Take A Giant Step

(Gerry Goffin, Carole King)

Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI) © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

 

Though you've played at love and lost

And sorrow's turned your heart to frost

I will melt your heart again.

Remember the feeling as a child

When you woke up and morning smiled

It's time you felt like you did then.

There's just no percentage in remembering the past

it's time you learned to live again at last.

 

Come with me, leave yesterday behind

and take a giant step outside your mind.

 

You stare at me in disbelief

You say for you there's no relieve

But I swear I'll prove you wrong.

Don't stay in your lonely room

Just staring back in silent gloom.

That's not where you belong

Come with me I'll take you where the taste of life is green

and everyday holds wonders to be seen.

 

Come with me, leave yesterday behind

and take a giant step outside your mind.

 

 

I'm Not Rich but I'm Not Poor

(Gerry Goffin, Louise Goffin)

Lauren Wesley Music (BMI), Eliden Songs (ASCAP)

 

I had a dream

when I slept last night

scared me so much

I woke up in a fright

I didn't see my lover

in my view

I hope that dream does not come true

 

We talked it over

the night before

we talked and we talked

till we couldn't talk anymore

Now there's no way

that we can agree

but it's a good thing for him

and there's something in it for me

 

Chorus:

(Baby) I'm not rich but I'm not poor

that's one thing you know for sure

you can keep the mansion looking out on the sea

if you give back

the love you took from me

 

don'cha try to tell me

true love isn't sad

cause I can tell you stories

about the good times that we had

tomorrow another may knock on my door

but that will only make me

miss him even more

 

I'm not rich but I'm not poor

(baby) that's one thing you know for sure

You can keep the white horse you once offered for free

if you give back

the love you took from me

 

And the midnight screams

from my loneliest dreams

and I see the angels in your eyes

the time passes slow

my emptiness grows

feel the tears I cry

feel the tears I cry

 

I'm not rich but I'm not poor

that's one thing you know for sure

you can keep the mansion looking out on the sea

if you give back

the love you took from me

 

 

Everything You Need

(Louise Goffin Kim Manning/Susan Andren Howe)

Eliden Songs ASCAP, Gaia Speaks Music BMI, Susan Howe Music, ASCAP

 

 

Me thinks she doth protest too much

Maybe she wants something

and she just got out of touch

 

The love you feel is the love you have

You may not know it so don’t be sad

 

CHORUS:

You are the kingdom

You are the king and queen

You are everything that you have ever seen

 

I’m gonna rest my soul beside you

Until you wake and see

You are everything, everything, everything you need

 

I’ve said it once, I’ll say it twice,

Three times is a charm

So much is given

To those with open arms

 

Waiting at the station and I’ve got faith

I know my train will come.

 

CHORUS:

We are the kingdom

We are the king and queen

We are everything that we have ever seen

 

Let go of those things we missed

Say goodbye to that ol’ abyss

We are everything, everything, everything we need

 

Open your arms

Open your arms

Open your arms

You are everything, everything, everything you need.

 

Higher Than Low

(Louise Goffin, Chris Aaron, James Hall)

Eliden Songs ASCAP, Band of Llamas Music BMI, Possession Songs, ASCAP

 

I don’t know nothin’

but under my skin

I know there’s a treasure

hid deep within

If I leave something

with you when I go

its that surrender

is higher than low

 

All of my angels

are calling my name

they say “give it up sister

you’ve got nothin’ to gain”

so stop all your cryin’

and tryin’ to control

because sweet surrender

is higher than low

 

Bridge

When you’re sick and tired

and you can’t fight anymore

you feel life’s set you back

you keep tryin’ to even the score

don’t lash out with your weakness

step in with your strength

the day you stop lookin’

is when you find it again

 

I may know nothin’

but listen to me

I took what life gave me

and I tried to make peace

most things you can’t change

but this much I know

is my sweet surrender

is higher than low

my sweet surrender

is as high as I go

 

 

If I'm Late

(Gerry Goffin, Carole King)

Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)

 

Oh, baby, if I’m late

Say you’re gonna wait for me

Cause you know darlin’ you are the one

You’re the one I really want to see

You didn’t want to be no busy man

And you never knew how to make no plans

Oh, baby, if I’m late

Say you’re gonna wait for me

 

You look like a man climbin’ up the side of a mountain

You’re just waitin’ for a chance to rest a while

Days go by faster than you can count ‘em

And it’s so cold up there,

And I’m so far away from your smile

 

Oh, baby, if I’m late

Say you’re gonna wait for me

Cause you know darlin’ you are the one

You’re the one I really want to see

And if I coulda got it straight inside

I seem to be a little too preoccupied

Oh, baby, if I’m late

Say you’re gonna wait for me

 

I dreamed I saw you standin’ by your doorway

Your arms reached out and somehow I couldn’t get close to you I tried to

move faster but I wasn’t movin’ your way

But that was just a dream

 

It don’t really have to come true

 

Oh, baby, if I’m late

Say you’re gonna wait for me

Oh, baby, if I’m late

Say you’re gonna wait for me

 

If I’m late, say you’re gonna wait

If I’m late, say you’re gonna wait for me

 

 

 

 

It’s Not The Spotlight

(Gerry Goffin, Barry Goldberg)

Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. (BMI)

 

If I ever feel the light again shinin' down on me

I don't have to tell you, how welcome it will be

I felt the light before, but I let it slip away

But I still keep on believin' that it'll come back some day

 

Chorus:

It's not the spotlight, it's not the cam'ra light

It's not the street light, on some ol’ street of dreams

It ain't the moonlight, not even the sunlight

But I've seen it shinin' in your eyes, an' you know what I mean

 

Some times, I try to tell myself, the light was never real

Just a fantasy that used to be, the way I used to feel

But you and I know better, even though it's been so long

If you recall your recollections well, you'll never tell me I’m wrong

 

Chorus:

It's not the spotlight, it's not the cam'ra light

It's not the street light, on some ol’ street of dreams

It ain't the moonlight, not even the sunlight

But I've seen it shinin' in your eyes, an' you know what I mean

 

If I ever feel the light again y’know things will have to change

Names and faces, homes and places, will have to be rearranged

You can help it come about, if you’re ever so inclined

Ain’t no rhyme or reason why, anyone can’t change their mind

 

Chorus:

It's not the spotlight, it's not the cam'ra light

It's not the street light, on some ol’ street of dreams

It ain't the moonlight, not even the sunlight

But I've seen it shinin' in your eyes, an' you know what I mean