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           Steve Sterner

LYRICS

THEN THERE WAS YOU      

Time is a rollin’, rollin’ past me
Well, I can’t catch up, cut myself free
Sun comes up, sun goes down
It always leaves me wonderin’ where I’m bound

Then there was you along the way
Then there was you to see me through
Then there was you, my lonely days are gone to stay

Time is a rollin’, rollin’ past me
Well, I can’t catch up, cut myself free
Count each day as it rolls by
We’re here but a moment, a ripple in the river of time

Time is a rollin’, rollin’ past me
Well, I can’t catch up, cut myself free
Wind blows the waves, turns the water dark
I can’t find shelter from the storm

Then there was you to shine the light
Then there was you to toss me a line
Then there was you, a safe harbor on a stormy night

Time is a rollin’, rollin’ past me
Well, I can’t catch up, cut myself free
When my days are done and I have to leave
Look for me on the river of time.

I’ll be there along the way
I’ll be there to see you through
I’ll be there, your safe harbor on a stormy day

Time is a rollin’, rollin’ past me
Well, I can’t catch up, cut myself free
Oh, I can’t catch up, cut myself free


DON’T YOU GO TOO FAR

There’s a full moon over the prairie
You can see the wheat blowin’ in the wind
And the storm clouds on the horizon tell me of things to come

Don’t you go too far away from me
Don’t you go too far away from me

There’s a hot sun over the city
You can see the trash blowin’ in the wind
And the sirens down the street tell me of things to come

Don’t you go too far away from me
Don’t you go too far away from me

There’s an old man on the corner
And he’s beggin’ for everything he gets
And the people they just walk by and they tell me of things to come

Don’t you go too far away from me
Don’t you go too far away from me

Now there’s preachers in their pulpits
They’re preachin’ hate instead of preachin’ love
And they’re lyin’ to their congregations and they tell me of things to come

Don’t you go too far away from me
Don’t you go too far away from me

Don’t you go too far away from me
Don’t you go too far away from me


NORTHERN LIGHTS

 

I ONCE WAS A PIRATE

I once was a pirate,  I sailed the blue sea 
Waiting for the wind to blow
I had a strong ship as strong as can be
She was square rigged and round at the stern

We sailed the blue sea plundering all that we found
Giving quarter and mercy to none
We were feared by all who crossed or path
They all took off on a run.

Fly Jolly Roger fly it high,  always looking for a fight
For if they catch you they’ll kill you on sight
So fly Jolly Roger fly

For eight long years I sailed the blue sea watching the treasure grow
We raided Spanish Galleons by the score
And we would have raided more

We were caught off guard by a Spanish Man of War
He sent us to the bottom
Now the ship is gone and the treasure is no more
And I still haunt these islands

Fly Jolly Roger fly it high,  always looking for a fight
For if they catch you they’ll kill you on sight
So fly Jolly Roger fly

The tides they come and the tides they go and many a year has past
The hunters all seek my treasure but I know they’ll never last
It’s buried deep and in a cave where they’ll never look
If they do they’ll never come back cause they’ll join me on the bottom

Fly Jolly Roger fly it high,  always looking for a fight
For if they catch you they’ll kill you on sight
So fly Jolly Roger fly
 

MARIA

Well the wind was blowing hard one night
You came to me all a fright
We spent the night wrapped in each others arms
And didn’t let go till the morning light.
Maria

Your skins so soft, your eyes so green
You make me scream in the middle of my dreams
Oh Maria don’t you ever let go
Hold me tight all through the night 
Oh Maria

Your auburn hair, your come hither lips
Well they drive me wild, they’re more than I can resist

Well you spent the night, holdin me tight
Let’s raise the sails at mornings first light.
Then we’ll sail away for the rest of our lives
Holdin each other tight in the storms of our lives 
Oh Maria


PICTURE

You were just a picture on the wall at Moore Mom’s house
A story told to the kids one and all.
Of how you gave your life In the Ardenne forest
in a battle that is still known today

Times were hard when you went away to war
To beat the evil upon the face of the world
Our food was rationed and the fuel was too.
But we were with you every step of the way

I never knew you, but you will live on
My brother and his son both bear your name.
It’s a memory of your sacrifice
That brought about the freedom we have today

Times have changed, we’ve lost our way
People don’t know what hard times are today.

