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Sort It Out Lyrics

Brenda Freed Sort It Out  

1. Stop the Rain

Brenda Freed, Suzanne Chesshire, Val Roessling

 

Whenever we see each other
We forget we were ever lovers
And the arguments always end up the same
Why try to explain

There’s no sense in even trying
This time I won’t come crying
I won’t play that game
I just gotta stop the rain

Chorus

I gotta stop the rain
I gotta stop the rain
Gotta stop the rain from falling
Gotta stop this damn cold rain

If it’s gonna be this way forever
And we’re not gonna be together
Then why don’t you really say good-bye
You know why
There’s no sense in even calling
This time I won’t come crawlin’
I won’t play that game
I just gotta stop the rain

Chorus

Solo

Bridge

We used to make love like a storm blowin’ through
I could feel the lightening burnin from me until you
But now the thunder is all that remains
There’s nothing left to say,

No one left to blame

Oh yeah I gotta Stop the rain
Gotta stop, the rain
I gotta stop the rain from falling
Gotta stop this damn cold rain

 

2. Sort It Out

Brenda Freed, Val Roessling, Linda Epperson, Suzanne Chesshire

I knew a man, he was 33
But with his pot belly he looked
Middle-aged to me
He was makin those big bucks
Workin all the time
Tryin to buy a better life
Somewhere down the line

He said, I eat good food and I drink fine wine
Buy expensive toys but I don’t have the time
I’m livin’ in motels and drivin’ rental cars
Spendin’ lots of hours in airport bars

And I said, Man there’s more to life
You gotta live every day
What good are toys
if you don’t have the time to play
Sort it out and get on, Sort it out and get on,
Sort it out and get on,  Sort it out

I had a friend, Misery was her name
Married the high school quarterback just to
Play a losin’ game
Cocaine and other women,
she was last on his list

He lied to her heart, then sealed it with a kiss

She said, I can’t get out, no,
I’m trapped in this scene
Spent too much time in this nightmare of a dream
I’m lost in lonliness, paralyzed by fear
Too tired to shed another tear

I said, carpedium, you gotta live every day
You could be happy, you know,
you don’t have to stay
Sort it out and get on, Sort it out and get on,
Sort it out and get on, Sort it out

I had a love, seemed meant to be,
We had a lot of adventure and spontaneity
But times got tough
and we couldn’t see it through
There were fingers pointed
but I know the tango took two

It was hard to let go, but I had to at last
Enjoy the present, forgive the past
I see my mistakes, now I can heal,
learn from the whole damn deal
Cuz I know life’s too short, I gotta live every day
Funny how my words come back to me and I hear myself say
Sort it out and get on, Sort it out and get on,
Sort it out and get on, Sort it out

3. I’ll Be Damned

Brenda Freed & Suzanne Chesshire

I don’t fall to pieces when I see you walk by
Don’t put my life on hold,
I don’t sit around and cry
It never did any good, didn’t get what I need

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Hell would have to freeze over
before we could proceed
Won’t be damned if I don’t
and won’t be damned if I do
But I’ll be damned
if I can make an honest man outa you

A break from the lies was long overdue
Life is not harder, it’s not harder without you
You told me you’d been workin,
workin hard all day
When you were really with that
young thing at the matinee
Won’t be damned if I don’t
and won’t be damned if I do
But I’ll be damned
if I can make an honest man outa you

It seems you’ve forgotten
all those things that I said
Believin’ in you proved to be invalid
Don’t want no part of your self-sabotage
Can’t be a member of your entourage
Won’t be damned if I don’t
and won’t be damned if I do
But I’ll be damned
if I can make an honest man outa you

Our love is as dead
as that last bouquet you gave
I kept it around
You know I kept it awhile, before I threw it away
It seems like I’m so easy to replace
While all memories of you I’m tryin’ hard to erase
Won’t be damned if I don’t
and won’t be damned if I do
But I’ll be damned
if I can make an honest man outa you

Won’t be damned if I don’t
and won’t be damned if I do
Won’t be damned if I don’t
and won’t be damned if I do
But I’ll be damned
if anyone can make an honest man outa you

4. Ships

JB Braden

Would you tell me you love me again
It melts my heart
Would you tell me again and again
True love never dies

Ships go out, sail to sea
Some return, and some are lost as I would be
Lost as I would be, lost as I would be
Just as I would be without your love

If you tell me you love me again
I would sing for you
Only love songs forever and then
Just say good-bye

Ships go out, sail to sea
Some return, and some are lost as I would be
Lost as I would be, lost as I would be
Just as I would be without your love

5. Wish I May

Brenda Freed & Bob Clark

Chorus

Wish I may, I wish I might
Fall back in love tonight
This time everything will work out right
It’s no disgrace to hit your face

when falling from the arms of grace
Sometimes the floor is the safest place

Chorus

I’ll bet on you if you’ll bet on me
There ain’t nothing in this world for free
Sometimes a deal, a deal can be made
Nothin’s for free

Chorus

Love and courage are the same
The only difference is in the name
The results are in the way you play the game

Close the window, pull the shade
But don’t ever let yourself be afraid
If you’re brave there’s a fortune, a fortune to be made
Don’t be a fraid,

Chorus

6. Sparks Fly

Brenda Freed, Val Roessling, Suzanne Chesshire

Like the heat of a comet, like the soul of a star
You can bet your life on it, wherever you are
I’ll be right there beside you
every day and every night
Never a moment when you’re out of my sight

It’s a cool kind of fire that can burn up this heart
I’m so full of desire and you’re playin’ your part
Throw back the curtain, this show’s for free
Our fires are blazin’ for the whole world to see

