Time Will Tell

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Produced 1999

All lyrics copyright (C) 1999 by Bill Weaks

All rights reserved worldwide.

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Oh Children

You can violate your bodies for your pleasure
You can eat those pills to help you ease your pain
You can drink until you vanish in a haze of alcohol
You can bathe yourselves, but you won't erase that stain

At eighteen years you're sure you have the answers
"Hey, I'll succeed where I've seen my parents fail"
Then at thirty-five you're stumbling through a world that youdon't know
That specter in the mirror's mighty pale

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Refrain:

Oh, children
I've been down that way
And I've come back to tell you
There's nothing at the end of that road

Oh, children
I've been down that way
And I've come back to tell you
There's sorrow at the end of that road

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There's no way that we can ever count the damage,
Lost chances - lost lives upon the trail,
Oh, the tragic things that happen when a generation loses faith
When we find our freedom's always been a jail.

So keep your innocence my little sister,
Little brother, don't turn your face away
I've earned the right to say that, 'cause I've been there myself
And I know the awful price you'll have to pay.

(refrain)

Another One Down

Maria was sittin' in her livin' room -
Just chillin'
Raymond was enjoying a summer night
With his wife

But a bullet flyin' through the air
Don't care who it's killin'
And the angel of death with a .38
Reaches out and takes another life.

Bang! Bang! Bang!
Another one down....
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Another piece of the puzzle
Goes in the ground

Now he's never goin' to be a doctor
And she will never wear her prom queen's crown
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Another one down....

We have to stop teaching our children
That they are expendable
Like dyin' in a pool of blood
Is "Just one of those things"

If we haven't learned yet
That politicians aren't dependable
I wonder if we'll ever learn
We need to get on our knees and serve another King

Bang! Bang! Bang!
Another one down....
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Another piece of the puzzle
Goes in the ground

Now he's never goin' to be a father
And she will never wear her wedding gown
Bang! Bang! Bang!
Another one down....

Is There Anybody Out There?

Is there anybody out there?
You know, I’ve been so lonely for so long
I’d forgotten how good it is
To just sit and talk

Is there anybody out there?
You know, my friends all left me
And I’m wondering if it wouldn’t be better
Just to make my life stop

Is there anybody out there?
I had me a real fine woman
But she left when she realized
I wouldn’t change my ways

Is there anybody out there?
I look in the mirror
And I hate what I’ve become
I think back on younger days

When I heard a young man
Talkin’ ‘bout a light
And the way he said it
Almost had me believin’
There just might

Be somebody out there

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And if you only knew
If I could just convince you
Just how desperately
I need to know the truth

But it's so hard to believe in
Something I can't see
And I think it might be easier
If I could hear You

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Is there anybody out there?
I went to the church down the street once
But they looked at me
Like I’d just come from outer space

Is there anybody out there?
I walked out that door
Not knowin’ any more than when I walked in
But I did hear them sing 'bout Amazing Grace

And that grace is what I’m praying for tonight
Cause no one here on earth could know
How much I hope there might
Be somebody out there

Is there anybody out there?

Let Your Mercy Rain Down

 

I know You don’t need me
I know that I need You
I really don’t know how
But Father, I want to

Feel the depth of Your mercy,
The warmth of Your smile
See the look in Your eye
That a father reserves
For a precious child

I know that I need you

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I know that You love me
I know I don’t love You
With every ounce of my being
The way that I ought to

Not as high as the mountains
Nor as deep as the sea
But Lord, I really want to
I want to love You
The way that You love me

And I know that You love me

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So let Your mercy rain down
Let it pour out
Let it rain on this child

Hold me in Your arms and comfort me
Even if it’s just for a little while

Lord, I can’t wait to see You again
I don’t want to come in out of this rain
Let Your mercy rain down
Let it rain on this child.

Heart of a Friend 

You're sitting alone
And you're thinking you're a million kinds of a fool
When nobody's home
God knows that there's a million kinds of triggers to pull

But when you turn out the light
And you're struggling alone with your memories and fears
God knows that's not right
You need to call some One who's not a stranger to tears....

You need the heart of a Friend
The heart of a Father who won't lead you astray
The heart of a Friend
The kind who makes you wish that every day was Father's day

You know His love never ends
It's like asking the sun to stop rising today
It's the heart of a Friend
It's where forgiveness begins

In the heart of a Friend

Time Will Tell

Time will tell
If there’s a heaven above
Or just the cold, damp embrace
Of the grave

Time will tell
If an impersonal universe
Trumps the hand
Of a God Who saves

When the time is past for argument
I hope you’ve done your homework well
When it comes down to heaven or hell

Time will tell

***

Time will tell
If all the Sagan’s are right
And we cannot believe what we see

Time will tell
If science ever explains
The miraculous changes
Something caused in me

When your heart stops beating
And consciousness fades
And your body’s just a lifeless shell
When it comes down to heaven or hell

Time will tell

*******

Eternity’s working, working
Are you still searching, searching?

