Masterpiece
(a work in proegress)


I Am (A Painter) up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Christara Publishing, BMI)

Today began like any other, too much to do no time to spare
Stretched beyond my limit, no chance of catching up
Still I wonder if I’m giving enough
Is there purpose to my life, a reason why I’m here
Do I answer to a higher power, will it someday all be clear
The gifts that I’ve been given remain a mystery
I will use them now to find the best in me

I am a painter
A writer of words
I’m a creator
A maker of music
A part of the whole
A piece of the puzzle
I am light
I am love
I am

If I could start at the beginning, or wish away mistakes I’ve made
I wouldn’t choose that course, they too come from the source
I learn a little more from every day
Still I wonder if I’ve found the path I should be on
Have I missed a turn completely, or strayed where I belong
For now I’ll trust my instincts and follow where they lead
I’ll use my faith to find the best in me

I am a painter
A writer of words
I’m a creator
A maker of music
A part of the whole
A piece of the puzzle
I am light
I am love
I am.... a painter

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Masterpiece (A Work In Progress) up button

(George Fuller III & Barbara Bailey Hutchison - Christara Publishing, BMI)

Life is a canvas waiting for paint so pick up your brush
Hush the voice inside your head saying what's the rush?
It's holding you back, keeping you down
When you could be letting it flow
Loosen your laces, feet off the ground
It's time to just let go

You are the artist, the one who'll work hardest with her own heart 
Originator, no imitator, beautiful work of art
A Masterpiece

Find your own voice, write a new song and sing it out
Hear the music true to your soul by tuning out the crowd
There's nothing to fear but failure, it seems
So don't be an absentee                   
True inspiration comes from your dreams
Your life is a symphony

You are the artist, the one who'll work hardest with her own heart 
Originator, no imitator, beautiful work of art
A Masterpiece

A masterpiece
A gift of your own heart
Within your reach
Your soul, a work of art

You are the artist, the one who'll work hardest with her own heart 
Originator, no imitator, beautiful work of art
A Masterpiece

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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

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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Now up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Christara Publishing, BMI)

Have my pen in hand with thoughts in mind
A song on my lips and a melody line
I can feel the love flowing in my blood
It’s time to open my heart just a little bit wider now

I have my brush in hand and my canvas primed
There’s paint on my pallet but I’m taking my time
Hoping that something new will find it’s way on through
It’s time to open my mind just a little bit wider now

I’ve been looking for some kind of inspiration
Trying my best to let it flow
Seeking out the next new thing
Holding back but I have to let go
If I just keep sitting here waiting for the light to shine on me
I may be waiting all night
I gotta get up gotta get to work if I’m gonna make it happen now

I’m gonna find my muse and listen to her voice
Gonna keep it loose, I’m gonna make that choice
Both feet on the floor, what am I waiting for
It’s time open the door just a little bit wider now

Now is the time this the place
I'm gonna find a road to the future
Nothing standing in the way (except the fear of failure)
Bright is the light I have inside
Now is the moment to let it shine              
Like the dawn of a brand new day

I’ve been looking for some kind of inspiration
Trying my best to let it flow
Seeking out the next new thing
Holding back but I have to let go
If I just keep sitting here waiting for the light to shine on me
I may be waiting all night
I gotta get up gotta get to work if I’m gonna make it happen now

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Believe In Me up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Christara Publishing, BMI)

When all the madness in this world is bearing down
And the faith you had is buried in the lost and found
Don't give up on life cause love is not around
I will carry you to higher ground

Believe in me as I believe in you
Believe in me and I will see you through
Believe in me my love for you is true
Believe in me I believe in you

If you start to feel like your back's against the wall
And the time has come to make a stand or take a fall
Don't give up I'll be here to help you carry on
Let me bear your burden when you're strength is gone
Let me bear your burden when you're strength is gone

Believe in me as I believe in you
Believe in me and I will see you through
Believe in me my love for you is true
Believe in me I believe in you

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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

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

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

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

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

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I Know up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Rick Kelley, & Gene Cotton
Christara Publishing, BMI; Celbi Dog Music, BMI; People Song, ASCAP)

