Rivers In The Wasteland Album Lyrics by Needtobreathe


Needtobreathe Lyrics

Rivers In The Wasteland Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Wasteland

I'm the first one in line to die
When the cavalry comes
Yeah it feels like the great divide
Has already come
Yeah I'm wasting my way through days
losing youth along the way

Oh if God is on my side
Oh if God is on my side
Yeah if God is on my side
Then who can be against me

There was a greatness I thought for awhile
But somehow it changed
Some kind of blindness I used to protect me
From all of my stains
Yeah I wish this was vertigo
But it just feels like I'm falling slow

In this wasteland where I'm livin'
There is a crack in the door filled with light
And it's all that I need to get by
In this wasteland where I'm livin'
There is a crack in the door filled with light
And it's all that I need to shine

All of these people I meet
It seems like they're fine
Yeah in some ways I hope that they're not
And their hearts are like mine
It's wrong when it seems like work
To belong all I feel is hurt

 

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State I'm In

When I woke this morning
it was already night
Saw a number on the phone
that I don't recognize I know

I've been across this land like ten times now
I've seen every little corner of your two bit town
I know
Where I'm going

Bright lights they won't leave me alone
Need a shadow or a hole in the wall
Baby I don't know
I don't know what kind of state I'm in
We've got a ways to go
Been around this whole town by now
I can't tell you how you're supposed to get out
Baby I don't know
I don't know what kind of state I'm in
We've got a ways to go

I'm an ordinary man a wheel on the cage
I've never been this lost
but I don't wanna have to stay
In the morning I'm leaving
And I don't know where I'm going

Bright lights they won't leave me alone
Need a shadow or a hole in the wall
Baby I don't know
I don't know what kind of state I'm in
We've got a ways to go
Been around this whole town by now
I can't tell you how you're supposed to get out
Baby I don't know
I don't know what kind of state I'm in
We've got a ways to go

 

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Feet, Don't Fail Me Now

I got this target
Right here on my back
They're aiming where I was
Not where I'm at
Yeh they ain't stopped me
Since I was eighteen
I'm moving faster
Than my enemies

I can't slow down
I can't get stuck
I'd rather die than have to hang it up

Don't wanna look up
And it be over
Don't want to wish that
I had longer
It's my time
Yeah it's my town
I pray my feet won't ever slow me down
Don't fail me now

I saw my last dream
Roll out around me
I'm trying to chase me
Down a fantasy
I felt the moonlight
Reach down and touch me
I need another night
Before you leave

 

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Oh, Carolina

Oh Carolina
When I get back home to you we're gonna start a fire
Oh you know I miss you
And when we get back home to you I got a story to give you

I been all mixed up been gathering dust
Down and down for days thinking bout us
I know we both can't deny it
There was a wrinkle in time way back when
We were living fast and I won't back in
Truth is baby I've been surviving
Cuz I'm on my way

Oh Carolina
Yeah, when I get back home to you we're gonna start a fire
Oh you know I miss you
And when we get back home to you I got a story to give you

I got it pushed to the floor and it's almost light
Quarter past an hour and a matter of time
Body's been gone for miles but heart still driving
Cuz I'm on my way
Yeah I'm on my way

Oh Carolina
Yeah, when I get back home to you we're gonna start a fire
Oh you know I miss you
And when we get back home to you I got a story to give you

Oh Carolina
Yeah, when I get back home to you we're gonna start a fire
Oh you know I miss you
And when we get back home to you I got a story to give you

Yeah when I get back home to you
When I get back home to you
When I get back home to you
We're gonna start a fire

 

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Difference Maker

Yeah, isn't it amazing how a man can find himself alone
Call into the darkness for an answer that's he's never known
Yeah, isn't it amazing how God can take a broken man
Yeah, let him find a fortune, let him ruin it with his own two hands

And he climbs on up the hill on the rock on which he stands
He looks back at the crowd
He looks down at his hands and he says
I am a difference maker

Oh, I am the difference maker
Oh, I am the only one who speaks to him
And I am the friendliest of friends of God

Yeah, isn't it amazing how a man can find himself alone
Call into the darkness for an answer that's he's never known
Yeah, isn't it amazing how God can take a broken man
Yeah, let him find a fortune, let him ruin it with his own two hands

He walks on up the hill to the rock on which he stands
He looks back at the crowd
He looks down at his hands and he says
I am a difference maker

Oh, I am the difference maker
Oh, I am the only one that speaks to him
And I am the friendliest of friends of God

I am on the fence about nearly everything I've seen
And I have felt the fire be put out by too much gasoline
And we're all strangers passing through a place and time afternoon
Life is but a vision in a window that we're peeking through

A helpless conversation with a man who says he cares a lot
It's a passive confrontation about who might throw a punch or not
We are all transgressors, we're all sinners, we're all astronauts
So if you're beating death then raise your hand but shut up if you're not

'Cause I am the difference maker
Oh, I am the only one that speaks to him
And I am the friendliest of friends of God

I am the difference maker
Oh, I am the only one that speaks to him
And I am the friendliest of friends of God

I am the difference maker
Oh, I am the only one that speaks to him
And I am the friendliest of friends of God

 

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Rise Again

I know how it started the walls that we build to separate us
Make it wider, stronger, til it's too tall for us to touch
Heaviness is on me I don't see how we might be whole again
We might be better off in the wake of a bitter end

Oh I know I'm gonna rise again
Set my sights on where I'm going
And my goodbyes to where I've been
Oh I know I'm gonna rise again
Singing farewell king of the broken
So long my friend

We could always count on the same things
The ups and the downs like time
We crawl through the abyss then we came through the other side
Heaviness is only temporary the daylight will soon break in
The sunlight can change a heart in the wake of a bitter end.

