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There Must Be A God Somewhere
Joey's Working On The PitCrew
Celebrate Your Life
Stay Away (Don't Stare At My Food)
I Wished You Loved Me Too
Siegfried
I Can't Fit
Just To Wonder
Juniper Bill
The Ride Along The Way
Don't Fly Away
Pegasus
The Time Has Come
Sweet Torture
Our Table Has Room For Everyone
We May Not Be This Way Again
Life Is A Melody
Fly Like An Eagle In The Open Land
Walk The Wire
Melinda

Little Sally
One More Chance
Death By Radiation
You Keep Comin Around
In Love With Love
One-Sided Love
All This Love
Rio De Janeiro
It's My Delusion
I Give In
What Is This Thing Called Life
We Will All Go Together
Soaring Through The Sky
Freedom From Religion
Reminding Me Of You
Sherilio
The Dance Of Life
This Melody & I

The Pocket In Your Heart
CandleLight
The Human Animal
Appaloosa
It's All There In Your Eyes
If We Don't Say Goodbye
You Don't Have To Be Good
On The Not-So-Merry-Go-Round
The Road To Beveny
Soli Invicto
Happy Birthday To You
Walkin Alone
Tenny Brown
Like A Bright Shining Star
Calypso Chime
Till The End Of Time
King Arthur's Call
Far Cry
To Be Your Lover
Letter Of Love
Downtown Judy
Hold On
Hold On To Your Dream
Save The World
I Don't Want Anybody Else
Jeckyll & Hyde
Tell Me
I Remember When
Where Is Boot Guy?
Until Another Song Seduces You
Yahweh Hesus
Just Beyond Impossible
Shades of Gray
Imagination
Why Won't You Come Back To Me?
When You Smile At Me

The Fancy Of Our Flight

There Must be a God Somewhere

by Rick Branch
I've always had the frame of mind
That man alone rules mankind
That there is nothing higher up out there
But since the day that I met you
I have changed my point of view
There must be a god somewhere

Well there must be something out there
There must be a god somewhere

What on Earth could create
Such a walk, such a grace
You're too good to be true I swear
Yeah I've been forced to concede
To give up what I have believed
There must be a god somewhere

Well there must be something out there
There must be a god somewhere

When you lead me to your room
I know that you'll be loving me soon
Could it be that you truly care?
And when your clothes hit the floor
I'm convinced even more
There must be a god somewhere

Well there must be something out there
There must be a god somewhere

The Human Animal      by Rick Branch
I am scanning
Looking for clues
And I just could be
Circling you

I’m the Human
The Human Animal

I need shelter
I need food
If I can’t find it
I could get rude

I’m the Human
The Human Animal

Though I talk
And act tame
I am wild
Just the same

If I must fight
I’m taking my share
Not so different
From monkeys and bears

I’m the Human
The Human Animal


Joey's Working with the Pitcrew
by Rick Branch
I just found out
Joey's working with the pitcrew
I just found out
I just got the good news

He'd been working down at DJ's
Pushing boxes 'cross the floor
But he's always been good with cars
Now he's found something more ha-roo!

I just found out
Joey's working with the pitcrew
I just found out
I just got the good news

We're going down to the races
We're going to cheer him on
They'll be lots of smiling faces
Have we got a problem Have we?


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Celebrate Your Life
by Steve Branch
Saw my cat on the porch in the sun
Took a nap somewhere 'round one
Feel the grass between my toes in the summer
A full moon glows shadows on our old house

Celebrate Your Life
Celebrate Your Life

Purple lilacs and a chickadee's song
The desire I feel even when you are gone
I could play that song one hundred times
Never seems to grow old
The way a warm fire feels
Comin in from the cold

Celebrate Your Life
Sometimes it's gonna be sad
Celebrate Your Life

Celebrate Your Life
Even if it breaks your heart you've got to
Celebrate Your Life


Stay Away

by Rick Branch
Way down in the jungle
A distant lion roars
Warning all the other
Hungry predators

"Stay away from my family
And don't stare at my food
Cause I've got big sharp teeth
Ready to snap at you
Stay away! Stay away!"

Well isn't that just like the animal
Defensive and afraid
Then why do so many people
Act that way?

To ward off outsiders
The lion marks its land
Hoping that isolation
Protects from evil plans

Stay away from my family
And don't stare at my food
Cause I've got big sharp teeth
Ready to snap at you
Stay away! Stay away!"

