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  FOR THE LOVE OF MY COUNTRY
for the love of this country, hey
one man pinned up and traded away
for the love of the country, hey
He is...
for the love of this country, man
how He laid down to love His land
for the love of this country, man
He is all
but what can i say?
(oh)
run and hide?
(no)
how can i be?
(low)
do you see this place?
(gone away, gone away, gone away)
do you see this race?
(gone away, gone away, gone away)
for the love of this country, see
how we shake our fists angrily
for the love of this country, see
we are so
but what can i say
(oh)
run and hide
(no)
how can i be
(low)
do you see this place?
(gone away, gone away, gone away)
do you see this race?
(gone away, gone away, gone away)
for the love of this country, hey
would i live so to fade away?
for the love of this country, hey
would i fall?

HOPE FOR ALWAYS
when 'all is mine' is over
would You have the time, my friend
to push me up and over
hold me till the glory end and
when my pain is sober
would You have the mind to send
hope for always ever
hold me - this wicked man and
me, with pain and all
might take the fall
yet grow so tall
and creeping like a wonder
is the fear that drives me mad
"that all is going under,
all is always ever sad" and
throwing winter summer
and breezing me to my greed
but give me hope for always
'all' is falling on my knees and
You, with love and truth
will make us new
and will hold us thru
the sins of the world wouldn't hold You
though it seems each day i try
please, bless me with hope for always
that i might live, might die and
me, with pain and all
might take the fall
yet grow so tall
You, with love and truth
will make us new
and will hold us thru

RECEIVE
tell the jury
tell the judge
tell the world
mom and dad
you are sad
check your name
check your head
I've heard more joy
from some - someone dead
are you He?
did you die on a tree
and I can't help
it makes me think
made of dirt
full of greed
like a theif
making life in robbery
mae a crown
for the pain
and it falls on your mind
like so much rain
receive
too close
too far
too insane
receive

COMPLAIN
did you see my hands were tied?
i pierced this Savior's side
well, what have i done?
(what have we become?)
and more words to run it thru
to crush anything in You
and to trip it up
it's simple though i'm tired
been unmoved, uninspired
did you see my eyes were blind?
to even know what I had to find
much less count the cost
(or count me for lost)
insane for another day
so all is all right, okay
i trip it up
it's easy though i'm mad
weathered so and sad...
to see the lies in me
and why (i never try)
but i'll stand (displeased) so cheap
did you see my mouth was closed?
of the priceless fill i know
not a word to say
(i spoke anyway)
well, i cried for an inside
an inside to realize
oh, how tripped up
it's different though, i'm strange
i'll never, never change...
to see the lies in me
and why (i never try)
but i'll stand (displeased) so cheap
did you see my head was dead?
to any right or good that's said
would i bow?
(could you learn it now?)
sick for a little hope
hope that's a choke and joke
Christ - trip me up
i really see i'm free
when You carry me...
to see the lies i believe
and why (i'd ever try)
and i can pray (so deep) received

BLISS IS
raised to be rich
trip or be tripped
give to get, live to get
throw a fit
give to get, live to get
what is it?
you're gonna have to wait
my family can't relate
on the floor, out the door
clean the slate
on the floor, out the door
in this hate
and this is how
i'll let it go
Savior save me
from what i know
(oh, what do i know?)
pushed ahead in this
society angry bliss
disregard life is hard
give a kiss
disregard life is hard
cut my wrist
did i never care?
silence at the dinner chair
hush up now, hear us now
sit and stare
hush up now, hear us now
was it fair?
and this is how
i'll let it go
Savior save me
from what i know
(save me from what i know)

DO I?
She might have been a princess
She might've been here with us
Or ride so high and far away
Is she sleeping safely?
Is her sky the same way?
Does she know now my own fear?
She might've seen the ocean
If I'd had the notion
To listen closely and obey
I don't know love - do I?
He might have had the stars in
In his eyes and within
He might've been my brother now
Jesus will you hold him?
Showing that you love him?
Careless I have been with words
He should not see the weather
His joy should last forever
Please give him reason to go on
Well is my treasure ever
Any good if I'll never
Have the love to give away?
We might've seen the ocean
I know I've had the notion
But I don't know love
So what's to say?

RING TRUE
what is this?
thru strange and bad
it does not touch this joy i have
what is this?
thru future, past
and now or then only love will last
oh, these words ring true to me
love the Maker
crown the King
who gives us all and makes me sing
count my blessings
on my knees
so thankful for all everything
oh, these words ring true to me
my strength is dead
i hope instead
in what will be
in what we'll se
my strength is dead
i hope instead
on every word He's said
this is real
and this is good
to trust in truth now as i should
give the glory
give the pain
and let the fall build me again
oh, these words ring true to me
oh, these words ring true to me
my strength is dead
i hope instead
in what will be
in what we'll see
my strength is dead
i hope instead
on every word He's said
who gives us all
(who gives us all)
and makes me sing
so thankful for
(so thankful for)
all everything
my strength is dead
i hope instead
in what will be
in what we'll see
my strength is dead
i hope instead
on every word He's said
who gives us all
(who gives us all)
and makes me sing
so thankful for
(so thankful for)
all everything

ALL PRETTY FOR THE T.V.
I see the wealthy guy
The world in his eyes
He need not contain no pain or shame
"And never will," I cry
And I'm a dirty word
You know I'm so absurd
If I write things off as meaningless
So I'm never heard
Stare and no care into nowhere
Round and round pounds the sound inside
We never give it up
Well, I can never live up and the box won't shut up
Ground me out without a doubt
We never give it up
So I didn't need a book to get the certain look
now
Well, I just tune it in
So this is what it means to live
And I am really free
Cause you and me are we and how
We always fit right in
So this is what it means to live
And now I'm turning blue
Without a thing to do
Cause I'm wrapped, enthralled and my brain it stalls
I can't think it thru
Give me a second chance
I'll learn your happy dance
Cause I want to be in, forget the sin
You'd think I'm in a trance
Have you got the ears to hear
And would you draw so near
Cause it's got things to say and us to change
You know you needn't fear
So make your senses soft
And never turn it off
Just step inside and join the ride
Here's our real God.

