Sherri Gough

Sherri Gough

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandCountryRock

I write mainly radio-friendly mainstream country with a rock/pop flair, and some crossover Contemporary Christian music.

Biography

In less than one year, Sherri Gough has accomplished what might take the ordinary songwriter five years to accomplish. She was chosen to be 1 of 12 people in Jeffrey Steeles songwriting bootcamp from about 500 entries. She won 1st Place in the comedy category of the 2008 USA Songwriting Competition competing with pro writers in an international competition. She was featured on the front cover of the Guild of International Songwriters and Composers Magazine for the second quarter of 2009. She had two songs place in the honorable mention category of the 2009 CMT/NSAI Songwriting Contest, which represents being in the top 1.5% of entries submitted. Those statistics show her accomplishments, but cannot begin to describe her motivation and passion for her gift of songwriting.
Sherri was born and raised in a suburb of Minneapolis. She took piano lessons and immediately knew that she wanted to write her own songs instead of play what was on the page. All through high school she wrote in many different genres of music including Christian, jazz, and a cappella. She moved to Nashville to attend college, and stayed there for a number of years before deciding to pursue her musical goal of being a songwriter. Since that decision about one year ago, a lot has happened and she is going forward full force pursuing her dream.
Sherri plays a variety of writers nights around Nashville on a regular basis with some of her co-writers and music friends. She has performed at the Country Music Hall of Fame and the renowned Bluebird Caf. She plays guitar and piano, and has a stylistic approach to her vocals that is very unique. Her music has been recorded by independent artists and featured on DVDs. She has shared the stage with songwriting legends Jeffrey Steele, Sam and Annie Tate, and Lee Miller.
In one of her recent songs she wrote Ill walk right through the blaze with sweat on my face, goin forward like a big steel train, when Im done the world wont be the samecause of my song. She named her new music company Steel Train Music because of her ambition to keep going forward.
Sherri is also an author, a wife, and mom to five children, three of whom were adopted as a sibling group from the foster care system. Consequently, she is an adoption advocate and is a board member for an organization called Agape, an adoption and counseling center.

Lyrics

Redneck Wannabe

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Redneck Wannabe”

Verse 1:
Traded his Ferrari for a pickup truck barely worth a grand
Took his hair so neat and put it underneath a black leather cowboy hat
Now he’ll ruin his three-piece suit, it’s Armani but he just don’t care
‘Cause he’s puttin’ on a t-shirt, shrinkin’ his jeans and growin’ some facial hair

She broke his heart and now he’s a brand new man
And this country way of life is something she can’t stand

Chorus 1:
Lamborghinis and limousines
Don’t provide near the ride of his shabby ol’ porch swing
He came from the city but he’s tired of bein’ pretty, roughin’ up is what he needs
He’s just a blue, redneck wannabe

Verse 2:
Got a pair of shiny Blackjack alligator belly boots
Yeah, he’s still learnin’ to walk in them but he’s never looked so cool
Got his dog and his rifle, his buck tattoo and his pre-fab double-wide
He’s wearin’ boxers instead of briefs and he’s startin’ to like moon pies

He may not be a natural but he’s already learned a lot
He can pick his teeth and pick out three chords on his guitar

Chorus 2:
Lamborghinis and limousines
Don’t provide near the ride of his shabby ol’ porch swing
When she sees what he’s got I wonder if she’ll fall off her silky high-heeled feet (that’d be neat)
He’s just a blue, redneck wannabe

Bridge:
Country folk are so accepting, never would reject him, anyone can belong
He’ll keep transformin’ ‘til the old life is boring and that guy not over her is gone

Chorus 3:
Charlie Daniels and a Honda ATV
Let him ride on the wild side when he’s feelin’ crazy
Met a girl in boots who looks like Daisy Duke from Bucksnort, Tennessee
Now he’s just a red hot redneck wannabe

Tag:
Loves his new girl, just changed his name to earl
Got a southern draw, started sayin’ ya’ll
He’s a certified red hot, like it or not
Redneck wannabe

Holey Ship

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Holey Ship”

Words & Music by: Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2008

SHE’S THE PRINCESS OF THE WATER, SHE’S FOR THE FINEST SAILOR
TWO BIG WHITE STORIES AND A KITCHEN TEN FEET BIGGER THAN MY TRAILOR
GOT A WINE CELLAR IN THE BOTTOM AND A SWIMMIN’ POOL ON TOP
WHEN SHE GOES CRUISIN’ BY I KNOW THEY’RE SAYIN’
WHAT A YACHT

THAT RED RACER’S QUITE A BEAUTY, MAN DOES SHE GO FAST
GOT A BIG LONG NOSE IN FRONT, OUTRUNS ANYTHING IN HER PATH
GOT WINE COOLERS AND MARTINIS, AND GIRLS IN STRING BIKINIS
WHEN SHE GOES FLYIN’ BY I KNOW THEY’RE THINKIN’
SPEED DEMON

CHORUS: MY BOAT’S NOT THAT PRETTY
IT’S OLD AND KINDA TINNY
GOT AN ON-THE-EDGE EVINRUDE LOUDER THAN THUNDER
GOT HOLES IN THE SIDE
WHEN MY EX-WIFE’S DADDY TRIED TO GUN ME DOWN
AND I KNOW WHAT THOSE SOPHISTICATES
ARE SAYIN’ WHEN I GO FISH
HOLEY SHIP

I’M OUT HERE MINDIN’ MY OWN BUSINESS JUST-A-CASTIN’ AND A-ROWIN’
AND THOSE PREPPY KIDS IN WHITE PANTS AND SWEATERS KEEP TURNIN’ UP THEIR NOSES
I’M GULPIN’ DOWN DR. PEPPER WHILE THEY’RE SIPPIN’ FINE CHANPAGNE
WHEN I FLOAT BY THEY ROLL THEIR EYES AND LAUGH
NOT HIM AGAIN

REPEAT CHORUS

MUST BE SOME GHOSTS ON MY BOAT ‘CAUSE THE WAY THOSE PEOPLE LOOK
MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I’M BARBOSA, AHAB OR CAPTAIN HOOK

3RD CHORUS: MY BOAT’S KINDA SKUZZY
I’LL ADMIT IT SORTA FUNNY
GOT A ROTTEN RUDDER AND A RUSTY METAL SEAT
ALL THE PAINT’S CHIPPED OFF
AND THAT CRACK IN THE FRONT ALWAYS LEAKS
AND I KNOW WHAT THOSE HOITY-TOITY PEOPLE ARE SAYIN’
WHEN I TAKE A LITTLE SKINNY DIP
HOLEY SHIP

WHAT A YACHT, SPEED DEMON, OH NO, NOT HIM AGAIN…HOLEY SHIP

E-I-Oh My Lord

Written By: Sherri Gough and Scott Black

“E-I-Oh My Lord”
Words & Music by: Scott Black and Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

OLD MACDONALD’S DAUGHTER WAS A WILD ONE
THE PRETTIEST THING HE HAD ON THAT FARM
OH HOW HE TRIED BUT HE COULDN’T TAME HER
SHE GOT HER KICKS BREAKING PLOW BOY’S HEARTS

SHE WINKED AT ME AND WHISPERED SOFTLY
MEET ME IN THE BARN AT TEN
LOOK AT THIS RISKY BUSINESS I’M INTO
BUT I’D RISK IT ALL JUST TO DO IT AGAIN

CHORUS: SHE DRIVES ME…WILDER THAN THE WILD OATS I WAS SOWIN’
WE WERE STUMBLIN’ OVER MILKING STOOLS
WE WERE BREAKIN’ ALL THE RULES
THE TWO OF US PUT ON ONE CRAZY SHOW
MADE ME WANT TO SAY E-I-OH MY LORD

THERE WOULDN’T BE MUCH TIME FOR SLEEPIN’
‘CAUSE THERE WAS ONE MORE SURPRISE
AT THREE A.M. I WOKE UP TO A FLASHLIGHT
AND OLD MACDONALD HAD HIS .45

WE BOTH RAN FOR OUR LIVES THROUGH THE PASTURE
AND DIDN’T STOP FOR A COUNTRY MILE
THAT OLD FARMER STAYED ON OUR HEELS
UNTIL THAT BULL TOOK HIM FOR A RIDE

REPEAT CHORUS

CHORUS: SHE DRIVES ME…WILDER THAN THE FIRE WE SET IN THAT BARN
WE WERE STUMBLIN’ OVER MILKING STOOLS
WE WERE BREAKIN’ ALL THE RULES
THE TWO OF US PUT ON ONE CRAZY SHOW
MADE ME WANT TO SAY E-I-OH MY LORD
E-I-OH MY LORD

Burnin' My Halo

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Burnin’ My Halo”

Words & Music by: Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

I DIALED YOUR CELL PHONE AND I HAD TO CATCH MY BREATH
'CAUSE ALL I HEARD WAS YOU AND HER BUSY ON THE OTHER END
BOY YOU GOT SOMETHIN’ COMIN’ FOR GOIN’ ACROSS THE LINE
THINK YOU’RE ‘BOUT TO SEE WHAT THIS SWEET LITTLE GIRL’S REALLY LIKE

CHORUS: WHAT THE HELL WERE YA THINKIN’
WHEN YOU WERE HOLDIN’ HER THAT WAY
DID YOU DREAM I WOULD TAKE IT
AND YOU COULD MAKE IT GO AWAY LATER
YOU’RE IN BED WITH THE DEVIL
BUT EVEN SHE CAN’T SAVE YA
TONIGHT I’M GONNA BE A REBEL ANGEL
I’M BURNIN’ MY HALO

I’D BE SCARED IF I WERE YOU THIS SAINT’S ABOUT TO BREAK
THERE’S NO TELLIN’ WHAT I’LL DO WITHOUT THAT STATE OF GRACE
GETTIN MYSELF TOGETHER TO WATCH YOU EAT MY CLOUD OF DUST
SETTIN’ FIRE TO FOREVER AND TO EVERYTHING FULL OF MERCY THAT I WAS

REPEAT CHORUS

I KNOW TWO WRONGS DON’T MAKE A RIGHT
BUT YOU HAD HER NOW IT’S MY TURN
TO FEEL GOOD AND IT FEELS SO GOOD TO FIGHT

REPEAT CHORUS

THIS ANGEL HEART’S GONNA GO – I’M BURNIN’ MY HALO
YEAH, I AINT WEARIN’ THIS MERCY NO MORE – I’M BURNIN’ MY HALO

Radical Girl

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Radical Girl”

Words & Music by: Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

YOU SAY JUMP, I STAND STILL
YOU SAY STOP, I SAY I NEVER WILL
I AM EVERYTHING
YOU DON’T EXPECT ME TO BE

CHORUS: YOU CAN SAY I’M DIFFICULT
CRAZY, LOUD BUT IT DON’T
MAKE A DIFFERENCE ‘CAUSE IT WON’T
STOP WHO I AM
YOU CAN SAY I’M WAY TOO WILD
A RECKLESS CHILD, LOST MY MIND
I’M A BIT EXTREME BUT I
KNOW WHERE I STAND
UNPREDICTABLE, THAT’S FOR SURE
BOY, I’M JUST A RADICAL GIRL

YOU THINK MY DREAMS ARE CRAZY TOO
‘CAUSE I WANNA BE ME INSTEAD OF YOU
FORGET ME IF YA WANT
BUT I’M NOT GONNA BE SOMETHIN’ I’M NOT

REPEAT CHORUS

YOU CAN LIVE YOUR LIFE ON THE SAFE SIDE IF YA WANT
BUT NOT TAKIN’ A CHANCE IS THE MOST RADICAL RISK OF ALL

LAST CHOR: YOU CAN SAY I’M DIFFICULT
CRAZY, LOUD BUT IT DON’T
MAKE A DIFFERENCE ‘CAUSE IT WON’T
STOP WHO I AM
YOU CAN SAY I’M WAY TOO WILD
A RECKLESS CHILD, LOST MY MIND
DON’T EVEN TRY, YOU WON’T UNDERSTAND
I’M A LITTLE CRAZY BUT I’M LIVIN’ OUT LOUD
NOT GONNA BREAK ME UP OR TIE ME DOWN
I’LL KEEP YA GUESSIN’ FOR SURE, I’M A RADICAL GIRL

One

Written By: Sherri Gough

“One”
© 2008 Sherri Gough

Verse 1:
She’s had a rough eight years of tears and shame
She sits alone afraid to speak
Her mama’s high and her daddy’s crashin’ low
And she’s just the inconvenience in between

Old man heard the fight and dialed three numbers on his phone
It started a chain that made her safe again and she’s not afraid anymore

Chorus:
It starts with one…one hand in the darkness to pull somebody out of the fire
And just one…one prayer of forgiveness to change a sinner’s life
Just one…voice shoutin’ for the helpless when they’re too weak to fight
And one…soul just brave enough to stand up for what is ri…i…i…ight… one

Verse 2:
He looks at the glass and thinks about the last
Drink he took a year ago
He was cheatin’ and beatin’ his sweet little bride
Til’ the help she called walked through the door

Now he’s a father and the man that he wants to be
Because of one good woman who brought him to his knees

Bridge:
A million people don’t know where to start
If you want the world to burn ya just gotta have one spark…one

(Break) It just takes one…

Verse 3:
He takes out the picture of his wife and his kids
Fingers frozen to the bone
He can’t believe he’s sleepin’ underneath the bridge
Drunken driver took his happy home

The missionary’s daughter talked to him a while
And his heart is gettin’ stronger through the courage of a child

Chorus

One fire…one spark…one man, one woman, one child, one heart…it starts with one

Love Heals

Written By: Sherri Gough

"Love Heals"

(c) 2008 Sherri Gough

A WOMAN AND A MAN WITH A BABY BY THEIR SIDE
IN A CASKET OF LACE, FOUR DAYS OLD WHEN HE DIED
BUT LOVE HEALS
LOVE HEALS

A YOUNG MAN ON HIS KNEES AND THOUGH HIS PRAYER WAS HEARD
HIS MAMA SLIPS AWAY AS SHE SAYS HER FINAL WORDS
BUT LOVE HEALS
LOVE HEALS

CHORUS: THERE ARE VALLEYS TO BE WALKED
MOUNTAINS TO BE CLIMBED
BUT THE PAIN CAN BE MADE DIMMER
ONE ENCOUNTER AT A TIME
AND THE SMALLEST KINDNESS THAT WE GIVE
CAN TOUCH SOMEBODY’S LIFE
CAUSE LOVE HEALS
OH I KNOW LOVE HEALS

BRUISES ON HER FACE FROM ANOTHER DRUNKEN RAGE
TONIGHT SHE'LL PACK HER BAGS AND TAKE HER CHILDREN WHERE IT'S SAFE
'CAUSE LOVE HEALS
LOVE HEALS

CHORUS: THERE ARE VALLEYS TO BE WALKED
MOUNTAINS TO BE CLIMBED
BUT THE PAIN CAN BE MADE DIMMER
ONE ENCOUNTER AT A TIME
AND THE SMALLEST KINDNESS THAT WE GIVE
CAN TOUCH SOMEBODY’S LIFE
CAUSE LOVE HEALS
OH I KNOW LOVE HEALS

BRIDGE: TAKE A STEP BACK AND LET THE HEALING BEGIN
TAKE YOUR EYES OFF THE PAIN AND SEE THE PLAN

A MAN UPON A CROSS FOR SOMETHING THAT HE HADN'T DONE
WHEN HE ASKED FOR IT TO PASS THE FATHER TOLD HIS SON...
LOVE HEALS
LOVE HEALS

LOVE HEALS, OH
LOVE HEALS

LOVE HEALS...

