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by Cory Goodrich

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Cory Goodrich CD encompasses Motherhood, Self Worth, Love and Loss.

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released July 28, 2015

produced by Malcolm Ruhl

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Track Name: I'm A Woman
I can wash out 44 pairs of socks and have 'em hangin out on the line
I can starch & iron 2 dozens shirts 'fore you can count from 1 to 9
I can scoop up a great big dipper full of lard from the drippins can
Throw it in the skillet, go out & do my shopping, be back before it melts in the pan
'Cause I'm a woman! W-O-M-A-N, I'll say it again

I can rub & scrub this old house til it's shinin like a dime
Feed the baby, grease the car, & powder my face at the same time
Get all dressed up, go out and swing til 4 a.m. and then
Lay down at 5, jump up at 6, and start all over again
'Cause I'm a woman! W-O-M-A-N, I'll say it again

If you come to me sickly you know I'm gonna make you well
If you come to me all hexed up you know I'm gonna break the spell
If you come to me hungry you know I'm gonna fill you full of grits
If it's lovin you're likin, I'll kiss you and give you the shiverin' fits
'Cause I'm a woman! W-O-M-A-N, I'll say it again

I got a twenty-dollar gold piece says there ain't nothing I can't do
I can make a dress out of a feed bag and I can make a man out of you
'Cause I'm a woman! W-O-M-A-N, I'll say it again
'Cause I'm a woman! W-O-M-A-N, and that's all.
Track Name: The Price
Keep a perfect house, make a perfect life,
Be a perfect girl, be a perfect wife.
Hold it in don't let them see you cry.
Whiten up your smile, straighten out your hair,
cover up the scars, so you don't see them there.
With every breath you die inside.
The price you pay for beauty is too high a price to pay,
if piece by piece you give yourself away.

You don't have to do it all, you don't have to hide away,
You don't have to please the world, do what people say.
Only have to change one thing to change the world:
Change the way you see yourself.

Change the way you walk, try and lose some weight
Change the way you talk, try to assimilate
But still you feel that shame inside.
The price you pay to fit in always takes too high a toll
If piece by piece it strips away your soul.

You don't have to do it all, you don't have to hide away,
You don't have to please the world, do what people say.
You don't have to change one thing to change the world
You're already Supergirl.
You don't have to hide your heart, you don't have to hold it in
You don't have to put it out, you don't have to keep your chin up
and pay the price, and I know it's tough
But you are enough.

You don't have to prove yourself. Always be true to yourself.
You are enough just the way you are.
Track Name: Higher Than the Moon
Higher Than the Moon
Around the sun and back again.
More than all the stars in the sky
How much I love you.
In the cold of winter
You bring warmth inside me
And the sadness disappears
In a moment, for a lifetime
You taught me to breathe
Take in the wonder of the moment
Laying in the dark with you
I’m a star in your heavens.
Higher than the moon
Around the sun and back again
More than all the grains of sand. How much I love you.
Track Name: Carolina Girl
Carolina Girl by Malcolm Ruhl

Ten hollow chimes mark the end of the day
Ten years go by, silently they slip away
And a Carolina Girl haunts a sad and lonely man's heart
A heart that can never forget his Carolina Girl
Stars fill the sky as the evening grows cold (He's growing old)
Stars in his eyes lead him everywhere but home
And a Carolina Girl haunts a sad and lonely man's heart
A heart that can never forget his Carolina Girl
Had you never let go, had you stayed through the hard times
She'd be beside you today
But if life is to live, what is life without freedom?
Now you're alive. You're free and alive and alone
And a Carolina Girl haunts a sad and lonely man's heart
A heart that was lost in a bet
To the fast and fickle world that kept you so far apart
from the dreams that have turned to regret.
You let them slip away
If only you had seen from the start that the one you would never forget
Was your Carolina Girl.
Track Name: I've Been Everywhere
I was totin' my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road,
When along came a semi with a high an' canvas-covered load.
"If you're goin' to Winnemucca, Mack, with me you can ride."
And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside.
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand.
And I said, "Listen, I've traveled every road in this here land!"

[Chorus:]
I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.

I've been to:
Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I'm a killer.

[Chorus]

I've been to:
Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,
Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,
Tennessee to Tennesse Chicopee, Spirit Lake,
Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake.

[Chorus]

I've been to:
Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,
Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,
Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,
Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,
Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean-a.

[Chorus]

I've been to:
Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado,
Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado,
Larimore, Atmore, Haverstraw, Chatanika,
Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika,
Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City,
Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity.

[Chorus]

(I've been everywhere)
Track Name: Phoenix Rising
I have wandered through the desert.
I’ve been lost and I’ve been saved
And I wrestled with my demons
On the minefields I have braved.
There’s a battle that we’re waging
And a war that must be won
For the threads of our existence
Are unwinding. Come undone

I’m a phoenix, phoenix rising
From the ashes, from the flame
The awakening will be coming
Will you hear her call your name

I have walked through fields of sorrow
Through the valley of despair
I have felt death’s icy fingers
Try to hold my spirit there
But I have risen from the valley
To the apex of the hill
And my spirit is unbroken
And I’ve gained an iron will

Take me to the river and wash me clean
Heal me from the darkness that I have seen
Raise me from the smoke of the battlefield, Lift me to the heavens to be healed
Track Name: Cold
Stuck in Chicago, and buried in snow

A city of people and I’m so alone

Why do I stay here when I’ve always hated the cold.

The blue sky above me won’t lessen the chill

Even Lake Michigan’s frozen and still

Dangerous cracks in the ice are beginning to show

I feel a chill when I reach out to touch you

When did our house get so cold

Maybe there’s someplace that you’d rather be,

And maybe it’s better than being with me.

Maybe you’re scared that the truth is we’re better apart.

