Michael Sweet

Truth tracks

Lyrics

1. DISTRACTED

What I want I do not do, and what I don't I think I will
The farther away, the more you feel
I scratch the itch of older needs as the razor slickens as I bleed
The farther away, the less you feel

[Chorus]

Distracted from distractions by You
Sometimes whispers, sometimes rain
And it's pulling me back beside You
Distracted from distractions by You
Sometimes presents, sometimes pain
Your name is like the sky, the mountains cannot hide
It's easy when your voice is mine, to leave the thieves And rust behind
The farther away, the less you feel
Handing me such precious things, that kings would only Dream to bring
The farther away, the more you feel

[Chorus]

Distracted from distractions by You
Sometimes whispers, sometimes rain
And it's pulling me back beside You
Distracted from distractions by You
Sometimes presents, sometimes pain
Your name is like the sky the mountains cannot hide

[Solo]

[Repeat Chorus]




2. ALL I'M THINKING OF

It's summer, it's cold out
It's fall and it's dry
And in winter, it's warm out
I don't care to know why
Cause things around me seemed to change
So fast, so slow, unplayed
And little scars that last forever
Tarnish as they fade

[Chorus]

Lately I know living
Lately I know love
Lately I know giving
Cause all I'm thinking of (is you)
There's mountains, there's valleys
There's rivers that swell
Dry oceans, deep deserts
I've worn them all well
Cause things around me seemed to change
So fast, so slow, unplayed
And little scars that last forever
Tarnish as they fade

[Chorus]

Lately I know living
Lately I know love
Lately I know giving
Cause all I'm thinking of (is you)

[Solo]

[Repeat Chorus]




3. I AM ADAM

I, I am torn from the inside out
Seeing clear, all my fears and all my doubts
Sin has stained my hands
And like a puppeteer, it holds my strings
Oh, didn't I say this all before
Isn't that my face print on the floorboards
Haven't my tears washed the floors here many times

[Chorus]

I am Adam, but not quite a man
Looking for salvation in my own plan, in my own stand
God is breaking down the pride, enslaving me, taking me
I'm not too far gone
I need your truth to rescue me
And your touch is what I need to set me free
The dim light that I shine
Is showing the tracks I follow to be mine
Oh, didn't I say this all before
Isn't that my face print on the floorboards
Haven't my tears washed the floors here many times

[Chorus]

I am Adam, but not quite a man
Looking for salvation in my own plan, in my own stand
God is breaking down the pride, enslaving me, taking me
I'm not too far gone

[Repeat Chorus]




4. BLUE BLEEDS THROUGH

Winter, cold and gray as my soul it is these days
And purple, limped aside as it pawned my crown away
Red rants and raves, it comes in waves once calmed by you
And black always asks me, "Ain't it great to be alone"

[Chorus]

And the Blue Bleeds Through all
Yes the Blue Seeps Through all
Yellow, waking warm and reminding me of home
And orange, warm and changing me, leaves are letting go
Green creeps between me, wanting all I've ever known
And white holds me tight and whispers, "You are not alone"

[Repeat Chorus]

[Bridge]

These constantly changing colors I swear is never me
But from further back I see my grand painting

[Solo]

[Repeat Chorus]

(In my heart, and in my mind)
Winter, cold and gray as my soul it is these days.




5. WOOL AND CHIFFON

Driving down a one-way lane
I've got peace of mind and faith retained
And I know my life is more than just a game
But then a voice says "Exit here"
And before I know it, it's unclear
As to where I am, as my heart flows with fear
Everything I ought to be is retained within my memory
As I drift a little further out to sea
And that inner voice inside my thoughts
It wants everything so I have not
And it wants to steal the good that I've been taught

[Pre – Chorus]

Where am I going, where am I heading, I used to know

[Chorus]

I'll do what's right, then I'll do what's wrong
I'm so tired of playing the very same song
My light is off, when it should be on
I'm giving Wool, when it should be Chiffon
Finally it all makes sense
That it's GOD above who breaks the fence
And who leads and loves me in His providence
And when someone says "Get off here man"
I'll say travel with me if you can
Cause I'm going till I reach the Promised Land

[Pre – Chorus]

Where am I going, where am I heading, now I know

[Chorus]

I'll do what's right, then I'll do what's wrong
I'm so tired of playing the very same song
My light is off, when it should be on
I'm giving Wool, when it should be Chiffon

[Repeat Chorus]




6. SAVE ME

Here I am standing, barely with one foot on the ground
Balance is lost it can't be found
Minds are demanding, there was a time when mine was sound
It used to be free but now it's bound
Finisher, oh finisher can you Save me from myself
I am blind but I can see that my life's as good as hell
I'm not God, I'm just a man, what would ever make me think
That I could get to Heaven all alone
I'm taking on water, and at any moment I'm going down
All from the weight of my own crown
Finisher, oh finisher can you Save me from myself
I am blind but I can see that my life's as good as hell
I'm not God, I'm just a man, what would ever make me think
That I could get to Heaven all alone

[Solo]

