Robert Bidney
Robert Bidney

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LOVE

 

(CHORUS)            IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LOVE

                                IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LOVE

                                WHEN PUSHIN’ COMES TO SHOVIN’

                                YOU CAN RISE ABOVE

                                IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LOVE

               

I’M NOT A PREACHER

NEVER BEEN A TEACHER

I JUST WANNA SEND A MESSAGE THAT I HOPE WILL REACH YA

IT’S A SOLUTION

A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION

A WAY TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, A REVOLUTION

IT’S NOTHING NEW

JUST A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW

WE HAVE GOT TO CHANGE THE WAY IT’S DONE, ME AND YOU

TAKE IT HIGHER

SING IT WITH THE CHOIR

SEE IT, FEEL IT, TOUCH IT, HEAR IT,

SING IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LOVE (TO CHORUS)

 

NEED SOME EMBRACING

SPELLED WITH UPPER CASING

HATERS ARE CREATORS OF THE VIOLENCE WE ARE FACING

GOTTA STAND TALL

TAKE AN UPPER HAND, Y’ALL

NO MORE WISHIN’ IT’S A MISSION

TAKE COMMAND, Y’ALL

RECONCILE

GO THE EXTRA MILE

FIGURE OUT A BETTER ROUTE AND LEAVE ‘EM WITH A SMILE

IT’S THE RIGHT THING

SHINE A BRIGHTER LIGHT BRINGS

HARMONY AND HAPPINESS, EVERYBODY SING (TO CHORUS)

 

(BRIDGE)                     EVERY SCRIPTURE

                                       PAINTS A PICTURE

                                       TEACHING US THAT WE SHOULD LOVE ONE ANOTHER

                                       EVERY FATHER

                                       EVERY MOTHER

                                       COME ON SISTER

                                       SING IT WITH ME BROTHER (TO CHORUS)

 

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© Robert Bidney

 

 

 

 

PILL FOR POVERTY

 

They got a pill

When you feel depressed

They got a pill

When there’s heartburn in your chest

They got a pill                      

To heal most anything

Almost anything

Just about everything

               

   I need a pill for poverty

                Living a life that’s killing me

                I need a job

                Gotta feed my family           

                I need a pill, give me a pill…

 

..I used to feel satisfied

I had a house

And a little money put aside

Taken away                     

Yea that’s all history                    

When will it end

Oh all this misery

 

                I need a pill for poverty

                What I’ve become is killing me       

                Losing my pride

                My dignity

                I need a pill, give me a pill…

                               

``                                             Over the counter or under the table

                                                I need a remedy with hope on the label

                                                God only knows I’m willing and able

 

Oh yea

Uh – Huh

OOO- OOO

 

I need a job                         

Gotta feed my family

I need a pill

Give me a pill

I need a pill                                    

Someone give me a pill

I need a pill………………..for poverty

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©Robert Bidney

 

 

 

FROM THE FIRST

 

SHE WIPES OFF HER MAKEUP

             AND STARES AT THE TRUTH

SOMEHOW THAT MIRROR WON’T LIE

THE FAUCET KEEPS DRIPPING

LIKE THE PASSAGE OF YOUTH

WITH EVERY NEW WRINKLE SHE FINDS

 

HE STRIPS TO HIS BOXERS

AND STEPS ON THE SCALE

CURSING THOSE FEW EXTRA POUNDS

FEELS LIKE HE CARRIES

THE WORLD AT HIS WAIST

AND TIME KEEPS ON SLOWING HIM DOWN

 

                                                SHE DOESN’T NOTICE THE CHANGES IN HIM

                                                AND HE DOESN’T SEE THEM IN HER

                                                THEY STILL LEAVE THE LIGHT ON

                                                THEY STILL BRING THE NIGHT ON

                                                WITH AN UNDYING HUNGER AND THIRST

                                                AND IT’S JUST LIKE IT WAS……..FROM THE FIRST

 

NOW HE CALLS HER “BABY”

THE SAME AS HE DID

WHEN THEY WERE ABOUT HALF THEIR AGE

SHE HOLDS HIS HAND AND

             HE LOVES HOW THEY FIT

TOGETHER THEY TURN LIFE’S EVERY PAGE

 

                                                SHE DOESN’T NOTICE THE CHANGES IN HIM

                                                AND HE DOESN’T SEE THEM IN HER

                                                THEY STILL LEAVE THE LIGHT ON

                                                THEY STILL BRING THE NIGHT ON      

                                                WITH AN UNDYING HUNGER AND THIRST

                                                AND IT’S JUST LIKE IT WAS……..FROM THE FIRST

                                                THEY STILL LEAVE THE LIGHT ON

                                                THEY STILL BRING THE NIGHT ON

                                                WITH AN UNDYING HUNGER AND THIRST                            

                                                AND IT’S JUST LIKE IT WAS……………….FROM THE FIRST

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©Robert Bidney / Wendy Sager

 

 

 

LOVE TO SHARE

 

(OOO – OOO--OOOOO)

 

