Music

"Jimmy Fortune Sings The Classics"


April 21st 2017


Produced by Ben Isaacs


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1Make The World Go Away0
2Take Me Home, County Roads0
3Danny’s Song0
4Wake Up Little Susie0
5Unchained Melody0
6Take It To The Limit0
7Crazy Arms0
8Flowers On The Wall0
9If0
10Wildfire0
11Annie’s Song0
13Southern Nights0
14Bridge Over Troubled Waters0
23Yesterday0

Jimmy Fortune


"Lessons"


September 24th 2012



CD


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1Lessons [play] [lyrics]

Lessons


Mike Rogers, Bobby McKee, Jimmy Fortune, Tom Botkin


Like a puff of smoke from a single cigarette
It just hangs around until the wind blows in
Like a match burnin’ out
This life without a doubt
Is short and getting shorter all the time
Still we work day & night to scrape and save
If we reach our goals we’re almost in our grave
We might fall sometimes it seems
But you gotta chase your dreams
At least you know what it’s like to feel alive

Sometimes you live life like there’s no tomorrow
Never thinkin’ ‘bout the consequence or sorrow
Or the choices that we make of the promises we break
You gotta take to heart each lesson that you learn
Cause all roads lead back to bridges that you burn

Some of the best things in this life are simple things
Like a Sunday drive or a walk in the summer rain
Your mama when she smiles
The first steps of a child
Or sittin’ watchin’ fireflies on the front porch swing
Let’s learn to live and love so we won’t have regrets
Cause one time through that’s all we’re gonna get
Don’t be like those who wait until it’s too late
Don’t risk it all and lose everything

Sometimes you live life like there’s no tomorrow
Never thinkin’ ‘bout the consequence or sorrow
Or the choices that we make of the promises we break
You gotta take to heart each lesson that you learn
Cause all roads lead back to bridges that you burn

There’s people out there wishin’ life away
There’s others praying they had one more day

It’s the choices that we make
There’s so much at stake
You gotta take to heart each lesson that you learn
Cause all roads lead back to the bridges that you burn
2Rain [play] [lyrics]

Rain

Tom Botkin, Kevin Denney


The weather man says it’s gonna down pour again
But I’m used to that cause my eyes stay soaking wet
I'm drowning inside drenched to my soul
This cloud you left over me just won’t move on

So rain wash away all of my pain
Get it out of here take it on down to the sea
Rain wash her memory far away from me

There’s feelings in this house wish I could sit out by the road
Some of them would sink some of them would float
Some would cause a rainbow way up in the sky
And I pray they don’t come back as tear in my eyes

Oh rain wash away all of my pain
Get it out of here take it on down to the sea
Rain wash her memory far away from me

Rain wash away all of my pain
Get it out of here take it on down to the sea
Rain wash her memory far away from me
3'68 Chevelle [play] [lyrics]

'68 Chevelle

Kevin Denney, Tom Botkin, Mike Rogers


A couple rolls of quarters for coke and gasoline
We’d sit as close as we could sit in bucket seats
From that old mirror hung your high school ring
Mine was on your finger man that was everything
I'd push the clutch and you would shift the gears
And for a sweet kiss or two I’d let you steer
When love was new wasn’t it a beautiful ride
Running down route 29 on a clear warm summer night

When you’re young you think you’re older than your age
And you think that simple life will never change
Till you grow up and look back and want to feel the way you felt
On a country road in a 68 Chevelle

Man I can see that old spot where we used to park
Lay back on the hood and stare up at the stars
With the windows down and radio cranked up
Ain’t nothing quite like that first time in love
God I wish that I still had that old car now
We could fire it up and roll on out of town
And just relive all them good ole days
When you thought I hung the moon how could I let you slip away

Today I saw and old Chevelle today and you crossed my mind
Ain’t it funny how an old car can take you back in time and make you realize

When you’re young you think you’re older than your age
And you think that simple life will never change
Till you grow up and you look back and want to feel the way you felt
On a country road in a 68 Chevelle
In a 68 Chevelle
4With You [play] [lyrics]

With You

Tom Botkin, Chris Botkin, Jimmy Fortune, Mike Rogers

If I could talk to the man in the moon
We’d talk all night about me and you
And laugh about how much you make us smile
I’d catch a ride on a shooting star
And land right there in your arms
And girl that’s where I’d spend the rest of my life

With you, with you, floating on a cloud somewhere
Where dreams come true, where love ain’t scared
With you, with you, there’s nothing in the world I would rather do
Than be with you

I wanna pick you up in a pirate ship
And sail us so far outta here
To an island and spend forever and a day
Carve our names in the sun
Spend all our time wrapped up in love
In paradise and that’s where I’d want to stay

With you, with you, floating on a cloud somewhere
Where dreams come true, where love ain’t scared
With you, with you, there’s nothing in the world I would rather do
Than be with you

With you, with you, floating on a cloud somewhere
Where dreams come true, where love ain’t scared
With you, with you, there’s nothing in this world I would rather do
Than be with you









5Something Left To Lose [play] [lyrics]

Something Left To Lose

Jimmy Fortune, Tom Botkin, Kevin Denny

One day you just wake up and the life you had is gone
You stop to ask yourself what happened but the world keeps spinning on
No time don’t wait on nobody and moving on is hard to do
Even when you’re down to nothing you got something left to lose

That’s when you find out who you are and what you ain’t
Brand new start, what you are is new walls with no paint

You used to have a lot of big dreams, they’d come true you had no doubt
But one by one you watched them slip away now they’re just things you live without
You could still chase them down again, you’re not broken you’re just bruised
Yeah you might be down to nothing but you got something left to lose

That’s when you find out who you are and what you ain’t
Brand new start, what you are is new walls with no paint

Life’s full of crazy twists and turns, constant roller coaster ride
Takes your breath with its highs and lows, keeps you all shook up inside
But if your heart’s still beating you got some living left to do
Yeah you might be down to nothing but you got something left to lose
Yeah you might be down to nothing but you got everything
6Where Do I Go From You [play] [lyrics]

Where Do I Go From You

Buddy Hyatt, Don Goodman, Craig Karp

I thought we had it all
A love that would never die
And I gave my heart to you
Body and soul
Never questioned why

You can't make somebody love you
No matter how bad you want to
So I guess I’ll be moving on

But where do I go from you
And who do I turn to
Will there ever be another true and perfect lover
What am I gonna do, where do I go from you

Maybe I'll just go back home
Hang out with my old friends
See if that girl still lives down the road
The one that always could make me laugh

Where do I go from you
And who do I turn to
Will there ever be another true and perfect lover
What am I gonna do, where do I go from you

If fools like me ever love again
Time’s my only friend

But where do I go from you
And who do I turn to
Will there ever be another true and perfect lover
What am I gonna do, where do I go from you
What am I gonna do, where do I go from you
7Skyline Drive [play] [lyrics]

Skyline Drive

Jimmy Fortune, Jeff Hyde

I’ve been out here on this hard road
I’ve been out here way too long
I’m tired of singin’ harmony
To all these lonesome songs
I’m headed your direction
With no harness on my heart
Girl I gotta get to you
And I ain’t gonna’ stop

Till I’m ridin’ on that Skyline Drive
That’s the fastest way to you girl
And that’s what keeps me alive
Gonna straighten out the curves
Feels like I could fly
A little closer to heaven
On the Skyline Drive

I’m heading through the Blue Ridge Mountains
It’s a steep and windin’ road
The only way to get to you
And girl I gotta go
I see the stars above me
As I'm making my last climb
Just shortened up the distance
Between your heart and mine

Yeah I’m ridin’ on that Skyline Drive
That’s the fastest way to you girl
And that’s what keeps me alive
Gonna straighten out the curves
Feels like I could fly
A little closer to heaven
On the Skyline Drive

8I Don't Know How To Love You Anymore [play] [lyrics]

I Don't Know How To Love You Anymore

Jimmy Fortune, Mike Rogers, Zach Runquist

I miss the way you used to let me love you
And how in your eyes I could do no wrong
It’s been so long I don’t know what love feels like
But I’m still holding on, are you already gone

I don’t know how to love you anymore
Do we know what we’re really fighting for
God knows I don’t love you any less
I just don’t know how to love you anymore

Girl I miss the way we used to dance
And I miss the way you used to hold my hand
I never thought that we would end up here
Back to back with silent tears

I don’t know how to love you anymore
Do we know what we’re really fighting for
God knows I don’t love you any less
I just don’t know how to love you anymore

There's too many memories to forget
I guess that's why I haven't yet
Can't find it in my heart to let you go

I don’t know how to love you anymore
Do we know what we’re really fighting for
God knows I don’t love you any less
I just don’t know how to love you anymore

9From Here To Phoenix [play] [lyrics]

From Here To Phoenix

Jimmy Fortune, Bobby McKee


There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of you
I wonder how your doing, if you think of me too
I picture you in my mind, pigtails and baby dolls
You running, laughing, playing without a care at all
I miss you, oh, I miss you

You’re not that little girl that you were yesterday
You’re growing up so fast and in my heart I pray
One day you’ll understand and you’ll know just who I am
And hold on to each moment shared and know how much I really care and love you
Oh, I really love you

