garth brooks

if tomorrow never comes

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Sometimes late at night,
I lie awake and watch her sleeping.
She’s lost in peaceful dreams,
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark.
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart?

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her?
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she’s my only one?
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes?

‘Cause I’ve lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there’s no second chance to tell her how I feel

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her?
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she’s my only one?
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes?

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you’re thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

the change

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

One hand reaches out
And pulls a lost soul from harm
While a thousand more go unspoken for
And they say “what good have you done
By saving just this one?”
It’s like whispering a prayer
In the fury of a storm

And I hear them saying “you’ll never change things
And no matter what you do it’s still the same thing”
But it’s not the world that I am changing
I do this so this world will know
That it will not change me

This heart still believes
That love and mercy still exist
While all the hatreds rage
And so many say
That love is all but pointless in madness such as this
It’s like trying to stop a fire
With the moisture from a kiss

And I hear them saying “you’ll never change things
And no matter what you do it’s still the same thing”
But it’s not the world that I am changing
I do this so this world will know
That it will not change me

As long as one heart still holds on
Then hope is never really gone

I hear them saying “you’ll never change things
And no matter what you do it’s still the same thing”
But it’s not the world that I am changing
I do this so this world we know
Never changes me

What I do is so
This world will know
That it will not change me

(repost)

a friend to me

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Well you and I, we’re buddies
And we’ve been since we first met
Me and you
Well we’ve sure been through
Our share of laughter and regret

Lord knows we’ve had our bad days
And more than once we’ve disagreed
But you’ve always been a friend to me

You can be so stubborn
There’s times I think you just like to fight
And I hope and pray
I live to see a day
When you say I might be right

And there’s times I’d rather kill you
Than listen to your honesty
But you’ve always been a friend to me

You’ve always been
Time and again
The one to take my hand
And show to me that it’s okay to be
Just the way I am
With no apology

Oh you’ve always been
And you will till God knows when
Yes you’ve always been a friend to me

Re-post

if tomorrow never comes

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Sometimes late at night,
I lie awake and watch her sleeping.
She’s lost in peaceful dreams,
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark.
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart?

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her?
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she’s my only one?
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes?

‘Cause I’ve lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there’s no second chance to tell her how I feel

If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her?
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she’s my only one?
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face the world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes?

So tell that someone that you love
Just what you’re thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

you move me

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

This is how it seems to me
Life is only therapy,
Real expensive
And no guarantees

So I lie here on the couch
With my heart hanging out
Frozen solid with fear
Like a rock in the ground

Oh, but you move me
You give me courage I didn’t know I had
You move me
Now I can’t go with you and stay where I am
So you move me

This is how love was to me
I could look and not see
Going through the emotions
Not knowin’ what they mean

And it scared me so much
That I just wouldn’t budge, oh no no no
I might have stayed there forever
If not for your touch

Oh but you move me
Out of myself and into the fire
You move me
Now I’m burning with love
And with hope and desire
How you move me

You go whistling in the dark
Making light of it
Making light of it
And I follow with my heart
Laughing all the way

Oh ’cause you move me
You get me dancing and you make me sing
You move me
Now I’m taking delight in every little thing
How you move me
Woah, you move me
Woah, you move me
Woah, you move me
Woah

when there’s no one around

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

This is a song that nobody knows
I couldn’t begin to describe how it goes
But it makes me cry or laugh right out loud
It’s a song that I sing when there’s no one around

This is the man that nobody sees
He wears my old clothes and he looks just like me
Just one of the boys who gets lost in the crowd
He’s the man that I am when there’s no one around

It’s four in the morning
I’m lyin’ in bed
A tape of my failures
Playin’ inside my head
It’s heartache and hard knocks
And things I don’t know
I listen and I wonder
Where will it go?

This is a glimpse of a child that’s within
He’s so immature but he’s still my best friend
If he could learn how to fly, he’d never touch down
He’s the kid that I am when there’s no one around

This is the dance I do every day
I let my feet go and get carried away
I let my soul lead and follow the sound
It’s the dance that I do when there’s no one around

It’s still four in the morning
I’m lyin’ in bed
A tape of my failures
Playin’ inside my head
It’s heartache and hard knocks
And things I don’t know
I listen and I wonder
Where will it go?

This is a song that nobody knows
I still can’t begin to describe how it goes
But it makes me cry or laugh right out loud
It’s a song that I sing when there’s no one around
It’s a song that I sing when there’s no one around

how you ever gonna know?

