aka "soundcheck song" G G C (C plays and-4-and of bar 2) VERSE 1 G G smiling [rhythm hits 1 and 2] G C G bright as California sun G and the laughter in the air D D7 (E7 plays and-4-and of bar 2) it's hitting all the way to number one G G it's a good day [rhythm hits 1 and 2] G C G to groove, you know we had it coming G hold on Am gonna feel the wind when the engine's running PRE-CHORUS 1 [imagine singing with a straight face] C taking up the banner G Em bringing it 'cross the land F C if the Good Lord's going to rock D [2 bars of D; build during 2nd bar] we gotta be His band CHORUS C C wake up C the sun is shining C C shake up G get yourself together C C come 'round C while the pulse is beating C C countdown C D to the first day of forever VERSE 2 (it's a) long time [2 hits] waiting for the trumpet call in the meantime keeping so busy got to work til your shadow's tall and this mean old world [3 hits] sure could use a little love it's about to fall over, but maybe if we all give a nudge in the right direction ... PRE-CHORUS 2 taking up the hammer swinging it 'cross the land if the Good Lord's going to work we gotta be His hands CHORUS GUITAR SOLO G (C) [8 bars] C (F) [4 bars] G (C) [4 bars] D [2 bars] C [band hit - quiet two bars; solo through] G (C) [4 bars] VERSE 3 [terrible] watch me I'm gonna show you how it's done no holding back digging in 'til the day is won you took me to school when I had it coming now you'd better hold on gonna feel the wind when the engine's running PRE-CHORUS 3 taking up the message bringing it to the street if the Good Lord's going to move we gotta be His feet CHORUS ORGAN SOLO END
Written by Jeff Elbel. All lyrics copyright (C) 2007 by Marathon Records. ASCAP.
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