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Her / Stillwater

Her/ Still Water

Am      G      Dm

Oh – –                       2x

Verse 1

Dm   Am  G   Dm

In the Dead of Night

Am    G    Dm

When the cold closes in

Dm          G

You have seen her there

Dm         G

Seen her buried where

Dm           G

There’s no hope for Salvation

V2

In the shadowed place

Where there is no hope

You have seen her there

Rescued her from where

Judges sentenced her to go

Bridge:

Dm        Am       Dm             Am

Tore the Veil – pierced her soul

Dm                 Am          G

Broke down walls of division

Dm            Am      Dm           Am

Bore the curse – cleared the debt

Dm                    G

Restored her position…

Am      G      Dm

Oh – –                       2x

Verse 3

In the light of day

When the world is right again

You will bring her there

To the waters fair – and the beautiful Reunion…

Am      G      Dm

Oh – –                       2x

@Beth Wacome Keck
06/17/08

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One Knight Stand

      One Night Stand - unedited mp3

One Knight Stand

V1

Am                                    G                  Fm

I don’t know you – You don’t know me

G                         Am

But we are here – Letting the Tender pour out wine

G                Fm

It’s numbing you – – its numbing me

G              Am

As we are here – letting the feeling consume us..

Chorus:

Fm                 Am

And so we dance and even sing

G

Words are exchanged with good intention

Am                                             F                            G

And here we touch and even kiss – calling it love – no future mentioned…

V2

I’m seeing you – You’re seeing me

Exposed and bare – calling it lovely – even true

But when I see you in the day

You walk right by – not even knowing who I am

Chorus 2

So we go back – hoping for more

As others sing – and dance as we did

And Tender ours and fills each cup – and all is hushed – and all called ‘sacred’..

V3

I don’t know you – you don’t know me

But I refuse to hold this against you anymore

I entered in on my own will – looking for love

Only to find I had my fill….

@Beth Wacome Keck
March 2003

Written as if the Church were a Bar…

False sense of intimacy and commitment…

The Bartender being Pastor…

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Penny Saved

Penny Saved

C#                                     Bb                                      Gb                                   Fb
How many times do you leave the house thinking “where in the world in her mind?”

C#                                             Bb                                     Gb                                   Fb
And how many times does she lie awake blinking back tears for ways she’s been unkind?

Gb                                Fb                                    Gb

And how many times do you look at each other and realize the gift that you’ve got?

Fb                                    Gb                                      Fb                                 G

And how many times do you turn into Lovers when you don’t like each other a lot?

How many times do you show up for work to cash in at the end of the day?

And how many times do you avoid the truth in the things that you hear and you say?
and how many times must the madness continue until you choose to lose your mind?

And how many times will a new wave roll in and you ride it til it robs you blind?

Chorus:

Bb
Penny for your thoughts

Gb
Stay and Gather Moss

Fb
Consider the cost

Gb
Give it all you’ve got

Bb
(you were) sleeping on the cot

Gb
Take another shot –

Fb
It wasn’t what you thought it was

G

It is better…

How many times can we labor the point that the labor should not be in vain

And how many times will it take to realize that to lose at the fight is to gain

And how many times can we forgive to live – see revenge as the deathblow to Love?

And how many times will you look at the test instead of seeing the work we’re proud of?

Penny Saved, p2

I hope you can say at the end of the day it was worth every struggle we had

I hope you can know in your deepest of soul that the good times outweighed the bad….

Bridge:

Fb               Gb

This is your life – It is good…

Fb                   Gb

This is your time – not for wasting

Fb                             Gb

This is your love – love like you should –

Fb

This is your life….

Chorus:

@Beth Wacome Keck
June 30, 2008

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Love

Love

V1

C

If I don’t show Love when I am in Pain

Fm

If I don’t serve those who cannot repay me

C

If I don’t fight for the ones without rights

Bb  F                           C

I am nothing – take me down

V2

If I can speak like the best of angels or men

If I can make mysteries as plain as the day

And the faith to command nature –

Yet not have the love to heal it – take me down

Bridge:

Bb                             Fm

If I sacrifice myself, my reputation and my wealth

C

Even my body – I have given nothing…

Bb                                                Fm                                                C

If Love does not possess me I am worthless – or worse … Take me down

Bb                                     Fm                     C

And all that I surround myself with –  take it down

Bb                                                         Fm                       C
If it separates me or others from the Truth – Take me down…

Bridge 2:

Bb                                                     G

I am seeing through a fog – I am peering through a mist

C

I can feel the power coming and I know that hope exists

Bb                                               Fm

And one day I will see clearly – walk with You and You with me

C

But for now the dearest treasures are wrapped up in mystery

Love p2

So I must

Bb
Trust steadily

Fm

Hope unswervingly –

C
Love with extravagance – extravagance…

Help me to

Bb
Trust steadily

Fm
Hope unswervingly –

C

Love with extravagance – extravagance…

V3

C
Love is the one thing that always remains

F

Love is the one thing

C

Love is the One…

@Beth Wacome Keck
June 17, 2008

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Just Desserts

Just Desserts

V1

C                                   Bb

Love at First Sight – people they try but can not understand it

C                                  Bb

What made it right?  How could we drop everything as we’d planned it?

