LYRICS
Green Light

I packed my bags and headed east

With a heart of stone and broken wings

Afraid to fly, afraid to sink

And a heavy load a-burdening

Swing low, chariot, swing low

Fell from grace and I found your love

Found my way home with calloused knees

And a heavy load a-burdening

Chorus:

And I'm just waiting for the green light

So I can make it to the red eye flight

Gonna see my baby any way I can make it

I'm leaving tonight

Don't you know he's gonna

Hold me

Console me

Show me

My destiny

Oh, and I can't wait

He's gonna take my hand

 
Winter's Cold

In the beginning we had love

Pure as light, strong as truth

We could gain or lose it all

knowing our love would see us through

Now as the chill of our heartache begins

I know the winter won't do us in

and I will patiently wait

till the season changes again

 

Chorus:

Darlin' I will wait

for our love to bloom

because I know

we're still thick at the root

and no winter's cold

could ever undo

the love I have for you

 

How can you mend what's been torn

frozen and withered on the vine

Prune the wreckage, watch it fall

and find healing in the sunshine

 

Repeat Chorus

 

I'm not too proud to hold to hope

I'm not afraid to brave the cold

our love's too strong to let it go

Baby, we've got to hold on

 

So, Darlin' I will wait

for our love to bloom

because I know

we're still thick at the root

and no winter's cold

could ever undo

the love I have for you

 

Marie

My love

warm as the sun

thicker than blood

mother I adore

I will bear your torch

forever more

Marie

a sacred sound to me

the greatest symphony

that echoes in my bones

and carries me home.

My shelter through the storm.

 

Chorus:

I feel the wind blowin' on

feel the wind blowin' on

feel the wind blowin' on

on and on

 

My darling,

Nelda Marie

sweet as the evening breeze

your presence lingers on

steady and strong

guiding me along

I feel the wind blowin' on

feel the wind blowin' on

feel the wind blowin' on

on and on

Farewell my dearest friend

I know we'll meet again

I'll sing your Amen

like a precious hymn

blowin' in the wind

My love

warm as the sun

thicker than blood

mother I adore

I will bear your torch

forever more

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Sweet Memories

I found your picture this morning

and it brought a tear to my eye

cause I keep clinging to a lover

whose love was never mine

and I cried and cried

the whole night long

I'm hollow and run dry

I gotta keep holding on

and holding on (to your)

Sweet memories

of your hand in mine

and all that's left for me

is to say goodbye

say goodbye

 

You'll always be beside me

like a melody unbroken

a bittersweet reverie

of everlasting devotion

and I'll see your smiling eyes

when I sing your song

and you'll be in my heart and mind

and you'll be living on

and living on (in my)

Sweet memories

the cruelest kind

a melancholy daydream

of love that never dies

 

I've got your

sweet memories

a sweet reverie

sweet memories

I'll have you

cause you'll stay with me

 

and I cried and cried

the whole night long

I'm hollow and run dry

I gotta keep holding on

and holding on (to your)

Sweet memories

of your hand in mine

and all that's left for me

is to say goodbye

say goodbye

I've gotta say goodbye

say goodbye

say goodbye

say goodbye

 
Peace In Pieces

Oh, in the mornin'

I arise and face the light

and the Slow Burn smoke stings my eyes.

You see, I resist the urge

of wishing to turn back the hands of time...

 

But fate favors the brave.

I will heal again.

Though I've been broken,

that's how the light gets in.

Breathe deep, let go,

repeat and I know

I'll find peace in pieces.

Well, what's this duality

where my dark meets the light?

Strange reality.

How can I rise?

I find my strength in the fight

and I'm being purified by the fire.

 

Cause fate favors the brave.

I will heal again.

Though I've been broken,

that's how the light gets in.

Breathe deep, let go,

repeat and I know

I'll find peace in pieces.

 

Let Go or Be Dragged

Try to resist the way you love me

The way you love me

Cause it hurts so bad

And I can’t fight the fever

You make me feel things

That I never have

Find myself alone 

I bend a little more

I gotta let it go

Or be dragged

Two tender lonesome souls

Highly combustible 

I tried to let it go

But you struck a match

 

Chorus:

Put out the fire baby

Put out the fire baby

You can walk away 

But you left a fire burnin’

Put out the fire baby

Put out the fire baby

You just walked away 

But you left a fire burnin’

fire burnin’

fire burnin’

 

Twisted words and tangles lines

You captivated my heart

Time to detach

Carelessly intoxicated

Memories created

Thought I met my match

 

Gotta let it go

 gotta let it go

let God and let it go

Or be dragged

Two tender lonesome souls

Highly combustible 

I tried to let it go

you struck a match

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Runnin’ Back To You

Darlin’ you are my everything

You shook me like an earthquake

And I wanna stay

And baby sometimes goodbye’s a cruel mistake

And I can’t stand the heartache

Chorus:

So I keep runnin’

I keep runnin’

I keep runnin’ back to you

Though I wander

Though I’m weary

I keep runnin’ back to you

Runnin’ back to you

 

They say that love’s a foolish game

And losin’ your hand babe,

 is too hard to take

So baby I’m layin’ in wait, laced with strength

Carelessly wagering my fate

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Every time I see your face

My heart it breaks

And I fall again

I can’t even stand the pain

Cause I love you baby 

I need you baby

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Feels So Good

Well, I turn up the music

And I put the petal down

Feel the cold wind blowin’ through my hair

As I leave this town

When heartbreak is the only road I’ve known 

I’m so glad I finally found my way home

 

