2002

January, 2002

Satan, You're A Liar

 
You said I'd never make it
You said I'd wouldn't last
You said I'd be returning
To my actions of the past
With the crowd I used to run with
Saying the things I used to say
But I wish you'd stand back
And take a look at me today

Satan, you're a liar
You're a liar
You should know by now I know you are a liar
There's one thing you can't deny
You're the father of every lie
You're a liar

I gave my heart to Jesus
You laughed and I heard you speak
Remember you spoke through someone
That it would not last a week
But I've walked with the Master
Through the flood and through the fire
And if I've learned anything at all
I've learned you are a liar

You're a liar
You're a liar
You should know by now I know you are a liar
There's one thing you can't deny
You're the father of every lie
You're a liar

I know your everything
In this world except my friend
But still you have the courage and nerve
To come around again
To tell me I'm not born again
and Heaven is not reality
That Jesus Christ is not the son of God
Satan listen good to me 

You're a liar
You're a liar
You should know by now I know you're a liar
There's one thing you can't deny
You're the father of every lie
You're a liar
Ohh, you're a liar
You should know by now I know you're a liar
There's one thing you can't deny
You're the father of every lie
You're a liar
You're a liar
Ohhh, you're a liar

Ohh
And I don't believe you
I believe John 3:16
Ohh, you're a liar
I don't believe you
I don't believe you no more
You're a liar

Written by: Aaron Wilburn

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What Does It Take

What does it take
To win your love for me
How can I make
This dream come true for me

Ohhh I just got to know 
Oooo baby 
'Cause I love you so

Come on blow it for me 
(Horn solo)

I've tried, I've tried, I've tried, I've tried
In every way I could
To make you see how much I love you 
Oh I thought you understood
Oh I got to make you see
What does it take to win your love for me

Come on blow it again for me 
( horn solo )

What does it take
To win your love for me
How can I make
This dream come true for me
Ohh I just got to know
Ooo baby 'cause I love you so 

Are you gonna blow it for me
( horn solo )

Written by: Bristol, Fuque, and Bullock

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Why Don't We Go Somewhere And Love

I don't wanna read the paper this morning
I don't wanna hear no busy city sounds
There's so many things that's so much more important
And they're the only things worth thinkin' bout

Why don't go somewhere and love
It's been a long long time
Why don't we just go somewhere and love
And lock the world outside

Why don't we just lay down what we're doin'
We don't need a reason or a rhyme
Don't take the time to stop and think about it 
If we talk too much we might just change our mind 

So why don't we go somewhere and love
And leave it all behind
Why don't we just go somewhere and love
And stay a long long time

Why don't we go somewhere and love
And leave it all behind
Why don't we just go somewhere and love
And stay a long long time

Written by: Kenny O'Dell and Larry Henley

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February, 2002

Wendy

When will Wendy come home

Tell me what's wrong
Ohhh Wendy is gone
Tell me what's wrong
I said Wendy is gone

Well, have you told her that you love her 
Yes, I've told her that I love her
Have you told her that you need her
Yes, I've told her I need her in a thousand ways
I told her I'd never leave her in a million days

Oh when will Wendy come home

Ohhh Wendy is gone
Ohhh Ohhh Wendy is gone

Well, have you told her that you love her 
Yes, I've told her that I love her
Have you told her that you need her
Yes, I've told her I need her in a thousand ways
I told her I'd never leave her in a million days

Ohh when will Wendy come home

She's mad at you
Ohh but what did I do
You found someone new
Oh no that isn't true

Well, have you called her on the phone
Yes, I've called her on the phone
Have you told her you're alone
Yes, I've told her I'm alone and that I'm feeling blue
Since she went away I don't know what I'll do

When will Wendy come home
Ohhh when will Wendy come home
Oh yeah when will Wendy come home

Written by: Mark Charron

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Shine On

Light the fire 
Hold it higher
There's a world that wants so much to see
And in the night 
You're alive
Go on and be what you were meant to be

Go ahead and shine on 
In the night
You gotta shine on
Be a light
You need to shine on
How the world could use some light

Go ahead and shine on 
In the night 
You gotta shine on
Be a light
You need to shine on
Let there be a little light

