Freedoms Wings

FREEDOMS WINGS – Written by Carroll Bryant

I take a look around me
And I can smell the changes in the air
I’m not the way that you found me
I got a brand new heart and I … I’m in a happy place
Better than the place I was before
Living in a broken world
Waiting for the end inside my cage
I was banging my head against the bars
Screaming for somebody to hear

I wanna be free
Free to do what I wanna do
Free to be who I wanna be
I want to spread my wings and fly
Right into immortality
I want to know that love is more than just a dream
I wanna be free

I went down to the river
And laid myself in the healing waters
I got closer to my soul
And there was no paradise when I opened my eyes
It was still this broken world
But I found a cure for the pain
And it was standing right there, right in front of me
In the form of my friends and my family
And I was given the chance to believe

I’m free
Free to do what I wanna do
Free to be who I wanna be
I want to spread my wings and fly
Right into immortality
I’m free
Free to do what I wanna do
Free to be what I wanna be
I want my limits to be the sky
As well as my destiny
I want to know that love is more than just a dream
I wanna be free

You’re gonna drive yourself to crazy
If you keep it all in your head
Why does there always have to be a meaning?
Sometimes … life …. Just … is!

And I went down to the river
And laid myself in the healing waters
I got closer to my soul

I wanna be free
Free to do what I wanna do
Free to be who I wanna be
I want to spread my wings and fly
Right into immortality
I’m free
Free to do what I wanna do
Free to be what I wanna be
I want my limits to be the sky
As well as my destiny
I want to know that love is more than just a dream
I wanna be free

I’m free

I’m free

As Green As God

AS GREEN AS GOD – Written by Carroll Bryant

I look up to the sky
And I see an eagle as he spreads his wings and
I somehow learn to fly
High above and looking down on every living thing
And I remember how it started in the past
I was looking out a window at what they
Told me was the future but I
Never thought that it would ever last
And now it’s like a knife cutting deep into the thoughts of me and
When the rain comes down
I will be as green as God and
When the rain comes falling down
I will be as green as God
Be as green as God

I look out to the fields
And I see some children as they play among their visions and
You are standing there off into the distance
As a storm slowly approaches them and
I watch you walk away, giving up on life
Heading towards a lake that hasn’t a single drop of water and
I see you point to the direction of my way and all that matters
Then all of you just disappear and
When the rain comes down
You will be as green as God and
When the rain comes pouring down
You will be as green as God
Be as green as God

There are no questions for all of the answers
Only the hope of what tomorrow can’t bring
There are no problems if there are no good solutions
And words can not be read if the eyes refuse to read

I look down to the dark
And feel what seems to be the breath of death – an angel
And it eats right through my heart
And makes the hairs stand straight up
On the back of my neck and scares me
We simply keep putting out the fires that we keep starting
With the flood of our own ideas and whisperings but
Never in a million years will we ever get to rebuild
That of which we keep on trying – trying and destorying but
When the rain comes down
We will be as green as God and
When the rain comes falling down
We will be as green as God
Be as green as God

The Simple Life

THE SIMPLE LIFE – Written by Carroll Bryant

I get up in the morning and I take route 105

I got to earn a paycheck just to keep myself alive

I listen to the radio play some Patsy Cline

The weekend’s just ahead of me … I got one thing on my mind

I’m gonna go out huntin with my old hound dog

Take me a break on a hickory log

And stare out at nature – she has a lot to give

Gonna sit on the porch with my mom and dad

After having the best supper I ever had

It’s a simple life but that’s just the way it is (oh yeah)

This is the way a country boy should live

It seems like all I ever hear are people that complain

They don’t like the sunshine and they don’t like the rain

All I want from living is peace and harmony

I got my love of Christian faith for God and family

And I go out huntin with my old hound dog

Take me a break on a hickory log

And stare out at nature – she has a lot to give

Gonna sit on the porch with my mom and dad

After having the best supper I ever had

It’s a simple life but that’s just the way it is (oh yeah)

This is the way a country boy should live

And late at night when I go to sleep

I pray the lord my soul he keeps

But I hope I get to live to see just one more day

And if I die before I wake

I pray the lord my soul he takes

And puts me in a special place where I so long to be

Where I can go out huntin with my old hound dog

Take me a break on a hickory log

And stare out at nature – she has a lot to give

Gonna sit on the porch with my mom and dad

After having the best supper I ever had

It’s a simple life but that’s just the way it is (oh yeah)

This is the way a country boy should live

I said this is the way a country boy should live

Autumn Leaves

AUTUMN LEAVES – Written by Carroll Bryant

 

I travel back in time

To a place of yesterday and there I find

A pretty face where I can still recall her smile

And it warms my heart and soul

 

My spirit was so wild

And in her eyes I knew she saw me as a child

Imagine my surprise the moment she did take my hand

And it touched me deep to know

 

That I finally found someone to share my life

A woman that I knew would be my wife

But I lost it all so tragically late one angry night

And I promised myself to remember

Until the very day I died

 

So in the memory of my unforgotten love

I still vow to thee in the hopes I rise above

In the midnight underneath a lonely moon

This man still grieves

But by the grace of God I still remember

And as always, autumn leaves

 

I get to here and now

And in my heart I have managed to somehow

Play the part even tho I was a fool

To have believed that God’s to blame

 

The guilt inside of me

Built a wall and so I never could break free

From it all until I fell for someone else

And with it, gone is all my pain

 

