A Simple Man 

Chorus.

I am a Simple Man and I have a simple plan.

We got to love one another like we love ourselves

Verse 1

When the Children are playing in the playground

They see no color no, they see no enemies

They see no handicap, they see no prejudice

Unlike their mothers and fathers who have their Tainted opinions

They teach them hostility

They preach animosity

That one race is superior to another

They teach them sexism

Teach them racism

That one group is superior to another

Chorus.

Verse 2

When the fishermen fight on the same boat

It is the fish that win as they swim on by

When the husband-and-wife yell at it other

It is the kids who feel it the most

They see two parents behaving like fools

Destroying their sense of security

We say we are grown ups

And are sophisticated

But we have nothing on our children

We say we are grownups, 

Mostly educated

But we have nothing on our children

 

Fair Weather family

Michael Lutz-paap @2024

Verse 1

Pixels on a screen, milk and frosted flakes

Roller coasters in a garden full of rakes

Like a video game, rise and play again

Cotton ball promises flying in the wind

Chorus

Fairweather family

Where water is thicker than blood

Fair weather family

Like leaves drifting in a flood

 

Verse 2

Dinner followed by sweet and sour laughter

What are these family ghosts really after?

Black magic wrapped in sweet sweet chocolate

Juju doctors, flying on broomsticks

 

Chorus

Fairweather family

Deception from those who care

Fair weather family

Scars deeper than the heart can bear

Alright look, it’s pretty easy to imagine this
Picture every single cousin you can fathom
Get to admin ‘em, bout a dozen of ‘em packing in
Add a couple friends who say they got your back and it’s
A family now, but that aint even half of it
Now imagine if they hated on your rapping
Never seen a mic check, but checking on you cashing in
Claiming now, they always were so passionate
But the fact of it is they were never down for it
In the dark days covered by the cloud storming
Just you, the only one around for it
Umbrella not in sight with it down pouring
Now the sun is coming up and you have found glory
Everyone you ever met, in the crowd for it
Coming for a pound of flesh and they proud of it
Looking down knowing they won’t get an ounce of it

All This Nonsense. 

Copyright. Michael Lutz-paap 2022

Chorus 

All this Nonsense 

All this craziness-- Craziness 

All this Madness 

Will never end until 

We learn from history 

And end our misery 

For a better world— One Love, One heart, One Law for all of us 

All this nonsense 

All this craziness 

All this madness 

Will never end until 

We learn from history 

And stand in unity 

For a better world— One Love, One heart, One Law for all of us 

Verse 1- The human race is reeling 

New diseases are killing 

Our leaders are misleading 

Some are creating division 

Put these things together 

Who’s to blame for this Nonsense? 

Verse 2- Me 

How can we trust our politicians? 

Long noses in disguise 

The left and right institutions 

Never want to compromise 

Are they to blame 

Or are we the cause of this nonsense  

Verse 3-Me 

Some Whites say Blacks are monkeys 

Some Blacks say Whites are pigs 

Who made the Blacks and Whites? 

Who made the Monkeys and Pigs? 

Is he to blame 

 Or are we the cause of this nonsense 

Chorus 

Middle/Bridge  

So why don’t we try and sing in unison 

Feels so much better than hostility 

Let’s bring all our happy notes down to this bridge  

And mix them together 

No matter what the weather 

Let’s dance and sing in Harmony    

And mix them together 

In any kind of weather 

Let’s dance and sing in Harmony …DRMFSLTD 

Chorus to end

Time Keeps on Changing 

c. Michael Lutz-paap. (2006, 2022) 

The wheels of fortune turn round and round 

They keep spinning till hope if found 

Some find it by morning some find it by night 

A stab in the dark out of sight 

I keep on searching but I can’t find – Harmonize to “Keep on walking, but I get nowhere” 

Keep on looking as if I am blind 

Keep on listening but I can’t hear 

Keep on walking but I get nowhere 

Wisdom and humility 

Them a sacrifice with iniquity 

Poverty is the brother to disgrace 

So hard, only love can replace 

(Harmony) 

I keep on searching but I can’t find    Harmonize all the way down to” find your one and only” 

Keep on looking as if I am blind 

Keep on listening but I can’t hear 

Keep on walking but I get nowhere 

Time a keeps on changing 

Time a rearranging 

 When your luck say never never 

Gonna be  better better 

Time a keeps on changing 

Time a rearranging 

 When you are sad and lonely lonely 

Find your one and only only

Wild and Beautiful  

Copyright .Michael Lutz-paap 2022 

Chorus 

Wild and beautiful, Holiday woman 

Why you thrill me so 

Wild and beautiful, every woman 

Why you kill me so. 

