
    I wanna be the cup- I wanna be the cup
    I'm gonna be the cup
  • 5. Can't Love Without It
    It's like readin' a book, readin' the look that you
    Give me when I say I'm sorry
    Readin' ahead, fillin' with dread
    To find out how it ends
    As you're walkin' away, I think to say
    A thousand things that make it clear that
    I'm your bestest friend

    (chorus)
    If I don't know what's on your heart
    How can I guess? Isn't it
    Clear that this is the thing I wanna do best?
    Well I know how much you love me
    Swear to God I'll never doubt it
    Your tender touch, I need it so much
    I can't love without it- can't love without it

    You start comin' around, calming down
    And ya talk me thru what's buggin' you
    But then you start to open your heart
    And turn it back on me
    You say: "How bout when we talk and you
    Get up and walk
    Silently down to the basement
    If I disagree

    (chorus)
    If I don't know what's on your heart
    How can I guess? Isn't it
    Clear that this is the thing I wanna do best?
    Well I know how much you love me
    Swear to God I'll never doubt it
    Your tender touch, I need it so much
    I can't love without it- can't love without it"
    Sometimes we talk to God
    But not each other
    I bet He throws His Hands up
    And says: "Work it out with one another!"
    (chorus)
    If I don't know what's on your heart
    How can I guess? Isn't it
    Clear that this is the thing I wanna do best?
    Well I know how much you love me
    Swear to God I'll never doubt it
    Your tender touch, I need it so much
    I can't love without it- can't love without it
  • 6. This is The Moment
    That's how I saw you smiling
    When you met me in the aisle
    That's how I saw them beaming
    After waiting all this while
    I pictured you there- I stood just like this
    Then you say the words and I say the words
    And then here comes the kiss

    (chorus)
    This is the moment I saw coming
    All my life- never knowing
    How beautiful it would be, and now I see

    That's how I saw you weeping
    Tears of joy falling on your clothes
    That's how I saw them hoping
    Because each one of them knows
    My future with you- is your future with me
    No worries at all, not if we can fall
    In love with what will be

    (chorus)
    This is the moment I saw coming
    All my life- never knowing
    How beautiful it would be, and now I see

    I see you standing there with two
    Angels at your shoulder
    I see this day playing out in our lives
    Over and over

    (chorus)
    This is the moment I saw coming
    All my life- never knowing
    How beautiful it would be, and now I see
  • 7. Make a Road
    In the shade of the firehouse on James Street
    With a styrofoam cup in his hand
    The crumbs in his beard twitched as he talked
    And he regaled me & Mick with his plan
    He said: "We have planted a forest of fear, boys
    We are choked by the seeds that we've sowed
    We must join the forces for love
    Make a road for my people
    Make a road for my people- make a road"
    I said "Who are these people, what makes them yours?"
    And he inched a bit forward & smiled
    "They're said to belong to no one
    Tho they've been mine & yours all the while
    They're forbidden to mingle among us
    And so to that thick forest they're showed
    So we must swing the axe of truth & of hope
    Make a road for my people
    Make a road for my people- make a road"

    "They've drunk the same water & plowed the same land
    They walk like you walk and they stand like I stand
    It's said they were made by the very same Hand"

    ----INSTRUMENTAL----

    Mick & I said goodbye and head homeward
    And I carried his words in my mind
    And how the old man gripped my hand
    And affixed me with eyes deep & kind
    And he promised me: "If we stay strong, lad
    Just labors must reap what they've sowed
    If all voices clearly will say:
    There's a road for my people
    Make a road for my people
    Make a road for my people- make a road"

    Make a road for my people
    Make a road for my people
    Make a road for my people- make a road (x 2)
  • 8. Babysitter
    Sid- back when I was a kid- was the guy
    Who'd come over, keep an eye on me
    When Mom & Dad would go out to the Riviera Cinema
    He'd watch Wild Wild West with me
    We lost touch til I was 30, I looked him up
    He was in the city
    He wound up different like it always seemed he'd be
    And then when he got sick- it really took him quick
    As he lay there still what he was to me

    Was the babysitter, the babysitter
    He took care of me- was sweet as could be
    The world's eyes might criticize
    But that friend I loved, that babysitter's all I see

    Kate is a comic- she was Kathy back when I was
    8 or 9 she'd come sit now & then
    She was funny then too
    Smart, she was cool
    We'd use my reel-to-reel in the den
    Well she never got married, that was weird
    But the very next time I saw her it all clicked in
    People have asked looking back thru your past
    Bob, did you know who & what she'd been?

    She was the babysitter, the babysitter
    She took care of me- was kind as could be
    The world's eyes might criticize
    That friend I loved, that babysitter's all I see

    ----INSTRUMENTAL----

    Gee I hate to hear a hurtful word
    Against my babysitter
    Gee it hurts to hear a spiteful word
    Against my babysitter
    Gee I love to hear good things get
    Said about my babysitter
    Did Jesus ever say a single thing against my babysitter?
    Babysitter

    Lai- lai-la-lai, lai la-lai
  • 9. You're Better Than This
    Sit down right there- get your butt in that chair
    I got somethin' to say to you
    I'm not your Dad- but I still can be sad
    This is what you are coming to

    Well I hear you're hangin' round the groovy people
    But some people
    They can chew you up & spit you out
    And prey upon the way you doubt yourself
    And turn you into someone else

    (chorus)
    You're better than this
    You're better than anyone thinks you are
    You're better than this
    You're brighter than any of heaven's stars, you are, You are

    In the dictionary by the word "potential"
    Is your picture
    So why you wanna mess with folks who just think you're
    A joke, they make it true
    Cause you practically beg 'em to

    (chorus)
    You're better than this
    You're better than anyone thinks you are
    You're better than this
    You're brighter than any of heaven's stars, you are, You are

    I coulda sworn I heard you say that you believed
    And you would never quit
    If you needed a chance to prove it
    This is it

    ----INSTRUMENTAL----

    Well your mind is bright, your heart is true
    But I'm so tired of telling you BELIEVE!
    Be the man God made you to be!

    (chorus)
    You're better than this
    You're better than anyone thinks you are
    You're better than this
    You're brighter than any of heaven's stars, you are, You are-
    Show 'em who you are!
  • 10. A-D-O-P-TION
    I was born- Mother Ann had me
    Was no different in the 50's
    Two hearts on love's sea got tossed
    She got pregnant, he got lost
    How she cried- and prayed for answers
    Who in the world would help her?
    Then she got the strangest notion
    It seems she chose to spell "abortion"

    A-D-O-P-TION- A-D-O-P-TION
    Yeah she was my only friend
    But now look, Lord- look at all of them
    A-D-O-P-TION- A-D-O-P

    Mary Beth- told her mother
    When she could no longer cover
    Up what she and Dave had done
    Mom said: "You're not the only one
    I had you, so I know the worry
    'What's this thing inside my body?'
    What happens to your body, that's yours to say
    But this one has different DNA

    A-D-O-P-TION- A-D-O-P-TION
    Girl you are her only friend
    Think ahead now- think of all of them
    Who will love him or her- Give encouraging words
    So do you have the nerve- To decide who deserves
    A-D-O-P-TION- A-D-O-P-TION
    Yeah she was my only friend
  • 11. Never Crossed My Heart
    Such talking- kids crying
    When Fr. Fenlon starts up Mass
    I look left at you, you're beaming
    Meaning: "This too shall pass!"
    Father says to "Lift Up Your
    Hearts" and boy mine goes flyin' high
    Thinking of all these Christmases
    We've been here side by side

    (chorus)
    And the thought that we would be apart
    Has never crossed my heart
    And the thought that we would be apart
    Has never crossed my heart

    Then slowly- through snow we
    Head for our Wegman's grocery run
    By 5 we're hoping SU basketball team has won
    8:45- we see Ty
    Pennington heal somebody's world
    I start to cry like always
    Cause I'm watchin' it with my girl

    (chorus)
    And the thought that we would be apart
    Has never crossed my heart
    And the thought that we would be apart
    Has never crossed my heart

    5:30- wake early
    And I look over at my bride
    So pretty, like she's 30
    From her sweet left side
    Get dressed & head downstairs
    Life gets me in its crosshairs
    It scares me not as long as there's
    This woman in my life

    (chorus)
    And the thought that we would be apart
    Has never crossed my heart
    And the thought that we would be apart
    Has never crossed my heart
  • 12. How the Light Gets In
    You refuse to wear my swimmin' trunks
    Cause the style is miles behind
    I'm just glad you're swimmin'
    All that healin' sure takes time
    The night you lay there bleedin'
    I thought hope was at an end
    There's a crack in my world
    Maybe that's how the light gets in
    Maybe that's how the light gets in

    That's great you made another appointment
    Counseling clears your head
    Ya told him if not for Chiko
    You know you'd be dead
    And I fight with the cabernet & say:
    "You're not my best friend"
    There's a crack in my world
    Maybe that's how the light gets in

    Maybe the threat of losin' hope
    Is what's throwin' me a rope
    Maybe the things that are cavin' in
    Are what made me hope again

    I hear your voice from out by the pool
    Sounds like your grin has reappeared
    Since '91 I wonder
    Do the laughs outweigh the tears
    While Satan's countin' ballots
    My loving wife walks in
    There's a crack in her world
    Some days I'm not much of a friend
    But if we share this world
    Maybe that's how the light gets in
    That's how the light gets in
  • 13. Love Isn't Through With Me Yet
    Love- has the naggin' nasties
    Love is a mangy pet
    Life's a wicked case of disasties
    But love isn't through with me yet

    Justice hangs on the precipice
    Falls to an untimely death
    Just when I'm this disgusted
    Love isn't through with me yet

    I think about it & I cry my eyes out
    Fly into rage & give as good as I get
    Scream til I'm raw & when I'm spent I find out
    Ya get down to it- love isn't through w/ me yet

    I hate when folks are disrespected
    Hate to see 'em drown in debt
    Just when hope has been ejected
    Love isn't thru with me yet

    Hurt is handed out like sandwiches
    "You mangy mutts should make a meal on that!"
    Just as I yell what a horrible hand this is
    Love isn't through with me yet

    Forgive us Lord for our enraged religion
    Rescue us Lord from what our sins beget
    Just when I focus on the dire division
    You speak to it, love isn't through with me yet

    Hurts ta- love it's work ta- love
    Got ta- love Need ta- love
    Help me- love, make me- love
    Have me- love Let me- love

    ------INSTRUMENTAL------

    Just when I nearly blew it
    Love isn't through with me yet
    I think about it & I cry my eyes out
    Fly into rage & give as good as I get
    Scream til I'm raw & when I'm spent I find out
    Ya get down to it- love isn't through w/ me yet

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  • 1. I Made Lemonade
    Shoulda-coulda-woulda made big money
    Tasted the honey, but I got sour
    Bitter situations- great frustrations
    But somehow in the eleventh hour
    I made lemonade from the lemons You sent me
    Lemons You sent me day after day
    I made lemonade tho the lemons were plenty
    They never could tempt me to fade in the shade
    I made lemonade
    God, You got a brutal sense of humor
    't's like a tumor weighin' me down
    But with the bitter lesson I find sugar
    And stir that sweet salvation 'round
    I made lemonade from the lemons You sent me
    Lemons You sent me day after day
    I made lemonade tho the lemons were plenty
    They never could tempt me to fade in the shade
    I made lemonade
    Sour puss, sour face, whining was my biggest waste of time
    Lemons here, lemons there, lemonade is everywhere
    It's mi-ee-i-ee-ine

    Ya shoulda-coulda-woulda left my flailing
    Barely sailing heart to sink
    But You came to the rescue, and what's best, You
    Were so slick that now I think
    I made lemonade from the lemons You sent me
    Lemons You sent me day after day
    I made lemonade tho the lemons were plenty
    They never could tempt me to fade in the shade
    I made lemonade
  • 2. Joy On
    Johnny looks so solemn & somber
    He got some big burden he's So he tunes into W-G-O-D
    And he hears him a pretty song:
    Trust on- love on- joy on
    Trust on- love on- joy on
    Johnny pulls into Mackie Dunia's
    Wants some music that feels more like his mood does
    But when the Dee Jay plays the same dang tune
    Johnny can't not clap along
    Trust on- love on- joy on
    Trust on- love on- joy on
    Nobody no way could make him feel like that
    He's thinkin' that maybe the music ain't so bad
    Maybe love ain't so bad
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Johnny sees three girls in the shadows
    The pony-tailed one blushes and he knows
    She's gonna waltz right, strut right over to me
    And say: "Let's dance to my fav'rite song!”
    Trust on- love on- joy on
    Trust on- love on- joy on
  • 3. The King of Everything
    The rage and the rhapsody- the rock & the roll
    The wave of tragedy- that swamps my poor soul
    But the smile that's climbin' back up from my toes
    You have made- all these things
    You're the King- the King- the King
    Of Everything
    You're the King- the King- the King
    Of Everything
    Hated my enemies- You made me feel love
    Struggled with poverty- but You gave me enough
    Saw my friend on his knees & You said "Pick him up”
    You have done- all these things
    You're the King- the King- the King
    Of Everything
    You're the King- the King- the King
    Of Everything
    Friends are dyin'- same age as me
    Cyclones draggin' little kids out to sea
    But I think I'm cryin' 'cause I believe
    You cry too- at all these things
    But You bring us through- all these things
    You're the King- the King- the King
    Of Everything
    You're the King- the King- the King
    Of Everything
  • 4. Me-Est Me I Can Be
    I'm the Me-est me I can be- with You I feel free
    It's the nearest way I can see- ta get from me to You
    I'm the Me-est me I can be- with You I feel free
    And Your air is all I can breathe- Your love is all I do
    Whoo-whoo, da-ba-doo-ba-da-ben-de-da
    Whoo-whoo, da-ba-doo-ben-de-ba-do
    Whoo-whoo, da-ba-doo-ba-da-ben-de-da-
    I'm the Me-est me I can be- with You I feel free
    It's the nearest way I can see- ta get from me to You
    I'm the Me-est me I can be- with You I feel free
    And Your air is all I can breathe- Your love is all I do
    Whoo-whoo, da-ba-doo-ba-da-ben-de-da
    Whoo-whoo, da-ba-doo-ben-de-ba-do
    Whoo-whoo, da-ba-doo-ba-da-ben-de-da-
    INSTRUMENTAL
    ya say:
    What's the You-est you you can do? Straight on,
    straight & true, so that all that's old becomes new
    fuhget the way ya wuz
    Be the You-est you you can do- straight on, straight &
    True, if ya stick to Me just like glue
    And follow Me because
    Whoo-whoo, da-ba-doo-ba-da-ben-de-da
    Whoo-whoo, da-ba-doo-ben-de-ba-do
    Whoo-whoo, da-ba-doo-ba-da-ben-de-da
    I'm the Me-est me I can be- with You I feel free
    It's the nearest way I can see- tween me & You
    I'm the Me-est me I can be- with You I feel free
    And Your air is all I can breathe- Your love is all I do
    Whoo-whoo, da-ba-doo-ba-da-ben-de-da
    Whoo-whoo, da-ba-doo-ben-de-ba-do
    Whoo-whoo, da-ba-doo-ba-da-ben-de-da
  • 5. Right On The Money
    In God we trust- In God we trust
    It's on my dollar- and so we must
    On my nickel- & on my dime
    I guess You're not- a waste of time
    So we could say- yeah we could say
    You're right on the money- every day
    Right on the money- in every way
    You're in my pocket, in my spirit, in my soul
    I'm gonna love ya til I'm gray & tired & old
    Cause You're right on the money-
    Right on the money
    I bought some gum- I bought some bread
    With metal words- that no one read
    But just because- nobody looks
    We can't re-write- them history books
    The Founding Fathers- gave You our dollars
    You're right on the money- every day
    Right on the money- in every way
    You're in my pocket, in my spirit, in my soul
    I'm gonna love ya til I'm gray & tired & old
    Cause You're right on the money-
    Right on the money
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Ya wanna rewrite the books
    Cause you think nobody looks
    Well I'm watching, and I ain't as dumb as I looks
    Right on the money

