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IDOLS
© 2014 Jessa Anderson (Wanderlove Publishing/SESAC)
 
V1 I am so like a bird in flight, I try to build my home
I set my eyes on anything that shines and tells me it will make me whole
I stack the walls surrounding me with promises and pretty things
But when I see what winter brings, I fly
 
CH And as it turns out, this fickle heart in my chest
Sometimes it beats for everything but what is best
And when I turn down this voice I hear in my head
I give You room to speak and offer life instead
So take all of these idols, all of these idols and lay them to rest
So take all of these idols, all of my idols
 
V2 And all this time, addicted, I – desperate for more and more
I chase the high, but every single time I come down lower than before
These empty words are on repeat and I can see they’re killing me
But still I find that I believe the lies
 
BR I am a well run dry, I am a clouded, starless sky
Without Your breath of life I would surely die
But You gave your life for mine

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STAY
© 2014 Jessa Anderson (Wanderlove Publishing/SESAC)
 
V1 Another yelling match here in the living room
A personal attack is thrown from me to you
And then you give it back, and slam the door and drive away
And all you’re thinking is, “Don’t know how much more I can take”
 
V2 ‘Cause when we started out, wide eyed and unafraid
Thought we would never doubt the promises we made
But disillusioned now, ‘cause nothing seems to be the same
And we are wondering just how much more that we can take
 
CH You can run, you can hide if you want to
Tell yourself that somehow it will change you
Make your mark, then you leave when the bottom falls out
You can leave, you could go, but it’d be a mistake
Can’t you see, don’t you know that we’re in this the same?
You can run, you can hide, or you could just stay, stay

V3 If we could work it out, if we could pull it through
We’d see so much will change inside of me and you
Where there was empty ground will be a garden full of grace
Illuminated by the sun but watered by the rain
 
BR So when the night seems like it might never end
Close your eyes, say a prayer, and begin again
Let the cracks and the flaws help you realize
That something beautiful is waiting on the other side

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GIVING YOUR HEART AWAY
© 2014 Jessa Anderson (Wanderlove Publishing/SESAC)
 
V1 The air was cold, but she swore that she didn't notice
'Cause this was better than she'd felt in a long time
Not quite love, but it sure felt nice there on the grass sitting close to his side
Listening to his heart keep time and watching the light die

V2 The sky grew black, but the stars were bright
And she was feeling like a bird on the first flight
Not quite wrong and not quite right
But she so desperately wanted to fly

CH And that's the thing about giving your heart away
You never know when you'll see you're missing a piece
Until you find out too little, too late
You didn't notice that you were bleeding
Now the life is gone from your eyes
You're just a memory frozen in time
And that's the thing about giving your heart away
Giving your heart away

V3 Her hands would shake when she said goodbye
She never meant to hurt a heart that was so kind
Searching for words to apologize with her mistakes burning bright in his eyes
Unwelcome tears that he'd try to fight spilling out, slowly running him dry

BR Said it was love, but I didn't believe him
Feel like I'm locked inside without a key and
If I could only collect all the pieces that I have given up
Maybe it'd be enough

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EVERYTHING
 © 2014 Jessa Anderson (Wanderlove Publishing/SESAC)
 
V1 This is love, not that I could love but that I'm loved by One
Who loves at any cost, even to death You've gone and stand victorious

PC And when I think about all You've done, Jesus I am overcome

CH You know it hits me like a tidal wave
And I buckle down beneath the weight of
All You are, no less than Everything
I am helpless but to speak Your name
The sweetest sound I'll ever make
With all my heart, I'm giving Everything

V2 This is grace, nothing that I could make but that You took my place
To conquer sin and shame, and to return our hearts to You for whom we're made

PC And when I think about all You've done, Jesus I am overcome

BR Perfect Son of God, how You love us, how You love us
So thank You for the blood that has covered and reclaimed us
To restore us, to remake us

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CAN’T BE SAVED
© 2014 Jessa Anderson (Wanderlove Publishing/SESAC)
 
