HEART OF NASHVILLE 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
I left my home in Cambridge in South Ontario 
Headed down through Michigan past Cincinnatti Ohio 
Cruised through the hills of Kentucky enjoying the scenery 
Came upon a little town called Nashville Tennessee 

CHORUS 
I discovered the heart of Nashville and although I didn't plan it 
I found the heart of Nashville emanates throughout our planet 
It's the heart of Nashville that beats each and every day 
It's the heart of Nashville Music City USA 

Verse 2 
With almost sacred reverence I approached those Opry doors 
So thankful for the men and women who had gone on before 
To all those great musicians that never went to music school 
But they were all Country back when Country wasn't cool 

CHORUS 
I discovered the heart of Nashville and although I didn't plan it 
I found the heart of Nashville emanates throughout our planet 
It's the heart of Nashville that beats each and every day 
It's the heart of Nashville Music City USA 
It's the heart of Nashville Music City USA

 

WHOLE LOTTA COUNTRY 
by Ross Kennedy 

CHORUS 
Like a goddess on a mountain top starts smiling aye aye so true 
'Til she mingles in the valleys with the likes of me and you 
She's a little bit angel she's a little bit country 
A polite how do ya do 
She's a whole lot of kindness a whole lot of wildness 
She loves me through and through 
She's a little bit angel and a whole lotta country 

Verse 1 
Well there ain't no doubt she's a country girl she does the best she can 
And there ain't no doubt she'll rock my world she loves to love her man 
She's a little bit angel and a whole lotta country 

Verse 2 
Well she prays for me and she prays for us and for her country 
And she's not afraid to make a fuss all over me 
She's a little bit angel and a whole lotta country 

CHORUS 
Like a goddess on a mountain top starts smiling aye aye so true 
'Til she mingles in the valleys with the likes of me and you 
She's a little bit angel she's a little bit country 
A polite how do ya do 
She's a whole lot of kindness a whole lot of wildness 
She loves me through and through 
She's a little bit angel and a whole lotta country 
She's a little bit angel and a whole lot of country

 

PANDEMIC TRUCKER 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
They used to ask me what I do I'd say I drive around the roads 
Oh they said you're just a trucker hauling lots of loads 
That's right I'm a trucker love to hear my engine purr 
I haul groceries mail and medicine wheat and lobster
That's right I'm a trucker well how things change 
Well for some anyway  

Verse 2 
Folks are forced to stay at home but I'm on the road each day 
That's right I'm a trucker love to hear my engine purr 
But now they say oh you're a trucker God bless and thank you sir 

Verse 3  
But I never really changed at all just doin' what I do  
But now they say oh you're a trucker drive safe and God bless you 
That's right I'm a trucker love to hear my engine purr 
I always make my delivery I'm a trucker that's for sure 

Verse 4 
That's right I'm a trucker helpin' to keep us all alive 
Not a hero just a trucker it's essential that I drive 
That's right I'm a trucker help to keep us alive 
Not a hero just a trucker it's essential that I drive 
That's right I'm a trucker   

 

COLCHESTER COUNTY TRAGEDY 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
Don't have a candle to put a match to to ease pain  
And try to make things right 
But there's one thing that I can do  
From my heart shine my own kind of light 

CHORUS 
I can't change the world because I'm just a man 
But I'm hoping here tonight that my prayers can 

Verse 2 
There's nothing I can say or do  
Because I'm just not that strong 
The only way that I can comfort you  
Is through the words of this song 

CHORUS 
No I can't change the world because I'm just a man 
But I'm hoping here tonight that my prayers can 
That my prayers can 

Verse 3 
There's no sage advice that I can give  
To ease the comin' years 
Just going to sit here with these memories  
Not even gonna try to stop these tears 

CHORUS 
No I can't change the world because I'm just a man 
But I'm hoping here tonight that my prayers can 
That my prayers can 
That my prayers can

 

SING SOFTLY 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
I've been a rough guy in this trip through time 
Done a lot of wrong things stepped out of line 
Played every rough game um hmmm that you can do 
But I'd rather sing softly sing softly to you 

