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Prisoner of Love

Verse: 1
Excitement is rising
Passion’s heaving in my chest
My heart and mind are racing
Got nowhere they can rest
You’re driving me crazy
I want you for myself
That glance you threw me dancing
You’re a hunter with a feline stealth

Chorus:

Bring it On!
Make it strong!
I don’t wanna resist your love
I’m at your mercy, your prisoner of love!

Verse 3:

I’m captive to your beauty
Wild red hair and siren’s smile
Your eyes mesmerize me
As they aim to beguile
You torture and you tease me
And there’s no place I can hide
You’ve got my full surrender
You’ve won me to your side.

Chorus:
Bring it On!
Make it strong!
I don’t wanna resist your love
I’m at your mercy, your prisoner of love!

Bridge:

You got me on your radar
You have me as your target
Taking shots at my heart
With sweet darts of your charms
Your tear my pride apart
Leave me helpless in your arms

Repeat Chorus

©Copyright 2018, Music and Lyrics by Ann Ammar.
Recorded in Nashville

 

Makes Me Alive

VERSE (woman sings)
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?

VERSE (woman sings)
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?
Hide all your feelings deep inside?
My heart for you is open wide.
It’s your love that makes me alive.

VERSE (man sings)
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?

VERSE (Man sings)
Baby,
no it’s nothing you said.
Save me
from all these nightmares in my head.
It’s true
I’m scared of what lies ahead.
I’ll come home
‘cause I can’t go on alone.

CHORUS (woman and man sing together)
Why do I/you fear to give my love?
Why do I/you run and not come close?
Hide all my/your feelings deep inside?
My heart for you is open wide.
It’s your love that makes me alive.

TAG (woman and man sing together)
Hide all your feelings deep inside?
My heart for you is open wide.
It’s your love that makes me alive.
Makes me alive.
It’s your love that makes me alive.

©Copyright 2018, music & lyrics by Ann Ammar

 

Fences

Verse:
Fences make good neighbors, least that’s what they say
but this fence growing up between us, has gotta go away
I didn’t see it coming, don’t know where it came from
and if I helped build it, I’m sorry for what I’ve done

Verse:
A fence can be made of many things, but it can’t build itself
this one’s growing fast, is there help from someone else
we shared a love so strong, thought it would last forever
but with that fence between us now, we can’t get together

Chorus:
Fences hide the other side, what do you hide from me
if I climb, what will i find, you don’t want me to see

Verse:
Some fences keep you in, some to lock you out
tell me what you think, this fence is all about
a wall of love surrounds us, but that fence grew in between
trying to climb over it, the tallest one I’ve seen

Chorus:
Fences hide the other side, what do you hide from me
if i climb, what will i find, you don’t want me to see

Bridge:
A fence is made to separate, this fence ain’t got no gate
let’s tear it down to the ground, before it gets too late

Chorus:
Fences hide the other side, what do you hide from me
if I climb, what will Ii find, you don’t want me to see

©Copyright 2018, music by Ann Ammar and lyrics by Bill Kapac.

 

We All Have A Song

VERSE
We can’t sing like Whitney
We can’t dance like Jackson
We can’t move like Britney. We can’t play like Elton
We can’t strum like Marley
We can’t rap like Jay-Z

CHORUS
But 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
Together we’ll sing in sweet harmony.

VERSE
If we come together
and we stop our warfare
And we love like brothers
like an answered prayer
Then we’ll dance forever
To the song of heaven.

CHORUS
But 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
Together we’ll sing in sweet harmony.

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

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
Together we’ll sing in sweet harmony.

Vamp Out:
La la la la la la.
La la la la la la…..

©Copyright 2018, Music and Lyrics by Ann Ammar

 

Remember

Verse 1
I remember how you looked at me when we first met
How you spoke to me with tenderness
And how the world had stopped revolving for a moment
As you gently helped me to undress
And we’d make love all through the night
You couldn’t bear to leave my sight

Chorus
We’ve got to light the fire
We’ve got to stir the embers
Got to look way back and remember
Light the fire and tell me again
That you believe what we had isn’t gone
I know we’re trying hard to hold on
Do you remember how it used to be?
How it used to be?

