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While You See A Chance
Let It Be
The Living Years
Blue Bayou
SOS
Seven Bridges
Lady Madonna
Time In A Bottle
Already There
In The Ghetto
Long Train Running
On A Christmas Night
Every Step Of The Way
Footsteps 2 Theme
 
 


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  While You See A Chance

Stand up in a clear blue morning
Until you see, what can be
Alone in a cold day dawning
Are you still free, can you be

When some cold tomorrow finds you
When some sad old dream reminds you
How the endless road unwinds you

While you see a chance, take it
Find romance, fake it
Because it’s all on you

Don’t you know by now
No one gives you anything
And don’t you wonder how you keep on moving
One more day, your way
Go your way

When there’s no one left to leave you
Even you don’t quite believe you
That’s when nothing can deceive you

While you see a chance, take it
Find romance, fake it
Because it’s all on you

Stand up in a clear blue morning
Until you see, what can be
Alone in a cold day dawning
Are you still free, can you be

And that old gray wind is blowing
And there’s nothing left worth knowing
And it’s time you should be going

While you see a chance, take it
Find romance, fake it

While you see a chance, take it
Find romance
While you see a chance, take it
Because it’s all on you!
     
   
  Let It Be

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

And when the broken-hearted people living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be
For though they may be parted
There is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

And when the night is cloudy
There is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow, let it be
I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be

Oh, let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be

Oh, let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be

Oh, let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
     
   
  The Living Years

Every generation, blames the one before
And all of their frustrations, come beating on your door
I know that I’m a prisoner to all my father held so dear
I know that I’m a hostage to all his hopes and fears
I just wish I could have told him in the living years

Crumpled bits of paper
Filled with imperfect thoughts
Stilted conversations, I’m afraid that’s all we’ve got
You say you just don’t see it, he says its perfect sense
You just can’t get agreement, in this present tense
We all talk a different language, talking in defense

So say it loud
Say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
It’s too late (it’s too late)
When we die (when we die)
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

So we open up the quarrel
Between the present and the past
We only sacrifice the future
It’s the bitterness that lasts
So don’t yield to the fortunes
You sometimes see as fate
It may have a new perspective on a different day
And if you don’t give up, and don’t give in, you may just be OK

So say it say it say it loud
Say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
‘Cos it’s too late (it’s too late)
When we die (when we die)
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

I wasn’t there that morning
When my father passed away
I didn’t get to tell him, all the things I had to say
I think I caught his spirit, later that same year
I’m sure I heard his echo in my baby’s newborn tears
I just, wish I could have told him in the living years

So say it say it say it loud
Say it clear
You can listen as well as you hear
‘Cos it’s too late (it’s too late)
When we die (when we die)
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

Yes it’s too late (it’s too late)
When we die (when we die)
To admit we don’t see eye to eye

Every generation...
     
   
  Blue Bayou

I feel so bad, I've got a worried mind
I'm so lonesome all the time
Since I left my baby behind on Blue Bayou

Saving nickels, saving dimes
Working ‘til the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times on Blue Bayou

I'm going back some day
Come what may to Blue Bayou
Where you sleep all day
And the catfish play on Blue Bayou
All those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If I could only see
That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy I'd be

Go to see my baby again
And to be with some of my friends
Maybe I'd be happy then on Blue Bayou

I'm going back some day
Gonna stay on Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fine
And the world is mine on Blue Bayou
Oh, that girl of mine by my side
The silver moon and the evening tide
Oh, some sweet day
Gonna take away this hurting inside
I'll never be blue
My dreams come true
On Blue Bayou
     
   
  SOS

Where are those happy days, they seem so hard to find
I tried to reach for you, but you have closed your mind
Whatever happened to our love
I wish I understood
It used to be so nice, it used to be so good

So when you're near me, darling can't you hear me
SOS
The love you gave me, nothing else can save me
SOS
When you're gone
How can I even try to go on
When you're gone
Though I try, how can I carry on?

You seem so far away, though you are standing near
You made me feel alive, but something died I fear
I really tried to make it out
I wish I understood
What happened to our love, it used to be so good

So when you're near me, darling can't you hear me
SOS
The love you gave me, nothing else can save me
SOS
When you're gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone
Though I try, how can I carry on?

So when you're near me, darling can't you hear me
SOS
And the love you gave me, nothing else can save me
SOS
When you're gone
How can I even try to go on?
When you're gone
Though I try, how can I carry on?

Where are those happy days, they seem so hard to find...
     
   
  Seven Bridges

Sometimes I go down my street without a glance
And I long to see my childhood days again
Sometimes I can hardly even stay still
Needing something new behind the doors I go through

Sometimes I am hot and then I’m cold
When I know that there is something going on
In the places that we all have to go
Before we see the right that’s in a wrong

There are seven bridges to be crossed
Seven years of darkness to survive
Seven times in oceans to be lost
But then I’ll see the shining light

Sometimes seems the hands of time are standing still
And it feels that things are going round and round
Sometimes we all have the need to get away
And to sit in silence all by yourself

Sometimes hands can reach out to the world
Maybe lucky stars are on the way
Sometimes we are taking when we should give
And hate the things that we still really love

There are seven bridges to be crossed
Seven years of darkness to survive
Seven times in oceans you’ll be lost
And then you’ll see the shining light

There are seven bridges to be crossed
Seven years of darkness to survive
Seven times in oceans you’ll be lost
And then you will see the shining light
And then you will see the shining light
     
   
  Lady Madonna

Lady Madonna, children at your feet
Wonder how you manage to make ends meet
Who finds the money when you pay the rent
Did you think that money was heaven sent?

