Life’s A Game
Thief In The Night
Learn To Give
Hip-Hop Blues
Love Don’t Lie
Thank You For Your Love 
Open Doors 
Party On Down The Line
Palestine 
New Day
Lost Without You
Eulogy

all songs written by Dave Chaump
 

Life's a Game

(Verse 1)

Shoot the arrow in the sky
aim to hit the silver lining of the cloud that hides your dream
When you aim so high and straight and your bow is true not lying
you'll hear a voice that cries...

(Chorus 1)

You, know someday you're gonna reach your dream
although sometimes it seems so hard to find, so hard to find
You realize sometime's you'll come up short
Just remember life's a game, oh yeah - just remember life's a game

(Verse 2)

When you set your sights so high, disappointment's never hiding...
on the cloud that hides your dream
Let your heart run free and wild, simulate a little child
you know they can't deny...

(Chorus 2)

You, know someday you're gonna get your fame
although sometimes it seems so hard to find, so hard to find
You realize that everyone's the same

Just remember life's a game ,oh yeah- just remember life's a game.

(Repeat chorus and out)

Copyright 2002 David L. Chaump
 
 

Thief in the Night

(Verse 1)

Have you ever seen a man when he's down, when he's fading away ?
no purpose fills his eyes, not today
Within the great expanse of his mind he has something to say
but no words leave his mouth, not today
What you trying to do to his life ? see it wasting away
you've got to make him count his own way

(Verse 2)

Have you ever seen a bird when it flys, when it's soaring so high ?
it has not boundaries but the sky
And why'd you block the path of my flight ? you just take it away
And why'd you close the door on my love ? with no reason to say
And what you trying to do ?

(Chorus 1)

Hey what you trying to do to my love ? you just take it away
Like a thief in the night you just stole my heart away, stole my heart away

(Verse 3)

Hey what you trying to do to my love ? you just take it away
And what you trying to prove to yourself ? it's your love you betray
Hey what you trying to do ?

(Repeat chorus 1)

(Chorus 3)

Lock her up, throw away the key
she stole my heart and that's a felony
Hey what you trying to do to my love ? you just take it away
Like a thief in the night you just stole my heart away...stole it away

(Repeat chorus and out)

Copyright 2002 David L. Chaump
 
 

Learn to Give

(Verse 1)

Gone are the days of carefree times and the clean rivers
And gone are the faces which once made me laugh but now make me cry
and I cry every time I picture them

(Verse 2)

There once was a time when you told me you'd love me forever
But now time ran out and our cherished love is suddenly severed
And I cry every time I picture you

(Chorus 1)

We can never bring back, the ones we loved - the ones who shaped our past
Cause today is right now - and now's the time I need your love to live
You know to get love you gotta learn to give, gotta learn to give, gotta learn to give

(Verse 3)

Gone are the nights of lonely hearts joining together
And gone is the warm soft touch, it breaks my heart to try to remember
And I cry because I love you

(Repeat chorus 1 and out)

Copyright 2002 David L. Chaump
 
 

Love Don't Lie

(Verse 1)

If you find yourself in a lonely way it's okay to ride the storm
And if you hope to find you a better day you're gonna have to ride the storm
I think of times gone by when love was blind - an innocent reaction,
we only knew what we could feel
One day we woke to find reality was not so blind a deal

(Chorus 1)

If you take the time to look you'll find -
a trace of hope a long shot bet
When suspicion show its head don't you know I'll try -
to understand that love don't lie

(Verse 2)

If you find yourself in a lonely way it's okay to talk things out
And if you feel there's something you gotta say, it'll do you good to get it out
You know it's hard sometime's to tell you what's exactly on my mind
Sometimes I'm scared of your reaction
If we're gonna make this last we gotta open up, we gotta share how we feel

(Repeat chorus and out)

Copyright 2002 David L. Chaump
 
 

Thank You For Your Love

(Verse 1)

When I'm all alone and beside myself -
thinking of you, wish you were here
Imagining my life all beside myself -
it would be hard, no love to share

Sometimes I take for granted all you do
But you don't complain, and I thank you

(Chorus 1)

