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ALL SONGS BY WHITEHEART

 

LYRICS FROM WHITEHEART 
DON'T WAIT FOR THE MOVIE 1987 ALBUM

 Fly Eagle Fly


From the album "Don't Wait For The Movie"

You've lost the hope, You've lost the green
The fire has left your dream
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
Faith is a bird and it's wings are his holy word..

(Chorus)

Fly Eagle Fly
Hold your head high
Soar upon the spirit wind
Oh Fly Eagle Fly
Up into the sky
Ride the golden wings of morning

And there is hope that won't pass away
It's the power of the anti-grey
You may grow weak, weary and worn
But he'll make you strong
For he's the lord of the endless one

(Chorus)

Fly Eagle Fly
Hold your head high
Soar upon the spirit wind
Oh Fly Eagle Fly
Up into the sky
Ride the golden wings of morning
Fly Eagle Fly

(Repeat Chorus Twice More)

 

LYRICS FROM WHITEHEART 
FREEDOM 1989 ALBUM



Sing Your Freedom

Let's come out and say the truth
Living can be a fight
Sometimes you find yourself wandering down
The cold winter streets of your life
When you're a prisoner of the time
And the darkness is closing in
With all of your heart you've got to rely
On the song that is hidden within
The song that cries out to begin

(Chorus)
Sing your freedom, freedom, freedom
Sing your freedom, freedom, freedom
Let the song of your faith come alive

Like a cool wind that flows
From a valley unseen
Out of the depths of a trembling heart
You find yourself starting to sing
Listen to your own words
It's the power of what you believe
Let the chorus build louder and louder
And shatter the blackness and pain
Let it rise like a healing flame

(Chorus)
Sing your freedom, freedom, freedom
Sing your freedom, freedom, freedom
Sing your freedom, freedom, freedom
Let the song of your faith come alive

Can't lock up the truth
Or chain our beliefs
Can't drown out the song
Of those who are free

(Chorus)



Set The Bridge On Fire 

(Chorus)
Break out of the dark land you live in
Set the bridge on fire
Cross over the deep and troubled water
Set the bridge on fire

Take a long hard look all around you
Is this the Promised Land
At first it always seems so alluring
But see the trouble you're in
Storm clouds are building
There's a shadow across your heart
Hard thunder rolling
Why would you ever choose to go this way again

(Chorus)

You've made this journey over and over
It's got to come to an end
Now you stand at the bridge of decision
Between two different lands
Let the Spirit guide you
He'll give you strength to step across
Then burn the bridge behind you
So you'll never ever go that way again

(Double chorus)
Break out of the dark land you live in
Set the bridge on fire
Cross over the deep troubled water
Set the bridge on fire
Stand up for the truth you believe in
It is a higher power
Strike back with the bright torch of freedom
Set the bridge on fire

(Repeat double chorus)


Over Me 

Caught in a summer rain
But I don't run for cover
I stand out in the shower
Rain running over me
I could stay for hours
And though the sky is dark
And there's a shadow on the land
The rain comforts me
It is the touch of His hand

(Chorus)
I feel His love pouring down over me
Warm healing waters that set me free
Safe in the arms of eternity
Held by the wonder and mystery
Over me
Over me
Over me

Know that I'm not dreaming
It's real what I'm feeling
Mercy flowin' down
A rainbow of new meaning
It is a holy sign
That there's Someone up above
So now I open my heart
In the shower of His love

(Chorus)
I feel His love pouring down over me
Warm healing waters that set me free
Safe in the arms of eternity
Held by the wonder and mystery
Over me
Over me
Oh my Lord, I do believe
That You gave
Gave it all
Over me

Love is pouring down over me
I feel His mercy flowing over me
Oh, the wonder and mystery
How His love pours over me


Let The Kingdom Come 

I'm layin' down my crown
Yes, I'm layin' down my crown
Lord, I'm layin' it down
And praying let Your will be done
Lord, I'm layin' down my crown
Let the Kingdom come

