Sweet Comfort Band

This category has the lyrics for the Christian group Sweet Comfort.

Searchin’ for Love

by Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas

 

You can search for a thousand lifetimes
And still never find it all;
The reason The Maker cares for,
In spite of the seekers fall.
Love is the ultimate creation
From the heart of The Morning Star;
And you are the pearl that it paid for,
Knowing everything you are.

In the hands of deceivers
Love becomes a tool of war,
But still in the eyes of believers
The power of God is more.
But still in the eyes of believers
The power of God is more.

Searchin’ for love,
Searchin’ for love,
Searchin’ for love,
Searchin’ for love.

Love is the ultimate creation
From the heart of The Morning Star;
You are the pearl that it paid for,
Knowing everything you are.

Go ahead and misuse it,
It won’t get ya very far;
It’s intended to go with The Keeper,
The one who made you everything you are.
It’s intended to go with The Keeper,
The one who made you everything you are.
Searchin’ for love,
Searchin’ for love,
Searchin’ for love,
Searchin’ for love.

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Good Feelin’

by Rick Thomson & Randy Thomas

 

When you’re tied up to the dock
‘Cause you just can’t stay afloat
Alone at sea,
Sail with someone else. Okay!
When you’re tired of feelin’ lost
And you finally count the cost,
You’re short of change,
Give it all away. Yeah!

CHORUS:
‘Cause it’s a good feelin’,
It’s all right!
It’s a good feelin’,
Day and night!
It’s a good feelin’
To give your life away.
It’s a good feelin’,
Day and night!
It’s a good feelin’,
It’s all right.
It’s a good feelin’
To give your life away.

When your life becomes unjust
And your dreams
Have turned to dust in your own hands,
Leave them where they fall.
When you’re all tired up in knots
And you can’t collect the thoughts
In your own mind.
Give your mind a rest. Yeah!
(REPEAT CHORUS)

Give your life away
Give your life away
Give your life away.

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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I Love You with My Life

by Bryan Duncan

 

I would like to say,
Just before I leave you,
I’ll be back someday,
And with me I will take you
So do not be afraid,
Only watch and pray,
And wait for my return.

I’ve done what I must do,
My work here is completed,
It’s all been done for you,
Believe what I have stated,
And I will give you peace
Through all your tribulations,
Until I come again.

CHORUS:
Please now that I love you,
I’ll stay by your side.
If only now in spirit,
I’ll still be your guide.
You will not suffer long,
For I have suffered for you,
I love you with my life.

I’ll prepare a place
Where we can live together,
I’ll meet you face to face,
To share our new forever.
Don’t let your love grow cold,
And I will not allow
What’s more than you can bear.
CHORUS:

Love you with my life.

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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I Need Your Love Again

by Bryan Duncan

 

Well, I’ve been out of love so long
That my life was just a line;
And bitterness and empty found my feelings.
I’ve been out of touch so long
That the world was just a ride;
That took me through a life that held me captive.

CHORUS:
Well, I need Your love again,
You’re the ink inside my pen,
Without You I’m a man without a reason.
Well, I need Your love again,
You’re the race I have to win,
Losing You would surely change my destiny.

I’ve been out of love so long
That my heart became a stone’
Insensitive to those who bleed around me.
I’ve been out of reach so long
That my mind became my own’
And all the time I had was spent self-pleasing.

You’re the source of all I am,
The Light inside my mind,
And the freshness of a newfound song.
You’re the happy ending without an end
A smile from One who cares,
Anticipation of unending life with You.

(REPEAT CHORUS)

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Got to Believe

by Randy Thomas & Rick Thomson

 

Got to believe in somethin’,
Got to believe that somethin’s there;
Got to believe in someone,
Got to believe that someone cares for you.

Got to believe in somethin’,
Got to believe that somethin’s there;
Got to believe in someone,
Got to believe that someone cares for you.
Got to believe.

‘Cause if nobody cares,
Then there’s nothing to share
Why are you so afraid?
If we’re born just to die,
Well, then why even try
Are you living to take the blame?

Why don’t you make up your mind?
Keep on seeking, you will find.
Believe it, oh, believe it!
Even though it’s not your style,
Think on it a little while,
Believe it, oh, believe it!
REPEAT

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Carry Me

by Bryan Duncan, Tom Stipe,
Randy Thomas & Rick Thomson

 

Carry me over
Carry me through
Carry me all the way
Carry me over
Carry me through
Carry me all the way

Carry my spirit off into heaven
Show me the break of day
I sit in the morning
Listen to silence
Waiting for what you’ll say
Waiting for what you’ll say

You’re the artist
I’m the painting
You brushed my life with gentle care
You’re always there
You took my blank and empty canvas
And clearly placed your image there
Oh, You’re always there

Carry me over
Carry me through
Carry me all the way
Carry me over
Carry me through
Carry me all the way

Longing to hear the sound of Your voice
Tears come into my eyes
I’m leaving my problems
Right here beside me
Lift me to paradise

Let my praise be as a letter
Written from my heart
And read by only you
Only you
Let my voice be as a cryer
In the darkness
With the promise of the truth
Of the truth

Carry me over
Carry me through
Carry me all the way
Carry me over
Carry me through
Carry me all the way

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Undecided

by Bryan Duncan

 

Undecided
Colors never looked so grey
When deciding
Whether you should go or stay
Hey, don’t fight it
Love is on the winning side
Find your place there
Find the love that you denied

Sing it!
Someday you gotta stake your life on someone
One day you gotta give your love a loved one
Please stay and make it pay
Win or lose, you got to choose

Undecided
Worry doesn’t change your way
Let your mind roll
Make your mark with what you say
Hay, don’t buy it
When people say you’ll never change
Take the vision
God knows how to rearrange

Sing it!
Someday you gotta stake your life on someone
One day you gotta give your love a loved one
Please stay and make it pay
Win or lose, you got to choose

Sing it!
Someday you gotta stake your life on someone
One day you gotta give your love a loved one
Please stay and make it pay
Win or lose, you got to choose

Sing it!
Someday you gotta stake your life on someone
One day you gotta give your love a loved one
Please stay and make it pay
Win or lose, you got to choose

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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You Can Make It

By Bryan Duncan
(Dedicated to Brian Miller)

 

Looks like you’re losing
With no one to blame
It’s double or nothin’
But the odds are the same

You can make it
You can come from behind
You can make it now
Makin’ up for lost time

Looks like you’re fightin’
To stay in the race
It’s harder than ever
Just keepin’ the pace

You can make it
You can give it your best
You can make it now
You can pass every test

Somebody’s keepin’ you from goin’ all the way
Somebody’s keepin’ you from doin’ what I say
Somebody’s hopin’ you won’t make it today

You can make it
You can come from behind
You can make it now
Makin’ up for lost time

Talkin’ to me now and I know you too well
I tell you the truth ’cause I love ya
So don’t give me reasons why you can’t carry on
You can believe what I say

You can make it
You can give it your best
You can make it now
You can pass every test
You can make it
You can come from behind
You can make it now
Makin’ up for lost time

Somebody’s keepin’ you, oh!
Somebody’s keepin’ you

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Just Like Me

by Randy Thomas

 

If I had a dime for every time
I’ve had you on my mind
They would stretch on down the highway
In an endless line
If I had a dime for every time
I’ve thought about us two
I could buy myself a lifetime
Just to spend on you

And maybe you could care for someone
Just like me
Maybe you’re in need of someone
Just like me

Now I told you how I hold you
In my highest esteem
I hope you don’t disapprove of me
If I’m not what I seem
As a matter of fact
I’ve been holding back
The way I really feel
And I’ve been afraid
Of what you might say
If my heart had been revealed

And maybe you could care for someone
Just like me
Maybe you’re in need of someone
Just like me

Well, I’m no night in shining armor
No prince charming, I agree
But what I lack in might and valor
I’ll make up in honesty

So, here I go
I will try to show
How much for you I care
But the value that I place in you
Is far beyond compare
You mean more to me
Than the eye can see
But your heart can understand
That I’m talkin of the kind of love
To a woman from a man

And maybe you could care for someone
Just like me
Maybe you’re in need of someone
Just like me
Maybe deep inside you’re feelin’
Just like me
And maybe you could marry someone
Just like me

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Contender

by Bryan Duncan & Randy Thomas

 

Oh, I’m defending my crown
In the fifteenth round
And this loser want to take me down
Like a man in the lion’s den
Well he’s cunning and he’s ruthless
And he knows me well
And he’s hurt me once before
Now my back’s to the ropes again

I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m standing for my crown
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m standing my own ground

Well, I hear the crowd screamin’
As they watch me reelin’
And they all wanna see me fall
I’ve been cut to the bone again
But I’ll keep on swingin’
‘Til I hear the bell ring
Yeah, we’ll be takin’ the prize to win

I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m standing for my crown
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m standing my own ground

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Isabel

by Bryan Duncan

 

Isabel is a new believer
She works a shift in the bar
And every night the all love to tease her
“You’ve finally found you a star”

Hard time
Hard line
To stand for what you know is true
Hard time
Hard line, ooh

She tells her story to hardened faces
They say they’ve heard it before
They’ve seen at least a half-dozen cases
Who don’t believe anymore

Hard time
Hard line
To stand for what you know is true
Hard time
Hard line, ooh, whoa!

Isabel, you’re a new creation
Isabel
You’re not alone in your situation
You don’t know how long we’ve waited
Patiently anticipating
You, oh

She’s workin’ late but on Monday morning
She finds a light in the dark
It’s where she learns of her new-found calling
Escapes the flood in the ark

Hard time
Hard line
To stand for what you know is true
Hard time
Hard line, ooh, whoa!

Isabel, you’re a new creation
Isabel
You’re not alone in your situation
You don’t know how long we’ve waited
Patiently anticipating
You, oh

(Isabel, you’re a new creation)
Oh, Isabel!
(Not alone in your situation)
Alone in your situation
(Isabel, you’re a new creation)
Oh, Isabel!
(Not alone in your situation)
Not alone, oh, no, no
Oh, Isabel

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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You Need a Reason

by Bryan Duncan and Randy Thomas

 

So you’re not enough
And you’re sure it’s true
And you carry it inside
Chances are you’re not looking
Where you should
So you imitate
But you can’t create
I can see through your disguise
There’s a better reason for your life

And I know you’ll never always
Be the way you should
But your love is just the thing
To do somebody good
All you need to give is just your time
And let Jesus be the reason for your life

So you’ve tried your best
And you’ve fallen short
Your life is still the same
Chances are you’re not living
Like you should
Hey, but don’t give up
And don’t give in
It hasn’t been in vain
There’s a valid reason for your life

And I know a place to go
Where the weak are understood
And you could find a comfort there
And if you only would
All you need to give is just your time
And let Jesus be the reason for your life

And I know you’ll never always
Be the way you should
(You need a reason)
But your love is just the thing
To do somebody good
(You need a reason)
All you need to give is just your time
And let Jesus be the reason for your life

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Falling In Love With You
(Thomas / Duncan / Thompson / Schreiner)

I remember the first time I felt you,
Touch my life and took my heart away
Time, they say that time will always tell,
And in all these years, I’ve loved you every day.