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I Wish You Loved Me Too

by Steve Branch

I know I may have been a fool
To fall in love with you
When the pain is all I have
To remind me

Once in a lifetime
Someone like you comes along
I love you

And if there ever comes a time
When you think you could be mine
You have got to let me know
And I will be there

Once in a lifetime
Someone like you comes along
I love you

Now that I found my
Once in a lifetime
I wish you loved me too

Siegfried
by Rick Branch
In the age when reason
Was coming to the fore
When people laughed at heathens
And all the ancient lore

They said there's no more dragons
They said they'd long been slain
But one man kept believing
Anyway, anyway

Siegfried never listened
When all the people said
That he would search the badlands
Till the day he was dead

They said there's no more dragons
They said they'd long been slain
But one man kept believing
Anyway, anyway

And even now he's out there
Still searching for his prize
Holding fast to the wonder
Keeping magic alive


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I Can't Fit
by Steve Branch
I think I've got some reservations
I think we're headed separate ways
I'm tired of all this conversation
I go more crazy every day

I can't fit in your world
There can be no future
In your world

At first it seems love lasts forever
At first it's cute the way I snore
But when the honeymoon is over
We're not in Kansas anymore

I can't fit in your world
There can be no future
In your world
I can't fit in your world
There's no love to nurture
In your world


Just To Wonder
by Steve Branch
On the road we travel
The days turn into years
There's pain and glory
There's laughter and there's tears

Sometimes I go out in the night
I sit and watch the stars in the sky
Just to wonder and think about life

Where do we come from?
Where does the journey end?
Will we survive to find love once again?

Sometimes I go out in the night
I sit and watch the stars in the sky
Just to wonder and think about life


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Don't Fly Away

by Rick Branch
I caught a little bird today
And held it in my hands
And when it struggled to get away
It said, "Please understand,
I know you want me for your own
I know you'd be good to me
But if you hold on too tight to the ones you love
They will hope to fly away"

I let that little bird go free
And knew that I'd done right
Because it came back to me
Singing with delight,
"I know you want me for your own
I know you'd be good to me
But if you hold on too tight to the ones you love
They will hope to fly away"

Don't fly away


Juniper Bill
by Steve Branch
On the north side of Juniper Hill
Lived a man they called Juniper Bill
Nobody liked him

He came to town with his head to the ground
Afraid and feelin lonely
Nobody liked him

Juniper Bill we're sorry we didn't love you when you were alive
Juniper Bill we will try to love our brothers in this short life

One late fall day where the children play
The ice was thin where the Jones boy fell in
The kids could not help him
Bill saved the day but the river swept him away
Now he is known as the hero of Juniper Hill

Juniper Bill we're sorry we didn't love you when you were alive
Juniper Bill we will try to love our brothers in this short life

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The Ride Along The Way
by Steve Branch
Guess you'd say we're all on a journey
Riding a train down the track
We wonder why and where we are going
And if we're ever comin back

It's not so much your destination
It's the ride along the way

We're all on board with a one-way ticket
Don't count on what you have been told
Before you know we'll be at the station
Don't put your good times on hold

It's not so much your destination
It's the ride along the way

Don't miss the ride No No No No
Don't miss the ride Along the way


The Time Has Come
by Rick Branch
The geese are flying now
Almost every day
I hear they've been coming down
From 'round Hudson Bay
Flying like an arrow
Certain of their course
Guess I won't be seeing them
Since I'm heading North

And if I leave by tomorrow
I'll make it there before the snow
I've packed my bags and my sorrow
The time has come for me to go

I just can't stay around
Not while she's so near
I've tried too many times
And cried too many tears
They say it's quiet now
Up on Caribou Lake
Perfect for the sort of man
Who needs to get away

Pegasus
by Rick Branch
A long, long time ago
When the gods ruled high and low
A great white horse flew free
Nurtured by man's faith and dreams
The great Pegasus could be seen
Soaring through a moonlit sky

Fly free, Pegasus, I still believe
Fly free, Pegasus, fly, fly free

But then as time passed by
Man turned from the sky
Forsaking magic and mystery

With no love and support
This once proud, majestic horse
Had no more will to fly
Now frozen in the stars
Great Pegasus bears the scars
Of a world that won't believe

Fly free, Pegasus, I still believe
Fly free, Pegasus, fly, fly free


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Sweet Torture
by Steve Branch
I imagine how it would feel
To hold you in my arms
To kiss you on your lips
The sweet torture of fantasy

When life's got you down
There are things you can do
But there are no easy answers it's true
Spend time with your friends
And the ones you can love
And keep the hope that your dreams
can come true

You told me that you loved me
You told me I was the one
And so I built my dreams around you
And now you are gone

