Wanda Foster Everett

Wanda Foster Everett

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Riding Toward the Light

Written By: Wanda Foster Everett

[Verse 1]
Dark of night. Star so bright.
We three kings search for the Baby.
On and on, we go on,
Riding toward the Light.
To the Babe, in a manger
Lowly born, but highest angel
On and on, we go on,
Riding toward the Light.

[Chorus]
On our camels riding, riding.
All night long we're riding, riding.
On a dark night so exciting
Riding toward the Light.

[Verse 2]
Life is pain. All for gain.
We must find the Christ inside us.
On and on, we go on,
Riding toward the Light.
Kindness fails. Greed prevails.
We must find the Light inside us.
On and on, we go on,
Riding toward the Light.

[Repeat chorus]

[Bridge]
Down with fear, this new year!
Can you hear us? Can you hear us?
Desperate for some joy and cheer,
We must find a way to Love.

[Verse 3]
Wise men heed this new creed.
In this life we must be loving.
On and on, we go on,
Riding toward the Light.
We are one. The time has come.
We must seek for signs to guide us.
On and on, we go on,
Riding toward the Light.

[Repeat chorus]

Love Song

Written By: Wanda Foster Everett

[Note: written for my nieces and nephews, yet also strangely applicable to adult romantic love.]

I love you when you're good.
I love you when you're bad.
I love you when you're happy.
I love you when you're sad.
I love you when you're angry
Oh yes, with all my heart....
I even love you when you fart!

I love your little feet.
I love the way they stink.
I love your giant brain.
I love the way you think.
I love the things you wear
And the way you really care....
And I even love your hair!

I love you when you're dirty.
I love you when you're clean.
I love you when you're being nice.
And when you're being mean.
I hope that you'll be nice,
Every single day....
But if you goof, well that's okay!

I can trust you to be you.
You can trust me to be me.
And we appreciate
All the ways that we can be.
You know I won't hurt you.
I know you won't hurt me....
Unless it's accidentally!

I love you when you're sick.
I love you when you're well.
I love your silly ways.
I love the tales you tell.
I love you when you wet the bed,
Or fall down on your head....
Hey! I'll even love you when I'm dead.

I love you when you're smart
And when you do a stupid thing.
I love you when you cry
And I love you when you sing.
I love you when you're different
And when you act the same....
I love you just the way you came!

Hey, Hey for Christmas Day!

Written By: Wanda Foster Everett

[Starts with chorus.]
[Chorus]
Hey, hey for Christmas Day!
It is coming right away!
Hey, hey for Christmas Day!
Christmas Day is coming!

[Verse 1]
First we do our shopping, then we do our package wrapping.
Then we bake some cookies and some pumpkin pie.
Then we get together and we sing some Christmas carols.
Soon it will be over. My, how time does fly!

[Repeat chorus]

[Verse 2]
First we put our tree up, then we make some decorations.
Then we send out Christmas cards to everyone.
We know all the things that anyone can do at Christmas.
And we do them all and have a lot of fun!

[Repeat chorus]

Hey, Hey for Christmas Day!

Written By: Wanda Foster Everett

[Starts with chorus]
Hey, hey for Christmas Day!
It is coming right away!
Hey, hey for Christmas Day!
Christmas Day is coming!

[Verse 1]
First we do our shopping,
Then we do our package wrapping.
Then we bake some cookies and some pumpkin pie.
Then we get together
And we sing some Christmas carols.
Soon it will be over. My, how time does fly!

[Repeat chorus]

[Verse 2]
First we put our tree up,
Then we make some decorations.
Then we send out Christmas cards to everyone.
We know all the things that
anyone can do at Christmas.
And we do them all and have a lot of fun!

[Repeat chorus]

Hey, Hey for Christmas Day!

Written By: Wanda Foster Everett

[Starts with chorus]
Hey, hey for Christmas Day!
It is coming right away!
Hey, hey for Christmas Day!
Christmas Day is coming!

[Verse 1]
First we do our shopping,
Then we do our package wrapping.
Then we bake some cookies and some pumpkin pie.
Then we get together
and we sing some Christmas carols.
Soon it will be over. My, how time does fly!

[Repeat chorus]

[Verse 2]
First we put our tree up,
Then we make some decorations.
Then we send out Christmas cards to everyone.
We know all the things that
anyone can do at Christmas.
And we do them all and have a lot of fun!

[Repeat chorus]

Your Present's Not Under the Tree

Written By: Wanda Foster Everett/Richard Everett

"Your Present's Not Under the Tree"

[Verse 1]
T'was the night before Christmas
And all through the house
I was looking for presents
From my loving spouse.

She tickled and teased me
As we went along
She kept laughing & giggling
And singing this song...

[Chorus]
Find it, you'll know it,
With your loving eyes.
Unwrap it and squeeze it
And try it for size.
You'll love it and hold it
And know it's from me.
Your present's not under the tree.

[Verse 2]
With a devilish grin
She gave me a wink
As I bowed down
To look under the sink.

She pinched me and chuckled
And gave me a shove
And with the voice of an angel,
Said "Keep looking, my love."

[Repeat chorus]

[Verse 3]
With growing excitement
I wandered about
And, leaning right over,
Looked back of the couch.

She poked me in a manner
...most unseemly.
And laughingly sang
This same song to me.

[Repeat chorus]

[Verse 4]
With such eager footsteps
I walked toward the door.
She sweetly tripped me
and I fell to the floor.

Rolling, I found myself
under the tree
And my singing darling
Did quickly join me.

Singing...[Repeat chorus. but end it as follows]
Your present is under the tree
©2008 Wanda Foster Everett

Your Present's Not Under the Tree

Written By: Wanda Foster Everett

"Your Present's Not Under the Tree"

[Verse 1]
T'was the night before Christmas
And all through the house
I was looking for presents
From my loving spouse.

She tickled and teased me
As we went along
She kept laughing & giggling
And singing this song...

[Chorus]
Find it, you'll know it,
With your loving eyes.
Unwrap it and squeeze it
And try it for size.
You'll love it and hold it
And know it's from me.
Your present's not under the tree.

[Verse 2]
With a devilish grin
She gave me a wink
As I bowed down
To look under the sink.

She pinched me and chuckled
And gave me a shove
And with the voice of an angel,
Said "Keep looking, my love."

[Repeat chorus]

[Verse 3]
With growing excitement
I wandered about
And, leaning right over,
Looked back of the couch.

She poked me in a manner
...most unseemly.
And laughingly sang
This same song to me.

[Repeat chorus]

[Verse 4]
With such eager footsteps
I walked toward the door.
She sweetly tripped me
and I fell to the floor.

Rolling, I found myself
under the tree
And my singing darling
Did quickly join me.

Singing...[Repeat chorus. but end it as follows]
Your present is under the tree
©2008 Wanda Foster Everett

The Jolly Death Song

Written By: Wanda Foster Everett


[Chorus]

To die, to die,
To sleep, perchance to dream...
Death may not be so bad
As people make it seem.

[Verse 1]
If you're rich and healthy,
heaven might seem very boring.
But, if you're poor and weary,
it's so reassuring.

[Verse 2]
When you lose your consciousness,
you might get something better.
You may wake up to find
we're all in this together.

[Verse 3]
If you miss your loved ones,
then you will see them again.
Tho we don't know just exactly
how, where, why or when.

[Verse 4]
When you die, you realize
you're part of God, you see.
And maybe God is one big
Loving Energy.