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Lyrics

All lyrics are listed in alphabetical order by song title subtitled with the source album and songwriting credits.


A SONG FOR LISA

From the album "The Hand is Quicker Than the Eye
Written by Joshua Perahia

A gentle breeze in a quiet place
Please stop the sun and make it stay
I need her light and it's warm embrace
My distant friend wants to fade away
Fade away

You carried me through the rock and roll
And never really had much to say
The years went by as they took their toll
And now we're stronger in every way
I'm like the sea when the weather's rough
There's no one here who can make me tame
A lot of change has made me tough
But over all I'm still the same

Think of the days we stood as two
Think of the nights you pulled me through
Think of all the times you were there

In a plane and looking down
Another city or so it seems
Flashing lights are all around
Beautiful girls and limousines
A patient smile and a telegram
A Sunday thought for your balcony
You often wonder just who I am
I often wonder just where I'll be

Think of the days we stood as two
Think of the nights you pulled me through
Think of all the times you were there...
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BACK TO THE ROCK
From the album "Surrender"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Jeff Fenholt

Bet your life gonna have some fun
Ain't nobody gonna hurt no one
Make my way in the rage beneath the storm
Life was made for love and I want more
Running in the shadows, take my final stand
Back to the rock, back to the rock

My heart is heavy and it's time to run
Gonna spend my time in the rising son
Make my way in the rage beneath the storm
Life was made for love and I want more
Running in the shadows, take my final stand
Back to rock, back to rock again
Back to rock, back to where I've been

Back to the rock, back to the rock again again
Back to the rock again, again
Back to the rock
Back to the rock again, again

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BROKEN DREAM
From the album "The Hand is Quicker Than the Eye"
Written by Joshua Perahia

Feeling tired and feeling beat
I laid right down, and fell asleep
There she was, just like before
Turned around and slammed the door

Another broken dream, another broke…

Too many times and too many nights
Tried to talk but only fight
What makes them change and turn away?
What makes them cold, to what we say?

Another broken dream, another painful scheme
Another burning light, another endless night

A foolish thought, a foolish game
I'm being you, and feeling ashamed
Over my shoulder, I see it all
Waking up, still I recall

Another broken dream, another painful scheme
Another burning light, another endless night
Another broken dream…
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DARK DAYS
From the album "Chapter 1"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Michael O'Mara

Speak your words carved in stone
We're safe tonight, home sweet home
Rivers of hatred and violence in bloom
This iron curtain divides me from you

And I know why your rage dies
And when it dies, why?

Dark days are gone
Yes, they're gone my friend
Dark days are gone
To the sea, to the sea

Heal your red wounded sky
The endless showers of wicked rain
Rivers rise, 'til we're drowning in our rage

I know why your rage dies
And when it dies, why?

Dark days are gone
Yes, they're gone my friend
Dark days are gone,
Gone to the sea

The winds of change will cut through this city in pain
Hold on, hold on

Dark days are gone
Yes, they're gone my friend
Dark days are gone
Gone to the sea
Dark days are gone
They're gone my friend
Dark days are gone
Dark days are gone...
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DEVIL'S RIVER
From the album "Chapter 1"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Michael O'Mara

Well, as I stare into this mirror to see what I've become
Can I ask you for forgiveness from the foolish things that I've done?
You're at war with your demons, they're messin' with your head
Now you've crawled inside that bottle, to forget the world instead

And now you're lonely
Going down the Devil's River
Well, now you're lonely
Going down the Devil's River

Well, now look at all I've given up to keep you satisfied
And I wish I had a nickel for every time that you lied
You were cold in the beginning, you soon went bad to worse
Yeah, your life was pushed aside and all your enemies came first

Now you're lonely
Going down the Devil's River
When you look out from your mirror, can you see what you've become?
Well, now you're lonely,
Going down that river, down that river

