Songs Submitted for Year 2022

10 Hours

May

Narissa Bond

2022

Ten Hours
Words and music by Narissa Bond

Verse
The sun is rising over my shoulder
Driving fast in a borrowed car
Yes I know where I am going
Even though I’ve never been there before

Faded lines roll down this highway
Where the trees grow up to the side of the road
Ive got delta dreams on my mind
Where a river of love overflows

Chorus
Ten hours and counting
Nine hours to go
Eight hours have gone by
Only two more to go

Virginia to the Carolinas
The Carolinas to Georgia
on my mind
Only one hour before
I hold you in my arms

Verse
Yes I know where I am going
Driving into a sunset sky
Night is chasing this daylight
The horizon is so bright almost blinding my eyes

I have waited for a lifetime
Yes I’ve known you before
I lost you once, now I don’t want
To ever, ever let you go

Chorus
Ten hours and counting
Nine hours to go
Eight hours have gone by
Only two more to go

Virginia to the Carolinas
The Carolinas to Georgia
on my mind
Only one hour before
I hold you in my arms





Til The Storm Passes

May

Tammy Carroll

2022

Til The Storm Passes

V1
Through the window blows a bitter breeze.
A cold chill shakes me to my knees.
The frosty touch upon my skin,
Are your memories trying to come in.

V2
What is it I'm supposed to do?
What steps to be rid of you?
Cause when I turn, I see you there...
With your cold heart and icy stare.

Chorus:
Well I'm waiting til the storm passes,
Waiting til the storm passes.
When your darkness fades.
Well I'm waiting til the storm passes,
Waiting til the storm passes.
When I'll see the light of day.
When you go away.

V3
The stars have left the darkened skies.
Your cold lips only speak lies.
Your frosty grip wraps around my heart,
Lacerates and tears apart.

Bridge:
What a frigid soul you become,
With bitter winds that leave me numb.

(To Chorus)
Do They Ever Know

May

Keith Shetterly & Amanda Camden

2022

“Do They Ever Know” by Shetterly/Camden Copyright 2022

Do they ever know, ever see
Are they sometimes down here with you and me
Do they always smile, never cry
Are they happy flyin’ ‘round in the sky
Do they ever know…

CHORUS:
We know they're up above
but do they feel our love
Yeah we miss them
do they know oh oh oh
do they ever know

Do they ever know, ever hear
Are they list’nin’ when we say our prayers
Do they always run, never tire
Are they singin’ in the angel’s choir
Do they ever know…

CHORUS:
We know they're up above
but do they feel our love
Yeah we miss them
do they know oh oh oh
do they ever know

BRIDGE:
When I think / I can't / go on
That's when I feel / wrapped in / their arms
I hope they know
I hope they know

CHORUS OUTRO
We know they're up above
but do they feel our love
Yeah we miss them
do they know oh oh oh
…I believe they know…
Black Cloud

May

Zane Nordin

2022

Even on a clear and bright,blue-sky day
It's ALWAYS rainin' on my parade
-
c1
I must live under a black cloud
it's always rainin' on my parade
My skies are always dark, somehow
I must live under a Black Cloud
v1
I've got the absolute worstest luck
Anybody has ever seen,
I just can't ever seem to get anything right
And even on a clear and bright blue-sky day
The rain falls down on me, they call it 'Liquid Sunshine'
But I believe that I
c2
must live under a Black Cloud
It's always rainin' on my parade
I must live under a Black Cloud
It seems to rain most every day
-b
There's a moat all around the house
The backyard's now a lake
Maybe it's just these tears that I cry
c3
I must live under a Black Cloud
It's always rainin' on my parade
My skies are always dark, somehow
It rains most every day
I must live under a Black Cloud
inst/concl
Ever since she went away
Forecast is steadily gray
-
I must live under a Black Cloud
It's always rainin' on my parade
My skies are always dark, somehow
It rains most every day
I must live under a Black Cloud
Mama's Voice

May

Jay Harris

2022

“Mama’s Voice”
Words and Music by Jay Harris

My heart was hers the day it started beating
Although we wouldn’t meet for many months
She carried me with pride, safe from danger.
And when the time arrived we knew at once.

I hit this world with nothing, softly screaming
She held me tight and whispered baby hush.
I heard the sound that I would trust forever.
The tender loving peace of mama’s voice.

She raised me, often saved me,
Holding two jobs down to keep our lives on track.
She never judged me, always taught me,
learn from doing something wrong and make it right.
It never crossed my mind I had a choice.
Than to trust each word I heard from Mama's voice.

She knew I’d see some trouble as life happened
I guess that’s why she taught me all she knew.
To help me understand the world plays different.
That I may see and hear things that weren’t true.

Well she was right and I fell for some stories
And as I recall as well a girl or two.
Some guys I thought were friends were only bullies.
They made me do things that I knew I shouldn't do.

Chorus

I barely knew my Daddy's name but I don’t care.
I pretended , but I knew that wasn't fair.
To not know me or care how mom was getting on.
But no worries, I assure you she was strong,
Right up until the day that she was gone.

I hope she’d like the man that my wife married.
Our kids are growing up fast, true and strong.
Our house is filled with love and hope and caring.
Just like the one I lived in with my Mom.

Chorus

Old wool sweater

May

Alan Young

2022

There's an old wool sweater,
 Hanging in my closet.
It's been years since it's felt the  weather.
This old friend of mine 
 It's a kinda worn and tattered,
It's colors Fade with time.
But the collar is still together,
Kept me warm inside.

I think of all the time it took,
Woven thread that intertloop
Touched with thought and care.
Knit one purl one and then again mixed with love until the end
Made with hands  that share.

There's an old wool sweater,
 Hanging in my closet.
It's been years since it's felt the  weather.
This old friend of mine 

Hand me down this woven ware
My father wore it when he was here
A gift he left for me

And I see you rocking there in your chair, granny glasses long gray hair
Aging smile with  deep blue eyes.
Humming songs of yesteryear, moments passed  a voice that's clear.
stories I love to hear.

There's an old wool sweater,
Safely put away.
its fibers tell a story.
Of the  love  you gave.


 
My Christmas

May

Mark Winters

2022

My Christmas Key A 123 Bpm Train Shuffle Beat
05/08/2022
V0c

[Intro]


[Verse 1]

I feel a change in the air
A little tingling jingle of cool in my hair
It makes me think of hot chocolate
and peppermint too


I feel like a red sweater
a quick letter to my friends
We have all been away and should take a
Day to renew

[Pre-chorus]
It’s a feeling
It’s a season
A reason to, to change my
view

[Chorus]
My Christmas is filled with song
My friends come along
Singing with
holiday cheer

[Chorus 2]

My Christmas is filled with love
My family and great big hugs
Find your joy with me
Here


[Verse 2]
I’m ready to shop till I drop
Sprinkling cheer at every stop
I try to be thoughtful
with ever box

I’m ready to make a big meal
Bright colors and holiday feel
Bringing love to my family
It’s hard to stop

[Pre-chorus]
It’s a feeling
It’s a season
A reason to, to change my
view


[Chorus]
My Christmas is filled with song
My friends yeah come along
Singing with
holiday cheer

[Chorus 2]

My Christmas is filled with love
My family and great big hugs
Find your joy with me
here

[Bridge]

Stop for a moment
Remember the reason
Let’s stop for a moment
Take a breather

The season for faith
The season for love

The season for faith
The season for love

[Pre-chorus]
It’s a feeling
It’s a season
A reason to, to change my
view


[Chorus]
My Christmas is filled with song
My friends come along
Singing with
holiday cheer


[Chorus 2]

My Christmas is filled with love
My family and great big hugs
Find your joy with me
here


[outro]
Peanut Butter Whiskey

May

Wallace Chase

2022

Peanut Butter Whiskey
By Wallace Chase: Double You See Music, 2002

Chorus:
Peanut butter whiskey,
you know it's kind of risky,
so come on baby pour us a glass.
It makes your body tickle
enough to make you giggle.
We’ll sip it slow and make it last.
I don’t want your rum or your tequila.
I’m a Tennessee mountain-made believer.
Just open up that bottle of peanut butter whiskey tonight
and hold tight.

Verse 1:
When I was just a baby
and I was acting crazy.
My mama had the flask in her purse.
First, she’d take a swallow
then put some in my bottle,
I guess that’s why the drink is my curse.

When I was seventeen
I was tall, cool, and lean.
A hard-riding rhythm machine.
I liked Kahlua in my coffee,
for lunch, I liked my saki.
And Sour Diesel put me to sleep.

PreChorus:
Ooh
but when I needed something
to hit the groove and
really get me pumpin, it was

Chorus:
Peanut butter whiskey
you know it's kind of risky,
so come on baby pour us a glass.
It makes your body tickle,
enough to make ya giggle.
We’ll sip it slow and make it last.
I don’t want your rum or your tequila.
I’m a Tennessee mountain-made believer.
Just open up that bottle of peanut butter whiskey tonight.


Verse 2:
When I started working
and my head would be hurting,
I need something to settle my nerves.
So I would pop a beer, maybe 2, 3, or 4.
It didn’t cut it so I headed straight to
the liquor store for my

Chorus:
Peanut butter whiskey,
You know it’s kind of risky,
So come on baby pour us a glass.
It makes your body tickle,
enough to make ya giggle.
We’ll sip it slow and make it last.
I don’t want your rum or your tequila.
I’m a Tennessee mountain-made believer.
Just open up that bottle of peanut butter whiskey tonight
and hold tight

Blues Harp Solo:

Chorus:
Oh Give me
Peanut butter whiskey,
You know it’s kind of risky
So come on baby pour us a glass
It makes your body tickle
enough to make ya giggle.
We’ll sip it slow and make it last.
I don’t want your rum or your tequila.
I’m a Tennessee mountain-made believer.
Just open up that bottle of peanut butter whiskey tonight
and hold tight.
Gaggle of Love

May

John Garbo & Jim Findlay

2022

Verse
I got a gaggle of love for you honey
Way down in my heart
I got a gaggle of love for you baby
It’s tearing me apart
I call your name, I get down on my knees
I love you more than a plate of black-eyed peas
You’re even better than a good hard sneeze

I got a gaggle of love for you honey
Leaves a lump in my throat
I got a gaggle of love for you baby
I think you got my goat
I’m pullin’ my hair and rubbin’ my eyes
I love you more than Lincoln and apple pie
It’s one of those things money can’t buy

Bridge
Come to me baby, come to me baby, come to me
I want to love you, I want to love you, oh darlin’ can’t you see

Verse
I got a gaggle of love for you honey
Running down my leg
I got a gaggle of love for you baby
Please don’t make me beg
I’ll mortgage the house, I’ll buy us a car
I’ll even sell my Bently guitar
I’ll make you feel bigger than a Hollywood star
This Baby Bed

May

Dan DeHart

2022

This Baby Bed
Dan DeHart 2022

This baby bed has been passed around
Foe so many years just a hand me dooown
Now this bed is again taken down
Bound for the attic, wearing a frown
====================
Chorus
If this baby bed could tell it’s story
Of being the lap for the ones we’ve loved
Rock-a-by baby it’d sing all night
Sweet dreams baby, sleep tight
====================
SOLO
====================
BRIDGE
This baby bed has done it’s job well
What happens next, only time will tell.
===================
Set it up again when the time is right
To do what it loves, every night
cuddle a child till the morning light
Peak-a-boo baby sleep tight.
============
Chorus
===============
Tag
Rock-a-by baby would play all night
Sweet dreams baby, sleep tight







Steering wheel

May

Paul Boedeker

2022

(verse 1)
All these roads
look the same to me.
You decide, I will ride
turn the key.
Hold on tight
…both hands
live and learn, don’t crash and burn
that’s the plan.

