Conundrum

All these tragic situations
Having detrimental implications
The hatred covering the nations
With wrongful views and intentions

What is it worth to be hindered
As society further splinters
All this idiocy being considered
Making our unity become withered

So many giving into their own greed
Putting it ahead of other’s needs
This treachery growing at an alarming speed
When will the proper people lead

All the truth is in reach
Yet, nobody wants to teach
Since they’re told not to preach
We need to seal up this breach
Because the world needs to know His outreach

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Absence

When tragedy strikes it often goes one of two ways
You grieve and try to move on or let yourself get lost each day
When strength is needed sometimes only sorrow is met
Where does the comfort come from that we all want to get

The answer for me is quite simple, but still isn’t easy to have
Our human mind can interfere with the proper plan
As time moves forward the pain doesn’t seem to cease
Which is what makes it difficult to allow the peace

With loved ones surrounding the situation that is another way to lean
Yet many rather choose instead to do something unclean
All sorts of emotions flying around the experience
Everyone is different and the routes they can go contain many variants

When a loss is suffered nothing is guaranteed
As the lives of those left behind then have new needs
A hole is created that nobody else can seem to fill
Which is why you should look above to the one who will

Arisen

1st Verse:
Go ahead grab a pen and paper
Write this down and save it for later
We often times fail to see the simplicity
That is existing within our very surroundings

Call it what you want a lack of knowledge
Or being taught incorrectly from K through college
We’ve been numb to the elevation of wrong
Letting it slip through the cracks for far too long

Insensitive to problems that still remain
Since many are far too focused on personal gain
We’re not meant to feel ashamed or be lame
However the actions we’ve taken need to be tamed

There’s a purpose we’re all alive and each unique
If you feel down now it doesn’t mean you won’t peak
There’s a calling card within in each of our minds
Sometimes it just takes a little time

Where do you turn to in crucial moments
Has improvement ever happened, would you even notice

Hook:
Let the trumpets sound, alert the crowds
That’s right, He is arisen now
Let the trumpets sound, alert the crowds
That’s right, He’s here for you now

2nd Verse:
Knock Knock, who’s there… it’s Jesus
Believe it or not He actually needs us
This is for real it’s not a joke
We need to spread His love to more folks

The message is clear as it has always appeared
Ignore the alterations that took place over the years
A relationship isn’t a one way street
We need to do our part to fulfill the needs

There’s one path that leads to satisfaction
And it may not be the most pleasurable plan
But you’ll be suited for a greater experience
It’ll help you overcome any and all situations

So with all the nonsense that comes in our life
The way and the truth will get us through the strife
Think about how words effect your personality
Now imagine the author being pleased with your mentality

It isn’t enough to say we believe
If nothing really changes, did we honestly receive
There’s a reason faith can live on and be seen
It’s through actions like the sacrifice on Calvary

Hook:
Let the trumpets sound, alert the crowds
That’s right, He is arisen now
Let the trumpets sound, alert the crowds
That’s right, He’s here for you now

3rd Verse:
Our journey isn’t a simplistic mission
Many people want it to be easy, they keep wishin’
No algorithm can solve the problems we face
Only the gift from God which is His grace

As we try to improve with each given task
We need to remember the right questions to ask
There’s solace in learning the proper facts
So don’t hesitate to pursue salvation’s tracks

In order to open the treasure you need the key
But you can’t find it if you don’t believe
As we lose loved ones joy can be hard to see
So allow yourself the ability to handle grief

It doesn’t matter who you were or where you’ve been
His arms are open wide for you to come in
Not many can fathom a gift being given
Despite the action having already happened

If you feel lost now you may fear death
Since you aren’t certain what comes in the end
The message has already been depicted
The choice is yours on how your eternity is scripted

Rule

Today with all these new “rules”, I’d rather be the exception
There is no reason to cultivate to this nonsense, no exemption
I want to move forward in life to be one of God’s extensions
So that I can further experience his blessings

