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Lift

"Lift"

all songs written by
Charlie Braun © 2006





BRING IT HOME TO ME

SOMETIMES WE’LL WANT IT AND SOMETIMES WE WON’T
SOMETIMES WE’LL GET IT AND SOMETIMES WE DON’T
SOMETIMES WE KNOW WHAT IT TAKES TO HAVE WHAT WE NEED

Chorus:
WELL ITS TRUE FOR ME AND IF ITS TRUE FOR YOU
TAKE YOUR LOVE WHERE LOVE WAITS FOR YOU..
AND BRING IT HOME TO ME   
BRING IT HOME TO ME

BELIEVE ME BABY, ITS GONNA BE FINE
YOU FOLLOW YOUR HEART, AND I’LL FOLLOW MINE
I TELL YOU RIGHT NOW, I KNOW WHERE ITS GONNA LEAD
Chorus:

Bridge:
BEEN FOREVER SINCE I FELT THIS WAY
WANNA COME HOME TO THE SAME SOMEONE DAY AFTER DAY
ITS NOT THE TIME ITS NOT THE PLACE
ITS HOW WE MEET EACH OTHER FACE TO FACE




LEVEE AROUND MY HEART

YOU LOVED ME JUST UNTIL YOU GOT YOUR HOOK IN 
AS IF THAT WASN’T BAD ENOUGH
YOU KNOCKED ME DOWN WHEN I WASN’T LOOKIN’
MAN YOU CAN’T MAKE TENDER OUT OF TOUGH
YOU SAID YOU’RE TAKING ME TO ENCINITAS
INSTEAD YOU TOOK ME DOWN THE ROAD TO RUIN
NOTHIN’ LEFT TO DO BUT PICK UP THE PIECES
AND I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU END UP DOIN’

Chorus:
I’M GOING DOWN TO NEW ORLEANS
TO SEE HOW MUCH ITS GONNA TAKE
CAUSE THE WAY YOU TURNED ME INSIDE OUT
IS LIKE THE HURRICANES THEY TRIED KEEPING OUT
I DON’T THINK ANYONE DOWN THERE IS GONNA MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE
I’M GONNA BUILD A LEVEE AROUND MY HEART THAT WILL NEVER BREAK
I’M GONNA BUILD A LEVEE AROUND MY HEART THAT JUST WON’T EVER BREAK

YOU NEVER FEEL LIKE YOU LOSE SO MUCH
AS WHEN YOU HAVE WHAT YOU LOVE, THEN ITS TAKEN AWAY
NOW ITS MADE ME ALL CLOSED UP
I’M GONNA MAKE DAMN SURE IT STAYS THAT WAY




ALREADY THERE

YOU COULD SAY THAT LOVE IS BLIND
TAKES IT’S TOLL, OR IT TAKES IT’S TIME
BUT FALLING FOR YOU BABY IS SOMETHING FINE
NOW I’M ALREADY THERE

WE ALL DREAM OF MYSTERY
HOW IN THE WORLD DID YOU FIND ME
AND NOW IF YOU WANNA KNOW WHERE I’LL BE
WELL I’M ALREADY THERE

Bridge:
YOU TAKE A CHANCE OR YOU CAN’T WIN
THE VERY THING WE CAME HERE FOR
TO FIND SOMEONE WHO WILL LET YOU IN
ITS NEVER BEEN THIS WAY BEFORE

AND WHAT YOU GAVE YOU GAVE FOR FREE
AND I COULD FEEL WHAT I COULD NOT SEE
YOU CAN TAKE IT BACK, OR YOU CAN TAKE IT FROM ME
THAT I’M ALREADY THERE




CAN’T UNRING THAT BELL

I HEAR THE CHURCH BELL, DOWN THE VALLEY
AND IT REMINDS ME ALL TOO WELL,
WHETHER ITS SOFT OR SOUNDS LIKE THUNDER
NO YOU CAN’T UNRING THAT BELL

