Brightwork

Brightwork

 Roanoke, Virginia, USA
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"A polished blend of overdriven guitars and warm melodies. Both on and off the stage Brightwork exudes an energetic and purposeful presence."

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Lyrics

The Great Exchange

Written By: Brightwork

VERSE 1
In this place, we find ourselves
In desperation and defeat
Your hand, reaches through the darkness
Filling the space in between

You rally to the weak
The brokenhearted
Rescuing for all the world to see

CHORUS
There was not one that You didn't come to save
So that we all could approach the throne of grace
You sought us out, and You brought us to this place
So here we stand because of Your exchange

VERSE 2
Your arms are wider than ours
We are blind, to the ones who cannot see
Your life was given for the least of these

You gather to yourself
The ones we've cast away
Sending love to all humanity

CHORUS

BRIDGE
How beautiful
How unsurpassing
That You loved us
The undeserving

CHORUS

Take Me

Written By: Brightwork

VERSE 1
From where I've been
To what is now
The story unfolds
Upside down
In this place again
I'm breathing in
One last breath

CHORUS
Love please change me
Will you take me
Come and steal my soul
Alone I am nothing
But you make me something
More than eyes can see

VERSE 2
Guilt free conscience
Ease my mind
Soften my pride
Hold me close
So I won't stray
Don't let me run away

CHORUS

BRIDGE

CHORUS

The Sky and the Sea

Written By: Brightwork

VERSE 1
Looking up is hard from underneath
When I’m cocooned within a world of greed
My existence is a resistance
To all that is peripheral in front of me

CHORUS
This is only a projection
This is only the silver screen
This is only a shadow of perfection
As we wait between the sky and the sea

VERSE 2
I’m in the fabric, monochromatic,
Just the dust upon the sheen
My reflection, is on the surface
Nothing more than all my eyes can see

BRIDGE
Loosen up our grip on the horizon
Let us cast down what’s already gone

CHORUS

Hands of Justice

Written By: Brightwork

VERSE 1
How has it come to this
Silent lips and hearts that can’t be moved
How could the hands of justice
be so bound distant and removed

VERSE 2
Have you seen with your own eyes
Contrasting sides, even here
The sound of suffering is deafening
Static in your ears

CHORUS
The distance in between
Is growing wider underneath
I’m tired of losing sleep
Just wondering how we’ll make it out alive

VERSE 3
And now the war’s upon us
Who will end up with the crown
But in the end
All the gold remains within the ground

CHORUS

OUTRO
Believe in me I’ve got this one
The battle’s already won

When It All Comes Down

Written By: Brightwork

VERSE 1
Time and time again
My watch is my security
And daylight is my castle in the air

I built this all myself
Wall to wall enclosure
Wind and rain or hurricane
Thought I’d never see it fall

PRE-CHORUS
And oh how I should’ve learned by now

CHORUS
That when it all comes down, when it all comes down
All of my defenses are nowhere to be found
When it all comes down, when it all comes down
All that I have left is my shadow and my doubt

VERSE 2
Did what anyone would do
As I waited for the dust to settle
But hammers and nails and concrete sails
Will never get me far

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Could you show me how to fall
Could you teach me how to crawl
These arms were never strong enough to carry myself
Could you show me how to lose
Could you take all that I knew
And let me find my life in all that you are

CHORUS

Hope Unchanging

Written By: Brightwork

Hope Unchanging

At the moment we needed You the most
When we were overwhelmed by all our sin
You beckoned us to come into your presence
Opened up your doors and let us in

We will live our lives
For greater things
For You are our hope unchanging

You answer us with awesome deeds of love
To show the world that You alone can save
With your hand you have formed the mountains
And your voice has stilled the roaring waves

We will live our lives
For greater things
For You are our hope unchanging
We will fix our eyes
On our coming King
For You are our hope unchanging
yeah You are our hope unchanging

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

We will live our lives
For greater things
For You are our hope unchanging
We will fix our eyes
On our coming King
For You are our hope unchanging
yeah You are our hope unchanging

Leave it all Behind

Written By: Brightwork

Leave it All Behind

Oh these eyes
They cheat me blind
Keep me in love
With a stupid lie

That I'd be happy
With bigger things
That I could use
More security

When all i need won't cost me anything
All I need won't cost me anything

Hey, whats gone is gone and I can't keep it
Leave it all behind
Hey, I won't look back cause I don't need it
Leave it all behind

It wouldn't even matter
If I struck gold
I can't carry it far enough
I can't take it home

And every moment
That's passed me by
Carries the weight
Of wasted time

When all I need is right in front of me
All I need is right in front of me

Hey, whats gone is gone and I can't keep it
Leave it all behind
Hey, I won't look back cause I don't need it
Leave it all behind

Hey, whats gone is gone and I can't keep it
Leave it all behind

Hey, whats gone is gone and I can't keep it
Leave it all behind
Hey, I won't look back cause I don't need it
Leave it all behind

Loving Rescue

Written By: Brightwork

Loving Rescue

We've been reaching down
Dark and empty wells
Where we don't belong

We been broken down
Thirsty and alone
Barely holding on

Here we are again
Hear us as we sing

Bring us to You
Be our loving rescue
Bring us to You
Be our loving rescue
Give us life make us whole again
Only You can be our loving rescue

We've been holding out
Recklessly we move
Searching for a home

There's nowhere we've found
And nothing we can do
That can give us hope

Here we are again
Hear us as we sing

Bring us to You
Be our loving rescue
Bring us to You
Be our loving rescue
Give us life make us whole again
Only You can be our loving rescue

God we will sing
Be lifted high
In heaven and earth
Be glorified

Bring us to You
Be our loving rescue
Bring us to You
Be our loving rescue
Give us life make us whole again
Only You can be our loving rescue

Whisper

Written By: Brightwork

Whisper

The chaos that's inside
The war that's fought within my mind
The moment weakness comes alive

Are you there
Are you there

And You whisper in my ear
The very thing I need
And You whisper in my ear
To remind me You are here

Stranded here again
I'm giving up my hope for dead
Forgetting where I have been

Are you there
Are you there

And You whisper in my ear
The very thing I need
And You whisper in my ear
To remind me You are here

The moment weakness comes alive
Are you there
Are you there

And You whisper in my ear
The very thing I need
And You whisper in my ear
To remind me
To remind me You are here

Yesterdays

Written By: Brightwork

Yesterdays

Leave your yesterdays behind
They're not coming back this time
But the dark's whisperings
Echo who you were
In your misery they tell you

That you're nothing
You are nothing
That you can't change a thing

They are wrong
They are wrong
Everything that's left your heart in pieces
Will be gone

Leave your yesterdays behind you
Throw aside all of the lies that tell you

That you're nothing
You are nothing
That you can't change a thing

They are wrong
They are wrong
Everything that's left your heart in pieces
Will be gone

Everything was made to be renewed
The broken hearts would find their way to You
Everyone was made to be renewed
Our broken hearts would find their way to You

They are wrong
They are wrong
Everything that's left your heart in pieces
Will be gone

Discography

Brightwork - Loving Rescue EP - released on iTunes & Amazon in 10/11

1. Hope Unchanging
2. Leave it all Behind
3. Loving Rescue
4. Yesterdays
5. Whisper

Brightwork EP - released on iTunes & Amazon in 05/10

1. The Great Exchange
2. The Sky and the Sea
3. When It All Comes Down
4. Take Me
5. Hands of Justice

Set List

45-60 Minute Set:

Leave it all Behind
Sky and The Sea
When it all comes Down
Hope Unchanging
Loving Rescue
Hands of Justice
The Great Exchange
Yesterdays
Take Me