Songs of the Heart

Let Us in

Verse:

We left our homes and countries,
Seeking freedom‘s glory
Crossing land and sea for liberty.
This is our common story,
Fleeing wars, escaping poverty
If you only knew the darkness we’ve seen
You’d open up your hearts
To let us in.

Chorus:

Let us in to your hearts
As we come to your shores
Let us share our lives with yours.
Fear not our foreign names
For our hopes are just the same

Let us in
Let us in
Let us in

Verse:

We bring our skill and labor
We can be friends and neighbors
Let us sow and plant together,
So this land can thrive much better
Harvesting love and charity,
The sweet fruit of welcoming
So open up your hearts
And let us in.

Chorus:

Let us in to your hearts
As we come to your shores
Let us share our lives with yours.
Fear not our foreign names
For our hopes are just the same

Let us in
Let us in
Let us in

Bridge:

America, you’re beautiful!
A tapestry of nations
Woven with your love and boundless patience

We come to you, poor, tired masses!
Yearning to live and breathe free
You lift us out from the dirt and ashes.

Chorus:

Let us in to your hearts
As we come to your shores
Let us share our lives with yours.
Fear not our foreign names
For our hopes are just the same

Let us in
Let us in
Let us in

Copyright© lyrics by Ann Ammar 2017

 

We all have this Song

VERSE
I can’t sing like Whitney
I can’t dance like Michael
I can’t sway like Elvis
I can’t play like Hendrix
I can’t drum like Ringo
I can’t strum like B.B.

CHORUS
But deep in my heart, there is a song
And before long, you’ll be singing with me
Because we all have a song
It’s in the same key
And together we’ll sing in full harmony.

BRIDGE
As our hearts beat as one
To this melodious song
Then the rhythm we share
Will make each one belong.

VERSE
If we come together
And behave like brothers
If we stop our warfare
And embrace each other
Then we’ll dance forever
To the song of heaven.

CHORUS
‘Cause deep in our hearts, there is a song
and before long, you’ll be singing with me
Because we all have a song
It’s in the same key
And together we’ll sing in full harmony.

BRIDGE
As our hearts beat as one
To this melodious song
Then the rhythm we share
Will make each one belong.

VERSE
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la la la

CHORUS:
Now deep in our hearts, there is a song
And before long, you’ll be singing with me
Because we all have a song
It’s in the same key
And together we’ll sing in full harmony.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-21-2012

 


Winter’s Sign

winter

Snow as whispers drift,
Unto boughs of evergreens.
A cold and tender kiss upon silent lips, –
an icy nip.

And Winter’s frosty hand
fondles sky and dormant land;
a bitter caress, with frozen breath,
she hushes still, valleys and hills,
lulling the earth to sleep,
to dream of Spring.

Winter, like the night,
Is a sign for our own lives, –
a sign to edify,
That what seems to die,
will come alive.

As warmth and light return,
when the Spring sun hears the earth;
then is rebirth,
renewal and growth,
seedlings will sprout,
flowers come out,
life starts anew:
a sign of Truth for you.

Copyright©, Ann Ammar 2-3-2014

 


Come Dance With Me

dancewithme1

Hear the music
Feel my heartbeat
Look into my eyes
See how I love you tonight

Will this love song
Last all night long?
Come dance with me
Let’s share love endlessly

Refrain:

Come dance with me
until the sunlight
reveals that our love
will last forever.
Press close to my heart,
Hold me tight in your arms,
and we’ll dance through life together.

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-18-2013


Long Night

longnight

(Woman sings):
VERSE
Long night
as I lay here waiting.
Cold Sheets
on your side of our bed.
My heart
with the dawn is breaking.

PRECHORUS
Can it be
that again you’ve left me?

CHORUS (woman sings)
Why do you fear to give your love?
Why do you run and not come close?
Why do you hide yourself inside?
My heart for you is open wide.
In time our love can grow and thrive.

VERSE
Baby,
was it something I said?
Maybe
just a bad dream in my head.
Morning
has brought the truth that I dread.

PRECHORUS
You are gone
And I’m all alone again.

