Gandhi/Buddha up button

( Cheryl Wheeler © Penrod And Higgins Music / Amachrist Music/ASCAP)

Feel this wind blow, scatter all these leaves like paper rain
Feel these days roll back into our winter lives again
The tangle at the garden fence is brown and dry
You call me out and point to your November sky

CHORUS:
I must've been Gandhi or Buddha or someone like that
I must've saved lives by the hundreds everywhere I went
I must've brought rest to the restless, fed the hungry too
I must've done something great to get to have you

When the cold comes and you are by your fire and fast asleep,
I'll turn a light on, to watch the snow outside fall soft and deep.
And when the winter morning shines all white and blue,
We'll watch the dogs run through the fields like children do.

CHORUS

I suppose stranger things have come to pass,
Many's the forest I can't see.
I was so down and lost and fading fast.
How did you find you're way to me?

CHORUS

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Messenger (Ann's Song)up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison © Christara Publishing, BMI )

Have you ever seen a cheerleader sitting in a chair
The crowd is on its feet her hands are in the air
She can stand taller than anyone I know
She teaches as she reaches out to life with love

She's a messenger, God has given her
Everything she needs to teach us to believe
She's a messenger, God has given her
A light within her heart to lead us from the dark
She's a messenger living here on earth
There is one thing I am certain of
She is here to show us how to love

Her burden is greater than most of us claim
She has every reason to whine and complain
Yet she faces each day with a smile on her face
A shining example - a gift of God's grace

CHORUS

BRIDGE

She shows this nation her dedication to all life can be
Her inspiration is our invitation to prosperity
Gives hope to me

CHORUS

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Be Myself up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison © Christara Publishing, BMI )

Everyone around me tells me what to do
They all think they know everything
I guess that I do too
But who's to say what I believe is not the truest truth
I'll look inside and then decide
Just what I'm gonna do

I'm gonna be my self
I'm gonna find my way
I'm gonna heed the call
I'm gonna face each day
I'm gonna be myself
Cause no one else can be
Exactly just the person who's inside of

Now there is something I can do
Much better than the rest
I'll figure out just what it is
And do my very best
I'll listen to my inner voice
And walk the path I see
Knowing that I've made the choice
To be all I can be

CHORUS

I'm not one to give advice to strangers on the street
I've learned when my mouth's open it's a place to put my feet.
But every now and then I fell the urge to shout out loud
When I want the world to know what I am all about

I wanna be my self
I wanna find my way
I wanna heed the call
I wanna face each day
I wanna be myself
Cause no one else can be
Exactly just the person who's inside of me

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Saving Grace up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison © Christara Publishing, BMI )

When I lose my way
And I can't go on
You find a way
To lift me up
When I'm off the path
And all alone
You call my name
And lead me home

You are my saving grace
My only one
You lift me up
And make me strong
You are my saving grace
My only one
When I am lost
You come around
And I am found

In a crowded room
On a busy street
I look for you
When I am weak
When I'm feeling awkward
Ill at ease
You help me find my way to peace

You are my saving grace
My only one
You lift me up
And make me strong
You are my saving grace
My only one
When I am lost
You come around
And I am found

Bridge:
Saving grave
You embrace
My fragility
All I hope to be
You somehow see in me

You are my saving grace
My only one
You lift me up
And make me strong
You are my saving grace
My only one
When I am lost
You come around
And I am found

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Breath by Breath up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison © Christara Publishing, BMI )

Moment by moment, breath by breath
That's how I live my life
Moment by moment, breath by breath
I've learned to take my time
Moment by moment, step by step
I walk this path I've chosen
Breath by breath, right then left
I can smell the roses

Breathe in, Breathe out, Smile now
Breathe in, Breathe out, Smile now

Moment by moment breath by Breath
I learn a little more
Moment by moment breath by breath
I'm less and less unsure
Moment by moment every day
My eyes open wider
Breath by breath I awake
To a world that's brighter

Breathe in, Breathe out, Smile now
Breathe in, Breathe out, Smile now

BRIDGE
Every moment every breath
Is such a wondrous gift
I don't want to waste a second
By letting it go too fast

Moment by moment, breath by breath
That's how I live my life
Moment by moment, breath by breath
I've learned to take my time
Moment by moment, breath by breath
It's a celebration
Moment by moment, breath by breath
A brand new creation

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God Is In up button

( Billy Jonas with Laura Mahr & Chris Chandler © Bang a Bucket Music (BMI)

God is in the child's eyes, see them wide, wondrous, wise
God is in the rain and snow, and each snowflake: this we know
God is in the trees and air; the rocks, the birds, the bees, the bears
God is in the clouds above; God is in each act of love
God is in the oceans deep, some say God goes there to sleep
God is in the mountains high, whistling a lullaby
God is in the darkest woods, God is in your neighborhood
God is in a place that's near; sometimes it's just not so clear
God is in .... God is in .... God is in .... God is in .... God is in .... God is in

