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LYRICS
(TAKEN VERBATIM FROM THE ORIGINAL LYRIC SHEET)
SIDE ONESIDE TWO
King Of Hearts First Prayer
Keep Me Runnin' News For You
The Winner (High Card) Song For Sarah
Lung Cancer Christmas Song For All Year 'Round
Puppet Strings Good News



KING OF HEARTS
Randy Stonehill

All alone drifting wild / Like a ship that's
lost out on the ocean / Everyone's a
homeless child / And it's not hard to
understand / Why we need a Father's hand
/ There's a rainbow somewhere / And you
were born to be there / But you're just
running in circles / Till you reach out your
hand to the King of hearts.

Pockets full of pain and fear / That's a load
there's just no need to carry / Let it go and
leave it here / Now there's no price that's
left to pay / With one more mile or one
more day

There's a rainbow somewhere / And you
were born to be there / But you're just
running in circles / Till you reach out your
hand to the King of hearts.

You can try to catch the wind / But in the
end you're only wasting precious time /
Life can really be so kind / Once you find
the truth and follow, go on follow, follow

There's a rainbow somewhere / And you
were born to be there / But you're just
running in circles / Till you reach out your
hand / Till you reach out your hand / Til
you reach out your hand to the King of
hearts

There's a rainbow somewhere / There's a
rainbow somewhere / There's a rainbow
somewhere

   © 1976 KING OF HEARTS PUBLISHING



KEEP ME RUNNIN'
Randy Stonehill

Keep me runnin' from the shadow of my
lies / Like a gypsy who is never satisfied /
Once you compromise your soul / You
spend your lifetime dodging the devil's toll

Keep me runnin' (keep me movin') keep me coverin' up my
tracks / Keep me runnin' so I'm always
looking back / Always restless in my
dreams / And trouble's never too far
behind it seems

Keep me runnin' keep me movin' keep me
always on the go / Keep me makin' sure
my footprints never show / Keep me
runnin' keep me movin' keep me numb
from head to toe / Keep me hiding where
my past will never go

Keep me runnin' from the sins I can't erase
/ Like an outlaw with a mask to hide his
face / Once I was told that love could fly /
Yeah but it's been so long that I just can't
remember why

Keep me runnin' keep me movin' keep me
always on the go / Keep me makin' sure
my footprints never show / Keep me
runnin' keep me movin' keep me numb 
from head to toe / Keep me hiding where
my past will never go

Keep me runnin' Keep me runnin' Keep
me runnin'

   © 1976 KING OF HEARTS PUBLISHING



THE WINNER (HIGH CARD)
Randy Stonehill

I'm a wheeler a dealer the man who's in
control / Don't talk about my feelings
Don't talk abut my soul / Well you
know my time is money so I've got no
time to spend / But when you've got
some business won't you come on by
again

I'm the winner and I made it to the top /
And I took it all just like I planned / I'm
the man who holds the high card in his
hand

I'm an owner a loaner a master at the
game / I've got that golden Midas touch
And people know my name / There
were times I held the low cards baby well
I knew they weren't enough / But I just
kept my poker face and won it on the
bluff

I'm the winner and I made it to the top /
And I took it all just like I planned / I'm
the man who holds the high card in his
hand

It's not easy to see me I'm an influential
man / And I never needed anyone To
build my promised land / So don't tell
me about Jesus 'cause He's just to hard
to sell / And I never trust in strangers
that's the first rule I Learned well

I'm the winner and I made it to the top /
And I took it all just like I planned / I'm
the man who holds the high card in his
hand

I'm the winner look at me now I'm the
winner / I'm the winner look at me now
I'm the winner

   © 1976 KING OF HEARTS PUBLISHING



LUNG CANCER
Randy Stonehill

She went down to the corner store/ And
bought a pack of filter kings / Don't you
know tomorrow she'll be back for more /
Cause she really loves to smoke those
things / And every time that she inhales / A
cloud of that cigarette smoke / She's just
one step closer to the man in black / And
sixty cents closer to broke

And she's working on / Lung cancer, 
emphysema, a cardiac arrest / And she'll
probably have a stroke when see sees /
The x-rays of her chest

When she had her first cigarette / A puff or
two was all she could take / Now if she doesn't
have one in her hand all the time /
You'll notice it begin to shake / And even
though she's nonchalant / And acts as if
her habit's a joke / I bet she won't do too
much laughing / When her life goes up in
smoke

She's been smoking that C-I-G-A-R-E-T-T-E
that cigarette's got her on her knees / C-I-
G-A-R-E-T-T-E / That darn tobacco won't
set her free / Suck baby suck / Suck on that
cigarette / Go on and light up that fag and
take a drag / It's bound to snuff you yet

(guitar break)

She went down to the corner store/ And
bought a pack of filter kings / Don't you
know tomorrow she'll be back for more /
Cause she really loves to smoke those
things / And every time that she inhales / A
cloud of that cigarette smoke / She's just
one step closer to the man in black / And
sixty cents closer to broke

   © 1976 KING OF HEARTS PUBLISHING



PUPPET STRINGS
Randy Stonehill

I can't keep from mourning for this topsy-
turvy world / With all its strife and pain /
Mourning for the lost and the desperate
children / Who can't remember their
names

And I can feel it in my soul / Now the end
is getting near / I can hear the devil
laughing / And its ringing in my ears

Long ago He chose us to inherit all His
kingdom / And we were blessed with light
/ But wandering away we disobeyed Him
in the garden / And stumbled into night

