Always Up

(The Way to God is)

1.
       G             D
Oh the way to God is always up,
          C                G
  But you might be up-side-down.
       G          D
That's why his beatific smile
    C              D
  Appears to you a frown.
       C      D           G
You've almost reached the surface,
          Am                   D
  But you stop for fear you'll drown.
          G             D
:| Oh the way to God is always up,
          C               G
  But you might be upside down.  |:
2.
       G             D
Oh the way to God is always in,
          C                G
  But you might be in-side-out.
       G           D
That's why his reassurances
    C                D
  Induce in you such doubt.
    C           D         G
The still small voice you can't quite hear
     Am               D
  Is God's tremendous SHOUT!
          G             D
:| Oh the way to God is always in,
          C               G
  But you might be inside out.  |:
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3.
       G              D
Oh it takes a million years to know
      C                 G
  The One Who Lives Within.
       G             D
You reach the shores of Paradise
         C              D
  On the day that you begin.
  C       D       G
A billion perfect worlds dance on
      Am        D
  The apex of a pin.
         G             D
:| Oh it takes a million years to know
      C                 G
  The One Who Lives Within.  |:
4.
       G             D
The way to God is yours to choose,
        C                G
  Don't let your will be weak.
       G             D
'Cause then, despite His brilliant light,
       C                 D
  Your outlook will stay bleak.
       C       D    G
You'll sail on holy waters,
             Am                D
  But you'll think you're up a creek.
       G             D
:| The way to God is yours to choose,
          C                G
  Don't let your will be weak. |:
5. [SING FAST!]
       G             D
Oh the way to heaven is always leavened
       C                 G
  With love and peace of mind.
       G             D
And I heard a rumor if you don't have humor
           C                D
  That you might get left behind.
C         D            G
Maybe you really don't see it, or
              Am             D
  You're just choosing to be blind,
           G                D
:| But the way to heaven is always leavened
       C                 G
With love and peace of mind. |:   [Repeat 1st verse]
If you have a MIDI player (and you really ought to), check out (MIDI) the tune — my very first MIDI creation. It's a short (less than 1K, about 26 seconds) single-voice, single-note composition, just to give you the basic idea of the tune.

1997 Jan 30: An (MIDI) expanded version of the MIDI tune (~2.5K, 26 sec), adding some more instruments, just for fun. Full-scale orchestration with lead vocal and background chorus will come later….

2001 Nov 26: An (MIDI) even more expanded version of the MIDI tune (~14K, 2:26), all verses, adding many more instruments, and having much more fun. This MIDI was previously only available on the no-longer-unavailable (and now-obsolete) UB Comix diskette. Still haven't actually recorded the song itself yet&hellp;.

2016 Aug 25: Performed in Mindful Webworkshop #3
2016 Dec 9: Performed in Mindful Webworkshop #15.