LYRICS

As Fast As I Can                                                                                                              

I wanna heal my spirit as fast as I can                                   

I wanna heal my spirit as fast as I can                                      

I wanna heal my spirit as fast as I can; oh, oh, as fast as I can                                                                  

I wanna change for the better as fast as I can

I wanna change for the better as fast as I can                          

I wanna change for the better as fast as I can; oh, oh, as fast as I can

Oh, oh, as fast as I can                                                                                                                     

I wanna stop all the worry as fast as I can

I wanna stop all the worry as fast as I can                           

I wanna stop all the worry as fast as I can; oh, oh, as fast as I can                                                                      

I wanna lift up hope as fast as I can 

I wanna lift up hope as fast as I can

I wanna lift up hope as fast as I can; oh, oh, as fast as I can

Oh, oh, as fast as I can                                                           

I wanna help all my brothers as fast as I can

I wanna help all my sisters as fast as I can                  

I wanna help all the children as fast as I can; oh, oh, as fast as I can                                                                                                       

I wanna end all the suffering as fast as I can 

I wanna end all the suffering as fast as I can

I wanna end all the suffering as fast as I can; oh, oh, as fast as I can 

Oh, oh, as fast as I can                              

I wanna ask for forgiveness as fast as I can                                              

I wanna ask for forgiveness as fast as I can                                                             

I wanna ask for forgiveness as fast as I can; oh, oh, oh                                                                

I wanna run for glory as fast as I can

I wanna run for glory as fast as I can                             

I wanna run for glory as fast as I can; oh, oh, as fast as I can                                                                                

I wanna heal my spirit as fast as I can

I wanna heal my spirit as fast as I can                

I wanna heal my spirit as fast as I can; oh, oh, as fast as I can

Oh, oh, as fast as I can; oh, oh, as fast as I can

Oh, oh, as fast as I can

Hallmark Card

Thank you so much for the opportunity to face adversity         

Kudos to you; when you turned me away, that gave me room to play                    

And take advantage of distance and time 

To level mountains that you made me climb

There ought to be a Hallmark card expressing my regard 

For you and what you did

Describing all that I lived through, addressing it to you

And maybe someday…

Thank you so much, and though your words were hard and left me battle-scarred                                     

I’m stronger now; to you I am in debt though you might be upset                                                                

Because you’re no longer center stage                                                 

This captive bird has left her cage

There ought to be a Hallmark card expressing my regard 

For you and what you did

Describing all that I lived through, addressing it to you

And maybe someday…

We dried our tears, months turned to years

Anniversaries have come and gone

I just need something to pin this ending on

There ought to be a Hallmark card expressing my regard 

For you and what you did

Describing all that I lived through, addressing it to you

And maybe someday, maybe someday…                            

There ought to be a Hallmark card expressing my regard 

For you and what you did

Describing all that I lived through, addressing it to you

And maybe someday…  I’ll forgive you

Growing Old

Young hearts swept away, fed on laughter, and game to play                       

Young hearts never at rest, getting older and facing tests                                                                                                               Time will not let us pause; time is a blessing because                                      

You and I have something good, a place of water, stone and wood 

Shelter within, fire warms our skin            

I don’t mind you growing old on me                    

I think it’s the way it’s supposed to be                                                        

I hope it’s OK too if I grow old on you

Young hearts and older bones moving into parts unknown  

Days fly with weightless wings, now we cherish simple things                                               

Time won’t slow down for a prayer, bending us forward, takes us there                      

You and I have a solid bond, you and I, we soldier on  

Like notes of music played in life’s long parade                 

I don’t mind you growing old on me                     

I think it’s the way it’s supposed to be                                                        

I hope it’s OK too if I grow old on you

Promises broken and kept, all of the tears we’ve wept                                   

You and I have something good, a place of water, stone and wood                                 

And hearts still strong with laughter dark to dawn

I don’t mind you growing old on me                    

I think it’s the way it’s supposed to be                                                          

I hope it’s OK too if I grow old on you                                                         

I hope it’s OK too if I grow old on you

My Old Schwinn                                                  

My old Schwinn, riding down the street                                         

Rubber pedals, bouncing on the seat     

Big fat tires, and a bright headlight 

I named her Cleopatra, what a sight      

Rollin’, rollin’, lightning made of chrome             

Mama’s callin’, “Your dinner’s ready, come on home” 

[Oh no, Mama!  I ain’t hungry]         

My old Schwinn, pinstriped and red     

Keeping my imagination fed               

Cool steel frame and a greasy chain

I won’t leave her outside in the rain               

Rollin’, rollin’, lightning made of chrome 

Mama’s callin’, but I’m not going home (yet)    

[Oh no, Mama!  I got some riding to do…  with my posse] 

Keep those pedals turnin’, keep that rubber burnin’

Up and down the hills again, up and down the hills again          

Racing past the playground, past the church, we’re freedom-bound                 

That old Schwinn stored in the rafters now 

Rusty, dusty, gonna take her down   

Oh Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile

Everything I need to ride in style  

Rollin’, rollin’, it feels good to be so bad

Rollin’, rollin’, the best friend I ever had      

My old Schwinn, my old Schwinn

Inner Tube

Slow down, what’s the great big hurry?                                

