Songs For Our Times #27

Adrian Peterson Quotes | QuoteHD

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 27th song, I am doing a shameless, and maybe selfish, plug and doing a song I wrote the lyrics on called This Is Not My Hometown. I found Gregory McKenzie on a songwriting site and he agreed to do the music and sing on it. I made the video last night. I am an amateur video maker but I think it turned out alright.

I am pitching it to some publishing companies and hoping someone will think it is as good as I do. So if anyone out there knows someone who knows someone that maybe knows Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Creed Fisher, Colt Ford, Eric Church or Trace Adkins or anyone else you can think of that might sound good on this one, feel free to share it.

The more views and likes I can get, maybe that will help.

Let me know what you think.

lyrics:

This Is Not My Hometown

I remember driving daddy’s old pick up truck

Twenty eight miles to pick you up

You would slide over on that old bench seat

‘Til there was nothing left between you and me

I remember that smile on your face

That’s a memory I can’t erase

Our old hangouts are now closed

And I’m here stirring up ghosts


chorus:

I watch them tear that statue down

That stood in the middle of our hometown

I remember when that town was full of love

How we all gave thanks to God above

As I watch them burn my memories down

I think to myself, this is not my hometown


It’s been awhile since I came to visit

I wonder if you’re still living in it

It seems like just yesterday

You knew in your heart that I couldn’t stay

I remember that year we won state

They decorated streets to celebrate

Those same streets now I see on the news

They say there’s a side and you have to choose


Chorus:

I watch them tear that statue down

That stood in the middle of our hometown

I remember when that town was full of love

How we all gave thanks to God above

As I watch them burn my memories down

And I think to myself, this is not my hometown

Bridge:

I can’t believe my own eyes

This has to be some kind of lie

I fall to my knees and start to cry

I just can’t believe my own eyes

As I watch them tear that statue down

And they’re burning all my memories down

I think to myself that’s not my hometown

I think to myself this can’t be my hometown

Songs For Our Times #26

Robert Counts – Better People Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 26th song, I chose Better People by Robert Counts. This is a new country singer but I believe he is going to be a big star. We just need better people in this world. We need to do better.

lyrics:

Well, we’re right there every Sunday
With a Bible in our hands
We sing along to every song
Bow our heads and say amen
We give ten percent to Jesus
And on a good month, a little more
But to that panhandler down on Church Street
We just nod and lock the door


The world don’t need another soapbox preacher
Talkin’ ’bout streets of gold
Just someone we can lean on
And a steady hand to hold
We don’t need bigger churches
Oh, with higher steeples
We need deeper love, softer hearts
And better people, yeah yeah


I ain’t sayin’ I got it all figured out
There’s still a lot that I don’t know
I’m gonna ask St. Peter ’bout a million things
If he lets me through that door
We’ll sing Amazing Grace with smiling faces
The last ones shall be first
Well, if you ask me, brother what we need’s
More heaven here on earth

The world don’t need another soapbox preacher
Talkin’ ’bout streets of gold
Just someone we can lean on
And a steady hand to hold
We don’t need bigger churches
Oh, with higher steeples
We need deeper love, softer hearts
And better people, yeah yeah


The world don’t need another soapbox preacher
Talkin’ ’bout streets of gold
Just someone we can lean on
And a steady hand to hold
We don’t need bigger churches
Oh, with higher steeples
We need deeper love, softer hearts
And better people, yeah yeah
Oh, we need better people, yeah

Songs For Our Times #25

SIXX:A.M. - Maybe It's Time ft. Corey Taylor, Joe Elliott, Brantley  Gilbert, Ivan Moody, Slash - YouTube

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 25th song, I chose Maybe It’s Time by Sixx A.M. They are one of my favorite rock bands and I chose this new song by them because of all the opoid addiction out there. If you want change, look at yourself and decide to make that change. I know addiction is not as easy as that, but that is the first step.

lyrics:

All the scars, all the lines
On my face they show the times
I’ve abandoned my own life
I can’t breathe, I can’t eat
So I just drink myself to sleep
And embrace this morbid price

But maybe it’s time to heal, maybe it’s time to try
Maybe it’s time to deal with all the pieces in my life
Maybe I’ll sober up, maybe before I die
Maybe I’ll finally deal with all the wreckage in my life

I’m older now, I’m breaking down
My regrets they turn to dust
And soon enough they’ll blow away
When I was young, I was dumb
I was never strong enough
I wish I had the guts to say

