Love Will Reign

by Jerry Paladino

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about

I would not really consider myself a producer of music for young people - my ’niche’ has always been more along the lines of ballads, folk music, pop or similar genres. With that initial disclaimer, in this album I include songs which I think might be suited to younger audiences of all ages (age being quite as much a state of mind as time alive), and all of which contain a message that I feel important and interesting for you. I pray the material herein brings enlightenment, enjoyment, and is somehow relatable.

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released September 28, 2016

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Track Name: What Did Jesus Do?
What did Jesus do, without a Coca-Cola?
What did Jesus do, without a 500,000 dollar home?
What did Jesus do, without a new Toyota?
What did Jesus do, without a Facebook page of His Own?

Chorus:
Well, He loved the people,
He showed'm how to help each other live,
He brought the sunshine,
And tried to teach us how to give

What did Jesus do, when He was hot without an aircon?
What did Jesus do, without a pair of tight, designer jeans?
What did Jesus do, without an Apple iThing?
What did Jesus do, without all of our awesome, high-tech machines?

Chorus:
Well, He loved the people,
He showed'm how to help each other live,
He brought the sunshine,
And tried to teach us how to give

And what would Jesus do, if He came to see you?
Would He tell you, "Thanks for following the Law of Love that I gave"
Let me tell you now, He’s is right here with us
And He's all you need to be happy, from the cradle to the grave!
[And beyond!]

Chorus:
Well, He loved the people,
He showed'm how to help each other live,
He brought the sunshine,
And tried to teach us how to give
Track Name: Successful Men
What a sad, sad story, those successful men,
Whose wealth and glory's all lost in the end.
Oh, they get that money, and they get that power,
And they keep on running till the final hour,
When they hear the sound as they look around,
And they see their towers fallin' to the ground, and they say:

Chorus:
"Lord, Lord, I should have realized:
I got that money just a little too close to my eyes.
Lord, I can't say I didn't know,
I gained the a World but I went and sold my soul."

What a sad sad story, those successful men,
Whose wealth and glory's all lost in the end.
Oh, they play that game just to make a name,
And they live in fame, but they die in flames,
When they look around, as they hear the sound,
and they see their towers fallin' to the ground,
And they say:

"Lord, Lord, I should have realized:
I got that money just a little too close to my eyes.
Lord, I can't say I didn't know,
I gained the a World but I went and sold my soul."


Don't be deceived and lay up for yourself
Earthly treasures and Worldly wealth,
That worms can eat and thieves will steal,
Put your faith in something real!
Set your heart on things Above,
Eternal Life and Heaven's Love.
Then upon that Judgement Day,
You won't be heard to say, you won't be heard to say:

Chorus:
"Lord, Lord, I should have realized:
I got that money just a little too close to my eyes.
Lord, I can't say I didn't know,
I gained the a World but I went and sold my soul.
I gained the World but I went and sold my soul.
I gained the World but I went and sold my soul."
Track Name: What People Get High On
Some people get high on drugs,
Some people get high on drink
Some people get high on pills
Some people get high on mink

Some people get high on money
Some people get high on stuff
Some people get high on power
hurtin' others and being tough


Some people get high on fitness
Some people get high on sports
Some people get high on shopping
For others it's designer boxer shorts

But what really turns me on,
If I may be so bold
Is that lovin’ Son of God,
And the greatest story ever told!!

Chorus:
Because He came for Love,
And He lived for Love
And then He died for Love
What’s better than that?
Then He rose above,
Gave evil a shove--
Did something with His life to be proud of
He did it all for Love
[He did it all for love]


Some people get high on nature!
Some people get high on food
Some people get high on sex
While others can’t get in the mood

Some people get high on movies
For some people it's the internet
Some people get high on video games
for others it's another cigarette

But what really turns me on
If I may frankly speak
It’s that crazy Son of God
You know, the Guy who turned the other cheek!

Chorus:
Because He came for Love,
And He lived for Love
And then He died for Love
What’s better than that?
Then He rose above,
Gave evil a shove--
Did something with His life to be proud of
He did it all for Love

Oh, man, what really turns me on
And sets my heart to sing
Is that loving Son of God
And the way He does His thing!

