READY TO FLY

„Das Feedback der ersten Tage („Wunderwerk“ & „Meilenstein“) macht uns doppelt stolz auf unsere Arbeit, die wir so vielfältig und gründlich wie nie auf ein Album bringen konnten. 25 Musiker (aus Südafrika, England, Kroatien & natürlich Deutschland) sind auf dem Werk vereint. U.a. wieder Freunde von den Söhnen Mannheims, die ‚Parallelschwangere‘ Sarah Brendel und October Light mit Blech und Stimmung.“ – Judy Bailey

LYRICS

READY TO FLY

Tell me are you losing your sense of wonder
Is gravity pulling you under
Have you lost the urge to dream to reach to touch the sky
Do you always colour by numbers
Are your siblings stealing your thunder
Do you choose to walk the road that someone else prescribes you

Ready to fly
Ready to fly
Ready to fly

Tell me does your outlook come with vision
Does it start and end in tradition
Are you bored or too indifferent to analyse
Are you focussed are you driven
Are you using what you’ve been given
Are you conscious what it takes to reach for higher heights


Do you risk do you live life daring
Do you wait for the nod from your parents
Is approval still the fuel that fills and runs your life
Would you say that your judgement’s sinking
Cutting corners in your thinking
Too much depth or elevation and you’re dizzy, are you

Ready to fly
Ready to fly
Ready to fly

Have you dropped the weight that you needed
Settled in strapped up are you seated

Tell me Is your baggage over the limit
With the weight of your shame and secrets
Are you still held back by history and family ties
Can you name do you own your feelings
Have you sought have you had your healing
Are you stalling ever waiting for the perfect time

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

HIGH HOPES

I climbed inside the loft today
And took the cobwebs down
I dusted dreams of yesterday
And shifted stuff around

I still feel them though they’re somewhat worn and older
Tired but breathing And they just won’t seem to go away

So so so somewhere in my head somewhere in my head
So so so somewhere in my head here in me I’ve got  

High hopes
Somewhere in me
Dreams still alive
Pumping in my memory 

When I was young I had the faith
To rival saints and scribes
Though fires burn lower now and then faith it still has been
Persisting all this time

Optimism’s rising now my heart is risking
Taking chances stirring deep inside me night and day

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

IF YOU FEEL NOTHING

Grave impressions on the outside
It ain’t hard to see the pain
Lost the feeling on the inside
Cold as stone and numb like nails
I’ve got nothing surprising
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before
Somehow we are not connecting
Love don’t live here anymore

If you feel nothing there is something wrong
You and me apparently are not where we belong

There’s a subtle sobriety
Skirts the edges of my brain
A sense a stubborn resistance
Is it ever gonna change
Never thought it would be easy
Never thought it’d be this hard
Look at us – it is frightening
Just how far apart we are

Weighing heavy on my heart
As we stumble through the dark
And we feel nothing
And we feel nothing

If you feel nothing
There is something wrong
You and me honestly
Are not where we belong
If you feel nothing
There is something wrong
You and me obviously
Are not where we belong

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

BE STRONG

It takes courage to look at your life
Step back take a long hard look and search your inside
To see just who you are and who you want to be
Find out your calling and fulfil your destiny

To lift your light up and shine like a star
To do the right thing no matter how hard
Whatever it feels like that cross you wear
Remember God won’t leave you more than you can bear

So be strong so be strong
So be strong hold on hold on

It takes courage to keep the faith
To fight your way through the raging storm and not be swayed
To stand for justice and go against the flow
To keep your vision even when you stand alone

I gotta be strong cause times are changing
Lord give me strength to fight temptation
It’s so amazing but hard sometimes
How the mind can be tricked but I have to find
The courage to know I can fight my fear
When it seems a little hard it can become clear
The strength is within and I was born to win
To live a righteous life free of sin

It takes courage to hold it down
To choose wisely when the pressure is on
To cool your passion and engage your brain
I know temptation can drive you insane

The Spirit is with you to strengthen and keep you
His power His presence they never will leave you
So fight like a champion while running this race
A great crowd of witnesses cheering you on
God holds it together He’s with you forever

Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might
So be strong hold on hold on
Be strong and courageous and do what is right
So be strong hold on hold on

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
Rap: Metaphysics
© Dyba Music; Copyright Control

HUMAN

Every moment, time is of the essence
Every second leads me on again
To a place of shame and wonder
Care and pride into apathy

