JennRiley

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  • Beth Nielsen Chapman

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"So it's me and you / in this world together"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"So it's me and you / in this world together"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"So it's me and you / in this world together"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"So it's me and you / in this world together"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"So it's me and you / in this world together"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"here we go...sometimes my comments don't come through!

"opposite sides" is great...but "on" adds one two many syllables...good lines though!!"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"So it's me and you / in this world together"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"first line is the only weak point because it's a left over part of a sentence. make it stand on it's own."

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"looking for the light"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"how do you know that spark is willing to ignite? "

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"a tiny little spark/ *willing to ignite/ shining in the dark...the notion that * (or wanting to ignite)"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"This is much better....! Flickers describes and stands on it's own. like the sentence could be "The flickers of a spark looking for the light...." and then you'd need to finish the sentence in the time left."

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"flickers of a spark/looking for the light/shining in the dark"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"pulls at the seams a bit in the melody...we just need it to be the start of a list. meaning saying what it is and not what it's doing in that first line"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"arcs a tiny spark...flames a tiny spark...lays a tiny...rests a tiny...sleeps a tiny ...zzzz."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"shining in the dark...keeper!"

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"veils a tiny spark/waiting to ignite/shining in the dark"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"love the "ignite" rhyme...but the first line sounds like you are speaking during the time of Shakespear! (not sure how to spell that!) "

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"waits a tiny spark/hoping to ignite/shining in the dark"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"whoomp. there it is! "shining in the dark" is great and fits right in..waiting to ignite is also really good....now the "is a tiny spark" feels a little pulled. Love "tiny" and "spark". I don't love "is a""

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"is a tiny spark/waiting to ignite/ shining in the dark"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"did you mean "shining in the dark"? cause if so that's perfecto!!
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Lyric by JennRiley:

"is a tiny spark/waiting to ignite/shining the dark"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"like the first phrase a lot! "

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"Is it me?/am I the one who's crazy?/how can it be /we're on such different sides?/it's clear to see/and I keep explaining why....but I'm never gonna etc."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"pray for grace is very nice! But we've used the "a" rhyme several times in the previous B section...also I love how your phrases sing but it would seem not quite conversational...like if you spoke it across it wouldn't be full sentences...seems like a little thing but really makes a lyric stronger if it's just as you'd say it...."

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"I'll take my place/stand with my brother/face to face/facts on my side/Pray for grace/blow the lies open wide"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"hahahahaha!!"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"You know you’ve been at this for a while when you almost text your husband in this box : ) !!"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"Like this!"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"So what do I really win/ if I lose myself along the way"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"I like the mood of this. But the syllables in line 2 and 3 strain to fit the melody comfortably. It's not just the number of syllables but also where the accents fall on the melody. Love the last line....if you switch the lyric around it sings so much better...notice how the hi accent in the melody is where you have "through"....I'll illustrate with capital letters the high accents in the natural melody line and where they fall on your last line:

LAUGHing with me THROUGH the passing YEARS

Sing that line of melody and then try it this way:

LAUGHing through the PASSing of the YEARS

Now speak both lines and you'll notice your line changes when it's spoken. This is a fundamental element of lyric writing that makes all the difference in the world.

I'm getting some great lines from everyone but without singability we're back to base one!

:)"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"I’m standing here without a clue/ don’t know how to make myself more clear/ all I ever wanted is you/ laughing with me through the passing years"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"Oh one more thing....I removed the "we" from the line to make it fit. So it's essential that the "we" is in the line right before to set it up!"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"I’m standing here without a clue/ don’t know how to make myself more clear/ all I ever wanted is you/ laughing with me through the passing years"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"So if the line before is "cause all I want is you and I" It will work!

So now we need to go back and set up the "I" rhyme...."

