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Step Up To The Microphone


Woohoo
Step Up To The Microphone
Entertaining Angels
Believe
Tuning In
Truth Be Known - Everybody Gets A Shot
Deep End
Hallelujah
The Tide
Always


Woohoo

Request the honor of your presence
The tear gas has blown away
Put down your crumpets and your coffee now
So unfashionably late

Little brother, little sister
Underwater we go
Out of our ordinary selves
Stepping out
To where the people sing

Woohoooooooooo
-and the people sing
-and the times are good

You say I'm acting like a beggar
I call it killing the fool
You carry more baggage
Than a momma's boy
On your first day of school

Little brother, little sister
Underwater we go
Out of our ordinary selves
Stepping out
To where the people sing

Woohoooooooooo
-and the people sing
-and the times are good

Let go the light of the TV
Drop the hands
The chains that bind me
Turn it all around stop
Lift you up 'n die to self
In a time when the left and the right's the same
When it's all blurred vision in a crazy haze
Send out the invitations!

Woohoooooooooo
-and the people sing
-and the times are good

You say I'm acting like a beggar
I call it killing the fool
To save your life you gotta lose it
So the people sing

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Step Up To The Microphone

I say hello
To anyone who's listening
Put on a show
If that's what makes your ears prick
This microphone
Will take a word and make it bigger
Oh hello
So here goes

Steppin' right up to the microphone
I say hey man!
There's only one way!
One God one body one faith alone
If you don't know
Then ya need to be told!
I said hey, boy
It's a narrow road

I say hello to anyone who's listening
The message ain't nothing new
I don't decide what's true
So when the stones get thrown
They either miss or they turn to glory
Here's the story as far as I know

Steppin' right up to the microphone
I say hey man!
There's only one way!
One God one body one faith alone
If you don't know
Then ya need to be told!
I said hey, boy
It's a narrow road

Steppin' up
I don't step alone
The question is "How do we know what we know?"
The answer is so plain to me
So here I go
Tap the mic "Test 1,2,3"

Steppin' right up to the microphone
I say hey man!
There's only one way!
One God one body one faith alone
If you don't know
Then ya need to be told!
I said hey, boy
It's a narrow road

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Entertaining Angels

One to another
Do you remember me?
I feel so small
Are you listening tonight?
So temporary
Things that I have seen
I ran so far
Will you take me back again

Entertaining angels
By the light of my tv screen
24-7 you wait for me
Entertaining angels
By the time I fall to my knees
Host of heaven, sing over me

One to another
The feelings in between
I won't let go
Of all you taught me
Alright
Close as a brother
The way we used to be
I'll hold my breath
And wait for you to breathe

Entertaining angels
By the light of my tv screen
24-7 you wait for me
Entertaining angels
While the night becomes history
Host of heaven, sing over me

Entertaining angels
By the light of my tv screen
24-7 you wait for me
Entertaining angels
By the time I fall to my knees
Host of heaven, sing over me

Entertaining angels
By the light of my tv screen
24-7 you wait for me
Entertaining angels
While the night becomes history
Host of heaven, sing over me

Entertaining angels
By the light of my tv screen
24-7 you wait for me
Entertaining angels
By the time I fall to my knees
Host of heaven, sing over me

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Believe

As I lay me down
Where do I begin
So simply complicated
The voice within
I hear it singing so clear
Invisible like the sound of the wind
We all know
You are there

I just believe
I just believe it
And sometimes I dunno why
I gotta go with my gut again
On this one
Not just a feeling
It's the reason
We know a line is crooked
'Cause we know what's straight
That little voice inside

As I lay me down
I confess
I'm a fool for you
No more, no less
And in this world turning gray
Strikes a chord when I say
There is black
There is white
There is wrong
And there is right

I just believe
I just believe it
And sometimes I dunno why
I gotta go with my gut again
On this one
Not just a feeling
It's the reason
We know a line is crooked
'Cause we know what's straight
That little voice inside

