Martina

So Magical

I was walking down the street
In my blue jeans and my bare feet
I saw old Mrs. Mayo in her garden so high
She got her prize azaleas
And her big ole fat tomatoes
She invited me in to have a piece of her pie

And later on I thought I'd head on down
By the Caley River to the old rope swing
There was a bunch of kids laughin' and jumpin' in
I sat down on the grass and I just watched them play
And all my worries seemed to wash away

Oh, it's a magical thing
When the sun is shining down on me
And this is such a beautiful place
Don't wanna miss a minute of today
It's so magical

Tonight I'll go home and write myself a letter
Tell myself to live a little freer, love a little better
Gonna soak it in like there's no tomorrow
And drink up every second like a big ole glass of water

Oh, it's a magical thing
When the sun is shining down on me
And this is such a beautiful place
Don't wanna miss a minute of today it's
So magical

Oh, I feel like I could fly
When I see the world through these eyes

Oh, it's a magical thing
When the sun is shining down on me
And this is such a beautiful place
Don't wanna miss a minute of today
It's so magical
Oh it's so magical

Wearing White

Phones were ringing
Tongues were wagging
Hot gossip was flying
All around town
She heard the talk
The lowdown was
The shameless color of
Her wedding gown

It's white
I mean really who's she trying to kid
Everybody knows the things she did
It just isn't right
Won't that be a sight
To see her wearing white

She was wild
A wayward child
To put it mildly
She made her life a mess
But she was young
The past is done
Now she's in love
And putting on a new dress

It's white
And it's nobody's business what she wears
Anyway, the truth is she don't care
Baby, it's her life
She'll do what she likes
And she likes wearing white

He's all nerves when he sees her
As far as he's concerned
She's an angel
In white
He just can't believe that she is his
What a crazy miracle this is
Who she was, he don't mind
Cause on their wedding night
She'll be wearing white oh
She'll be wearing white
She'll be wearing white

She's A Butterfly

She remembers when she first got her wings
And how she opened up
That day she learned to sing
Then the colors came
Erased the black and white
And her whole world changed
When she realized

She's a butterfly, pretty as the crimson sky
Nothing's ever gonna bring her down
And everywhere she goes
Everybody knows she's so glad to be alive
She's a butterfly

Like the purest light in a darkened world
So much hope inside such a lovely girl
You should see her fly, it's almost magical
It makes you wanna cry, she's so beautiful

She's a butterfly, pretty as the crimson sky
Nothing's ever gonna bring her down
And everywhere she goes
Everybody knows she's so glad to be alive
She's a butterfly

God bless the butterfly
Give her the strength to fly
Never let her wings touch the ground
(God bless the butterfly)
God bless the butterfly
Give her the strength to fly
Never let her wings touch the ground

Oh she's a butterfly, pretty as the crimson sky
Nothing's ever gonna bring her down
And everywhere she goes
Everybody knows she's so glad to be alive
She's a butterfly
She's a butterfly
She's a butterfly

God bless the butterfly
Give her the strength to fly
Never let her wings touch the ground
(God bless the butterfly)
Oh God bless the butterfly
Give her the strength to fly
Never let her wings touch the ground

When You Love Me

Sometimes I feel like I never quite fit in
Like I'm always a little out of place
It's hard to be everything to everyone
There's so many roles I have to play
Sometimes I'm just barely hanging on
Seems like I'm always fighting to be strong
To find somewhere that I belong

When you love me every part of me feels
Like I'm right where I'm meant to be
When you touch me
You reach through to my soul
To the truest place in me
Baby, in your arms I'm free
To just be a woman

I can't believe how beautiful I feel
There is nothing here to hide
I'm unafraid and so completely real
Oh, and never more alive
This life can be so hard to understand
But your eyes oh they see me as I am
And you take me as I am

When you love me every part of me feels
Like I'm right where I'm meant to be
When you touch me
You reach through to my soul
To the truest place in me
Baby, in your arms I'm free
To just be a woman

Baby, hold me close never let me go
Never let me go

When you love me every part of me feels
Like I'm right where I'm meant to be
When you touch me
You reach through to my soul
To the truest place in me
Baby, in your arms I'm free yeah
Oh baby in your arms I'm free
To just be a woman, a woman
To just be a woman

City of Love

This is no
Yellow brick road
We've been travelin' on
A river of tears
Washed us here
We're right where we belong
We rode it out
No we didn't drown
And look at what we've found

Every street we take
Is paved with truth
If a mountain's in our way
That's a mountain we move
Baby, there ain't nothin' we can't do
Since me and you
Built this city of love

Through shiftin' sands
With our own hands
We dug to solid ground
Where we found out
What love's about
Yeah there's no stoppin' us now
Yeah, on our own stone by stone
We built a fortress strong where

Every street we take
Is paved with truth
If a mountain's in our way
That's a mountain we move
Baby, there ain't nothin' we can't do
Since me and you
Built this city of
Built this city of love yeah

Yeah every street we take
Is paved with truth
If a mountain's in our way
That's a mountain we move
Baby, there ain't nothin' we can't do
Since me and you
Built this city of love
City of love

In My Daughter's Eyes

In my daughter's eyes I am a hero
I am strong and wise and I know no fear
But the truth is plain to see
She was sent to rescue me
I see who I wanna be
In my daughter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes everyone is equal
Darkness turns to light
And the world is at peace
This miracle God gave to me
Gives me strength when I am weak
I find reason to believe
In my daughter's eyes

And when she wraps her hand around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about

It's hangin' on when your heart has had enough
It's giving more when you feel like giving up
I've seen the light
It's in my daugter's eyes

