Michael William Livingstone

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Michael William Livingstone

The day I lost your sunlight
All the birds were grounded
And colors disappeared

The earth stood still
Overfilled
By the flood of the ravens tears

Nowhere to land
Nowhere to fly
Hovering in between

What once was light
Now the darkest night
The world has ever seen

How will I ever fly again
And test my wings against the wind
In such a blackened sky

How will I ever fly again
without the sun...is this the end
The ravens final cry

Ravens Final Cry

Every time I see her face...I have to look the other way
Cause if I don't...All I wanna do...Is drink my troubles away

Her picture used to grace my wall
Until I finally had to take it down
Now every time I see that empty space
It reminds me she is not around

I still don't know what I did wrong
I guess I never will
But one more beer and another sad song
Should be enough to say how I really feel

That every time I see her face...I have to look the other way
Cause if I don't...All I wanna do...Is drink my troubles away

I've heard the wisdom in every bottle
Could be a good reason to drink it dry
And that the truth isn't hard to swallow
When you're washing down a lie

But how did it ever come to this
Where did I go so wrong
One minute I was holding onto her
And the next minute she was gone

Now every time I see her face...I have to look the other way
Cause If I don't...All I wanna do...Is drink my troubles away

Yeah...Every time I see her face...I have to look the other way
Cause if I don't...All I wanna do...Is drink my troubles away

Every Time I See Her Face

With this ring...I thee wed
These six words...I have said
But four more words...are in my head
Honey...yes...I...do

I promise you...these two things
You're the only song...my heart will sing
And I will sing it until...the end of time
With every ounce of energy
In...this...heart...of...mine

And if tomorrow the sun...does not rise
I will find a way...to fix the sky
You know...that's what I will do
So you can believe in me
Like...I...believe...in...you

Oh...With this ring...I thee wed
These six words...I have said
But four more words...are in my head
Honey...say...I...do

And I will love you until...the end of time
With every ounce of energy
In...this...heart..of...mine

Oh...With this ring...I thee wed
These six words...I have said
But four more words...are in my head
Honey...I...love...you

Four More Words


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The day I lost your sunlight
All the birds were grounded
And colors disappeared

The earth stood still
Overfilled
By the flood of the ravens tears

Nowhere to land
Nowhere to fly
Hovering in between

What once was light
Now the darkest night
The world has ever seen

How will I ever fly again
And test my wings against the wind
In such a blackened sky

How will I ever fly again
without the sun...is this the end
The ravens final cry

Ravens Final Cry

Every time I see her face...I have to look the other way
Cause if I don't...All I wanna do...Is drink my troubles away

Her picture used to grace my wall
Until I finally had to take it down
Now every time I see that empty space
It reminds me she is not around

I still don't know what I did wrong
I guess I never will
But one more beer and another sad song
Should be enough to say how I really feel

That every time I see her face...I have to look the other way
Cause if I don't...All I wanna do...Is drink my troubles away

I've heard the wisdom in every bottle
Could be a good reason to drink it dry
And that the truth isn't hard to swallow
When you're washing down a lie

But how did it ever come to this
Where did I go so wrong
One minute I was holding onto her
And the next minute she was gone

Now every time I see her face...I have to look the other way
Cause If I don't...All I wanna do...Is drink my troubles away

Yeah...Every time I see her face...I have to look the other way
Cause if I don't...All I wanna do...Is drink my troubles away

Every Time I See Her Face

With this ring...I thee wed
These six words...I have said
But four more words...are in my head
Honey...yes...I...do

I promise you...these two things
You're the only song...my heart will sing
And I will sing it until...the end of time
With every ounce of energy
In...this...heart...of...mine

And if tomorrow the sun...does not rise
I will find a way...to fix the sky
You know...that's what I will do
So you can believe in me
Like...I...believe...in...you

Oh...With this ring...I thee wed
These six words...I have said
But four more words...are in my head
Honey...say...I...do

And I will love you until...the end of time
With every ounce of energy
In...this...heart..of...mine

Oh...With this ring...I thee wed
These six words...I have said
But four more words...are in my head
Honey...I...love...you

Four More Words

(Verse 1)
Could she be my heaven on earth
Or is it foolish...to be feeling this way
But I've known it...since the moment
I first saw her
And ever since...it hasn't gone away
Like a fever...she struck me
By complete surprise
Now every time I look...into those big blue eyes
Something melts me like the sunshine...melts the ice

(Chorus)
But how will she know what I feel...If I don't tell her
How will she know what I feel...If I don't say a word
How will I know if she's real...If I don't ask her
If she could be my heaven on earth

