By All Means

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released June 4, 2015

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Track Name: Undivided Devotion
I’m always looking for the right word
I’m ever confident I’d know it if I heard
It whispered from the back of a crowded auditorium
It’s forever there, firmly fixed in heaven
But somehow on earth it’s gotten muffled out in such a bad, bad way

I’m always looking for the right turn
I try to draw upon the lessons that I’ve learned
From all the dead ends, side streets, and mapless expeditions in the fog
It was good for me that I was afflicted, you see
Cuz I got to learn your statutes and see your love all at the same time

We will never ever stray from
Your ways as you’ve revealed them in the volume of scripture
and in our lives
God, your grace has set in motion
The graded steps to united depths and a life of undivided devotion

But I will hold fast to your Law
Though the wicked call normal the deranged
I will praise you in the midnight hours
No matter how much things have changed
Track Name: Race the Rain Home
The fog rolls off the mountain hill
Rumbling down I’m standing still
Without a sound it’s come
The sky has begun
To stumble under the burden

No time to finish that last thing, no
The trees are bending low
You gotta get up and race the rain home
She’s coming down in a flush of ruckus now
Never listened before
You gotta get up and race the rain home

Won’t be long before the bottom falls
Been waiting for it to make a noise
The thunder I expect of such
A sky so thick and dark
Better give chase or you’ll be gone

And now the west wind is blowing the smog away
Track Name: Laid Down Roots
I came into this town with a twin-zipper backpack
A mandolin, two plastic totes, and the shirt upon my back
I signed up for the language course, it was a simple path to choose
And anyway you looked at it, I didn't have much to lose

I've laid down roots and I'm afraid that I could lose it all
Over a petty line dispute, over a referee's bad call
I know there's nothing I could ever truly call my own
But these roots have grown so deep and I need somewhere to call home

Last night the wind was blowing hard it must have tripped a car alarm
And at 3am it woke me from a sweet and deep slumber
I started thinking about investments and everything I own
Responsibility and normalcy as everything has grown

From underneath the comforter I reached over to my wife
You've gotta take some risks if you want any semblance of a life
Track Name: Follow
I heard him call me by my name
I never knew a safer voice
When he came back to the 99
The angels with the flock rejoiced

I heard the wimper of the wolves
I never knew a stronger arm
When he led us down the city streets
Ne’er was there cause for alarm

Surely goodness will follow me
Surely mercy will follow me
All the days of my life
As I follow you through the plains
Up to the plateaus of blue skies
And echoing refrains
On down the hills and out of breath
On through the boneyard at mid day
Scavengers and death
But I will fear no evil

I heard a clear invitation
I never knew a longer road
When he welcomes me into his house
My heart and cup overflow

Surely goodness will follow me
Surely mercy will follow me
All the days of my life

As I follow you through the plains
Up to the plateaus of blue skies
And echoing refrains
On down the hills and out of breath
On through the boneyard at mid day
Scavengers and death
Through the cold and through the rain
Through the back roads and swamp bogs
And treacherous terrain
And though the wind would hollow me
Under black clouds and dark howls
I’m ever safe with thee
But I will fear no evil