Broke

by KOHNS

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released June 24, 2017

Written, Recorded and Edited by Joshua Kohns
Mixed by Jake Rye
Mastered by Mike Cervantes at The Foxboro
Artwork by Rick Beerhorst

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Track Name: Tide of Human
Hopefully this will be the last time I'll be gone
Hopefully my mind will clear and problems with resolve
On their owe

Well If time was meant to heal us, where does this time begin
And I'm listening to stories of death and all her friends
All alone

Cause I'd love to be loved for who I am.
But I'll fight against the tides of human

And I see you in the silence pushing the depths of peace
Mysteries repeating history's believes
And I long for clarity because it's long since been removed
The chemicals persuading my ever changing moods

So what is it to hear your voice, I hear so many now
A cacophony of opinions lost among the crowd
All alone

Cause I'd love to be loved for who I am
But I'll fight against the tide of human

And I'm open yet critical, discontent and cynical
If it's not to you where do I turn
If you're not the truth what can I learn

Down here in the dirt and curse
I'm alone in the firmament
This cold is omnipotent
This cold is omnipotent
Could you ever believe that someone is calling us by name
Love, do you believe me?
Love, do you believe me?

Who You are is who You are
And I am birthed a reckless heart
Who You are is who You are
I AM birthed a reckless heart
Who You are is who You are
And I am birthed a reckless heart
Who You are is who You are
I AM birthed a reckless heart
Who You are is who You are
And I am birthed a reckless heart
Who You are is who You are
I AM birthed a reckless heart
Track Name: Wake
Wake up oh brothers destine to die
Wake up oh sisters God hears your cryies
Wake up oh mothers your spirit is new
Wake up oh fathers hold to the truths

Disembark to kill all our kings
Disengage to dream all our dreams
And the lonely hearts dance with the queens
And the broken cards laid at the table of time
We've got to distract our minds
Cause we can't face the pulling apart
Of the first grace that's hid in our hearts
We are why the world feels all alone
And our salty tears aren't finding us home
Its the case for Christ and it's at our backs
Pushing us, pulling us, loving us
Breathing our breaths
And singing when we've got no lungs to sing

Wake up oh brothers destine to live
Wake up oh sisters God brings good gifts
Wake up oh mothers comfort the weak
Wake up oh fathers you get what you seek

Whoa disenchant to hear the wind words and
The distant songs sung by the Churches
"The God of now, the God of then, the God to come, the great I AM
Holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, holy, You're the holy God"
Track Name: Faults
Well I'm an open dirty dirty book
A dissonant chord in a song
I'm the pinched nerve in the neck
And I am all but wrong

I'm the wondering wanderer
And I can't choose a bed
I'm the warm drink of water
I might be better off dead

Have you ever thought
Of what it must be like to be dead
Removed from existence
To breath air no more
Your body grows cold
But where does your mind go
Once detached from physica?l

Give me all your love
I will take and use it up
Give me all of attention
I might not even be awake when you talk
But listen here I mean well
But I'm just not well
And I should not be here

For I've got bad excuses for my actions
And I cannot claim to be clean
I obsess over my passions
There's nothing new and I don't move
I don't do what I know I should do
There's nothing new and I don't move
I don't do what I know I should do
And do you think you're better than I
I wouldn't blame you if you did
We've all got faults and we're all gonna die
But I question how we should live
We've all got faults and we're all gonna die
But I question how we should live
Track Name: Kingdom Loved
Building a kingdom on my own with no instructions
How in this hell am I gonna get it right?
Visions, premonitions, dead to core
Progressive revolution abhorred
As economic faux pas

But I don't want your money
I don't want your pity
I just want to be bride
I don't want your religion
I don't want to make decisions
On my own with no light
How could I get you right?

Dirty, sexy, senses run wild
When did I become to child that i saw in my dreams
Righteous, honest fruit on the vine
I've kept them far from mind so I can do what I please

But I'm angry at insensitivity
And I want to love liberally
I wont cast the first stone
And I strive for no vanity
But I've failed miserably
So look at me, look at me
I scream with irony
For all that is good in me is the result of pursuit
Of that which is true
But are good intensions enough
When we're made in the image of love
In prophetic or lies do I build with you in mind

Pull back the curtains of grace let the fallen
Let all the death and decay, the curse, new calling
I know the offer on the table is steep
And deep important, intrinsic with glory divine
Love as you love your self
Love the author of love
Offer your love
You are loved
I am loved
I AM Loved
Love is the curtain withdrawn
Track Name: Dove
Dove, pick up the feather trail
You seem to be oh so frail
But I don't want to fail you
Well, I admit it's easier when my family's on my side
I am a people pleaser and I don't like to be denied

So Dove, pick up your feather trail
It's kind of a turn off when I'm left with no choice
But to follow the ending
Fuck the entropy
I want to see glory!

