Between the Dirt and the Ionosphere

by Formerly Blind

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released March 12, 2004

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Track Name: Meaning of Life
Where are we and why are we here
What’s our worth between the dirt and the ionosphere
How many, how many insular years
Until we realize the answer’s not between our ears

Come heaven, come kingdom come
Answer the question with direction cause we’re needing some

Being alive is no reason, reason to live
To exist is no cause, cause to persist
To be loved by God and loving Him back
That’s the meaning of life, that’s the meaning of life

What drives me, what gets me out of bed
What can I say but something someone else has already said
He moves me, He is why I live
The only reason for existence I can possibly give

Come heaven, come kingdom come
Give us the answers with direction cause we’re needing some
Surrender, turn it over
Whatever it is let it go and make it His
Track Name: Chasing Content
Contemplating life, and the way I want it to be
I see the line, between what I have and what I need
There’s a desire, inside of me that wants a change
I’ve got to know, is it wrong for me to feel this way

Everything I have, leaves me wanting on the inside
And what I need, is something that can satisfy
I won’t ride the fence, it’s not the way that I am
I’ll just move the line, until my heart is content

Just beyond my reach, I keep pushing the fence
You can always count on me, to be chasing the wind
On and on in me, will this ever end
Or will I always be, chasing content

Contemplating life, and they way things have to be
I know the secret, to be content in everything
Sometimes we need to leave it all and just stop, stop
And what we think we need we could just drop, drop
In only Him we will finally be content

Just beyond your reach, you keep pushing the fence
Will you always be, chasing the wind
You can find your strength, only in Him
Or will you always be, chasing content

In only Him we will finally be content
Track Name: Closer-Further
Take me to your presence
Away from here
Because I’m alive when I see you
I’m alive when I feel you

The closer I am to you
The further I am from being alone
The closer I am to me
The moment you’re out of reach

So here I am before you
Crying out
Because you restore this broken heart
And you bring meaning to my life

The closer I am to you
The further I am from being alone
The closer I am to me
The moment you’re out of reach

Draw me closer to your side
Steal my heart and take my pride
Track Name: Lift My Hands Up
Tonight’s gonna be the night remembered for a while
If you’re feeling it, I’m feeling it, were feeling it tonight

So won’t you go for a ride with me and you will see how long
How long it takes to get us to the place where we belong

I lift my hands up, lift my head up
Say “God, what’s up?”
If you’re felling good sing “whoaa”

So follow me it’s time to leave your troubles behind
No better place then here no better time then now

So won’t you go for a ride with me and you will see how long
How long it takes to get us to the place where we belong

I lift my hands up, lift my head up
Say “God, what’s up?”
If you’re felling good sing “whoaa”

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from
Or what kind of car you’re driving
All that matters is that you know the One
The One who loves you
Track Name: Mountains
These mountains surround me from left to right
As far as I can see
The horizon is fading out of sight
Far away from me

The faith of a little seed is all I need to get by
If I rely on you inside of me
All things are possible
Let’s take these mountains for a ride

All alone in this valley but I’m alright
Because you’re watching over me
When I feel small and weary and I can’t go on
You give me what I need

Own my own I’m not enough
Own my own I’m not enough
I’ll just stand here and be still knowing you are God
Track Name: Over & Over Again
Oh I, I’ve got this feeling
Everything’s gonna be alright
‘Cause I, I believe that
It’s darkest just before its light

In the morning it will be alright

I believe it now, and I’ll shout it out
Over and over again
When you light shines, it takes me by surprise
Over and over again

Oh I, I’ve got a feeling
That sometimes you feel stuck in the night
But he won’t stop reaching
He always hears your cries

In the morning it will be alright

I believe it now, and I’ll shout it out
Over and over again
When you light shines, it takes me by surprise
Over and over again

Take me to the place that I can believe again
Track Name: Until You
For such a long, long time
I’ve been running in circles just to find
There’s so much more to this life
Than what were living for

We limit all of our time
To just getting us by
But what we really need to know
There’s freedom in letting go

I’ve felt the ocean’s tide rushing over me
I’ve sensed the awesome power of mountains under my feet
But I’ve never felt this way
Oh I’ve never sensed these things
No I’ve never felt this way
Until you

Now I'm not alone
His love has changed this heart of stone
I'll never look back again
Because my faith is now in Hime

My guilt and shame and fear
Just up and dissappeared
Into a sea of forgetfulness
As far as the east is from the west

I’ve felt the ocean’s tide rushing over me
I’ve sensed the awesome power of mountains under my feet
But I’ve never felt this way
Oh I’ve never sensed these things
No I’ve never felt this way
Until you

Until you knocked on my heart’s door
I opened wide for something more
No my vision is clear
I see with new eyes
And I can’t wait to tell the world
How you changed by life
Track Name: Single Minded
Could you ever pardon me
For what I've done to you
Words spoken from lips unclean
That have denied the truth

Take this heart of mine
I leave it for your will to find
Don't leave me all alone
'Cause I've been there from time to time
Are you willing to
Take this heart and lead it
'Cause I long to honor you

So this time I'm asking for
What's reliable
Because I've been through so many things
Have a heart that knows what it means
To be thrown around and left crying out
Track Name: I Don't Mind
Once I came to terms with life
I said “life I want to give you all away”
Don’t cry for all the years
There’s no sense in senseless tears today

And I turned around just in time
To see my world unwind
And I don’t mind, I don’t mind
I life full of regrets I leave it all behind
And I don’t mind

I’m on my way now
And I won’t call if it’s all the same to you
Life it’s time to say good bye
And I’ll just smile when you ask me why

And I turned around just in time
To see my world unwind
And I don’t mind, I don’t mind
I life full of regrets I leave it all behind
And I don’t mind

I know where to go from here
If I fall will you catch me
Crashing into something new
Something beautiful
Track Name: Take It Away
The scars and stains she wears are so hard to hide
I see her eyes filled with hurt and heartaches
From the pain inside she can't deny
About to lose the only thing that remains
Her precious life | As She falls to her knees she begins to see
You're all she needs

And all that I can give her Is all you are
As she falls to her knees tonight

He can take it away
The hurt and the pain
Just close your eyes
And I can make it alright
You'll never be the same
From this day
Just close your eyes  
And I can make it alright

Her search for absolutes has lead her astray
Blinded by the way she's treated by the light
She turns away
They only look at things she's left behnid
It's in her eyes
As she falls to her knees she begins to see
You're all she needs

It's out of her hands now and she'll never be the same