God is in your strangest pleasure; some say God is into leather
God is into body piercing; in your nipple, lip, and nose ring
God is in your new tattoo, in your scars and birthmarks too
God is in your brand new nose in your control top pantyhose
God is in the latest fad, except for bungy jumping -- thats dangerous and bad
God is in your cellular phone, God will not leave you alone
God is in the internet, wondering why you're not there yet
God is in Vogue, and Spin, and Rolling Stone cuz God is IN!
God is in .... God is in .... God is in .... God is in .... God is in .... God is in

God is in the Christian house; bread and wine and holy cross
God is in the Jewish home; shalom chaverim, shalom
God is in the Muslim, Allah hu akbar salaam
God is in the Hindu way, jai bagwan! namaste
God is in those dancing Pagans, in each drop of perspiration
God is in the Wicken coven; twelve plus one -- a perfect dozen!
God is in the Druid's song, that's why they go on so long
God is in the Buddhist's chair saying "don't just do something -- sit there!"
God is in the Vatican; God goes there for vacation
God is in the Quaker meeting, sleeping 'til they start the singing
God is in your guru; how do you spell that? "Gee, you - are - you"
God is in the atheist, saying "yeah, I don't exist"
God is in the flowing Tao, then and now and now and now
God is in the Rastaman; I and I and on and on
God is in the Moonie wedding; who gets who -- begin the betting
God is in the Hare Krishna, rub their heads and make a wish now
God is in .... God is in .... God is in .... God is in .... God is in .... God is in

God is in your bank account, sometimes juggling the amount
God is in your ATM, counting bills and stacking them
God is in your college fund, laughing cuz it's gone gone gone
God is in your IRA, adding interest every day
God is in your pocket change, your job is giving it to strangers
God is in the beggar's cup; sometimes God just fills it up
God is in the empty hand, spent it all on cheap Almaden
God was in the S & L's but left, that's why they went to hell
God is in the Wal-Mart; greets you with a shopping cart
God is in your old jalopy, makes it go when it should not be
God is in the Greyhound bus, sitting in back, watching us
God is in 'tourist class,' on a frequent flyer pass
God is in the pilot light; dancing through the night
God is in the radio, Wolfman Jack told me so

God is in the microwave, unless you try to use something metal
Then the microwave is the devil
Also don't microwave with plastic wrap
Cuz it forms molecular bonds with your food
And turns your intestines into Tupperware

God is in your Tupperware, but not the lids so buy some spares
God is in .... God is in .... God is in .... God is in .... God is in .... God is in

God is in the ozone layer; holier and holier
God is in the atom bomb, or at least the atom bomber's mom
God is in Chechnya, Sobrenica, Slovenica, Serbia, Bosnia, Herzegovia, Montana, Oklahoma
God is incredulous at all the stuff we do to us
God is inspired by those who fly and those who try
God is insatiable so sing and dance way past full
God is in you and me, someday God will help us see that
God is in love with love so live and love and that's enough
God is in, God is in
God is inside of you and all you don't and all you do
God is in, God is in
God is in your greatest doubt, the jury's out, the doctor's out, but
God is in, God is in,
God is in .... Goddess in .... God is Zen .... Got us in .... God is in

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It's Raining up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison © Christara Publishing, BMI )

It's raining
It's pouring
I know the old man is snoring
As he sleeps here by my side
His arms around me tight

And I feel so safe
In this moment now
Lying in my bed
But my mind's awake
With the thought of war
Have our leaders all gone mad
It's raining
It's pouring

It's raining
It's pouring
I see the wall with it's warning
Is the writing so unclear
To those who raise the cheer

How can we believe
We protect our freedom
By killing innocents
There is no way that
Retaliation
Is a just defense
It's raining
It's pouring

The storm is raging
Overseas
We've sent out finest infantries
The world is watching
Calling Peace
The rest of us are on our knees

It's raining
It's pouring
I know the old man is snoring
As he sleeps here by my side
His arms around me tight

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All Kinds of Kinds up button

(Don Henry / Phillip Coleman © Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp BMI / Gravitron Music SESAC)

Ilsa was an acrobat who up and fell in love with that
Horatio the human cannonball
A weddin' 'neath the big top tent with barkers clowns and elephants
Sideshow family oddities and all
The dog-faced boy howled out with joy
As the tattooed lady was crying
Ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
It takes all kinds of kinds

