New Song Lyrics by Ray Hollis  

A THOUSAND TIMES

GENRE: COUNTRY


VERSE

Ain’t it a shame
How I took you for granted
I never thanked you quite enough
For all the things you’ve done
No one could love me
The way you always loved me
Now I’ve got a lot of time to think
About you since you’ve gone

CHORUS

A thousand times I want to hold you
A thousand times I wish I’d told you
How much you mean to me
I’d tell you a thousand times
A thousand times I want to love you
A thousand times I’m thinking of you
I wish had one more time
To tell you a thousand times

VERSE

Ain’t it funny
How we gain a new perspective
It wasn’t long ‘til you were gone
To see things a different way
I wish I had the chance
To do it all over
I bet I’d find the time to say
I love you a thousand times

BRIDGE

A thousand times
Oh a thousand times
Wishing you were here
I wish a thousand times

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BRIGHTER DAY

GENRE: POP

VERSE ONE

Are we living in a sci-fi movie

Wake me up if it’s a dream

Did this whole world just stop spinning

Will it start ever again?

Separated, all together

We’re in a war, so let us fight

There’s an enemy we cannot see

But we're gonna see the light!

 

CHORUS

Ooh we are in this world together

Going through the stormy weather

To a brighter day

Ooh we have hope for our tomorrow

There'll be sunshine for our sorrow

And a brighter day

 

TAG/BRIDGE

It’s gonna be ok

I see a brighter day

 

VERSE TWO

Are we loving every day we’re living

Are we daring to dream again

Cause this old world needs a new beginning

When it feels like it’s the end

Hope is rising from the ashes

And the page is soon to turn

To the chapter we’re awaiting

When we're shining like the sun!

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CAN’T STOP LOVIN’ YOU

GENRE: COUNTRY

VERSE ONE

Like a runaway freight train and I’m

Chugging down the track insane

I can’t slow down

I can’t stop now

My engines are burning and my

My wheels are turning

Moving down the line

Can’t lose no time

 

PRE-CHORUS

You’re my destination

And I’m headed to the station

You’ll know I’m getting closer

When you hear that whistle blow-oh!

 

CHORUS

Whoo-whoo, baby I’m in love with you-hoo

Can’t get you off my mind

Think about you all the time

Like a steaming locomotive

With the throttle stuck wide open

Can’t nothing stop me now

I’ve got the hammer down

Like a train gone crazy baby, yeah it’s true

I can’t stop loving you

Whoo-hoo, I can’t stop loving you

 

VERSE TWO

You can’t paint a moving train

And I don’t want to change

I’ve got a one-track mind

Baby you’re so fine

Can’t turn this thing around cause my

My heart is one way bound

And the brakes won’t hold

I got no control

 

BRIDGE

I can feel the steam a rising

I can hear those engines winding

And I’m losing my caboose

Cause I’m crazy about you

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DREAMED I WENT TO AFRICA

GENRE: KIDS

I dreamed I went to Africa

And I met a hippopotamus

He had a big ol’ bottomus

And he tried to sit on me

I’m so glad it was just a dream

That a big ol’ hippopotamus

Did not sit on me

I dreamed I went to Africa

And I met a mad rhinoceros

With big horn on his snozurus

And he was chasing after me

I’m so glad it was just a dream

That a mad rhinoceros

Was not chasing me

 

I dreamed I went to Africa

And a boa constrictor

He was quite the trixter

And tried put the squeeze on me

I’m so glad it was just a dream

That a boa constrictor

Did not put the squeeze on me

 

I dreamed I went to Africa

And a laughing hyena

Who thought he was a comedian

And he laughed out loud at me

I’m so glad it was just a dream

That a laughing hyena

Did not laugh out loud at me

 

I dreamed I went to Africa

And I met a hungry lion

His stomach was growling

He tried to take a bite of me

I’m so glad it was just a dream

That a hungry hungry lion

Did not take a bite of me

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GOD OF MIRACLES

GENRE: WORSHIP

VERSE ONE

I hear You whisper in the waiting

I know You're near when storms are raging

You are the Rock of all the ages

The God of miracles! 

You are the LORD who never changes

Yesterday, today and always

You make a way where there is no way

The God of miracles! 

 

CHORUS

Nothing, nothing, nothing's too hard for You

Everything is possible

Nothing, nothing, nothing's too hard for You

You're the God of miracles

Everything is possible

 

VERSE TWO

You shut the mouths of hungry lions

You are the fourth man in the fire

You healed the sick and walked on water

The God of miracles!

 

BRIDGE

You are for us, not against us

Never leave us nor forsake us

Working all things for our good

Everything is possible! (x2)

 

END CHORUS

Everything is possible

You're the God of miracles

Everything is possible

I believe in miracles!

