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Playing The Grace Card

Alan Curtis  •  Album

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Playing the Grace Card emphasize the multidimensional grace of God. Warm chordal colors and contagious world rhythms combine to make for a a sonically sweet and spiritually uplifting experience.

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HEART OF PRAISE
Words and music by Alan Curtis

VERSE
Day after day you keep on blessing treating us right
Your love transforms us you have been our guiding light
All the days, every day of our lives
You keep us steady bringing a heart of praise

VERSE
Every night after night you keep on blessing you give us rest
All transgression’s been removed far as east is from the west
All the days, every day of our lives
You keep us steady bringing a heart of praise

BRIDGE
Look upon that sweet sunrise coloring up the eastward sky
And praise him in the morning
Did you see that setting sun going down over the great ocean?
Praise
Look up at a billion stars and you realize how small we are
And you will praise him in the evening
When you lay your head to rest, feel your heart beat in your chest
Praise him with a heart of praise

VERSE
Day after day you keep on blessing treating us right
Your love transforms us you have been our guiding light
All the days, every day of our lives
You keep us steady bringing a heart of praise

Coro #1
Let the mountains sing let the rocks cry out
Let the trumpet ring let the people shout
With a heart of praise

Coro #2
Con mucho corazon y con amor
Todo tu pueblo te alaban Senor
Todo tu pueblo te alaban
Te alabamos, ‘pa adelante cantamos

Coro #3
Creation sings in unity at every opportunity
We could sing in unity tell me why don’t we

© 2013 Alan Brian Curtis (SESAC) © 2013 Benevolent Songs (SESAC)

OVERFLOWING
Words and Music by Alan Curtis

VERSE
You changed my life with all the love you’re showing
You made it right, you filled to overflowing
With a love that is strong and it would be wrong
To keep it all to myself, I’ve got to give it away
Just like you gave it to me

VERSE
There’s many hurting out there and their pain’s unspoken
‘Cause they think no one cares and their lives are broken
A song of hope may I sing, good news may I bring
To somone hurting out there
This is my prayer, fill me to overflowing

CHORUS
Overflowing, please don’t let your love stop
Overflowing, up and over the top
Overflowing, with your love from above
Overflowing, with your spirit of love

BRIDGE
Your love has made me alive
Your love I need to survive

ADDITIONAL LYRICS
Keep it going until I fill right up to
Overflowing, fill me to overflowing
Keep on growing me up until your love is showing
Flowing through me, fill me to overflowing

© 2013 Alan Brian Curtis (SESAC) © 2013 Benevolent Songs (SESAC)

GRACIOUS
Words and music by Alan Curtis

VERSE
You make the sun to rise upon every continent
But we don’t recognize or give acknowledgement
And you send the rain to fall on both good and evil men
And every time we slip and fall you pick us up again

CHORUS
Gracious Gracious Gracious Gracious
You are gracious
Gracious Gracious Gracious
Still sending your rain to fall
From the heavens to the earth

VERSE
And you breathe the breath of life into every living thing
And sometimes we use that breath to deny that you exist
Forgive us Lord our trespasses as others we forgive
An eye for eye a tooth for tooth is not the way to live
So help us be

CHORUS
Gracious Gracious Gracious so Gracious
You are so gracious so we need to be
Gracious Gracious Gracious more Gracious

BRIDGE
Gracious when we’re not worthy
Patient and full of mercy
Though we’ve wandered far away
We hide we run under the sun
But you’re still the gracious one
You are the gracious one
Selah

© 2013 Alan Brian Curtis (SESAC) © 2013 Benevolent Songs (SESAC)

SOLOMONS SONG
Music and lyrics by Alan Brian Curtis
Some lyrics adapted from Proverbs 22:18

VERSE
Mr. Dot Com CEO another chapter 7 bad scenario
Like some rookie pitcher facing Ichiro
Trouble gonna find him, don’t matter what he throws

CHORUS
But somewhere he read, Solomon said it in the good book yeah
A merry heart like a medicine boy, will do you some good
Clear out your head fix it up and give yourself a new look child
A merry heart like a medicine boy, will do you some good

VERSE
Now Mrs. Online SSRI
Got free shipping with 3 months supply
Should have read the label before the buy
The side effects won’t kill you just make you wanna die