CHORUS 
Sing softly sing softly to you  
Sing softly the whole evening through 
In this old world um hmm it's what I want to do  
I want to sing softly sing softly to you 

Verse 2 
I've had to beat up the toughest guy in town 
Not to be a hero I'm just not good at backin' down 
Tougher than life um hmm was all that I knew 
But I'd rather sing softly sing softly to you 

Verse 3 
Yeah I've been macho been there done that 
Been a street fighter but I'm not proud of that 
Done a lot of things um hmm that no one should do 
But I'd rather sing softly sing softly to you 

CHORUS 
Sing softly sing softly to you  
Sing softly the whole evening through 
In this old world um hmm it's what I want to do  
I want to sing softly sing softly to you 
Sing softly sing softly to you

 

THE FIRST ONE (Katie's Song) 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
Now I met her one day in September 
After that high school day was done 
She made me promise I'd always remember 
She said don't forget me I was the first one 

Verse 2 
From that day she was always around me 
Destined for a lifetime with my son 
I said I've got lots of boys but the girls are comin' 
Yes they will she said just remember I'm the first one 

CHORUS 
Have you noticed what we forget and what we remember 
And have you noticed how this world keeps spinnin' round 
The thoughts of a high school girl in September 
And life can go full circle is what I've found 
Is what I've found 

Verse 3 
Well the girls came and so did their weddings 
And so did their bouncing baby boys 
Not long after they were announcing 
Pending arrival of another bundle of joy 

Verse 4 
Got a text from my son from the hospital 
Hey Dad it's a girl and yeah we're over the moon 
I said I'm in town and just around the corner 
Not far away so I'll be there real soon 

Verse 5 
Welcomin' her to the world was a pleasure 
As she slept in the arms of my son 
Then I realized in all her vast family 
To see her I was the first one   

CHORUS 
And yeah I've noticed what I forget and what I remember 
And yeah I've noticed how this world keeps spinnin' round 
The thoughts of a high school girl in September 
And life can go full circle is what I've found 
Is what I've found 

Verse 6 
Now I love my smilin' blue-eyed grand baby 
And I keep her and I bounce her on my knee 
And I whisper in her ear to her so gently 
Those same words her Mama said to me 
I was the first one I was the first one  
Don't forget me I was the first one

 

SOFT SUMMER RAIN 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
Soft summer rain deep blue winter sky 
I can't explain how an eagle flies 
Still I adore you Mother Earth 
Love to explore you since my birth 
I really enjoy you I shall not destroy you 

Verse 2 
Soft summer rain winter sky so blue 
Now all I've gained all comes from you 
All the air and water that keeps me able 
To all the food that hits my table 
All comes from you all comes from you 

Verse 3 
Soft summer rain winter sky so blue 
Well it's a shame how I've treated you 
Please forgive me for all I've done 
Ideological war nobody won 

Verse 4 
Still I adore you Mother Earth 
Love to explore you since my birth 
I really enjoy you 
I shall not destroy you 

Verse 5 
Soft summer rain winter sky so blue 
Now no more pain will I cause you 
Because I adore you Mother Earth 
Continue to explore you for all I'm worth 
I really enjoy you 
I shall not destroy you 

Soft summer rain 
Soft summer rain

 

FREEDOM CANADA 
by Ross Kennedy 

CHORUS 
Well we're from Canada you see land of the strong and free 
And that's how we'll always be we'll fight for our liberties 
We'll stand up for our ideals and if you don't believe that 
Meet me in Flander's  Fields and we'll have a little chat 

Verse 1 
To the south of us there stands for everyone to see 
A lady in New York harbour Goddess of Liberty 
And everywhere you go people really love this girl 
Freedom beats in the hearts of everyone in this old world 

Verse 2 
We'll stand up for our ideals  
And if you don't believe that 
Meet me in Flander's  Fields  
And we'll have a little chat 

Verse 3 
You say peace is important  
Yeah more than a little bit 
But freedom isn't free  
You have to fight for it 

