29 LYRICS FROM: TROY & GENIE'S FIRST SONGS TOGETHER



by Genie

Time is Turnin'

My heart-
It longs for you
My Babe, what can I do
You're gone-
Every night and day
My babe, what can I (I don't know what to) say?

Time is turnin' on
And our music's goin' wrong
Our love is drifting (movin) on
I thought that we were mere makin' it
but you were just takin' me down
(drum fill)
I thought I was your King
But now you got me playin' your clown

The clock-
Is going tick tock
The hourglass is empty girl (love)
Time to get off the pot
You're hot-
But you're not all I've got
Don't wait another minute girl
Now's our time to rock!

Time is turnin' on
And my music's growin' strong
My love is movin' (drifting) on
I thought that we were makin it,
But you were just takin' me down, down, down__
But now I'm escapin'
You're not the only Queen in the town

|||: Time is turnin' : |||
ON!


Waikiki

Waikiki is a lone place to be without you


I Believe In Heroes

Tribulation's dawning
Children cry for champions to believe in
Fallen lie our heroes
So God sends you to stand here strong to lead us

On our streets
On our oceans
You're unselfishly devoted
Honor shines
Like diamonds in your eyes

CHORUS: I BELIEVE IN HEROES
'CAUSE I BELIEVE IN YOU

VERSE2: "Greater Love has no man
Than to lay his life down for his friend"
You take your ‘cross’ daily
For loved-ones you have never even met

In our skies
Through our fire
Watching arms of flame reach higher
You fight Hell
With Heaven gleaming in your eye

CHORUS: I BELIEVE IN HEROES
MY CHILDHOOD IDOLS ARE ALL GONE
YET I BELIEVE IN HEROES
WHEN I SEE YOUR COURAGE DRIVE YOU ON
YOU RISE BEFORE THE DAWN
YOU STARE DEATH STRAIGHT IN THE FACE
YOU SACRIFICE YOUR LIFE
IN MY PLACE
IT'S TIME YOU KNEW
I BELIEVE IN HEROES
'CAUSE I BELIEVE IN YOU

BRIDGE: For all our dying hearts
You bring back to life
For every frightened child
You save from the fire-fight
For all our sailors you lift skyward from our sinking ships
Because you are there
Because you care

CHORUS: WE BELIEVE IN HEROES
OUR CHILDHOOD IDOLS ARE ALL GONE
YET WE BELIEVE IN HEROES
WHEN WE SEE YOUR COURAGE DRIVE YOU ON
YOU RISE BEFORE THE DAWN
YOU STARE DEATH STRAIGHT IN THE FACE
YOU SACRIFICE YOUR LIFE
IN OUR PLACE
IT'S TIME YOU KNEW
WE BELIEVE IN HEROES
'CAUSE WE BELIEVE IN YOU

I BELIEVE IN HEROES
'CAUSE I BELIEVE IN YOU

__________________
SPANISH:

Ya Tribulación llega
Niños lloren "Campeones, ven, salvarnos"
Caidos son los heroes
Dios te mandaras acá para guiarnos

En las calles
y los oceanos
estas devoteados
la honra brilla
como diamantes de tus ojos

CHORUS: YO CREO EN HEROES
PRO QUE CREO EN TI

VERSO2: "Mejor amor tiene nadie
Que perdir su vida para su amigo"
Tomas tu cruz cada día
Para amados que nunca te has visto (conociaba)

En nos' cielos
y en nos' fuegos
Ves los brazos del infiernos
Peleas con demonios
Con luz celestial en tus ojos

CHORUS: YO CREO EN HEROES
MIS IDOLOS de NIÑEZ YA SON MUERTOS
PERO CREO EN HEROES
CUANDO VEO SU IMPULSIÓN DEL VALOR
SIEMPRE MADRUGAS
POR LA CARA DE LA MUERTE
A SACRIFICAR TU VIDA
EN LUGAR DE MI
YA SABES SI
YO CREO EN HEROES
POR QUE CREO EN TI

