Sign of Jonah

Sign of Jonah

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Our songs tend to be deeper in nature and make the listener think. The songs are encouraging, and we have fun making music together! The core of the band has the strength of family as Julia and Cari are sisters.

Biography

Sign of Jonah was officially formed in May of 2006. The original members, sisters Cari and Julia, have been singing together for about 20 years, but doing gigs on occasion for about 3 years. After joining with Oscar and Marty, Sign of Jonah retains its simple sounding music, but also gains two talented musicians who add depth to the music as well. Cari has loved to sing since she was little. It's always been her passion. Fortunately, she's going to finish up college in May 2007 before she drops out to go on tour or anything. Good girl, Cari. Julia started writing songs during the early years of college (if you don't count her rendition of Phoebe's "Smelly Cat" that was taylored to the family's "unique" cat growing up). She began playing guitar at the end of high school and quickly fell in love with it. The fact that Sign of Jonah exists is only explained by God's work in the musicians' lives, and we look forward to all He would like to do through the songs and through the lives we're connected to.

Lyrics

Narcolepsy

Written By: Julia Wells

My mind is racing, but I think I'm asleep.
I can't focus with this fog before my eyes.
Easily distracted, finding I'm attracted to exchange Your best for something more easily obtained...

Shine Your light before my eyes,
Let me finally realize
I'm sleeping, missing sunshine and the rain.
Pull me out of a bed of unbelief, on my own I atrophy.
The spirit's willing but my flesh is weak and I don't want to be found sleeping

My spirit is snoozing, too comfortable in darkness.
I'd rather dream about Your beauty than wake up and walk with You.
What's this apathy that pushes me to inaction?
I'm such a fool 'cause I can't keep my eyes open.... no....

Shine Your light before my eyes,
Let me finally realize
I'm sleeping, missing sunshine and the rain.
Pull me out of a bed of unbelief, on my own I atrophy.
The spirit's willing but my flesh is weak and I don't want to be found sleeping

I don't even know what I am missing.
All I really know is there's got to be something more. (Wake me up)

Shine Your light before my eyes,
Let me finally realize
I'm sleeping, missing sunshine and the rain.
Pull me out of a bed of unbelief, on my own I atrophy.
The spirit's willing but my flesh is weak and I don't want to be found sleeping
No, I don't want to be found sleeping.

Collide

Written By: Julia Wells

I hear the rain outside.
Falling.
It's only falling 'cause the clouds can't hold it up anymore.
It could have stayed way up high.
But that's only stalling.
Doesn't rain always have to fall?
Otherwise it'd never rain at all.

When it all builds up is when it all falls down
After flying high you've got to touch the ground
Sailin' through the air I thought it was some kind of ride
But maybe that's just the feeling that comes when faith and honesty collide

I hear the wind outside.
Blowin'
It's moving through the trees,
Rustling the leaves
And silent it should seem, but it can seem to cause quite a shudder.
Where did it come from?
Where's it going?
Or does that really matter... something's pushing it along
So it'll blow til it gets there.
It'll blow on til it gets there.

When it all builds up is when it all falls down
After flying high you've got to touch the ground
Sailin' through the air I thought it was some kind of ride
But I think that's just the feeling that comes when faith and honesty collide

The storms of life they can point us to our Maker
The storms of life they can point us to our Maker
In storms of life you can look to your Maker
In storms of life we should turn to our Maker

When it all builds up is when it all falls down
After flying high you've got to touch the ground
Sailin' through the air I thought it was some kind of ride
But now I know that's just the feeling that comes when faith and honesty collide

Numb

Written By: Julia Wells

It hurts not to feel
When I know I'm not walking the line, but it's fine with me
If I stray a little
And on it goes
And looking up I wonder how I ever got here
And though I know You're near
There's a fear that I've been losing something

What can I do here? What can I do?
I want to feel again
This hardened sheath makes the flesh beneath numb and slow to respond
Shatter my heart so I can cry
And finally feel like I care again

My silence reveals the reason why
I try to hide away from You
But You pursue the part of me
That longs to love You

All I can do is wait for You to come near me again
Please come near me again
Faithful wind, sweepin' these clouds away
So the sun can shine again
So the sun can shine again

Discography

Sign of Jonah - EP cd: Released in September 2006
We also have a player on our website: www.myspace.com/signofjonah

Set List

Originals:
-My Eyes on You
-Collide
-Pencils
-Narcolepsy
-Road of Pain
-Sins Have Cost
-Satisfy My Heart
-Walk Along
-Numb
-Voice of the Lord
-Finding You
-Dead on the Ground
-In His Hand
-The Big Picture
We have performed all of these in various venues. We also have played some covers, such as a song here or there from Jars of Clay, Caedmon's Call, Bethany Dillon or Switchfoot. We do not have a typical repertoire, but can have played shows for 30 minutes to 2 hours. Cari and Julia also have experience leading worship in small and large group settings.