Humanity

by Tim Be Told

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Second LP from Tim Be Told. Includes never before released version of "Gravity's Hold" when you download the full album.

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released March 22, 2011

Produced by Tim Ouyang and Regan Sprenkle
Mixed by Stewart Meyers
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian
Piano: Tim Ouyang
Vocals: Tim Ouyang
Guitars: Andrew Chae and Luan Nguyen
Drums: Jim Barredo
Bass: Parker Stanley and Regan Sprenkle

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Track Name: The Symphony (Compose Me)
Symphony no.1 (Compose Me)

Clinging to the earth
Hanging by a thread, hanging by a thread
Naked from my birth
Nothing when I'm dead, nothing when I dead

Cut me down, I'm almost ready
To fall into your grace
I'm a mess, but you'll be steady
If I land on my face

CHORUS
Compose me like a Symphony
I will be yours, I will be yours
Compose me like a Symphony
I will be yours, I will be yours

Silence breaks me in
broken for so long, broken for so long
but if I never sing again
My soul will be my song

Write me down into this story
in pages of your love
If I fail you suffered for me
This hope will be enough
Track Name: Humanity
We are slaves to these age old afflictions
Fighting for control until we fell too far
Pursue desire, ignore our convictions
Only wretched souls beneath the weeping stars

We are calling out in the thick of the war
I am standing down to fight for something more
would we cease the battles let this love resound
Still too hard to find our common ground

There's a fire that stays bold and courageous
There's a light to light the way

And we try so hard to heal our diseases
We break to pieces when our hope has failed
Some will live or die, without a reason
Such are the seasons still our faith prevails

We are lost and found and beg to be restored
We keep falling down, harder than before
But love will find a way to give us strength to carry on
Sorrow for now but someday soon be gone

There's a fire that stays bold and courageous
There's a light to light the way

So we come and go it's still a mystery
and we'll be history long before we find
all the secrets since now and forever
We hope for better on the other side

God, hear the cries of your people

There's a fire that stays bold and courageous
There's a light to light the way
Track Name: Lament
They say you are jealous, they say you are kind
But the jealous part seems to win all the time
If you are so mighty, why do you break
The weak and the weary and steal what they make

They say you're forgiving, that you'll not forsake
But you punched me out when I made a mistake
I tried to find beauty in the mess that you made
But you just stayed angry and never forgave

Yes, I know you are great
But is a bad God, better than none?
How much more will it take
to undo the damage that you have done?
'Cause the wicked and wayward continue to thrive
And the martyrs continue giving their lives
Oh the faithful never survive
Oh the faithful never survive

You're the almighty so I am afraid
you crushed me to pieces and stole what I made
If hopeless delusion is the righteous man's fate
I don't know how much more I can take

Yes, I know you are great
But is a bad God, better than none?
How much more will it take
to undo the damage that you have done?
'Cause the wicked and wayward continue to thrive
And the martyrs continue giving their lives
Oh the faithful never survive
Oh the faithful never survive

God are you listening, please hear my cry
I don't really believe you're more cruel than you're kind
But I'm getting tired of repeating this line
"The faithful never survive"

Yes I know you are great
That you're a good God and you are love
How much more will it take
To undo the damage that I have done?
Please conquer these demons and the darkness inside
Shine your light on this cold heart of mine
Maybe my faith will survive
Maybe my faith will survive
Maybe my faith will survive
Track Name: Just Another Man
She's only twelve
and sells for thirty dollars
And that man is old enough to be her father
He holds her down while darkness takes her over
and he steals her soul

On a concrete floor she lays her head
And she hopes that she's already dead
While the kings and queens in the feather beds
Sleep so soundly
All the world's a hole and I am falling
Too deaf to hear you calling
I wish that I could set you free but I'm just another man.

He's only five a child and a soldier
They will make him kill his people when he's older
And late at night he calls out for his mother
But he took her life

He's pretending to be brave instead
since his family's already dead
I cover up my ears and turn my head
While he screams so loudly
My heart is open but my hands are hiding
afraid I'll feel you dying
I wish that I could touch your soul but I'm just another man
There's not much I can do

Father, Hear our broken cries
From a world so fallen
Help us see
That in one man our hope will never die
And his people call him
Savior Jesus, Love abounding
give me strength to do all that I can
and I am not just another man.

Umoya Ungcwele (Holy Spirit)