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released April 13, 2014

All songs written by Andy Babb (SESAC)
Produced by Patrick Hanson and Andy Babb
Recorded at Ability Media Productions by Patrick Hanson
Mixed by Patrick Hanson and Doug Wingert (Love Will Win)
Mastered by Doug Wingert
Copyright 2014

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Andy Babb and the Big Beautiful Band Denver, Colorado

A fun, funky, folk rock outfit from Denver, CO, whose music will have you singin', dancin' and clappin' your hands in no time at all! Andy Babb's vibrant personality and contagiously bright outlook shines through his songs and performances. His "Big Beautiful Band" is an ever evolving community of musicians and friends, whose focus is to spread good times through good music. Come join the fun! ... more

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Track Name: Lord Have Mercy
Whoa-oh-ooo whoa whoa, whoa –oh-o!
Whoa whoa oo whoa whoa!
Whoa oh ooo whoa whoa, whoa-oh-o!
Lord Have Mercy On me

Whoa oh ooo whoa whoa, whoa oh o
Whoa whoa oo whoa whoa
Whoa oh ooo whoa whoa, whoa oh o
Lord Have Mercy, Mercy on me

Got no family, got no home, Lord have mercy on me
Lone wolf howlin’ all alone, Lord have mercy, mercy on me
Big river risin can’t swim or float, Lord have mercy on me
Burned my bridges and pawned my boat, Lord have mercy, mercy on me

Whoa-oh-ooo whoa whoa, whoa –oh-o!
Whoa whoa oo whoa whoa!
Whoa oh ooo whoa whoa, whoa-oh-o!
Lord Have Mercy On me

Cold wind howling no shelter in sight, Lord have mercy on me
Lonesome tumbleweed shaking with fright, Lord have mercy, mercy on me
Drowned in darkness crave your light, Lord have mercy on me
I'm here shakin’ like a child in the night, Lord have mercy, mercy on me

Whoa-oh-ooo whoa whoa, whoa –oh-o!
Whoa whoa oo whoa whoa!
Whoa oh ooo whoa whoa, whoa-oh-o!
Lord Have Mercy On me
Mercy, oh oh oh, Mercy, oh oh oh mercy on my soul
Mercy, oh oh oh, Mercy, oh oh oh mercy on my soul

Whoa-oh-ooo whoa whoa, whoa –oh-o!
Whoa whoa oo whoa whoa!
Whoa oh ooo whoa whoa, whoa-oh-o!
Lord Have Mercy On me

CHORD CHART:::::

Chorus A (First Time Acapella)
G Bb G Bb C
Whoa oh ooo whoa whoa, whoa oh o
G Bb G
Whoa whoa oo whoa whoa
G Bb G G Bb C
Whoa oh ooo whoa whoa, whoa oh o
D C Bb C Bb G G G
Lord Have Mercy On me (hit!)

Chorus B (drums and bass come in)
G Bb G Bb C
Whoa oh ooo whoa whoa, whoa oh o
G Bb G
Whoa whoa oo whoa whoa
G Bb G G Bb C
Whoa oh ooo whoa whoa, whoa oh o
D C Bb C Bb G D C Bb G G
Lord Have Mercy On, Mercy on me hit! (full band)

Instrumental Chorus A

Verse 1
G Bb G F F G G G Bb C D
Got no family, got no home, lord have mercy on me
D C Bb G Bb Bb G-F G Bb C D C Bb G
Lone wolf howlin all a-lone, lord have mercy, mercy on me
Big River Risin can’t swim or float, Lord have mercy on me
Burned my bridges and pawned my boat

Chorus A

Verse 2
G Bb G F F G G G Bb C D
Cold wind howling no shelter in sight , lord have mercy on me
D C Bb G Bb Bb G-F G G Bb C D C Bb G
Lonesome tumbleweed shaking with fright, lord have mercy, mercy on me
G Bb G F F G G G Bb C D
Drowned in darkness crave your light, lord have mercy on me
D C Bb Bb G Bb Bb G-F G Bb C D C Bb G
I'm here shakin like a child in the night, Lord have mercy, mercy on me

