I Made Lemonade

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Lyrics

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
Ďtís like a tumor weighiní me down
But with the bitter lesson I find sugar
And stir that sweet salvation Ďround
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
Itís mi-ee-i-ee-ine

Ya shoulda-coulda-woulda left my flailing
Barely sailing heart to sink
But You came to the rescue, and whatís 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 heís 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 Duniaís
Wants some music that feels more like his mood does
But when the Dee Jay plays the same dang tune
Johnny canít not clap along
Trust on- love on- joy on
Trust on- love on- joy on
Nobody no way could make him feel like that
Heís thinkiní that maybe the music ainít so bad
Maybe love ainít so bad
INSTRUMENTAL
Johnny sees three girls in the shadows
The pony-tailed one blushes and he knows
Sheís gonna waltz right, strut right over to me
And say: ďLetís dance to my favírite song!Ē
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 thatís climbiní back up from my toes
You have made- all these things
Youíre the King- the King- the King
Of Everything
Youíre 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 ďPick him upĒ
You have done- all these things
Youíre the King- the King- the King
Of Everything
Youíre the King- the King- the King
Of Everything
Friends are dyiní- same age as me
Cyclones dragginí little kids out to sea
But I think Iím cryiní Ďcause I believe
You cry too- at all these things
But You bring us through- all these things
Youíre the King- the King- the King
Of Everything
Youíre the King- the King- the King
Of Everything

4. Me-Est Me I Can Be

Iím the Me-est me I can be- with You I feel free
Itís the nearest way I can see- ta get from me to You
Iím 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-
Iím the Me-est me I can be- with You I feel free
Itís the nearest way I can see- ta get from me to You
Iím 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:
Whatís the You-est you you can do? Straight on,
straight & true, so that all thatís 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
Iím the Me-est me I can be- with You I feel free
Itís the nearest way I can see- tween me & You
Iím 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
Itís on my dollar- and so we must
On my nickel- & on my dime
I guess Youíre not- a waste of time
So we could say- yeah we could say
Youíre right on the money- every day
Right on the money- in every way
Youíre in my pocket, in my spirit, in my soul
Iím gonna love ya til Iím gray & tired & old
Cause Youíre 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 canít re-write- them history books
The Founding Fathers- gave You our dollars
Youíre right on the money- every day
Right on the money- in every way
Youíre in my pocket, in my spirit, in my soul
Iím gonna love ya til Iím gray & tired & old
Cause Youíre right on the money-
Right on the money
INSTRUMENTAL
Ya wanna rewrite the books
Cause you think nobody looks
Well Iím watching, and I ainít 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
Weíve got 2 jobs- OK, three jobs
With all we make- still ainít enough
Before we spend- a quick Amen, cause
Youíre right on the money- every day
Right on the money- in every way
Youíre in my pocket, in my spirit, in my soul
Iím gonna love ya til Iím gray & tired & old
Cause Youíre right on the money-
Right on the money

6. I'll Find You

Iíve searched the house for the glasses Iím 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 donít remember what for
So much ocean, my poor boat canít find the shore
But I kno-o-ow where, yes I kno-o-ow where
Yeah I kno-o-ow where Iíll find You- Iíll find You
Took me eons to know I was searching
Spoken volumes to hear what Iíve 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 ainít under the bed
But I kno-o-ow where, yes I kno-o-ow where
Yeah I kno-o-ow where Iíll find You- Iíll 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 Iíll find You- Iíll find You

7. Let's Do This Thing

Letís do this thing- letís do this thing
Weíll take our chances, and dance our dances
Let freedom ring, letís do this thing
Yeah, this diviní board is high
Feels like weíre in the sky
But listen, Li, I bet- the worst that we will get
Is scared and soakiní wet
Hey, youíre with me!
Letís do this thing- letís do this thing
Weíll take our chances, and dance our dances
Let freedom ring, letís do this thing
Li- itís not really a mistake
But your footís still on the brake
And Momma waits home, and dinnerís on the stove
So stomp on the one that goes
And letís be brave
Letís do this thing- letís do this thing
Weíll take our chances, and dance our dances
Let freedom ring, letís do this thing
Li- I didnít need a ride
But Iím glad youíre by my side
Dr. Conehey says now this treatment usually works
And how much can it hurt
When I hear you say
Letís do this thing- letís do this thing
Weíll take our chances, and dance our dances
Let freedom ring, letís 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- youíll 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 ďI like your hairĒ
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- youíll get to do your share
Guy in rags- begginí with a cup
Sure is stinky- and out of luck
Heís 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- youíll get to do your share

