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Teenagers by Andy Gullahorn

Andy Gullahorn has just had a successful kickstarter campaign for his next album Everything As It Should Be.
Which is great news because it means that he’ll be able to release a new batch of wonderful, insightful songs.
Like this one.
Teenagers.
If you’ve got them, or you’ve had them it’ll ring pretty true.
(Maybe don’t be drinking your cup of tea while listening)


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Nations That Long In Darkness Walked – Christmas (Sunday) Songs 2015 Day 6

Listened to the album that features this song in the car this afternoon.
It’s worth posting again as a Sunday song.
From the Jill Phillips and Andy Gullahorn album Christmas.

The lyrics:
1.
Nations that long in darkness walked
Have now beheld a glorious light;
On them who dwelt in shades of death
The light hath shined a heav’nly bright.
For lo! the virgin’s Child is born;
To us the Son of God is giv’n.
Upon His shoulders shall be laid
The government of earth and Heav’n.
2.
His Name is called Wonderful,
The Counselor, the mighty God,
Eternal Father, Prince of Peace,
Peace dearly purchased with His blood.
His government shall know no bounds,
But far and wide o’er all extend;
And happy peace, the glorious fruits
Of His just reign, shall know no end.
Bridge.
And everything is gonna change
And everything’s already changed
Closing refrain.
For lo! the virgin’s Child is born;
To us the Son of God is giv’n.
Upon His shoulders shall be laid
The government of earth and Heav’n.
For lo! the virgin’s Child is born;
To us the Son of God is giv’n.
Upon His shoulders shall be laid
The government of earth and Heav’n.

(c) 2010, The Gullahorn’s Music
Words: John Barnard, New Version of the Psalms, 1752.
Music and additional lyrics by Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips.


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Any Other Way by Jill Phillips (and Andy Gullahorn)

The Rabbitroom featured Any Other Way as their song of the week.
I’ve featured it before; it deserves to be featured again.
A song about trust, marriage and how promise can see the marriage grow stronger when trust has been compromised.
At the page link you can hear Phillip’s recording of the song (and see a discount code for the album from which it comes).
In this video her husband Andy provides his rendition after providing some of the background to the song’s creation.
If I could have found an embeddable version by Phillips I would have included it here as well.

The lyrics:
Do you remember that Monday when
The world fell out beneath our feet
Both surprised that we had been
So close to losing everything
Putting one foot in front of the other
felt like such a long, hard step to take
We thought about moving and starting again
But it was something we could never outrun so we just stayed
I wouldn’t have it any other way
I wouldn’t have it any other way

Gaining back the trust we lost
Was harder than just losing it
But if we wanted change at all
The pain was a prerequisite
So little by little, a piece at a time
We were putting back together what was left of a broken life
It wasn’t quick, it wasn’t easy
But that kind of change isn’t one that happens overnight
I wouldn’t have it any other way
I wouldn’t have it any other way

When we first met, love was a feeling
But making it last, that’s a decision
A good decision

When we watch the kids run through the yard
Sometimes I just can’t help but think
That every bit of what it cost
Was worth it for this family
‘cause I wouldn’t have it any other way
I wouldn’t have it any other way
I wouldn’t have it any other way

Words and Music by Jill Phillips
From “The Good Things” CD
(c) Jill Phillips