2008 – The Beauty of It All

Lyrics from the 2008 EP “The Beauty of It All”

The Best of Life
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

We were driving down into the city
Gathering speed and life
Over crossroads, by the railway station
Singing to the night

And as the radio played the street lights swayed
And it seemed they were dancing along
And we laughed out loud at the world around
Cause the city was singing our song

Oh life is better when we get together
Cold or summer nights
We build stories straight into the morning
And that’s The Best of Life

We were singing around a blazing fire
Late one Thursday night
Sand surrounding all that’s left of August
By the firelight

And as the radio played the campfire swayed
And it seemed it was dancing along
And we laughed out loud at the world around
Cause tonight we were singing our song

Oh life is better when we get together
Cold or summer nights
We build stories straight into the morning
And that’s The Best of Life

You can spend your life just hiding in your walls
But the world is here when the stone around you falls
And as far as we can see
I think we can all agree that

Life is better when we get together
Cold or summer nights
We build stories straight into the morning
And that’s The Best of Life
That’s the Best of Life
That’s the Best of Life

Love Me Still
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz 

There’s a reason for the way
That the tides they keep on turning
And the way our future’s change

And there is always another day
And when I turn and see your face I know
That’s where my heart will stay

So love me always
Love Me Still
If tomorrow passion’s wilt
Love me always
Love Me Still
Love Me Still

There is summer and there is fall
And there’s a reason for the way you see
The Beauty of It All
And there is springtime after snow
And as the seasons keep on changing
Well my heart will always know

To Love you always
To love you still
If tomorrow passions wilt
I’ll love you always
Love you still
Love Me Still

I Love You
In this youth we have today
And I will Love You
When our youth and beauty fade
And in the night when I lay by your side
I will sing this sweet lullaby

Love me always
Love Me Still
If tomorrow all our youth and beauty wilt
I’ll love you always
Love you still
Love Me Still

Namesake
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

Tuesday nights
Sitting by the fireside
Okay, it’s just a candle I lit for you

Wondering why
I always end up crying
Wishing I could ask you for your advice
But your spirit’s slowly dying

And here by your candle I say a prayer
That you will watch out for me up there
‘Cause I am your Namesake and I proudly hold
The name of a woman
Who never grew old

You lived a life
Full of unstoppable drive
The stories you would sing me
Of the places you’d been

Of Niagara Falls
And all of the Inauguration Balls
You gave to me your music so lovingly 
You brought out the city girl in me

And here by your candle I say a prayer
That you will watch out for me up there
‘Cause I am your Namesake and I proudly hold
The name of a woman
Who never grew old

And I want to thank you for your inspiration
But mostly for a mother who is my salvation

And here by your candle I say a prayer
That you will watch out for me up there
‘Cause I am your Namesake and I proudly hold
The name of a woman
Who never grew old

Where Are You Now
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

One day you will want me and that day I will be gone
Every day it haunts me that our lives just move right on
No matter what the secrets and no matter what the pain
We keep moving forward through the darkness,
Through the rain

One day you will realize that there’s nothing there to fear
And on the day you realize that you’ll try to pull me near
But God forbid our lives have led us down two separate roads
You will wonder why it took so long for you to know

Where Are You Now?
And what keeps me from you?
Please tell me how you wait so long

I see it in your silence and I see it in your stare
I see it in the way you leave an ease upon the air
But all I have to give you are the words that I have said
And all that you have given are the questions in my head

Where Are You Now?
And what keeps me from you?
Please tell me how you wait so long

I’m gone tomorrow
But I’m here today
Yes I’m gone tomorrow
Unless you say

Where Are You Now?
And what keeps me from you?
Please tell me how you wait so long

I Miss You
music and lyrics by Mary Scholz

Remembering your face
Rememb’ring your embrace
Again
Remembering your smile
Rememb’ring all the miles I’d drive
To be by your side

And I Miss You
Yes I Miss You
Days change but I feel the same again

Relaxing on the couch
And laughing all about
The day
Your fingers through my hair
Our shoes thrown everywhere
And I know
My heart will never go

And I Miss You
Yes I Miss You
Days change but I feel the same again

And I know it’s the way that this must go
But I know your heart
It beats the same as mine
And until you’re home
(Yeah Yeah Yeah)

I will Miss You
Yes I will Miss You
Days change but I feel the same again

Susanna
music and lyrics by Stephen Foster and Mary Scholz

(Oh Susannah)
I’ve come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee
I’ve come to Louisiana my true love for to see
It rained so hard the day I met
The weather, it was dry
The sun so hot I froze to death
Susannah, don’t you cry

Oh Susannah, oh don’t you cry for me
Oh I’ve come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee

I had a dream the other night when everything was still
I thought I saw Susanna coming down the hill
The buckwheat cake was in her mouth
A tear was in her eye
Says I, I’m coming from the south
Susannah, don’t you cry

Oh Susannah, oh dont you cry for me
Oh I’ve come from Alabama with a banjo on my kneww

(Susanna)

Give me a song
A song that feels
And give me a voice
A voice that heals
Yes give me a song to sing
When the earth bends
And give me the ear to hear where this story ends
So I can

Sing to Susanna
Sing to Susanna
For all that it’s worth
Sing to Susanna
Sing to Susanna
Whenever it hurts
And she might just hear this song
And she might just sing along
Susanna

I saw her walking down that hill
And I keep on thinking that she will
Yes I keep on thinking that she will walk right up to me
But I know that she is where she chooses to be
Oh Susanna

Sing to Susanna
Sing to Susanna
To know what you’re worth
Sing to Susanna
Sing to Susanna
Come home when it hurts
And I pray you’ll hear this song
Cause I know you’ll sing along
Susanna

I’ve come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee
I’ve come to Louisiana…
I’ve come to set you free

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