Solitary Realignment

by Aaron Ferris

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Mark 1 v 35

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released February 21, 2009

Recorded at Einstein Studios, Antrim by Frankie McClay
All songs by Aaron Ferris
Drums - Mark Hill
Keys - Allan Ellingsgaard
Add. Vocals - Diane Alexander
Strings & programming - Frankie McClay
Readings - Eun Hee Yang
Artwork - Paula Shone

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Aaron Ferris Northern Ireland, UK

Aaron Ferris is an acoustic guitar playing singer songwriter from Co Antrim, NI. He has been writing and performing his own music for over 10 years.

2013 sees the long overdue third release, coming in the shape of a 6 track EP recorded under the watchful eye of Frankie McClay in Einstein, Antrim.
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Track Name: All I Ever Wished For
I’m flat on my face again, it’s a posture I find myself often in
Helped up by my faultless friend, yea I have got one
In whom I look for a little strength as I stumble through the mines of my mind
I’m coming to the place where I reach for the hem
Just a touch of it, be my escape

I will never stop from saying
I will never stop proclaiming

You are my Redeemer
You are the Saviour of my world
You’re all I’ve ever wished for in a friend

I come as one staring at the very bottom
Unbeknown how I got this low
Oh the emotion is long gone
Careful what we’re standing on
Just looking for something, somehow, someone to change who I’ve become
But in truth I know who I needed all along
Why do we need to fall so low before we come back home?

I will never stop from saying
I will never stop proclaiming
I will never stop from saying
I will never stop proclaiming

You are my Redeemer
You are the Saviour of my world
You’re all I’ve ever wished for in a friend

I have come to the place where I surely know that on my own
That I am weak, I’m so unworthy, I’m feeble, slow of speech
And that only by the grace of blood that saves me, I know I am loved
Track Name: Half a Song
Heaven awaits for those who have dedicated everything
To a life of service to our King
If I could take one memory from this place
I would take all of the time that I've spent with you

I don't think it's wrong to thank God for someone special while I've dwelt here
I don't think it's wrong to thank God for someone like you

Heaven awaits and it won't be long till we walk on through those gates
And I'll thank God that I knew someone like you
Track Name: I Don't Deserve You
A better man I wish I were
I wish my thoughts were more in line with Yours
So not to succumb to every flesh demand
Not accept or excuse the carnal man
I want to be refined, I want to stand the test of fire
I try to be who they think I am
But often I’m reminded

I don’t deserve You
I don’t deserve such grace

This is grace sitting at the feet
Of One who sees right through me
This is love, forgiving everything
Not recollecting my misgivings
To hold out Your hands
After every where I’ve been
To welcome me home again
Despite my constant failings

I don’t deserve You
I don’t deserve such grace

Help me to not fall into comfort
Keep me away from just calmly drifting along
Track Name: Think on This
I was sitting thinking I don’t want to read the paper
The day after He’s has been and gone
And I was also thinking that I don’t want to be part of the confusion
That those left will find going on
Because already excuses are made and lies are told
Diluting Christ until we’re comfortable
A play on words and a play on minds
Where right is wrong and wrong is right
Well dare you believe in an absolute
Self police your morals to see what suits
And at all times numb the mind, ignoring Truth

A name in vain, a name you don’t believe
Use it at births, weddings, funerals and Christmas eve
As long as we’re vague so not to offend
A faith in case, kept at arms length
No one can say that ‘I never knew’
When you face your Maker it’s no excuse
And the question I pose to you
Are His words true?

But words alone won’t change your mind
But words alone won’t change your life
But think on this tonight

Many have come claiming ‘I am he’
Performing signs and all trickery
Others have come aim to eradicate
Erase all hope and end the Faith
These are the days when He’ll come down
Those who have stood firm shall receive a crown
He didn’t die for the righteous
But those who are down and out

Words alone won’t change your mind
Words alone won’t change your life
But think on this tonight

Feast made so few come
Go out to the street and invite everyone
No one comes ‘cause they’re good
If that was the case no one ever could
Feast made will you come?
It’s open to everyone

I was sitting thinking I don’t want the invite to go unsent
Track Name: NK
Found my name and they tracked me down
Traced my brothers too, laid down and bound
As for me and my house, we know whom we serve
Crushed to our deaths, without a word
Like lambs to slaughter

Roll over my body, angels watching me
I would rather die than deny my King
Roll over my body, children watching me
I would rather die than deny my King

To live is Christ, to die is gain
Oh to be counted worthy to suffer for that Name
Oh, blessed are the persecuted for the Kingdom is theirs
Oh death where is thy sting?
Oh grave where is thy victory?