And every time I turn around,
I’m falling in love with You,
You’re the one true love that I can count on.
And after all these years I’ve found,
I’ve never grown tired of You,
It’s a lifetime love, only beginning.
Only beginning.

Love is such an easy word to say,
But the hardest thing in life, to live.
Please, don’t be mistaken when I cry,
Cause your love is worth the time,
That it takes to give.

And every time I turn around,
I’m falling in love with You,
You’re the one true love that I can count on.
And after all these years I’ve found,
I’ve never grown tired of You,
It’s a lifetime love, only beginning.

And every time I turn around,
I’m falling in love with You,
You’re the one true love that I can count on.
And after all these years I’ve found,
I’ve never grown tired of You,
It’s a lifetime love, only beginning.
Only beginning.

And every time I turn around,
I’m falling in love with You,
Falling in love with you,
Falling in love with you

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

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Haven’t Seen You
(R. Thomas / B. Duncan)

Well I haven’t seen you for a long time,
And I’ve wondered just how well you’ve been.
I’m sitting alone in the evening,
So I thought I would write to a friend.

I remember some sad times together,
When a smile was a hard thing to find.
And I leaned on you harder than ever,
Cause you gave me a lot of your time.

Since then you’ve burned all your bridges,
And you carry the weight by yourself.
Nobody knows where your heart is,
For we all hear it crying for help.

Haven’t seen you for a long time
Ooooh, haven’t seen you for a long time.
Haven’t seen you for a long time,
Ooooh, haven’t seen you for a long, long time.

Well I guess we’ve both gone through some changes,
And our edges are worn here and there.
But you showed me the secret to living,
And sharing my love through a prayer.

Now you tell me you’re quite hard to live with,
Well, I’m ashamed of myself now and then.
But I found a new life in forgiveness,
It can put you in touch once again.

But now you’ve burned all your bridges,
And you carry the weight by yourself.
And nobody knows where your heart is,
But we all hear it crying for help.

Ooooh, haven’t seen you for a long time.
Haven’t seen you for a while.
Haven’t seen you for a long time,
Ooooh, I haven’t seen you for a while.

Haven’t seen you for a long time.
Haven’t seen you for a while.

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

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Valerie
(R. Thomas)

I watched the lights out on the harbor,
Saw the sun rise on the water.
I felt the waves of desperation,
And spent the day in contemplation.

Valerie, you always told me,
The love I seek, someday would hold me.
Valerie, Valerie, a change in me has been in the making.

While gazing down at my reflection,
I clearly saw my life’s direction.
I thought about the things you said to me,
The simple promise that you read to me.

Valerie, you always told me,
The love I seek, it someday would mold me.
Valerie, Valerie, a change in me has been in the making.

I saw a vision on the harbor,
A man was walking on the water.
I felt the waves in sweet salvation,
And spent the day in celebration.

Valerie, you always told me,
The love I seek, would someday enfold me.
Valerie, Just had to tell you,
Now I know, the love that compelled you.

Valerie – Valerie.

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

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You Led Me to Believe

By Randy Thomas

 

You had the starring role
That I wished I could play
So I learned every line
That you were known to say
I stood in the shadows
When the spotlight hit your face
But I never dreamed you’d throw it all away

You led me to believe
And I followed everything you’d say and do
You led me to believe
You’ve changed your way of thinking now
But I know what is true
And I will keep on holding on
To all the things
You led me to believe

You were the guiding light
For all who passed your way
The neighborhood superman
Who always saved the day
You were the model
I was the clay
And I never dreamed you’d throw it all away

You led me to believe
And I followed everything you’d say and do
You led me to believe
You’ve changed your way of thinking now
But I know what is true
And I will keep on holding on
To all the things
You led me to believe

Now I miss you everyday
And it cuts me to the bone
But you have gone so far away
And I must stand alone
I kept the things you taught to me
And I found them to be true
I only wish that you believed them too

You led me to believe
And I followed everything you’d say and do
You led me to believe
You’ve changed your way of thinking now
But I know what is true
And I will keep on holding on
To all the things
You led me to believe

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Envy and Jealousy

by Bryan Duncan & John Schreiner

 

Every time I think I’m OK
I’m in trouble again
I just can’t seem to get away
From this emotional sin
I’m inferiority bound
And lost in despair
Harmony can never be found
When I begin to compare

Envy and jealousy
They make me so small
Envy and Jealousy
Are there when I fall

You’re my only hope
To be saved from this oppression within
Show me there is nothing to be gained
By recognition of men

Envy and jealousy
Invading my mind
Envy and jealousy
They’re wasting my time
Envy and jealousy
They make me so small
Envy and jealousy
They’re there when I fall

I can recall when I was quite young
I had it all except for the one I wanted
Well that’s envy and jealousy

I know it’s a sin we’re all caught in
But I don’t want to be here forever
‘Cause it feels like a chain wrapped around my neck
And it’s bringin’ me down
I know it’s a trap we all fall in
But I don’t wanna be here tomorrow
So I’m askin’ for help
Won’t you please get me out
Won’t you take it away?

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Prodigals Regret
(Never Should Have Left You)

by Bryan Duncan

 

Oh, how could I have hurt you?
Living cold and reckless
What a careless fool I’ve been
To have taken you for granted
Me, the man with all the answers
Never stopped to notice
You were my savior and my friend
I never should have left you

Now I’m standing in your shadow
Waiting as the tears begin to fall
I never should have left you
I never should have left you
Oh, I’d give my life for one chance
To have you back again
But I’ve taken all my chances
I turned and I walked away

Love will carry on forever
Leaving many wounded
Heartaches never meant to be
The scars will always be there
Still, I don’t think I can make it
Living with a memory
I lost a love I failed to see
I never should have left you

Now I’m standing in your shadow
Waiting as the tears begin to fall
I never should have left you
never should have left you
Oh, you gave your life for one chance
That I might live again

I never should have left you
I took your love for granted
I never should have left you
I never should have left you

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Good Feelin’

by Rick Thomson & Randy Thomas

 

When you’re tied up to the dock
‘Cause you just can’t stay afloat
Alone at sea,
Sail with someone else. Okay!
When you’re tired of feelin’ lost
And you finally count the cost,
You’re short of change,
Give it all away. Yeah!

CHORUS:
‘Cause it’s a good feelin’,
It’s all right!
It’s a good feelin’,
Day and night!
It’s a good feelin’
To give your life away.
It’s a good feelin’,
Day and night!
It’s a good feelin’,
It’s all right.
It’s a good feelin’
To give your life away.

When your life becomes unjust
And your dreams
Have turned to dust in your own hands,
Leave them where they fall.
When you’re all tired up in knots
And you can’t collect the thoughts
In your own mind.
Give your mind a rest. Yeah!
(REPEAT CHORUS)

Give your life away
Give your life away
Give your life away.

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Isabel

by Bryan Duncan

 

Isabel is a new believer
She works a shift in the bar
And every night the all love to tease her
“You’ve finally found you a star”

Hard time
Hard line
To stand for what you know is true
Hard time
Hard line, ooh

She tells her story to hardened faces
They say they’ve heard it before
They’ve seen at least a half-dozen cases
Who don’t believe anymore

Hard time
Hard line
To stand for what you know is true
Hard time
Hard line, ooh, whoa!

Isabel, you’re a new creation
Isabel
You’re not alone in your situation
You don’t know how long we’ve waited
Patiently anticipating
You, oh

She’s workin’ late but on Monday morning
She finds a light in the dark
It’s where she learns of her new-found calling
Escapes the flood in the ark

Hard time
Hard line
To stand for what you know is true
Hard time
Hard line, ooh, whoa!

Isabel, you’re a new creation
Isabel
You’re not alone in your situation
You don’t know how long we’ve waited
Patiently anticipating
You, oh

(Isabel, you’re a new creation)
Oh, Isabel!
(Not alone in your situation)
Alone in your situation
(Isabel, you’re a new creation)
Oh, Isabel!
(Not alone in your situation)
Not alone, oh, no, no
Oh, Isabel

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Contender

by Bryan Duncan & Randy Thomas

 

Oh, I’m defending my crown
In the fifteenth round
And this loser want to take me down
Like a man in the lion’s den
Well he’s cunning and he’s ruthless
And he knows me well
And he’s hurt me once before
Now my back’s to the ropes again

I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m standing for my crown
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m standing my own ground

Well, I hear the crowd screamin’
As they watch me reelin’
And they all wanna see me fall
I’ve been cut to the bone again
But I’ll keep on swingin’
‘Til I hear the bell ring
Yeah, we’ll be takin’ the prize to win

I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m standing for my crown
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m standing my own ground

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Just Like Me

by Randy Thomas

 

If I had a dime for every time
I’ve had you on my mind
They would stretch on down the highway
In an endless line
If I had a dime for every time
I’ve thought about us two
I could buy myself a lifetime
Just to spend on you

And maybe you could care for someone
Just like me
Maybe you’re in need of someone
Just like me

Now I told you how I hold you
In my highest esteem
I hope you don’t disapprove of me
If I’m not what I seem
As a matter of fact
I’ve been holding back
The way I really feel
And I’ve been afraid
Of what you might say
If my heart had been revealed

And maybe you could care for someone
Just like me
Maybe you’re in need of someone
Just like me

Well, I’m no night in shining armor
No prince charming, I agree
But what I lack in might and valor
I’ll make up in honesty

So, here I go
I will try to show
How much for you I care
But the value that I place in you
Is far beyond compare
You mean more to me
Than the eye can see
But your heart can understand
That I’m talkin of the kind of love
To a woman from a man

And maybe you could care for someone
Just like me
Maybe you’re in need of someone
Just like me
Maybe deep inside you’re feelin’
Just like me
And maybe you could marry someone
Just like me

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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I Love You with My Life

by Bryan Duncan

 

I would like to say,
Just before I leave you,
I’ll be back someday,
And with me I will take you
So do not be afraid,
Only watch and pray,
And wait for my return.

I’ve done what I must do,
My work here is completed,
It’s all been done for you,
Believe what I have stated,
And I will give you peace
Through all your tribulations,
Until I come again.

