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(Written by Michael Jantzen)

Take me by Surprise

They say life happens when you’re busy making other plans
I’d say it’s when my plans derail, that I really start to live
Every dream that dies is born in a newer skin
Every detour on the road is the journey that we’re in

A dissonant chord, right out of the blue
When my story’s told, becomes my allelui

Oh take me by surprise if you’d like, no really, I don’t mind
The road unknown is inlaid with finest gold
Knock me way off course till I make room for something new
Oh take me by surprise if you’d like
Oh catch me by surprise, I don’t mind

Sometimes it’s easy come to go with the sudden news
But other times it takes a while till it really works me loose
But if the love that’s in me goes deeper than my pride
Then the times my plans must die are a blessing in disguise

A dissonant chord, right out of the blue
When my story’s told, becomes my allelui

Oh take me by surprise if you’d like, no really, I don’t mind
The road unknown is inlaid with finest gold
Knock me way off course till I make room for something new
Oh take me by surprise if you’d like
Oh catch me by surprise, I don’t mind

A dissonant chord, right out of the blue
When my story’s told, becomes my allelui

Oh take me by surprise if you’d like, no really, I don’t mind
The road unknown is inlaid with finest gold
Knock me way off course till I make room for something new
Oh take me by surprise if you’d like
Oh catch me by surprise, I don’t mind

Come Enter In

Everyone now gather round
As you come you just must might hear the sound
Of a voice upon the wind
calling us to this time with our friends.

The sun takes its leave
The dance of the flames is drawing us in
The forest awakes; the moonlight elates

Oh wait here with me in the warmth of the fire
Sing bye and bye till we’re out of the mire
Quiet your soul as you gaze at the embers
Come enter in
Oh come enter in

Free to share what’s on your mind
You just might feel your worries unwind
And if you speak of what you dream
I’ll be right by your side to believe

The sun takes its leave
The dance of the flames is drawing us in
The forest awakes; the moonlight elates

Oh wait here with me in the warmth of the fire
Sing bye and bye till we’re out of the mire
Quiet your soul as you gaze at the embers
Come enter in
Oh come enter in

Found so content with treasured friends
Here’s to hoping this night would never end
And in the morn we hit the road
So let’s load up the fire with more wood

We look at the stars
And ponder our place in the sweep of it all
The question may stand, but here by the fire is where we belong

Oh wait here with me in the warmth of the fire
Sing bye and bye till we’re out of the mire
Quiet your soul as you gaze at the embers
Come enter in
Oh come enter in

Oh wait here with me
Sing by and by
Quiet your soul
Come enter in

Tattered and Torn

I wish I said good bye last Monday morning
It’s been eating me alive on the road
My ears still ring with the words we parted on
I can barely see through the fog

Oh can I learn to love all the ways that you deserve?
Oh will we ever move beyond the hurt?

Oh I’m looking for the sunrise up upon this mountain road
Feeling like the dawn’s ten hours away
I’m tattered and I’m torn from carrying this heavy load
I miss you but I don’t know how to come home

All the words unsaid are driving us apart
Oh Lord lead us back to the start

Oh can I learn to love all the ways that you deserve?
Oh will we ever move beyond the hurt?

Oh I’m looking for the sunrise up upon this mountain road
Feeling like the dawn’s ten hours away
I’m tattered and I’m torn from carrying this heavy load
I miss you but I don’t know how to come home

With more miles left between us…oh than I have to go
Oh I wonder if the words that I’m rehearsing have a hope
When I turn up our street, will time have healed our love?