    We spend it all- we spend it tall
    Cause life is rough- w/out all that stuff
    We've got 2 jobs- OK, three jobs
    With all we make- still ain't enough
    Before we spend- a quick Amen, cause
    You're right on the money- every day
    Right on the money- in every way
    You're in my pocket, in my spirit, in my soul
    I'm gonna love ya til I'm gray & tired & old
    Cause You're right on the money-
    Right on the money
  • 6. I'll Find You
    I've searched the house for the glasses I'm wearing
    Turned the key twice to lock the same door
    Checked the top shelf for things I spread on the floor
    Searched the desk for the notes in my pocket
    Read what I wrote but don't remember what for
    So much ocean, my poor boat can't find the shore
    But I kno-o-ow where, yes I kno-o-ow where
    Yeah I kno-o-ow where I'll find You- I'll find You
    Took me eons to know I was searching
    Spoken volumes to hear what I've said
    My heart flows over with things I sought in my head
    Still a mystery where I find my patience
    How do I keep my poor face from turning red
    When it thunders, my courage ain't under the bed
    But I kno-o-ow where, yes I kno-o-ow where
    Yeah I kno-o-ow where I'll find You- I'll find You
    Gonna find You in the gutter- find You in the church
    Find You in the best of us, and find You in the worst
    Find You in the cradle, find You in the hearse
    Find You in the mirror- let me find You in the mirror
    So I kno-o-ow where, yes I kno-o-ow where
    Yeah I kno-o-ow where I'll find You- I'll find You
  • 7. Let's Do This Thing
    Let's do this thing- let's do this thing
    We'll take our chances, and dance our dances
    Let freedom ring, let's do this thing
    Yeah, this divin' board is high
    Feels like we're in the sky
    But listen, Li, I bet- the worst that we will get
    Is scared and soakin' wet
    Hey, you're with me!
    Let's do this thing- let's do this thing
    We'll take our chances, and dance our dances
    Let freedom ring, let's do this thing
    Li- it's not really a mistake
    But your foot's still on the brake
    And Momma waits home, and dinner's on the stove
    So stomp on the one that goes
    And let's be brave
    Let's do this thing- let's do this thing
    We'll take our chances, and dance our dances
    Let freedom ring, let's do this thing
    Li- I didn't need a ride
    But I'm glad you're by my side
    Dr. Conehey says now this treatment usually works
    And how much can it hurt
    When I hear you say
    Let's do this thing- let's do this thing
    We'll take our chances, and dance our dances
    Let freedom ring, let's do this thing
  • 8. God In There
    If you want an X-BOX- you gotta get a job
    If you want a job- you gotta do well in the interview
    If you wanna ace the interview- you gotta look her in the eye
    When she looks you in the eye- you better hope she sees
    Hope she sees God in there
    Better hope she sees God in there
    Gotta hope she sees God in there, cause
    If she sees God in there- you'll get to do your share
    President of Russia- & the President of France
    Make peace with a pow wow
    Or they could kill it with a glance
    So bring on the compliments- like "I like your hair”
    Cause if he looks you in the eye- better hope he sees
    Hope he sees God in there
    Better hope he sees God in there
    Gotta hope he sees God in there
    If he sees God in there- you'll get to do your share
    Guy in rags- beggin' with a cup
    Sure is stinky- and out of luck
    He's not Jesus- no way, right? (maybe)
    If He looks you in the eye- better hope he sees
    Hope he sees God in there
    Better hope he sees God in there
    Well I hope he sees God in there
    Cause if he sees God in there- you'll get to do your share
  • 9. Hug of War
    It's a hug of war, don't wanna fight anymore
    Wanna hold you close to me
    It's a hug of war, don't wanna fight anymore
    Wanna let the weapons be
    Boys will be boys- but I'm not a boy anymore
    We have our choice- to rise above, to reach for love
    It's a hug of war, don't wanna fight anymore
    Wanna hold you close to me
    It's a hug of war, don't wanna fight anymore
    Wanna let the weapons be
    These angry eyes- melt to tears at what I did
    Your faith in me died- but I wanna live- let me live
    In a hug of war, don't wanna fight anymore
    Wanna hold you close to me
    It's a hug of war, don't wanna fight anymore
    Wanna let the weapons be
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Gonna rise above- reach for love
    In a hug of war, don't wanna fight anymore
    Wanna hold you close to me
    It's a hug of war, don't wanna fight anymore
    Wanna let the weapons be
  • 10. So Beyond It
    You are so beyond it, so beyond it
    So beyond it, Lord
    You are so beyond it, so beyond it
    So beyond it, Lord
    I'm stuck on my pain- I'm stuck in the rain
    I'm stuck in this ocean of foolish pride
    I'm bound by this earth- my fears of what I'm worth
    I'm bound by the ceiling upon my sky
    You are so beyond it, so beyond it
    So beyond it, Lord
    You are so beyond it, so beyond it
    So beyond it, Lord
    I'm drowning in tears- I'm starving for cheers
    I'm so needy, I don't know what I need
    I'm pressured to win- and I'm scared to begin
    I'm worried- if I fight I will surely bleed
    But You're so beyond it, so beyond it
    So beyond it, Lord
    You are so beyond it, so beyond it
    So beyond it, Lord
    Lord, bring me so beyond it, let me go so beyond it
    On Your wings I'll be so beyond it
    But You're so beyond it, so beyond it
    So beyond it, Lord
    You are so beyond it, so beyond it
    So beyond it, Lord
    (I'm so tired of this life Lord
    Where I am is not where I wanna be)
  • 11. I See A Halo
    I see a halo up above your head
    I see a halo and your wings are spread
    I see ya flying high and bold and free
    I see a halo- cause you're like an angel to me
    When I was lost- cause someone had died
    When I was hurt- cause someone had lied
    You were right there- right by my side
    You were the shoulder on which I cried
    I see a halo up above your head
    I see a halo and your wings are spread
    I see ya flying high and bold and free
    I see a halo- cause you're like an angel to me
    There was a time- when I could barely feel
    There was a day- when life seemed unreal
    You were right there- your prayer was a shield
    When I was scared- you taught me to kneel
    I see a halo up above your head
    I see a halo and your wings are spread
    I see ya flying high and bold and free
    I see a halo- cause you're like an angel to me
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    I see a halo up above your head
    I see a halo and your wings are spread
    I see ya flying high and bold and free
    I see a halo- cause you're like an angel to me
  • 12. Good 'ol God
    Who forgives you when you're bad
    Gets you gigglin' when you're sad?
    Good ol' God- good ol' God
    Who will take you by the hand
    Lead you through the barren land
    Good ol' God- good ol' God
    Whoa- oa- oa the only way I know
    Whoa-oa-oa 's good ol' God
    Who's the One who makes the blues
    Turn into some decent news?
    Good ol' God- good ol' God
    Where's the place you go to hide
    When your life's a bumpy ride?
    Good ol' God- good ol' God
    Whoa- oa- oa the only way I know
    Whoa-oa-oa 's good ol' God
    Who's the petrol in your tank
    Who's the money in your bank?
    Good ol' God- good ol' God
    Everytime you've lost your keys
    He says: "Here they are, get off your knees!”
    Good ol' God- good ol' God
    Whoa- oa- oa the only way I know
    Whoa-oa-oa 's good ol' God

    When you shiver in the night
    Who's the One who shines the light
    Good ol' God- good ol' God
    When your family fades away
    Who's the one who says: "I'll stay!”
    Good ol' God- good ol' God
    Whoa- oa- oa the only way I know
    Whoa-oa-oa 's good ol' God
    When you tried to rock'n'roll
    Who's the one who gave you soul
    Good ol' God- good ol' God
    Gave you chocolate birthday cakes
    Made you learn from your mistakes
    Good ol' God- good ol' God
    Whoa- oa- oa the only way I know
    Whoa-oa-oa 's good ol' God
    He's makin' sure that your mistakes
    Get a million second takes
    Good ol' God- good ol' God
    When good fortune waves goodbye
    Gives you other fish to fry
    Good ol' God- good ol' God
    Whoa- oa- oa the only way I know
    Whoa-oa-oa 's good ol' God

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  • 1. Whatever Makes You Dance
    Whatever makes you walk with me- I'll do
    Whatever makes you talk with me- I'll do
    Whatever makes you reach down deep
    And pull me through
    Whatever makes you leave your seat- I'll do
    Whatever makes you dance with me
    Though it's in my mind, I am right in time
    In a perfect fantasy
    When they see you smile
    They'll be jealous while they all watch us dance
    Whatever makes you hold my hand- I'll do
    Whatever makes you like my band- you know I'll do
    Whatever makes you maintain command
    Of what is true
    Whatever makes you take my stand- I'll do
    Whatever makes you dance with me
    Though it's in my mind, I am right in time
    In a perfect fantasy
    When they see you smile
    They'll be jealous while they all watch us dance
    I only wanna dance with you, dance w/ you, Dance
    I only wanna dance with you, dance w/ you, Dance
    Whatever makes you show me the town- I'll do
    Whatever makes you shut me down- I'll do
    Fix it so I can see your crown- all regal and true
    Whatever makes you hear this sound- I'll do
    Whatever makes you dance with me
    Though it's in my mind, I am right in time
    In a perfect fantasy
    When they see you smile They'll be jealous while they all watch us dance
  • 2. Like Jesus Did
    Hear me, I'm shoutin His Name out
    See, I got the motions down
    Lookit how I sway to the music
    Praisin' with the best around
    Maybe this is just a piece of
    My celestial Polaroid
    Maybe there's a part of this that
    I can't avoid
    If I live like Jesus did- If I live like Jesus did
    If I live like Jesus did then I'm alright
    I'm alright- hey, hey, hey
    Hear me, I'm yellin like crazy- Like a holy roller child
    Lookit how I reach for the rafters
    Man, I got the savin' style
    Maybe there's a reason the Good Book has
    Those tales of doin' good
    Maybe there's a message for me: Do all I could
    If I live like Jesus did- If I live like Jesus did
    If I live like Jesus did then I'm alright
    I'm alright- hey, hey, hey
    (If I live like Jesus did) I'll be brave
    (If I live like Jesus did) I'll be saved
    (If I live like Jesus did) I believe
    (If I live like) If I live like- (If I live like) hey
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Maybe there's a reason the Good Book has
    Those tales of doin' good
    Maybe there's a message for me: Do all I could
    If I live like Jesus did- If I live like Jesus did
    If I live like Jesus did then I'm alright
    I'm alright- hey, hey, hey
  • 3. Joy-Robbers
    I ain't gonna let- the joy-robbers get me
    The joy robbers wanna see me cryin' all day
    I ain't gonna let- the joy-robbers get me
    They can't take my joy 'less I give it away
    Jerry & I- we had an argument
    Now he don't want his friends to be my friends
    He told them: "Hey- you stay away from that guy
    The plan between you, well it has to end."
    But it doesn't end- Cause they're still my friends
    See I ain't gonna let- the joy-robbers get me
    The joy robbers wanna see me cryin' all day
    I ain't gonna let- the joy-robbers get me
    They can't take my joy 'less I give it away
    Turn signal on- pulled out the post office
    I saw this driver who would let me merge
    Then he forgot- or got distracted, I don't know
    Plowed into my car, then let go a splurge
    Of hurtful expletives-
    But we both knew the fault was his
    I ain't gonna let- the joy-robbers get me
    The joy robbers wanna see me cryin' all day
    I ain't gonna let- the joy-robbers get me
    They can't take my joy 'less I give it away
    So many friends- teachers & relatives
    They tell me "Buddy dontcha dream so big
    Just get a job- raise a family
    You get a shovel and you start to dig
    Bury that fantasy!"
    But I won't bury ME!!!!!!- ya see

    I ain't gonna let- the joy-robbers get me
    The joy robbers wanna see me cryin' all day
    I ain't gonna let- the joy-robbers get me
    They can't take my joy 'less I give it away
    I got the joy- I got the joy- I got the joy
    I got the joy
    You git your mitts off of my joy
    My prayer is "Share, don't tear my joy"
    I got the joy- I got the joy- I got the joy
    I got the joy
    Lord please forgive me for so angrily defending my joy
  • 4. Kneeling
    You ask me what I think of the war
    You ask me what I think it was for
    You ask me what I think of our policies
    My position- my only position is
    Kneeling- my position is
    Kneeling- my position is kneeling
    You ask me what I think of the Right
    You ask me what I think of what's Left
    You ask me what I think of your certainties
    My position- my only position is
    Kneeling- my position is
    Kneeling- my position is kneeling
    You say I must stand up- for what I believe
    But when I stand up- well I'm down on my knees
    I'm kneeling- my position is
    Kneeling- my position is kneeling
  • 5. Window in the Wall
    If it's a dreamer's eyes I see through
    Well I wanna see it all
    And the dream that I'll be with you
    Is the window in the wall
    Lights down in a cold room
    I stare at the walls of my sadness
    Made from separation and a
    Yearning that could drive you to madness
    Drift away, the visions play
    If it's a dreamer's eyes I see through
    Well I wanna see it all
    And the dream that I'll be with you
    Is the window in the wall
    Look back at the wrong moves
    Now hindsight is helpless to lead you
    Mistakes made and a price paid
    Well I thought it was supposed to be easy
    Maybe not now, but someday, somehow
    If it's a dreamer's eyes I see through
    Well I wanna see it all
    And the dream that I'll be with you
    Is the window in the wall
    Well brick by brick my heart breaks free
    But this wall can't fall fast enough for me

    Lights down in a cold room
    I stare at the walls of my sadness
    Made from separation and a
    Yearning that could drive you to madness
    Drift away, the visions play

    If it's a dreamer's eyes I see through
    Well I wanna see it all
    And the dream that I'll be with you
    Is the window in the wall
  • 6. Shush
    Love You from my head- to the tip of my toes
    Tellin' evabody: "Say, lookit how my heart glows!"
    But some folks are scared- to see me love that much
    They tell me keep it to myself- 'n' I say- waddya mean
    Shush- I ain't gon' shush- I ain't gon' shush
    If there's somethin' to say- Waddya mean
    Shush- ain't gon' shush- can't make me shush
    If my heart says it's okay
    I'm like a babe in Toyland- like a bird in space
    You are the smile- that won't come off o' this face
    It makes some folks squirm- to see me so in touch
    They tell me keep it locked away- 'n' I say- waddya mean
    Shush- I ain't gon' shush- I ain't gon' shush
    If there's somethin' to say- Waddya mean
    Shush- ain't gon' shush- can't make me shush
    If my heart says it's okay
    (You can't make me) Cause my love must fly
    (You can't shake me) Way up high
    (You can't break me)

    Oh, let my love fly high like an eagle- that all might see
    Let it soar forever more- and forever free
    Then let it rest in a field of joy- so green and lush
    But when I try to tell the world- they all say:
    "Shush- just you shush- got to shush
    Got too much to say- Know what I mean?
    Shush- can't you shush- please, will ya shush"
    But my heart, my heart says it's okay
    Shush- ain't gon' shush- ain't gon' shush
    If there's somethin' to say- Waddya mean
    Shush- ain't gon' shush- can't make me shush
    Cause my heart says it's okay
  • 7. I Treasure You
    Great big piles of gold- great big piles of gold
    Waiting to be sold- Great big piles of gold
    Let them appear- from of the blue
    I treasure you- I treasure you
    Jessica Simpson- Jessica Simpson
    Tells me I'm the one- Jessica Simpson
    Swears she will be – steadfast and true
    But I treasure you- I treasure you
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Great big piles of gold- great big piles of gold
    Waiting to be sold- Great big piles of gold
    Let them appear- from of the blue-see now:

    I treasure you- I treasure you
  • 8. I'm Not Dude, I'm Dad
    I love that you wanted to ride with me
    You're getting' more and more comfy as we go
    I love just havin' you here with me
    But there's one thing I need you to know
    I'm not dude, I'm Dad
    I'm not dude, I'm Dad
    Someday you'll be glad
    I'm not dude, I'm Dad
    I've heard what your classmates say about me
    How your momma & I, we just won't bend
    And I'm stricter than Principal Honcharski
    But God made me your father not your friend
    I'm not dude, I'm Dad
    I'm not dude, I'm Dad
    Someday you'll be glad
    I'm not dude, I'm Dad
    Maybe Dad's a bit old fashioned
    Could be Dad's a tad uptight
    Maybe Dad just has a passion to see you turn out right
    I don't care if you've imagined
    Some other way, some other life
    You're stuck with me tonite

    I see your left cheek start to glisten
    I don't s'pose those are tears of joy
    But humour me now- just listen
    I so, so love that you're my boy
    I'm not dude, I'm Dad
    I'm not dude, I'm Dad
    All I am is glad
    I'm not dude, I'm Dad
    I'm not dude, I'm Dad
  • 9. If God Was Chocolate
    I can feel Your presence- in the Summer breeze
    I can see the distance- between You & me
    I can catch Your fragrance- from an April rose
    Sure can hear Your rhythms- when the thunder rolls
    But I can't taste You- don't think I'm s'posed to
    But what would people do
    If God was chocolate- everyone loves chocolate
    Everyone would want Him- want Him all the time
    You can almost taste it- every Godly visit
    A party for the spirit- body, soul & mind
    If God was chocolate- chocolate- chocolate
    Mm-mm- chocolate- chocolate- chocolate
    Pray for an end to anger- you get a Hershey's kiss
    For each good deed a Snickers- I could get used to this
    Pray they stop the fighting- in the Middle East
    And the battleground starts changing
    To a chocolate fondue feast
    The whole world over- we'd discover- a whole new hunger
    If God was chocolate- everyone loves chocolate
    Everyone would want Him- want Him all the time
    You can almost taste it- every Godly visit
    A party for the spirit- body, soul & mind
    If God was chocolate- chocolate- chocolate
    Mm-mm- chocolate- chocolate- chocolate
    Chocolate- chocolate Chocolate- chocolate
    Can almost taste You
    But I think it all through
    & I think it's also true
    That God is broccoli- asparagus and herb tea
    All that stuff that's good for me
    That may not taste divine
    But it makes a good start at building me a strong heart
    So if you eat your broccoli
    And you drink your herbal tea
    Finish your supper and you will see-you will see
    How it can be that

    God is chocolate- everyone loves chocolate
    Everyone can have it- have it all the time
    You can almost taste it- every Godly visit
    A party for the spirit- body, soul & mind
    If God was chocolate- chocolate- chocolate
    Mm- mm- chocolate- chocolate- chocolate
  • 10. Say Yes To You
    It's simple- Lord it's simple
    I only want to love You
    I only want to run toward Your light
    It's simple- Lord it's simple
    I only want to praise You
    I only want to thank You for my life
    May all I am, and all I do
    Say yes to You
    May all I am, and all I do
    Say yes to You
    It's easy- Lord it's easy
    I only want to fall down
    I only want to shed myself of me
    It's easy- Lord it's easy
    I only want to slow down
    I only want to listen and agree
    May all I am, and all I do
    Say yes to You
    May all I am, and all I do
    Say yes to You
    So in my own way
    Til my dying day
    It is "Yes" I'll say to You

    It's simple- Lord it's simple
    I only want to love You
    I only want to do what You would do
    It's simple- Lord it's simple
    I only want to praise You
    I only want to let Your wish come true
    May all I am, and all I do
    Say yes to You
    May all I am, and all I do
    Say yes to You
  • 11. Shut Up and Pray
    You got me rockin', nothin' but rockin'
    You got me searchin for something that isn't
    Just the same old, same old thing
    You wanna party, have a big party
    I need a ticket, and on that ticket it will
    Say: "So who'd you bring?"
    I brought him and her and him and her
    And Bill and Buddy and Ray
    And they're all ears and we're all ears
    For what you have to say
    You say- Pray, pray pray
    For everything you're worth
    Pray, pray pray- for wisdom on the earth
    Listen to Me- while I- while I- while I
    Say say say- shut up & pray
    Hang on a minute, a doggone minute
    How 'bout the shoutin', screamin' and hollerin'
    That Your meek people do?
    If they can do it, I'm gonna do it
    Can't stop me, Motor Mouth Bobby gonna
    Get his message through
    Just like him & her & him & her
    And Bill & Buddy and Ray
    But did they talk and did we talk
    Too loud to hear You say?

