CJ

CJ

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

CJ Barth is a musically "well-rounded" singer/songwriter from the Midwest. A versatile composer and arranger, she writes: blues, country, southern rock, folk Christian, rock, pop, alternative, and instrumental. "We underestimate the power we have to change the world through music!" CJ Barth

Biography

CJ Barth knows music! From early age, it has been a passion for her, moreless, an "obsession"! She began picking out songs on piano when she was 3. She started playing piano when she was in 1st grade, writing her first classical sonatina at age 10. She studied piano, voice and organ in school, played all through H.S. She continued on with music, studying voice and organ at the University of Iowa. She received her Bachelors of Music Degree in Music Education, and is currently, a public music teacher, private voice and piano instructor, songwriter and arranger, directs an adult church choir, founded a Christian/Rock band in which she writes for, and performs with various secular bands and artists. With her gift of being able to "play by ear", musical theory background, and the ability to transpose music in any key, she has been "unstoppable" with endless musical opportunities. Her music is "diverse", well-received, and just waiting to be "discovered"! In addition, she has written musicals for elementary and middle school age, including her latest, "Choices", with Taylorsville Elementary School where she teaches, in 2008. Just waiting to be published, the musical has a sound track, and has "changed" the persona of the old "sing-songy" elementary musicals, (kids now-a-days want to "rock"), to one with "edge", "rock-out" mentality, strong message, diverse music , current issues affecting kids. The musical incorporates the styles of: southern rock, pop, rap, and rock- music kids cannot only relate to, but parents, too,. The kids loved to perform the music and was well-received by audiences. CJ enjoys performing for charities, churches, clubs, weddings, private parties, corporate parties, receptions, Christmas parties, etc. and also loves to do "Sing-a-longs" when the opportunity arises (her experience in playing piano bars). She can perform covers when needed, in all styles, and almost, all musical eras in addition to her originals. Although trained classically, CJ enjoys singing both Christian and secular music, which features her "blues"or "rock"style voice (some say is "sexy"), a result of many years of abuse teaching in the elementary music classroom-but having a great time, doing it!)
Barth has also had radio play success, done EP's for charity events, and her hope is to "get the music out there" to make a difference! Her motto is: "Make a difference...because we can!" As musicians, we underestimate the power we have to change the world and make it a better place! She currently has a music ministry (non-denominational) called, "Scriptures, Stories and Songs", which she is promoting in the churches, Christian festivals, service groups, soldiers, prisons, colleges, etc., and hopes to release a cd soon from it, soon. She has written music for commissioned work (privately), and "commercials". She looks forward to co-writing with other songwriters, meeting other "driven" musicians sharing the same passion, to work with, and writing for special projects. She is motivated to continue writing musicals, (including a rock/opera someday), get her music into films, TV Shows and movies and "conquer" the music industry with "positive" and "quality" music!

Lyrics

"123" (Sassy blues song)

Written By: Carol J. Barth

"123"

BY CAROL J. BARTH (CJ)
JUNE 24, 2009
(Blues song)

VERSE:
Well, it didn't seem to work the first time,
No, it never really worked the next,
Now you say, you want a third time,
You make me so perplexed...

PRE-CHORUS:
But who's counting, and not tryin',
Stop the cryin', and the lyin',
And maybe this time we'll win, I’ll give you…

CHORUS:
123 chances to love me,
3 strikes you’re out, you’ll be lonely,
123 chances to love me,
Give me all you’ve got…
And I’ll give you what you need.

VERSE 2:
Boy, you're that bad old penny,
Which always seems to return,
Always searchin' for something better,
Never working for what you've earned,
But I'll tell you,
This heart is breakin',
And it's hurtin', it's not healing,
Oh, baby when will we learn,
I'll give you...

CHORUS
LEAD-(16 BARS)
BRIDGE

With you, loving's easy,
I get lost, and confused,
Oh, baby I lose my way..
REPEAT CHORUS

TAG: I'LL GIVE ME 123 CHANCES TO LOVE ME!
Copyright: 2009 Carol J. Barth Music
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"Shine Your Light on Us"(Contemporary Christian)

Written By: Carol J. Barth (CJ)

“SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON US”

By Carol Barth
(Inspired by Deron White’s Personal Life Story)

IN A PERFECT WORLD, WE’D LIVE IN HARMONY,
UNDIVIDED IN A STATE OF TRANQUILITY.
AS ALL GOD’S CHILDREN, WE’D JOYFULLY EMBRACE,
WORKING TOGETHER, EVERY NATION AND RACE.