When life's got you down
There are things you can do
But there are no easy answers it's true
Spend time with your friends
And the ones you can love
And keep the hope that your dreams
can come true

Candlelight
by Steve Branch
Glass of wine on the table
Welcome home at the end of the day
You always lit that candle
And looked at me that way
Though I've tried to forget you
Since you walked out of my life
I will always remember
Whenever I see candlelight

I'll lie alone in the morning
I'll lie awake in the night
I'll still go down by the river
To see the swallows fly
Though in time there'll be others
And though the memories may die
I will always remember
Whenever I see candlelight


The Pocket In Your Heart
by Steve Branch
What is it that you want to be when you grow up
Well if you're after the money you will never get enough
Until you fill the pocket in your heart

I know to you, you seem to be a friend of man
But through your dealin you will cheat him if you can
Until you fill the pocket in your heart

Wrong among the righteous, darkness where there's light
There will be confusion to bear throughout your life
Until you fill the pocket in your heart


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Melinda
by Rick Branch
What's going on with Melinda
What can be on her mind
How can she keep on looking
For something she can't find

How can she keep on saying
That she will always have hope

To poor sweet Melinda
Nature had not been kind
It seems that no man will have her
And she's running out of time

But she just keeps on smiling
As if she still has a chance

Who will tell Melinda
That her dreams won't come true
I won't tell Melinda
Will you

I saw her just the other day
She said, " Life's a mystery.
It's full wonder and surprise!"
You know I had to agree

And her eyes are still shining
With a future that's bright

Who will tell Melinda
That her dreams won't come true
I won't tell Melinda
Will you

Little Sally
by Rick Branch
Little Sally grew up on the poor side
She had dirty clothes and tangled hair
The kids at her school treated her cruel
She never found someone who cared

You never would have known
That when she was grown
You would love her

She lived with her mother and her older brother
Who gave no love and felt no pride
So how could they explain heartbreak and shame
To a girl hurt deep down inside

You never would have known
That when she was grown
You would love her

At home in the night when Sally turned out the light
She dreamed of a better place and time
She liked to pretend that she had a friend
Someone gentle and kind

You never would have known
That when she was grown
You would love her


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Tell Me by Rick Branch
I have a friend who is feeling sad
He wants to know the advice I have
Cause he left a girl and he broke her heart
And now regrets that they're apart

What should he do
What should he do
Tell me
I will tell him for you

He's so afraid he may hurt her again
He tears up the letters he means to send
He says that love has no guarantees
I know exactly what he means

What should he do
What should he do
Tell me
I will tell him for you

Well my friend has decided to let time
Erase her memory from his mind
But as the months turn into years
Thoughts of her are still always near

What should he do
What should he do
Tell me
I will tell him for you


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Life Is A Melody - Steve Branch
When all our words
can’t seem to show
what’s wrong or what is right
What if a simple melody
could guide you through your life

And if the world could speak as one
the hate may come to pass
Perhaps a song we all could sing
could bring us peace at last

Life is a melody
and like this song
In a moment will be gone

Fly Like An Eagle In The Open Land
-
Steve Branch
I’ve seen the stars and felt the ocean
I’ve seen the sunrise in the morning
Fly like an eagle in the open land

I know this world I know the people
I know that love can conquer evil
Fly like an eagle in the open land

On The Not-So-Merry-Go-Round-Steve Branch
We spare the rod
creating our own gods
maintains the folly of our ways

We suffer and we die
believing all the lies
On the Not-So-Merry-Go-Round

Honor to those who stop to question
Glory to those who aren’t afraid

We serve the needs
of those unfit to lead
through ignorance and apathy

And so the cycle goes
as history will show
On the Not-So-Merry-Go-Round

Honor to those who stop to question
Glory to those who aren’t afraid

We May Not Be This Way Again -Steve Branch
The fancy of our flight
to sing our songs and say goodnight
We’d like to make it right
as nighttime yields to morning light

Now we sing
to hold you in our memory
Farewell my friends
we may not be this way again

Memories will come and go
like a place you used to know
let the burdens of your past
fade away tonight at last

And so now we sing
to hold you in our memory
Farewell my friends
we may not be this way again

Walk The Wire - Steve Branch
The web is full of sentiment
but you can find some truth
Uncensored by your government
and those who preach to you

Come take my hand we’ll go together
To see from higher ground
Wave to our friends beyond the border

You can find what’s really going on
not pretty but that is life
Time has come to open up the door
it’s time to go on line