I Can't Make You Fall

Written By: Sherri Gough

“I Can’t Make You Fall”

Words & Music by: Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

LAUGHIN’ WITH YOU, YOU LOOK STRAIGHT THROUGH
THE LOVE I WANT YOU TO SEE
YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND, TELLIN’ ME ABOUT HIM AND I
FEEL LIKE I’M DROWNIN’ IN THE AIR THAT I BREATHE
‘CAUSE I WISH YOU LOVED ME…BUT

CHORUS 1: I CAN’T MAKE YOU FALL, I CAN’T CHANGE YOUR HEART
I CAN’T MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE STAYIN’ IF YOU THINK OUT THERE’S WHERE YOU BELONG
YOU’RE SO CLOSE TO ME, CLOSE ENOUGH I FEEL YOU BREATHE
BUT YOU’RE NOT FALLIN’ IN MY ARMS, YOU’RE TAKIN’ MY HEART
THERE YOU ARE RUNNIN’ AWAY, AND I CAN’T MAKE YOU FALL
I CAN’T MAKE YOU FALL

YOU PUT ON HIS RING, YOUR KIDS ARE DARLIN’
YOU FOUND YOU A PERFECT LIFE
YOU CALLED ME TO TALK, WE MET OUT AT THE PARK
AND I SAW THAT LONGIN’ LOOK IN YOUR EYES
NOW YOU SAY YOU’VE LOVED ME ALL THIS TIME…BUT

CHORUS 2: I CAN’T MAKE YOU FALL, I CAN’T CHANGE YOUR HEART
I CAN’T MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE STAYIN’ WHEN I KNOW IT’S NOT WHERE YOU BELONG
YOU’RE SO CLOSE TO ME, CLOSE ENOUGH I FEEL YOU BREATHE
BUT YOU CAN’T FALL INTO MY ARMS AND I CAN’T HAVE YOUR HEART
THERE YOU ARE WANTIN’ TO STAY, BUT I CAN’T MAKE YOU FALL
I CAN’T MAKE YOU FALL

NEED YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING AND I WANT YOU FOR MYSELF
BUT LOVE DON’T COME WITH SELFISH STRINGS
SO I’LL GIVE YOU UP I’LL LOOK AWAY
WITH ALL THE STRENGTH I’VE GOT…’CAUSE

CHORUS 2: I CAN’T MAKE YOU FALL, I CAN’T CHANGE YOUR HEART
I CAN’T MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE STAYIN’ WHEN WE BOTH KNOW YOU DON’T BELONG
YOU’RE SO CLOSE TO ME, CLOSE ENOUGH I FEEL YOU BREATHE
I’LL NEVER FEEL YOU IN MY ARMS BUT YOU’LL ALWAYS HAVE MY HEART
SOMETIMES LOVE’S GOTTA BE THIS WAY, ‘CAUSE I CAN’T MAKE YOU FALL
I CAN’T MAKE YOU FALL

Learn How to Fly

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Learn How To Fly”

Words & Music by: Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

THE LEAVES ARE AT THE MERCY OF THE BREEZE
THE RIVER RUNS RIGHT WHERE IT HAS TO BE

BUT YOU’RE NOT CLOSED INSIDE A BOX
NO LIMITS THERE TO HOLD YOU DOWN
IF YOU’RE ALWAYS GROUNDED YOU WON’T LEARN HOW TO
USE YOUR WINGS

CHORUS: YOU CAN DARE TO FIGHT THE WIND
RIDE AGAINST IT ‘TIL IT ENDS
GRAB THE REINS DODGE THE RAIN
TAKE CONTROL OF THE SKY
IF IT’S SOMETHIN’ YOU BELIEVE
JUST STEER THAT CRAZY DREAM
GO WHERE YOU WANNA BE
INSTEAD OF DRIFTIN’ RIGHT ON BY
YOU CAN GLIDE RIGHT THROUGH YOUR LIFE
OR YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO FLY

IT’S HARD TO TRY AND FIND YOUR PLACE
CAN’T SEE THE PICTURE WHEN YOU’RE IN THE FRAME

TAKE A STEP BACK AND LET
YOUR HEART TELL YA WHERE YOU’RE AT
DON’T WAIT FOR THE STORM TO PASS
GO OUT AND RIDE THE RAIN

REPEAT CHORUS

GOT WINGS THAT ARE OLD AND TATTERED
GOT DREAMS THAT ARE WORN AND SHATTERED
THE FUTURE KNOWS THE PAST DON’T MATTER

REPEAT CHORUS

Drivin' Rain

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Drivin’ Rain”

Words & Music by: Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

WE USED TO SIT ON THE HOOD OF THIS CAR
IN THE DARK WATCHIN’ THE STARS
I SEE YOUR HANDPRINT IN THE DUST LEFT BEHIND
RIGHT BY THE LEFT HEADLIGHT AND I JUST GOTTA DRIVE

THE FURTHER I GET THE FURTHER YOUR MEM’RY FADES
WIND IN THE DISTANCE WHISPERS HERE COMES THE RAIN

CHORUS: DRIVING RAIN - FALLIN’ DOWN ON THIS
PAIN - WASHIN’ IT AWAY
EVERY MEM’RY WORN OFF
BY THE FORCE OF THIS DRIVIN’ RAIN

GOT AN EMPTY CAR JUST LIKE MY HEART
GIRL THE WAY YOU LEFT ME’S GONNA LEAVE SOME SCARS
I SEE YOUR SMILE GETTING’ FAINTER EVERY MILE
SOMEHOW THAT ROAD AHEAD IS LEAVIN’ YOU BEHIND

SO I KEEP DRIVIN’ DOWN THIS HIGHWAY HEADED FOR THE CLOUDS
EVERY RAINDROP EVERY TEAR IS DRIVIN’ YOU RIGHT OUT

REPEAT CHORUS

THIS RAIN MIGHT BLOCK MY VIEW
BUT IT’S HEALIN’ WHAT’S BEEN DONE
I’M GONNA PUSH ON THROUGH
‘TIL I SEE THE SUN…

REPEAT CHORUS

Real

Written By: Sherri Gough and Chris Yarber

“Real”
Words & Music by: Sherri Gough and Chris Yarber
COPYRIGHT © 2009

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE YOU’RE CAUGHT IN A SYMPHONY
BUT YOU DON’T HAVE THE COURAGE TO PLAY
OR YOU SEE THE WAY THAT YOU’D LIKE TO BE
BUT YA KNOW THERE’S TOO MANY SCARS IN YOUR WAY

JUST BREATHE, JUST REACH
SOMETIMES YA GOTTA PUSH HARD
JUST DECIDE, WHAT’S INSIDE
IS GONNA BE WHO YOU ARE

CHORUS: SMILE…WHEN YOU’RE HAPPY AND
CRY…WHEN YOU CAN’T BRING
YOURSELF TO HOLD BACK THE TEARS ANYMORE
LAUGH…LIKE NO ONE ELSE CAN
AND BELIEVE
IF NOBODY GETS IT AT LEAST YOU CAN FEEL
LIKE YOU’VE BEEN REAL

EVERYONE’S SCARED OF SOMETHIN’ SOMETIME
WE REGRET THE TIMES THAT WE FALL TO THE GROUND
I THINK OF THE LOVE THAT I LOST CAUSE I
CAN’T LET THOSE INVISIBLE WALLS OF MINE DOWN

THERE’S NO MEANING, IN STREETS THAT ARE EASY
THE BEST TRAILS ARE JUST OFF THE MAP
THE HARDEST CHOICE, IS HEARING THAT VOICE
THE ONE THAT TELLS YOU YOU CAN

REPEAT CHORUS

BREAK

REPEAT CHORUS

One Step Ahead of Crazy

Written By: Sherri Gough and Scott Black

“One Step Ahead of Crazy”

Words & Music by: Scott Black and Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

I WAS BORN TO RUN
A COUNTRY CRAZY FISTFUL OF WILD SINCE I WAS YOUNG
GREW UP POOR BUT I STAYED PROUD
A ROUGH AND RECKLESS BOTH FEET FIRST SON OF THE SOUTH

THE BAD GUY THE GOOD GIRLS LOVE
AND I AINT CHANGIN’ CAUSE

CHORUS: NOT ASHAMED ‘BOUT LIVIN’ LOUD
BREAKIN’ HEARTS AND PARTY CROWDS
IT’S JUST THE WAY I’M MEANT TO BE
DEAD AHEAD, HELL BENT
INTO OUTRUNNIN’ CONSEQUENCES
DON’T WANT MY DEMONS CATCHIN’ ME
IT’S A LITTLE DANGEROUS BUT DON’T TRY TO SAVE ME
‘CAUSE MY BEST LIVIN’ IS DONE
ONE STEP AHEAD OF CRAZY

IF I LIVED TO 99 I MIGHT JUST SLOW IT DOWN SOME
HELL I MAY JUST CHANGE MY MIND
BUT RIGHT NOW I’M FEELIN’ GOOD
THE GIRLS ARE HOT AND THESE WHISKEY SHOTS ARE WORKIN’ LIKE THEY SHOULD

DON’T MAKE IT COMPLICATED
JUST A LITTLE MISBEHAVIN’

REPEAT CHORUS

AINT NEVER GONNA STOP
AINT AROUND LONG ENOUGH TO GET CAUGHT

REPEAT CHORUS

What Nobody Sees

Written By: Sherri Gough

“What Nobody Sees”

Words & Music by: Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

LEAVES ON THE TREES ARE REACHIN’ TO THE SUN
BRANCHES ARE LAUGHIN’ WAVIN’ BACK AT EVERYONE
MOST PEOPLE NEVER DO THINK ABOUT THE ROOTS KEEPIN’ THEM ALIVE
DON’T YA KNOW THE THINGS UNNOTICED CAN HELP US GROW OR MAKE US DIE

CHORUS: WE SEE THOSE MOUNTAINS STAND SO HIGH BUT
DON’T KNOW THAT ROCKS CAN FALL
WE SEE TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH
BUT NOT THE GOD BEHIND IT ALL
IF YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT’S REALLY REAL
JUST LOOK UNDERNEATH
SOMETIMES THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
ARE WHAT NOBODY SEES

VIP WITH HIS FAMILY SO PERFECTLY TOGETHER
LIVIN’ OUT HIS DREAMS AND EVERYBODY THINKS IT CAN’T GET BETTER
BUT NO ONE SAW THE PAIN EXCEPT THOSE LITTLE WHITE DEMONS IN HIS HAND THAT NIGHT
THE EMPTY BOTTLE THEY FOUND ON THE GROUND NEXT TO HIM WAS JUST LIKE HIS LIFE

REPEAT CHORUS

A WIFE IN THE SHADOWS OF A MAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT
A DADDY WITH CONVICTION RAISIN’ HIS CHILDREN RIGHT
THE GOOD IN THE BAD, THE FRAGILE IN THE GOOD
A HUMAN PLACE INSIDE ALL OF US
THAT JUST WANTS TO BE UNDERSTOOD

REPEAT CHORUS

SOMETIMES THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
YEAH SOMETIMES YA GOTTA LOOK DEEP
AT WHAT NOBODY SEES

One Hell Of A Shot

Written By: Sherri Gough

One Hell Of A Shot
Zach Below/ Sherri Gough/Jeremy Bussey

Took a long slow stroll down five acre road where it meets Charmar Lane
Saw that hair pin turn the big oak burned by the bumper of my Chevrolet
My daddy tried to warn me bout them big block v-8’s
Said it’s way to much muscle for a boy your age…ha

Drove by that little country store it ain’t there no more but it feels like yesterday
We were all too young to buy smokes so we’d say they’re for our folks
And they’d sell them to us anyway
We’d walk around back smoke the whole pack man I miss those days

It sure feels good diggin up memories
Looking back knowing that there’s still rebel underneath
They say you’ll never be that young again, dumb again, have that much fun again,
Well ready or not
Here comes one hell of a shot

So I got up the nerve and pulled to the curb when I saw Jenny’s red Corvair
For 20 years her mom and pop has owned that little body shop and I heard she still worked there
I couldn’t believe how good she looked when she popped her head out from under that hood

Chorus
We sat there in that corner booth till 2:00 am just drinking and laughing and toasting to the good old days
I drove her out to Lookout Point we threw rocks off the cliff had a lot of Boone’s farm wine and a little kiss

It sure feels good digging up memories
It feels so right with that little rebel next to me
We may never be this young again, dumb again, have this much fun again, She’s got me feeling strong again
It might work or it might not,
We’ll give it one hell of a shot

Crazy

Written By: Sherri Gough and Jeff Michael

“Crazy”

Words & Music by: Jeff Michael and Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

YOUR LOVE’S A DOORLESS HOUSE I CAN’T GET OUT
WATCHIN’ YOU THROUGH THE WINDOW FOOLIN’ AROUND
WANNA LEAVE BUT I’M TOO FAR GONE
I CAN’T LET GO AND YOU WON’T LET ME HOLD ON

CHORUS: YOU MAKE ME CRAZY
I CAN’T STAND IT BABY
YOU’RE LOVE’S BAD FOR ME BUT I’VE GOTTA HAVE IT
KILLIN’ ME LIKE A TOXIC HABIT

CRAZY
YOU KNOW JUST HOW TO PLAY ME
YOU’RE WILD AND FREE AND I CAN’T TAME YOU
BUT YOU KISS ME AND I LOVE THE WAY YOU
MAKE ME CRAZY

