Lyrics

Lyrics from Nikki O’Neill’s “Love Will Lead You Home” EP (2017)

  1. Wait No More
  2. A Second Chance
  3. In the Waking Moments of the Day
  4. Love Will Lead You Home
  5. I Will Cross Over
  6. That’s What Love Can Do

Wait No More

Music & Lyrics: Nikki O’Neill/Paul Menser

Let’s have a song for a hope delayed
For our dream put on hold but not going away
Of ceilings shattered and swept off the floor
And a day that’s coming when we’ll wait no more

Wait no more
Wait no more

This land where one man stands above another
I thought that it was made for you and me
These days where girls still have to discover
That a woman can be judged so viciously

We got a message pretty loud and clear
People won’t rise above their fear and hate
To think that it’s been almost four hundred years
And yet again we’re being told to wait

Let’s have a song for a hope delayed
For our dream put on hold but never going away
Of ceilings shattered and swept off the floor
And a day that’s coming when we’ll wait no more

And a day that’s coming when we’ll wait no more
And a day that’s coming when we’ll wait no more

Wait no more
Wait no more

A Second Chance

Music & Lyrics: Nikki O’Neill

She slammed the door
Then went and changed the lock
Removed his name
And word spread around the block

Neighbors feel for her
He says she’s gone insane
Mother rings her bell, friends are on the phone
But she can’t explain

All those voices
Of revenge and forgiveness
Doing their dance
Such hard choices
Is it her weakness
To give him a second chance

He fooled around
Used their bed, she learned
Just had no shame
Threw away the love he never earned

And in this lonely house
His shadow still remains
She can’t sleep at night, wonders who he sees
Her mind’s caught up in chains

All those voices
Of revenge and forgiveness
Doing their dance
Such hard choices
Is it her weakness
To give him a second

Chance, for the good times
For the days his love was true
His friends all beg her to forgive him
Did she really think it through

All those voices
Of revenge and forgiveness
Doing their dance
Such hard choices
Is it her weakness
To give him
To give him
To give him
A second chance

In The Waking Moments of the Day

Music: Nikki O’Neill   Lyrics: Paul Menser

In the waking moments of the day I find
Ev’rything I need to have a little peace of mind
When you smile ‘cross your pillow
Soft and gentle and so mellow
In the waking moments of the day

In the darkest hours of the night I’m tired
Feeling low, discouraged, burdened down and uninspired
That’s when I need you to hold me
Say all the things you told me
In the waking moments of the day

Don’t let me forget your promise
I make many I can’t keep
I remember your forgiveness
And in peace I go to sleep

Until the waking moments of a newborn day
And the things that make me doubtful seem so far away
And you whisper ‘cross the pillow
And my heart bends like a willow
In the waking moments of the day
In the waking moments of the day

Love Will Lead You Home

Music & Lyrics: Nikki O’Neill/Paul Menser

Time rolls on like a mighty river
When your deal goes down, will you stand and deliver
If your life was a book, tell me what would it say
Would you show it to friends, or would you hide it away

Love will lead you home
Love will lead you home

Everyone lives with the choices they make
Is there one that still haunts you, some awful mistake
Don’t give up on yourself, or who you really are
Find the light in your soul and keep your eye on that star

And love will lead you home
Love will lead you home

It’s waiting for you, don’t turn it away, it’s waiting for you
It’s waiting for you, don’t drive it away, it’s waiting for you

Life is so short and we all struggle with fate
Do you say yes to love, or are you tempted by hate
We’re all in the same dance, all the way to the end
So give your brother a chance, make your sister your friend

And love will lead you home
Love will lead you home, don’t you know that love will lead you
Home, home, home…

I Will Cross Over

Music & Lyrics: Cody LePow

I will cross over, this I am told
Through a deep, deep sky
Down a long red road
Just a freedom’s chance
Follow faithful forever
You know the world might stop
You and me can be together

I will cross over, this I am told
When I look to the sky
I’m never alone
Friends fly above me
And if I close my eyes
I’m soaring there with them
Ah, my view from the sky

Oh, Lord, when I fly I will fly away
I’ll watch over those I watch today
Signs keep happening outside my door
We’re not alone
Anymore

The gift has been given
No cryin’ for sure
Lift up your eyes now
Open your doors
Spread open your wings
And light up that face
Take in the joy now
Let out the pain

Shake anew with a feelin’
Like a raptor, I’m told
Soar like an eagle
Shine just like gold

Oh, Lord, when I fly I will fly away
I’ll watch over those I watch today
Signs keep happening outside my door
We’re not alone
Anymore

That’s What Love Can Do

Music & Lyrics: Nikki O’Neill/Paul Menser

I remember when I met you
And I wondered are you kind
I was nervous and uncertain
‘Cause a good man’s hard to find
Used to count on first impressions
Can’t say that anymore
But I couldn’t turn my back to
What you had in store

Once I let you in, you changed me
There was darkness, you brought light
‘Cause you showed a lot of faith in me
And what I was doing right
In our ordinary moments
You were always giving me
Little tokens of affection
Truth and honesty

It’s a funny thing you know
When two people say hello
No one knows exactly what to do
But you don’t need to feel alone
If you know you’re really known
By someone who brings out the best in you
That’s what love can do
That’s what love can do

There are people all around me
Who say I keep myself apart
But you never had a problem
You got me from the start
Every day you make me laugh
While they find my silence burdensome
And you love my sense of humor
Even when my jokes are dumb

It’s a funny thing you know
When two people say hello
No one knows exactly what to do
But you don’t need to feel alone
If you know you’re really known
By someone who brings out the best in you
That’s what love can do

That’s what love can do
That’s what love can do (and you make me feel brand new)
That’s what love can do
That’s what love can do

2 Comments

  1. Good stuff! You got some funk, love the reggae,Just need to hear at least one song with a bluesy vibe(if you want). Great voice Nikki!!!
    Peace

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