Yeah, the good and the evil -- they live inside your head
You used to fight temptation, but you've given up instead
Your habit is your prison, that bottle is your friend
You try to reach the shore, but turn around before it ends

Rollin' down the Devil's River
'Cause you're lonely, you're so lonely
You're rollin' down the Devil's River
'Cause you're lonely, you're so lonely
Lonely, going down that river
Oh-now you're lonely
Going down that river
Going down, you're going down
Oh, now you're lonely
Going down the Devil's River
Well now you're lonely
OH!
Going down the Devil's River
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FALLING AGAIN
From the album "The Hand is Quicker Than the Eye"
Written by Joshua Perahia

Walking in a crowd
Thinking out loud
Had to ask her name
And I hoped she'd feel the same

Ooh-that warm summer night
Ah-the feeling was right
Oh-I held you so tight
You gave me a sign and I knew it was time
I'm falling again, I'm falling again

I meet her every day now
Stronger every way now
Walking in the park
Yeah, dancing after dark
Rockin' and rolling
The feelings always showing
She sees my deep affection
And we've found a new direction

Oh-that warm summer night
Ah-the feeling was right
Oh-I held you so tight
You gave me a sign and I knew it was time
I'm falling again, I'm falling again

It's not always easy, to find one who cares
To be a friend, when nobody's there
It's not always certain, love will come in time
A smile and your touch, will show me a sign
The morning brought the dawn
A feeling growing strong
A searching for the light
I've got to make it right
I'm falling again
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FIRST AND LAST
From the album "Something to Say"
Written by Michael Salacuse and Steve Dickerson 

On a road with no end
Didn't have a wing or a prayer
Just a traveling tragedy
When it came to hard times
I had my share

Then like the cool wind, you blew my mind
With love that's one of a kind

You were the first to light my way
Carry me through my darkest day
Giving me strength, giving me hope, giving me joy
And with the last breath that I take
I'm going to use to call your name
You are the first and the last love of my life

Just like an explorer
You found and undiscovered man
When you gave all your love to me
You changed my desert to a promise land
I never saw this side of life before
With you I see so much more

You were the first to light my way
Carry me through my darkest day
Giving me strength, giving me hope, giving me joy
And with the last breath that I take
I'm going to use to call your name
You are the first and the last love of my life

I never saw this side of love before
With you I see so much more

You were the first to light my way
Carry me through my darkest day
Giving me strength, giving me hope, giving me joy
And with the last breath that I take
I'm going to use to call your name
You are the first and the last love of my life

And with the last breath that I take
I'm gonna use it to call your name
You are the first and the last love of my life
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FLYING HIGH
From the album "The Hand is Quicker Than the Eye"
Written by Joshua Perahia

Look to the sky the night is moving too fast
Tomorrow will be coming but maybe it won't last
No it just won't last
Locked up like a prisoner, your heart is filled with ache
Reach out and feel his loving baby, I can't wait
No I just can't wait

Put your problems away tonight we're flying high
Put your problems away tonight we're flying high

When you wake up ion the morning and touch a friendly face
Remember we're alone now, the world is his embrace
It's his embrace
With him for an engine and music for the wings
We'll take off in the night and think it's just a dream
Think it's just a dream

Put your problems away tonight we're flying high
Put your problems away tonight we're flying high

City life can always bring some problems
You have a friend, I feel the same way too
Just rise above the hurt and we'll find happiness
We can fly, we can try

Look to the sky, the night is moving too fast
Tomorrow will be coming but maybe it won't last
No it just won't last

Put your problems away tonight we're flying high
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HEART FULL OF SOUL
From the album "Surrender"
Written by Graham Gouldman

Sick at heart and lonely, deep in dark despair
If you want her only, where is she--tell me where

And if she says to you she don't love me
Just give her my message, tell her of my plea

And I know if she would have me back again
Oh-I would never make her sad
I've got a heart full of soul