(chorus)
I only point, where you make me
only go, wherever you take me
I can turn, but I can’t feel
Detroit steel, steering wheel
(verse 2)
spend today
It’s yours to use
bet it all, it’s your call
win or lose.
if I could wish
my wish for you
simply be, that dream you see
will come true.

(bridge)
I won’t tell you where to go
or what to do once you get there
don’t need to know
the why or the wherefore
Memphis side street
Abilene fencerow
winding curve
or straight and narrow
I can turn, but I can’t feel
Detroit steel, steering wheel

(repeat chorus)
Wherever He Leads Me

May

Buddy Trotter

2022

V1
Walking down a dark and lonely road
Can’t decide how far to go
A crossroad is just up ahead
Which way to turn I just don’t know

C1
Wherever He leads me I will go
I’m not certain of the path I need
Surely God will extend His hand
He knows the way better than me

V2
What destination? I’m not sure, but He shows the way
For He knows my worth
My knowledge is only of this world
His realm is of heaven and earth

C2
Wherever He leads me I will go
I’m not certain of the path I need
Surely God will extend His hand
He knows the way better than me

Br
If I choose the wrong path
I know He’ll lead me away
I have to trust He’s taking me
Where I need to be this day

C3
Wherever He leads me I will go
I’m not certain of the path I need
Surely God will extend His hand
He knows the way better than me
He knows the way better than me

907

May

Warren Hanson

2022

907 © 2022, Warren Hanson

verse 1
The numbers on our house were 907
Where I grew up in that small Dakota town.
My dad had nailed them up there on a ladder.
Last time I looked, the seven had fallen down.
That house was the first home that I remember,
And the last thing that I saw a I drove away.
It looked so small in the rearview mirror,
But it was big enough to love me, even when I couldn’t stay.

chorus
The child in me still lives at 907.
It was paradise on the western edge of town.
I never will get closer to God’s heaven
Than I did when I lived at 907.

verse 2
The houses all around were filled with children.
We would play the day away all summer long.
When my mother rang the bell beside the back door,
Time for supper, time for me to head on home.
Then in Westside Park, the locusts started humming,
Like a choir singing hymns in the summer night.
I was thirteen in that park, as the sky was getting dark,
When I kissed a girl for the first time in my life.

chorus

bridge
907. I always will remember.
Warm and safe in bed from the chill December wind.
And the dreams I had back then have come true in who I am.
907. I will never see you again.
Baby Beleive It

May

J.R. 'Rose' Rosenberger

2022


Baby Believe It
Songwriter: J.R. 'Rose' Rosenberger


Verse 1:
Every time I look into your eyes I can see it
Every time you whisper my name I can hear it

Chorus:
And this feeling you’re trying to hide Darling, It cannot be denied
Don’t keep it a secret Baby, Believe It

Verse 2:
Every time you hold my hand I can feel it
Every time you kiss my lips I can taste it

Chorus:
And this feeling you’re trying to hide Is as clear as a cloudless sky
Don’t keep it a secret Baby, Believe It

Chorus:
And this feeling you’re trying to hide Darling, It cannot be denied
Don’t keep it a secret Baby, Believe It
denouement

May

David Morton

2022

WRITER:
( I add6(add9) – bVIImaj7(1st inv) – i9 – biii13sus4 )
Can’t read my mind
My story looted
Grieving for a path
On a map that’s a relic
Ashen, in ruins
Trying to piece it all together
Can’t read my story
How can I restore?

(AGENT THEME)

CHARACTER (5/4):
( vi add11—bVII maj7 – Vsus4(b6) – vi add6(add11) – V7sus4)
Hypnotized by my lies: “It’ll all work out”
Paralyzed, hear my cries, hovering through walls.
Like constellations or temptations, there’s always a myth
Revered as truth or deceit
Will my life ever hang in somebody’s night sky?
Rotating like a mobile
I surrender, a repenter, coerced to the end
Hear the laughter, hereafter, I lost my nerve

AGENT:
( harmonic major scale & double harmonic major scale)
Deus ex machina
Squinting for a sign
Deus ex machina
Cirrus wanders

WRITER:
( I – bVImaj7 – V7)
Racing to ascend, oh why?
Been chained inside a box.
Shoved into a dilemma, I’m a sole prisoner
Stuck in the twists of…
Always waiting for
Denouement
Denouement

INTERLUDE

(AGENT THEME)

WRITER:
( I – bVImaj7 – VI – iiidim(b9) )
I have more stories to tell
©2022
LETS GET AWAY FROM IT ALL

April

Bucky and Marietta Roebuck

2022

V1
LET’S GET AWAY FROM IT ALL, STROLL ALONG THE CHAMPS ELYSE
LET’S SETTLE DOWN LIKE THE PEAL OF A BELL FADING SOFTLY IN THE HILLS AND THE TREES
MAYBE PUT A PEN ON A PAGE, TALK TO MY IMAGINARY FRIEND
SOAKING IN THE SUN AND SALT AND FOAM
JUST MELT AWAY FROM THE SCENE

CHORUS 1
WELL WE ALL WILL KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO GO
THE ANSWER WILL BE WRITTEN IN THE SKY
AND WE’LL FILL OUR CUPS TILL THE SUN COMES UP
SHED A TEAR WHEN HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE

V2
BAILING OUT OF MONTREAL DOWN TO VERA CRUZ
NICE TO HAVE A CHANGE IN SCENERY
THE AIR SMELLS BETTER IN A BRAND NEW TOWN
AND WHISKEY TASTES BETTER BY THE SEA

CHORUS 2
WELL WE ALL WILL KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO GO
THE ANSWER WILL BE WRITTEN IN THE SKY
AND WE’LL FILL OUR CUPS TILL THE SUN COMES UP
SHED A TEAR WHEN HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE

BRIDGE
YOU KNOW IT’S NEVER TOO LATE
TO HAVE A HOLIDAY
JUST A LITTLE ESCAPE
EVERYTHING IS LOVELY WHEN YOU’RE ON HOLIDAY
NO TEARS ON YOUR PILLOW, TAKE ME AWAY

SOLO OVER VERSE
V3
WHEN WE’RE OLD AND GRAY WE’LL RECALL OUR DAYS
JOY WILL FILL OUR HEARTS WITH A SONG
WE MAY PASS AWAY BUT UNTIL THOSE DAYS
WE ALL WILL HAVE A PLACE WE BELONG

CHORUS 3
WELL WE ALL WILL KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME TO GO
THE ANSWER WILL BE WRITTEN IN THE SKY
AND WE’LL FILL OUR CUPS TILL THE SUN COMES UP
SHED A TEAR WHEN HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE
Poppa's Last Parade

April

Jim Gill

2022

Poppa’s Last Parade – Jim Gill

1. We drove through acres of plastic red wreaths
at Houston National Cemetery
Like watchfires warming the headstones
of dear departed souls.

2. We lined up in lane 3
to wait our turn
to process to the pavilion
to pay our last respects.
when we stood in place
Poppa was carried from the hearse
we huddled round to say our last goodbyes.
(Taps)
Bridge 1. A soldier played taps in the distance
on a plastic digital horn
pastor read from the holy word
and we bowed our heads and wept

3. Raising the flag from his casket
folded with precision and care
A soldier knelt to give us
our grateful nation’s thanks.

Bridge2 We marched back to our cars
for the parade must move on
Filing out single file
making way for the next family

4. We drove back through acres of plastic red wreaths
at Houston National Cemetery
like watchfires warming the headstones
of dear departed souls.

Tag As the red tail lights fade
on Poppa’s last … parade.

(Reveille)
Flowers

April

Narissa Bond

2022

Flowers
Words and Music by Narissa Bond

Verse 1
Some push through the cracks in the sidewalk
Tattered and torn
But colorful masterpieces
Survivors still they grow, they grow
Still reaching for higher ground

Flowers
Million colored petals
Reaching for the sunlight
Canvas of a big, blue sky
(2 times)

Verse 2
Some bear fruit
After fragrant blossoms fill the air
They spring to life from an ancient tree
Red apples, cherries, oranges, oranges and figs
Sweetness to sooth a bitter world

Flowers
Million colored petals
Reaching for the sunlight
Canvas of a big, blue sky
(2 times)

Verse 3
Sunflowers for the bees and golden finches
Try to grow, taller than the trees
Speckled orange yellow, fancy pink lantana
For the butterflies, flying free

Bridge
Moonflowers only bloom
In the still moonlight only seen by few
Too delicate for the morning sun
Their lives end too soon still…

We are flowers
Million colored petals
Reaching for the sunlight
Canvas of a big, blue sky

Copyright August 23, 2021
Strong Girl

April

Molli McMills

2022

STRONG GIRL by Molli McMills
(Produced by Willie B. Sung by Aliceann Andrus-Klein)

V1
Used to worry ‘bout me. I had a rough start
Daddy was gone and our life was hard
There were plenty of times we had no water or heat
V2
When my mama was home she was all strung out
So I’d get on the bus with no one around
‘Cause if I went to school they’d give me something to eat.
Pre
And some other kids would look down their nose
At my greasy hair and my dirty clothes
But I had a friend and she would say to me.
Chorus:
You’re a strong girl so understand you gotta be your own helping hand
You got the power, you got the fight, You’re a strong girl, you’re gonna be alright.
V3
Well I must’ve been ten when I figured it out
I could be my mom there asleep on the couch
If I wanted more than that it was up to me.
Pre
So I studied hard and I made the grade.
Talked to some people and got out of that place
Pretty soon I really did believe
Chorus
I’m a strong girl I understand how to be my own helping hand
I got the power I got the fight, I’m a strong girl, now I do alright
Bridge:
When I say I get you, I really do.
I know you can make it. I see myself in you.
Chorus:
You’re a strong girl so understand you have to be your own helping hand
You got the power, you got the might,
You’re a strong girl, you’re gonna be alright.

I’m a strong girl I understand how to be my own helping hand
I got the power I got the might,
I’m a strong girl.
Buzzard's Roost Texas

April

Anna Beavers

2022

Buzzard’s Roost, Texas ©Anna Beavers 2022

He walked into a tavern in Buzzard’s Roost Texas
Slapped a dollar on the counter and ordered a beer
He said, ‘I’m lookin’ for a man named Jim Allen
I think my wife’s been with him in here’

Instrumental refrain

He wore Del Rio dust like an armor of anger
His face was as hard as the mud on his boots
You knew when you looked in the eyes of this stranger
That he was a man with nothing to lose

CHORUS
Oh, a gun on a hip is the devil’s companion
When a man is looking for someone to blame
For a woman he lost in a battle for freedom
And the hole in his heart where he wrote her name

Instrumental refrain

The bartender nodded to a booth in the corner
Where a raven-haired beauty leaned in to a man
With his hand on his gun the old man walked to her
Sayin’ “You’ll never see Jim Allen again”

Instrumental refrain…

An old church bell rings at the Sisters of Mercy
A cross with her name is all that remains
But people in town say at night when the moon’s bright
An old man in shackles.. whispers her name.


