Resolution

by Aaron Stewart

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1.
I still remember Like it was yesterday When you surrendered And turned away Though detrimental The way you wounded me Was accidental To some degree But was it the last time Or just the first time You say you’re sorry So prove it to me, prove it to me Apologetic can’t stand on its own I’ve heard your story So give me one good reason to believe You’re truly sorry Prove it to me, prove it to me My own attrition Is always close at hand Crimes of omission I understand Though good intentions Are always nice to get Let down prevention Is better yet You say you’re sorry So prove it to me, prove it to me Apologetic can’t stand on its own I’ve heard your story So give me one good reason to believe You’re truly sorry Prove it to me, prove it to me One time…it’s no big deal Two times…still quick to heal Three times…great, not again Four times…when will it end Five times…patience is gone Six times, and on and on I begin to wonder if you’re sorry at all You say you’re sorry So prove it to me, prove it to me Apologetic can’t stand on its own I’ve heard your story So give me one good reason to believe You’re truly sorry Prove it to me, prove it to me You say you’re sorry So prove it to me, prove it to me Apologetic can’t stand on its own I’ve heard your story So give me one good reason to believe You’re truly sorry Prove it to me, prove it to me Prove it to me
2.
Confusion 03:43
All my life I have thought I was sure of the things I believed Looking back on ‘em now I am wondering if I was deceived In childhood the answers came easy But now that I’m here the truth is harder to see There are so many things to believe I never knew existed You can mix ‘em and match ‘em and then it gets even more twisted So how can I ever decide Which ones are the truths in the midst of the lies Why does it seem like the world is so full of confusion Just when I think I find truth I find it’s an illusion When I try to discern the wrong from right But there’s more gray than black or white Gotta find a way I can shine the light on this world of confusion There are questions unanswered I know I need to make some sense of But my predispositions I first gotta take and dispense of Do I think I’ve found the only way And everyone else has simply gone astray Why does it seem like the world is so full of confusion Just when I think I find truth I find it’s an illusion When I try to discern the wrong from right But there’s more gray than black or white Gotta find a way I can shine the light on this world of confusion Then I stop and I look and I see that I’m missing the goal The confusion is there so that I don’t get stuck in a hole I’m caught up in minor discrepancies The answer’s not finding but searching what I believe Why does it seem like the world is so full of confusion Just when I think I find truth I find it’s an illusion When I try to discern the wrong from right But there’s more gray than black or white Gotta find a way I can shine the light on this world of confusion When I try to discern the wrong from right But there’s more gray than black or white Gotta find a way I can shine the light on this world of confusion Even when everything boggles my mind And no matter how hard that I try I can’t find Any way to decipher the truth from illusion As long as I’m searching I’ve beaten this world of confusion
3.
Like Me 04:15
This is my attempt To make you like me Is it working? This is my attempt To make you like me Is it working? If I write a clever line for you That no one's ever heard Get you lost inside my melody To hang on every word Would you like me? This is my attempt To get your attention Is it working? This is my attempt To get your attention Is it working? If I sing a brand new song for you And sculpt a perfect phrase That can steal you for a moment’s time But seems to last for days Would you like me? But I don’t waste my time on things That I might never change Or measure my identity In what you think of me I don’t really care If all my efforts are in vain ‘Cause clearly I’m indifferent But one question still remains Do you like me? This is my attempt To try to impress you Is it working? If I catch you in the rhythm of The notes I sing and play Or I open up my life to you And get carried away Would you like me? But I don’t waste my time on things That I might never change Or measure my identity In what you think of me I don’t really care If all my efforts are in vain ‘Cause clearly I’m indifferent But one question still remains Do you like me? Do you like me? This is my attempt To make you like me
4.
Have you ever looked up to the sky Ever wondered why We are even here Figure out the meaning to this life We live and then we die I’ll try to make it clear The world is big and I am oh so small A single brick in China’s great big wall A blade of grass on Serengeti’s plain A grain of sand in Middle East terrain And it makes me see Who I’m meant to be Deep inside of me It brings me to my knees And it makes me see Who I’m meant to be Deep inside of me Someone who believes In something bigger Ever get delusional and found The earth revolves around Everything you do Thinking you’re the center of it all Makes the world seem small And covers up the truth If life’s Las Vegas I’m a Christmas light A millimeter of Mt Everest’s height A fleeting thought deep down in Einstein’s brain A water drop in the torrential rain And it makes me see Who I’m meant to be Deep inside of me It brings me to my knees And it makes me see Who I’m meant to be Deep inside of me Someone who believes In something bigger If life’s a forest I’m a broken branch A flake of snow beneath an avalanche A tiny fish in the pacific blue But you still listen when I talk to you And it makes me see Who I’m meant to be Deep inside of me It brings me to my knees And it makes me see Who I’m meant to be Deep inside of me Someone who believes In something bigger
