Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Jacaranda : Album Lyrics




Lake Yarina

Instrumental

Don’t Wait For Me

Please don’t wait for me

I lost my way again

I lost my job, I walked away

From the life that I was leading with my friends

When I was young I dreamed

Of a life that had freedom that had joy

Oh life it crushed my soul

With its cruel demands and fool’s gold

Please don’t wait for me

I lost my way again

I lost my house and my good name

When I found the road of my king

When I was young I dreamed

Of a life that had beauty that had joy

But now I lost my life

For the one I dreamt of as a boy

Please don’t wait for me

I ain’t coming back again

I cannot turn around

From the place I’m going to where I’ve been


Season of Rain

Praise the Lord, when it’s all gone wrong

Everything fades but our love shines on

Praise the Lord, when your hope is gone

Everything fades but our love shines on

Like waves on the ocean singing old songs

Like waves on the ocean breaking beyond

So faint the impatient can’t hear

The sound of the one without years

The culmination of every child’s tears

Form tide breaking on the eternal lands

Time stands still

In the moment when we are healed

I questioned if this was real

But then I opened up my heart and I could feel

The feather of a bird in the wind

Fire in the brush if we only

Speak when we must

A hush of heart will become a good treausure

Kept in a place without systems of measure

But as real as an undying love

We will discern what comes from above

Compared to that which could never be sustained

The season of rain will bring labor pain

But its end will be the most wonderful

Joy, Oh Lord

Praise the Lord when it’s all gone wrong

Everything fades but our love shines on

Praise the Lord when your hope is gone

Everything fades but our love shines on

Like waves on the ocean singing old songs

Like waves on the ocean breaking beyond

 

Rabbit & The Bear

Run, run so fast

Over fields and grass

At last, at last

We escaped from the trap

With the rabbit and the bear

And the sparrows of the air

Come one, come all

The hunter is gone

And this is our chance

To crawl under the wire

Through the darkest wood

On up to the mountain of fire

Where everything is free

 In the light of the sun

Where every creature sings

Oh Lord, you rescued us all

Don’t listen to the snake

For he lies and he takes

Your hope, your faith

Away from you

But when the lion comes around

With his claw and his crown

Follow, follow

His every move


Centipede

Instrumental

 

Zion & Babylon

Oh great mammon of form and function

Careless consumerist consumption

Dangerous dysfunction

Described as expensive taste

I’m a people disgraced

By what I claim I need

And what I want to waste

I take no account for nothing

If it’s not mine

It’s a misappropriation of funds

Protect my ninety percent with my guns

Whose side am I on?

Well who’s winning?

My kingdom’s built with the blood of slaves

Orphans, widows, and homeless graves

I sold their souls just to build my private mansion

Some people say that my time is coming

Kingdom come is the justice running

Down, down, down on me

I’m a poor child, I’m a lost son

I refuse to give my love to anyone,

Fight for the truth,

Or help the weaker ones

Because I love my Babylon

I am a slave, I was never free

I betrayed you for blood money

Oh I bought the world, all is vanity

Oh my Lord I’m your enemy

Come to me, and find your life

Children sing, Zion’s in sight

I said don’t trade your name for a serial number

Priceless lives were born from under graves

Where I found you

Say, my name ain’t yours and yours is not mine

Mine is the Lord, and yours is my child

That’s how it’s always been

Time to make a change

Leave your home

Give to the poor all that you own

Lose your life, so that you could find it

First will be last when the true world comes

Livin’ like a humble fool to overcome

The upside-down wisdom

Of a dying world

Zion’s not built with hands

And in this place God will dwell with man

Sick be healed and cripples stand

Sing Allelu

My kingdom’s built with the blood of my son

Selfless sacrifice for everyone

Faith, hope, love, and harmony

I said let this world know me by your love

By your love

Oh my child, daughters and sons

I made you in love to overcome

Free as a bird, my flowers in the sun

On your way to Mount Zion

All you slaves, be set free

Come on out child and come on home to me

We will dance, we will rejoice

If you can hear me then follow my voice


Never Have I Found

I walked under the blood red moon

At night when wolves gather ‘round

And I’ve spent some time with the Devil

But never have I found

Another one like you

Oh Lord

Jesus

And I’ve tasted too many temptations

And I’ve been chased by a demon hound

Lord I just can’t be satisfied

Because never have I found

Another one like you

Oh Lord

And your love

Jesus

 

