Radio Silence

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Verse 1
You never bothered to call to say good-bye
Or even sent a message to my phone
I can’t think of anything I did to make you cry
The only clue is I’m all alone

Chorus
Our songs don’t come on anymore
No radio playin’ on the porch
Or holdin’ you while dancin’ to our favorite songs all night
Baby without you here it’s been way too quiet
Radio silence

Verse 2
I wanna hear ya callin’ through that old screen door
“Baby I miss you come on out”
But I don’t hear your heels on the hardwood floor
And the quiet is way too loud

Chorus

Bridge
I’m not looking for a good-bye, you don’t have to apologize
I just wanna hear you say, that you’re okay, and baby please just tell me why

Chorus 2
Our songs don’t come on anymore
No radio playin’ on the porch
Or holdin’ you while dancin’ to our favorite songs all night
Don’t ya wanna hear ‘em playin’ just once more
That radio blastin’ on the porch
I’ll be holding you while dancin’ to our favorite songs all night
Baby without you here it’s been way too quiet
Baby I need you here cuz it’s been way too quiet
Radio silence

Behind the lines

Co-written with David Ennis and John Lee the lyric has the double meaning of getting the silent treatment while not being able to listen to the radio.

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The Lonely Side of the Bed


Verse 1
You left a note about bookin’ a late night flight
And movin’ on with your new life
You’re gone, long gone
I keep telling myself it ain’t all that bad
You’re blowin’ off steam then you’ll be back
Again, but it’s startin’ to sink in

Chorus
I’m just left here lyin’
On the lonely side of the bed
Can’t get no rest ever since you left
You’re spinnin’ round my head
I’m tossin’ and turnin’ and prayin’
You didn’t mean those things you said
But I guess there’s no denyin’ cause I’m lyin’
On the lonely side of the bed

Verse 2
No hand to hold, no kiss good night
Feels so cold over on your side
When I reach, where you used to be
Your perfume on a pillow and empty sheets
Waiting up listenin’ for your key
At that door, but you ain’t comin’ back no more

Chorus

Bridge
We could be making love or fast asleep
In each other’s arms like it used to be
It’s half past two and there’s someone new
Lyin’ next to you, and it’s not me

Chorus

Behind the Lines

Co-written with David Ennis and John Lee back in 2015 this one developed from the song title and not actual events. The reality of broken relationships is often devastating. This song comes from the perspective that he’s been lying to himself about what has transpired and now he’s lying in bed alone trying to sort it all out while dealing with the mental phantom of where she might be. The SoundCloud audio posted above can also be accessed using this link.

Just Off Hwy 9

VERSE 1
There’s an old two lane state road, runnin’ right past my home
And it takes me somewhere new every day
I’ll follow it back home tonight, and as I look to the left and right
There’s a mem’ry every mile along the way

VERSE 2
There’s the bus stop for the junior high, where I got into my first fight
And sick from a drag off a Marlboro Red
If you go a little further down, on the left is an old warehouse
Where I learned you have to work hard for what you get

CHORUS
It’s a highway that’s paved, with the stories of my life
It winds down from the mountains, to the city skyline
Every time that I drive, down this hometown road of mine
I remember everything I love, is just off Hwy 9

VERSE 3
Over there’s where the car broke down, the alternator just gave out
While taking her home on our first date
And the corner that I turned too hard, to throw the cans off of the car
As we sped off from the church on our wedding day

CHORUS

VERSE 4
There’s the black iron fence, of the cemetery entrance
Where we slowly drove behind my Mama’s hearse
There’s the red light that I ran, in a borrowed mini-van
Tryin’ to get there to see my second daughter’s birth
Yeah, there’s always something new at every turn

CHORUS

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There’s an old two lane state road, runnin’ right past my home
And it takes me somewhere new every day

Behind the Lines

Co-written with David Ennis and John Lee. Just Off Hwy 9 is about a hometown highway and the road of life. Do you have a Hwy 9 that brings to mind memories as you drive?

