Marshall Chapman - Mellowicious!

Have a Little Faith

Have a little faith
Have a little faith in yourself
Have a little faith
Have a little faith in me
I believe in my soul
Everything is gonna work out
If you’ll just have a little faith
Have a little faith
Just a little bit
Sometimes that’s all it takes

Oh baby, look up in the sky
Try to find the North Star (there it is!)
Now just think about the sun
Don’t be afraid of that dark
’cause the sun is coming up
It’s coming up in the morning
If you’ll just have a little faith
Have a little faith
Just a little bit
Sometimes that’s all it takes

You know, when you consider the alternative
We’ve really got no choice
So be still my child
And listen to your little voice
’cause all the rest…
It’s just noise

Have a little faith
Have a little faith in yourself
Have a little faith
Have a little faith in me
I believe in my soul
Everything is gonna work out
If you’ll just have a little faith
Have a little faith
Just a little bit
Sometimes that’s all it takes

Written by Marshall Chapman
©2002 Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
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Island Song II

I’d like to build a bridge to you
Build it strong enough to hold the truth
I’d like to build a bridge to you
I am an island and you are too
I am an island and you are too

Gonna build all night
Gonna build all day
Gonna build my bridge
So my bridge will stay
Gonna build it slow with a good foundation
So my love can go to its destination
So my love can go to its destination

Hurricanes may try in vain
To blow my bridge away
But if they do I’ll look for you
You’ll know me when I say

Hey! I’d like to build a bridge to you
Build it strong enough to hold the truth
I’d like to build a bridge to you
I am an island and you are too
I am an island and you are too

Gonna build it slow with a good foundation
So my love can go to its destination
Gonna build it strong
Gonna build it true
’cause I am an island and you are too
I am an island and you are too

Written by Marshall Chapman
©2005 Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
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Railroad Track

I like to walk along the railroad track
It frees up my mind
I like to think that I won’t ever come back
Like I’m the fugitive kind

There’s no future no past
Out on that line
And the trains go by fast
Like the passage of time
That’s freedom …

I used to think our love was solid and true
Now I don’t know
When I can’t take it ’cause I’m feeling too blue
I know where to go

Where there’s no future no past
Out on that line
And the trains go by fast
Like the passage of time
That’s freedom …

I like to walk along the railroad track
It frees up my mind
I like to think that I won’t ever come back
Like I do every time
’cause I’m the fugitive kind
Out on that line…

Written by Marshall Chapman
©2005 Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
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Call the Lamas!

Call the lamas
I saw little Buddha in the checkout line
At the grocery store
Today
Call the lamas
He was sitting like a prince in his grocery cart
With a perfect smile
On his face

His mom and dad preoccupied
With paying for their food
They could not see him smile at me
With calm beatitude

Call the lamas
I saw little Buddha in the checkout line
At the grocery store
Today
Call the lamas
He was sitting like a prince in his grocery cart
With a perfect smile
On his face

Om…..

Then suddenly in front of me
I saw three little girls
Their mother bagging groceries
While around her feet they swirled
Their peels of laughter silenced when they
All looked up to see
Little Buddha smiling at them
Beatifically
He leaned down toward them, holding all them
In a state of bliss
Then one by one they each received
His transcendental kiss

Call the lamas
I saw little Buddha in the checkout line
At the grocery store

Written by Marshall Chapman
©2003 Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
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I’m Just Pitiful That Way

I cry every time you leave me
I can’t stand it when you leave me
I’m like a little bitty baby
Crying for its mama
I’m just pitiful that way

Tears
They squirt out of my eyes
Till I can’t see to drive
I pull over
To the side of the road
Ah … it’s great to be alive

We’ve been lovers for a long time
Still I’m uneasy when you leave me
Your job involves a lot of travel
I always come unraveled
I’m just pitiful that way

Pride
Seems like I’d have more pride
And pull myself together
But inside
There’s just too much inside
Ah … it’s great to be alive

Once
I took an uplifting pill
I thought I’d died inside
I’m glad
I’m sentimentally ill
Ah … it’s great to be alive

I cry every time you leave me
I cry
I’m just pitiful that way
I’m just pitiful that way
Pitiful
Don’t talk to me about abandonment issues
While I’m reaching for my Kleenex tissues
Ah …
I’m just pitiful that way

Written by Marshall Chapman
©2005 Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
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Downhill Slide

I’m on a downhill slide
My mind’s getting smaller by the minute
I’m on a downhill slide
My mind’s getting smaller by the minute
Before I run away and hide
I think I’ll take a look inside
And see what’s in it

Hello in there
Is anybody home?
I’m looking for some signs of life
I’m tired of being alone
Somebody hand me a flashlight
It’s dark as a dungeon in here
I’m gonna rub two sticks together
If that’s what it takes to spark a new idea

I’m on a downhill slide…

I’ve been hanging out in chat rooms
How low can I go
Stirring up a lot of shit
With people I don’t know
Somebody hand me a shotgun
I’m tired of spinning my wheels
I’m gonna blow up this computer
Just to see how it feels

