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1)  friend of jesus   -

oh, you betray me in ways
that i don't even understand.
and you turn away from me
every time i really need a helping hand

and you tell me that you love me
well, you always come back for more
how can i ever leave you
when you won't even give me time to close the door

and i'm a friend of Jesus
can't see no reason
why i should turn my back on you
'cause you act a lot like Judas
Judas was a friend of Jesus too

yes, you lose faith in me
just when it comes down to the wire
and just when i doubt myself
that's the hour and minute you choose to retire

when i get you in a corner you deny it
why, you're nothin' but a liar
but you're too guilty to leave me
so we fall back in the web of our desire

and i'm a friend of Jesus
can't see no reason
why i should turn my back on you
'cause you talk a lot like Peter
Peter was a friend of Jesus too

when i'm sweating blood in beads of prayer
you fall asleep even on stony ground
when i ask you to defend me
that's the time when you can't even make a sound

so, i see you, hopeless as you are
and i betray you.  i'm feelin' hopeless too
but then i feel your sad and tortured love
the same as mine.  and so i stay with you

and i'm a friend of Jesus
can't see no reason
why i should turn my back on you
'cause you think a lot like me
and so i know that a friend of Jesus too

well, i guess you thought that i might save you
i thought you might save me too.
i was yourself you needed savin' from
yourself was quick and soon caught up to you.

you were beggin', please don't make me go back
to the life i lived before i came to you.
but your old life is just a shadow
of he things you.  they're still true

and i'm a friend of Jesus
can't see no reason
why i should turn my back on you
we hold a mirror for each other
maybe that's the best that we can do

sometimes we can forgive ourselves
sometimes we can love each other
maybe that's the best that we can do.







2)  courtship dance -  


gone are the summers of my childhood
at last a young man of the tribe
and now i stand before your doorway
caught in this courtship dance
i will begin my courtship dance

i will bring my presents to your father
and i will kiss your mother's breast
but alas, if your will not accept me
then i must dance myself to death
i must dance myself to death

for it is the way of people
so i have gone into the desert
and i have suckled from the cactus plant
and i have learned to eat the wild root

i do not fear the hungry lion
and i have caught rabbit in my snare
for me the wind spirit holds no terror
i have returned, i stand before your here

gone are the summers of my childhood
at last a young man of the tribe
and now i stand before your doorway
i have come to ask for our betrothal
and i have begun my courtship dance

i will bring my presents to your father
and i will kiss your mother's breast
but if you will not give your promise
then i must dance myself to death
then i must dance myself to death



3)  there is no death -  


there is no death
that i must die for you
there is no pain or sorrow
i must feel for you
there is no sin or sickness
you won't see me through
you make me whole
there's only joy, joy, joy
in loving you

you are wonderful
for words to draw you near
you are too beautiful
for praise to show how dear
you are
high and wide and deep
for earthly eyes to ever see
oh, thank you, thank you, Lord
for loving me

there is no darkness
your light will not dispel
there is no past
to keep us locked in our own hell
there is no lonely, fearful future
here and now
you make me whole
there's only joy, joy, joy
in loving you

you are wonderful
for words to draw you near
you are too beautiful
for praise to show how dear
you are
high and wide and deep
for earthly eyes to ever see
oh, thank you, thank you, Lord
for loving me

repeat vs 2, cho.




4) baby, hold on - 


sometimes i'm crazy  
sometimes i'm blind
sometimes i wanna leave you, baby
sometimes i nearly lose my mind

baby, hold on
baby, hold on
baby, hold on
hold on to me

sometimes life seems so hard
sometimes all my hope is gone
sometimes, you know i just don't care
sometimes i can't tell right from wrong


baby, hold on
baby, hold on
baby, hold on
hold on to me

people talkin' at me
light shinin' in my eyes
they tell me what they want from me
fillin' me up with their pain and their lies

it makes me crazy
it makes me blind
makes me wanna leave you, baby
drives me out of my mind


baby, hold on
baby, hold on
baby, hold on
hold on to me

repeat bridge & last vs & cho.



