Lyrics (Grace Album)

Grace (2014)
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Angel

Gotta find a good woman now/ Woman can I trust are you out there/ Are you just/ You can take my heart if you must

 

Alley Cat Hollow

There’s danger around feels like you’re under ground/ Whatever you do don’t smile/ Whatever you do don’t frown/ Don’t talk in whispers/ Don’t talk too loud/ Don’t walk too lame/ Don’t walk too proud/ All this is something you learn/ How not to get hot when your ears start to burn/ You don’t show your fear just try to look bored/ You’re doing just fine when you’re being ignored/ And survive your livings all done now/ you just need to survive/ none of us remember how it felt to feel but we cry with our bullets and fists/ Rage this beautiful rage at least we’ve got that in common my dear/ You’re in the city now/ Your way down town/ But don’t act too classy/ And don’t be a clown/ Down in alley cat hollow hear the night life scream out/ under the buildings scratch that moon from your dreams/ you better be ready to sell your body if you want some dinner tonight/ you better be ready to kill or run like hell/ Run like hell run like hell/ don’t look back now/ run like hell run like hell … from alley cat hollow

 

Austin Town

I sit by the phone in Austin Town and no-one calls I’m all alone/ I feel used up and I’m sleeping all the time, I’m running on empty and I’m going nowhere anyway/ and it’s not right and I’m going gray and it’s not night but it’s not day/ I sit by the phone in Austin Town and no-one calls, I’m all alone/ In a hotel room waiting for a sign but the wall is empty and there’s no hand to write/ and it’s not right and I’m going gray and it’s not night but it’s not day/ Love is strong when faith is week, angels pull me from the deep/ What is it that I seek/ Who was it that said i was week when I sought the council of the meek

 

Baby Blue (I Left the Party Early)

I can’t do anything to save you/ But if I can keep myself alive/ Maybe I can help somebody someday/ But I still hope it’s you/ Baby baby blue what can I do for you/ Nothing nothing nothing but I love you/ I was like a ghost/ I’m still just partly man/ Haunting spirits danced through my disappearing veins/ Deluding me with pretty thoughts that murdered worse than Cain/ Baby Baby blue what can I do for you/Nothing nothing nothing but I love you/ I am so embarrassed by the truth I couldn’t tell/ Of why I thought you were the one to save me from my hell/ My sweet Joan of Arc sent to spring me from my cell/ Baby baby blue what can I do for you/ Nothing nothing nothing but I love you/ Baby baby baby blue what can I do for you/ Nothing nothing nothing but I love you/ Baby baby blue what can I do for you nothing nothing nothing but to leave you.

 

Concrete Heart

What I would’ve given to feel this good/ Now here I am do you think I should/ And I would have died so I could live/ If I’d known you didn’t need to forgive/ Cause I didn’t need to see your Grace not in that place I needed your Face/ And bad advice comes at great price/ Before you blink it becomes a vice/ …Young enough to think that I’ve grown old/ My soul’s been bought but my body’s been sold/ Concrete heart, Concrete..would you break my concrete heart separate the sand and blow it into glass… make this church a window…open I’ll die like this not live like that/ My spirit can walk now, before it just sat/ Concrete Heart, Concrete..would you break my concrete heart, separate the sand and blow it into glass/ Concrete Heart, Concrete..would you break my concrete heart separate the sand and blow it into glass, make this church a window…

 

Home

Crossing the River Jordan stone by stone/ I’m doing just fine then I look down/ There’s galaxies under me/ I’m falling free… into a sun/ It’s burning me it’s burning me/ You take my hand say/ Follow me Home going home/ So close yet so far away/ Grace you were the one/ who finally gave me a son/ Home take me home so close yet so far away/ Home going home/ so close yet so far away Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia

 

Dance of the Dawn

I keep thinking I’m a pawn and when you’ve made your move with me I’ll be gone/ And I’ll never see the moon or the dawn/ I keep thinking that my chump change plane will crash/ when the engines of my soul run out of cash/ But you let me borrow your song so I’d have a way to belong/ ‘Cause you knew in two days you’d be gone and I’d need to sing to breathe on/ There’s a light on in the bedroom of the house on the hill/ I stand at the window and think of all the time there’s still to kill/ I go out for a walk/ Think I must already be gone ’cause I can’t even find the dirt of the planet I’m on/ out in the darkness/ I find piles and piles of sod/ out in the darkness/ but no-one has a lawn/ You let me borrow your song so I’d have a way to belong/ ‘Cause you knew in two days you’d be gone and I’d need to dance to move on -you…. you – you let me borrow your song so I’d have a way to belong/ ‘Cause you knew in two days you’d be gone and I’d need to sing to breathe on/ You let me borrow your song so I’d have a way to belong/ ‘Cause you knew in two days you’d be gone and I’d need to dance to move on in you, oh I did I did did..moved on through/ And you were the breath I needed…you, the breath, that when I breathed I became new

