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Mockingbird Hill Song List

Track 1:
COALIE BOY
Lyrics by Janine Turner
Music by Juliette Turner

Track 2:
MOCKINGBIRD HILL
Lyrics by Janine Turner
Music by Juliette Turner

Track 3:
SWEET SIXTEEN
Lyrics by Janine Turner
Music by Janine Turner

Track 4:
DIAMONDS IN THE EBONY SKY
Lyrics by Janine Turner
Music by Janine Turner & Juliette Turner

Track 5:
MAGGIE AND ME
Lyrics by Janine Turner
Music by Juliette Turner

Track 6:
GRANDPA JB
Lyrics by Janine Turner
Music by Janine Turner

Track 7:
JULIETTE
Lyrics by Janine Turner
Music by Janine Turner

Track 8:
IN MY BACKYARD
Lyrics by Juliette Turner
Music by Juliette Turner

Track 9:
STAY WITH ME
Lyrics by Janine Turner
Music by Janine Turner

Coalie Boy


(Janine Turner/Juliette Turner)
Janine & Juliette Publishing (BMI)
Janine Turner & Juliette Turner - Vocals
Mike McGuire - Backup Vocals

Verse
Coalie Boy has never quite been the same
Since the day she passed away
He tries to be sweet, mellow and loving
But he struggles to reach that old way

Verse
I felt sorry I didn't take him to see her
To have one last sniff of her hair
I felt sorry I didn't let him lean and kiss her
One last time for him to be there
Beside her
Belonging
To her only
Yeah yeah

Chorus
So let me go, let me go
Its okay I say
I wander to greener lush pastures
So let me go, let me go
Its okay I say
I'm running in the clouds up above

Verse
His head hung low and touched the ground
Knowing that was the day
His nose touched the stall, he called her name
And she neighed from the ground where she lay

Verse
I felt sorry I didn't take him to see her
To have one last sniff of her hair
I felt sorry I didn't let him lean and kiss her
One last time for him to be there
Beside her
Belonging
To her only
Yeah yeah

Chorus
So let me go, let me go
Its okay I say
I wander to greener lush pastures
So let me go, let me go
Its okay I say
I'm running in the clouds up above
Bridge
I see it, you can't
But I will be
Beside you
Forever.
Oh yeah.
Forever beside you,
Oh yeah
In the birds
In the air
On your shoulder
Beside you
Look around
I'll be there
Oh yeah
Look around
I'll be there
In prayer
In laughter
In pain and sheer gladness
I'll be there
Right beside you
You'll know it
You'll see
You'll know
Oh yeah
You'll know it
You'll see

Chorus
So let me go let me go
It's okay, I say
I am running in the clouds up above

Chorus
So let me go, let me go
It's okay, I say
I wander to greener lush pastures
So let me go, let me go
It's okay I say
I'm running in the clouds up above.

Mockingbird Hill


(Janine Turner/Juliette Turner)
Janine & Juliette Publishing (BMI)
Janine Turner - Vocal
Mike McGuire - Background Vocal

Verse
No matter where I've been
Or where I'll journey still
My soul remains in Texas
My heart at Mockingbird Hill

Verse
It's hard to describe it, how
In the deep of a Texas sunset
I stand entranced and hale
To the beauty that's within it

Chorus
Oh Mockingbird Hill
Upon your rise lies the whispers
Of times forgotten
Oh, Mockingbird Hill
From your perch all earth
Is full of meaning

Verse
The land where Longhorn's graze
They blazed the trails of history
Their horns are majestic
Their gaze recalls a mystery

Verse
The thickets team with nature
Doves coo and deer tread light
Horses run with the wind
And the hawks cry out in flight

Chorus
Oh Mockingbird Hill
Upon your rise lies the whispers
Of times forgotten
Oh, Mockingbird Hill
From your perch all earth
Is full of meaning

Verse
We try to honor beauty
With dignity and grace
She's ours, for just a short time
As we look upon her face

