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Not Forgotten Lyrics

Not Forgotten

POW or MIA somewhere lost in the jungle
Or in an unmarked grave
Now I don't know much about world history
But this one here is very dear to me

You are not forgotten, no
You are not forgotten, no
You are not forgotten, no
You are not forgotten

Leonard Peltier or Mumia Abu-Jamal, they sit in jail
Even though the man knows they done nothin' wrong
Now this one here is very clear to me
American prisoners of war, wake up and set them free

Chorus

John Lennon and Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi
They all wanted the same damn thing
What do you expect?
We even killed the Lord Jesus Christ
This song goes out to those who have died and died and died
(Marita Shabiu)

Chorus

Crazy Horse or Sitting Bull, Chief Seattle
These men were no fools
But they couldn’t fight American genocide
I’ll fight no more forever, today’s a good day to die!

Chorus

Self-Respecting Woman

Give you my heart
Give you my soul
Give you my loving
That’s not all
Cause I’m a self-respectin' woman
My love is true
Yes, I’m a self-respectin' woman
Baby, my love is so true

I don’t need no license
Pre-nuptial ring
If I give you my lovin'
It’s a very natural thing
Cause I’m a self-respectin' woman
My love is so true
Yes, I’m a self-respectin' woman
My love is so true

Times get hard
You want to walk away
I’ll make no excuses
To run out and play
Cause I’m a self-respectin' woman
My love is so true
Yes I’m a self-respecting woman
My love is so true

Times get hard
You want to walk away
I’ll be left standing there
Till the fat lady sings
Cause I’m a self-respectin' woman
My love is so true
Yes I’m a self-respectin' woman
My love is so true

I’m a self-respectin' woman
I like it that way
I’m a one on one lover
Till my very dying day
I’m a self-respectin' woman
My love is so true

I’m hoping you could be that
I’m wanting you to be that
I’m hoping you can be that
One on one lover too

Maybe Someday

Maybe someday when you change your ways
We can be lovers once again
The way you kissed me, the way you held me
Just thinking about it gets me all up tight
But you couldn’t hold on to it, no
You had to throw it away
But maybe someday, oh maybe someday

Didn’t you know you had me baby
Every little bit of me
You were heart, my soul, my desire
I would have done anything within my power
To bring you joy and happiness
Be the spark that lights your fire
But you couldn’t hold on to it
You had to throw it away
But maybe someday
Oh maybe someday

From different worlds, different sides of the track
Guess that age-old saying is true, opposites attract
You know we had something baby
Something you don’t find every day
Felt like true love to me
Sure didn’t turn out that way
Cause we couldn’t hold on to it
No, we had to throw it away
But maybe someday
Oh maybe someday

You mistreated me, played with my mind
Said I was a lying, cheating woman
When I was down for you the whole time
Took me awhile to figure out
Took me awhile to understand
The grand illusion of a player man
So I couldn’t hold on to it
No, I had to throw it away
But maybe someday
Oh maybe someday

Eyes of Avoidance

Eyes of avoidance
Skipping on by
Why don’t you look at me
Let your eyes stay awhile
What are you afraid of
You’ll only see yourself
Eyes of avoidance
Gotta keep them to yourself

They say the eyes are the window to the soul
You got your curtains drawn
And you’re crying ‘cause you’re cold

Dare to fall in
There’s nothing to avoid
Let you eyes stay awhile
Might see something you enjoy
How will you ever know me
If you will not take a peek
I promise I won’t bite you
And we don’t have to speak

They say the eyes are the window to the soul
You got your curtains drawn
And you’re crying ‘cause you’re cold

You got to let the sun shine in

World of diversity, the way it’s meant to be
The myth of the melting pot, an impossibility
I love your blackness your curly blond hair
The slant of your brown eyes, your creamy skin so fair

They say the eyes are the window to the soul
You got your curtains drawn
And your love is so cold

You got to let the sun shine in

I love your blackness, your curly blond hair
The slant of your brown eyes, your creamy skin so fair
No more eyes of avoidance, let’s set each other free
Different color, sex, religion, different ability

No more eyes of avoidance, please set me free
I’ll celebrate your difference
Will you celebrate me?
I’ll celebrate your difference
Will you celebrate me?