Slow down, what’s got you worried?               

I swear I’ve never seen you move so fast                                                     

I’m on the run, you say, escaping from the past                                                                

This town, they’ve been talking ‘bout us                                                         

This town, they’re so wrong about us                   

I’ve got your back, so forget their meddlin’                               

Just stay on track, and keep on pedalin’ on                   

I’m your inner tube, and I’ll fill you up with air                 

And you’ll always know I’m there as you’re heading down the road              

I’m your inner tube, and I won’t let you go flat

No I never would do that; I’ll help you bear the load

Whoa, whoa, whoa                         

Stories are exaggerated                   

Stories got you aggravated                   

Misunderstood by ones you thought you trusted        

They’ll never change their minds; we’re busting out of here               

I’m your inner tube, and I’ll fill you up with air             

And you’ll always know I’m there as you’re heading down the road         

I’m your inner tube, and I won’t let you go flat

No I never would do that; I’ll help you bear the load

Whoa, whoa, whoa   

Two wheels, two lanes of highway

Two hearts, we’ll get there one day                   

I’m your inner tube, and I’ll fill you up with air           

And you’ll always know I’m there as you’re heading down the road 

I’m your inner tube, and I won’t let you go flat  

No I never would do that; I’ll help you bear the load          

I’m your inner tube, and I’ll fill you up with air               

And you’ll always know I’m there as you’re heading down the road             

I’m your inner tube, and I won’t let you go flat

No I never would do that; I’ll help you bear the load

Whoa, whoa, whoa

Place Of Comfort

Oh place of comfort, place of quiet rest                                            

Cradle my body, soothe my aching chest

Lay my head upon the grass, a pillow soft and warm

Help me find a harbor in the center of the storm       

Momma, where is Daddy? He’s not home tonight       

Has he gone away to war, does he really have to fight?             

Go to sleep my darlin’, dream of pleasant things

Know that you are safe no matter what tomorrow brings

Momma, I can’t sleep tonight, Daddy isn’t here              

Who will take care of us if the war comes near?

Don’t you worry, baby, Daddy’s coming home

And he won’t have to fight again when the war is done

But trouble hovers like a hawk, it shadows us below 

And if my teddy bear could talk, he’d surely tell you so

I wish that I could pray long and hard enough to make the troubles fly away

Momma, I just heard a knock, there’s someone at the door                

Two strong men in uniforms, just like Daddy wore  

“We regret to inform you, ma’am”, I heard the tall one say

A script they’d read a hundred times was ours today

Oh place of comfort, place of quiet rest    

Cradle my Daddy, there’s a medal on his chest

Sleeping here among the trees and monuments of grey                    

I lay my teddy bear beside the stone with Daddy’s name

At The Sunny Shore

Find a spot that has no shade, at the sunny shore                                                                                                                               Find a cup for lemonade, at the sunny shore                                                                                                                                                                              

Find a radio to be played, at the sunny shore                                                                                                                                         

Find someone to serenade, at the sunny shore

Let’s be children on the beach; let’s put our troubles out of reach                 

Sand and seaweed, water’s cold; let’s have fun before we’re old

Make a castle out of sand, at the sunny shore                                                                                                                                  Make a kite fly on command, at the sunny shore       

Make a splash with both your hands, at the sunny shore   

Make a mermaid swim toward land, at the sunny shore

Let’s be children on the beach; let’s put our troubles out of reach                 

Sand and seaweed, water’s cold; let’s have fun before we’re old

At the sunny shore, at the sunny shore                                                     

A kiss for me, as seagulls cry       

We had to swim out where the ocean meets the sky

Remember how love came and went, at the sunny shore                                                                                                             Remember we were innocent, at the sunny shore                                                                                                        