Oh I’m looking for the sunrise up upon this mountain road
Feeling like the dawn’s ten hours away
I’m tattered and I’m torn from carrying this heavy load
I miss you but I don’t know how to come home

Oh I miss you but I don’t …  no no,
I miss you but I don’t know how to come home
Oh I miss you but I don’t….Oh no I don’t,
I don’t Know how, I don’t know how to come home

woa, woh, wo..oh, woa, woh..oh, woh
woa, woh, wo..oh, woa, woh..oh, woh
I miss you but I don’t, I don’t know how to come
I’m tattered and I’m torn from carrying this heavy load

In the Cool of the Night

I walked down to the willow grove beside the brook
The eastern breeze brushed along my neck like kashmir wool
But you were gone, chasing your shadow,
forgetting all the times we sat and talked here for hours

How long will it take till our love awakes? 
How long till I see our love remade?
in the cool of the night … I wait

I held a stem of sharon’s rose but you didn’t show
I brought the balm of Gilead to make us whole
Ah but you moved on with terms and conditions
Forgetting that with me you always saw clear without fear

How long will it take till our love awakes?
How long till I see our love remade?
in the cool of the night … I wait

in the cool of the night … I wait

Belonged All Along

It’s been three long years since you left home
Off to make it on your own
And I’m waiting for you to call

Carried on the wind of youthful dreams
Off to find the person that you’ve always wanted to be
From here I see you treading water with rocks right there under your feet

Searching high, searching low
Far, far from home

But don’t you know, oh you need to know
That you’ve belonged
All along

And all around you see them making strides,
posting pictures of their lives
And you can’t pretend

You trace your name into the auburn sand
But the breakers hold no mercy, yet you try it again
When will it end?
I knew your name since before the day you came to meet the world

Searching high, searching low
Far, far from home
But don’t you know, oh you need to know
That you’ve belonged
All along

Leave a Little Late

This short delay is like nails on slate
Must get ashore, hurry up we’re late
Must pass the time will all gadgets galore
Every moment left bare is an unbearable bore
And the lady behind me still thinks it’s night, she’s a fossil in ice
When out comes the sun to blanket our stern
An echoing rainbow was waiting its turn

Oh why leave on time?
Let’s leave a little late
Oh why hurry on
When we can take in a little grace
Oh look up from where you are and see the work of art
There’s a journey before we depart
Oh why leaeve on time?
Let’s leave a little late

A site unseen until this moment in time
An eyebrow raised to a puzzle divine
Cast from the heavens to the ocean blue
All shawn up with glory like glittery glue
And the girl beside me then starts to twirl
She’s as quick as a squirrel
With I-Pad in hand to capture it grand
It could’ve been me if I was willing to stand

Oh why leave on time?
Let’s leave a little late
Oh why hurry on
When we can take in a little grace
Oh look up from where you are and see the work of art
There’s a journey before we depart
Oh why leaeve on time?
Let’s leave a little late

Stay in Love

Let us wait here for a while
I can feel the pulse of your heart inside
Would you let me closer still
Than the breath I hold when I see you near?
I’ll let you deeper than my fears
I’m trusting you with all of me

Stay in love like we’ve never been before
Stay in love tonight
Stay in love like the first and only time
Stay in love for a while

Don’t let this moment pass us by
This flower will fold before we know
And all our worries fly away
Like the autumn leaves on a rainy day
No need for us to say a word
All is right and all is said

Stay in love like we’ve never been before
Stay in love tonight
Stay in love like the first and only time
Stay in love for a while

In the lull before the tides turn
In the twinkling of an eye
As you’re resting in my arms know
You’re mine, oh yes you’re mine

Stay in love like we’ve never been before
Stay in love tonight
Stay in love like the first and only time
Stay in love for a while

All is Well

Where will I find myself today?
Oh will I saunter in the rain?
Or will I be caught in a flood
On the broken side of love?
oh….oh….oh

But all is well
Dressed in morning’s tapestry of light
When the break of day overtakes the night
Oh…oh all is well

Oh all is well
When the winter moon lingers at the door
Today’s a gift so we can give some more
Oh…oh….oh…oh  all is well

Join with me now to really know
The love that mends the soul
Leave what’s behind, no looking back
Turn your face to what you have
oh…..oh….oh

But all is well
Dressed in morning’s tapestry of light
When the break of day overtakes the night
Oh…oh all is well

Oh all is well
When the winter moon lingers at the door
Today’s a gift so we can give some more
Oh…oh….oh…oh  all is well

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