CHORUS:
SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON US,
A HOPE THAT WE MIGHT SEE,
A WORLD OF PEACE,
IN A WORLD OF DIVERSITY,
SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON US,
SO THAT WE MAY KNOW,
BY ACCEPTING OTHERS,
OUR LOVE CAN GROW.

VERSE 2:
THE HOMELESS, OPPRESSED,
BROTHERS ALL ARE WE,
STILL WE CLOSE THE DOORS
AND ARE BLIND TO SEE.
AS GOD’S SERVANTS,
LET OUR HEARTS LOVE ENDLESSLY.
LET US REACH OUT IN LOVE, UNCONDITIONALLY.

REPEAT CHORUS:

BRIDGE:
WHY CAN’T WE HEAR THE CHILDREN CRYING?
WHY CAN’T ALL WARS TURN TO PEACE?
WHY CAN’T WE FEEL THE PAIN OF INJUSTICE,
OR SHOW HUMILITY,
HEAR OUR PRAYER AND MAKE US STRONGER,
UNITE US AS ONE, AN ARMY OF LOVE,
HELP US WALK IN YOUR IMAGE WITH FAVOR,
LIKE YOUR SON, FROM ABOVE,
LIKE YOUR SON, FROM ABOVE.

(KEY CHANGE)

SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON US,
A HOPE THAT WE MIGHT SEE,
A WORLD OF PEACE,
IN A WORLD OF DIVERSITY,
SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON US,
SO THAT WE MAY KNOW,
BY ACCEPTING OTHERS,
OUR LOVE CAN GROW.
BY ACCEPTING OTHERS,
OUR LOVE…CAN GROW.

Copyright: 2007 Carol J. Barth Music

"CHOICES"- SONG FROM AN ORIGINAL ELEMENTARY MUSICAL

Written By: Carol J. Barth (CJ)

From the original musical "CHOICES", written for Taylorsville Elementary School.
The song, "Choices" was written solely by Carol J. Barth

“CHOICES”
(MARCH 2008)

BY CAROL J. BARTH (CJ)

(INDIVIDUAL VOICES)

SING, LET THE WHOLE WORLD HEAR YOU,
LAUGH, YOU CAN SHARE A SMILE,
DREAM, YOU CAN BE THE FUTURE,
BELIEVE IT’S ALL WORTH WHILE,
DANCE, IT WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY,
RUN THE RACE FOR VICTORY,
LIVE, LIKE THERE’S NO TOMORROW,
BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE…

CHORUS:
CHOICES, CHOICES,
IT’S UP TO YOU AND ME,
CHOICES, CHOICES,
BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE,
CHOICES, CHOICES,
OUR WORK IS NEVER DONE,
CHOICES, CHOICES,
MAKE THE RIGHT ONE!

(REPEAT VERSE AND CHORUS TOGETHER)

BRIDGE: (SOLO)
EVERYONE HAS A CHOICE,
TO DO WHAT’S WRONG OR RIGHT,
EVERYONE HAS A VOICE,
SHOUT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT,
HERE’S A CHOICE FOR YOU,
BEGIN A BRAND NEW START,
EVERYDAY’S A CHOICE…
WAKE-UP, AND CHANGE A HEART!
CHORUS:
CHOICES, CHOICES,
IT’S UP TO YOU AND ME,
CHOICES, CHOICES,
BE WHO YOU WANT TO BE,
CHOICES, CHOICES,
OUR WORK IS NEVER DONE,
CHOICES, CHOICES,
MAKE THE RIGHT ONE!

