Brad Jobe

Brad Jobe

BandPopAdult Contemporary

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Lyrics

Heart of the Soul

Written By: Brad Jobe

the sky has fallen
but my spirit is resolved
as i try to move on with my life
i go on not knowin’
if the pain is still showin’
guess i just can’t keep it all inside
sidewalk’s movin’ the pace is familiar
but the feel is different and unknown
i walk on knowin’
that the pain is still growin’
it’s in the faces and the eyes
it’s in the bones

now everywhere i see
people just like me
lookin’ for a way past their misery
behind their eyes
underneath their skin
inside their hearts beat the love of original sin
reach out to the down and out when life has taken it’s toll
gotta reach in to the heart of the soul

he just stares
speaks nonsense into the air
i wonder…who will answer to his pain?
there’s a young girl on the train
I offer up some change
will she ever find shelter from this rain?

now everywhere i see people just like me
lookin’ for a way past their misery
behind their eyes underneath their skin
inside their hearts beat the love of original sin
reach out to the down and out when life has taken it’s toll
gotta reach in to the heart of the soul

inside the shoes, the shirt, the jeans, the head and the heart
there breathes another part of you and me
a soul that laughs and cries and bleeds
a face displaced, not human waste
but for one mistake, it could be me

behind their eyes underneath their skin
inside their hearts beat the love of original sin
reach out to the down and out when life has taken it’s toll
gotta reach in to the heart of the soul

Speed of Life

Written By: Brad Jobe

i long for the day when time moved the way of my five year old mind
seemingly endless, seemlessly weaving long day after night
running to run, playing to play, jumping to see how high
the sands of time broke my stride
now I’m running at the speed of life

yesterday’s gone this much I know
today has come to me with little ebb or flow
what’s a boy to do without much time?
take an afternoon…take an afternoon and climb

i’ll find a new trail to roam
get lost in the great unknown
gonna find a new place to play
for this day
i’ll forget the beats within
forget that this day will end
then maybe I’ll forget that I’m running – at the speed of life

what I know is what I see
my mortality is sneakin up on me
i’ll kick that impatient child square in the ass
cause the days go by so fast...
they go by too damn fast

i’ll find a new trail to roam
get lost in the great unknown
gonna find a new place to play
for this day
i’ll forget the beats within
forget that this day will end
then maybe I’ll forget that I’m running – at the speed of life

i’ve long passed the day when time moved the way of my five year old mind
i feel a resistance
the need to slow down
a friction I can’t leave behind

i’ll find a new trail to roam
get lost in the great unknown
gonna find a new place to play
for this day
i’ll forget the beats within
forget that this day will end
then maybe I’ll forget that I’m running – at the speed of life

Change

Written By: Brad Jobe

you called from the bitter end in a crying jag
you kept a blinded eye turned to a raised red flag
another sleepless night for you when you hang up the phone
and another night to worry that you’ll always be alone

why do you make the same mistakes over and over?
will you ever learn to learn along the way?
i say to change who you are you gotta change what you want
to change the way you live you gotta change the way you love
and to live a better life you gotta know that you can
to be happy…it may sound strange…you gotta change

you got a note from the bitter pill – an angry two-page rant
it was a carefully constructed manipulting trap
another mark on the scorecard he keeps in his head
and another night for you spent all alone in your bed

why do you make the same mistakes over and over?
will you ever learn to learn along the way?
i say to change who you are you gotta change what you want
to change the way you live you gotta change the way you love
and to live a better life you gotta know that you can
to be happy…it may sound strange…you gotta change

shake up the system
say goodbye to the blues
stop doin’ for them
start livin’ for you
wake up tomorrow livin’ large
watch out for bullshit
men are from mars

why do you make the same mistakes over and over?
will you ever learn to learn along the way?
i say to change who you are you gotta change what you want
to change the way you live you gotta change the way you love
and to live a better life you gotta know that you can
to be happy…it may sound strange…you gotta change