2020 Song of the Month Winners

See The World With Me

October

Ron Rost

2020

Chorus
I want to be where the sun is shinning
I want go where the wind blows free
I want to sail on the deep blue ocean
Won't you climb aboard see the world with me

V1
We can dance around the Windward Islands
Skip our way on down to Martinique
Dive the waters off of St Lucia
Make it to Barbados and spend the week

Chorus

Bridge
We’ll ride the wind as far as it will take us
Set no limits on our destiny
You and I will build a world in splendor
Cherish paradise and truly live the dream

Instrumental

V2
We can bath under the stars at midnight
Gather shells and walk the white sand beaches
Stop for breakfast in Casablanca
Mark a month of Sundays in the Gulf of Cadiz

Chorus x 2
Won't you climb aboard see the world with me
Won't you climb aboard be the world
Island Girl

October

Andrew Fischer

2020


She moves like the rolling sea
She sighs like a wind in the palm tree
And she’s got eyes like an endless night
She smiles like a wildflower
Falls on me like a rain shower
And whispers something that sounds so right

And they say:
Many a foreign sailor
In these tropical waters
Lost his head o’er
An island girl

But she’s my little island girl
And I’d gladly give up
Everything else in the
Whole wide world

With the stars and the clouds in the sky
As the sun and the moon set and rise
Well I can’t tell if it’s night or day
On the white sand we lay down
As the salt water rushes round
We let the tide just wash it all away

And they say:
Many a foreign sailor
In these tropical waters
Lost his head o’er
An island girl

Let that homebound vessel sail away without me

But she’s my little island girl
And I’d gladly give up
Everything else in the
Whole wide world



* Inspired by the film 'The Bounty' [1984] *
Love a Lady

September

Kari Loya

2020


Thanks for the feedback everyone!
Here were the minor changes I made to this version:
1) Modified the melody of the bridge for a little more variety.
2) Modified the lyrics of the bridge
3) Added a second vocal for harmony/fuller sound on the bridge.
4) Added some background "hey"s and "ho"s to the final chorus for some barroom/seafaring party energy!



I work the mines, plow the fields, write the code, swap the yields,
Sip the barley, corn, and rye, Cactus, cane, and rice, no lie!
I scream my lungs at my lads on screen, Give us more points and… less preen!
Stumble from the pub at a wee wee hour, Back to the hub to down my power.

And I know… Yes, I know…

Chorus:
I’ll sail the seas far and wide, I’ll climb the peaks, spelunk inside.
I’ll cross the scorching dunes of sand, On my way to understand…
All the beauty that abounds Savory scents, sights and sounds.
Just one thing’ll make me cryI wanna love a lady before I die.

I stick with numbers, just the facts, Flies, the only thing that attracts.
Butterfly wings are poetry. I’ll try to glide inside of me
And cultivate this garden plot, Though I’d rather be a Russian cosmonaut.
I’ll bring my flowers into the world. Pinks and periwinkles unfurled.

And I know… Yes, I know… I know… Yes I know…

Chorus:

Bridge:
I wanna love a lady but…
I wanna love a lady but…
I speak maps, they speak shoes…
They’re win-win, I’m win lose…
But I got hope. Ain't what I earn.
S'all about them, and what I learn.

[OLD: But I’ve got hope. No matter what I earn…
There’s so much I can learn.]

And I know… Yes, I know…

Chorus:
A Sunday Kind Of Morning

September

Ron Rost

2020

It's a Sunday kind of morning I'm lying in bed
Storm clouds performing their melancholy dance
I'm so into lazy nothing else stands a chance
It's a Sunday kind of morning in bed

Raindrops and rumbles tap a tympani tale
Lullabied ambitions diminish in scale
No need to scurry from where I lay my head
It's a Sunday kind of morning in bed

Chorus - Here I am planning out nothing at all
No set appointment no one to call
Bathed in the moment the slow blissful draw
It’s a Sunday kind of morning in bed