COPYRIGHT: 2008 CAROL J. BARTH MUSIC
E:MAIL: cbarth3234@comcast.net
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"ALL SING NOEL, NOEL" (CHRISTMAS CHRISTIAN/ROCK-UPBEAT SONG)

Written By: CAROL J. BARTH

“ALL SING NOEL, NOEL”
BY CAROL J. BARTH (“CJ”)
DECEMBER 28, 2007

IN BETHLEHEM, A CHILD WAS BORN,
BORN IN A MANGER,
REJOICE THIS CHRISTMAS MORN,
BORN TO A VIRGIN, GOD’S ONLY SON,
FOR OUR SALVATION,
HIS LIFE HAD JUST BEGUN…

CHORUS:
ALL SING NOEL, NOEL…
ALL SING NOEL, NOEL…
ALL SING NOEL, NOEL…
HE’S KING OF KINGS,
FOR ALL TO TELL,
RING OUT ALL CHRISTMAS BELLS!

VERSE 2:
THE SHEPHERDS CAME, THEY HASTENED THERE,
THE ANGELS SANG, AND KINGS BRINGING GIFTS TO BEAR,
THE PORMISE OF GOD’S HOLY WORD,
TO ALL, A SAVIOR,
WHO IS CHRIST THE LORD,

REPEAT CHORUS:

BRIDGE:
COME ALL WHO WEEP,
COME ALL WHO SLEEP,
HOPE IS GIVEN TO ALL THE WORLD,
HIS GRACE FOR US______(ECHO) RECEIVED…

MODIFIED CHORUS (SOFTLY)
ALL SING NOEL, NOEL…(ECHO)
ALL SING NOEL, NOEL…(ECHO)
ALL SING NOEL, NOEL…(ECHO)
ALL SING NOEL, NOEL…NOEL, NOEL---------

CHORUS: (LOUDLY)
ALL SING NOEL, NOEL…(ECHO)
ALL SING NOEL, NOEL…(ECHO)
ALL SING NOEL, NOEL…(ECHO)
HE’S KING OF KINGS FOR ALL TO TELL,
RING OUT ALL CHRISTMAS BELLS

COPYRIGHT: 2007 CAROL BARTH MUSIC
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THE ONE FOR YOU (MY "AMERICAN IDOL" SOUNDING BALLAD!)

Written By: CAROL J. BARTH

“THE ONE FOR YOU”
By Carol J. Barth (CJ)

DO YOU EVER THINK ABOUT ME?
DO I CROSS YOUR MIND?
IS IT MY IMAGINATION?
OR IS THERE LOVE TO FIND?
AS I WATCH YOU CLOSE THE DOOR,
MY HEART INSIDE FEELS SAD,
JUST WAITING FOR THE NEXT TIME,
WHEN OUR EYES MEET, I’M SO GLAD…

CHORUS:
I HAVE WAITED AN ENTIRE LIFEGTIME,
JUST FOR YOU.
I HAVE WISHED UPON THE STARS AND HEAVEN,
AND EVEN THE MOON,
IN HOPES OF FINDING A LOVE,
A LOVE THAT’S SO TRUE,
‘CAUSE THERE’S SOMEONE OUT THERE FOR EVERYONE,
AND I HOPE I’M THE ONE FOR YOU…

VERSE 2:
YOU’RE THE STEALER OF MY HEART,
YOU’RE THE KEEPER OF MY SOUL,
I WANT TO WAKE TO YOU EACH MORNING.,
TO THE PASSION WE BOTH KNOW,
I CAN’T KEEP PRETENDING,
OUR LOVE’S NOT REAL,
‘CAUSE I KNOW THE TRUTH NOW,
AND I HOPE YOU SEE IT TOO…

CHORUS:

BRIDGE:
I CAN WAIT TILL ETERNITY,
FOR YOU TO MAKE UP YOUR MIND.
AND WHEN YOU MAKE THAT DECISION,
I HOPE THAT YOU WILL FIND…

KEY CHANGE-
KEY OF (E)
CHORUS:
I HAVE WAITED AN ENTIRE LIFETIME,
JUST FOR YOU,
I HAVE WISHED UPON THE STARS AND HEAVEN,
AND EVEN THE MOON,
IN HOPES OF FINDING A LOVE,
A LOVE THAT’S SO TRUE,
‘CAUSE THERE’S SOMEONE OUT THERE FOR EVERYONE,
AND I HOPE I’M THE ONE… FOR YOU.
COPYRIGHT: 2008 Carol J. Barth Music
E:MAIL: cbarth3234@comcast.net
(812)552-6569
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THE CHILD OF GRACE FROM HEAVEN (UPBEAT CHRISTIAN/ROCK CHRISTMAS SONG)

