BILLY RAY CYRUS NEW ALBUM THE OTHER SIDE 

November 2003 
voriges Album Time Flies bitte hier klicken Am 28.Oktober erschien in den USA das neue Album von Billy Ray Cyrus! The Other Side ist ein Gospel Album! Es umfasst 11 Tracks die alle samt neu aufgenommen wurden und einen großen Traum von Billy Ray verwirklichen.Auch dabei Amazing Grace in einer sehr bluesigen Version.Bei den ersten 750 000 ist eine gratis DVD dabei.Daraud sind auch 3 Videos und eine sehr gut gestaltete Kurzgeschichte,wie er zu dem Album gekommen ist.Eine kurze Biographie mit vielen kleinen Filmausschnitten und Studioaufnahmen.
Rundum ein sehr gelungenes Album,was bestimmt nicht für die Charts gemacht wurde,aber mit Platz #18 einen guten Einstand feierte.Auch sind die Songs Always Sixteen in den Country Charts und Tip Of My Heart in den Gospel Charts eingestiegen. Das Album ist von Word Records,und kann auch da bestellt werden.Einfach bei www.wordlabelgroup.com oder amazon.com reinschaun. Hier jetzt noch die kompletten Songtexte:

FACE OF GOD
Bob DiPiero, Rivers Rutherford, Tom Shapiro
When my little girl gets that sleep in her eyes
And she settles in with her head on my chest
Why do I feel like my hearts gonna burst
That I'm willing to die for this angel at rest
And why am I filled with unshakeable faith
When I look at that child so fragile and sweet
There's something eternal I see in her face
Something much more than her mother and me
Maybe I'm looking at the face of God
Makes me think I may be looking at the face of God
And He's smiling back at me
Why do I feel like the smallest of things
When I try to count all the stars in the sky
And when I see the world that were in at it's worst
Why do I feel like it'll all be alright
I can't see the wind as it moves through the trees
So how do I know that I know that I know
That somebody out there is speaking to me
Saying I love you and you're not alone
Maybe I'm looking at the face of God
Makes me think I may be looking at the face of God
And He's smiling back at me
Oh, I know that I know that I know
That He's out there
Somebody’s out there
When I look at the beauty around me
And the love that surrounds me
Maybe I'm looking at the face of God
Makes me think I may be looking at the face of God
Maybe I'm looking at the face of God
And He smiles back at me

WOULDN’T YOU DO THIS FOR ME?
Kelly Shiver, Rusty Tabor
He's halfin' his sandwich, his chips and Baby Ruth
Puttin' them back in a sack his mama packed
With a sticker that say's ‘Jesus Loves You’
He's jumpin off the bus, runnin' in the house
Talkin' to mom about his day
Hidin' that paper sack in a baseball glove
Ridin' his bike straight to the freeway
Where there's an old man with a shoppin' cart
With a dirty face and a purple heart
Who's sayin' son you'll never know how much this means
Boy say's
Wouldn't you do this for me
If I were reachin' out to you
Wouldn't you give me food to eat if I were hungry to
Wouldn't you do this for me
Tonight, that little boy's dad is flyin' down the freeway
It's pourin' rain as he leaves the road
He's rolling down that concrete bank
Through the flames and the broken glass
An old man takes his hand
Finds a cell phone on the backseat
He's sayin' get here fast as you can
Now the bum that lives beneath the bridge
Pulls him safely from that flooding ditch
Man asked why'd you risk your life to save mine
He said
Wouldn't you do this for me
If I were reachin' out to you
Wouldn't you try to save my life, if I needed you to
Wouldn't you do this for me
Now he's layin' in that hospital bed prayin' a silent prayer
And he can't help but ask him,
Lord, did you put that beggar there
As a nurse pulls back the curtains
All he can see is a billboard sign
A sixty foot Jesus hangin' on the cross
At the bottom, just one line
Wouldn't you do this for me
Wouldn't you do this for me
Wouldn't you

