OL' GLORY

OL' GLORY |  THIS RIVER  | GEORGIA WARHORSE | ORANGE BLOSSOMS | COUNTRY GHETTO | LOCHLOOSA | BLACKWATER



EVERYTHING IS A SONG
I, I just heard those angels sing
So many voices all arranged
in one big harmony

So now, everywhere I look I smile
Its like I'm hearing for the first time
They're singing to me

Now I'm rolling in her arms
She's singing to me
Every blade of grass
from every tree
My world it came alive
with the color of spring
Its got me singing along
‘Cause everything is a song – everything’s a song

I look, forever out into the sky
I hear the hue of blue so loud
a seashell for my ears

The joy, the joy, the joy 
The joy with no opposite
is serenading me a sonnet
That I can finally hear

And now I'm rolling in her arms
She's singing to me
Every blade of grass
from every tree
The world it came alive
with the color of spring
Got me singing along
’Cause everything is a song - oh yeah

No I ain’t about to hear a thing to take me away
from this day
I’ve been waiting for this moment all of my life
all of my, all of my life

So listen, listen to the falling rain
As sweet of sound as sugar cane
A symphony for me

Oh I pray, I pray, I pray
I pray that you can hear it too
In the silence that’s surrounding you
Oh I'll meet you there

Now I'm rolling in her arms
She's singing to me
Every blade of grass
from every tree
A whisper to a shout
Lord as deep as the sea
Got me singing along
Everything is a song

I can hear the pine trees
sing to the sun
I can hear the birds, they’re all having fun
I'm going to sing along
to the rhythm of one
Singing along
’Cause everything is a song

THE ISLAND
So many things you've seen
So many stories long forgotten
So many deeds between
Shouting out across the bottom

Beneath a ghostly twilight
Her bosom filled with shining stars
Her secrets sing down through the ages
As bright as lightning bugs in jars

All beneath the canopy
of ageless oaks whose secrets keep
Forever in her beauty
This island is my home

Her rolling hills by hands were built
by natives who were never found
The only hints left of their passing
are ancient shells that ghost the ground

Bone white they tell a story
of all the slaves who graced her shores
of cotton fields so long plowed under
a jungle now upon her stores

All beneath the canopy
of ageless oaks whose secrets keep
Forever in her beauty
This island is my home

All beneath the canopy
of ageless oaks whose secrets keep
Forever in her beauty, ah in her beauty
This island is my home

EVERY MINUTE
I tried so hard to be the person
everybody thought I was
I pushed myself and everyone
almost over the edge
This mirrored light that sends back
everything that you send out
The grace you give, given back
loving every minute you live

Feels so good to be warm - in the sun
Loving every minute of living
So good to be warm - in the sun
Loving every minute of living

The evil deeds that we do
screaming from the headline
Can't stop to read, or to watch
’cause I ain’t got the patience or time
To live a life of despair
to live by another man’s word
It’s always been in your hands
to live the life you want while you’re here

Feels so good to be warm - in the sun
Loving every minute of living
So good to be warm - in the sun
Loving every minute of living 

I don’t care, what you say to me
Everywhere beauty is all I see
and it don’t make a damn 
’cause there ain’t nothing to take from me
I’m loving every minute 
I’m loving every minute I’m free

So good to be warm - in the sun
Loving every minute of living 
It’s so good to be warm - in the sun
Loving every minute I’m living 
Good to be warm - in the sun
Loving every minute I’m living 
Good to be warm - in the sun
Loving every minute I’m living 

Loving every minute 
Loving every minute I’m free

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER
Well I seen her standing there
with her hands on her hips
She had this sassy look about her
but a stiff upper lip
She was as beautiful as she could be
taking a drag off a cigarette
A leather jacket that said ah boy I'll whup your ass
ah yeah right then I started to sweat

Well our eyes they finally met
and I wouldn't let 'em go
I wonder who she is 
hot damn I got to know
A little cat and mouse, boy
let the bottle spin
she flicked some ashes straight my way
let the games begin

It’s going to be a night, a night to remember
It’s going to be a night, a night we won't forget

Well I walked up and said what I had to say
then she looked at me like I was a fool
But I wasn't about to give it all away just yet
so I laid up and tried to play it real cool

I flipped up my collar ah man
I went ahead and put on my best James Dean
and you'd a thought I was Clark Gable squinting through that smoke
Ah baby up on the big screen

Well I moved a little closer
Close as I could dare
I can feel her breathing now
I can smell her hair
She turned around and lit me
with them burning eyes
Ah she got me hypnotized
I ain't going to lie

It’s going to be a night, a night to remember
It’s going to be a night, a night we won't forget

Well she looked at me like she was none too impressed
and I guess that was my cue to hit the road
That’s when I tripped over my own shoes
Yeah I went sprawling out across the dance floor

Then she finally let her guard down
Looked at me and smiled
There's no need to rush now
Hangout for a while
Hey there Mr. DJ 
Spin another song
I'm going to do the best I can even if it’s wrong baby