BRIDGE: Por los corazones
Tu sacas del muerto
Por los niños asustados
Que salvaras del guerra
Por lo marineros que levantas del su barco destruido
Por que estas (aca)
Para tu amor

CHORUS: CREAMOS EN HEROES
MIS IDOLOS de NIÑEZ YA SON MUERTOS
PERO CREAMOS EN HEROES
CUANDO VEO SU IMPULSIÓN DEL VALOR
SIEMPRE MADRUGAS
POR LA CARA DE LA MUERTE
A SACRIFICAR TU VIDA
EN LUGAR DE MI
YA SABES SI
CREAMOS EN HEROES
CREAMOS EN TI

YO CREO EN HEROES
POR QUE CREO EN TI


SENSITIVITY

VERSE 1: I know you have called me
to be salt and light
Strengthening and shining in the night
But I keep pouring my salt into wounded lives
And shining searchlights into crying eyes

My advice
Can be the turning of the knife
I need your Spirit to guide me
To give me

(CHORUS:) Sensitivity
To see what people really need
Give me Sensitivity
Give me words to speak - Then silence me

VERSE 2: I know someone dying
for someone to care
In tenderness to listen without speaking
To bear the true confession
And denials too
And hug them when the words have lost all meaning

'cause everyday
A billion voices cry out loud
I am so lonely
Hold me
(So) Give me Sensitivity

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE: I don't know
No I don't know all the answers that I try to give
But I know I want to help the dying live
But my words will only heal the soul that bleeds
If you give me eyes to see
If you give me Sensitivity

(CHORUS)



Don't Flip the Dial

Your refrigerator waits
With a jug of milk and a piece of cake
You say you've had a hard day
You say I'll be O.K.
But I wish instead of watching T.V.
You were working out a way for me
kneeling down to pray for me

Don't Flip the Dial
Don't fake a smile
Don't shut your eyes
Sympathize and stay a while with me
Don't flip the dial on me

I know I'm not what you want me to be
I know I'm not what you sat down to see
but
Do you think I too might like a drink?
Does it hurt too much to think
that
I'm a human just like you
My skin is black but my blood isn't blue
You and I are brothers
Do unto others

CHORUS

I wish there were agencies for me
I wish for every big-screen-T.V.
There was a sack of wheat to feed my family

You ask, "Who is my neighbor"
I'm the crazy man in your Sunday paper
I'm the indigent on church street
I'm the uninvited stranger on your TV screen


He Walked Alone

He walked alone,
on burning sands in desert heat
another time, jerusalem
He walked alone with crowds of city people
worshiping and cursing him

...


Lisa

Lost in your childhood
Looking through innocent eyes
You did what anyone would do
Boundaries were broken
Each time the price was too high
They took away a part of you

Joy turned to fear
Trust turned to tears
But it's over
Over

CHORUS: Lisa you've suffered enough
For those who have broken your trust
It's time now to run to the Father
Time to let go the chains
For you are not to blame

Grown up and lovely
Wearing your beautiful smile
Wanting to love and be loved

Living in Secrets
Caught in the crossfire again
'Never know when to say "enough"

Wishing the lies
And Hidden Conditions were over
Over

CHORUS

INTERLUDE: There is another way of love
Another lover who will
take your tears and give you trust
And make it over

CHORUS


If Time Could Talk

VERSE 1: The sands of time are falling
The hands cannot be stopped
I hear tomorrow calling
as I race 'round the clock

And time ticks on in silence
Secretive and cold
Surrendering no clue
To what the future holds
Still I know

CHORUS: IF TIME COULD TALK
TIME WOULD TELL
SECRETS OF TOMORROW BETTER LEFT UNTOLD

IF TIME COULD TALK
TIME WOULD TELL
BUT ALL THAT MATTERS MOST WE ALREADY KNOW

VERSE 2: So I'll live each day of forever
as if it were the last
Trusting for tomorrow (the future)
Surrendering the past

'til the hourglass is empty
My days (years) have slipped away
And all my fears have faded
Washed away in time
Like tears in rain

CHORUS

BRIDGE: I want to tear away the curtain
Behold the face of fate
But I know some revelations
Would be more than I could take
If time could talk...


