The Unrecorded Sixth Barnabas Album's  Lyrics

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These lyrics will soon find life in the KaJ band's upcoming recordings. This project features Kris Klingensmith of Barnabas on drums and Barnabas fan John Cantrell on guitar and vocals. Mike Manthei, of the 80's band Anthem, will be recording, and other Barnabas members and fans are also rumored to be taking part in the KaJ project.

 

A R R O W   S K Y W A Y

K. Klingensmith

There are those who seek to ride
The highways less traversed
While most, like wooden puppets
Are easily dispersed
Amidst the fads and fancies of a system soon to die
Surrounded by these trinkets ...I will choose the sky

Attentive to the merchants who decide what you must do
Surrounded by a billion clones who look too much like you
The clothes you wear, the paint you use to make your face unique
Resemble those upon your peers, lest you be thought a freak

If life on earth has withered to a sorry love affair
With the silly fool in every mirror
No thanks, you can have my share

I'd rather ride
Ride the Arrow Skyway
Straight and true, like an arrow in flight
I'm leaving this place; I may be leaving tonight
I'm going to ride
Ride the Arrow Skyway

A puppet-world preoccupied with pushing number one
Willfully oblivious to endless damage done
The fuse is burning speedily; a twisting, hissing snake
One final, slender, selfish straw; the camels' back will break

With life on earth diminished to a million little wars
Bombs and rocks and fingernails, courtrooms, bar room floors

I'm going to ride
Ride the Arrow Skyway
Straight and true, like an arrow in flight
I'm leaving this place; I may be leaving tonight
I'm going to ride
Ride the Arrow Skyway

Derelict spirits relinquish ambition
Unchallenged dreamers surrender their sight
With all due respect to "religious tradition"
Souls without rudders are lost in the night

There are those who seek to ride
The highways less traversed
While most, like mindless cattle
Are easily coerced Into designer feeding pens, believing all is well
A painless shot between the eyes, a quick descent to hell

Not me.  You can do what you want...

I'm going to ride
Ride the Arrow Skyway
Straight and true, like an arrow in flight
I'm leaving this place; I may be leaving tonight
I'm going to ride Ride the Arrow Skyway

copyright 1997 Hoarse Pilate Music


A N   E V E N I N G   C A N T I C L E

K. Klingensmith

From of old, the Word surely promised
Hope foretold, beyond that which mere men could dream
Or imagine; a hope once veiled in mystery
Now revealed through sacrifice supreme

Judah's Lion, crowned beyond measure
Jesus, Saviour; honor and power are Yours
Yet You suffered; You freely bore our grief and shame
For our pardon, the Lamb of God is slain

He died to remove our chains
Yet we freely restore them again
We are cruel; we are unkind
That He should suffer so in vain
This I know, for I am guilty
Of deeds which cause Him pain

O my soul, be hushed in His presence
Bless the Lord, for He has redeemed you to peace
I must follow in kindness and humility
I must seek Thee forever, earnestly

You died to destroy our chains
May we never restore them again
Let us die; let us be broken
Lest You should suffer so in vain
Precious Christ, may we not cherish
Those deeds which cause You pain

copyright 1997 Hoarse Pilate Music