    You say- Pray, pray pray
    For everything you're worth
    Pray, pray pray- for wisdom on the earth
    Listen to Me- while I- while I- while I
    Say say say- shut up & pray
    Hey wait a- but if ya- just lemme
    Was gonna- You need ta- Please lemme

    I brought him and her and him and her
    And Bill and Buddy and Ray
    And they're all ears and we're all ears
    For what you have to say
    You say- Pray, pray pray
    For everything you're worth
    Pray, pray pray- for wisdom on this earth
    Listen to Me- while I- while I- while I
    Say say say- shut up & pray
  • 12. Breastplate of St. Patrick
    I bind myself to the power of heaven
    I bind myself to the light of the Son
    The brightness of the moon
    The deepness of the sea
    I bind myself to the power of Christ
    Christ with me and before me
    Christ behind me and within me
    Christ to the right of me and to the left of me
    Christ above me and beneath me
    I bind myself to the virtue of Christ
    I bind myself to the guidance of angels
    I bind myself to the love of the Lamb
    For He alone is Peace
    And He alone is Light
    I bind myself to the guidance of Christ
    Christ with me and before me
    Christ behind me and within me
    Christ to the right of me and to the left of me
    Christ above me and beneath me
    I bind myself to the virtue of Christ
    In the eyes of all who see me
    In the ears of all who hear me
    In the hearts of those who know me
    Oh Lord, uphold me
    Christ with me and before me
    Christ behind me and within me
    Christ to the right of me and to the left of me
    Christ above me and beneath me
    I bind myself to the virtue of Christ
    I bind myself to the virtue of Christ
  • 13. Die Trying
    Kneeling Moustafa's praying: "Allah shall be praised
    Send Your angels, keep me brave
    As I face this mission
    Now into battle as I fight the infidels
    Let my efforts serve you well
    If I can't make them believe in You I'll
    Die trying- I will die trying
    With my soul smiling- I will die trying"
    Cleaning his rifle Corporal Wilson turns around
    Cause he thought he heard a sound
    That was vaguely threatening
    Picks up a pen and writes "I really miss you, Mom
    Yesterday there was a bomb that hit
    Close, I hope we win but I may
    Die trying- I could die trying
    With my soul crying- I could die trying"
    Kneeling Regina puts her Bible on the bed
    As this war goes through her head
    She is really frightened
    Still she says: "Lord it's not my lot to be afraid
    All my life you know I've made
    Efforts to be like You
    I'm not yet like You
    But Dear Lord I promise I will
    Die trying- I will die trying
    With my soul sighing- I will die trying
    I will die trying- I will die trying
    With my soul crying- I will die trying
  • 14. Truth or Trouble
    Johnny, your pockets are filled to the brim
    Don't they have bags at that store you were in?
    You know I'd buy anything that you need
    What is this hunger that food cannot feed?
    I don't care what happened, I just don't want to hear a lie
    I learned the hard way- to tell it straight is the lesser crime
    You're almost out of time- So make up your mind- well is it
    Truth or trouble?
    You know it's truth or trouble
    Johnny's the boss of a big company
    He's grown up, he no longer answers to me
    He spins extravagant tales of success
    Can't believe he thinks that I don't hear the rest
    You tell your workers you'll soon make good on
    Last month's pay
    Meanwhile your maid says they came to take
    Your Porsche away
    You kept some wolves at bay
    But soon they too will play- because it's
    Truth or trouble
    You know it's truth or trouble
    Watcha gonna do now, Johnny
    Watcha gonna do when the chips are down?
    Watcha gonna do now, Johnny
    I can tell ya life has got a way of runnin' us out of town

    I love you, Johnny, this can't be how you want to live
    I think you see now that what you said isn't what you did
    It's like when you were a kid
    You get what you give- so is it
    Truth or trouble?
    You know it's truth or trouble

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  • 1. Like a Train
    I can see Your love- comin' like a train
    Roll into the station, run me down again
    & You're 30 feet across, 90 miles high
    Smoke stack scrapin' up against the sky
    I can see Your love- comin' like a train
    Racin' to my rescue, erasin' all my shame
    I can see Your love- bowl me over again
    I can see Your love- like a trampoline
    Flingin' me to heights that I have never seen
    In a sky of freedom- big 'n' bright 'n' blue
    Then floatin' and a' fallin' I come back to You
    I can see Your love- comin' like a train
    Racin' to my rescue, erasin' all my shame
    I can see Your love- bowl me over again
    They say to wait until
    A train is standin' still
    So I can't afford to climb aboard
    But Lord, you know I will- oh, I will!
    I can see Your love- comin' like a train
    Racin' to my rescue, erasin' all my shame
    I can see Your love bowl me over again
  • 2. I'll Stick with My Own
    Mick sez "Use your head & stick with us instead
    A man must stay with his own crowd
    From that side of town, they'll just clown you around
    They'll get yer poor head in the clouds
    They'll go their own way, they don't care what you say
    They'll leave you to fight your own fights"
    And when he was through, I sez "Mick, here's to you
    And I thank ya, cause man, you're so right!
    I'll stick with the Irish- & the English
    And the ones with nowhere to call home
    I'll stick with the wealthy, the unhealthy
    The hungry, the tired, the alone
    I'll stick with my own"
    Mick sez "So it's true, you're the dumbest magoo
    Yer the blindest of men with two eyes
    Do you think all your lowlifes and highlifes and 'why-lifes'
    Will care if ya live or ya die?"
    Well Mick, I don't know- but there's one thing for sho'
    In this life there ain't no guarantees
    But from now until I've got no more free will
    It seems like the best way for me is
    Stick with the Irish- & the English
    And the ones with nowhere to call home
    I'll stick with the wealthy, the unhealthy
    The hungry, the tired, the alone
    I'll stick with my own
    There's nothing to do but to live
    There's nothing to take but to give
    There's nothing that ever made hatred surrender
    Like sayin': "What's mine is HIS!!" So- I'll
    Stick with the Irish- & the English
    And the ones with nowhere to call home
    I'll stick with the wealthy, the unhealthy
    The hungry, the tired, the alone
  • 3. My Faith, Your Power
    I live in a dungeon- my mind made for me
    I peel like an onion- in layers of "Woe is me"
    Cause I'm a freight train but somethin's in the way
    Cold night who needs to see day
    Big mouth with nothing to say- hi-yi-ya-o
    Prize fighter- never won a prize
    A baptizer- who isn't baptized
    I'm nothing- til I wake up, til I realize
    All I need- in the darkest hour
    Is my faith- Your power
    It will make sweet- whatever's sour
    My faith- Your power
    I twist through a tunnel- of narrow belief
    I drip through a funnel- into a tub of grief
    Cause I'm a first tenor- hasn't got a tune
    Latecomer- shows up too soon
    Dish o' Haagen Dazs with no spoon- hi-yi-ya-o
    Bat 'n' glove- can't find a ball
    Ballerina- walks into a wall
    I'm nothin'- got nothing- not til I recall
    All I need- in the darkest hour
    Is my faith- Your power
    It will make sweet- whatever's sour
    My faith- Your power

    I can rely- on You alone
    No one could take your place
    I can deny- that You're my home
    But You're- my air, my sky, my time, my space
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Cause I'm a freight train but somethin's in the way
    Cold night who needs to see day
    Big mouth with nothing to say- hi-yi-ya-o
    Prize fighter- never won a prize
    A baptizer- who isn't baptized
    I'm nothing- til I wake up, til I realize
    All I need- in the darkest hour
    Is my faith- Your power
    It will make sweet- whatever's sour
    My faith- Your power
  • 4. Change in Your Pocket
    With the change in your pocket
    You could change the world
    With the change in your pocket
    You could change the world
    There are millions dying down in Africa
    From a disease that we want no part of
    Sweet little babies with no ma and pa
    With the change in your pocket
    You could change the world
    With the change in your pocket
    You could change the world
    So we must help these babies to grow
    Straight & tall
    And we say: "It is my intent to heed that call
    I'll address it the minute that I'm
    Back from the mall"
    With the change in your pocket
    You could change the world
    With the change in your pocket
    You could change the world
    Well a buck-and-a-quarter buys a cuppa joe
    And I'm sure I'd enjoy it, but in Equador
    That same buck-and-a-quarter feeds a family of four
    With the change in your pocket
    You could change the world
    With the change in your pocket
    You could change the world

    Nobody here deserves this fate
    Nobody here can afford to wait, cause
    If we can't be loving, how can we be saved?

    Some women are dying as they're giving birth
    Some throats are so parched they cannot
    Speak a word
    Can it be there're still some of us who
    Haven't heard
    With the change in your pocket
    You could change the world
    With the change in your pocket
    You could change the world
  • 5. Gold God
    My life was a struggle
    Nothin but strain
    But this groovy new prayer I'm prayin'
    Made everything change
    I used to stay home on Fridays
    Nowhere I could afford to go
    Now I'm King of the Highways-
    Now I'm swimming in dough
    I've got a Gold God- He's like a Visa card
    All I do is pray- and money comes my way
    I've got a Gold God- some people think it's odd
    If He wants me to be rich- what's a guy to say
    I've got a Gold God- I've got a Gold God
    He extended my territory- now I eat at the Ritz
    Chew olives in It'ly- and spit out the pits
    Pull up in a Lexus- make everyone drool
    I'm bigger than Texas- I'm cooler than cool
    I've got a Gold God- He's like a Visa card
    All I do is pray- and money comes my way
    I've got a Gold God- some people think it's odd
    If He wants me to be rich- what's a guy to say
    I've got a Gold God- I've got a Gold God
    Some guys have all the luck-
    Some guys get all the gold
    Backed up my pick-up truck
    Loaded all the gold that it would hold
    INSTRUMENTAL
    I saw a thing in the Good Book
    That isn't so great
    Somethin' bout a camel, the eye of a needle
    Hope I'm not too late
    Lord if I say I'm sorry
    Make right what went wrong
    There'll be a new way of singin'
    The same old song:
    I've got a Gold God- He's like a Visa card
    All I do is pray- and mercy comes my way
    I've got a Gold God- some people think it's odd
    If He wants me to be rich- what's a guy to say
    I've got a Gold God- I've got a Gold God
  • 6. You Just So Never Know
    Joey had a dream- and he pursued it til his
    Legs gave out and he fell down
    So he dug a hole- he held services and
    Buried his dream in the ground
    Dropped the shovel- waved goodbye
    That's the moment- his dream came back to life
    You just SO never know
    The mystery of life it is a mystery til the end
    You just SO never know
    Maybe for tonite it's good enough to know the
    Morning comes again
    Marie was scared- no, I mean scared to death and
    Every child must face this fear
    She had to tell- tell her mother something
    A mother may not want to hear
    Got the words out- and closed her eyes
    Mom said: "You made me so happy tonite"
    You just SO never know
    The mystery of life it is a mystery til the end
    You just SO never know
    Maybe for tonite it's good enough to know the
    Morning comes again
    Who woulda thunk it- Who woulda known
    If it was a drink you wouldn'a drunk it
    If it was a seed you wouldn'a let it be sown

    Look to heaven- ask Him when
    He'll bring the guessin'- to an end
    He says child- it can't be done-
    Wouldn't be near as much fun

    You just SO never know
    The mystery of life it is a mystery til the end
    You just SO never know
    Maybe for tonite it's good enough to know the
    Morning comes again
  • 7. Dead Presidents on Parade
    I'm lookin' for ways to stay alive
    Got so many bills to pay tonight
    I got car insurance, life insurance
    Health insurance, home insurance
    I can't breathe, cause I can't sleep
    Cause I can't pay, & there's no way
    But I still pray cause there's gotta be
    There's gotta be- there's gotta be- there's gotta
    Gotta be a way
    Dead presidents on parade
    Step over here into the shade of my wallet
    I need money, I got love
    Comes in handy down here, Bub
    Dead presidents on parade
    Got bills that have gotta be paid from my pocket
    Can't pay what I don't have
    Dead presidents, won't you have a seat right here
    Don't need to keep ya- Just love to meet ya
    Don't have to stay
    Just say hello, & I'll send you on your way
    I'm lookin' to do what You have asked
    But it's been a long and grinding path
    Now I teach piano, teach guitar
    I teach what little I've learned so far
    But it's still rough and it's- so tough and it's
    Not enough- no it's never been enough
    But I still pray cause I still pay
    So I still pray but there's no way
    But there's gotta be a way, there's gotta be a way
    There's gotta be, gotta be, gotta be a way

    Dead presidents on parade
    Step over here into the shade of my wallet
    I need money, I got love
    Comes in handy down here, Bub
    Dead presidents on parade
    Got bills that have gotta be paid from my pocket
    Can't pay what I don't have
    Dead presidents, won't you have a seat right here
    Don't need to keep ya- Just love to meet ya
    Don't have to stay
    Just say hello, & I'll send you on your way

    Love of money is the root of all evil
    Lack of money is a gun that shoots people
    That gun, it shot me in the ego
    Made me feel a little less equal
    If it's bad for me, think of the others
    Starvin' children, fathers & mothers
    Gotta come up with a better system
    Our instincts are good, but we resist 'em
    There's gotta be a way- gotta be a way
    Gotta be a way- gotta be a way

    Dead presidents on parade
    Step over here into the shade of my wallet
    I need money, I got love
    Comes in handy down here, Bub
    Dead presidents on parade
    Got bills that have gotta be paid from my pocket
    Can't pay what I don't have
    Dead presidents, won't you have a seat right here
    Don't need to keep ya- Just love to meet ya
    Don't have to stay
    Just say hello, & I'll send you on your way
  • 8. Pencil in Your Hand
    Lookin' down's gotta be a chore
    On the hatred, pain and war
    This is not what You made us for
    Some people say that it's all Your fault
    That You just don't care at all
    You're not a window, You're a wall
    If You're thinkin' You better
    Write Your people a love letter- well
    Let me be the pencil in Your hand
    Let me be the pencil in Your hand
    Let me be an instrument
    That we might better understand
    Let me be the pencil in Your hand
    If You mean to educate
    Make us really radiate
    How 'bout the ones sayin' it's too la-ate?
    Don't just sit there, send us love
    Let it rain from up above
    Are You too sad to give it a shove?
    Well I'd imagine it's hard
    But cha gotta send us a get- well card
    Let me be the pencil in Your hand
    Let me be the pencil in Your hand
    Let me be an instrument
    That we might better understand
    Let me be the pencil in Your hand
    Help me live Your love- I know I can do better
    Let me write Your love- in great big letters
    INSTRUMENTAL
    If you're thinkin' you better
    Write your people a love letter- well
    Let me be the pencil in Your hand
    Let me be the pencil in Your hand
    Let me be an instrument
    That we might better understand
    Let me be the pencil in Your hand
  • 9. Stomp
    Throw your jacket in the corner
    Everybody's comin' over
    Don't you know it's Thursday night and time for makin' merry
    Move your boots and jump 'n' shout
    It's in you now, so let it out
    Throw your worries on the ground and kick 'em til they're dust-just
    Stomp- Stomp
    Stomp- you got to stomp
    Loosen up the best you're able
    Johnny here is on the table
    In the back they're fryin' fish 'n' chips and tellin' stories
    How's about we give a cheer
    To the One who put us here
    Since we're feelin' good it wouldn't hurt to let Him know, so
    Stomp- Stomp
    Stomp- you got to stomp

    INSTRUMENTAL
    Throw your worries on the ground and kick 'em til they're dust-just
    Stomp- Stomp
    Stomp- you got to stomp
  • 10. This Is October
    That short, fat, bald guy
    's'a fall baseball guy
    He loves to watch his Bombers win- again
    Lives through the players
    Loves when they hit 'taters
    But he's a couch potato and it's been a sin
    He wishes he were more
    Knows what makes you ready for
    A trip to the Hall of Fame- is not some August game
    This is October- the kid stuff is over
    Time to deliver what the fans pay you to do
    This is October
    He's Derek Jeter- he hits the heater
    He's undefeated in his dreams- at least he dreams
    But when he wakes up- he drops the pop-ups
    Lets down his son-and-wifely team- and they scream:
    "You can do it, do it dad
    We know that you're not so bad
    So don't just lie about- Time is runnin' out
    This is October- the kid stuff is over
    Time to deliver what the family prays you can do
    This is October"
    Fantasy camp- the Mick is there
    The Babe says: "Straighten up, comb your hair
    You gotta give all you can give
    You gotta love- you gotta love- you gotta live
    This is October- the kid stuff is over
    Time to deliver what the fans pay you to do
    This is October- the kid stuff is over
    Time to deliver what the fans pray you can do
    This is October
  • 11. Hotel Hallelujah
    Betty showed me with her eyes
    All the pain her limp body tried to hide
    I knew the Lord would take her soon
    Selfishly I prayed He'd wait awhile
    But I knew that she'd get back her smile, when
    She checked in to the Hotel Hallelujah
    She'll lay down on a bed of gentle grace
    There's no end to the love that's rushin' thru ya
    In this sacred and most Holy Place
    Daddy never made a fuss
    He left all the cryin' up to us
    I saw that he was fading fast
    He said: "Don't shed a tear for me, my boy"
    But I knew that he would cry for joy
    When he checked in to the Hotel Hallelujah
    He'll lay down on a bed of gentle grace
    There's no end to the love that's rushin' thru ya
    In this sacred and most Holy Place
    Leave a world- of so much loss that we must grieve
    And finally find a place- that no one has to leave
    When we check in to the Hotel Hallelujah
    We'll lay down on a bed of gentle grace
    There's no end to the love that's rushin' thru ya
    In this sacred and most Holy Place
  • 12. Hallways of Always
    I'm ready to walk with you- I'm ready to talk with You
    Down the Hallways of Always
    I'm ready to be by Your side
    I'm prayin' that You'll be my guide
    Down the Hallways of Always
    Always-always-always
    Always- bathed in Your light
    Always- blessed by Your might
    Always- safe in Your sight
    Always- (always)- always- (always)
    I'm ready to try'n keep step- I'm ready to lose my breath
    Down the Hallways of Always
    Just think what a leap I'll have made
    To be in the grand parade- Down the Hallways of Always
    Always-always-always

