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songlist

I’ve always wanted to do this.. so here goes :D

 

How To Play:
Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first few lines (unless they reveal the song title) from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing.
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly. (Or just the song title and the show it’s from.)
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game post your own.

 

 

1. i’m so alive, i’m so enlightened, i can barely survive a night in my mind. i’ve got a plan, i’m gonna find out how boring i am, and have a good time.

2. it’s such a shame to let this go to waste, there’s a little time left here for saving face. we tried to put a bandage on these years, i know this isn’t what you want to hear

3. save yourself, ’cause the only thing that matters is that you get away from the pain and the thought of losing your mind. don’t blame yourself, it was everyone around you who made you act this way, there’s the stage and your chance to watch it go down.

4. o 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 displayed

5. the air is visible around you, rising up and off your lips in slow currents, and i watch as your face is framed in its slow currents, drifting curls, a trailing path, a long drag becomes a tress of blue and ash

6. there you go changing my plans again, there you go shifting my sands again, for reasons I don’t understand again, lately I don’t have a clue…

7. i’m gonna spend another night all by myself, like a loser on the outside looking in, no one cares if I disappear and don’t come back, cause the only friends I have are in my head

8. i hope this old train breaks down, then I could take a walk around, and, see what there is to see, and time is just a melody

9. here I am dying to say, i am desperate for your touch, i fall upon this desert ground and i am empty at your feet – will you break me now..

10. i’m keeping quiet till there’re no more sirens, lately it’s hard to keep the hinges on with all the noise, i’ll find my words when there is no one talking, the room is spinning I have got no choice…

11. I was born in Lil’ Rock, Had a childhood sweetheart, We were always hand in hand. I was hightop shoes and shirt tails, Suzy was in pig tails, I know I loved her even then

12. when peace, like a river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll…

13. Somebody said they saw you, the person you were kissing wasn’t me, and I would never ask you, I just kept it to myself, I don’t wanna know if you’re playin’ me, keep it on the low

14. as I survey the ground for ants, looking for a place to sit and read, i’m reminded of the streets of my hometown, how they’re much like this concrete that’s warm beneath my feet 

15. if that’s all you will be, you’ll be a waste of time, you’ve dreamed a thousand dreams, none seem to stick in your mind

16. Wonderful Savior, My heart belongs to Thee, I will remember always the blood You shed for me. Wonderful Savior, my heart will know Your worth, so I will embrace You always as I walk this earth

17. you were there, pulling thorns from your fingers, from all the foolish flowers placed in tender hands. And so I’m here, making sure there is not one left, on this hopeless little rose, I’ve been saving for you..

18. yesterday, is not quite what it could’ve been, as were most of all the days before. but I swear today with every breath I’m breathing in, I’ll be trying to make it so much more

19. God, is bigger than, the air i breathe, the world we’ll leave, God will save the day, and all will say..

20. …and I’m trying to make you sing, from inside where you believe, like it’s something that you need, like it means everything

21. i’m setting the stage for the things I love, and Im now the man I once couldnt be, nothing on earth could now ever move me, I now have the will and the strength a man needs

22. i have called you children, i have called you son. what is there to answer if i’m the only one. morning comes in paradise, morning comes in light, still i must obey still i must invite

23. on a day like this, i wanna crawl beneath a rock, a million miles beneath the noise, the commotion that never seems to stop

24. she has a fear of heights, the way you feel when you’re leaving on your first flight. she’s like a sinking stone, fading from the surface, but we are never alone. she’s on a tightrope, losing balance, yet something’s pulling her towards hope. i want to run to her, but I’ve already played that card…

25. friend, it’s getting late, we should be going. we’ve been sat here beneath these flickering neons for hours while I am cracking their cracking, you are deciphering me, for i am a mystery, I am a locked room in a tall tower..

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I’ll only do 25 since I need to pack for retreat =) Some of these songs I really like, some I haven’t listened to in decades. Have fun!

heartbeat

I wrote this is as a birthday gift for a friend of mine. I’m sure you have friends like these in your life too: hard-working, always on the go, and always trying to serve others. Well, this was my first attempt at writing a lullaby, because I figured that I’d write a song about finding rest in God. I wanted her to know that God loves her and holds her in His arms, and I guess for anyone, that’s a good thought to fall asleep to.
Pitter-patter, I hear her feet
They’re trotting through another day
A pace so fast, it’s hard to keep up
So, I’ll meet her at the end instead
Where she lifts a prayer and lays her thought-filled head down
I would say goodnight this way

*If you close your eyes and listen real close
You just might hear your heartbeat
And may its rhythm lull you to rest
On this peaceful or unsettled night
For it’s the whisper of His love for you

How many smiles she wins a day it’s hard to say
Supposing heaven only knows
Gives all she has and hardly asks for a thing
She even sings herself to sleep
But if I had the honor tonight
I’d sing for her this melody

The lights are off and darkness fills your little room
But you could still see everything
And if you’re restless tonight
Just close your eyes and listen real close
So close you’d hear your heartbeat
And may its rhythm lull you to rest
On this peaceful or unsettled night
For it’s the whisper of His love for you
For it’s His whisper saying “I love you”

//

This song paints the mental picture of a daughter of God, so desperately and deeply loved, finding solace and refuge in the strength and sovereignty of His promises. I know we all know women such as these… those who are radiant with the love of Christ and gentleness of His character. Each time I listen, it reminds me a little of what He’s (hopefully) molding me into, though I am worlds apart from it now,…

He loves you so much as to listen to your every heartbeat,…