Finisher, oh finisher can you Save me from myself
I am blind but I can see that my life's as good as hell
I'm not God, I'm just a man, what would ever make me think
That I could get to Heaven all alone




7. THE EVER AFTER

YOU are the air that I breath, your my composure
YOU are the warmth of the sun on a cold day
YOU'RE everything I can't see, and all that is closer
YOU are the moonlight that shines on what I pray

[Chorus 1]

I don't ever want to live at all
If I could never really live for YOU
I say to myself that's all that matters
YOU are the essence of peace, as YOU give it freely
And when I am with YOU I'm no longer dying

[Chorus 2]

I don't ever want to live at all
If I could never really live for YOU
I say to myself that's all that matters
Now I know the beauty of it all
If ever I am broken to a crawl
You'll carry me to the Everafter

[Solo]

[Chorus 2]

I don't ever want to live at all
If I could never really live for YOU
I say to myself that's all that matters
Now I know the beauty of it all
If ever I am broken to a crawl
You'll carry me to the Everafter
YOU will carry, YOU will carry, YOU will carry
YOU will carry, YOU will carry, YOU will carry




8. TOMORROW

I know how she's feeling now, all alone with no place left To go
He's broke her heart a million times, he doesn't seem to Care and so it shows
All she wants is to be loved, no that's not selfish that's Just what she needs, yeah she needs
And so she says this simple prayer, "God above I know your Out there"

[Chorus]

I love him more than life, so much more than he'll ever Know
Can YOU save us tonight so he'll love me tomorrow
It's so hard to see her cry, I wish that I could somehow Dry her tears
Or give her wings that help her fly to where she used to Be or even near
All she wants is to be loved, no that's not selfish that's Just what she needs, yeah she needs
And so she says this simple prayer, "God above I know your Out there"

[Chorus]

I love him more than life, so much more than he'll ever Know
Can YOU save us tonight so he'll love me tomorrow

[Solo]

[Chorus]

I love him more than life, so much more than he'll ever Know
Can YOU save us tonight so he'll love me tomorrow

(Repeat Chorus)




9. LIFT MY HEAD

Sing that song again for me, she said
Read to me those words that no ones ever, ever read
When you were old and ravens kept you fed

[Pre – Chorus]

But I try, and I try, and I try, but I just can't get it Right
Keeping sighs, weary eyes, afraid of when the sun would Rise
Making time, a blur that blew right on by

[Chorus]

One more day behind me, push me on
Walk beside me, make me strong
Keep reminding me of who to be
And how close I am to my dreams
Walk with me and watch the wind blow by
She ran ahead and spun beneath a britely spotted sky
To touch it, all you have to do is fly

[Pre – Chorus]

[Repeat Chorus]

[Bridge]

When I've lost the will to fight some more (Lift my head)
And all the days when I just shut the door (Lift my head)
Every time I find I'm lost and I've nowhere to stand
And it's over now, over now, Lift my head

[Repeat Chorus]




10. TRUTH

They burn your ears with what they say
And they pretend to care with their display
The lies they feed you soothe your mind
Deceiving you from what you'll find

[Chorus]

Open your eyes can't you see it
Separates the soul, body and spirit
Forgives, forgets and sets you free
It's calling you to enternity, it's Truth
They say we judge as they judge in song
And they don't claim to know, but know we're wrong
The lies they whisper find their mark
And slowly pierce right through your heart

[Chorus]

Open your eyes can't you see it
Seperates the soul, body and spirit
Forgives, forgets and sets you free
It's calling you to eternity, it's Truth

[Solo]

[Repeat Chorus]




11. ACHILLES HELL

There's something wrenching in your brain
Unbearable pressure and pain
Those thoughts you have inside your head
Seem to be stirring what you've fled

[Chorus]

Shot to the spot, Achilles Heel
You know the pain is real
Addictive chain around your neck
Your life is what it steals
You're falling apart, it's in your eyes
Don't reach for yourself, reach for the sky
Desolation is your next of kin
Lonely outcries are your only friends
You find no answers in your heart
You had no direction from the start

[Chorus]

Shot to the spot, Achilles Heel
You know the pain is real
Addictive chain around your neck
Your life is what it steals
You're falling apart, it's in your eyes
Don't reach for yourself, reach for the sky




12. STONE

All my life I spent, running from my fears
Away from all the pain, the pain that I've left behind
There's wounded everywhere, but I'm to hard to care
They melt into the face of who I trust in

[Pre – Chorus]

I am beat, and I'm so tired of trying
For a chance to earn grace all alone

[Chorus]

I am stone, I'm smiling, living, loving, dying
There ain't much more than what you can see
Deep inside I'm crying, for what I keep denying
For that's the very thing that sets me free
I waste so much time, feeding on self pride
My own depravity is all that I can see
So then I try to hide, the clothes of skin God's made
I lay them on a shelf, and slowly they fade

[Pre – Chorus]

I am beat, and I'm so tired of trying
For a chance to earn grace all alone

[Chorus]

I am stone, I'm smiling, living, loving, dying
There ain't much more than what you can see
Deep inside I'm crying, for what I keep denying
For that's the very thing that sets me free