Rejoice and Lament

Learn this lesson well, my friend

There’s a time to rejoice and lament

Every season will find an end

All will fade and be made new again

Standing on the rocks of the railroad tracks

Feet calloused, eyes open, sun beats on my back

As I gaze upon the unseen winds

And they are wandering, whispering

Wisdom that’s eternal

From the heart to the mind

To the hand to the journal

Now the kernel of the seeds in the cleft of the rock

And it’s watered by the winds

Having power to unlock and

Stop the clock of chronological logic

With its homogenized systems

That are dead and can’t dodge it

Being deaf to the voice of the Almighty One

Spirit illumines the dark like a fire

Revealing the way that was hidden but is higher

Now we must travel on the wings

That will never grow tired

Of searching the mysteries of God

I said Father the feathers of my wax wings

Fall away by the rising of the sun

And I have descended when I was undone

And I will ascend when your Spirit comes

Because what’s been done and overcome

Cannot be stopped by the power of any human

Like the number of sand we will stand

And we will fall, all

In the face of an eternal call

But those who call on His name

In the midst of the pain

In the guilt and the shame

And the world full of blame

And all the bloody stains

From the unjust gains

I learned all men suffer the same

Because we’re wayward sons

And all our jokes betray

Our foolish hearts and our selfish ways

But if we would turn to the Father’s grace

We would never be the same

This is an unseen land of a devastated soul

That’s prepared in contemplative silence

For the mighty working hand of an unseen Lord

To come restore this land from its violence

I said walk another mile

Stare across the fields of grain

This is how the prophets train

Learn this lesson well my friend

There’s a time to rejoice and lament

Every season will find an end

All will fade and be made new again

 

Words Remain

Heaven and the earth will pass away

But your words all remain

And my hands are growing old

And weary with pain

Still I fold them to pray

To the one unchanged

Yesterday and today

Oh YHWH

I will try to stay awake

Take my last breath of faith

As I wait for you to come

Take me beyond

This land undone

Over the flood

By your word, spirit, and blood

It was prophesied long ago

Every word set in stone

Not one will pass away

Or walk alone

All that I own does not compare

To the love that we share

Please remember me

When the hour arrives

And you must decide

If you’ll wait for me to come

Take you beyond

This land undone

Over the flood

By my word, spirit, and blood

 

Jacaranda Tree

Sitting on porches

Since Friday while the sky

Tilts like a watery glass

We wait for downpours

A drenching joy

A carnival sky

But what I don’t say

What I can’t say

Is that with this joy

Comes a mourning

Something left behind

Blue lined, teary

Mingled

I move on

All things will change

We wait for the rain

And the promise remains

Live life fully

Peeking through fingers

Slung in our hammocks

Cocooned

Skimming the water

Trapezed above time

We glide like slingshot angels

Belly up and

Floating we see

The promise in the sky

Up to Orion’s ribs

We climb this tree

And listen

For our pulse

All things will change

We wait for the rain

And the promise remains

I flung loosely

Into that world

I stayed heavily

I’ll be a Jacaranda Tree

In Indiana

I say

Greenhoused and sung to

I pray light will

Leak from out pockets

We’ll be drenched, overcome

At night the fireflies

Streamers at our sides

Silent flaming arcs of hope

All things will change

We wait for the rain

And the promise remains

 

*Words By Michelle Garrels

 

Little Blue

Who is like my child

Who’s so lovely and wild?

