Express it, Confess it, Embrace – a song about community / reaching out

I see you’re holdin’ quite the load

Can I walk beside you down this dusty road

See I know you’ve got a story

You know it never hurt no one to talk

 

Bridge:

But it seems like society

Keeps takin’ a step back from unity

We replace a face with another machine

And we praise advancement of technology

Chorus:

What would happen if we did life

Face to face

Express it, Confess it, Embrace

Take the time to touch

Take a chance and feel

Express it, Confess it, Embrace


You’ve gotta wanna sacrifice

Free up a hand o serve a brotha; realize

How love is the best investment

When you don’t always bank on a return

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Bridge

Chorus

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(Adlibs: Tell a cashier,”God loves you.”, send a letter in the mail, have a BBQ

Volunteer, spread some cheer, raise a hand & tell ’em what you’re goin’ thru)

Express it, Confess it, Embrace (x3 or 4)

music, song-writing, singing, guitar and the kitchen sink

i have this urge to write more songs, sing ’em, & learn chords to them on my black shiny 6-string. the urge to act on the art within won’t go away…not that i want it to. it fades from the front of my mind to the sides, & some days sinks to the bottom pleading with me all the while to let it out. what i struggle with is who i’m supposed to let it out to.

i’m writing, maybe posting it on my songs, poems or lyrics page. i’m singing it to my family (but usually to myself trying to perfect it in my mind – love those shower acoustics!). i may find chords to it, play it as best i can, & then wait. on what? i don’t know! i used to be able to bring a selection (cover or original) up to a song leader i knew & could collaborate with on it. i have no one like that here. i tried craigslist ads, but two ads that i responded to so far didn’t work out. i tried my church’s 2 bands, but one’s not open to recruiting & the other i’m meeting with in a few weeks…so we’ll see. i think they’re lookin’ to keep doing all covers w/the david crowder band pop worship theme & may need one more bgv (background vocalist).

my heart is open to whatever God wants. it really is. but it burns for outreach. i may try connecting w/other artists thru above grounds, but there are so many in austin, it can be overwhelming. it’s not that i need an audience. God has been my main audience for, goin’ on 3 yrs now. i just dont want to miss an opportunity to bless anyone he puts in my path…or to grow in my potential by working w/other talented artists.

for now… i’m waiting with as much patience as i can muster, i’m writng, i’m changing poopy diapers, i’m singing & dancing around the house, i’m doing dishes, i’m playing the same old chord progressions over & over while the laundry pile seems to reproduce before my eyes (ew, that was a strangely vulgar image), i’m making chicken spaghetti, i’m writing and singing lullabies. i’m running out of gas.

it makes my heart slow & my eyes fill when i think about it long. i so want to learn more, create more music & serve a lot more ~ with all i have. you’d think since he put ’em all in me, he’d show me how to get them out…these gifts he’s given. maybe someday soon.

i’m listening.