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Track Name: Someone Like You
“Someone Like You” in open G

G C G G Bm G7 Am7 C D G D
Verse 1
G G Bm G7
Well if you don't know, to be safe that it's clear , if you've a lingering doubt, in the
Am7 C D G D
wake of my tears the best thing in my life, was to be loved by someone like you

Verse 2
D G Bm G7
It wasn't your choice, you had nowhere to turn, you were the cool winter rain ,
Am7 C D
on the bridges I burned...was it my dumb luck, or some beautiful fate to be loved
G D
by someone like you

Chorus
D C D
If I didn't tell you, if I didn't show you,
G C G G7
you need to know you are more than I ever deserved
C A7 D
wish I could give back all the time I stole away, it's what I regret ...to my last day

Verse 3
D G Bm G7 the wounds were too deep , they just never healed , whatever I lost,
Am7 C D G
I just tried not to feel, behind a brave face, I hid all the pain, I take the blame ,
D Dm
I take the blame
FLUTE SOLO OVER THE MELODY OF TWO VERSES
Chorus
D C D
If I didn't tell you, if I didn't show you,
G C G G7
you need to know you are more than I ever deserved
C A7 D
wish I could give back all the time I stole away, it's what I regret ...to my last day

Bridge
Em C7 Em A7
So twisted the road , that has been my life, it didn't turn out quite like they told me it might,
C D D
I don't understand why the good Lord up above would let me be loved … let me be loved
D
By someone like you ohh oooooh ooohh oohh Ooooh Ooooh Ooooh
G D G
By someone like you
Track Name: Last Stop for The Lonely
The Last Stop for Lonely
By Robert L Crane 1-05-14 (open G tuning)

Verse #1
The sun is setting slowly on another lonely day
I find myself hoping somehow or someway
I'll find the last stop and finally get off of this lonely train.

Verse #2
If our shoulders might touch in a crowded cafe and our
if eyes might meet and our hearts start to race
and if the moment is right and we talk all night and loose track of time

Chorus #1
Even though, I don't know, Your name. I love the thought of you, just the same. And one day soon, when your lips meet mine
It will be the last stop for the lonely We'll leave lonely behind.

Verse #3
And when I awake to find it's only a dream a new dawn is breaking with that same old theme I know your out there I just don't know your name

Bridge
This journey won't end every stop looks the same
trying to find my one and only on this loneliness train

Chorus #2
Even though, I don't know, Your name.
I love the thought of you, just the same And one day soon, when your lips meet mine It will be the last stop for the lonely We'll leave lonely behind.
Instrumental____________________________

Final Verse
I wake up hoping some how some way
our tracks will cross at the right time & place
and it will be the the last stop for lonely we'll leave lonely behind
Track Name: Sunny Moon
Sunny Moon


Verse # 1
The moon was secretly in love with the sun
Whenever they'd meet he'd light up like she was the one
it was plain to see why he was all a-glow
he was in love with the sun but she didn't know

Verse #
Well the sun believed she was ordinary star
and she dreamed of his moonbeams after dark
she was longing to experience
a celestial romance
and she dreamed of mr. Moonbeams from a-far

Chorus
He was falling for her shiny star
She was lighting up his moon beams from a far
so when sun goes down the moon starts to rise
The big bang's gonna happen
and the sparks fly
when the dark side of the moon sees the light

Instrumental

Verse 3
They say the full moon came out so bright
in the middle of the day
and the sun grew dark and black
in a most peculiar way
It caused a solar eclipse
when he kissed her on her lips
It was a sunny honeymoon all the way

Chorus two times and end
Track Name: All I Ever Wanted
All I Ever Wanted By RLC Jan 14 2014

He was a simple man , with a loving wife
They didn't have much money to buy the finer things in life
He told me son the car that you drive and the clothes that you wear
don't make you who you are

His country Club membership was at the local Y
The family vacations were spent camping underneath the clear blue sky
He believed that the holidays didn't need a season and he had his reasons

I can still hear him say
don't get me anything for Christmas,
Iv'e got everything I need, every day is like Thanksgiving
with all the blessings that I've received

