1985 Prime Time

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)