    I've said ev'ry prayer I can say
    Hopin I'm closer each day
    To the Hallways of Always
    Done everything I could do, but now it's all up to you
    'F I see the Hallways of Always
    Always- at Your command
    Always- with You I'll stand
    Always- part of Your band
    Always- (always)- always- (always)
    For every soul who has lived, the greatest reward
    You can give is the Hallways of Always
    Ready to run thru the fire
    Knowing I'll never tire in the Hallways of Always
    Always- walk with no fear
    Always- run to keep near
    Always- the Angels will cheer
    Always- (always)- always- (always)

    I'm ready to walk with you- I'm ready to talk with You
    Down the Hallways of Always
    I'm ready to be by Your side
    I'm prayin' that You'll be my guide
    Down the Hallways of Always

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SONG LYRICS

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  • 1. Love Travels
    So I stand here and gaze across the ocean
    Knowing that I may not ever hold you
    Quite the way I told you
    But the distance won't silence my devotion
    Cause I believe there is still a way to reach out
    In my heart there's no doubt
    Love travels the miles upon the wings of angels
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I can love you from here- love you from here
    So I stare at the photograph before me
    Wonderin' if you still believe I love you
    I did what I had to do
    And then I look and I swear I saw you smilin'
    Heaven makes these tender hearts the strongest
    Mine beats for you as long as
    Love travels the miles upon the wings of angels
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I can love you from here
    On moonbeams, on heart strings
    Love makes its way through anything
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I will always be near, cause I'll love you from here
    Time will never change me
    You just gotta believe it
    And the dream that saves me is
    That you're happy and that you're free

    It'll fly through the air with the greatest of ease
    As much as you want, now, as much as you need
    Across every mountain and all seven seas
    The eagles will carry it on God's gentle breeze
    And I'll never give up (Never give up)
    I'll never give in (Never give in)
    And you'll know that it's me when you hear the voice singin'

    Lai la lai lai, la lai lai la lai Gotta listen to me, listen to me sing
    (Lai la lai lai, la lai lai la lai) And you'l know that it's me
    Singin (singin') singin' (singin') singin'
    Love travels the miles upon the wings of angels
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I can love you from here
    On moonbeams, on heart strings
    Love makes its way through anything
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I will always be near, cause I'll love you from here
  • 2. I Don't Need a Picture
    I need to call your name
    I need to cry in pain
    I need to hide in shame
    I need to - I need to
    I need to know this bliss
    I need to not resist
    Oh I need to feel like this
    I need to - I need to
    But I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    To see your face - to see your face
    I must walk just like you
    I must talk just like you
    I must learn what to do
    I need to - I need to
    I must try not to fall
    I must climb every wall
    And I must do nothing at all
    I need to - oh I need to
    But I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    To see your face - to see your face
    Seems like any moment I'll know what to do
    Seems like any time I'll be standing with you
    Yet it seems like any moment my chance will be through
    Seems like any moment - seems like any moment

    I have to dream out loud
    And have what you're about
    But I'll have to empty out
    I need to - I need to

    I need to scream with light
    And tear apart the night
    Oh I need to do you right
    Oh I need to - oh I need to
    But I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    To see your face - to see your face
    To see your face
    To see your face
    I don't need a picture
    I don't need a picture - picture- picture
  • 3. Do It Anyway
    You're scared to put your face in the water- do it anyway
    You're scared to color outside the border- do it anyway

    You're scared if you say that they will laugh at you- do it anyway
    You're scared of what I say cause it might be true
    Do it anyway- do it anyway- do it anyway

    You're scared if you join up you still won't belong- do it anyway
    You're scared that if you leave- you'll be gone- do it anyway

    You're scared to let your friends depend on you- do it anyway
    You might surprise the both of you and come through- so
    Do it anyway- do it anyway- do it anyway

    What if you're wrong- and what if you're right
    What if you walk the walk- and fight the fight

    You're scared that that next peak is too high for you to climb- do it anyway
    Afraid that they will laugh if you start to cry- do it anyway

    You're scared to tell the world what you're doin' here- do it anyway
    You're scared to say "I love you" right in my ear
    Do it anyway- do it anyway- do it anyway
  • 4. You Then Me Then You Then Me
    It's my turn, it's not your turn
    It's my turn, get outta my way
    It's my turn, go on complain
    I'm comin' through anyway
    And don't ask me why I'm like this
    But lately I'm wonderin' if
    It'll come to pass
    That the last shall be first and the
    First shall be last- then the voice say
    Here's the way it oughtta be
    You then me then you then me
    I pray one day we'll all agree
    And take it you then me then you then me
    Life could go you then me then you then me
    That's my food, don't touch my food
    That's my wine, don't spill a drop
    Or I'll whack you across your face
    And drop you out of the human race
    See I got me the urge to kill
    But I wish we could take a pill
    So we'd all cool down
    And we'd talk like the man who was
    Born back in Bethlehem town- betcha he say
    Here's the way it oughtta be
    You then me then you then me
    I pray one day we'll all agree
    And take it you then me then you then me
    Life could go you then me then you then me
    I coulda sworn I was here first- hey hey hey
    Well if I'm not the best hey I'm sure not the worst
    No not me baby- hey hey yeah

    It's your turn, it's not my turn
    It's your turn- well let's just say
    We'll trade off- here let me light
    And pass the peace pipe down your way

    Well try it, it could be good
    And what if one day it should
    Really come to pass
    That the last shall be first and the
    First shall be last- betcha we say:
    Here's the way it oughtta be
    You then me then you then me
    I pray one day we'll all agree
    And take it you then me then you then me
    Life could go you then me then you then me
  • 5. Peace Has Broken Out
    My dear sweet Ireland- so long fightin'
    How came this war to be- Kerrigan 'gainst Connolly
    But you stood through the hard rain
    Til one day the word came
    Did you hear that peace- has broken out?
    No one knows why- it's happened now
    We just give thanks- that it's come about
    Peace has broken out, yeah- it's broken out
    Still other fights go on
    East-West- right-wrong
    Some in God's name begin
    How very sad for him
    Still he'd let us lay down
    Our swords on this holy ground- and the angels say
    Did you hear that peace- has broken out?
    No one knows why- it's happened now
    Just seems like heaven- opened up the clouds
    And peace has broken out, yeah- it's broken out
    Did you know that we're all black and we're all white
    And we're all wrong and we're alright
    And them and we is you and me

    I live next door to you- hardly know you
    Well I'll put on some coffee
    And you might get to know me- and they'll all say
    Did you hear that peace- has broken out?
    No one knows why- it's happened now
    We just cry for joy- we scream and shout
    Peace has broken out- it's broken out
    Yeah peace has broken out- it's broken out
  • 6. That's All the Lumber You Sent
    Said a friend to a friend one day:
    Was a man who passed away
    St. Peter met him at the gate
    Pete said: "Walk with me if you will
    I'll take you to the house you built"
    Man said: "I can't wait!"
    Passed a mansion made of stone
    But with each new house he's shown
    They get smaller by degrees
    Stopped in front of a two-room shack
    Pete said: "Hope you're happy with that"
    Man said: "How can this be?"- Pete say:
    "That's all the lumber- that's all the lumber
    That's all the lumber you sent
    Looks like the builder- man, he's got your number
    That's all the lumber you sent"
    Man didn't know what to say
    Poor guy was blown away
    Said: "You mean this is what I deserve?"
    Pete said: "I'm afraid it's so
    't's too late but now you know
    Shoulda done better work"
    Said: "You mean not lie and cheat
    And helpin' old ladies 'cross the street?"
    Pete says: "Well, that's a start
    Remember that man back in that great big house?
    He found out early what it's all about
    Built that place with his heart- as for you
    "That's all the lumber- that's all the lumber
    That's all the lumber you sent
    Looks like the builder- man, he's got your number
    That's all the lumber you sent"got your number
    That's all the lumber you sent"
    What if that man was me
    And I failed that miserably
    You're showin' me things I don't wanna see!

    St. Peter if you can
    Send me back to earth again
    's'that somethin' you can do?
    Pete said: "It ain't up to me
    If it was I'd like to see
    How you plan to improve"
    Said "I'd love God and fellow man
    Take a wife and make a stand
    Be the givin'est guy I can be
    And when I get back to this neighborhood
    There'd be a gigantic pile o' wood!
    And I'd say: 'What's this I see?'- and you tell me
    That's all the lumber- all that's your lumber
    That's all the lumber you sent
    Big boss'll help you- hammer it all together
    That's all the lumber you sent"
  • 7. Tween the Jigs and the Reels
    To see you dance would be a treat
    Hips and hands and legs and feet
    With all the joy your heart can feel
    To our new song "Tween the Jigs and the Reels"- c'mon

    You lads and lassies here tonight
    To see you dance is a wonderful sight
    You swirl and twirl and kick your heels
    Spreading joy with your jigs and reels

    Well the dance you're doin' is a lot like life
    Back and forth and left and right
    We get confused as to what we feel
    With all that happens 'tween the jigs and the reels
    Well I lost my job three weeks ago
    The boss said: "Hate to see you go
    Here's fifteen bucks for a couple of meals
    You'll be fine, with your jigs and reels"

    Well he didn't know how right he was
    It got me mad and it woke me up
    To a simple truth that'd been concealed
    Life is what happens 'tween the jigs and the reels

    You may be sober, may be drunk
    But ponder this on which I've thunk
    If life is such a dubious deal
    How did we get these jigs and reels?

    Well if the devil's on our trail tonight
    He hopes we'll stumble in the dance of life
    But we swirl and twirl and kick our heels
    Well you can't catch me 'tween the jigs and the reels

    Well you can't catch me 'tween the jigs and the reels
  • 8. Stomp
    Throw your jacket in the corner
    Everybody's comin' over
    Don't you know it's Thursday night and time for makin' merry
    Move your boots and jump 'n' shout
    It's in you now, so let it out
    Throw your worries on the ground and kick 'em til they're dust-just
    Stomp- Stomp
    Stomp- you got to stomp
    Loosen up the best you're able
    Johnny here is on the table
    In the back they're fryin' fish 'n' chips and tellin' stories
    How's about we give a cheer
    To the One who put us here
    Since we're feelin' good it wouldn't hurt to let Him know, so
    Stomp- Stomp
    Stomp- you got to stomp
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Throw your worries on the ground and kick 'em til they're dust-just
    Stomp- Stomp
    Stomp- you got to stomp
  • 9. The Big Snow
    There was no love between John and Joe
    If one said stop, the other said go
    Darts of hate shot across the road- until the big snow

    It came like rain, but seven feet high
    Phone rings, John hears Joe's wife cry
    It's hard to hate when you can't see the sky
    That's when you really know that
    The big snow will make you brothers
    The big snow will show the way
    You learn fast to love each other
    When you can't say no
    To the big, big, big, big snow
    Joe's wife says: "Come quick,' John says "What for?"
    She says: "A wall of ice is at our front door
    My Joe pushed and pushed and he collapsed on the floor
    Curse this big snow!"

    Says John: "Hang on, I'll be right there"
    His shovel squeals, his lungs scream for air
    Must push on, but Lord I'm scared
    Sometimes you have to go, cause
    The big snow will make you brothers
    The big snow will show the way
    You learn fast to love each other
    When you can't say no
    To the big, big, big, big snow
    ------------INSTRUMENTAL-----------
    John's life flashed before his eyes
    He recalls the flood of '55
    "Somehow that time we all survived- why not the big snow?"

    Well he found their door and he broke on through
    And with John's help, old Joe came to
    Joe looks up and smiles and says: "Who invited you?"
    And that's when you really know

    That the big snow will make you brothers
    The big snow will show the way
    You learn fast to love each other
    When you can't say no
    To the big, big, big, big
    Big, big, big, big
    Big, big, big, big snow
  • 10. Ceili Rain
    There's nothing behind me-there's nothing ahead
    There's only this vision of You, and to it I'm led
    I've gathered around me- folks who feel like I do
    And our only passion is to celebrate You
    We gather together, tears of joy in our eyes
    Intoxicated just standing under Your skies
    We're making a party- we're feeling no pain
    We're drunk on the love that pours from above
    In Your precious name
    Lord, this is some party- but in it there's no shame
    We're just high on the heavenly glow of Your glorious Ceili Rain
    Pater noster qui est in coeli- Our Father, our Way
    We cherish these words that Your Son once gave us to pray
    Et Spiritus Sancti- yeah, we answer Your call
    To this downpour of heavenly partiness You give us all
    So strike up the fiddle, and bang on the drums
    We celebrate life and You from Whom it all comes
    We're making a party- we're feeling no pain
    We're drunk on the love that pours from above
    In Your precious name
    Lord, this is some party- but in it there's no shame
    We're just high on the heavenly glow of Your glorious Ceili Rain
    Well this is one party- we don't have to be scared
    That we're not hip and groovy cause here nobody cares
    See here we're all sinners- all much like myself
    We're too busy praying for judging anyone else
    So we hold up our glasses- they fill with Your grace
    We lift up our voices, we lift them in praise
    We're making a party- we're feeling no pain
    We're drunk on the love that pours from above
    In Your precious name
    Lord, this is some party- and You are to blame
    We're high on the heavenly glow of Your glorious Ceili Rain
  • 11. 666 Degrees
    Thank heaven for the simple things
    Room to dance, a girl to bring
    Between the tunes, a glass of gin
    And dosey-doe, you've fallen in
    Take "what's-her-number" by the hand
    And say: "This way to the promised land"
    But you don't need your overcoat
    Cause where you're headed, you won't freeze
    666 degrees- 666 degrees

    A 99 in chemistry
    They say: "A doctor you could be!
    You'll heal some sick, you'll make some friends
    Among them is Mercedes Benz"
    You love the life, you live it high
    A scalpel slips, a patient dies
    But you win your case and wait to hear
    The judgement that the judge decrees- oh, look out
    666 degrees- 666 degrees
    666 degrees- 666 degrees

    We live a life of deep regret
    Where heaven is no easy bet
    The right & proper way to go
    The wisest of us never know
    But if you're here for my advice
    Check your motives, check 'em twice
    Cause should you sit with Satan
    You would sell your soul for just a breeze
    666 degrees- 666 degrees
    666 degrees- 666 degrees
  • 12. It Only Tickles When You Do It
    I revel in days of abiding great joy
    Bestowed upon me by that one little boy
    Well it's true that it smarts when he shouts in my ears
    But the silence hurt more before he was here
    -----------------------------
    Well he laughs til he cries as we flail on the floor
    And he pleads with me "Stop!", though he knows there'll be more
    With an innocent whimsy he hasn't lost yet
    Then he leads me to wisdom I'll never forget
    When he says "Now Daddy, you tickle yourself"
    And I say: "If I could I'd get to it
    But it only tickles when you do it"
    ---------------------------- Now that my bonnie boy has grown into a man
    I am left all alone here with these idle hands
    So they reach up to You who've been Father to me
    And they're craving the joy that Your touch always means
    I say this in not the most reverent terms
    And pray You won't misconstrue it
    But it only tickles when You do it

    ....and then the Lord speaks.... :
    "I am God, I am happy in heavens above
    I've had eons and ages of Myself to love
    Still I found it amusing to see Adam come
    And the earth did seem greener, and brighter the sun
    Well I may try to hide this from even Myself
    But clearly you always knew it
    That it only tickles when you do it
    Yes it only tickles when you do it"

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  • 1. Jigorous
    There's no one in the house- it's quiet as a mouse
    But eight o'clock they will all be home
    Our Momma isn't well- she hasn't been herself
    Forgetting things she's always known
    Well tonight she's gonna dance, tonight she's gonna sing
    Little Momma's gotta shake it, we're gonna get you back into the swing
    Let's get jigorous- jigorous
    Jig-jivin', jumpin' into the
    Swirlin', twirlin', whirl of life that's all around us
    Jigorous- jigorous
    Get livin' dangerous cause there's
    Only so much more daylight
    So today will have to cheat its way into tonight
    The family loves to dance- we seize on any chance
    To kick up our heels and cut a rug
    Tom and Linny rhumba, & me and Megan waltz
    Lookit Ma & Johnny jitterbug!
    You could say it doesn't help her, it's only just a dance
    But when you have a partner, you always have a chance- so let's get
    Let's get jigorous- jigorous
    Jig-jivin', jumpin' into the
    Swirlin', twirlin', whirl of life that's all around us
    Jigorous- jigorous
    Get livin' dangerous cause there's
    Only so much more daylight
    So today will have to cheat its way into tonight
    Jig, jig, everybody- jig jig hand in hand
    Jig jig for the love of each pair of feet in the land
    Reach out for a partner- grab on, do-si-do
    Find you one who won't let go, find you one who won't let go
    I got one who won't let go

    INSTRUMENTAL
    Stealthily I creep- the nurse says she's asleep
    I sit on the bed & watch her breathe
    Cause when she comes awake- she'll say it's a mistake:
    "I don't belong here, son, let's leave!"
    Well momma isn't sure of her way from here to there
    Like all of us she tries to be brave but she's scared
    But when she hears a song that she thinks she's heard before
    She reaches for her Partner, and heads out to the floor
    She says: Let's get- c'mon now, let's get