Bridge 1
F – G F - G
Have Mercyy, oh Lord have Mercy
Bb – C Bb G
Oh Lord Have Mercy, on my soul (X2)

Bridge 2
F – G Bb C DD (Keys break)
F – G Bb C DD (Bass break)
F – G Bb C DD (drum break)
F – G Bb F FFGG

(guitar solo over chorus)

Chorus A and B same as intro (A=acapella, B=bass and drums)
Track Name: Strange Existence
Nothing's so evident Nobody's listening
Nothing's so clear Nobody cares
Nothing with last Nobody's eyes are open
Nothing but love and fear Noone's aware
Nothing to hold on to Nobody dancin' free
Nothing is real Nobody dares
Noone can understand Nobody's living right
the way I feel They fear the stares


Its a strange existence that we're living in
Its a strange tiime
Its a strange reaction to be giving in
to these strange thoughts, strange thoughts in my mind

We all have blood on our hands
We all have sex on the brain
We all think that we're sinners
We all believe we're insane
We got the truth inside
We just don't trust our minds
We push it down
Fooled by this

quiet verse to build up
I dont fear the dark, I don't trust my eyes
I don't hear its bark, I've heard too many lies
I know this can't be all, I know there's more
I've seen the mighty ocean, I felt her roar

CHORD CHART:::

riff A
DDDG DDDG DDDG DDDD
GGEG GGEG AAA

D GGG V2
Nothings so evident Nobody's listening
D DDD
Nothings so clear Nobody cares
G
Nothing with last Nobody's eyes are open
AAA
Nothing but love and fear Noones aware
D G
Nothing to hold on to Nobody dancing free
D
Nothing is real Nobody dares
G
Noone can understand Nobody living right
A
the way I feel RIFF A We fear the stares

A G D
Its a straaaaaange existence that we're living in
A GGDD
Its a straaaange tiime
A G D
Its a straaaaange reaction to be giving in
A Em A Riff A
to these straaaaange thoughts, strange thoughts in my mind

We all have blood on our hands
We all have sex on the brain
We all think that we're sinners
We all believe we're insane
We got the truth inside
We just don't trust our minds
We push it down
Fooled by this TO CHORUS

BRIDGE: D GG D
A GG A GG
D GG D
A GG A GG
Em F#m G G7

quiet verse to build up
I dont fear the dark, I don't trust my eyes
I don't hear its bark, I've heard too many lies
I know this can't be all, I know there's more
I've seen the mighty ocean, I felt her roar
Track Name: Live Life In My Own Way
I'm always leavin, Never stayin,
always runnin, always praying
Can't stop movin, can't slow down
my feet are liftin', up off the ground

And I don't want to come back down, cuz I like it here on my cloud
No I don't want to do what you say, I wanna live in my own way

I got questions down deep inside,
that you can't answer with your little mind.
So you go your way, and I'll go mine
And if we meet up, well that'd be just fine

And I don't want to come back down, cuz I like it here on my cloud
No I don't want to do what you say, I wanna live in my own way

Don't tell me how life's suppose to be!
That's just your version of reality
Don't bring me down with all your fears!
Their propaganda's ringing in your ears

You tell me I'm a dreamer, I say you've got that right
You try and tell me that the sun is dead,but I say its only night
and in the morning, comes the clear sun light,
and you watch me fly, clear outta sight

And I don't want to come back down, cuz I like it here on my cloud
No I don't want to do what you say, I wanna live in my own way


CHORD CHART:::

D A D A D A
I'm always leavin, Never stayin,
D E D A D A
always runnin, always praying
D A D A D A
Can't stop movin, can't slow down
D E D A
my feet are liftin', up off the ground

D E A D A E D A DD A
So I don't want to come back down, cuz I like it here on my cloud
D G A E D A
No I don't want to do what you say, I wanna live in my own way