ALL THE GOOD WE HAVE TODAY

CAN SO EASILY GO AWAY

WITHOUT WARNING

SO MUCH TO APPRECIATE

SO MUCH WE CAN CELEBRATE

WITH EVERY DAWNING

                                             

                WE MAY HAVE DREAMS THAT GO NOWHERE

                HEAVY BURDENS WE MUST BARE                       

                YET WE STILL HAVE         EACH OTHER’S LOVE TO SHARE,      YEA

 

        OOO – OOO       OOOOO

 

AND THIS TREASURE WE POSSESS

GIVES US JOY AND HAPPINESS         

IT FEELS SO FINE

AND THIS TAKES CARE OF THE REST

YEA, WE’VE BEEN TAKEN TO THE TEST

MORE THAN A FEW TIMES

 

WE MAY HAVE DREAMS THAT GO NOWHERE

                          HEAVY BURDENS WE MUST BARE

                          YET WE STILL HAVE         EACH OTHER’S LOVE TO SHARE,      YEA

                                      

                                                THOUGH SOMETHING’S ALWAYS IN THE WAY OF SOMETHING

                                                THAT’S JUST THE WAY LIFE FLOWS

                                                AND HEAVEN KNOWS…

 

                WE ALL HAVE DREAMS THAT GO NOWHERE

                HEAVY BURDENS WE MUST BARE

               YET WE STILL HAVE          EACH OTHER’S LOVE TO SHARE

                WE STILL HAVE                  EACH OTHER’S LOVE TO SHARE

 

                OOO – OOO       OOOOO

                                      

              LOVE TO SHARE

              LOVE TO SHARE

              LOVE TO SHARE

              LOVE TO SHARE

 

                               

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©Robert Bidney

 

 

 

DARING TO DREAM

 

DARING TO DREAM,    DARING TO DREAM

TRYING THE THINGS THAT’VE NEVER BEEN DONE

THE LIFE OF A CHILD HAS ONLY BEGUN

WONDERING WHY, WONDERING HOW

WANTING THE STARS AND WANTING THEM NOW

WHAT DOES IT MEAN, IS IT ALL THAT IT SEEMS

DARING TO DREAM

 

DARING TO DREAM,    DARING TO DREAM

DARING TO BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE

LIVING YOUR LIFE WITH YOUR DIGNITY

FEELING THE PRIDE THAT YOU’VE DONE YOUR BEST

SHARING YOUR JOY WITH ALL THE REST

YOU GOT TO BELIEVE WHAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE

DARING TO DREAM,    DARING TO DREAM

               

   IT’S ALL THERE FOR YOU

                YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO KEEP TRYING

                JUST FOLLOW THE SIGNS THAT SAY

                “NOW IS THE TIME” AND “THIS IS THE WAY”

                THIS IS THE WAY

 

­­­­­DARING TO DREAM,    DARING TO DREAM

DARING TO DREAM ALL THAT YOU CAN

MAKING IT ALL A PART OF YOUR PLAN

LOOKING TO MAKE THE BEST OF TODAY

FINDING THE TIME TO SHOW OTHERS THE WAY

TAKING CONTROL, REACHING YOUR GOALS

DARING TO DREAM                     

TAKING CONTROL, REACHING YOUR GOALS

DARING TO DREAM,        DARING TO DREAM

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©Robert Bidney

 

 

 

MUSICIANS COME FROM MARS

               

MUSICIANS LOVE TO PLAY 

MUSICIANS BANG AWAY

THEY JAM ‘TIL DAWN                          

THEY’RE HERE AND GONE

UNDOIN’ WHAT’S BEEN DONE

WORKIN’ FOR THE FUN

THEY ARE THE STARS

MUSICIANS COME FROM MARS

 

MUSICIANS PLAY IT CLEAN

MUSICIANS PLAY IT MEAN

THEY LIVE AND DIE

THEY CRASH AND FLY

SEARCHIN’ FOR THE SOUND

REACHIN’ HIGHER GROUND

THEY ARE THE STARS

MUSICIANS COME FROM MARS

 

(Bridge 1)                                                  THEY CAN WORK A ONE NIGHT STAND

                                                                ALL ALONE OR IN A BAND

                                                                IN AND OUTTA TOWN

                                                                STRAIGHT UP OR SITTIN’ DOWN

                                                                THEY CAN BLOW TO THE BEAT

                                                                THEY CAN STRUM IN THE STREET

                                                                ON A STAGE, IN THE PITS

                                                                THE MUSIC NEVER QUITS      (instrumental break)

 

(Bridge 2)                                                  THEY MAKE HEROES OUT OF VILLIANS

                                                                DREAMIN’ OF TOP BILLINS’

                                                                LAYIN’ DOWN A TRACK

                                                                AND NEVER LOOKIN’ BACK

                                                                THEY CAN PLAY IN FRONT OF QUEENS

                                                                IN TUXEDOS OR IN JEANS

                                                                ANY TIME, ANY PLACE

                                                                EVERY COUNTRY, EVERY FACE (YEA, YEA, YEA) (possible modulation)

 