    Let's get jigorous- jigorous
    Jig-jivin', jumpin' into the
    Swirlin', twirlin', whirl of life that's all around us
    Jigorous- jigorous
    Get livin' dangerous cause I want to deserve this light
    That's shinin' down on us
    Jigorous (jigorous)- jigorous (jigorous)
    Jig-jivin', jumpin' into the
    Swirlin', twirlin', whirl of life that's all around us
    Jigorous- jigorous, ain't it fabulous, cause I'm
    Bathin' in the warmest light
    And today is gonna cheat its way into tonight
  • 2. God Done Good
    I met her on a Sunday- third day of May
    Tried not to show her- I was swept away
    By her giddy girlish laughter- & long raven hair
    And the way that she barely- seemed to care
    And I love and admire her still to this day, so I have to say
    If I could
    God done good- God done good
    God done good- God done good
    He made a promise- said he would
    And God done good
    We tried to have a baby- we tried and we tried
    We couldn't make it happen- we cried and we cried
    Searched for an answer- we prayed and we prayed
    Then one day it happened- from far, far away
    A baby boy he came and changed our lives- and we cried and we cried
    Cause we understood
    God done good- God done good
    God done good- God done good
    He made a promise- said he would
    And God done good
    Got no money- got no fame
    Got no title before my name
    Got food and water- brick and wood
    Got love and laughter- God done, God done good
    INSTRUMENTAL
    We watch our baby sleepin'- peaceful and calm
    We look at those eyelashes- so graceful and long
    He will be a prize for - some lucky girl
    And a gift of laughter- to a cold, lonely world
    And we wink at the sky and we kneel- and we cry and we cry
    And it's understood
    God done good- God done good
    God done good- God done good
    He made a promise- said he would
    And God done good
  • 3. The Fighting Chair
    I was standin on the shoreline
    Fishin' pole gettin' heavy in my hand
    As usual catchin' nothin' the story of my life, the story of the man
    Then some geezer in a schooner
    Said son "Take a look at the sky
    Still time to get out where the fish are
    Still time to find the gleam in your eye
    You wanna catch a big one, you wanna be a hero
    You'll never get nothin' standin' over there
    So strap yourself in and we'll sail away deep
    You only reel 'em in from the fighting chair"
    It felt scary, kinda crazy, like things usually feel to me
    But it got me thinking I'm standin'
    On the shoreline everytime there's somewhere to be
    So I jumped up on his schooner
    He strapped me in, put the pole in my hand
    He said "Twilight is gonna get your head right
    You're gonna feel clean, you're gonna make a stand
    You wanna catch a big one, you wanna be a hero
    You'll never get nothin' standin' over there
    So strap yourself in and we'll sail away deep
    You only reel 'em in from the fighting chair"
    I felt somethin', somethin'- I started tuggin', tuggin'
    Said "Brother, this is it, the only way you beat me is if I up and quit!"
    Well I ain't quit- well, not yet

    In my daydream, I drop my line in, they all swim by laughin' in my face
    But I believe if I snag that one big fish it'll make the vision go away
    We all have one good catch in us, one sweet day, one perfect moonlight
    Gonna sail out into the wind and
    I'll taste the salt water on my face tonight
    You wanna catch a big one, you wanna be a hero
    You'll never get nothin' standin' over there
    So strap yourself in and we'll sail away deep
    You only reel 'em in from the fighting chair
    Wanna find love, wanna find home
    Lookin' for peace, lookin' everywhere
    The way to peace is a dang hard struggle
    Strap yourself in to the fighting chair
    I'm gonna make my own peace with the fighting chair
  • 4. Thanks
    Thanks- for keepin' track of me
    Thanks- for givin' a dang about me
    Thanks- for sayin' that you love me
    Thanks- just thanks

    Thanks- for lettin' me know you care
    Thanks- for always bein' there
    Thanks- for makin' me do my share
    Thanks- just thanks
    Can't thank you enough
    I'm high from you liftin' me up
    Thanks- for sayin' what you said
    Thanks- for clearin' out my head
    Thanks- for givin' me hope instead
    Thanks- just thanks
    Can't thank you enough
    I'm high from you lifting me up
    Thanks- you left me who I was
    Thanks- you showed me what a smile does
    Thanks- you loved me just because
    Thanks- just thanks

    Thanks- for cryin' when I bleed
    Thanks- for wavin' when I leave
    Thanks- for bein' what I believe
    Thanks- just thanks
  • 5. Long for You
    I know there's water- because I'm thirsty
    I know there's food- because I'm hungry
    I know there's love- because love is all I wanna do
    And I know that you're out there- because I
    Long for you
    Because I long for you
    I know there's air- because I'm breathing
    I know there's light- because I'm seeing
    I know there's truth- because I believe it to be true
    And I know that you're out there- because I
    Long for you
    Because I long for you
    Because I long for you
    You know I long for you
    I need you to be there- I know you must be there
    I know you share what I share
    I know you care 'cause I care

    I may be wrong- but I ain't never ever seen the proof
    So I still believe that you're out there- because I
    Long for you
    Because I long for you
    Because I long for you
    You know I long for you
  • 6. Erasers on Pencils
    I wrote a "d" when I meant a "b," now I'm stuck with the "d"
    (That's what erasers on pencils are for)
    I tried to think my thought with "d," but it doesn't come out like me
    (That's what erasers on pencils are for)
    How come I do this everytime?
    I s'poze it's prob'ly not a crime
    That don't stop it drivin' me outta my mind
    I hate when this happens, I hate when this happens, well
    Mama better look here
    I made some mistakes, I'm afraid I'll make more
    'n she says: "Darlin, when those fears appear
    That's what erasers on pencils are for"
    I introduced my friend to Bruce, but I called him "Brent"
    (That's what erasers on pencils are for)
    I'd put the blame on my poor brain, but I don't know where it went
    (That's what erasers on pencils are for)
    I thought I could but now I know
    I'll never be some perfect Joe
    But it's so hard to just let go
    I hate when this happens, I hate when this happens, well
    Mama better look here
    I made some mistakes, I'm afraid I'll make more
    'n she says: "Darlin, when those fears appear
    That's what erasers on pencils are for"
    I feel so lowly, so bottom-of-the-bowl-y
    So next-to-nearly none
    But you won't see me at no pity party
    That's a table set for one
    Erasing mistakes is supposed to be fun

    I've been a loser (That's what erasers on pencils are for)
    Been so uptight
    I've been so foolish (That's what erasers on pencils are for)
    Lo these many days & nights
    How come I do this everytime?
    Mother, Father this is my crime
    I bet it's drivin' you outta your mind
    I betcha hate when this happens, you hate when this happens, you say

    Darlin' better look here
    You made some mistakes, I'm afraid you'll make more
    Well I promise, when those fears appear- I will help you
    (That's what erasers on pencils are for) I'll be with you
    (That's what erasers on pencils are for) I'll forgive you
    That's what erasers on pencils are for
  • 7. Barely Stay Inside of My Own Skin
    Well I can hardly stand the heightened state I'm in
    Barely stay inside of my own skin
    Can't believe the life I get to live
    Can't conceive the joy I have to give
    All because- because of you
    Cause you made me- made me new
    I am not the frightened guy I've been
    Barely stay inside of my own skin

    Well I can hardly keep the pace and catch my breath
    Barely tell my right foot from my left
    Got a giant guyser in my heart
    Blowin' up but hopefully not apart
    All because- because of you
    Cause you made me- chase the truth
    Not the timid guy I've always been
    Barely stay inside of my own skin
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Well I can see the dawn of brighter, bold new days
    See my troubles wilt and blow away
    See us holdin' hands both black and white
    See myself, attempting what is right
    All because- because of you
    Cause you made me- wanna come through
    Not the empty promise that I've been
    Barely stay inside of my own skin

    Jump, jump, jumpin' right out of- jump, jumpin' outta my skin
    Jump, jump, jumpin' right out of the rest of the mess to the pickle I'm in
  • 8. It Only Tickles When You Do It
    I revel in days of abiding great joy
    Bestowed upon me by that one little boy
    Well it's true that it smarts when he shouts in my ears
    But the silence hurt more before he was here

    Well he laughs til he cries as we flail on the floor
    And he pleads with me "Stop!", though he knows there'll be more
    With an innocent whimsy he hasn't lost yet
    Then he leads me to wisdom I'll never forget
    When he says "Now Daddy, you tickle yourself"
    And I say: "If I could I'd get to it
    But it only tickles when you do it"

    Now that my bonnie boy has grown into a man
    I am left all alone here with these idle hands
    So they reach up to You who've been Father to me
    And they're craving the joy that Your touch always means
    I say this in not the most reverent terms
    And pray You won't misconstrue it
    But it only tickles when You do it

    ....and then the Lord speaks.... :
    "I am God, I am happy in heavens above
    I've had eons and ages of Myself to love
    Still I found it amusing to see Adam come
    And the earth did seem greener, and brighter the sun
    Well I may try to hide this from even Myself
    But clearly you always knew it
    That it only tickles when you do it
    Yes it only tickles when you do it"
  • 9. These Things Have a Way of Working Out
    Late late for my date with Lindy Lou
    Lead foot doin' 99
    Officer please try'n' understand
    He said: "The bottom of the ticket's where you pay your fine"
    I pull up and she says: "It's over, boy"
    I couldn't fight back the tears
    Well Lindy Lou is the Missus now
    And I haven't had a ticket in 22 years
    These things have a way of workin' out
    These things have a way of workin' out
    Lord knows what it's all about but
    These things have a way of workin' out
    Swing swing then I swing and miss again
    Last out of the final game
    Slugger boy cries all the way home
    Heads down to the basement in rage and shame
    Bang bang my fist on the piano keys
    But that sound kinda set me free
    Well now baseball's just in the papers
    But rock'n'roll been berry good to me
    These things have a way of workin' out
    These things have a way of workin' out
    Lord knows what it's all about
    These things have a way of workin' out
    You don't get what you want- at least not yet
    You don't get what you need
    But do you get what you get? Boy, you bet-hey!
    Tough times for myself and the family
    The day came we had to sell the farm
    You can pray and you can think good thoughts
    But nobody's ever really safe from harm
    Pack up and we hit the highway
    A new road where the old one ends
    A few kind words, a few smiles and
    Hope is back in business again
    These things have a way of workin' out
    These things have a way of workin' out
    Lord knows what it's all about but
    These things have a way of workin' out
  • 10. Tween the Jigs and the Reels
    To see you dance would be a treat
    Hips and hands and legs and feet
    With all the joy your heart can feel
    To our new song "Tween the Jigs and the Reels"- c'mon

    You lads and lassies here tonight
    To see you dance is a wonderful sight
    You swirl and twirl and kick your heels
    Spreading joy with your jigs and reels

    Well the dance you're doin' is a lot like life
    Back and forth and left and right
    We get confused as to what we feel
    With all that happens 'tween the jigs and the reels
    Well I lost my job three weeks ago
    The boss said: "Hate to see you go
    Here's fifteen bucks for a couple of meals
    You'll be fine, with your jigs and reels"

    Well he didn't know how right he was
    It got me mad and it woke me up
    To a simple truth that'd been concealed
    Life is what happens 'tween the jigs and the reels

    You may be sober, may be drunk
    But ponder this on which I've thunk
    If life is such a dubious deal
    How did we get these jigs and reels?

    Well if the devil's on our trail tonight
    He hopes we'll stumble in the dance of life
    But we swirl and twirl and kick our heels
    Well you can't catch me 'tween the jigs and the reels

    Well you can't catch me 'tween the jigs and the reels
  • 11. Life is a Polka
    Allright, so we rocked and rolled, we swung a little
    We did a jig and maybe a reel
    But listen, now- it's Polka Time!

    My friend Johnny Cleveland says he feels his
    Life's a big baloney and dirt sandwich
    Phony chances, girls who leave him
    I said well Johnny, now, we can't let our jukebox just play the blues
    What I do is picture myself out on the floor in my most comfortable shoes
    Aw, well I say that:
    Life is a polka- and I'm gonna dance, dance, dance
    Life is a polka- I'm gonna dance, dance, dance
    Johnny says nice try but since last night I made thirteen phone calls
    No one's called me back or loved me back, that's none at all
    Well that's how it is, Johnny- some of our partners got two left feet
    But they'll never know the great dancer you are if you stay glued to your seat
    Aw get out there cause
    Life is a polka- and I'm gonna dance, dance, dance
    Life is a polka- I'm gonna dance, dance, dance
    Stuck in the corner you can't dance, dance, dance
    Crouched in horror you can't dance, dance, dance
    You're gonna miss it- you gotta risk it
    Can't win the Lotto 'til you take a chance, chance, chance, chance

    Johnny says: "You're right I danced last night and boy, oh boy
    It's like I walked on air like Fred Astaire, man, I held the spotlight
    Aw, sweet Johnny- so glad to see you boogaloo
    While we're out here- could ya teach us a step or two?
    Ow, this crazy
    Life is a polka- and I'm gonna dance, dance, dance
    Life is a polka- and I'm gonna dance, dance, dance
  • 12. Junkyard
    Saw a movie where a guy
    Kills another guy- twice
    Don't know if I can forget about it
    Saw a guy finish a fight
    With a butcher knife- slice
    Pretty sure I won't forget about it
    Is it okay- if I say
    My heart is not a junkyard
    My mind is not a dump for all the gunk around
    My spirit's not a junkyard
    No, it's Holy ground
    Saw a photo on the net
    Can't believe that I've seen
    Don't know if I can forget about it:
    Two kids were playin' in some dirt
    That'll never come clean
    Wish to God I could forget about it
    No one's safe 'til we all say
    My heart is not a junkyard
    My mind is not a dump for all the gunk around
    My spirit's not a junkyard
    No, it's Holy ground
    Wanna keep- keep the temple clean
    Gotta keep- keep the temple clean
    Tryin' to keep- keep the temple clean
    How do I keep the temple clean?

    A vicious rumor went around
    Wrecked my Uncle John's life
    Guess he never could forget about it
    No one's safe 'til we all say
    My heart is not a junkyard
    My mind is not a dump for all the gunk around
    My spirit's not a junkyard
    No, it's Holy ground

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  • 1. That's All the Lumber You Sent
    Said a friend to a friend one day:
    Was a man who passed away
    St. Peter met him at the gate
    Pete said: "Walk with me if you will
    I'll take you to the house you built"
    Man said: "I can't wait!"
    Passed a mansion made of stone
    But with each new house he's shown
    They get smaller by degrees
    Stopped in front of a two-room shack
    Pete said: "Hope you're happy with that"
    Man said: "How can this be?"- Pete say:
    "That's all the lumber- that's all the lumber
    That's all the lumber you sent
    Looks like the builder- man, he's got your number
    That's all the lumber you sent"
    Man didn't know what to say
    Poor guy was blown away
    Said: "You mean this is what I deserve?"
    Pete said: "I'm afraid it's so
    't's too late but now you know
    Shoulda done better work"
    Said: "You mean not lie and cheat
    And helpin' old ladies 'cross the street?"
    Pete says: "Well, that's a start
    Remember that man back in that great big house?
    He found out early what it's all about
    Built that place with his heart- as for you
    "That's all the lumber- that's all the lumber
    That's all the lumber you sent
    Looks like the builder- man, he's got your number
    That's all the lumber you sent"got your number
    That's all the lumber you sent"
    What if that man was me
    And I failed that miserably
    You're showin' me things I don't wanna see!

    St. Peter if you can
    Send me back to earth again
    's'that somethin' you can do?
    Pete said: "It ain't up to me
    If it was I'd like to see
    How you plan to improve"
    Said "I'd love God and fellow man
    Take a wife and make a stand
    Be the givin'est guy I can be
    And when I get back to this neighborhood
    There'd be a gigantic pile o' wood!
    And I'd say: 'What's this I see?'- and you tell me
    That's all the lumber- all that's your lumber
    That's all the lumber you sent
    Big boss'll help you- hammer it all together
    That's all the lumber you sent"
  • 2. I Don't Need a Picture
    I need to call your name
    I need to cry in pain
    I need to hide in shame
    I need to - I need to
    I need to know this bliss
    I need to not resist
    Oh I need to feel like this
    I need to - I need to
    But I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    To see your face - to see your face
    I must walk just like you
    I must talk just like you
    I must learn what to do
    I need to - I need to
    I must try not to fall
    I must climb every wall
    And I must do nothing at all
    I need to - oh I need to
    But I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    To see your face - to see your face
    Seems like any moment I'll know what to do
    Seems like any time I'll be standing with you
    Yet it seems like any moment my chance will be through
    Seems like any moment - seems like any moment

    I have to dream out loud
    And have what you're about
    But I'll have to empty out
    I need to - I need to

    I need to scream with light
    And tear apart the night
    Oh I need to do you right
    Oh I need to - oh I need to
    But I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    To see your face - to see your face
    To see your face
    To see your face
    I don't need a picture
    I don't need a picture - picture- picture
  • 3. Do It Anyway
    You're scared to put your face in the water- do it anyway
    You're scared to color outside the border- do it anyway

    You're scared if you say that they will laugh at you- do it anyway
    You're scared of what I say cause it might be true
    Do it anyway- do it anyway- do it anyway

    You're scared if you join up you still won't belong- do it anyway
    You're scared that if you leave- you'll be gone- do it anyway

    You're scared to let your friends depend on you- do it anyway
    You might surprise the both of you and come through- so
    Do it anyway- do it anyway- do it anyway

    What if you're wrong- and what if you're right
    What if you walk the walk- and fight the fight

    You're scared that that next peak is too high for you to climb- do it anyway
    Afraid that they will laugh if you start to cry- do it anyway

    You're scared to tell the world what you're doin' here- do it anyway
    You're scared to say "I love you" right in my ear
    Do it anyway- do it anyway- do it anyway
  • 4. Call Home
    So you're goin' to your first big party
    Halloween Superman, buddy knock 'em dead
    I guess you don't need me to walk you to the door
    Well I can wait here in the car and wave to you instead
    Enjoy yourself, behave yourself
    And try to remember
    If you need me, if you want me, call home
    If it's scary, don't you worry, you're not alone
    I will always be there for you
    Even when you're not sure it's true
    If you need me, you can always call home
    Say Mr. Graduate, let's smile for the camera
    When'd you get taller than your old man?
    While I've got you here I'd like to remind you
    Your Momma loves you, write her when you can
    Enjoy yourself, take care of yourself
    And I hope you remember
    If you need me, if you want me, call home
    If it's scary, don't you worry, you're not alone
    I will always be there for you
    Even when you're not sure it's true
    If you need me, you can always call home
    So you're comin' for your first sleep-over
    Pajamas in your bag and mischief in your eyes
    I bet your Daddy said the same thing to you
    That I used to say to him before we'd wave goodbye
    "Enjoy yourself- behave yourself- and try to remember
  • 5. Love Travels
    So I stand here and gaze across the ocean
    Knowing that I may not ever hold you
    Quite the way I told you
    But the distance won't silence my devotion
    Cause I believe there is still a way to reach out
    In my heart there's no doubt
    Love travels the miles upon the wings of angels
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I can love you from here- love you from here
    So I stare at the photograph before me
    Wonderin' if you still believe I love you
    I did what I had to do
    And then I look and I swear I saw you smilin'
    Heaven makes these tender hearts the strongest
    Mine beats for you as long as
    Love travels the miles upon the wings of angels
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I can love you from here
    On moonbeams, on heart strings
    Love makes its way through anything
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I will always be near, cause I'll love you from here
    Time will never change me
    You just gotta believe it
    And the dream that saves me is
    That you're happy and that you're free

