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Lay Down Your Life
Words and music: Danielle Egnew
©® 2000 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

Come rest your head on my shoulder.
It's alright, close your eyes
Curl up and hang upon my coat rack,
the armor that you wear outside

Just let you bubble to the surface,
show me that childlike smile,
Don't be afraid of your own purpose,
stay and be still for awhile...

CHORUS
Lay down your life
Lay down your life;
Lay down your life...with me.
With me.

Nuzzle tighter and demolish
the walls erected in your youth
Inside the rubble, spit and polished,
stands the spirit of your truth

Shining brighter than the waters,
with a tongue that speaks in flames,
Your heart could not burn any hotter--
Why does your passion cause you pain?

CHORUS
Lay down your life
Lay down your life;
Lay down your life...with me.
With me.

You're breathing slows and you are sleeping,
wrapped around me with your wings
And I can see just what you're keeping
inside your mind with all your things...

You are fulfilled, you are at rest.
You are weak-willed, but at your best.
You are the safest that you've been
as long as you remember when.

You are so full of raw desire.
You are alive, you feel inspired
You're thawing out, you're kicking in.
You've wrapped into me through my skin

Where do you stop, and I begin?
Where do you stop, and I begin?
Where do you stop, and I begin?
Where do you stop, when will you...

CHORUS X 2
Lay down your life
Lay down your life;
Lay down your life --

When will you
Lay down your life
Lay down your life;
Lay down your life...with me.
With me.

With me.



What Are You Thinking Now
Words and music: Holly Hoagland Shawver
©® 2000 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

A lock of my hair kept in your drawer,
what are you doing that for,
when you know I'm never coming home?

Trying so hard to save face,
it's made my life a rat race,
when my heart just really needed to roam.

CHORUS
What are you thinking now, wanting me to love you
When I am learning how to take me off my shelf
What are you thinking now, wanting me to love you
When I am learning how to love myself.

The box that you keep upon your shelf,
the one in which you hide yourself,
walls so tall and narrow I can't breathe.

What used to be my security,
now it binds and gags me,
I pray that God will let me leave in peace.

CHORUS
What are you thinking now, wanting me to love you
When I am learning how to take me off my shelf
What are you thinking now, wanting me to love you
When I am learning how to love myself.

With fear in my heart, my sorrow grows,
I'm leaving everything I know, world
so huge it's overwhelming me.

Naked I stand to start my life,
no longer anything to hide,
the secret me I never wanted to see.

CHORUS x 2
What are you thinking now, wanting me to love you
When I am learning how to take me off my shelf
What are you thinking now, wanting me to love you
When I am learning how to love myself.


The One
Words and music: Danielle Egnew
©® 2000 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

You were the driven
The one who cleared the trail
And you were so busy
You had no time to fail
But somewhere in your choices
You left yourself behind
And in your shoes stepped someone
Whose goal was to survive

CHORUS

And you are the one
To paint and use the sky
And I have become
The chance that passed you by

You woke up one day
And tried on your old shoes
The ones you had given
The other you to use
And somewhere in your struggling
To lace them to the top
You broke through the holes in their worn soles
Where 40 years were lost

CHORUS
And you are the one
To paint and use the sky
And I have become
The chance that passed you by

You sit in silence
And listen to your heart
And you did not realize
That's where you end and start
And somewhere in your travels
You figured out today
That you are the goal that is worth the long haul
not what you do or you say

CHORUS x 2
And you are the one
To paint and use the sky
And I have become
The chance that passed you by


Faith
Words and music: Holly Hoagland Shawver
©® 2000 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

Dance to the beat of a different drum and never worry if you skip a beat
'cause you'll always find the way back to the place you're s'posed to be,
anyway--
It's all a part of a big plan that some call heaven and hell--
And others take for granted...

CHORUS
Faith, where do you get yours?
Is it from an old musty book in your parents' drawer?
Faith, where do you get yours?
It's His grace that saves us a space in the place of our Lord
.

You can live in some little box, with walls all built of rules:
Do not lie, do not cheat, do not sleep with Mrs. Steal--
You don't have to see yourself, just look in your little book, and it will
tell you how to act, no self searching, just the facts...

CHORUS
Faith, where do you get yours?
Is it from an old musty book in your parents' drawer?
Faith, where do you get yours?
It's His grace that saves us a space in the place of our Lord
.

And so we dance to the beat of a different drum and never worry
if we skip a beat 'cause we'll always find the way back to the
place we're s'posed to be, anyway--
It's all a part of a big plan that some call heaven and hell--
And others take for granted...