I got questions down deep inside,

that you can't answer with your little mind

So you go your way, and I'll go mine

And if we meet up, well that'd be just fine

CHORUS

E! D! A D A
Don't tell me how life's suppose to be!
E! D! A D A
That's just your version of reality
Bm D
Don't bring me down with all your fears!
Bm E (cut!) to Slow blues:
Their propaganda's ringing in your ears

D A
You tell me I'm a dreamer, I say you've got that right
D E
You try and tell me that the sun is dead,but I say its only night
D A
and in the morning, comes the clear sun light,
E D A D
and you watch me fly, clear outta sight

CHORUS
Track Name: Ants In Your Honey
Don't blame the ants in your honey
Don't blame the bees in your cheese
Don't blame the fly for bein in your pie
We're all just tryin' to get by

We're all pieces of the bigger picture
We are petals on the flower of life
Each one has its place, each one gives life a new taste
We're the sugar, we're the salt, we're the spice

Don't blame the ants in your honey
Don't blame the bees in your cheese
Don't blame the fly for bein in your pie
We're all just tryin' to get by

Yes its true that little bird may wear bright colors
Yes its true that little bird may wear all black
Yes its true that bird is blue but its no different than you
So go ahead and take a big step back

Cuz from outer space we all just look like ants
but to ants we may look like Gi-ants so...

Don't blame the ants in your honey
Don't blame the bees in your cheese
Don't blame the fly for bein in your pie
We're all just tryin' to get by
say we're all just tryin' to get by
yea we're all just tryin', to get by

CHORD CHARTS:::

G C G C
don't blame the ants in your honey
G G7
don't blame the bees in your cheese
C G
Don't blame the fly for bein in your pie
D C G
We're all just tryin' to get by

G C
We're all pieces of the bigger picture
G D G
We are petals on the flower of life
G C
Each one has its place, each one gives life a new taste
G D G D G
we're the sugar, we're the salt, we're the spice (to chorus)

Yes its true that little bird may wear bright colors
Yes its true that little bird may wear all black
Yes its true that bird is blue but its no different than you
D C G C G
(slow) So go ahead and take a big step back (hold)

C (hold) G (hold)
Cuz from outer space we all just look like ants
D C G C G
but to ants we may look like.... gi-ants so...

CHORUS X2

G C G C
don't blame the ants in your honey
G G7
don't blame the bees in your cheese
C G
Don't blame the fly for bein in your pie
D C G
We're all just tryin' to get by
D C G
say we're all just tryin to get by
D C (HOLD) C C G D! G!
yea we're all just tryiiiiiiin, to get byyyyyyyyyyyyyy


Don't blame the ants in your honey
Don't blame the bees in your cheese
Don't blame the fly for bein in your pie
We're all just tryin' to get by

We're all pieces of the bigger picture
We are petals on the flower of life
Each one has its place, each one gives life a new taste
We're the sugar, we're the salt, we're the spice

Yes its true that little bird may wear bright colors
Yes its true that little bird may wear all black
Yes its true that bird is blue but its no different than you
So go ahead and take a big step back

Cuz from outer space we all just look like ants
but to ants we may look like Gi-ants so...

Don't blame the ants in your honey
Don't blame the bees in your cheese
Don't blame the fly for bein in your pie
We're all just tryin' to get by
say we're all just tryin' to get by
yea we're all just tryin', to get by
Track Name: Love Found Me
Cupid flew into my window this morning
Looked just like a little bird
Shot his arrows without warning
Now your name's my favorite word

And I couldn't be (couldn't be), couldn't be (couldn't be)
couldn't be (couldn't be) couldn't be more in love (if I tried)
And I shouldn't be (shouldn't be), shouldn't be (shouldn't be)
shouldn't be (shouldn't be), shouldn't be so surprised (but I am)
cuz I was beaten I was broken and alone
yes it was raining I was soaked right to the bone
but love found me (oh, ah-oh, oh, oh)
love found me (oh, ah-oh, oh, oh)
When I least expected, I was resurrected
Love found me

Truth be told I wasn't ready
when you came into my life
My rocky road's now smooth and steady
You cut through my problems like a knife