Chorus:
Because He came for Love,
And He lived for Love
And then He died for Love
What’s better than that?
And then He rose above,
Gave evil a shove--
Did something with His life to be proud of
He did it all for Love
He did it all for love, yes, He did.
Track Name: Gotta Keep Movin'
Everyone of God's children since the beginning of time
Looked for a city that's only seen by faith
They had to live like gypsies, strangers to the world,
Wandering without a resting place

Chorus:
Because they just had to keep moving,
Had to keep moving on and on
They just had to keep moving
Till they got to the Heavenly Home

God told old man Noah, "The sky is gonna get dark
You'd better get busy and build yourself an ark"
Father Abraham didn't know where he went
Lived by faith and pitched himself a tent

Chorus:
Because they just had to keep moving
Had to keep moving on and on
They just had to keep moving
Till they got to the Heavenly Home

Moses could have been a rich man, but he got the word from God
To lead his people out of Egypt land
The Pharaoh got mighty angry, but Moses didn't fear
He said to his people, "Let's get on outta here!"

Chorus:
Yes, and, they just had to keep moving
Had to keep moving on and on
They just had to keep moving
Till they got to their Heavenly Home
[And now, just like them:]

Chorus:
We’ve just got to keep moving
Got to keep moving on and on [You can’t stop moving!]
We've just got to keep moving
Till we get to our Heavenly Home [You can’t stop now!]
Till we get to our Heavenly Home [Eyes on the prize!]
Till we get to our Heavenly Home
Track Name: Back to the Jungle
Well, "right and wrong" when I was young
Was very plain to everyone,
Simple like the A-B-C's we learned when I was three.
But those days of clarity are passed;
Today they're teaching in the class
That any point of view is true,
And there are no more absolutes.

They teach man descended from the ape,
So monkey ways we imitate,
We follow where our impulse leads & do just as we please.
Yes, morally we've been advised
To do what's right in our own eyes;
And while we're feeling free at last,
Our society is crumblin' fast, and we're headed...

Chorus:
Back to the jungle,
'Cause we're throwing out all of the rules,
We broke with our forefathers,
Kicked the Good Book out of the schools;
Turned a blind eye and a deaf ear
To the wisdom that's from above,
So it's back to the jungle,
Unless we get back to the God of love.

You know, in science and technology,
We're pressing forward rapidly,
But looking at things morally, how are our priorities?:
We save the whales, the bats, the pests,
But kill our babies in the nest
We search for life in outer space,
But can’t get along as a human race.

Oh, television's laid good taste aside-
Pandora's box is open wide;
Now good is evil, and evil's good, or so says Hollywood.
We've all acquired a taste for blood-
A show without some is a dud;
We eat it up and then lament our streets our violent,
And that we're headed...

Chorus:
Back to the jungle,
'Cause we're throwing out all of the rules,
We broke with our forefathers,
Kicked the Good Book out of the schools;
Turned a blind eye and a deaf ear
To the wisdom that's from above,
So it's back to the jungle,
Unless we get back to the God of love.

Now, how much longer will we stand
The mass confusion in our land?
All our wisdom's in defeat as hatred rules the streets!
We've tried man's theories long enough -
This world's headed down and I'm fed up.
Let’s wake up now and buck the tide
And stop this downward slide, because we’re headed…

Chorus:
Back to the jungle,
'Cause we're throwing out all of the rules,
We broke with our forefathers,
Kicked the Good Book out of the schools;
Turned a blind eye and a deaf ear
To the wisdom that's from above,
So it's back to the jungle,
Unless we get back to the God of love. [repeat]

We have got to,
We've gotta get back, we've gotta get back!
Oh, we have got to,
We've gotta get back [we've gotta get back!] [3X]
Track Name: World Without End
If I could have everything the World could offer,
And fly with wings like a dove,
Or just blow like the wind of a storm on the ocean,
What would it be without Your love?
I'd rather be with the One I know will always be with me,
Than have the throne of a king.
'Cause it would be nothing more than just a handful of nothing
Compared to all Your love can bring.

Chorus:
And I know that some day, some way,
When shadows all disappear.
With no more sorrow at last, we'll live in happiness
In a World without end.

Now soon this World and its wealth,
Its wars, oppression and Hell
Will vanish and be no more.
'Cause all wrongs will be made right
And day will conquer the night,
When You reign from shore to shore.

Chorus:
And I know that some day, some day,
When shadows all disappear.
With no more sorrow at last, we'll live in happiness
In a World without end.

