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Everyday Magic Cover Lighten Up
Cheap Thrills
The Important Part Of Fishin'
Hindsight
The Way The World Goes Round
It's Magic
I Believe
One Step Nearer
Go With What You Got
Live With The End In Mind
Peace Beyond The Storm
Shine On

LIGHTEN UP             MP3       RM
Tim Bays, Jack Turner
© 1989 In Cahoots Music, Leverage Music (ASCAP)

Verse 1
When the only thing a sunset means is that you're one day older
And all you see in autumn leaves is that it's getting colder
When half of North America is right there on your shoulders
Don't you think it's time to lighten up? ... hey, lighten up

Verse 2
When every Monday morning you already feel behind
And even making love is just another deadline
When you're thinking life is much too short not noticing it's wide
Hey don't you think it's time to ...

Chorus
Lighten up, take it slow
You've done enough, oh, let it go
Sometimes all that you can do
Is change your point of view
And lighten up ... hey, lighten up

Verse 3
When playing with your children is just another job
And going on vacation is the last thing that you want
When the prayers for what you need outweigh the thanks for what you've got
Hey, don't you think it's time
Don't you know it's time to ...

Chorus

Bridge
There's a bluebird saying "Put it off until tomorrow"
And there's a hot bath waiting down the hall
There's a sweet dream hiding underneath your pillow
And someone here who loves you best of all ... so,

Chorus
Lighten up, take it slow
You've done enough, oh, let it go
Cause sometimes all that you can do
Is change your point of view
And lighten up ... fly a little bit higher
Lighten up ... see a little bit further
Lighten up ... it's time to have some fun
Lighten up ... maybe fall in love


CHEAP THRILLS             MP3       RM
Tim Bays, Craig Carothers
© 1999 In Cahoots Music (ASCAP), Irving Music, Inc./Luxurious Music (BMI)

Verse 1
Diving from the second story of the barn into a pile of hay
Watching the sun burn down in purple, red and gold to end the day
Lightning bugs dancing over summer lawns
Fish jumping up and the bobber going down
Priceless moments and attention's all you really have to pay ... for

Chorus
Cheap thrills, not the kind on TV
Cheap thrills, not the ones in magazines
Just your every day and ordinary
Made by God and given freely
Little joys of life you see when we're just standing still
Cheap thrills

Verse 2
Hitting a baseball on the sweet spot in the middle of the bat
Riding on a broomstick horse with two squirt guns and looking for the cat
Telling ghost stories, camped out in the yard
Staying up till midnight counting shooting stars
And you know those stars are shining still and waiting right outside to take you back

Chorus

Bridge
It's not a bigger house
Or Mercedes Benz
It's the rainbow
Not where the rainbow ends
Cheap thrills ... cheap thrills

Chorus
Cheap thrills, not the kind on TV
Cheap thrills, not the ones in magazines
Just your every day and ordinary
Made by God and given freely
Miracles of life you see when we're just standing still
Cheap thrills
Cheap thrills


THE IMPORTANT PART OF FISHIN'             MP3       RM
Tim Bays
© 1990 In Cahoots Music (ASCAP)

Chorus

Chorus
E7 frets 5-7 notes E,G#,D,E,B Edim frets 5-6 notes E,G,C#,E,Bb
The important part of fishin' ain't the fish but the fishin'
A B E
The important part of lovin' is the love
E7 frets 5-7 notes E,G#,D,E,B Edim frets 5-6 notes E,G,C#,E,Bb
The important part of doin' most anything you're doin'
A B E
Is doin' it with all of your heart

C#min C#min+major 7 C#min7 F#7
If the fish don't bite you still got the water
A B E
And the trees and the sky above
C#min C#min+major 7 C#min7 F#7
And if your lover's not with you don't be sad that you miss her
A B E
Be glad you miss someone so much...Chorus

Chorus

Verse 2
If the fish don't bite
You get some time for thinkin'
And your lover's who you're thinking about
And if your lover's not with you
You get some time for fishin'
It's amazing how it all works out ...

Instrumental

Chorus

Verse 3
If the fish don't bite
It really doesn't matter
They're just bigger the next time you go
And if your lover's not with you
Just make it so much sweeter
When she finally do come home ...

Chorus

Tag
Do it now with all of your heart
Do it now with all of your heart


HINDSIGHT             MP3       RM
Tim Bays, David Kent
© 1995 In Cahoots Music (ASCAP), Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. (BMI)

Verse 1
From across the bar I could've sworn she winked at me
And that cowboy by her side was only five foot three
So I moved in and never thought he'd dare to stand his ground
Only to discover he was sitting down

Chorus
Ain't nothing like hindsight
To put things in a different light
How come you can see much clearer
Looking in the rearview mirror
I go around like a firefly
With nothing but my taillights on
If it wasn't for hindsight
I couldn't see nothing at all

Verse 2
I was in no mood for salesman when the doorbell chimed
So I hollered out the window as it rang the nineteenth time
And when I told him right where he could go he climbed back in his van
Then the neighbor's kid informed me that was Ed McMahon ...

