Bob Love

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Bob Love

Verse
She left home when she seventeen
Thought she'd found the man of her dreams
He promised her diamonds
all she got was pain and lies
He took away the girl she knew
turned her into someone blue
Down and out and so lost now
she wonders how she'll carry on

Chorus
Can I live without you
Can I make it on my own
There's going to come a time
Getting stronger everyday
Ten thousand reasons to leave
but not one to stay
I know what I have to do
Pretty soon I'm sure I'll say good-bye

Verse
Now, it seems so insane
Twenty years and nothing changed
Thought she needed him to stand
But all he did was knock her down
So much about this special girl
he never took the time to know
He didn't see inside her heart
He didn't think she'd ever go

Chorus
Can I live without you
Can I make it on my own
There's going to come a time
Getting stronger everyday
Ten thousand reasons to leave
but not one to stay
I know what I have to do
Pretty soon I'm sure I'll say good-bye

Bridge
I've risen above you, my heart says leave
I've served a sentence, I've earned reprieve
You're only happy when you demean
Faded love and shattered dreams
broken promises, hope unseen
The love is gone and so am I, good-bye

Chorus
I can live without you
I can make it on my own
It's so much better everyday
Never needed you anyway

Tears are gone, strength remains
Filled with joy, no more pain
I can live without you
Never needed you anyway
Never needed you anyway

Never Needed You Anyway

Verse
Monday morning, your feet hit the floor
Coffee is your fuel, heading out that door
To do list in your head, traffic is insane
One eye on the clock, the other on your lane

Chorus
Life is big and time is a small hole
Try to squeeze it all in
Before you get too old
We're as big as the sky, but time flies by
faster than you think
days turn to nights, seasons come and go
dreams once pursued, are often put on hold
We're as wide as the sea, but time roams free
never to be caught
Years fly by, gone before you know
Life is big and time is a small hole

Verse
You work 40 a week, hardly see the sun
Family man with kids, eating on the run
Time with your wife, hobbies will wait
Always heading out, always running late

Chorus
Life is big and time is a small hole
Try to squeeze it all in
Before you get too old
We're as big as the sky, but time flies by
faster than you think
days turn to nights, seasons come and go
dreams once pursued, are often put on hold
We're as wide as the sea, but time roams free
never to be caught
Years fly by, gone before you know
Life is big and time is a small hole

Verse
Friday evening, the weekend is at hand
A chore list will take all of your demand
Clock slows down, a day so precious few
Catch a breath, for the insanity to renew

Bridge
School ballgames and meetings
traffic jams and long lines
always in a rush
always falling behind
Family time is rare
Words can be few
Got to make the most
of everything we do

Chorus
Life is big and time is a small hole
Try to squeeze it all in
Before you get too old
We're as big as the sky, but time flies by
faster than you think
days turn to nights, seasons come and go
dreams once pursued, are often put on hold
We're as wide as the sea, but time roams free
never to be caught
Years fly by, gone before you know
Life is big and time is a small hole

Life is Big

Verse
She said it's over, this time for good
I can't believe it, even though I should
It's hidden right there in plain site
It's in the shadows, not in the light

Chorus
I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
A mask of pain that's colored blue
It's right there staring back at me
No matter how I try, I just can't see

I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
I can't see it, no matter what I do
Pulls the shade down over my eyes
It makes the truth look like a lie

Verse
I keep living in the sunshine past
soaked in a love I thought would last
Felt so sure we were going strong
Darkness fell and proved me wrong

Keep thinking, she misses my touch
Look up to find her come in a rush
All I really saw, is her sad depart
With her goes my shattered heart

Chorus
I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
A mask of pain that's colored blue
It's right there staring back at me
No matter how I try, I just can't see

I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
I can't see it, no matter what I do
Pulls the shade down over my eyes
It makes the truth look like a lie

Verse
When she talked, I didn't hear a sound
It was good-bye, so my mind shut down
She should still be here by my side
She's gone, but my heart still denies

Bridge
The truth is a funny thing
Don't want to see it
Don't want to hear it
when it's cold and mean
I try to accept it, still I reject it
Just seems like a real bad dream

Chorus
I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
A mask of pain that's colored blue
It's right there staring back at me
No matter how I try, I just can't see

I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
I can't see it, no matter what I do
Pulls the shade down over my eyes
It makes the truth look like a lie

