L Y R I C S

The Labyrinth LP

CLICK TITLES TO LISTEN

 

1. Awestruck

A warm wind blows gently from the hillside
The birches and the pines stand strong and green
Their branches sway so tenderly in the sunlight
Like they're dancing with the waters of the sea

Like fingertips your breath glides across it
The glassy waters ripple at your touch
I marvel while all creation stands in glory
Harmoniously existing, I feel a rush of something
Swelling up inside, reviving what has died
Inviting me to join

[Chorus]

You're taking my breath away with every glance
Your surpassing beauty offers me a chance to share in it myself, but I am unworthy
Oh I'm so unworthy
And I'm awestruck by this radiant light
The shadows that once enveloped me flee with all their might in this glorious springtime
Your dawn, my delight

What can compare to my beloved?
The glaciers and canyons all fall short
I believe every mountain would crumble
The very earth would split apart without your support


[Chorus]

2. Valley of Tears

With all you ever wanted, all you ever needed to live
I know it's simple but it's all I have left to give

Who is gonna stand by our side through all the years?
Who is gonna save us from this Valley of Tears?

[Chorus]
Never gonna glimpse with one eye

I've always found winking creepy anyway
Tonight you're gonna speak your last lie
Or you're never gonna fight, never love enough to die

Woah-oh-oh

Never thought I'd fall this far
Always thought I'd be the one to think things through

Breaking away leaves scars, I tried to force it to be true
But you...Oh, because of you

[Chorus]

Run, run baby it's over now
Take one last breath and let it out


[Chorus]
 

3. Desert Soil

Scorched earth and blistered hands
Living streams so far away
Beckoned me into this place
In this desert I remain

[Chorus]

The light will penetrate the darkness of my soul
Illuminate the caverns no other dares to go
Turn this desert soil into clay
And with this desert soil sculpt away

Allure me softly, charming Love
Whisper words so tenderly
Intimate moment, hearts beat as one
‘Til we emerge, ‘til on you I lean

[Chorus]

Spear me fiercely, carve away / Every blemish, all decay
Bring comfort to all the waste / Places in my life

Make the desert bud and nourish / ‘Til like Eden bloom and flourish
Joy and gladness love has purchased / So I sing this melody

[Chorus]

4. Without You

I
Had ano-
ther dream
About you last night

I’m
Going out
Of my mind
Without you

[Chorus]

They say lovin’ comes easy, but to me it ain’t so
I’ve never loved one so truly as you
Fill my mind with a thousand distractions to keep
Me safe from this heartache I’ve grown used to

La-de-dah   (x4)

You
Were so
Unexpected

I
Used to be

So hesitant

But you
Ravished my heart

So suddenly

You
Won me over
So completely

[Chorus]

La-de-dah(x8)

 

Don’t you fret
‘Cause I’ll
Keep all
This to myself

I’ll guard
This raw heart

And keep it safe
From anybody else

5. Torn

Remove the crust from my eyes and tiptoe down
Sit cross-legged and stare at the stone
This is all I’ve ever been shown
But there’s safety in my mundane little throne

And these cavern walls are all I’ve ever known
Staring at the shadows in the emptiness, alone
Yet I’m content to stay
Afraid to wonder, to dream, afraid to break

There’s something stirring in my core these days
My illusion has held me in his embrace
How can I trust what I don’t know?
This is all new, I’ve never felt this way before

And these cavern walls are all I’ve ever known
Staring at the shadows in the emptiness, alone
You’re making me feel brave
And at the same time I’ve never been so afraid

You’ve convinced me that there’s more, if I just dare—
But what if you lead me from this cave and abandon me out there?
What if I love you fiercely but you come to scorn?
What if this sacred stony curtain then is torn?

I’m torn
I’m torn

I’m torn
I’m torn

You’re making me feel brave
And at the same time I’ve never been so afraid

 

6. The Labyrinth

Lost in a labyrinth of hope
Clues are hidden discreetly through the terrors of the sharp-stoned canopy
You’ll emerge from these trials stronger than before
The desert cannot swallow you if you endure the war
That is waging deep within your bones
Raging in recesses of your soul

So don’t give in, now, friend.  Don’t give in, now, lovely one.

[Chorus]

A little spark
Is all it takes to start a roaring flame
The wood of your heart
May be too wet from your tears now, but soon the kindling will come alive again
So don’t despair
When the ghosts that dwell within this hollow pit seek you out

All they can really do
When they invade is just pass through

And make you stronger
Yes, you’ll be stronger for facing them

You may be lost in a labyrinth, but there’s hope
Clues are hidden discreetly through the terrors of this sharp-stoned canopy

You’ll emerge from these trials stronger than before
The desert cannot swallow you, you will endure the war
That is waging deep within your bones
Raging in recesses of your soul

So take heart now, my friend.  Together we’ll conquer this, my lovely one

[Chorus]

Oh, you’ll be stronger…
Stronger….