Written By: CAROL J. BARTH

“THE CHILD OF GRACE FROM HEAVEN”
BY CAROL J. BARTH (CJ)

CANDLES BRIGHT,
SILENT NIGHT,
ALL THE HYMNS OF CHRISTMAS ARE PLAYING,
HERE AND THERE,
EVERYWHERE,
CHRISTMAS BELLS RING OUT,
PEOPLE SINGING,
LYIN’ IN A MANGER,
EVER SO HOLY,
A CHILD WAS BORN THAT CHRISTMAS NIGHT,
TELL OF THE WONDERS,
AND ALSO THE STORIES,
OF THE ONE WHO TURNED DARKNESS INTO LIGHT,

CHORUS:
LAY YOUR HEAD, SWEET JESUS,
WHO’S SLEEPING,
FOR A WORLD A WAITS YOU TONIGHT,
WHEN YOU AWAKEN,
ALL WILL BE GIVEN,
OUR LONG AWAITED SAVIOR,
THE CHILD OF GRACE FROM HEAVEN.

VERSE 2:
HE’S HERE NOW,
WITH WONDER HOW,
A CHILD LIKE HIM COULD BE BORN TO A VIRGIN,
ALL AMAZED, ALL DISPLAYED,
THIS BABY BORN FOR OUR SALVATION,
LYIN’ IN A MANGER,
EVER SOHOLY,
THAT CHILD LIVES IN OUR HEARTS TONIGHT,
HEAVENLY FATHER,
TO YOU BE ALL GLORY,
PEACE ON EARTH,
THROUGH HIM ETERNAL LIGHT,

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE:
WHO’D EVERTHINK THAT YOU WOULD BE THE ONE,
A MIRACLE FOR EVERYONE,
AND WHO WOULD DIE FOR US,
GOD’S OWN BLESSED SON,
AND NOW BE BORN TO US,
REMAIN IN US,
LORD JESUS TO YOU WE PRAISE,
AND WITH ALLELUIAS,
LET OUR VOICES RAISE…
LET THEM RAISE! (KEY CHANGE)

CHORUS:
LAY YOUR HEAD, SWEET JESUS,
WHO’S SLEEPING,
FOR A WORLD A WAITS YOU TONIGHT,
WHEN YOU AWAKEN,
ALL WILL BE GIVEN,
OUR LONG AWAITED SAVIOR,
THE CHILD OF GRACE FROM HEAVEN.

TAG:
OUR LONG AWAITED SAVIOR,
THE CHILD OF GRACE FROM HEAVEN.

COPYRIGHT: 2009 CAROL BARTH MUSIC
MUSIC BY “CJ”
E-MAIL: cbarth3234@comcast.net
(812)552-6569

THE GATHERING (CHRISTIAN/SOUTHERN-ROCK) COMMERICAL SONG FOR A CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN WORSHIP SERVICE

Written By: CAROL J. BARTH (CJ)

“THE GATHERING”
(Christian/Rock)

BY CAROL J. BARTH
2008

COME, ALL CELEBRATE,
GOD’S INVITATION OF LOVE, SO TRUE!
COME, EXPERIENCE,
WHAT HE’S PLANNED FOR YOU,
COME, SING, LAUGH AND DANCE,
PRAY TO HEAL A BROKEN SOUL,
COME AND CELEBRATE,
HIS PROMISE THAT WE KNOW…

PRE-CHORUS:
IT’S A PLACE FOR ALL TO MEET,
A PLACE FOR ALL TO GREET,
IT’S A PLACE TO WORSHIP HIM,
AND MEET JESUS!