(Verse 2)
Oh...Could I be her heaven on earth
I often wonder...if she sees me this way
And if she's known it...since the moment
I first saw her
This feeling I have...that hasn't gone away
Like a fever...how she struck me
By complete surprise
And now every time I look...into her big blue eyes
Something melts me like the sunshine...melts the ice

(Chorus)
But how will she know what I feel...if I don't tell her
How will she know what I feel...if I don't say a word
How will I know if she's real...if I don't ask her
If I could be her heaven on earth

(Outro)
Oh how will she know what I feel...if I don't tell her
How will she know what I feel...if I don't say a word
And how will i know if she's real...if I don't ask her
If she would be my heaven on earth

Heaven On Earth

Angels never die
But sometimes they just fly away
Off into the sky to build a brand new star
That will shine again on another day

Oh Mary...I know where you are...by far
Like the sun in the sky
You are my brightest star

And I know you are flying high
Somewhere up in the sky
Playing music with the angels
On a harp with silver strings

Oh it's the place I want to go
With you where I want to be
When God gives me my wings
And my new guitar with silver strings

(Verse 2)
You said heaven is for real
An eden without goodbyes
And didn't you always say
We'd be together forever in paradise

Oh Mary...I know where you are...by far
Like the sun in the sky
You are my brightest star

And as I see you shining bright
Above me day and night
Playing music in the heavens
Where angels never die

Oh it's the place I want to go
With you where I want to be
When God gives me my wings
And tells me I can fly

(Outro)
Oh Mary...I know where you are...by far
Like the sun in the sky...you are my brightest star

Above me day and night
I can see your star so bright
High up in the heavens
Where angels never die

And it's the place I want to go
With you where I want to be
When God gives me my wings
And tells me I can fly

Where Angels Never Die

I'm a little bent...but I ain't broke
Won't take much...to fix this spoke
You know by now...one thing I've learned
It's just a wheel...and it still turns

I'm going down the road...who needs brakes
I've seen every bend ...this heart can take
Time to move on...don't want to be late
So you go left...and I'll go straight

And I'll see you on the other side
Yeah I'll see you on the other side

I gave love a chance...the seed was sowed
Had some fun...but it didn't grow
Life is short...and the road is long
No time to waste...so I'm moving on

Oh I'm a little bent...but I ain't broke
Won't take much...to fix this spoke
You know by now...another thing I learned
Don't play with fire...and you won't get burned

I'm going down the road...who needs brakes
I've seen every bend...this heart can take
Time to move on...don't want to be late
So you go left...and I'll go straight

And I'll see you on the other side
Yeah I'll see you on the other side

Don't you cry for me...and I won't for you
Where I'm headed next...the sky is blue
You can stay right...and I'll stay wrong
But I just can't stay...where I don't belong

I'm going down the road...who needs brakes
I've seen every bend...this heart can take
Time to move on...don't want to be late
So you go left...and I'll go straight

And I'll see you on the other side
Yeah I'll see you on the other side

Oh I'm a little bent...but I ain't broke
Won't take much...to fix this spoke
Time to move on...don't want to be late
So you go left...and I'll go straight

And I'll see you on the other side
Yeah I'll see you on the other side

See You On The Other Side

(Intro)
As you gaze into the mirror
The reflection becomes clearer
When that look in your eyes that never lies
Starts looking right back at you
Taking you back in time
Through the portals of your mind
And you find yourself asking them
What they think you should do
(Bridge)
Then they answer you from deep inside
The place in you where truth resides
And they leave no room for compromise
On these questions that you must decide
(Verse)
What is standing right in front of you
That you refuse to see?
What is standing in between you
And where you want to be?
What is in your way...what would you say
Is holding you behind?
Why do you ask us what we see
Then pretend that we are blind?
(Chorus)
Just ask these eyes...(echo) your own eyes
These eyes that have never lied to you
Just ask these eyes...(echo) your own eyes
These eyes that have always told the truth
Just ask these eyes...(echo) your own eyes
What are we asking you?
Just ask these eyes...(echo) your own eyes
And we will tell you what you need to do
(Verse)
What is it you are looking for
That you cannot seem to find?
Why is it you keep asking us
These same questions all the time?
Can't you see us in the mirror
Looking right back at you?
Why do you always disregard
What your own eyes are telling you?
(Chorus)
Just ask these eyes...(echo) your own eyes
These eyes that have never lied to you
Just ask these eyes...(echo) your own eyes
These eyes that have always told the truth
Just ask these eyes...(echo) your own eyes
What are we asking you?
Just ask these eyes...(echo) your own eyes
And we will tell you what you need to do
(Bridge)
We will answer you from deep inside
The place in you where truth resides
Where there is no room for compromise
On these questions that you must decide
(Outro)
Just ask these eyes...(echo) your own eyes
These eyes that have never lied to you
Just ask these eyes...(echo) your own eyes
These eyes that have always told the truth
Just ask these eyes...(echo) your own eyes
What are we asking you
Just ask these eyes...(echo) your own eyes
And we will tell you what we need to do

