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If I Could Only Write A Song
      (written by Mike Bryant)
(key of E)

If I could only write a song
That would make the whole world listen to me

I've been so many places
And I've seen so many faces in a crowd
So many blank expressions
While the world just slips by them all the while
They never realize the difference
That they could make
If they would only stop and try
And this song that I'm singing, is just my way
To have people ask the question why

(Chorus)

If I could only write a song
And bring the thought of peace to people's minds
If only they could see that love
Is the only way that a mountains ever climbed
I'd write a song of happiness
And send it out for all the world to see
If only I could write a song
That would make the whole world listen to me

(Musical Break)

In my song there'd be no hunger
Around the world there'd be plenty food to eat
And the homeless on the streets would have shelter
And they'd have shoes upon their feet
In the world there'd be no violence
There'd be a kind word for every stranger that you
meet
If I could only write a song
That would make the whole world listen to me

(Chorus)

If I could only write a song
And bring the thought of peace to people's minds
If only they could see that love
Is the only way that a mountains ever climbed
I'd write a song of happiness
And send it out for all the world to see
If only I could write a song
That would make the whole world listen to me

I'd write a song of happiness
And send it out for all the world to see
If I could only write a song
That would make the whole world listen to me

Yes if I could only write a song
That would make the whole world listen to me
A Cowboy Hides His Pain
 (written by Mike Bryant)
(key of D)

They opened up that shoot
And that ole' cowboy
Has the worst ride of his life
As he's tossed around on that old bull
He hits the ground and breaks something inside
But he just picks himself up off the ground
The people cheer and call his name
He smiles and waves his hat
Cause this old cowboy's
Really good at hiding pain

While a cowboy earns his living on the road
His wife's home burning the fires
Hoping that he'll come home soon
She prays that this time love makes him retire
But restlessness deep in his soul
Is something that a woman's love can't tame
She cries as he heads down the road
But that old cowboys
Good at hiding all his pain

(Chorus)
How long can their love survive
When he's not there to rekindle her flame
It's coming down when he must choose
Her love over that rodeo fame

But once again he's left her
And she swears, this time will be the last
She throws her suitcase in the car
With tear filled eyes she never glances back
He tries calling her again
When no one answers
He just bows his head in shame
He'll pick up his hat and carry on alone
The cowboy's good at hiding pain

(Musical Break)

He'll pick up his hat and carry on alone
The cowboy's good at hiding pain
Can You Walk The Walk
   (written by Thomas Long / Mike Bryant)
(key of D/E/F#)

(Chorus)
Now tell me
Can you walk the walk
And walk where Jesus leads you
Can you talk the talk
And tell people about Jesus
Cause when he died on Calvary
Jesus died for you and me
Can you walk the walk
And talk the talk
So that others can be free

Oh now
Jesus preached the gospel
And he healed the folks in need
They say he walked on water
And ten thousand he did feed
And when they nailed him to the cross
He cried "Father please forgive"
This was your plan for all mankind
So in their hearts my spirit lives

(Chorus)
Now tell me
Can you walk the walk
And walk where Jesus leads you
Can you talk the talk
And tell people about Jesus
Cause when he died on Calvary
Jesus died for you and me
Can you walk the walk
And talk the talk
So that others can be free

(Modulate)
(Musical Break)

Well they laid his body in the tomb
Or so the story goes
Thunder crashed and angels sang
As on the third day he arose
He ascended up to Heaven
Guided by his father's hand
But he left behind his love for us
And his footprints in the sand

(Chorus)
Now tell me
Can you walk the walk
And walk where Jesus leads you
Can you talk the talk
And tell people about Jesus
Cause when he died on Calvary
Jesus died for you and me
Can you walk the walk
And talk the talk
So that others can be free

Can you walk the walk
And talk the talk
So that others can be free
Believe In Him
   (written by Mike Bryant)

When you think that you're forsaken
And if you think that you are lost
If there's no one else too turn to
If there's one who cares
It's God
If you need a strong firm shoulder
Or a sympathetic ear
Just believe in him, he'll guide you
And he'll be there year after year