MUSICIANS LOVE TO PLAY

MUSICIANS BANG AWAY

THEY JAM ‘TIL DAWN

THEY’RE HERE AND GONE

UNDOIN’ WHAT’S BEEN DONE

WORKIN’ FOR THE FUN

THEY ARE THE STARS

 

MUSICIANS DO THEIR THING

THEY TEACH THE WORLD TO SING                                    

THEY ARE THE STARS

MUSICIANS COME FROM MARS (repeat line)

 

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                                                                                                                                                                        ©Robert Bidney

 

 

 

Love Me Now 

 

You wanna know my thoughts about the future

And to hear me say  I’ll stay with you forever and a day

I’m not second-guessing life or living for tomorrow

‘Cause if we spend our time what-if-ing, we might miss out on today, so

 

I won’t make promises I’m not sure I can keep

I won’t repeat an empty vow

If you’re ever gonna take a chance

Then take a chance on me

And if you’re ever gonna love me

Love me now

 

It’s clear to me that we belong together

And I only want to be with you, just look how we fit

But still there is so much we need to learn about each other

And this is such a fine beginning, can ‘t we start enjoying it, though                                              

 

I won’t make promises I’m not sure I can keep

I won’t repeat an empty vow

If you’re ever gonna take a chance

Then take a chance on me

And if you’re ever gonna love me

Love me now

 

I’m hoping that this thing we got

Is really gonna last

And when I make my promise

I don’t want to take it back, so

 

I won’t make promises I’m not sure I can keep

I won’t repeat an empty vow

If you’re ever gonna take a chance

Then take a chance on me

And if you’re ever gonna love me

If you’re ever gonna love me

If you’re ever gonna love me

Love me now

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©Robert Bidney / Wendy Sager Pomerantz

 

 

 

 

TAKE AWAY YOUR LOVE FOR ME

 

TAKE AWAY THE TREES

AND YOU WON’T HEAR THE SOUND OF RUSTLING LEAVES BLOWING IN THE BREEZE

TAKE AWAY THE CHANGING TIDE

AND ALL THE MOVEMENT UP AND DOWN THE SHORE WILL SUDDENLY SUBSIDE

TAKE AWAY THE SUMMER

AND THERE COULD BE NO FALL

TAKE WAY YOUR LOVE FOR ME

AND I WILL HAVE NOTHING AT ALL

 

 

TAKE AWAY THE SONGS

AND WORDS ALONE WITHOUT THE MUSIC COULD NEVER BE AS STRONG

TAKE AWAY THE RIGHT FROM WRONG

AND WHO WILL KNOW THE DIFFERENCE WHO WILL KNOW THE WAY TO GET ALONG

TAKE AWAY THE LAUGHTER

AND LIFE WILL BE SO HARD TO BARE

TAKE AWAY YOUR LOVE FOR ME

AND LIFE WILL NO LONGER SEEM FAIR

 

 

                ALL THINGS IN LIFE HAVE A REASON

                FROM THE SOMEONES, TO THE SEASONS, TO THE SONGS

                AND YOU ARE THAT SOMEONE WHO MAKES MY LIFE PLEASIN’

                AND THAT’S BEEN MY REASON FOR SO LONG

 

 

(INSTRUMENTAL)

 

 

TAKE AWAY THE LAUGHTER

AND LIFE WILL BE SO HARD TO BARE

TAKE AWAY YOUR LOVE FOR ME

AND LIFE WILL NO LONGER SEEM FAIR

LIFE WILL NO LONGER SEEM FAIR

 

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©Robert Bidney

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU LEON

 

THANK YOU, LEON

YOU WERE THERE FOR ME

SINGING WITH THE SHELTER PEOPLE ON TV

WHAT A MOMENT

I WAS BARELY A TEEN

WHEN YOU SHOWED ME WHAT THE MUSIC IS SUPPOSED TO MEAN

 

THANK YOU, LEON

“A SONG FOR YOU”

TOOK ME TO A SPACE AND TIME THAT I NEVER KNEW

BLESS YOU, LEON

FOR TOUCHING MY SOUL

A BLUE MAN SINGING YOUR OWN KIND OF ROCK ‘N ROLL

 

                HUMBLE AND TRUE

                YOU SHOWED THE WORLD WHAT YOU HAD TO DO

                IN A DIGNIFIED WAY

                WITH EVERY SONG THAT YOU’D SING AND PLAY

 

                THERE YOU GO WITH ANOTHER SHOW

                SINGING NIGHT AFTER NIGHT

                AN AGELESS SAGE AS YOU GRACE THE STAGE

                ALWAYS…SHINING YOUR LIGHT

 

THANK YOU, LEON

“YOU PUT A SPELL ON ME”

WITH “HUMMINGBIRD” AND “MASQUERADE”

AND “SWEET EMILY”

“DELTA LADY”

“HELLO LITTLE FRIEND”

“IN THE HANDS OF ANGELS”

WHAT A BRILLIANT WAY TO END

 

THANK YOU, LEON

THANK YOU, LEON

THANK YOU, LEON

YOU WERE THERE FOR ME

 

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©Robert Bidney

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