Break of Dawn LP

by The Nehemiah Band

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released August 29, 2009

Lead Vocals - mikewhang
Background Vocals - Daniel Chae, John Chong, Kevin Kim
Guitars - Kevin Kim, mikewhang
Bass - Gilbert Kim, Daniel Chae
Violin - Daniel Chae
Drums - JS Gunner
Scratching - DJ Descry
Programming - Descry, Daniel Chae, mikewhang
Mixed by - Daniel Chae, mikewhang
Mastered by - Anthony Lee for DNA Productions
Management - Daniel Lee (thenehemiahband[at]gmail.com)

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Track Name: Words
Lyrics:

They continued to speak
These words that I already know
Poking my heart and
Exposing my broken soul

It's truth that I have fallen
And it's been stalling my own growth
And with all their talk I couldn't miss
Their spiritual analysis
But then You came to me in the desert
And said You're still in love

After all their words were spoken
You're the One that truly loves
Even after all that I made was broken
You never turned away Your trust

Your Words broke in
Swiftly piercing the depths of my heart
Cut to the chase
Revealing to me who You are

My precious Friend and
Almighty Conquering Lion
Spreading my wings as a bird
Oh how You mend the wounds of yesteryear
Restoring my strength with just a simple Word

After all their words were spoken
You're the One that truly loves
Even after all I made was broken
You never turned away Your trust

And I know how they heard about my history
And I heard of how the church talk in back of me
My soul went bankrupt but
You kept my head up and so

I'll forgive 'cause You forgive
And You live inside of me
And I know it won't be a quick fix but
Freedom is better than justice
I'll be alright...
I'll be all right...
Track Name: To Do It My Way
To Do It My Way
Michael Whang (2008)

I was just a little boy
When they threw me in the water
Too young to understand
The breadth of the battle
I was about to engage
They just threw me on the stage
No one taught me how to dance
So I figured it out on my own
Doing it over and over again
When all of a sudden
The zeal of my youth
Turned out to be cold
I didn't know that I could be so rude
That I could be so foolish. Oh Lord,
Looking back on this road
Can't help but say

I never meant to do it my way
I never meant to do it my way

And I see all of the fingers
That people are pointing
And you know what
I don't blame them anymore
Look at myself
Caught in the same cycle
Opening closed doors
Battling hard but
Forgetting who I'm fighting for
Oh Lord, I know you hear me crying
Trying with all that I have
To be Yours
I know I can't cover my shame but

I never meant to do it my way
I never meant to do it my way

I never intended for my written past
To end up like this
I've broken so many vows
That I made when I was an adolescent
For every step forward
I stumbled two steps back
And it's a miracle both of my feet
Are still upon this path
So I apologize if my song is too complacent
These are the emotions of my heart
That's been suppressed in
It's not easy being a leader
Here inside the church
Everybody watching to see you
If you hit the dirt
But this has been my story
Repeatedly over the years
Falling and getting up
Being the cause of
Other people's tears
So if I can't smile for my next
Sunday Service appearance
I'm fighting for my strength
And my perseverance

Oh but I believe
We're moments away
From the Greatest Day of our Faith

He's coming now...
Hold on...
Track Name: Dream Again
Lyrics:

There was a day when my soul used to dream
Of a child who would walk in purity
I was driven with an undivided heart
For the comforts of this life I paid no regard
Day after day bowing to pray
So quick to say "I surrender
I surrender it all"

So how did my allegiance fall apart?
What illusions crept inside my heart?
How did my songs turn so dissonant?
Did i choose to become indifferent?
Day after day vowing to pray
Swearing someday I'll surrender
I'll surrender it all

And Your Fire would fall

When my soul just turned away
There You wept Your tears for me
How do I run...
From a Love like that

Another day and the wind is blowing in
Through the gates of shame into my skin
And You whisper like a friend
That the broken dream again
Now to replace all of my shame
With highest praise I surrender
I surrender it all

Let Your fire fall

When my soul just turned away
There You wept Your tears for me
And I will, I will return
I will return to You

When my soul just turned away
There You wept Your tears for me
I'm in love
With a Love like that

I can hear the sound of a coming rain
The Earth is about to shake
Track Name: i can hear the sound of a coming rain and the earth is about to shake
Lyrics:
i can hear the sound of a coming rain
the earth is about to shake
Track Name: Closer
Waiting outside my balcony window
I wait for this night
Before I go back to bed
It’s been too long
Since I saw You my Friend
Since You called me by name
And we ran away

Was it something I said?
Why won’t You draw near to me?
I’m burning again
Remember faithfully
The words that You said
The Love that You promised me
I'll pour myself out
Until You come to me
Track Name: To The Fatherless
He was the first one out the block strong dedicated
Young fiery kid going hard never hesitated
To get up in the morning for his campus
He was calling out for his friends

Had a measure of anointing so strong
A spiritual leader at a dead church, they would watch in awe
As he danced alone to every worship set
Never cared what the people said

But then the moment would pass
When instead of his faith, he started doin the math
His heart was cut up in half, he felt used by his pastor,
He traded in his joy for man made laughter

Burnt out, sold out, gave up, gave in, caved in
When the people all failed him
Look into his eyes, you could see he's hungry
Not for religion but for a good family

Young man don't be discouraged
Take heart be of good courage
Someone sees everything you do
I feel the Father blessing you

He's a Father to the Fatherless...

