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Rev. Roger Anthony YOLANDA Mapes
Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes

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HOME IS the #1 song for 2013!!!!

"HOME" is the latest chart topper at GLBT Music Charts. "HOME" was voted #1 in the TOP TEN SONGS of 2013.  "HOME" is from my latest cd "COUNTRY GOSPEL KIRTAN" which is in The TOP 20 cd Charts. You can buy "COUNTRY GOSPEL KIRTAN" by clicking the album cover below:

Lyrics

Home

Words and music by: Rev.Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes

Do you wanna know the place that's always green? Do you wanna see the things we seldom see? Do you wanna hear the things we barely hear? Well I've found my way there, and I can take you there.

Home is the place that never changes. It's the love inside yourself that never changes. Home is the place that never changes, and I've found my way home.

Do you wanna know the way of time and space? Do you need a place that nothin' can erase? Do you need to be-through eternity? Well I've found my way there, and I can take you there.

Home is the place that never changes. It's the love inside yourself that never changes. Home is the place that never changes, and I've found my way home.

Rev. Roger Anthony YOLANDA Mapes
Rev.RogerAnthony YOLANDA Mapes

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JD DOYLE of QUEER MUSIC HERITAGE included my song FREEDOM (Brandon Teena version) in his 2013 list of LGBT Anthems. FREEDOM is available for purchase

on my cd HOUSE OF JOY.

Lyrics

vs 1: Teena Brandon was a boy in the body of a girl.

His parents raised him as a her-he didn't fit into that world.

He knew there had to be an answer-knew there had to be a plan,

and in the middle of the madness-he realized he was a man.


Chorus: And his soul was crying for freedom

freedom rock with me baby

vs 2: So Teena Brandon moved away and Brandon Teena took his place.

He made friends that did not know his past-all his troubles fell away.

He felt alive for the first time-a pretty woman fell for him,

and he thought he finally had the chance to live in freedom.

bridge: Freedom-ooooo-rock with me baby for freedom. Freedom- oooooooo 

you know his soul was crying for Freedom.

Freedom rock with me baby.

vs 3: I remember Brandon Teena when I go to bed at night. Cause he chose the path of Freedom,

and they took away his life. Diversity is the key to unlock the mind. Take a look inside that darkened room and leave the fear outside.

bridge/chorus/ out

Rev. Roger Anthony YOLANDA Mapes
Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes

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This song "Muscle Shoals" is from the  Award Winning cd House of Joy, which stayed in the OUTVOICE charts for 32 months



"Muscle Shoals" reached the #1 spot on the charts!

You can buy HOUSE OF JOY at CD Baby, AMAZON and I Tunes

Lyrics

Muscle Shoals

words and music by: Rev.Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes


Way down in North Alabama  along the river Tennessee. There lies a sleepy

little town that still haunts me in my dreams...Muscle Shoals.

vs 1. Muscle Shoals had a music scene that attracted many stars. From Lynrd Skynrd to Bob Dylan-The Rolling Stones to Aretha. Thats where I learned to sing and play guitar-in a gospel bluegrass band. I knew one day I would be a star because God had a plan.

 


bridge: And I learned how to dream big -don't cha know that the South will rise again. .. and I

learned how to be a good boy and take Jesus by the hand..in Muscle Shoals...


chorus: Muscle Shoals Alabama- Muscle Shoals- Muscle Shoals, Muscle Shoals- Muscle

Shooooooooals- Muscle Shoals Alabama- Muscle Shoals Alabama the Hit Recording Capital of the World! (guitar rif)

 

vs 2. I was a lonely boy in Muscle Shoals-it wasn't easy. Ya know I tried to hide my differences-forbidden feelings, but everybody thought they knew what I was -without my saying...and the onslaught or ridicule was devastating.

 

bridge: And I wish that I could've chewed my tongue off to the nub...better that than the taste of my humiliation..in Muscle Shoals...

 

chorus: Muscle Shoals Alabama-the Hit Recording Capital of the World!

 

vs 3. My Daddy died and the family moved on away from Muscle Shoals..to North Carolina and to Florida..we lost the family home...but it ain't over till the fat girl sings. thats why some day I'll go back home. Just to sit by my Daddy;s grave and sing my sweetest song.

 

bridge: Cause he taught me to dream big -don't cha know that the South will rise again. ..and he taught me to be a good boy and take Daddy by the hand..in Muscle Shoals...

 

chorus: Muscle Shoals Alabama-the Hit Recording Capital of the World!

 

 

 

Rev. Roger Anthony YOLANDA Mapes
Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes

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This song "I Wanna Know" is from the  Award Wining cd House of Joy, which stayed in the OUTVOICE charts for 32 months!

"I Wanna Know" reached the #1 spot on the charts!

You can buy HOUSE OF JOY at CD Baby, AMAZON and I Tunes

Lyrics

I Wanna Know: words and music by Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes

 VS.1:

I wanna ask you things I never asked before.

I need you to tell me things you know I need to hear.

You don’t have to whisper in my ear,

Just communicate with me loud and clear:

Chorus: I wanna know, I wanna understand, I wanna know, are you a woman or a man?

VS.2:

I want you to feel the feelings deep inside my heart..Because sometimes they hurt so much they tear me apart.

Sometimes I think you’re gonna drive me mad and sometimes I think you’re the best friend I ever had.

Chorus: I wanna know, I wanna understand, I wanna know, are you a woman or a man?

Why in the world do ya look they way you look?

Why in the world do you break every rule in the book?

Why in the world do you walk the way you walk?

Why in the world do you talk such nasty talk?

Bridge:

People don’t trust you.

They say you do Voodoo

They Say you don’t comb your hair

They say you don’t wear no underwear

They say you don’t smell so nice

And you won’t listen to your Mamma’s advice

You don’t wanna work no 9 to 5

So How ya gonna stay alive?

Chorus: I wanna know, I wanna understand, I wanna know, are you a woman or a man?