Lowry Olafson

Lowry Olafson

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

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Borderland

Written By: Lowry Olafson

Borderland

© 2007 Lowry Olafson

Way down by the border, where the prairie meets the sky,
Fields roll on forever, like a stallion running wild,
The grass has turned to stubble, winter’s on its way,
It’s so much bleaker than it was that summer’s day.

Chorus: Down on the borderland,
I was a younger man,
My head so full of plans,
I couldn’t hear my heart,
Down on the borderland,
Nothing could hold me then,
But if I had another chance,
You’d still be in my arms
Down on the border land.

You were as pretty as the morning, when the world was full of dreams
Icicles were diamonds, promises of spring.
I loved you like the afternoons, soft as fallen snow,
When the sun poured through your window
Spun your long hair into gold.

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Bridge: I can’t forget the sadness in your eyes.
I can still see you standing in your cotton dress.
How could I, I could I be so blind?

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Hey Jack

Written By: Lowry Olafson

Hey Jack

© 2007 Lowry Olafson

Hey Jack, you’re all packed,
It’s time for leaving.
Hey Jack, don’t look back,
Now you’re on your way.
We’ll try not to cry, no need for grievin’
You’re headed for a brand new day.

Hey Jack, it’s a fact,
We’re gonna miss you,
Hey Jack, you led the pack,
And it won’t be the same.
But if you don’t go, you won’t know,
You’ll always wish you,
Were headed for a brand new day.

Looking for adventure,
Where do you go from here,
Searchin’ for some answers,
You’ll never find ‘em in your rear view mirror.

Hey Jack, c’mon back
If you start to wonder,
But now Jack, get the Pontiac,
And make your getaway,
Have fun, ‘cause no one
Can steal your thunder,
You’re headed for a brand new day.

Drivin’ down the highway,
Feels like an empty page,
We’ll all give a goodbye wave,
‘Cause now the whole world’s your stage.

Hey Jack, stay on track
There’s nothing to it,
Hey Jack, watch your back
And it’ll be okay.
You’ll fly so high, we’ll say we knew you
Were headed for a brand new day.

Never Say Die

Written By: Lowry Olafson and Lisa Aschmann

Never Say Die

© 2006 Lowry Olafson and Lisa Aschmann

Annie is a dancer - at least, she’d like to be,
She spins and twirls and glides and pirouettes.
She failed her first audition, didn’t get the part,
But this is what she hears inside her head…

Chorus: Never give up, never say die,
Follow your heart and trust in the wind
To carry you high.
How can you lose, as long as you try?
If you never give up, never lose sight
Never say die.

The crowd’s a little smaller than he might have liked,
But Daniel’s disappointment doesn’t show.
Dreams don’t always pay the bills, and his won’t tonight
But Daniel steps right up to the microphone.

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Bridge: And if you miss a beat and if you miss a step
What difference does it make?
This is the song, this is the dance,
This is the life, this is the chance you get.

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