January, 2005

Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me

I've had my share 
Of life's ups and downs
But fate's been kind
The downs have been few
Ohhh I guess you could say 
That I've been lucky
Ohh ohh oh
Yeah I guess you could say 
That it's all because of you

If anyone 
Should ever write 
My life story
Ohh oh
For whatever reason 
There might be
You'll be there 
Between each line of pain oh and glory
Yeahhh
'Cause you're the best thing 
That ever happened to me baby
You're the best thing that ever happened to me

Ohh ohh
Yeah
There have been times 
Ohh ohh when times were hard
Ohh
But somehow we always made it through
'Cause for every 
Every moment that I've spent hurting
Ohh ohh
There was a moment 
That I spent just loving you

If anyone 
Should ever write 
My life story
Ohh ohh ohh
For whatever reason there might be
You'll be there 
Between each line of pain and glory
Yeahhh
'Cause you're
You're the best thing that ever happened to me baby
You're the best thing that ever happened to me
You're the best thing that ever happened to me

Written by: J Weatherly 

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Let's All Go Down To The River

Let's all go down to the river
There's a man
Walkin' on the water
Come along with me
All I want to see
Is this man walkin' on the water

He can raise the dead from the grave
Change the water
Turn it into wine
He can make the lame walk
He can make the dumb talk
And open up the eyes of the blind

Let's all go down to the river
There's a man
Walkin' on the water
Come along with me
All I want to see
Is this man walkin' on the water

Jesus is the man at the river
And He washes people's sins away
He can save your soul
If you give Him control
Be ready for that judgment day

Let's all go down to the river
There's a man
Walkin' on the water
Come along with me
All I want to see
Is this man walkin' on the water

Let's all go down to the river
There's a man
Who's walkin' on the water
Come along with me
All I want to see
Is this man walkin' on the water

Let's all go down to the river
There's a man
Who's walkin' on the water
Come along with me
All I want to see
Is this man walkin' on the water

Let's all go down to the river
There's a man
Who's walkin' on the water
Come along with me

Written by: Sue Richards and Earl Montgomery

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What I See In Her Is You

Pain has no memory
That's a well known fact
If it did we wouldn't waste precious time
Looking back

And I never seem to know
But she's learning fast
What it's like to be holding a fool
Who loves in the past

And when she asks me what it is I see in her
I say the things she needs me to
I say I love the way she holds me in her heart
That part is true
But what I see in her in you

Maybe there'll come a day
I won't need to compare
And I'll look in her questioning eyes
And you won't be there

And when she asks me what it is I see in her
I say whatever gets me through
And I go right on defending
What I know inside my soul
Just isn't true
'Cause what I see in her in you

Holding on
I'm holding on to dreams that lift me
I know you're gone
I know gone but you're always with me

And when she asks me what it is I see in her
Ohhh ohhh
I say the things I always do
I say the same old things
I tell the lies I know 
I'd just as soon prefer
Were true
God knows I do
But what I see in her in you

What I see in her is you

And what I love in her is you

Written by: David Palmer

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February, 2005

The Word Is Love

Lost and feeling lonely
Had become ordinary
I was always glad to see a day go by
The darkness just got deeper
The mountains just got steeper
But when I heard the Word it changed my life

The Word is love
The Word is love
It gently touched my heart and changed my life
The Word is love
The Word is love
And I could never thank You enough

Loved and feeling worth it
'Cause You say I deserve it
I want to share this happiness I've found
You're the song I'm singing
You give my life meaning
That's why I want to spread the Word around

The Word is love
The Word is love
It gently touched my heart and changed my life
The Word is love
The Word is love
And I could never thank You enough

The Word is love
The Word is love
It gently touched my heart and changed my life
The Word is love
The Word is love
And I could never thank You enough

Words and music by: Archie P. Jordan and Naomi Martin

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Best Friend

He's my best friend
Aww but I didn't always know it
Ya know people would try to tell me
But I just wouldn't listen
I was just caught up in the world
Having a good time with my friends
But ya know
My woman was praying for me
You see she knew I was in trouble
Yeah and one day I was feeling real bad
And I turned to the people I thought were my friends
And you know I found out real soon
I didn't have any friends
And I started feeling real sorry for myself
I was filled with self pity
And ya know when you're filled with self pity
You're just as empty as you can be
And that was me