Repeat Chorus

Instrumental refrain out
Pan Galactic Zoo

April

John Garbo & Carl Paldolfi

2022

VERSE
THE HUMAN HABITAT EXHIBIT IS THE PLACE I CALL MY HOME
FIFTY LIGHTYEARS FROM NOWHERE BUT NOWHERE CAN I ROAM
I WAS ABDUCTED BY A SPACESHIP WITH A PROBE-HAPPY CREW
AND NOW I’M A GENUINE SPECIMEN OF THE HUMAN RACE IN THE PAN GALACTIC ZOO

THE KEEPERS HERE ARE REALLY NICE WHEN IT’S FEEDING TIME
AS CROWDS LINE UP AROUND THE BLOCK SO THEY CAN WATCH ME DINE
AND PERVS ACROSS THE GALAXY COME TO SEE ME SCREW
I’M A GENUINE SPECIMEN OF THE HUMAN RACE IN THE PAN GALACTIC ZOO

REFRAIN
EVERY TIME I TAKE A CRAP, THE VISITORS CHEER AND CLAP
THEY ANXIOUSLY AWAIT MY EVERY MOVE
SUNDAYS I ROLL OUT MY MAT WHEN IT’S TIME TO TAKE A NAP
AND THURSDAY’S MY DAY IN THE PETTING ZOO

VERSE
TUESDAY’S JUST ANOTHER DAY WHEN YOU’RE FAR FROM HOME
LIVING OUT YOUR SORRY LIFE INSIDE A PLASTIC DOME
TOURISTS GATHER AT THE VIEWPORTS FOR A CHANCE TO SEE
THE KIND OF LIFE THAT ONCE WAS LIVED BY A GUY WHO LOOKS LIKE ME

MATING SEASON’S HERE I JUST MIGHT GET LUCKY TONIGHT
CUDDLING MY ASSIGNED MATE HOLDING HER SO TIGHT
BUT WHEN THE CROWD STARTS TO GIGGLE IT REALLY SPOILS THE MOOD
OH, I’M A GENUINE SPECIMEN OF THE HUMAN RACE IN THE PAN GALACTIC ZOO

REFRAIN
EVERY TIME I TAKE A CRAP, THE VISITORS CHEER AND CLAP
THEY ANXIOUSLY AWAIT MY EVERY MOVE
SUNDAYS I ROLL OUT MY MAT WHEN IT’S TIME TO TAKE A NAP
AND THURSDAY’S MY DAY IN THE PETTING ZOO

VERSE
THEY COLLECT THE VERY BEST FROM ACROSS THE MILKY WAY
TEN THOUSAND LONELY SPECIES FLUFFED UP AND ON DISPLAY
AND ME I’M JUST A HOMESICK GUY FROM A PLANET MOSTLY BLUE
A GENUINE SPECIMEN OF THE HUMAN RACE IN THE PAN GALACTIC ZOO
YES, I’M A GENUINE SPECIMEN OF THE HUMAN RACE IN THE PAN GALACTIC ZOO

Swaying Tree

April

Mark Winters

2022

Swaying Tree


Swaying in the wind with me we are not who we seem to be
We sit still for a while Stop become a point in time

Ruffling and gliding along carried with the tapestry
Shifting and changing the edges life takes its form

Ooo oooo Ima a dancing tree come sway with me
Ooo – oooo by my side my lovely bride

Sunshine brightens my canopy Glory reflected from you to me
My journey is plan to see Life of motion and charity

Free to dance with me wind and sun are my energy
To share a vibrant life to all the world around me

Ooo oooo Ima a dancing tree come sway with me
Ooo – oooo by my side my lovely bride


Living is moving Keep your mind alive
The tapestry needs you Help bring it to life
Join me, as we dance in time
Moving together moving together

Ooo oooo Ima a dancing tree come sway with me
Ooo – oooo by my side my lovely bride

Ooo oooo Ima a dancing tree come sway with me
Ooo – oooo by my side my lovely bride



There for Each Other

April

Wallace Chase

2022

Wallace Chase ©2022 Double You See Music
"There For Each Other"

Verse
You have a sad look on your face.
I could stay and we could talk for a while.
Right here, tonight.
You see I’m a little blue as well.
I’m lonely, and I could use a little company.
Right here, tonight.

Pre Chorus
You can tell me if it feels all wrong,
then I’ll call a cab and leave.
But if there’s a chance and it's ok,
We can meet each other's needs.

Chorus
We’ll be there for each other, yeah
Oh yeah, we’ll be there for each other, yeah
We’ll make it through the night
We’ll be there for each other, yeah
Oh, we’ll be there for each other, yeah

Verse
Let me pour a glass of wine,
for the both of us and close the blinds.
Right here, tonight.
Your eyes are telling me to stay
and I’m feeling like we’re on our way.
Right here, tonight.

Pre Chorus
I don’t want to go anywhere
and I think you feel the same.
In the morning if we’re in each other’s arms
and if we feel ashamed...

Chorus
We’ll be there for each other, yeah
Oh, we’ll be there for each other, yeah
We’ll make it through the night.
We’ll be there for each other, yeah
Oh, we’ll be there for each other, yeah
We’ll make it through the night.

Bridge
I know that it’s getting late
and we’ve been taking it slow.
But talking isn’t all I want
and baby, I need you to know.

Chorus
We’ll be there for each other, yeah.
Oh, we’ll be there for each other, yeah.
We’ll make it through the night.
We’ll be there for each other, yeah
Oh, we’ll be there for each other, yeah
We’ll make it through the night.
Why Country? (A Songwriter's Lament)

April

Buddy Trotter

2022

V1
An email requested a romance song
For a new show on TV
So I got out my guitar and wrote a tune
That’d be the best to ever come out of me

I made it sound as modern as I could
With no strumming guitars or pedal steel
I sent it to ‘em and waited to hear
And the answer seemed unreal

Chorus
Sounds too country
But it was good of you to try
Why’d they think it was country?
Maybe ‘cause I sang “Ah” instead of “I”

V2
An email requested a worship song
For a local choir to sing
So I wrote a song that I thought
Would make all the church bells ring

I made it sound as reverent as I could
With no fiddles or other stuff
I sent it to ‘em and waited to hear
If it was religious enough

Chorus
Sounds too country
We’re not that type of choir
Why’d they think it was country?
Maybe ‘cause I sang “far” instead of “fire”

Bridge
Been sendin’ in songs and payin’ them money
I could have been investing in gold
Hearing that my songs are not what they want
Is getting kind of old

V3
An email requested a hit song
For an up-and-coming rapper to sing
I hit the delete button right away
Before I sent anything

I picked up my trusty old guitar
And sat out under a tree
A little bird on a limb heard me play
And really seemed interested in me

Chorus
Sounds kinda country
Looks like he’s that kind of bird
Glad he likes my country
Nice to finally have my songs heard

Completely

April

Warren Hanson

2022

COMPLETELY © 2022, Warren Hanson

verse 1
There’s just one way to dive into the ocean,
And that’s completely.
Just one way for me to show you my devotion.
That’s completely.
There’s no way life could be better than you and me together.
I thank whoever’s watching us from up above.
I only know one way to love you.
That’s completely.

bridge
Richer, poorer. Better, worse.
As long as there’s a universe,
Long as the sun and moon and stars all shine above you.
To have and hold, just you and I.
Sickness and health, and live or die.
Through it all, I know that I will always love you.

verse 2
There’s no way to understand forever,
Except completely.
It’s like understanding love, but never ever
Quite this deeply.
There’s no way love could be better than you and me together.
So whether we are here or up above,
I’ll only know one way to love you.
That’s completely.

I will always love you…
completely.
High on Hope

April

Jay Harris

2022

High On Hope



There are some days that I don’t remember. There are some days I’ll never forget.

Like our day in the sun, in front of everyone, promising to love and respect.

No way anything could ever destroy us, no way anything could come in between.

But we lost our minds, screaming hurts and lies , using words just because they were mean.



Slamming doors and throwing bottles we’d drinken. Making up and then lovin all night.

Three good days in a row and your’e thinking, that your’e gonna be good and play nice.



You get me High on hope when you say your’e not leaving,

High on hope and you get me believing ,

High on hope that your’e never gonna let me go.

You get me high on hope, that wer’e gonna be better,

High on hope that your’e staying forever

High on hope, and then you say you don’t know.



There’s no excuse for my childish behavior, no excuse for always being high.

I want to rewind, forget the day and time, that’s a fact that I just cant deny.

But can’t you see how you helped to fuel it, pushing me I simply had no choice,

You know how you do, till I don’t know what to do, then the next thing I’m raising my voice.



Are you that hell bent on believing, you exist just to shatter my life?

I’m committed to changing for better and I don’t even have to think twice.



You get me High on hope when you say your’e not leaving,

High on hope and you get me believing ,

High on hope that your’e never gonna let me go.

You get me high on hope, that wer’e gonna be better,

High on hope that your’e staying forever

High on hope, and then you say you don’t know.



Hey come on let's make it work and forever. Love is hard baby there ain’t no doubt.

Where’s that sweet tender voice I remember,

Right now all you do is scream and shout.


You get me High on hope when you say your’e not leaving,

High on hope and you get me believing ,

High on hope that your’e never gonna let me go.

You get me high on hope, that wer’e gonna be better,

High on hope that your’e staying forever

High on hope, and then you say you don’t know.
Glad You Weren't Around/If Life Gives You Lemons, You've Gotta Get a New Life

April

David Morton

2022

Woke up late again this morning with a headache for an alarm clock
You cleared out, packed up and left with all my crap on the front lawn
but knocking at my door is misery wanting my company.

Glad you weren’t around I know it’s me you’re better off
Misery’s sandbagging me I’m getting drug down
I wish the best for you
I miss the best of me
An odd way to show my love but I’m glad you weren’t around

Racing car running on empty red lights stopping me from clocking-in
Boss-man shouting very colorfully in the shape of a pink slip
Been made an example of when misery loves my company

BRIDGE
Misery left everything a mess
I gotta get something else
Misery is not for me (uh-uh)
I gotta get, gotta get, gotta get a new life

I wish the best for you
I miss the best of me
I wish the best for you
I miss the best of me
an odd way to show my love but I'm glad you weren't around

NEW SONG
If life gives you lemons, you gotta get a new life

©2022
Hey, Hey Honey!

April

Zane Nordin

2022

First take at this song. It's a euphemism. 😉

Hey Hey Honey! (c) 2021 Zane Nordin
-
Well, Hey Hey Hey! Honey What do you say?
Would You like to play a Game with me?
It's called, 'Hey Hey Hey', Honey, what do ya say? (Hey Hey Hey)
-
Baby, Ho, Ho Ho! Tell me, what do you know?
Would You like to go somewhere and turn the lights down low?
We could, 'Hey Hey Hey', Honey what do ya say? (Hey Hey Hey)
-
Hey Hey Hey! Honey,
I think you're really fine
Hey Hey, Hey Hey, Hey Hey Honey!
I want YOU to be mine
We could "Hey Hey HEY! Hey Hey HEY'
All the time (Hey Hey Hey)
_
So, Hey Hey Hey, Honey
Hey Hey Hey, Honey
Hey Hey Hey Hey
Hey Hey Honey!
What do ya say? (Hey Hey Hey)
(This song is a euphemism) 😉
(chorus)
Way Down There

April

Dan DeHart

2022

Way Down There
Dan DeHart 2022

I saw this ad about getting away,
down to the islands for a couple a days way
Palm trees swaying by the bay
A perfect place to stay
====================
We can go, what do you say?
We need some time just to get away
We can go for your birthday
Please say that it’s OK
=============================
I just wanna go down there, spend some time in the sun down there
You and me without a care, feel the wind blow through our hair
Have a drink at the bar down there, fall asleep in a chair down there
Wake up to a steel band Way down there
=======================
Lead
=============================
Bridge
You can bring some books to read, I can write some songs to sing
No TV allowed down there, drink some local beer down there
======================================
Chorus
I just wanna go down there, spend some time in the sun down there
You and me without a care, feel the wind blow through our hair
Have a drink at the bar down there, fall asleep in a chair down there
Wake up to a steel band Way down there

Tag
Way down there
Old Age Is Not For Wimps

March

Dan DeHart

2022

Old Age Is Not For Wimps
Dan DeHart 2022

Woke up this morning, I was hobbling around
My knees were making those popping sounds
My metabolism has slowed way down
I guess my body is breaking down

Called my friends they ask what’s wrong
I said I just hear that swan song
Guess I’m just past my prime
This old age is getting me dowm

Pre-Chorus
How can I make it, day to day,
I just remember what my momma had to say

Chorus
She’d say, this old age is not to my liking
You gotta fight back, just like a Viking
You see Old age is not for a wimp
Give up the cane, walk with a limp.

