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Traditional Gospel/Folk Song. Arrangement: Thomas M. Link

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Run On (Also sometimes called "God Is Gonna Cut You Down") is an old gospel/folk tune probably most famously redone by Johnny Cash, but Elvis and even Moby have done versions of it.  I just added my own twist to the arrangement (as I am so fond of doing).  

Lyrics

Run On (God Is Going To Cut You Down)

Traditional Folk Song
Arrangement copyright © 2012 by Thomas M Link – All Rights Reserved

 

 

Chorus 

You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
But, sooner or later God will cut you down
Sooner or later God will cut you down

Chorus 2 

Go tell that long tongued liar
Go tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Sooner or later God will cut you down
Sooner or later God will cut you down

Verse

Now God almighty let me tell you the news
My head's been wet with the midnight dews
Coming down on my bended knees
Talking to the man from Galilee
God he spoke and he spoke so sweet
I thought I heard the shuffle of angel's feet
He put one hand upon my head
Now listen to me this is what he said:

Chorus 2

Go tell that long tongued liar
Go tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Sooner or later God will cut them down
Sooner or later God will cut them down

 Music

 Verse

You may throw your rock and hide your hand
Working in the dark against your fellow man
As sure as God made the day and the night
What you do in the dark will be brought to the light
You may run and hide, slip and slide
Trying to take the mote from your neighbor’s eyes
As sure as God made the rich and poor
You gonna reap just what you sow

Chorus

You can run  on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time, long time
But, sooner or later God will cut you down
Sooner or later God will cut you down 

2 Music

 Verse

 Some people go to church just to sit in the fire
Try to make a date with the neighbor’s wife
Brother let me tell you as sure as you're born
You better leave that woman alone
Because one of these days now mark my word
You think that brother is going to work
And you'll sneak up and knock on that door
That's all brother you'll knock no more

Chorus 2

Go tell that long tongued liar
Go tell that midnight rider
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Sooner or later God will cut them down
Sooner or later God will cut them down

Sooner or later God will cut you down

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Thomas M. Link

Lyrics

Do It in the Name of Love

Copyright © 2011 by Thomas M. Link – All Rights Reserved

( Music x 4) Intro

 Verse:
She’s cold as snow
Like a freak on blow
Burns like the sun – at forty below
Invited me in
Offered me sin
And said do it in the name of love.

Some say love – Is like a drug
I don’t think they mean kiss and hug
They mean this girl
Who can shatter your world and
Do it in the name of Love
Do it in the name of Love

Music x 2

Verse:
She drives hot, fast cars
Like a rock n’ roll star
You want to die young? You don’t have to go far
The girl is complete
Built to compete and
Do it in the name of Love
Do it in the name of Love.

 Chorus:
Your love is my addiction
Your kisses soft and cold
Your love is my affliction
You came and took my soul
Ten thousand years and longer
That’s all my heart requires
My body aches to hold you
Your touch is all that I desire… though it burns like fire

Music x 4

Verse:
Tattooed – no tan
She ought to be banned
Winks at the boys and they all understand
She’s just a fling
Not a permanent thing
She’ll do it in the name of love 

Goth-black hair
A vampire stare
Skin so white with a porcelain glare
Her Teeth sink in, and
I start thinkin’
Do it in the name of Love
Do it in the name of Love

Chorus:
Your love is my addiction
Your kisses soft and cold
Your love is my affliction
You came and took my soul
Ten thousand years and longer
That’s all my heart requires
My body aches to hold you
Your touch is all that I desire… though it burns like fire

Yeah, Burn, Burn, Burn…
Burn me up like fire. (Yeah!)

Instrumental Break

Chorus:
Your love is my addiction
Your kisses soft and cold
Your love is my affliction
You came and took my soul
Ten thousand years and longer
That’s all my heart requires
My body aches to hold you
Your touch is all that I desire… though it burns like fire

 Music x 4 - Burn me up like fire

 Verse:
Cold as snow
Like a freak on blow
Burns like the sun – at forty below
Invited me in
Offered me sin
And said do it in the name of Love.

