CAN'T BUY A MIRACLE

LYRICS
(TAKEN VERBATIM FROM THE ORIGINAL LYRIC SHEET)
SIDE ONESIDE TWO
It's Now Awfully Loud World
Don't Break Down Cold Rock The Groove
Coming Back Soon Beyond The Veil
O How The Mighty Have Fallen Can't Buy A Miracle
Brighter Day  



IT'S NOW

If there ever was a time to hold the line, it's now
If there ever was a time to confess our crimes, it's now
Better shoot out all the party lights
The devil could be tryin' for your soul tonight
He's cuttin' loose all the hounds of hell
It's no use runnin' to the wishin' well

	CHORUS:
The world is spinning faster
Out of control, out of control
In the air is the smell of disaster
No runnin' away
It's time to say
Who we're gonna choose to make our master

If there ever was a day to change our ways, it's now
If there ever was a day to turn and pray, it's now
Before the grand pavilion of the golden calf
Becomes a howling hole of thunder
And the darkness rolls like a tidal wave
That drags you down and pulls you under

	CHORUS
If there very was an age to feel the rage, it's now
If there ever was an age that set the stage, it's now
This is the time and this is the hour
To fall on our faces and find the power
To seek the Lord while He may be found
A word to the wise from the quaking ground

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL AND DAVE PERKINS
© 1988 STONEHILLIAN MUSIC/WORD MUSIC &
UNDONE TUNES (ASCAP)



DON'T BREAK DOWN

Don't break down
When the sky grows dark
All around your heart
Don't break down
Let the love that's burnin'
Throw the spark baby
Wash your face put on your shoes
Take a walk down any street
You never know who you will meet
Maybe someone just like you
Someone who's been lonely too
A friend who could be found
So don't break down

Don't break down
Now you have a chance
You must try to take it
Don't break down
So you've got the blues
You must try to shake it
This world can bring you to your knees
And people can be so cold
Don't let the sadness make you old
The tears you cry in the night
Shine like jewels in the morning light
You can turn this thing around

Hey baby, don't break down
Your heart may be aching
But something is waking in you
Hey, baby, don't break down

Don't break down
There's a dream inside
Don't you let it die now
Don't break down
Have a little faith
And your hope can fly now
Wash your face put on your shoes
'Cause the day is heaven sent
Live your life in present tense
There's a treasure here for you
And now you can know it's true
A friend who could be found
So don't break down

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1988 STONEHILLIAN MUSIC/WORD MUSIC
(ASCAP)



COMING BACK SOON

Morning steals the night
The sun breaks through the rain
A little girl is sleeping
While I pack to meet my plane
Then I kneel down by her bed
And I kiss her sleepy head
She hugs me tight
She knows I'm going away

	CHORUS:
She says "tell me you're coming back soon
Now don't forget me
I want to be with you
If you'll tell me you're coming back soon
Then while you're gone
The days won't seem so long"

I watch my little girl
And start to understand
How God looks down from heaven
And we're children in His eyes
Even though we're far apart
He left behind His heart
Like a promise to return for us someday

	CHORUS:
I know sometimes she feels so lost without me
The world is such a big confusing place
And it's then I pray she'll do the things I taught her
Remember right from wrong
Remember daddy's face

I know I'm going home
And hunger for that day
Just like the Lord is waiting
And He longs to hear us say

	CHORUS

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1988 STONEHILLIAN MUSIC/WORD MUSIC
(ASCAP)



O HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN

Here we go on our road
Down a trail of tears
Down this path we chose
Here we stand heads held high
In our royal clothes like a naked child

O how the mighty have fallen

There we were in the Promiseland
Once a garden green now stones and sand
Here we are in the fields of time
Our backs are bent
Our hands resigned

O how the mighty have fallen

Sons of God at the break of dawn
In the serpent's eyes
A precious pawn
Set adrift in a great abyss
We were put to sleep by death's cold kiss

O how the mighty have fallen

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL AND DAVE PERKINS
© 1988 STONEHILLIAN MUSIC/WORD MUSIC &
UNDONE TUNES (ASCAP)



BRIGHTER DAY

Everybody's bruised, it's been that kind of year
Been a little house cleanin' been a lotta pain and tears
But it's no good runnin' away
Learn from the hard times, make them pay
I'm just sayin' my prayers and lookin' for a brighter day

	CHORUS:
Lookin' for a brighter day
Don't look down you'll only see the ground
Lookin' for a brighter day
Got to hit the hard run
Keep your face to the sun
Babe, it's gonna be o.k.
I'm just sayin' my prayers and lookin' for a brighter day