All I ever wanted was a house that I could call my Own
All I ever needed was a loving wife and you kids
so we could make , so we could make this house a home
You are all I Ever wanted Please listen when I say
You are all I ever wanted
For me it's like Christmas ever day

All I ever wanted was a house that I could call my Own
All I ever needed was a loving wife and you kids
so we could make , so we could make this house a home
You are all I Ever wanted Please listen when I say
You are all I ever wanted
For me it's like Christmas ever day
Track Name: Aimee's List
intro --- D A7 D

Verse 1

There was knock on the door it was a little neighbor girl named June

and my heart started aching when she told me the news

her cousin Aimee a young mother of two she got the answer she had cancer

So June asked what she could do and her momma told her

Aimee's gonna need a lot of prayers to see her through

Verse 2

June said I guess that God must be kinda busy with all the prayers that he sees

So I started Aimee's list for all the prayers that I don't really need

This here's my pony and the new bike I've been wishing for

I gave those prayers to Aimee's list because I know she needs them more

So if you find yourself praying for something you don't need would you put it on for Aimee's' list please

Chorus

one little prayer, from everybody , every day

Give your prayer to Aimee's list we can send them Gods' way

Maybe we can find the answer to this cancer so they can all live out their lives

We all need our mothers, sisters, daughters, cousins and wives

Chorus

one little prayer, from everybody , every day

Give your prayer to Aimee's list we can send them all Gods' way

Maybe we can find the answer to this cancer so they can all live out their lives

We all need our mothers, sisters, daughters, cousins and wives

Repeat and ask audience to join in singing

Because we all need our mothers, sisters, daughters, cousins and wives
Track Name: The Good Stuff
The Good Stuff

I drive a pick up truck don't wear no cowboy hat
I used to have dog but now I've got two cats
I love to wear my favorite pair
of pointy toed cowboy boots

I used to drink too much
but now I'm down to just a sip
I could be kind of loud but now I keep it zipped
I seem to whistle when I'm nervous I can't help it
I swear I don't do it on purpose

I like the view form the middle so I can see both sides
I like it best when my left and my right both coencide
I don't like too little but I'll go just far enough
I'ts all right here in our lives and we call it the good stuff

Had our honeymoon down in Paris France
Then we came back home &
made our wedding plans,
Some folks think it's strange
seemed perfectly normal to me

We like to have our desert and rest for a little while then we might have some breakfast
later on at dinner time
our life is very simple when we just agree to agree

I like the view form the middle so I can see both sides
I like it best when my left and my right both coencide
I don't like too little and I'll go just far enough
I'ts all right here in our lives
and we call it the good stuff

We like to take a little nap and then watch the game
Then we'll make sweet love
and we'll call that a perfect day

We might start off real slow
and then later on
we'll just taper off
Well I like her and she likes me
we just seem to enjoy eachothers company
it's a plain and simple beuatiful life we lead

Come on now

I like the view form the middle so I can see both sides
I like it best when my left and my right both coencide
I don't like too little but I'll go just far enough
cause i'ts all right here in our lives and
we call it the good stuff

I'ts all right here in our lives and
we call it the good stuff

Man it's good we just call it the good stuff
Track Name: I Know These Things
I Know These Things By Robert Louis Crane 9-17-17



Verse

I know you’ve got my back North, East , West and South

You say the words I'm thinking

Before they come out of my mouth



Verse

Our love runs deep Like a Blue Hour Sky
Our love will last forever
I don’t know how, but I know why



Chorus

I’ve seen the green flash of the sunset, I know the lighting strikes

I’ve seen the shooting start falling, in a pale moonlight

I know the hummingbird is flying, even l though I can’t see his wings

I know this love will last forever , Just like I Know Like I know these things



Verse

I know this feels like home, lying next to you here

Wrapped in the warmth of your skin,

I’m lost in the scent of your hair



Verse

Our love runs hot, like a blacksmiths' fire

Forged in a flame of passion

and it burs with desire



Chorus

I’ve seen the green flash of the sunset, I know the lighting strikes

I’ve seen the shooting start falling, in the pale moonlight

I know the hummingbird is flying, even though I can’t see his wings

I know this love will goes on forever, Just like I Know Like I know these things



repeat

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Track Name: Put Up A Fight
Put up a fight, put up a fight
come out swinging with all of your might
Put up fight, put up a fight
You've been knocked down and kicked around
most of your life

