Believe

by Mike Greene

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released December 31, 2010

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Track Name: Come 'Round Like A Spot
I TURN THE BREAD FOR MY FATHER MY MOTHER SHE IS QUITE MAD
I STEAL AWAY TO THE PALACE I SEE YOU AND I GROW SO SAD
THE CANDLES THEY LIGHT UP YOUR HALLWAY YOUR DESTINY IS SEALED
CHAMBERS ARE BLUE RIGHT WHERE YOU LAY YOU’RE MUCH TOO HIGH TO BE REAL
OH LISTEN TO ME WOMAN YOU COME ON LIKE A SHOT
REASON WITH ME BABY YOU COME ROUND LIKE A SPOT
THE MOON DANCES OVER THE WATER I WAIT IN THE SHADOWY NIGHT
DID YOU RECEIVE MY BOLD BIDDING THE PRINCESS IS NOWHERE IN SIGHT
OH LISTEN TO ME WOMAN MY YOUNG BODY’S HOT
OH LOOK UPON ME BABY GRANT ME A SHOT
THEN IN THE MIDNIGHT OF SUMMER THE CLATTER OF HOURSES RESOUND
THEY NEVER GAVE YOU MY MESSAGE NOW THEY’RE CLOSING IN WITH THEIR HOUNDS
YOU’RE SITTING HIGH IN YOUR TOWER THE LOTS THEY WERE DRAWN YEARS AGO
ME IN MY BONDAGE OF BREEDING OH HOW I LONG FOR YOU SO
OH LISTEN TO ME WOMAN YOU COME ON LIKE A SHOT
OH LISTEN TO ME BABY YOU COME ROUND LIKE A SPOT
Track Name: Those Who Give Can Take Away
LIKE AN ANGEL IN A CAVERN WHO’S FORGOTTEN HOW TO FLY
YOU CLIPPED MY WINGS AND BROKE MY SPIRIT I CAN ONLY WONDER WHY
YOU ARE SO YOUNG AND YET SO WEATHERED THEY’VE ERASED YOUR WILL TO GIVE
I’M INBETWEEN THE PAIN AND PASSION THERE’S ROOM TO CRY BUT NONE TO LIVE
SOMEONE TOOK YOUR NAME OUT AS YOUR CHILDHOOD SLOWLY FADES
SOMEONE TORE YOUR SOUL OUT THOSE WHO GIVE CAN TAKE AWAY

I BEG YOU NOW TO GIVE ME FREEDOM TIME TO PICK UP WHAT I’VE LOST
YOUR VACANT STARES THEY LEAVE ME LIFELESS YOU RULE MY MIND BUT NOT MY HEART
THAT’S WHY I’M SAYING BABY SOMEONE TOOK YOUR NAME OUT
AS YOUR CHILDHOOD SLOWLY DIED SOMEONE TORE YOUR HEART OUT
COUNTLESS MORNINGS SEE ME CRY THAT’S WHY I’M SAYING DARLING…
Track Name: Jesse
THE SUN WAS HIGH UP IN THE SKY WHEN HE CAUGHT MY EYE
WITH HIS OLD SOFT SHOE ROUTINE
GRAY HAIR TASSELLED BY THE BREEZE AND A VOICE CALLED TO ME
COME AND JOIN ME IF YOU PLEASE
I JOINED IN IN PERFECT HARMONY TIGHT AS LOVERS CLUTCHING HANDS
HE SAID LET’S HIT THE ROAD AND BE A TEAM
GET US SOME SONGS AND PLAY ALL THE BIG TOWNS IN THE LAND
JESSE TALKED OF BETTER DAYS WHEN THE PEOPLE HE MET
HAD A SMILE UPON THEIR FACE NICER CLOTHS AND BIGGER PAY
WHEN THE SONGS MADE YOU FEED LIKE AN OLD HOMETOWN PARADE
NOW A TROOPER JUST CAN’T FIND A JOB A SINGER MAY AS WELL RETIRE
BUT STILL THAT SPARK WAS BURNIN’ IN HIS HEART