Friday night arrives without a suitcase
Sunday morning creeping like a nun
Monday's child has learned to tie his bootlace
See how they run...

Lady Madonna, baby at your breast
Wonders how you manage to feed the rest
Pa pa pa pa...
See how they run

Lady Madonna lying on the bed
Listen to the music playing in your head

Tuesday afternoon is never ending
Wednesday morning papers didn't come
Thursday night your stockings needed mending
See how they run...

Lady Madonna, children at your feet
Wonder how you manage to make ends meet
     
   
  Time In A Bottle

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I'd like to do
Is to save every day 'til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I'd save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go through time with

If I could save time...
     
   
  Already There

Waking up to yet another grey day
And I say
Nothing ever seems to change round here
Surely there is more to life than dreaming, hoping
Now I want to make those dreams come true

I’m going to get away
I’m going to go today
Had enough of wasting time
Because there is a place
That’s waiting far away
For me to have another life

And there will be a house beside the sea
Beneath a clear blue sky
And every night I’ll go to sleep
And hear an ocean lullaby

Because in my mind I’m already there
Yes, in my mind I’m already there
And this can be more than a dream

I have a photograph
I keep it in my heart
A day from long ago
‘Twas in a music store
I never heard before
Such amazing melodies

And they were talking to my very soul
And set me on my way
Funny how these memories
Can make it feel like yesterday

Because in my mind I’m already there
Yes, in my mind I’m already there
And so I could follow the dream

And we will find that house beside the sea
Enough of wasting time
This will be our destiny
To hear an ocean lullaby

Because in my mind I’m already there
Yes, in my heart I’m already there
In my dreams I’m already there
With my love I’m already there
Already there
Already there
Already there
     
   
  In The Ghetto

And the snow flies
On a cold and grey Chicago morn
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
And his mama cries
'Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

People, don't you understand?
The child needs a helping hand
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me
Are we too blind to see
Or will we simply turn our heads
And look the other way?

And the world turns
And the hungry little boy with the runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

And his hunger burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
He learns how to steal
And he learns how to fight
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

Then one night in desperation
The young man breaks away
He buys a gun, he steals a car
He tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
Face down in the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)

And as her young man dies (in the ghetto)
On a cold and grey Chicago morn’
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto (in the ghetto)
And his mama cries...
(In the ghetto, in the ghetto, in the ghetto...)
     
   
  Long Train Running

Down around the corner
About a half a mile from here
See the long trains running
Watch 'em disappear
Without love, where would you be right now
Without love

I thought I saw Miss Lucy
Down along the tracks
She lost her home and family
And she won't be coming back
Without love, where would you be right now
Without love

Well, the Illinois Central
And the Southern Central Freight
Gotta keep on pushing Mama
'Cause you know they're running late
Without love where would you be now?
Without love

Well, the Illinois Central
And the Southern Central Freight
Gotta keep on pushing Mama
'Cause you know they're running late
Without love, where would you be now?
Without love

Well the pistons keep on turning
The wheels go 'round and 'round
The steel rails are cold and hard
For the mountains they go down
Without love, where would you be now?
Without love, ooh...
Where would you be now

Mmm, moving on
Moving on
We’re moving on
Yeah moving on
Gotta keep moving on
Gotta keep moving on
Gotta keep moving on
Gotta keep moving on
Say
Down around that corner
About a half a mile from here
We are moving on
Moving on
Without love...
Where would we be now
     
   
  On A Christmas Night

I was awakened on a Christmas night
Somebody shaking me and shining a light
“Wake up the winter is here
And snow is falling on the ground”

Out of the window ‘twas a magic sight
And for a little boy it was a magic night
My friends were playing outside
And snow was tumbling on the ground

And we saw a thousand candles in the night
Moving to the church upon the hill
When the people saw us they said “come inside”
And the song that night they sing it still

We are here to celebrate the birth of a child
Who came to the world
We are here to celebrate the life of a child
Who came to the world
We are here to celebrate the birth of a child
Who came to the world
We are here to celebrate the life of a child
Who came to the world on this night
We are here to celebrate the birth of a child
Who came to the world
We are here to celebrate the life of a child
Who came to the world, to the world
We are here to celebrate the birth of a child
Who came to the world
We are here to celebrate the life of a child
Who gave to the world
His love

I was awakened on a Christmas night...
     
   
  Every Step Of The Way

Climbing that mountain day by day
Meeting the world along the way
The sun was on my back
And hopes were high
To reach beyond my dreams

Then there were times when all was lost
Back over bridges that I’d crossed
Many were the days I was alone
I’d want to give it up
And go home

And then I heard your voice calling to me
And then I’d feel your arms so tenderly
I thought I was alone in the wind and the rain
But you were there every step of the way

Music has moved me through the years
Brought me the laughter and the tears
But more than anything I treasure friends
I’ve met along the way

Then there were times that I was sure
Nobody heard me at the door
The more that I would push, the less I’d gain
And I’d be on my knees
Once again

And then I heard your voice calling to me
And then I’d feel your arms so lovingly
I thought I was alone in the wind and the rain
But you were there every step of the way

We were together
In the wind and the rain
And you were there every step of the way
Yes, you were there every step of the way
     
   
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