Lyrics

Lyrics from the new album by Rick Norman entitled, “Cue The Birds”.
(*All words and music by Rick Norman unless otherwise noted)

  1. Any Way I Can
  2. The Edge of the Western World
  3. In My Room
  4. Juniper Road
  5. Before the Ghost
  6. To Lay Down by Your Side
  7. Sunset Motel
  8. Think
  9. When I was an Angel
  10. Your Broken Heart
  11. Is There Enough Love in the World

 

1. ANY WAY I CAN

You say you can’t talk you really have to go
It’s the same old story that I know
It was nice of me to call I hear it every time
The same old static on my line

And when we’re on the phone
You say you’re not alone to me
You hang me up, you bring me down
But baby I’ll stick around….girl

I want you, I need you, I’ll take you any way I can
I want you, I need you, I’ll take you any way I can

I’m waitin’ by your door to ask you to the show
You say you’d like to make it but you can’t go
You’ve made some other plans maybe next time
The same old echo in my mind

You say you’ve got to run
To go and meet someone tonight
What can I say, what can I do
I’ve gotta get through to you…girl

I want you, I need you, I’ll take you any way I can
I want you, I need you, I’ll take you any way I can

And though you won’t see me
I know there’s got to be some way
To get to you, to come to me
Baby why can’t you see….girl

I want you, I need you, I’ll take you any way I can
I want you, I need you, I’ll take you any way I can

I want you
I want you
I want you – any way I can

2. THE EDGE OF THE WESTERN WORLD (HEAD HUNTER)

I was standing on the edge for the western world
When I heard the news today
Gidget bought the farm, along with Bonnie’s dad
And Hunter’s blown himself away

So light up all the candles and shoot off every gun
We were looking for the answers ended up on the run
So fire all the cannons and beat on every drum
It ain’t over till it’s over it ain’t done till it’s done

I was thinking about a time, around 1969
When we tried to start a brand new day
Love was in our hearts, and peace was on our minds
How did we let so much slip away

So light up all the candles and shoot off every gun
We were looking for the answers ended up on the run
So fire all the cannons and bang on every drum
It ain’t over till it’s over it ain’t done till it’s done

Now the winters coming down on the western world
Like a dream turned cold and gray
If I read between the lines I recognize the signs
Why did we let so much slip away

So light up all the candles and shoot off every gun
We finally found redemption and a place in the sun
So strike up all the bands now and count to 21
Cause it’s over when it’s over yes it’s done when it’s done

I was standing on the edge for the western world
When I heard the news today

3. IN MY ROOM
*Brian Wilson & Gary Usher

There’s a world where I can go and tell my secrets to
In my room, in my room

In this world I lock out all my worries and my fears
In my room, in my room

Do my dreaming and my scheming
Lie awake and pray
Do my crying and my sighing
Laugh at yesterday

Now it’s dark and I’m alone but I won’t be afraid
In my room, in my room
In my room, in my room
In my room, in my room

4. JUNIPER ROAD

I know a place where we can go
Not so far from here
And if you hold my hand, well friend
I can take you there

Be what you want to be
Always so much to see
Won’t you come along

The Sunshine sounds will fill the air
Thrilling one and all
Why wait the time is getting late
Can you hear the call?

Under a sky so blue, flowers of every hue – won’t you come along
Always the place to be, fills you with ecstasy – won’t you come along

Juniper Road is a place I know we can go
When anyone goes there
Everyone glows there, with all the love of the sun

Juniper Road is a the place I know we can go
When anyone goes there
Everyone glows there, with all the love of the sun

There is so much to do – won’t you come along
Always a song to sing, things worth remembering – won’t you come along
It is the place to be, fills you with ecstasy – won’t you come along
Floating your way down stream, hold on to all your dreams – Juniper Road

5. BEFORE THE GHOST

When I see her she tells me it’s alright
Words spoken low in the dark of night
She fills me up with a strange desire
When she holds me I’m on fire
We pretend it hasn’t come undone

Living in a world that’s gone now
Watch the dream fade awake
I don’t remember when
All of it began to break

And in my mind I think what’s true
I wonder what more could I do
She fills me up such a strange desire
Has a way sets my soul on fire
Did we get to close to the sun

Before the ghost there’s me and you
Before the ghost I thought I knew
We raised a glass and drank a toast
But that was time before the ghost

It’s the last night, last ride, last time baby for you

Before the ghost there’s me and you
Before the ghost I thought I knew
We raised a glass they drank a toast
But that was time before the ghost

It’s the last night, last ride, last time, baby for you
It’s the last night, last ride, last time, baby for you
It’s the last time, last time, last time, baby for you

6. TO LAY DOWN BY YOUR SIDE

I was not born to wander
A truth that I can’t hide
And I was put on God’s good earth
To lay down by your side
To lay down by your side

