The Morning EP

by Wild Pines

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viaenc Great debut EP! Difficult choosing between TAKE A STEP & REBEL HEART as my favorite track. REBEL HEART's ambience & tones are fantastic, but TAKE A STEP won me over with the guitar lines. Favorite track: Take A Step.
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This is a collection of songs written by Matt Stanland over the past year dealing with faith and life and how those intertwine. Thank you for checking this out.

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released October 7, 2016

Produced by: Stevie Benz and Matt Stanland
Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by: Stevie Benz
Programming by: Stevie Benz and Matt Stanland
Programming by: Aaron Richardson on "Take a Step"
Album Art: Joshua Dease

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Track Name: Take A Step
I am an unturned page
I lock myself in an unlocked cage
I wanted out but I know you're coming
I wanted out but I know you're coming for me

I breathe in, close my eyes
Take a step, into the dark of night

I only wanted to resist you
To show myself I had a better way all along
I gotta run cuz I know you're coming
I gotta run cuz I know you're coming for me

I breathe in, close my eyes
Take a step, into the dark of night

I gotta run or you'll find me

I breathe out, open my eyes
Take a step, into the light
Track Name: The Morning
How do we see ourselves
Just dusty skin aging on boney shelves?
Are we just a dash in time?
To wrestle with the reaper at the end of our line

I want to live to see the morning
Breaking in over the clouds
Holding the hands of my Father
Knowing I've done Him proud

Is this how I live my life?
Huddled in the shadows holding light?
Cuz I know my wretched ways
My love tends to wander, my mouth's an open grave

I want to live to see the morning
Breaking in over the clouds
Holding the hands of my Father
Knowing I've done Him proud

I'm a runner, I'm a liar, I'm a fraud
I wear forgiveness like a fashion forgive me God
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint depending on how I feel that day

I want to live to see the morning
Breaking in over the clouds
Holding the hands of my Father
Knowing I've done Him proud
Track Name: Turned Around
I got some questions I could ask
Or replay moments from my past
I'm just trying to work it out
Have some faith without a doubt
Oh God are you there? listen up
I messed up again

I got a point I could convey
Or sing some songs I wrote or count all of my souls you saved
Or I could speak the truth
Sometimes I thought I never needed you
Oh God are you there? put on a show and let me know

That I'm simply out of my head
Cuz I can't help but second guess everything I've ever known
I know I believe, help my unbelief
I'm in full retreat, I can't stop my feet
from turning the other way

So I'll start by turning around today
Track Name: Dancers
I can not understand a word you say
It's only cuz I plugged my ears and turned the other way
I was far too bust throwing stones
To notice all the planks my eyes ignored all on their own

Cuz we are searching for some light
We're lost and we are blind
Fumbling for answers to who we are
We're walking over truth
We turn our backs on You
Stumbling like a dancer in the dark

God we are so slow to judge ourselves
We all are hiding skeletons upon the tallest shelves
Grace oh grace come quickly to us all
We follow our deceitful hearts our pride can't take a fall

Cuz we are searching for some light
We're lost and we are blind
Fumbling for answers to who we are
We're walking over truth
We turn our backs on You
Stumbling like a dancer in the dark

But you believe that we have worth
You brought us out from dust and dirt
And gave us each a name

Now we are looking to your light
We're lost and we are blind
Rising like a fire from a spark
We're leaning on your truth
We trust in only You
When we stumble like dancers in the dark
Track Name: Rebel Heart
When I was younger once
Had a rebel heart in my chest
It beat with defiance
Had to hide it and act my best

One day I'll be like any other
One day this will just be a phase
I would fall in line with my brother
But somehow I knew things wouldn't change

I was a preacher's son
Had the good Lord in my soul
Knew my right from wrong
But kept my faith in a foxhole

One day I'll be like any other
One day this will just be a phase
I would fall in line with my brother
But somehow I knew things wouldn't change