Illusions

I'm not afraid of earthquakes anymore
I've felt my world rocking before
Our first night together
Heaven shook beneath our love
A dream I prayed to never die
But now I wake from sleeping with a lie
You play love like a game of fools
You break my heart and shake all my

ILLUSIONS
They're all that's left of you
You paint a pretty picture
To cover up the Truth (I wish that you were true)
Illusions
Betrayed by a mirage
I gave myself away
(Faked by a facade) / fell for the Facade (of your)
Illusions
Oh my shattered illusions

I felt like I could float at your command
Hovering under tender sleight of hand
You're a great magician
I played your great trick
You disappeared like magic -
For some/a new victim to stick with your Illusions...

(CHORUS)

TAG: Illusions
You're an illusion
A beautiful illusion
ILLUSIONS


Colors

I see Red in the fire of the sunset
I see Black on a moonless night

I see blue in the summer skies

And I'm spellbound by the magic all around me
I am dazzled by life's wonders.
I am captured by-
captured by the colors

I see white (I see white)
In a heart as pure as snowfall
I see grey as the innocence fades
I see red
in the passion of a romance
I see children dancing in the glowing yellow sunshine

Life is celebration

the wedding of time and energy
enchanted the loving hand of YAH the master painter
we dance with our creator
on ever-changing tapestries of color

I see blue in a young girls's eyes
And I see the blood red harvest moon in the harvest skies



Via Veritas Vita

Via, Veritas, Vita!

For so long, we have lived without
For so long, we have lived in lies
For so long, we have lived

We need a way
we need the truth
we need the life!

SPANISH:
||: LA VÍA
LA VERDAD
LA VIDA :||


The Shunning

THE SHUNNING
T&G Oct 1996

VERSE1: Nobody knows her; nobody holds her;
They close their eyes but she won't go away
Lost & forgotten; used and discarded
She carries her baby like a badge of shame
Like she wears the Scarlet Letter
judged by those who think they're better
Like a leper sent away in shame
CHORUS: SHE WEARS THE SHUNNING - We do not see her
She cries out; we do not hear her
Invisible To those who fear her
SHE WEARS THE SHUNNING
so we reject her
She falls down, we do not help her
Untouchable- we neglect her
- SHE WEARS THE SHUNNING
VERSE2: Disfellowshipped outcast Silently bypassed Ever since he refused to play the game
Those who ignore him swore they adored him
Even his loved ones shudder at his name
The cross that hangs upon his heart
Marks him like a Yellow Star;
Like the crucifix his Saviour bore
CHORUS
BRIDGE: With the poor and disillusioned
We'll endure persecution
Like the scorn the One before us bore - He wore The Shunning
as The Lord before us bore the scorn
for the one who went before us bore the scorn -
LAST CHORUS: WE (WEAR) SHARE THE SHUNNING
We will not fear them
When others cry we'll hear them
Reaching out in love to heal them
WE SHARE THE SHUNNING
we feel the humbling
in the fellowship of suffering
until the Shunned One's coming WE SHARE THE SHUNNING
©1996 Sacred Sky Songs



Bury The Bones

You can bury the bones,
hide all the evidence
but the hounds of heaven
are still pickin' up the scent
you can hide in a lie
of a watertight alibi
you can bury the bones
hide all the evidence
but it don't make you innocent


Rockabye Baby (Pop Love Song)

Rockabye baby
Girl...