In life we look for meaning
And reasons to believe
So I push on trying to be strong
My heart upon my sleeve

Now I could search forever
Still would never find
A love so sweet and so complete
As your hand holding mine

I was not born to wander
A truth that I can’t hide
And I was put on God’s good earth
To lay down by your side
To lay down by your side

I stumble and I wonder
And try to see the rhyme
I’ve played the fool in search of cool
And wasted so much time

And all these things I hold to
They seem to mean so much
But none is true compared to you
And your love’s tender touch

Now I will stay forever
If Heaven would allow
Arm in arm safe from harm
We walk the Sea of Clouds

Yeah I was born to love you
That cannot be denied
And I was put on God’s good earth
To lay down by your side
To lay down by your side
To lay down by your side

7. SUNSET MOTEL

Some say it’s better late than never
But in my mind that means forever
Are you listening to be kind
Or are you wishing to be clever

They say all good things are worth the wait
Well cue the birds it’s getting’ late
I turn the key the rooms a mess
I come to find there’s just one guest

A last resort so say farewell
How did we end up at the Sunset Motel

Some say its better late than never
But in my mind that takes forever
Are you wishing to be kind
Or are you listening to be clever

This last resort so say farewell
How did we end up at the Sunset Motel

Sunset Motel
Feels like….
Sunset Motel
Feels like….

8. THINK

Think you’ve lost your nerve
The wounds they feel so deep
Be careful of that curve
The road ahead is steep

You’re standing on the edge
Before you reach the brink
Step back from the ledge
Don’t let your feelings sink
Remember to think
Just remember to think
Just remember …

Think you’ve lost your way
With no place left to go
You’re standing on the edge
Before you reach the brink
Step back from the ledge
Don’t let your feelings sink
Remember to think
Just remember to think
Just remember…

Remember…opening that door
Remember… it’s a killing floor
Remember… every breath you draw
Remember… what you’re looking for

Think you’re near the end
You feel untouched by grace
Time and time again
We all fall out of place

Your standing on the edge
Before you reach the brink
Step back from the ledge
Don’t let your feelings sink
Remember to think
Just remember to think
Just remember to think
Just remember…think

9. WHEN I WAS AN ANGEL

I was an angel who decided to fall
I wanted for nothing but I gave it up to have it all
I felt no cold, I knew no hunger
Would never grow old or be any younger
When I was an angel

I was an angel when I first saw her face
In that one moment I found the meaning of true grace
The touch of her hand the taste of her kiss
In my heart I knew what I’d miss
When I was an angel

I was an angel who decided to fall
This one angel needed her most of all

I was an angel and thought always would be
Because of her I found my own true destiny
Would never have felt such strong desire
She was the one who set my soul on fire
When I was an angel
When I was an angel
When I was an angel

10. YOUR BROKEN HEART

I heard the news from Dee, your boyfriends’ history
Think of the irony, since he stole you from me!
Friends say you’ve lost your mind, you’re crying all the time
Can you expect me to feel really bad for you

Still I wonder why I feel this way
I want to run to you so I can say that
I’ve come back to put together
All the pieces of your broken heart

Should l head to your place, to see you face to face
Can you and I restart or have you closed your heart
Friends say you’ve lost your mind, you’re crying all the time
Can you expect me to feel really bad for you

And I wonder why I feel this way
I want to run to you so I can say that
I’ve come back to put together
All the pieces of your broken heart
Yes I’ve come back to put together
All the pieces of your broken heart

When she left me for him
I prayed she’d sink not swim
He never did deserve her
I’ll be her life preserver

Only one way to know for sure
That’s why I’m banging on your front door
Cause I’ve come back to put together
All the pieces of your broken heart
Yes I’ve come back to put together
All those pieces of your broken heart

11. IS THERE ENOUGH LOVE IN THE WORLD

Is there enough love in the world
Is there enough love in the world
Is there enough love in the world…today

There comes a time we think about doing
Always dreaming about the days
Never think we know the power, the pieces we have

But I know that we could be the ones
Try to see what’s left undone
All the hope we have in our hands…imagine

Is there enough love in the world
Just look in your heart, that’s where it must start
Is there enough love in the world …to change

In time that love is true
We found that love is new
We find what love can do

All the dreams we try to find
But the biggest one is the piece/hat we can’t hide
It’s always in our hearts, but it’s waiting there for you to start

Is there enough love in the world
Is there enough love in the world
Is there enough love in the world…to dream

Is there enough love in the world
Just look in your heart, that’s where it must start
Is there enough love in the world …to change

Is there enough love in the world
Is there enough love in the world
Is there enough love in the world…today

Dream…Change…Today
Dream…Change…Today
Dream…Change…Today

Dream…Change…Today
Dream…Change…Today
Dream…Change…Today