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Reading Kits story of prayer reminded me a song that Billy Falcon did on his CD a few years back. " Pretty Blue World" produced with help from his old Way buddies Ralph G and Joe F of Pressed Down and Jon Bon Jovi and Danny Kortchmar long time George Harrison and John Lennon friend who played session work on many records including Sweet Baby James Taylor . It had a single called Power Windows that got a fair amount of air play. Also on the CD was this song " Still Got A Prayer" a song about hopeless times in life including the death of his wife Myla. Without the music it hardly does the song justice but here are the lyrics.

Still Got A Prayer

(For Mom and Pop)

As my daddy lay there on Omaha Beach

It didn't look good....

For my brothers and me

There were 24 hours on that longest day

now ten thousand crosses

Scar the beach where they lay

Under machine gun fire

On that blood day called D

Back home a young girl was praying

God bring him home for me

CHORUS

When you reach out

And nobody's there

Scream and shout

No one seems to care

When you think you've got nothing left to hold on to

When you cry out

And nobody hears

Just fear and doubt

All you've left is tears

When you think you've got nothing left

to hold on to

You've still got a prayer

When my mother was born

On that South Brooklyn street

It didn't look good...

For my brothers and me

Born in the back of a store

That sold cigars and candy

Cold she lay crying

And that's the way it would be

CHORUS

When you reach out

And nobody's there

Scream and shout

No one seems to care

When you think you've got nothing left

to hold on to

When you cry out

And nobody hears

Just fear and doubt

All you've left is tears

When you think you've got nothing left

to hold on to

You've still got a prayer

She took her last breath

And I kissed her goodbye

Walked down that hospital hall

Trying so hard not to cry

As he took his last breath

On calvary's tree

It didn't look good....

No there wasn't much hope

For my brothers and me.

CHORUS

When you reach out

And nobody's there

Scream and shout

No one seems to care

When you think you've got nothing left

to hold on to

When you cry out

And nobody hears

Just fear and doubt

All you've left is tears

When you think

You've got nothing left to hold on to

You've still got a prayer.

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I really liked that song. It ends with Rose singing the chorus acapella (sp?)

Another one on that same CD is specifically about Myla. It's called "Heaven's Highest Hill."

How do I tell my baby

Momma's not coming home

How do I tell myself

I'll be staying alone

Oh, I can't stop crying

She'll say Daddy, I want to hold her

I want to see her again

Want to kiss her, want to touch her

Oh, what can I say

So do I

Oh Momma, I'm missing you real bad

But it don't do me no good

Sitting, thinking about what we had

Love don't stop

It goes on forever

Love don't stop

And it never will

Love don't stop

One day we'll be together

Love don't stop

And I'll sing this song to you someday

On heaven's highest hill

How am I gonna look into those big brown eyes

When she wakes up crying out in the middle of the night for Momma

How will I make it better

The house is full of people

But nobody's home

Everybody's here and I'm all alone

Calling out your name but there's no answer

Oh, Momma last night she told me not to cry

I swear I see you every time she smiles

Love don't stop

It goes on forever

Love don't stop

And it never will

Love don't stop

One day we'll be together

Love don't stop

And I'll sing this song to you someday

On heaven's highest hill

I don't know if you hear me

Sometimes I like to think you do

All the things we been fighting for

I'm gonna make them all come true

And these arms they ache to hold you

And I know one day I will

I'll meet you in the tall grass

Up on heaven's highest hill

Love don't stop

It goes on forever

Love don't stop

And it never will

Love don't stop

One day we'll be together

Love don't stop

And I'll sing this song to you someday

On heaven's highest hill

Rose, by the way, has her own CD out. For those parents among you who had to endure the Disney flick "Inspector Gadget 2," one of the few redeeming qualities is the bubble gum pop song that plays over the end credits. It's called "Up Up Up", and the singer is Rose Falcon. Yep, the same Rose Falcon. Some might see hints of "Knocked Down But Never Been Knocked Out" in the lyrics. I believe Billy wrote them.

Get ready or not

Cause here I come

Dance dance dance

Have some fun

654 321

Get up get up

Oh no

Never ever gonna stop

Try to fly and if I drop

Not gonna quit

Get up get up get up

Stand back

I'm gonna make some noise

Sing until they hear my voice

Can't keep me down

Get up get up

[Chorus]

Get up up up

Whoa whoa

Up up up

Rain falls

Down on their parade

Lemons into lemonade

Can't slow me down

No way no way no way

Yesterday is in the past

Revolt

Tomorrow's coming fast

All you got is now

Get up get up

[Chorus]

Get up up up

Whoa whoa

Up up up

Whoa whoa

Up up up

Whoa whoa

Up up up

Whoa whoa

Up up up

Hey you

Don't let 'em see you frown

Come on turn it upside down

Don't ever quit

Get up get up

When life puts you to the test

There's nothing better than your best

Show 'em what you got

You got a lot

Show 'em what you got

Get up get up

Here's a recent interview with Billy Falcon.

And their Web sites are Billy Falcon and Rose Falcon

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Ok here are the lyrics to Power Windows the title track from Pretty Blue World. Sounds like a WOW-mobile

POWER WINDOWS

Charlie drives a brand new Mercedes Benz

He's got another one just like it

Just like all his friends

His wife is playing tennis

And his kids are off at school

He drives home to his empty house

Sits by his empty swimming pool

But he's got power windows

He's got power brakes

He's got a power bed

Push a button and it shakes

He's got no one to talk to

And tears rolling down his face

He ain't got the power of love

The power of love

Lewis drives a beat up '69 Dart

Swears it's the statue of Mary

Keeps the car from falling apart

With Gracie right beside him

Sitting closer than a smile

She got her hand on his shoulder

He loves to drive and hold her

He's got no power windows

Got no power brakes

He ain't got no power nothing

But he got what it takes

He's got Gracie's arm around him

And a smile upon his face

He's got the power of love

He's got the power of love

Ain't that the power of love

He's got the power

The power of love

No air condition

No cellular telephone

He goes rumblin' down the highway

Listening to his AM radio

One arm out the window

And a smile upon his face

Makes you wonder how it got there

Till you see him look at Grace

He's got the power

Ain't that the power of love

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Another song for Myla also from Pretty Blue World

Yesterday I saw a picture

Hanging on the wall

You and me was laughing

Must of been a lifetime ago

When the sun was smiling

And the bluebird he sang

All we needed ws money

And all we had was time, time

CHORUS

Now I'm alone with

This burning love this breaking heart

These aching eyes

This burning love

Well the sun still shines without you

As far as most can see

But no one sees these shadows

That come to swallow me

And no matter where or who I'm with

I've got to run away

now I think I know how you left

There's nothing anyone can say

Just time

CHORUS

Somewhere time ran out on the bluebird's song

Last night walking down the hall

I could have sworn I heard you call

But you're not here

I'm all alone with

CHORUS

Staring out the window

At your favorite flowers

This burning love

This Burning Love

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