You Are My Only One

You Are My One
You are my only one
My only view
Under forever’s sun
It’s only you
I’ll never look away
Not since I’ve heard you say
That I’m the only one
For you
You are my only one
My only, only one
Let every, everyone
Come to know this, too
And on some future day
I’ll catch your gaze and say
My only one,
As if saying it anew
Again some future day
I’ll catch your gaze and say
My only one
Is
You
You are my only one
You’ve always been
My only, only one
My truest friend
No one can take your place
No other hand or face
No other ever will
Again
You are my only one
My only, only one
Let every, every one
Come to know this, too
And on some future day
I’ll catch your gaze and say
My only one
As if saying it anew
Again some future day
I’ll catch your gaze and say
My only one
Is
You
(Break)
You are my only one
No other, other one
Will ever, ever do
And on some future day
I’ll catch your gaze and say
My only one,
As if saying it anew,
Again some future day
I’ll catch your gaze and say
My only one
Is
You
Copyright 2001 David Brunoehler

Think I’m Gonna Stick Around

Think I’m Gonna Stick Around
Gonna stay a little longer
Than I planned
Jump back in the water
And kick up the sand
Somehow the thought of leaving
Has left me behind
Think I’m gonna stick around
Hope you don’t mind
Gonna wake again and find out
Here I am
Rise and shine and hang out
Right here where I stand
Somehow the thought of leaving
Has left me behind
Think I’m gonna stick around
Hope you don’t mind
Think I’m gonna stick around
No more thoughts of leaving
Plant my feet, familiar ground
Now I’ve found a reason
See, I couldn’t leave without you
Never would
Any place without you
Just isn’t good
Somehow the thought of leaving
Has left me behind
Think I’m gonna stick around
Hope you don’t mind
Music
Even if I wasn’t asked to
What the heck
I’d have to be beside you
You knew I’d be back
Somehow the thought of leaving
Has left me behind
Think I’m gonna stick around
Hope you don’t mind
C 2001 David Brunoehler

Phoenix Rising *

Phoenix Rising*

No you don’t get to believe
Even though you shot
Me own in flames
That I’d
Easily leave
With embers burning
It won’t happen that way
In the afterglow my love will stay
And up, up from the ashes
I’m returning
Season’s come and they go
Let December winds blow
Through the fire and the snow
There is one thing I know…
I’ll be back like a Phoenix rising
Raise my head
Spread my wings
And fly
Once I’ve lifted my eyes
Above the fire
I’ll arise and I’ll fly even higher
Said my heart back to my sleeve
Though you wear me well
It’s just as well
We leave
Time to awaken
With the morning
And while we are apart
In the empty room a flame may start
Back up, up from the very
Thing we’re burning
Let the last ember glow
Let it rain high and low
Through the fire and the snow
There is one thing I know…
Repeat Chorus
Third Verse in French
Repeat Chorus
Repeat Chorus
© 2003 David Brunoehler & Melanie Safka

I Will Get Over (Rock in the Road**)

I Will Get Over (Rock in the Road)
There’s a rock in the road
And a ditch on the side
And a steep hill that must be climbed
It’s a big heavy load
And it measure’s too wide
And a destination that’s hard to find, but
I will get over
I’ll make it there
There is just no getting around it
No matter how much trouble I bear
I will get over
I’ll make it there
Till I climb up that mountain
And breathe Heaven’s air
I will get over
There’s a stop sign ahead
And it’s slippery when wet
And a detour at every turn
There’s a narrowing bridge
A long threatening ridge
And a big-old landslide
That bars return, but
I will get over
I’ll make it there
Till I climb to the top of that mountain
And I breathe Heaven’s air
I will get over
I’ll make it there
Till that sweet day I find it
And know that I’m there
I will get over
There’s a light out ahead
And my engine’s half dead
On a dangerous winding curve
Tired of fighting off sleep
Still I know I must keep
Pushing onward and up
Without losing my nerve
(Repeat Chorus)
Fog and clouds folding in
Will this road ever end
Could it be that I’ve lost my way
Almost frozen and blind
Driving on till I find
A way through the darkness
To see light of day
(Repeat Chorus)
Till I climb up that mountain
And know that I’m there
Ooooo, I’m gonna make it
I will
Get over
Copyright 1990 David Brunoehler/
Melanie SafkaI Will Get Over (Rock in the Road)
There’s a rock in the road
And a ditch on the side
And a steep hill that must be climbed
It’s a big heavy load
And it measure’s too wide
And a destination that’s hard to find, but
I will get over
I’ll make it there
There is just no getting around it
No matter how much trouble I bear
I will get over
I’ll make it there
Till I climb up that mountain
And breathe Heaven’s air
I will get over
There’s a stop sign ahead
And it’s slippery when wet
And a detour at every turn
There’s a narrowing bridge
A long threatening ridge
And a big-old landslide
That bars return, but
I will get over
I’ll make it there
Till I climb to the top of that mountain
And I breathe Heaven’s air
I will get over
I’ll make it there
Till that sweet day I find it
And know that I’m there
I will get over
There’s a light out ahead
And my engine’s half dead
On a dangerous winding curve
Tired of fighting off sleep
Still I know I must keep
Pushing onward and up
Without losing my nerve
(Repeat Chorus)
Fog and clouds folding in
Will this road ever end
Could it be that I’ve lost my way
Almost frozen and blind
Driving on till I find
A way through the darkness
To see light of day
(Repeat Chorus)
Till I climb up that mountain
And know that I’m there
Ooooo, I’m gonna make it
I will
Get over
© 1990 David Brunoehler/
Melanie Safka**