Certain souls more equal than the others
Many reasons seem to be exchanged
Laissez-faire refuels the lies
And will veil our eyes and we just don’t see

Human lives
Precious beings
Human lives
And we just go on and we just won’t see

Love and wisdom seeking out a channel
True religion bleeds to be attained
Holding dear what you or I can’t create or buy
What a mystery

So I say get up brothers‘ keepers sisters‘ keepers all are we
I say we are we are we are we are
So shake it off the  
feeling of helplessness the coma the ennui
Til we are wide awake and the pain sears our hearts
Well do you feel like God has forgotten them
Don’t stop  now check your motive out and make a change
Children so desperate, spirits so lonely
Giving as we go I hope you know we’re all

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

LIKE I NEED AIR

In truth it is no mystery
No secret in my life
But it’s a fact I need Your love
I need You alright
From the time the sun is up
Until it’s time to sleep
And all the while the moon is out
It is You I need,
I say it again  


That I do realise I need You like I need air
Like nothing else in life I need You like I need air
And every day and night I need You like I need air
I need air I need air I need air to live   


I’m not alone in the way I feel
It’s a universal call
Around the world people crying out
I need You O God
Another day another cry
I’ll make my cry a song
By giving up my thanks and praise
Til my days are done
I say it again  


Mighty rivers fill up the ocean
I’m Your ocean don’t pass by
Don’t ever leave us Lord
Don’t ever leave us Godless

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

THERE THE RIVER RUNS

I hear a storm is brewing
It’s in the air tonight
I hear the thunder warning
I see the lightning strike
Somewhere the sea is stirring
And the heavens turn to grey

Across the desert region
The clouds erase the sky
The wind is howling in through
The wilderness inside
And looking from my window
There’s not a soul in sight

And the rain comes down
And the sun is gone
The night is long
And the streets are cold and lonely
There the river runs
And the rain comes down
And the sun is gone
The night is long
And there’s no one there beside me
There the river runs

I hear the silence screaming
It seems to call my name
The echoes of a lifetime
Resound in me again
I feel the flood is coming
I can’t hold back the pain

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

DID I PLAY THE SUN

Here’s a little question for me growing stirring up inside
When it’s time to be serious and to think of how I’ve lived my life
When it all comes down and I’ve got to give account for what I do
Hope I can answer, tell me what about you

A little voice inside would nudge me whispering every day
Gently reminding me don’t get caught up in my own way
But did I get it right sometimes I’d get an attitude
I’d do my own thing now I’m asking Him

Did I play the sun or was I like the moon
Did I sing Your song or play my tune
Standing on the Rock or heading for my ruin
One thing for sure is I’ll know soon

My life my destiny I take the reins in my own hands
Known your reality but when it counts who’s „the man“
I’d give you credit still I’m contemplating checking in
How would you say I’ve been

This is a check before it’s too late who really runs the show
Choosing to check before it’s too late who really runs the show
This is a check before it’s too late who really runs the show
Choosing to check before it’s too late who really runs the show

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

NOTHING LESS (THAN GOD IN ME)

It’s my desire to be a witness
To be a voice in my generation
To be a part of the revolution
And make a difference in my generation
Geared to the times anchored to the Rock
And I will I will serve the Lord
And I need  


Nothing less than His strength
Nothing less than His power
Nothing less than God in me
I need
Nothing less than His love
Nothing less than His Spirit
Nothing less than God in me  


The future’s rising
There’s so much promise
Let’s share the light with the next generation
We will empower we’ll be supportive
Our prayers releasing the next generation
Giving what they need so the youth will lead
So they will they will serve the Lord
And they’ll need  

Nothing less than His strength
Nothing less than His power
Nothing less than God in me
They’ll need
Nothing less than His love
Nothing less than His Spirit
Nothing less than God in me

Lord empty me, purify
Come prepare my heart
For the task ahead is great
Use me fill me up

Til there is
Nothing left but Your strength
Nothing left but Your power
Nothing left but God in me
Til there’s
Nothing left but Your love
Nothing left but Your Spirit
Nothing left but God in me

I need
Nothing less than Your strength
Nothing less than Your power
Nothing less than God in me
I need
Nothing less than Your love
Nothing less than Your Spirit
Nothing less than God in me  


Words & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

MAD ABOUT ME

You’re the deepest culture shock to the heart
Controversial light that shatters the dark
You are wisdom thrilling blazing divine
A promise of passion til the end of time  

