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Lyrics from "Goin' Home"

Freedom
When oppression rules the day
and time is standing still
You'll have to find another way to harness your goodwill
I close my eyes and say a prayer before I go to sleep
I hope the universe will watch over what mankind should keep

Freedom lives in your heart and it lives in your mind
Can't you feel it all around you
A force so strong - it pulls you away from being blind, Yeah
Freedom liberates your soul and it gives you what you need
Liftin' up the human spirit
Oh, when suppression brings you down
you may have to bleed
For what you believe in

I cry to think of those that lost loved ones through the years
All the hate around this world has brought us all to tears
But I can't hide - can't turn away
from what I know is true
People are the same inside
We've got to let our love show through

Freedom lives in your heart and it lives in your mind
Can't you feel it all around you
A force so strong - it pulls you away from being blind, Yeah
Freedom liberates your soul and it gives you what you need
Liftin' up the human spirit
Oh, when suppression brings you down
you may have to bleed
For what you believe in


Goin' Home
Sometimes it feels to me like I'm a drift upon the sea
without any land in sight
But then I realized enlightenment is born
When you can close your eyes and still you see the light

I used to feel so all alone
I didn't understand the universe
Never really knowing who or what to call my own
Wondering if this play had been rehearsed
To be or not to be

Then a voice inside my head said,
"Hurry hoist the sail, this wind will help you to prevail".
Another journey done and I am goin' home
Lessons have been learned
and some have left me rather burned
but now I'm movin' on and I am not alone

Won't somebody rescue me from this drowning sea
is what I used to cry
I placed my faith in everybody else's hands
until I realized what it was like to die

Love was so alien to me
I searched outside myself but none was there
but then love is what finally set me free
Look inside yourself if you dare
Then you'll see what's meant to be

A voice inside my head said,
"Hurry hoist the sail, this wind will help you to prevail".
Another journey done and I am goin' home
Lessons have been learned
and some have left me rather burned
but now I'm movin' on and I am not alone

Nam myo ho renge kyo, Nam myo ho renge kyo, let the spirit flow inside of me
Nam myo ho renge kyo, Nam myo ho renge kyo, let your spirit flow just like the sea

I had to open up my heart, open up my soul and clear my mind
Now I understand what it means to be carefree
surrendering control so I could find
what is real, real to me

Then a voice inside my head said,
"Hurry hoist the sail, this wind will help you to prevail".
Another journey done and I am goin' home
Lessons have been learned
and some have left me rather burned
but now I'm movin' on and I am not alone


Released
I've been released
No more chains on my hands
I've been released
It's time to take a stand

Never thought I could let go
all my reasoning has been changed
No more frustration held inside
I knew someday, knew someday
That all the pain would soon be gone
Now I hear the music play
as it's been playin' all along

I've been released
No more chains on my hands
I've been released
It's time to take a stand
I've been released
As tears run down my face
I've been released

I was wading in a river of wasted dreams
In my reflection I saw loneliness
I tried to hide, tried to hide
from the person I'd become
Now I've seen some light break through
from the clouds that hid the sun

Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

I've been released
No more chains on my hands
I've been released
It's time to take a stand
I've been released
As tears run down my face
I've been released

Can you hear me?
Yes.........


Breakin' All The Rules
Like a child, I played every game I could just to get my way
Never thinking once about the love you so freely gave to me yesterday
Long lost passion crippled by the selfishness of youth
Oh, I destroyed our love. Will you ever let me make it up to you? What can I do?

Oh I believe that our love is like an old time, worn out roller coaster
No one getting on or getting off
It just spins every day, every year and it's out of control

We're breaking all of the rules, we're breaking all of the rules

Lord, when you needed me
I was trapped in confusion, deluded by my toxic reverie
Now like the fun house at the county fair everything's so distorted I've lost my hand at solitaire

We're breaking all of the rules, we're breaking all of the rules

Missing pieces from a puzzle of a sweet romance lost long ago
Will we ever find those pieces again? Where did they go?
We've played hide and seek with our hearts too many times and nobody ever wins
We keep searching our souls but we're left just living with our sins

Oh in my dreams I can see us walking hand and hand on that beach
with the stars up above and the moon so bright
Can we ever get back to that place - back to that moonlit night?