CHORUS:
AT THE GATHERING….
WHERE PEOPLE COME TOGETHER,
AT THE GATHERING…
COME ONE, COME ALL TOGETHER,
AT THE GATHERING,
IT’LL LEAD YOU ON CHRIST’S JOURNEY,
COME FULFILL GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU,
HE’S WAITING AT THE GATHERING…

GUITAR LEAD

REPEAT PRE-CHORUS AND CHORUS:
COPYRIGHT: 2008 CAROL J. BARTH MUSIC

"Gimme a Little At a Time" (Upbeat Blues Song)

Written By: Carol J. Barth

“GIMME A LITTLE AT A TIME”
BY CAROL J. BARTH (CJ)

GIMME A LITTLE AT A TIME,
GIMME A LITTLE AT A TIME,
GIVE ME SOME TEASING AND SOME SQUEAZING,
BELIEVING THAT YOU’RE MINE,
WELL, YOU’VE GOT ME THINKIN’ ‘BOUT YOU BABY,
A LITTLE AT A TIME…

WELL, JUST THE OTHER DAY,
WELL, JUST THE OTHER DAY,
I RAN INTO YOU WITH ANOTHER WOMAN,
YOU TURNED AND WALKED AWAY,
WELL, I’M FEELIN’ SO SAD AND LONELY,
FROM JUST THE OTHER DAY.

GUITAR AND/OR PIANO LEAD(12 BARS)

I’LL MISS YOU WHEN YOU’RE GONE,
I’LL MISS YOU WHEN YOU’RE GONE,
THE WAY YOU HOLD ME AND TELL ME YOU LOVE ME,
YOU’VE GOT IT GOIN’ ON,
I’M GOIN’ TO MISS YOUR TENDER LOVIN’ BABY,
I’LL MISS YOU WHEN YOU’RE GONE,

GIMME A LITTLE AT A TIME,
GIMME A LITTLE AT A TIME,
GIVE ME SOME TEASING AND SOME SQUEAZING,
BELIEVING THAT YOU’RE MINE,
WELL, YOU’VE GOT ME THINKIN’ ‘BOUT YOU BABY,
A LITTLE AT A TIME…

TAG:
WELL, YOU’VE GOT ME THINKIN’ ‘BOUT YOU BABY,
A LITTLE,
I SAID A LITTLE, YEAH, YEAH,
I SAID A LITTLE…..HM…..
AT A TIME…
HM…….A LITTLE AT TIME....HEY, BABY, HM…..

COPYRIGHT: 2006 CAROL J. BARTH

INDIANA SKY (COUNTRY/POP)

Written By: CAROL J. BARTH

“INDIANA SKY”
BY CAROL J. BARTH

LIFE’S CONFUSING AT TIMES,
SOMETIMES MISUNDERSTOOD,
RIGHT WHEN YOU HAVE IT ALL,
CUZ’ YOU DIDN’T THINK YOU EVER COULD,
SOMEONE COMES INTO YOUR LIFE,
AND SUDDENLY YOU’RE TORN APART,
BEFORE YOU KNOW IT EXISTS,
CUPID SHOOTS TO THE HEART…

CHORUS:
I KNOW YOU’RE HURTIN’,
MY HEART’S UNCERTAIN,
AND I WISH I COULD TELLYOU WHY,
I LOVE YOU AND ALWAYS WILL,
BUT I CAN’T KEEP LIVIN’ A LIE,
MY DAYS ARE DARK AND GRAY,
JUST LIKE AN INDIANA SKY.

VERSE 2:
THEY SAY OPPOSITES ATTRACT,
MAYBE IN SOME ODD WAY,
BEING DIFFERENT WAS NICE,
BUT I SOMETIMES FELT MILES AWAY,
BUT THAT WAS ANOTHER LIFETIME,
AND THAT WAS A DIFFERENT YOU,
I’D ASK MYSELF WHERE YOU’D COME FROM,
TRYIN’ TO MAKE MY WISHES COME TRUE…

REPEAT CHORUS:

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE:

REPEAT CHORUS:

COPYRIGHT: 2005 CAROL J. BARTH MUSIC

"HOLDING HANDS WITH GOD" (UPBEAT CHRISTIAN/ROCK)

Written By: CAROL J. BARTH (CJ)