And I can feel it in my soul / Now the end
is getting near / I can hear the angels
weeping / And it's ringing in my ears

We are all like foolish puppets who
desiring to be kings / Now lie pitifully
crippled after cutting our own strings

But God said I'll forgive you I will face you
Man to man / And win your love again /
Oh how could there be possibly a greater
gift of love / Than dying for a friend

And I can feel it in my soul / Now the end
is getting near / I can hear the devil
laughing / And it's ringing in my ears 

We are all like foolish puppets who
desiring to be kings / Now lie pitifully
crippled after cutting our own strings

Cutting our own strings / Cutting our own
strings / Cutting our own strings

   © 1976 KING OF HEARTS PUBLISHING

(Originally Recorded On Get Me Out Of Hollywood)



FIRST PRAYER
Randy Stonehill

I've been waitin' for a long long time /
Hopin' You're a friend of mine / If there's
one thing that I need to do / Well that's to
find out more about You / I have been
wondering all of my days / So if You're
there show me the way

I see people in a world of lies / Staring out
through lonely eyes / Watching as the
years go by / Knowing they're living only
to die / There must be something missing
somewhere / So if You're listening answer
this prayer

I will follow if You'll lead me / Help me
make a stand / If You'll breathe new breath
inside me / I'll believe you can/ I'll believe
You can

Well I never really learned to pray / But
You know what I'm tryin' to say / I don't
want my life to end / Not ever knowing
why it began / So if You'll trust me I'll do
my best / and I'll be trusting You for the
rest

   © 1976 KING OF HEARTS PUBLISHING



NEWS FOR YOU
Randy Stonehill

Everybody's going to the movies /
Everybody's leavin' for the show / Seems as
if we've lost the nerves for feeling / And no
one's in the mood to want to know

I've got news for you this is not a game /
I've got news for you are you Listenin' / 
I've got news for you we are all the same /
And when that is understood we can start
to live again

Can you look inside yourself and tell me /
That your emptiness is just a state of mind /
And you'll feel better if you just keep busy
/ If you leave your feelings all behind

I've got news for you this is not a game /
I've got news for you are you listenin' / I've
got news for you we are all to blame / And
when that is understood we can start to live
again

Oh start to live again / People people tell 
me where have we been

Ever feel as if your heart was whispering /
Like a special Voice you never heard
before / And something deep inside your
soul was tickin' / As if someone was
pounding on the door

I've got news for you this is not a game /
I've got news for you are you listenin' / I've
got news for you we are all the same / I've
got news for you this is not a game / I've 
got news for you we are all the blame /
And when that is understood we can start
to live again / Yes when that is understood
we can start to live again

   © 1976 KING OF HEARTS PUBLISHING



SONG FOR SARAH
Randy Stonehill

Sarah can I love you will you open up the
door / I know you've heard that misused
word a lot of times before / But I think that
you need someone who can firmly take
your hand / And love you in a way that you
can really understand

Sarah will you love me you've got so much
there to give / We've waited for so long to
change the lonely way we live / And I see
the fragile lady that you hide behind your
eyes / And I want so much to reach you
when I hear those distant cries

Sarah Someone loves you in a way I never
could / He laid His life before you on a 
cross made out of wood / Oh and in His
hour of anguish our dreams were given
birth / I hope you finally realize how much
your love is worth

   © 1976 KING OF HEARTS PUBLISHING



CHRISTMAS SONG FOR ALL YEAR 'ROUND
Randy Stonehill

I wonder if this Christmas they'll begin to
understand / The Jesus that they celebrate
is much more than a man / 'Cause the way
the world is I don't see How people can
deny / The only way to save us was for
Jesus Christ to die

And I know that if Saint Nicholas was here
he would agree / The Jesus gave the
greatest gift of all to you and me / They led
Him to the slaughter on a hill called
Calvary / And mankind was forgiven when
they nailed Him to the tree

But most of all the children they're the
ones I hope will learn / The Jesus is our
Saviour and He's going to return / And
Christmas isn't just a day / And all days
aren't the same / Perhaps they'll think 
about the word and see it spells His name

And I know that if Saint Nicholas was here
he would agree / The Jesus gave the
greatest gift of all to you and me / They led
Him to the slaughter on a hill called
Calvary / And mankind was forgiven 
Mankind was forgiven We were all
forgiven when they nailed Him to the tree

So Merry Christmas Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

I wonder if this Christmas they'll begin to
understand

   © 1976 KING OF HEARTS PUBLISHING



GOOD NEWS
Randy Stonehill

Good news Christ is returning / Good
news now the world is learning / Good
news Christ is returning / And Jesus gonna
bring us on home

Good news well I feel alright / Good news
here come like a thief in the night / Good
news He's gonna take us in flight / When
Jesus comes to bring us on home

Good news we're gonna live forever /
Good news floating light as a feather /
Good news we can all be together / When
Jesus comes to bring us on home

Oh, yeah, ain't that real good news / Oh
yeah, ain't that real good news / Go on
hang up your blues

Good news . . . ain't that real good news /
Good news . . . ain't that real good news /
Good news . . . ain't that real good news /
Jesus gonna bring us on home

Oh yeah, ain't that real real good news /
ain't that real real good news / Oh yeah,
ain't that real good news / Go on hang up
your blues

	break

Good news Christ is returning / Good
news now the world is learning / Good
news Christ is returning / And Jesus gonna
bring us on home

come down make you feel alright / like a
thief in the middle of the night / come
down make you feel alright / like a thief in
the middle of the night

   © 1976 KING OF HEARTS PUBLISHING


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