Lead Break

So when you think it’s all about to end
Get off the couch and call a friend
Go for a walk and enjoy the day
And remember what my mom’d say

Chorus
She’d say, this old age is not to my liking
You gotta fight back, just like a Viking
You see Old age is not for a wimp
Give up the cane, walk with a limp.

Tag
And one more thing I have to say
Write a song every day
Straight Through the Middle of a Broken Heart

March

Molli McMills

2022

Straight Through the Middle of a Broken Heart By Molli McMills

V1- I packed up all my things and I gave back the rings, ashamed that what I thought was right, was wrong
I felt like I was breaking, cried ‘til I was shaking, at mistakes I’d been making way too long
Pre- Called my mom and said, “I don’t know what to do.” She said, “ Just keep crying, it’ll come to you,”

Ch- ”Sometimes falling apart is the only way to ever be ok again
Somehow you gotta feel what you need to feel, it’s the way to heal, when anything ends
Pain is where you start, ‘cause the road to new beginnings is straight through the middle of a broken heart”

V2- It was a sunny Sunday morning, love struck me without warning, only you could change my heart so fast
‘Cause I didn’t trust myself to love somebody else, and I couldn’t see our future for my past
Pre- Who knew love could ever be as sweet as this, I’d go through anything for everything it is yeah

Ch- Sometimes falling apart is the only way to ever be ok again
Somehow you gotta feel what you need to feel, it’s the way to heal, when anything ends
Pain is just the start, ‘cause the road to our beginnings was straight through the middle of my broken heart

Br- Now we got the news, its a fight can lose, I’m so afraid for you but you’re afraid for me
I wanna love you better, wrap you ‘round me like a sweater
and you say you’re scared i’m gonna fall to pieces when you leave.

Ch- Sometimes falling apart is the only way to ever be ok again
Somehow you gotta feel what you need to feel, it’s the way to heal, when anything ends
Pain is where I’ll start, ‘cause I’ll love you forever straight through the middle of a broken heart”
Tag And the road to new beginnings is straight through the middle of a broken heart.





If I Only Had the Time

March

Craig Edel

2022

If I Only Had The Time /
Please Don’t Think I’m Missing You

Music and Lyrics by James Craig Edel Copyright © James Craig Edel
713-822-6349 jedel1@comcast.net


Maybe you tried me on the telephone
It could have been some time I wasn't home
And sometimes, I miss it when the doorbell rings
I've been so busy doing lots of things

And please don't think I'm missing you
In fact, I'm doing fine
And I'd be happy ever after
If I only had the time

There's lots of women chasing after me
I'd get to know them if my time was free
And I'm really feeling like I'm in my prime
I'd like to show you when I've got some time

And please don't think I'm missing you
In fact, I'm doing fine
And I'd be happy ever after
If I only had the time

Time
I've got some laundry
Time
And there's bills to pay
Time
And there's some other things
Time
I gotta do today

Well if you heard that I'm not over you
Don't pay attention, 'cause it isn't true
And if I dream that we're in love again
It only happens every now and then

And please don't think I'm missing you
In fact, I'm doing fine
And I'd be happy ever after
If I only had the time

Yes, I'd be happy ever after
If I only had the time
Learn To Be

March

Buddy Trotter & Danny Liggett

2022

Learn To Be
Buddy Trotter & Danny Liggett

Verse 1
Take a good look around
Do you like what you see?
Angry people, bitter posts
Behavior just ugly

This swirls in my mind
Asking continuously
Is this what
We were wanting to be

Pre-chorus
We could be so many things
The best of all we see
Each the kind of person
We all want to be….
So

Chorus
Be kind, Be meek
Courteous and slow to speak
Be gentle, Be strong
Smile all day long
Be the change, show the way
In everything, every day
Learn to Be
Learn to Be (spoken)






Verse 2
We can learn to be gentle
With a helping hand that’s strong
We can learn to forgive
Ask forgiveness when we are wrong

Let these be our guides
This is where we start
Now it’s all up to us
Time to do our part

Pre-chorus
We could be so many things
The best of all we see
Each the kind of person
We all want to be….
So

Chorus
Be kind, Be meek
Courteous and slow to speak
Be gentle, Be strong
Smile all day long
Be the change, show the way
In everything, every day
Learn to Be
Learn to Be (spoken)

© 2022 Buddy Trotter & Danny Liggett
Long Long Time

March

Bucky and Marietta Roebuck

2022

LONG LONG TIME
VERSE 1
I DARKEN THE DOOR WAY WHERE I USED TO LIVE
I HEAR THE LAUGHTER OF CHILDREN INSIDE
I’VE BEEN GONE FOR SO LONG, CHASING A DREAM
JUST GONE IN A CIRCLE IT SEEMS
VERSE 2
I HESITATE, THINK ABOUT TURNING AWAY
SHE OPENS THE DOOR I SEE HER FACE
WE’RE FROZED IN TIME, BUT THE LOOK IN HER EYES SEEMS TO SAY
CHORUS 1
IT’S BEEN A LONG LONG TIME
THINGS CHANGED WHILE YOU WERE AWAY
YOU DON’T BELONG HERE
BUT YOU CAN COME IN, I GUESS IF YOU’VE GOT NO PLACE TO STAY
VERSE 3
WE TALKED ABOUT THE OLD TIMES
BARGAINS I’D BROKEN AND PROMISES THAT I DIDN’T KEEP
THE KIDS AND THE MORTGAGE
AND NIGHTS ON THE TOWN
ARE NOW JUST A FAINT MEMORY
VERSE 4
SHE POURS ME A COFFEE, I STARE AT THE FLOOR
A MIST OF WHAT WE USED TO BE
SHE MENTIONS I’M THINNER AND WORN FROM THE ROAD
AND SHE ASKS IF I ENJOYED BEING FREE
CHORUS 2
IT’S BEEN A LONG LONG TIME
THINGS CHANGED WHILE YOU WERE AWAY
YOU DON’T BELONG HERE
BUT YOU CAN SIT A MINUTE, I GUESS IF YOU’VE GOT NO PLACE TO STAY
BRIDGE
WE’RE ALL SEEKING SOMETHING
WE WANDER FOR NOTHING
THERE’S NO PLACE TO GET OR TO BE
WE BECOME WEARY AND GIVE UP THE STRUGGLE
AND IN THAT SURRENDER WE’RE FREE
VERSE 5
I TELL HER I’M SORRY, SHE SAYS THAT’S OKAY
DON’T WORRY BOUT LONG AGO DAYS
HER FINGERS ARE TREMBLING, A TEAR ON HER CHEEK
I GET UP TO LEAVE AND SHE SAYS
CHORUS 3
IT’S BEEN A LONG, LONG TIME
THINGS CHANGED WHILE YOU WERE AWAY
YOU DON’T BELONG HERE
BUT YOU CAN BRING YOUR THINGS IN, I GUESS IF YOU’VE GOT NO PLACE TO STAY




Henrietta

March

Andrew Fischer

2022

Henrietta, baby, Henrietta
I know you love me
But I love you better
And I don’t care what anybody says at all

Henrietta, baby, Henrietta
I’m gonna write it
In a long love letter
And I don’t care what anybody says at all

Let them talk and say what they will

[Instrumental]

Henrietta, baby, Henrietta
I know you love me
But I love you better
And I don’t care what anybody says at all

Let them talk and say what they will
Heartbeat

March

Mark Winters

2022

Heartbeat


Im walking in the fire stripping and dripping down Feel the heat wash through me to the ground
See the faces in the fire laughing and dancing around smell the flames burning out in the sound

Im running in my mind – ripping and tearing the sound – screaming until im upside down
Hear the beat in my mind gripping and driving the pedal - man - I’m going blind

Heart beat,my Heart Beat its rushing thru my veins
Heart beat, oh Heart Beat its pumping through my Brain

Im Jumping to the sound, flipping and tripping around, straining to leave the ground
Feel the rhythm on my skin, rushing and rushin in, its consuming me alive

Im Flying through the trees, Zigging and zagging around, so high I’ll never be found.
See the lights in the sky, dimming and flashing high, Showing me the way-to-get-out

Heart beat,my Heart Beat its rushing thru my veins
Heart beat, oh Heart Beat its pumping through my Brain

Now is time to catch my breath
Slowing down avoids my death
Recovering my mind before I hop back into the grind

Heart beat,my Heart Beat its rushing thru my veins
Heart beat, oh Heart Beat its pumping - through my Brain oh

Heart beat,my Heart Beat its rushing thru my veins
Heart beat, oh Heart Beat its pumping - through my Brain
God Knows

March

Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro

2022

God Knows
Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro ©2021

V1
I never expected to meet someone like you
And it surprised me; you felt the same way too

V2
Sometimes it’s hard to open up your heart
When life had already torn it apart

Chorus 1
I love you …… like the flowers love the rain
I need you …… like the blood inside my veins
And God knows

V3
Never thought we’d have a second chance at love
But somebody did; an angel from above

V4
All the tears you’ve shed were never meant to last
New beginnings can make up for the past

Chorus 2
I want you …… more than anything in life
Cuz, I know …. you were meant to be my wife
God knows

Bridge
The Lord has blessed us with everlasting joy
A bond that no one can ever destroy

Chorus 2
I want you …… more than anything in life
Cuz, I know …. you were meant to be my wife
God knows
I Wouldn't Change a Thing

March

Tim Bentley, Josh David Walker

2022

V1:
I still recall, that day back in
the spring I fell so hard
I offered you my ring down on my knee
And now look we’ve come so far

Life’s been tough at times
With all the hardships that life can bring
If given the power of the universe
I wouldn’t change a thing

V2:
So many seasons now have come and gone
The kids have gone away
Once again it’s back to you and me
In your arms I want to stay

As fall retreats, and winter sets in
our love can face anything
if given the power of the universe
I wouldn’t change a thing

V3:
When eyes grow weak and our strength fades fast
Our love will make it through
And even when they’ve all moved on
I will stay with you

No matter what life brings our way
These words I still will sing
If given the power of the universe
I wouldn’t change a thing
Simple things

March

Paul Boedeker

2022

(intro)
Eiffel Tower in the Paris lights
Egyptian pyramids in desert night
the Great China wall
the Taj Mahal
places I’ve never been
I could make a lengthy list, it’s true
lament the many things I may never do
I can’t speak for you…but for me

(chorus)
it’s the simple things
picture books and childhood dreams
the little song my daughter sings
and tucks my grand baby in bed
best laid plans are overrated
isn’t all that complicated
life’s an overflowing cup
when you choose to fill it up
with the simple things

(verse)
crickets chirping in the woods tonight
curtains open on the pale moonlight
I’m not for certain, but this just might
be the best it can get…
favorite rocker in the big front room
a quiet lazy afternoon
I suppose I’ll do something soon
but right now I’m gonna sit…
crackling fire to keep us warm
me and my honey baby arm in arm
safe and secure from all alarm
yes I am a lucky son…because for me
(chorus)

(bridge)
castles and kings
glittery things
never make the world go ‘round
if the truth be told
can’t be bought or sold
the greatest treasures to be found…

(chorus)
I'm On The Mend

March

Wallace Chase

2022

I'm On The Mend (revised)

Verse 1
Well, I know everybody, behind my back,
are saying I’m off the rails or I’ve run out of track.
And rightfully so, I’ve had run of bad luck of late.
I’m on my 3rd divorce, got a pile of debt
and the IRS breathing down my neck.
I was recently jailed for hauling half a ton of illegal freight.