Verse 2
In the crazy rush we don’t have time to make time, anymore
We’re so close yet far apart
We keep on running from the truth but we both know
The truth is we can’t let go
and could it be something good still exists?
For now this love is what it is

Chorus
We’ve got to light the fire
We’ve got to stir the embers
Got to look way back and remember
Light the fire just tell me again
That you believe what we had isn’t gone
I know we’re trying hard to hold on
I remember how it used to be
How it used to be

Bridge:
Remember how you used to hold me tight
And the day you told me you were mine

Chorus
We’ve got to light the fire
We’ve got to stir the embers
Got to look way back and remember
Light the fire and tell me again
That you believe what we had isn’t gone
I know, I know we’re trying hard to be strong
Do you remember how it used to be?

Tag:
I remember how it used to be
Remember
How we used to be.

©Copyright 2018,
Music & Lyrics, Ann Ammar & Vince Pace
Recorded in Nashville

 

Blue

V-1
Red hair danced across her face, like fire burning trees

Rips and holes in faded jeans, showing suntanned knees
I picked up the hitch hiking teen, we rode silent for a while
she looked lost in thought, then I saw a little smile

V-2
I asked what’s your name, but she didn’t say a word
then turned looked at me, said the sweetest thing I’ve heard
because you rescued me, I’ll leave my new name up to you
I’m running from my old life, I want to start anew

Chorus:
Well I didn’t even name myself, so this is something new
I’ll try and keep it short, I think I’ll call you blue
I hope your new life’s good to you, and happiness you find
take your new name blue, and leave the past behind

V-3
She said you can drop me off here, this looks like a nice town
I offered to stop, and help her look around
no you’ve done enough for me, oh and thanks again
she smiled when I said goodbye, and waved to my new friend

Bridge:
She said it’s time for me and my new start, I have a lot to do
and if I ever have a son, I might name him after you

Chorus:
Well I didn’t even name myself, so this is something new
Ii’ll try and keep it short, I think I’ll call you blue
i hope your new life’s good to you, and happiness you find
take your new name blue, and leave the past behind

Tag:
take your new name blue, and leave the past behind
repeat….

©Copyright 2018, music by Ann Ammar, lyrics by Bill Kapac
Recorded in Nashville.

 

Don’t Try To Stop Me

Verse one:

Hid my bag under my bed
I can’t sleep with these thoughts in my head.
Just past midnight when I said,
The moment’s come, I gotta run
I grabbed my things and left

Chorus:

Don’t try to stop me
Gotta do what I gotta do
Don’t try to stop me
Gonna be one of the few
I’m gonna make it

Verse two

Bus to California leaves at five
Long night lying on the floor
Lay my head on my guitar
Staring at the ceiling and the walls
I’m gonna make it, a star is born

Chorus:

Don’t try to stop me
Gotta do what I gotta do
Don’t try to stop me
Gonna be one of the few
I’m gonna make it

Bridge:
I can’t let my vision die
I will stop at nothing,
I’m so high
I think I can fly
I believe in myself

Verse three

Rolling down the 405
My dream appears before my eyes
I’m scared, but excited, my day has arrived.
At least I gotta give it try
I’m gonna make it, don’t pass me by

Chorus:

Don’t try to stop me
Gotta do what I gotta do
Don’t try to stop me
Gonna be one of the few
I’m gonna make it!

Final chorus:

Don’t try to stop me
Gotta do what I gotta do
Don’t try to stop me
Gonna be one of the few.
I’m gonna make it!

Tag: Don’t try to stop me, I’m gonna make it, I’m gonna make it,

Don’t try to stop me.

Music & Lyrics, Copyright © 2018 Ann Ammar

 

These Are Your Yesteryears

VERSE:
Why are you rushing towards the future?
Why are you running at top speed?
Why don’t you stop to see around you?
And why look back to where you’ve been?

CHORUS:
These are your yesteryears,
don’t let them fly away.
These are your yesteryears,
Go on now, “Seize the day!”
These are your yesteryears
Time passes fast they say
These are your yesteryears
Go on now, “seize the day!”

VERSE:
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

CHORUS: repeat
Bridge:
Live in the present moment; give in the present day.
Then all your fears and worries fade away.

VERSE:
Why don’t you go and serve your brother?
Why don’t you help him on his way?
Now go do good and love another,
making the most of every day.

