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Mighty Sound

by Tim Be Told

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Charles Qian
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Charles Qian This unfailingly is the song I go to when I feel attacked, discouraged, defenseless, vulnerable, torn up, beaten, ashamed, miserable, emotionless, etc. Incredible track... Favorite track: The Battle Hymn (feat. Jae Jin, Michelle Chae, Psalm Bird, and Calie Garrett).
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seonghuhn Love, love, love this album. Love the vocals, lyrics are interesting and inspiring. Favorite tracks are Man Made Mess, Mighty Sound, Wasted, Battle Hymn. Favorite track: Man Made Mess.
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Cathy Tim Be Told never ceases to create relatable songs of joy and sorrow, love and overcoming. Favorite track: Mighty Sound.
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Keith Resolved awesome! i love the references to 1 Corinthians 1 Favorite track: Fools Marching.
It took me a while to see the dream was all gone, like a fool I kept singing my song I keep talk talk talking like nothing is wrong, just fool, carrying on I tried to live it well, but I can barely breathe as the devil he dared me to bend Is to stay alive and keep our souls from dying a desperate mans hope in the end? Chorus See the suns gone we can’t see where we are, are we fools for marching through the dark? And though the light’s gone we can’t be very far yes the fools are marching through the dark I was young and strong, and then was weak and I fell Like a fool I thought all would be well I keep walk walk walking so that no one can tell that my heartache is a prison cell I tried to keep the faith, but it’s so hard to believe as my doubts they conspire to the end So I’m holding out, praying God would heal It’s a desperate hope to defend The wise man said give up your fight That hope is for fools and he’s right But I won’t give up, no I won’t give up If we hold on, and though we carry scars, God is with us marching through the dark Turn the light on, and hope will bring us far, yes the fools are marching through the dark So turn the light on, cuz home is not too far God is with us marching through the dark
Rescue Me 04:08
Sights and sounds distract me from my purpose in this sad charade So I beat the ground with leaps and bounds If they can found then I’ll find a way, to be free evermore, but still can be sure if I found what I’m looking for But all I found was misery, it stole the ground from under me, now I always stand out, in a crowd of, love and victory I was nothing, til you rescued me I was nothing nothing nothing, til you rescued me Tightly bound in a worldly fetters six feet down as I waste away The preacher told me to pray, but I turned away, in beauty and pleasure I stored up my treasure, all the riches a man never needs, but the rich are still poor, and the wise still unsure, and I don’t know what I’m looking for If I came like a beggar, you stood like a king, and my black heart would tremble, and heaven would sing You saved me, yes you saved , yes you saved me from my misery You saved me, yes you saved, you’re erasing all my history
Mighty Sound 03:45
No more than a hundred years are we given And we spend most of that to sruvive than barely living As soon as we’re born, we’re starting to die, to be immortal is still just a lie Running a race, no one is winning Is it true in one man, we are forgiven That he held our souls in his hands from the beginning Or is this just one chance that we get to live our lives without regret pay no heed to whether or not we are sinning Will we live forever, will the saints receive their crowns Will we be remembered, when we’re six feet under the ground Or can a short life, still make a mighty sound All the wars and disease and the cries and pleas and the fearing, and the faith that we had long ago now disappearing Millions of souls beg you to hear, for most of us you’re hardly near We still pray, hoping you’re listening Will this last forever, will our hopes and dreams be drowned Our prayers never remembered as our tears soaked through the ground Or can a small voice still make a mighty sound Can a fearful heart still find courage when there’s no more faith to be found Can a broken world, still make a mighty sound Will we live forever, will the lost and last be found Our sorrows never remembered, as every knee falls to the ground And a short life will make a mighty, and a million voices will make a mighty, and a broken world will make a mighty sound
In circles we go, the carousel is slowing down So keep your head low, our house of cards is blowing around Chorus If I stand still, will we be alright if I don’t mess it up again? If I stand still, maybe we won’t fight and I’ll stay silent up until then And if you’re through, just say when And as far as I know, you don’t know what I’m talking about I'll cry as you go, who'd have ever thought that sorrow could be so loud And can you hear us screaming at the top of our lungs again? And watch this glass house shrinking as we fight, fight to the bitter end And I am thinking you can’t carry the load I bear
Wasted 03:56
Cease your soul's endeavor You should quit while you're ahead 'Cause few will make it ever Try the safer road instead How long till it gets better? Ask yourself before you're dead If you're content with never By all means then go ahead Chorus Was it all wasted? All we did to survive? If we cut split and run now at least we can say that we tried Was it all wasted? Every wall that we climbed? Or maybe God was listening to every single prayer that we cried. Verse2 Let's put this back together If it's not beyond repair But doubt was Oh so clever And convinced me to despair The dark approaching weather threatens everything to end But it won't last forever Yes the sun will rise again Bridge Let's put all the past behind And faith by no fears confined Though the river we cross is wide God will be on our side. Chorus2 Was it all wasted? All we did to survive? If we cut split and run now at least we can say that we tried Was it all wasted? Trying to keep hope alive? Or maybe God was listening to every single prayer that we cried.
I’m past the point of no return I’m taking what’s left and letting it burn I gave you love that you never earned, and you never will You can’t even see I’m letting you go I will be gone before you will know I tried to wait for our love to grow, but it never will So I’ll lock the door and hide the keys, you won’t feel my love again I won’t take you back, if you were on your knees, anyway you would never beg You told me you loved me with tears in your eyes, but even tears can turn into lies You said your love, would never die, and it never will And so you started slipping away, you said it’d get better if I could just wait I tried my best but it was just too late, and it always will I’ll keep my heart locked in this room, board up the windows and seal up the tomb These cracks in my walls, I’m scared they will fall too soon, ‘cause I want you still So I’ll lock the door, and hope that you find the keys, so I can feel your love again Please take me back, look I am on my knees, though I was never one to beg
