January, 2001

Mr. Businessman

Itemize the things you covet as you squander through your life
Bigger cars, bigger houses, term insurance for your wife
Tuesday evening with your harlot 
And on Wednesdays it's your charlatan
Analyst
He's high up on your list
You've got air conditioned sinuses 
And dark disturbing doubt about religion
And you keep those cards and letter going out
While your secretary's tempting you
Your morals are exempting you from guilt and shame
Heaven knows you're not to blame

You better take care of business Mr. Businessman
What's your plan man
Get down to business Mr. Businessman
If you can
Before it's too late
And you throw your life away

Did you see your children growing up today
And did you hear the music of their laughter as they set about to play
Did you catch the fragrance of those roses in your garden
Did the morning sunlight warm your soul
And brighten up your day
Do you qualify to be alive
Or is the limit of your senses so as only to survive

Hey hey

Spending counterfeit incentive
Wasting precious time and help
Placing value on the worthless
Disregarding priceless wealth
You can wheel and deal the best of them
And steal it from the rest of them
You know the score
Their ethics are a boor

Eighty-six proof antiseptic crutches took you to the top
Where the smiles are all synthetic and the ulcers never stop
When God takes that final inventory
Yours will be the same sad story
Everywhere
No one will really care
You're one more lonely man
A rich important man
So let's have your autograph man
Endorse your epitaph

You better take care of business Mr. Businessman
What's your plan man
Get down to business Mr. Businessman
If you can

Hey, hey 
Ohh
Hey hey whoa
Ohhh ohhh 
Oh yeah

You better take care of business Mr. Businessman
What's your plan man
Get down to business Mr. Businessman
If you can

Hey Hey
Hey hey whoa
Ohhhhhh

You better get on down to business Mr. Businessman
Ohhhh

No, no

Written by: F. Foster and R. Stevens

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Everybody Loves A Rainsong

I heard about it raining on a Georgia night
I never saw clearly in the mornin' light
I was walkin'
Just walking in the rain

She was a rainy day woman
She made me love her
Took my soul
And I soon discovered 
I was searching
Searching for rainbows

Everybody loves a rainsong
'Cause everybody's been rained on
It's like a shoulder you can lean on
One time or another
Stormy weather
Everybody loves a rainbow
From San Francisco to Chicago
And no matter where I go
It's still raining in my heart

So play me a song
Just for feeling
'Cause it's the only thing
That keeps you warm
When your memories
Get too cloudy to see
So rain me back home

Oh I was walkin'
Just walkin' in the rain

She was a rainy day woman
She made me love her
Took my soul
And I soon discovered 
I was searching
Searching for rainbows

Everybody loves a rainsong
'Cause everybody's been rained on
It's like a shoulder you can lean on
One time or another
Stormy weather
Everybody loves a rainbow
From San Francisco to Chicago
And no matter where I go
It's still raining in my heart

Everybody loves a rainsong
'Cause everybody's been rained on
It's like a shoulder you can lean on
One time or another
Stormy weather
Everybody loves a rainbow
From San Francisco to Chicago
And no matter where I go
It's still raining in my heart

Written by: Mark James and Chips Moman

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I'm Gonna See Jesus

I've never seen the Eiffel Tower
I've never seen the streets of Rome
I've never seen the world's seven wonders
But I'll see the greatest wonder
That day when I go home

I'm gonna see Jesus
I'm gonna see Jesus
I'll see Him smile
Open His arms and walk my way
I'm gonna see Jesus
I'm gonna see Jesus
I'm gonna look into His eyes someday

I may not see that much of riches
I may not see that much of fame
I may not see that much of worldly treasures
And if I never do 
I really haven't missed a thing

'Cause
I'm gonna see Jesus
I'm gonna see Jesus
I'll see Him smile 
Open His arms and walk my way
I'm gonna see Jesus
I'm gonna see Jesus
I'm gonna look into His eyes someday

I'm gonna see Jesus
I'm gonna see Jesus
I'll see Him smile 
Open his arms and walk my way
I'm gonna see Jesus
I'm gonna see Jesus
I'm gonna look into His eyes someday