CHORUS 
Well we're from Canada you see land of the strong and free 
And that's how we'll always be we'll fight for our liberties 
We'll stand up for our ideals and if you don't believe that 
Meet me in Flander's  Fields and we'll have a little chat 
Meet me in Flander's  Fields we're gonna have a little chat 

 

HAPPY TEARDROP 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
She's in her room it's time for bed Teddy Bear tucked in 
And a story read and then it's I love ya 
I love ya too Dad see ya later Dad good night 
And yeah that's a teardrop in my eye 
Just a happy teardrop in my eye 

Verse 2 
Now who's that with her backpack first day off to school 
And who's that guy all choked up feelin' like a fool 
By the way Dad have you got something in your eye 
I say yeah that's a teardrop in my eye 

CHORUS 
Then it's so long see ya later Dad I love you too goodbye 
And yeah that's a teardrop in my eye 
Just a happy teardrop in my eye 

Verse 3 
You know I love you too  
You know I'd die for you 
No one's ever gonna hurt my little girl 
'Cause you're my world you're my world 

Verse 4 
Now look at you you're all grown up 
We've been through all kinds of weather 
But there'll come a day and it won't be long 
When you'll be out that door forever 

CHORUS 
And it'll be so long see ya later Dad I love you too goodbye 
And yeah that's a teardrop in my eye 
Just a happy teardrop in my eye 

Verse 5 
Now as years go by and we grow older 
Let's just let time go flying by 
Let's live our life with emotion 
Let's live let's love let's cry 
  
CHORUS 
And it'll always be so long see ya later Dad I love you too goodbye 
And yeah that's a teardrop in my eye 
Just a happy teardrop in my eye

 

WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
Your eyes lit up the first time that you were introduced to me 
I thought who are you and do you see somethin' I don't see 
And I noticed how you noticed me and I knew that you knew 
After a while you made me smile I started to see what you see 
And you noticed how I noticed you that night you said to me 

CHORUS 
Why do you look at me that way when you look at me  
You should see the way you look when you look at me 
When you look at me 

Verse 2 
I said well you started it from our very first hello 
Then I stood there in awe and wonder 
And I wondered aw where it might go 
And I think you think you'd don't want a man 
Who just likes the way you look 
But you like me because you like the way I look when I look at you  

CHORUS 
You should see the way you look when you look at me 
I just love the way you look when you look at me 
I see eternity it's your soul I see  
I just love the way you look when you look at me 
When you look at me  
When you look at me  

 

DARK SIDE RUNNING 
by Ross Kennedy 

Verse 1 
Dark side runnin' runnin' from the light 
Tryin' to avoid exposure from everything that's right 
Dark side runnin' their backs against the wall 
Even they are aware of their eventual fall 

CHORUS 
And the sun knows no darkness and God knows no hate 
Dark side runnin' runnin' from their fate 

Verse 2 
The experiment is over we see how it has failed 
Dark side runnin' some surely will be jailed 
Dark side runnin' such a pretty sight 
Darkness is no match you see for the brilliance of the light 

CHORUS 
And the sun knows no darkness and God knows no hate 
Dark side runnin' runnin' from their fate 
And the sun knows no darkness and God knows no hate 
Dark side runnin' runnin' from their fate 
Dark side runnin' runnin' from their fate

 

BROKEN HEARTS ALWAYS MEND 
by Ross Kennedy 

CHORUS 
Broken hearts always mend 
Brand new starts rise again 
New beginnings without end 
Broken hearts always mend 

Verse 1 
When we give our hearts away there's room 
For a potential fall 
But we're better off to love and lose 
Than never love at all 
And time will heal the way we feel 'til our game plan's back again   
And broken hearts always mend 

Verse 2 
Sometimes we wait a lifetime for the pain to go away 
And we carry it with us up until our dyin' day 
But don't wait that long like in that famous song 
Where he stopped lovin' her today 
And broken hearts always go away 

CHORUS 
Broken hearts always mend 
Brand new starts rise again 
New beginnings without end 
Broken hearts always mend 
Broken hearts always mend