Above The Waves LP Lyrics


Not The Same
The time is now.
We’re not the same.
We’ve seen a light.
This changes everything.
I found the only road.
This changes everything I know,
‘Cause now my eyes aren’t closed.
How long was I blinded by the cold?
I saw the lights and throne,
As my life started to unfold.
So close to going home,
I stayed so that I could let you know.
Everything you wanna be, and all you hope,
Is waiting further down the road.
Everything you wanna be, and all you hope,
Is waiting further down the road.
No Regrets
Let’s talk about when the world was on my shoulders, or so that’s what I told her.
You built our house and tried to pull us closer, but I was never sober.
With all the silence making it worse, I prayed till it hurt.
But that was back when I couldn’t find the closure, to hand all of me over.
I couldn’t do this alone.
You pulled me out of fear and uncertainty.
With freedom now, I’m choosing to bend my knee.
You pulled me out of fear and uncertainty.
With freedom now, I’m choosing to bend my knee.
To the one that brings hope to the mess, to the King of Kings with no regrets.
I’m not gonna give in unless I give in to you.
I’m not gonna give in unless it’s to you.
Let’s walk this out now; you brought me to the present, but left the scars as lessons
To build our house with our center of attention to pick up where we left it.
The broken vices left in the dirt, those days now reversed.
‘Cause that was back when I had the best intentions, but didn’t have direction.
But now I’ve found my way home.
You pulled me out of fear and uncertainty.
With freedom now, I’m choosing to bend my knee.
You pulled me out of fear and uncertainty.
With freedom now, I’m choosing to bend my knee.
To the one that brings hope to the mess, to the King of Kings with no regrets.
Empty Roads
Wrapped up in the thick of it,
Caught up, set on making it.
Voice ready to hit the stage, but wouldn’t have conversations.
Back home I kept selling it, like the road was always glamorous.
But starting to pray for change, I hardly could tell the days then.
So I packed up, threw my life in a bag.
Forgot the rest of the commitments I had.
But when I saw you, the first question you asked was, “How’d it all go? And what brings you home?”
I wanna know what brings you home.
Traveled all the empty roads and now you know,
This life was not your own.
I wanna know what brings you home.
Traveled all the empty roads and now you know,
This life was not your own.
Not ready to take another day.
When the walls all look the same to me, I’ll break from the lane that’s stalling me.
When you call from heights I never reached, I’ll swing for the fence beyond defeat.
When the walls all look the same to me, I’ll break from the lane that’s stalling me.
Wrapped up the loose ends of it,
Backed off the games and pretenses.
Stopped making my life a stage, to start getting my head on straight again.
Tiptoed before I could step in, Lord knows the places that I’ve been.
Priorities rearranged, I’m not willing to bend and break again.
So I packed up, threw my life in a bag.
Forgot the rest of the commitments I had.
And when I saw you, the direction you had was, “Let it all go, and let me guide you home.”
I wanna know what brings you home.
Traveled all the empty roads and now you know,
This life was not your own.
I wanna know what brings you home.
Traveled all the empty roads and now you know,
This life was not your own.
So what good is it, if I gain the whole world but I loose my soul?
And what could I give, but the breath in my lungs to give praise to the son who let me see,
When the walls all looked the same to me.
I’ll break from the lane that’s stalling me.
When you call from heights I never reached, I’ll swing for the fence beyond defeat.
Above The Waves
Holding onto old plans, I never thought I’d see a second chance.
Now it stands right in front of me.
So I’m running where you’re calling, and trusting all you said.
To lose the things I shouldn’t bring, and keep my eyes ahead.
Wake up. Wake up.
Night always turns to day.
Shadows that blocked your path will have to hide their face.
Look up. Look up.
Don’t think about what’s been.
That past can’t hold you back from wanting to step in.
Why should we ever play it safe when something great is waiting past the break?
So I’ll keep my face above the waves.
And all the time we take will not be for nothing.
Running into old friends reminds me of the days when I’d break down, and start to drown every time it rained.
You gave my mind a new frame, and gave me a new pace.
So even when the skies turned grey, I’d give you everything.
Wake up. Wake up.
Night always turns to day.
Shadows that blocked your path will have to hide their face.
Look up. Look up.
Don’t think about what’s been.
That past can’t hold you back from wanting to step in.
Why should we ever play it safe when something great is waiting past the break?
So I’ll keep my face above the waves.
And all the time we take will not be for nothing.