Pre Chorus 1
But I just took, a little road trip,
to clear my head, to the sin city strip.
I got a gut feeling my luck’s about to turn around.

Chorus:
Now I’m on the mend, yeah I got a new girlfriend.
She’s straight of the pole but we’re on a roll
On the blackjack table tonight.
In just one more hand, I could win 10 grand
and I’ll make a few friends, hey hey I’m on the mend.

Verse 2
Now the church is keen on kicking me out.
The preacher says I can’t be devout,
because me and his wife might have had a little roll in the hay.
They got a photo of me on the wall at the bank.
I had a bet on a stock, but the market just tanked.
Now I’m in the hole for a hundred and twenty five K.

Pre Chorus 2
But I just got a really hot tip
about a dealer on the take, down on the strip.
I got a really good feeling my luck’s about to turn around.

Chorus:
Now I’m on the mend, yeah I got a new girlfriend.
She’s straight of the pole but we’re on a roll
on the blackjack table tonight.
In just one more hand, I’m gonna win 10 grand
and I’ll make a few friends, hey hey I’m on the mend.

Bridge:
Well, they towed my truck to the repo yard
but I’ll get it back with the right River Card.
If I draw an Ace, I can leave this place
and close my credit collection case.
If I don’t win I’ll take this bottle of gin
and go find a new way to begin to get on the mend again.

Chorus:
Now I’m on the mend, yeah I got a new girlfriend.
She’s straight of the pole but we’re in control
of the Baccarat table tonight.
In just a few more hands, I could win 10 grand.
and I’ll make a lot of friends. Hey hey, I’m on the mend.
And get back on my feet again, yeah I’m on the mend.



Double You See Music, Inc. ©2022
I'm On The Mend
Words and Music by Wallace Chase
My Best Man

March

Warren Hanson

2022

MY BEST MAN © 2022, Warren Hanson

verse
Just like Butch and Sundance when we both were kids,
Whatever one of us would do, the other did.
Catching catfish, skipping stones,
And through the years, as we have grown,
We’ve shared most ev’rything. No secrets, God forbid.
Now I’m about to take a leap into thin air.
Can I rely on you, as usual, to be there?

chorus
Be my best man. Would you be my best man?
There to give your blessing on my wedding day?
I can’t imagine you not standing by my side
As I take the woman of my dreams to be my bride.
You’ve always been my best friend. Would you be my best man?

bridge
Would you bring the ring in your pocket,
And hand it to me when it’s time?
Have a handkerchief at the ready
In case I might start cryin’?
Pose with the maid of honor
For the pictures when we’re done?
If there ever was a best man, you’re the one.

chorus
outro
Through the years, you’ve been my best friend.
Would you be my best man?
Close Your Blinds

March

Buddy Trotter and Jeanie Trotter

2022

V1
The street lights cast a long shadow
As I walk down the road
Past your house, where you and I used to meet.
Your front porch light is on.
There’s a strange car parked outside
And your guest is turning up the heat.

Ch1
Close your blinds
So I don’t see him through your window.
Close your blinds
So the world doesn’t have to see.
Close your blinds,
Don’t you know you’re killing me?

V2
It would be easy to move on,
Walk away from this sight
And lessen the pain that I feel,
But the image burns my eyes.
And I can’t look away;
These scars may never heal.

Ch2
Close your blinds
So I don’t see him through your window.
Close your blinds
So the world doesn’t have to see.
Close your blinds,
Don’t you know you’re killing me?

Bridge
I shouldn’t walk this way anymore.
I know this is where you live.
But I’m sure we broke up too soon,
And I had more love to give.

Ch3
Close your blinds
I can’t stand this anymore.
Close your blinds
Don’t you care the world can see?
Close your blinds,
Don’t you know you’re killing me?
Close your blinds,
Don’t you know you’re killing me?

my days are still

March

David Morton

2022

my days are still…
draped in royal gravity
my days are still…
in passing; floating

it was an army who seized me
imaginary two-by-two
it was a nurse who bled me
blind damages, a broken soul

I yelled, I screamed ceaseless
loose ears responded
I wept, I howled
on shoulders of ghosts, disguised

trails covered by time
deep in wooded abandon


I am missing



©2022
Is Your Radio On?

March

John Garbo and Rex Brown

2022

Verse
Try so hard you get nowhere
Stop acting like don’t really care
Getting worried it’s gone too far
You’re all alone out in your car
Hey momma, is your radio on

Verse
It’s what you do not what you say
Don’t chicken out don’t run away
Take a chance living your dream
Turn it up and make it scream
Hey momma, is your radio on

Chorus
Is your radio on
Is your radio on
Are they playing your song
Are you singing along

Verse
Forget the past nothing to gain
Flush all the rules right down the drain
It’s smoking hot and getting hotter
Your second chance is catching fire
Hey momma, is your radio on

Verse
Give what you can take what you need
Do what you want do what you please
Know what you no turn it to yes
Time to move on change of address
Hey momma, is your radio on

Chorus
Is your radio on
Is your radio on
Are you dancing till dawn
Are you coming on strong

Verse
Try so hard you get nowhere
Stop acting like don’t really care
Getting worried it’s gone too far
You’re all alone out in your car

Hey momma, is your radio on
Hey momma, is your radio on
Hey momma, is your radio on
The Lone Star of Texas

March

Zane Nordin

2022

Lone Star of Texas

Howdy, Y'all, This song is about the Texas Flag 🇨🇱
There's a Lone Star of Texas
Shining bright,flying high for all to see
We Love The Lone Star of Texas
Texas is the home for you and me
-
Well, I'm a native Texan, I'm born and bred
I salute that Texas flag up above my head
When the skies turn dark at night
If there's no pale moon light
There'll be The Lone Star of Texas
-
The Lone Star of Texas
It Shines bright, high above for all to see
I Love The Lone Star of Texas
Texas is the only home for me
-
Texas is a Special Place
It Spreads so far and wide
The closest thing to Paradise
Look at That Lone Star's Shine
You know Texas stands for 'Friend'
That's why Texans are so kind
We are the Lone Star of Texas
-
We're The Lone Star of Texas
We're a Beacon, we shine bright for all to see
We Love The Lone Star of Texas
Texas is the home for you and me
-
God Bless That Lone Star of Texas
Guide The Lone Star of Texas
We are The Lone Star of Texas
Texas is the home for you and me!
Elusive Blues

March

John Connor

2022

ELUSIVE BLUES
By John Connor

V1
The blues elude me, oh yes they do
How to feel bad I don’t have a clue
My kids stayed in school, never arrested
Scholarship to college — SAT tested!
I just can’t get those Elusive Blues
V2
My woman stays true, never would cheat
After all this time that’s a pretty good feat
I drink in moderation, don’t need AA
I don’t cuss, I stop at “Yippie Kay-Ay!”
I just can’t get those Elusive Blues
V3
I quit my job so they gave me a raise
Now I work half the time for twice the pay
Nothing’s wrong, I’m just too happy
Don’t blame me if this song is just too sappy!
I just can’t get those Elusive Blues
V4
Doctor tells me to stop working out
Best thing for you he says is to just lay about.
I don’t gamble that’s my motto
But without even playing, I just won the Lotto!
I just can’t get those Elusive Blues
Put Down These Blues

February

Dan DeHart

2022

Put Down These Blues
Dan DeHart 2022

Since you quit me baby, I’ve been carrying around these blues
Since your quit me baby, I’ve been feeling so blue
Haven’t been nowhere, not even uptown
===================
Since I’ve had the blues, I feel like a junkyard dog
Since I’ve had the blues, been lost in a fog
I must have left my heart, it’s in pieces on the ground
====================
Chorus
Gotta put down these blues, stop carrying them around
Gotta put down these blues, stop carrying them around
If you want me baby, your gonna find me uptown
If you want me baby, your gonna find me uptown
=======================
Lead break like verse
==================
Bridge
I think about you baby, it’s all I do
Don’t know if I can make it without you
===========================
Chorus
Gotta put down these blues, stop carrying them around
Gotta put down these blues, stop carrying them around
If you want me baby, your gonna find me uptown
If you want me baby, your gonna find me uptown
=========================
Tag
If you want me baby, your gonna find me downtown
If you want me baby, your gonna find me downtown
I've Been Thinking Too Much

February

Molli McMills and Willie B.

2022



I’ve Been Thinkin Too Much
Molli McMills /Willie B
V1
I’ve been thinkin of stupid stuff I said I’ve been thinkin I oughta sleep instead
I’ve been thinkin ‘bout my past mistakes and all the time all my thinkin takes
I’ve been thinkin I’ve been thinkin too much

V2
Agonizing over bills to pay analyzing what I did today
Theories rising on wrong and right Its not surprisin I’ve been up all night
I’ve been thinking I’ve been thinking too much

Chorus:
My mind keeps racin, I can’t settle it down. It keeps on runnin around and around
It chatters every minute I can’t get it to hush. It rattles on and on ‘bout how I never do enough. I’ve been thinkin, I’ve been thinkin too much.

Bridge:
Politics, grocery lists, men I kissed and crazy shi-thinking
That was bad, I’m too fat, I forgot to feed the cat thinking
I’m thinkin it’d be fine if it was one thought at a time.

Chorus:
My mind keeps racin, I can’t settle it down. It keeps on runnin around and around
It chatters every minute I can’t get it to hush. It rattles on and on ‘bout how I never do enough. I’ve been thinkin, I’ve been thinkin too much.

V 3
I’ve been breathing now I feel at ease ‘cuz I’m achieving some inner peace
And I’m perceiving how to still my mind, relieved that I’m not thinking all the time
I’ve been thinking, I’ve been thinking too much

Now I’m thinking I quit thinking but I’m thinking I’m still thinking, i quit thinking so much
Sugar in My Coffee

February

Kandi Bartling Connor

2022

Sugar in My Coffee
Words and Music by Kandi Bartling Connor
Accompanied by Glennie Scott

You got that sugar in my coffee, you got that sugar just right.
You got that sugar in my coffee, you got that sugar just right.
I’ll drink that sugar in my coffee with you all day and all night.

Don’t like my coffee bitter.
Don’t like my coffee cold.
But when my coffee’s sweet and hot,
It makes me feel so bold.

I love that sugar in my coffee, you got that sugar just right.
I’ll drink that sugar in my coffee, with you all day and all night.

Don’t like that instant coffee,
Let it percolate all day.
Pour it in my coffee cup
My troubles melt away.

You got that sugar in my coffee, you got that sugar just right.
I’ll drink that sugar in my coffee with you all day and all night.

INSTRUMENTAL

Sweet coffee in the morning
Means the day just can’t go bad.
That sugar in my coffee cup is
The best I’ve ever had.

I love that sugar in my coffee, you get that sugar just right.
You got that sugar in my coffee, you got that sugar just right.
I’ll drink that sugar in my coffee with you all day and all night.
Jewel Eltra

February

Tammy Carroll

2022

Jewel Eltra

[Verse 1]

She waited in the driveway for me to fix my hair
And put my favorite dress on.
And took us to the church, to be prepared
Somehow she knew the war at home

[Verse 2]
I was too young to understand
All the goings on in the world
But looking back, she had a hand
In bringing Jesus to this girl.

[Chorus]
Jewel Eltra,
Jewel Eltra,
Jewel Eltra,
Your witnessing lives on,
In your granddaughter's song.

