Friday, September 12, 2008

Over Oceans: Album Lyrics


Fire By Night

We are one, every daughter and son

With our forgotten names

We left home on the open road

To find the holy flame

We are the children of a sun king

Hold onto my hand this mysterious evening

It’ll meet us like a dream

 

Call all our names and we’ll be found

Walking were we heard the sound, on down

Tomorrow mountain we will climb

Tonight the stars and fire shine

In our eyes

In the wood

We’re alive

 

Cloud by day, and the fire of night

We will never look back

Young and old with a sojourner soul

Illuminate the path

Follow were the moon does shine

Through the leaves of trees above

Wild life, holy night

The ocean is singing of

The earth trembles with his love

 

Over Oceans

I remember when all the trees knew your name

Flames from fire flies would light our way

Have I lost all that which I never knew I had found

Searching for you on the wings

 

On oceans to you

All my time comes to you

How long has it been

Flying home again

 

Will we be the same as we were once before

Remember like children the stories of old

Your hand was in mine be the firelight when we danced

Mighty wind will carry me

 

 

On oceans to you

All my time comes to you

How long has it been

Flying home again

And I’ll be there too

And I’ll be there soon

 

Decision

Brother come on open up you eyes

Quit believing all those lies

That the devils been telling you

Sister I know that it happened again

But girl you that you’ve got a friend

I’ve been there too

Brother you can take of that mask you wear

Quit acting like you don’t care

About the things that are killing you

Sister don’t go that way no more

You’ve been down that road before

I’m in love with you

Everyone says that it’s alright

Living in darkness every night

But I think it’s time, Lord it’s time

I’m ready to give up all my sin

But I don’t know where to begin

But I think it’s time to find out

And make that change

I’ve been lonely too

Many days pass by, what’s done is done

I give up my life

I’ve been running through the night

Towards the light, of the sun

Now I’m free

Bring a little love for me

Sweet love of mine

It’s the morning of a new day

I thank you Lord for everything

That you’ve done

In me

I will meet you there

In the end of time

Come together as one

 

SISU

By the word and command, mortal man can stand, son of man is the manna manifest

In the flesh and the blood, and the bones and the rocks, in the valley of the dead

The dry bones are gonna walk and talk

To the rhythm of the saints y’all, to the rhythm of the saints

And I paint it red to remember the dead, who layed down their lives for the truth

And the seed that is buried takes root, and this ignorant world will have proof

I remember the sins of my youth, the path and the madness of unrestrained pleasure

The heavier trip it made the heavier debter

In the deepest of dark without a wing or a feather,

The spiral closed in like a cage, like a cage

A maze that’s amazing for days turns to rage if the page it refuses to turn

And the hopeless will hope the book burns

When the lesson it returns, but the lesson is still unlearned

See I yearn to discern if a life can be earned or is given as a gift to the dead

I read and I bled and I fed to the full my soul on the sickest of sickness

Seeking the light of a saviors witness, a way that one day that I might forget this

But slave master wont permit this

Cause I’m a hooker I’m his mistress

And when I look for freedom he puts more chains on me

Strangles my hope so that I live like a zombie

What masters house can this be, that when I look for freedom he still deceives me

If there’s a God I screamed, “Answer me!”

I didn’t expect an answer to be received, He said

You must die, to be set free, living in the kingdom of God eternally

Open up my eyes so that I can see, and die with a cry revolutionary

Every man and woman is a witness, and we will never forget this

Truth

Undiluted, undisputed, never to be substituted, or uprooted, fully suited for the war

It’s a modernization of a timeless metaphor, and

By the boomerang we bring the beats back more

What for man, do we work exterior to core, or begin it in the spirit of the Lord

Now you could pull the chord, but the people still sing it acapella

Marching to the beat I hear their feet are in the cellar

Fear not the world cannot stop what must begin within you and me

A fire wind, holy hymn, beautiful diadem, hidden within positively pure prism refraction

Every colors broken down, harmonize with my eyes spectrum

In the end bleeding into the One, to the source, to the beautiful father of light

All the pressure and pain, produces perseverance

It’s purged by the flames, without interference

Produces a hope, In the glory of God

My God I am your son, and I know that you will finish the work that you’ve begun

Homespun, grassroots, spontaneously suits the purpose, and we don’t deserve this

Life

He said

You must die to be set free, living in the kingdom of God eternally

Open up my eyes so that I can see, and die with a cry revolutionary

Every man and woman is a witness, and we will never forget this

Truth

My Child

Hear a voice echo soft

From a place where one was lost

I believe, but my hands let go.

