I Believe
    Diamond Rio

"Every now and then, soft as breath upon my skin

I feel you come back again
And itís like you haven't been gone a moment from my side
Like the tears were never cried
Like the hands of time are holding you and me
And with all my heart I'm sure weíre closer than we ever were
I don't have to hear or see, I've got all the proof I need
There are more than angels watching over me
I believe,  Oh I believe

Now when you die,  your life goes on
It doesn't end here when you're gone
Every soul is filled with light
It never ends if I'm right
Our love can even reach across eternity
I believe,  oh I believe

 Forever,  you're a part of me
Forever,  in the heart of me
I will hold you even longer if I can
Oh the people who don't see the most
See that I believe in ghosts
If that makes me crazy, then I am
ĎCause I believe,  oh I believe 

There are more than angels watching over me

I believe,  oh I believe

 Every now and then,  soft as breathe upon my skin

I feel you come back again

And I believeÖÖ"



The Dance
  Garth Brooks


Lookin' back on the memories of
the dance we shared beneath the stars above.
For a moment, all the world was right.
How could I've known that you'd ever say 'good bye?'

And now, I'm glad I didn't know the way it all would end
the way it all would go.
And our lives are better left to chance.
I could have missed the pain, but I'd've had to miss the dance.

Holdin' you, I've held everything.
For a moment, wasn't I the king?
But if I'd only known how the king would fall,
Hey, who's to say, you know, I might have changed it all.

And now, I'm glad I didn't know the way it all would end
the way it all would go.
And our lives are better left to chance.
I could have missed the pain, but I'd've had to miss the dance.

Yes, my life is better left to chance.
I could have missed the pain, but I'd've had to miss the dance.


Fly
  Celine Dion

Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wind of heaven's love
Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Escape the sorrow and the pain
And fly again

Fly, fly precious one
Your endless Journey has begun
Take your gentle happiness
Far too beautiful for this
Cross over to the other shore
There is peace all one word
But hold this mem'ry bittersweet
Until we meet.

Fly, fly do not fear
Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don't wait for me
Above the universe you'll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won't forget

Fly, fly little wing
Fly, where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light
.

Oh Very Young
  Cat Stevens

Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
You're only dancing on this earth for a short while
And though your dreams may toss and turn you now
They will vanish away like your daddy's best jeans
Denim Blue fading up to the sky
And though you want him to last forever
You know he never will
(You know he never will )
And the patches make the goodbye harder still

Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
There'll never be a better chance to change your mind
And if you want this world to see a better day
Will you carry the words of love with you
Will you ride the great white bird into heaven
And though you want to last forever
You know you never will
(You know you never will )
And the goodbye makes the journey harder still

Oh very young
What will you leave us this time
You're only dancing on this earth for a short while
Oh very young
What will you leave us this time

Poor Wayfaring Stranger
Trace Atkins

I am a poor wayfaring stranger
Traveling through this world of woe
Yet thereís no sickness, no toil or danger
In that bright world to which I go

Iím going there to see my father
Iím going there no more to roam
Iím only going over to Jordan
Iím only going over home
Yes, lord

I know dark clouds will gather around me
I know my way is rough and steep
Yet beauteous fields lie just before me
Where godís redeemed their vigils keep

Iím going there to see my mother
She said sheíd meet me when I come
Iím only going over to Jordan
Iím only going over to home
Goiní home now
Oh, somebody show me the way home

A Thousand Miles
Vanessa Carlton

Making my way downtown
Walking fast
Faces passed
And Iím home bound

Staring blankly ahead
Just making my way
Making my way
Through the crowd

And I need you
And I miss you
And now I wonder....

If I could fall
Into the sky
Do you think time
Would pass me by
ícause you know Iíd walk
A thousand miles
If I could
Just see you
Tonight

Itís always times like these
When I think of you
And I wonder
If you ever
Think of me

ícause everythingís so wrong
And I donít belong
Living in your
Precious memories

ícause I need you
And I miss you
And now I wonder....

