Can You Imagine?

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All profits from the sale of this album will go to Imagine No Malaria, a campaign of the United Methodist Church to bring an end to suffering and death from malaria. Paige is in 4th grade and writes and records with her dad Jeff in Portland, OR

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released April 25, 2015

All words and music by Jeff Lowery and Paige Lowery except
Thomas by the Act of Grace (Lowery, Keysor, Hayashida) and
David & Goliath Blues by Janet Lund and Jeff Lowery

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Track Name: Magic E
Magic E

(chorus)
Magic E makes the letter say its name
A, I, O, U its a spelling game
Say the magic e and turn your fam to fame oh yeah
Its the magic E

Cub becomes cube, tub becomes tube
dud becomes dude. its the magic E
hat becomes hate, mat becomes mate
cape becomes cape, its the magic E


Bit becomes bite, kit becomes kite
sit becomes sight, not that one, its the magic E
rid becomes ride, fin becomes fine
pin becomes pine, its the magic tree, I mean magic E

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Track Name: Can You Imagine?
Can You Imagine?

A world where wars have ceased
all children know is peace
this place seems far away so far away
This life God dreams for us
where all people know God's love
A dream fulfilled by all we hope and pray

Chorus
Can You Imagine?

Please God open up our eyes
to the suffering that lies
in home and in far off lands like Africa
Help our hearts to feel
the suffering thats real
compassion for your children everywhere

(bridge)
Know that the dream can be fulfilled within our time
Know with our help God makes it so

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Track Name: God Is Always With Us
God is Always With Us

God is always with us
God is in our hearts
God is always with us
God is in our hearts

Everywhere you go, every place you play
God is always with you
when you get bullied, when you get mad
God is always with you

when you feel sad, think you're all alone
God is always with you
When you feel happy, when you feel scared
God is always with you

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Track Name: Thomas
Thomas

Verse 1:
i am thomas, they call me the twin
i followed jesus through thick and thin
then they hung him upon a tree
now my life is full of misery

you should hear what my crazy friends say
they say Jesus he came back today
but i saw him die upon a tree
such a thought is insanity

the others invite me to see
the place they say jesus will be
I guess ill go there just to be a friend
then all this nonsense will finally end

8 days later i was up in the room
hearing stories of how he walked from the tomb
the doors were locked securely
next thing you know he's standing next to me

he said thomas touch my side
see the marks where i was crucified
dont be faithless my doubting son
let your doubting days be done

unlike thomas who could touch the side
of jesus the lord crucified
blessings shall they receive
who cannot see, and still believe

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Track Name: God Loves Us
God Loves Us

I want to help the world, I want to share my friends
I want all people to know, I really care
My family and friends, coming together, joining our hands
We want all people to know, God really cares

Making a place for all, accepting each other we try not to fall
We know God forgives us, when we do something wrong
Going outside to play, Love makes a difference in the words that I say
Treating each other with kindness, the way it should be.

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Track Name: Bridgetown Baby
Bridgetown Baby

From the Sellwood to St John's there are so many bridges
lets name them all tonight

Morrison, Broadway, Steele,
over the Willamette its bridgetown baby yeah
St. John's Tillicum Crossing, drive across Portland tonight
Ross Island, Hawthorne, Markham, Burnside, Fremont, 5.1 and then there's Sellwood. Bridgetown baby rocking over Portland tonight

The oldest bridge in Portland built 1910, Hawthorn is its name replaced the Madison, the Fremont decks will take a driver pretty high if you're driving highway 30 or the 405. Burnside is a source of Rip City pride, there's a VooDoo donuts on either side.

The Steel Bridge in downtown is one of a kind
A telescoping bridge it will blow your mind
Morrison and Broadway are bascule style
if you cross them while they're raising you'll be waiting awhile
Sellwood is a truss bridge it looks really nice
if you knew its safety rating it will make you think twice

Here comes the bridge
St. John's is a suspension built by Brooklyn men
Tillicum's another for pedestrians it takes trains too but
Amtrak goes on 5.1 there's a cantilever bridge called Ross Island
Markham is the busiest it carries I-5
there's no place like Stumptown to learn how to drive.