'Cause I'm so tired and weary
Yes, I'm so tired and weary
Lord, I'm weary and hurtin'
From the back breakin' burden of my crown
My soul is bone weary
Oh, let the Kingdom come

Well, I crowned myself king
Yeah, I crowned myself king
But I didn't see the trouble
The heartache and the sorrow it would bring
Now I'm broken and willing
And lookin' for my King

King of glory enter in
Sear my heart with love's burning flame
Oh, let Your will be done
Let the Kingdom come

Oh, I'm layin' down my crown
Let the Kingdom come



Invitation 

I told you once
I told you twice
But I sense your hesitance at taking my advice
I see you wanting to get involved
You are invited but you must return the call

It's a big decision
And I know the feeling
'Cause I been there before
It takes believing
And a heart that's willing

(Chorus)
You got an invitation
He sent me here to let you know
Paradise is waiting
He's made your reservation
Now tell me don't you want to go
To paradise?

It's not going to be
A stock event
You see the invitations have all been heaven sent
(It's) come one, come all but unlike most
You can't crash this party 'cause you've got to know the host

The only way that you can
Be sure that you're in
When it's time to go
It takes believing
And a heart that's willing

(Repeat chorus)

It's a big decision
Go on and follow that feeling
'Cause it's almost time to go
It takes believing
So if your heart is willing

(Chorus)

(Repeat chorus)


Bye Bye Babylon 

Walking back through history
To the mighty city
I put my feet on the streets of Babylon
The gold and glitter
Towering wonder
It's all within the walls of Babylon
Strength and security
Comfort and safety
What could be better than living in Babylon
But their strength was just an illusion
Now this city lies in broken ruins

(Chorus)
Bye, bye, bye Babylon
This monument to pride is gone
Bye, bye, bye Babylon
God was not your strength and song
Good-bye Babylon

Rocket ride through time and space
It's 2088
They're diggin' around in the dust of what we've done
Now people study me
I'm a part of history
Oh, did we leave them another Babylon
Is there evidence of spiritual revival
Or did we leave a land of broken idols

(Chorus)
Bye, bye, bye Babylon
Is our monument the Holy One
Bye, bye, bye Babylon
If God is not our strength and song
It's good-bye Babylon

(Repeat chorus)

 

LYRICS FROM WHITEHEART 
POWERHOUSE 1990 ALBUM



Powerhouse

You don't need to be a wizard
To see it's a dangerous world
We're living in a desert
Everywhere the people get burned
So where do we go now
To follow our heart's desire
To make our faith stronger
And lift us out of the fire

(Chorus)
To the powerhouse
The power (come to the powerhouse)
The powerhouse
We need the powerhouse
Come to the powerhouse

Brothers and sisters
Oh, I'm gonna meet you there
You know there's strength in numbers
When we come to the house of prayer
We're not looking for weapons
We are looking only for love
We've come to hear a message
Let the Word rain down from above

Powerhouse
The powerhouse (come to the powerhouse)
The powerhouse
We need the powerhouse
Come to the powerhouse



Nailed Down 


You're looking good
Living like you should
The all-American dream
You talk the walk
But do you walk the talk
It's getting frayed around the seams
Oh you're in control
Got your hand upon the wheel
Made all the plans
Still you don't understand
The touch of madness that you feel

Everything you do sure does matter
Oh there is no little sin
Everything would be a whole lot better
If you gave it all up to Him

(Chorus)
Nailed down
Get it nailed down
Get it nailed down
Stop the turn of the merry-go-round
And get it nailed down
Don't you know that's where freedom can be found
Nailed down

Hard to believe
Those little things
Put such a weight upon your heart
You've seen them all before
They're coming back for more
Hammer them down before they start

Everything you do sure does matter
That's why He suffered all that pain
He wants to make your life a whole lot better
That's the reason He came

(Repeat chorus)