I know it's hard
When it's so dark
To think the world will ever notice you 

But it's not dark 
In your heart
Go on and see just what one light can do

Go ahead and shine on in the night
You've gotta shine on
Be a light
You need to shine on
How the world could use some light

Go ahead and shine on
In the night 
You gotta shine on
Be a light
You gotta shine on
Let there be a little light

Go ahead and shine on 
In the night 
You gotta shine on
Be a light
You need to shine on
How the world could use some light

Go ahead and shine on
In the night
You gotta shine on
Be a light
You gotta shine on
Let there be a little light

Words and music by: Mike Hudson

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Softly And Tenderly

Softly and tenderly 
Jesus is calling
Calling for you and for me
See on the portals 
He’s waiting and watching
Watching for you and for me

Come home
Come home
Ye who are weary
Come home
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling
Calling O sinner, come home

Oh for the wonderful love He has promised
Promised for you and for me
And though we have sinned
He has mercy and pardon
Pardon for you and for me

Come home
Come home
Ye who are weary
Come home
Earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling
Calling O sinner, come home

Calling O sinner
Come home

Words by: Will L. Thompson
Arranged by: Pete Drake and B.J. Thomas

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March, 2002

Hands On Me Again

She'll be standing in the drive
Tear stains on her smile
She'll run to me
Ohh ohh she'll run to me
She'll throw her head back and laugh
And call out my name
And that's when I'll feel her hands on me again

I've seem 'em come, I've seen 'em go
Some were faded
Some forgotten long ago
Forgotten long ago
Because of her I know the truth
Spotlights didn't shine on who I am
No they shine on what I do 

I can hardly wait
To see her face
When I come driving in
And I can't wait to feel
Her hands on me again

Yes I was on the road
The night I was told Mama was gone
Ohh ohh my sister cried
I know she'll understand
Why I wasn't there to hold her hand
I was on one more bus ride

I can hardly wait
To see her face
When I come driving in
And I can't wait to feel
Her hands on me again

Ohh I'm just a man
In love with his wife
But the road has been the story
The story of my life

I can hardly wait
To see my baby's face
When I come driving in
And I can't wait to feel
Her hands on me again

I can hardly wait
To see my baby's face
When I come driving home
And I can't wait to feel
Her hands on me again

Ohh wait to see my baby's face
Ohhhh

Written by: B.J. Thomas

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The King Of The Troubadours

He was a legend 
In his own time
The king of the troubadours
He stayed on the road all his life
The king of the troubadours
I'll always remember his blue eyes
And southern style
Here's to you
The king of the troubadours

He was an idol
To millions of people
And a stranger to his little girl
He was every mother's son
He belonged to the world
And somehow we didn't see
The tears in his eyes
So here's to you
The king of the troubadours

Sometimes it's not good
To stay away too long
Sometimes you need to go back home
Someday we'll all do
One last show
In that spotlight
That will never lose it's glow

How I wish I had told him
How much he means to me
How I wish that I could hold him
For one last memory
But I know he hears my song
And he lives in my heart
So here's to you
The king of the troubadours
Here's to you

Written by: B.J. Thomas

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What's Forever For

I've been looking at people
And how they've changed with the times
And lately all I've been seeing are people
Throwing love away and losing their minds

And maybe it's me that's gone crazy
'Cause I can't understand why
All these lovers keep hurting each other 
When good love is so hard to come by

So what's the glory in living
Doesn't anybody stay together anymore
And if love never
Lasts forever tell me
What's forever for

I've been listening to people
And they say love is the key
And it's not my way
To let them lead me astray
It's only that I want to believe

But I've seen love hungry people
Trying their best to survive
While in their hand
Is a dying romance 
And their not ever trying to keep it alive

So what's the glory in living
Doesn't anybody stay together anymore
And if love never
Lasts forever tell me
What's forever for

So what's the glory in living
Doesn't anybody stay together anymore
And if love never
Lasts forever tell me
What's forever for

Written by: Rafe G. Van Hoy

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April, 2002

Down Isn't So Bad

Down isn't so bad
When it gets you looking up at life
To see where you've been now
And don't wanna be there again