5.
Resolution 04:33
We start the final countdown It’s time to look ahead I stop to take a moment Looking back instead I had some good intentions That got lost along the way And now a whole year later I am still the same Next time I won’t be here I’m determined No time like a new year To start over again Every day’s a brand new chance to Pick another tune to dance to Or just start over Leave behind procrastinating No excuse is worth the waiting Today’s the day for a resolution Deep into February It’s hard to stay on track Then just a few months later I’ve reverted back My temperamental nature Is driving me insane Can’t wait till late December For the chance to change This time I won’t delay ‘Till tomorrow No need to hesitate Starting over again Every day’s a brand new chance to Pick another tune to dance to Or just start over Leave behind procrastinating No excuse is worth the waiting Today’s the day for a resolution Woah, woah, woah, yeah Woah, woah, woah No time like a new year To start over But don’t wait for a new year To start over again Every day’s a brand new chance to Pick another tune to dance to Or just start over Leave behind procrastinating No excuse is worth the waiting Today’s the day For a resolution, resolution, resolution Every day’s a brand new chance to Pick another tune to dance to Or just start over Leave behind procrastinating No excuse is worth the waiting Today’s the day for a resolution Woah, woah, woah, yeah Woah, woah, woah
6.
It seems like lately you are empty promises Time after another, and I wonder why I bother You disappoint me Every time you give your word And I hope this time you’ll make it But I know somehow you’ll break it And you don’t even know That I’m giving you another chance Though I oughta forget you I’ve decided to let you Take advantage of the circumstance You’re unlike any other So I’m giving you another chance You come back to me with another great excuse Don’t know if I’m believing ‘Cause you just might be deceiving I want to give up, but I just can’t walk away We just might be perfection But for now it’s all rejection And I’m giving you another chance Though I oughta forget you I’ve decided to let you Take advantage of the circumstance You’re unlike any other So I’m giving you another chance If you break my heart again I will prove it to you then And if you break my heart again I will prove it to you then And hope that you know That I’m giving you another chance Though I oughta forget you I’ve decided to let you Take advantage of the circumstance You’re unlike any other So I’m giving you another chance Though I oughta forget you I’ve decided to let you Take advantage of the circumstance You’re unlike any other So I’m giving you another Giving you another chance
7.
Square Peg 04:04
Look up the definition The word is normalcy You’ll find the adjacent picture Won’t look at all like me Sometimes I’m on the sidelines Sometimes I’m center stage I don’t like it in the middle I’m just not built that way You might just think I’m strange But I’m a square peg in a round hole And I never quite fit in Just a little left of normal On the outside looking in Though I may be somewhat different I’m just trying to find my place But I’m a square peg in a round hole You could call me out of shape I chose to play piano Instead of basketball First born but not the oldest It don’t make sense at all Not wrong to write left-handed Or see movies all alone My friends have started families I’m fine still on my own It’s unconventional But I’m a square peg in a round hole And I never quite fit in Just a little left of normal On the outside looking in Though I may be somewhat different I’m just trying to find my place But I’m a square peg in a round hole You could call me out of shape I’m not trying to be different Just want to be myself Though at times I wish I was like everybody else But everybody’s different It’s never gonna change I’m taking joy in knowing that’s the way We’re all the same But I’m a square peg in a round hole And I never quite fit in Just a little left of normal On the outside looking in Though I may be somewhat different I’m just trying to find my place But I’m a square peg in a round hole You could call me out of shape Woah I never quite fit in Just a little left of normal On the outside looking in Though I may be somewhat different I’m just trying to find my place But I’m a square peg in a round hole You could call me out of shape You could call me You could call me out, out of shape Wouldn’t have it any other way
8.
