Tuesday’s Tunes ~ Health Care Style

I’ve always loved this song by John Reuben. His whole Boy vs. The Cynic cd is amazing lyrically.
So much good, deep stuff in it!!!! I thought this really applied considering what our governements been up to lately.
Enjoy!
Follow Your Leader
They’ve got me pinned against the wall

It’s political and predictable
Anything you say will be exaggerated and completely blown out of proportion
Ignore them if you can but I doubt you will
They’re out to control how people feel by pushing their agenda on your sub-conscience
While you’re unaware they start the brainwashing process
Time to call out the unwilling
The ones who need to be cut deep in order to have feeling
You’re not used to facing opposition
You’ve done all the talking now it’s time to listen
I understand you want to make a difference
Well you can start by sticking to your own business
You’re an entertaining man trying to be a politician
Stop abusing your position
Follow him follow them follow me follow you follow who
Follow your leader
Do you even know what you’re buying into
Before you follow your leader
It’s the blind leading the blind
Don’t be so eager to follow your leader
Know the truth before you try and turn me into a believer
And make me follow your leader
Conservative uptight right wing republican
Last time I checked I was none of them
But that’s the brush you want to paint me with taint me with
Some aim to please but you aim and miss
ADD maybe, but I can’t tune you out
I would change the station but your signal’s too loud
And you’re too proud to realize you’re a moron
Defend what you want whether it’s right or wrong
And this applies to both sides of the equation
Arrogant men in power sure are frustrating
On a pedestal you hear them ranting and raving
Proudly proclaiming what they know nothing about
I hear you talking loud but I will not allow
Tinsel Town to show me how to run my life
Sure you can sing and dance
But that don’t mean that you’re qualified to give America advice
There’s a snake bite in America’s skin from predators looking for causes to sink their teeth in
There’s a snake bite in the church’s skin from predators looking for causes to sink their teeth in
There’s a snake bite in the media’s skin from predators looking for causes to sink their teeth in
There’s a snake bite in the youth of America’s skin

Tuesday Tunes ~ I Can Only Imagine

Ok so I’m having some serious Mommy/Pregnancy brain today and cannot remember if I’ve posted this as a Tuesday Tune before. I tried to go back and look, but as you know I’m a blogging fool so wasn’t able to tell, lol.
In any event, this is one of the all time best songs ever, so even if I have before, it’s good to think about it again!!! I love the lyrics, every time I really stop and listen to them they make me want to cry. So awe inspiring!! I would love for this to be played at my funeral someday (happy thought right? LoL!!!)
But anyways, even if you’ve heard this song a billion times I hope you’ll still take the time to read through it and really think about the words!
I Can Only Imagine
By Mercy Me
I can only imagine
What it will be like
When I walk
By your side
I can only imagine
What my eyes will see
When your face
Is before me
I can only imagine
Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
I can only imagine
I can only imagine
When that day comes
And I find myself
Standing in the Son
I can only imagine
When all I will do
Is forever
Forever worship You
I can only imagine

Tuesday Tunes

Today I wanted to share with you my favorite hymn. I love the beautiful sound of it, and the words are so powerful. On crazy days like today it’s so precious to know that God is really truely with us “day by day”
Day By Day
Day by day, and with each passing moment,
Strength I find, to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best—
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.
Every day, the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He Whose Name is Counselor and Power;
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.
Help me then in every tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
Ever to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.