Oh I know I'm gonna rise again
Set my sights on where I'm going
And my goodbyes to where I've been
Oh I know I'm gonna rise again
Singing farewell king of the broken
So long my friend

I could see us moving on I can feel that coming on strong
We'll never start all over like this and I still can't believe it

Oh I know I'm gonna rise again
Set my sights on where I'm going
And my goodbyes to where I've been
Oh I know I'm gonna rise again
Singing farewell king of the broken
So long my friend

 

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The Heart

Ain't no gift like the present tense
Ain't no love like an old romance
Got'sta make hay when the sun is shinin'
Can't waste time when it comes time to dance

Slammin' this door with a heavy hand
signin' this line like a deed to land
keeping in touch with the windows down
Dreading this night since the rain hit the ground

Long live the heart
Long live the soul
That knows what it wants
That piece you can find
That part is the whole
It never lets go

Always tryin to be the one outlaw
Goes where he wants never does get caught
Pushing this line like the Lord ain't comin'
Building this house like they're scared of something else

Be my winter in this living hell
Be my one last dying wishing well
oh well

Long live the heart
Long live the soul
That knows what it wants
That piece you can find
That part is the whole
It never lets go

Got'sta make hay when the sun is shinin
Can't waste time when it comes time to dance
keeping in touch with the windows down
Dreading this night since the rain hit the ground

Long live the heart
Long live the soul
That knows what it wants
That piece you can find
That part is the whole
It never lets go

Long live the heart
Long live the soul
That knows what it wants
No matter how far
How heavy this load
It never lets go

 

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Where The Money Is

We started out we were welcome in
We had enough when we needed it
Grip all you saw in a sea of shame
Run down your dream and then lose your place
I'm falling back up and feeling good
You opportunity struck just like you thought it would

Don't want to know where the money is
Don't want to know where the money is
It's just a tragedy trying to take its toll again
Don't want to know where the money is

These days are easy they come to life
These colors brighten they all are mine
I want to move in a lovers march
My only grief is when we spend these days apart

Bury your ropes and let the wise man's daughter
Carry us down to where the walls don't speak
Bury my worries in the deep black water
Bury them down and take the weight off me

 

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Multiplied

Your love is like radiant diamonds
Bursting inside us we cannot contain
Your love will surely come find us
Like blazing wild fires singing Your name

God of mercy sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to Your design
May this offering stretch across the skies
And these Halleluiahs be multiplied

Your love is like radiant diamonds
Bursting inside us we cannot contain
Your love will surely come find us
Like blazing wild fires singing Your name

God of mercy sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to Your design
May this offering stretch across the skies
And these Halleluiahs be multiplied

(Multiplied)
(Oh multiplied)

God of mercy sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to Your design
May this offering stretch across the skies
And these Halleluiahs be multiplied

These Halleluiahs be multiplied

(Your love is like radiant diamonds)
(Bursting inside us we cannot contain)
(Your love will surely come find us)
Like blazing wild fires singing Your name

 

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Brother

Ramblers in the wilderness we can't find what we need
Get a little restless from the searching
Get a little worn down in between
Like a bull chasing the matador is the man left to his own schemes
Everybody needs someone beside em' shining like a lighthouse from the sea

Brother let me be your shelter
I'll never leave you all alone
I can be the one you call
When you're low
Brother let me be your fortress
When the night winds are driving on
Be the one to light the way
Bring you home

Face down in the desert now there's a cage locked around my heart
I found a way to drop the keys where my failures were
Now my hands can't reach that far
I ain't made for a robbery I could never take this world alone
I know that in my weakness I am stronger
It's your love that brings me home

 

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More Heart, Less Attack

Be the light in the crack
Be the one that's been there on a camel's back
Slow to anger quick to laugh
Be more heart and less attack

Be the wheels not the track
Be the wanderer that's coming back
Leave the past right where it's at
Be more heart and less attack

The more you take the less you have
Cuz it's you in the mirror staring back
Quick to let go slow to react
Be more heart and less attack

Ever growing steadfast
And if need be the one that's in the gap
Be the never turning back
Twice the heart any man could have

Be the wheels not the track
Be the wanderer that's coming back
Leave the past right where it's at
Be more heart and less attack
Be more heart and less attack
Be more heart and less attack

I stuck my hat out I caught the rain drops
I drank the water I felt my veins block
I'm nearly sanctified I'm nearly broken
I'm down the river I'm near the open

I stuck my hat out I caught the rain drops
I drank the water I felt my veins block
I'm near the sanctified I'm near broken
I'm down the river I'm near the open

I'm down the river to where I'm going
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