Verse
Hidden places of discovery
Our vigils are quiet often
Upon the hills and valleys
We walk through times forgotten
Bridge
Sweet home, sweet home,
Mockingbird Hill
Your call is all around
Sweet home, sweet home,
Mockingbird Hill
We seek your hollowed ground

Chorus
Oh Mockingbird Hill
Upon your rise lies the whispers
Of times forgotten
Oh, Mockingbird Hill
From your perch all earth
Is full of meaning

Sweet Sixteen


(Janine Turner)
Janine & Juliette Publishing (BMI)
Janine Turner - Vocal
Juliette Turner - Backup Vocal

Verse
Working all day
Wishing you were
Someplace other than there
Where..
If you could see
Her big blue eyes
Missing her so
Oh to go

Verse
How do you mesh
The so called you
With the miracle of
Love
How do you cope
With other ways
Forgotten days
Keeping at bay
All gazes

Chorus
Sweet Sixteen
All on your own
Where is the fella
Who loved and left ya
No one said it would be like this
But no one said it'd be easy

Verse
At the daycare
You hide your face
To wipe away fears
Tears
She must not see
Any mother
Other than grace
Oh, the rat race

Verse
Strivin' to a show
The wayward world
That you're not so bad,
Had
Letting you know
That being both
The mom and dad
Isn't so keen
At sixteen

Chorus
Sweet Sixteen
All on your own
Where is the fella
Who loved and left ya
No one said it would be like this
But no one said it'd be easy

Verse
You see her face
And burdens fall
Like petals from
Flowers
Giving you power
That love and light
Will unite
Divine might

Verse
You hold her tight
She's in your sight
You embrace the mission
Vision your life
Forget the strife
Such happiness
You wouldn't miss
Oh the bliss

Chorus
Sweet Sixteen
All on your own
Where is the fella
Who loved and left ya
No one said it would be like this
But no one said it'd be easy
Bridge
Hold you head high
Walk with the wind
And feel no heavy burden
You will be fine. You will be fine.

Chorus
Sweet Sixteen
All on your own
Where is the fella
Who loved and left ya
No one said it would be like this
But no one said it'd be easy

Diamonds in the Ebony Sky


(Janine Turner/Juliette Turner)
Janine & Juliette Publishing (BMI)
Janine Turner - Vocal
Juliette Turner - Backup Vocal
Mike McGuire - Backup Vocal

Verse
When I look at the sky
I see you near and far
In the blackness
And in the stars

Verse
And I feel that is
What life is like
Both light
And a deep blue heavy

Chorus
So I live in the blessing
See it all as grand
A divine plan to heal
My sooouuuuuul.
Some days hard
Some days easy
But everyday joyous
Living in your loving hand
Loving hand

Verse
What I've come to understand
Is the pain and the glad
Are the same sides of
The most high you

Verse
So when I look
Into the darkness
I see diamonds
In the ebony sky

Chorus
So I live in the blessing
See it all as grand
A divine plan to heal
My sooouuuuuul.
Some days hard
Some days easy
But everyday joyous
Living in your loving hand
Loving hand

Verse
I must move to the music
That you play for me
Dance in your light
And follow your lead

Verse
Having journeyed through
Those hills and valleys
I am certain I
Have seen a thing or two

Chorus
So I live in the blessing
See it all as grand
A divine plan to heal
My sooouuuuuul.
Some days hard
Some days easy
But everyday joyous
Living in your loving hand
Loving hand
Bridge
So I pray to take it easy
To relax and simply know
That my path is to
Let it go,
Let it go, let it go, let it go

Chorus
So I live in the blessing
See it all as grand
A divine plan to heal
My sooouuuuuul.
Some days hard
Some days easy
But everyday joyous
Living in your loving hand
Loving hand
Living in your loving hand
Loving hand
Living in your loving, loving hand

Maggie and Me


(Janine Turner/Juliette Turner)
Janine & Juliette Publishing (BMI)
Janine Turner - Vocal
Mike McGuire - Backup Vocal

Verse
A decade times two,
We journeyed together
Joys and defeats,
And all kinds of whethers

