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Michael Neill
Heaven's Come To Me
Rise And Fall
Tagging Along
Railroad Heaven
Time Passes
Backburner
Close Your Eyes
Nobody Special
Can't Make A Bad Day Good
Preaching Out The Gospel

Try A Little Harder
Freedom's The Sky
I've Been Dreaming
Lonely Man
Make It On My Own
Maybe It Will Be Tomorrow
Pretty Day
Railroad Heaven
Thats What Good Friends Do
Through Your Eyes
Try A Little Harder

Playing For Keeps
Bailey's Bay
Buried in Lonely
Cupid's Arrow
Freedom
I Had A Dream
I'll Be There
It's Love
Nothing Matters
Silent Lover
Simple Songs

Where Do We Go From Here
Where do we go from here
Lovers tonight
Lovers tonight (Acoustic)
I don't work that way
Never wrote a love song
Small town woman
Lonely heart
Take me away
Everything to me
I really love you
Work'n man blues

Memorable Times
Big Bucks
Catered to Your Feelings
Do You Remember
I'm The One
Let's Rock
Memorable Times
Running Silent
Suddenly
Time Moves Too Fast
When She's Crying




Heaven's Come To Me
michael neill

Now I lay me down to sleep.....pray the Lord my soul to keep
Momma told me a good man ...will get to heaven in the end
Give a hand up to the weak....share the food that you eat
Do your best while you’re here on earth...and live life for all it’s worth

Chorus
Imagine my surprise... when I gazed into her eyes
The most beautiful angel you’ve ever seen
Then I realized......Heaven’s come to me

Seems I got some good advice....It’s the way I try to live my life
A simple sort of plan ....Just to do the best you can
Share your time while you’re here on earth...and live life for all it’s worth
Momma told me a good man ...will get to heaven in the end

Chorus
Imagine my surprise... when I gazed into her eyes
The most beautiful angel you’ve ever seen
Then I realized......Heaven’s come to me

Bridge

Thought I knew what love was but I just couldn’t see
Those that came before her never held the key
Then a special Angel’s here to set my spirit free
Now I’ll spend my life with the one that heaven sent for me

Instrumental

Chorus + End

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Rise And Fall
michael neill Intro (slowly)

Rise and fall...love’s barometer can measure all

You got Cupid’s arrow running through the heart
Puppy love’in from the very start
Passion kisses and a close up hug
Seems like you can never get enough... of that..

Chorus
Rise and Fall, loves barometer can measure all of that...
Rise and Fall, loves barometer can measure all

You feel the pressure and you feel the strain
You see that love’in start to wax and wain
Bonds start to weaken, start to fade and then
You find that spark that lights it up again...and it’s a

Chorus

Love’s a complex little game of the heart
Sometimes beaming, sometimes broken apart
Just the puzzle pieces of your life
You never get it wrong, you never get it right..it’s just a

Bridge
It’s passion kisses, it’s what the heart gives
It’s just the measure straight from the heart

Instrumental

Chorus (multiple repeat and fade)

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Tagging Along
michael neill

I can’t have you but you know that I care
Coming home knowing you won’t be there
Just sitting here biding my time
Knowing you’re the only thing on my mind

CHORUS
AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHY I'M TAGGING ALONG
YOU SAID YOU DON'T KNOW WHY I'M TAGGING ALONG

No one knows the way that I feel
All I know is that my feelings are real
Been trying to tell you what’s been on my mind
And you keep giving me the same damn old line

Chorus

Bridge

Some may offer you expensive things
or give you houses that were built for a king
but cold and empty a house ain’t a home
with all those riches you will still be alone

Instrumental

Much can be said about the ways of the heart
Devoid of love it can be broken apart
There is no solitary way to romance
How about giving us just one single chance

Chorus and end

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Railroad Heaven
michael neill

Well they call me one of the box-car men
The kind that feels the rails and then
Everyone is talking about the 507
They all say we’re going to railroad heaven

Through a lot of sun and a lot of rain
I’ve seen the bottom of a million trains
Spent all my life just hopping freights
Soon I’ll be riding through the open gate of…

Chorus:
Railroad heaven Railroad heaven
A nonstop ride on the 507
I be all right…when it happens to me
Good God who would believe I’ll be all right…all right now

Fell off this train and broke my back
They laid me out on the railroad track
Packed me up for the 507
Now they say I’m going to railroad heaven

Railroad heaven Railroad heaven
A nonstop ride on the 507
I be all right …when it happens to me
Good God who would believe I’ll be all right…all right now

michael neill
robin Roberts

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Time Passes
michael neill

Young boy sits on his grandpa’s knee... Hears about things that used to be
A simpler time way back then...He said men were men

Woman stares at a picture book...Looks at photos that someone took
Gave up a baby way back then...Wonders how’s she been

Chorus
Time passes, sometimes seems to fly
If I could go back and tell them why
The hard choices they did have to make
Made us stronger and who we are

A cross is placed on a soldier’s grave...Represents just how brave
Mother stares and begins to cry...Oh! She wonders why

Martin Luther and JFK...Fought for rights in their own way
Struggle between black and white...We still ain’t got it right

Chorus

Bridge
We all slip through this life
And it’s time that always makes it right

Instrumental

Woman stares at a picture book...Looks at photos that someone took
Gave up a baby way back then...Wonders how’s she been
Wonders how’s she been...

