Mack's Songs

 

A Few Songs Written by Mack: 

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Cross at the End of the Road

Mack Bailey (Spa Creek Music ASCAP)

 

As I travel this long lonesome highway

My thoughts are heavier than my load

Each mile marker sign is a sin I left behind

'Til I reach my Cross at the end of the road,

'Til I reach my Cross at the end of the road.

 

The Lord has surely been good to me,

I wish I could say the same

I came into this world an innocent child

And I'll leave bearing Jesus' name,

And I'll leave bearing Jesus' name.

 

My memory is flying down this dark, lonely road,

Shadows of days gone by.

Miles of lost chances seem to fade through the years,

As I keep my eye on Heaven's Holy prize,

I keep my eye on Heaven's Holy prize.

 

I've logged some miles just to share my song

With nothing but this guitar in my hand,

I'll sing 'til the Lord says, "My son, come on home,

I want you here in Heaven's Holy Band,"

And I want to play in Heaven's Holy Band.

 

As I travel this long lonesome highway

My thoughts are much heavier than my load

Each mile marker sign is a sin I left behind

'Til I reach my Cross at the end of the road,

'Til I reach my Cross at the end of the road,

'Til I reach my Cross at the end of the road.

 

 

High Gear

Mack Bailey  (Spa Creek Music ASCAP)

 

Driving down this long stretch of black top

Gives a man some time to think about his worth,

All the dreams that he had as a young man and

The mark he would leave upon this earth

 

But the years have ways of moving faster

Hidden in the seasons and the tide

If you feel that life has passed you by

The desire is fading in your eyes

Reach a little deeper down inside.

 

Chorus:

Put it in high gear, donít let your wheels just turn

Put it in high gear and make that fire burn.

Lay your life before you, be a teacher while you learn

Put it in high gear and make that fire burn.

Make it burn.

 

(instrumental section)

 

Chorus

 

Bridge:

Stoke those fading embers

Make them shine so bright

Share it with the world,

Be a beacon in the night.

 

Chorus

Chorus

Make it burn, make it burn, make it burn, make it burn.

Put it in High Gear and make that fire burn.

 

 

Just Because

Mack Bailey, Tom Paxton (Spa Creek Music ASCAP) (Pax Music ASCAP)

 

Just because you can't see me doesn't mean I'm not there;

Just because you can't hear me doesn't mean I don't care;

Just because you can't make me appear out of thin air,

Just because you can't hold me doesn't mean I'm not there.

 

Just because I am gone now an ocean away

Doesnít mean you can't listen to every soft word I say

It's your name I whisper in every Prayer

Just because you can't hold me doesn't mean I'm not there.

 

Just because you can't see me doesn't mean I'm not there;

Just because you can't hear me doesn't mean I don't care;

Just because you can't make me appear out of thin air,

Just because you can't hold me doesn't mean I'm not there.

 

            On the loneliest night when it's so dark you can't see tomorrow,

            Listen deep down in your heart to the sweetest voice say:  

 

Just because you can't see me doesn't mean I'm not there

Just because you can't hear me doesn't mean I don't care

Just because you can't make me appear out of thin air

Just because you can't hold me doesn't mean I'm not there.

 

Just because you can't hold me doesn't mean I'm not there.

Doesn't mean I'm not there.

Whatever may come, love, I'll always be there.

 

 

Through Your Eyes 

Mack Bailey  (Spa Creek Music ASCAP)

 

Through your eyes I can see memories long forgotten

Through your eyes I can see a different point of view

Through your eyes I see the reasons for the tears upon your cheek

And a laugh or smile to chase those tears away.

 

Through your eyes I can see the colors of the rainbow

Through your eyes I can see a castle in the sand

Through your eyes I see the jungle in the grass above your knees

And the magic and the warmth of holding hands.

Through your eyes.

 

Through my eyes everything's so fast

With headlines and deadlines and always on the go.

Through my eyes I'll try to make it last,

But tell me, where does time go?

 

Through your eyes I can see the thunder of the sky,

Through your eyes I can see the beauty of the rain,

Through your eyes I see the need to stop and treasure precious times,

For these moments will never come again.

Through your eyes.

 

Through my eyes everything's so fast

With headlines and deadlines, and always on the go.

Through my eyes I'll try to make it last,

But tell me, where does time go?

 

Through your eyes I can see the colors of the rainbow,

Through your eyes I can see a castle in the sand,

Through your eyes I can see long forgotten memories,

And the magic and the warmth of holding hands.

Oh, there's magic and warmth in holding hands.