Every moment every hour
Every second every day
I'm surrounded by the power of life
I look for reason in every way

I know I know
I've got alot to learn
I know I know
It's true
I know I know
I'll leave no stone unturned
Each day I'm closer to the truth
I know I know

I read a story in the paper
About the glory of a plan
Raising hope in the hearts of the many
Teaching the future is in every hand

I know I know
I've got alot to learn
I know I know
It's true
I know I know
I'll leave no stone unturned
Each day I'm closer to the truth
I know I know

There are no accidents in everyday circumstance
Still I need reason to believe
When I look around and do not understand
I find it's faith that yields the wisdom I need

I know I know
I've got alot to learn
I know I know
It's true
I know I know
I'll leave no stone unturned
Each day I'm closer to the truth
I know I know

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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

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

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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What's Your Excuse up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison & Gene Cotton, Christara Publishing, BMI; People Song, ASCAP )

Too little too late
Too much too soon
What's your excuse
Too fat too thin
Wrong shade of skin
Born to lose
What's your excuse
What's your excuse

Too quick to judge
Outside the truth
What's your excuse
Justice denied
You're absolute
What's your excuse

What's your excuse
What's your excuse

Too young too old
Too left too right
What's your excuse
Too late to start
Too much to lose
Afraid to choose
What's your excuse

Where are the answers if you never try
Tell me does it matter if you live or die
Is this just another one you walk on by

What's your excuse

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Life In General up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Christara Publishing, BMI)

Every morning when I face the day
I think I've finally found a way to do it all
Without warning soon
I'm on my way into a state of mass confusion
Lost in a grand illusion

Life in general leaves me at a loss
Of how to choose the right roads
How to make the most of
What I am, and what I'll be

In a way I guess
Sometimes more is less
I work a week to buy a new TV
I spend my time on loan
When I could be at home
I hear the baying at the door
For things I'm paying dearly for

Life in general leads us all to think
The needs we have are plenty
Our spectacles are pink

Everyday I find another way that time has
Tricked me to believe I'm keeping up
In a way it's true
No matter what I do
I know I'll never realize all I've given up

Life in general teaches me to breath
While looking for the answers
I'm learning to believe in
Who I am, and who I'll be

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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
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

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On This Road up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Christara Publishing, BMI)

I chose a road less travelled and got lost along the way
When I stopped to smell the roses and watch the break of day
I never seemed to notice as the time would slip away
Until the blooming roses began to slowly fade

On this road
I hear a symphony
A holy choir singing from above
On this road
When I listen to the music
I find love
I find love

I chose a road less travelled and lucky thing for me
Others found their way along this path of destiny
I thought that I could live alone until the day I tried
Now I'm grateful for the other souls here walking by myself

On this road
We hear a symphony
A holy choir singing from above
On this road
When we listen to the music
We find love
We find love

Looking back I see that I have nothing to regret
A faithful legacy of love has put me to the test
And when it's time for me to find a tree on which to rest
I'll smile at travellers passing by and know I've done my best

On this road
I hear a symphony
A holy choir singing from above
On this road
When I listen to the music
I find love
I find love

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Toward A Dream up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Christara Publishing, BMI)

I don't know why I don't give up
After all these years you'd think I'd had enough
l can't go on, I can't go back
I guess it's time to take another tack
I've lost track of all the time that I've spent wondering
If the choices I made long ago were good
But every time I try to give it up I see
There's something deep inside me, something in my blood

That keeps me pushing towards a dream
I've been dreaming all my Life
I don't want to start again
'Cause I know inside it's right
I may dig my hole small but I'll dig it deep
And when I wake tomorrow
I'll keep pushing towards my dream

To be a star, you've got to shine
There's a light within made of God's own design
Don't fear the dark or dread the night
That's the only time the stars can shine as bright
There's something to be said for being different
Though none of us are really just the same
There's a truth within my heart, a sort of sacrament
A deeply rooted passion Iwon't ever tame

That keeps me pushing towards a dream
I've been dreaming all my Life
I don't want to start again
'Cause I know inside it's right
I may dig my hole small but I'll dig it deep
And when I wake tomorrow
I'll keep pushing towards my dream

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