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2. joy.
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Matt Hales, Blake Kanicka, Seth Mosley, Tedd T., Ben Glover

Lately I’ve been reeling
Watching the nightly news
Don’t seem to find the rhythm
Just wanna sing the blues
Feels like a song that never stops
Feels like it's never gonna
Gotta get that fire, fire back in my bones
Before my hard heart turns into stone
So won’t somebody please pass the megaphone
I’ll shout it on the count of three, 1, 2, 3

Oh, hear my prayer tonight
I’m singing to the sky
Give me strength to raise my voice, let me testify
Oh, hear my prayer tonight
Cause this is do or die
The time has come to make choice
And I choose joy
Let it move you
Let it move
Let it move you
Yeah, I choose joy
Let it move you
Let it move
Let it move you

Yeah, back when I was younger
My eyes were full of life
But now that I am older
I live at the speed of light
Feels like the cycle never stops
Feels like it's never gonna

Though I walk through the valley in the shadow of night
Oh with You by my side, I’m
stepping into the light
I choose Joy
Let it move you
Let it move
Let it move you

I need that joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart
Down in my heart to stay
I need that joy, joy, joy, joy, down in my heart
Down in my heart to stay

But I choose joy
Let it move you
Let it move
Let it move you
Oh, I choose joy
Let it move you
Let it move
Let it move you

Though I walk through the valley in the shadow of night
Oh with You by my side, I’m stepping into the light
I choose Joy

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3. God Only Knows
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Jordan Reynolds, Josh Kerr, Tedd T.

Wide awake while the world is sound asleep and
Too afraid of what might show up while you’re dreamin’
Nobody, nobody, nobody sees you
Nobody, nobody will believe you

Every day you try to pick up all the pieces
All the memories they somehow never leave ya
Nobody, nobody, nobody sees you
Nobody, nobody will believe you

God only knows what you been through
God only knows what they say about you
God only knows how it’s killing you
But there's a kind of a love that, God only knows

God only knows what you been through
God only knows what they say about you
God only knows the real you
Cause there's a kind of a love that, God only knows
There’s a kind love that, there’s a kind of love

You keep a cover over every single secret
So afraid if someone saw them, they would leave
But somebody, somebody, somebody sees you
Somebody, somebody will never leave you

God only knows what you been through
God only knows what they say about you
God only knows how it’s killing you
But there's a kind of a love that, God only knows

God only knows what you been through
God only knows what they say about you
God only knows the real you
Cause there's a kind of a love that, God only knows
There’s a kind love that, there’s a kind of love
There’s a kind love that, there’s a kind of love

For the lonely
For the ashamed
The misunderstood and the ones to blame
What if we can start over, we could start over, we could start over (2x)
Cause there’s a kinda love that God only knows

God only knows what you’ve been through
God only knows what they say about you
God only knows the real you
But there’s a kinda love that God only knows
There’s a kind love that, there’s a kind of love
There’s a kind love that, there’s a kind of love

God only knows where to find you
God only knows how to break through the real you
God only know the real you
There’s a kind of love that God only knows

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4. Amen
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Seth Mosley, Mike Busbee, Tedd T.

Count to three and say a prayer
Down for love and up for air
Underwater overjoyed
Water for a thirsty soul
Water for a thirsty soul

Baptize me into your love
O, my spirit’s overcome
Body, mind and skin and bone
Love, I’m gonna make it known
Love, I’m gonna make it known

Yeah I’m coming alive with you
I'm coming alive with you
I was living a lie, till you
I'm coming alive with you

All the people say
Amen (5x)

Resurrection day is here
Bells are ringing loud and clear
Caterpillar to a butterfly
Risen to another life
Risen to another life

Yeah I’m coming alive with you
I'm coming alive with you
I was living a lie, till you
I'm coming alive with you

All the people say
Amen (5x)
Amen
From death to life
Amen
From dark to light
Amen
I'm singing out tonight
Amen, Amen

You're in my blood, my veins
In every word I pray
You gave it all for me
I'll give it all for you
O I'm in love with you
Overwhelmed by you
And if the world is listening
This is my confession
You are my obsession

All the people say
Amen (5x)
Amen
From death to life
Amen
From dark to light
Amen
I'm singing out tonight
Amen, Amen

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5. Burn The Ships
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Seth Mosley, Matt Hales

