March, 1998

Two Car Garage

I used to be Mr. Free, tall, dark and cool.
I did a solo act, made up my own rules.
The you came along and changed my point of view.
Oh baby, what am I gonna do?
Just look at me, looking at you.
I can't believe the things I'm looking forward to.
Would you believe I'm thinking about a

Two car garage.
And a two story house.
And a couple of kids we can drag about.
Give me a two-tone Chevrolet,
and too many bills to pay, 
and your two arms to make me happy living that way

I used to play such a game of hide and seek.
I'd go looking for love, 
then hide if it saw me.
You could find me with my friends hanging out on the street.
Now they're wondering where I could be.
Well, it's Saturday night, 
and it's just you and me,
Snuggled up on the couch watching TV.
Would you believe I'm thinking about a

Two car garage.
And a two story house.
And a couple of kids we can drag about.
Give me a two-tone Chevrolet, 
and too many bills to pay,
and your two arms to make me happy living that way.

If we don't get to Paris,
It won't break our hearts.
We'll just pack up the kids
and go to Yellowstone Park.
I want a

Two car garage.
And a two story house.
And a couple of kids, we can drag about.
Give me a two-tone Chevrolet,
and too many bills to pay,
and your two arms to make me happy living that way.

All I want is you, baby,
And your sweet love.
All I want is you, baby,
and a 2 car garage.
All I want is you, baby,
and a two story house.

written by J.D. Martin - G. Harrison (BMI)

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Tomorrow Never Comes

Oh, you tell me that you love me,
Yes, you tell me that you care.
That tomorrow we'll be married,
But tomorrow is never there.

Many weeks now have I waited,
many, many long nights have I cried.
Just to see that - that happy moment,
When I'll have you right by my side.

But tomorrow ain't never gonna come,
Oh no --
No, tomorrow, ain't never ever gonna come.
Oh you tell me you love me,
and you say that you want me,
But tomorrow never comes ....

Written by E. Tubb - J. Bone
Norma Music (BMI)

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Would They Love Him Down In Shreveport?

If they saw him riding in,
long hair flying in the wind,
Would they love him in Shreveport today?

And if they saw he was a Jew,
and a Palestinian, too,
Hey, would they love him down in Nashville today?

And if they saw him talk with ease,
to the junkies, whores and thieves, 
Would they love him in Wichita today?

And would the rich man think it funny,
if he said give up your money,
Hey, would they love him up on Wall Street today?

And if he made the wine from water,
and gave it to their sons and daughters, 
What would the folks in Salt Lake City say?

And if he talked of brotherhood,
as he walked their neighborhood,
Would they love him up in Boston today?

And if he said love those who use you
and forgive those who abuse you,
If he turned the other cheek what could we say?

Would you laugh, would you call him crazy,
and just send him on his way,
if Jesus came to your town today?

And if said love those who use you
and forgive those who abuse you,
If he turned the other cheek what could we say?

Would you laugh, would you call him crazy,
and just send him on his way,
if Jesus came to your town today?

Ohhh, ohhhh, if Jesus came to your town today ...........

Written by Bobby Braddock
Tree Publishing, Inc (BMI)

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April, 1998

( Hey Won't You Play ) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song

It's lonely out tonight,
and the feeling just got right for a brand new love song.
Somebody done somebody wrong song.
Hey won't you play,
another somebody done somebody wrong song.
And make me feel at home,
while I miss my baby,
while I miss my baby.
So please play for me,
a sad melody,
so sad that it makes everybody cry,
a real hurting song,
about a love thats gone wrong,
cause I don't wanna cry all alone.
Hey won't you play,
another somebody done somebody wrong song.
And make me feel at home,
while I miss my baby,
while I miss my baby.
So please play for me a sad melody,
so sad that it makes everybody cry.
A real hurting song,
about a love thats gone wrong,
cause I dont wanna cry all alone.
Hey wont you play,
another somebody done somebody wrong song.
And make me feel at home,
while I miss my baby,
while I miss my baby.
Hey won't you play,
another somebody done somebody wrong song.
And make me feel at home,
while I miss my baby,
while I miss my baby.
Won't you play another .....

