Thursday, March 13, 2014

Songs by Josh



Few know that Josh has been writing songs for decades. Two of his songs are the most often requested. Here are the lyrics.

The sight of you

I decided...can't hide it,
Time to let my motives show
I've been staring,so it seems
At the most beautiful woman I've ever seen

From the moment I laid eyes on you
About a year ago
It's come to this, I've lost control
How did you get this hold

Stand by, a message is coming through
Someone thinks these things of you
I can't explain, I don't even try
The sight of you just makes me high

You'd think, after all this time
I, at least, would know your name
Well I thought I did, if it really matters
But I wasn't up to playin' the game

Could have a jealous boyfriend
With a loaded 38
Who just might use it
If you got a date

I stand apart and gaze at you
It makes me feel so grand
One night I chanced to touch your hand
That's when I think I knew

Flash backs, thoughts keep coming through
Can't stop thinking about you
I can't explain, I don't even try
The sight of you just makes me high

I thought of all the ways I could meet you
But, in a bar, they all start with a line
There's been so many "Don't I know you's"
But you are the first to hear this song

And it's not a proposal, nor a proposition
It simply states my position
I don't care what you do to me
I'll risk it all to say
The understatement of the year
You are attractive, to me

Try, try to make the second move
Don't leave everything to me
I can't explain, I don't even try
The sight of you just makes me high


The Gospel of Thomas

There were more than four apostles
That wrote gospels in their day
It seems that Thomas wrote some books
That got in the church's way

So Tommy got labled gnostic
And got kicked out of the game
Tho' the stories that he wrote for us
Are valid all the same

One day they were hangin' out
And Thomas was at hand
Some apostles were complaining
To the leader of the band

Now Mary, the ex call girl
You've heard so much about
Had given her heart to Jesus
And they were makin' out

Oh, if I was Jesus
You know what I would do
I'd save the world from all it's sins
Wouldn't that be cool
But after a hard day of savior work
To myself I would attend
And whisper sweet commandments
To my favorite number 10

Pretty girls can't help but sin
The boys make such demands
So I bless 'em and forgive 'em
And they fall into my hands

Don't need fancy wheels or clothes
To get myself a date
Just take them for a quiet stroll
On top of any lake

Yeah, maybe I'm the son of God
But gods need lovin' too
If I'm the, so called, perfect man
Limp wristed will not do

Magdalena it's OK, if you spend the night
The neighbors won't be throwin' stones
Believe me, it's alright

'Cause,  if I was Jesus
You know what I would do
I'd save the world from all it's sins
Wouldn't that be cool
But after a hard day of savior work
To myself I would attend
And whisper sweet commandments
To my favorite number 10

1 comment:

  1. Sha sways back and forth, holding her lighter in the air

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