Rick Fines & Suzie Vinnick – Nothing Halfway

(2006, Self)

1. we got a love like that
2. the lucky one
3. love is our cross to bear
4. nothing halfway
5. callin out your name
6. fool in love
7. love in a bottle
8. how’d you know i missed you?
9. souvenirs
10. he’ll never know
11. slow down mama
12. don’t let your dreams drift away


we got a love like that

Written by: Rick Fines/Suzie Vinnick

When the days get short and the nights get long
And the autumn leaves have come and gone
She shines for me just like the sun
We got a love like that

If you’ve felt the sun in your face and the wind at your back
Like the kid puttin’ pennies on the railroad track
You can’t think of one thing you lack
We got a love like that

We got a love like that, whoa
We got a love like that
We got a love like that
We got a love like that

If I’m a long way from home with a long way to go
A million yellow lines on an endless road
We got a good thing, and it’s such a good thing to know
We got a love like that

We got a love like that, whoa
We got a love like that
We got a love like that
We got a love like that

If I’m a long way from home with a long way to go
A million yellow lines on an endless road
We got a good thing, and it’s such a good thing to know
We got a love like that

Might not have everything, but we got everything we need
In this lonely old world we’re lucky indeed
There are no truer words than true love sets you free
And we got a love like that

We got a love like that, whoa
We got a love like that
We got a love like that
We got a love like that

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the lucky one

Written by: Suzie Vinnick/Chris Whiteley

Ooh baby, I’m the lucky one
You keep me warm when the nights grow cold
Ooh baby, I’m the lucky one
The love you bring is so much greater than gold

When troubles in the world start getting me down
it never seems so bad when you come around
The cold winds may blow, the rain it may fall
I never mind, just as long as you call

Ooh baby, I’m the lucky one
You keep me warm when the nights grow cold
Ooh baby, I’m the lucky one
The love you bring is so much greater than gold

When a big black cat crosses my path
you can make him start to purr, like an ol’ pussy cat
I’d walk under a ladder without any fear
there is no bad luck, just as long as you’re near

Ooh baby, I’m the lucky one
You keep me warm when the nights grow cold
Ooh baby, I’m the lucky one
The love you bring is so much greater than gold

1 for tomorrow, 2 for joy
3’s a lucky girl, and 4’s a lucky boy
5 is for silver, 6 is for gold
7 is for all the treasures untold

You’re my lucky penny, my apple a day
my 7 come 11 every time that I play
Like a dream come true, I can never forget
my ship came in on the day that we met

Ooh baby, I’m the lucky one
You make me laugh when the world’s closing in
Ooh baby, I’m the lucky one
When we’re together then the good times begin
Ooh baby, I’m the lucky one
You keep me warm when the nights grow cold
Ooh baby, I’m the lucky one
The love you bring is so much greater than gold

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love is our cross to bear

Written by: John Gorka

I didn’t know where to look for you last night
I didn’t know where to find you
I didn’t know how I could touch that light
That’s always gathering behind you

I didn’t know that I would find a way
To find you in the morning
But love can pull you out of yesterday
As it takes me without warning

I want to be a long time friend to you
I want to be a long time known
Not one of your memory’s used-to-be’s
A summer’s fading song

It’s from me, it’s to you, for your eyes
It’s a weight, a wonder that is wise
I am here, you are there
Love is our cross to bear

I know I’ll think of us upon that hill
With the golden moon arising
And the stars will fall around us still
While the love is realizing

And so it is until we meet again
And I throw my arms around you
You can count the grey hairs in my head
I’ll still be thankful that I found you

It’s from me, it’s to you, for your eyes
It’s a weight, a wonder that is wise
I am here, you are there
Love is our cross to bear

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nothing halfway

Written by: Rick Fines/Suzie Vinnick

I stayed up half of the night feelin’ so alone
I’ve got half a mind to just head straight home
To get you back in my arms before I come unglued
There’s nothing halfway about my love for you