And so I found somebody else to share my life

With a blessing I will make this girl my wife

For it happened in the blink of an eye one grateful night

And I promised myself to remember

Until the very day I died

 

So in the memory of my unforgotten love

I still vow to thee in the hopes I rise above

In the midnight underneath a lonely moon

This man still grieves

But by the grace of God I still remember

And as always, autumn leaves

 

And so I ride the wind to the temple of the sun

Life begins again, to witness each and everyone

I bow to the king and all the happiness he brings

And to the girl who has invaded my world

 

My troubled world

 

In the memory of my unforgotten love

I still vow to thee in the hopes I rise above

In the midnight underneath a lonely moon this man still grieves

But by the grace of God I still remember

And as always, autumn leaves

And by the grace of God I still remember

And as always, autumn leaves

What Love Is

WHAT LOVE IS – Written by Carroll Bryant

 

So this is what love is

Watching you sleep

Feeling you breathe on me

My skin

Watching you dream

 

So this is who I am

A man in love with you

Knowing you love me too

My heart

Bursting within

 

When the rock slide fell on top of me

I was thinking that I was history

You came along with a brand new song

And showed me that you know me

And I belonged to someone

 

When the earth quake wanted to swallow me whole

You were there with a hand for me to hold

I was blind at first but now I see

What you mean to me

And I belong to someone

 

So this is what happy is

Watching you eat

Looking at that smile on your face

My sin

Watching you bless me

 

So this is who you are

A girl consumed with passion

Knowing that I won’t forsake you

My soul

Bursting within

 

When the ocean wave washed me ashore

You were there to declare love even more

Comforted me with tenderness instead

The empty words that lived inside my head

And I belonged to someone

 

When the world came crashing down on me

You were there to set my spirits free

You took me in and held me in the night

Now I believe that it’s time

To belong to someone

 

When the rock slide fell on top of me

I was thinking that I was history

You came along with a brand new song

And showed me that you know me

And I belonged to someone

 

When the earth quake wanted to swallow me whole

You were there with a hand for me to hold

I was blind at first but now I see

What you mean to me

And I belong to someone

 

So this is what love is

Watching you sleep

Feeling you breathe on me

My skin

Watching you dream

 

I’m watching you dream

You’re dreaming with me

Let’s keep on dreaming …

Soft On Lonely Street

SOFT ON LONELY STREET – Written by Carroll Bryant

 

Knights gather at the round-table
Telling of the battles they have won
Drinking to the sweet taste of victory
And yes, I think maybe I may know some
 
As for me, I’m still waiting in that line
Ain’t got no armor to protect me
My heart is invisible and I can’t really claim
To understand how nice winning can ever really be
 
I think I could fall victim of a love
But I have to feel her, our eyes need to meet
Until then I just play it cool
Playing it soft on lonely street
 
And so the stories are handed down through generations
And friends introduce friends to other friends
But I can’t seem to find that somehow perfect niche
And I don’t think anyone truely understands
 
Now the warriors of the road are pretty big
The competition gets tougher everyday
There’s always someone else standing in the picture
And that someone always seems to steal her heart away
 
Well the king and queen sit high upon their throne
Glancing at the peasants way beneath their feet
I bet they never spent one single night alone
And I’m still playing it cool
Playing it soft on lonely street
 
And answers aren’t visions
They don’t appear in sight
You have to take what comes along
To help you get through the night
You know it’s wrong, but then again
It’s the only right
And nobody’s eyes meet
Playing it soft on lonely street
 
I think I could fall victim of a love
But I have to feel her, our eyes need to meet
Until then I just play it cool
Playing it soft on lonely street
 
Knights gather at the round-table
Telling of the battles and drinking to their victory
I’m still playing it cool
And playing it soft on lonely street

Jesus Christ

JESUS CHRIST – Written by Carroll Bryant

 

Material things weigh on my mind

I’m losing my touch with my angel

For what I want the most doesn’t come from the Holy Ghost

My connection with my angel is running out of time

 

When I see poverty I lose an ounce of faith

When I see prosperity I dig another grave

When I hear the cries of pain I turn and walk away

When I think I need to speak – nothing is all I say

 

And I say …

 

Jesus Christ you have to help us

Jesus Christ you have to try

Jesus Christ I don’t know what is going on anymore

Jesus Christ you have to save us

Jesus Christ can’t you see why?

Jesus Christ I don’t know what is going on anymore

 

When I see the lonely hearts I too feel alone

When I see the devil I just want to get it on

When I hear the laughter I feel the need to cry

When I think I see the life I think I want to die

 

Echoes of the past keep shouting loud enough to hear

Politics is mans best friend but most so, mans best fear

Hell is just a sin away and so we touch to taste

The world itself is such a hell and man is such a waste

 

And I say …

 

Jesus Christ you have to help us

Jesus Christ you have to try

Jesus Christ I don’t know what is going on anymore

Jesus Christ you have to save us

Jesus Christ can’t you see why?

Jesus Christ I don’t know what is going on anymore

 

When I know there’s a better way

I try so hard to try

When I think of words to say

I have to wonder why

I know that people try

But I say … 

 

Jesus Christ you have to help us

Jesus Christ you have to try

Jesus Christ I don’t know what is going on anymore

Jesus Christ you have to save us

Jesus Christ can’t you see why?

Jesus Christ I don’t know what is going on anymore