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A compilation of some of my latest Digital recordings along with some historical fan favorites.

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released May 7, 2014

Written, recorder performed and produced by Ted Lehman (ASCAP) (c) Copyright 2014 APR Music Publishing LLC

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Ted Lehman - Songwriter Baldwin, Georgia

Ted Lehman was born on Long Island, a child of the 60's & 70's when he began writing songs and performing them. Ted's music has been covered by many other independent artists over the years. Ted is interested in more artists covering his songs, licensing his compositions and recordings for TV, Film, and video games.
For licensing inquiries contact APR Music Publishing, LLC apr@tedspromotions.com
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Track Name: Faith
Faith
By Ted Lehman
© Copyright 2012 APR Music Publishing LLC

(Am-D)[Am-G-F-Am-G][Am-G-Am-G-Am-D-Am-D] (Am-D)

Can anyone hear what I’m sayin’
I wonder if God hears me prayin’
I was doin’ my best when y’all up and left
Now I’m stuck in this game that you’re playin’

I tried to be a good brother
A good father, good son, and good friend
In my life I tried to do what was right
I would do it all over again

I have always been kind and fair minded
To treat others like I’d like to be
To live by the code and take the hard road
Good things don’t come easy to me

When push comes to shove I shared all my love
now I know that I have been cheated
It is no surprise it turned out to be lies
I will not be defeated

if God hears me prayin’ does he get what I’m sayin’
does he know that my heart has been breakin’
these times have been rough, I can't ask it enough
put an end to these dues I've been payin'

will my life turn out right in the end
can I forgive what I cannot defend
I try to do right and pray every night
to do like my daddy said

You gotta’ have faith
it's the only way out
You gotta’ have faith
to stand up and shout
You gotta’ have faith
You gotta’ have faith


For Female singers Verse 2…

I tried to be a good sister
A good mother, good child, and good friend
In my life I tried to do what was right
I would do it all over again
Track Name: State of the Union
State of the Union
By Ted Lehman (ASCAP) © Copyright 2013 APR Music Publishing LLC (ASCAP)
Verse(G-C-G-C-D) Bridge( C-G (F-C-D) Chorus([F-C-G]F-C-D)

Verse
I love making music
I love making jokes
I love hanging out
I love down to earth folks

I love good food
I love my car
I love makin' music
I love my guitar

I love my dogs
I love my life
I love my house
I love my wife

I love my family
I love Mom and Dad
I love feeling grateful
for all that I have

I love my country
from sea to shining sea
I love living in America
I love being free

I love fresh air
I love the sunny day's
I love my country
I love the USA

Bridge
it's the state of the union
I have the right to say
everybody thinks they have the answer
I think we've lost our way
Sometimes we have to give a little
make some compromise
I think we should be humble
that's how we win the prize

Chorus
The state of the union is in trouble
nowadays that's what you're gonna find
The state of the union is in trouble
it's not just a state of mind

Last Chorus
The state of the union is in trouble
that's why we gonna fight
The state of the union is in trouble
won't give up until we get it right
Track Name: Swimmin' with the Sharks
Swimmin' with the Sharks
By Ted Lehman (ASCAP) © Copyright 2013 APR Music Publishing LLC

Aint nothing funny
'Bout lookin' for money
in the Shark Tank

walk through that door
if you're lookin' to score
in the Shark Tank

Swimmin' in the Shark Tank
Swimmin in the Shark Tank
Swimmin' in the Shark Tank
Swimmin with the Sharks

if you make a good pitch
you might just get rich
in the Shark Tank

If you wanna make it last
Get your hands on the cash
in the Shark Tank

Swimmin' in the Shark Tank
Swimmin in the Shark Tank
Swimmin' in the Shark Tank
Swimmin with the Sharks

if you wanna make a deal
better have something real
in the Shark Tank

don't let'em see you bleed
when they're ready to feed
in the Shark Tank

if you wanna go swimmin' with the sharks
go out there and make your mark
the road to riches gonna start
when you go swimmin' with the sharks

Swimmin' in the Shark Tank
Swimmin in the Shark Tank
Swimmin' in the Shark Tank
Swimmin with the Sharks
Track Name: Too Many Blues
Too Many Blues
By Ted Lehman (ASCAP) © Copyright 2013 APR Music Publishing LLC

