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This life

Summer skies baking my skin, French fries malt vinegar.
Wild cries from coaster rides, funny how I remember.
The line seems to wind forever, for such a fleeting thrill.

This life, Hotter & faster it burns, harder to handle the turns.
Stretching me out at the seams, more often begging God please.

As a child in no hurry, make believed & played.
Grown up now swept by worry, like a tidal wave.
Can I trust like a child, even though I’ve grown?

This life, Hotter & faster it burns, harder to handle the turns.
Tearing apart at the seams, more often begging God please.

Why is it so complicated? And why to often frustrated?
Yet why ever stay isolated
over & over & over & over again?

This life, Ready or not here it comes, hope I don’t come undone!
Stretching me out at the seams, more often begging God please.

This life, Hotter & faster it burns, harder to handle the turns.
Tearing apart at the seams…
I drop to my knees and ask the Lord Jesus……….rescue me!
Rescue me Jesus…………..In this life!
[Philippians 4:6-7]


Twenty Five

Remember back in ‘82, just friends without a clue.
Who could know when God was done, two would be one?
With wedding vows It all began then the car broke down almost did us in.
But somehow, we made it through to a place called hope like we always do.

And we sang we danced, we had some sweet romance.
Through the years we kept that love alive.
We laughed we cried; with God’s help we survived, Here’s to another 25.

Can’t forget that night we talked until 4 a.m.
Goin’ down that street was bittersweet But we found our way again.

Now here we are three times blessed; they fill our hearts with thankfulness
And I’m grateful for, all you gave, To make them who they are today. And
As they go out on there own, In our hearts they’ll have a home. And
Through it all with God to trust; they can make it just like us.

And they’ll sing they’ll dance, Let’s pray they find romance.
And through the years, they keep that love alive
They’ll laugh and cry; with God’s love they’ll survive; Here’s to another 25.

I know someday this earthly time will end.
But I have faith God has a place where we will live again. Till then,

Let’s laugh let’s cry, until we say goodbye. Here’s to another 25.
Let’s keep that love alive. Here’s to another twenty five.


Frappé

Go drink that Frappe I know you won’t say
That there’s calories beyond what you want.
That’s just fantastic they make you spastic
I bet you drink it to the very last drop

Wait a minute no matter how you spin it, it’s goin’ down
Raise your hands up before you give up & leave
Get me one please.

White chocolate mocha, I might go “broka”
If I got one every time I wanted
And if I’m moving slow, quadruple expresso,
Just might get me to get up & go

Wait a minute no matter how you spin it, it’s goin’ down
Raise your hands up before you give up & leave
Get me one please.


My Hope

There’s hope in all of this uncertainty

Senseless shooting, so many hurting
Violence knocks at our door:
We’re getting rocked to the core.

My hope in all of this insanity
   is Jesus Lord of all humanity.

Fear and confusion, mass disaster
Rolling onto our shores:
The forecast is unsure.
Global storm clouds, money meltdown
Cosmic & cyber threats:
So many things are a mess.

My hope in all of this insanity
   is Jesus Lord of all humanity.
My hope in all of this uncertainty
   flows from His love and ability.

Where can one run?
   Where can you turn that will not fail?

My hope in all of this insanity
   is Jesus Lord of all humanity.
My hope in all of this uncertainty
   flows from His love and ability.
My hope in all of this insanity
   is Jesus Savior from eternity.

You can have this hope!
Come join us in this hope.
Jesus is our hope. He is alive, He IS alive!
Jesus - a living hope
   The time is now
THERE’S Hope!


Note: No aminals were harmed in the writing or recording of these lyrics ;)

Acknowledgments

Credits for “This Life” EP

All songs written,
  All instruments played,
    ALL drum programming,
      All recording,
        engineering
          & pre-Master mixes
by Mark Wyar @ Free Access, Grafton,OH, USA, Earth © 2011

Cover art by www.evantgard.com Joel Young

Web Design Randall "Yorkchops" York

Thank Yous for “This Life” EP

Many thank you's here!