CHORUS:
Please now that I love you,
I’ll stay by your side.
If only now in spirit,
I’ll still be your guide.
You will not suffer long,
For I have suffered for you,
I love you with my life.

I’ll prepare a place
Where we can live together,
I’ll meet you face to face,
To share our new forever.
Don’t let your love grow cold,
And I will not allow
What’s more than you can bear.
CHORUS:

Love you with my life.

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Perfect Timing

by Randy Thomas

 

When I needed a shoulder to cry on
You dried up al my tears
When I wanted someone to rely on
That’s when you came near

And when it comes to loving me
You’re the best of all
You’re always in the right place at the right time
To catch me when I fall

You’ve got perfect timing
You’re not a minute too soon
Not a moment too late
You’ve got perfect timing
I can see when you move
I can feel when you wait
You hold tomorrow in the palm of your hand
Everything runs by your master plan
You’ve got perfect timing

When I had to have someone to count on
You were second to none
When I needed a friend that could hold on
You were the only one

And when it comes to loving me
You’re the best of all
You’re always in the right place at the right time
To catch me when I fall

You’ve got perfect timing
You’re not a minute too soon
Not a moment too late
You’ve got perfect timing
I can see when you move
I can feel when you wait
You hold tomorrow in the palm of your hand
Everything runs by your master plan
You’ve got perfect timing

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Valerie
(R. Thomas)

I watched the lights out on the harbor,
Saw the sun rise on the water.
I felt the waves of desperation,
And spent the day in contemplation.

Valerie, you always told me,
The love I seek, someday would hold me.
Valerie, Valerie, a change in me has been in the making.

While gazing down at my reflection,
I clearly saw my life’s direction.
I thought about the things you said to me,
The simple promise that you read to me.

Valerie, you always told me,
The love I seek, it someday would mold me.
Valerie, Valerie, a change in me has been in the making.

I saw a vision on the harbor,
A man was walking on the water.
I felt the waves in sweet salvation,
And spent the day in celebration.

Valerie, you always told me,
The love I seek, would someday enfold me.
Valerie, Just had to tell you,
Now I know, the love that compelled you.

Valerie – Valerie.

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Haven’t Seen You
(R. Thomas / B. Duncan)

Well I haven’t seen you for a long time,
And I’ve wondered just how well you’ve been.
I’m sitting alone in the evening,
So I thought I would write to a friend.

I remember some sad times together,
When a smile was a hard thing to find.
And I leaned on you harder than ever,
Cause you gave me a lot of your time.

Since then you’ve burned all your bridges,
And you carry the weight by yourself.
Nobody knows where your heart is,
For we all hear it crying for help.

Haven’t seen you for a long time
Ooooh, haven’t seen you for a long time.
Haven’t seen you for a long time,
Ooooh, haven’t seen you for a long, long time.

Well I guess we’ve both gone through some changes,
And our edges are worn here and there.
But you showed me the secret to living,
And sharing my love through a prayer.

Now you tell me you’re quite hard to live with,
Well, I’m ashamed of myself now and then.
But I found a new life in forgiveness,
It can put you in touch once again.

But now you’ve burned all your bridges,
And you carry the weight by yourself.
And nobody knows where your heart is,
But we all hear it crying for help.

Ooooh, haven’t seen you for a long time.
Haven’t seen you for a while.
Haven’t seen you for a long time,
Ooooh, I haven’t seen you for a while.

Haven’t seen you for a long time.
Haven’t seen you for a while.

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Prodigals Regret
(Never Should Have Left You)

by Bryan Duncan

 

Oh, how could I have hurt you?
Living cold and reckless
What a careless fool I’ve been
To have taken you for granted
Me, the man with all the answers
Never stopped to notice
You were my savior and my friend
I never should have left you

Now I’m standing in your shadow
Waiting as the tears begin to fall
I never should have left you
I never should have left you
Oh, I’d give my life for one chance
To have you back again
But I’ve taken all my chances
I turned and I walked away

Love will carry on forever
Leaving many wounded
Heartaches never meant to be
The scars will always be there
Still, I don’t think I can make it
Living with a memory
I lost a love I failed to see
I never should have left you

Now I’m standing in your shadow
Waiting as the tears begin to fall
I never should have left you
never should have left you
Oh, you gave your life for one chance
That I might live again

I never should have left you
I took your love for granted
I never should have left you
I never should have left you

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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You Need a Reason

by Bryan Duncan and Randy Thomas

 

So you’re not enough
And you’re sure it’s true
And you carry it inside
Chances are you’re not looking
Where you should
So you imitate
But you can’t create
I can see through your disguise
There’s a better reason for your life

And I know you’ll never always
Be the way you should
But your love is just the thing
To do somebody good
All you need to give is just your time
And let Jesus be the reason for your life

So you’ve tried your best
And you’ve fallen short
Your life is still the same
Chances are you’re not living
Like you should
Hey, but don’t give up
And don’t give in
It hasn’t been in vain
There’s a valid reason for your life

And I know a place to go
Where the weak are understood
And you could find a comfort there
And if you only would
All you need to give is just your time
And let Jesus be the reason for your life

And I know you’ll never always
Be the way you should
(You need a reason)
But your love is just the thing
To do somebody good
(You need a reason)
All you need to give is just your time
And let Jesus be the reason for your life

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Perfect Timing

by Randy Thomas

 

When I needed a shoulder to cry on
You dried up al my tears
When I wanted someone to rely on
That’s when you came near

And when it comes to loving me
You’re the best of all
You’re always in the right place at the right time
To catch me when I fall

You’ve got perfect timing
You’re not a minute too soon
Not a moment too late
You’ve got perfect timing
I can see when you move
I can feel when you wait
You hold tomorrow in the palm of your hand
Everything runs by your master plan
You’ve got perfect timing

When I had to have someone to count on
You were second to none
When I needed a friend that could hold on
You were the only one

And when it comes to loving me
You’re the best of all
You’re always in the right place at the right time
To catch me when I fall

You’ve got perfect timing
You’re not a minute too soon
Not a moment too late
You’ve got perfect timing
I can see when you move
I can feel when you wait
You hold tomorrow in the palm of your hand
Everything runs by your master plan
You’ve got perfect timing

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Habit of Hate

By Bryan Duncan & John Schreiner

 

Well, those feelings have been shaken
You’ve been stepped on
You’ve been taken
Now you’re clenching your fist
And that crazed, evil passion begins
Now you’re waiting for your victim
Careful, planning, getting even
And you strangle your love
When you strengthen your habit of hate
Trapped in your habit of hate

Now your raging, vicious dealings
And your spiteful, wicked scheming
Are the lines on you face
The tracks that only malice can bring
You can’t live with this feeling
You can’t stop gettin’ even
You can settle the score
But you can’t break that habit of hate
Trapped on your habit

Hatred will tear out your heart
It will drain your lifeblood
Like a poison in your veins
No one can take it away
If you won’t pray for an answer
There’s a price you’ll have to pay
Trapped in your habit of hate
Stranded in the darkness that is blinding your eyes
You won’t ever find love
‘Till you break those evil ties
Trapped in your habit of hate

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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You Led Me to Believe

By Randy Thomas

 

You had the starring role
That I wished I could play
So I learned every line
That you were known to say
I stood in the shadows
When the spotlight hit your face
But I never dreamed you’d throw it all away

You led me to believe
And I followed everything you’d say and do
You led me to believe
You’ve changed your way of thinking now
But I know what is true
And I will keep on holding on
To all the things
You led me to believe

You were the guiding light
For all who passed your way
The neighborhood superman
Who always saved the day
You were the model
I was the clay
And I never dreamed you’d throw it all away

You led me to believe
And I followed everything you’d say and do
You led me to believe
You’ve changed your way of thinking now
But I know what is true
And I will keep on holding on
To all the things
You led me to believe

Now I miss you everyday
And it cuts me to the bone
But you have gone so far away
And I must stand alone
I kept the things you taught to me
And I found them to be true
I only wish that you believed them too

You led me to believe
And I followed everything you’d say and do
You led me to believe
You’ve changed your way of thinking now
But I know what is true
And I will keep on holding on
To all the things
You led me to believe

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Don’t Bother Me Now

by Bryan Duncan

 

You’ve got the funniest way of showin’ me
That you love me
You seem to never have time
To go out of your way
I finally catch you alone
You’ve got your mind on your money
I call you up on the telephone
But you only have time to say

Don’t bother me now
I’m in a hurry
I gotta go, I got a show
Don’t bother me now
I’ll see you Monday
But I don’t know

I think I’m losin’ my voice
Still you don’t hear me
I’m sayin’ everything twice
Or nothin’ at all
I think it’s time that we talk
Before it tunrs into trouble
We gotta work this thing out
But you only have time to say

Don’t bother me now
I’m in a hurry
I gotta go, I got a show
Don’t bother me now
I’ll see you Monday
But I don’t know

You want a love that will last forever
Then take the time to say
Instead of living
You’re giving you life away

Don’t bother me now
I’m in a hurry
I gotta go, I got a show
Don’t bother me now
I’ll see you Monday
But I don’t know

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Computer Age

by Randy Thomas

 

She does aerobics to start the day
But you can find here playing video games
On her home computer screen
She’s the best you’ve ever seen

She keeps appointments, she’s never late
Only goes out on computer dates
Made on answering machines
She’s the all-American teen

She’s growing up in the computer age
Her mind’s in gear
But her heart’s been disengaged
The future’s clear
It’s all been pre-arranged
She’s growing up in the computer age

She’s a product of society
Completely lacking personality
She was brought into the world
As a test tube baby girl

Her name is Debbie, or Cathy, or Sue
Maybe you know her
Maybe it’s you
She’s become like all the rest
Who’ve been programmed for success

She’s growing up in the computer age
Her mind’s in gear
But her heart’s been disengaged
The future’s clear
It’s all been pre-arranged
She’s growing up in the computer age

She’s got American Bandstand
To show her how to dance
She’s got cable movies
To tell her about romance
But she won’t dream of Mr. Right
Electric blankets keep her warm tonight

She’s growing up in the computer age
Her mind’s in gear
But her heart’s been disengaged
The future’s clear
It’s all been pre-arranged
She’s growing up in the computer age

Growin’ up, growin’ up
She’s got an IBM
That’s the apple of her eye
She doesn’t think for herself
Leads and automated llife
Growin’ up

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Sing for the Melody

by Dino Elefante & John Elefante

 

Everybody sing for the melody
Everybody sing it in harmony
Everybody sing for the melody
Everybody sing it in harmony
And it won’t be long until happiness
Is a song in every one of us

Do you have a dream that you’d like to find?
Do you have a vision inside of your mind?
So far away from any place you know
Maybe I got somethin’ that you should know
There’s power in me I’ve got to let go
‘Cause maybe I’m no ordinary man