Chorus and end

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Backburner
michael neill

(ADCFG)

Chorus –
Backburner – you tell me that you love me...
Don’t let me simmer here day after day
Backburner – I might start boiling over...
I just start burning when you treat me this way

---------------

I come calling but you don’t feel like responding      FG
With your friends you always push me away
I try calling but I always get your message center
It says leave a message and I’ll get back to you today      Am

I sent an email to remind you that I’m waiting
Anticipating ... that you’ll call me real soon
Next was a text line... to tell you that I’m fine
I won’t keep waiting for another afternoon

Chorus I’m on the...

I guess it’s over... I hear your friends are saying
You found your true love and that one isn’t me
But baby...Just remember...I won’t be waiting
What you think is true love just won’t come to be.

I come calling but you don’t feel like responding      FG
With your friends you always push me away
I try calling but I always get your message center
Left you a message that I’m leaving you today      Am

Chorus & End

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Close Your Eyes
michael neill

Distance makes it hard to say I love you
Can’t be there for a birthday surprise
So I ask that you just try to imagine
Can you see me when you close your eyes

I hear your words of strength and I wonder
If hand in hand we’ll see heaven’s sunrise
And I’m sure that we will always be together
Can you see me when you close your eyes

Chorus
Close your eyes...see a memory
Close your eyes...say a prayer
Close your eyes...just remember
If you see me I will always be there...
If you see me I will always be there...

You make our life a magical journey
You give your love without compromise
And I know that we will always be together
Can you see me when you close your eyes

Chorus

Bridge

Our bond comes from the dreams we shared together
A love that’s always true
And our heart and souls will always live forever
Can you see me when you close your eyes
Can you see me when you close your eyes

Instrumental

You make our life a magical journey
You give your love without compromise
And I know that we will always be together
Can you see me when you close your eyes

Chorus and end

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Nobody Special
michael neill

I went down to the river just to kill a little time
Don’t know what to give her to make that girl mine
But if she really loves me ...how will I know
I can’t find the answer and it hurts me so

Chorus
But if she really loves me Lord...I guess I’ll see
Cause I’m nobody special...I’m just plain old me

Been sitting here waiting for...you know who
She hasn’t come knocking and I don’t know what to do
But if she really loves me ...how will I know
I can’t find the answer and it hurts me so

Chorus

Instrumental

Chorus x2 and end

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Cant Make A Bad Day Good
michael neill

No matter what you wear…No matter what you do
Don’t matter where you go…you just know it’s true
When it doesn’t go down quite the way it should…
Can’t make a bad day good

It can be Winter, Summer, Spring, or Fall
Well the time of year doesn’t matter at all
Take a number from the misunderstood
Can’t make a bad day good

Chorus
Well you can’t make a bad day good
You try to turn it around as if you only could
Close your eyes and wish that it would
You can try, try, try …
Can’t make a bad day good

City streets full of broken dreams
Someone asks you to take one for the team
Some days don’t work out the way they should
Can’t make a bad day good

Instrumental

Walk on out and get in your car
There is a ticket on the window cause of where you are
You know where you’d like to shove it if you could
Can’t make a bad day good

You just can’t make a bad day good
Just try to turn it around as if you only could
You can close your eyes and wish that it would
You can try, try, try... try, try try… try, try try…
Can’t make a bad day good

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Preaching Out The Gospel
michael neill

It was not my dream but I compromised
Lived my life through someone else’s eyes
Shouldn’t be like this...don’t want to live like that
She took the best of me... I’m here to take it back

My friend’s told me that I should beware
A preacher’s daughter would never care
Thought that she was the one for me... but
Now my life’s a tragedy

Chorus
She was preaching out the gospel...I got so confused
She was preaching out that gospel...now I’m singing the blues

I’ve got a patchwork quilt of broken dreams
Another page in her book of schemes
She’ll say anything to stay in control
She just chips away at my very soul

Thought our love was for all time
She made her bed and I guess I made mine
It’s a Siren’s song in a witch’s game
Forever changing ...never the same

Chorus
She was preaching out the gospel...I felt so abused
She was preaching out that gospel...now I’m singing the blues
She was preaching out the gospel...I got so confused

Instrumental

It was not my dream but I compromised
Lived my life through someone else’s eyes
Shouldn’t be like this...don’t want to live like that
She took the best of me I’ll never get it back

I’ve got a patchwork quilt of broken dreams
Another page in her book of schemes
She’ll say anything to stay in control
She just chips away at my very soul

Chorus (fade and end)

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Freedom's The Sky
michael neill

When I plant kisses on your brow
You're part of me and I wonder how
When I tempt you with a golden ring
My freedom soars above most everything

You were my desire that ignited all the fire
that became all the passion that was burning out of control.
We became a perfect balance, seemed we withstand any challenge
Just like 2 hearts bound together that will never let go. 

Wedding bands grow wings and fly
So you and I had to say goodbye
Though through it all it seems so absurd
That freedom's the sky and not the bird. 

