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Lyrics from the CD "Apple & Thorns"

Words and Music by Ed Morales© 2005 Mor O' Les Music BMI / Common Man Music

One Love
Know for sure
Hands that heal
The God of second chances
Apple & Thorns
For the simple will confound the wise
Louder than my words
960°C
The well watered garden
Psalm 13
Carried up on a hill
Name



ONE LOVE

You’re the one that spoke
And made all there is
You’re the one that wrote
And sealed me with a kiss
You’re the one that’s known
How this game is being called
You’re the one that thrown
A net before my fall

So sweet and fragrant
So hot and torn
Being with you now is such a
Double-edge sword

One Love, One Gift, One Touch

You’re the one that bought
Me to you with a price
You’re the one that brought
The stars inside my eyes
You’re the one that said
Don’t live life to be dead
You’re the one that died
So I could live instead

So sweet and fragrant
So rough and coarse
Loving you right now
Is such a double edge sword

One Love, One Gift, One Truth, One Love

So sweet and fragrant
So rough and coarse
Loving you right now
Is such a double edge sword

One Love, One Gift, One Truth, One Love

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KNOW FOR SURE


Can’t tell you why that an orange is an “orange”
Who invented all those billboards
Or who ate the first egg
And I’m just guessing ‘bout the gravity of situations
If light is a wave or particle
Who changed okay to “OK”

Seems I’ve been wandering
And I’ve been search for so long
And as I seek the Truth the one thing that I know
The one thing that I know for sure is
Is that Jesus loves me despite my “self”
Yes, Jesus loves me despite my “self”

Not sure how high that a bird can ever fly
Will a computer learn to lie
And why John was shot
Well who decided north was “North”
Who put the first ship in a bottle
Why a rose has its thorns and a poppy does not

Well there are questions which may never
have the right answers
But as I seek the Truth the one thing that I know
The one thing that I know for sure is
Is that Jesus loves me despite my “self”
Yes, Jesus loves me despite my “self”

Well I’ve been fighting, I’ve been trying
To strive and do those things so right
that I’ve been taught were gain
But they could never be enough
To get the Gift I get for certain

Not certain why we do those things
we can’t stand doing
Why sometimes we say yes
when we really mean no
Can’t figure why some wear
their bondage chains like jewelry
When Love and Grace are truly free
Why do they keep a score
Well there are questions which may
never have the right answers
But as I seek the Truth the one thing that I know
The one thing that I know for sure is
Is that Jesus loves me despite my “self”
Yes, Jesus loves me despite my “self”

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HANDS THAT HEAL


Through the simple touch of a hand
See the color in a child’s eyes
Though a thousand words understand
The meaning is simply life

With the wonders of the heavens
With the depths of the seas
Are the visions of a child’s power
To see what we need

Hands that hold
Hands that fold
Hands that teach
Hands opened to reach
Hands of life
Hands of love
Hands that bring
The beauty from above
And make it real
Hands that heal

Strength from innocence fire
The promised rainbow peace
Dreams of stars raised even higher
Still inside for us to reach

So reach for the freedom
Get down on bended knee
Where the kingdom of heaven
Belongs to such as these

Hands that hold
Hands that fold
Hands that teach
Hands opened to reach
Hands of life
Hands of love
Hands that bring
The beauty from above
And make it real
Hands that heal

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THE GOD OF SECOND CHANCES


Well I think I blew it
Picked again at the thorn on my side
Even though I knew it
Thought I’d find a perfect twist this time
I was running – but going nowhere fast
From the God of second chances
Again and again and again and again
He’s the God of second chances
Just when you think you’re all done
You start again

So why don’t I get this
Read and heard these words so many times
Made perfect in weakness
His power given through repentant cries
To know this truth
When I am weak then I am strong
With the God of second chances
Again and again and again – again
The God of second chances
When you think it’s all gone
There’s more again

There is no one too good
There is no one lost enough
Some will say “This is just not right!”
“Other’s sins stink worse than mine”
Must be sad to live in bondage lost and blind
As the God of second chances waits aside

So grace is the answer
But it takes the love to really know
And one way to measure
You can give only what you truly own
Reach for the freedom
Reach for the peace in the hand of
The God of second chances
Again and again and again – again
We serve a God of second chances
Just when you think it’s all gone
There’s more again
The God of second chances

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APPLE & THORNS


In a passion hides
A moment in time, a destiny’s jaded
One confession finds
In a blink of an eye the past can be faded
A freedom to lose
A will there to choose
A line in the ground
Taste a little fruit
Which seed led to pain
Formed on a crown

Don’t want to stay torn
Between the apple & thorns
Both prize and a pawn
To the war going on
In the calm of a storm

What is black or white?
What was wrong is now right
smothered in greyness
What was dark is light
This world is inside out – lost insaneness
Many signs many roads
Which direction home
Confusion abounds
Take a little fruit
Which seed led to pain
Formed on a crown

Don’t want to stay torn
Between the apple & thorns
Both prize and a pawn
To the war going on
In the calm of a storm

The world is on strings
Led by forces unseen
Two sides to be found
And the master is known
To where the heart lives
One is bound

Don’t want to stay torn
Between the apple & thorns
Both prize and a pawn
To the war going on
In the calm of a storm

Both prize and a pawn
To the war going on
In the calm of a storm
Between the apple & thorns