I'm gonna look into His eyes someday

Written by: Archie P. Jordan

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February, 2001

Life

You
Can't look behind
Or you'll never find
Where you're going to

Don't
Don't waste your time
Looking behind
At things you can't undo

Life
What it puts you through
Life
The things it makes you do
You turn around
And another dream falls through
But that's life

So don't 
Let it get you down
Or turn you around
What people think of you
For you
Will surely find
What's on their minds
Is they're not you 

Life
And what it puts you through
Life
The things it makes you do
You turn around
And another dream falls through
But that's life

Walk
Walk right ahead
And never let it be said
That you've given into

Life
Ohh and what it puts you through
Life
And what it makes you do

Just hold on tight 
'Cause dreams come true
That's life

Live your life

Life

Written by: Steve Tyrell and Glen Spreen


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I Know She'll Change My Mind

She wakes me up too early
She keeps me up too late
When she says we'll leave at seven
Then I know we'll leave at eight
There's lipstick on my toothbrush
Laundry on the stairs
No one ever told the girl
That socks were made in pairs
I have tried and tried to tell her 
That she's doing it wrong
If she keeps it up 
Someday I'll be gone
But packin' up would be a waste of time
'Cause I know she'd change my mind

The car is always dirty
The checkbooks overdrawn
She's got me spending weekends 
Planting flowers on the lawn
She says I never call her
When she's sittin' home alone
But everytime I call her
She is talkin' on the phone
She's the only one who cares about the heart of this man
She's the only one who really understands
I could think of ways of leaving her behind
But I know she'd change my mind
Change my mind

But she's all I
All I ever wanted out of life
She's softer than a baby
She's pure as driven snow
The smartest thing I've ever done
Was tell the girl hello
She's a devil and an angel 
And everything between
She's more beautiful at thirty
Than she was at seventeen
I come home from work it's late
She's already in bed
So I place that pillow
Underneath my head
And I think I'm gonna get some sleep tonight
But I know she'll change my mind

Change my mind

I know she'll change my mind
Change my mind

Written by: E. Stevens, T. Schuyler, and B.J. Walker Jr.


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While The Feelings Good

Take your gown out of the closet
Put it on that's why I bought it
Come stand in front of me and let me see
Take the warm smile that you're wearing
Place it on these lips that's burning
To share this fire you've built inside of me
Turn the light down in the bedroom
Pull the sheet down from the pillow
When we're like this 
Love's easy understood
Let's walk through this house we live in
To the room we always love in
And let's love each other while the feelings good

With all my will I promise
With all of me I'll love you
This feeling that I've got 
Just grows and grows
I can't stop this wanting you
And I can't stop this needing you
No more than I can stop
The wind that blows
I'll hold to your sweet loving
Long as we both have this feeling
I'll love you everyway I know that's good
Let's walk through this house we live in
To the room we always love in
And let's love each other while the feelings good

While the feelings good
Let's keep it going
While the lovings good
Let's keep it growing
Let's walk through this house we live in
To the room we always love in
And let's love each other while the feelings good

Written by: Roger Bowling and Freddie Hart


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March, 2001

Today I Started Lovin' You Again

Today I started lovin' you again
I'm right back where I've really always been
I got over you just long enough 
To let my heartaches mend
Then today I started lovin' you again

What a fool I was
To think I could get by
With only these few million tears I've cried
I should have known the worst was yet to come
And that crying time for me has just begun

Today I started lovin' you again
And I'm right back where I've really always been
I got over you just long enough 
To let my heartaches mend
Then today I started lovin' you again

I got over you just long enough 
To let my heartaches mend
Then today I started lovin' you again

Written by: Merle Haggard and Buck Owens


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What A Difference You've Made In My Life

What a difference you've made in my life
What a difference you've made in my life
You're my sunshine day and night
Oh what a difference you've made in my life

What a change you have made in my heart
What a change you have made in my heart
You've replaced all the broken parts
Oh what a change you have made in my heart

Love to me was just a word in a song
And then way over you
But now I join in the singing
'Cause you've shown me love's true meaning
That's why I want to spread the news

What a difference you've made in my life
What a difference you've made in my life
You're my sunshine day and night
Oh what a difference you've made

