CJoy

CJoy

BandChristian

Whether it is a dream or a pizza box, C.Joy�s lyrics and music are inspired by the simple things in life. Combining heartfelt melodies and lush harmonies from their hearts, C.Joy utilizes music as their voice to bring hope and truth to the people around them.

Biography

Are there more than 24 hours in a day in the world of C. Joy?

Five originals in 6 weeks, attending Carnegie Mellon as music majors or even double majors, and involving ourselves in many extracurriculars are what we're all about. Are we loners or just insane? Neither actually. Others may consider us classical musicians gone to the dark side, but we assure you for all the right reasons. God has given us the talent of music and we are simply allowing it to manifest itself.

C.Joy is young but not clueless. We met in Joyful Noise, the campus Christian a cappella group. Who knew six months later we would overcome our differences, and start our own band? In fact, the idea of crossing genres never crossed our minds. Both of us grew up consumed in the classical world and its prejudices against other inadequate genres. Only something huge would prompt us to make a life changing decision such as crossing genres. In our opinion, music is an expression that brings unity, not something that raises barriers. This different approach had simply been hidden under years of dust that had collected due to our surrounding environment. Here we are today, barely together for two months but progressing at an unbelievable rate all due in part to everything God has given us.

Lyrics

Mirrors

Written By: C.Joy

Before a mirror I stand,
With a reflection staring back.
The person I see is not me,
But, a stranger that detests.

From different angles I view,
One blink, captures it all
The past, present, and future
Nothing that satisfies.

Alone, my flaws consume me
Flaws that I cannot mend,
I drown in the tears from my eyes,
from sorrows I can’t pretend.

Chorus:
Lord, take me out of this place,
A place filled with me,
Use your light and blind me,
The light that makes me see.
So, Take apart, and rebuild me.
And, send me to this broken world
with a message of your true love.
Restore me with a hope.

Walking down a crowded street,
People gazing into my eyes.
They are nothing but a mirror,
A judgment of what they see.

The still image from their eyes,
Reflects a dreadful belief,
Of a worthless, ugly being,
No words spoken.

When will I finally see,
That I am the perfect me,
That everything I do,
Has a reason to be

Chorus:
Lord, take me out of this place,
A place filled with me,
Use your light and blind me,
The light that makes me see.
So, Take apart, and rebuild me.
And, send me to this broken world
with a message of your true love.
Restore me with a hope.

I give you all to you.
I give you all of me.
There’s nothing left to keep.

Will You

Written By: C.Joy

Everyday I wake up
I struggle with my fear
Of the things that will go wrong
That nothing is there
Then I hear a whisper in my ear…

PRE-CHORUS
Will you be ready, ready to sing when you have no voice?
Will you be the mustard seed that grows into a tree?

CHORUS
I pray
I am ready to take up my cross Deny myself
Allow Your glory to shine through me
Do the impossible when I am weak.

I am at the height of my life
I wished it stays this way,
Holding on to the good news of life,
I hear a whisper in my ear…

PRE-CHORUS
Will you be ready to build an ark, when there’s no rain?
Will you be the candlelight that shines through the night?

CHORUS
I pray
I am ready to take up my cross
Deny Myself
Allow Your glory to shine through me
Do the impossible when I am weak.

No more excuses,
No more hiding
No more pretending God isn’t watching

No more, no more, no more...

Swing

Written By: C.Joy

Seeking for a perfect friend,
I peer around a corner.
Watching others swing their fathers
Envision loneliness departs
Lost are my courage and trust
Longing to find them
No matter the cost

Broken from the depths of life
Uncertainty overshadows my last hope
Deserted in the place I once called home
The truth dawns upon
You've never left

CHORUS
I want to swing, swing for the rest of my life
Let go what bonds me, holds me tight
I want to swing, swing forevermore,
To reach the sky and be forever yours.

BRIDGE
Swinging back, swinging forth
Again, and again it breaks me down
Swinging back, swinging forth
It unburdens my heart
Swinging back, swinging forth
It fills my heart

Yours Alone

Written By: C.Joy

Struggling to find my own path
Blinded by my wants and desires
Trying to make a difference
Having the power to change

PRE-CHORUS
But, I come before your throne of grace,
For I know what I have is not enough

CHORUS
My life is not my own
I’m helpless in my ways
Give me, life’s key
My life is not my own
You alone are in control
Direct me, eternally.

Expectations overwhelm me
Always striving to impress
When will I be satisfied,
And fulfill my own pride?

PRE-CHORUS
But, I come before your throne of grace,
For I know what I have is not enough

CHORUS
My life is not my own
I’m helpless in my ways
Give me, life’s key
My life is not my own
You alone are in control
Direct me, eternally.

Elements of Life

Written By: C.Joy

You are the water teeming with life,
The current that carries me.
Only Your love quenches my thirst
And is the life that flows within.
You are the water that cleanses,
The rain that falls on earth
Giving way to birth,

You are the earth that gives us a home
Like a mother, patiently nurturing
You are the changing expanse of land,
The earth that always stands your ground.
You are the dirt that surrounds us.

PRE-CHORUS
Always there-- everywhere…

CHORUS
Lord you are the Elements of Life,
Always flowing, always burning,
Always standing, always singing
Lord, you’re all I ever need.
The Earth, water, wind, and fire,
The only thing that fills my desire

You are the wind that calms the sea,
Air passing ‘neath my wings.
You are the winds that give me course,
Unstoppable in its path.
Your presence fills each crevice,
Igniting life in each flame.

You are the fire racing through the forests,
To link the circle of life.
You are the spark of my passion,
Purifying through and through,
You are the light that shines my way,
Always there—everywhere…

CHORUS
Lord you are the Elements of Life,
Always flowing, always burning,
Always standing, always singing
Lord, you’re all I ever need.
The Earth, water, wind, and fire,
The only thing that fills my desire

Set List

1. Mirrors
2. Will You
3. Yours Alone
4. Swing
5. Anyone Cay Say
6. In You
7. Seconds Of Your Life
8. Take Me Home