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Take Me To Your Leader


God Is Not A Secret
Take Me To Your Leader
Breathe
Reality
Breakfast
Let It Go
Cup O' Tea
It's All Who You Know
Miracle Child
Lost The Plot
Breathe (Benediction)


God Is Not A Secret

You don't understand
this is not what you think it is
You don't get it, man
you want to boil it down to show biz
Your in-depth research shows:
drop the God, emphasize the beat
I've heard that positive pop you dig-
I'd rather be buried in wet concrete

Take back your free advice
I don't accept
I will not play those games
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

You don't understand
I'm not talking multiple choice
You don't get it, man
if the cross offends you, find another voice
I am not running for office here
I won't keep it purposefully vague
I've heard New Age Life-force trip
I'd rather be dipped in bubonic plague

Take back your free advice
I don't accept
I will not play those games
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

If we keep silent
If we mass defect
These very rocks will scream
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

And would I wash my hands again?
Would I deny my savior when
he hung inside the public square?
Did not my silence put him there?

Take back your free advice
I don't accept
I will not play those games
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

If we keep silent
If we mass defect
These very rocks will scream
God is not a secret to be kept
God is not a secret to be kept

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Take Me To Your Leader

Isabelle is a belly dancer
with a kleptomaniac's restraint
tried stealing Helena's hand basket, made a fast getaway,
but McQueen she ain't
at the courtroom Joshua judges her ruthlessly
on account of Ruth walking out on him
in the Big House Isabelle is a-telling all
to the chaplain who's become her friend

she says:
I don't know why you care
I don't know what's out there
I don't know where or how
just take me to your leader now
take me to your leader now

Justin is adjustin' to
the odor from Theodore's Evergreen house
but aroma therapy don't make him any younger
than Oliver's All Liver Supplements
his late mate Merrilee merrily said immortality
can't be bought in a jar
this just in: Justin's had enough of cure-alls,
gonna quiz the neighbor kid with the fish on his car

he says:
I don't know why you care
I don't know what's out there
I don't know how it's done
just take me to your leader, son

I see you've got the joy
I've seen you live it, boy

It's real, it's free, it's fun,
so take me to your leaders, son
take me to your leader, son

They don't know why we care
They don't know what's out there
They don't know how it's done
Let's Take 'Em To Our Leader's Son

They see we've got the joy
They see us live it, oi
It's real, it's free, it's fun,
Let's Take 'Em To Our Leader's Son (2x)

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Breathe

Tuesday the third,
I'll call this entry "Mistake"
Cheap imitation
My life feels like a fake
A people person
Some days people annoy me
I'm growing edgy
Wednesday's title:"Avoid Me"

Breathe on me
Breathe oh Breath of God
Breathe on me
'til my heart is new
Breathe on me
Breathe oh Breath of Life
Breathe on me
'til I love like You do

Thursday, the fifth
I title "Drivers Beware"
Tempered-a-mental
and I don't really care
I gave 'til I bled
You laughed when I fainted
Don't want to live this life
bitter and tainted

Breathe on me
Breathe oh Breath of God
Breathe on me
'til my heart is new
Breathe on me
Breathe oh Breath of Life
Breathe on me
'til I love like You do

Breathe on me
Breathe oh Breath of God
Breathe on me
'til my heart is new
Breathe on me
Breathe oh Breath of Life
Breathe on me
'til I love like You do

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Reality

Mom & Dad,

I'm fine. How are you? I have joined a small circus (that much
is true). I'm a little malnourished, but try to relax. Could you find
a better photo for the milk carton backs?

Send money.

Runaway
where's your head?
dreamers' dreams
are grounded

in reality
that comes from above
God is calling
there's no bigger love
It's his reality that welcomes us back
Trust and obey
there is no other way

Mom & Dad

I'm fair. How's life? Lent the
money you sent me to the clown
with the knife. My career as an
acrobat hasn't begun, but
I'm busy giving blood and
shoveling elephant dung.

Send money.