Ohhhhh
What a difference you've made in my life
What a difference you've made in my life
You're my sunshine day and night
Oh what a difference you've made in my life

What a difference you've made in my life
What a difference you've made in my life
You're my sunshine day and night
Oh what a difference you've made

What a difference you've made in my life
What a difference you've made in my life
You're my sunshine day and night
Oh what a difference you've made in my life

Written by: Archie P. Jordan


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Real Life Blues

At the age of eleven
I planned my escape
Carefully sorting the things I would take
On my journey to somewhere 
Wherever that is
And this oughta teach 'em to mess with the kid

I stored enough food for an army or two
I decided to take my dog
Glad he could come along
Father did not agree
He stopped us before we could leave

Ohhh
It was a genuine case of the real life blues
Some disappointed 
Mostly confused
Wanting to leave here
But having to stay
I'm no good at running away
Hey 
I'm no good at running away

With age in my favor
I planned an affair
Carefully rehearsing 
My come hither stare
To a picture of Lilly
The homecoming queen
This oughta teach them to mess with the king

I want you to know 
That I wanted her so
I enrolled in biology
Hated biology
Before the moment of truth
She and her family had moved

Ohhh
It was a genuine case of the real life blues
Some disappointed 
Mostly confused
Wanting my lady
But stuck with a frog
Remember the part with my dog
Hey 
I'm no good at running away

Ohh
It's the real life blues
Some disappointed 
Mostly confused
Wanting to leave here
But having to stay
I'm no good at running away
Hey 
I'm no good at running away

Ohh
It's the real life blues
Some disappointed 
Mostly confused
Wanting to leave here
But having to stay
I'm no good at running away

Written by: S. Pippin and L. Keith


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April, 2001

I Wanna Be Ready

I don't know 
How long I'll be here
'Cause Jesus 
Said He'd come again
And where He leads
I will go with Him
When I hear Him call my name

I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready

I cannot be sure of
When it will take place
But it does not matter
If I'm walking in His grace

I feel it won't be long now
Until He comes for me
He's gonna take me with Him
And at His feet I'll bow

I wanna be ready
Ohh I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
Ohh I wanna be ready

I wanna be ready
Ohh I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
Ohh I wanna be ready

I wanna be ready
Ohh I wanna be ready
Ohh I wanna be ready

Words and Music by: Garland Craft and Aaron Brown

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Without A Doubt

I flash back and think about
The time I first found you
You took me in just as I was
And made me feel brand new
And though it wasn't long ago
At times it's hard to believe
It really actually happened
I let you get to me

Without a doubt
I've had my doubts
Without a doubt
I finally found out
I remember oh so clear
When you came here in my heart
In my heart

When I get lonely
I remember that old me
And doubt if I can keep it up
Till I go back and see
The first time that you found me
You must have known love well
Or maybe you were love itself
At the time I couldn't tell

Without a doubt
I've had my doubts
Without a doubt
Now I finally found out
I remember oh so clear
When you came here in my heart
In my heart

Without a doubt
I've had my doubts
Without a doubt
I finally found out
I remember oh so clear
When you came here 

Without a doubt
I've had my doubts
Without a doubt
Now I finally found out
I remember oh so clear
When you came here

Written by: B.J. Thomas and Chris Christian

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Jesus On My Mind

I see dark clouds coming my way
I know they're gonna try to rain on me
They're almost here but I must say
I'm just as happy as can be

Ohhhh
Just because I've got Jesus on my mind
Just because I've got Jesus on my mind
The situation might look so awful grim
But that's when I just stop and get my mind on Him
Before you know it 
Everything's just fine
Just because I've got Jesus on my mind

I see a giant right in my path
I know he's gonna try to do me in
He's mighty big
But I must say
I'm not the least bit afraid of him

Ohhhh
Just because I've got Jesus on my mind
Just because I've got Jesus on my mind
The situation might look so awful grim
But that's when I just stop and get my mind on Him
Before you know it
Everything's just fine
Just because I've got Jesus on my mind

