Thursday, June 16, 2016

CULT OF WAR

They say God was the Creator
Of all wrong and right
The original instigator
For Them and Us to fight 

We are the chosen people
And all others must die
Under dome and steeple
They're still preaching the lie

MOHAMED WAS A FIGHTER
JESUS WAS A LOVER
MOSES A DIVIDER
I TELL YOU BROTHER
THE TIME HAS COME AND GONE
FOR HERDING SHEEP ALONG 
(Repeat)

It's all in God's hands
I hear some people say
He's got lofty plans
To come on Judgment Day

He's made this war of hell
Still you pray and bow
So much that you can't tell
Heaven is here and now

MOHAMED WAS A FIGHTER
JESUS WAS A LOVER
MOSES A DIVIDER
I TELL YOU BROTHER
THE TIME HAS COME AND GONE
FOR HERDING SHEEP ALONG 
(Repeat)


© 1970-2016 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out - www.SingYourHeartOut.com

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WET RAT

At young age I was kicked to the street
I never learned to talk sweet
My scars don't come clean in the water
Ran with the packs of ill-repute
If my morals are destitute
It's cause my mind is all in the gutter

It's been dog eat dog way too long
I walked far just walking wrong
It's not possible to turn back now
Trapped by my own contradiction
Of your pains and my affliction
Don't look for change where there's no how

IN THIS WORLD ALL MUST DIE
AND I HAVE NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY

You grew up amongst a different kind
If you think I've lost my mind
You're right to question my mentality
So pay no mind to this wet rat
Who doesn't know where it's at
Cause it's living in a different reality

See, I built my own world around me
I had my own puppets crown me
You'll find no better King of the Swine
You'll excuse me if I don't courtesy
My reality is just a fantasy
May not be your way and it sure ain't mine

IN THIS WORLD ALL MUST DIE
AND I HAVE NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY

At young age I was kicked to the street
I never learned to talk sweet
My scars don't come clean in the water
I know the meaning of hard times
I learned to fear the bell chymes
Cause I've seen too many sheep led to slaughter

I'D WIPE YOUR TEARS AWAY
BUT I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY












© 1970-2015 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out - www.SingYourHeartOut.com

Friday, July 10, 2015

Song of the Year - Manuel Rosa Semi-Finalist

The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Manuel Rosa the Semi-Finalist placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Semi-Finalist placement in the songwriting competition.




© 1970-2015 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out - www.SingYourHeartOut.com

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WORK GO AWAY

Go away, work go away
Take your troubles and strife
I need all my time to play
So, come back another day
When I'm not so busy in my life

They tell me to get smart
Because work's the priority
I don't know where to start
I just don't have the heart
For work, like the majority

WORK IS NOT FOR EVERYONE
I DON'T NEED A BALL AND CHAIN
I'M WORKING AT HAVING FUN
AND TO DO MY JOB WELL DONE
YOU WORK AND I WON'T COMPLAIN

Get a job, is all they tell me
But I keep busy enough
I'm working at living free
Because in today's society
You gotta pay for all your stuff

Working drives me berserk
Got a Doctor's note, you see
I don't mean to be a jerk
But I don't need any work
All I need is just the money

WORK IS NOT FOR EVERYONE
I DON'T NEED A BALL AND CHAIN
I'M WORKING AT HAVING FUN
I'M DOING MY JOB WELL DONE
YOU WORK AND I DON'T COMPLAIN



© 1970-2015 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out - www.SingYourHeartOut.com

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

SOMEBODY

A simple unknown living alone
Ain't got no money to abuse
Wishes he was out but stays home
Just writing and singing the blues

AND HE WISHES HE WAS SOMEBODY
OR MAYE JUST SOMEBODY ELSE
CAUSE WHEN YOU'RE SOMEBODY
YOU KNOW EVERYBODY
DON'T GOTTA DO NOTHING FOR YOURSELF

But he says, No. I'm nothing like them
To admit his weakness, gotta be strong
The world falls apart all around him
he just goes on singing his song

