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Lord brought rest to my soul … at a rundown car lot
Done been nine years now this past May
Sold a strange man a beat up Ford
Then he told me to give his dog away

Shook from a look back at those taillights
Knew this big hound could use a new name
Make him a king, let’s see how he does
So Rex it was as we washed away the shame

Ohh, time here flies by so fast
But the times we’ve had, we made ‘em last
Took time but this world’s now treating me right
When I die I’ll know … it’s been a good life

Fill you in some more
Take you back nine years to what I was like
Before Rex dropped his chest … flat on my lap
Hadn’t seen the park, had no faith in life
I was full of lies and so much crap

But Rex never saw life this way
His big eyes sought nods to roam more space
Never out to agitate
Big Rex won hearts in every case

Ohh, time here flies by so fast
But the times we’ve had, we made ‘em last
Took time but this world’s now treating me right
When I die I’ll know … it’s been a good life

(Bridge)
With all our pitfalls too
We think long on what we’ve been through
I think on what’s life been to me
Far more than I thought I’d see

Vet was blunt, said Rex’s time had come
Tore me up and toward despair
But I told Rex, let’s head to the park
One more pass, one last walk to share

Should’ve been there in these worn out shoes
The park was full, the breeze was fair
To see small kids shun the playground
To hug on Big Rex made us all aware

Ohhh, time here … flies by so fast
But the times we’ve had, we made ‘em last
Oh ohhh, time here with you been the best
And the times we had will last and last

And I hope one day
That strange dude will see
What he did that Spring day
Did … for me

The Times We've Had

Gail’s so good at so much, she's made one cool front yard
Bed of rose begonias where I go to start
So neighbors not been guessing something’s gone this far
But inside Gail’s aching, the dam’s been blown apart

Two lives now with nothing left to hide
Two lives done with laying side by side
Through a screen door, Gail came across his lie
From that point on, his lies sure multiplied

So, his little lies mean nothing now
Done with those lies, done with the doubt
Life’s plans undone before her eyes
Trust gone for good, all from the lies

Oh, oh, little lies … little lies

All his success has holes we see now
All his good sweat don’t mean a thing now
Lives all twisted, some cooked, some beat down
His lies run in spades, he won’t ever run out

But you can bet his little lies mean nothing now
Done with those lies, done with the doubt
Life’s plans undone before her eyes
Trust gone for good, all from the lies

Oh, blame it on the lies … ohh, so-called little lies … ohh, yeah

Take a look how lies haunt our town
Take a pill for pain you see now
Ain’t it time we shout it out loud …

Little lies mean nothing now
I’m so sick of all of ‘em now
Don’t want to hear we’re better off now
Don’t want to hear we won’t live without …

Our Little Lies!

Ohh, little lies … heyy, what’s it going to take?
Ohh little lies … our little lies
Hey hey, what’s it going to take … ohh, oh, little lies
What’s it going to take … to have them mean … something … now?

Little Lies Mean Nothing Now

Been some weeks now since we’ve sought a smile
Been some mess how words been off a mile
So far apart, we’ve forgot our past
So far from hope,we hear we won’t … last

But what if ...
I find a lake with cabin nearby
Crack the windows and we stay the night
Open your thoughts and your dreams again
Clear to me now we can’t let this end

Cup of coffee and been plain to see
There other spots we’d much rather be
But we stay clear of cool places now
All numb at night to tune the truth out

But Baby, what if ...
I find a lake with cabin nearby
Crack the windows and we stay the night
Open your thoughts and your dreams again
Clear to me now we can’t let this end

Clear to me now, clear by now
Up to us now, on us now

No one here thinks we’ll figure it out
No one here buys what I’m selling now
World’s plenty full of famed fools and clowns
World’s not in charge from today on out

‘Cause Baby I’m saying, what if ...
I find a lake with cabin nearby
Crack the windows and we stay the night
Open your thoughts and open … your dreams again
Clear to me now this can’t be the end

Oh, clear to me now, clear by now
Bet on it now, bet it all right now
We’ll work this out ... work all of it out …
by a lake ... in a cabin nearby
Oh, by a lake in a cabin … nearby

Cabin Nearby


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Lord brought rest to my soul … at a rundown car lot
Done been nine years now this past May
Sold a strange man a beat up Ford
Then he told me to give his dog away

Shook from a look back at those taillights
Knew this big hound could use a new name
Make him a king, let’s see how he does
So Rex it was as we washed away the shame

Ohh, time here flies by so fast
But the times we’ve had, we made ‘em last
Took time but this world’s now treating me right
When I die I’ll know … it’s been a good life

Fill you in some more
Take you back nine years to what I was like
Before Rex dropped his chest … flat on my lap
Hadn’t seen the park, had no faith in life
I was full of lies and so much crap