Maybe it’s time to heal, maybe it’s time to try
Maybe it’s time to deal with all the pieces in my life
Maybe I’ll sober up, maybe before I die
Maybe I’ll finally deal with all the wreckage in my life

And this was self-inflicted
Yeah I was on a mission
To ruin everything in life
But now I’m so damn ready
Just take my hand and steady
And we will make it through the night

Maybe it’s time to heal, maybe it’s time to try
Maybe it’s time to deal with all the pieces in my life
Maybe I’ll sober up, maybe before I die
Maybe I’ll finally deal with all the wreckage in my life

Maybe it’s time
Maybe it’s time
Maybe it’s time

Songs For Our Times #24

Chapter 12 Playlist: The Technology of Social Consciousness |

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 24th song, I chose The Chain of Love by Clay Walker. I chose this one because I believe every act of kindness you do, will come back to you and then some. Be kind. Help others out. Love each other.

Kindness is contagious.

lyrics:

He was driving home one evening
In his beat-up Pontiac
When an old lady flagged him down
Her Mercedes had a flat

He could see that she was frightened
Standing out there in the snow
‘Til he said ‘I’m here to help you, ma’m
By the way, my name’s Joe’

She said ‘I’m from St. Louis
And I’m only passing through
I must’ve seen a hundred cars go by
This is awful nice of you

‘When he changed the tire
And closed her trunk
And was about to drive away
She said ‘How much do I owe you?’
Here’s what he had to say

‘You don’t owe me a thing
I’ve been there too
Someone once helped me out
Just the way I’m helping you
If you really wanna pay me back
Here’s what you do
Don’t let the chain of love end with you

‘Well, a few miles down the road
The lady saw a small cafe
She went in to grab a bite to eat
And then be on her way

But she couldn’t help but notice
How the waitress smiled so sweet
She must have been eight months
Along and dead on her feet

No, she didn’t know her story
And she probably never will
When the waitress went to get her
Change from a hundred dollar bill

The lady slipped right out the door
And on a nakpin left a note
There were tears in the waitress’ eyes
When she read what she’d wrote

‘You don’t owe me a thing
I’ve been there too
Someone once helped me out
Just the way I’m helping you
If you really wanna pay me back
Here’s what you do
Don’t let the chain of love end with you

‘That night when she got
Home from work
The waitress climbed into bed
She was thinking about the money
And what the lady’s note had said
As her husband lay there sleeping
She whispered soft and low
‘Everything’s gonna be alright
I love you, Joe’

Songs For Our Times # 23

Muddy Magnolias – Brother, What Happened? Lyrics | Genius Lyrics

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 23rd song, I chose Brother What Happened by Muddy Magnolias. Trying to spread the word through music to love and not hate.

lyrics:

Brother, what’s going on?
When did things start going wrong?
Can’t pretend we don’t see where we are
You told me things were gonna change
But you just wanna get your way
Don’t you know you’re breaking my heart?


Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t know anymore
Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t love anymore, yeah


Time to check in with my ego
Just tryna live and let it go
But that’s easier said than done, I tell you now
Baby, put your phone down
Won’t you look me in my eyes now?
It’s been a while since I’ve seen you smile

Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t know anymore
Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t love anymore


My mama told me, don’t throw hate around
Because there’s room for us all in this world
We got each other, my sisters and brothers
So take your love and spread it all around


Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t know anymore
Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t love anymore

So give me that love
Give me that peace now
Give me that trust
Give me that loving, child
Show me that hope, yeah
Show me that joy now
Show me that love
Show me that loving, child

What happened to this world?
We just don’t know anymore
Tell me, what happened to this world?
We just don’t love anymore


Uh, yeah
Who gon’ do it? Yeah
Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it? (Yeah)
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it?
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it?
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it?
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?
Who gon’ do it if we don’t do it? (Yeah)
Who gon’ do it? Who gon’ do it?

