Hearts of Fire
Hearts of Fire
Isabel
You Can Make It
They Just Go On
The Road
Feel Like Singin'
Now or Never
Can You Help Me?
Contender
Just Like Me
You Need a Reason
Isabel
by Bryan Duncan

Isabel is a new believer
She works a shift in the bar
And every night they all love to tease her
"You've finally found you a star"

Hard time
Hard line
To stand for what you know is true
Hard time
Hard line, ooh

She tells her story to hardened faces
They say they've heard it before
They've seen at least a half-dozen cases
Who don't believe anymore

Hard time
Hard line
To stand for what you know is true
Hard time
Hard line, ooh, whoa!

Isabel, you're a new creation
Isabel
You're not alone in your situation
You don't know how long we've waited
Patiently anticipating
You, oh

She's workin' late but on Monday morning
She finds a light in the dark
It's where she learns of her new-found calling
Escapes the flood in the ark

Hard time
Hard line
To stand for what you know is true
Hard time
Hard line, ooh, whoa!

Isabel, you're a new creation
Isabel
You're not alone in your situation
You don't know how long we've waited
Patiently anticipating
You, oh

(Isabel, you're a new creation)
Oh, Isabel!
(Not alone in your situation)
Alone in your situation
(Isabel, you're a new creation)
Oh, Isabel!
(Not alone in your situation)
Not alone, oh, no, no
Oh, Isabel

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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You Can Make It
By Bryan Duncan (Dedicated to Brian Miller)

Looks like you're losing
With no one to blame
It's double or nothin'
But the odds are the same

You can make it
You can come from behind
You can make it now
Makin' up for lost time

Looks like you're fightin'
To stay in the race
It's harder than ever
Just keepin' the pace

You can make it
You can give it your best
You can make it now
You can pass every test

Somebody's keepin' you from goin' all the way
Somebody's keepin' you from doin' what I say
Somebody's hopin' you won't make it today

You can make it
You can come from behind
You can make it now
Makin' up for lost time

Talkin' to me now and I know you too well
I tell you the truth 'cause I love ya
So don't give me reasons why you can't carry on
You can believe what I say

You can make it
You can give it your best
You can make it now
You can pass every test
You can make it
You can come from behind
You can make it now
Makin' up for lost time

Somebody's keepin' you, oh!
Somebody's keepin' you

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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They Just Go On
By Randy Thomas & Sam O. Scott

He plays guitar in a smoke-filled room
Singing from the afternoon
Until the morning comes
His music sets the atmosphere
For drinking, lonely hearts that gather here

By two a.m. he ends the show
His world is fine for we know
But don't believe a word
He's a master of charades
An expert with the masquerades

They just go on
Never changing
They just go on and on and on and on and on
They just go on
Never changing
They just go on and on and on and on and on

And married to the man to stage
The woman who will share his wage
She waits to drive him home
Gives to him a warming smile
But secretly she trembles all the while
She wears the look of confidence
And leads the life of common sense
She keeps a level head
But just behind her quiet grace
There hides a girl who's lost and out of place

Oh, they just go on
Never changing
They just go on and on and on and on and on
They just go on
Never changing
They just go on and on and on and on and on

There's a hunger inside
That they can't satisfy
With any earthly treasure
And they wonder each night
If the pain the must hide will go on...
And they just go on

They just go on
Never changing
They just go on and on and on and on and on
They just go on
Never changing
They just go on and on and on and on and on

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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The Road
by Bryan Duncan

I'm livin' it out on the road
And I've got so far to go
The one that I love is at home
And she is a part of me
I stare at the road 'til my eyes turn red
The book on my lap
And the thought in my head of you

Somethin' keeps drivin' me on
When I just don't want to go
I carry this feelin' inside
That nobody want to know
So why would you choose to be using me
I've never been quite what they want to see from you

The road is so demanding, Lord
I can't give more than I have
I know how much I need your love
I can't give more than you've given me

And I stand in some corner backstage
And eat what's not good for me
I sleep in another hotel
With the radio on
And I dream of my home where I belong
And I didn't just travel this far for a song or two
But I'll do it for you

The road is so demanding, Lord
I can't give more than I have
I know how much I need your love
I can't give more than you've given me

Well I know that the number one thing
Is spending my time with you
And this road gives me plenty of time
To hear what you have to say
Sometimes you don't speak a word at all
But here I am waiting to answer your call to me
And I hope you can see
I'm out on the road

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Feel Like Singin'
by Randy Thomas, David Diggs, Bryan Duncan,
Sam O. Scott & Rick Thomson

I feel a song comin' on
Startin' out easy and comin' on strong
It sounds so lovely
Comes from above me
Down from the music Maker

Music is just what I need
Helps me to show you
Just how good I feel
Expressin' a feelin'
I get when I'm singin'
A song from the music Maker

