Lee Koch Music | Soulful Americana

Soulful Americana

 

CONSIDER LAUGHTER

How do you feel about being alone

It’s a long road to walk by yourself

What makes you think that you don’t need love

It’s a cold world, but we could warm it up

So I say wait, don’t walk away

I haven’t yet begun to share my heart

And I say please, let me speak

I’ve got a story you would love to hear

What makes you think that I’m not the one

Just look back on the past we’ve had

Consider laughter, consider good times

Those are the things that will be hard to find

So I say wait, don’t walk away

I haven’t yet begun to share my heart

And I say please, let me speak

I’ve got a story you would love to hear


GREATER GOOD

There’s a greater good just beyond me

And there’s a lesser evil at my side

I hear an angel’s harp playing sweetly

That song grows louder over time

Which truth is true? I’ve struggled through some questions

But your faithfulness extends beyond my worth

Black clouds, they shroud this path with wickedness

But the sun, it shines right through

Oh and how I’d love to be walking at a perfect pace

If only that dark devil’d leave me be

Leave me be

Well I mustn’t sit here waiting for a miracle

Lord knows I’ve got to show some desire

Well I’ve tried to live my life by my own strength

And I found out submission is my only hope

Oh and how I’d love to be walking at a perfect pace

If only that dark devil’d leave me be

And temptation is a grinding stone wearing on my soul

Oh mercy Lord, have mercy on me

Oh mercy Lord, have mercy on me

On me


THREE CHEERS

Hear ye that sound? It’s a train of improbable things

Next stop my friend is right where you stand

Just step up on board and you’ll see

Three cheers once the whistle blows

As it’s clearing the way for the bold

In earnest you seek what’s troubling your soul

And once you find it you’ll be searching no more

Fear not for the Lord will provide all the strength that you need

Don’t compromise a single step in your stride

Brace yourself we’re picking up speed

Hold tight while the rails sing and we’re making our way toward the goal

Fight your fight with every breath of your life

Don’t look down, keep moving forward

Triumphant train. Improbable things

Only for those who do believe


LOSING GAME

You went ahead and ripped me up from the roots

And I fell hard when you put me down

Evil girl, I shoulda never asked you to come around

Now that your damage here is done

You just gonna up and leave town

When I said I was in love, it was the truth

And I believed that you loved me too

Oh, what a stupid boy I was

For becoming your little fool

But now I just sit here thinking to myself

How it’s all gonna come back around to you

It’s a losing game we play, us foolish lovers

Yet we insist on playin it again, and again, and again

Oh, just wasting time with somebody

Who’s only gonna hurt you in the end

Well either we don’t mind losing

Or we just don’t know what true loving is


GONE TO TEXAS

If I were just a little more foolish

I’d follow you to Texas

And I,  I’d try to win your love

It took you one day to steal my heart

And tomorrow you’ll be gone

But I, I can’t go to Texas… California is my home

And there’s five, five good reasons I cant chase you

It’s too far from family

There’s no mountains there

The waves are too small

And I don’t dance square

And there’s one more reason why I’ve got to stick around

You got that free spirit woman, and I’d hate to tie you down

You got that free spirit mama, and I’d hate to tie you down

It took you one day to steal my heart

And tomorrow you’ll be gone

But when you think of California

Just know you’re always welcome

When you think of California

Just know you’re always welcome


TRIALS & TEARS

If only I could hold my breath longer, I would stay under water

til my troubles were gone

Then I would come up to the surface, take a look at this earth

and realize what went wrong

Wouldn’t it be nice to have something that would always give comfort

In the time of your pain

Then you wouldn’t have to rely on someone else’s advice

You could just keep on living in your dream

Oh but it’s not that easy, folks it’s plain to see

that  there’s no simple way around

Yes the cards were dealt no matter how you felt about

playin the game

So when the hard times come, you’ve just got to stand strong

Don’t let temptation win your heart

It’s the honest man who’s gonna make a stand no matter what the cost

Imagine if our lives were all perfect, not a single disturbance

or a tragic event

Everything would go real smooth, just like a pleasurable cruise

without a bump or a bend

Sure that would be awfully convenient, but then what is the meaning

for the lives that we spend

We’ve got to persevere through the trials and tears

and find our hope in the end

Because it’s not that easy, folks it’s plain to see

that  there’s no simple way around

Yes the cards were dealt no matter how you felt about

playin the game

So when the hard times come, you’ve just got to stand strong

Don’t let temptation win your heart

And that’s what sets the chosen apart

Because it’s not that easy, folks it’s plain to see

that  there’s no simple way around

Yes the cards were dealt no matter how you felt about

playin the game


MARCH ON

All I ever got from you was rocks in my pockets, dirt in my shoes

Now I’ve got these roadside blues

What have I got left to do but march on

March on, march on

I gave you my love, but you took my soul

Now I’m standing out in the cold

What have I got left to do but march on

March on, march on

March on, march on

March on, march on

You wont see me no more (no more) 8x


FREE FROM MISERY

Out that door, over the mountains, use my legs

Get me far from this place

You know you can’t keep me here

Oh, I’m gonna see the world

You know you can’t keep me here

Don’t look back, head to the ocean

Feel that breeze, feel it with my soul

Gonna catch that dream of mine

Oh, on the horizon

Gonna catch that dream of mine

That’s right

Well I’m free from misery

I’m free from misery

Gonna live in peace and give praise to my king

Oh, I’m free from misery

I’m free from misery

Gonna live in peace and give praise to my king

I’m free from misery

Oh Lord I’m free, oh Lord I’m free from misery

Gonna live in peace and give praise to my king


DREAMS AWAKE

Well I’ve seen those things that one could only see in dreams

And I’ve dreamt those dreams that one could only dream outside of sleep

And tampered minds, they tell me to come down from

The very clouds I sit upon

But they can’t see me from there

And they don’t understand my thoughts

As much as they wish they could

But I’ve got nothing to fear

Because I know there are others here

Who feel the same as me

And tainted minds, they tell me to come down from

The very clouds I sit upon

But they can’t hear me from there

And they don’t recognize my doubts

As well as they think they do

But I’ve got nothing to fear

Because I know there are others here

Who feel the same as me

So brothers, sisters let us march

Let us show the world our hearts

With faith and humility

Yes, set your sails put out to sea

Rest your fears and come with me

We’ll get an eternal view

And we have seen those things

That one could only see in dream


SAME AS BLOOD

Take good care of yourself

Don’t waste your time being foolish

And don’t you say that it’s not my concern

You’re a brother to me, same as blood

Make good use of your days

Life is too short to live for yourself

So don’t you play that game of testing fate

Keep in mind, there are those who love you

I only fear death if it’s you who’s dying

I’m not prepared to bear that loss

I couldn’t care less about the number of my years

I’d give you my life with a peaceful thought

Won’t you try and understand

This is true, it’s as real as it gets

You’ve had your fill, yet you’re not satisfied

Enough is enough of the hard way

Stubborn man, won’t you listen to a friend

Trying desperately to grab your hand

And keep you from a tragic end

Stubborn man, stubborn man

In agony, I make this plea

I only fear death if it’s you who’s dying

I’m not prepared to bear that loss

I couldn’t care less about the number of my years

I’d give you my life with a peaceful thought

If I had a choice at all

I’d give you my life with a peaceful thought

If I ever had to choose

You know I’d give my life for you

I’d give you my life with a peaceful thought


 

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