It’s going to be a night, a night to remember
It’s going to be a night, a night we won't forget
It’s going to be a night, a night to remember
Going To be a night, a night, a night,
a night we won't forget

LIGHT A CANDLE
Living in light and love

If you say a prayer
say one for me
oh keep me in your thoughts

’Cause I'll say, say one for you
Hold it for the truth
I won’t let go at all cost

I can't play the blame game any longer
Made me feel stronger
just to say that I'm weak

Dark thoughts pile in
one upon another
Dark as any other place, place that I've been

So light a candle for me
be the guide that I need
When I'm all alone

So light a candle for me
be the joy I see
I’m on my way back home

I'll dream of you
and all the things you do
when I’m gone

I'll dream of you
and the truth
oh the truth

Is anybody out there
as full of shit as me?
Does anybody out there feel my guilt?

’Cause we can start over and over again
Lit by our own light
We’re all just candles in the night

So light a candle for me
be the guide that I need
When I'm all alone

Light a candle for me
be the joy I see
I’m on my way back home

So light a candle for me
be the guide that I need
When I'm all alone

Light a candle for me
be the joy I see
I’m on my way back home

TURN LOOSE
You work a stride
curbside thumbing a ride
on Lane Avenue
While your kids be on their knees
praying Jesus please 
won’t you make our mama come home
back to us again?

You look around
not sure how you changed
it’s all confused
But those dirty hands are yours
a twisted claw around a spoon
What you going to do
when you can’t turn it loose

Turn loose, turn loose baby of that sucker
Turn loose, yo maybe it’s not what you think
Turn loose, turn loose yo baby of that sucker baby
Or you won’t want to turn him loose

Don’t lag far behind – meet disaster
You’re running out of time – so make it matter
Move on straight ahead – a new chapter
It’s up to you if you’re going to lead or follow

Turn loose, turn loose yo baby of that sucker
Turn loose, yo maybe it’s not what you think
Turn loose, turn loose yo baby of that sucker
Turn loose, you got to turn it loose
Turn loose, you got to turn it loose
Turn loose, turn loose baby of that sucker
Or you won’t want to turn him loose
You ain’t going to turn him
There won’t be no turning loose

BRAVE LIL’ FIGHTER
Am I at peace with my maker?
All in good time going to tell
Was you born a liar?
Well it’s the same, same old operator
Trying to fool me again, again
Am I going to play a fools errand?

Gun on the table, a cold player
But you can’t hide with a bullet
there’s no ending to it
ah it won’t change a thing

Another day, another day
another dollar and gone again
It’s a shame, to carry the weight 
of a hidden pain
When you want to fly so much higher
They rev you up
there you go, you got a green light
rolling green light go, go, go on  
You’re playing the game, game to lose

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh Lord it’s time, time for some change
Who are you baby?
Oh Lord I’m feeling so insane

Oh yeah
How much I got to prove
How much do I got to prove,
prove to you before you listen baby
listen to me?

Time ain’t going to stand still no more
How many more times you got to be told before? 
Oh you’ve got to get, got to get, got to get,
got to get on up and get it done right now

Had a long day and I’m tired 
Brave little fighter
You brave, you brave, you brave
Brave lil’ fighter
Brave lil’ fighter
Brave lil’ fighter

Brave lil’ fighter
Ain’t nothing out there baby
Ain’t nothing out there 
that ain’t already you

HOME IN THE SKY
I'm the wild that's crying
I'm the light dividing
I'm the space that lies in between you and me

I'm the wind that's blowing
I'm the deepest knowing
I'm that mockingbird when he starts to sing

He tells a story
Of all the glory
He leads a way, he leads me on

To my home in the sky
To my home in the sky
There's no reason why
’cause Heaven knows

I'm the muse that's dreaming
Of the words and singing
I'm that moment when you finally let go

I'm the inspiration
I'm the one who's listening
I'm the joy that knows no opposites or darkness

The silence in the stone
Yeah my only throne
A scent in the pines leads me on

To my home in the sky
To my home in the sky
There's no reason why
‘cause Heaven knows

Lord I can see that you’re speaking
but I can’t hear what you’re trying to say
‘Cause the words they shackle and chain me
I’m on my way, I’m on my way

To my home in the sky
To my home in the sky
There's no reason why
To my home in the sky

I’m going home

HOLD ON TIGHT
I've been watching you all day woman
You're so easy on my eyes
And now you're building up my appetite girl
Ah baby it’s man-sized

Well I really like girl what you're wearing
Sure does fit you so tight
And I can’t wait for the kids to go to sleep, go to sleep woman
Ah you better hold on,  you better hold on, hold on 
woman - you better hold on tight

I'm going to pull you in a little bit closer girl
watch them sparks fly
While you whisper sweet little nothings in my ear woman
Set 'em up and I'll knock 'em all down

Feel the magic of the moment woman
tip toe that straight edge
I’m going to work till you ain’t gotta drop of sweat left in your body baby
ah yeah that’s my pledge

Well I really like the way you're moving
Round and round we go, ain't going to stop
Just a little pain while I pour, pour the coal to the train, woman
About to hit steam girl 
You better hold on, you better hold on, hold on
You better hold on tight

TIC TAC TOE
Spending mama and daddy's money
in college far from home
Tending other people’s business
while you leave your own alone

Tell me, who are you afraid of,
tell me, who scares you the most?
Why do you quicken past your reflection?
Why do you look like you've seen a ghost?