CHORUS x 2
Faith, where do you get yours?
Is it from an old musty book in your parents' drawer?
Faith, where do you get yours?
It's His grace that saves us a space in the place of our Lord
.


Kaycee's Song
Words and music: Holly Hoagland Shawver
©® 2000 / Ave Vox Punlishing / ASCAP

Do-do-do-doo-do-do-do-do...do-doo-do

There are times when I wonder what you used to be like
Before life reached out and slapped your hands.
Where you running through fields, with your arms flailing freely,
were you laughing with the wind?

CHORUS
Look out your window, I'm smilling at you
Can you come out and play with me?
Do you remember you're beautiful
Before life got in your way
Before life got in your way...

Do-do-do-doo-do-do-do-do...do-doo-do

Now I stand face to face with your sheets of armor
That I placed on you, piece by piece
I know the weight slowed you down,
made you weary and displaced you, but
with God --you are strong...

CHORUS
Look out your window, I'm smilling at you
Can you come out and play with me?
Do you remember you're beautiful
Before life got in your way
Before life got in your way...

Do-do-do-doo-do-do-do-do...do-doo-do

There are times when I wonder what I used to be like
Before life reached out and slapped my hands
Was I running through fields, with my arms flailing freely,
was I laughing with the wind?

CHORUS x 2
Look out your window, I'm smilling at you
Can you come out and play with me?
Do you remember you're beautiful
Before life got in your way
Before life got in your way...


Are You Afraid
Words and music: Danielle Egnew
©® 2000 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

Are you afraid of kindness, think you don't deserve a bit?
Are you afraid of closeness, blame your partners when they quit?
Are you afraid of vices, that they'll call you from your pit?
Are you afraid of knowing, that you can get over it?

CHORUS
Are you afraid of the dark?
Mama, read me stories, and hide me from the moon.
Are you afraid you might spark?
Ignite desire, burn that fire,
chase you from your room --
your room.

Are you afraid to notice, you're the one who could be wrong?
Are you afraid to realize, you've been running for so long?
Are you afraid to wake up, and your childhood is gone?
Are you afraid to realize, you've left no one to carry on?

CHORUS
Are you afraid of the dark?
Mama, read me stories, and hide me from the moon.
Are you afraid you might spark?
Ignite desire, burn that fire,
chase you from your room --
your room.

Are you afraid to wake up, and some one else has lived your life?
Are you afraid to wake up, and you've a vampire for a wife?
Are you afraid to wake up, to find you've pawned your soul for lies?
Are you afraid to wake up, and look into your own dead eyes?

CHORUS
Are you afraid of the dark?
Mama, read me stories, and hide me from the moon.
Are you afraid you might spark?
Ignite desire, burn that fire,
chase you from your room --
your room.


You're Mine
Words and music: Danielle Egnew
©® 2000 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

What is your name, what is your name, your there?
Do you live in a place where the light doesn't shine?
Do you find a fancy in dancing with the lifeless?
Does it terrify you that you know you're mine?

What is your game, what is your game, you there?
Do your cover up your eyes when you dive right in?
Do you laugh so loud that you hear your own screaming?
Do you feel me in your soul like the prick of a pin?

CHORUS

You're mine, mine, mine, all mine--all mine
I'm going to love you no matter how you run,
day or night time.
You're mine, mine, mine, all mine--all mine
I'm a jealous lover when it comes to running cover
over my bride.

What are your thoughts, what are your thoughts, you there?
Do you talk in the dark when you're all alone?
Do you live in a room with no doors or no windows?
Does it terrify you that I know you're home?

CHORUS
You're mine, mine, mine, all mine--all mine
I'm going to love you no matter how you run,
day or night time.
You're mine, mine, mine, all mine--all mine
I'm a jealous lover when it comes to running cover
over my bride.

What are your fears, what are your fears, you there?
Will you please lift your eyes so you look in mine?
You're not alone and you never will be--
I'll shine brilliantly inside you 'til the end of time.


CHORUS
x 2
You're mine, mine, mine, all mine--all mine
I'm going to love you no matter how you run,
day or night time.
You're mine, mine, mine, all mine--all mine
I'm a jealous lover when it comes to running cover
over my bride.


Invisible
Words and music: Danielle Egnew
©® 2000 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

I am the hopeful,
in a place that doesn't know hope at all,
in a life that can't go forward,
I spin with good intentions.

