As far as I could understand them (or retype them ;-) ) and for the rest...
thanks J for enduring hours of forced listening ;-) !!!! Also THANK YOU to Gigi who helped me on Soul & Story! 
Those lyrics are what you REALLY HEAR, not just what is printed in the CD booklets...if there even are any printed lyrics available...

And also a very heartfelt Thank You to Jonathan (!!!) who kindly submitted
 the lyrics to Blind since I was unable to understand certain parts :-)


|| Clash || God Candy || Deep End of the Ocean || This I Know ||
|| Glory Come Undone || Identity Theft || Where The Fire Starts ||
|| Soul & Story: Volume I ||

 

No Name Town
Enticement
Clash
Blind
Mayday
Unlucky
Rise
Bellywalk
Bleak Sunrise
Bonus Live Track "Je t'aime"

 

Deep End of the Ocean

 

Shannon's Dance
If I
Bubble Town
Kelly Lane
Trip if you have to
Only When the Rain Slips in
Away
Crane's Roost
Empty Aisles
High School in Disguise
Denied
Coffee and Tea
Show and Tell
The Angels Grin
Wounded Guide
God Candy

 

Life Is Safe
The Old Rugged Cross
Please God Come
Precious Jesus
Use Your Wings
How Great Thou Art
Heart Of The Earth
Jesus I Love You
Golden Street
I Believe In You
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
Selah
Bonus Track "Zion"

 

This Is Not My Home
I Will Run
Nothing Can Take You Away From Me
Dancing On The Streets Of Gold
Need
Here Comes The Bride
This Day
Suddenly Naked
Come Undone
Freedom Song
Glory
Beggar In Love
Jehovah Rophe

 

On Three
Perfect Display
Feel This
Falling Into Sounds
Reveal
We're Listening
The Whole World Is Falling Apart
Healer
Ride
Illuminate
Flint
Eyes Of Grace

 

Everything Is Possible
After The Water Breaks
Shout
This Darkness
Don't Lose Heart
Let The Beauty Out
Something Worth Defending
Come Clean
Heaven Knows (I'm A Long Shot)
Burst Wide Open
The Dark Room

 

You're so young
In the Image
Homesick
I'm On Your Side
She's My Little Girl
Before Love Came to Me
Jeffrey Wrestled the Angel
A Letter to My Son
Don't Listen to Me, Anymore
Bedtime Story

No Name Town
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Growing up in a town that has no name
Never knowing which young dame to claim
Feeling like this is the only land in the world
Your patriotism each day more curled

Growing up in a town that has no name
Is your mother eccentric or insane?

Is life just another quest
Out of all the questions surely you jest
Well I made a mistake right along the way
My mother ain't crazy, she's okay

Growing up in a town that has no name
Rewrite history on the walls of fame
Growing up in a town that has no name
Never knowing which young dame to claim
Hey!

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Enticement
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

You - you want me - it's about bending me
Enticement for excitement
You're so cool, you're so cool

Oh - but I won't be your ransom
Just because I'm not handsome
Hey

You linger just to finger
Then you stare
You entice through the sight
You ain't nice, you ain't nice

Oh - but I won't be your ransom
Oh - just because I'm not handsome
Don't mean I can't kill

Enticement for excitement
You're so cool, you're so cool
You're so cool, you're so cool

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Clash
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Simple minds, they may clash,
But complex brains soothe like a rash.
Superstition is for the shallow mind.
Outside yourself,
Ye shall find,
The way, the truth and the life.
Before that day, one last fight.

When we clash, the worlds smash.
Clash, clash, clash

Why're you so pale, just inhale.
There's so much time to feel sublime.
So sit back, relax, enjoy the show.

When we clash, the worlds smash.
Clash, clash, clash

Do I run or hide? I don't know.
Do I breathe or sigh? I don't know.
Do I kneel or keel? I don't know.
Do I stay or pray? I don't know.
Am I right or left? I don't know.
Am I up or down? I don't know.
Am I six feet under the ground?
You say to me, don't you come around here no more.

Simple minds, they may clash,
But complex brains soothe like a rash.

Jonathan: What do you say, Richard?
Richard: Uh?
Jonathan: Wanna do it one more time?
Richard: Yeah.
Jonathan: Alright. Here we go.

Who is love?
I see His son,
To my face,
I see your love.

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Blind
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Open your eyes to see who's blind
The light is shining so bright

It's our wits that make us stronger inside
The ties that bind...our kind

Deafen the pulse to see who's alive
Don't you leave, Darling, ride with me
You'll go....

It's our wits that make us stronger inside
The ties that bind...our kind

It's our wits that make us stronger inside
The ties that bind...our kind

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Mayday
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

For 7 days and 7 nights
Harold washed
On Christmas not a day off
He labored for his wife and his child
In hopes of a day they'd run wild

Mayday! Mayday!

Then one night
The hand of God took control
His righteous wrath took its toll
Can His lungs rise above the crashing waves?
To let the white man hear His rage

Mayday! Mayday!

The man's child saw Harold's pain
For she was pure
Innocence is the cure

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Unlucky
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

You're not my brother, not at all
You saved my sister - so what
A string of luck was all it was
You better be careful, I'm gonna f*** you up

You're not my brother
Look at your eyes - they're a different color
And a different size
So what's behind those puppy dog eyes?

Don't cross the line, it's a very thin line
It's a gray shade, called a masquerade
If you don't show me I'll rip it off
Right down to the bone

You peer down with eagle eyes
At the one thing that ties
Me to life and love
You suck it out with vampire blood

My mother's crazy she has this side
She has sympathy for the devil's eyes
And though disguised as pure love
A forgotten son should fit like a glove

But behind the mask there is a task
I've acquired a rash that seems to itch
I just might scratch it
Yeah I just might scratch it until it bleeds

You peer down with eagle eyes
At the one thing that ties
Me to life and love
You suck it out with vampire blood

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Rise
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

There's something about the night
That makes it alright
There's something about the wind
That makes me grin
There's something about the rain
That takes away the pain
There's something about friends
That make life not end
There's something about a cat's meow
That touches me somehow

Your eyes are filled with hate
Well, brother, it's not too late
No, you've gotta love one another
Like sisters and brothers
And love one another - I will
You've gotta believe one another
And relieve one another
And love one another until
Oh - rise
Oh - rise
Rise above

Look around - what do you see?
Children's unity
So why destroy them? Why destroy them?
Hey. . . no

You've gotta trust one another
Like mothers and fathers
And trust one another - I do
You've gotta believe one another
Do not leave one another
And love one another - I do

Turquoise oceans
Peaceful emotions
I'll rise above you
With rainbows of virtue
Love will live on
Hate will be gone
If we rise
If we rise above

Brother, it's not too late - no, no
Sister, it's not too late - no, no
Mother, it's not too late - I said no
Father, it's not too late

If we rise, if we rise above
Rise above me for I am not worthy
I am coming home - righteousness is my humble abode
Rise - rise above me now
It's never too late
Rise above me now
The Lord too in your lane
Rise
Rise

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Bellywalk
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

I'm crawling on my belly
When I used to fly so high
Now He created freedom
Some of us will choose to die
When you think you can win
Without committing a sin
I'm sorry. . .
I don't lie. . .
I speak the truth. . .
You pathetic ear. . .
You lose

Expansion, isn't that what you wanted?
You make planets, then you flaunted them
How long until you bend
And how long until you break?
Well, then you think that you can win
Without committing a sin

You know He'll be there
To shine His light
You know He'll be there
Whatever's right

When you think you can win
Without committing a sin

You know He'll be there
To shine His light
You know He'll be there
Whatever's right

And the Lord God said unto the serpent:
Because you have done this,
cursed are you above all cattle
and above all other animals.
On your belly shall you go and
dust shall you eat all the days of your life.
[Genesis 3.14]

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Bleak Sunrise
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Shining down
[mumbling]

And I hear the church bells, they take me higher
And I'm going there in man's desire . . . Oh Lord
And I'm waiting for the cloud to take me higher
And I'm down on my knees, can't you feel it? . . . Oh Lord
And I'm under the gun, I see a sun
And I taste the glory that's coming down . . . Oh Lord
Wake me up, wake me up, wake me up

Tell me
[mumbling]

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Bonus Live Track
music & lyrics by unknown

The first time I saw you
I thought, "She's cute"
The second time I saw you
My opinion grew

But the more I see you
The more I believe you
The more I fall

Life is short
As short as a candle
Light your flame
If you can handle it

But the more I hear you
And the more I was near you
The more I fall

My Love
Je t'aime

My emotions run wild
And you felt like a child again
We weren't supposed to get this close
A nod of the head, a friendly hug at most

But the more I feel it
The more I can see it
The more we burn inside

The last time I saw you
But how do you say good-bye?
How do you try to deny the truth?
It's all in the eyes
It's all in the eyes
It's all in the eyes

The love lives
An angel gives
A morning bliss
[mumbling]

Je t'aime

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Deep End of the Ocean
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Where are we?
I cannot breathe
We're sinking slow
On a lifeless boat
Of unknowns

There's no sign of hope
Tell me
Couldn't this life be grown?

