1979 Hold On Tight

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)