la poema

la poema

 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
BandChristian

la poema is a christian folk, rock music project. The name la poema comes from a Greek word meaning "a work of art". la poema is driven by the inspiration and dreams of Joey Bures. Bures and David Henkel (drummer) take folk, pop and rock roots and blends them with acoustic and jazz flavors.

Biography

la poema is the stage name for folk-rock, singer-songwriter Joey Bures. “There is so much opportunity for good things to happen in this world, and I want to be a part of that,” Bures says. He, his wife and two kids currently reside in Minneapolis, Minnesota, doing what they can to help people. Life is busy, but it always will be, and Bures wants to use the time he has on Earth to see people grow in love, truth and the hope that he has.

The name la poema comes from a Greek word in Eph. 2:10 meaning "a work of art". The verse says" For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." If we put 'work of art' in for workmanship, it illuminates God's artistic nature in modern day English and show's us how we are to be beautiful both in how we are made and in what we are doing. We want to encourage people to do good things and make beauty come from who they are and who they are made to be.

On “Waiting...,” la poema’s latest release, Bures performs a mix of melodic, electronic and acoustic tunes that reflect influences from John Mayer or Jack Johnson to cutting edge ambient/electronic work. “Waiting...” is an exciting mix of reflection and innovation, full of smooth songs with a real message.

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Lyrics

Don't have to go far

Written By: la poema

Don't have to go far

Whether I have or if I don't
Whether I will or if I won't
You'll always be available
Oh I can see You are my Hope

Verse 2
In these days or the nights
there are troubles there are fights
but I want to struggle to do what is good
pop this ol bubble do what is right

Chorus
Don't have to go far, don't have to be
Somebody else now You always see
Deep into my heart deep in my soul
You want the best for me
You want to make me whole

Verse 3
Sometimes I fight, sometimes I cry
Sometimes I don't know even why
When you are good and help me still
even when I treat you ill

Verse 4
The kind of guy I want to be
Is doing well and is living free
Bound by love teach me good
I want spend my time as I should

Chorus 2X

Sing-a-long
Oh-o-o-o-o

Bridge
All the damage I've done through all the years
Why did I always run Your words I want to hear
All the damage I've done through all the years
Why did I always run Your words I want to hear

Chorus 2x

Hey! Wood!

Written By: la poema

Hey! Wood!

Verse 1
Walking along, I'm singing a song and it's getting dark
The lights come on, I hear my mom and the dogs start to bark
It's that time of day, when I'm winding down.
The work and the play are shutting down

Verse 2
I'm hearing the bugs, the bizz and buzz, in the cool of the day
The sun is setting and I'm letting my worries away
__Tomorrow's another day to grow
But my mind is changed when I stubbed my toe

Chorus
Hey wood, would you make like tree and leave
You are hardhearted this beautiful eve.
But I'm barking up the wrong tree baby.
Yeah, I'm barking up the wrong tree baby

Verse 3
So
I start up again and I'm sing_ing a new tune
Not about to allow a few problems to go and ruin
This beautiful time that's in front of me
Close my eyes to enjoy but suddenly

Chorus

Bridge
Let's sing together.
(Go thru La's, Da's, Na's double time, Ooh's real high)

Chorus

Miacle Grow

Written By: la poema

Miracle Grow

Verse 1
Toxic waste is all around
In the air and on the ground
Litter here and litter there
Garbage growing everywhere
But that's not the life that you have
This is just the growing fad
You bring life abundantly
Your ways are life to this ol tree

Verse 2
You see good and that's what you do
Even if you have to prune
Ouch! that hurt, but it had to go
No use holding evil. No!
You are like a vine to me
So divine and oh so free
Show me how hold on to
The Way, The Life and the Truth.

Chorus
You are my Miracle Grow
Your love I need to know
Deep down inside of me
You're the love that I need
You're the love that I need

Verse 3
Soaking up all the things around
All the sights and all the sounds
I need to be feeding my soul
Not with things that take a toll
With your life with your love
Not with all that vanity stuff
Feed me with your words so great
I want love you love you love you all day.

Chorus (2x)

Instrumental
...Whistling (Read your Bible and Pray Everyday)...

Chorus (2x)

Waiting...

Written By: la poema

Waiting...

Verse 1
It's like a hurricane that's rolling thru my window
When I feel the pain that's hittin' like a billow.
All the hurt and failure humanity's dealing
Stopping me like I am hitting the glass ceiling.
But somehow I can see through it all still (still, still)
You have never left me and that you never will
All this failure points me back to who I am
A sinner saved by
(the) grace of the God who became man

Chorus
So I'm Waitin'... I'm waitin'... I, I'm
waitin' for You.
I'm Waitin'... I'm waitin'...I, I'm
waitin' for You.

Verse 2
There were five virgins who
Jesus Christ said were wise.
They prepared their lamps to
burn all through out the night.
Waiting for the bridegroom to
come take them away
They planned ahead and from the
truth they did not stray.
But those who didn't have oil were shut out.
I know that I can be
like that when my faith runs out.
Jesus Christ, You have shown us how to wait.
Your patience with us lights our path ev'ry day.

Chorus 2X

Bridge
Lord, we know You're coming back,
But we do not know just when,
So we won't get lazy or slack,
And we will fight the World's sin. (2x)

Chorus 2X

Discography

Waiting... - 2010
Christ-mas ep - 2009
Faithful 1 - 2007
Father of Lights - 2007
la poema ep - 2004

Set List

Our typical set starts out with fun, inviting songs, then leads into more artistic pieces and we end with some good ryhthm songs, sometime passing out hand percussion to the crowd.

Don't Have to Go Far
Miracle Grow
Hey! Wood!
Instrumental song
1 Corinthians
Waiting...
I'm So Glad You Waited
I'll Fly Away
Father of Lights