Larry Butler & Chips Moman
(BMI)

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Broken Toys

Such a pretty little face,
with a heart that's been torn.
Living in a borrowed space,
from the moment she was born.
How many times shes cried,
but never tears of joy.
Someones taken a little girl, and made a broken toy.
Two sad little eyes,
painted heartbreak blue.
The simplest of his dreams,
never will come true.
Someone elses pain,
fell on this little boy.
Someones taken a soldier,
and made a broken toy.
Broken toys,
who will mend these broken toys ?
For everyone one we break,
a broken life takes its place.
That one day will break toys of its own.
Oh Lord, we've got to mend these broken toys.
And let them be children again,
give back the innocence stolen from them.
Broken toys,
who will mend these broken toys ?
For everyone we break,
a broken life takes its place.
That one day will break toys of its own.
Oh Lord, we've got to mend these broken toys.

Written by: Gloria Thomas, Martin Jerald Derstine, & Gary Harrison
(BMI/ASCAP) Gloria Thomas Music - 16 Stars Music - MCA Inc.

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As Long As We Got Each Other

Show me that smile again.
Dont waste another minute on your crying.
We're no where near the end.
The best is ready to begin.
On any cloudy day,
I look into your eyes and see them shining.
Holding you close this way,
is like having summer every day.
ooooooooo .....
As long as we got each other,
we got the world spinning right in our hand.
Baby you and me,
we gotta be,
the luckiest dreamers,
you know what we're dreaming.
As long as we keep on giving,
we can take anything that comes our way.
Baby rain or shine,
all the time,
we got each other,
sharing the laughter and love.
Promise me here and now,
nothing that comes will ever come between us.
You can depend on me,
cause I need you like the air I breathe.
oooooohhhh .....
As long as we got each other,
we got the world spinning right in our hand.
Baby you and me,
oh we got to be,
the luckiest dreamers,
you know what we're dreaming.
As long as we keep on giving,
we can take anything that comes our way.
Baby rain or shine,
all the time,
we got each other,
sharing the laughter and love.
As long as we got each other,
we got the world spinning right in our hands.
Baby you and me,
oh we got to be,
the luckiest dreamers,
we know what were dreaming.
As long as we keep on giving,
we can take anything that comes our way.
Baby rain or shine,
all the time,
we got each other sharing the laughter and love.
oooooo......
Ohh baby.

S. Dorf / J. Bettis
(BMI) (ASCAP)

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May, 1998

Let It Be Me 

God bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you
Let it be me.
Don't take this heaven from one
If you must cling to someone
Now and forever
Let it be me.
Each time we meet love
I find complete love.
Without your sweet love
What would life be?
So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always
Let it be me.
Each time we meet love
I find complete love
Without your sweet love
What would life be?
So never leave me lonely
Tell me you love me only
And that you'll always
Let it be me.

Written by: B.M. Curtis / T. Delanoe / G. Becaud (ASCAP)

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Hooked On A Feeling

I can't stop this feeling
deep inside of me
girl you just don't realize what you do to me
when you hold me in your arms so tight
you let me know everything's alright.
I'm hooked on a feeling
high on believing
that you're in love with me.
Your lips are sweet as candy
the taste stays on my mind
and girl you keep me thirsty
for another cup of wine
I got it bad for you girl
but I dont need a cure
I'll just stay addicted and hope I can endure
All the good love when were all alone
keep it up girl
yeah, you turn me on
ohhhh
I'm hooked on a feeling
I'm high on believing
that you're in love with me.
all the good love
when were all alone
keep it up girl
yeah, you turn me on.
I'm hooked on a feeling
I'm high on believing
that you're in love with me.

written by Mark James (BMI)

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Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head

Raindrops are falling on my head
and just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
nothing seems to fit
Those raindrops are falling on my head
they keep falling.
So I just did me some talking to the sun
and I said I didn't like the way he got things done
he's sleeping on the job
those raindrops are falling on my head
they keep fallin'
But there's one thing
I know
the blues they send to meet me
won't defeat me
it won't be long
till happiness
steps up to greet me.
Raindrops keep falling on my head
but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red
crying's not for me
cause, I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining
because I'm free.
Nothings worrying me.
It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me.
Raindrops keep falling on my head
but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red
crying's not for me, cause,
I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining
because I'm free.
Nothings worrying me.