CHORUS (woman sings)
Why do you fear to give your love?
Why do you run and not come close?
Why do you hide yourself inside?
My heart for you is open wide.
In time our love can grow and thrive.

(Man sings)
VERSE
Cold night
On my own, I’m shaking.
My heart
and my mind are aching.
Daylight
through the window breaking.

PRECHORUS
Why have I
Run away from your side?

CHORUS ( man sings) :
Why do I fear to give my love?
Why do I run and not come close?
Why do I hide myself inside?
I want my heart to open wide.
For it’s your love keeps me alive.

VERSE
Baby,
No, it’s nothing you said
Save me
From all these nightmares in my head.
It’s true
apart from you I feel dead.

PRECHORUS
I’ll come home
‘coz I can’t go on alone.

CHORUS (woman and man sing together)
Why do you/I fear to give your/my love?
Why do you/I run and not come close?
Why do you /I hide my/yourself inside?
My heart for you is open wide.
This time our love will grow and thrive.

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 3-20-2013

 

Dreams in the Windy City

homeless
Don’t give up on love
‘though the world feels cold
And the sharp winds blow right through your bones
Poor and all alone
Men without warm homes
On the lonely streets of Chicago
(refrain)
Hold onto Hope
For one more day
Let dreams carry away
All sorrow and pain
‘til Love comes your way

Hold onto Love
For it just may
Come to meet you today
In my warm embrace
And melt your heart away

People pass you by
Won’t look in your eyes
Please don’t let your heart turn hard as ice
Shiver in the cold
Spend your nights alone
On the lonely streets of Chicago

Someone passes by
Looks you in the eyes
Your hungry soul calls to their heart inside
You give a weary smile
Might stay with you awhile?
On the lonely streets of Chicago

Hold onto Hope
For one more day
Let dreams carry away
All sorrow and pain
‘til Love comes your way

Hold onto Love
For it just may
Come to meet you today
In my warm embrace
And melt your heart away

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 1-25-2013


With Faith Hope & Love

faithhopelove

So many years you’ve been down and out
So long lost you forgot what life is all about
We want to help you
Please don’t shut us out
Don’t shut us out
Don’t shut us out.
(Refrain)
‘cause with faith, hope, love,
Things will get better
You’re not alone
We’re in this together
For with faith, hope and love
your life can be changed.

Slide to the bottom then you’d turn around
No one but you could know the day you’d let yourself be found
But now you’re with us
And love is all around
Our love is all around
Love’s all around.

Now you have cast away the binds that tie
That old Snake he had wrapped his lies around your mind
But hope is living
And so you can thrive
You’re now alive
Fully alive

Now that your true self has been restored
You can help others find their life is worth much more
Than empty bottles and needle scars
For faith brings power
To win ev’ry war
And faith gives pow’r
To vanquish ev’ry foe.

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 1-13-2013

It’s Just You and Me

It’s just you and me babe,
now the children are grown
And we’re on our own,
yet we still have our song.

We’ve played it together
Throughout all of these years
Our hearts’ beat to its drum and
We can still sing along

And although we are much older now
We still know how to dance
And can make the romance last.

Copyright©, Music and Lyrics 9-30-2012 By Ann Ammar

Moonlight Blues

Moon on high
Do you see me cry
Walking here tonight on my own
Under the sky?

My mood is low
I feel so all alone,
Yet the lovely glow of your light
Consoles my soul.

For you keep me company,
Through the long cold night
And you warm my heart within
By your magical light.
Stay with me until the morning light.

Copyright©, Music and Lyrics Ann Ammar 9-10-2012

These are your Yester-years

Why are you rushing towards the future?
Why are you running at top speed?
Why don’t you stop and see around you?
Why look back to where you’ve been?
These are your yester-years.
Don’t let them fly away.

These are your yester-years
of days gone by – today.
Live in the present moment.
Give in the present day
Then all your fears and worries fade away.

What use is running in the rat race?
Why keep on spinning on the wheel?
You know you feel your life is empty.
You can change and make it real.

These are your yester-years
of days gone by – today.
Go and serve your brother
Help him on his way,
Do good and love another in this day.

