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           Bill Abernathy

LYRICS

FIND A WAY

I had the best intentions of seeing you that day
It had been a long time and I had some things to say
Then I got distracted somewhere along the way

I pulled into the parking lot, ran up the flight of stairs
When I got into your room I saw that you’re not there
All that was left was this blank, hollow stare

I didn’t get to tell you that I love you
I didn’t get to tell you how much I really care
I didn’t get to tell you that I love you
But give me time, I think that I just might
Try and find a way

You told me all these stories so full of simple truths
The lessons that they held were right there for me to use
You left it up to me to see which I would choose

As I’ve gotten older and wiser in my years
I realize those stories are riddled with your fears
The lessons that they teach are written with your tears

I didn’t get to tell you that I love you
I didn’t get to tell you how much I really care
I didn’t get to tell you that I love you
But give me time, I think that I just might

Our days are so numbered, our chances so few
To reach out and touch the ones that we need to
Just saying those three words, such a small price to pay
To live in the moment and help
Help find a way

I didn’t get to tell you that I love you
I didn’t get to tell you how much I really care
I didn’t get to tell you that I love you
But give me time, I think that I just might
I might have found a way

Start To Start

It’s only your imagination that’s keeping us apart
Only your imagination that separates our hearts
Love can be all we can dream when we just start to start
It’s only your imagination that stops the power of the heart

You heard all the rumors of beginnings and ends
Your mind took you somewhere between real and pretend
One voice said go there cross over that line
Another one echoed You’re wasting your time

You’ve got a place deep in your soul
Holding a Love that you cannot let go

It’s only your imagination that’s keeping us apart
Only your imagination that separates our hearts
Love can be all we can dream when we just start to start
It’s only your imagination that stops the power of the heart

I won’t leave you at a station, an airport or a bar
It’s your imagination that’s locking up your heart

It’s only your imagination that’s keeping us apart
Only your imagination that separates our hearts
Love can be all we can dream when we just start to start
It’s only your imagination that stops the power of the heart


GOODBYE WILL NEVER COME AGAIN

Is there another chance to say hello
And face all these fears from so long ago
Is there another chance to be your friend
Can hearts locked away somehow open again
I know that my fear may never end
But believe me when I say
Goodbye will never come again

A long time ago in a faraway land
We took the chance to let love begin
My fear of that journey was too much for me
I walked away and you cried

I spent all these years learning to be
The man that I am and all that is me
Deep down inside the fear still remains
I can’t break away and I cry

Is there another chance to say hello
And face all these fears from so long ago
Is there another chance to be your friend
Can hearts locked away somehow open again
I know that my fear may never end
But believe me when I say
Believe me when I say
You must believe me when I say
Goodbye will never come again


THIS I KNOW

Where can I run, tell me where can I go
When life gets so hard, and I’ve lost my way home
I reach for your hand and I hope against hope
You can lead me to places that I so need to go
It can happen, it can happen
It can happen, this I know

Time makes me weary, it brings me such pain
It takes me on journeys to the very brink of insane
It frightens me, haunts me, makes my dreams fade away
Relentless and driving, every night and every day
It can happen, it can happen
It can happen, this I know

I want so to feel it, to reach out and find
This joy in the journey that I call mine
I’ve opened my soul, my heart and my mind
To find all the places I’m destined to find
I’m gonna be strong, take chances believe
My fear of this journey is now leaving me
It can happen, this I know

I know now you’re waiting for me on this road
Offering hands to help me shoulder the load
I’m ready to start, but baby let’s take it slow
My fear of this journey is so damned hard to let go
It can happen, it can happen
It can happen, this I know

I want so to feel it, to reach out and find
This joy in the journey that I call mine
I’ve opened my soul, my heart and my mind
To find all the places I’m destined to find
I’m gonna be strong, take chances believe
My fear of this journey is now leaving me
It can happen, it can happen
It can happen, this I know


THRILL OF THE CHASE

He’s an average guy with an average life
Average kids and an average wife
An average job that’s burnt out his mind
A secretary that’s just a little too kind
She fills the void in his average life
And she meets the needs not met by his wife
Her devious touch, her subtle embrace
And he’s become a player in
The thrill of the chase

It’s the thrill of the chase, the thrill of the chase
Bringing such pleasure with each new embrace
The thrill of the chase, the thrill of the chase
So little to offer, so very much to take
In the chase

It’s not about love, but only her touch
‘Cause she gives him something that he’s wanted so much
He’s got to be careful and keep his lies right
Somehow it’s forever, but only tonight
He tries to conceals it but his eyes show the truth
His web of deception grows with each new excuse
He understands now as he looks in her face
That he’s become a player in
The thrill of the chase