Downhill slide (downhill slide)
Yeah
I’m on a downhill slide
My mind’s getting smaller by the minute
Before I run away and hide
I think I’ll take a look inside
And see what’s in it

Satellite cell phone
Never have to be alone
Technology is everywhere
Even in the clothes we wear
Virtual reality
Takes you where you want to be
Keep it simple
Keep it simple
I’m turning into Shirley Temple
Downhill Slide
My mind’s getting smaller by the minute
Before I run away and hide
I think I’ll take a look inside
And see what’s in it

I’m on a downhill slide
My mind’s getting smaller by the minute
I’m on a downhill slide
My mind’s getting smaller by the minute
It’s been one hell of a ride
Now it’s time to look inside
And see what’s in it

Written by Marshall Chapman
©2005 Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
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I Fell in Love Again This Morning

I fell in love again this morning
I fell in love again with you
It always happens without warning
I never know just what to do

Outside a steady rain was falling
It’d been raining all night long
I couldn’t sleep so I lay listening
While I waited for the dawn

Our love is like a flower
Always blooming
Always new
That’s the secret and the power
That’s what keeps me
Coming back to you

It always takes me by surprise
When our love comes tumbling down
I see it shining in your eyes
The sweetest love I’ve ever found

I fell in love again this morning …

Written by Marshall Chapman & Danny Flowers
©2005 Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug/
Dashboard Slappin’ Music (ASCAP)
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Now the Rain Is Falling

Now the rain is falling
And my tears are falling too
It’s been four days
Since I said goodbye to you
The sun can’t shine
‘Cause there’s too much to shine through
While this rain is falling
And my tears are falling too

How the crickets screamed
On the last night you were here
Like you they knew
Their departure time was near
When summer is over
The frost is what they fear
How the crickets screamed
On the last night you were here

When they carried your body outside
I did not care
The thing I loved had died
And was not there
It had vanished like the wind
Into thin air
When they carried your body away
I did not care

I don’t think I can live
And feel this way
I have to think you’ve gone
To a better place
I have to believe
I’ll join you there one day
Otherwise I cannot live
And feel this way

Now the rain is falling
And my tears are falling too
It’s been four days
Since I said goodbye to you
The sun can’t shine
Cause there’s too much to shine through
While this rain is falling
And my tears are falling too
And this rain’s as real
As the love that I feel for you

Written by Marshall Chapman
©2005 Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
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Bright Red Sunset

Last night I dreamed …
Dreamed I was a particle
Not a human being
But a particle … in space
Moving at the speed of light
Towards a bright red sunset
And I dreamed in my dream
Of that bright red sunset

Then I heard a voice of doubt
Say You’ll never make it there
It’s too far away
For you to ever make it there
Even at the speed of light
You’ll never make it there
Still I dreamed in my dream
Of that bright red sunset

Then suddenly
I began to see
Other particles … all around
Some were light like me
But now and then I’d see
One that was red … bright red
Then more and more were red
Till all of them were red
That’s when I knew …

Bright red sunset
Bright red sunset
I was as happy as could be
With other particles like me
What a dream

Written by Marshall Chapman
©2003 Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
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I Love Everybody (I Love Everything)

I love everybody
I love everything
I got no agenda
I just want to dance and sing
It ain’t complicated
There’s nothing really to explain
I love everybody
I love everything

Living in a world of trouble
Living in a world of pain
All I have to do is turn my TV on
To see a world that’s gone insane
I think there might be a solution
If people everywhere would sing
I love everybody
I love everything

I don’t care about the weather
I can take it come rain or shine
I never feel stuck in a traffic jam
Or waiting in a checkout line
There’s nothing gonna get up underneath my skin
Or stop me when I feel this way
Cause I love everybody
I love everything
I love everybody
I love everything

Written by Marshall Chapman & Tim Krekel
©2004 Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug/
Mighty Nice Music (BMI) Administered by Bluebwater
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Trouble with a Capital ‘T’

Ooh baby you’re cool on the outside
Hot on the inside
A killer combination
For any love contemplation
You got an easy way of walking
You let your eyes do your talking
You make me real nervous
I better get back on my tour bus

The minute I saw you
Ooh baby I knew you
And I knew what you’d be to me
Trouble with a capital ‘T’

Okay so I’ve got a crush on you
That doesn’t mean I want you
I’ve done that and been there
It’s a fast train to nowhere
So just walk it on by now
Don’t you look me in the eye now
I’ve made my mind up
You better find yourself a buttercup

Yeah the minute I saw you
Ooh baby I knew you
And I knew what you’d be to me
Trouble with a capital ‘T’

You’re not good-looking
In the usual way
But you’ve got something
That just blows me away
You’re thin as a rail
All angles and bones
And that hair of yours
Has got a life of its own
Like a Texas tumbleweed
Trouble with a capital ‘T’
You make me real nervous
I better get back on my tour bus
I’m gonna roll on out of here
To where the atmosphere is real clear
I want to hear those wheels hum
While they take me away from …
Trouble

Written by Marshall Chapman
©2005 Tall Girl Music (BMI) Administered by Bug
All rights reserved.