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Sentimental mind at ease
Go ahead, do as you please
No more worry here today
As you wander on your way

Fathom loss, ache again
Show me all of your pain
Tears hidden all inside
Suffered for my foolish pride

On and on it goes it seems
Never ending raging stream
Ebb and flow, rising tide
Die a little more inside

For the love that you seek
Acceptance here, we beseech
Remembrance afterwards
What is left, still in reach

Pictures of happy times
Chapter verse, yes it rhymes
Snapshot of a time long ago
Where is the love we long to know

Friend or foe, here we go
Down this road of deepest woe
Time and time and time again
Draw a breath and start again

Eyes that see but then again, no
Seeking for a time of peace
Ears that hear, but deaf to all
As we slip, rise and fall

Feet that fail, trip along
Will we be weak, forever strong
Clash of egos hinder us
Will this last forevermore

Dream of humility, foolish pride
Heart pulled along on a foolish ride
Trampled under the feet of sin
Here I am, lost again

And I wander and wander
On this path
Seeking a moment
That will last
And the best that I can do
Is never good enough

Her I am, on my knees
Looking for a remedy
A word, an herb, a bandage fair
To help with my repair

A light, a sound, a notion please
That will show a reprieve
That the path I am on
Is the one that I belong

And after all is said and done
Will my flesh come undone
And will the things I have done
Be good enough this time

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The Contract

Tired and hungry
Down in my luck
Asked the man
If he could spare a buck
He said
Come inside
I have just the thing
That will get you on
Your feet again

He pulled out a contract
The longest I’ve seen
Said this is the one
That everyone sees
It has life and death
And taxes and fees
It costs a small fortune
But everything’s guaranteed

This is a way
To find your feet again
To get you where
You need to be
Just sign this waiver
That you agree
To give your life over
Over to me

We’ll give you all
That you will ever need
No need to work
Or repay the deed
Food is here
For your family
But your children
They will belong to me

They’re education
Is free of charge
But they’ll be taught
That I’m in charge
Of all that they want
All that they wish
All that they believe in
Is here on this list

If they do as they’re told
And speak what I say
They’ll be taken care of
Til they’re dying day
They must turn from their GOD
And worship mother earth
Hand over their children
From their first day here on earth

They must bow to my idols
And give fealty
They must turn from their ways
And sin mightily
Have children with anyone
As long as they’re for me
Sin here upon the streets
Where everyone can see

Make sacrifices to idols
That we will appoint
The blood of your children
Will soon anoint
Don’t worry, it’s safe
We’ve done it before
No one feels a thing
After hitting the floor

We’ve rooms and rooms
To slaughter the poor
No sacrifice to small
That comes through our doors
We’ve men and women
In charge of the lines
They’ll get you through
In the nick of time

Now, before we go on
Is there anything you’d like to say
About what we provide
As services today?
The cost may seem high
But all is included
From your day of birth
Til you take your last breath

I sat for a moment
Dumbstruck, in awe
That there was a man
Selling everything I saw
I looked at my hands
As they signed away
This life that I lived
On this day

He snatched it away
As fast as he could
Took it from me
And locked it away
He laughed at my plight
Til tears they appeared
Told me to leave
Before he tore me apart

Now I’m a slave
To the man here in charge
Forever in chains
A slave on this barge
Be careful the contract
The page that you sign
For some of them rob you
Til the end of time

Peace

On the last day of war
There was no one left to kill
No one left to murder
Or bury ‘neath a hill
The children had all died
That were sent to War
The parents had all died
Their hearts couldn’t take anymore

No one could proclaim
That the war had come to an end
The voices had been silenced
Except for the wind
No tears were shed
For the bodies returning from war
Everything lay stagnant
Was there life here before

No one heard the birds that sang
For they’d all gone away
No one heard the dogs barking
Not even a lonely stray
The leaves on the wind were silent
Their audience dead and gone
No one to enjoy their voice
No one to hear their song

Mushroom clouds over head
More than the eye could see
More than one could count
More than one could conceive
Buttons pushed in panic
Buttons pushed in anger
Wiped out our loved ones
Along with the stranger

Who would have thought
In so short of time
That time would stand still
Till the end of time
Bring about peace
Before peace dies a horrid death
Before we lose our life
Before we lose our breath

Crying For A Savior

Leaders leading through a swampy mire
Dance a dirge – round a funeral pyre
Money in the coffers hidden from us all
Blindness – we all suffer for our desire

Waver which way the wind blow
Never knowing how we go
Circles show us where we are
As we wander – follow a hidden star

Mind a mess of murky thoughts
Pick a subject before its lost
Is this really what we want
When darkness surround – our thoughts

