Friday, April 22, 2005

News from the Newsboys

A few lyrics from a really nifty band. Steve Taylor probably had something to do with these lyrics, too.

Newsboys \ Million Pieces

They all fall
Like a million raindrops
Falling from a blue sky
Kissing your cares goodbye
They all fall
Like a million pieces
A tickertape parade high
And now you're free to fly

Carryin' a millstone malaise
It's been pulling down your gaze
You pound the pavement
It don't give or care
This weight ain't yours to bear

Why you holdin' grudges in old jars?
Why you wanna show off all your scars?
What's it gonna take to lay a few burdens down?
It's a beautiful sound

When they all fall
Like a million raindrops
Falling from a blue sky
Kissing your cares goodbye
They all fall
Like a million pieces
A ticker tape parade high
And now you're free to fly

When that muffled sigh
Says you're barely getting by
Cut your burdens loose and just simplify
Simplify

This is not your floor
You're going higher than before
Drop the weight now
Wait for the lookout guide
Look outside

As they all fall
Like a million raindrops
Falling from a blue sky
Kissing your cares goodbye
They all fall
Like a million pieces
A ticker tape parade high
Now you're free to fly

You've gotta lay that burden down
You're gonna lay that burden down
It's time to leave your burdens in a pyre
Set a bonfire

'Cause when you lay your burdens down
When you lay your burdens down
When you drop them burdens
What a free-fall
What a thrill
Bury them all
In a landfill

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This one about little ol' Israel... did you know that RIGHT NOW US troops (in unmarked uniforms) are gathering in the Negev?

newsboys LYRICS
Israel

Rise up and shine, oh nation of Israel
Don't you know you are the apple of His eye
Rise up in power, you chosen people
It's time for you to take your wings and fly
Rise up and shine
Your hour has come

Chorus
End times are coming
I know you'll go the distance
End times are here
I know you will not fall

All nations will sound up in these final days
They come from everywhere just to see you fall
Keep your eyes fixed upon the mighty Saviour
Don't let your heart despair at all

Rise up and shine
Your hour has come