Twenty-Four

Twenty-four oceans, twenty-four skies,
Twenty-four failures in twenty-four tries.
Twenty-four finds me in twenty-fourth place,
With twenty-four dropouts at the end of the day.

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Life is not what I thought it was
Twenty-four hours ago.
Still I'm singing Spirit take me up in arms
with You.
And I'm not who I thought I was
Twenty-four hours ago
Still I'm singing Spirit take me up in arms
With You.

Twenty-four reasons to admit that I'm wrong
With all my excuses still twenty-four strong.

(chorus)

But see I'm not coping out
When You're raising the dead in me

Oh, I am the second man
Oh, I am the second man now
Oh, I am the second man now

And You're raising these twenty-four voices
With twenty-four hearts
With all of my symphonies in twenty-four parts
But I want to be one today
Centered and true

I want to see miracles
To see the world change
I wrestled the angel
For more than a name
For more than a feeling
For more than a cause
Singing Spirit take me up in arms with You
You're raising the dead in me
The Beautiful Letdown

It was a beautiful letdown
When I crashed and burned
When I found myself alone, unknown and
Hurt.

It was a beautiful letdown
The day I knew
That all the riches this world had to offer me
Would never do.

In a world full of bitter pain
And bitter doubt
I was trying so hard to fit in,
Until I found out

I don't belong here
I don't belong here
I will carry a cross and a song where I don't belong.

It was a beautiful letdown
When You found me here
And for once in a rare blue moon
I see everything clear

I'll be a beautiful letdown
That's what I'll forever be
And though it may cost my soul
I'll sing for free.

We're still chasing our tails
And the rising sun
And our dark water planet
Still spins in a race
Where no one wins
And no one's one.

I don't belong here
I don't belong here
I'm gonna set sight
and set sail for the kingdom come.
Your kingdom come.
Won't you let me down!
Let my foolish pride forever let me down.

Easy living, you're not much like your name
Easy dying, you look just about the same.
Would you please take me off your list?
Easy living, please come on and let me down.

What a beautiful letdown
painfully uncool
the church of the drop outs, the losers,
the sinners, the failures, and the fools.
What a beautiful letdown
are we salt in the wound?
Let us sing one true tune.
Ammunition
The Beautiful Letdown
All songs written by Jonathan Foreman, except "Meant To Live," "Gone" & "Adding To The Noise" written by Jonathan Foreman and Tim Foreman and "On Fire" written by Jonathan Foreman and Daniel Victor
©2000-2003 Meadowgreen Music Company / Sugar Pete Songs (ASCAP)
Meant To Live

Fumbling his confidence and wondering
Why the world has passed him by.
Hoping that he's bent for more
Than arguments and failed attempts to fly.

(chorus)
We were meant to live for so much more
Have we lost ourselves?
Somewhere we live inside.

Dreaming about providence and
Whether mice and men have second tries.
Maybe we've been living with our eyes half open,
Maybe we've bent and broken.

(chorus)

We want more than this world's got to offer
We want more than the wars of our fathers
And everything inside screams for second life.
We were meant to live

(chorus)
This Is Your Life

Yesterday is a wrinkle on your forehead
Yesterday is a promise that you've broken
Don't close your eyes, don't close your eyes,
This is your life.
And today is all you've got now.
And today is all you'll ever have.
Don't close your eyes.

(chorus)
This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, is it everything that you dreamed
That it would be when the world was younger,
And you had everything to lose?

Yesterday is a kid in the corner
Yesterday is dead and over.

(chorus)

This is your life, are you who you want to be?
This is your life, are you who you want to be?
More Than Fine

When I wake in the morning
I want to blow into pieces.
I want more than just okay, more than just okay.

When I'm up with the sunshine,
I want more than just a good time
I want more than just okay, more than just okay.

I'm not givin' up, givin' up now.
I'm not givin' up, not backing down.

(chorus)
More than fine, more than bent on getting by.
More than fine, more than just okay.

When I'm up with the sunrise,
I want more than just the blue skies
I want more than just okay, more than just okay

(chorus)

More than oceans away from the dawn
More than oceans away from who we are.
More than oceans, more than oceans
More than fine.
Ammunition

Blame it on what you've been though
Blame it on what you're into
Blame it on your religions
Blame it on politicians

We've been blowing up
We're the issue
It's our condition

We've been blowing up
We're the issue
Our detonation

(chorus)
We've been blowing up
We're the issue
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We're ammunition
We are the fuse and ammunition.