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"I’m standing here without a clue/ don’t know how to make myself more clear/ all I ever wanted is you/ laughing with me through the passing years"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"follow that 'stop'! how can you make it work? try 100 ways...!"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"There's always gonna seem to be/ a reason to fight with you/ maybe it's time that we/ ....?all I can think of is STOP! maybe it's time we stop! but that doesn't rhyme or more importantly, fit the melody : )"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"some rhymes....

"all I've got"
"if I am or not"
"where the real truth drops"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"There's always gonna seem to be/ a reason to fight with you/ maybe it's time that we/ ....?all I can think of is STOP! maybe it's time we stop! but that doesn't rhyme or more importantly, fit the melody : )"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"like this first line!"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"I'm always gonna try to see/ from another point of view/it's time I let things be/ and let my love shine through"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"I like this movie...it moves the song forward...but the third line straddling over causes the lyric to be weak there...each phrase should stand on it's own..."

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"you always put the blame on me/ and I say you’re the one whose wrong/ maybe it’s time that we/ find a way that we can get along"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"I like Push and pace...I think pace is great if we get just the right other word. now think of 10 more! and one will pop out as the undeniable one!"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"Possibly: *push and pace/ argue til the end of time ..."

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"I I like the idea of keeping looking for something where "scream and pace" is. It is not as conversational as the rest. "Claim my space" isn't bad...but need a little more explanation around it?"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"possible reworking of scream and pace/ argue til/ could be "claim my space/battle til the end of time""

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"I think "argue" is way better to sing than "battle"...battle sounds more intense too...."

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"possible reworking of scream and pace/ argue til/ could be "claim my space/battle til the end of time""

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"like the visuals but not enough syllables in a few of the phrases...this should be pretty close to the first 2 verses RE number of syllables!

Also we've used "argue" and "I could" leading into the previous section so we need fresh words! :)"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"I could stand firm like a tree/argue til I'm blue/and never try to see/a different point of view"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"LOVE "stomp and pace"!! GREAT that you ploughed through all these options! Way to lift weights in the gym of creativity!! 🙌💪💪💪"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"I could stomp"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"Very clever and of the moment....but dangerous in terms of a classic song...all those songs that talk about "code-a-phones" are very out dated....it's bettter to shoot for timeless!"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"I could state my case/insta photo-rhyme it/tweet it to your face/post meme's and click likes/reply all with emoji's and drop the mic /but I'm never gonna change your mind"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"like the "argue til I'm blue in the face" reference...but this is a little far from that. how can you get it closer?"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"I could turn bright blue/argue til' I'm crying/yell some too/not knowing why/with love so true, we can't see eye to eye/I'm never gonna change your mind"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"yes...instead of "turn back the time" say "turning back time" which FITS THE MELODY!!"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"we could just give up/ a lifetime of affection/walk away/try to turn back the time/but I would miss my friend so I best stop tryin'/ I'm never gonna change your mind"

Beth Nielsen Chapman commented on JennRiley's lyric:

"the shoulder sings great...but it's a little stretchy....you are probably talking about the shoulder of the road?

Love "share the wheel"!"

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Lyric by JennRiley:

"I could drive all day/staring at the shoulder/and miss the view/ on the other side/ or share the wheel/ and see the wide open sky/I'm never gonna change your mind"

My Lyrics

Written for:

  • Beth Nielsen Chapman
So it's me and you / in this world together
(So) I'll keep the faith/ tryin to convince you/ I see your face/ hope in your eyes/make no mistake/ it will be a big surprise/ if I'm ever gonna change...
make no mistake/ I'll never give up trying/too much at stake/ we're out of time/ I need a break/ I'm tired of all the lies/ but I'm never...

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I know the truth/do the heavy lifting/ I show my proof/ it can't be denied/ there's no excuse/ not to see eye to eye...but I'm never

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I know the truth/ do the heavy lifting/ show my proof/ it can’t be denied/ carry my torch/ straight across the finish line...but I’m never
I walk the talk/ keep it real simple/ shine so bright/ there's no where to hide/ carry my torch/ never stop to question why....I'm never gonna

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I carry my torch/ keep it real simple/ shine so bright/ there's no where to hide/ walk the talk/ never stop to question whhhyyyyyyyy....I'm never gonna change...