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Track Name: David & Goliath Blues (its a scandal)
David and Goliath Blues

My Name is David, I’m just a little kid, you’ll never believe what I did
Oooo, oh, you’ll never believe what I did. I’ve got the angry giant blues,(it’s a scandal)
From my head down to my sandals.

My name is Goliath, I’m just a big kid, you’ll never believe what that boy, did
Oooo, oh you’ll never believe what he did, I’ve got the angry giant, little kid with a rock and a slingshot blues, ,(it’s a scandal) From his head down to his sandals.

David was a shepherd, with the sheep he’d stay, but his country Israel was having a real bad day, Oh Oh Oh having a real bad day, I’ve got the angry giant, little kid with a rock and a slingshot blues, bad smelling sheep blues ,(it’s a scandal) From my head down to my sandals.

Oh those Phillistines, they were so mean, King Saul was so blue, he didn’t know what to do, Oh Oh Oh, he didn’t know what to do, I’ve got the angry giant, little kid with a rock and a slingshot bad smelling sheep, mean philistine, knee knocking blues, ,(it’s a scandal) From my head down to my sandals.

David said to King Saul, dressed so fine, no worries your highness, that bad boy is mine, Oh Oh Oh that bad boy is mine. , I’ve got the angry giant, little kid with a rock and a slingshot bad smelling sheep, mean philistine, knee knocking blues, bad boy blues ,(it’s a scandal) From his head down to his sandals.

That giant goliath was 9 foot tall, got hit with David’s rock now he needs some Tylenol, oh oh needs some Tylenol. I’ve got the angry giant, little kid with a rock and a slingshot bad smelling sheep, mean philistine, knee knocking blues, bad boy, need some Tylenol blues ,(it’s a scandal) From my head down to my sandals.

Words and music by Jeff Lowery and Janet Lund 2002
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Track Name: Love Your Neighbor
Love Your Neighbor.

Love your neighbor as yourself
Love your neighbor just like anybody else
love your neighbor says God's son
Yes, you're neighbor's everyone

A man walked down a dangerous and dusty road
A. Band of thieves took all he had even his clothes.
They beat him with sticks and left him there to die
He thought he would be rescued when a priest came walking by.

The priest rode by and hurried on his way
There was important business to be attended to that day
He didn't stop to help or see if the man was dead
He covered up his eyes and rode right by instead

Then a leevite came along he saw the injured man
He didn't slow his pace because it wasn't in his plan
His temple work was calling, he Just hurried by
He didn't help his neighbor, he didn't even try

An unexpected man, next came upon this scene
He was from Samaria, a long time enemy
He could have walked right by and left the man alone
Instead . He jumped off his horse and called
911 on the first telephone. ( dad they didn't have telephones in the bible)

He took the man to town, to get the help he'd need.
Paid for his care, it was like he was family
what are we to do when we're faced with our enemies
Its Just like Jesus said

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Track Name: Can You Imagine? (Unplugged)
Can You Imagine?

A world where wars have ceased
all children know is peace
this place seems far away so far away
This life God dreams for us
where all people know God's love
A dream fulfilled by all we hope and pray

Chorus
Can You Imagine?

Please God open up our eyes
to the suffering that lies
in home and in far off lands like Africa
Help our hearts to feel
the suffering thats real
compassion for your children everywhere

(bridge)
Know that the dream can be fulfilled within our time
Know with our help God makes it so

www.jefflowerymusic.com
Track Name: God Is Always With Us (Alt Take)
God is Always With Us

God is always with us
God is in our hearts
God is always with us
God is in our hearts

Everywhere you go, every place you play
God is always with you
when you get bullied, when you get mad
God is always with you

when you feel sad, think you're all alone
God is always with you
When you feel happy, when you feel scared
God is always with you

www.jefflowerymusic.com