    It'll fly through the air with the greatest of ease
    As much as you want, now, as much as you need
    Across every mountain and all seven seas
    The eagles will carry it on God's gentle breeze
    And I'll never give up (Never give up)
    I'll never give in (Never give in)
    And you'll know that it's me when you hear the voice singin'

    Lai la lai lai, la lai lai la lai Gotta listen to me, listen to me sing
    (Lai la lai lai, la lai lai la lai) And you'l know that it's me
    Singin (singin') singin' (singin') singin'
    Love travels the miles upon the wings of angels
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I can love you from here
    On moonbeams, on heart strings
    Love makes its way through anything
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I will always be near, cause I'll love you from here
  • 6. Ceili Rain
    There's nothing behind me-there's nothing ahead
    There's only this vision of You, and to it I'm led
    I've gathered around me- folks who feel like I do
    And our only passion is to celebrate You
    We gather together, tears of joy in our eyes
    Intoxicated just standing under Your skies
    We're making a party- we're feeling no pain
    We're drunk on the love that pours from above
    In Your precious name
    Lord, this is some party- but in it there's no shame
    We're just high on the heavenly glow of Your glorious Ceili Rain
    Pater noster qui est in coeli- Our Father, our Way
    We cherish these words that Your Son once gave us to pray
    Et Spiritus Sancti- yeah, we answer Your call
    To this downpour of heavenly partiness You give us all
    So strike up the fiddle, and bang on the drums
    We celebrate life and You from Whom it all comes
    We're making a party- we're feeling no pain
    We're drunk on the love that pours from above
    In Your precious name
    Lord, this is some party- but in it there's no shame
    We're just high on the heavenly glow of Your glorious Ceili Rain
    Well this is one party- we don't have to be scared
    That we're not hip and groovy cause here nobody cares
    See here we're all sinners- all much like myself
    We're too busy praying for judging anyone else
    So we hold up our glasses- they fill with Your grace
    We lift up our voices, we lift them in praise
    We're making a party- we're feeling no pain
    We're drunk on the love that pours from above
    In Your precious name
    Lord, this is some party- and You are to blame
    We're high on the heavenly glow of Your glorious Ceili Rain
  • 7. Long Black Cadillac
    Eight million miles from Buffalo- two score and three more year
    I've waltzed across some finish lines, I've drowned in my own tears
    But I wonder what they'll speak of me- not worried I will hear
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac

    I've made my way with melody- writing many a song
    They give me some celebrity- make me feel like I belong
    But as good as they have been to me, not one will ride along
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac
    When I lay down in the back of that long, long black Cadillac

    I believed I was God's messenger, my mission right as rain
    See I'd come to soothe the savages, I sing to ease their pain
    Well I'll have preached for nothin' should this foolish pride remain
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac

    Some nights as I may serenade, rough maidens stand and stare
    I like the way they look at me, I fancy that they care
    But even if they love me true, how many will be there
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac?
    When I lay down in the back of that long, long, long black Cadillac
    All the years of sailing- all the fears of failing
    All just echoes trailing off
    Close the final chapter- on all the things you're after
    Say a prayer of thanks they're lost
    I hope to roam ten million miles from the place where I've begun
    And stride into the hazy night, and stand beneath the sun
    But God help me if it matters just how much I've gotten done
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac

    Shed only tears of joy for me, bright flowers only send
    Cause I will give up gracefully when this life's at an end
    See I know I'll get another chance to ride around again- I know I'll rise again
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac
    When I lay down in the back of that long, long, long black Cadillac
  • 8. You Then Me Then You Then Me
    It's my turn, it's not your turn
    It's my turn, get outta my way
    It's my turn, go on complain
    I'm comin' through anyway
    And don't ask me why I'm like this
    But lately I'm wonderin' if
    It'll come to pass
    That the last shall be first and the
    First shall be last- then the voice say
    Here's the way it oughtta be
    You then me then you then me
    I pray one day we'll all agree
    And take it you then me then you then me
    Life could go you then me then you then me
    That's my food, don't touch my food
    That's my wine, don't spill a drop
    Or I'll whack you across your face
    And drop you out of the human race
    See I got me the urge to kill
    But I wish we could take a pill
    So we'd all cool down
    And we'd talk like the man who was
    Born back in Bethlehem town- betcha he say
    Here's the way it oughtta be
    You then me then you then me
    I pray one day we'll all agree
    And take it you then me then you then me
    Life could go you then me then you then me
    I coulda sworn I was here first- hey hey hey
    Well if I'm not the best hey I'm sure not the worst
    No not me baby- hey hey yeah

    It's your turn, it's not my turn
    It's your turn- well let's just say
    We'll trade off- here let me light
    And pass the peace pipe down your way

    Well try it, it could be good
    And what if one day it should
    Really come to pass
    That the last shall be first and the
    First shall be last- betcha we say:
    Here's the way it oughtta be
    You then me then you then me
    I pray one day we'll all agree
    And take it you then me then you then me
    Life could go you then me then you then me
  • 9. The Big Snow
    There was no love between John and Joe
    If one said stop, the other said go
    Darts of hate shot across the road- until the big snow

    It came like rain, but seven feet high
    Phone rings, John hears Joe's wife cry
    It's hard to hate when you can't see the sky
    That's when you really know that
    The big snow will make you brothers
    The big snow will show the way
    You learn fast to love each other
    When you can't say no
    To the big, big, big, big snow
    Joe's wife says: "Come quick,' John says "What for?"
    She says: "A wall of ice is at our front door
    My Joe pushed and pushed and he collapsed on the floor
    Curse this big snow!"

    Says John: "Hang on, I'll be right there"
    His shovel squeals, his lungs scream for air
    Must push on, but Lord I'm scared
    Sometimes you have to go, cause
    The big snow will make you brothers
    The big snow will show the way
    You learn fast to love each other
    When you can't say no
    To the big, big, big, big snow

    ------------INSTRUMENTAL-----------
    John's life flashed before his eyes
    He recalls the flood of '55
    "Somehow that time we all survived- why not the big snow?"

    Well he found their door and he broke on through
    And with John's help, old Joe came to
    Joe looks up and smiles and says: "Who invited you?"
    And that's when you really know

    That the big snow will make you brothers
    The big snow will show the way
    You learn fast to love each other
    When you can't say no
    To the big, big, big, big
    Big, big, big, big
    Big, big, big, big snow
  • 10. Peace Has Broken Out
    My dear sweet Ireland- so long fightin'
    How came this war to be- Kerrigan 'gainst Connolly
    But you stood through the hard rain
    Til one day the word came
    Did you hear that peace- has broken out?
    No one knows why- it's happened now
    We just give thanks- that it's come about
    Peace has broken out, yeah- it's broken out
    Still other fights go on
    East-West- right-wrong
    Some in God's name begin
    How very sad for him
    Still he'd let us lay down
    Our swords on this holy ground- and the angels say
    Did you hear that peace- has broken out?
    No one knows why- it's happened now
    Just seems like heaven- opened up the clouds
    And peace has broken out, yeah- it's broken out
    Did you know that we're all black and we're all white
    And we're all wrong and we're alright
    And them and we is you and me

    I live next door to you- hardly know you
    Well I'll put on some coffee
    And you might get to know me- and they'll all say
    Did you hear that peace- has broken out?
    No one knows why- it's happened now
    We just cry for joy- we scream and shout
    Peace has broken out- it's broken out
    Yeah peace has broken out- it's broken out
  • 11. I Wanna Be Different
    I wanna be like no one's ever been before
    And I wanna mean what no one's ever meant before
    Get my hat on backwards - I'll be unique
    Sing like Eddie Vedder - I'll be unique
    I wanna be different- I wanna be different
    I wanna be different- just like everybody else
    I wanna be different- I wanna be different
    I wanna be different- just like everybody else
    I wanna go to places man has never been
    And I wanna show the world what special really means
    I won't drink and I won't smoke- I'll be unique
    Steal music from the Irish folk- I'll be unique
    I wanna be different- I wanna be different
    I wanna be different- just like everybody else
    I wanna be different- I wanna be different
    I wanna be different- just like everybody else
    Hey I (hey I) wanna be (wanna be) different (different)
    So when do I (when do I) get to be (get to be) any different (different)?
    INSTRUMENTAL
    My heart gets so lost- tryin' to be unique
    Well that man up there upon the cross- now he's unique
    I wanna be- I wanna be
    Hey Mahatma Gandhi, and Mother Theres'
    (I wanna be) Show me how to be
    (I wanna be) Show me how to be
    (I wanna be) Show me, show me, show me how to be
    I wanna be different- I wanna be different
    I wanna be different- just like everybody else
    I wanna be different- I wanna be different
    I wanna be different- just like everybody else
  • 12. 666 Degrees
    Thank heaven for the simple things
    Room to dance, a girl to bring
    Between the tunes, a glass of gin
    And dosey-doe, you've fallen in
    Take "what's-her-number" by the hand
    And say: "This way to the promised land"
    But you don't need your overcoat
    Cause where you're headed, you won't freeze
    666 degrees- 666 degrees

    A 99 in chemistry
    They say: "A doctor you could be!
    You'll heal some sick, you'll make some friends
    Among them is Mercedes Benz"
    You love the life, you live it high
    A scalpel slips, a patient dies
    But you win your case and wait to hear
    The judgement that the judge decrees- oh, look out
    666 degrees- 666 degrees
    666 degrees- 666 degrees

    We live a life of deep regret
    Where heaven is no easy bet
    The right & proper way to go
    The wisest of us never know
    But if you're here for my advice
    Check your motives, check 'em twice
    Cause should you sit with Satan
    You would sell your soul for just a breeze
    666 degrees- 666 degrees
    666 degrees- 666 degrees

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  • 1. A Hundred Smiles An Hour
    I ran from my house
    All the way to Your house
    I swear I don't care, sunshine or rain
    Nothin' could make me slow down on the way
    Nothin' could stop this pull You have on me
    You got me doin'
    A hundred smiles an hour
    A thousand times a day
    There's a million volts of your power
    Coursin' through my veins
    May it always be like this
    For all of the rest of my days
    If I'm a fool, well
    I really don't care who we tell
    See I make no excuse, beat no retreat
    I just let this soul be a slave to these feet
    And I'm a slave who knows that he is free
    That's why I'm doin'
    A hundred smiles an hour
    A thousand times a day
    There's a million volts of your power
    Coursin' through my veins
    May it always be like this
    For all of the rest of my days
    I'm at your front door
    So show me what I'm here for
    See I'm still not sure, I just know I cry
    When folks say that You are the look in my eye
    I'm cryin' and singin' "Glory Be"
    Look at me doin'
    A hundred smiles an hour
    A thousand times a day
    There's a million volts of your power
    Coursin' through my veins
    May it always be like this
    For all of the rest of my days
  • 2. Everybody Clap for Everybody
    That's my boy- he's wearin' number twelve
    It was such a shame, last Tuesday's game
    He didn't do so well
    On the other team, number nine is his best friend
    Well win, lose or draw, I pray they'll be friends in the end, so
    Ev'rybody clap for ev'rybody
    Ev'rybody cheer for ev'ryone
    Ev'rybody clap for ev'rybody
    'n' yeah, yeah, the game is won
    Han Joong Kim- Lateesha Valentine
    Different churches, different schools, different eyes
    Well they fell in love, and the families had a heart attack
    But what you give in love they say has a
    Way of comin' back, so
    Ev'rybody clap for ev'rybody
    Ev'rybody cheer for ev'ryone
    Ev'rybody clap for ev'rybody
    'n' yeah, yeah, the game is won
    Ev'rybody clap - Ev'rybody clap
    Ev'rybody

    INSTRUMENTAL
    Winston Woods- he votes Democrat
    His gal Megan Quinn's Republican
    She don't go for that
    But one horrible day somethin' happened
    That made their differences seem so small
    And they said: love stands a chance if we're all for
    One and one for all, so
    Ev'rybody clap for ev'rybody
    Ev'rybody cheer for ev'ryone
    Ev'rybody clap for ev'rybody
    'n' yeah, yeah, the game is won

    Clap for Coach Terry, Coach Mark, Miss Gail, Cara and
    Evan & Liam & Javier too
    Rocky & Kevin & Ryan & Michael,
    I betcha Taylor scores at least two

    There's Peter & Tim & Grant and don't forget
    Edgar, what a shame he moved away
    Hector, Miguel, Jose and Caleb
    I love to watch those guys play so
    Ev'rybody clap, ev'rybody clap, ev'rybody clap
  • 3. Forty Shades of Green
    My people come from Ireland
    The folks are mighty proud
    They say bein' an Irishman
    There's a lot to shout about
    We're braggin' on the Emerald Isle
    Like that's a color that's all our own
    If we thought about it a little while
    Surely we'd have known
    There are forty shades of green
    Forty shades of green
    Well the Irish one may be the one you've seen
    But there're forty shades of green
    There's green grass in Africa
    Verdant are the German hills
    How 'bout the color Uncle Sam
    Put on them dollar bills?
    And the kiwi fruit in New Zealand is as
    Green as it could be
    And there's a slice of the Italian flag
    That don't look like pizza to me
    There are forty shades of green
    Forty shades of green
    Well the Irish one may be the one you've seen
    But there're forty shades of green
    There's nothin' wrong with Irish pride
    Nothin' wrong with English pride
    Nothin' wrong with self-satisfied
    But how about: "I'm on your side!"
    "I'm on your side!"

    I been to Holland, England, France and
    Sweet Ontario
    Still haven't been to Ireland
    But if they'll have me, I'll sure go

    Well I've seen the green around this world
    And everywhere we had a ball
    Just goes to show it must be so, that
    The same guy made us all
    There are forty shades of green
    Forty shades of green
    Well the Irish one may be the one you've seen
    But there're forty shades of green
    Forty shades of green
    Forty shades of green
    Well the Irish one may be the one you've seen
    But there're forty shades of green

    Forty shades
    Blue kinda green, brown kinda green, yellow kinda green
    (There are forty shades of green)
    Short kinda green, tall kinda green, narrow kinda green
    (There are forty shades of green)
    Wavy kinda green, curly kinda green, kinky kinda green
    (There are forty shades of green)
  • 4. Everything Good is You
    Everything good in me- is You
    Everything I should be - is You
    All the unbridled glee- streaming through
    Everything good- is You
    --------------------------------------- All of this hope I have- is You
    Where I go when I'm sad- is You
    What you say is automatically true
    Everything good- is You
    Everybody's searching for the truth
    We say it isn't clear
    Hardly ever near
    Barely even here
    But here it Is
    Everything strong in me- is You
    All that belongs in me- is You
    With wisdom that is old you make me new
    Everything good- is You
    -INSTRUMENTAL-
    Everybody has to let it out
    Say what they really feel
    What they can't conceal
    Why they need to kneel
    Well You are why- cause
    Everything leaves me cold- but You
    Everything makes me old- but you
    The only story I've been told that I know is true
    Is everything good- everything good

    Everything brave in me- is You
    Everything saved in me- is You
    All the love that comes crashing through
    Everything good- everything good- is You
  • 5. Ping Pong
    I had an idea that I didn't have
    Until you gave it to me
    And boy, you gave it to me good
    I had a lotta love that I didn't have
    Until you gave it to me
    Like everybody said you would
    And you did- now it's my turn to give- watch the love go
    Ping pong- you to me, me to you, you to me
    It goes ping pong, me to you, you to me, me to you
    So sing the song joyfully, from Ivory Coast to Zuider Zee,
    we go ping pong, me to you, you to me, me to you I got a big heart that I didn't have
    Until you gave it to me
    Until you showed me how to care
    So many things that I didn't have
    Until you gave 'em to me
    Until you made me wanna share
    Who I am- I knew I could- now I can- watch the love go
    Ping pong- you to me, me to you, you to me
    It goes ping pong, me to you, you to me, me to you
    So sing the song joyfully, from Ivory Coast to Zuider Zee,
    we go ping pong, me to you, you to me, me to you
    There's lots of love to go around
    So let's go around with lots of love
    There's lots of love to go around
    So let's go around with lots of love
    Watch the love go
    Ping pong- you to me, me to you, you to me
    It goes ping pong, me to you, you to me, me to you
    So sing the song joyfully, from Ivory Coast to Zuider Zee,
    we go ping pong, me to you, you to me, me to you
  • 6. No You - No Me
    Johnny grabbed his coat and ran
    Bridget's left to wonder why
    Johnny doesn't understand
    Not every moment's "Do or die"
    She said: "Sometimes, you just go along
    And sometimes you re-write the song
    And sometimes you just disagree
    But Johnny how can you not see:
    "No you- no me
    No water- then there's no sea
    Without your love- I cease to be
    No you- no me"
    Johnny lands on foreign shores
    Eager to be born anew
    Walks into an old book store
    And the clerk says: "I've got a tale for you
    About a man who sets off for Nepal
    To seek the meaning of it all
    His teacher said: 'Child, here's the key:
    You must bow to God and say faithfully:
    No you- no me
    No water- then there's no sea
    Without your love- I cease to be
    No you- no me' "
    Johnny said: "This God, He reminds me of someone
    If I were to crave Him- I'd probably crave Him like
    Someone I left behind
    Bridget- have I lost my mind?