I was a little young, naive, a little innocent,
Did not believe that I could get confused between passion and love.
When the passion went out of fashion
I was surprised by the reaction
that you packed up your emotion
and then you let me go. 

A little scared ...a little confused
A little upset ...a little abused
Not sure where to go ...I cry a little tear
Got to find a way out from here


Music Michael Neill
Lyrics Michael Neill & Robin Roberts

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I've Been Dreaming
michael neill


I’ve been dreaming in my bed tonight
That you’d take my hand and hold on tight
Slide up close and make me feel alright
I’ve been dreaming of you

Always the one that I live for
Special love and it’s so much more
I never felt like this before
I’ve been dreaming of you

Chorus:
Hold me tight and feel me quiver
Hold me tight and feel my heart pound inside
you realize
...

Sometimes hot and sometimes cold
Sometimes meek and sometimes bold
Always loving with a heart of gold
I’m dreaming of you

Thinking about you in the afternoon
Hang on baby I’ll be there soon
Evening walks beneath the silver moon
I’m dreaming of you

Chorus

It’s sometimes good and sometimes bad
Sometimes happy and sometimes sad
Be sure that I’m always glad that
I’m dreaming of you

Instrumental – chorus - end

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Lonely Man
michael neill

Lonely man's got a house within the city... He owns his home
He's got 2 cars in the driveway and doesn't have a loan
He's got all the material possessions, seems a lucky guy
So why does he feel so sad ... He cannot answer why
He's a lonely man....such a lonely man

He's got all kinds of friends that he's met along the way
A wife and loving children to go home to everyday
He's got all the bases loaded but can't seem to win the game
For no matter what he's doing he always feels the same
He's a lonely man....such a lonely man

Chorus:
He keeps looking for a lifeboat that will take him safe to shore
He keeps looking for the reasons to what he's fighting for
He'll internalize his heartache while he tries to make his stand
But no matter what he shows you ......
He's a lonely man ........such a lonely man

Lonely man looks deep inside and searches to his soul
He can't comprehend his feelings or what he's looking for
He keeps searching for the answer while his world is falling down
But all his searching just uncovers more loneliness around
He's a lonely man.....such a lonely man

Chorus and end

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Make It On My Own
michael neill

You always treat me bad
I'm going to run away
You took the life I had
You'll never change your ways

We had some happy times
But they were so few
You were always on my mind
But you were never true

Chorus
I'm living on a back street...I don't know
Where I'm calling home
But one thing you can be sure is
I'm not coming back...gonna make it on my own

You seem to never learn
That my love was true
I can't take anymore
I'm finished with you

I've finally left you girl
A chance to start again
I'm not looking for love
I just need a friend

Chorus...repeat first verse

Music Michael Neill
Lyrics by Michael Neill & Don Reid

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Maybe It Will Be Tomorrow
michael neill

When night time is devoured by the sun
Then you’ll know a new day has begun
With no worries or frightening cries
And no reason for any tear dropped eyes

Chorus:
Your gonna be home soon
Maybe it will be tomorrow
Your gonna be home soon..I know

I knelt down on shelled covered sands
And gently kissed a teardrop from your hand
Well I’ve never been one to live in the past
Lord you know it all goes by me so fast

Chorus

Well they say that tomorrows never come
But I know you’ll be there with the sun
And with the love that you bring to me
The life that will be will be free

Chorus and end

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Pretty Day
michael neill

Knocking away a pretty day
There’s not too much that I can say
I’m talking to Mike and I’m talking to Sue
But Lord they know… I’m thinking of you

Nice old dreams have fallen down
But there’s allot of new one’s I have found
There’s not a whole lot that I can say
I’m knocking away… a pretty day

Sunshine streaming through my window
Fluids running through my mind
I’ve found a girl I can love forever
And Lord with your help
She’ll always be mine

She will always be mine
She will always be mine
She will always be mine

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Railroad Heaven
michael neill

Well they call me one of the box-car men
The kind that feels the rails and then
Everyone is talking about the 507
They all say we’re going to railroad heaven

Through a lot of sun and a lot of rain
I’ve seen the bottom of a million trains
Spent all my life just hopping freights
Soon I’ll be riding through the open gate of…

Chorus:
Railroad heaven Railroad heaven
A nonstop ride on the 507
I be all right…when it happens to me
Good God who would believe I’ll be all right…all right now

Fell off this train and broke my back
They laid me out on the railroad track
Packed me up for the 507
Now they say I’m going to railroad heaven

Railroad heaven Railroad heaven
A nonstop ride on the 507
I be all right …when it happens to me
Good God who would believe I’ll be all right…all right now

michael neill
robin Roberts

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Thats What Good Friends Do
michael neill

When a black cloud comes over or you have a love fade away
When you feel like running but you can’t get away
When you’ve got a secret you just got to tell
When your buttons get pushed and you just got to yell

CHORUS:
Look over your shoulder……….I’m not far from you
Cause baby….. That’s what good friends do

When you need to talk about your inner most fears
When you don’t want opinion….just someone to hear
To stand up beside you whether you're right or you're wrong
Just to be a shoulder you can lean on

When you need a hand to hold from an unjudging soul
When you need an outlet when your blood starts to boil
A champion for all …..that you’ll ever be
Well look no further…….it’s me

CHORUS

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Through Your Eyes
michael neill

I see you standing there and a tear comes to my eye
When I think about the things you said it's no wonder why
We had it all it seems and then it came undone
The things you said to me should not be heard by anyone
I bet my life on you and I work so very hard
Could not imagine how you could take me so off guard

Chorus:
And I can see right through your eyes
Finally unmasked your disguise
You cut me right down to the bone
There you left me all alone
Why the hell did you do it...