Chorus

Bridge
If you ever used a broomstick on a hornet's nest
Or tried to hide a dollar from the IRS

Chorus
You know there's nothing like hindsight
To put things in a different light
How come you can see much clearer
Looking in the rearview mirror
I go around like a firefly
With nothing but my taillights on
If it wasn't for hindsight
I couldn't see nothing at all

Tag
Hey, if it wasn't for hindsight
I couldn't see nothing at all


THE WAY THE WORLD GOES ROUND             MP3       RM
Tim Bays, Curt Bair
© 1996 Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP), Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. (BMI)

Verse 1
Got your tree-climbing dogs and your mouse-loving cats
There's gay Republicans and rich Democrats
If you want to go to heaven they gotta put you in the ground
It'll turn your head the way the world goes round

Verse 2
If you want a girl to love you, you can't let it show
If you want to keep her, you gotta let her go
You want to be her king you better be her clown
It'll turn your head the way the world goes round

Chorus
It just keeps spinning like a big old top
Sometimes I wish that it would stop
Cause I get so dizzy I got to go lay down
It'll turn your head the way the world goes round

Verse 3
How come the rich man never has enough?
Why do we hurt the ones we love?
It's all inside out and it's upside down
It'll turn your head the way the world goes round

Chorus
It just keeps spinning like a big old top
Sometimes I wish that it would stop
Cause I get so dizzy I got to go lay down
It'll turn your head the way the world goes round
It'll turn your head the way the world goes round


IT'S MAGIC             MP3       RM
Tim Bays, Dave Allen
Additional 3rd verse lyric by Peter, Paul & Mary
© 1992 In Cahoots Music, Major Bob Music (ASCAP)

Verse 1
He cut her in half with a shiny steel saw
Put her all back together and I was in awe
As rabbits and doves and bandannas appeared
And he pulled a quarter right out of my ear
Well, I turned to my dad and said, "How'd he do it?"
And daddy just laughed saying, "There's nothin' to it"

Chorus
It's magic
And you don't want to know
Just how it's done
It would ruin the show
You've just got to believe
Cause believing is what makes it happen
Oh, it's nothing but magic

Verse 2
I fell in love the first time in eighth grade
And I started shaving the very next day
Just walking her home made me light on my feet
And I promised her things you just wouldn't believe
And when I asked my dad how girls had that effect
He said, "Go ask your mom, I ain't figured it yet"

Chorus

Verse 3
The years have been hard, the years have been kind
These last years have taken both parents of mine
Some things you can't change with the wave of your hand
So many things I still don't understand
As in a hospital gown I stand next to my wife
Watching this miracle coming to life and

Chorus


I BELIEVE             MP3       RM
Tim Bays, Jana Stanfield
© 2001 In Cahoots Music, Jana Stan Tunes (ASCAP)

Verse 1
Have you ever seen a crocus flower in the Spring
Breaking through the crusted snow to bloom
Or watched a butterfly as it takes wing
To leave behind the husk of it's cocoon
Well, if we have that passion, there's nothing we can't be
Just as fearless, bold and free

Chorus
I believe ... we can make our dreams come true
I believe ... the power lies in me and you
If we only have the faith
And the courage to be brave
There's nothing in this world we can't achieve ... I believe

Verse 2
Tell me have you ever seen a mountain move
Or watched a river change it's course
Well everyday around us we see living proof
That deep inside us we all have that choice
The choice to change direction, the choice to start again
To make life better than it's ever been ... Chorus

Bridge
It's not enough to hear it we must say it (I believe)
Coming from the heart the way you'd pray it (I believe)
Not someday, somewhere, somehow, no we've got to everyday it

Chorus


ONE STEP NEARER             MP3       RM
Tim Bays, Curt Bair
© 1995 Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP), Acuff-Rose Music, Inc (BMI)

Verse 1
I don't know what made me do it
But I quit my job today
Turns out that there was nothing to it
I just got up and walked away
And after all those years of ... talking about it
It feels so good to just be walking ... let me shout it now

Chorus
I'm one step nearer where I need to be ... yeah
Following a voice I'm hearing deep inside of me
And it's saying there's a bigger road map than the one I see
Where I'm one step nearer where I need to be

Verse 2
Now I don't know where I'm going
Only that I've got to go
And it's a different kind of knowing
Than I have ever had before
It's like some compass in my heart ... holding steady
That's got me headed for some star ... now I'm ready ... and

