Phillip Hogg

Phillip Hogg

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Ecclectic Rock - with acoustic, folk, jazz, latin, and hard rock influences, each song offers something a little different musically speaking. Introspective, spiritual lyrics with meaning.

Biography

I hope my music touches lives. The songs I write and perform are often introspective revelations that mean something to me. My hope is that if it means something to me, it might mean something to someone else as well. My songs are very influenced by scripture and by my personal faith walk.

My debut cd is titled "The Invisible Band." Why the invisible band? When I first started to really play these songs in concerts, it was when I was a roady on tour with another band. They let me open for them a few times. When I opened for them, they had all of their musical equipment set up and here I was with just my accoustic guitar. I had a soundtrack that had full band accompaniment, which I had recorded all the parts to before going on the tour. So when I played, it sounded as if the instruments behind me were being played, as if by an "Invisible Band." I referred to myself jokingly as "Phillip Hogg and the Invisible Band" and even worked out a part on the sound tracks where I introduced the various members of my band, which was all me, complete with bass, drum and guitar features. Thus, my debut cd - The Invisible Band.

Lyrics

Abide

Written By: Phillip Hogg

You be the branch, I'll be the vine
guess I confused our roles last time
on my own, thought I was just fine
how could I have believed that lie
ly, ly, ly, ly...

You say "Abide in my love and I will make you whole again, do so that my joy might be in you"
I've turned my back on You and I've fallen on my face again
now I come crying out to You
Abide in me, and help me to abide in You!

I'll be the house you be the rock
You be the shepherd, I'll be in Your flock
on the door of my heart I can hear you knock
I'll give you the key to the lock

You say "Abide in my love and I will make you whole again, do so that my joy might be in you"
I've turned my back on You and I've fallen on my face again
now I come crying out to You Yeah
Abide in me, and help me to abide in You!
Complete my Joy in everything I do
I can't do it on my own I need You to help me through
so abide in me and help me to abide in You.

Find My Joy

Written By: Phillip Hogg

Joy overflows from this cup I call my life
It's as strong as steel you cannot pierce it with a knife
I feel so good, I'm full of glee but it's nothing that I've done
I feel so fine, I feel so free
like I could fly up to the sun

Love like a river flows
into the ocean of lost and weary souls
restoring all of those
by love He was led when for us He bled and this is where I find my joy

Joy, joy surrounds me, I feel it coming over me
I can feel it rushing like the mighty waves of the sea
I feel so good I full of glee but it's nothing that I've done
I feel so fine I feel so free like I could fly to the sun

and I've got joy...
I feel like dancing...

Hope Shines Through

Written By: Phillip Hogg

rainy day, gray sky overhead
it's one of those days again I wanna crawl back into bed
dreary outlook, this day is going to be a waste
a frowning face in every nook and I feel just like it looks
this day is going nowhere fast
forever it seems it's going to last (when)

(chorus)
Hope shines through
in the place where it's least expected
Hope shines through
all that's bleak had faded away in the light of the sun(son)
hope shines through

well I have to say it's a lazy day
I've been zombying through my dull and bleak affairs
and sometimes I wonder what this life's for
but before I think about it to very long that's just about the time when hope shines through

Just add a little water, that is the rain
in result you get a flower it's a beautiful thing
and in the same way, I've come to find that a little bit of love can go a long, long way, hey

New Day

Written By: Phillip Hogg

Sometimes life can get so crazy
change has never been my thing
my history is in the past and there's no time like the present
it's time to decided who I am again
Looking for a second chance
new life is on the way
running from my past
and hiding from my future
can only lead to a stand still

(Chorus)
I can see the sun's on the rise
piercing through the darkened skies
I find myself waiting for Love's surprise
and I'm glad to see it's a brand new day

Pondering on the mysteries of life
wondering who, what, when, why, and how
anxiously waiting and impatiently trusting
sometimes she seems so far away

well I sure am glad to see
yes I sure am glad to see it's a brand new day
it's a brand new day
it's a brand new day
it's a brand new day

Claustrophobic

Written By: Phillip Hogg

Isn't it funny how what's warm can burn you
isn't it strange how what's fun can hurt you
isn't it funny how the world doesn't care?
Isn't it funny how the world doesn't care?

