INSTRUMENTALS

Instrumentals include: Joy, Maggie’s Song, Elizabeth’s Song, Rain (Rachel’s Song), Orange Blossoms (Samuel’s Song), The 405, March of the Masks, 40, Anytime, The Last Hoorah (Andy’s Song), Winter Symphony (four movements), Blue



FAITH BASED

Click Song Title -->Lullaby for His ChildrenThe Angels HymnUntilEven MeLord, I Will Call Upon YouMerciful GodComing Soon

Lullaby for His Children

For my precious children with love.

Hush my babies don’t you cry
I will sing you a lullaby
Don’t you fear to go to sleep
With angels watching over, you He will keep

It’s time now to close your eyes
Through the night He’ll stay by your side
So hush my babies don’t you cry
G-d is holding onto to you tonight

Chords: G, Am


Backstory

Traditional lullabies can be a little scary to some children — with the boughs breaking and cradles falling such, so I decided to write a new, more edifying one for my kids.  I sang it to them when they were young and now none of them remember it, but I do.

I wrote this September 1997 for my children. At that time, I had a miracle three babies– my fourth little joy would not arrive for three more years after I wrote this.

I brought it out and dusted it off during the pandemic some 23 years after it was written.  My heart still utterly melts when I think of my children, who are all now grown into lovely adults.

I feel like they are all still here with me when I sing it now.

The Angels Hymn

Intro

Verse / Chorus

Angels rest not the day
They cry out to each other
While singing His praise
They sing “Holy, holy, holy, Lord G-d Almighty,
Holy, holy, holy, Lord G-d Almighty….”

Who was and is and is to come (sing praises to the One…)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)
Who was….and is……….and is to come.

Verse / Chorus

Righteous G-d your mercy reigns
Just and true, mysterious ways
Let every creature in Heaven, earth and sea,
Join in now and sing praises to the One….

Who was and is and is to come (sing praises to the One…)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)
Who was….and is……….and is to come.

Bridge

I heard the voice of many angels
The morning stars all sang together
The sons of God shout out in joy… as they all join together  to sing praises to the G-d…..

Chorus

Who was and is and is to come (sing praises to the One…)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)

Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)

Who was and is and is to come (sing praises to the One…)
Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)

Who was and is and is to come  (harmonies in reply)
Who was….and is……….and is to come.

Outro Fade


The music came a lot more quickly to this song than the lyrics.  I wanted the lyrics to be very simple and focused on praising G-d and not on what He can do for us.

Scripture references for this song are from Revelation 4:8, Revelation 5:13, and Isaiah 6:3.

Written during the Pandemic – July 2020, Music and Lyrics Lahle Wolfe Ehrlich

Until

Glory - Digital Photography Art by Lahle Ehrlich

Glory – Digital Photography Art by Lahle Wolfe Ehrlich

Intro

Verse/Chorus

Until I’m there with You….. oh my sweet Lord
I’m glad You’re here with me
Until I close my eyes and breathe in my last breath
I’ll worship you with every breath I take…

Because I know, I know….oh Lord I know
I know You’re coming.

Verse/Chorus

Until I’m there with You….. oh my sweet Lord
Holy Spirit comfort me
Until I kneel before You …. one Particular Day my King
I’ll knee in prayer each day….

Because I know, I know….oh Lord I know
I know You’re coming soon.

Instrumental Bridge

I know      I know  (softly)
I know      I know…. (softly return to chorus)

I know, I know….oh Lord I know
I know You’re coming for me.

Outro


Notes: I was praying during a particularly rough time and told God that until I was there with Him I was so glad He was here with me. These simple words were powerful to me as I focused on His presence in my life.  I wanted the song to be simple — about Him and not me.  