He wants to make your life a whole lot better
That's the reason He came



Messiah 

You're looking at me
With those dark wounded eyes
You say "Why do we fight like this"
I got no reply
You say "Save me this argument
Save me this grief"
I haven't got the heart to say
I can't even save myself
We're in a jungle of words
But one thing is clear
If it's up to either one of us
We'll never ever get out of here

We need a leader, a lover
A pillar of fire
We need a teacher, a healer
Oh, can't you see

(Chorus)
We need a Messiah
We need a Messiah
We need a Messiah
Oh, we need a Messiah

They're talking homeless and poor
They're talking animal rights
See all the Hollywood daffodils
Blooming in the TV lights
They say, "Save the forests, save the whales
Save them all by telemail"
Some of them believe in the latest cause
Some of them just see another curtain call
And me I got this sick kind of feeling inside
I'm starting to think about all of my pride
Do we know
When are we gonna see
That the power to change
Has got to come from something
Greater than you and me

We need a leader, a lover
A pillar of fire
We need a teacher, a healer
Oh, can't you see

(Repeat chorus)



Independence Day

listen to our declaration
listen to out testament
we've been givin a revelation
we are sure of where we stand
so let the banner be unfurled
we've found the light of hope in a dying world

hear the myth of modern man
you're the god of your land
they call you weak a spineless fool
they say you've given up your right to rule
but I've been to the land of me
and I know I was never free
freedom cam when I gave it all away

that's why I call it Independence day
call it independence day
let the rockets blaze across the sky
raise the flag of faith up high
let the doubters call it what they may
it's independence day

the world can crown another hundred kings
but I believe in the better dreams
they may call it slavery
but the biggest chain I knew was me
so let the idols tumble down
the walls of lies crumble to the ground
I know where salvation can be found
let the idols tumble down

so join us in the celebration
it's the birth of a holy nation
as people of light we are proud to say
its independence day



Desert Rose 

lost in a windswept land
in a world of shifting sand
a fragile flower stands apart
and there in that barren ground
you feel like the only one
trying to serve Him with all your heart
and you wonder, wonder
can you last much longer
this cloud you are under
will it cover you

CHORUS

desert rose, desert rose
don't you worry, don't be lonely
heaven knows, heaven knows
in a dry and weary land
a flower grows
His desert rose
desert rose

sometimes holiness
can seem like emptiness
when you feel the whole world's
laughing eyes
but if it's a lonely day
know you're on the Father's way
He will hear you when you cry
and He will hold you, hold you
your Father will hold you
He will love you, love you
for the things you do

repeat chorus



Answer The Call 

Hear a whisper in the night
See a distant burning light
That you cannot explain
Oh, you try to shut it out
Cover it up with all your doubts
But it won't go away
Answer the call, answer the call

Got a knock upon the door
Getting loud, you can't ignore
A voice is calling your name
Don't you live in the status quo
Don't you go where you always go
It's crying out for change
Answer the call, answer the call

Call it inspiration, call it revelation
Call it anything at all
But burning deep in you
Is something you have gotta do
So answer, answer the call

Now the path is there to take
Now the choice is there to make
Don't let the vision fade
You'd be living in the dark
Running away from your own heart
If you just turned away
Answer, answer the call

It may be the inner city
Maybe your own family
The mission field may lie in you
But you know the Word is true
And it's staring back at you
So answer, answer the call

The message is for you
So whatever you do
Answer, answer the call


LYRICS FROM WHITEHEART 
TALES OF WONDER

1992


Vendetta

Count the locks upon your door
Guess Beaver doesn't live here anymore
A gun for me, a gun for you
Now they're killing people for their tennis shoes
Young and old share the fear
A violent streak is running everywhere
It's hard to say how it got this way
Feel the anger burning
Holy anger rising up in you
What should we do

(Chorus)
Vendetta against the raging world
Vendetta against the lies we've heard
Vendetta led by love not hate
It's the only way the pattern breaks