V1 This ship is going down and I suggest that you don’t get too close
You’ll suffer with me as I break into pieces
Those dreams are already dashed upon the rocks that lie in wait below
And what you think you see, well it’s all on the surface

PC You’ll swear that all it takes is a call for help and a white flag
Or a flare to the sky, a desperate cry, we’ll be out of here in no time

CH But darling some of us, we can’t be saved, we can’t be saved
We’re destined to be tossed among the waves and there we’ll stay
Just singing the song of a siren, I’m so sorry you followed it here
So take what you can and make it to land and far, far away
‘Cause some of us just can’t be saved

V2 It’s lonely on the sea but every once in a while comes someone
Who tries and tries to put the anchor down
But soon they will find that every time there’s a reason I’m still drifting
And I’ll be right here until I drown
 
PC You’ll swear that all it takes is a call for help and a white flag
Or a flare to the sky, a desperate cry, we’ll be out of here in no time

BR They say if you look close enough at the bottom
You might see just a little piece of what you thought was love

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CAUGHT ME BY SURPRISE
© 2014 Jessa Anderson (Wanderlove Publishing/SESAC) / Jordan Anderson (Crash Records Publishing/SESAC)
 
V1 Well I don’t know how we got together but I’m glad we did
You said hello and before I could stop it I was falling in
One look in your eyes, I was mesmerized right there and then
And suddenly realized just how much I’d been missing

CH Little did I know that I was only seeing black and white
Living shades of gray, still I thought that I was doing fine
But now the colors seem so bright
You caught me by surprise

V2 Just like any ordinary day when it began
But the stars would align and our worlds would collide, this is not happenstance
Just one look in your eyes I felt like taking my chances
And every day since then has been nothing but magic

BR So much more than next in line, for the rest of my life you’ll be by my side

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NEVER THE SAME
© 2014 Jessa Anderson (Wanderlove Publishing/SESAC)
 
V1 This might be hard to say, but I will do my best
To tell it just the way that I remember it
Might not be sugar sweet, might be a little messy
Not who I want to be, but how You found me then

V2 So I’ll tell them who You are and what You’ve done for me
When I took it all apart, fallen and fumbling
Your spirit gave me life, illuminated the night
You broke me open wide to let Your light shine in

CH Sometimes You boom like the blast from a cannon
And sometimes You come like the rush of a wave and
Sometimes You move like wind on the water
With barely a sound or a sign that You came
However You come, I am never the same, never the same

V3 More than a little bit, this passion overwhelms
My very soul within and I’ve got to let it out
I want to make You known with every breath in my lungs
Until there’s nothing more, until the work is done

BR Now all I want to do is tell everybody how
Your love has overcome the deepest of my needs and I
Could never quite express the way that you’ve changed me now
But I will do my best, yes I will do my best

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BREAKDOWN
© 2014 Jessa Anderson (Wanderlove Publishing/SESAC)
 
V1 When every line is crossed and every word is spoken
When every drop of blood has been spilled out and every hope is gone
With every weapon drawn and every wound inflicted
When you are the only one left standing, can you really say you’ve won?

CH All you were looking for was just some happiness
But now that it’s gone you’re left with such a bitter taste
So what will it take, tell me what will it take
What will it take for you to break down?

V2 Well every little step amounts to a journey taken
And when you reach the end of it there’s nothing that can be undone
So every bullet fired and every forced explosion
Is taking from everyone in it’s path not just the target chosen

CH2 All you were looking for was just some happiness
But now that it’s gone you’re left with such a bitter taste
So what will it take, tell me what will it take
What will it take for you to break down?
I guess this is the way that you exist and remain
All regrets and mistakes until you break down 
So what will it take, tell me what will it take
What will it take for you to break down?