Your Own Eyes

Intro
I lived for a spell in the city...But it never really felt like home
Too damn loud and too many crowds...All addicted to their fancy phones
So what started out as an idea...Soon became set in stone
That if I let folks think I was crazy...They'd leave this country boy alone

Chorus
Yeah...If you let em' think you're crazy...They'll leave you alone
That's the way I like it...The way I want to be known
And I did it all on purpose...A long time ago
When I moved back to the country...I let my neighbors know

Verse 1
I ain't lookin' for no problems...I've come here to live in peace
But if your wagon wheel starts squeakin'...Please go buy some grease
Because I came back to the country...To leave that noise behind
I was fed up with the traffic...And hearing sirens all the time

Now I'm normally a docile man...But I've been known to blow off steam
So best you mind your own business...If you don't want me to get mean
Just don't ever try to cross my fence...Without an invitation
Unless you're looking for a ride to the hospital...Or a ninety day vacation

Chorus
Yeah...If you let em' think you're crazy...They'll leave you alone
That's the way I like it...The way I want to be known
And I did it all on purpose...A long time ago
When I moved back to the country...I let my neighbors know

Verse 2
I got guns in every corner...Dead critters on the wall
I got a ball bat in my pickup...Like the guy on Walking Tall
I got bear spray in the console...A machete behind the seat
Uncle Henry in my pocket...And steel toes on my feet

I got razor wire on the fence posts...Signs on all my gates
That say beware of the guard dogs...Or don't and meet your fate
And I don't need nobody...Coming here snoopin' around
Because that's the whole damn reason...I moved out of town

Chorus
Yeah...If you let em' think you're crazy...They'll leave you alone
That's the way I like it...The way I want to be known
And I did it all on purpose...A long time ago
When I moved back to the country...And let the neighbors know

Verse 3
I ain't lookin' for no problems...I've come here to live in peace
But if your wagon wheel starts squeakin'...Please go buy some grease
Because I came back to the country...To leave that noise behind
So if you hear what I am telling you...We will get along just fine

And I believe in live and let live...I just hope you can do the same
But it don't mean a thing to me...If you even know my name
I didn't come out here to visit you...Or looking for a friend
I came back to the country to be left alone...And I ain't moving again

Outro
Yeah...If you let em' think you're crazy...They'll leave you alone
That's the way I like it...The way I want to be known
And I did it all on purpose...A long time ago
When I came back to the country...And made the country my home

Let Em' Think You're Crazy

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The day I lost your sunlight
All the birds were grounded
And colors disappeared

The earth stood still
Overfilled
By the flood of the ravens tears

Nowhere to land
Nowhere to fly
Hovering in between

What once was light
Now the darkest night
The world has ever seen

How will I ever fly again
And test my wings against the wind
In such a blackened sky

How will I ever fly again
without the sun...is this the end
The ravens final cry

Ravens Final Cry

Every time I see her face...I have to look the other way
Cause if I don't...All I wanna do...Is drink my troubles away

Her picture used to grace my wall
Until I finally had to take it down
Now every time I see that empty space
It reminds me she is not around

I still don't know what I did wrong
I guess I never will
But one more beer and another sad song
Should be enough to say how I really feel

That every time I see her face...I have to look the other way
Cause if I don't...All I wanna do...Is drink my troubles away

I've heard the wisdom in every bottle
Could be a good reason to drink it dry
And that the truth isn't hard to swallow
When you're washing down a lie

But how did it ever come to this
Where did I go so wrong
One minute I was holding onto her
And the next minute she was gone

Now every time I see her face...I have to look the other way
Cause If I don't...All I wanna do...Is drink my troubles away

Yeah...Every time I see her face...I have to look the other way
Cause if I don't...All I wanna do...Is drink my troubles away

Every Time I See Her Face

With this ring...I thee wed
These six words...I have said
But four more words...are in my head
Honey...yes...I...do

I promise you...these two things
You're the only song...my heart will sing
And I will sing it until...the end of time
With every ounce of energy
In...this...heart...of...mine

And if tomorrow the sun...does not rise
I will find a way...to fix the sky
You know...that's what I will do
So you can believe in me
Like...I...believe...in...you

Oh...With this ring...I thee wed
These six words...I have said
But four more words...are in my head
Honey...say...I...do

And I will love you until...the end of time
With every ounce of energy
In...this...heart..of...mine

Oh...With this ring...I thee wed
These six words...I have said
But four more words...are in my head
Honey...I...love...you

