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ten below cover-small.JPG (29143 bytes)Cold, it's so cold for this time of year
Funny how a word can change the atmosphere
When you said  goodbye, out of the blue
Summer turned to snow
And you left me here feelin' oh so cold
like it's ten below


Cousin Blue

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Cousin Blue, you ain't no good kin o'mine
So why you hangin' round here all the time?
Is this all you have to do, can't you find another fool
How come you pick on me, Cousin Blue?

Cousin Blue, since he left me all alone
You moved in and made yourself at home
The dishes don't get done, the vacuum ain't been run
You ain't no help at all here, Cousin Blue

Bridge:
Whenever someone's down, family gathers round
So I must be related to you
But really it's OK, you don't need to stay
It makes me crazy how you follow me around
from room to room

Cousin Blue, I'm gonna call my man tonight
Dust off some sweet talk and he just might
Decide to come on back, and then you'll have to pack
Cause he won't let you stay here, Cousin Blue
He won't take kindly to you, 
Mm, mm, mm, Cousin Blue
You gotta go now, Cousin Blue


Words and music by
John Swayne, Don King
1998 Don King Music, BMI


Color Outside the Lines With Me

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She came home from school with tearful eyes,
someone else had won the prize
Teacher said that suns were never blue
Crayons scrawled across the page,
a joyful thing for one her age
But rules are rules
and this would never do

Chorus 1:
I said, darlin, you're doin' fine,
dry your eyes and keep on tryin'
I wish that I could see
the things you see
Share with me your special view,
change my yellow sun to blue
And color outside the lines with me

I came home from work the other night,
no promotion, all uptight
Wonderin' if I want to try again
Every day is much the same,
love my work but hate the games
And then my daughter took me by the hand

Chorus 2:
She said momma, are you okay
here's a picture that I made
And handed me a great big purple tree
I said darlin, I'm with you,
change my yellow sun to blue
And color outside the lines with me

Tag:
Share with me your special view,
change my yellow sun to blue
And color outside the lines with me


Words and music by:
John P. Nelson
c 1999 Absolute Zero Publishing


Midnight State Of Mind

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Last night I thought that
you were back again
You showed up
in my dreams and
walked right in
Funny how the heart
can be so blind
When you're lost
in a midnight state of mind

Chorus:
Midnight never used to be
this lonely
you were here beside me
all the time
but now the only place
I ever hold you
Is somewhere in my
midnight state of mind

Today I swore that
I was over you
After all the pain
You put me through
But in the dark
I always seem to find
You're right back
in my midnight state of mind

Tag:
Funny how the heart

can be so blind
When you're lost
in a midnight state of mind


Words and music by:
John P. Nelson
c 1999 Absolute Zero Publishing


My Bel Air

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It was mine
that old Chevrolet
I was learnin' to drive
on a hot summer day
Goin' slow at first,
but I was on my way

Chorus:
In my four door Bel Air,
turquoise green
Don't you knock my
dream machine that way
It may be slow,
but I don't care
The world is waitin'
for me and my Bel Air

Rock and roll
is all I would play
Impressin' the guys
in my Chevrolet
Goin' slow at first,
but I was on my way

Bridge:
It had Powerglide,
a spongy ride
and tail fins back to there
No Stingray but it was mine,
and we'd go anywhere

Filled it up when
I left for L.A.
Off to find me a place
and a job that'd pay
Goin' slow at first,
but I was on my way


Words and music by:
John P. Nelson
c 1999 Absolute Zero Publishing


Ten Below

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Cold, it's so cold for this time of year
Funny how a word can change
the atmosphere
When you said goodbye out of the blue
Summer turned to snow
And you left me here, feelin' oh so cold
Like it's ten below

Gray, it's so gray for a summer day
Funny how you made
the sun just fade away
Babe, as I recall the sky was blue
'Til you had to go
Now I'm sittin' here under the skies of gray
And it's ten below

Bridge:
Your love was like a  summer breeze
Meant for me alone
Your touch was warm
until those words
Chilled me to the bone


Words and music by:
John P. Nelson
c 1999 Absolute Zero Publishing


Paid In Full

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You know I used to wonder
at the price some lovers pay
I never thought I'd find myself
deep in debt this way
Payin' all the time
Buyin' back my peace of mind, well....

Chorus:
Here's my last installment,
a little more regret
A few more tender moments
I'm willing to forget
I've never missed a payment,
one more tear to fall
Your midnight bill collector
doesn't need to call
It's finally time to cancel
your mortgage on my soul
Cause after this I'm paid in full

Oh, I thought I would have
rated a little more respect
All the love you promised
and no way to collect
All these blues to pay
But I'm finally catchin' up today....oh

Tag:

Darlin', I'll be paid in full


Words and music by:
John P. Nelson
c 1999  Absolute Zero Publishing


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