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Michael Stosic
05/17/2017
Michael Stosic

Story

I Believe (Gospel Re-mix)

lyrics and music by - Michael Stosic (c) 2015

Produced by Pete Mignola

additional credits:

Michael Stosic - lead vocals, acoustic guitar & piano
Gordon Chambers - 2nd lead vocals & chorus
Pete Mignola - lead guitar, organ

Kris Stosic - drums
Ryan Impey - Drums
Choir vocals: Rasul A-Salaam, Cassondra James Kellam, Helen White, Monet Ulerio

Ben Wilborn - violin

Joe McKenna - bass

Dave Newman - percussion

Jim Garaventa - tenor sax

Larry Machado - trumpet

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Pete Mignola at Metrosonic Studios New York
Assisted by Chris Cancelliere, Adam Andrew and Ryan Impey

Lyrics

I Believe

Words and Music by Michael Stosic © 2015

 

I believe in God I believe He created the heavens and earth.

I believe He is Love. I believe He knew me before my birth.

I believe we live in a world filled with darkness I believe we can shine loves light.

This is what I believe.

 

I believe in His Son. I believe that He came here to give me new life.

I believe in the cross. I believe that He healed me by His stripes.

I believe I am saved because of forgiveness. I believe there’s no greater love.

This is what I believe.

 

Do I walk in faith, do I walk in hope, do I walk in love each stride.

Do I walk in mercy, do I walk in kindness do I walk by my brothers’ side.

 

I believe in love. I believe that no matter our color of skin.

I believe we are one. I believe that love and not hate will win.

I believe we should not repay evil for evil. We will overcome evil with good.

This is what I believe.

 

I believe in love. I believe in love.

I believe in love. I believe in love.

This is what I believe.

Michael Stosic
06/30/2017
Michael Stosic

Story

I discovered the San Juan Islands while living in Seattle Washington for 14 years. I had a 28' Bayliner cruiser and I was taking my family up to the San Juan Islands to Roche Harbor. On the way up in Haro straight, my boat became surrounded by 16 Orca Whales. They were just beautiful. They were swimming upside down under my boat, spy hopping and seemed very curious to who we were.

There were Bald Eagles in the trees and I just fell in love with the San Juans. As my "Welcome Home" album is about the things I care about most in this world a song about the San Juans needed to be included. We were fortunate enough to buy property there on Mitchell Bay 13 years ago and built on it 11 years ago, just my favorite place in the world.

Lyrics

San Juan Island

Words and Music by Michael Stosic ©2015

 

I’m heading north on Haro Straight

under way to Mitchell Bay.

A Dall’s porpoise rides on my wake

While some harbor seals play.

A bald eagle sits in a tree

Staring out to sea.

 

San Juan Island

The most beautiful place to me.

San Juan Island

It’s like paradise, heavenly.

All my worries, all my cares

Disappear up there

I could stay forever in San Juan Island.

 

The sun is setting to the west

And the sky is turning gold.

Near the lighthouse, a pod of whales

Are just swimming to and fro.

A large Orca jumps near the shore

Who could ask for more.

 

 In San Juan Island

The most beautiful place to me.

San Juan Island

It’s like paradise, heavenly.

All my worries, all my cares

Disappear up there

I could stay forever in San Juan Island.

 

Sitting here with a glass of wine.

There’s nowhere else I’d rather be

Then on this Island spending time

With you and you here with me.

 

 In San Juan Island

The most beautiful place to me.

San Juan Island

It’s like paradise, heavenly.

All my worries, all my cares

Disappear up there.

I could stay forever in San Juan Island.

 

Michael Stosic
04/18/2017
Michael Stosic

Story

"This was a fun song for me to write, the thought of this old time train going across the country stopping in all of these amazing cities, most of them places I've been to, bringing the good news of salvation."

Michael's new album Gospel Train was arranged and produced by Michael other then I Believe, which was arranged and produced by Pete Mignola. All songs were written by Michael Stosic.

Lyrics

Gospel Train

Written by Michael Stosic

© 2017 MiSto Music BMI

 

 

Gospel train is rolling all around

Gospel train is coming to your town

Bringing news of salvation

All aboard heaven bound.

 

This train starts out in Knoxville, then to Memphis Tennessee

Rolls on up to Mobile then down to Montgomery.

Over to Miami, then Ft Lauderdale

Tallahassee and Atlanta’s scheduled for this rail.

 

Gospel train is rolling all around

Gospel train is coming to your town

Bringing news of salvation

All aboard heaven bound.

 

This train moves on to Hartford, then New Haven’s on the way

Glastonbury, Bangor Maine and Boston has it’s day.