She's been gone such a long time, much longer than I can bear
But if she says she wants me, just tell her I'll be there
And if she says to you my Lord, she don't love me
Just give her my message, tell her of my plea

And I know if she would have me back again
Oh I would never make her sad
I've got a heart full of soul

And I know if she would have me back again
Oh I would never make her sad
I've got a heart of soul
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HOLD ON
From the album "Surrender"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Ken Tamplin

Hold on, running in fear of my heart
Hold on, voices behind in the dark
Hold on, close I feel the heat
Hold on, all alone on the street

Oh, when I call your name, I'll come back to feel your love
Oh, when I see your face, no one else could give enough

Hold on, it's not your life that you've sold
Hold on, riding away in the cold
Hold on, fate seems close to me
Hold on, understanding what will be

Oh, when I call your name, I'll come back to feel your love
Oh, when I see your face, no one else could give enough

Hold On, sirens that scream in the night
Hold On, no way to turn down the right
Hold On, love is on the way
Hold On, play the game another day

Oh, when I call your name, I'll come back to feel your love
Oh, when I see your face, no one else could give enough

Hold On
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I CAN FEEL AGAIN
From the album "Something to Say"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Robin Brasauri

I know what it's like to be a stranger
Shackled by the chains of love
Living my life not far from danger
I keep holding on, holding, on holding on

Day after day I see confusion
Some don't know which way to turn
All my dreams have blinded by illusion
But I just keep holding on, holding on, holding on

I can feel again
Sure as the stars
Are watching from above
I can feel again
You are the one
Yeah-the only one I love

Maybe one more time to see
Even if you don't know where to stand
And maybe one more
One more chance to believe
There's no need to understand
No need to understand

I can feel again
Sure as the stars
Are watching from above
I can feel again
You are the one
The only one I love

I can feel again
Sure as the stars
Are watching from above
I can feel again
Your are the one
Yeah-the only one I love

Only one I love
Ooh, watching from above
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IT MUST BE LOVE
From the album "Chapter 1"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Robin Basauri

I've been brokenhearted
I'm breakin' down with the blues
And I've been running on a razor's edge
With nothing to lose

And I've been mistreated
I've been shot down cold
Well, it's like I always told you
You reap what you sow

I've been called a beggar
I've been called a fool
A rebel in love, breaking all of the rules
I'm down on my luck
And I tell myself:
It must be love

Well don't call me cheater
And don't call me cheap
I've been shot through the heart
And baby, the wounds are still deep

I've been called a beggar
I've been called a fool
A rebel in love, breaking all of the rules
I'm down on my luck
And I tell myself:
It must be love

Well anytime you're feelin' lonely
Anytime you want my love
When you've lost your one and only
You dry your tears, and tell yourself:
It must be love

All those sleepless nights, I can't explain
When you're coming back again?

Oh, I've been called a beggar
I've been call a fool
A rebel in love, breaking all of the rules
I'm down on my luck and I tell myself:
It must be love
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LET'S BREAKAWAY
From the album "The Hand is Quicker Than the Eye"
Written by Joshua Perahia

I could a write book about the way you stuck beside
And the chapters would tell of two who always tried

It's part of my dream, let's breakaway
As hard as it seems let's breakaway

With changes, changes other loves divide
Yet with the two of us we keep things close and tight
That daily grind could have caused us restless nights
With a word from you we'd let it pass on by

It's part of my dream, let's breakaway
As hard as it seems, let's breakaway

In, all my dreams, I've heard, heard it all
My friends, yes my friends, your friends too
Said we would fall

Let the truth be known how we both broke down and cried
And it does get tough but we both keep things in line

It's part of my dreams, let's breakaway
As hard as it seems, let's breakaway

In, all my dreams, I've heard, heard it all
My friends, yes my friends, your friends too
Said that we would fall

Prove them wrong, stay with me
Let's breakaway, let's breakaway
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LONG WAY TO HEAVEN
From the album "Chapter 1"
Written by Joshua Perahia, Robin Basauri, and Bryan Fleming

