A Place to Live

September 10, 2014

A thousand judges

But who will judge themself?

Two thousand eyes

Yet who will offer help?

A thousand tongues

To say a trillion words

To feed a million brains

That don’t know their own hearts

Who are we?

Who are you?

Are we asking the right questions?

Can we even begin a conversation in this unsafe world of rock-hard, icy surface?

Many days, in many places, safety feels impossible.

Is there a way to break through the surfacy and insignificant and to begin to swim in the deeper, better world?

Is there a way to stay there?

Even to live there?

It is difficult, surely.

For some, it seems mostly impossible.

But, there is a place.

Surely, there is a place.

It is rare.

And, it is difficult.

But once found, it is sweet and invaluable.

Impossible to let go of.

Who are you?

Who am I?

I Need You, Friend

October 2, 2012

What is this world coming to?  What is this place where I found you?  How is our time here gonna end?  Oh, I know, I need you, friend.  So, let it out, let it in.  Oh, I know, I need you, friend.  Let it out, let it in.  Oh, I know, I need you, friend.

(This is a track off of my album that’s about to come out).  Hope you enjoy 🙂

10 I Need You, Friend v2

Psalm 141 (song)

March 3, 2012

Psalm 141

Oh Lord, I call

I call to you

Come quickly, Lord

I’m callin you, I’m callin you

 

Lord, hear me now, I call to you

I lift my voice

I’m callin you, I’m callin you

 

May my prayer be set before you

I lift up my hands in the evening in my room

 

Oh, set a guard over my mouth

To keep my head so I can hear your words come down

 

Lord, evil men are all around

Help me to know the hollowness of sin’s sweet sound

 

May my prayer be set before you

I lift up my hands in the evening in my room

 

May my prayer be set before you

I lift up my hands in the evening in my room

 

Oh, keep

keep my eyes

keep my eyes fixed on you sovereign lord my refuge

 

Oh, keep

keep my eyes

keep my eyes fixed on you sovereign lord my refuge

 

May my prayer be set before you

I lift up my hands in the evening in my room

It’s a fast town..

March 2, 2012

It’s a fast town
And it’s forgetful
But when it remembers
The elderly resound
With a chorus
That soars
Over the latest
Lick it’s found
The speedy.. pause
And the quick.. confound
What is really good
Is to slow down

Poetry Shared

January 14, 2012

poetry shared

though underprepared

beautif’ly cares

for the heart that is there

poetry shared

for life in it’s care

for hearts that are there

for hearts to repair

the love that is there

was once unaware

once unaware

till words of spacious care

 

 

 

once unaware

once unaware

once unaware

to be met

once

and again

and again

and again and again

no sight to it’s end

till then

to see where he stands

out of sight

from where he began

A Vision for Today

January 1, 2012

One day

One minute

One moment

One hour

Reminded of a love that gives beyond it’s power

Reminded of the simplicity of goodness, the difficulty of relinquishing pride, and the stark difference of relenting to humility.

The simplicity of love

Sacrificing selfishness

And taking the opportunity to bless

One moment to give.. the next to accept

One day

One minute

One moment

One hour

Album

February 3, 2011

I’m really glad to announce that I’m recording a solo album with the help of my friend Nate Vaughan http://natevaughan.blogspot.com/ who is producing the project.  We’re really excited about it.  http://natevaughan.blogspot.com/2010/10/preview-of-nate-miller.html

From left to right, Nate Vaughan letting his hair down, drummer Mike Lindsay, and Bassist Brian Song

Nate and I became better friends this summer and soon thereafter talked about making a recording.  Nate had been working on Anna Su’s album http://annasumusic.com/track/over-ourselves at the time and, after hearing their work, I immediately agreed to move forward.

This fall, we spent two months planning out the project in detail and spent November and December recording blueprint tracks.  We were then able to begin the actual recording process last week when we tracked drums and bass.

The album will consist of nine songs that I wrote between 2006-2010.  I’m excited about this next step and really grateful for all of the support I’ve been given to this point.  Nate V. has done an amazing job in bringing this to reality and I am really really grateful for him. Not to mention the guys and girl who have already helped me begin recording and only been paid in pizza thus far.

Nate, Brian (enjoying a slice of his pay), and Nate

We are raising funds in the form of donations. Will you consider helping us make this project happen?  If you are interested in contributing you can follow this link: http://natemilleralbum.blogspot.com/ Its pretty simple to use and a contribution of any amount will earn you a free CD and a lifetime of thanks from me.

Here are two of my original demo versions of songs that will be on the album.

“Will You Lie Down”

“Sitting in the Window”

The other seven will have to remain mysteriously unknown unless you e-mail me personally.. I might be willing to tell you more. But you can check out all of my songs here:       https://freerefills.wordpress.com/words/ .  All of the songs that will be on the album, except for one, can be found on this site.

Meredith, Brian, and Nate V.

Nate and Mike

Nate