Then we can make this world be better
replacing hate with love
Communicate with one another
Come take my hand we’ll go together
To see from higher ground
Wave to our friends beyond the border

Our Table Has Room For Everyone
-
Steve Branch
Just as love has taken wing
they censor our words and songs we sing
And they say they’re right
they say they’re fair
then roll out their guns to show they care

People of the world please come
Our table has room for everyone
We sing for those
Who may not know
Together we’ll come to change the world

They’re afraid if you don’t look the same
they’ll put you down and call you names
And they hide behind
their God and pray
for those who they helped to kill today

People of the world please come
Our table has room for everyone
We sing for those
Who may not know
Together we’ll come to change the world

It's My Delusion   by Rick Branch
You left me a while ago
That much I know is true
But I still can not believe
That we are really through

It's my delusion
Don't take it away
It's what I've been using
To help me make it through the day

Now even though you're spending time
With somebody new
I believe it's me you want
You're just a bit confused

It's my delusion
Don't take it away
It's what I've been using
To help me make it through the day

So if we meet on the street
And you see hope in my eyes
Let me keep this dream of you
Even if it's a lie

I Give In    by Rick Branch
I've tried hard to pretend
To make believe that we're just friends
I've tried hard but I can't win
I give in

The game is over, I concede
I surrender, willingly
I've tried hard but I can't win

  I give in to you
I give to my heart
I give in

Now there's a good chance
I'll take the fall
But at least I'll know
Once and for all
I've tried hard but I can't win
I give in

What Is This Thing Called Life
by Steve Branch
There are many stories
Some believe and some deny
Why are we here and
What is this thing called life
Well I don’t know
But I guess you could say

It’s when we love and fight
It’s why we laugh and cry
It’s how we live and die

Are the allegories
Just to give us piece of mind

Do we negotiate our worries
With a phony compromise
Well what is this life really all about

It’s how we song and dance

It’s why we hold our hands
It’s giving one more chance

We Will All Go Together

by Steve Branch
They will take your voice
They will take your choice
They will kill and fight
To deny your right
To live your life in peace

We will all go together
Even if we don’t survive
We will all go together
Together side by side

In the name of God they believe
They are better than you and me
And with their might
They will sacrifice
Your freedom and your life

We will all go together
Even if we don’t survive
We will all go together
For our freedom and our rights

Just Beyond Impossible
by Steve Branch
Just like a bell
all our love rings
from within and beyond our world

Just beyond impossible
Something strange and wonderful
Universal love and peace
Waiting for humanity

And if we reach
a certain frequency
we will be welcome

Gentle hearts and open minds
Treasure beyond space and time
One small effort to be kind
Vibrates every human life

Shades of Gray by Steve Branch
Headin down a one-way lane keep away
from the two-way signs you see
the miles go by and you wonder why
there’s no one in the street
if you live and die a forbidden lie
I promise I won’t preach

(chorus)
Imagine all the color somewhere
in between the dark and light
Looking for an answer that just
can’t be black or white,
Shades of Gray
Shades of Gray

Every time you fall in love you say
it can’t be better than this
and the time before you surely swore
your word that this is it
Time is the mime of change
A game of hit or miss

(chorus)

Imagination by Steve Branch
Lonely lovers faces
break the cupid mold
Times cold embraces
still the keeper’s hold

Cast away my apathy
memories unwind
Alone to live the fantasy
one more time

(chorus)
Let your imagination go
Recreate the love you used to know
Let your imagination go
She’ll be back before you know

My savior and my enemy
no one will be next
For loving just your memory
will far outdo the rest

I’ll make no deal with what is real
Caress my soul with wine
Make believe sweet moments
that you again are mine
(chorus)

Why Won’t You Come Back To Me

by Steve Branch
Saw signs of trouble
leakin through your eyes
now I know you’ve gone astray
and all the nights go on
without your love
so many things I’d like to say

I’m tired of this broken heart
Can’t live another day
Why won’t you come back to me?

If you had just let me know
I woulda had time to show
I was willin to make a change
Then that fateful night
you said there’s another love
and left me walkin in the rain

I’m tired of this broken heart
Can’t live another day
Why won’t you come back to me?

When You Smile At Me
by Steve Branch
I am free from the fear, the anger and greed
We are more like neighbors
than strangers it seems
Passing by on the street
we do not have to speak
When you smile at me

There’s a chance we can bring
the world to peace
I can see the face of humanity
All my hopes and dreams
don’t seem so out of reach
When you smile at me

There’s a sense of wonder and harmony
In the early night when the whippoorwill sings
There’s a memory that I will always keep
When you smile at me
And why we are here, becomes clear to see
When you smile at me.


