DAS LEBEN IST NICHT SCHWARZ-WEISS

„Wie mutig, wie klug, wie schön.“

„Meisterhaft: Jedes Wort perfekt gesetzt, bewegend
und berührend, nicht moralinsauer-belehrend,
sondern auf die Wirkung der Geschichten
vertrauend, voller Hoffnung bei allem Schweren.“

„Mal nachdenklich, mal voller Witz: Keine Sekunde langweilig.“

LYRICS

We’re losing it, we need a searchlight
Sometimes it seems so hard to find our way
Seeking the truth, chasing the good life
What we’re after is so much closer than we think

When we’re wandering far from home
And we’re longing to be complete
Need a reason to carry on
It’s in your heartbeat
When we’re wondering what went wrong
And faith doesn’t come easily
When you struggle and hope is gone
It’s in your heartbeat

The rhythm of life giving some insight
Get a glimpse and then we wonder where it went
Maybe our doubts maybe our questions
and our skepticism
Will tell much more than answers ever can

We look to the sun
We look to the sage
We look to crowd
Look to the stage
While missing the pulse that keeps us alive

We’re looking to science
We look to the mind
We’re looking to nature
Trying to find
A meaning for being
That’s there all the time

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

These times they are different
And though it seems crazy
This world that we live in
Won’t cease to amaze me

Its people and places
Customs and cultures
The fullness that we see
And how it all flows together

Oh – what a world, what a world, what a chance
What a chance we’ve got, what a world
What a world, what a world, what a chance we’ve got
What a chance we’ve been given

Observe the environment
How climate is changing
Cosmos in rebellion
Nature misbehaving

We’re disturbing creation
And plundering its treasure
We all have got a part to play
I know we could do better

Meet me at the crossroads
Unsure, apprehensive
Conscious of the gravity
How fragile it all is

I choose optimistic
Don’t be stealing my thunder
This world of possibilities
It still remains a wonder

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

Where are your roots at?
Gotta dig a little
Check the past out
Free it up a little
Sometimes it can change everything
Knowing where you come from

Where are your shoots at?
Gotta grow a little
Spread yourself out
Live it up a little
Sometimes it can change everything
Knowing where you come from

Digging in and looking back
may mean unearthing
something unexpected
The good, the bad, the ugly
come together and may offer
new perspective
Though you may feel proud
or feel ashamed about your past
don’t ignore it
Your history and all it is won’t have
the power to own you if you own it

Roots go deep
You’d think just the shoots are seen
But you know what life is like
It’s not black and white

Where are your roots at…

The presence of the past
is sure to manifest itself
sooner or later
And there are times
you just might see your background
coming out in your behaviour
So check the ground you’re planted in
observe, acknowledge
where you’ve been, knowing
Your circumstance may contribute
but still does not determine
where you’re going

Roots go deep…

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

Your call to life comes new every morning
A wake-up call, and I’m on the list
Another chance to be here
Alive – and what a blessing it is

The day has dawned and darkness has lifted
Your mercy brought us safe through the night
The hours we have are sacred
Our possibilities are divine

Where we are now
Where we have been
Where we are going
We are Yours, Lord
As this day begins

Thank You
For shining this morning light on us
So full of grace
Thank You
For every day that I wake up
So full of grace

Your call to love
goes out with each sunrise
A call to give, receive and to serve
We’re blessed to be a blessing
The gifts You gave
we offer the world

Lord, radiate through our existence
Through the trails and traces we’re leaving behind
Today we write our story
And who knows what the future will find

Awake and aware of Your goodness, God
Wisdom is calling and our calling is now to pass it on

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

Lord, You see me
On my journey
Come on in
To where I am

Life’s not easy
I need You with me
Come on in
To where I am

Meet me in my
Secret places
Come on in
To where I am

You are holy
I’m not worthy
Come on in
To where I am

God, create
From this dust
Something real
Something good
Light our way
Shine through us
In the end
all that we’re asking
Is that You make of us
something that’s lasting

Come on in
To where I am

Here to serve You
We are listening
Come on in
Great I Am

Help us sense You
Help us trust You
Come on in
Great I Am

Bruised and broken
We are open
Come on in
Great I Am

Mould and make us
Breathe into us
Come on in
Great I Am

Here are the lives
You gave to us
Keep on creating
From this dust
In the end all that we’re asking
Is that You make of us
something that’s lasting

Come on in
Great I Am

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

The last time I saw you here
Was the longest day of the year
Hot summer day you left the room
Flown away, gone too soon

Still can’t believe it
Still hard to think
That this is all really happening
If only…
If only I…
The heartbreak and the desperation got me asking
“Why?”