Was it something I said when I wasn't so self assured
Or did you just decide to run and hide in your own little world
So maybe I wasn't perfect and I'll never be a star
But when it came to giving love to you I gave you more by far
You must have had blinders on for even a fool could see
All I gave to you was love when you gave nothing back to me

Chorus

Well I'll put you on notice...
I'm stronger now than I've ever been before
Learned I could live without you hanging around my door
They say one's born every minute and I guess that one is you
I did my level best to show my love was true

Chorus:
I can see right through your eyes
Finally unmasked your disguise
You thought you'd be the only one
Now I'm loading my own gun
I'm going to do it.....

Going to end this time with this person in my life
You here the shot ring out in the silence of the night
I built my life for two and you built yours just for one
I'm not sure I understand how it all could come undone

Chorus and fade

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Try A Little Harder
michael neill

Grew up in an average situation
Mamma kept me in-line with some special persuasion
I did lots of coasting with a little mediation
And all I ever heard in every combination was…

Chorus:
Oh Boy you’ve got to try a little harder
Work a little faster, be a little smarter
Take the life lesson and do a little better next time

Well off I went to a local preppy high school
Spent most my time just being the class fool
Didn’t take too well to those golden rules
And the teacher said son, you know life can be cruel …she said…

Chorus

Met that girl about ‘93
I knew that she would be the one for me
Two hearts rich in love and made to be
But at our vows she said these words to me…she said…

Chorus

Well I took all their advice and had a family
And now I pass on the words said to me…I say…

Chorus & end

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Bailey's Bay
michael neill

Take a ride in the summer sun
Hold hands with that special one
Campfire with the stars in the sky
Down on Bailey’s Bay

Water ski on a crystal lake
Little bit of give and take
So nice for a summer break
Down on Bailey’s Bay

Chorus:
Kokomo and Copperline just don’t exist
But take the 115 and you just can’t miss
The best place to find summer bliss
Down on Bailey’s Bay

Take a chair by the poolside
Game of tennis….a boat ride
Or just kick back and let it slide
Down on Bailey’s Bay

Catch a concert by the Little Lake
Golden oldies that still sound great
Get an autograph if you wait
Down near Bailey’s Bay

Chorus

Al and Sam waving at the front gate
Better hurry up…don’t you hesitate
Can’t wait for a summer break
Down on Bailey’s Bay

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Buried in Lonely
michael neill

I was buried in lonely deep inside
Built my wall just to help me hide
I was buried in lonely deep within
No one could touch me - they couldn't get in

Chorus
After you tell your lies
The heartache feels like a knife right through me
After my morning cries
I feel so alone

I was buried in lonely deep inside
Well I built my wall just to help me hide
Buried in lonely deep within
No one could touch me - they couldn't get in

Chorus

Some people search to be famous
Some people fight to be free
Some people are victims of heartache
That was me - that was me

Chorus

I was buried in lonely ..(repeat and fade)

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Cupid's Arrow
michael neill

Twenty-five years of passion and love
Someone’s been watching us from far above
Cupid’s arrow and a little white dove
Well that’s what life means to me

Quarter century of time goes by
So many memories when I close my eyes
From saying I do to a new baby’s cry
Well that’s what life means to me

CHORUS:
Cupid’s arrow and a little white dove
You give me things I never dreamed of
A life so rich with so much love
Well that’s what life means to me
That’s what you bring to me

Getting older with the hands of time
Getting better like a vintage wine
Love growing stronger all the time
Well that’s what life means to me
What you bring to me

CHORUS and END

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Freedom
michael neill

A full moon is ah rising
Night time follows the sun
There will be no compromising
I must be on the run

Yesterday has come to pass
Much change is yet to come
I'll make my freedom by running fast
From the barrel of a smoking gun

Chorus:
Freedom...freedom
It's worth the cost at any price
Freedom....freedom
We all must sacrifice

Some movement in the bushes
A whisper in the air
I feel my heartbeat pounding
I'm sure there's someone there

I think back to my recent past
To where I use to be
Of the price I may now have to pay
In my struggle to be free

Chorus...repeat first verse and end

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I Had A Dream
michael neill

I had a dream this morning
That you were thinking of me
So I wrote this little song
To let it free

We spoke of park-like places
Our spot beneath the sun
Where a special kind of love had just begun

Chorus:
You seem to stoke the fire
Bring the life from in my soul
Take my hand in your hand and I’ll know


We sat for hours on the front porch
Talked late into the night
In a moment we were sure our love was right


We share a special kind of feeling
An immortal kind of trust
A special something only known to us

Chorus

You take the pieces of our life
And stack them one by one
Make a chain that can’t be broken or undone

