Messenger: I'm Talking to You
released January 1, 2009
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- Track Name: Dont Shoot The Messenger
Don’t Shoot the Messenger
The prophets of old ---- Spoke the Word, - Convincing men of sin
The kings were told ---- You’d better turn, - or face the fix you’re in
And when they didn’t like what they heard – they turned an evil eye!
And when they killed ---- The man of God, - They heard the prophet’s cry
In Him there is blessing and liberty. Forgiveness is His way
In Him there’s a ransom for you and me, new life everyday
Don’t shoot the messenger; you know I bring good news
If you feel the fear of God, You know what you must choose
Don’t shoot the messenger (or – We are the Messenger), my message - don’t refuse
Just embrace the love of God, there’s nothing you can lose
When Christ was killed ----- Then raised again, The Holy Ghost came down
Disciples turned ----- Apostles then, - about to gain their crown
And when they shared what the Lord had done – they knew they could die
Those that killed ---- the martyrs heard, - the bold apostles’ cry
You & I ---- In this room, - ask ourselves today
Will we hear ---- Or face our doom, - C’mon what do you say?
And when you don’t like what you hear – don’t turn an evil eye
Just believe ---- the man of God, - Messenger will cry
(Bridge) (Chorus) (Solo) (Chorus)
- Track Name: Hell is No Party
Hell is no Party
One time you shake your fist in the air, one time you shout to the sky,
One time you destroy what good could be there, one time you just got too high
God says its sin and you say ‘Oh well’
‘I’ll laugh with my friends when I get to hell’
Hell is no party. Hell is no fun.
You face the Maker (and eternity) in a crowd of one.
Hell is no party!
One time you deny the existence of God, one time you call Him a crutch
One time you abuse because Christians are odd, one time is one time too much
One time the Christ child came to the Earth, one time He lived kindly and just
One time God asked Him to offer His worth, one time Christ declared ‘I must’
Jesus paid for sin, we cannot deny
His blood was spilled. And do you know why? – Because
- Track Name: King of Kings
King of Kings
V1. The Lord will return full of life, with the sword of His mouth
He rides the skies on a horse of white, smiting nations north and south
They will see Him that pierced His side, and rejected His love.
Jesus Christ whom they crucified, justifies men by His blood
And His vesture dipped in blood He is the Lamb who bore the cross
He is the mighty King of Kings. The war shall not be lost
V2. Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed, for the sins of the world,
is resurrected from the dead. Now His banner is unfurled.
Satan’s armies will gather then, to battle the Lord.
Evil men with hearts full of sin shall be slain by His sword
And though He returns with wrath and power, you can be right with Him
Just bow before the Lord this hour, and turn from your sin! He’ll forgive your sin!!
- Track Name: Bright & Morning Star
Bright and Morning Star
Though I’m in a crowd of people, I still feel all alone
Though I seem to have so many friends, I still feel I’m on my own
Though I try to do what I think should be done
I look at myself and my life’s on a shelf and I feel there’s no answer but one
V. 2 My anger builds from deep within me, I don’t know who to blame
I remember my life as a child, will I ever be same
Will I ever see a way to be free, free from this pain?
I walk in the dark I just need a spark. Jesus Christ, He’s the hope that remains
He’s my Bright and Morning Star. He’s my Light and my Salvation
Everyone’s best dream by far. He’s the hope of all creation
He’s the Rock on which I stand. Jesus Christ knows who I am
V. 3 When I call He answers me,” Here I am my child.
Do not fear ‘cuz I will be with you all the while.
I’ll be here so do not fear, I died to make men free
Removing your pain and sin’s ugly stain, so that you could be here with me
- Track Name: Forbidden Love
I saw her there, her eyes- her hair, and her smile, shining bright
And though she’s fun, or could be the one, I hoped she was in His light
V2. She came to me, in hopes that we, could begin, to be a pair
But I knew, that we two, had beliefs we needed to share
We come to God with all our trouble. Can we live outside our bubble?
Or do we believe enough just to get by?
V3. When I know, that I know, that you’re His, I’ll be yours
When you see, that you see, He is real, He opens doors
Wondering what we might find, questions coming to our minds,
should we be in love without the Lord?
We can start, when your heart, has been changed, from above
We’ll know when, but until then, it has to be, forbidden love.
She came to me with a new mind. More than loving, more than kind… I felt within my heart that she was changed!
