-lyrics- {+ some photography}

// a collection of lyrics from my favorite songs along with some recent photography //

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{our county fair ft. random strangers}

Father God, I am clay in your hands,
Help me to stay that way through all life’s demands,
‘Cause they chip and they nag and they pull at me,
And every little thing I make up my mind to be,
Like I’mma be a daddy who’s in the mix,
And I’mma be a husband who stays legit,
And I pray that I’m an artist who rises above,
The road that is wide and filled with self love,
Everything that I see draws me,
Though it’s only in you that I can truly see that it’s a feast for the eyes- a low blow to purpose.
And I’m a little kid at a three-ring circus.

I don’t wanna gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.
I don’t wanna gain the whole world, and lose my soul,
Don’t wanna walk away, let me hear the people say.

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Lord forgive us when we get consumed by the things of this world,
That fight for our love, and our passion,
As our eyes are open wide and on you.
Grant us the privilege of your world view,
And may your kingdom be what wakes us up and lays us down.

-Lose My Soul // Tobymac

 

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That’s how you change the world
That’s how you change the world

All my life I had big dreams
To do big things and make a change
And all the while I just passed by the simple needs
Right here next to me
‘Cause there’s a breaking heart
That’s falling apart and tear-filled eyes
Looking back at me
God, won’t you help me to see

It’s a prayer in an empty room
Little things we do when nobody’s around
A hand reaching out
To a heart in doubt
It’s the smallest spark
That can light the dark

That’s how you change the world
That’s how you change the world

*

It’s the kind words
A simple smile
More than showing up
Going the extra mile
It’s giving everything
When you’ve got nothing left
Sharing a little hope
With a single breath

That’s how you change the world
That’s how you change the world

*

A million little drops of rain
Can be enough to cause a tidal wave
A flood of your love that no one can contain
‘Cause there’s an empty soul that wants to be known
Around me now that I can lead to you
Revealing love that won’t refuse

-That’s How You Change The World // Newsboys

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{can you see the soccer players?}

I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know 

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe, oh I believe
What You say of me 
I believe

The only thing that matters now is everything You think of me
In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity,

 *

Taking all I have and now I’m laying it at Your feet
You have every failure God, and You’ll have every victory, 

*

Oh I believe, yes I believe 
What You say of me 
Oh I believe.

-You Say // Lauren Daigle 

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Oh, hear my prayer tonight, I’m singing to the sky
Give me strength to raise my voice, let me testify
Oh, hear my prayer tonight, ’cause this is do or die
The time has come to make a choice
And I choose joy
Let it move you, let it move you, let it move you
Yeah, I choose joy
Let it move you, let it move, let it move you

Yeah-eh, back when I was young, my eyes were full of life
But now that I am older, I live at the speed of light
Feels like the cycle never… stops
Feels like it’s never gonna

Gotta get that fire, fire, back in my bones
Before my heart, heart, turns into stone
So somebody please pass the megaphone
I’ll shout it on the count of three
One, two, three

Oh, hear my prayer tonight, I’m singing to the sky
Give me strength to raise my voice, let me testify
Oh, hear my prayer tonight, ’cause this is do or die
The time has come to make a choice
And I choose joy
Let it move you, let it move, let it move you
Yeah, I choose joy
Let it move you, let it move, let it move you
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of night
Oh, with You by my side, I’m stepping into the light
I choose joy
Let it move you, let it move, let it move you.

– Joy // King and Country

Silly me, silly me, aye
Revertin’ back to my old ways
Them got to be in control days jump before I pray yo, I’m headed out the doorway
But I want your way, Yahweh
From dirt roads to highways
You’re showin’ me a beautiful view from this backseat
But there’s lots of room and I never would have seen it if I wasn’t rolling with you

I don’t wanna be no backseat, no backseat driver
I don’t wanna navigate, won’t you take it over 
I don’t wanna ever doubt you, I’m lost without you Lord
I don’t wanna be no backseat, no backseat driver
You got the wheel, take me where you wanna go
My heart is your’s, no matter where we roll

Been backseat my whole life now I turned sixteen so it’s time to drive
Buckle up, tru behind the wheel
Got my Iphone bumping
GPS locked and the map was set
Thought I had it all right till the road went left
Spinning outta control in this coupe de ville
Now I’m sittin’ shotgun, Jesus take the wheel

I don’t wanna be no backseat, no backseat driver
I don’t wanna navigate, won’t you take it over (
I don’t wanna ever doubt you, I’m lost without you lord
I don’t wanna be no backseat, no backseat driver

No backseat driver, yeah
No backseat driver
I’m putting my trust in you, putting my trust in you
It’s a little bit overdue, but I’m putting my trust in you
I’m putting my trust in you, putting my trust in you
It’s a little bit overdue, but I’m putting my trust in you
I’m putting my trust in you, putting my trust in you

It’s a little bit overdue, but I’m putting my trust in you

It’s a whole new journey, a brand new path
And I’mma fix my eyes so I won’t look back
Tame this beating heart in my chest
‘Cause everything in my wants to jump ahead
So light it up, up don’t let it fade
Light it up, up show me the way
Light it up Lord, just like you do
No second guessin’, I’mma move with you