Let me take you for a ride with me
And I’ll show you what you wanna see
You may only have one chance to see
All the beauty of the symphony
Help me sing my melody
Everybody listen to the music

Everybody sing for the melody
Everybody sing it in harmony
Everybody sing for the melody
Everybody sing it in harmony
And it won’t be long until happiness
Is a song in every one of us

©1984 Mastadon Publishing Company (BMI)

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Looking for the Answer

by Dino Elefante & Randy Thomas

 

I can’t seem to find it
No, I’ve looked everywhere
The questions, they run deep inside my soul
When I run to unwind it
It tangles even more
The truth drifts even farther than before

I don’t know why I’m wasting all my time
I don’t know why I don’t care
I don’t know what I have to do to find it
I don’t know I’m running out of time

Looking for the answer
I can’t find it anywhere
Looking for the answer
I’ve been searching everywhere
The truth is right in font of me
But I look the other way
It’s just so hard to face
Looking for the answer

I just can’t seem to fight it
This hunger leads me on
Darkness greets me everywhere I go
I try so hard to hide
What I already know
The answer came two thousand years ago

Looking for the answer
I can’t find it anywhere
Looking for the answer
I’ve been searching everywhere
The truth is right in front of me
But I’ve thrown it all away
It’s just so hard to face
Looking for the answer

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Libris Music (BMI)

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Envy and Jealousy

by Bryan Duncan & John Schreiner

 

Every time I think I’m OK
I’m in trouble again
I just can’t seem to get away
From this emotional sin
I’m inferiority bound
And lost in despair
Harmony can never be found
When I begin to compare

Envy and jealousy
They make me so small
Envy and Jealousy
Are there when I fall

You’re my only hope
To be saved from this oppression within
Show me there is nothing to be gained
By recognition of men

Envy and jealousy
Invading my mind
Envy and jealousy
They’re wasting my time
Envy and jealousy
They make me so small
Envy and jealousy
They’re there when I fall

I can recall when I was quite young
I had it all except for the one I wanted
Well that’s envy and jealousy

I know it’s a sin we’re all caught in
But I don’t want to be here forever
‘Cause it feels like a chain wrapped around my neck
And it’s bringin’ me down
I know it’s a trap we all fall in
But I don’t wanna be here tomorrow
So I’m askin’ for help
Won’t you please get me out
Won’t you take it away?

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Prodigals Regret
(Never Should Have Left You)

by Bryan Duncan

 

Oh, how could I have hurt you?
Living cold and reckless
What a careless fool I’ve been
To have taken you for granted
Me, the man with all the answers
Never stopped to notice
You were my savior and my friend
I never should have left you

Now I’m standing in your shadow
Waiting as the tears begin to fall
I never should have left you
I never should have left you
Oh, I’d give my life for one chance
To have you back again
But I’ve taken all my chances
I turned and I walked away

Love will carry on forever
Leaving many wounded
Heartaches never meant to be
The scars will always be there
Still, I don’t think I can make it
Living with a memory
I lost a love I failed to see
I never should have left you

Now I’m standing in your shadow
Waiting as the tears begin to fall
I never should have left you
never should have left you
Oh, you gave your life for one chance
That I might live again

I never should have left you
I took your love for granted
I never should have left you
I never should have left you

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Neighborhood Kids

by Bryan Duncan & John Schreiner

 

Momma say, she can’t control us
And Daddy don’t care
He’s got to feed us everyday
He’s workin’ hard for the clothes that we wear
He’s always workin’

They gotta leave us at home alone
Or with a sitter on the telephone
We’re makin’ trouble it’s plain to see
There’s no love lost for the good gone bad
Neighborhood kids at play
We’ll be in the streets tomorrow
With everything we learn today
We’re the neighborhood kids

I’m a neighborhood kid
With a juvenile smile we get in trouble
An evident crime
We didn’t mean it
Went a bit far
We only meant to have a good time
Can you believe it?
Who’s gonna blame us?
We’re on the run

You’re always sayin’ how we’re all too young
You never gave us the time of day
There’s no love lost for the bad boys
Neighborhood kids at play
We’ll be in the streets tomorrow
With everything we learn today
We’re the neighborhood kids from the back yard
Neighborhood kids at play
We’ll be in the streets tomorrow
With everything we learn today
We’re the neighborhood kids from the back yard
Don’t you know we nee love too?
We’ll be in the streets tomorrow
With everything we learn today

©1984 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Runnin‘ To Win
(B. Duncan / J. Schreiner)

I’ve been anxiously training,
I am young and strong and ready to go.
I’ve heard the gun and the race is on now,
I didn’t get here just to show.

I keep running, give it everything I can.
I keep running, never looking back again.
Endure the aching deep within,
I’ll keep running hard to win.

Started out in an ocean,
A sea of runners at my side.
Now they’re falling back one by one,
And I’m never going to be denied.

I keep running, give it everything I can.
I keep running, never looking back again.
Endure the aching deep within,
I’ll keep running hard to win.

Now’s the time when I pray for my second wind.
I’ve got to find that desire inside again.

The heat is on, it’s not over,
I can see the battles waving from here.
I can’t let anything hold me back now,
Seeing that the end is near.

I keep running, give it everything I can.
I keep running, never looking back again.
I keep running, give it everything I can.
I keep running, never looking back again.

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

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What Have You Got
(R. Thomas / B. Duncan)

I’m watching you from behind the scenes,
To see if what you say is what you mean.
But you don’t know it cause I play it cool,
Now I don’t want to be nobody’s fool.

I’m moving up you know I’m on top of names,
I look the part, I’m playing all the games.
But you don’t care to know what people think,
So, could it be you’ve found the missing link.

What have you got – That I haven’t got,
What have you got – That I haven’t got,
What have you got – That I haven’t got more of.

I’m up to date, I mean I’ve got the look,
You take your style from a different book.
I see your difference here like night and day,
Just tell me, how much do I have to pay.

You’re everything that I would like to be,
You do it right as far as I can see.
I guess you’re making me a jealous man,
So I’m asking for a helping hand.

What have you got – That I haven’t got,
What have you got – That I haven’t got,
What have you got – That I haven’t got more of.

What have you got – That I haven’t got,
What have you got – That I haven’t got,
What have you got – That I haven’t got more of.

Is it love, or is it fate,
Is it love for the human race.
That makes you life so much better than mine.
So tell me what it is.

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

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Falling In Love With You
(Thomas / Duncan / Thompson / Schreiner)

I remember the first time I felt you,
Touch my life and took my heart away
Time, they say that time will always tell,
And in all these years, I’ve loved you every day.

And every time I turn around,
I’m falling in love with You,
You’re the one true love that I can count on.
And after all these years I’ve found,
I’ve never grown tired of You,
It’s a lifetime love, only beginning.
Only beginning.

Love is such an easy word to say,
But the hardest thing in life, to live.
Please, don’t be mistaken when I cry,
Cause your love is worth the time,
That it takes to give.

And every time I turn around,
I’m falling in love with You,
You’re the one true love that I can count on.
And after all these years I’ve found,
I’ve never grown tired of You,
It’s a lifetime love, only beginning.

And every time I turn around,
I’m falling in love with You,
You’re the one true love that I can count on.
And after all these years I’ve found,
I’ve never grown tired of You,
It’s a lifetime love, only beginning.
Only beginning.

And every time I turn around,
I’m falling in love with You,
Falling in love with you,
Falling in love with you

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

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Haven’t Seen You
(R. Thomas / B. Duncan)

Well I haven’t seen you for a long time,
And I’ve wondered just how well you’ve been.
I’m sitting alone in the evening,
So I thought I would write to a friend.

I remember some sad times together,
When a smile was a hard thing to find.
And I leaned on you harder than ever,
Cause you gave me a lot of your time.

Since then you’ve burned all your bridges,
And you carry the weight by yourself.
Nobody knows where your heart is,
For we all hear it crying for help.

Haven’t seen you for a long time
Ooooh, haven’t seen you for a long time.
Haven’t seen you for a long time,
Ooooh, haven’t seen you for a long, long time.

Well I guess we’ve both gone through some changes,
And our edges are worn here and there.
But you showed me the secret to living,
And sharing my love through a prayer.

Now you tell me you’re quite hard to live with,
Well, I’m ashamed of myself now and then.
But I found a new life in forgiveness,
It can put you in touch once again.

But now you’ve burned all your bridges,
And you carry the weight by yourself.
And nobody knows where your heart is,
But we all hear it crying for help.

Ooooh, haven’t seen you for a long time.
Haven’t seen you for a while.
Haven’t seen you for a long time,
Ooooh, I haven’t seen you for a while.

Haven’t seen you for a long time.
Haven’t seen you for a while.

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

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Breakdown Love
(Thomas / Duncan / Duke / Schreiner)


We keep dreaming bout the good life,
We’ve been lookin’ but it’s just not there.
And I don’t even know just what we’re heading for.

We’ve been doing things our own way,
When we try we’re just a wasting our time.
And I don’t understand the things you do to me.

We’re heading for a breakdown love,
Don’t you think it’s time we’ve turned it around?
Heading for a breakdown love,
Turn it around.

Parting’s such a hard road,
Taking chances it would pass us by.
But we can take this life right back,
To where it used to be.

We’re distracted by the bright lights,
We’ve been acting like we just don’t care.
Seems I never get a chance to spend my time with you.

We’re heading for a breakdown love,
Don’t you think it’s time we’ve turned it around?
Heading for a breakdown love,
Turn it around – Turn it around.

We’re heading for a breakdown love,
Don’t you think it’s time we’ve turned it around?
It’s gonna be a breakdown love,
Turn it around
We’re heading for a breakdown love,
Don’t you think it’s time we’ve turned it around?
We’re headed for a breakdown love,
Turn it around,
Turn it around,
Turn it around.

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

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Valerie
(R. Thomas)

I watched the lights out on the harbor,
Saw the sun rise on the water.
I felt the waves of desperation,
And spent the day in contemplation.

Valerie, you always told me,
The love I seek, someday would hold me.
Valerie, Valerie, a change in me has been in the making.

While gazing down at my reflection,
I clearly saw my life’s direction.
I thought about the things you said to me,
The simple promise that you read to me.

Valerie, you always told me,
The love I seek, it someday would mold me.
Valerie, Valerie, a change in me has been in the making.

I saw a vision on the harbor,
A man was walking on the water.
I felt the waves in sweet salvation,
And spent the day in celebration.

Valerie, you always told me,
The love I seek, would someday enfold me.
Valerie, Just had to tell you,
Now I know, the love that compelled you.

Valerie – Valerie.