How did we get here
We’re c astaway
On a lonely shore

I can see in your eyes dear
That you can’t take
A moment more
We’ve got to

Burn the ships
Cut the ties
Send a flare
Into the night

Say a prayer
Turn the tide
Dry your tears
And wave goodbye

Step into a new day
We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon the heartache, yeah
So light a match
Leave the past
Burn the ships
And don’t ya look back

Don’t let it arrest you
This fear, this fear of falling again
And if you need a refuge
I will be right here, until the end
Oh, it’s time to

Burn the ships
Cut the ties
Send a flare
Into the night

Say a prayer
Turn the tide
Dry your tears
And wave goodbye

Step into a new day
We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon the heartache, yeah
So light a match
Leave the past
Burn the ships
And don’t ya look back

So long to shame
Walk through the sorrow
Out of the fire
Into tomorrow

So, flush the pills
Face the fear
Feel the weight
Disappear

We’re coming clean
We’re born again
Our hopeful lungs
Can breathe again
Oh we can breathe again

Step into a new day
We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon the heartache, yeah
Solight a match
Leave the past
Burn the ships
Step into a new day

We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon the heartache, yeah
So light a match
Leave the past
Burn the ships
And don’t ya look back
And don’t ya look back
And don’t ya look back

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6. Fight On, Fighter
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Tedd T., Ben Glover, Benjamin Backus, Mark Campbell

I was there
On the day
That your world changed
You were scared
Unprepared
For the heartbreak
Everything you knew
faded out of view
Stole a piece of you

If I could
Oh I would
Be your hero
Be the one
Who would take
All the arrows
Save you from the pain
Carry all the weight
But don’t you know you’re brave

Fight on, fighter
Don’t let anyone steal your fire
Fight on, fighter
The spir
it is alive inside ya

There’s a power
That you hold
That you lock down
Let it breathe
Give it wings
Set it free now
Time to make your mark
Break the prison bars
Show them who you are

Fight on, fighter
Don’t let anyone steal your fire
Fight on, fighter
The spirit is alive inside ya

Stronger than you ever thought
Darling you’re stronger
Braver than you were before
Baby you’re braver
Oh, no you don’t have to be afraid
Together we’ll face it
Under God that’s who you are, and you’re gonna make it

Fight on, fighter
Don’t let anyone steal your fire
Fight on, fighter
The spirit is alive inside ya (X2)

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7. Need You More
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Seth Mosley, Tedd T., Rebecca St. James

In the blink of an eye, life flashed
Right in front of my eyes, mmm
Never knew that the fear, could cripple my chest
In the blink of an eye, a light left

So lonely it is, so lonely tonight is
And I wish I knew why, yeah I wish I knew why

I need you more, yeah
I need you more
More than ever before, yeah
I need you more

Prepare for the worst, hope for the best
Who could’ve known, what was coming next

So holy it is, so holy tonight is
But I wish I knew why, yeah I wish I knew why

I need you more, yeah
I need you more
More than ever before, yeah
I need you more, yeah

I need you more, oh I need you more, yeah
I need you more, oh I need you more
More than ever before, I need you more, yeah
I need you more, yeah I need you more

Just a little closer
A little clearer
Our souls are nearer tonight
Just a little sweeter
A little deeper
Our souls are nearer tonight

I need you more, yeah
I need you more
More than ever before

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8. Control
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Matt Hales, Tedd T., Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Kyle Rictor

You asked me to let go
But I thought I knew better
Afraid of surrender
And what I don’t know

I’ve always had a plan
But now I’m so weary
And I can see clearly
Forgot who I am

So won’t you make my eyes your eyes
My ears your ears
My tears your tears
And won’t you make my hands your hands
My feet your feet
My dreams your dreams

I give up control
Body, mind and soul
Can’t do this on my own, alone, no
I give up control

Can I speak honestly
I’ve still got some questions
Still fighting the tension
I need some relief

No, I’m no superman
This is my confession
Been
learning
my lesson
Help me understand

So won’t you make my eyes your eyes
My ears your ears
My tears your tears
And won’t you make my hands your hands
My feet your feet
My dreams your dreams

I give up control
Body, mind and soul
Can’t do this on my own, alone, no
I give up control

I will raise my voice and sing
I will, I will raise my voice and sing
It is all I’ve got left to bring
I will, I will raise my voice and sing (x2)

I give up control
Body, mind and soul
Can’t do this on my own, alone, no

Oh I give up control
My body, mind and soul
I can’t do this on my own, alone, no
I give up control
Oh I give up control

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9. Never Give Up
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Seth Mosley, Rebecca St. James, Tedd T.