WE GREW SO CLOSE JESSE SET MY SOUL ON FIRE
WELL I HOPE THAT I WILL NEVER FIND A MAN NEAR AS KIND
WHO STILL THINKS THAT MEN ARE GOOD
WELL HE WOULD DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITHOUT A NICKEL OF PAY
NO ONE EVER UNDERSTOOD
NOW A TROOPER JUST CAN’T FIND A JOB A SINGER MAY AS WELL RETIRE
THE ONLY THING THAT KEPT HIM DANCIN’ ON
WAS THAT HE NEVER LOST THAT THING THEY CALL DESIRE
WELL I’M SURE THAT I WILL NEVER FIND A MAN NEAR AS KIND
WHO STILL THINKS THAT MEN ARE GOOD
YOU KNOW HE WOULD DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
WITHOUT A NICKEL OF PAY NO ONE EVER UNDERSTOOD
Track Name: Love Of My Life
YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE THROUGH EVERY STORM CLOUD THAT COMES
AND IF YOU’LL JUST BE MY WIFE WE’LL GROW AS TWO NOT JUST ONE
I NEED YOU MORE NOW THAN LIFE ITSELF
NO ONE ELSE COULD PULL THE STRING
I PRAY TO GOD FOR A LITTLE HELP ‘CAUSE YOU MEAN EVERYTHING
THE SUN AND MOON THEY RISE WITHIN YOUR EYES
YOU’RE LOVE’S A BLANKET FROM THE COLD
WITH YOU BESIDE ME WE CAN RIDE THE SKYS UNTIL WE BOTH ARE OLD
CAUSE YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE YOUR TOUCH CAN MAKE PEOPLE SING
AND IF YOU’LL JUST BE MY WIFE YOU’LL MAKE THIS BEGGAR A KING
THE PRETTY FLOWERS ADORN YOUR HAIR A NATURAL WONDER TO BEHOLD
AND IF YOU’RE SMILING AT THE THINGS I’VE SAID
I’LL KEEP YOU SMILING EVER MORE
YOU ARE THE LOVE OF MY LIFE YOUR TOUCH CAN MAKE PEOPLE SING
AND IF YOU’LL JUST BE MY WIFE YOU’LL MAKE THIS BEGGAR A KING
Track Name: With A Knife
Instrumental
Track Name: A World Without Love
FIFTEEN YEARS OLD TRAPPED IN POVERTY
SEARCHING FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM IN HER BABY’S HUNGRY EYES
THIS MOTHER LIVES IN FEAR SHE’S BEEN CONDEMED AND SENTENCED
THERE SEEMS NO NEED TO GO ON AND NOBODY HEARS THEIR CRIES
NO ONE HEARS THEIR CRIES NO ONE HEARS THEIR CRIES
IN A WORLD WITHOUT LOVE NOBODY HEARS THEIR CRIES
IT WAS A DARK HOT NIGHT THREE YOUNG MEN WITH NOTHING BETTER TO DO
TOOK THEIR ANGER OUT ON A GIRL WE ALL KNEW
GOD BLOCKED KATY’S MIND FROM REMEMBERING THE ACT THAT RAVAGED
HER BODY AND SOUL BUT THE TERROR STILL COMES THROUGH
IT STILL COMES THROUGH IT STILL COMES THROUGH
IN A WORLD WITHOUT LOVE THE TERROR STILL COMES THROUGH
HIV CHILD HIS FRIENDS AND TEACHERS DISCOVER THE TERRIBLE TRUTH
THAT HIS PARENTS COULD NOT HIDE HE KEEPS TO HIMSELF
ALL OF HIS HOPES AND DREAMS THEY’RE SHATTERED