Burt Bacharach / Hal David

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June, 1998

Mighty Clouds Of Joy

Those old bad dreams
been sleeping in your head.
Those old dark clouds
been hanging around your head.
But all your hard times
will vanish in the wind.
When the mighty clouds of joy come rolling in.
Ohhhh, Holy Jesus
Let your love seize us.
Oh, let us find sweet peace within .
Hallelujah !
Happiness begins,
when the mighty clouds of joy come rolling in.
Those old storm clouds
are slowly drifting by.
And those old raindrops
are fading from your eyes.
And oh, Mr. Sun,
gonna shine on us again.
When the mighty clouds of joy come rolling in.
Ohhhh, Holy Jesus.
Let your love seize us.
Oh, let us find sweet peace within.
Hallelujah !
Happiness begins,
When the mighty clouds of joy come rolling in.
Holy Jesus
Won't you let your love seize us
Let us find sweet peace within
Hallelujah!
Happiness begins,
When the mighty clouds of joy come rolling in.

Robert Nix / Buddy Buie
(BMI)

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Mama

Who's the one who tied you shoe when you were young
and knew just when to come and see what you had done?
Mama, oh Mama
And who's the one who patched your eye
and told you not to cry cuz he was too big for you to try?
Mama, Mama
And who's the one you didn't need to plead
to give her time to the little league?
It was Mama, oh Mama
And who's the one who gave her shoulder
when you told her your first love was over
she'd met someone older?
Mama, Mama
It was Mama, my Mama
Mama. oh Mama
Who's the one who taught you obligation,
then dedication, result graduation?
Mama, Mama
And who's the one who's shown the friends you've known
a home away from home
when they were tired and all alone?
Mama, Mama
And who's the one who held a tear inside,
when you introduced your future bride?
And who's the one who didn't mean to cry
as you walked down the aisle,
through tears you saw her smile?
Mama, oh Mama
Mama, my Mama
It was Mama
My Mama

Mark Charron (BMI)

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Home Where I Belong

They say that heavens pretty,
and living here is too.
But if they said that I would have to choose between the two.
I'd go home,
going home,
where I belong.
And sometimes when I'm dreaming,
it comes as no surprise.
That if you look and see the homesick feeling in my eyes.
I'm going home,
going home,
where I belong.
While I'm here I'll serve him gladly,
and sing him all my songs.
I'm here,
but not for long.
And when I'm feeling lonely,
and when I'm feeling blue.
It's such a joy to know that I am only passing through.
I'm headed home,
going home,
where I belong.
And one day I'll be sleeping,
when death knocks on my door.
And I'll awake and find that I'm not homesick anymore.
I'll be home,
going home,
where I belong.
hummmm

Pat Terry (ASCAP)

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July, 1998

A Southern Girl On A Summer Night

Long hair tossing around in the summer breeze
Sweet perfume and the smell of magnolia trees
I know
In this whole world
There ain't no prettier sight
Than a southern girl on a summer night

Soft music drifting by on the radio
Love glowing in her eyes as we dance real slow
I know 
In this whole world
There ain't no prettier sight 
Than a southern girl on a summer night

Close together in the shadows
Moonlight dancing on her skin
I'd give up all of my tomorrows
If this night would never end

Ohh
Day breaks 
Another cold city day begins
I wake and find 
I was dreaming again
I'd give this whole wide world
To be back in the moonlight
With my southern girl
On a summer night

With my southern girl 
on a summer night

hmm
Southern girl
ohhhhhhh
Southern girl 

Written by: Archie Jordan and Joel Rice

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Rock & Roll Lullaby

She was just 16 and all alone
when I came to be. 
So we grew up together
my mama child and me.
Now things were bad and she was scared,
but whenever I would cry,
she'd calm my fears and dry my tears,
with a rock & roll lullaby.

And she'd sing sha nana na na na nana
it'll be alright.
Sha nana na na na na nana
just hold on tight.
Sing it to be mama,
na na na na 
it'll be alright.
Sing it sweet and clear,
oh mama let me hear
that old rock & roll lullaby.

Now we made it through the lonely days,
but Lord the nights were long.
And we'd dream of better mornings,
when mama sang her song.
Now I can't recall the words at all,
it don't make sense to try.
Cause I just knew lots of love came through
that rock & roll lullaby.