Shadow of Truth


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Verse
She left home when she seventeen
Thought she'd found the man of her dreams
He promised her diamonds
all she got was pain and lies
He took away the girl she knew
turned her into someone blue
Down and out and so lost now
she wonders how she'll carry on

Chorus
Can I live without you
Can I make it on my own
There's going to come a time
Getting stronger everyday
Ten thousand reasons to leave
but not one to stay
I know what I have to do
Pretty soon I'm sure I'll say good-bye

Verse
Now, it seems so insane
Twenty years and nothing changed
Thought she needed him to stand
But all he did was knock her down
So much about this special girl
he never took the time to know
He didn't see inside her heart
He didn't think she'd ever go

Chorus
Can I live without you
Can I make it on my own
There's going to come a time
Getting stronger everyday
Ten thousand reasons to leave
but not one to stay
I know what I have to do
Pretty soon I'm sure I'll say good-bye

Bridge
I've risen above you, my heart says leave
I've served a sentence, I've earned reprieve
You're only happy when you demean
Faded love and shattered dreams
broken promises, hope unseen
The love is gone and so am I, good-bye

Chorus
I can live without you
I can make it on my own
It's so much better everyday
Never needed you anyway

Tears are gone, strength remains
Filled with joy, no more pain
I can live without you
Never needed you anyway
Never needed you anyway

Never Needed You Anyway

Verse
Monday morning, your feet hit the floor
Coffee is your fuel, heading out that door
To do list in your head, traffic is insane
One eye on the clock, the other on your lane

Chorus
Life is big and time is a small hole
Try to squeeze it all in
Before you get too old
We're as big as the sky, but time flies by
faster than you think
days turn to nights, seasons come and go
dreams once pursued, are often put on hold
We're as wide as the sea, but time roams free
never to be caught
Years fly by, gone before you know
Life is big and time is a small hole

Verse
You work 40 a week, hardly see the sun
Family man with kids, eating on the run
Time with your wife, hobbies will wait
Always heading out, always running late

Chorus
Life is big and time is a small hole
Try to squeeze it all in
Before you get too old
We're as big as the sky, but time flies by
faster than you think
days turn to nights, seasons come and go
dreams once pursued, are often put on hold
We're as wide as the sea, but time roams free
never to be caught
Years fly by, gone before you know
Life is big and time is a small hole

Verse
Friday evening, the weekend is at hand
A chore list will take all of your demand
Clock slows down, a day so precious few
Catch a breath, for the insanity to renew

Bridge
School ballgames and meetings
traffic jams and long lines
always in a rush
always falling behind
Family time is rare
Words can be few
Got to make the most
of everything we do

Chorus
Life is big and time is a small hole
Try to squeeze it all in
Before you get too old
We're as big as the sky, but time flies by
faster than you think
days turn to nights, seasons come and go
dreams once pursued, are often put on hold
We're as wide as the sea, but time roams free
never to be caught
Years fly by, gone before you know
Life is big and time is a small hole

Life is Big

Verse
She said it's over, this time for good
I can't believe it, even though I should
It's hidden right there in plain site
It's in the shadows, not in the light

Chorus
I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
A mask of pain that's colored blue
It's right there staring back at me
No matter how I try, I just can't see

I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
I can't see it, no matter what I do
Pulls the shade down over my eyes
It makes the truth look like a lie

Verse
I keep living in the sunshine past
soaked in a love I thought would last
Felt so sure we were going strong
Darkness fell and proved me wrong

Keep thinking, she misses my touch
Look up to find her come in a rush
All I really saw, is her sad depart
With her goes my shattered heart

Chorus
I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
A mask of pain that's colored blue
It's right there staring back at me
No matter how I try, I just can't see

I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
I can't see it, no matter what I do
Pulls the shade down over my eyes
It makes the truth look like a lie

Verse
When she talked, I didn't hear a sound
It was good-bye, so my mind shut down
She should still be here by my side
She's gone, but my heart still denies

Bridge
The truth is a funny thing
Don't want to see it
Don't want to hear it
when it's cold and mean
I try to accept it, still I reject it
Just seems like a real bad dream

Chorus
I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
A mask of pain that's colored blue
It's right there staring back at me
No matter how I try, I just can't see

I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
I can't see it, no matter what I do
Pulls the shade down over my eyes
It makes the truth look like a lie

Shadow of Truth

Held her hand, on the trail between want and need
touched her face, can’t let it get the best me
take it slowly, got to keep my heart safe
move in closer, I’m not sure that I can wait

