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Love At First Sight by J.L Herrmann

Love at First Sight - September 2005

Would you believe in a love at first sight?
The kind of thing that happens maybe once in a life
Do you believe in a love at first sight?
Knocks you off your feet and really opens your eyes
Nothing can compare to that magical night
When you find your love at first sight.

You walked into the room, I noticed right away
I saw you look around, and I hoped you would stay
Your friend and you took, a seat cross the room
Our eyes finally met and my heart went boom
Exchanging smiles and glances then I gave you a wink

4:38 minutes (8.46 MB)

Be With You by J.L Herrmann

Be With You January 2009

I just want to be with you tonight
I would love to dance with you all night
My eyes see only you tonight
I just want to be with you tonight
Yeah, yeah, whoa, whoa
Yeah, yeah, whoa, whoa

I'm always thinking of you can't extract you from my mind
Pretty to look at, better to hold, a vision oh so fine
I ain't got no hurries now, I'm gonna take my time
But know this you can write it down, you're going to be mine


Dreams of you are constantly running through my head
The prowling wolf you know, is always looking to be fed

3:31 minutes (6.65 MB)

Tommy by J.L Herrmann

Tommy - May 24, 1990

No known words can begin to describe
The way I felt when I looked in his eyes
A beautiful babe a pure innocence born
In the breaking day of a springtime morn

A beautiful Mommy has a beautiful Tommy
On a beautiful day in the month of May
And I don't think you'll find a prouder man than I
With more love for his wife and new son

The greatest change in my entire life
The greatest change since I married my wife
Now there's more than just me and my spouse
Another soul's living in our house



All this new responsibility

4:44 minutes (8.75 MB)

Kiwi Blues by J.L Herrmann

Kiwi Blues Jim Herrmann - July 2006

You know my baby's got those mean old kiwi blues
That Chinese gooseberry is a different kind of food
Down under in New Zealand they call it zespri
Woah! my baby loves to eat that hairy peach
You know my baby loves that fantabulous fruit
Got those kiwi blues don't know what to do

Most fruit when it's brown too late it's gone bad
And when it's green it's usually too early to be had
But kiwi is both brown and green at the very same time
Brown outside, green inside means that kiwi's ripe

3:12 minutes (5.68 MB)

Big Fish by J.L Herrmann

Big Fish June/July 2011 - Jim Herrmann & Anne Lamoy
Started out this life working in the fields
Driving a mule team behind a mop board plow
Dreaming ‘bout them bright lights in big cities far away
Wondering 'bout a bigger life somehow
I Left home to see the world out there beyond
Didn’t take to long, to see where I belonged

I'll be a big fish in my little pond
I’m gonna stay here right where I belong
I'll follow my heart, it'll never steer me wrong
I’ll be a big fish in my little pond

5:04 minutes (9.04 MB)

Leave The Lights On by J.L Herrmann

Leave The Lights On Jim Herrmann - May 2008

Leave The Lights On for me
Leave The Lights On
Leave The Lights On honey
Leave The Lights On

I'm driving down that road
Slicing through the night
I'm trying to find my way to you
Thank goodness for the light


I'm coming to your home
To fill your hearts desire
Trying to find my way to you
And make everything alright



I'll creep into your room
I'll hold you oh so tight
I'm trying to find my way to you
We'll be as one tonight




4:07 minutes (7.36 MB)

Fall by J.L Herrmann

Fall November 2009 - Jim Herrmann

Fall descends
Winter's just around the bend
So much on my mind
Feel I'm falling behind

Leaves fall down
In streams of yellow and brown
From my eyes fall the tears
Of a lust for bygone years

Love turns like the autumn leaves
To a winter of discontent
The impulse is to up and leave
All full of bad intent
The river of time keeps flowing
Snow melts and winter ends
True love keeps on going
Spring brings new life again

You can't see
What you've been doing to me
Your love has fallen away

4:38 minutes (7.77 MB)

Are We Ever Gonna Love Again? by J.L Herrmann

Are We Ever Gonna Love Again Jim Herrmann – January 2006

Are we ever gonna love again?
Can we find the passion we once had?
Will we ever love again
Or has all that we once were gone that bad?
I can't take much more
Please tell me that you care
And the love that we shared is worth fighting for.

When we first started out our passion left no doubt
We both seemed to know we couldn't let each other go
but time passes like it always does and we drifted apart
I'm sittin here wonderin if and how
we ever got this far



3:36 minutes (6.47 MB)

Take My Breath Away by J.L Herrmann

I remember when you used to take my breath away
Now you simply suck the life from me
I remember when we would always go out and play
Now we simply fight and disagree

We used to walk around together always hand in hand
We used to cuddle up together make love in the sand
Now those days of yore seem like a fairy land
How it ever got this way I can't quite understand


Remember when we started out, we couldn't get enough
The world seemed full of carnal lust and other magic stuff
Somewhere along the way it started getting rough

2:49 minutes (4.92 MB)

Showers In My Soul by J.L Herrmann

Showers in my Soul April 2008 - Jim Herrmann

Now it may be those April showers
Will bring about those May flowers
More sunshine and longer days
Mean more time for us to play
And leafy trees and greener grass
May portend good things to pass
We've got to find a way to make it last

