Crucifixerupper  

       

I got nothing against organized religion

I just don’t get it, could be my lack of vision

I’ve met a fallen angel a time or two

But I’ve never met one quite like you

 

It seems you’re dead, then, you’re resurrected

Come upon a new life when you least expect it

I know of only two ways that I could silence her voice

I could leave or I could kiss her, and I had to make a choice

 

Chorus

 

How’s she getttin’ back to heaven with that behavior?

Well, I’m no saint, so I don’t think I can save her

But I think I’ll take that chance, can’t waver

She’s a crucifixerupper, gonna take a miracle to save her

 

Chorus

 

No god or man could save her from the way she’s been behavin’

She’s got herself a heart of gold. I’m thinkin’ she’s worth savin’

‘Cause she’s a little something that I’ve been cravin’

She’s a crucifixerupper, maybe I’m the miracle to save her

 

Chorus (X2)

Family Tree

A song, like a picture, freezes time; locked up in the memories of our minds.
He's done things to me and me to him that don't lead to forgiveness 
He gives me my space, and I give him his. We stay out of each others' business

Chorus

Is this the way it's going to be?
Another branch broken off of our family tree
The roots ripped away all that's left is me ? (X 2)

You run the boardroom, making million dollar deals
Work from 9 to 9, you can't make it home for meals
Acquisition is your forte, man, you can get it all done
Once you finally get home, you've no connection with your son

Chorus

You can build a building half a mile high 
You can't build a relationship with the loved ones in your life
You can build a rocket that breaks the speed of sound
But you can't break the silence in a house where love's gone wrong

Chorus

When you're old enough to make a choice
When you're strong enough to speak your own voice
When you're wise enough to make up your own mind
When you're comfortable in that place and time .......

Chorus

For You

 

I’ll learn to speak French for you so beauty spews from my mouth

I will learn construction so I can build you a house

I’ll join the track team so I can chase after you

I will learn to cook so I can do that too.

 

I’ll study current events and learn the ways of the world

I will do whatever it takes for you to be my girl

I’ll learn all about numbers so I can figure it out

Become adept in psychology for whenever you’re in doubt

 

Chorus

 

I will be the shade that keeps you from the heat

I will be the set of drums that help s you keep the beat

I will be the bass guitar that makes the rhythm flow

I will be your battery to keep you on the go

 

I’ll study the clouds and the sky to forecast our day to day

Try to keep things sunny to light us on our way

I will study words so I can write you poetry

I’ll follow through on all the plans and surround you with beauty

 

I’ll work on my memory and when I see you in pain

Make sure I try to never make it happen again

I’ll keep my eye on all the things I see that bring you joy

I will work hard on keeping you happy – try never to annoy

 

Chorus

 

I’ll be the one who compliments you everyday

I will be there to make you feel good in every way

I will be the one who’s there to pay your bills

I’ll be the one who challenges you then buckles to your will

 

I’ll be the grape that hangs upon your vine

Who ages to perfection to make some awesome wine

I will be the herbs in your garden growing in our house of love

Who fits with you just perfectly, just like a hand in glove

 

Chorus

Lilac Scented Love Affair     

It was a middle of the spring time lilac scented love affair
It all started when you asked to run your fingers through my hair

Chorus


A little kiss can mean so much
A hug you need or a well timed touch
You always seemed to know just what to do
I know that it sounds crazy, but I still think of you
Running your fingers through my hair, it was a li li li li lilac scented love affair

Listening to the raindrops tapping on the window
The clouds pushed around, any way the wind blows
Taste the salt on your skin, smell the musk in your hair
Smell the essence of the blossoms in the spring time air
It was a li li li li lilac scented love affair

Chorus


A little kiss can mean so much
A hug you need or a well timed touch
You always seemed to know just what to do
I know that it sounds crazy, but I still think of you
Running your fingers through my hair, it was a li li li li lilac scented love affair


It all went well at the beginning
When our love was shiny and new
But the sugar coating melted away
And all that was left was me and you

Chorus   

                                                 
A little kiss can mean so much
A hug you need or a well timed touch
You always seemed to know just what to do
I know that it sounds crazy, but I still think of you
Running your fingers through my hair, it was a li li li li lilac scented love affair

JAM

To you I owe my happiness 
To you I owe my hope
To you I owe my joy fullness
Because you help me cope

You helped me overcome my nervousness
Because you believed in me
You helped me open up my eyes
Because of you, darlin', I can see

You keep things moving in our lives
You're never, ever down
You're the rock that I cling to when things get rough
I know you'll never let me drown

You helped clear up my cloudiness 
With your aura of light

cause I know and trust that you'll be there for me
Baby, I can sleep at night

Thank you for everything you do
And everything you are
Lucky for me that on the night we met
I wished upon your star

When the night turned in to day
And the sky from black to blue. I
Woke up and I realized I told
All my deep, dark secrets to you

Now, Let Me Get This Straight ………..

You’re mad, you say I don’t share with you what I have.

I don’t remember all this stuff coming to me gift wrapped.

We both had the same chances as the other.

You were the sister and I was the brother.

 

Chorus

I took advantage of all the opportunities that came my way.

When you turned 18 you couldn’t wait to get away.

I took my time, and kept my nose to the stone.

You partied it up girl. You were bad to the bone.