Tattooed – no tan
She ought to be banned
Winks at the boys and they all understand
She’s just a fling
Not a permanent thing
She’ll do it in the name of Love
Do it in the name of Love

Goth-black hair
A vampire stare
Skin so white with a porcelain glare
Her teeth sink in, and
I start thinkin’
Do it in the name of love
Do it in the name of love

Outro:
Do it in the name of love
Do it in the name of lovw

Yeah, do it in the name of love
Come on do it in the name of love

Do it in the name of love
Do it in the name of….    Love

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Thomas M. Link

Lyrics

Photo Shop Girlfriend
Copyright © 2011 Thomas M. Link, All Rights Reserved

 

Verse:
When my baby left me,
You know it really broke my heart
But I found an answer
I made brand new start
I’ve got a hot new a girlfriend
The hottest girl you’ve ever seen
And you know I found her
On the cover of a magazine

Chorus:
Photoshop girlfriend
My Photoshop girlfriend
My alibi; just a little white lie
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend
She plays her part
And won’t break my heart
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend

Verse:
See us down in Cancun
Maybe lying in the Tuscan Sun
My baby sees her everywhere
Sees we’re really having fun
I hope she’s feeling jealous
(Yeah) Sorry that she went away
I’m going to make her want me
and this is how I’ll make her pay
 

 Chorus:
(with my) Photoshop girlfriend
My Photoshop girlfriend
My alibi; just a little white lie
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend
She plays her part
And won’t break my heart
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend

Oh Yeah…

Bridge:
She thought I’d play the fool
So I did a little twist on the golden rule
With a part-time model and beauty queen
Now she’s in my pictures and in my dreams
Oh but, it’s such a waste
She’s only cut & paste 

Chorus:
Photoshop girlfriend
My Photoshop girlfriend
My alibi; just a little white lie
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
My Photoshop girlfriend
She plays her part
And won’t break my heart
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend
(Oh, come on now!) 

  Instrumental

 Chorus:
Photoshop girlfriend
My Photoshop girlfriend
My alibi; just a little white lie
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
My Photoshop girlfriend
She plays her part
And won’t break my heart
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
My Photoshop girlfriend

Verse:
Now, if you’re really daring
You get a different girl every night
Post all the pictures
Her jealous heart will see the light
She can see you in Paris
Maybe underneath the Eiffel Tower
You can have any girl you want
If you only give me half an hour

Chorus:
For your Photoshop girlfriend
Your Photoshop girlfriend
Your alibi, just a little white lie
She’s your Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend
She plays her part
Won’t break your heart
She’s your Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend
An alibi, just a little white lie
She’s a Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend

Music/End

 

 

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Thomas M. Link

Lyrics

Photo Shop Girlfriend
Copyright © 2011 Thomas M. Link, All Rights Reserved

 

Verse:
When my baby left me,
You know it really broke my heart
But I found an answer
I made brand new start
I’ve got a hot new a girlfriend
The hottest girl you’ve ever seen
And you know I found her
On the cover of a magazine

Chorus:
Photoshop girlfriend
My Photoshop girlfriend
My alibi; just a little white lie
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend
She plays her part
And won’t break my heart
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend

Verse:
See us down in Cancun
Maybe lying in the Tuscan Sun
My baby sees her everywhere
Sees we’re really having fun
I hope she’s feeling jealous
(Yeah) Sorry that she went away
I’m going to make her want me
and this is how I’ll make her pay

Chorus:
(with my) Photoshop girlfriend
My Photoshop girlfriend
My alibi; just a little white lie
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend
She plays her part
And won’t break my heart
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend

Oh Yeah…

Bridge:
She thought I’d play the fool
So I did a little twist on the golden rule
With a part-time model and beauty queen
Now she’s in my pictures and in my dreams
Oh but, it’s such a waste
She’s only cut & paste

 

Chorus:
Photoshop girlfriend
My Photoshop girlfriend
My alibi, just a little white lie
She's my Photoshop girlfriend
My Photoshop girlfriend
She plays her part
Won’t break my heart
She’s my Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend
Photoshop girlfriend

Music/End

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Thomas M. Link

Lyrics

Color Blind

Copyright © 1994 by Thomas M. Link – All Rights Reserved 

There was fighting in the city
Fires burning to the sky
Hatred isn't ever pretty
Don't we stop to wonder why?

Love is color blind
Why can't love be found?
People so unkind
And everywhere there's panic under… panic underground

People hiding in their mansions
Above the clouds but never free
So caught up in their own pretensions
Are they so blind they cannot see?

(That) Love is color blind
Why can't love be found?
People so unkind
And everywhere there's panic under… panic underground

There’s panic underground
Panic underground!