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(you can)connect the dots/ sooner or later/like it or not/ there's no where to hide/you already know/where the truth abides...but I'm never

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so take a leap/ listen to the whispers/ beat by beat/ feel it deep inside/ it's there to teach/ let your heart be open wide.......cuz I'm never gonna change
so, you do you/ figure out the pieces/I'll be here/ by your side/ eventually /the heart will be your guide...cause I'm never

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No one to blame/ we're all in this together/ I'll fan the flames/ of truth 'til I die/ we're all the same/ one under the big blue sky.....
So I fan the flame/convincing you with kindness/play the game/time on my side/break the chain/straight across the finish line../if I'm
looking for the light
In the middle of your heart/ hidden out of sight/ a tiny little spark/ bringing in the light/ shining in the dark/ the notion...

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a tiny little spark/ burning to ignite/ shining in the dark/ the notion that I might...

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a tiny little bark/ giving up the bite/ howling in the dark ...the notion that I might... : ) ( I just walked my German shepherd )
a tiny little spark/ giving up the fight/ shining from the dark/ the notion

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in the middle of your heart, hidden out of sight, a tiny little spark/ giving up the fight/ seeing from the dark/ the notion...
a tiny little spark/ looking for the light/ shining from the dark/ the notion...
a tiny little spark / looking for the light/ stirring in the dark
flickers of a spark/ looking for the light/ growing in the dark/ the notion that you might...

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a tiny little spark/ *willing to ignite/ shining in the dark...the notion that * (or wanting to ignite)
a tiny little spark (jaynesachs) / flickers to ignite (?) / shining in the dark/ the notion that....

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a tiny little spark (jaynesachs) / waiting to ignite (thelastLinda)/ shining in the dark

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a tiny little spark (jaynesachs) / ready to ignite (mwriley2)/ shining in the dark

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lights a tiny spark/ready to ignite/shining in the dark

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flickers of a spark/looking for the light/shining in the dark
burns a little spark/looking for the light/shining in the dark

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arcs a tiny spark...flames a tiny spark...lays a tiny...rests a tiny...sleeps a tiny ...zzzz.
veils a tiny spark/waiting to ignite/shining in the dark
beats a tiny spark...

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waits a tiny spark/hoping to ignite/shining in the dark
burns a little spark*/ hoping to ignite/ shining in the dark/ the notion that you might...... *(not sure who posted what, I know Hookist is keeping track)

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Burns a tiny spark/ waiting to ignite/ shining in the dark/ the notion that I might.....

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flickers in the night/

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Burns a little spark/ trying to ignite/ shining in the dark/

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Sits a little lark/ waiting to take flight/singing in the dark

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is a tiny spark/waiting to ignite/ shining in the dark
is a tiny spark/waiting to ignite/shining the dark
I break a sweat/ tryin’ to move you closer/I haven’t slept and won’t let it slide/ I take a step/ I try to see eye to eye...but I’m never etc...
Is it me?/am I the one who's crazy?/every plea/ refused and denied/my sanity/questions why I even try...cause I'm never
Is it me?/am I the one who's crazy?/how can it be /we're on such different sides?/it's clear to see/and I keep explaining why....but I'm never gonna etc.
There's one way out/the road is straight and narrow/scream and shout/ or chose to be kind/I have no doubt/ no matter how hard I try...
Do I lose myself/ in righteous indignation/or try to help /brush my ego aside/time will tell/if we'll ever see eye to eye

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I could make things worse/with righteous ultimatums/ swear and curse/deepen divide/ or gently nurse/ try to find compromise...

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(I could) make things worse / with righteous ultimatums/ swear and curse/ twisted inside/ or gently nurse/ heal all that divides...