Oh, my little bird

By the river I have heard

My lover calls

In fall and spring

She says

Keep your eyes on heron’s wings

She’s coming soon

Let’s dance and sing

For the joy a new life brings

Strong and graceful, too

Like your mother

In red and blue

Love I never knew

Filled my heart

When I held you

My lover calls

In fall and spring

She says

Keep your eyes on heron’s wings

She’s coming soon

Let’s dance and sing

For the joy that her life brings

 

Blessed is He

You will not see me again

Until you can say

Blessed is He

Who comes in the name of the Lord

Yeshua

Amen

 

Desert Father

When we were young

We walked where we wanted to

Life was ours

And now we’re old

We go where we’re told

The Lord’s Spirit calls

He’s singing

Follow my road to sorrow and joy

Be intertwined

And find

All things are under my wings

And rise

Given time

Oh my

Brother sun, sister moon

All children of light

Fly around the world

Let the glory be unfurled

All things are made new

We’re marching on

To a spirit song

That no man can cage

In lands of dead wood

That reject the good

From our old Father’s hands

But we run free

And weep gracefully

In a world

Dark and cold

Hold on

All you

Who wait by the blue shores

For Him

To part the water

Desert Father

Show us a new way

The impossible dream

Through the deep and the unseen

Carry us home

 

The Original Spacefan

You left on a Saturday

In her hands you passed away

On seashores we laughed and played

Only months ago

And I know you tried so hard

To heal the space between our hearts

And now your work is done

For your daughters and sons

Swing low to the ground

For we have lost our father’s crown

Hallowed was the night

When the veil was torn

And your spirit took flight

From the world

We gathered the sticks and leaves

To set aflame our memories

Your family gathered around

To lay your ashes down

Sing treetops and clap your hands

For the grace in this sorrowful plan

That night when one candle remained

We whispered your name

Swing low to the ground

For we have lost our father’s crown

Hallowed was the night

When the veil was torn

And your spirit took flight

From the world

 

Embarkation

Instrumental

10 comments:

Chrisha said...

YAY!!! Thank you! Hope you and the family are doing well.
in Him,
Chrisha E.

Sandwich, Interrupted said...

thanks so much! the new cd is great

Jen @ Rolling Through Looneyville said...

Your new CD is amazing. I think it's my favorite album of the year, for sure.

On a side note, I had NO idea that you were somewhat of a Christian/Religious artist. Interesting.

I'm spreading the word of your music to anyone who'll listen. :)

Arnaud said...

Congratulations! And deo gratias..

Beautiful songs you made. So much senses, truth and power! A huge hello from France !

Anonymous said...

I am a fan for life! Your music and voice is beautiful but the lyrics are amazing! I really hope you keep up with the mellow sound and don't go down the 'pop' route as many artists tend to do.

Anonymous said...

God bless you. Your music is amazing. Ciao from Italy. Fausto

Anonymous said...

Was just introduced to you by my brother. You are the best artist I have discovered this year. Beautiful lyrics.

Charlotte said...

Found you because "Jacaranda" came up on my Pandora, and I fell in love with the song. Thanks for the lyrics!

And like Jen, I had no idea you were a (fellow) Christian! God bless your message and work.

Stephen said...

Jacaranda Tree is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. Thanks for your music!

Esse Quam Videri said...

Zion & Babylon is a song that brings tears to my eyes because "I love my Babylon". I am all those things you speak of:

I’m a poor child, I’m a lost son
I refuse to give my love to anyone,
Fight for the truth,
Or help the weaker ones
I am a slave, I was never free
I betrayed you for blood money
Oh I bought the world, all is vanity
Oh my Lord I’m your enemy


It is so stark and brutal and something I want to deny but I know it's so true.

Thank goodness there is forgiveness through our Lord and Savior YHSVH!

Bless you Josh for being vulnerable and sharing this message. I know it is time to make a change. I pray that many will hear this song and feel the same way.