Hands High

Words and Music © Roger Hammer


•        Simply Need You
•        My Crystal
•        Reggae Airway
•        Wonder Away
•        Joy
•        Lightning Flashes
•        If You Are There
•        Red Is Green (Measure For Measure)
•        Shooga Boogie  (instrumental)
•        No One Else




Simply Need You

Words and Music © Roger Hammer


I’m a simple man
Got no fancy plan
Please won’t you understand
I got my needs and I need you

I’m a simple man
Do just what I can
Till I must make a stand
I got my needs and I need you

 That’s all I do
 Simply need you

I’m a single man
In an independent land
Lend me a helping hand
I got my needs and I need you

 That’s all I do
 Simply need you



My Crystal

Words and Music © Roger Hammer


My Crystal sings, she’s the morning that rings
And I wonder if she will stay
She always brings all her loving things
And I hope that she’s not far away

 I want to see her today

My Crystals glow in the air as it snows
And I wonder if she will stay
She really shows when the winter wind blows
And I know that she’s not far away

 I want to see her today

I see her fly through her home in the sky
And I sonder if she will stay
She takes me high shen she’s flying nearby
When the springtime is not far away

 I want to see her today

My Crystal cools me, her kisses reform me
And I wonder how long she will stay
Because of the things that she loves to do for me
I hope that she’s not far away
 
 And that’s my Crystal today




Reggae Airway

Words and Music © Roger Hammer


Reggae airway got control
Gonna play a little soul
Tell you what, no compromise
Gonna take you to the skies

 Fly, fly away
 To Jamaica today
 Fly, fly away
Fly Reggae Airway

Goin down Jamaica way
Fly that same trip every day
Know exactly where to go
Night club with a natty show

 Fly, fly away
 To Jamaica today
 Fly, fly away
Fly Reggae Airway

Reggae Airway’s where to be
You girl come along with me
People come here feel all right
Sing and dance and play all night

 Fly, fly away
 To Jamaica today
 Fly, fly away
Fly Reggae Airway




Wonder Away

Words and Music © Roger Hammer


How could the enemy of softness cause you to wonder
No, please don’t wander away
There is a time for every brightness if we can wonder
Just learn to wonder today

 Green fields are turning now
 So turn your eye to see
 As color changes so
 That’s how you want to be

Another look at you will answer all that I wonder
And what I wonder you’ll say
Follow the motions of the dancer—what does she wonder?
Why does she wonder that way?

 So many lines are drawn
 Confusing false and true
 Climb on them, sort them out
 Wonder on when you’re through

Remember when the past took over—so lost in wonder
Be drowned in wonder again
The feeling of another lover may make you wonder
All while you wonder who’ll win

 Foundations built on sand
 Some say will crumble fast
 Alone we may be weak
 Together we will last

Keep walking till the night’s cool pathway starts you to wonder
Go on and wonder its way
Believe me when I say the right way is worth the wonder
Don’t let the wonder delay

 Sleep with a star tonight
 Together quietly
 Show how you feel now
 Such wonder makes you free




Joy

Words and Music © Roger Hammer


Joy, joy, joy
Hear the words I’m singing
Joy, joy, joy
Listen to them ringing

I just know that it would be a beautiful day
It came true when I saw her coming my way

Joy, joy, joy
Hear the words I’m singing
Joy, joy, joy
Listen to them ringing

O I’ve got a flying feeling in my heart
Makes me sure this is the ultimate

Joy, joy, joy



Lightning Flashes

Words and Music © Roger Hammer


Lightning flashes
Rain comes falling down
Lightning flashes
Thoughts upon the ground

 See percussion a random blue
 Fire flames a different hue
 Love cries to bind us evermore
 Hate tries to tear us
         Apart

Lightning flashes
Sky comes crawling down
Lightning flashes
Buried in the ground

 See percussion a random blue
 Fire flames a different hue
 Love cries to bind us evermore
 Hate tries to tear us
         Apart

Lightning flashes
Space is yawning wide
Lightning flashes
We have none to hide




If You Are There

Words and Music © Roger Hammer


Feeling always, sometimes trying, and I’m looking
For a chance when I can ask for more
Till the day when any see just why they’re crying
Know that just so many cried before

 But I don’t care
 If you are there
 And going nowhere

When I ever find a new forgotten measure
Looking as it never did today
So they have or want a different kind of pleasure
Go so far, can never stay away

 But I don’t care
 If you are there
 And going nowhere

To be sure that what is said is often truer
To another following along
Find the time or seize the way to never fewer
And to recognize

 If you are there



Measure For Measure

Words and Music © Roger Hammer


Red is green just as far as we have seen
Cause who kinow how very very far the spectrum goes
If we only notice more

 Air is calm till new wind blows
 Measure for measure
 So it goes

Conscience of kind is confusion in our mind
Two is one, for when time shuts his eye there will be none

 Air is calm till new wind blows
 Measure for measure
 So it goes

In our race we all think each has his pace
But all the speed is a fraction of he who’s in the lead
Day is night and all darkness matches light
Misunderstood are natural ways meant to be good
While the total tells the tale

 Measure for measure




No One Else

Words and Music © Roger Hammer


No one else will do it for you
When decisions must be made
No one else will make them for you
Though you’d rather just put them away

 When I’m lonely I wonder shy
 How’d it ever get this way?
 Have I been waiting for someone else
 To first go out of their way?

When they were thinking the same thing too
I always come back to say

No one else will do it for you
When decisions must be made
No one else will make them for you
Though you’d rather just put them away

 A man is born in labor
 And he labors through his life
 Once in a while he settles back
 And he makes love with his wife
 He’s so tired out from working
 He’d rather just say goodnight

What good is it to anyone
To live or love or play
If there’s no satisfaction
In every single day?

No one else will do it for you
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