Looking For America

Land of the free, home of the brave
But Lord knows that we need plenty change
'Cause plenty chains in the past leaving deep scars
But when the sun come down we gonna be stars

The doors are locked where they once stood open
A wound of fear where we once stood hoping
The shattered glass where the bullets broke in

I'm looking for the place that I was born
I'm looking for a way to fix what's torn
I'm looking for America

I'm looking for America

Yeah, you know
Beaten red white and blue for the green we pursue
I'm still lookin' for you

America who are you?
Underneath the red blue and white?
America who are you?
I wonder who you are tonight
America who are you?
Is God still on your side?
I want to see a nation rise above the fear and fight that haunts these streets tonight

I'm looking for America
I'm looking for a place to breathe in
A place I could call my home
I'm looking for America
I'm looking for the land of freedom
A place I can call my own

I'm looking for America
Headlines that I can't believe in
But I'm still holding on to hope
I'm looking for a miracle
I'm looking for a miracle
I'm looking for America

America who are you?
Am I asking for too much
America who are you?
Has your dream become out of touch
America who are you?
Do you get what you deserve
Between the violence and entitlements
Which nation do you serve?

I'm looking for America
I'm looking for a place to breathe in
A place I could call my home
I'm looking for America
I'm looking for the land of freedom
A place I can call my own

I'm looking for America
Headlines that I can't believe in
But I'm still holding on to hope
I'm looking for a miracle
I'm looking for a miracle
I'm looking for America

I'm singing
Farewell my utopia
Farewell my euphoria
Fare thee well my suburban day-dream
Farewell my utopia

America you so pretty
But you not perfect
Confession of guilt is worth it
These people hurting deserve it
Blood on your hands I saw
When there's blood on this nations floor
But it's blood on the upper post of your door
If you need to know

I'm looking for your honesty in skeletons
Do away with your ignorance and arrogance

America land of the immigrants
Check the green card and pedigree
Bless the Choctaw and the Cherokee
That we'll never see

I'm looking for America
I'm looking for a place to breathe in
A place I could call my home
I'm looking for America
I'm looking for the land of freedom
A place I can call my own

I'm looking for America
Headlines that I can't believe in
But I'm still holding on to hope
I'm looking for a miracle
I'm looking for a miracle
I'm looking for America

The land of the free, home of the brave
But Lord knows that we need plenty change
I'm looking for America
Plenty chains in the past left deep scars
But when the sun come down we gonna be stars
And may the stripes heal when it's through
Beaten red white blue for the green that we pursue

I'm looking for America

Hope Is The Anthem

Sometimes what you need is what you fight
Like a wounded man out on the run
Like shadows hiding from the light
But Your love is what I was running from

Hope's a seed you have to sow
When you let it go it comes to life
So you stretch your arrows on the bow
And you pull them back and watch them fly

My heartbeat, my oxygen
My banner, my home
My future, my song
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

My lungs and I were born to fight
Sometimes I'm not sure what I'm fighting for
But death ain't the only end in sight
'Cause this ain't a battle it's a lifelong war

My heartbeat, my oxygen
My banner, my home
My freedom, my song
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

Your hope is the anthem of my soul

My heart is beating like a blown speaker
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weaker
A distortion pedal and a pair of wings
And an anthem played on broken strings

My heartbeat, my oxygen
My banner, my home
My future, my song
Your hope is the anthem
Your hope is the anthem of my soul

Your hope is the anthem of my soul

Yeah could You make me whole?

(like holy water)
Where The Light Shines Through

When you're feeling like an astronaut
Stuck on a planet even time forgot
And you're a version of yourself but you're not the same
You try to keep the wound camouflaged
And the stitches heal but the years are lost
And another bottle on the shelf can't numb the pain

Why you running from yourself now?
You can't run away

'Cause your scars
Shine like dark stars
Yeah, your wounds are where the light shines through
So let's go there
To that place where
We sing these broken prayers
Where the light shines through
The wound is where the light shines through

Yeah, the wound is where the light shines through

Ain't we all just Abraham's son?
Saint and sinner with the song and drum?
And falling on our knees, we all bleed the same
And the only tattoos that I have are scars
I got your name written on my heart
And the story that brought us here ain't the thing I'd change, no

I wanna see that light shining
Brighter than the pain

Because your scars
Shine like dark stars
Yeah, your wounds are where the light shines through
So let's go there
To that place where
We sing these broken prayers
Where the light shines through
The wound is where the light shines through