Many people conform to what it is they think is the new norm
Each time experiencing a form of storm
These waves of emotion tackling their mind
Bruising their personalities each and every time

Depression has run rampant over the public
Everybody seems at a loss to what is causing it
Categorizing it as an illness
Little do they know their ignorance

We can’t solve problems when we ignore the variables
Each algorithm has a set of steps in order for a solution to be capable
Eliminating the centerpiece to the core of our understanding
Will continue to bury all the normalcy and comfort we wish to be feeling

Necessity

Being alone brings a great peace
Something that is so elegant, a great release
When one is alone physically
You can be comforted greater spiritually
Many people view certain lifestyles as lonely
When you’re never truly singular if you’ve come to know the Heavenly

This life can present quite the masquerade
People wearing many different masks each day
Hiding their true selves to one person or the next
Presenting a falsification of what is really going on in their head
Many seek after what it is they wish to find
Rather than the gifts they should desire from the Divine

Hope hasn’t died, just many people have given up
They’ve turned away from the truth and relied on what they can pour into a cup
Enough is enough, but only they can decide to change
There are those of us who provide the tools to present grace
Just many ignore the need for something greater
Because they get tied up in the fact that everyone has errors
Which should indicate to them the reason we all need a Savior

Endure

Trying to hide
The fallen pride
Identity subsides
Anger collides
Then depression divides
Love can provide
An outlet to guide
So never give in to suicide

“Eternal”

This song was created for entry into a celebration contest hosted by the producer Dansonn who reached the 100K subscriber milestone on his Youtube channel. This track will also be part of a later album project. We had to enter via Youtube, so I figured I’d post that form of media for those of you who may want something visual to see while you listen. Thanks for your time!

Eternal

Listen while you read here

1st Verse:
Forever, Forever we’ve always been told never say never
Few things actually do last forever
But not many believe in those endeavors

It isn’t simple to navigate life’s adventure
Constantly living under pressure
So, many fall in line with certain pleasures

The definitions get skewed as many don’t know what to do

Love and marriage, commitments fallen through
Humanity and race, both of which fit the same shoe
However, nobody pays attention to what they once knew
As hatred and disdain seem to continue

You may ask yourself what exactly is it I should do
Not I as in me, but I as in you

The views of today haven’t been forever
They also don’t belong to the one most clever
For them to last or even become has been a tragedy
One that deserves to see its ending

You can’t ignore it, you seek a love that never ceases
Despite relationships having left you in pieces
The simplest answer to it all though is Jesus

2nd Verse:
Forever, Forever we’ve always been told never say never
Few things actually do last forever
But not many believe in those endeavors

Open your eyes, good and evil have been around
Doesn’t peace seem like a pleasant sound
Seek grace before you enter the ground
You only live once, has your life been found

The risks we take, the lives we make
Nothing ever goes as planned and isn’t the same
We try to create and formulate
All of standards around us that advance our state

I’m talkin’ mental and physical, not geographical
We’re so focused on ourselves instead of the critical
The information we consume needs to be biblical

We can’t make the same mistakes as yesterday
It’s important to learn consistency in this day and age
So many exclaim they want to see change
Then they need to step up and help turn the page

No excuses, don’t hide away or be shy
Christ didn’t sacrifice and rise again to watch us stand by

Closing:
You want love, forever
You want life, forever
You know the answer

This track was created
This community was created
Creation has been around forever

God Bless

The Truth is

Can click play to listen to the piece as you read

So many ask “What is truth”
How is it you define truth?
Because many out there want to know what truth is
Some say it’s what you experience
While others feel it deals with relationship

The truth is… the truth is

Only one holds the answers and it’s a gift
Not many in this world can fathom it
Nobody seems to appreciate the relevance
So what is it exactly that the truth is

The truth is… the truth is

You want to know my story
You idolize someone else’s glory
It’s not easy living in a world of heresy
It’s not easy leading a life with meaning

