Courage Under Fire

It's up to me
It's up to you
I know you're feeling like there's not a lot that you can do
Show a little grace
Courage under fire
Find a moment whose time has come
Make it yours and take it higher

I am a prisoner
In my own mind you see
Life is not a photograph
No it's a living breathing symphony of victory and pain
Don't wait for someone else my friend
Make it yours and be the change

It's up to you
It's up to me
I know you're feeling like there's not a lot you can believe in my friend
Have a little faith
Spark a fire
Find a moment whose time has come
Make it yours and take it higher

Unknown Soldier

No this can't be my destiny
I thought I'd live a good long while
That sudden sting of mortality
I am my father's pride and joy
I am my mother's child

There is a girl with a smile so sweet
she said someday she'd share my name
but that is a promise that I can't keep
oh how I wish for someday
sweet, sweet someday
but someday never come

so goodbye blue sky
I can't hear you call my name
and if they ask you why oh why
please say I didn't die in vain
say I didn't die in vain
even if you have to lie

blood it soaks well in the sand
the rain it makes a good cleansing hand
on the wind fading fast
the broken dreams of a dying man
broken dreams of a dying man
the hopes and dreams of a man

Light was Born

Be advised there is no reason
and there is no master plan
There is NOW and your reaction
Like a footprint in the sand

Everybody's got a secret
They don't want the world to know
Forgiveness can be over rated
Sometimes it's best to not let go

Will I be here tomorrow
If I am won't be the same
You be joy and I'll be sorrow
Light was born darkness became

Savage wind versus flower
Strength is not a heavy hand
Wonderful is the moment
LOVE steps in and takes command

Will I be here tomorrow
If I am won't be the same
You are joy and I am sorrow
Light was born darkness became

Town and Country

My Grandpa was not the kindest man
But he sure as hell was good to me
I wish the rest of the world would have known him like
He let himself be known to me

Guido plants grass seed in the back yard
Where the swimming pool it used to be
He married a girl she didn't like his name
So now they call him Rick
In his family

My friend Dave has never had a girlfriend
I don't know if he's straight or gay
He's a real nice guy and I like it when he's around
It doesn't matter to me either way

My Own Paradise

Way back when I was a kid
We took a trip on the spirit of 76
Not far...a couple stops down the line
Waiting for a ride but it never came
It was a beautiful day
Not a chance of rain
Think I'm gonna take my time

My own paradise
Is just a moment away
In my mind
When the time is right
I'm gonna figure it out boys
and be alright

Full moon night fresh snow on the ground
Bright as the day
No cities around
You can see for miles
There's a great big world that I wanna be
Places to go
People to see
But I come back to your smile

I know time is gonna go
Sometimes fast...sometimes slow
My pain...joy and my shame...my victories
When you go I will be sad but thankful for the time we had
Bittersweet memories

Weight of the World