THE SKY IS FALLING

LYRICS
(TAKEN VERBATIM FROM THE ORIGINAL LYRIC SHEET)
SIDE ONESIDE TWO
One True Love Counterfeit King
Through The Glass Darkly Jamey's Got The Blues
Teen King Bad Fruit
The Great American Cure Emily
Venezuela Trouble Coming
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Postcards From The Heart
King Of Hearts (Orchestral Version)
Good News (Live From Greenbelt)



ONE TRUE LOVE

you might spin till you're dizzy / just trying
to stay alive / but you're so busy hustling /
you never arrive / you never arrive

don't try being a loner / cause that's your
first mistake / go on once and admit that
you need a break / well we all need a break

you need one true love / someone who's
always there / don't try to act like you don't
care

blind men look at creation / and call it cir-
cumstance / they treat life like a gamble /
and leave it to chance / and leave it to
chance

some say love's an illusion / don't be the
wise man's fool / they just wind up with
nothing / by playing it cool / by playing
it cool

you need one true love / go on and get it
straight / you're only losing while you wait

.......

you might spin till you're dizzy / just trying
to stay alive / but you're so busy hustling /
you never arrive

you need one true love / then you can really
live / you only get back what you give

you need one true love / you need one true
love / you need on true love

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1980 KING OF HEARTS (BMI)



THROUGH THE GLASS DARKLY

i heard God was at the palace doing a one
night stand / so i went out there to see Him
with my hope in my hand / he was just a
boy of fifteen without much to say / and
when he started signing autographs i walked
away

i was standing on a corner by the market-
place / when a fellow with some leaflets
shoved one right in my face / well he poked
me with his Bible like it was a loaded gun /
and i said whatever it is you're selling man i
don't want none

all our superstars are suicidal casualties /
and our heroes die in motel rooms and
motorcades

oh it seems like all our dreams are only
fantasies / and i wonder if we'll learn from
the mistakes we've made

.......

i bumped into mr. jimi at a london hotel /
and he said let's get together but he didn't
look well / when i woke up in the morning
all the papers read / jimi hendrix overdosed
last night in bed

all our superstars are suicidal casualties /
and our heroes die in motel rooms and
motorcades

well it seems like all our dreams turn into
tragedies / and i wonder if we'll learn from
the mistakes we've made

.......

now i'm waiting at the bus stop for the bus
to arrive / and i know there must be more
to life than staying alive / well i don't know
where i'm going when i climb in but it can't
be any emptier than where i've been

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1980 KING OF HEARTS (BMI)



TEEN KING

you were a small time session man scuffling
around l.a. / nights at the troubador waiting
for a chance to play / and i remember you
were hanging around cause you had no
place to stay / man that seems like a long
long ways away

baby you're the teen king / now they call
you the teen king / now that you're a star
all the chicks in the bar know what you're
drinking

well you made yourself a name and you're
sitting on top of the world / and you smile
like a heartbreaker shaking up the little
girls / and every night when you walk on-
stage it's always just the same / you've got
twenty thousand people screaming out your
name

they come to see the teen king / now they
call you the teen king / and all the crazy
nights and the flash of the lights just leave
you blinking

oooh when are you gonna slow down / oooh
when are you gonna slow down / teen king

.......

now you're living so high that you're walk-
ing on a dangerous line / and don't you
know when you fall it's always unkind / hey
you were right when you said that it's hard
to tell the night time from the day / but
you're ending up a desperado anyway

they call you the teen king / now they call
you the teen king / well they say they love
you so but you never know just what they're
thinking

baby you're the teen king / now they call you
teen king / all the crazy nights and flash
of the lights just leave you blinking

baby you're the teen king / now they call
you the teen king / now that you're a star
all the chicks in the bar know what you're
drinking / tequila sunrise

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1980 KING OF HEARTS (BMI)



THE GREAT AMERICAN CURE

i went to the doctor all nervous and crazy /
i told him the way things were / he smiled
quite nicely and without thinking twice he
said / just try the great american cure

put your brain in neutral / turn on the tele-
vision set / kick off your shoes and don't
worry / they haven't cut the power off yet

so i went on home and i tried his prescrip-
tion / i watched till my eyeballs dried / the
good guys are winning i can't keep from grin-
ning / and i dream about the tv guide

put your brain in neutral / turn on the tele-
vision set / kick off your shoes and don't
worry / they haven't cut the power off yet

.......

so if you feel faint when you pick up the
papers / if politics make you ill / if people
upset you and high prices get you / and
you're just too broke to purchase a thrill

put your brain in neutral / turn on the tele-
vision set / kick off your shoes and don't
worry / they haven't cut the power off yet

.......

i went to the doctor all nervous and crazy /
i told him the way things were / he smiled
quite nicely and without thinking twice he
said / just try the great american cure

put your brain in neutral / turn on the tele-
vision set / kick off your shoes and don't
worry / they haven't cut the power off yet

all night movies / thing it's time to tune
out / prime time boob tube  / baby's getting
burned out

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1980 KING OF HEARTS (BMI)