7. Psalm 127

Knock on the door of my heart and call out my name
Debris from this house that I’ve built, I’m crushed under its weight
Shattered glass and chandeliers of a dream I put my faith, oh, I put my faith in

But unless I let you build the house, my labor is in vain
So take this rubble soul and erect a manor once again
Lately I’ve been late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil
So hold your weary lover now, and as she rests her fears uncoil...
Sleep my love


It won’t be long now, love, keep your head against my heart
Let my breath fill your lungs with desire I’ll fulfill every part
It won’t be long, honey, just keep holding on as I bid your fears to depart
Oh, to depart

Because unless you let me build the house, our labor is in vain
I’ll take your rubble soul and erect a manor once again
Lately you’ve been late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil
So let me hold my weary lover now, and as you rest your fears uncoil...
Sleep my love

Purest rays of dawn
Touch the white bedsheet
Gentle breath, closed eyes
Delicate lashes on your cheeks

Oh look how far we’ve come
Beloved, rest in me
[Come and] rest in me.   (x3)


Because unless you let me build the house, our labor is in vain
I’ll take this rubble soul and erect a manor once again
Lately you’ve been late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil
So let me hold my weary lover now, and as she rests her fears uncoil...
Sleep my love
Sleep my love
Sleep my love

8. Ransom Blood

Locked away in my quiet place, I tremble at the thought of the noise
Though speaking out for truth leads to disgrace, I can’t suppress the
longing in my voice

I just want to be alone for a little while, yeah
I just want to be alone
With you

Boisterous crowds attempt to separate with outcries that propel the falling rain
Silently I stand and listen as they’re drowning out the truth with the profane
Close my eyes and feel the rushing wind like fire inside it swells up and erupts
Emblazoned in the ransom blood, proclaim with zeal and no one interrupts

Ahhh

This fortress built around my heart to keep them out
Transformed into a work of art, a cathedral now
You call me out from the dark and on this rock construct your eternal mark

Ahhh

You believed in me when everybody else wavered
Now the least that I can do is return the favor
I am overwhelmed by your fiery love
Yes I am overwhelmed by love

Hard to believe that yesterday, fled for my life cowering in fearConvince me now to quiet down, I’ll never stop declaring you are near
 

9. Wrestling Flames

I have made mistakes
I have fallen too far to climb out on my own
But I’m not alone

I have made mistakes
I have dabbled in darkness and broken the crown
I’ve let you down


But your power is made perfect in weakness
You say your power is made perfect in weakness   
And I’m the weakest of all

[Chorus]

Glory, glory tell your story now
Bread of the Presence, I surrender


You have drawn my gaze
In an instant, I am delighted by your embrace
Peace, restless soul

You have pierced me deep
Wrestling flames till totally you claim me
All condemnation falls away

Died and risen up with you
Under grace, alive

[Chorus]

Oohs

I have made mistakes….
I have fallen from grace
I have made mistakes
But they’re all erased

10. Little Bird

See now, little bird, how the wind blows
Tethered hearts hide safely from their dreaded foes
Freedom is relative to all I know
How treacherous the stormy sky
Though you’re afraid, you still are made to fly

I made a home in a fox’s den
Don’t know when I’ll come back again
So toast with me to simpler days
The lion’s breath caused quite a haze

There was a time when I felt so alive
You could see it in the way I cried out heart and soul
Oh, something had a hold
The strain of love is far too strong
It makes demands my whole life long
Someone had a hold
See that’s the trouble

[Chorus]

I’m fearless in your gaze
I could soar into the broken night
Into the unexplored enclave,
Little bird, take flight

Let valor swell from within your chest
The tempest flares in wild protest
The enemy seems vast but it’s a harmless shadow
The dangers go as they will come
So rise up, sweet one, and don’t succumb

[Chorus]

Little bird, take flight
Little bird, take flight
Little bird, take flight
Little bird, take flight

11. Race Along

Another day, another chance to break this habit to beguile
I feel a Spirit rushing,
Strengthening my bones with every mile
Simply spoken, it’s a baptismal washing of sorts
And although sweat mars my vision, I’ll stick to the course

[Chorus]

I will run, I will run
Towards the goal        
I’ll press on and I will claim my holy prize
I’ll press on to this upward call