A Sunday kind of morning fait accompli
No chance of bustle far as I see
A casual condition at ease and worry free
It’s a Sunday kind of morning… and

Chorus

instrumental break

A Sunday kind of morning lying in bed
Storm clouds performing their melancholy dance
I'm so into lazy nothing else stands a chance
It's a Sunday kind of morning... and

Here I am planning out nothing at all
No set appointment no one to call
Bathed in the moment the slow blissful draw
It’s a Sunday kind of morning
A Sunday kind of morning
It's a Sunday kind of morning in bed
A Sunday kind of morning
If You

August

Graeme Hall, Helen Hall

2020

Inspired by some movie with Steve Carrel in it about him and a couple of Army buddies going to collect his son's body from the Army. There's a line in the movie - something like "we were all someone once - now we're just someone else". Struck a Chord so Helen and I and a bottle of wine worked up this song. somehow it turned into a song about the state of the world and how we should really start fixing some $#!t
Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy97qQMZoAU


Verse
This all meant something once
Now our minds are somewhere else
We all seem content to wallow
In the poverty of our wealth
We pretend to search for changes
While everything remains the same
People all through the ages
Are distracted by celebrity and fame

(Meanwhile)
The truth hides somewhere else
And maybe you gotta lose yourself
To find that…

Chorus
If you don’t love me now
If you don’t want to change
We ain’t gonna work this out
If you won't turn the page
You say you don’t want pain and sorrow
But you don't understand
We won't build a better tomorrow
If you won’t reach out and take my hand

Yeah, you don’t even see me now
Even when I scream and shout
If you don’t love me now…


Verse
In our own minds we are number one
To the world we're just someone else
We don't see the irrelevance
Of the importance we place in ourselves
We all hate compromising
Focus on personal gain
Continually strategizing
On being the top of our game

(Meanwhile)
The truth hides somewhere else
And maybe you gotta lose yourself
To find that…

Chorus
If you don’t love me now
If you don’t want to change
We ain’t gonna work this out
If you won't turn the page
You say you don’t want pain and sorrow
But you don't understand
We won't build a better tomorrow
If you won’t reach out and take my hand

No you don’t even see me now
Even when I scream and shout
If you don’t love me now…

Guitar

Chorus
Chorus
If you don’t love me now
If you don’t want to change
We ain’t gonna work this out
If you won't turn the page
You say you don’t want pain and sorrow
But you don't understand
We won't build a better tomorrow
If you won’t reach out and take my hand

Yeah, you don’t even see me now
Even when I scream and shout
If you don’t love me now…

You won't ever love me
If you don't love me now

Mercy

August

Andrew Fischer

2020

Trouble, omen of trouble
Don’t you follow me
Don’t follow me no more
Because I don’t need your worries
And I don’t need your sorrow
Hanging over me
Anymore

Heaven, take me to heaven
Where my worries all
All fade away
Because there ain’t no trouble
Up there in heaven
Oh lord, at least that’s what —
That’s what they say

Mercy, show me your mercy
Mercy, show me no pain

[Instrumental]

Darling, come to me darling
In the middle of —
The middle of the night
Because I want to hold you
Close to me, darling
For the rest of my —
The rest of my life

Mercy, show me your mercy
Mercy, show me no pain

Mercy, show me no mercy
Mercy, show me your pain

[Instrumental]
Salt Water Rain

July

Paul Boedeker

2020

Well it’s easy to stop
if you don’t ever start it
if you can’t stand the loss well
son, don’t play the game
should it all fall apart
you can still save your heart
just by keeping it out of
the salt water rain

red eyes and Levis
plenty of rope
running on thin lines
a rhyme and a joke
seemed worth believing
only slightly deceiving
a heart in a bottle
can never be broke

it’s nice to be noble
but time after time
opportunity turns
and I fall far behind
my very own expectations
of healthy relations
and the feeling so many folks
call peace of mind

but it’s easy to stop
if you don’t ever start it
if you can’t walk away
son, you know who’s to blame
should it all fall apart
you can still save your heart
just by keeping it out of
the salt water rain

salt water rain
stains on my pillow
reflect the pain
strain on a heart
salt water rain
weeping like a willow tree
ain’t no good for me

well the easy part’s over
now comes the time
pick up all the pieces
finish the rhyme
wading through rejects
counting on reflex
to move me on further
not farther behind

