With Angels on a Carousel

 

The Will To Believe

I see fear in the eyes and there’s no where to hide

From these doom and gloom times they’re preaching

It’s all loss and despair that’s all you ever hear

And it’s taking a toll there if you’re listening

But that’s not the place to give creedence my friend

Stay with your eyes straight ahead

 

This is no time for your desperation

There is no room for sorry and weak

Give no place to sad contemplation

Only faith and the will to believe

 

There’s a constant attack meant to throw you off track

Better watch every word you’re saying

It’s a subtle deceit that leaves hope in retreat

And it steals from the prayers your praying

Better lock all the doors and keep them shut tight

The wolf is out howling the night

 

This is no time for your desperation

There is no use in what about me

Forget thoughts of lost expectation

Only faith and the will to believe

 

This is where the rubber meets the road

When you’re caught in the hurricane, dripping wet and cold

And there’s no one else to turn to but the savior of your soul

Who can stop the rain in a hurricane

 

The journey is long so you’ve got to be strong

And believe that there’s always a reason

A purpose and plan you can’t hold in your hand

At the heart of a wintery season

But surrender is never an option my friend

We stand with our eyes straight ahead

 

This is no time for your desperation

There is no room for sorry and weak

Give no place to sad contemplation

Only faith and the will to believe

 

Only faith and the will to believe…

 

At the Dawn of Hallelujah Day

It’s been a battle

A bloody war

Been so much fighting

Don’t know what for

So many hurting

Feeling the pain

Where is the sunshine

Tired of the rain

 

How much can one man take before he breaks

 

Hold on hold on hold on all right

Don’t you throw your hope away

Hold on hold on hold on hold tight

We’re at the dawn of halleluiah day

 

We need redemption

The whole damn truth

Too many greedy

There’s no excuse

Where is the justice

What is the plan

We’re only human

Give us a chance

 

How much can one man take before he breaks

 

Hold on hold on hold on all right

Better times are on the way

Hold on hold on hold on real tight

We’re at the dawn of halleluiah day

 

Shout to the sky

A hopeful cry of longing and desire

 

Light in the tunnel

We don’t lose faith

Maybe tomorrow

They’ll be a change

Things will get better

We won’t give up

Just keep believing

In the power of love

What's It All About

 

Life is short and the road is long

A man comes in and goes out alone

Climbs his way up to the mountaintop

Where the air is rare and his dreams don’t stop

 

Live every moment, love all you can

 

That’s what it’s all about

What it’s all about

That’s what it’s all about

What it’s all about

 

Spring comes in and it fills the air

Songbird sings hear it everywhere

In summer heat and the autumn chill

Til the winter comes and it always will

 

Live every moment, love all you can….all you can

 

That’s what it’s all about

What it’s all about

That’s what it’s all about

What it’s all about

 

High’s and lows, in’s and outs

Win and lose, ups and downs

It’s give and take, round and round

Way up high and underground

 

Dream with a passion, love with your heart

Taste every moment, give all you got

 

Live every moment, love all you can…while you can

 

That’s what it’s all about

 

With Angels on a Carousel

Spending time

With angels on a carousel

Diving in the wishing well

Living in the present with the past

Who knows what tomorrow brings

Could be any one of a million things

Hold on tight cause life is spinning fast

 

And it goes round

Up and down

It goes round and round again

So grab the ring and clang the bell

We’re riding with angels on a carousel

 

In this world

Of endless possibility

So many thoughts occur to me

All the things that were and might have been

The melancholy man in me

Dreams of things that still could be

Mourns the ones he’ll never see again

 

And it goes round

Up and down

It goes round and round again

So grab the ring and clang the bell

You’re riding with angels on a carousel

 

Oh the mystery of it all

Oh the mystery

 

It goes round

Up and down

It goes round and round again

So grab the ring and clang the bell

We’re riding with angels on a carousel

Riding with angels

 

Things Are Changing

Here comes the future

There goes the past

We’re making plans and God laughs

It’s a non-stop go-go, bumpy ride

Don’t look left, brother don’t look right

Keep your hands tight on the wheel

Don’t get lost in the way you feel

Things are changing

 

There ain’t no forecast to let you know

If it’s sunshine rainstorm sleet or snow

It’s your best guess, Holy Spirit, voice inside

You won’t see it written on a billboard sign

Take control of the things you can

And do your best to try and understand

Things are changing

 

Things are changing, changing fast

Here’s the future, there’s the past

In a second, in a flash

Things are changing

 

Ain’t no slow mo it’s high speed

All too real hard to believe

Seems no one really knows what’s going on

 

Even Warhol well he got it wrong

Turns out 15 minutes is much too long

In a blurry vision right before your eyes

With a puzzled look of the wonder why

Nothing ever stays the same

That’s the way it is in the world today

Things are changing. Changing

 

In A Stormy Season

Living in a stormy season

Everywhere you look’s a cloud

It’s times like these that test a man

When the hard rain’s coming down

You do the things you have to

And try not to complain…

When it’s early in the morning

But so late in the game

It’s a stormy season

 

There’s always one more lesson to be learned

When you got no choice you take your turn

 

The old man he goes wandering…

To rummage through the night

Looking for the memories

That he can’t seem to find

When everyone’s a stranger

You’re no one in his eyes

In the end it’s only love

We always recognize

In a stormy season

 