*******

Time will tell
If the god of desire
Or the God of Creation
Is found supreme

Time will tell
If the points you debated
Were as brilliant as diamonds
Or hazy dreams

Will the cold, firelight of eternal night
Illuminate your cell?
Or will you simply go to sleep?

Time will tell

WE CANNOT BRING HIM BACK

Oh, they carried his body
And they laid him out

And his mama cried
And his daddy cried
And his friends all cried

But they couldn’t bring him back

And the cops were there
And the cameras were there

And they shook their heads
And they clucked their tongues
And it was so damned sad

But they couldn’t bring him back.

He said the wrong words to the wrong man
He said some strong words to a strong man

And the man didn’t care
That he was someone’s son
And he was just showing off
And he was so, so young

And so he snuffed him out
And we cannot bring him back

***

Oh my God,
Why'd You let him take my son?
He was just a boy
You know his life had just begun

Now he's lying there
He's gone forever

Salvation

It's an emotional event but it makes perfect sense
It's like getting another shot at innocence
It's coming from a place where they have so many ways to harm ya
It's ending up safe and sound in your Daddy's arms, yeah

Salvation

It's unconditional forgiveness for the things you've done
It's standing up to fight and findin' the battle's won
It's finally finding something that is truly true
It's finally figuring out that God died for you

Salvation

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Salvation's free
But it ain't cheap
So, don't bow the knee
Don't make the leap

If you're not prepared
To pay the price
The Bible says,
"A living sacrifice"
"A living sacrifice"

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It's turning off once and for all from the road you're on
It's discovering that all of the street signs yeah are pointin' home
It's changing your attitude from asking "What's in it for me?"
It's getting your mind right for eternity

Salvation

Have You Had Enough Death Yet?

We've got a maniac loose
He couldn't be more insane
You know he fancies himself Dr. Death

If you were lookin' for proof
Our culture's gone down the drain
Tune in tonight and watch him kill a man on CBS

***
Chorus:

Have you had enough death yet?
Have you had enough death?
Our whole society's a death threat
Have you had enough death?

***

We hear the singers teach the children
That it's kill or be killed
It seems there's nothing we won't do for a buck

But when the taking of a life
Becomes the price of a thrill
They say "It ain't our fault,
Ya know that fool just ran out of luck"

(Chorus)

***
Bridge:

What's the sound of a nation that's dyin'?
It sounds a lot like Jerry Springer
And Sally Jessie Raphael

You know they don't want you flyin'
They want you down in the muck
Till you can't smell that smell
Have you had enough death?

***
Well, the measure of society's
Protection of it's innocent:
A moral one will keep them from harm

With the way that things are going,
We won't need Social Security:
It's easy - stick a needle into Grandma's arm

(Chorus)

I Won't Believe It (Thomas' Song)

Chorus:

I won't believe it
Till I put my hand in His side
I won't believe it
I saw the tears that He cried

I won't believe it; Can't conceive it
You must be out of your minds.
I won't believe it, I was there!
I saw Him die!

I won't believe it, I was there
And saw Him die!

****

They marched Him through Jerusalem
And He carried His own cross.
The moment I saw that parade,
I decided I was lost.

Then at noon the sun refused to shine
And the air was deathly still....
And my precious Jesus died upon that hill!

(chorus)

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Now you tell me "We have seen the Lord"
You even say that He was here.
Then why are we still hiding, Peter?
Why do we still fear?

No, the living Son of the Living God
Would deliver us, my friends...
You've got to face the facts: His life is at an end.

(chorus)

(Sees Jesus)

Oh, my Lord and my God!
You’re alive!

Forgive me my doubting
You’re alive!

Jesus:

Stand up Thomas; I am here now.
Though the wounds on My body have been healed,
You can see the scars remain.

No more doubting! Come and touch Me.
Feel the proof of My Father's endless love
In this evidence of pain.

But blessed are they who believe without seeing!
Blessed are they who rely on their faith!
Blessed are they who, believing, have life in My name!

I am going to the Father
You heard Me say "It's finished"
My time here with you is at an end.

Go and wait now, for the Spirit
He'll be your Helper here on earth,
While I prepare a place for you, my friends.

I'm sending you forth to continue the healing!
The Kingdom of God has come! That's what you'll proclaim.

Messiah has risen and Jesus, oh Jesus is His name!

Spoken: (Luke 24:50 - 53)

And He led them out as far as Bethany,
And He lifted up His hands and blessed them.
And it came about that while He was blessing them,
He parted from them.

And they returned to Jerusalem with great joy,
And were continually in the temple, praising God.
And were continually in the temple, praising God!!!

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Saturday, November 27, 1999