‘cause it’s so hard to stop
once you’ve got it all started
any way that you choose
has its own brand of pain
as it all falls apart
you can salvage your heart
just go waltz it on out in
the salt water rain

salt water rain
stains on my pillow
reflect the pain
strain on a heart
salt water rain
weeping like a willow tree
feels so good to me
Washes Out IN The Rain

July

Ron Rost

2020



Storms pour buckets down on this old place
drowning deep desires leaving scars hard to erase
Seeping through the rafters staining every thought within
damp cold darkness etching goosebumps on the skin

The shadow of the emptiness draws dimmer as I walk on down the hall
And the sour shock of bitterness grows sweeter now the writings on the wall

Gathered up pieces of broken down dreams
Divining what truth is defining what it means
to sweep away dust of old take a chance on what is yet to come
Bust the front door open hit the road ride out on a thumb

And my bags are packed for leaving in the morning
Gonna pick up pace head off on my way
Run out on this life that I've been mourning
And pray it washes out in the rain

Now uneasiness lands heavy on this evening
creaking floors beg for me to stay
Windows crack and run in howling disbelief
at lines of missing pictures where nothings left to hang

A mist of irritation seeks attention as the radiator heater over boils
I lay down for the night and I listen to a weeping house unveil it’s last recoil

Chorus

Now I can’t remember what it was that held me
Dissuaded me from being who I am
Some regulating voice or predetermined choice
Step into a mirror to find where it began

The shadow of the emptiness draws dimmer as I walk on down this hall
And the sour shock of bitterness grows so much sweeter now that the writings on the wall

My bags are packed for leaving this morning
Gonna pick up pace head off on my way
Run out on this life that I've been mourning
And pray it washes out in the rain
I’m gonna run out on this life that I've been mourning
Pray it washes out in the rain
Pray it washes out in the rain
I’m gonna pray it washes out in the rain
Together

June

Anna Beavers

2020

REVISED VERSION: Some revisions in lyrics and arrangement based on suggestions with a few changes to dynamics as well.


She played fiddle on Saturday nights beneath the mountain sky
He had an old beat up guitar he longed to give a try
He hemmed and hawed and finally got the nerve to play along
He smiled at her. She smiled back and they struck up a song

CHORUS
Cause some things just go together
Like moonlight and mountain stars
Some loves will last forever
Some things just go together
Like a fiddle and an old guitar

Later that year in the early fall he took her as his bride
They worked the fields and raised their kids, together side by side
Saturday night when the sun set low, the kids would gather round
He’d take down her fiddle and his old guitar.
Neighbors came from near and far
To dance a jig and pass the jar
You could hear ‘em clear 'cross town


He often sat there on the porch after she passed on
He never played his guitar, after she was gone
Then one evening he took it out and laid her fiddle by its side
He smiled as he looked at the setting sun
And then leaned back and died. (

REPEAT CHORUS

Hallelujah

June

Andrew Fischer

2020

Verse 1:
You swear that it’s true
And you tell everyone
There ain’t nothing new
Under the sun

Pre-Chorus:
Can’t you see our time is brief?
And don’t you know we come and go?
Now, haven’t you heard the song of eternity?

Chorus:
Hallelujah

Verse 2:
All your silver and gold
You got to leave it behind
With the gems of your soul
And the wealth of your mind

Pre-Chorus:
Can’t you see our time is fleeting?
And don’t you know we come and go?
Now, haven’t you heard the song of eternity?

Chorus:
Hallelujah

Bridge:
The fate of the wise man
The fate of the fool
I Knew Her When

May

Jay Harris

2020

I Knew Her When (revised)
Words and music: Jay Harris

She’s driving up, in our new suburban, kids all buckled up.
Talking on her phone she’s got appointments in the way, no time for us today, I guess that’s how it goes (or “not much left to say”).
But I recall, a time when she believed that I had it all. She used to hang on every word I’d want to say,
We’d talk the night away, then do it all again.

