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The Last Thing I'd Do
Music and Lyrics by Rick Moses

One more time
You want to hear this rhyme
In which I tell you all the reasons
I will not marry.
The human mind
Is just far too unkind,
and the human heart,
well let's say, "buyer be wary",
and life's too short,
and love's just a sport,
and then you ask me
if I will marry you,
well that's the last thing I'd do.

Well here we go
It seems you won't accept, "No",
So it looks like I will have to
Break up your dreams.
Romance is a joke,
It's made of mirrors and smoke,
And the magic of life
Is not what it seems.
All women are the same,
And love's just a game,
And still you ask me if I will marry you,
Well that's the last thing I'd do.

Longing and longing
For some kind of answer,
longing and longing
that's right for the soul.
Longing and longing
For some kind of answer,
And here you are...

What do you think?
You think that I do not think?
You think that I will fall for some beautiful eyes?
Well not this man,
Girl, run as fast as you can
And do not trust your senses,
Not those packs of lies,
And love is a crime,
It wastes our time,
And still you ask me
If I will marry you.
Well, that's the last thing I'd do.

There must be
some kind of answer,
Longing and longing
That's right for the soul,
Longing and longing
For some kind of answer,
And here you are...

Here you are,
Purer than water from blue crystal glaciers,
Here you are,
Warmer than sunlight on bright summer days,
And life is too short,
And love's not a sport,
And still you ask me
If I will marry you...

Girl... If it's the last thing I do.


Evil and Dangerous Men
Music and Lyrics by Rick Moses

You can stare into the heart of darkness,
But you can't look into the sun.
You can be with ten women a night,
But you can't pick the right one.
You can amass the world's greatest fortune
And never quench your desire.
You can achieve the maximum cool,
But you can't put out the fire.

Evil and Dangerous men,
They understand.
Evil and Dangerous men will be close at hand.

Love calls and the young girls want to answer,
They're just not at home.
So they actually seek out The Dancer,
Man, that bird has flown.
She pulls away from the edge
So as not to be destroyed.
She's not afraid of the edge,
She fears what fills the void

Evil and Dangerous Men,
They understand.
Evil and Dangerous men will be close at hand.
Evil and Dangerous men,
They understand
Evil and Dangerous men will be close at hand.

Sinners and Saints have much in common
As they raise their glasses to drink,
For the line that separates day from the night
Is much thinner than we think.
Until the wine caresses their lips
The die has not yet been cast,
For the wine contains a blessing or curse
'til the first becomes the last.

Evil and Dangerous men,
They understand.
Evil and Dangerous men will be close at hand.
Evil and Dangerous men, They understand
Evil and Dangerous men will be close...
So close...


Batia (Good And Strong)
Music and Lyrics by Rick Moses

Batia drew the child out from the water
And she smiled,
The servants in the palace, and her handmaidens,
went wild.
They said, "The child he is a Hebrew
And the pharaoh wants him dead!"

But Batia held him firmly
And she smiled again and said,
"The child is good and strong and good and strong,
the child is good and strong and good and strong.
The child is good and strong and good and strong,
the child is good and strong and good and strong."

"Listen to me, Pharaoh,
A child born now will take your crown!
Throw the babies in the Nile!
Yes, every male must drown!"
And so Pharaoh gave the order
With a child upon his knee
And he said, "Every boy but this one,
For, as you can plainly see,
This boy is good and strong and good and strong,
the child is good and strong and good and strong.
The child is good and strong and good and strong,
The child is good and strong and good and strong."

"Listen to me, Pharaoh,
A child born now will take your crown!
Throw the babies in the Nile!
Yes, every male must drown!"
And so Pharaoh gave the order
With a child upon his knee
And he said, "Every boy but this one,
For, as you can plainly see,
This boy is good and strong and good and strong,
the child is good and strong and good and strong.
The child is good and strong and good and strong,
The child is good and strong and good and strong."