    Johnny makes the journey home
    Prayin' Bridget still may care
    Sees thru the window she's alone
    When he reaches the door, she's standing there
    He said: "I prayed to this God that I met
    Who listened awhile, then led me here, 'n' said
    'Tell her what you told me'
    Bridge, I had to leave to see:
    "No you- no me
    No water- then there's no sea
    Without your love- I cease to be
    No you- no me"
  • 7. Bliss That I'm Swimming In
    Joy to ya baby
    Got no ifs, buts or maybes
    Just an Invite to join me in this
    Bliss that I'm swimmin' in

    Don't even think about it
    Sing and dance and scream and
    Swing me round 'til we're reelin' in this
    Bliss that I'm swimmin' in
    So real, so fine
    S'all love- all of the time
    Tune in- turn on
    Your worries will be go-go-gone
    In nomine patrii- spiritu sanctii
    And the radiant Son
    The three best guns in the West
    'll shoot ya full of fu-fu-fun
    Leave your heartache at the door
    You don't need it anymore
    Turn around, let it drown here in this
    Bliss that I'm swimmin' in
    INSTRUMENTAL-
    Love is contagious
    Epidemically outrageous
    There's no way to contain us, we got
    Bliss that we're swimmin' in
    So waltz, so swing
    So start quivering
    So much to say
    So little need be said today
    Singin adeste- fidelis
    And the vict'ry's won
    Free fallin'- Somebody's callin
    Us to be some fu-fu-fun
    Joy to ya baby
    Got no ifs, buts or maybes
    Just an invite to join me in this
    Bliss that I'm swimmin' in
  • 8. Queen for a Day
    A puddle for a mirror, admirin' the dress that is
    Draggin' on the ground, so pleased with how she's
    Put herself together:
    The plastic handbag, the two left shoes, and the floppy hat
    She found in the garbage; she cleans off the dirt
    And for a moment she forgets to hurt
    She's the queen for a day
    She holds her head high
    Her crown is her hope
    Her robe is her pride
    Her spirit is strong, today nothing's wrong
    She's the queen for a day
    Early next mornin' she watches her brother
    Go off to school and wonders what it's
    Like to water color or read from a book that is
    Not just pictures, and picture girls who
    Never are hungry, have blankets and a bed
    And in that picture in her head
    She's the queen for a day
    She holds her head high
    Her crown is her hope
    Her robe is her pride
    Her spirit is strong, today nothing's wrong
    She's the queen for a day
    With the floppy hat on and faith in her heart
    No one can tell her she's not
    The queen for a day
    She holds her head high
    Her crown is her hope
    Her robe is her pride
    Her spirit is strong, today nothing's wrong
    She's the queen for a day
  • 9. Live Like a King
    My thirst for the things of this earth
    Isn't quenched by diamonds and pearls
    One man lived the life that I want
    He's the One they said ruled the world
    Though He only wore a crown of thorns
    And He never owned a thing
    I wanna live like a king- I wanna live like a king
    And my decree it will ring:
    "Love will rule everything"
    I wanna live like a king
    This king did the strangest of things
    He befriended the sick and the poor
    There was no one too wrong, too right, too black,
    Too white for Him to love
    He built no walls, left no unopened doors
    Well now I could croon a million other tunes
    There's just one I wanna sing:
    I wanna live like a king- I wanna live like a king
    And my decree it will ring:
    "Love will rule everything"
    I wanna live like a king
    I don't wanna be Him- just wanna be like Him
    Don't wanna make anyone else be
    Anything else they don't wanna be
    There's just such power- healing power
    In every word that He said, in every deed that He did
    I wanna- I wanna
    I wanna live like a king- I wanna live like a king
    And my decree it will ring:
    "Love will rule everything"
    I wanna live like a king
    And my decree it will ring: "Love will rule everything"
    I wanna live like a king
  • 10. House Not Made With Hands
    When my earthly home is torn down
    There's a new place that I'll land
    I'll be welcomed into the house not made with hands
    When the temple my soul dwells in
    Returns to dust and sand
    I will move into the house not made with hands
    In the house- in the house
    Ev'ry school child understands
    You get to live again
    In the house not made with hands
    When I was young and bold and reckless
    I said: "I'm an invincible man
    Who in the world needs a house not made with hands"
    But when you've spun all of the bottles
    And kicked all of the cans
    It's mighty good to see the house not made with hands
    In the house- in the house
    Ev'ry school child understands
    You get to live again
    In the house not made with hands
    There were days when I gave up hope
    Thinkin' I don't stand a chance
    Of ever walkin' into the house not made with hands
    Though they were times I lost my rhythm
    And my feet just wouldn't dance
    Now I believe I'll waltz into the house not made with hands
    INSTRUMENTAL
    All the good times I believed that
    The whole world watched me dance
    They're forgotten in the house not made with hands
    So when I've come to the completion
    Of all my silly plans
    We'll be laughin' in the house not made with hands

    In the house- in the house
    Ev'ry school child understands
    You'll see some long lost friends
    In the house not made with hands
    In the house- in the house
    Ev'ry school child understands
    You get to live again
    In the house not made with hands
  • 11. I Love You Always Works
    There's a buzz across this nation
    You can feel it shake the walls
    Like Jimmy Stewart when he yells:
    "Hello Bedford Falls!"
    People wanna reach each other
    'n' build the trust up brick by brick
    Well the right stones and the right mortar
    Will make it stick
    Sayin: "I love you" always works
    It gets 'em every time
    I love you is what you do
    If you wanna see 'em shine
    What you do becomes true
    So I love you is what I do
    For thee and me and mine
    We look for hip new ways to say it
    Something not so status quo
    But straight as it is I find it says what
    Folks need to know
    It's a cliche for a reason
    It's a soaring, glorious thing
    No voice on earth can reach the notes these three words Can sing
    't's why "I love you" always works
    It gets 'em every time
    I love you is what you do, if you wanna see love shine
    What you do becomes true
    So I love you is what I do
    For thee and me and mine
    Sayin: "I love you" always works
    It gets 'em every time
    I love you is what you do, if you wanna see love shine
    What you do becomes true
    So I love you is what I do for thee and me and mine
  • 12. We Made it to the Top
    We climb, climb- cause somebody's cryin'
    No choice- we trudge toward the voice
    Now not a word- but we're called to what we heard
    Then come a ragin' sound-
    But we're gaining ground
    By pushin' and climbin' and fightin'
    Well we made it to the top
    When no one thought we would
    Reached the highest spot
    Prayin' that we could
    Now there's bliss that never stops
    For just doin' a little good
    They thought that we would drop, but
    We made it to the top
    It's so still- up here on the hill
    No screams- not even in our dreams
    What do we do- can't we be put to use?
    If we're the best- why must we rest- cause we were
    made for
    Pushin' and climbin' and fightin', that's how
    We made it to the top
    When no one thought we would
    We made it up to heaven
    By askin' if we could
    Now there's bliss that never stops
    We were just doin' a little good
    We thought that we would drop, but
    We made it to the top
    INSTRUMENTAL

    One little girl, one little boy
    Let me save somebody, bring a little joy
    See I'm not used to letting You do that
    For me
    Then You told me
    You said:
    "You made it to the top
    When no one thought you would
    You reached the highest spot
    By prayin' that you could
    And no one has forgot
    You did a world of good
    The tears sure did drop
    When you made it to the top"

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  • 1. Call Home
    So you're goin' to your first big party
    Halloween Superman, buddy knock 'em dead
    I guess you don't need me to walk you to the door
    Well I can wait here in the car and wave to you instead
    Enjoy yourself, behave yourself
    And try to remember
    If you need me, if you want me, call home
    If it's scary, don't you worry, you're not alone
    I will always be there for you
    Even when you're not sure it's true
    If you need me, you can always call home
    Say Mr. Graduate, let's smile for the camera
    When'd you get taller than your old man?
    While I've got you here I'd like to remind you
    Your Momma loves you, write her when you can
    Enjoy yourself, take care of yourself
    And I hope you remember
    If you need me, if you want me, call home
    If it's scary, don't you worry, you're not alone
    I will always be there for you
    Even when you're not sure it's true
    If you need me, you can always call home
    So you're comin' for your first sleep-over
    Pajamas in your bag and mischief in your eyes
    I bet your Daddy said the same thing to you
    That I used to say to him before we'd wave goodbye
    "Enjoy yourself- behave yourself- and try to remember

    If you need me, if you want me, call home
    If you're scared, child, don't you worry, you're not alone
    I will always be there for you
    Even when you're not sure it's true
    If you need me, you can always call home
    If you need me, you can always call home"
    I hope that you know that you can
    You can always call home
    Well I hope that you know, I hope you know it never changes, my child
  • 2. I've Never Been to Ireland
    It's a bright, sunny day
    In the land that they call Ameri-kay
    And I'm taking my tea and scones
    Paging through photographs of the places I have gone
    Italia and Deutschland, faire England
    Scotland, I was there too
    And Australia didn't seem so far
    Not nearly as long as the one trip I won't do
    See I've never been to Ireland
    Though 'tis sure that I should go
    Well if truth be told, I'm frightened
    For I fear what I don't know
    And I don't know Ireland
    And would I dare tell them
    That I'd sprung from the seeds they once had sown
    Would they throw their ale at me
    Laugh and dismiss my claims or invite me to their homes?
    And would it feel so grand
    That I'd send for my clothes, "Mother Dear, here I'll stay"
    And stroll over glens and moors
    But will I meet a bullet if too far North I stray?
    See I've never been to Ireland
    Though 'tis sure that I should go
    Well if truth be told, I'm frightened
    For I fear what I don't know
    And I don't know Ireland
    Proud Ireland dares me, son will you appear?
    But what's really there for me that I don't have here?

    And what of these roots of mine?
    Do they come from people, place or thing?
    Or truly are Irishman, Englishman, Mother, Son
    Just the baggage that we bring?
    Well I come from Lord's land
    And by God it's a heavenly Emerald Isle
    But it's been so long since then
    I barely recall how we used to pass the while
    It's like I've never been to Ireland
    Tho 'tis sure that I will go
    Well if truth be told I'm frightened
    For it seems so long ago
    I pray I'll know Ireland
  • 3. Deeper Darker
    Fresh cookies on the counter
    I smelled 'em from my room
    But Momma said: "They're too hot yet
    Your chance is comin' soon"
    Then Dad would turn the Dodge off
    Boy that thing was loud
    Then he'd rush in and scoop me up and
    Man I'd feel so proud
    But it's a deeper, darker, crueler world
    At least I know that now
    Wed Linda after college
    Got work so we'd survive
    Said: "Babe I gotta buckle down
    To keep us two alive
    Spent weekends at the office
    Weekdays out of town
    I said: "Babe it's gotta be this rough if
    We're to stay around
    Cause it's a deeper, darker, crueler world
    At least I know that now
    Kingdoms fall and babies die
    Folks still hate, no one knows why
    We scream for answers from on high
    But only rain comes from the sky

    Well I stand at heaven's doorstep
    Four score and three years old
    Sweet Jesus says: "Forget that place
    And all you've heard and told"
    Said: "Now you are with my Father
    Come rest here by this cloud"
    Yet the smell of Momma's cookies tries to
    Call me back somehow

    But that's a deeper, darker, crueler world
    At least I know that now
  • 4. I Don't Need a Picture
    I need to call your name
    I need to cry in pain
    I need to hide in shame
    I need to - I need to
    I need to know this bliss
    I need to not resist
    Oh I need to feel like this
    I need to - I need to
    But I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    To see your face - to see your face
    I must walk just like you
    I must talk just like you
    I must learn what to do
    I need to - I need to
    I must try not to fall
    I must climb every wall
    And I must do nothing at all
    I need to - oh I need to
    But I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    To see your face - to see your face
    Seems like any moment I'll know what to do
    Seems like any time I'll be standing with you
    Yet it seems like any moment my chance will be through
    Seems like any moment - seems like any moment

    I have to dream out loud
    And have what you're about
    But I'll have to empty out
    I need to - I need to

    I need to scream with light
    And tear apart the night
    Oh I need to do you right
    Oh I need to - oh I need to
    But I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    To see your face - to see your face
    To see your face
    To see your face
    I don't need a picture
    I don't need a picture - picture- picture
  • 5. Long Black Cadillac
    Eight million miles from Buffalo- two score and three more year
    I've waltzed across some finish lines, I've drowned in my own tears
    But I wonder what they'll speak of me- not worried I will hear
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac

    I've made my way with melody- writing many a song
    They give me some celebrity- make me feel like I belong
    But as good as they have been to me, not one will ride along
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac
    When I lay down in the back of that long, long black Cadillac

    I believed I was God's messenger, my mission right as rain
    See I'd come to soothe the savages, I sing to ease their pain
    Well I'll have preached for nothin' should this foolish pride remain
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac

    Some nights as I may serenade, rough maidens stand and stare
    I like the way they look at me, I fancy that they care
    But even if they love me true, how many will be there
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac?
    When I lay down in the back of that long, long, long black Cadillac
    All the years of sailing- all the fears of failing
    All just echoes trailing off
    Close the final chapter- on all the things you're after
    Say a prayer of thanks they're lost
    I hope to roam ten million miles from the place where I've begun
    And stride into the hazy night, and stand beneath the sun
    But God help me if it matters just how much I've gotten done
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac

    Shed only tears of joy for me, bright flowers only send
    Cause I will give up gracefully when this life's at an end
    See I know I'll get another chance to ride around again- I know I'll rise again
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac
    When I lay down in the back of that long, long, long black Cadillac
  • 6. Some Good News
    Oh Lord I'm searchin', searchin'
    To see where my hope has gone
    You know how long I've been lookin'-well the search goes on
    You gave me home and family
    And placed them in my care
    I can't pay our way with money that isn't there
    We could use some good news
    We could use some good news
    Some of that "like it should" news
    We really could use some really good news
    You taught me not to question
    Til now I never tried
    If I had nine thousand dollars, I wouldn't ask you why
    Like: "Why is my son a poor boy
    When I've worked for all these years
    Why fill our heads with dreams and our eyes with tears?"
    We could use some good news
    We could use some good news
    Some of that "like it should" news
    We really would use some really good news
    Lord I'm a good man- you know I am
    But I'm still waiting to see your footprints in the sand

    Maybe I'm searchin', searchin'
    Wrong places for wrong things
    May be some other way for me to earn my wings
    Maybe the news we're after
    Comes from some better place
    And maybe we'll read the headlines upon Your face

    We could use some good news
    Some of Your glorious Good News
    No more "like it should" news
    We really would use Your really Good News
  • 7. Can You Play Awhile
    You have to go where you belong
    So I'll be strong as I can
    It hurts me that you have to leave
    Still I believe it's in the plan
    But oh, I hear the car out by the door
    Well I don't have the right
    But I wanna know, before you go
    Can you play awhile with me darlin'?
    Can you stay awhile, and can I take your hand?
    Can you play awhile so your dear, sweet smile
    Is the last thing that I see? Could you do that for me?
    I thought that I could save the world
    But I'm a fool like any man
    Now you're goin' with somebody who'll
    Take care of you, cause I just can't
    But oh, we had our times, didn't we babe?
    Now I, well I promise to write
    Hey you gotta go, but just for a minute or so
    Can you play awhile with me darlin'?
    Can you stay awhile, can I take your hand?
    Can you play awhile so your dear, sweet smile
    Is the last thing that I see? Could you do that for me?
    Well I know what's right, yes I do
    I know what things I should've not said to you

    I used to know where I belonged
    Now I'll be strong if I can
    But oh, I hear the car out by the door
    Well I- now I don't have the right
    But I wanna know, before you go

    Can you play awhile with me darlin'?
    Can we pray awhile, can we raise our hands?
    Can we play awhile so the smile of a child
    Is the last thing that I see? Could you do that for me?
  • 8. Kiss Her Goodnight For Me
    Leave her a glass of water
    On the night stand by the bed
    Make sure she knows you're near her
    Should a nightmare fill her head
    If you don't mind it too much
    Once you've done the things I've said
    Kiss her goodnight for me
    Please hold her tight for me
    And if you treat her gently
    She will love you well
    No one regrets a moment
    More than that one, more than I
    I guess that's just who I was then
    And where the stars were in the sky
    Don't let her see this letter
    It would only make her cry
    Just kiss her goodnight for me
    Please hold her tight for me
    And if you treat her gently
    She will love you well
    Enough to know
    If you really love her, down to your soul
    If you don't, then let her go
    Kiss her goodnight for me
    Please hold her tight for me
    And if you treat her gently
    She will love you well
  • 9. Love Travels
    So I stand here and gaze across the ocean
    Knowing that I may not ever hold you
    Quite the way I told you
    But the distance won't silence my devotion
    Cause I believe there is still a way to reach out
    In my heart there's no doubt
    Love travels the miles upon the wings of angels
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I can love you from here- love you from here
    So I stare at the photograph before me
    Wonderin' if you still believe I love you
    I did what I had to do
    And then I look and I swear I saw you smilin'
    Heaven makes these tender hearts the strongest
    Mine beats for you as long as
    Love travels the miles upon the wings of angels
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I can love you from here
    On moonbeams, on heart strings
    Love makes its way through anything
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I will always be near, cause I'll love you from here
    Time will never change me
    You just gotta believe it
    And the dream that saves me is
    That you're happy and that you're free

    It'll fly through the air with the greatest of ease
    As much as you want, now, as much as you need
    Across every mountain and all seven seas
    The eagles will carry it on God's gentle breeze
    And I'll never give up (Never give up)
    I'll never give in (Never give in)
    And you'll know that it's me when you hear the voice singin'

    Lai la lai lai, la lai lai la lai Gotta listen to me, listen to me sing
    (Lai la lai lai, la lai lai la lai) And you'l know that it's me
    Singin (singin') singin' (singin') singin'
    Love travels the miles upon the wings of angels
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I can love you from here
    On moonbeams, on heart strings
    Love makes its way through anything
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I will always be near, cause I'll love you from here
  • 10. The Angel's eyes
    Hush now, my baby- no need for cryin'
    Somebody wants you to know that he's watchin'
    So now and forever you'll always stand
    In the gaze of the Angel's eyes
    So waltz into the light, dance into the night
    Cause you're never out of sight of the Angel's eyes
    Laugh along the way through the darkest day
    Cause all the love that's in the skies
    Shines through the Angel's eyes
    He's counted your toes and he's kissed all your fingers
    He quiets your troubles with a touch warm and tender
    And all while you grow up he'll walk beside you
    Watching with Angel's eyes
    So waltz into the light, dance into the night
    Cause you're never out of sight of the Angel's eyes
    Laugh along the way through the darkest day
    Cause all the love that's in the skies
    Shines through the Angel's eyes
    Hush now, my baby, no need for cryin'
    The thunder won't hurt you, my precious child
    Sometimes the raindrops are only the tears
    Of joy from the Angel's eyes
    So waltz into the light, dance into the night
    Cause you're never out of sight of the Angel's eyes
    Laugh along the way through the darkest day
    Cause all the love that's in the skies
    Shines through the Angel's eyes

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  • 1. That's All The Lumber You Sent
    Said a friend to a friend one day:
    Was a man who passed away
    St. Peter met him at the gate
    Pete said: "Walk with me if you will
    I'll take you to the house you built"
    Man said: "I can't wait!"
    Passed a mansion made of stone
    But with each new house he's shown
    They get smaller by degrees
    Stopped in front of a two-room shack
    Pete said: "Hope you're happy with that"
    Man said: "How can this be?"- Pete say:
    "That's all the lumber- that's all the lumber
    That's all the lumber you sent
    Looks like the builder- man, he's got your number
    That's all the lumber you sent"
    Man didn't know what to say
    Poor guy was blown away
    Said: "You mean this is what I deserve?"
    Pete said: "I'm afraid it's so
    't's too late but now you know
    Shoulda done better work"
    Said: "You mean not lie and cheat
    And helpin' old ladies 'cross the street?"
    Pete says: "Well, that's a start
    Remember that man back in that great big house?
    He found out early what it's all about
    Built that place with his heart- as for you
    "That's all the lumber- that's all the lumber
    That's all the lumber you sent
    Looks like the builder- man, he's got your number
    That's all the lumber you sent"got your number
    That's all the lumber you sent"
    What if that man was me
    And I failed that miserably
    You're showin' me things I don't wanna see!