Instrumental/Vocals

Let us build ourselves and altar
Sacrifice our racial pride
Struggle on though we may falter
To find the truth we are inside

Love is color blind
Why can't love be found?
People so unkind
And everywhere there's panic under… panic underground

Panic underground
Panic underground

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Thomas M. Link

Lyrics

Bionic Man

Music and Words © 1994 Thomas M. Link -- All Rights Reserved

 

 

Verse:
Love has left me battered
Something has been shattered
Terminals and wires are all I am 

Internet disjunction
Freudian dysfunction
Call me -- Bionic Man

Chorus:
And I longed to die to this world
Change and to somehow be reborn
I gave my old life away – (the) Price I chose to pay
Not human anymore

Verse:
Something that’s half living
With a heart that’s beating
I loved once, please understand 

Megabytes and RAM chips
A computer taking head trips
I am -- Bionic Man

Chorus:
And I longed to die to this world
Change and to somehow be reborn
I gave my old life away – (the) Price I chose to pay
Not human anymore

Instrumental

Verse:
I am what they make me
However they may shape me
Use me -- Bionic Man 

Death can never free me
For Love would just remake me
And hurt me -- Bionic Man

Chorus:
So I longed to die to this world
Change and to somehow be reborn
I gave my old life away – (the) Price I chose to pay
Not human anymore

Verse:
Mathematical regression
Funeral procession
All for -- Bionic Man 

Metal chords and sinew
Change whatever’s in you
Empty -- Bionic Man

Chorus:
And I longed to die to this world
Change and to somehow be reborn
I gave my old life away – (the) Price I chose to pay
Not human anymore 

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Thomas Link

Lyrics

I’m Crazy

Copyright © 2011 Thomas M. Link – All Rights Reserved

Music over verse:

Verse:

I made my mind up I had to say
Won’t let anybody steal you away
Baby I’m crazy, crazy for you
The whole world knows it’s true

Verse:

I made my mind up finally today
I’m going down on my knees to pray
Baby I hope you’re crazy too
There’s nothing that we can’t do

Chorus:

Dark things hide in the corners
Lies to hurt us and tear us apart
Lies of cheating, violence, and scandal
Dark tales aimed straight for your heart

Some people just want to hurt others
Evil people, to rule the world
But I know as long as I love you.
I know as long as you are my girl
We’re going to show the world

Verse:

I made my mind up I had to say
Only you can make me crazy this way
Baby I’m crazy, crazy for you
I hope you’re crazy too

Instrumental over verse

I made my mind up I had to say
No one else can make me crazy this way
Baby I’m crazy, crazy for you
I hope you’re crazy too

Chorus:

Dark things hide in the corners
Lies to hurt us and tear us apart
Lies of cheating, violence, and scandal
Dark tales aimed straight for your heart

Some people just want to hurt others
Evil people, to rule the world
But I know as long as I love you.
I know as long as you are my girl
We’re going to show the world

I made my mind up finally today
I’m going down on my knees to pray
Baby, I’m crazy, crazy for you
I hope you’re crazy too

 Begin Outro:

 Music x 2

Baby, Baby I’m crazy, crazy for you

Baby, Baby I’m crazy, crazy for you

Outro verse

The whole world knows it’s true
I hope you’re crazy too

Crazy for you, baby
I’m crazy for you
Crazy for you

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Thomas M. Link

Lyrics

Act 1
Copyright © 1996 by Thomas M. Link – All Rights Reserved

Young we give our love to someone older
Old we search in vain for someone young
Never happy with the hand life’s dealt us
Never sure of what we will become.

Don't lose your heart to darkness
and give your soul to pride
It's easy when you hear love calling
To lose essential things inside.

Why we love is mystery
Love is both our joy and pain
Give too much is Love's undoing
Less we give is more we gain.

Don't lose your heart to darkness
and give your soul to pride
It's easy when you hear love calling
To lose essential things inside

Don't go and lose your soul, girl
Don't give yourself away
Don't go and lose your heart, now
Caught up in the games we play

Don't lose your heart to darkness
and give your soul to pride
It's easy when you hear love calling
To lose essential things inside

Instrumental

Politics and war are mere distractions
Birth and death seem one when first we love
Reason has no voice in our discussions; lately
We have no hope except our hope in love

Don't lose your heart to darkness
and give your soul to pride
It's easy when you hear love calling
To lose essential things inside


Don't go and lose your soul, girl
Don't give yourself away
Don't go and lose your heart, now
Caught up in the games we play

Don't lose your heart to darkness
and give your soul to pride
It's easy when you hear love calling
To lose essential things inside

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Thomas M. Link

Lyrics

I’ll Take You Away
Copyright © 2010 Thomas M. Link, All Rights Reserved

Music…

Verse:
You were just what I prayed for
Then you looked in my eyes
You captured my heart and saved me
Stolen in the nick of time
When you look in my heart you see me
Like a child sees something new
When I look in your eyes I discover
A love both deep and true

Chorus:
Give me your love, and I won’t forsake it
Give me your heart, I promise I won’t break it
Give me your dreams and we will make it
Give me your hand; I’ll take you away.