If I had the strength to do whats right, I wouldn’t let you hold my heart so tight If God above would help me fight, I would run away from you tonight CHORUS Baby could you hold it give me just a moment, I just need to catch my breath Hear the storm a blowin', baby we both know that this could be life or death You rushed in like a hurricane and threw me down, You knocked the wind out of me and you rained until I drowned innocent lives lost, when love and disaster cross, dying in a man made mess I caused I’m scared that God my soul may smite, if I could let you go I’d see the light If heaven help me then I might, maybe I can save my soul tonight Baby could you hold it give me just a moment, I just need to catch my breath Hear the storm a blowin', baby we both know that this could be life or death Please let go of my hand you have to understand we’re headed for a greater fall I'll try my best to stand thinking I'm a better man, but guess I wasn’t after all
Could a great God understand me, and would he heal me when I’m broken I’ve heard that you can be demanding, but you will love us til we’re whole again Cause I tried to be like you and I fell so far But you died because you knew that I'd be saved by your scars And if the devil points his angry stare, at all the idols I have kissed Though my sins are many, they are more than I can list Your love is bigger than this Could a good God be commanding the world to fall apart around me? Could it be grace that keeps me standing, and a loving God who has a plan for everything? 'cause I’d die to be like you and I’ve come so far And I’ll walk close beside you please never let me stray too far And they could burn me at the stake or stone me til I break, but the darkness will not win And though the devil, may remind me of my sin, Your love is bigger than him Your love is bigger than the ocean Though I am still here breaking, you will love me til I'm whole again Your love is bigger than the ocean No depth below me, no power above is bigger than your love (is bigger than your love) No pain no sorrow under the sun, is bigger than your love, (is bigger than your love)
Did you ever hear I love you so, from a lover 2000 years ago? Well you say that a man, shouldn’t be alone So I wonder, yes I wonder did you ever called someone your own Chorus You never had a lover, but if you ever did, would they ever break your heart? Are you strong enough to recover, or would you just forgive? Or maybe you would fall apart, and cover up your scars Did you love someone below, but then the father told you no He said say your goodbyes, to the cross you go Yes I wonder yes I wonder, but I guess I’ll never know What if there’s more to this story of what you gave for glory, it’s hidden deep in the stars Could it be while you were dying, your broken heart was crying, for the lover you would have to depart Then you covered up your scars
Brick by brick with stilts and sticks, you build your empire walls Trick by trick you punch and kick, until the other falls You primp and press expensive dress as if God himself would be impressed that you look your very best CHORUS So raise up, your kingdoms and thrones, turn the broken and the weak away ‘Cause God is not in your temple of stone He’s the outcast of these walls you’ve made Lip to lip you lie and quip to bring you brother down You tear and strip then crack your whip to twist a thorny crown Too proud to share or ever carry burdens you refuse to bear while you stand afar and stare So you will be like Jericho and I will sing with a mighty blow, til your walls come down There is a kingdom and throne where the weak are never turned away ‘Cause God is not in a temple of stone, he’s with the people who cry out his name Brick by brick with stilts and sticks, you build your empire walls
You set me on fire, til I’m burnt charred and black You crush my desires, til I’m broken and cracked But everybody knows that’s how the story goes And I’m stuck listening to silence I always try to make it through, but baby I still fall for you Oh what can I do, you got me reeling in the silence, oh my confidence has come undone You got me kneeling, oo your highness tried to fight but you already won You drown me in love, then hung me out there to dry ‘Cause your love was gone, while you led me on Its time for goodbye I always try to make it through, but baby I still fall for you what can I do, I’m gonna get over get over get over I’m gonna get over, get over you
Everywhere there’s a beautiful, there’s an ugly that stares Wondering, would it be wonderful if they knew I was there When there’s love there is a lonely man with an ache he can’t bear Lookin' 'round at a lovely world that never will care Where there’s life there’s a dying girl trying to lift up a prayer The desperate hope of a dying soul slipping into despair Where there’s joy there's a crying saint asking God are you there ‘cause I starting to see really no one is free and life isn’t fair And there will always be the winners and the losers in a world, where the lucky are surviving And we may never be the shakers or the movers, but the losers we will still keep trying Where there’s faith there the devil stands, catching us unaware He says stop crying father you silly fool cause God isn’t there He says the strong survive, and the weak will die if there’s a God then He never really cared, he says I am the winner, and you are the loser In a world, that is ever still divided And you will never be a shaker or a mover, and you loser, why do you keep trying? Ugly unappealing while I bury down this feeling how could anybody ever really love a loser like me, but God you are revealing that my soul is slowly healing and suddenly this feeling is gone God save the sinners and God help the losers in a world where we're barely surviving When we are shaken you are the mountain mover, and the losers become winners by your dying
Every widow, orphan child Every prodigal unreconciled Every beggar turn your gaze above Come home into his arms of love The harlot and the robber scorned Clothed in garments soiled and torn Jesus Christ will wash away your sins And he'll love you 'til you're whole again You deaf and blind do not despair In sickness or in health declare "Behold the risen King and empty cave! God has conquered death and crushed the grave!" God to you we've cried and prayed Before the cross our hopes we've laid And curse the lies denying you are real Holding onto faith that you will heal You prisoners and bartered slaves You captives of the war be brave Lift your shackled hands in victory And the Lord of Love will set you free Hallelujah, Hallelujah, every broken heart be brave! Hallelujah, Hallelujah, yes the Lord will make a way! Hallelujah, Hallelujah, yes the Lord will make a way!



