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1.       It Is What It Is (S. Kupka, J. Tamelier)

(Chorus)
It is what it is-It ain't what it ain't
A blessing or a curse
From a sinner or a saint
It is what it is-It's not what it's not
Even if you can't remember
Everything that you forgot

Verse 1
See what you look like-Look in the mirror
Unless it's fluted glass-The image is very clear
Are you a shooting star with a whole lot of swerve
Or are you fading fast-falling way behind the curve
It is what it is

(Repeat Chorus)

Verse 2
Pour kerosene on a fire,The fire's gonna burn
When you know it all, There's nothin' left to learn
With God on your side, you've got some confidence
Even when the spirit moves you, It don't always make sense
It is what it is

(Repeat Chorus)
(Organ Solo)

Verse 3
No matter how you shape it, No matter how it grows
When the myth becomes a legend, that's how the story goes
No matter how you spin it to reflect your point of view
Even when its carved in stone
Now that don't make it true

(Repeat Chorus and Vamp Out)


2.       I’d Do It All Over Again (S. Kupka, J. Tamelier)

(Chorus)
I'd do it all over again
Do it all over again
'Cause I love you since I don't know when
So I'd do it all over, do it all over again

Verse 1
There's been some ups and downs
And not everything turned out perfect
But baby you know-there's one thing I've found
It works if you only work it

(Repeat Chorus)

Verse 2
You know we made some mistakes
And learned some painful lessons
You know we got what it takes
If we only count our blessings

Verse 2a
It's a beautiful thing
with openly communication
Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring
Sometimes a rededication

(Instrumental Bridge)

Verse 3a
It's a beautiful thing
When you're sharing your life with another
Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring
I'm so glad you're my lover

(Bridge 2)
My life is so blessed just because you're in it
Baby, let's not waste just one more minute
If I got to it just one more time
I'd search the world over and I'd make you mine

(Vamp out on Chorus)


3.       Colin Powell (S. Kupka, W. Ross)

(Chorus)
When will Colin Powell write his tell-all book
Warts and all, Warts-and all
When will Colin Powell let us take a look
Warts and all and that ain't all

Verse 1
Preemptive strike to get them first
May Allah help us in our cave to cave search
Like a big fat fearful bully in a new sandbox
Oil Money really talks

(Chorus 2)
When will Colin Powell write his tell-all book
Warts and all, Warts and all
When will Colin Powell write his tell-all book
Kiss and tell, but what the hell

Verse 2
Force-fed freedom and then rebuild
While our sons and daughters are getting killed
No-bid contracts for the very rich
Energy security's a bitch

(Bridge)
A good soldier got to make his bones
Maybe even in a combat zone
A good soldier got to hold his mud
A good soldier -- A good soldier
Sometimes has to fall on his sword

(Chorus 3)
When will Colin Powell write his tell-all book
When will Colin Powell let us take a look

Verse 3
The disinformation that bamboozled a nation
Legal wiggle room for harsh interrogation
Euphemistic slogans to glorify the war
What are we fighting for?
(Ride Out)


4.       All of the Above (S. Kupka, J. Tamelier)

Verse 1
You are my dream-You're my everything
You're my shining star, that's exactly what you are
When I was unsure and there you were for me

Verse 1a
When I was down, You picked me up
You put me on my feet
You touched my heart, You soothed my soul
With a love so sweet, You made me see my destiny
You turned my life around
You're my friend, my confidante, my lady love
You're all of the above -- All of the above

Verse 2
You are the one who helps me get it done
You are my guiding light, Sparkling in the darkest night
When i'm filled with doubt, You help me sort it out

Verse 2a
When I was down-You cheer me up
You wipe away my tears
When I feel blue-you change my mood
You take away my fears
You made me the man you see, Without you I'd be lost
You're my goddess-diva-and my lady love
You're all of the above

(Instrumental Bridge)

(Repeat Verse 1a)

(Vamp Out)


5.       Business Is Business (S. Kupka, J. Tamelier, H. Lewis)

Verse 1
Glad you could make it, It's good to see you
I'll get right to the point, Honey we're through
I don't have to tell you right from wrong
'Cause Business is Business, and baby I'm gone