Sharp stones
Broke bones
Truth hurts
You know
You tried
Backfired
You and your busted heart

Lost love
Set back
Tough luck
Off track
Rain clouds
On your
head
Everywhere you run

Tears come but joy will follow
Like lighting then the rainbow
Like darkness then the day shows
Yeah, the best is yet to come

Never ever, ever, ever, ever give up
Never ever, ever give up, no (repeat)
Never give up (2x)

When gravity
Pins you down
Find your feet
Stand your ground
Set your eyes
On the sky
You’re stronger than you know

Tears come but joy will follow
Like lighting then the rainbow
Like darkness then the day shows
Yeah, the best is yet to come

So never ever, ever, ever, ever give up
Never ever, ever give up, no (repeat)
Never give up (2x)

Don’t you ever give up, no
Keep your head down
You’re so much closer than you know right now
Don’t you ever give up, cuz
It’s turning around
Never give up (2x)

Never, ever surrender (3x)
Never surrender
Never, ever surrender (3x)

No, never ever, ever, ever, ever give up
Never ever, ever give up, no (repeat)
Never give up

So never ever, ever, ever, ever give up
Never ever, ever give up, no (repeat)
Never give up (2x)

Don’t you ever give up, no
Keep your head down
You’re so much closer than you know right now
Don’t you ever give up, cuz
It’s turning around
Never give up

Don’t you ever give up, no
Keep your head down
You’re so much closer than you know right now
Don’t you ever give up, cuz
It’s turning around
Never give up

If you fall back down you can get back up,
Never give up
If you fall back down you can get back up,
Never give up
Cause the best is yet to come, oh the best is yet to come
Never give up

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10. Hold Her
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Tedd T., Rebecca St. James

She was holding on so tight
But why do we still have to say goodbye
She's all alone tonight
There’s nothing I can do to make it right

Is it ever gonna be
Ever gonna be brighter
Is it ever gonna be
Ever gonna be easier

Hold her tonight
Oh God would you
Hold her tonight
Cause I’m not there to
Stay close, keep watch
Tell her she’s not alone
Hold her tonight

We’re apart but not alone
My love for her is more than she can know
A secret place only we can go
And we’ll laugh and we will hope until we’re home

Is it ever gonna be
Ever gonna be brighter
Is it ever gonna be
Ever gonna be easier

Hold her tonight
Oh God would you
Hold her tonight
Cause I’m not there to
Stay close, keep watch
Tell her she’s not alone
Hold her tonight

Steady on, steady on, my love
This shall soon pass
Steady on, steady on, my love
This shall soon pass (Repeat)

Hold her tonight
Oh God would you
Hold her tonight
Cause I’m not there to
Stay close, keep watch
Tell her again she’s not alone
Hold her tonight

Hold her tonight
Oh God would you
Hold her tonight
Cause I’m not there to
Stay close, keep watch
Tell her she’s not alone
Stay close, keep watch
Tell her, tell her she’s not alone
Hold her tonight

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11. Pioneers
Written by: Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone, Matt Hales, Blake Kanicka, Vince DiCarlo, Benjamin Backus, Stephen Lynch

I am here, you are there, lying side by side
Out of touch, out of reach, in a great divide
Parallel lines

Hear the rain, count the drops on the window pane
Wide awake, stalemate, why do we play this game
Oh God I hate this game

Throw open the doors
You know my heart is yours
What are we waiting for, yeah

Let’s be pioneers
And we’ll build our home
In the great unknown
Yeah, let’s be pioneers

There’s a song that we sang on our honeymoon
I remember all the words but forgot the tune
Why are we out of tune?

Let’s forgive and let’s forgive again
I’m reaching out to my sweetest friend
Can we start again

Throw open the doors
You know my heart is yours
What are we waiting for, yeah

Let’s be pioneers
And we’ll build our home
In the great unknown, yeah

Let’s be pioneers
And we’ll build our home
In the great unknown
Yeah, let’s be pioneers
Let’s be pioneers

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