PULLIN’ HEARTS BEHIND YA LIKE A BIG PARADE
WONDER HOW MANY YOU GOT LOCKED UP ON YOUR CHAIN
JUST ANOTHER FACE IN YOUR CROWD
I START TO WALK AWAY AND YOU TURN ME BACK AROUND

REPEAT CHORUS

I Got To Love You

Written By: Sherri Gough and Nathan Brumley

“I Got To Love You”

Words & Music by: Nathan Brumley and Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

IT’S LIKE COUNTIN’ GRAINS OF SAND
WISHIN’ I COULD BRING YOU BACK
ALL THE SCENES INSIDE MY MIND
PLAYIN’ BACK A THOUSAND TIMES
WISH I COULD WAKE UP AND FIND YOU
HERE WITH ME
CAN’T BELIEVE
THIS IS REAL
AND NOW YOU’RE JUST A DREAM

CHORUS: EVERY MOMENT THAT YOU GAVE TO ME
GIVES ME WHAT NO ONE CAN TAKE FROM ME
I KNOW THAT YOU’RE GONE
BUT I’LL NEVER LET GO OF HOLDIN’ ON
I WOULD SUFFER EVERY STEP AGAIN
JUST TO LET YOUR BREATH BREATHE ON MY SKIN
I CAN’T FEEL YOUR TOUCH
AND TIME WASN’T ENOUGH
BUT I’M STILL THE LUCKY ONE
I GOT TO LOVE YOU

I ALWAYS HID BEHIND MY FEARS
HALF ALIVE YOU FOUND ME HERE
HAD THAT SOMETHIN’ SPECIAL BOUT YA
I WAS BLESSED TO BE AROUND YA
CAN’T THINK IF I NEVER FOUND YA
WHAT I
WOULD BE LIKE
DOWN INSIDE
YOU TURNED THE KEY THAT UNLOCKED THIS LIFE

REPEAT CHORUS

OUT IN THE DARK AND INCOMPLETE
NOT LIVIN’ TIL YOU RESCUED ME
YOU TAUGHT THIS HEARTLESS HEART TO BLEED
I LOST YOU BUT YOU’RE STILL EVERYTHING

REPEAT CHORUS

Daddy's Old Rusted Truck

Written By: Sherri Gough and Melissa Bollea

“Daddy’s Old Rusted Truck”

Words & Music by: Melissa Bollea and Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

MY DADDY LOVED TO JOKE
PULL UP TO THE SCHOOL AND WAVE FROM THE WINDOW
TO HIM THAT NEVER GOT OLD
THOSE TWO SPARE TIRES, PAINT MISSIN’ OFF THE SIDE
WE’D ROLL OUR EYES THEN RUN AND HIDE

AINT IT FUNNY HOW NOW THOSE WERE SOME OF THE BEST TIMES

CHORUS: TWO STRONG HANDS ON THE WHEEL
US IN THE BACK WITH A GOOD TIME FEELIN’
HALF THE TIME IT DIDN’T RUN
SO WE’D JUMP OUT AND PUSH IT, GRIPE AND HAVE FUN
LEARNED A LOT ABOUT LIFE
LOVE ALWAYS SHINED…
IN DADDY’S OLD RUSTED TRUCK

WHEN I FINALLY TURNED SIXTEEN
DADDY BROKE DOWN AND GAVE ME THE KEYS
WATCHED HIS BABY LEAVE
I BROUGHT IT BACK BUSTED, ALL SCRATCHED UP AND HE MUST’VE
FIXED THAT THING A HUNDRED TIMES

NOW THE ROADS TO MY DREAMS LEAD ME BACK HOME TO THOSE
MEMORIES (OF)

REPEAT CHORUS

DADDY NEVER GAVE UP ON ANYTHING
NOT HIS OL’ BLUE FORD OR HIS FAMILY

REPEAT CHORUS

Hot Coals

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Hot Coals”
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” -- Buddha
Written by: Sherri Gough COPYRIGHT © 2010

GO AHEAD PICK IT UP
PUT YOUR FINGERS IN THAT FIRE AND GET YA ONE
YEAH YOU WANNA FIGHT I KNOW THE LOOK
AND THROWIN’ STONES JUST MAKES YA FEEL GOOD

DON’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED THAT THE MADDEST ONE’LL WIN
ANGER IS LIKE ACID KILLS THE VESSEL THAT IT’S IN

CHORUS: THOSE HOT COALS ARE YOUR COLD WORDS
WHEN YA HOLD ‘EM UP TO THROW ‘EM
IT’S YOU THAT GETS BURNED
AND IT’S ALRIGHT I DON’T DO MUCH
JUST SIT BACK AND WATCH YOU SELF-DESTRUCT
YOU MIGHT THINK YOU OWN ME BUT YOU STILL CAN’T CONTROL
THE DAMAGE THAT YOU DO TO YOUR OWN HAND AND YOUR OWN SOUL
THROWIN’ HOT COALS

SO C’MON BABY GET IT OUT
START DRIPPIN THAT POISON OUTTA YOUR MOUTH
BUT THOSE WHITE LIES IN YOUR GREEN EYES
AINT GONNA MEND ALL YOUR SINS THIS TIME

GO AHEAD AND START YOUR SCREAMIN’ RANT AND RAVE AND YELL
WHEN YOU BLOW UP YOU’RE JUST TURNIN’ THAT DAGGER ON YOURSELF

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE/RAP: ANGER’S LIKE A MADNESS BUT I’M REALLY GLAD THAT
I DON’T HAVE THAT CANCER RUNNIN’ ‘ROUND IN MY BRAIN
POWER’S ONE OF YOUR TOYS BUT IT JUST DESTROYS YA
YOU’RE MAKIN’ LOTSA NOISE BUT I DON’T HEAR ONE THING YA SAY
IT’S LIKE A BOOMERANG ALL BACK UP IN YOUR FACE YOU GOT AN EMPTY PLACE EATIN’ YOU ALIVE INSIDE
YOU THINK IT’S CLEVER OF YA BUT I DON’T HAVE TO LOVE YA
SO I’LL GO SOMEWHERE ELSE AND LIVE MY LIFE
YOU GOT IT WAY WORSE THAN ME YOU’RE GOT A CURSE THAT BLEEDS
HATE AND SPITE DON’T MATTER IF YOU’RE REALLY RIGHT
YOU ALWAYS GONNA LOSE CAUSE YOU ALWAYS GONNA CHOOSE
TO LET IT GET TO YOU
YOU JUST CAN’T LET IT GO…YEAH…
YOU’RE THROWIN’ HOT COALS…

CHORUS: THOSE HOT COALS ARE YOUR COLD WORDS
WHEN YA HOLD ‘EM UP TO THROW ‘EM
IT’S YOU THAT GETS BURNED
AND IT’S REAL NICE I DON’T DO MUCH
JUST SIT BACK AND WATCH YOU SELF-DESTRUCT
YOU MIGHT THINK YOU’RE GETTIN SOMEWHERE
BUT IT’S JUST GETTIN OLD
I WON’T FEEL TOO SORRY FOR YA TONIGHT WHEN YOU’RE ALONE…
THROWIN’ HOT COALS

Love Is

Written By: Sherri Gough/Sean Gasaway

“Love Is”
Written by: Sherri Gough and Sean Gasaway
Steel Train Music (615) 210-4446 sherri@sherrismusic.com
COPYRIGHT © 2010

TO SOME IT’S SOMETHIN’ THAT YOU SAY
TO A CHILD IT’S ICE CREAM AND A BASEBALL GAME
EVERYBODY HAS A DIFFERENT VIEW

IT’S SOMETHIN’ THAT TAKES A LIFE TO LEARN
AND NOTHIN’ IF IT’S NOT RETURNED
HAS THE RAGE TO BURN AND THE STRENGTH TO MOVE

CHORUS: LOVE IS…THE LIKENESS OF GOD
A GIFT…WHEN IT TOUCHES YOUR HEART
IT’S THE QUESTION YOU CAN’T ANSWER
IT’S THE ANSWER THAT YOU GET
WHEN YOU WONDER WHAT THE BEST WAY IS TO LIVE
(WHEN YOU WONDER WHAT THE BEST THING IS TO GIVE)
LOVE IS…

LOVE IS WATER RUSHIN’ DOWN ON A
PARCHED AND TIRED GROUND
IT’S WHAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE TO MAKE THINGS GROW

IT’S KNOWIN’ SOMEONE OUT THERE WANTS YA
AND EVEN IF YOU SWEAR IT OFF YA
CAN’T HIDE YOUR HEART WHERE IT WON’T GO

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE: IT’S THE DEVIL’S TEMPTATION
THE LONELY’S FRUSTRATION
IT CAN HURT AND IT CAN BREAK, IT CAN LEARN FROM ITS MISTAKES
MAKES SOME WEAK AND MAKES SOME TOUGH
HIDES IN YOUR DREAMS AND IT’S STRONG ENOUGH
TO MAKE THE HARDEST PEOPLE CRY, TO MAKE JESUS LIVE AND DIE

PARTIAL CHORUS/BREAK

LOVE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO
WHEN SOMEONE ISN’T JUST LIKE YOU
MIGHT JUST TURN THEIR HEART AROUND

IT’S A PLEASURE WHEN IT’S GOIN’ WELL
A POISON WHEN YOU’RE PROMISED TO SOMEONE ELSE
AND IT LIGHTS YOUR WORLD EVEN AFTER IT BURNS OUT…

PARTIAL CHORUS

Jesus

Written By: Sean Gasaway/Sherri Gough

“Jesus”
Words & Music by: Sean Gasaway and Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT 2010

LORD I’VE MADE SOME MISTAKES JUST LIKE EVERY MAN SINCE MY DADDY ON BACK
AND EVEN THOUGH I TRY LIVIN’ RIGHT I CAN’T SEEM TO KEEP MY LIFE ON TRACK
LORD I’M TRYIN TO CHANGE AND IT SEEMS THE MORE I FALL THE MORE I GROW
BUT I KNOW I’LL NEVER MEASURE UP TO THE MAN WHO WAS HERE TWO THOUSAND YEARS AGO
YOU KNOW THE ONE WHO SAVED OUR SOULS

CHORUS: I NEVER CLAIMED TO WALK ON WATER
AND I DAMN NEAR DROWNED THE TIME I TRIED
AND THE ONLY THING I’VE RAISED UP FROM THE DEAD
ARE SOME MEMORIES THAT I THOUGHT I’D LEFT BEHIND
AND I DON’T HAVE DISCIPLES
BUT I GOT TWELVE STEPS THAT HELP ME SINCE MY LAST DRINK
I AINT THE DEVIL AND LORD KNOWS THAT I AINT
JESUS

I DON’T PRETEND THAT I AM PERFECT AND I’M NOT THE ONE TO BE CASTIN’ STONES
AND IF YOU LOOK IN MY GRAVE WHEN I’M GONE I’LL BE THERE AND YOU’LL FIND MY BONES
CAUSE I’M A SINNER NOT A SAINT, HELL IT’S A MIRACLE THAT I’M STILL ALIVE
FROM ALL THE CRAZY THINGS THAT I’VE DONE, FROM WHEN MY HEART’S BEEN HUNG OUT TO DRY
BUT I’VE NEVER BEEN CRUCIFIED

REPEAT CHORUS

SO DON’T ASK ME WHAT HE WOULD DO
I’VE NEVER WALKED A MILE IN HIS SHOES
AND I’M NOT HERE TO SAVE YOU
SO DON’T JUDGE ME JUST LOVE ME AND
PRAY FOR ME AND WISH ME WELL
CAUSE I’M STUCK SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL

REPEAT CHORUS

LORD KNOWS I AINT…JESUS

My Baby Boy

Written By: Nathan Strasser/Sherri Gough/Jeremy Bussey

“My Baby Boy”

Written by: Nathan Strasser, Sherri Gough and Jeremy Bussey
COPYRIGHT © 2010

SO FRAGILE AND FRAIL WITH THE POWER OF THE ANGELS
CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU CRAWL
FEELS LIKE A DREAM I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE
GOD’S GREATEST GIFT IS SO SMALL

WITH MY EYES FULL OF HOPE AS I HOLD YOU CLOSE
THE WORLD THAT YOU’LL SAVE WILL JUST HAVE TO WAIT

CHORUS: CLOSE YOUR EYES LITTLE BABY
I’LL SING YOU A LULLABY
DON’T YOU CRY CAUSE YOU’RE SAFE IN MY ARMS
TO THE WORLD YOU’LL BRING JOY
FOR THE SIN YOU’LL DESTROY
BUT TO ME YOU’LL ALWAYS BE
MY BABY BOY

WILL YOUR HANDS BE ROUGH JUST LIKE YOUR DADDY’S
FROM THE HAMMER AND NAILS THAT YOU’LL HOLD
WILL YOU LEARN TO WALK IN THE STEPS OF YOUR FATHER
MAKE A TABLE, A CHAIR OR A SOUL

ONE DAY I’LL BOW AT YOUR FEET BUT RIGHT NOW
THEY’RE ALL WRAPPED UP AS YOU LIE HERE IN MY LAP

REPEAT CHORUS

BREAK

CHORUS: CLOSE YOUR EYES LITTLE BABY
I’LL SING YOU A LULLABY
DON’T YOU CRY CAUSE YOU’RE SAFE HERE WITH ME
I KNOW GOD HAS A PLAN BUT AS LONG AS I CAN
I’LL…JUST WATCH YOU BREATHE
SO PEACEFULLY
MY BABY BOY

Haunted

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Haunted”

Words & Music by: Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2010

SHE LOOKS LIKE A PRETTY NORMAL GIRL
BUT INSIDE HER SHE’S HOLDIN’ A DIFFERENT WORLD
SHE CRACKS A SMILE NOW AND THEN BENEATH HER TOUGH AS NAILS SKIN
AND HER PAIN DON’T SAY A WORD

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO LAST, HE WASN’T SPOSED TO CHANGE HIS MIND
NOW THE GHOSTS OF THE PAST KEEP COMIN’ BACK TO REMIND HER…(SHE’S)

CHORUS: HAUNTED
BY THE FACE, HAUNTED BY THE WAY
HE HELD HER, FELT HER IN HIS ARMS
NEVER KNEW THAT SHE COULD FEEL
SO HAUNTED
BY THE WAY HE KISSED, NOW ALL HIS PROMISES
ARE JUST EMPTINESS
SHE WISHES SHE COULD FORGET
INSTEAD WHEN HE LEFT HER HE LEFT HER
HAUNTED