You got to let the sun shine in

Forbidden Fruit

I met you halfway down the road
Yes, and I met you baby, so now I know
I know the meaning
That forbidden fruit
Yes, I know the meaning
That forbidden fruit

I’ve known you, face to face
Yes, and I’ve known you baby
And your sweet embrace
And so I’ve tasted
Forbidden fruit
And so I’ve tasted
Forbidden fruit

Now why would God put an apple tree
In the middle of the garden
For you and I to see
And not expect us to take a bite
And if that tree is knowledge
And knowledge will set you free
I think it’s God’s design
So everything’s all right

So I’m going to taste it
That forbidden fruit
Yes, I’m going to taste it
That forbidden fruit

Sometimes things come along in life
Open up your eyes
And make you see things
In a whole new way
And meeting you my dear
Has made it very clear
I seek the knowledge
That will set my soul on fire

So I’m gonna taste it
That forbidden fruit

Tick Tock
Tick tock goes the clock
It’s quarter to one
Some say that time’s running out
So you better have your fun

Tick tock goes the clock
It’s half past two
If them naysayers are correct
You better find out what’s important to you

Tick tock goes the clock
Now it’s straight up three
I don’t care what anybody says
I’m going to keep my mind and body free

Cause time’s flyin’ by while we having a little fun
But somebody’s got to pay the piper
For all the consequences that must come
Yes, time’s flyin’ by while we were just havin’ a little fun
We were building our walls of Babylon
See the bricks tumblin’ down
Look out for those bricks tumblin’ down
Tumblin’ down to the ground

Tick tock goes the clock
Now it’s quarter to four
Can you feel it tuggin’ on your heartstrings?
Sisters, brothers, knockin’ at your door?

Tick tock goes the clock
There goes five, six and seven
If you can’t stand the heat
You best get out of the kitchen

Tick tock goes the clock
Well now it’s eight forty-five
Times movin’ fast now, it’s nine o’five

Times flyin’ by while we were havin’ a little fun
But somebody’s got to pay the piper
For all the damage that’s been done
Times flyin’ by while we were just havin’ a little fun
We were building our wall of Babylon
See the bricks tumblin’ down
Look out for those bricks tumblin’ down
Tumblin’ down to the ground

Tick tock goes the clock
Now it’s half past ten
I’m getting scared now daddy
My father says child take my hand

Tick tock goes the clock
It’s almost eleven
Some of ya’ll on your knees now cryin’
Wishin’ you were up in heaven

Tick tock goes the clock
Now it’s straight up twelve
It’s the eve of the hour baby
Like a hand basket on it’s way to hell

Times flyin’ by while we were havin’ a little fun
But somebody’s got to pay the piper
For all the damage that’s been done
Times flyin’ by while we were just havin’ a little fun
We were building our wall of Babylon
See the bricks tumblin’ down
Look out for those bricks tumblin’ down
Tumblin’ down to the ground

Leavin’ Paradise

Leavin’ paradise for you baby, now aint that love?
A desire from long ago, a gift from above
I always knew it could be this way
But bones and egos always got in the way

Ever since a little girl
I wanted to lie and love like I do with you
Every time I tried I walked away alone and blue
I’ve been dragged through the gutter
I’ve been put on high
Just to turn around and find another codependent lie

Chorus:
But now I’m leavin’ paradise for you baby
Leavin’ paradise for you
Oh year, I’m leavin’ paradise for you baby
Leavin’ paradise for you

I sewed it up, locked the door, threw away the key
I lost my vision of a love with loyalty
I wrapped my heart up tight; I’ll keep it to myself
‘Cause I know what I’m worth
I’m better off on the shelf

Chorus

I sewed it up, locked the door, threw away the key
I lost my vision of a love with dignity
I wrapped my heart up tight; I’ll keep it to myself
‘Cause I know what I’m worth
I’m better off on the shelf

Chorus

Then I turned one day and you were by my side
We laughed and danced like children
In each other’s eyes
I thought it was to good to be true
‘Til I felt the cracks in my heart closin’ in on you

Chorus

Big Something

There’s a big something wrong here
It’s no surprise
Look around, you see the glaze in our eyes