I ASKED THE PREACHER ABOUT MY TROUBLES
SAID NOW I JUST DON’T SLEEP TOO WELL
SINCE I LEFT THAT WOMAN TO RING THOSE CHIMES OF FREEDOM
HE SAID NOW YOU CAN’T UNRING THAT BELL

Chorus:
ONCE YOU TAKE A STEP, ONCE YOU SAY THOSE WORDS
WELL YOU’VE LAID IT DOWN FOR GOOD
AND YOU CAN SEEK FORGIVENESS FOR THE WRONGS YOU’VE DONE
BUT YOU’LL NEVER GET THAT RING UNRUNG

ONLY TIME WILL HEAL THOSE SORROWS
JUST LIKE THOSE ECHOES FINALLY FADE IN THE WELL
SO JUST REMEMBER, BEFORE YOU GET STARTED
NO YOU CAN’T UNRING THAT BELL.




YOUR FAVORITE EVERYTHING  


YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER, SEEMS LIKE ITS ALWAYS BLOOMING 
YOUR FAVORITE SONG IS ALWAYS ON THE RADIO 
YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE IS AWAYS ON  DOWN AT THE ROXY 
YOUR FAVORITE EVERYTHING IS EVERYWHERE I GO   

YOUR FAVORITE WINE IS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SEASON 
YOUR FAVORITE BOOK IS ALWAYS BY MY BEDSIDE PHONE
YOUR FAVORITE SHIRT OF MINE ALWAYS JUMP  RIGHT OFF THE HANGAR 
YOUR FAVORITE EVERYTHING IS EVERYWHERE I GO   

Bridge:
IF I COULD JUST TURN OFF MY SENSES 
I WOULDN'T HAVE TO SEE LIFE THROUGH THESE LENSES 
IF I COULD JUST TURN MY HEART TO STONE 
I WOULDN'T FEEL LIKE I MISS YOU SO MUCH,
'CAUSE I MISS YOU EVERYWHERE I GO  

YOUR FAVORITE LIPSTICK ALWAYS THE TASTE THAT’S ON MY LIPS
YOUR FAVORITE COLOR'S IN EVERY SUNSET GLOW  
YOUR FAVORITE PERFUME WELL, IT JUST WON’T LEAVE  MY PILLOW 
YOUR FAVORITE EVERYTHING IS EVERYWHERE I GO 




TIVOLI DAY       


SHE WALKED DOWN THE FESTIVAL SITE OUT ON TIVOLI DAY
HEY GIRL WHERE’D YOU BE LAST NIGHT, NO SHE WOULDN’T SAY
NOW SHE’S OUT ON TIVOLI DAY

AND THE BRASS BAND PLAYING LIKE A HOT TAMALE MARCHED RIGHT INTO THE FREY
SHE FOLLOWED THAT SOUND AND I FOLLOWED HER GLADLY DOWN TO THE HARBOR CAFE
WE WENT OUT ON TIVOLI DAY

Chorus:
WELL I TURN MY EYES TO THE BACK OF MY MIND
BUT IF I LOOK TOO LONG I’M GONNA GO BLIND
I CAME HERE WITH A HEART TO FIND
AND NOTHIN’S GONNA GET IN MY WAY
I’M OUT ON TIVOLI DAY

SO I SANG HER ONE VERSE OF A BRAND NEW SONG GIVEN MYSELF AWAY
AND SHE SANG ONE OF HER OWN BEFORE LONG AND I KNEW I’D HAVE TO STAY
OUT ON TIVOLI DAY





RIBBONS OF JOY


HERE WE STAND AT OUR HORIZON
TRYING HARD TO UNDERSTAND
IF AT LEAST WE KNOW WHAT HEXAGRAM OUR LOVE LIES IN
IT’D BE THE TIE THAT BINDS US HAND IN HAND