Runaway
Why so tense?
dreamers' dreams
will make sense

in reality
that comes from above
God is calling
there's no bigger love
It's his reality that welcomes us back
Trust and obey
there is no other way

Runaway
blowing smoke
your folks are worried
(and going broke)

after the gall
is an all-new episode
reality
is the high road
in reality
that comes from above
God is calling
there's no bigger love
It's his reality that welcomes us back
Trust and obey
there is no other way

Runaway
where's your head?
dreamers' dreams
are grounded

in reality
that comes from above
God is calling
there's no bigger love
It's his reality that welcomes us back
Trust and obey
there is no other way

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Breakfast

Hold the milk, put back the sugar
They are powerless to console
WE've gathered here to sprinkle ashes
from out late friend's cereal bowl.

Breakfast Clubbers, say the motto
that he taught us to repeat;
"You will lose it in your gym class
if you wait 'till noon to eat."

Back when the Chess Club said out eggs were soft
every Monday he'd say grace and hold our juice aloft
Oh, none of us knew his checkout time would come so soon
But before his brain stopped waving, he composed this tune:

When the toast is burned
and all the milk has turned
and captain crunch is waving farewell
When the big one finds you
may this song remind you
that they don't serve breakfast in hell

Breakfast clubbers, drop the hankies
Though to some our friend was odd,
that day he bought those pine pajamas
his check was good with God.

Those here without the Lord,
how do you cope?
For this morning we don't mourn
like those who have no hope

Oh, rise up, Fruit Loop lovers -
sing out sweet & low
With spoons held high
we bid our brother, "Cheerio!"

When the toast is burned
and all the milk has turned
and captain crunch is waving farewell
When the big one finds you
may this song remind you
that they don't serve breakfast in hell

When the toast is burned
and all the milk has turned
and captain crunch is waving farewell
When the big one finds you
may this song remind you
that they don't serve breakfast in hell

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Let It Go

you are waiting on a beach
for a healing word to come
maybe an apology in a bottle
maybe a flare that says, "I'm sorry"
and the hurting leaves you numb

will you forgive?
will you forget?
will you live what you know?
He left his rights
will you leave yours?
you don't understand it
let it go

you are waiting on a beach
this is where the east meets west
and as another sun sets on your anger
the darkness laughs, as the wound destroys
and it turns your prayer into noise

will you forgive?
will you forget?
will you live what you know?
He left his rights
will you leave yours?
you won't understand it
let it go

this bitterness you hide
it seeps into your soul
and it steals your joy
'til it's all you know
let it go

will you forgive?
will you forget?
will you live what you know?
He left his rights
will you leave yours?
you won't understand it
let it go

will you forgive?
will you forget?
will you live what you know?
beneath the cross
you hear His words,
"Father, forgive them,"
and you know
you can't understand it
let it go

Just let it go

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Cup O' Tea

"KICK START" - his overdue life as a star
waiting tables hadn't done that so far
"SPOTLIGHT" - a dream for many a year
the leather jacket, Jimmy's ever ready stage wear

sorry I'm not your cup o'tea
but I don't mind
Yeah, I said I don't mind
at least I know you're thinking about me
yeah, I don't mind
yeah, I said I don't mind

"GOOD STUFF, PEOPLE DON'T KKNOW WHEN THEY HEAR!"
Mumbled something 'bout "PEARLS IN A PIG'S EAR"
"OOLD SCHOOL" thirty two and knowing it all
who wants to listen to a single-sided phone call?

sorry I'm not your cup o'tea
but I don't mind
yeah, I said I don't mind
at least I know you're thinking about me
yeah, I don't mind
yeah, I said I don't mind

bring it all into perspective
the tongue will steer the ship ahoy
spark up a flame
feel the pain of habanero sauce
a word's forever
when we speak we set 'em free
so watch you mouth
and you be careful what you say, Jimmy

sorry I'm not your cup o'tea
but I don't mind
yeah, I said I don't mind
at least I know you're thinking about me
yeah, I don't mind
ahh, maybe I do mind

sorry I'm not your cup o'tea
but I don't mind
Yeah, I said I don't mind
at least I know you're thinking about me
yeah, I don't mind
yeah, I said I don't mind

