Lorri Dresbach

Lorri Dresbach

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I'm a solo artist with a passion for having conversations with my Creator, and putting those conversations to music. My style is diverse with a range from rock and roll to contemporary Christian. In live settings, the sky is the limit and often times new songs are created in the moment.

Biography

My music is an eclectic mix of styles with influences that range from rock and roll to contemporary and pop music. I grew up singing classical and traditional gospel music in church and "moonlighted" as a rock and roll wannabe in school. Thankfully, the church has opened its arms (and doors) to bands and to worship leaders who have an edgier sound so that singer/songwriters like me have a place to express our gifts. What is consistent in the songs I write is the honesty of the lyrics. All of the songs are "birthed" out of personal conversations with God. My first solo album, "Run Into The Fire" was written while I was undergoing breast cancer treatment. I was very honest with God about all that was happening, and that raw emotion came through in the music. In all of the questioning and not understanding "why" I sang anyway. For me there was no other choice. The second solo album, "Cure For The Common Life" expresses the "victorious warrior" that is fighting its way to the surface in all of us. It is the story of how God gave me peace on the other side of the trial. Peace and confidence to be able to live this thing called life to the fullest. Risking more, challenging more and going deeper than I ever dreamed possible. So, what happens in one of my live events is a testimony through song, word and music. A testimony of the love of God that will never fail us, that always longs to heal us and that will never leave us nor forsake us. When He shows up, nothing else matters. And that is what I'm after.

Lyrics

I Will Survive

Written By: Lorri Dresbach

Copyright 2009

Verse 1
This world will bring you trouble; but you shall know the truth
He has overcome the world; His power lives in you
Resurrection power will bring you back to life
There’s nothing hell can throw at you that you will not survive

CHORUS :
I will survive; I’m so alive
Nothing in this world can bring me down
With His grace I’ll run this race
When all is said and done I’m Heaven-bound
I will survive; I’ve been revived
To live a life that never was my own
Filled with faith, come what may
The King I serve is seated on His throne
Knowing that I’ll never be alone, I will survive

Verse 2
This world is filled with heartache but you shall know the truth
His heart was broken for the world; His heart lives in you
With mercy and compassion start mending broken lives
There’s nothing love can’t overcome, that love cannot survive

Verse 3
This world has many trials but you should know the truth
Trials test what you believe so faith can rise in you
Faith that speaks to mountains and boldly prophesies
To Kingdoms and to Nations - a Word that never dies!

Tag:
I will survive, I will survive. Nothin's gonna bring me down;
With His grace I'm gonna run this race; When I'm done I'll live in Heaven. I will survive, I'm so alive; gonna see Jesus. Gonna go get my reward, Oh my Lord in Heaven.

Refuse To Back Down

Written By: Lorri Dresbach

Copyright 2008

Verse 1

One time too many you have crossed the line;
One time too many you have wasted my time
So this is the last time, the last time for you;
‘cause this time I’m fighting, and standing on truth

CHORUS :

I refuse to back down, so get out of my way
There’s too much to do and a lot more to say
I refuse to listen to your voice anymore
All you do is lie, lie, lie, lie like before
You know how to fight; but I know how to win
You may knock me down; but I’ll get up again
No matter how hard, I’m standing my ground
Get used to this face, ‘cause I’m not backing down

Verse 2


One time too many you have come to destroy;
One time too many you have used the same ploy
So this is the last time, the last time, you’ll see
‘cause this time I’ve got you, but you sure don’t have me

Bridge:

You’ve been defeated; your vision is small
My King is THE KING and ruler of ALL
He stripped you of power, and He holds the keys
So back off, back down; He is living in me

What If Love

Written By: Lorri Dresbach

Copyright 2007

Verse 1
What if love could stop the sunrise and cause a heart to soar
Above the highest mountain—beyond the distant shore
What if love could change the universe one life at a time
Would you believe in this love of mine?

Verse 2
What if love could do for hate what laughter does for pain?
To take away the emptiness and fill a heart again
What if love could wipe away the past and change it for all time
Would you believe in this love of mine?

