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released June 14, 1996

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Track Name: They Are Falling All Around Me
They Are Falling All Around Me
by Bernice Johnson Reagon
SongTalk Publishing Co. (BMI)

They are falling all around me
They are falling all around me
They are falling all around me
The strongest leaves of my tree

Every paper brings the news that
Every paper brings the news that
Every paper brings the news that
The teachers of my sound are movin' on

Death it comes and rests so heavy
Death it comes and rests so heavy
Death comes and rests so heavy
Your face I'll never see no more

But you're not really going to leave me
You're not really going to leave me
You're not really going to leave me

It is your path I walk
It is your song I sing
It is your load I take on
It is your air that I breathe
It's the record you set
That makes me go on
It's your strength that helps me stand
You're not really
You're not really going to leave me

And I have tried to sing my song right
I have tried to sing my song right

I will try to sing my song right
Be sure to let me hear from you
Track Name: Wish I Had a Dime
WISH I HAD A DIME
by Don Paul Yowell
Gypsy Vans Music (ASCAP)


Wish I had a dime
For the dreams I left behind
Now you're probably thinking
That I just don't care
Well, I'm still a dreamer
But now dreams don't catch me unaware
And I still have dreams to share

Wish I had a dime
For the plans I left behind
By now I'd probably be a
Self-made millionaire
Thought I had the future
Sewn up like a balloon on a string
But balloons don't mean a thing

Don't wait
For the silver lining
Don't wait for the pot of gold
Every day will bring a treasure
Another story waiting to unfold

Wish I had a dime
For the tears I left behind
Every time I cried I thought
It's too much pain
But looking back it seems
that the tears were just like rain
And we'd cry them just to cry
again and again and again
Wish I had a dime
For alll these questions in my mind
Though I think I find some answers every day
But just when I think that I'm the wiser
That's when life
comes sneakin' up behind
And leaves me here the fool each time

Don't wait for the silver lining
Don't wait for the pot of gold
Every day will be a treasure
Another story waiting to unfold

Wish I had a dime
Track Name: Yes I'll Take My Chances
YES I'LL TAKE MY CHANCES
by Don Paul Yowell
Gypsy Vans Music (ASCAP)


Yes, I'll take my chances
On this windy sea
Never knowing which way the wind is blowing
Someday it's bound to sail me free

I've come to many harbors
And people waiting there for me
And together we
would laugh away the darkest nights
so easily

Yes, I will take my chances

Yes, I'll take my chances
On these roads of love
All the broken hearts
And all the foolish parts I've played
I would not change

I've had my share of laughter
I've had my share of tears
In the years of love that I have tasted
No, nothing has been wasted

Yes, I will take my chances

I think I know
I wonder
Why we're always reaching for the sky
Could it be in dreams we have the wings to fly
Yes, I
Will take my
Oh, yes, I
I'm gonna take my
Yes, I
Will take my chances
My chances
My chances
Track Name: Nothing Lasts Forever
NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
by Phillip Johnston
Jedible Music (BMI)

Nothing Lasts Forever
Forever and a day
Saving for tomorrow
Is throwing it away

You must have been a beautiful baby
But you've gotta die someday
We can be together
And while our time away

Let's go to the movies
See what's on TV
Talk to the bugs
Get hooked on drugs
And see what we can see

Let's sit on a park bench
Howling at the moon
People there, they don't got a care
So why don't we go there soon

I say there's a heaven
right here on the ground
And if you're gonna be here
I guess I'll stick around
for awhile
Guess I'll stick around
Track Name: See Here
SEE HERE
Words & Music by Judy Mayhan
Summerwind Music (BMI)

Some songs
Were not meant to be sung
Often
They tell a story not meant to be heard
Or bought

And I'm goin' to climb your mountain
And take you by surprise
And come away here lover
And be my eyes

See here
You better do the things you dream
See here
See here
You better do the things you scheme
See here
See here
You better do the things
You believe in

If the likes of those you see
Make you cry
Go to them
And smile away their tears
Before they die
You
Who have magic and spells
To while away, while away the years