May a new spring, and the hope that it brings
Mean it's time to go, for the Showers in My Soul

Rain rain go away, won't you come back some other day
Rain rain go fly a kite, don't ruin my day come back tonight

5:55 minutes (10.65 MB)

Dream Girl by J.L Herrmann

Dream Girl February 2009 - Jim Herrmann

You're my Dream Girl
I dream of you each night
In my dream world
I'm holding you so tight
I hope someday I just might
Find my real world Dream Girl

You laugh, at all the silly things I say
You love, all the music that I play
I know at the end of the day
You'll be mine come what may


Your features, are oh so very fine
And I know, there's depth to your mind
When it's time to cross the line
You'll be right by my side

I wake up, in the night

5:03 minutes (9.09 MB)

How Can I Miss You? by J.L Herrmann

How Can I Miss You Jim Herrmann - September 2007

I never thought I feel this way
I never thought I'd have the nerve to say
I never thought I'd find a way
I never though I'd see the day
I never thought I'd have to play
I never thought I'd see you walk away
I never thought I'd rue the day
I never thought I'd beg you to stay hey

Darling you know I love you each and every day
But how can I miss you, how can I miss you
How can I miss you, if you won't go away

I thought that I would treat you right
I thought that you would be polite

4:24 minutes (7.86 MB)

You Dont Own Me by J.L Herrmann

You Don't Own Me Jim Herrmann - September 2007

You can't tell me what to do
I don't think that I belong to you
I'm not sure what path I'll take
But staying here would be a big mistake

You don't own me you can't control me
I'll find a way to walk away
You don't own me you can't control me
I'll walk away someday

You tell me just to cut my hair
Now I don't think that's really fair
When I try to expand my mind
You tell me that it's not my time


You put me out on an open road
Then said just do as you're told

4:03 minutes (7.11 MB)

Breakthrough by J.L Herrmann

Breakthrough June 14 2009 - Jim Herrmann

I'm looking for a breakthrough
I'm looking for a light
Looking for new possibilities
for being in my life
I want to clear the rackets
running in my head
I want to find out the untruth
in everything I've said

I want to be free
to live a great life
Get right with my Mother and Father
Brother, Sister, Wife
I want to be free
to live without fear
Not worry 'bout the future or past
be present now and here

My life has got some problems
that I'm not gonna fix

3:18 minutes (5.66 MB)

Choose Your battles by J.L Herrmann

Choose Your Battles May 2009 - Jim Herrmann

Choose Your Battles
Choose Your Battles
Yeah yeah

Living with family year after year
Often times is hard and sometimes leads to tears
Should toothpaste or TP get in the way
Keep it in perspective you'll laugh about it some day

Choose Your Battles
What's it worth for you to win
Choose Your Battles
Careful what you begin
Choose Your Battles
Don't waste time on cheap returns
Choose Your Battles
Always know what bridge you burn
Choose Your Battles

5:00 minutes (8.83 MB)

Be Strong Live Long by J.L Herrmann

Be Strong Live Long August 2011 - Jim Herrmann & Linda Erday

Some might grieve, for what it took away
I’m in a battle, many would say
The colon I lost and the toll it took
But I'm not one who goes by some old book

Be Strong, live long
It's just a condition I'm managing
Be strong, live long
A body is constantly changing
Be strong, live long
And don't let disease rule your life.


I want you to see the lessons I’ve learned
The path I walk, the pages I’ve turned
The loss does not out weigh the gain

3:54 minutes (7.13 MB)

Find a new Way to B by J.L Herrmann

Find a New Way To B September 2009 - Jim Herrmann

Change your longitude, change your latitude
won't change nothin' 'til you change your attitude
Move to the trees or move to the sea
won't move your life until you Find a New Way To Be
Find a New Way To Be

You've got troubles as you live in the bubble
of a life you stumbled into
You trip and you tumble, flip and you fumble
through that routine you always do
You want out now but you don't know how
You wanna get away from the game that you play


4:09 minutes (7.64 MB)

Grab What You Can by J.L Herrmann

Grab What You Can Blues March 2009 - Jim Herrmann

If you're slidin down a mountain
fallin out of control
If you're fallin down a mountain
slidin out of control
Grab what you can
save your doggone soul

If you're broke and you're busted
and your job has let you go
If you're broke and you're busted
and your job has let you go
Grab what you can
and let all the rest go

Bridge (with stops)
Grab it on the road
or grab it in your home
Grab it in the morn
or when the sun is sinking low
You got to Grab What You Can

3:18 minutes (5.65 MB)

Winfield Marks The Years Of My Time by J L Herrmann

Winner at Walnut Valley Festival 2012 in the Winfield Song category

Lyrics for Winfield Marks the Years of My Time

I'm rolling into town across the Walnut bridge
I smell the camp fires burning there's a smile upon my lips
I pull up with to the ticket booth greeted by a friendly smile
We both know good and well that I'm staying for awhile
Land rush calls us to our spots we're staying I believe
Pretending we could stay right here and never have to leave

Winfield marks the years of my time
The years flow slowly past on down the line
Like the Walnut River flowing

4:30 minutes (6.35 MB)