There you are in your world, here I am in mine
Love can bridge the distance but it can’t stop the time
This loneliness in my heart memories alone won’t fix
Your touch, your smile, your laughter that’s what I really miss
Sometimes it seems so far from here to Phoenix

From here to Phoenix feels like a million miles away
From here to Phoenix is where my love will always stay

You’re not that little girl that you were yesterday

10At Least I'm Feeling Again [play] [lyrics]

At Least I'm Feeling Again

Buddy Hyatt, Kim Williams, Keith Anderson, Doak Turner

Turned off my alarm clock couldn't sleep anyway
Wonder if I'll find the strength to make it through this day
Saved my crying for the shower to wash away my tears
I’m over being mad at God cause he's the only who hears
Some days I'm sad and lonely some days I'm fighting mad
Living like I'm dying and missing what we had

But at least feeling again and though it seems sometimes the hurt will end
For so long I was numb but the pain is finally come
And at least I'm feeling again, though I don't know if my heart will ever mend Sometimes when I smile I still have to pretend
But at least I'm feeling again

Turned on the radio heard our favorite song
Couldn't stop my lips from trembling as I tried to sing along
It brought back some old memories I’ve tried to erase
Guess I need to realize they'll never go away
Some days I'm sad and lonely some days I'm fighting mad
Living like I’m dying and missing what we had

But at least feeling again and though it seems sometimes the hurt will end
For so long I was numb but the pain is finally come
And at least I'm feeling again though I don't know if my heart will ever mend
Sometimes when I smile I still have to pretend
But at least I'm feeling again
Sometimes when I smile I still have to pretend
But at least I'm feeling again

11The Family [play] [lyrics]

The Family

Tom Botkin, Kevin Denney

I ain’t even seen the light of day
But I can hear every word they say
Someone told them they’re too young to deal with this
And they’re nothing but a couple of love sick kids
But I’ve heard them talk when there is no one else around
Picking out my name and working this thing out

Everyday I’m getting bigger
Every morning she’s getting sicker
They both know that God don’t make no mistakes
And a family is only five more months away

She cried the first time she felt me move
And from the silence I think he did too
It must be a big old place out there
And just like them sometimes I get scared
There’s still so much that I don’t understand
But I know that she’s my mom and he’s my dad

Everyday I’m getting bigger
Every morning she’s getting sicker
But they both know that God don’t make no mistakes
And a family’s only one more month away

I just heard her say it’s almost time
He said I’ll hold your hand and stand right there by your side

But they both know God don’t make no mistakes
And a family is only a few more tears away
12You Know It Ain't Right [play] [lyrics]

You Know It Ain't Right

Jimmy Fortune, Tom Botkin, Mike Rogers

Crazy, you’re driving me crazy
I should have been over you a long time ago
Hate you, I wish I could hate you
It’d make it easy for me to let you go

You know it ain’t right when a love like yours won’t leave, babe
You know it ain’t right when a heart like yours won’t bleed

Save me, won’t somebody save me
Come pull me out of this river of pain
Losin, I feel like I’m losin
I’m fighting this fire going down in flames

You know it ain’t right when a love like yours won’t leave, babe
It cuts like a knife when a heart like yours won’t bleed
You know it ain’t right, You know it ain’t right so set me free, babe
You know it ain’t right when a love like yours won’t leave

Sometimes I feel like I can hardly breathe
Like falling from the sky I feel love’s gravity

You know it ain’t right when a love like yours won’t leave, babe
It cuts like a knife when a heart like yours won’t bleed
You know it ain’t right, You know it ain’t right so set me free, babe
You know it ain’t right when a love like yours won’t leave
13With Me Again [play] [lyrics]

With Me Again

Jimmy Fortune, Tom Marten

I wish you were here with me
And I could feel your heartbeat
That same old moon that shines on you
Lets me know you’re near me

So hold me close in your dreams tonight
And I will hold to you
And feel your voice whisper soft against my skin
And know you’re there
But feel you here
With me again

Just beyond what we can see
Love becomes one heart
And takes our breath with every beat
And I am where you are

So hold me close in your dreams tonight
And I will hold to you
And feel your voice whisper soft against my skin
And know you’re there
But feel you here
With me again

Time can be cruel to love here on earth
We fear what we don’t know
Close our eyes and just let go
Into the arms of love
Where you’re here with me again

So close your eyes and just let go
You’re here with me again
14Love The Hate Away [play] [lyrics]

Love The Hate Away

Jimmy Fortune

Dear God, listen to the crying of the broken hearted reaching out to You
Dear God, we need Your hand of mercy We need to feel some comfort
Help us heal the pain

Our tears and made a river the oceans cannot hold
More than love is taken when children can’t grow old
As we search for the answer fall on our knees to pray
Heaven won’t you help us love the hate away

Dear God, it’s hard to understand in a world filled with hatred
Help us find the cure Dear God, help us give forgiveness
We know that You are with us And it’s love that will endure

Our tears and made a river the oceans cannot hold
More than love is taken when children can’t grow old
As we search for the answer fall on our knees to pray
Heaven won’t you help us love the hate away

For the lonely broken hearted there’s still time
To change this world it just takes love
It starts with you and I

As we search for the answer fall on our knees to pray
Heaven won’t you help us love the hate away

Dear God, love the hate away

Jimmy Fortune


"Windows"


November 24th 2009


Fortune Enterprises


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1Virginia Dreams [play] [lyrics]

Virginia Dreams

Jimmy Fortune, Justin Peters

Virginia Dreams they always take me back
Virginia Dreams there’s no other place like that
No matter where life takes me
Or how far away it seems
I keep going back in my Virginia Dreams

I’ve roamed the world over
Yeah I’ve been everywhere
When you see those Blue Ridge Mountains
No others can compare
Like the tall trees on the mountainside
My roots are buried deep
In the rivers and the valleys of my Virginia Dreams

Virginia Dreams they always take me back
Virginia Dreams there’s no other place like that
No matter where life takes me
Or how far away it seems
I keep going back in my Virginia Dreams

Yeah, I still hold it sacred
This place that I call home
Cause I love to ride the back roads
And smell the fresh hay mowed
From the mountains to the ocean
And that great Atlantic shore
They hold everything I dream of
I couldn’t love it more

Virginia Dreams they always take me back
Virginia Dreams there’s no other place like that
No matter where life takes me
Or how far away it seems
I keep holding on to my Virginia Dreams

I love to feel the wind blow through the tall pines
Hear the pretty sound of a whippoorwill
I love to smell the lilac in the springtime
I still see me running through the fields

Virginia Dreams they always take me back
Virginia Dreams there’s no other place like that
No matter where life takes me
Or how far away it seems
I keep holding on to my Virginia Dreams
2Beyond Romance [play] [lyrics]

Beyond Romance

Jimmy Fortune

Beyond romance, there’s always the chance
That someday you’ll be alone
So many times love can be unkind
To hearts that can’t find their way home

How many hearts will be broken
How many dreams will come true
How many lovers will wonder
What happens beyond romance

If you’re lucky you may fall in love one day
So hold on to what you can save
Old memories pass, life goes by too fast
So be there when love come your way

How many hearts will be broken
How many dreams will come true
How many lovers will wonder
What happens beyond romance
3Good Thing [play] [lyrics]

Good Thing

Jimmy Fortune, Cory Batton, Kent Blazey

Yeah I know I forgot to put the toilet seat down
I gotta little motor oil on your bathroom towels
Well I guess that makes us even for throwing my old ball cap away
And running that vacuum during my football game
Yeah I push your buttons, you push mine
Seems like we’re fussin most of the time

Well it’s a good thing we love one another
All the crazy things we do to each other
I say black, you say white
Sometimes I think you do it honey just for spite
Well it’s you and me forever
We signed on for worse or for better
And it’s a good thing we love one another

I guess that’s why I let you paint the living room green
Even though that’s the ugliest color that I’ve ever seen
And that’s why you let my old dog climb up in the bed
Put up with us snoring so loud we could wake up the dead
Yeah we love to argue, we love to fight
But we sure do love makin up at night

Well it’s a good thing we love one another
All the crazy things we do to each other
I say black, you say white
Sometimes I think you do it honey just for spite
Well it’s you and me forever
We signed on for worse or for better
And it’s a good thing we love one another

Yeah it’s a good thing we love one another
All the crazy things we do to each other
I say black, you say white
Sometimes I think you do it honey just for spite
But it’s you and me forever
We signed on for worse or for better
And it’s a good thing, a good thing, a good thing we love one another

4Closer To You [play] [lyrics]

Closer To You

Jimmy Fortune, Justin Peters

The touch of you hand, the smile on you face
Time cannot touch all your beauty and grace
I only wish I could make time stand still
There’s more to your heart that I long to feel

I want to be closer to you
I need to be closer to you
Closer to you

Tear down the walls, baby let go
Let me look through your eyes and see to your soul
Cause there’s more to love than our senses reveal
There’s more to your heart I want to feel

I want to be closer to you
I need to be closer to you

I can touch you, I can hear you, I can see you
I can taste your lips and feel every beat of your heart
I want to know you, and I want you to know me
And hold your hand in silence