CHORUS: Repeat
TAG:
These are your yesteryears
These are your yesteryears

 

Copyright © 2018 Ann Ammar

 

Just Like Judas

Verse one:

I gave you my heart then you broke into pieces.
I shared all my dreams from deep within it recesses.
I tore my heart open and I bared to you my secrets,
I trusted you loved me, and loved me completely.
I was a fool, I was naïve.
Spoken: I was a fool, I was deceived

Chorus:

You’re just like Judas,
You’re a thief of hearts – betrayer.
You’re just like Judas with a viper’s tongue of fire.
You’re just like Judas who deceives, lies and conspires.

Verse two.

I am a woman who believes in second chances.
But you willl need to change and make some sacrifices.
You’ll have to earn again my love and confidence.
‘Till then, my heart will be surrounded by high fences.

Repeat chorus:

Bridge:

But I still love you.
I still want you.
I still need you.
But you’ll have to make amends to win my love again.
Spoken: You’ll have to make amends
But you’ll have to make amends, to win my love again.

Repeat Chorus:

Tag:
I still love you.
I still want you.
I still need you.
I want to forgive you.
I’ll try to forgive you. I can’t live without you.

Copyright 2018, Ann Ammar

 

It’s Our Country

Chorus:
How blessed are we,
in the Land of the Free?
Where you know you belong!
And your heartbeat is strong,
for your country.
It’s our country!

Verse:
We are free to live without fear to complain.
And our flag will remain
as a beacon of hope,
ever-more.

Chorus:
How blessed are we,
in the Land of the Free? Where we all have a voice,and we all have a choice. It’s our country.
It’s our country!

Verse:
And we have the right to be heard without fighting.For we all have a say how we live, how we pray. I thank God every day,
we can vote!

We can vote.
We can vote.

Bridge:
For this sacred right
has been bought with a price.
Paid for in blood, sweat and strife
by those who sacrificed that we remain free!

Sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, husbands and wives
giving their lives!

Chorus:
How blessed are we,
in the Land of the Free?
For united we stand
as we walk hand-in-hand.
It’s our country.
It’s our country!

Verse:
And we have the right
to be heard without fighting.
For we all have a say
how we love, how we pray.
I thank God every day,
we can vote.

We can vote!
We can vote!
We can vote!

Lyrics by John W. Vitz & Ann Ammar

 

Let’s go out and Vote

Verse:
Come all men and women black and white
Arabs, Hispanics and Asians
We are the American nation
A beautiful tapestry of races and persuasions

Chorus:
Come on America let’s get out and vote!
Inspiring our children to courage, faith and hope
May our voices be strong
Singing freedom’s song
Raise our heads
Stand up tall
We are called

Verse:
Every vote brings hope for growth and change
Building on prior foundations
Our legacy of past generations
Their dream for us, happiness, and life’s full expectations

Chorus:

Come on America let’s get out and vote!
Inspiring our children to courage, faith and hope
May our voices be strong
Singing freedom’s song
Raise our heads
Stand up tall
We are called

Verse:
Now let’s make firm resolutions
We’ll vote to create our futures
Together we’ll bring forth solutions

In unity we’ll fulfill the goals of our Constitution.

Chorus:
Come on America let’s get out and vote!
Inspiring our children to courage, faith and hope
May our voices be strong
Singing freedom’s song
Raise our heads
Stand up tall
We are called

Tag:

Raise our heads
Stand up tall
We are called

Copyright 2018, Ann Ammar, music and lyrics
Recorded in Nashville.

 

 

 

 

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
And recorded in Nashville in 2017

 

Let Them In

Verse:
They left their 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 they’ve seen
You’d open up your hearts
To let them in.

Chorus:
Let them into your hearts
As they come to these shores
Let them share their lives with ours
Fear not their foreign names
For our hopes are just the same
Let them in
Let them in
to your hearts.

Verse:
They bring their skills and labor
We can be friends and neighbors
Let us sow and reap together
This land can thrive much better
We’ll harvest love and charity
The sweetest fruit of our welcoming
So open up your hearts
And let them in.

Chorus:
Let them into your hearts
As they come to these shores
Let them share their lives with ours
Fear not their foreign names
For our hopes are just the same
Let them in
Let them in
to your hearts.