But Rex never saw life this way
His big eyes sought nods to roam more space
Never out to agitate
Big Rex won hearts in every case

Ohh, time here flies by so fast
But the times we’ve had, we made ‘em last
Took time but this world’s now treating me right
When I die I’ll know … it’s been a good life

(Bridge)
With all our pitfalls too
We think long on what we’ve been through
I think on what’s life been to me
Far more than I thought I’d see

Vet was blunt, said Rex’s time had come
Tore me up and toward despair
But I told Rex, let’s head to the park
One more pass, one last walk to share

Should’ve been there in these worn out shoes
The park was full, the breeze was fair
To see small kids shun the playground
To hug on Big Rex made us all aware

Ohhh, time here … flies by so fast
But the times we’ve had, we made ‘em last
Oh ohhh, time here with you been the best
And the times we had will last and last

And I hope one day
That strange dude will see
What he did that Spring day
Did … for me

The Times We've Had

Gail’s so good at so much, she's made one cool front yard
Bed of rose begonias where I go to start
So neighbors not been guessing something’s gone this far
But inside Gail’s aching, the dam’s been blown apart

Two lives now with nothing left to hide
Two lives done with laying side by side
Through a screen door, Gail came across his lie
From that point on, his lies sure multiplied

So, his little lies mean nothing now
Done with those lies, done with the doubt
Life’s plans undone before her eyes
Trust gone for good, all from the lies

Oh, oh, little lies … little lies

All his success has holes we see now
All his good sweat don’t mean a thing now
Lives all twisted, some cooked, some beat down
His lies run in spades, he won’t ever run out

But you can bet his little lies mean nothing now
Done with those lies, done with the doubt
Life’s plans undone before her eyes
Trust gone for good, all from the lies

Oh, blame it on the lies … ohh, so-called little lies … ohh, yeah

Take a look how lies haunt our town
Take a pill for pain you see now
Ain’t it time we shout it out loud …

Little lies mean nothing now
I’m so sick of all of ‘em now
Don’t want to hear we’re better off now
Don’t want to hear we won’t live without …

Our Little Lies!

Ohh, little lies … heyy, what’s it going to take?
Ohh little lies … our little lies
Hey hey, what’s it going to take … ohh, oh, little lies
What’s it going to take … to have them mean … something … now?

Little Lies Mean Nothing Now

Been some weeks now since we’ve sought a smile
Been some mess how words been off a mile
So far apart, we’ve forgot our past
So far from hope,we hear we won’t … last

But what if ...
I find a lake with cabin nearby
Crack the windows and we stay the night
Open your thoughts and your dreams again
Clear to me now we can’t let this end

Cup of coffee and been plain to see
There other spots we’d much rather be
But we stay clear of cool places now
All numb at night to tune the truth out

But Baby, what if ...
I find a lake with cabin nearby
Crack the windows and we stay the night
Open your thoughts and your dreams again
Clear to me now we can’t let this end

Clear to me now, clear by now
Up to us now, on us now

No one here thinks we’ll figure it out
No one here buys what I’m selling now
World’s plenty full of famed fools and clowns
World’s not in charge from today on out

‘Cause Baby I’m saying, what if ...
I find a lake with cabin nearby
Crack the windows and we stay the night
Open your thoughts and open … your dreams again
Clear to me now this can’t be the end

Oh, clear to me now, clear by now
Bet on it now, bet it all right now
We’ll work this out ... work all of it out …
by a lake ... in a cabin nearby
Oh, by a lake in a cabin … nearby

Cabin Nearby

Lost all track of time, you told me
I was last thing on your mind again
Dinner’s warmed but you’re not at all hungry
What’d you hope I’d reply with then?

Your sister’s sure that you love me
I’ve played a fool, I’ve played Pretend
Know my poor eyes are killing me
Pieces here too ripped to mend

(Chorus)
It’s a damn lie we’re livin’
And a damn shame for sure
Don’t matter what’s been given
Time’s not for us, time’s not the cure

No, don’t matter
Time’s not the cure

Worked so doggone late, you told me
Flashed your grin and sold me again
But two weeks by our anniversary
Your gift’s by itself in the den

(Chorus)
Oh, it’s a damn lie we’re livin’
And a damn shame for sure
Don’t matter what’s been given
Time’s not for us, time’s not the cure

(Bridge)
No, truth’s not changing
Time’s not the cure

Out of town next week, you told me
Done digging, won’t delve again
Elephant’s in the room with me
But blue eyes can’t see it … for this to end

(Chorus)
So it goes with the damn lie we’ve livin’
So we know it’s a damn shame for sure
Won’t ever matter what’s been given
Time’s not for us, time’s not the cure

(Close)
Oh, I know I’m a fool for reliving
And you know I’m ruined for sure
Never gonna sink in what’s been given
Written in your heart … time’s not the cure

Yeah, guess I could have the elephant nod with me
Truth’s not changing
Time’s not the cure

Time's Not The Cure

A mother looks down at her son’s casket
Brother looks lost from losing his twin
Sister wails and wants to remember
A father aches, can’t explain ... pain he’s in

Whole town’s sliced open and divided
Shields raised up to arm and defend
Children long told woeful stories
And Preacher’s certain we’ll see this again

(Chorus)
Can we stop this movie we’re watching?
What’s the message we’re trying to send?
Will we be the ones who lessen the pain
Or are minds made up that won’t ever bend?

