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Silently vanishing, then reappearing Slipping away for a while Start dematerializing before your eyes Always a step from our grasp At the turn of the century Lived a Mr. Houdini Shrouded in a mystery He fooled all humanity Why is it a mystery The very thing that seems to me Explains itself so easily The love of wealth brings misery Things we acquire means fuel for the fire The feeling is gone, then our soul we will pawn Things we acquire means fuel for the fire The feeling is gone, then our soul we will pawn Chinese water torture cell And metamorphosis Jail escapes, buried alive Walking through a solid wall Suicide among the rich Defies the laws of reason which Tells us those who have it all Must often answer to death's call Things we acquire means fuel for the fire The feeling is gone, then our soul we will pawn Dollars for happiness, that's what the world tells us Pour all yourself in the pursuit of wealth Things we acquire means fuel for the fire The feeling is gone, then our soul we will pawn Dollars for happiness, that's what the world tells us Pour all yourself in the pursuit of wealth Ever since I was a boy I have always kept your laws Now I want to follow you Join you in your noble cause Jesus turned to him and said Sell all you have, give to the poor The rich young ruler hung his head Not to follow, walked instead Mark 4:19
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If a stone holds you down - keep your head above ground though the foothold can be merciless in a world not your own - it's the weight of the stone holding me, holding you - very fast - quite fast It's not the weight of the stone that's holding you down it's the way it fascinates your mind and just because it causes you to fall don't mean it tempts me very much at all I can see that it feels like a millstone is tied around your neck but if you come clean and say "I don't have it together" you can still keep your faith in check 3,7,9,10,12,14 feet - no spineless fellow here down below 100 more, and not a sign of fear X marks the spot at 145, a stone dislodged held him fast how could he know while now alive - 13th day would be his last they tried and tried to bring him to the surface in vain if a stone holds you down - keep your head above ground though the foothold can be merciless For 12 more days - the foothold was merciless with no possible means of ingress or egress in the end a paradox was found the beast that held him was a 10 pound stone are you afraid - are you afraid? That where He takes you - is a cold dark lonely place where it's hard to find his face - hard to find his face in a world that is not your own in a world not your own - it's not the weight of the stone 1 Cornith 10:23-30
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This is why I am the way that I am This is why I am the way that I am This is why I am the way that I am This is why I am the way that I am You know I'm carrying with me Over twenty years of pity My whole personality Was formed by others, not me When I look back on my life One that's always filled with strife I rode down a bad course Nobody's fault but yours My step always threw me right down the stairs So forgive me when I do the same thing to you I know it must seem like your daddy never cares But if you knew what I've been through You'd do the same thing too Well I can't make a move Without draggin' all my baggage My father always cussed So forgive me for my language Please excuse me for yelling Pardom me for telling you to stop Selling to me your God in Heaven This is why I am the way that I am This is why I am the way that I am If I can keep this up for the rest of my days I may never have to take responsibility For my ways Matthew 7:5
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Phantom Limb from Acoustic Archives The case of George Dedlow Double amputee, one of 500,000 Civil War casualties Suffered a phenomenon so bizarre Even the doctors looked on from afar How can you feel a leg that isn't even there? From cold to burning heat To pain beyond compare Clinically know as phantom limb So hard to treat, prognosis dim Brachial plexus avulsion They told you cycles were dangerous Nerves ripped from the spinal cord You certainly need the Lord But just like the feeling in your arm that is gone You've severed communication with Him all along Even though you know it's totally wrong Spiritual death kicks off it's swan song Don't throw away the years He gives you By hardening your heart within you And if you cut off both your own legs And you have sworn just to ignore Him The phantom limb will start to haunt you He wants to bring you back, revive you Jer 24:6-7
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bats, bats, bats you think they'll hit you - but they won't you think they nest in your hair - but they don't bats, bats, bats you think that feathers is what they got you think they are a bird - but they are not the old adage "blind as a bat" - the truth is they can see but not as good as you and me bats, bats, bats i used to think that God was always serious and i could walk the fence - i must have been delirious i wonder if He laughs i guess that i'm just curious bats, bats the God Jehovah is not feathers, wood, or stone the Word became flesh - and ascended to the throne He walked the earth like you and me and dwelling in our hearts is where He wants to be and dwelling in our hearts is where He wants to be bats, bats Zechariah 8:16
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There's a place in the human soul Where we want to be in charge of everything Take control It's not easy to lose the reigns When we feel that we're responsible for all our gains But the fact of the matter is That the credit is only His And the reason you take a breath Is the one who has conquered death Is a God of amazing grace Who is willing to plead your case Do you remember there was a day When you gave your life, you all to Him in every way But your love for Him soon grew cold And you found yourself conforming to the world's mold But the fact of the matter is That the credit is only His And the reason you take a breath Is the one who has conquered death Is a God of amazing grace Who is willing to plead your case When you think that you know best And you think that you can ride The wave out on the crest Then the things that He said are mute And the promises He made to you You give the boot By the time you think it over now Things have gotten worse somehow If you'd only given Him your all He'd have caught you long before the fall And you're looking at what could've been It's tails you lose and heads I win And you're looking at what might have been It's tails you lose and heads I win! Psalm 139:23-24
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When Father Time begins to run out on you There's a place we take you to "Just a burden now", I heard them say I know I'm just in the way You watch the car as they drive slowly away Their guilt will hang on them for just today All alone you sit, the phone never rings Each day new sorrow brings And the holidays, they come and they go But there's one thing that I know Even though my family counts me for dead I never see them anyway My life to God is not a worthless mistake He's right there with me in my endless heartache Can you look away from all this pain Or do you think it isn't there Can you look away from all this pain Say you just don't really care As we lock our priceless heritage away Our kin the elderly Do you know someone who stares at the walls I think you know what to do Psalm 34:18
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Why does God refuse to move? If pigs could fly they'd fly away and Never grace the earth again I wait and wait and wait and wait but Nothing good happens for me I pray to fly but when I die my feet are Still flat on the ground My brain is good, no legs of wood, but if You could, I think you should He ain't standin in my way 'Cause I did nothin today He ain't standin in my way Your ship has crashed no sign of shore-To sit in your lifeboat-you can do no more 5 days at sea starved to the core-lifeboat Is leaking-a rip in the floor But wait-on the horizon-land-land hoe! Will you sit there and pray-or will you get up and row? The next time you are quick to say "I'm just waitin' on the Lord" Just make sure that you remember where we all have been before All things become one… Proverbs 10:26
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A difference of opinion - we agree to disagree But you have stopped talking with me - now your talking at me Pre-trib, post-trib, five point, no point, heal me, slay me, free will, no will As our common ground leans to the moribund delighted - devastated - dilapidated impressive - insightful - insane enchanted - enraptured - embalmed The narrow path you're on will soon become a balence beam And to always win the war of words is where you get your self-esteem The message of His Word says come to me as a child But when I mention it to you, you say His Word I've defiled "Enough about you talking about me - why don't I talk about me for awhile" "Yes, but the point is..." "See here - the polemical literature states clearly that sufficiency of attrition is not enough for even the penitent confessor to overcome the antidisestablishmentarianism of one's dispensationalistic concept of theistic determinism" "No you..." "The loftiness of my vicissitudes precludes the fact that we simply cannot see eye to eye" "Are you sure you're not double minded?" He came to set the prisoner free A message of simplicity 1 Timothy 1:3-7

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