Mama ain't the blood just proof I'm human
Mama ain't the wound just retribution
But mama ain't the scar like a vision of grace

The wound is where the light shines through
The wound is where the light finds you
The wound is where the light shines through
The wound is where the light finds you

Yeah your scars
Shine like dark stars
Yeah the wound is where the light shines through
It's where the light shines through
It's where the light shines through

Where the light shines through

It's where the light shines through



If The House Burns Down Tonight

Ashes from the flames
The truth is what remains
The truth is what you save
From the fire
And you fight for what you love
Don't matter if it hurts
You find out what it's worth
And you let the rest burn
(and you let the rest burn)

The sunset burns like gasoline
Touch me and make sure that I'm not dreaming
I see her face and my heart skips beats
But I still get the feeling that we're half asleep and

There's a spark in the corner of my baby's eye
Like a distant star that won't burn quiet
Yeah, and I might not know what I want from this life
But I know I want more than the starting line

So give me the fire
Yeah, give me the fire

I can hear the motor running down the interstate
And all the distractions fade away
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need with you by my side
I see the smoke piling up in the rear view mirror
Yeah but I ain't ever seen it any clearer
If the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need when I got you by my side
And let the rest burn
And let the rest burn
And let the rest burn

I've given too much of my heart away
My soul's holding on like a house divided
Like a match it burns down like a masquerade
And I had to let it go when the fire ignited

One heart, two hands, your life is all you hold
To hold, hold tight and let the bitter go
Yeah let it go, and give me the fire

The smoke tries choking the pacific sun
We rocket down the road like we're shot out of guns
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need with you by my side
Holding you and the wheel and it occurs to me
We're driving down the edge of eternity
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need when I got you by my side
And let the rest burn
And let the rest burn

Put your hand in mine and
Put your heart in driving
We got everything we need, yeah
We got everything we need, yeah
Left it all behind us
What we need will find us
We got everything we need, yeah
We got everything we need, yeah

Can you hear that motor running
Can you hear that motor running
There ain't no stopping us now
There ain't no slowing us down

Can you hear that motor running
Can you hear that motor run, run, run

And all those lies that mattered most to me
Were draining me dry making a ghost of me
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need, everything I need
Yeah, there's a fire coming that we all will go through
You possess your possessions or they possess you
And if the house burns down tonight
I got everything I need when I got you by my side

And let the rest burn

Ashes from the flames, the truth is what remains

Healer Of Souls

I can feel it building up inside
The images that play inside my mind
The dreams that I've been dreaming all my life
The colors that live outside of the lines

But dreams aren't all I hide beneath this skin
The cord is cut, the fears and doubts begin
My hope is anchored on the other side
With the colors that live outside of the lines

And the oceans roll
And the wheel's in spin
And the old chorus soars
Bring me back,
bring me back to the beginning again

With the corrugated LA harbor stacks
With the weight of these machines across my back
I know a mountain road where time unwinds
But I'm busy living in a single-file line

And it all just sounds like poison on my ears
The background noise makes Your voice so hard to hear
So I grit my teeth and straighten up my spine
I'm stuck in traffic on a dotted yellow line

And my heart is Yours
And what a broken place it's in
But You're what I'm running for
And I want to feel the wind at my back again

Back to the beginning again
Back to the beginning again
I want to feel the wind at my back again
Back to the beginning again
Back to the beginning again
I want to feel the wind at my back again
I Won't Let You Go

When it feels like surgery
And it burns like third degree
And you wonder what is it worth?
When your inside's breaking in
And you feel that ache again
And you wonder
What's giving birth?

If you could let the pain of the past go
Of your soul
None of this is in your control

If you could only let your guard down
If you could learn to trust Me somehow
I swear, that I won't let you go
If you could only let go your doubts
If you could just believe in Me now
I swear, that I won't let you go
I won't let you go

When your fear is currency
And you feel that urgency
You want peace but there's war in your head
Maybe that's where life is born
When our façades are torn
Pain gives birth to the promise ahead

If you could let the pain of the past go
Of your soul
None of this is in your control

If you could only let your guard down
If you could learn to trust Me somehow
Well I swear, that I won't let you go
If you could only let go your doubts
If you could just believe in Me now
I swear, that I won't let you go
I won't let you go

