THE WILD FRONTIER

LYRICS
(TAKEN VERBATIM FROM THE ORIGINAL LYRIC SHEET)
SIDE ONESIDE TWO
The Wild Frontier What Do You Want From Life
Here Come The Big Guitars Get Together
The Dying Breed Defender
Words On The Wind Evangeline
What`s My Line The Hope Of Glory



The Wild Frontier

Like a child who dreams of flying
And aches for something more
We hold the dim remembrance
Of an ancient golden shore
Ah, but now our faith is frozen
We lost it by default
I tell you if we linger
We will all be turned to salt

CHORUS:
Come where the Big Wind blows
Out on the wild frontier
Follow where it goes
Out on the wild frontier
It's as close as your heartbeat
It's as far as your fear
It's beyond the great horizon
Out on the wild frontier

Clinging to this hourglass
Bound up by regret
We mistake the spider's web
For a safety net
This vacuum we've erected
It robs our very breath
To embrace this grand illusion
Is to know the living death

Come where the Big Wind blows
Out on the wild frontier
Follow where it goes
Out on the wild frontier
Well this message is simple
For he who has ears
The promised land is calling
Out on the wild frontier

Smash all your mirrors
Break down your doors
And be made clean
By the Mighty Storm

(REPEAT FIRST CHORUS)

Written by Randy Stonehill
© 1986 Stonehillian Music/Word Music (a div. of Word, Inc.)
(ASCAP)



Here Come The Big Guitars

Here they come!
Here come the big guitars!

Here they come just rockin' down the street
Stompin' and struttin' in a furious heat
Their hearts a poundin' to the big, big beat
Ya can't complain and ya can't compete

Here come the big guitars!

They got thunder under their heels
They got lightnin' beneath their wheels
Up from the world that rocks and reels
Well it's go for the glory and you make no deals

Here come the big guitars!

You can't resist that look in their eyes
Can't you hear them high notes scrapin' the sky
Here they come
Here they come
Here they come
Here they come
Here come the big guitars!

(REPEAT FIRST VERSE)

Written by Randy Stonehill and Dave Perkins
© 1986 Stonehillian Music/Word Music (a div. of Word, Inc.)/
Undone Tunes (ASCAP)



The Dying Breed

Everybody's pointing at the man up on the tightrope
Cheering while they hope that he will fall
Some think that he's funny
Some think that he's crazy
Fact is that his courage shames us all

I've heard it said that the truth cuts like a sword
And you can close your eyes but it cannot be ignored

CHORUS:
And I knew
He was one of the dying breed
He was one of the chosen few
Bound for the other side
And I watched
As he walked away alone
And everybody laughed
But I was the one who cried

The crowd was getting louder circling the stranger
They're acting like the freak show was in town
Some think he's a loser
Some think he's a dreamer
But either way they don't want him around

Just like hemlock hidden in a kiss
The most terrible gift is when you get your wish

(REPEAT CHORUS)

We all give too much away
Making deals with life to get us through
There's always one more price to pay
Until there's nothing left of you

Everybody's pointing at the man up on the tightrope
Waiting for the wind and placing bets
Some think he's a con man
And some think he's a mad man
But it's clear they see him as a threat

Oh you know the last laugh is the best
And heroes walk a road unlike the rest

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Written by Randy Stonehill and Dave Perkins
© 1986 Stonehillian Music/Word Music (a div. of Word, Inc.)/
Undone Tunes (ASCAP)



Words on the Wind

Never was a day so dark
Never was a scene so stark
Cut my heart
All that I believed
Was hanging in defeat
And though I stand alone
His voice I hear

CHORUS:
Words on the wind
Wing away to a new horizon
Words on the wind
Bringing life like a rain from heaven
Words on the wind
Lending light to my own believing
Words on the wind
Living on in my heart for evermore

Step by step as the seasons pass
I view my hope through
A darkened glass
'Til it's clear at last
Until we're face-to-face
Until I leave this place
Everywhere I go
His voice I hear

Words on the wind
Wing away to a new horizon
Words on the wind
Bringing life like a rain from heaven
Words on the wind
Lending light to my own believing
Words on the wind
Living on in our hearts for evermore

Written by Randy Stonehill and Dave Perkins
© 1986 Stonehillian Music/Word Music (a div. of Word, Inc.)/
Undone Tunes (ASCAP)



What's My Line

Who is this phantom
Inside this skin?
The kindred stranger
In this mannequin?
Do I live today
I can't say

CHORUS:
What's my line
What's my number
Is there a grand design
Or just a blunder
There's a cloud
That I'm under
And that's why I'm trying to find
What's my line?

