Beautiful Life

BEAUTIFUL LIFE

Beautiful Life

 

There are teachers in the schools

With a recipe to fail

Preachers making rules

Like god was for sale

The politics of war flying in

Holy names

This whole damn world’s going crazy ma’am

 

Kings, presidents, pop stars and junkies

It seems like everybody’s carrying

Some kind of monkey

If it’s the flavour of the month you’re looking for

Well maybe I’m not it

And that’s my song I said

To the record label chick

 

Chorus:

Cause it’s a beautiful life

When you know yourself

It’s a thin veiled disguise

When you’re not yourself

So don’t try and hide

The whole world’s waiting for you

 

And I’d drink champagne if I had a million fans

And I’d not complain at all

Cause money buys you freedom

That’s a common known fact

But friends give you love, and I love that

 

So open up the next door wide

And watch the last one close

There’s nothing you don’t hold inside

Down that yellow brick road

 

Chorus:

Cause it’s a beautiful life

When you know yourself

It’s a thin veiled disguise

When you’re not yourself

So don’t try and hide

The whole world’s waiting for you

The whole world’s waiting for you

 

Wait

 

On this road filled with dreams

There is something I found

It fills me with wonder, it’s here with me now

Oh we all live and die by the choices we make

They will open your heart or leave it to break

Open your heart or leave it…

 

I will shed no tear

We have come so far

I know this is real

I feel you are

I need you to

 

Chorus:

Wait

I have to tell you what I see

To look at you

I need you to… wait

I finally know just how it feels

 

I know this is true in the pouring down rain

On the shore of the ocean

You whisper my name

Oh there is nothing left

Just the crashing of the waves

Not a soul in the world can take this away

Not a soul in the world can take this…

 

Chorus:

I need you to… wait

I have to tell you what I see

To look at you

I need you to… wait

I finally know just how it feels

To fly

 

Touch

 

Close your eyes

Know that I will always fly

Close to you

In my heart

Know no matter where you are

Or what you do

 

Chorus:

It’s your kind of touch, this kind of rush

Leading me on, it’s all that I want

Yes I know that it’s crazy

It’s kind of amazing

Not a thing I can do

I can’t take my eyes off you

 

Why you came

And took my very breath away

I don’t care

I could not

Live my life never knowing

What we shared

 

Chorus:

It’s your kind of touch, this kind of rush

Leading me on, it’s all that I want

Yes I know that it’s crazy

It’s kind of amazing

Not a thing I can do

I can’t take my eyes off you

 

And everything I’ve known

In all my days somehow

Pales in comparison

 

Chorus:

It’s your kind of touch, this kind of rush

Leading me on, it’s all that I want

Yes I know that it’s crazy

It’s kind of amazing

It doesn’t let go, I’m losing control

Went down at a glance

Didn’t have half a chance

Not a thing I can do

I can’t take my eyes off you

 

Come to Life

 

Oh oh oh…..

Oh oh oh…..

 

We have travelled hard

Played our part

In the rise of a great nation

 

Now a sense of place

Shines on our face

As we open up our arms

 

Here we ride the crest

Where east meets west

The heart, Nova Scotia

 

You can write this down

How I love this ground

That opened up my eyes

 

To come to life

Where wild meets serene

Where everything is centered ‘round

The balance of your dreams

Where wonder is awakened

In a whole new light

Awaken all your wonder

Come to life

 

So let in it

Let it all begin

Your thirst, your quest is satisfied

Everything you learn

Every stone unturned

They are the reasons why

We come to life

 

With mystery abounding

The spirit of the dance

History surrounding tomorrow’s leading hands

We dare to make a change, a change to take a chance

A chance to come to life

Where wild meets serene

Where everything is centered ‘round

The balance of your dreams

 

Come to life

 

Montreal

 

When the sun goes down in Montreal

And the pretty women walk the streets

And the red wine trickles down her skin

And her perfume hangs in the city heat

Frozen in a moment

My eyes could not believe

Love makes all things easy

Easy even to deceive

 

Chorus:

Au revoir, mon ami, is it time we part

Know that you will always be

My beautiful, unfaithful heart

 

When the sun goes down in Montreal

And her silhouette’s against the blind

I was there I saw it all

Wish I could forget sometimes

I could feel the danger

An ill wind blowing through the trees

Love makes all things easy

Easy even to deceive

 

