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Knocked Out

KNOCKED OUT

V1:

I heard the news and it scared me – I had to run for cover , run for shelter
I was the news and it bared me – I had to run for cover in another –
“Pull down the blinds and lock the doors – I wont have to hear this any more
I’ve had the Wind knocked out before  – I cannot fight this kind of war”

CHORUS:
I got the wind knocked out it’s not coming back
I am shutting down I am fearful now
I got the wind knocked out – and its not coming back

V2
I was asleep and it spared me – I could hide under cover – under shelter
Being asleep never dared me to come out from the cover – from the shelter
but pull down the sheets – you can see the scars –
i don’t have the strength i had before
who you are can be ignored when they see the handmaid and not the sword…

CHORUS:
I got the wind knocked out it’s not coming back
I am shutting down –  I am fearful now
I got the wind knocked out – and its not coming back

V3

Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby – > trained me so that little fazed me
Filled the barn but nearly razed me-  yet covered me with Grace
Opened my eyes, unlocked the door. Life has a way of keeping score
Mortality cant be ignored.
But you can choose the coma or you can choose the war…

BRIDGE:

Shout it from a Mountain top – i will…
This is not the time to lay low, be silent or be still
Shout it from a microphone:  “Flesh and bone must ride this storm”
Shout it from the Mountaintop: I will

CHORUS2:
I got the wind knocked out but a Storm came back
I am not shutting down – I’m stronger now – It fills my lungs so i can shout:
I got the wind knocked out , but a Storm came back ——

 

 

Beth Wacome Keck,@May 2007
CCLI# 4995773

 

 

 

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Just Desserts

Just Desserts

V1
Love at First Sight – People would try, but could not understand it
What made it right? How could we drop everything as we’d planned it?
Sometimes at night we’d both wonder why we were having such favor
Sometimes, in spite of all good intentions, we labeled them “Naysayers”

Chorus;
We thought we deserved this –
Living on the surface –
Somehow we were “worth it” – and then…

V2
Our first real fight – finally seeing weren’t insulated
“Who’s wrong? / Who’s right?” seemed to be all that we concentrated on
Sometimes at night we wondered why we were having such trouble
Sometimes, in spite of all good intentions. we’d burst our own bubble

Churus:
I did not deserve this –
I did not deserve this –
I did not deserve this from You…

Bridge:
Where did I get the idea that you had to be perfect to be perfect for me?
Where did i get the idea that perfection existed?
Where did I get the idea that conflict and doubt are not part of the equation?
Where did I get the idea and not resist it?

V3
You needed me – and they needed me – and I needed me
and you could not be all of the things i asked you to be
And sometimes at night you wondered how to provide what I’d long for
Sometimes, in spite of all good intentions, i could not have harmed You more…

Bridge:
Where did I get the idea that you had to be perfect to be perfect for me?
Where did i get the idea that perfection existed?
Where did I get the idea that conflict and doubt are not part of the equation?
Where did i get the idea and not resist it?

Chorus:
You did not deserve this –
You did not deserve this
You did not deserve this from me —-
and I’m sorry…

V4:
Love, deep and wide – we thought we had it back at the beginning
But that seed has died, and buried itself, and tripled our winnings
Sometimes at night the roots go down deeper to steady the swaying
And sometimes in spite of all good intentions we were only playing at Grace

Chorus:
We did not deserve this
having Hope resurface
Thrive, and make it worth dying for….

Beth Wacome Keck
@2009