Springfield Massachusetts and Martha’s Vinyard too.

Jersey, Brooklyn and New York will see this train come through.

 

Gospel train is rolling all around

Gospel train is coming to your town

Bringing news of salvation

All aboard heaven bound.

 

Well the next stop is Chicago then on to Peoria

Fort Wayne Indiana Cedar Rapids Iowa.

Up to Kansas City then down to Wichita.

Detroit and St Louis over to Columbia.

 

 

Gospel train is rolling all around

Gospel train is coming to your town

Bringing news of salvation

All aboard heaven bound.

 

Now it’s rolling up to Flagstaff and then Phoenix next in line

Tucson Arizona then Los Angeles on time.

Up to San Francisco then Portland Oregon

On to Friday Harbor, Reno N.V. then it’s done.

Michael Stosic
06/30/2017
Michael Stosic

Story

I wrote this song after my Dad passed away two years ago. I wrote this for my Mom, the song is really my Dad letting her know he's alright and not to worry about him that he's home. Then one day he'll be there to welcome her home.

Lyrics

Welcome Home

Words and Music by Michael Stosic © 2015

  

When I’m gone, it’s all right to let me go

Though I know, it’s so hard right now.

And your heart, is aching you miss me I know

You’ll get through, this sadness somehow.

I wish I were there to wipe all of your tears

Hold you and calm you from all of your fears.

Don’t worry at all about me

You know I am home.

 

Always there, you never once left my side

You remained, always faithful to me.

You had hoped, I could stay and how hard you tried

But it just was my time to leave.

So just think of all of our great years together

You can hold on to those memories forever.

Your tears will then turn into joy

You know I am home.

 

You know it won’t always be like this

Just for a while we must part.

So live your life full right to the end

I’ll always be here in your heart.

 

So for now, you can call I’ll still be there

Even though you won’t feel my touch.

If you speak, to me quietly like in a prayer

You can feel that I loved you so much.

You can hear my voice in a song if you try.

Or see me in all of our children’s eyes.

Then one day you’ll come here to me.

With arms open wide,

and a great big smile

I’ll say welcome home.

 

 

Michael Stosic
06/30/2017

Story

While my Dad was in the hospital my Mom told me at least a hundred times the story of their first date at a high school dance, and they were inseparable ever since. This is a swing song in the style of 1946, what they may have heard on their first date.

Lyrics

The Story Doesn’t End Here

Words and Music by Michael Stosic © 2015

 

It was nineteen forty-six Around the tenth of June.

The kids were headed to the Haven To hear the singers croon.

And dance, oh they would dance.

 

Nancy she was seventeen Couldn’t wait to go

To listen to that big-band play. Les Brown puts on a show.

And dance, oh she could dance.

 

Dip, duck, dodge, dive watch them do the hand jive.

Flip, flop, flapity, fling man those kids can swing.

No need to shed a tear. The story doesn’t end here.

 

Through the doors walked this new guy Flashing his big smile.

Looked around the dark lit room And began to strut his style.

And dance, oh he could dance.

 

Nick was dancing with some girl He caught Nancy’s eye.

She hoped he would come ask her If she would dance that night.

And dance, oh they did dance.

 

Dip, duck, dodge, dive watch them do the hand jive.

Flip, flop, flapity, fling man those kids can swing.

No need to shed a tear.

The story doesn’t end here.

 

Nick and Nancy danced all night The best time of their lives.

Pretty soon four years went by And she became his wife.

 

Dip, duck, dodge, dive watch them do the hand jive.

Flip, flop, flapity, fling man those kids can swing.

No need to shed a tear.

The story doesn’t end here.

Michael Stosic
06/30/2017

Story

This is a song for all of us to try a little harder to walk the walk that we talk about.

Lyrics

Walk The Walk

Words and Music by Michael Stosic © 2015

 

I heard some people talking by the river

Sipping their coffee saying that greed was a crime.

There’s homeless people walking all around them

They didn’t stop to give them one thin dime.

 

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

 

 

Then there’s my friend I’ve known for several years now

Who goes to church on every Sunday morn.

He lifts his hands and shouts out halleluiah

But every week he just keeps watching porn.

 

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

 

 

I’m not trying to just point my finger

Cause there’s three others pointing back at me.

So I will try to show some more compassion

And love my brother with humility.

 

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

If you talk the talk, you better walk the walk.

 

Michael Stosic
06/13/2017
Michael Stosic

Story

There are not too many things more important than teaching our children about God, about faith, about helping others.

Proverbs 22:6 says "Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it."