Remember what our laughter meant, at the sunny shore                                                                                                                                                              

Remember every day we spent, at the sunny shore

Let’s be children on the beach; let’s put our troubles out of reach                 

Sand and seaweed, water’s cold; let’s have fun before we’re old                

At the sunny shore, at the sunny shore

At the sunny shore, at the sunny shore

What The Neighbors Did

I wish I hadn’t seen what the neighbors did                             

I wish that I had kept the shade pulled down                                                     

I got entangled in an ugly mess instead                                    

And rumors started spreading through the town                                                   

The cops arrived, their cruisers flashing red and blue                        

Collecting evidence, every trace

And people gathered ‘round to get a better view of the place

Law enforcement wanted information from me                                     

For now I was a witness to a crime                                                                                   

We’ve got the perpetrator, they assured the public                                      

And pretty soon, he’ll be doing time                                       

I swore upon a Bible I would tell the truth                                           

When they put me up there on the witness stand

I pointed to my neighbor calmly stating, there’s your man, ooh, ooh

Based upon the testimony I provided                 

Guilty on all counts, declared the court                                    

And when they read the sentence, he cried out in anguish

His time on earth suddenly cut short                                                                        

But Justice was so blind she missed important clues                                                                    

Like telling lies that sweet revenge commands

And no one noticed I’m the one with blood upon my hands, ooh, ooh

I wish I could forget what the neighbors did                             

And how the whole thing spun out of control                          

But two wrongs never seem to make a single right                              

And parts don’t always add up to the whole                      

My dreams are filled with pounding hearts and pleas for mercy

And flashing lights of red and blue

And I will always wonder if my memory is true, ooh, ooh

I wish I hadn’t seen what the neighbors did                                

I wish that I had closed my eyes instead                                                                                  

I knew it wasn’t right, but I was just a kid                                                                                                                                                 

And it’s no surprise that someone wound up dead

A Coat, A Hat, Some Shoes

Today I’m wearing a doctor’s coat                                                                                                                                                     

I’m gonna swab your aching throat, now open                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Don’t you worry I got lots of tricks                                                                                                                                                 

To figure out what made you sick, I’m hopin’                                                                                                                                                    

With all the skills and knowledge that I learned in college                                                                                                                                                 

I will find the antidote, I’m wearing a doctor’s coat

Today I’m wearing a baker’s hat

Mixing batter in a metal vat, add flour                                                                                                  I’m gonna build a ten-tiered cake

Bet you didn’t think that I could make a tower

Honey drops to sweeten all the eggs I’ve beaten         

Not much more to it than that; I’m wearing a baker’s hat

If all it took were a simple piece of clothing 

To make me something that I’m not                                                

I’d try it on, even if my slip were showing                                        

Turns out it’s harder than I thought

Today I’m wearing some dancing shoes                                                                                 

Watch my acrobatic moves, I’m flying                                                                                              

Two steps back, then a dip and spin                                         

Oops, I lost my place again, but I’m trying    

I hope it’s worth the trouble, ‘cause I might trip and stumble

But I’ve got nothing left to lose, I’m wearing my dancing shoes

And I’m wearing a doctor’s coat, and I’m wearing a baker’s hat    

Ain’t nothin’ more to it than that

Sapphire Blue

Give me a wink, give me a kiss

Make sure that I remember this

Those times I thought that you were lost

No replacing you at any cost                                              

Tell me that you love me every day                                               

Tell me that you’ll never walk away                    

Sapphire Blue…

Yellow is sunny, red’s on fire

And green reveals a true desire

But you were right there from the start

Sapphire Blue, you stole my heart

Tell me that you love me every day                                               

Tell me that you’ll never walk away

Sapphire Blue…  Sapphire Blue, it’s up to you  

Sapphire Blue…  Sapphire Blue, it’s up to you

I’m not sentimental darlin’, but I confess                                                             

Of all the pretty bangle spangles, I love you the best                                                             

You’ve seen your share, an old love affair                                                                       

Satin shoes and matching dress

Ring around the world and down through time                                  

Landing in a place that’s yours and mine                                            

Sapphire, always at my hand                        

A fate that neither of us planned                                               

Tell me that you love me every day                                            

Tell me that you’ll never walk away

Sapphire Blue…  Sapphire Blue, it’s up to you  

Sapphire Blue…  Sapphire Blue, it’s up to you                

Give me a wink, give me a kiss

Make sure that I remember this

Telling Time

Linger a while, as long as a smile                                                                                                                                                  

On a child at play, on a summer day                                                               

Some say you’ll end, some say you’ll bend                                                           

No one knows when or knows why                                                                                                        

Divided in blocks, metered by clocks                                                                                             

Sand has to pass through the hourglass                                                                                                                                                                                

Can’t it fall slow?  Got nowhere to go                                                                                                                                                                              

That’s what I’m always 

Telling time

Losing my footing, I glide, ‘cause I’m just along for the ride                                                                                                              

I can’t stop the ebb and the flow of the tide

Is it all gone to waste, dispatched in haste?                                                                                                                                                       

There’s no refilling when time is unwilling       

Can’t get enough, such precious stuff     

Though it has left me weathered and lined                               

And once there was plenty, now nearly empty  

At the abyss in an ironic twist                                                                                                                                                 

Please don’t be cruel to this old fool                                                                                                                                       

That’s what I’m always, that’s what I’m always

Telling time

If I Think About It

If I think about it, I really could have done without it

I didn’t need the aggravation or the pain                   

I’m being honest, I didn’t mean to bring it upon us

It grabbed me by the throat and dragged me down

Couldn’t medicate it, wish the dog had ate it, couldn’t meditate it away, no no no

You were a skeptic, you found it really hard to accept it

It seems I wasn’t like I used to be

I didn’t want to lose you, but all I did was confuse you

I made it hard for you to understand

Now you’ve had enough of this crazy stuff; I can’t blame you for running away

For running away

If I think about it, I really could have done without it

I didn’t need the aggravation or the pain

I really meant it, I’d do anything to prevent it

It really made our lives so hard to bear   

Now you’ve had enough of this crazy stuff; I can’t blame you, I can’t blame you… 

For running away, for running away