Midnight in a sleepy town,
Desperadoes shot the sheriff down in a blaze of fire
Turned the ground a crimson red,
Put a bullet through his head
And left him for dead

Every time I wake up,
A gun stares me down
And it's the life I've chosen
Spilling blood on the ground

My day's never done
I've got the lawmen on my trail,
Down to the wire

It's a long, long way
A long way to heaven
Such a long, long way
To your paradise

Just a boy inside a man,
Got a loaded six-gun in his hand
He said fire when ready
Took his aim, missed his mark
Shot the bullet in the dark
And he took down a child

It's a long, long way
Heaven's calling me
Calling me, calling my name

Well it's a long way down this dusty road
The storm clouds they lead me on to nowhere
And it's such a long, long way
A long, long way

Well it's the life I've chosen
My time has come
'Cause every time I wake up,
A gun stares me down, stares me down
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LOVESHOCK
From the album "Surrender"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Jeff Fenholt

Days gone, weeks are long, no way of knowing
On my own, all alone, stone cold, feelin' old
Where are you going? Cut off from you
Brought about, by what I do
Days gone, weeks are long, no, no, no, no, no way of knowing, left all alone
Stone cold, feelin' old, where, oh where, oh where are you going?
Cut off from you
Try to bring you back some day
Try to make the stone roll away
Try to bring you back some day
Try to make the stone roll away

Past noon, same tune, can't, I can't, I can't stop the shaking
Stop the shaking
Night falls, four walls, where, oh where, oh where, am I going?
Caught up in you

Try to bring you back some day
Try to make the stone roll away
Try to bring you back some day
Try to make the stone roll away

Loveshock, loveshock-- it cuts it cuts right through
Loveshock, loveshock-- loving, loving, loving you
Loveshock, loveshock-- all in love

Next around, new ground, breakin' breakin', breakin' right on through, searching for you

Try to bring you back some day
Try to make the stone roll away
Try to bring you back some day
Try to make the stone roll away

Caught in a love shock, cuts right through
I'm caught in a love shock, it's waiting for you
Caught in a love shock,
It cuts right through
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NOVEMBER IS GOING AWAY
From the album "The Hand is Quicker Than the Eye"
Written by Joshua Perahia

November is going, going away
feeling so empty, nowhere to stay,
memories of growing, pictures of fun,
Lessons and learning, where do we run,
my life as a child, was filled,
with love everyday, each day, each day, ohh

Quietly thinking, always alone,
why do we grow up, cold as a stone,
we're living our lives out, a silly game,
we only have ourselves to blame.

voices with omens, threaten the years,
they echo resistance, searching for tears,
still we keep pushing, asking for more,
waiting forever, to see what's in store,
my life as a child, was filled,
with love everyday, each day, each day, ohh

Quietly thinking, always alone,
why do we grow up, cold as a stone,
we're living our lives out, a silly game,
we only have ourselves to blame.

Quietly thinking, always alone,
why do we grow up, cold as a stone,
we're living our lives out, a silly game,
we only have ourselves to blame.
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ONE NIGHT IS NOT ENOUGH
From the album "Chapter 1" 
Re-recorded for the album "Something to Say"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Robin Basauri

I'm holding on, I know it's wrong
But I can't pretend
Slow down
Gotta take a little time for this soul to mend
Out of love
I've been there before
Swear this heart can't take it anymore

So all alone, is the passion gone?
Was it all in my mind?
All along it's been leading me on
But that won't change what I feel inside

Every song keeps calling your name
And wanting you, runs deep in my veins

One night is not enough
Sometimes I need your touch for more than a moment,
So you live in my dreams
One night is not enough
Sometimes I need your touch for more than a moment,
I was a fool to believe

Out of love
I've been there before
Swear this heart can't take anymore

One night is not enough
Sometimes I need your…
Oh, for more than a moment,
So you live in my dreams