Chorus:

Au revoir, mon ami, is it time we part

Know that you will always be

My beautiful, unfaithful heart

 

Au revoir, mon ami, is it time we part

Know that you will always be

My beautiful, unfaithful heart

 

Holy Road

 

When you find the edge

Dangle one foot over the side

Feel the fear and know you’re alive

That’s how I want to live

 

Banish all you’ve read

Write your own book cover to cover

Filled with hope for one another

Isn’t that just what you did

 

Did you just want to feel

The love for you was real

Is that all you were asking for

Nothing less or more

 

Chorus:

I’m calling you again

Seeking reasons making choices

Are you with me now

I don’t know where I should begin

For your words have many voices

And it’s a hard row to hoe

This holy road

 

Where did we go wrong

Your way was gentle and your words were kind

The blind could see and we who see were blind

 

Then look what we did

How did you stay so strong

Why do I second guess your wonder

Why do I crave you with a hunger

How did you manage to forgive

 

Did you just want to feel

The love for you was real

Is that all you were asking for

Nothing less or more

 

Chorus:

I’m calling you again

Seeking reasons making choices

Are you with me now

I don’t know where I should begin

For your words have many voices

And it’s a hard row to hoe

This holy road

 

Here For You

 

An endless spinning whirl wind surrounds him

He’s trying to keep his balance

His reasons for staying here astounds him

Still he rises to the challenge

Tales the good days with the bad

Stays strong for everyone

Still every now and then he needs to run

 

Chorus:

I’m here for you

Here for you

Here for you

Hope that you can hear me

 

No one could comprehend the load

How could they understand

How he could feel all alone

Right there with all his friends

Who try and lend an ear

But can they really hear the sound

Is there anybody here now

 

Chorus:

I’m here for you

Here for you

Here for you

Hope that you can hear me

 

There really isn’t that much space

Between two worlds

 

Chorus:

I’m here for you

Here for you

Here for you

Hope that you can hear me

 

Full Blown Star

Wish it was Sunday, wish it was raining

Wish she had nothing to do

Solomon Grundy had it all sussed out

He put in his week and he blew

Wish it was Vegas, wish she was winning

Wish she could figure out why

Her rational nature has got her head spinning

On a musical merry go ride

 

It’s a crazy life

Tonight’s her night

Not a trouble, not a worry

Step right up hurry, hurry

Through the window to her heart

It’s all champagne and caviar

Yes I do believe you are

A full blown star

 

Doesn’t it feel like beautiful rain

Close your eyes, trust the train

Covering angles, playing the game

Spreading your seeds all around

Sweet mother mercy has shown her light

Up on the stage she’ll use it tonight

The people are loose, the band is tight

On a musical merry go round

 

The spotlight hits her eyes

Tonight’s her night

Not a trouble not a worry

Step right up hurry, hurry

Everything you heard is true

She is walking on the moon

It’s all champagne and caviar

A full blown star

 

Be Still

 

You talked to me of love

What do you know of this

You talked to me of love

What can you show of this

Just shut up, you know nothing at all

 

I trusted you once, I gave my all for you

I trusted you once, I took a fall for you

You owe me, don’t fail me now

 

Chorus:

Be still my beating heart

(She can … your heart with a single tear. She can … your blood. She can … your fear. She can blow your mind like a perfect storm. She can … what she thinks, like she’s been wrong.)

Be still my beating heart

(She can make you hot. She can make you cold. She’s everything everything you want to hold. She knows your thoughts. It’ll … you …. She can change her looks, … looks could kill.)

Be still my beating heart

(She … right in the original sin. You’re never gonna win. Let the games begin.)

Be still my heart

 

If you were like rain, I could hide my tears

If you fall like rain, I could wash away

All my fears

If you felt like rain

You wouldn’t beat so near

You owe me, don’t fail me now

 

Chorus:

Be still my beating heart

(She can make your dream, make dreams come true, when you’re lucky to be in the chosen few. She can make you sweat. You’re never gonna get, … her … her, never gonna steal her.)

Be still my beating heart

(… …, she belongs to …, she’s everything everything … … … She knows your thoughts. It’ll … you … She can change her looks, … looks could kill.)

Be still my beating heart

(She … right in the original sin. You’re never gonna win. Let the games begin.)

