Song Lyrics

House of Music

Always had
A gentle way about you
Never really knew you that long
Or that well

You invited me in
To your house of music
Allowed me to dance
Upon your floors

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Music was your life
Your home and
Destiny
You gave your
Gift away…
So willingly

Each new room
Held mystery and magic
Uncovering secrets
Behind every door

All of your words
Echo through my mind
Slow down and
Take your time

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Somewhere out there
Someone’s sharing a song
Playing a note or two
Thinking of you…

You sheltered me
In your house of music
Wish our days together
Weren’t already gone

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Summertime

Getting out of bed early
Makes no sense to me
10:00 A.M. is better
With a cup of coffee

We spend so much of our lives
Making plans, dodging time
I’d rather laugh and sing
Not worry about making a dime

If I could be a season
It’s summer I would choose
Every day would matter
Not a moment to lose

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Let me close my eyes
And feel summer wash over me
Too much, too fast, too many,
It’s time to slow down
If it were up to me
If it were up to me
Summertime would come everyday
Of the year

Who can say what matters
When all is said and done
Choose to really live
With judgment of no one

Take time to really listen
Notice, think, and share
Reach inside and out
Find some way to care

Oh, maybe it’s quite easy
All you need to do
Find your own season
Honor those around you

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Bridge
Right here, right now
There is no place
I’d rather be

Maple Tree

Looking out over the sound
Still there, after all these years
Who would have guessed
It would be you
Connecting us
To all that was
All those years ago

Wondering where
has the time gone
So many things
Feel like yesterday
Skating on the frozen pond
Heading off to the fair
All those years ago

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Maple tree…
We’ll keep coming back
To you
We’ll keep coming back
To you

Everything’s changed
Only you remain
Farmhouse is gone
Seems a shame
One look at you
Takes me right back
To golden days and memories
All those years ago

Hard work
Toil and tears
Laughter, so much to share
Living our lives
One day at a time
Trusting that we would
All find our way
All those years ago

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Let’s Take a Chance

You were the one
Said, let’s take a chance
Don’t walk away don’t turn around
Well here I am, facing you
Giving all I’ve got
I give it all to you
Again and again, again and again
Over and over and over and over again…

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You were the one
Listening to me
Allowing my soul
To be wild and free
Again and again, again and again
Over and over and over and over again…

I’d stand in the rain
I’d sit in the snow
Wander along
With nowhere to go
As long as it’s with you
By your side
Hand in hand
Stride for stride

Here we are
Friendship built on trust
Love spread its wings
And suddenly became us

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Bridge

The rhythm of us
Steadies me
Lights the way to our destiny
You were the one
Said let’s take a chance
Don’t walk away don’t turn around
Well, here I am, facing you
Giving all I’ve got
I give it all to you

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Does It Really Matter To You

I want to know
Does it really matter to you
If I stay here,
Another day

You were fearless, confident
Always so self-assured
knew what to say
Used all the right words

I want to feel
My heart pounding
I want to remember
How it feels

I want to love someone, with all I’ve got
Without hesitation or doubt
You’ve gotta’ let me know
Right now

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I’m wondering why
I’m here, here again
Ready to run…away

Now I’m drowning
In a well so deep
I can’t move
Or swim, or speak

Something happened along the way
I felt you slipping, slipping away
Left alone again
Inside my head

If only I knew
The rules of the game
I wouldn’t be left
With tears and shame

Next time love comes my way
I’ll be looking around
Watching for signs, all of the time

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Donna Rose

I’d like to sing you a patchwork quilt
With family, places, and names
It’s a rainbow of colors
Lined with fleece and love

The edging will be family
Every name carefully stitched
Eight children, 22 grand
With a loving word written to you

Next, will come all the places
That have made your heart soar
Mountains, waters, and streams
Canyons, lakes, and skies

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This quilt is for Donna Rose
Wrapped in the immense love
I have for you
May it keep you warm
Every night of the year
And forever more

A patch for all of your friends
That you’ve met through the years
Each one simple and hand made
With thoughts sacred and true

Flowing toward the center
Are all the books, you’ve held so dear
There’s a place for poetry
Flowers, butterflies too

Blazing from the core
Is a vibrant, yellow sunburst
Holding every song and verse
That’s moved through your soul