It's time to prove it once and for all
you can take the punches and not take the fall
You're not gonna stand up tall
Put up a fight

Put up fight, put up a fight
life pulls you down
but you still got your pride

Put up fight, put up a fight
it is always darkest before you see the light

You may be battered, bloody and bruised
but you've got nothing, nothing left to loose
all you gotta do is choose
Put up a fight

(hum the chorus )

Your heart is aching and full of pain
it's time to break out from all of your chains
if you do your life will never ever, ever be the same
Put up a fight
Track Name: Dreams
“Dreams” - Music and Lyrics by Robert Louis Crane
(Intro Instrumental ) Chords-  Verse- G , C,  D, C, G       Chorus  C, Em7, Em, A7, D

There is an early morning dew,
I start the coffee off to brew,  
and as the night turns into day,
that sunlight slips in through the shade,  
I start my day with you.
 
I had a dream about you last night,
I held you close in the candle light
You whispered softly in my ear,
and as I held you near ,
I kissed your neck and then you sighed

What I was wishing for
was someone to love me like you do
Now I don’t Have to wonder
you've made my dreams come true
 

I hold you in my arms each night ,
I’m loving you with all my might, 
I’ve told you many time it’s true,  
since I found you,
all my dreams have come true

What I was wishing for
Was Someone to love me like you do 
now I don’t Have to wonder , You've made my dreams come true 
You've made my dreams come true 
Hmmm       Hmmm        Hmmmm
Hmmm      Hmmm   Guitar ends
Track Name: I Wonder if you
I Wonder If You
by Robert Louis Crane Copywrite 2011


Verse # 1
Your Momma told me her secret, a long long time ago
And I swore I would keep it ,
I was just too young to know
that this secret I'd be keeping...
would be my biggest regret
That secret was you my son … whom I've never met

Verse # 2
I think God had a plan for someone to hold your hand when you first tried to walk
I bet your mom and dad
where so proud when you said ,
your first words as you talked
And I wish I was there
to dry your eyes and hold you tight
when those bad dreams awoke you
like they often do in the middle of the night

Chorus
And I wonder if you , ever wonder too … ?
About what could been if I ever met you
Not a day can go bye , I'm not reminded of you
My life's biggest regret, is the secret I've kept
My son, whom I've never met

Verse #3
Are your eyes crystal blue
like your grandmas' were too ?
Do you have my curly hair?
Is there a scar on your knee
when you from that tree
that you climbed on a dare?
I wish I'd given you the keys to the family car for your first big date
And I'm sorry that I wasn't there to see you graduate

Chorus
And I wonder if you , ever wonder too … ?
about what could been if I ever met you
Not a day can go bye , I'm not reminded of you
My Life's biggest regret is the secret I've kept
You're the son whom I've never met

Verse # 4
I dream you are all grown with a house and wife and a son of your own
Did you teach him to fish and ride a bike and catch a ball that you've thrown
And if you cherish them half as much as I do of all my thoughts of you
Well then you're truly blessed my beautiful son whom I never knew
Track Name: Follow Your Heart
Follow you Heart By Robert L Crane 12-1-13

Verse 1
D G
Beethoven, Bach, McCartney and Lennon,
D A
Christ, Buddha, Ghandi ,Springsteen and Dylan
E7 sus4/B E7 sus4/A E7/Ab
Are we all just driven by what we need to say?
G A D
Get busy living, all you're promised is today


Verse #2 Same Chord progression as Vs 1

Inspiration King Martin Luther
Mandela Rocked the world with a color-blind future
Anything you dream can change with love and forgiving
as God as my witness, all you're promised is today

1st Chorus
D G A D Dm
Follow your heart where ever it may go,
G A D Dm
Follow your heart It always seems to know
G A
The road that's best to choose
Bm A G
When you've got nothing left to loose
G
When all hope seems lost and dark
A D
Follow your heart

