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Still Know How To Groove


Sunday Shoes
Still Know How To Groove
Heatjambled
Consuming Fear
Closed Doors
Down At The Bottom Of A Well
Hindsight
8
Walk The Plank
To Be Or Not
White Flags

Sunday Shoes

Well I've a problem you can't see that has the old folks on their knees
It seems that in my youth a big mistake I've made
I guess my hair's a bit too long and well my music's just all wrong
And when it comes to praising God some simple rules must be obeyed

They say no talking in church, they say no laughing in church
Just sit up straight and keep your feet out of the aisle
They say no clapping in church and no feet tapping in church
We're glad you're here but this is serious so don't even crack a smile

But there's so much joy in my life since the day Jesus came and took away my blues
Well excuse me friends, my faith won't let me sit down
I've got dancing room in my Sunday shoes

I guess I kind of understand why their religion seems so bland
They've let their faith sit for so long that now it's stale
Maybe if they take a look at me they'll see how great new life can be
And those who hold their breath in church might learn how to exhale

They say no talking in church, they say no laughing in church
Just sit up straight and keep your feet out of the aisle
They say no clapping in church and no feet tapping in church
We're glad you're here but this is serious so don't even crack a smile

They say no talking in church, they say no laughing in church
Just sit up straight and keep your feet out of the aisle
They say no clapping in church and no feet tapping in church
We're glad you're here but this is serious so don't even crack a smile

Some may wonder why I have to raise up such a fuss
It's 'cause I see the enemy and I'd swear that he is us

They say no talking in church, they say no laughing in church
Just sit up straight and keep your feet out of the aisle
They say no clapping in church and no feet tapping in church
We're glad you're here but this is serious so don't even crack a smile

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Still Know How To Groove

Well I don't have a Bible that weighs eight hundred pounds
And I never passed out flowers at the mall
I have never talked to spacemen or howled at the full moon
Don't have velvet painting of Jesus on my wall ~

Well I don't have a briefcase or wear a three piece suit
And I never ride my bike wearing a tie
I have never shaved my hair off or sacrificed a friend
Don't want my head chopped off and frozen when I die ~

Well Jesus doesn't want me for a Zombie
And He's given me free will so I can choose
I've escaped this world's snare but I don't have to be square
Oh yes, I have become a Christian but I still know how to groove ~

Well I've never played with cobras or walked on red hot coals
And I've never even touched a tambourine
I'm not very good at bingo, I don't worship shiny rocks
No don't have plans to wed my sister named Irene ~

Well I don't pray to statues, not even if they cry
Don't watch that Jesus station on t.v. all day long
Well I've never seen Elvis, don't have six billion kids
And I don't sing through my nose on every song ~

Well Jesus doesn't want me for a Zombie
And He's given me free will so I can choose
I've escaped this world's snare but I don't have to be square
Oh yes, I have become a Christian but I still know how to groove ~

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Heatjambled

This life You've called me to is not like I thought at all
These days I just stay down and save myself the fall
Back then I thought Your will for me would just be mountain tops and sun
But here the laughter and rejection bear me down ~
I lie awake scared of a future I don't know
By faith I wait for You to lead but You're too slow
It's just not fair that serving You should cost so much and be so hard
I want to follow You but can't You clear the way ~

Make this easy - does it have to be so hard
You could never understand how bad I feel
Make this easy - I did not expect to fail
Take these trials Lord they weren't part of the deal ~

Head bowed and hands pressed to the rock He prays alone
The tears flow freely from a pain no one has known
He sees the beatings and betrayal that await Him with the sun
And for the first time God the human fees afraid ~

"Father please take this cup from me," He sobs in prayer
But unlike my selfish pleas doesn't stop there
He sets aside His fear and says, "Yet not My will, but Thine be done"
He took my burden though it was His right to say ~

Make this easy - I will not suffer for their sake
Let the sinners pay the price for what they've done
Make this easy - I choose not to take the pain
I guess I thought this Savior thing would be more fun ~

How do we dare to make a sound about our burdens
Compared to Jesus' burden we're not justified
So saturated with self pity we ask Him to ease the load
Though what He asks isn't the half of what He suffered when He died ~

Make this easy - does it have to be so hard
You could never understand how bad I feel
Make this easy - I did not expect to fail
Take these trials Lord they weren't part of the deal ~

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Consuming Fear

There's so much inside that he doesn't understand
Seems he's just never happy these days
So consumed with the burden of all he must do
So many things that could go wrong so many ways
And he worries all the time about how bad things could be
Lives his life saying "what if" he wishes he could be free
If he'd put his trust in Jesus though that answer seems strange
He'd not have to live his life worrying about things he can't change

I'll not be afraid
I'll not live in fear
I'll not let my worries devour all the peace inside I hold so dear
I'll trust in the Lord
On Him cast my cares
My faith is in Jesus, He's promised that all of my burden's He'll share

