Boats (I’ll Take My Chance With Directions)

Is it gone and over with
Far and faded away
Over the hills and past the horizon
Is it running away
Or am I falling behind
Stumbling down the stairs I’ve climbed

I am stranded
And I don’t know which way is up
How could I
When I shut my eyes so long ago

Nonetheless I’m in this boat again
And I think I’ll take my chance with directions
I’ll make forward be in front of me
And make the past what’s behind

I fell so many times
I didn’t watch my feet
Step in time along with the wrong rythym
But I’ll take a breath
And stop for a while
While I’m alone in this boat again

I am stranded
And I don’t know which way is up
How could I
When I shut my eyes so long ago

Nonetheless I’m in this boat again
And I think I’ll take my chance with directions
I’ll make forward in front of me
And make the past what’s behind

-jambi

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I Can’t Remember

I can’t remember my dream last night
But I’m sure that you were there
Because I can’t think of you when I’m awake
I can’t remember my dream last night
And I don’t think I want to know
Because I know how I wanted it to go

There must have been a smile on your face
In my dreams last night
I could have been the one to still your tears
In my dreams last night
In my dreams last night

I can’t remember my dream last night
But I’m sure that you were there
Don’t cry, because who you saw wasn’t me
I can’t remember my dream last night
And I don’t think I want to know
Because I know, I would have wanted to go

There must have been a smile on your face
In my dreams last night
I could have been the one to still your tears
In my dreams last night
In my dreams last night

I wasn’t there, and it wasn’t me
I’m not the one who kissed your cheek
And now I know, I had to go
I hope you’ll find that it will heal in time

There must have been a smile on your face
In my dreams last night
I could have been the one to still your tears
Oh, but not this time
Just give it time

-jambi

The Fall

Is it over
All that I had stacked upon my crooked foundation
And tattered
All that I looked at on the shelf of my faith
and I think
This earthquake will be the one to shake things up

Hear that sound
All the shelves are breaking off the wall
And falling
The foundation they once had was me
And they crash
And the foundation falls away from me
And I see
That all that I am is not what it seems

Hear that sound
I am broken on the ground
I’m nothing
And all of what I was fell into the sea
But I’m saved
By this solid Rock that took my fall

-jambi

Without Grace (Do I Make a Sound?)

I am broken and beaten and dragged away
from all of You said I could be
I am shattered to pieces on the ground
my soul is downcast within me
I am fallen to my knees in the forest
shouting and calling to deaf ears

Do I make a sound?

I know that I am nothing
If not for You
I know that I am nothing
If not for grace
Where would I be, my love
Without grace

On my knees I turn and drop my gaze
from all that is left behind
But there is a hope left in my mind
Because of the Lord’s great love

We are not consumed

I know that I am nothing
If not for You
I know that I am nothing
If not for grace
Where would I be, my love
Without grace

In the middle of the forest
Do I make a sound?
Fallen to my knees
Do I make a sound?

It’s only by grace
that we can make a sound
It’s only by grace
that we can make a sound

-jambi
(with help from Lamentations 3)

Forgotten

I couldn’t wait to see you again, my friend
Remember the way you lit me up last time
I couldn’t wait to play with you, my friend
Remember the way we would laugh all night

It seemed like you forgot me yesterday
and it seems like you don’t want me anyways
can’t you at least give me a little more time
to live like you still want me by your side

I couldn’t wait to see you back then
I don’t remember your quick goodbyes
I thought you’d come talk to me again
and I can’t believe you just left me in the dirt

It seemed like you forgot me yesterday
and it seems like you don’t want me anyways
can’t you at least give me a little more time
to live like you still want me by your side

so now I’m coming for you,
because you need to be found
you can turn away from me,
but please come back to what you believed

Because God didn’t forget you yesterday
but it seems like you don’t want Him anyways
can’t you at least give Him one more time
and live like He’s still by your side

– jambi

Read My Lips

sometimes it feels like I’m no good at saying what I should
to all of those ears that need to hear your voice
and that what you have created, you also came to save

and why can’t they see
this truth living in me
when all that I do
should all flow from you

I am possibly without a doubt at a loss for the lost
and I don’t think that I can help them see what I do
I’m asking you to come here and write the words on my mouth
so when I’m at a loss they can just read my lips

and why can’t they see
this truth living in me
when all that I do
should all flow from you

I am possibly without a doubt at a loss for the lost
and I don’t think that I can help them see what I do
I’m asking you to come here and write the words on my mouth
so when I’m at a loss they can just read my lips

oh, God, I am not beyond you
and when you’re here and there and everywhere
will you write the words on my mouth

– jambi