Bridge

Eb aug/G Dsus4/F# C D
Somewhere deep down inside
E baug/G C Dsus4/F# Ebaug/G A
you'll find that place where you can't hide
A
Thats Where your courage lies

2nd Chorus
Follow your heart wherever it may go, Follow your heart it always seems to know
The road that's best for you to choose When you've got nothing left to loose
When your down and don't know where to start When your whole life is falling apart
When all hope seems lost and dark Just follow your heart
Track Name: Little Green Thumb
LITTLE GREEN THUMB - By Robert Crane -3-15-15

Verse #1
Early one morning I was looking out my window payne
The sunlight was brightly shining through a little drizzle of rain
A rainbow was falling over my lemon tree and the fruit began glow...
began to glow
My babys got a little green thumb girl knows how to make my garden grow

Bob Solo

Verse # 2
My Baby don't need no diamonds, don't want no fancy clothes
you won't find her at the parlor getting those painted nails and painted toes
All she needs is a a man with a truck who she'd be willing to spoil
if he'd just haul her back a load of that deep dark rich potting soil
If you want the fruits of her garden, I beg you parden , you got pay her toll

Dudley Solo

Chorus
My babys got a little green thumb girl knows how to makes my garden grow
she don't mind gettin down and dirty
if that's that way it's gotta go
blueberry, applespice and lemons
it's a garden make heaven
with all the tender loving care she shows
My baby's got a little green thumb, she really knows how to make my garden grow
Instrumental

Chorus
My babys got a little green thumb she really knows how to makes my garden grow
she don't mind get down and dirty
if that's that way it gotta go
blueberry, applespice and lemons
it's a garden make heaven
with all the tender loving care she shows
My baby's got a little green thumb,
girl really knows how to make my garden grow
Track Name: Unspecified
Unspecified
By Robert Crane copyright 1-22-17
Verse 1

I was Driving in my car. When I saw A line quickly forming outside a little shop door

I Pulled over and I asked the man what this line was for ?

He said “Son you better hurry soon there won't be any more

Verse 2

Any more what ? He said the supply it just won't last

It's all over before you know it So you better move fast

I'l hold you a place just for a minute better make up your mind

because once they close the doors that's the end of the line

chorus

Must be your first time so don't you over do it

so take it slow believe me I know

you're gonna need someone to help you through it

take my advice your first order should you want a number

unspecified

Verse 3
He grabbed me by my collar and pulled me in to the place
the door slammed shut right behind me in this tiny little space
everyone was staring at the big glass case
there was a hundred different cupcakes with a hundred different names

I love Samoa with coconut cream, Limonetta and Pink Champagne
there's the sky is falling snickerdoodle, Vanilla Ahh and Oo La la
unspecified I Just can't decide - unspecified I Just can't decide
unspecified I Just can't decide - unspecified I Just can't decide
Track Name: Ode To Jordan
Ode To Jordan 1-31-12 Copyright Bob Crane -415-726-9571
G A7
We've got old memories and they're fading, like glowing embers in the dark

underneath they are just waiting ... to ignite, all they need is just a spark

Like looking through a dirty window, tomorrow ain't too clear to see

wasting time worrying about the future was killing the littler miracles of our daily routine

Chorus
C
I don't want to let you go, it's the right thing and I know

You're counting on me to do my part , It's all up to me, I gotta break my own heart

Our time is coming to an end , don't want to loose my old friend

Whats killing you is killing me the final curtains coming down now you can rest in peace

Verse #2
My Heart can't get my blood to flow, my feet are dragging down the stairs

This is the last quiet morning that we will ever share

I could not let myself believe that you would ever have to leave

Does it ever really end or will I see you again it a mystery to me
2nd Chorus
3rd Verse
Our times been falling of the clock

Like raindrops dripping of the dock

our moments disappear into the sand

enjoy them while you can

this precious little time we have
Track Name: Powerless( Acoustic )
“Powerless” By Robert Crane 3-26-13 bob@thegreenbirdstudio.com 415-726-9571