Songs For Our Times # 22

Maren Morris - Dear Hate Feat Vince Gill (Lyric Video) - YouTube

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 22nd song, I chose Dear Hate by Maren Morris. Maren wrote this two years ago for the victims of the Vegas shootings. It still applies today.

lyrics:

Dear Hate
I saw you on the news today
Like a shock that takes my breath away
You fall like rain, cover us in drops of pain
I’m afraid that we just might drown

Dear Hate
Well, you sure are colorblind
Your kiss is the cruelest kind
You could poison any mind
Just look at mine
Don’t know how this world keeps spinning ’round and ’round

You were there in the garden, like a snake in the grass
I see you in the morning staring through the looking glass
You whisper down through history and echo through these halls
But I hate to tell you, love’s gonna conquer all

Dear Hate
You were smiling from that Selma bridge
In Dallas, when that bullet hit and Jackie cried
You pulled those towers from the sky
But even on our darkest nights
The world keeps spinning ’round

You were there in the garden, like a snake in the grass
I see you in the morning staring through the looking glass
You whisper down through history and echo through these halls
But I hate to tell you, love’s gonna conquer all

Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh

Dear Love
Just when I think you’ve given up
You were there in the garden when I ran from your voice
I hear you every morning through the chaos and the noise
You still whisper down through history and echo through these halls
And tell me love’s gonna conquer all
Gonna conquer all

Songs For Our Times #21

Good News - YouTube

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 21st song, I chose Good News by Amos & Margaret Raber. I chose this one because we just need some good news please.

Songs For Our Times #20

Do What You Can (Single Edit) - YouTube

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 20th song, I chose a new one by Bon Jovi called Do What You Can. All this stuff happening now, all seems overwhelming. Sometimes you want to make a change but do not know where to start. Mother Teresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things, but we do small things with great love.”

Start small and do what you can. If we all do something small today with great love, it will add up to great change.

Lyrics:

Tonight, they’re shutting down the borders
And they boarded up the schools
Small towns are rolling up their sidewalks
One last paycheck coming through
I know you’re feeling kind of nervous
We’re all a little bit confused
Nothing’s the same, this ain’t a game
We gotta make it through

As we wave outside the window
Older loved ones stay inside
Moms and babies blowing kisses
May be saving someone’s life
They had to cancel graduation
It ain’t fair to Skype the prom
Our kids sit home in isolation
TV news is always on

When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can
This ain’t my prayer, it’s just a thought
I’m wanting to send
‘Round here we bend but down break
Down here, we all understand
When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can

The chicken farm from Arkansas
Bought workers PPE
Not before 500 more
Had succumbed to this disease
Honest men and honest women
Working for an honest wage
I got a hundred point one fever
And we still got bills to pay

When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can
This ain’t my prayer, it’s just a thought
I’m wanting to send
‘Round here we bend but down break
Down here, we all understand
When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can

They built a hospital on East Meadow
In Central Park last night
Doctors, nurses, truckers
Grocery store clerks manning the front lines
I saw a Red Cross on the Hudson
They turned off the Broadway lights
Another ambulance screams by
There by the grace of God go I

Although I’ll keep my social distance
What this world needs is a hug
Until we find the vaccination
There’s no substitute for love
So love yourself and love your family
Love your neighbor and your friend
Ain’t it time we loved the stranger
They’re just a friend you ain’t met yet

When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can
This ain’t my prayer, it’s just a thought
I’m wanting to send
‘Round here we bend but down break
Down here, we all understand
When you can’t do what you do

You do what you can
When you can’t do what you do
You do what you can

Songs For Our Times #19

Nation Pauses To Mark Sept. 11 Attacks : The Two-Way : NPR

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 19th song, in remembrance of 9/11, I chose I Miss You Daddy by DJ Sammy. I don’t care how many times I listen to this song, I cry every time.

Songs For Our Times #18

Stryper - "Make Love Great Again" - Official Lyric Video - YouTube

I believe music can inspire, give hope, make you cry, make you think, and a million other things. I want to start posting some music that I really think speak to the times we are in. As you know, I listen to everything so tune in every day, never know what you will get.

For our 18th song, I chose a new song by Stryper called Make Love Great Again. It is time we choose to stop hating, make love great again.

lyrics:

I’ve been tryin’ to get it right
Tears I’m cryin’
Dark as night
These times are changing
So am I
I’m rearranging wrong from right

But hope is alive
It never died

Make love great again
Fight for it ’til the end
Don’t let the darkness in
Make love great again

There’s a culture
That’s building walls
Just like vultures
Consuming all
Oh, but there’s a fire
That’s burning bright
It won’t expire
Even in spite
Of hatred
It’s flames they are sacred

Make love great again
Fight for it ’til the end
Don’t let the darkness in, no
Make love great again

Make love great again
Fight for the it ’til the end, yeah
Don’t let the darkness in, no
Make love great again, yeah

Make love great again
Make love great again (make love great again)
Make love great again (again)
Make love great again, yeah