Good Man in a Storm
What i tryed to create with this project was groove oriented christian music in a variety of styles . making music with interesting chord changes . keeping it simple,and not clouding the songs with a lot of production or over barring guitar . i did find time at the end of all the songs for a solo or two . (it was killing me) Lyrics at very bottom of page 1. One thing GOD can't do = the chorus of this song came to me after hearing a black pastor on the radio . i wrote this song on a acoustic guitar, but i liked the wy it sounded when i played it on piano so i let the piano carry this tune . with the lyrics i wanted something halfway intelligent and new and wound up giving myself headaches from thinking so hard trying to accompish this . my favorite part of this song is the bridge . it contain some beautiful 'maj.11th' and altered bass chords . i hope the song sample last long enought for you to hear it . 2. JESUS knows you've got the blues = I've always found it amazing how blues music can put a smile on my face . it came to me that you don't hear many christian blues tunes so i figured i'ld write one and use a different blues turn around after each verse . The opening piano riff of this song came to me after listening to some big band songs from the 40's . The opening piano riff is G to C7b9 . for the guitar solo i thought i would try to atempt ( and i mean try ) a george benson scat with the guitar . once again i hope the song sample last that long . 3. The fall = i woke up one morning with the music to this song running through my head and with just the words 'watch out for the fall' . musically it's just a jazz way of playing ( in writters terms ) a 1, 6, 2, 5 . other than that i had a great time experimenting writting the horn lines . The song is about greed . my friend eddie bush of 'one flew south' did a great job on the vocals . 4. Celebrate = this is a song i wrote mainly for kids . It's about the small things that GOD does to show us that he loves us . things we often take for granted . I had gotten away from writting songs useing basic G, C, and D chords and that's what people can relate to . for a ear twist i added a Fmaj.9 on the turn around. The guitar solo at the end is my favorite guitar solo on this project . mixed with a fretless bass . to me is very moving . 5. Trust in me = I'm not much of a piano player but it's my favorite instrument and i love what technology has done for the voicing of the instrument . i just sat down and started playing the opening line one day and the words trust in me just sort of flowed well with it, so i wrote the song around that . The music for the verses just sort of fell below my fingers . i love the Amin.9 chord starting off the verses . it sets the mood for a great city jazz feel and made for some interesting vocal melody lines . The lyrics for the verses were another headache experence . i worked on them for days . this is another guitar solo that i'm proud of . 6. You move me = this song started out as a filler for the project . i came up with it one day while sitting bored to death in my back yard . once again trying to write more songs useing G, C, and D . I tryed to do something different with this song and orginally recorded it useing an accordion, marching drum, tamborine, upright bass and other odd instruments but it came out sounding awful and i mean awful . after switching back to acoustic guitar a full drum kit and other standard instruments it turned out great . The cool sounding vocal patch on the keyboard near the end happened by accident so i kept it . i didn't add the mandolin until mix down and it pulled the whole song together . 7. He just wants = I wrote this song on the way home from fishing . while thinking about all the sermons i've heard throughout my life . they all end with the same point which should always be remembered and that is : GOD loves us so much that he just wants us to know, believe and confess that Jesus is his son and that he dyed on the cross for our sins . 8. Lay your hands on me = the pastor of my church said he wish someone would write a southern rock worship song . while trying desperately to sleep that night it was killing me so i got up and wrote the whole song in about 30 minutes . this rarely happens but when it does it turns out pretty good . ................................................................................................ Lyrics: ONE THING GOD CAN'T DO music & words written by: Keith Bruce copyright 2001 BMI Here's the story, the written Law You can paint by the numbers, See it all We are saved by grace, through faith & love we're forgiven Don't forget that, He's Been it, Done it, Seen it, Bleed it all Everyone around me says I'm talking to myself Don't much understand me cause it's you & not myself Oh I must relieve myself of these insecurities As we learn to live among ourselves His love keeps showing me CHORUS There's Just One Thing That GOD Cannot do That's Lie To You Storms around me we're going to get it and He can plant in december, in the sand After lies and hate seeds of love will spread all around us In the mean time He'll Sow It, Grow It, Tow It, Bless It All Everything he tells me is laid out on the line Someone has to give me a good talkin' to this time Oh I can't believe all my inconsistancies As we learn to reinvent ourselves His love keeps showing me CHORUS These Truths I See I Can't Hide It He's Everything I Need CHORUS ..................................................................................... THE FALL music & words written by: Keith Bruce copyright 2001 BMI He wants to live