I’m halfway between lost and having it made
I’m halfway from the cradle to the grave
With you I’m happy, without you I’m blue
There’s nothing halfway about my love for you

There’s nothing halfway about the way I feel
When it comes to you, you know my love is real
You got my heart, you know you do
There’s nothing halfway about my love for you

You’re my better half, and you’ll always be
My destination, my destiny
I’ll go the distance and you know its true
There’s nothing halfway about my love for you

There’s nothing halfway about the way I feel
When it comes to you, you know my love is real
You got my heart, you know you do
There’s nothing halfway about my love for you

I’m halfway home, I’ve been away too long
I’ve been halfway around the world since I’ve been gone
I must be halfway crazy to do the things I do
There’s nothing halfway about my love for you

There’s nothing halfway about the way I feel
When it comes to you, you know my love is real
You got my heart, you know you do
There’s nothing halfway about my love for you

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callin out your name

Written by: Rick Fines

Nobody comes to visit, nobody comes at all
Nobody comes to save your soul if you’re not putting out the call

I often wondered why, often thought it was a shame
There was no you and I when I felt like calling out your name

So I’m callin’ out your name, I’m putting out the call
Prayin’ I’m not settin’ myself up for the fall
I bought my ticket, I’m runnin’ for the train
I’m callin’ out your name

I’m callin’ out your name I’m awaiting the reply
If you don’t feel the same there’ll be no one left to blame when at least I tried

I’ve grown to know you day by day I’ve come to see what you’re made of
I live to see your smiling face I know I’m lookin’ at love

So I’m callin’ out your name, I’m putting out the call
Prayin’ I’m not settin’ myself up for the fall
I bought my ticket, I’m runnin’ for the train
I’m callin’ out your name

Hear me callin’, I’m callin’ out your name
Hear me callin’, I’m callin’ out your name

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fool in love

Written by: Rick Fines

I talk to myself all night and day, I’m really not making any sense
I can’t think to think what I’m thinking of
Seems to me I’m just your fool in love
I’m shaking baby and I’m howling at the moon
I feel a little nervous, but I can’t get enough
I’m glad to be just your fool in love

I pass all my time, passing my time
I can’t get a single thing done
I can’t think to think what I’m thinking of
Seems to me I’m just your fool in love
I’m shaking baby and I’m howling at the moon
I feel a little nervous, I feel a little rough
I’m glad to be just your fool in love

I went to this party I was talking all off my head
I can’t think of half what I said
Don’t take much these days to make a fool of
Me while I’m already a fool in love
Shaking baby, I’m howling at the moon
I feel a little nervous but I can’t get enough
I’m glad to be just your fool in love

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love in a bottle

Written by: Rick Fines/Suzie Vinnick

I know, I know
It’s time to let you go
I’m so tired of being anchorless at sea

I’ve tried, I’ve tried
Drifting with the tide
When I’m there for you, and you’re not there for me

Took my love, put it in a bottle
Threw it to the sea, threw it to the sea

It takes time, takes time
To steer this heart of mine
To fill these sails and turn the ship around

I will, I will
See these waters still
With my love in a bottle, and my feet firm on the ground

Took my love, put it in a bottle
Threw it to the sea, threw it to the sea

I was so hopeful when it started
A love so vast, still uncharted
Set adrift, like you and me

Took my love, put it in a bottle
Threw it to the sea, threw it to the sea

I know, I know
And I have let you go…

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how’d you know i missed you?

Written by: Rick Fines/Suzie Vinnick

How’d you know I missed you my love, my darlin’
At this particular time
How’d you know I missed you baby
Did you read my mind?

Did you hear a sigh in the evening breeze?
Or is it chance, that’s all?
How’d you know I missed you baby
What made you think to call

Alone I lay awake and thought of your sweet face
Thought of the joy that you bring to me
I stared at the phone and daydreamed
Wondering, will you ring me?