I'll always be by your side

If you could only let your guard down
If you could learn to trust Me somehow
I swear, that I won't let you go
If you could only let go your doubts
If you could just believe in Me now
I swear, that I won't let you go
I won't let you go

I won't let you go
I won't let you go

There ain't no darkness strong enough that could tear you out from My heart
There ain't no strength that's strong enough that could tear this love apart
There ain't no darkness strong enough that could tear you out from My heart
No, there ain't no strength that's strong enough that could tear this love apart
Never gonna let you go
I'm never gonna let you go

No I won't let you go


Bull In A China Shop

I get by with what I got right here
Do what I can with what I got this year
Watching the time on the clock disappear
Fear is all I got left to fear
I got my enemies among these friends
You got means and baby I got plans
Give me the start and I can find these ends
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again

I wanna rock this block like a bull in a china shop
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again, again, again
I wanna rock this block like a bull in a china shop
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again

I want peace and all I got's this war
I want wings and all I got's this floor
I want a shot of what I'm aiming for
Coming in hot but they blocked this door

So bring me the music for the revolution
I'm singing for more than just a dead solution
So maybe good living is the best defense
So give me more time I can do it again, again, again

I wanna rock this block like a bull in a china shop
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again, again, again
I wanna rock this block like a bull in a china shop
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again

What are you waiting for the future's here?
What are you waiting for the future's here?
What are you waiting for the future's here?

I wanna rock this block like a bull in a china shop
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again, again, again
I wanna rock this block like a bull in a china shop
Give me more time and I'll do it again, again, again

What are you waiting for the future's here?

I get by with what I got right here
Fear is all I got left to fear, to fear, to fear

Fading West
All songs written by Jon Foreman and Tim Foreman except:
"Hope is the Anthem" written by Jon Foreman
"If the House Burns Down Tonight" and "Bull in a China Shop" written by Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman, and Mike Elizondo
"Looking For America" written by Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman and Lecrae

Gangs of Palomar Publishing (ASCAP) / Penny Farthing Music (ASCAP) c/o The Bicycle Music Company, Sir Ender Publishing, admin by Universal Music Corp (ASCAP), Unashamed Publishing (ASCAP)

Holy Water

(Because hope deserves an anthem)
Give me something I can feel
This time I wanna rain dance for real
Wash the dust of dirty wheels
Give me the waters that could help me heal and

Hold the old me down
(Give me the waters that could help me heal)
Yeah, hold the old me down
(Let the rain come down)

On the thirsty ground
Let the rains come down
I want to drink the clouds
Like holy water

I felt like this when I was a boy
A firefly in Illinois
A pair of wings and an electric heart
Broken wings and a shot in the dark

With that fire in our eyes
(Lighting up the summertime sky)
With that fire in our eyes
(I felt so alive)

But now I'm praying for rain
I want to make that change
I got Your blood in my veins
Like holy water

Sisters, sons, and daughters
Hold me down with the holy water
Blisters, guns, and fathers
Hold me down with the...
Hold me down with the...

Sisters, sons, and daughters
Hold me down with the holy water
Hold me down with the holy water
Like holy water

My head is aching like a riot
40 days in the desert pain
When I hear the lies I don't buy it
Still looking for the desert rain and I
Fight the fire with the fire
I want to taste Your love again and I
Let the flood rise higher
Wash the doubt away

But now I'm praying for rain
I want to make that change
I got Your blood in my veins
Like holy water

Like holy water

Float


(ok let's do it)
Turn it up so I can feel it
Turn it up so I can be near it
Baby says she's got that feeling
Moon walking on the ceiling

It’s alright

Turn it up so I can feel it
Loud enough so I can get near it
Baby's in that slower motion
Moon walking on the ocean

It's how we float, yeah
Feet ain't even touching ground
It's how we float, yeah
Flying at the speed of sound
I'm in orbit like a jet pilot
Ain't no gravity to try to fight it
It's how we float, yeah
We ain't never coming down

Don't you need someone to lean on
Don't you need that taste of freedom
It don't take no education
All you needs' an invitation

It's alright

It's how we float, yeah
Feet ain't even touching ground
It's how we float, yeah
Flying at the speed of sound
I'm in orbit like a jet pilot
Ain't no gravity to try to fight it
It's how we float, yeah
We ain't never coming down

Away from the crowds where you realize
The herd's insecure of the free mind
So don't let them tell you what to feel like
You can't bring me down
Can’t bring me down

