THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT. I was playing my keyboard one beautiful spring afternoon and I heard from the other room, "that sure is pretty". It is a simple chord progression so I wasn't sure what I would do with it to make it special. When I started to write the lyrics, I felt as though I needed to say that we are most honest with ourselves when we are alone. But guess what. Even in the darkness of the night, God is with you and knows the truth. You cannot hide it.
"The Darkness Of The Night" Words and Music by Charlotte A. Martin
In the darkness of the night when I am all alone. That is when the honesty moves into my soul. I know that I can't lie because who would I lie to? You're always watching over me and you are the truest part of me.
In the moments of the day when I'm trying to go on. That is the hardest time because what I need to do. But I know that I can't stop...I just need to keep going. Step by step to You. Everyday of my life is coming true.
I don't need anything. I don't need a thing. Just to hear Your song in my heart.
In the autumntime of life when all the leaves are changing. I just have to smile because I know I'm changing too. When I finally realize the reason we are all here. As we become the souls that find our way home to You.
I don't need anything. I don't need a thing. Just to share the love you gave to us.
Forever. Forever and ever.
HURRY DOWN is about an observation I have made about life. We are in such a hurry to get so many things done in a brief amount of time. Our jobs ask more and more time from us and the pressure is just on. So instead of slow down, Hurry Down!! Get it? Take time for yourself and take time to make yourself complete by praying.
"Hurry Down" Words and Music by Charlotte A. Martin
I feel like I'm running in circles. I feel like I want to go home. I feel like the road is endless. I feel like I'm not moving at all. We slid in the fast lane. And we keep speeding up. We hardly have time to notice. We barely take time to see.
I feel like it needs to matter. As the days and nights slip away. I'm frozen but I'm not cold at all. I've been warmed by the light.
I know we need to slow time. Take in the simple things. I know we need to pray. I know we need to breathe. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out and breathe in.
God gave us purpose and He gave us time. Time to see His beauty. And time to feel His grace. Time so precious and perfect. Time to feel His love. Time to love each other and not keep running on by. .
I know we need to slow down. Take in the simple things. I know we need to pray, I know we need to breathe. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out and breathe in.
God gave us purpose. And He gave us time.
I know we need to slow down take in the simple things. I know we need to pray, I know we need to breathe. Breathe out, breathe in, breath out , breathe in, breath out and breath in. Breathe out, it's all for you.
Because God gave us purpose and He gave us time.