CHORUS
Somewhere she read, Solomon said it in the good book yeah
A merry heart like a medicine boy, will do you some good
Clear out your head fix it up and give yourself a new look child
A merry heart like a medicine boy, will do you some good

BRIDGE
When you’re ready to talk then big daddy will hear
He says that the game’s played mostly between your ears

ADDITIONAL LYRICS
Now when it seems like every little thing gone wrong
For times like those that we wrote this song
So give it up forget the score
Pray a lot and laugh some more
A good ol’ belly laugh a day
Will help to keep your blues away

REPEATING CHORUS VARIATIONS
Clear out your head fix it up and give yourself a new look child
A merry heart like a medicine boy, will do you some good

Somewhere they read Solomon he said
He said, they read, they read he said
A merry heart like a medicine boy, will do you some good
Boom laka boom laka boom laka laka laka
Boom laka boom laka boom laka shaka shaka shaka

Clear out your head fix it up and give yourself a new look child
A merry heart like a medicine boy, will do you some good

And Mr. Shlomo he said
Solomon he said
He said in a good book oh yeah
A merry heart like a medicine boy, will do you some good

© 2013 Alan Brian Curtis (SESAC) © 2013 Benevolent Songs (SESAC)

TAKING IT LIGHT
Words and music by Alan Brian Curtis

CHORUS
We’re taking it light
We’re taking it light but we don’t take it lightly baby
We’re taking it light but we don’t take it lightly sugar

VERSE
Do you remember when we first met?
No one gave us much of a chance
“You’ll never make it together” they said
Now it makes us laugh every time they ask
“How has your love lasted so long?”
We just laugh and tell them, we’ve been

CHORUS
Taking it light but we don’t take it lightly baby
We’re still taking it light but we don’t take it lightly sugar

BRIDGE
Now my favorite moment of the day
Is the end of the phone call when I hear you say
“Baby I love you,” I say “I love you too
And I will be home soon we’ve got some things to do”
We just keep on keep on

CHORUS
Taking it light but we don’t take it lightly baby
We’re taking it light but we don’t take it lightly
Little sugar ‘cause you’re my little shoogie woogie
Girl you make oogie boogie

CHORUS BREAKDOWN
Taking it light baby, sugar, baby
Taking it light but we don’t take it lightly baby
‘Cause you’re my little shoogie woogie
Girl you make oogie boogie

OUTRO CHORUSES
You’re my sugar baby we still got it going on
Taking it light but we don’t take it lightly baby
‘Cause our love is like a steamroller
And there ain’t nothing ever gonna be able to stand in our way
Never be mountain high enough
Never be valley so low oh no so
There ain’t nothing ever gonna be able to stand in our way
We’re taking it light, taking it light
And there ain’t nothing ever gonna be able to stand in our way

© 2013 Alan Brian Curtis (SESAC) © 2013 Benevolent Songs (SESAC)

BENEVOLENCIA
Music and lyrics by Alan Brian Curtis

VERSE
Time to wake up but there is more to dream
So she hides beneath the covers
She’s halfway in between, she hears mother scream

CHORUS
Benevolencia
Get up girl and wash your face it’s time to go to school
Benevolencia
Get dressed and make your bed because that’s what good girls do

VERSE
She tries to be good but she don’t wanna lose
All she wants is to be happy
Screwtape is hanging ‘round with a clever ruse

CHORUS
Benevolencia
Find truth and you’ll find love, find virtue then take aim
When you fall you will get back up and you will live up to your name

BRIDGE
Il semble bourgeois
Ta Ethika
Goodness is the key
If you want to be happy and free

VERSE
Now she’s grown up to be a lovely child
And she really needs to know that
Her daddy’s very proud and she makes him smile

CHORUS
Benevolencia, Benevolencia
You are the reason why there’s blue up in the sky
You are the apple of your daddy’s loving eye
Benevolencia

oh-a-o-o-a-o
oh-o-o-a-o
Oh-a oye mi hija

oh-a-o-o-a-o
oh-o-o-a-o-o-a
yah-weh-he-see-ya

© 2013 Alan Brian Curtis (SESAC) © 2013 Benevolent Songs (SESAC)

TROPICAL PARADISE
Words and music by Alan Brian Curtis

VERSE
It’s a garden of delight filled with exquisite sights
Sunny days and balmy nights and the ocean breeze
Keep me feeling all right