Chorus and end

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I'll Be There
michael neill

You try to run away
You try to run and hide
But you can't explain the feeling
That you've got inside

Daytime turns to night
With the setting sun
The cold city streets is no place
For a woman who is on the run

Chorus:
You've got the worlds burdens on your shoulders
You think no one really cares
But just remember when things get too tough
Call me ....call me and I'll be there

Sometimes we all need help
Its ok to cry
Lean on my shoulder
Don't you walk on by

Share tthe pain
I feel for what you say
Morning brings sunrise
It brings a fresh new day

Chorus

You've got to stand and fight
You've got to state your case
Nobody wins the run
Until the end of the race

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It's Love
michael neill

Some call it insanity
Some stand up and take a plea
And some just might never see …it’s love

Comes at you like a charging bull
You run on empty instead of full
Heartstrings begin to pull…when it’s love

CHORUS:
Well it’s love that makes you do things crazy
Love that makes you do things right
Love that brings two hearts together in the middle of the night
Well it’s love

Photographs and picture books
Funny faces in a photo booth
Brings you on back to your youth
Well that’s love

CHORUS and INSTRUMENTAL

Crocodile smile and a new suit of clothes
Button down shirt and a big red rose
Hold on …Here it goes
It’s love

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Nothing Matters
michael neill

I’ve been sitting in the noonday sun
Playing my songs one by one
Drinking some wine and having some fun
Nothing really matters to me

Some say life’s going to pass me by
But I’m not working like those other guys
All yes men who punch the clock
Well…no thanks I’m not

CHORUS:
You can take the Mercedes
You can take the south of France
You can take that shirt and tie
I’ll take the chance

Oprah on the TV …Jerry’s kind of rude
I get my therapy from the tube
Some kind of sappy and some kind of crude
But nothing really matters to me

Instrumental and Chorus

Play my guitar and make enough to eat
I got a little honey and she’s real sweet
Life’s so good it can’t be beat
Oh! Nothing really matters to me

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Silent Lover
michael neill

Silent lover in my thoughts
You give me things that others could not
I can see your image in my mind
Like a precious jewel that is one of a kind

Chorus:
A fleeting moment in my life
I let my feelings show
You showed me what was right
What i need to know

Silent lover in my mind
No thoughts experienced at any time
No wink or nod or sigh
Ones story told through another’s eye

Chorus

You took my world, turned it around
Gave me smiles instead of frowns
You touched my heart...you touched it deep

You wanted to play the big romance
Couldn't take that kind of chance
A casual glance..... is all we found

Silent loving is so hard
The walls are built and the doors are barred
I can see your image in my mind
A lasting memory for all of time

Chorus (first 4 lines only) repeat and fade

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Simple Songs
michael neill

Some live life out on the hook
And some write it down in a diary book
But all I do to get along …is write my simple songs

Never was much for schooling
I just tried to get along
While others were doing their studies
I was writing out my songs…so you could sing along

Chorus 1:
Come on and play my songs…feel the beat
Clap your hands and stamp your feet
Let the music make your life complete
Just play my songs tonight

Life’s a game of give and take
And it’s only what you do make
And I’m sure I’m destine to live on
If you play my simple songs

No one knows what life contains
But nothing ventured nothing gained
So find out where you belong
And just listen to the songs
Maybe sing along

Chorus 2:
Come on play my songs…laugh and dance
Maybe find a new romance
Well it’s time that you might take a chance
Just play my song tonight

Could have been a doctor, lawyer or a corporate MBA
But I didn’t do any of that cause my songs got in the way
You know I just had to play

Chorus and end

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Where do we go from here
michael neill


It started way back when we were about five
We played each day in the driveway beside
The big old white house - the old woman inside
We were both best friends at the start of our lives
Played through the seasons year after year ....... Saying
Where do we go from here

We drifted through high school and went on our own
Searching for answers then I called on the phone
Asked if you’d consider going out on a date
I picked you up early and got you home late
Never felt better than with your voice I could hear
Oh! Where do we go from here

Chorus:
Where do we go from here
When a lifetime together has brought us so near
We try to stay focused but it’s never to clear
Oh! Where do we go ..... Where do we go
Oh! Where do we go from here

I remember the first time you said you loved me
I was stunned for a moment but it set my heart free
Picked up your hand and held it in mine
And suddenly everything’s fine

We married just later in September that year
The question was simple but the answer’s not clear
Just can’t imagine what’s coming next year
Oh! Where do we go from here

Chorus

White picket fence oh! The kids in the yard
Stroller and playpen don’t fit in the car
Bills stuck to the fridge .... Money don’t go too far
Oh! Where do we go from here

Chorus

Kids all grown up ... Seems kind of sad
Just some photos on the mantel to show what we had
Memories of all that we’ve been through
Now it’s just me and you
I still feel my heart pound when you touch my hand
The attention you give me whenever you can
Through all the years it’s been perfectly clear
It’s our love that has brought us here ...... But now...