The Fancy Of Our Flight -
S.Branch
The fancy of our flight
to sing our songs and say goodnight
We’d like to make it right
as nighttime yields to morning light
Now we sing to hold you in our memory
Farewell my friends
we may not be this way again
Memories will come and go
like a place you used to know
let the burdens of your past
fade away tonight at last
And so now we sing to hold you in our memory
Farewell my friends
we may not be this way again


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The Road to Beveny
by Steve Branch
If I had to sing
what could come to mean
something to this world

I’d sing for those
who never knew the love and hope
this life can bring to you

On the road to Beveny
to the north along the sea
you will know when you are there
there is music in the air

I would sing to those
who have more than they know
or need while on the Earth
and ask if they could share
with people unaware
of how sweet life can be for us

On the road to Beveny
to the north along the sea
you will know when you are there
there is music in the air

One More Chance
by Steve Branch
Lady of my life can't you see
that I love you
In a dream you were mine
and I was all you wanted too

Give me one more chance with you
One More chance

Once upon a time she cared for me
but I was blind to see
And so now the tide has turned
and I can only make believe

I tried to live without your love
I can't survive without your love

Give me one more chance with you
One More chance


Soli Invicto  by Rick Branch
Before dawn the clan would gather
On the eastern shore
To prepare for the arrival
For the coming of their Lord

For the one all mighty
For the holy embrace
Of Soli Invicto

Soli Invicto! Soli Invicto!

For the glory of the new day
And for their very lives
The faithful raised their hands up
Raised their hands up high

To the one all mighty
To the radiant face
Of Soli Invicto

Soli Invicto! Soli Invicto!

Walkin Alone - by Steve Branch
How you decide to run your life
You’ll find when you’re walkin alone
To really know what is wrong or right
You’ll find when you’re walkin alone

Walkin alone
down a country road
Come to know
the truth is that we’re all
walkin alone

A place where you can clearly see
You’ll find when you’re walkin alone
The day you know that you are free
You’ll find when you’re walkin alone

Walkin alone
down a country road
Come to know
the truth is that we’re all
walkin alone

If We Don’t Say Goodbye - Steve Branch
We’re going to live
and we’re going to die
But you made mine
a better life
I want you to know now
If we don’t say goodbye

I thank you for
your time with me
You raised my hope
and shared my dream
I want you to know now
if we don’t say goodbye


Death By Radiation by Steve Branch
Sneaks wherever you may go
Where it is will never show
Barely leaves a living soul
Bodies dumped in one big hole

Death By Radiation

Super powers went to war
Push the button melt the core
People sizzle by the shore
Why not drop a dozen more

Death By Radiation

You Keep Comin Around by Steve Branch
It wasn't so hard when we were together
To get along when you were away
But now that you broke from me honey
I could get by
If you would just stay away

You Keep Comin Around

Everybody's gotta know everybody's business
If I could I would move away
You tell me you don't want no more of my trouble
You tell me I'll get over you someday

oh but baby
You Keep Comin Around


Tenny Brown - by Steve Branch
Tenny Brown was born just south of here
down by the Mountain County Line
and he grew to know the love and fear
we all have in our life

Tenny worked in the fields
and he paid the bills
and he raised his family
and at night when the kids were all in bed
He’d come to them and sing

Now the children are gone
and Ramona died
back in ninety-three
and they say when he tried to take his life
the rope broke from the tree

Tenny Brown now lives down by the lake
where he’d always hoped to be
and on late quiet nights
some say they hear
a soft sweet melody

In Love With Love by Steve Branch
If you were really mine
I'd see it in your eyes
But I looked today
You looked and turned away
It's not really something one can ignore
And I'm not the only one it's clear that you're

In Love With Love
Not in Love with me
In Love With Love

When you were just a little girl
I wonder if your world
was one in a lonely place
a lonely chase for love
Now someone comes along
Sweeps you off your feet
It's so hard to trust but love is such relief

In Love With Love
Not in Love with me
In Love With Love


Happy Birthday To You - Steve Branch
Today is the day
You were born to this world
Doesn’t seem like a year has gone by

We toast to your life and
Hope that your dreams all come true
Happy Birthday To You


One-Sided Love by Steve Branch
She's got you where she wants to be
Wrapped in her world
Must be her personality
Sweet little girl
Seems you're always on the run
I wonder what I should have done
I would never leave
I just want you to see

One-Sided Love
I love you more than you love me
One-Sided Love
I always give and you receive