C                                        Bb

Sometimes at night – we both wondered why we were having such favor

C                                   Bb                                                                  F         Bb        F   Bb

Sometimes in spite of all good intentions we labeled them “Nay-Sayers”…

Chorus:

D                   C            Bb            D       C         Bb

We thought we deserved this – living on the surface

D                 C            Bb                   F       Bb     F   Bb

Somehow we were worth it – and then:

V2

Our first real fight – finally seeing we weren’t insulated

Who’s wrong – who’s right?  Seemed to be all that we concentrated on

Sometimes at night – we wondered why we were having such trouble

Sometimes in spite of all good intentions we burst our own bubble…

Chorus 2:

I did not deserve this – I did not deserve this

I did not deserve this – from you…

Bridge:

Bb                 C        Dm    Bb               C              D                 C

Where did I get the idea you had to be perfect to be perfect for me?

Bb                 C         Dm              C           Bb

Where did I get the idea that perfection existed?

Bb                  C         Dm    Bb                    C                 Dm            C

Where did I get the idea that conflict and doubt aren’t part of the equation?

Bb                  C         Db      C            Bb

Where did I get the idea – and not resist it…?

Just Deserts, p2

V3

You needed me – and They needed me and I needed me

You couldn’t be – all of the things I asked you to be

Sometimes at night you wondered how to provide what I longed for

Sometimes in spite of all good intentions I couldn’t have harmed you more…

Bridge:

Bb                 C        Dm    Bb               C              D                 C

Where did I get the idea you had to be perfect to be perfect for me?

Bb                 C         Dm              C           Bb

Where did I get the idea that perfection existed?

Bb                  C         Dm    Bb                    C                 Dm            C

Where did I get the idea that conflict and doubt aren’t part of the equation?

Bb                  C         Db      C            Bb

Where did I get the idea – and not resist it…?

Chorus 3:

You did not deserve this – You did not deserve this

You did not deserve this from me…

And I’m sorry….

V4

Love deep and wide – we thought we had it back at the beginning

That seed has died – and buried it and tripled our winnings

Sometimes at night – the roots go down deeper to steady the swaying

Sometimes in spite of all good intentions we were only playing at grace…

Chorus: 4

We did not deserve this: having hope resurface

Thrive and make it worth dying for…

@Beth Wacome Keck
June 9, 2009

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Lions and Lambs

Lions and Lambs

D                      Bb                    F

Everyday is the right day to make it right

D                             Bb                  F

Every night is the right night to seal it tightly

D                            Bb                F

Every hour is the best hour to do it justice –

G    Bb   G

The Question Just is: Are you a Lion or Lamb?

Everyone has to lay down sometimes – Isn’t that right?

Every dream has to dumb down sometimes or pick a fight? (see)

I’m in a dream that has not been realized – only recognized

The question still lies: am I a lion or a Lamb?

Chorus:

Bb

Most Shepherd Boys – they don’t like Lions

C
Most Shepherd Boys are throwing stones at them

Bb

Most Shepherd Boys are only trying

C
to keep their Lambs and Ewes at Home with them…             D Bb F

Every wrong is the right time to make it right

Every dawn is the right dawn to end the night

Every Error is the best way to learn of Justice

The question Just is: Are you a Lion or a Lamb?

Most Lion tamers don’t deal with Lambs and

Most Lion tamers aren’t trained for that

Most Lion tamers work for the Circus

All said and done it’s just an act for them…

Every Lion’s not the right Lion to lay with Lambs

Every times not the right time to give a damn

Every lie will be made right – brought into the light

When we recognize who’s the Lion and who is the Lamb

Lions and Lambs p2

Most pleas for peace are said for the say-er –

Most pleas for peace are to avoid the noise

Most please the Beast who sends up the flare

to distract Lions from Shepherd Boys….

Every soul is the right Soul – to wonder why

Every soul has the tendency to live a lie.

Not every soul has the fortitude to find the truth and

The question still stands: Am I a Lion or a Lamb?

@ Beth Wacome Keck
May 26, 2009