These things I know are out of my hands
These things I don’t understand

Losing you is so hard to take
Sometimes I’m numb
Sometimes I ache
I keep playing you over in my head
And how I wish I could see you again

Cause there’s this hole that only you can fill
I miss you and I always will
Cause now my world is forever changed
And life will never ever, ever, ever be the same

These things I know are out of my hands
These things I don’t understand

These things I know are out of my hands
These things that I don’t understand

Letting go is hard
It’s gonna take some time for me to heal, to move on
I’ll be up and down and strong and weak
And I‘ll need someone to lean on

I’m gonna need faith
I’m gonna need hope
I‘m gonna need love to carry me, to carry me, carry me on

These things I have to I leave in God’s hands
These things that I don’t understand

These things I’ve got to I leave in God’s hands
These things that I don’t understand

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

Oh celebrate, celebrate

Each and every single hug
And each and every laugh you share
The challenges, the care that we meet along the way
Time passing by and you’re still here

Those little arms around your neck
The child that crawls into your bed
The spirit in me and the deep calling to deep
The promise that’s in every breath

Celebrate, celebrate it
Come on and live life to the limit
Such a privilege to be in it
So celebrate life

The wonder that is all around
Where “ordinary” things are found
Open up and take it in
Smell the rain and feel the wind
See that blessings and love abound

The twists and turns, the ups and downs
The treasure of experience
Going with the ebb and flow
Just know that there is always
Something to be thankful for

Know who you love and let it show
Don’t let them wonder, let them know
What you say and what you do
No matter what you’re going through
Let them feel they mean the world to you

And most of all no substitute
Give credit where credit is due
The Lifegiver – will you praise Him
This miracle’s amazing
The gift of life He gave to you

I wanna thank the Lord for what He’s done for me
Every day He gives I won’t forget what I’ve received
I am grateful for this chance to be
Life is precious – it’s a blessing every time we breathe

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

Challenging, challenging, challenging, …

So much to learn

No matter what, if you want it to stop
If you’re ready or not
Things have got to change

Seek to find the truth, the light

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

Do something, do something
Open your heart and speak
Do something, do something
Someone out there can’t breathe

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

Measure the merit of a man by how his character is
And the worth of a woman by the way that she lives
I’ll have respect for you
If you respect me then I will be so proud to say
My people, my country, my friends

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

Things are changing
And I’m wondering, oh I’m wondering
Things are changing
And I’m wondering where it will end

There’s no doubt time is rushing on
Sometimes dragging us along
To a new day
As the future’s unfolding

It’s a bit like going through a door
But then can’t get back to before
Cause when you turn around the door had gone
And there was no returning

There’s no going back
Keep your step strong
Pray your mind free
Walk on
Lean on the One that science can’t see
I’ll be trusting the Spirit in me

Things are changing …

And now we live in different days
There’s a shifting in society
Priorities are rearranged
Let’s bow our heads and ask for guidance

God only knows what’s going on
And I have questions about it all
But I still believe in The One
That He is there and He is not silent

So light up our way as we stride ahead
Though we may long for the old familiar precepts
Let’s be wise and resist what needs to be resisted
And embrace what is progress in spite of the pain

Things are changing …

There’s no going back
Keep your step strong …
Pray your mind free
Walk on
Don’t scorn the things that science can’t see
I’ll be trusting the Spirit in me

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

O life – there comes a time to weigh the price you pay
to see if it worth it the way you’re going
O life – what’s the sense in gaining all the world,
what is the point if then you lose your soul
O life – we say we’ll do it someday
but tomorrow isn’t promised – it’s such a sobering fact
O life – money you may get again,
it comes and goes, but time never ever comes back

What’s it worth
if it steals the best of your years
The time with your children

Oh no – it costs too much
It’s getting heavy for people like us
Oh yeah – the best things are free
They’re surely better for someone like me

O life – just carrying things around with you,
like grudges and like worry it is so much stress
O life – when we are unforgiving
it’s a misinformed decision – we just hurt ourselves
O life – I pray that I will have the faith
to feel the fear still get out there and take a risk
O life – don’t want to be on my way out
with a long list of all the things I wish I did

What’s it worth
if it’s stealing your peace
And we’re paying the price
for all that we’re missing

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

What do you think you’re worth?
What’s the value of your life?
Where you’ve come from?
Where you’re going?
Does your status, your creed decide?

Your looks? Your health?
Your point of view?
Tell me, are you still of use?
If you were in an auction what would someone give for you?

As years go by and seasons change
As you’re getting older
Come on, can you tell me
Tell me, how much do you think you’re worth?

Able or disabled
Who’s worth more?
A man, a woman, gay, straight, sinner, saint, black, white, rich or poor?
A doctor or a beggar or a child or a professor?
Can you discern?

What’s your value, does it change drunk or high or sober?
Come on, can you tell me
Tell me, how much do you think you’re worth?

What are you worth?
What do you think you’re worth?
Come on, can you tell me
Tell me, how much do you think you’re worth?

Do you compare yourself to others?
Do you deserve a bed?
Food and running water?
A roof over your head?
The privilege you’ve been born into –
is it a God-given right or something that you’ve earned?

And what do you think you’re worth since you’ve been left alone?
Do you feel like damaged goods – like all your value’s gone?
Questioning your man-, your womanhood?
Can you provide for those you love?
What if you don’t have children?
Do you feel like you’re not enough?