One night is not enough
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PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
From the album "The Hand is Quicker Than the Eye"
Written by Joshua Perahia

Secret evening, delicate eyes, special feelings
Always laughing, shows no pain,
A will for giving
Whispers softly, in the night, a need for living

Tonight you walk alone among the crowd
Don't be afraid
The words you hear will only make you proud
Don't be afraid

Loving spirit, locked inside, fresh desires
Dreams of places, longs to see, never tires
Timeless moments, hypnotize, her love inspires

Tonight you walk alone among the crowd
Don't be afraid
The words you hear will only make you proud
Don't be afraid

And though their eyes may follow you
Their thoughts alone can't conquer you
Just shatter all the evil grins
They'll only try to do you in
Let courage be a two-edge sword
Your taste in life they can't afford
My woman needs a fantasy
To follow me, to follow me

Tonight you walk alone among the crowd
Don't be afraid
The words you hear will only make you proud
Don't be afraid...
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PRECIOUS LOVE
From the album "Something to Say"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Robin Barsauri

So this is love
I've heard it a thousand times before
This perfect love
Will never leave me wanting more
One too many times I've waited alone
Afraid that my heart would turn to stone
How would I know?
How would I see?
The love that I feel
Such a mystery

Time after time, I've turned away
Oh and felt so lonely
Day after day, I see in you, my one and only

Precious love, take my sorrow
Precious love, stand by my side
Precious love, come tomorrow
Heaven knows there's nothing to hide
So shine down your light
On of this heart of mine

So lost in love
My eyes couldn't see the light of day
As time passes by
I searched the world for someone to set me free

Time after time, I've turned away
Oh and felt so lonely
Day after day, I see in you, my one and only

Precious love, take my sorrow
Precious love, stand by my side
Precious love, come tomorrow
Heaven knows, there's nothing to hide
So shine down your light
Inside of this lonely heart

I see the sun fade in the night
And I can hear you calling
Ooh, the flame is burning bright

Precious love
Precious love, take my sorrow
Precious love, stand by my side
Precious love, come tomorrow
Heaven knows, there's nothing to hide
Precious love, take my sorrow
Ooh, stand by my side
Precious love, come tomorrow
Heaven knows, heaven knows there's nothing to hide

Take my soul
Oh, precious love
Ooh, sets the world Oh
Sets the world over
Precious love
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REMEMBERING YOU
From the album "Intense Defense"
Re-recorded for the album "Something to Say"
Written by Joshua Perahia and KenTamplin


Remembering, life in a world so far away
Remembering, strangers we were,
no words to say
Patiently, leaving my home,
with nowhere to stay

I tried to make it on my own,
knew someday I'd never be alone

Can't excape, no matter what I think of you
Warm embrace, see through your eyes
a different way
Empty place, all other hearts with love that fades

Tried to make it on my own,
knew someday I'd never be alone
My world was lost, a city so cold,
time hasn't changed, your world so old

Oh Lord, remembering you
My world was lost, a city so cold,
time hasn't changed, your world so old
Oh Lord, remembering you, remembering you
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RIGHT ON TARGET
From the album "Chapter 1"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Robin Basauri

Right on Target
Racing like a bullet from my gun
Open fire on me, your love has got me on the run
Every time you turn your love on me, your fire melts my soul
And I cut to the bone

And you're right on target
Shoot it through my heart and let it be
Right on target
You've got everything I need

Breathing fire, precious is the blood that soothes my soul
It soothes my soul
You took me higher father, in the name of God I know
Every time you turn your love on me, the passion melts my soul
And I cut to the bone

And you're right on target
Shoot it through my heart and let it be
Right on target
You've got everything I need

Everything I need, is right there in your hands
You hold the key to my everything
Unlock the door, Oh Lord
Right on target
Right on target
Right on target

Every time you shine your light on me
Oh, it burns through this fight
And I cut to the bone yeah…