I was ragged
Jagged
Tattered and torn
I was filled with self pity
Ashamed and forlorn
The king of losers
Was my claim to fame
Yes loser was my middle name
Then one day
I heard someone speak of a friend
And his words were glowing and kind
And I thought to myself
I don't have a best friend
Not one name
Would come to my mind

Ohh ohh
But my eyes started raining
Ands the fire built up in my soul
The empty vessel I had become
Started filling to overflow
And the spirit of God 
Spoke so clearly
My child
You are born again
You are born again
And I'm your best friend

Written by: Dan Hoffman and Larry Keith

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Crying

I was all right 
For a while
I could smile for a while
And then I saw you last night
You held my hand so tight
As you stopped to say hello
As you wished me well
You couldnít tell that
That I'd been crying

I thought that I 
Was over you
But itís true ohh so true
I love you even more than I did before
But darlin' what can I do 
For you donít love me
And Iíll always be
Crying 
Over you
Crying 
Over you

Yes now youíre gone
And from this moment on
Iíll be crying
Crying
Crying
Crying
Crying
Crying
Ohhh over you

I was all right 
For a while
I could smile for a while

Written by: Roy Orbison & Joe Melson 

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March, 2005

On A Bicycle Built For Joy

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 fallin'

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 fallin' 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 fallin' 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

Instrumental break different than "Raindrops" version

Raindrops are fallin' 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

Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David

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We're Over

We're over
I guess we know 
We're over
Even though
All the words are still unsaid
And we talk of other things instead

We're over 
We've come and gone
We're over
We go on
Like two actors in a play
Acting out our lives from day to day

Going through our paces
The smiling frozen faces
That tell more than they hide
And knowing when we fake it
It's not love when ya make it
Without any feelings inside

We're over
That's all we are
We're over
And all that's left
Is to find the reason why
We're over and we still can't say
Goodbye

Written by: Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann

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Beautiful Things For You

You deserve the morning
To begin with the smiling sun
If I could guarantee it baby
You know it would be done
I'm gonna take your troubles
And I'll make them go away
You're gonna be my heart and soul
I'll show you everyday

I'm gonna do beautiful things to you 
And give you the security you need
I'm gonna make you feel like the queen of the castle
And never give you reason to leave

I'm gonna do beautiful things to you
And give you all my love on a silver platter
And if anything is ever the matter
I'm gonna kiss it and make it all better for you

I will be your pillow 
To lay your weary head
You won't need no blanket darlin'
I'll be there instead
I'm gonna give you lovin'
Like you've never known before
And when you think you've had it all
Then I'll give you some more

I'm gonna do beautiful things to you 
And give you the security you need
I'm gonna make you feel like the queen of the castle
And never give you reason to leave

I'm gonna do beautiful things to you
And give you all my love on a silver platter
And if anything should be the matter
Baby I'm gonna kiss it and make it all better for you

I'm gonna do beautiful things to you 
And give you the security you need
I'm gonna make you feel like the queen of the castle
And never give you reason to leave

I'm gonna do beautiful things to you
And give you all my love on a silver platter
And if anything should be the matter
Baby I'm gonna kiss it and make it all better for you

I'm gonna do beautiful things to you 
And give you the security you need
I'm gonna make you feel like the queen of the castle ...