I’m surrendering to a basic instinct
Where the mind and spirit fall into sync
It’s a deep divide that’s bridged by a creed
You’re vowing You live and You would die for me  

You’re mad about me
Mad about me
Completely
Mad about me  

Feel the crisis rumbling all round the world
It’s a sonic vibe a visual vogue
With a restless senselessness of it all
For peace underneath You know my faith is small

My suspicion mixed with hope and surprise
The abandoned leap across the divide
With the cynic in me taunting my brain
Still telling me no one ever loves this way  

Is it so
There’s someone out there
Who cares enough
Whose quest is me
Who’s in fierce pursuit
And won’t give up the chase
No matter what my heart feels
My mind thinks
My head says
A forgiving love never out of reach
Though I struggle with the same thoughts
The same flaws the same sin
If it’s really so
It could really be

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

REACH FOR THE LOVE

Tragedy won’t go away
Times are hard I hear you say
It’s up to us to make a change
We’ve got what it takes –
We’ve got what it takes  

Hearts are broken everywhere
Some are lonely some are scared
How to spark a little faith
We’ve got what it takes
We’ve got what it takes

Every little baby does
Every man and woman does
Every single one of us
You know what we need
We need love

Reach for the love yeah
Cause all the world needs it and everybody needs it

So look up don’t be afraid
Let’s create a better place
Starting where we are today
We’ve got what it takes
We’ve got what it takes

We need love we need it

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

ALL GOD’S CHILDREN

Why – in this time of enlightening
The injustice is frightening
Billions still are struggling fighting
Barely surviving  

Why – aren’t we coming up equal
Watched the past here’s the sequel
Feel my hope take a beating seeing
History repeating
Why – Where I am when it’s violent

Everybody keeps silent
Since they’re selling the news and their views
They just choose skip the issues

Why – You just see my offences
Can’t you see I’m defenceless
You ease then you tease me
Squeeze deceive then you leave me  

Why O why Tell me why O why
When we’re all God’s children 

Why – am I left unprotected
You’d think we’re not connected
Feel the joy and the pain
Need the sun and the rain just the same so

Why – With power wealth and labour
The scales are tipped in your favour
Our blood sweat and tears
Have been flowing and pouring for years

So why – want to hold up our heads high
Deserve respect, have the same pride
You act like it’s fate
Educate and debate like you hate me

Why – Makes no sense that we’re not fine
Living under the same sky
Few thriving
But most still suffering daily tell me

Chant
We’re all God’s children so let His will be done
I say we’re all God’s children O Lord Lord
Just one love check the reality
No matter the colour or the nationality
Just peace love and unity
And that make the world work in harmony

Praise the Lord every sunrise
Tumaini and Tendai
Though like on that tree you may feel
Lord why you forsake me  


Why – Don’t be cast down by evil
We’re a spirited people
Our God doesn’t sleep
Though down deep we be wrestling questioning  

Chant
I say we’re all God’s children
Let His will be done
I say we’re all God’s children
Bless Thy kingdom come
Just one love check the reality
No matter the colour or the nationality
Just peace love and harmony
And that’s what we want in the community
For we’re all God’s children

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
Chant: Andrew McGregor (Abelwell)
© Dyba Music

YOU ARE LOVED

There are days you don’t know where you’re going to
That’s why I took the time to write this song for you
When there’s pain crowding in to claim your heart
I pray you’ll always know the miracle you are

You are loved, You are loved, You are loved
You are precious, You are wanted, You are loved

And when this world seems to be a crazy place
And darkness tries to steal the light from your face
May your gaze lead you to the sky above
Remember there is truth that you can lean upon

So keep these words hidden in your heart for then
And hold on to the One, you can be sure He made you well
Let go and let His will be your embrace
The universe is God’s and you have got your place

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

JESUS IS ON THE MOVE

Jesus first, second chance
Turned my mourning into dance
Turned my sadness to a song
I will sing my whole life long  


God is not dead
Jesus is alive
He’s living in me
He changed my life
He’s speaking to His church
He’s gonna get through
Jesus is on the move  


In my work in my school
In my home and family too
In this land throughout the world
God is moving spread the word  


Live His love, make it real
Til divisions start to heal
All the streams flow as one
Come on church keep moving on  

Words & Music: Judy Bailey
© Dyba Music

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