Thank you for the love you share
Cause when I'm down it keeps me strong
There are times when the words don't come easy
But now's the time I'd like to say thank you for your love

(Verse 2)

Searching for the tune beside myself -
you're all alone, feeling left out
Understand that this is what my job's all about
I know it's hard but it's all I've got

Sometime I take for granted you don't mind
But you don't complain and I thank you

(Repeat chorus and out)

Copyright 2002 David L. Chaump
 
 

Open Doors

(Verse 1)

Try to keep my faith, time's running out, don't want to wake up old
Try to tell myself, time brings good things, that's just the way the story's told
Try to keep my faith, time's running out, as the hands move on, in a daze I'm thinking...

(Chorus 1)

I'm getting tired of just sitting here wondering how I'm gonna score
And when I realize that money talks then I'll see the open doors, see the open doors

(Verse 2)

Try to walk on through, heart's racing fast, I'm curious to know...
What is over there, why should I care ? cause the man won't share anything of substance

(Chorus 2)

I'm getting tired of just sitting here, talent's rotting to the core
And when I realize that garbage sells then I'll see the open doors, see the open doors

(Bridge)

I try walking through (see the open doors)
I have paid my dues (see the open doors)
I now understand the higher the price sets the time they'll stay open

(Repeat Chorus 1 and out)

Copyright 2002 David L. Chaump
 
 

Party On Down the Line

(Verse 1)

When the sun lays down and the stars wake up
time to put my work boots to rest
Well I work all week just to pay those bills
time to let loose, look my best

(Chorus 1)

Let's go mamma I ain't got time to waste
Let's go honey there's a lot of good fun to taste
The folks I know don't care about a show -
you won't find many fakes...good times darling
Party on down the line...good times darling
There's a party on down the line

(Verse 2)

There's a feeling in the air that tonight is special
gonna seize the opportunity
Life's too short just to sit and wonder -
what would happen if you went with me

(Chorus 2)

Let's go mamma, the writing's on the wall
Let's go honey, I have never been a one to stall
The folks I know don't care about a show -
they dance when the music calls...good times darling
Party on down the line...good times darling

There's a party on down the line

(Verse 3)

Well the time is getting late, you ain't never took the bait
gotta figure out my next move
Playing hard to get, got your motive set
let the rhythm help you find your groove

(Chorus 1 and out)

Copyright 2002 David L. Chaump
 
 

New Day

(Verse 1)

Sometimes the chips don't fall in the place you'd like them to
Such is life, take the good with the bad
Sometimes it seems as if justice plays the phantom role
Seldom seen, comes and goes like a fad
Visualize, use what you've always had

(Chorus 1)

Just when it seems like there's no hope to dream of, your life's falling apart
Don't jump the ship there is always a new day
One day you're up and then one day you're down but the world keeps spinning around
You won't give up, there is always a new day
And it's coming faster than you know

(Verse 2)

Given the state of the union as we know today
You can buy all the hope that's for sale
Big dreams and small dreams and those too weird to classify
They're all there, pick and choose what you need
Realize you first must plant the seed

(Chorus 2)

(Bridge)

And it's coming faster than you know
You can hear it, taste and feel the change
Now you've conquered lands that once seemed strange

(Chorus 3 and out)

Copyright 2002 David L. Chaump
 
 

Lost Without You

(Verse 1)
Take a chance and hope you find romance
you’re always on my mind
Roll the dice and hope they turn up right
moving along the board in the game of life

(Chorus)
Playing tonight in a rock and roll band
and the highway never seems to end
I wish you were here to see your hero take his bow
But when the curtain drops and the rush has died
still wondering where I am, I am lost without you
lost without you, I am lost without you

(Verse 2)
Take a stance and hope it serves you well
now it sure don’t help to hide
And when I play I can read your mind
living on the edge isn’t much fun

(Chorus 2)
What you say and what you do
will some day come back to you
take the time to say what’s really on your mind
And when I’m far from home and you’re all alone
still wondering where I am, I am lost without you
lost without you, I am lost without you

(Repeat chorus 1 and out)
 

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