Birds Of Prey

by All Things Shine

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released July 31, 2012

All songs written by All Things Shine.
Recorded, Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Neil Engle at Goat Shed Recording Studio.

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Track Name: Captain
Scratching and fighting
for all that we feel
We're all nothing

(Do you know who you are?)

You're like a newborn child
for all that you seem to know
and I wonder
How many times that you have seen
into his heart

And I can see that every
one of us has forgotten
And because the Son
Is all about love,
He lifts us up on wings

Scratching and fighting for all that we feel
Repair our hearts and fill up our lungs
We need your grace and the pain it can heal
Show us your face

Just because the Son
Is all about love
(Just because the Son)
Our captain is the one who lifts us up on wings

This is your captain speaking
So hear me now,
and trust me, and I'll get you home
Get you home safe and sound
This is your captain speaking
So hear me now

So hear me now!

Am I all alone? I can't seem to hear you
I feel so lost
Turned upside down, I don't know the way
Please get me home safe and sound

Scratching and fighting for all that we feel
Repair our hearts and fill up our lungs
We need your grace and the pain it can heal
Show us your face
Track Name: Against The Night
I could not turn away from the light
Although it blinded my eyes (It blinded!)
It burned my heart
And it burned my heart (It burns!)

Do not stare at me for I am dark,
I am darkened by the sun (I cannot turn away)

It's just the beginning!

Arise - the season of singing has just begun
Arise - throw open, throw open the doors

Here in pain we grow ever stronger
I can see your face against the night

Oh how you make, you make me feel alive
Lift up your eyes, this strength will carry us on

Until He gives us rest,
this is the best we have -
From the depths of pain comes the answer
The sick and the living, they cry out together

Against the night, your face is brighter
Against the night, the way seems clearer

This is who we are
(Against the night)
This - who we are
(Against the night)

Take my hand (take my hand)
The sky reflects in your eyes
Take my hand (take my hand)
Because this is who we are

Oh!
This is how you make me feel
(I'm alive)
Oh!
I'm alive
(Who we are)

(Oh how you make me feel
Oh how you make me feel alive)
So far away, I'm
still shouting out your name
So far away, in this heart of mine
Track Name: The Take Over
You build it up, and I'll tear it down
We cannot get anywhere like this
You place the blame (You place the blame)
I'll curse your name, now there's no end in sight
Disaster will cover this land
and you would rather be right
than stand as one
Than stand as one! (Misguided, you're wrong)
And you would rather be right
than stand as one

And now it's time for you to let go
Your fears will never keep their hold on you
Never think they have an edge,
remember what you are
You are not alone

The time has come
to let go of your fear
(Let go of your terror)

It's time to comprehend this gift we have
A silver bullet, the solution is at hand
This vision's full of promise, I won't let it go
So take my hand, our only strength comes when we're one

There is none too young
to be a conductor of His message
Wisdom is a gift of God,
not an earned privilege of old age

This is the take over!

And now it's time for you to let go
Your fears will never keep their hold on you
(They'll never keep their hold)
Never think they have an edge,
remember what you are
You are not alone
Track Name: Straight Forward
How many are the ones
who stand against me?
You say you understand
But do you know better
Which lines to cut (which lines to cut)
Which lines to cut?

Oh!
(But do you know better which lines to cut?)

I reach out my hands
But they're holding nothing
Would you be the one to take me
To take me higher

I'd agree with you
but then we'd both be wrong

I hope this is not
the way that they see me now
My faults spiraling

Closed doors (closed doors)
No way out (no way out)
These doors shut in my face

And am I so different than him?
Don't tell me your way is right
I don't see the lines here
Just mistakes and the lives they took

I reach out my hands
But they're holding nothing
Would you be the one to take me
To take me higher

In the dark we struggle to find a way
Yet a still small voice recalls (voice recalls)
He gave me His blade (a sacrifice)
He gave us His blood

We are the warriors!
We march straight forward!

(we march)
(we march)
(we march)
(we march)
Track Name: Search The Silence
We built our towers of safety so high,
now Hope is gone
to mourn alone in the silence
Now our hearts are growing harder as
the warmth of her bed is fading
Since she has left us all

My last notes, they echo on empty walls
I wonder, have you left me to the birds of prey?
I'm hearing wings in the clouds,
but still no sign of a coming rescue
from the weight of the night

Are you out there?
I search the silence
for the sound of her heart
still beating, beating still

My last notes, they echo on empty walls
I wonder, have you left me to the birds of prey?
And in the quiet I look to the sky,
no sign of a coming rescue
from the weight of the night

If I gave you all that was left,
would you break my heart again?
God, I've made this such a mess,
and I can't let go of it

If I gave you all that was left,
would you make me whole again?
God, this world is such a mess,
and I am through with it...
Track Name: At The End
Climb the highest mountain,
there's a fire burning at its peak
Set your face to the wind
The real man will see the light again
Only he will face the sun

If it takes more then this to win,
don't wait for me at the end
If you were the light then my world is dead
Don't wait for me at the end

(Oh, my heart!)
My heart grows cold
I never thought that I would be the one
So broken, alone
Hope abandoned this corner
When I am terrified
Stranded miles from home

I'm calling you out!
Right now, right now
I'm calling you out!
Feel the strength of my voice
straight through your soul

There is more to this
than meets the eye
I see the work of hope
I see the work of hope

I've seen an old man straighten his back and walk towards the truth,
I've seen an outstretched hand
A broken heart held open to the light
Who could give so much out of nothing?
What strength is there for the broken?
And where am I in the midst of your glory,
when my plans to save myself have failed?
You once said you could pull me
from a deeper grave than I could dig,
but are you still there?

If it takes more then this to win,
don't wait for me at the end
If you were the light then my world is dead

Cold is the night
(Cold is the night)
Cold is the night,
will you stand by my side?

Heaven knows
there's not much left here
Heaven knows
there's not much left

Not a breath is left inside me
I've been screaming myself to sleep
But can't stay under for long for fear that the nightmares
will snatch my hopes from me
I can't drown out this many whispers
that have laid claim to my heart and mind
So come and save me quickly,
for I fear there's not much time

Heaven knows
there's not much left here
Heaven knows
there's not much left
Heaven knows
there's not much left here
Heaven knows
there's not much left