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IT GOES BY FAST

VERSE 1
When I was a boy,
Walkin' down by the tracks,
What in the world did i know?
The world wasn't flat,
I was faster than Jack,
I knew that i'd never grow old.
Time is a game of hide and seek,
It will catch you when it can.
Now I'm walkin' along those tracks,
Tryin' to understand....

CHORUS
And it goes by fast.
And its true that nothin' lasts.
You know time must pass,
But it goes by fast.

VERSE 2
I was sventeen
Wen I fell in love,
What in the world did i know?
Hypnotized,
Those beautiful eyes,
Lost in a world of my own.
Love is a game of hide and seek,
It will blind you cause it can.
But I'll find my way
And I'll live each day,
Trying to understand....

CHORUS
And it goes by fast.
And its true that nothin' lasts.
You know time must pass,
But it goes by fast.

BRIDGE
Time and life and love,
And all their mysteries,
Nothing i have learned
Is what it seems to be.

VERSE 3
So here i am,
I'm a full grown man,
What in the world do i know?
I've found through the years
Of laughter and tears,
You don't have to do what your told.
Life is a game, you take your chance,
And you play the best you can.
So I stumble along,
And i carry on,
Trying to understand....

CHORUS

REPEAT CHORUS
Yes it goes by fast,
And its true that nothing lasts.
You know time must pass,
But it goes by fast....
It goes by fast....
It goes by fast....

BEFORE THE SEPARATION

Was it and illusion,
Back when I was young,
When I was living,
On a promise?
In unity, in dignity,
Together we were one,
Believing in the freedom
Of a dream.

Once upon a great frontier,
Not so long ago,
The hope of Man and Earth
Were so connected.
Here to help us grow,
Is watching as it slowly
Slips away.

CHORUS
On this carrousel of madness,
On a horse to Kingdom Come,
I see our dream just melting
In the sun.
Won't you take me back to Eden,
To a time when we were one,
Before the separation
Had begun.

For the ones who have the money,
And the many who have not,
The great divide grows wider
By the moment.
Equal opportunity
Doesnt mean a lot
To the one who has to struggle
To get by.

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Hiding in our lives,
We blindly close our eyes,
Safe, but not so sound,
No freedom to be found.
Now I will give my heart and soul,
Show undying faith,
Fighting for a cause
That i believe in.
Tactical delusions,
Lead me not astray,
FOr the voice of healing will survive.

CHORUS with tag
On this carrousel of madness,
On a horse to Kingdom Come,
I see our dream just melting
In the sun.
Won't you take me back to Eden,
To a time when we were one,
Before the separation
Had begun.
Won't you take me back to Eden,
To a time when we were one,
Before the separation
Had begun.

STAND UP


Violence,
Blow 'em all away.
Long distance,
Make sure it's far away.
Hatred,
ANything you say.
You create your enemy.

Suspicion,
What's that up your sleeve?
Tell me,
Just what to believe?
Information,
Is just what you recieve,
Your responsibility.

Everybody, it's a brand new day.
Ain't you tired of the same old way?
Pay 'em back, and soon you'll find,
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Stand up, be strong,
Why take it, how long?
Stand up, be counted,
Let your voice be sounded.
Stand up, don't be afraid.
How ong, how long, how long,
How long?

Anger,
Escalation blues,
Ground zero,
Anywhere you choose,
Spin it,
Get it on the news,
You'll know what they want you to know!

Big Brother,
Sleepin' in your bed.
Big Trouble,
Right upside your head,
Big Money,
Steal away your bread,
Take it right beneath your nose.

Everybody, it's a brand new day.
Ain't you tired of the same old way?
Pay 'em back, and soon you'll find,
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Stand up, be strong,
Why take it, how long?
Stand up, be counted,
Let your voice be sounded.
Stand up, don't be afraid.
How ong, how long, how long,
How long?

Old Glory,
Careful where you trod.
Old story,
Ain't nothin' but a fraud.
One nation.
Divided under God,
And he's always on your side.