Quietly we lose the hope
While the media pushes the envelope
Hear the warning cries, the siren's blare
I wonder do we love enough to care

Care enough to stand
Heal this broken land
And love the lost at any cost

(Repeat chorus)



Unchain 

Tears are falling on my storybook
Colors running, I don't want to look
There's a cloud on my looking glass
Full of questions I'm afraid to ask
Afraid to love, such a chance to take
If I love and lose, my fragile heart will break

No dotted line, there's no guarantee
For the story's end you may never see
Unchain me from my poverty
Release my soul

(Chorus)
Unchain my life
Let the doubt and the darkness fall from my eyes
Unchain my dreams
Let the heavens of love open up in me
Unchain my life
Unchain

Drop the chains from my heart and hands
Don't want to be just a halfway man
Got a world of love I feel deep inside
But then I go hit a wall of pride
For if you stop, take a look at me
I want you seeing what I want you to see

No storybook, there's no guarantee
Still a voice of love is calling you and me
Unchain me from this poverty
Release my soul

(chorus)
Unchain my life
Let the doubt and the darkness fall from my eyes
Unchain my dreams
Let the heavens of love open up in me
Unchain my heart
There's no better time than now to start
Unchain my dreams
Unchain



Raging of the Moon 

Thank God the world's been saved
Marx is in his grave
The hammer and sickle lies broken on the ground
If we're through with history
Then why this misery
All the world was thrilling to the sound
When the wall came crashing down
So tell me what I can't explain
This howling deep within my veins
Is it the pulling of some secret tide

(Chorus 1)
It's the raging
The raging of the moon
Awaken
From the raging of the moon

See the path we take
See the bed we make
Oh let the Spirit open up our eyes
(We get comfortable with lies)
The Magic's at an end
The line's been crossed again
The moon is full and red as wine
A symbol of our fallen times
When will the stars come crashing down from our eyes

(Chorus 2)
It's the raging
The raging of the moon
Awaken
From the raging of the moon
Are we shaken
For the signs are coming true
Oh we must awaken
From the raging of the moon



His Heart Was Always In It 

Crack open your Bible
Take a look at the heart of a hard-working man
See Him with all the people
See the love in His face and His hands
Even when he was weary
His love shone in the dark, dark world of demands

I got my good times
I got my bad, bad times
Up and down
Off the ground
Chasing my heart around
I just don't know what I'd do

(Chorus 1)
His heart was always in it
His heart was always in it every day
His heart was always in it
His heart was always in it each step of the way

Let's pull in all the experts
Pop goes the world of psychology
We love it warm and fuzzy
Just don't ask anything from me

I talk a good line
In fact I'm talking all the time
Let's debate, communicate
Move me like a paperweight
I could make Donahue

(Chorus 2)
His heart was always in it
His heart was always in it every day
His heart was always in it
His heart was always in it each step of the way
Working with a vision
Love was His mission every day
Cause love is a decision
Your heart must be in it every day

 

LYRICS FROM WHITEHEART 
HIGHLANDS ALBUM

1993

Change The Way

Change the way, change the way
Change the way you feel about love

You can hardly stand
The thing called love
You just can't believe this is everything you've been dreaming of
You say "Sell my brain, break my heart
Finally had enough, goodbye love - I'm getting out"

It's girlfriend, boyfriend - up and down
Around the bend
Knockdown, get up and do it again

Change the way, change the way
Change the way you feel about
Change the way, change the way
Change the way you're feeling
There's a way, there's a way
To change the way you feel about love

Picture this, a love that lasts
You got a premonition you're in a condition that's second best
So here's the truth - there's something more
If you wanna end this pain, love's got a name
You can call Him Lord

Tender, deeper - love like an open door
A new world's waiting, but you've gotta call Him Lord

Change the way, change the way
Change the way you feel about
Change the way, change the way
Change the way you're feeling