Now there are some things in life I can't explain
until I start using my heart and not my brain
now please believe what I'm saying is true
if love came along and saved me love can come and save you too

And you couldn't be (couldn't be) couldn't be (couldn't be)
couldn't be, more in love if you tried
And you should be (shouldn't be) shouldn't be (shouldn't be)
shouldn't be, no you shouldn't be so suprised

so if you're beaten and you're broken and alone
and if it's rainin' and you're soaked right to the bone

Love will find you Oh Ah Oh OH Ohhhhh
Love will find you Oh Ah Oh OH Ohhhhh
yeaaAAaa Oh Ah Oh Oh Ohhhhh
yeaAAaa Oh Ah Oh oh Ohhhhh

When you least expect it, you'll be resurrected
Ohhhhh Ah Oh ohhhhhhhhhhh
LOVE FOUND ME


CHORD CHARTS:::

G F# Em Em F#
Cupid flew into my window this morning
G Em
Looked just like a little bird
Am Em
Shot his arrows without warning
Am D G
Now your name's my favorite word
G
And I couldn't be (couldn't be), couldn't be (couldn't be)
D
couldn't be (couldn't be) couldn't be more in love (if I tried)
G
And I shouldn't be (shouldn't be), shouldn't be (shouldn't be)
D D7
shouldn't be (shouldn't be), shouldn't be so surprised (but I am)
Em G D
cuz I was beaten I was broken and alone
Em G D
yes it was raining I was soaked right to the bone
C G D
but love found me (oh, ah-oh, oh, oh)
C G D
love found me (oh, ah-oh, oh, oh)
Am Em G D
When I least expected, I was resurrected
Am C D! N/C
Love found me

Truth be told I wasn't ready
when you came into my life
My rocky road's now smooth and steady
You cut through my problems like a knife

Break: Em G D G
Em G D G
Am G D G
Am C D

Em G D
Now there are some things in life I can't explain
G Em G D
until I start using my heart and not my brain
Em G D
now please believe what I'm saying is true
Am C D
if love came along and saved me love can come and save you too

LAST CHORUS

And you couldn't be (couldn't be) couldn't be (couldn't be)
couldn't be, more in love if you tried
And you should be (shouldn't be) shouldn't be (shouldn't be)
shouldn't be, no you shouldn't be so suprised

so if you're beaten and you're broken and alone
and if it's rainin' and you're soaked right to the bone

Love will find you Oh Ah Oh OH Ohhhhh
Love will find you Oh Ah Oh OH Ohhhhh
yeaaAAaa Oh Ah Oh Oh Ohhhhh
yeaAAaa Oh Ah Oh oh Ohhhhh

When you least expect it, you'll be resurrected
Ohhhhh Ah Oh ohhhhhhhhhhh
LOVE FOUND ME (G!)
Track Name: Greater Than Gold
Tina's worked the 9 to 5 since the day she turned 16
She smiles as she wipes down the tables, always loves to keep things lookin clean
She knows everybody's name that comes into the diner
People wonder why she's so happy what's goin' on insider her?
but if you take a closer look at the way she ends her day
you will find the answer as she kneels down to pray

Cuz when you're thankful for the life that you live
There'll be no limit to the love you can give
yea when you're thankful in your heart and your soul
You'll have a wealth inside that's greater than gold

Peter don't understand why life's done him so wrong
he claims that he's victim so he sits and begs all day long
Tina walks by him on the street, puts her hard earned tips inside his jar
She smiles as she looks him in the eyes "says darlin your gonna get far"
once you learn to see the good in every situation
you know that you get what you give in this Karmic vibration

Yea when you're thankful for the life that you live
There'll be no limit to the love you can give
Yea when you're thankful in your heart and your soul
you'll have a wealth inside that's greater than gold

Its hard to feel sad ...... (when your thankful) its easy to Love..... (when you're thankful)
Its hard to be mad.... ^^^^ its easy to smile...
Its hard to feel poor... ^^^ its easy to give...
Its hard to want more.... ^^ its amazing to live being thankful