(chorus)
I'm in a cage and I just heard the door slam, I'm trapped and the bars are closing in, and I'm claustrophobic

another choice scenario
should I follow the way in which my feelings go
or should I go by what I know?

(Chorus 2)
said I've walked into a room and I just heard the door slam, I'm trapped and the walls are closing in
I'm Claustrophobic

Mighty Love

Written By: Phillip Hogg

Lost in a raging sea of emotions
I can't tell which is up or down
a terrible case of spiritual vertigo
feel like something bad's got a hold on me, blind folded so that I cannot see it's times like this when I need to know

(that) You are my strength You are my Joy, you fill my soul with the wonder of Your mighty Love, yeah

I know there must be some way out of this, trapped in a funk with no escape, all I can do is lean on you
This road was not meant to be traveled alone, and that is why You sent Your Son, now I'm so glad I can lean on You

'cause You are everlasting You're always near, You fill my soul with the Power of Your mighty Love, yeah.

Lord, I need You
Lord, I love You
Lord, I need You
Lord, I praise You
Fill me with Your mighty Love
Yeah

Sigh, Smile

Written By: Phillip Hogg

I've been looking all my life
for a little bit of something
and I've wasted so much time
looking in the wrong places
sometimes so confusing become all the pretty faces
take a look inside, it's clear to see

(Pre-chorus)
and oh, how long it's taken me
to accept the truth that sets me free

(Chorus)
so I sigh, cause I know Love's here to stay
and I smile cause I've found a Joy that will remain

Every once in a while I wish someone would take it
take a little time to get to know the rest of me, yeah
I could be wrong, but I think we're going to make it
if we press on relentlessly

Wretch

Written By: Phillip Hogg

Ugly and ashamed
only I can take the blame
guilty as accused
our relationship has been abused

(Chorus)
cause I'm a wretch
come free me from my sin and snap these chains
cause I'm a wreck
come feed my hungry soul and quench my thirst
heal me, heal me like only You can
come and fix this broken man
consume me with Your Love
send down Your Grace from above

stumbling as I go
falling to the ground I know all too well
guess that's what I get for going solo
I need You now I know

send down your grace...
grace flows...

Prized Possession (You Know Me)

Written By: Phillip Hogg

You know me better than I know myself and You still Love me
despite all of the things You know
You know my faults and oddly You forget them all, and somehow find some good
and I occupy Your thoughts

You molded me from scratch
and despite all the bagage that's attatched
You love me as I am
and You consider me Your prized possession

Perfect, I'm just not
On my own so many nails I've driven and I shutter at the thought
and how it makes me want to...
but I can't run from such a Love encompassing and why would I ever try? Here I have all I need.

You molded me from scratch
and despite the perfection that I lack
You love me as I am
and You consider me Your prized possession

You know me, ever so disturbing, yet so comforting, so comforting

You know me, better than I know myself and You still love me.

Last Chance

Written By: Phillip Hogg

I want you to know Me
but will you clear out your heart and make room?
Many have come to Me,
but you are the one I'm after

are you gonna come too?

This could be your last chance
This could be your last chance
your last chance
your last chance
your last chance
last chance

Today is the day
I'm waiting for you
cause I've paid the way
and now it's all up to you

are you gonna come too?

Today is the day
no time to delay

Discography

"The Invisible Band" - 2003

Set List

I do lots of different types of gigs, anywhere from 4 peice rock band to solo coffee house gigs, therefore my set list varies quite a bit. Given an hour, I'll usually do most of the songs from "The Invisible Band" although I have alot of new stuff that I'm trying out here and there.