Richard Wood

Richard Wood

BandCountryAdult Contemporary

The music is basically country. I am able to write music in a pop genre also.

Biography

I am just starting to develop a career in country/pop songwriting, after a career as an attorney for more than twenty five years.

Lyrics

My Baby Went To Heaven Yesterday

Written By: Richard A. Wood

My Baby Went To Heaven With The Angels Yesterday

He Was Only Five Years Old On That Fateful Day

A Little Boy Whose Sparkling Eyes And Smile Could Light The Way

There Was No Way That He Could Know It Was To Be His Final Day

No He Couldn't Know It Was To Be On Earth His Final Day

Why Did I Drive That PickUp Truck And Drink So Much That Day

Why Couldn't I See Until Too Late How I Put Him In Harms Way

These Questions I Know I'll Forever Have While In This World I Stay

Because Of What I Did My Little Boy Went To Heaven Yesterday

Yes Because Of What I Did My Little Boy Went To Heaven Yesterday

I'll Pay My Debt To Society I'll Walk Out Free Again

But The Prison I Have Inside My Mind I Know Will Never End

As Time Goes By And Life Moves On This Pain Won't Go Away

Cause My Happy Smiling Baby Boy Went To Heaven Yesterday

Yes My Handsome Little Baby Boy Went To Heaven Yesterday

A Flower Each Week On His Tiny Grave I'll Tenderly Place

His Birthday I Will Honor Each Year Until My Judgment Day

But It's All Too Little Too Late For Him I Really Have To Say

So Please Dear Lord Make A Place In Heaven Cause My Baby's On His Way

Yes Please Dear Lord Make A Place In Heaven Cause Ryan's On His Way

I love you Ryan

AMERICAN FREEDOMS AIN'T FREE

Written By: RICHARD A. WOOD

THERE'S A LOT GOIN ON IN OUR COUNTRY THESE DAYS
IMMIGRATION, DEMONSTRATIONS, AND PROTESTORS IN OUR FACE
SO THERE'S A COUPLA THINGS I NEED TO SAY LOUD AND CLEAR
AMERICAN FREEDOMS AIN'T FREE
AND THEY SURE AIN'T FOR SALE

AMERICAN FREEDOMS AIN'T FREE
NOT FOR YOU OR FOR ME
BEIN ALWAYS ON GUARD'S HOW IT'S GOTTA BE

IN THIS LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE
IF YOU'RE COMIN TO OUR COUNTRY YOU'D DAMN BEST BEHAVE
DON'T COME CROSS OUR BORDERS AND START DEMANDIN YOUR RIGHTS
CAUSE TO RED BLOODED AMERICANS, THAT'S JUST ASKIN TO FIGHT

AMERICAN FREEDOMS AIN'T FREE NOT FOR YOU OR FOR ME
BEIN ALWAYS ON GUARD'S, HOW IT'S GOTTA BE

THE FLAG THAT WE HONOR IS THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE
NOT YELLOW, GREEN OR BROWN OR ANY OTHER HUE
WE'LL WELCOME OTHER FLOKS, LIKE WE ALWAYS HAVE
CAUSE WE ALL COME FROM SOMEWHERE AND I'LL GRANT YOU THAT
BUT IF YOU DON'T DO IT RIGHT, HOSS, YOU'RE GOIN RIGHT BACK

AMERICAN FREEDOMS AIN'T FREE NOT FOR YOU OR FOR ME
BEIN ALWAYS ON GUARD'S, HOW IT'S GOTTA BE

AND YOU MR. CONGRESSMAN, MR SENATOR TOO
WHAT I SAID ABOUT FREE DAMN SURE GOES FOR YOU
WHILE YOU'RE SCROUNGIN FOR VOTES
DON'T FORGET WHY YOU'RE THERE
DON'T BE GIVIN AWAY OUR FREEDOMS AND PUTTIN US IN DEBT
DON'T SELL OUT OUR PEOPLE, OR OUR WAY OF LIFE
FOR THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER AND DIAMONDS FOR YOUR WIFE

ALL THE WARS THAT WE'VE FOUGHT, AND THE LIVES THAT WE'VE LOST
TO GOD FEARIN AMERICANS IS WAY TOO HIGH A COST
SO WE WON'T FORGET WHERE WE CAME FROM, ALL THE SACRIFICES MADE
AND WE'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER, AMERICAN FREEDOMS AIN'T FREE
YOU'D BEST BELIEVE WE'LL WE'LL REMEMBER, AMERICAN FREEDOMS AIN'T FREE

I'M TRYIN TO FORGIVE YOU PAPA

Written By: RICHARD A. WOOD

YOU KNOW PAPA, I HEARD A SONG ON A CLASSIC COUNTRY STATION TODAY
BY A SINGER NAMED LEFTY FRIZZELL
THE SONG THAT HE SANG WAS THE MOM & DAD'S WALTZ
AND THE MEMORIES RUSHED BACK, CLEAR AS A BELL

LEFTY'S SONG TOLD THE STORY, OF A 12 YEAR OLD BOY
WHO LOVED HIS FOLKS WITH A LOVE STRONG AND TRUE
WHEN HE SAW HIS FOLKS WALTZ, AND TALKED BOUT OWIN THEM HIS ALL
YOU JUST KNEW THAT'S THE WAY IT SHOULD BE

BUT I'M TRYIN TO FORGIVE YOU PAPA
FOR THINGS THAT YOU DIDN'T DO
FOR ALL THE TIMES YOU WEREN'T THERE
FOR KNOWIN YOU NEVER CARED
AND DID NOTHIN BUT MAKE MOMMA BLUE

IN A MAKE BELIEVE WORLD, WE CAN DECIDE, HOW A STORY SHOULD END
FOR FOR MOMMA AND ME, IT WASN'T MAKE BELIEVE, AND IT ENDED SO UNHAPPILY
WITH MOMMA WALTZIN ALONE, TO AN OLD COUNTRY SONG,
SO SAD, AND ALL BY HERSELF

BUT I'M TRYIN TO FORGIVE YOU PAPA
FOR THINGS THAT YOU DIDN'T DO
FOR ALL THE TIMES YOU WEREN'T THERE
FOR KNOWIN YOU NEVER CARED
AND DID NOTHIN BUT MAKE MAMA BLUE

TRY AS MIGHT, SOME HURTS JUST WON'T FADE
NO MATTER WHAT WE MIGHT SAY OR DO
BUT WHEN I WALTZ WITH MY WIFE, AND SEE MY LITTLE BOY'S SMILE
THEY'LL KNOW I LOVE THEM, JUST LIKE OLD LEFTY'S SONG SAID

(WORDS SPOKEN AT END) I FORGIVE YOU PAPA

Discography

The music is ahead of me since I am just starting. The entry into this contest is the first submission of a lyric to a song writing contest.

Set List

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