Song lyrics from One Song at a Time


I Can see clearly now

I can see clearly now the rain is gone

I can see all obstacles in my way

Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind

It’s gonna be a bright, bright sun shiny day

 

I think I can make it now the pain has gone

All of the bad feelings have disappeared

Here is the rainbow I’ve been praying for

It’s gonna be a bright, bright sun shiny day

It’s gonna be a bright, bright sun shiny day

 

Bridge

Look all around, there’s nothing but blue skies

Look straight ahead, there’s nothing but blue skies

 

I can see clearly now the rain is gone

I can see all obstacles in my way

Gone are the dark clouds that had me so blind

Oh, it’s gonna be a bright, oh bright sun shiny day

It’s gonna be a bright, oh so bright sun shiny day

Oh, it’s gonna be a bright, so bright sun shiny day


choices

Chorus

I’ve had choices since the day that I was born

There were voices that told me right from wrong

If I had listened, no I wouldn’t be here today

Living and dying with the choices I’ve made

 

I was tempted by an early age I found

That I like drinking, oh and I never turned it down

There were loved ones, but I turned them all away

Now I’m living and dying with the choices I’ve made

 

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I guess I’m paying for the things that I have done

If I could go back, well Lord knows I’d run

But I’m still losing this game of life I play

I’m losing and dying with the choices I’ve made

 

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So good

Oh the storm is raging on the ocean

while the wind is blowin’ in through the sea

raindrops fall upon me with emotion

wash me clean and set me free

 

So good, so good, so good

 

Ah the moonlight in the nighttime sky

burning like a river of pure gold

shine on the waters of the foolish and the wise

love overflowing will unfold

 

So good, so good, so good

 

Bridge

As starlight in heaven shines

so it is that we shall be

when love no longer yours or mine

will light this world spontaneously

 

So good, so good, so good


Hard Promises To Keep ft. Greg Blake

I’m trying to believe in forever

I’m trying to believe in the little jewel box life we lead

Babe, I get so close sometimes

But all I really know is

I believe that we’ve been making hard promises to keep

 

You want me to believe in forever

Do you know how tight I’m holding

Just to keep my grip on yesterday

I’m trying hard to see

The pretty pictures that you paint for me

Do you know how tight I’m holding to hard promises to keep

 

Promises are like little diamonds

Promises are like little hearts

We meant to give away

I thought you’d want them back someday

I’ve kept them for you anyway

But I know when I’ve been given hard promises to keep

 

Promises are like little diamonds

Promises are like little hearts

We meant to give away

Thought you’d want them back someday

I’ve kept them for you anyway

But I know when I’ve been given hard promises to keep

And I know that I’ve been given hard promises to keep


In the Cabin on the Mountain By the Pine

I’m goin’ cross the snowcapped Rocky Mountains

To the land of sunny skies and sea

I know that I will never find someone to love me just like you

But I’m tryin’ to find out who I’m meant to be

 

Chorus

My sweetheart of the mountains, will you wait?

I know that I’ll be gone a long, long time

But when I do return, it’s because for you I yearn

In the cabin on the mountain by the pine

 

I’m leavin’ from Boulder, Colorado

To find a life across the Great Divide

I’ll see you when the sun goes down each evenin’ little darlin’

And the thought of you will make me feel alright

 

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Medicine Wheel

When the morning breaks and the sunlight warms my soul

In the East the Eagle flies, and the Redtail proudly soars

I’m on my way, to the place of the spirit one

Grandfather, hear me, now I am on fire

Let the sundance guide my feet to your desire

Show me visions for my eyes

And words like gold that shimmer in the sun

 

Ay yah, ay yah, ay yah

 

When the sun goes down and it grows too dark to see

I look within to the shaman’s mysteries

I’m on my way, to die and live again

Grandmother Earth, I cry, give me rest

Take my place with the Woman in the West

Show me the Raven and the Bear

The way of herbs and the black obsidian

 

Ay yah, ay yah, ay yah

 

Turn toward the South like the water I will run

In innocence and trust the Moon Child’s song is sung

I’m on my way, to the place of the sacred plants

My emotions and my will at their command

Where the Turtle’s voice is heard upon the land

And the wise Coyote prowls, and the Rattlesnake will call me to the dance

 