Attention
You keep reaching out, and I keep reaching for the door.
These insecurities won’t keep their hands off me.
Sometimes I think about why I’m believing, and it’s more than empty words I speak.
I hope that’s plain to see.
If it’s all on me, then there wouldn’t be something there left to keep.
I keep giving you nothing.
I keep moving faster, I hope you’re here after
All the times I’ve given you nothing.
And you’ll fix what I fractured, like none of it mattered cause it’s you.
I’ll raise my hand in silence like I’ve got something to say, but then the words escape.
It’s like they ran away.
Sometimes I feel the quiet like it carries its own weight, until it sparks debate the nights I lay awake.
And if it’s all on me, then there wouldn’t be something there left to keep.
I keep giving you nothing.
I keep moving faster, I hope you’re here after
All the times I’ve given you nothing.
And you’ll fix what I fractured, like none of it mattered.
So let me set the record straight again.
There’s always something, something I’m in, that pulls my head in every direction.
It all means nothing, I’ll pack it in.
Cause in the end, you have my attention.
Cause in the end, you have my attention.
Cause in the end, you have my attention.
Death To Life
You only think of yourself, and wealth.
Won’t ask for help in life from anyone else.
Felt so compelled to tell a bunch of stories where the truth was withheld.
Don’t give me one good reason to let this go.
I’ll give you two while you’re leaving all on your own.
And when you see that you needed more time to grow,
I’ll pull you in close and I’ll let you know.
Every time you compromise,
I hope that your eyes realign, and let your mind move from death to life.
Every time you compromise,
I hope that your eyes realign, and let your mind move from death to life.
Let’s go again.
With everything that you claim to be, and all the things in life you let people see,
How can you breathe beneath the weight of all the lies that buckle your knees?
Don’t give me one good reason to let this go.
I’ll give you two while you’re leaving all on your own.
And when you see that you needed more time to grow,
I’ll pull you in close and I’ll let you know.
Every time you compromise,
I hope that your eyes realign, and let your mind move from death to life.
Every time you compromise,
I hope that your eyes realign, and let your mind move from death to life.
I know I do this to myself.
Walk on my own and get overwhelmed, try not give you all of me,
Then need to meet at the mercy seat.
I know I do this to myself.
Walk on my own and get overwhelmed, try not give you all of me,
Then need to meet at the mercy seat.
Every time you compromise,
I hope that your eyes realign, and let your mind move from death to life.
Every time you compromise,
I hope that your eyes realign, and let your mind move from death to life.
Freedom
You’re a God who never changes, you’re around me all the time.
And when I check your gauges, they’re always running high.
Asking you to move is like asking fire to burn.
Revival is your nature, a gift I cannot earn.
You’re evident in the way I walk, I’ll leave behind what I am not.
You’re evident in the way I talk, I’ll leave behind what I am not.
Freedom! Freedom!
You are right here with me.
You’re never out of reach.
Freedom! Freedom!
You are right here with me.
You’re never out of reach.
My weakness won’t repel you, it only draws you near.
Increase my strength and fill me up, the mountains I won’t fear.
Asking you to move is like asking fire to burn.
Revival is your nature, a gift I cannot earn.
Don’t wanna think about it, ten thousand deep surrounding me.
You said, “Search the hills around you, you’ll never be where I can’t reach.”
Don’t wanna think about it, ten thousand deep surrounding me.
You said, “Search the hills around you, you’ll never be where I can’t reach.”
Freedom! Freedom!
You are right here with me.
You’re never out of reach.
Freedom! Freedom!
You are right here with me.
You’re never out of reach.
I’m free! I’m free! I’m free! I’m free!
I’m free! I’m free!
Now I’m free!
I am free! I am free! I am free!
Black Friday
Seasons that changed with the winds as you stepped outside to meet them, and let up the sails.
Leaving.
The whys I don’t know, but you must have had your reasons you kept to yourself.
Always there with something new to share with me that wasn’t true.
You damaged the way you’d let them see, and made yourself an enemy.
A cheap escape, flooding those chemicals into your veins won’t take the world away.
With everything, I’d give everything if you found your way back home.
You don’t have to stay alone.
With everything, I’d give everything if you found your way back home.
You don’t have to stay alone.
Sleepless.
A home that was broke but we picked up all the pieces, and swept out what failed.
Speechless.
A heart full of hope and a love we now believe in, was hanging by nails.
So I went back to see it through, give you the truth that I now knew.
