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05. Give Me Words To Speak

Whispered And Shouted
by Aaron Shust


Calloused and bruised/ dazed and confused
My Spirit is left wanting something more
Than my selfish hopes/ and my selfish dreams
I’m lying with my face down to the floor
I’m crying out for more
Give me Words to speak
Don’t let my Spirit sleep
Cause I can’t think of anything worth saying
But I know that I owe You my life
So give me Words to speak
Don’t let my Spirit sleep
Every night, every day/ I find that I have nothing left to say
So I stand here in silence awaiting Your guidance
I’m wanting only Your voice to be heard
Let them be Your Words
I just don’t understand this life that I’ve been living
I just don’t understand (x2)
I just don’t understand these lies I’ve been believing
I just don’t understand (x2)

Behind the Song:
"One day back in 2002, I had writer’s block from trying too hard to write a song. Finding no words of inspiration, I “threw up my hands,” as it were, and asked God, Give me words to speak, ‘cause I can’t think of anything worth saying. I felt that somehow God might be responding, “Well, Aaron, write about that.” At the time I recorded my first album, Anything Worth Saying, I only had the chorus written, and I included it at the beginning as the song snippet “Give Me Words.” After that album was released, I sat down and wrote the verses to this song, not thinking they would ever end up being used as final song lyrics. The verses simply flowed from my thoughts to the paper, and that never happens for me—I typically take months of wrestling and crafting to write a song! Yet every time I tried to revisit these lyrics, I couldn’t divorce myself from the words that you now hear on this recording. As often happens with a song that sits around for a while, I didn’t want to use it on this album—I had moved on to “newer” songs. My record label and my producer wouldn’t let me off the hook, though, and insisted that I record it as a “possibility,” and it’s turned out to be one of my favorite songs on the record. " - Aaron Shust




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