HER SPIRIT LIVES BEHIND A MASK
WHEN SHE TAKES IT OFF THE MIRROR LAUGHS
SHE KNOWS GOD’S GRACE’LL SAVE HER, BUT THIS AINT EXACTLY THE WAY HER
STORY WAS SPOSED TO GO SHE GREW UP SO FAST

IT’LL BE ALRIGHT THERE’S MORE TO LIFE AND HERS JUST STARTED
SHE KNOWS IT NOW BUT LIKE AN EMPTY HOUSE HER EMPTY HEART IS…

REPEAT CHORUS
THAT BABY GIRL SHE RAISED IS NOW IN SECOND GRADE
HE BEGGED TO SEE HER FOR JUST ONE DAY
COUPLE HOURS AT THE PARK, SHE PUT HER ARMS AROUND HIM
THEN HER AND HER MAMA WALKED AWAY

THERE WAS NOTHIN’ LEFT TO SAY
ALL HE COULD DO WAS WAVE
THAT WAS 20 YEARS AGO TODAY...(AND HE’S STILL)…

3RD CHORUS: HAUNTED
BY THE FACE, HAUNTED BY THE WAY
HE HELD HER FELT HER IN HIS ARMS
NEVER KNEW THAT HE COULD FEEL
SO HAUNTED
BY HER GENTLE KISS, WITH SO MUCH INNOCENCE
IN EVERYTHING SHE DID
HE KNOWS HE’LL NEVER FORGET HER
THAT’S A DAY HE’LL ALWAYS REMEMBER
WHEN SHE LEFT HIM SHE LEFT HIM
HAUNTED

HE GAVE UP ON AN ANGEL NOW THERE’S DEMONS IN HIS HEAD…HE’S HAUNTED

The Mystery

Written By: Sherri Gough and Simone Lazer

“The Mystery”
Written by: Simone Lazer and Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2010

CAN’T THINK IT THROUGH, FIGURE OUT WHAT’S IN MY MIND
‘CAUSE ONCE I DO I’M ALREADY A STEP BEHIND
THE MORE WE’RE TOGETHER GIRL THE MORE I CAN’T GET ENOUGH
OF THE RUSH I’M GETTING FROM YOUR LOVE

CHORUS: TO ME YOU’RE THE DEFINITION OF PERFECTION
WE’RE SHARIN’ SUCH A COOL CONNECTION
THE CHEMISTRY, THE ENERGY
YOU GET ME GIRL AND THAT AINT EASY
I LIKE THE WAY YOU ALWAYS KEEP ME GUESSIN’
MAN I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS MISSIN’
I WAS MEANT FOR YOU, YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME
AND WHAT’S MEANT TO BE…BABY THAT’S THE MYSTERY

GOT NO HANDS ON THE WHEEL JUST GOIN’ WITH THE RIDE
AND SO FAR IT’S LEFT ME LOOKIN’ RIGHT INTO YOUR EYES
I’VE NEVER MET ANYONE WHO’S ANYTHING LIKE YOU
GIRL YOU KEEP ME SANE WITH ALL THE CRAZY THINGS YOU DO

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE: YOU SURE HAVE A WAY OF BRINGIN’ OUT THE GOOD IN ME
AND I JUST CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHERE OUR LOVE LEADS

CHORUS 3: TO ME YOU’RE THE DEFINITION OF PERFECTION
AND WE’VE BEEN MAKIN’ SUCH A COOL CONNECTION
THE ENERGY, THE CHEMISTRY
YOU GET ME GIRL AND THAT AINT EASY
I LIKE THE WAY YOU ALWAYS KEEP ME GUESSIN’
MAN I KNOW NOW WHAT I COULD BE MISSIN’
BABY YOU AND ME, BUILDIN’ MEMORIES
AND LIVING…THE MYSTERY

YEAH, THAT’S THE MYSTERY…

All in the Timing

Written By: Sherri Gough, Melissa Bollea and Simone Lazer

“All in the Timing”

Words & Music by: Sherri Gough, Melissa Bollea and Simone Lazer
COPYRIGHT 2010

CALL IT LUCK OR MAKE A WISH, CALL IT PURE COINCIDENCE
I LOOKED UP AND THERE YOU WERE, YOUR BLUE EYES JUST AS PURE
AS THAT PICTURE OF YOU AND ME, HOLDING HANDS ON THE BEACH IN ‘93
STANDIN’ NEXT TO YOU IN LINE, MY RACIN’ HEART WAS ERASIN’ TIME
AINT IT CRAZY
A CUP OF COFFEE NOW WE’RE BACK TOGETHER
LIVING OUR FOREVER (BUT)

CHORUS: IF I HADN’T BEEN THERE YOU WOULDN’T BE HERE
WE WOULDN’T BE IN THIS MEMORY
THERE’S A REASON THERE’S A SEASON WE DON’T ALWAYS KNOW THE MEANIN’
BUT GOD KEEPS ON SMILIN’
CAUSE IT’S ALL IN THE TIMING

MONTH TO MONTH WE TRIED AND TRIED
FOR A LITTLE ONE TO COMPLETE OUR LIFE
SHE MAY NOT HAVE COME FROM US
BUT LOVE IS GREATER THAN FLESH AND BLOOD
LOOKIN’ BACK NOW
I REMEMBER THAT WINDING ROAD WE WALKED TO PUT HER IN OUR ARMS (BUT)

REPEAT CHORUS

TODAY SHE STOOD ON THAT STAGE
GRADUATED TOP OF HER CLASS
LOOKED AT US, HELD BACK THE TEARS AND SAID…

CHORUS: IF I HADN’T BEEN THERE YOU WOULDN’T BE HERE
WE WOULDN’T BE IN THIS MEMORY
THERE’S A REASON THERE’S A SEASON WE DON’T ALWAYS KNOW THE MEANIN’
BUT GOD KEEPS ON SMILIN’
‘CAUSE BELIVIN’ LAUGHIN’ LOVIN’ AND EVEN CRYIN’
IT’S ALL IN THE TIMING

Love Is (Lyrics Only Version)

Written By: Sherri Gough and Sean Gasaway

“Love Is”

Written by: Sherri Gough and Sean Gasaway
COPYRIGHT © 2010

TO SOME IT’S SOMETHIN’ THAT YOU SAY
TO A CHILD IT’S ICE CREAM AND A BASEBALL GAME
EVERYBODY HAS A DIFFERENT VIEW

IT’S SOMETHIN’ THAT TAKES A LIFE TO LEARN
AND NOTHIN’ IF IT’S NOT RETURNED
HAS THE RAGE TO BURN AND THE STRENGTH TO MOVE

LOVE IS…THE LIKENESS OF GOD
A GIFT…WHEN IT TOUCHES YOUR HEART
IT’S THE QUESTION YOU CAN’T ANSWER
IT’S THE ANSWER THAT YOU GET
WHEN YOU WONDER WHAT THE BEST WAY IS TO LIVE
LOVE IS…

LOVE IS WATER RUSHIN’ DOWN ON A
PARCHED AND TIRED GROUND
IT’S WHAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE TO MAKE THINGS GROW

IT’S KNOWIN’ SOMEONE OUT THERE WANTS YA
AND EVEN IF YOU SWEAR IT OFF YA
CAN’T HIDE YOUR HEART WHERE IT WON’T GO

LOVE IS…THE LIKENESS OF GOD
A GIFT…WHEN IT TOUCHES YOUR HEART
IT’S THE QUESTION YOU CAN’T ANSWER
IT’S THE ANSWER THAT YOU GET
WHEN YOU WONDER WHAT THE BEST WAY IS TO LIVE
LOVE IS…

IT’S THE DEVIL’S TEMPTATION
THE LONELY’S FRUSTRATION
IT CAN HURT AND IT CAN BREAK
IT CAN LEARN FROM ITS MISTAKES

MAKES SOME WEAK AND MAKES SOME TOUGH
HIDES IN YOUR DREAMS AND IT’S STRONG ENOUGH
TO MAKE THE HARDEST PEOPLE CRY
TO MAKE JESUS LIVE AND DIE

LOVE IS…THE LIKENESS OF GOD
A GIFT…WHEN IT TOUCHES YOUR HEART
OH...

LOVE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO
WHEN SOMEONE ISN’T JUST LIKE YOU
MIGHT JUST TURN THEIR HEART AROUND

IT’S A PLEASURE WHEN IT’S GOIN’ WELL
A POISON WHEN YOU’RE PROMISED TO SOMEONE ELSE
AND IT LIGHTS YOUR WORLD EVEN AFTER IT BURNS OUT…

LOVE IS…THE LIKENESS OF GOD
A GIFT…WHEN IT TOUCHES YOUR HEART
WHEN YOU WONDER WHAT THE BEST WAY IS TO LIVE
WHEN YOU WONDER WHAT THE BEST THING IS TO GIVE
LOVE IS…

Old Sam Red

Written By: Sherri Gough and Jesse Wray

“Old Sam Red”

Words & Music by: Jesse Wray and Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

THERE’S AN OLD MAN FROM THE GREAT BLACK SWAMP IN THE NORTHWEST OF OHIO
HE LIVES THERE IN A HICKORY SHACK WITH NO ONE AROUND FOR MILES
HE HADN’T BEEN SEEN IN QUITE SOME TIME CAUSE HE ONLY COMES OUT AT NIGHT
SHERRIFF BILLY HAYES WENT TO LOOK HIM UP ‘CAUSE SOMETHIN’ DIDN’T SEEM RIGHT

CHORUS: BET HE’S GOT MOONSHINE BREWIN’ IN A STILL OUT BACK
DRINKS FIRE WATER FROM A SNAKESKIN FLASK
BET HE’S GOT DIRTY MONEY IN AN OLD SHOE BOX
SIX FEET DOWN IN THE MUD OF THAT SWAMP
WARNING SIGN SAYS DON’T COME IN
WRITTEN IN BLOOD ON THE FRONT OF HIS SHED
THIS TOWN DON’T MESS AROUND WITH OLD SAM RED

‘BOUT A WEEK AGO THOSE WILLIAMS BOYS CUT THROUGH HIS BARB-WIRE FENCE
THEY CREERPED AND CRAWED THROUGH THE DARK NIGHT AIR AND HAVEN’T BEEN SEEN SINCE
SHERRIFF PUT HIS GUN IN THE BACK OF HIS TRUCK, THE WHOLE TOWN WATCHED HIM GO
YOU COULD TELL HE WAS SCARED TO DEATH HEADED DOWN OLD SAM’S ROAD

REPEAT CHORUS

BILLY WALKED UP TO THE EDGE OF THAT SHACK
THE OLD MAN SAID “YOU BETTER STOP IN YO’ TRACKS”
AS HE HELD UP THE BARRELL OF A TWELVE GAUGE GUN

SHERRIF SAID “I’M LOOKIN’ FOR THE BOYS THAT WENT MISSIN’ LAST WEEK”
AS HE LAYED HIS GUN DOWN AT HIS FEET
SAM OPENED THE DOOR, AND SAID “ALRIGHT SON, C’MON”

“THERE AINT NOTHIN’ GOIN’ ON HERE THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
I’M JUST AN OLD MAN THAT WANTS TO BE LEFT ALONE”
THEY TALKED A WHILE, THEN BILLY WENT BACK TO TOWN

THEY FOUND THOSE BOYS THE VERY NEXT DAY, WASHED UP ON THE BANK OF BISHOP LAKE
WHEN PEOPLE ASK BILLY WHAT HAPPENED HE SAID “THEY JUST DROWN”

AS THE YEARS WENT BY, THE OLD MAN DIED, AND WHEN THEY WENT TO GO DIG HIS GRAVE
THEY FOUND A SHOE BOX WITH A FORTUNE AND A NOTE THAT SAID “GIVE IT ALL TO BILLY HAYES”
NOW BILLY LIVES IN THE GREAT BLACK SWAMP IN SAM’S OLD HICKORY SHACK
NO ONE KNOWS BUT IT DON’T LOOK LIKE HE’S EVER COMIN’ BACK…

CHORUS: BET HE’S GOT MOONSHINE BREWIN’ IN A STILL OUT BACK
DRINKS FIRE WATER FROM A SNAKESKIN FLASK
BET HE’S GOT DIRTY MONEY IN AN OLD SHOE BOX
SIX FEET DOWN IN THE MUD OF THAT SWAMP
WARNING SIGN SAYS DON’T COME IN
WRITTEN IN BLOOD ON THE FRONT OF HIS SHED
AND THAT’S THE LEGEND OF OLD SAM RED, OLD SAM RED

Hot Coals (Lyrics Only Version_

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Hot Coals”

Written by: Sherri Gough

GO AHEAD PICK IT UP
PUT YOUR FINGERS IN THAT FIRE AND GET YA ONE
YEAH YOU WANNA FIGHT I KNOW THE LOOK
AND THROWIN’ STONES JUST MAKES YA FEEL GOOD

DON’T TAKE IT FOR GRANTED THAT THE MADDEST ONE’LL WIN
ANGER IS LIKE ACID KILLS THE VESSEL THAT IT’S IN

THOSE HOT COALS ARE YOUR COLD WORDS
WHEN YA HOLD ‘EM UP TO THROW ‘EM
IT’S YOU THAT GETS BURNED
AND IT’S ALRIGHT I DON’T DO MUCH
JUST SIT BACK AND WATCH YOU SELF-DESTRUCT
YOU MIGHT THINK YOU OWN ME BUT YOU STILL CAN’T CONTROL
THE DAMAGE THAT YOU DO TO YOUR OWN HAND AND YOUR OWN SOUL
THROWIN’ HOT COALS

SO C’MON BABY GET IT OUT
START DRIPPIN THAT POISON OUTTA YOUR MOUTH
BUT THOSE WHITE LIES IN YOUR GREEN EYES
AINT GONNA MEND ALL YOUR SINS THIS TIME

GO AHEAD AND START YOUR SCREAMIN’, RANT AND RAVE AND YELL
WHEN YOU BLOW UP YOU’RE JUST TURNIN’ THAT DAGGER ON YOURSELF

THOSE HOT COALS ARE YOUR COLD WORDS
WHEN YA HOLD ‘EM UP TO THROW ‘EM
IT’S YOU THAT GETS BURNED
AND IT’S ALRIGHT I DON’T DO MUCH
JUST SIT BACK AND WATCH YOU SELF-DESTRUCT
YOU MIGHT THINK YOU OWN ME BUT YOU STILL CAN’T CONTROL
THE DAMAGE THAT YOU DO TO YOUR OWN HAND AND YOUR OWN SOUL
THROWIN’ HOT COALS

ANGER’S LIKE A MADNESS BUT I’M REALLY GLAD THAT
I DON’T HAVE THAT CANCER RUNNIN’ ‘ROUND IN MY BRAIN
POWER’S ONE OF YOUR TOYS BUT IT JUST DESTROYS YA
YOU’RE MAKIN’ LOTSA NOISE BUT I DON’T HEAR ONE THING YA SAY
IT’S LIKE A BOOMERANG ALL BACK UP IN YOUR FACE
YOU GOT AN EMPTY PLACE EATIN’ YOU ALIVE INSIDE
YOU THINK IT’S CLEVER OF YA BUT I DON’T HAVE TO LOVE YA
SO I’LL GO SOMEWHERE ELSE AND LIVE MY LIFE
YOU GOT IT WAY WORSE THAN ME YOU’RE GOT A CURSE THAT BLEEDS
HATE AND SPITE DON’T MATTER IF YOU’RE REALLY RIGHT
YOU'RE ALWAYS GONNA LOSE CAUSE YOU'RE ALWAYS GONNA CHOOSE
TO LET IT GET TO YOU
YOU JUST CAN’T LET IT GO…YEAH…
YOU’RE THROWIN’ HOT COALS…

THOSE HOT COALS ARE YOUR COLD WORDS
WHEN YA HOLD ‘EM UP TO THROW ‘EM
IT’S YOU THAT GETS BURNED
AND IT’S ALRIGHT I DON’T DO MUCH
JUST SIT BACK AND WATCH YOU SELF-DESTRUCT
YOU MIGHT THINK YOU’RE GETTIN SOMEWHERE
BUT IT’S JUST GETTIN OLD
I WON’T FEEL TOO SORRY FOR YA TONIGHT WHEN YOU’RE ALONE…
THROWIN’ HOT COALS

YEAH, THROWIN' HOT COALS...