AND HE WISHES HE WAS SOMEBODY
OR MAYE JUST SOMEBODY ELSE
CAUSE WHEN YOU'RE SOMEBODY
YOU KNOW EVERYBODY
DON'T GOTTA DO NOTHING FOR YOURSELF

A simple unknown living alone
Ain't go no money to abuse
Wishes he was out but stays home
Just writing and singing the blues

AND HE WISHES HE WAS SOMEBODY
OR MAYE JUST SOMEBODY ELSE
CAUSE WHEN YOU'RE SOMEBODY
YOU KNOW EVERYBODY
DON'T GOTTA DO NOTHING FOR YOURSELF (repeat)




© 1970-2015 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out - www.SingYourHeartOut.com

Monday, December 8, 2014

GET LOST

I was minding my own business
When she stepped into my view
Her smile took my breath away
Speechless a second or two

"I say, hey there ray of sunshine
Thank God our paths have crossed"
She said, "You just want a good time
Boy, so you best be getting lost"

I SAID, I'D LIKE TO
GET LOST
IN YOUR BED
GOING OUT
OF MY HEAD
SUNDOWN
TO SUN UP
I'LL SHOW YOU
WHAT'S UP
GIRL, I'M TELLING YOU FLAT
YOU COULD USE SOME OF THAT

She was so taken aback
I could see her mind reeling
Speechless for a second or two
But my offer was appealing

Cause she stopped in her track
“Boy what name you go by?”
I said, “My name is Mack
But just call me the Lost Guy

BECAUSE YOU CAN
GET LOST
IN MY BED
GOING OUT
OF YOUR HEAD
SUNDOWN
TO SUN UP
YOU'LL SEE
WHAT'S UP
EVEN FROM SUN UP TO SUNSET
GIRL, I'M DOWN FOR THAT





© 1970-2014 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out - www.singyourheartout.com

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PRETENDING TO BE ME

I’m pretending. pretending to be who I am
Denied the role but I’m still in the film
Of my life in a supporting cast
So much for those who said I wouldn’t last

I’M PRETENDING, PRETENDING TO BE ME
PLAYING THE ROLE THAT YOU SEE

I play, playing the part even if I don’t fit
It’s once in a lifetime and I'd never quit
I’ll play me even if I have to fake
Roll film, I’ll get it down in one take

I’M PRETENDING, PRETENDING TO BE ME
PLAYING THE ROLE THAT YOU SEE


I see, seeing you watch all in confusion
Wondering if I am me or just an illusion 
If the act seems out of control
Remember, I'm not me, I just play the role

I’M PRETENDING, PRETENDING TO BE ME
PLAYING THE ROLE THAT YOU SEE



© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

OLD MAN'S GONE

The old man is gone
T'was time to move along
And head on up the road
On that dead horse he rode

He went on as he please
Leaving dusty memories
Of him and of us
And of all that he was

THE OLD MAN'S GONE
ALL WE CAN DO IS RIDE ON 
RIDE ON, RIDE ON OUR WAY
WE'LL CATCH UP SOME DAY
   WAS A TIME TO REMEMBER
   A TIME TO NEVER FORGET
   THE OLD MAN IS GONE
   GONE OFF INTO THE SUNSET

Young man look around
This isn't your piece'a ground
Others have held it before
And after you many more

Learn to see beyond your sight
We're all a brief flash of light
And now that the old man's gone
Nothing to do but move on
Nothing to do but move on

THE OLD MAN'S GONE
ALL WE CAN DO IS RIDE ON 
RIDE ON, RIDE ON OUR WAY
WE'LL CATCH UP SOME DAY
   WAS A TIME TO REMEMBER
   A TIME TO NEVER FORGET
   THE OLD MAN IS GONE
   OFF INTO THE SUNSET

© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Song for the Year, Runner Up

My song "NEW AGE MACHINE
wins Runner Up Placement 

Thanks to Marc Kennedy for his 
work on putting together the demo.

© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Sunday, December 22, 2013

MUCH MORE THAN NUTHIN

I CAN DO WITHOUT YER LUVIN
IF AIN'T MUCH MORE THAN NUTHIN
AND YOU DON'T WANNA BE TRUE
I CAN GO WITHOUT YER KISSIN
SO SMARTEN UP AND LISTEN

I WON'T BE ANYBODY'S FOOL
AND I CAN DO
WITHOUT YOU
YES, I COULD DO
WITHOUT YOU

They’re yapping bout ya in town
Sayin ya been letting me down
Time to kick ya to the curb
Maybe ya think that I'm blind
Or that I can't see the signs
But pay attention to my word

I CAN DO WITHOUT YER LUVIN
IF AIN'T MUCH MORE THAN NUTHIN
AND YOU DON'T WANNA BE TRUE
I CAN GO WITHOUT YER KISSIN
SO SMARTEN UP AND LISTEN

I WON'T BE ANYBODY'S FOOL
AND I CAN DO
WITHOUT YOU
YES, I COULD DO
WITHOUT YOU


Smooth operating in the dark
You've gone 'n missed the mark
And I got you in my bullseye
Out of heart and outta sight
Doing me wrong ain’t right
And soon it’s gonna be bu-bye

I CAN DO WITHOUT YER LUVIN
IF AIN'T MUCH MORE THAN NUTHIN
AND YOU DON'T WANNA BE TRUE
I CAN GO WITHOUT YER KISSIN
SO SMARTEN UP AND LISTEN

I WON'T BE ANYBODY'S FOOL
AND I CAN DO
WITHOUT YOU
YES, I COULD DO
WITHOUT YOU



© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Friday, August 16, 2013

IF IT'S LOVE

These are times
When the struggles confuse our minds
And we let the important things
Slip away from view

Living in this day
There's constant roadblocks in our way
And it's been so long that you
thought only of me and I of you

IF IT'S LOVE, WE WILL FIGHT
TO MAKE IT RIGHT
WE WILL DO, WHATEVER WE CAN
IF IT'S LOVE, THEN WE MUST
JUST LOVE AND TRUST
IN THE GREATER GOOD OF THE PLAN
AND LOVE, LOVE RIGHT TILL THE END

I can still remember
How our hearts glowed like ember
And there was nothing
That could keep us apart

But times, they change
Sometimes we are so out of range
But being out of sight
Doesn't mean out of each other's  heart

IF IT'S LOVE, WE WILL FIGHT
TO MAKE IT RIGHT
WE WILL DO, WHATEVER WE CAN
IF IT'S LOVE, THEN WE MUST
JUST LOVE AND TRUST
IN THE GREATER GOOD OF THE PLAN
AND LOVE, LOVE RIGHT TILL THE END



© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Friday, August 2, 2013

LIVING IN SPACE


World is full of Zombies
Without eyes on their face
Just a bunch of Donkeys
Who can't keep up the pace
They're down with the homies
But their life's way off-base
And they're badly losing the race
CAUSE THEY'RE LIVING IN SPACE
YEAH! LIVING IN SPACE
LIVING IN SPACE

The Boys're into wasting time
Know nothing but talk tough
Drinking to the bump and grind
Working only to roll a puff
Got so many in their prime
Who'll never be man enough
To live their life with any grace
CAUSE THEY'RE LIVING IN SPACE
YEAH! LIVING IN SPACE
LIVING IN SPACE

Won't stay through thick and thin
They're just easy come easy go
But my back loses no skin
Whichever way their winds blow
Cause I have been staying in
Right out from the get go
And I won't leave this place
TO JOIN 'EM LIVING IN SPACE
YEAH! LIVING IN SPACE
LIVING IN SPACE




© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Monday, July 15, 2013

MAROONED ON EARTH

I crashed my rocket-ship "Destiny"
I send this message with urgency
Celestial Father listen to my plea
Cause I am lost here so far from home