Written by: T. Wine & B. Mason

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April, 2005

Wishful Thinking

Is it wishful thinking
That today you touched my hand
As we were walkin'
Talkin'
'Bout that other boy
Ohhh ohhh
Big brother is not for me
There's just one way this could ever be
So please let me know
You know I'll go willingly
If it's just wishful thinkin'
You could care for me

Is it wishful thinking
That today your best friend asked me
If I liked you
If it's true
You know I do
Ohhh ohh
The day I saw you I made up my mind
And I've been a-waitin' a long long time
So please tell me now
I'll get along somehow
Let you be
If it's just wishful thinkin'
You could care for me

Is it wishful thinking
That you're wishing, hoping, hoping
I will hold you 
Kiss you
Could it be true
Ohh you're finally seeing me with your heart
Like I've been seeing you from the start
So let's try it and see
Whatever will be
C'est la vie 
And it's not wishful thinking 
You could care for me

No it's not wishful thinking
You could care for me
Ohh ohh ohh
It's not wishful thinking
You could care for me

Written by: Mark Charron

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Nashville

Here I am 
Stuck in a little town
That I have never heard of
But one thing I am sure of
I'd rather be home

No one sees the times when I am hurting
And I still have to put on the show
Nobody really wants to know
What I'm feeling tonight

And I've been thinkin' that
Maybe I should pack up my suitcase
And leave while I got somethin' left
Maybe I should go to Nashville
And write love songs like everyone else

But you're still here 
At two in the morning
Tryin' to get through to me
And oh so tenderly
I can hear you say

Follow me 
I've been there before you
And I know it's not easy to die
But I will be walking beside you
Let me show you the way

So I've been thinkin' that
Maybe I should unpack my suitcase
And strengthen what little remains
Maybe I should not go to Nashville
'Cause this wandering heart is home to stay

Maybe I should unpack my suitcase
And strengthen what little remains
Maybe I should not go to Nashville
'Cause this wandering heart is home to stay

Written by Doug Howell

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More Of You

More Of You
Lord that's the way it's got to be
More Of You
Till there's no room left in me
All those wasted hours and minutes
They're yours now
From the start to finish
I need more of you 
In me

More of you
Fill me with nothing less
More of you
Give me your love
And the world can have the rest
I could never get enough
Of your grace, your peace
Your warmth and your love
Give me more of you
Dear Lord

There was a time in my life
When I thought I had it all
But all I really had
Was an achin' empty soul

And I need more of you 
Dear Savior
More, more of you
More of you 
Precious Jesus
Give me your love
And the world can have the rest
I know I'll never get quite enough
Of your grace 
Your peace, your warmth and your love
I need more of you
I need more of you
I need more of you in me

Written by: Chris Christian and Shannon Smith

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May, 2005

No Limit

At times I can't imagine
The world goin' on
We're runnin' out of most everything
That we depend on
There are so many people in need
So many hungry mouths to feed
Is there an end to all the greed
Or just an end to it all

There's no limit to loneliness
When there's no love
And there's no limit to the bottom
When you cannot see above
But there's no limit to His love for you
Askin's all that's left to do
There's no limit to love
There's no limit to love

There's only so much to go around
Before it all runs out
Seems the whole world is windin' down
There's little doubt
But I know one thing that will never be
Limited in quantity
And that's His precious love for me
And for you

There's no limit to loneliness
When there's no love
And there's no limit to the bottom
When you cannot see above
But there's no limit to His love for you
Askin's all that's left to do
There's no limit to love
There's no limit to love

There's no limit to love
No limit to His love

Written by: Brad Smith and Shanon Smith

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You 

You
You're the reason for all my tunes
You're the joy when I'm feelin' blue
You're the essence of all that's good in me 

Oh you
You're the healer of all my fear
You're my friend when I need an ear
You're the hopin' part of the hope in me

Oooh Oooh
Somebody said you were just a state of mind
But if you're just a dream tell me who gave me all this love

Oh you
You're the reason the flowers bloom
You're the light for an August moon
You're the one all nature listens to
If there's hope for us all 
Then I know that it's wonderful you

Oh you
You're the reason for all that's true
You're my help in the things I do
You're the one to give the glory to
If there's hope for us all 
Then I know that it's wonderful you

It's you
One and only you
It's you
Jesus it is you

One and only you
It's just you
Jesus it is you

Written by: Pat Terry

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Wishful Thinking 
(different song than the "Wishful Thinking" in April, 2005's lyrics)

Rode some freight trains
Walked some highways
And spent some lonely nights in the street
Felt the sunshine
Had some good times
But tonight I could use some company

Wish I had me
A good fine woman
To help me spend
A lonely night
She could rock
Till the morning
I know some good old lovin'
Could make me feel all right