You filled a cold and empty space
With memories and moments of love we won’t waste
And I love you with all of my body and soul
You’re my truest friend and with you I’ll grow old

I want to be closer to you
I need to be closer to you
Closer to you

5Never Felt This Good [play] [lyrics]

Never Felt This Good

Jimmy Fortune, Dean Alexander, Shelly Rann

There’s a full moon out tonight, everything feels right
Rollin’ down the boulevard
I got one hand on the wheel, oh how good I feel
Ridin’ in my daddy’s car
With you sittin’ next to me and in my eyes all I see
Is that pretty hair blowin’ in the wind
Right then I realize if I could stop the hands of time
I would cause I don’t want this night to end
What a feeling, I ain’t never felt this good

Na na na na na na na no
I ain’t never felt this good
Na na na na na na na no
I ain’t never felt this good

Lord don’t the time move fast like a broken hour glass
All those teenage years are gone
I’m down on one knee askin’ you to marry me
You say yes now the wedding’s on
You come walkin’ down the isle then I see that pretty smile
And I just melt, you take my breath away
Then I realize if I could stop the hands of time
I would then I hear the preacher say
You can kiss the bride, well I ain’t never felt this

Na na na na na na na no
I ain’t never felt this good
Na na na na na na na no
I ain’t never felt this good

Life ain’t always happiness I know that I’ve been blessed
And I thank God for it everyday
Just when I think that I’ve flown as high as I can fly
And then I heard the doctor say

Yeah it’s a little boy, he’s my pride and joy
He’s got my heart and his mama’s eyes
He follows me around, oh the joy I’ve found
Once again I realize

Na na na na na na na no
I ain’t never felt this good
Na na na na na na na no
I ain’t never felt this good

6When I Forget You [play] [lyrics]

When I Forget You

Jimmy Fortune, Aly Cutter

One day the stars are gonna line up
And things are gonna go my way
Yeah least that’s what I keep tellin myself these days
I’m gonna ride off into a sunset
I ain’t never gonna look back
Yeah that’s what I’m gonna do when I forget you

I thought when you went away
It would hurt but I’d be OK
But I’m not OK
Your memory won’t leave me alone
I gotta find a way to just move on
Yeah I’m going to
When I forget you, when I forget you

They say if you really love someone
You gotta learn to let ‘em go
Well I’ve been tryin to but I’ve been crying too
I wish these tears could wash away
All the pain I feel these days
Maybe that’s what they’ll do and I’ll forget you

I thought when you went away
It would hurt but I’d be OK
But I’m not OK
Your memory won’t leave me alone
I gotta find a way to just move on
Yeah I’m going to
When I forget you, when I forget you

I thought when you went away
It would hurt but I’d be OK
But I’m not OK
Your memory won’t leave me alone
I gotta find a way to just move on
Yeah I’m going to
When I forget you, when I forget you
7Before They're Gone [play] [lyrics]

Before They're Gone

Jimmy Fortune, Justin Peters, Constance

We’ve all taken things for granted
Sometime we only get one chance
So make the best of what you’re given
Before it slips right through our hands

Dream your dreams, sing your songs
Gather memories and hold on
Catch the wind, feel the sun
Say “I love you” to someone
Before they’re gone, before they’re gone

Look into your children’s eyes
Help them dry the tears they cry
These moments are precious and so few
They become what they see in you

So hold their hands, give them hope
Heal their hurt and help them cope
Teach them love, you will find
That there’s just a little time
Before they’re gone, before they’re gone

Before we can change this world we see
It all begins with you and me

So dream your dream, sing your songs
Gather memories and hold on
Catch the wind, feel the sun
Give forgiveness to someone
Before they’re gone, before they’re gone
Before they’re gone, before they’re gone
8Say Goodbye [play] [lyrics]

Say Goodbye

Jimmy Fortune

You sit there staring out your window
And you wonder why you ever stayed this long
The memories of what could have been still linger
And you’re thinking that you might be getting old

And you wonder if he ever thinks about you
And you wonder if he really cared at all
You’re pulling at the ring there on your finger
You pick up the phone and start to make at call, but then you stop

Cause you don’t know just what it is you’re feeling
Is it love or just some fantasy
Oh you know he never had that much to offer
But the only thing he has you really need

You sit there staring out your window
And you try to keep these feelings deep inside
For a while I hope it keeps you far from lonely
For a while I hope it somehow makes you smile

Cause you should know that I’ll always think about you
And you should know that I’ll always really care
You’re in my heart and you’ll never be forgotten
Every time I close my eyes I see you there
I see you there, I see you there, I see you there

Even though we didn’t make it
It doesn’t mean we didn’t try
Where there is no forgiveness
Let go and say goodbye

You sit there staring out your window

9Windows [play] [lyrics]

Windows

Kenny Beard, Casey Beathard, Jimmy Yeary

We start out dressed in pinks and blues
Behind crowded nursery room windows
First school bus ride scared to death
Teardrops fall and faces pressed on windows
How we sposed to learn to read and write
With all that livin goin on outside

Windows to the world and to the soul
To the past and down the road to where we wanna be
Windows some are open some are closed
For reasons only God would know some of us get set free
And some miss those windows

Can’t stop it once young love begins
So we sneak out and we sneak in windows
Then we stay up dreamin all night long
About just married written on windows
Who’d a thought our hearts’d get broken like they did
Like shattered glass those backyard baseballs hits

Windows to the world and to the soul
To the past and down the road to where we wanna be
Windows some are open some are closed
For reasons only God would know some of us get set free
And some miss those windows

We wish we could but we can’t go back
Some ships come in and go like that
We count amens and we count regrets
Ain’t that just life more or less

Windows some are open some are closed
For reasons only God would know some of us get set free
And some miss those windows

10Crying [play] [lyrics]

Crying

Roy Orbison, Joe Melson

I was all right for awhile
I could smile for awhile
But then I saw you last night
You held my hand so tight
When you stopped to say, "Hello"
An though you wished me well
You couldn't tell
That I'd been crying over you
Crying over you
Then you said, "So long"
Left me standing all alone
Alone and crying, crying
Crying, crying
It's hard to understand
How the touch of your hand
Can start me crying
I thought that I was over you
But it's true, so true
I love you even more
Than I did before
So darling, what can I do
For you don't love me
So I'll always be
Crying over you, crying over you
And yes, now you're gone
And from this moment on
I'll be crying, crying
Crying, crying
I’m crying, crying
Over you
11In God We Trust [play] [lyrics]

In God We Trust

Jimmy Fortune, Justin Peters

A nation built on sacrifice
Soldiers and their families who’ve paid the highest price
To give their all, to heed the call
To keep us all alive and freedom standing tall
Through war and troubled times we have endured
And with these words we have been secure

In God we trust how can we turn away our faces
In God we trust the giver of our liberty
We must not forget our freedom
Only want him when we need him
Four words that say so much in God we trust

I pledge allegiance to the flag
The thought of leaving God’s name out it makes me sad
Our children’s hope we can’t neglect
Because we want to be politically correct
One nation under God that keeps us strong
And by His grace we will carry on

In God we trust how can we turn away our faces
In God we trust the giver of our liberty
We must not forget our freedom
Only want him when we need him
Four words that say so much in God we trust
12On The Other Side [play] [lyrics]

On The Other Side

Tom Botkin, Kevin Denny, Jimmy Fortune


On the other side the sun always shines
No minutes, no hours, there’s no such thing as time
Where streets are paved with gold
And you never grow old
On the other side

On the other side everybody sings
There’s miles and miles of flowers and lots of pretty things
Where the skies a perfect blue
And everything looks brand new
On the other side

Well I’ve never been to heaven
Didn’t know what it was like
But God let me have a glimpse
In my dream last night
And I could see you smiling
And you were looking right at me
And for the first time in a long time
On your face I saw some peace
And I knew everything was gonna be all right
On the other side

On the other side do you ever see me cry
Do you know how much I miss you
Wish I could have said goodbye
Just one more I love you
Oh, am I really getting through
On the other side

Well I’ve never been to heaven
Didn’t know what it was like
But God let me have a glimpse
In my dream last night
And I could hear you laughing
You were looking right at me
And for the first time in a long time
On your face I saw some peace
And I knew everything was gonna be all right
No more tears, and no more sad goodbyes
On the other side, on the other, on the other side
I’ll see you on the other side

Jimmy Fortune


"Feels Like Christmas"


November 21st 2006


Fortune 4


CD


#TitleLength
1I'll Be Home For Christmas [play]
2Old Toy Trains [play]
3It's Christmas Time Again [play]
4Pretty Paper [play]
5White Christmas [play]
6Christmas Country Style [play]
7Silver Bells [play]
8Oh Holy Night [play]
9Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas [play]
10Silent Night [play]

Jimmy Fortune


"I Believe"


August 17th 2004


Fortune Enterprises


CD


#TitleLength
1Take Me There [play] [lyrics]

Take Me There

WILLIAM ALLBRITTON, MARK WILLETT

YOU KNOW MY HEART YOU KNOW MY SOUL
YOU KNOW JUST WHERE I NEED TO GO
LORD TAKE ME THERE, LORD PLEASE TAKE ME THERE
WHERE YOUR VOICE IS ALL I HEAR
AND YOUR WILL FOR ME IS CLEAR
LORD TAKE ME THERE