AND ALL OF HIS FRIENDS THEY CAN’T HIDE THE FEAR IN THEIR EYES
IT’S IN THEIR EYES IT’S IN THEIR EYES
IN A WORLD WITHOUT LOVE THERE’S FEAR IN THE YOUNGSTER’S EYES
WHAT’S WRONG WITH A WORLD WHERE THERE’S FEAR
IN THE YOUNGSTER’S EYES
Track Name: Believe
PEOPLE KNOW THE RIGHT FROM WRONG
IT’S IN THEIR WORDS AND IN THEIR SONGS
BUT NO ONE KNOWS JUST WHERE THEIR LOVE BELONGS
SO THEY RUN AWAY FROM THOSE WHO CARE
FOR YEARS AND YEARS I WAS NEVER FREE
LIKE THE WIND I LONGED TO BE
SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING INSIDE OF ME
WHICH COULD MAKE ME FEEL MORE ALIVE
CAUSE IF YOU TAKE MORE THAN YOU GIVE
YOU’LL SOON DISCOVER THAT AIN’T NO WAY TO LIVE
YOU’LL FIND YOURSELF ALL TORN AND BROKEN LEFT TO BLEED
SO OPEN YOUR HEART TO THOSE WHO LOVE YOU AND BELIEVE
THE YEARS ROLLED BY AND SO DID I ALWAYS ALONE I WONDERED WHY
I NEEDED LOVE BUT STILL I CHOSE TO HIDE
FROM THE VERY ONES WHO NEEDED ME
NIGHT AFTER NIGHT DAY AFTER DAY
THE LONELY SOULS THEY’RE THROWN AWAY
I PITY THOSE WHO HAVE THE NERVE TO SAY
THAT THE WORLD BELONGS TO THE STRONG
CAUSE IF YOU TAKE MORE THAN YOU GIVE
YOU’LL SOON DISCOVER THAT AIN’T NO WAY TO LIVE
YOU’LL FIND YOURSELF ALL TORN AND BROKEN LEFT TO BLEED
SO OPEN YOUR HEART TO THOSE WHO LOVE YOU AND BELIEVE
JUST BELIEVE
Track Name: Spellbound
EVERYONE MUST TAKE THE ROAD OF THEIR OWN DESIRE
I’VE BEEN TRYING HARD TO STAY BETWEEN THE LINES
ALL THOSE EMPTY DAYS AND NIGHTS MAKE FOR A HEAVY HEART
AND HEAVY HEARTED PEOPLE THEY JUST AIN’T MY KIND
THEN LIKE A BREATH OF SWEET SPRING AIR YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE
SHINE THE LIGHT OF LOVE ON A LONELY MAN
YOU OPENED UP MY EYES
AND SHOWED ME ALL THE LOVE BURIED DEEP DOWN INSIDE
NOW I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE HERE WITH ME
AND I’M SPELLBOUND IN LOVE WITH YOU
SPELLBOUND WITH EVERY MOVE THAT YOU MAKE
SPELLBOUND IN LOVE AH SINCE THE DAY WE MET
I HOPE THAT YOU’RE SPELLBOUND TOO
ONLY LOVE CAN GIVE THE HEART SUCH A HAPPY GLOW
LATELY BAYY SEEMS LIKE I’M GLOWING ALL THE TIME
YOU CAME RIGHT INTO MY LIFE
AND NOW I’M TELLING ALL THE WORLD THAT IT FEELS SO RIGHT
HONEY CAN’T YOU SEE YOU BELONG TO ME
NOW I’M SPELLBOUND IN LOVE WITH YOU…
Track Name: Stay
STAY JUST ANOTHER DAY
THEY’LL NEVER MISS YOU THE WAY THAT I WILL SHOULD YOU GO AWAY
SO JUST BE BE RIGHT HERE WITH ME
THERE’S NO DENYING WE’LL BOTH BE CRYING IF YOU SHOULD LEAVE
I’M NOT HERE TO TURN YOUR WHOLE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN
THERE’S JUST NO EXPLAINING THE WAYS OF THE HEART
BUT I HAVEN’T A CLUE DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
TO SLOW THIS HEART DOWN SO LET’S GO
‘CAUSE YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO STAY MAKE THE WORLD GO WAY
DON’T ASK IF IT’S LOVE LET’S JUST LIVE FOR THE MOMENT
INFATUATE ME WITH YOUR FACE CRIMINAL EMBRACE
SO OVERCOME THAT I’M BLIND DEAF AND DUMB YOU’RE MY OPIATE
YOU MOVE IN SUCH A SILENT WAY YOUR TOUCH IT LIGHTENS MY LOAD
LET’S TURN OFF THE WORLD BECOME CASTAWAYS
OBEY YOUR HEART AND STAY JUST ANOTHER DAY
EVERYONE’S GONE AND WE’RE HERE ALL ALONE IN OUR SKIN PARADE
DON’T BE AFRAID OF WHAT THEY SAY THEY’RE ALL JUST JEALOUS
THEY BUY AND SELL US BUT NOT TODAY SO LET’S STAY
Track Name: Bellamine Amore
WHEN I WAS A YOUNGER MAN
LIFE WAS JUST A SILLY GAME
I WAS ALWAYS SPINNIN’ ROUND AND ROUND IN CIRCLES
THEN YOU CAME ALONG
YOU OPENED UP MY EYES
MADE ME BELIEVE IN ME AND I IN YOU AND I BEGAN TO FEEL SO CERTAIN
YOU MADE ME FEEL STRONG
YOU’RE MY EVERYTHING MY SUMMER FALL MY WINTER SPRING
OH THE JOY YOUR LOVE CAN BRING MY BELLAMINE AMORE

FOR ONCE IN MY LONELY LIFE AS THE WEEKS TURNED INTO MONTHS
AND THE YEARS THEY SEALED THE BOND OF LOVE BETWEEN US
I FELT LIKE A MAN BUT SOMETHING WITHIN YOU CRIED
AN AGELESS CALLING TO SEEK OUT ANOTHER TROUBLED SOUL WHO NEEDS YOU
AND I UNDERSTAND
YOU’RE A CHOSEN ONE THE AMBER MOON THE RAGING SUN
THROUGH MY HEART YOUR SPIRIT RUNS MY BELLAMINE AMORE

SO IF EVER YOU MEET SOMEONE WHO CAN TAKE YOUR TORRID LIFE
AND FREE THE TANGLES FROM YOUR SOUL WITH JUST A WHISPER
THEN LISTEN TO ME DON’T TRY AND HOLD HER DOWN GIVE HER ALL YOUR LOVE
BUT NEVER TAKE AWAY THE SPACE SHE NEEDS TO BLOSSOM
SHE’S PRECIOUS AND FREE
YOU’RE MY EVERYTHING MY SUMMER FALL MY WINTER SPRING
OH THE JOY YOUR LOVE CAN BRING MY BELLAMINE AMORE
IN YOUR EYES I SAW THE GLOW GIVING ME THE STRENGTH TO GROW

OH DEAR GOD I MISS YOU SO MY BELLAMINE MY BELLAMINE AMORE
Track Name: Creator
I SING FOR MY CREATOR
IN MY HEART HIS LOVE ABOUNDS
HIS BEAUTY AND HIS GOODNESS
TAKE MY BEING TO SURROUND
HIS WORKS HAVE SURELY SHOWN ME
I AM VOID FROM HEAD TO TOE
EXCEPT FOR MY SWEET SPIRIT
WHICH WILL TAKE ME TO HIS HOME
AND NOW TO BECOME ONE AND ONE WITH HE WHO SENT ME HERE
ERASE ALL I’VE DONE AND START TODAY TO SPREAD HIS BLISSFUL CHEER
THE SOFT WIND SENDS A TINGLE
WHICH TELLS ME HE’S ALL AROUND
THE WIND RUSHING THROUGH THE LEAVES
IS I KNOW MY FAVORITE SOUND