Chorus:

And it makes me feel so good

Yes it makes me feel so good

Oh it makes me feel so good

Every single time

And it makes me feel so good

Yes it makes me feel so good

Oh it makes me feel so good

Every single time

 

I’m so grateful for this moment 

I smile and I breathe deep

You see I found all the love

 I wanted inside me

And I’ve got no particular place to go

I’m so glad I’ve finally found my way home

 

Repeat Chorus

 

Sweet Goodnight

Goodnight my love

Don’t say goodbye my love
I’ll sing your favorite lullaby

I have no regrets

Go on and take your rest

As we both let a quiet sigh

We’ll sing que sera sera

And it’ll be alright

As your spirit soars high

I’ll be bidding you

A sweet goodnight

And darlin I’ll sing your favorite lullaby

Darlin I’ll sing your favorite lullaby

 

And through a thousand dawns

Darlin’ I’ll love you more and more

As lonely days fade to midnights

The stars dance and glow

Mountain trees rustle

Crooning to me hymns of time gone by

 

They sing que sera sera

And it’ll be alright

As I gaze into the night

I’ll be bidding you

A sweet goodnight

And darlin I’ll sing your favorite lullaby

Darlin I’ll sing your favorite lullaby

Darlin I’ll sing your favorite lullaby

Darlin I’ll sing your favorite lullaby

 

Magnificent Hallucination

Darlin’ it’s all a dream

A leaf in a mountain stream

An illusionary scheme

By an infinite energy

 

Chorus:

You see every imagination 

Is an infusion

What a magnificent hallucination

A passing illusion

 

Come and go with me

Embrace the mystery

You’re right where you need to be

Appreciate everything

 

It’s a conscious fabrication

Winning and losing

What a magnificent hallucination

A passing illusion (4x)

 

Relax your mind with me

Inhale the light deeply

Release it peacefully

Try and just let it be

 

Darlin’ it’s all a dream

A leaf in a mountain stream

 

 

Shattered Dreams and Broken Toes

I dwell in the space between

Drifting unseen

In vexing memories 

And heavenly reveries

Invoke Aphrodite

Love streaming endlessly

Like a river cascading 

Reviving bleak  ravines

 

At least I try

I try (repeat)

 

The world is a left shoe 

and I am a right foot

A blistered drifter forced to roam

With shattered dreams and broken toes

And I strut a crooked street

Wandering out of key

Croon elusive melodies

To bourbon sodden seats

 

At least I try

I try (repeat)

 

What a fickle game we play 

If all the world’s a stage

Twisted grins and withered faith

Flicker as they fade

 

So I pour myself in concrete

Dive into the deep 

A peaceful reprieve 

From broken toes and shattered dreams

 

At least I try

I try (repeat)

 

 

 

Rising Strong

You know I’ve been down some lonely roads

With shattered dreams and broken toes 

But better days are coming this I know

My marrow’s composed of steel and stone

Forged in fire

Now it’s breaking holds

I can feel the joy rising in my soul

 

I’m rising strong

Righting my wrongs

I can’t let em keep me down for too long

From the ashes, baby

I’m getting ready to fly

 

I’m rising strong

Facing the dawn

No I never stay down for too long

And like a phoenix rises

I’m getting ready to fly

Oh lord I’m like a phoenix rising

Getting ready to fly

 

I’ve been down

But don’t count me out

I come back stronger

Standing tall and proud

I can feel the joy rising 

In me now

 

I’m rising strong

Righting my wrongs

I can’t let em keep me down for too long

From the ashes, baby

I’m getting ready to fly

 

I’m rising strong

Facing the dawn

No I never stay down for too long

And like a phoenix rises

I’m getting ready to fly

Oh lord I’m like a phoenix rising

Getting ready to fly

 

 

Fireflies

Love me

Love me ’til the moon rise

And hold me

Hold me ‘til the fire dies

And like fireflies

We’ll shine

In spite of the night

 

Trust me 

When I say we’ll be alright

Nothing seems as damned in the sun

Oh and that’s where you belong

That’s where we belong

Let me take you home

 

Chorus;

And I will pave your way with roses

And I will make your favorite home cooked meals

And we can stay out playing music 

By the fire

Darling 

reach deep in your pockets

Your peace 

is too costly to spend

And I need you to know

If you feel alone

Just come on home

 

Repeat Chorus

 

‘Til the Storm Passes By

In the dark of the midnight 

Have I oft’ hid my face

While the storm howls above me

And there’s no hiding place

Mid the crash of the thunder 

Precious Lord, hear my cry

Keep me safe

‘Til the storm passes by

 

Many times evil whispers 

That there’s no need to try

Because there’s no end of sorrow

There’s no hope by and by

But I know you are with me

And tomorrow I’ll rise

Where the storms

Never darken the skies

 

Chorus:

‘Til the storm passes over

 

‘Til the thunder sounds no more

‘Til the clouds roll forever from the sky

Hold me fast, let me stand

In the hollow of thy hand

Keep me safe ‘til the storm passes by

 

When the long night has ended

And the storm sounds no more

Let me stand in thy presence

On that bright and peaceful shore

In the land where the tempest

Never comes, Lord May I

Dwell with thee ‘til the storm passes by

 

Repeat Chorus

© 2019 by The Betty Fox Band

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