Verse 2
We had a deal and you knew it too
But you broke the contract tried but untrue
I'm happy to recommend you to somebody new
But Business is Business, and baby we're through

Verse 2a
Now don't get excited and don't get upset
And don't do anything you'll later regret
'Cause Business is Business and can't you see
It's A-B-C to a businessman like me

Verse 3
Don't bother cryin -- It's way too late
And don't bother tryin' to negotiate
I don't need to hear no flimsy excuse
'Cause business is business
I'm cutting you loose

Verse 3a
Don't think it's easy -- It hurts me too
Believe me baby even more than you
I'm cashing you out, setting you free
It's A-B-C for a businessman like me
Now you're fine but I got to look out for my bottom line

(Tenor Solo)

Verse 4a
Now don't get excited and don't get upset
And don't do anything you'll later regret
I'm cashing you in -- setting you free
It's one-two-three for a businessman like me

(Vamp out)


6.       Plug Into Me (S. Kupka, J. Tamelier)

Verse 1
Uncle Elmo went online
Now he's there all the time
Aunt Minerva surfs the net Once she got her feet wet
Brother Buzz and Sister Sue
They both went and did it too

Verse 1a
If you want to go online
I think that's fine
If that's how its gonna be
But if you find it difficult
To hook it up, Until you find you connection
Plug Into Me-Plug Into Me

Verse 2
Papa John pushed the buttons on
Pushed 'em till he got gone
Mama went to cybershop
Now she finds it hard to stop
Cousin Casey followed suit
Lost his credit, lost his loot

Verse 2a
(Repeat Verse 1a)

(Tenor Solo)

Verse 3a
(Repeat Verse 1a)

Verse 4a
(Repeat Verse 1a)

(Vamp Out On-Plug Into Me)


7.       Must Be Love (S. Kupka, J. Whitney)

Verse 1
Feel so good whenever I'm with you
I know that you love me-Yes, It's true
Feel so good whenever you're with me
It's so evident-So obviously

(Chorus)
Must be love-Must be love
Must be love-This must be love

Verse 2
Feel so good whenever you're near me
It's so very clear-So Plain to see
I feel so good whenever I'm near you
I know that you love me-Yes I do

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge
(Alto Solo)

(Repeat Chorus)

Verse 3
Feel so good whenever I'm with you
I know that you love me-Yes it's true
And I feel so good whenever you're near me
It's so evident-So Positively

(Repeat Chorus and Vamp Out)


8.       Just In Case You Wondered (“Big Dog”) (S. Kupka, M. Finnigan)

Verse 1
I got a love that's OH so sweet
It's gonna knock you off your feet
I'm never gonna miss a beat, Just in case you wondered
I got a love that's OH so rare
It's gonna take you anywhere
I think we make quite a pair, Just in case you wondered

Verse 1a
The big dog needs to be fed
Before he goes to bed
But with that being said, Don't you know that I love you
The Big Dog got his needs
He needs to take the lead
On that I think we're agreed, Just in case you wondered

Verse 2
I got a love that's OH so real
At least that's just the way I feel
It's really time to seal the deal, Just in case you wondered
I got a love that's OH so right
It's gonna get you through the night
Our future's looking very bright, Just in case you wondered

(Tenor Sax Solo)

Verse 3
We got a love that's OH so strong
Baby let's go get gone
I want to take you along, Just in case you wondered
We got a love that's OH so good
Baby, just like knock on wood
Now it's all good in the hood, Just in case you wondered

Verse 3a
(Repeat Verse 1a)

(Vamp Out)


9.       Public Truth and Private Lie  (S. Kupka, C. Thompson)

Verse 1
Public truth and private lie
That's what they do when they got something to hide
Official statement to the press
It's all your fault we must confess
Public truth and Private lie
Is what they do when they think they've got God on their side
With the motion to suppress all the damaging evidence

Verse 1a
So you can trust us
It's all about justice
If you can afford a healthy fee
You'll probably get away clean