Do you only feel you’re worth something when someone’s there to hold ya?
Come on, can you tell me
Tell me, how much do you think you’re worth?

What are you worth…

How do you feel with all the things that you carry round?
All the deeds that you did or you left undone?
Careless things that those people did and said?
And their words still are playing inside your head?
Do you think that your suffering’s justified or you deserve to be hurt another time?
Are you A-okay with disrespect?
Is it now what you expect?

Have you got guilt and shame weighing on your shoulders?
And will anybody miss you here when your time is over?
The life that God trusted you with –
Do you know the faith that He has in you?

Come on, can you tell me…

What are you worth?

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

I am oh so well aware I did not make myself
I prize the greater truth of who I be
I’m standing on the shoulders
Of those I’ve come to represent
And I hope you would be proud of me

My existence pure defiance of a history of unrest
Streaming, stretching over centuries
My ancestors striding from one generation to the next
And I hope you would be proud of me

Caught up in the lineage of struggle and of strength
The challenge and courage birth passed on to me
Mother, father – can you see like you I did my best?
And I hope you would be proud of me, of me, of me…
And I hope you would be proud of me

And my love, when we joined
We brought our multitudes along
We rode their waves determined to be free
I gave you all I could, You gave me all you had
And I hope you would be proud of me

And children, oh my children
Precious, each and every one
You get the good, the bad unconsciously
I love you, I’m so proud of you
And I’m sorry where I’ve failed
And I hope you would be proud of me, of me, of me…
And I hope you would be proud of me

Everything that’s happened, all I’ve met along the way
Brothers, sisters, friends and family
Your gift to me is priceless, honing my experience
And I hope you would be proud of me

And last but no way least, my Lord
You’ve given me this chance
I’m undeserving of your faith in me
This privilege called life, I have tried to live it well
And I hope you would be proud of me, of me, of me…
And I hope you would be proud of me

Thank you mother, father, lover, children everyone
Thanks to you who’ve been on this road with me
A nod to my ancestors, and all honour Heavenly One
And I hope you would be proud of me, of me, of me…
And I hope you would be proud of me

I don’t mean to sound self-centred
Truly that’s not what I want
Still I hope you would be proud of me

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

There is a burden we’ve been carrying for so long
Carried it through days and nights and years
and many, many tears
Maybe it’ll be over now

There are still some things
That will never be explained
Some things we will never know
Things we will never understand
Things that could drive a soul insane

Love
Sometimes it seems so absurd
No matter what your feelings say
They cannot always have their way
Let love have the last word

Love
Even when your vision’s blurred
Though you may feel like giving in
To the rage that is within
Let love have the last word

(We keep on praying for strength
To keep going through the hardest days
Pray for courage for the fight
For discernment in the night
Pray for wisdom on our way

Pray for peace and freedom
To let it go and give it up
Faith to leave it His hands
Not forget that God is God
And to remember we are not

Love
At times it seems so absurd
No matter what your feelings say
And though they’re rising up again
Let love have the last word)*

Love
When it feels like justice isn’t heard
Though you may feel the spite of sin
We will not let evil win
Let love have the last word

Cause you see, with love
We don’t always get what we deserve
Although we may not understand
We will leave it in God’s hands
Let love have the last word
We believe in love
Love that is not of this world
No matter what your feelings say
They cannot always have their way
Let love have the last word

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

* Das gesamte Lied ist auf dem Album „ONE“
zu finden; auf dieser Produktion ist der markierte
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Mächte gegen Schwache
Hass scheint unbegrenzt
Wo ist denn die Hoffnung für Familie Mensch?

Bruder gegen Schwester
Einmal waren wir eins
Wo ist denn die Liebe, die vergibt und heilt?

Es ist ziemlich klar, wir suchen alle etwas
Ja, wir tragen unsere Sehnsucht tief in uns
In unserer Welt tut vieles weh
Was wir brauchen mehr denn je
Frieden, Frieden

Dritter Refrain:
Brauchen zu Hause mehr denn je
Frieden, Frieden

Leben so zerbrechlich
Frei ist Freiheit nicht
Wohin führt dein Herz dich?
Glaube an das Licht!

Music: Judy Bailey & Leroy Johnson
Lyrics: Judy Bailey & Patrick Depuhl
© Dyba Music

And so, we know that life is crazy, full of surprise
We love, we laugh and there are times we cry

And though we hurt we never say die
We always keep our heads to the sky
Still trusting, confident
The sun’ll come up and shine all over again

This life yeah, it’s a journey, it’s a maze
Sometimes it’s so hard to see
In the valleys, in the night time
When I’m down on my knees

My Source is strong and faithful
With Love & Light we’re able
To face what lies ahead
Look up, look up
Light is coming again

So keep loving, keep living, keep on learning
Keep moving forward
And when there’s no sunshine
Just remember to always keep the faith

Whatever it is the sun’ll come up, right up
And shine all over again

Music & Lyrics: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

Das Buch: Das Leben ist nicht schwarz-weiß

Buch folgt im Sommer 2021 –
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