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STORY OF GRACE
© 2014 Jessa Anderson (Wanderlove Publishing/SESAC)
 
V1 Well they say that there’s safety in numbers
So then why am I still so afraid?
‘Cause I know that I can’t be the only one who feels this way
Still I struggle with every letter as I’m trying to fill this page
But the words they are caught in my safety net as I filter them all away

CH Yet I know You hear even what I can’t say
Though my mouth is silent my heart cries for strength
So let the words come one by one
Goodness and healing from my tongue
That I’d find Your glory even in my pain
Let my life tell the story of grace

V2 Oh the path with the least resistance seemed the easier one to take
But at the end I regret each and every step and excuse that I made on the way
But Your promise is already spoken of a love that is ever the same
Would you teach me to trust in Your grace enough to expose what I hide away

BR It’s in my deepest need You’re glorified in me
So let my story be the story of Your grace
Of how You set me free and gave me words to speak
So that my life would be the story of Your grace

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WHOLE
© 2014 Jessa Anderson (Wanderlove Publishing/SESAC)
 
V1 Is there anything more than what we’ve got right in front of us or is this all I’ll ever have?
And if I never amount to any more than I am right now is this my happily ever end?
Over and over and on repeat the same questions are haunting me of what is true, and do I believe

CH Every single heart is waiting for a love
Is looking for someone who will not let go
In the deepest part of everything we are
We want to be enough, want our worth to show
More and more I believe that we cannot pretend to be whole

V2 If He really did come to right the fall, pay once for all of us, take all the burden and the sin
If the curtain was rent, the sky was black, and the spear went in to pour down the last of a covenant
If death was beginning instead of end, then who I am now was determined then

BR And when He said “It is finished”, it was finished then
He gave us what we don’t deserved and paved the way to righteousness

CH2 Every single heart is waiting for a love
Is looking for someone who will not let go
In the deepest part of everything we are
We want to be enough, want our worth to show
Jesus help me believe, ‘cause You have done what we could never
And still in my disbelief, for all my questions You the answer
More and more I see You are the only one who makes us whole

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NOT WHAT I THOUGHT 
© 2011 Jessa Anderson (Popular Tree Publishing/ASCAP) / (Thirsty Moon River Publishing/ASCAP) Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing
 
V1 This is no ordinary, rational feeling; I am overtaken by a panic and run
I have fallen by the wayside many times before and I have learned to use this love as a weapon
 
V2 I am caught up by the common as usual; I have nearly followed ‘til my spirit was numb
I continue the ascent of never-ending collecting all but things that matter the most
 
CH But You’re not what I thought when I saw You
I have been running for so long and so far
I haven't got what I thought I would find to fill the empty up
But You're not what I thought, no You're not what I thought
 
V3 There is a manner I have quietly tucked away, yet it is fighting for a place at the top
I am dying to believe I'm big enough to try, but it's a battle I am losing alone
 
BR Woah, oh oh - You’re uncovering what I was missing all along
Woah, oh oh - I'm giving everything for the war, for the war is won
For the war is won
 
CH2 And You’re not what I thought when I saw You
I had been running for so long but now I've got
Something else, something more that I know will fill the empty up
'Cause You’re not what I thought, no You’re not what I thought

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FIREFLIES 
© 2011 Jessa Anderson, Jordan Anderson, Peter Kipley & Philip LaRue (Popular Tree Publishing/ASCAP) / (Thirsty Moon River Publishing/ASCAP) / (MeauxJeaux Music/SESAC) / (Songs From The Indigo Room/SESAC) / (Let The Road Pave Itself/BMI) / (Maxx Music/BMI) / (Razor and Tie Music Publishing/BMI) Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing & Razor and Tie Music
 
V1 You illuminate the open air
I am silently catching every glimmer I can
‘Cause I know that when the lightning hits
I’ll be standing here breathless in the wake of each glimpse
 
PC Your beauty radiates, it’s filling the sky
 
CH You’re breaking through the darkness
I’m like a child standing in amazement here in the night
You shine brighter than fireflies
Caught up in the mystery, I can’t deny
Everything around me reflects Your light
You shine brighter than fireflies  
 
V2 I’m surrounded by Your brilliant glow
And I marvel in wonder at the sight I behold
I am running with an empty jar
I want to capture it all, I’m chasing after Your heart
 
PC Your love is infinite, it’s filling the sky 
 
BR Now that I’ve seen who You are, You’re all that I want, I can’t turn away
Now that I’ve seen who You are