Right on target
Shoot it through my heart
And let it bleed

Right on target
You've got everything I need
Right on target

Don't push it farther
Right on target
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ROCKIN' THE WORLD
From the album "Surrender"
Written by Joshua Perahia

Rockin' the world is my way of living
Singing for you was always my dream
Making the best of gifts I was given
Give me your hand and you'll see what I mean

I'm climbing over the rainbow, for a voice that's calling me

Day after day you keep yourself going
That's part of life you hear anyway
Doesn't really matter which way the wind's blowing
Try to keep it loose and soon it will pay

I'm climbing over the rainbow, for a voice that's calling me

I see a light in the distance
I hear his voice calling me
Don't be fooled by the world around you
Don't fall away, he holds the key

Over the rainbow
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ROCKIN' THE WORLD (Reprise)
From the album "Surrender"
Written by Joshua Perahia

I see a light in the distance
I hear his voice calling me

Don't be fooled by the world around you
Don't fall away he holds the key
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SHOW ME THE WAY
From the album "Surrender"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Robin Basauri

When I call you
Will it ever be the same?
A voice that cries in the dead of the night, in vain
Fighting a war inside where only the strong survive
Cover me from the thunder and rain

Show me the way to your heart, take me back again
This feeling inside makes me want to fly high
Show me the way to your heart, say a prayer for me
This feeling inside makes me want to fly high

So lonely, somewhere in the night
I feel your eyes on me but you're nowhere in sight
Just like a loaded gun, aimed at the desperate one
You hold my life in the palm of your hand

Show me the way to your heart, take me back again
This feeling inside makes me want to fly high
Show me the way to your heart, say a prayer for me
This feeling inside makes me want to fly high

Show me the way to your heart, take me back again
This feeling inside makes me want to fly high

Show me the way to your heart, say a prayer for me
This feeling inside makes me want to fly high
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SOMETHING TO SAY
From the album "Something to Say"
Written by Joshua Perahia, Joey Rochrich, and Eric Stoskopf

Since the dawn of time, when all of life began
And then came man
Some were born to live and others born to die
Did you wonder why?

How could we ever let you down, after all the words you've said?
And your thoughts are spinning on and on and on and on in my head
How could we ever walk away to only break your heart?
Can we take it from the start?

I said hey, I've got something to say
Would you walk close beside me?
Could you show me the way?
And I said hey, I've got something to say
Could I stand in your shadow, as you draw me your way?

When the sun sheds light and others choose to be blind
Does it cross your mind?
How could you set them free, when all they want is pain?
Are we insane?

How could we ever let you down, after all the words you've said?
And your thoughts are spinning on and on and on and on in my head
How could we ever walk away, to only break your heart?
Can we take it from the start?

I said hey, I've got something to say
Would you walk close beside me?
Could you show me the way?
And I said hey, I've got something to say
Could I stand in your shadow, as you draw me your way?

It's time to surrender all we've been given
Your secrets locked inside, the good or the bad
The choices we had, your mystery can't hide

And I said hey, I've got something to say
Would you walk close beside me?
Could you show me the way?
And I said hey, I've got something to say
Could I stand in your shadow, as you draw me your way?
Cover me, cover me in your shadow
Draw me in, draw me closer and closer and closer
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STAY ALIVE (GO ON BELIEVING)
From the album "Surrender"
Written by Joshua Perahia

Cry out, I hear them all
Try out, no time to hear the call
Turn around, turn around, right from the start
Turn around, turn around, straight to my heart

Try to make it, try to make it, try to make it,
Yeah, yeah
(repeat)

Stay alive, go on believing, it's gonna be all right
Stay alive, go on dreaming, I'll be at your side

Look out, we're on the run
No doubt, so busy having fun
Turn around, turn around, don't say enough
Turn around, turn around, you want my love

Try to make it, try to make it, try to make it
Yeah, Yeah
(repeat)

Stay alive, go on believing, it's gonna be alright
Stay alive, go on dreaming, I'll be at your side
(repeat)

Find myself turning the wheel, closer, stronger I feel
How would you know if you're letting it slip away?