I was hangin' on the roof by the time the rain clouds dried
I was caught up in the flood but I made it to the other side
Now my feet are all covered with clay
But I know I'm gonna be o.k.
I'm just sayin' my prayers and lookin' for a brighter day

	CHORUS
Oh, everybody knows
It ain't me, sure not you
Oh, face that cloudy gray
Sun is cuttin' through
Sun is cuttin' through

Now the good Lord came on down to a world of grief
And He put up with our foolish pride and our unbelief
We didn't listen to what He'd say
But He died for us anyway
Well He took the heat and kept lookin' for a brighter day

	CHORUS

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL
© 1988 STONEHILLIAN MUSIC/WORD MUSIC &
(ASCAP)



AWFULLY LOUD WORLD

It's an awfully loud world
You can't hear yourself think
It can make you join the monastery
It can drive you to drink
With the sound of the bullets flyin'
And the sound of the children cryin'
And the sound of the man on the T.V. commercial
Sellin' you what you're buyin'

It's an awfully loud world
If you make a big noise
And if you're marchin' to a different drum
It don't go over big with the boys
It's an awfully loud world
It gives no relief
And it's modernized, sterilized
Filled with lies beyond belief
With the sound of the party revel
And the sound of the money metal
And the sound of the band on the radio station
Singin' "Sympathy for the Devil"

With the sound of the big wheels turnin' 
And the sound of a little world squirmin'
And the sound of the kiddies at the cartoon altar
It's teachin' them what they're learnin'

It's an awfully loud world
In an awfully small room
It gets so much you can't hear nothin' else and
Not a soul is immune
It's an awfully loud world
Screamin' louder each day
We're cryin' "cut it out, shut it down
Someone make it please go away"

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL AND DAVE PERKINS
© 1988 STONEHILLIAN MUSIC/WORD MUSIC &
UNDONE TUNES (ASCAP)



COLD ROCK THE GROOVE

As it was in the days of Jehosaphat
Let it be for me
Father I can't win this fight
But you're the victory
Jehosaphat was praying
"Oh Lord please hear our cry
The Ammonites and the Moabites
Are coming for our lives"
And the prophet said "march out in faith
You won't have to fight"
And his enemies died by their own swords
And God gave him peace on every side
Cold rock the groove

Moses said to Pharaoh
"You're calling down a curse"
The river Nile ran red with blood
And locusts filled the land
But Pharaoh’s heart was hardened
Against the Lord's command
And when the Hebrews left that place
Pharaoh chased them down
And the Red Sea waters rolled apart for the Israelites
But Pharaoh and his mighty army drowned
Cold rock the groove

In the day of Hezekiah
The Assyrians waged war
And Judah was outnumbered
Sennacherib sent down the word
Judah had to bow
"Surrender Hezekiah, your God can't save you now"
But Sennacherib, he mocked the Lord
So an angel came by night
And a hundred eighty-five thousand Assyrians
Lay dead by dawn's first light
Cold rock the groove

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL, DAVE PERKINS AND
GREG HUSTED
© 1988 STONEHILLIAN MUSIC/WORD MUSIC, UNDONE
TUNES & BLUE FINCH MUSIC (ASCAP)



BEYOND THE VEIL

The fiber of this life is paper thin
A spider's web can be torn by a shift in the wind
And the mirror pool is shattered when you toss a pebble in

	CHORUS:
And I'm not afraid to admit that I'm afraid
Bewildered by the great and the terrible way we're made
Oh that my eyes could shed these scales
I can almost make out the shape of a face
Just beyond the veil

Questions crowd my heart and will not pass
My prayers are lost in silence and the sky is like brass
But I'll stay on my knees until my answer comes at last

	CHORUS
Closer to the flame
We drink our cup of pain
And it burns us to the bone
In the fire we find a strength
Greater than our own
Than our own

	CHORUS

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL AND DAVE PERKINS
© 1988 STONEHILLIAN MUSIC/WORD MUSIC &
UNDONE TUNES (ASCAP)



CAN'T BUY A MIRACLE

....ain't it just like you and me
We refuse to believe they're free
Ain't it just like me and you
We refuse to believe they're true

WRITTEN BY RANDY STONEHILL AND DAVE PERKINS
© 1988 STONEHILLIAN MUSIC/WORD MUSIC &
UNDONE TUNES (ASCAP)
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