Let’s get in the car and we’ll put it in drive

And look for a place where the heat can survive

I want to melt all the ice that you felt in my heart

Half empty bottles lined up on the shelf

Looking for comfort in somebody else

Searching through embers hoping to find a new spark

How do we thaw all the snow and the frost

Bring back passion that somehow we lost

Can't light a fire just wandering around in the dark.

I feel the drifts getting deeper and deeper.

We skate figure eights 'round the truth.

Maybe there's someplace that you'd rather be

Maybe it's better than being with me.

Maybe you're scared that the truth is we're better apart.

Let's get in the car and we'll put it in drive

and look for a place where the heat can survive.

I want to melt all the ice that you've felt in my heart.

Where do we go when our love has grown cold?
Track Name: Do You Know You're Beautiful
I’ve walked a mile in your heels
I know the way you’re hurting
I know exactly how it feels, like it’s impossible.
But I think you’re stronger than you know
I’ve seen you be so brave
I wonder how far you could go if you believed in all
The good you have inside?

And do you know you’re beautiful
And do you know you’re fabulous
And do you know it all begins when you believe you are.
And do you love the life you live?
And do you give all you can give?
Know you’re beautiful…just the way you are.

If I could face that uphill climb
If I could start all over
I wouldn’t waste my precious time thinking I’m not enough.
If I could change the way I lived
If I could speak the truth I feel
I wouldn’t waste my words on
Anything but happiness at who I dared to be.

Cuz now I know I’m beautiful
And now I know I’m fabulous
And now I know it all begins when you believe you are.
And now I love the life I live?
And now I give all you I give?
Know you’re beautiful…just the way you are.
If you could see you like I do, you'd know you're beautiful.
Track Name: It Ain't the Meat, It's the Motion
It ain't the meat it's the motion
That makes your mama wanna rock
It ain't the meat it's the motion
It's the movement it isn't the stock

Well, I got a man that's so darn thin
There ain't much of him but bones and skin
One thing about him I can understand
She wraps all around me like a rubber band, baby

It ain't the meat it's the motion
That makes your daddy wanna rock
It ain't the meat it's the motion
It's the movement it isn't the stock

Well, I know a man who's built real fat
Most girls don't like to see 'em like that
But I like to see 'em big and tall
The bigger they come the harder they fall

It ain't the meat it's the motion
That makes your mama wanna rock
It ain't the meat it's the motion
It's the movement it isn't the stock

Well, I knew a boy living down the street
He's kinda young but awful sweet
When he starts a rocking me, I don't wanna stop
It makes this mama want to blow her top oh...

It ain't the meat it's the motion
It ain't the meat, uhm uhm uhm
It ain't the meat, I say the action
That makes your daddy wanna rock
Track Name: Thanksgiving
Family comes from miles around and they’re
Flying in from out of town, haven’t
Been together, oh, since God knows when.
Mama’s baking pumpkin pie and she
Looks so happy she could cry
Just to have her babies in the nest again.
And I wonder why
It’s not like this all the time.

What if we gave thanks to the ones who brought us here
For the ones that we hold dear,
For the lives that we are living.
What if we hold hands and say grace around the table
Love each other while we’re able
Live each day like a day
Of Thanksgiving.

Have we lost humility in an age of no civility
Everybody has to shout to prove they’re right
All the hateful words they use just to
Try and change your point of view
No one wins the war, but we all pay the price.
And I wonder why
We’re like this all the time.
What if we gave thanks to the ones who brought us here
For the ones that we hold dear,
For the lives that we are living.
What if we hold hands and say grace around the table
Love each other while we’re able
Live each day like a day
Of Thanksgiving.

If we could reach across the table
We’d see our hands are all the same
Brothers and Sisters in His name.

What if we gave thanks to the ones who brought us here
For the ones that we hold dear,
For the lives that we are living.
What if we hold hands and say grace around the table
Love each other while we’re able
Live each day like a day
Of Thanksgiving.

(Thank you for another chance to be
In the comfort of my loving family
Thank you to the ones who made it here, and we’re
Glad we made it through another year.
We should learn to love the world the way that we
Love each other on Thanksgiving Day)
Track Name: Evening Sky
I’m lovesick and weary, and it’s lonely out here on the road
Another show’s opened, and it’s taken a piece of my soul
I’m driving for miles and the pictures replay in my mind
Even the distance won’t let me leave you behind

And I look for you in the evening sky
When the stars come out and the angels cry
Time Stood Still when you said goodbye
And I’m broken. I’m broken.

I sift through the wreckage. Desperately seeking a sign
Some kind of message things will be clearer in time,
Treasure the moments and I learn how to say what I feel
But how to stay open when you’re covered in wounds that won’t heal

And I look for you in the evening sky
When the stars come out and the angels cry
And I lost my chance to say goodbye
And I’m broken. I’m broken.


I’m bound by Invisible chains
Though I secretly try to hold on
But once I let go of the pain
There is nothing left and you’ll be gone

And I’ll look for you in the evening sky
When the stars come out and the angels cry
When the blood moon sets will the phoenix rise
And I’m broken. I’m broken
Track Name: Wherever There Are Children
Faith has never been my strongest friend
And many times I wonder who’ll walk with me at the end.
When I need reminding of where He may be hiding
Wherever there are children there is God.
To see them pull a blossom from a tree
And carefully keep it from the wind to bring a gift to me
Their simple smiles and laughter mean happily ever after.
Wherever there are children there is God.
I lose my way and I look for doors to hide me
When mighty storms and winds begin to rage
I lose my way and he sends a child to find me
The innocent have wisdom past their age
I know it’s not in fashion to believe
The cynical and faithless world has given rise to grief.
But wherever there is music, wherever there is laughter
Wherever there are children there is God.