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All The Best Words Album

My debut album “All the Best Words” is available to preview and purchase on iTunes or CD Baby

For the sake of simplicity I decided to make my song lyrics available through my website. This article is designed to do just that.


Click on a song title to view the lyrics

Crossin’ Over the Border

Lyrics:

Crossin’ over the border - things are out of order
Just entered the red zone - afraid that it’s a dead zone!
It’s time to turn around quick - I’m startin’ to feel sick!
Can somebody help me – ‘cause I really can’t see!

 

Where I gotta go - o o
What I gotta say - hey hey
What I gotta do - to make it through!
Where I gotta go - o o
What I gotta say - hey hey
What I gotta do - to make it through!

 

I know this isn’t the X games - but life sure seems insane!
Some people say that they love me - but they just wanna use me!
I’m looking for a hand here - someone that’s sincere!
Can somebody help me – ‘cause I really can’t see!

 

Where I gotta go - o o
What I gotta say - hey hey
What I gotta do to make it through!
Where I gotta go - o o
What I gotta say - hey hey
What I gotta do - to make it through!

 

Navigating the dead zone - it can’t be done alone
Shout out to someone - you gotta grab the phone
There’s someone to help you – you gotta make it through
It’s time to act now ~ make it through somehow!

 

Where you gonna go - o o
What you gonna say - hey hey
What you gonna do to make it through!
Where you gonna go - o o
What you gonna say - hey hey
What you gonna do - to make it through!

My Daddy's Letters

About This Song:

"This ballad tells the amazing story of how my parents met during a time of war and how they forged a life together that has lasted for more than 6 decades."

Lyrics:

Found them in my attic as I cleaned the other day
Safe inside a wooden box I’d hidden them away
Pages worn and weathered from the passing of the years
The paper had turned yellow and some ink was stained with tears
As I sat down on the attic floor to read them one more time
The tears began to flow again and my heart began to chime
For a love that spanned a lifetime, the oceans and a war
Recorded there by his loving hands ~ in my Daddy’s letters

 

She was barely 21 he a young man of 23
They tied the knot in her parent’s home this brings a big smile to me
Fifty seven years later with great grand kids on her knees
They’d say it’s just a work in progress but it was meant to be
For just three weeks after they were wed he was sent back off to war
And for twelve long months she pined with him as he fought on a distant shore
Though she’s read his letters daily the strain would take its toll
She’d bide the time and ease some of the pain ~ with my Daddy’s letters

 

To my darlin’ Minnie that’s how the letters start
Seems to me an eternity that we have been apart
When I make it home to you we’ll raise a family
Five or six rowdy kids sound about right for me
But if somehow I should give my life in this just cause for which I fight
Please know that I love you and everything will be alright
His words were filled with courage there was always hope and cheer
My heart is moved by these words that I read ~ in my Daddy’s letters

 

Daddy turned 80 just a few months ago
His knees are wearing on him so he hobbles some as he goes
But everywhere I see him I see my mama by his side
They made a cute couple and their love fills me with pride
Daddy still writes letters to my mama most every day
Words not with pen or ink in an ordinary letter way
He’ll take her hand give he a hug and say I love you dear
I thank you Lord for these words that I read ~ in my Daddy’s letters.

The Light of the World

About This Song:

“A whimsical blues tune that features upbeat keys and the happy sounds of children singing!”

Lyrics:

Jesus is the Light of the world, the Light of the world to me
Jesus is the Light of the world, the Light of the world to me
I don’t care what other people say, I’m gonna read the Good Book anyway
I don’t care what other people say, I’m gonna read the Good Book anyway

 

Jesus is the Light of the world, the Light of the world to me
Jesus is the Light of the world, the Light of the world to me
It’s ok if you think I’m a card, as long as I’m serving Jesus my Lord
It’s ok if you think I’m a card, as long as I’m serving Jesus my Lord

 

Jesus is the Light of the world, the Light of the world to me
Jesus is the Light of the world, the Light of the world to me
Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I’m found was blind but now I see

 

Jesus is the Light of the world, the Light of the world to me
Jesus is the Light of the world, the Light of the world to me

My Old Hound Dog

About This Song:

“Another whimsical “blues” tune designed to bring a smile to your face!”

Lyrics:

Livin’ in this sleepy ol' town
Nothin’ but old folk and hound dogs lounging around
And I'm feeling down...
I’ve gotta get up off this chair and go
Maybe I'll thumb my way down to Old Mexico
If I could just go...
But me and this old hound dog of mine
Can’t find the energy or time
So instead We'll just whine!

 

I once loved a girl and I thought she loved me
But all of my love just drown in a deep blue sea
Cause she don’t love me...
And that's the way that love works my friend
Just when it starts to get good it just seems to end
a heart breaks but wont bend
But me and this old hound dog of mine
are fresh out of love, patience and time
So instead I'll just whine

 

The moral of this story as you can see
Don’t listen to hound dogs and old fools like me
We're blind as can be
We're jaded and bitter and grumpy as heck
We're nothing but a major pain in the neck
And all we ever do is whine
So I’m gonna whine!