Child Of The Light

By Lisa, Troy, and Genie

VERSE 1: Girl you wandered very far from home
(Ran away and found yourself alone)
The choices that you made have brought you shame
But there's no use in living with the blame

You have done nothing I can't undo
The only thing that's holding you back is you

CHORUS: CHILD OF THE LIGHT
COME TO ME NOW
YOU'VE LOST YOUR WAY BUT YOU'LL FIND IT
IF YOU LET ME SHOW YOU HOW
CHILD OF THE LIGHT
I HEAR YOUR PRAYER
SO YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE
WHEREVER YOU ARE
I AM THERE

VERSE 2: You've been wonderin' how long can this go on
Weaker by the minute- pretendin' to be strong
You're frightened by the person you've become
Believing you're unworthy of my love

You've built this wall of guilt to hide behind
But I see through it all and I'm still on your side

CHORUS

BRIDGE: All the beautiful things you've dreamed
have escaped your vision
Just make the decision to turn around
And come back home
MY CHILD OF THE LIGHT


Jesse (doesn't understand)

Jesse doesn't understand
why daddy took his pillow towork
jesse doesn't understand
why daddy's making mommy hurt


Yah is up to something

When you are down to nothing
Yah is up to something

when you can't explain
the pain you're going through
It's not for something bad you did
it's for something big he's gonna do

don't let 'em get you

You cry all through the night
but you'll smile at morning's light

ROCK BOTTOM
DOWN UNDER
LOW RIDIN'
FLAT BUSTED

HIGH FLYIN



Keeping Secrets From Myself

Verse1: Sometimes in my mind
I unlock a dusty room
where I keep unwanted memories
and relics of the truth

I come to read the pages (stay) (sit) Reading through the pages
Of my diary of pain
(But soon I feel)I feel naked and defenseless
I lock the door again

CHORUS: I keep secrets from myself
On a hidden shelf
Keeping secrets from myself
(and I tell) Telling no one else
I say I've got it all together
And I don't want to tell a lie
So whatever I can't face I must hide
Keeping secrets from myself locked deep inside

Verse 2: There among my memories
In the shadow of my doubts
There's a file of realizations that could show me a way out
Of this cage where I find comfort
It's a masquerade, I know
But I control the atmosphere (scenery), so I feel right at home
(chose my reality and here I feel at home)
Places in my mind where I forbid myself to go
I'm not allowed to go
I make my own rules
Places in my psyche where I'm afraid to go
I feel restricted
halls and rooms I never see
Places inside myself I never go
I don't really know myself
CHORUS

BRIDGE: I don't know what I'm hiding from
But I know I'm tired to trying to pretend
For (this) living in denial
Is (just) lying to myself
About things I always find out in the end

LAST CHORUS: I said I had it all together
But I don't want to live a lie
So I know I have to face the things I hide
I'm on a quest for self-perception
Though I fear what I might find
I don't want forbidden chambers in my mind
For keeping Secrets from myself locked deep inside


Trade my truth for lies
Where I wrestle with the truth
Secret door I go unpacking and exploring
My inner self comes into view
I see who I really am
catch a glimpse of who I am






World Vision Film Theme Song

Instrumental


Reconciled

I lie awake at night
Thinking of you
A tear falls from my eye
I still love you
Slow motion memories
Dreaming of you
I reach out for your hand
I can't touch you

but I care
No matter what I said or did
The fire's burning
and I will never let it die
We need to be

RECONCILED
WE NEED TO BRIDGE THE LONELY MILES
STRUGGLING TO KEEP THIS LOVE ALIVE
WE NEED TO RECONCILE
SEEING EACH OTHER EYE TO EYE
I WILL SAY I LOVE YOU
YOU WILL SMILE
WHEN WE ARE RECONCILED

VERSE 2: I sometimes see your face
and hear you laughing
You cry as we embrace
The anger passing

For you care
No matter what you said or did
You'll never leave me
And you will never let it end
For we must be

RECONCILED (repeat chorus)

Reaching beyong the tears in time
Surrendering the Silence
We tried to hide behind




(I'll never leave you)
No longer waiting for the perfect time
There'll never be a better (perfect) time

(I know we can) keep this love alive

You won't forget me
You will never let us (it) die
Seeing each other eye to eye
Emotions finally flow
Where once was desert
Forgiveness floods the past
We stand together
I can't (won't) let it end this way (like this)
(until we are)
Until we