We're breaking all of the rules, we're breaking all of the rules

No matter how I try seems that nothing ever really gets better yet we keep on holding on,
too tightly, so tight
Let's get off of this merry-go-round and finally set things right

We're breaking all of the rules, we're breaking all of the rules (Repeat)


Did You Ever Wonder Why?
I was walking down the street today
diggin' on the sounds of life in the big city
Dogs barkin', horns honkin',
sirens screamin' and babies cryin'
But then, in the distance,
I hear music playing from a radio in someone's apartment
The guitar is sweet... I think it's Clapton...
Then I wonder... why can't all the sounds of life be as pleasing?

Did you ever wonder why? Did you ever wonder why?

As I stop on Haviland Street I nod to one of the ladies of the night
She and I face the same problems but just go about finding the solutions a bit differently...
One of us using her body to get ahead...
while the other tries to use her mind
I wonder which one of us makes more money?
Then again, maybe I really don't want to know the answer to that!

Did you ever wonder why? Did you ever wonder why?

So I turn the corner and there's a man with a Bible in his hand
telling me that I need to repent.
Oh, there's news....
I tell him I'll repent tomorrow because I'm in a bit of a rush today
and he flips me off and starts yelling some obscenities.
I wonder if everyone that's goin' to heaven is like that?
If so... Why? Why? Why?

Did you ever wonder why? Did you ever wonder why?
Did you ever wonder why? Did you ever wonder why?

You
My heart starts pounding when you walk into the room
I see the sunlight dance upon your hair
and all I want is you, yes I do
You're moving to the rhythm of my song
and it helps my worries fade away
My head is lost in the clouds
being in love with you
makes everyday a brighter day

I found a love that reflects my heart and soul
Now I'm sending a message out
that my life's complete you made me whole because...

You... you know you make me
feel so alive again and baby
You.... you know you made me
believe I could dream again, yeah

You... you know you make me
feel so alive again and baby
You.... you know you made me
believe I could dream again, yeah

All you have to do is smile at me
and my whole world just turns around
I never thought I'd find find someone like you
but now that I have you know I'll never let you go, no
Take all my love because you've got me
right where I want to stay
All I need is you
You know you make everyday a brighter day

I found a love that reflects my heart and soul
Now I'm sending a message out
that my life's complete you made me whole because...

You... you know you make me
feel so alive again and baby
You.... you know you made me
believe I could dream again, yeah

You... you know you make me
feel so alive again and baby
You.... you know you made me
believe I could dream again, yeah



Keep It Real
Don't you lift me up just to bring me down
I'm tired of playing' games with you, tired of foolin' round
Make up your mind - You gotta let me know
Are you gonna stay, babe, or are you gonna go?

Oooh, just keep it real
I said, "Hey baby, yeah, you gotta keep it real"

I got a little secret I'm gonna let you in on (I gotta secret)
Another man's been hangin' round and he's comin' on strong
But you're the one I want
You're the one I need
Just tell me what you're thinkin'
Come on, do the dirty deed

Oh, yeah, just keep it real
I said, "Hey baby, yeah, you gotta keep it real"

Rap section (written by Dan Donahue)
Answer the question, answer the question omitting the truth is a lie
My buddy-my Pal, I question your style the things that you keep from her eyes
Surprise was on your side, but I'm the demise of casual lies
I despise your gamey ties, hate the way you wet her eyes
the veils you hide behind but ya brother knows your mind well
That's quite a find bro o' mine, and when it's leaving time you'll hear her mind
Love is hard to find but you?re the foolin' kind
A carpet ride that ends with friends who can't defend your actions
When you're lookin' for satisfaction screw your actions cuz I feel,
If I'm my brother's keeper then I gotta keep it real!

Just think about it long and hard
I believe you've got my number here's a brand new calling card

And oh, when you call, just keep it real
I said, "Hey, baby, you gotta keep it real"
Oh, just keep it real
I said, "Hey, baby, you gotta keep it real"


This Time Around
Woke up this mornin' tried to read the "Times"
but I couldn't concentrate 'cause you were on my mind
Seems I've been here before, I've had this feelin' once or twice
Love's a game of chance, it's time to roll the dice
Could it be love... this time around?
Could it be that I found love... this time around?

When I kiss your lips the mood is so sublime
Can we keep this feeling strong until the end of time
Will you love me when I'm old and in my rocking chair?
Will you still hold my hand to show me that you care?
Could it be love... this time around?
Could it be that I found love... this time around?

Oh, how can we be sure
That this time we got it right, won't have to search no more
There are no guarantees and no philosophies here
Gonna trust my heart just one more time... and give it to you
Gonna give my heart to you

Got in my car and turned the radio on
Wouldn't you know it they were playin' our song
It brought a smile to my face and a tear to my eye
Oh I'm so happy I think I'm gonna cry
Could it be love... this time around?
Could it be that I found love... this time around?