These small voices
These little names
Are in the deep end of the ocean
Deep in a shame

Hold me
Mommy

You can't convince me I'm clean
I'm guilty
I lost your baby

These small voices
These little names
Are in the deep end of the ocean
Deep in a shame

Cry, mother
Weep, father
Show me you've hurt
I cannot break the shell I'm in
And it kills me to know
That I've been forgiven

These small voices
These little names
Are in the deep end of the ocean
Deep in a pain

Hold me
Mommy

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Shannon's Dance
music by Jonathan Jackson

Instrumental

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If I
music by Jonathan Jackson & lyrics by Richard Lee Jackson

If I could stay and play my guitar for you
If I could stare into your eyes for days
If I could whisper I love you all night
If I could only do these things, I would, I would

If I could I would
If I could I would
If I could I would
If I could I would

If we could stay indoors while it snows
If we could touch our souls in theaters
If we could stay and play board games today
Roll the dice, for foreplay,
If we could only do these things, we would

If I could I would
If I could I would
If I could I would
If I could I would

Shall we boast we should
She's the ghost in the woods
If God would He could
Don't say good-bye
Don't say hello
Let us not try to be so, to be so - oh, oh

Kismet we will, cosmic we shall
Someday be there but today we can say
That tomorrow's the day
Where we'll not have to lay and say

If I could I would
If we could

"You stepped on the cord."
"What?"
"You stepped on the cord!"
"Oh, shoot. Can we start over?"

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Bubble Town
music by Jonathan Jackson & lyrics by Richard Lee Jackson

Follow me down to a place they call Bubble Town
I go there every night, the city's lights
Oh Mister Sandman brought me a dream last night
Thank you Mister Sandman, she'll be mine tonight

And she's sitting next to me
And she's sitting next to me
And she's laughing near me
And she's sitting in a tree

Take me down with you, take me down with you sir
I want to go where you go and I want to,
I want to know what you know
Oh Mister Sandman brought me a dream last night
Thank you Mister Sandman, she'll be mine tonight

And she's sitting next to me
And she's sitting next to me
And she's laughing near me
And she's sitting in a tree

And she's sitting next to me
And she's laughing near me
And she's sitting in a tree

Good Night Mother

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Kelly Lane
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

I've been kind of nervous about this get together
I've been kind of nervous about the weather
Oh what to do - you want to take a walk? - yeah - alright
Take a walk in the pouring rain
Take a stroll down Kelly Lane
It's so bright, it's so bright from up here
You're so tender and crystal clear
You take walks so very nice
And you continue to pass the dice, the dice
Oh tonight you lit the spark
I could hold you 'til dawn or taste you 'til dark
My lips are numb where the hell did you come from
Take a stroll to stay sane
Kelly Lane

Press the pedal in your yellow jeep
Whoever said dreaming was cheap
I've gotta tell you it's been hard to walk
You do something to me
And you just don't stop
Come here I can face you
Come here I can taste you
Come here I can erase you
Holding love on our finger tips
I could taste the rain falling on your lips
My tongue is numb, where the hell did you come from
Take a stroll to stay sane

You're the real one, a real woman
I need a problem to function
Kelly Lane

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Trip if you have to
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

You're under sheets
A tepid wall
A luke warm shield of sheets
Your insides are frozen from past defeats
Well, let go, and

Trip if you have to
Trip if you have to
We're almost there babe
This road we're traveling

And just forget about this telephone sinkho
And just forget about this sexual overtone
Let's just cut right down to the bone
And let go

Well, we know what you want
Baby, Baby, Baby, I know what you need,
Yes I do
Let's turn our leaf and shelter underneath
Yeah
Shelter underneath you

And just forget about your adolescent romance
And just forget about your fear of the fast dance
Let's take it off, down and take a chance, and

Trip if you have to
Trip if you have to
We're almost there babe
This road we're traveling
It's our own

We'll get trough - we must get by
Slow dancin' trough the night
Then we'll spin until we fall

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Only When the Rain Slips in
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Tell me who are you and what
Do you want from me
Cuz I will not alone
Take this leap

So tell me do you ever
Think of me
When you picture
All you'll hold
Can you, can you find me
When you search
Into your soul

Do you ever think of me,
When you lay down to dream
Do you ever hold me tight
When you're kissing him
Good-night, and she said

Only when the rain slips in
Only when the rain slips in

Are you toying with me
Or do you really fear
It's not accidental,
This ain't surreal

Do you ever think of me,
When you lay
Down to sleep
Do you ever hold me close
As close as the Holy Ghost
And she said

Only when the rain slips in
Only when the rain slips in

So what is the rain to you
When you feel its touch
When you hear it
Do you fear it
Does it bring you much comfort

Tell me is it Jesus, sending
Tears from way up high
Or the Holy Spirit saying our
Love will never die
No we'll never die
No we'll never die

Tell me, tell me . . .

Only when the rain slips in
Only when the rain slips in

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Away
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Going nowhere real fast
Holdin' on tightly with a loose grasp
I see hope at last
Asking questions without a clue
Start with assumptions that break in two
I'll be gentle with you

Then I almost say
Those things I've prayed
As I lose control
I almost fall
Away

Hollow shoulders and cold hands
The day sees through you, but my dreams can't
It's the promised land
So I try with all my strength to set me free
But my faith in hope returns
I can't shake this disease
It makes me believe

Then I almost say
Those things I've prayed
As I lose control
I almost fall
Away

Then I see a Light and
It speaks to me
It's gonna be all right if I don't succeed, tonight
But I don't want to wait no more
I don't want to wait no more
I don't want to wait no more
So be gentle with me
I don't want to wait no more
So take me away

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Crane's Roost
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Your heart's a tire and mine's a deer
You made sure to drive slow
You forgot to steer
Crushed, broken bones
Not to mention souls
Still not a tear, cuz I didn' t know
I was alone
Don't think I'm vague
I heard every phrase
And from me you stole
The trust that made us whole
And how, where was
The truth revealed
At Crane's Roost
At Crane's Roost


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Empty Aisles
music by Jonathan Jackson

Instrumental

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High School in Disguise

music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

This is new, quite new
And strangely familiar too
Different play, different stage
Same lines, rearranged

I'm still with the guys
There's still cat fights
I'm awake at night
Life is just like
High School in disguise

This is news, I've got the blues
And to win, you have to lose
The same clicks, the same chicks
In her hand, the same bag of tricks

I'm still with the guys
I still have to fight
I'm awake at night
Life is just like
High School in disguise

High School in disguise

This is new, quite new

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Denied
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

The first time that we met
You said, "Come follow me, and cast your net"
So I did, You said, "Reel it in. I will make you fishers of men"
One of twelve, followers
Named the rock by You, our Leader
I swear to You. I'll never run
I'll never deny that You're the Son

Now You're gone and I'm alone
Detached from the Life
You said before the rooster crows
You'll deny Me thrice

You blessed my name, You washed my feet
Then said, "The devil speaks through me"
Your soul was tired, but I fell asleep
Couldn't hear the blood that You were sweating
The hour had come, when darkness reigned
You wouldn't let my sword ease Your pain

A servant girl comes up to me
"Do you believe that He's the Christ"
The fear I swore that wouldn't be
Has revealed my demise
They ask again, "Are you with Him"
The Lord have I denied
The eyes of Love, the silent stare
I have no place to hide

And for Your gift, Your spirit lift
I'll give as You provide
And now for You, what I won't do
Is deny that I've denied

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Coffee and Tea
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

I need some coffee
To wake me up in the morning
This girl beside me is
Not enough to kick me in the head
I need some tea
Some good old-fashioned caffeine
Oh, to pick me up
To give me some self esteem, ok

You are nothing in the morning
She is something, coffee and tea

So listen when I tell you this
This girl beside me
Is nothing but a big old mess
And I must sweep her
Up before the coffee police arrive
And arrest me for coming
Down off of my high, ok

You are nothing in the morning
She is something, coffee and tea

Oh, and I feel as though
Something's wrong
Oh, my blood is just pumping wrong
Oh, and I feel it so deep inside, oh...

