Paul Jarvis

Paul Jarvis

 Kenmore, Washington, USA
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Reason To Cry

Written By: Paul Jarvis and Houston Davies

Reason To Cry
Copyright Houston Davies and Paul Jarvis

Intro: You can tell her that you love her, tell her that you need her
I’m gonna tell you fella, how to keep her…

Verse 1:
She’ll say “I don’t need flowers for my birthday”…Give em anyway
Give her the kind of kiss that gives her shivers everyday
Give that girl a promise ring make her dreams come true
Even give her your last name but whatever you do

Chorus:Don’t give her one good reason to cry
(Keep her on a pedestal)
Don’t give her a reason for good bye
(You know she’s incredible)
So come on come on be the arms she’ll want to fall into yeah
Come on come on give her everything you got but don’t you
Give her one reason don’t ya give her one reason to cry
Give her love and hugs and squeezes everything but a reason to cry

Verse 2:
She’s late, ‘cause she’s fixin up for your date….just give her space
That dress, stand back and say it steals your breath away
Give her pearls on a string, her favorite perfume
Give that girl everything boy but whatever you do

Chorus:

Bridge:
Sha na na na na
It ain’t such a hard thing
Sha na na na na na
Baby do the smart thing

Chorus:
Don’t give her one good reason to cry
(Keep her on a pedestal)
Don’t give her a reason for good bye
(You know she’s incredible)
So come on come on be the arms she’ll want to fall into yeah
Come on come on give her everything you got but don’t you
Give her one reason don’t ya give her one reason to cry
Give her love and hugs and squeezes everything but a reason
Whisper something soft and sweet make her weak in the knees and
Make her queen give her things, everything but a Reason To Cry

MAMA

Written By: Paul Jarvis and MalaRee Jarvis


MAMA
Copyright MalaRee Jarvis and Paul Jarvis

Verse 1:
He pulled up an hour late and didn’t apologize
Which came as no surprise ‘cause we weren’t speaking
His girlfriend rolls her eyes as the kids load in the car
Just another every other weekend
It’s tough enough to deal with him, but when I hear she tells my kids
That I’m not good enough for them, well let me tell you something, girlfriend

Chorus:
There’s no wonder woman standing here
No parent of the year
But I love them more than you’ll ever understand
So talk about me if you wanna maybe someday you’ll regret it
But I’m their Mama… and don’t you forget it.

Verse 2:
Those kids been through a lot
I’m just about all they’ve got
So take a cheap shot and I’m gonna come out swingin
Like those ladies down the block looking down their nose
At my kids clothes and talking bout their upbringing
So I walked over tapped their shoulder and said I don’t know you too well
So let me introduce myself Well well

Chorus:
I’m no wonder woman standing here
No parent of the year
But I love them more than you’ll ever understand
So talk about me if you wanna maybe someday you’ll regret it
But I’m their Mama… and don’t you forget it

Bridge:
I work all day to keep them fed
Then I work on the bills when they’re in bed
Stack the ones I can’t pay yet
Honey try that on one paycheck
It seems like I never stop..
You know on second thought

Chorus:
I might be a Wonder Woman after all
Come this far still standing tall
And it might just be alright to take a little credit
So talk about me if you wanna, maybe you’ll regret it.
But I’m their Mama honey…
And don’t you ever forget it

Something to Prove

Written By: Paul Jarvis, Bob Stewart and Sara Robbins

SOMETHING TO PROVE
Copyright Paul Jarvis, Bob Stewart, and Sara Robbins

Verse 1:
Since I was a little kid, I had a big dream
To make a big noise and make a big scene.
Some folks tried to hold me down saying
Get your feet back on the ground

Like somehow they needed to save me
But all they ever really gave me

Chorus:
Was something to prove
So get out of my way
I’ll come a rumbling through
Like a runaway train That’ll

Rock the house
Shake the shudders
Might get loud
Best jest take cover ‘cuz
There’s no telling what I might do
I got Something to Prove

Verse 2:
We all get the chance to beat the odds
Be the long shot play, be the underdog.
Well I’m a lookin’ at mine and I’ll tell you what
There’ll be both guns blazin when I take that shot

So try to hold me back try to knock me off track
Come on! I could use a good laugh

Chorus:
I got something to prove
So get out of my way
I’ll come a rumbling through
Like a runaway train That’ll

Rock the house
Shake the shudders
Might get loud
Best jest take cover ‘cuz
There’s no telling what I might do
I got Something to Prove

Some folks put me down some thought I was crazy
I’d just like to thank them now,
Let me thank them for all they gave me,
‘Cuz all they gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave (showcase voice, do something amazing) me…

Something to prove
Something to prove

Chorus:
I got something to prove
So get out of my way
I’ll come a rumbling through
Like a runaway train That’ll

Rock the house
Shake the shudders
Might get loud
Best jest take cover
Yeah
I got Something to Prove
And there’s no telling what I might do
I got Something to Prove!