TAKE ME THERE SET MY SPIRIT FREE
TAKE ME THERE YEAH YOU HAVE WHAT I NEED
TAKE ME THERE AS I GET DOWN ON MY KNEES
LORD HEAR MY PRAYER, TAKE ME THERE

WHEN I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO
HELP ME FOLLOW YOU
LORD TAKE ME THERE, LORD PLEASE TAKE ME THERE
WILL YOU GIVE ME PEACE OF MIND
WHEN YOUR TRUTH IS HARD TO FIND
LORD TAKE ME THERE

TAKE ME THERE SET MY SPIRIT FREE
TAKE ME THERE YEAH YOU HAVE WHAT I NEED
TAKE ME THERE AS I GET DOWN ON MY KNEES
LORD HEAR MY PRAYER, TAKE ME THERE

I AM WILLING TO BE GUIDED BY YOUR EYES
LORD RENEW ME BY TRANSFORMING MY MIND
WHERE YOUR SPIRIT SPEAKS TO HEARTS THAT ARE AWARE

TAKE ME THERE SET MY SPIRIT FREE
TAKE ME THERE YEAH YOU HAVE WHAT I NEED
TAKE ME THERE AS I GET DOWN ON MY KNEES
LORD HEAR MY PRAYER, TAKE ME THERE
2Be With Me [play] [lyrics]

Be With Me

TONY BROWER

FATHER IT’S ME ALL ALONE IN GETHSEMANE…THE TIME IS NEARING
MY BEST FRIENDS ARE ASLEEP…THROUGH DROPS OF BLOOD I WEEP…THIS THING I’M FEARING
NEVER SO ALONE AS ON THIS DAY
YET NOT MY WILL BUT YOUR WILL THAT I PRAY

BE WITH ME THROUGH THIS THING THAT I’VE PREPARED FOR ALL MY LIFE
BE WITH ME FOR THE TIME IS NEAR I NEED YOU BY MY SIDE
I CANNOT LET THEM DOWN THEY’RE ALMOST FREE
THEY NEED ME SO…FATHER BE WITH ME

THERE’S THE SOUND OF SOLDIER’S FEET…JUDAS KISSES MY CHEEK…
MY ARMS THEY’RE HOLDING
IT’S JUST LIKE YOU SAID IT’D BE…IT’S KINDA STRANGE TO FINALLY SEE IT ALL UNFOLDING
NOT A WORD TO PILOT DO I SAY…I JUST CLOSE MY LIPS AND IN MY HEART I PRAY…

BE WITH ME THROUGH THIS THING THAT I’VE PREPARED FOR ALL MY LIFE
BE WITH ME FOR THE TIME IS NEAR I NEED YOU BY MY SIDE
I CANNOT LET THEM DOWN THEY’RE ALMOST FREE
THEY NEED ME SO…FATHER BE WITH ME

OH, THEY CRY “CRUCIFY”…PETER DENIES ME…I’M NAILED TO THIS CROSS…
GOT TWO THIEVES HANGING BY ME
I CLOSE MY EYES…FATHER FORGIVE THEM…OH HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME

FATHER IT’S ME…THE TASK YOU GAVE TO ME IS NOW COMPLETED
BY THE WAY HERE ARE THE KEYS…SATAN FINALLY SEES THAT HE’S DEFEATED
I FINALLY GET TO BE WITH YOU TODAY…AND FROM YOUR LIPS I KNOW I’LL HEAR YOU SAY…

BE WITH ME…HERE’S THE THRONE THAT YOU’VE PREPARED FOR ALL YOUR LIFE
BE WITH ME…EVER RULING REIGNING RIGHT HERE BY MY SIDE
OH, YOU DID NOT LET THEM DOWN NOW THEY’RE ALL FREE
I LOVE YOU SON…BE WITH ME
FOEVER AND EVER…BE WITH ME
3He's Gettin' Me Ready [play] [lyrics]

He's Gettin' Me Ready

JIMMY FORTUNE

HE’S GETTING’ ME READY
FOR WHAT’S WAITIN’ DOWN THE ROAD
HE’S GETTIN’ ME READY
TO CARRY THIS HEAVY LOAD
GONNA SEE WHAT JESUS
HAS WAITIN’ THERE FOR ME
HE’S GETTIN’ ME READY
FOR ETERNITY

MY LIFE WAS FILLED WITH DARKNESS
SIN WAS TAKIN’ ME DOWN
I WAS SO BUSY SINKIN’ I COULDN’T SEE NO HIGHER GROUND
BUT THEN JESUS REACHED OUT TO ME
AND SAID SON JUST TAKE MY HAND
THEN HE LIFTED ME UP AND NOW I UNDERSTAND

HE’S GETTING’ ME READY
FOR WHAT’S WAITIN’ DOWN THE ROAD
HE’S GETTIN’ ME READY
GONAA CARRY MY HEAVY LOAD
GONNA SEE WHAT JESUS
HAS WAITIN’ THERE FOR ME
HE’S GETTIN’ ME READY
FOR ETERNITY

WELL NOW I BELIEVE IN THE WORLD TODAY
THE THING WE NEED THE MOST
IS A GOOD DOSE OF THE FATHER, THE SON
AND THE HOLY GHOST
JUST LET HIS LOVE ENFOLD YOU
THEN I KNOW YOU’LL SEE
HE’LL GET YOU READY
FOR ETERNITY

CAUSE HE’S GETTING’ ME READY
FOR WHAT’S WAITIN’ DOWN THE ROAD
HE’S GETTIN’ ME READY
GONNA CARRY MY HEAVY LOAD
GONNA SEE WHAT JESUS
HAS WAITIN’ THERE FOR ME
HE’S GETTIN’ ME READY
FOR ETERNITY
4I Believe [play] [lyrics]

I Believe

JIMMY FORTUNE

WHEN I SEE THE SUNRISE IN THE MORNING
WHEN I FEEL THE WIND BLOW ACROSS MY FACE
WHEN I HEAR THE SOUND OF CHILDREN PLAYING
I KNOW IT’S A PART OF GOD’S AMAZING GRACE

AND I BELIEVE THERE’S A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN
I BELIEVE IN A PLACE CALLED CALVARY
I BELIEVE IN A MAN WHOSE NAME WAS JESUS
AND I BELIEVE THAT HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ME

I WAS THERE THE DAY MY MAMA WENT TO HEAVEN
I HELD HER HAND AS SHE CLOSED HER EYES TO SLEEP
I FELT THE POWER OF TEN THOUSAND ANGELS
TAKE HER SOUL AWAY TO BE CROWNED AT JESUS’ FEET

AND I BELIEVE THERE’S A PLACE CALLED HEAVEN
I BELIEVE IN A PLACE CALLED CALVARY
I BELIEVE IN A MAN WHOSE NAME IS JESUS
AND I BELIEVE THAT HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ME

5Amazing Grace [play] [lyrics]

Amazing Grace

PUBLIC DOMAIN

AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND
THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME
I ONCE WAS LOST BUT NOW, NOW I’M FOUND
I WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE

TWAS GRACE THAT TAUGHT MY HEART TO FEAR
AND GRACE MY FEARS RELIEVED
HOW PRECIOUS DID THAT GRACE APPEAR
THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED

WHEN WE’VE BEEN THERE TEN THOUSAND YEARS
OH, BRIGHT SHINING AS THE SUN
WE’VE NO LESS DAYS TO SING GOD’S PRAISE
OH, THAN WHEN WE FIRST BEGUN

AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND
THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME
I ONCE WAS LOST BUT NOW, NOW I’M FOUND
I WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE
6I Wrote It In Red [play] [lyrics]

I Wrote It In Red

TONY BROWER

I WAS BESIDE YOU THE DAY YOU WERE BORN
BREATHED MY BREATH INTO YOU BROUGHT LIFE TO YOUR FORM
I ROCKED YOU AT NIGHTTIME WOKE YOU WITH A KISS
SENT ANGELS TO WATCH YOU LIKE ALL OF MY KIDS
BUT WHEN IT CAME TIME TO SAY THAT I LOVE YOU
I HAD TO MAKE CERTAIN YOU KNEW…

SO I WROTE IT IN RED ETCHED IT IN STONE
LEFT NO ROOM FOR DOUBT WHEN I MADE YOU MY OWN
SENT MY SON TO DIE ALONE IN YOUR STEAD
WHEN I TOLD YOU I LOVED YOU
I WROTE IT IN RED

I REMEMBER YOUR FIRST LOVE THE DAY YOU BOTH MET
I CRIED WHEN YOUR HEART BROKE DRIED THE TEARS THAT YOU SHED
I SAW WHEN YOU STUMBLED WATCHED YOU TRY AGAIN
I FORGOT YOUR BAD CHOICES I FORGAVE ALL YOUR SINS
BUT WHEN I HEARD YOU CRY OUT DON’T YOU LOVE ME
IS THERE EVEN A GOD UP ABOVE ME