GOD HELP ME WANDER TO YOUR FEET
AS QUICKLY AS THE WIND MAY RISE
FOR I AM ONE WHO LOVES YOU SO
AND WANT TO BE AT YOUR SIDE
Track Name: Oh Daddy
SINCE I WAS THE AGE OF SEVEN I STARRED AT HIS FACE
WONDERIN’ WHY HE LEFT HIS FAMILY IN SUCH AN AWFUL PLACE
HE COUNDN’T HAVE LOVED MY MAMA OR ME A BIT
SO I SET MY SIGHTS TO FIND HIM LEST I FORGET THE LONELY NIGHTS
LISTENIN’ FOR A KNOCK ON THE DOOR
ALL THOSE NIGHTS THEY CAME AND WENT WITH NEVER A WORD
NEVER A WORD NEVER A WORD
WITH YOU GONE YOU KNOW I BECAME A MAN FAR BEFORE MY TIME
NEVER HAD NO SCHOOLIN’ ALWAYS OUT TRYIN’ TO MAKE A DIME
DADDY YOU KNOW THIS WORLD’S AN AWFUL HARD PLACE ON A BOY
WORKIN’ FROM DAWN TILL SUNDOWN
THEN TO GO HOME TO THOSE LONELY NIGHTS
LISTENIN’ FOR THAT KNOCK ON THE DOOR
ALL THOSE MONTHS THWY CAME AND WENT WITH NEVER A WORD

OH DADDY YOU LEFT US DOWN HERE A CRYIN’
WITHOUT A HAND TO GUIDE US ALONG
OH DADDY I CAN STILL HEAR MY POOR MOTHER CRYIN’
WHILE ALL THOSE FACELESS MEN PASSED THROUGH HER DOOR
EVEN LONG AFTER YOU’D BEEN GONE FOR A WHILE
MAMA STILL MADE EXCUSES
AND HER EYES LIT UP WHEN SHE TALKED OF YOUR SMILE
DADDY SHE WORKED SO HARD TRYIN’ TO MAKE US KIDS A HOME
NOW YOU’RE GONNA PAY WITH YOUR LIFE
FOR ALL THOSE LONELY NIGHTS
WAITIN’ FOR THAT KNOCK ON THE DOOR
ALL THOSE YEARS THEY CAME AND WENT WITH NEVER A WORD
OH DADDY YOU LEFT US DOWN HERE A CRYIN’
WITHOUT A HAND TO GUIDE US ALONG
OH DADDY NOW YOU’RE ON THE GROUND THERE A-DYIN’
NOW YOU AND MAMA YOU CAN BE JUST LIKE BEFORE
OH DADDY I CAN STILL HEAR YOUR LIES AND FABLES
THEY’VE BEEN AROUND LIKE THE WOLF RIGHT AT THE DOOR
Track Name: Someone Else
WE WERE YOUNG AND HEADED WEST CHASIN’ DREAMS LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE
MAKIN’ LOVE WHILE SHADOWS STRETCHED OUT FOREVER
THINGS WERE CLEAR SO EASY THEN NOW MY LIFE’S SO SHRILL I CAN’T HEAR THUNDER
BABY’S TOUCH GROWS COLD NOW I WONDER
IS THERE SOMEONE ELSE SOMEBODY NEW NOW A SHADOW FALLS BETWEEN ME AND YOU
CAUGHT A GLIMPSE OF THE PROMISED LAND BLIND AMBITION TURNED MY HEAD
YOU’D SMILE AT ME AND SAY YOU UNDERSTAND ‘CAUSE YOU LOVED ME
SOON THE CHASE CONSUMED MY SOUL YOUR TRAIL OF TEARS I BARELY NOTICED
SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY YOU STOPPED HOPING
NOW THERE’S SOMEONE ELSE SOMEBODY NEW
HIS SHADOW IT STANDS BETWEEN ME AND YOU
EVERYNIGHT I SEARCH THE SKY AND CURSE THE GROUND EVERYNIGHT I PRAY
SOME PEOPLE CHANGE ONLY WHEN THEY LOSE IT ALL I PRAY IT’S NOT TOO LATE