Rain rain go away

I sure could use some sun today

 

It comes from out of nowhere

To interrupt your plans

And you find yourself with questions

For what you can’t understand

Waking in a nightmare

That fell into your hands. they don’t give you half a chance

When you ain’t got no answers

Find God in the circumstance

It’s a stormy season

 

There’s always one more lesson to be learned

You got no choice when it’s your turn

 

You meet that cross-eyed nomad

Somewhere on the road

And he takes you someplace scary

That you don’t want to go

Then courage is the virtue

Will you find it in your soul

When there’s no way of escaping

And you’ve got no control

In a stormy season

 

Rain rain go away

I sure could use some sun today


 

Living in a stormy season

Everywhere you look’s a cloud

It’s times like these that test a man

When the hard rain’s coming down

 

When you ain’t got no answers

Find God in the circumstance

It’s a stormy season

 

Sun's Coming Up

Sometimes the night

Seems so long

Like it’s never going to end

Your mind starts playing tricks

You’re getting scared

Just lying there in bed

The spirits in the dark are whispering in your ears

Painting ugly pictures, playing on your fears

Is this your worst nightmare actually coming true?

No none of it is real they’re just fooling you

 

Cause the suns coming up

Soon it will be rising

Lady your in luck

The suns coming up

There’s breakfast on the table

And coffee in your cup

 

So many times

You catch yourself thinking

Oh this must be the end

Can’t bear another minute

Not even one second more

Of this storm you’re living in

Those voices in your head well they keep telling lies

Must be the final curtain that’s right before your eyes

Crying Lord can you help me I need strength to make it through

Then the morning comes with glory and its mercy for you

 

Yeah the suns coming up

Rising with tomorrow

Like it always does

The suns coming up

There’s breakfast on the table

And coffee in your cup

 

Life gets lived one day at a time

And there’s always one more mountain to be climbed

It more then begs a million questions but who knows why

You just take it as it comes and enjoy the ride

 

Cause the suns coming up

Soon it will be rising

Baby your in luck

The suns coming up

There’s light on the horizon

And coffee in your cup

There’s breakfast on the table

And coffee in your cup

 

Neighborhood of My Dreams

People ask where’ve you been

Are you saved and forgiven

Do you believe that life is everlasting

Have you heard about the coming crash

Do you worship at the golden calf

So many questions that get asked for nothing

 

I’m living with an angel on my shoulder and the cross of my reality

On the corner of somewhere and tomorrow

A land of in between

In the neighborhood of my dreams

That’s where you’ll find me

 

People say I hope you’re well

My response is, “As far as I can tell”

Still learning well that life’s about surrender

 

I’m standing on the promise I’ve been given

In the hope of good things yet to come

With a fragile heart from cracks along the sidewalk

Still the child I used to be

In the neighborhood of my dreams

That’s where you’ll find me

 

I’ve changed yet I’m still the same

Older maybe wiser, always young at heart

Still finding missing pieces to the puzzle

 

I’m living with an angel on my shoulder,

A soul redeemed and satisfied

From the avenue of I, hidden valleys in my mind

To know what I believe

In the neighborhood of my dreams

All Those Years Ago

.

 

All those years ago

When we first met

That time in our lives we won’t forget

Sparks and fire, flames of love

Yea, we were the unlikely ones

Yet to us it was plain to see

Me and you, you and me

Were meant to be as one forever

We tried to fight it

We tried to run

But we both lost

And we both won

I lost me and you lost you

We found each other that much is true

Now look at all that we have got to show

Never would have guessed it

All those years ago

 

All those years ago

When we were young

In those carefree days

When we first fell in love

How we got here is hard to know

It happens fast but comes on slow

Never would have guessed it

All those years ago

 

All those years ago

When the kids were born

How we fought to hold those babies in our arms

Still wrestling with our dreams

Trying to learn what grown up means

Now that the time was not our own

Always family close at home

How we’d run to be alone somewhere together

We sacrificed for tomorrow

Grew deeper through our days of sorrow

As time went by the more we learned

to trust in God in our lives

And survived the winds of change whenever they would blow

Never would have guessed it

All those years ago

 

All those years ago

When life was sweet

And everyday was dancing in the street

How we got here is hard to know

It happens fast but comes on slow

Never would have guessed it

All those years ago

 

All those years ago

When the world seemed right

And the only thing in front of us was life

We never dreamed that you’d be gone

And I’d be left to carry on

Without you by my side

To help me through the night

How it happened girl

We’ll never really know

I never would have guessed it

All those years ago

Beautiful History

 

We took the days one by one

We made no measure of the time

There was no fear of things to come

We just lived our lives

 

Dreams into memories

A world of love

Visions of endlessness

 

Beautiful history

That’s what we made

For all the world to see

A beautiful history

One for the ages

Born of destiny

 

You were the fire burning bright

I was a flicker to the flame

Piercing through the dark of night

Ashes still remain

 

Dancing in shadow

Black and white

Seasons of endlessness

 

Beautiful history

That’s what remains

For all the world to see

A beautiful history

One for the ages

Born of you and me

 

Looking back what do you see

People living lives,

In harmony with time

And shining

 

Beautiful history

That’s what remains

A beautiful history

© 2019 The Rocks Management. Purple Heart Recording. Bruce Sudano

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