It’s the thrill of the chase, the thrill of the chase
Bringing such pleasure with each new embrace
The thrill of the chase, the thrill of the chase
So little to offer, so very much to take
In the chase

He doesn’t love her, and he feels no shame
Until it’s discovered that they’re on to his game
He stands in his doorway filled with disgrace
As he becomes a victim of
The thrill of the chase

It’s the thrill of the chase, the thrill of the chase
Bringing such pleasure with each new embrace
The thrill of the chase, the thrill of the chase
So little to offer, so very much to take
So very much to take,  in the chase

 

CLOSE CALLS

They say no man is an island
They say no man can stand alone
But what’s a man to do now
When he feels as though his heart has turned to stone

They say all the world’s a stage
And we’re just playin’ a role
But what’s a man to do now
When he feels that he can’t go on with the show

I don’t want to play this game
But my back’s up against the wall
I don’t want to play this game
But my heart’s already taken the fall
I don’t want to play this game
I didn’t want to play it at all
I don’t want to play this game
There’s just too many, too many close calls

This game of life and love we’re playing
I thought I understood the rules
But what’s a man to do now
When that very game has played him for a fool

I don’t want to play this game
But my back’s up against the wall
I don’t want to play this game
But my heart’s already taken the fall
I don’t want to play this game
I didn’t want to play it at all
I don’t want to play this game
There’s just too many, too many close calls


MOVIN’ ON AGAIN

Walking down a lonely street not forgotten but alone
I passed an all-night coffee shop, made me think of home
My friends my loves my family are some of what I miss
But when I’m all alone at night, I think of our last kiss

All I wanted was a better day
All I wanted was a place to lay my head
The saddest part is moving on again

I remember seeing you as I walked away
A lonely tear was in your eye, begging me to stay
I know the road has problems for a man all on his own
But I can’t take you with me girl, steal you from your home

All I wanted was a better day
All I wanted was a place to lay my head
The saddest part is moving on again

I didn’t want to see you cry oh no
I didn’t want to break your heart
But when it came my time to go
I had to make a brand new start

I remember the good times baby, I’ll try to forget the bad
Think of me in lonely times, the memories we’ve had
This goodbye’s forever, but I sure want you to know
I’m gonna think about you every day, everywhere I go cause baby

All I wanted was a better day
All I wanted was a place to lay my head
The saddest part is moving on again


WALK AWAY

Don’t you know I gotta walk away
Don’t you know I gotta walk away
Don’t you know I gotta walk away
The pain ain’t worth the gain
Don’t you know I gotta walk away

I don’t know what I had in mind
When I signed my name on the bottom line
I bought into a bill of goods
‘Cause that’s what I thought I was supposed to do
Convinced that I was doing the right thing
I didn’t realize the drama that would bring

Don’t you know I gotta walk away
Don’t you know I gotta walk away
Don’t you know I gotta walk away
The pain ain’t worth the gain
Don’t you know I gotta walk away

I’ll never forget that final day
The selfish game that you came to play
In your eyes that hateful stare
I realized then that you never really cared
I made my call that final fateful day
It’s clear you never loved me anyway

Don’t you know I gotta walk away
Don’t you know I gotta walk away
Don’t you know I gotta walk away
The pain ain’t worth the gain
Don’t you know I gotta walk away

I played the game the very best that I can
I tried so hard to be that better man
That game is done, that debt has all been paid
There’s only one thing left I can say

Don’t you know I gotta walk away
Don’t you know I gotta walk away
Don’t you know I gotta walk away
The pain ain’t worth the gain
There’s nothing left to say
Don’t you know I gotta walk away
 

WHERE I NEED TO BE

I’m here with my memories, my souvenirs
Taking me places I’ve been through the years
They tell me the stories, of things I believe
And help me remember the place that I need to be

I’m just where I need to be
Livin’ lovin’ laughing being free
Runnin’ with the wind, Winnin’ so easily
I’m just where I, Just where I, Just where I need to be

Some say l’m crazy, that I’ll never find
A place like I’m leavin’, what I’ve left behind
They tell me it’s safe there, much better for me
But that doesn’t take me to the place that I need to be

I’m just where I need to be
Livin’ lovin’ laughing being free
Runnin’ with the wind, Winnin’ so easily
I’m just where I, Just where I, Just where I need to be

Many surrender trying to find
A place they belong to that comforts their mind
I’m going somewhere, chasing this dream
To find this illusive place that I need to be

I’m going somewhere, chasing this dream
To find this illusive place that I need to be

I’m just where I need to be
Livin’ lovin’ laughing being free
Runnin’ with the wind, Winnin’ so easily
I’m just where I, Just where I, Just where I need to be

 

All songs written by Bill Abernathy and published by
Max Berry Music (BMI) and Lone Willow Music (ASCAP). 
Copyright 2016, Enneagram Records

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