Verse
You were my buddy
You were my pal
Beyond measure I loved you
My quarter horse gal

Chorus
Gentle and kind, Fair and sublime
You were my friend, That transcended time
How could it be, That our spirits could see
Each other thru mountains, My Maggie and me

Verse
The days that you struggled
And readied to leave
Our hearts broke in pieces
My Maggie and me

Verse
I gave you a kiss
And told you to go
Into God's great beyond
As His arms would unfold
Bridge
I watched you try to stay around longer
You loved this life and your heart was stronger
Than the death that was pulling you down
Than the death that was pulling you down

Chorus
Gentle and kind, Fair and sublime
You were my friend, That transcended time
How could it be, That our spirits could see
Each other thru mountains, My Maggie and me

Verse
The gift of your spirit
Seized my blue sorrow
And promised our friendship
Would transcend tomorrows

Verse
Now daily I feel you
I know you, I see
Together in newness
My Maggie and me

Chorus
Gentle and kind, Fair and sublime
You were my friend, That transcended time
How could it be, That our spirits could see
Each other thru mountains, My Maggie and me

Chorus
Gentle and kind, Fair and sublime
You were my friend, That transcended time
How could it be, That our spirits could see
Each other thru mountains, My Maggie and me
My Maggie and me

Grandpa JB


(Janine Turner)
Janine & Juliette Publishing (BMI)
Janine Turner - Vocal

Verse
It started as snowy white children
One girl with red auburn hair
Beautiful birds by millions were milling
Around my lonesome straw chair.

Verse
By dawn the Plymouth Rock Chickens
Perched at the foot of my bed
Turned to crows, batting their eyes
Soaring all over my head

Verse
Out came a possum attacking
Black as a wild evil imp
Breathing beside me, tearing my veins
He dodged my feeble attempts

Chorus
Boys stay away from John Barleycorn
Listen to Grandpa JB
My wits and my ways are ransomed
And he won't let me see or be me

Verse
Slipping down walls racing at me
I see snakes, and wild red eyed pigeons
And the girl with her dog in the painting
Shakes her blonde piggy tailed ribbons

Verse
No, no she says, eyebrow knitted
You ruin your chance at redemption
As long as you stay on the liquors
Your heart will no longer listen

Verse
I scold her and tear at her image
Hearing cries from the very next room
I pause and hear my sweet family
Weeping from feelings of doom

Chorus
Boys stay away from John Barleycorn
Listen to Grandpa JB
My wits and my ways are ransomed
And he won't let me see or be me

Verse
What started as fun, harmless frolic
Beer with boys on wild Friday nights
Has turned into frightful reliance
On spirits that drown out my light

Verse
Men in white coats stand there laughing
Pointing and starting to seize me
I scream at the ghosts of my haunting
Demons of barley made whiskey
Bridge
I cry out for help and forgiveness
I seek freedom from John Barleycorn
I hear now my father's recounting
The sickness that starts with just one

Chorus
Boys stay away from John Barleycorn
Listen to Grandpa JB
My wits and my ways are ransomed
And he won't let me see or be me

Chorus
Boys stay away from John Barleycorn
Listen to Grandpa JB
My wits and my ways are ransomed
And he won't let see or be me
And he won't let me see or be me

Juliette


(Janine Turner)
Janine & Juliette Publishing (BMI)
Janine Turner - Vocal
Juliette Turner - Backup Vocal

Verse
As a young babe of two
With honey blonde hair
You would run through
The sun kissed pastures

Verse
Now to my wonder
You run as a girl
With a joy in your step
And love so true

Verse
I see your hope
Like a star in the sky
Brightly shinning like
A whispered rapture

Chorus
Juliette
Juliette
Go and get
Go and get
What life has to offer you
Offer you
Juliette
Juliette
Go and get
Go and get
What life has to offer you
Offer you

Verse
Such grace you carry
To all you touch
Like the rain on
A dry parched land

Verse
A mission in your breast
Like the beating of your heart
Drives you to your
Inspired passage