Got no house
got no shoes
got no lovin'
Got Too Many Blues

Got no bed
got no food
got no money
Got Too Many Blues

got no woman
got nothing to loose
got no place to go
Got Too Many Blues

got no car
got no muse
got too much of nothin'
Got Too Many Blues

Too Many Blues
Too Many Blues
can't seem to live without you
I got Too Many Blues

Y'know this world's got too many rules
I've been payin way too many dues
this world is filled with too many fools
I'm livin my life with too Many Blues
Track Name: OCD
OCD
By Ted Lehman © Copyright 2012
[E-A] [A-E-B-E] [Am-Em-B-E]
I can't stop thinkin'
my eyes start blinkin'
I just wish drinkin'
would set me free

one little thought
driving me insane
runnin' thru my head
like a railroad train

my manic depression
keeps me stressin'
feeding my obsession
what can I say

my ducks in a row
it's the way that I roll
I really don't know
what makes me this way

I can't say no
I can't say yes
mostly I don't know
which way is best

I might be lazy
not really crazy
just enough to get by
not quite enough to cry

My OCD has got the best of me
my obsessive brain is such a pain
here's my psychological confession
if it weren't for you, I'd have no clue

My OCD
has got the best of me
without it I don't know where I'd be
My OCD has got the best of me
Track Name: I Wish
I Wish
By Ted Lehman (ASCAP) © 2013 APR Music Publishing LLC (ASCAP)
Verse(C-Am-F-G (F-G) Bridge[Am-G]-[F-G-C-Am] Chorus[F-G-C-Am] (F-G)

I wish could write you a love song
to say the things I'd like to say
I wish I could sing you a melody
to share what I feel for you every day

I wish I could paint you a picture
of how beautiful you are
I wish I could make you a movie
in it you would be the star

I wish I could write you a sonnet
about how much your love means to me
I wish I could build you a palace
that everyone in the world could see

I wish I could find the right words
to share with you from my heart
I wish I knew how to tell you
you have been great right from the start

(Bridge)
you've always been wise
honest and fair
Behind your blue eyes
you have always been there
always quick with a smile
with a hug or a kiss
you've been my best friend
you are my perfect Miss

(Chorus)
I wish I could write you a love song
I wish I could write you a love song
I wish I could write you a love song

you know I think I just did
Track Name: The Band
The Band
By Ted Lehman Copyright © 1977

Why can't I write a tune
I can't write a song
been trying for a couple of weeks now
and something's going wrong
Almost everything's going wrong

The blizzard of 77
has brought to Buffalo
lots more than white stuff
much more than you could know
I just wish I could go

I need the band
it helps me to survive
yes I need the band
just to stay alive
here I am between bands again
I think I'm gonna' cry
I think I'm gonna' cry

my bucks are down to zero
so is the degrees
even my house is very cold
I think I'm gonna' freeze
turn the heat up please

School is almost over
I really do not care
academic Bull Shit
I sit in classes and stare
I really do not care

Then it's all over
what shal I do next
hit the road or stay in town
or maybe take a rest
I guess I'll do my best

Hanging out in limbo
what a place to be
the world is caving in again
what will become of me
I'll have to wait and see
Track Name: I Don't Care
I Don't Care
By Ted Lehman (ASCAP) © Copyright 2012

G-C-D - (F-C-G) [Am-G]-F-C-G]

I don't Care who you know
I don't Care where you go
I don't Care what you say
I don't Care that you went away

I don't Care what you think
I don't Care what you drink
I don't Care that you lie
I don't care when you cry

I don't Care you're fooling your self
I don't Care if you want my help
I don't Care I gave you a start
I don't Care that you have no heart

I doubt you even know
You're dumb happy
I'm know you don't care
you make me feel crappy.