Tuesday Tunes

I have always loved vauge beautiful lyrics, I’m not sure why but there’s something about them that just draws me in. In my mind Nickel Creek is the best at these! I love their first cd and it’s one of my favorites of all time. Several of my favorite quotes are found in this song, which is one of my favorite off of the cd, expect to see lots more from them in future Tuesday Tunes!! This is a beautiful song, if you’ve never heard it hop on over to You Tube and listen!!!
“Reasons Why”
Where am I today? I wish that I knew
‘Cause looking around there’s no sign of you
I don’t remember one jump or one leap
Just quiet steps away from your lead
I’m holding my heart out but clutching it too
Feeling this short of a love that we once knew
I’m calling this home when it’s not even close
Playing the role with nerves left exposed
Standing on a darkened stage, stumbling through the lines
Others have excuses, but I have my reasons why
We get distracted by dreams of our own
But nobody’s happy while feeling alone
And knowing how hard it hurts when we fall
We lean another ladder against the wrong wall
And climb high to the highest rung, to shake fists at the sky
While others have excuses, I have my reasons why
With so much deception it’s hard not to wander away
It’s hard not to wander away
It’s hard not to wander away

Tuesday Tunes ~ O Holy Night

This is my favorite Christmas Carol ever! I love how it sounds and I love the words!!! Here’s a little bit of information I found out about the song that I thought was interesting:
The words and lyrics of the old carol ‘O Holy Night’ were written by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure in 1847. Cappeau was a wine seller by trade but was asked by the parish priest to write a poem for Christmas. He obliged and wrote the beautiful words of the hymn. He then realised that it should have music to accompany the words and he approached his friend Adolphe Charles Adams(1803-1856). He agreed and the music for the poem was therefore composed by Adolphe Charles Adams. Adolphe had attended the Paris conservatoire and forged a brilliant career as a composer. It was translated into English by John Sullivan Dwight (1812-1893).
Information found on this website.
O Holy Night
O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
It is the night of the dear Saviour’s birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
O’er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friends.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
And in his name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!

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This is probably my favorite or second favorite Christmas song ever!!! As a mom it really hits home, especially now that I’m pregnant again! I love the thoughts in it and it’s beautiful to listen to as well!
Joseph’s Lullaby
~ Mercy Me
Go to sleep my Son

This manger for your bed
You have a long road before You
Rest Your little head
Can You feel the weight of Your glory?
Do You understand the price?
Or does the Father guard
Your heart for now
So You can sleep tonight?
Go to sleep my Son
Go and chase Your dreams
This world can wait for one more moment
Go and sleep in peace
I believe the glory of Heaven
Is lying in my arms tonight
But Lord, I ask that He
for just this moment
Simply be my child
Go to sleep my Son
Baby, close Your eyes
Soon enough You’ll save the day
But for now, dear Child of mine
Oh my Jesus, Sleep tight

Tuesday Tunes

I love Christmas music! The good stuff that is. Although I’m a big fan of all the classic Christmas Carols,  I also love new Christmas songs when they’re done right. This one by Relient K is one of my all time favorites!! Such great and beautiful thoughts!
I Celebrate the Day
Deck the halls, Bruise Your Hands
~ Relient K
And with this Christmas wish is missed, the point I could convey,
If only I could find the words to say to let you know how much you’ve touched my life because,
Here is where you’re finding me on the exact same place as New Year’s Eve,
And from the lack of my persistancy we’re less than half as close as I want to be.
And the first time that you opened your eyes, did you realize that you would be my Savior?
And the first breath that left your lips, did you know that it would change this world forever?
And so this Christmas I’ll compare
The things I’ve felt in prior years
With what this midnight made so clear,
That you have come to meet me here.
To look back and think that this baby would one day save me,
And to hope that, that you were, that you were born so I might really live.
To look back and think that this baby would one day save me.
And the first time that you opened your eyes, did you realize that you would be my Savior?

And the first breath that left your lips, did you know that it would change this world forever?
And I, I celebrate the day,
That you were born to die,
So I could one day pray for you to save my life,
Pray for you to save my life.

Tuesday Tunes KJ style

Here’s today’s Tuesday Tunes!

This song is by KJ-52 (pronounced K J five two)
He’s actually considered a Christian rapper although to me being white and a Christian kinda nullifies that title, LoL!! His stuff doesn’t sound like “normal” rap at all! Which is why I love it! I also love it because he has some really great lyrics. The following is one of the clearest presentations of the different in being saved and unsaved that I’ve ever heard, hope you enjoy and that it makes you stop and think!

