…with a silent “h”

I’m Not Stopping

Track #10 of Umm…

This is essentially a song about determination. It’s about me and my music, but it certainly could apply to most anything in life! The accompaniment consists of a virtual keyboard, bass and strings — no drums on this one. I tried it with a drum track and didn’t like it, so I left it out of the mix.


Most of my life I didn’t do much
except marry a wife and raise kids and such,
Work, eat and sleep, and otherwise
just sit around, getting fat.

I think I’m due for a paradigm shift,
and all that’s left in my pocket is a pair of dimes,
and I can’t do much with that.

Maybe I can alter my way of thinking,
modify my lifestyle too.
Is it too late in life to change direction?
Can I pull it off? Can I see it through?

Well, I think I’d better give it a heartfelt try,
give it all I’ve got and say “do or die”.
I don’t know what tomorrow will bring,
but today I’ve got a song to sing.

Just a little way to go,
Just a few more days to show,
Just a few more times to feel that gentle autumn breeze
before the winter snow.
It seems like fun, and I’m not sure what I’ve begun,
but I know one thing: As far as I’m concerned,
I’m not stopping ’til I’m done.
Oh no, I’m not stopping ’til I’m done.

Maybe someday I’ll be famous and rich;
I’ve been poor all my life, so that’ll be quite a switch,
But the riches and fame don’t matter to me;
I’m only looking for success.

I don’t want to wind up like many a star,
divorced, down and out, hanging out at the bar,
Wallowing in their sorrows
because their lives are such a mess.

I’m determined to stay true and faithful to my wife and family.
I won’t trade my home for my life’s ambition
’cause the ones I love mean so much to me.

Well, I’d rather take a spaceship and fly to the moon,
but I don’t see that happ’ning any time soon.
So I’ll stick around on earth for a while,
and live my life with grace and style.

Just a little way to go,
Just a few more days to show,
Just a few more times to feel that gentle autumn breeze
before the winter snow.
It seems like fun, and I’m not sure what I’ve begun,
but I know one thing: As far as I’m concerned,
I’m not stopping ’til I’m done.
Oh no, I’m not stopping ’til I’m done.

And if I achieve ev’ry goal I set out to accomplish,
you can understand why I’d be overjoyed.
Or if nothing I’m attempting here gets carried to completion,
but I know I’ve done my best, I’ve no cause to be annoyed.

Just a little way to go,
Just a few more days to show,
Just a few more times to feel that gentle autumn breeze
before the winter snow.
It sure is fun, and I don’t know how far I’ll run,
but I know one thing: As far as I’m concerned,
I’m not stopping ’til I’m done.
Oh no, I’m not stopping ’til I’m done. Oh, no.

Oh, no, I’m not stopping, I’m not stopping,
I’m not stopping ’til I’m done.

Just a little way to go,
Just a few more days to show,
Just a few more times to feel that gentle autumn breeze
before the winter snow.


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