Monday, August 17, 2009

"Becoming" Lyrics







Becoming

Becoming
Performed by- Christine Dente

These are my sidewalks
They wound around the neighborhood
Always led me straight and safely home
But now they're uneven
'Cause roots move beneath them
And time won't leave well enough alone

And I had been trying to smooth these stones
Thought I could make my way alone

I tried the whimsical, gauzy pink dresses
That spin in the wind when you twirl
But somehow the princess gown
Never did fit this girl
So I fled the garden for the tower

And I had been hiding behind these stones
Thought I'd be well enough alone

Then you came nearer
You held the mirror
I saw myself there in your eyes

And I had been running
Still you pursued
I watched you move each heavy stone
The thorns around me tore your skin
But you kept coming through
'Cause you won't leave well enough alone

I am becoming what I once was
The girl in the mirror of your love
I am becoming
Your love becomes me

© 2002 Mighty Grey Music/Lil' Yella House Music/
Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI)



Bigger Story
Performed by- Christine Dente
Written by- Christine Dente, Scott Dente and Charlie Peacock

In a little town, in a little world
I wrote the memories of a little girl
Little did I know, as the story was unfolding
It would take me down the narrow way
Throw the gate wide open

All my life
I was waiting for an invitation
To be a part of the conversation
Living in a bigger story
All this time
Was a history-in-the-making
I was headed for a destination
To take my place in the bigger story

So I listen in and I hear the song
From another country and I sing along
And I play my part as the story goes
And the difference that it will make
Is a tale yet to be told

All my life
Is an answer to the invitation
To be a part of the conversation
Living in a bigger story
All this time
Is history-in-the-making
Always headed for a destination
To take my place in the bigger story
I'm taking my place in the bigger story

© 2003 Mighty Grey Music/Lil' Yella House Music/
Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI)/Andi Beat Goes On Music
(administered by Charlie Peacock Productions) (BMI)



Echoes Of Heaven
Performed by- Christine Dente
Written by- Christine Dente, Scott Dente and Jimmy Collins

Quiet breeze, twilight in the trees
Bare feet in the grass
Little girl laughing as she twirls
Fireflies in her hands
She says to me, "I wish this day would never end"

The stars will fall
Can't catch them all
They're an echo of heaven
The wind will sigh
And whisper I'm
Living in an echo of heaven
Always calling me on

City lights, journey of our lives
Paris after dark
Lovers dream, captured in this scene
A part of who we are
You turn to me, "Someday this will never end"

The stars will fall
Can't catch them all
They're an echo of heaven
The wind will sigh
And whisper I'm
Living in an echo of heaven
Always calling me

This needs repeating for the echo is fleeting
Find the source, find the voice of Love that leads us

The moon will rise
I see it in your eyes
It's an echo of heaven
A song of Love
Comes from above
Singing in an echo of heaven
Always calling me on

© 2002 Sharona Music (admin. by Bug Music)/Mighty Grey Music/Lil'Yella House Music/Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI)



Good Bye
Performed by- Christine Dente
Written by- Christine Dente

One day went running on a grassy field
Too few came following
Your spirit flew this earthy place
And so with heavy hearts, yet a certain sense of joy
We say good-bye

And we are left to question
What do we do with this?
A day we all expect, yet unexpected always is
How beautiful the hope of those who know
Where they will go

He set us free
So we need not be afraid
We need not stay longer than the number of our days
Let us love
Mourn and suffer for His sake
Until the day it dawns on us when we must say
Good-bye

See, we're the ones who wonder
We the ones who live
To read and write and ponder 'til our eyes begin to dim
How glorious the joy of those who go
They already know

He set us free
So we need not be afraid
We need not stay longer than the number of our days
Let us love
Mourn and suffer for His sake
Until the day it dawns on us when we must say
Good-bye

On a day like today my heart is bound a little less
To the tight and tiring vanities of life
Like a butterfly emerging, struggling to be free
I feel the lift, I sense the give it takes
To send me flying from this earthy place

He set us free
So we need not be afraid
We need not stay longer than the number of our days
Let us love
Mourn and suffer for His sake
Until the day it dawns when we must say
Good-bye

Tears in our eyes, we say good-bye, too soon to fly,
We wonder why, we say good-bye

© 2002 Mighty Grey Music/Lil' Yella House Music/
Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI)



Gotta Go Through
Performed by- Christine Dente
Written by- Christine Dente

Why'd it have to come to this
Why'd I have to go through this
Wouldn't it be easier to just get up and run

Why do I have to give so much
Haven't I been through enough
Wouldn't it be better just to let it go

I don't want to go through to get through this
No, I don't want to face what it takes to break
I tried to get around but it comes back to
Gotta go through, I gotta go through

