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Newsboys
Newsboys


Background information
Origin Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
Genre(s) Christian Pop
Pop Rock
Christian Rock
Years active 1985—present
Label(s) Sparrow Records
Inpop Records
Website Website
Members
Jody Davis
Duncan Phillips
Jeff Frankenstein
Michael Tait
Former members
Peter Furler
John James
George Perdikis
Sean Taylor
Phil Yates
Corey Pryor
Jonathan Geange
Vernon Bishop
Kevin Mills
Phil Joel
Bryan Oleson
Paul Colman



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Newsboys Album


Thrive (06/18/2002)
06/18/2002
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I was a teen flat-liner on the joy screen
Dead in the water of life as we knew
You offered me drink, I wanted more than a sip
But I couldn't let go on the straws I was clinging to

Giving it over, giving it over
I was flat on my back, I'd slid 'till it hurt
Giving it over, giving it over
You put my head in the clouds and my feet in good dirt
My head in the clouds and my feet in good...dirt

Devils were crowding my head with lies they spread
They'd convinced me of what fools know isn't true
Quick as an Outkast rhyme you took me back in time
Back to the first love I ever knew

Giving it over, giving it over
Got my broken heart healed and removed from its cast
Giving it over, giving it over
Yeah, I'm giving it all to a true love at last
Giving it all to a true love at last

You don't know where the wind's going to blow
And since you can't take it with you
Better give it away before you go
Yeah, I'm giving it over

Greed is the word, it's a verb
Wants to bind us all
Bind us together like a platinum truss
Giving it over, giving it over
I'm putting my heart into treasures that don't rust
Giving it over, giving it over
I'm giving it all to a face I can trust

You don't know where the wind's going to blow
And since you can't take it with you
Better give it away before you go
Yeah, I'm giving it over

Giving it over, giving it over, giving it all
(give, give, give, give it over)
I’m giving it over, giving it over, giving it all
(give, give, give, give it over)...

. . .


This field guide's
Got no soul
Digging for the sacred
In a man-made hole

The soil gets harder
The shovel won't behave
I just dug myself
Into a six foot grave

I need a new dimension
Got to Supersize
A Jacobean ladder
To a parallel prize

The walk's by faith
The sight lines lie
How'm I gonna tag along
With one tin ear
And one glass eye
Well I...

Chorus:
I can't get there from here
When every sense is in mono
Walk by faith, you appear
I wanna live in stereo

I can't get there from here
Without a God-directed go
Walk by faith, you appear
I gotta live in stereo.

I quit, I fold, I'm done
Trying to scale Everest
Sherpa-less
Ain't fun

The best laid plans
Are in my other pants
The base camp's buried
In an avalanche

I need a new dimension
Got to Supersize
A Jacobean ladder
To a parallel prize

The walk's by faith
The lone wolf dies
But how'm I gonna follow you
With blue man ears
And snow blind eyes?
Well I...

Chorus

. . .


Chorus
They all fall
Like a million raindrops
Falling from a blue sky
Kissin' your cares goodbye
They all fall
Like a million pieces
A tickertape parade high
And now you're free to fly

Carryin' a millstone malaise
It's been pulling down your gaze
You pound the pavement
It don't give or care
This weight ain't yours to bear

Why you holdin' grudges in old jars?
Why you wanna show off all your scars?
What's it gonna take to lay a few burdens down?
It's a beautiful sound
(Chorus)
When that muffled sigh
Says you're barely getting by
Cut your burdens loose and just simplify
Simplify

This is not your floor
You're going higher than before
Drop the weight now
Wait for the lookout guide
Look outside
(chorus)
You've gotta lay that burden down
You've gotta lay that burden down
It's time to leave your burdens in a pyre
Set a bonfire

'Cause when you lay your burdens down
When you lay your burdens down
When you drop them burdens
What a free-fall
What a thrill
Bury them all
In a landfill
(chorus)

. . .


Down here in the valley
Every shadow you see
Has its own story
Down here in the valley every puddle of mud,
Comes from tears and blood
And its so hard just to get warm,
That the chill turns into despair

Will You lift me up with tender care
Will You wash me clean in the palm of Your hands
Will You hold me close so I can thrive?
When You touch me thats when I know, I know I'm alive

Down here in the valley 'nuthins able to grow
'cause the lights too low
Folks spend their days 'diggin 'round for diamonds and gold
'till they just get old, and they don't know anything else.
They don't know their breathing bad air,
But I'm tired of livin' like this
and my soul cries out "If You're there"

Will You lift me up with tender care
Will You wash me clean in the palm of Your hands
Lord, hold me close so I can thrive
When You touch me that's when I know I'm alive

Call me up to Your side
Draw me up to Your light
Let it blind me
Lord refine me
Refine me out of my mind

Will You lift me up with tender care
Will You wash me clean in the palm of Your hands
Lord hold me close so I can thrive
When You touch me that's when I know I'm alive

Lord, You lift me up with tender care
Will You wash me clean in the palm of Your hands?
Lord, hold me close so I can thrive
When You touch me that's when I know, I know I'm alive

. . .