Copyright©, Music and Lyrics by Ann Ammar 9-14-2012

I Believe in You

We’re walking life together
We’ve come a long, long way
We’ve had hard times and many troubles
And yet this love of ours remains

For I believe in you
Yes I believe in you
You’ve proved your love is true
By all the good things that you do

In travelling life together
We’ve sometimes lost our way
We’ve faced our share of trials
Yet been sustained by God’s good grace

For I believe in you
Yes I believe in you
You’ve proved your love is true
By all the good things that you do

Let’s run this race together
So as to win the prize
We’ll pass through love’s deep selfless valleys
To reach the joys of mountains high.

For I believe in you
Yes I believe in you
You’ve proved your love is true
By all the good things that you do

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 6-5-2012

Never Too Late

It is never too late
to return to your dreams
Even though the time has passed
And they seem far from real
They remain deep within your heart
And you only need to feel
They are there
If you dare
To believe
For you only need to start
They all may come true
If you just open your heart
They’re waiting for you

Even though the years have passed
And life seems near to an end
There’s still time for you to find
That dreams can still be fulfilled
They remain deep within in your heart
And you only need to feel
They are there
If you dare to Believe

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-21-2012

Mother

Verse:
Mother, you amaze me
By your bravery
As you carry your own cross
Striding forward, pressing on

Verse:
Mother, you’re my model
In this time of strife
You’ve made every sacrifice
And you’ve done this your whole life

Chorus:
Do you know I love you?
Saints like you are too few
There’s nothing you can’t do
Mother I love you

Verse:
Mother, you’re my hero
Giving even though
You are weary to the bone
Handling all things on your own

Verse:
Mother, you’re my idol
Facing every trial
While you hold your head up high
With your kind and radiant smile

Chorus:
Do you know I love you?
Saints like you are too few
There’s nothing you can’t do
Mother I love you

Bridge:
Mother, you’re a treasure
Precious beyond words
All things valuable on earth
Can’t add up to what your worth

Chorus:
Do you know I love you?
Saints like you are too few
There’s nothing you can’t do
Mother I love you

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2015

Spring Will Come

After the long lonely winter
Spring will come to your heart
Seeds of love will start growing
From earth so cold and dark

You can love again
You can live again
You can begin again
To feel hope
Rising in your heart
Time has a way of healing
wounds that are deep and raw
As nighttime is always followed
By the breaking of the dawn

You can love again
You can live again
You can begin again
To feel hope
Rising in your heart

Nature’s own consolation
For hearts broken in life
Seasons follow on seasons
Day comes after night

You can love again
You can live again
You can begin again
To feel hope
Rising in your heart

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 3-26-2012

We all have this Song

I can’t sing like Whitney
I can’t dance like Michael
I can’t sway like Elvis
I can’t play like Hendrix
I can’t drum like Ringo
I can’t strum like B.B.

But deep in my heart, there is a song
And before long,
You’ll be singing with me
Because we all have this song
It’s in the same key
And together belong to just one family.

If we come together
And behave like brothers
If we stop our warfare
And we love each other
Then we’ll dance forever
To the song of heaven

‘cause deep in my heart, there is a song
And before long,
You’ll be singing with me
Because we all have this song
It’s in the same key
And together belong to just one family.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-21-2012

Remembrance

Come all and render to those brave souls
Your love and your gratitude
For they with courage did persevere,
(and) purchased freedom for you.

Let no one hold in disrespect
These martyrs of pure love
Who sacrificed their blood and lives
And gained glory above

Hail defenders of our nation,
Under God and liberty
We salute your holy offering
For our lives and great country

To lands both near and so far away
America’s children went
Bringing the flame of truth and right
to places they’d been sent.

Leaving all they held most dear to them
Bless’d home and family
To face the night of fright and fear
To guard our freedom here.

Hail defenders of our nation
Under God and liberty
We salute your holy offering
For our lives and great country

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-7-2012

 

All Ann Ammar’s Songs & Lyrics are Copyrighted©, by the United States copyright office, Washington DC.

Copyright© 2013 ANN AMMAR. All rights reserved.

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