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EVERYBODY HAS THOSE DAYS 
© 2011 Jessa Anderson & William Harrison (Popular Tree Publishing/ASCAP) / (Popular Tree Entertainment/BMI) / (Thirsty Moon River Publishing/ASCAP) Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing

V1 No one ever accused me of being the best
And no one really understands what's going on in my head
I'm feeling alone and I'm feeling like sort of a mess
Can't make sense of anything and so I'm telling myself over and over again 
 
CH Everybody has those days, everybody has those days, everybody has those days
But the beauty is often uncovered by facing the pain
And everybody has those days
 
V2 No one ever mistook me for beauty and grace
You know I'm really more the clumsy type, always making mistakes
The harder I try to be careful the bigger the break
Can't do right for nothing and so I'm telling myself over and over again
 
BR Woah, woah, woah – 2x
Everybody has, everybody has, everybody has those days – 4x
But the beauty is often uncovered by facing the pain, and everybody has those days

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WORSHIP THE LAMB 
© 2011 Jessa Anderson (Popular Tree Publishing/ASCAP) / (Thirsty Moon River Publishing/ASCAP) Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing

V1 I want to sing a song that's never been heard
I want to write the emotions when I can't find the words
But there is nothing I could say, I could sing
To give an adequate description of my glorious king
For You are indescribable and that's why we sing
 
CH Hallelujah to the great I AM
All that is, all that has ever been
All consuming love that never ends
So let us come, let us worship the Lamb
Let us come, let us worship the Lamb
 
V2 For every thought in the intelligent mind
For every brilliant invention that history provides
There is nothing I could form, I could bring
That could be added to the splendor of my glorious king
For You are unchangeable and that's why we sing
 
BR All I am  at my best, I am merely a breath
All I am at my best I am merely a breath for You

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THE SAME PLACE 
© 2011 Jessa Anderson (Popular Tree Publishing/ASCAP) / (Thirsty Moon River Publishing/ASCAP) Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing

V1 Trade your problems for the pain of knowing that you walked away, no longer participate
You made another big mistake, didn't anybody ever say, “We all lie in the bed we make”
 
CH It's fine, we're all good inside, or so you say
But we all come from the same place; we all come from the same place
What's right is only in your mind, or so you say
But we all come from the same place; we all come from the same place
The same place
 
V2 You wait through another stormy day on the other side of harshest rain
The sun shines and you breathe again
But take the miracle away and trade it for a common phrase, “We're all taking our chances anyway” 
 
BR And you know that when it's over there's no stop to consider
Were they right, were they closer? 
Was it worth all you gave away, away?

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NOT MYSELF ANYMORE 
© 2011 Jessa Anderson (Popular Tree Publishing/ASCAP) / (Thirsty Moon River Publishing/ASCAP) Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing

V1 You've gotta' love it for what it is
Take a minute to look around and you'll find out it's over now
There's no reason for acting like this
I knew it was coming, you've had it written all over your face for a long while
So let's split it right down the middle and just walk away
There's no use in trying to save something you’re just gonna' have to change 
 
CH But I can't seem to figure out why I'm not myself anymore and I cry all the time
And you, you're unaccountably gone; you've got no explanation for leaving me alone
Well maybe we shouldn't have let it go on for so long
'Cause I am just not myself anymore
 
V2 Going forward but looking back
I cannot remember just how it got started, I know it's just part of the way this goes
But sooner or later you'll ask, was all of this really a mandatory separation or was it just easiest?
So let's have a last conversation and just drive away
There's no use in trying to save something you're just gonna' have to change 
 
BR And putting all these memories away is getting harder than I thought
So why can't we just be friends when that's all we were before?