Four More Words

(Verse 1)
Could she be my heaven on earth
Or is it foolish...to be feeling this way
But I've known it...since the moment
I first saw her
And ever since...it hasn't gone away
Like a fever...she struck me
By complete surprise
Now every time I look...into those big blue eyes
Something melts me like the sunshine...melts the ice

(Chorus)
But how will she know what I feel...If I don't tell her
How will she know what I feel...If I don't say a word
How will I know if she's real...If I don't ask her
If she could be my heaven on earth

(Verse 2)
Oh...Could I be her heaven on earth
I often wonder...if she sees me this way
And if she's known it...since the moment
I first saw her
This feeling I have...that hasn't gone away
Like a fever...how she struck me
By complete surprise
And now every time I look...into her big blue eyes
Something melts me like the sunshine...melts the ice

(Chorus)
But how will she know what I feel...if I don't tell her
How will she know what I feel...if I don't say a word
How will I know if she's real...if I don't ask her
If I could be her heaven on earth

(Outro)
Oh how will she know what I feel...if I don't tell her
How will she know what I feel...if I don't say a word
And how will i know if she's real...if I don't ask her
If she would be my heaven on earth

Heaven On Earth

Angels never die
But sometimes they just fly away
Off into the sky to build a brand new star
That will shine again on another day

Oh Mary...I know where you are...by far
Like the sun in the sky
You are my brightest star

And I know you are flying high
Somewhere up in the sky
Playing music with the angels
On a harp with silver strings

Oh it's the place I want to go
With you where I want to be
When God gives me my wings
And my new guitar with silver strings

(Verse 2)
You said heaven is for real
An eden without goodbyes
And didn't you always say
We'd be together forever in paradise

Oh Mary...I know where you are...by far
Like the sun in the sky
You are my brightest star

And as I see you shining bright
Above me day and night
Playing music in the heavens
Where angels never die

Oh it's the place I want to go
With you where I want to be
When God gives me my wings
And tells me I can fly

(Outro)
Oh Mary...I know where you are...by far
Like the sun in the sky...you are my brightest star

Above me day and night
I can see your star so bright
High up in the heavens
Where angels never die

And it's the place I want to go
With you where I want to be
When God gives me my wings
And tells me I can fly

Where Angels Never Die

I'm a little bent...but I ain't broke
Won't take much...to fix this spoke
You know by now...one thing I've learned
It's just a wheel...and it still turns

I'm going down the road...who needs brakes
I've seen every bend ...this heart can take
Time to move on...don't want to be late
So you go left...and I'll go straight

And I'll see you on the other side
Yeah I'll see you on the other side

I gave love a chance...the seed was sowed
Had some fun...but it didn't grow
Life is short...and the road is long
No time to waste...so I'm moving on

Oh I'm a little bent...but I ain't broke
Won't take much...to fix this spoke
You know by now...another thing I learned
Don't play with fire...and you won't get burned

I'm going down the road...who needs brakes
I've seen every bend...this heart can take
Time to move on...don't want to be late
So you go left...and I'll go straight

And I'll see you on the other side
Yeah I'll see you on the other side

Don't you cry for me...and I won't for you
Where I'm headed next...the sky is blue
You can stay right...and I'll stay wrong
But I just can't stay...where I don't belong

I'm going down the road...who needs brakes
I've seen every bend...this heart can take
Time to move on...don't want to be late
So you go left...and I'll go straight

And I'll see you on the other side
Yeah I'll see you on the other side

Oh I'm a little bent...but I ain't broke
Won't take much...to fix this spoke
Time to move on...don't want to be late
So you go left...and I'll go straight

And I'll see you on the other side
Yeah I'll see you on the other side

See You On The Other Side


About Me

Bio

I love to write. I come up with things out of the blue. Mainly the hook lines and chorus come first and then I add the story. It has been a lifelong hobby of mine beginning as a child in school. I especially like to write poems and lyrics that will make the reader or listener stop and think for a bit. I try to enter their space with hopes that I may see the reflection of a "yeah, I get it" response. I do play a little bit of guitar but I am not a musician. I write my song lyrics with a beat and melody in my head. If I could only produce the sound, well, I believe I'd have a few number ones on the charts by now! I do love to share them with whomever will listen. Those that do usually say "Man that's a good one, you should do something with that." And they tell me the name of a well known artist that could. Many of my lyrics already have an artist or style in mind, but again I need the music. I've been told most songs start with that, and then the lyrics are added. So I've been doing it backwards for the longest time. Still, I continue on. So if any of you folks at Songbay would like to hook up and produce some killer finished products, my lyrics are crying for your ideas, your voices and your sound. My lifelong dream is to hear a song I wrote on the radio. I'll be 63 come this June, so I reckon it's time to "Git er Done." If you'd like to work with me, give me a shout. Thank you, and many blessings to all. Mike

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