CHORUS
What if love, what if love, what if love is all this and more
Who gives us dreams and crowns us kings and loves like never before
I say love, perfect love is pure and holy and true
What if love’s name is Jesus, and what if He’s in love with you?

CHORUS

Verse 3
What if love could give us power to rule and reign as kings
And ultimate authority to conquer anything
What if love could buy forever by laying down His life
Would you believe in this love of mine?

CHORUS

I know love’s name is Jesus and I know He’s in love with you

Play My Life

Written By: Lorri Dresbach

Copyright 2007

Verse 1
I hear You singing what I want to be
Angels join in as you sing over me
Every heartbeat dances along
Jesus keep playing and singing my song

CHORUS
Play my life; make it sing
Spirit blow; give it wings
Every note, every beat
I lay down at your feet
Play my life; make it true
Make my heart sing of You
It’s Your song I long to hear
Play my life loud and clear

Verse 2
Every moment a symphony
Every hour in harmony
Your Spirit moves o’er the song in my soul
Setting me free, making me whole

Absolutes

Written By: Lorri Dresbach

Copyright 2007

Verse 1
Forever loving, forever Yours
Forever needing to know You more
Forever with me all the time
Forever knowing You are mine
Everlasting, ever true
Ever-searching after You
Ever wonder why You’d be
Ever in pursuit of me

CHORUS
Forever, always, ever King
Never changed by anything
Forever, always majesty
Forever Savior loving me

Verse 2
Never ending divine pursuit
Never dying search for truth
Never losing any time
Never doubting You are mine
Always faithful as a friend
Always never has an end
Always dying to set me free
Always willing to live in me

Psalm 121

Written By: Lorri Dresbach

Copyright 2007

Verse 1
I fix my eyes on the highest place where all my help comes from
The Lord is the giver of every grace, Heaven and Earth are His own

Verse 2
Relentless watchman who never sleeps constantly guarding my life,
He blocks the sun and he shelters me from the moon and stars by night

CHORUS:
Vigilant warrior in power watching over me
Never sleeping, always keeping my soul my destiny
Guarding, guiding, providing shelter night and day
Constant love, Lord above, the only one who can save
The one who saves…

Verse 3
The Lord will protect me from all harm, he will keep my footsteps sure
Coming and going, near and far, now and forever secure

CHORUS

Thank God

Written By: Lorri Dresbach

Copyright 2007

Verse 1
If I knew back then what I know right now
Things would be different so much different somehow
If I could do it all over would it matter anymore?
I’d be so much different than I was before

CHORUS :
Thank God you came and wiped away my past
Thank God every day is so much better than the last
Thank God You came and saved me just in time
Thank God You gave your life now please take mine
And do what only You can do, make everything inside brand new
Thank God, I give all my praise to You

Verse 2
If I knew back then who I know right now
Things would be different, so much different somehow
If I could turn back time and start all over again
Life would be better than it’s ever been

BRIDGE
I give all my praise to You
I give all my praise to You
Every day is, every day is, every day is brand new!

What If She Said No

Written By: Lorri Dresbach

Copyright 2007

Verse 1
Innocent and pure she awaited the day; promised to a future in good hands
When an unexpected visit by an all-consuming God
Meant she would be expecting bigger plans
With God, her only witness, who would dare believe she could be the chosen of the Lord?
This miracle of life she dared to conceive; (and)life would come according to her words

CHORUS 1:
What if she said no? Where would we be?
What if she said, “this is to hard for me to believe”?
What if “all she ever dreamed of” she wasn’t willing to give?
What if the life God had planned she wasn’t willing to live?
The future would rest in her hands; What if she said no?

Verse 2
Deep inside all of us have a God-given dream promised to a future in good hands
When awakened by a visit from an all-consuming God
Suddenly we expect bigger plans
Armed with a vision, who would dare believe we could be the chosen of the Lord?
This miracle of life we also conceive, and life will come according to our words

CHORUS 2
What if we said no? Where would we be?
What if we said, “this is to hard to believe”?
What if “all we ever wanted” we weren’t willing to give
What if the life God has planned we weren’t willing to live
The future would rest in our hands
What if we said no?

