A Better Place

7 billion people in this pretty blue world
7 billion people that’s a lot of boys & girls
7 billion reasons to make things right
7 billion reasons to hold each other tight

It doesn’t matter the color of your face
It doesn’t matter the god you praise
The only thing that matters is the human race
So let’s come together
Make this world so much better
Make this world
A better place

I have a dream

That 7 billion people say let there be peace
That 7 billion people can make all the wars cease
That 7 billion voices sing let there be light
That 7 billion voices are singing songs of life

It doesn’t matter the color of your face
It doesn’t matter the god you praise
The only thing that matters is the human race
So let’s come together
Make this world so much better
Make this world
A better place

I have a dream

From Montgomery to the White House
From Libya to the streets of Cape Town
From Havana to Tibet
Don’t settle for anything less
Than to be free
To have a dream
I have a dream
Oh yeah!

Make this world
A better place
Let's come together
Make this world
A better place


Inside

I remember some little things from long ago
Just a little boy, with a lifetime to grow
Whippoorwills calling, out to the night
Grandpa what’s that sound, I said let’s go back inside
Let’s go back inside, Let’s go back inside

I’ll remember that first kiss for the rest of my life
The moths dancing when her daddy turned on the front porch light
Daffodils in her hair, yellow and white
That’ll be enough he said, let’s go back inside
Let’s go back inside, let’s go back inside

I remember the silence after hanging up the phone
Tears in her eyes said that he was gone
Bitter is the chill, when we say goodbye
I took my mother’s hand and said let’s go back inside
Let’s go back inside, let’s go back inside

I remember my friend BJ saying always end on high
There's coffee in the kitchen, and a living room full of life
Up on the hill, the lighting will strike
Let the thunder roll, let's go back inside
Let's go back inside, let's go back inside


Forever Love, Amen

I remember
My time with grandpa
Looking up at the night’s sky
He said that star
Is your grandma
She’s always by our side

Glory, glory hallelujah
We all shall walk with Him
Glory, glory hallelujah
Forever love, amen
Amen, amen, amen

I surrender
To this life on Earth
Knowing we are not alone
All the stars
Are light of rebirth
Our loved ones gone home

Glory, glory hallelujah
We all shall walk with Him
Glory, glory hallelujah
Forever love, amen
Amen, amen, amen

When you look, up to the sky
Don’t you bow, your head to cry
Feel the love, of those before us
As they shine, down from the heavens

Glory, glory hallelujah
We all shall walk with Him
Glory, glory hallelujah
Forever love, amen
Forever love, amen
Forever love, amen
Amen, amen, amen


Halfway Home

It was all so easy, always had the time
Normal was crazy and reason never rhymed
But now I’ve got a family and a nice place to live
Grown up enough to learn how to give
Middle aged means nothing, just that I’ve grown
Made myself essential, yet sometimes I feel alone
Standing at the crossroads, halfway home
Standing at the crossroads, halfway home

The romance of what if’s and kisses left behind
Memories of youthful bliss of being deaf and blind
I seemed to know so much while having no answers at all
Never scared of climbing, but always feared the fall
Middle aged means nothing, just somewhere in between
Maybe I’ll hit a hundred and that next train’s not for me
Waiting at the station, halfway home
Waiting at the station, halfway home

Wake up in the morning, thankful for the day
Pour myself some coffee, kind of set in my ways
A lot of things on my plate, hell I’m tired before I start
Dreams of growing old and gray, maybe working on some art
Middle aged means nothing, no guarantee for tomorrow
I find myself saying amen to happiness and sorrow
Praying it gets better, halfway home

Middle aged means nothing, just wheels spinning different speeds
No reverse on this gearbox, drive it ‘til it bleeds
Driving down the highway, halfway home
Driving down the highway, halfway home

I don’t want to go
I don’t want to go
I don’t want to go
I don’t want to go, go, go
I don’t want to go home


Paradise

I had a dream last night
Beauty beyond words I confess
I had a dream of paradise
She was wearing a summer dress
She was wearing a summer dress

We were walking in the sands
As the water touched our feet so bare
Holding each other’s hand
With the moonlight woven in her hair

A shooting star filled the sky
I closed my eyes and made a wish
I had a dream of paradise
And with these lips we kissed
And with these lips we kissed

We were dancing on the winds
If only for a dream together
We were lovers, we were friends
If only for a moment forever

The prettiest eyes I’d ever seen
Found their way into my dreams
Don’t wake me up, this is paradise
Don’t wake me up, this is paradise
Don’t wake me up, this is paradise
Don’t wake me up, this is paradise

(spoken radio voice):
Good morning everybody the weather looks fine
It’s a brand new day time to rise and shine

I had a dream last night
Beauty beyond words I confess
I had a dream of paradise
She was wearing a summer dress
She was wearing a summer dress



