Come Back to Me
music and lyrics by James Guffee


What can I do to make it right
To make you stay
I lie awake every night
Wishing I could change

But wishing drifting doing nothing won't help
Running round in circles 'til I can't tell
I'm going nowhere fast

Come back to me
You're all I need
I miss you so much
Your kiss and your touch
Is everything to me

You're on my mind, you're on my tongue
You've captured my heart
In a perfect dream the two of us
Would never be apart

I'm sick of driving home alone on Monday
I'm tired of waiting saving up for someday
'Til we make time to live a better life

Come back to me
You're all I need
I miss you so much
Your kiss and your touch
Is everything to me

Come back to me
Can't you see
I miss you so much
Your kiss and your touch
Is what I need
Come back to me






Sideways
music and lyrics by James Guffee


She, she's taking all my time
Even when I'm free
She's always on my mind
But how can I complain when she smiles and makes her head turn sideways
And all of this resolve I've been building up inside me melts again

Underneath her thumb and I'm tied in
Knots that come undone
Nowhere to go but home I guess
I slipped into happiness

She, she opened up my eyes
To simple little things
I'm missing in my life
There she goes again round in circles with her head turned sideways
When I'm far away with my troubles she can always bring me home

Underneath her thumb and I'm tied in
Knots that come undone
Nowhere to go but home I guess
I slipped into happiness

So many lives are lived alone
I ask myself what for
So many try but lose their hope
Before they reach the door
And I thank God I have you
Cause I've got nothing more to prove

I, I made up my mind
No matter what it takes
I'm going to keep her by my side
Even if it means that I have to turn my whole world sideways
And pour out everything 'til I make the time to fill myself with her






Thinking Too Much
music and lyrics by James Guffee


You're all grown up so this is how you're living
Your ship is in, but I can feel you drifting far away
A little more each day
A tangled thread woven by decisions
While every day you struggle with the visions haunting you
Will your dream come true

So make your choice right now
And find your voice somehow
You've spread yourself so thin
Like you're afraid to win
There's never time enough
You're thinking way too much

Let it go, you've got to let it go
Before it eats you whole
Before you lose control
Half the time wasted on how and why
You never made the grade
And if things will ever change

The way you feel right now
It clouds your heart with doubt
You've spread yourself so thin
Like you're afraid to win
There's never time enough
Cause you're thinking too much

Can you make your peace, redefine where you belong
When you look inside can you find out who you are
Is that so hard

When you're not afraid to lose
Your life is what you choose
So let it fill your cup
You don't have to think so much
You're thinking way too much - you've got to let it go
You don't have to think so much - before it eats you whole
You're thinking way too much






The Hardest Part
music and lyrics by James Guffee


So what now, now that the thrill is gone
That which was new faded and soon wore off
Keeping a good face, holding your own gets harder with each day
Don't ask me how you made it this far, but I know you're bound to pay

I guess that's the hardest part
Keeping a healthy heart
Make it the best that you can do
It's all that we ask, all that we ask

Don't count on the sun to keep your spirits high
Cause when it's gone it leaves you with a burning desire
Longing to go where nobody knows your past or what you've done
Time and again this cycle begins, but you can't complete one

And I guess that's the hardest part
Making it work beyond the start
Hold on to what you know is true
It's all that we ask, all that we ask

Hard as I try to harness the words
I know this won't come out right
Don't be afraid to ask for my help but
Sometimes you need to give it a try on your own

I guess that's the hardest part
Keeping a healthy heart
And if that's the best that you can do
It's all that we ask

You'll find that the hardest part
Is making it work beyond the start
Hold on to what you know is true
It's all that we ask, it's all that we ask
All that we ask, what more could we ask of you






Here I Stand
(Inspired by my father and the words of Martin Luther)
music and lyrics by James Guffee


My conscience is captive to the truth
So let me tell you what I see
A den of jackals twisted all the rules
And they're feeding now on the weak

Here I stand alone before you
I cannot do otherwise
'Til I lay down my life

Here I bear my soul out for you
I cannot do otherwise
I cannot run and hide anymore

To deny what you feel inside
Is neither right nor is it safe
Contradictions may feed your prosperity
But how many lies are you willing to take

Here I stand alone before you
I cannot do otherwise
'Til I lay down my life

Here I bear my soul out for you
I cannot do otherwise
I cannot hide my eyes
Anymore