Main Chords:  E/C Dsus7 Csus/F5 D7 G

Music and Lyrics Lahle Wolfe Ehrlich
2019

Even Me

Even Me, a gospel song by Lahle Wolfe

Verse/Chorus

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
So why do all these things come to my mind?
He maketh me to lie down in His green pastures      
But the grass sure looks so green on the other side

His grace is sweet and ohhhh too good for me
His love is strong and it set me free
Ain’t it Amazin’ Grace after all the things I’ve done
He loves me, He loves even me

Verse/Chorus

I don’t like valleys or the shadow of death
He said don’t fear no evil, well OK, but I sure fear all the rest
Like what you folks think of me, and am I good enough?
And what will happen to me if someone calls my bluff

His grace is sweet and ohhhh too good for me
His love is strong and it set me free
Ain’t it Amazin’ Grace after all the things I’ve done
He loves me, He loves even me

Instrumental Bridge

Chorus/Chorus

His grace is sweet and ohhhh too good for me
His love is strong and it set me free
Ain’t it Amazin’ Grace after all the things I’ve done
He loves me, He loves even me

His gift is free and He saved a wretch like me
He said He wants me for all eternity ohhhh
Ain’t it Amazin’ Grace after all the things I’ve done
He loves me, He loves even me.


Music and Lyrics Lahle Wolfe Ehrlich
1999

Verse:  EAB EAB   Chorus:  E A B E A B

Notes: Sitting in the tub decades ago, I just started singing this song.  I was definitely singing about myself because I have been forgiven for so much.  I praise Him for forgiveness, but we must also cease from our mistakes.  That’s often the harder part for me.

Verse that did not make it: 

He leads me beside His calm still waters
But I still keep drowning in an ocean of pride
He restores me soul, His path is straight righteousness
But I can’t even walk straight down a bowling lane.

Lord, I will Call Upon You

Verse (in rounds)

Essaouria Morocco

Essaouria Morocco

Oh Lord I will call upon You
Oh Lord I will call upon You
You are with me in trouble and trial
Oh Lord I will call upon You

Oh Lord I will call upon You
Oh Lord I will call upon You
You are with me in trouble and trial
Oh Lord I will call upon You

Chorus

Merciful G-d
Your grace abounds
You’re slow to anger 
And quick to forgive
Lord, Almighty G-d
Overflowing with love
Your faithfulness is just
And my brokeness’ healed

Verse (in rounds)

Oh Lord I will call upon You
Oh Lord I will call upon You
You will deliver me, You will deliver me
Oh Lord I will call upon You

Oh Lord I will call upon You
Oh Lord I will call upon You
You will deliver me, You will deliver me
Oh Lord I will call upon You

Chorus

Merciful G-d
Your grace abounds
You’re slow to anger 
And quick to forgive
Lord, Almighty G-d
Overflowing with love
Your faithfulness is just
And my brokeness’ healed


August 2020, Music and Lyrics Lahle Ehrlich

Merciful G-d

Looking Up

Looking Up

Verses

Merciful G-d don’t let me go through this alone 
I try to walk with You, but catch my feet upon the stones
Face down and prone now, my spirit’s broken broken
O my G-d, please don’t let me go through this alone

Chorus

I’m calling through the rain, do you feel my pain?
Do you feel me? Can you feel me?
I don’t understand, You say you have a plan,
but are you here with me? Here with me?
I can’t take this pain, so I’m crying out your name
Do you hear me? Hear me?

When I cry out to you…..

Verse

Merciful G-d, I know Your grace abounds
I lift my hands to You, keep me from breaking down
I can’t get up without You, my heart is crushed is crushed crushed
I plead Oh, G-d …… don’t let me go through this alone 

Chorus

I’m calling through the rain, do you feel my pain?
Do you feel me? Can you feel me?
I don’t understand, You say you have a plan,
but are you here with me? Here with me?
I can’t take this pain, so I’m crying out your name
Do you hear me? Hear me?

When I cry out to you…..

Verse

O precious child, I hear and you are not alone
I’ll carry you through this storm, I’ll be your cornerstone
I’ll lift you up again, I’ll restore your soul…
Child receive my peace, I’m with you even through this storm

Outro

I’m with you even through this storm
I’m with you even through this storm
I’m with you even through this storm

August 2020, Music and Lyrics Lahle Ehrlich

COMING SOON

MULTI GENRE ORIGINALS

Click Song Title -->Every Time I See YouTrouble TroubleKiss Me Or Don'tSome ThingsHoney Bee

Every Time I See You

Do you, do you, do you, do you love me like I love you?
Do you, do you, do you want me like I want you?
Can you, can you see me like I see you?
My love…

You make my heart go doo doodiddily wop doo doo beep beep beep beep
Whenever I see you it skips a beat
You make my heart go doo doodiddily wop doo doo beep beep beep beep
My love….