When she'd sing sha nana na na na na nana
it'll be alright.
Sha nana na na na na nana 
just hold on tight.
I can hear you mama,
ma ma ma my mama
it'll be alright.
Nothing moves my soul like the sound of a good old
rock & roll lullaby.

Sing it to me Mama
ma ma ma mama.
Sing it sweet and clear
Oh mama let me hear
that rock and roll lullaby.

Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

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New Looks From An Old Lover

Early this morning,
I opened my eyes,
and caught you watching me sleep.
I'm getting new looks from an old lover again.
I love you and want you,
forever and always,
was written all over your face.
I'm getting new looks from an old lover again.

It's such a good feeling knowing I that I can still win what I've already won.
It's great to know we can still be lovers and friends.
It's such a good feeling knowing it's better than I ever thought it could be.
Because of new looks from an old lover again.

I feel your fingers touching my body and mind as they brush through my hair.
I'm getting news looks from an old lover again.
Deep in your eyes I see the hunger that only true love can feed.
I'm getting new looks from and old lover again.

It's such a good feeling knowing I that I can still win what I've already won.
It's great to know we can still be lovers and friends.
It's such a good feeling knowing it's better than I ever thought it could be.
Because of new looks from an old lover again.

I love those new looks from an old lover again.

Written by: Gloria Thomas and "Lathan" R. Lane

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August, 1998

That's What Friends Are For

Friends are like music
Sometimes they're sad
Sometimes they're lonely
And need to be told that they're loved
Everyone needs to be loved
Friends are like good wine
And I've had the best
I don't always show it
But no one knows better than I
So drink up
I'm a homesick old sailor
Who longs for the sound of my own front door
Tell me your stories
I'll teach you my songs
And we'll have one more
Isn't that what friends are for ?
Isn't that what friends are for ?
Friends are like warm clothes
In the night air
Best when they're old
And we miss them the most when they're gone
Miss them the most when they're gone
Your friends love your good side
and live with your bad
But they want you and need you
When no one else knows your alive
So drink up
I'm a homesick old sailor
Who longs for the sound of my own front door
Tell me your stories
I'll teach you my songs
And we'll have one more
Isn't that what friends are for ?
Isn't that what friends are for ?
So drink up
I'm a homesick old sailor
Who longs for the sound of my own front door
Tell me your stories
I'll teach you my songs
And we'll have one more
So drink up
I'm a homesick old sailor
Who longs for the sound of my own front door
Tell me your stories
and I'll sing you all my songs
And we'll have one more
Isn't that what friends are for ?
Isn't that what friends are for ?

Written by: Paul Williams (ASCAP)

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Songs

People I don't understand them
Never can and never could
The more I get to know them
The less I think I should
They don't mean the things they say
Or say the things they mean
You got to try and find the message
Somewhere in between
But songs are such good things
They never change their tune
They fill up lonesome evenings
And empty afternoons
Songs make such easy friends
All you do is sing along
And you can't stay a stranger to a song
Everyone seems to be moving
Moving up or moving on
Just when you try to touch them
That when you find they're gone
We pass through each others lives
Then fade into the past
You just don't know who to believe in
No one seems to last
But songs are such good things
They never change their tune
They fill up lonesome evenings
And empty afternoons
Songs make such easy friends
All you do is sing along
And you can't stay a stranger to a song
Old songs
New songs
Bright songs
Blue songs
Sweet songs
Soul songs
The rock and roll songs
Songs are such easy friends
All you do is sing along
And you can't stay a stranger to a song

Written by: Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil

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Wind Beneath My Wings

It must have been cold there in my shadow
To never have sunlight on your face
You've been content to let me shine
You always walked a step behind
I was the one with all the glory
You were the one with all the strength
Only a face without a name
I never once heard you complain
Did you ever know that you're my hero
And everything I'd like to be
I can fly higher than an eagle
If you are the wind beneath my wings
It may have appeared to go unnoticed
But I've got it all here in my heart
I want you to know
I know the truth
I would be nothing without you
Did you ever know that you're my hero
And everything I'd like to be
I can fly higher than an eagle
But you are the wind beneath my wings
You are the wind beneath my wings.

