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Walking in Memphis

originally sung by:
Marc Cohn
written by:
Marc Cohn
from original album:
Marc Cohn (1991)


Put on my blue suede shoes and I boarded the plane
Touched down in the land of the Delta Blues
In the middle of the pouring rain

W. C. Handy - won't you look down over me
Yeah I got a first class ticket
But I'm as blue as a boy can be

Then I was walking in Memphis
I was walking with my feet ten feet off the Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel?

So the ghost of Elvis on Union Avenue
Followed him up to the gates of Graceland
Then I've watched him walk right through

Now security did not see him
They just hovered around his tomb
But there's a pretty little thing
Waiting for the king down in the Jungle Room

When I was walking in Memphis
I was walking with my feet ten feet off a Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel

They've got catfish on the table
They've got gospel in the air
And Reverend Green would be glad to see you
When you haven't got a prayer
But, boy you got a prayer in Memphis

Now Murielle plays piano
Every Friday at the Hollywood
And they took me down to see her
And asked me if I would

Just do a little number,
And so I sang with all my might
She said tell me are you a Christian child
And I said
Mam I am tonight

Walking in Memphis
I was walking with my feet ten feet off the Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel

Walking in Memphis
I was walking with my feet ten feet off a Beale
Walking in Memphis
But do I really feel the way I feel
Put on my blue suede shoes

If Tomorrow never comes

originally sung by:
Garth Brooks
written by:
Kent Blazy, Garth Brooks
from original album:
Garth Brooks (1989)


Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She's lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face this world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

'Cause I've lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there's no second chance to tell her how I feel

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she's my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you're thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

You're still the one

originally sung by:
Shania Twain
written by:
Shania Twain, Robert Lange
from original album:
Come on over (1997)


Looks like we made it
Look how far we've come my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we'd get there someday

They said, "I bet they'll never make it"
But just look at us holding on
We're still together still going strong

You're still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life
You're still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss good night

Ain't nothin' better
We beat the odds together
I'm glad we didn't listen
Look at what we would be missin'

They said, "I bet they'll never make it"
But just look at us holding on
We're still together still going strong

You're still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life
You're still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss good night

You're still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life
You're still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You're still the one I kiss good night

You're still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You're still the one I want for life

The First Time ever I saw your Face

originally sung by:
Celine Dion, Roberta Flack
written by:
Ewan MacColl (1965)


The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
To the night and the empty skies my love
The first time ever I kissed your mouth
I felt the earth move in my hand
Like the trembling heart of a captive bird
That was there at my command my love
That was there at my command

The first time ever I lay with you
And felt your heart so close, so close to mine
And I knew our joy would fill the earth
And would last 'till the end of time my love
And would last 'till the end of time

The first time ever I saw your face
Your face, your face, your face

Just When

originally sung by:
Michael Ball
written by:
Michael Ball, Brian Kennedy
from original album:
This Time ... it's Personal (2000)


ust when I thought that I couldn't go on
Just when the sun left the sky
Just when I thought that I'd never grow old
You gave me the reason to try

Just when my body felt broken and bruised
Nothing could ease all the pain
Just when my whole world was falling apart
You put me together again

You were the only one help me to carry on
Help me find hope and desire
All that I wanna do is stay in love with you
With all that we've been through you make me wanna try

And deep in my soul I know
You gave me room to grow
Made me let go of the past
You gave me dignity
Showed me the way to be
You believed in me
You gave me wings to fly

Just when the music started to fade
Just when my words wouldn't rhyme
Just when my colours were all turning grey
You changed them and made them shine

Just when I needed the chance to believe
Just when I needed to care
Just when I needed somebody to love
You came and you answered my prayer

Just when I needed somebody to love
You came and you answered my prayer

The Song remembers when

originally sung by:
Trisha Yearwood
written by:
Hugh Prestwood
from original album:
The song remembers when (1993)


I was standing at the counter
I was waiting for the change
When I heard that old familiar music start
It was like a lighted match
Had been tossed into my soul
It was like a damm had broken in my heart