See here
You better do the things you dream
See here
See here
You better do the things you scheme
See here
See here
You better do, you better do,
You better do the things you dare to
believe in

Look to the child
To teach you
What you should know
Again and again
You'll reap just what you sow
You who have magic
and spells to while away,
while away, while away the years

See here
You better do the things you dream
See here
See here
You better do the things you scheme
See here
See here
You better do, you better do,
You better do the things
You believe in
Track Name: Healing Power of Love
HEALING POWER OF LOVE
by Michael Callen and Marsha Malamet
Tops and Bottoms Music (BMI) / Ensign/Malamution Music (BMI)

So many things I wanna do
So many dreams still to come true
So much to give
I want to be all I can be
I want to keep you here with me
I want to live

Got to hold on to life's mysteries
Can't hold out for guarantees
There are none
Together we have come this far
Don't wonder where the heroes are
You are one
Be proud of all the courage you've shown
And know that as you fight, you're not alone

Life don't always go the way we planned
Sometimes you have to take a stand
And if I stumble, can I take your hand and feel
2nd chorus And if you stumble you can take my hand and feel
3rd chorus And if we stumble we're gonna need a helping hand to feel
the healing power of love
Feel the power
The power of love

And if you don't know what to say
A touch would go a long, long way
To show you care
At times I'll wanna run and hide
I may ask you to stand aside
But I'll know you're there
'Cause I can feel your strength
Deep as the sea
I'm growing stronger as it's flowing over me

Life don't always go the way we planned
Sometimes you have to take a stand
And if you stumble, you can take my hand
and feel the healing power of love
Feel the power
The power of love

We are all in this together
It's gonna take everything that we've got
it's up to me and you
and I know we'll do what's right
We are all in this together
Whether we know it or not
And I know we can win
If we just begin to fight

Life don't always go the way we planned
Sometimes you have to take a stand
And if we stumble we're gonna need a helping hand
to feel
the healing power of love
Feel the power
The power of love
Track Name: Roundabout
ROUNDABOUT
Ogden Nash and Vernon Duke

When you look life in the face
There's too much time
There's too much space
There's too much future
Too much past
Man is so little
and the world so vast
You may fancy yourself
as an immortal creature
But we're just a cartoon
Between a double feature
You go

Roundabout
and roundabout
and roundabout you go
For an olden spell
Is wound about the game
Then it's ring around
And swing around
Your partners as you go
But the more they change
The more they are the same

When the dancing is done
And you're back where you started
When the music begins
It plays the same old tune

Then its roundabout
and roundabout
and roundabout once more
As you pray again
Each day again to soar
On your way again
It's roundabout once more
Track Name: Street of Dreams
STREET OF DREAMS
by Michael Callen
Tops and Bottoms Music (BMI)

Street of dreams
Broken and breaking
Let me go
Let me go home
For I'm weary
of my journey
Let me go
Let me go home


I have seen
Your river of beauty
Flowing down, away from me
Though I'm fearful
of your currents
Have I drowned in pleasure's sea

As I walk
I see your dangers
On each empty, perfect face
I know if I grow tired
of love with strangers
Others wait to take my place


I have seen
Your river of beauty
Flowing down, away from me
Though I'm fearful
of your currents
Have I drowned in pleasure's sea

Though I'm fearful of your currents
I have drowned in pleasure's sea
Track Name: Mother Mother
Mother Mother
Words and music by Cris Williamson

I remember long ago
I was your one true miracle
That's what you always used to say
Oh, I
I think I'll miss you most of all
The hours are all against me now
Hard by hard
Against the day

Mother Mother
Keep me safe from harm
Come into my room tonight
And hold me in your arms
For I am still your shining child
The one you know by name
Mother
Mother

I dreamt you came into my room
All in the light of afternoon
I thought I saw you standing by
Oh I
I did not think you'd come at all
We wrote our names upon the wall
Then you turned and said goodbye

