Joy-Tunes

I like to plunk on the piano, and every once and a while I write songs. Here’s a few if you care to listen.

Cover of Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran:

Joel and Joy Singing

Image (c) Lancia E. Smith – http://www.lanciaesmith.com

Hello, dear readers!

Just last week, Joel and I released our EP, and were graced with a delightful release party. We are filled up with gladness and thankfulness for all the people that came. If you want to see pictures of the event, look at the Two Benedictions Facebook page.

Due to several requests, I have copied out the lyrics to each track of the EP in this post. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Buy the EP here.

Track One:

Diabolical Love Song

Well, there’s nothing wrong with singing a love song.

There’s nothing diabolical in a tune I wrote for you.

I know sometimes I will miss the notes and get it wrong,

But I hope you get the gist that I love you.

Well there’s nothing wrong with singing a love song.

Sometimes words just can’t explain

All the things I want to tell you.

And these words have kept me company all along,

So I guess I’ll sing it now, that I love you.

Chorus:

Bridge:

I wanna get the lyrics right,

I’ve been awake to make it right all night.

This is what I’ve meant to say all along,

That there’s nothing wrong with singing a love song to you.

Well there’s nothing wrong with singing a love song,

There’s nothing diabolical in this tune I wrote for you.

And I know sometimes I will miss the notes and get it wrong,

but I hope you get the gist that I love you.

Track Two:

Blind

Sometimes I think we make love much harder than it has to be.

Sometimes I think that I just need to set my spirit free.

Sometimes I think if my eyes were a little wider,

That I’d open them to find you next to me.

Chorus:

But if love is so easy then why can I never find

A soul that breathes easy when its standing next to mine?

Is it patience or breeding or skill of another kind?

Sometimes I think, sometimes I think, sometimes I think I must be blind.

Sometimes I think that love just needs an open mind.

Sometimes I think it is only a matter of seek and find.

Sometimes I think if I tried just a little harder

I could barter it to make someone seem fine.

Chorus.

Bridge:

Am I a snob or a prude or aloof or just scared?

Am I a flirt or too strong or too underprepared?

Or maybe I’m crazy for thinking someone could love me for me.

Sometimes I think I make love much harder than it has to be.

Sometimes I think that I just need to set my spirit free.

Track Three:

Jezebel

Ahab:

A tear was shed when she was born,

A rose that grew up through the thorns she was to me.

A stately air of majesty,

Veiled in angry tragedy,

A heart of lovely tyranny,

I felt the dark within me when I fell for my Jezebel.

Had eyes of green and grey,

A stormy gaze that hides away an ominous gale.

She’d take you out into the sea of her magnificent misery,

Her crashing waves of memory,
Her fury growing darker in the swell of my Jezebel.

She said…

Jezebel:

Ahab you and I were meant for bigger things than this,

Our lives are stretched before us deep and wide.

We’re like those epic characters crossing the abyss,

The one’s who make it to the other side.

Don’t you know with me beside you

That the world is for the taking,

And my heart is for the breaking?

And I’ve broken it for you.

Ahab:

I remember Eli said to me,

“Listen to me carefully and listen to me well.

She’s taken all your love away,

I’m begging you to break out of this dangerous spell.”

Well I realize that I am lost,

But I counted up the cost that only time will tell.

And I will walk into that night,

Until there’s nothing staring back,

No one who can rescue me,

Or save me from this captivating hell: My Jezebel.

Track Four:

Come Back to Me

Joel:

Well I’ve spent a lot of my life burnin’ bridges,

Cutting all the ties that bind.

But somewhere in the things that I’ve forgotten,

I realize you were one I just can’t seem to find.

You know the distance in between us doesn’t mean a thing to me.

I just hope somewhere inside that you are there.

Maybe someday when you’re out walking out along an angry sea,

You will feel my desperate whisper in the air.

Chorus:

Come back to me!

I know it isn’t easy to come back to me.

There isn’t any reason you’d come back to see

The way that I have turned around and tried to be a better man.

Come back to me.

Come back to me.

Joy:

Well I’ve spent a lot of my life buildin’ bridges

To span the empty chasm of my heart.

But I’ve never known a bridge to cross the Ocean,

And these waves are dragging both of us apart.

You know the distance in between us doesn’t mean a thing to me,

I just hope somewhere inside that you are there.

Sometimes when I’m out walking on the edge along the sea,

I can feel your gentle whisper in the air.

Chorus.

Bridge:

Joy:

All I want is to come back to you and start anew.

All I want is you to want me to come back to you.

Joel:

I don’t want to make no excuses,

I know we have to live with our choices,

But these voices in my head won’t leave me alone,
Telling me there’s a fool’s chance maybe you’ll come back home.

If it’s a fool you need me to be,

I’d be it gladly, cause’ you see I ain’t never gonna be free,

Until you…

Chorus.

Come back to me.

Come back to me.

Track Five:

Sun of Man

Summer sun and summer wind,

Full of light and innocence.

Grass was bent in reverence

In wonder of the sight.

Beautiful naivety

We were fearless, we were free,

Dancing forth in reverie

into the rising light.

Chorus:

Oh glorious sun!

Where have you gone? Where have you run?

Oh, beautiful man!

Can you rise with the sun and save us again?

Save us again?

Fingers running through my hair,

bear the weight of every care.

Grace it wrestles with despair,

this doubt and memory.

Wrinkled brow and clouded mind.

Faded memories inside.

Darkness comes, I cannot hide.

I cry myself to sleep.

Chorus.

In the glory of my youth,

With a name I never knew,

Seeds of mercy and of truth were growing within me.

Grass is withering away.

Flowers rise and flowers fade.

In the darkness and the shade I’m whispering your name.

Chorus.

Save us again (x8).

Image (c) Lancia E. Smith - www.lanciaesmith.com

Image (c) Lancia E. Smith – http://www.lanciaesmith.com

Image (c) Lancia E. Smith - www.lanciaesmith.com

Image (c) Lancia E. Smith – http://www.lanciaesmith.com

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