(Break)

Can this be love?
Can it be real love.. this time around? (repeat)


You Don't Even Know I'm Alive
In and out of train doors
up and down the subway staircase
through a sea of strangers
Shifting glances side to side
But never staring long

Then there you were standing in front of me
smiling as you read your paper
Now I'm obsessed with my fantasy
of who you could be...

I can't eat, I can't sleep, I can't close my eyes without seeing your smile
or the look of your face
I get lost in the thought of your warm embrace but it's all in my mind
'cause you don't even know I'm alive

Now I'm late every morning
I miss my train just to see you
running as I spill my coffee
Then I spot those blue eyes, sparkling like sapphires
and my heart skips a beat

Could it be that you'll never notice me
Am I so invisible or do opaque shadows blanket me?
Why don't you see?

I can't eat, I can't sleep, I can't close my eyes without seeing your smile
or the look of your face
I get lost in the thought of your warm embrace but it's all in my mind
'cause you don't even know I'm alive

Day after day the same old thing
And though I'm still dreaming
I'm not asleep just imagining.....

I can't eat, I can't sleep, I can't close my eyes without seeing your smile
or the look of your face
I get lost in the thought of your warm embrace but it's all in my mind
'cause you don't even know I'm alive


I'm In Love
If ever I should lose my way
If ever I should fall
You'd be there to save the day
Save me from it all

You're my hero brave and strong
You're my loyal knight
Whenever darkness shadows me
You're my guiding light

I can see it in your eyes
Oh I know just what you're thinking
That it's no big surprise
I'm in love
I can see it in you're eyes
You hear every word I'm saying'
Now it's time to realize
I'm in love with you

I will try to give to you
All you give to me
I'll make all your dreams come true
Just as it should be
I shall give you wings to fl
If you should choose to go
But let me tell you this today
'Cause I need you to know...

I can see it in your eyes
Oh I know just what you're thinking
That it's no big surprise
I'm in love
I can see it in you're eyes
You hear every word I'm saying'
Now it's time to realize
I'm in love with you


Take My Heart
Take my hand
lead me into the light
release me from the night
With your love
I can climb mountains high above
This moment feels so right

You shine through the darkness
Opening my eyes
to what this world truly holds for me

Take my heart
It was meant for you
Why don't you just take my heart?
Keep it safe with your love
Take my heart
It was meant for you
Why don't you just take my heart?
Keep it safe with your love

Rays of sunlight
creep through the curtains
as morning comes our way
Day break finds you
asleep in my arms
where I hope you'll always lay

You shine through the darkness
Opening my eyes
to what your love truly holds for me

Take my heart
It was meant for you
Why don't you just take my heart?
Keep it safe with your love
Take my heart
It was meant for you
Why don't you just take my heart?
Keep it safe with your love


Hold On To Me Tonight
Heading towards the great divide can bring your spirit down
It knocks the wind right from your chest and spins you all around
But if you have someone beside you to help you through the pain
the sun will shine upon you once again

Hold on to me tonight
Tell me everything will be alright
Hold me close and never let me go
Hold on to me tonight
Then Ill know that everythings alright
Hold me close until the morning comes

When those burdens weigh me down and almost break my back
It's hard to focus on what's right and harder to react
But when I feel the tide's against me and I just can't swim no more
the one I love will pull me back to shore

Hold on to me tonight
Tell me everything will be alright
Hold me close and never let me go
Hold on to me tonight
Then I'll know that everything's alright
Hold me close until the morning comes


Gotta Get Outta Here
I try to close my eyes and think about
something besides you
I can't believe you'd show up here
knowin' this is my place
All my friends are wonderin' what I'll do
now that you've come back here
I can't believe you'd show your face
after leavin' me

Oh you've been gone for so long
But my love for you is still strong.... yeah!

I gotta get outta here, lord
Oh it's time to go
Just gotta get outta here

This is more than I can take
The walls are closing in on me
It's like I'm feelin' my heart re-break
Not like you'd know about that
Oh why'd you have to come back now
I really thought I was over you, yeah
It feels like I must escape - but how?
You're headin' right for me

Oh you've been gone for so long
But my love for you is still strong.... yeah

I gotta get outta here, lord
Oh it's time to go
Just gotta get outta here - outta here....hey!

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