You already knew
That you were gettin' through to me
It must have been so tough
To get me lookin' up

Well down is where you found me
But up is where I'm goin'
Now that you're around me
I can't keep it from showin'
Grinnin' on my face and singin' ev'ry place I go

Well down is where you found me 
But up is where I'm goin'
Finally understand all the things I been knowin'
Take me in your arms and carry me all the way home

Carry me home

Well there are times we all fall in
Much too deep where we can't swim
But there's a life saver 
To keep us from cashin' it in

Well down is where you found me
But up is where I'm goin'
Now that you're around me 
I can't keep it from showin'
Grinnin' on my face and singin' ev'ry place I go

Well down is where you found me 
But up is where I'm goin'
Finally understand all the things I been knowin'
Take me in your arms and carry me all the way home

Home
Home

Well down is where you found me
But up is where I'm goin'
Now that you're around me 
I can't keep it from showin'
Grinnin' on my face and singin' ev'ry place I go

Well down is where you found me 
But up is where I'm goin'
Finally understand all the things I been knowin'
Take me in your arms and carry me all the way home

Written by: Chris Christian

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You Were There To Catch Me

You were there to catch me
When I fell in love
Fell in love
You were there to catch me
When I fell in love 
Fell in love

The paper moon I was reaching for
Was never really there
And you were there to catch me
When I fell in love
When I fell into your love

When you came my sadness
Walked out the door
Out the door
Your love gave me something
Worth living for
Living for

My life was broken and shattered
But you made the pieces fall right in place
And you were there to catch me
When I fell in love
When I fell into your love

Ev'rytime I slipped and fell
Your arms were open wide
You never turned your back on me
And never said goodbye

And you were there to catch me
When I fell in love
Fell in love
But now you're right beside me
When I need your love
Need your love

Life a leaf I was surely falling
And you were the ground
You were there to catch me
When I fell in love
When I fell into your love

You were there to catch me
When I fell in love
When I fell into your love

You were there to catch me
When I fell in love
When I fell into your love

You were there to catch me
When I fell in love
When I fell into your love

You were there to catch me
When I fell in love
When I fell into your love

You were there to catch me
When I fell in love
When I fell into your love

Written by: Chris Christian and Archie Jordan

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Without Love

I awakened this morning
I was filled with despair
All my dreams turned to ashes and cold
And as I looked at my life
It was barren and bare

Without love I have nothing at all

Without love
I have nothing
Without love
I have nothing at all
I could conquer the world
But nothing would I have
Without love I have nothing at all

Ohh I could conquer the world
But what would I have
Without love 
I have nothing at all

Without love
I have nothing

Written by: Danny Small

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May, 2002

Half As Much

If you love me half as much as I love you
You wouldn't worry me half as much as you do
You're nice to me when there's nobody nobody else around
You only build me up to let me down

If you needed me like I need you
You wouldn't stay away half as much as you do
I know that I would never never never be blue
If you only love me just half as much as I Iove you

Oh I never knew the art of making love
Though my heart ached with love for you
Ohh I was afraid and shy
I let my chance go by
The chance that you might love me too

If you love me half as much as I love you yeah
You wouldn't stay away half as much as you do
I know that I would never never never be blue
Girl if you only love me just half as much as I love you

If you love me girl just half as much as I love you
Ohh yeah
You wouldn't keep on a-bringing me down 
Like you do now
Honey if you loved loved me half as much as I love you

Written by: Curley Williams

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I'm Gonna Make You Love Me

I'm gonna do all the things for you
A girl wants a man to do
Oh baby (Oh baby)
I'll sacrifice for you
I'll even do wrong too 
For you baby
(Oh baby)

Every minute, every hour
I'm gonna shower 
You with love and affection
Look out it's comin' in your direction

I'm gonna make you love me
Yes I will
I know that I will
Baby baby
I'm gonna make you love me
Love me yeah
Yes I will
You know I will

My love is strong you see
I know you'll never get tired of me
No baby (No baby)
'Cause I'm gonna use every trick in the book
To try my best to get you hooked
Oh, baby (Oh baby)

