Stranger in My House

by Vincent Colbert

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released January 20, 2015

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Vincent Colbert Denver, Colorado

"His insightful and intensely personal narratives cling to their rhythmic hearts like drowning men. But for all their ragged emotional vulnerability, his songs do exhibit a fierce resilience to the struggles and pains that come from day-to-day life." -Joshua Pickard, Nooga.com ... more

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Track Name: Baseline
Wholly broken
down on our knees
We're just as homeless
as the bum on the street
Roaming the projects
where talk is cheap
Eyes on the target
our next fix

We could be home, but we wait
We could be gone, but we stay

Hold on
We have come on hard times
Think we’ve hit the baseline
I will hold your heart
if you will hold mine
and brace yourself
with all your dreams and
I will keep you safe
I won’t let you breakdown
Not on my watch

Addicted to progress
and chained to success
We’re holding our breath just
to fill these shoes

But we could be home, but we wait
We could be gone, but we stay

Hold on
We have come on hard times
Think we’ve hit the baseline
I will hold your heart
if you will hold mine
and brace yourself
with all your dreams and
I will do the same
I won’t let you breakdown
Not on my watch
Track Name: Rose Yellow Moon
Alone at the bar
and it feels like the dark
will descend on my stone heart
It's here that the doubt always
raises its ugly head

It’s been years of the voices
I hear and the chatter I fear
will leave me dead
I don’t wake up till my memories are in threads

I’m falling down in the pouring rain
Don’t wait up
I’ve been lost for days
Down in the dumps
I’ve been trying oh but I’ve been lying
under this rose yellow moon

I’ve taken the medicine
sat in the meditation
and I’m still unwell
I pray and I pray that my God
would not be still

I’m falling down in the pouring rain
Don’t wait up
I’ve been lost for days
Down in the dumps
I’ve been trying oh but I’ve been lying
under this rose yellow moon
It’s a rose yellow moon

Folding my hands for the chance
that my final plea will be heard
I don’t waste time filling space with empty words

I’m falling down in the pouring rain
Don’t wait up
I’ve been lost for days
Down in the dumps
I’ve been trying oh but I’ve been lying
under this rose yellow moon
It’s a rose yellow moon
Track Name: As You Are
Share some bread and wine
Honest words will make you cry
You’re telling me to stay
I don’t know what you've become
but I will love you as you are

Hoping every time
I will see that ray of light
Searching long and hard
I will find you near or far
I will love you as you are

With this fading breath
I just hope that you’ll be strong
I’m holding on to you
with all I’ve got I’ll bring you home

I will love you as you
I will love you as you are
I will love you as you
I will love you as you are
I will love you as you
I will love you as you are
Track Name: Stranger in My House
I don’t know what to pray
I don’t have the right words
to say how I feel

You know I’m not okay
everything will surely go astray
once again
I will break down again

God I miss your kiss
I’m haunted by the truth on your lips
I feel alone
A stranger in my house
Feeling a discomfort growing loud
Oh I feel alone
God I feel, oh I feel alone

I’m not throwing in the towel
just living in the shadow of my doubt
I will search on
Heaven knows my pride
oh how I try and I try
to find the light
I will fight until I die

I don’t know what to pray
don’t have the right words
to say all I feel
to say how I feel
Track Name: Closing Hymn
We shuffled through the pages of the hymnal
Until we found 701
I was lost in thought beside my mother
Her voice stuck out the loudest on the closing hymn
Oh praise the Lord it was the closing hymn

Oh praise the Lord
Praise the Lord on the closing hymn
Oh praise the Lord
Praise the Lord it was the closing hymn

I saw you pause a moment at the window
admiring the glass, all the colors
You caught my eye just then and I pretended
I was lost in praise of God on the closing hymn
Praise the Lord it was the closing hymn

Oh praise the Lord
Praise the Lord on the closing hymn
Oh praise the Lord
Praise the Lord it was the closing hymn

From time to time I fear I am lonely
when the colored days have all turned to grey
I walk the block right down to the chapel
and praise God on the closing hymn
Oh praise the Lord it is my closing hymn

O praise the Lord
Praise the Lord on the closing hymn
O praise my Lord
Praise the Lord it is the closing hymn
Praise the Lord it is the closing hymn
Praise the Lord it is my closing hymn