Old as the hills, new everyday
It's in the bones like it's DNA
First taste is sweet 'til it rots in your mouth
Another old friends who rats you out
All of the time in this life
Can't loose the ties that bind
They shackle our feet, we trip, we fall
We crawl
I was born in the mess of it all

CHORUS:
Then you rescued me, rescued me
Lord, with a touch of your hand
Another captive free again
Who else in heaven could do this but you?
You rescued me, rescued me
Lord, with a love out of mind
Oh, you know I love it when
Everyday I am rescued again

Over the years your nature's way
Is turning wrongs into roles you play
Caught in a spell that's overcast
You gain perspective, it doesn't last
All of the time in this life
Can't loose the ties that blind you
They're new everyday, old as the fall
The fall
And I was born in the mess of it all

-CHORUS-

Every day, every way, every
Every cheap imitation
All of my imagination
Even my self-preservation
Is yours in time

-CHORUS-

Then you rescued me, rescued me
Lord, with a touch of your hand
Another captive free again
Everyday I am rescued again
Again

Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh Oh

Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah
Oh Yeah . . .

. . .


As we lift up our hands
Will you meet us here
As we call on your name
Will you meet us here
We have come to this place
to worship You
God of Mercy and Grace

It is you, we adore
It is you, praises are for
Only you
The Heavens declare
it is you
it is you

Holy, Holy is our God Almighty
Holy, Holy is His name alone
Holy, Holy is our God Almighty
Holy, Holy is His name alone

It is you
We adore
It is you
only you

As we lift up our hands
will you meet us here
As we call on your name
will you meet us here
we have come to this place
to worship you
God of mercy and grace

It is you, we adore
It is you, praises are for
Only you
The Heavens declare
it is you
it is you

Holy, Holy is our God Almighty
Holy, Holy is His name alone
Holy, Holy is our God Almighty
Holy, Holy is His name alone

As we lift up our hands
As we call on your name
Will you visit this place
by your Mercy and Grace
(repeat)

it is you
we adore
it is you
it is you

Holy, Holy is our God Almighty
Holy, Holy is His name alone
Holy, Holy is our God Almighty
Holy, Holy is His name alone

it is you
we adore
it is you
only you

. . .


And every generation's got
The fearless few who can't be bought
They don't take polls or look around
They act on truth, and then they stand their ground

Come up and see the world stripped bare
The free indeed
They breathe a rarified air
Yeah, they got spirit
Yeah, they got game
And some get christened
With a righteous sounding name

na na na na na na na na na
Cor-ne-li-us

And every generation knows
The doers do, the posers pose
'Cause every time the pop goes fizz
Another yes-man gets his

Come on and see the big man's boss
The mind clears out when you're taking up the cross
Yeah, his burden's easy
No, it don't chafe
It's God's safe harbour
Why play it safe?

na na na na na na na na na
Cor-ne-li-us

Core-strong like a centurion
I wanna be Cornelius
Core-strong like a centurion
I wanna be Cornelius
His kneel is real
His kneel is real
What rhymes with Cornelius?
Helium

The "cor" is before a kneel, a kneel
The "i" is an "e" in us, in us
He's ready to fight, but not to fuss
We like, we like Cornelius

And history proves the axiom
Surface skimmers choke on scum
Who's calling deep?
Who opens wide?
Who put the just in justified?

Check, check it out--the view you get
It's God's high-wire
There isn't any net
Show a little spirit
Show you got game
Show you know
(We know, we know)
You know what's in a name

na na na na na na na na na
Cor-ne-li-us

He's ready to fight,
But not to fuss
We like, we like
Cornelius

He isn't a wuss
He never wass
We like, we like
Cornelius

. . .


Got my genome mapping
Got my genome mapping
Caught my smart dog napping
Got my genome mapping

I'm a marinade
Of what's hot this summer
I'm an early comer
Bought a Gulf War Hummer

Every fad I feel it's force
Every trend I do endorse
Got my genome mapping
Caught my smart dog napping

I'm charging up the new, new thing
I'm answering a customized ring
I'm starting from the place you stop
I'm packing for an ego trip, hop

Stop the scam
You day traders in a traffic jam
Can the craze
All you players outta plays
Fight the man
All you suckers for a better brand
They got us living on the fad of the land

Get your pager on
Cuz you know my number
I'm a wireless wonder
Got thumbs of thunder

Soul daddies in a fire wire tumble dryer
Soul mamas broke the breaker
Soul children packin' Prozac pacifiers
Get your plug-in
We all need to plug in to our maker

. . .


roll down the window
don't shift in your seat
I don't care if the wind blows
I don't care about the heat
all those John Woo showdowns
don't prepare you for this
a little bit face-off
a little killer's kiss

stop, look, listen hard
this is why a band hires a body guard
fear draws them
don't let it show
driver, there's a bee trapped in my limo

when a bug plays chicken
feathers fly
the driver's allergic
one sting and we die
a real buzz killer
wouldn't have missed
I'm just making it meaner
with every flick of my guchi wielding wrist

stop, look, listen hard
this is why a band hires a body guard
fear draws them, don't let it show
driver, there's a mad bee in my limo

John Woo, John Woo
John Woo, John Woo

stop, look, listen hard
this is why I needed a library card
fear finds them knocking about
driver, there's a metaphor trying to get out

. . .


You are the author of knowledge
You can redeem what's been done
You hold the present and all that's to come
Until your everlasting kingdom

chorus:
Lord I don't know where all this is going
or how it all works out
lead me to peace that is past understanding
A peace beyond all doubt

You are the God of tomorrow
Turning the darkness to dawn
Lifting the hopeless with hope to go on
You are the rock of all salvation

chorus

Ohh Lord, you are the author
Redeeming what's been done
You hold us in the present
And all that is to come
(2x)

Lord we don't know where all this is going
Or how it all works out
Lead us to peace that is past understanding
A peace beyond all doubt
(3x til fade)

. . .


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