Like walking a tight wire between fire and Ice
going back and forth to see what feels right
walking the line, just taking my time
if I crossover I might be too deep to change my mind

I crossed the border to love from like
crossed the border it’s a beautiful sight
crossed the border to be where she’s at
crossed the border and there’s no turning back

She makes me happy when she’s around
sharing a good feeling we have found
is it love that I hear in her voice
do we give in, do we even have a choice

I crossed the border to love from like
crossed the border it’s a beautiful sight
crossed the border to be where she’s at
crossed the border and there’s no turning back

Kissed her softly, all my will power is gone
held her tighter, this feeling is just too strong
giving in, it’s got me spinning round and round
I said I love you, it’s for sure I’m going down

I crossed the border to love from like
crossed the border it’s a beautiful sight
crossed the border to be where she’s at
crossed the border and there’s no turning back

Sunsets on the beach are grand
moon lit walks holding hands
picnics at the park, sharing heart to heart
the evenings by the lake, the love that we make

I crossed the border to love from like
crossed the border it’s a beautiful sight
crossed the border to be where she’s at
crossed the border and there’s no turning back

The Border

Upbeat version of the winning entry for the 2019 Songbay lyric writing contest,...
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The Dark Road Leads to Light

Verse
I wrote it off long ago, no more broken hearts for me
I laid my heart to rest so my mind could be free
Then she stepped right in, took hold of my sight
My other senses followed, now I'm too weak to fight

Chorus
Wake my heart, can't have love without feeling, wake my heart
Wake my heart, her love brings me healing, wake my heart
Bring it out of slumber, raise it up from the dead
Some kind of spell I'm under, the magic words she said "I love You"
Wake my heart

Verse
I'm so caught up in her love, it's hard to hold back
So filled with excitement, it's an emotional heart attack
The way things are going, I hope my heart understands
I'm here to declare it, there's been a change in plans

Chorus
Wake my heart, can't have love without feeling, wake my heart
Wake my heart, her love brings me healing, wake my heart
Bring it out of slumber, raise it up from the dead
Some kind of spell I'm under, the magic words she said "I love You"
Wake my heart

Bridge
I put my heart in deep freeze, too many times, pain brought me to my knees
Now it's time for the big thaw, time to answer love's sweet call
and let her love come pouring in, wake my heart

Verse
With the noise her love is making, no way my heart can rest
Inside it feels like thunder, it pounds inside my chest
Like rising from down under and shooting up to the top
My heart is madly racing, please don't ever let it stop

Chorus
Wake my heart, can't have love without feeling, wake my heart
Wake my heart, her love brings me healing, wake my heart
Bring it out of slumber, raise it up from the dead
Some kind of spell I'm under, the magic words she said "I love You"
Wake my heart, "I love You", wake my heart

Wake My Heart

Verse
Songbirds are special, so truly rare
For them singing is like breathing air
The gift she's been given, what joy it brings
She'll always be happy as long as she sings

Chorus
Sing little song bird, bring smiles to us all
Sing little song bird, your destiny calls
It's what you were made for, it's why you are here
The stars have aligned, so sing for all time
Sing little song bird, you're one of a kind
Sing little song bird, let your light shine

Verse
Some are just takers without any souls
Some are just drifters without any goals
Some were born losers, who never will win
The lost keep searching, like there's no end

Verse
Then there are dreamers, whose dreams come true
Time is just waiting for some of the few
For those who are chosen, the time is now
to take what's been given, and sing it out loud

Chorus
Sing little song bird, bring smiles to us all
Sing little song bird, your destiny calls
It's what you were made for, it's why you are here
The stars have aligned, so sing for all time
Sing little song bird, you're one of a kind
Sing little song bird, let your light shine

Bridge
Grab onto to a star as it shoots across the sky
Ride high on an eagle, fly eagle fly
The future is brighter than sun on the sea
No way to stop, what was just meant to be

Chorus
Sing little song bird, bring smiles to us all
Sing little song bird, your destiny calls
It's what you were made for, it's why you are here
The stars have aligned, so sing for all time
Sing little song bird, you're one of a kind
Sing little song bird, let your light shine

Songbird

Verse:
Birthday and Christmas gifts
A night gown that you left behind
The emails that you sent me
I've read them all a thousand times

Our week together at the beach
nights at the cabin by the stream
all the times I held you
and we shared our biggest dreams

