Songs about this World (and the Great Beyond)...

THE RAFT / ROAD KILL / WOKIN' GIRL / BRAND NEW WORLD / WALK INTO THE LIGHT / LITTLE NAPOLEON /
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THE RAFT
(c) 2009 Jon Strider & Måns Williamson
All Rights Reserved Lyrics Used By Permission
First release: Måns Williamson, POSTCARD, 2012
2nd release: Jon Strider, YouTube video, 2013
(A1) Went down to the junkyard
Stole a plank or two
A lot of sweat, a little blood
Some rusty nails and glue
Then one summer's evening
Finally it was there
Pushed it to the river
and launched it with a prayer
(B1) You don't need no fancy boat
Sailin' down the stream
All it takes to get you there
Is a strong will and a dream
I gotta say I've done OK
On this little raft of wood
I've had my fun, don't hurt no one
Guess I'm doin' good
(A2) There's a couple of things to learn about
When you head out on your raft
You want a lazy river
But you can't depend on that
So keep your eyes on the horizon
Keep your hands upon the oar
Go as far out as you wanna
But don't lose sight of the shore
(B2) You don't need no fancy boat
Sailin' down the stream
All it takes to get you there
Is a strong will and a dream
I gotta say I've done OK
On this little raft of wood
I've had my fun, don't hurt no one
Guess I'm doin' good
(Bridge) You can pine about a big, white yacht
But it's not about the boat you got
What really takes you where you're goin'
Is that big, wide river that's forever flowin'
(A3) So look out for the pirates
Could be 'crocs and 'gators too
But the biggest thing to watch out for
Is the shark inside of you
Just sail on the best you can
Relax, enjoy the show
The whole thing's gonna end someday
Just give the thing a go
(B3) You don't need no fancy boat
Sailin' down the stream
All it takes to get you there
Is a strong will and a dream
I gotta say I've done OK
On this little raft of wood
I've had my fun, don't hurt no one
Guess I'm doin' good...

BRAND NEW WORLD
written by Jon Strider
Publ. by Pacific Songworks (BMI)
All rights reserved worldwide
from Jon Strider '2000 Calling' CD (2000)
(New Sky Records/Track #11)

Heard about the Second Coming
Read about the rise and fall
The final days are surely here among us
The final days have come for Babylon
Look around the old world's crumbling
Just the way the Prophets told
With every nation facing Armegeddon
Every soul against the wall
All and all
(Chorus) :In a Brand New World
In a brand new key
With hope and room there
For you and me
In a Brand New World
Safe and free
Look out beyond the horizon
It's a Brand New World
The Lord of Lords, the King of Kings is coming
But not before the beast is through
Batten down the hatches for a long one
And pray that you're among the chosen few
Behold the Pale Horse and its rider
That's when all the change will come
Until that day just let your love grow brighter
Until that day after the fall
(Chorus: Repeat)
We hold this gift so fragile in human hands
One little slip and this creation will fall
All and all
Into a Brand New World (Chorus: Repeat)
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WALK INTO THE LIGHT
Words & Music (c) Jon Strider (BMI/STIM) /
Publ. Pacific Songworks (BMI)
All rights reserved worldwide
from 'WHITE WINGS' CD (2006)
(New Sky Records/Track #6)

Just when it all seems hopeless
And nothing's makin' sense
The door's wide open
You just don't see it yet
Open wide for you
There's a brighter place
Just beyond your view
All the shadows will erase
When you take that step of faith
Walk Into the Light
Yeah, It all gets tricky the closer that you get
Your mind gets sticky and your ways tend to set
Everywhere you turn people make you doubt
But the wise ones learn
The real world's inside of you
Calling out and guiding you
Walk Into the Light
Walk Into the Light it's right in front of you
Walk Into the Light the love is waiting there
Walk Into the Light it's flooding into you
Walk Into the Light the love was always there
With your heart wide open
You've been working with the fire
Pure emotion flaming with desire
All your insides know there's no turning back
Every sign says go
Suddenly it's crystal clear why the road has led you here
Walk Into the Light, Walk Into the Light, Walk Into the Light...
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LITTLE NAPOLEON
Words & Music (c) Jon Strider (BMI/STIM)
Publ. Pacific Songworks (BMI)
All rights reserved worldwide
from '2000 Calling' CD (2000)
(New Sky Records/Track #7)
Look at the grown-ups, they're just like children
Some learn to give and get along
Others are fighters, bullies and liars
Thinking they're right, but doing wrong
Look in the mirror, you'll see it clearer
The selfish little game that you play
No one can ever get near you
With that selfish pride in the way, oh
(Chorus)
Why must you be the number 1, Little Napoleon
So much to share beneath the sun
Little Napoleon
(verse2)
Look at the world, it's like a playground
Takes just a few to spoil the fun
Runaway leaders, royal deceivers
Taking their power from everyone
We've got to show them, we'll overthrow them
If they can't settle down and behave
We've got to do this together, so all the people can play
(Chorus: repeat)
When your day is over, what will you have left?
The same old sad reminder of the way you served yourself
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