“Sailing”

Well, it’s not far down to paradise, at least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see
Believe me

It’s not far to never-never land, no reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy of innocence again
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see
Believe me

Sailing takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Fantasy, it gets the best of me
When I’m sailing
All caught up in the reverie, every word is a symphony
Won’t you believe me?

Sailing takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Well it’s not far back to sanity, at least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find serenity
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see
Believe me

Sailing takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

– Christopher Cross

Upward reach to the stars again

Forgetting the past, how low I’ve been

Soaring high through this space

Afraid to look down

Holding you, can’t let go

Don’t hear a sound

If I fall

Would you lift me again

Staying afloat, never is sure

Will I succeed, can I endure

You hold me up, you give me hope

My vision is clear

Looking around, seeing it all

As long as you’re near

If I fall

Would you lift me again

Rick, 4/4/14

 

When you’re smilin’
Keep on smilin’
The whole world smiles with you
And when you’re laughin’
Oh when you’re laughin’
The sun comes shinin’ through

But when you’re cryin’
You bring on the rain
So stop your sighin’
Be happy again
Keep on smilin’
Cause when you’re smilin’
The whole world smiles with you

Recorded by Louis Armstrong; Songwriters: L. SHAY, M. FISHER, J. GOODWIN