Ohhhh
Don't you know I've got Jesus on my mind
Don't you know I've got Jesus on my mind
Well ..
Don't you know I've got Jesus on my mind
On my mind
Don't you know I've got Jesus on my mind
Well ..
Don't you know I've got Jesus on my mind
On my mind
Don't you know I've got Jesus on my mind

Words and music by Archie P. Jordan

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May, 2001

The Part Of Me That Need You Most

Touch the part of me that needs you most
Deep in the heart of me 
I feel you close
Right from the start we've seen this feeling grow
So touch the part of me that needs you most

Each time we touch 
The feeling is such
That I feel think it can't go on 
But how can a feeling so good
Turn out to be wrong
And each time we kiss
It's a feeling like this
I know I can't be strong
Just how many times should I try to resist
When you're here in my arms
And you're touching my heart
And I know I can't go on
Without your love

So touch the part of me that needs you most
Deep in the heart of me 
I feel you close
Right from the start we've seen this feeling grow
So touch the part of me that needs you most

Every beat of your heart
Can take me apart
Ohhh I can't be strong
But I've never felt so much love in my life
For so long
And if you feel as much
Everytime that we touch
I know I can't be wrong
And all that I need is to feel that you're near
Here in my arms 
Touching my heart
And I know that I can't go on
Without your love

So touch the part of me that needs you most
Deep in the heart of me 
I feel you close
Right from the start we've seen this feeling grow
So touch the part of me that needs you most

Ohhhh
Touch the part of me that needs you most
Deep in the heart of me 
I feel you close
Right from the start we've seen this feeling grow
So touch the part of me

Ohhhh ohhh
Touch the part of me that needs you most
Deep in the heart of me 
I feel you close
Right from the start we've seen this feeling grow
So touch the part of me

Written by: M. Chapman & N. Chinn

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Sail On Atlanta

Sail on Atlanta
Proud and free
Sail on Atlanta
You're a part of history
And always
Sail back home to me

And if sometime
We must go
Then let it be
Let freedom flow
Our ship was built
On faith and love
And it's guided by
A light above

Oh sail on Atlanta
Carry me

Sail on Atlanta
Proud and free
Sail on Atlanta
You're a part of history
And always
Sail back home to me

And in this race
That we must run
To show the world
We're all for one
Just set sail
Let freedom ring
And I pray no man
Ever feels your sting

Oh sail on Atlanta
Carry me

Sail on Atlanta
Proud and free
Sail on Atlanta
You're a part of history
Ohhh and always
Sail back home to me

Sail on Atlanta
Proud, proud and free
Sail on Atlanta

Written by: Pete Drake and B.J. Thomas

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Roads

Roads
Nameless roads
Where you takin' me to
Now we're movin' into country
These boots ain't traveled through
And I'm losing all my heart 
By going on
But the point of no returning
Is long gone

Roads
Hungry roads
Something feels mighty wrong
First you came to own my body
Now you're out to get my soul
And I can't tell which is you
And which is me
And I only have the hope of feeling free

Everybody's calling out directions
Telling me which way I oughta go
Now I never had a mind 
That took too kindly to direction
But lately I don't know
I just don't know

Roads
Lonesome roads
Are you anywhere bound
Does a man have to admit he's lost
Before he can be found
When the miles keep rolling by
And he's scared and he don't know why
Does he come right out and shout
I need a friend

Or does he let his roads
Just take him to the end

Written by: Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil

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June, 2001

Rainy Night In Georgia

Hoverin' by my suitcase, 
Tryin' to find a warm place 
To spend the night
Heavy rain fallin', 
Seems I hear your voice callin' 
That it's all right
Rainy night in Georgia, 
Such a rainy night in Georgia
I feel it's rainin' all over the world
Rainin' all over the world

Neon signs a-flashin', 
Taxi cabs and buses passin' 
Through the night
A distant moanin' of a train 
Seems to play a sad refrain 
To the night
Rainy night in Georgia, 
Ohh it's a rainy night in Georgia
It seems it's rainin' all over the world
Rainin' all over the world

How many times I wondered
But it still comes out the same
No matter how 
You look at it or you think of it
Ohh you just got to do your own thing

