Collin Raye

A Mother And Father’s Prayer – Collin Raye

(Karen Taylor-Good/Melissa Manchester)

I know you?re listening as I lay me down to sleep
It?s not for me I ask, but my children?s souls to keep
It seems the world is going crazy
And though I need to do my share
Could you please take them under wing
Watch over them especially
Keeping them safe from everything
This is a mother?s prayer
I know you?re listening in the silence of the night
The news is blistering but I hold on to your light
And though there?s darkness all around us
By my faith I know you?re there
Give me the strength to lead the way
Send me the words I need to say
Use me to guide them day to day
This is a mother?s prayer
This is a father?s prayer
I know I can?t do this by my self
I thank you for your help
I know you?re listening so I know I?m not alone
I feel you here with me as we all face down the unknown
Could you return us to your garden
Where no one?s hurt and no one?s scared
Free us from pride and bitterness
Keep us so close we won?t forget
Teach us to love as you love
This is a mother?s prayer
This is a father?s prayer
Teach us to love as you love
This is a mother?s, a father?s prayer

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A Long Way To Go – Collin Raye

(Richard Fagan/Gordon Kennedy)

When you told me
That we were through
I thought it would be easy
Getting over you
Now I know that it’s gonna take some time
‘Cause when I come home now
What do I see
So many memories staring at me
I know you left
But you left so much behind

It’s plain to see your hold on me
Just keeps on going strong
You’ve got a long way to go
Before you’re gone

I can’t take this anymore
I’m half of what I was before
Ever since I lost my better half
When I close my eyes
You’re all I see
You’re even walking in my sleep
I wanna cry but then I gotta laugh

It’s plain to see your hold on me
Just keeps on going strong
You’ve got a long way to go
Before you’re gone

It still ain’t clear that you ain’t here
To hear me babble on
‘Cause you’ve got a long way to go
Before you’re gone

If you come back we can start anew
‘Cause I’m so miserable without you
It’s kind of like you never left at all

It’s plain to see your hold on me
Just keeps on going strong
You’ve got a long way to go
Before you’re gone

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A Bible And A Bus Ticket Home – Collin Raye

(Craig Wiseman/James Dean Hicks)

Mamma’s tears fell so easy
Daddy’s handshake was strong
Then I climbed aboard that Greyhound
Eighteen and glad to be gone

Took a rented room on broadway
As I unpacked everything I owed
I found a note my mamma left me
With a Bible and a bus ticket home (It said)

One will get you where you’re going
When you haven’t got a prayer
And one will bring you back son
If you’re dreams ain’t waiting there
You’re out on your own now
We won’t be there to fall back on
But you know we’re never farther
Than a Bible and a bus ticket home.

The years have come and gone and taken
The only things in life I ever counted on
But I’m going back tomorrow
To lay flowers on their stone.

I can almost hear my mamma calling
Saying son come back where you belong
You’ve got all you need to get here
A Bible and a bus ticket home

One will get you where you’re going
When you haven’t got a prayer
And one will bring you back son
If you’re dreams ain’t waiting there
You’re out on your own now
We won’t be there to fall back on
But you know we’re never farther
Than a Bible and a bus ticket home.

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