Verse 1 

I went to the Island of Jamaica for a holiday, Oh Yeah   (backing Harmony) 

Leaving behind me all the hustle and rush of a working day, oh yeah   (Backing Harmony) 

Sound of music playing 

Bodies gently swaying 

Muscle men displaying 

Right on the beach 

It was hypnotizing, mesmerizing, enticing 

But it was all a dream 

Chorus 

I took a break from the rat race for a holiday oh yeah (backing harmonies) 

Leaving behind me all the puzzle and stress of a dreadful day oh yeah (Backing harmonies) 

A shot of straight tequila 

Moving like Shakira 

Boys drink rum and cola 

Hello everyone –HOLA!!!!! 

Hypnotizing, mesmerizing, enticing 

But it was all a dream 

A shot of straight tequila 

Moving like Shakira 

Boys drink rum and cola 

Hello everyone –HOLA!!!!!

 

 

 You Sent Me an Angel.

Copyright Michael Lutz-paap 2022

Been praying hard to the Lord
To help me out of my dire circumstance
Hungry for a bite
A widow's mite
A little rock weeping up in the mountains
Dying for water flowing from its fountains
Hiding from the elements
No embellishments
All I need, is a little spark
A kick in the pants to spur me on
I will rise up with your helping hand
I promise sincerely
To be the best version of me, 
That I can be 
Chorus                                              
You sent me an Angel, 
In the middle of a halo  
To show me that I am able                       
You sent me an angel
Divine and graceful
To show me that I am able                       
To be the best version of me
That I can be.
Verse 2
Everybody needs some help sometimes
In the darkness, a little flame will do
Don’t need a magic wand
Just a helping hand
God will help those that help themselves
As long as he knows that you’ve been trying
He can feel the tears you’ve been crying
All I need, is a little spark
A kick in the pants, to spur me on
I will rise up, with your helping hand
I promise sincerely
To be the best version of me, 
That I can be 
Chorus 
I will be your guiding light
So you can see very far
You can be who you really are
I am your shining light
I am burning bright for you
 

I Count My Blessings.

Copyright. Michael Lutz-paap 2010

Sometimes I wake and look around me yeah 

I see on TV bad news everywhere 

Some have too much 

More than they will ever need 

And the rest of humanity have just the bare necessities 

But the sun rises and flowers will bloom 

My spirit soars like a kite in the sky 

My hopes are raised lifting me higher; higher and higher 

 And I make a list of God’s blessings 

I have health, and I have freedom 

I have things that I take for granted 

But the blind man can’t hear the color of the sea 

I have enough and I have free will 

I can roam the wilderness as I please 

But the deaf man can’t see the songs of the wind 

I have hopes and I have dreams 

That no one can ever take away 

There are those who cannot afford to dream at all 

I have little but I have a lot more 

 compared to some outside my door 

But the crippled man can’t run from the lion 

Guitar solo 

But the sun rises and flowers will bloom 

My spirit soars like a kite in the sky 

My hopes are raised lifting me higher; higher and higher 

 And I make a list of God’s blessings 

I have health, and I have freedom 

I have things that I take for granted 

But the blind man can’t hear the color of the sea 

I have enough and I have free will 

I can roam the wilderness as I please 

But the deaf man cannot see the songs of the wind 

I have hopes and I have dreams 

That no one can ever ever take away 

But there are those who cannot afford to dream at all 

I have little but I have a lot more 

 compared to some outside my door 

But the crippled man can’t run from the lion 

I can’t complain, I can’t complain 

There are people who are worse off than me 

I can’t complain, I count my blessings 

I can’t complain, I count my blessings 

Chorus to end.

Miracles. 

Copyright Michael Lutz-paap 2021

 Verse 1 

Sitting down waiting for money 

But money don’t come too easily nowadays 

Golden clouds will rain a bounty 

Silver trees leaves will grow plenty—Fantasy 

Sitting down waiting for miracles 

You have to struggle 

You have to fight to survive 

In this crazy world today 

Losers run away from the fray 

You do not go day dreaming 

You are riding a winner 

A  horse called Lucky 

You need something steady 

And to eat, man must work 

To work, man must eat 

Search for your lost motivation 

And everything you do 

There must be a reason so… 

Don’t wait for miracles. X4 

Middle Solos 

Verse 2 

Hungry days, Twisted faces 

Lonely nights no friends- a life in pieces   life in pieces 

The higher you are, the easier it is 

The lower you are my friend, close to the grave 

Sitting down waiting for miracles 

You have to struggle, 

Shake the dirt off your skin 

And eat with the kings 

And flirt with the queens 

You can’t be lazy 

life will be hazy 

If you watch from the skies so high 

Where no one hear your cry 

And to eat, man must work 

To work, man must eat 

To eat and work leave your fantasy behind 

And everything you do 

There must be a reason so… 

Don’t wait for miracles 

Show me the Reason.