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

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Changed Hearts
(J. Sabolick / B. Duncan)

You were crying, to the last minute of the song.
You were moved, and in the crowd you sat alone.
Empty hearted, reflected clearly in your tears,
And you knew, the time had come to face your fears.

Changed hearts make changed lives,
And I see one in you, when I look into your eyes.
Changed hearts make changed lives,
And I see one in you – See one in you.
Changed hearts make changed lives,
And I see one in you.

You were crying, as you listened to the lines,
The song was you, the situation and the time.
Claimed forgiveness, was just an attitude away,
The point of view, just another way to say,

Changed hearts make changed lives,
And I see one in you, when I look into your eyes.
Changed hearts make changed lives,
And I see one in you – See one in you.
Changed hearts make changed lives,
And I see one in you.

The song can make you cry,
And take your heart away.
And feeling lost sometimes,
Can be enough to turn you around.

Changed hearts, changed lives,
I see one in you.
Only changed hearts make changed lives

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

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Live It
(R. Thomas)


I’ve been watching you, every thing you do.
Every step you take, and every move you make.
I’ve got my eye on you, to see if your heart is true.
Follow you every day, listen to every word you say.

They tell me you have got the answer.
I’ve got to see it in your life.
It’s only truth that I am after.
I won’t believe in any lies.

Oh, you’ve got to live it,
Before I believe a word you say.
You’ve got to live it,
And there is no other way.
Live it, prove every word you say is true,
You’ve got to live it, show me in everything you do.

Of all the things I’ve heard,
Actions speak louder than words.
And I know that talk is cheap,
And a promise hard to keep.
It’s easier said than done,
It’s easy to turn and run.
And if you stand your ground,
You can turn my heart around.

They tell me you have got the answer.
I’ve got to see it in your life.
It’s only truth that I am after.
I won’t believe in any lies.

You’ve got to live it,
Before I believe a word you say.
You’ve got to live it,
And there is no other way.
Live it, prove every word you say is true,
You’ve got to live it, show me in everything you do.

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

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What Did It Mean
(R. Thomas / R. Thompson)

The mailman was early, the lawyer was late.
I filled out the papers and sent him away.
It’s hard to believe you can buy your way out of love.

You called me to say that you don’t have much time.
Just make out a check and sign on the line.
But could you please hurry, it can’t be done soon enough.

And I’m not getting any younger,
But look at what you’ve done girl, to me.

I remember when you’d hold hold me so closely,
That nothing could come between.
All the words of love you told me, now what did it mean.
What did it mean (what did it mean when you’d hold me)
What did it mean (what did it mean when you told me)
What did it mean (what did it mean when you’d hold me)
What did it mean.

I thought that I’d die when you walked out the door,
Now sometimes I cry till the tears come no more.
The meaning is lost and I don’t know where to turn.
Desert and pain is the web that you weave.
A vicious greed is pay when you leave.
It seems that the cost was more than it was worth.

And I’m not getting any younger,
But look at what you’ve done girl, to me.

I remember when you’d hold hold me so closely,
That nothing could come between.
All the words of love you told me, now what did it mean.
What did it mean (what did it mean when you’d hold me)
Was it anything (what did it mean when you told me)
What did it mean (what did it mean when you’d hold me)
What did it mean.
What did it mean (what did it mean when you’d hold me)
Where’s we go wrong (what did it mean when you’d hold me)


Fades out with various words of chorus…

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

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Armed And Ready
(Thomas / Diggs / Schreiner)

I am preparing to face the fight,
Put on my helmet and fasten it tight.
Wearing the armor that keeps my heart pure,
Take up the shield that will help me endure.

My only weapon, a mighty sword,
My one allegiance to my King and Lord.
I live my life by the words that He says,
That is what gives me the cutting edge.

Armed and ready,
Ready to face the fight.
Armed and ready,
Ready to live, ready to die, ready to give my life.

The war is unseen but the battle is real,
I’m holding a weapon with power to heal.
It can divide between spirit and soul,
Cut to the heart when it reaches its goal.

The King that I serve was the Prince who was killed,
Long years ago, on a far away hill.
Now there’s no need for more blood to be shed,
Since His return to life from the dead.

I’m armed and ready,
Ready to face the fight.
Armed and ready,
Ready to live, ready to die, ready to give my life.

Ready to face the fight – Oh, ready.
Ready to give my life – ready to face the fight.

Armed and ready,
Ready to face the fight.
Armed and ready,
Ready to live, ready to die.

armed and ready,
Ready to face the fight.
Armed and ready,
Ready to live, ready to die
Ready to live, ready to die, ready to give my life

© 1991 Lexicon Music Inc.

Isabel

by Bryan Duncan

 

Isabel is a new believer
She works a shift in the bar
And every night the all love to tease her
“You’ve finally found you a star”

Hard time
Hard line
To stand for what you know is true
Hard time
Hard line, ooh

She tells her story to hardened faces
They say they’ve heard it before
They’ve seen at least a half-dozen cases
Who don’t believe anymore

Hard time
Hard line
To stand for what you know is true
Hard time
Hard line, ooh, whoa!

Isabel, you’re a new creation
Isabel
You’re not alone in your situation
You don’t know how long we’ve waited
Patiently anticipating
You, oh

She’s workin’ late but on Monday morning
She finds a light in the dark
It’s where she learns of her new-found calling
Escapes the flood in the ark

Hard time
Hard line
To stand for what you know is true
Hard time
Hard line, ooh, whoa!

Isabel, you’re a new creation
Isabel
You’re not alone in your situation
You don’t know how long we’ve waited
Patiently anticipating
You, oh

(Isabel, you’re a new creation)
Oh, Isabel!
(Not alone in your situation)
Alone in your situation
(Isabel, you’re a new creation)
Oh, Isabel!
(Not alone in your situation)
Not alone, oh, no, no
Oh, Isabel

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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You Can Make It

By Bryan Duncan
(Dedicated to Brian Miller)

 

Looks like you’re losing
With no one to blame
It’s double or nothin’
But the odds are the same

You can make it
You can come from behind
You can make it now
Makin’ up for lost time

Looks like you’re fightin’
To stay in the race
It’s harder than ever
Just keepin’ the pace

You can make it
You can give it your best
You can make it now
You can pass every test

Somebody’s keepin’ you from goin’ all the way
Somebody’s keepin’ you from doin’ what I say
Somebody’s hopin’ you won’t make it today

You can make it
You can come from behind
You can make it now
Makin’ up for lost time

Talkin’ to me now and I know you too well
I tell you the truth ’cause I love ya
So don’t give me reasons why you can’t carry on
You can believe what I say

You can make it
You can give it your best
You can make it now
You can pass every test
You can make it
You can come from behind
You can make it now
Makin’ up for lost time

Somebody’s keepin’ you, oh!
Somebody’s keepin’ you

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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They Just Go On

By Randy Thomas & Sam O. Scott

 

He plays guitar in a smoke-filled room
Singing from the afternoon
Until the morning comes
His music sets the atmosphere
For drinking, lonely hearts that gather here

By two a.m. he ends the show
His world is fine for w know
But don’t believe a word
He’s a master of charades
An expert with the masquerades

They just go on
Never changing
They just go on and on and on and on and on
They just go on
Never changing
They just go on and on and on and on and on

And married to the man to stage
The woman who will share his wage
She waits to drive him home
Gives to him a warming smile
But secretly she trembles all the while
She wears the look of confidence
And leads the life of common sense
She keeps a level head
But just behind her quiet grace
There hides a girl who’s lost and out of place

Oh, they just go on
Never changing
They just go on and on and on and on and on
They just go on
Never changing
They just go on and on and on and on and on

There’s a hunger inside
That they can’t satisfy
With any earthly treasure
And they wonder each night
If the pain the must hide will go on…
And they just go on

They just go on
Never changing
They just go on and on and on and on and on
They just go on
Never changing
They just go on and on and on and on and on

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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The Road

by Bryan Duncan

 

I’m livin’ it out on the road
And I’ve got so far to go
The one that I love is at home
And she is a part of me
I stare at the road ’til my eyes turn red
The book on my lap
And the thought in my head of you

Somethin’ keeps drivin’ me on
When I just don’t want to go
I carry this feelin’ inside
That nobody want to know
So why would you choose to be using me
I’ve never been quite what they want to see from you

The road is so demanding, Lord
I can’t give more than I have
I know how much I need your love
I can’t give more than you’ve given me

And I stand in some corner backstage
And eat what’s not good for me
I sleep in another hotel
With the radio on
And I dream of my home where I belong
And I didn’t just travel this far for a song or two
But I’ll do it for you

The road is so demanding, Lord
I can’t give more than I have
I know how much I need your love
I can’t give more than you’ve given me

Well I know that the number one thing
Is spending my time with you
And this road gives me plenty of time
To hear what you have to say
Sometimes you don’t speak a word at all
But here I am waiting to answer your call to me
And I hope you can see
I’m out on the road

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Feel Like Singin’

by Randy Thomas, David Biggs, Bryan Duncan,
Sam O. Scott & Rick Thomson

 

I feel a song comin’ on
Startin’ out easy and comin’ on strong
I sounds so lovely
Comes from above me
Down from the music Maker

Music is just what I need
Helps me to show you
Just how good I feel
Expressin’ a feelin’
I get when I’m singin’
A song from the music Maker

You make me feel like singin’
You make me fee like singin’
Sending my heart to the top of the world
You are the love of my life

Like a symphony
Your love moves on me
To bring on the tears of joy
Keep my life on key
And fill my need to be
In love with you more and more

You make me feel like singin’
You make me fee like singin’
Sending my heart to the top of the world
You are the love of my life

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Now or Never

by Bryan Duncan

 

I’ve been livin’ on faith and mercy
And I haven’t really got too far
I had a little job until Friday
But I lost it ’cause I had no car
Well I know it’s only temporary
I’ve got a hundred talents and one
But I’m hangin’ out on fifth and main street
Checkin’ for change in the telephone

Momma said that changin’ wouldn’t be easy
She didn’t lie
If I’m ever gonna know the difference
I’ve got to try, yeah
It’s now or never

I’m survivin’ on day-old doughnuts
And some other things that just won’t do
And the policeman by the news stand sayin, “Hey!
Look what it’s doin’ to you”
Well I’m lookin’ for sanctuary
And there’s not another moment to lose
When you stand on the bottom and stare at the top
You know you’ve got to make a change or two

Momma said that changin’ wouldn’t be easy
She didn’t lie
If I’m ever gonna know the difference
I’ve got to try, yeah
It’s now or never

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Can You Help Me

by Rick Thomson & Bob Bennett

 

My heart’s been broken
It’s come undone
It’s the same old story I always tell
About the coins I lost in the wishing well

I’m just a dreamer
I’ve always been
But hangin’ my dreams on the point of a star
Got old real quick, I didn’t get too far

Can you help me?
My life is a puzzle scattered on the ground
Can you help me?
And I won’t feel right ’til every piece is found
Can you help me?
Can you help me?