I find me a place in a box car, 
So I take out my guitar 
To pass some time
Late at night when it's hard to rest 
I hold your picture to my chest 
Then I'm alright

A rainy night in Georgia, 
Such a rainy night in Georgia 
I feel it's rainin' all over the world, 
Rainin' all over the world

Rainin' all over the world

Written by: T. J. White

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What Your Love Did For Me

Remember when 
I didn't have a dream to call my own
So blinded by my pride that I could not see
Remember me 
The one who said I'll make it all alone
Take a look at what Your love did for me

I've got life
I've got laughter
I've got happy ever after
And I've got dreams
And they're finally coming true
I've got joy
I've got music
I've got love and I'll never lose it
And I've got Heaven on earth
'Cause I've got you

I was on a trip alone not going anywhere
I guess I didn't know just what love could be
Then You came and touched my life and told me that You care
Take a look at what Your love did for me

I've got life
I've got laughter
I've got happy ever after
And I've got dreams
And they're finally coming true
I've got joy
I've got music
I've got love and I'll never lose it
And I've got Heaven on earth
'Cause I've got you

I've got life
I've got laughter
I've got happy ever after
And I've got dreams
And they're finally coming true
Ohhh I've got joy
I've got music
I've got love and I'll never lose it
And I've got Heaven on earth
'Cause I've got you

I've got life
I've got laughter
I've got happy ever after
And I've got dreams
And they're finally coming true
I've got joy

Written by: Claire Cloninger & Archie P. Jordan

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Using Things And Loving People

Using things and loving people
That's the way it's got to be
Using things and loving people
Look around and you can see
That loving things and using people
Only leads to misery
Using things and loving people
That's the way it's got to be

Being loved is in the giving
All we have is what we share
Loving life is for the living
You have to have a heart to care
And loving things and using people
Only leads to misery
Using things and loving people
That's the way it's got to be

So put your hand inside my hand
I don't know where the road will lead
We may not find the things we want
But we will find the things we need
And all we need is love

Using things and loving people
Brings you happiness I've found
Using things and loving people
Not the other way around
'Cause loving things and using people
Only leads to misery
Using things and loving people
That's the way it's got to be

For you and me
For you and me

Written by: Hal David & Archie P. Jordan

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July, 2001

Lord, I'm Just A Baby

Lord I'm just a baby
Teach me how to talk
Lord I'm just a baby
Teach me how to walk
My first word will be Daddy
My first step to Your arms
Lord I'm just a baby
Let me have a baby's charm

I'm still a baby
Lord Jesus
Even though the world says I'm a man
You know that I want to grow up
And with your help
I know I can

Lord I'm just a baby
Tiny and afraid
I cry when I get hungry
And when I've disobeyed
Please feed me 'till I'm older
Then feed me when I'm old
Lord I'm just a baby
With a brand new thirsty soul

I'm still a baby
Lord Jesus
Even though the world says I'm a man
You know that I want to grow up
And with your help
I know I can

Lord I'm just a baby
With a brand new thirsty soul

Words and Music by: Archie P. Jordan & Teddy Wilburn

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Love Has Arrived

Down the darkened hallway 
Of a lonely heart
Here come the footsteps of a friend
Through all the hopeless tears
Of eyes grown cold and hard
Here comes the chance to smile again

Love has arrived
Lord, here You are
Love has arrived
Welcome to my heart

Along the wandering path
Of a reckless man
Here comes a steadfast guiding light
Into the emptiness 
Of a loveless soul
Here comes love into my life

Love has arrived
Lord, here You are
Love has arrived
Welcome to my heart

Love has arrived
Lord, here You are
Love has arrived
Welcome to my heart

Love has arrived
Lord, here You are
Love has arrived
Welcome to my heart

Love has arrived
Lord, here you are

Words and Music by: Kent Robbins

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He's Walking In My Shoes

He used to walk this earth
With sandals on His feet
Many people would gather 'round
Just to hear Him speak
With His hands He'd heal the sick
And open the eyes that could not see
And just to think that life that lives in Him
Is now a part of me

Now He's walking in my shoes
He's singing with my voice
He's reaching out with my hands
Helping someone make the right choice
He's smiling with my face
He's showing me the way
And I'm so glad that I can be a part
He's living in my heart