Everybody, it's a brand new day.
Ain't you tired of the same old way?
Pay 'em back, and soon you'll find,
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Stand up, be strong,
Why take it, how long?
Stand up, be counted,
Let your voice be sounded.
Stand up, be strong,
Why take it, how long?
Stand up, be counted,
Let your voice be sounded.
Stand up, Stand up, Stand up, Stand up.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE THIS WAY

You come back dead and dirty
From the war outside your home,
And you wonder why your Destiny
Has left you all alone.
You dignify your suffering,
But deep inside you know,
You don't have to live this way.

You come off tough and callous,
Like you don't give a damn,
Like you got some kind of blueprint
For your castles in the sand.
But everything you try to build
Keeps slipping through your hand.
You don't have to live this way,
You dont have to live this way.

You don't have to hang on.
To all you've been through.
You don't have to lay down.
And die like you do.
If you want to move on,
You cn't hide.
You might have to go way down,
And find it inside.
You don't have to live this way,
You don't have to live this way.

(SOLO)

You don't have to hang on
To all you've been through.
You don't have to lay down
And die like you do.
If you want to move on,
You can't hide.
You might have to go way down,
And find it inside.

Now you wake up with a longing,
Feeling like you care,
That maybe, just today,
Your life's a still unanswered prayer.
When you think back to your childhood dreams,
Well child, your almost there.....
You don't have to live this way.
You don't have to live this way.
You don't have to live this way.
You don't have to live this way.

A SOLDIER AT WAR

I'm a soldier at war,
I kow you've seen my face before.
I am red, white, and blue,
I am black and brown and yellow too.

I have killed and I have died,
All alone and damaged deep inside.
And the child I used to be
Was sacrificed for some insanity.

Left a boy, now half a man,
My innocence was lost in a foreign land.
Fought so hard, and I fought so long,
I fought for my country, right or wrong.

In the eye of the slaughter,
No Star Spangled Banner did i see.
There is blood in the water,
FLowing like the blood inside of me.

In smoke filled rooms, the men of might
Will send your son somewhere to fight.
And I am one of many more,
Just pawns in a holy war.

In a field where the food used to grow,
There's a murder of crows.

Now the war is dead and gone,
But the battle goes on and on.
And the dream that used to be
Is buried so deep inside of me.

I believed what i was told,
But all that glitters is not gold.
I still see my brothers hand....
Why he died, I'll never understand.

I'm a soldier at war,
I know you've seen my face before.
Just a name and a loaded gun,
One more lost forsaken son.

I'm a soldier at war
I'm a soldier at war
I'm a soldier at war

THE BEAUTY OF LIFE


Battered,
But with all your might,
You turned to the left
When you could have turned right.
Shattered,
But then you found your voice.
You saw the future,
And you made your choice.
Wrong or right,
That's the beauty of life.

There comes a time
When your destiny
Shows its face,
And it sets you free.
There's two kinds of people.
In the world, you know.
Some say yes,
And some say no.
Wrong or right,
That's the beauty of life.
Wrong or right,
That's the beauty of life.

By the waterfall, so wonderful,
As the water flows over me.
I'm so thankful every day.
I won't let it slip away.
It's the little things
We need to hear and say.

So i finally found
After all this time,
There ain't no reason,
And there aint no rhyme,
Indecision
Is the biggest crime.
But the saving grace
Is yours and mine.
Wrong or right,
That's the beauty of life.
Wrong or right,
That's the beauty of life.
Wrong or right,
That's the beauty of life.

SOUL MATES

We were only five years old.
Mrs Thompson called the roll.
Our names followed each other's
Every day.
I remember how you'd take my hand
In our sandbox wonderland,
Those kindergarten games
We used to play.

Easy, simple, and free,
Somehow, you knew that we
Were soul mates.
Soul mates.

Head in toe in Navy Blue,
Cap and gown, me next to you,
You turned around and whispered
In my ear.
And although i heard just what you said,
I smiled and turned away instead.
But those three words stayed with me
Through the years.

