Lyrics: This Much Is True

1. EIGHTY DOLLAR GUITAR

Well, I bought this old guitar down at the Goodwill store,
Cost me eighty dollars, it ain’t worth a penny more.
Still when I play it, and I play it everyday,
All the worries in my world, they all just fade away.
I got a whole lot more than I bargained for
With this eighty dollar guitar I got at the Goodwill store.
Well, it sat there in a stand right near the Christmas tree,
I picked it up and I played a chord, a little girl was watching me.
She was shy, but as I played I thought I saw a grin.
And when Jingle Bells was over she said, “Let’s try that again!”
Now the value of a guitar is not in the price you pay,
Not in the wood, not in the strings, not in the way you play.
The value of a guitar is the joy that a heart can find,
It’s a smile on a little girl’s face, a tear in an old man’s eye.

2.  I’VE GOT IT ALL

When I feel the sun warm against my skin,When I hear a bird singing proudly to the wind,
When I know that where I am is where I need to be
I know why I believe.
Even though I know these things are few,
Even though I know these things are small,
And though I know I don’t have much, I know I’ve got it all.
When I find again how a day from long ago can
Still touch my heart and still touch my soul,
When I think about you and what you mean to me,
I know I’ve got it all.
When I feel the sun warm against my skin,
I know I’ve got it all.

3.  WORKIN’ MAN

If I had a dollar for the dollars I ain’t made,
I would be a wealthy man, be restin’ in the shade.
That ain’t been my fortune, that ain’t been my way.
And the saddest day of every week is the day that I get paid.
‘Cause then I see just what I mean to those who pull the strings.
I’m just a workin’ man, I’m a workin’ man, I’m a workin’ man,
But it sure ain’t workin’ for me.
Today is just like yesterday and tomorrow will be, too
‘Cept I take a little less home and they give me more to do.
Talkin’ to my boss, you know it’s like talkin’ to a wall,
And he tries to make me think I’m lucky to have this job at all.
But it seems to me my luck’s run out as far as I can see.

4.  MONEY’S GOOD

You’d think by now after all I’ve been through
I’d have a little more to show, I’d know more than I do.
And though it’s not a lot, what I’ve got I’ll share with you
And this much I know is true.
Find those things that make you smile.
Lose track of time every once in a while.
Howl at the moon, wish upon a star.
Be happy where you are.
See the beauty that’s all around.
Watch the evening sun going down.
Sit and wonder, get up and dance,
Give everyone a second chance.
And when you’re down and weary,
Feeling lost and oh so small, remember:
Money’s good, time is better and love best of all.
Sometimes you lose, and lose again.
Give it all you’ve got and still not win.
Think nothing’s gained oh, but you’d be wrong,
You learn how to carry on.

5.  BLESS MY SOUL

I fell for a woman like I never fell before.
She was pretty, she was smart and what my heart was lookin’ for.
Oh, bless my soul. Oh, bless my soul.
She could make me laugh,she could make me sing,
She could make a man like me believe I could do anything
Oh, bless my soul, Oh, bless my soul.
She revealed what is real, things I did not know.
She blessed my soul, blessed my soul.

6.  SHENANDOAH

Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you, away you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you,
Away, I'm bound away 'cross the wide Missouri.
‘Tis fare thee well, was bound to leave you, away you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah, I’ll not deceive you,
Away I’m bound away ‘cross the wide Missouri.
'Tis seven years since last I've seen you, away you rolling river.
'Tis seven years since last I've seen you,
Away, I’m bound away 'cross the wide Missouri.

7.  A MAN WITH A CARDBOARD SIGN

There’s a man with a cardboard sign on the corner down on the street.
Said he needs a little help, a little something to eat.
He takes a bow, gives a smile and tips his hat.
But ain’t nobody stopping ‘cause they ain’t fallin’ for that.
Most think he’s a beggar, he’s a bum and he’s got to be up to no good.
Don’t know how they know that, or how they think they could.
Maybe he’s a good man runnin’ short of rope,
And maybe he ain’t beggin’, just looking for hope, looking for hope.
There’s a man with a cardboard sign on the corner down on the street.
Said he needs a little help, a little something to eat.

8.  WAVES

You can watch a wave upon the ocean,
You can watch a wave up to the shore.
You can watch a wave, crashing to the sand and then
You can’t watch that wave anymore.
But another wave will always follow over and over again.
See, waves never goes away,
They’re just the ocean touched by the wind.

9.  THE GOOD OLD DAYS

Took off my glasses, put ‘em on my bed.
Had to rest my eyes, had to clear my head.
Read about the Indians and the white man’s way,
How we came in the name of God and we took the land away.
The good old days ain’t never gonna be the same to me,
‘Cause the good old days ain’t what they used to be.
See the “good old days” is just a phase sometimes people use
When they don’t remember everything, just what they choose.
Read about the Indians and the white man’s way.

10.  MIGHTY LONG ROAD

The way is hard and the way is rough, oh, it’s a mighty long road.
We’re gonna get there sure enough, oh, it’s a mighty long road.
It don’t matter where you come from, oh, it’s a mighty long road.
‘Cause it’s the same for everyone, oh, it’s a mighty long road.
Oh, it’s a mighty long road. Oh, it’s a mighty long wrong.
Sooner or later we all miss a step, Ain’t nobody who can’t use a little help.
Now you ain’t got to go it on your own ‘cause we’re just walkin’ each other home.
Don’t push too hard and don’t push too fast, what you got you got to make it last.
Day gonna come you can go no more, you’re gonna know what it’s all been for.

11.  ‘TIL THE NIGHT GOES AWAY

Sitting on the edge of my bed, memories talking in my head,
Goin back to where I wish I’d never been.
Hearing the same old thing, feeling the same old pain
‘Til the night goes away and the day comes back again.
By the light of day, it all looks okay. It’s easy to pretend.
But in the dark all I see is the hurt inside of me.
‘Til the night goes away and the day comes back again.
‘Til the night goes away and the day comes back again.
Watching the clock in the dark, hearing the beat of my heart.
Feels like this old night won’t ever end.
The only rest for me is when I finally see
The night go away and the day come back again.

12.  AIN’T NO TWO WAYS

I can see both sides of this, I can see both sides of that,
It’s hard to know exactly where a man should hang his hat.
But when it comes to lovin, you there ain’t no two ways about it.
Ain’t no two ways about the way I feel,
It’s a matter of fact, it’s a real done deal.
It’s the only thing I’ve ever known I didn’t doubt.
But when it comes to lovin’ you there ain’t no two ways about it.
Seem like everybody now and then got something to sell.
But I ain’t hardly buyin’ when it’s so hard to tell.
Who do you believe and who do you doubt? It’s wearing me out.
But when it comes to lovin’ you there ain’t no two ways about it.

13.  WATCH THE RIVER FLOW

For everybody everywhere it’s true,
Sometimes this world gets the best of you.
There ain’t no answers to what you know,
So sit back and watch the river flow.
Oo-oo, watch the river flow, Oo-oo watch and let it go
Oo-oo watch the river flow and take it all away.
All the sand on every beach
Once upon a time was a mountain peak,
And every rock becomes a stone,
Sit back and watch the river take it home.

14.  IN YOUR HEART

There will be days you won’t remember,
Things you thought you’d never forget.
Though memories fade, they never go away,
And what’s left behind you can always find
In your heart, in your heart, in your heart, in your heart.
There’ll come a time far from now
You’ll come to find once more again
How much of me will always be a part of you,
Forever it’s true what you always knew
In your heart, in your heart, in your heart, in your heart.
There will be days you won’t remember
Things you thought you‘d never forget.

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