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I DON’T KNOW WHY

I don’t know why you love me
I don’t know why you love me yeah
I don’t know why you love me
But I’m so glad you do yeah
I don’t know why you woo me
And when I hide pursue me
Why would you wanna choose me?
But I’m so glad you do, yes I’m so glad you do
(Whoah) Unbreakable, unshakeable love
(Whoah) Unfakeable, insatiable love
(Whoah) Impossible, wonderful
I don’t know why you still love me but you do
I don’t know why you forgive me
Seen all my worst still you want me, yeah
You’re taking the pain, it’s strange
But I’m so glad you do,
And I love you, yes I do
Yes I do
Yeah your love is amazing
Yeah your love is true
Yeah your love is amazing
I don’t know why you still love me
I searched the world to find greater love, than you
But none can be found

© Grant Norsworthy/Paul Colman/Phil Gaudion
Team Tasman Music / ASCAP (Administered by Fun Attic Music, Nashville, TN), Paul Colman Publishing / ASCAP (Administered by The Copyright Company, Nashville, TN). Phil Gaudion Music

SHOW ME THE REAL YOU

Show me the real you, I wanna see the real you
I’m here for the real thing and I wanna see the real you
Tell the real truth, I wanna hear the real truth
‘Cause I’m here for the real thing and I wanna hear the real truth
Shine your light, speak your truth,
Lead the way so I can follow you
Shine your Light, speak your truth,
Lead the way so I can follow you
Love me with real love, I wanna feel your real love
I’m here for the real thing, and I wanna feel your real love
Shine your light, speak your truth,
Lead the way so I can follow you
Shine your Light, speak your truth,
Lead the way so I can follow you
Loneliness is life without you
Emptiness is what’s left behind
You gave yourself and it’s all I needed
With your truth in my head your love in my heart
Your light on my way I know I’m gonna see you
Show me the real you, I wanna see the real you
I’m here for the real thing and I wanna see the real
So love me with your real love
This broken heart can heal
I’m here for the real thing, I wanna see the real you
Shine your light, speak your truth,
Lead the way so I can follow you
Shine your Light, speak your truth,
Lead the way so I can follow you
Shine your light, speak your truth,
Lead the way so I can follow follow you

© Paul Colman
Paul Colman Publishing / ASCAP (Administered by The Copyright Company, Nashville, TN)

THE GATHERING

Come join the gathering
Come join the gathering
Lay your burden down and get rest for your soul
Here in the gathering
Oh my heart cries be an island
Take my hurting heart set myself apart
But your word says don’t let your heart be hardened
Make your peace with God,
and with the ones you’ve harmed
Oh
And Let Him reconcile your soul,
And Let Him make your body whole
Come join the gathering
Come join the gathering
Lay your burden down and get rest for your soul
Here in the gathering
Oh I long for, that sweet communion
So sing your praises high, long into the night
Sing Holy Holy God Almighty
And pray that we are one underneath His Son
Oh
And Let Him reconcile your soul,
And Let Him make your body whole
Come join the gathering
Come join the gathering
Lay your burden down and get rest for your soul
Here in the gathering
yeah
Come join the gathering
Come join the gathering
Lay your burden down and get rest for your soul
Here in the gathering

Come join the gathering
Come join the gathering
Lay your burden down and get rest for your soul
Here in the gathering

Oh come on come on
Come join the gathering
Come join the gathering
Lay your burden down and get rest for your soul
Here in the gathering

© Paul Colman
Paul Colman Publishing / ASCAP (Administered by The Copyright Company,  Nashville, TN

WORLD YOU’RE LIVING IN

Well she’s up on rollercoaster
Hiding her eyes from the sun
She says she doesn’t believe in a God
‘Til something goes wrong
Well she’s up on rollercoaster
Words on the tip of her tongue
She says she doesn’t believe in a God
‘Til something goes wrong
Goes wrong
You don’t believe it cause you can’t see
Why a loving God would let evil be
Well have you given your life to Him?
If the answer’s no then…
That’s the world (thats the world) you’re living in
If there’s a God above, a God of love
Why don’t you let him in?
Well she lost her sweet loving daddy
Just a couple of years ago
She says she doesn’t believe in a God
‘Cause something went wrong, went wrong
Well she buried her sweet loving daddy
And she sent him away with a song
She says she doesn’t believe in a God
‘Cause something went wrong, went wrong
You don’t believe it cause you can’t see
Why a loving God would let evil be
Well have you given your life to Him?
If the answer’s no then…
That’s the world (thats the world) you’re living in
If there’s a God above, a God of love
Why don’t you let him in? let Him why dont you let him
That’s the world (thats the world) you’re living in
If there’s a God above, a God of love
Why don’t you let him in?