Shall I play a tune for you
Sing of only skies of blue
What is the truth we wish to see
And is it true – for me and you

Do we get what we deserve
When we break the status quo
Urge the public to take the fatal blow
For the money – makes it all go

Will the light we seek for the subject we reach
Be enough to counter it all
And bring a new dawn
To the gloom – to the pall

We look for a new way
To survive another day
But each day we fall to our knees

In this day and age
We challenge it with rage
But the problem – still it persists

Crying for a savior
Crying for a favor
Do we really know what we need

Look for the light
Look for the way
Look for the GOD who made it all today

Influence

When all that’s left
Is emptiness and pain
When all you see
Is the darkness at your feet

I AM the one
Who will lead the way
Back into the light
Of a new day

When all that you can do
Is never enough
And the trials you’ve gone through
Have left you in the rough

Call upon the One
Call upon your King
For I will help you through
To receive everything

And the mountains that you climb
And the rivers that you cross
Are just a moment in time
In a line that’s here and gone

So rise up and be free
Take the path that’s before thee
To a future not been writ
To a play with no script

Make the most of your destiny
As you make your daily plans
Mix the good with the bad
And live a life for eternity

And all that you choose
And all that you say
And all that you think
And all that you pray
Influence the man
Influence the boy
Influence the child
You were meant to be

Rekindle The Fire

The gods we all worship
The gods to whom we sing
The gods we bow before
In the winter and the spring
Be it money, power or fame
Be it something more discrete
We all seek the answers
From the wrong side of the street

We wallow in our sin
But cannot see our pain
That which grieves us most
Is deeply held within
Round and round and round we dance
Without a care in this world
If only we could see
Through our pain and misery

No cheap dress or uniform
To hide our darkest fears
Only the best money can buy
To last us through the years
We fill ourselves with pride
We fill ourselves with disgust
Never to show our true selves
Throughout the days, months or years

Can we hide the pride that kills our soul
Can we find a cure for the darkness whole
Can we become all we wish and desire
Can we be restored, rekindle the fire

The Throne Of GOD

Have you been a target
For their barbs and their hooks
For their cutting remarks
And their dirty looks
Have you been mocked
And knocked to the ground
Every time
Your turn came around

Have you been depressed
And Ill at ease
Felt nothing but shame
Covered in disease
Left all alone
Like a leper and a fool
Shunned and ignored
At work and at school

There is a place
A word that will heal
That will touch your heart
And change how you feel
Bring forth renewal
Bring forth growth
To make you a shining star
In the eyes of GOD

Come to the throne of GOD
A place of peace
A sacred space
Where many come for life
Healing and wonders
Not seen by mans eyes
Can bring you to a better place
For eternity

Hand from Heaven

And a hand came down from heaven
And touched the heart of man
Lifted him up and brushed him off
And pointed him towards the light

Spoke into his heart of hearts
Told him right from wrong
Gave his life a purpose that day
And his heart a brand new song

And angels could be heard
Singing songs of praise
Giving voice to GODS majesty
All throughout the lands

Peace and prosperity
Tribulation and death
All were said to come about
In the lives of man

The path was never said to be easy
But doable if they followed HIM
Able to overcome all
If we confessed our sins

Live a life renewed
One with passion and love
One filled with integrity
That can only come from above

Grab the hand from heaven
Grab that lifeline
Look into the eyes of GOD
And find your eternity

Comparisons

The world knows nothing
Of forgiveness or redemption
Knows nothing of love
Or what the heart needs
The world says to do your thing
No matter what
If it feels good do it
Don’t worry about the cost

The world keeps track
Of all that you have done
Every sin committed
Every word under the sun
It says you must relive
Every wicked deed or word
That you must be reminded
To keep you in line

No room for growth
No room for maturity
That would mean no control
They would dwell in obscurity
They would be left behind
Stagnant in their ways
Living in darkness
The rest of their days

So, do not compare
The Sun and the Moon
Or the stars in the sky
To the sand on the beach
Neither are alike
In the way that they are
Just like the world
Cannot be compared to GOD

Camelot

Running on a blade I’m on a slippery slope
Can you feel the pressure of the all consuming dope
Higher than high lower than low
Where is the world that I used to know

Children of the grave
Cry out for refrain
Just another chance
To do it again

And suppose they were given a second chance
Would they do better the second time around
Cleansing of the soul to be clean again
But will they ever stop the all consuming sin

Children of this day
Ask for Camelot
Looking for freedom
To strike them today

And the blindness that they live in
Is killing them each day
And the heartache they live through
When there’s no other way

Children, children
This is the way
Follow the GOD
Who has made a way