Easy, simple and free,
Somehow you knew that we
Were soul mates
Soul mates.

Since that day, I made mistakes,
More than just a few.
As time went by, I learned what I
Was looking for in you.

Now my life has bought me home,
And your divorce finds you alone.
How do we pick up
What we couldnt find?
Maybe i can take your hand
Back to our Sandbox Wonderland,
And we can capture
What we left behind.

Easy, simple, and free,
Somehow you knew that we
Were soul mates
Soul mates.
Through all the years,
And all the fears,
Here we are,
Just you and me....
Soul mates, soul mates.

TO THE LIGHT

I've heard it said,
The earth looks peaceful
When it's seen from outer space,
Such a pretty place
For you and me.
How do we
Hear the wisdom
Of the crickets in the night,
Singing out of site
From way down here?
Way down here,
Where there's only Right or Wrong.
Why cant we just try to get along?

I've heard it said,
There's a hundred million
Galaxies of light,
Lighting up the night
For you and me.
We could be
Just as peaceful
As the earth from outer space,
Living in a place
Of harmony.
Harmony,
Such a loverly sound.
Why do we put one another down.

CHORUS
Juts consider that there is no
Wrong or right.
And consider that there is no
Black or White.
There are always shades of gray
To help us find our way
To The Light,
To The Light,

I've heard it said,
Every culture has
A history in stone,
Dances of their own
They like to do.
Wouldnt you
Like to be accepted
Just the way you are?
Is that realy hard
To see?
Couldnt we
Find a way to understand,
Blow away
That line in the sand?

CHORUS

Dee dee dee,
Dee dee dee
Dee dee dee
Dee dee dee dee dee
REPEAT

There are always shades of gray
To help us find our way
To The Light, To The Light,
To The Light, To The Light.

I've heard it said,
The earth looks peaceful
When it's seen from outer space,
Such a pretty place
For you and me.


WE ARE ALL ONE PEOPLE


You and I are both the same,
We are all One People.
Open hearts and open minds,
We want to be peaceful.
We all live in one big world,
All the boys and all the girls.
You and I are both the same,
We are all one people

(Children)
Do, Re, Mi,Re Do

(Do)           (Re)
I am you and you are me
(Mi)           (Re) (Do)
We are all each other
(Do)           (Re)
All the young and all the old,
(Mi)           (Re) (Do)
You are all my brother.
(Fa)           (Mi)
We all live in one big land,
(Re)           (Do)
We all play in one big band.
(Do)           (Re)
ALl the children holding hands,
(mMi)          (Re) (Do)
We are all one people.

THE FREEDOM WALL

Join the celebration,
And give a hearty cheer.
Let's go raise The Grand Old Flag,
The Freedom Wall is here.
Stone by stone we built it,
Mighty, tall and pure.
Evil is the illness,
And our fortress is the cure.
(Evil is the illness
And our fortress is the cure)

America, America,
A better place for all.
We'll be safe forever more
Behind The Freedom Wall.
(We'll be safe forever more
Behind The Freedom Wall).

There will be no enemies,
Here among our own,
They will be kept away,
Outside The Freedom Zone.
Mortared with compassion,
Each brick was laidd by hand.
Marching for a Righeous cause,
Come join The Freedom Band.

America, America,
A better place for all.
We'll be safe forever more
Behind The Freedom Wall.

Passing throught The Freedom Gate
With your Freedom Card,
You will get a smile
From your friendly Freedom Guard.

We'll sing a hymn of Godliness,
And ring The Freedom Bells.
We'll keep those Evil Doers
Doing evil somewhere else.
(We'll keep those Evil Doers
Doing evil somewhere else)

America, America!
We can do no wrong.
Gathering a joyful noise.
We'll sing The Freedom Song.
(Gathering a joyful noise.
We'll sing The Freedom Song).

Goodnight, America,
Land Of Liberty.
The Freedom Guard will lock the door
With his Freedom Key.
Goodnight!