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Songs of Cathy Winter

GUEST,Felipa 09 Nov 03 - 06:05 PM
Joe Offer 03 Jun 17 - 07:56 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: FOR THE LOVE OF THE RACE (Cathy Winter)
From: GUEST,Felipa
Date: 09 Nov 03 - 06:05 PM

Cathy Winter

I am no athlete, I'm not sleek and fine,
But when I put on my running shoes.
I think the whole world is mine.
I don't finish first and I don't finish last
But I feel such joy when my heart pumps so fast.

The winner's not the one who takes the first place,
But the one who runs for the love of the race.

I am no athlete; I started once 'round the block -
I huffed and I puffed,
I thought my heart would stop.
But I did it each day, first one block than four.
It wasn't my plan; I just kept adding more.

I run on the sidewalks sometimes on the lawns.
I used to run in the evening
When the sun was going down.
Now I get up early and run with the dawn.
The start of my day is just five miles long.

My children think I'm crazy
And I don't know my place,
But each day I run back the years,
That have left their deep trace.
So I run for my tomorrows and I set my own pace.

Now a marathon's coming and I think I might try
To run for the distance with others who know why
When the marathon's over, I won't say I'm done,
'Cause you finish one race and another's begun.

on Cathy Winter's album "Breath on my Fire", Flying Fish Records, 1984

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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Love of the Race (Cathy Winter)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Jun 17 - 07:56 PM

(Cathy Winter)

I'm looking for some long time friends
Looking for some long time friends
Life's a long and twisting road
Many curves and unseen bends
So I'm looking for some long time friends

Good friends tend to slip out of your reach
If you walk too tall or keep too straight a path
With your eyes so far ahead that you can't see by your side
You'll never see your longtime friends [Chorus]

There are women that I hold close to my heart
And men I hope will always be a part of my life
You've got to know each heart is real and each life can touch your own
And this world will be your long time home [Chorus]

It's a wide world with many ways to live
Many ways to love and ways to give
I'm not so sure I want to find just one soul to blend with mine
So I'm looking for some long time friends [Chorus]

©1975 Cathy Winter

Also in the Rise Up Singing Songbook, page 66

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