If I could fall
Into the sky
Do you think time
Would pass me by
ícause you know Iíd walk
A thousand miles
If I could
Just see you
Tonight

And i, i
Donít want to let you know
I, i
Drown in your memory
I, i
Donít want to let this go
I, i
Donít....

Making my way downtown
Walking fast
Faces passed
And Iím home bound

Staring blankly ahead
Just making my way
Making my way
Through the crowd

And I still need you
And I still miss you
And now I wonder....

If I could fall
Into the sky
Do you think time
Would pass us by
ícause you know Iíd walk
A thousand miles
If I could
Just see you...

If I could fall
Into the sky
Do you think time
Would pass me by
ícause you know Iíd walk
A thousand miles
If I could
Just see you
If I could
Just hold you
Tonight


Not Even the Trees
Hootie and the Blowfish
Alone as I sit and watch the trees
Won't you tell me if I scream will they bend down and listen to me?
And it makes me wonder, if I'll know the words when you come
Or will you laugh at me
Or will I run
Little boy says to me,
"Where you goin' now son?"
I said, "I don't know where I'm goin' boy
I only know where I'm from"
And it makes me wonder
If the stars shine when my eyes close
Or does my brother's heart cry
I don't know
I'm a stranger in my home
Now that everybody's gone
Someone please talk to me
'Cause I feel you cry
And you're sitting with Him
And I know I'll never see you again
Lying down in Charleston under the Carolina sky
You see I'm tired of feeling this pain
I'm tired of living my own little lie
And it makes me wonder
When I see you in my dreams
Does it mean anything
Are you trying to talk to me
I'm a stranger in my home
Tell me are you feeling alone
Someone tell me what to do
'Cause I'm feeling strong
And I wonder how you feel
Does He realize my pain is for real
I see you in my dreams
And I wonder if you're looking down at me
And smiling right now
I wanna know if it's true
When He looks at me
Won't you tell me
Does He realize He came down here
And he took you too soon

And now my days are short and my nights are long
I lay down with memories of you that keep me going on, going on
And it makes me wonder as I sit and stare
Will I see your face again?
Tell me, do you care?
I'm a stranger in my home
Living life on my own
Right now I just can't see
'Cause I'm feeling weak
And my soul begins to bleed
And no one is listening to me, not even the trees

 Live Like You Were Dying
Tim McGraw
He said I was in my early forties
With a lot of life before me
When a moment came that stopped me on a dime
And I spent most of the next days
Looking at the x-rays
And talking about the options, talking 'bout sweet time

And I asked him when it sank in
That this might really be the real end
How's it hit you get that kind of news
Man, what'd you do (he said)

Chorus
I went sky diving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds
On a bull named Fu Man Chu
And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter
And gave forgiveness I'd been denying
And he said some day I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dying

He said I was finally the husband
That most the time I wasn't
And I became a friend a friend would like to have
And all 'a sudden going fishin'
Wasn't such an impostition
And I went three time that year I lost my dad

And I finally read the good book
And I took a good long hard look
At what I'd do if I could do it all
again..... and then

Chorus

Like tommorrow was a gift
And you've got eternity to think about
What you'd do with it
What did you do with it
What did I do with it
What would I do with it

I went sky diving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds
On a bull named Fu Man Chu
And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter
And I watched an eagle as it was flying
And he said one day I hope you get the chance
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying
To live like you were dying



 Who You'd Be Today
Kenny Chesney
Sunny days seem to hurt the most
I wear the pain like a heavy coat
I feel you everywhere I go

I see your smile
I see your face
I hear you laughing in the rain
I still can't believe your gone

Chorus:
It ain't fair
You died too young
Like a story that had just begun
But death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All the hell that I've been through
Just knowing no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder
Who you'd be today

Would you see the world
Would you chase your dreams
Settle down with a family
I wonder what would you name your babies
Somedays the sky's so blue
I feel like I can talk to you
I know it might sound crazy