I've always got the time and place
When you got the feelin
Seems like I am the one to wait
I can't help myself
But what if someday I am gone
Tables turn and you're the one
You'll say you'll never leave
You just want him to see

One-Sided Love
I love you more than you love me
One-Sided Love
I always give and you receive

I Remember When by Steve Branch
I can not forget the time that I first saw you there
Seemed a life without you would be more than I could bear

All the time you had been looking I was not aware
I Remember When

I Remember When

Well it wasn't very long before we fell in love

And we lived with all the magic those in love can have

I Remember When

I Remember When

All This Love by Steve Branch
I could tell you I would wait forever and a day
But life would go by and seal my fate

All this love
In my heart
It belongs to you
Take it now
While you can

Chances come and chances go
While I keep waitin for you
I'll try to wait
But whats a lonely man to do

All this love
In my heart
It belongs to you
Take it now
While you can


Far Cry By Rick & Steve Branch
Always thought I was set in my ways
Thought I liked just certain ladies
Then that night when I saw her there
I was charmed in a different way

She's a Far Cry
From what I had in mind
She's a Far, Far Cry

She won't turn you head at first
She'll kind of sneak up on you
with a smile that captivates
the deepest part of you

She's a Far Cry
From what I had in mind
She's a Far, Far Cry

I never would have known
That I would love her so
More and more each day
What's happenin anyway?

She's a Far Cry
From what I had in mind
She's a Far, Far Cry

To Be Your Lover by Steve Branch
We started out just bein friends
But now there's something changing in me
You couldn't tell I just pretend
And so I sing to set myself free

In your eyes
I'm like a brother
But I would die
To be your lover

I've kept it in for too long now
Cause I'm afraid to let it show
The time has come to take the chance
Cause either way I must know

In your eyes
I'm like a brother
But I would die
To be your lover

You could make all my dreams come true

In your eyes
I'm like a brother
But I would die
To be your lover

It's All There In Your Eyes

By Rick & Steve Branch
You know it's no surprise
You know it's no surprise
You didn't have to lie
You know it's no surprise
It's All There In Your Eyes

I see through your disguise
I see through your disguise
Do you wonder why
I see through your disguise
It's All There In Your Eyes

Nothin in the words you say
No truth in the games you play
When you're feelin so strong
inside-There's just no way
you can hide

Letter Of Love by Steve Branch
There will be times when I'm away
There will be times when your afraid
When there is something you must say
Send me a Letter Of Love

Temptation knocks at your door
I'm sure our love will endure
But if you're ever unsure
Send me a Letter Of Love

I am beginning to see
What your love has done to me
I know my undying need
I'll keep you close to my heart
No matter how far apart
With pen in hand you can start
Send me a Letter Of Love

Downtown Judy by Steve Branch
All my friends keep laughin at me cuz I'm
goin out with Downtown Judy
They don't understand or see why I'm
goin out with Downtown Judy
They seem to think it embarrasses me cuz I'm
goin out with Downtown Judy
Please excuse present company cuz I'm
goin out with Downtown Judy

Downtown Judy
Downtown Judy

She's got authenticity
Goin out with Downtown Judy
Trench-coat down to her knees
Goin out with Downtown Judy
No sense of dignity
Goin out with Downtown Judy
She'll never meet the family
Goin out with Downtown Judy

Someone like her in your town
No need to put her down
She may have different ways
Well who are we to say

Downtown Judy
Downtown Judy

Hold On by Steve Branch
Every time you look around you wonder where she's gone
Every time she sees your frown she makes like nothins wrong
You know it wouldn't matter if you told her to behave
You know that if you want her love she's got to have her way

Hold On, Hold On tight, Hold On tight

Why is it when you love somebody and they just won't settle down
Why is it that they call it love when they always bring you down
Say you want somebody to love and keep you up all night
Say you want somebody to love and keep you satisfied

Hold On, Hold On tight, Hold On tight

Like A Bright Shining Star by Steve Branch
On the shore of the lake
I saw a smile on your face
Like a bright shining star
And from that day I will search
To the ends of the Earth
I will find where you are
You're my bright shining star

Like a bird with broken wings
I could no longer sing
Till I heard your melody
And as I turned to the sky
There was a light in your eye
Like a bright shining star
You're my bright shining star

Calypso Chime by Steve Branch
An island song about the good times
and the friends we have made
When we're away our hearts will stay
in our home on the island
We'll sail the surf and then we'll wallow
in the sun and the sand
And when we're away our hearts will stay
in our home on the island

Miles and miles, trouble and trials
wash away wash away
Calypso Chime rings on in my mind
and our home on the island