[Verse 3]
She played guitar with all her heart,
Upon the alter with the band
When the preacher gave the alter call
This 8yo girl raised her hand

[To Chorus]

[Outro]
Em, Am, D7, G
Postcard From Houston

February

Bucky and Marietta Roebuck

2022

VERSE 1 BUCKY
G
I’VE GOT EIGHT LANES OF PAIN, ROLLING STRAIGHT THROUGH MY BRAIN
D
I CRIED ALL THE WAY DOWN TO HOUSTON
MY BABY SENT ME THERE ON A ONE-WAY FARE
G
SAID SEND ME A POST CARD FROM HOUSTON

SOLO OVER VERSE CHORDS

VERSE 2 MARIETTA
LOVE WAS IN BLOOM, UNDER THE TEXAS MOON
WE SHARED A KISS AT LOLA’S IN THE RAIN
BUT THAT WAS LONG AGO, AND LIKE THE TEXAS SNOW
MY LOVE FOR YOU HAS MELTED, AND GONE RIGHT DOWN THE DRAIN

CHORUS
C
THOUSANDS THAT DRIVE, DOWN I-45
G
EVERYDAY TO GALVESON
A
BUT I CAN’T GO NORTH, MY GAL’S SHE’S IN FT. WORTH
D
SHE SAID I MUST REMAIN IN HOUSTON

VERSE 3
G
SOMEDAY SHE’LL SEE, I’LL WIN THAT LOTTERY
D
AND I’LL BE THE TOAST OF THE TOWN
D
AND I WILL LET HER KNOW

I STILL WILL BE HER BEAU
G E
I’LL SEND HER A POSTCARD FROM HOUSTON
Am D G
I’LL SEND HER A POSTCARD FROM HOUSTON
Song of Love

February

Ray Wyatt

2022

Song of Love ©Raymond Wyatt 2022

Put your hand, your hand in mine
Hold it there so delicate and fine
And I will lead you on this trying journey
Put your hand, your hand in mine

Walk with me this rocky path
Leave your fear forever in the past
Raise your head and cast away your worries
Walk with me this rocky path

C> Sing with me, a simple song of love
Raining down from heaven up above
Hear the angels laughing in their glory
Sing with me a song of love

Wrap your arms around my chest
Let me feel the love in your caress
Lay your head so gently on my shoulder
Wrap your arms around my chest

B> Fly with me to Heaven’s golden gate
Wait for me, come early or come late
We will live together in His garden
Fly with me to Heaven’s gate

Lay with me, in a field of green
By the water, placid and serene
Feel the warmth and rhythm of my heartbeat
Lay with me, in a field of green

(Just So I Can ) Crash You Down

February

Zane Nordin

2022

I'm Gonna Lift You Up
Way Above The Clouds
Then I'm Gonna Make It Feel (So Much)
Better Than They'll Allow
I'm Gonna Get You High
Then I'll Show You How To Fly &
I'll Be Your One & True Ally
Yeah, I'm Gonna Lift You Up
Just So I Can
Crash You Down
-
I'll Get You A 'Round'
But, I'll Never Quench Your Thirst
You Can Drink 'Til You Die I'll Never Satisfy
Any More Than That First One
I Will Always Fill Your Cup
You Will Never, Ever Get Enough
I Will Always Cost Too Much
But , I'm Gonna Lift You Up
Just So I Can
Crash You Down
-
Crash You Down
Into The Ground
Ignore Your Pleas
All The Way Down
I'm Gonna Lift You Up
Just So I Can
Crash You Down
- Inst.
-
I'll Get Under Your Skin
I'm Gonna Take Control
I'm Your Only Friend
So, Just Let Me In &
I Can Rule Your Very Soul
I'm Gonna Get You High
You Will Never Ever Learn To Fly
I'll Show You How The Dragon Lies
I'm Gonna Lift You Up
Just So I Can
Crash You Down
-
Crash You Down
Right to The Ground
Ignore Your Pleas
As You Fall Down
I Will Crash You Down
Right to The Ground
Destroy Your Dreams
And Watch You Drown
I'm Gonna Lift You Up
Just So I Can
Crash You Down
Feelin' Alright

February

Wallace Chase

2022

FEELIN’ ALRIGHT
Wallace Chase, Double You See Music Inc.. © 2021

Tonight, I might have taken things too far.
It’s guaranteed to leave a scar.
I could wake up on the floor in the hall,
or a good chance I don’t wake at all.
Tomorrow mornin’ will have its own pain,
so tonight, I’ll chase the dragon in my veins

With coffee that always leads to wine
Mornin’, early noon and night
Am I feelin’ alright?
Yeah I’m feeln’ alright
I guess I’m doin’ alright
Yeah.

There’s a pattern here that I regret.
It starts every evening around sunset.
And there’s a letter in my bottom drawer
for you to read if you don’t hear from me anymore.

With coffee that always leads to wine
In mornin’, and early noon and night
Am I feelin’ alright?
Yeah I’m feeln’ alright
I guess I’m doin’ alright
Yeah.

And for the record, I believed that I could overcome and hold my own,
but looking back, the chemicals and fear of falling down are all I’ve known.
You’ll have so many questions.
I had so many lies.
‘Cause all I let you see was my disguise.

Coffee that always leads to wine
Every mornin’, and afternoon and night
Am I feelin’ alright?
Yeah I’m feeln’ alright
I guess I’m doin’ alright
Yeah.
With coffee that always leads to wine
Every mornin’, and afternoon and night
Am I feelin’ alright?
Yeah I’m feeln’ alright
I guess I’m doin’ alright
Yeah.


Underground

February

Mark Winters

2022

Underground

I can feel that water
Running under the ground
Its passing up my borders
Bringing me to your shrine

Weaving through my borders
Picking up pieces of my mind
Washing away my sorrows
Pushing those borders helping me to unwind

Your love is running under ground
Is filling up the whole in me
Your love is breaking me down
Your Love Your love
Your Love Your love
Set Me Free
Im in that current
Its carrying me round
No more thirsty orders
Flowing underground flowing thru my mind

Lifting me up from the bottom
Showing me the sky
I cant help but float on your waters
They are teaching me, yeah teaching me to survive

Your love is running under ground
Is filling up the whole in me
Your love is breaking me down
Your Love Your love
Your Love Your love
Set Me Free

Washing away - my - sorrows
Washing away - my - sorrows

Your love is running under ground
Is filling up the whole in me
Your love is breaking me down
Your Love Your love

Your love is running under ground
Is filling up the whole in me
Your love is breaking me down
Your Love Your love
Your Love Your love
Set Me Free
Irrationally Happy

February

Joseph Devens

2022

Why do bluebirds fly all around the heads of
All the bluebirds flying around my head?
And why do bluebirds hide in the pockets of my clothing?
Popping out at inopportune moments to sing for me

I must be irrationally happy
'Cause there's really no accounting
For why any bluebird would sing
Unless it's irrationally happy like me

Why is there a box arriving at my doorstep?
What's in it?
I didn't order anything
But just as I suspect
When I open up the box more bluebirds fly out of it
And lift me off my feet

I must be irrationally happy
'Cause there's really no accounting
For why any bluebird would sing
Unless it's irrationally happy like me

Someday soon my family will come into my room
Throw back the bedsheets and shriek at what they see
For to their dismay I've become a bluebird
Flopping around the room while they throw apples at me

I must be irrationally happy
'Cause there's really no accounting
For why any bluebird would sing
(I've become a bluebird)
Unless it's irrationally happy like me

I must be irrationally happy
'Cause there's really no accounting
For why any bluebird would sing
(I've become a bluebird)
Unless it's irrationally happy like me

Irrationally happy like me

Irrationally happy like me
I Wish I Was a Better Man

February

Tim Bentley, Josh Walker, Nathan Gard, Mark Bentley

2022

I Wish I was a Better Man
September 2020
Lyrics by Tim Bentley, Nathan Gard, Mark Bentley
Music by Tim Bentley, Nathan Gard, Josh Walker

I'm not gonna try to understand
Why you kicked me to the floor
I'm not gonna try to get even with you
To settle up the score
We've wasted so much time
Going down that road before
I'm gonna try Forgiveness
Thats what my soul's been longing for

I wish, I wish
I wish I was a better man
I wish, I wish
I wish I was a better man

When you want to start a fight with me
You know just the words to say
Things that I did ten years ago,
Just like they happened yesterday
We've wasted so much time,
I've heard it all before
I'm gonna try forgiveness,
that’s what my soul's been longing for

I wish, I wish
I wish I’d been a better man
I wish, I wish
I wish I’d been a better man

I wish, I wish
I wish I’d been a better man
As time unfolds before me
I wish I had a better plan
Other times I must confess
My mind takes a different turn
Sometimes I'd like to light it all in flames
And kick back and watch it burn

I wish, I wish
I wish I’d been a better man
I wish, I wish
Beautiful Outlaw

February

Buddy Trotter and David Neher

2022

Verse 1
A young boy spoke to the rabbis in the temple
I was spellbound by His wisdom
I saw something special in Him at 12 years old
Could He speak to the deaf and the dumb?

Chorus 1
Beautiful Outlaw, Beautiful Savior
So inquisitive for a youth
Beautiful Outlaw, Beautiful Savior
The onlookers were astonished by His truth

Verse 2
Walking by the sea, He gathered His disciples
I watched them while He taught
They called Him “Master,” He enriched their spirit
While a lot more fish were caught
I was at the temple, wondering what all the noise and commotion was about
Seems like those in charge really opposed God’s truth coming out

Chorus 2
Beautiful Outlaw, Beautiful Savior
He made enough food to feed the multitude
Beautiful Outlaw, Beautiful Savior
He lived with the twelve until they discovered themselves

Bridge
A dark day at Calvary, as He dies for our sins
No longer considered an outlaw, His reign as Savior begins

Verse 3
Now I’m on the road, traveling from town to town
With God’s dust on my shoes
I know He’s by my side, to inspire me
To deliver the Good News

Chorus 3
Beautiful Outlaw, Beautiful Savior
I listened to what He had to say
Beautiful Outlaw, Beautiful Savior
He’s with me every step of the way
Heart Trouble

February

Warren Hanson

2022

verse 1
I am an old man. My age starts with a seven.
One foot firmly on the ground, one foot in heaven.
I feel things diff’rent now. My heart’s started to soften.
Don’t always know just why, but I cry a little more often.

chorus
I’ve got heart trouble. Getting more sentimental.
I used to take the hard line. Now I’m a little more gentle.
And the tears come easier now than they used to do.
I’ve got heart trouble ever since losing you.

verse 2
Some dumb commercial on TV can start the tears flowing.
Is that young couple on the screen you and me? Or is my heart showing?
And how can the grocery store leave me feeling so sad?
I guess cooking for one is a lot less fun than all those meals we had.

chorus

bridge
Our life together lasted such a long time.
That long time seems like minutes to me now.
I just don’t think it’s fair that you’ve moved on to somewhere,
And left me here, nowhere, to live alone somehow.

verse 3
I am an old man. Now my hour’s getting late.
No guarantee that my age will ever start with an eight.
No guarantee that this old heart will keep working so well.
But in its time, this heart loved you more than tongue can tell.

chorus
I’ve got heart trouble. It’s beating slow and lonely.
I’m left living in a world without my one and only.
And the tears come easier now than they used to do.
I’ve got heart trouble ever since losing you.

© 2021, Warren Hanson
dancing with the sun (love lunacy)

February

David Morton

2022

Moon, moon, please stay there
Our names are written in the sand
Moon, moon, freeze the tide
Our eyes enkindle the sky

Horizons rise
Through the light
Of our shore

Dancing with the sun
In the shadows
Waiting for the moon
To pull me deep blue
Wasting through the day
Wail nor haunting
It’s in the offing
I’m closer to you
Dancing in the sun
In the shadows
Mystified and sick
Is love lunacy?