Tell me, is your mind made up?

Church bells ring out to remind us
Harm we’re doing seen thru a clean lens
Do we wring our hands and say it’s not us
Or change our tune and start all over again?

(Chorus)
So can we stop this movie we’re making?
What’s the message we’re trying to send?
Will we be the ones who lessen the pain
Or are minds made up that won’t ever bend?

Tell me, is your mind made up?

Officer sits bloodied on a sidewalk
Dark skinned teen zigzags to the front
There in the open, he asks the squad captain
“Is it ok if I help this man up?”

“Is it ok if I help this man up?”

(Chorus)
Could we please stop this movie we’re making?
What’s the message we’re trying to send?
Will we be the ones who lessen the pain
Or are minds made up that won’t ever bend?

(Close)
Oh, I wanna stop this movie we’re making
I wanna ask you as a friend to a friend
We may not be ready for what I’m asking
But what’s it costs to begin?

What’s the cost to begin?

Ohh, I’m telling you, I’ve made my mind up
I really want to be one who comprehends
Let me be one … who heads to the front
Let me be one … who helps us to bend

Let me be one … who helps us to mend

Tell me, is your mind made up?

Is Your Mind Made Up?

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Lord brought rest to my soul … at a rundown car lot
Done been nine years now this past May
Sold a strange man a beat up Ford
Then he told me to give his dog away

Shook from a look back at those taillights
Knew this big hound could use a new name
Make him a king, let’s see how he does
So Rex it was as we washed away the shame

Ohh, time here flies by so fast
But the times we’ve had, we made ‘em last
Took time but this world’s now treating me right
When I die I’ll know … it’s been a good life

Fill you in some more
Take you back nine years to what I was like
Before Rex dropped his chest … flat on my lap
Hadn’t seen the park, had no faith in life
I was full of lies and so much crap

But Rex never saw life this way
His big eyes sought nods to roam more space
Never out to agitate
Big Rex won hearts in every case

Ohh, time here flies by so fast
But the times we’ve had, we made ‘em last
Took time but this world’s now treating me right
When I die I’ll know … it’s been a good life

(Bridge)
With all our pitfalls too
We think long on what we’ve been through
I think on what’s life been to me
Far more than I thought I’d see

Vet was blunt, said Rex’s time had come
Tore me up and toward despair
But I told Rex, let’s head to the park
One more pass, one last walk to share

Should’ve been there in these worn out shoes
The park was full, the breeze was fair
To see small kids shun the playground
To hug on Big Rex made us all aware

Ohhh, time here … flies by so fast
But the times we’ve had, we made ‘em last
Oh ohhh, time here with you been the best
And the times we had will last and last

And I hope one day
That strange dude will see
What he did that Spring day
Did … for me

The Times We've Had

Gail’s so good at so much, she's made one cool front yard
Bed of rose begonias where I go to start
So neighbors not been guessing something’s gone this far
But inside Gail’s aching, the dam’s been blown apart

Two lives now with nothing left to hide
Two lives done with laying side by side
Through a screen door, Gail came across his lie
From that point on, his lies sure multiplied

So, his little lies mean nothing now
Done with those lies, done with the doubt
Life’s plans undone before her eyes
Trust gone for good, all from the lies

Oh, oh, little lies … little lies

All his success has holes we see now
All his good sweat don’t mean a thing now
Lives all twisted, some cooked, some beat down
His lies run in spades, he won’t ever run out

But you can bet his little lies mean nothing now
Done with those lies, done with the doubt
Life’s plans undone before her eyes
Trust gone for good, all from the lies

Oh, blame it on the lies … ohh, so-called little lies … ohh, yeah

Take a look how lies haunt our town
Take a pill for pain you see now
Ain’t it time we shout it out loud …

Little lies mean nothing now
I’m so sick of all of ‘em now
Don’t want to hear we’re better off now
Don’t want to hear we won’t live without …

Our Little Lies!

Ohh, little lies … heyy, what’s it going to take?
Ohh little lies … our little lies
Hey hey, what’s it going to take … ohh, oh, little lies
What’s it going to take … to have them mean … something … now?

