among the reeds and lily pads

by edison service

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released October 6, 2011

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Track Name: There's Nothin' Normal
when I gaze into those murky eyes
I find I lose all sense of space and time
despite the loss there is much gain I find
the plural form of me caught up with you
makes the fall of love, a descent I choose
time after time, for now and for always

a vast mystery, oh you and me
two orbits joined for all to see

there's nothing normal 'bout a planet spinning
a complex world spoken into existence
and all of this to say, our love compares
no amount of day to day with you
could cause a taking for granted of this truth
there's nothing normal about the love we share

when I survey the cross on which One died
I find I lose the will of me inside
due to One's loss, there is much gain we find
the plural form of me caught up with You
makes the fall of love, a descent I choose
time after time, for now and for always

a vast mystery, You and man share
one orbit with You in the center

there's nothing normal 'bout a planet spinning
a complex world spoken into existence
and all of this to say, Your love compares
no amount of day to day with You
could cause a taking for granted of this truth
there's nothing normal about the love You share

there's nothing normal 'bout a planet spinning
a complex world spoken into existence
and all of this to say, Your love compares
no amount of day to day with You
could cause a taking for granted of this truth
there's nothing normal about the love You share
there's nothing normal 'bout a sunset's golden beams
painting skies with the colors of our dreams
and all of this to say, Your love compares
we matter more to You than any created thing
and so to you we offer our whole being
there's nothing normal about the love You share
Track Name: It Feels So Crowded
we're wide awake
though the world around is fast asleep
we're consumed with this ache
to know each other more than anything

it's hard to feel the way I am feeling
wanting only you to be near
all else fades into the surroundings
leaving you, the one I hold so dear
I want to know you completely
want to see what we could become
I'd give up these temporal possessions
to commune with you the one I love

we're wide awake
with our hearts so burdened down
by the weight of what's at stake
as your fight enters the final round

it's hard to feel the way we are feeling
wanting only you to be near
all else fades into the surroundings
leaving you, the one we hold so dear
we want to know you completely
want to see what you could become
we'd give up these temporal possessions
to commune with you the one we love
oh, the one we love
oh, the one we love

and we fall to our knees, in our endless search for Thee
and we fail to concede, all we are before Your feet
as we cling to the things
that dull the cries beneath the skin
and the voice, from within
reminds of all that could have been

I'm wide awake, as Your glory is revealed to me
I'm consumed with this ache
to know You more as You know all of me

It's hard to feel the way I am feeling
wanting only You to be near
all else fades into the surroundings
leaving You the One I hold so dear
I want to know You completely
want to taste and see what You've done
I'd give up these temporal possessions
to commune with You, the One I love
Track Name: Heartbeat
a man works an age
enduring toil and labor pains
to provide for those he loves
like a heart providing blood
his example was not lost
as little eyes were fixed upon
those lives are now full grown
providing heartbeats of their own

and at the center of it all
a father's love keeps beating on
providing strength where there is none
providing hope when all is gone
and the lessons that were taught
through his presence, through his thoughts
a willing answer to a call
a father's love keeps beating on

the truths that were instilled
serve as anchors in the wind
as the storms of time persist
we have a place of peace and rest
not one built by human hands
as but a shadow of the man
but in the present of the One
Who is the Father of us all

and at the center of it all
the Father's love keeps beating on
providing strength where there is none
providing hope when all is gone
and the lessons that are taught
through His presence, through His thoughts
His still small voice to each does call
the Father's love keeps beating on
Track Name: Seeds Sown
my home's been invaded
by three tornadoes shaped like boys
each gets frustrated when
their voice is lost in all the noise
consumed with planets
our oldest son with head in skies
his first words surprised me
they were, Galileo Gallilei
in the middle, a boy in superhero clothes
protecting our fortress from, all those pesky evil foes
and then our youngest, content to take all of this in
I can only image what, adventures are in store for him

oh...these seeds we've sown
oh...had I only known
the way they'd burrow in my heart
the soil was richer than I thought
each unique in many ways
and yet my love for them's the same
oh...these seeds we've sown

my life's been invaded by
reminders of my shortcomings
and I'm needing to choose my words
much more carefully
for now there's three echos, waiting to repeat
each thoughtless word spoke, and unrestrained scream

oh...these seeds we've sown
oh...had I only known
the way they'd show that which I thought
had been removed from this hard heart
now revealed in many ways, all of my inadequacies
oh...these seeds we've sown

and all i can hope, and all I can pray
is that my failings will be
watered down with God's grace
as I tend to this ground, on my hands and my knees
into Your care, I commit, I release...

oh...these seeds we've sown
oh...had I only known
the way they'd burrow in my heart
the soil was richer than I thought
each unique in many ways
and yet my love for them's the same
oh...these seeds we've sown
Track Name: My Rest in You
could you pardon me brother?
as I stumble drunk from self
could you offer me your helping hand
to steady my regard?
cause you see my back is sore from bending
over the box that holds my sin
and my hands are chafed and bloodied
from all my rummaging

for when the number's one and all I am is me
I'll be looking for an excuse
to wash away this loneliness
and find my rest in You, my rest in You

could you pardon me, Father? I fall to the wages of sin
could you offer me Your holy hand
with a bag of redemption?
I've been long since gone from this place I know
it's hidden within my breast
but lately I can't seem to shake
this craving I have for it

for when the number's one and all I am is me
I'll be looking for an excuse
to wash away my loneliness, and find my rest in you
and when my back is turned on everything
and everyone I knew
I'll be needing You Father, to bring me back to you
me back to you

and when my back is turned on everything
and everyone I knew
I'll be needing You Father, to bring me back to you
and when the sole's worn from these walking shoes
and my path's been misconstrued
I'll be needing You Father
to find my rest in you
my rest in you