Moon, moon, listen to me
Our lives ravel like the sand
Moon, moon, whisper to me
Our hearts, a dull eclipse

Horizons sink
Through the weight
Of our shore

The sun, the moon
The sad, the true
Never is one
Always two

© 2022
Shine

February

Melanie Broussard

2022

SHINE

Words and Music c2016 and 2022
Melanie E Broussard


Point your flashlight up at the sky
On a starry, starry night
Look at that star winking back at you
There you will find your light.

Open your heart and let love in
I promise you will see
That light will shine from within
So very brightly.

Go ahead and dream
You are brave enough, brave enough
To shine.
Brave enough to shine.

Standing there at the crossroads
Wondering which way to go.
How many times can you ask yourself
Before you are gonna know?

Life is not one singe path
Tied up neatly with a bow
Shine your light , blaze your own trail
So that others may follow.

Go ahead and dream
You are brave enough, brave enough
To shine.
Brave enough to shine

Look at that star winking back at you
You’re gonna shine that light
I just know it’s true
Be brave, oh you gotta be brave
Life ain’t just one single path
Tied up in a bow, oh no
Shine that light and blaze your own trail
So one day we can follow.

Go ahead and dream
You are brave enough, brave enough
To shine
Brave enough to shine.
Strangers In A Bar

February

Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro

2022

Strangers In a Bar
Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro ©Nov. 2021

V1
He’s drinking at Bubba’s Bar
Since she left him that day
Thinking what he should do
Instead of drowning his troubles away

V2
She’s depressed, couldn’t believe
He could hurt her so bad
Thinking when they first met
Made her wish they never had

Chorus
Strangers in a bar nursing their hearts
Humming the same old
Somebody done somebody wrong song

But after a while
They were laughing and dancing all night long
Together they can both be strong
Strangers in a bar

V3
Talking for hours comparing notes
Situations they’d been in
Feeling his pain like he felt hers
It wasn’t gonna happen again

V4
So, they’re taking it slow
About falling in love on the rebound
Never gonna make those same mistakes
Building on solid ground

Chorus 3X
Strangers in a bar nursing their hearts
Humming the same old
Somebody done somebody wrong song

But after a while
They were laughing and dancing all night long
Together they can both be strong
(Strangers in a bar)
(Strangers in a bar)

Gift of Song

February

Andrew Fischer

2022

V1:
Well, I’m on my knees
And I’m begging please
Please take my soul
Mephistopheles
And grant the gift — the gift of song to me

V2:
Maybe I’ve been wrong
All along
Paying my dues
To the Muse of Song
And I never thought to pledge my soul to thee

Chorus:
Just take it I don’t need it anymore
Then I’ll belong to you forevermore
This poor soul for a song and nothing more

(Instrumental)

V3:
Now I hope and I pray
That it’s not too late
Well, I’d have come sooner
If only I’d known
That this broken soul’s worth something after all

Bridge:
Soon I’ll be singing without my soul

Chorus X2

Repeat V1
Something

January

Molli McMills

2022


                     Something                             
by Molli McMills

V1-I have friends who pray to Jesus, Others who were once believers
     Some bank on the truth,
people taught them in their youth
     Many only worship science, put their faith in self reliance
     As for me I know that I don’t know.
 But even if it turns out to be nothing,
It’s still something

Chorus
Something fills us up,
when we hear our newborn baby’s cry
Something breaks us down,
for the ones we hate to lose
Something makes us keep on trying to pull each other up
Its love ……….and that’s something

V2-Seems we wonder all our lives,
about what happens when we die
Do we simply end? Will I see you again?
Does it matter anyway
when you’re right here with me today
    Holding on to you is never nothing   

Chorus
Something fills us up,
when we hear our newborn baby’s cry
Something breaks us down,
for the ones we hate to lose
Something makes us keep on trying to pull each other up
Its love ……….and that’s something

Bridge
Maybe love is the breath of God
or bits of dust from the stars
No matter where it comes from, it’s the best of who we are

Chorus
Something fills us up,
when we hear our newborn baby’s cry
Something breaks us down
for the ones we hate to lose
Something makes us keep on trying
to pull each other up
It’s love,  love,  love……..
and thats something.
The Beaver Might Bite

January

Zane Nordin

2022

Zane Nordin 8/1/21 The Beaver Might Bite
v1
We were workin' on a job, for my Old Man
I tried to con him in to payin' me in advance
He said, "Son, I'll pay EVERYONE when the job's thru."
I said, "Well me and my buddies 'otter' have er done real soon." (And my daddy said, "Son")
(chorus)
An otter's gotta tail like a beaver, sometimes
If you slap your otter, well, you might go blind
If you slap a beaver, you better mind your P's n Q's
Cause if you slap the right Beaver,
The Beaver might bite you! (That's right - beavers bite)
v2
Well, we finished up the job & went out on the town
Me and my buddies slammin' Whisky's down
I spied this good-lookin' gal cross the dancin' floor
She waltzed over to me, said, "You 'otter' to give me a twirl!" (And, without thinkin', I said)
(chorus)
(bridge/twist)
Well, I suppose that you could say I didn't give a dam
So, casually, I reached out my hand
I gently slapped her on her cheek
She smiled broadly thru her pretty, buck teeth (I otter not tell you what she said to me)
We've been together ever since she BIT me!
Cause ... (chorus)
Grand Finale

January

James DeHart

2022

V1
18 wheels 500 horses carry me away,
A long way from home, now I’m all alone, I should’ve stayed.
It’s been a couple of days and you’re lonely tonight,
Don’t you worry, Girl, we’ll make it through alright.

I surfed down the five, climbed up twenty-five,
Sky High in the Rockies, Baby.
See Sin City ahead, rather be home instead,
Hit the Jackpot with my fair lady.

Pre-Chorus
My hearts on the run, to get the job done,
Gotta Drive, Gotta fly back to you.


Chorus
My Grand Finale
No matter the miles, we’ll get thru the trials,
My Grand Finale.
When I walk through the door, I can’t ask for more,
You’re my Grand Finale.

V2

No matter where I go, I see your face,
The smell of your hair, that soft tender stare, I can’t replace

Snaked East Tennessee, I’m feeling so free,
I’m rollin’ the Smokey’s, Baby,
Tip my hat to Old Abe, on the way to the ‘Glades,
This loneliness drives me crazy.

Pre-Chorus / Chorus


Texas in sight, gotta to call it a night,
Tomorrow we will unite.
But soon I’ll have to go, re -live my life on this road.
But Know right from the start, it will end with you

Chorus

Outro
You're my Grand Finale
You're my Grand Finale
The Scamp

January

Brian Blake

2022

Verse
He lit out for the open road when he was kid.
Swore he'd never look back, and he never did.
Had a draft card a guitar, and a singular dream;
To make it all the way down to New Orleans;
To make it one day to New Orleans.

Verse
So he flashed a big smile and stuck his thumb out.
When the truck stopped he got in there was never a doubt.
That the boy he once was had become a man.
A reborn spirit meant to roam the land.
Just a freeborn spirit meant roam the land.

Chorus
And the Scamp, he could never be tied down.
He drifted from town to town.
Living his life in three-quarter time,
He got by on just getting by. And living in three-quarter time.

Verse
Then he rolled into Austin on a one night stand,
and shot out like a rocket with his borrowed band.
He came and he went, when he did please.
But never was his mind far from New Orleans.
His heart was never too far, from New Orleans.

Chorus
And the Scamp, he could never be tied down.
He drifted from town to town.
Living his life in three-quarter time,
He got by on just getting by. And living in three-quarter time.

Bridge
He sang of the hill country rain;
And the death of the passenger train;
And the people he'd meet on them New Orleans streets
Where they got by on just getting by - where they lived life in three-quarter time.

Chorus
And the Scamp, he could never be tied down.
As he drifted from town to town.
Living his life in three-quarter time,
He got by on just getting by.
He got by on three-quarter, high on three-quarter, living in three-quarter time.
Living in three-quarter time.

Tease
Well I knew a man Bojangles and he'd dance for you...
Believe In Me

January

Jay Harris

2022

Please don't tell me that its settled.
Or nothing left that I can do.
I lost my mind just for a minute
That cant erase all wev’e been through.

I still have hope that come tomorrow.
If not then the next day too.
Clearer heads will find an answer
We’ll recapture what we knew.

Your face reflects in every window,
I see your smile in every light
That’s how it was when I first met you
And I wont leave without a fight.

Just sit still and let me show you,
You’ll be surprised and pleased I’m sure.
You once thought I was really something.
That guy I was can still be yours.

Please , Please Believe In Me
Please, Please believe In Me

I see hope and love around me
Might be I have all I need
Except us holding hands together
And knowing you have faith in me.

I haven’t lived just how I wanted
But choose to leave my past behind.
I’ve made amends that folks can count on,
The slate is clean inside my mind.

Your dreams are safe when I’m around you.
Stronger than some lucky charm.
I’ve seen you trust in higher powers,
No one sees, but real they are.

Please, Please Believe in Me
Please, Please Believe in Me
Heart's Home

January

Paul Boedeker

2022

(verse 1)
Are you hoping to find
The keeping kind
I am, oh I am
Not the first, but the last
Forget the past
I can, oh I can

The path beneath your feet
When the climb gets steep
Soothe you when you weep
I can, oh I can

(chorus)
A love so rare and sure
day by day by day, secure
I hear home is where
the heart is
I know this is true
My heart’s home is you

(verse 2)
The winsome in your smile
More than meets the eye
I am, oh I am
I will hold your heart
Keep the spark
I can, oh I can

With you come what may
On your darkest day
Chase the clouds away
I can, oh I can

(bridge)
What we are
What we hope to be
Takes a lifetime seeing through
Whatever I am
I know that I can
Be much better because of you

(repeat chorus)
Audible Visions

January

Danny Liggett

2022

Thanks for all of the great comments on the song. I have revised the song based on them. Changed a word or two. Sped the song up. Added a bridge.

Audible Visions
Danny Liggett

V1
Writing of sunshine, writing of rain
Writing of joy and about pain
Songwriters write all about these
Songs about feelings written to please

Chorus
Words with music, words in rhyme
Songs with meaning, music in time
Audible visions with songs we see
Visions of feelings in you and me

V2
Feelings in color, with songs we paint
Images and scenes, that we create
Hearts to stir and minds to free
Filled with visions of what could be

Chorus

Bridge
Struggling with words
Melody, rhythm, and rhyme
Weaving the vision
We have in our minds

V3
Pictures in music the songs we sing
Visions in rhythm feelings to bring
This is our purpose our only task
Only to listen is all we ask

Chorus

©2021 Danny Liggett
Sitting on the Pier

January

Buddy Trotter

2022

Sittin’ on the pier
Like we used to do
Lookin’ at the bay
Can’t help thinkin’ of you

We sat on the pier before
I couldn’t express it then
I asked you to be mine
You just wanted to be a friend

But I still love you

Violin solo (instrumental)

I’ll leave the pier to get a rose
To hand to you today
Then I hope you’ll know
What I’m trying to say, ‘cause

Words don’t come easy
To tell you how I feel
If I showed you would you believe me
That my love is real

And I love you
A Happy Song (New Year's Party Mix)

January

Wallace Chase

2022

A Happy Song©
2021 double you sea music, inc
Wallace Chase

A HAPPY SONG (New Year’s Eve Party mix)

I wanna write you “A Happy Song”
I wanna make you smile and sing along
the verses’ll make you feel really good
And your toes are a’tappin on the hardwood
Of the dance floor
Hey a song that makes you feel like everything’s gonna be fine

I wanna sing for you a silly song
I wanna make you laugh like Cheech and Chong
A peppy tune to bring you good luck
And make you feel like movin’ your butt
On the dance floor
Hey a song that make ya feel like everything is gonna be fine

