All That Matters

SAFE PLACE FROM THE STORM

(MICHAEL BOLTON- DIANE WARREN)  

In this crazy world

You can prove that you can make it

If you´re strong to take it

Still there will be times

When you find this life you´re livin´

Is juts takin´ all you´re givin´

When you need someone to run to

The shelter of my love is always near

Let me be your cover, whenever darkness falls

I´ll be there, I´ll be there

Chorus:

Till the end of the line

You can count on me baby, call me anytime

When the night is fallin´ hard

Come on out of the rain and into my arms

Run tome, to a love that´s safe and warm

I´ll be yours baby, your safe place from the storm

People in this world

Can be blind and so demanding

Show so little understanding

And in these desperate times

Seems like everything´s deceivin´

There ain´t much you can believe in

Let me be the one you come to

Show you one thing trust is always here

Let me be your cover, whenever darkness falls

I´ll be there, I´ll be there

Chorus

 Bridge:

(Run to me) when those cold and troubled winds have

found you

(Come to me) And I´ll wrap my world of love around you

I´ll be your flame burnin´ bright

Be the sunlight in your day

That´ll take you through the night baby

Till the end of the line

You can count on me baby, call me anytime

When the night is fallin´ hard

Come on out of the rain and into my arms

Run to me, to a love that´s safe and warm

I´ll be yours baby, your safe place

I´ll be yours baby, your safe place

I´ll be yours baby, your safe place from the storm

Ill be your safe place from the storm


THE BEST OF LOVE

(MICHAEL BOLTON- BABYFACE)

I´ve got this somethin´ to tell you

There ain´t no doubt in my mind

All I´m asking´ is to  keep you near forever

Just till the end of time

Baby I know where love grows

My heart is overflowin´

You´re so fine and so true

I wanna spend my time, spendin´ time with you, baby

I´ve got the best of love

With every breath and every beat of my heart

You know you´ve got me by my deepest emotion

´Cause you keep givin´ me the best of love

Passion and sweet inspiration

So rare and so hard to find

You are my journey and my destination

Queen of this heart of mine

Baby I know where love grows

In my life it´s overflowin´

 You´re so fine and it´s so true

I know I´ve got it all, all because of you, baby

I´ve got the best of love

With every breath and every beat of my heart

You know ya reach into my deepest emotion

And you keep givin´ me, the best of love

With every moment that passes by

This love goes on

It keeps growin´ stronger

And the more we´re together

The best keeps gettin´ better, baby

I´ve got the best of love

With every breath and every beat of my heart

You know you´re down inside my deepest emotion

So just keep givin´ me, the best of love

 I´ve got the best of love

With every breath and every beat of my heart

Ain´t nothin´ finer than that sweetest emotion

Just keep givin´ me, just keep on givin´ me

The best of love, best of love, best of love


 LET´S MAKE A LONG STORY LONGER

(MICHAEL BOLTON- JAMIE HOUSTON)

 Everybody´s lookin´ for a happy ending

Before the real story even begins

It´s so easy to pretend you´re not pretending

Till the naked truth comes walkin´ on in

But we ain´t runnin´ when the truth gets hot

That´s how ya find out juts how much you´ve really got

Chorus:

Let´s make a long story longer

Let´s make this strong love a little bit stronger Our star is gonna shine, shine even brighter

If we just hold on a little bit tighter

Let´s keep our eyes on forever

Take somethin´ so good and make it even better

Believe what we feel, keep it real

Make a long story longer

The seed of love is so deeply planted

Inside the heart is where it lives and grows

We´ll keep it safe ´cause we don´t take it for granted

Let the hard rains fall, let the cold winds blow

Every storm is just a lesson to learn

Just bring us closer with every page we turn baby

Chorus

You gotta stand the test of time

If ya wanna keep the treasure you find

Some can only dream about forever

But look at us baby, we´re creatin´ it together

 Chorus

 Let´s make a long story longer

Let´s make this strong love a little bit stronger

Baby, live what we feel, keep it real

Make a long story longer 


A HEART CAN ONLY BE SO STRONG

(DIANE WARREN)

A hundred times, I have walked out the door

Just to walk back a hundred times more

A thousand nights I have sworn not to say, ooh oh

I remain tangles din the chains of desire, ooh

I know that it´s no good

I shouldn´t be here

I know I should leave you

Chorus:

Shouldn´t let you close tome

Shouldn´t have this hold on me

No I shouldn´t be so weak

But a heart can only be so strong

Everytime I try to go

Just one look in your eyes I know

That a heart can only be so strong

A heart can only be

A hundred ways you have captured my soul

I can´t hold on but I can´t let go

Your spell on me is a spell I can´t break, ooh oh

All my strength burning in the flames of desire, ooh

 I don´t wanna stay here

I don´t wanna leave you

Don´t know how to leave you

Chorus

Wo, so strong, oh

I can´t let go oh no

Wo, so strong, wo, so strong

´Cause you´re a part of my soul

and I, I can´t escape you

No matter how hard I try

I can never be free

Of your hold on me

I can´t let go

A hundred times I have walked out the door

Just to walk back a hundred times more

Chorus

Shouldn´t let you close to me

Shouldn´t have this hold on me

But a heart can only be so strong

Every time I try to go

Just one look in your eyes I know

That a heart can only be so strong

A heart can only be so strong

A heart can only be so strong

A heart can only be so strong 


FALLIN´

(TONY RICH)

Angels heard me callin´

Saw the mountains crumble

Fell in love with the wind

And all the time I spent

Dreamin´ of you

And all the love we made

But I never knew I found you

 Chorus:

I ca feel love fallin´, fallin´

I can see it comin´ , hey

´Cause heaven sent you down to me

heaven sent you down

Oceans reconforming

To pave the way before me

Revealing your flawless aura

I saw your wings unveil, inviting tom e

A world of love

But I wasn´t even looking for ya baby

Chorus

You became rain in the air

When you appeared to me

Like a love mystery, feels so real to me

´Cause you came from heaven

sent down straight to me

and there´s not another that ya can love

Oh I can feel it fallin´

Chorus (x3) 


FOREVER´S JUST A MATTER OF TIME

(MICHAEL BOLTON- JAMIE HOUSTON)

How in the hell did this begin

Like some cruel game we can´t seem to win

It jut goes on over and over again

It took the best outta you and me

I thought we swore we´d let this love rest in peace

Am I wrong

Didn´t we part as friends

How many lifetimes must we live through

Till we´re lookin´ through the eyes of the truth

Chorus:

We are joined at the soul

With a heart that don´t know how to let go

What does it mean when it don´t mean a thing

When we say good-bye

But if life is unkind

And forever ain´t a place we can find

We´ll know how we´ve tried

And that forever´s just a matter of time

So much love, so much pain

No one to judge, no none to blame

It holds on

How desperate this need that remains

We know the passion that leads us blind

´Cause the two of us are one of a kind

Chorus

Time after time we stumble and fall

Pass the point of no return

God knows we´ve given so much more than our all

To this lesson we may never learn

 Chorus


WHENEVER I REMEMBER LOVING YOU

(MICHAEL BOLTON- GARY BURR)

When the rain is fallin´ and I´m overcome

With the doubts and demons of a love undone

No voice need tell me that you were the one

Chorus:

Oh I´ll remember all my life

A love that set me free

Whatever comes from you and I

I will still believe

That once upon a time a dream came true

Whenever I remember loving you

Not a single moment, not a single kiss

Would I have traded, would I have missed

No other could ever move me like this

Chorus

 It´s not that I don´t feel the pain as deep as pain can be

But I will not be denied the light

Your love has brought to me

What you´ve given me will last forever

I refuse to lose the treasure

Of you inside my heart eternally

Chorus

I´ll always feel the love we once knew

As long as I remember loving you

Oh I´ll remember loving you

Oh I´ll remember all my life


SHOW HER THE WAY

(MICHAEL BOLTON- BARRY J. EASTMOND)

You can´t deny it

When that one in your life

Comes that one of a kind

Once she´s inside it

She can shake up your heart

She can make up your mind

Everything in your life will change

When your love is your best friend

My advice to you is make no mistake

If ya never want this feelin´ to end

Chorus:

Show her the way she makes you love her

Show her the way she makes you feel

Let you emotions roll like thunder

You gotta let her know

You´ll never let her go

Show her the way

Now love is for dreamers

Funny thing about dreams

Any moment they´re gone

And love is the teacher

About makin´ it last, about keepin´ it strong

Promise the moon and stars

Swear the best is yet to come

But promises are not what it takes

To keep the flame forever young

Chorus

All you really need to show

Is everything she needs to know

Chorus (x2)

