Performed by Jim Almand, Scott Sweezy, and Randy Clark
Written by Jim Almand

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A 'pop-rock' callout off the 'Between The Lines' CD

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V1) Late last night, I heard you crying in your sleep. You were worried about some torment in your dream. I wanted to reach out to you, wake you up, and hold you close to me. Take it from me. --- V2) There ain't no call for you to keep it locked inside. Because all that will do is lock up your mind. If you've got pain, don't suffer on your own. Ah lover, set yourself free, and take it from me. --- C1) I'm waiting here, 'cause I been there. I've cried my tears alone, and baby, well it drove me crazy. Take it from me. --- V3) If love was for free, then everybody would be in love. But take it from me, being alone just ain't enough. 'Cause hearts get lonely, when they need their soulmate to make 'em complete. Take it from me. --- C2) Come take my hand. I'll be your friend. Just understand, a heart has no voice to guide it, till you let love inside it. So take it from me. ----- (Two Acres and a Song Publishing, BMI, copyright 1996) ----- Download @ CD Baby

Written & performed by Jim Almand

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A 'delta-esque' lament about loves missed moments off the 'If I Could Sing Your Blues' CD

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V1) Oh the sky was a full moon's prize. And your smile brought the color to your eyes. And you knew, like I knew, that before the night was through, you'd be in my arms. --- V2) Oh our days were a song in my heart. (Lord, they'd sing to me) And our nights were the warmth of our touch. (Your body would cling to me) And as our time rambled on, and changed with the season, we were one. --- C) And sweet desire was like the taste of honey on my tongue. And our passion fire kept my longing heart warm. But then as quickly as our love had begun, you were gone. --- V3) Oh you said you'd changed your mind. (You needed to be alone) So I said, "Go I will be fine. (I'll just keep writing songs.") But now it's late, and I'm blue, and I realize that you, you were the one. ----- (Two Acres and a Song Publishing, BMI, copyright 1976) ----- Download @ CD Baby

Written & Performed by Jim Almand

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A mied/up-tempo 'Gospel-esque' boogie callout. Off the 'If I Could Sing Your Blues' CD

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V1) You know baby, I'd surely die, if I ever found out that your love was a lie. I mean what I say. Don't you ever go away. Do me good. Do what you said you would. --- V2) When your world comes tumbling down, you know love is gonna be the thing that matters, the only thing that counts. Maybe that sounds cliché, but love is never ever gonna be passé, as long you do what you should, if ya do, do what you said you would. --- C) You and me, are bound for eternity. I've given it all up for your love. Do what you said you would. --- V3) You know love can be such a sweet blindness, that can leave you stumbling aimlessly shameless, unless, you find someone who's light is true. Someone who's gonna love ya like love you. Am I making myself understood? I want ya to do, do what you said you would. ----- (Two Acres and a Song Publishing, BMI, copyright 1995) ----- Download @ CD Baby

Performed by Jim Almand, Mark Clark, and Randy Clark
Written by Jim Almand

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A six/eight jazz skip off the 'If I Could Sing Your Blues' CD

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V1) Footsteps at midnight, passing by, echo off the street light into my mind like restless thoughts. --- V2) Keeping the beat of a hopeful heart. Something ends so something else can start, as I round the corner, and step across. --- C) Nothing else matters, just these moments of passion. Love is the water that washes us clean. Let love wash you clean. --- V3) Moving to silence the doubt of one more moment, one more precious moment, about to be lived, and loved, and lost. --- V4) So here I am, I'm knocking on your door. Let me in. I've come walking to see who you are. Let our hearts say what words cannot. --- (Two Acres and a Song Publishing, BMI, copyright 1996 ) ----- Download @ CD Baby

Performed by the Rue Barbs
Written by Jim Almand

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A walking blues stroll about love found and then lost. Off the 'Going home' CD

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C) I'm walking down Good Street, just as blue as I can be. (repeat) People let me tell ya what that woman done done to me. --- V1) Well I was walking down the avenue one sunny day, when I looked up in time to see this angel looking back my way. Ah-oo-oo! My knees grew weak, as she stepped up to me, and said, "Hey boy, let's take a stroll down Good Street." So we did. --- V2) Well we went home, made love all that day, all that night, all that week, all through the month of May. Ah-oo-oo! Them flowers sure smelled sweet, while outside my window passed the sights and sounds of life on Good Street. --- V3) I really loved that girl, and I thought she loved me too. Till that fateful day I was walking down the avenue. Ah-oo-oo! There was my baby in the back seat of some big ol' long, black, shiny limousine. And the last thing I saw of that girl were the tail lights of that car as they were driving away down Good Street. --- (Two Acres and a Song Publishing, BMI, copyright 1998) --- Download @ CD Baby

Performed by Jim Almand, Jeff Barr, and Brian Lewis
Written by Jim Almand

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Jazzy blues 'Between The Lines' CD

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V1) Sun is up, birds are singing in the trees, as a soft sweet breeze passes by. But I can't help myself from thinking how it used to be. Oh, what a time to cry. --- C1) People passing by, ask me how I'm doing. And I say, "I'm doing fine." But deep inside, I know my heart's been ruined, ever since we said goodbye. --- V2) Children smile, as they go dancing by. Oh, what a time to cry. --- C2) Everywhere I look, I see people arm in arm, with love in their eyes. But I can't stop my tears from falling down, no matter how hard I try. --- V3) Spring is here, and love is on the rise. Oh, what a time to cry. --- (Two Acres and a Song Publishing, BMI. copyright 1997) --- Download @ CD Baby