Do you, do you dream of dreams come true with me?
Do you, do you want to say I do? I do!
Maybe get a dog, a house, and our first Christmas tree…
My love…..

You make my heart go doo doodiddily wop doo doo beep beep beep beep
Whenever I see you it skips a beat
You make my heart go doo doodiddily wop doo doo beep beep beep beep
My love….

Trouble Trouble

Male and female ballet dancers dancing alone in ballroom.

Verse/Chorus

I don’t want you to go
But I can’t let you stay
I like the way you look at me
Now my butterflies won’t go away
(softly) …don’t go….. don’t stay …. please go…. stay

I don’t want you to go
But you really can’t stay
‘Cause when I lean into kiss you baby
You know you won’t turn away
(softly) If you stay…you need to know know know
              that I’m..

Trouble trouble I’m falling into trouble with you… (with you)
Like Stevie Ray I’m bound for double trouble … (with you)
If you stay you know what we’re ….g o n n a … do
And you’ll be falling falling falling …. into trouble trouble with me too

Verse/Chorus

I really need you to go now
Before things go too far
It’s not too late to stop the start
Before it all gets too hard
(softly) But the heart wants what the heart wants…

Trouble trouble I’m falling into trouble with you… (with you)
Like Stevie Ray I’m bound for double trouble … (with you)
If you stay you know what we’re ….g o n n a … do
And you’ll be falling falling falling …. into trouble trouble with me too

Instrumental Bridge / Guitar Solo

Chorus

Trouble trouble I’m falling into trouble with you… (with you)
Trouble trouble I’m falling into trouble with you… (with you)
Trouble trouble I’m falling into trouble with you… (with you)
Like Stevie Ray I’m bound for double trouble …(with you) 
If you stay you know what we’re ….g o n n a … do
And you’ll be falling falling falling …. into trouble trouble with me too

Outro

Copyright 2016, Music and Lyrics by Lahle Wolfe

Kiss Me Or Don’t

Black and white photo of couple sitting on bench holding hands.

Intro

Verse/Chorus

Say you will or say you won’t
You say you love me but I think you don’t
Break my heart baby baby… but don’t break it slow

Don’t lie come clean ’cause you know I can tell
That’s not my perfume that I smell
Break my heart but don’t break it slow

I’m so tired of hearing all your lies
Your boyish charm doesn’t work and it really really hurts
When you pull your hand from mine
It doesn’t matter what you say you’ll do
You know you’ve been untrue
So kiss me, or don’t

Verse/Chorus

I can feel her in your hips
One kiss will tell me if there’s a lie on your lips
Break my heart baby baby… but don’t break it slow

I’m so tired of hearing all your lies
Your boyish charm doesn’t work and it really really hurts
When you pull your hand from mine
It doesn’t matter what you say you’ll do
You know you’ve been untrue
So kiss me, or don’t

Instrumental Bridge

Chorus

I’m so tired of hearing all your lies
Your boyish charm doesn’t work and it really really hurts
When you pull your hand from mine
It doesn’t matter what you say you’ll do
You know you’ve been untrue
So kiss me, or don’t

Outro


Intro and all verses:  Am Dm Am Dm Am E Am F E Am
Chorus:  F Am F Am F E Am

Some Things

Dark Rose 2 by Lahle Wolfe

A love song about leaving the past in the past, unless you are reminiscing, of course.

Chords:  D     E9/D9 

Some things can never be unsaid
Like I love you,  yes, I do
What was I thinking way back when
When I was young?

Some things can never be unheard
 But I’m reminiscing about love songs
That were never even sung
When I was young

When I was young…. ooh ahh
When  was young …. ooo ahh
When I was young…..ooo ahhh
When I was young…..ooh ahhh

Some things should never be undone
Still I miss you sometimes
Sometimes I don’t
Because….

