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A Musical?

Hopeful Songs For Civility is what they are.

Civil Summer is a musical journey through the insanity of our current culture and the hope that persists in the majority of people we encounter.

So is Civil Summer a musical? We are curious ... do you see the journey unfold?

Civil Summer The Musical

1.

We Unite 

 

they tell me I better change

I must see the world their way

or be cast out and lose my friends

God only knows where this ends

 

I can feel the tension here

they teach me, danger near

always hiding what is true

that is when I reach to you

I can see the wreckage there

blame follows me everywhere

when I feel the fear surrounding

my feet stand rock solid grounding

 

It’s in me now, make the change

no hatred, no revenge

kill the fear, open your eyes

when they divide, we unite

 

I can feel the tension here

they teach me, danger near

always hiding what is true

that is when I reach to you

I can see the wreckage there

blame follows me everywhere

when I feel the fear surrounding

my feet stand rock solid grounding

 

It’s in me now, make the change

no hatred, no revenge

kill the fear, open your eyes

when they divide, we unite

 

…..we you, we unite

…..we you, we unite

c2021 James Paul Moravec

2.

Desire Will Never Be Love

my good friend fell out of Paducah

by way of Monkeys Eyebrow  (Kentucky)

they called us flyboys, we flew in the force

he was far better falling in love, now

 

he could charm a lady with a smile 

and the blue shimmer in his eye

and they would fall fast and they would fall so hard

when there’s fire somebody gonna fry

they would soar and sail and make a jet trail

like a fairytale in clouds above

and make a hard landing every time

desire will never be love

he married four times before 25

Racing to find his desire

each time he came in too hot, lost all control

and crashed in a great ball of fire

 

One day love saw his plight

guided him and his flight

It was then he learned the cure

and married one last time for sure

Now they soar and sail and make a jet trail

like a fairytale in clouds above

and make a great landing every time

desire will never be love

to this day he has a happy home

couple grandkids orbit around him

life got pretty good, in a family neighborhood

raised three kids after love found him

 

one day, a crisp fall afternoon

napping  and thinking about stuff

remembered the wife named desire

she never burn as hot as love

now they soar and sail and make a jet trail

like a fairytale in clouds above

and make a great landing every time

desire will never be love

desire will never be love, flyboy has a happy home

desire will never be love, couple grandkids

desire will never be love, life got pretty good

c2022 James Paul Moravec

3.

My Good Name

 

how long will the truce remain

between opposing points of view

truth be known a civil war was won

ended long before the people knew

 

they lie, cheat, and steal and say I am to blame

they don’t even know my family, or my good name

 

how long will they say we are no good

divided up, no one escape

we hate what they have become

stand up, they blow you away

 

they lie, cheat, and steal, change America

don’t give a damn about my family, or my good name

 

they lie, cheat, and steal and say I’m to blame

they don’t even know my family, or my good name

 

my name, my name

 

free to live, free to die

free to fail, free to try

each man do, what he chooses

demand truth, the liar loses

 

my name, my name

c2021 James Paul Moravec

4.

I Got A Story

I got a story to tell you that will change your life

not a little fable, a tale of grand design

heard it three times before meaning took root

told mr twain sir that was awful good

 

I saw it turn my little world inside out

those who know me said I would never never ever ride this one out

when I asked you to be my hero, 

said I was gonna do this one my own

show a little courage, don’t be discouraged, never worry boy

red, yellow, black and white

we all are precious in, ooh in his sight

faith in God is the stream that feeds my, love for you, 

nothing else will do

I got a story to tell you that will free your strife

not a little pill or journey into your mind

Listen three times let the meaning take root

I know one day you will tell me this is awful good

and when I say Jesus is my hero, 

Peace of mind is the greatest thing I own

faith in God  is the stream that feeds my, love for you, 

nothing else will do

Got a little story like you never been told

heard it three times, don't get old

c2022 James Paul Moravec

5.

Lighten Up You Silly Soul

when we talk about words that we heard, we are offended

change the meaning to what we think they scheming,

like we know their minds

the division police now run the nation, open minds can tell

and people join in, dancing to the tune like they know it well

if no forgiveness we lose our world

make it right, ooh do them right, yeah

Jesus said few words now listen well

don’t judge them, God Is love

Lighten up, lighten up, you silly soul

Lighten up, lighten up

Love’ em like your mother can

when we see each other the way we are,  oh happy day

and the hate is retreated, been defeated, ticker tape parade, huh

the peace train got my reservation, we all on board

And people all around judge their own heart like they know it well

if no forgiveness we lose our world

make it right, ooh do them right, yeah

Jesus said few words now listen well

don’t judge them, God Is love

Lighten up, lighten up, you silly soul

Lighten up, lighten up

Love’ em like a mother can

2022 James Paul Moravec

6.

Butterfly

crawling by little guy

building your own room

working for flying time

then you gonna bloom

never mind how or why

when you gonna fly

hello why goodbye

Catch me when you try

 

How can pretty be so bold

 

butterfly flutter by

on your way home

butterfly wander by

blue sky you roam

never mind wonder why

you gonna land

hello why goodbye

Catch me if you can (catch me when you can)

 

How can pretty be so bold

 

hello why goodbye

hello why goodbye

hello why goodbye

catch you if I  can

 

How can pretty be so bold

c2021 James Paul Moravec

7.

Be Who You Be

Hanging on is easy

letting go may be the hardest thing you’ll ever do

your mind is made up

1 2, 3,4  your turn to follow through

when the lights turn on, throw your cares and

be who you be who you be who you oughta be

when things go wrong, throw your cares and

be who you be who you be who you wanna be

 

Say no no to the naysayers 

and those who say no way 

Yes way yay

 

Being a pain is easy

a few kind words, the best thing you’ll ever do

Your cup will fill up

1 2 3 4 good people care for you

 

when the lights turn on, throw your cares and

be who you be who you be who you oughta be

when things go wrong, throw your cares and

be who you be who you be who you wanna be

 

Say no no to the naysayers 

and those who say no way 

Yes way yay

 

(Say hello new world)

Be who you be who you wanna be

(Say hello new world)

Be who you be who you wanna be,

Together we can change the world

Give a little something while we’re here

Help the needy people

Words of hope to calm their fear

Some will prepare the food and

bring it to them where they are

Or sing a song

be who be who you be who you be you wanna be

And while some scan the heavens

You’re gonna paint the stars

 

Say hello new world

c2021 James Paul Moravec

8.

Catching A Ray

catching a ray, found that feeling, going to stay

catching a ray, found that feeling, going to stay

 

beside the ocean, we out to play

sharing the moment, a perfect day

 

catching a ray, find that feeling

found that feeling, going to stay

catching a ray, no more seeking

found that feeling, going to stay

 

we in paradise, true what they say

tales of treasure, out in the bay

 

catching a ray, find that feeling

found that feeling, going to stay

catching a ray, no more seeking

found that feeling, going to stay

catching a ray, found that feeling, going to stay

catching a ray, found that feeling, going to stay

catching a ray, found that feeling, going to stay

catching a ray, catching a ray

 

dipping in our toes blue, the Island life too

here as we are, tan skin warm heart

 

catching a ray, found that feeling, going to stay

In a sunshine state

c2021 James Paul Moravec