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I don't back done/ confronted with injustice/my strength is found/ with God on my side/ lost are found/ when we open our eyes
I won't back down/ (when it's) something I believe in/I'll stand my ground/no compromise/we'll go round and round /and then I'll realize/....
I won't back/(when it's) something I believe in/I'll stand my ground/ no compromise/ go round and round / and then I'll realize/ I'm never...

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I won't back down/or give you ultimatums/I'll stand my ground/(look you) right in the eyes/ you'll come around and then I'll realize/ I'm never gonna change ....

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I won't hold back/I'll start the conversation/no attacks/ and never resign/I'll stay on track/try to pull you across the line/but I'm never etc.
I stand my ground/try to convince you/words rebound/emotions collide/round and round/ refuse to let things slide..but I'm never etc...
truth in third and fourth verse: possible change 4th verse/3rd line...when the facts are crystal clear...

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run roh...we've got 'truth' in the third and fourth verse...

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I see your face/ try to discover/ the words to place/ that open your eyes/ I chase and trace/ for clues to a way inside...but I’m etc
take my place/walk with my brother/every race/facts on our side/pray for grace/justice on our side
3rd/4th line of 4th verse: but when the truth is crystal clear/I 'll take our disagreement to the street
I'll take my place/stand with my brother/face to face/facts on my side/Pray for grace/blow the lies open wide
You know you’ve been at this for a while when you almost text your husband in this box : ) !!
but when the truth is crystal clear/that is where our disagreements meet (I'll take our disagreement to the street)

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Stand in place/try to blow the cover/pray for grace / take it in stride/ breath and brace/exposing every lie

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3rd line 4th verse: but when the truth is crystal clear
(i’ll) Stay my place /Look for some cover /pray for grace/ and take it in stride/ breathe and brace/ try to see eye to eye

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Whto find the reasons why/ to count the blessings instead of tears/cause all I want is you and I / laughing thru the passing of the years

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Whenever we seek we find/ there’s a blessing behind all the tears/cause all I want is you and I / laughing thru the passing of the years
I promise 'til the day I die/and maybe it's a little hard to hear/but all I want is you and I/ laughing through the passing of the years
Together til the day I die/let's set aside the anger and the tears/ cause all I want is you and I/ Laughing through the passing of the years...

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you ever stop to wonder why/ the closer , the harder to hear/'cause all I want is you and I/laughing through the passing of the years
let's turn back the hands of time/forget about our quarrels and our tears/'cause all I want is you and I/laughing through the passing of the years
For fun: If life was like a five and dime/ and my pocket held a nickel or two:/ I’d rush in to the cashier line/ buy a world all shiny and new
Looking for the "I" rhyme...Someday in the by-and-by/we'll wipe away the anger and the tears/ cause all I want is you and I/Laughing through he passing of the years

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Rewrite: trying to find the "I" rhyme.... Things are gonna work out fine/ together we can walk through our fears/'cause all I want is you and I (BNC)/Laughing through the passing of the years(BNC)

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going back to Beth's video, possible simplifications for "argue til the end of time"....push til the end of time, drill it til the end of time, repeat it til the end of time, righteous til the end of time, raging til the end of time, crazy til the end of time, angry til the end of time...
I know it's gonna be okay/ it's never too late to bend/when peace can lead the way/it always works out in the end
I could see a sky of blue/ you would say it’s absolutely grey/ but they’ll always be room for two/ and forgiveness at the end of the day

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I could see a sky of blue/ you would say it’s absolutely gray/ they’ll always be room for two/(and) I wouldn’t have it any other way

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I could say that rain is due/ and you would say it’s absolutely clear/ but all I really want is you/ laughing through the passing of the years (BNC)

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rewrite: I've gotta learn a way to be/if I want to have peace with you/let's agree to disagree/take a walk and share a laugh or two

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I've gotta find a way to be/If I'm ever gonna have relief with you/lets agree to disagree/ take a walk and try to share a laugh or two