Chorus:
It ain't fair
You died too young
Like a story that had just begun
But death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All the hell that I've been through
Just knowing no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder
Who you'd be today

Today, today, today

Today, today, today

Sunny days seem to hurt the most
I wear the pain like a heavy coat
The only thing that gives me hope
Is I know, I'll see you again someday

Someday, someday

Precious Child
Karen Taylor-Good

In my dreams, you are alive and well
Precious child, precious child
In my mind, I see you clear as a bell
Precious child, precious child

In my soul, there is a hole
That can never be filled
But in my heart, there is hope 
'Cause you are with me still

In my heart, you live on
Always there never gone
Precious child, you left too soon
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... in my heart

In my plans, I was the first to leave
Precious child, precious child
But in this world, I was left here to grieve
Precious child, my precious child

In my soul, there is a hole
That can never be filled
But in my heart there is hope
And you are with me still
 
In my heart you live on 
Always there never gone
Precious child you left too soon,
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... in my heart

God knows I want to hold you,
See you, touch you
And maybe there is a heaven
And someday I will again
Please know you are not forgotten until then

In my heart you live on
Always there never gone
Precious child you left too soon
Tho' it may be true that we're apart
You will live forever... in my heart

With Hope
Stephen Curtis Chapman
This is not at all how
We thought it was supposed to be

We had so many plans for you
We had so many dreams
And now you are gone away
And left us with the memories of your smile
And nothing we can say
And nothing we can do
Can take away the pain
The pain of losing you, but...
We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
'Cause we know our goodbye is not the end, oh no
And we can grieve with hope
'Cause we believe with hope
(There's a place by God's grace)
There's a place where we'll see your face again
We'll see your face again..
And never have I known
Anything so hard to understand
And never have I questioned more
The wisdom of God's plan
But through the cloud of tears
I see the Father's smile and say well done
And I imagine you
Where you wanted most to be
Seeing all your dreams come true
'Cause now you're home
And now you're free, and...
We have this hope as an anchor
'Cause we believe that everything
God promised us is true, so...
We wait with hope
We ache with hope
We hold on with hope
We let go with hope

Only Forever

Cynthia Harrod

When would be a good time for me to say goodbye?
How could I be ready to look one last time in your eyes?
When would I be willing to never see you again?
If God should ask me, I could not say when.

Only forever is enough time to love!
Nothing less than always could fill my heart up.
How much would satisfy the longings of love?
Only forever could ever be enough.

Iíd say you left to soonÖ
     I wanted so much more!
I thought we would have timeÖ
     I thought we had so much in store!

Only forever is enough time to love!
Nothing less than always could fill my heart up.
How much would satisfy the longings of love?
Only forever could ever be enough.

I heard an old, old story, of how Jesus died for love:
God came down among us, then He went back up above!
He said, ďIíll come back to get you!Ē He said, ďI will give you life.Ē
And, ďI will take you to be with Me!Ē For only always is enough.

Only forever is enough time to love!
Nothing less than always could fill His heart up.
How much would satisfy the longings of such love?
Only forever could ever be enough.

Skin
Rascal Flatts
Sarah Beth is scared to death
To hear what the doctor will say
She hasn't been well
Since the day that she fell
And the bruise, it just won't go away
So she sits and see waits with her mother and dad
and Flips through an old magazine
Til the nurse with the smile
Stands at the door
And says will you please come with me

Sarah Beth is scared to death
Cause the doctor just told her the news
Between the red cells and white
Something's not right
But we're gonna take care of you

Six chances in ten it won't come back again
With the therapy were gonna try
It's just been approved
It's the strongest there is
I think we caught it in time

Sarah Beth closes her eyes
and She dreams she's dancing
Around and around without any cares
And her very first love is holding her close
And the soft wind is blowing her hair