CHORUS
In this tropical paradise, It’s a tropical paradise

VERSE
No one here is watching the clock
They are living outside the box
Music flows, rhythm rocks
They don’t wear no shoes, ‘cause they don’t own no socks

CHORUS
In this tropical paradise, It’s a tropical paradise

BRIDGE
So swing on down for the winter time
You can sleep in a hammock it’s all on my dime
Living is easy and the water’s fine
And we’ll be giants here in our own minds

And it feels so nice Tropical Paradise
And it feels so nice Tropical Paradise
Feels so nice, feels just right
Platano, beans and rice
And it feels so nice to know
Today you’ll be with me in paradise

CHORUS
In this tropical paradise, It’s a tropical paradise

ADDITIONAL LYRICS
Montaña, playa y sol
Somehow we just gotta go
To the tropical paradise
Economical check out the price
Hay mango, el coco y guayaba

© 2013 Alan Brian Curtis (SESAC) © 2013 Benevolent Songs (SESAC)

JAMMING IN THE BIG HOUSE
Music and lyrics by Alan Brian Curtis and Amy Duncan

CHORUS
We’re jamming in the big house tonight
And sweet Mary’s cooking too
Gonna pound and grind the fufu just right
No telling what this jam might turn into

Gonna pound it, pound it
Jamming in the big house
Pound it, pound it
Jamming in the big house

VERSE
Bring your whistles and your drums
Bring your voices too
Come on everybody join into this dance
Mama, papa, brother, sis are here and having fun
So Martha don’t worry now don’t make no other plans

CHORUS
We’re jamming in the big house tonight
With blind Bartholomew
Lately he’s been seeing all right
Simon’s gonna wash some dishes too

VERSE
We’ll be shaking down the doors and dancing in the street
Mr. Didymus don’t you doubt no more
Rebecca hang your school books up it’s time for you to play
Hey Darian no more push ups on the floor

CHORUS
We’re jamming in the big house tonight
And sweet Mary’s cooking too
Gonna pound and grind the fufu just right
No telling what this jam might turn into

SWAHILI CHORUS
Yesu mfalme wa wafalme
Yesu mfalme wa wafalme

© 2013 Alan Brian Curtis (SESAC) & Amy Duncan (BMI) © 2013 Benevolent
Songs (SESAC)

CAN YOU FEEL IT?
Music and lyrics by Alan Brian Curtis

Can you feel it in your soul?
Este ritmo del montuno
Como pica este montuno
From your head down to your toes

Feel it! Montuno
Feel it, feel it!

© 2013 Alan Brian Curtis (SESAC) © 2013 Benevolent Songs (SESAC)

THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS
Words and music by Alan Brian Curtis
Some lyric adaptations from Luke 2:8-17; Isa 9:6

Verse
In the orient nations among vocations
The hireling shepherd is the lowest of low
But with infinite wisdom
God worked outside of the system
And he chose the shepherd as the first one to know

Chorus
The story of Christmas
Fills the restless heart with awesome wonder
No longer forlorn, the shepherd is his witness
Conventionality is torn asunder
The Savior is born, O blessed Christmas
Born to us this day the servant king

Verse
Year one AD now had started so the shepherds departed
For the city of David that is called Bethlehem
Having gazed on the picture, foreshadowed in the scripture
They publicized widely what was made known to them

Chorus
The story of Christmas
Fills the restless heart with awesome wonder
No longer forlorn, the shepherd is his witness
Conventionality is torn asunder
The Savior is born, O blessed Christmas
Born to us this day the servant king

Vamp
For unto us a son has been given
And his name shall be called
Wonderful
For unto us a child has been born
And his name
Counselor
And his name shall be called
Dr. Jesus
Mighty God, he is a great physician
Everlasting Father
He is the prince of peace
And we will call his name Wonderful
He’s the mighty counselor
Everybody sings the praises of the mighty God
He is a mighty, mighty, mighty, mighty, mighty God
Everlasting Father
Prince of Peace
He is a wonderful counselor
And ain’t it wonderful that his services are free
He don’t need no PHD
You might be smoking crack or taking LSD
But he provides worldwide free delivery
Everlasting father
Everybody Merry Christmas Happy New Year!
I love you

© 2013 Alan Brian Curtis (SESAC) © 2013 Benevolent Songs (SESAC)