Some things can never be unsaid
Like I love you, yes, I do
What was I thinking way back when?

(Fade out)

Honey Bee

My Honey Bee by Lahle Wolfe

I love you
You love me
We go together like Long Island and tea
You’re my baby you’re my sweetie you’re my honey bee

You’re my candy
I’m your drug
We’re closer than two bugs in a rug
You’re my baby you’re my sweetie you’re my honey bee

I’m your groupie
Your my fan
We’re tighter than any one-man band
You’re my baby you’re my sweetie you’re my honey bee

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE

I’m your girlie
You’re my boy
You’ll always be my favorite toy
You’re my baby you’re my sweetie you’re my honey bee

I’m your high
You’re my five
I love it when you swarm my hive
Cause you’re my baby you’re my sweetie you’re my honey bee

Music & Lyrics by Lahle Wolfe, 2017

POLITICAL MESSAGE

Click Song Title -->GoodnightKnock Knock

Verse

Woke up in the morning everything was all right
Left to myself didn’t lay awake at night but
The climate changed and there was no justice for all
Hearts filled with hatred protected by a wall
It’s getting darker can’t you see the light?
It’s almost midnight will we be all right?

Chorus

Bombs are shooting across friendly skies
So afraid of change just believe the lies
When old men fight the young men die
“Mamma” he said, before he said goodnight

……

Lines that did not make the final cut:

We’re turning everywhere except on high
Let your hatred fall and His praises rise
Mask your love and flag all your fears

Knock Knock

Music and Lyrics
2016

Knock Knock, Song by Lahle Wolfe about domestic violence

Verse

I feel a burning on my skin
He said “knock, knock girl, let me in.”
Hesitated dazed I was too afraid
He said, “Silly girl, do you know the mess you made?”

I feel a tingling down my spine
“Knock, knock girl, let me in you’re mine.”
Once again too slow to answer in time
He said, “Bad bad girl you need to get… in…. line.”

Knock knock girl, he broke down the door
He hit me hard and I hit the floor
“Your fault girl should’ve let me in
Now get on your knees and repent … your sins.”

The whiskey devil grabs my neck
It’s boozy stench starts to steal my breath
“Knock knock lady,” screamed The Man, “let us in”
Now the monster in cuffs just turns… and grins

Bridge (Rap Version)

How many lives could we have saved
If we listened to the stories instead of victim shamed
How many more innocents would still be here
If abusers weren’t a secret and mothers didn’t live in fear
How much better if victims weren’t blamed
For the bruises on their faces and when they lose the game
it’s not the hurting fallen who need to change.

No place to hide, no place to go
Another mother on the run with a TRO
Half asleep with her babies at the Motel Six 
He kicks in the door and there’s one final … click.


According to the Centers for Disease Control, in the United States alone,  4.8 million women are victims intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes.   I was one.*

2.9 million men are victims of physical assault from their partners.  That adds up to almost 7.7 million domestic violence victims per year in the USA, or roughly 2% of the population.

COLLABORATIONS & CONTRIBUTIONS

Click Song Title -->The Love You’ve Shown To Me

The Love You’ve Shown To Me

© Murray Pollard & Lahle Ehrlich (SOCAN/ASCAP) 2020

Joyfully I sing to You for Lord, You are my God
I sing of Your grace and loving kindness
I will not put worthless things before You
but will share the love and joy You brought to me

Chorus

I will praise you in Your Glory
I will praise You in my story
all my life I will praise, the love You’ve shown to me
and Your Glory, and Your Glory

Verse

I submit to you my Lord, you are the King of Kings
I sing of the sacrifice you made for me
I will not hide the light, that shines down on me
but will share the love and joy You brought to me

Chorus

I will praise you in Your Glory
I will praise you in my story
all my life I will praise, the love You’ve shown to me
and Your Glory, and Your Glory

Instrumental Bridge

Prechorus

I will lift up my heart to the Lord above
who has the power to set me, set me free

Chorus

I will praise You in Your Glory
I will praise You in my story
all my life I will praise, the love You’ve shown to me
and Your Glory, and Your Glory

Outro: Chorus instrumental to fade, vamp out vocals.