After taking every detour
Getting lost and losing track
So that even if I wanted
I could not find my way back
After driving out the memory
Of the way things might have been
After I've forgotten all about us
The song remembers when

We were rolling through the Rockies
We were up above the clouds
When a station out of Jackson played that song
And it seemed to fit the moment
And the moment seemed to freeze
When we turned the music up and sang along

And there was a God in Heaven
And the world made perfect sense
We were young and were in love
And we were easy to convince
We were headed straight for Eden
It was just around the bend
And though I have forgotten all about it
The song remembers when

I guess something must have happened
And we must have said goodbye
And my heart must have been broken
Though I can't recall just why
The song remembers when

Well, for all the miles between us
And for all the time that's passed
You would think I haven't gotten very far
And I hope my hasty heart
Will forgive me just this once
If I stop to wonder how on Earth you are

But that's just a lot of water
Underneath a bridge I burned
And there's no use in backtracking
Around corners I have turned
Still I guess some things we bury
Are just bound to rise again
For even if the whole world has forgotten
The song remembers when
Even if the whole world has forgotten
The song remembers when

I don't want a Lover

originally sung by:
Texas
written by:
Johhny McElhone, Sharleen Spiteri
from original album:
Come on over (1989)


I don't want a lover
I just need a friend
I don't want a lover
I just need a friend

You can't just leave me
To face life on my own
I know you don't love me no more
And I knew this day it would come
Even when it cuts so deep
It's true I still want you
But the harder I try
The more I seem to lose

I don't want a lover
I just need a friend
I've had time to recover
Now that I know it wasn't love

It's always a different story
Oh and it's me who's in the wrong
But you can't have it all
Cause I'm the one who's strong
I've already been burnt before
Once but never again
I know the time will come
That's when you need me then

I don't want a lover
I just need a friend
I know you never cared
Now that I know it wasn't love

You don't even care
About what I'm saying
You don't even think
What you're doing
All you see is what you want it to be
But in there there's just no room for me

I don't want a lover
I just need a friend
I've had time to recover
Now that I know it wasn't love
I don't want a lover
I just need a prayer
I know you never cared
Now that I know it wasn't love

You bring out the best in me

originally sung by:
Michael Ball
written by:
Paul Carrack
from original album:
This Time ... it's Personal (2000)


There was a time I was full of doubt
Trying so hard not to be left out
I was like a child so eager to please
How could I have known this was meant to be

Out of the blue love has found a way
And everything has fallen into place
So I do believe angels do exist
Guided by love too strong to resist

You changed my life so much
I live just for your touch
You're all that I'll ever need
You bring the best out of me

When things go wrong then I look to you
To keep me strong and to pull me through
Sometimes I'm amazed and I must confess
I just can't believe I could be so blessed

You've changed my life so much
I live just for your touch
You're all I'll ever need
You bring the best out of me

When things go wrong I look to you
To keep me strong and to pull me through
Sometimes I'm amazed and I must confess
I just can't believe that I could be so blessed

You've changed my life so much
I live just for your touch
You're all, you're all I ever need
You bring the best, the best out of me, the best out of me
You bring the best out of me

Never coming back

originally sung by:
Michael Ball
written by:
Michael Ball, Brian Kennedy
from original album:
This Time ... it's Personal (2000)


There's a guy at the station and he's standing all alone
Got a battered old suitcase and a ragged coat on
A cold wind is blowing, got no shelter from the rain
And he swears that he's never coming back again

Never coming back, never coming back,
Never coming back again
Nobody sees him in the cover of the night
Puts his hand in his pocket as he fumbles for a light
Which he uses for the cigarette, that helps to ease the pain
And he swears that he's never coming back again

All he wanted was a chance to live
Leave behind him all the misery
Starring faces with acusing eyes
All the sadness, all the vicious, vicious lies

He's longed for this moment since the day that he was born
He's longed for the time, when this feeling would be gone
A new life's beginning with the coming of the train
And he swears that he's never coming back again
Never coming back to this dirty little town
He's grown so tired of fighting everything he's ever known
He's gonna start a new life, things'll go on be the same
And he swears that he's never coming back again

All he wanted was a chance to live
Leave behind him all the misery
Starring faces with acusing eyes
All the sadness, all the vicious, vicious lies
Their vicious lies!