I promised myself
I’d win at love
But every time I tried to play
The pain would start and I would back away

And now you tell me
About a love
The goes beyond anything I do
Well I’d love to believe that it’s really true
Is it really true?

A dying swan in a twisted dance
Can you help me?
Every time I turn around I’m on my last chance
Can you help me?

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Contender

by Bryan Duncan & Randy Thomas

 

Oh, I’m defending my crown
In the fifteenth round
And this loser want to take me down
Like a man in the lion’s den
Well he’s cunning and he’s ruthless
And he knows me well
And he’s hurt me once before
Now my back’s to the ropes again

I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m standing for my crown
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m standing my own ground

Well, I hear the crowd screamin’
As they watch me reelin’
And they all wanna see me fall
I’ve been cut to the bone again
But I’ll keep on swingin’
‘Til I hear the bell ring
Yeah, we’ll be takin’ the prize to win

I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m standing for my crown
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m not quittin’
I won’t give up
I’m standing my own ground

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Just Like Me

by Randy Thomas

 

If I had a dime for every time
I’ve had you on my mind
They would stretch on down the highway
In an endless line
If I had a dime for every time
I’ve thought about us two
I could buy myself a lifetime
Just to spend on you

And maybe you could care for someone
Just like me
Maybe you’re in need of someone
Just like me

Now I told you how I hold you
In my highest esteem
I hope you don’t disapprove of me
If I’m not what I seem
As a matter of fact
I’ve been holding back
The way I really feel
And I’ve been afraid
Of what you might say
If my heart had been revealed

And maybe you could care for someone
Just like me
Maybe you’re in need of someone
Just like me

Well, I’m no night in shining armor
No prince charming, I agree
But what I lack in might and valor
I’ll make up in honesty

So, here I go
I will try to show
How much for you I care
But the value that I place in you
Is far beyond compare
You mean more to me
Than the eye can see
But your heart can understand
That I’m talkin of the kind of love
To a woman from a man

And maybe you could care for someone
Just like me
Maybe you’re in need of someone
Just like me
Maybe deep inside you’re feelin’
Just like me
And maybe you could marry someone
Just like me

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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You Need a Reason

by Bryan Duncan and Randy Thomas

 

So you’re not enough
And you’re sure it’s true
And you carry it inside
Chances are you’re not looking
Where you should
So you imitate
But you can’t create
I can see through your disguise
There’s a better reason for your life

And I know you’ll never always
Be the way you should
But your love is just the thing
To do somebody good
All you need to give is just your time
And let Jesus be the reason for your life

So you’ve tried your best
And you’ve fallen short
Your life is still the same
Chances are you’re not living
Like you should
Hey, but don’t give up
And don’t give in
It hasn’t been in vain
There’s a valid reason for your life

And I know a place to go
Where the weak are understood
And you could find a comfort there
And if you only would
All you need to give is just your time
And let Jesus be the reason for your life

And I know you’ll never always
Be the way you should
(You need a reason)
But your love is just the thing
To do somebody good
(You need a reason)
All you need to give is just your time
And let Jesus be the reason for your life

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Hold On Tight

by Bryan Duncan, Rick Thomson & Randy Thomas

 

We count our many tragedies
But still, life must go on
Waiting for what can’t be seen
Explanations try to find
Excuses for the pain
Oh, but they never change the way we feel, no

Hold on tight
Hold on tight
Don’t let go
Hold on tight

Quest for fame and fortune
You might find a new frontier
We might last another year
But in or fast from cash and carry
We might marry into freedom
And find a faith that’s fresh and clear, yeah

Hold on tight
Hold on tight
Don’t let go
Hold on tight

Harmony and tragedy
Go often hand in hand
In times of ease our dreams are built
Upon the shifting sands
When time are hard our faith remains
To keep us in God’s hands

Hold on tight
Hold on tight
Don’t let go
Hold on tight

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Take It – Save It

By Bryan Duncan (Dedicated to Brian Miller)

 

Well, I guess you’ have to learn it all the hard way
‘Cause you never get it right first time around
Get a little recognition, head for Broadway
You’re spendin’ all your love on a paper crown

Take it, save it
‘Fore you lose it
Take it, save it
‘Fore it dies
Take it, save it
‘Fore you lose it
Take it, save it
‘Fore it dies

And you hide behind your casual conversation
Thinking that it hides the way you feel
But you used to have a burning love within you
Now you’re not so sure that it was real

Love is the first thing you lose
When you leave it to just how you feel
Love is the last thing you find
When you’re tellin’ your love goodbye

When you find the things you do don’t mak you happy
‘Cause you’re always fallin’ short of what you planned
Well, the loving hand of God is there to guide you
If you’ll only take the time to take his hand

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Falling Star

By Rick Thomson, Bryan Duncan & Rand Thomas

 

Like a fallin’ star in one direction
You’re burning way off course
Shooting out into the distant darkness
Losing your own source
leaving the One who really loves you
Determined to be the sun aboveyou

Thoug your light for now is brighter than
All the stars around
It will be a short-lived reign of glory
Like a throne without a crown
Falling to earth in flames of splendor
Feeling the pull of someone greater

You can’t hide it
No matter who you are
You can’t fight it
When you’re falling like a star
Falling star, falling star

When you realize your fate of falling
Notice who you are
You’re a precious part of morning glory
From the heart of a brighter star
Leaving the One who really loves you
Determined to be the sun above you

You can’t hide it
No matter who you are
You can’t fight it
When you’re falling like a star
Falling star, falling star

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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You’re the One

by Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas & Rick Thomson

 

Some say You’re here
Some say You’re there
Fut I just need someone to talk to
Spend all my money and most of my time
I just need someone to know me

I’ve got to find out for myself now
‘Cause I need You and no one else will do
I know that You’re the one
I know that You’re the one I need

I could be right or I could be wrong
I just need someone to tell me
Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose
I just need someone to help me

Do you need someone?
Oh, I need someone
And it’s hard to sleep at nighttime
When you’re on the run
Dreams don’t take you very far
I need someone to hold my heart

I’ve got to find out for myself now
‘Cause I need You and no one else will do
I know that You’re the one
I know that You’re the one I need

Well, I’ve been to the east, now and I’ve been to the west
Still can’t find someone to lea on
But I’m like everybody, take nobody’s word
I’ve just got to find out for myself

I’ve been banned in the north and burned in the south
Still on my way to happiness
And I’m conned when I’m up and I’m kicked when I’m down
Nobody cares when I’m bleeding

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Angel

by Randy Thomas

 

Angel, Angel!

Angel of light
Angel of glory
Beautiful as the dawn
Somehow you know that your days are numbered
My, how the mighty fall
My, how the mighty fall
My, how the mighty fall

Angel
I’m givin’ you warning
Angel
Devil in disguise
Angel
Son of the morning
Angel
Father of lies

Try to destroy all that you’ve hated
Driven on by your pride
God of this world, essence of evil
Master of disguise
Master of disguise
Master of disguise

Angel
I’m givin’ you warning
Angel
Devil in disguise
Angel
Son of the morning
Angel
Father of lies

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Chasin’ the Wind

by Rick Thomson

 

He set up hopes on Monday
Thinkin’ time would make it right
But those days kept rollin’ by him
Without a struggle or a fight
And he won’t know what he’s missin’
He just spends his lifetime listenin’ to the wind

Well, he never had a problem
‘Cause he never took the time
And he’d never call a friend up
So he’d never lose the dime
And he won’t know what her’s missin
He just spends his lifetime listenin’ to the wind

Chasin’ the wind
Chasin’ the wind
Never seemed to care
He was dancin’ in the air
Chasin’ the wind
Chasin’ thewind
Searchin’ for the gold at rainbow’s end

He would say there’s no creator
‘Cept the words were never clear
Did he simply hesitate or
Give a little in to fear
But the truth as he woud see it
Would reduce him to believin’ in a lie

Chasin’ the wind
Chasin’ the wind
Never seemed to care
He was dancin’ in the air
Chasin’ the wind
Chasin’ thewind
Searchin’ for the gold at rainbow’s end

The beginning of all wisdom
Is to hold to what is true
Better a poor and wise man
Than to be a wealthy fool
For a wise man never misses
What a fool ignores by listenin’ to the wind

Chasin’ the wind
Chasin’ the wind
Never seemed to care
He was dancin’ in the air
Chasin’ the wind
Chasin’ thewind
Searchin’ for the gold at rainbow’s end

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Don’t Tell Me You Love Me

by Bryan Duncan

 

Don’t tell me you love me
If you won’t show me your love
Don’t sing me your love songs
If I’m not who you’re thinkin’ of

I won’t leave myself open to something untrue
Not even from you
I won’t leave myself open to something untrue
Although I love you
Sorry, my love is not a plaything
Sorry, sorry

Don’t tell me you love me
If you won’t give me your heart
Don’t give me your promise
If you’re still willing to part

I won’t leave myself open to something untrue
Not even from you
I won’t leave myself open to something untrue
Although I love you
Sorry, my love is not a plaything
Sorry, sorry

Don’t tell me you love me
If you plan to ever change your mind
Don’t sing me your love songs
If your lyric and your life don’t rhyme

Don’t tell me you love me
If you plan to ever change your mind
Don’t sing me your love songs
If your lyric and your life don’t rhyme

Don’t give me your promise
If your heart makes you feel what your mind don’t focus
Don’t say that you’ll be there
If I can’t call you up at a moment’s notice

Don’t tell me you love me
If you plan to ever change your mind
Don’t sing me your love songs
If your lyric and your life don’t rhyme

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Undecided

by Bryan Duncan

 

Undecided
Colors never looked so grey
When deciding
Whether you should go or stay
Hey, don’t fight it
Love is on the winning side
Find your place there
Find the love that you denied

Sing it!
Someday you gotta stake your life on someone
One day you gotta give your love a loved one
Please stay and make it pay
Win or lose, you got to choose

Undecided
Worry doesn’t change your way
Let your mind roll
Make your mark with what you say
Hay, don’t buy it
When people say you’ll never change
Take the vision
God knows how to rearrange

Sing it!
Someday you gotta stake your life on someone
One day you gotta give your love a loved one
Please stay and make it pay
Win or lose, you got to choose

Sing it!
Someday you gotta stake your life on someone
One day you gotta give your love a loved one
Please stay and make it pay
Win or lose, you got to choose

Sing it!
Someday you gotta stake your life on someone
One day you gotta give your love a loved one
Please stay and make it pay
Win or lose, you got to choose