“HOLDING HANDS WITH GOD”
BY: CAROL BARTH
MAY 14, 2007

I CAN TAKE MYSELF BACK TO THAT LAKE,
WHERE I GREW UP AS A KID,
OH WE SWAM AND SAILED, SKIED AND FISHED,
GOT INTO TROUBLE, EVERYONE DID,
I CAN TAKE MYSELF BACK TO THAT SCHOOL,
WHERE I THOUGHT I LEARNED ALL I COULD,
BUT THERE’S SOME THINGS YOU JUST CAN’T LEARN IN SCHOOL,
AND THEY’RE THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD…

CHORUS:
SO, TAKE ME BACK TO THAT CHURCH,
WHERE I LERNED ABOUT JESUS,
WHERE MOM AND DAD WOULD WALK US DOWN THE AISLE,
EVERY SUNDAY, JUST BECAUSE,
AS THE ORGAN PLAYED, WE’D SIT AND LISTEN,
IT DIDN’T EVEN SEEM A LITTLE BIT ODD,
THEN THE PREACHER SAID, “LIFE’S NOT WORTH LIVIN’…
UNTIL YOU’VE HELD THE HAND OF GOD”.

VERSE 2:
I THINK OF NOW, HOW DIFFERENT IT IS,
WITH MY OWN KIDS, THE THINGS THEY DO,
IT SEEMS LIKE EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED,
YET I WONDER IF THEY KNOW GOD TOO?
BUT HERE I AM, WANT TO LIVE THAT LIFE,
JUST LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY,
AND WITH MY CHILDREN, BY MY SIDE,
HOLDING HANDS WITH GOD TODAY…AND I TELL THEM…

REPEAT CHORUS
BRIDGE:
OH………TAKE ME BACK,
‘CUZ I NEED JESUS EVERYDAY,
OH………TAKE ME BACK,
…WHERE I LEARNED HOW TO PRAY,
(INTERLUDE)
REPEAT CHORUS:

COPYRIGHT: 2007 CAROL J. BARTH MUSIC
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"IN YOUR PRESENCE, LORD" (CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN-WORSHIPFUL)

Written By: CAROL J. BARTH (CJ)

“IN YOUR PRESENCE, LORD”
BY CAROL J. BARTH
(CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN)

ABOVE THE TREES, I SEE THE BEAUTY-
THE RAYS ARE PIERCING FROM THE SKY,
JUST AS THE NAILS THAT PIERCED CHRIST JESUS,
WHO TOOK AWAY OUR PAIN WHEN HE DIED,
IN EVERY HOUR OF OUR DARKNESS,
AT TIMES WE CANNOT SEE THE LIGHT,
AND EVERY DOOR SEEMS CLOSED NOT OPEN,
HE COMFORTS ME WITH ARMS TO HOLD ME TIGHT,

CHORUS:
LET ME BE-
IN YOUR PRESENCE, LORD, LET MY PURPOSE BE REVEALED.
HELP ME SEE,
THAT BY SERVING OTHERS, WE CAN FINALLY BE,
IN YOUR PRESENCE, LORD,
IN YOUR PRESENCE, LORD.

VERSE 2:
THERE ARE TIMES WHEN YOU SEEM SO DISTANT,
YOU HID YOUR FACE FROM ME I KNOW,
YOU TEST MY FAITH, YOU TEST MY COURAGE,
TO TAKE THE ROAD LEAST TRAVELED AND SOMETIMES COLD…
WHENEVER I FEEL ABANDONED,
IT’STIME TO TRUST THE ONE ABOVE,
I KNOW I’LL NEVER BE FORSAKEN,
IF I SURRENDER TO THE ONE, THE GOD OF LOVE!

REPEAT CHORUS:

BRIDGE:
WITHOUT YOUR LOVE, LIFE WOULD HAVE NO MEANING,
FULL OF EMPTINESS, NEVER SATISFIED,
WITHOUT YOUR SPIRIT, LORD TO GUIDE ME,
OH, I’D BE LOST INSIDE,

REPEAT CHORUS:
TAG: IN YOUR PRESENCE…..LORD.
COPYRIGHT: 2009 CAROL J. BARTH MUSIC
(812) 552-6569
cbarth3234@comcast.net
www.myspace.com/cjbarth

"IF ALL YOUR EXS LIVE IN TEXAS...WHY CAN'T MINE?" (SASSY COUNTRY SONG TO GEORGE STRAIT!)