Wasn't my choice to choose this ride
Now I'm trapped across the Great Divide
I'm all time warped and twisted inside
Living in a body that is not my own

I AM HURT
AND MAROONED ON EARTH
I AM HURT
AND MAROONED ON EARTH
I AM HURT
AND MAROONED ON EARTH

Marooned amidst these men and wars
Bruised my flesh with wounds and scars
Craving my place back among the stars
This restless spirit is dying to be freed

They harbour too much anger and hate
Just lower-lifes destroying all you create
Talk of Love and Peace but they can't relate
For all their desires are poisoned by greed

I AM HURT
AND MAROONED ON EARTH
I AM HURT
AND MAROONED ON EARTH
I AM HURT
AND MAROONED ON EARTH

Send a rescue
Send a sign
I'm begging you
Throw us line
Or pull me up to higher ground

Your Golden Fleece
Celestial Robe
Grant them Peace
And give them Love
And turn their hearts heaven bound

I AM HURT
AND MAROONED ON EARTH
I AM HURT
AND MAROONED ON EARTH
I AM HURT
AND MAROONED ON EARTH

© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Thursday, April 4, 2013

YOU AIN'T GOT A SHOT

I was flat broke
Down to my last toke
Hitchhiking up the lonely highway of life


Went off and left home
After months on my own
I came face to face with the lowest in strife

Should've known better
But Dad raised no quitter
Experience is the father of learning who are you


So I slunked into town
And Plunked my pride down
There I came nose to nose with a lesson or two

WALK BEFORE YOU TROT
ROPE BEFORE YOU KNOT
GET BEFORE YOU'RE GOT
AND IF YOU DON'T AIM,
YOU AIN'T GOT A SHOT
YEAH, IF YOU DON'T AIM
YOU AIN'T GOT A SHOT
YOU AIN'T GOT A SHOT
YOU AIN'T GOT A SHOT

There's no magic pill
You say what you will
Gotta put your back into it, take it on the chin


Learn to duck and dip
Keep a stiff upper lip
Better learn to suck it up and tuck it all in

You're down in the ruts
There ain't no shortcuts
You gotta plug away till all work gets done


Don't be a no starter
But learn to work smarter
Cause we all can hide but we sure can't run


WALK BEFORE YOU TROT
ROPE BEFORE YOU KNOT
GET BEFORE YOU'RE GOT
AND IF YOU DON'T AIM,
YOU AIN'T GOT A SHOT
YEAH, IF YOU DON'T AIM
YOU AIN'T GOT A SHOT
YOU AIN'T GOT A SHOT
YOU AIN'T GOT A SHOT


© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Monday, April 1, 2013

NEW AGE MACHINE

"NEW AGE MACHINE"  wins Runner Up Placement  for Song of the Year demo by Marc Kennedy.


Thanks to Marc Kennedy for his  work on putting together the demo.


I've been running on two hours sleep 
My income is low and my debts are steep
This is spinning into a worn-out routine
And I'm becoming just part of the machine

It's point and click and click and drag
It's brainless but I don't mean to brag
Because the mind has to forget to feel
And the body needs nerves of steel

  ITS THE NEW AGE,
ITS ALL THE RAGE
BUT WE'RE LIVING BACKSTAGE
IT'S THE NEW WAY,
TO SEIZE THE DAY
BUT WE'LL ALL GO ANYWAY

ITS THE NEW AGE,
ITS ALL THE RAGE
BUT WE'RE LIVING BACKSTAGE
IT'S THE NEW WAY,
TO SEIZE THE DAY
BUT WE'LL ALL GO ANYWAY

I've been running at double speed
My wheels are torn but they don't bleed
My heart of neon has no way to tell
If this is heaven or if this is hell

Super vitamins and power boosters
They can make chickens out of roosters
Its a new age of contradictions
But everyone pays for their addictions