© Grant Norsworthy/Paul Colman/Phil Gaudion
Team Tasman Music / ASCAP (Administered by Fun Attic Music, Nashville, TN), Paul Colman Publishing / ASCAP (Administered by The Copyright Company, Nashville, TN), Phil Gaudion Music

WANNABE

Go on boy run your-own-show!
Says that old voice in my head.
You don’t need anybody but yourself!
Why don’t ya take that fruit from the tree of life ,
And bake a hot apple-pie?
And serve it out give everybody a big slice!
Serve it out!
And I don’t wannabe
Just a pawn in your game
And like a bird in a cage
I don’t wannabe
Like a house on the sand before the waves
You’re no good boy
You’re just the sum, of all your mistakes!
So pack your bags I’m taking you on a guilt trip
Through the valley of shame
I don’t wannabe
Like a flickering flame
On Jim Morrison’s grave
I don’t wannabe
Like a blinding mist before the day
I don’t wannabe (yeah)
Just a constant victim in a therapy chair
I don’t wannabe (yeah)
Like a broken record singing nobody cares
Yeah do you care?
So I’m starting again
And I’m back with old friends
Who’ve seen the good and the bad
From beginning to end
And I’m feeling the love
I’m receiving the grace
And I love to see old hairy legs just put in his place
Guitar solo
Come on now!
I don’t wannabe
A perpetual child who’s only happy onstage
I don’t wannabe
In a never ending masquerade
Cos I wannabe
Free as a bird
And I wanna be like a house on the rock
And I wanna be virus free
Just like a Macintosh© yeah
I don’t wannabe
I don’t wannabe

© Grant Norsworthy/Paul Colman
Team Tasman Music / ASCAP (Administered by Fun Attic Music, Nashville, TN), Paul Colman Publishing / ASCAP (Administered by The Copyright Company, Nashville, TN)

5’s & 6’s

Take the things you say you want from me
Say ‘what’s mine is yours is mine’
But it’s your way every time
Which of your two faces should I greet?
Tell me how to read your double mind?
And why can’t you be
Why can’t you be true?
Please don’t give up on me
Don’t hang up the phone on me
I’m in the dark all alone
I seem like the enemy
But something inside of me
Locked all the doors and won’t go, oh
I’m never sure which you I can believe
Life with you has worn me thin
Only God knows how hard
Only God knows how hard I’ve tried
Please don’t give up on me
Don’t hang up the phone
While it seems like I hate you, it’s me I despise
Speak to me tenderly
Speak to me truthfully
Cut through the chains of my lies
I just wanna leave
Wanna be safe
And go home
I don’t have what it takes
Oh to love you
Love it always trusts and always hopes
Love it never lets me go
But I’m just a broken heart before you
Caught between the 5’s and 6’s in this rhyme
Love can you find me?
Love can you see me?
Love can you hear me now?
Love don’t give up on me
Don’t hang up the phone on me
Love be the light in the darkest night
Come and reside in me
Fill every part of me
Turn all the wrongs into right

© Grant Norsworthy/Paul Colman
Team Tasman Music / ASCAP (Administered by Fun Attic Music, Nashville, TN), Paul Colman Publishing / ASCAP (Administered by The Copyright Company, Nashville, TN)

SALT OF THE EARTH

Do you know how much you’re really loved?
Have you learned how to believe?
Is your heart alive or getting old?
You can only give what you receive
You are the salt of the earth
Don’t you know that we’re the chosen ones?
We’ve been grafted into the vine
But sometimes we become the pious ones
We forget where we’ve come from
You are the salt of the earth
You are the salt of the earth
Wherever you go, (wherever you go)
Whenever you compromise
You gotta know, (you gotta know) the body is broken
You are the salt of the earth
Don’t you know that we’re the chosen ones?
We’ve been grafted into the vine
But sometimes we become the pious ones
We forget where we’ve come from
You are the salt of the earth
You are the salt of the earth
Wherever you go, (wherever you go)
Whenever you compromise
You gotta know, (you gotta know) the body is broken
Wherever you go, (wherever you go)
Whenever you compromise
You gotta know, (you gotta know) the body is broken
You are the salt of the earth
You are the salt of the earth

© Paul Colman
Paul Colman Publishing / ASCAP (Administered by The Copyright Company, Nashville, TN)

I-53

Who has believed our message?
To whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He that grew up before him, like a tender shoot,
Like a root out of dry ground
He had no beauty
No majesty to attract us to him
Nothing in His appearance
That we should desire
He was despised and rejected by men
Familiar with suffering
Like one from whom, men hide their face
He was despised and rejected!
Surely he took our infirmities
Surely he carried our sorrows
Yet we considered Him stricken
Smitten by God and afflicted
He who was pierced for our deeds
He was crushed for our sins
The punishment placed upon Him
Was the thing that brought us peace
And by His wounds and His scars we are healed
We are the sheep gone astray
Each of us turned to our own selfish way
The Lord he laid all of this on Him
He did not cry out or justify
Led like a lamb to the slaughter
And Just like a sheep that is silent
Before his shearers was silent??
By oppression and judgment He was taken away
Cut off from the land of the living
And there was no violence that came from His lips
He was despised and rejected!
It was the Lord’s will to crush Him
And cause Him to suffer
Making his life a guilt offering
And numbering him with the sinners
And so we call Him the great light of life
And He will justify many
He will divide the spoils with the strong
No longer despised and rejected