Written By: CAROL J. BARTH

“IF ALL YOUR EXS LIVE IN TEXAS…WHY CAN’T MINE?”
BY CAROL J. BARTH
2009

EVERY MAN AND WOMAN…
HAS A STORY TO TELL,
SOMETIMES THAT FAIRY TALE ROMANCE,
ISN’T HEAVEN, BUT INSTEAD…WELL…
I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS 17 YEARS,
BOTH BLISS AND MISERY,
BUT WHEN I FINALLY BROKE THE CHAINS THAT BOUND ME,
I PRAYED THAT I’D BE FREE..

CHORUS:
IF ALL YOUR EXS LIVE IN TEXAS,
WHY CAN’T MINE?
TELL ME GEORGE,
HOW’D YOU DO THAT?
CUZ I THINK THAT’DREALLY BE FINE…
ALL THOSE YEARS I CAN’T GET BACK,
TOO MANY TO DEFINE,
SO, IF ALL YOUR EXS LIVE IN TEXAS,
WHY CAN’T MINE???

VERSE 2:
SOMETIMES I THINK HE’S ON THIS EARTH,
TO MAKE MY LIFE INSANE,
AT LEAST I’M NOT WITH HIM,
FOR THAT, I CAN’T COMPLAIN,
HE’S ENOUGH TO DRIVE A GIRL TO DRINK,
OR PUT HER 6 FEET UNDER,
YOU KNOW, I SHOULDN’T LET HIM GET TO ME,
THINK I’LL DATE A GUY MUCH YOUNGER!!!

CHORUS:

BRIDGE:
OH GOD, PLEASE FORGIVE ME,
I KNOW I SHOULDN’T BE THIS WAY,
BUT IF YOU CAN –GRANT ME ONE LITTLE WISH,
CAN YOU TELL HIM JUST TO GO AWAY?

CHORUS:
TAG:
SO IF ALL YOUR EXS LIVE IN TEXAS,
WHY….TELL ME, WHY…..WHY, WHY CAN’T MINE???

SPOKEN: “YOU KNOW THIS SONGWRITING THING IS REALLY THERAPEUTIC…THINK I’LL START A SUPPORT GROUP! EV’RYBODY JOIN IN! OH, YOU HAVE AN EX, TOO???

COPYRIGHT: 2009CAROL J. BARTH MUSIC,
(812)552-6569
cbarth3234@comcast.net
www.myspace.com/cjbarth

"KICK BACK, RELAX" (SASSY COUNTRY SONG- UPBEAT)

Written By: CAROL J. BARTH (CJ)

“KICK BACK, RELAX”
BY CAROL J. BARTH (CJ)
(SASSY, UPBEAT COUNTRY SONG)

MOMMA’S TALKIN’ ON THE TELEPHONE,
DOESN’T WANT TO BE ALONE,
TALKIN’ TO A TELEMARKETER,
HE SAYS, “I’D LIKE TO MEET YOU LATER”,
“RIGHT”!
SHE SAYS, “I DON’T KNOW YOU, YOU DON’T KNOW ME,
BUT I’VE BEEN AROUND THE BLOCK YOU SEE,”
HE SAYS, “LADY, YOU HAVE A REAL FINE VOICE,
AND IT’S, UP TO YOU TO MAKE THAT CHOICE…”
AND HE SAID,

CHORUS:
“KICK BACK,RELAX,
LIFE’S A PARTY AND THERE’S NO HOLDIN’ BACK,
HAIR DOWN, TURN AROUND,
GET THE MUSIC PLAYIN’, WANT TO HEAR THAT SOUND.
ROCK AND ROLL, ELECTRIC SLIDE,
IT ALL GETS YOU FEELIN’ GOOD INSIDE,
A “PICK ME UP”, WHEN YOU’RE DOWN,
ITALL GETS STARTEDWHEN THE “SUN GOES DOWN!”