released December 16, 2013

Produced by Tim Ouyang
All songs written by Tim Ouyang
Mixed and Mastered by Tim Ouyang
Artwork by Natalie Ho, Darren Lo, and Tim Ouyang

© 2013 Tim Be Told

Keys and Vocals: Tim Ouyang

Electric Guitar/Acoustic Guitar: Andrew Chae

Drums: Caleb Wu

Cello: Nathan Chan

Violin: Michael Lu

Percussion: Ramon Ho (Temple of Stone, Just Say When)

Additional Vocals:
Jinny Kim (Just Say When)
Jae Jin (The Battle Hymn)
Michelle Chae (The Battle Hymn)
Daijha Solomon (The Battle Hymn)
Calie Garrett (The Battle Hymn)

Thank you:
To our amazing families (the Ouyang’s, the Chae’s and the Wu’s) who have supported us, housed us, and prayed for us through every circumstance. To all our dear friends at East Bay Free Methodist who took us in and made us part of your community (and letting us use the church to record drums). Lynnie and Candie for cooking for us, believing in us and for demonstrating true kindness and hospitality. Russell, for typing out lyrics until 2 am. Keiske, for showing us how to use that insane mixing board. Michael, Nathan, Jinny, Daijha, Calie, Jae, Michelle, for lending your incredible talents and gifts to this album. Ramon, for being the best manager and friend we could have ever asked for. Dennis, for your incredible work on the Mighty Sound video. The Wongs, for letting us take over your entire third floor and letting random musicians come in and out of your home. To all of our friends and family who have walked alongside us on this journey. To our amazing fans who did not forget about us even when things got tough.
Thank you God for your steady love and grace in these past 7 years. We pray this album brings you glory and brings hope to those who need it most.


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