5) if you're blue tonight  -


maybe it's really over
and i should leave you alone
find another lover
but i see the light in your window
i can't pretend your not at home
i can't pretend your not at home

if you're blue tonight  
i'll make love to you
kiss you and hold you tight
like i used to do

maybe my friends a right about you
you don't love me any more
they say that you're just usin' me
your too lonely to close the door

if you're blue tonight  
i'll love you wrong or right
stay right close to you
till the morning light

maybe you're takin' advantage of me
and i should turn and go
i gonna hurt so much tomorrow
if i let my feelings show

if you're blue tonight  
i'll stay right by your side
listen while you cry
dry your tired eyes

if you're blue tonight

if you're blue tonight


it feels so good to hold you
to share your pain and sorrow
feel your arms around me
i love you, i can't help myself
i'll pay the price tomorrow
pay the price tomorrow

if you're blue tonight  
i'll make love to you
kiss you and hold you tight
like i used to do

if you're blue tonight
if you're blue tonight


for a slight variant on this lyric, click here



6) obadiah -                              for lyrics of this song, click here.


7) praise you jesus -                  for lyrics of this song, click here.


8) teacher  - 


now you're my fifth grade teacher
you're so sweet and so good
and i'd sure like to please you. teacher
if i only could
but i'm so mean and evil.
i'm so bad
i'm the meanest little fifth grade boy
your sweet self has ever had.

but you know i'd like to do better
won't you keep me after school
i think i need a private lessons
all about the golden rule
i'd like to watch you from my desk
while i write five hundred time
and when the other kids have gone home
oo, you can read between the lines   [ i will be good, i will be good.... ]

and if i don't improve
maybe more discipline is what i need
i want you to hit me with that ruler, teacher
till my knuckles bleed
oo, you might get so mad
i know it's against the law
but i want to turn me over your knee
spank me until my bottom's raw  [ oh please, that hurts, don't do that anymore, ... i will be good... ]

i think that if you punish me
you will see how my twig is bent
i'm a boy who gets very excited
i need some extra encouragement [
a whole lotta lovin' ]
you see, i know how to read and write
come on, let's walk down to the book-room, teacher
oo, and switch off the light

let's run away to New York City
i wanna braid up your hair
i wanna buy you dress form Africa
so everybody will turn and stare
promenade down funky Broadway
i don't care who says it's wrong
i wanna do the disco shuffle with you, teacher
all night long.

you see i've got crush on you, teacher
and i've already gone too far
i wanna make you a robe out of roses
i wanna cover your fingers with stars
buy you a diamond bracelet
take you ridin' in my Cadillac car
wrap you in an ermine cape
tell you how beautiful you are
bring you a big, red apple
you'll so pleased to see
what a heart of gold
is beatin' deep down inside
misunderstood, delinquent, crazy, little ol' fifth grade me.








9) thank you, father -                click here for lyric to this song


10) that's my body  -


who's that staring out the mirror
with tears on his face
that's me since i found out
that no one can take your place

that's my body
that's my body
i said, that's my body
since yours ain't next to mine

who's that depressed
beatin' his fists on the floor
hollerin' and cryin'
since you don't come around anymore


that's my body
that's my body
i said, that's my body
since yours ain't next to mine

who's that baby,
jumpin' up and down
hollerin' and cryin
ever since you ain't around


that's my body
that's my body
i said, that's my body
since yours ain't next to mine

who's that ran off the wall
tore out the phone
that's me answerin' the call
you're tellin' my you're comin' home

that's my body
that's my body
i said, that's my body
wit' yours back next to mine


who's that grinnin'
like to tear off his face
he's standin' wit' you, baby
he's got handcuffs on you, just in case


that's my body
that's my body
i said, that's my body
wit' yours back next to mine