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Concerts in the Park
August 3, 2008
2:00 to 4:00 P.M.
Library Park
El Segundo, CA 90245

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01. A New Strip Mall
02. Medicate Yourself
03. Big Old Tree
04. The Pioneers of '96'
05. Seven_Little_Angels
06. Oh My Son
07. Something's Buggin' Me
08. No Reverse
09. So Much Love In My Heart
10. What's New-Only The History You Don't Know
11. War Baby
12. Our Song

A NEW STRIP MALL 
A song of awareness

Music and lyrics by Tim Myers
Inspiration by Sloane
Copyright 2006

Take away the mountains, take away the trees,
Take away the flowers and the bumble-bees.
Take away the critters, large and small,
We all get to shop at a new strip mall.

The bears, the deer, the beavers too,
Who really cares just what they’ll do.
The geese, the ducks, the eagle on high,
Will anyone know if they wave goodbye?

The streams and rivers running to the sea,
Carry our waste away from me.
The trout, the salmon, the perch and bass,
Wonder how long this pollution can last.

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Hey, hey, hey, what do you say,
Everybody’s looking the other way,
Let’s dump some more chemicals in the bay.
We’ll clean it all up another day.

The prairies were open to the buffalo,
Now there’s nothing but houses wherever you go.
Some of us think that it all just stinks,
We could mess it all up in a geologic wink.

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Well the critters are gone, large and small,
But we still get to shop at a brand new mall.
Our children will ask,”What did you do?”,
“Oh, stop your crying, they’re all in a zoo!”

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MEDICATE YOURSELF WITH MUSIC
Music and lyrics by Tim Myers
Copyright 2006


Medicate yourself with music.
There’s a song for every kind of mood.
It doesn’t matter how you’re feeling.
There is a song for you.

Like Somewhere Over the Rainbow,
Blue Eyes are Crying in the Rain,
It’s a Small World After All,
And we all wish upon a star.

Like The Star Spangled Banner,
Rock of Ages cleft for me,
And Happy Birthday to You,
And we all wish upon a star.

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Merry Christmas to You,
And Auld Lang Syne,
When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again,
And we all wish upon a star.

Like Take Me Out to the Ballgame,
And Twinkle,Twinkle Little Star.
When you medicate with music,
You can always change your tune.(repeat 3x)

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JUST A BIG OLD TREE
Music and lyrics by Tim Myers
Copyright 2006

I was here when Columbus found this land.
I was growing strong when Lincoln freed the slave man.
And it was a cold night when Washington stood up in the boat.
Everything changed when women got the right to vote.

I’m just a big old tree living by the sea.
Been standing here about a thousand years.
You can see history if you could read my rings.
Just living large with my friends Sherman, Grant and Lee.

I was here when Franklin lit up that key.
The country started rolling then Henry made the Model T.
Everything seemed brighter when Thomas lit up the night.
And the birds were chirping ‘bout the Wright brother’s flight.

I’m just a big old tree living by the sea.
Just hangin’ here with my friends Sherman, Grant and Lee.
Watching this country growing westerly.
We’re growing strong and recording history.

I was here when the iron horse connected east to west.
Lots of huggin’ and kissin’ ‘cause the G.I.’s were the best.
And it was a hard rain when our presidents left us too soon.
I was looking up to see a man walking on the moon.

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THE PIONEERS OF '96'
Music and Lyrics by Tim Myers
Copyright 2006

The pioneers of ’96,
Took off for the northern sticks,
To find a life they could call their own,
Call their own and make a happy home.

Who’s to say what you can’t do.
You must do what is good for you.
There comes a time when you must say,
I’m gonna do things my way.

With just a dream to lead the way,
There was nothing more for them to say,
So they packed it up and said goodbye.
Oh my, there was a tear in our eye.

It’s a testament to what hard work can do.
We are all so very proud of you.
You’ve found your place in the sun.
Dreams do come true when two become one.

Don’t we all want to be,
In charge of our own destiny,
To lay down roots and raise a family,
As we see, in loving harmony.

The pioneers of ’96,
Took off for the northern sticks,
To find a life they could call their own,
Call their own and make a happy home.

