From the CD, "Revival"

Back to NY

-written by Steve Johnson

Take me back to New York
Take me back to my home
Where my children play
We’re out of harm’s way
Where they don’t do anything to ya
Take me back to my yard
Where life don’t seem so hard
Where we all hold hands
We understand the meaning of hallelujah
 
Hey yea, Hey yea
 
Driving off into the sunset
Oh I can’t get you out of my mind 
There's a reason that angels fly 
There’s a reason why I can’t cry 
But I can’t be held responsible 
I've fallen for the first time
No I can’t be held responsible
Cuz I'm in love for the first time...
 
Hey yea, Hey yea
 
Making love to you is never second best 
I miss looking in your eyes
I'm lost in tempered skies
And there's a reason why I lied
But I can’t be held responsible
I've fallen for the first time 
No I can’t be held responsible 
I'm in love for the first time...
 
Hey yea, Hey yea 
 
Chorus
Rain's Gonna Fall

-written by Charity Nuse

I don’t think I’m better than anyone else 
I’m just tryin to help you help yourself 
So you like to get real high, 
Break your pain down for a while 
Sayin’ c’mon boys and take some more, 
Take some more
 
Chorus 
I can feel it comin down 
Rain’s gonna fall, Dime beggar's gonna call you
 
3am ring ring on the telephone 
Your cryin cuz you ain’t got no home, 
You’ve lost control 
You’re a Runaway Lady 
Sellin’ her soul out on the corner sayin c’mon boys and
Take some more take some more
 
Chorus
 
Sunshine tryin to reach your eyes
You missed your chance to push reset
Black Coat Con-man
One last run to pay off that debt, 
Gonna lay your body down to rest
I can feel it comin down, I can feel it comin down
 
Rain's gonna fall, Dime Beggars' gonna call you
Rain, Rain, Rain is gonna fall
I said Rain, Rain, Rain is gonna fall
I said Rain, Rain, Rain is gonna fall,
Rain is gonna fall oh it's com in down 
nah nah, nah, nah yea 
Dime beggars gonna call you
Prophecy

-written by Steve Johnson

Baby, this is my prophecy
I cannot fight it for I am in my odyssey 
The strange tales of my fantasies
Are caused by my dreams yes, only by my dreams
I cannot fight the holy word 
Well it means too much to me 
I’m walking down the street 
And I fall down to my knees
 
Chorus
Hold me in the water
Label me a martyr
I don’t care what you say
You know I’m here to stay, stay, stay 
Try to take me away, away, away
 
Bridge
Dearly beloved we are gathered here tonight
To pay homage the ones we love 
Take hold of your brothers and sisters by the hand
And show the love, show the love
It’s a new world order... 
Show the love, the love, the love
Rock A Bye

-written by Steve Johnson

Call me honey call me anything 
But please don’t waste my time 
I cherished all our moments together 
But our love is a silent lullaby
Life seems simple but it’s so damn hard 
Chasing down distant memories 
I wish somehow it can all get better
 
Chorus
Rock A Bye Baby, I'm a leaving
Chances are I ain't coming back
Kiss me good bye my darlin 
And hold me close for one more night 
I love you baby good by
 
I'm a saint, I’m a sinner and I can’t hide no more 
So hold me now darlin 
I can’t keep running away I’m tired as hell 
So let me sleep in your arms again 
Your my angel amen, your my angel, 
You’re my angel amen
 
All my dreams just seem to fade away
I look toward the sky and start crying 
When I’m not next to you I’m incomplete 
So please don’t deny me from traveling on
 
Chorus
The Kettle

-written by Charity Nuse

In this small pond we are swimming 
Dreamin of the blue skies we could be liven 
In the end we are one in the same
In the end only god still matters
Sit and think about a new tomorrow
No need to fret about your sorrow
Only sunshine keeps bringing down the rain 
Washin footprints left from greed & shame, 
Greed & shame
 
Pre-Chorus
Speak to me with your laughter in good rhyme 
Punish me with your shoulder all the time 
Talk to me as we walk along la-di-da
Promise us it will always get better
Always gettin’ better
 
Chorus
It was hard, it was hard, it was hard
But it all works out in the end-2x
 
Gain strength from the trials you go through
Give back this language doesn’t teach that
Spin a web filled with love friends and enemies 
Add your name and lend it to the lost at sea 
That no one else has ever had before 
Brew me up some love up some fire
Make it wild and don’t forget the Shire, Shire
 
Pre-Chorus/ Chorus
 
Shed the skin that once became you 
Culminate into something all brand new
Feel the pounds lift as you forgive them all 
Chains break and your spiritual side grows 
Harmony contingence in your melody
Melodic indifference all swept with the breeze 
Everyone gets exactly what they need
Leave a little left over for the Kettle, Kettle oh 
 
Pre-Chorus/ Chorus
Chorus repeat
Pre-Chorus/ Chorus Chorus repeat
The Two of Us

-written by Steve Johnson

There's a love light in your eyes 
There's a change of life in the sky 
There's bloodshed on common ground 
There's a dream world between lost and found
 
Chorus 
The Two of us, can go to places 
No one else has ever been before
 
Everybody has a dream that's not outdated
Everybody's had a chance but hesitated
Everybody wants some time
But just can't find it
Everybody's had some time 
But there way behind it
 
The two of us, we've had things
That no one else has ever had before
 
Everybody wants some love and understanding
Everybody wants the touch of the velvet hand 
Everybody needs some space time for reflection 
Some peace of mind and a new direction
 
The Two of us we've felt things 
That no one else has ever felt before
 
Bridge 
The trains rollin' 
Better hop on or get out the way 
This is a new time a better day 
Oh Mama, Oh Mama, Oh Mama 
Why do they say I am crazy, crazy? 
I may be up and down,
Turned around back and forth 
But I'm on my feet again
Sing to Me

-written by Kev Rowe

I said hey there girl why don’t you lose 
Those walking shoes? 
I will sing you a song 
If you’d like me to
And she said...
 