WHERE TO GO JUST WHAT TO DO HOW TO EARN MY WAY BACK TO YOU
SO MANY LIES TOO MANY PROMISES BROKEN
LOOKIN’ FOR THE ONE YOU LOVED THE MAN I LOST WHEN I WAS YOUNGER
THERE’S COURAGE IN MY HEART STILL I WONDER
CAN I BE SOMEONE ELSE SOMEBODY NEW CAN I FIND THE MAN THAT YOU ONCE KNEW
SOMEONE ELSE SOMEBODY NEW
CAN WE FIND THE LOVE THAT WE ONCE KNEW THAT WE ONCE KNEW JUST ME AND YOU
PRAY FOR ME ‘CAUSE I’M COMING HOME
Track Name: Maybe We're In Love Again
A LOT OF TIME HAS COME AND GONE SINCE WE FELL APART
A WHOLE LOT OF WOMEN INBETWEEN
EVERYNIGHT I’D SEE YOUR FACE AND THE PAIN WOULD START
AND I’D WAKE UP CRYIN’ LORD IT’S NOT A DREAM
WE HAD THE KIND OF LOVE KATHERINE THAT WAS SURE TO LAST
YOU THE ARTIST ME THE CLOWN
THEN THOSE CLOUDS ROLLED IN AND LOVE SLIPPED AWAY SO FAST
NOW I KEEP RUNNING BACK TO YOU ON THIS MERRY GO ROUND
MAYBE WE’RE IN LOVE AGAIN HOW COULD WE LOSE THAT FEELING
OR MAYBE IT JUST NEVER ENDS JUST NEEDS ROOM TO GROW
MAYBE WE’RE IN LOVE AGAIN I NEVER STOPPED BELIEVING
MAYBE JUST MAYBE DARLING WE’RE FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
AFTER ALL THIS TIME I SEE YOU THERE
IT FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME THAT WE MET
WE CAN FEEL OUR HEARTS RACE THROUGH MID AIR
I GUESS A HEART JUST CAN’T FORGET
MAYBE WE’RE IN LOVE AGAIN HOW COULD WE LOSE THAT FEELING
OR MAYBE IT JUST NEVER ENDS JUST NEEDS ROOM TO GROW
MAYBE WE’RE IN LOVE AGAIN I NEVER STOPPED BELIEVING
MAYBE JUST MAYBE DARLING WE’RE FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
Track Name: Get Ready, Get Set
NIGHT’S GONNA FALL LETTIN’ THE STARS SHINE THROUGH
AND TIME ON THE WALL BRINGING ME CLOSER TO THE ONE I WANT
I CAN’T WAIT NO MORE NO NO MORE
WHEN SHE LOOKS AT ME THAT WAY I KNOW JUST WHAT SHE’LL SAY
GET READY GET SET YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET
ALL DAY ALL NIGHT HERE’S SOMETHING YOU WON’T FORGET
GET READY GET SET YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET
ALL DAY ALL NIGHT HERE’S SOMETHING YOU WON’T FORGET
LOST LIKE A CHILD EVEN MY KNEES ARE SHAKING
CAUGHT FOR A WHILE UNDER A WAVE THAT’S BREAKING OVER ME
IN HER ARMS I’LL FLOAT YES I’LL FLOAT WHEN SHE LOOKS AT ME THAT WAY
I KNOW JUST WHAT SHE’LL SAY
GET READY GET SET YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET
ALL DAY ALL NIGHT HERE’S SOMETHING YOU WON’T FORGET
GET READY GET SET YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET
ALL DAY ALL NIGHT HERE’S SOMETHING YOU WON’T FORGET