Living in a bubble causing all sorts of trouble
feeling glad when you're making others sad
acting like you're clueless when you know you're acting ruthless
being stupid is not be an excuse
Track Name: Close to You
Close to You
by Ted Lehman © Copyright 2013 APR Music Publishing LLC (ASCAP)

(Gm-Fm) - (C-G-Fm) - (Gm-Fm) - (Am-G-Fm) (Gm-Fm)

You wake me up when I'm sleepin'
take my bottle when I'm drinkin'
always know what I'm thinkin'
only you know what I'm dreamin'

All I Wanna Be, All I Wanna Be is Close to You

you hide my snacks when I'm hungry
you go out spending all my money
what you doin' to me honey
I'm glad you think it's funny

All I Wanna Be, All I Wanna Be is Close to You

(Bridge)
Casual conversations
talking on the phone
as long as I'm alive
you'll never be alone

All I Wanna Be, All I Wanna Be is Close to You

sometimes you're lookin for a fight
when you turn out the lights
just because you say so, don't make it right
then I kiss you and say goodnight

All I Wanna Be, All I Wanna Be is Close to You
Track Name: Little Man
Little Man
By Ted Lehman (ASCAP) © Copyright 2013 APR MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

Verse[A-G] Chorus [F-G-C-Am]-D Bridge[C-G]-Am

Once I knew a little man
who always had to win
he was a very petty man
who owned none of his sins

Once I knew a little man
who cheated on his wife
didn't work, slept till noon
he had an easy life

Once I knew a little man
everything about him was fake
he used every one he knew
in it for all he could take

Once I knew a little man
the truth he wouldn't say
had no guts to speak his mind
to justify his game

He thought he had all the answers
in this life, you get what you give
not the destination, but the journey
it's about the way that you live

Little Little Man

What's it like to be so arrogant
What's it like to be so vain
Does it make you feel like a Big Man
when you call me nasty names

Little Little Man
Little Little Man
Track Name: Fast Lane
Fast Lane
By Ted Lehman(ASCAP) © Copyright 2012 APR MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC

Don't hold me up
don't shut me down
move over
and let me around

you're slowin' up traffic
get out of my way
move to the right
out of the passing lane

I know you can see me
why won't you move over
when you see me behind you
why do you go slower

slow cruising in the left lane
slow cruising in the fast lane

Can't you see my headlights flashin'
right lane aint made for passin'
the left lane is not for cruisin'
behind the wheel aint made for snoozin'
so get the hell outta my way
I'm tryin' to get somewhere today
Track Name: Waiting
Waiting

By Ted Lehman Copyright 1980-2000

[Amaj7-Esus7][Bm-Amaj7]

Lonely weekday mornings
As summer turns to fall
I'm just sitting here
Waitin' for someone to call

I need something to do
Because the days just fade away
They fade away in uselessness
Someone please call me today

I'm waitin' to hear from you
I'm waitin' to hear from you
That I can be a part of you
And we can begin together
Realizing our dreams

There's so much we can do
I wish I knew my fate
I'm tired of people telling me
That I arrived to late

My life is just a dream
And dreams don't often come true.
I know that I would feel better
I'm waitin' to hear from you

Copyright 2000 by Ted Lehman All rights reserved, duplication and distribution without permission is prohibited.
Track Name: They Tell Me You Cried
They Tell Me You Cried
By Ted Lehman (ASCAP) Copyright © 1980-2011

The last winter chill
has gone down to my bone
I can't help feeling guilt
can't help feeling alone

you've wilted my roses
for real or for not
you've written in verses
I saw it for what

They tell me you cried
Believe me I know
tears came from my eyes
asking myself why
it must be we both lied
just know that we both cried

here I sit the heal
when I know that is wrong
that's what I feel
we waited too long

now it is done
in who's eyes mistreated
do you feel like you won
I just feel defeated

where did it start
take pennies to lend
it's not in my heart
to try it again

I am what I am
I'm not sorry for that
we just don't get along
I am sorry for that
Track Name: You
YOU
Music By Mark Hewer Words By Ted Lehman (ASCAP)
© Copyright 2013 Mark Hewer and Ted Lehman, APR Music Publishing LLC, (ASCAP)

If I could do it all again
I'd take back everything I said
I'd take you back into my bed
stop your eyes from seeing red

in the dead of night
completely out of sight
you know it wasn't right
that we had to fight

I thought I'd had enough
Our life was getting rough
I wish you hadn't called my bluff
when I started acting tough

I don't want us to be thru
I don't like feeling blue
this time I will be true
cause all I want is you

Please will you come home
I don't like being here alone
from the nest where you have flown
I'm lonely right down to the bone

I don't want us to be thru
I don't like feeling blue
this time I will be true
cause all I want is you