Friday, 27 May 2011

The Return of Innocence.

Innocence seems so long ago now, sepia photos hanging on my wall,
Childhood memories cast out on memory's ocean, tossed by the winds,
Of circumstance and trial, And the battle consumes it all,
The day I first met you seems so long ago now.

But I'm not finished yet, my heart still remembers,
Though my mind may have forgotten, how you rebuilt this fragile form,
Gently woke me to the brightest day I have ever known,
Showed me the stars in their velvet dark home far above this passing storm

Still this world tries to hold me down, but the spirit's longing to fly,
And I cant focus on these ruins any more, new blooms are growing,
Out of these broken stones and failed dreams, reaching for the sky,
For I'm tired of seeing only my failings while missing your everyday grace,
Running swiftly after counterfeit visions while missing your gentle face.
I get so easily caught up in the lies of the present age,

For the truths not in the war but in the victory already won,
My hope not in flesh but my crucified lover who said at last it is done.
My hope not in might but my crucified Lord who said at last it is done.

Thursday, 26 May 2011


So speak to me of salvation and fan the flames,
Come find me in my hiding place above the valley floor,
Battered and beaten, burnt out by disappointment,
These tears falling, scorching each sore.
So, my love speak to me of faith once more.

So speak to me of the new man, the conqueror,
Heal this blindness to see through my lovers eternal eyes,
Rather than through this broken stained glass dream darkly,
My heart reaching, praying to be wise,
So my love speak to me of vision once more.

So speak to me of the kingdom come, eternity,
Cleanse these lips of mine, corrupted by deceit and profanity,
I remember innocence, it seems such a long time ago,
My spirit longing, crying for sanctuary,
So my love speak to me of grace once more.

I'm tired of running from you,
Into the shadows of my own mind,
Tired of my own reflection in the mirror,
Looking for that peace I can only ever find,
In the strength of your arms.
So my love hold me close once more.
And tell me of how one day I'll reach the other shore.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Lose myself in dreams again, oh you can't tie me down,
Tired of the disbelief I see lurking deep inside of me,
Ready for tomorrow to come once more, oh, I'm not afraid,
Of the sun that’s rising, in the morning light, another world I see.

You can't tie me to what happened yesterday,
Because these shackles fall by the wayside,
And you can't hold me to the mistakes of the past,
Don't you see you can’t stop what's inside.

Now you can't catch me anymore, I'm free,
Visions of failures, won't keep me locked in this lonely place,
You can't tell me that I won the battle only to lose the war,
Because after all these years finally I know you've lost this race.

I'm going to see it all come true and they'll come a day,
When all these weaknesses will become my strengths,
And no darkness will find where I lay,
Under a freshly made and newborn heavenly sky.

And this fire inside of me can't be put out,
Turning your lies into shadows cast on a wall,
Tomorrow's dawn chases all the shadows away,
Now I'm thinking of the rise rather than the fall.