There is no alibi
If it's not the truth it's.....??
Falling for the truth again
Not by the wisdom of a man,
Or a machine
This is not preference or
A taste that disagrees
The evidence of things unseen
The more you look
The more you'll see

I just believe
I just believe it
And sometimes I dunno why
I gotta go with my gut again
On this one
Not just a feeling
It's the reason
We know a line is crooked
'Cause we know what's straight
That little voice inside

I just believe
I just believe it
And sometimes I dunno why
I gotta go with my gut again
On this one
Not just a feeling
It's the reason
If there's ever been a time it's now
I hear that still small voice inside

I just believe
I just believe it
And sometimes I dunno why
I gotta go with my gut again
On this one
Not just a feeling
It's the reason
We know a line is crooked
'Cause we know what's straight
That little voice inside

I just believe, I just believe it

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Tuning In

You may be in london,
Waiting on a train
You may be in paris,
Dancing on a stage
Or shooting the curl in bali or
Down south drinking sweet tea
You may be glued to the television
As happy
As larry

You may be a doctor,
Giving up the ghost
You may be a short order cook,
Fixing grits and toast
Whenever
Wherever
Whoever you are
Let it be
Plain to see
It's time to reach for
Something higher
Everybody hears the need

Tuning in around the world
All you boys and all you girls
Tune in till ya drown the noise
All you girls and all you boys

Tune it in and hum along
Let it lift the woebegone
Tune it in around the world
All you boys and all you girls

It may be your birthday
Or it may be your last
As a kid you couldn't wait to get old
Now the year years fly by too fast
Whenever
Wherever
Whoever you are
Let it be plain
To see
No time
No place
Nobody but you
Will keep you from your
Knees

Tuning in around the world
All you boys and all you girls
Tune in till ya drown the noise
All you girls and all you boys

Tune it in and hum along
Let it lift the woebegone
Tune it in around the world
All you boys and all you girls

Let the truth fill up our lives
Let the choir fire up and over
The renewal of our minds is
Never over till it's over
And where our treasure is
That's where our hearts will be
So take my will
And set me
Tuning into you
Tuning outta me

Tuning in around the world
All you boys and all you girls
Tune in till ya drown the noise
All you girls and all you boys

Tune it in and hum along
Let it lift the woebegone
Tune it in around the world
All you boys and all you girls

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Truth Be Known - Everybody Gets A Shot

He nods a little too fast
Talking illogic with a big bombast, he's
Full on dead sure any way's true, and he
Wouldn't wanna knock it if it works for you, he
Heave sighs a little too loud
So frustrated with the one-way in crowd
Full on dead sure anything goes
Until you go stepping on his own toes

Hold on if the truth be known
Truth is more than "to each his own"
If the truth be known
There'll be more to anwser for
Everybody gets a shot
It'll cost everything you've got
If the truth be known
Do you really wanna know?

She tries a little denial
Rolls here eyes like a jaded reptile
True/false questions make her uptight
Opposites attract, so they both must be right
What if there's a Someone up there?
Shrugs it off with a "Don't know, don't care"
Hopes to God He doesn't exist
But ignorance here is less than bliss

Hold on if the truth be known
Truth is more than "to each his own"
If the truth be known
There'll be more to anwser for
Everybody gets a shot
It'll cost everything you've got
If the truth be known
Do you really wanna know?

