Music Samples & Lyrics | Richest Man On Earth

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Sample of  "Eight Minutes Old"

 

EIGHT MINUTES OLD

Written by Brian Henningsen (Sung by Brian)

You took my breath away
The first time I saw your face
It was a momentary glimpse of you
Just a pearl lost in a sea of frantic blue
They wouldn't let me hold you close
The feeling that I wanted most
The precious touch of your skin against my skin
That's how life should begin when you're only…

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Eight minutes old
And it's way too soon to say goodbye
One life on hold
And I want nothing more than to hear you cry

Oh I wish that we could start again 
Back to the morning when we first found out about you
To hear the beating of your heart and then
We knew right then we couldn't live without you
If there were some way that I could let you know
Every day you grew we were amazed at
How we loved you so though you're only…

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Eight minutes old
And a thousand desperate prayers ask why
One life on hold
And I want nothing more than to hear you cry
And I'd give anything just to hear you…

Cry for me when you're scared at night
You can sleep in between us and it will be alright
Baby you can grow up strong and you can live your life
But first you got to breathe…
And we held our breath and we cried…
When you cried it was like the angels sang

CHORUS:
Eight minutes old
And a million answered prayers

 

Sample of  "Carry Me"

 

CARRY ME

Written by Charlie Barrett (Sung by Charlie)

Six days shall you labor, I’ve read in the book
And I believe my life should rest in the Lord’s hands,
But job demands and traffic jams tend to change my whole outlook,
When I get home I’ve had all I can stand.

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Then I hear, “Daddy, carry me.”
That’s when I know I’m where I wanna be,
When I hear, “Daddy, carry me.”
And though I’m feeling tired, I find new energy
When I hear, “Daddy, carry me.”

The faith of a child is such a precious thing,
They believe there’s nothing daddy couldn’t do,
So when the troubles of this world start to bring me to my knees
It’s that same childlike faith that I turn to.

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When I say, “Father, carry me.”
That’s when I know I’m where I wanna be,
When I say, “Father, carry me.”
And though I’m feeling tired, I find new energy
When I say, “Father, carry me.”

Thank you for my children, Lord, watch over them I pray
Keep them close beside you when they’re too old to say…

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“Daddy, carry me.” 
And let them know just where they need to be
So they’ll say, “Father, carry me.”
And when they’re feeling tired, renew their energy
When they say, “Father, carry me.”

 

Sample of  "Oh What A Ride"

 

OH WHAT A RIDE

Written by Bill Benell (Sung by Bill)

There’s a little red wagon sitting out on the porch
The kids love to ride inside
Every day around four after supper and chores
Their daddy takes them for a ride
And he puts them inside and says, “Hold on tight.”
Then he picks up the handle and they head down the drive.

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And oh what a ride
What an amazing time
With dad in control away they go
It’s almost as if they could fly
And oh what a ride
They’re having the time of their lives
The love that he gives is given right back to him
There’s really no words to describe
What a ride, what a ride

This world’s like that wagon with us inside
And father is in control
We hold to each other for such a short time
As He takes us down that road
And the ride always ends right where it begins
Back home in the arms of our daddy again

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And oh what a ride
What an amazing time
With God in control away we go
It’s almost as if we could fly
And oh what a ride
We’re having the time of our lives
The love that he gives is given right back to him
There’s really no words to describe
What a ride, what a ride

 

Sample of  "A Gift From Heaven"

 

A GIFT FROM HEAVEN

Written by Brian Henningsen (Sung by Brian)

Nineteen Eighty Seven
A little gift from Heaven arrived
Christmas came early that year
All blonde hair and laughter
Breaking dawn comes after night
Christmas came early that year

CHORUS:
We were younger then... so full of hunger then
Not sure back then of just how to raise a girl right
But we're older now... hopefully wiser now
And time has taught us how not to hold on too tight
To a gift from Heaven

Now the day is finally here
Filled with joy and fear inside
Like a young dove just ready to fly
And the letting go is sweet
Where the old and new they meet
In a softly spoken vow

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But it's your turn now... the Lord has taught you how
To face the day knowing the good and the right
And you're older now... hopefully wiser now
And time has taught you how not to hold on too tight
To a gift from Heaven

 

Sample of  "First Word"

 

FIRST WORD

Written by Pearl and Charlie Barrett (Sung by Meadow Barrett)

You are asked me, Where has your little girl gone,
Oh where could your little girl be?
How I am I standing here looking so grown
When yesterday I was just three?

I hardly sit on your lap any more,
I’m losing my childish ways,
I know some things may be different now,
But some things will always remain…

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You were my very first word, Daddy!
Your arms are the safest place on earth, Daddy!
I can always run to you and you’ll be there,
You were my very first dance, Daddy!
You’d twirl me around and we’d laugh, Daddy!
You were my very first word.

You joke about the coming years
When you’ll be chasing the young men away,
You tease I can marry when I’m thirty-two,
And not a minute before that day!