(Chorus)
Oh believe in him
Yes believe in him
Cause God gave his only son
To wash away our sins
Oh believe in him
Yes believe in him
He'll always be there just for you
If you believe in him

(Musical Break)
(Modulate)

It's been written written in the Bible
Of God's mercy
And it tells time after time
About his love
And it's been promised us
We'll have a home in Heaven
If we'll believe in him
We'll walk with God above

(Chorus)
Oh believe in him
Yes believe in him
Cause God gave his only son
To wash away our sins
Oh believe in him
Yes believe in him
He'll always be there just for you
If you believe in him
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The Snowman
  (written by Mike Bryant)
(key of D)

This tales about a Texas boy
Down by the Rio Grande
Who'd never seen a Christmas white with snow
His mother she would smother him
With gifts on Christmas Eve
But he never got the one thing he wanted so

He'd write a letter every year
To Senior Santa Claus
For snow so he could go outside and sleigh
And build a snowman in the yard
For all the town to see
Then the little boy
He had a thought one day

(Chorus)
A snowman made with boxes
There were three each different size
For a nose he placed a carrot
And black buttons for his eyes
A sombrero placed upon his head
For arms, branches were hanging down
The snowman that he made
Was the talk of that small town

(Musical Break)

The tale about that Texas boy
Is still talked about today
It was magic
That old snowman brought they say
For the first time in remembrance
The biggest snow covered the sand
And a snowman stood in every yard
In that town by the Rio Grande

(Chorus)
A snowman made with boxes
There were three each different size
For a nose he placed a carrot
And black buttons for his eyes
A sombrero placed upon his head
For arms, branches were hanging down
They Snowman that he made
Was the talk of that small town

A sombrero placed upon his head
For arms, branches were hanging down
The Snowman that he made
Was the talk of that small town

The snowman that he made    
Was the talk of that small town
A Wonderland Christmas
       (written by Mike Bryant)
(key of C)

There's a place somewhere I know
Up where the north winds blow
Where kindness fills the air
Every day of every year

Where the people one and all
Still believe in Santa Claus
I picture people holding hands
In a little town called Wonderland

Children in the streets
Smiling faces, busy feet
They're playing in the snow
And being friends
All the stars up in the sky
Are smiling down tonight
On that little town up north
Called Wonderland

(Musical Break)

Every night I seem to go there
In my dreams
And everywhere there's love
Love waits for me

The snow is falling light
In that little town tonight
Up there in Wonderland
It seems love has made a stand
So Merry Christmas
To one and all
From Wonderland
Rattlesnake Church
   (written by Thomas Long / Mike Bryant)
(key of G)

Last year I took a trip down south
To visit kin of mine
And that Sunday we attended church
Lord that church was hard to find
From outside we heard the shoutin'
Praise The Lord, we heard em' shout
Well we walked right in and found a pew
To see what it was all about

(Chorus)
All the people were a dancin''
And they were jumpin' in the isle
Why that snake was wrapped around his arm
And all that preacher did was smile
I've seen a lot of things that's strange
But what beats them by a mile
Is that preacher with a rattlesnake
Come walkin' down the isle

(Musical Break)

At first I couldn't quite make out
What the commotion was about
My sister screamed and said "Lord God"
And my mama's teeth fell out
Why that preacher had a rattlesnake
And he was heading right towards me
Well I sure didn't let no grass grow
As I jumped that pew to leave

(Chorus)
All the people were a-dancin'
And they were jumpin' in the isle
Why that snake was wrapped around his arm
And all that preacher did was smile
I've seen a lot of things that's strange
But what beats them by a mile
Is that preacher with a rattlesnake
Come walkin' down the isle

Well we hit that door so hard
It nearly tore it off it's hinge
I never saw mama run that fast
And my sister lost her wig
We piled in the car and tore for home
I was in a real big rush
A sign read
"Welcome Ya'll To Rattlesnake Church"
Come Back And Be With Us
Amen
A Single Yellow Rose
     (written b Mike Bryant)