Pharaoh and his army
they were swallowed by the sea,
and Moses told his people,
"It is time to follow me.
Clearly now it can be seen
that the works of man are flawed.
Come with me unto the mountain
And we'll hear the voice of God"

Now, tell me is this Truth
or just a construct of the mind?
There are questions we must ask
And there are answers we must find
Tell me now what is life's purpose?
Are we slaves or are we free?
Tell me now what must we do?
Well, we must not do...
We must be..
good and strong and good and strong,
we must be good and strong and good and strong.
We must be good and strong and good and strong,
we must be good and strong and good and strong.


The Way of the World
Music and Lyrics by Rick Moses

Get yourself a teenage son,
And then you want to make him happy,
You want to get him his own TV
You want to buy him a real fast car.
Who told you that you should do that?
Where'd you get a thought like that?
Why not give him all your cash,        
Vegas hookers, and lots of drugs?

Don't tell me that's the way of the world,
And I will not talk back.
Don't tell me that's the way of the world,
cause that will not track.

I hear you have a teenage daughter,
I hear she's pure as driven snow.
You want to give her a credit card,
Let her pick out her own clothes.
Why not send her off to college?
Don't you worry, she'll be fine.
Send her on that trip to Europe,
She won't need a chaperone.

Don't tell me that's the way of the world,
And I will not talk back,
Don't tell me that's the way of the world,
'Cause that will not track.

We're not here to follow,
We are here to change things.
We're not here to follow,
We're not here to do strange things.

You tell me you're afraid of "bad guys".
You understand that they have guns.
And so you vote to outlaw guns,
Because you are afraid of bad guys.

(Interlude)

...you know the bad guys really don't care
if you make laws against...
...nevermind..


Resurrection
Music and Lyrics by Rick Moses

We're looking for a perfect world,
one that's built to last.
How can this be a perfect world,
When we know that all things must pass?
That's the "rub" as the poets say.
That plus a dollar buys you a buck.
What's the plan, Baby? What's the play?
Out of order? Out of luck?
We need connection
to Perfection,
...Resurrection.

I read something in a book somewhere,
I just can't recall the name.
Some story where the heroes win,
in some forgotten game.
"Victory" has a certain ring,
the ring of Truth is fine with me.
Victory of the Certain King,
making sense of history,
with connection
to Perfection,
...Resurrection.

They keep telling us what poets say,
Poets too are on the list.
Maybe we should hear what prophets say.
There must be something we've missed.
A new dimension,
an exemption..
...Redemption.

You're looking for a perfect love.
Fools only need apply.
How can there be a perfect love,
knowing fools are born to die?
You tell me I'm your perfect love.
You tell me that I must give.
Now I believe in a perfect world,
And I say, "Man is born to live
with connection
to Perfection,
...Resurrection."

...Resurrection.
Not to mention,
Redemption.

...Resurrection,
and Redemption.
A connection,
...Resurrection


Generation
Music by Rick Moses and Rick Moses III, Lyrics by Rick Moses

Father, please tell me,
What did the Romans ever do to me?
Can't they just keep their land?
Can't I just be free?
I think Nebuchadnezer
seemed like a heck of a guy.
What did the Romans
Ever do to me?

From generation to generation
there are stone cold facts that affect each and every nation.
Some will be telling you lies,
And some are just unwise,
But there are stone cold facts
That affect each generation.

Son, Nebuchadnezer never goes home.
Attila the Hun won't leave you alone.
"I Love Havana in June"
engraved on a throne.
Wherever you roam.. there's Rome.

From generation to generation
There are stone cold facts that affect the entire nation.
Some will be telling you lies,
And some are just unwise,
But there are stone cold facts that affect each generation.

Fathers and Sons, sharpen your blades and sharpen your minds,
Cut to the chase,
Let's cut straight to the core.
Fathers and Sons, rally your guns and sharpen your minds,
Who is the true
Master of War?

From generation to generation
There are stone cold facts that affect the entire nation.
It's time to rally your guns, And pray for fathers and sons,
`cause there are stone cold facts that affect each generation.

Generation.. to generation...


Love And Other Acts of Prayer
Music and Lyrics by Rick Moses

Off to sleep you Sleepyheads,
Lean your swords against your beds,
Lay down those sacks of dragon heads.
The sun has set.
The moon will rise.
I see the starlight in your eyes.