 

Foster Kid

I come to you today on the pills the doctors say I can’t afford not to take/ These spiritual chemicals crash like waves in my brain/ am I crazy am I sane all I know is I’m in pain/ Home was rough but home to home was rougher so I got tough and I got tougher/ Traded round like an unwanted dog/ Grandma, Grandpa Aunts and Uncles then to strangers/ Well I must say/ place to place place to place place to place/ But I won’t give up today/ can’t promise for tomorrow/ And I won’t trade tears for rage there’s movement to this sorrow2x/ Before I’m too old will I get the chance to play with a Mom and Dad who’ll let me stay/ Someday I pray someday I pray someday I pray/ But I won’t give up today can’t promise for tomorrow/ And I won’t trade tears for rage there’s movement to this sorrow/ They talked about my problems they shook their heads when I pulled my hair out/ Scratched and bled/ Reactive Attachment Disorder and ADD that’s me but can they hear can they see who I am through both of these/ But I won’t give up today can’t promise for tomorrow/ And I won’t trade tears for rage there’s movement to this sorrow2x/ But I won’t give up today can’t promise for tomorrow/ And I won’t trade tears for rage there’s movement to this sorrow2x/ No I won’t give up today….

 

Foster god (*song title note on bottom of page)

I forgive you foster god for driving sheep with whips ahead of thee/ I forgive you foster god for making your will what I couldn’t be/ I forgive you foster god for all the hands that you laid on me/ I forgive you foster god for promised loving gardens gone to seed/ Free free me from your self from your help/ I forgive you foster god for telling me to push into the night/ I forgive you foster god for laughing as I flew round neon light/ Free free me from your self from your hell/ Like a camp fire built too tall by fools making a bet you burned bright then left me in a shivering dark sweat oh how I wish we’d never met/ I forgive you foster god for being there just ’till I needed you most/ Then the day the music died came back to haunt me and your rock of ages rolled right off the edge of the coast…  was left without even a glimmer of your ghost but I was…Free free free free/ goodbye goodbye goodbye and goodbye

 

Be

I want to know love and be embraced by something beautiful/ I would want to know how to explain it/ If I wanted to tell the story/ Sweet embrace, warmth and mirth/ To wait is faith/ I know there’s pain but it’s Ok it’s Ok/ I won’t put my best foot forward/ Won’t turn and run away/ I will be… yeah be… yeah/ Be… just be I will be/ I want to enjoy I want something to have a good laugh about/ I would want to have tears on my face/ Holy sweat from my heart dancing/ See your face… face my faith/ Find my place and be sane/ Finally sane finally sane/ I won’t put my best foot forward/ Won’t turn and run away/ I will be… yeah, be… yeah, be…yeah, be… yeah, be… just be… I will be

 

Love and Chemicals

It’s not the strike but the remorseful stroke that makes you think/ “Maybe he won’t hit you tomorrow”/ But love is a dance when two hearts awake into action/ It’s never the chemicals of fear and control interacting/ Quiet down… your heart, try and remember who you were at the start/ Love is a dance when two hearts awake into action/ It’s never the chemicals of fear and control interacting/ Leave before it’s too late, he already left you/ Red and white, black and blue

 

My Song

You used to like me/ now you don’t, I could let it bother me but I won’t/ I don’t care what you say/ I never needed you anyway/ And I’m not going away I am what I am and I like myself this way/ Now you don’t even start, you’re blowing up right now but you could still fall off the charts/ If you were smart, you’d make yourself some real friends who aren’t scared into the part/ I’m not going away I am what I am and I like myself this way/ I think it’s a shame to watch you saw the branch that you’re standing on off/ ’cause you think everyone else is lame/ Well maybe it’s you whose to blame/ I’m not going away I am what I am and I like myself this way/ I am what I am and I like myself this way/ I am what I am and I like myself this way/ I am what I am and I like myself this way/  You know forgiveness is the best, ‘Cause someone can’t hurt you anymore when you make ‘em leave your chest/ I’m not going away I am what I am and I like myself this way/ I am what I am and I like myself this way/ I am what I am and I accept myself today 