You are nothing in the morning
But she is something, coffee and tea

Take the highway down
To where you once belonged
You're not wanted here this dawn
Take the highway down
Cuz you're already gone
I don't want you on my lawn

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Show and Tell
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Up a hill to show and tell
I've got a couple girls for sale
Through the trees and verdant fields
I'm finally, completely, completely real
I've come across, across a goal
Hold 'em down and slice 'em cold
My salvation was so long ago

I want to live, but I've tied them good, oh, oh
I've tied them good, oh, oh

It's a good thing I wore my boots
Killing ain't meant for business suites, or kooks
Won't you remember me
The phantom that killed her purity
Well, can't you see

I want to love, but I've tied them good, oh, oh
I've tied them good, oh, oh
I've tied them good, you know

Something inside me breaks
Do I plan to escape
Ride to hell in my phantom cape
And give God the finger and rape
Where's Jesus, was all of this fake
No, no, I need Jesus
Where's Jesus, no, no, no
I need Jesus, where's Jesus
Lord come down. I need love.

Oh, can I be saved, when
I've tied them good, oh, oh
I've tied them good, oh, oh
My hands, I've tied them

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The Angels Grin
music by Jonathan Jackson

Instrumental

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Wounded Guide
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

I know that I said I don't care
I know I said good-bye
But who am I to talk back to You
In the face of Your sacrifice
I've always thought of myself as decent
Never really done much harm
Until I felt the grace of You, Father
And Your Son's undying charm

I don't want to lose You
I don't want to die
I don't want to lose You
After all, You're my Guide

I've tried to make it on my strength
I've tried to make it on my verve
But I always hurt the ones who love me
Why can't I hurt Lucifer
And as I entertain his demons
Unaware of what was given
They attempt to cover me with semen
But my Wounded God is living

I don't want to lose You
Even for my pride
I don't want to lose You
After all, You're my Guide

Someday I'll be holy
Someday I'll be whole

Oh, Wounded God, have I hurt You
Am I stuck in mud
Have I strayed from that Scarlet Road
Paved with Your Son's blood

But You sure would never lose me
You're my Wounded Guide

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God Candy
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

It's quiet outside. The trees are still.
Alive and awake, I search for her.
The wind's asleep. There's still a chill.
Is this the life? Or is my vision blurred?

How could she not save me?
She's as pure as a baby.
Could not her goodness enslave me?
My direction caves in me.

She's just a little taste of God Candy.
She's just a little taste of God Candy.

It feels so right, this warmth beneath my bones.
Oh, tell me Lord, how'd You make her lips so soft?
And through her eyes You pick up the phone.
And in her touch, my doubt is lost.

Then an angel appears.
She whispers in my ear.
A greater Love is near.
And it all becomes clear.

She's just a little taste of God Candy.
She's just a little taste of God Candy.
Candy.

I asked Him once if she could save me.
He said, "I already sent My Baby."
"What more do you want?"
"What more do you want?"

She's just a little taste of God Candy.
She's just a little taste of God Candy.
She's just a little taste of God Candy.
She's just a little taste of God Candy.

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Life Is Safe
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Life is safe
In my Daddy's arms
I see no fear
Only Your smile and charm
When I fall
And scrape my knee
You come running
And You soothe the sting

Oh the days seem long 'til my Daddy comes
Oh these days seem scared 'til I see You there

Life is sweet
When I drink from Your lips
I've never known
A Love like this
I hear the bells
I'm heading that way
We're closer now
To our wedding day

Oh the days seem long 'til my Lover comes
Oh these days seem gray 'til I hear You say

How I love You and I want You here
How I miss You and I want You near

Life is safe
In that secret place
I go by faith
And seek Your face

Oh the days seem long 'til my Jesus comes
I will wait in that secret place

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The Old Rugged Cross
music & lyrics by George Bennard; additional vocals by Rick Jackson

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suffering and shame
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain

So I'll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down
I will cling to that old rugged cross
And exchange it someday for a crown

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true
Its shame and reproach gladly bear
Then He'll call me someday to my home far away
Where His glory forever I'll share

I will cling to that old rugged cross

I will cling to that old rugged cross
And exchange it someday for a crown
For a crown
For a crown

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Please God Come
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

It's been so long
Since I've felt Your touch
I don't feel so strong
But I feel so much

So please God come
So please God come

Through all the stars
I see Your light
Can You see this small
My little light

So please God come
So please God come

This is kind of hard to say
But I love You
I know I'm not the best of men
But I love You
I know I don't have much to give 
But I love You
And I would give up anything
To be Your beloved

So please God come
So please God come
So please God come
So please God come

Please God come

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Precious Jesus
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson; additional vocals by Richard Lee Jackson

When all is dark around me
No light can get in
Your Grace to surround me
Wash away my sin
Would You help me to fall in Your arms
Would You help me to stand in your Truth

Precious Jesus
Holy
Precious Jesus
Holy

When I need to talk to a friend
And it feels like the end
Could You whisper a rhyme to me
Cause the blind to see
Would You help me to stand in Your Grace
Would You help me to seek Your face

Precious Jesus
Holy
Precious Jesus
Holy
Precious Jesus
Holy
Precious Jesus
Holy

Richard: Dear Lord thank You I just want to say thank You for everything that You've given me for my life from Your life for everything that You've made possible thank You for making a Way for us. Thank You for showing us the Way.

Precious Jesus
Holy
Precious Jesus
Holy

Richard: Nobody's like You that we can come before You in complete nothingness and behold everything that You are. All Your glory. All Your majesty - that You would let us come into Your house and hang out with holiness.

Glorious Jesus
Holy
Glorious Jesus
Holy

Richard: Your beauty is in everything that You make. Help me to see the beauty in the mirror every day. Just praise Your name, Lord. Thank You for everything that You've done. Thank You for Who You Are.
Your heart. Praise You, Lord.

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Use Your Wings
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

It's about that time
That I learn to fly
So I'll wait for my Father
I'll wait on high

I'm waiting for that push
To nudge me off
And use these wings You gave me
But I'm scared of this drop

So hold on hold on
Hold on to me
Hold on hold on
Hold on to me

Let it all go
It's just a little thing
You won't have to fall
Just use your wings

And hold on hold on
Hold on to me
Hold on hold on
Hold on to me

Let it all go
Let all of it go
You won't have to fall
Just use your wings

And hold

It's about that time
That I learn to fly
So I'll wait for my Father
I'll wait on high

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How Great Thou Art
music & lyrics by Stuart K. Hine; additional vocals by Rick Jackson

Oh Lord my God
When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars
I hear the rolling thunder
Thy power throughout the universe display

When Christ shall come
With shout of acclamation
And take me home
What joy shall fill my heart

Then I shall bow
In humble adoration
And then proclaim
My God how great Thou art

Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, How great Thou art
Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, How great Thou art

Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, How great Thou art
Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee
How great Thou art, How great Thou art

How great Thou art, How great Thou art


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Heart Of The Earth
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson; additional vocals by Richard Lee Jackson

I've traveled this far
Not many why I'm here
I'm captivated with your heart
Those who have ears let them hear

I'm aware of the cost
And I'm aware of the wrath
And every heaven that I crossed
Was all to lead Me to this path

Just like Jonah in the whale (I'll lie there cold and pale)
Just like the lambs that you kill (I'll walk up that hill)
Just like the serpent lifted up (I'll hang from a cross)
And I will take and drink this cup (And swallow for the lost)
You cannot know how much you're worth (Three days and three nights)
In the heart of the earth

It's getting harder to stay
All night I have to pray
And my friends they cannot see
Beyond the miracles from Me
My Father knows Me deep inside
He knows every tear I've cried

Just like Jonah in the whale (I'll lie there cold and pale)
Just like the lambs that you kill (I'll walk up that hill)
Just like the serpent lifted up (I'll hang from a cross)
And I will take and drink this cup (And swallow for the lost)
You cannot know how much you're worth (Three days and three nights)
In the heart of the earth

Just like Jonah in the whale (I'll lie there cold and pale)
Just like the lambs that you kill (I'll walk up that hill)
Just like the serpent lifted up (I'll hang from a cross)
And I will take and drink this cup (And swallow for the lost)
You cannot know how much you're worth (Three days and three nights)
In the heart of the earth

(Richard sings those parts)


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Jesus I Love You
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Jesus I Love You more than life
You are my King of love and light
I want to be there to see Your glory
I want to walk around Your sanctuary

And I want You
And I need You
I want to know You
I want to hold You

Jesus I need You so much
I need Your grace and love
Your lovely touch
I want Your eyes to graze upon
Your child who waits and longs

To know You
And I need You

I need You here 'cause I'm lost without You
And I want to hear Your voice through the rain
And I have to know that Your right beside me
And You have to know that You are my King

Jesus I Love You
Jesus I Love You more than life

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Golden Street
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

As I watched the young man speak the truth
With the wisdom of the old, and the passion of the youth
Something seemed to echo aloud in my spirit
It must have been the Holy Ghost making sure I could hear it

The young man raised his tone, "I've got something to say.
These things have come from above in the most mysterious ways."
He said "Shame, shame is not your friend.
It's the companion of the blind and the unforgiven.
I've confessed my sins, both future and past, 'cause
My Friend Jesus walked through hell to save my ass 

And then the soldier turned my way
And looked me straight in the eye
He said, "Brother you've been dead so long
But I can see now that you're alive."
I fell to my knees and cried
I prayed for God to take my pride.
The holy man picked up my face
And held me with an angelís grace.
He said, "Now you're free to truly live.
A forgiven heart will freely give.
And now you're free to live in Joy,
With the trusting heart of a little boy.
And not fret on what's to come
For what's to come is God's Son."