Oh yes I knew her when, everything was new and fast and fun and free.
And in each others’ eyes was as far as we could see.
And every night alone we shared each others dreams.
Oh yes I knew her when, I’d hold her close and we would dance around the room, I prayed it’d never end but now it’s gone and way too soon, yes I knew her when.

It’s hard to say, when it began to change and we just slipped away (or “It’s hard to say, when, but surely stuff got in the way.”) Having stuff to own became our new life in a way, no passion in the day, I guess I see it now.
So where to turn. To bring it up just causes words that only burn. Regretful hurts I wish had never left my mouth, feels like the whole thing’s going south, God help us change.
Chorus

Then she came over and I saw the look, touching my shoulder, that’s when her eyes turned up.
She said hey baby, what going on? You surely can’t be thinking that wer’e going wrong.
And she said do you remember when, everything was new and fast and fun and free, and in each others eyes was as far as we could see. And we promised we would hold on to our dreams.
Oh do you remember when , our best nights out were spent just staring at the stars, out in a moonlit field on the hood of your car, cos I remember when. Yes I remember when. I remember when.


Oklahoma Line

May

Anna Beavers

2020

OKLAHOMA LINE (revised 5/18/2020 -Thank you everyone for your suggestions!)

VERSE 1
I wore purple polka dots. You wore your favorite jeans
Underneath a yellow light bulb with the justice of the peace
We said the words “I Love you” and “I do”
Too young to wed in Texas, reckless fools
So we stood up together then we headed back to school.
Across the Oklahoma line

VERSE 2
With your arm around my shoulder and your shirt against my cheek
We crossed that old Red River and I fell fast asleep
The dusty wind blew hot across my face
As I dreamed about the life that we would make
Never did I dream we’d ever call it a mistake
To cross the Oklahoma line

CHORUS
Some nights are a melody
Playing end-less-ly on a track inside our minds
Memories, trapped in a photograph
Like that night so long ago when you were mine
The night we crossed the Oklahoma line

VERSE 3
I fell in love with motherhood. You fell in love with work
Then somewhere along the way you fell in love with her
I tried to pretend. You tried to stay
The distance grew greater every day
Soon there was nothing to remind us of the promises we made
Across the Oklahoma line

BRIDGE
I Still hear the melody. Do you ever think of me?

VERSE 4
As the wedding march begins I catch your eye across the aisle
Your hair is gray but still you have that slightly crooked smile
I feel your shirt against my skin again
I taste the dusty air and smell the wind
As we watch our daughter take the vows that we took then
Across the Oklahoma line

REPEAT CHORUS
TAG
Like that night so long ago when you were mine
Across the Oklahoma line

Midnight Madonna

April

Paul Boedeker

2020

Midnight Madonna (Paul Boedeker)
intro
(refrain)
Who has the next dance with the midnight madonna
make-believe romance second to none
she told me you never quite get what you came for
luck ain't a lady when love ain't around
and the midnight madonna is in her calico gown
v1
She likes the wild eyed rough ridin' cowboy type
once had a lover but love let her down
he left and she cried somethin' broke inside
she walks the shadows on the night side of town
the midnight madonna in her calico gown

(repeat refrain)
v2
She'll take what you give her for the time you spend with her
lift you up and lay you so gently back down
what haunts you mostly, a vision so ghostly
to awake and madonna ain't nowhere around
just the quiet soft rustle of her calico gown

(repeat refrain)
line 3 she asked me point blank, "Did you get what you came for?"
(don’t forget what you came for)
Be Right or Be Happy

April

David Hanshaw

2020

CHORUS:
DO YOU WANT TO BE RIGHT, DO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY
DO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY, DO YOU WANT TO BE RIGHT
SHIVERIN COLD OR WARM AND COZY
ALL ALONE OR WITH YOUR BABY AT NIGHT