VENEZUELA

my best friend's in venezuela / and he sent
me a letter and a photograph / well i miss
him so you know / his letters always make
me laugh

well he's down there in the southern sun /
where the ocean waves roll blue / walking
barefoot in the sand / you know that's some-
thing we always liked to do / and i believe /
i'll go to venezuela too

well he tells me that he's happy there / and
he doesn't really know how long he's gonna
stay / there's a gentle breeze every morning
that can blow your troubles away

i know he's searching for his peace of mind /
and a place where the pace is slow / i only
wish i was there to share just making it a
two man show / and i believe / i'm really
bound to go

oh venezuela / i can see him in the evening
dancing neath the moonlit sky / oh vene-
zuela / you take good care of that friend
of mine he's rambling blind / you treat him
kind / he's looking for his wings to fly

my best friend's in venezuela / and he sent
me a letter and a photograph / well i miss
him so you know / his letters always make
me laugh

we've gone our separate ways to see the
world / but i can still hear him say / you go
north and randy i'll go south / and i'll meet
you for a song in l.a. / and i believe / oh i
believe / i'm gonna meet the boy halfway

.......

my best friend's in venezuela / and he sent
me a letter and a photograph / well i miss
him so you know / his letters always make
me laugh

we've gone our separate ways to see the
world / but i can still hear him say / you
go north and randy i'll go south / and i'll meet
you for a song in l.a. / and i believe / oh i 
believe / oh i believe / i'm gonna meet that
boy halfway

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1980 KING OF HEARTS (BMI)
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COUNTERFEIT KING

counterfeit king in a garden that he stole /
he's the outlaw with the diamonds in his eyes

like an angel of light he'll seduce your
wandering soul / he's a master of the beau-
tiful disguise

he has reaped what he's sown in his fatal
act of pride / and he tumbles down like
lightning from the sky

and his only desire is to brand us just like
him / for in loving our own lives we're
doomed to die / we're doomed to die

now we're all out on a tightrope / too proud
to think we'll fall / you can choose the free-
dom of God's love / or laugh and lose it all

.......

so beware of the words that he'll whisper
to your heart / for he'll burn you with his
twisted tongue of fire

and the song that he sings it's like poison
to the soul / he's the counterfeit king and
he's a liar / he's just a liar / a beautiful liar

he's a beautiful liar / he's a beautiful liar /
beautiful liar

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1980 KING OF HEARTS (BMI)



JAMEY'S GOT THE BLUES

jamey's got the blues day after day after
day / i know it must be something deep
cause there's nothing i can say

that helps to ease the pain / you know i can
see in her eyes the skies are grey /
and it looks like jamey's blues are bound
to stay

she knows i really care enough to reach out
a gentle hand / but even so i guess she 
doesn't think i'd understand

that when a woman's down  / down is a 
rough and a lonely place for someone to
be / and it looks like jamey's blues won't
set her free

and jamey's got the blues / and it just ain't
right / jamey's got the blues / in the middle
of the night / jamey's got the blues / and it
hurts so bad / i wish those blues would fly
away / come on blues and fly away now

and i remember nights jamey and i would
do the town / and now she never leaves
her room and whenever i'm around

there's just not much to say / it's almost as
if we were strangers there / just filling the
room / and it looks like jamey's blues be-
came her tomb

and jamey's got the blues / jamey's got the
blues / jamey's got the blues

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1980 KING OF HEARTS (BMI)

(Originally Recorded On Get Me Out Of Hollywood)



BAD FRUIT

rushing towards oblivion like lemmings to
the sea / we stumble through this lifetime
and call it being free / yeh but knowing
where you're going and who you're meant
to be / that's what freedom means to me

we're all born with a hunger we just can't
seem to feed / yet all the things we struggle
for are not the things we need / but the
man who seeks the lord of life will find his
life indeed / satisfaction guaranteed

don't eat of that bad fruit / don't drink of
that sweet wine / it may look great from a
distance but it gets you every time

don't wait for tomorrow / grab hold of that
lifeline / there's Someone who's dying to love you
and He sings the sweetest song / and that's
where you belong

.......

history repeats itself our troubles never end /
and each new generation just fouls it up
again / well you'd think that we'd get awfully
tired of going where we've been / what a 
shabby state we're in

love can fill the hole in your soul / watch
your life begin again / come and let the
Master take control / open your heart you've
found a Friend

don't eat of that bad fruit / don't drink of
that sweet wine / it may look great from a
distance but it gets you every time

don't wait for tomorrow / grab hold of that
lifeline / there's Someone dying to love you
and He sings the sweetest song

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1980 KING OF HEARTS (BMI)



EMILY

i will not forget my sister's face the day that
she died / such a frail little girl i remember
how i cried

when she reached out to squeeze my hand
i knew her time had come / and when her
fingers slipped from mine i knew that it was
done

oh sweet emily you're going Home / sweet
emily and i can't go

looking back upon our younger days when
we'd go out to play / she was weaker than
the rest of us so we'd laugh and run away

but sometimes i'd lie awake at night and
wonder what was wrong / oh i had the feel-
ing even then that her days would not be 
long

oh sweet emily you're going Home / sweet
emily and i can't go

sometimes i almost hear her calling me / but
Heaven seems so far away

.......

