You Help Me to Believe

Words and music copyright ©1974 by Howard Ashby Kranz

 

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1. You help me to believe, every time you laugh so quickly

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Every time you move so lightly, like the glint of a running river

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Every time your sad eyes trick me, and your finger makes me shiver

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When you catch me by the sleeve, you help me to believe.

 

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2. And you help me to believe, when you listen to my childhood

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And you see through my pretenses, and you giggle at my ego

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And your sense of me is so good when you help me cheat at tarot

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Read my hand and read my dream, and help me to believe.

 

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Chorus 1:And you help me to believe when our voices meet in song,

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And the harmony of laughter and of vision seems so strong,

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And the saddest songs feel so good, and the harmonies we weave

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Are enough to keep me going, and they help me to believe.

 

Instrumental Verse

 

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Chorus 2:And you help me to believe, in the early a.m. drought,

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When thereís nothing but the darkness and myself to think about.

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And when sleepless nights press on me and the dawn brings no reprieve

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Then the thought of you is something, and it helps me to believe.

 

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3. And you help me to believe, when we sit in rain and lightning

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And we count the thunderís distance, and your hair drips down like seaweed

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When the daily grind is frightening I can keep the fire in me

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With the part of you you leave, when you help me to believe.

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