With his voice He'd speak
And calm an angry sea
Yet He said that one day 
We'd do greater things than He
He forgave the men that nailed Him to a tree
And just to think that His spirit
Now lives inside of me

Now He's walking in my shoes
He's singing with my voice
He's reaching out with my hands
Helping someone make the right choice
He's smiling with my face
He's showing me the way
And I'm so glad that I can be a part
He's living in my heart

Now He's walking in my shoes
He's singing with my voice
He's reaching out with my hands
Helping someone make the right choice
Now He's smiling with my face
He's showing me the way
And I'm so glad that I can be a part
He's living in my heart

Words and Music by: Hank Martin & Archie P. Jordan

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August, 2001

We Almost Had It All

 Before you go
Take a minute
And lets hold each other
You ought to know
That we did something good
Loving one another
Now we've reached goodbye
But it sure was worth the try

'Cause we almost had it all
And we almost made it through
We came so awfully close 
We had so much more than most
We were special me and you

We almost made it shine
And I always will recall
How it seemed that you and me
Were the best that we could be
Before we hit the wall
We almost had it all

In times like ours
It's not easy
Building dreams together
We touched the stars
But we couldn't hold on
Till we reached forever
The magic got away
But I don't regret a day

'Cause we almost had it all
And we almost made it through
We came so awfully close 
We had so much more than most
We were special me and you

We almost made it shine
And I always will recall
How it seemed that you and me
Were the best that we could be
Before we hit the wall
We almost had it all

Looking back on all the good times and the bad
Despite of what we might have missed
I love the love we had

We almost made it shine
And I always will recall
How it seemed that you and me
Were the best that we could be
Before we hit the wall
We almost had it all

And we almost made it shine
And it seemed that you and me
Were the best that we could be
Before we hit the wall
We almost had it all

Written by: S. Dorff and Cynthia Weil

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Beyond The Sunset

 Beyond the sunset
Oh blissful morning
When with our Saviour
Heaven is begun
Earth's toiling ending
Oh glorious dawning 
Beyond the sunset
When day is done

Beyond the sunset
No clouds will gather
No storms will threaten
And no fears annoy
O day of gladness
O day unending
Beyond the sunset
Eternal joy

Beyond the sunset
O glad reunion
With our dear loved ones
Oh who've gone before
In that fair homeland
We'll know no parting
Beyond the sunset
Forevermore

Written by: Virgil P. Brock and Blanche Kerr Brock

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Starving Sinner, Sleeping Saint

Starving sinner
Sleeping saint
One I am
And one I ain't
I wish I knew 
What I'm going through

I don't know which one is worse
One's a sin and one's a curse
Can't rationalize
My family ties

Maybe there's a world of starving people
That can't be fed by pointed steeples
But need love
And a little help from above

Maybe there's a world of cruising Christians
Too busy preaching their own religion
To stop, look, listen to the Lord

Starving sinner
Sleeping saint
Wish I could 
But know I can't
Give half the life
You gave to me

Hunger for the Word is great 
But sleeping on it is second rate
I want to be 
Yours for eternity

Maybe there's a world of starving people
That can't be fed by pointed steeples
But need love
And a little help from above

Maybe there's a world of cruising Christians
Too busy preaching their own religion
to stop, look, listen to the Lord

Maybe there's a world of starving people
That can't be fed by pointed steeples
But need love
And a little help from above

Maybe there's a world of cruising Christians
Too busy preaching their own religion
to stop, look, listen to the Lord

Words and music by: Chris Christian

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September, 2001

My Elusive Dreams

You followed me to Texas
You followed me to Utah
We didn't find it there 
So we moved on

You went with me to Alabam'
Things looked good in Birmingham
We didn't find it there 
So we moved on

I know you're tired of following
My elusive dreams and schemes
For they're only fleeting things
My elusive dreams

You had my child in Memphis
Then I heard of work in Nashville
But we didn't find it there 
So we moved on

To a small farm in Nebraska
To a gold mine in Alaska
But we didn't find it there 
So we moved on