Forgetting the days we never had, to let you know I understand.
Erase the tapes.
I had to let it go, cause all that pain won’t take the world away.
With everything, I’d give everything if you found your way back home.
You don’t have to stay alone.
With everything, I’d give everything if you found your way back home.
You don’t have to stay alone.
You break bread with the violence, and fake pledges with a silent hand.
I know you feel divided.
The chips haven’t hit the place they’ll land.
You break bread with the violence, and fake pledges with a silent hand.
I know you feel divided.
The chips haven’t hit the place they’ll land.
A cheap escape, flooding those chemicals into your veins won’t take the world away.
With everything, I’d give everything if you found your way back home.
You don’t have to stay alone.
With everything, I’d give everything if you found your way back home.
You don’t have to stay alone.
Iron Gates
You called me by my name, and lit a flame inside the dark.
You cut the iron gates, ripped everything I knew apart.
You called me by my name, and lit a flame inside the dark.
You cut the iron gates, ripped everything I knew apart,
So I could see it plain.
It’s rising up inside my bones, I had to let it breathe and get out from the undertow.
The one thing that remained, was I had to let the old me die to step out of the grave,
And see the world with brand new eyes.
Given the chance, would you take back any part of it?
Or would you stand, before you fell back to the ground again?
It’s written on my hands.
I think it’s time you know, I’ll never let this go.
I’ve got you.
It’s written on my hands.
I think it’s time you know, I’ll never let this go.
It’s time you look at everything I’ve walked you through and how you’ve grown.
It wasn’t a mistake to let you view what others won’t.
I could see it plain, it’s rising up inside my bones.
I had to let it breathe, and get out from the undertow.
The one thing that remained, was I had to let the old me die to step out of the grave,
And see the world with brand new eyes.
It broke my back when the world held my attention.
I faced the facts, but it hurt to answer the question.
Given the chance, would you take back any part of it?
Or would you stand, before you fell back to the ground again?
It’s written on my hands.
I think it’s time you know, I’ll never let this go.
I’ve got you.
It’s written on my hands.
I think it’s time you know, I’ll never let this go.
I’ve got you.
Something Left To Give
I’ve listened to generations who switch their problems, but they never fix the source.
I don’t blame them for why they’re jaded.
They tried to run a race but never found the course.
There’s something left to give when there’s nothing to show.
You gotta pick yourself up and know there’s more room to grow. I know.
Getting what you give isn’t always what’s known, that doesn’t mean we back up and go through life on our own.
Just don’t.
If it’s all the same to you, then I’ll call again and reclaim the truth.
Cause you saw the pain I’d go through,
And took the blame for my excuse.
My own opinions make me suppose there’s things I’ve done that mean you’ll never let me close.
When the walk feels like it’s going nowhere,
Carry Me! Carry Me!
You’re the rock that hears my words with no air.
Carry Me! Carry Me!
When the walk feels like it’s going nowhere,
Carry Me! Carry Me!
You’re the rock that hears my words with no air.
Carry Me! Carry Me!
They tried to take me out, but they can’t keep holding me down.
They tried to take me out, but they can’t keep holding me down.
You came to break my doubt.
Nothings gonna hold me back now.
The other side of this, is where we’ll finally know how all the times we messed up helped pave a road for the broken souls.
Getting what you give isn’t what we look for.
We flip the message back up till we arrive at the throne.
Lets Go!
If it’s all the same to you, then I’ll call again and reclaim the truth.
Cause you saw the pain I’d go through,
And took the blame for my excuse.
My own opinions were what you broke.
You ripped apart the lies that wouldn’t get me close.
When the walk feels like it’s going nowhere,
Carry Me! Carry Me!
You’re the rock that hears my words with no air.
Carry Me! Carry Me!
When the walk feels like it’s going nowhere,
Carry Me! Carry Me!
You’re the rock that hears my words with no air.
Carry Me! Carry Me!
They tried to take me out, but they can’t keep holding me down.
You came to break my doubt.
Nothings gonna hold me back now.
When the walk feels like it’s going nowhere,
Carry Me! Carry Me!
You’re the rock that hears my words with no air.
Carry Me! Carry Me!
When the walk feels like it’s going nowhere,
Carry Me! Carry Me!
You’re the rock that hears my words with no air.
Carry Me! Carry Me!
Lives In Me
I was taught to search for heaven with the hope that you might listen.
Always chasing something fiction, looking every way but inward.
Religion taught me to forget how big you are and where you live.