Yea when you're thankful for the life that you live
There'll be no limit to the love you can give
Yea when you're thankful in your heart and your soul
you'll have a wealth inside that's greater than gold, greater than gold

CHORD CHARTS:::

G F C
Tina's worked the 9 to 5 since the day she turned 16

She smiles as she wipes down the tables, always loves to keep things lookin clean

She knows everybody's name that comes into the diner

People wonder why she's so happy what's goin' on insider her?
Am G D
but if you take a closer look at the way she ends her day
Am C D
you will find the answer as she kneels down to pray

F G
Cuz when you're thankful for the life that you live
F G
There'll be no limit to the love you can give
C G
yea when you're thankful in your heart and your soul
C D G
You'll have a wealth inside that's greater than gold

Peter don't understand why life's done him so wrong
he claims that he's victim so he sits and begs all day long
Tina walks by him on the street, puts her hard earned tips inside his jar
She smiles as she looks him in the eyes "says darlin your gonna get far"
once you learn to see the good in every situation
you know that you get what you give in this Karmic vibration

Yea when you're thankful for the life that you live
There'll be no limit to the love you can give
Yea when you're thankful in your heart and your soul
you'll have a wealth inside that's greater than gold

(Whole Bridge X2, building in intensity til the end)
G
Its hard to feel sad ...... (when your thankful) its easy to Love..... (when you're thankful)
C
Its hard to be mad.... ^^^^ its easy to smile...
F
Its hard to feel poor... ^^^ its easy to give...
G
Its hard to want more.... ^^ its amazing to live being thankful

Yea when you're thankful for the life that you live
There'll be no limit to the love you can give
Yea when you're thankful in your heart and your soul
you'll have a wealth inside that's greater than gold, greater than gold
Track Name: One Life to Live
Ya Got One Life to Live so live it well
We Got ONE BIG Earth Upon which we dwell
And we can make it heaven oh or we can make it hell
Ya Got One LIfe to Live so Live it well

Now some folks live their lives in fear for what tomorrow holds
But I don't want to waste my time on things no one can know
I'd rather smile as life floats by and shed a tear when it's time to cry
I'll walk boldly in faith e'er as I go

If you think that life is hard and tough well that's what life will be
If you're looking at the problems then its problems you will see
But don't be surprised by your two eyes when your life turns out crappy
Man ya jinxed yourself and predetermined your reality

It's 'bout time we grow uuuupp and take responsibility
most of life's big problems are caused by you and me!
If we open our miiiiinds and start thinking differently
We'll soon see, just how easy, living with each other in peace can be

CHORD CHARTS:::

(C chord riff 1)
C G
Ya Got One Life to Live so live it well
G G7 C
We Got ONE BIG Earth Upon which we dwell
C C7 F Em Dm
And we can make it heaven oh or we can make it hell
C G F C (riff 1)
Ya Got One LIfe to Live so Live it well

C G
Now some folks live their lives in fear for what tomorrow holds
G7 C
But I don't want to waste my time on things no one can know
C C7 F Em Dm
I'd rather smile as life floats by and shed a tear when it's time to cry
C G F C (riff 1)
I'll walk boldly in faith e'er as I go


If you think that life is hard and tough well that's what life will be

If you're looking at the problems then its problems you will see

But don't be surprised by your two eyes when your life turns out crappy

Man ya jinxed yourself and predetermined your reality (riff 1) to chorus

(C D Em) F C
It's 'bout time we grow uuuupp and take responsibility
G C
most of life's big problems are caused by you and me!
C D Em F C
If we open our miiiiinds and start thinking differently
F (hold) Am (hold) F (hold) G G7
We'll soon see, just how easy, living with each other in peace can be, (build and drop)

CHORUS
Track Name: Love Will Win
Wake up darlin, open your eyes
The day is callin, you to rise...
like the sun, you will shine
and show the world that everything's fine

Love will win, and overcome the fear and doubt you're carryin' within
yes, Love will win, in our hearts there will be peace and our souls will float on home again

