LIFE IS GOOD AGAIN

(words & music by LHS)

Sunlight coming down on me

After a long winter’s stay

The warmth it is surrounding me

Settles on my face

I see the morning sky

It shines from a cleansing rain

And then suddenly I realize

Life is good again

 

Snow fades on the mountaintops

From a storm that hit so hard

And a wind that almost blew me down

Now feels so free and soft

I hear a sparrow’s song

Makes me smile with its sweet refrain

Took a moment to reveal itself

Life is good again

 

Oh those sad and darkened clouds

They have all lifted now

And the hope that once seemed far gone

Has drifted back to carry on

 

There is a gentle voice

And I turn as it’s calling out my name

Then I look up into your eyes

Life is good again

Yes, I look up into your eyes

Life is good again

TIME TO BE

(words & music by LHS)

 

Eyes turn away

Hearts set in stone

Don’t like what I say

How I look or how I carry on

 

But they all can just think what they want

I don’t care

I’m going to keep singing my song

Whistling along

 

Now it’s time to be

No pretentions, or inventions

What you get is what you see

 

Caught in a blitz

A tumbling wall

I search for a twist

An answer, a call

 

I look for a sign I can trust

To be there

And move toward the kindness of some

The ones that can love

 

Now it’s time to be

No delusions or confusions

The truth sets me free

 

It’s been way too long

Way too long and too tough

To let anyone tell me it’s not enough

Now it is time, to be

 

The crowd they can howl, they can hiss

I don’t care

I’m going to keep saying my wish

And then seal with a kiss

 

Nothing left but just to be

No pretending or defending

No apologies

It’s been way too long

Way too long and too tough

To let anyone tell me it’s not enough

Now it is time

To, just, be

JUST LOVE

(words & music by LHS)

 

It’s hard to care about

Open my heart and see what it’s all about

It’s hard to understand

The thing that I want the most

I run from when it gets close

But I’m trying to make a stand

 

When the world turns upside down

A hum becomes the only sound

Well then what can it mean

A tour de force at first glance

The inevitable just by chance

And I am trying to see

Is it a past life, ancient rite

Trace of mother, some ex-lover

You remind me of

Is it my creation, recreation

A psychic vision, new religion

Or is it just love

 

Is it right to hesitate

Or is it a skeptic’s fate

Who’s seen miscues before

I must admit the way I feel

Sometimes I wonder if it’s real

Why is this so strong?

 

(Chorus)

 

I could go out, be with another

Go inside, stay undercover

But then how would I know

What it would be like

To lie with you, hold you tight

I may not let go

 

Is it a past life, ancient rite

Trace of mother, some ex-lover

You remind me of

Is it my creation, recreation

A psychic vision, new religion

Or is it

Just love

THESE DAYS

(words & music by Jackson Browne)

I’ve been out walking

I don’t do that much talking

These days

 

These days I seem to think a lot

About the things I forgot to do

And all the chances that I had to

 

I had a lover

It’s so hard to risk another

These days

 

If I seem to be afraid

To live the life that I have made in song

Well it’s just that I’ve been losing 

It seems so long

 

But I’ll keep on moving

Thinks are bound to be improving

These days

 

These days I sit on corner stones

Count the time in quartertones till ten

Don’t confront me with my failures

I’ve not forgotten them

 

Yes, I’ve been out walking

I don’t do that much talking

These days

These days

.

DOWN ON YOUR KNEES

(words & music by LHS)

There you were, so assured

Of your fate within this world

A coat in style, boots shining bright

You brazenly walked into the night

But as the sea eats away at the shore

As the earth breaks through the floor

Time has found you

And now you’re

 

Down on your knees and ready to pray

Down on your knees and ready to pray

What was once so defined

Has somehow slipped away and now you’re

Down on your knees, ready to pray

 

Someone loved you dear, someone loved you true

Held you near, spoke up for you

And feeling so fine you went to share your gifts

With others who showed some interest

But a heart can be kicked for just so long

And what was your strength is now your loss

You are alone - so go on, get

 

(Chorus)

 

Soon you too were put to the test

When your rulebook fell, so did the rest

Now your answers they're all gone

And look at you, you’re

 

Down on your knees and ready to pray

Down on your knees and ready to pray

What was once so defined

Has somehow slipped away and now you’re Smack down on your knees

Flat down on your knees, you're

Back down on your knees

Ready to pray

ANOTHER MAN'S EYES

(words & music by LHS)

 

Maybe I’ll take my dog for a walk

Maybe I’ll take her down to the park

Maybe we’ll go to the corner of Hollywood and Vine

Get on the freeway till we cross the state line

 

Maybe we’ll stop in at a meeting

To ease our loneliness

Tune in to a Ted talk

Learn the secrets of success

Then it’s on to the plains of Idaho

Find us a chief who’ll tell what he knows

 

Through another man’s eyes

Maybe we will find

The meaning of this life

Through another man’s eyes

 

Maybe we’ll hitch a plane to Rome

Run to the chapel and fall on the cross

Skip on over to Jerusalem 

Get on our knees and wail at the wall

Then we’ll turn to Mecca and bow to the east

Float down the Ganges and sit under a tree

 

Through another man’s eyes

Maybe we will find

The meaning of this life

Through another man’s eyes

 

And then we’ll know, what others have told

 

Then again, maybe me and my dog, 

We’ll just stay right where we are

Search the Internet, turn up the TV set 

See what is on

It’s all coming at me, every man’s view

Will this ever take me, to a girl’s own truth

 

Through another man’s eyes

Will I ever find 

The meaning of this life

 

Through another man’s

Through another man’s

Through another man’s eyes