DIGGING DEEP
so now hold your breath
and set the stage
prepare your self for the cynic's rage
is it a question still of who is man?
or how they feel with what i am
but digging deep i found a way
what more do i need to say
gone thru life and death
and what remains
if any blemish hang your head in shame
like a fever that just keeps you down
would you simply let it stay around?
'digging deep' i guess i say
is more pridefulness of that day
in truth i know that it is clear
i was distant, God is near
in the goodness and strife
found an empty wanting life
though so long made no sound
with tears i bowed myself down
won't you greet this man
and hear his words
maybe an open ear would make him stir
could a closed heart have saved a man?
digging deep i guess i say
is more pridefulness of that day
in truth i know that it is clear
i was distant, God is near
so now hold your breath and set the stage
prepare yourself for the cynics rage
is it a question still of who is man?
or how they feel and what i am

DRENCHED DECENT
Can you feel this love that flows?
Do you thirst? Do you know?
And will this water fill your soul?
Well I am drenched to the bone
And does the fountain run at your feet?
Or would you bow? Get on your knees
Well we must sail in this sea
Well I am drenched and taken home
Itís taken me my life
Heís given grace and open eyes
And now this river carries me
Today and forevermore
Well He has said ďCome drink your fill
This is love and this is My willĒ
And so I put my hands in the stream
Well I am quenched and taken home
Now leave your cup and wonít you come on in
Letís throw this crazy life and sin
Now give yourself and do not thirst no more
Well I am drenched to the bone
Itís taken me my life.
Heís given grace and open eyes.
And now this river carries me
Today and forevermore
Itís taken me my life.
Heís given grace and open eyes.
And now this river carries me
Today and forevermore

ENOUGH/NEVER SAID
And is the worst all over
did my dreams go south or...
I've a bruise on my head
does it show?
my words sound so strange to me
thought that I was strong
but now I'm feeling empty
and so low
another cup of nothing
cause I think I'm full
and my hands are trembling
for a soul
wait, don't count me down or lost
 (I know what's real)
I've held - I've held His hands
I know the cost
in the summer's chill
we say the winter kills
but we don't know ourselves
well enough to know if this is true
sometimes i feel so gone 
and my ways are often wrong 
well we've just got to get to
the One that's gonna see us thru
you never said which things were real
i don't always know what's real to me
Someone right here said that He is gonna stay
you never said which things were real
i don't always know what's real to me
Someone right here said He's willing to explain
this is written on me
Christ is everything
wait, don't count me down or lost
(I know what's real)
I've held - I've held His hands
I know the cost

CHANCE FOR THE CHANCERS
everything's gonna be okay
He's gonna wipe those fears away
and before the night is thru
this is all going to make sense to you
but you won't hear these words
no you don't have the time
that would be a crime
right now, right away
before it gets to cold
and I know how it kills
and I know how it makes you ill
but you won't hear these words
no you don't have the time
that would be a crime
everything's gonna be okay
He's gonna wipe those fears away
and before the night is thru
this is all going to make sense

CENTER OF YOUR WAYS
These wonderful words
Are not magical
Oh so spiritual
And indivisible
I get so confused
When I see you
Center of your ways
Just the Center of your ways
I can't see you
I can't see you
My life is going up up
Oh to climb the walls these days
It's love - it's God
And I'm in it all
Who is your lord?
What's on your hands?
It's not the Blood of Christ
But the happiness of man
I can't see you
I can't see you
Paper-thin faith in nothing
Yet a chance to have it all
Please don't run away
When His love is so tall
You keep a cross around you
The new symbol, new style
Just stop for one moment
Think of this awhile
I can't see you
I can't see you

SICKLY
is it sunny?
or is it raining out today?
is it calm outside?
or is the wind all on your face?
did the storm subside?
did it leave without a trace?
are you well?
or have you never been so sickly?
are you stupid?
or have you never been so funny?
will, i don't know, but i think i'm gonna
scream
well, i don't know, but i think i'm going
crazy
are you empty?
or are you all up full of money?
is your head clear?
or is it busy, falling, snowing?
are you sad?
or have you never been so happy?
well, i don't know, but i think i'm gonna
scream
well, i don't know, but i think i'm going
crazy
well, i don't know, but i think i'm
on my knees
well, i don't know, but i think i
gotta pray

MY WORLD FALLS DOWN
oh, how my world falls down
and how i sink at the sound
but how i won't shut up
i stay(though my pain it swells)
i wait (as if all is well)
i faint (cause i've choked to tell)
i've got my sin and i've got my lie
am i on my face? got to know who am i
i'm a stupid man and my eyes are dry
oh, how my world falls down
and how i sink at the sound
but now i won't shut up
insane. what say me?
my God, get me free
insane. what say me?
my God, get me free
i stay(though how dumb i be)
i wait(as He waits for me)
i faint(cause it's so heavy)
will i lift my hands and die inside?
i suffocate when i hold my life
will we throw this out? ya, i need Christ
insane. what say me?
my God, get me free
insane. what say me?
my God, get me free
oh, how my world falls down
and how i sink at the sound
and still i won't shut up


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