The young man turned around, picked up his coat.
Broadened his shoulders a bit and he cleared his throat.
He said, "I just think it's time we knew what we're worth.
To the Author of the sun and the stars and the Savior of earth."

The young man walked away. I haven't seen him since that day.
It's not the last time that we'll meet.
Maybe next time...along a golden street. 

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I Believe In You
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson; additional vocals by David Chadwick

When my flesh wages war
And I hear the sounds of lust
I need only worship Thee and trust

When my sin stands to hold
And my shame bears my name
I need only worship Thee and proclaim

I believe in You
I believe in You
You are true
Behold You've made me new

When the things of this world
Fight to conquer my faith
I need only fear Thee and I am safe

When the evil of this age
Brings a storm that blinds my way
I need only fear Thee and pray

I believe in Thee
I believe in Thee
You died for me
Behold You've made me free

I believe in You
I believe in you
You are true

Behold You've made me new

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Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
music & lyrics by Helen Howarth Lemmel

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of his glory and grace

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of his glory and grace

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of his glory and grace

Turn your eyes
Turn your eyes
Turn your eyes

Turn your eyes
Turn your eyes
Turn your eyes

Turn your eyes upon Him

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Selah
music by Jonathan Jackson; lyrics: Psalm 27:4, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 29:2

One thing have I asked from the Lord that will I seek inquire for and insistently require that I may dwell in the house of the Lord in His presence all the days of my life to behold and gaze upon the beauty the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness of the Lord and to meditate consider and inquire in His temple for in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter in the secret place of His tent He will hold me He will set me high upon a rock the Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear or dread? the Lord is the refuge and the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid? Your face oh Lord will I seek


For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you says the Lord thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil to give you hope in your final outcome then you will call upon Me and I will hear and heed you then you will seek Me inquire for and require Me as a vital necessity and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart I will be found by you says the Lord and I will release you from captivity.


Give to the Lord the glory due to His name worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness and in holy array.

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 Bonus Track "Zion"
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

I remember when I was young
And the swings were so much fun
Now I struggle to see
The beauty in simplicity
I didn't wanna make you go
I didn't mean to make you say good-bye
I really would like you to stay
And rub some mud on my eyes

Zion, Zion, Zion

I hear the rage of guns
Bullets fly as I run
I pray for a vision and it comes
I see myself with the Son
We're kicking back having fun
In the safety of His kingdom

Zion, Zion, Zion
Zion, Zion, Zion

Is calling me

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This Is Not My Home
music by Jono & The Rock & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

I miss You I miss my home
It's so strange here and sometimes I get thrown
More and more I feel like I don't belong
I've been made a stranger
This place has no grace only danger

Well, this is not my home
Someday I'll leave
Well, this is not my home
Someday I'll leave

I miss You so much that I can't breathe
I long for forever
I'm thirsty, rescue me from this desert - this desert - this desert
I'm dirty, cleanse me with Your holy hand
I'd kiss You and fly away from this land

Well, this is not my home
Someday I'll leave
Well, this is not my home
Someday I'll leave

I miss You I miss my home
I've checked my bags I am boarding now
It's still strange knowing that it's free
All my filthy rags You have buried them
Along with anything that was me

(yeah we're going there!)

This is not my home
Someday I'll leave
This is not my home
Someday I'll leave

I'll leave
I'll leave
I'll leave
I'll leave - yeah

Zion, Zion is calling me
Zion, Zion is calling me
Zion, Zion is calling me home - home

Zion, Zion is calling me
Zion, Zion is calling me
Zion, Zion is calling me
Zion, Zion is calling me

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I Will Run

music by Jono & The Rock & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

I will run, run to You
I will sing, sing to You
I will dance, I will dance for You
I will praise, I will praise You

And the water is rising
And the harvest is coming
And the people are trembling
And the resurrection is here - yeah!!!

Ohh...Ohh...Ohh

Somewhere there's a Healer
With eyes like a flame

And somewhere there's a Savior
Who knows your name

I've seen children dance
The Spirit is alive
Come and see that Jesus is alive

And the young are getting bolder
There's a generation rising
And the lost are getting found, yeah!
And the lost are getting found, yeah!

Somewhere there's a kingdom
Where the streets are paved with joy

And somewhere there's a father
Who runs to meet his boy

I can feel the water rising
I can feel the water rising
I can feel it rising

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Nothing Could Take You Away From Me

music by Jono & The Rock & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

In the trees, in the summer
I can feel You, I can see Your colors
And I know that You want me
That You haunt me with songs of grace

Nothing could take You away from me
Nothing could take You away

In the breeze, in the sunlight
I can feel Your warmth falling down on me
As You show all the beauty
That's wrapped up in the gift of You

Nothing could take You away from me
Nothing could take You away - no
Nothing could take You away from me
Nothing could take You away

Not death, nor life
Nor angels, or demons
Nor things to come could take You away
No sin, no shame, no darkness, or pain
No nothing could take take this love away from me - no

Nothing could take You away from me
Nothing could take You away from me

(instrumental)

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Dancing On The Streets Of Gold
music by Jono & The Rock & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

I've been dreaming out loud
Following nothing but a holy cloud
I've seen pictures in my mind
Pictures in my spirit, a joy so divine

I wanna go there
I wanna go there, yeah

I can see us dancing
I can see us dancing, yeah
Dancing on the streets of gold

I've seen pain so real
Tears ever flowing, hearts turned to steel
But I've seen a hope so alive
Death could not swallow or take away its life

I wanna go there
I wanna go there, yeah

I can see us dancing
I can see us dancing, yeah
Dancing on the streets of gold

I can see mothers and sons
Daddies and daughters dancing with the Son
I can see mothers and sons
Daddies and daughters dancing with the holy One

I wanna go there
I wanna go there, yeah

I can see us dancing
I can see us dancing, yeah
Dancing on the streets of gold

I can see us dancing
I can see us dancing, yeah
Dancing on the streets of gold

I can see us dancing
I can see us dancing, yeah
Dancing on the streets of gold

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Need

music by Jono & The Rock & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

My way seems much safer
My street is void of strangers
But I hear truth calling me
I hear it begging me to fall
Out of the illusion that
I'm the one who's in control

Your voice is softer than the wind
I'm not scared of the ocean
As long as I don't have to jump in

I'd like to make it on my own
All alone seems alright with my soul
But my spirit sees just how frail
How pale my own will can be

I can hear a whispering
Coming from far away
Calling from the deepest place
There is only one thing

I try to pave the ground
And look around to see if I can
Find any signs of peace
How long is it gonna be

I don't wanna feel this way...
Don't make me feel this way...

Tell me what to do...tell me what to say...
Tell me what to feel...tell me what to pray...
Don't touch me there...don't go that deep...
Don't ask me that...don't make me weak...
I could run...I could run or I could break

I need! I need! I need! I need!
I don't want my way
I don't want my way
I don't want my way

I can hear a whispering
Coming from far away
Calling from the deepest place
I'm letting go of everything

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Here Comes The Bride

music by Jono & The Rock & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

We're here
Death is in the air
We're dancing
We're dancing upon injustice

Here comes the bride of Christ
Here comes the bride of Christ
We're here! we're here!

We're in love
We're in love with our Savior
We're dancing
We're gentle as
doves

Here comes the bride of Christ
Here comes the bride of Christ

We're here
With healing for the broken
We're here
Adorned with His glory

Here comes the bride of Christ
Here comes the bride of Christ
We're here! we're here!

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This Day
music by Jono & The Rock & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Before it all went wrong
Before the dark clouds passed on over
Before the sad songs
Before the chasm broke on in
We had a secret

Before lies were believed
Before we ever thought to hide
Before we were deceived
Before we had a chosen pride
We had a secret

This day was a secret between us
This day was a promise of our trust
This day was set apart for love
This day is a gift from above

Before my eyes were filled with blame
Before my words cut like a knife
Before the pull before the strain
Before the knowledge took my life
We had a secret

This day was a secret between us
This day was a promise of our trust
This day was set apart for love
This day is a gift from above

Remember how we began (naked and unashamed)
Remember the songs we sang (echoing laughter)
Remember the dance we danced (breathless and wild)
Remember the looks we'd share (trembling with passion)

This day was set apart for love
This day is a gift from above

Many waters cannot quench love
Many waters cannot quench love
Many waters cannot quench love
Before the fall...before the fall

Remember how we began (naked and unashamed)
Remember the songs we sang (echoing laughter)
Remember the dance we danced (breathless and wild)
Remember the looks we'd share (trembling with passion)

This day was a secret between us
This day was a promise of our trust
This day was set apart for love
This day is a gift from above

Is a gift from above

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Suddenly Naked

music by Jono & The Rock & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Well you've given it your all
And it's still not enough
And you've tried to stand tall
On your own righteousness

But you feel so suddenly naked
You feel so suddenly cold
You feel so suddenly naked
You feel so suddenly cold

And your latest kiss
And your latest purchase
Has left you feeling sold and taken

Am I alive?
Am I asleep?
Are You for real?
Am I counting sheep?