WE COULD USE SOME EXPLANATION
WHY HEAVEN AND EARTH JUST WON’T DIVIDE
BUT HERE’S THE ROAD, BABE, AND THERE’S THE DESTINATION
WE COULD TAKE IT TO HEART OR JUST LET IT RIDE

Chorus:
AND I BELIEVE THERE’S MIRACLES THAT COME AND THEY KNOCK AT OUR DOOR
THEY’VE TAKEN THEIR TIME BUT NOW I KNOW WHAT THAT’S FOR
BEHIND EVERYTHING GOOD, THERE’S SOMETHING THAT COULD
BRING FORTUNES OF LOVE, AND RIBBONS OF JOY

I WOULD HAVE THIS IN A MOMENT
CAUSE EVERY MOMENT IS OUR LIFE
WITH EVERY KISS GOODNIGHT THAT’S OUR CHANCE TO KNOW IT
AND WE TAKE IN WHAT’S BEEN OUTSIDE





SWEET LORRAINE


SWEET LORRAINE DRIVING MY HEART LIKE A RUNAWAY TRAIN
I’M INSANE WITH MY EAR TO THE TRACK FOR YOU CALLING MY NAME
YOU’RE MY FLAME, SWEET LORRAINE

YOU WERE SWEET LORRAINE, RIGHT ON TIME AND RIGHT AS RAIN
WRITING YOUR NAME AND MINE IN A HEART ON THE WINDOWPANE
YOU’RE MY FLAME, SWEET LORRAINE

YOU WERE  SWEET LORRAINE EVEN WHEN LOVE GOT CAUGHT IN A HURRICANE
WHAT A SHAME, BUT I NEVER WANT TO LET YOU GO AGAIN
YOU’RE MY FLAME, SWEET LORRAINE

Bridge 1:
HEY NOW NOTHING CAN STOP YOU FROM EVER MAKING IT THROUGH
NOT WHEN SOMEBODY LOVES YOU THE WAY THAT I DO

YOU WERE SWEET LORRAINE, AND I’M GONNA TELL YOU EVERY CHANCE I CAN
SO TIGHTEN THE REINS, AND TAKE ME FOR A RIDE CAUSE I’M YOUR MAN
AND YOU’RE MY FLAME, SWEET LORRAINE

Bridge 2:
FINALLY HERE IS THE LIFE I HAD PLANNED
WITH YOUR HEART IN MY HEART AND YOUR HAND IN MY HAND

YOU WERE SWEET LORRAINE DRIVING MY HEART LIKE A RUNAWAY TRAIN
GOING INSANE CAUSE I NEVER WANNA LET YOU GO AGAIN
YOU’RE MY FLAME, SWEET LORRAINE
CALL MY NAME, YOU’LL ALWAYS REMAIN SWEET LORRAINE




RIO HO


I GOT ONE TICKET FOR AN EASTBOUND TRAIN
ONE SUITCASE AND I’M GONE AGAIN
CORA DE PRESA ON THE SPANISH PLAIN
TAKES ME DOWN TO RIO HO
VOY A VIAJA, VIAJA YO

I GOT ONE LETTER THAT I’LL SEND BACK HOME
ONE NIGHT TO TRAVEL ALL ALONE
ONE QUESTION ON THE TELEPHONE
SENDS ME DOWN TO RIO HO
VOY A VIAJA, VIAJA YO

Bridge:
AND WE’RE ROLLING OUT OF THE STATION
GOT MY HAND WRAPPED AROUND THIS INVITATION
PASSAMOS POR E NO SE SU YAMA
BUT THE BRIGHT STARS PEEKING FROM EL COCHE CAMA

AND MANANA DRIVES ME TO THE RISING SUN
ONE DAY GONE AND ANOTHER BEGUN
I’M ON MY WAY TO MEET SOMEONE
THAT I DON’T EVEN KNOW
TAKE ME DOWN TO RIO HO
VOY A VIAJA, VIAJA YO

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