I don’t wanna be no backseat, no backseat driver
I don’t wanna navigate, won’t you take it over 
I don’t wanna ever doubt you, I’m lost without you
I don’t wanna be no backseat, no backseat driver

-Backseat Driver // Tobymac

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Tonight is beautiful
It’s got my mind on You
And everywhere I turn is a reminder 

I see You in everything, all day
And every beat of my heart keeps reminding me
I see You in every little thing, all day
No matter where I go I know Your love is finding me
I see You in everything
You’re all up in everything

My soul’s awaken
I’m taken by all the beauty You bring
You got it blarin’, I’m starin’
Love watching You do Your thing
There’s no mistaking Your style
No mistaking Your touch
I see the grand, I see the subtle of Your love

Lord, I see You in everything, all day
And every beat of my heart keeps reminding me
I see You in every little thing, all day
No matter where I go I know Your love is finding me
It’s finding me in everything, all day
And every beat of my heart keeps reminding me
I see You in every little thing, all day
No matter where I go I know Your love is finding me

Tonight is beautiful
It’s got my mind on You 
And everywhere I turn is a reminder 
From the sparkle in her eyes to the starlit open skies
You bring my heart to life, fill me with wonder (with wonder, with wonder, with wonder)

Everything // Tobymac

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If you gotta start somewhere why not here?
If you gotta start sometime why not now?
If we gotta start somewhere I say here
If we gotta start sometime I say now

Through the fog there is hope in the distance
From cathedrals to third world missions
Love will fall to the earth like a crashing wave

Tonight’s the night
For the sinners and the saints
Two worlds collide in a beautiful display
It’s all love tonight
When we step across the line
We can sail across the sea
To a city with one king
A city on our knees
A city on our knees
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh

*

Tonight couldn’t last forever
We are one choice from together
Tonight couldn’t last forever

Tonight couldn’t last forever
We are one choice from together
Family, we’re family

Tonight couldn’t last forever
We are one choice from together
You and me, yeah, you and me

*

Tonight’s the night
For the sinners and the saints
Two worlds collide
In a beautiful display
It’s all love tonight
When we step across the line
We can sail across the sea
To a city with one king
A city on our knees
A city on our knees

-City on Our Knees // Tobymac


I would highly recommend listening to all those songs! Also note that those were not all of the lyrics, just my favorite! 😉 I hope you enjoyed this post, I know it’s a little different then what I normally do, I just wanted to change it up a little.

Also, something exciting happened last Saturday! I got to go see TobyMac and King and Country, which was AMAZING!! It was actually at Ceder Point and we went with friends, so that was really fun! We only rode 3 rides, mostly because we were in line for a big one, then right before we were about to get on the ride broke. 😦 I was really disappointed, but it was still fun, even though we wasted about 3 hours waiting in line. XD

I loved how King and Country had confetti and beach balls (for the people in the VIP area, but still) and I like a lot of their songs now. TobyMac was also AMAZING. I think I liked King and Country’s show best, but I like TobyMac’s songs better in general. Hollyn and Crowder were there too, but my friends and us wanted to ride the Top Thriller Tragster, so we missed Hollyn and the majority of Crowder. That was OK though, because the ride was definitely worth it.

Have a wonderful day!

Watercolor sign-off.

P.S. I’m so sorry for the lack of posts this month! It has certainly been a rather hectic one for me. (why is September always like crazy?) I’m planning for October to be a post-filled month, and to hopefully be starting to schedule posts again, but then I’m not sure. Most of the hectic/chaotic things that have been happening are out of my control, and I’ve slowly but surely learning that the only thing I can control is the way I respond to the chaos. Thanks for understanding. 😉

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26 thoughts on “-lyrics- {+ some photography}

    • Ooh sounds like fun! No it was the Millennium Force that broke down, and we waited and the concert was about to start so we left. It didn’t start working again until almost the end of the concert. We did get to ride the Top Thrill Dragster though! 😉

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    • I think it would be fun to work at Cedar Point! I’m not sure in what capacity, though. I really like that area. Have you ever been to Lakeside? It’s a gated community on Lake Erie between Sandusky and Port Clinton. It was established by the United Methodists. It’s a gated community from June to August, but during the rest of the year you can get into the small village for free. It has beautiful old homes and a quaint downtown business district. If you ever get the chance, you should go! 🙂

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  1. looks like a lot of fun!! 😋 i’m (hopefully!) going to see tobymac this december, and i’ve seen for king & country before, they were amazing. like how many instruments can one person play???
    don’t worry about posting, friend. school is biting all of us in the back this year 😂

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    • Thanks so much Abby! Ooh, I hope you can! He’s awesome!!! 😀 I know right? They were like drumming and dancing, and like yeah, it was so cool! Aww, thanks for understanding! 😉

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  2. Ooh this was such a fun post to read!! I never thought about featuring photography alongside favorite lyrics 🙂 I love it! The lyrics from all the songs you chose are beautiful, especially ‘Joy’!
    Aw that’s too bad about the ride that broke down! My brother and I were in line for a ride at an amusement park a few weeks ago, and when we finally got pretty close to the front of the line, it started getting cloudy. (The ride shuts down in inclement weather!) Thankfully, it didn’t start raining, but we were scared, lol!

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