I have no generation
Show me my motivation
One world one desperation
One hope and one salvation

(chorus)

Look what a mess we've made of love
Look what a mess we've made,
We've got ourselves to blame
Look what a bomb we've made of love.

(chorus)
Dare You To Move

Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone's here
Everyone's watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next?

(chorus)
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before

Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be

(chorus)

Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here
Redemption

Four A.M., two hours to go
I'm wearing out a lonely glow.
I miss you more than I could know
Here I am, here I am,
won't you get me?

(chorus)
I've got my hand in redemption's side
Whose scars are bigger than these doubts of mine.
I'll fit all of these monstrosities inside
And I'll come alive.

With my fist down at Your feet
I was running out of mysteries
Insecure and incomplete here I am, here I am,
won't you get me?

(chorus)

My fears have worn me out
My fears have worn me out
My fears have worn me, worn me.

(chorus)
Gone

She told him she'd rather fix her makeup
Than try and fix what's going on
But the problem keeps on calling
Even with the cell phone gone.

She told him that she believes in living
Bigger than she's living now
But her world keeps spinning backwards
And upside down.

Don't say so long, you're not that far gone.
Don't spin today away, 'cause today will soon be

Gone, like yesterday is gone
Like history is gone
Just try and prove me wrong and
  pretend like you're immortal.

She said, he said, live like no tomorrow
Everyday we borrow brings us
One step closer to the edge. Infinity.
Where's your treasure, where's your hope,
If you get the world and lose your soul?
She pretends like she pretends like
  she's immortal.

Don't say so long, and throw yourself wrong
This could be your big chance to make-up
Today will soon be

Gone, like yesterday is gone
Like history is gone
The world keeps spinning on
You're going, going,
Gone, like summer break is gone,
Like Saturday is gone
Just try and prove me wrong and
  pretend like you're immortal.

We are not infinite
We are not permanent
Nothing is immediate
And we pretend like we're immortal.
We are so confident in our accomplishments
Look at our decadence.

Gone, like Frank Sinatra, like Elvis and his mom,
Like Al Pacino's cash, nothing lasts in this life
Gone, my High School dreams are gone,
My childhood sweets are gone
Life is a day that doesn't last for long.

Life is more than money, time was never money
Time was never cash, life is still more than girls.
Life is more than hundred dollar bills and
  roto-tom fills,
Life is more than fame and rock and roll and thrills.
All the riches of the kings end up in will
We've got information in the information age
But do we know what life is outside of our
convenient Lexus cages?

She said he said live like no tomorrow
Every moment that we borrow brings us closer
To a God who's never been short of cash
Hey Bono, I'm glad you asked.
Life is still worth living, life is more than we are.
On Fire

They tell you where you need to go
They tell you when you need to leave.
They tell you what you need to know
They tell you who you need to be.

But everything inside you
Knows there's more than what you've heard
There's so much more than empty conversations
Filled with empty words

(chorus)
And you're on fire
When He's near you
You're on fire when He speaks
You're on fire burning at these mysteries.

Give me one more time around
Give me one more chance to see.
Give me everything You are
Give me one more chance to be near You.

When everything inside me
Looks like everything I hat
You are the hope I have for change
You are the only chance I'll take

(chorus2)
And I'm on fire when You're near me
I'm on fire when You speak
I'm on fire burning at these mysteries

I'm standing on the edge of me,
I'm standing on the edge of everything I've ever been
And I've been standing at the edge of me, standing
At the edge

(chorus2)
Adding To The Noise

What's it gonna take
To slow us down
To let the silence spin us around?
What's it gonna take
To drop this town?,
We've been spinning at the speed of sound.

Stepping out of those convenience stores
What could we want but more more more?
From the third world
To the corporate core
We are the symphony of modern humanity.

(chorus)
If we're adding to the noise
Turn off this song.
If we're adding to the noise
Turn off your stereo, radio, video...

I don't know
What they're gonna think of next
Genetic engineers of the most high tech.
A couple new ways
To fall into debt.
I'm a nervous wreck but I'll bet
That that T.V. set
Tells us what we've wanted to hear
But none of these sound bites
Are coming in clear
From the third world to the corporate ear
We are the symphony of modern humanity.

(chorus)
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