SO I WROTE IT IN RED ETCHED IT IN STONE
LEFT NO ROOM FOR DOUBT WHEN I MADE YOU MY OWN
SENT MY SON TO DIE ALONE IN YOUR STEAD
WHEN I TOLD YOU I LOVE YOU
OH|, I WROTE IT IN RED

FOR TWO THOUSAND YEARS IT’S BEEN WRITTEN ABOVE
WITH THE BLOOD OF MY SON IN THE COLOR OF LOVE…

I WROTE IT IN RED ETCHED IT IN STONE
LEFT NO ROOM FOR DOUBT WHEN I MADE YOU MY OWN
SENT MY SON TO DIE ALONE IN YOUR STEAD
WHEN I TOLD YOU I LOVED YOU
I WROTE IT IN RED
7He Touched Me [play] [lyrics]

He Touched Me

WILLIAM J GAITHER

SHACKLED BY A HEAVY BURDEN
‘NEATH A LOAD OF GUILT AND SHAME
THEN THE HAND OF JESUS TOUCHED ME
AND NOW I AM NO LONGER THE SAME

HE TOUCHED ME
OH, HE TOUCHED ME
AND OH THE JOY THAT FLOODS MY SOUL
SOMETHING HAPPENED AND NOW I KNOW
HE TOUCHED ME AND MADE ME WHOLE

SINCE I MET THIS BLESSED SAVIOUR
SINCE HE CLEANSED AND MADE ME WHOLE
I WILL NEVER CEASE TO PRAISE HIM
I’LL SHOUT IT WHILE ETERNITY ROLLS

HE TOUCHED ME
OH, HE TOUCHED ME
AND OH THE JOY THAT FLOODS MY SOUL
SOMETHING HAPPENED AND NOW I KNOW
HE TOUCHED ME AND MADE ME WHOLE

SOMETHING WONDERFUL HAPPENED AND NOW I KNOW
HE TOUCHED ME AND MADE ME WHOLE
8That's What I Call Love [play] [lyrics]

That's What I Call Love

REBECCA PECK

THERE’S AN OLD SILLY NOTION THAT LOVE IS AN EMOTION
THAT CHANGES LIKE THE WIND
SOME SAY THAT IT’S A FEELING THAT SETS YOUR MIND TO REELING
AND MAKES YOU WEAR A FUNNY GRIN
ONE DAY I HEARD THE STORY
HOW JESUS CAME FROM GLORY
AND DIED TO SAVE MY SOUL
AND THOUGH I WASN’T WORTHY
I CALLED AND JESUS HEARD ME
NOW HIS BLOOD HAS MADE ME WHOLE

THAT’S WHAT I CALL LOVE
THAT’S WHAT I CALL MERCY
THAT’S WHAT I CALL THE WONDROUS BOUNDLESS
GOODNESS OF THE LORD FROM HEAVEN ABOVE
HE GAVE HIS LIFE ON THE CROSS OF CALVARY
THAT’S WHAT I CALL TRULY UNDENIABLE FULLY
INDESCRIBABLE YEAH THAT’S WHAT I CALL LOVE

THE LOVE OF A BROTHER, A FATHER OR A MOTHER
CAN BRING JOY TO YOUR HEART
YOUR FRIENDS WHO ARE STABLE
TRIED TRUE AND FAITHFUL
THEY’LL BE THERE WHEN YOU FALL APART
BUT THESE CAN NEVER MEASURE THE SINGLE GREATEST
TREASURE THAT JESUS GAVE TO ME
A LOVE WITHOUT CONDITION CHANGING MY POSITION
FROM A BEGGER TO THE CHILD OF THE KING

THAT’S WHAT I CALL LOVE
THAT’S WHAT I CALL MERCY
THAT’S WHAT I CALL THE WONDROUS BOUNDLESS
GOODNESS OF THE LORD FROM HEAVEN ABOVE
HE GAVE HIS LIFE ON THE CROSS OF CALVARY
THAT’S WHAT I CALL TRULY UNDENIABLE FULLY
INDESCRIBABLE YEAH THAT’S WHAT I CALL LOVE
9Over The Sunset Mountains [play] [lyrics]

Over The Sunset Mountains

JOHN W PETERSON

OVER THE SUNSET MOUNTAINS
SOMEDAY I’LL SOFTLY GO
INTO THE ARMS OF JESUS
HE WHO HAS LOVED ME SO

OVER THE SUNSET MOUNTAINS
HEAVEN AWAITS FOR ME
OVER THE SUNSET MOUNTAINS
JESUS MY SAVIOR I’LL SEE

TOILING WILL ALL BE ENDED
SHADOWS WILL FLEE AWAY
SORROW WILL BE FORGOTTEN
OH, WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY

OVER THE SUNSET MOUNTAINS
HEAVEN AWAITS FOR ME
OVER THE SUNSET MOUNTAINS
JESUS MY SAVIOR I’LL SEE

10The Lord's Prayer [play] [lyrics]

The Lord's Prayer

PUBLIC DOMAIN

OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN
HALLOWED BE THY NAME
THY KINGDOM COME
THY WILL BE DONE, IN EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD
AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS
AS WE FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS
AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION
BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL
FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM
AND THE POWER AND THE GLORY
FOREVER
AMEN
11I'll Fly Away [play] [lyrics]

I'll Fly Away

ALBERT E BRUMLEY

SOME GLAD MORNING
I’LL FLY AWAY, O GLORY
I’LL FLY AWAY
WHEN I DIE, HALLELUJAH, BY AND BY
I’LL FLY AWAY

SOME GLAD MORNING WHEN THIS LIFE IS OVER
I’LL FLY AWAY
TO A HOME ON GOD’S CELESTIAL SHORE
I’LL FLY AWAY

I’LL FLY AWAY, O GLORY
I’LL FLY AWAY
WHEN I DIE, HALLELUJAH, BY AND BY
I’LL FLY AWAY

WHEN THE SHADOWS OF THIS LIFE HAVE FLOWN
I’LL FLY AWAY
LIKE A BIRD FROM PRISON BARS HAS FLOWN
I’LL FLY AWAY

JUST A FEW MORE WEARY DAYS AND THEN
I’LL FLY AWAY
TO A LAND WHERE JOY SHALL NEVER END
I’LL FLY AWAY

I’LL FLY AWAY, O GLORY
I’LL FLY AWAY
WHEN I DIE, HALLELUJAH, BY AND BY
I’LL FLY AWAY
12How Great Thou Art [play] [lyrics]

How Great Thou Art

STUART HINE

O, LORD, MY GOD
WHEN I IN AWESOME WONDER
CONSIDER ALL THE WORKS THY HANDS HATH MADE
I SEE THE STARS AND I HEAR THE ROLLING THUNDER
THY POWER THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE DISPLAYED

THEN SINGS MY SOUL MY SAVIOR GOD TO THEE
HOW GREAT THOU ART HOW GREAT THOU ART
THEN SINGS MY SOUL MY SAVIOR GOD TO THEE
HOW GREAT THOU ART HOW GREAT THOU ART

WHEN CHRIST SHALL COME
WITH SHOUT OF ACCLAMATION
AND TAKE ME HOME WHAT JOY SHALL FILL MY HEART
THEN I SHALL BOW IN HUMBLE ADORATION
AND THERE PROCLAIM MY GOD HOW GREAT THOU ART

THEN SINGS MY SOUL MY SAVIOR GOD TO THEE
HOW GREAT THOU ART HOW GREAT THOU ART
THEN SINGS MY SOUL MY SAVIOR GOD TO THEE
HOW GREAT THOU ART HOW GREAT THOU ART

13Country Sunday [play] [lyrics]

Country Sunday

BART BUTLER, TONY RAMEY

WIND CHIMES HANGIN’ FROM A RUSTY NAIL
HARMONIZING WITH A WHIPPOORWILL
AND A WILLOW WEEPIN’ OUT IN THE YARD
CHURCH BELLS RINGIN’ IN THE MOUNTAIN AIR
OLD MEN SITTIN’ IN THEIR ROCKING CHAIRS
IN THEIR SUITS AND TIES AND AN OLD GUITAR
TOES A TAPPIN’ ON THAT OLD FRONT PORCH
YOU CAN SMELL FRIED CHICKEN THROUGH AN OLD SCREEN DOOR
ON A COOL COUNTRY SUNDAY

DUST COMIN’ UP FROM DOWN THE ROAD
FAMILY CROWD STARTIN’ TO GROW
AS TIME SLOWS DOWN IN THE AFTERNOON
WE ALL KNEW HEAVEN WASN’T FAR AWAY
GRANDMA’D SING “AMAZING GRACE”
IT MEANT SUPPERTIME WOULD BE HERE SOON
BEFORE WE SAT DOWN TO BREAK THE BREAD
WE’D ALL GATHER ‘ROUND AND BOW OUR HEADS
ON A COOL COUNTRY SUNDAY

GRANDPA’D PRAY AND SAY “AMEN”
AND THANK THE LORD WE’RE ALL TOGETHER AGAIN
GRANDMA’D SMILE AND WIPE HER TEARS AWAY
AND WE’D PASS THE PLATES
ON A COOL COUNTRY SUNDAY