There's a marker on a piece of ground
On that marker, a name I've known so well
Beside the marker, there lies a single yellow rose
I place it there this time once a year
To let her know, I'm thinking of her still
It's for my mama
That I place this single yellow rose

(Chorus)
Oh, a single yellow rose to mark the memory
In remembrance of the one
Who filled our home so full of life
So many years she has been gone now
But all her love's still in my heart
And it's just this single yellow rose
To mark the spot

(Musical Break)

I feel her presence in that old home place
And it's her presence
That gives my life such grace
It's that presence
That makes me feel she's still around
I wasn't there, to say my last goodbye
And it still haunts me
Not being by her side
As I leave a single yellow rose
These tears I cry


(Chorus)
Oh, a single yellow rose to mark the memory
In remembrance of the one
Who filled our home so full of life
So many years she has been gone now
But all her love's still in my heart
And it's just this single yellow rose
To mark the spot

So many years she has been gone now
But all her love's still in my heart
And it's just this single yellow rose
To mark the spot
911 Please Connect Me To Heaven
   (written by Thomas Long, Mike Bryant)
                                    
(key of C)

(Spoken)
Hello
You have reached
The 911 emergency request line to Heaven
How may I help you today

(Sing)
Operator
Is there a line open to Heaven
Oh is Jesus able to talk to me awhile
Could you please connect me
To the golden throne up high
Because there's questions on my mind to
           find out why

Operator
I'm so confused and need his guidance
Because down here they've taken God out of
             the scene
And I've read the words that's written in the
            Bible, Oh dear Lord
In Revalations
But I'm confused at what it means

(Chorus)
So I'm dialing 911
In hopes to get a line to Heaven
Because I need to talk to Jesus for awhile
It's said he died for all our sins
But now we need him here again
Can't he hear the prayers of his people
                through the clouds

911
Please connect me straight to glory
And please make my connection true and strong
I need to find out why
So many innocents have to die
When evil has it's way to doin' wrong

(Musical Break)

(Chorus)
So I'm dialing 911
In hopes to get a line to Heaven
Because I need to talk to Jesus for awhile
It's said he died for all our sins
But now we need him here again
Can't he hear the prayers of his people
                through the clouds
Jesus Take My Hand
     (just one more time)
         (written by Mike Bryant)
(key of C)

Jesus hold my hand
Come and lead me
Cause I'm confused and I'm losing my way
I don't know what to do
So Lord I'm praying to you
Please help me with each step that I take

(Chorus)
Cause there's an ocean I can't seem to
            cross now
And there's a mountain that I just
           can't climb
On my knees Lord I pray
That you'll show me the way
Please Jesus take my hand
Just one more time

(Musical Break)

You healed the blind so they could see
The lame to walk so please heal me
For my heart needs peace to carry on
You give us rain to make things grow
You give us sun for warmth and so
I know that you can give me love
And lead me home

(Chorus)
Cause there's an ocean I can't seem to
            cross now
And there's a mountain that I just
           can't climb
On my knees Lord I pray
That you'll show me the way
Please Jesus take my hand
Just one more time

Please Jesus take my hand
Just one more time
A Star In The East
 (written by Mike Bryant)
(key of C)

There's a star in the East
And it shines high above
And it hails of peace and of love
There's a star
There's a star

And the shepherds of old
Take their flocks and they go
They're in search of a child king foretold
This I know
This I know

(Chorus)
There's a babe in a manger so far far away
He was born as the Savior of man
So bring him your gifts and worship him here
'Neath the star in the town Bethlehem

There's a babe and he lays
In a manger of hay
As his mother kneels silently there
And she prays
And she prays

And the wise men they stare
In wonder and awe
Giving thanks to the father so far
Past the star
Past the star

(Chorus)
And the babe in a manger so far far away
He was born as the Savior of man
So bring him your gifts and worship him here
'Neath the star in the town Bethlehem

There's a star in the East
And it shines high above
And it hails of peace and of love
There's a star
There's a star
There's a star
There's a star
There's a star
I Saw Santa In A Country Bar
          (written by Mike Bryant)
(key of C)