Sarah Beth is scared to death
As she sits holding her mom
Cause it would be a mistake
For someone to take
A girl with no hair to the prom

For, just this morning right there on her pillow
Was the cruellest of any surprise
And she cried when she gathered it all in her hands
The proof that she couldn't deny

Sarah Beth closes her eyes
and She dreams she's dancing
Around and around without any cares
and her very first love was holding her close
and the soft wind is blowing her hair

It's quarter to seven
That boy's at the door
And her daddy ushers him in
And when he takes off his cap
They all start to cry
Cause this morning where his hair had been
Softly, she touches just skin

They go dancing around and around
Without any cares
And her very first true love is holding her close
For a moment she isn't scared...

I'm Your Angel
Celene Dion & R. Kelly

No mountain's too high for you to climb
All you have to do, is have some climbing faith, oh yes
No river's too wide for you to make it across
All you have to do is believe it when you pray

And then you will see The morning will come
And everyday will be bright as the sun
All of your fears
Cast them on me I just want you to see

I'll be your cloud up in the sky
I'll be your shoulder when you cry
I hear your voices when you call me
I am your Angel,
And when all hope is gone,
I'm here No matter how far you are, from here
It makes no difference who you are
I am your Angel,
I am your Angel, oh yes

I saw your tear drops, and I heard you cry
All you need is time Seek me and you shall find
You have everything and your still lonely
It don't have to be this way
Let me show you a better day

Oh and then you will see
The morning will come
And all of your days will be bright as the sun
So all of your fears just cast them on me
How can I make you see

I'll be your cloud up in the sky
I'll be your shoulder when you cry
I hear your voices when you call me
I am your Angel,
And when all hope is gone,
I'm here No matter how far you are, from here
It makes no difference who you are
I am your Angel
I am your Angel

And when it's time to face the storm
I'll be right by your side Grace will keep us safe and warm
I know we will survive
And when it seems as if your end is growing near
Don't you dare give up the fight
Just put trust beyond the skies

I'll be your cloud up in the sky
I'll be your shoulder when you cry
I hear your voices when you call me
I am your Angel,
And when all hope is gone,
I'm here No matter how far you are, from here
It makes no difference who you are
I am your Angel
I am your Angel

Probably Wouldn't Be This Way
LeeAnn Rimes

Got a date a week from Friday with the Preacher's son,
Everybody says he's crazy, I'll have to see
I finally moved to Jackson when the summer came,
I won't have to pay that boy to rake my leaves
I'm probably going on and on it seems I'm doing more of that these days

(Chorus:)
I probably wouldn't be this way
I probably wouldn't hurt so bad
I never pictured every minute without you in it,
Oh you left so fast,
Sometimes I see you standing there
Sometimes it's like I'm losing touch
Sometimes I feel I'm so lucky to have had the chance to love this much
God give me moments grace
Cause if I'd nevber seen your face
I probably wouldn't be this way

Momma says that I just shouldn't speak to you,
Susan says that I should just move on,
You oughta see the way these people look at me,
When they see me 'round here talking to this stone,
Everybody thinks I've lost my mind but I just take it day by day

(Chorus:)
I probably wouldn't be this way
I probably wouldn't hurt so bad
I never pictured every minute without you in it,
Oh you left so fast,
Sometimes I see you standing there
Sometimes it's like I'm losing touch
Sometimes I feel I'm so lucky to have had the chance to love this much
God give me moments grace
Cause if I'd never seen your face
I probably wouldn't be this way

I probably wouldn't be this way,
I probably wouldn't hurt so bad,
I never pictured every minute without you in it,
Oh you left so fast,
Sometimes I see you standing there,
Sometimes I feel an angels touch
Sometimes I feel that I'm so lucky to have had the chance to love this much
God give me a moments grace
Cause if I'd never see your face
I probably woudln't be this way
I probably wouldn't be this way

Got a date a week from a Friday with the Preacher's son,
Everybody says I'm crazy, guess I'll have to see



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