Ay yah, ay yah, ay yah

 

In the deepest night the stars watch over me

Old Woman of the North, my mind seeks clarity

I’m on my way, to the place of the Northern Winds

Let the thunder and the lightning carry me

Lay my thoughts to rest and send me into sleep

With the Hawk and the Buffalo, my dreams, my crystal magic medicine

 

Ay yah, ay yah, ay yah


new shoes

Well if you’re going down to New Orleans,

Baby, won’t you take me with you

I can’t stand the sittin’ around

Wonderin’ what it is that you do

It seems the way that you talk to me

Ain’t like the way you used to

Now, if things ‘round here don’t straighten out

I’m gonna buy myself some new shoes!

 

Chorus

I’m gonna walk away from your heart

I’m gonna sing my way back home

doo-n-doo-n-doo-n doo-n-doo

 

Now, Louisiana and Baton Rouge

Newton-town to sing the blues to you

Well I call you on the telephone

I find out you’re not all alone and I’m blue

Well, I walk on down to the five and dime

Buy some shoes, start lookin’ fine today

I got my head held high and I never cry

Gonna carry on that way

 

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Well Louisville, Lafayette,

Boulder-town to sing the blues to you

Well, I call you on the telephone

I find out you’re not all alone and I’m blue

Well, I walk on down to the five and dime

Buy some shoes, start lookin’ fine today

I got my head held high and I never cry

Gonna carry on that way

 

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bluegrass melodies

Bluegrass melodies, sing me a sweet mountain song

 

In the summer, in the evening, momma and poppa

would sit on the front porch swing

Me and my banjo, and poppa with his fiddle

And momma with a tune she would sing

 

Bluegrass melodies, my how I’d love to sing alone

Bluegrass melodies, sing me a sweet mountain song

 

The songs would tell the story of some heart that was broken

And sometimes she’d sing Uncle Pen

Then she’d do one soft and gentle that would make me cry a little

How I wish I could hear one again

 

All that’s left is a memory of a little wooden cabin

And two country graves side by side

But on a summer evening, sometimes I start believing

I hear momma singing one more time

 

Bluegrass melodies, my how I’d love to sing alone

Bluegrass melodies, sing me a sweet mountain song


Mule Skinner Blues

Well good morning Captain

Good Morning to you Sir

Hey hey yeah

Do you need another mule skinner

Down on your new mud run

Hey hey yeah

Yodel-a-ee-he-he

He-he-he-he-he-he

 

Well I’m a lady mule skinner

From down old Tennessee Way

I can make a mule listen

Or I won’t accept your pay

Hey hey yeah

Won’t accept your pay

Yodel-a-ee-he-he

He-he-he-he-he-he

 

Well hey little water boy

Won’t you bring your water ‘round

Hey hey yeah

If you don’t like your job

Well you can throw your bucket down

Hey hey

Throw it down boy, throw it down

Yodel-a-ee-he-he

He-he-he-he-he-he

 

Well I’ve been working down in Georgia

At a greasy spoon café

Hey hey yeah

What a lovely joint

Just to let a no good man

Get every cent of my pay

Hey hey yeah

And I’m sick of it

And I wanna be a mule skinner

 

Yodel-a-ee-he-he

He-he-he-he-he-he


the winning side

I woke up today feeling happy

I woke up today feeling glad

I looked in the eyes of my man and sweet doggies

I’m the luckiest girl in the land—yes I am

I’m the luckiest girl in the land!

 

I know what it’s like to have troubles

I know what it’s like to feel pain

It’s the gift of desperation oh yeah,

so hard, so hard to explain

oh, so hard, so hard to explain

 

I used to create lots of chaos

for me, my family and friends

had to give up the fight

admit I wasn’t right

There’s healing in living amends—I believe!

There’s healing in living amends

 

Liquid courage was never the answer

took me on such a dangerous ride

this just couldn’t last

had to stop in my tracks

realize I could no longer hide

now I live on the winning side

 

There’s so much more to my story

forgiveness and love hold the key

I surrender to win, it comes from within

It can happen for you—it did for me—it never ends

It’s a beautiful life my friends