She lives alone so afraid to feel love
By herself because she's been hurt before
So scared that she'll be rejected again
These days she never opens her heart anymore
And she worries all the time about how bad things could be
Lives her life saying "what if" she wishes she could be free
If she'd put her trust in Jesus He'd repair her wounded heart
Erase the fear caused by her past and help her make another start

I'll not be afraid
I'll not live in fear
I'll not let my worries devour all the peace inside I hold so dear
I'll trust in the Lord
On Him cast my cares
My faith is in Jesus, He's promised that all of my burden's He'll share

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Closed Doors

These paths that I've chosen all end in a wall
Each step that I take just prepares for a fall
Well I don't know exactly why these doors always close
I just can't see the blueprint that only You know
But I'm keeping my eyes on the road that You've paved
I know You'll carry me through the wind and the rain

God, I'm stepping out from the ranks of Your men
Asking where You will lead me despite where I've been
Though I can't see the puzzle, only my piece
When You close the door I know You'll open a window

Well, I wish I could say I understand all You've done
All the detours You've placed in this race that I run
Although sometimes the pathways aren't those I would choose
It I went my own way there's no doubt I would lose
So I give You my life though I don't see Your plan
And when I lose my way, Lord, take me by the hand

God, I'm stepping out from the ranks of Your men
Asking where You will lead me despite where I've been
Though I can't see the puzzle, only my piece
When You close the door I know You'll open a window

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Down At The Bottom Of A Well

Well my life's such a disaster, nothing ever turns out right
I'm so stressed with all my problems, can't get any sleep at night
Everyone I know's against me and my parents treat me bad
Now you know my whole life story, tell me does it make you sad?

Taking every situation in the worst possible way
I can make anything seem bad, I know all the words to say
I exaggerate my stories, make things seem worse than they are
Drag my feet and slump my shoulders, acting sad's where I'm a star

Look at me everyone, down at the bottom of a well
Don't bother rescuing me yet, I've not had time to whine and yell
I could climb out if I wanted, this hole's not really that deep
At the bottom of the well though, 'cause that's where I want to be

Even when the sun is shining I complain of my sunburn
Sympathy and aloe vera are the things for which I yearn
When my baby wants to snuggle, I say "I wanna be alone"
Fun like that just makes me happy, there's no time to frown and moan

If I'd cast all of my cares upon the Lord as He commands
I know I'd find peace and shelter there inside His loving hands
But I'd not get the attention negativity provides
I'll just find myself a hole, ask all to watch and jump inside

Look at me everyone, down at the bottom of a well
Don't bother rescuing me yet, I've not had time to whine and yell
I could climb out if I wanted, this hole's not really that deep
At the bottom of the well though, 'cause that's where I want to be

I need somebody to tell me everything will be all right
Feeling miserable's hard work, won't someone pity me tonight

Look at me everyone, down at the bottom of a well
Don't bother rescuing me yet, I've not had time to whine and yell
I could climb out if I wanted, this hole's not really that deep
At the bottom of the well though, 'cause that's where I want to be

Well my life's such a disaster, nothing ever turns out right
I'm so stressed with all my problems, can't get any sleep at night
Everyone I know's against me and my parents treat me bad
Now you know my whole life story, tell me does it make you sad?

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Hindsight

I remember when You kneeled to wash our feet that night
Though I resisted, You explained it had to be
As an example of how we should serve each other
But as You gently cleansed my feet what did You see?

It seems like yesterday we al sat there together
And each word You said stirred fire in my soul
Vowing I'd be Your most faithful man, come sun or stormy weather
But as You smiled at me then you must have known

As You gently poured the water
You heard me say I never knew You
As You wiped away the dust
You saw me hide beneath a lie
As You anointed me with oil
You must have known I wouldn't stay
You washed my feet, so I could walk away

Looking back I can't imagine how You did it
I could not have shown such love if I had known
That this man whose feet I washed would soon deny that he had known me
Still You humbly served Your servant, now that love cuts to the bone

Because I promised that I never would deny You
I said I'd rather die than curse Your name
And all along You loved me though You knew they were shallow empty words
And now each time my feet are washed, it just reminds me of my shame

As You gently poured the water
You heard me say I never knew You
As You wiped away the dust
You saw me hide beneath a lie
As You anointed me with oil
You must have known I wouldn't stay
You washed my feet, so I could walk away

How could You love me?
Why did You love me?