We get force fed false idols
A pictured painted to feel entitled
The wrong ways, the wrong signs
The culmination of the end times

These mood swings, these terror rings
The news feeds with celebrities
It’s a conspiracy that’s gleaming
A distraction that is demeaning

Tied up in ethnicities
I’m sorry we’re all humanity
The focus on wealth is a tragedy
The disrespect isn’t encouraging

We all need to take a breath
We all need a stress test
To analyze our hearts intent
What’s in our mind is blatant

If you must see just to believe
Then you’re missing simplicity
All the factors of hypocrisy
Are dragging us down emotionally

The quiet times, the lawful lines
The mistakes should not be enshrined
Is our focus now to entwined
That we’ve lost what’s on the inside

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is I’ve lost touch
Sometimes I feel I’m not enough
I’ve been through some rough stuff
But nothing that God wasn’t in control of

You see I’ve been knocked down, but not out
I’ve been battered and bruised there’s no doubt
However, with that said I’m not dead
So there’s no reason for me to be hanging my head

There’s much worse out in this planet
So I hope you don’t take life for granted
Ready or not one day you’ll see
That perspective can mean everything

There’s homeless and helpless
There’s cognizant and belligerent
There’s informative and ignorance
There’s religion and relationship

So many similarities it truly is uncanny
Depending on the definitions that we see
Determine the people that we will be
Something that should be taken very seriously

If you look back at the past
What is it to you that lasts
There are many things called history
But not many are worth mentioning

Those that are seem to stand out
So why not go about and stand proud
If it’s something you believe then be loud
It can’t be passed on without word of mouth

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is Christ died and rose again
But many don’t think that happened
It’s a sad day and a sad way to be betrayed
To ignore how love was being portrayed

Many argue with science or mathematics
To each their own but it proves creative tactics
In order to create there has to be intelligence
So how can you say there’s no divine design

You developed, I developed
Not on our own accord, but through a process
This society we have now is all a mess
Something we made, which is why many are depressed

This is what happens when we abandon faith
Ignoring the facts just to do things our own way
Nothing will succeed if we turn away
Nothing positive will occur if we don’t change

Many want things to stay the same
Just to further the agenda of their own name
It’s quite a shame to observe
The masses and masses being conquered

The evil within can be rooted out
Only if the desire is there to be found
If one can’t acknowledge they are lost
Then how can they then overcome the cost

Love hasn’t gone away
Love hasn’t gone astray
The reality is love hasn’t changed
The problem is we’ve become deranged

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is I’ll never be married
It is a burden I’m left to carry
No wife, no ring, no kids, no legacy
Something that use to anger me

Now time still ticks and it makes me sick
To know that I’m rare in order to care
About the life I live as a Christian virgin
So unique that it peaks your interest

I open my eyes and plead to the skies
That there are those like me that still exist
Because if there is then maybe I’m wrong
And I can begin to sing a new song

I just know that it isn’t likely
So here I stand with the same plan
To remain loyal to the God that made me
The Lord that has always stuck with me

To avoid the temptations that others absorb
So I can shine His light once out the door
It shouldn’t be a mystery that I am different
Otherwise I am not being legitimate

I am not afraid of what others may say
Not tomorrow, nor today
This is my life as it remains
True to the choice to abstain

Each moment I take in order to pray
I hope that there are others who will be saved
It really pains me to witness the rarity
Of those who value themselves in this humanity

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is too many are focused on getting rich
Not enough of us are focused on the kids
Those worldwide or those of our own cribs
Many misguided all through their adolescence

Being unattended and left babysat by technology
With the media pumping them full of violent tendancies
The news only corresponds to the most epic tragedies
So if they want attention they go on shooting sprees

Many are forgotten and faced with trafficking
Something hidden away from the mainstream
Apparently it isn’t worth it to be educating
Slavery still being dominant in this society