 

 

It's Time   - Click HERE for Sound Clip

Mack Bailey and Rachel Levy  (Spa Creek Music ASCAP/Pyramid Peak Music BMI) - 2007

 

About this song, former Vice-President Al Gore said:  "I think it is great that you both are promoting environmental awareness in your new song "It's Time"."  ~ Al Gore

 

The other day my daughter came and looked me in the eye
She said I've got a lot of questions and they all begin with why
I'm hoping that you just might have an answer or two
As to why it is we sometimes do the things we do

Like building things in places cause there's nothing else there
And taking space from animals cause we don't want to share

I looked and saw the innocence of an open eyed child
As I pondered her questions and tried to give a smile
There are times things are driven by the money it makes
We want it done now, no matter what it takes

Then she said these words that filled my heart with dismay
Is there time to change so kids like me will have another day

It's time to stop thinking in red or black
It's time to stop taking and give it back
It's time to change the plan of attack
It's time, it's time, it's time

We talked of how the Earth it is our only home
And it's running out of ways it can sustain it's own
With the way our lives are changing every day
We all could be more mindful in the smallest ways

Just knowing that the choices that we're making now
Will effect the lives of future generations somehow

It's time to stop thinking in red or black
It's time to stop taking and give it back
It's time to change the plan of attack
It's time, it's time, it's time

It's ironic how the color of the dollar is green
While that's the color that we're losing when we cut down all our trees
We love to blame the animals for invading our homes
But we leave them with no place that they can call their own

Will there come a time when we can say we have enough
And stop filling our lives with material stuff

It's time to stop thinking in red or black
It's time to stop taking and give it back
It's time to change the plan of attack
It's time, it's time, it's time.

 

 

Choose Your Attitude

Mack Bailey and Chris Nole  (Spa Creek Music ASCAP/ Strathmere Music BMI)

 

The weatherman's sayin' partly cloudy today
Ah what's he know, anyway
Look out my window, what do I see
A partly sunny sky smiling back at me

Run out the door start my routine
Another traffic jam waiting for me
I could cry, I could whine, just like every other time
But that won't get me further down the road
There's got to be a better way to go

CHORUS:
High or low, up or down
Eyes to the sky or eyes to the ground
You can see what you want to see
It's up to you, choose your attitude

On those days life throws you a curveball
Whatcha gonna do, when your back's against the wall
I see my cup half filled up
Don't want none of that empty stuff
No Dr. Phil can't fill it up for me
It's my choice as to how it's gonna be

CHORUS

 

He and Jack

Mack Bailey  -  Spa Creek Music - 2005


A young man on a journey
Not sure of where he's going
Got one friend by his side
Who's never let him down

At sunrise on his tower
Somewhere in Colorado
He puts the bottle to his lips
And heads back in to town

He ain't lost, he ain't found
Just somewhere in the middle
He's a wild spirit bound to roam
And at the end of the day
As he and Jack are talking
I wonder where his heart calls home

He's seen both sides of a jail cell
And sometimes they're the same
A slammin' door is just
A slammin' door

And all of life's tough lessons
Are justified each day
It never seems to cross his mind
There could be another way

He ain't lost, he ain't found
Just somewhere in the middle
He's a wild spirit bound to roam
And at the end of the day
As he and Jack are talking
I wonder where his heart calls home

And halfway cross the country
There's a bedroom light still burning
It was the hardest thing to say
That this house ain't your home

As months turn into years
And as the tunnel light gets dim
It seems the hole in this soul
Will never get filled in

Now I've always been a fixer
A builder and a mender
But this time I've been told
It's got to be his own

Sometimes the feelings helpless
Some nights go on forever
But always know deep in your heart
I'll always love you son

He ain't lost, he ain't found
Just somewhere in the middle
He's a wild spirit bound to roam
And at the end of the day
As he and Jack are talking
I wonder where his heart calls home

 

Where Do I End and You Begin

Mack Bailey and Rachel Levy  Spa Creek Music - 2005

 

Like the setting of the sun
And the rising of the moon
Where do I end and you begin

Like a softly falling rain
And the colors that it brings
Where do I end and you begin

I don't know why these things happen
Or how they come to be
Like the love that drives this heart to beating
Where did you come from

Like the waves that roll on shore
And the tides that rise and fall
Where do I end and you begin

Like the breezes bring the spring
And the seasons following
Where do I end and you begin

We've always known each other
Like a song that's yet unsung
Like a kiss that lasts forever
Tell me, where did you come from

Like the setting of the sun
Like the softly falling rain
Like the waves that roll on the shore
Like the breezes bring the spring
Like a kiss that never ends
Where do I end and you begin
Where do I end and you begin
Where do I end and you begin
 

 

Lucky Man

Mack Bailey and Rachel Levy  Spa Creek Music - 2005

 

I got a four leaf clover in my pocket
Got a rabbit's foot in my hand
Got a girl in Colorado who is waiting for me
You could say that I'm a lucky man

I got a full moon over my shoulder
I got an open ticket in my hand
I got the good Lord above who is filling me with love
You could say that I'm a lucky man

Ooh
You could say that I'm a lucky man
Ooh
You could say that I'm a lucky man

I got a horseshoe in the backseat
And every penny that I've found
I got a full tank of gas and I'm gonna make it last
You could say that I'm a lucky man

Chorus

But for all the luck that's in my life
And all the ways to show it
What makes me proud down deep inside
Is I'm lucky enough to know it

I got a four leaf clover in my pocket
Got a rabbit's foot in my hand
Got a girl in Colorado who is waiting for me
You could say that I'm a lucky man

I got a full moon over my shoulder
I got this guitar in my hand
I got the good Lord above who is filling me with love
You could say that I'm a lucky man.
 



 

      

                Through Your Eyes, I can see the colors of the rainbow, Through your eyes, I can see castles in the sand,

- Through Your Eyes, Mack Bailey

 

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