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Carry Me

by Bryan Duncan, Tom Stipe,
Randy Thomas & Rick Thomson

 

Carry me over
Carry me through
Carry me all the way
Carry me over
Carry me through
Carry me all the way

Carry my spirit off into heaven
Show me the break of day
I sit in the morning
Listen to silence
Waiting for what you’ll say
Waiting for what you’ll say

You’re the artist
I’m the painting
You brushed my life with gentle care
You’re always there
You took my blank and empty canvas
And clearly placed your image there
Oh, You’re always there

Carry me over
Carry me through
Carry me all the way
Carry me over
Carry me through
Carry me all the way

Longing to hear the sound of Your voice
Tears come into my eyes
I’m leaving my problems
Right here beside me
Lift me to paradise

Let my praise be as a letter
Written from my heart
And read by only you
Only you
Let my voice be as a cryer
In the darkness
With the promise of the truth
Of the truth

Carry me over
Carry me through
Carry me all the way
Carry me over
Carry me through
Carry me all the way

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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More Than You Need

by Randy Thomas

 

If you don’t care for anyone else
And the goin’ gets rough
You spend your energies to please yourself
It sure gets tough
When you can never get enough
Keep on seeking
You will only find
That it’s a never-ending search
But if a man could only give up his pride
He’d begin to learn that freedom will never be earned
When you’ve got

More than you need
But less than you want
You know it’s gonna drive you to your knees
You’ve got more than you need
But less than you want
I guess there’s just no satisfying greed

Take a gamble, you just have to win
When there’s nothing left to lose
You’re feeling helpless, and it’s not a sin
But sometimes when you’re used
Now don’t you get the two confused
When you’ve got

More than you need
But less than you want
You know it’s gonna drive you to your knees
You’ve got more than you need
But less than you want
I guess there’s just no satisfying greed

When life’s so troubled that you feel like givin’ in
Because it hurts so much
The autumn leaves have got you thinkin’ again
You never were that strong
You should’ve known it all along

The day you’ve finally given up on yourself
And there’s nowhere left to go
You’ll discover that you need Somebody else
Someone who will care
And He’ll be there to let you know
And He’ll be

All that you need
And all that you want
I pray it’s gonna drive you to you knees
he’ll be all that you need
And all that you want
The only One who sets you mind at ease

He’ll be all that you need
And all that you want

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Find Your Way

by Bryan Duncan and Randy Thomas

 

Hurry to find your hero
Fan through the magazines
‘Cause heroes die of fame and lonely hearts
Worry about your waistline
Worry for a lover’s smile
All because you lack the love inside

We only came to let you know
There’s only one way to go
And that’s to the Savior
We only came to let you know
There’s only one way to go
And that’s to the Savior
Find your way
Find your way
Find your way
Find your way

Carry the weight of caring
For everybody else
See if the load won’t drive you to your knees
Savor your best kept secrets
All with a trusted friend
See if your sins won’t find the front page news

We only came to let you know
There’s only one way to go
And that’s to the Savior
We only came to let you know
There’s only one way to go
And that’s to the Savior
Find your way
Find your way
Find your way
Find your way

©1979 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

Got to Believe

by Randy Thomas & Rick Thomson


Got to believe in somethin’,
Got to believe that somethin’s there;
Got to believe in someone,
Got to believe that someone cares for you.

Got to believe in somethin’,
Got to believe that somethin’s there;
Got to believe in someone,
Got to believe that someone cares for you.
Got to believe.

‘Cause if nobody cares,
Then there’s nothing to share
Why are you so afraid?
If we’re born just to die,
Well, then why even try
Are you living to take the blame?

Why don’t you make up your mind?
Keep on seeking, you will find.
Believe it, oh, believe it!
Even though it’s not your style,
Think on it a little while,
Believe it, oh, believe it!
REPEAT

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Breakin’ the Ice

By Bob Wilson


Breakin’ the ice with love,
We’re meltin’ away stone cold hearts from a winter’s day.
Breakin’ the ice with love.
Releasing the binds that’s held man
From the start of time.

It’s so easy to do
When God’s love is with you
And is living in.
And you’ll come to find
It’s just a matter of time
When love begins breakin’ the ice.

Sure as a flower needs to have rain,
Man’s need for love is jus the same;
Sure as the sunrise starts each new day,
With heaven’s love you’ll find the way.

©1978 Sojourn Publishing Co. (BMI)

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Young Girl

By Bryan Duncan


She’s just a young girl
And she has much to learn
About what the people call livin’,
Educated through movies
And books in the drugstore,
The radio backs them all day.
She’s just a young girl
And she knows what she needs
But doesn’t quite know where to find.
She’s following visions
Of romantic lovers,
And happiness that sells for a dime.

CHORUS:
Oh, why don’t you look to the Author of livin’
And find out what He has to give?
Well, look to the Father of heaven and earth
And you’ll find He has the time,
All the time for you.

She’s hopelessly lost in a world of division
With no one to tell her the problem;
She’s chasing the lights that are fading in darkness
And taking her dreams right beside them.
(REPEAT CHORUS)

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Melody, Harmony

by Sam O. Scott, Randy Thomas, Rick Thomson


Every melody has a simple harmony.
Now I told ya!
Every harmony’s got to have a melody,
That’s right!
But the song don’t mean a thing
If there ain’t no one to sing it,
I told ya!
If there ain’t no one to sing it,
The song don’t mean a thing.
That’s right!

CHORUS:
We are the children of The Mighty,
We are the apple of His eye;
We are the image of The Maker.
We are the song of The Most High.
Can you hear it?
Can you hear it?
(You’ve got to listen now)
Can you hear it?
Can you hear it?
Well, the song ain’t worth a dime,
If the lyrics never rhyme.
Now I told ya!
If the lyrics never rhyme

Then the song ain’t worth a dime,
That’s right!’
The tune will never do
If the message isn’t true
Now I told ya!
If the message isn’t true
Then the tune will never do.
That’s right!
We’ve got to learn to love again,
We’ve got to learn to love again.
Without You we’re like a song without a melody,
A word without a rhyme.

Can; you hear it? Can you hear it?
(You’ve got to listen now)
Can you hear it? Can you hear it?
Can you hear it? We’re the image of the Maker.
Can you hear it? We’re the song of the Most High.

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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I Need Your Love Again

by Bryan Duncan


Well, I’ve been out of love so long
That my life was just a line;
And bitterness and empty found my feelings.
I’ve been out of touch so long
That the world was just a ride;
That took me through a life that held me captive.

CHORUS:
Well, I need Your love again,
You’re the ink inside my pen,
Without You I’m a man without a reason.
Well, I need Your love again,
You’re the race I have to win,
Losing You would surely change my destiny.

I’ve been out of love so long
That my heart became a stone’
Insensitive to those who bleed around me.
I’ve been out of reach so long
That my mind became my own’
And all the time I had was spent self-pleasing.

You’re the source of all I am,
The Light inside my mind,
And the freshness of a newfound song.
You’re the happy ending without an end
A smile from One who cares,
Anticipation of unending life with You.

(REPEAT CHORUS)

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Good Feelin’

by Rick Thomson & Randy Thomas


When you’re tied up to the dock
‘Cause you just can’t stay afloat
Alone at sea,
Sail with someone else. Okay!
When you’re tired of feelin’ lost
And you finally count the cost,
You’re short of change,
Give it all away. Yeah!

CHORUS:
‘Cause it’s a good feelin’,
It’s all right!
It’s a good feelin’,
Day and night!
It’s a good feelin’
To give your life away.
It’s a good feelin’,
Day and night!
It’s a good feelin’,
It’s all right.
It’s a good feelin’
To give your life away.

When your life becomes unjust
And your dreams
Have turned to dust in your own hands,
Leave them where they fall.
When you’re all tired up in knots
And you can’t collect the thoughts
In your own mind.
Give your mind a rest. Yeah!
(REPEAT CHORUS)

Give your life away
Give your life away
Give your life away.

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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Searchin’ for Love

by Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas


You can search for a thousand lifetimes
And still never find it all;
The reason The Maker cares for,
In spite of the seekers fall.
Love is the ultimate creation
From the heart of The Morning Star;
And you are the pearl that it paid for,
Knowing everything you are.

In the hands of deceivers
Love becomes a tool of war,
But still in the eyes of believers
The power of God is more.
But still in the eyes of believers
The power of God is more.

Searchin’ for love,
Searchin’ for love,
Searchin’ for love,
Searchin’ for love.

Love is the ultimate creation
From the heart of The Morning Star;
You are the pearl that it paid for,
Knowing everything you are.

Go ahead and misuse it,
It won’t get ya very far;
It’s intended to go with The Keeper,
The one who made you everything you are.
It’s intended to go with The Keeper,
The one who made you everything you are.
Searchin’ for love,
Searchin’ for love,
Searchin’ for love,
Searchin’ for love.

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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The Lord is Calling

by Randy Thomas & Rick Thomson


Well your childhood days,
Your high school ways
Didn’t help you too much,
Never gave you no touch,
And you wouldn’t take it!
Well there’ll be hell to pay
If you get your way,
And make your life a mess
And all your deeds confess,
That you’ll never make it.

CHORUS:
And the Lord is callin’ you home again,
Yes, the Lord is callin’ you home again.
Home again.
You’re a stranger in a crowd.
A dark and rainless cloud.
You’re a spirit in the tomb.
A child inside the womb.

When you try it alone,
Your heart is a stone,
You’ve always got an excuse,
What’s the us,
If no one believes it?
Life’s an empty cup,
At the bottom looking up,
How’s your point of view?
Jesus still loves you,
If you can conceive it.

CHORUS:
And the Lord is callin’ you home again,
Yes, the Lord is callin’ you home again.
The Lord is callin’ you back home again,
The Lord is callin’ you back home again,
The Lord is callin’ you back home again,
Why don’t you answer?
The Lord I callin’ you,
The Lord Is callin’ you back,
The Lord is callin’ you back home.
(REPEAT CHORUS)

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

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I Love You with My Life

by Bryan Duncan


I would like to say,
Just before I leave you,
I’ll be back someday,
And with me I will take you
So do not be afraid,
Only watch and pray,
And wait for my return.

I’ve done what I must do,
My work here is completed,
It’s all been done for you,
Believe what I have stated,
And I will give you peace
Through all your tribulations,
Until I come again.

CHORUS:
Please now that I love you,
I’ll stay by your side.
If only now in spirit,
I’ll still be your guide.
You will not suffer long,
For I have suffered for you,
I love you with my life.

I’ll prepare a place
Where we can live together,
I’ll meet you face to face,
To share our new forever.
Don’t let your love grow cold,
And I will not allow
What’s more than you can bear.
CHORUS:

Love you with my life.