Bridge:
America, you’re beautiful!
A tapestry of nations All look to you, you’re bountiful! Woven in love and patience

Chorus:
Let them into your hearts
As they come to these shores
Let them share their lives with ours
Fear not their foreign names
For our hopes are just the same
Let them in
Let them in
to your hearts.

Let them in,
©Copyright 2017, Ann Ammar, music and lyrics
Recorded in Nashville

 

I Belong to You

Verse:
You are beautiful
You are merciful
I’m in love with you
You are bountiful, powerful
I give my life to You

Chorus:
Your love is always true
I belong to You
I belong to You
You take me as I am
Timeless is Your plan
Even when I stray, I know
I belong to You
I belong to You

Verse:
You are wonderful
You are desirable
I want to be with You
You are inscrutable, unfathomable
Yet in truth I do know You

Chorus:
Your love is always true
I belong to You
I belong to You
You take me as I am
Timeless is Your plan
Even when I stray, I know
I belong to You
I belong to You…

I belong to You

Bridge:
What would I do?
Where would I be?
What would I do without You?

Chorus:
Your Love is always true
I belong to You
I belong to You
You take me as I am
Timeless is Your plan
Even when I stray, I know

Repeat Chorus:
Your Love is always true
I belong to You
I belong to You
You take me as I am
Timeless is Your plan
Even when I stray, I know

Tag:
I belong to You
I belong to You
I belong to You

Copyright 2015: Ann Ammar & Vince Pace

 

Wings of Love

 

If he stands at the door
and calls to your soul
will you answer Him
if he speaks to your heart
will you open in part
or give all to Him
Jesus laid down his life for you
he did his for you

chorus:
on wings of love
he carries you
endless love
you’ll never lack or want no
for anything
your life, a blessing
when you ride
on the wings of love

verse:
all your life you have tried
to be strong,
but you ‘re weary now
holding big heavy loads
on this long winding road
and yearn, to be free
jesus knows about your troubles and pain
your prayers’ not in vain

chorus:
wings of love
carry you
endless love
you’ll never lack or want no
for anything
your life, a blessing
when you ride
on the wings of love

bridge:
he’s got you in his arms
safe in his arms
close to his heart

chorus:
on wings of love
he carries you
endless love
you’ll never lack or want no
for anything
your life, a blessing
when you ride..
when you ride on love
when you ride
on the wings of love

Copyright ©2015 music and lyrics by Vince Pace & Ann Ammar

 

Precious Child

Verse:

If I stand at the door and I call to your soul will you answer Me? If I speak to your heart will you open in part or give all to Me? If I lay down My life and give all of Myself Would it be enough for you?

Chorus:

Endless love have I, For you precious child Precious child Give your heart to Me.

Verse:

All your life you have tried to be strong on your own but you’re weary now, Holding big heavy loads on this long winding road to eternity. If I lift them all up and light up your walk Would it be enough for you?

Chorus:

Endless love have I, For you precious child Precious child Give your life to Me.

 

Bridge:

Lord, I am Yours

Your love will never fail

Lord, I rejoice!

Your love makes all things new.

 

Chorus: 

Endless love have I, for you precious child

Precious child

Place your trust in Me

Endless love have I,

For you precious child

Precious child

Yes Lord!

Copyright© 2017, Ann Ammar & Vince Pace

 

The Angels Cry

Verse:
Nights so dark and so long
Lying there on her own
Waiting for the sun to rise
How can she make it through?
Her soul feels empty, numb and blue.

Chorus:
Her tears are kept inside, the angels cry
Night shadows pressing in on every side
God gently holds her ‘til the morning light
The angels cry… the angels cry

Verse:
Days that pass without aim
Her smile conceals all her pain
She wanders through this life alone
Where can she go from here?
The way is dark and filled with fear

Chorus:
Her tears are kept inside, the angels cry…they cry
Night shadows pressing in on every side
God gently holds her ‘til the morning light
The angels cry…the angels cry…the angels cry

Instrumental

Bridge:
By love she will overcome
Learn to dream,
Learn to live
And she’ll believe again

Final Chorus:
Her tears are kept inside, the angels cry…they cry
Night shadows pressing in on every side
God gently holds her ‘til the morning light
The angels cry…the angels cry

©Copyright 2015, Ann Ammar & Vince Pace
Recorded in Sydney, Australia

 

King of Love

(SECOND LYRICS SUBMISSION WITH ORCHESTRAL VERSION)

Lord see Your weak and your helpless
child now turns toward Your loving gaze.
All through my life I have wandered far,
a lamb who’s gone astray.