But I’ve heard you pray God will watch over me,
That He’ll keep me and help me stay pure.
So I’ll turn to Him when I’m looking for answers
But some things I know for sure…

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You were my very first song, Daddy!
It’s a tune that I still like to hum, Daddy!
I can always run to you and you’ll be there.
You heard my very first prayer, Daddy!
You showed me the way that God cares, Daddy!
You were my very first word.
Daddy!

 

Sample of  "Richest Man On Earth"

 

RICHEST MAN ON EARTH

Written by Charlie Barrett (Sung by Charlie)

Once I asked the Lord above for privilege and wealth,
I thought I knew what makes a happy man,
But for some time I struggled and doubts came creeping in,
And then one night I came to understand.

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And I became the richest man on earth, as I beheld the miracle of birth,
God gave me a precious pearl with big blue eyes and golden curls,
And as I stared down at His handiwork
I knew I was the richest man on earth.

Then I asked the Lord for all the treasure I could hold
So I could give my family all the best
And once again as times grew hard, I felt my faith grow weak,
But once again I learned how I was blessed.

CHORUS:
And I became the richest man on earth, as I beheld the miracle of birth,
I was filled with pride and joy when God gave me a baby boy,
And as I stared down at His handiwork
I knew I was the richest man on earth.

Now I just rely on my Father up above
And three more times the same way, He’s filled my home with love.

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And I became the richest man on earth each time I saw the miracle of birth,
Now when my children come to me, I hope that they can plainly see
I love them all for all that I am worth
And I know I’m the richest man on earth.

 

Sample of  "In His Own Backyard"

 

IN HIS OWN BACKYARD

Written by Bill Benell (Sung by Bill)

In the backyard there’s a boy
Who’s learned to occupy himself
Wish his dad could be there with him
You can’t play catch all by yourself
But he knows his father’s busy
He’s always working hard
Never has the time
To make it to his own backyard

Twenty stories and a corner office
His name is etched on the glass door
Writing contracts in the clouds
But he can’t take it anymore
‘Cause he knows there’s something missing
Life shouldn’t be this hard
Wishes he was still a kid
Playing in his own backyard

He’s looking for a reason
Thinks this world just don’t make sense
Thinks somewhere the grass is greener
But he just can’t get off the fence
Day by day he keeps on searching
Falls to his knees and prays to God
Finds the answer he’s been seeking
Is waiting in his own backyard

Today he left work early
Told the boss he had to leave
For once he’ll make some time
Just for his family
He’s gonna grill some hot dogs
Play some catch and when he’s tired
Might even pitch a tent
And camp out in his own backyard

And now he’s found the reason
Everything just makes more sense
Thinks his grass might be the greenest
Now that he is off the fence
Day by day he keeps on praying
Thanking God for being God
And for showing him the way
Back to his own backyard

Showing him the way
Way back to his own back yard!

 

Sample of  "She Don't Come Easy"

 

SHE DON’T COME EASY

Written by Brian Henningsen (Sung by Brian)

She's my sweet little girl
That we've spent a lifetime raising
A precious little pearl
Strung in a necklace we've been saving

Yeah, her Mom and I have made mistakes
Along the way, from there to here
And they don’t come easy...

I've seen the way you look at her
Like she'd make a real fine plaything
Just another heart for you to break
But let me tell you something, Sir...

Boy, you'll have to get to her through me
Ain't no telling what that might take.
You see her Mom and I have made mistakes 
Along the way, from there to here...

CHORUS:
But she don't come easy
She won't come cheap
She won't come running to fall down at your feet
We've raised her to be a lady
And that's something that she'll keep
She don't come easy

And it might take a little time
But I don't throw my pearls to swine

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Sample of  "Watch Our Love Grow"

 

WATCH OUR LOVE GROW

Written by Charlie Barrett (Sung by Charlie and Pearl Barrett)

You can’t put much weight on one single vine
But you can pull yourself up when two are entwined,
We two became one and True Love grew stronger,
So strong we believed it couldn’t grow any longer.

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But watch our love grow like a body of water
From a fresh springtime rain in the form of our daughter,
Watch our love grow like a good deed we’ve done
That will be passed along with the name of our son,
Watch our love grow.

I’ve seen the mountains, the deserts and seas,
All the latest inventions and cures for diseases,
There’s so many wonders beneath God’s blue skies
But nothing compares to when love multiplies.

CHORUS:

This love that we planted will live on and on,
It’ll grow even after we’re gone

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Sample Of "What It Means To Be A Dad"

 

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A DAD

Written by Bill Benell (Sung by Bill)

I used to watch my heroes on the big screen
I thought that’s what it’s like to be a man
But that’s before I got to know my daddy
After his second tour in Vietnam
Because he always put the needs of his family
Ahead of any interest that he had.

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That’s what it means to be a dad
What it means to be a man
The toughest job I’ve ever had
You just do the best you can
That’s what it means to love someone
More than words can ever say
And I thank the Lord above
All the time, everyway
For what it means to be a dad

It started when she said, “Dear, you’re a daddy.”
That scared me more than she’ll ever know
I just knew that I wasn’t ready
And it’s not my way to not be in control
But when those tiny little fingers wrapped ‘round my thumb
My whole world came together as I came undone

CHORUS:

 

 

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