Every night every day
I'm gonna say
I'm gonna get you 
I'm gonna get you
Look out baby 
I'm gonna get you

I'm gonna make you love me
Yes I will
You know I will
Baby baby
I'm gonna make you love me
Love me yeah
Yes I will
You know I will

(Oh baby)
(Oh baby)

Every night
Every day
I'm gonna say
I'm gonna get you 
I'm gonna get you
Look out baby 
I'm gonna get you

I'm gonna make you love me
Yes I will
You know that I will
Oh baby baby
I'm gonna make you love me
Love me yeah
Yes I will
You know I will

I'm gonna make you love me yeah
Yes I will
You know that I will
Oh baby baby
I'm gonna make you love me
Yes I will
I said that I will
Baby baby
I'm gonna make you love me
Love me yeah
Yes I will

Written by: Gamble, Ross and Williams

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That's What's Wrong With The World Today

He's standing on the corner
The truth is on his lips
Offering the gift of love and peace
Someone says he's crazy
And the crowd just passes by
No one stays to hear the prophet speak

That's what's wrong with the world today

Meanwhile in the alley
A salesman holds a crowd
Putting artificial comforts in their hands
Doubling his money
With every lie he sells
A profit a salesman understands

That's what's wrong with the world today
That's what's wrong with the world today
That's what's wrong with the world today
It's easier to sell a lie
Than to give the truth away

The prophet knows the truth
It's hard to give away
All will see but most don't wanna pay
And the salesman he can sell you
Another gift you buy
Dig into your pockets and buy yourself a lie

That's what's wrong with the world today
That's what's wrong with the world today
That's what's wrong with the world today
It's easier to sell a lie
Thank to give the truth away

The salesman and the prophet
Are there to meet your needs
Ask of either one and you receive

That's what's wrong with the world today

Written by: Larry Kingston, "Lathan" and Gloria Thomas

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June, 2002

Nothin' Could Be Better

I ain't got no fancy car
But that's alright
And I ain't got no mansion on a hillside
But that's alright
I may not have much money in my pocket
But that's alright
The clothes I wear and worn and out of style now
But that's alright

'Cause I've got something more
Precious than your silver and gold
I've got the Spirit of the living God
Anchored deep in my soul

I've got Jesus
I've got Jesus
I've got Jesus
That's enough for me
'Cause nothing could be better than livin' life together with Jesus
Nothin' could be better than livin' life together with Jesus

Now I ain't got the finest conversation
But that's alright
And I ain't got the highest education
But that's alright
I may not have the world at my attention
But that's alright
I may not have none of what I mentioned
But that's alright

'Cause I've got something more
Precious than your silver and gold
I've got the Spirit of the living God
Anchored deep in my soul

I've got Jesus
I've got Jesus
I've got Jesus
That's enough for me
'Cause nothing could be better than livin' life together with Jesus
Nothin' could be better than livin' life together with Jesus

'Cause when the mountains begin to crumble
And the fire begins to fall
It's all gonna blow up smoke ya'll
Be it great or be it small

Without Jesus
Without Jesus
Without Jesus
You'll have nothing at all

Nothing could be better than livin' life together with Jesus
Nothin' could be better than livin' life together with Jesus
Noooooo
Nothin' could be better than livin' life together with Jesus
Nothin' could be better than livin' life together with Jesus
Oh no it's so
Nothin' could be better than livin' life together with Jesus
Nothin' could be better than livin' life together with Jesus

Written by: Lanier Ferguson

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If You Ever Leave Me

If you ever leave me
Don't worry at all
If you ever leave me
Just smile when I fall
The world will still be turning
Without you life goes on
And spring will be returning 
Each year though you're gone

If you ever leave me
I won't show the tears
If you ever leave me
I'll hide all my fears
And even though I try
And still pretend that I
Don't need your warmth
Don't need your touch
Don't want your love
So very much
I know if you ever leave me
I need your warmth
I need your touch 
I want your love so very much
If you ever leave me
I'll die

Written by: T. Hatch and J. Trent

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Odessa Beggarman

Pencils and a hat
Beside his crutch
I put a dime in
He said thank you very much
I stood amazed at the condition he was in
Trying to stay alive without a dollar or a friend