ITS THE NEW AGE,
ITS ALL THE RAGE
BUT WE'RE LIVING BACKSTAGE
IT'S THE NEW WAY,
TO SEIZE THE DAY
BUT WE'LL ALL GO ANYWAY

ITS THE NEW AGE,
ITS ALL THE RAGE
BUT WE'RE LIVING BACKSTAGE
IT'S A NEW WAY,
TO SEIZE THE DAY
BUT WE'LL ALL DIE EITHER WAY



© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Saturday, March 30, 2013

MEMORY LANE

I drove the road of hard knocks
Rolling over them rocks
Chasing a dream that never returned

Gambled and bet the whole pot
Thought I had a good shot
But in the end I crashed and burned

I WAS LIGHT ON MY FEET

BUT IT WAS ALL IN VAIN
FOUND NO LUCK ON EASY STREET
NOW I'M STUCK IN MEMORY LANE

I've been drug through the trenches
Mistreated by wenches
Had my heart chewed on and spat out
Been cheated and lied to
Been yelled at and cried to
Ran the gambit of certainty and doubt


I WAS LIGHT ON MY FEET
BUT IT WAS ALL IN VAIN
FOUND NO LUCK ON EASY STREET
NOW I'M STUCK IN MEMORY LANE

There were dreams to behold
But that story's getting old
I know only too well 'bout those scenes
Been here may times before
I know that I know the score
I got all the ways but ain't got the means

I WAS LIGHT ON MY FEET
BUT IT WAS ALL IN VAIN
FOUND NO LUCK ON EASY STREET
NOW I'M STUCK IN MEMORY LANE






© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

FOREVER


I've paid and I've paid my dues
But never got what's coming to meeeee
I've had the grays and had the blues
For as far as the eye can seeeeeeee

I've been through hell and high water
But I'm not the one to complainnnnnn
I've done everything like I ought to
And the waiting is driving me insaneeee

BECAUSE IT'S TAKING FOREVER
WAIT YOUR TURN YOU ALWAYS SAY
AND IT'S TAKING FOREVER
TAKING FOREVER AND A DAY

There are those who never even try
Doors open and drop all on their lapppp
But I knock and knock with no reply
I'm getting sick of this same ol' crappp

I've searched high and I've searched low
Covered all the bases far and wideeee
Travelled so long with these dreams in tow
That I can't take one more strideeee

BECAUSE IT'S TAKING FOREVER
WAIT YOUR TURN YOU ALWAYS SAY
AND IT'S TAKING FOREVER
TAKING FOREVER AND A DAY



© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

HEAVEN AND HELL

The Spirit is strong 
But the body is weak
What the Spirit wills
The body will speak

Body's got the rhythm
Spirit brings the rhymes
The body will crumble
Spirit last for all times

COME HEAVEN 

COME HELL
I'M BREAKING 

OUTTA MY SHELL

Get in tune with tunes
Rocking the groove true
Music's the voice of God
Coming out of me and you

Got to free your mind
For the body to know
Music comes from above
It grooves down below


COME HEAVEN 
COME HELL
I'M BREAKING 

OUTTA MY SHELL

They gave me legs
But I wanted wings
I do what I can
With these human things


COME HEAVEN 
COME HELL
I'M BREAKING 

OUTTA MY SHELL



© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Saturday, March 23, 2013

SHINE THE LIGHT


Got flowers in the spring
Got stars in the sky
Got songbirds that sing
Fireflies that fly

You've got a Paradise
Piece of heaven here on earth
I wish you'd recognize
And enjoy for all it's worth

WHERE YOU THREAD
I SHINE THE LIGHT
ON YELLOW AND RED
ON BLACK AND WHITE
  LOOK UP HERE
  I AM THE SUN
  I SHINE CLEAR
  FOR EVERYONE
LOOK UP HERE
I AM THE SUN
I SHINE CLEAR
FOR EVERYONE
  ON YELLOW AND RED
  ON BLACK AND WHITE           
  WHERE YOU THREAD
  I SHINE THE LIGHT
     I SHINE THE LIGHT

You got snow on hills high
Waterfalls and ocean blue
Got rainbows of magic dye
All made just for you

