Moment of Truth (words and music by Jon Rash)

confront your shimmering, sparkling / moment of truth / confront your shimmering, sparkling / moment of truth / look it in the eye / look it in the eye / and say / and say / truth peels away confusion, excuses, misuses of you / confront this moment / it's time / realise or deny

Berlin (words and music by Andrew Hedlin)

run for cover under into caves we dug and walls we cling to / now the sirens sing along / pack my things and turn my back to / everything that says it wants me to remember it / take me in / I never felt this close to you / I've been having nightmares / take this in / I never felt the way I do / they've been painting numbers / pull the covers over your head / stay in bed and don't walk out your door / they're blowing out the walls / the smell of mortar's in my dreams / and everywhere I walk it seems the world is ending / stay with me through the night / wake me up when it's safe

8:28 (words and music by Jon Rash)

brown paper bag / the 8:19 / (perception's vague) / breath hangs in air / you catch it or / you leave it there / your now and then / were then and now / are oldest friends / the second hand's / so merciless / in its demands / you ask, "all things?" / a steady drip / a laboured breath / (you bite your lip) / a desk away / the page, your name / no, not today / everything's falling down / a hollow word / inadequate / is scarcely heard / our silent prayers express / what words can't say / (You make all things new)

Encroachment (words and music by Jon Rash and Andrew Hedlin)

so this is today / well, i'm taking bids on better offers / what is this, anyway? / well, i'll take it, but i'm taking offers / you'd say i've one foot sticking in yesterday's sugarfree / you could say i've one encroaching on things to come / maybe this is just my way of saying make me take a leap of faith / a step that i'm afraid to take / so push me off, we could soar / so what's that You say? / well, i'm taking leave on taking leave on taking off here / i need you anyway / so make me chase the day you're after / you'd say i've one foot sticking in yesterday's sugarfree / you could say i've one encroaching on things to come / maybe this is just my way of saying make me take a leap of faith / a step that i'm afraid to take / so push me off, we could soar / maybe this is just your way of saying / say now are you ready yet? / because I'm your safety net /so trust me now, we could soar / hands touch, but words were never on my side / your arms are where i want to hide / exhale into the nervous air / sit still / i don't know why, but i know you're there

Three Easy Payments (words and music by Andrew Hedlin)

industry is pushing onward, making progress / while the world vision children starve to death / sell me something, make me buy it / I'll be happy just to try it / but I know it won't love me back / they say take a deeper breath, give it your honest best / and spend your dollar wise as you can / take a deeper breath give it your honest best / overtime time and a half, burning candles at both ends / your money makes you friends / let's all sell our houses, live in cardboard boxes / and never buy happiness again / take what you can get / take what you can get and bury it / take what you can get / take what you can get and swallow it / all my efforts clutter up the floor / they amount to nothing more than filthy rags

Quieting (words and music by Jon Rash)

a lesson in simplicity / instruction on the stormy seas / of life and death and in-betweens / and i can't understand these things / i'm sick of overthinking / and i / am tired of giving up hope / but You / are there / beside me / You're comforting me / You're quieting me / a lesson in simplicity / as overwhelmed as it may seem / beleaguered and we've been besieged / but i know what i'm seeking / the calm that quiets everything / it passes understanding / and You are there beside me / You're comforting me, You're quieting me / and i am a child in Your arms
Red/White (words and music by Jon Rash)

what words can I say to exculpate myself? / I've no excuses for this.
I run away, but I cannot hide from You / I'm guilty as / against You alone have I sinned / bathe me in crimson /(wash over me)/ and wash me white

Libretto (words and music by Jon Rash)

set the stage for the story / set the story to song / i can't wait for the curtain rise / cue sunlight on breakfast / table set for one / and the first words out of your mouth are improvised / stretch and yawn, you're on / you're on your way / so come on, the crowd is watching, waiting / second scene is the letter / all your hopes and dreams / well, it seems they're all broken now / in the limelight is your potential, it overflows / but the next words out of your mouth are "why, why?" / it's your song, you're on / you're on your way / so come on, the crowd is watching, waiting / let go of everything that holds you back / hold onto the hope that gives you strength / let go of every habit you regret / hold onto hope / then the crowd starts to wonder / will they fall in love? / and somebody says, "patience, child" / cue spotlight on record player set to song / and the next words out of your mouth will define you / it's your song, you're on / you're on your way / so come on, the crowd is hoping, praying / let go of everything that holds you back / hold onto the hope that gives you strength / let go of every habit you regret
hold onto hope

Thinking Things Through (words and music by Jon Rash)

at the end of the day / when the people are gone / and you're left by yourself / who do you hold onto? / at the end of the day / when you've said that you're done / does it keep you awake / tell me where do you run to? / don't tell me you're fine by yourself / something inside of each of us needs someone else / at the end of the day / when you're still set on sun / it still sets when it's done / you can't get what you want to / don't tell me you're fine by yourself / something inside of each of us needs someone else / take a look in your eyes
this isn't something you can hide / look away, weigh your life / what would you change if you could, and why? / don't tell me you're fine by yourself / something inside of each of us is crying out / at the end of the day / when your dollar is gone / you hold onto what's yours / but who do you belong to?

Man Made (words and music by Andrew Hedlin)


sometimes a dead end is where we need to start / to realize that we'll never get it right / all I need is faith that I can find a melody / all you need's a voice to yell at me / so pull the hair from your head and let the blood flow / so let the ends of your wit show that you were created / every throat that calls upon your name will find the hope that you have come to save / every hand that folds to find your voice will be rewarded, you will not despise / get up, stand up, and throw away the stupid things that led astray / get up, stand up, and make a way / the King of Kings will come today

Bare Branches (words and music by Jon Rash)

i can't say what it is / i can't say what it is that makes this make sense / but we all say the same things when we're feeling alone / i won't say what i've said / i can't say what you've said / i can't read your mind / but i'd say it's a safe bet i've been where you are / i keep looking at / these bare branches
reaching out / i can't help but wonder / are you? / i can't see through your eyes / i can see your eyes, but what lies behind them / is always a mystery to some extent / in my mind's eye, i can see your eyes light up with laughter / and i want to know how to make that happen / i keep looking at / these bare branches
reaching out / i can't help but wonder are you? / i know we don't usually talk about the deep stuff
but if you want to, just say so i'm here