You've heard the story of a girl without a dad
So sweet so innocent but never had
A righteous man speaking over her
Nobody there to tell her that she was worth

A joy, the King's Favorite One
But those words are foreign to a girl growing up
Without a Father in her corner
Nobody there to stand for her. Well,

She says, "the whole world's mad at me"
She claims a false solidarity
And after all the boys threw her to the side
She can't trust anybody in her life

She says, “It's over”
She'll have a little bit of joy and get older
Living an ordinary life
Pick up a job and be anybody's wife

Young girl listen to this story
He's all about you and He's restoring
Your innocence and your childlike faith
Look up, He's making you brave

He's a Father to the Fatherless...

I pray strength
I pray life
I pray you feel your Father's heart of Joy and His Delight
Pouring down so heavy over you
Your Father's proud of you
Track Name: I Live
Lyrics:

Who was there in the morning
To witness the sun shed its first light
Who was there in the heavens
When the birds sang their first lullaby
Who was there to draw the first constellations
To a backdrop of a moonlit sky
Who was there to applaud the eagle
Take off for her first flight

Yahweh

Who was there when I wasn't aware
Of priceless blessings that i had
Who was there when I shed my tears
'Cause my grandmother had passed
Who was there when I found out
My friends were betraying me
Who was there when I heard about
The church falsely accusing me

Yahweh

Flowers and melodies
Beckoning to wait for the wind
It's a Sovereign God who insists
On calling me friend

I live for the moments
When I get to know Him more
I wait for His presence
His Fragrance is my Reward

Who was there when I turned my back to my own moral beliefs
Just a little temptation and now I'm all ensnared in hypocrisy
Even still when I grip religion and the yeast of the Pharisees
Who was there with tears in His eyes, washing my feet

Yahweh

Strangled and drowning in all my bitterness
You sent that Jonah Fish so I could catch my breath

I live for the moments when I get to know Him more
I wait for His presence, His Fragrance is my Reward

I live to know You
I live to know You
I live to know You more
Track Name: 1 Thru 7
One Two Three Four Five Six Seven
Could somebody please turn on these lights?
To all my people and all my brethren
Stop beating yourself and enjoy your life
It's time to come to life
Come on

Oo
Oh Yeah

One Two Three Four Five Six Seven
God's Love is So Amajing!
You're redeemed, you've been forgiven
So get back on your feet and let's fight this fight
Come on

Oo
Oh Yeah

I'd forgotten who I really was
Overlooking Your Abounding Love
I was captive to my self-righteousness outside of You
So when You embraced me while I was sinking
You made me new
Okay

Oo
Oh Yeah
You break every shackle off

Oo
Oh Yeah

One two three four five six seven
Fighting!
Track Name: Triple Reverse Psychology
Lyrics:

Everybody victimizing, dramatizing, all the lies and
I can't go for more than an extended twenty seconds of
"I was told that, they had heard that, she was hurt"
So this can't work now
Just breathe!

They used some kinda reverse psychology
Look around and now the whole world's mad at me
What's worse - when my hope starts rising
I can't help but feel I'm compromising

They used some kinda reverse psychology
I was just trying to move on when they spotted me
What's worse is I hear people crying
I wish I would've just stayed silent

Paranoid over what's been spoken to my closest friends and
Silent treatment, it's some kind of christian confrontation
Just this weekend, exposed weakness
When I let them peek in on my secrets
I'm getting nauseous now
I can't breathe

They used some kinda reverse psychology
Look around now the whole world's mad at me
What's worse - when my hope starts rising
I can't help but feel I'm compromising

They used some kinda reverse psychology
I was just trying to move on, and they spotted me
What's worse is I hear people crying, now I wish
I wish... I wish...

I wish that people's speech wasn't always so complicated
I wish the vision of my heart wasn't so near-sighted
I wish that I could discern my passion from my pride
I wish that I was immune to self-motivated lies
I wish that I could be an overcomer in the struggle of
Trying to decipher these holy people. They surround me.
That's the cancer of our Christianity
Is your labor for the Kingdom or is it for your ministry?
I want to be free from that, I want to be free to laugh
With the people of God who absolve the past
Too many analytical minds always taking notes
Can't we administer grace instead of throwing stones?
Track Name: Press Into You
Lyrics:

When my soul is empty
When there is no song to sing
When all I feel is nothing
When I’m tired, when I’m weak
I will seek to find
The Author of My Life

It’s in times like this that I can prove
My undying passion for You
When emotions run dry
When there is no holy cry
I will run
Blindly, I’ll press into You

When You seem so far
Like You’re deaf to this heart that's crying
When I feel so alone
And my soul begins to groan
I will close my eyes
For I dare not compromise my faith

It’s in times like this the world will come
Tempt me to just give You up
Oh but I’ve decided to trust
Completely in Your blood
I will run
Blindly, I’ll press into You

La da da da da da da...

I Love You
I Love You in the Sorrow