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Disappear

My heart is strung taught
Ready to snap-break in two
You keep turning away
from me, and you’re all
I need

Dancing like a butterfly,
waiting for you to see, all the
colors inside of me
You never do… whoooo

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You only come back
When I’m ready
To climb inside myself
And disappear
Right out of here
You’ll never find me
In a thousand years
In a thousand years
In a thousand years
Hmmmmmmmmmm

I keep wonderin’
Where you go
You’re always there
For everyone else
Shining your light
For all to see
You forgot about me

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You’re like sunshine
And I’m about to freeze
There’s nothing left
To warm me

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When We Were Young

When we were young, I used to follow in your steps
You were a guiding force in knowing how to be

I remember a baseball game
That ended with broken glass
You took the blame, knowing it was me
Late night camp outs, and scary stories
You have always loved the mysteries of life

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You’ve been there for me, right from the start
Ready to listen, and understand
I couldn’t have hoped for a truer friend

When we were young, I used to follow in your steps
You were a guiding force in knowing how to be

Willing to push yourself beyond what you know
Ready to savor all the simple joys of life
Your love for animals, runs clear and deep
Like a river flowing out to sea

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When we were young, I used to follow in your steps
You were a guiding force in knowing how to be

You are the Douglas Fir, that you so admire
Steady and true, standing tall and strong
Ready to laugh, see the lighter side of life
Or reach inside to find the truest sense of self

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Believe

All of a sudden
You’ve broken free
Dancing to the music
Of your own melodies
Hold on to who you are
Hold on to who you are

Give of yourself
Whenever you can
Cherish your circles
And watch them grow
Don’t be afraid
When you don’t know
Let it go, let it go, hmmmmmm

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Sending you whispers
Of love every day
Knowing for certain
You will find your own way
Fly on the wings
Of possibility
Believe…
Believe…

Bridge

Don’t waste time
On who you thought you’d be
Celebrate the jewels
Of your reality
Hold on to who you are
Hold on to who you are

Remember to play
Each and every day
Listen closely
To what people say
Don’t be afraid
When you don’t know
Let it go, let it go, hmmmmmm

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Bridge

Sisters

It often seems we’re connected
Beyond time and words
An allegiance so deep
It spans oceans and skies

Making us lemon meringue pies
And grilled cheese sandwiches
Cruising to California
Singing the Summer of 69’

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Sisters forever
Friends, always
I thank you both
For sharing your lives
Sisters…
Weaving in and out
Of each other’s lives
Over and over again
Over and over again

Playing with your jewelry
In your upstairs room
Hours and hours at the airport
Dreaming of a better day

We’re there for one another
In our hearts and minds
I can’t imagine life
Without both of you

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Wait For Me

I’ll never be
What I used to see
In the mirror
Looking back at me
Turned around
In a moment flat
What I wouldn’t give
To have the other me back
So I carry on…
Through the struggle and pain
And hope that one day
I start to feel again

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How long will it take
Before I feel whole again
and can you wait for me…
I ask you can you wait
With the shadow of me
And hold me close and so
Carefully, can you wait
By my side, I need to know
If you’ll try, can’t you see?
This is me, I’m screaming inside
Won’t you wait…wait for me...
Do do do do, do do do
Do do do do, cant’ you see
This is me, I’m screamin’ inside
Won’t you wait…

It’s time to reinvent
Be open to change
There’s no going back
Only through the pain
I’m building a bridge
Inside of me
To connect to who
I want to be
Someday, I hope
It’s you I can see
Instead of always
Lookin’ out for me

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Let There Be a Place

Let there be a place
Where you can dance forever
Feel the love of yesterdays
Surrounding you with smiles
Someone’s holding you near
Someone’s holding you near

Let there be a place
Where your laughter rings clear
Lighting up the night sky,
Like a million shining stars
Someone’s holding you near
Someone’s holding you near

Bridge

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Take care of each other
And show us the way
To remember your joys
In a thousand different ways
Every life you’ve touched
Carries you close

Bridge

Let there be a place
Where your dreams
All come true
And friendship
Surrounds you, everywhere
And everyday
Someone’s holding you near
Someone’s holding you near

Bridge

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