Verse 2
Public truth and Private lie
That's what they do when they got money to dry
Like when they got two sets of books
One for facts and one for looks
Public truth and Private lie
That's what they do when they got agenda to provide
Like the tobacco institute says smoke won't hurt you
Thats the truth

(Organ Solo)

Verse 2a
How to handle the scandal
When things reach critical mass
Just take the fifth amendment
And wait for the crises to pass

(Vamp out)


10.     It’s a Done Deal (S. Kupka, J. Tamelier, E. Castillo)

(Chorus 1)
If you want some love and devotion-It's a done deal
And if you want some heartfelt emotion-It's a done deal
If you want my best and nothing less
I'll tell you just the way that I feel
If you want some lovin', some kissin' and some huggin'-It's a done deal

Verse 1
When It comes to me
I hope you see just how deep my feelings go
I'll treat you right both day and night
Anything to let you know I'll do anything for you
To prove that my love is true

(Chorus 2)
If you want some love and devotion-It's a done deal
And if you want some heartfelt emotion-It's a done deal

Verse 2
When it comes to you
I'm gonna do all your little heart requires
I'll buy you things-like diamond rings
All your little heart desires
I'll do everything I can to be your one and only plan

(Repeat Chorus 1)

(Tenor Sax Solo)

Verse 3
It's virtually a guarantee
You'll never find a love like me

(Repeat Chorus 1 and Vamp Out)


11.     A Soulful Kinda Love (S. Kupka, J. Tamelier, J. Otten)

(Chorus 1)
I want a soulful kinda' love-A soulful kinda' love
And this is what she'll be
Smart and sexy, Soft and sweet
Elegant, yet so discreet-Soulful kinda' love

Verse 1
I know the kinda' love that I am looking for
Still I'm not sure it's out there anymore
I need the kinda' love that will warm my heart
From the kind of woman who knows it from start

(Chorus 2)
I want a soulful kinda' love-A soulful kinda' love
Warm and wonderful, wet and wild
Unrestrained, yet undefiled-Soulful kinda' love

Verse 2
So I will try to find a woman I can trust
And gain the kinda' love that's simply more than lust
and listen everybody, this I know is true
A soulful kinda' love is gonna carry you through

(Chorus 3)
I want a soulful kinda' love-A soulful kinda' love
And that girl is caring and kind, foxy and fine
Beautiful body, wonderful mind
Soulful-Soulful kinda' love

(Instrumental Bridge)

(Breakdown Section)

Verse 3
And in this day and age
Soulfulness gets lost
And if you find it, Hold on at any cost

(Vamp Out)


12.     Bumped Up To First Class (S. Kupka, J. Tamelier)

(Chant)
Bump in the name of funk
Bump in the name of funk
Bumpity-Bump at the home of the hump
Bump in the name of funk

(Repeat Chant)

Verse 1
On the road of life you might hit a bump or two
Or you might bump into someone, who can do a lot for you
So don't pay it loose, Don't run out of gas
'Cause you got the juice when you-Bumped Up to First Class

(Chorus)
Bumped up to first class x4

Verse 2
A sad-go-round on that merry-go-round
They try to keep you spinning, they try to keep you down
You control the future
Whatever shakes out from the past
You can make it happen, when you Bumped Up to First Class

(Repeat Chorus x2)

(Tenor Sax Solo)

Verse 3
Stroke of good fortune, A stroke of good luck
What a way to shake it, What a way to make a buck
Here's to our success, So let's raise up a glass
Since all the drinks are free when you Bumped Up to First Class

(Repeat Chorus and Vamp Out)

Stephen "Doc" Kupka and John Whitney, Stephen Kupka Songs (ASCAP); William Ross, Mattman Music (BMI); Jeff Tamelier, Sweet Samantha Songs (ASCAP); Emilio Castillo, Arikat Music (ASCAP); Mike Finnigan, Irish Stew Music (BMI); John Otten, SKL Music (ASCAP); Frank Biner, Binerdam Music (ASCAP); Huey Lewis, Huey Lewis Music (ASCAP); Chester Thompson, Cheson Music (ASCAP)

 

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