I've always been an easy goin' kind of guy
Never had too much but I got along
But lately
It seems that life is passing me by
And I feel I need a place
To call home

Wish I had me 
A little old cabin
Way back 
In the woods
Fourteen children
A good old lady
But wishful thinkin' 
Never does no good

Wish I had me
A silver dollar
For every time 
I thought of settlin' down
Sure wouldn't take long
Before I'd be long gone
'Cuz this wishful thinkin' is about to get me down
'Cuz this wishful thinkin' is about to get me down

Written by: Tony Joe White

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June, 2005

I've Been Down That Road Before

I've been down this road before
I've felt like this somewhere before
I've felt the warm hand
Turn cold
Yes I've been down that road before

I've walked along this road somewhere
I learned alot then and there
I know a smile can turn into a frown
I've been down that road before

I missed a lot of chances 
Along the way
And I've seen a green light 
Turn to red
Take the time
To read the detour sign
It's a heavy toll to pay

Empty feelings left to bare
I reached for you but you weren't there
Time stood still
With darkness at my door
Yes I've been down that road before
Yes I've been down that road before
Yes I've been down that road before

Written by: M. James and S. Oldham

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Sunday Sunrise

It's such a beautiful day
That the sky seems to say good morning
Mister dust off your shoes
Throw away all your blues
And start smiling
Take a good look around
There's no clouds looking down
Upon your way
So won't you decide
To come back alive
It's a new day

Sunday sunrise shining thru my window pane
Chasing away my cares with all the pouring rain
Sunday sunrise unfolding like a smile
Making me feel just like a new born baby child

Well I'm feeling so good
I keep knocking on wood
I'm not dreaming
I hear birds everywhere
Singing songs in the air with a meaning
Sayin' its time to wake up
Get a whole new outlook
From your view
And come on out where it's warm
It won't do any harm
If you want to

Sunday sunrise shining thru my window pane
Chasing away my cares with all the pouring rain
Sunday sunrise unfolding like a smile
Making me feel just like a new born baby child

Sunday sunrise shining thru my window pane
Chasing away my cares with all the pouring rain
Sunday sunrise unfolding like a smile
Making me feel just like a new born baby child

Written by: Mark James

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Memory Machine

It sits against of the back wall
Of the Candlelight Cafe
From the booth there in the corner
It's only seven steps away
It only costs a quarter
To play myself a dream
Of you and I and yesterday 
On the memory machine

Put another quarter
In the memory machine
Let the music close my eyes
And recreate the scene
When the song was new and loving you
Was more than just a dream
That faded like the titles
On the memory machine

So many nights we spent here
Spinning dreams and 45s
And grooving on the music
With the starlight in our eyes
I know I've got to keep 'em playing
Or the man won't let 'em stay
They're all I've got to cling to now
So I come here everyday

And put another quarter
In the memory machine
And let the music close my eyes
And recreate the scene
When the song was new and lovin' you
Was more than just a dream
That faded like the titles
On the memory machine

Ohhh ohhh
Put another quarter
In the memory machine
Let the music close my eyes
And recreate the scene
When the song was new and loving you
Was more than just a dream
That faded like the titles
On the memory machine

Put another quarter
In the memory machine
Let the music close my eyes
And recreate the scene

Written by: T. Harris

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July, 2005

Born Again

Doing all I can
But I don't mind giving
'Cause I'm giving all I can to you
And when you smile
I feel like singing
'Cause I got alot of music to do
I sing about the sweet love songs in the falling rain
I sing about the people searching for the light in vain
And I tell you that's the way I was
But now my life is new because

I was touched by the hand of love 
And now I'm born again
I was touched by the hand of love 
And now I'm born again
I was touched by the hand of love 
And now I'm born again

Well I just wanna share
'Cause I care so much about the people that are a part of me
And the songs you'll find are a real reflection
Of the man I've come to be
I sing about the hope and prayer and it's the healing way
I sing about the people who are really needing hope today
Because I tell you that's the way I was
But now my life is new because