I know You love me now, just as
I am, in all my wretchedness.
I know You’ll heal my soul and make me well,
and save me from distress.

King of love and endless mercy,
gentle Shepherd of the sheep,
gather all Your scattered children
and return them to Your keep.

Lord see this grieving and aching world,
that fell from Your perfect grace.
We lost our way in the night of sin –
the whole of the human race.

I know You love us now, just as we are,
in all our wretchedness.
And You can heal our souls and make us well,
and save us from distress.

King of love and endless mercy,
gentle Shepherd of the sheep,
gather all Your scattered children,
and return them to Your keep.

Lamb of God,
You shed Your precious Blood,
to heal the hearts and souls of men.

By Your cross
You bought our freedom,
Your’e the sinner’s faithful friend.

King of love and endless mercy,
gentle Shepherd of the sheep,
gather all Your scattered children,
and return them to Your keep.

Gentle Shepherd of the sheep,
gather all Your scattered children,
and return them to Your keep.

Copyright©, music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 2-4-2012
Orchestrated by John W Vitz

 

Stay With Me

VERSE:
Stay with me through the day.
Stay with me through the night.
Always keep me in Your watchful sight.

VERSE:
Hold me tight in Your Heart.
Let me never depart
from the faith that You give me through grace.

CHORUS:
And when life brings me down
and You’re not around
and there’s nowhere to turn
as the hunger still burns
deep inside me!

VERSE:
Stay with me through the years.
Wipe away all my tears.
Never leave me to suffer alone.

VERSE:
Stay with me ever more.
You’re all I’m living for,
with a love that transcends space and time.

CHORUS:
And when life brings me down
and You’re not around
and there’s nowhere to turn
as the hunger still burns
deep inside me!

VERSE:
Stay with me through the day
Stay with me through the night.
Always keep me in Your watchful sight.

VERSE:
Hold me close to Your Heart.
Show me how great Thou art!
For the love that You give sets me free.
Stay with me.

©Copyright 2013, Ann Ammar & John Vitz, Music and lyrics.
Recorded in San Francisco.

 

With Faith Hope & Love

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 2013, Ann Ammar, Music and lyrics.
Recorded in San Francisco
orchestrated by John W. Vitz


Walking by Faith

walk-by-faith

Grey skies, crickets and fireflies,
Under the clouds tonight;
Walking by faith, not sight.

Warm air, caressing my skin and hair,
Your presence everywhere;
A love so pure and fair.

Even though I cannot see You, I believe.

Night birds, sing their sweet lullabies,
My heart-song then replies;
I know that You’re nearby.

Even though I cannot see You, I believe.

Grey skies, hiding the stars tonight
Cover their twinkling lights
We walk by faith not sight

Dark night, a place of the mind and soul
We feel we’re all alone
Your Word says it’s just not so

Even though I cannot see You, I believe.

Moon light, veiled by a shroud of clouds
Yet, Your love and peace surround
For faith is where You are found

Even though I cannot see You I believe.

Copyright©, Music and Lyrics by Ann Ammar, 2013.


Jerusalem

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Jerusalem,
City of our Lord,
City of the King,
Earth is his footstool and
Heaven is His throne
And heaven is the throne of our God Most High.

Jerusalem,
City of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph
Christ has purchased your shalom in His Blood
Peace it will come to you,
When you call the Messiah your own
Peace will come when you call the Messiah your own.

Jerusalem,
The Son of Righteousness –
Your King will come again
Christ has risen and opened paradise
Christ brings forgiveness and
justice in all things.

Jerusalem,
City of shalom
Shalom!
Peace can only come to you
When you open up your hearts
When you open up yours hearts
To the only Son of God!
Ah… Ah… Ah… Ah… Ah… Ah… O!

Copyright©, Music and lyrics by Ann Ammar 8-18-2013,
Orchestrated by John W. Vitz

Film by Marianne Eichhorn

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