I am the trusting,
in the palms of the hands that are rusting,
in a life that's washing shoreward,
a shell of my own invention.

CHORUS
You touch everyone around me,
I'm exploding in a vacuum
I don't want to take up space,
I am the scrapbook in your back room
And you laugh as you look past me,
when you ask me why I'm cynical...
I'm just invisible
I'm just invisible.

I am the smiling,
patient for the right timing,
take a number and they'll
call me, I'll wait while you go in.

I am the loving,
and I don't need you to hover above me,
I have faith in your abilities --
be proud in your own skin.

CHORUS
You touch everyone around me,
I'm exploding in a vacuum
I don't want to take up space,
I am the scrapbook in your back room
And you laugh as you look past me,
when you ask me why I'm cynical...
I'm just invisible
I'm just invisible.

Bridge
I have tracks up my back that should've been my lover's scratches,
and a ring on my finger that is nothing but a stain,
I come home at night, and emptiness, it kisses me with passion,
and my cup is overflowing bitter nectar in your name...

I am the wishing,
by the side of the well that has long run dry,
but I will keep believing,
I spin with good intentions.

I am the dreaming,
and I wander asleep with wide open eyes,
a vision that's deceiving,
a shell of my own invention.

CHORUS
You touch everyone around me,
I'm exploding in a vacuum
I don't want to take up space,
I am the scrapbook in your back room
And you laugh as you look past me,
when you ask me why I'm cynical...
I'm just invisible
I'm just invisible
I'm just invisible
I'm just invisible.


Duality
Words and music: Danielle Egnew
©® 2000 / Ave Vox Publishing / ASCAP

Don't call me and tell me that you aren't coming home,
I'm tired of your indecisive manner.
I'm trying so hard to be just and understanding,
but you lack balance in your demeanor.
You see only sights past the tip of your nose,
your feelings change depending on the weather.
So caught up in the moment of what's going on,
What happens when your moments are over?

CHORUS
You want security
You want fidelity
You can't give back to me any of these things you need
You're on the high road back
Until the next attack--
Duality inside a blender
Your fear is your worst offender.

Don't kiss my and tell me that you can't live without me,
and spend week after week out of my arms.
Don't send me those letters where your guts flow right over,
you know I'm helpless to all your charms.
You know that I love you, but you're wearing me thin,
hopping from one pole to the other,
So caught up in the moment of what's going on,
What happens when your moments are over?

CHORUS
You want security
You want fidelity
You can't give back to me any of these things you need
You're on the high road back
Until the next attack--
Duality inside a blender
Your fear is your worst offender.

Bridge
You want a home to lay your heart in
You gotta lay down your heart for home to start with
You've made an art of old fence riding...
What exactly is it that you're hiding?

Don't buy me a ticket to your world at your comfort--
I don't want to visit your life.
I want to be part of your everyday excitement and support,
owning that antiquated title "Your Wife".
You know that I love you but I'm spinning my wheels,
I'm running out of advice to share.
So caught up in the moment of just what is your deal--
What happens when you look up and I'm not there?

CHORUS x 2
You want security
You want fidelity
You can't give back to me any of these things you need
You're on the high road back
Until the next attack--
Duality inside a blender
Your fear is your worst offender.


Are You Happy
Words and music: Danielle Egnew
©® 2000 / Ave Vox Publishing/ ASCAP

Are you happy now with your life?
Can you finally be the good wife?
Are you happy now with your life--
Now that I'm gone?

Are you happy now with your heart?
Now that you're finally back where you started--
Are you happy now with your heart
Now that we've parted...

CHORUS
Blue eyes turn to grey
Stare in the sunset and watch me pull away
Blue eyes turn to grey
I hope you lay warm in the bed that you've made

Are you happy now with that kiss?
When that tongue runs past your lips,
Are you happy now with that kiss?
Do you still tremble?

Are you happy now with that space?
Now that our music echoes in places,
Are you happy now in that space
That you've created?

CHORUS
Blue eyes turn to grey
Stare in the sunset and watch me pull away
Blue eyes turn to grey
I hope you lay warm in the bed that you've made

Are you happy now with your soul?
Now that I've helped make you whole,
Are you happy now with your soul
Now that I'm missing?

Are you happy now with your God,
And when you pray, do you find it odd
That He sees in you that spot
Where I've been living?

CHORUS x 2
Blue eyes turn to grey
Stare in the sunset and watch me pull away
Blue eyes turn to grey
I hope you lay warm in the bed that you've made


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