Oh I want it to shine like Melanie’s melody
The one that goes “Darkness Get Behind Me”
But if you beg to differ
We could listen to Warren deliver
The hit happy song about “Sittin’ By The Cinnamon River”

I wanna play for you A Happy Song
And it doesn’t have to be all that long
But the verses’ll make you feel really good
And your toes are a’tappin on the hardwood
And you’ll love everybody like everybody should
On the dance floor
Yeah a song that make you feel like everything is gonna be fine
Change My Life

January

Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro

2022

CHANGE MY LIFE
Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro ©2021

V1
Been thinking about the years of my life
How fast they’re moving on
Have I been living them right
Have I been doing it all wrong

V2
I love all my family and friends
Pray for them morning, noon and night
Go to church every Sunday
I pay my tithe when the basket goes by

Chorus
Do I need to change my life
Have I been living it all right
Or just barely getting by
Will it be too late to decide
If I should change my life

V3
Have I reached out to others
Like the Good Book says I should?
Did I call on someone sick or lonely
Be a ray of sunshine when I could

V4
Did I take time to visit the dying
Before I heard the Twenty Third Psalm?
The road is full of good intentions
But useless if not acted upon

Repeat Chorus

V5
Did I pass that beggar on the street
As if he didn’t even exist?
Speak in judgment of someone
Because I just couldn’t resist

V6
Will I be judged for what I’ve done
Or what I should have but didn’t
Will the flames get me down below
Or will St. Peter be a little more forgivin’

Chorus
Do I need to change my life
Have I been living it all right
Or just barely getting by
Will it be too late to decide
If I should change my life
Fool in Love

January

Andrew Fischer

2022

She’s the reason I drink too much
She’s the reason I think too much
She’s the reason I feel like such
A fool in love

She’s the reason I’m so stressed out
She’s the only one that I fret about
Oh let there be no doubt
I’m just a fool in love

Oh no, I’m just a fool in love

She’s the reason why I ache inside
She’s the reason I toss and turn at night
Oh she’s the reason why
I’m just a fool in love

Oh no, I’m just a fool in love
Old Enough to Know Better

January

John Connor & Kandi Bartling Connor

2022

Old Enough to Know Better

[1st verse]
Clicking through the profiles
Sifting through the phony smiles
Looking for some kind of spark
Moping, hoping through the dark
Feeling scared, as I start to swerve
But If you’ve got the heart, honey, I’ve got the nerve.

CHORUS:

We’re old enough to know better
Young enough to do it anyway.
You and I can get together.
Taking it day by day.

[2nd verse]
Trying sweet new kisses.
Maybe she will be my Mrs.
Is it time to try again?
What if she just wants a friend?
I start to call; it’s too early to fall
Let’s seize the day, darlin’, - risk it all.

CHORUS:

We’re old enough to know better
Young enough to do it anyway
You and I can get together
Taking it day by day.



BRIDGE:
Life’s disrupting expectations. Scared but still we won’t pretend.
Step by step our separate ways just bring you back to me again.

[3rd verse]
Love these sweet new kisses.
This one’s gonna be my Mrs.
Yes, it’s time to try again.
Yes, she want more than a friend.
He made the call; and I start to fall
Let’s seize the day, darlin’, risk it all.

CHORUS:

We’re old enough to know better
Young enough to do it anyway
You and I can get together
Taking it day by day.
No Catch Today

January

Ray Wyatt

2022

No Catch Today ©Raymond Wyatt 2021

She kicks off her shoes and rolls her cuffs up to her knees and
She wades out in the ankle deep in the early morning breeze
Pulling back the bale, she rips a cast out in the bay
It sails across the universe to greet the break of day
Somethings tugging on the line, she pulls with all her might,
And then the line goes slack again and settles in the brine

C> Hey, no catch today. Maybe its best he got away.

While she’s waiting for that spotted tail to give himself away
And here she is alone again; it’s always been this way

B> Too many years of trying - to find a little love in a hurricane just leaves you sad and sore
Counting up the teardrops tumbling down the drain would surely flood an ocean since he walked out the door

She wades from the water, and warms her hands upon her knees and
Turns around for one last look in the early morning breeze
Pulling back the bail, she rips a cast out in the bay
It sails across the universe to greet the break of day
Derelict

January

Dan DeHart

2022

DERELICT
Dan DeHart 2022

I’ve been blown by the wind and pushed by the waves
And dragged my anchor in so many bays
I’ve been tossed by the seas and gone astray,
Since you left, I've lost my way
==============================
All alone at sea, nobody but me
With no destination, no place to be
no compass or heading to guide me
But there’s no place I long to be
=======================
Chorus (Twice)
I should feel footloose and fancy free
But that's not the way it seems to be
I can’t find my way for the life of me
I’m a derelict, lost at sea
======================
BREAK LIKE VERSE
==================
I know I need to try and get over you
But that's not something I want to do
=====================
I ask myself, what came over mee
I watched you walk out, without a plea
I’m asking please, down on one knee
I need you to come back to me
====================
Chorus repeat
I should feel footloose and fancy free
But that's not the way it seems to be
I can’t find my way for the life of me
I’m a derelict, lost at sea
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Tag
I’m a derelict, lost at sea
I’m a derelict, lost at sea

Talking To My Whiskey

January

Warren Hanson

2022

verse 1
Talking to my whiskey at the dark end of the bar,
Asking why I’m all alone and wondering where you are.
You used to be beside me on a Friday night like this.
We’d talk the night away and say good morning with a kiss.
Now I don’t have you to talk to any more,
Since the night I watched you walking out that door.

chorus
Now I’m talking to my whiskey, wishing I could talk to you.
My whiskey doesn’t listen to me like you used to do.
I ask my whiskey to forgive me for what I did to make you cry.
But talking to my whiskey does no good for me since you said goodbye.

verse 2
I first caught sight of you one Friday night right in this bar.
You came in through that door, said you had trouble with your car.
I said I had a friend I knew could get that car to run.
By the time my friend was done, I knew a new love had begun.
We sat and talked a couple hours or more.
At closing time, we walked together out that door.

chorus

bridge
My whiskey doesn’t have one thing to say.
Don’t know what I was expecting anyway.
The truth is hard, but it’s no mystery.
The reason you walked out on me… was me.

chorus
It Moves In You

January

Mark Winters

2022

I watch - you move
It draws me in
Hypnotized - I cant lie
Mezmorized - I hold my breath

I feel - you sway
I start to move
Breath Catches - I cant stop
Follow you flowing past me

Moves – you -
Moves – you –

lucid and dreamy
rhythm and needy
Its Passion, hungry and ready
Its Passion, that moves in you

So smooth - like a stream
I want your touch on me
I need you - so much
I’m breaking - screaming - please touch me

It’s a need - In me
Amazing - I imagine
Don’t go - my eyes plead
Following you flowing past me

Em. Em. G
Moves – you -
Em. Em. G
Moves – you –

lucid and dreamy
rhythm and needy
Its Passion, hungry and ready
Its Passion, that moves in you

You Draw
Me In
You Draw
Me In

Moves – you -
Moves – you –
lucid and dreamy
rhythm and needy


Moves – you -
Moves – you –
lucid and dreamy
rhythm and needy
Its Passion, hungry and ready
Its Passion, that moves in you








Fear

November

Jay Harris

2022

"Fear" Jay Harris

Walls closing in all around me. Soon I’ll be buried alive.
Harder to breathe every second, I wonder should I even try.
Your’e all I have to believe in, what if you wandered away?
Left all alone like an orphan, afraid I have nowhere to stay.

Fear is killing me, Fear’s paralyzing me, Fear won’t leave me alone.
Fear has a hold on me, Fear wont let go of me, fear is a dog I’m a bone.

Just like a leaf in October, waiting for fall winds to blow.
Not in control of what happens. I fall to the cold ground below.
Laying alone still and helpless. Turning to dust and who knows.
Worthless and worn out from trying , right where fear wants me to go.
Chorus

Some days fear takes my mind , places I should never find,
Dark worlds with visions no one should see.
Sick thoughts , hurtful want to dos, pain drenched pitiful attitudes.
I can’t stand what it’s doing to me.

Seems I’ve fought it off like forever, Then one day I just gave in.
The strength that it took me to fight it. No longer came from within.
I turned to things I’m ashamed of. But none of it did any good.
If fear was a thing I could shoot at. I promise right now that I would.

Chorus
Cinnamon River

November

Warren Hanson

2022

verse 1
You and I sittin’ by the Cinnamon River,
Talkin’ to the clouds as the sky goes by.
Wish this perfect minute would last forever
By the Cinnamon River, just you and I.
But we both know the minutes don’t last.
If they did, then the past wouldn’t be the past.

chorus
If the Cinnamon River were to ever run dry,
The mountains decide to stop touchin’ the sky,
If the sun doesn’t rise tomorrow, you and I
Will keep on shinin’.

verse 2
Me and you could choose to grow old together,
Build a cabin by the river, raise a family,
Through the summery days and the wintery weather,
We could dance until forever very happily.
Then however long forever might stay,
You and I will keep lovin’ away.

chorus

bridge
And when trouble comes to cover the sun,
We won’t worry ’bout whatever may come.
Doesn’t matter what tomorrow is bringing,
You and I will find a way to keep singing.

chorus
He Can't Forget

November

Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro

2022

He Can’t Forget
Lyrics by Patricia Bishop / Music and vocals by Jesse Navarro

V1
He’s angry at the man in the moon up in the sky
For sending down dreams that make him wanna cry
The morning sun confirms what he needed to confess
Dreams of her were all he really had left

Chorus
So, he surrenders
And remembers
The way they once were
He doesn’t hide it
Or try to fight it
He can’t forget
He can’t forget ….. about her

V2
She filled an empty space in the center of his world
His whole universe revolved around the girl
He hasn’t seen a star since the day he fell apart
He depended on them to heal his broken-down heart

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
He feels her slowly dancing in his arms
Hears her singing their silly love song
And he waits …. for a kiss …
From her bubblegum lips

Out Chorus
So, he surrenders
And remembers
The way they once were
He doesn’t hide it
Or try to fight it…
He can’t forget …. about her

So, he surrenders
He remembers
The way they once …. were
He doesn’t hide it
Or try to fight it
He can’t forget
Can’t forget …. about her
He doesn’t hide it
Or try to fight it
He can’t forget …. about her
But I Did

November

Wallace Chase

2022

Wallace Chase
Double You See Music Inc.
2021

But I Did

Pre-Chorus:
I know this’ll lead to disaster.

Chorus:
I had no reason to look back
But I did
Had no good reason to turn back
But I did
Not one right reason to go back there but I did
I knew not to go back
But god damn, I did

Verse 1:
My fuse was lit a long time ago
At anytime I’m bound to blow
And I’ve run the hard line every day
But as sure as time will turn away
I’m waiting and don’t have much left to say
Yea I’m waiting and all I can do is pray

Chorus:
I had no reason to look back
But I did
Had no good reason to turn back
But I did
Not one right reason to go back there but I did
I knew not to go back
But god damn, I did

Verse 2:
Those clock hands keep on turning around
And I keep my ear pressed to the ground
I have to stay one step ahead
of the debt of the cards, of the hand I was dealt
I’m waiting for what the fortune teller says
Yea I’m waiting but the fortune teller is dead

Solo:

Bridge:
I know this’ll lead to disaster
None of the reasons matter
Once I’ve turn around
And I know back there is a feeling
One that’ll send me reeling
And never let me go

Chorus:
I had no reason to look back
But I did
Had no good reason to turn back
But I did
Not one right reason to go back there but I did

I had no reason to look back
But I did
I did
I did
god damn, I …

Unconditional Love

November

Dan DeHart

2022