You crossed the channel in nineteen forty-four
And for the first time saw the ugly face of war.
Your friends were dying all around you
You were the lucky one until that round found you.

Have we forgotten all that you gave?
In that far off land on the cold winters day

The telegram came on that cold December day
Telling the family that you had gone away
They’ll never see you again in this life
But they’ll hold your memory dear for the rest of time.

 

THE ONE LIKE YOU

I’ve crossed the ocean, flown from coast to coast
Run down ragin’ rivers that would terrify most
Driven lonely highways that seem to never end
Watched a thousand sunsets at the days end

But I never thought I’d find the one like you
Always wondering if my dreams would come true
Woke up one morning, there you were
I never thought I’d find the one like you

I’ve the climbed the Rocky Mountains, spent a night in a mountain meadow
Watched a falling star cross over head    
Caught some trout from a mountain stream
They sure tasted good, sitting around the campfire with my friend

But I never thought I’d find the one like you
Always wondering if my dreams would come true
Woke up one morning, there you were
I never thought I’d find the one like you

I’ve wandered many a back road, drifted from town to town
Had a hundred jobs that took me no where    
Spent a night out on the prairie, watched the moon rise over the wheat  
Been in a storm or two that nearly knocked me off my feet

But I never thought I’d find the one like you
Always wondering if my dreams would come true
Woke up one morning, there you were
I never thought I’d find the one like you
 

THE RIVER KEPT RISIN’

In the summer of 51, storm clouds were dark
It rained for forty days and forty nights
The muddy Missouri and the Kansas rivers were about to have their way.

The rain kept falling, the river kept rising
They said pack up your stuff and head for higher ground
The rain kept falling, the river kept rising
They said pack up your stuff and head for higher ground 

My grandpa tells a story of floating in his boat
Going in through the attic window
They saved what they could the rest it was lost
They went on and built a new life

The rain kept falling, the river kept rising
They said pack up your stuff and head for higher ground
The rain kept falling, the river kept rising
They said pack up your stuff and head for higher ground 

The rumor it was spread how the Army corps
Blew up the dikes on the Kansas side
They flooded Argentine & Armourdale
But they didn’t save the Missouri shore

The rain kept falling, the river kept rising
They said pack up your stuff and head for higher ground
The rain kept falling, the river kept rising
They said pack up your stuff and head for higher ground 


TIME IS STILL TURNING

Time is still turning, life is still learning
All the things we have to give
And when I’m near you all my dreams come true

Baby when you will ever see
All I need is a girl like you
To make me happy and make my life like new

The sun shines brightly, the moon glows dimly
All theses things I see in you
The stars they twinkle, I see them in you too

Won’t you come and marry me
We could be such company
Our kids will be happy the same as me and you

I could share with you all of my dreams
You could share with me all of your schemes
And we could live forever and a day
 

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED

You taught me how to fly on the wings of eagles and hawks
You taught me how to climb the mountains so high
You taught me how to walk down an old country road
Then you got on board that plane and took the music home.

Why’d you have to go?  Why’d you have to leave?
Don’t you know we cried the day the music died.

You sang of riding ponies way up in the mountains
You sang of sailing ships across the sea
You sang of all the things I could only imagine
Then you got on board that plane and took the music home.

Why’d you have to go?  Why’d you have to leave?
Don’t you know we cried the day the music died.

You sang us all the songs about your friends and family
You sang us all the songs of how the world should be
You sang us all the songs about the rhymes and the reasons
Then you got on board that plane and took the music home.

Why’d you have to go?  Why’d you have to leave?
Don’t you know we cried the day the music died.


MARIA (SPANISH)

 

 

 

All songs written by Steve Sterner and published by Max Berry Music (BMI)

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