There must be something more out there
There must be something more out there
There must be romance out there!

How can it be You love me?
How can it be You love me?

You feel so suddenly naked
You feel so suddenly cold
You feel so suddenly naked
You feel so suddenly cold

And you keep walking through
Door after door
Trying to murder time
But each room that was new
Isn't bright anymore
And your heart is at odds with your mind

And you keep walking through
Door after door
Trying to murder time
But each room that was new
Isn't bright anymore
And your heart is at odds with your mind

How can it be You love me?
How can it be You love me?

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Come Undone

music by Jono & The Rock & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

My throat is sore from these prayers
My eyes burn from Your stare
My bones are wasting away
My colors turning to gray

Oh, come undone
Oh, come undone
Come undone

The weight of secrets push down
I've done all I know how
My sacrifice brought no peace
I'm aching for release

Oh, come undone
(there's nothing left to do but)
Oh, come undone
(there's nothing left to do)

(there's nothing left to do but)
Oh, come undone
(there's nothing left to do but)
Oh, come undone
(there's nothing left to do)

Oh, come undone
(there's nothing left to do but)
Oh, come undone
(there's nothing left to do but)
Oh, come undone
(there's nothing left to do but)
Oh, come undone
(there's nothing left to do but)
Oh, come undone
Come undone
Come undone

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Freedom Song

music by Jono & The Rock & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Roll away the stone
It's blocking the sun
Roll away the stone
It's blocking the sun

Well could you step out
Could you step out of the grave
Could you step out
Could you step out of the cave
Could you step out
Could you step out
And feel the Son touch your face
Feel the Son touch your face

Roll away the stone
You're not dead anymore
Roll away the stone
It's blocking the light

Could you step out
Could you step out of the grave
Could you step out
Could you step out of the cave
Could you step out
Could you step out
And feel the Son touch your face
Feel the Son touch your face

There's a freedom song
There's a freedom song
There's a freedom song
Just waiting for you to sing
There's a freedom dance
There's a free romance
There's a freedom song
Just waiting for you to sing
Just waiting for you to sing

Roll away the fear
You're not dead anymore
Roll away the shame
That's got you bound

Could you step out
Could you step out of the grave
Could you step out
Could you step out of the cave
Could you step out
Could you step out
And feel the Son touch your face
Feel the Son touch your face

There's a freedom song
There's a freedom song
There's a freedom song
Just waiting for you to sing
There's a freedom dance
There's a free romance
There's a freedom song
Just waiting for you to sing
Just waiting for you to sing

There's a freedom song
There's a freedom song
There's a freedom song
Just waiting for you to sing
There's a freedom dance
There's a free romance
There's a freedom song
Just waiting for you to sing
Just waiting for you to sing

Could you step out
Could you step out of the grave
Could you step out
Could you step out of the cave
Could you step out
Could you step out
And feel the Son touch your face
Feel the Son touch your face

There's a freedom song
There's a freedom song
There's a freedom song
Just waiting for you to sing
There's a freedom dance
There's a free romance
There's a freedom song
Just waiting for you to sing
Just waiting for you to sing

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Glory
music by Jono & The Rock & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

I can feel this joy cover me
I can feel this love cover

And it grows
And it grows (it grows and grows and grows)
And it grows
And it grows (it grows and grows and grows)

I can feel this peace cover me
I can feel this love cover me

And it grows
And it grows (it grows and grows and grows)
And it grows
And it grows (it grows and grows and grows)

I can feel this strength cover me
I can feel this salvation cover me

And it grows
And it grows (it grows and grows and grows)
And it grows
And it grows (it grows and grows and grows)

Now I'm singing take me back, Lord
Take me back, Lord, take me back
Now - take me back, Lord
Take me back, Lord, take me back

And I've never felt joy like I feel right now
And I've never felt love like I feel today
And I've never felt peace like I feel today
And I've never felt joy like I feel right now
And I've never felt love like I feel today
And I've never felt mercy, and never felt grace

There's favor in store
There's favor in store
There's favor in store
There's favor in store
And I feel right now
That your sun is gonna rise
That your sun is gonna rise
It's gonna shine on your life

Your sun is gonna rise
Your sun is gonna rise
Your sun is gonna rise
It's gonna shine on your life
Your sun is gonna rise
Your sun is gonna rise
Your sun is gonna rise
It's gonna shine on your life

And it grows
And it grows

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Beggar In Love

music & lyrics by Jono & The Rock

My eyes are caught
You steal my heart
It's hard to breathe
I'm incomplete
So I stare
Beautiful
It couldn't be
I'm waiting here for You

When I see You come I tremble
When I feel You near I fall down

Empty hands is all I have
Take it all it's all I have
Beautiful
Precious
Glorious is Your love

When I see Your face my heart beats faster
When I feel Your eyes I fall down

I am just a beggar
I am just a beggar
I am just a beggar
I am just a beggar in love

When I feel Your touch I surrender
When I taste Your love I fall down

I am just a beggar
I am just a beggar
I am just a beggar
I am just a beggar in love

When I feel Your touch I surrender
When I taste Your love I fall down

Yeah

I am just a beggar (I am just a beggar)
I am just a beggar (I am just a simple beggar)
I am just a beggar
I am just a beggar in love

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Jehovah Rophe

music by Jono & The Rock & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Instrumental

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On Three
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

On three
Are you ready to go?
On four
Are you ready to move?
On three
Are you ready to move?
On four
Are you ready?

Is anyone out there?
Is anyone out there?
Is anyone out there?
Is anyone out there?

What's it gonna take for you to get out of this place?
What's it gonna take for you to get out of here?

Let me out!
Let me out!
Let me go!

On three
Are you ready to move?
On four
Are you ready to go?
On three
Are you ready to move?
On four
Are you ready?

Is anyone out there? 
(4x)

Let me out!
Let me out!
Let me go!

You could be so much more than you ever dreamed 
(3x)

What's it gonna take for you to get out of this place?
What's it gonna take for you to get out of here?

Let me out!
Let me go!
Let me out!
Let me go!

Let me out, I cannot feel me
Oh, relieve me, holding me
Fall on me and fall on me
Take me on and take me all

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Perfect Display
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Humble me
Rebuke me
Correct me
Chastise me

Humble me
Rebuke me
Correct me
Chastise me

I am blind
I can't see
I need you to father me
I am blind
I can't see
I need you to father me
Father me

Love me this way
Love me this way
Perfect love
Perfect display

Take up my heart
Feel this release
I rent all my clothes
Repent on my knees

Love me this way
Love me this way
Perfect love
Perfect display

start from beginning...

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Feel This
music by Jonathan Jackson & lyrics by Jonathan and Richard Lee Jackson

It's gotta be this one
You don't have to fake it
You know I can take it
What if I told you your tears haven't been ignored?
And everything that was taken can be restored?

Feel this
Can you feel this?
My heart beating out of my chest?

Feel this
Can you feel this?
Salvation under my breath

It's gotta be just right
The soul and the spirit
The chord and the lyric
What if I told you that innocence is yours?
And the beauty you have now is brighter than before? Before

Feel this
Can you feel this?
My heart beating out of my chest?

Feel this
Can you feel this?
Salvation under my breath

(...feel my soul...)
Let go
Let go and believe
Let go
Let go and believe

Feel this...
(repeat)

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Falling Into Sounds
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Falling into sounds
Make me a believer
Make me a believer

Falling into sounds
Make me a believer
Make me a believer

Try to hold on
Try to feel this

Falling into sounds
Make me a believer
Make me a believer

Open me up
Open me up
(repeat)

Falling into sounds
Make me a believer
Make me a believer

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Reveal
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Reveal your love to us
(repeat)

Reveal your love to me
(repeat)

Fall down
Fall on me
Fall down
Fall

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We're Listening
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Tell me whatever you want
I'm listening, Maker
I'm listening

Show me whatever you want
We're listening, Maker
We're listening

How long 'til you take us away? 
(4x)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,...

How long 'til you take us away? 
(2x)

We're listening
(4x)

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The Whole World Is Falling Apart
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

The whole world is falling apart
But everything in me is fine
So take this old body and burn
You can't kill what I hold inside

I've been waiting for this
I've been waiting for this
Help me now
Help me now

I've been waiting for you
I've been heading for this
Easy now
Easy now

The whole world is laughing out loud
But everything in me is calm
So laugh it all up right now
'Cause soon you'll be scared to look down

I've been waiting for you
Is there something off 
Inside of me?
Inside of me?