You make me feel like singin'
You make me feel like singin'
Sending my heart to the top of the world
You are the love of my life

Like a symphony
Your love moves on me
To bring on the tears of joy
Keep my life on key
And fill my need to be
In love with you more and more

You make me feel like singin'
You make me feel like singin'
Sending my heart to the top of the world
You are the love of my life

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Now or Never
by Bryan Duncan

I've been livin' on faith and mercy
And I haven't really got too far
I had a little job until Friday
But I lost it 'cause I had no car
Well I know it's only temporary
I've got a hundred talents and one
But I'm hangin' out on fifth and main street
Checkin' for change in the telephone

Momma said that changin' woudn't be easy
She didn't lie
If I'm ever gonna know the difference
I've got to try, yeah
It's now or never

I'm survivin' on day-old doughnuts
And some other things that just won't do
And the policeman by the news stand sayin, "Hey!
Look what it's doin' to you"
Well I'm lookin' for sanctuary
And there's not another moment to lose
When you stand on the bottom and stare at the top
You know you've got to make a change or two

Momma said that changin' woudn't be easy
She didn't lie
If I'm ever gonna know the difference
I've got to try, yeah
It's now or never

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Can You Help Me
by Rick Thomson & Bob Bennett

My heart's been broken
It's come undone
It's the same old story I always tell
About the coins I lost in the wishing well

I'm just a dreamer
I've always been
But hangin' my dreams on the point of a star
Got old real quick, I didn't get too far

Can you help me?
My life is a puzzle scattered on the ground
Can you help me?
And I won't feel right 'til every piece is found
Can you help me?
Can you help me?

I promised myself
I'd win at love
But every time I tried to play
The pain would start and I would back away

And now you tell me
About a love
The goes beyond anything I do
Well I'd love to believe that it's really true
Is it really true?

A dying swan in a twisted dance
Can you help me?
Everytime I turn around I"m on my last chance
Can you help me?

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Contender
by Bryan Duncan & Randy Thomas

Oh, I'm defending my crown
In the fifteenth round
And this loser wants to take me down
Like a man in the lion's den
Well he's cunning and he's ruthless
And he knows me well
And he's hurt me once before
Now my back's to the ropes again

I'm not quittin'
I won't give up
I'm not quittin'
I won't give up
I'm standing for my crown
I'm not quittin'
I won't give up
I'm not quittin'
I won't give up
I'm standing my own ground

Well, I hear the crowd screamin'
As they watch me reelin'
And they all wanna see me fall
I've been cut to the bone again
But I'll keep on swingin'
'Til I hear the bell ring
Yeah, we'll be takin' the prize to win

I'm not quittin'
I won't give up
I'm not quittin'
I won't give up
I'm standing for my crown
I'm not quittin'
I won't give up
I'm not quittin'
I won't give up
I'm standing my own ground

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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Just Like Me
by Randy Thomas

If you gave me an inch for every mile I've had you on my mind,
They would stretch on down the highway in an endless line.
If I had a dime for every time I've thought about us two,
I could buy myself a lifetime, just to spend on you

And maybe you could care for someone just like me,
Maybe you're in need of someone just like me.

Now I told you how I hold ya In my highest esteem,
I hope you don't disapprove of me If I'm not what I seem.
As a matter of fact I've been holding back the way I truly feel,
Cuz I've been afraid of what you might say if my heart had been Revealed.

And maybe you could care for someone just like me, Maybe you're in need of someone just like me.

Well, I'm no shining Knight in armor, I'm no prince charming I agree. But what I lack in might and valor I'll make up in honesty.

So, here I go I will try to show how much for you I care, But the value that I place in you is far beyond compare. You mean more to me than the eye can see but your heart can understand, That I'm speaking of the kind of love to a woman from a man

And maybe you could care for someone just like me
Maybe you're in need of someone just like me
Maybe deep inside you're feelin' just like me
And maybe you could marry someone just like me……………..

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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You Need a Reason
by Bryan Duncan and Randy Thomas

So you're not enough
Ans you're sure it's true
And you carry it inside
Chances are you're not looking
Where you should
So you imitate
But you can't create
I can see through your disguise
There's a better reason for your life

And I know you'll never always
Be the way you should
But your love is just the thing
To do somebody good
All you need to give is just your time
And let Jesus be the reason for your life

So you've tried your best
And you've fallen short
Your life is still the same
Chances are you're not living
Like you should
Hey, but don'tgive up
And don't give in
It hasn't been in vain
There's a valid reason for your life

And I know a place to go
Where the weak are understood
And you could find a comfort there
And if you only would
All you need to give is just your time
And let Jesus be the reason for your life

And I know you'll never always
Be the way you should
(You need a reason)
But your love is just the thing
To do somebody good
(You need a reason)
All you need to give is just your time
And let Jesus be the reason for your life

©1981 Lexicon Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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