Chorus:
I remember your smile
the way I used to make you laugh
I've got the cards you gave me
and all the photographs
It's all that I have left
I don't know what else to do
I just keep holding on to these memories of you

Verse:
My favorite shirt you bought me
the necklace that I still wear
how we used to talk for hours
our souls we would bare

The roads we traveled together
talking about childhood things
The first time I said "I love you"
will you wear this golden ring

Bridge:
I can still hear the sound of your voice
your face I see so clear
These memories I hold on to
how I wish that you were here

I know that I must let go
maybe someday I will
But for now, these memories i hold on to
as if time stands still

Chorus:
I remember your smile
the way I used to make you laugh
I've got the cards you gave me
and all the photographs
It's all that I have left
I don't know what else to do
I just keep holding on to these memories of you

Memories of You

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Verse
She left home when she seventeen
Thought she'd found the man of her dreams
He promised her diamonds
all she got was pain and lies
He took away the girl she knew
turned her into someone blue
Down and out and so lost now
she wonders how she'll carry on

Chorus
Can I live without you
Can I make it on my own
There's going to come a time
Getting stronger everyday
Ten thousand reasons to leave
but not one to stay
I know what I have to do
Pretty soon I'm sure I'll say good-bye

Verse
Now, it seems so insane
Twenty years and nothing changed
Thought she needed him to stand
But all he did was knock her down
So much about this special girl
he never took the time to know
He didn't see inside her heart
He didn't think she'd ever go

Chorus
Can I live without you
Can I make it on my own
There's going to come a time
Getting stronger everyday
Ten thousand reasons to leave
but not one to stay
I know what I have to do
Pretty soon I'm sure I'll say good-bye

Bridge
I've risen above you, my heart says leave
I've served a sentence, I've earned reprieve
You're only happy when you demean
Faded love and shattered dreams
broken promises, hope unseen
The love is gone and so am I, good-bye

Chorus
I can live without you
I can make it on my own
It's so much better everyday
Never needed you anyway

Tears are gone, strength remains
Filled with joy, no more pain
I can live without you
Never needed you anyway
Never needed you anyway

Never Needed You Anyway

Verse
Monday morning, your feet hit the floor
Coffee is your fuel, heading out that door
To do list in your head, traffic is insane
One eye on the clock, the other on your lane

Chorus
Life is big and time is a small hole
Try to squeeze it all in
Before you get too old
We're as big as the sky, but time flies by
faster than you think
days turn to nights, seasons come and go
dreams once pursued, are often put on hold
We're as wide as the sea, but time roams free
never to be caught
Years fly by, gone before you know
Life is big and time is a small hole

Verse
You work 40 a week, hardly see the sun
Family man with kids, eating on the run
Time with your wife, hobbies will wait
Always heading out, always running late

Chorus
Life is big and time is a small hole
Try to squeeze it all in
Before you get too old
We're as big as the sky, but time flies by
faster than you think
days turn to nights, seasons come and go
dreams once pursued, are often put on hold
We're as wide as the sea, but time roams free
never to be caught
Years fly by, gone before you know
Life is big and time is a small hole

Verse
Friday evening, the weekend is at hand
A chore list will take all of your demand
Clock slows down, a day so precious few
Catch a breath, for the insanity to renew

Bridge
School ballgames and meetings
traffic jams and long lines
always in a rush
always falling behind
Family time is rare
Words can be few
Got to make the most
of everything we do

Chorus
Life is big and time is a small hole
Try to squeeze it all in
Before you get too old
We're as big as the sky, but time flies by
faster than you think
days turn to nights, seasons come and go
dreams once pursued, are often put on hold
We're as wide as the sea, but time roams free
never to be caught
Years fly by, gone before you know
Life is big and time is a small hole

Life is Big

Verse
She said it's over, this time for good
I can't believe it, even though I should
It's hidden right there in plain site
It's in the shadows, not in the light

Chorus
I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
A mask of pain that's colored blue
It's right there staring back at me
No matter how I try, I just can't see

I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
I can't see it, no matter what I do
Pulls the shade down over my eyes
It makes the truth look like a lie

Verse
I keep living in the sunshine past
soaked in a love I thought would last
Felt so sure we were going strong
Darkness fell and proved me wrong

Keep thinking, she misses my touch
Look up to find her come in a rush
All I really saw, is her sad depart
With her goes my shattered heart

Chorus
I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
A mask of pain that's colored blue
It's right there staring back at me
No matter how I try, I just can't see