Now for the first time I can finally see things clearly
You gave love and asked for nothing in return
So now I pledge my life to loving others just like You loved me
Oh how the memories of that night
You washed my feet have set me free

As You gently poured the water
You heard me say I never knew You
As You wiped away the dust
You saw me hide beneath a lie
As You anointed me with oil
You must have known I wouldn't stay
You washed my feet, so I could walk away

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8

Today's the 8th anniversary of the day I was born
I've been alive exactly eight years today
My name is Joey and I can't see a more valid excuse
To have a wild, raging party than my birthday

So I invited all my friends to come and started making plans
For the greatest party 3rd grade's ever seen
All my closest friends and I would go to Skippy's Pizza-rama
They've got skeeball and these dancing chimpanzees

Every person in attendance would have candy all his own
And more pizza than an army could consume
I paid everyone's admission and I thought my heart would burst
With excitement as we walked into the room
But as I turned to see the joy on all the faces of my friends
I was shocked to see an empty space where they had all just been

I'm so alone
And it's my birthday
All by myself
What is the deal?
I'm the only person sitting at a table set for twelve
And I just can't help but think that this could be…how God must feel…how God must feel

My best friend Andy's sharing pizza that I bought with some dumb girl
And Steven Dobbs is playing air hockey with Jake
Kevin's paying Junior Highers with my tokens for his life
And I think Jeff is selling slices of my cake

Everywhere I look I see those who should be looking at me
It's my birthday after all but they don't care
I put so much into making this a party they would like
I guess I just thought they'd have gratitude to spare
But as I turned to see the joy on all the faces of my friends
I was shocked to see an empty space where they had all just been

I'm so alone
And it's my birthday
All by myself
What is the deal?
I'm the only person sitting at a table set for twelve
And I just can't help but think that this could be…
how God must feel…how God must feel

I'm so alone
And I'm their Savior
All by myself
What is the deal?
I'm the only one that saved them from the sins that held them down
and I just can't help but think that they don't care…how I might feel…

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Walk The Plank

Never rock the boat and I find that the sailing's always smooth
From the outside things seem perfect but the inside could improve
I make myself the only captain so the rules are always clear
With no one else allowed on board, well then I always get to steer

But my life is worthless here though ship and cargo are all mine
'Cause an empty life of luxury is still an empty life
Though this is what the world calls living beneath these sails it's such a lie
If I'm to ever taste real life You make it clear first I must die

The choice to end my life is made and I'll not change my mind
The time has come to walk the plank and leave this would behind
Step out by faith and die to self is all that You ask me to do
This bloodstained plank's the only bridge between my soul and You

And God…You and I so far apart
This cruel cross makes such a narrow bridge between our hearts
Over the side, self crucified
With death in mind I walk the plank to save my life

Like, a canyon my sin separates me from the life You give
Nothing I can do alone can cause this empty heart to live
On this side amidst my treasure I'm the king but still so lost
My soul starving for the peace that would be mine if I could cross

But despite my sin You love me and that love has made a way
To escape this sinking ship if I'll just trust You and obey
Over the cross on which You died for me, the plank's on which you bled
All the joy of life freely received once my old life is dead

The choice to end my life is made and I'll not change my mind
The time has come to walk the plank and leave this would behind
Step out by faith and die to self is all that You ask me to do
This bloodstained plank's the only bridge between my soul and You

And God…You and I so far apart
This cruel cross makes such a narrow bridge between our hearts
Over the side, self crucified
With death in mind I walk the plank to save my life

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To Be Or Not

You listen to the preacher and you nod and say "amen"
Praying that your neighbor will be convicted and repent
Oh the preacher hits your soft spot and you walk on down the aisle
Throw a fifty in the plate and leave the building with a smile
But inside nothing has happened and your faith is clearly dead
Oh your neighbor's having Bible study while you're at home in bed

And you do Jesus, just as well as you do Shakespeare
And frankly that's not very good at all
Oh the church is your theater and tradition is your script
But where you gonna be when the final curtain falls

Well you know the Bible stories, you quote scripture in your sleep
Go to every church held function if the price is not too steep
Lead the choir Sunday morning, teach the lesson Wednesday night
Singing "Onward Christian Soldiers" but inside losing the fight
Cause you only pray at mealtimes and your Bible's gathering dust
You've never listened for God's leading and on Jesus you put your trust

And you do Jesus, just as well as you do Shakespeare
And frankly that's not very good at all
Oh the church is your theater and tradition is your script
But where you gonna be when the final curtain falls

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White Flags

So much push to be a stranger, brick by brick the walls come down
Once so strong now open-minded, drank the water now you've drowned
Compromise disguised as freedom justifies white flags you've flown
Black looks gray and gray looks tasty, but you'll reap the seeds you've sown

And you're selling your future on the alter of today
Oh the things that once were priceless now you're giving them away
Well can't you see just what you're losing, soon there'll be nothing left to save
Oh won't you please open you eyes, give me your hand…let's walk away

Well you're balanced on the fence between what's wrong and what is right
Doesn't take much to surrender, takes a lot to stand and fight
But you've made choices, taken chances, now you feel you've lost your way
Made your bed with sinful sheets and in that bed you'll have to lay

And you're selling your future on the alter of today
Oh the things that once were priceless now you're giving them away
Well can't you see just what you're losing, soon there'll be nothing left to save
Oh won't you please open you eyes, give me your hand…let's walk away

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