VERSE 1
LIFE IS FULL OF DISAGREEMENTS
TIMES YOU’RE ALMOST SATISFIED
EMPTY SHELL OR FULL OF FEELING
HOW IT GOES DEPENDS ON HOW YOU DECIDE

CHORUS:
DO YOU WANT TO BE RIGHT, DO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY
DO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY, DO YOU WANT TO BE RIGHT
SHIVERIN COLD OR WARM AND COZY
ALL ALONE OR WITH YOUR LOVER AT NIGHT

VERSE 2
IT’S NOT WHO LIED
IT’S NOT WHO CHEATED
IT’S NOT THE ONES THAT MADE YOU CRY
IT’S ABOUT YOU AND HOW YOU’RE DEALING
WITH A NEED THAT’S BURNING INSIDE

CHORUS:
DO YOU WANT TO BE RIGHT, DO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY
DO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY, DO YOU WANT TO BE RIGHT
SHIVERIN COLD OR WARM AND COZY
ALL ALONE OR WITH YOUR HONEY AT NIGHT

VERSE 3
TALKING LOUD WE’VE RETREATED
RATTLIN’ LIKE TRUCKS ON A CORDUROY ROAD
ABOUT THE PAIN WASHED, RINSED, REPEATED
KEEPIN’ US FROM LOVE THAT NEVER GROWS OLD

CHORUS:
DO YOU WANT TO BE RIGHT OR DO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY
DO YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY OR DO YOU WANT TO BE RIGHT
SHIVER IN THE COLD OR WARM AND COZY
ALL ALONE OR WITH YOUR BABY AT NIGHT

OUTRO YODDLE
TAG
Dark Wind

March

David Hanshaw

2020

DARK WIND
Words and music by David Hanshaw
Copyright 2020

V1
DARK WIND BLEW IN TODAY
SWEPT YOU FROM YOUR MAMA’S ARMS
STOPPED THE DRUM WITHIN YOUR CHEST
WITHOUT SIREN OR ALARM

TEARS FELL FROM HER EYES
LIPS CURSED THE DAY THE CANCER CAME
HER HEART WAS BREAKING FROM THE LOSS
WITH NOWHERE TO LAY THE BLAME

CHORUS
SHE’LL NEVER STOP LOVING YOU
THO LOVE IS CAUSING HER PAIN
SHE KNOWS SHE’LL BE SEEING YOU
WHEN THE DARK WIND SENDS HER YOUR WAY

V2
FRIENDS AND FAMILY FILLED THE HALL
LOVE AND LOSS FILLED OUR HEARTS
BROTHER’S SPOKE OF HOW YOU LOVED THE LIFE
HOW YOUR LAUGHTER LIT THE STARS

HEARTBREAK TEARS TOOK A REST
PAUSING AS THE TOLL BELL RANG
STORIES FILLED THE EMPTINESS
WE LAUGHED, WE CRIED, WE SANG

CHORUS
WE’LL NEVER GET OVER YOU
WE’LL HOLD ON TO THE PAIN
LOVE WILL GET US THROUGH
TILL THE DARK WIND SENDS US YOUR WAY

SOLO

CHORUS
WE’LL NEVER GET OVER YOU
WE’LL HOLD ON TO THE PAIN
LOVE WILL GET US THROUGH
TILL THE DARK WIND SENDS US YOUR WAY

WE’LL NEVER LET GO OF YOU
WE’LL HOLD ON TO THE PAIN
I KNOW I’LL BE SEEING YOU AGAIN
Sweet Little Girl

March

Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro

2020

Thanks to everyone for your comments and critiques. We appreciated them very much and made a couple of changes with the lyrics.