Take Away the Blinds

Written By: Sherri Gough and Nathan Brumley

“Take Away the Blinds”

Words & Music by: Nathan Brumley and Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2009

PULLS UP IN HIS SILVER MERCEDES WALKS IN THE DOCTOR’S
AND SITS WAITING THERE…IT WAS THE ONLY EMPTY CHAIR
FLIPPIN’ THROUGH A MAGAZINE, LADY BESIDE HIM HER KIDS ARE SCREAMIN’
HE ROLLS HIS EYES…HE DOESN’T KNOW HER LIFE

NOT ENOUGH FOOD TO EAT, HOLES IN HER SHOES
IF HE WALKED IN THEM A WHILE WOULD HE BE WHERE SHE IS TOO

CHORUS: TAKE AWAY THE BLINDS SO I CAN SEE
AND UNDERSTAND THE WAY IT IS
HOW THE WORLD’S SUPPOSED TO BE
WHAT I DON’T KNOW CAN’T SET ME FREE
CAN I LOOK PAST THE DOUBT OUT THIS WINDOW
TURN WHAT’S INSIDE OUT
JUST ONE PULL ON THIS STRING
CAN SHOW ME WHAT I’VE NEVER SEEN
TAKE AWAY THE BLINDS

SAYIN’ HIS PRAYERS AT NIGHT, SWEEPS THE BLOND HAIR OUT OF HIS EYES
HE TELLS HIS MAMA ABOUT HIS BEST FRIEND NICK
SHE KNEW HIS MOM AND DAD WERE DIFFERENT COLORS
SHE STOPPED AND WONDERED
WHAT KINDA STORY HE’D COME UP WITH

HE SAID WE LOOK JUST LIKE TWINS ‘CEPT FOR ONE THING
HE’S A LITTLE TALLER THAN ME

REPEAT CHORUS

I WANNA FEEL THE SUN ON MY SKIN
LET THE LIGHT COME IN

REPEAT CHORUS

Overnight

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Overnight”
Words & Music by: Sherri Gough

A SINGLE DROP OF WATER AINT THE REASON FOR THE FLOOD
LIKE A SINGLE TEAR AINT WHAT BROKE UP THIS LOVE
SEEMS LIKE WE WOKE UP ONE MORNING AND EVERYTHING WAS GONE
GUESS WE DIDN’T KNOW WE WERE HOLDIN’ A ROPE AND SLOWLY SLIDIN’ DOWN

CHORUS: WE BUILT UP A MOUNTAIN AND NEVER SWEPT IT AWAY
WE DRIED THE RIVER UP CAUSE OF WHAT WE DIDN’T SAY
SO BLAME ME IF YA WANNA, I WAS THE LAST ONE TO STRIKE
JUST GOT TIRED OF TREADIN’ WATER BUT OUR LOVE DIDN’T GO UNDER
OVERNIGHT

JUST ONE PIECE OF STRAW DOESN’T REALLY BREAK YOUR BACK
IT’S ALL THE OTHER PIECES THAT WERE THERE BEFORE THAT
I GUESS THE PAIN GOT TO HEAVY ONE CRUEL WORD AT A TIME
WE BOTH BROUGHT THE LOAD BUT THE WORDS THAT BROKE US HAPPENED TO BE MINE

REPEAT CHORUS

ALL THE WALLS GOT TOO TALL FOR US TO CLIMB
WE’VE BEEN LAYIN’ DOWN THOSE BRICKS NOW FOR QUITE A WHILE

CHORUS 3: THERE’S THE MOUNTAIN WE NEVER SWEPT AWAY
RIGHT BY THAT RIVER FILLED WITH WHAT WE DIDN’T SAY
SO BLAME ME IF YA WANNA, I WAS THE LAST ONE TO STRIKE
JUST GOT TIRED OF TREADIN’ WATER…OHHHHH…
SO TIRED OF TREADIN’ WATER
BUT OUR LOVE…DIDN’T GO UNDER
OVERNIGHT

Lifeline

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Lifeline”
Sherri Gough
COPYRIGHT © 2010

YA ALWAYS SAID CALL IF YOU NEED A FRIEND
I NEVER DID BUT UNDERNEATH MY WORLD WAS SINKIN’ IN
THOUGHT I’D BE JUST FINE BY MYSELF
NOW MY HEART’S STUCK I GIVE UP I NEED A LITTLE HELP

CHORUS: THROW ME A LIFELINE
I CAN’T DO THIS ON MY OWN
THINK IT’S ABOUT TIME
FOR THIS PRIDE TO LET GO
YEAH, IT’S AN EMERGENCY
THIS WATER’S WAY TOO DEEP
I’LL KEEP ON DROWNIN’
‘TIL YOU COME AROUND AND
THROW ME A LIFELINE

YESTERDAY I DIDN’T NEED ANYONE
I HAD IT MADE, MADE WHAT I HAD ALL ALONE
YOU’RE WERE ALWAYS THERE BUT I NEVER LET YA IN
NOW I JUST WANT YOU TO HOLD ME ‘TIL THIS STORM AROUND ME ENDS

REPEAT CHORUS

SAVE ME, MAKE ME FEEL GOOD AGAIN
I’M SO UNCOVERED LET YOUR LOVE PULL ME IN

CHORUS 3: THROW ME A LIFELINE
I CAN’T DO THIS ON MY OWN
THINK IT’S ABOUT TIME
FOR THIS PRIDE TO LET GO
HEAR ME NOW, SAVE ME NOW
I’M REACHIN’ MY HAND OUT
I’LL KEEP ON DROWNIN’
‘TIL YOU COME AROUND AND
THROW ME A LIFELINE

NEED YOU MORE THAN EVER NOW, I’M REACHIN’ MY HAND OUT
YOU’RE LOVE IS PULLIN’ ME UP…UP
REVIVE ME WHEN I GRAB THE LINE, BRING MY SPIRIT BACK TO LIFE
YOU’RE LOVE IS PULLIN’ ME UP…UP…UP…….

THROW ME A LIFELINE (SAVIN’ ME), I NEED A LIFELINE
YOUR LOVE’S A LIFELINE, OH, THROW ME A LIFELINE

Green Light

Written By: Sherri Gough/Sean Gasaway/Melissa Van Fleet

“Green Light”
Sherri Gough/Sean Gasaway/Melissa Van Fleet
© 2010


I DON’T KNOW WHERE THIS IS COMIN’ FROM
IF I’M READIN’ YOU RIGHT YOU’RE LEADIN’ ME ON
DEEP-SET DIMPLES WITH A DEVIL SMILE
I’D GIVE MY TICKET TO HEAVEN JUST TO READ YOUR MIND

I DON’T REALLY GET GETTIN ALL THIS ATTENTION AND YOU AINT GOT ME YET
BUT I’M POSITIVE YOU’RE HEADED IN MY DIRECTION AND THERE’S NO SHADE OF RED
(YOU’RE GIVIN’ ME A)

CHORUS: GREEN LIGHT
MAKIN’ ME WANT CHA
GREET LIGHT
BUT SHOULD I TRY
GREEN LIGHT
MAYBE I AUGHTA
JUST FALL INTO THAT GREEN LIGHT IN YOUR EYES

CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE SITTIN’ HERE WHOD’VE KNOWN IT
YOU’VE BEEN TURNIN’ ME DOWN SINCE GOD TALKED TO MOSES
NOW YOU’RE GETTING FRIENDLY AND I CAN’T UNDERSTAND
WHY ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU’D TREAT ME LIKE THAT

DON’T KNOW WHAT’S GOTTEN INTO YOU OR WHY YOU’RE SO INTO ME
BUT THAT LAMBORGHINI LOOK’S ALMOST GOT ME HOOKED AND YOU JUST KEEP PICKIN’ UP SPEED
(GIVIN’ ME A)

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE: THEY TELL ME THAT SHE BROKE YOUR HEART
NOW YA GOT YOUR SIGHTS ON ME YOU’RE PRETTY SHARP
BUT I AINT GONNA BE YOUR CRUTCH
CAUSE SPITE…AINT…LOVE…OHHH…
(I GOT A)

CHORUS 3: GREEN LIGHT
HEADED FOR THE DOOR
A GREET LIGHT
AWAY FROM YOU
GREEN LIGHT
PUT THE PEDAL TO THE FLOOR
NOT GONNA LET CHA DO WHAT YA THOUGHT YOU COULD DO

REPEAT CHORUS 3

TAG: AINT NO SHADE-A RED…
GOTTA GREEN LIGHT
YEAH I GOTTA GREEN LIGHT
AWAY FROM YOU (GREEN LIGHT)
YEAH I GOTTA GREEN LIGHT

Sunglasses On

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Sunglasses On”
(c) 2011 Sherri Gough

BILLY AND BOBBY IN THE BACK SEAT
CARTOONS ON TV
MAMA’S TAKIN’ THEM TO SCHOOL GOT A BAG STUFFED WITH STUFF

TOYS AND BOOKS AND SUNSCREEN
FINGERPRINTS ON ALL HER DREAMS
KISSES HUGS AND SIPPY CUPS FULL OF LOVE

BUT SOMETIMES WHEN LIFE GETS CRAZY SHE WANTS TO GET AWAY

SHE TURNS THE RADIO UP IN HER CAR
AND SHE SINGS ALONG
WITH HER SUNGLASSES ON
THAT’S THE TIME WHEN SHE FEELS GOOD
WHEN SHE THINKS SHE’S STRONG
WITH HER SUNGLASSES ON
Do do do do do do…do do do do do…

DOIN’ DISHES AT THE DINER
TRYIN’ TO GET BY WITH
WHAT SHE MAKES YEAH IT TAKES EVERY SINGLE DIME

LATER ON AT THE WALMART
KIDS SCREAMIN’ IN THE CART
SHE TAKES A BIG BREATH SHE KNOWS IT’LL BE ALRIGHT BUT

SOMETIMES WHEN LIFE GETS CRAZY SHE WANTS TO GET AWAY

REPEAT CHORUS

SHE LIKES TO PRETEND THE WORLD GOES AWAY
AND SHE’S AMAZED
AT THAT CONFIDENT GIRL BEHIND THE SHADES

REPEAT CHORUS

COUNTER MELODY (TAG):
SHE LIKES TO PRENTEND THE WORLD GOES AWAY…
SHE LIKES TO PRENTEND THE WORLD GOES AWAY…

WITH HER SUNGLASSES ON

Pain

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Pain”
(c) 2011 Sherri Gough

YOU MIGHT HATE ME FOR WHAT I DO, BUT I AM WHO I AM
I INVENTED LONELY, THE DEVIL OWNS ME, I’M NOT WHAT YOU HAD PLANNED
I’M THE SHADOW AT YOUR BACK, TURN YOUR SUNLIGHT INTO BLACK
TIL YOU DON’T RECOGNIZE WHO YOU ARE
I’LL KEEP YOU FROM HEAVEN, LEAD YOU STRAIGHT TO HELL
WITH ME AROUND IT’S NOT VERY FAR

CHORUS: PAIN – I AM PAIN
I CAN BREAK YOU DOWN, MAKE YOU CRY
HOLD YOU TIL YOUR BROKEN SOUL IS BLEEDIN’
AND YOU WON’T KNOW THE REASON
PAIN

HATE THAT I LIE BUT MY - ONLY GIFT IS TO DESTROY
HOPE THE SORRY IN MY EYES TELLS YOU I DON’T HAVE A CHOICE
THE ONLY JOY I TOUCH IS WHEN PEOPLE OVERCOME ME
AND I’M THE ONE WHO TURNS THEIR LIFE AROUND
THEY SAY FORGIVENESS IS FREE BUT THERE’LL BE NO GRACE FOR ME
CAUSE EVERYBODY LIKES THIER LIFE WITHOUT…

CHORUS: PAIN – I AM PAIN
I CAN BREAK YOU DOWN, MAKE YOU CRY
YOU MIGHT THINK WHAT I DO IS WRONG BUT
SOMETIMES I MAKE YOU STRONGER
PAIN

PEOPLE CURSE ME AND JUDGE ME
NO ONE’S EVER LOVED ME
THEY CRY WHEN I COME IN, AND ASK GOD WHY I CAME
BET YOU NEVER KNEW I HAD SO MUCH…

CHORUS: PAIN – PAIN
I’D RATHER MAKE YOU SMILE, LIGHT UP YOUR EYES
BUT THAT’S NOT WHAT I WAS MEANT TO DO
WITHOUT ME, YOU WOULDN’T BE YOU…
PAIN