MAMMA HELPED STACK THE PLATES IN A PILE
WE’D ALL SIT AND TALK FOR A WHILE
AS THE AUTUMN BREEZE BROUGHT IN THE NIGHT
WHEN WE FINALLY GOT AROUND TO SAYIN’ GOODBY
DADDY WOULD TELL US HOW HE DREADED THE DRIVE
AS THE DOG WOULD CHASE OUR RED TAILLIGHTS
I’D SIT IN THE BACK SEAT AND COUNT THE CARS
TILL I FELL ASLEEP WITH A DREAM IN MY HEART
OF A COOL COUNTRY SUNDAY

GRANDPA’D PRAY AND SAY “AMEN”
AND THANK THE LORD WE’RE ALL TOGETHER AGAIN
GRANDMA’D SMILE AND WIPE HER TEARS AWAY
AND WE’D PASS THE PLATES
ON A COOL COUNTRY SUNDAY

Jimmy Fortune


"When One Door Closes"


October 28th 2003


Audium/Koch


CD


#TitleLength
1What Money Can't Buy [play] [lyrics]

What Money Can't Buy

Jimmy Fortune, John Rimel

When the curtain goes up, and we’re in your town
When the band starts up, and I here that sound
A chill runs up my spine, and puts a smile on my face
And nothing in this whole wide world could ever take it’s place

I sing my songs, from the bottom of my heart
I do the best I can do, and you’re doin’ your part
And you know I owe you, for giving me the chance to try
I wanna thank you for givin’ me what money can’t buy

‘Cause money can’t buy this love I’m feelin’ when I open up to you
Money can’t buy this thrill I’m stealin’ when I sing my songs for you
And I could never pay you back no matter how hard I try
‘Cause you’ve given me everything money can’t buy

Something money can’t buy, something money can’t buy, something money can’t buy

I make a good livin’, and I made myself a name
Got a good thing goin’, a little fortune and fame
But when I sing for you, oh what a feelin’ inside
I wanna thank you for givin’ me what money can’t buy

‘Cause money can’t buy this love I’m feelin’ when I open up to you
Money can’t buy this thrill I’m stealin’ when I sing my songs for you
And I could never pay you back no matter how hard I try
‘Cause you’ve given me everything money can’t buy

Something money can’t buy, something money can’t buy, something money can’t buy


2Elizabeth [play] [lyrics]

Elizabeth

Jimmy Fortune

Oh Elizabeth I long to see your pretty face
I long to touch your lips I long to feel your warm embrace
Don’t know if I can ever live my life without you
Oh Elizabeth I’m still missing you

I remember when we shared a life together
You gave me strength and love and life that felt brand new
But your so far away I have to say I’m feelin’ blue
Oh Elizabeth I’m sure missin’ you

Oh Elizabeth I long to see your pretty face
I long to touch your lips I long to feel your warm embrace
Don’t know if I can ever live my life without you
Oh Elizabeth I’m sure missing you

Well it’s been said before that I’ve caused many heartaches
Well I wonder if that parts really true
Be it right or wrong it feels my heart would surely break
Oh Elizabeth I hope you understand

Oh Elizabeth I long to see your pretty face
I long to touch your lips I long to feel your warm embrace
Don’t know if I can ever live my life without you
Oh Elizabeth I’m still missing you
3More Than A Name On A Wall [play] [lyrics]

More Than A Name On A Wall

Jimmy Fortune, John Rimel


I saw her from a distance as she walked up to the wall
In her hand she held some flowers as her tears began to fall
And she took out pen and paper as to trace her memories
And she looked up to heaven and the words she said were these

She said Lord my boy was special and he meant so much to me
And oh I’d love to see him just one more time you see
All I have are the memories and the moments to recall
So Lord could you tell him that he’s more than a name on a wall

She said he really missed the family and being home on Christmas day
And he died for God and country in a place so far away
I remember just a little boy playing war since he was three
But Lord this time I know he’s not comin’ home to me

She said Lord my boy was special and he meant so much to me
And oh I’d love to see him but I know it just can’t be
So I thank you for the memories and the moments to recall
So Lord could you tell him that he’s more than a name on a wall
4Cryin' Ain't Gonna Get Me Over You [play] [lyrics]

Cryin' Ain't Gonna Get Me Over You

Jimmy Fortune, John Rimel

‘Round and around and around love goes
Where it stops nobody knows it ain’t me
It don’t stop at me
Now you say you’re leaving you don’t know why
Ain’t got a reason but your wavin’ goodbye to me
It’s goodbye to me
But I’m gonna think about you for a long long time
Gonna take a while to heal this heart of mine
I gotta wait for the sun to shine on me, the sun to shine on me

But I’ll cry when I think about you
And I’ll cry when I’m feelin’ blue
You know I’ll cry when I’m broken hearted
But cryin’ ain’t gonna get me over you

Hey pretty baby I love you so
Ain’t no doubt about it you’re the heart and soul to me
You’re heart and soul to me
Can’t take you leavin’ and I don’t know how
Ain’t no way I can stop you now you’re free
So goodbye you’re free
But I’m gonna think about you for a long long time
Gonna take a while to heal this heart of mine
I gotta wait for the sun to shine on me, the sun to shine on me

But I’ll cry when I think about you
And I’ll cry when I’m feelin’ blue
You know I’ll cry when I’m broken hearted
But cryin’ ain’t gonna get me over you
5Till I Gain Control Again [play] [lyrics]

Till I Gain Control Again

Rodney Crowell

Just like the sun over the mountain tops
You know I’ll always come again
You know I love to spend my morning time
Like sunlight dancin’ on your skin

I’ve never gone so wrong as for tellin’ lies to you
And what you see is what I’ve been
I only hope that you can hold me now
Till I can gain control again

Out on the road that lies before me now
There are some turns where I will spin
I’ll only hope that you can hold me now
Till I can gain control again

And like a lighthouse you must stand alone
Land mark a sailor’s journey’s end
No matter what sea I’ve been sailin’ on
I’ll always roll your way again

Out on the road that lies before me now
There are some turns where I will spin
I’ll only hope that you can hold me now
Till I can gain control again
6Thank God For Mama And Daddy [play] [lyrics]

Thank God For Mama And Daddy

Jimmy Fortune

I remember back when I was just a young boy
Of Mom and dad and my sweet family
Times were hard but we always seemed to make it
God seemed to somehow meet our every need
And on Sundays we would gather ‘round our table
And thank God for how he blessed our family
And for giving us a loving momma and daddy
And for all the time they spent down on their knees

God we thank you for mama and daddy
And for placin’ us in their lovin’ care
And for givin’ us a Christian home and the good times that we shared
And for all the time down on their knees in prayer

Mom and daddy they’ve been gone for some time now
And that old house gets lonesome now and then
But in the quiet we still can hear their laughter
And recall some precious memories of them
And on Sundays we still gather ‘round that table
And thank God for how he blessed our family
And for giving us a loving mom and daddy
And for all the time they spent down on their knees

God we thank you for mama and daddy
And for placin’ us in their lovin’ care
And for givin’ us a Christian home and the good times that we shared
And for all the time down on their knees in prayer
7Too Much On My Heart [play] [lyrics]

Too Much On My Heart

Jimmy Fortune

You’re having second thoughts I can tell by the way you look at me
I can tell by what I see that you no longer believe in me
I’m havin’ bad dreams can’t seem to get back to where we used to be
Sometimes it feels like we’re worlds apart
And I’ve got to much on my heart

I’ve got to much on my heart and I don’t like to feel the pain
And I don’t know where to start to make you love me once again
I don’t have time to make you understand
Lord this thing is getting’ out of hand
Pain shoots through me like a dart and I’ve got too much on my heart

Don’t be cold to me I know you’ve changed but it’s still hard for me
It’s too late I realize I can see it in your distant eyes
You needed all of me but I can’t be there like I used to be
And Lord it’s tearin’ me apart
‘Cause I got too much on my heart

I’ve got to much on my heart and I don’t like to feel the pain
And I don’t know where to start to make you love me once again
I don’t have time to make you understand
Lord this thing is getting’ out of hand
Pain shoots through me like a dart and I’ve got too much on my heart

8My Only Love [play] [lyrics]

My Only Love

Jimmy Fortune

You and I were meant for one another
Today we’ll join our hearts eternally
And this moment I’ll always remember
All the words that meant so much to me

And you’re my only love
My only love
And I will thank the Lord above for you each day
I can’t believe the way I feel You’re so special you’re so real
And I know you’ll always be my only love

Listen closely to the words I’m saying
I know I’ve never meant them more
For you’re love only I’ve been praying
You and I are what this love is for

And you’re my only love
My only love
And I will thank the Lord above for you each day
I can’t believe the way I feel You’re so special you’re so real
And I know you’ll always be my only love

9When We Were Young [play] [lyrics]

When We Were Young

Jimmy Fortune, John Rimel

We were just thirteen high school green
Just some all American boys
With a lot to learn and time to burn
We just wanted to make us some noise

So we formed us a band got a few one night stands
And we wore out some cheapo guitars
Time and again we’d cram it all in
To the back of my daddy’s ole car