Sweet Little Girl
By Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro ©2019

V1
Seems like yesterday she was playing with dolls
In her nursery room with pretty pink walls
Saying her prayers with her eyes closed tight
Giving butterfly kisses to us every night

Chorus
A sweet little girl with her daddy’s eyes
A sweet little girl with her mother’s smile
As long as we live in this big old world
She’s always gonna be our sweet little girl

V2
Way too soon she’d ride that yellow bus
Our sweet little girl was growing up
The years flew by she was turning sixteen
Had lots of great friends, hopes and dreams

Chorus
A sweet little girl with her daddy’s eyes
A sweet little girl with her mother’s smile
As long as we live in this big old world
She’s always gonna be our sweet little girl

Bridge
We’re proud of everything she’s done
Graduating from college
Our sweet little girl is on her way

Chorus
A sweet little girl with her daddy’s eyes
A sweet little girl with her mother’s smile
As long as we live in this big old world
She’s always gonna be our sweet little girl
As long as we live in this big old world
She’s always gonna be our sweet little girl
If I Didn't Have A Heart

February

Dan DeHart

2020

IF I DIDN’T HAVE A HEART
Dan DeHart


Verse 1
It wouldn’t matter if we said goodbye
And if you left me, I wouldn’t even cry
If you didn’t call, I’d not miss you at all
That is, if I didn’t have a heart.

Verse 3
Sometimes I look around and what do I see
So many women, looking for a man like me
If I wanted to, I’d pick and choose
That is, if I didn’t have a heart.

Chorus:
Cause, it’s with you I want to be
I’m so sure, you were meant for me,
Like the air I breath, you keep me alive
I’m so glad I have a heart and it belongs to you

Break
I wouldn’t care if you didn’t love me too
That is, if I didn’t have a heart.

REPEAT CHORUS

Tag
I’m so glad I have a heart and it belongs to you
Daddys Hammer

February

Paul Boedeker

2020

on the wall
beside a picture
of my children and my wife
a reminder
of another time
another life
it isn’t made of silver
not of diamonds nor of gold
it’s a hammer
a rusty hammer

(chorus)
daddy’s hammer
drove a nail straight and true
daddy’s manner
showed me what I should
and what I shouldn’t do
what you say is one thing
what you do means so much more
daddy’s hammer
daddy’s hammer

(bridge)
words alone won’t build a roof
or keep shoes on growing feet
promises don’t pay the bills
or buy enough food to eat
if you can’t afford it, make it
learn to fix it when you break it
dare to dream, then work to see it through
remember, child, to thine own self be true

when last I saw
him living
he was lying there in bed
eyes were closed
hands were still
not a word was said
he cracked that crooked smile of his
then he bowed his head
gave me his hammer
his trusty hammer
(repeat chorus)
2020 Vision

January

Andrew Richardson

2020

2020 vision
(c) 2020 Andrew Richarsdson!

1/
From the hashtag to Hamilton
From #MeToo to Kardashians
From Game of Thrones to frozen
Empty malls Blockbuster’s closing
Legal weed and Arab spring
Fidget spinners are now a thing
Buy them all on amazon prime
The gig economy is fine
Youtube or Uber
What a fabulous time

Ch/
Been a wild ride through the teens
seen so many of our dreams
And plans come to frution
Because from the other this side
We count it all with pride
With 2020 vision

V2/
Insta filters make you pretty
Title winning leicester city
Exploding phones vuvuzelas
North Korea, venezuela
Was the dress gold or blue
What did the fox say to you?
Angry birds, tide pod fears
Malaysia airplane disappears
Boaty McBoatface on the sea
Lift a glass and sing with me

(Chorus)

V3/
Transgender rights
Turning off the shuttle’s lights
Swiping left but drifting right
Epstein left alone at night
Fyre festivals empty stages
Build a wall put kids in cages
mass shooting maniacs
Boeing 737 max
Ice buckets gangnam style
Doesnt it all make you smile

Bridge/
Pope Francis, Dalai Lama
Megan Markle, Michelle Obama
Beyonce, AOC
Taylor Swift, Greta T
The future is as murky as
Volkswagen emissions
In the twenties can you help us make
some better decisions?
Yes this lyric is too long
But try fitting 10 years in one song!