Chorus

Sparks fly, here’s your invitation

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Sparks fly, forget your reputation
Face to face, eye to eye
I’ll take you to a place higher than the sky,
Sparks fly

I’ve been so long without it I am out of my mind
And there’s no doubt about it
I won’t leave you behind
We’ve got a habit, gotta have it, that’s for sure
I’ve got the fever, baby, you’ve got the cure

Chorus

Sparks fly, there’s gonna be some friction
Sparks fly, you’ll have a new addiction
Face to face, eye to eye
I’ll take you to a place higher than the sky
Sparks fly

Instrumental

Bridge

Sparks fly every which-a-way,
I don’t care what you say
We’re gonna burn this whole town down
Movin’ at the speed of light,
I know love’ll work out right
And we’ll break the speed of sound

Sparks fly, you don’t need an invitation
Sparks fly, I’ll change your reputation,
Face to face, eye to eye, I’ll take you
to a place higher than the sky,
Sparks fly, we’re gonna make some friction
Sparks fly, we’ll have a new addiction
Face to face, eye to eye
I’ll take you to a place higher than the sky,

Sparks fly

7. Faith Healer                 

Brenda Freed and Suzanne Chesshire

You’re my faith healer
And you’re healin’ my faith
in the whole human race
You’re my faith healer
Never thought I’d look love
in the face again and then
You laid your hands on me lightly
Now when you’re holding me ever so tightly
My head may be reelin’ but my heart is healin’
I have a new faith in love

You’re my faith healer
The look in your eyes melts away all the lies
You’re my faith healer
And you’re helping me see the things
he couldn’t see in me
You held up a mirror to show me
That he never ever really did know me
And in that refection I don’t see his rejection
I just see the power of faith

You healed the trust that was broken
Healed the words that were spoken
In anger and pride now deep down inside
I’m a whole different person with faith

Instrumental

You healed the trust that was broken
Healed the words that were spoken
In anger and pride now deep down inside
I’m a whole different person with faith,
I have faith, I have faith

You’re my faith healer
And you’re healin’ my faith

in the whole human race
You’re my faith healer
Never thought I’d look
love in the face again and then
You laid your hands on me lightly now
when you’re holding me ever so tightly
My head may be reelin’ but my heart is healin’
I have a new faith, I have a new faith,
I have a new faith in my faith healer
You’re my faith healer, you’re my faith healer

8. Trouble

Brenda Freed, Suzanne Chesshire, Val Roessling

We have a big old window
high above the street
Lights come flashing through it,
so does the summer heat
Every night I lie awake and I
sometimes watch you sleep
You look like trouble,
hm, hmm and I like trouble

With movie posters on the wall,
a candle in a jar
We haven’t got much money
but we’ve got two fine guitars
If I were to try and leave, well,
I wouldn’t get too far
I’d miss my trouble, hm, hmmm
I’d miss trouble

Trouble in my soul
Trouble in my mind
Trouble on TV you know
It’s a troublin’ time
I oughta give peace a chance
but when it comes to romance

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Ooo, I like trouble, Lots of it, trouble.

Bridge:

When I was just a little girl
I love to ride the tilt-a-whirl
Spin me round and turn me upside down
But time has taken quite a toll,
I’m older now but even so
You’re still the wildest ride in town

When the day comes crashing down
and night’s an open book
If I’m feelin’ restless, well,
I know just where to look
One glance in your smoky eyes,
things really start to cook
And we make trouble,
hmm, hmmm we make some trouble

Trouble in  my soul
Trouble in my mind
Trouble on TV you know
It’s a troublin’ time
I oughta give peace a chance
but when it comes to romance
I like to make a little trouble.
Double trouble with you

9. Gotta Get Over you

Brenda Freed & Val Roessling

I gotta get over you
I gotta stop thinking it through
I wanna lay down at night knowin’ I did my best
to make it right with you
You moved on right on cue
I gotta get over you

I gotta get over you
But I thought I’d grow old with you
Thought it’d just take some time
Maybe a week or a month or two
to get back in line with you
But you found someone new
I gotta get over you

Looking back, you’ve been gone for a long time
Not in the flesh,
you’ve been gone in your own mind
You say there’s an emptiness inside you
It’s a well I can’t fill,
God knows how I’ve tried, how I’ve tried

Instrumental

It’s not the loss of a dream, It’s the loss of a man
We had a problem, couldn’t find a plan
I’ll go on, my dream’s still alive
The future’s uncertain,
and yet it’s so bright, so bright

Someday I’ll be over you
I’ll stop thinking it through
I’ll lay down at night knowin’ I did my very best
to make it right with you
Now I’m movin’ on too,
I gotta get over you
Over you, I gotta get over you

10. Center of the Road

Brenda Freed & Bob Clark

Chorus

There’s a line on the highway
and it’s showin’ me my way
A line on the highway
down the center of the road

Chorus

You’ve gotta strike a balance
between duties and desire

Strike a balance walkin’ on a tight wire

Chorus

You’ve gotta strike a balance
between rich and being poor
Strike a balance or you’ll wind up on the floor

Chorus

You’ve gotta strike a balance
between water and fire
Strike a balance walking on the tight wire

Chorus

You’ve gotta strike a balance
between enough and wanting more
Strike a balance or you’ll wind up on the floor

 

Brenda Freed – Vocals, Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Val Roessling – Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar

Tim Harden – 12-string Electric Bass

Jackie Cross – Background Vocals

Merel Bregante – Drums

 

Produced by Brenda Freed, Merel Bregante, Val Roessling

Engineered by Merel Bregante

Additional Engineering – Chris Burns

Mastered by Jerry Tubb, Terra Nova Digital Audio

© 1999 Creative Endeavors Publishing (BMI)

 

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| January 11, 2016
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