I was touched by the hand of love 
And now I'm born again
I was touched by the hand of love 
And now I'm born again
Ohh I was touched by the hand of love 
And now I'm born again
I was touched by the hand of love 
And now I'm born again

Lord he touched me
Ohh ohh
He touched me
Ohh ohh
He touched me

Yes he touched me
Now I'm born again
Because he touched me
Oh he touched me
Now I'm born again

Written by: Rick Beresford & Gloria Thomas

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Expression Of Faith

I have walked on the high wire
With no net to catch me
I have stood in the spotlight
Where each flaw could be seen
And I've anteed my faith
To the mercy of strangers
'Cause when you ride on the big ride
You don't ride for free

If we're only brief candles
Let's burn for a day
If we're only poor players
Let's rush to the stage
And if we don't know the ending
Let's begin anyway
It starts in your heart
An expression of faith
It starts in your heart
An expression of faith

Though the north wind is freezing
And the thunderclouds gather
Still we scatter the new seed
And we trust in the sun
Though this world is uncertain
We deliver our children
To life's great adventure
And the promise of love

If we're only brief candles
Let's burn for a day
If we're only poor players
Let's rush to the stage
And if we don't know the ending
Let's begin anyway
It starts in your heart
An expression of faith
It starts in your heart
An expression of faith

Some call it wisdom
And some call it pain
To find out the truth
To discover it's name
But when all that we know
Doesn't change anything
Expressions of faith
Are all that remain

If we're only brief candles
Let's burn for a day
If we're only poor players
Let's rush to the stage
And if we don't know the ending
Let's begin anyway
It starts in your heart
An expression of faith
It starts in your heart
An expression of faith

Music by: Steve Dorff
Lyrics by: George Green

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Daddy

Spoken:
I sang about Mama, but I guess I forgot Daddy
So Dad, this is for you

Who's the one who used to tickle your toes
And wrinkle his nose
Who taught you how a choo-choo goes
Daddy
Oh Daddy

And who's the one who'd wake in darkest night
To see if you were alright
His baby sleeping tight
Daddy
Daddy

Who's the one who worked so hard all day
But when his job was through
He'd come home and play with you
Daddy
Daddy

And who's the one who let you put some lipstick on
And wear your hair down long
When Mom was gone
Daddy
Daddy

It was Daddy
My Daddy

Daddy
Ohh Daddy

And who's the one that would wait up late
Waiting on his baby girl to tell him all about her date
Daddy
Daddy

And who's the one who saw your tears were real
And said no matter how you feel
A love wound will heal
Daddy†
Daddy

And who's the one who's cared your whole life through
Now there's someone who has taken you
And who's the one on your wedding day
Who has to smile and say
I do I give my girl away
Daddy
My Daddy

Written by: Mark Charron

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August, 2005

This Love Is Forever

First love
Taught me how to break my heart
How to wander around in the darkness
On my way back to the start
When a new love
Would be there to take my hand
When the same old words I'd always heard
I'd believe them all over again
Though I knew it could never be
I'd always believe 'em when they said to me

This love is forever
This love is forever
This will be the one that lasts
Make up for all the ones in the past
That never stay together
This love is forever

Young love
Was only a stepping stone
That led me in every direction
Till I could find where I belong
Your love 
Is the one I've been searching for
You make me feel like the others weren't real
Like I never knew love before
You don't have to say a word
'Cause in my heart I've already heard 
You say

This love is forever
This love is forever
This will be the one that lasts
Make up for all the ones in the past
That never stay together
This love is forever

This love is forever
This love is forever

Written by: D. Loggins and D. Schlitz

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Precious Lord, Take My Hand

When my way grows drear'
Precious Lord
Linger near
When my life is almost gone
Hear my cry
Hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand, precious Lord
Lead me home

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on
Help me stand
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn
Through the storm 
Through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand, precious Lord
Lead me home

When my work is all done
And my race is run
Let me see
By the light thou hast shown
That fair city so bright
Where the lamb is the light
Take my hand, precious Lord
Lead me home

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on
Help me stand
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn
Through the storm 
Through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand, precious Lord
Lead me home