 

You made mistakes that you couldn’t fix, now find yourself in a jam.

You blame me for not helping you out – was this a part of your plan?

You messed things up, time and time again – never calling to let me know.

Now you’ve nowhere to turn except back to me, I don’t blame and please don’t plead.

 

I want you to admit that you messed it up, all by your own lonesome little self.

This problem can’t be fixed with money; you need to work on fixing yourself.

When I see this happen, I may invest, but only if the investment has a chance.

I’m not taking no date to the ball if the lady doesn’t know how to dance.

 

Chorus

 

Questions/Answers

How does it feel to be hungry?

How does it feel to be in pain?

How does it feel to wake up being you, man

Day after day after day?

 

How does it feel to be thirsty?

Even standing in the rain

How does it feel to know it’s your fault

That your life is goin’ down the drain?

 

How does it feel to have regrets?

You can’t forgive and won’t forget

You take no responsibility

And expect everyone to respond to your plea

 

What’s it like on the outside

For someone who used to win?

You keep tryin’, but lose

Again and again and again

 

How does it feel to have almost everything?

There’s only one thing that you don’t have

It’s a gift that you can only give yourself

Hey man, its called happiness

 

Now you can get it if you want

But you’ve got to face the facts

You must be respectful and responsible

For what you say and how you act

 

Russian Roulette

I drink with my family and I drink with my friends
I drink by myself so the fun never ends
I drink after work - take my car for a drive
Dodged a bullet again. I made it home alive


 Chorus

Well, I've dodged more bullets than I can count
I got a nagging feeling that my luck is running out
I've dodged more bullets than I can count
I can't shake the feeling that my luck is running out
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

Well, it's you, me and the bottle
But only room enough for two
When it comes right down to it
Don't know which one I'm gonna choose

I don't expect something for nothing
Know I gotta bring something to the table
Picking myself up by my bootstraps
Don't appear to be something that I am able

Chorus

I understand that every story has two sides
I understand that everybody has their pride
I understand that just because something wasn't
Heard doesn't mean that it wasn't worth saying

What happened in our lives that got us to this place
Was it our ascension, the speed we couldn't take
I have to fix me or risk losing you
I'm not saying I'm perfect - do you think I'll do

Chorus

She Saved Me

 

She reached out her little hand and looked into my eyes

Suddenly, my life flashed before me, and I realized….

She saved me. She saved me.

 

She took me by the hand and pulled me back from the abyss

I realized that there’s no greater gift in life than this

She saved me. She saved me.

 

I gotta keep on livin’ for her, for her, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do

I came back to the real me, a better man I’m gonna be.

                                               

 

Too young to know what she is doing, too naïve to even care.

All she knows is love, which replaces my despair.

She saved me. She saved me.

 

Look back on wasted years of sticking needles in these arms

Not an inch on this whole body that I didn’t do some harm.

She saved me. She saved me.

 

I gotta keep on livin’ for her, for her, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do

I came back to the real me, a better man I’m gonna be.

                                                          

I wake up every morning thankful for another day.

Gotta keep on the straight and narrow, man, gotta find a way.

She saved me. She saved me.

 

I lie awake at night under God’s heaven – serene.

I could stay right here forever, just listening to her breathe.

She saved me. She saved me.

 

                                   

I gotta keep on livin’ for her, for her, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do

I came back to the real me, a better man I’m gonna be.

She saved me. She saved me.

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Stand Up, Guy

When your best laid plans got shot to hell
You tried to pick up the pieces where they fell
He's the piece that you can't seem to find
You can't get him out of your mind

You didn't have to, but you made a choice
You listened, but you didn't hear my voice
For whatever reason someone else has your ear
If that wasn't the case, then I guess you' d be here

I want to get back to things that we need to see
I understand they're different for you and me
I want to get back to that common ground 

We can all feel safe when we're around

 

I want to go back to that time and place
When I was thrilled just to see your face 
I want to go back to that place and time
When I had your back and you had mine

I won't say what you want me to say and
You won't do what I want you to do
You give off the aura of a stand up guy
But avert your glance when I look you in the eye

Young Like You


I was drivin' down the road when on the radio
Came a story from the latest up and comerWell, I've been around the block a few times, and I've got a face that's lined.So I reached out to turn the dial


Well, something stopped me just as I was thinkin', "What can I learn from you?”

What can you tell me that I haven’t heard before?
But when I listened to the words to your song, I realized that I was wrong ……


Chorus


I need to sing about beauty. I need to sing about hope I need to sing about dreams. I need to sing about truth I need to sing about staying together and remaining true
You sang about things that I sang about too, when I was young like you

Well, I drove around some more, soaking in your song
Got a handle on the chorus and I sang along
I caught myself smiling and feeling good
At this point in my life, better than I thought I could


Chorus


Well, your song finished up and I continued to smile
Sort of forgot about where I was going for a while
Looked back on where I'd been since I was young. Like you
 I looked forward to where I was going and something on me dawned… 


Chorus


You sang about beauty and second chances
You sang about duty and romantic glances
About moving forward and taking chances
Not having regrets or backward glances

Chorus


I need to sing about beauty. I need to sing about hope
I need to sing about dreams. I need to sing about proof
I need to sing about saying together and remaining true
I need to sing about the things I used to sing about too, when I was young like you.

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