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FOR THE SIMPLE WILL CONFOUND THE WISE


Well I know where I’m from
And I know where my life is
But not every word is from the Word
But the Word that abides in

Deep in a heart
Spirit etches life

For many will look
For what they know
But the package is not
What it’s wrapped up to be
And they’re holding a hole

Seek find knock there
Spirit etches life

For the simple will confound the wise

So open your eyes
But don’t go by what you see
For the obvious things are those places to stray
Cause they’re given so easily

Strive for the prize
Spirit etches life

For the simple will confound the wise

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LOUDER THAN MY WORDS


Can I forget my reflection
After I look in the morning
Can I change my direction
When I’m already going
There’s nothing to talk about
I know all that I have heard
When actions speak louder than my words
Do I Love? Do I Hope?
Have I Peace? Have I Patience?
Do I hate? Do I fear?
Have I anger? Do I resist?
When actions speak out louder than my words.

Can I still live by intentions
If the end is not good
Can I hide my convictions
If I say all the right words
But there’s nothing to talk about
I know all that I have learned
When actions speak louder than my words

Do I Love? Do I Hope?
Have I Peace? Have I Patience?
Do I hate? Do I fear?
Have I anger? Do I resist?
When actions speak out louder than my words.

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960°C


Take away the dross from this silver
Purify with fire the bad within
Make it ready and true for the Workman’s vessel
Of creating from nothing a likeness to Him
Keep it burning my Lord
Keep it burning much hotter
Keep it burning oh Lord, keep it burning ‘cause

Oh my Lord while the fire’s burning
I keep turning to You
Purify ‘till you see your Glory
Shine Your face back to You
Shine Your face back to You

They say that silver melts at 960°C
Before it ever yields up impurities
Tests and trials of fire and those acts of faith
Are the only ways to see the Refiner’s face
Keep it burning my Lord
Keep it burning much hotter
Keep it burning oh Lord, keep it burning ‘cause

Oh my Lord while the fire’s burning
I keep turning to You
Purify ‘till you see Your Glory
Shine Your face back to You
Shine Your face back to You

Keep it burning my Lord
Keep it burning much hotter
Keep it burning my Lord
Keep it burning much hotter
Keep it burning oh Lord, keep it burning ‘cause

Oh my Lord while the fire’s burning
I keep turning to You
Purify ‘till You see Your Glory
Shine Your face back to You
Shine Your face back to You
Shine Your face back to You

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THE WELL WATERED GARDEN


It pulls you it tugs you it calls out to you
Deep down splitting the spirit and soul
You know, ‘cause you know,
‘cause you know, ‘cause you know
The Truth just won’t let it go

To feed the hungry with what you fast
To clothe the cold with what will last
To pour out that which would sustain yourself
To give that which would sacrifice self

Just like a Well Watered Garden – Healing water

Divide your bread with the hungry
Bring the homeless poor into your house
Do this for the least of your brothers to Him
The fruit that you bring
From the seed you’ve sown in
Then shall your light rise in dark haze
Once obscure, you become the noon day
The Lord will guide you
And satisfy the dry and drought
And be a spring of water who’s waters fail not

Just like a Well Watered Garden – Healing Waters

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PSALM 13


1. How long, O LORD ? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?

2. How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and every day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?

3. Look on me and answer, O LORD my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;

4. my enemy will say, "I have overcome him,"
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.

5. But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.

6. I will sing to the LORD ,
for he has been good to me

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CARRIED UP ON A HILL


If I learn to say I trust you
But have trouble living like you
Do you love me just the same
Does your presence ever change

Though I long to live inside you
Mistakes slipping right through
Am I left out looking in
Or does it matter where I’ve been

You say “don’t worry
It’s good to see you
I’ve always been here
Even if you stumbled
Even if you fell
All were carried up on a hill”

If I say they’re times I doubt you
And I question living ‘bout you
Can you really understand
Do you see a lesser man

If my anger’s flared against you
If my bitterness has blocked you
Can you still want a place
How can I look upon your face

You say “no matter,
It’s nice to see you
I’ve always been here
Even times you doubted
Even times you feared
All were carried up on a hill”

Where ALL debts were paid
Where ALL bonds were torn
Freedom was given as a gift
It is done

You say “don’t worry
It’s good to see me
You’ve always held me
You’ve always been here
Even when I stumble
Even as I fear
All were carried up on a hill
All were carried up on a hill
All were carried up on a hill”

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NAME


You want to take away your pain - deep inside
You wish you could start life again – make it right
I know there’s a place your can take your pain
And I know there’s a way you can start again
It’s Jesus

You ask me why I’m not afraid of the night
You wonder if there is still shame in that light
Do you understand just how lives change
The Power and the Love that’s in the Name
Of Jesus

What’s his Name - the Deliverer
What’s his Name - He’s your Counsellor
What’s his Name - He’s the Healer of your pain

I have found a place you can take you pain
And I have found a way you can start again
The Power and the Love that’s in the Name
Of Jesus

Of Jesus - Do you know we’re wanting you
Of Jesus - Do you know we’re needing you
Of Jesus - Do you know we’re calling you
Of Jesus - Can’t you hear us loving you Jesus

Call His Name
Call His Name
Call the Name above every other name
Call His Name
Call His Name
Call the Name above every other name

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