A thousands hallways
With a thousand doors
And someone calls me
Through the rising roar
I just can't let go
I've got to know

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Do I live today
I can't say

(REPEAT CHORUS 2X)

Written by Randy Stonehill and Dave Perkins
© 1986 Stonehillian Music/Word Music (a div. of Word, Inc.)/
Undone Tunes (ASCAP)



What Do You Want From Life

What do you want from life
Baby, what you want from life
What do you want from life
Tell me what you want from life

I want to keep the heart of a child
I don't want to let my fears control me
And in this world that's running wild
I want to remember how it should be
And when push comes to a shove
I wanna try and use a little love

What do you want from life
Tell me what you want from life

I want to learn from my mistakes
I ain't got time to go the long way
And if things start going wrong
I need to find the faith to carry on

Don't go marching in the fool's parade
Don't let the old man sell you no shades
I don't let 'em stand in my way
Cause I'm free

I want to do the thing that's right
I need to know that satisfaction
And I want to live without a doubt
Without a doubt that I never sold out

Written by Randy Stonehill
© 1986 Stonehillian Music/Word Music (a div. of Word, Inc.)
(ASCAP)



Get Together

Love is but a song we sing
Fear's the way we die
You an make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
You may not know why

CHORUS:
Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now

Some may come and some may go
But we will surely pass
When the one who has left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment's sunlight
Fading in the grass

(REPEAT CHORUS 2X)

Though the bird is on the wing
You may not know why

(REPEAT CHORUS)

If you here the song I sing
Then you will understand
you hold the key love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
It's there at your command

(REPEAT CHORUS 2X)

Written by Chet Powers
© 1963 Irving Music, Inc. (BMI)



Defender

When it all comes down
And there ain't any easy way out
When it all comes 'round
Sometimes all you can do is shout
You shout

CHORUS:
Defender
It's all in Your hands
Defender
Take Your command

When the sirens sing
And they're pulling you on the rocks
When the viper stings
And it's putting you into shock

(REPEAT CHORUS)

When it all comes down
Knockin' you to your knees
When the powers pound
All you can cry is please
Cry please
 
(REPEAT CHORUS 2X)

Written by Randy Stonehill and Dave Perkins
© 1986 Stonehillian Music/Word Music (a div. of Word, Inc.)/
Undone Tunes (ASCAP)



Evangeline

I can touch you but I can't reach you
I can love you but I can't save you
Crushed beneath some unseen weight
Locked behind some prison gate
I pound on these walls with my bleeding hands
And long to pull you from sinking sand

CHORUS:
Evangeline
Come back to me
Come back to me
Come back to me
Evangeline
The sky is blue
Your eyes are too
But they don't see

Link by link grows the chain of fear
A necklace of thorns watered by your tears
Even now one hope remains
One Holy Fire to quench the rain
I pray that you heart will be warmed by the dawn
And these shadows will be gone

(REPEAT CHORUS)

A devil has entered your house
He devours your days
But his spell will be broken
If you turn from his gaze
Evangeline
Evangeline

Is my voice growing faint in the gathering haze
Has your path been obscured in this dark twisting maze
We all bare the crimson scar
But that's not all of what you ware
I wish I could turn this terrible tide
And call the angels to your side

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Written by Randy Stonehill
© 1986 Stonehillian Music/Word Music (a div. of Word, Inc.)
(ASCAP)



The Hope of Glory

Oh how much more could any man desire
Than to know why he draws his every breath
Oh how much more could any soul require
Than that the Lord is near him at his death

CHORUS:
Do not forget love's Greatest Story
God knows the tears you have cried
Just set your sights upon the hope of glory
It was for this that Jesus died

For every mile of rocky road you climb
There is a jewel added to your crown
For every doubt that drags you down sometimes
There is an answer that will be found

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Carry on, my family of the Light
All those who march unto a different drum
And know that truth will guide you through the night
Until we rest in kingdom come

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Written by Randy Stonehill
© 1986 Stonehillian Music/Word Music (a div. of Word, Inc.)
(ASCAP)


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