Just take my hand, precious Lord
Lead me home

Written in 1932 by Thomas A Dorsey

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Skip A Rope

Skip a rope
Skip a rope
Listen to the children while they play
Now ain't it funny what the children say
Skip a rope

Daddy hates Momma
Momma hates Dad
Last night you shoulda heard the fight they had

They gave little sister another bad dream
And she woke us all up with a terrible scream
Skip a rope

Skip a rope
Listen to the children while they play
Now ain't it funny what the children say
Skip a rope

Cheat on your taxes
Don't be a fool
Now what was that they said about the golden rule

Never mind the rules just play to win
And hate your neighbor for the shade of your skin
Skip a rope

Skip a rope
Listen to the children while they play
Now ain't it funny what the children say
Skip a rope

Stab 'em in the back that's the name of the game
And Momma and Daddy are the ones to blame
Skip a rope

Skip a rope
Listen to your children while they play
It's really not funny what the children say
Skip a rope

Skip a rope
Skip a rope
Skip a rope

Written by: Douglas Tubb and Jack Moran

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September, 2005

They All Want What We Got 

Ten years on a honeymoon
It was love at first sight
People look at us and assume
That we're doing something right
All lookin' with a watchful eye
Wanna learn all they can
I'd be the first to say
I am one lucky man

They all want what we got 
Ohh Baby
We take for granted alot
Don't we baby
You are my forget-me-not
Ohh baby
They all want what we got

Little things mean alot sometimes
They add up to love
A sweet kiss and a soft hello
With my first coffee cup
Love notes by the telephone
Lets you know how I feel
And everybody does a double take
Can't believe we're for real

They all want what we got 
Ohh Baby
We take for granted alot
Don't we baby
You are my forget-me-not
Ohh baby
They all want what we got

They all want what we got 
Ohh Baby
We take for granted alot
Don't we baby
You are my forget-me-not
Ohh baby
They all want what we got

They all want what we got 
Ohh Baby
We take for granted alot
Don't we baby
You are my forget-me-not
Ohh baby
They all want what we got

Written by: B. Caswell & D. Lowery

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I Get Enthused

If I saw a woman
That looked alot like you
And if I thought this woman
Could take the place of you
I'd get enthused
Oh but there's not another you

If she had eyes like you do
And she knew how to smile
And if I thought the feeling
Could ever be like ours
I'd get enthused
Oh but there's not another you

I'm staring loneliness
Face to face
There's no one around
No one around that can take your place
Hmm hmm

If I thought this woman
Could make me feel that fine
I'd wrap me up in her love
And get you off my mind
I'd get enthused
Oh but there's not another you

I'd get enthused
Oh but there's not another you

Ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh
Ohh ohh ohh ohh ohh

I'd get enthused

Written by: Mark James

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Just As Gone

Don't you go crying
'Cause it's too late for that now
Tears don't fit your face
They don't fit your act somehow
Well then anyway
It won't be just today
Till you find someone who's glad to tag along
And you'll be just as happy
And I'll be just as gone

Don't pull out your hair girl
Go and wash your streaming eyes
Pull yourself back together
Tighten it up and realize
It was never your style
To beg a man to stay
So don't tell me that we'll never get along
'Cause you'll be twice as sorry
And I'll be just as gone

Just as gone
As the summer when it's snowing
Just as gone
As the wind
When it ain't blowing
Girl you oughta be
Smart enough to be knowing
That you're only hanging on
So don't be sad
'Cause I'll be just as gone

I'm just as good as gone
So stop your carrying on
'Cause I'm good as gone
I'm just as good as gone
Stop your carrying on
'Cause I'm good as gone
I'm good as gone

Written by: Wayne Carson

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October, 2005

It's Not Unusual

It's not unusual to be loved by anyone
It's not unusual to have fun with anyone
But when I see you hanging about with anyone
It's not unusual to see me cry
I wanna die

It's not unusual to go out at any time
But when I see you out and about it's such a crime
If you should ever want to be loved by anyone
It's not unusual
It happens every day 
No matter what you say
You'll find it happens all the time
Love will never do 
What you want it to
Why can't this crazy love be mine

