Calm Before the Storm Album

Artist(s): Paul Brandt

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Tracklist

My Heart Has a History

length: 3:22
writer: Paul Brandt, Mark D. Sanders

[Chorus]
My heart has a history
Of hurtin' those who mean the most to me
Before you get too close to me
I think you oughta know
While other hearts are holdin' on
While other loves are growin' strong
My heart has a history of lettin' go

The first time I looked into your eyes
I knew this moment would arrive
I got a feelin' you're the one
But my heart keeps tryin' to turn and run
The problem is this happens every time

[Chorus]

If we can take this one kiss at a time
Maybe we can tame this heart of mine
I'm telling you the cold, hard truth
I ain't ever been loved by the likes of you
And I ain't ever had this much on the line, but

[Chorus]

Yeah, my heart has a history of lettin' go.

Take It From Me

length: 3:27
writer: Roy Hurd, Paul Brandt
If the river is high, I'll be your shore
If it's love you need, I'll give you more
You can count on me, baby, that's for sure
I belong to you

If you cross the line, I'll cross it too
Anywhere you go, I'll be with you
We'll cry some tears, but we'll make it through
As long as we're together

Everything in my heart I'll give you
Everything in my soul, it's yours
Everything that I am and ever will be
Take it from me, take it from me
Take everything

I'll give you all that you can take
I made a promise, it will never break
You've got my heart, make no mistake
Just take it from me

Everything in my heart I'll give you
Everything in my soul, it's yours
Everything that I am and ever will be
Take it from me, take it from me
Take everything

Everything in my heart I'll give you
Everything in my soul, it's yours
Everything that I am and ever will be
Take it from me, take it from me
Take everything

Everything in my heart I'll give you
Everything in my soul, it's yours
Everything that I am and ever will be
Take it from me, take it from me
Take everything

Won't you take it from me, just take it from me

I Do

length: 3:39
composer: Paul Brandt
lyricist: Paul Brandt
I've seen the storm clouds in your past
But rest assured 'cause you are safe
At home at last
I rescued you, you rescued me

And we're right where we should be
when we're together

I know the questions in your mind
But go ahead and ask me one more time
You'll find the answer's still the same
It won't change from day to day
for worse or better

[Chorus]
Will I promise to be your best friend
And am I here until the end
Can I be sure I have been waiting for you
And did I say my love is true
Baby I will, I am, I can, I have, I do

I know the time will disappear
But this love we're building on will always be here
No way that this is sinking sand
On this solid rock we'll stand forever

[Chorus]

Baby I will, I am, I can, I have
Oh, I will, I am, I can, I have
Baby I will, I am, I can, I have, I do

12 Step Recovery

length: 3:22
writer: Rick Bowles, Josh Leo
You walked out and my world caved in
I couldn't get back on my feet again
I tried self-help books, even meditation
Searched the want-ads out of desperation

The classified said, "Attention Broken Hearts
Meet at Murphy's Lounge at 8:00 sharp"
I got there early and the man at the door
Said, "We've got the cure you've been searching for"
He handed me a list and said, "Here's what you need
The rules of the 12 step recover"

1. Friday nights
2. Neon lights
3. Find a party crowd
4. Jukebox
5. Let it rock
6. Let your hair down
7. Howl at the moon
8. Shoot a little pool
9. Get out on the dance floor with somebody
10. Let the tables turn
11. Let the bridges burn
12. Let go of the memory
That's the mend a broken heart, make a new start,
12 step recovery

Well I gotta admit I had my doubts at first
But I figured, what the heck, let's see if it works
So, I followed each step down to the letter
Almost right away I started feeling better
Instead of missing you, now you'll find me
Practicing the 12 step recovery

1. Friday nights
2. Neon lights
3. Find a party crowd
4. Jukebox
5. Let it rock
6. Let your hair down
7. Howl at the moon
8. Shoot a little pool
9. Get out on the dance floor with somebody
10. Let the tables turn
11. Let the bridges burn
12. Let go of the memory
That's the mend a broken heart, make a new start,
12 step recovery

1. Friday nights
2. Neon lights
3. Find a party crowd
4. Jukebox
5. Let it rock
6. Let your hair down
7. Howl at the moon
8. Shoot a little pool
9. Get out on the dance floor with somebody
10. Let the tables turn
11. Let the bridges burn
12. Let go of the memory
That's the mend a broken heart, make a new start,
12 step recovery

That's the mend a broken heart, make a new start,
12 step recovery

I Meant to Do That

length: 3:29
writer: Kerry Chater, Paul Brandt, Lynn Gillespie Chater

(Lynn Gillespie Chater/Kerry Chater/Paul Brandt)

A rose in a box, wrapped up in dreams
A card that explains how much your love means
A table for two with soft candlelight
The words "I love you," somewhere in the night

I meant to do that
Does that mean a thing
If you wanted songs
Then I meant to sing
I'd give you the world
If you'd give mine back
What I didn't do
I meant to do that