Verse
Now, you run like the wind
With a purpose in your step
And a vision for
Life and laughter

Chorus
Juliette
Juliette
Go and get
Go and get
What life has to offer you
Offer you
Juliette
Juliette
Go and get
Go and get
What life has to offer you
Offer you
Bridge
Ride, ride on the wings on angles
Listen listen for their call
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Glory Glory
Listen for their call

Chorus
Juliette
Juliette
Go and get
Go and get
What life has to offer you
Offer you
Juliette
Juliette
Go and get
Go and get
What life has to offer you
Offer you

Chorus
Juliette
Juliette
Go and get
Go and get
What life has to offer you
Offer you
Juliette
Juliette
Go and get
Go and get
What life has to offer you
Offer you
What life has to offer you.
Offer you

In My Backyard


(Juliette Turner)
Janine & Juliette Publishing (BMI)
Juliette Turner - Vocal

Verse
I was thinkin'
Just sittin' in my chair
I was thinkin'
Just twirlin' my hair

Verse
I was thinkin'
Of what life used to be
When you were
Sittin' there right next to me

Chorus
And I was lonesome
Just sittin' all alone
And I was cryin'
Because you weren't home
And I was thinkin'
Of you
In my backyard

Verse
I was sittin'
In that lone coffee shop
I was sittin'
In pink and purple socks

Verse
Day dreamin' that
You were sittin' there
Having cups of coffee
Like you didn't care

Chorus
And I was lonesome
Just sittin' all alone
And I was cryin'
Because you weren't home
And I was thinkin'
Of you
In my backyard

Verse
I was singin'
The love songs day and night
That you and I
Would sing while sittin' tight

Verse
My lonely voice
Was drowned out in the air
Because you weren't
Singin' sittin' right there

Chorus
And I was lonesome
Just sittin' all alone
I was cryin'
Because you weren't home
And I was thinkin'
Of you
In my backyard
Bridge
Suddenly the rain stopped fallin' down
Suddenly the sun peeked from the clouds
I thought of you no longer
And started jumpin' for the joy
That I had before

Chorus
No longer lonesome
Just sittin' all alone
No longer cryin'
Because you weren't at home
But still thinkin'
Of you
In my backyard

Stay With Me


(Janine Turner)
Janine & Juliette Publishing ( BMI)
Janine Turner - Vocal
Mike McGuire - Backup Vocal

Verse
If I could have magic powers
I would cast a spell over you
I would open your eyes to the wonder
Of what our passion could do

Verse
If I could have magic powers
I would make you mine for all time
I would capture our memories in moments
And hang them out on the line

Chorus
Stay with me, oh my darling
Don't go now, why won't you stay,
Why must you leave your compassion
On the floor to be dusted away
Who stole your sweet, solid courage
To fight for the truth that you know
Who took your heart to the fire
And burned your soul so low

Verse
You're walking away from the truth now
You're walking away from your blood
You're leaving the best part of you now
You're leaving the life that you love

Verse
I crawl on the floor to the window
To look out on emptiness
I search for the wild random reasons
But I can now only guess

Chorus
Stay with me, oh my darling
Don't go now, why won't you stay,
Why must you leave your compassion
On the floor to be dusted away
Who stole your sweet, solid courage
To fight for the truth that you know
Who took your heart to the fire
And burned your soul so low

Verse
Why does life happen in circles
Of bliss and blinding despair
Why do some people fall to the darkness
And others left teetering there

Verse
On the brink of solid good choices
To the right or the left do they go
I'm holding on real tight now
To the good in you I used to know

Chorus
Stay with me, oh my darling
Don't go now, why won't you stay,
Why must you leave your compassion
On the floor to be dusted away
Who stole your sweet, solid courage
To fight for the truth that you know
Who took your heart to the fire
And burned your soul so low

Chorus
Stay with me, oh my darling
Don't go now, why won't you stay,
Why must you leave your compassion
On the floor to be dusted away
Who stole your sweet, solid courage
To fight for the truth that you know
Who took your heart to the fire
And burned your soul so low

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