My hometown highway is Hwy 20, but I enjoyed collaborating on this one.

 

Christ Exalted

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Righteous Redeemer, a cross raised high,
Humbled He came, forsaken to die,
He took our sin, God in our place,
Now we sing Christ, amazing grace.

Righteous Redeemer, sent to save,
His great power conquered the grave,
Risen Savior, the Hope for man,
Forgiveness of sin, His sovereign plan.

Christ exalted, Spirit move,
Draw us near, dead hearts made new,
Great is the gospel, it’s Your fame,
Christ exalted, we proclaim.

Righteous Redeemer, seated on high,
Holy, Holy, Holy the cry,
He reigns eternal, Savior and King,
Christ Exalted, the praise we sing.

(Bridge)
This myst’ry, Christ in me, the Hope of glory,
This myst’ry, Christ in me, the Hope of glory.

Behind the lines

Co-written with David Ennis, Drew Pearce, and Kevin Schultz.

Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he shall be high and lifted up, and shall be exalted (Isaiah 52:13 ESV).

The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him  (Acts 5:30-32 ESV).

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:8-11 ESV).

To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27 ESV).

Almighty Eternal

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Almighty Eternal, Your praises we sing,
For who is like You our God and King?
No one has seen all Your splendor and light,
But, O Holy One, what a majestic sight…

Almighty Eternal, You never change,
Great are You, LORD, and great to be praised;
You’re perfect in power, wisdom and love,
All glory to You in the heavens above.

Almighty Eternal, the LORD is His name,
All glorious, victorious, may we spread Your fame;
You’re the Alpha-Omega, beginning and end,
Unchanging, Creator, Redeemer and Friend.

Precious Redeemer, the glorious Son,
By Your sacrifice, victory won,
Our Bridegroom, and Savior, You came to die,
God sent God to redeem His bride.

Almighty Eternal, the LORD is His name,
All glorious, victorious, may we spread Your fame;
You’re the Alpha-Omega, beginning and end,
Unchanging, Creator…

Your great power,
You spoke and made all,
Heaven and earth,
Your glorious plan.

Your glory demands our praise.
Your glory demands our praise.
Your glory demands our praise.

Almighty Eternal, How glorious is He?
One God, Three Persons, in Trinity.
God the Father, the Spirit, Son,
Forever together, in harmony – One.

Almighty Eternal, the LORD is His name,
All glorious, victorious, may we spread Your fame;
You’re the Alpha-Omega, beginning and end,
Unchanging, Creator, Redeemer and Friend.

Your glory demands our praise.
Your glory demands our praise.
Your glory demands our praise.

Behind the Lines

Co-written with David Ennis, Shane Jackson, Drew Pearce, and Kevin Schultz.

Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel
and his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts:
“I am the first and I am the last;
besides me there is no god.

Who is like me? Let him proclaim it.
Let him declare and set it before me,
since I appointed an ancient people.
Let them declare what is to come, and what will happen.

Fear not, nor be afraid;
have I not told you from of old and declared it?
And you are my witnesses!
Is there a God besides me?
There is no Rock; I know not any.”
(Isaiah 44:6-8 ESV)

Stand

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I stand to praise You,
My tongue to sing Your Word,
I close – my eyes to worship.

My heart burns within me,
Voices of joy are raised,
Echoes – for Your glory.

Lips of sinners saved,
Our voices are raised…

Stand and praise Him all the nations,
Praise the King of Heaven,
Worthy is His name,
Worthy is His name,

Sing the song of our Salvation,
To the One who saved us,
Worthy is His name,
Worthy is His name.

I stand under Grace,
Freed from the wrath deserved,
I long – to see Your face.

When I will stand,
Before Your judgment throne,
I’ll kneel – like every man.

With hope in Christ alone,
Redeemed as His own…

Stand up and praise Him,
Stand up and praise Him,
Stand up and praise Him,
He is the Lord.

Behind the lines

Co-written with Shane Jackson.

My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes. My tongue will sing of your word, for all your commandments are right. (Psalm 119:171-172 ESV)

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