Embedded in their mind are thoughts of pleasure
Sex rules their entertainment nothing else close to measure
What is deemed a choice gives pressure
The problem is the choice they think is right deals with murder

Difference of opinion doesn’t change the facts
Most kids these days don’t think just react
What happened to the notion of cause and effect
Probably deals with the lack of parental consequence

As I said there is too much nonsense
A plethora of wrongful information entering their heads
They’re not getting enough positive attention
People who care enough to give them real direction

Most are treated as if they don’t have a purpose
Being given lies that their lives aren’t worth it
Suicide is still rampant to a great degree
Something you’ll never be able to diagnose medically

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is my parents have been married my whole life
But between us three kids the weddings were five
Marriage these days has taken a dive
With the divorce rate continuing to thrive

I’ve asked myself a thousand times
Where does this world instill their pride
While sin continues to take them on a ride
It leads to a road of destruction as they die

Mistakes and heartache continue the plague
The variables these days are all insane
With emotions sick, my heart beats quick
And the walls around us remain thick

We build them up and tear them down
When we’re not the ones wearing the crown
Many people argue that times have changed
Yet stupidity seems to remain the same

So many attached to what feels right
They ignore the proper matters of insight
A relationship takes time to build
Sex isn’t what makes you fulfilled

Those who use that as a foundation
Find themselves in horrible situations
Their relations never seem to work
Because they miss out on all the other perks

If commitment doesn’t keep you driven
Then you should reevaluate your actual reasons
Because anything that leads to mistreatment
Should be thrown out before you’re both depleted

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is I’m not who I should be
There is plenty that needs improving
My guidelines are found biblically
Which is why I’ve been sacrificing

It’s enticing to see others answer the call
Not even worried about a potential fall
They just take the leap of faith
No questions, no laziness, just pure strength

Their path is straight, not deviated
They march on to see others elated
There’s no time for procrastination
This lifetime needs full attention

There is always room for improvement
No one on this earth is perfect
Trust is hard to come by in these times
Which is why Christ saved our bloodlines

Too many try to run and hide
When the truth is right there to find
Will they seek or will they sink
Each breath takes you closer to the brink

Love won’t ever become extinct
Because God is alive eternally
Alpha Omega beginning and the end
The one who made you should be your best friend

This life won’t ever be easy completely
But there is much to gain from simplicity
Each and every one of us are guilty
Which is why we need grace that is heavenly

The truth is… the truth is

The truth is you’re still alive
So a difference can be made toward what’s right

God Bless!

Savior

One man changed the world as was documented in history
Each day that goes by He creates more and more memories
His name is powerful amongst the world in which we reside
However many don’t want to believe His story or the way that He is indeed still alive

He taught to love others as you do yourself
Never harm your neighbors and to be mindful of your health
He gave great healing to those who needed it most
Some couldn’t understand His humility as He never did boast

His message was rather simple, but many made it complex
He proved that words were also just as important as actions
Never did you see Him indulge in the wrongs of today
As He was sent here to show us the proper way

His sacrifice is the purest definition of the word
Where today we see many definitions becoming blurred
The message He shared and proclaimed has transcended time
With each day you’re drawing nearer to His sight

Whether you believe it or not, it doesn’t change the facts
The question is how is it that you’ll actually react
Have you heard the good news, have you met this individual
Many are caught up with the physical, but this is now something spiritual

His love for you is beyond our own comprehension
The suffering He faced was to help you out of a dire situation
Death can no longer be feared due to His grace
And there no longer needs to be a frown upon your face

He came to save you and give you a better life in this place
You can accept the gift He has given without chase
Even if you feel you’re an undeserving case
He wants to lift you up and be beside you during each race

Listen to Him when He speaks
You’ll know it’s Him because it’s always comforting
Don’t let your view of Him be ruined by a third party
Seek Him first always, so you’ll be ready for His second coming

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