On This Road


Choose Love up button

(Gene Cotton)

There are many roads we all must travel
There are paths we walk down and seeds we sow
Though we may not foretell all the future
We all choose the direction we go

So choose love
Choose love
In everything you do choose love
Choose love
Choose love
In everything you do choose love

There are those who will tell you that power
Is what you need if you want to win
But strength and true courage will find you
When you love your enemy just like a friend

Choose love
Choose love
In everything you do choose love

This whole world it seems has gone crazy
In the darkness, you wonder where's the light
Just keep your eye on that sparrow
And sing this song with all of your might

Choose love
Choose love
In everything you do choose love
Choose love
Choose love
In everything you do choose love
In everything you do choose love

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Scarecrow (Revisited) up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison, Dean Thedos, Kent Richardson)

Y'know a scarecrow misses you tonight
Click your heels together three times and come back
Because there's no place like this place for your home
And a scarecrow gets so tired of being alone

Kansas may be alright for Aunt Em
You just can't seem to beat that story line
Back here in the Emerald City
We're waiting for the sequel to unwind

And in my dreams of you my friend
I clearly can recall
What I was feeling when you said
I think I'll miss you most of all

He waits on this end of the rainbow
Alone somewhere along an old brick road
This heart, just slightly fragile melts in memory
Of a face that vanished with a puff of smoke

Where is a wizard when you need him
He's off and floating in some cheap balloon
Dorothy, if you're out there and you hear me
Catch an outbound twister back where you belong

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Sleeeeeeeeping up button

(Billy Jonas)

When I was young I did not know what people meant when they said so and so
Was 'sleeping together'
Because when mom and dad were fast asleep I'd tiptoe in and gently creep between
We'd be 'sleeping together'
I only knew between the two
My dreams were better
And all my fears disappeared
Sleeping together
Sleeeeeeeeeeeping together Sleeeeeeeeeeeping together

When we'd been dating for a week I finally kissed you on the cheek and said
We should try sleeping together
You said "that sounds premature," I did my best to reassure
"I really mean just 'sleeping' together"
You said "no tricks and don't be slick,"
You slept in your jeans and your sweater
In our cocoon we lay like spoons sleeping together
Hush, be still; feel the beating of my heart
Hush,, be still; this is where the music starts
Sleeeeeeeeeeeping together Sleeeeeeeeeeeping together

Someday when we're old and gray, if looks and lust have passed I pray
We're sleeping together
Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Love will keep us sleeping together
Our bodies lay like notes sustained
We're music together
The warmest chord I've ever heard
Sleeping together
Sleeping together, Sleeping together, Sleeping together

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Goldfish up button

(Annie Mosher)

When a goldfish dies
Hardly anybody cries
It's no big loss, almost never a surprise
When a goldfish dies
When a goldfish dies

We were just a goldfish, we were just a phase
The life we had together was just a passing craze
We never really loved and we never tried
So the goldfish died
The goldfish died

When a soldier's lost
It's hard to count the cost
Gone from a supply we never will exhaust
When a soldier's lost
When a soldier's lost

Just another earthquake, just another flood
Somebody else's child, somebody else's blood
We here it on the news and we take it all in stride
Like a goldfish died
Like a goldfish died

La la la la la......

He was four years old
Truth be told
He thinks rocks are toys and clouds have souls
He was four years old
He was four years old

He clenched his little fists and he looked at me and said
Today the world is broken and I'm going back to bed
I asked him what's the matter and he cried and cried
He said my goldfish died
My goldfish died

When a goldfish dies
Hardly anybody cries
Perhaps it would behoove us all to open up our eyes
When a goldfish dies
When a goldfish dies

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Old McDonald's Farm up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison)

Old McDonald had a farm a dog three kids a wife
And on his farm he had a field he’d plant by full moolight
The seeds would sprout the plants grew tall reaching for the sun
Old McDonald on his farm grew food for everyone

Old McDonald had a farm with chickens cows and geese
And on his farm his animals made eggs and milk and cheese
The hens would lay the cows would chew their cud out in the sun
Old McDonald's animals gave good for everyone

E I E I E I O Old McDonald's farm did grow
E I E I E I A Corn and oats and wheat and hay 
E I A

Old McDonald's farm was near a small town on the move
And builders making roads and houses were running out of room
Supply demand the cost of land was rising every day
And Old McDonald's farm was standing right there in the way

Old McDonald soon he saw the writing on the wall
And it wasn’t long ‘fore men in suits came knocking on his door
Sell us all your land they said and watch your money grow
But Old McDonald didn’t have the heart to let it go

E I E I E I O Old McDonald loved it so
E I E I E I A Old McDonald chose to stay   
E I A

Old McDonald on his farm had visitors one day
A judge had given them the right to take his farm away
It seems the people of the town were wanting it to grow
And Old McDonald's farm was in the space they needed now

E I E I E I O Old McDonald had to go
E I E I E I A Old McDonald moved away

Now Old McDonald's farm is gone E I E I O
And golden arches stand upon the field he used to grow
The people all complain about the price they have to pay
Now that all their food must be shipped in from far away

E I E I E I O Sprout more houses grow more roads
E I E I E I A No more corn and oats and hay
To feed the cows and chickens too  
No more food for me and you  

Old McDonald had a farm E I E I O

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I Am (A Painter) up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison)

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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You With Me up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison)

If you left me today
I'd be okay
It'd be a lonely life but I'd survive
If you were gone
I'd carry on
I'd reach inside for peace of mind
It's not that I can't live without you
Or be strong on my own

I don't want to lose you now
I don't want to find out how I'd be without you with me

When you took my heart
I knew from the start
You were the one I could believe in
Day after day
We found our way
To everything we ever needed
Sometimes we find ourselves in opposite corners
Misunderstanding without cause

I don't want to lose you now
I don't want to find out how I'd be without you with me

We vowed for worse or for better
Two separate lives joined heart to heart
Our pieces fit so well together
Even when we are apart

But I don't want to lose you now
I don't want to find out how I'd be without you with me

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God and Dog up button

(Wendy Francisco)

I look up and I see God
I look down and see my dog
Simple spelling G-O-D
Same word backward D-O-G
They would stay with me all day
I'm the one who walks away
But both of them just wait for me
And dance at my return with glee

They love me no matter what
Divine God and canine mutt
I take it hard each time I fail
But God forgives, dog wags his tail
God thought up and made the dog
Dog reflects a part of God
And in my human frailty
I can't match their love for me

I look up and I see God
I look down and see my dog
I've seen love from both sides now
It's everywhere, amen, bow wow

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One Voice up button

(Ruth Moody)

This is the sound of one voice
One spirit one voice
The sound of one who makes a choice
This is the sound of one voice
This is the sound of one voice

This is the sound of voices two
The sound of me singing with you
Helping each other to make it through
This is the sound of voices two
This is the sound of voices two

This is the sound of voice three
Singing together in harmony
Surrendering to the mystery
This is the sound ofof voices three
This is the sound of voices three

This is the sound of all of us
Singing with love and the will to trust
Leave the rest behind it'll turn to dust
This is the sound of all of us
This is the sound of all of us

Ooooooooo

This is the sound of one voice
One people one voice

A song for every one of us
This is the sound of one voice
This is the sound of one voice

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On This Road up button

(Barbara Bailey Hutchison)

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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