ISLANDS EP LYRICS

Lyrics to songs from Tenth Avenue North’s “Islands” EP.

Click a song below to jump to the lyrics:

  1. No Man Is an Island
  2. For Those Who Can’t Speak
  3. Forgive Me
  4. Just Getting By

 

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

 

I won’t run, I will stay
I’m not leaving you
I know there’s friction here
The struggle makes us new

I wish you never thought you had to go
Wish you never thought you had to leave
Together we can lift each other up
We can build a shelter for the weak

No man is an island, we can be found
No man is an island, let your guard down
You don’t have to fight me, I am for you
We’re not meant to live this life alone

I see fear in your eyes
There’s no safety here
Oh, my friend, let me in
I will share your tears

I wish you never thought you had to go
I wish you never thought you had to leave
We can always lift each other up
We can build a shelter for the weak, come on

No man is an island, we can be found
No man is an island, let your guard down
Please don’t try to fight me, I am for you
We’re not meant to live this life alone

Through trouble, rain, or fire
Let’s reach out to something higher
Ain’t no life outside each other
We are not alone
Through trouble, rain, or fire
Let’s reach out to something higher
Eyes open to one another
We are not alone

No man is alone
Why you try to fight me
We don’t have to do it alone
We don’t have to do it alone
We don’t have to do it alone

 

FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T SPEAK

 

I see the glory of the Lord every time the sun rises
I hear the unheard screams of a broken heart
Because every day a son dies
27 million slaves but no plantation
27 million slaves, all different races

This is not the picture the Lord painted in Genesis
Silence is our enemy, our voices can end it

I have dreamed of a kingdom coming where
Evil drowns in mercy streams
I want to see those rivers of justice
So I use my voice for those who can’t speak
I will use my voice for those who can’t speak

Yeah, yeah, when it’s all said and done
Yeah, I pray that everything we said is done
I don’t want my son to say I was one of the ones
That watched 27 million suffer and never say
No, no, I won’t be that
I don’t deserve a mic if I ain’t got no feedback
Bring back every girl from the west to the east that
He crafted for His glory, not for making you green backs

I dream that
Every ounce of brokenness and disease that
Bring that to the cross, believe that He redeems that
Sees that type of world that my daughters can breathe in
Where the beautiful feet that go where the needs at

Come on, come on
Oh, none of here are just a number
We all have a name like any other
There’s breath inside your lungs
And you are my brother
My God, when will we stand
Stand together

I want to be the kingdom coming where
Evil drowns in mercy streams
Oh, let me see those rivers of justice
So I use my voice for those who can’t speak
I will use my voice for those who can’t speak
I use my voice for those who can’t speak

 

FORGIVE ME

 

I hear You calling out my name, Lord
But I can’t look You in the eye
So I, I just stay away
I tried and tasted what’s forbidden
And it filled me with delight
But now I’m still hungry inside

Forgive me, forgive me, Lord
For living like I’m not Yours
I forget how kind You are
You are light for my foolish heart
My heart, my heart, my heart
You are the light of my
My heart, my heart, my heart
You are the light of my

Oh, God, I let intruders into
The garden of my soul
Foxes are running wild
I thought You were holding out on me now
To keep me from being free
How could I have been so wrong

Like a runaway, always running, running from the pain
Tried my own way to live to steal what You already give
I gave up the truth for a lie
Trade the sun in for the moonlight
Oh, don’t let me sleep here tonight
I want to see You here with new eyes, new eyes

Father, forgive me
I forget that I am Yours
No other Savior is as kind as You are
So kind to me, Lord
You are mine, I am yours
You are mine, Lord, and I’m yours
You are mine, Lord, and I’m yours

 

JUST GETTING BY

 

Oh, when we were born, when we first arrived
We took it all in through innocent eyes
But we got jaded ’cause the beauty faded
So now we fake it in worlds built in the sky
But we keep coming up dry

I’m waking up to what’s around me
I’ve lost too much to a fantasy
I’m tired of living like I’m just getting by
Just getting by
Am I just getting by

Life can take a toll, everyday demands
So much energy, so many mundane plans
So we go digital, purely physical
Hey, it’s just medicinal
We need to ease our minds

I want to be all here now
Wherever I am, that’s where I’ll be found
Staying present even in the fear now
Life with open eyes
Please don’t pass me by
Life, don’t pass me by
Life, don’t pass me by
Feel a spark when we look each other in the eye

I’m waking up to what’s around me
I’ve lost too much to a fantasy
Tired of living like I’m just getting by
Just getting by, just getting by
Am I just getting by

I don’t want to just get by