The darkest night, with tears I dream

Of a childless mothers scream

I believe, oh my Lord I do.

 

Where is my child?

 

Will a man find a home

If he walks the world alone

Searching for a promise land.

Another day, walk and wait

For this choice to end in fate

Searching for life among the dead.

 

Once I held you near, and words were clear

My hands rested upon your heart.

Now by night and flame I call your name

My love, when will an answer be found?

 

Where is my child?

 

Break Bread

Let us break bread together on our knees

Let us break bread together on our knees

When I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun

Oh Lord, have mercy on me.

 

Let us drink wine together on our knees

Let us drink wine together on our knees

When I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun

Oh Lord, have mercy on me.

 

Let us praise God together on our knees

Let us praise God together on out knees

When I fall on my knees, with my face to the rising sun

Oh Lord, have mercy on me.

 

Sweet River Roll

Sweet river roll over me

Let my body find peace and let my mind be free

Oh my soul sings to Thee

 

The wild man he just killed my religion

He cut it to the bone like a needed incision

The cancerous growth of formulaic precision

That blocks the life-blood in rebellious collision

Cold constructs robbing faith from decision

But where’s your rubric for the man that was risen

He is my vision, he is my vision, be Thou my vision

When the tables have turned, and I’ve lost money, and temples are burned

By His scares we will learn about truth

In the depths of our souls that are marred by the tooth of a beast

Underneath so many deceased, sold out suckers traded life to be yeast

Just to get a piece or a status increase

Find grace and have peace when you eat the Lords feast

And you eat, of His flesh, and His blood

It’s coming quick and strong as the mightiest flood

Yet my mind still gets stuck in the mud

Bottom feeding on the trash like a catfish, brats wish on all of that which

Is established to sit ill in hearts and in our souls, sweet river roll

 

Sweet river roll over me

Let my body find peace and let my mind be free

Oh my soul sings to Thee

 

It’s like the water in the valley, submerged totally

Yet all the children rally around the safety of their shallow beliefs

Let’s swim against the current out and into the deep

But first I pray the Lord for my soul to keep

That price payed was not cheap as I stand knee deep in His blood

We’re knee deep in his blood

See, I choose to refuse the regulated rhetoric of someone elses rehearsed ideals

In place of a real living commitment, Hell no

We put the rock in the water and it made cement

We put the water with the wheat and then we made it ferment

Shine light through the rain and a spectrum represent

We’re pumping water through the veins and the brains content

Went down to the river following providence

Old man under water gonna die when he repents

Old man under water gonna die when he repents

But there’s a new man coming up with the wings to ascend

The son of man walks on water because he’s heaven sent

I’ve these tears in my eyes as I cry with the joy and lament

 

Sweet river roll over me

Let my body find peace and let my mind be free

Oh my soul sings to Thee

 

 

Songbird

Sweet songbird singing in the morning hour

Waking me up to tell me how

Another day passes along

I love that simple song that reminds me

I’m getting closer to you

And every time thoughts tumble down

My mind is unwound

So much to say

Maybe on another day

When these words will come out right

A lesson in love is the hardest thing

You and I will ever learn

Because our hearts are so shy

And I think of you everyday

And in the night I pray

That you’re safe from harm

We’re walking on a thin string

But I know the Lords got the whole thing in his hands

We’re strangers in this land

But together could make our way home

Make our way home

Sarnwen

 

The fire passed me by

The earthquakes shaking the mountain

And I let em’ go

When love had left me dry

Your quiet voice broke through

To water my soul now

Oh sweet thing, she’s coming round my way

Oh sweet love, what else can I say

Today

 

Good Friday

Broken wing, forgotten dream, shattered thing

That a mans hands can’t ever truly mend

Shadow land, desert sand, a man searches

For a love that’ll never die

Truth be known, you’re not alone

Your aching bones will find a home

In place where God he sets us free

Wake me up before you go

I will listen for the sound of your voice

Hear the wind in the trees

It goes where it please

Like the breath in me

And all who have breath can sing

 

When we layed your body down

In earth and in the ground

Oh child, rest your soul.