VERSE 2:
SHE MEETS HIM AT THE BAR ON SHOTGUN ROAD,
THE PLACEIS HOPPIN’, THOUGH THE SIGN SAYS SOLD,
SHE SITS HERSELF DOWN AT THE BAR,
BARTENDER SAYS, “I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!”
A GUY WAS IN HERE, JUST LOOKIN’ FOR YOU,
IN FACT HE LEFT JUST AFTER A FEW,
HE LEFT THIS NOTE, AND A $100 BILL,
AND SAID, “HAVE A GOOD TIME, MY NAME IS WILL”,
AND HE SAID,”

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE:
KICK OFF YOUR HEELS, PUT ON YOUR DANCIN’ BOOTS,
A SHOT OF JD WILL GET YOU FEELIN’ LOOSE,
PULL UP A CHAIR BUT ONLY IF YOU DARE,
CUZ THIS CITY’S GIRL’S TURNED COUNTRY…
SO BEWARE, SO BEWARE….AND SHE SAID,
(REPEAT CHORUS)

COPYRIGHT: 2008 CAROL BARTH MUSIC

"500 RED BALLOONS" (COUNTRY BALLAD)-TRUE STORY

Written By: CAROL J. BARTH (CJ)

“500 RED BALLOONS”
BY CAROL J. BARTH
2008
(Based on a true story)

BOBBY JO WAS NEVER AN “A” STUDENT,
THOUGH HE COULD HAVE BEEN,
TYLER STEWART CAME IN LATE EVERY MORNING,
HE DIDN’T HAVE MANY FRIENDS,
AND JACOB SMALL WAS JUST TOO SMALL, HE THOUGH,
TO PLAY SPORTS AT ALL,
WHO’D EVER THINK THEIR LIVES WOULD CHANGE,
CHOOSING DRUGS INSTEAD OF FOOTBALL?
AND THEN I SAW,

CHORUS:
500 RED BALLOONS, FLOAT UP TO THE SKY,
SYMBOLIZING SOMEONE WHO’D RATHER LIVE THAN DIE,
A VICTIM OF THEIR CHOICES,
PEOPLE LEFT TO WONDER WHY?
THE DAY I SAW,
500 RED BALLOONS, FLOAT UP TO THE SKY.

VERSE 2:
MARIANNE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT HOME,
SAID SHE SMOKED TO EASE HER STRESS,
EXCUSES CAME EASY,
SHE SAID, “IT WAS FOR THE BEST”.
DIDN’T THINK HER LIFE COULD END,
AT SUCH AN EARLY AGE,
TOOK A CHANCE AND GAMBLED WITH FATE,
SADLY WROTE HER FINAL PAGE…AND THEN I SAW,

REPEAT CHORUS
BRIDGE:
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A SUNSET,
OR LOOKED OUT TO SEE THE MOON?
MANY THINGS, WE TAKE FOR GRANTED,
CAN ALL BE GONE TOO SOON.
IT WAS JUST SOMEONE WHO TOOK A DRINK,
AND GOT BEHIND THE WHEEL…
HE HIT MY FRIEND DEAD ON…
I STILL HEAR THE BRAKES …SQUEAL…AND NOW THERE ARE…

CHORUS:
TAG:
500 RED BALLOONS FLOAT UP…TO THE SKY.

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Discography

Have had some songs played on radio locally, and in the U.S. and overseas (Scotland). Looking to "expand my territory" to online radio, Europe, Canada, US radio stations, and where ever the world will have me!!! (Bangledesh?)

Set List

This all depends on the venue- I have both secular and sacred music. I perform in both arenas and can do entire shows in both. I enjoy adding additional musicians to join me on some of the songs to enhance the music. Again, the nature of the event, budget available, etc. will determine what can be available. I can perform for conventions, festivals, weddings, receptions, and do studio work. Again, I can perform broadway show tunes, old standards, classic rock, blues, folk, country, and pop covers and/or originals of all styles. For many conventions and special events, if I am playing 1 set to 3 sets, I prefer to feature: blues, rock, folk, pop, alternative, instrumental, southern rock, Christian, and some jazz- mixing up the styles allows for variety and "something for everyone"! If I am at a club, I will feature more of a "dance" set toward the last 2-3 sets if appropriate for the venue. Again, the specific gig, age of the audience, etc., depicts what I play. Many people say