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MODERN DAY PROPHET (featuring Ray Dahrouge)



Credits
Lyric Credits: Ray Dahrouge
Music Credits: Ray Dahrouge
Producer Credits: Sam Cooper and Ray Dahrouge
Publisher Credits: Family Harmony Music (ASCAP)
Performance Credits: Ray Dahrouge - lead vocals, Sam Cooper - all instruments
Label Credits: Red Heart Records
Description
Short Song Description:
Wisdom as related from somebody who's learned from the wise.
Long Song Description:
This is about how valuable it is to recognize and live by truth and awareness.
Story Behind the Song:
Ray had a friend and mentor, an old man named Gus. Gus was the guy who influenced much of the lyric.
Metadata
Song Length 3:59
Primary Genre Pop-Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel R & B-Soul
Tempo / Feel Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Judgement
Subject Matter 2 Philosophy
Mood 1 Composed
Mood 2 Cool
Similar Artist 1 Ray Charles
Similar Artist 2 Louis Armstrong
Language English
Lyrics
MODERN DAY PROPHET
lyrics by Ray Dahrouge
Family Harmony Music 615-469-4067 jericat@yahoo.com

(verse)
He's a modern day prophet in a golf cap and a beard.
Some think he's spiritual, some think he's weird.
Said love and trust don't come in no amounts,
No way of adding up things that really count.
You can count your money or things money buys,
But you can't count what you feel or see in someone's eyes.
Don't be a pretender, so often when you do,
You end up foolin' everybody, even you.

(chorus)
The more you cover, the less you hide,
And half a truth ain't nothin' but a lie.
Don't let possessions possess your life,
And don't confuse what you want with what you need.
A rich man ain't a rich man if he's chained to his throne,
And owned by the things he owns.

(verse)
Said some people call me an angry old man,
But I believe in callin' it as honest as I can.
I don't get all caught up in all that idle chatter,
The ones who matter understand the ones who don't, don't matter.
The more some have to have, the more they have to pay,
And lies are such a heavy price when the truth gets in their way.
It's best to chase a rainbow than be running from a ghost,
And never put a value on the things you value most.

(chorus)
The more you cover, the less you hide,
And half a truth ain't nothin' but a lie.
Don't let possessions possess your life,
And don't confuse what you want with what you need.
A rich man ain't a rich man if he's chained to his throne,
And owned by the things he owns.