I Will

I Will
Say you
Want somethin’
Any
Little thing your heart desires
Don’t worry ‘bout nothin’
I’ll be the one your every wish inspires
I will
Cause I’m willing and I can
I will
Cause I’m your woman
You’re my man
I will
Cause I’m willing and I can
Yes, sir,
You, sir,
Are my only man
Say you
Been hurtin’
Any
Feelin’ that ain’t feeling right
Don’t worry ‘bout nothin’
I’ll be the one who’ll fix it all tonight
(Repeat Chorus)
Say you
Need lovin’
Any
Little thing your heart desires
Don’t worry ‘bout nothin’
I’ll be the one your every wish requires
(Repeat Chorus)
(Repeat Chorus)
Say you
Been slippin’
Any
Dealin’s lend a losing hand
Don’t worry ‘bout nothin’
I’ll be the one who’ll guarantee you win
(Repeat Chorus)
(Repeat Chorus)
C 2001 David Brunoehler

It Was Me

It Was Me
When I ran out
Of excuses
Found out
What I couldn’t see
From the high hopes
To what’s-the-uses
Found out
What just had to be
It wasn’t someone
Or something else
It wasn’t you
It was me
It wasn’t someone
Or anything else
It wasn’t you
It was me
When I hit doubt
And confusion
Reached out
For a remedy
In a whisper
A voice of reason
Called out
The answer to me
It wasn’t someone
Or something else
It wasn’t you
It was me
It wasn’t someone
Or anything else
It wasn’t you
It was me
This is no apology
No finger aimed to blame
Wanting you to know I see
My life will never
Be the same
Been a tough fight
Beyond endurance
Knocked out
Blind injuries
Through the long night
The morning’s promise
Shined out
Like lightening to me
It wasn’t someone
Or something else
It wasn’t you
It was me
It wasn’t someone
Or anything else
It wasn’t you
It wasn’t you
It wasn’t you
It
Was
Me
Copyright 2001 David Brunoehler

Indianapolis

Indianapolis
Put out the welcome mat
Look up and tip your hat
You’re gonna be glad
You decided to stay
Let everybody in
Let all the fun begin
It’s finally happenin’
We’ve come a long way
No other place like this
Indianapolis
We’ve come a long, long way
When Indy welcomes you
There’s always something new
So many things to do
For work or for play
Get out and do your thing
Go right ahead and sing
You’re in the center ring
Of the whole USA
Give me a place like this
Indianapolis
We’ve come a long, long way
Give me a pat on the back and a high five
Just for the fact that we’re here and alive
Show me a face at the fair on the midway
I’ll show you a future friend of mine
Nothing could match or compare
In a big way
Might as well face it
Mighty proud to say
My city’s Indy
It’s where I’ll stay
We’ve come a long, long way
Oh you can look around
Until you hit the ground
If you’re in luck you’re found
In time for the game
And if you pace it right
You might stay out all night
You’re going to get to like
Us knowing your name
Indianapolis
The place I hug and kiss
We’ve come a long, long way
c 2000 David Brunoehler