Verse:
Now I’ve asked the question
What will your answer be?
Is this love for a moment?
Or have we found our destiny
I want to ease your heartache
When the world is cold and gray
Hold you into the night time
And love you every day


Chorus:
Give me your love, and I won’t forsake it
Give me your heart, I promise I won’t break it
Give me your dreams and we will make it
Give me your hand; I’ll take you away.

1st Bridge:
I know and you know
We’ve heard this story before
Juliet and Romeo
The love of Tristan and Isolde
Promises broken and lost
Love can come at a terrible cost
Hearts ache and heartbreak.
It’s a chance we all have to take

Chorus:
So give me your love, and I won’t forsake it
Give me your heart, I promise I won’t break it
Give me your dreams, and we will make it
Give me your hand; I’ll take you away.

2nd Bridge:
It’s a hard, cruel world
And people put you down
It’s hard to find you true love, baby
Searching in the lost and found
We might have looked forever
And missed a love that is so true
So put my ring upon your finger
I’ll be there for you

Chorus:
Give me your love, and I won’t forsake it
Give me your heart, I promise I won’t break it
Give me your dreams and we will make it
Give me your hand; I’ll take you away.


Chorus:
Give me your love, and I won’t forsake it
Please give me your heart, I promise I won’t break it
Give me your dreams and we will make it
Give me your hand; I’ll take you away.

Give me your hand; I’ll take you away.

Oh, baby give me your hand; I’ll take you away.

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Written by Merle Travis, © Merle's Girls Music (BMI), Arrangement with Permission

Lyrics

 

 

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Thomas M. Link

Lyrics

Jesus Wasn’t Hungry
Copyright © 1994 Thomas M. Link – All Rights Reserved

Siddhartha wept when he looked at his nation
Jesus fed the hungry while he offered salvation
Krishna taught Arjuna how to raise up the weaker
But we can't hear the message If we don't hear the speaker

Yeah! Rules we are defying
Fools who stand there denying
Hope is like food for the tired of living
Food is your hope when no one is giving a damn

Try to feed your spirit when your stomach is hollow
Freezing in the rain when there is no sun to follow
Abraham can't save you outside the temple
But, I used to think like you - the answers were simple

Yeah! Rules we are defying
Fools who stand there denying
Hope is like food for the tired of living
Food is your hope when no one is giving a damn

Jesus wasn't hungry
Still he fed five-thousand that were
And even though you might be a loser
There's still hope for a cure

You shouldn't live your life
Like something was eating your brain
But no one ever said
The meaning was plain

Mohammed cried out when he saw the homeless
Those who are displaced and wandering aimless
The Tao councils we should walk in the middle
But, Lao-tse would not deny - you should give back a little

Yeah! Rules we are defying
Fools who stand there denying
Hope is like food for the tired of living
Food is your hope when no one is giving a damn

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Thomas M. Link

Lyrics

Deserted Sand
Copyright © 1969 by Thomas M. Link – All Rights Reserved

Out across the deserted sand
Deserted heart a deserted man
A lonely man with no place to go
And nobody that he knows

And he will cry, he will cry
Tears to wash the hurt away
Cry, he will cry
Hoping love comes another day

Out along the streets alone
A thousand people, but none his own
“We don’t care” they seem to say
And so he goes on his way

And he will cry, he will cry
Tears to wash the hurt away
Cry, he will cry
Hoping love comes another day
(Oh Yeah)

Music x 1

A pretty woman she hangs her head
Deep inside feeling love is dead
A lonely heart with no place to go
And nobody that she’s knows

And she will cry, she will cry
Tears to wash the hurt away
Cry, she will cry
Hoping Love comes another day


And in the coffee shops and in the bars
Underneath all the empty stars
We don’t care people seem to say
And so we go on our way

And we will cry, we will cry
Tears to wash the hurt away
Cry, we will cry
Hoping love comes another day
(All the people)

Music/Instrumental x 2

In the heart of every man
There is some deserted sand
In the heart of a woman too
So here’s what you have to do

So you don’t cry, you don’t cry
Tears to wash the hurt away
Cry, you don’t cry
Hoping love comes another day

If you both can be lonely too
Here is an answer for both of you
Get together – and you both can say
Maybe love will be here to stay

And you won’t cry, you won’t cry
Tears to wash the hurt away
Cry, you won’t cry
Hoping love comes another day, (oh no)
‘Cause love will be here to stay,

Say it with me
Love will be here to stay, (come on now)
Love will be here to stay, (All the people)
Love will be here to stay, (You know)
Love will be here to….
Love will be here to stay.