IF YOU JUST HOLD ON A LITTLE LONGER
I MIGHT EVEN MAKE YOU STRONGER...
I AM PAIN

Leave It Like This

Written By: Sherri Gough & Ashley Allyson

“Leave It Like This”
(c) 2011 Sherri Gough & Ashley Allyson

WALKED THROUGH THE WINDOW OF YOUR EYES
IT’S A PLACE I’VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE
YOU’RE LAYIN’ DOWN YOUR ARMOR AND YOUR LIES
AND LETTIN’ GO OF THE WAR

CHORUS: I’M SHAKEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NEVER SEEN THE REAL SIDE OF YOU
IT’S WHAT’S BEEN MISSIN’ ALL ALONG
AND NOW IT’S RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME
ALL OUR WALLS HAVE COME UP AND DOWN
WE PUSH AWAY AND COME BACK AROUND
NOW I’M STARIN’ STRAIGHT AT WHAT I MISSED
I CAN STILL LEAVE BUT CAN I REALLY LEAVE IT LIKE THIS

LIKE A HOUSE WITHOUT ITS WALLS
OR HALF A FACE THAT YOU PAINT
NOW THERE’S A PUZZLE TO BE SOLVED
SHOULD I LEAVE OR SHOULD I WAIT

REPEAT CHORUS

I REALLY WANNA BELIEVE…

CHORUS: I’M SHAKEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NEVER SEEN THE REAL SIDE OF YOU
IT’S WHAT’S BEEN MISSIN’ ALL ALONG
AND NOW IT’S LOOKIN’ BACK AT ME
ALL OUR WALLS HAVE COME UP AND DOWN
WE PUSH AWAY AND COME BACK AROUND
NOW I FINALLY KNOW WHAT I MISSED
I CAN STILL LEAVE
SHOULD I LEAVE
CAN I REALLY LEAVE IT LIKE THIS

His Amazing Grace

Written By: Sherri Gough & Kaitlyn Baker

“His Amazing Grace”
(c) 2010 Sherri Gough and Kaitlyn Baker

HE DISPLAYED HIS PAIN IN COLOR WITH THE TATTOOS ON HIS SKIN
AND HE LOVED THE BEST OF WHISKEY THOUGH IT GOT THE BEST OF HIM
TIL ONE DAY IN A HOSPITAL BED HE SAW JESUS’ FACE
SHE WAS SCREAMIN’ AND CRYIN’ HER SKIN WAS RED AND HER MAMA NAMED HER GRACE

CHORUS: NOW HER LITTLE BLONDE CURLS ARE BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND
HER EYES ARE AS BLUE AS THE BLUE THAT HE HAD BEEN
WHEN SHE CALLS HIM DADDY AND HOLDS HIS HAND
AINT NOTHIN’ SOFTER THAN THE HEART OF THAT MAN
HE WAS A LONG LOST SINNER THAT FINALLY FOUND HIS WAY
BUT HE WOULDN’T KNOW GOD’S LOVE WITHOUT HIS AMAZING GRACE

SOME PEOPLE CHANGE FOR A WOMAN, THEY GROW UP AND SETTLE DOWN
SOME CHANGE FOR RELIGION, SOME DON’T CHANGE AT ALL
BUT THIS LITTLE BITTY GIRL ROCKED HIS LITTLE BITTY WORLD, HE WAS BLIND BUT SAW THE LIGHT
IT’S LIKE AN ANGEL CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND LEFT A GREAT BIG PIECE BEHIND

REPEAT CHORUS

HOW SWEET THE SOUND OF THAT LITTLE LAUGH
THOSE OLD DEMONS DIDN’T STAND A CHANCE
NOW HE’S SINGIN’ HALLELUJAH AND SHOUTIN’ AMEN
WHEN SHE WAS BORN HE WAS BORN AGAIN

CHORUS: NOW HER LITTLE BLONDE CURLS ARE BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND
HER EYES ARE AS BLUE AS THE BLUE THAT HE HAD BEEN
WHEN SHE CALLS HIM DADDY AND HOLDS HIS HAND
HE SEES GOD MORE THAN HE EVER HAS
HE WAS A LONG LOST SINNER THAT FINALLY FOUND HIS WAY
BUT HE WOULDN’T KNOW GOD’S LOVE
NO HE WOULDN’T KNOW WHAT LIFE REALLY WAS
WITHOUT HIS AMAZING…GRACE

Let It Spin

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Let it Spin”
Sherri Gough

If every man was always strong there’d never be a little boy
If every tear was always long it would cover up our joy
If perfection was a constant there’d be nothing to achieve
If one man was an island there’d be nothing to believe

Life’s a great big circle just spinnin’ around
Sometimes we’re on top and other times we come back down
But every time the wheel rolls we look deeper in
So don’t be afraid to let it spin

If we forever were humble there’d be no one who was proud
If we always were grounded we’d never reach up for the clouds
If we never knew defeat there’d be no reason to succeed
If we never knew life there’d be no reason to be

Life’s a great big circle just spinnin’ around
Sometimes we’re on top and other times we come back down
But every time the wheel rolls we look deeper in
So don’t be afraid to let it spin

It’s a continuous line with no beginning and no end
And we’ve got to have the heartache to help us rise up again
And at the end of the day no matter where we are
It’s better to be feeling than not moving at all

So let it spin, round and around
Let it spin, even if you’re upside down
‘Cause every time the wheel rolls we look deeper in
So don’t be afraid to let it spin
Don’t be afraid to let it spin
Oh...let life spin

What Nobody Sees - New

Written By: Sherri Gough

"What Nobody Sees"
Sherri Gough

LEAVES ON THE TREES ARE REACHIN' FOR THE SUN
BRANCHES ARE LAUGHIN' WAVIN' BACK AT EVERYONE
BET THEY NEVER DO THINK ABOUT THE ROOTS KEEPIN' THEM ALIVE
DON'T YA KNOW THE THINGS UNNOTICED CAN HELP US GROW OR MAKE US DIE

WE SEE THOSE MOUNTAINS STAND SO HIGH BUT
DON'T KNOW THAT ROCKS CAN FALL
WE SEE TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH
BUT NOT THE GOD BEHIND IT ALL
IF YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT'S REALLY REAL
JUST LOOK UNDERNEATH
SOMETIMES THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
ARE WHAT NOBODY SEES

VIP WITH HIS FAMILY SO PERFECTLY TOGETHER
LIVIN' OUT HIS DREAMS AND EVERYBODY THINKS IT CAN'T GET BETTER
BUT NO ONE SAW THE PAIN EXCEPT THOSE LITTLE WHITE DEMONS IN HIS HAND THAT NIGHT
THE EMPTY BOTTLE THEY FOUND ON THE GROUND NEXT TO HIM WAS JUST LIKE HIS LIFE

WE SEE THOSE MOUNTAINS STAND SO HIGH BUT
DON'T KNOW THAT ROCKS CAN FALL
WE SEE TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH
BUT NOT THE GOD BEHIND IT ALL
IF YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT'S REALLY REAL
JUST LOOK UNDERNEATH
SOMETIMES THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
ARE WHAT NOBODY SEES

A WIFE IN THE SHADOWS OF A MAN IN THE SPOTLIGHT
A DADDY WITH CONVICTION RAISIN' HIS CHILDREN RIGHT
THE GOOD IN THE BAD
THE FRAGILE IN THE GOOD
A HUMAN PLACE INSIDE ALL OF US
THAT JUST WANTS TO BE UNDERSTOOD

WE SEE THOSE MOUNTAINS STAND SO HIGH BUT
DON'T KNOW THAT ROCKS CAN FALL
WE SEE TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH
BUT NOT THE GOD BEHIND IT ALL
IF YOU WANNA KNOW WHAT'S REALLY REAL
JUST LOOK UNDERNEATH
SOMETIMES THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS
YEAH SOMETIMES YA GOTTA LOOK DEEP
AT WHAT NOBODY SEES

WHAT NOBODY SEES...

Wash You Away

Written By: Sherri Gough

“Wash You Away”
Sherri Gough

THOUGHT YOU WERE SHOOTIN’ LOVE ARROWS AT MY HEART
BUT YOU’RE JUST PLAYIN’ THROWIN’ RAZORS IN THE DARK
YOU’VE CUT ME TIME AND TIME AGAIN
AND EVERY TIME I LET YOU WIN OHHHHHH…
I’M READY TO GET YOU OUTTA MY LIFE
AND YOU AINT STICKIN’ TO MY HEART THIS TIME

GONNA WASH YOU AWAY LIKE THE DIRT OFF A MULE
RIGHT DOWN THE DRAIN LIKE A RAT DOWN THE SEWER
OUT OF MY BRAIN LIKE I LEARNED IN SCHOOL
TIL I END UP THE SAME AS I DID ‘FORE I KNEW YA
WASH YOU CLEAN LIKE THE GOLDEN RULE
LIKE ALL THE LEAVES IN A SWIMMIN’ POOL
YOU CAN BEG TO STAY BUT YOU AINT
‘CAUSE I’M GONNA WASH YOU AWAY
DO DO DO DO DO DO DO…DO DO DO DO DO DO DO
DO DO DO DO DO DO DO…DO DO DO DO DO DO DO

WHEN I MET YOU I WAS A DIFFERENT GIRL
AND I LET YOU MAKE ME SOMEONE YOU COULD HURT
YOU HELD ME BACK SOMEHOW
BUT I THINK I’M STRONG ENOUGH NOW OHHHHH…
HOPE YOU’RE READY TO TAKE A LONG COLD BATH
GOIN’ OVER NIAGRA AND YOU AINT COMIN’ BACK

GONNA WASH YOU AWAY LIKE A HOSE DOES A FIRE
LIKE YOUR COLD HEART DID WHEN I LIKED YA
A MUD-COVERED TRUCK IN THE RAIN WHEN IT’S POURIN’
A SONG IN MY HEAD WHEN IT GETS REAL BORING
WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT WITH ALL YOUR LYIN’
CLEAN YOU UP LIKE A YARD SALE APPLIANCE
LIKE A LITTLE OLD LADY GETS OUT THE GREY – YEAH
I’M GONNA WASH YOU AWAY
DO DO DO DO DO DO DO…DO DO DO DO DO DO DO
DO DO DO DO DO DO DO…DO DO DO DO DO DO DO

SO SORRY THAT I’LL RUIN YOUR PERFECT LITTLE GAME
ALL I NEED IS THE TRUTH AND ONE BIG HURRICANE

GONNA WASH YOU AWAY LIKE THE DIRT OFF A MULE
RIGHT DOWN THE DRAIN LIKE A RAT DOWN THE SEWER
OUT OF MY BRAIN LIKE I LEARNED IN SCHOOL
TIL I END UP THE SAME AS I DID ‘FORE I KNEW YA
WASH YOU CLEAN LIKE THE GOLDEN RULE
LIKE ALL THE LEAVES IN A SWIMMIN’ POOL
BOY YOU AINT GOT NOTHIN’ LEFT TO SAY
I KNOW I’M RIGHT, AND RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW TODAY
I’M GONNA WASH YOU AWAY
DO DO DO DO DO DO DO…DO DO DO DO DO DO DO
DO DO DO DO DO DO DO…DO DO DO DO DO DO DO

We Belong

Written By: Sherri Gough

“We Belong”
Sherri Gough

CAN’T BELIEVE I HAVE IT ALL – WHEN I LOOK AT YOU IT’S
KINDA LIKE A CRYSTAL BALL – I SEE THE FUTURE
YOU’RE HERE AND I’M HERE AND WE’RE TOGETHER
SHININ’ LIKE STARS COULD IT BE ANY BETTER

THERE’S SOMETHIN’ IN THIS ROOM THAT I CAN’T EXPLAIN
WHEN I’M NEXT TO YOU I KNOW YOU FEEL THE SAME

WE BELONG…
WE BELONG…
WE BELONG…
I CAN FEEL IT
WE BELONG

I DON’T REALLY THINK THAT WE - COULD GET ANY CLOSER
WE FIT EACH OTHER NATURALLY – SO EASY TO HOLD YA
YOUR SONG AND MY SONG ARE ONE SONG TONIGHT
SINGIN’ WITH YOU THERE’S NOTHIN’ TO HI-DE

YOU’RE STANDIN’ THERE IT’S LIKE I’M LOOKIN’ IN A MIRROR
EACH MINUTE WE SHARE JUST MAKES IT CLEARER

WE BELONG…
WE BELONG…
WE BELONG…
I CAN FEEL IT
WE BELONG

LIKE SMOKE AND FIRE – LIGHTNING AND THUNDER
SO GLAD YOU AND I FOUND EACH OTHER

WE BELONG, YOU AND I
AND I KNOW, YOU CAN FEEL IT
WE BELONG, YOU AND I
DON’T DENY, I CAN FEEL IT
WE BELONG, YOU AND I
AND I KNOW, YOU CAN FEEL IT
WE BELONG

OH WE BELONG TOGETHER
OH WE ARE STRONG TOGETHER
YES WE BELONG TOGETHER
WE BELONG

WE BELONG…
WE BELONG…
WE BELONG…
I CAN FEEL IT
WE BELONG

(A CAPPELLA)
WE BELONG…
WE BELONG…
WE BELONG…
I CAN FEEL IT
WE BELONG

Leave It Like This - New

Written By: Sherri Gough & Ashley Allyson


"Leave It Like This"
Sherri Gough & Ashley Allyson

WALKED THROUGH THE WINDOW OF YOUR EYES
IT'S A PLACE I'VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE
YOU'RE LAYIN' DOWN YOUR ARMOR AND YOUR LIES
AND LETTIN' GO OF THE WAR

I'M SHAKEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NEVER SEEN THE REAL SIDE OF YOU
IT'S WHAT'S BEEN MISSIN' ALL ALONG
AND NOW IT'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME
ALL OUR WALLS HAVE COME UP AND DOWN
WE PUSH AWAY AND COME BACK AROUND
NOW I'M STARIN' STRAIGHT AT WHAT I MISSED
I CAN STILL LEAVE BUT CAN I REALLY LEAVE IT LIKE THIS

LIKE A HOUSE WITHOUT ITS WALLS
OR HALF A FACE THAT YOU PAINT
NOW THERE'S A PUZZLE TO BE SOLVED
SHOULD I LEAVE OR SHOULD I WAIT

I'M SHAKEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NEVER SEEN THE REAL SIDE OF YOU
IT'S WHAT'S BEEN MISSIN' ALL ALONG
AND NOW IT'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME
ALL OUR WALLS HAVE COME UP AND DOWN
WE PUSH AWAY AND COME BACK AROUND
NOW I'M STARIN' STRAIGHT AT WHAT I MISSED
I CAN STILL LEAVE BUT CAN I REALLY LEAVE IT LIKE THIS