I wrote this song "Teach My Children Well" for my three children several years ago. My favorite line in the song says "It's what they learn from me, that makes them blind or see, Lord help me to teach my children well."

I now have three little grandchildren who I love with all my heart, and it is my three year old grandson Max's voice your hear on the beginning of the song praying with me. I talk to Max all the time about God and he loves to pray with me. We always ask the blessing when we have a meal together and Max likes to hold hands when we do that. Max is learning and he won't depart from it when he gets older.

Lyrics

Teach My Children Well

Written by: Michael Stosic

© 2017 MiSto Music BMI

 

Of all the gifts that God so dearly blessed me with

The ones I thank Him most for when I pray

Are my three little children who I love so much

I ask God to protect them every day.

 

I think about how fast that they are growing up

It’s sad to think it really won’t be long

Before they step out in the world on their own.

Will they know how to choose from right or wrong.

 

Do I teach my children they can always call on God

Or will they grow up trying to do it all themselves.

Do they know how to pray or not know what to say

Lord help me to teach my children well.

Do I teach my children to reach out to those in need

Or will they grow up hiding safely in a shell.

It’s what they learn from me that makes them blind or see

Lord help me to teach my children well.

 

Now is the time that I can most influence them

To be a good example in their eyes.

So when they step out in the world on their own

They won’t get caught up in the world’s lies.

Michael Stosic
06/30/2017

Story

A song about my marriage, our family and looking back thirty-nine years life has been pretty good.

Lyrics

Thirty-Nine Years

Words and Music by Michael Stosic © 2015

 

When I got out of school my life was pretty scary till

I met a pretty girl and she said why don’t we marry.

I thought about it saying are you sure that’s necessary.

Now we’ve been married thirty-nine years.

 

Thirty-nine years of fussing and a fighting.

Thirty-nine years of wronging and a righting.

Thirty-nine years of loving and delighting.

We’ve been married thirty-nine years.

 

We lost our first baby but we had three others.

Blessed with a son and two lovely daughters.

Raised them best we could like fish out of water.

We’ve been married thirty-nine years.

 

Thirty-nine years of fussing and a fighting.

Thirty-nine years of wronging and a righting.

Thirty-nine years of loving and delighting.

We’ve been married thirty-nine years.

 

Well we sit by our pond drink coffee every morning.

Share the newspaper read a story that is boring.

Say a few words get up and leave without a warning.

We’ve been married thirty-nine years.

 

Thirty-nine years of fussing and a fighting.

Thirty-nine years of wronging and a righting.

Thirty-nine years of loving and delighting.

We’ve been married thirty-nine years.

 

As I look back now life’s been good I have to say.

We have a house in Reno and one on Mitchell Bay.

Three grandbabies and maybe more someday.

We’ve been married thirty-nine years.

 

Thirty-nine years of fussing and a fighting.

Thirty-nine years of wronging and a righting.

Thirty-nine years of loving and delighting.

We’ve been married thirty-nine years.

 

 

 

Michael Stosic
03/29/2017

Story

He's Alive is a song I wrote about the death and resurrection of Christ as seen through the eyes of Mary Magdalene. Good Friday has been such an important day to me for so long. I think about the pain and suffering Christ went through for us, out of his love for us all. I weep when I think about this but it turns to joy as the tomb was found empty by Mary and the others. Why do you seek the living among the dead...He's alive!

produced and arranged by Michael Stosic 

Lyrics

He’s Alive

Michael Stosic

© 2017 MiSto Music BMI

 

Mary Magdalene was there when they crucified the Lord

She stood there watching Him in disbelief.

The one whom she had followed hangs upon a cross

And the joy she once had now turned into grief.

Then a darkness covered all the earth as she heard Jesus cry out.

And she watched her Savior take His final breath.

 

Early Sunday morning on the first day of the week

Mary and the others went down to the tomb.

When they got there they found that the stone was rolled away

When they looked inside Jesus wasn’t in the room.

And behold two men in shining garments looked at them and said

Why do you seek the living among the dead?

 

He’s alive, He’s alive

Jesus Christ was crucified

On the third day He did rise.

He’s alive, He’s alive.

He conquered death for everyone

Now celebrate this time

He’s alive.

 

Mary rushed back into town to share with all the rest

Of the miracle and all that she had seen.

She told them of the empty tomb and what the angels said,

But her friends just laughed they didn’t believe.

Just then Peter jumped out of his seat and he ran to see for himself,

And when he saw the linen garments lying there, he screamed.

 

He’s alive, He’s alive

Jesus Christ was crucified

On the third day He did rise.

He’s alive, He’s alive.

He conquered death for everyone

Now celebrate this time

He’s alive.

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