Pat J. Peterson

Pat J. Peterson

 Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA
BandRockSinger/Songwriter

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Lyrics

Heart of Gold

Written By: Pat J. Peterson

Heart of Gold

Oh, you’re like a child and you don’t know what you’ve got
I’m amazed that you’re not having any fun
You’re frozen at the starting line; waiting for the sharp sound of the gun

All times you wonder if your dreams will come alive
And I never took a look at anything you’ve done
My legacy’s a tapestry of memories and songs I left unsung

But I’ve seen flowers growing in the cracks of concrete
I’ve seen diamonds look like any rolling stone
If time can turn a single grain of sand into a pearl
Then nobody should leave a dream alone
Especially when you’ve got a heart of gold

Fair weather lovers think their love should be a perfect sky
But when the clouds are dark, they try to turn and run
In time, the sky looks like a door to Heaven when to the mighty storm is done

I’ve seen flowers growing in the cracks of concrete
I’ve seen diamonds look like any rolling stone
If time can turn a single grain of sand into a pearl
Then nobody should leave a dream alone
Especially when you’ve got a heart of gold

We are young enough to see so many ways around uncertainty
We are young enough to heal and that’s the way I feel … So shine on …

I’ve seen flowers growing in the cracks of concrete
I’ve seen diamonds look like any rolling stone
If time can turn a single grain of sand into a pearl
Then nobody should leave a dream alone
Especially when you’ve got a heart of gold

Happy Endings

Written By: Pat J. Peterson

Happy Endings

I’m not myself these days, I can’t tell you why I’ve treated you this way
I know I’ve caused you pain
Maybe I’m afraid of losing something I’ve held dear in this charade
But with you I had it made; I never should’ve thrown your heart away

If I could do it all again, I’d never leave your side
Every now and then, just on a whim, we’d leave the world behind
Into a blazing sunset we could ride
Just like all those happy endings, into a blazing sunset we could ride

I wish that I could say how beautiful you are in so many different ways
I couldn’t list them in a day
And sometimes I’m amazed that you don’t realize you transcend timeless grace
When a smile is on your face; I should’ve said those things along the way

If I could do it all again, I’d never leave your side
Every now and then, just on a whim, we’d leave the world behind
Into a blazing sunset we could ride
Just like all those happy endings, into a blazing sunset we could ride

We could walk on the horizon, gazing into one another’s eyes
Or slow dance in the moonlight as a piano softly plays “As Time Goes
By” … (modulate)

If I could do it all again, I’d never leave your side
Every now and then, just on a whim, we’d leave the world behind
Into a blazing sunset we could ride
Just like all those happy endings, into a blazing sunset we could ride