Bridge:
Say yes, say yes, say yes!
Say yes, say yes, say yes!

CHORUS 2
What if we said yes? Where would we be
What if we said, “I choose to believe?”
What if “all we ever dreamed of” we started giving away
What if the life God has planned we started living today
Come on people of God now is the time to say…
The future rests in our hands
What if we said yes?

Repeat Bridge/End

Cure For The Common Life

Written By: Lorri Dresbach

Copyright 2007

Verse 1
Every day starts out the same; same old future, same old game
No one seems to have a clue; so we keep on doing what we do
Busy people going strong here today and then we’re gone
Nothing ventured, nothing gained; every day ends up the same

Pre-CHORUS:
So what are we doing? What’s it all for?
Can I make a difference? There has to be more
Isn’t there something or someone in charge?
That makes life worth living and worth living large?

CHORUS:
I’ve found the cure! The King of adventure
Spend time in His presence and you’ll never be the same
His way is sure and it lasts forever
He knows why you’re here and He calls you by name
He’s the cure, the cure for the common life

Verse 2
Every day starts out the same; brand new future, brand new game
Found a purpose, got a clue so I’ll run the race until I’m through
Life on Earth won’t last too long; live it large, live it strong
Nothing ventured, nothing gained; risk it all, make a change

Pre-CHORUS:
I know what I’m doing I know who it’s for
I can make a difference; there is so much more
This side of forever, this moment in time
I’m giving to Jesus; it’s no longer mine

CHORUS
I’ve found the cure! The King of adventure
Spend time in His presence and you’ll never be the same
His way is sure and it lasts forever
He knows why you’re here and He calls you by name
He’s the cure, the cure for the common life

To Forgive

Written By: Lorri Dresbach

Copyright 2009

Verse 1
This purple heart of honor I wear upon my chest
Like some right to hold a grudge, or a badge of wounded-ness
“Battle-worthy;” “Dignified”; Proud to make it out alive
Bitterness is justified; So why this emptiness inside?
And love whispers to me, “forgiveness sets you free”

CHORUS :
I choose to forgive
I chose not to live in the pain of the past
I choose to release
I choose to make peace in the midst of a war
There’s no better weapon to use
Than to walk in another man’s shoes
To give what he cannot refuse and forgive

Verse 2
You chose Your place of honor high upon a cross
The only one with a right to judge; instead You suffered loss
Tried by men, condemned to die; You didn’t make it out alive
Forgiving those who crucified; redeeming love again would rise
And love whispers to me, “forgiveness sets you free”

BRIDGE:
Victory comes & wars are won; forgiveness sets you free

Seen You By Now

Written By: Lorri Dresbach

Copyright 2007

Verse 1
My eyes, my eyes are failing to see the way that You do
My heart, my heart is longing to see, to see this through
It’s seven times hotter than it’s ever been and seven times I’ve prayed for rain
Though my eyes can’t see, my ears can hear abundance, abundance again

CHORUS
Thought I would have seen you by now in Your glory and power
I’ve walked in the cloud by day and the fire by night
You haven’t left my side
Thought I would have seen Your hand move in signs and wonders the way I’ve seen time and again
Forgive when I don’t understand why I haven’t seen You by now

Verse 2
My soul, my soul is thirsty to drink from Your Spirit again
My life, my life is hungry to feed on your word, your plan
It’s seven years leaner than it’s ever been and seven times I’ve prayed for rain
Though my eyes are dim, the dream is here—abundant, abundant again

CHORUS

BRIDGE
You’re always revealing who I need You to be
The Lion, the Lamb, the Great “I AM,” the Truth that sets me free

CHORUS

Discography

Run Into The Fire- LP
Cure For The Common Life-LP

Set List

Play My Life
Psalm 121
I Will Survive
Thank God!
Seen You By Now
The Way We Must War
Me, Myself and I
What If She Said No
Cure For the Common Life
Refuse to Back Down
To Forgive
I Still Believe
What If Love
Psalm 91
Hem of Your Garment
Run Into the Fire
You Are Strong
Release Them
Never Too Late
No One Loves Me Like You Do
Alone
Forgotten How To Fly