Well I asked this man
Where have you been
He said from town to town
Then you must have lots of friends
Scattered all around
He said ain't such things as friends
Can't you see
That a man is only
Whatever he be

Lord I wonder if I didn't have so much
Would I still pray to you and keep in touch
Lord all I really need is food
And a place to stay
And a little sunshine everyday

Well my body was so shocked at this I didn't reply
'Cause all I've had is love and friends 
Since I's 19 inches high
I told him I loved him
And said I'm not the only one
God who made you and me
Gave you his only son

Lord I wonder if I didn't have so much
Would I still pray to you and keep in touch
Lord all I really need is food
And a place to stay
And a little sunshine everyday

And he said I don't need that gospel stuff
To see things the way they is
'Cause a man is only what only he'll be
And got whats only his
Well he closed his eyes
And turned his head
And as I walked away
I said Lord help my brother there
To open his eyes today

Some glad morning
When this life is over

And I caught myself
And said you son get down on your knees and pray
'Cause you're the one who's living the Lord
With food and a place to stay

Lord I wonder if I didn't have so much
Would I still pray to you and keep in touch
Lord all I really need is food
And a place to stay
And a little sunshine everyday

Lord I wonder if I didn't have so much
Would I still pray to you and keep in touch
Lord all I really need is food
And a place to stay
And a little sunshine everyday

Lord I wonder if I didn't have so much

Written by: Chris Christian

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July, 2002

Light My Fire

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

The time for hesitatings through
There's no time to wallow in the mire
Darlin' we could only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

Well you know that it would be untrue
And you know that I would be a liar
If I was to go and tell you 
Mama we couldn't get much higher

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire yeah
Try to set the night on fire yeah

Well come on baby light, light my fire yeah
Come on baby light my fire
Doncha know it's alright

Light my fire
Light my fire
Light my fire

Light my fire
Light my fire
Light my fire 
Yeah girl
Come on baby light my fire

Written by Morrison/ Manzarek/ Densmore/ Krieger

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Four Walls

Out where the bright lights are glowing
You're drawn like a moth to a flame
You laugh while the wines overflowing
While I sit and whisper your name

Four walls around me
Four walls to see
Four walls too near me
Closing in on me

One night with you is like Heaven
And while I'm walking the floor
I listen for steps in the hallway
And wait for your knock on my door

Four walls around me
Four walls to see
Ohhh ohhh 
Four walls too near me
Closing in on me

Four walls too near me
Closing in on me

Just these four lonely walls
And one lonely room
Is where I stand
And wait for a knock on my door
That will never come

Written by: Campbell and Moore

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In The Misty Moonlight

In the misty moonlight
By the flickering firelight
Any place is alright
As long as I'm with you

In a far away land
By the shifting sea sand
With your hand in my hand
I won't be blue

Way up on the mountains 
Or way down in the valley
I know I'll be happy
Any place anywhere
I don't care

In the misty moonlight
By the flickering firelight
Any place is alright
As long as you are there

Even in a far away land
By the shifting sea sand
With your hands in my hand
As long as you are there

Hey Hey hey
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
I'll be alright
If you'll be there
Say hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Will you be there
Tell me will you be there
Say yeah
Yeah

Written by: C. Walker

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August, 2002

Little Green Apples

Well I wake up in the morning
With my hair down in my eyes
And she says hi
Then I stumble to the breakfast table
While the kids are going off to school
Goodbye
Then she reaches out and take my hand
And squeezes it and says
How you feeling hon
And I look across at smiling lips
That warm my heart
And see my morning sun

And if that's not loving me
Then all I've got to say

God didn't make the little green apples
And it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime
There's no such thing as Dr. Seuss
Disneyland or Mother Goose
There's no nursery rhymes
God didn't make the little green apples
And it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime
And when myself is feeling low
I think about her face aglow
And it eases my mind

Sometimes I call her up at home
Ohh I know she's busy
And I ask if she can get away
And meet me for a bite to eat
And I know she drops what she's doing
And hurries down to meet me
And I'm always late
But she sits there waiting patiently
And smiles when she sees me
She's made that way