Heard it on the Radio

Written By: Paul Jarvis


HEARD IT ON THE RADIO
Copyright Paul Jarvis

Verse 1:
Four mop heads from Liverpool
Started making some music that broke all the rules
See they played their songs a little raw a little loud
It didn’t take long til they began to draw a crowd
Yeah, the kids over there, liked the boys long hair
Parents said they looked like girls but the girls didn’t care
They couldn’t get enough of the stuff
But the whole thing really went nuts… When they

Chorus:
Heard it on the radio
Nothing ever was the same after they
Heard it on the radio
The whole world changed... Know what I’m saying

Verse 2:
Twenty years later when I was a kid
I knew I’d do a little different than my daddy did
‘cuz the first time I heard that Freebird jam
I said Daddy all I want to do is rock like that
I been a living that dream every night ever since
I still can’t believe I get paid to do this
And my Daddy just scratches his head
When I tell him that the reason I turned out the way I did is ‘cuz I

Chorus:
Heard it on the radio
Nothing ever was the same after I
Heard it on the radio
The whole world changed

Bridge:
Every lady knows (Every lady knows)
All the real Romeos (Sweet, Southern Romeos)
Aren’t in magazines and picture shows (No, No, No)
They’re playing on the radio so turn it up, turn it up!

Chorus:
Heard it on the radio
Nothing ever was the same after they
Heard it on the radio
The whole world changed

Stay the Wind

Written By: Paul Jarvis and Mike Strickland

Stay the Wind
Copyright Paul Jarvis and Mike Strickland

Verse 1:
You held on tight to the stem in your hand
Dandelion parachutes awaited your command
With a puff they were off drifting away
And I knew that you would to someday

Verse 2:
You’d held on tight to the string in your hands
As we flew a kite and laughed watched while it danced
Ever farther away ever higher it rose
And I wondered if I ever could let go

Chorus:
‘Cause when you look at me
Sometimes I still see
That little one I carried up to bed
Now your sails are full
And soon you’ll go
But tonight, tonight I wish instead
I could Stay the Wind

Verse 3:
Now I hold on tight to everything
your blanket, your pictures, even that ball of string
‘Cause proud as I am of all you’ve done
It kind of seemed to me we’d just begun

Chorus:
‘Cause when you look at me
Sometimes I still see
The little one I carried up to bed
Now your sails are full
And I know you’ve got to go
But tonight, tonight I wish instead
I could Stay the Wind

Bridge:
If a storm should blow
And if you should lose your way
I’m right here for you, come what may

Chorus:
‘Cause when you look at me
Sometimes I still see
The little one I carried up to bed
Now your sails are full
And I know you’ve got to go
But tonight, tonight I wish instead
I could Stay the Wind

You Set Me Free

Written By: Paul Jarvis and Mike Strickland

YOU SET ME FREE

Copyright Paul Jarvis and Mike Strickland

Verse 1:
Once my life seemed cold and dark
I’d closed the door to my lonely heart

‘Til there came a gentle knock
A key turned in the lock
And my whole world stopped
As you walked in

Like the answer to a prayer
There in front of me
Holding out the key
Yes just by loving me

Chorus:
You set me free
Delivered me and made me more
Than what I was before you set me free
So tell me that you’ll hold me near ten thousand years
‘Cause right here in your arms you set me free

Verse 2:
Some may say those who love are bound
By those strings attached that tie them down

But I don’t know what they mean
I haven’t felt strings
No what I’ve felt are wings
Lifting me

To a higher place
Where love comes and stays
Where a smile on your face
Can carry me away

Chorus:

Bridge:
My heart’s not the same, since you walked in
It’s soaring to places my heart’s never been

Chorus:
You set me free
So tell me that you’ll hold me near ten thousand years
‘Cause right here in your arms
You set me free
You set me free

Real Tough

Written By: Paul Jarvis and Scott Hamilton

REAL TOUGH
Copyright Paul Jarvis and Scott Hamilton
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Verse 1:
We were young but that didn't matter,
We talked tough and walked with a swagger,
And told the girls we were gonna get tattoos.
We got into trouble every chance we had,
'Til the sheriff dropped by to see my Dad.
Daddy called me in and when he got through,

I saw a few things in a whole new way,
Yeah I learned what was really tough that day.

Chorus
What's tough is looking your Dad in the eye.
Yeah tough, telling the truth when you want to lie,
That's tough, that's real tough.

Verse 2:
I'm a man now with kids and a wife,
Yeah, I got myself a pretty good life,
I've settled in but I ain't settled down.
No, I've still got a strut in my walk,
I ride a Harley with the pipes sawed off,
And I sure don't let nobody push me around.

Then one day the cops brought my kid home from school
And as he came in the room with that bad boy attitude... Man it hit me,

Chorus:
What's tough, is learning how to raise your kids.
Yeah tough, when they make the same mistakes you did,
That's tough, that's real tough.

Bridge:
Now we're down at the VFW hall, there's a hero's welcome tonight,
'Cause I want my kids, to spend a little time with, some real tough guys.

Chorus:
Yeah, what's tough, is chin up, gut in, "hey pick it up, soldier",
Tough, he's got a girl back home and he's wishing he could hold her.
Tough, that's real tough.
Yeah tough, four in the morning and it's time to go,
Tough, not knowing if he's ever coming home.
That's tough
That's real tough leaving it all to fight over there
Yeah tough, one last kiss and one last prayer.