Stay alive, go on believing, it's gonna be all right
Stay alive, go on dreaming, I'll be at your side
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STEADY WEAPON
From the album "Chapter 1"
Re-recorded for the album "Something to Say"
Written by Joshua Perahia, Joey Rochrich, Eric Stoskopf, and Michael O'Mara

Darkened clouds fill the sky
The sun no longer shines on the streets where they live
At those times when all is silent,
You can still hear the cries from long ago

Was a boy, tried to understand
Just what it takes to be a man in this world?
As a child, he took the pain, he realized it didn't have to be that way
Then it all changed

But I know sometimes at night,
The child inside still tries to cry for you
And I know he still wonders why nobody ever took the time to say:
In this world, nothing sacred still remains the same
Nobody cared

Now the helpless child is gone
And in his place a man walks tall who's not so afraid
All around him violence thrives
Cities bleed but his soul will survive

His weapon is a steady mind
Comes from deep inside
His strength and his will to survive

Now he knows all his life they've tried to break him down
And hide him from the truth
But he knows the voice inside his head, has always told him…

He knows in life he'll be the steady weapon
Steady weapon

Memories of the darkest nights, are still haunting him
As a boy grows up in time
The man is born and he learns
Nothing remains the same

The voice inside his mind tells him:
He holds a steady will to survive

Steady Weapon
I'm a steady weapon
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SURRENDER LOVE
From the album "Surrender"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Jeff Fenholt

I can feel you next to me, back to where I used to be
Turning my emotions like a stone
Every time I see your face, my pain is gone without a trace
Dying dreams are once again reborn

Surrender, surrender love, surrender, surrender love

When you turn your eyes on me, love becomes reality
Reaching down you take me from the storm
When I say I'll never win, drowning in my pain again
Patiently you keep me satisfied

Surrender, surrender love, surrender, surrender love

Where do we go, lost in the night, taken by surprise
Holding you close, in hope of a way
Surrounded by the lies, longing for love, no way to lose
Two can love as one
Out in the cold, where have I been
Walk before you run

Surrender, surrender love

Time will show me who you are
The search for love will not depart
Wheels of fire soon reveal your name
Once again I fall for you
Will my heart be tried and true?

If I won't, my soul will hurt again

Surrender, surrender love……love surrender your love

Surrender, surrender love... love surrender
Surrender, surrender love... love surrender
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SWEET LIL' HURRICANE
From the album "The Hand is Quicker Than the Eye"
Written by Joshua Perahia

Lighting up the sky, moving like a turning wind
A voice that calls from heaven
Making all the world spin
Your charm is always showing
Starting with a smile
A face that keeps a glowing and walking with a style

She takes an empty sky and fills it with her rain
My Lord stills the night with love, to face the world again
Sweet lil' hurricane, sweet lil' hurricane

Hear his thunder calling
Scream but you can't hide
See that wind keep twirling
As it tears you up inside
I'm facing power from above
Blinded by your light
Frozen clouds of fire, as you take me through the fight

She takes an empty sky and fills it with her rain
My Lord stills the night with love
To face the world again
Sweet lil' hurricane, sweet lil' hurricane

She takes an empty sky and fills it with her rain
My Lord stills the night with love
To face the world again
Sweet lil' hurricane, sweet lil' hurricane
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TEARS OF JOY
From the album "Chapter 1"
Re-recorded for the album "Something to Say"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Robin Basauri

Northbound train just left for heaven, down by station 49
I see the skyline rise above my window
It looks like faces in the sun
And I do believe I hear the angels cry

Compromises, they get the best of you
Life is such a mystery
Well I'm never, never, never gonna leave you -no
Heartache, but I guess it's just my time, baby