Here I stand alone before you
I cannot do otherwise
'Til I lay down my life

Here I bear my soul out for you
I cannot do otherwise
I simply cannot run and hide
Anymore






One More Time
music and lyrics by James Guffee


Don't cry baby, I'll dry your eyes
Don't cry my baby, I'm on your side

I can hear a new song as your footsteps fill the air
I can see a new day in your blue eyes
Would you be mine
One more time

Don't cry baby, time takes us all
I'm yours forever, my love lives on

If the world surrounds you, take a ride out on your own
And let the air remind you of our sweet dream
Of our memories
One more time






Without You
music and lyrics by James Guffee


Seconds tick tick into hours
Hours that slip into days
Staying in sick like a coward
Can't shake it off in the rain

Here comes that feeling
I'm on my knees again
Wounds never healing
I'm trying to pretend

I could pull it off on my own
But what's the use in going alone

Without you the days don't start right
This room seems so dark
And I can't breathe, and I can't see
Why I must, why I should be without you

Slicker than slick in the city
I'm living it up on the town
At the table for one, what a pity
I'll try not to let myself down

Here comes that feeling
I'm on my knees again
Wounds never healing
I'm trying to pretend

That I could pull it off on my own
I could make it all on my own
But I'm so tired of being alone

Without you the days don't start right
This room seems so dark
And I can't breathe, and I can't see
Why I must, why I should be without you

I could pull it off on my own
I could solve it all on my own
But what's the use in going alone

Without you the days don't start right
This room seems so dark
And I can't breathe, and I can't see
Why I must, why I should be

Without you the chords don't sound right
And it tears me apart
'Til I can't breathe, and I can't see
Why I must, why I should be
Why I stay here alone
All that I know is I'm lost without you






If I Should Ask
music and lyrics by James Guffee


Straight to the issue
If I loved you anymore my heart would burst
I've seen more miracles
In a single day with you than all my days before combined

I'll take my time until your trust is earned
I don't expect a single kiss returned
But if I should ask would you accept today
And share this spark
That's racing through my heart
What would you do if I should ask today

Drift through pools of clear blue
With your arms around my neck so tight I'm sure that I will burst
You dear, could never ask too much
For your happiness alone I'd gladly lay my life aside

I catch myself repeating words you've said
With every turn you're dancing in my head
If I should ask would you accept today
And take my hand
Cause I'll always be your man
So what's the point in waiting

Through the nights that can drag on so long
Every word, every thought, every dream just taunts you on and on
And it takes every ounce of faith you have inside
To let your heart decide someway
Take the chance
That you hold within your hands
What would you do
If I should ask today - would you be happy girl
If I should ask today - with your dress and string of pearls
If I should ask today - will you shout it to the world
If I should ask today - when you answer me with yes






Eighty-Eight
music and lyrics by James Guffee


Eighty-eight years is a long time
To give like you did with unconditional love
Eighty-eight gone in an instant
But I still see your eyes
Every time I hold this child of mine

Though you're gone, your spirit's still alive
I feel your presence by my side
I hope the light you find will bring you peace in the end

Eighty-eight years in a tin can
You mean so much more than anyone knows
I wish I could hold you forever
My memory holds the key
To every door that leads you back to me

Though you're gone, your spirit's still alive
I feel your presence by my side
I hope the light you find will bring you peace in the end

Losing you in spring was such a cruel joke
It makes the whole damn world seem so alive
Stretched upon a thread 'til your heart broke
And the wind blows you away

Though you're gone, your spirit's still alive
I feel your presence by my side
I hope the light you find will bring you peace in the end
Make you whole in the end
And bring you home in the end






I Do
music and lyrics by James Guffee


So here we are just you and I
And to see you there my love brings tears to my eyes
Cause the day that we first met
On the night that we first kissed
From the moment I looked in your eyes I knew
That you'd make my dreams come true and say
I do

In front of God and everyone
I'm proud to say that you're the one I love
You mean everything to me
You make my life complete
I'll give every ounce of love I have to give
You're the reason that I live
You know I do

There'll be smiles but there'll be frowns sometimes
We'll have our ups, we'll have our downs
But we've got each other to see it through
We do, yes we do, we do
And I love you, I do, yes I do
I love you




ALL LYRICS ©2005 GUFLAIN MUSIC (ASCAP)

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