Ohhhhh...
I REALLY WANNA BELIEVE…

I'M SHAKEN I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NEVER SEEN THE REAL SIDE OF YOU
IT'S WHAT'S BEEN MISSIN' ALL ALONG
AND NOW IT'S LOOKIN' BACK AT ME
ALL OUR WALLS HAVE COME UP AND DOWN
WE PUSH AWAY AND COME BACK AROUND
NOW I FINALLY KNOW WHAT I MISSED
I CAN STILL LEAVE
SHOULD I LEAVE
CAN I REALLY LEAVE IT LIKE THIS

The Banjo

Written By: Sherri Gough

“The Banjo”
Sherri Gough

“The banjo is such a happy instrument. You can’t play a sad song on the banjo. It always comes out so cheerful.” - Steve Martin

GRANDPA LOVED THE BANJO AND COUNTRY MUSIC
PLAYED IN A BAND EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT
HE USED TO SAY THAT THERE’S NOTHIN’ TO IT
IT’S JUST LIKE BREATHIN OR RIDIN’ A BIKE

HIS TIRED HANDS HAD SEEN SOME HARD TIMES
BUT WHEN THEY PLAYED THOSE STRINGS HE WAS ALRIGHT (HE SANG…)

NA NA NA NA NA NA…DO DO DO DO DO DO
NA NA NA NA NA NA…WOA…
NOW YA GOT ME SINGIN’ AND LIFE AINT SO BAD
IT’S HARD TO BE SAD WHEN SOMEONE PLAYS THE BANJO

WHEN I WAS BARELY SIXTEEN MY HEART GOT STEPPED ON
I WENT TO HIDE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE
GRANDPA HELD THAT BANJO TO HIS CHEST AND
I CROSSED MY ARMS AND STARTED ROLLIN’ MY EYES

BUT PRETTY SOON WE BOTH WERE LAUGHIN’
GRANDPA’S LITTLE SECRET WAS SURE WORTH HAVIN’…

NA NA NA NA NA NA…DO DO DO DO DO DO
NA NA NA NA NA NA…WOA…
NOW YA GOT ME SINGIN’ AND LIFE AINT SO BAD
IT’S HARD TO BE SAD WHEN SOMEONE PLAYS THE BANJO

GRANDPA LEFT US ONE SPRING DAY NOW HE’S
PLAYIN’ OLD SUZANNAH WITH THE SAINTS
WHEN I MISS HIM MORE THAN I CAN STAND
I TAKE THIS BANJO IN MY HANDS

NA NA NA NA NA NA…DO DO DO DO DO DO
NA NA NA NA NA NA…WOA…
NOW YA GOT ME SINGIN’ AND LIFE AINT SO BAD
IT’S HARD TO BE SAD WHEN YOU THINK OF THE MAN…
WHO PLAYED THE BANJO

NA NA NA NA NA NA…DO DO DO DO DO DO
NA NA NA NA NA NA…WOA…
NOW YA GOT ME SINGIN’ AND LIFE AINT SO BAD
IT’S HARD TO BE SAD WHEN SOMEONE PLAYS THE BANJO

NA NA NA NA NA NA…DO DO DO DO DO DO YEAH
NA NA NA NA NA NA…

NA NA NA NA NA NA…DO DO DO DO DO DO
NA NA NA NA NA NA…

WHEN SOMEONE PLAYS THE BANJO

How Do I Explain Holy

Written By: Sherri Gough

"How Do I Explain Holy"
Sherri Gough

JOSEPH HOW DO I TELL YOU THIS, AN ANGEL CAME TO ME
TOLD ME THAT WE’D BE BLESSED WITH THE MESSIAH BABY KING
BEFORE YOU THINK I’M CRAZY OR THINK I HAVEN’T BEEN TRUE
ASK YOURSELF HOW YOU WOULD EXPLAIN IF IT WERE YOU

YOU PROBLY DON’T BELIEVE ME CAUSE WHO AM I TO HAVE THIS GIFT
I DON’T THINK I’D BELIEVE IT IF THE TABLES WERE SWITCHED
I CAN’T EXPLAIN THE REASON WITH WORDS BETTER THAN THIS
DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY, EXCEPT THAT I HAVE FAITH
IT’S GONNA HAPPEN LIKE HE TOLD ME
HOW DO I EXPLAIN HOLY

MAMA I’VE HAD A VISION GOD PUT IN MY MIND
MARY’S GONNA HAVE A SON BUT HE’S NOT REALLY MINE
I KNOW EVERYONE IS LAUGHIN, THEY THINK THAT I’M A FOOL
ONE DAY THEY’LL UNDERSTAND GOD DOESN’T THINK THE WAY WE DO

YOU PROBLY DON’T BELIEVE ME CAUSE WHO AM I TO HAVE THIS GIFT
I DON’T THINK I’D BELIEVE IT IF THE TABLES WERE SWITCHED
I CAN’T EXPLAIN THE REASON WITH WORDS BETTER THAN THIS
DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY, EXCEPT THAT I HAVE FAITH
IT’S GONNA HAPPEN LIKE HE TOLD ME
HOW DO I EXPLAIN HOLY

AND TODAY…HOW DO I DESCRIBE MY FAITH
WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT I’M SAVED BY GRACE

YOU PROBLY WON’T BELIEVE ME CAUSE WHO AM I TO HAVE THIS GIFT
I DON’T THINK I’D BELIEVE IT IF YOU SAID HE TAKES MY SIN
I CAN’T EXPLAIN THE REASON WITH WORDS BETTER THAN THIS
I’M SAVED BY THE BABE BORN ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND
YOU CAN GO WHERE I’M GOIN
HOW DO I EXPLAIN HOLY

The Clay

Written By: Sherri Gough

"The Clay"
Sherri Gough

DO YOU SEE ME I AM A CHILD I AM A LIFE
I’M THE LEAST OF THESE RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES
I WASN’T PLACED HERE BY ACCIDENT OR CHANCE
GOD TRUSTED YOU ENOUGH TO PUT THIS CLAY IN YOUR HANDS

SO HERE WE GO THE TIME HAS BEGUN
THE BATTLE FOR MY SOUL IS A RACE THAT WE RUN
ONLY SO MANY MOMENTS I’LL BE GONE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
SO TEACH ME THE LOVE OF JESUS WHILE THE CLAY CAN STILL BE MOLDED

GOD MAKES EVERYONE WITH CLAY AND DIRT AND DUST
SHAPES A MASTERPIECE OF EVERY ONE OF US
I MIGHT FORGET YOUR WORDS BUT NOT HOW YOU MADE ME FEEL
IT MIGHT BE THE SPARK THAT PUTS MY HEART BACK ON THAT POTTER’S WHEEL

SO HERE WE GO THE TIME HAS BEGUN
THE BATTLE FOR MY SOUL IS A RACE THAT WE RUN
ONLY SO MANY MOMENTS I’LL BE GONE BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
TEACH ME THE LOVE OF JESUS WHILE THE CLAY CAN STILL BE MOLDED

WHILE I’M LOST
WHILE I’M SOFT
WHILE I STILL NEED ADVICE
WHILE I’M SEARCHIN’
WHILE I’M HURTIN’
SECOND CHANCES DON’T COME TWICE
WHILE I’M OPEN
WHILE I’M GROWIN’
EVERYTHING YOU DO AND TEACH
MIGHT BE THE ONLY PICTURE OF GOD I’LL EVER SEE

SO HERE WE GO THE TIME’S ALMOST DONE
THE BATTLE FOR MY SOUL ARE DAYS THAT CANNOT BE UNDONE
ONLY SO MANY MOMENTS AND THE WORLD MIGHT NEVER NOTICE
BUT TEACH ME THE LOVE OF JESUS WHILE THE CLAY CAN STILL BE MOLDED

WHILE I’M HERE WITH YOU WILL YOU TAKE MY HEART AND HOLD IT
AND TEACH ME THE LOVE OF JESUS WHILE THE CLAY…CAN STILL BE MOLDED

I'm Livin' It

Written By: Sherri Gough, Hannah McNeil & Rob Higgins

I'm Livin' It
Sherri Gough, Hannah McNeil & Rob Higgins

THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW TIMES MY LIFE HAS CROSSED THAT CENTER LINE
FELT LIKE A MACK TRUCK, COULDN’T GET BACK UP SO I HAD TO DECIDE
I COULD’VE LAID DOWN ON THE GROUND AND SAID I QUIT
BUT I KNOW I MAKE MY OWN HEARTACHE AND MY OWN BLISS

WE’RE ALL GOIN’ SOMEWHERE
MIGHT BE HEAVEN AND IT MIGHT BE HELL
DON’T HAVE TO WAIT ‘TIL I GET THERE
I DECIDE RIGHT NOW WHAT’S INSIDE MYSELF
DON’T WANT MY LIFE TO JUST EXIST
I’M LIVIN’ IT

USED TO DO THAT 8 TO 5, 24/7, 365
EVERY DAY I WAS TRAPPED IN, STRAPPED IN, FOR THE SAME OL’ RIDE
HAD TO FIND MEANIN’ ‘STEAD OF LEANIN’ ON THAT TIRED ROUTINE
FOUND WHERE I WENT SO I COULD GET BACK TO WHO I’M MEANT TO BE

WE’RE ALL GOIN’ SOMEWHERE
MIGHT BE HEAVEN AND IT MIGHT BE HELL
DON’T HAVE TO WAIT ‘TIL I GET THERE
I DECIDE RIGHT NOW WHAT’S INSIDE MYSELF
DON’T WANT MY LIFE TO JUST EXIST
I’M LIVIN’ IT

CIRCUMSTANCE CAN GET ME BUT I DON’T LET IT GET ME DOWN
I FACE THOSE BAD TIMES CHANGE WHAT MY MIND TELLS ME AND TURN IT AROUND

WE’RE ALL GOIN’ SOMEWHERE
MIGHT BE HEAVEN AND IT MIGHT BE HELL
DON’T HAVE TO WAIT ‘TIL I GET THERE
I DECIDE RIGHT NOW WHAT’S INSIDE MYSELF
DON’T WANT MY LIFE TO JUST EXIST
I MAKE MY HEARTACHE AND MY OWN BLISS
I’M LIVIN’ IT

GOOD AND BAD IS ALL PART OF LIVIN' IT
I'M LIVIN' IT

Don't Have You

Written By: Sherri Gough, Keeira Lyn Ford, Sean Gasaway & Jeremy Bussey

"Don't Have You"
Sherri Gough, Keeira Lyn Ford, Sean Gasaway & Jeremy Bussey

Sittin’ here starin’ at a long-stemmed rose
He opened every door except the one you closed
And it’s just not the same
He’s so different than the way you were
Seems so good, paints a pretty picture
But it don’t match the frame

I wish I could move on but until I find a way

I’ll just listen to the rain and a Vince Gill record
Shakin’ off the pain feelin’ under the weather
Because I don’t have you
Just another victim of a sad love song
Another you, another me all gone wrong
Don’t know what to do
Because I don’t have you

All my friends tell me that he’s just my type
And to tell you the truth from the outside
It might look that way
They don’t know in the back of my mind
When he looks at me, every time
I still see your face

I don’t wanna lead him on but I don’t know what to say

So I’ll listen to the rain and a Vince Gill record
Shakin’ off the pain feelin’ under the weather
Because I don’t have you
Just another victim of a sad love song
Another you, another me all gone wrong
Don’t know what to do
Because I don’t have you

To give me one good reason why I should leave him
So maybe I will just stay…

And just listen to the rain and a Vince Gill record
Shakin’ off the pain feelin’ under the weather
Because I don’t have you
I’m just another victim of a sad love song
Another you, another me all gone wrong
Don’t know what to do
Because I don’t have you
No I don’t have you

Walk This Road

Written By: Sherri Gough

"Walk This Road"
Sherri Gough

MADE UP MY MIND THAT I NEVER WANNA BE
WITHOUT THE SHELTER OF YOUR ARMS SURROUNDIN’ ME
GOD HAS MADE THIS LOVE TOO BEAUTIFUL TO HIDE
AND THIS WINDIN PATH HAS LED ME STRAIGHT TO YOUR SIDE (AND)

I’M READY TO WALK – READY TO RUN
READY TO DO ALL THAT I CAN
READY TO LAUGH – READY TO LOVE
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME TO STAND
THERE’S SOMETHIN DEEP INSIDE
I NEVER WANNA LOSE
I’M READY TO WALK THIS ROAD WITH YOU

WHAT LIES AHEAD FOR US THE FUTURE ONLY KNOWS
BUT I CAN PROMISE YOU YOU’LL HAVE A HAND TO HOLD
ALL ALONG WE’LL BE BUILDIN SOMETHING BETTER
AND THIS THING CALLED HOPE MIGHT JUST TAKE US TO FOREVER (CAUSE)

I’M READY TO WALK – READY TO RUN
READY TO DO ALL THAT I CAN
READY TO LAUGH – READY TO LOVE
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME TO STAND
ONE AND ONE TOGETHER
IS SO MUCH MORE THAN TWO
I’M READY TO WALK THIS ROAD WITH YOU

WE MIGHT HAVE TO TRAVEL THROUGH
THE THUNDER AND THE RAIN
BUT WHEN WE’RE LOST TOGETHER
WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER FIND THE WAY

I’M READY TO WALK – READY TO RUN
READY TO DO ALL THAT I CAN
READY TO LAUGH – READY TO LOVE
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME TO STAND
THERE’S NOTHIN IN THIS LIFE
THAT I WOULD RATHER CHOOSE
I’M READY TO WALK THIS ROAD
NO MATTER WHERE IT GOES…
I’M READY TO WALK THIS ROAD WITH YOU

Cardboard Testimony

Written By: Sherri Gough, Bill DiLuigi & Nathan Brumley

"Cardboard Testimony"
Sherri Gough, Bill DiLuigi & Nathan Brumley

MUST’VE BEEN SOME MAGIC IN THAT MARKER
WHEN HE WROTE 'ADDICTED' ON THAT SIGN
WHEN HE STOOD DOWN FRONT AND FLIPPED IT OVER
THE CONGREGATION SAW A DIFFERENT SIDE