The Muse

January

Andrew Fischer

2020


Here she comes like a siren
Luring me with her song
And my heart is already broken
Before the first note comes along

There she goes, singing
Singing some old gypsy tune
And my head is already spinning
Spinning around like a moon

She’ll never be my lover
That prayer won’t come true
She’ll never be my lover
But she’ll always be my muse

And when she falls silent
Her green eyes shine like a jewel
And then she disappears for a million years
And I’m left standing here like a fool

She’ll never be my lover
That prayer won’t come true
She’ll never be my lover
But she’ll always be my muse

Sometimes her melody
Still echoes in my mind
And I wish she could be here with me
But no, I’m all alone with my guitar tonight

Here she comes like a siren
Luring me with her song
And my heart is already broken
Before the first note comes along
Racing through the years

November

Graeme Hall

2020

Video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpU-f8zO0jY&feature=youtu.be


When you're 5 years old
You're an innocent soul
Believe every rainbow has a pot of gold
You have no concept of you getting old
You're like liquid jello, fit in any mold
When you're 5 years old
You believe everything you're told

By 15
You understand mean
You might be Captain of the football team
But your childhood sweetheart, shattered your dreams
Not a boy or a man, you_re just in between
When you're only 15
Yeah, you're still pretty green


Pre-chorus
Just try and slow it down
Don t rush the best years of your life

Chorus
Cause you're racing through the years
Chasing laughter shedding tears
This is a time you have no fear
Believe your loved ones will always be near
As you're racing through the years

At 25
You really hit your stride
Got a home got a job got a beautiful bride
Got your 10 year plan, time on your side
Got your youth, got your health, it s a hell of a ride
When you hit 25
It feels good to be alive

By 42
Maybe the jokes on you
A teenage daughter and a son like you
You're the bank of Dad, Uber too
No plan, no career, promotion fell through
When you reach 42
Can you still find you

Pre-chorus
Well just refocus in
These are some sweet times in your life

Chorus
Cause you're racing through the years
Chasing laughter shedding tears
You keep a lid on all your fears
Appreciate all you hold dear
As you're racing through the years

Now you're 55
And you're struggling
Each time they knock you down
Just get up again
Cause it's a slow slide
Down to oblivion
Each time you slow life down
Just speeds up and then

You're racing through the years

Instrumental break

By 89
You've wove a checkered time line
Through ridiculous times to reach the sublime
From singing nursery rhymes to Auld Lang Syne
Lot of love, lot of life , all a grand design
When you hit 89
No longer looking for a sign

You reminisce away
To the soundtrack of your life

Your mind racing through the years
Chasing laughter shedding tears
You've faced adversity and fear
By the grace of God you_re here
Still racing through the years


Time to slow down
Take it in
Cause when your race is run
You can't go again

Slow Dance With Me

November

Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro

2020

Slow Dance With Me
by Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro - October 2019

V1
Here we are again sittin' on the couch
Wonderin' what to do in this empty house

Let's go back when it was just you and I
Planning our lives through innocent eyes

Pre Chorus
I can show you how, we can do it right now

Chorus 1
Slow dance with me put some Elvis on
Slow dance with me hold me in your arms
Whispering words our hearts used to say
Take us back to yesterday

V2
We'll rewind to when we were around the clock lovers
Not a care in the world, waiting on each other

Pre Chorus
I can show you how, we can do it right now

Chorus 2
Slow dance with me put some Conway on
Slow dance with me hold me in your arms
Remembering when we made time to play
Take us back to yesterday

Bridge
We'll turn the world off, dim the lights low
Just the two of us, never needed much
Love was always enough

Chorus 3
Slow dance with me put some Ray Charles on
Slow dance with me hold me in your arms
Recapturing dreams along the way
Take us back to yesterday
Recapturing dreams along the way
Take us back to yesterday

Out Chorus
Slow dance with me put some Willie on
Slow dance with me hold me in your arms
Slow dance with me
Slow dance with me
Take us back to yesterday
Slow dance with me