It's not unusual to be mad with anyone
It's not unusual to be sad with anyone
But if I ever find that you've changed at anytime
It's not unusual to find that I'm in love with you
whoa whoa oh oh

Whoa whoa
It's not unusual
To be in love with you

Written by: Gordon Mills and Les Reed

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A Fine Way To Go

He makes love to her every night 
And you know this ain't no lie
She makes love in the afternoon 
With another guy
He comes in saying where ya been
She just look him in the eye
She says you can get everything you need 
At the movie

It's a fine way to go 
Livin' in someone else's shoes 
For just a little while 
It's a fine way to go
If anyone asks ya how you know
You just tell them I told you so

Well Sidewalk Joe he lives alone
And he waits till the sun goes down
So he can slip out on the streets
And go down to movietown
Well he sits on the side
Half alive
Hoping that when the lights go down
Ya know Old Joe really gets off at the movie

It's a fine way to go 
Livin' in someone else's shoes 
For just a little while 
It's a fine way to go
If anyone asks ya how you know
You just tell them I told you so ohhh

It's a fine way to go 
Livin' in someone else's shoes 
For just a little while 
It's a fine way to go
If anyone asks ya how you know
You just tell them I told you so ohhh

Written by: Carole King & Toni Stern

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I've Been Alone Too Long

Funny how you can go on livin'
And lose the simple knack of givin'
It slips away before ya know it's gone
Ya build up walls and before ya know it
Someone moves you and you want to show it
But you just can't find a way of lettin' on

I've been alone too long
Baby now don't you see
I've been alone too long
That's all that's wrong with me
I want to build you a dream
Paint you a sunrise
Write you a beautiful song
But I don't know how
I've been alone too long

Funny how you can cut off feelin'
And tell yourself your wounds are healing
When all you've done is turn the pain inside
And when your sure no one can get to ya
Someone smiles and it goes right through ya
And wakes up somethin' that you thought had died

I've been alone too long
Baby now don't you see
I've been alone too long
That's all that's wrong with me
I want to build you a dream
Paint you a sunrise
Write you a beautiful song
But I don't know how
I've been alone too long

I've been alone too long
I've been alone too long
I've been alone too long
I've been alone too long

Written by: Mark James & Cynthia Weil

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November, 2005

My Home Town

Done a lot things I'm sorry for
Things I wouldn't do anymore
But my biggest mistake of all
Was leaving my home town

Since then my foolish thoughts have died
Grass isn't really greener on the other side
I'm goin' home
Goin' to that city where people care about you
They won't forget you're there
There's a cloud of love and it's hovering over my hometown

Pretty girls see a lonely you
And in a little while you're walkin' two by two
I'm goin' home
Going to
My home town
Yeah my home town
Back to my home town
Oh my home town

I'm goin' home
Goin' to that pretty girl who once was mine
Ohh it's been a long long time
And there's a sign saying ten more miles to my hometown

Looking through the misty dawn
I see the city lights and they're waving me on
To my home
To the city I love
That's my home town
Ohh my home town
To the home I love
That's my home town
To the city I love
Yeah my home town
To the place I love
Ohh my home town

Written by: Mark Charron

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I Saw Pity In The Face Of A Friend

I saw pity in the face of a friend
And that's something I don't wanna see again
With sad eyes he gave me sympathy
'Cause he knew 
Yes he knew
That you've been cheatin' on me

Oh I saw pity in the face of a friend
Even though he tried to hide it with a grin
Yes he put on a very good act
But I knew, yes I knew 
You'd been runnin' around behind my back

So I'm taking that road away from you
Gonna find myself a place to hide
And when people remember they say
He was saving face and pride

Ohh ohh
I saw pity in the face of my friend
But for some reason I had to look again
And there in his eyes
The truth was plain to see
It was him, yes it was him
That you really loved and not me

Ohh I saw saw pity in the eyes of my friend
And it told me that you loved only him
And not me
Oh ohh I saw pity in the eyes of a friend