© Isaiah/Grant Norsworthy/Paul Colman/Phil Gaudion
Team Tasman Music / ASCAP (Administered by Fun Attic Music, Nashville, TN), Paul Colman Publishing / ASCAP (Administered by The Copyright Company, Nashville, TN, Phil Gaudion Music

SAY GOODBYE

Say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye
Say goodbye to so called freedom,
Say goodbye goodbye
Better cuts from friends than kissing enemies,
So goodbye
Free to fly
Free to fly
Gonna be the sky,
You set me free to fly
Free to fly and ride this sunset
Free to fly so high
When I lay my burdens down I’m free to fly to fly
Say goodbye to so called freedom
Say goodbye to so called freedom
Say goodbye goodbye
Better cuts from friends than kissing enemies,
So goodbye
Say goodbye to so called freedom,
Say goodbye goodbye
Better cuts from friends than kissing enemies,
Say goodbye to so called freedom,
Say goodbye goodbye
Better cuts from friends than kissing enemies,
So goodbye

© Grant Norsworthy/Paul Colman
Team Tasman Music / ASCAP (Administered by Fun Attic Music, Nashville, TN), Paul Colman Publishing / ASCAP (Administered by The Copyright Company, Nashville, TN)

JUDGE JUDY

You may not believe it but I got Judge Judy’s autograph
She’s queen of the TV
The courtroom’s despotic autocratic
She’s mean and she’s mean and she’s evil
If you don’t say please
She don’t smile easy better watch your ‘p’s and q’s’
You may not believe it but I got Judge Judy’s autograph
Judge Judy came to me in a dream
She said “listen here boy things aren’t what they seem
You may be the rubber on a wheel
But the woman is the engine of an automobile”
You may not believe it but I got Judge Judy’s autograph
She’s queen of the TV
And I love her sassy attitude

Well if she said jump I’d leap so high
If she cried reach I’d touch the bright blue sky
You may not believe it but I got Judge Judy’s autograph
She said ‘since the beginning of time
Man thought muscle was a spiritual sign.
We’re all born equal and the court may rise”
I stood to my feet and felt half my size
You may not believe it but I got Judge Judy’s autograph yes I did
You may not believe it but I got Judge Judy’s autograph
You may not believe it but I got Judge Judy’s autograph

Come on come on everybody now
She’s the judge
Judge the judge Judy

© Paul Colman
Paul Colman Publishing / ASCAP (Administered by The Copyright Company, Nashville, TN)

FOREVER FRIEND

We’ve given each other
Some hard lessons lately
We’ve taken for granted
Our love means everything
We’ve pointed our fingers
But not in the mirror
And I’m sorry sweet angel
I busted up your wings
Not anymore
Not anymore
I want you to fly again
‘Cause it’s a lonely life
When you keep hurt inside
But we can start again
My forever friend
I’ve noticed your kisses
Have been so much shorter
And I’m guessing, you’re thinking
That our best days are behind
But I’m hoping and I’m praying
That it’s paranoia
And you’re still my sweet angel
And we won’t fight anymore more
Not anymore, not anymore
I don’t want to fight again
‘Cause it’s a lonely life
When you keep hurt inside
But we can start again
My forever friend
‘Cause it’s a lonely life
When you keep hurt inside
But we can start again
My forever friend

© Paul Colman
Paul Colman Publishing / ASCAP (Administered by The Copyright Company, Nashville, TN)

Additional Song Information

WORLD YOU’RE LIVING IN
Norsworthy/Gaudion/Colman
Written at Great America, San Jose, CA (2001), backstage at Notre Dame University, Boston, MA and in Paul’s apartment, Franklin, TN (2002)

SHOW ME THE REAL YOU 
Written in Paul’s apartment, Franklin, TN (2002) and in The Niche Lounge, Franklin, TN, Jan (2011)

JUDGE JUDY 
Written at Melbourne Airport and in Paul’s home studio, Box Hill, Victoria (1999)

I DON’T KNOW WHY
Written backstage in Detroit Michigan (2007), in Melbourne, Australia Dec (2010) and in the Niche Lounge Franklin, TN Jan (2011). The chorus was written on Skype across 10,000 miles?

SAY GOODBYE
Written in a hotel room Launceston, Tasmania (2000)

THE GATHERING
Written at Jenness Park, CA and Paul’s apartment, Franklin, TN (2003)

I-53
Written in Paul’s home studio Box Hill, Victoria (2001), a hotel in Ennepetal Germany, (2001) and at The Niche Lounge, Franklin TN Jan (2011)

FIVES AND SIXES
Written in Austin, TX (2003), in Grant’s home studio, Nashville, TN (2007) and at The Niche Lounge, Franklin TN Jan/Feb/March (2011)

WANNABE
Written backstage somewhere on tour in the USA (2002), Grant’s home studio, Nashville, TN (2004) and at The Niche Lounge, Franklin TN, Jan (2011)

SALT OF THE EARTH
Written in Paul’s apartment, Franklin, TN (2002) and in The Niche Lounge, Franklin, TN, Jan (2011)

FOREVER FRIEND
Written in Paul’s home studio Box Hill, Victoria (1999)

 

© Paul Colman Trio 2018

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