I Gave it All

I Gave it All
Written and Composed by Tony Ganzer

You woke with the sunrise, I heard you stir about,
but I did not open my eyes
Like tomorrow I hope you never come,
for today is the last day you’ll walk away from me

(Chorus)
I gave it all: my soul, my will, my all
And you threw it all back at me, yeah

We used to say “Forget me not,”
And now I can’t remember the last time we felt love
And as I lie here, your side of the world is cold
Give your pain to another

(Chorus)
I gave it all, you’ve let me down for the last time
To you I say goodbye

I didn’t know you were crying until I felt the sting of your guilty tears
And as you walked away I knew I could not share you
To you, girl, I say goodbye

(Chorus)

 

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Please Don’t Cry

Please Don’t Cry
Written and Composed by Tony Ganzer

This is goodbye
This is our time, love in timeless ebb and flow
We stand: my hand in your hand
Your head upon my chest
Your eyes an ocean I fall into

And I don’t want to be uncouth,
but I can’t catch a wink without your kiss
I don’t want this all to be a dream

(Chorus)
Fall away into an endless embrace
Breath softly and drift through the winds of change
But remember girl: Please don’t cry
Just please don’t cry

I’ve seen your tears
and I’m the one who’s wiped away your frowns, and made you laugh,
and I’m the one who holds you as you sleep

And I don’t want to be uncouth,
but I can’t catch a wink without your kiss
I don’t want this all to be a dream

(Chorus)

But remember girl: Please don’t cry

 

 

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Jessica Flies Away

Jessica Flies Away
Written and Composed by Tony Ganzer

Her eyes can’t hide them, the secrets she’s buried in her soul
Her shell is cracking
This time, she can’t survive alone

(Chorus)
And as she falls from Heaven
She’s running from all she’s kept inside
Though all she needs is a lover’s affection
She won’t take it, and Jessica flies away

Her smile could haunt a man for weeks
Her love, could part the seven seas
But I know, her fire’s growing dim
Her passionate forever is falling away

(Chorus)

(Break)
She steps to the edge of time, looks into forever, hoping to find an answer to the problems of her soul.

(Chorus)

 

 

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Broken

Broken
Written and Composed by Tony Ganzer

I wish that I could hold you
Like I should have done
From the very beginning,
When I knew you were the one

I know that you can see me,
And I know you hear my words
I know that you can feel my pain
And I know that I feel yours

But why won’t you answer?
Send me a sign?
Fly down from Heaven
And take us to a time, better than today
When I feel an aching in my soul
And a yearning down inside—
I’m living a lie

I glance high and cry to the heavens,
Something’s just not right here
I gave you all I had

The sadness in your words
The whispers in the moonlight
Our dreams are done

I don’t want to believe it, that
You are really gone
That our times are finally over
And my world is dead and broken

I remember our ending times,
Sadness on your face
When our tired lives were ending and
We were in too deep

 

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The Christmas Song

The Christmas Song
Written and Composed by Dave Matthews

She was his girl; he was her boyfriend
She be his wife; take him as her husband
A surprise on the way, any day, any day
One healthy little giggling dribbling baby boy
The wise men came three made their way
To shower him with love
While he lay in the hay
Shower him with love love love
Love love love
Love love is all around

Not very much of his childhood was known
Kept his mother Mary worried
Always out on his own
He met another Mary for a reasonable fee, less than
Reputable as known to be

His heart was full of love love love
Love love love
Love love is all around
When Jesus Christ was nailed to the his tree
Said “oh, Daddy-o I can see how it all soon will be
I came to shed a little light on this darkening scene
Instead I fear I spill the blood of my children all around”

The blood of our children all around
The blood of our children all around
The blood of our children all around
So the story goes, so I’m told
The people he knew were
Less than golden hearted
Gamblers and robbers
Drinkers and jokers, all soul searchers
Like you and me

Rumors insisited he soon would be
For his deviations
Taken into custody by the authorities
Less informed than he.
Drinkers and jokers. all soul searchers
Searching for love love love
Love love love
Love love is all around

Preparations were made
For his celebration day
He said “eat this bread and think of it as me
Drink this wine and dream it will be
The blood of our children all around
The blood of our children all around”
The blood of our children all around

Father up above, why in all this anger have you fill
Me up with love
Fill me love love love
Love love love
Love love
And the blood of our children all around

 

 

An Occurrence at Owl Creek

An Occurrence at Owl Creek
Written and composed by Tony Ganzer

I am beaten, I am on my knees,
When is this over?  I don’t think I can take anymore
Her blood is on my hands, the stains are all around me now
I know this is all my fault

(Chorus)
Put her name upon the tombstone,
Let her memory fade to black
As I drift toward insanity
My love won’t bring her back

My heart is weary, my soul is asking for a rest,
My mind is racing through the lies
Her blood is on my hands, the stains are all around me now
I gave her all I had

(Chorus)

I hold her now, I think she’s falling
I look into her eyes
I hold her now, I think she’s falling
Her pain is no disguise
I hold her now I think she’s falling
She whispers,
“I will love you, forever…oh”

 

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Rapture

Rapture
Written and Composed by Tony Ganzer

No one’s around, we are all alone
I feel you next to me, I need you more than ever
You look into me with those eyes,
You speak to me with your soul
I know I love you, I know I love you

(Chorus)
So hold me now, and tell me you want me
That you’ve made up your mind, that I am all your dreams could ask for
And everything’s all right
And as I slip into your arms, my fears are washed away
With a kiss and a warm embrace—I’m yours

No one’s around—silence overtakes we
I feel your heart beating in tune with mine,
We’re a song in harmony
I know with you girl is where I need to be

(Chorus)

As the night comes over we, forever shouldn’t be this easy, no, no

(Chorus)

 

 

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