Every day we take a chance
Learn a new step in the dance
Tripping together is better than falling apart

I guess I wasn't so smart
Didn't have a map of my own heart
I thought those old roads were just dead ends

Now I gotta go through to get through this
Though I don't want to face what it takes to break
I tried to get around but it comes back to
Gotta go through, I gotta go through

This unfamiliar terrain, no umbrella for the rain,
And we're reaching for each other again

We gotta go through to get through this
We gotta face what it takes to break
There's no getting around 'cause it comes down to
Gotta go through, we gotta go through

© 2003 Mighty Grey Music/Lil' Yella House Music/
Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI)



How Far, How Much
Performed by- Christine Dente
Written by- Christine Dente

How far did you go to make a way back home, I wonder
How much did you suffer just to make my soul your own, I wonder
How far did you go and just how much did you give for me

How far did I travel til you let my life unravel back home to you
How much did you give until I finally got a glimpse of what love can do
How far, how much and just how long did you wait for me

I will always stand in wonder
How your love for me could be so strong
And I will never really understand the kind of love that lasts so long

How far would I go to show I love you so, I wonder
How much would I suffer for the sake of your sweet name, I don't know
How far would I go and just how much would I give for you

I will always stand in wonder
How your love for me could be so strong
And I will never really understand the kind of love that lasts so long
I can only stand and wonder how your love for me could be so strong

I know how far and just how much
I'm gonna give it all

© 2003 Mighty Grey Music/Lil' Yella House Music/
Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI)



Only Thing That Counts
Performed by- Christine Dente
Written by- Christine Dente

(Galatians 5:6)

The only thing that counts is faith living it out in love
The only thing that counts is faith living it out in love

And love covers over a multitude of sins
And love makes up for oh so many things

The only thing that counts is faith living it out in love
The only thing that counts is faith, let's live it out in love

Christ is the fire that keeps this love alive
We will shine brighter when He is our delight

The only thing that counts is faith living it out in love
The only thing that counts is faith, let's live it out in love

Love covers over oh so many sins,
Let's live it out, let's give it all to Him

He is the fire, He'll keep this love alive,
We'll shine so bright

'Cause He is our delight

© 2002 Mighty Grey Music/Lil' Yella House Music/
Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI)



Summer
Performed by- Christine Dente
Written by- Christine Dente

We had sandwiches and apple juice
On that sweet afternoon in the summer
And you only wanted me to play
You had no time to waste in the summer
So you only ate half
I had to laugh
There will always be time for scolding
You're only getting older

So I'm holding my tongue
Keeping my peace
It runs deep and wide
And I'm wading right in
Playing your games
And I'm running the full length of summer
By your side

Making funny mirror faces
I caught you looking at me
Looking at your hair
But you don't care
It's only there for me to measure

How short the days are long
How fast the days of slow go away
So I'm wading right in
Playing your games
And I'm running the full length of summer
By your side

© 2002 Mighty Grey Music/Lil' Yella House Music/
Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI)



Sure Of All I Hope For
Performed by- Christine Dente
Written by- Christine Dente

I heard the news and I believed
Because You proved your love for me
And then You went to make a better place
I haven't seen it yet

I'm sure of all I hope for
And I believe what I cannot see
I'm reborn by the grace given me
So I'm sure of all I hope for

So many souls have gone before me
Their lives have told a faithful story
Their hearts were set upon a better place
I'll meet them there someday

I'm sure of all I hope for
And I believe what I cannot see
I'm reborn by the grace given me
So I'm sure of all I hope for

And if some wonder what they see in me
I'll give a reason for this peace
Because You live forever, here and now
That's where my faith is found

I'm sure of all I hope for
And I believe what I cannot see
I'm reborn by the grace given me
So I'm sure of all I hope for

© 2003 Mighty Grey Music/Lil' Yella House Music/
Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI)



Take It From Here

Performed by- Christine Dente
Written by- Christine Dente and Scott Dente

I've been driving all night long
Trying to find a simple song
To cut through the dark
Lighten up the heart of a world gone wrong

One too many reckless days
Took a toll we couldn't pay
Now we're so lost
We never thought we'd end up this way
But we took off down the back roads
And we tried to go alone
Took the wheel in our own hands
But we couldn't make it home

Would You take it from here?
Cause we've carried on as long as we can
And You've made it so clear
We can't make it on our own
Could You take it from here?

So it goes the old refrain
We know we don't have what it takes
And it cuts to the heart
Lightens up the dark of the world we've made
No more trying to water
Seeds You haven't sown
No more trying to buy the time
We could never own

So would You take it from here?
Cause we've carried on as long as we can
And You've made it so clear
We can't make it on our own
Could You take it from here?

© 2003 Mighty Grey Music/
Lil' Yella House Music/
Dayspring Music, LLC (BMI)