It's like playing tic tac toe with yourself
It's like holding Heaven and Hell in the palm of your hand
How many ghosts haunt the halls of your memory?
It's like playing tic tac toe with yourself

Trying to stamp out all the evil
‘til you no longer feel the good
Standing frail against the world
now a victim once Robin Hood

Tell me, who are you afraid of
Tell me, who scares you the most
Why do you quicken past your reflection
Why do you look like you've seen a ghost

It's like playing tic tac toe with yourself
It's like holding Heaven and Hell in the palm of your hand
How many ghosts haunt the halls of your memory?
It's like playing tic tac toe with yourself
Are you going to do it by yourself baby?
Are you going to do it by yourself now?
Are you going to live a lie?

OL’ GLORY
Can you feel it?
Can you stop and really feel it? 
I don't mean think about it
I don't mean talk about it 
I mean feel it
I mean know
I mean live it baby
and I mean love it

Can you see it when it's dark?
Can you feel it when it shines?
Can you hear it in the ocean?
Can you smell it in the pines?
Can you taste it when you breathe in, 
Can you hear it when it roars?
Can you know it in the darkness? 
Can you abide inside the joy?

It's the Glory ol' Glory - the Glory

I seen the light - I seen the light
I heard the light - I heard the light
I felt the light - I felt the light
I breathe the light - I breathe the light
I am the light - I am the light
You are the light - you are the light
We are the light - we are the light
It's all light - ah it’s all light
It’s all light - it’s all light
It’s all light - it’s all light
It's all right baby - ’cause it’s all light
It’s all light - oh it’s all light

See I saw it in a dying bird 
Saw it in a poet’s word 
See it in a redwood tree 
Saw in you what I felt in me
See it when a diamond dies 
Saw it when it comes around 
Saw it die behind the sun
Saw it rise and we all was one

It's the Glory - ol’ Glory
It's the Glory - oh the Glory

Saw it in a bullied child
Saw it in a mother’s smile
Heard it in a father’s tone 
Speak to me when I'm all alone
There's a place I used to hide 
I ain't going to hide no more 
There's a place I used to hide 
But I ain't going to hide no more 
There's a place I used to hide 
But I ain't going to hide no more 
There's a place I used to hide 
But I ain't going to hide no more

Oh the Glory
Can you feel it? - Yes I feel it 
Can you feel it? - Yes I feel it
Do you know it? - Yes I know it 
Do you know it? - Yes I know it 
Do you love it? - Yes I love it 
Do you love it? - Yes I love it 
Do you need it? - Yes I need it 
Do you need it? - Yes I need it

It's the Glory - Glory

Saw it in a dying bird 
Saw it in a poet’s word 
Saw it in a redwood tree 
Saw it when it built in me
Saw it when you weaved it round
Saw it when you’d been let down
Saw it behind the setting sun
Saw it rise we all was one

It's the Glory - oh the Glory
It’s the Glory

Can you feel it?
Can you stop and really feel it?
I don't mean talk about it
I mean feel it

Can you know it?
Can you know it through your bones? 
To the deepest part of your soul 
Yeah it'll take you home

It’s the Glory baby – it’s the Glory 
It’s the Glory – it’s the Glory
Can you feel it? - yes I feel it 
Yes I feel it baby - yes I feel it
Yes I feel it - yes I feel it
Yes I know it - yes I know it 
Yes I live it - yes I live it
Can I show it? - yes you show it
It's the Glory - its the Glory baby
It’s the Glory - its the Glory

Cause I say
I saw it in a bullied child
I saw it in a mother’s smile
I heard it in a father’s tone
It speaks to me when it’s all alone 

I heard it in a bullied child
I saw it in a mother’s smile
I heard it in a father’s tone
I speak to me when I'm all alone

It’s the Glory – it’s the Glory 
It’s the Glory baby – it’s the Glory baby 

In heartbeat, worlds are born 
In a heartbeat baby, worlds collide 

Clap ya hands - stomp ya feet 

THE HURRICANE
Ain't no building tall enough
Ain't no shelter safe enough
when God, when he opens his mouth

Ain't no wall that’s thick enough
Ain't no rocket goes high enough
when God, when he opens his mouth

I felt the wind blow in
I felt the rain come down
I felt the peace within
That can never be without...ride on

Ain't no levy strong enough
Ain't no science that’s smart enough
when God, when he opens his mouth

I felt the wind blow in
I felt the rain come down
I felt the peace within
That can never be without...ride on
Ride on, ride on, ride on