I cry for the sunshine
And I found sweet love from above
Now everyone needs a little sunshine
But the rain keeps comin' down
And there ain't no way to stop it now, so

Cry those tears of joy
Let 'em roll on down my face,
'Cause it's love that's been my saving grace
Cry those tears of joy
Sweet surrender, my baby
'Cause love is gonna find your way back home

Oh-maybe someday, someday soon
I'm gonna see you smile a little while, precious child
I'm gonna see you smile

It's been so long now baby
Lord knows how much I miss you
And I still, I still reach out from where I am
To receive your precious kiss
Yeah!

I cried for the sunshine
And I found sweet love from above
Everyone needs, everyone needs a little sunshine
But the rain keeps coming down
And there ain't no way to stop it now, so

Cry those tears of joy
Let 'em roll on down my face,
'Cause it's love that's been my saving grace
Cry those tears of joy
Sweet surrender, my baby
'Cause love is gonna guide your way back home,
To the promised land where I wait with open arms
And we share eternity
I walked around so long without your sweet caress
Come and hold me now
Come and hold me…

Cry those tears of joy
Let 'em roll on down my face,
'Cause it's love that's been my saving grace
Sweet surrender, Oh my baby
Everything is for you,
My Lord
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WALK INTO THE LIGHT
From the album "Chapter 1"
Written by Joshua Perahia, Michael O'Mara, and Bryan Fleming

Scarred as a child, I got myself in a crazy situation
'Cause anytime of day was a good enough time
For the same old celebration

Well, I feel love
Love…and it's deep inside of me
Love…walking on a fine line

Walk into the light
Oh, and it's deep inside of me
Until you walk into the light,
You'll be crawling through the back door of life

As I push towards the son,
I'll be driving this dream to the other end of the rainbow
Oh, Yeah
You can walk right, talk right, look right
What's inside your head
Gonna bring you woe-Oh, no

Well, I feel love
Love…and it's deep inside my soul
Love…walking on a fine line

When you walk, you walk in the bright light
Love…love, love, love
Yeah!
Love, love
And it's deep inside of me

Walk into the light
Walk into the light
When you walk
Walk it you
Walk it now, you walk it
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You Want It All
From the album "Chapter 1"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Michael O'Mara

Big Man
Twisted politician
Don't laugh
The country's in your hands
Southern man
spending all our money
You start a war in a foreign
land

You're a big media sensation
Bring a nation to it's knees
'Cause you want it all
and you want our love
But what do you see?

Who is gonna bring us up
whenever you keep us down?
Who's gonna give us hope
when your name comes
around?
We don't know what to
believe when it's coming
from you
We need a light in the dark
to help us through

You want it all
Maybe, everyday
I said you need it all
All our lives are locked away
Give us something good,
to keep us alive
We're going down
I hope I survive
'Cause you want it all
Maybe you're holding on to
see

Wasted words
Stories are changing
All the jobs have faded away
Promises, a bigh hallucination
Enjoy the ride, 'cause you're
not here to stay

It's a no-win situation
Standing at the water's edge
You want it all, and you want
our love
but you're hanging on by a
thread
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YOUR LOVE IS GONE
From the album "Surrender"
Written by Joshua Perahia and Ken Tamplin

Alright, this time you worked me over
Cold spite, can this be all that I need
It's a feeling, and it won't leave me alone
I keep searching for love
Hearts turned to stone

Can't stop this endless dreaming, should have known from the start
No way to break your scheming heart
Your love is gone, I see it fading away
Love burns the soul, I know where heartache remains

Sometimes when I think of what you mean to me
Look back, faces are all that I see
But the feeling, it won't leave me alone
I keep searching for love
Hearts turned to stone

Can't stop this endless dreaming, should have known from the start
No way to break your scheming heart

Your love is gone, I see it fading away
Love burns the soul, I know where heartache remains

Your love is gone, heartache remains