There's a guy at the station and he's standing all alone
Got a battered old suitcase and a ragged coat on
A cold wind is blowing, got no shelter from the rain
And he swears that he's never coming back again
And he swears that he's never coming back again
And he swears that he's never coming back again

The greatest Man I never knew

originally sung by:
Reba McEntire
written by:
Layng Martin, Richard Leigh
from original album:
Greatest Hits, Reba McEntire


The greatest man I never knew
Lived just down the hall
And everyday we said hello
But never touched at all
He was in his paper
I was in my room
How was I to know he thought I touched the moon

The greatest man I never knew
Came home late every night
He never had too much to say
Too much was on his mind
I never really knew him
And now it seems so sad
Everything he gave to us took all he had

And the days turned into years
And the memories to black and white
He grew cold like an old winter wind
Blowing across my life

The greatest words I never heard
I guess I'll never hear
The man I thought could never die
Has been gone almost a year

He was good at business
But there was business left to do
He never said he loved me
I guess he thought I knew

Think Twice

originally sung by:
Celine Dion
written by:
Andy Hill, Pete Sinfield
from original album:
The Colour of my Love (1993)


Don't think I can't feel there's something wrong
You've been the sweetest part of my life so long
I look in your eyes, there's a distant light
And you and I know there'll be a storm tonight
This is getting serious
Are you thinking 'bout you or us

Don't say what you're about to say
Look back before you leave my life
Be sure before you close that door
Before you roll those dice
Baby think twice

Baby think twice
For the sake of our love, for the memory
For the fire and the faith that was you and me
Baby I know it ain't easy when your soul cries out for a higher ground
'Coz when you're halfway up
You're always halfway down
But baby this is serious
Are you thinking 'bout you or us

Don't say what you're about to say
Look back before you leave my life
Be sure before you close that door
Before you roll those dice
Baby think twice

Baby this is serious
Are you thinking 'bout you or us, baby

Don't say what you're about to say
Look back before you leave my life
Be sure before you close that door
Before you roll those dice

Don't do what you're about to do
My everything depends on you
And whatever it takes, I'll sacrifice
Before you roll those dice
Baby think twice

No matter what

originally sung by:
Boyzone
written by:
Andrew Lloyd Webber
from original album:
Whistle Down the Wind (1998)


No matter what they tell us
No matter what they do
No matter what they teach us
What we believe is true

No matter what they call us
However they attack
No matter where they take us
We'll find our own way back

I can't deny what I believe
I can't be what I'm not
I know our love forever
I know, no matter what

If only tears were laughter
If only night was day
If only prayers were answered
Then we would hear God say

No matter what they tell you
No matter what they do
No matter what they teach you
What you believe is true

And I will keep you safe and strong
And shelter from the storm
No matter where it's barren
A dream is being born

No matter who they follow
No matter where they lead
No matter how they judge us
I'll be everyone you need

No matter if the sun don't shine
Or if the skies are blue
No matter what the end is
My life began with you

I can't deny what I believe
I can't be what I'm not
I know this love's forever
That's all that matters now
No matter what

No, no matter
That's all that matters to me

The Dimming of the Day

originally sung by:
Bonny Raitt

written by:
Richard Thompson


This old house is falling down around my ears
I'm drowning in a river of my tears
When all will is gone you hold me sway
I need you at the dimming of the day

You pull me like the moon pulls on the tide
You know just where I keep my better side

What days have come to keep us far apart
A broken promise or a broken heart
Now all the bonnie birds have wheeled away
I need you at the dimming of the day

Come the night you're only what I want
Come the night you could be my confident

I see you on the street in company
Why don't you come and ease your mind with me
I'm living for the night we steal away
I need you at the dimming of the day
I need you at the dimming of the day

 

The Dance

originally sung by:
Garth Brooks

written by:
Tony Arrata
from original album:
Garth Brooks (1989)


Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars alone
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey who's to say you know I might have changed it all

I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain but I'd of had to miss the dance

 


Last updated: 01/09/2005 13:14

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