If that's not loving me
Then all I've got to say

God didn't make the little green apples
And it don't snow in Indianapolis when the winter comes
There's no such thing as make believe
Puppy dogs and autumn leaves
No BB guns because

God didn't make the little green apples
And it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime
There's no such thing as Dr. Seuss
Disneyland or Mother Goose
No nursery rhymes
God didn't make the little green apples
And it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime

God didn't make the little green apples
And it don't rain in Indianapolis in the summertime

Written by: Bobby Russell

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Close To You

Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near
Just like me they long to be
Close to you

Why do stars fall down from the sky
Every time you walk by
Just like me they long to be
Close to you

On the day that you were born
The angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair
And golden starlight in your eyes of blue

That is why all the boys in town
Follow you all around
Just like me they long to be 
Close to you

On the day that you were born
The angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair
And golden starlight in your eyes of blue

That is why all the boys in town
Follow you all around
Just like me they long to be 
Close to you
Just like me they long to be 
Close to you

Wahhhhhhhhhhh, close to you
Wahhhhhhhhhhh, close to you

Words & Music: Burt Bacharach & Hal David

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Viet Nam

Let me kiss and hold you tight
For what might be the last time tonight
Promise not to cry
And so will I when we say goodbye
There's trouble somethings wrong
They're sending me away to Viet Nam
To fight for my country in a war that shouldn't be
But is necessary

Russian red, China, Viet Nam
Meet Uncle Sam
Ahh he's a mighty big man
He's gonna lend a helping hand

But if my buddies run shy
I bet I start wondering why
Over there
Bullets parting my hair
When the world doesn't care
They don't care
They don't care
They don't care
They don't care
They don't care

So I'll be leaving you
And leaving the things that we do
And when they call us young and reckless kids
Kiss and stop this war

Let me kiss and hold you tight
For what might be the last time tonight
Promise not to cry
And so will I when we say goodbye
Goodbye
Ohh goodbye 
Yeah goodbye
Ohh goodbye

Written by: Mark Charron

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September, 2002

I Recall A Gypsy Woman

Silver coins
That jingle jangle
Fancy shoes
That dance in time
Oh the secrets 
Of her dark eyes
They did sing a gypsy rhyme

Yellow clover 
In tangled blossoms
In a meadow
Silky green
Where she held me to her bosom
Just a boy of seventeen

I recall a gypsy woman
Silver spangles in her eyes
Ivory skin against the moonlight 
And the taste of life's sweet wine

Soft breezes flowed
From fragrant meadows
And stirred the darkness in my mind
Oh gentle woman
You sleep beside me
And little know what haunts my mind

Gypsy lady
I hear your laughter
And it dances 
In my head
But while my tender
Wife and babies
Slumber softly in their beds

I recall a gypsy woman
Silver spangles in her eyes
Ivory skin against the moonlight 
And the taste of life's sweet wine

Written by: Allen Reynolds and Bob McDill

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He's Got Religion

I grew up in the void place south of Heaven
Couldn't find the Lord to save my life
Then I realized the trouble is I wasn't lookin'
Ohh if you don't seek 
How can you expect to find

So I talked to the Man 
I said whats the deal now
He was kind and he said
You know the way
Then I reached into my soul and bought a one way ticket
The only price I paid was some friends who often say

Oh no here he comes and he's got religion
Oh no now you know that's all we'll hear
But I say
Ain't it hard to believe that life's sweetest story
Still finds it's way and falls upon deaf ears

Well I have to admit that my conversation
Gets around to the message of my song
Tell me how can we go out and teach all nations
If we haven't heard the lesson here at home

And I guess when your life's been blessed like mine has
You just naturally want to let others know
So my friend if we meet by the gates of Glory
I wanna be the one to say I told you so

Oh no here he comes and he's got religion
Oh no now you know that's all we'll hear
But I say
Ain't it hard to believe that life's sweetest story
Still finds it's way and falls upon deaf ears

Oh no here he comes and he's got religion
Oh no now you know that's all we'll hear
But I say
Ain't it hard to believe that life's sweetest story
Still finds it's way and falls upon deaf ears