You set me free from false conviction, and gave my eyes a whole new vision.
If all your kingdom lives in me, then I won’t look up to the stars.
Reaching out for my healing, the whole time it was in my heart.
If all your kingdom lives in me, then I won’t look up to the stars.
Reaching out for my healing, the whole time it was in my heart.
Why do I try to chase your power? I’ve know your face since I was young.
You are with me every hour. Your home is right behind my lungs.
Religion taught me to forget how big you are and where you live.
You set me free from false conviction, and gave my eyes a whole new vision.
Your fire, your fire lives to set me free.
Your fire, your fire lives to set me free.
If all your kingdom lives in me, then I won’t look up to the stars.
Reaching out for my healing, the whole time it was in my heart.
If all your kingdom lives in me, then I won’t look up to the stars.
Reaching out for my healing, the whole time it was in my heart.
You gave me your authority to put the lies under my feet.
With your authority, your presence anchors me.
You gave me your authority to put the lies under my feet.
With your authority, your presence anchors me.
If all your kingdom lives in me, then I won’t look up to the stars.
Reaching out for my healing, the whole time it was in my heart.
If all your kingdom lives in me, then I won’t look up to the stars.
Reaching out for my healing, the whole time it was in my heart.
Memories
New life, but this wasn’t how I saw it all.
Facing the strife of the weeks spent in the hospital.
Pacing I fought, fought.
To sing, Sing.
The silence had me wrestling
these thoughts. Thoughts
That bring, Bring
The voice that had me questioning,
“If you’re the God you say you are, open up the heavens and let me feel your presence.”
Because you’re the God you say you are,
I don’t need a reason. Just get me through this season,
cause I know right now I see in part.
Take away this thought that’s in my heart.
Thrown in the fire I don’t wanna believe that I’m all on my own.
I need you here right next to me.
The story unfolds through pages I couldn’t read.
Now the days turn to gold as we make all these memories.
A new view to make sense of it all, broke down the lies when my faith came up against a wall.
Days when I fought, Fought,
To sing, Sing.
Your guidance was what set me free from thoughts, Thoughts,
That bring, bring,
The doubt and all the questioning,
“If you’re the God, you say you are,
Open up the heavens, and let me feel your presence.”
Because you’re the God, you say you are,
I don’t need a reason. Just get me through this season.
Cause I know right now I see In part,
Take away this thought that’s in my heart.
Thrown in the fire I don’t wanna believe that I’m all on my own.
I need you here right next to me.
The story unfolds through pages I couldn’t read.
Now the days turn to gold as we make all these memories.
The days, they turn to gold.
The days, they turn to gold.
The days, they turn to gold.
The days, they turn to gold.
Thrown in the fire I don’t wanna believe that I’m all on my own.
I need you here right next to me.
The story unfolds through pages I couldn’t read.
Now the days turn to gold as we make all these memories.
Drifting
Wait, there’s something that I missed.
I never felt the drift, cause I’m miles out and I’m searching for the ships.
Faint, I tried to swim back in, but then the current switched.
It pulled me out where the worry lost its grip.
I felt the ground under my feet, and I finally found where I can breathe.
I’m floating worlds away, and something has to break.
I fell asleep in the deep end. I’m still believing,
That all the world can change, and you’ll still be the same.
You’re never leaving, you’ll reach in and cross out lines in the sand.
Now hoping my mind won’t sink, with time to think.
Open my eyes and see, it’s everything.
Now hoping my mind won’t sink, with time to think.
Open my eyes and see, it’s everything.
I look back at the wreck, and it keeps my mind in check
To move ahead when I see you never left.
I felt the ground under my feet, and I finally found where I can breathe.
I’m floating worlds away, and something has to break.
I fell asleep in the deep end. I’m still believing,
That all the world can change, and you’ll still be the same.
You’re never leaving, you’ll reach in and cross out lines in the sand.
And all of the times I find I don’t feel you, I’m doing things for you rather than with you.
You said, “That’s Okay, but it’s not gonna fix you. I already paid for the life that I’ll give you.”
So I put down the cross I made myself carry, and won’t give my thoughts to things that you buried.
You said, “Stop holding on if it makes you grow weary. I’ll forgive all the wrongs and forget if you dare me.”
I’m floating worlds away, and something has to break.
I fell asleep in the deep end. I’m still believing,
That all the world can change, and you’ll still be the same.
You’re never leaving, you’ll reach in and cross out lines in the sand.