Though we may not see eye to eye

Why wait for the day when we see eye to eye
slow motion picture show
I stretch strain my trembling hand

I sometimes grab the phone and try to call you
You'd rather be alone
so I don't call you
It's just a game I know
'cause you need me too
Apart we can't be whole
so I must call you
WE CAN MEET HALFWAY IF WE (WILL)(BOTH) TRY

all the empty miles



High Train heavenbound

HIGH TRAIN HEAVENBOUND

She took the high train heavenbound
She ain't never comin' back
She used to tramp 'round this old town

She spent some long cold nights down in the devil's bed
But she knew it had to end
So she took the high train heavenbound
And she ain't never comin' back (she ain't comin' round again)

She met Jesus on the train
He said, "Baby where you been"
She looked deep into through His eyes
Eyes that never seem to end

Call it Spirit Suicide
Call it anything you will
But you got to lose your life
If you ever wanna live
You can scratch, kick, scream to hold on to what you' got
But it'll slip right through your hands
'til you take the high train heavenbound
---- the promised land



April

April Welcomes the day with a smile


So Close (Yet so far away)

Lyrics: Troy, Genie , Kyle Matthews
Music: Troy; arr. Byron Hagan

VERSE 1: Here we are again
Lyin' face to face
I can feel you next to me
But you're a million miles away

I know you can see me tremble at your tender touch but
I can't bring myself to call this "making love"

And though tonight I bring you closer than the air I breathe
Still there's empty space between us naked eyes will never see

CHORUS: WE'RE SO CLOSE
YET SO FAR AWAY
GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS OF LOVE
LIKE ACTORS IN A PLAY
WE MEMORIZED OUR LINES BY HEART
REHEARSED THE ACT AND LEARNED THE ART
'TIL 'MAKING LOVE' BECAME AN OLD CLICHE
WE'RE SO CLOSE YET SO FAR AWAY

VERSE 2: Lately you're like someone I don't even know
Even when there's fire it still leaves me cold
'cause if we can't bridge this distance even when we touch
The ecstacy we're feeling doesn't mean that much

I hear your beating heart- feel you breathing as we kiss
But our souls are worlds apart;
I know there's more to love than this

CHORUS

BRIDGE: Maybe we're too close to see
What's clearer from above
We're caught in the act of love



Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

You pour out your life
like a child with a bucket of sand
killing your time
building castles with your busy hands
you craft your walls so confidently
til all your castles fall into the sea
then in your moment of need
you call to me

Silence Speaks Louder Than Words
when years go by
and your voice is heard
too little too late
Why do you wait
While time makes your memory blur

You talk of our love
Yet your eloquence falls on deaf ears
You said you'd be there
But the problem is you're never ear
Don't wait to change
til you're grey with age
and you can't connect my face with my name
& you'll have forgotten all you wanted to say

I still believe
one day you'll set out sailing for me
braving the waves
while your castles wash into the sea
you'll pull me aboard and we'll find a way
search out the love beneath all the pain
so we can sit quiet like friends at the end of the day
When our silence speaks louder than words
when we've finally say what need to be heard
It isn't too late
don't hesitate
while time makes your memory blur
FOr your silence speaks louder than words


Bright Eyed Child

10/2/92 work copy

Verse1: I see a vision of innocence
She sleeps untouched by life's bitterness
Trusting

Channel1:

CHORUS: Bright Eyed Child
I want to be like you

VERSE 2: I see a vision and angels sing
Dancing the children around the King
I know I must become one of them

Channel 2:

CHORUS

INTERLUDE: Teach me how to be a child
Sail my pain away
Send me running wild
When I'm terrified
One look in your eyes
Sings peace into my life

CHORUS

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I must learn the secret dance


delete me

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Walking the fine line (Best of Friends)

Walking the Fine Line (The Best Of Friends)
Prov. 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