Will a hope be made good

When a word is understood

In the day, will we see you again?

 

Gather round, hear the sound

Of a story that’s so old that it’s been told

Before time

He was born in the flesh and the blood

In a world that was dark as hell, and dead in sin

Born of the spirit, and the virgin child

He’s the son of God, son of man

I didn’t recognize that look in his eyes

When they cried

With a sorrow that no man has ever known

Hang him high, watch him die, hear the cry

Crucified up on that God forsaken tree

And all who have breath can sing

 

When we layed your body down

In the earth and in the ground

Oh Lord, rest your bones

Will a hope be made good

If your words are understood

In the day, will we see you again

 

Oh Eloi, Eloi, lama sabacthani?

Oh my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Oh Eloi, Eloi, lama sabacthani?

Oh my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

 

YHWH

Holy, holy, holy is the lamb

Almighty, almighty, almighty is the Lord

 

It’s unlocked in his left are the keys to death and hell

And in his other palm are seven stars

Silently circling like seven seals and sounds and seven cycles

Seventy sets of seven are prophesied

Before the king comes from heaven

The earth will quake and men’s hearts will shake

When they hear the war drum

And I’m talking about creator of the mountains

I’m talking about the one who gave up his son

I’m singing about the one who died for everyone

And in his blood he’s giving us real freedom

Brought by one, bought by one son

Someone from the kingdom come

He was, and is, and is to come

Healing the deaf and dumb

His words cut the dark like a sharp weapon light

Wrong or right?

All mankind was blind and he came to give us sight

Wrong or right?

Tell me, what is it about the name of Jesus Christ

It makes men fight within

Against the sin, against the night, dark or light

Day and night

Polarized

This is not a grey matter choice

And don’t blame it on another mans voice

Because time keeps on slipping, into the future

I don’t lose you

You must make a decision soon

Be it life, or death

 

Holy, holy, holy, is the Lamb

That was slain, that was slain

Worthy is his name, worthy is his name

YHWH

He was, and is, and is to come

He was, and is, and is to come

 

Train Song

Shame on you, shame on me

Lord he took all our shame and pain, and set men free

And I’ve got that fire on the mountain

Fire in my soul

It’s been a long time coming, long time

And ready to go

I’m stepping out the door

Doing what feels right

Following my Lord, through the darkest night

And when the path gets narrow

I’ll follow him

And when the world comes down, around

I’ll follow him

He said, sing it on the mountain

Or in the valley low

He’s my God, and he never let me go

He said, sing it on the mountain

Or fight in valley low

Every mans going to see, and everyone will know

That peace runs deep in him

I said peace runs deep in him

Peace runs deep in him.

 

Creation Song

We can feel creation groan

It’s crying out for God

Every night when stars come out

I hear creations song

It sings, Oh Lord

We sing, Oh Lord

You are light and you are love

You are flesh and you are blood

Peace will come to those who love

Peace will come to those who love

Jehova

3 comments:

Sabai said...

ooh, thanks! any chance you could add chord charts, too??

Johan Strindberg said...

Sabai:
For Train Song you play on capo 2; Em - G (inro, vers), Am - G - C - D - Em (ref.), C - D - Em (peace...).

And Creation Song also capo 2; Fmaj - Am - Em - C - D5(slide down C-chord 2 frets) - C (intro, vers), G - D - C (Ref.), Em - A5 - G - C (Jehova)

Thats two songs atleast, hopefully with somewhat correct chords)! Blessings!

nayski said...

just received a complimentary cd at a concert in Minnesota Monday night and have fallen in love with your version of break bread - you are a fantastic musician and thanks so much for sharing your story and your music