SONG LYRICS FOR: "YOU CALLED ME ON"
ALBUM: "SONG OF VICTORY"
NUBEAT.ORG

PRINT SONG LYRICS
Lead vocal: Michael Fogarty
Music: Casper Gardener, Michael Fogarty
Lyrics: Casper, Michael Fogarty (refrain & verse 3)
Producer: Michael Fogarty

"YOU CALLED ME ON"

Refrain
Got somethin’ better, better to do.
You called me on to follow You.

Verse 1
Coulda lived an ordinary life and settled down,
And married Mary Jane back in my home town,
Been a foreman of a fact’ry, joined a social club or two,
Maybe it might have been the proper thing, it’s true.
But You know I never did it, found a better thing to do:
You called me on to follow You

Refrain
To somethin’ better. [Got somethin’ better.]
There’s somethin’ better, [got somethin’ better].
- [Got somethin’ better.]

Verse 2
Well, I spent time up in Canada, and all across the U.S.A.
Took an airplane down to Rio, a freighter to Taipei;
Lived for years in Jog Jakarta; served You long in ol’ Bangkok.
In a letter, my mama asked me, “Don’t you think it’s time to stop?”
But You know I’ll never do it, gotta better thing to do:
You called me on to follow You.

Chorus
And I, oh, I’ve gotta better thing to do.
There a whole world of people just out there waitin’.

Verse 3
My sister said, “You’d best be thinkin’ ‘bout the kind of work you do,
‘Cause when you’re old and weak, brother, what’s to become of you?”
Though I worried for a moment, soon my frown turned to a grin.
Lord, I know You’ve kept me this far, and I know You’ll be there then.
Don’t know why I’d ever leave You, there’s so much left to do.
You called me on to follow You.

Chorus
And I, oh, I’ve gotta better thing to do.
There a whole world of people just out there waitin’.

Bridge
Oh, dear Lord, what I’ve forsaken
With You it can’t compare.
Oh, dear Lord, whenever I weaken,
I know that You’ll be there.

Don’t know why I’d ever leave You, there’s so much left to do.
You called me on to follow You.

Chorus
And I, oh, I’ve gotta better thing to do.
There a whole world of people just out there waitin’.

Refrain
[Got somethin’ better, better to do.]
--
[Got somethin’ better, better to do.]
No longer singin’ the blues.
[Got somethin’ better, better to do.
You called me on to follow You.]
----
[Got somethin’ better, better to do.
You called me on to follow You.]
----
[Got somethin’ better, better to do.
You called me on to follow You.]


"YOU CALLED ME ON" (with chords)

Intro: (Am)-(F)-(Am)-(E)-(Am)-(F)-(Am)-(E)-(Am)

Refrain
(Am)Got somethin’ better, better to do.
You called me (F)on to (E7)follow (Am)You.

Verse 1
Coulda (Am)lived an ordinary life and settled down,
And married Mary (F)Jane back in my (E)home town,
Been a (Am)foreman of a fact’ry, joined a social club or two,
Maybe it (F)might have been the (E)proper thing, it’s true.
But You (C)know I never (G)did it, found a (Am)better thing to (F)do:
(Dm)You called me (E)on to follow (Am)You

Refrain
To somethin’ better. [Got somethin’ better.]
There’s somethin’ better, [got somethin’ better]. (E)
(Am)-(F) [Got somethin’ (Am)better.] (E)

Verse 2
Well, I (Am)spent time up in Canada, and all across the U.S.A.
Took an airplane down to (F)Rio, a (E)freighter to Taipei;
Lived for (Am)years in Jog Jakarta; served You long in ol’ Bangkok.
In a letter, my mama (F)asked me, “Don’t you (E)think it’s time to stop?”
But You (C)know I’ll never(G) do it, gotta (Am)better thing to(F) do:
(Dm)You called me (E)on to follow (Am)You.

Chorus
(G)And (C)I, oh, (Gm7)I’ve (F)gotta better thing to (Am)do.
There a (Dm)whole world of (Am)people just (F)out there (E)waitin’(Am).

(Am)

Verse 3
My sister (Am)said, “You’d best be thinkin’ ‘bout the kind of work you do,
‘Cause when you’re old and (F)weak, brother, what’s (E)to become of you?”
Though I (Am)worried for a moment, soon my frown turned to a grin.
Lord, I know You’ve kept me (F)this far, and I (E)know You’ll be there then.
Don’t know(C) why I’d ever (G)leave You, there’s (Am)so much left to (F)do.
(Dm)You called me (E)on to follow (Am)You.

Chorus
(G)And (C)I, oh, (Gm7)I’ve (F)gotta better thing to (Am)do.
There a (Dm)whole world of (Am)people just (F)out there (E)waitin’(Am).

Bridge
(F)Oh, dear Lord, (C/E)what I’ve forsaken
With (Dm)You it can’t com(C)pare.
(F)Oh, dear Lord, when(C/E)ever I weaken,
(Dm)I know that (F)You’ll be (E)the(Am)re.

(Am)-(F)-(Am)-(E)-(Am)-(F)-(Am)-(E)

Don’t know(C) why I’d ever (G)leave You, there’s (Am)so much left to (F)do.
(Dm)You called me (E)on to follow (Am)You.

Chorus
(G)And (C)I, oh, (Gm7)I’ve (F)gotta better thing to (Am)do.
There a (Dm)whole world of (Am)people just (F)out there (E)waitin’(Am).

Refrain
[(Am)Got somethin’ better, (F)better to do.]
(Am)-(F)-(E)
[(Am)Got somethin’ better, (F)better to do.]
(Am)No longer (F)singin’ the (E)blues.
[(Am)Got somethin’ better, (F)better to do.
(Am)You called me (F)on to (E)follow You.]
(Am)-(F)-(Am)-(F)-(E)
[(Am)Got somethin’ better, (F)better to do.
(Am)You called me (F)on to (E)follow You.]
(Am)-(F)-(Am)-(F)-(E)
[(Am)Got somethin’ better, (F)better to do.
(Am)You called me (F)on to (E)follow You.]
(Am)-(F)-(Am)-(F)-(E)

[Fade]

All songs and media copyright © NMG Records and/or otherwise stated. Media on NuBeat.org/NuBeat.com/NuBeat.mobi may not be sold, distributed or reproduced in any form without express permission from © NMG Records. For any questions regarding distribution or licensing of these songs, please contact us via Email. All Rights Reserved © 2006-2010 © NMG Records.