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This was a solo effort, recorded early last year. I just re-tracked the vocals. The bass and guitars are also me...and I'm NOT a guitarist. There are some bum guitar notes and the tone is borderline "toy" guitar. My band's guitarist is going to re-track the guitars, thankfully. The lyrics were mostly taken out of Psalms - some word for word, others paraphrased. Thanks for giving it a listen!
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EVERLASTING ©2008 Colin Hayes

O my God
Search me and know my heart
See if my ways
Are offensive
Lead me
In the way

Out of my depths
I cry out to You
Hear my voice
Let it reach Your ears
Give me faith
Give me peace
And stillness in my soul

From Your spirit, Lord
I cannot flee
If I'm in the depths
Or on the far side of the sea
You know when I sit
And when I rise
You perceive my thoughts;
See through my disguise
All my days
Ordained for me
Written in Your book
Before I came to be
So hold me in Your hands, I pray
Lead me in the way everlasting

I lift my eyes
To where my help comes from
It's You my Lord
Maker of earth and sky
Watch over me
For today and

You've got a destiny for me
You've got a purpose for my life
You got everything in Your control
And You know where I fall short
Yet You wash me white as snow
You give me hope
In this fallen world
This fallen world

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Roxylee said 3840 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Great idea, Colin
to sing Psalms or Psalm phrases. I keep thinking of doing that, and will sometime. Your guitar playing sounds fine to me. Great words and harmony. :-)
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Feter said 3840 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Man ...how on earth you been able to think of this ...wow ...
its a deep soulful rockin groove ...head bangin here ...it touched
my heart with the great lyrics and singing of yours ..very matured
kinda work ...the bass work is extemely coool ...you Rock !!!!!
thnx alot for the gem !!!!!
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caymanjazz said 3840 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
Another good song
I like the song melody but I really like the lyrics. Not your typical Christian lyrics. This is the type of witnessing young people need to hear. Great Job.
Thanks Mike
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Vic Holman said 3840 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
the bass says it all
what a great groove. I liked you kept it as a solo track with vocal in the beginning. when the guitars and drums come in it just goes up a notch. excellent song, I really like what you did here.
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cthayes said 3839 days ago (February 19th, 2009)
The Psalms are amazing. A lot of my lyrics have come from that book. Very raw and heart-felt writing (talking about David, not me). Like Mike alluded to, we don't really sound like a typical, modern CCM band. We've decided not to try to be something we're not. If we never "make it" (however that's defined), so be it. We just go where we're lead. Thanks for listening and for the kind words.
Check out my latest song called Jesus Came Down
echoroom said 3787 days ago (April 13th, 2009)
The vox on this are great - fragile, emotional, just the right effects (reminds me a little of Live, one of my fav bands). Great melodies, and nice lyric idea - 2 thumbs up!
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I'm fairly new to music (playing bass since June of '04 and guitar since '05), but have learned quickly...and still have a ton to learn. I'm the singer and bass player in a Christian rock band, Risen Son. Our debut CD, New Beginning, was released in ... [see more]

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