The Way It Is

by The Robby K Band

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The CD "The Way It Is" is a collection of Country and Family / Christian songs with a small dose of pop, rock and synth ambience thrown in.

View our videos at www.youtube.com/robbykband

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released December 12, 2012

Vocals: Robby K
Guitars: Robby K
Bass: Robby K
Keyboards, Synths: Robby K
Drums: Robby K

Engineer: Robby K
Producer: Robby K
Recorded at Telemark Blue Sky Music

All songs written by Robby K

CD Cover Graphic design by Erik Kjonaas (the view from my front porch)

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Track Name: Walking In The Footsteps Of Jesus
WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS

One foot is down but the other one hesitates
One foot down with nowhere to go
One foot is down and you're over analyzing
One foot down so ready, set, go!

And you move
You move
All around!

One foot is down and you've really been praying
One foot down and you're waitin' on the Lord
One foot is down and you're wonderin' is it workin'
One foot down when it really cuts loose!

And you’re movin'
You’re movin'
All around!

CHORUS
Well you're walkin in the footsteps of Jesus
Walkin in the footsteps
Here we go!
Walkin in the footsteps of Jesus
Walkin in the footsteps
Here we go!

We move
We move
All around!

One foot is down now you really got it movin'
One foot down, He (Spirit) is leading you on
One foot is down and you're wonderin' where you’re goin’
One foot down better hold on tight!

And you’re movin'
You’re movin'
All around!

CHORUS

One foot is down and the other one follows
One foot is down and the other follows through
Track Name: Love To Burn
LOVE TO BURN

What of those who say
There’s no need for Him today
He belongs in a sanctioned space
Can’t inhabit every place
If we shut the door, shut the book
Never to ask, never to look
Till the TIME is right
What if they’re right?
Wouldn’t it be Cool?

I've come to learn
He's Love to Burn!
Love!
Love to burn
Love!

And what of those who say
In this awesome age
When we’ve come so far
He can be everything to everyone
It depends
He’s like the wind
He comes and goes
And it’s up to us
To decide His ways
Figure Him out
Pass Him on
Just as if
He’s a children’s Nursery Rhyme

I’ve been moved
I’ve seen the Light
I’ve been called

Eye-eye-eye
Love to Burn!
Love!
Love to burn
Love!

What of those who say
I only trust in my own way
I can’t be wrong
I’m enough
I don’t need anyone
I’ll save myself
I believe only in what I see
And what I touch
It’s got to be real
And what I feel is enough for me
I’m sure it’s gonna be good enough
For me

What of those who say
He’s a naked bulb in an alley way
A tiny light for failing eyes
Just a man in a thin disguise
An ancient truth to the very wise
It’s far more hip to theorize
There are so many paths
To enlightenment, enlightenment
We are god, oh boy!
We are gods

I’ve been moved
I’ve seen the Light
I’ve been called

Eye-eye-eye
Love to Burn!
Love!
Love to burn
Love!
Track Name: Song For Emmylou
I’m in love with Emmylou Harris
She’s the beauty queen that always haunts my mind
Once upon a time I thought I might have her
But now I know she’s just a state of mind

So sing me a song by Emmylou Harris
And I’ll pretend that I’m in love with you
Maybe if you smile that big crazy smile
Then I will find a way to believe in you
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I used to work the badlands out in NoDak
And I’d search for Emmylou on the dial
And in my loneliness, she was right beside me
And that dusty road was just like Highway One

And I’d sing along with Emmylou Harris
And I’d pretend my life was goin’ fine
And then I’d watch the sun, setting on the hilltop
And make believe my water had turned to wine
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Yes I’m in love with Emmylou Harris
But she don’t even know that I’m alive
Once upon a time I thought I might hold her
But now I know she’s just a state of mind

So sing me a song like Emmylou Harris
Maybe something sad like Hickory Wind
And baby when you smile that big crazy smile
I will find a way to believe in you
Baby won’t you smile that big crazy smile
And I will find a way to believe in you

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So sing me a song by Emmylou Harris
And I’ll pretend that I’m a fallen angel
And baby when you smile that big crazy smile
I will find a way to believe in you
Honey won’t you smile…that big crazy smile and…
I will find a way to believe in you
Track Name: Washed In The Blood
I will kneel down and pray
For Deliverance
I’m trusting in God (and)
(I’m) Washed in the Blood
Would that then I’d overcome
Will I see His Glory?