No one survives alone
No bird flies with one feather
Can't build with just one stone
Got to learn to live together

WHERE YOU THREAD
I SHINE THE LIGHT
ON YELLOW AND RED
ON BLACK AND WHITE
  LOOK UP HERE
  I AM THE SUN
  I SHINE CLEAR
  FOR EVERYONE
LOOK UP HERE
I AM THE SUN
I SHINE CLEAR
FOR EVERYONE
  ON YELLOW AND RED
  ON BLACK AND WHITE           
  WHERE YOU THREAD
  I SHINE THE LIGHT
     I SHINE THE LIGHT

It's hard to turn and leave
When there's something to prove
Peace is easy to achieve
You just don't make a move

You've got a Paradise
Piece of heaven here on earth
I wish you'd recognize
And enjoy for all it's worth

WHERE YOU THREAD
I SHINE THE LIGHT
ON YELLOW AND RED
ON BLACK AND WHITE
  LOOK UP HERE
  I AM THE SUN
  I SHINE CLEAR
  FOR EVERYONE
LOOK UP HERE
I AM THE SUN
I SHINE CLEAR
FOR EVERYONE
  ON YELLOW AND RED
  ON BLACK AND WHITE           
  WHERE YOU THREAD
  I SHINE THE LIGHT
     I SHINE THE LIGHT

Song Demo on YouTube
© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CHEAP WOMEN AND WINE

A lotta cheap wine
And uncaring women
I've taken what's mine
And now I'm scrammin'
Don't let me behind
Baby, cause I'm rammin'

EVEN IF THEY'RE SWINE
AND IT TASTES LIKE BRINE
I NEVER DECLINE
CHEAP WOMEN AND WINE

A dirty dog, so you say
But OK, I'll admit it
If this is your day
Then come and get it
Cause you gonna bray
Like you'll never forget it

EVEN IF THEY'RE SWINE
AND IT TASTES LIKE BRINE
I NEVER DECLINE
CHEAP WOMEN AND WINE

I'm tired of bein' jerked
And put on the spot
Or being smirked at
Called a crackpot
Baby, I've worked
For all that I've got

EVEN IF THEY'RE SWINE
AND IT TASTES LIKE BRINE
I NEVER DECLINE
CHEAP WOMEN AND WINE

Some guys never try
And some guys quit
I make the girls cry
But I don't give a sh**
Cause I'm the type of guy
Your mold don't fit

EVEN IF THEY'RE SWINE
AND IT TASTES LIKE BRINE
I NEVER DECLINE
CHEAP WOMEN AND WINE



© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

CRAZY DAISY DREAM

We fell deep into a fantasy 
And none could see clear 
Everything one could see 
Painted with rainbow smear 

Colors mished and mashed 
Trying to repaint our reality 
Though we wished and washed 
Few of us could break free 

THEM WERE CRAZY DAYS 
T'WAS A CRAZY FANTASY 
THEM WERE CRAZY WAYS 
FOR A REALITY TO BE 
THE HIGHER THE DREAM CALLS 
THE HARDER A DREAMER FALLS 

There were unicorns and elves 
All things out of this universe 
To the point we saw ourselves 
Not as the cure but as the curse 

But I broke outta that dream 
Just in time to see my true hue 
Though I didn't get away clean 
I well managed to get a clue 

THEM WERE CRAZY DAYS 
T'WAS A CRAZY FANTASY 
THEM WERE CRAZY WAYS 
FOR A REALITY TO BE 
THE HIGHER THE DREAM CALLS 
THE HARDER A DREAMER FALLS 

So real, we could see the stitches 
On them Fairies' britches 
But we got out just in time 
To spare our body and mind

THEM WERE CRAZY DAYS 
T'WAS A CRAZY FANTASY 
THEM WERE CRAZY WAYS 
FOR A REALITY TO BE 
THE HIGHER THE DREAM CALLS 
THE HARDER A DREAMER FALLS 

© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Monday, March 11, 2013

BAD BUY MARY JANE

She sold me well 
on the whole affair
Her VW bus
was none the worse for wear
A rough-drawn map
had an X right over LA
She had a way to my heart,
that was clear
From the start
I should never been there
She was loaded,

a bill of laden waited on pay

We took the back roads
driving at night
We slept in the day,
laying low, out of sight
It wasn't my cup of tea,
but, hey!, she was with me
She had wild dreams
of being set for life
I pictured the scenes
With her as my wife
But the cards
didn't hold that as our destiny

SO FROM ME TO YOU
WORD TO THE WISE
AIN'T NO BAD GUYS
EVER GIVING GOOD BUYS

We pulled into town,
was just before sunrise
Sunset Boulevard
flashed lights in our eyes
She met her cronies
just as they all had agreed
But poor Mary Jane
never saw it coming
When the heat came down,
man she was bumming
Cause they turned her in,
after stealing her weed

Mary Jane's bail
was set off the chart
I was slapped on the wrist,
stabbed in the heart
A big learning moment
and a lesson to teach
In cuffs and jumper,
I can still see her crying
"Don't forget me Bobby,"
and my heart was dying
I got outta Dodge,
that dream got way outta reach

SO FROM ME TO YOU
WORD TO THE WISE
AIN'T NO BAD GUYS
EVER GIVING GOOD BUYS

© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Friday, March 8, 2013

MAMA'S BABY


Mama's little baby is growing up fast
She's trying out her wings on faith alone
Mama's given her all the lessons from the past
But sooner or later she must learn lessons on her own

All Mama can do is give you the wings to fly
But she can not be always by your side
All she can do is teach you to aim high
and carry your conscience as your guide

BABY YOUR PLANS ARE GRAND
MAYBE YOU WILL GET THERE IN THE END
SOONER OR LATER YOU WILL UNDERSTAND
TO BUILD YOUR NEST WHERE YOU LAND

You're inspired by the infinite possibilities
You want to do it all and never fail
you'll try to the best of your abilities
but sooner or later everyone learns to exhale

you don't fail if you fail to succeed
just means you succeed in a different way
sometimes to be happy, breathing is all you need
and baby we are all alive and breathing today

BABY YOUR PLANS ARE GRAND
MAYBE YOU WILL GET THERE IN THE END
SOONER OR LATER YOU WILL UNDERSTAND
TO BUILD YOUR NEST WHERE YOU LAND



© 1970-2013 Manuel Rosa/Sing Your Heart Out

Thursday, March 7, 2013

SLIDE

hm-hm ah, hm, ah hm-hm, ahhh, hmmm-aaaahhhh 
SLIDE, SLIDE, SLIDE... LET IT SLIDE
SLIDE, SLIDE, SLIDE... LET IT SLIDE

Sometimes you pull away,
Sometimes you push hard
Sometimes you're led astray
Sometimes you don't get far
Sometimes it's right up front
Sometimes you're in the trench
Sometimes it's all you want
sometimes not even a pinch

SLIDE, SLIDE, SLIDE... LET IT SLIDE
SLIDE, SLIDE, SLIDE... LET IT SLIDE

Sometimes you can't get deep
Sometimes it's way too much
Sometimes it's your to keep
Sometimes you can't even touch
Sometimes the way is clear
and sometimes you can't tell
Sometimes you can't get near
Sometimes it's just as well

SLIDE, SLIDE, SLIDE... LET IT SLIDE
SLIDE, SLIDE, SLIDE... LET IT SLIDE

(RAP part)
Sometimes you're up
sometimes you're down
sometimes side to side
you're right side up
or upside down
just let it slide
you can come with us
get on the bus
playing seek and hide
I say it like I said
full speed ahead
go and let it slide

SLIDE, SLIDE, SLIDE... LET IT SLIDE
SLIDE, SLIDE, SLIDE... LET IT SLIDE
SLIDE, SLIDE, SLIDE... LET IT SLIDE



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