Lyrics

 

All lyrics written by and property of Frank Marino. ©Copyright 2001 All Rights Reserved

 

EYE OF THE STORM You don't have to know the answer to it all You don't have to find the reasons, big or small You just have to read between the lines, is all And you won't fall You'll hear the call You don't have to understand the grand design You don't have to know the hour or the time You just have to read the writing on the signs The eye of the storm Belies the fury to come The eye of the storm Beguiles the foolish one You don't have to hide your head beneath the sand You don't have to live inside a sheltered land You just have to recognize the times at hand The eye of the storm Belies the fury to come The eye of the storm Beguiles the foolish one The eye of the storm Seems safe and warm But soon there will come The wind and the rage Of a million wars The eye of the storm Belies the fury to come The eye of the storm Beguiles the foolish one The eye of the storm Seems safe and warm But soon there will come The wind and the rage Of a million wars You don't have to see the future to be warned You just have to see through the eye of the storm … of the storm Eye of the storm Eye of the storm Eye of the storm
HE'S CALLIN' Above the highest clouds as far as I can see Beyond the tallest mountains and from within the sea Upon the wind that blows in from I don't know where He's callin' Among the sons of men and daughters of a generation cold I see a longing pain and misery of old But in my soul I know they're never alone He's callin To the lonely The only way to go home Is to go home To the broken He's spoken… "Won't you come home?" "Won't you come home?" But in your soul you know you're never alone He's callin' You're never alone… He's callin'
LEARNED MY LESSON WELL Been gone too long now Get the feeling that I ain't goin' home no more I'm feeling strong now Time I got my self back up off of the floor Well I'm moving on Going to get out on the road, goin' to play some more Learned my lesson Learned my lesson well Learned my lesson Learned my lesson well Well I'm on the move again baby I'm gonna take my place in the race and maybe I'm gonna make tracks again 'Cause I learned my lesson well Well I had some moments When I knew that it all was really worthwhile Sittin' in my home and Playin' with my babes and making 'em smile Well I know I'm a roamer And I gotta get back to the life I know Learned my lesson Learned my lesson well Learned my lesson Learned my lesson well Well I'm on the move again baby I'm gonna take my place in the race and maybe I'm gonna make tracks again 'Cause I learned my lesson well
HEAT OF THE MOMENT Read the seasons of our times Brotherhood abating Mind the jackal in disguise Ravenous and waiting Scattered armies o'er the land Bristling at the ready The hourglass is spilling sand Gibraltar is unsteady In the end… In the heat of the moment Will we follow the blind, Closing our eyes yet again? In the end… In the heat of the moment Midst the terror and cries, Will anyone's lies make amends? In the end… In the heat of the moment Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons Pray for our salvation Pray the fires not to come And leave ashes of our nation Those who would abolish life They orchestrate illusion And profit from discord and strife And feed on revolution In the end… In the heat of the moment Shall our epitaph be, "Here came a fool to his end…?" In the end… In the heat of the moment Will we finally learn, Too late to turn and repent? In the end… In the heat of the moment Read the seasons, read the signs, Read the writing of the times Read the message, read the clues Read the danger we may lose Read the rumblings, read the flaws Read the spirit of the laws Read the prophets, read the words And heed the warnings you have heard In the end… In the heat of the moment Shall our epitaph read, "Here lies a fool gone insane…?" In the end… In the heat of the moment Will our legacy be, Ashes and slaughter and pain? In the end… In the heat of the moment In the heat of the moment In the heat of the moment
WINDOW TO THE WORLD The graves of one thousand men… an earthquake, then The newsmen preen again Fire falling down like rain… a hurricane An adman makes a claim I know that it's nothing I haven't seen before Somewhere back on one through nine hundred sixty four In my window to the world… A warlord with rockets raised… a mob ablaze… The latest gadget craze A rampage inside a school… a drowning pool… A salesman plays a fool It's all become nothing we haven't seen before Somewhere back on one through nine hundred sixty four In my window to the world… I can't take much more… The killing floor… the face of misery The failings of all mankind… in slow rewind… Repeating endlessly It's come to mean nothing but grist in the ratings wars The same thing on one through nine hundred sixty four In my window to the world… In my window to the world… In my window… To the world…
SINCE YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE She's lookin' for love all the time She's waiting for words that are kind She's playing for time all the time And I'm happy she's mine, all mine My Angela Since you came into my life My life's been love all the time She's makin' a face like she's mad There's not a trace that she's bad She wants a place with her dad And she's jealous of anyone who's had him My Nadia Since you came into my life My life's been fun all the time They don't know now How much they mean They won't know how much until they've grown But I know how… How much I love them And I don't believe I've received this dream They don't know now How much they mean They won't know how much until they've grown But I know how… How much I love them And I don't believe I've received this dream She smiles at me all the time She doesn't yet speak, though she tries She loves to eat and to sleep She always laughs along with me, now My Iliana Since you came into my life My life's been laughs all the time My little girls Since you came into my life My life's been life all the time
ORDINARY MAN In the early dawn as I contemplate my life When I'm alone my mind will roam And wander And as I reflect on the blessings in my life At times it seems I often dream… And wonder In the light of day on a welcome afternoon I feel the sun… no need to run Or hurry And at times like this it's impossible to brood It's all O.K.… I'm far away From worry But in the middle of the night Sometimes things don't seem quite right And I feel like I'm falling It's an unnecessary fear Of the kind you often hear So I reach out for the words in the book As I read it the message of history unfolds I feel alive and know the truth is speaking And the words pour out and they reach into my soul I close my eyes and know the Lord is teaching But I'm an ordinary man In an extraordinary plan Can you hear me, I'm callin' I'm just an ordinary man In Your extraordinary plan And I'm nothing without your love and your grace I'm just an ordinary man Can you see me, I'm an ordinary man Hear me call you… I'm just an ordinary man In an extraordinary plan And I know that you know me Such an ordinary man In Your extraordinary plan And I can't live or love without Your warm embrace I'm just an ordinary man I'm an ordinary man Can you see me

 

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