Oh no here he comes and he's got religion
Oh no now you know that's all we'll hear
But I say
Ain't it hard to believe that life's sweetest story
Still finds it's way and falls upon deaf ears

Written by: Kent Robbins

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Somebody's Gonna Lose

Somebody's staying out much later than they should
Somebody's not doing all they said they would
One day somebody's gonna have to choose
And when they do
Somebody's gonna lose

Somebody's sure makin' a big mistake
Somebody better wake up before it's too late
One day somebody's gonna shed their blues
And when they do 
Somebody's gonna lose

Nobody has to call my name
'Cause I know that I'm to blame 
And I know that time is runnin' out
To lose it all or change

hmmmm

Somebody better think about headin' home
'Cause somebody's getting tired of being alone
Somebody's shinin' up their walking shoes
And when they do
Somebody's gonna lose

Somebody's shinin' up their walking shoes
And when they do
Somebody's gonna lose

Written by: Larry Lee Butler and Mark Sherrill

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October, 2002

Lyin' Again

The morning sun woke me
I felt the warmth of soft skin beneath my hand
Last night the devil got to me
And today I'm just a common man
So I'll get up and say goodbye
On my way home I'll make up the lie
That holds our lives together one more time

I'll be lyin' again
I'll be tryin' again
Hopin' I don't hurt you 
Like the last time
But you'll be cryin' again
You know I'm lyin' again
Telling you
This is the last time

I'll be lyin' again
I'll be tryin' again
Again

Written by: Chips Moman and Larry Butler

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Still The Lovin' Is Fun

After a while
I began wanting to be with you
Wanting to be seen with you
But why I just couldn't say

But after a while
You were my lady and lover
I didn't know what I'd discovered
Until today

And still the lovin' is fun
Just like it was when it all began
We started out simply two young friends
But look what we've become

And still the lovin' is fun
Count the years we've loved everyone
And since the first time we loved
The lovin's been fun
The lovin's been fun

The midnight sun shined all the ways
When I first held your hand
Our feet was slowly sinking into the sand
That ran between our toes
And I couldn't think
Of one single place any better than you
And after all these years
You're still the one
I want my love to know

And still the lovin' is fun
Just like it was when it all began
We started out simply two young friends
But look what we've become

And still the lovin' is fun
Count the years we've loved everyone
And since the first time we loved
The lovin's been fun
The lovin's been fun

The lovin's been fun
Ohhhhhhhhh Ohhhhhhh

And still the lovin's been fun
Just like it was when it all began
We started out simply two young friends
But look what we've become

And still the lovin' is fun

Written by: Chris Christian

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Comedy Of Love

That's the comedy of love
Darlin if everything
In my life
Should happen to me all at once
You'd stand out as a rainbow in the sky
And it will hurt me to tell you goodbye

If I were looking at
The most beautiful girl in the world 
I'd surely be looking at you
And just to touch you
Would make my heartbeat soar
But that feeling isn't there anymore

You ask ahh so little
Yet you've given so much to me
I don't know how to tell you
Its not funny still it has to be
Love's comedy

Love can be cruel
Though there's no rule
The only way is living day by day

And when I'm gone
Don't you worry about me
I want you to find someone new
Don't cry, don't cry
'Cause when I wanted you
You didn't care for me
Yet that's the comedy
The comedy of love

Written by: Mark Charron

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November, 2002

Mr. Mailman

Mailman, Mailman
Have you any mail today
I've been waiting for a letter
I've tried to reach her every way

She's way down in New Orleans
And Boston's so far away
Funny how we met in Georgia
It had to be my lucky day

Well I had her name and number
Written down in my little red book
But when my plane flew in back home
It wasn't there when I took a look

Oh no

I know I searched for it everywhere
I wonder what shape my mind was in
But all I know I got to see her again

So mailman, mailman
Won't you help me sleep tonight
Won't you bring me just one letter
And everything will be alright
And everything will be alright