i will not forget my sister's face the strange
way that she smiled / like the times she'd
gaze up in the sky when she was just a child

and i still can hear the echo of the last thing
she could say / this life is but a moment in
the morning of my day

oh sweet emily you're going Home / sweet
emily and i can't go

sweet emily you're going Home / sweet emily
and i can't go

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1980 KING OF HEARTS (BMI)



TROUBLE COMING

i see trouble coming closer every day / i see
trouble coming i just gotta get away / i hear
distant thunder rumbling at my feet / i see
people going crazy in the street

i keep having these falling dreams / and i
wake up screaming / i don't really know just
what they mean / buy my nightmare never
ends / over and over again

i see trouble coming and i don't know just
why / clouds are gathering like phantoms in
the sky / i see trouble coming it's out of
my control / there's an icy wind that's echo-
ing through my soul

i keep having these falling dreams / and i
wake up screaming / i don't really know just
what they mean / but my nightmare never
ends / over and over again

......

i see trouble coming on silent wings of
death / there's a fevered hand that's crush-
ing out our breath / i see trouble coming
closer every day / like a vulture circling
its prey / i just gotta get away / i just gotta
get away

i keep having these falling dreams / and i 
wake up screaming / i don't really know just
what they mean / but my nightmare never
ends / over and over and over

the sky is falling / the sky is falling / the sky
is falling

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1980 KING OF HEARTS (BMI)



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POSTCARDS FROM THE HEART Father, you are older than me / And in many ways you are wise / But all of my life it's hurt to see / The sadness that's in your eyes / And I know that your life has been hard / And you struggle to do your best / Now I want you to share the love I've found / And give your poor heart a rest And He'll draw close to you / If you'd only ask Him to / He would understand your heart's most secret prayer / And He's waiting there And mother, I could never forget / Your laughter and your worried tears / And all of the loving things you did / To help me through those painful years / And I know when you've given your heart / Life has often been unkind / But turning away you just might miss / The love you've waited years to find And He'll draw close to you / If you'd only ask Him to / Let Him was away the bitterness and fear / You'll see He's here ....... Dear brother, I remember the days / I'd tag along to play / And all of the childish angry things / We never really meant to say / And I know that those boys have grown up / And we'll never play those games again / And that's why I hope you'll understand / And listen to me as a friend And He'll draw close to you / If you'd only ask Him to / Let Him have the chance to show what love can do / It's there for you / It's there for you / It's there for you WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL (Also Recorded As "Letter To My Family" On Between The Glory And The Flame) KING OF HEARTS (ORCHESTRAL VERSION) 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 / Well, there's a rainbow somewhere / And you were born to be there / But you're just running in circles / Until 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. And givin' up gets easy / 'Cause it sets your soul free / When you trust Him to lead you / When all your dreams can come true with the King of hearts You can try to catch the wind / But in the end you're only wasting precious time / And life can really be so kind / Once you find the truth and follow, go on follow ....... Love can make you happy / And that's the way it should be / And it's yours for the asking / It's a gift that comes free / It's a gift that comes free / It's a gift that comes free / It's a gift that comes free from the King of hearts WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL (Another Version Was Also Recorded On Welcome To Paradise) GOOD NEWS (LIVE FROM GREENBELT) Good news Christ is returnin' / Good news now the world is learnin' / Good news Christ is returnin' / 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 / And Jesus gonna bring us on home Yeah Oh, yeah, I said ain't that real good news / Oh yeah, well ain't that real good news / Go on hang up your blues Well, well, well, well, well ain't that real good news / Ain't that real good news / Ain't that real good news / Jesus gonna bring us on home Oh yeah, I said ain't that real real good news / Ain't that real good news / Oh yeah, well ain't that real good news / Go on hang up your blues Huh ain't that real good news / Baby, good news / Ain't that... I'm gonna talk about talk about talk about good news / Ain't that real good news / Jesus gonna bring us on home Bring it home... ....... Good news Christ is returnin' / Good news and now the world is learnin' / Good news Christ is returnin' / And Jesus gonna bring us on home Well, well, well ain't that real good news / Baby, good news / Ain't that...I said I'm gonna talk about talk about talk about good news / Ain't that real good news / 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 And I'll tell you what - He's gonna 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 Come down make you feel alright / Whoa...like a thief in the middle of the night / I wouldn't lie to ya...come down make you feel alright / Yes, indeed...like a thief in the middle of the night Ain't that real good news / Ah, good news - oh yeah, oh yeah, whoo! / Ain't that real good news / Jesus gonna bring us on home Do it again...ain't that real good news / I said good news...Ain't that real good news / Ain't that real good news / You know, Jesus gonna bring us on home / Well, Jesus gonna bring us on home / Jesus gonna bring us on home Whoo, whoo, I said, I said, I said, I said / I keep on tryin' to tell you / Uh well well / Uh well well / Uh well now people ain't that real good news WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL (Originally Released On The Compilation LP Greenbelt Live!) (The Original Studio Version Was Recorded On Welcome To Paradise)

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