Copyright Michael Lutz-paap 2010

Chorus. 

Show me the reason why I am here 

Show me the reason why I am here oh lord 

Show me the reason why I am here 

Show me the reason why I am here oh Lord 

I am only human and I make mistakes 

I am only human, I am so confused 

I am only human, I don’t know where I am going / 2. I am so exhausted 

I am only human and the burden on my Shoulders is too heavy for me 

Verse 1. 

Like the prodigal son who said to his father 

Give me my share so I may go 

To the land of the children of darkness 

Who sleep all day and play all night 

After years of women, booze and wild living 

I  wasted away all that I had been given 

But I remember once that you said 

Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden 

I will give you rest, I will give you life 2X 

Middle 

I want to love the lord and do his will 

With all my heart with all my soul 

With all my mind with all my strength 

Cause that’s the only way to heaven 

The flesh is weak but the spirit is willing 

So show me show me show me lord 

How to go through the narrow gates 

Because I want to do your will 

Chorus 

Verse to send

Welcome to my Heart, Jesus.

Copyright. Michael Lutz-paap.2022 

I was struggling through the quick sands of life 

Fighting to breathe the air above the ground 

The tendrils of sin crawl around my toes to my head 

Lost in despair, I cry out for help 

Then I saw him –          The son of God, Jesus 

Then I call to him,         The son of God Jesus 

Come and save this wanderer,

The son of God Jesus,.       

I am just a lonely sufferer,            

  The son of God Jesus, …… 

I am trapped by an evil sorcerer.              

 The son of God Jesus, 

Come down and be his conqueror       

 The son of God- Jesus, 

Welcome to my heart,  oo oo oo 

Welcome to my Soul oo oo oo 2x  

Verse 2 

I lift myself up but they pull me down 

To the edge of the waterfall flowing through hell 

I see the shining light 

Brighter than the brightest star 

Like fireworks dancing on sparkling clouds 

Now I see the light, my path is clear 

The almighty will show me the way 

For God so loved the world, he gave his only son 

Whomever believes in him will never die 

Jamaican Rap 

Blessed are the poor and weak 

Blessed if you mourn and weep 

Blessed are the hungry and thirsty 

Pure in heart and they have mercy 

No one can serve two masters 

That’s a Recipe for disasters 

Man shall not live by bread alone 

But by the words of Jah 

Then I saw him –     The son of God, Jesus 

Then I call to him,     The son of God Jesus 

Come and save this wanderer,        The son of God Jesus, 

I am just a lonely sufferer,               The son of God Jesus, 

I am trapped by a sorcerer.               The son of God Jesus, 

Come down and be his conqueror        The son of God- Jesus, 

Welcome to my heart,  Welcome to my Soul 2x 

 

Achieve Peace. 

Copyright. Michael Lutz-paap 2010 

Shoots up in the sky  

And the stars wonder why  

A man to the moon in a rocket  

Our greatest achievement  

Escapes the earth in a fire ball  

Leaving behind all the turmoil  

French bidets to wash and go  

Penicillin to forgive our sins  

Microwaves to pop some grain  

Infinity on the web yeah  

The cave man and the wheel  

Mac and cheese in a plastic cup  

We make up glass fireflies  

To light up our darkest nights yeah  

Chorus  

I don’t wanna hear about it  

These things that we have invented  

When a single soul cries out in need  

I don’t wanna hear about it  

These shameless display of achievements  

When we cannot stop the slaughter and war  

I don’t wanna hear about it  

That man has been to the moon  

When we cannot lift a spoon  

To feed a hungry child  

I don’t wanna hear about it  

That we have been to the moon  

When we cannot lift a spoon  

To feed a hungry child  

If you want to celebrate something          Achieve peace  

Celebrate something-                                  Achieve peace  

Celebrate something                                    Achieve peace yeah yeah yeah---3X  

Guitar solo  

French bidets to wash and go  

Penicillin to forgive our sins  

Microwaves to pop some grain  

Infinity on the web yeah  

The cave man and the wheel  

Mac and cheese in a plastic cup  

We make up glass fireflies  

To light up our darkest nights yeah  

Chorus to end