- Track Name: Wallowing in the Mire
Wallowing in the Mire
Another day the shadows wake me, the sunlight pierced through my eyes
Is this the day the pain will take me and when it does it’s no surprise
I find my deeds bring destruction, unraveling all that I love
An evil day, will someone wake me, will someone take me, will someone SHAKE ME?!
I’m wallowing in the mire; I’m rolling in the mud.
I’m sinking deeper everyday; don’t tell me about a cleansing flood.
V2. I found a way to hide my sins; from God, from people, even me
My friends away - it’s me who wins, and no one else will ever see
I love this sin, but hate the shame. This back and forth may drive me mad
I get my way; I keep my sins, tell me who wins, does Christ’s blood cleanse?!
I love these feelings and I want some more
And feelings, too, I’m trying to ignore
The kind of filth a shower cannot clean
Guilt and shame that gets down in between
My flesh and heart & soul – Can I be free?
What is it that those Christians said to me?
(Chorus) (Guitar Solo) (Chorus)
- Track Name: The Rapture
V1. When one is taken and the other is left,
- One sees Jesus and the other fears death
Chaos on one side, joy on the other - One is with Him one could’ve been a brother
Hear Jesus call with a clear loud voice,
Calling them that made the Lord their choice
Leaving the lost & taking the atoned, calling His bride and taking her home
What a great day that will be – The great day of the Lord
What a great day that will be - The terrible day of the Lord
Woe to the world in the Rapture
Woe to the world in the Rapture
V2. Life is a choice between two roads.
You’re gonna choose the way you go
One way is narrow and the other is wide.
One leads to satan and the other to Christ
God promised joy in His presence.
Once you’re in Hell it’s too late for repentance
Jesus promised a mansion in Heaven. Take the narrow road!!
Chorus Bass Solo Chorus
YOU’VE BEEN WARNED - YOU’VE BEEN WARNED - YOU’VE BEEN WARNED
- Track Name: Roar
Says she cares – she says she hates
She spikes blue hair - her friendship grates
Told as a woman – told as a youth
She blames a lie on the truth
Cuts her arms and asks for help
She beats her face and leaves a whelp
Loved through Christ - Who could do more?
She kills herself. It makes me want to
ROAR!! ROAR!! ROAR!!
Raised in church - he’s taught to lead
He preys on kids – his flesh to feed
Lives in shadow – he lives in light
He hides his sin and sleeps at night
Hides behind the Cross and Christ
Their innocence is sliced and diced
Word and Spirit – at his door
He spurns the truth. It makes me want to
ROAR!! ROAR!! ROAR!!
- Track Name: Chained
Chained within this unreal world of rock ‘n’ roll fantasy
The struggle goes on, what’s right - what’s wrong, confusion inside of me
I put on my mask, I strut my stuff. I’m never really there.
And people get hurt by the things I do, I never really care
Rock ‘n’ roll was my way of life. Rock ‘n’ roll was my dream
Rock ‘n’ roll had destroyed my life. Things just aren’t what they seem
Chained, chained it just wouldn’t let me go
Chained, chained somebody holds the key
Chained, chained somebody has to know
Chained, chained somebody rescue me
V2. “There’s new life in the Spirit if Christ”, a friend of mine said to me
“New life begins when you turn from your sins & the blood of Christ makes you free”
I got on my knees and I cried to God,” Will you save me Lord?”
Then I saw what I’d never seen I never knew I could afford
V3. There in the quiet, in the dark, God’s Spirit helped me see
The evil things that I had done - I could blame nobody but me
I searched my heart, I searched my mind. Oh God please make me clean!
I got a new start I’m no longer blind I understand now what He means
(Bridge) (Lead Guitar) (Chorus)
- Track Name: America, Why?
A little girl trapped in a well, the world watches breath by breath.
We wait to hear the newsman tell, she’s rescued from the jaws of death.
A young boy snatched away and raped, an innocent life is scarred.
The man is caught, the child escaped. We wonder whose heart is so hard.
America’s young, America’s mirth, America’s now, America’s then
Our backs are turned before their birth. America – why do you kill the children?
V.2 A twisted mind, a building explodes; the death count comes one by one.
Our hopes removed with the rubble load. They were kids just having fun
Oklahoma, the boy, the little girl, all drew our heartstrings as one.
The unborn child snuggled up in a curl, is somebody’s daughter or son.
(Chorus) (Interlude) (Chorus)
- Track Name: So Good
The Lord is so good.