Al Gomes

Al Gomes

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Where Home Is

Written By: Al Gomes, Mark Cutler, John Cafferty

The street's become a campground
But let there be no doubt
It's where the homeless dock their fading hopes
The ones who've been cast out

It's where a dime becomes a fortune
But a dime don't buy you much
Yet, people smile, they pass on by
They look, but they do not touch

A home is where the heart is
A home is where it starts
When you're tucked in your warm bed tonight
Say a prayer for those who aren't

Well you know, there's just a thin line
Between the riches and the rags
And even you may someday carry
Everything you own in just one bag

They get plenty of sun, they get fresh air
They get winter when it's cold
You get an alley for a bedroom
You get a blanket made of snow

A home is where the heart is
A home is where it starts
When you're tucked in your warm bed tonight
Say a prayer for those who aren't

They need to have a place to rest
And it can't be a bench or a park
There has to be an end in sight
And a home is where it starts

A home is where the heart is
A home is where it starts
When you're tucked in your warm bed tonight
Say a prayer for those who aren't

A home is where the heart is
A home is where it starts...

Surrender to Serenity

Written By: Al Gomes, Jim Beaupre, Robyn Cullen, Mike Murnin

I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired
Weary and down from being wired and high
I've turned everyone against me, friends into foes
Love into hate, hello into goodbye

All of the gamblers can now place their bets
On the one who's to blame
Nothing to lose with the dice in my hand
Recovery's the name of the game

I'm ready for the big bow-out
Ready to be understood
Hard work never looked so good
I'm ready to count my blessings
Each one with glory
And regain my diginity
And surrender to serenity
Surrender to serenity

Holding on to this world of my own
And hiding behind this foolish facade
Release is so sweet and long overdue
As I now let go and let God

Peek in my conscience, my vices are gone
Things were not what they seemed
Clean and serene, my heart's filled with pride
This path was once just a dream

I'm ready for the big bow-out
Ready to be understood
Hard work never looked so good
I'm ready to count my blessings
Each one with glory
And regain my diginity
And surrender to serenity
Surrender to serenity

I've searched so long and hard to find
Skeptics can rest assured
It's come full circle, this illness of mine
But now I've come around to be cured

I'm ready for the big bow-out
Ready to be understood
Hard work never looked so good
I'm ready to count my blessings
Each one with glory
And regain my diginity
Surrender to serenity

I'm ready for the big bow-out
Ready to be understood
I'm ready for the big bow-out
Ready to be understood
Surrender to serenity...

A Piece of Our Hearts

Written By: Al Gomes, Mark Bram, Jamie Kurtis

There's a man in dire need
And the way he starts each day
Is wondering how his life
CouldÕve ended up this way

He looks down at his son in pain
But heÕs too weak to cry
Yet, the tears begin to fall
When his son asks, 'Daddy, why?'

Let's give a piece of our hearts
To keep theirs beating
LetÕs starve all selfish thoughts
And letÕs start feeding
Our minds with empathy
Their mouths to set them free
LetÕs give a piece of our hearts
To keep theirs beating

He stares at the sun and canÕt decide
If heÕs glad to see it set
If itÕs up, it roasts his mind and his bones
And if itÕs down, itÕs more like death

How far must their hands reach out?
Should they crack first under the strain?
Should they fall to the ground and fail to move?
Is that a just way to end pain?

LetÕs give a piece of our hearts
To keep theirs beating
LetÕs starve all selfish thoughts
And letÕs start feeding
Our minds with empathy
Their mouths to set them free
LetÕs give a piece of our hearts
To keep theirs beating

Time is running out
Minutes never meant so much
WhyÕd it take this long to see?
Are we that much out of touch?

Every day, the hungry move
To another town thatÕs bare
When they arrive, the ones with nothing
Still find a way to share

Without a face of hope in sight
Their compassion never dies
This truth can bring a change of heart
To silence all their cries

LetÕs give a piece of our hearts
To keep theirs beating
LetÕs starve all selfish thoughts
And letÕs start feeding
Our minds with empathy
Their mouths to set them free
LetÕs give a piece of our hearts
To keep theirs beating...