©1978 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

It’s So Fine
(Soul Tune Boogie)

by Bryan Duncan

 

Oh, yeah
You refuse to believe, that you need company in your heart, mm
All I want you to see is a sweeter harmony for you life, yay
But you say you’re doin’ fine all by yourself, yeah!
But you don’t know what I know
No substitute will last

More than just a feelin’
It’s so fine!
Ooh!

No amount of money’s gonna show you how to live to be free, yeah
In the rock the honey doesn’t do you no good ’til you receive
Never put your faith in tomorrow
You may never make it today, yay
Without hope you shouldn’t be livin’, ow, wow!
Hate to see you have it your way

More than just a feelin’
Well, it’s so fine
Huh!

You’re afraid that my way of life is gonna cramp your style
But I’m only gonna be around for a little while, yay
So I want you to have the best of everything, ah, ah!
But you don’t wanna leave your temporary scene

More than just a feelin’
It’s so fine

More than just a feelin’
It’s so fine

©1977 Maranatha! Music

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Ryan’s Song

By Bryan Duncan & Rick Thomson

 

I saw another friend in town
And he said you’d gone away
Chasin’ your dreams across the sky
Never finding the light of day

Sometimes I get so worried
I even lose my courage
But in my mind I knew that you were near
But in my mind I knew that you were near

I told you on the telephone
But you did not want to hear
I say you in the café
But you turned and walked away
All I want to see is you
Bank on what will last
Find your higher dream come true
Higher than your past

Sometimes I get so worried
I even lose my courage
But in my mind I knew that you were near
But in my mind I knew that you were near

In my mind I knew that you were near

Your life is changed, you’re not the same
And I know the reason why
I knew you’d find it one fine day
Now you’re never gonna die

Sometimes I get so worried
I even lose my courage
But in my mind I knew that you were near
But in my mind I knew that you were near
[scat singing]

©1977 Maranatha! Music

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Childish Things
(1 Corinthians 13:11)

By Bryan Duncan, Randy Thomas & Rick Thomson

 

Whoa oh, whoa oh, whoa oh
When I was a child
I understood just like a child
But now that I am able
I’m gonna lay it on the table, oh
When I was just a little child
I sopke just like a child
But now that I am older
I’m gonna lay down, lay down
Childish things

Oh, let me lay it down
And keep on gettin’ stronger
Let me lay it down
I don’t need them any longer
Childish things

Whoa!
When I was a child
I thought just like a child
Now I’m thinking clearer
I don’t need them any longer, oh
When I was a child
Well, I walked just like a child
Now I’m walking better
I’m gonna lay down, lay down
Childish things

Oh, let me lay it down
And keep on gettin’ stronger
Let me lay it down
I don’t need them any longer
Childish things

When I was a child
I understood just like a child
Now that I am able
I’m gonna lay it on the table, oh
When I became a man
I began to understand
I stopped acting like a baby
I’m gonna lay down, lay down
Childish things

Lay down, lay down childish things
Lay down, lay down childish things

©1977 Maranatha! Music

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Let it Go

by Bryan Duncan & Randy Lee

 

Well, the grass looks greener on the other side
So you jumped them fences ’til you almost died
But you still can’t find it, though you know you tried
And you ain’t got time to be free

Well you spend your money ‘fore you got it made
It ain’t so funny what the bills ain’t paid
But you keep on tryin’ for that one more thing
And you ain’t got time to be free

Well, let it go, let it go
Spirit move me, let it flow
Right now

Well, you love your body and you fill your mind
But your soul ain’t livin’ ’cause you ain’t got time
But you keep on wond’rin’ why you can’t find rest
And you ain’t got time to be free

Well, “I want it, want it right this minute”
“Want it,” is what I hear you say
“Want it,” you’re gonna jump right in it
“Want it,” they’re gonna make you pay

Let it go, let it go
Spirit move me, let it flow
Right now
Right now
Right now
Right now
You can be free
Be free
Be free

©1977 Maranatha! Music

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Your Life

by Bryan Duncan

 

All your life
You’ve always stood alone
Never needing anybody
To show you how to live
But now your life is changing
As the Spirit says it’s time
To hear the Father sayin’
Won’t you live your life in mine

You’ve had a lot of hard times
You’ve reaped a lot of pain
Felt a lot of sorrow
As you lived your life in vain
But now your life is changin’
Oh yeah, as the Spirit says it’s time
To hear the Father sayin’
Won’t you live your life in mine
(Live your life in mine)
Won’t you live your life in mine
(Live your life in mine)
Whoa, live your life in mine

©1977 Maranatha! Music

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Somebody Loves You

by Bryan Duncan

 

Lord, it’s so good to know that somebody loves you
You know it’s so fine to know that somebody’s there
Lord, it’s so good to share your feelings with someone
Who knows how you feel and knows how to care

Sometimes alone on the dark side of nowhere
Wondering, when is it all going to end?
Feelin’ the pain of a love, disregarded
Knowin’ the shame that comes from livin’ in sin

Somebody loves you
Alright, what I say, ah
Somebody cares for you, yeah
Somebody loves you
Oh it’s alright, yeah
Somebody loves you
Somebody cares
Somebody loves you
Somebody cares, play!

Sometimes a song on the wings of an angel
So sweet to me are the words of a friend
Patiently waiting in my world of misfortune
You make it easy to live life again

Somebody loves you
Oh, yay, whoa yeah
Somebody cares for you, yeah
Somebody loves you
Oh it’s alright, hey!
Somebody loves you
Somebody cares
Somebody loves you
Somebody cares
Somebody loves you
Somebody cares

©1977 Maranatha! Music

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His Name is Whispered

by Randy Thomas

 

When day was young and I would walk with him
We’d speak of you and how he knew you when
Recalling memories of times that knew you well
Deepest emotions that he alone could tell
Then he showed me his love for you
Greater love than you ever knew, well, yeah
Mounting up as an eagle to the sky, my oh my
On the wings of salvation you can fly, high

His name is whispered on a soft and gentle breeze
He can paint a thousand pictures with a word
I want you to feel the touch of his compassion
Sets a restless mind at ease
Then he tells me of his deepest love for you

You’ve never known him, he loved you from afar
That’s just his way, he loves you as you are
Man of mysteries, man of strength
Man of power, Prince of Peace

His name is whispered on a soft and gentle breeze
He can paint a thousand pictures with a word
I want you to feel the touch of his compassion
Sets a restless mind at ease
Then he tells me of his deepest love for you, well, whoa

©1977 Maranatha! Music

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God’s Got a Plan

by Bryan Duncan

 

Alright!
Whoo!
Ah ha!

“Love it or leave it” they always say
When you can’t handle any more
Talk about goin’ some other way
Try to find enough to live for
Satisfaction won’t accept you
You’ll never have enough to pay
People always comin’ to you
To try to take it all away

First we look at it your way
Tell me how does it do
Then we look at it God’s way
You ask me if it’s true
Hey, yeah, hey, yeah!
You know that it’s really true, ha!
God’s got a plan for you
It’s gettin’ better every day
And nobody can take it
Nobody can take it
Nobody can take it away
Do, do, do, do, do, do,
Do, do, do, do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do!
Ha, ha!
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do,
Do, do, do, do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do!
Oooh, oooh, ha, ha, ha!

Well, in the mornin’ look ahead to facin’ life alone
Oh, and you do or die
Try to call a friend, but no one’s home
Oh, it makes you want to cry
Well, all the friends you say you thought you had
You never needed anyway
Jesus said he’d never leave you
He said he had a better way, ah!

First we look at it your way
Tell me how does it do
Then we look at it God’s way
You ask me if it’s true, ha!
Hey, yeah, hey, yeah!
You know that it’s really true, ha!
God’s got a plan for you
It’s gettin’ better every day
Nobody can take it
Nobody can take it
Nobody can take it away
Do, do, do, do, do, do,
Do, do, do, do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do!
Ha, ha!
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do,
Do, do, do, do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do!
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do,
Do, do, do, do, do, do
Do, do, do, do, do, do, do!
Do, ‘n do do, ‘n do do, ‘n do do!!

©1977 Maranatha! Music

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Get Ready

by Bryan Duncan, Rick Thomson & Kevin Thomson

 

People get ready, the time is at hand
And my Lord, Jesus is comin’ again
People get ready, the time is at hand
And my Lord, Jesus is comin’ again

Better get ready, ready, ready
Oh! You better get ready, yeah!

Well, he said we was comin’ in an hour not known
And by signs that this would be shown
Well, it’s all in the Bible, no playin’ around
Don’t wanna get caught with your feet on the ground

Better get ready, ready, ready
Oh! You better get ready

Don’t wanna see where you’re gonna be
Oh, listen to me children, you got to be free
Nobody’s gonna tell you what to do, oh!
Oh, don’t you know that it’s all up to you?
You better get ready, yeah!

People get ready, the time is at hand
And my Lord, Jesus is comin’ again
People get ready, the time is at hand
And my Lord, Jesus is comin’ again

Better get ready, ready, ready
Oh! Better get ready

Well the rapture is real and it’s gonna be soon
And nobody knows whether it’s night or it’s noon
Well there’s no doubt about, you cannot pretend
The books will be opened, the chances will end

Better get ready, ready, ready
Oh! You better get ready

Don’t wanna see where you’re gonna be
Oh, listen to me children, you got to be free
Nobody’s gonna tell you what to do, oh!
Oh, don’t you know that it’s all up to you?
You better get ready, yay yay!

Better get ready, ready, ready!

©1977 Maranatha! Music

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When I Was Alone

by Bryan Duncan

 

When I was alone
I came to know a friend of mine
When I was alone
His voice was never hard to find
And loneliness would leave me
And that is when I learned to say
I love you, I love you

When I was alone
Searching for a melody
He sang a sweeter song
And gave it as a gift to me
And that which I feared most
Is that which is most precious to me now
Oh

(Jesus, I love you)
Oh, Lord!
(Jesus, I love you
Jesus, I love you
Love you, love you)

When I was alone
Searching for a melody
He sang a sweeter song
And gave it as a gift to me
And loneliness would leave me
And that is when I learned to say
I love you, I love you

(Jesus, I love you)
Oh, Lord!
(Jesus, I love you
Jesus, I love you
Love you, love you
Jesus, I love you)
Oh, Lord!
(Jesus, I love you
Jesus, I love you
Love you, love you
Jesus, I love you)
Oh, Lord!
(Jesus, I love you
Jesus, I love you
Love you, love you
Jesus, I love you
Jesus, I love you
Jesus, I love you
Love you, love you)

©1977 Maranatha! Music