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I look around and I see/ a shadow of the life I want with you/so what if we disagree/I’d rather let the light shine through
*that's good and true

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*rewrite: I believe that we are all born free/and I want a world that is good and true/so I've got to find the peace in me/and share it to my life with you

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I believe we are all born free/if I want a world that's good and true/Peace must begin with me/Reflected in my life with you

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*make something new

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I'm looking at the day and see/ a shadow of the life I want with you/ there's so much possibility/ let's start again and create something new

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I'm tearing down these bitter walls/dropped my hammer and plan to find a way/seeking happiness for all/ building peace together every day
when is eno
So what do I really win/ if I lose myself along the way
Crazy has become the new norm/I am searching for some sanity/how do we weather this storm/ bring some peace to the land of the free
I'm feeling crazy everyday/I don't recognize my own country/ it helps me if along the way/ I can laugh and find some sanity

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I’m standing here without a clue/ don’t know how to make myself more clear/ all I ever wanted is you/ laughing with me through the passing years
How did we end up here/ where did we go off track/ let's settle this over a beer/ or better yet a whole six pack
I'm always gonna try to find/ a way of getting through to you/ but I'm better off being kind/ if we're ever gonna see this through

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There's always gonna seem to be/ a reason to fight with you/ maybe it's time that we/ ....?all I can think of is STOP! maybe it's time we stop! but that doesn't rhyme or more importantly, fit the melody : )
I'm always gonna try to see/ from another point of view/it's time I let things be/ and let my love shine through
I really ought to let you be/ walk away and leave it alone/ something something something: I’m more like a dog with a bone
I'm never gonna change my mind/ so where do we go from here/fighting has left us blind/and trapped in all our fear

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you know how much you mean to me/ I don't like to fight with you/ I wish I could just count to three/ and turn all of these gray skies blue
You always put the blame on me/and I say you’re the one whose wrong/maybe we could let it be/ and come together through the words of a song

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you always put the blame on me/ and I say you’re the one whose wrong/ maybe it’s time that we/ find a way that we can get along
Possibly: *push and pace/ argue til the end of time ...
or claim my place/ battle til the end of time

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possible reworking of scream and pace/ argue til/ could be "claim my space/battle til the end of time"
I could stand firm like a tree/argue til I'm blue/and never try to see/a different point of view
*argue til the end of time could be battle til the end of time...or wage war til the end of time

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I could stomp
I could state my case/sing into the darkness/hold my place/lean into the fear/ pray for grace that someday it will all be clear/but I'm never gonna change your mind

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I could state my case/insta photo-rhyme it/tweet it to your face/post meme's and click likes/reply all with emoji's and drop the mic /but I'm never gonna change your mind
I could turn bright blue/argue til' I'm crying/yell some too/not knowing why/with love so true, we can't see eye to eye/I'm never gonna change your mind
I could turn bright blue/argue til I'm crying'/yell some , too/ not knowing why/ there is love so true but only seen through my pair of eyes/I'm never gonna change your mind

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we could just give up/ a lifetime of affection/walk away/try to turn back the time/but I would miss my friend so I best stop tryin'/ I'm never gonna change your mind
I could drive all day/staring at pavement/missing you/by my side/Or share this ride, loving you knowing I'm/ never gonna change your mind
I could drive all day/ staring at the pavement/ and not have you/ by my side/ or (I could) share the ride, smile and know that I'm/ never gonna change your mind

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I could drive all day/staring at the shoulder/and miss the view/ on the other side/ or share the wheel/ and see the wide open sky/I'm never gonna change your mind
I could drive all day/staring at the shoulder/ and miss the view/on the other side/ or I could share the ride/ and catch a wide open sky/ cuz I'm never gonna change your mind

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I could state my case/ try to win you over/ show the greener grass/ under my side/ plant some seeds/ turn the dirt over and find/ I'm never gonna change your mind

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