Written by: L. Hensley and J. Silber

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September, 1998

The Eyes Of A New York Woman

I'll be in New York City
When the lights shine bright tonight
That's where my woman waits for me 
Arms that hold me tenderly 
Lips as sweet as honey comb
Love that waits for me alone
Deep in the eyes of a new york woman

The eyes of a New York woman
Are eyes that can hold a man
Now she swept me off of my feet
And made my world seem so complete
I'll never have to look for more
I've found what I've been looking for
Deep in the eyes of a New York woman

Thought I wasn't ready 
For the tie that binds
But I lost my heart to her
When her eyes met mine

Now I see things so differently
I got to make her mine

So I'll make my homefront city
And let that light shine bright on me
East side cafes
West side plays
Uptown downtown
I'll be there
I never have to look for more
I found what I've been looking for
Deep in the eyes of a New York woman

I'll be in New York City
When the lights shine bright tonight
That's where my woman waits for me
Arms that hold me tenderly 
Lips as sweet as honey comb
Love that waits for me alone
Deep in the eyes of a New York woman
Deep in the eyes of a New York woman

Written by: Mark James (BMI)

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Doctor God


Doctor God, Doctor God
Won't you give me an appointment
Been so long since I've had a check up
Can you squeeze me in today ?

Doctor God, oh Doctor God
I know there's a long line waiting
Emergency situation
And I need you
Doctor God

Now I have come to seek the prophet, yeah
Ohhh
Can you tell me is he in today
Show me to the man with the healing hands
And tell him to come and take me by my hand
Don't you know I need, I need the Doctor,
Right away

Doctor God, Doctor God
Can you forgive me for the way I've been living
Taking more than giving
I'm just tired of living this way

Doctor God, Oh Doctor God
Show me that road to salvation
And lead me away from temptation
And close the door to hate
Ohhhhh, Doctor God

written by: Dan Penn

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I Just Can't Help Believing

I just can't help believing
When she smiles all soft and gentle
With a trace of misty morning
And the promise of tomorrow in her eyes

And I just can't help believing
When she's lying close beside me
And my heart beats with the rhythm of her sigh

This time the girl is gonna stay
This time the girl is gonna stay
For more than just a day

And I just can't help believing
When she slips her hand in my hand
And it feels so small and helpless
That my fingers fold around it like a glove

And I just can't help believing
When she whispering her magic
And her tears are shining honey sweet with love

This time the girl is gonna stay
This time the girl is gonna stay
For more than just a day

Ohhhhhhh, ohhhh,
for more than just a day

I just can't help believing
I just can't help believing
I just can't help believing

Written by: Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil (BMI)

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October, 1998

Don't Worry Baby

Well it's been building up in side of me for oh,
I don't know how long.
I don't know why but I keep thinking something's bound to go wrong.
But she looks in my eyes,
and makes me realize.
When she says ....

Don't worry baby
Everything's gonna be alright
Don't worry baby.

Each morning I awake and find the sunlight softly shining in her hair.
And then i realize I'm wrong in thinking that she really doesn't care.
There's magic in her eyes,
thats makes me come alive,
when she says ...

Don't worry baby
Everything's gonna be alright
Don't worry baby
Don't worry baby.

oooooooooooooooo

She told baby when you leave today just take along my love with you.
And if you knew how much I love you baby,
nothing could go wrong wtih you.
Oh what she does to me,
when she makes love to me,
and she says ....

Don't worry baby
everything's gonna be alright
Don't worry baby
everything's gonna be alright.
You know I love you.
Oh, don't worry baby.
You know I love you.
Don't worry baby.

written by: Brian Wilson and Roge Christian ( BMI ) 

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No Love At All

You read in the paper nearly everyday,
people breaking up and just walking away from love and that's wrong,
and that's so wrong.

A happy little home comes up for sale,
because two fools have tried and failed ,
to get along,
and you know that's wrong.

A man loves a woman and a woman loves a man,
when neither one of them won't love and understand,
and take it with a grain of salt.

Oh now believe that a little bit of love is better than no love,
Even a bad love is better than no love,
And even a sad love is better than no love at all.
Oh now believe,
that a little bit of love is better than no love,
Even a bad love is better than no love,
and any kind of love is better than no love at all.

Nanana Nanananananana

And no love at all is a poor old man,
standing on the corner with his hat in his hand,
and no place to go and he's feeling low.
And no love at all is the child in the streets,
dodging traffic and begging to eat,
on a tenement row, and that's a rough row to hoe.
No love at all is a troubled young girl.
standing on the bridge at the edge of the world.
and its a pretty short fall y'all.