Be still my heart

 

Again

 

I fell down in your footsteps

Walked in your dreams

Saved you from dangers, you may not have seen

Cried for you, when you were too proud to show pain

And I know it was true that you’d do the same

 

Chorus:

And I’ll be your angel’s wings

I’ll be all kinds of things

We’ll walk together whatever does come

When you need a shoulder

I’ll be the one

And your life’s blood is mine

All these ties that bind

Will never be broken or stripped from our hands

No one on this earth can divide us again

 

I wish I could find the words so you know

This feeling inside just watching you grow

And I hope you dance every day of your life

And take every step with god at your side

 

Chorus:

And I’ll be your angel’s wings

I’ll be all kinds of things

We’ll walk together whatever does come

When you need a shoulder

I’ll be the one

And your life’s blood is mine

All these ties that bind

Will never be broken or stripped from our hands

No one on this earth can divide us again

 

Gwyneth’s Song

 

A beautiful morning, open your eyes

A walk to share a Sunday rain

A call that needs you, in the middle of the night

A reason to see past the blame

A shoulder to cry on, someone to rely on

An ocean to a shore

This gift you gave us, sent here to save us

That’s what love is for

 

Chorus:

So have a little faith in me

And I’ll not ask for more

To trust and believe

To give and receive

That’s what love is for

 

It will dance to your song, no matter the tune

It really is the only place to fall

Tell you you’re beautiful, promise you the moon

When you’re lost it will find you, it lives in us all

In our trembling and shaking

A whole new awakening

We’ve never known before

Yes everything changed

The moment you came

But that’s what love is for

 

And the heavens they will open

When we make a choice for life

From one mother to another

For the courage of what’s right

You’re the angel that was chosen

You’ve landed at our door

Leaving us blinded with devotion

You leave us speechless

 

Chorus:

So have a little faith in me

And I’ll not ask for more

When it’s thicker than blood

Then we call it love

And that’s what love is for

That’s what love is for

 

Jerusalem

 

Streets are filled with holy rollers

Ladies of the evening

Each one trying to sell you on

The one thing they believe in

Some would say oh that they

Are all in the same business

Offering you heaving

Granting you forgiveness

 

Chorus:

Marching on Jerusalem

See the horsemen in the distance

Marching to Jerusalem

We beat a path to let them through

Marching on Jerusalem

We’re meeting them with no resistance

Marching to Jerusalem

You know we know now what we do

 

I sprouted wings and took to flight

All across the great divide

Searching for the answers

To my troubled soul

I talked to prophets, talked to kings

Found it so bewildering

The more I learned

The less I seemed to know

 

Chorus:

Marching on Jerusalem

The lines are drawn nation to nation

Marching to Jerusalem

Each man believes his god is true

Marching on Jerusalem

Washed in the blood of revelation

Marching to Jerusalem

You know we know now what we do

 

Look at all the saints and the sinners

Fists clenched tight for the fight

Holy wars, unsettled scores

Careers in fear taking flight

Corporate ladders

Dreams all shattered

Shrapnel flying sea to land

Blood and steel are on their heels

Marching on Jerusalem

 

Marching to Jerusalem

Marching to Jerusalem

Marching to Jerusalem

Marching to Jerusalem ...

 

Someone

 

There’s a bottle of whisky

Two trembling hands

Attached to a body that once was a man

He was the greatest, an unbeaten career

One overhand right, and it all disappeared

There’s the voice of his father

As he walks through the door

Don’t do it son, don’t drink that no more

 

There’s a sink full of dishes

Toys on the floor

The wash to be done

And at least ten more chores

There’s a baby inside her

And one at her side

In a fit of anxiety

She breaks down and cries

 

Chorus:

The wrecking ball crashes down on us all

The sky falls, and there’s big walls

We all need a reason we can pull through

We all need someone

 

She helps him to bed and brushes his hair

Tells him stories of a life

When he’s lost in the darkness

And calls out who’s there

She holds him and says it’s your wife

 

Chorus:

The wrecking ball crashes down on us all

The sky falls, and there’s big walls

We all need a reason we can pull through

We all need someone

 

The wrecking ball crashes down on us all

The sky falls, and there’s big walls

We all need a reason we can pull through

We all need someone

 

Someone …

 

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