I don't want to fail you
Hallelu, Hallelu
Oh I don't claim my owen
Hallelujah

Dove, pick up your feather trail
I wont be angry
Come what will
Well I admit I'm uncomfortable with this ending at the cross
Interpose illogical with the power of the blood
Dove you're gonna kill me
Dove you gotta heal me
Where do I find ground to live?

I long for you to be with us
I want to sing us all to love
I'm pretty sure it's lofty anyways
But am I broken enough
Well am I broken enough
Well am I broken enough
I don't claim my own
Hallelu, Hallelujah
I don't claim my own
Hallelu, Hallelujah
I don't claim my own
Track Name: I AM(Known)
When I was 27
I decided I'm not going to Heaven
But I'm not staying in this Hell no
There's no place for my soul

But each day is a gift
So why waste it on mindless shit
Unless of course you've got a reason for it
Then by all means justify the end

But on my way back home
I will see the streets I used to roam
And stumble upon the cornerstone
Who built the fabric in my bone
I am not alone
As this earth turns and groans
Singing and screaming the loudest tones
Of the chaos that Love dethrones
And the fact that I am known

Turn your heart bate and switch
Turn your mind the catalyst
The all in all is the reason for this
Telling all the tales
Disaster rules the night
Rout out the fears upon daylights plight
And stare inside the curse of the apple bite
As if expecting to fail

But on my way back home
I will see the streets I used to roam
And stumble upon the cornerstone
Who built the fabric in my bone
I am not alone
As this earth turns and groans
Singing and screaming the loudest tones
Of the chaos that Love dethrones
And the fact that I am known
Track Name: Old Death, New Birth
Breathe of Love, I don't understand you
Please come unlock Heaven's doors
Living word I live by thy standard
Please guide me back to Holy Shores

Find me on my knees and deliver me from pleasing
My ever lustful wondering heart
Picking up the pieces, I'm holding on to Jesus
Tell me, what's your will for this life?

Papa, are you smiling at me?
As I live in this forgotten land
The mountains rain down on me
But don't hold me back from your loving hand

Find me on my knees and deliver me and free me
Wrap me up in wonders unknown
Let go of possessions, sensual obsessions
Set me free from trusting my own

Danger! All around us
Hold tight to the truths of the Father
Righteousness, peace on your feet
Faith with hope and salvation

Find us on our knees LORD
SInging out our tears LORD
Lifting up a Holy song
Drinking in your spirit
You tell us you're near us
Your royal family of which we belong

Glory to the Father, Holy One, Creator
Maker of Heaven and Earth
Giver of the life breathe
Forgiver of our old death
Bringer of new life and new birth
Bringer of new life and new birth
Track Name: Speak Truth, Lose Your Voice
Oh the words of the wise are lost on the masses
When popular opinion is guard your own ass-ets
At all costs cause they're out to steal your shit
Why do we think we're in control
Why do we think we're all aloe

There's a lone voice crying in the wilderness
There's a cold wind blowing in
There are bones forgotten in the ice
There are stones marking old graves

Watch your own back you're the only one that can do it and
Fight your own fight you're the only one who goes through it
Can we find a common interest here?
Or am I the only one who's needs are sincere

Am I less than a man if I don't have what you have
Am I less than human if I don't understand that you are too

Am I the only one who's got a mom or a dad
Am I the only one who gets happy or sad
Am I the only one who thinks what I think
Am I the only one who need water to drink
Am I the only one who is valuable
Am I the only one who's gonna get old and die
So why draw this line
And believe the lie

But are we love?
Or is it within us?
Can we trust?
Or just become religious
We plagiarize
We repeat history
This moment is a melody
Veiled in mystery
Track Name: Bi-Polarity
Bi-polarity and mentally unstable
I get moments of clarity and speaking of fables
We are singularity and yet we desire labels
To help us believe we belong
To help us believe we are strong

Balancing cold sweats and regrets on this cable
I get little to no rest abreast all these pages
I can barely even see what I believe to be able
So damnation on my heals I will run
And run the risk of flying too close to the sun

So why do I care so much about being alone
I fight my own parents, lovers, teachers, friends
Oh God I come to you broken again
The Father opens his arms
His child has returned to the farm

How many times can I take my inheritance
Down to the pig field and curse my own arrogance
A child of affluence, a child of the dawn
Meet up early at a bar all alone
I called it early, called it cold, called it wrong
Immersed in darkness I am lonely Lord
But I get along with my open wound
So Darling why didn't you stick with me
Cause I couldn't possibly live that long

I had to add divorce to my vocabulary
Because somebody's gotta the black sheep of the family
But mistakes I have made doesn't change their love for me
But what if this one does
And what if I just ain't enough
And what if I don't measure up

How many times can I take my inheritance
Down to the pig field and curse my own arrogance
A child of affluence, a child of the dawn
Meet up early at a bar all alone
I called it early, called it cold, called it wrong
Immersed in darkness I am lonely Lord
At the pit of my soul I hate this open wound
Yet I keep scratching and singing this old tune
"Like a dog eats its vomit, I return to my own"
And bi-polarity is my home
And mentally out of control
And single and sad but I'm not alone