    St. Peter if you can
    Send me back to earth again
    's'that somethin' you can do?
    Pete said: "It ain't up to me
    If it was I'd like to see
    How you plan to improve"
    Said "I'd love God and fellow man
    Take a wife and make a stand
    Be the givin'est guy I can be
    And when I get back to this neighborhood
    There'd be a gigantic pile o' wood!
    And I'd say: 'What's this I see?'- and you tell me
    That's all the lumber- all that's your lumber
    That's all the lumber you sent
    Big boss'll help you- hammer it all together
    That's all the lumber you sent"
  • 2. I Don't Need a Picture
    I need to call your name
    I need to cry in pain
    I need to hide in shame
    I need to - I need to
    I need to know this bliss
    I need to not resist
    Oh I need to feel like this
    I need to - I need to
    But I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    To see your face - to see your face
    I must walk just like you
    I must talk just like you
    I must learn what to do
    I need to - I need to
    I must try not to fall
    I must climb every wall
    And I must do nothing at all
    I need to - oh I need to
    But I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    To see your face - to see your face
    Seems like any moment I'll know what to do
    Seems like any time I'll be standing with you
    Yet it seems like any moment my chance will be through
    Seems like any moment - seems like any moment

    I have to dream out loud
    And have what you're about
    But I'll have to empty out
    I need to - I need to

    I need to scream with light
    And tear apart the night
    Oh I need to do you right
    Oh I need to - oh I need to
    But I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    No I don't need a picture
    To see your face - to see your face
    To see your face
    To see your face
    I don't need a picture
    I don't need a picture - picture- picture
  • 3. Love Travels
    So I stand here and gaze across the ocean
    Knowing that I may not ever hold you
    Quite the way I told you
    But the distance won't silence my devotion
    Cause I believe there is still a way to reach out
    In my heart there's no doubt
    Love travels the miles upon the wings of angels
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I can love you from here- love you from here
    So I stare at the photograph before me
    Wonderin' if you still believe I love you
    I did what I had to do
    And then I look and I swear I saw you smilin'
    Heaven makes these tender hearts the strongest
    Mine beats for you as long as
    Love travels the miles upon the wings of angels
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I can love you from here
    On moonbeams, on heart strings
    Love makes its way through anything
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I will always be near, cause I'll love you from here
    Time will never change me
    You just gotta believe it
    And the dream that saves me is
    That you're happy and that you're free

    It'll fly through the air with the greatest of ease
    As much as you want, now, as much as you need
    Across every mountain and all seven seas
    The eagles will carry it on God's gentle breeze
    And I'll never give up (Never give up)
    I'll never give in (Never give in)
    And you'll know that it's me when you hear the voice singin'

    Lai la lai lai, la lai lai la lai Gotta listen to me, listen to me sing
    (Lai la lai lai, la lai lai la lai) And you'l know that it's me
    Singin (singin') singin' (singin') singin'
    Love travels the miles upon the wings of angels
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
    I can love you from here
    On moonbeams, on heart strings
    Love makes its way through anything
    Love finds you, I swear it's true
  • 4. You Then Me Then You Then Me
    It's my turn, it's not your turn
    It's my turn, get outta my way
    It's my turn, go on complain
    I'm comin' through anyway
    And don't ask me why I'm like this
    But lately I'm wonderin' if
    It'll come to pass
    That the last shall be first and the
    First shall be last- then the voice say
    Here's the way it oughtta be
    You then me then you then me
    I pray one day we'll all agree
    And take it you then me then you then me
    Life could go you then me then you then me
    That's my food, don't touch my food
    That's my wine, don't spill a drop
    Or I'll whack you across your face
    And drop you out of the human race
    See I got me the urge to kill
    But I wish we could take a pill
    So we'd all cool down
    And we'd talk like the man who was
    Born back in Bethlehem town- betcha he say
    Here's the way it oughtta be
    You then me then you then me
    I pray one day we'll all agree
    And take it you then me then you then me
    Life could go you then me then you then me
    I coulda sworn I was here first- hey hey hey
    Well if I'm not the best hey I'm sure not the worst
    No not me baby- hey hey yeah

    It's your turn, it's not my turn
    It's your turn- well let's just say
    We'll trade off- here let me light
    And pass the peace pipe down your way

    Well try it, it could be good
    And what if one day it should
    Really come to pass
    That the last shall be first and the
    First shall be last- betcha we say:
    Here's the way it oughtta be
    You then me then you then me
    I pray one day we'll all agree
    And take it you then me then you then me
    Life could go you then me then you then me
  • 5. Long Black Cadillac
    Eight million miles from Buffalo- two score and three more year
    I've waltzed across some finish lines, I've drowned in my own tears
    But I wonder what they'll speak of me- not worried I will hear
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac

    I've made my way with melody- writing many a song
    They give me some celebrity- make me feel like I belong
    But as good as they have been to me, not one will ride along
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac
    When I lay down in the back of that long, long black Cadillac

    I believed I was God's messenger, my mission right as rain
    See I'd come to soothe the savages, I sing to ease their pain
    Well I'll have preached for nothin' should this foolish pride remain
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac

    Some nights as I may serenade, rough maidens stand and stare
    I like the way they look at me, I fancy that they care
    But even if they love me true, how many will be there
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac?
    When I lay down in the back of that long, long, long black Cadillac
    All the years of sailing- all the fears of failing
    All just echoes trailing off
    Close the final chapter- on all the things you're after
    Say a prayer of thanks they're lost
    I hope to roam ten million miles from the place where I've begun
    And stride into the hazy night, and stand beneath the sun
    But God help me if it matters just how much I've gotten done
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac

    Shed only tears of joy for me, bright flowers only send
    Cause I will give up gracefully when this life's at an end
    See I know I'll get another chance to ride around again- I know I'll rise again
    When I lay down in the back of that long black Cadillac
    When I lay down in the back of that long, long, long black Cadillac
  • 6. Jigorous
    There's no one in the house- it's quiet as a mouse
    But eight o'clock they will all be home
    Our Momma isn't well- she hasn't been herself
    Forgetting things she's always known
    Well tonight she's gonna dance, tonight she's gonna sing
    Little Momma's gotta shake it, we're gonna get you back into the swing
    Let's get jigorous- jigorous
    Jig-jivin', jumpin' into the
    Swirlin', twirlin', whirl of life that's all around us
    Jigorous- jigorous
    Get livin' dangerous cause there's
    Only so much more daylight
    So today will have to cheat its way into tonight
    The family loves to dance- we seize on any chance
    To kick up our heels and cut a rug
    Tom and Linny rhumba, & me and Megan waltz
    Lookit Ma & Johnny jitterbug!
    You could say it doesn't help her, it's only just a dance
    But when you have a partner, you always have a chance- so let's get
    Let's get jigorous- jigorous
    Jig-jivin', jumpin' into the
    Swirlin', twirlin', whirl of life that's all around us
    Jigorous- jigorous
    Get livin' dangerous cause there's
    Only so much more daylight
    So today will have to cheat its way into tonight
    Jig, jig, everybody- jig jig hand in hand
    Jig jig for the love of each pair of feet in the land
    Reach out for a partner- grab on, do-si-do
    Find you one who won't let go, find you one who won't let go
    I got one who won't let go

    INSTRUMENTAL
    Stealthily I creep- the nurse says she's asleep
    I sit on the bed & watch her breathe
    Cause when she comes awake- she'll say it's a mistake:
    "I don't belong here, son, let's leave!"
    Well momma isn't sure of her way from here to there
    Like all of us she tries to be brave but she's scared
    But when she hears a song that she thinks she's heard before
    She reaches for her Partner, and heads out to the floor
    She says: Let's get- c'mon now, let's get

    Let's get jigorous- jigorous
    Jig-jivin', jumpin' into the
    Swirlin', twirlin', whirl of life that's all around us
    Jigorous- jigorous
    Get livin' dangerous cause I want to deserve this light
    That's shinin' down on us
    Jigorous (jigorous)- jigorous (jigorous)
    Jig-jivin', jumpin' into the
    Swirlin', twirlin', whirl of life that's all around us
    Jigorous- jigorous, ain't it fabulous, cause I'm
    Bathin' in the warmest light
    And today is gonna cheat its way into tonight
  • 7. God Done Good
    I met her on a Sunday- third day of May
    Tried not to show her- I was swept away
    By her giddy girlish laughter- & long raven hair
    And the way that she barely- seemed to care
    And I love and admire her still to this day, so I have to say
    If I could
    God done good- God done good
    God done good- God done good
    He made a promise- said he would
    And God done good
    We tried to have a baby- we tried and we tried
    We couldn't make it happen- we cried and we cried
    Searched for an answer- we prayed and we prayed
    Then one day it happened- from far, far away
    A baby boy he came and changed our lives- and we cried and we cried
    Cause we understood
    God done good- God done good
    God done good- God done good
    He made a promise- said he would
    And God done good
    Got no money- got no fame
    Got no title before my name
    Got food and water- brick and wood
    Got love and laughter- God done, God done good
    INSTRUMENTAL
    We watch our baby sleepin'- peaceful and calm
    We look at those eyelashes- so graceful and long
    He will be a prize for - some lucky girl
    And a gift of laughter- to a cold, lonely world
    And we wink at the sky and we kneel- and we cry and we cry
    And it's understood
    God done good- God done good
    God done good- God done good
    He made a promise- said he would
    And God done good
  • 8. Thanks
    Thanks- for keepin' track of me
    Thanks- for givin' a dang about me
    Thanks- for sayin' that you love me
    Thanks- just thanks

    Thanks- for lettin' me know you care
    Thanks- for always bein' there
    Thanks- for makin' me do my share
    Thanks- just thanks
    Can't thank you enough
    I'm high from you liftin' me up
    Thanks- for sayin' what you said
    Thanks- for clearin' out my head
    Thanks- for givin' me hope instead
    Thanks- just thanks
    Can't thank you enough
    I'm high from you lifting me up
    Thanks- you left me who I was
    Thanks- you showed me what a smile does
    Thanks- you loved me just because
    Thanks- just thanks

    Thanks- for cryin' when I bleed
    Thanks- for wavin' when I leave
    Thanks- for bein' what I believe
    Thanks- just thanks
  • 9. Long For You
    I know there's water- because I'm thirsty
    I know there's food- because I'm hungry
    I know there's love- because love is all I wanna do
    And I know that you're out there- because I
    Long for you
    Because I long for you
    I know there's air- because I'm breathing
    I know there's light- because I'm seeing
    I know there's truth- because I believe it to be true
    And I know that you're out there- because I
    Long for you
    Because I long for you
    Because I long for you
    You know I long for you
    I need you to be there- I know you must be there
    I know you share what I share
    I know you care 'cause I care

    I may be wrong- but I ain't never ever seen the proof
    So I still believe that you're out there- because I
    Long for you
    Because I long for you
    Because I long for you
    You know I long for you
  • 10. Barely Stay Inside My Own Skin
    Well I can hardly stand the heightened state I'm in
    Barely stay inside of my own skin
    Can't believe the life I get to live
    Can't conceive the joy I have to give
    All because- because of you
    Cause you made me- made me new
    I am not the frightened guy I've been
    Barely stay inside of my own skin

    Well I can hardly keep the pace and catch my breath
    Barely tell my right foot from my left
    Got a giant guyser in my heart
    Blowin' up but hopefully not apart
    All because- because of you
    Cause you made me- chase the truth
    Not the timid guy I've always been
    Barely stay inside of my own skin
    INSTRUMENTAL
    Well I can see the dawn of brighter, bold new days
    See my troubles wilt and blow away
    See us holdin' hands both black and white
    See myself, attempting what is right
    All because- because of you
    Cause you made me- wanna come through
    Not the empty promise that I've been
    Barely stay inside of my own skin

    Jump, jump, jumpin' right out of- jump, jumpin' outta my skin
    Jump, jump, jumpin' right out of the rest of the mess to the pickle I'm in
  • 11. Junkyard
    Saw a movie where a guy
    Kills another guy- twice
    Don't know if I can forget about it
    Saw a guy finish a fight
    With a butcher knife- slice
    Pretty sure I won't forget about it
    Is it okay- if I say
    My heart is not a junkyard
    My mind is not a dump for all the gunk around
    My spirit's not a junkyard
    No, it's Holy ground
    Saw a photo on the net
    Can't believe that I've seen
    Don't know if I can forget about it:
    Two kids were playin' in some dirt
    That'll never come clean
    Wish to God I could forget about it
    No one's safe 'til we all say
    My heart is not a junkyard
    My mind is not a dump for all the gunk around
    My spirit's not a junkyard
    No, it's Holy ground
    Wanna keep- keep the temple clean
    Gotta keep- keep the temple clean
    Tryin' to keep- keep the temple clean
    How do I keep the temple clean?

    A vicious rumor went around
    Wrecked my Uncle John's life
    Guess he never could forget about it
    No one's safe 'til we all say
    My heart is not a junkyard
    My mind is not a dump for all the gunk around
    My spirit's not a junkyard
    No, it's Holy ground
  • 12. A Hundred Smiles An Hour
    I ran from my house
    All the way to Your house
    I swear I don't care, sunshine or rain
    Nothin' could make me slow down on the way
    Nothin' could stop this pull You have on me
    You got me doin'
    A hundred smiles an hour
    A thousand times a day
    There's a million volts of your power
    Coursin' through my veins
    May it always be like this
    For all of the rest of my days
    If I'm a fool, well
    I really don't care who we tell
    See I make no excuse, beat no retreat
    I just let this soul be a slave to these feet
    And I'm a slave who knows that he is free
    That's why I'm doin'
    A hundred smiles an hour
    A thousand times a day
    There's a million volts of your power
    Coursin' through my veins
    May it always be like this
    For all of the rest of my days
    I'm at your front door
    So show me what I'm here for
    See I'm still not sure, I just know I cry
    When folks say that You are the look in my eye
    I'm cryin' and singin' "Glory Be"
    Look at me doin'
    A hundred smiles an hour
    A thousand times a day
    There's a million volts of your power
    Coursin' through my veins
    May it always be like this
    For all of the rest of my days
  • 13. Everything Good is You
    Everything good in me- is You
    Everything I should be - is You
    All the unbridled glee- streaming through
    Everything good- is You
    --------------------------------------- All of this hope I have- is You
    Where I go when I'm sad- is You
    What you say is automatically true
    Everything good- is You
    Everybody's searching for the truth
    We say it isn't clear
    Hardly ever near
    Barely even here
    But here it Is
    Everything strong in me- is You
    All that belongs in me- is You
    With wisdom that is old you make me new
    Everything good- is You
    -INSTRUMENTAL-
    Everybody has to let it out
    Say what they really feel
    What they can't conceal
    Why they need to kneel
    Well You are why- cause
    Everything leaves me cold- but You
    Everything makes me old- but you
    The only story I've been told that I know is true
    Is everything good- everything good

    Everything brave in me- is You
    Everything saved in me- is You
    All the love that comes crashing through
    Everything good- everything good- is You
  • 14. Like a Train
    I can see Your love- comin' like a train
    Roll into the station, run me down again
    & You're 30 feet across, 90 miles high
    Smoke stack scrapin' up against the sky
    I can see Your love- comin' like a train
    Racin' to my rescue, erasin' all my shame
    I can see Your love- bowl me over again
    I can see Your love- like a trampoline
    Flingin' me to heights that I have never seen
    In a sky of freedom- big 'n' bright 'n' blue
    Then floatin' and a' fallin' I come back to You
    I can see Your love- comin' like a train
    Racin' to my rescue, erasin' all my shame
    I can see Your love- bowl me over again
    They say to wait until
    A train is standin' still
    So I can't afford to climb aboard
    But Lord, you know I will- oh, I will!
    I can see Your love- comin' like a train
    Racin' to my rescue, erasin' all my shame
    I can see Your love bowl me over again
  • 15. Stomp
    Throw your jacket in the corner
    Everybody's comin' over
    Don't you know it's Thursday night and time for makin' merry
    Move your boots and jump 'n' shout
    It's in you now, so let it out
    Throw your worries on the ground and kick 'em til they're dust-just
    Stomp- Stomp
    Stomp- you got to stomp
    Loosen up the best you're able
    Johnny here is on the table
    In the back they're fryin' fish 'n' chips and tellin' stories
    How's about we give a cheer
    To the One who put us here
    Since we're feelin' good it wouldn't hurt to let Him know, so
    Stomp- Stomp
    Stomp- you got to stomp

    INSTRUMENTAL
    Throw your worries on the ground and kick 'em til they're dust-just
    Stomp- Stomp
    Stomp- you got to stomp

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