I've been waiting for this
I've been waiting for you
Kiss me now
Kiss me now

Incidentally I've been losing it
Sometimes it hurts what other people think
What they think

Love this sinner good
The whole world is falling apart
Love this sinner good
The whole world is falling apart

I've been waiting for this
I've been waiting for this
Help me now
Help me now

Love this sinner good
Love this sinner good

And be blessed by this dead man's praise
(3x)

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Healer
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Wake up
Sleepy head, wake up
With fear and dread make love
Your binding thread
I want to hear you, my love
I want to touch you

My healer
My lover and friend
My shelter
From the bitter wind
My angel
My Christmas light
I give you all that's mine
Your love is like wine

Speak up
Silent boys and girls
Release your voice to the world
Kiss the Son and this romance
Goes on and on...
So dance
'Cause he wants to hear you
His love
He wants to touch you

My healer
My lover and friend
My shelter
From the bitter wind
My angel
My Christmas light
I give you all that's mine
Your love

When the night falls
And the rain pours in, cuts through the clouds
I hear your voice
I see your hand
You take me on and on...
You move inside me
I see your eyes
And I feel your hair
Into your heart I move with you
I speak with you
Speak words I could never feel before
And I dance, run on with love
I hear you
You heal me
I want to be with you
I want to talk to you

My healer
My lover and friend
My shelter
From the bitter wind
My angel
My Christmas light
I give you all that's mine
All that's mine
All that's mine
Your love
Your love

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Ride
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Get in line
Hurry up, it cannot wait
The sun is hot
There's only so much time in the day
In a day like today

Here comes the fluttering
The pitter pat and palm sweating
The lights go on, it's too late now
Say your prayers and don't look down

Ride
'Til you can't ride no more
'Til you're not scared anymore
Ride into oblivion
Scratch the doors of heaven
Leave your fears on the ground
Like a bullet into a cloud
Ride

Paint me
How you see me in your eyes
You could be a flying bird
If you knew how to fly
How to fly this high

Here they come, the memories
The flashback nights scattering
We've reached the top
It's too late now
You might as well scream
And look straight down

Ride
'Til you can't ride no more
'Til you're not scared anymore
Ride into oblivion
Scratch the doors of heaven
Take what's dark and bring it into light
And ride

Take me up high into the sky
Where you are
Where I find my life
In your eyes
Out of sight

Ride
'Til you can't ride no more
'Til you're not scared anymore
Ride into oblivion
Scratch the doors of heaven
Take what's dark and bring it into light
And ride

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Illuminate
music by Jonathan and Richard Lee Jackson & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

If you wait then you'll fall down stop
If you smile you'll lose your crown stop
If you walk then you will be stop
Changing in front of me

If you love then you will break stop
Things inside your soul will shake stop
Happiness will be your friend stop
And your enemy

Listen loudly
Then turn the volume up
Illuminate
Illuminate

If you color your hair stop
You may change the clothes you wear stop
It may change who you are stop
But who cares?

If you do the things you don't stop
Want to then you may hear stop
Voices ringing in stop
Your head

And in the night if you don't change

Listen loudly
And turn your voice up
Illuminate
Illuminate

See (what you can't see with your eyes)
Hear (what you can't hear with your ears)
Touch
Taste

If you change then you will be stop
Things you never wanted to be stop
You may fall from grace stop
That may be your fate

If you change then you could be stop
An angel underneath stop
Trees that shadow you from

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Flint
music by Jonathan and Richard Lee Jackson & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Set my face like flint
Don't matter what you say
You can't make or break me
You can't make me quit
I'm no friend of this world
I've been dead for a while
It's alright by me
I can still give a smile

It's alright
It's okay
The sun will rise
It's alright
Oh love
It's okay

And I would test your will
Steal all your thrills until you supplicate
And I would show you pain
Send rain to wash these stains of ingratitude

It's time you say 
I don't care what they say
I don't care

It's so much easier
Than I had ever let myself believe
My soul is yours
You can stare
You can speak
I don't care
Set my face like flint

Now I can live more free
Though I may be strange and odd
And sometimes offensive
But I'm just being me
That's all I can be
That's all I can be

It's alright
Oh love
It's okay

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Eyes Of Grace
music by Jonathan and Richard Lee Jackson & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Watch the city lights
As they shine
Watch the shadows crawl
On the ground tonight
I'll give you anything you want
Just give me everything I need

Don't leave me now
Don't fail me now
You're all I see
You're everything

Don't leave me now
Don't fail me now
You're all I see
You're everything

Watch the rain drops cry
I've got nothing left but you tonight
I'll give you everything I am
Just give me every part of you

Don't leave me now
Don't fail me now
You're all I see
You're everything

Don't leave me now
Don't fail me now
You're all I see
You're everything

I know what I used to be
I know what I used to think
I know what I could be
Without your love in me
I know the things I used to say
I know the things I used to do
I know what I could be
Without your love in me

See me through the eyes of grace
See me through the cross of love
See me not for what I was before your love in me
I could set your soul on fire
I could give you sweet desire
I could make your spirit sing with my, my love in you
I could set your soul on aflame
Make you tremble at the name
I can make you who you are with my, my love in you

Don't leave me now
Don't fail me now
You're all I see
You're everything

I'll give you anything you want
Just give me every part of you

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Everything Is Possible
music by Jonathan Jackson & lyrics by Jonathan and Richard Lee Jackson

From my knees I rise to dream
From the inside out I sing
Elevate my soul with a kiss
So I can live in love and echo the bliss
'Cause what is time but a curse to be lifted?
What is death but new life to be gifted?

I wake up every day and feel brand new, love
Everything is possible with you, love

We've been burning money like gasoline
Trying to take us the the next dream
We've been tapping into something
I can't explain it but I'm trying, yeah I'm trying
Some would say we're reaching too high
If that makes me guilty I don't want any alibis

I wake up every day and feel brand new, love
Everything is possible with you, love

You and me are gonna take on the night
You and me are gonna burn out the lights
'Cause I don't got time to waste my life
I got one life to live I'm gonna live it right

I wake up every day and feel brand new, love
Everything is possible with you, love

Everything is possible yeah
Everything is possible yeah
Everything is possible yeah
Everything is possible with you

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After The Water Breaks
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

It's quiet, my soul is on fire
It's just me here and the Spirit's heart beating
I still can't see the world outside
Every birthing begins with a cry Hah, hah

The sky is black, I can't find a way out
I'm boxing myself, need oxygen to shout
The water's rising, it's about to break
The gate's dilating, I'm wide awake Hah, hah

What's next? After the water breaks
What's next? After the water breaks

Peter's in the garden, asleep again
I've been trying so hard to be a good friend
The fire of heaven is on the tip of my tongue
Some won't listen because we're so young

And the mind is waiting for the heart to speak
And the body's aching for the soul to seek

What's next? After the water breaks
What's next? After the water breaks

And the ground is pleading for the clouds to cry
And the skin is bleeding from this desert sky
And time is holding all the dreams of release
And the boys are fighting in unity and peace

What's next? After the water breaks
What's next? After the water breaks
What's next? After the water breaks

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Shout
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

It feels good to shout
It feels good to cry
It feels good to shout
It feels good to let go, Oh oh

Come on and let it out, come on and let it out
Come on and let it out, come on and let it out
Come on and let it out, come on and let it out
Come on and let it out

Deep river run

I want to see you rage
I want to see the storm
I want to feel the waves
I don't want you safe
I don't want you safe
I don't want you safe

Won't you fall into me
Crawl into me
Make me whole again
Fall into me
Crawl into me
Make me whole again

Come on and let it out, come on and let it out
Come on and let it out, come on and let it out
Come on and let it out, come on and let it out
Come on and let it out

Deep river run
Deep river run

It feels good to shout
It feels good to let go

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This Darkness
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Save me from this nightmare
Take me far away from here
Driving real fast won't make it stop
Driving in a fast car make it stop

Come on push it again, push it again, push it down
Push it again, push it again, push it down
Burn it again, burn it again, burn it down
Burn it again, burning it down in the soul

I will meet you in the Darkness
I will meet you where you are

Transport me away from here
Transform me unto yourself
Driving real fast won't make it stop
Driving in a fast car make it stop

Come on push it again, push it again, push it down
Push it again, push it again, push it down
Burn it again, burn it again, burn it down
Burn it again, burning it down in the soul

I will meet you in the Darkness
I will meet you where you are
I will kiss you in this Darkness
I'm everywhere you are

Slow

Don't let go, don't let go, don't let go, don't let go, don't let go!!!