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It's All Who You Know

For the want of a marker
the doctors lost their place
For the want of a cut-line
they couldn't lift his face
For the want of a facelift
his ratings dropped
Then the sitcom folded
then the network flopped

after the climb
after time turns designs to despair
it is good
nothing's fair
it's all who you know

For the want of a cough drop
the musher's throat went hoarse
For the want of direction
the huskies went off course

Then the sled got snowbound
it took some time to free 'em
Now they're on display
inside the British Museum

after the climb
after time turns designs to despair
it is good
nothing's fair
it's all who you know

and after the fall
after all of our strivings are dust
even so
good for us
it's all who you know

For the want of a compass
we'd be shuffling charts
For the want of good radar
we'd be galcier parts
For the want of a lighthouse
can't you see
we'd be lost at sea
lost at sea

after the climb
after time turns designs to despair
it is good
nothing's fair
it's all who you know

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Miracle Child

when you got there
I was sure you'd come too late
we all pay you lip service
then address our prayers to fate

sister gone
she tripped and fell
a prodigal hell
and do I dare believe you'll reach
such a long lost cause
wrapped in gauze
as good as dead

she's breathing...

my Lord
she's a miracle child
I know
she's a miracle child
and I saw
how she'd chosen the grave
my Lord
it's a miracle save

when she woke up
we were dumbstuck at the sight
like coming out of a coma
all she asked for was more light

fluttering eyes
life from a tomb
you flooded her room
with a fearsom mercy
torn from the devil's grip
from the clutches of fear
I can hear her dead heart beating

my Lord
she's a miracle child
I know
she's a miracle child
and I saw
how she'd chosen the grave
my Lord
it's a miracle save

we lose hope
we mumble our prayers
we seal off the stairs
and never dare believe your reach
can pass through stone
can lead a child home
can make the dead start blinking

she's breathing...

my Lord
she's a miracle child
I know
she's a miracle child
and I saw
how she'd chosen the grave
my Lord
it's a miracle save

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Lost The Plot

When you comoe back again
would you bring me something from the fridge?
Heard a rumor that the end is near
but I just got comfortable here

sigh.
Let's be blunt.
I'm a little distracted.
What do you want?

Headaches and bad faith
are all that I've got
First I misplaced the ending
then I lost the plot.

Out among the free-range sheep
while the big birds sharpen their claws.
For a time we stuck with the shepherd
but you wouldn't play Santa Claus.

sigh.
Let's be blunt.
We're a little distracted.
What do you want?

Once we could follow,
now we cannot.
You would not fit our image,
so we lost the plot.

Once we could hear you,
now our senses are shot.
We've forgotten our first love.
We have lost the plot.

When I saw you for the first time
you were hanging with a thief
And I knew my hands were dirty,
and I dropped my gaze.
Then you said I was forgiven

and you welcomed me with laughter
I was happy even after.
I was counting the days
when you'd come back again.

we'll be waiting for you
When you comin' back again?
we'll be ready for you
Maybe we'll wake up when..
maybe we'll wake up when
you come back again.

lies.
Let's be blunt.
We're a little unfaithful
What do you want?

Are you still listening?
'Cause we're obviously not
We've forgotten our first love
We have lost the plot.

And why are you still calling?
You forgave, we forgot.
We're such experts at stalling
that we've lost the plot
lost the plot

When you come back again
would you bring me something from the fridge?
Heard a rumor that the end is near
but I just got comfortable here.

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Breathe (Benediction)

when all is said and all has come undone
when the sun, the moon and stars grow dark
before the days of youth are left in vain
before the dust reclaims its own again

Breathe on me
Breathe oh Breathe of God
Breathe on me
'til my heart is new
Breathe on me
Breath oh Breathe of Life
Breathe on me
'til I'm resting in You

when all is said and all has come undone
restore the promise I made when I was young
now unto Him who can keep us from falling
and present us faultless before His glory

Breathe on me
Breathe oh Breath of God
Breathe on me
'til my heart is new
Breathe on me
Breathe oh Breathe of Life
Breathe on me
'til I'm resting in You
Breathe on me
Breathe oh Breathe of God
Breathe on me
'til my heart is new
Breathe on me

Breath oh Breathe of Life
Breathe on me
'til I'm resting in You

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