JOHN DENVER lyrics - Portrait

What One Man Can Do

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I suppose that there are those who'll say he had it easy, had it made in fact, before he'd ever begun. But they don't know the things I know, I was always with him. It may sound strange, but we were more than friends. It's hard to tell the truth when no one wants to listen, when no one really cares what's going on. And it's hard to stand alone when you need someone beside you, your spirit and your faith must be strong. What one man can do is dream, what one man can do is love. What one man can do is change the world and make it young again, here you see what one man can do. As shaded as his eyes might be, that's how bright his mind is, that's how strong his love for you and me. A friend to all the universe, Grandfather of the future, and everything that I would like to be. What one man can do is dream, what one man can do is love. What one man can do is change the world and make it young again, here you see what one man can do. What one man can do is dream, what one man can do is love. What one man can do is change the world and make it work again, here you see what one man can do.

El Paso

GRATEFUL DEAD "Steal Your Face"
Out in the West Texas town of El Paso I fell in love with a Mexican girl. Nighttime would fine me in Rose's Cantina, Music would play and Felina would whirl. Black as the night were the eyes of Felina, Wicked and evil while casting a spell. My love was strong for this Mexican maiden, I was in love, but in vain I could tell. One night a wild young cowboy came in, wild as the West Texas wind... Dashing and daring, a drink he was sharing, With wicked Felina, the girl that I love. So in anger I challenged his right for the love of this maiden; Down went his hand for the gun that he wore. My challenge was answered, in less than a heartbeat The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor. Just for a moment I stood there in silence, Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done. Many thoughts ran through my mind as I stood there; I had but one chance and that was to run. Out through the back door of Rose's I ran, out where the horses were tied... I picked a good one; he looked like he could run, Up on his back and away I did ride. Just as fast as I could from the West Texas town of El Paso, Out thru the badlands of New Mexico. Back in El Paso my life would be worthless; Everything's gone in life nothing is left. But it's been so long since I've seen the young maiden, My love is stronger that my fear of death. I saddled up and away I did go, riding alone in the dark... Maybe tomorrow a bullet may find me, Tonight nothing's worse than this pain in my heart. And as last here I am on the hill overlooking El Paso, I can see Rose's Cantina below. My love is strong and it pushes me onward, down off the hill to Felina I go. Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys, Off to my left ride a dozen or more. shouting and shooting; I can't let them catch me, I've got to make it to Rose's back door. Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel a deep burning pain in my It's getting harder to stay in the saddle. I'm getting weary, unable to ride. But my love for Felina is strong and I rise where I've fallen; Though I am weary, I can't stop to rest. I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle, I feel the bullet go deep in my chest. From out of nowhere, Felina has found me, Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side. Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for, One little kiss and Felina good-bye.

American Dream

NEIL YOUNG
I used to see you on every T.V. Your smiling face looked back at me. I used to see you on every T.V. Your smiling face looked back at me. Then they caught you with the girl next door, People's money piled on the floor, Accusations that you try to deny, Revelations and rumors begin to fly. Now you think about reaching out Maybe get some help from above. Now you think about reaching out Maybe get some help from above. Reporters crowd around your house. Going through your garbage like a pack of hounds, Speculating what they may find out, It don't matter now, you're all washed up. You wake up in the middle of the night. Your sheets are wet and your face is white, You tried to make a good thing last, How could something so good, go bad, so fast American dream, American dream American dream, American dream. Don't know when things went wrong, Might have been when you were young and strong. Don't know when things went wrong, Might have been when you were young and strong. Reporters crowd around your house. Going through your garbage like a pack of hounds, Speculating what they may find out, It don't matter now, you're all washed up. Don't know when things went wrong, Might have been when you were young and strong. American dream, American dream. Don't know when things went wrong, Might have been when you were young and strong. American dream, American dream.

Love Isn't Hard Its Strong

Deacon Blue and Ricky Ross "What You Are"
Whatever I call you's your name You'll get on with it just the same Sometimes you'll blame me And think that love is hard Your lover'll break your heart Make you make a brand new start He'll say that nothing'll touch him You'll think that love is hard It's your birth It's your birth It's your birth It's your birth Love isn't hard it's strong True love will never be wrong Whenever you know it You'll think that love is hard When Icarus crashed from the sun Some boatmen looking on Saw only a golden Bright beautiful dawn It's your life It's your life It's hard to watch you on your own Getting up and growing old Trying to remember Love isn't hard it's strong It's your love It's your love It's your love It's your love

One Way Love

Nikki Hassman "Nikki Hassman"
One Way Love (Hassman) Waiting in the shadows For your love to shine All my senses reaching For some sign of light Waiting for the answers That will free my heart and mind You have kept me drifting Somewhere far from shore Clinging to a lifeline That I can't find anymore Have I ever told you 'This is not what love is for?' Am I strong enough to walk away? Am I brave enough to let it change? Am I wise enough to mean what I say? Cause a one way love is no love at all No, a one way love is no love at all I can feel the distance Forming with your words I feel your resistance To the things that you have heard But I know what you're losing And the lessons we have learned Am I strong enough to walk away? Am I brave enough to let it change? Am I wise enough to mean what I say? Cause a one way love is no love at all No, a one way love is no love at all BRIDGE: So much we will never know I'm missing you before I go Am I strong enough to walk away? Am I brave enough to let it change? Am I wise enough to mean what I say? Cause a one way love is no love at all No, a one way love is no love at all Am I strong enough to walk away? Am I brave enough to let it change? Am I wise enough to mean what I say? Cause a one way love is no love at all No, a one way love is no love at all

Where Were You

JACKSON BROWNE "Time The Conqueror"
Where were you when the sky cracked open? Heading for shelter and barely coping Thinking you could ride the storm out, Hoping it would be all right Where were you when they gave the warning? Hundred fifty-mile winds by morning Category four making landfall in the wild grey light Where were you? Where were you in the social order? The Lower Nine or a hotel in the Quarter Which side of the border between rich and poor? Where were you going to evacuate to? Assuming there was any way to Where, if you didn't own a car? Where were you? Where were you when you understood However decent, however good However hard some people try They only barely make it by They're born, and live their entire lives in harm's way Where were you when you heard the stranded, The injured and the empty handed Were running out of food and water at the Superdome? With the newborn and the elderly Exposed to even more misery While those in charge of rescue Waited for the Guard to come And those who left the Convention Center Were stopped on the bridge when they tried to enter The safety of the west bank, and higher ground And when the Guard finally did arrive And got to work on about day five Mainly they were used to keep the looting down Where were you? Where were you when you realized However strong, however wise However true our leaders appear to be When they talk about prosperity However hard this country strives If property is valued more than lives How strong will we ever really be? How long do we imagine we'll be free? We hold the truth self evident: The photograph of the President From Air Force One, he views the devastation Shaved face, rested eyes Looking down, he circles twice On his way home from his vacation Where were you, when you got the picture? Where were you? Where were you when the streets filled up with black water? Where were you when defeat and destruction Reigned in the Crescent Where were you when it blew from every direction Where were you when the promise was made To return, and rebuild, and restore to its people The city that gave us the first American music True inspiration and the freedom to use it Where will we find it again, if we lose it? And where will we be, if we ever cease to love? If we ever cease to love ...

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