There's a way, there's a way
To change the way you're feeling
'Cause love is kind, never blind
Nothing ordinary 'bout His love
Girlfriend, boyfriend - He'll make everything new again

(Repeat chorus)



Highlands


Kerry says to me that I really don't see
I'm making too much of all this morality
This could never offend your heavenly friend
I'm not committing crimes against humanity

Excuse me, forgive me
I'm certain that you do see
Excuse me, forgive me
Not the same thing in my mind
It's one or the other
No they're not together
They both have got their own place in time
So excuse me

I know some things are wrong
I've heard your righteous song
But a lot of these things are only indiscretions
Gotta play it loose, I'll be the one to choose
You can't believe that this would ever change my redemption

Excuse me, forgive me
I'm certain that you do see
Excuse me, forgive me
Not the same thing in my mind
It's one or the other
No they're not together
I'll decide which one to use next time

Kerry - in your heart and mind
You lose, 'cuz something's dying every time you...

Excuse me, forgive me
I'm certain that you do see
Excuse me, forgive me
Not the same thing in my mind
It's one or the other
No they're not together
Do you really think that you should choose this time




Heaven Of My Heart 

Did I hear angel wings
I thought I heard Gabriel sing
It must be some crazy dream
These feelings are too real

No Alice in Wonderland
It's the same world it's always been
But my vision's been born again
Like a lantern in the dark
Heaven's come to my heart

(Chorus)
Locked in a sky so blue
Is a land made for me and you
And we're going there
But until the dream comes true
There's a secret place
So full of love and grace
When the world spins and breaks apart
I'm going to the other heaven of my heart

This isn't some distant dream
Heaven's inside of me
And from the love in your eyes I see
There is heaven in your heart

Now we all can understand
Why He wanders this lonely land
The Shepherd's calling again and again
For the lost in the dark
To find the heaven of their hearts

(Repeat chorus)

So let this love unfold
Come walk on these streets of gold
In this heaven of our hearts

When the world spins and breaks apart
Come go with me to the heaven of our hearts
It's a land made for me and you
And we're going there 'cause this dream has come true
There's a secret place
So full of love and grace
When the world spins and breaks aparts
Come go with me to the heaven of our hearts

Heaven's here with me
Heaven's here with you
In this heaven of our hearts

This place where dreams come true
The heaven of our hearts


Nothing But The Best 

Go find a mirror, locate your ears
You're about to hear the free world's biggest lie
Jesus came and died, so get a little pride
It's cultural suicide to make your faith a battle cry

Well mediocrity - is to miss eternity
You see He rose for me...

(Chorus)
Nothing but the best
Nothing but the best
Don't take nothing less
Don't you second guess
Nothing but the best - oh
Keep your mind on one thing
That in your heart
There's nothing but the best

Don't work at school, how can that be cool
Tell me who's the fool if it leads to a welfare line
I'm missing something here
It must be drugs and beer
'Cuz it isn't clear why faith is such a waste of time

Got some news for them,
He's gonna come again
We'll see what happens then...

(Repeat chorus)


Highlands

Fire on the arena floor
The swords are drawn, hear the lions roar
The coliseum laughs and shouts and screams for more

They tried to crush this mutiny
In a crimson tide of history
But when people have seen the truth that sets them free
The flame passes on, the flame passes on

(Chorus)
From the heart of the people comes love for the people
Love that is burning strong
Oh from one to another
The dream of forever...
The flame passes on

Because of them we know his name
So let's lift the cross, and do the same
An unbroken line of believers building a human chain
And the flame passes on, the flame passes on

(Chorus)
From the heart of the people comes love for the people
Love that is burning strong
Oh from one to another
This dream of forever...
The flame passes on
Oh the light of ages illumines the pages
The words of an ancient song
Oh Faith is the fire that burns ever higher
And the flame passes on

Mothers to sons, fathers to daughters - everyone
Pass it on

(Repeat chorus)

 

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