I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
I can't see it, no matter what I do
Pulls the shade down over my eyes
It makes the truth look like a lie

Verse
When she talked, I didn't hear a sound
It was good-bye, so my mind shut down
She should still be here by my side
She's gone, but my heart still denies

Bridge
The truth is a funny thing
Don't want to see it
Don't want to hear it
when it's cold and mean
I try to accept it, still I reject it
Just seems like a real bad dream

Chorus
I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
A mask of pain that's colored blue
It's right there staring back at me
No matter how I try, I just can't see

I'm blinded by the shadow of truth
I can't see it, no matter what I do
Pulls the shade down over my eyes
It makes the truth look like a lie

Shadow of Truth

Held her hand, on the trail between want and need
touched her face, can’t let it get the best me
take it slowly, got to keep my heart safe
move in closer, I’m not sure that I can wait

Like walking a tight wire between fire and Ice
going back and forth to see what feels right
walking the line, just taking my time
if I crossover I might be too deep to change my mind

I crossed the border to love from like
crossed the border it’s a beautiful sight
crossed the border to be where she’s at
crossed the border and there’s no turning back

She makes me happy when she’s around
sharing a good feeling we have found
is it love that I hear in her voice
do we give in, do we even have a choice

I crossed the border to love from like
crossed the border it’s a beautiful sight
crossed the border to be where she’s at
crossed the border and there’s no turning back

Kissed her softly, all my will power is gone
held her tighter, this feeling is just too strong
giving in, it’s got me spinning round and round
I said I love you, it’s for sure I’m going down

I crossed the border to love from like
crossed the border it’s a beautiful sight
crossed the border to be where she’s at
crossed the border and there’s no turning back

Sunsets on the beach are grand
moon lit walks holding hands
picnics at the park, sharing heart to heart
the evenings by the lake, the love that we make

I crossed the border to love from like
crossed the border it’s a beautiful sight
crossed the border to be where she’s at
crossed the border and there’s no turning back

The Border

Upbeat version of the winning entry for the 2019 Songbay lyric writing contest,...
Play Now

The Dark Road Leads to Light

Verse
I wrote it off long ago, no more broken hearts for me
I laid my heart to rest so my mind could be free
Then she stepped right in, took hold of my sight
My other senses followed, now I'm too weak to fight

Chorus
Wake my heart, can't have love without feeling, wake my heart
Wake my heart, her love brings me healing, wake my heart
Bring it out of slumber, raise it up from the dead
Some kind of spell I'm under, the magic words she said "I love You"
Wake my heart

Verse
I'm so caught up in her love, it's hard to hold back
So filled with excitement, it's an emotional heart attack
The way things are going, I hope my heart understands
I'm here to declare it, there's been a change in plans

Chorus
Wake my heart, can't have love without feeling, wake my heart
Wake my heart, her love brings me healing, wake my heart
Bring it out of slumber, raise it up from the dead
Some kind of spell I'm under, the magic words she said "I love You"
Wake my heart

Bridge
I put my heart in deep freeze, too many times, pain brought me to my knees
Now it's time for the big thaw, time to answer love's sweet call
and let her love come pouring in, wake my heart

Verse
With the noise her love is making, no way my heart can rest
Inside it feels like thunder, it pounds inside my chest
Like rising from down under and shooting up to the top
My heart is madly racing, please don't ever let it stop

Chorus
Wake my heart, can't have love without feeling, wake my heart
Wake my heart, her love brings me healing, wake my heart
Bring it out of slumber, raise it up from the dead
Some kind of spell I'm under, the magic words she said "I love You"
Wake my heart, "I love You", wake my heart

Wake My Heart


About Me

Bio

I'm a lifetime music lover, 20 year radio DJ, and now a Cyber Security professional. I've always been creative and have been writing lyrics for many years. What's on Songbay is only a small sample of my work. My lyrics cover lots of different musical taste. I honestly feel that I can write whatever you want. Often, I get a a word or two as an idea and I can write a lyric. I usually have melodies in my head for the songs. I'd be interested in sharing some of my lyrics for collaboration or for sell.

CV/History

I had a 20 year career in radio broadcasting mostly as a D.J. I did everything on air at one time or another, Newscaster, writing and producing commercials, sports play-by-play. I went back to college and started a 2nd career. I've been in the I.T. field now for the past 12 years.
I'm a lifetime music fan. I play some guitar and have been writing lyrics since I was a teenager.

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