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

That old wind that’s whipping out there
It’s whistling your tune.
That wind blew pyramids to Egypt
And footprints to the moon

And that old star that you been wishing on
Is shining mighty bright
But it’s the fire inside your heart
That’s gonna lead you to the light

How you ever gonna know
What it’s like to live there?
How you ever gonna know victory?
How you ever gonna know
What it’s like when dreams become reality?
How you ever gonna know
How it feels to hold her?
How you ever gonna know
What it’s like to dance?
How you ever gonna know
If you never take a chance?

You know failure isn’t failure
If a lesson from it’s learned.
I guess love would not be love
Without a risk of being burned

Anything in life worth having
Lord, it has its sacrifice
But the gift that you’re receiving
Is worth more than the price

How you ever gonna know
What it’s like to live there?
How you ever gonna know
What you never knew?
How you ever gonna know
If you’re down here doin’
What the good Lord put you here to do?
How you ever gonna know
If you could have done it?
How you ever gonna know
How it feels to fly?
How you ever gonna know
If you never dare to try?

Listen not to the critics
Who put their own dreams on the shelf
If you want to get the truth to admit it
You gotta find out for yourself

How you ever gonna know
What it’s like to be there?
How you ever gonna know
If you’re the best?
How you ever gonna know?
What you believe in
If you don’t put it to the test?
How you ever gonna know
How it feels to hold him?
How you ever gonna know
What livin’ means?
How you ever gonna know
If you never chase the dream?

How you ever gonna know
Your potential?
How you ever gonna know victory?
How you ever gonna know
What it’s like when dreams become reality?
How you ever gonna know
How it feels to hold her?
How you ever gonna know
What it’s like to dance?
How you ever gonna know
If you never take the chance?

more than a memory

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

People say she’s only in my head
It’s gonna take time but I’ll forget
They say I need to get on with my life
But they don’t realize

Is when you’re dialing 6 numbers just to hang up the phone
Driving cross town just to see if she’s home
Waking a friend in the dead of the night
Just to hear him say “it’s gonna be alright”
When you find the things to do not to fall asleep
Cause you know she will be there in your dreams
That’s when she’s more than a memory

Took a match to everything she ever wrote
Watched her words go up in smoke
Tore all her pictures off the wall
They ain’t helping me at all

‘Cause when you’re talking out loud but nobody’s there
You look like hell and you just don’t care
Drinking more than you ever drank
Sinking down lower than you ever sank
When you find yourself falling down upon your knees
Praying to God, begging him “please”
That’s when she’s more than a memory

She’s more
She’s more

Cause when you’re dialing her number just to hang up the phone
Driving cross town just to see if she’s home
Waking a friend in the dead of the night
Just to hear him say “it’s gonna be alright”
When you find the things to do not to fall asleep
Cause you know she’s waiting in your dreams
That’s when she’s more than a memory

People say she’s only in my head
It’s gonna take time but I’ll forget

we shall be free

Thursday, April 26th, 2007

This ain’t coming from no prophet
Just an ordinary man
When I close my eyes I see
The way this world shall be
When we all walk hand in hand

When the last child cries for a crust of bread
When the last man dies for just words that he said
When there’s shelter over the poorest head
We shall be free

When the last thing we notice is the color of skin
And the first thing we look for is the beauty within
When the skies and the oceans are clean again
Then we shall be free

We shall be free
We shall be free
Stand straight, walk proud
‘Cause we shall be free

When we’re free to love anyone we choose
When this world’s big enough for all different views
When we all can worship from our own kind of pew
Then we shall be free

We shall be free
We shall be free
Have a little faith
Hold out
‘Cause we shall be free

And when money talks for the very last time
And nobody walks a step behind
When there’s only one race and that’s mankind
Then we shall be free

We shall be free
We shall be free
Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith, hold out
We shall be free

We shall be free
We shall be free
Stand straight, stand straight, have a little faith, walk proud
‘Cause we shall be free

We shall be free
We shall be free
Stand straight, walk proud
‘Cause we shall be free

a friend to me

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Well you and I, we’re buddies
And we’ve been since we first met
Me and you
Well we’ve sure been through
Our share of laughter and regret

Lord knows we’ve had our bad days
And more than once we’ve disagreed
But you’ve always been a friend to me

You can be so stubborn
There’s times I think you just like to fight
And I hope and pray
I live to see a day
When you say I might be right

And there’s times I’d rather kill you
Than listen to your honesty
But you’ve always been a friend to me

You’ve always been
Time and again
The one to take my hand
And show to me that it’s okay to be
Just the way I am
With no apology

Oh you’ve always been
And you will till God knows when
Yes you’ve always been a friend to me

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