People believe me 

A little bit of love is better than no love,
even a bad love is better than no love,
and even a sad love is better than no love at all.
Oh now believe,
a little bit of love is better than no love,
and any kind of love is better than no love at all.

Nanana Nanananananana

Ohhh

And oh I got to believe,
that a little bit of love is better than no love,
even a bad love is better than no love,
and even a sad love is better than no love at all.
ohhhhh
A little bit of love is better than no love,
even a bad love is better than no love,
and any kind of love is better than no love at all.

Nanana Nanananananana

written by: Wayne Carson Thompson and Johnny Christopher (BMI)

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Most Of All

Hello darlin', my it's good to hear you.
I'm at the railroad station in St. Paul.
How are all the folks I'd love to see them
but girl, I'd love to see you most of all.

Well I been staring at the rain and I been thinking,
ever since the train left Montreal,
you know I thought I'd always love this life I'm living,
but now I know I love you most of all.

Many times before I know I swore that
I'd come home to stay ,
but it always seems foolish dreams and trains got in my way.

Tomorrow there'll be snow in Minnesota,
but I won't around to watch it fall,
no I'll be headed for an old familiar station,
just hoping you still love me most of all.

And girl you know I love you most of all.

I miss you baby
Most of all.

I miss you baby, most of all.

written by: Buddy Buie and James Cobb (BMI)

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November, 1998

Who Broke Your Heart And Made You Write That Song 

Who broke your heart and made you write that song 
Every time you sing I want to cry along 
Everything was right till your love went wrong 
Who made you write that song 

I remember the happy things 
In the songs that you used to sing 
Sunny blue skies and wedding rings 
This morning their gone 
Cloudy skies have begun to form 
Theres a ring in your bureau gone 
And you're really alone once more 
I can tell by your song 

Who broke your heart and made you write that song 
Every time you sing I want to cry along 
Everything was right till your love went wrong 
Who made you write that song 

Who broke your heart and made you write that song 
Every time you sing I want to cry along 
Everything was right till your love went wrong 
Who made you write that song 

When you asked me if I could see 
That the songs only make believe 
If you think that you're fooling me 
Let me tell you you're wrong 
Anyone who has loved will know 
After hearing a verse or so 
You smile but your tears still show 
In the words to your songs 

Who broke your heart and made you write that song 
Every time you sing I want to cry along 
Everything was right till your love went wrong 
Who made you write that song 

Who broke your heart and made you write that song 
Every time you sing I want to cry along 
Everything was right till your love went wrong 
Who made you write that song 

Written by: Michael Chain 

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Husbands and Wives 

Two broken hearts lonely looking like houses where nobody lives 
Two people both having so much pride inside 
neither side forgives 
Angry words spoken in haste 
Such a waste of two lives 
Its my belief pride is the chief cause 
in the decline 
in the number of husbands and wives. 

A man and a woman, woman and a man 
Some can, some can't, some can. 

Two broken hearts lonely looking like houses where nobody lives 
Two people both having so much pride inside 
neither side forgives 
Angry words spoken in haste 
Such a waste of two lives 
Its my belief pride is the chief cause 
in the decline 
in the number of husbands and wives. 

Its my belief pride is the chief cause 
in the decline 
in the number of husbands and wives. 

Written by: R. Miller 

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Back Against The Wall 

They held up as long as they could 
All those people at my feet 
Yeah 
I was so smug in my prime 
Up at the height of my conceit 

Ohhh ... I thought I would never fall 
Oh ... I got to tell you all 

I got my back up against the wall 
you know this ain't the first time 
I got my back up against the wall 

It's been a long fight 
I didn't know I'd have to make .. nooo 
And I'm so afraid 
It's gonna be more than I can take now baby 
You know what I mean 

I thought I'd never fall 
Oh ... I got to you all 

I got my back up against the wall 
I ain't jokin ya'll 

I got my back against the wall 
Sometimes I find myself with my back against the wall 

I got my back against the wall 
Just like a lot of good people now 

They love me all around the world 
I can't understand you girl 

I wonder why the pure in heart 
Oh, they got to have a judgement day 
I wonder why 
And I wonder what the Lord has made 
Now that he plans to throw away 
I wonder, what did he really say 

