A Good Life

Peggy Watson
09/23/2015
Peggy Watson

Lyrics

In spite of all the bad news on TV / I walk in beautiful meadows by the sea / Holding hands with the one who loves me so / Now I'm the luckiest person that I know/ I was alone in this old town / The bitter end I thought I'd found / But then you stood in front of me / And all my bitterness turned sweet as it can be / I love the ground beneath your feet / And I love the gentle way you speak / I love this wondrous world you see / But most of all, I love that you love me / I love your dreams of happiness / When you smile, I know I'm blessed / And how I love to feel so free / But most of all, I love that you love me

Peggy Watson
2015-09-23
words/music by P. Watson

Lyrics

I grew up listening to the trains going by

From the tracks to the table was the blink of an eye

My mother did her best to keep the place cleaned up

While Daddy drank whiskey from a paper cup

 

We sold junk at the swap meet every Saturday morn

I learned to count change when I was barely born

I slept on the floor of our living room

With three of my cousins and my Grandma June

 

But I had a good life – yes I did

I was rough and tumble – a happy kid

I fell through the cracks of misery

Landed square on the shoulders of a good story

 

Me and my friends used to watch the stars

Lying down in the parking lot of Lou’s Used Cars

Talking and promising we’d always stay

In that little bitty city neath the Milky Way

 

But when the shops closed up and my dad shut down

We took the next train right out of that town

Mama found Jesus.  I found a guitar

And a reason for believing in my lucky star

Bridge: It’s small time, but I don’t mind, living on the highway

Playing for fool’s gold, I’ve been told

But I don’t care cause I’m living it my way

 

         I’ve had a good life going place to place

         Putting a smile on every nickel-dime-tipper’s face

         They’re laughing and crying while they’re singing along

         Everybody’s got a story and every story’s got a song

 

Peggy Waton
2015-09-23
words/music by P. Watson

Lyrics

Snow falls quietly

I watch through the window while you sleep

Dawn breathes morning light

The trees have all turned lacy white

 

I think of yesterday

The trail we walked

The love we made

Sparrows sang the canyon’s song

We laughed and talked and sang along

 

       Ah, the wonder of your kiss

       It’s been so long

       Since I’ve felt like this

 

I look at you and touch your face

I can’t believe we’re in this place

No crowded halls no fancy dress

Just fields of white and wilderness

 

Ah, the wonder of your kiss

It’s been so long

Since I’ve felt like this

 

Now I see the winter sky

The colors glow through a lover’s eyes

      

Ah, the wonder of your kiss

It’s been so long

Since I’ve felt like this

Peggy Watson
2015-09-23
words/music by P. Watson and D. Beldock

Lyrics

Well I’ve never been so happy          

Never seen the sky so blue                         

I’ve never known a love so beautiful          

Till I fell in love with you

 

I would swim across the ocean

Climb the walls of old Half Dome

If I could hold you close forever

I’d give up everything I own

        

         This is love, love                    

         This is happiness                    

         I never thought that I could feel like this

         Seems like all my dreams are coming true   

         Baby I love you

 

Can you hear the guitar playing

Joyful songs fill the air

Since the day that you were born my love

There’s been music everywhere

 

         This is love, love

         This is happiness

         I never thought that I could feel like this

         Seems like all my dreams are coming true

         Baby I love you

         Baby I love you

Peggy Watson
2015-09-23
words/music by P. Watson and D. Blackburn

Lyrics

My old friend, I remember this place

And your smile, how it lights up your face

Your eyes tell our story again

My old friend

 

My old friend, we run on the sparkling sand

We’re laughing and you’re holding my hand

Now like it was back then

My old friend

 

There’s music in the distance

Seagulls on the wing

Waves crash on the shore

The little pebbles sing

Is it magic or did this never end

My old friend

 

You told me all your secrets

Now I want to tell you mine

But you’re just a summer breeze

And I’m lost in time

Please don’t leave again

My old friend

Peggy Watson
2015-09-23
words/music by P. Watson and D. Beldock

Lyrics

I had a dream we were saving everyone

It was fun. It was fun

I had a dream we were saving everyone

It was fun. It was fun.

 

The sky was blue, good wishes all came true

Republicans and Democrats were friends

The grand and the greedy gave their wealth to the needy

Angry parents and their children made amends

 

I had a dream we were saving everyone

It was fun. It was fun.

The lost and forsaken received what had been taken

From way back when they were young

 

The mild and the meek finally found the will to speak

Servants of the war lay down their guns

The truth found it’s way through the gloom of the day

When I dreamed we were saving everyone

 

Everyone, everyone

When I dreamed we were saving everyone

Everyone, everyone

When I dreamed we were saving everyone

 

            Life was sweet  / Cheaters didn’t cheat

            Things were getting better every day

            From the lion to the lamb / Everybody gave a damn

            Lion said – Come on sleep baby it’s okay

            Come on sleep baby, it’s okay

 

I had a dream we were saving everyone

It was fun. It was fun.

I had a dream we were saving everyone

It was fun. It was fun.

 

Let’s ring a bell where grief and hatred fell

Into the mystery’s abyss

And we’ll light a flame for every unknown name

And forgive our mortal failings with a kiss

 

Everyone, everyone – well I dreamed we were saving everyone    4x

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