Fear not, darlin, be who you are
You were, made to, shine like a star
make friends with the darkness and you will find
it's that very darkness that makes you shine

Love will win, and overcome the fear and doubt we're carryin' within
yes, Love will win, and in our hearts there will be peace and our souls will float on home a-gain

Sleep now, angel, close your sweet eyes
We'll all be here when you rise
Have no fear for tomorrow and what it might bring
with all the love inside you, you'll be ready for anything yes

CHORD CHART:::

G C D C B G
Wake up darlin, op en your eyes
G C D C B G
Today is callin, you to ri ise
F# Em Bm
like the sun, you will shine
C D
and show the world that everything's fine

G F# Em Bm C D
cuz, Love will win, and overcome the fear and doubt you're carryin' within
G F# Em C D G
yes, Love will win, in our hearts there will be peace and our souls will float on home again

Fear not, darlin, be who you are
You were, made to, shine like a star
make friends with the darkness and you will find
it's that very darkness that makes you shine

G F# Em Bm C D
cuz, Love will win, and overcome the fear and doubt we're carryin' within
G F# Em C D Em (into bridge)
yes, Love will win, and in our hearts there will be peace and our souls will float on home a-gain

Bridge
Em l D l C l l D
Em l D l C l l

Am l C l Am l D


Sleep now, angel, close your sweet eyes
We'll all be here when you rise
Have no fear for tomorrow and what it might bring
with all the love inside you, you'll be ready for anything yes
Track Name: I'm Still Here Today
I've been hearing these predictions, that some things are gonna change
That the planetary orbits will all soon be rearranged
That the earth's delicate balance will soon get knocked from its axis
That if you have religion then nows the time to practice

but i feel deep in my heart that if the worlds do split apart
we'll go right back to the start, just like some pious piece of art
So I have no time to waste with all these mysteries of space
I've got a dream to chase with my bag and guitar case

So I say...
that the world might end tomorrow but I'm still here today

Be not anxious (be not anxious), be not stressed (be not stressed)
For the Lord of love above knows whats best
For tomorrow, come what may
I'ma live my life in freedom here today

Why should I fight, (why should I fight) what I can't see (what I can't see)
and disregard all thats in front of me (right here for me)
yes every breath is an opportunity, no nothing in this life's a guarantee

So I say...
that the world might end tomorrow but I'm still here today

Oh can't you see, that you're just so free,
Just as free as you decide that you can be
Do what you can, with what you've got
And before you know man you'll have a lot

So here I stand, at the sea's bay, thinking bout the last words that I'll say
before the waves, take me in, and I fade into the darkness yet again

CHORD CHARTS:::

Capo 5 (chord shapes relative to capo not note value)
D G
I've been hearing these predictions, that some things are gonna change
D G
That the planetary orbits will all soon be rearranged
C G
That the earth's delicate balance will soon get knocked from its axis
C D7 (hold)
That if you have religion then nows the time to practice

D G
but i feel deep in my heart that if the worlds do split apart
D G
we'll go right back to the start, just like some pious piece of art
C G
So I have no time to waste with all these mysteries of space
C D G D G
I've got a dream to chase with my bag and guitar case

Am Bm C Em D
So say...

G F#/G Em D Em G C C/B D G
that the world might end tomorrow but I'm still here today (X2)

D G
Be not anxious (be not anxious), be not stressed (be not stressed)
D G
For the Lord of love above knows whats best
C G
For tomorrow, come what may
C D G
I'ma live my life in freedom here today

Why should I fight, (why should I fight) what I can't see (what I can't see)
and disregard all thats in front of me (right here for me)
yes every breath is an opportunity, no nothing in this life's a guarantee
to chorus

-Break/solo (verse chords)
-Chorus

Oh can't you see, that you're just so free,
Just as free as you decide that you can be
Do what you can, with what you've got
And before you know man you'll have a lot
to chorus

(quiet ending)
D G D G
So here I stand, at the sea's bay, thinking bout the last words that I'll say
C G C D G
before the waves, take me in, and I fade into the darkness yet again