Chorus and end

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Lovers tonight
michael neill


Tell you a little story I heard about a girl who grew up fast
One day playing with her dollies while the next a college grad
Such a pretty woman to see.....such a lovely smile
Such a pretty bride today walking down the aisle

Chorus:
Well tonight, angels come from heaven above
Tonight, beauty’s here for us to behold
Tonight love is all around us to see
With two new hearts in love, it’s such a beautiful sight
Lovers tonight

So goes the story I tell, chapter one in their book of life
Got to work it hard you know, work it hard to make it right
Such a beautiful begining to see, such a lovely time for them
The future cast before them while their love sealed with a kiss

Chorus - bridge -

chorus & end

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Lovers tonight (Acoustic)
michael neill


Tell you a little story I heard about a girl who grew up fast
One day playing with her dollies while the next a college grad
Such a pretty woman to see.....such a lovely smile
Such a pretty bride today walking down the aisle

Chorus:
Well tonight, angels come from heaven above
Tonight, beauty’s here for us to behold
Tonight love is all around us to see
With two new hearts in love, it’s such a beautiful sight
Lovers tonight

So goes the story I tell, chapter one in their book of life
Got to work it hard you know, work it hard to make it right
Such a beautiful begining to see, such a lovely time for them
The future cast before them while their love sealed with a kiss

Chorus - bridge -

chorus & end

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I don't work that way
michael neill

Turned on the TV and saw the preacher man
Says he's going to help me oh! yes he can
Save me from the devil - save me from sin
But I better hurry up and send my money right in
I say - hey man, I don't work that way
I say - hey man, I don't work that way

Politicians work to make the rules of the land
Suppose to represent me - the best that they can
But they throw away my money and don't give a damn
Then they ask me to vote them back in again
I say - hey man, I don't work that way
I say - hey man, I don't work that way

Chorus:
Is there no more room for an honest man
When his handshake was his word
An hours work for an hours pay
Is there any room - any room in the world

Went down to the store just to get some stuff
When I counted my change it seems I got too much
Someone told me not to be a fool
Giving back money just ain't cool
I say - hey man, I don't work that way
I say - hey man, I don't work that way

Go to school so you can get a job
Learn the abc's and the fear of god
Supposed to teach you everything we need
So why is it that our kids can't read
I say - hey man, I don't work that way
I say - hey man, I don't work that way

Chorus repeat 1st verse - chorus and end

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Never wrote a love song
michael neill

You must have heard I love you’s from a thousand other guys
Listened to their stories – most of which were lies
But I stand for truth and honour and I get down on my knees
Glad I never said I love you till you fell in love with me

Chorus:
I never wrote no love songs cause I could not find the key
Couldn't put the word I feel into a melody ---------------and I
Never sang no lullibies without a baby on my knee -------and I
Never wrote no love songs—never played no love songs---
Never sang no love songs till you fell in love with me

The day you said you loved me was the best day of my life
I became a husband – you became a wife
Then along came the children and I got down on my knees
Glad I never said I loved you till you fell in love with me

Chorus

Now we sit together and we watch old father time
I put my hand in yours and yours in mine
And as I think back through the memories – iget down on my knees
And thank you for the good life that you given all to me

Chorus + end

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Small town woman
michael neill

She was a small town woman in a big city band
When I saw her first performance I became her biggest fan
When i see that lady singing... Talking about love
That's when I began to believe that I'm the one she's thinking of

Chorus:
Well now, she pumps me up
Builds on my desire
Makes my love grow higher
When she tells me I'm the one

Well you know I'm just a dreamer
And that I'll say for sure
When I here the woman singing
All I want is more

Chorus

I've been traveling the world to find the answer
To what true can be
but she makes my heart beat like a hammer
And that's love to me

Chorus + end

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Lonely heart
michael neill

Do you remember our beginning, my very first romance
Well I thought it would last forever, you thought you’d take a chance
Fast as it started one day you walked away
And now I sit alone at night and all I seem to say....is

Chorus:
I truly love you I’d be with you ever more
I’ll keep you safe and warm just like I did before
In times of trouble I’d make sure you're ok
These are the words I should have spoke to you that day
Guess you’ll never know that I feel this way

Time always moves on by but the wounds they never mend
Now I’m just a lonely heart lost without my friend
All my memories seem to say the same
You can never have what you had again

Chorus & bridge

Nothing matters much when you're not around
Hard to realize I’ve lost what I’d found
Never dreamed you’d be safe and sound.....without me

Repeat verse 1 + end

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Take me away
I was born the son of an average

I was born the son of an average man
Take me away
Always try to do the best that I can
Take me away
Went to fourteen schools through my life
Take me away
I'm not sure what I learned was right
Take me away

Chorus:
Take me away to my tomorrows
Take me away to my hopes and dreams
You've got to help to rid me of my sorrows
Take me away, take me away

I got married young but have no regrets
Take me away
Just got an early start on a life of debt
Take me away
Always lived by the golden rules
Take me away
Seems they may have played me for a fool
Take me away

Chorus

Lived by the good book all my life
Take me away
I must have turned left when I should have turned right
Take me away
I've had lots of losses and not much gain
Take me away
Guess it's time to try it all again
Take me away

Chorus and end

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Everything to me
michael neill

This is my fairy tale story
This is my nursery rhyme
A story of two lovers
Bound together for all time
The words I sing are sometimes hard to say
But I feel it every night and every day

Chorus:
You are everything to me
My serenity
I want everyone to see
That I love you