Little Lies Mean Nothing Now

Been some weeks now since we’ve sought a smile
Been some mess how words been off a mile
So far apart, we’ve forgot our past
So far from hope,we hear we won’t … last

But what if ...
I find a lake with cabin nearby
Crack the windows and we stay the night
Open your thoughts and your dreams again
Clear to me now we can’t let this end

Cup of coffee and been plain to see
There other spots we’d much rather be
But we stay clear of cool places now
All numb at night to tune the truth out

But Baby, what if ...
I find a lake with cabin nearby
Crack the windows and we stay the night
Open your thoughts and your dreams again
Clear to me now we can’t let this end

Clear to me now, clear by now
Up to us now, on us now

No one here thinks we’ll figure it out
No one here buys what I’m selling now
World’s plenty full of famed fools and clowns
World’s not in charge from today on out

‘Cause Baby I’m saying, what if ...
I find a lake with cabin nearby
Crack the windows and we stay the night
Open your thoughts and open … your dreams again
Clear to me now this can’t be the end

Oh, clear to me now, clear by now
Bet on it now, bet it all right now
We’ll work this out ... work all of it out …
by a lake ... in a cabin nearby
Oh, by a lake in a cabin … nearby

Cabin Nearby

Lost all track of time, you told me
I was last thing on your mind again
Dinner’s warmed but you’re not at all hungry
What’d you hope I’d reply with then?

Your sister’s sure that you love me
I’ve played a fool, I’ve played Pretend
Know my poor eyes are killing me
Pieces here too ripped to mend

(Chorus)
It’s a damn lie we’re livin’
And a damn shame for sure
Don’t matter what’s been given
Time’s not for us, time’s not the cure

No, don’t matter
Time’s not the cure

Worked so doggone late, you told me
Flashed your grin and sold me again
But two weeks by our anniversary
Your gift’s by itself in the den

(Chorus)
Oh, it’s a damn lie we’re livin’
And a damn shame for sure
Don’t matter what’s been given
Time’s not for us, time’s not the cure

(Bridge)
No, truth’s not changing
Time’s not the cure

Out of town next week, you told me
Done digging, won’t delve again
Elephant’s in the room with me
But blue eyes can’t see it … for this to end

(Chorus)
So it goes with the damn lie we’ve livin’
So we know it’s a damn shame for sure
Won’t ever matter what’s been given
Time’s not for us, time’s not the cure

(Close)
Oh, I know I’m a fool for reliving
And you know I’m ruined for sure
Never gonna sink in what’s been given
Written in your heart … time’s not the cure

Yeah, guess I could have the elephant nod with me
Truth’s not changing
Time’s not the cure

Time's Not The Cure

A mother looks down at her son’s casket
Brother looks lost from losing his twin
Sister wails and wants to remember
A father aches, can’t explain ... pain he’s in

Whole town’s sliced open and divided
Shields raised up to arm and defend
Children long told woeful stories
And Preacher’s certain we’ll see this again

(Chorus)
Can we stop this movie we’re watching?
What’s the message we’re trying to send?
Will we be the ones who lessen the pain
Or are minds made up that won’t ever bend?

Tell me, is your mind made up?

Church bells ring out to remind us
Harm we’re doing seen thru a clean lens
Do we wring our hands and say it’s not us
Or change our tune and start all over again?

(Chorus)
So can we stop this movie we’re making?
What’s the message we’re trying to send?
Will we be the ones who lessen the pain
Or are minds made up that won’t ever bend?

Tell me, is your mind made up?

Officer sits bloodied on a sidewalk
Dark skinned teen zigzags to the front
There in the open, he asks the squad captain
“Is it ok if I help this man up?”

“Is it ok if I help this man up?”

(Chorus)
Could we please stop this movie we’re making?
What’s the message we’re trying to send?
Will we be the ones who lessen the pain
Or are minds made up that won’t ever bend?

(Close)
Oh, I wanna stop this movie we’re making
I wanna ask you as a friend to a friend
We may not be ready for what I’m asking
But what’s it costs to begin?

What’s the cost to begin?

Ohh, I’m telling you, I’ve made my mind up
I really want to be one who comprehends
Let me be one … who heads to the front
Let me be one … who helps us to bend

Let me be one … who helps us to mend

Tell me, is your mind made up?

Is Your Mind Made Up?


About Me

Bio

Customer service / sales background. Always interested in writing, never pursued it enough. Very much enjoying writing lyrics at this time in my life. Looking to provide something meaningful to share.

CV/History

Written fifteen lyrics that i intend to share to see if artists are interested in licensing rights.
Is Your Mind Made Up and Time's Not The Cure will be the first two I share. My YouTube link has a video that has been done for Is Your Mind Made Up.

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