I'm a Mess

About This Song:

“A parody song which reminds us that we’re ALL some kind of a mess…it’s just a fact of life. I’m a Mess features the happy sound of a fiddle!”

Lyrics:

I'm just a country boy from the city
Wearing my western boots with pride
I'm a nerd that thinks I’m witty
With no clear character inside
Im the focus of all the preaching
When I darken the doors of that church
I'm just a lonely soul that's seeking
I just dont know where to search

 

Way down deep I dream the dreams of every man I know
Just to break these chains in my life and let my true heart show
But how I'd find a way out now is any bodies guess...I'm a mess!

 

I'm into loving and not fighting
As long as you see thing my way
But the more I come to shouting
The more I just want to run away
I've gotta copy of the Good Book
In every room where I live
And someday I think I'll take a look
To see what help it has to give

 

Cause way down deep I dream the dreams of every man I know
Just to break these chains I have in my life and let my true heart show
But how I'd find a way out now is any bodies guess...I'm a mess!

 

Cause way down deep I dream the dreams of every man I know
Just to break these chains I have in my life and let my true heart show
But how I'd find a way out now is any bodies guess...I'm a mess!

Safely in Your Arms

About This Song:

“This quiet love ballad is set during a morning sunrise. The serene sounds of a cello and quiet vocals and harmonies are featured here.”

Lyrics:

The Night has come
And so the sky is fading red to black
But you are lying next to me
So there’s nothing that I lack
Please let me hear you breathing slow
And in the darkness I will know
That in the nighttime you will hold me
Safely in your arms

 

The morning time
Is far from here your love so precious dear
Please mold my form to yours and hear
My love is so sincere
Please let me take your hand in mine
And in the darkness you will find
That in the nighttime I will hold you
Safely in my arms

 

Yes in the nighttime
Let us share
What we have longed
But never dared
To love each other
In these ways
Our hearts
Forever paired
The night has come
And so the sky is fading red to back
But you are lying next to me
So there’s nothing that I lack

All the Best Words

About This Song:

“A love song from the heart, and a reminder that sometimes we just need to sit down and reconnect all over again.”

Lyrics:

It’s been a long time since I told you
Yesterday’s trials brought this to mind
Sometime I just don’t know what to do
But this time your smile helped me to find

 

All the best words - meant to shed the light
Of what your caring means to me
All of the fine thoughts - meant to communicate
How much your love ~ sets me free

 

So lay your head upon my shoulder
And let me take your hand in mine
Let’s take a moment just to talk awhile
You see its just a matter of time
Well find all the words - meant to shed the light
Of what our love is meant to be

 

All the fine thoughts - meant to communicate
How much our love can set us free
All the best words - meant to shed the light
Of what your caring means to me
All of the fine thoughts - meant to communicate
How much your love sets me free.

The Lord Will Guide

About This Song:

“This gentle song of meditation seeks to clear our minds and draw us just a little closer to our Lord, our Shepherd.”

Lyrics:

The Lord will guide His children
If we’ll only take His hand
The Lord will show us mighty works
And lead us to the promise land
But how many times do we take the lead
When we feel that He is not right
And how many times has He stayed
Through the night
Through the night

 

Be still and know that I am God
I heard the Master say
And through the mighty Word of God
He can speak to us each day
But how many times do we turn to Him
For help in the trouble of the day
And how many times do we
Turn away
Turn away

 

So, turn to God for guidance
Even though you may feel strong
To lean upon a solid rock
You surely can’t go wrong
He will lead you to the point
Where you will be set free
He will open your eyes
You will see
You will see

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

About This Song: (from the Public Domain)

”A contemporary look at a classic hymn of the church…a cry to God for guidance and words of promise and hope.”

Lyrics:

Come Thou Fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above

 

Praise the mount! I'm fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love
Here I raise my "Ebenezer"
Hither by Thy help I come
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home

 

Jesus sought me when a stranger
Wandering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger
Interposed His precious blood
Oh, to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let Thy good ness, like a fetter
Bind my wand'ring heart to Thee

 

Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it
Prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart, Lord, take and seal it
Seal it for Thy courts above

Long Gone

About This Song:

“This ballad tells the story of someone’s daydream to “leave it all” and run away along with the moral of the story…all set to the railroad track rhythm of my Takamine guitar and the soulful sounds of harmonica."

Lyrics:

Long time ago in a faraway place
Packed up my gear and I vanished without a trace
Then I was gone…Long gone
All that I took were some clothes and my guitar
Thought at first I might not make it very far
But I was gone…Long gone

 

Chorus:

 

A man has his limits and I’d found mine
They’d dug to the bottom just to see what they could find
But in the end they could not find me
Their hands were empty and I was free!

 

Interlude

 

Hopped a freight train fell asleep in the shade
No one could see me so I felt I had it made
Cause I was gone…Long gone
Woke with a start I was cold and all alone
Thought to myself man what have you done?
I was gone…Long gone!

 

Chorus:

 

This story’s just a day dream but some of it seems real
Life sinks its claws in ~ a man don’t know how to feel
But in the end running never solved a thing
Heartache and sorrow is all that it would bring.