Hey boys listen let me tell you
What this country boy just saw
I went into that rundown bar
You know the one right down the block
When I walked inside I saw the strangest
               thing
That I think I ever saw
I saw my ex-wife dancing cheek to cheek
With a man called Santa Claus

(Chorus)
Well he was dressed in pure red velvet
He wore boots and a funny hat
And when they went into a dip
I could swear I heard him laugh
For a big fat man he could surely move
He was spry as an old tom cat
They danced and whirled the old two-step
Near the table where I was at

(Musical Break)

Yeah boys listen let me tell you
I just couldn't believe my eyes
When they went outside
I was close behind
To where he had his reindeer tied
Well he helped her in his big ole sleigh
And with a click they were in the air
Now don't look at me like I'm insane
I haven't had a drink I swear

(Chorus)
Well he was dressed in pure red velvet
He wore boots and a funny hat
And when they went into a dip
I could swear I heard him laugh
For a big fat man he could surely move
He was spry as an old tom cat
They danced and whirled the old two-step
Near the table where I was at

(Chorus)
Well he was dressed in pure red velvet
He wore boots and a funny hat
And when they went into a dip
I could swear I heard him laugh
For a big fat man he could surely move
He was spry as an old tom cat
They danced and whirled the old two-step
Near the table where I was at

I saw her leave that country bar
With a man called Santa Claus
This Purple Heart
   (written by Thomas Long / Mike Bryant)
(key of D)

This purple heart upon my chest
Stands for my share of hell
We faced the torture and the test
How could they tell us that we failed

(Chorus)
We knew not where the enemy lay
A shot rang out and I fell
How long did I live
In unconscious days
Only to return back to hell

(Music - 4 Bars)

The day was hot the air was foul
A jungle that would give no breath
With tired bodies we pushed on somehow
While all around us there lay death

I flew home on a Red Cross plane
Arose from my bed
To see my homeland
"God Bless America I Pray"
And may her freedom ever stand

(Chorus)
We knew not where the enemy lay
A shot rang out and I fell
How long did I live
In unconscious days
Only to return back to hell

(Musical Break)

We might as well be on our way
For in our minds can be no peace
We fight to live another day
And hope from our pain
We'll find relief

(Chorus)
We knew not where the enemy lay
A shot rang out and I fell
How long did I live
In unconscious days
Only to return back to hell

(Chorus)
We knew not where the enemy lay
A shot rang out and I fell
How long did I live
In unconscious days
Only to return back to hell
My Last Rodeo
 written by Mike Bryant

(Chorus)
I've rode my last rodeo
I've traveled down that last lonely road
Because when it came to choosing
Between broken bones and you
I guess I've rode my last rodeo

When I called you back in Houston
I tried to give you all my love
But we ended up just fightin'
And now you're all that I think of
Riding bulls and bustin' broncs
And each time I'm thrown in three
It took a lot of busted bones and pain
To finally make me see

(Chorus)
I've rode my last rodeo
I've traveled down that last lonely rode
Because when it came to choosing
Between broken bones and you
I guess I've rode my last rodeo

(Musical Break)
(Modulate)

A cowboy's dream is winning
That belt buckle made of gold
But metal on a lonely night
Can make a heart grow cold
So I've left this dream behind me
And I'm coming home to you
I know I'll miss the rodeo
But it's something I must do

(Chorus)
I've rode my last rodeo
I've traveled down that last lonely road
Because when it came to choosing
Between broken bones and you
I guess I've rode m last rodeo

Because when it came to choosing
Between broken bones and you
I guess I've rode my last rodeo
Standing In The Light Of His Grace
  (written by Mike Bryant)

There's a light at the end of every tunnel
And there's a road that each of us must take
And the choices we make are either right or
        they're wrong
But we're all standing in the light of his grace

Cause he created us all free to make our choices
We can love or we can hate, we must decide
And if the choice we make should be the wrong one
It's because of Jesus sacrifice
We can come back to his side