If the truth be known, everybody gets their shot

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Deep End

She's diving down
Gonna make her home now
The ocean
She's done with living her life
On the ground
She's sinking down
Hands above her head
Held her
Nineteen years
And now they're letting go
Tomorrow will be 'round
And everyone will see
No tragedy
It's like it's over
But it's just begun

She's going off
The deep end
Breaking from the crowd
She's way over her head
I think she's gonna drown
She's going off
The deep end
The search is over now
She's falling into your hands
It's all or nothing
There's no guessing
She's been lost and found

She's diving down
Scars on her elbows
The wind blows
An old song spins around inside
'How sweet the sound'
To be living
And dying
Looks like it's over
But it's just begun

She's going off
The deep end
Breaking from the crowd
She's way over her head
I think she's gonna drown
She's going off
The deep end
The search is over now
She's falling into your hands
It's all or nothing
There's no guessing
She's been lost and found

To take this step of faith
Don't need to be scared
Turn worry into wonder
Dissolve the fear
She's steppin' out
And you drop the blame
As she speaks the name
Above all other names

She's going off
The deep end
Breaking from the crowd
She's way over her head
I think she's gonna drown
She's going off
The deep end
The search is over now
She's falling into your hands
It's all or nothing
There's no guessing
She's been lost and found

To be lost and found
Her world has turned
Upside down
Her soul restored
With salt like rain
From all of the things
That you forgave
And all the times she'd disobey
She's diving in the ocean of Your grace

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Hallelujah

Walk into the sunlight so bright
Illumination blocking out the night
She knows that the promises are airtight
There's no doubt and you can see it in her eyes
You'll hear her singing to heaven
Even without letting out a word to be heard
In every single situation (none too big - none too small)
She looks up and the world looks on

She sings hallelujah
When all has become nothing
Her hope the Savior, has colored all she does
And taints the way she loves
She sings hallelujah, and falls to the ground again
With hands stretched up to the sky
Waiting for the day, she'll hear the Father say...

Step into the spotlight-so bright
A character check in the dead of night
To cut the stays of reason, till death defy
All understanding in the neighbour's eye
To run the race like this day's the last
Celebrate, in all we do and all we say
Look up - 'cause the world looks on

She sings hallelujah
When all has become nothing
Her hope the Savior, has colored all she does
And taints the way she loves
She sings hallelujah, and falls to the ground again
With hands stretched up to the sky
Waiting for the day, she'll hear the Father say...

We sing hallelujah
When all has become nothing
Our hope in the Saviour, has covered all we do
Let it be for you
We'll sing hallelujah, and fall to the ground again
With hands stretched up to the sky
We're waiting for the day, we'll hear the Father say
Yeah to hear him say

"Well done, good and faithful one
Enter in, come on share with me
Welcome home, good and faithful one
On and on to eternity"

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The Tide

Think I'll wait for the tide
Seems it's all I can do right now
There must be a reason
I've run aground

I'll wait for the waves
To come
By the moon and the tide
Like a man and his bride
I will wait
On you, Lord
And we will run so far from here
To your.........safety

Think I'll lie in the sun for awhile
Maybe inside out
I've been leaving messages for you
I'm sure it will all work out

And I know the waves
Will come
By the moon and the tide
Like a man and his bride
I will wait
On you Lord
And we will run so far from here
To your safety in the storm
In the storm
There is courage for the simple man
To the holders of secrets and scars
Learning to stand with reaching arms
We'll wait till the very last
No matter what will be
You're always good
Always good
To me

We will run so far from here

And I know the waves
Will come
By the moon and the tide
Like a man and his bride
I will wait
On you Lord
And we will run so far from here

To your.........safety

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Always

What were you thinking
I got a right to ask
Is there a reason
Other than your past
A great pretender
Why was I the last to see
Through your SKIN
Is there a chance you'll ever change

It's always the same
You're always to blame
Is there any way around this
I can't see
You walked out on her
You planned to be free
I'm trying to point the finger
But it's killing me

What were you thinking
Where you thinking of me
Did you see what they wrote
On the family tree
I know it's all over
All in the past
I need to forgive you?
If I'm the last - will I ever change

It's always the same
You're always to blame
Is there any way around this
I can't see
You walked out on her
You planned to be free
I'm trying to point the finger
But it's killing me

Take these pieces
Thrown away
Put them together from
Night 'n' day
Washed by the sun
Dried by the rain
To be my father
In fatherless days

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