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I WON'T BREAK
© 2011 Jessa Anderson (Popular Tree Publishing/ASCAP) / (Thirsty Moon River Publishing/ASCAP) Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing

V1 Well it's confusing but I know it so well
Just taking time to be whatever you want to be now
And I’ve been wondering when it all fell apart on me
And how I didn't see it coming in the least, baby
I gather miles and put them up on display
Pretend I’m shiny, new and tell the world I've changed, but 
 
CH I can only take so much
I will only say this once
I can bend in a million ways
But I won't break, no, no, no
I won't break
 
V2 I lose my mind a little more every day
Becoming everything I know that you wanna' see now
Can't help but wonder when the colors began to fade
Or when I started putting shadows in their place
 
BR You try to tear me into pieces, baby
But I won't, but I won't go
You try to tell me that there's nothing better
But I know, yes I know

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MOVING ON 
© 2011 Jessa Anderson & Jordan Anderson (Popular Tree Publishing/ASCAP) / (Thirsty Moon River Publishing/ASCAP) Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing

V1 We'll take our chances on a big dream
Never won over by a sure thing
No longer run for cover, hiding
We're moving on
 
V2 Been underestimated by them
Told we were never gonna' make it
Without our ticket to what they have
But we're moving on
 
CH Won't take for granted anything 'cause it's all gonna' come and go
In this together, won't shy away; we're just taking it as it comes
Though we'll have our missteps and mistakes, not gonna' let it get us down
We've just gotta' keep moving on
 
V3 The future may be out of our hands
One little part of such a big plan
But in the end it makes no difference
We're still moving on
 
BR Stop your worry now, just be strong, be strong
Leave your fear behind, we're moving on, moving on – 2x

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OFFERING 
© 2011 Jessa Anderson (Popular Tree Publishing/ASCAP) / (Thirsty Moon River Publishing/ASCAP) Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing

V1 It's amazing the grace you've extended
When troubled times took a place in my soul
I needed someone to come and perfect
All the things I can't reach on my own
 
V2 I believe in a purpose intended
For the life You breathe only in me
I needed someone to fight and defend me
And salvage what's buried beneath
 
CH There is nothing to give that You don't already hold
There is nothing in spoken word to claim as my own
However small and unoriginal, my heart overflows with this offering to You
This is my offering to You
 
V3 So sing aloud will this child of the Kingdom
All praise and glory to Heaven above
No longer carry the burden of slavery
Rejoice in His ransom of love
 
V4 You alone are perfect by nature
Passionate Lover, Redeemer, and Friend
Who am I to inherit this treasure – a place in Your infinite rest
 
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DON'T KNOW
© 2011 Jessa Anderson (Popular Tree Publishing/ASCAP) / (Thirsty Moon River Publishing/ASCAP) Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing

V1 It's been a long time coming, this lonely road
I left myself a long, long time ago
It's been a long time running since I got caught
Doing all the things I don't
 
CH So why do I feel the need to hide myself behind
A veil that doesn't show who I am inside?
Don't know who I think I'm helping, don't know who I think I am
I don't know, don't know, don't know, don't know
 
V2 It's been a long time coming, this down and out
 'Cause I was never very honest with myself
It's been a long time running since I was told
That it's alright to ask for help
 
BR I am trapped inside my mind and I am stuck behind the times
That I was cool and calm and comfortable
Does anybody see me here, does anybody, anybody care?
Does anybody hear me now?

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RETURN
© 2011 Jessa Anderson (Popular Tree Publishing/ASCAP) / (Thirsty Moon River Publishing/ASCAP) Admin by Capitol CMG Publishing

V1 We have been running away, we have been hiding
We have been making mistakes and then denying
All of the things that make us who we are
Fallen from grace and yet restored

V2 We have been giving our time to all the wrong things
We have been saving our cash and yet not helping
All of the ones we call our neighbors
Everyone you said to love
 
CH Afraid of being hurt, we only give until it costs us something
So they won't see the worst we tell ourselves it's better they see nothing
But we diminish everything You are by hiding out inside ourselves
We need to return, to return to You
 
V3 We are a body in debt and need of healing
We need a light upon all we've been concealing
Nothing is whole without it's pieces
Bearing the burden all as one
 
BR We are unwilling, and we are cold
For fear the darkness will be exposed
But if we hold on to all our secrets we only forfeit our chance at freedom

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