Late in the night, nothing to say
Maybe a call to talk anyway
A letter or two with some words that rhyme
To promise you love, for now and all time

I meant to do that
Does that mean a thing
If you wanted songs
Then I meant to sing
I'd give you the world
If you'd give mine back
What I didn't do
I meant to do that

Hold onto the love you gave until the end of time
And love you more every day, until you know that

I meant to do that
Does that mean a thing
If you wanted songs
Then I meant to sing
I'd give you the world
If you'd give mine back
What I didn't do
I meant to do that


One and Only One

length: 3:21
writer: Rick Bowles, Josh Leo, Paul Brandt
I thought love at first sight was a fate for someone else
And you'd never catch me fallin' that fast myself
But I didn't even need two seconds alone with you
All it took was one and only one

Now, I see me bein' faithful, me bein' true
Holdin' on and never lettin' go of you
Girl, look what you've done
The only thing I want is you lovin' me
And from now on the only thing I want to be
Is your one and only one, one and only one

You've got a heaven sent heart and an angel's touch
Not to mention your kiss that I can't get enough of
And when I see your smile this feelin' deep, down inside
Tells me you're my one and only one

Now, I see me bein' faithful, me bein' true
Holdin' on and never lettin' go of you
Girl, look what you've done
The only thing I want is you lovin' me
And from now on the only thing I want to be
Is your one and only one, one and only one

I didn't even need two seconds alone with you
All it took was one and only one

Now, I see me bein' faithful, me bein' true
Holdin' on and never lettin' go of you
Girl, look what you've done
The only thing I want is you lovin' me
And from now on the only thing I want to be
Is your one and only one, one and only one

All Over Me

length: 3:05
writer: Jimmy Wooten, Tracy Parker
I can tell by the way that she's all over him
She must be all over me
And the tales I've been told I am finally believing
I can't deny what I see
This old barroom is full of suspected surprises
Just like they said it would be
And I can tell by the way that she's all over him
She must be all over me

I guess I should have known by the way she's been acting
This is just how it would be
All I ever wanted was her love everlasting
Looks like she wants to be free
And I can tell by the way that she's all over him
She must be all over me

I'm standing here and my heart goes to pieces
Along with all of my dreams
She's on the dance floor with her arms tied around him
I wish they were wrapped around me

I guess I should have known by the way she's been acting
This is just how it would be
All I ever wanted was her love everlasting
Looks like she wants to be free
And I can tell by the way that she's all over him
She must be all over me

She must be all over, it must be all over
She must be all over me

Calm Before the Storm

length: 3:32
composer: Paul Brandt
lyricist: Paul Brandt
Your blue eyes looked so peaceful
While the storm raged on in me
The tears filled up my eyes and now I finally see
I've been livin' high and mighty

But now I'm at an all-time low
Now I'm reaching out to hold you
As you turn around to go

I should've been more careful
I should've seen the signs
While all was calm, I guess
I should've read between the lines

So, now I'm standin' in the cold, hard rain
Instead of with you safe and warm
A fool who took your love for granted
In the calm before the storm

So, I'm standin' here alone
I've never felt like this before
Can't believe my heart's been broken
Just like waves against the shore

I could always love and leave them
I was the first one out the door
I can't get used to the idea
Not being with you anymore

I should've been more careful
I should've seen the signs
While all was calm, I guess
I should've read between the lines

So, now I'm standin' in the cold, hard rain
Instead of with you safe and warm
A fool who took your love for granted
In the calm before the storm

A fool who took your love for granted
In the calm before the storm

On the Inside

length: 3:27
composer: Brett Jones
lyricist: Brett Jones
I was watchin' the crowd as you walked
Through the door
How easy you captured their eyes
And it wasn't your dress and it wasn't my drink

You lit up the room with your smile
When you sat down beside me I felt like a king
Completely taken by you
And I was sorry for every man in this world
Who doesn't know you like I do

Oh, I love how you move and the way your hair flows
But there's so much more I want you to know
I love how it feels when I look in your eyes
'Cause you're even more beautiful on the inside

You've stayed by my side through some very hard times
And you've always been faithful and true
You're a picture of grace under pressure
Honey, nobody cares like you do

Oh, I love how you move and the way your hair flows
But there's so much more I want you to know
I love how it feels when I look in your eyes
'Cause you're even more beautiful on the inside

Pass Me By (If You're Only Passing Through)

length: 3:05
composer: Hillman Hall
lyricist: Hillman Hall
Well, look at what walked down the street today
She wanted me to be one more mistake to make
Just a bridge to cross to get to someone new
Hey, pass me by if you're only passing through

No, I don't want to be no stepping stone
Among the other hearts that you've walked on
And I don't know what you think you've run into
Hey, pass me by if you're only passing through

Well, you sure look like the traveling kind to me
Don't stop if this ain't where you want to be
Lord, help me if I fall in love with you
Hey, pass me by if you're only passing through