Mother Mother
Keep me safe from harm
Come into my room tonight
And hold me in your arms
For I am still your shining child
The one you know by name
Mother
Mother
Track Name: Do Not Turn Away
Do Not Turn Away
Words and music by John Bucchino
©Art Food Music (ASCAP)

Oh the saddest sound I ever heard
Was footsteps cold and sharp
They were speaking volumes of neglect
As they faded in the dark

And the most haunting voice I ever heard
Was crying into space
A wounded angel trapped in flesh
And wearing your child's face
Yes, wearing your child's face

Don't turn away
Don't condemn
Let your spirit comfort them
Peace awaits
But until then
Do not turn away

The longest journey ever gone
Began with one small step
And the price for burning bridges now
Is a lifetime of regret
How we love is no more choice
Than is the way we die
By you who gave them passage here
They must not be denied
They must not be denied

Don't turn away
Don't condemn
Let your spirit comfort them
Peace awaits
But until then
Do not turn away

Don't turn away
Do not fail
Heed your heart
Let love prevail
Death is looming
Hope is frail
Do not turn away
Do not turn away
Track Name: One More Lullabye
ONE MORE LULLABYE
Words by Dennis Green
Music by Marsha Malamet


It's almost time to go
It's almost time to fly
To gather up my memories
And kiss this place goodbye

It's almost time to leave
The only life I know
The wind is filling up the sail
It's almost time and so
Before I go

I'll just sit one more hour
On my rock beside the sea
I'll just pick one more flower
From my favorite lilac tree
And I'll just sing
One more lullaby
To the evening sun

Before I leave
This old world
To find
a new one

I'm happy but I'm sad
I'm eager but afraid
I can't help thinking once I've left
I'll wish that I had stayed
It won't take very long
You have to understand
I won't be coming back again
To this enchanted land
So take my hand

Can't I just sit one more hour
On my rock beside the sea
I'll just pick one more flower
From my favorite lilac tree
And I'll just sing
One more lullaby
To the evening sun

Before I leave
This old world
To find a new one
A new one
Track Name: Goodbye
GOODBYE

And now that it's all over
the birds can nest again
I'll only snow when the sun comes up
I'll smile
only when it starts to rain

and if you want a drink
just squeeze my hand
and wine will flow into the land
and feed my lambs

For I am a mirror
I can reflect the moon
I will sing songs for you
I'll be
your silver spoon
I'm sorry
I took your time
I am the poem that doesn't rhyme

Just turn back the page
I'll waste away
I'll waste away
I'll waste away
I'll waste away
I'll waste away
I'll waste away
I'll waste away
Track Name: Smile
Smile
Though your heart is aching
Smile
Even though it's breaking
Although there're clouds
In the sky
You'll get by
If you
Smile
Through your fear and sorrow
Smile
And maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun
Come shining through
For you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear
May be ever so near
That's the time
You must keep on trying
Smile
What's the use of crying
You'll find
That life is still worthwhile
If you just
Smile
Track Name: Sacred
SACRED
by Steve Sandberg

Time moves on
It carries us
like babies in its arms
Love is strong
It live in us even when
we can't take it anymore
Every day we're holdin' on and on
To what used to be
Why is it so hard to let go?

When the flesh that's in the spirit
And the love that's in the body
And the hope that's in the heart
Will never die
Oooooo
Tender is the power
Endless is the passion
And sacred is the breath of life

My, my, my
Who ever thought it could be
So hard to love
Cry, cry
When innocence is lost
And there's nothing left to give
It's so easy just to carry on
In the same old way
And difficult to see what's new


But the flesh that's in the spirit
And the love that's in the body
And the hope that's in the heart
Will never die
Oooooo
Tender is the power
And endless is the passion
And sacred is the breath of life

Sometimes I feel my world
Is falling apart
Because the old is gone
And there's nothing to replace it
But the spirit moves
It brings the light into dark
We need hope
We need faith
We need love

'Cause the flesh that's in the spirit
And the love that's in the body
And the hope that's in the heart
Will never die
Oooooo
Tender is the power
Endless is the passion
And sacred is the breath of life