Now we've left Alaska 
Because there was no gold mine
But this time 
Only two of us moved on 
Now all we have is each other
And a little memory to cling to
But still you won't let me go on 
Go on alone

I know you're tired of following
My elusive dreams and schemes
For they're only fleeting things
My elusive dreams

Written by: B. Sherrill and C. Putman

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Now That Love Is On Our Side Again

In this crazy life
We reach for the best we can
And sometimes it slips away no matter how we plan
You were the best thing in my life
My only hope of getting it right
I never thought we'd get to have a second time around

But now that love is on our side again
Let's take these feelings all the way
Let's open up and live our passions to the end
Now that love is on our side side again

I loved you too much
Without you I felt so wrong
It's funny how we tear ourselves apart 
Just to belong
I'll never ever compromise 
That look of trust within your eyes
We'll let our hearts grow forever
Here on solid ground

But now that love is on our side again
Let's take these feelings all the way
Let's open up and live our passions to the end
Now that love is on our side side again

Here we are
The storm is over
We're ready for the dream
We'll get it right
It just might take a little longer
A time to heal our wounds 
Is all we need

But now that love is on our side again
Let's take these feelings all the way
Let's open up and live our passions to the end
Now that love is on our side side again

Now that love is on our side again

Written by: Barry Mann and Jim Sullins

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Lazy Man

Well, I'm a lazy guy
I don't like to work
When a job comes up
Well, I'm the first one to shirk
People say I'm lazy
But I just don't like to work

Well I don't have money
I don't need a dime
I just want to twist
And sleep all the time

Well I've always shied away from work
People don't think I'm some kind of jerk
While you're slaving life away
I'll be a-twisting all night
And a-sleeping all day

Well I've never tried to earn myself a dime
I just like to twist and sleep all the time
I'm a lazy guy
I just don't like to work

Well I don't need money
I don't need a car
Twelve hours of sleep
Takes me far
Baby don't laugh
Now please get a job
But I'll never, never 
No I'll never go to work

Well I've never tried to earn myself a dime
I just want to twist and sleep all the time
I'm a lazy guy
I just don't like to work

Well I've always shied away from work
People don't think I'm some kind of jerk
While you're slaving life away
I'll be a-twisting all night
And a-sleeping all day

Well I've never tried to earn myself a dime
I just like to twist and sleep all the time
I'm a lazy guy
I just don't like to work

Well, I don't like working
Don't like to work
I don't like working
Don't like to work
I don't like working
I'm a lazy man

Well, I don't like working
Don't like to work
I don't like working

Writer: Unknown

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October, 2001

Brown Eyed Woman

You look at me
And baby all you see
Are my blue eyes
I'm not a man
Baby all that I am
Is what I symbolize

Brown eyed woman
Ohh brown eyed woman
Brown eyed woman
Oh I could love you so
Love you so
Brown eyed woman
I could love you so

All of the years
All the hate and the tears
Have twisted your mind
And you turn away
You won't trust what I say
And it's tearing me apart

Brown eyed woman
Ohh brown eyed woman
Brown eyed woman
Oh I could love you so
Love you so
Brown eyed woman
I could love you so

I'm holding out my hand to you
Ohh darlin' tell me
Tell me please what else can I do
Brown eyed woman

Written by: Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

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A Song For My Brother

Wooden planes
Propellers spinnin' in the west Texas wind
We ran behind
You know we laughed
We thought our little flight would never end
You were my brother
And I
I knew you were my friend

I wish that we
Were chasing after wooden airplanes
Once again

The roads been long
You know 
I've done some good
And yes I guess I've done some bad

I've sung my songs
And you know
Sometimes I swear 
I think I've gone completely mad
If the story of my life
Ever makes you sad

Remember when
We were a-chasing after
Wooden airplanes
Yes I believe
That was the finest time
I've ever had

Yes I believe
That was the finest time
I've ever had

Written by: Jimmy Webb

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I'd Rather Be Lonely

I'd rather my doorbell didn't ring 
Unless it's touched by your hand
Let my phone remain a silent thing
Cause no one I talk to understands
That since you've gone away from me 
I-I-I-I don't care for memories 