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SEVEN LITTLE ANGELS
Music and lyrics by Tim Myers
Copyright 2006

My children are gone, had families of their own.
Grandchildren, the number is seven.
I wrote this song, so please sing along,
About the seven little angels.

Seven little angels from up above,
Came down to Earth and gave us their love.
Cannot believe how happy we could be.
Love ya Nana, Papa says it all for me.
Love ya Nana, Papa says it all for me.

I love their little fingers, love their little toes.
I love their little knees, love that little nose.
Love their little ears and those golden rings.
Guess I’m gonna love the whole darn thing.

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Love the way they smell and when they try to talk.
Love the way the wobble when they try to walk.
Like to make ‘em giggle, like to make ‘em smile.
But don’t sqeeze ‘em tight when they’ve got a big pile.

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Love it when you rock ‘em and they’re sleeping in your arms.
Like to sing about Old Mc Donald’s Farm.
Like to kiss their cheeks and bounce ‘em on my knee.
But the best thing is when they’re smiling at me.

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OH MY SON
Music and lyrics by Tim Myers
Copyright 2006

He was all curled up on the couch looking like a bum.
I tapped him on the shoulder, said ”I’m here for you my son.”
He cursed me, said “You can’t help me anymore.”
I turned my head and walked away and closed the door.

The game you played to fool us all,
Well those were the games that caused your fall.
The risks you took, the lives you shook I’ll never understand.
So it’s time for you to stand up and come on home.
You don’t have to do this all alone.

Oh my son what have you done, your life I can’t explain.
You threw away your sunshine, you let in all this rain.
How can it be this man I see he even has my name.
How can we be so different when our bodies are the same.

I know it’s all up to you but it’s hard to let go.
I’ve always been there for you, this is wrong now I know.
So let go and let God help you find your way.
I pray that you will find a brighter day.

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Oh my son what have you done, your turning your life around.
I see a little sunshine and the rains stopped falling down.
I’m so pleased this man I see he even has my name.
I guess we’re not that different cause our bodies are the same.

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SOMETHINGS BUGGIN ME
Music and lyrics by Tim Myers
Copyright 2006

Ladybug, ladybug I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout you.
I never hear about Mr. Bugs. What do you do?
Are there any Mr. Bugs out there for you?
There’s got to be Mr. Bugs ‘cause it always takes two.

Ladybug, ladybug, I wonder ‘bout you.
How do you do it when there isn’t two?
Guess you know where to find a Mr. Bug.
Maybe they’re hiding underneath the rug.

Firefly, firefly you lit my way home.
When I think of you my mind starts to roam,
To summertime when you came out at night.
I put you in a jar and made a firefly light.

Fireflies, fireflies where are you tonight?
Should be able to see you ‘cause that spot should be bright.
Without you it just doesn’t seem right.
Guess I’ll find my way home without a firefly light.

Bluejay, bluejay stop eating fireflies.
Don’t you know it’ll burn your insides.
You say your not, it isn’t so.
How come your belly has a firefly glow?

Bluejay, bluejay stop eating ladybugs.
Life’s tough enough with their men under rugs.
You wink at me and give a shrug.
I hope you choke on a ladybug.

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NO REVERSE
Music and lyrics by Tim Myers
Copyright 2006


Looking for a car when I was young,
An old man down the road was selling one.
His name was Ned, a Ford convertible, red,
I wanted it. Here is what he said,

“It’s the perfect car for you,
No reverse, but it’ll do.
‘Cause a car with no reverse keeps your thinking real keen.”
“What! A car with no reverse will keep me thinking real keen?”

Don’t understand what you say.
I’ll take it anyway.
Give me those keys and I’ll be on my way.

Avoid all head-in parking.
Don’t go down a dead-end street,
Or your reverse will be powered by your feet.

A car with no reverse will keep your thinking real keen.
A car with no reverse keeps your thinking keen.

Don’t take unknown turns,
Keep it straight down the road.
One wrong move and you might get towed.

You can’t always follow your nose,
Sometimes there’s a fork in the road.
Hope you learned which way to go.

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When you take her out on a date,
You should know what turns to take.
What moves are O.K. and which are not.