Shine a Light

To the young lady feeling empty
He was so sweet in the start
He made you feel so lovely
Until he made you do things in the dark
Taking money from strangers
Someone has to get you out of there
Memories only linger
Of the ribbons in your hair

Shine a light
You don't have to be afraid of the dark
Anymore
Shine a light
You don't have to live your life
Behind closed doors

To the woman wearing shades in the rain
He was like a dream when you met
He made you feel whole again
But history repeats is what you get
Now you’re making excuses for his anger
Someone has to say enough is enough
Memories only linger
Of that man you once loved

Shine a light
You don’t have to be afraid of the dark
Anymore
Shine a light
You don't have to live your life
Behind closed doors

To the little girl that cries for help
He was the best dad in the whole wide world
He made you feel so special
Until he did more than run his fingers through your curls

Shine a light
You don't have to be afraid of the dark
Anymore
Shine a light
You don't have to shed your tears
Behind closed doors

It could be your mother
It could be your daughter
It could be your sister
It could be your wife
It could be a stranger
It could be your neighbor
It could be your best friend
It could be your life

Shine a light
You don't have to be afraid of the dark
Anymore
Shine a light
You don’t have to shed your tears
Behind closed doors
Shine a light
You don't have to live your life
Behind closed doors
Shine a light
Shine, shine
Shine a light
Shine, shine


We All Do The Time

I remember sirens and guns
You on the floor, handcuffs on
The judge said thirteen years
Mama could only wipe away her tears

You did the crime, but we all do the time
You just do yours’ behind bars
You did the crime, but we all do the time
You left us wishing upon stars

I can’t play with my friends anymore
Their parents say I’m bad news
They won’t even let me in the door
Mama says it’s because of you

Mama works two shifts a day
She says it’s to make ends meet
Otherwise we have to move away
Grandpa says they should throw away the god damned key

You did the crime, but we all do the time
You just do yours’ behind bars
You did the crime, but we all do the time
You left us wishing upon stars

In six months you’re coming home
But mama is with somebody new
You are going to be there alone
She says he’s much better than you
I don’t know why he’s better than you
There’s nobody better than you

You did the crime, but we all do the time
You just do yours’ behind bars
You did the crime, but we all do the time
You left us wishing upon stars

I remember sirens and guns
You on the floor, handcuffs on


The Blood Within 

Staring into the window of your eyes
They take me away to someplace far away
To a place you left behind

Holding on to the wishes of your youth
They kept you alive when innocence died
Until you found your truth

You kicked and you screamed
You feared and you dreamed
But you made it to the top of the hill
And you breathe it all in
Happiness is the blood within

Smiling into the darkness of the night
No longer fearing where you’ve been
You will always find the light

Beauty is creating joy from sorrow
No looking back over your shoulder
Crossing the bridge to tomorrow

You kicked and you screamed
You feared and you dreamed
But you made it to the top of the hill
And you breathe it all in
Happiness is the hope within

Happiness is what you want it to be
Nobody can take away
What it all means to you
It bleeds like the ink of your tattoos
With your heart you trust
Only God can judge us

You kicked and you screamed
You feared and you dreamed
But you made it to the top of the hill
And you breathe it all in
Happiness is the love within


I Could

I could pull you close
Heart to heart
Blood red rose

I could make you sing
Make you smile
Golden ring

I could fall in love with you
I could die for you if I had to
I could write a song for you
I could write a song for you

I could take your hand
Give you warmth
Understand

I could lift you up
When it rains
Fill your cup

I could fall in love with you
I could die for you if I had to
I could write a song for you
I could write a song for you

I could make you cry
Break your heart
Say goodbye
But I won’t
No I won’t
I won’t
No I won’t

I could fall in love with you
I could die for you if I had to
I could write a song for you
I could write a song for you


Waters Deep and Heavens Blue

Call it religion, call it hope
Call it faith at the end of a rope
Call me crazy, but I believe in you
Searching for the words beyond I love you

Somewhere out there
There are words for me and you
Somewhere beyond I love you
Where waters deep and heavens blue
Waters deep and heavens blue
Waters deep and heavens blue, it’s true

They say destiny you can’t turn
They say fate is dealt like a card to burn
They say love’s a gamble, but I’ll bet on you
Searching for the words beyond I love you

Somewhere out there
There are words for me and you
Somewhere beyond I love you
Where waters deep and heavens blue
Waters deep and heavens blue
Waters deep and heavens blue, it’s true
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!

Searching beyond the billboard signs
Searching for the words deep inside
Searching beyond the cliche lines
Searching for the words ‘til the end of time

Somewhere out there
There are words for me and you
Somewhere beyond I love you
Where waters deep and heavens blue
Waters deep and heavens blue
Waters deep and heavens blue, it’s true
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!!!
Where waters deep and heavens blue
Waters deep and heavens blue
Waters deep and heavens blue

 
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