We are long time lovebirds
The love we have is true
We are long time lovebirds
Me and you
And like with every fairy tale
Our life's had ups and downs
But we get to the end of the book
Our feet land on the ground

Chorus

This is my fairy tale story
Seems to good to be true
But I live it every day of my life
I got the best when I got you

Chorus and end

© michael neill

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I really love you
michael neill

I really love you
And I hope that you will try to understand
That all I am is just a simple man
And I have got to do what's right
I've got to fight my fight
But as long as the sun shines above
You're the one I'll be thinking of

I really love you
Although sometimes it may seem on just pretence
And maybe it doesn't always make much sense
But I know the way i feel
I can't deny what's real
And as long as the sun shines above
You're the one I'll be thinking of

Chorus:
Sometimes I cluster up my feelings
Bury them deep inside
Then you come and look within me
And open my heart up wide

I really love you
Though I haven't really showed you much of late
Seems we are just a product of some fate
But I'll strive to show I care
Let you know I'm there
And as long as the sun shines above
You're the one I'll be thinking of

Chorus...repeat first verse and end

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Work'n man blues
michael neill

Don't know what the hell I'm doing here
I should be at the hotel having a beer
I took the east bound local and it took my last cent
By the time I get my paycheck my money's always spent
I'm working in this sweat shop - got the boss on my back
I'm working all these hours and I'm taking all the flack

Chorus:
I'm a blue collar worker, I don't wear no shirt and tie
I got no fancy education, I'm just trying to get by
I've got the faded blue jeans, I got the holes in my shoes
I'm working all these hours, I've got the work'n man blues

I'm driving an old car still owned by GM
The car quits running but the payments never end
My son got an earring...says everyone's the same
I thought he'd meet a nice girl
But he's out there dating Dwayne
My daughters got a crew cut...doesn't own a dress
She drives an eighteen wheeler
And you can guess the rest (I got troubles)

Chorus

I'm living in an old house on the east side of town
The landlord says it's heaven
But the city wants to tear it down
It aint got no Jacuzzi or no Nautilus gym
And I'm 2 months behind on my rent payments again
Sometimes you feel that you just can't win
Now my son tells me that Dwayne's moving in

Chorus...repeat first verse and end

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Big Bucks
michael neill

Daddy needs a hit song - play it all day long
Promoted by the DJs - play it on the air waves
I need the money - I need the money - I need the money
Because she spends big bucks

She tells all the merchants that my credits ok
My mans got a hit song - should be out any day
I got trouble with the loan sharks, trouble with my loan
Listen Mr. DJ - I’ve got to sell my home
I need the money - I need the money - I need the money
Because she spends big bucks

Chorus:
You've got to play my record - got to push it hard
Help my number move up the charts
Advance me some money I’m sure to be due
Because I need that money by Friday noon (brief pause)
I got no electric - I got no heat
I'm playing my guitar on the corner of the street
I'm playing and I’m writing and I’m working very hard
Because she's out spending on my MasterCard
.....she spends big bucks.........big bucks

I've got to get myself a record - got to get it out fast
If I don't get a hit song I know I won't last
She's going through my money like a vacuume machine
I'm being sucked dry...if you know what I mean
I need the money - I need the money - I need the money
Because she spends big bucks

She's just too much woman that I'm trying to keep
I'm going into debt and i'm going in deep
Listen mr. DJ do the best you can do
If I don't get a hit song you know that I'm through
I need the money - I need the money - I need the money
Because she spends big bucks

Chorus

Please Mr. DJ you know what I want
I don't mean to be pushy....I don't mean to taunt
But if I don't get some air-play from coast to coast
My creditors will get the part of me I love most
I need the money - I need the money - I need the money
Because she spends big bucks........big bucks

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Catered to Your Feelings
michael neill

Always saw myself as a simple man
The kind that works night and day
Strive to be the number one
Never find time much for play

You were there to keep me going
Held my hand along the way
I never was much just for showing
I couldn't find the right words to say

Chorus:
I never catered to your feelings
I never catered to your thoughts
I always took was you were giving
And I never gave back a lot

I never considered what you were thinking
I'm just a selfish sort of guy
I never considered what people were saying
I was always reaching for the sky

I'll never get to where I’m going
Please don't ask me why
I've got to pay back what I’m owing
Or my life will pass me by

Chorus

You were quiet as a country mouse
The lion that never roared
When I found that you had left me
In your note the stories told

Chorus and end

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Do You Remember
michael neill

Do you remember how it feels
When our love was very real
We would hold and we would kiss
Do you ever think of this

Do you remember when we touched
When we loved so very much
A tender touching hand
How I loved to be your man

Chorus:
What can we do to get it
Look how hard it seems
What can we do to get it back

Do you remember when we talked
Or took a private little walk
When we wished upon a star
Now those things seem very far

Do you remember when we'd laugh
Or have a picnic on the grass
A moment both of us could share
When we didn't have a care

Chorus, repeat first verse - chorus and end

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I'm The One
michael neill

Guess it's time to search my feelings
In an effort to soothe my soul
I took your loving much to easy
You turned your back and let me go

Can't turn back the hands of time now
Can only hope that you will come to see
Sometimes fools can make amendments
So turn around and look at me ...cause baby

Chorus: I'm the one that will keep you smiling
Wipe the tears when your crying
Oh! I'm the one who will be listening for your call
And baby I’m the one you can run to when you fall

I don't know what I was thinking
I always thought I was in control
Should have told you how I was feeling
Opened up and let it show

Don't attest to have all the answers
I can't promise you a perfect man
Take a chance cause it's worth the gamble
Reach out and take my hand ....cause baby

Chorus +

You set my soul on fire
You bring sunshine to the night ...and baby
Your the one when your near to me
That makes everything alright
I give my love to you under the planets and the sun
Can't you see...for you and me...our life has just begun

"Don’t attest......"