Life After Death
KJ-52
Behind the Musik

Got out of bed as the alarm started going off,

I rubbed my head with my arm it was the crack of dawn
I’m late for work and I really just hate my job
I kissed my wife goodbye and then I walked across my lawn
Got in the car out of the driveway
and I’m riding on the road by the mall past the highway that I’m flying on
it’s slow because of some guy that’s driving wrong
I’m getting mad because I’m wonder why it’s going on
Get out of the way! I just scream as I’m driving on
I hate my day and this way that it’s starting off

I change lanes and I thought I was pulling onto the main lane…
But just then I saw this Green Honda…..
It straight came
Next thing it was the window shattered
Felt the grave pain my body being bruised and battered
It all changed went black, then I knew I had it.

I coughed blood, breathed my last breath, that was it.

Whatcha going to do when there’s no time left?
Whatcha going to do when you take your last step?
Whatcha going to do when you breathe your last breath out of your chest and you find that there’s life after death?

Next thing I know everything just got real quite.
Opened my eyes, to my surprise it was real silent.
I realized that I had died and now it was my judgment
I’m standing before the Most High now, and all of a sudden,
He said to me “Why should I let you into my Heaven?”

I told God, “Well, really I’m a good person….”
He showed my life, all the times that I was sinning,
Every lie through every curse to every bad decision
Through every lie to every word there was nothing hidden
He showed how Christ died and with my life that I’d killed him
He showed time after time how I’d reject him
I never cared about the sacrifice that God had given
I never cared about my life or the way I lived it
And now I’ve died and it’s too late to be forgiven
Guilty of my crime I’m sentenced to eternal prison

It’s dark

I’m alone

I feel my flesh burning

Whatcha going to do when there’s no time left?
Whatcha going to do when you take your last step?
Whatcha going to do when you breathe your last breath out of your chest and you find that there’s life after death?

I got out of bed as the alarm started going off
I scratched my head and I yawned it was the crack of dawn.
I’m praying and I’m thanking God that I’ve got my job
I kiss my wife goodbye then I walk across the lawn
Got in the car out the driveway
And I’m riding on the road by the mall past the highway that I’m traveling on.
It’s slow because some guy was driving wrong, but I’m not mad I just wonder why it’s going on
I use the time to pray for my family and for my mom
I’m thanking God for the way my day is starting off

I change lanes and I thought I was pulling on to the main lane
But doesn’t that guy see my Green Honda?!?!

He straight came
Next thing it was the window shattered
Felt the grave pain my body being bruised and battered
It all changed went black, then I knew I had it.

I coughed blood, breathed my last breath, that was it.

Whatcha going to do when there’s no time left?
Whatcha going to do when you take your last step?
Whatcha going to do when you breathe your last breath out of your chest and you find that there’s life after death?

Next thing I know everything just got real quite.
Opened my eyes, to my surprise it was real silent.
I realized that I had died and now it was my judgment
I’m standing before the Most High now, and all of a sudden,
He said to me “Why should I let you into my Heaven?”

I told God, “I never was a good person”
He showed my life, all the times that I was sinning,
Every lie through every curse to every bad decision
Through every lie to every word there was nothing hidden
He showed when His son died and how that I’d killed Him
But He showed when I chose Christ and I didn’t reject Him
He showed the time when I took the love that God had given
And tried to serve Him through my life whenever I lived it
And now I’ve died but I thank God that I’m forgiven
He wiped the tears from my eyes as I cried and thanked Him
Cuz forever I’m going to be with Him just in Heaven.
Whatcha going to do when there’s no time left?
Whatcha going to do when you take your last step?
Whatcha going to do when you breathe your last breath out of your chest and you find that there’s life after death?