9. Hug of War

Itís a hug of war, donít wanna fight anymore
Wanna hold you close to me
Itís a hug of war, donít wanna fight anymore
Wanna let the weapons be
Boys will be boys- but Iím not a boy anymore
We have our choice- to rise above, to reach for love
Itís a hug of war, donít wanna fight anymore
Wanna hold you close to me
Itís a hug of war, donít 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, donít wanna fight anymore
Wanna hold you close to me
Itís a hug of war, donít wanna fight anymore
Wanna let the weapons be
INSTRUMENTAL
Gonna rise above- reach for love
In a hug of war, donít wanna fight anymore
Wanna hold you close to me
Itís a hug of war, donít 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
Iím stuck on my pain- Iím stuck in the rain
Iím stuck in this ocean of foolish pride
Iím bound by this earth- my fears of what Iím worth
Iím 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
Iím drowning in tears- Iím starving for cheers
Iím so needy, I donít know what I need
Iím pressured to win- and Iím scared to begin
Iím worried- if I fight I will surely bleed
But Youíre 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 Iíll be so beyond it
But Youíre so beyond it, so beyond it
So beyond it, Lord
You are so beyond it, so beyond it
So beyond it, Lord
(Iím 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 youíre 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 youíre 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 youíre 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 youíre like an angel to me

12. Good 'Ol God

Who forgives you when youíre bad
Gets you giggliní when youíre sad?
Good olí God- good olí God
Who will take you by the hand
Lead you through the barren land
Good olí God- good olí God
Whoa- oa- oa the only way I know
Whoa-oa-oa Ďs good olí God
Whoís the One who makes the blues
Turn into some decent news?
Good olí God- good olí God
Whereís the place you go to hide
When your lifeís a bumpy ride?
Good olí God- good olí God
Whoa- oa- oa the only way I know
Whoa-oa-oa Ďs good olí God
Whoís the petrol in your tank
Whoís the money in your bank?
Good olí God- good olí God
Everytime youíve lost your keys
He says: ďHere they are, get off your knees!Ē
Good olí God- good olí God
Whoa- oa- oa the only way I know
Whoa-oa-oa Ďs good olí God

When you shiver in the night
Whoís the One who shines the light
Good olí God- good olí God
When your family fades away
Whoís the one who says: ďIíll stay!Ē
Good olí God- good olí God
Whoa- oa- oa the only way I know
Whoa-oa-oa Ďs good olí God
When you tried to rockíníroll
Whoís the one who gave you soul
Good olí God- good olí God
Gave you chocolate birthday cakes
Made you learn from your mistakes
Good olí God- good olí God
Whoa- oa- oa the only way I know
Whoa-oa-oa Ďs good olí God
Heís makiní sure that your mistakes
Get a million second takes
Good olí God- good olí God
When good fortune waves goodbye
Gives you other fish to fry
Good olí God- good olí God
Whoa- oa- oa the only way I know
Whoa-oa-oa Ďs good olí God

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Credits

Raymond Arias - electric guitar
Bill Bleistine - drums & percussion
Burt Mitchell - tin whistles, uilleann pipes, Highland pipes, harmonica
Joe Davoli - fiddle & mandolin
Bob Halligan Jr. - lead & backing vocals, acoustic & electric guitar, bass, keyboards, harmonica

Matt Mason - bass on ďMe-est Me I Can BeĒ
Kevin de Souza - bass on ďI See a HaloĒ
Max McKee - bass on ďKing of EverythingĒ

Produced by Bob Halligan Jr. & Ceili Rain
Recorded by Mick Walker, Roman Klun, Tony Morra & Bob Halligan Jr.
Mixed & mastered by Roman Klun
Assistant engineers: Allison Bruen & Abby Drumm; Scott Robinson

Songs by Bob Halligan Jr. (WBOB Music ASCAP)
*except ďIíll Find YouĒ by Bob Halligan Jr. & John M. Walker (WBOB Music ASCAP)

Marketing and Promotions by Alyson Bleistine (Albie Entertainment)

Art design and photography by Zora Puskacova (www.deepgirl.sk)
Photos accompanying the lyrics (except ďSo Beyond ItĒ) by Adriana Bohusova (www.helenvader.net)
BHjr and Ceili Rain band photo by John E. Wehlage (www.wehlagephoto.com)

Recorded at Belfer Studio, Syracuse University; HooliHut, Syracuse NY;
Innsbruck Studios, Hurley NY; Downtown Batterie, Franklin TN

OíCeisional Rainfolk: *John Dreibelbis, Skip Cleavinger, Tyler Duncan, Liz Strodel, Paul Grimsland
(*All-Star!)
Help came from: Chris Grener Guitar Systems; John Pearse strings; Tom Moonan piano tuning
Thanks: Jim Abbott

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