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How can you expect
People in their right minds
To not see between the cracks
And notice that there’s something missing?
Wouldn’t you agree now is the right time
To be all that we can be?
Come and dream with me
That we were all together
In perfect unity
But we are torn apart
By things that do not matter
And time is running out for us to see
We gotta turn this life around
Turn this life around
Turn this life around
Take a look around can you tell me
Why does it take a tragedy
To bring us all together?
Who can change a heart
Change a motivation?
Take it right back to the start
Come and dream with me
That we were all together
In perfect unity following the maker

© Paul Colman 2000 (control)
Writing Location: Melbourne, Vic/Cooma, NSW

In the Middle

I get confused I can’t use the word religion
‘Cause it’s been used to signify fear
But I’m telling you hey! I’m a believer
I seek the truth that’s found in a Holy Saviour
Yeah but
Sometimes I feel like I’m in the middle
I’m not good enough for you
Not dirty enough for some
Sometimes I feel like I’m in the middle
Not safe enough for you
Not crazy enough for some
And the good news is that somebody loves you
But I’ve been abused
For just saying a little three-letter word like God
Have you read the news?
Some people don’t get your love
And I’m just like you
But I understand what they’re feeling
Yeah ’cause

© Paul Colman 2000
Writing Location: Melbourne, VIC

The Sun, the Stars & the Moon

Do you believe it’s true
It all depends on you?
If you were to fall down
We wouldn’t know what to do?
I’m a lonely soul
I’m a lonely soul
When I think I’m alone
I want to be the moon
‘Cause it reflects the sun
Don’t want to be the star
That shines on everyone
I want to be with you
‘Cause you’re the only one
Who heals my lonely soul
Have you ever got
Everything you want?
Well did you fake a grin
And feel you lose when you win?

© Paul Colman 2000
Writing Location: San Diego, CA/Melbourne, VIC

Live It!

Do you know how it feels
To bow your head and kneel
And feel you connected
With something that’s real?
Do you know what I’m saying
When I say that some people are praying
To a God in Heaven
But I wonder if they’re listening?
Gotta live it, I, I, I gotta live it
You say there is a God who loves the world
If you believe it say I, I, I gotta live it
And let it show all around the world
I hear people saying
To all the people praying
Come down to the valley
Don’t stay up on the mountain

© Paul Colman 2000
Writing Location: Melbourne, Vic/Cooma NSW

Satisfied?

Are you looking for me
Are you looking for me?
Or are you looking for me
To try to prove you’re right?
Are you praying for me
Are you praying for me?
Or are you praying for you
So you can feel alright?
Or can you just be
Satisfied with me?
Are you really satisfied?
‘Cause I know what I know
Are you running alone
Are you running alone?
Are you running alone and nobody knows?
Are you hungry for love
Are you hungry for love?
Are you hungry for love or Satisfied?
I wish you could be
Satisfied with me
Are you really satisfied?
‘Cause I know what I know
I know high from low

© Paul Colman 2000
Writing Location: Melbourne, VIC

Here 4 Life (Crimson Clover)

Everyday I see the sun begin to shine
Every way I give what’s yours and yours is mine
When I say that it’s too fast I’m left behind
Walk a little bit nearer
Gonna play another song and take my time
Every way I give the best that I can find
Can I make a love that stays, reflects divine?
Hold a little bit closer grow a little bit older
And I know that I’m here for life
It ain’t over
And I’m here for life
Can I say the words and know that you will hear?
Would it pay to say the words that show my fear?
When I know you’ve seen my worst but hold me dear
And your touches are healing
Overcome what I’m feeling
Now I know that I’m here for life
It ain’t over
And I’m here for life
Crimson clover
I am here for life
Walk a little bit nearer held a little bit dearer
When I think of your crimson clover
Bleeding growing dying I know I can live

© Grant Norsworthy/Paul Colman 2000
Writing Location: Melbourne, VIC

Same Mistakes

Waiting on a white cloud
Looking for an easy ride
A valley with no pain
Don’t seek but let me hide
You say it’s over now so don’t try
To take me back there again
I found a new way to fly
A new love by my side
We’re compatible she’s so sweet
She swept me right off my feet
But are you making the same mistakes?
With somebody new?
It’s funny how the first time
You want to ask all your friends
Do you really think it’s time?
Do you hear the wedding bells?
But when it all falls apart
You say you want to be alone
And anyone who disagrees
Is stopping you from moving on
Baby I know you want to run from the pain
You say he’s never gonna hurt me again
I have no condemnation for you
My precious child there’s tears here for you
Is there a restoration spirit?
‘Cause I’d love to see you smile again
So don’t go making the same mistakes 
With somebody new

© Paul Colman 2000
Writing Location: Melbourne, Vic/Terrigal, NSW

Sundown

You say you want to be lonely
You say you want to be
You say you want to be lonely
No me no me only you there
You say you want to be angry
You say you want to be
You say you want to be angry
That you don’t want to rely on me
But we can work this out
Leave your gift there at the altar brother yeah
Don’t let the sun go down on this today
Don’t let the sun go down today
Don’t let the sun go down on this today
You say you want to tell others
You say you want to tell
You say you want to tell others
All the things you say I’ve done to you
But we should work this out
Leave your gift there at the altar sister yeah
We should work this out
I’ll be here listening to your every whisper yeah

