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Country Roots

Written By: Elizabeth Taylor

Country Roots

CHORUS
Just between me an’ you, my country roots start showin’ through
When good ole country music hits my soul.
The power of that hoedown beat is strong enough to lift my feet.
Like the prairie wind that moves the tumbleweed.

Mama would always tap her toes,
Whether washing, ironing or mending clothes.
If a lively tune came on the radio.
She had rhythm; she had style,
And a fancy step that would bring a smile
As our young eyes watched mama dos-a-do.

Sometimes at the end of a busy day
She’d pick up her guitar and play.
Sometimes she’d yodel a melody.
We had a lot of family fun;
Didn’t always wait ‘til the work was done.
The important thing was family harmony.

CHORUS
Just between me an’ you, my country roots start showin’ through
When good ole country music hits my soul.
The power of that hoedown beat is strong enough to lift my feet.
Like the prairie wind that moves the tumbleweed

Daddy’s fiddle hung on the wall
Until some friends would come to call.
In our living room we’d have a jamboree.
Good ole hoedown music flowed.
It could lighten any load.
You couldn’t help but start to feel carefree.

There were times when funds were low.
When we were small we didn’t know.
For our good time it didn’t cost a dime.
Daddy’s music was always free.
So was mama’s yodel-ay-hee-hee.
They made us very rich by spendin’ time.

CHORUS
Just between me an’ you, my country roots start showin’ through
When good ole country music hits my soul.
The power of that hoedown beat is strong enough to lift my feet.
Like the prairie wind that moves the tumbleweed

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Country music.

State Of Mind

Written By: Elizabeth Taylor

State Of Mind

I have been to Florida, I’ve been to Texas too.
I’ve been to Minnisota, I’ve seen North Dakota’s view.
I’ve travelled through Montana, stayed a while in Indiana,
But I’ve never left my state of mind.

CHORUS
The state of mind is a wonderful place.
It can lift you up, put a smile on your face.
You can turn away or warmly embrace
Others in your state of mind.

I have had my trials, I’ve had my tribulations too.
I’ve travelled down some stormy roads
When my gasket blew.
Been driven to distraction
But, it was my own reaction,
‘Cause I never left that state of mind.

CHORUS

Bridge
Capture thoughts that intrude on the mind.
If unchecked, you will find
You’re blind to your state of mind.

I have looked into the glass and seen a woman’s face
I have wished that time would stop it’s never ending race.
Then I stop and think a while; I think young and I know I’ll
Never leave this state of mind.

CHORUS
The state of mind is a wonderful place.
It can lift you up; put a smile on your face
And best of all, grow old with grace,
When you live in this state of mind.

The state of mind is a wonderful place.
It can lift you up; put a smile on your face
And best of all, (best of all) grow old with grace,
When you live in this state of mind.

Love Survives

Written By: Elizabeth Taylor

Love Survives

Daddy walked those country miles to see his blue eyed blonde.
The magic in her Texas smile had him spellbound.
As autumn leaves were falling, heart to heart they pledged
To cherish one another for always.

CHORUS
Mama and daddy loved each other through the good and bad.
When they started out together love was all they had.
It wasn’t always easy – this melding of two lives,
But, because of their commitment love survives.

Courtship days were spent in spinning dreams that seemed so real,
But, reality put wrinkles in that fabric of ideals.
Many times they’d lay it down and dampen it with tears,
Then, with the warmth of love they’d iron it out.

CHORUS
Mama and daddy loved each other through the good and bad.
When they started out together love was all they had.
It wasn’t always easy, this melding of two lives,
But, because of their commitment love survives.

Whatever comes I’ll stand by you, ‘cause I have seen love work.
It melts icy feelings; cools off heated words.
Warms the heart with tenderness; wraps us up as one.
This kind of love will always see us through.

BRIDGE
Our love will go the distance though the dusty road is long.
May our children and their children sing this song.

CHORUS
Mama and daddy loved each other through the good and bad.
When they started out together love was all they had.
It wasn’t always easy, this melding of two lives,
But, because of their commitment love survives.

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Because of their commitment love survives.

Bluebirds and Blue Skies

Written By: Elizabeth Taylor

There’ll Be Sunshine Again

It seems like the curtains of heaven are closed
The shades are all drawn, and the Lord’s in repose.
But, His Word says that He neither slumbers nor sleeps,
So, I’ll just trust Him to watch over me

CHORUS
There’ll be blue birds and blue skies and sunshine again;
There’ll be rainbows after the storm.
Sometimes it seems like the sun won’t shine again, but
There’ll be bluebirds and blue skies and sunshine again.

Oh, it takes but a moment; the blink of an eye,
To have our lives changed; bid our plans good bye.
The Lord lovingly keeps the future from view,
But he’s promised that He’ll walk us through.

CHORUS
There’ll be blue birds and blue skies and sunshine again;
There’ll be rainbows after the storm.
Sometimes it seems like the sun won’t shine again, but
There’ll be bluebirds and blue skies and sunshine again.

Lord, we wait for the sun to shine warm on our face,
For life’s overcast and our joy’s been replaced.
You said you’d not leave us comfortless, Lord,
And that’s the promise I’m looking toward.

CHORUS
There’ll be blue birds and blue skies and sunshine again;
There’ll be rainbows after the storm.
Sometimes it seems like the sun won’t shine again, but
There’ll be bluebirds and blue skies and sunshine again.

Love Survives

Written By: Elizabeth A. Taylor

Love Survives

Written by: Elizabeth Taylor

Love Survives

Daddy walked those country miles to see his blue eyed blonde.
The magic in her Texas smile had him spellbound.
As autumn leaves were falling, heart to heart they pledged
To cherish one another for always.

CHORUS
Mama and daddy loved each other through the good and bad.
When they started out together love was all they had.
It wasn't always easy – this melding of two lives,
But, because of their commitment love survives.

Courtship days were spent in spinning dreams that seemed so real,
But, reality put wrinkles in that fabric of ideals.
Many times they'd lay it down and dampen it with tears,
Then, with the warmth of love they'd iron it out.

CHORUS
Mama and daddy loved each other through the good and bad.
When they started out together love was all they had.
It wasn't always easy, this melding of two lives,
But, because of their commitment love survives.

Whatever comes I'll stand by you, 'cause I have seen love work.
It melts icy feelings; cools off heated words.
Warms the heart with tenderness; wraps us up as one.
This kind of love will always see us through.

BRIDGE
Our love will go the distance though the dusty road is long.
May our children and their children sing this song.

CHORUS
Mama and daddy loved each other through the good and bad.
When they started out together love was all they had.
It wasn't always easy, this melding of two lives,
But, because of their commitment love survives.

TAG
Because of their commitment love survives.