As I lay there my heart felt so happy
I pictured you in your home
I so hoped that you’d be there
When I reached out and dialled the phone

How’d you know I missed you/I was thinking of you
At this particular time/I’m so happy you’re mine
Did you hear a sigh/I thought I heard a sigh
How’d you know I missed you?

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souvenirs

Written by: Colleen Peterson

All I have left are a few souvenirs
From all the years that we shared together
And there they’ll sit all alone just like old lonely me
Another one of your old souvenirs

Since you’ve been gone I’ve had a few
Other lovers around me but no one quite like you
Most times I’ll sit all alone just like old lonesome me
Another one of your old souvenirs

Souvenirs they stay with you forever
And they’ll see you through the good times and the bad
And all the problems that we had, all the hurtings gone but more
Still I’ll stay here waiting to you come back through my door

All I have left are a few souvenirs
From all the years that we shared together
And there they’ll sit all alone, just like old lonely me
Another one of your old souvenirs
Just like some other one of your old souvenirs

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he’ll never know

Written by: Rick Fines

I love somebody, he’ll never know, he’ll never know
I want somebody, and I can’t let it show
I thought it might fade, but it only grows
I love somebody, he’ll never know

He’ll never know, cause I’ll never tell him, I’ll never tell
He’ll never know, and it’s just as well
For he holds a love that he won’t let go
I’ll love somebody, and he’ll never know

We talk of life, he talks of love, talks of his love
Tells me his feelings, what he’s dreaming of
He talks of money, when times are slow
While I love somebody, he’ll never know

I’ve known him forever, that’s such a short time, but what a time
I know his smile, and I’ve known him to cry
I love somebody, he comes and goes
I love somebody, he’ll never know
I love somebody, he’ll never know

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slow down mama

Written by: Suzie Vinnick/Rick Fines

Slow down mama, catch your breath and ease your hurried mind
Slow down mama, catch your breath and ease your hurried mind
Got a race track mind speeding all of the time
Take your foot off the gas, pull over to the side

Get outta the car, go on walking through the trees
The country air makes it easy to breathe

Slow down mama, catch your breath and ease your hurried mind
Slow down mama, catch your breath and ease your hurried mind
Got a race track mind speeding all of the time
Take your foot off the gas, pull over to the side

Sun’s putting on a show, just for you
Dancing on the water, let it wash away your blues

Slow down mama, catch your breath and ease your hurried mind
Slow down mama, catch your breath and ease your hurried mind
Got a race track mind speeding all of the time
Take your foot off the gas, pull over to the side

Remember as a child, it was so easy to feel free
It’s a sweet, sweet world, if you let it be

Slow down mama, catch your breath and ease your hurried mind
Slow down mama, catch your breath and ease your hurried mind
Got a race track mind speeding all of the time
Take your foot off the gas, pull over to the side
Take your foot off the gas, pull over to the side

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don’t let your dreams drift away

Written by: Rick Fines

Life can get you down, if you let it
don’t you let your dreams drift away
Keep your eye on the prize you’re more likely to get it
listen what I say
Oh what’s the use in living if you don’t have any fun
You better do some living before your living’s done
Life can get you down, if you let it
don’t you let your dreams drift away

Life can get you down, if you let it
don’t you let your dreams drift away
You be good to yourself, don’t forget it, you’ll stay happy that way
Oh when your heart is broken they’ll be plenty of sad days
But keep your heart open and love will find your way
Life can get you down, if you let it
don’t you let your dreams drift away

Life can get you down, if you let it
don’t you let your dreams drift away
When you’re knee deep in debt at least you got the credit
You’ll find a way to pay
There are people in this world who will try to pull you down
But plenty more to lift you up if you just look around
Life can get you down, if you let it
don’t you let your dreams drift away

Life can get you down, if you let it
don’t you let your dreams drift away
These are words to live by, you can bet it will help you out someday
Being bored is for the boring, don’t you sit around and whine
There’s more that one can do then one can do in one’s time
Life can get you down, if you let it
don’t you let your dreams drift away

Don’t you let your dreams drift away

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