IT SAID HOPEFUL, SOBER, THREE YEARS AND GOIN’ STRONG
THANK YOU GOD

BEEN TO CHURCH ALL MY LIFE
HEARD ABOUT A THOUSAND SUNDAY SERMONS
FORGOT MOST OF WHAT I LEARNED
BY THE TIME I LEFT THE SERVICE
GUESS GOD KNEW I WAS LOOKIN’ FOR A SIGN
THAT CARDBOARD TESTIMONY
RIGHT THERE IN BLACK AND WHITE

YEAH, I CHASE OFF MY SHARE OF DEMONS
BUT YOU CAN’T SEE ‘EM WHEN I’M SITTIN’ IN THIS PEW
I GOT MY ADDICTIONS, MY OWN VICES, MY DISGUISES
I SHOULD HOLD UP MORE THAN A SIGN OR TWO

BEEN TO CHURCH ALL MY LIFE
HEARD ABOUT A THOUSAND SUNDAY SERMONS
THINKIN’ BOUT THE FOOTBALL GAME
AND WHERE WE’RE GONNA EAT AFTER THE SERVICE
GUESS GOD KNEW I WAS LOOKIN’ FOR A SIGN
THAT CARDBOARD TESTIMONY…

I SAID OK, GOD
YOU GOT MY ATTENTION NOW
CAUSE EVERY TIME A SIGN WENT UP
ANOTHER WALL INSIDE CAME DOWN

BEEN TO CHURCH ALL MY LIFE
HEARD ABOUT A THOUSAND SUNDAY SERMONS
FORGOT MOST OF WHAT I LEARNED
BY THE TIME I LEFT THE SERVICE
GUESS GOD KNEW I WAS LOOKIN’ FOR A SIGN
AINT IT FUNNY HOW A LITTLE THING CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
THAT CARDBOARD TESTIMONY
RIGHT THERE…

MUST’VE BEEN SOME MAGIC IN THAT MARKER…OHHHHH…

Love and Bullets

Written By: Sherri Gough & Bill DiLuigi

"Love and Bullets"
Sherri Gough & Bill DiLuigi

IT’S A TINY THING, IT’S A SHINY THING
TAKE YOU DOWN BEFORE YOU GET A CHANCE TO BLINK
IT’LL HIT YOU HARD, RIP YOUR HEART
WHEN IT COMES IT’LL TEAR YOU UP BEFORE YOU FEEL THE STING

IT’S POWERFUL IN THE HAND OF A FOOL, CAN’T IMAGINE THE DAMAGE IT CAN DO

IF YOU PICK UP A PISTOL AND JUST START SHOOTIN’
NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GONNA HIT
YOU FIRE YOUR LOVE LIKE A LOADED GUN
NEVER KNOW WHO’S GONNA FALL FOR IT
GOT YOUR FINGER ON THE TRIGGER BUT BOY YOU’D BETTER
THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU PULL IT
YOU’LL END UP GETTING BURNED
WHEN YOU PLAY WITH THINGS THAT HURT
LIKE LOVE AND BULLETS

I’VE KNOWN FOR A WHILE, IT’S SHOWN FOR A WHILE
I CAN SEE THROUGH THE HOLES IN YOUR SOUL AND ALMOST TOUCH THE LIES
YOU SNEAK AROUND, CAT AND MOUSE
YOU LOVE THE CHASE, YOU CATCH THE PREY, I PAY THE PRICE

LORD HELP YOU IF YOU EVER MEET THE WICKED SIDE OF JEALOUSY

IF YOU PICK UP A PISTOL AND JUST START SHOOTIN’
NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’RE GONNA HIT
YOU FIRE YOUR LOVE LIKE A LOADED GUN
NEVER KNOW WHO’S GONNA FALL FOR IT
GOT YOUR FINGER ON THE TRIGGER BUT BOY YOU’D BETTER
THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU PULL IT
YOU’LL END UP GETTING BURNED
WHEN YOU PLAY WITH THINGS THAT HURT
LIKE LOVE AND BULLETS

THAT AINT MY DRESS ON THE FLOOR
THOSE AINT MY FEET BENEATH THOSE SHEETS
TODAY I BOUGHT THIS 44
HE’S GONNA TEACH YOU…HOW NOT TO CHEAT

IF I PICK UP A PISTOL AND JUST START SHOOTIN’
NEVER KNOW WHAT I’M GONNA HIT
NOW YOU’RE LOOKIN’ DOWN A LOADED GUN
HOW’S IT FEEL ON THE OTHER END
GOT MY FINGER ON THE TRIGGER AND YOU’RE ONLY LIVIN’
CAUSE I THOUGHT TWICE BEFORE I PULLED IT
YOUR HEART WAS THE TARGET BUT I SHOT TO THE SIDE
BET YOU’LL REMEMBER FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE…
LOVE AND BULLETS, NO YOU SHOULDN’T
MESS AROUND WITH THINGS THAT HURT

LOVE GOT TO ME BEFORE THAT BULLET GOT TO YOU
IF I CATCH YOU AGAIN I BET IT WOULDN’T…
DON’T MESS WITH LOVE AND BULLETS
LOVE AND BULLETS

Leave It Like This

Written By: Sherri Gough & Ashley Allyson

WALKED THROUGH THE WINDOW OF YOUR EYES
IT’S A PLACE I’VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE
YOU’RE LAYIN’ DOWN YOUR ARMOR AND YOUR LIES
AND LETTIN’ GO OF THE WAR

I’M SHAKEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NEVER SEEN THE REAL SIDE OF YOU
IT’S WHAT’S BEEN MISSIN’ ALL ALONG
AND NOW IT’S RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME
ALL OUR WALLS HAVE COME UP AND DOWN
WE PUSH AWAY AND COME BACK AROUND
NOW I’M STARIN’ STRAIGHT AT WHAT I MISSED
I CAN STILL LEAVE BUT CAN I REALLY LEAVE IT LIKE THIS

LIKE A HOUSE WITHOUT ITS WALLS
OR HALF A FACE THAT YOU PAINT
NOW THERE’S A PUZZLE TO BE SOLVED
SHOULD I LEAVE OR SHOULD I WAIT

I’M SHAKEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NEVER SEEN THE REAL SIDE OF YOU
IT’S WHAT’S BEEN MISSIN’ ALL ALONG
AND NOW IT’S RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME
ALL OUR WALLS HAVE COME UP AND DOWN
WE PUSH AWAY AND COME BACK AROUND
NOW I’M STARIN’ STRAIGHT AT WHAT I MISSED
I CAN STILL LEAVE BUT CAN I REALLY LEAVE IT LIKE THIS

I REALLY WANNA BELIEVE…

I’M SHAKEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NEVER SEEN THE REAL SIDE OF YOU
IT’S WHAT’S BEEN MISSIN’ ALL ALONG
AND NOW IT’S LOOKIN’ BACK AT ME
ALL OUR WALLS HAVE COME UP AND DOWN
WE PUSH AWAY AND COME BACK AROUND
NOW I FINALLY KNOW WHAT I MISSED
I CAN STILL LEAVE
SHOULD I LEAVE
CAN I REALLY LEAVE IT LIKE THIS

Leave It Like This

Written By: Sherri Gough & Ashley Allyson

WALKED THROUGH THE WINDOW OF YOUR EYES
IT’S A PLACE I’VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE
YOU’RE LAYIN’ DOWN YOUR ARMOR AND YOUR LIES
AND LETTIN’ GO OF THE WAR

I’M SHAKEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NEVER SEEN THE REAL SIDE OF YOU
IT’S WHAT’S BEEN MISSIN’ ALL ALONG
AND NOW IT’S RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME
ALL OUR WALLS HAVE COME UP AND DOWN
WE PUSH AWAY AND COME BACK AROUND
NOW I’M STARIN’ STRAIGHT AT WHAT I MISSED
I CAN STILL LEAVE BUT CAN I REALLY LEAVE IT LIKE THIS

LIKE A HOUSE WITHOUT ITS WALLS
OR HALF A FACE THAT YOU PAINT
NOW THERE’S A PUZZLE TO BE SOLVED
SHOULD I LEAVE OR SHOULD I WAIT

I’M SHAKEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NEVER SEEN THE REAL SIDE OF YOU
IT’S WHAT’S BEEN MISSIN’ ALL ALONG
AND NOW IT’S RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME
ALL OUR WALLS HAVE COME UP AND DOWN
WE PUSH AWAY AND COME BACK AROUND
NOW I’M STARIN’ STRAIGHT AT WHAT I MISSED
I CAN STILL LEAVE BUT CAN I REALLY LEAVE IT LIKE THIS

I REALLY WANNA BELIEVE…

I’M SHAKEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
NEVER SEEN THE REAL SIDE OF YOU
IT’S WHAT’S BEEN MISSIN’ ALL ALONG
AND NOW IT’S LOOKIN’ BACK AT ME
ALL OUR WALLS HAVE COME UP AND DOWN
WE PUSH AWAY AND COME BACK AROUND
NOW I FINALLY KNOW WHAT I MISSED
I CAN STILL LEAVE
SHOULD I LEAVE
CAN I REALLY LEAVE IT LIKE THIS

Glory Hallelujah

Written By: Sherri Gough, Kaitlyn Baker & Jimmy Borja

When her eyes see the sun, it’s not just another day
It’s a gift of life, a gift of time, a time to pray
She spends her days with family, as they hope for a cure
Her spirit teaches them to love, she’s a fighter that’s for sure

There are those who want just a little more time
Those who can’t stand another minute
People who take their life for granted
And those who really live it
Some are blind but see the light
Others never choose to
But there’s always hope inside
Glory Hallelujah

When his eyes see the sun, he curses another day
Can’t get past what’s in the past, still livin’ with the pain
Spends his nights alone and lonely, watchin’ tv in the dark
And hidin’ there is easy, it’s the livin’ that’s so hard

There are those who want just a little more time
Those who can’t stand another minute
People who take their life for granted
And those who really live it
Some are blind but see the light
Others never choose to
But there’s always hope inside
Glory Hallelujah

Never know when life will turn around
Every breath means hope can still be found

There are those who want just a little more time
Those who can’t stand another minute
People who take God’s love for granted
And those who really give it
Some are blind but win the fight
And even if you’re losin’
There’s always hope inside
Glory Hallelujah
Glory Hallelujah

Change

Written By: Sherri Gough & Kaitlyn Baker

WISH I COULD CHANGE THE WORLD
ADD A LITTLE PEACE
GIVE SOME HOPE TO THE HOMELESS SOULS
HAND A LITTLE STRENGTH TO THE WEAK

WISH I COULD CHANGE THE PAST AND
MAKE IT ALRIGHT
ERASE ALL THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED
AND WRITE IN SOMETHIN’ RIGHT

SO MANY THINGS I CAN NEVER DO
BUT THERE’S SO MANY DREAMS OUT THERE FOR ME TO CHOOSE
I GOT MY FAMILY, THE AIR I BREATHE, A FAMILIAR VOICE THAT’S
TELLIN’ ME I CAN DO MORE THAN I THINK
ABOUT THE THINGS I WISH I COULD
CHANGE

WISH I COULD CHANGE YOUR HEART
AND MAKE IT LOVE ME
BUT ONLY GOD CAN HEAL THESE SCARS
YOU LEFT WITH YOUR MEMORIES

WISH I COULD CHANGE THE DAYS
AND MAKE TIME TURN SLOW
TAKE IN THE MINUTES THAT WE MADE AND
TAKE THEM OUT WHEN I’M ALONE

SO MANY THINGS I CAN NEVER DO
BUT THERE’S SO MANY DREAMS OUT THERE FOR ME TO CHOOSE
I GOT MY FAMILY, THE AIR I BREATHE, A FAMILIAR VOICE THAT’S
TELLIN’ ME I CAN DO MORE THAN I THINK
ABOUT THE THINGS I WISH I COULD

CHANGE…OHHHHH…

WISH I COULD CHANGE THIS WISH
AND MAKE IT COME TRUE
BUT WHAT MY HEART KEEPS TELLIN’ ME IS
IT’S ALL UP TO YOU

SO MANY THINGS I CAN NEVER DO
BUT THERE’S SO MANY DREAMS OUT THERE FOR ME TO CHOOSE
I GOT MY FAMILY, THE AIR I BREATHE, A FAMILIAR VOICE THAT’S
TELLIN’ ME I CAN DO MORE THAN I THINK
YEAH, WE CAN DO MORE THAN WE THINK
ABOUT THE THINGS WE WISH WE COULD
CHANGE

Makin' Her Mark

Written By: Sherri Gough & Hannah McNeil

She kept ridin’ that ol’ bus
Though people told her that she must
Make room for the white
But she knew that wasn’t right
The risk that she took shook the world
And she was just one girl

She’s makin’ her mark, makin’ her mark in history
She’s makin’ her mark, thinkin’ about life differently
She’s not just any girl
There’s so much to her
She’s makin’ her mark, makin’ her mark
On the world

She was blind but couldn’t speak
But that didn’t make her weak
Beauty in the way she wrote
Overcame the dark with hope
Gave the ones without a voice a choice to be heard
And she was just one girl

Makin’ her mark, makin’ her mark in history
Makin’ her mark, thinkin’ about life differently
She’s not just any girl
There’s so much to her
She’s makin’ her mark, makin’ her mark
On the world

There’s a girl out there listenin’ to this song
No matter what she’s goin’ through she’s strong
And one day people will say

She’s makin’ her mark, makin’ her mark in history
She’s makin’ her mark, thinkin’ about life differently
She’s makin’ her mark, makin’ her mark in history
She’s makin’ her mark, thinkin’ about life differently
You’re not just any girl
Oh there’s so much to you I’m sure
Oh, you’ll be makin’ your mark
Makin’ your mark on the world

Makin’ her mark in history
Just one girl
Makin' her mark on the world

Discography

Sherri Gough - First CD
Sherri Gough - "For The Children" CD
Sherri Gough - The Acoustic Project (available on iTunes)
Sherri Gough - Merry Christmas/Believe (available on iTunes)
Sherri Gough - Children's A Capella Songs (available on iTunes)

Set List

I do writer's nights and special showcases, usually with 2 artist/writer friends Dixie Brown and Hannah McNeil. We do all original songs and we are all from Nashville. Hannah has toured around the US, Dixie had a single on the radio, and I have won numerous song contests including 1st place in the USA Songwriting contest in 2008. Hannah is very high energy, Dixie is very soulful, and I have my own unique "writer" style, which includes guitar and piano songs. We do lots of vocal harmonies and sometimes have additional guitar players on stage. Our repertoire is mainly country/pop style. We do 1-2 hour showcase shows, or standard "Nashville in the round" style shows. Sometimes we bring "special guests."