© Paul Colman 2000
Writing Location: Sydney, NSW/Melbourne, VIC

I Dream

I closed my eyes again
And I fought this traffic jam
And I tried to slow this engine down
But just like all last night I felt injustice bite
One body one chance one country at a time
And no rewind button
I dreamed of things I’m yet to be
And of angel wings that carried me
From suffering and agony to eternity
I dreamed that you were next to me
And all your scars refused to bleed
I dreamed that love and peace had power
Over fear and bitterness
I dreamed I saw a million angels
Coming forth to rescue me
Singing welcome home my faithful servant
Tantalizing images I dream
The sky was like an angry bruise
That wouldn’t let the sunlight loose
And bring us healing and take the swelling down
And these were years of insurrection
Of condemnation and disconnection
Refusing to believe you’d paid the tab for me
Unhappiness is here defined
To know the truth but to stay behind
And to burn your invitation to the promised land
I dreamed the dove of peace was chosen
Over fear and weaponry
I dreamed someone could raise a family
Never fearing tragedy
I dreamed I saw a million angels
Intercepting evil schemes
Of love and comfort never ending
Everlasting images I dream
I dreamed I saw a million angels
Breaking through the clouds of grey
The sweetest sounds of hallelujah
Came and stole these blues away
I dreamed I saw a million angels
Coming forth to rescue me
Singing welcome home my faithful servant
Singing words I long to hear
I dreamed I saw a million angels
Intercepting evil schemes
Love and comfort never ending
Everlasting images I dream

© Paul Colman 2000
Writing Location: Melbourne, VIC

 The One

When I was young I used to go to everyone
Just to try to find a love
Something real something I could really feel
I tried to fill the blackest hole
In this heart of mine
I ran and ran around the world
To see who I could find
Are you the One I’ve been looking for?
The One I’ve been searching for?
The One I’ve been looking for?
Every time I’d say that I was super fine
But if you took a look inside
You would see the opposite of harmony
I was crying for a melody
I just needed you to be the song
I looked at you and shut the door
Well maybe I was wrong
You’re the kind of one
Who’s gonna push right through
You’re gonna steal my heart
Then I won’t know what to do
I try to build a wall I try to keep you out
But you keep on coming
And you won’t slow down
I’ve never really known how a love can feel
I got the walls of a city and a heart of steel
You take the city gates
And you push right through
And I try to stop your loving
Even though I want you to

© Grant Norsworthy/Paul Colman 2000
Writing Location: Melbourne, VIC

 Save Me

Save Me
All alone all alone all alone I’m so alone
I’m afraid I’m afraid I’m afraid I’m so afraid
But I believe I believe I believe I do believe
There has to be a better way
You tell me love tell me love is on the way
If I look if I look if I look a certain way
But what if I what if I what if I can’t look
I can’t look a certain way?
Save me somebody save me
Save me save me for tomorrow angel
Save me somebody save me
‘Cause I can’t walk another mile
Unless you save me
Money buys money buys me things
Things I love things I need things I want
Things set me free
And when I’m free when I’m free I can be with
The one’s I love so set me free
And if it was if it was if it was as simple as this
Why would they why would she why would he
Just pull the pin?
And take a life take a life well there must be
Something more than what we see
Reach out reach out you can reach out to me
You know you can reach out to me


Words & Music © Paul Colman 2000
Instrumental Music section © Paul Colman,
Grant Norsworthy and Phil Gaudion 2000
Writing location: Brisbane, Qld/Melbourne, Vic

Save the Best for Me

Precious flower in my hand
I wanted love always at my command
But in you saw a freedom light
That I could smother if I hold on tight
So say what you want
Do what you can
But save the best for me
You’re my home you’re my resting place
The shadow where I hide this face
You have opened up the freedom door
I know you well but I’m wanting more
So be who you are
Do what you will
But save the best for me
I feel your love washing over me
You’re here with me
Healing water wash over me
You’re here with me
So say what you want
And be who you are
Do what you will
But save the best for me
I’ll save the best for you

© Paul Colman/Andy Sorenson 2000
Writing Location: Terrigal, NSW

Pray

Do you want to know what I see
When I pray and I bow on my knees?
A grand design a master plan
There’s a sea of broken people
An empty church and a crooked steeple
They say I’m a fool
If I say He’s going to save me
Well you say all the world has
Rejected truth and all that God has
Set aside for us to be
And if I am his reflection
With all my imperfections
Well I can’t call myself
Anything but just forgiven
Pray with me one more time tonight
Pray we’ll be walking in the light of love
And if you say that Jesus is alive
Then he’s walking right there by your side
Then why do you ask WWJD?
I want to take the walls of the church
Knock them down and build a bridge across
The valley we created
Our religion crucified Him
Pray with me one more time tonight
Pray we’ll be walking in the light of love
Pray that we’re not the ones to judge
Pray with me one more time tonight
A witness is something you are
Not something you do
And if you are following Jesus then
You’re in full-time ministry too
The gospel is NOT the story of Jesus
It’s Jesus Himself
I’m always on a missions trip
And Jesus plus nothing equals everything

© Paul Colman 2000
Writing Location: Melbourne, VIC