Written by: V. Simpson, N. Ashford & J. Armstead

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Sandman

There was a time
I knew my mind
And needed no one else
As strong as stone
I stayed alone
Depending only on myself
And suddenly my eyes
Fell on you
And with a smile
You conquered me

I became a sandman
Crumbling in your hand
Just a sandman
You turned me into sand
I'm a sandman
But stone in love with you

No ties to bind
The wandering kind
I was a rolling stone
My only prayer
The restless wind
My only debt my own
Then with a word
You blew my mind
And you touched me
With your love

I became a sandman
Crumbling in your hand
Just a sandman
You turned me into sand
I'm a sandman
But stone in love with you

I became a sandman
Crumbling in your hand
Just a sandman
You turned me into sand
I'm a sandman
But stone in love with you

Sandman
Sandman
Sandman

Written by: W. Carson

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December, 2005

Take A Walk Through Bethlehem

The city's decorated up for Christmas
All the stores are open late tonight
People hurry through the frozen streets
I take a walk

Every child has a thousand wishes
Every window has a thousand lights
Every soul has a need for peace
I take a walk

There's a star that still outshines the night
You can find it if you close your eyes
And see the light

Take a walk through Bethlehem 
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk though Bethlehem

Every night another TV special
Merchants counting down the shopping days
Something's missing underneath the tree
I take a walk

Every heart longs for more than tinsel
Something more than just a holiday
Come and celebrate the baby King
Let's take a walk

You don't have to travel anywhere
Faith and hope and love will bring you there
Bring you there

Let's take a walk through Bethlehem 
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk though Bethlehem

Take a walk through Bethlehem 
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk though Bethlehem

Take a walk through Bethlehem 
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk though Bethlehem

Take a walk through Bethlehem 
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk though Bethlehem

Let's take a walk through Bethlehem 
Come and kneel before the Lamb
Good news for every man
Walk though Bethlehem

Written by: Ashley Cleveland, John Barlow Jarvis & Wally Wilson

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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

God rest ye merry gentlemen 
Let nothing you dismay 
Remember Christ our savior 
Was born on Christmas day 
To save us all from Satan's power 
When we were gone astray 
Oh tidings of comfort and joy 
Comfort and joy 
Oh tidings of comfort and joy 

From God our heavenly Father 
The blessed Angel came 
And unto certain shepherds 
Brought tidings of the same 
How that in Bethlehem was born 
The Son of God by name 
Oh tidings of comfort and joy 

And when they came to Bethlehem 
Where our dear Savior lay 
They found Him in a manger 
Where oxen feed on hay 
Oh tidings of comfort and joy 

Now to the Lord sing praises
All you within this place
And with true love and brotherhood
Each other now embrace
This holy tide of Christmas
All others doth deface

Oh tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy 
Oh tidings of comfort and joy 

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen was first published in 1833 when it appeared in "Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern," a collection of seasonal carols gathered by William B. Sandys. The lyrics of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen are traditional olde English and are reputed to date back to the 15th century although the author is unknown.

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It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

It came upon the midnight clear
That glorious song of old
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold
Peace on the earth goodwill to men
From heavens all gracious King
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing

O ye beneath life's crushing load
Whose forms are bending low
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow
Look now for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing
Oh rest beside the weary road
And hear the angels sing

For lo! the days are hastening on
By prophets seen of old
When with the ever-circling years
Shall come the time foretold
When the new heaven and earth shall own
The Prince of Peace, the King
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear was written by Edmund Hamilton Sears in 1849. The carol started life as a poem written by its author who was a minister living in Massachusetts at the time. The music for It Came Upon A Midnight Clear was composed by American musician Richard Storrs Willis in 1859 who was inspired by the words of the poem.

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Go Tell It On The Mountain

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
Jesus Christ is born

When I was a seeker
I sought both night and day
I asked the Lord to help me
And he showed me the way

Go tell it on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
Jesus Christ is born 

He made me a watchman
Upon the city wall
And if I am a Christian
I am the least of all

Ohh Go tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
Jesus Christ is born

Ohh Go tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
Jesus Christ is born

Go tell it on the mountain,
Jesus Christ is born

Written by: John W. Work Jr., 1871-1925

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