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The Best So Far (Cindy Morgan album)

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This wonderful song written by the great Cindy Morgan is fast becoming one of my favorites.  Recorded a couple of years ago by the group “Point of Grace” it needs to be noted that Cindy’s original lyrics were slightly “edgier” for the simple reason, she said – “Because I’m married”.  But because “Point of Grace” wanted to record it – they asked Cindy to rewrite the first two lines so it could be universal and not just for the married lady.

I love how Cindy writes.  She really seems to get it – the good, the bad and the ugly all mixed up together in wonderful and poignant lyrics that transcend gender, era and circumstance.  I have posted her music videos before to showcase not only her songwriting ability – but also her great and versatile singing voice.  She is also an accomplished pianist and often during videos she is playing keyboards.

This song is about making every moment count.  And as Father’s Day approaches – and we remember our Dads and our husbands  – I want to challenge you to make every moment count with the “Dads” in your life – Hey – TURN UP THE MUSIC!!!

God Bless!

Wake up to the sunlight
With your windows open
Don’t hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
Wear your red dress
Use your good dishes
Make a big mess and make lots of wishes
Have what you want
But want what you have
And don’t spend your life lookin’ back[Chorus]
Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
You won’t regret it
Lookin’ back from where you have been
Cause it’s not who you knew
And it’s not what you did
It’s how you liveSo go to the ballgames
And go to the ballet
And go see your folks more than just on the holidays
Kiss all your children
Dance with your wife
Tell your husband you love him every night
Don’t run from the truth
Cause you can’t get away
Just face it and you’ll be okay[Chorus]

Oh wherever you are and wherever you’ve been
Now is the time to begin

So give to the needy
And pray for the grieving
E’en when you don’t think that you can
Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
So think of your fellow-man
Make peace with God and make peace with yourself
Cause in the end there’s nobody else

[Chorus]

Cause it’s not who you knew
And it’s not what you did
It’s how you live

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Comments on: "How You Live (Turn Up The Music)" (6)

  1. I didn’t know this song, Cindy, but I think it’s gonna turn into one of my new favorites. WOW!

  2. I heart Cindy Morgan! I heart Point of Grace – not as much a Cindy Morgan though. Me – I try not to think too much of my earthly father on a day like this – I’m not sure if you read that part about me. But our Heavenly Father – I heart thinking about him! And the last line of those lyrics – interesting – past tense, past tense, present tense – not the past, not the past, but the present. Thank you for this Cindy – and God bless and keep you and all of yours.

    • Thanks Craig – isn’t she great? I’ve posted a few of her songs in the past and they are all great – I have my voice students learn them too – love the lyrics! Hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day!

  3. You always have the best music. I’ll have to listen later on. It’s late here and my son is asleep.

  4. So, I’m really NOT a POG fan. But, I have to say that since they went more into the countryish vibe, they are waaaaaaaaaay better. This is a great song-it is a great one for Father’s Day! 🙂

    • Yes – I thought so too! You really don’t like POG? I always have – and I’m not really a fan of country – and to be honest I haven’t heard any of their recent stuff – only the stuff “back in the day” but I’m a HUGE Cindy Morgan fan!!! Hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day with your family 🙂

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