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Thomas M. Link

Lyrics

My Love Song
Copyright © 2011 by Thomas M. Link – All Rights Reserved

Verse:
Before you, life was empty 
Like a song I’ve yet to write
An ocean vast and empty without sail

But, your love is like my guitar
It can play soft melodies
Or turn it up and let the music wail

Chorus:
I’m not a big rock singer; I’m not a country star
I may never be an Idol; I’ll never get that far
But, there’s a melody inside me, deep down deep in my heart
Your love is my song –and that’s where my music starts.

Verse:
I’m not famous or pretty
Or a star up on the screen
I love you girl and please don’t get me wrong

No matter what life offers
All my love I’ll give to you
And all I feel goes right here in my song

Chorus:
I’m not a big rock singer; I’m not a country star
I may never be an Idol; I’ll never get that far
But, there’s a melody inside me, deep down deep in my heart
Your love is my song – and that’s where my music starts.

Instrumental / Bridge

 

Verse:
I swear that I will love you
Until my dying day
It doesn’t matter if you go or stay

But when you hear me sing “I love you”
I hope you know it’s you
That fills my heart with every word I say

Chorus:
I’m not a big rock singer; I’m not a country star
I may never be an Idol; I’ll never get that far
But, there’s a melody inside me, deep down deep in my heart
Your love is my song – and that’s where my music starts.

Your love is my song – and that’s where my music starts.

Your love is my song – and that’s where my music starts.

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Thomas M. Link

Lyrics

Tin Soldier
Copyright © 2011 Thomas M. Link – All Rights Reserved

Verse:

I am just a tin soldier
In this undeclared war
My beliefs are my comfort
They’re what I’m fighting for

Blame the lazy and wicked
That is my battle cry
I am just a tin soldier,
And I never ask why

Verse:
I watched the rich fill their coffers
I heard rage in the streets
Not one tithe would they offer
And I believed their deceit

Now the rich have their comfort
While my countrymen die
Am I still a tin soldier?
I have tears in my eyes

Chorus:
And I never thought this could happen to me
This is a world that never should be
I watched as my world came crumbling down
And I heard my own cry – in that terrible sound

Bridge:
Now you may be rich off the working and poor
But, open your eyes to the wolves at the door
They may seem weak and you may be strong.
But what have you won when the future is gone?

Verse:
I am just a tin soldier
with the battle lines drawn
I thought I saw tomorrow
In the fires of dawn

But the fires were anger
And the promise a lie
Am I still a tin soldier?
I have tears in my eyes

Chorus:
And I never thought this could happen to me
This is a world that never should be
I watched as my world came crumbling down
And I heard my own cry – in that terrible sound

Yes I heard my own cry – in that terrible sound


I – am - just – a - tin - soldier

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Thomas M. Link

Lyrics

Native Son
Copyright © 1994 Thomas M. Link – All Rights Reserved

 
Verse:
Your skin is dark and you're a native son
My skin is not and yet we all are one
Why judge each other by the color of our skin
It's just a temple God is dwelling in

Chorus:
Revolution
It's a refusal to submit
Revolution
If you want it people, this is it

Verse:
Although we’re different and my parents say
I must not love you I must stay away
It doesn't matter what your name or race
I love what's deep inside behind your face

Chorus:
Revolution
It's a refusal to submit
Revolution
If you want it people, this is it
 
Hell Yeah!

Instrumental


Verse:
Why should I pray to gods who long are dead?
When I don't hear their truth inside my head?
They speak of spirit, but they stink of man
And make a lie of what I really am.