We’ve been put on a drug
That is swaying the earth
A wheel they can manage
‘Til your death, from your birth

Try to jump off
You will be chastised
‘Cause they decide who’s crazy
They decide who lies

I must confess
There’s no place I’d rather be
God bless America
Spread your grace from sea to shining sea

Most don’t even realize
How their minds have been blowin’
You take it down deeply
Not even knowin’

Just keep buyin’
The American way
Play the ostrich, play the fool
While the money has its way

Then you wake up in the morning
With fears, tears in your eyes
Wondering why they hate us
Why they want us to die

And I confess
There’s no place I’d rather be
God bless America
Spread you grace from sea to shining sea

Now come on America
You were born to fight
Just have your eyes wide open
Ignorance don’t make two wrongs a right

Do not deny the things we have done
Stand behind a mighty flag
That shoots a corporate gun
Ending the ways of the Third World and beyond
We’re all Indians now, our freedoms almost gone

And I confess
There’s no place I’d rather be
God bless America
Spread your grace from sea to shining sea

Old Man on the Corner

Old man on the corner
Getting drenched to the bone
Hollow look in his eyes
No place to call his own

Old man on the corner
Sad look on his face
Is he insane
And just what made him break

And it hurts me deep inside
To see this man this way
This should not be happening
Not in this day and age

Old man on the corner
Standing out in the rain
A desperate look in his eyes
And his brow is wrinkled from the pain

And it hurts me deep inside
To see him lost and cold
This is no way
For a gentleman to be growing old

What makes him different
From any one of us?
A home, a lover
A family he can trust

And it hurts me deep inside
Brings tears to my eyes
‘Cause he is my father, my brother
My sister, my mother
Me when I grow old

Old man on the corner
Could be you or me
And I wonder would you wash his
Like you would Jesus’ feet?

Would you wash his like you would Jesus’ feet?
Or would you turn away, turn the other cheek?

My Bones

From a small child standing in the rain
From a small child trying to numb the pain
From a small child knowing it is wrong
Running from myself until the day I’m grown
I am searching for you
Now I’m searching for you
I am searching for you
Now I’m searching for you

Chorus:
And I can feel it in my bones
I can feel it I my bones
I can feel it

Repeat Chorus

Look in the mirror, I don’t know what I see
Empty eyes dying to be free
So much denial, I don’t know who I am
But like the little engine
I think I can
I am searching for you
No I’m searching for you
I am searching for you
Now I’m searching for you

Chorus x2

Now I’m overgrown and tearing down the walls
Seems the further I go, the further I will fall
But I know there’s a diamond inside
So I’ll dig deeper until my light shines
I am searching for you
Now I’m searching for you
I am searching for you
Now I’m searching for you

Chorus

Reach Out

I am someone who is hungry
I am someone who is sad
I am someone who is lonely
Feeling left out, suicidally bad

And I know these places well
I’ve been there times and time again
It’s a place I’d be right now
If it wasn’t for my friends

‘Cause they reach me
They reach out to me
They let me know that they’ll be there
When I need a helping hand

And they’re not always a friend
And sometimes they’re a stranger
They’re an angel sent by God
To give me a message and clarify my job

So are you someone who is hungry? (I can feed you)
Are you someone who is sad?
Are you someone who is lonely
Feeling left out, suicidally bad?

And do you know these places well?
Have you been there time and time again?
And could you be there now?
And might you need a friend?

‘Cause I can reach you
Reach out to you
And let you know that I’ll be there
When you need a helping hand

And I’m not always a friend
And sometimes I’m a stranger
An angel sent by God
To give you a message and clarify my job

So do you know someone who is hungry? (You can feed them)
Do you know someone who is sad?
Do you know someone who is lonely
Feeling left out, suicidally bad?

And do they know these places well?
Have they have been there time and time again?
And could they be there now?
And might they need a friend?

‘Cause you could reach them
Reach out to them
And let them know that you’ll be there
When they need a helping hand

And you’re not always a friend
And sometimes you’re a stranger
An angel sent by God
To give them a message and clarify your job

To give them a message and clarify your job
To give them a message and clarify your job