To God for rescuing me from my dark, hopeless existence; taking my shame & guilt in exchange for forgiveness, acceptance & joy! And the privilege of knowing Him & His love!
Also for creating music & making it so cool! (as well as for giving us the ability to create it & hear it!)
My bride Peggy for enduring a lot of my being MIA & for her love & encouragement
My daughter Martha for her support!
Joel LaRiccia My friend & songwriting/arranging mentor (& fellow Ipso Facto band mate). These songs would not have become what they are apart from you Bro! Thanks again! Ever onward!
Joel's bride Jenny for all the times he was working with me that he wasn’t at home!
My Pastors especially Pastor Ed Padley for his generous time, incredible & unceasing encouraging support
James Padley super great vocal performance & all around good guy (“Way to go Holmes!”)
Elissa Nawotniak super great also! Thanks to you & Suave AKA “LetsRide” for all your time over this era (“You’re all Aces kid!”)
Doug Bittner for teaching me stuff about Pro Tools & mix/mastering
You the listener and reader for your time!
Jeff Soukup for his encouragement & insights amidst my incessant Thursday inquiries!
Alice Gammalo AKA “Mamacita” - for inspiring the title of ‘Frappé’!
My New Life Service business accounts (owners & managers) who have granted me the privilege of servicing their automobiles (& paying me!), you have facilitated the bread for the equipment, software, art & mastering services to complete this “Episode 1”! Thank you for your business!
And last but not for lease
My 72 strong (as of 11.2.11) Valued Prayer Team; who have and continue to pray for me & these sonic endeavors throughout this journey. “Episode 1 is in the can gang! Thanks Mucho!” They are:
my Obies: Mara A., Lorna C., Chen Y., Phillip E., Fortner S., Emily H., Marissa K., Jesse “Neo” L., David M., Steve Y.
my HCC-ers: Glenver B., Gary “the bell rang”, Lori & Monica “wafer” C., Dan & Dave F., Alice & Jimmy G., Melissa & Nelson J., Amer K., Terry Dwayne L., Mike & Elissa N., Michael, Ed & Monica P., Dave & Jake S., Stephen “Stevo”, Anthony, Elizabeth & Melanie W., Rick W., “Bubba”, Eren & Spenser W., Sam W.
my Fam: Marianne “Bones” P., Jeremiah & Naomi W., Abby, Paul, Martha & Peggy W.
ze Rest: Dick A., Al “Bucky” M., John B., Justin B., Hannah C., Tim C., Paul “Levantarse” C., Alan “Depetro” D., Tom D., Wynn G., Tim G., Thom G., Judy H., John “Bigaboote” K., Greg K., Tom K., Joel L., Ben M., Pete “Parnell” P., Jeff R., Tom R., Mark S., Rob S., Bob W., Craig “Elijah” W., Mark “Bingley” W., Young J.
Sorry if I missed anyone
In loving memory of my brother Bill, my “boytshik” Jerry Michelson & my God chasing mentor “Boomer” John Bracker. You are missed.

Instruments & Equipment used

Markus of Graftons’ Recording & Instrument Gear for “This Life” EP

Recording Gear
I may never get over having at my disposal – on a laptop nonetheless – the ability to multi-track record & process audio the way I can now. Coming from someone who started monkeying around with recording on an old clunky family owned reel-to-reel machine as a little kid, “graduating” to my own little 2” reel-to-reel to cheapo cassette recorders to the incredible Fostex X15! (BTW thank you Tom Porter for letting me use yours so much back in the Whitestone era!).., so I really appreciate what I have now, which is:
A Macbook Pro laptop running Pro Tools 9 (M-box pro interface).
Additionally I used a Rode NT-2 condenser microphone & electricity!

Instruments
GitFiddles AKA Guitars

Basses

All Keyboard, organ, horn & sound effects were generated & played on the Korg Triton.
Still a beast after 11 years!