Chorus:
Revolution
It's a refusal to submit
Revolution
If you want it people, this is it

Verse:
So come beside me, touch me deep inside
Together we'll find where our spirits hide
It doesn't matter what our name or race
You love what's deep inside behind my face

Chorus:
Revolution
It's a refusal to submit
Revolution
If you want it people, this is it

If you want it people, this is it

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Thomas Link

Lyrics

That’s Life

Copyright © 2010 Thomas M. Link – All Rights Reserved

Musical Intro:

Verse:

Just a boy with a handful of dreams
Made a deal with the devil it seems
You were betrayed by a cheating heart
Playing with fire is not very smart

Gave up the dreams for money and fame
Now they’re all gone; who’s really to blame
She took your money - the shirt off your back
All for a smile and roll in the sack

Chorus:

That's life,
(Answer) That's right

Well, that’s what people say
Oh well, that's life
(Answer) That's right

You just got in the way

Verse:

Found your boss was cheating the town
Spread the news everywhere around
Now you’re unemployed - out on the street
Better be careful with the things you tweet

Been talking bad ‘bout the government
Sure don’t like where your money’s been spent
You get a visit from the IRS
Now you find you’re in a terrible mess

Chorus:

That's life,
(Answer) That's right

That’s what people say
Oh well, that’s life
(Answer) That's right

You just got in the way

Bridge:

You got trouble in your corner
I’m sorry to say

And boy I’m here to warn ya’
You ain’t getting away

New York to California
I hear the people say

You got trouble in your corner
You got hell to pay (so they say…)

Chorus:

That's life,
(Answer) That's right

That’s what people say
Oh well, that's life.
(Answer) That's right

You just got in the way

½ Verse:

Now you’re all alone out on the street
Sleepin’ with every girl you meet.
You better be careful ‘fore you jump in the sheets
The jailhouse rocks and the twitter-birds tweet

Chorus:

That's life,
(Answer) That's right

That’s what people say
Oh well, that's life
(Answer) That's right

You just got in the way

Instrumental  ½ Bridge

Chorus out:

That's life,
(Answer) That's right

That’s what people say
Oh well, that’s life
(Answer) That's right

You just got in the way

That's life,
(Answer) That's right

That’s what people say
Oh well, that's life.
(Answer) That's right

You just got in the way
Yeah, that’s what people say
You just got in the way

Oh well, that’s life (spoken)

Guitar Coda

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Mister Link (tm)
Thomas M. Link

Story

This song started as an idea in September that seemed a bit out of reach for a song-writer musician who, to this point, had played swing-style big band as a drummer. When I decided to engage StudioPros (www.studiopros.com) to help with my album project, I thought, "why not!?" and decided to produce this swing number and try to get it out by Christmas. I did (barely), but it will be here for next Christmas and hopefully many after as well. Please enjoy. Although I'm going back to my rock roots for the album, I do have a few more cool swing band ideas as well, including a showcase piece for the drums. If you like Swingin' Christmas, let me know and I'll work adding some other swing numbers to my reportoire!

Lyrics

Swingin’ Christmas

Copyright © 2011 by Thomas M. Link – All Rights Reserved

 

Christmas time is finally here
Time to spread some Christmas cheer
And remember why we’re here
Let’s sing some Christmas songs

Up above the stars are bright
Down below it’s snowy white
Let’s wake up this silent night
And swing some Christmas songs

If you can’t sing like Ella or Sinatra too
You can be one happy fella
Singin’ ‘bout things the angels do.

Underneath the Christmas star
People join from near and far
Doesn’t matter where you are
Let’s swing some Christmas songs

Music

Maybe you like hip hop or good old rock n’ roll
Maybe you like funky soul
It doesn’t matter how you roll

Whether you are young or old
Time to brave the Christmas cold
Let your voice be loud and bold
And swing some Christmas songs

Music

Up above the stars are bright
Down below the snow is white
Let’s wake up this silent night
And swing some Christmas songs

Maybe it takes you higher rockin’ round the Christmas tree
Or chestnuts on an open fire
May be all that you desire

Christmas time is finally here
Time to spread some Christmas cheer
And remember why we’re here
Let’s swing some Christmas songs

Instrumental

Maybe all is calm and bright
Or jingle bells will make things right
Don’t be frosty and uptight
Let’s swing some Christmas songs

So when you hear them carol don’t sit there and be rude
Otherwise I swear I’ll
Have to turn and call you Mr. Scrooge.

Up above the stars are bright
Down below the snow is white
Let’s wake up this silent night
And swing some Christmas songs

Christmas time is finally here
Time to spread some Christmas cheer
And remember why we’re here (Slow Outro)
Let’s Swing some Christmas
Sing Some Christmas
Swing- Some – Christmas - Songs

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