Chorus and end

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Let's Rock
michael neill

I've been writing the songs I sing in my basement for some time
Decided to take a chance and step across the line
I started feeling good..... Well I started feeling proud
So put your hands together cause it's time to sing it loud

Chorus:
Let's rock...roll
Let's sing it loud and let
Your feelings show
Dream....cause if you believe you can do most anything

It's time to play your hand - it's time to roll the dice
Go by your own instinct because just maybe you'll be right
Push it to the edge and then one step beyond
It's time to say it loud so let's do it in a song

Chorus

I keep reaching for the stars, I keep pushing to the top
I keep playing and singing my songs and I'm never going to stop
I started feeling good, well I'm floating on a cloud
So put your hands together cause it's time to sing it loud

Chorus and end

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Memorable Times
michael neill

Memorable times, they rarely happen
They don't come by everyday
Like the man who first walked out in space
Or a child’s first birthday
If you share some of my memories
Then you share some of my past
When I cried a little tear or laughed a little laugh

Chorus:
Did you ever think of the first time that I looked into your eyes
Do you remember when we talked in truths and never any lies
Do you remember when we wanted our little talks to never end
Do you remember when we talked in terms of something more than friends
Memorable times.......memorable times

I never did things just to hurt you or make you feel sad
But sometimes some bad gets all mixed up with the goodness that we had
Now I think that you were heaven sent a goddess from above
More than just a memory....a special kind of love

Chorus - repeat first verse and end

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Running Silent
michael neill

It don't seem much like it use to
Don't seem much like the days of old...well baby
The sun still rises and the sun still sets
But our love, it's growing cold

I don't know which way to turn but I got to let you know
I'm going to keep the promise I made to myself so long ago

Chorus:
I want to be happy ...now I'm feeling so depressed
Guess I was born to live my life on my own
Don't want to live with no regrets
I'm going to run my life...run my life alone
Running silent, going on my own

Well it's not that you didn't love me
God i know you surely tried
You always...gave 101% but our love it won't survive
Because I don't feel the magic like when your love would move my soul
Now it's time I faced the facts and start to take control

Chorus

You tried to make me different and I tried to change you to
We lost what we had once upon a time when our was bright and new
Pages get turned in the book of life and we don't read it the very same way
We are like the moon and the stars and we'll go our separate ways

Chorus and end

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Suddenly
michael neill

Dreams, they come every day
Seldom they do come true
Life is `come what may' and then suddenly,
Suddenly, suddenly, I found myself with you

I used to be on top of it all
Then it began to crumble
Didn't have a number to call
Then you appear, and you lend your ear
And suddenly I found myself with you ...and

Chorus:
All my dreams were answered
Suddenly my wish came true
I found a love, a special love
A special friend, now my search did end
I know I’ll never find another you

Can't explain the way I feel
Guess it doesn't really matter
Love is like a special seal
That fixes all, when you fall
And i know I’ll never find another you ...and

Chorus

I'm on the top with you
And I’m feeling fine now
So much for us to see
You and me, like it ought to be
And I know I’ll never find another you

Chorus and end

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Time Moves Too Fast
michael neill

I sit alone and ponder my life as it passes by
Unable to find the one to share my life and times
There's children playing and a tear comes to my eye
No bundle of joy to hold or to read the nursery rhymes

Chorus:
I never knew life could be this way, I never realized how time can move so fast
I never knew life could be this way, I never realized how
Time can move so fast

I carry on my life in the best way I know how
Like a motion picture show that's playing to a crowd
I keep it to myself, I don't let my feelings show
The loneliness I feel inside no one will ever know

Chorus

I continue my search for a love I’ve not yet found
Secure in my silence while the world goes on around
Good fortune comes to those who are prepared to wait
I will not tamper with what I know is fate

Chorus and end

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When She's Crying
michael neill

When she's crying, I don't know who to blame
When she's smiling, well I smile back the same
When she's laughing, I feel ten feet tall
I am a man and I have no fears at all

When she walks up with tears in her eyes
I sit her down and try to sympathize
If she needs me she can just call out my name
I am a man and I don't know who's to blame

Chorus:
What can I do now that she's gone away
It's so hard to find the right words to say
Because I need her in the morning when I rise from my bed
There's so much for us to live for if she'd only look ahead
For when your lover finds another it hurts so much inside
I need her and I'd please her if she'd only realize

If she walks up with tears in her eyes
I'd sit her down and I'd try to sympathize
If she needed me she could just call out my name
I am a man and I don't know who's to blame

Chorus and end

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