Money gonna run away hardest
Money gonna leave you broken hearted
But money can't finish what we started
You can't bring me down
Can’t bring me down


It’s how we float down

It's how we float, yeah
Feet ain't even touching ground
It's how we float, yeah
Flying at the speed of sound
I'm in orbit like a jet pilot
Ain't no gravity to try to fight it
It's how we float, yeah
We ain't never coming down

The Day That I Found God

The morning comes like an enemy soldier
I feel the weight across my shoulders
I feel the shadows getting colder
But that ain't You

This noose ain't getting any looser
I get so fearful about the future
I hear the shame of my accuser
But that ain't You

And I found strength but it wasn't what I thought
And I found peace in the places I forgot
And I found riches ain't the things that I had bought
Yeah, I found out
The day I lost myself was the day that I found God

I get caught chasing my own illusions
And I get so lost in these confusions
I keep on looking for my own solutions
But that ain't You, that ain't You, no

And my enemies weren't the ones I had fought
And my liberties weren't the freedoms I had sought
And what I learned weren't the lessons I'd been taught
I found out the day I lost myself was
The day that I found God

Where is God out in the darkness?
'Cause the voices in my head ain't talking honest
They're saying maybe You made us then forgot us
But that ain't You, that ain't You, no

And all I know is that I still don't know a lot
I don't know how it ends, I'm in the middle of this plot
Yeah and I found grace for the man that I am not
Yeah, and I found out the day I lost myself
Yeah, I found out the day I lost myself
Yeah, I found out
The day I lost myself was the day that I found God



Shake This Feeling

I can't seem to shake this feeling
That we both could break through that ceiling
And there's a look in your eyes and I'm not surprised
And I'm wishing that we could start all over again

I get the feeling that we're losing heart
Heart, heart
Harder to keep it than it was to start,
Start, start
I keep feeling like we fall apart
Better than we fall in love
I can't seem to shake this feeling, yeah

The words came out like a landslide
What you can't take back keeps you up at night
And it's hard to fly when your wings are tied
And I'm wishing that we could start all over again
Yeah, start it over again


I get the feeling that we're losing heart
Heart, heart
Harder to keep it than it was to start,
Start, start
I keep feeling like we fall apart
Better than we fall in love
I keep feeling like we fall apart
And then we got to fight to fall back in love again

And I can't seem to shake this feeling
No, I can't seem to shake this feeling
Well, maybe it's time to start healing?

I wonder when did I lose your heart
Your heart, your heart?
And whether we can go back to the start
The start, the start?

I keep feeling like we fall apart
Better than we fall in love
I keep feeling like we fall apart
And then we got to fight to fall back in love again

And I can't seem to shake this feeling
No, I can't seem to shake this feeling
(I don't want to lose this feeling)

We both started with a broken heart
Admit there's a problem that's a start
And I want to start healing, healing

'Cause everybody wants to rock and roll
But a couple of years and it takes a toll
And I wanna start healing, healing

And I can't seem to shake this feeling
Oh I can't seem to shake this feeling



Live It Well

I want to live it well
I want to live it well

Take the burden from my arms
Take the anchors off my lungs
Take me broken
And make me one
Break the silence and make it a song

Life is short I want to live it well
One life, one story to tell
Life is short I want to live it well
And You're the one I'm living for
Awaken, oh my soul!
Every breathe that you take is a miracle
Life is short I want to live it well

I want to sing with all my heart a lifelong song
Even if some notes come out right and some come out wrong
'Cause I can't take none of that through the door
Yeah, I'm living for more than just a funeral
I want to burn brighter than the dawn

Life is short I want to live it well
One life, one story to tell
Life is short I want to live it well
And You're the one I'm living for
Awaken, oh my soul!
Every breathe that you take is a miracle
Life is short I want to live it well

I got one life
And one love
I got one voice
But maybe that's enough
'Cause with one heartbeat
And two hands to give
I got one shot
One life to live
One life to live

Every breath you take is a miracle

Life is short I want to live it well
One life, one story to tell
Life is short I want to live it well
And You're the one I'm living for
Awaken, oh my soul!
Every breathe that you take is a miracle
Life is short I want to live it well
And You're the one I'm living for

One life, one love
One life, one love
One voice, yeah, and that's enough
I got one shot
One life to live
One life to live



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