Jerry Hollis

Jerry Hollis

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They Didn't Count On Me

Written By: Jerry Hollis

They Didn’t Count On Me

like every other child
I was born into the fold
where my life was determined
by what my parents were told
they had calculated plans
about how life should be
but no matter how they added
they didn’t count on me

Chorus
with a bitter sweet joy
I went against the grain
and reaped my harvest
in the middle of the rain
with the sun only shining
on what I needed to see
my blessing in disguise
they didn’t count on me

the lessons I’ve learned
only time could’ve taught
the sacrifices I’ve made
were lessons I bought
paid for with patience
that gave me the key
to open up the reasons
they didn’t count on me

Repeat Chorus

through the dark days
the sun wouldn’t shine
until God came through
with light that let me see
His reason why
they didn’t count on me

Repeat Chorus

Jerry Hollis © 2006 all rights reserved

The Wingless Birds Are Cryin'

Written By: Jerry Hollis

The Wingless Birds Are Cryin’

is it worth this defeatin’
reason I’ll die
is it timeless or priceless
if I learn how to fly
it’s the ones that lack
that act and don’t care
they can’t see the lame man
dance like Fred Astaire
blind hearts keep lyin’
on and on

Chorus 1
did ya’ know, did ya’ know
the wingless birds are cryin’
the wingless birds are cryin’
the wingless birds are cryin’

it’s time for the dark
to depart and go home
for the rich man to beg
for a leg to stand on
for ghosts of the past
to be dyin’

Repeat Chorus 1
did ya’ know, did ya’ know
the wingless birds are cryin’
the wingless birds are cryin’
the wingless birds are cryin’

it’s the story of a blind man
turning around to see
let it be for me to show you
the speechless ain’t reach less

Chorus 2
did ya’ know, did ya’ know
it’s what I get for tryin’
the wingless birds are cryin’
the wingless birds are cryin’
the wingless birds are cryin’

Jerry Hollis © 2006 all rights reserved

Still Longing For More

Written By: Jerry Hollis

Still Longing For More

she took time to ponder
what most of us squander
the post-it-note queen
was full of love pristine
and if you ever went through
her unlocked door
you’d go back again
still longing for more

Chorus
she was born so small
she would fit into
her fathers size twelve shoe
there was love in her song
she sang all day long
it’s what her life was for
now she’s left us
still longing for more

her life was a canvas
painted on to impart
a beautiful rendition
of a cupcake sweetheart
on display forever
in God’s candy store
our sweet Ginger left us
still longing for more

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her love was an open door
it’s what her life was for
our sweet Ginger left us
still longing for more

Repeat Chorus

Jerry Hollis ©2006 all rights reserved