Our hair grew long our hearts beat strong
As we ran out into the night
We pushed to the end then we’d do it again
Oh man what a life
We laughed and we sang our voices rang out
And time seemed to go on and on
There was so much to see what a cool place to be
Oh God we had fun
When we were Young When we were Young
When we were Young When we were Young

Time has a way of makin’ young hearts grow old
But I won’t give in it won’t take one piece of my soul

Our hair grew long our hearts beat strong
As we ran out into the night
We pushed to the end then we’d do it again
Oh man what a life
We laughed and we sang our voices rang out
And time seemed to go on and on
There was so much to see what a cool place to be
Oh God we had fun
When we were Young When we were Young
When we were Young When we were Young

10If You Were Mine [play] [lyrics]

If You Were Mine

Jimmy Fortune, John Rimel

I can tell that your hurtin’ by the look in your eye
And I’m fairly certain that I know the reasons why
He’s taken you for granted in everything you do
Well it wouldn’t be that way if I had you

If you were mine you’d never see another tear
‘Cause I’d hold you till the hurtin’ disappeared
I don’t believe you’ve wasted all this love and precious time
You and I could have if you were mine

Oh I’d love to buy you roses and lots of pretty things
I’d show you that I love you in Oh so many ways
I’d tell you that you’re special and ride you on a cloud so high
Oh I’d promise that my love would never die

If you were mine you’d never see another tear
‘Cause I’d hold you till the hurtin’ disappeared
I don’t believe you’ve wasted all this love and precious time
You and I could have if you were mine
11When One Door Closes [play] [lyrics]

When One Door Closes

Jimmy Fortune, John Rimel

When you feel lonely and life has no meaning
When you are searching for someone to help you you’re never alone
There is a spirit deep down inside you
That you will find if you only believe

When one door closes another one opens
You have the key to unlock the love you have within
Don’t be afraid to reach out of your darkness
Hold on to your faith then you will see a new life begin

There comes a time in everyone’s life
When we are faced with some things in this world we don’t understand
But for every change there is a reason
And you can be sure that life never ends

When on door closes another one opens
You have the key to unlock the love you have within
Don’t be afraid to reach out of your darkness
Hold on to your faith then you will see a new life begin

87 Comments to Music

  1. Ray Ronk says:

    If and where can we buy a karaoke copy of I Believe. Our Church Praise Singing Group would really like to do it on one of our Sunday Service’s.

  2. c.d. wolford says:

    trying to find the sound track for “my only love”

    • Nina Fortune says:

      I’m sorry but we don’t have tracks available for that song. We only have tracks for the “I Believe” CD.

  3. John Howell says:

    Jimmy is one of the great singers and writers of our time. I recently discovered his talents when I purchased the Statler’s last tour performance. He may have replaced DeWitt but DeWitt could not replace him.

  4. terry shifflett says:

    The first time I heard ” I Believe “, I had just lost my Mother.
    I sat in my truck, and cried,till there were no tears left. My eyes still fill up, and my heart still aches when I hear it. But
    each time afterwards, my soul is cleansed, and my heart heals a little more from the storms its seen. Thank You and God Bless

    • Dj Beverly Glass says:

      Amen, God Bless you. Loosing a mother is one of the most difficult thing we have to live through.

    • sandy morin says:

      terry shifflett i know how you feel and i cry everytime i hear the song too. my mother has been gone for 9 years and it just seems like yesterday that she passed away. all i have to do is think about her and all the good times and things we did together and i cry. i miss her so much but i know that she is with God and she is happy and this puts a smile on my face.

  5. William Wright says:

    Met Bro. Jimmy (hope he doesn’t mind me calling him that) tonight after the concert at Immanuel Baptist Church in Pace, FL. He will never know what it meant to this pastor of Bible Way Baptist Church, a little church in Milton, FL, to give me a few minutes to tell him what “On the Other Side” means to my wife and me. Today, March 20th, would have been our son’s 33rd birthday (Bill, Jr.); he was stillborn. Knox County, TN, has no record of his live birth, but heaven is fully aware that he lives. He is “on the other side,” and we will see him…just as surely as we’ll see Jesus. Thank you for hugging the neck of an old preacher and truly caring. Because of Calvary, Pastor Bill Wright Ps. 121:1-2

  6. Bonnie Wells says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed your show in Celina, Ohio today.
    Thank you for taking time to sign autographs & having
    your picture made with us. God bless you.

  7. KC says:

    I have been trying to figure out who wrote the Statler Brothers’ song “It’s a Small, Small World”, but cannot locate that information online.

  8. Bob Courtney says:

    I would like to record one of Mr. Fortune’s songs, but I would like to discuss it with him first. If you could send me an email address by private message, where I could send him a message I would truly be thankful. Blessings
    Bob Courtney

  9. Rita says:

    We saw Jimmy today in Marion, NC at the NC State Bluegrass Festival. He really did a awesome job singing today. My favorite song Is I Have To Much On My Heart, but when he sang, How Great Thou Art, I had cold chills!

  10. Pat OLeary says:

    Does Jimmy Fortune have the song “Lighthouse” on any of his CD’s? Thanks

  11. jimmy will always be one of my favorites. He has an awesome voice. luv the way he holds those notes for so long. I will always appreciate his gospel music. I know I will never see him in person but is there some place where I could get a picture of him? and by the way you Nina are a beautiful lady. thank you for your time.

  12. Wendell Taylor says:

    I was looking for the sheet music to I Believe and was wondering if it was available to

    purchase?

  13. Rick McBrayer says:

    Is there a soundtrack for “In God We Trust” available?

  14. Kressie McNerw says:

    is there a sound track available for HITS HYMNS cd

  15. I watched Jimmy on dish 276 this morning (hits and hymns) and when he sang I believe and amazing grace, he truly touched my soul. He is an awesome soloist. May God continue to bless the Fortunes.

  16. Rickey Smith says:

    I just wanted to say what a blessing it is to listen to Jimmy Fortune sing. I’ve been a fan of the Statler brothers since High School (1965). Being a Vietnam vet “More than a name on a wall” is one of my favorites. I saw the special on Jimmy Fortune on Bill Gaither and had to have the CD Hits and Hymns is great. Every song is great. “Far side banks of Jordan” and “I believe” is really special. Please keep the Gospel CDs coming and God Bless you and family.

  17. Lois says:

    Saw Jimmy in Branson this week. What a great voice. Really enjoyed the fact that he gave insight into what inspired him to write the songs he has written. It was very clear just how much he loves his family. The credit he gives his wife for his success is refreshing. Choosing him to replace Dewitt, under the awful circumstances, was a great decision. Have been a fan from the first time I heard Elizabeth.

  18. Wilma Osborne says:

    My mother watched a Gaither show recently (mid-October) when Jimmy Fortune was featured. She loved all the “old” songs she grew up with and wanted to order the CD but the number she wrote down is wrong. Can you help me decipher what she is talking about so I can order it for her??

  19. Jason Edwards says:

    Nina/Jimmy-

    I brought my kids to see Jimmy’s show in Scottsburg, IN this past spring/summer at the Ross Country Jamboree. I believe you were at the merchandise table. First of all, my kids were so blessed to see the show. I have tried very hard to get them interested in 80’s & 90’s country music and thanks to YouTube, they are hooked lol. They fell in love with Jimmy while watching him sing In God We Trust on Country’s Family Reunion. Rebecca is 12, Bradley and Madison are twins and they 10. They were so thrilled when I purchased a picture for Jimmy to sign for them and when I went to purchase one for each child, you simply gave them 3 but insisted on me only paying for one. That was very sweet and my children we so excited. We watched the show and it was so cool to see my young kids singing along to Jimmy’s songs. He didn’t even sing their favorite “In God We Trust” and it was still the time of their life. They still ask me weekly if I will take them back again this year. My children we fortunate enough to meet Jimmy after the show and I took his picture with them and he signed the picture you gave each of them. My kids went to school and talked about the show(5th Graders & 6th Graders) and even though their classmates had no clue who Jimmy Fortune was, my children we proud and on cloud nine that they saw Jimmy. My 12 year old daughter even commented “Why spend $100 to go see a Taylor Swift concert and set a half a mile away, when I can go see Jimmy, who is a more awesome singer, and actually set close enough to see him for only $25.” That made me pretty proud so I wanted to share this with you so that Jimmy knows there is still a purpose for him singing and writing. I know at least 3 children who think he is cool and still look forward to seeing him sing. Thank you both so much and I look forward to bringing my wife and children to see you again this coming year…Jimmy you are simply amazing…God has definitely given you a gift and the Edwards Family is so blessed that you share that gift through song.

    God bless you both and your family,

    Jason, Andrea, Rebecca, Bradley & Madison Edwards
    Vallonia, Indiana

    P.S. I tried to paste the picture I took of my kids with Jimmy, but I couldn’t get it to paste into this comment box. If you want a copy please let me know and how I can get it to you. Thanks!

  20. Evelyn Haysler says:

    I have the Hits & Hymns in CD and DVD. Absolutely love them both!!! I am still a Statler Brother fan and always will be. Thank you for continuing on solo Jimmy. Your talents are many and you bring joy to so many. May God bless you and your family.