ALWAYS SIXTEEN
Marty Dodson, Brett James
Old Mr. Johnson and his wife attend my church
Fifty-two years and they still love like it's the first
He holds the door she holds his hand
They kiss a little
He helps her in the truck
She slides right to the middle
And so one day I ask him how they keep the fire alive
He said, you see two old people, but somethin' down inside
Love is always sixteen
It's always the same
Though people might change
Its forever young love don't have to turn cold
Though lovers grow old
Love don't have to grow weak
love is always sixteen
Baby don't you find it just a little bit peculiar
However close we get, we're never too familiar
Everyday I wake up lovin' you so much it hurts
And baby every kiss we kiss still feels like it's the first
And it turns me on to know this feeling's never gonna fade
I'm still gonna want you even when we're old and grey
love is always sixteen
It's always the same
Though people might change
It's forever young
Love don't have to turn cold
Though lovers grow old
Love don't have to grow weak
love is always sixteen
Through all of its phases
It's timeless and ageless
You’re like the sun in a clear morning sky
Love is always sixteen
It's always the same
Though people might change
It's forever young
Love don't have to turn cold
Though lovers grow old
Love don't have to grow weak
love
loveIs always sixteen
Is always sixteen

I KNOW YOU NOW
Kelly Shiver
I've never seen that little town where You were born
It was long before my time and far away
But as time goes on I think about You more and more
And wonder what it was like in those day's
I wish I could have walked with You
You might have called me friend
But there's no way I could've known You then
But I know You now
I know Your name
A lot of awesome things You did and why You came
I didn't know You when
You helped that lame man rise up from his bed
I didn't know You when

You stood there and called Lazarus from the dead
But I know You now
I didn't see You feed that tired hungry crowd
With five loaves and two fish one afternoon
And I didn't see You catch Peter’s hand
So he wouldn't drown
When he tried the walk on water like You
I couldn't see Your face
When You taught those little kids
There's just no way I could've seen You then
But I see You now
I see Your love
I see a tiny glimpse of You in every one of us
I didn't see You on the mount of olives
Crying as You prayed
I couldn't see You when You were kissed by Judus and betrayed
But I see You now
Oh, I didn't need You when that bitter angry mob
Shouted out crucify him
And I couldn't have needed You
When they laughed and mocked You
But it could be I'm a little bit like them
I need You now
I need Your grace
And how I needed Your forgiveness to be saved
I didn't need You when Pilates soldiers beat You to the ground
I didn't need You when You hung there
Bleeding from Your thorny crown
But I need You now
Oh, I need You now

LOVE HAS NO WALLS

Sam Mizell, Matthew West
Yeah alright
There's a church on the corner in a harbor town
Where the stained glass lets the sunshine through
When Sunday morning rolls around
The people come to hear about the truth
The choir sings “Amazing Grace”
Then you could hear the Preacher say
Love has no walls
Love needs no space or time
Reach out your heart
One day a hurricane swept through that town
Worst storm you ever did see
Next Sunday morning when no church could be found
The people still gathered out in the street
The choir sang "Amazing Grace"
Then, you could hear the Preacher sayin'
Love has no wallsLove needs no space or time
Reach out your heart
love has no walls, yeah
Alright, reach out your heart
There's a church on the corner in a harbor town
They're singing about amazing grace
Love has no walls, alright
Love needs no space or time
Reach out your heart
love has no walls, yeah, alright
Love needs no space or timeReach out your heart
love has no walls
Yeah, alright
Love needs no space or time
Reach out your heart

TIP OF MY HEART featuring Richard Marx
Bebo Norman
It's on the tip of my heart, the words to say
But I fall apart and then I walk away
There's an angry world pressed against my back
And down every turn I keep looking back
And I know You promise me
Love through eternity
So why can't I just hold on
I want to live, I want to love
But I'm afraid my simple faith will never be enough
I want to laugh, I want to be set free
And let You hold all that my soul has deep inside of me
But I don't know where to start
It's on the tip of my heart
So want You take my hand
Because I'm sinking in
To this life I've made, but don't understand
The clock moves so slowly
Time goes so fast
But in this world wind world that will never last
This love You're giving me
It's not just make believe
Help me to just hold on
I want to live, I want to love
But I'm afraid my simple faith will never be enough
I want to laugh, I want to be set free
And let You hold all that my soul has deep inside of me
But I don't know where to start
It's on the tip of my heart
Open the sky's
Open my eyes
And all my fears scatter away
So I walk in grace, 'cause I've seen Your face
And You are all that matters to me
I'm gonna live, I'm gonna love
I'm not afraid because Your grace will always be enough
I want to laugh, I want to be set free
And let You hold all that my soul has deep inside of me
I want to live, I want to love
I'm not afraid because Your grace will always be enough
I want to laugh, I want to be set free
And let You hold all that my soul has deep inside of me
But I don't know where to start
It's on the tip of my heart