'Don't think I ever told you just how much I really care
In all the days and years I knew your love was always there
When Have I told you lately how much I really care
For all the days (and weeks) and years (I knew) your love was always there
So many faces come and go (as we grow old)but don't you know that
after all this time we're still walking the fine line (We're still side by side)

Balancing friendship is an art of walking higher wire
Fanning the flames without starting a fire
Timing the silence then speaking truth in love
FInding the kindness at times to be tough
and after all this time we're still walking that fine line

And if your straight and narrow way leads away from me (mine)
I'll be praying for the day When our paths (will) meet (in time)
(and) I'm on your side Walking the fine line

(The) competition and encouragement go hand in hand
As iron sharpens iron so we are man to man
Sincere yet secretive of things too hard to tell
Knowing each other just a little bit too well
but after all this time- we're still walking that fine line

Timing the silence; then speaking your mind
Better left unsaid
We get so close but there's this distance we still share
Between respecting space and showing how we care

You've been the hand of God to me (at work) right here on Earth (in troubled times?)
You've been the fist that nearly served the beating I deserved
(You've been the Hand of God; you've been the fighting fist)
When to break the silence- and when I've said too much
As iron sharpens iron you strengthen me my friend you bring out my best


Between leaving you space and To speaking the truth in love
Some things are best revealed- some better left unsaid

Trying to be the best of both worlds
Timing the silence; then speaking your mind

Balancing act
When to be silent, when to speak, to know what not to do

Trying to live like men of God and yet be who we are

Trying to love the Lord without being fanatical
Trying to love the world without being heretical
Trying to love our wives like (Jesus) Christ loved the Church
Sometimes it's fun - sometimes it's too much work
Yet After all this time we're still walking that fine line

Eccl. 7:18 The man who fears God will avoid all [extremes].

And as you start to leave
The Tears flow down my cheeks to think what God has brought us through
And though the miles and the time through all the tears we cried
I know why God brought me to you
Cause after all this time - we're still walking that fine line
From this union springs an (eternal) thing that death will never end
'til (at) the end of time - we'll be the best of friends

Through happy times and tears I cry I'll be praying faithfully
I know God will keep you safe

I'll be there for you while we're walkin the fine line

Trying to live like men of God and yet be who we are (as real as we can (to be ourselves)
Struggling with things that tie us down - the houses and the cars
Loving our comfort as we try to daily try to die to sin (crucify the flesh)
Helping each other through the messes that sin gets us in (we wind up in)

Cherish the gift of grace -- while trying to do what's right
Humbly accepting grace - Still tryin' to save (our) face
Trying to make sense of the insane pace of change

Trying halfheartedly to daily try to die to sin
Helping each other through the messes that we wind up in

How God is using you - how God is teaching me
Speaking through each of us and killing our complacency
Speaking the truth in Love

(Sometimes) we laughed until we cried
(Sometimes) we nearly came to blows
You gave me confidence to try some things that changed my life

Hating the human-ness that by ourselves we rarely see

Loving ourselves as we try to love ouf fellow man
Avoiding extremes

So many treasures are the moments I will not forget
I choked and cried when I tried thast last cigarette

Friendships like this make living life a possibility (are the stuff that life is made of)
So many treasures are the moments I will not forget



Berlin Wall

break it down


All I need /Want is a Family



Don't need no toys
Don't need no bows
Don't need no lights
that flash and glow

Don't need the latest, greatest thing
All I need is a Family


I may scream , and I may cry
But look again and you'll see why
I need love and stability
All I need is a family


Give me a home
Wrapped in peace
Give me a place where I'm free
to be me ....

Need someone who's arrond
to help me through when I'm down
What I wabt don't cost a dime
But I'm asking for your time
Don't need a zillion / billion things
All I want is a family

Don't need the stuff
don't need the things
All I want is a family

Don't need a big (fancy) house
Don't need you to go into debt
Don't need a richer neighborhood

I go enough of woes

For Christmas, valentines, thanksgiving, for my birthday, mother's day, Father's day, every day


29 LYRICS FROM: TROY & GENIE'S FIRST SONGS TOGETHER