Jakob's Night

Jakob's Night

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Jakob’s Night is energetic rock infused with funk, jazz, and gospel. Their music expresses only a few aspects of the infinite personality of God—from His rolling thunder to His still, small voice—with energetic guitar riffs and seamless vocal harmonies.

Biography

There is a sound echoing through the Christian indie music scene. A sound that stays fresh while knowing its roots. A sound that’s dynamic and stirring. It is the sound of Jakob’s Night.

At its heart, Jakob’s Night is a rock band. But throw clever pop, spirited funk, and heartfelt gospel influences with passionate lyricism into the mix and you have something more - a true feast for the senses together with a lively stage show sure to stir the soul! With music that explores the diverse creativity of the Almighty God - from the power of rolling thunder to the intimacy of His still small voice and many shades in between - Jakob’s Night is inspiring audiences with energetic musical finesse and beautifully tight vocal harmonies.

What began as a humble college dorm room ministry is now spreading to thousands of teens and young adults from the nation’s capital, along the shores of the Atlantic to the heart of the United States and beyond. Since the band's inception, Jakob's Night has been heard on radio stations around the country and has had the opportunity to share the stage with such major and diverse acts as the Katinas, Nate Sallie, Warren Barfield (He'll be at "Risenfest, so after next month, it will be true. Also, I didn’t know if I should have mentioned GS Megaphone). Their latest project, Epic Journey, was produced by Dove-award winner Barry Blair and is receiving critical acclaim. Jakob’s Night is on the up y’all!!!

Lyrics

Dream Maker

Written By: Randy Preston

I shook my head in disbelief
Each time they hurried out
In search of pots of gold when rainbows rose

And I still maintain she slipped
And fell, and bumped her head
Instead of tumbling down that silly rabbit hole

And round and round and round I go
Where I stop nobody knows
What I can’t see I can’t believe
I think I need reality
Laid out for me on a silver platter
I need some kind of chute or ladder
To help me through these fantasies
That call themselves my dreams

Then I met the Dream Maker
Suddenly my dreams are something oh so real
And I met the Dream Maker
Suddenly my life is something I can feel

And I'm still going round and round and round
I think I need reality laid out for me to believe

I laughed out loud incredulous
When they chased logic's stream into the inky darkness of the black hole disbelief

And I know my faith is manifest
When I give up on my questing and
Trust in answers that I cannot see

So round and round and round I go,
I can stop cause now I know
That life is such a mystery
The living will fulfill my dreams
Beyond the surreality the
Search for truth unveils for me
I’ll make it through the fantasies
That call themselves my dreams

Cause I met the Dream Maker
Suddenly my dreams are something oh so real
Since I met the Dream Maker
Suddenly my life is something I can feel
Once I met the Dream Maker
Suddenly my tears no longer fell like rain
Since I met the Dream Maker
Suddenly my life was so much more than pain

I struggled with Your truth
I struggled with Your plan
I tried to understand

I searched each love I've known
And then I realized
You made my love alive

I found my dreams in you
They never were apart
You gave me my desires
You placed them in my heart
And in all of your dreams
I was present from the start

Now I know the Dream Maker
Suddenly my life is something I can live
Because I know the Dream Maker
Suddenly my dreams are something oh so real
Since I met the Dream Maker
Suddenly my life is something I can feel

So won't you meet the Dream Maker
Suddenly your tears no longer fall like rain
If you meet the Dream Maker
Suddenly your life means so much more than pain
Suddenly my dreams were something oh so real
Suddenly my life was something I could feel

And I'm not going round and round and round and round anymore

Real

Written By: Randy Preston

I live within the moment
I move within the wave
I’m carping all my diem
One foot in the grave

I’m happy mediocre
Maintain the status quo
Keep diving in the water
Though it’s ten below

I needed so much more than life
I prayed that all these crazy times
Would fade away like winter nights
Then You smile and You fill my mind

And it’s real and I feel it
I can see it
And I’ll never be alone

It’s real and I know it
I can show it
And I’ll never be alone

I’m never always cheerful
I’m barely always glad
Just waking in the morning
Can make my day so bad

So tired of all this freezing
I’m dying on my feet
But now I have a reason
To dream beyond belief

You give me so much more than life
You lead me through my crazy times
You fade away my winter nights
Then you smile and you fill my mind

And now I’m living out my dreams
There are some times when it may seem
Just somewhat too hard to believe
That You would give Your life for me, but You did

I can feel it, can you feel it
Never be alone, never be alone again

The Return

Written By: Randy Preston

Every time I open up my eyes
I see the signs He’s coming soon
Every time I look into the sky
I see the signs He’s coming soon

Life as pain seems so familiar now
Power screams for war and the anguished howl
And their tears refill the ocean with the very sound

Innocence is lost to the greed of lust
And most people laugh when we speak of trust
Cause the words of a man used to mean so much and it showed

Every time the sunshine lights the sky
I feel the time is coming soon
Every time the wind breathes through the night
I feel the time is coming soon

Lord I trust in every word You speak
But I feel like my faith is so incomplete
And I pray that You use my life to meet the needs that I see

Lord You asked that we pass this message on
And I see in their eyes that they need this song
To heal their pain and calm their fear with the love that I hear

Every time I open up my eyes
I see the signs He’s coming soon

Crashing through the corridors of time
Light like water streaming from Your mind
Your blazing presence illuminates the sky
The whole Earth rocks with Your victory cry

My eyes are open; I’m seeing things I’ve never seen before
My heart is willing, now I’m willing Lord, to live in peace for evermore
I’ll never leave your side again
And now I’m walking with the Father, holding hands with the Son
I want to be in communion with the Spirit, a whole new way of life’s begun

But until then…until then, we’ve got to be patient
Cause any day, and any hour He’s coming back soon, He promises

Every time I open up my eyes, I see the signs, He’s coming soon
Every time I look into the sky, I see the signs, He’s coming soon

Discography

Jakob's Night (self-titled first CD)
Epic Journey (second release)

Clips from both cds are available on www.jakobsnight.com; clips from "Epic Journey" are also available on cdbaby.com, myspace.com/jakobsnight, indieheaven.com/artists/jakobsnight, spiritradio.com, and purevolume.com.

Set List

Jakob's Night can tailor any set list to suit the needs of the venue or match the sensitivities of the audience. Our concerts can lean toward high-energy celebration or contemplative worship.

Concerts usually run between sixty to ninety minutes, and include between eight to ten of our own original songs, as well as some praise songs to get the audience involved.

A typical set might include any of the following orignial band compositions from our first CD: This Day, Good Morning Lord, Change My Name, Sometimes Maybe Never, The Look, Give Thanks; and any of the following original band compositions from our new CD, "Epic Journey": Fathom, Real, Heal Me, Compromise, Down on Our Knees, Mercies, Dream Maker, I Can Change, I Know You, The Return.