Chorus
Sing to me so sweetly
Hold me close with melody
Sing to me all through the night
 
There’s a man driving in his car
He snaps his fingers on his way to the bar 
He says, I should have been a musician
I could have gone so far 
and he said...
 
Chorus
 
An elder woman sits down at her piano
And cries for the lovers she has lost
She says, I was the beauty queen of Texas
But that title came at such a cost 
and she said...
 
Chorus
Whisper

-written by Steve Johnson

Whisper in the wind, whisper in the snow 
Whisper to the people, say go, go ,go 
Whisper in the wind, whisper in the snow 
Whisper to the people say go, go ,go
Say go, go, go, Say go, go, go, Say go, go, ,go
 
Through the cold rain and snow 
Moonshiner turn that corn to Gold
Take me to the river lord and save my soul
Sometimes

-written by Charity Nuse

Sometimes, it’s better off to work it out 
If you can see clearly, there might be a chance 
So why don’t you talk to me and tell me all your secrets
And if your waiting for the go, 
Then you’re waitng for a lifetime baby 
Cuz I’ve been fooled before, 
I’m still waiting for the real you
 
I remember, when your eyes, they told me you’d always
Understand who I am and what I’ve done 
Now things get so complicated your hiding in that pale
Horizon with your eyes closed 
I can’t I won’t let you wear that mask any longer, oh no
 
Chorus 
Is there a promise in your breath? 
Let me know cuz I’ve been fooled before, 
I’m still waiting for the real you 
 
I’m not a puppet on a string 
And these chains have to break
If you believe I know this situation 
Can work out for us if you believe 
It takes some healing and some understanding, 
Baby steps honey 
So let’s be open in the sunshine 
And turn this new page right
 
Chorus 
 
Cuz I’ve been fooled before, I’m still here 
Please show me the real you, 
I can see the real you
Salvation Cry

-written by Steve Johnson

There's a rain falling down 
And it spills on the ground 
And it lifts up the whole world with life 
And there’s a well on the hill 
And only time will tell 
If it fills up with Salvation Cry
 
Chorus 
Redemption is the word 
That holds on to me 
As I look at the sky 
So drenched and so free 
But it seems like I can’t fight 
Or hold on to you 
So I look for the answers and hope they are true
 
As the stars twinkle bright 
And it lifts up the sky 
It seems like the moon shines just for me 
And as the dawn meets the night 
And the sky fills with light 
I crouch down on one bended knee
 
Chorus 
There's a lake between two hills 
And a town that stands still 
And a river that keeps pouring in 
I think times met its match 
Left your heart with a scratch 
It feels like your left alone again
 
Chorus 
 
There's a rain falling down 
And it spills on the ground 
And it lifts up the whole world with life 
And there’s a well on the hill 
And only time will tell 
If it fills up with Salvation Cry
 
Chorus
All Brand New

-written by Charity Nuse

What would love do now?
Throw up hands in the air and walk away now, 
No, I don’t think so, not love
What would Fear do now?
Now we’re talkin’ hatin’, resentin’ , blamin' 
Oh, that monster it eats everything
You got a choice in life
Two ways to live, two ways to give
Love and Fear, It’s what we all hold dear
One stays one’s gotta go, One stay’s one’s gotta go
 
Live, in Love Live, in the Light
Live, in Love and you might find, you might find 
How to make a better you
After all that you’ve been through
Hold on, the past ain’t got nothin’ on you
 
Chorus
It’s all brand new, It’s all brand new 
It’s all brand new to you yea
It’s all brand new ahhhhh yeah
It’s all brand new to you, yea
 
What would you do now?
Consequences of life gotcha down?
Oh, blame your pain and try to runaway
What would you do now?
Up against the world afraid to speak out,
Oh we all got somethin’ to say
I said love is truth, don’t be blind,
It’s time to make up your mind
Why don’t ya make up your mind?
Live, in Love Live, in the Light
Live, in Love and you might find, you might find 
How to make a better you
After all that you’ve been through
Hold on, the past ain’t got nothin’ on you
 
Chorus - New to you, new to you ohhh
 
It’s gonna be, it’s gonna be new baby
Oh, If you believe, Oh But you gotta believe yea 
Oh, its gonna change, your everything
Like a Memory

-written by Steve Johnson

A wise old brittle man 
Speaks of the brighter day 
They’ll be a time when love and laughter shines 
It’s way back in the world again 
And the child, the small fragile child 
will have love to give once more 
And the world, this old and battered world 
Will be free from hate and war
 
Chorus 
It’s like a memory 
In the back of my mind 
Where their hearts and souls 
Are one with the golden divine 
It’s like a memory 
On the tip of my tongue 
I’m speaking the words of love 
So we can live as One... 
~So the world will be one~
 
I pray each and every day 
For peace in this world of ours 
But I see the innocent and free 
Imprisioned by metal bars 
And I lose confidence in truth 
Watching the world at war 
And I hope with all my heart and soul 
we can live in fear no more
 
Chorus 
I’m speaking the words of love 
~So the world will be one~