Thomas was a congressman with closets full of skeletons
And dresses that he wore on Friday nights
Phyllis was a pharmacist, a dab of that a pinch of this
Concocted to suppress her appetite
When the children were fiddlin' she'd slip 'em some Ridilin
And wait for Thomasina to arrive
Ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
It takes all kinds of kinds

Now when I play this old guitar from children's shows to smoky bars
I take a break and think about the past
How everybody stared at me when I stood up in geometry
And I tossed my text into the trash
And I scratched out my number while hitching out under
That bush league population sign
Ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
It takes all kinds of kinds

Now some folks point a finger and let ignorance linger
If they'd look in the mirror they'd find
Ever since the beginning to keep the world spinning
It takes all kinds of kinds

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I Can Grow up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison © Christara Publishing, BMI )

There's a whole world waiting for me
People and places I've never seen
So many lives I've yet to entwine

I'm wide open with fire inside
Burning with fever and drowning in pride
Searching in faith to overcome fear
I'm almost there

CHORUS:
I can change
I can grow
I can find my way on a new road
If I listen and learn to let go
I can grow

I can reach
I can sing
I can do almost anything
If I listen and learn to let go
I know
I can grow

Everywhere I look I see
Variations of reality
Dreamers all caught up in their fantasy
Lovers living life by heart
Others giving light to dark
Somewhere there among the fray
There's room for me

BRIDGE
All my life I've clung to a dream of the way it should be
Preconceived with no basis of all that is waiting for me
Now I'm ready to shake off my fetters and fly
Time has given me reason to open my mind

CHORUS

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Unforgiven up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison © Christara Publishing, BMI )

I won't walk away from you as you have left me now
I'll follow from a distance and pray you’ll turn around
And if you do, you'll see
I'm waiting for you patiently
I won't walk away from you
I won't walk away from you
As you have left me now

Always one misunderstands and one's misunderstood
Often the reality is nothing but a blur
On the one hand it all makes sense if that's just what you mean
On the other hand it made me cry and makes me want to scream
I won't walk away from you
I won't walk away from you
As you have left me now

BRIDGE
We should both move on
Take each other off the hook
Clearly this is just a case of being understood
We've been here before only now I love you more
I'll be here forever just you wait and see
I won't walk away from you
I won't walk away from you
As you have left me now

So now I learn forgiveness You are teaching me this
Not by your example you've set the bridge on fire
You may keep your distance but I will not let go
The water flowing underneath may put the fire out
I won't walk away from you
I won't walk away from you
I won't walk away from you
I won't walk away from you
As you have left me now

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Then I Think About Love up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison © Christara Publishing, BMI )

When I think about life and all that is good
I think about how I'm lost in the woods
Then I think about love
And I think about you

When I try to explain the feelings I feel
All that remains is this heart that's been healed
Then I think about love
And I think about you

I think about love (and) how it can happen
Strangers meet on a street in Manhattan
Star-crossed paths destined for ever after

I think about time now we're together
The truth about how I'm lost in forever
Then I think about love
And I think about you

I think about time now we're together
The truth is that now I'm found in forever
Then I think about love
And I think about you

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Another Happy Little Trip Around The Sun up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison © Christara Publishing, BMI )

Here's a moment now that's worth the trouble
Live it or let go it's all your have
Never was a promise that would guarantee forever
Even just the thought can make me laugh
So why not start again with every minute
Celebrate each second one by one
Loving all your life and those who're in it
For another happy trip around the sun!

Another happy little trip around the sun
Another year has shown it's face and now it's gone
May this be a grand beginning of your whole life yet to come
And another happy little trip around the sun

Now's the time for laughter love and living
Living for the now and not the then
Who can say for sure how long we're given
This may be the only time we have
So raise your glass and join the celebration
Hopefully the party's just begun
Give in to every whim and wild temptation
For another happy trip around the sun

There are those who view the cup as almost empty
And those who view the same cup half as full
Why not see your cup as overflowing
The bottom almost inconceivable

So raise your glass and join the celebration
Hopefully the party's just begun
Give in to every whim and wild temptation
For another happy trip around the sun

Another happy little trip around the sun
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Gandhi/Buddha Alternate or "Answer" version up button

(Cheryl Wheeler © Penrod And Higgins Music / Amachrist Music ASCAP )

Man this wind blows, scatters all these leaves I've raked all day
And your snot nosed little cat keeps getting in the way
I've got to take that F-ing garden fence back down
Just so your local yokel friend can plow the ground

I must've been Hitler or Satan or someone like that
I must've caused death and destruction everywhere I went
I must've brought torts to the tortured, drowned some puppies too
I must've done something bad to have to have you

When the cold comes and you have turned the heat to 95
I'll put some shorts on, and wonder how the cats and dogs survive
And when the winter morning shines all white and blue
I'll tell you how it was when you get up at two
(repeat chorus)

(repeat chorus)

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