You just can’t plow ahead,
Without a thought in your head.
You might not be able to get where you’re going.

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Love those drive-in movies.
You know what I’m talking about.
Be careful where you park it ‘cause you know you can’t back out.

Don’t get into things,
You’re not so sure about,
When there’s a chance you can’t get out.

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Make a plan before you make a move.
Follow it like a golden rule.
Remember what Ned said, I thought he was a fool.
But a car with no reverse is really kinda cool.
A car with no reverse is really super cool.
And it was my learning tool.

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SO MUCH LOVE IN MY HEART
Music and lyrics by Tim Myers
Copyright 2006

We really miss our son’s children.
Even though they live so near,
We hardly get to see them,
For some unknown sin.

Looks like you two are over.
Why must we suffer too.
Can’t stand not being with them.
It’s hard to get through to you.

So much love in my heart,
And I can’t get it out.
Will it break my heart apart,
If I can’t get it out?

We miss having them over.
Playing all those silly games.
Treasure hunts every weekend.
I miss those happy times.

The sound of all their voices;
Excitement everywhere.
We were using our imaginations,
And we didn’t have a care.

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You know we both really love them,
And that they love us too.
Why are we being forgotten?
What did we do?

How much longer can this go on?
We know we have no say.
It is really a sad thing.
When will it go away?

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When will you open your mind up?
You know we’re on the same page.
My heart is full of love,
It’s all up to you.

You can’t break my heart.
It will always be full of love.
Someday I hope to give it to them.
So I’m gonna save it all up.

Put it into my heart,
My full, full heart.
And it will not break my heart apart.
I’m gonna save it all up.

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WHAT’S NEW-ONLY THE HISTORY YOU DON’T KNOW
Music and lyrics by Tim Myers
Copyright 2006

Our fathers fought in the second World War,
To preserve freedom for evermore.
For our tomorrow they gave their today.
For our tomorrow they gave their today.

Hey what’s new? Only the history you don’t know.
Hey what’s new? Only the history you don’t know.

They are real heroes,
But we don’t give them a second look.
They lived through the horror,
We only see in books.

We’re losing too many of those real heroes.
It’s a loss to this nation whenever another one goes.

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They left a note. Let me read it to you.
When you go home, tell them for us and say,
For our tomorrow we gave our today.
For our tomorrow they have their today.

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War Baby
Music and lyrics by Tim Myers
Copyright 2006

We were looking at some photos,
Many years ago.
There was a picture of a sailor,
I guess I should have known.

My wife said, “That’s your father.”
I said, “NO. That’s not him.”
Looked at each other,
And we started to grin.

I’m just a war baby.
And I’m here to say,
Thanks to my mother,
I’m here today.
She gave me all her love,
In a very special way.
Never me the man:
He didn’t love me anyway.

He had two daughters.
I called them on the phone.
Didn’t get either one.
Guess they weren’t home.

Caller I.D. callback,
She asked, “Who are you?”
Here’s the name of my father.
She said, “That’s mine too!”

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We all got together.
I met the whole clan.
They’re my kind of people.
They love me as I am.

Met his sister and brothers.
They said they often thought of me.
I said, “It’s okay.
Just let it be.”

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Thanks again Mother.
Love ya in my special way.
For the life you gave me,
I’m thankful everyday.

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OUR SONG
Music and lyrics by Tim Myers
Copyright 2006

She looked to be much younger.
I was the man of the world.
Somebody said she liked me.
That’s all I needed to hear.

She was only sixteen.
I was much older at eighteen.
We made our plans that summer,
And they’ve lasted through all these years.

Soon there were children.
Don’t remember much back then.
I was too busy working,
And I know I didn’t take it all in.

Our son and our daughter,
Have made families of their own.
Gave us seven little angels.
And I’m trying to take it all in.

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Now that we’re Nana and Papa,
As we go through these years,
With my best friend and lover,
And I’m happy to take it all in.

Who can predict the future?
And if I were to go today,
There was never a time before you.
And I’m blessed to take it all in.

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She looked to be much younger.
I was the man of the world.
Somebody said she liked me,
And that’s all I needed to hear.

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