It’s time to seek His Face
His Loving Grace
I’m trusting in God (and)
(I’m) Washed in the Blood
Would there be Revival
Will there be Healing in our Land?

INTERLUDE

When we face Great Trials
We will reign triumphant!

Let’s all bow down and pray
For Holiness
And trusting in God
We’re washed in the Blood
There will burn a Holy Fire
There will be a Harvest in this Land!

Let’s all kneel down and pray for Deliverance
Trusting in God
Let’s all kneel down and pray for Healing Grace
Trusting in God
Let’s all kneel down and pray for Holiness
Trusting in God
God is Love!
God is Love!
Track Name: The Last Cowboy
A Baker’s son, born in Montana
He grew up young
A free-fall life
Riding in…and out of heartache
The changing times
Left him behind

He fled the mountains
Soon left the country
To work…on his pain

He had a Vision
He had a plan
But God knows, it just flew away

A banker’s girl, born into money
She married young
To an empty life
(So) lonely now, longing for lost love
His faraway Eyes
And Ocean smile

He’s got no money
He’s got no home
He’s just a…Driftin’…On n’ on

Once he had Visions
He laid some plans
But God knows, they just didn’t pan out

The Last Cowboy, it didn’t come easy
There was a cost
The long ride out
Cards were laid (lain) on the table
Win or lose
He played with the devil

He’s got no money
He’s got no home
He just a…Rambles…On alone

Once he had Visions
He laid some plans
But God knows, how they turned on him
Track Name: Wild Ride
I’d wake up in the mornin’
And find my baseball glove
Take my bat and ball down to the park
In the afternoon I’d go fishin’
On the far side of the lake
Probably stay until it was almost dark

Then I’d start a fire and cook out in the open
Watch the sun as it slid down over the hills
And I didn’t have a care, as I traveled on with my life
Lord life never was as good as ‘65
I thought it couldn’t get any better than ‘65

In ’71 I was out for fun
Drove my pickup truck out west
Played my songs for a beer and a cigarette
Well the years passed by so quickly
I grew out of control
Well the wander lust [wanderin’ life] proved too hard on my soul

And the thing about those times I was so lonely
And I realize I fell into bad company
And I thank the Lord I found a way to get down on my knees (and pray-ay-aay!)
And find a path to forgiveness in you
And find a path to forgiveness, Father, in you

FIDDLE BREAK

And in ’84 I wound up at the alter
And in ’85 I held my baby son (in my arms)
And I thank the Lord each day for the family He’s brought my way
They’ve given me the best years of my life
Oh-oh, these truly are the best years of my life

And I thank the Lord every mornin’ when I wake up
It’s a miracle I am even alive
And I never have a care, I just travel on with my life
Cos I know every day God will provide
Father, thank you once again, “It’s been a wild ride!” Whoo!
Track Name: Reverend Bobby Blues
Well I’m paid off on my car and I’ve got a big house
I’m married with kids but they think I am a louse
I’ve got a crappy job, got a nice dog
I’m sitting here thinking what’s the sense of this all?

I should’ve been a Lutheran Pastor
Really should’ve been a Lutheran Pastor

And I could work on Sunday, sleep all day Monday
Fishin’ on Tuesday, dancin’ on Wednesday
Friday rolls around it’s time to work on my sermon!
Saturday night I think I see a bright light!!

I gotta be a Lutheran Pastor
Really wanna be a Lutheran Pastor

It’s the Reverend
It’s the Reverend
Reverend Bobby

Now I’ve got a slip of paper and it says, “Reverend…
Congratulations, You’re one of the brethren
Go and tend your flock they are the poor and the needy
We wish you God speed but check back with us yearly”

I really am a Lutheran Pastor
Even really got a congregation

But I can’t find my church there is no address listed
No PO Box…I’ll just drive around
Fishin’ for souls, Hey after all it’s Tuesday
Just around the block another promisin’ spot!

I gotta find my congregation
Really, really need a congregation

It’s the Reverend
It’s the Reverend
Reverend Bobby

Now I’m all settled in quite snuggled and cozy
Mendota Health that is a very nice name
It really is true I am Reverend Bobby
Got a Sunday service, it’s down in the Lobby!

I really am a Lutheran Pastor
Really, really am a Lutheran Pastor

I am Reverend
Reverend Bobby
Quite Reverend Bobby
Most Reverend
Bobby