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GREAT GRACE

GENRE: CCM/WORSHIP

VERSE ONE
How far, how high
How deep, how wide’s
Your love for me
The earth, the sun
The stars, the sky
Heaven displays

CHORUS
Your love’s like an ocean
Like mountains of mercy
And glorious galaxies
Of your great grace
Love incomparable
Words indescribable
Incomprehensible
Your great grace!

VERSE TWO

From east to west
My sins are tossed
Into the sea
The cross, the tomb
The stone, Your rose
To live in me!

BRIDGE

Sufficient, abundant
Transcendent, triumphant
Unchanging, amazing
Your great grace!

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HAVE YOU SEEN MY UNICORN?

GENRE: KIDS

VERSE

Have you seen my unicorn?

She looks like a pony with a horn

She’s got rainbow colors and wings that glow

Have you seen my unicorn?

 

CHORUS

Where’s my unicorn

My beautiful, imaginary, magic horse

She’s not mythological, she’s real to me

Have you seen my unicorn?

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INSIDE MY HEART

GENRE: WORSHIP

VERSE ONE

If I could journey out a million miles

Beyond the starry skies

And I could marvel at creation

Gaze at everything inside

If I could look back through

Your eyes, oh God

To see what You might see

You’d be looking past all You’ve made

And You’d be looking here at me

CHORUS

You ignite a billion stars

From the light of who You are

And paint Your goodness

In this universe of art

And beyond imagination,

Your marvelous creation

Your glory fills it all, each single part

Yet You live inside my heart

VERSE TWO

 If I could count the grains

of sand on earth

Below the ocean’s roar

I’m reminded of Your thoughts of me

And how You love me more

Than the earth and moon

and sun and stars

That revolve in harmony

And You made it all, You gave it all

And You’d trade it all for me

BRIDGE

 I worship You, Creator of the universe

Heaven kissed earth

When You died upon the cross

You shine brighter than it all

The sun, the moon, the stars

And You’re the light within my heart

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LITTLE CHURCH

GENRE: SOUTHERN GOSPEL

VERSE ONE

We don’t have the smoke

Or all those fancy lights

Our steeple and our pews

May be out of style

Some say our day is over

That it’s time to close the doors

But in this little church we’re family

And Jesus Christ is Lord

 

CHORUS

Here in this little church

God moves in big ways

He’s done great things in the past

And mighty miracles today

The Spirit is moving

And Jesus saves

Here in this little church

God moves in big ways

 

VERSE

We might sing a hymn

About Amazing Grace

Or try a brand-new song

It may not sound the same

We’re just singing from hearts

An old piano and guitar

Let this little church touch heaven

And Jesus be the star

 

BRIDGE

We may be small but God is great

In every heart that lifts up his name

From every nation, tongue and tribe

Let the church arise and shine!

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PICTURE PERFECT

GENRE: COUNTRY

VERSE ONE

I look back at our picture
From many years ago
When we were young at heart
And we didn’t know
That years would fade so fast
While the days would move so slow

While we still got one another

I want you to know

CHORUS

Times were good when times were bad
And the best years that we had
Were times of faith in times of doubt
When we had to work things out
When anger raged, love forgave
Oh the memories we’ve made

Prettiest picture I see
Picture perfect to the tee
Is you here with me

 

VERSE TWO

Life’s a photograph

Of many memories

Of people we adore
And places that we’ve seen

Love will paint each season

Into a masterpiece

On the canvas my heart

Babe it’s you and me

 

BRIDGE

Oh I only have this one regret

That we can’t do it all again

If I could, I’d spend a million lives with you

So I’ll frame this moment in my heart

You’re a priceless work of art

 

END CHORUS

Prettiest picture I see
Picture perfect to the tee

I wish for all eternity
You here with me

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TEACH ME TO FLY

GENRE: WORSHIP

VERSE ONE

They that wait upon the Lord

Shall renew their strength

They shall walk, yes, they shall run

And mount up on eagle’s wings


CHORUS

teach me to fly, Jesus

Above the clouds of doubt and fear

Teach me to fly, Jesus

Rising higher and higher

Into heavenly places where I see your face

And I leave all my care behind

When life tries to hold me down

Teach me to fly

 

VERSE TWO

When my final day has come

And my work is done

Jesus, You will call my name

And say my child come home

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Produced by: Trent Austin, LG Hamilton

The Music Group, Edmond, OK

Lead Vocals: Ray Hollis

BGVs: Bethany Benton, Steven Jeffrey

Acoustic Guitar: Ray Hollis

Bass: John McCall

B3 Organ: LG Hamilton

Dobro: Milo Deering

Drums: Chandler Austin, Trent Austin

Lead Guitar: John Carroll, Steven Adams

Piano: Ray Hollis

Wurlitzer/Prophet/Keys: Trent Austin