Awaken the Dawn EP

by The Nehemiah Band

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"Awaken the Dawn" and "Rice, Kimchee and Eggs (RKE)" are two songs we play at nearly every gig, but we haven't properly released either of the songs.

Awaken the Dawn was originally found on Mike's collaborative effort with Jaeson Ma (Namesake: bit.ly/kdChko) that was released back in 2007. We tried to release an Awaken the Dawn 2.0 on Break of Dawn, but after we started recording...we didn't like what we created. Thus, scrapped it and told ourselves we'd re-record it someday.

RKE on the other hand, could be found on the Break of Dawn album if you popped in the cd and searched for it on your computer; however, we feel that this new version is finally in-line with how we want the song to sound. Descry thinks it's because he actually cooked an egg before the song started, but Kevin thinks it's because of his enhanced opera man section. You be the judge.

Both versions were recorded/mastered by Feats in Inches drummer (and Descry's younger brother), Steve Lee (check out Feats in Inches here: featsininches.bandcamp.com).

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released May 20, 2011

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Track Name: Awaken the Dawn (Live Studio Version)
i remember i was sixteen years old
so sold out for you and the words you spoke to me
they were my passion though the people were laughing
every morning i would wake up to a song in me
brush my teeth, wash my face, then i'd
get in my car, drive to my high school
devote two hours to pray for my own heart
and for my generation to love who you are
when the rest of my peers turned to juice or drugs
i clung hard to you, kept my focus on
things of eternity, i chose to live a lifestyle of integrity
we were lost in love because you spoke to me
and i could never forget how you washed my feet
i'd stay up all night just to sing to you
but tonight i'm just missing you

God awaken the dawn
Come and do what it takes to pierce the dark
Breathe new life in my heart
To persevere with endurance, keep marching on (x2)

i can't believe it, it's five years later now
driving home from pasadena city college reminiscing
on the passion i carried when i imagined the cross
used to say i'll follow you God no matter the cost
i guess the dark just seeped in
I nearly threw away my life at 18 for a girlfriend
missing on destiny, all of that
i want to turn it around but still you had my back
you trusted me when i couldn't trust myself
spoke life to me when there was nobody else
and you upheld my soul in your sovereignty
get me back on my feet

God awaken the dawn
Come and do what it takes to pierce the dark
Breathe new life in my heart
To persevere with endurance, keep marching on (x2)

though i can barely do it today i lift my eyes
up to the mountains and the northern skies
on my way to play ball at first avenue
creation reaches me reminds me of you
and as i start to think, i start to smile
cause you start to speak, and you speak so loud
you say i wasnt made for mediocrity
and how there's more to my song than Christianity
destiny is a matter of the heart
it's whats goin on inside of me, as i sing this song
cuz after this year, God i understand
life or death begins with the inner man
and your reputation in the end is worthless
thats a lesson that i learned from mr. sutliff
and pastor ted haggard
so when the world staggers and
apathetic voices turn from thoughts to real daggers
satan see's your bride and he wants to beat her
i know he's wiped out so many worship leaders that were your favorite
i gotta make it. for them, for you, for
good, for real,
'til i'm lost in love this is my stand
turned 21 a month ago i'm ready to be a man

God awaken the dawn
Come and do what it takes to pierce the dark
Breathe new life in my heart
To persevere with endurance, keep marching on (x4)
Track Name: Rice, Kimchi & Eggs (Live Studio Version)
Sittin' in traffic on the 10
On my way home at 5 pm
Just passing downtown Los Angeles
Haven't had a bite to eat all day
Should I grab a burrito on the way?
Or for something greater shall I wait?

Rice Kimchi and Eggs
Eggs Kimchi and Rice
It's all I'll ever need in this life

Burger Continental on Tuesdays
A Brazilian grill out in West LA
Pho 2000, item #8
Spicy Pan Fried at Noodle World
Some expensive lasagna for your girl
Even Lawry's Prime Rib could not
replace

Rice Kimchi and Eggs
Eggs Kimchi and Rice
It's all I'll ever need in this life

Eggs Kimchi and Rice
Rice Kimchi and Eggs
Without them, I would be dead

(Opera)

Rice Kimchi and Eggs
Eggs Kimchi and Rice
But what about that SPAM

SPAM Kimchi and eggs
Eggs Kimchi and SPAM
It's all I need..... man