From "Expecting A Miracle"

Derrik Jordan - Expecting A Miracle
Derrik Jordan and Martin Sutton

Story

This song is seeking to be a bridge to bring people together. Inspired by Marvin Gaye's What's Going On? it longs for connection. Collected on the compilation CD "The World Will Remember" which was a benefit CD for the 9/11 victims. One of the first to come out by people who were some of the first artists on CD Baby.

Lyrics

Something Beautiful

 

The whole world over

Too many hearts in despair

Tell me, have we forgotten how to care?

Open up your mind

You can always find

 

Something beautiful in everyone

Truly wonderful, sweet as the sun

Something beautiful, now we've begun

To believe, we can see something beautiful

 

Reach out all around

You can see it everywhere

Love lives between us

Can't you feel it in the air?

Take a look inside

You will always find

 

Chorus

 

Something more, something true

In us all, shining through

Oh, like something beautiful

 

(instrumental break)

 

Take a look inside

You will always find

 

Copyright 1997 Derrik Jordan and Martin Sutton

Hilljoy Music (BMI) / Ten Ton Music Publishing Ltd (BMI) hilljoy@sover.net www.derrikjordan.com (802)387-4050

Derrik Jordan - Expecting A Miracle
Derrik Jordan, Stephanie Lewis, Lorriane Ferro

Story

This song asks god or the great spirit to speak through me that I may be a vessel of spirit and do something good and meaningful with my life. "Love's the one thing that we seek." The song never mentions "god" but is so clearly about spiritual or divine energy and the desire for connection.

Lyrics

Speak Through Me

 

Must be a million snowflakes

Spiraling by my window tonight

Together they make a blanket

But each one is a masterpiece in its own right

White on white on white

 

Must be a billion people

Looking for meaning on this earth

Together we tell the story

But each one has a moment to recite his verse

A lifetime to rehearse, a chance to heal the hurt

 

From the mighty to the meek

Love's the one thing that we seek

So when my turn comes to speak, speak through me

Words can break and words can build

So I pray, let mine be filled

With your wisdom and your will, speak through me

 

Now that I know what matters

Now that my heart is yours to hold

I realize my prize possessions

Never made me wealthy

They were just fool's gold

Only left me cold and empty in my soul

 

Chorus

 

From the mighty to the meek

Love's the one thing that we seek

So when my turn comes to speak, speak through me

I just ask before I die

That I can touch one single life

With compassion as my guide

Speak through me, speak through me

Words can break and words can build

So I pray, let mine be filled

With your wisdom and your will, speak through me

 

© 1997 Derrik Jordan, Stephanie Lewis and Lorraine Ferro

Hilljoy Music (BMI) / Birdsong Music (ASCAP / Sparrowsong (BMI) Derrik Jordan (802)387-4050 www.derrikjordan.com

Derrik Jordan - Expecting A Miracle
Derrik Jordan, Kristian Ottestad

Story

Most of what is around us is beyond our perception. To think that what is "real" is just what we can perceive or measure is the root of narrow-mindedness in my opinion. "Cause what you get is what you see." Believing is seeing and this song asks us to expect and manifest what can't be seen. Create a new and positive reality in your life. Relentlessly optimistic. More than a little Stevie Wonder influence on this one.

Lyrics

Expecting A Miracle

 

If we believe then we will see

Just how much joy our love can be

We can choose that easily

But if we indulge in all our doubts

Turning our problems inside out

Then that's all we'll care about

 

I don't want to go through another day

Worrying my precious life away

So take my hand and make a leap of faith

 

˜Cause what you get is what you see

Turning our lives into what will be

Something to cherish and to hold

Oh, that's what you get when expecting a miracle

 

Why do we make our lives so tough?

Striving in vain for useless stuff

When we know that love's enough

And in every moment we're alive

Magic and mystery reside If we just open our eyes

 

I don't want to go through another day

Hurrying my precious life away

So take my hand and make a leap of faith

 

Chorus

 

I just want to feel the joy of every day

Watch in wonder as our fears are swept away

 

Copyright 1997 Derrik Jordan and Kristian Ottestad

Hilljoy Music (BMI) / Tic Toc Music (PRS) Derrik Jordan (802)387-4050 www.derrikjordan.com

Derrik Jordan - Expecting A Miracle
Derrik Jordan - Brian Hobbs

Story

Written with Brian Hobbs from Sweden, although we wrote it when he was living in NYC. He's American and this song is about what happens when you try to be something you're not and your past catches up with you.