Verse 1
am e
I'm bending and about to break , so tired and feeling weak
e am
I'm vulnerable to mistakes, I didn't used make, I am staring at defeat
f am
I'm struggling to address all those shortcomings I've suppressed
e7 e am
so many things I wished I'd changed and now I regret I'm powerless

1st chorus
am f 7 e6 am
like a sinking boat in a stormy sea with out a sail
e7 e
like a speeding train running out track soon I will derail
am f 7 e6 am
so powerless as the light fades from your eyes
e7 e am
I pray for a miracle , before all hope dies
2nd Verse
am e
I've Been trying to swim upstream, no one hears my frantic calls
e am
the River toys and drowns & laughs at me as I 'm heading for the falls
f am
Like bird with a broken wing I've lost control of so many things
e7 e am
I'm Crumbling under the stress and helplessness I'm powerless
Bridge
high f progression 10th fret bar 1st 3 strings 4th string 13th fret

Like the frightened boy at the leaking dyke with the water breaking through

high am minor progression bar 1st 3 strings 5th fret 4th string 7th fret

Every time I plug another hole it gets replaced by two
d7 e7 e am
I'm running out out of fingers what more can I do I'm powerless

2nd chorus same chords as first

so powerless as the light fades from eyes I pray for a miracle , before all hope dies

so powerless as I watch you slip away I've done everything I know how to do

And it's all been in vain, I'm Powerless , I'm Powerless
Track Name: We Fly The Flag
We Fly The Flag , By Robert Louis Crane 5-29-17-Memorial Day G- C -D -EM
D G C
My Nephew was asking , why Grandpa flew the flag from the porch
D C G
so I told him about the battle of “Big Week”, Back in February of 44
G C
There was the young pilot Mc Mullen, your Grandpa, and eight other crew
D C G
They were fighting the Nazis, and B-24s were the planes that they flew
G C
Operation Argument, was launched on that fateful day
D C G
Heaven knows they were hell-bent, to stop Hitler and his war machine

Chorus
G EM C G
Flags Are flying on the homes, For those who didn’t make it back
G EM C D
For every fatherless child, there were two mothers dressed in black
C D G C
We owe our lives today to the sacrifice they made
G D G
We fly The Flag, for the brave souls we lost and we must never forget

G C
Hundreds of planes flew out and the roar of the engines filled the sky
D C G
Every man knew without a doubt, Some of them, this night were going to die
G C
The shrapnel ripped right through the plane, Fire and smoke were all around
D C G
He counted 9 parachutes, but Pilot McMullen, well he never made it out
Bridge
D C G
So many lives were saved by the sacrifice you made
D D
So many lives were saved, were saved

Chorus
EM C G
Flags Are flying on the homes, For those who didn’t make it back
EM C D
For every fatherless child, there were two mothers dressed in black
C D G C
We owe our lives today to the sacrifice they made
G D G
We fly The Flag, for the brave souls we lost, and we must never forget
We fly The Flag, for the brave souls we lost, and we must never forget
G D G
PlayTaps on Guitar Lead with Same rhythm Back ground and end
Track Name: Love So True
Love So True 1-31-15- 31st anniversary
VERSE 1
G G7
Well I never would have Guessed that when I first asked you to dance
C Cmaj9 Am D
you'd lay your head so tenderly upon my chest
G G7
How could I ever Know , Just How far that we might go
C Cmaj9 Am
Who Knew new that you would be the one
C D G
I never Knew a Love So True Until I met You
VERSE 2
G G7
You we Were walking down the aisle with that crooked little smile
C Cmaj9 Am D
Who could have seen that we were meant to be
G G7 C Cmaj9 Am
It wasn't so long ago you were Wild and fancy free
C D G
I never Knew a Love so True Until I met You
CHORUS
G7 C D G Gmaj9 Em
Lay your head on my shoulder I'll take your hand in mine
A7
Through all of lifes' happiness and sorrow
C D C69 Em7 Dsus2
you've been right here by my side
G G7
This I know for Sure Whatever life has got in store
C Cmaj7 Am
for the rest of time we'll be passing through
C D G
I never knew love true until I met you
BRIDGE
Em B 7th
You are the reason that I keep on breathing
C D
You're everthing I'll ever need
Chorus
em A7
C D G