I will meet you in the Darkness
I will meet you where you are, where you are
I will kiss you in this Darkness
I'm everywhere you are

I'm everywhere you are

I will kiss you in this Darkness
I'm everywhere you are

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Don't Lose Heart
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

I know where the fire starts
It starts with the dream
I know where the dream goes
When it passes through the fire

You can knock me to the floor
But you can't keep me grounded

I'll fly...

Don't you lose heart Don't you lose heart
Don't you lose heart Don't you lose heart

I know where the water goes
When it falls from your face
I'm waiting for this mountain
To be thrown into the lake
You can make me feel sad
But you'll never make me hopeless

I'll fly...

Don't you lose heart Don't you lose heart
Don't you lose heart Don't you lose heart
Don't you lose heart Don't you lose heart

Like a phoenix rising up
Your Spirit takes me higher
I'll never give up
I'll never give up
I'll never give up

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Let The Beauty Out
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Crawl, until you got what you want
Until you got what you need, you're everything
Run, upon your broken floor
Scratch your nails on the door, until you're free

Love, like you've got something you could lose
Like your soul's never been bruised
And it's still brand new
Scream, until your lungs start to bleed
Until your spirit believes and you break through

It's okay love
I'm not a stranger to the fight
Just let me love you
And everything will be alright

Let the beauty out

Cry, until the tears start to cleanse
Until love descends and purifies
Push, until you feel that release
Until you find that peace that the world can't buy

It's okay love
You're not alone in the fight
Just let me love you
And everything will be alright

Let the beauty out

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Something Worth Defending
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Tell me all about it and start from the tip
Don't let it fall from your mind
Tell me where they hurt you
I will make them pay
I will make sure they think twice, twice!

All the words spoken they calloused your heart
Did it make you afraid to be scared?
'Cause wolves are always stalking
Beauty is a curse
Innocence makes you a target
Everything has changed, access denied
They will have to get through me first, first!

Is there something you're missing, love?
Something that you need?
Is that really you talking, love? 
Is this all you can see?
Yeah!!

It's as it should be, the sky and the trees
Close your eyes until you let go
I see in you something worth defending
More beautiful than you'll ever know
Visions of the future, collide with the past
It's all up to you now my love
This fear can make you blind, but don't let it paralyze
Close your eyes until you let go, go!

I can't make you love me even if I bled
You'd still think me crazy instead
And it's not that you can't
It's just that you won't let yourself be my desire

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Come Clean
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

whispering

Hey, wait, everything will be okay if you wait
Stay, here, everything will find its way
Even this is going to pass someday

Hey you, come clean.
Hey you, come clean.

Hold, firm, in the fire you are pure
In the fire you are pure as snow
Let it fall, the confusion in your heart will fade
It's only a matter of faith you have nothing to fear

Hey you, come clean.
Hey you, come clean.

Will you be here still, after the echo scream?
Will you be here still, after I come clean?

Hear me out! Hear me out! Hear me out!
Hear me out! Hear me out! Hear me out!
Hear me out! 

In the fire you are pure! Hear me out! 
In the fire you are pure! Hear me out! 
In the fire you are pure! Hear me out! 
In the fire you are pure! Hear me out! 
In the fire you are pure! Hear me out! 
In the fire you are pure! Hear me out! 

Oh! Hear me out!

fading out

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Heaven Knows (I'm A Long Shot)
music by Jonathan Jackson & lyrics by Jonathan and Richard Lee Jackson

Take me in your room, show me who you are
Break me into pieces, put me back again
The water's surrounding, I'm just a child

Heaven knows what I've been through
All the things to get to you
I'm a long shot! Baby that's all!
Heaven knows what I've been told
All the things to make me fold
I'm a long shot! Baby that's all!

Take me in your soul, color me in lights
The eye of my senses was the first to be shot blind
All I need is in your touch, all I need is right here
Drowning out the silent noise
The feeling comes when you draw near

Heaven knows what I've been through
All the things to get to you
I'm a long shot! Baby that's all!
Heaven knows what I've been told
All the things to make me fold
I'm a long shot! Baby that's all!

That you could see me at my worst point
And think there's something to redeem...
I've been waiting, I've been hoping yeah
I've been taking, the lightning from the hand
And I'll take this Love and come home to you, come home to you

Heaven knows what you've been through
All the things to get me to you
I'm a long shot! Baby that's all!
Heaven knows the tears you shed
All the blame you took instead for a long shot!
Baby that's all!

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Burst Wide Open
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

It's dark tonight, soul is tired and
My body's aching
Hands are worn, eyes burn
And the ground is shaking

The stars are out for us, and the tide is moving in
Don't let yourself stay calm, on our love...

It's going to break, it's going to burst wide open on
It's going to shock, it's going to hurt
It's going to amaze your
world

I'm in doubt tonight, it's on my back,
The weight of dreaming
Throat is dry, visions blurred and
My heart is screaming
But I'm still standing, the clouds are breaking
It's coming, yeah it's coming
And it's my destiny, it won't come to me
I'm running, said I'm running

I can't see but I can feel the change
Everything in me is being rearranged
Can't let myself give up, not now...

It's going to break, it's going to burst wide open on
It's going to shock, it's going to sting
It's going to release the dream

Oh, let it out let it shine! Oh, let it out let it break!
Oh, let it out let it shine and radiate, radiate!
Oh!

It's going to break, it's going to burst wide open on
It's going to shock, it's going to sting
It's going to release, release, release, release
The dream the dream the dream the dream!

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The Dark Room
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

I'm blank, no contrast, no colors, no schemes
Void it seems
Open the shudder, let the light come in
Something is being born, it just can't be seen
Pull away, and call it an escape
Move away from the crowd
I'm in Your pocket now
Resting, this testing has brought me to You
Why did I resist this beautiful process?

So drown me, put me in and surround me
Shut the doors and lock 'em if You need
This is between You and me
And soak me, break my will and choke me
Wrap me in chains if that's what I need
Turn the lights off so I can see

I'm in the Dark room...
Developing

I'm still every dream every plan fades to red
My soul is fed
When you kick me and shatter my heart
Humble me with grace, how I've missed this place
A flood of peace runs through my veins
Here only to serve is what I've learned
Resisting, this existing has bought me a choice
Why did I despair with You there?

So drown me, put me in and surround me
Shut the doors and lock 'em if You need
This is between You and me
And soak me, break my will and choke me
Wrap me in chains if that's what I need
Turn the lights off so I can see

I'm in the Dark room...
Developing

I'm in shock, the contrast and colors You've wrought
Who would have thought?
I'm thrown, the image I see looks more like You
And a lot less like me
I'm alive, with time out of mind
surrendered to the sound, I'm in Your rhythm now
Waiting, this invading love is free
I can trust You, can You trust me?

I'm in the Dark room...
Developing

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You're so young
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Well she waits by the phone
And he knows better than to leave her all alone
But it's like drawing blood from a stone
Just trying to get inside her soul
And her skin is soft and pale
And she's learned how to wear it so well
She knows just what to buy and what to sell
But she doesn't know what she's feeling
She's just staring at her ceiling

You're so young
You're so young
And you already need so much healing

She puts her faith in her coat
Every time she steps out into the cold
Yeah she trusts some foreign hands that sew
But the ones near she would never let hope
She puts her love into machines
And they fill her with joy in the morning
Yeah they drown out the lies that keep swarming
But she cant see what they're stealing
Time won't heal what she's concealing

You're so young
You're so young
And you already need so much healing

And it was dawn when her daddy left
And her mama cried until she went deaf
And the night sunk deep into her chest
The pain was something she could never digest
She's got a job and she's got friends
Yeah the future for her it has no end
But her heart is like a letter that's never been read
An apology that's never been said
She can't take what he's revealing
She wants to run instead she's kneeling

You're so young
You're so young
And you already need so much healing

Well nobody can measure the pain in your heart
Ever since you were born you've been hit so hard
No one is immune, no one starts out numb
And what it rips through it doesn't leave when it's done
Where you gonna find that healing?