Lyrics

I Knew You When

 

You can change your name, you can change your occupation

You can spend your life rewriting all your mistakes

You can sign away your soul

Win an Oscar for your role

Till someone knocks you cold

Telling you I knew you when

 

You can lie so much that you don't even know you're lying

You can set the world on fire and never get burned

You can even change your face

Rest assured your secret's safe

Till someone trumps your ace

Telling you I knew you when

 

Well, you can hide behind your reasons

But there's no way that you can win

˜Cause when you think the world's believing

There's that familiar voice saying, I knew you when

 

So as you live your life among this world of strangers

You might as well give up and just be yourself

˜Cause no matter what you've done

People know where you come from

And there'll always be someone

Telling you I knew you when

 

Copyright 1997 Derrik Jordan and Brian Hobbs

Hilljoy Music (BMI) / MCA Music (STIM) hilljoy@sover.net (802)387-4050 www.derrikjordan.com

Derrik Jordan - Expecting A Miracle
Derrik Jordan

Story

For my darling Margie, this song is for you. I love you and always will.

Lyrics

Gonna Give You Love

 

Everyday and every night

Promise you I'm gonna love you right

With a true love so strong

That you'll know right here's where you belong

Just give it time

And leave your fears behind

 

Baby, I'm gonna give you love

Just gonna give love, I'm gonna give you lovin'

Baby, I'm gonna give you love

Just gonna give love

I'm gonna give you lovin'

 

Where you are is where I'll be

˜Cause you groove me to the nth degree

You're the one who makes me shine

Never knew that I could feel so fine

Come closer now

I want to show you how

 

Copyright 1997 Derrik Jordan

Hilljoy Music (BMI) (802)387-4050  hilljoy@sover.net www.derrikjordan.com

Derrik Jordan - Expecting A Miracle
Derrik Jordan

Story

This song says that Capitalism is our religion. It poses many questions about our society and doesn't really give answers but leaves one thinking. Isn't there a better way?

Lyrics

Let The Buyer Beware

 

You say that you are nobody's fool

And keep on thinking you're the exception to the rule

But honey, when it comes to corruption

Everbody's got their hands into something

 

This world it has but one religion

And that, my friend, is capitalism

One law throughout the land

Hurry, hurry, take as much as you can

Money is the honey it grooves the busy bees

And if we boycott, then they'll be down on their knees

 

So let the buyer beware

In him lies the power of change

Let the people compare

And examine what's behind the name

 

AIDS and cancer, who's got the answer?

I know there must be a cure

But if it doesn't line a corporate pocket

Then AIDS and cancer we must endure

 

Pre-chorus

 

So let the buyer beware

In her lies the power of change

Let the people compare

And examine what's behind the name

 

See that woman on the screen

And lookin' so fine in the magazine

Her sexiness is just a job

And so she helps a man to rob

As long as he gets what he needs

It doesn't matter who he bleeds

For she's denied her heart's demand

To be a puppet in his hands 

 

Copyright 1997 Derrik Jordan

Hilljoy Music (BMI) (802)387-4050 www.derrikjordan.com

Derrik Jordan - Expecting A Miracle
Derrik Jordan - Stephanie Lewis

Story

This song tells the story of someone who misses his opportunity to really show the person he loves how he feels and in doing so misses his chance for a lasting relationship. An old story and a sad one, but he seems to have learned his lesson this time, even if it's too late.

Lyrics

Me, Being Me

 

I always have believed we were written in the stars

My true love, sure enough, is what you are

But when you needed more from me, I said I needed time

Afraid to show you what I felt inside

 

So me, being me I put it off another day

And me, being me I couldn't find the words to say

It was my mistake, now it's too late

'Cause you, being you walked away

 

You always were the one who knew which way to turn

You'd say either way there's something learned

But I was busy standing still, resisting every change

Afraid of something I couldn't even name

 

Chorus

 

All I had to do was open up my soul

But I never thought you'd really go

 

So me, being me I put it off another day

And me, being me I couldn't find the words to say

Oh me, being me I should have begged you then to stay

That was my mistake, now it's too late

'Cause you, being you walked away

 

c 1997 Derrik Jordan and Stephanie Lewis

Hilljoy Music (BMI) Chalante Music (ASCAP) hilljoy@sover.net (802)387-4050 www.derrikjordan.com

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