Till The End Of Time by Steve Branch
I saw you yesterday
I felt my body shake
This aching in my heart is almost more than I can take
You will be my love until the end of time

There's no place I can go
No place to run and hide
I can't imagine life without you standing by my side
You will be my love until the end of time

Every move I make
Everything I do
Every breath I take
Somehow belongs to you

As the years will pass
You know I will survive
Don't tell me it's too late for us to keep this love alive
You will be my love until the end of time

Rio De Janeiro by Steve Branch
When sailing time is right we will sail into the night with the tide
What will the weather be we don't want the heavy seas by the island
Varoa Kani's off Red Hook by 7:30 in the morning
We'll take it day by day and we'll sing along the way as we go

Heyla hey heyla hey heyla hey we're on our way

We will have our day in Rio De Janeiro

And by day four we're off the shore of the continent
Afraid to say out loud that the destination south will come
It's really not the norm but we recognize a storm off the starboard bow
Everything will be ok on to the passageway to the stone

Heyla hey heyla hey heyla hey we're on our way

Rhythm kings will play in Rio De Janeiro

We will have our day in Rio De Janeiro
Rhythm kings will play in Rio De Janeiro
We will have our day in Rio De Janeiro
Rhythm kings will play in Rio De Janeiro

Hold On To Your Dream by Steve Branch
Trail away from the northern shore
to see what I could see
Locked in time was a love of mine who believed
All my will and fearless fighting in the dark of night
serenading chances with the hope of finding light
Hold On To Your Dream

All the hope just seems to fade away
if I can't see your face
All my life is a thread entwined
through your faith

Looking for an answer that may have not been found
Knowing that the silence in the night itself is sound
Hold On To Your Dream

Save The World by Steve Branch
People with nothing to eat
Hijack in the sky
Criminal and corporate crime
Preachers teach you how to hate
Leaders tell you lies
Sleeping masses all out of control

Save The World
For the boys and girls

Crowded on polluted land
Forever talk of war
Perverted mesmerism running wild
Money opens sacred doors
Guilt is runnin life
We're the animal out of control

Save The World
For the boys and girls

I Don't Want Anybody Else

By Rick & Steve Branch
They say I've got to move along
They say I'm gonna have to be strong
Lord knows that I have tried
But she's still makin me cry
I just can't stand to see her gone
Although she may have done me wrong
I won't be changing my ways
I've got to have her someday

I Don't Want Anybody Else

At night she haunts me in my dreams
I am a beggar and she's a queen
Why did she have to go
What is it I didn't know

I Don't Want Anybody Else
I Don't Want Anybody Else
I Don't Want Anybody Else

Jeckyll & Hyde by Steve Branch
Wake up in the morning and without warnin a monster's by my side
Couple cups of coffee and just like magic you suddenly decide to be nice
Where is the side that your personality lies
It's just like livin on a continental divide

Jeckyll & Hyde make up your mind who's right
Jeckyll & Hyde give me the side who's nice

How do I know when you show will the day be one that's bad or fun
How do you deal with the ups and downs of two two people in one
What kind of crazy rules do I abide
There's a dichotomy that needs to simplify

Jeckyll & Hyde make up your mind who's right
Jeckyll & Hyde give me the side who's nice

King Arthur's Call
by Rick Branch
To the north invaders were
Not the distance of a day
When the king Arthur was informed
He thought on what to say

With no solution in his mind
He turned to those around
And said, "My friends, an answer is
Yet to be found"

(chorus)
Tell me can you hear
King Arthur's call
That together we can
Overcome all
That united we stand
Divided we fall
Tell me can you hear
King Arthur's call

This famous king was not a man
Affected by his pride
He would hear and he would use
Ideas that were advised

They set about a clever plan
And convinced the enemy
To reconsider the meaning and
The cost of victory

(chorus)

See The Appaloosa Running by Rick Branch
In a world uncertain
Where faith is so hard to find
We corral conclusions
To a frame of mind
And with definition
We are so defined
With all the delusions
That tame and confine

See the Appaloosa running
Free in a prairie land
See the wind blowing through their manes
If you can

No doubt we need direction
Some bearing through it all
But to fence in the borders
Is to live within walls
Break away break away now
From all that you have been told
If just for a moment
If just to be bold

See the Appaloosa running
Free in a prairie land
See the sparkle in their eyes
If you can


You Don't Have To Be Good - Rick Branch
You don’t have to be the life of the party
You don’t have to be a beauty queen
You don’t have to go to church on Sunday
You don’t even have to sing on key

You don’t have to be good, baby
You just have to be good for me

You don’t have to be a mathematician
You don’t have to have some high degree
You don’t have to have a lot of money
You don’t have to serve the neighbors tea


You don’t have to be good, baby
You just have to be good for me


Where is Boot Guy?    by Rick Branch
With fancy boots and a fast red car
He'd make the scene at the local bar
He had the hair and a ready smile
So where oh where is Boot Guy now?