Show her, gotta show her, just show her the way (x3)

Show her the way

Chorus


WHY ME

(MICHAEL BOLTON- BABYFACE- LAMONT DOZIER)

I wake up while you’re sleepin´

I take one look at you and wonder

Am I still dreamin´

Are you some kind of angel

Come down to save me

Or just some place my imagination´s tryin´ to take me

What have I done to deserve what I feel

You give me somethin´ that´s too good to be real

How does a treasure like you fall into my hands

I need to know just one thing

I still don´t understand

Chorus:

Why do you love me

Why do you give so much

How do you heal the pain within me

It’s the power of your touch

Now that you´ve opened up the heavens

For this heart of mine to see

I´ve become the richest man that I could ever be

Baby, why, baby why me

Why me, why me

I ain´t got a clue, maybe just a notion

Sometimes I´m helplessly adrift out in the ocean

I feel like a child with one sole intention

In search of an answer that defies all comprehension

I´m in to deep but that´s what you´re all about

Got no hope or desire of finding my way out

How does a treasure like you fall into my hands

I( need to know that one thing

Can ya help me understand

Chorus 2:

Why do you love me

Why do you give so much

How do you heal the pain within me

Is it the power of your touch

Now that you´ve opened up the heavens

For this heart of mine to see

I´ve become the richest man that I could ever be

Baby why, baby why me

Could´ve been anyone in this world, why me

Every lesson that I´ve leaned

You´ve come to me and shown me

What it means to be loved (x2)

 Chorus 2

Why me, why me, why me, why me

Help me understand just what you´ve done to me

´Cause I´m the richest man that I could ever be

Tell me why, tell me why, baby


 CAN´T GET CLOSE ENOUGH TO YOU

(MICHAEL BOLTON- BARRY EASTMOND- JAMIE HOUSTON)

Lived my life and walked it alone

All  my time and my heart was my own, for so long

I held the key to everything I´d need

Every dream, so sure that I´d succeed

´Cause I was strong, so strong

I swear that it was true, till the day that I found you

Come to me, breakin´ me, showin´ me no mercy

What have ya done to me, baby

Chorus:

Look where you are, here in my arms

Filling my heart with your love

But I can´t get close enough to you

I´ve got no control

You shake my soul when we touch

Still I can´t get close enough to you

Time goes by and it grows stronger still

With a smile I surrender my will, I´m on my knees

Passion´s taken me so far across the line

All power of reason is no longer mine

I´m just waitin´  to please

What else can I do, I´m forever wantin´ you

Come to me, breakin´ me, showin´ me no mercy

What have you done to me

Chorus 1

 Bridge:

Baby, you´re the last thing that I had planned

Got me livin´ in the palm of your hand

The more I have of you the less I understand

How ya give so much

And I just never get enough

Can´t get close enough, baby

What have you done to me, baby

Chorus 2:

Look where you are, here in my arms

Filling my heart with your love

But I can´t get close enough to you

God only knows

You shake my soul when we touch

Still I can´t get close enough to you

 Come to me, breakin´ me, showin´ me no mercy

Filling my heart with your love

Still I can´t get close enough to you

God only knows

You shake my soul when we touch

Can´t get close enough to you

Can´t get close enough to you, baby

Here in my arms


LET THERE BE LOVE

(MICHAEL BOLTON- JAMIE HOUSTON)

 We´ve got the power, we´ve got the hunger for the search

As we race across the heavens to embrace the universe

In this hour and in truth what is it worth

When we can´t escape this madness

We´ve created on this Earth

They say that money talks but you and I

Know places money just don´t say enough

Let there be love where there is emptiness

Let there be faith where hope is gone

Let there be strength where there is helplessness

And open eyes to see right from wrong

We´ve gotta find a way to trust

The very best in all of us

Let there be love, let there be love

We live divided behind  imaginary walls

Brother against brother we just watch each other fall

With hearts united we will never stand so tall

Reachin´ out to one another

We´ll find the meaning of it all

Ain´t but one power we will ever know

Could ever heal the poverty of the soul

Let there be love where there is emptiness

Let there be faith where hope is gone

Let there be strength where there is helplessness

And open eyes to see right from wrong

We´ve gotta find a way to trust

To forgive and rise above

Let there be love, let there be love

 Bridge:

(When will we learn, tell me when will we see)

How many more promises spoken

While the dreams of the innocent die

Every day another heart gets broken

While the flame of hate survives

When will the healing begin in our lives

Let there be love where there is emptiness

Let there be faith where hope is gone

Let there be strength where there is helplessness

And open eyes to see right from wrong

We´ve gotta find a way to trust

The very best in all of us

Gotta be more than wise enough

To forgive and rise above

Let there be love, let there be love


PLEASURE OR PAIN

(MICHAEL BOLTON- TONY RICH- DIANE WARREN)

You pull me in, then ya push me away

Ask me to leave, then ya beg me to stay

Bend me baby, bend me till I break

Do you really wanna know how much

This heart of mine can take

When I find myself in a daze sometimes

Lovin´ you has got me losin´ my mind

Chorus:

Is it pleasure or pain

Keeps me runnin´, keeps me running to you

Pleasure or pain

I just can´t decide

Are they one and the same

It´s confusing me blind

Am I in love or insane

Am I in it for the pleasure or the pain

Ya make me smile

Make me thankful that I breathe

Let me taste some heaven

Before ya drop me to my knees

Ya chain me baby, till its time to set me free

Give me everything I want

Give me nothin´ that I need

 Well I ask myself why I keep holdin´ on

Lovin´ you is just a weakness too strong

 Chorus

I still don´ understand why I can´t resist

What keeps me comin´ back, comin´ back for more of this

Pleasure or pain

I just can´t decide

Are they one and the same

It´s confusing me blind

Am I in it for the pleasure or pain

Keeps me runnin´, keeps me running to you

I just can´t decide

Are they one and the same

It´s confusing me blind

Am I in love or insane

Am I in it for the pleasure or pain


GO THE DISTANCE

(MUSIC: ALAN MENKEN- LYRICS: DAVID ZIPELL)

I have often dreamed

 Of a far off place

Where a hero´s welcome

Would be waiting for me

Where the crowds will cheer

When they see my face

And a voice keeps saying

This is where I´m meant to be

I´ll be there someday

I can go the distance

I will find my way

If I can be strong

I know ev´ry mile

Will be worth my while

When I go the distance

I´ll be right where I belong

Down an unknown road

To embrace my fate

Though that road may wander

It will lead me to you

And a thousand years

Would be worth the wait

It may take a lifetime

But somehow I´ll see it through

And I won´t look back

I can go the distance

And I´ll stay on track

No I won´t accept defeat

It´s an uphill slope

But I won´t lose hope

Till I go the distance

And my journey is complete

But to look beyond the glory is the hardest part

For a hero´s strength is measured by his heart

Like a shooting star

I will go the distance

I will search the world

I will face its harms

I don´t care how far

I can go the distance

Till I find my hero´s welcome

Waiting in your arms´

I will search the world

I will face its harms

Till I find my hero´s welcome

Waiting in your arms´


WHEN THERE ARE NO WORDS

(MICHAEL BOLTON- TONY RICH)

All of this time

I´ve been tellin´ myself the truth

I love you

And that´s the easiest thing to do, yeah

How do I describe

How ya turn my world around

Ain´t no wonder why those words

Are the ones I´ve never found

Oh girl, there´s so much I mean to say

And I´ll keep tryin´

Till I finally find a way

When we make love

Heart to heart

Speak from our souls

We come shinin´ through the dark

We reach the stars

Still by far the deepest part

Is the moment when the tears begin to fall

When there really are no words

That´s when we say it all

And how many times when you´re lyin´ close to me

Have ya shown me baby

How much in life don´t rally mean a thing

All that matters and in all the world remains

Is your love and all ya mean to say

And then hey baby, the heaven in your eyes

Is all I see and that means everything to me

When we make love

Heart to heart

Speak from our souls

We come shinin´ through the dark

We reach the stars

Still by far the deepest part

Are the moments when the tears begin to fall

When there really are no words

That´s when we say it all

There´s a power in the silence

Where the truth is just too much

There´s a place of pure emotion

Words were never meant to touch

When we make love

Heart to heart

Speak from our souls

We come shinin´ through the dark

We reach the stars

Still by far the deepest part

Are the moments when the tears begin to fall

When there really are no words

That´s when we say it

When there are no words

That´s when we say it

 ´Cause there are no words

when we say it all

There are no words