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07. Part The Clouds

Nightlights
by Jimmy Needham



 

I like, like to be liked / And no one likes to hear the truth / And I've seen what the truth can do / So I tried, tried to downsize / The part of you that's hard to tell / But the layoff didn't go so well / I beat around the burning bush / 'Til that fire went away / God was once so palpable / Before the shades of grey // We might as well just fold our hands / If we can't call a spade a spade / 'Cause we will miss the heart each time / If we won't ever shoot them straight / These pleasantries have shaded me / And you too long / Let's part the clouds and show the world the Son // We think, think we're helping / By giving you a little flare / But it doesn't matter what you wear / 'Cause runways aren't your forte / You prefer the narrow road / Even though it's not en vogue / The Gospel looked so very cold one night as I passed by / So I gave it my best sugar coat and dressed it in a lie /// This living water will not quench us if it's watered down / It's not our place to hide again this treasure that we've found

Words and Music by Jimmy Needham and Scott Davis / © 2010 Needhim Music / First Company Publishing / ASCAP / Administered by First Company Publishing / Word Music, LLC / Life Of Rhyme Music Publishing / Word Music LLC / ASCAP / Administered by Word Music LLC / All Rights Reserved.

Behind the Song:
"Sometimes I grow weary of all the fluff. Seems like we’re so quick to water down the message of Jesus if it will mean we can keep our friends, not offend strangers and maintain our reputation. The irony this is, if Living Water gets watered down it ceases to quench peoples thirst. What you’re left with is a soup of pleasantries and niceties but no real power to change lives. This song is a challenge to the Church to pull back the curtain, part the clouds to show the Son for who He really is." - Jimmy Needham

 

 

 

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