Where is Boot Guy now?
Where is Boot Guy now?

Rumor has it he got caught in a fray
And stuffed in the trunk of a Chevrolet
Could be why he had to get out of town
Leaving a note that said, "See you around"

Some say that he's been seen
Truckin from Chicago down to New Orleans
Others say he's just somewhere having fun
Sippin margaritas under the sun

Until Another Song Seduces You
by Steve Branch
Within these chords and melody
Forgive me if I try
To eliminate the loneliness
So much a part of life

If at first you come to love this song
let it fill your heart today
For a song is like when a lover comes
then steals away

There are those who hold
their love and hope
for a time that never comes
Why not love each other now
Let me hold you in my arms

There are songs that come to make you cry
And make you happy too
Just stay with me
until another song seduces you

Yahweh Hesus
by Steve Branch
You don’t love your enemy
You don’t turn the other cheek
You don’t give away all that you own
To help the poor and the weak
Yahweh Hesus
Yahweh Hesus
You wave the flag of righteousness
But don’t practice what you preach
Just like all the gods, your Savior has come
From the world of make-believe
Yahweh Hesus
Yahweh Hesus

Soaring Through The Sky
by Steve Branch
When I awoke one night
To the early morning light
I had a dream
I was hearing a symphony
It seemed to lift me way up high
And then I realized I could fly

And the music keeps this dream alive
And so this melody and I
Somehow are soaring through the sky

The oceans sparkle
The mountains stand proud
I see our blue Earth
From far above the clouds
But then I feel my world’s embrace
I’m falling down now I’m awake
But the music keeps this dream alive

And so this melody and I
Somehow are soaring through the sky
I don’t care how, when, where or why
As I am soaring through the sky

Freedom From Religion
by Steve Branch
They told me back when I was young
if I was cruel or mean
a loving god would make me burn
for all eternity

Freedom from religion
Free from fear and shame
Free from all the sins you never made
Free to love each other
Free from bigotry
Free from holy ideology

In the name of God they
sanction war, murder and cruelty
What kind of God would cast this fate
upon his progeny?

Freedom from damnation
Free from heaven and hell
Please keep your religion to yourself
Free to bring together
all humanity
Free from divisive theology

Reminding Me Of You by Steve Branch
Remember yesterday
That certain laugh
when we were one
and each was half
Feeling my yesterday
I’ll make it last
Making love to memories
of the past

(chorus)
Though you’ve gone your way,
the music lets me feel it again,
and will always be reminding me of you.
At least I’ll have my song,
it somehow makes me feel there’s a chance,
and will always be reminding me of you.

Try to come early
You used to wait
Your worrying when I was late.
My Love eternal
hand in hand
You are my woman
I am your man.

(chorus)

Sherilio by Steve Branch
In the twenty-first century the story is told
the people of Earth found an alien probe
with a message inside and they all had
to see what it said
All tried to figure just what it could be
confusing at first but from the look of it seemed
there was only one word and to know what it means, you must sing:

Sherilio

The leaders of the world took offense
and were mad
but those unafraid spoke of a feeling they had
when they lower suspicion, let down their guard
and let go
The dreams of all nations, the hopes of the world
were found in the name of an alien girl
who’s magic was felt by all those
who cared to sing:

Sherilio


The Dance Of Life –Steve Branch
One more day one more night
In the dance of life
Did you see the birds flying by
Did you notice the trees
how they sway in the breeze
Did you feel the warmth of the sun

Did you run through a field
to the top of a hill
Did you see for miles all around
Did you sing any song
for no reason at all
Did you stop to be quiet and still


This Melody & I - S.Branch
When I awoke one night
To the early morning light
I had a dream I was hearing a symphony
It seemed to lift me way up high
And then I realized I could fly
And the music keeps this dream alive
And so this melody and I
Somehow are soaring through the sky
The oceans sparkle
the mountains stand proud
I see our blue Earth, from far above the clouds
But then I feel my world’s embrace
I’m falling down now I’m awake
But the music keeps this dream alive
And so this melody and I
Somehow are soaring through the sky
I don’t care how, when, where or why
As I am soaring through the sky