Well he waits by the door
Hesitates for a second maybe more
'Cause he knows he's never been this close before
His shadow right behind him on the floor
He knocks and says its me
Well she opens the door and he can tell that she's been crying
He immediately falls down on bended knee
Says what you're looking for, you won't find it in me
She wants to trust but she's still reeling
She wants to love but she's still dealing with it all

Oh yeah
You're so young
You're so young
And you already need so much healing

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In the Image
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Every place you walk into 
Flowers they begin to bloom 
When you're in tune with grace and truth
Deep inside you got something real 
No one out here could ever steal 
It's in your blood and ready to be revealed

When we love we create
Just like God above

Everyone's been compromised
Everyone's hurt inside
It's faded on this side of paradise
And like the rain falls from the sky
I've seen that look in your eye
It's alright if you want to cry
I don't mind

When we love we create
Just like God above
Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah
We are born of love
When we receive from your hand
We begin to understand
Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah
We are born
of love

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Homesick
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Yeah
The more I feel this love
The harder it is to be away
I don't how you did it
Did it for a single day
I'm starting to shut down
With no friends around
Got no memories of this town
Feel more lost than found
Everything inside of me longs to quit
It's only been a week now and I'm already homesick

Well this room is so empty
Unlike my head
Filled with a laughter that now seems so dead
You've said it's not good
For man to be alone
I never understood it before
If only I'd have known
Well I wanna get out of here
And I wanna get out of here quick
It's only been a week now and I'm already homesick

Well this place is a desert
Even with the rain
I don't know why you made us
Able to feel this much pain
My little boy, he just turned two
He wants to wrestle with me
I wanna wrestle too
But he can't see me
It's like some cruel trick
It's only been a week now and I'm already homesick

I've been thinking about your smile
It leads me to your eyes
Then I hear your voice
It makes me want to cry
And I can't behold the beauty that's there
And it rips at my heart
I can't even voice a prayer
No matter how much I will it
The clock slowly ticks
It's only been a week now and I'm already homesick

I've been thinking about my father
And what he did
All those long nights
Sleeping without her
I've been thinking about the son
And what he chose to leave
To die as a stranger
For some who would never believe
And the candle's still burning
But the room won't stay lit
It's only been a week now and I'm already homesick

Everything I run after
Disappears when I arrive
Down here we live in the shadows
I'll see home when I die
God I need to feel you
If not just for a little bit
I'm only twenty three and I'm already homesick

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I'm On Your Side
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

I saw you in the womb
I heard your first cry in the room
I knew you wouldn't understand
I knew you'd turn your eyes away 

Hush now
Quiet down
Don't let yourself drown in this 
I'm on your side
I'm on your side

I saw you in your room
With a stomach full of pills
You don't remember anything
How I sat beside you and sang

Hush now
Quiet down
Don't let yourself drown and forget
I'm on your side
I'm on your side

And you don't have to hide
And you don't have to lie
Ever since you were a child
You had so much light
And you were eight and I was four
And something had to change
And someday you'll come around
And lay it all down

I love you enough to tell you the truth
I love you enough to tell you the truth

Well you don't have to change for me
But love will never leave you the same
You don't have to change for me
But love will never leave you the same
You don't have to change for me
But love will never leave you the same

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She's My Little Girl

music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

She's got two teeth on the bottom
One coming in on top
Well she likes to wave her hands
She can't talk
She can't yet walk
But we both know she understands
On her mother's hips
Up the stairs she ascends
With no fear of falling
In the other room
Her brother rides a wooden horse
And she can hear his voice calling

She doesn't know how young I am
It'll be a long while before she realizes
She likes to dance
She likes to sing
There's no telling what she'll bring
To the world
But first
She's my little girl

She's got a face that lights up the night
In the morning she's like the sun
Maybe tomorrow we can go to the zoo
Don't forget to bring the camera
Memory fades and so do the days
But our love will never falter
And someday she'll fall in love
With the man she was made for
He'll give her his heart
He'll give her his soul
And vow to protect her
He'll give her diamonds
He'll give her gold and pearls
But first
She's my little girl

Every day I pray for you
To keep you from harm
To keep you safe
Every day I watch you grow
One miracle after another
Every day I see you smile
Cuts through the pain of this world
Every day I thank God for you
My little girl

I hope these arms make you feel safe
And my voice makes you feel at home
In the deep places of your soul
Where only God can go
May you swim, may you fly
In the grace of his light
Somewhere in our hearts
Even in the next world
You will always be
My little girl

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Before Love Came to Me
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Way down, eyes to the ground
Struck numb, deaf to the sound
Couldn't see the face in front of me
That's how I felt
Before love came to me

Timid and scared, a broken wing in the air
Calloused and bruised, tired and used
Lost and scattered, it doesn't really matter
That's how I felt
Before love came to me

You don't have to see to believe
You don't have to rhyme to sing
You don't have to speak to lie
You don't have to walk away to say goodbye

Pitch black, mind in the mud
A sacred rose, buried in the flood
A peasant with no king, a lover with no ring
That's how I felt
Before love came to me

A child alone, home address unknown
A soldier on the run, courage tied to a stone
I couldn't see the good inside of me
That's how I felt
Before love came to me

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Jeffrey Wrestled the Angel
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Walk away now 
Break the curse
Don't wanna do the same thing
Or something worse
Well is it time yet?
Is it way over-due?
Starting to get closer now
And further from what you used to be
There's nothing left holding you
Or pulling you away
And something had to break
Your wrist is as good a thing as any
Something had to break
Your heart 
It was never yours to carry
Jeffrey wrestled the angel

You got a new name
You got a new game
Your children call you blessed
Well this is the kind of story that lasts
Starting to get ready now
The living out of who you want to be
And all remaining traces are gone
But you're still awake

Something had to break
Your wrist is as good a thing as any
He knew this heart had to break
And why not
It's as good a heart as any
And where you come from
Is not who you are
It's not who you are
Everyone can see
You're not who you were
You're not who you were
You're not who you were

Now there's no turning back
There's no turning back
No turning back
Now there's no turning back
There's no turning back
No turning back

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A Letter to My Son
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Listen to me carefully
Peek-a-boo bambino (?)
Papa's singing to you now
So listen with your soul

Vanity, vanity's a chasing of the wind
Everything you do here will one day end
Touch a stove and you'll get burned
Run and you may fall
Stand too long in one place 
You might not live at all
Put her on a pedestal
And she might fall on you
Make sure you know that she's the one
Before you say I do
Money fades and glory tells the biggest of lies
Welcome homes are always so much better than goodbyes

Beauty and charm deceive
Virtue it is rare
Rains falls on everyone
The stoic and the scared
Try to learn from my mistakes
Avoid stubbornness
A lie may get you want you want
But it won't keep many friends
Love is patient, love is kind
Pride has to be right
Forgiveness heals and grudges kill
Til you can't sleep at night
A home without a father is a home without a gun
A kiss that has no covenant is scared and on the run

Drink too much and you'll get drunk
Sleep around and see
All that you really know is vanity
In the end you will not care how much you made
As vision fades and the days erase, love is what remains
Nothing you will ever do could make me love you more
Nothing you will ever do could make me love you less
There is no stain that grace can't wash whiter than the snow
There is no greater love than the love that Jesus showed
Remember you are my son
The world can never tell
Listen to the spirit talk
He's always here to help

The first twenty years are the longest of your life
Don't be in too big a rush to have them all go by
Be gracious to the stranger
Be weary of man
Jealousy is poison and envy is its friend
Stay away from the loose girl
It's never too soon
If you don't want to sleep with her, don't go in her room
Dream out loud day and night
Under the sun and under the stars
Never ever apologize for being who you are
Please do not despise the wounds of a friend
Bring it all into the light
Never hold it in
Notice all the beauty that surrounds you every day
A rainless night, a cloudy sky, a hug that's on the way
Remember of whose image you were formed in the womb
Eternity is your heart
He's coming back soon

Listen to me carefully
Peek-a-boo bambino
Papa's praying for you now
So rest your head and know
God is love
God is love
God is love

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Don't Listen to Me, Anymore
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

If I don't tell you how beautiful you are
If I don't confess that you mean the world to me
If I ever cease to wipe the tears from your face
To cover you in grace
To shower you with praise
Don't listen to me anymore
Don't listen to me anymore

If from my lips kindness doesn't run
Like a river to your soul
Like an ocean for your heart
If I don't hold you in the darkness of the night
When everything is not alright
And you weary from the fight
Don't listen to me anymore
Don't listen to me anymore

If I don't tell you that you could never be replaced
That you could never be erased
No one could ever fill the space
Don't listen to me anymore
Don't listen to me anymore

If I don't whisper secrets in your ear
Secrets only you will hear
Secrets to allay the fears
Don't listen to me

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Bedtime Story
music & lyrics by Jonathan Jackson

Let me tell you a story about a man
Though he came from glory, he was in demand
He laid down his crown, put aside his faith
To give his heart to a girl with a secret name

Let me tell you a story about a dad
Even though he had wealth, his son was all he had
And he let him go into foreign land
To save a girl, he'd lose his life like they planned

Let me tell you a story about a girl
She didn't take glory, not in this world
Raised an orphan thrown out in the cold
Sold her body for idols of gold
Until one day the day he came
He took her hand and wiped away her stains
Well she let ago, turned away and ran
She couldn't believe, she didn't understand
But this hero came to save the day
They fought like heaven to take her away

When it was all done
She'd run her last race
She fell to the ground and hid her face
She found herself on the street where she began
Out in the cold alone the orphan
Through her tears she saw a man
With blue fire eyes and scars on his hands
With aching knees she stood in her place
And felt the truth of amazing grace

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