a lasuevious life Big house, a beautiful wife Kick the neighbors as they stare Shine on rockets red glare Betting everything he can Dealing for a better hand Roll the dice and watch him dance Waiting for his second chance's (chorus) Sometimes we all want to live a crazy life With GOD's love around me Nothings going to blind me We'll still live for ever Just watchout for the fall Money dosen't mean suscess Way we look, How we dress Thinking that we're getting stronger As the list grows ever longer Lord help us live a better life That of men, not as mice Help us to seek out the pain Driveing us for greater Gain (chorus) We want everything that we see See behind the handshake of greed (chorus) ..................................................................... JESUS KNOWS YOU'VE GOT THE BLUES copyright 2001 BMI Jesus Knows You've Got The Blues And You're Wondering When He'll Come Through Just Sit'in Round With You're Head Down In You're Shoes Jesus Knows You've Got The Blues Jesus Knows When Things Aren't Right You Must Remind Yourself To Keep Your Eye On The Light Many Times While Blinded He's Been Our Sight When Everything Keeps Going Wrong It's Hard To Be Strong You'll never Lose He Knows What You're Going Through Cause Jesus Knows You've Got The Blues Sit'in Round Feeling Pain We Only Have Ourselfs To Blame But, You Know When It Comes To The Hard Times We Grow Just Sit'in round, Sit'in Here Just Singing The Blues But, Jesus Knows you've Got The Blues Written: By Keith Bruce ........................................................................... TRUST IN ME words & music written by : keith bruce copyright 2001 BMI My Life Jesus Tell Me Why I'am A Good Man In A Strom Sit & Wonder Why Until I I Talk With You I Will Grow Through This Change & Still My Heart Remains With You Chorus Put Your Trust In Me I'am Here When You Need Put Your Trust In Me I'am All You'll Ever Need Show Me Sometimes Fells Like I'am Left Here Allone Then I See The World Through Your Eyes I Follow You I Welcome This Change & Still My Heart Remains With You Chorus This Is All I know In My Heart There's A Change Faith When I Trust In You LORD Destiny Is Atained Chorus .................................................................. LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME words & music written by : keith bruce copyright 2001 BMI I WALKED DOWN TO THE RIVER GOT ON MY KNEE'S AND PRAYED WANT YOU PLEASE HELP ME LORD I'VE GOT TO CHANGE MY WAYS CHORUS I SAY JESUS WANT YOU LAY YOUR HANDS ON ME I'AM SEARCHING OUT THERE FOR YOU LORD AS BLIND AS I CAN BE I FLEW ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN INTO GALILEE LOOKING FOR ANSWERS LORD A TROUBLED MIND TO EASE CHORUS I SAILED ACROSS THE OCEAN AND THE 7 SEAS WANT YOU PLEASE HELP ME LORD TO BE ALL I CAN BE CHORUS YOU SEE I WALKED DOWN TO THE RIVER AND FALL DOWN ON MY KNEE'S I FLEW ACROSS THE MOUNTAIN INTO GALILEE I SAILED ACROSS THE OCEAN AND THE 7 SEAS ALL THAT WAY TO FIGURE OUT HE'S HOME WAITING FOR ME CHORUS .................................................................... YOU MOVE ME words & music written by : keith bruce copyright 2001 BMI If I Sat Down & Let My Mind Wonder I'ld Think Of All The Things He's Done For Me In My Life Nothings Been More Stronger Or Shined A Brighter Light Upon Me Bridge Cause In My Mind Runs A 1000 Times Of All He's Done For Me & I Want To Be As Close As I Can Be Chorus You Move Me With The Life You Walked You Move Me With The Words You Taught You're Everything I want To Be You Move Me With The Love You Give You Move Me With My Sin's Forgived You're Everything That Sets Me Free You Move Me Shing Throught The Clouds That Surround Me I Think Of All The Gift's That I Can Give A Loving Heart,A Caring Smile Shine Holy Everydays A Second Chance To Give Bridge Chorus ....................................................................... HE JUST WANTS ME words & music written by : keith bruce copyright 2001 BMI Something is gone in my world, I can feel it Something so strong is trying to fill up this space Nowhere to run, I can't hide, from this spirit Show me the son, and his loving grace Oh, right here I stand a plain common man trying to fight it This light that I see, knows all my needs His love fills inside of me. CHORUS Cause, he just wants me, just wants you, just wants anyone To say that for our sins Jesus died Cause, he just wants me, just wants you, just wants anyone To know, that's how much he loves our lives It begins, and ends with Christ crucified With my heart and my trust he will guide me In my heart there's a love parade I believe with his blood he has saved me Spirit in me I am not afraid Oh, dear friend till the end I'm ashamed of the sins inside of me What'll I do if everything crumbles, and falls Strengthen my ways, I stand in the praise of you CHORUS .......................................................................... CELEBRATE Words & Music written by : keith bruce COPYRIGHT 2001 BMI Celebrate The LORD (repeat) x 3 Celebrate The Morning Sky Sleepy Little Baby's Cry Every Bird,Every Tree Honey From The Honey Bee Celebrate Apple Pie New Puppy Shak'in Dry Every Fish In The Sea All This Love He Gave To Me Wooo Na Na Let's Praise Him Praise Him Celebrate The LORD (repeat) x 2 Celebrate Sad Goodbye's Star Light In A Dreamer's Eye Picture's That Make Us Laugh Candle Lit Bubble Bath Celebrate The Song We Sing All The Joy Rainbow's Bring Quite Time All Alone Family Member On The Phone Celebrate This Love For You Way's He Let's It Shine Through Faith That Run's Faith That Crawl's Holy Sprits With Us All Wooo Na Na Let's Praise Him Praise Him.