after a long haitus, 2 new ones

i haven’t improved a bit, it seems

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING LINK WILL DIRECT YOU TO SONGS THAT MAY BE FAITH-BASED, ALTHOUGH NON-CRUSADING, IN NATURE. NO ONE MADE YOU LISTEN, IF YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_music.cfm?bandID=884145

two new songs, ‘mountain’ and ‘taizé’. the picture on ‘mountain’ is from rocky mountain national park, as an homage to poppa. you’re out there, aren’t you?

the wife did two of the vocal parts on ‘taizé’.

direct your hate mail to the ‘small hours radio show’ email page so the wife won’t get upset.

Taizé

chorus:

C G F C F C Gsus4 G
Jesus, Prince of Peace, take away my sin
C G F C F C Gsus4 G
Jesus, Lamb of God, take away my sin
C G F C F C Gsus4 G
Father, Holy Lord, King above all kings

verse:

Am Dm/B F Gsus4 G
Teach me, show me, lead me, know me
Am Dm/B F Gsus4 G
hold me, heal me, love me, Jesus

G7/C Dm7 E
A - - - men

Mountain
(Hebrews 11, John 20:29, John 14:10-12, Matthew 17:20)

Fsus2 Eb Bb/D
Though I cannot touch the wounds, cannot see the scars
Abmaj9
Faith still carries me
Fsus2 Eb Bb/D
Though I may lose all I have, everything I love
Abmaj9
Faith still carries me
Fsus2 Eb Bb/D
Though I am surrounded by the world, I am not of this world
Abmaj9
For faith still carries me
Fsus2 Eb Bb/D
Though I cannot see the saints, cannot see the angels
Abmaj9 C
Faith still carries me

chorus:
G F (#4) C
I will say to the mountain, “Move thyself!”
Eb F G
By the faith I have in Jesus
G F (#4) C
And the mountain will move itself
Eb F G
By the faith I have in Jesus

Though I cannot see the Kingdom, cannot see the Heavens
Faith still carries me
Though I may be struck down, may be abandoned
Faith still carries me
Though I may be forsaken by the ones I love
Faith still carries me
For I, I have seen the power, I have seen the glory
The majesty of God
(chorus)

Fsus2 Fsus2/Db Bb G Ebdim/G (x2)

Fsus2 Fsus2/Db Bb Abmaj7 C
Faith still carries me
(chorus)

chorus part 2:
I will say to the ocean, “Crash no more!”
And the water will fall back, silent
I will say the the desert, “I cry from thirst!”
And the Heavens will open for me
By the faith I have in Jesus

Why get better when you are already so good?
:agree:

Love the piano, and the mood, in the first.

Really like the verse parts for Mountain.
Nice tone on the intruments and nice voval melody on, it, and good balance.
The first break into the lead guitar solo is cool too.
No regrets.

Nice work Jason :agree:

Taize: Great sounding vox there! And don’t put yourself down man!! This is good stuff. Hypnotic (in a good way)

Mountain: Nice intro. Like the song again (great idea putting up chords/lyrics)
My personal taste would be to bring the drums/bass forward a little. (Just my taste)

Good work dude :agree:

Although I am not one much for Christian themed/based music I must say I really like Moutain. Love the chord progression of the 12ver on the intro and your voice, well your voice is really really good. You should do alot more singing.

I like the song.
Great guitar tone overall but especially at the beginning.


One suggestion:
the vocals in the chorus are singing in the same range as the verse. I like the mellow nature of the vocals in the verse but could use more intensity in the chorus to match the increased intensity in the guitars.
One option would be to double the vocal melody line one octave higher.
You could do this with female vocals if necessary.


Just a suggestion. :agree:
Regards,

Keith