So trod along with me, for if we walk our step will not be be hampered
And if we run we cannot stumble, our salvation can’t be tampered

With all I have to give, I offer you
A partnership, a godly passion, all that is true

[Chorus]

So race along, and call to mind all that you once knew
You’re not alone; in this communion lies your value
So race along, and call to mind all that you once knew to be true
You’re not alone; in this communion, learn your value

[Chorus x3]

 

12. Alabaster Walls

Hey Mr. sailor
Come to the river and see
The waters rising up and
Testing your ardent belief
Me when I say
It's coming down
If you don't learn to breathe beneath the surface
You'll surely drown

Oh the horizon
Glistens like the dew fall
Ing in the desert
Under alabaster walls
Will crumble down, so don't you dare look back.   

Time will tell us what we need to know
Hide your bluff behind sincerity and watch their trust grow
Nevermore to victimize respite
Or my dear, did  you have something very different in mind?
All of this is far beyond my dreams.  
Hiding in plain sight

I took a call today
From someone I didn't know
I took a chance away
To hitchhike anywhere I go
On thinking the same old peace of mind
I think I finally understand the proverb “love is blind”

And as I travelled
I pitched a tent along the road
Way in the sunlight
Set up a hammock where wind blows
Warmly carrying this tune.  

The alabaster walls will quake and crumble down
But I'll follow you to where freedom abounds

 
Jealous Love EP

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1. Into the Night

Awaken nostalgias of the years
The  hopes and dreams and all the fears that you’ve suppressed
In silence, reverberating storms
Echoes of a memory of a life you once dreamed
That you’d possess

And I
I fall over and again
Into complacency
A fallacy
A lie that I’ve learned to believe

But you
You call me on again
And draw me out from private quarters of my soul
Where even I dare not go

Reawaken desire, re-stoke the pyre
And watch the fire rise into the night
Revive what’s dead, bring us back to life
And let Your power seep into our veins tonight

 

2. Visitation Song

I’m on this spontaneous journey
Still seeing Him glow like moonlight
Overwhelmed by Your love that consumes me
I fly

Who am I
That you should come to me
And bring with you my Lord?
Oh, I’ve been waiting
For so long now
A dead, dry heart discovers it can still beat

Come magnify the Lord with me

[Chorus]
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord
And my spirit rejoices
In God my Savior
Oh, He has looked
With favor on His lowly servant
From this day on
All generations will call me blessed

The Almighty has done great things for me and holy is His name
He has mercy on those who fear Him in every generation
He has shown the strength of His arm
He has scattered the proud in their conceit
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones
And lifted up the lowly

[Chorus]

He has filled the hungry with good things
And the rich He has sent away empty
He has come to the help of His servant, Israel

For He remembered His promise of mercy
The promise He made to our fathers
To Abraham and His children forever

 

3. Jealous Love

You’re crushed by a thousand burdens
With the devil riding on your spine
Yet you walk through life like you don’t feel it
But that’s what he wants
That’s where he wants you

Deception blinds your weary cravings
And you’re restless ‘til there’s manna on your tongue
Yet concupiscence bears fickle passions
To enslave your soul
That’s right where he wants you

Do you know
Do you know
Where to go
When darkness closes in?
Take my hand
Take my hand
I’ll lead you to the Promised Land

Ahhh

His Jealous love will overtake you
He will fight and you need only to be still
And bursting forth from His side spills mercy
That’s what He wants
That’s where He wants you
And that’s what you want
That’s what you want, too

Do you know
Do you know
Where to go
When death is at your door?
Take my hand
Take my hand
I’ll lead you to the Promised Land

16. You Are  

Is this the Great I Am?
The King of Kings?
The one who’s come to set the captives free?
How can one so small accomplish all these things
And yet you have enraptured me
You’ve enraptured me

In seeking You I’m already found
The Light shines in the darkness all around
Yet the darkness will not overcome
Emmanuel, You’re the chosen one
You’re the chosen one

[Chorus]

Incarnate Word
Creator of All
You are my King
Infant so small
How can it be
That You should come to me?

From you for all
Grace upon grace
You ravish our hearts with one glimpse of your face
Tell me what is Truth and what is power?
Your simple love, relentless shower

[Chorus]

And I will adore you
And I will adore you
And I will adore you, God

Emmanuel, Messiah
Prince of Peace, Mighty God
Lord of Lords, Morning Star, You are

Counselor, Comforter
Almighty One, King of the Ages
Lamb of God, Alpha, Omega, You are

And I will adore you
And I will adore you
And I will adore you, God

[Chorus]

And I will adore You
I will adore You
I will adore You, God