AT WAR WITH THE WORLD

SEASON OF SLEEP

Should I scrape up my knees
Or go back to sleep? 
Should I push further still
Or bury my will again? 

The clothes in the dresser
I pull out the drawers
What's hidden beneath
The start of all my wars

Call it the human condition
Bury it
Finally out of attention
Did you cherish it? 

Can I speak for myself
Or drown in the wealth of silence? 
Have you hidden your heart? 
I'm tearing apart again

Call it the human condition
Bury it
Finally out of attention
Did you cherish it? 

Call it the human condition
Bury it
Finally out of attention
Did you cherish it? 

We're lost and we don't know it

BLACK FRIDAY

O come o come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appears
Rejoice Rejoice

FAITH

Is it something I'll feel
My heart won't beat still
Til I know your name

Mirror
Inside of my mind
I struggle to find
The holes in my heart

Held out hand
Filled up with
Beholding a mystery

Answer me
I'm falling apart
Speak slowly your art
A whispers all I want
Grab hold of my sign
Speak to me reasons why
You're high above all that there is
And I'm falling in circles

Held out hand
Filled up with
Beholding a mystery

All I want to know is if
I'm on the right path

DOOR OPENS

I see a form taking shape
Rusted halo on the ground
I see a sheet draped over a man with the eyes cut out
On all fours head in the clouds

He crawls slowly down the hallway
Reaching his hands, sliding them along the walls
Lifting them up with each picture he dusts off
He looks to his left to see the counter where his wife left her ring

He leaves a mess for all to see his pain
He's all but gone and no one knows his name
They don't know his name

It's bright outside
So he takes his clothes off and walks slowly out the door
He can feel himself touch the ground
As the dry leaves crinkle beneath his bare feet

Again he crawls slowly down the hallway
Reaching his hands, sliding them along the walls
Lifting them up with each picture he dusts off
He looks to his left to see the counter where his wife left her ring

I leave a mess for all to see my pain
I'm all but gone and no one knows my name
They don't know my name

A door opens
A door closes
With a violent rush of wind

A door opens
With a violent rush of wind

WWW

I felt the arrow in my heart
I tasted poison in my skin
Should have known that at the end of it all
I could never count on you again

Lost my body lost my voice
Lost the cage you named me in
Gouge my eyes out just for fun
I won't get stuck on you again

Won't get stuck again
Stuck again

I FELT THE ARROW IN MY HEART
TASTED POISON IN MY SKIN
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT AT THE END OF IT ALL
WON'T EVER COUNT ON YOU AGAIN

LOSE YOUR BODY LOSE YOUR VOICE
LOSE THE CAGE THEY NAMED YOU IN
GOUGE YOUR EYES OUT JUST FOR FUN
I WON'T GET STUCK ON YOU AGAIN

WON'T GET STUCK AGAIN
WON'T GET STUCK AGAIN

WATER INTO GOLD

I see three men in a field
Standing there with nothing left to feel
Is there something more? 
He exposed our eyes to things we couldn't see
The hearts he held were struggling to breathe
Again I shave my head

We can see the evidence
Boiling underneath the surface
Was it really heaven sent
Backseat driving wasn't worth it

So I noticed we're drifting away
Who'd have know that every word you'd say
Mistaken for something real
Can we be friends
If I can sense the end
I hold it all underneath my breath
Will it all amount to nothing? 

We can see the evidence
Boiling underneath the surface
Was it really heaven sent
Backseat driving wasn't worth it

And we never thought that this would ever end
Correcting hearts by breaking brain again
All for love
Fall on your knees
Beg for answers beg for ransom please
And save our family

Water into gold

Turn this
Water into gold

 

-TESTAMENT-

Flu Season

Flu Season

Walked into a house of cards
Picking fingers at her heart
Open door don’t let it hurt you girl
Your minds unfurled
Picking fingers at your heart

Now our lives are haunted by a dark disguise
It grows
Into a hundred hands that grab for plans
They know
About my spirit and the ghost

Saw it coming in a dream
Ripping fabric at the seam
Open minds can drag you down to hell
You can tell
Ripping fabric at the seam

 

Vinegar

Despised and rejected by mankind
He offered his heart up for my life
Disfigured and broken his blood ran
Torn into pieces our King was dead

We all like sheep have gone astray
Each of us turned to our own way
Cut off from the living eyes set on
On destroying darkness within our hearts

Surely he took up our pain
From him we hid our faces
We hold him in low esteem
He came to take my darkness

Only you can do it

 

 

A Sound Mind

I've seen fire and I've seen rain
I've seen dark days didn't end
I know heartache and I know pain
I've opened things that were never meant

I can see in your heart that you're scared
Fear inside it comes and it goes
Turn around and nothing is there
Where does it come from? Some people claim to know

Started when I was a child I looked at windows
Fearing faces looking back at me while mother held me

Wasn't left on my own scared to be left on my own
Unprotected from the storms inside me

I continue as a man I'm second guessing
Fearing that the choices I'm making will lead me into fog
That I'm gonna fall

I've been to hell and back again
On the way up I met Heaven's Friend
Saw the glory, glowing, lighted eyes
He lift his hand up to me and said "come inside" 

Now I know that a fire in my heart is burning
I can feel that it's wearing thin, no lights
And I'm sure that the answers here are certain
Please don't let the flame burn out tonight

 

Slumber

This is not what I had thought it would be
Leaves of trees they spoke to me rustling

It came from nowhere I went to see you
I sketched your face in the ground they love you
Fate called my name in the night I walked up too
Your voice the angels declare your word its true

Though I was in the dark picking fingers at her heart yet you were there right by my side

Violent words in my head
What was alive was dead
Still peace you gave there to my mind

Weight it hurt
The weight it hurt
It lifted

With life in the balance full I now see
What happened to us I know was meant to be
A love into me was sown it goes down deep
Death finally lost its grip on me

 

Phantom Pain

I'm standing on holy ground
Waiting for the sound of Heaven to come
I've been pierced deep in the vein
Am I his keeper can I carry his flame

Always the same in the silence
You came with fists clinched again
Approaching past with a violence
Nothing changed in the end

I feel I know whats right
Here's where I belong
Rock between my eyes
You cut my head off

Quicksand I'm running thin
Keep me from falling in
Rock between my eyes
You put your hand on

 

Devotion

It’s hard to make the time go fast
It’s hard to make it last
Living in the moment has been so hard
It’s hard to hear you in this noise
It’s hard to row the seas
Don’t wana see my life go by and not
Realize your peace

Father I’m hungry for more
Like a bear in a trap
I’m stuck on the floor

Spirit I’m thirsty for rain
Like a deer in a cage
I pant for your name

Jesus I want to be free
Like a bird in a snare
Longs to flee

 
  Peace Plantation by Hannah Gumbo

Peace Plantation

Good morning
It’s finally nice to see you
It’s been a long time coming
And now I get to meet you

In the peace plantation
Always on my mind
All the lights are turned off
But the stars are on outside

We’re alone now
And I finally get to hear your voice
You’re all around me
And your spirit drowns out all the noise

No longer slaves
Driven to the fire
Walking slowly
In passion and desire

Fear not I’m coming home
Fear not I’m coming home