 

Pillow

Oh Lord tell me if I’m wrong/ If only I knew before the song ends/ I would crawl the ground for you/ Want to be close to you/ But I’m walking hot pavement with no shoes/ Hearing you I know this would be so different/ I could rest my run-down head on pillows of your grace/ Oh Lord tell me that there’s hope/ Tell me something to help me cope/ Tell me Lord please whisper it/ What I need to do I don’t care if you yell it Just let me know it’s from you from you/ They say that you come in peace But what if these sick feelings don’t cease/ Hearing you I know this would be so different/ I could rest my run-down head on pillows of your grace/ Hearing you I know this would be so different/ I could rest my run-down head on pillows of your grace/ I could rest my run-down head on pillows of your grace

 

The Rainbow Over the Wall

You say God’s got a funny sense of humor after everything you’ve seen/ He must be a cosmic sadist, a madman or maybe just asleep/ You ask me why I still believe as I scratch my sores/ And wipe my nose on my sleeve/ I realize you are asking me/ The question I ask my self each and every day/ So I just close my eyes and this is what I say…/ One day I saw a rainbow going over Roger Waters wall/ Now I believe there’s a Lion/ C.S. Lewis you were right after all/ One day I saw a rainbow going over Roger waters wall/ Now I believe there’s a Lion/ C.S. Lewis you were right after all/ One day I saw a rainbow going over Roger Waters Wall/ I believe there’s a rainbow if you get up off your heart and call

 

Whiskey Woman

Whiskey Woman pass me a cigarette/ Lie so sweet tell me I won’t regret/ ‘Cause I’ve got voices in my head/ They hurt my mind I gotta kill em all dead/ Jesus Jesus where are you?/ I heard you frequented bars/ Even a last ditch desperate dive like me/ If I were a better man I’d call my wife back and tell her I needed her here/ But I am not/ Can you do it for me?/ Jesus Jesus where are you?/ I heard you frequented bars even a last ditch desperate dive like me/ They’ve got my wife pegged all wrong/ They’re blind if they think she’s that kind of girl—though she lay with the Devil… that night ’till day/ Jesus Jesus where are you? I heard you frequented bars/ Even a last ditch desperate dive like me/ Oh Jesus Jesus where are you?/ I heard you frequented bars/ Even a last ditch desperate dive like me/ Is that your hand on my shoulder?

 

Thank You

Thank You for your mercy/ Thank you for your grace/ Thank you for your presence/ Thank you for your peace/ Thank you I know I’m in pieces/ And I know you’re making me whole/ Thank you for your patience/ Thank you for your love/ Thank you for your faithfulness/ Thank you for your peace/ Thank you I know I’m in pieces/ And I know you’re making me whole/ Thank you for your warm sun/ Thanks for your cool rain / Thank you for the sea breeze/ Thank you for your peace/ Thank you I know I’m in pieces/ And I know you’re making me whole/ Thank you I know I’m in pieces/ And I know you’re making me whole

 

Grace

Love love, who made love/ God is love, God is love/ love love love… love/ Life, without love makes death seem like…God’s best gift from above/ Oh she met me in the alley as I stumbled out the back door/ Too drunk too find my way home/ Oh She led me to my bed where I cursed her and said/ “I don’t know if I love you anymore”/ You knew I didn’t mean it/ Cooked me breakfast in the morning/ I don’t deserve you Grace/ I, I am finally willing to admit that you’re better than me/ Just don’t leave… me… fatally lonely/ Love…. take not, my, codependency/ Dealer you’re dead, you’re dead don’t you see?/ Dealer you’re dead and not just to me/ You can take your devil candy store limo and drown it in the Sea/ Dealer you’re dead, you’re dead don’t you see/ dealer your dead/ for eternity/ You can honk honk honk…honk all you want but my ears are free/ Yeah she met me in the alley as I stumbled out the back door/ Too drunk to find my my home/ She led me to my bed where I cursed her and said/ “I don’t know if I love you anymore”/ She met me in the alley as I stumbled out the back door/ Too drunk to find my way…/ You met me in the alley as I stumbled out the back door/ Too drunk to find my way home/ You led me to my bed where I cursed you instead of saying I loved you evermore…evermore/ Darling you helped me find my eyes and put them back into my face/ You’re my beauty and my love/ my amazing Grace

 *The title “Foster god” was inspired by Jay Bakker’s book “FALL TO GRACE” a very helpful read for me.

 

 

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