Time...slips away And you...have lived another loveless day You must discover a love that is true Is there another longing for you You fear...that you will always be alone There is a love, like no other Waiting for you today If you believe that the Heavenly Father Gave up His Son so that you could be saved And the emptiness inside You’ve tried so hard to hide Will vanish like tears in the rain There is a love, like no other Only a prayer away Love...has never wandered far from you So why...why are you feeling like you do Although you’ve never been a stranger to love It doesn’t matter, it’s never enough And now...you wonder will it ever change There is a love, like no other Waiting for you today If you believe that the Heavenly Father Gave up His Son so that you could be saved And the emptiness inside You’ve tried so hard to hide Will vanish like tears in the rain There is a love, like no other Only a prayer away Now close your eyes And try to visualize The nails in His skin That draw the blood from within The pain that He feels So intense and so real He’s in your place But there’s love on His face Because He knows that you won’t be alone There is a love There is a love There is a love, like no other Waiting for you today If you believe that the Heavenly Father Gave up His Son so that you could be saved And the emptiness inside You’ve tried so hard to hide Will vanish like tears in the rain There is a love, like no other Only a prayer away
9.
Broken 04:01
Didn't see it coming But I was not suprised No one can expect to last that long Out on a ledge With their eyes closed And here I am before You now Flat upon my back Fallen from the pedestal That's crumbled from the cracks That I have painted over all my life I've been trying to hide That I am not that strong But I've known all along And now I'm broken Yes, I am broken I have been deceitful Even to myself Trying to pretend I’m not the man I know I am Saying I’m doing fine And here I am before You now Flat upon my back Fallen from the pedestal That's crumbled from the cracks That I have painted over all my life I've been trying to hide That I am not that strong But I've known all along And now I'm broken It’s always been easy to ignore I’ve never fallen quite this far before As I’m lying on the floor I clearly see That my life’s a constant masquerade Hidden by the perfect mask I’ve made Now I’ve finally found my place Is where I need You Jesus, I need You Here I am before You now Flat upon my back I have fallen from the pedestal That's crumbled from the cracks That I have painted over all my life I've been trying to hide That I am not that strong But I've known all along And now I'm broken Yes I am broken And I need to be put back together again
10.
He looks at me with evil eyes He fills my head with brutal lies He tricks me into compromise Identity is his surprise In the other corner, this man, a mystery In the other corner, this friend becomes my enemy In the other corner, I stare in disbelief In the other corner, he looks a lot like me Like me Victorious I’ve been before I’m confident I’ll win once more My arrogance he won’t ignore He knocks me down; I hit the floor In the other corner, this man, a mystery In the other corner, this friend becomes my enemy In the other corner, I stare in disbelief In the other corner, he looks a lot like me He can only win if I let him It’s sad that he has won this many times He can only win if I let him I step into the ring ready for the fight In the other corner, this man, a mystery In the other corner, this friend becomes my enemy In the other corner, I stare in disbelief In the other corner, he looks a lot like me Like me. Looks a lot like me, just might even be
11.
Completely 04:42
I see her standing there With her hands stretched out to You So many people but she is in an empty room And though they start to stare She doesn’t care That her love is on display I want to worship you that way. Completely I offer up my life to You completely I wanna live it bold and indiscreetly ‘Cause I’m not a slave To what the world thinks of me Your blood has covered up my shame Completely I see You hanging there With Your hands stretched out for me So many people making Your life a mockery And through the pain You bear You don’t care That Your love is on display I know You weren’t ashamed of me Completely I offer up my life to You completely I wanna live it bold and indiscreetly ‘Cause I’m not a slave To what the world thinks of me Your blood has covered up my shame Completely You took the thorns, You took the nails That were destined for my skin You took the shame, You took the guilt You took the weight of all my sin You gave Your life for me And for a moment faced defeat But then You rose again To make Your love complete Completely I offer up my life to You completely I wanna live it bold and indiscreetly ‘Cause I’m not a slave To what the world thinks of me Your blood has covered up my shame And I will never be the same Completely
12.

credits

released October 18, 2009

All songs* written by Aaron Stewart

Produced by Jeff Roach for roachsounds.com
Photography by Scott James for scottjamesphoto.com
Design by Paul Mudd - www.muddesign.net

Recorded by David Hall at First Avenue Sound - Franklin, TN & Jeff Roach at Infested Audio - Franklin, TN
Background Vocals recorded by Aaron Stewart at Central Christian Church - Las, Vegas

Mixed and Mastered by Roachsounds

Aaron Stewart - Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Piano
Jeff Roach - Keyboards, Programming
Scott Williamson - Drums
Joeie Canaday - Bass Guitar
Jerry McPherson - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Mike Payne - Additional Guitars

*Tears of the Saints by Leeland Mooring, Jack Mooring
Guitars: Michael James Murphy, Drums: Bryan Boyd, Bass: Blaise II Sison, Piano, Strings: Aaron Stewart, Recorded by James Dineen III at Central Christian Church - Las Vegas, NV

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