Chorus

Bridge
No point in going places I've already been
Though all I really know of what lies up ahead ... is

Chorus
I'm one step nearer where I need to be ... yeah
Following a voice I'm hearing deep inside of me
And it's saying there's a bigger road map than the one I see
Where I'm one step nearer where I need to be
Yeah, I'm one step nearer where I need to be


GO WITH WHAT YOU GOT             MP3       RM
Tim Bays, Nancy Peacock
© 2000 In Cahoots Music (ASCAP), Washington Street Music (BMI)

Verse 1
Can't see as well as I used to
Can't run as far or as fast
Sometimes I think that the old me
Is becoming exactly that
But when I start thinking of all I can't do
That's when I tell poor me
Beethoven was 50 and deaf as a post
When he wrote his Ninth Symphony ... and he'd say

Chorus
Go with what you got
Start from where you are
Give it your best shot
Keep reaching for that star
Get in the race
Keep your own pace
Keep moving and never stop
Just go ... go with what you got

Verse 2
Excuses are easy to come by
Sometimes they're all that I've got
It's someday and somewhere and somehow
I say maybe but mean maybe not
But when I compare my molehills
To the mountains some people climb
It's like somebody slapped up a billboard saying
Boy, stop wasting your time....

Chorus

Bridge
Go with your doubt
Go with your fear
Go with those ten extra pounds
Go though the timing's not perfectly right
Go because time's running out

Chorus (instrumental)
Go.... Just go
Get in the race
Keep your own pace
Keep moving and never stop
Just go ... just go ...I said ...

Repeat Chorus


LIVE WITH THE END IN MIND             MP3       RM
Tim Bays, Amber Dotson
© 1999 In Cahoots Music (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI)

Verse 1
Couldn't find an empty seat
People clear out to the street
No one had ever seen the church that full
So many there to say farewell
With hugs to give and tales to tell
About the man lying there so still ... and the preacher said

Verse 2
Loving father, precious son
Loyal friend and faithful husband
He touched so many hearts along the way
And if you've ever asked yourself
About the nature of true wealth
Look at all those gathered here today

Chorus
Cause/And you can't take it with you, don't you know
So think of all that you could leave behind
Give everyone a reason to miss you when you go
And live with the end in mind

Verse 3
You know he never missed a chance
To laugh, sing or dance
To tell a joke or wipe away a tear
And he filled every minute up
With work and play and love ... said
You never know how long you're here

Chorus

Bridge
And standing there in line to say goodbye
Sure made me realize

Chorus
That you can't take it with you, don't you know
So think of all that you could leave behind
Give everyone a reason to miss you when you go
And live with the end in mind
And live with the end in mind


PEACE BEYOND THE STORM             MP3       RM
Tim Bays, John Hadley
© 1997 Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP), Sony ATV Songs LLC (BMI)

Verse 1
When the world goes dark
And the wind turns cold
There's a cloud above your heart
And a shadow on your soul
When the rain comes pouring down
Troubled water all around
It's so hard to believe
There will always be

Chorus
Peace beyond the storm
And blue above the clouds
A calm beneath the waves
That come crashing down
There is joy beyond the pain
And a rainbow for the rain
Oh, there is peace
Peace beyond the storm

Verse 2
There are times you feel
You don't have a friend
And the ache in your heart
Is never gonna end
But before you start believing
There's no hope left for you
Try a little faith and trust that
If you see it through
There is ...

Chorus

Tag
Yes, there is peace
Peace beyond the storm
I believe there is peace ... peace
Oh, there is peace beyond the storm


SHINE ON             MP3       RM
Tim Bays, Jack Turner
© 1987 In Cahoots Music, Leverage Music (ASCAP)

Verse 1
For the one out on the corner with no place left to go
For the one out in the fields who's running out of hope
For all the lost and lonely so far away from home
Shine on, shine on

Chorus
Shine on (Shine on)
Like a beacon in the night
Keep on burning bright
Shine on
For all of those who wonder
If a light will ever come
Shine on, shine on

Verse 2
For the one who's down to nothing and feels like giving up
For the one who has most everything but a little bit of love
For the ones at your own table you just can't love enough
Shine on, shine on

Verse 3
For all the feet that stumble and can't make it on their own
For all the hearts that tremble in the darkness all alone
For all the eyes that ask us where we've been so long
Shine on, shine on

Chorus
Shine on (Shine on)
Like a beacon in the night
Keep on burning bright
Shine on
For all of those who wonder
If a light will ever come
Shine on, shine on
Like a beacon in the night
Keep on burning bright
Shine on (Shine on)
For all of those who wonder
If a light will ever come
Shine on, shine on

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