Mr. Mailman
Mr. Mailman
Mr. Mailman

Written by: M. James

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Where No One Stands Alone

Once I stood
In the night
With my head
Bowed low
In the darkness
As black as could be
And my heart 
Felt alone
And I cried oh Lord
Don't hide your face from me

Hold my hand 
All the way 
Every hour 
Every day
From here to the great unknown
Take my hand
Let me stand
Where no one stands alone

Like a king
I may live
In a palace so tall
With great riches to call my own
But I don't
Know a thing 
In this whole wide world
That's worse 
Than being alone

Hold my hand 
All the way 
Every hour 
Every day
From here to the great unknown
Take my hand
Let me stand
Where no one stands alone

Take my hand
Let me stand
Where no one stands alone

Written by: Mosie Lister

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His Eye Is On The Sparrow

Why should I feel discouraged
Why should the shadows come
Why should my heart be lonely
And long for Heaven and home

When Jesus is my portion
My constant friend is He
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me
His eye is on the sparrow 
And I know He watches me 

I sing because I'm happy
I sing because I'm free
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me 

Whenever I am tempted
Whenever clouds arise
When songs give way to sighing
And when hope within me dies

I draw the closer to Him
From care He sets me free
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me
His eye is on the sparrow
And I know He watches me

Ohh His eye is the sparrow
And I know He watches me

Written by: Civilla D. Martin, 1905

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December, 2002

The First Noel

The first Noel 
The angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds 
In fields as they lay

In fields where they 
Lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter’s night 
That was so deep

Noel Noel 
Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel

They looked up 
And saw a star
Shining in the east
Beyond them far

And to the earth 
It gave great light
And so it continued 
Both day and night

Noel Noel 
Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel

Then entered in 
Those Wise Men three
Full reverently 
Upon the knees

And offered there
In His presence
Their gold and myrrh 
And frankincense

Noel Noel 
Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel

Then let us 
With one accord
Sing praises to 
Our Heavenly Lord

That hath made 
Heaven and earth 
And with His blood 
Mankind hath bought

Noel Noel 
Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel

Words & Music: Traditional English carol, possibly dating from as early as the 13th Century. 
This combination of tune and lyrics first appeared in Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern, 
by William Sandys (London: Richard Beckley, 1833).

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Precious Promise


Oh what a precious promise
Oh what a gift of love
An angel tells a virgin that
She's gonna have a son

And though it's a precious promise
She wonders how this can be
What will the people say
And what if Joseph can't believe

And her questions and her fears
Are met with an overwhlming joy
That God has chosen her
Oh what a precious promise
Mary waits as Heaven comes to earth

Oh what a precious promise
Oh what a gift of love
Joseph makes his choice to do
What few men would have done

To make Mary his bride
When she's already carrying a child
That isn't his own
Oh what a precious promise
Mary and the child will have a home

And shepherds stand on a hillside
Their hearts racing with the news
The angels told them
A star's light
Fills up the dark sky
As the night of precious promise is unfolding

Oh what a precious promise
Oh what a gift of love
The waiting now is over and
The time has finally come

For the God who made this world
To roll back the curtain
And unveil His passion 
For the heart of man
Oh what a precious promise
Lying in a manger in Bethlehem

Oh what a precious promise
Lying in a manger in Bethlehem

Written by: Steven Curtis Chapman

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What Child Is This 

What child is this
Who laid to rest
On Mary’s lap 
Is sleeping
Whom angels greet 
With anthems sweet
While shepherds watch 
Are keeping

This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard 
And angels sing
This, this is Christ the King
The Babe
The Son of Mary

Why lies He in 
Such mean estate
Where ox and ass 
Are feeding
Good Christian fear 
For sinners here
The silent Word 
Is pleading

This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard 
And angels sing
This, this is Christ the King
The Babe
The Son of Mary

So bring Him incense gold 
And myrrh
Come peasant
King to own Him
The King of kings 
Salvation brings
Let loving hearts 
Enthrone Him

This, this is Christ the King
Whom shepherds guard 
And angels sing
This, this is Christ the King
The Babe
The Son of Mary

The Babe
The Son of Mary

Words: William C. Dix, The Manger Throne, 1865.
Music: “Greensleeves,” 16th Century English melody 

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