Yes, I know that some day, some way,
When shadows all disappear.
With no more sorrow at last, we'll live in happiness
In a World without end.
With no more sorrow at last, we'll live in happiness
In a World without end.
Track Name: If You Ever Feel the Need
I can cause a flaming star to send light to your galaxy,
I can make the planet earth be a home of humanity,
I can change a man of clay into a living soul;
All parts of nature I control.

I can make the crimson sunset glow & light up your skies,
I can make the silver moonlight shine tonight in your eyes,
I can cause a gentle breeze to blow & refresh your mind;
I have created all mankind.

Chorus:
But I cannot make you love Me, and it makes My heart grieve
To know that you have heard of Me, but chose to not believe.
No, I cannot make you love Me, I can only beg & plead.
But I will always be here for you, if you ever feel the need.


I decide the times & seasons, the orbit of the globe as it whirls,
I design the hidden reasons, the difference in the boys & the girls.
My influence reaches realms & spheres as yet unexplored.
I write life's songs, I choose the chords.

Chorus:
But I cannot make you love Me, and it makes My heart grieve
To know that you have heard of Me, but chose to not believe.
No, I cannot make you love Me, I can only beg & plead.
But I will always be here for you, if you ever feel the need.

Bridge
My emotions make the seven oceans surge & swell.
I can raise a storm or cause the clouds to form at will.
I cry, & the rain pours.
I sigh, & thunder roars.
Stars fall & mountains shake
When My heart breaks.

Chorus:
But I cannot make you love Me, and it makes My heart grieve
To know that you have heard of Me, but chose to not believe.
No, I cannot make you love Me, I can only beg & plead.
But I will always be here for you, if you ever feel the need.
If you ever feel the need...
Track Name: How the World Has Changed
I remember at the table
Fifteen children and just one daddy,
Now that daddies don't want children,
Or at most just one or two.
I remember how they used
The old church house for a school;
Now the schools won't let a Bible
Pass inside their chilly doors.

Chorus:
How the world has changed in only one generation.
They say it's for the better, but they know it's growing cold,
And Salvation is slipping through their fingers
As they turn their backs and close their ears
To what the prophets all have told.

I remember when the babies
Were delivered by the doctors.
Now the doctors all are surgeons,
Making doors where doors don't go.
I remember when the children
Were instructed by their parents.
Now the TV is the parents,
Teaching violence and crime.

Chorus:
How the world has changed in only one generation.
They say it's for the better, but they know it's growing cold,
And Salvation is slipping through their fingers
As they turn their backs and close their ears
To what the prophets all have told.
[repeat]

As they turn their backs and close their ears
To what the prophets all have told.
Track Name: Love Will Reign
I dreamed when I was young
Of a better world for all;
I tried to do my part,
And live as if to say
That love will reign one day.

They fought it from the start,
Said it could not be done,
That men would never change,
And there could be no way
That love would reign one day.

Bridge:
But I cannot accept,
Much less believe, we’re doomed to fail
So I fight on ‘til we prevail


I know some think me wrong;
“It’s foolish,” they may say;
“Listen: The evidence is strong:
The world has gone astray...”
But love WILL reign one day

They say “don’t be naïve;
They say, "Just open up your eyes…”
But I choose to believe
What all the prophets say
That Love will reign one day.

Bridge:
And I cannot accept,
Much less believe, we’re doomed to fail
So I fight on ‘til we prevail


I’m older and wiser now,
But this remains unchanged:
No matter what comes down,
What evil they create,
Or what they throw our way:

The light is sure to rise,
We’ll see it plain as day,
Shining in all eyes,
When Love has come to stay
Track Name: More Like You
Take these things that hinder me,
Take my pride and my vanity,
Help me understand You,
Teach me how to love You,
Won't You help me to be more

Chorus:
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You, Lord
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You

Take my self and hypocrisy,
Let me live in simplicity,
Help me burn my bridges,
And live the Word within me,
And Lord, please help me to be more,

Chorus:
More, more, more,
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You, Lord
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You
More, more, more,
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You, Lord
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You


Take my heartache and emptiness,
Deliver me from all worldliness,
Take the chains that bind me,
Put Your arms around me,
And then please help me to be more

Chorus:
More, more, more,
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You, Lord
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You
More, more, more,
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You, Lord
I wanna be more, I need to be more like You
[repeat]