I know you've come a long, long way.
You've saved the world three times today,
And as you've saved the world times three,
I thank you now for saving me.
And when you dream..
...what dreams they'll be...

Before we dream, let's take the time to thank The One
Who sends us blessings from above.
And may He keep us happy-ever-after-ing
in prayer and other acts of love.

You're far too old for lull-a-byes,
You'll love them when you're thirty-five,
Right now they're for your mom and I,
I'm sure that comes as no surprise,
Now bundle up and close your eyes.

Before we dream, let's take the time to thank The Lord
for precious moments that we share.
And may He keep us happy-ever-after-ing
with love and other acts of prayer.

Place your cares upon the shelf,
Like the moon renews itself
The snow will melt,
The rose will bloom,
The morning light will fill your room....


Insert Girl's Name Here
Music and Lyrics by Rick Moses

Stranger things have happened,
But it took me by surprise,
The bookstore on the corner
had a sign that caught my eyes,
"Find True Love And Happiness
for sixteen ninety two,
Buy your copy, now, and true love
will come to you."

"Oh my Darling, (Insert Girl's Name Here),
How I long to hold you.
As I gaze into your (Insert Color Eyes),
My arms long to enfold you."
The adjectives are perfect,
Just circle and select.
Fill in the blanks accordingly
And no one will suspect,
Oh, oh, oh...
"Oh my Darling, (Insert Girl's Name Here),
Will you be mine tonight?"

Now I am a sophisticate,
And I have been to school.
Sixteen ninety two, you say,
Hey, I'm nobody's fool.
I wasn't going to do it.
I wasn't going to look.
But I had to drive around the block
And I had to buy that book.

"Oh my Darling, (Insert Girl's Name Here),
How I long to hold you.
As I gaze into your (Insert Color Eyes),
My arms long to enfold you.
Sincerity's important.
Sincerity is in.
We'll teach you how to fake it
And your new life will begin."
Oh, oh, oh...
"Oh my Darling, (Insert Girl's Name Here),
Will you be mine tonight?"

For sixteen ninety two they give you
Nineteen easy stages,
Forty seven chapters, and seven hundred pages,
The pictures are in color, the velobinding's black.
"And if you follow all our steps,
Man, you're never going back!"

"Oh my Darling, (Insert Girl's Name Here),
How I long to hold you.
As I gaze into your (Insert Color Eyes),
My arms long to enfold you.
Sincerity's the secret.
Sincerity's the key.
And when you fake it really well
You surely will be free."
Oh, oh, oh...
"Oh my Darling, (Insert Girls Name Here),
Will you be mine tonight?"


The Sailor's Song (You Are Mine)
Music and Lyrics by Rick Moses

Batten down the hatches, Mate,
Better trim that sail,
Troubled waters up ahead,
It's a force ten gale.
Best secure the galley
And the hold, and stow that gear,
Listen to that still small voice
That whispers in your ear..

"You are Mine til the end of time
and you know that I will never leave you,
you are Mine til the end of time
and I will never go,
you are Mine, can you walk the line?
Can you step in time?
And I will never leave you,
You are mine, can you tow the line?
And I will never go."

"In your mother's belly
Who gave you what you need?
Who provided food for you
And taught you how to breathe?
I'm the One Who brought you here
And I can bring you home,
I always give you everything
And you are not alone."

"You are Mine til the end of time
And you know that I will never leave you,
You are Mine til the end of time
And I will never go,
You are Mine.
Can you walk the line?
Can you step in time?
And I will never leave you,
You are Mine.
Can you tow the line?
And I will never go."

Why that glazed expression, Mate?
It's just a little wave,
Can't be more than thirty feet,
Now we've a ship to save,
You're not a deer in headlights,
You're a sailor in a storm,
There's much to do,
But with God's help
We'll soon be safe and warm.

"You are Mine til the end of time
And you know that I will never leave you,
You are Mine til the end of time
And I will never go.
You are Mine.
Can you walk the line?
Can you step in time?
And I will never leave you.
You are Mine.
Can you tow the line?
And I will never go."
* lyrics *
Rick Moses