  21. Joyce Baker Chewning says:

    Nina, hello again…I just purchased 7 tickets for the Clifford Baptist Church concert on Dec. 11…cannot wait!
    I have a special request for Jimmy that night….Could he dedicate his song ELIZABETH that night from my grandson (Cameron Maddox) to his wonderful girlfriend (ELIZABETH MASSIE).
    Please let me know if Jimmy would do this special dedication for his ole classmate from Nelson?

  22. .ross bishop says:

    Jimmy I love to hear you sing. You have a pure and distinct voice. I sing karaoke and would love to find a karaoke disc with FOREVER on it. I want to come to one of your concert as soon as possible. I hope you keep singing for a long time.

  23. On 12/25 I ordered Jimmys Christmas Country Style cd/dvd.It arrived yesterday and I thank you for getting here so quickly. Jimmy is such a talented man, and I will be listening to this all year long. Sandra Thompson

  24. Cindy Gladney says:

    Thank you so much for touching my heart. I have been so blessed fromm Jimmy’s songs! I loved “I wrote it in Red”, ” I Believe”, & “On the Far Side banks of Jordan!”. Keep following the Spirit!
    !

  25. Darcy says:

    Nina- will performance tracks EVER be available for the new hits and hymns project?

  26. Jim Underwood says:

    Several years ago, a southern gospel group from West Virignia that I was a member of was invited to the Statler 4th of July on gospel night. Several years later I was on business in Nashville and was staying a hotel that later I found that the Statlers were staying. I was in line for the breakfast buffet one morning and it was a long line and got to talking to the gentleman in front of me. We chatted and had a nice conversation. At first it didnt dawn on me who I was talking with. But when I saw him sit with 2 couple of members of the Statler group, it dawned on me that it was immy Fortune. He has always been a favorite singer of mine. I play guitars myself and grew up playing gospel as well as everything you can imagine. I hope that Jimmy will make it back to Roanoke VA sometime soon. I will definitely come out to see him.

  27. David Trammell says:

    I was wondering if there was a story behind the songs “Elizabeth” and “More than a name on a wall”

    • Nina Fortune says:

      Jimmy tells the stories behind the songs at most of his shows. It wouldn’t be the same if I told it instead of him.

  28. Barbara Blackburn says:

    Do you have available the sheet music and/or the accompaniment sound track (what keys?) for the song, “Come Back To Me.”

  29. Carolyn Spradlin says:

    Is there a CD available of “I Believe” with Jimmy Fortune singing with Dailey and Vincent ? I love the video and would love to have a CD. Thank you.

    • Nina Fortune says:

      There is a recording on the Gaither Bluegrass series. I know you can get it from itunes and you can order it from Gaither’s website.

  30. Terry White says:

    Jimmy sang a song called I believe and I am wondering how I can get the sound track for it ?

    • Nina Fortune says:

      The tracks for the whole I Believe CD are available on the shop page of the website. You can also get one through Daywind that has just the one song.

  31. Danita Ross says:

    Hi, Jimmy I got to see you preform “I Believe” at SPBGMA this year. It was such a beautiful song. I have been searching how to purchase this song for a upcoming cd. I’m not getting any where. Could you lead me in the the right direction to do this please? Thanks so much!

  32. Ray & De Kuehl says:

    Attended Jimmy’s concert with Darren & Brooke in Prairie du Sac, WI….what a beautiful collaboration of voices. Have always liked his tenor voice. So glad my husband & I got to hear them. Thank you Jimmy, Darren & Brooke.
    Ray & De Kuehl

    • Nina Fortune says:

      Thank you for coming!!

      • Janet Higdon says:

        Hi Nina –
        Can’t praise Jimmy enough for him singing the song with the Statlers about Noah finding Grace in the eyes of the Lord.
        Jimmy’s part was outstanding.
        I have been looking for a detailed bio of Jimmy. Kids? Marriages? Where did he raise his kids and other personal growing up info. Can you tell me where I can find it. He didn’t even give much info on Gaither’s special about him.
        Thanks, Janet

        • Nina Fortune says:

          Jimmy lived in central VA until 2004 so his children were raised there. Jimmy and his wife Nina moved to TN and still live there. His children are grown now and live in VA, NC and TN.

  33. Sandra Ward says:

    For my birthday this week, my mother and sister are taking me to the concert at Orange County High School. I am so thrilled! I saw the concert last year at the Louisa Arts Center and they have heard me speak of it repeatedly. So now they get to experience what I have did. We have enjoyed Jimmy’s voice since the first day we heard it.

    Without Mom, I wouldn’t have a birthday to celebrate :), so if possible, could a song be dedicated to her? She has so many favorites, I couldn’t pick just one. Any song will do. Her name is Doris Gray and my sister is Paula. If not, thank you anyway. I know we will enjoy the concert!

    God bless,
    Sandy

  34. Lana Sparks says:

    Nina, I cannot find “You and Your Sweet Love” on the CD’s or DVD’s. Has Jimmy recorded it? It is one of my husbands favorite songs that he listens to on YouTube.

  35. Rick Thornton says:

    Hey Jimmy and Nina –

    Working on an upcoming eulogy and want to use ‘The Other Side of the Cross’ with Jimmy, Daily and Vincent as my closing song, but I can’t find the CD!
    Can you help me? (I’ll pay good money!)

    Thank you
    Securely HIS

    Grandpa Rick
    1911 Parkdale Ct.
    Pantego, Texas 76013
    817-261-8242

    • Nina Fortune says:

      This version is on a Bill and Gloria Gaither CD called Old Rugged Cross. You can have someone download it from iTunes for $1.29.

  36. Beth Jorgensen says:

    I am looking to purchase the written score for Victory In Jesus as performed by Jimmy. It is written in the key of A and modulated to the key of D for the second half of the song. Where can I find this score?

    • Nina Fortune says:

      The musicians on the session may have written number charts for their own use that day but no score or sheet music was ever written out.

  37. Mary E Hamilton says:

    My husband passed away 5/22/16. I had the song played “You And Your Sweet Love”.
    I’ve looked everywhere for a CD with this song on it. Please help me in ordering a CD with this song. I also had “Far Side of Jordan” played. I have that one but want “You And Your Sweet Love ” so bad.
    I live in Splendora, Texas about 45 miles north of Houston, Texas.
    Please help me order a CD with this song.
    Sincerely
    Mary E Hamilton

    • Nina Fortune says:

      Jimmy only sang that song on the Bill Anderson tribute show and that is available on DVD. You can also watch it on Youtube. Connie Smith made that a hit so I’m sure you can buy her version on itunes.

  38. Dj Beverly Glass says:

    I am a huge fan of the Statler Brothers. I was grateful to find Jimmy still singing. I will see you in Rocky Mount, VA. Hope you make it to North Carolina soon. I would love to see you at 1st Christian Church in Kernersville (HINT HINT)

    I do miss the Statler Brothers. Wish they would do one more reunion……Any chance that will happen????

    • Nina Fortune says:

      Jimmy will be in Liberty, NC in December, not sure how far away this is from where you live.
      I will say that when The Statler Brothers said they were retiring, they truely meant it. They all still stay in touch but no plans of singing together publicly.

  39. Donna Barns says:

    I heard Jimmy sing “If” on RFD tv one night. It was a tribute to his wife Nina. I was wondering if I could buy a copy of that song somewhere. I loved it.

    • Nina Fortune says:

      It is going to be on Jimmy’s next CD called Jimmy Fortune Sings The Classics. The release date is set for 4-21-17.

  40. Elizabeth Slaughter says:

    Hi Jimmy & Nina, This is Sissie Slaughter – one of Jimmy’s classmates from Nelson County. I will be in Nashville April 23-30 attending a seminar for work. I haven’t been to Nashville since the 80’s and was wondering if you would recommend some places to check out while I was in town.

    Thanks bunches!

  41. Sandra Jines says:

    When will Jimmy’s new album “Jimmy Fortune sings the Classics” be coming out? I am looking forward to purchasing it and enjoying it. I know that it will be great like everything that he does.

  42. James Wilson says:

    Jimmy I love your music. You have such a great voice. Just started hearing you when I got the RFD channel. I know you were with the Statler Bros for 21 years and you wrote some great songs for them. Jimmy I wrote a christmas song about my Dad and would like your permission to send you a copy to get your thoughts on whether I should pursue trying to get it recorded or not. I value your opinion highly. If so how would I get a copy to you. Thanks, James Wilson

  43. Ronnie Horner says:

    My almost 92 year old Mother recently passed away. All the music that we played was from Jimmy’s Hits and Hymns CD. Beginning with Amazing Grace followed by How Great Thou Art. We ended the service with Victory In Jesus. I was a little afraid that it was a little peppy for the final song so I was amazed at how many people commented to me how much they liked it—even the minister and his wife. I now plan to have these same songs played at my own funeral. Thanks for a tremendous CD.

  44. Georgette Couvall says:

    JIMMY FORTUNE (FORMER STATLER BROTHER) WILL PERFORM LIVE IN CONCERT ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 AT THE RIVER ARTS THEATER IN PRAIRIE DU SAC, WISCONSIN U.S.A. HERE IS THE INFORMATION:

    https://APP.ARTS-PEOPLE.COM/INDEX.PHP?SHOW=76113

    JUST WANTED TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOU ALL!

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