(Chorus)
We're all standing in the light of his grace
His love for us is never out of place
He feels our joys and pains
He provides us with all things
We're all standing in the light of his grace

(Musical Break)

He was there when his son Jesus fed the hungry
With fish and bread he fed them everyone
And when young David went to fight Goliath
He had his faith in God
And so victory was won

(Chorus)
We're all standing in the light of his grace
His love for us is never out of place
He feels our joys and pains
He provides us with all things
We're all standing in the light of his grace

Yes we're all standing in the light of God's grace
Knock And God Will Let You In
      (written by Mike Bryant)
(key of C / D)

When we think about the laws that Moses
Brought down the mountain
On those slabs of stone
The laws that God had written for our future
Were carved from fire
The Lord himself had thrown
They were his laws for all of us to live by
So we'd be sure to reach our final home
But even then the Lord knew we would stumble
So he sent to us someone to lead us on

(Chorus)
God sent us
Jesus as a teacher
He was a leader and a guide
He taught about the love in Heaven
That just his father could provide
He said to reach my fathers gates
Believe This promise for all men
Seek you'll find,
Then ask and you'll be given
Knock and God will let you in

(Musical Break)
(Modulate)

When we read the Holy Bible
And try to understand the words within
All of us must first accept that Jesus
Was sent to us as Savior for all men
We must believe the things that Jesus taught us
In the words of
Matthew, Mark and Luke and John
And believe he died for us on Calvary
And sacrificed himself to lead us home

(Chorus)
God sent us
Jesus as a teacher
He was a leader and a guide
He taught about the love in Heaven
That just his father could provide
He said to reach my fathers gates
Believe This promise for all men
Seek you'll find,
Then ask and you'll be given
Knock and God will let you in

Seek you'll find,
Then ask and you'll be given
Knock and God will let you in
A Baby Has Been Born
        (written by Mike Bryant)
(key of G)

There was a tiny little stable
That stood in Bethlehem one day
Where a couple seeking shelter
Would birth a baby in the hay
And if you looked inside that stable
Then by "God" you were forwarned
That you would witness a great miracle
Cause the Son of God was born

(Chorus)
Can't you hear the Angels singing
Their wondrous songs of praise and glory
As they celebrate this day that Christ is born
And a star lights up the Heavens
As it guides them all to him
For they come to witness this childs birth
There in that stable so forlorn

(Musical Break)

The time had come that all the prophets
Had all told stories for so long
It was told that he would come to teach
A better way than what they'd known
The shephards came
And soon the wisemen too
To see the place in which he lay
They gathered round a tiny manger
To worship Jesus in the hay

(Chorus)
Can't you hear the Angels singing
Their wondrous songs of praise and glory
As they celebrate this day that Christ is born
And a star lights up the Heavens
As it guides them all to him
For they come to witness this childs birth
There in that stable so forlorn

Can't you hear the Angels singing
As they praise the birth of God's own son
In a stable there in Bethlehem
A promise made by God was done
A Christmas Jubalee
  (written by Mike Bryant
          & Thomas Long)
(key of C/D)

I live up in the mountains
In a cabin in the hills
Just me and my old dog named blue
We don't mind the winter chill
Christmastime's a comin'
With my banjo on my knee
There'll be Christmas carols and popcorn
A real Christmas jubalee

It's ten below this morning
But with my old dog by my side
We'll get a Christmas turkey
That we'll cook tomorrow night
On Christmas Day the neighbors
Will all gather by the tree
We'll all give thanks and then we'll have
A Christmas jubalee

(Modulate)

Outside the wolves are howling
It seems they're singing their own songs
Listening to the music
That we're playin' in our home
Praising Jesus Christ our Lord
Just the way that it should be
While the snow outside is falling
Insides a Christmas jubalee

(Chorus)
Joy to the world
The Lord has come
To give unto us
Love through his only son
And so we give our prayers and thanks
To all this Christmas Eve
We pray that people everywhere
Have a Christmas jubalee

(Musical Break)

And so we give our prayers and thanks
To all this Christmas Eve
We pray that people everywhere
Have a Christmas jubalee
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