DID I FORGET TO PRAY
Del Gray, Bobby Taylor
It's 3 am and I can't sleep
I'm watching war on my TV without the sound
My family is tucked in tight
But somehow God I feel like I let You down
Did I forget to pray
Yeah, get down on my knees
Thank You for the things
Everything I need today
There's a cross around my neck
To remind me that You're never far away
Have I been missin’ all the things
That You really have to say
God, did I forget to pray
We're all blessed here on my block
Is that where I let my heart stop
There's a world out there
I see all that pain and sufferin'
I been so busy doin' nothing
I forgot to care
Did I forget to pray
Yeah, get down on my knees
Thank You for the things
Everything I need today
Here's a cross around my neck
To remind me that You're never far away
Have I been missin' all the things
That You really have to say
God, did I forget to pray
There's a cross around my neck
To remind me that You're never far away
Did I forget to listen
Was I too wrapped up in doin' things my way
God, did I forget to pray
God, did I forget to pray

HOLDING ON TO A DREAM
Richard Marx, Richie McDonald, Victoria Shaw
We were born with wings to fly
But sometimes we can’t reach that high
it feels like the sky is falling down
Against the odds, against the rain
You dig your heels in to slow that train
So many wishes in the lost and found
One little thing can turn it all around
Chorus
Holding on to a dream
Trying to keep hope alive
You can reach out to me
You can reach down deep inside
When the whole world’s gone insane
A ray of light remains
The days you know it seems
Sometimes the hardest thing is
Holding on to a dream
At times you win, at times you lose
Sometimes life puts a rock in your shoe
But something in you keeps you walking on
Leave the fear and doubt in the past
Just believe, don’t look back
Chorus
Feels like an endless fight
All up hill, but that’s all right
Chorus

LOVE YOU THIS MUCH

Austin Cunningham, Neil Thrasher
He didn't have the answers
To half the questions his son ask him
A child’s mind is a curious thing
But when his son hugged him and said Dad
You know I love you
How much do you love me
Daddy didn't have to think
With his arms open wide
Just as far as they could goHe said as far as I can reach
Is not enough to show
I would give my life for you
You are my flesh and blood
I love you this much
She stood there crying
Broken-hearted
Looking up at Him
And said why are You doing this
He looks down at her wanting to hold her
And wipe her tears away
He has to leave and that's the way it is
She gave her son one last kiss
With her arms open wide
Just as far as they could go
She said as far as I can reach
Is not enough to show
I would give my life for YouYou are my flesh and blood
I love You this much
And they raised his broken body above the crowd
Drove in the nails as the rain came down
With His arms open wide
Just as far as they could go
He said as far as I can reach
Is not enough to show
I would give my life for you
You are my flesh and blood
I love you this much
I love you this much

THE OTHER SIDE

Billy Ray Cyrus
Oh I've heard about the streets of gold
Since I was just a kid
Stories that my grandpa told
The truths that he unhid
Preacher man sang a song of love
Our savior was his pride
And he told of the perfect place
Just beyond the other side
Well there won't be no more sickness
Sorrow, death or pain
The sun will shine forever
No more darkness, no more rain
Glory hallelujah
Will echo through the halls
The other side is waitin'
Should our maker come to call
The other side is perfect
It was made just for a king
At the right hand of Almighty God
The angels start to sing
And the light surrounds Your very soul
The truth You cannot hide
The pearly gates will open
If You reach the other side
The other side is perfect
It was made just for a king
At the right hand of Almighty God
The angels start to sing
And the light surrounds Your very soul
The truth You cannot hide
The pearly gates will open
If when You reach the other sideThe wait'l sure be worth it
When You reach the other side
Oh, the other side

AMAZING GRACE
Words by John Newton
Arranged by Billy Ray Cyrus and Billy Joe Walker, Jr.

Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me
Well I once was lost but now I’m found
I was blind
But now I see

Twas grace
That taught my heart to feel
And grace my fear relieved
Our precious debt
That grace of his
When I, I first believed

When we've been there
Ten thousand years
Bright shining is the sound
Well we know the last day
I'll sing Gods sweet praise
And when we first begun

Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
Well once was lost
Oh, but now I’m found
I was blind
But now I see
I was blind
But now I see