Lord help me to find the strength of mind
So that I may never deny
God give me the courage of the men who died
Giving their lives in the name of Christ

Roll over my body, angels watching me
I would rather die than deny my King
Roll over my body, angels watching me
I would rather die than deny my King

Brothers, hold on to the words our Father gave you
Sisters, I pray the strength to pull through no matter what they do to you

Blessed are those who suffer, blessed are you

And He will say ‘Well done, my faithful servants’
And He will say ‘You’re home’.
Track Name: A Thought
I sure I wouldn’t stand alone if I admit that I’m occasionally prone
To letting circumstances dictate my emotions
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s ever wanted to change their reflection
Just thinking it would make things so much better

Then I thought how could I complain
When I know that it’s my inside that needs to change?
And how can I say that I’m not happy, that I’m not happy
With what You’ve given me?

Sure my mind slips at times
And my vocal style, oh I’ve yet to find
And there’s plenty with more talent than me
Like Moses I’ve said ‘Anyone but me’
And I question my abilities
And I’ve wondered did I hear wrong?

Then I thought how can I complain
When the Maker of all has called me by name?
How dare I say, I’m not happy
I’m unhappy with what You’ve given me?

I’m learning a little more each day
But I still don’t know why You love me
But I’m closer with every passing day
To the time You’ll come back and get me
Track Name: Chosen to Love
I’ve never fallen into kindness
Long suffering doesn’t come at first sight
Trust doesn’t well up in an instant
With patience I’ve never felt butterflies
But I’ve chosen to love her
I’ve chosen to love my wife

I’ve never fallen into kindness
Long suffering doesn’t come at first sight
Truth is not an emotion
Not secretive like a valentine
But I’ve chosen to love her
I’ve chosen to love my wife

When the euphoria fades remember
Hope will remain forever
And as each day arrives thank God for life
And as each day ends pray together as friends
For each moment you share count your blessings right there
When you grow old together, hold hands through whatever

As His perfection comes, the imperfect fades
With God as the centre, love never fails
Our love must not be a thing of words and fine speech
But a thing of action and sincerity
I’m not sure if I believe in ‘the one’
But I sure do believe in The One, who makes all things new

I’ve never fallen into kindness
Long suffering doesn’t come at first sight
But I’ve chosen to love her
I’ve chosen to love my wife
Track Name: Someone Like Me
Grateful, yet undeserving I am
Acceptant, yet I fear I’ll never quite comprehend
This grace I’ve been afforded
Unconditional, indiscriminative love
Paved a way works never could have
I find myself wondering

How could You hang for someone like me
When You know and when You’ve seen
Everything of this fragile being?

I want to know how it can be
Such personal love, such intimacy
You’ve counted the fallen hairs from my head
You’ve bottled the tears I have shed
But You never cease to astound as words fail me
As I have found that I’m still in Your will
You never cease to astound as words fail me
As Yours resound that I’m still in Your will
And my name is engraved and can never be moved

How could You hang for someone like me
When You know and when You have seen
Every thing of this fragile being?
Track Name: Happily Ever After
Happily ever after was the chapter I was reading
When some stark thoughts came to me
I tried to think about forever and the meaning
Dreaming how it could be
But I can’t fathom a life without time
In a body that will never grow tired
In a mansion that is mine
I’ll see the holes in His hands that say

You can come if you want to
You know He’s waiting for you
You can come if you want to
But I know that we’re leaving soon
Yea I know that we’re leaving soon

Then I thought about the ones I know
Who’ve never contemplated such a possibility
Of a life after death, of eternity
But oh think of your soul
We don’t know when He’ll show but I tell you though

You can come if you want to, you know He’s waiting for you
You can come if you want to but I know that we’re leaving soon
Yea I know that we’re leaving soon
Look to the sky we’re leaving soon
Yea the news say we’re leaving soon

But the best part of it all is no matter how good I think it will be
It will be better, better, better, better
But the best part of it all is no matter how good I think it will be
It will be better, better, better
Track Name: Hope
How do you think that it feels to be sold by your brothers?
Saying that you’ve gone, faking my disappearance
From a son to a slave, thinking I’d die working all of my days
How must that feel to try to make sense of such an event?

How it does hurt to lose a friend in a life cut short?
Knowing that they’re gone, trying to comprehend it all
From your side to a grave, it shouldn’t happen at such an age
How does it feel to try to make sense of such an event?

How do you think that it feels to be betrayed by a kiss?
By a friend who I have spent my whole life with
The Son between thieves, from Glory to Calvary
How would it feel to try to make sense of such an event?

I guess what I’m trying to say is that initially
We may not understand why things happen
I guess what I’m trying to say it that initially
We may not make sense of such events
When we doubt if there’s a God at all
When it seems no one is in control

We know, we have hope
We have hope in midst of sorrow