If I can't have your love
I 'd rather be lonely

I can't bare to walk down the street
That I used to walk with you 
'Cause all the old friends that I meet 
Tell me that true love will come through
I just can't seem to make them see 
I-I-I-I don't want their sympathy

If I can't have your love 
I'd rather be lonely

If I can't caress you tenderly
Please don't let the sunshine on me

If I can't have you're love 
If I can't have you're love
If I can't have you're love
I'd rather be lonely

Written by: Mark Charron

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November, 2001

You'll Never Walk Alone

When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark
For at the end of the storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of the lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on
Walk on 
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

Walk on
Walk on 
With hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone
You'll never walk alone

Written by: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II

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From The Start

You are my heaven
All is forgiven
I'm in love with You
You put me together
My love's forever
I will live for You

I was in pieces
Wrinkled with creases
Until You came
Now I live only
Simply to worship Your name

I've waited so long
But I see I was wrong
In not lovin' You
It took me some years
And some pain and some tears
But you pulled me through

I've waited so long
But I see You belong
Deep down in my heart
And I wonder why
I didn't love You from the start

I was confused then
Lost in a whirlwind
That was spinnin' round
You stopped my spinning
Gave me a beginning
On solid ground

Now there's a purpose
Life's not a circus
Since I've found You, Lord
I'm Yours forever
Take me and never
Let me leave Your word

I've waited so long
But I see I was wrong
In not lovin' You
It took me some years
And some pain and some tears
But you pulled me through

I've waited so long
But I see You belong
Deep down in my heart
And I wonder why
I didn't love You from the start

I've waited so long
But I see I was wrong
In not lovin' You
It took me some years
And some pain and some tears
But you pulled me through

I've waited so long
But I see You belong
Deep down in my heart
And I wonder why
I didn't love You from the start

Words and Music by: Chris Christian

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People Sure Act Funny

People sure act funny
When they get a little money
Don't they baby
Yeah they do

People sure do holler
When they grab hold of a dollar
Don't they baby
Yeah they do

I knew you when you didn't have no shoes
The whole family sang the low-down blues
Now you're livin' on easy street
You pass me by
You don't even speak

People sure do holler
When they grab hold of a dollar
Don't they baby
Yeah they do

People sure act funny
When they got a little money
Don't they children
Early in the morning

I knew you when you had to live in a hut
You made your livin' by the cane you cut
Now you're livin' on easy street
When you pass me by girl you don't even speak

People sure act funny
When they grab hold of some money
Don't they baby
Don't they children

People sure do squeal 
When they grab that dollar bill
Don't they children
Don't they children

I knew you when you used to live in a hut
You made your livin' by the cane you cut
Now you're livin' on easy street
When you pass me by girl you don't even speak

But you sure acted funny 
When you got a hold of some money

Didn't you baby
Don't they children
Don't they children
Didn't they 
Don't they baby
Don't they baby
Don't they children
Yeah they do
Don't they baby
Don't they children
Yeah they do

Written by: Titus Turner and James MacDougal

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December, 2001

Born To Fly

As a child I watched the sky
And wished that I could fly
Birds on wings passed my by
I wondered why can't I 

There's always seemed to be
Something out there calling me
Feeling lost upon the shore
I was born to be something more

I was born to fly

Then I heard there'd come a day
When God's children would be called away
Far above the eagle's flight
Born to fly above the night
Into the glory of His light

Born to fly
Going high
You'll find me
Soaring above on wings of love
That's where I'll be

Up to the sun
For He's the one
That makes me high 

He sets me free
I'm free indeed
And born to fly

Now I've learned 
It takes no wings 
To rise above a lot of things

A baby's smile
A summer rain
And all the things that never change

Peace of mind
A song to sing
And all the things believing brings
If we're loved through His eyes
We'll find this life is open skies

And we're born to fly

Born to fly
Going high
You'll find me
Soaring above on wings of love
That's where I'll be

Up to the sun
For He's the one
That makes me high 

He sets me free
I'm free indeed
And born to fly

Born to fly
Going high
You'll find me
Soaring above on wings of love
That's where I'll be

Up to the sun
For He's the one
That makes me high 

Written by: Aaron Wilburn


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