I thought I would never fall 
Oh ... I got to tell you all 

I got my back against the wall 
Sometimes you find yourself down on the street 
Yeah you do 

I got my back against the wall 
Sometimes no matter how hard you try 
You still take a fall ... oh yeah 

I got my back against the wall 
Last night I started to cry 
And I cried all night long 
Yes I did 

I got my back against the wall 
Last night I started to pray 
And I prayed all night long 

And thats when I got that feeling ya'll 
Down in my soul 
It's just a part of life 
It's just a part of your life 

Written by: B. J. Thomas 

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December, 1998

Christmas Is Coming Home

As a child I never stopped believing
The joy that filled our house on Christmas Day
By the fire we loved to share the meaning
With songs we sang all through the holiday
Oh, and I long for that feeling
The one of peace on earth for everyone

Home is in your heart, remember
No matter where you are you're not alone
Love will find you in December
'Cause Christmas is coming home ....

By the tree we welcomed back the memory
To talk about how fast the year's gone by
So blessed seeing all the family
For a moment, we just stop the world in time
Oh, how I long for that feeling
The one that keeps the Christmas dream alive

Home is in your heart, remember
No matter where you are you're not alone
Love will find you in December
'Cause Christmas is coming home ....

When the trees are covered up with snow
In your heart you'll know it's time to go ... home

Home is in your heart, remember
No matter where you are you're not alone
Love will find you in December
'Cause Christmas is coming home
Christmas is coming home.

Written by Robert White Johnson and Chris Pelcer (BMI) 

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When Christmas Comes This Year

When Christmas comes this year
There'll be laughter and good cheer
And lots of presents underneath the tree
Sometimes it's easy to forget
A child was born in Bethlehem
The greatest gift the world has ever seen

There will be brand new shiny toys
There will be joyful girls and boys
We'll take a sleigh ride through the gently falling snow
But there is a star that shines above
To show us the gift is really love
Reminding us to open up our hearts

For a child was born upon a midnight clear
Let us pray the world will keep his spirit near
When Christmas comes this year

When Christmas comes this year
If you listen close you'll hear
Voices singing hope for everyone
Around the fire burning bright
With our loved ones here tonight
We'll sing a song of joy for He has come

There will be brand new shiny toys
There will be joyful girls and boys
We'll take a sleigh ride through the gently falling snow
But there is a star that shines above
To show us the gift is really love
Reminding us to open up our hearts

For a child was born upon a midnight clear
Let us pray the world will keep his spirit near
When Christmas comes this year

There will be brand new shiny toys
There will be joyful girls and boys
We'll take a sleigh ride through the gently falling snow
But there is a star that shines above
To show us the gift is really love
Reminding us to open up our hearts

For a child was born upon a midnight clear
Let us pray the world will keep his spirit near
When Christmas comes this year.

Written by: Robert White Johnson and Jim Robinson

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Where Is The Christ In Christmas

Streets full of shoppers
Bright window displays
Children are carefully
Counting the days
Gifts for the giving
No matter the cost
Nobody notices
Somethings been lost

Silent night
is now just a sweet song
Angels are singing
No one sings along
Once simple shephards
Heard news of a King
We are such wisemen
Yet no gift we bring

Where is the Christ in Christmas 
Let us make room in the Inn
Where is the Christ in Christmas
Christmas belongs to him

Turn back the years
To the old holidays
Family and firesides
And hearts all ablaze
Mary and Joseph
And one Holy Child
Giving from love
In the old fashioned style

Where is the Christ in Christmas 
Let us make room in the Inn
Where is the Christ in Christmas
Christmas belongs to him

Let there be Christ in Christmas
Christmas belongs to him.

Arranged by: Pete Drake and B.J. Thomas

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Christmas Song

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like eskimos

Everybody knows,
A turkey and some mistletoe
Help to make the spirit bright
Tiny tots, with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

'Cause they know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh
And every mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from 1 to 92
Although its been said
Many times, many ways
Merry Christmas to you

And so I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from 1 to 92
Although its been said
Many times, many ways
Merry Christmas,
Merry Christmas,

Merry Christmas to you

Written by Mel Torme and Robert Wells

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