In my daughter's eyes I can see the future
A reflection of who I am and what will be
And though she'll grow and someday leave
Maybe raise a family
When I'm gone I hope you'll see
How happy she made me
For I'll be there
In my daughter's eyes

This One's For the Girls

This is for all you girls about thirteen
High school can be so rough, can be so mean
Hold onto, onto your innocence
Stand your ground, when everybody's givin' in

This one's for the girls

This is for all you girls, about twenty-five
In little apartments just tryin' to get by
Livin' on, on dreams and Spaghettio's
Wonderin' where your life is gonna go

This one's for the girls
Who've ever had a broken heart
Who've wished upon a shootin' star
You're beautiful the way you are
This one's for the girls
Who love without holdin' back
Who dream with everything they have
All around the world
This one's for the girls
(This one's for all the girls)

This is for all you girls, about forty-two
Tossin' pennies into the fountain of youth
Every laugh, laugh line on your face
Made you who you are today

This one's for the girls
Who've ever had a broken heart
Who've wished upon a shootin' star
You're beautiful the way you are
This one's for the girls
Who love without holdin' back
Who dream with everything they have
All around the world
This one's for the girls

Yeah, we're all the same inside (same inside)
From one to ninety-nine

This one's for the girls
Who've ever had a broken heart
Who've wished upon a shooting star
You're beautiful the way you are
This one's for the girls
Who love without holding back
Who dream with everything they have
All around the world, yeah
This one's for the girls
(This one's for all the girls)
Yeah, this one's for the girls
(This one's for all the girls)

Learning to Fall

I was alone in the dark
Never let down my guard
Closed the curtain on my heart
So the world could not see
All the demons in me
Told myself I was free
Then you showed me how wrong I could be

Now I'm standing on a mountain of rubble
That once was a wall
Took years to build around me
And you came along
And you tore it down
Like it was nothing at all
Now it's a little scary
Learning to fall

When you looked in my eyes
Past the fear and false pride
You saw goodness inside
I can't believe how I feel
I believe love is real
And I'm ready to heal
You show me how right I can be

Now I'm standing on a mountain of rubble
That once was a wall
Took years to build around me
And you came along
And you tore it down
Like it was nothing at all
Now it's a little scary
Learning to fall

I was holding on, now I'm letting go
I was holding on, now I'm letting go
I was holding on, now I'm letting go

Now I'm standing on a mountain of rubble
That once was a wall
Took years to build around me
And you came along
And you tore it down
Like it was nothing at all
Now it's a little scary
Learning to fall
Oh yeah

How Far

There's a boat, I could sail away
There's the sky, I could catch a plane
There's a train, there's the tracks
I could leave and I could choose to not come back
Oh, never come back

There you are,
Giving up the fight
Here I am
Begging you to try
Talk to me, let me in
But you just put your wall back up again
Oh, when's it gonna end

How far do I have to go to make you understand
I wanna make this work so much it hurts
But I just can't
Keep on giving go on living
With the way things are
So I'm gonna walk away
And it's up to you to say how far

There's a chance I could change my mind
But I won't, not till you decide
What you want, what you need
Do you even care if I stay or leave
Oh, what's it gonna be

How far do I have to go to make you understand
I wanna make this work so much it hurts
But I just can't
Keep on giving, go on living
With the way things are
So I'm gonna walk away
And it's up to you to say how far

Out of this chair or just across the room
Halfway down the block or halfway to the moon

How far do I have to go to make you understand
I wanna make this work so much it hurts
But I just can't
Keep on giving, go on living
With the way things are
So I'm gonna walk away
And it's up to you to say
Yeah, I'm gonna walk away
And it's up to you to say how far
How far, ooh

God's Will

I met God's Will on a Halloween night
He was dressed as a bag of leaves
It hid the braces on his legs at first

His smile was as bright as the August sun
When he looked at me
As he struggled down the driveway
It almost made me hurt

Will don't walk too good
Will don't talk too good
He won't do the things that the other kids do,
In our neighborhood

I've been searchin', wonderin', thinkin'
Lost and lookin' all my life
I've been wounded, jaded, loved and hated
I've wrestled wrong and right
He was a boy without a father
And his mother's miracle
I've been readin', writin', prayin', fightin'
I guess I would be still
Yeah, that was until
I knew God's Will

Will's mom had to work two jobs
We'd watch him when she had to work late
And we'd all laugh like I hadn't laughed
Since I don't know when

'Hey Jude' was his favorite song
At dinner he'd ask to pray
And then he'd pray for everybody in the world but him

I've been searchin', wonderin', thinkin'
Lost and lookin' all my life
I've been wounded, jaded, loved and hated
I've wrestled wrong and right
He was a boy without a father
And his mother's miracle
I've been readin', writin', prayin', fightin'
I guess I would be still
Yeah, that was until
I knew God's Will

Before they moved to California
His mother said, 'They didn't think he'd live'
And she said each day that I have him
Well it's just another gift
And I never got to tell her
That the boy showed me the truth
In crayon red, on notebook paper, he'd written
'Me and God love you'

I've been searchin', prayin', wounded, jaded
I guess I would be still
Yeah, that was until
I met God's Will on a Halloween night
He was dressed as a bag of leaves

Reluctant Daughter

Jesus, tell my father
I want to be his child again
Tell him what my name is
In case he's forgotten

Tell him I'm the woman at the well
Drawing water
And I'm sorry if I've been his
Reluctant daughter

Jesus, tell my angels
To keep me in their prayers
Remind them how I need
To feel them everywhere

Tell 'em I'm ready to drink
Living water
I don't want my angels to think
I'm His reluctant daughter yeah

Jesus, tell my Father
I want to come to heaven
Tell Him to shout my name out
So I won't be forgotten

Over the Rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true

Some day I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow why then
Oh, why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh, why can't I?

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