Vance Parker

Vance Parker

 Temple Hills, Maryland, USA
BandChristianGospel

I would consider my music inspirational and contemporary christian. I write songs of encouragement as well as christian music. My goal is to uplift people through my songs. Although I am a good singer, I most consider myself a songwriter and am seeking out singers who would like to use my songs.

Biography

I have grown up with a mix of influences from soul, rock and roll, pop, gospel, and contemporary christian music. My music is inspired by situations and circumstances that I find myself in and the hope that I find through faith.

Lyrics

A Mountaintop Experience

Written By: Vance Robert Parker

A Mountaintop Experience
© Vance Robert Parker

Verse 1
Bear me up on eagles’ wings
And bring me close to you
I want to hear your holy word
And feel your presence too
Sanctify my heart and mind
To fellowship with you
Take me on the mountaintop with you

Chorus
A mountaintop experience
Is what I want with you
Take me high above it all
And let me walk with you
Give me Lord the faith I need
To do what I must do
I need a mountaintop experience with you

Verse 2
When I’m in a valley low
Help me travel through
When I stumble on a stone
Help me start anew
Make my prayer a foothold
That leads me up to you
Help me climb the mountaintop to you

Chorus
A mountaintop experience
Is what I want with you
Take me high above it all
And let me walk with you
Give me Lord the faith I need
To do what I must do
I need a mountaintop experience with you

Verse 3
And now my struggle’s over
I’ve put my trust in you
I’m standing on the mountaintop
How beautiful the view
The son is shining on my face
I feel him through and through
Upon the mount I stand and worship you

Chorus
A mountaintop experience
Is what I want with you
Take me high above it all
And let me walk with you
Give me Lord the faith I need
To do what I must do
I need a mountaintop experience with you

Repeat chorus – take higher
A mountaintop experience
Is what I want with you
Take me high above it all
And let me walk with you
Give me Lord the faith I need
To do what I must do
I need a mountaintop experience with you

End
A mountaintop experience with you
Take me high and bring me, close to you
A mountaintop experience with you

To Live the Dream

Written By: Vance Robert Parker

© 2007 Vance R. Parker, All Rights Reserved

Verse 1

Some people have a vision
But others just don’t know
Where life is gon’na take them
Or where they want to go
But I know and I can see
Yes I know life’s plan for me

Some say that I’m a dreamer
They say I’ll never find
The dream that I’ve been hoping for
They say it’s only in my mind
But I know and I believe
Yes I know it’s no fantasy

Chorus

To live the dream
To find my wings
To realize my hopes
And all the things I’ve wanted to achieve
And when I try
I‘ll reach the sky
No there’s no limit to
How high or far that I am gon’na to fly

I want to live
I’ve got to live
To live the dream

Verse 2

Some say I cannot do it
They say I shouldn’t try
They say I shouldn’t go through with it
‘Cause it’ll only make me cry
But I know what’s right for me
And I know it will happen for me

I know it’ll be a struggle
I know it’ll be a fight
Some days I’ll have trouble
There’ll be a lot of sleepless nights
But I know what’s best for me
Yes I know it’s my destiny

Chorus

To live the dream
To find my wings
To realize my hopes
And all the things I’ve wanted to achieve
And when I try
I‘ll reach the sky
No there’s no limit to
How high or far that I am gon’na to fly

I want to live
I’ve got to live
To live the dream

Bridge

I know in life there’ll be many tests for me
And I know there’re mountains I must climb
But they’re only there to bring out the best in me
And I’ll succeed

Final chorus

To live the dream
To find my wings
To realize my hopes
And all the things I’ve wanted to achieve
And when I try
I‘ll reach the sky
No there’s no limit to
How high or far that I am going to fly

I want to live
I’ve got to live

I want to live
No, I’ve got to live
I’ve got to live
I’ve got to live
To live the dream

You Are

Written By: Vance Robert Parker

© 2006 Vance R. Parker, All Rights Reserved

Verse 1
How can I express,
Who you are to me?
How can I explain,
What you mean to me?
Words aren’t enough
To describe appropriately
The majesty
Of who you are

Chorus
You are, you are
Yes Lord, you are

The Alpha and Omega
The Omnipotent
All Powerful, King

The Master of Eternity

You are the Prince of Peace
The Lord of Lords
The King of Kings
My All, my Everything

Verse 2
How can I describe,
All your majesty?
Nothing can compare,
To your royalty
Every knee shall bow
To your sovereignty
In the glory of
Just who you are

Chorus
You are, you are
Yes Lord, you are

The Alpha and Omega
The Omnipotent
All Powerful, King

The Master of Eternity

You are the Prince of Peace
The Lord of Lords
The King of Kings
My All, my Everything

Bridge
You are the one who made
The sun, the moon, the stars, and the earth
You are the only hope
For every woman, child, and man
You are the one who knew
Everything about my life before my birth
You are the beginning
And the end

Yes, you are

Chorus – Solemnly
You are, you are
Yes Lord, you are

The Alpha and Omega
The Omnipotent
All Powerful, King

The Master of Eternity

You are the Prince of Peace
The Lord of Lords
The King of Kings
My All, my Everything

Chorus ending - BOLDLY
You are, you are
Yes Lord, you are

The Alpha and Omega
The Omnipotent
All Powerful, King

The Master of Eternity

You are the Prince of Peace
The Lord of Lords
The King of Kings
My Everything

My all in all
You are to me
The master of my destiny

I can’t express completely
All the things that you mean to me
You are my all in all
My Everything

Yes You Are!

Born To Be A Star

Written By: Vance Robert Parker

© 2007 Vance R. Parker, All Rights Reserved

Verse 1
Out of utter darkness
Twinkling in the night
Seems like there is nothing
But your one little point of light

But though you appear to be all alone
I know this much is true
That there are worlds,
That revolve around you

Chorus
And you are born to be a star
It doesn’t matter who you are
You are a source of light
For everybody around you

And they find warmth in your glow
In all the lovin’ that you show
And yes you are
You’re born to be a star

Verse 2
As you rise in the morning
It means a new day has begun
You light up all the senses
Just like the morning sun

And though you don’t know how important you are
So many others do
Because their world
It revolves around you

Chorus
And you are born to be a star
It doesn’t matter who you are
You are a source of light
For everybody around you

And they find warmth in your glow
In all the lovin’ that you show
And yes you are
You’re born to be a star
Bridge
You light the lives of everybody you’re close to
And you affect the lives of many from afar
The love you show
Sends out a glow
That can warm up any heart
And I know you are
Oh yes you are

Chorus
You are born to be a star
It doesn’t matter who you are
You are a source of light
For everybody around you

And they find warmth in your glow
In all the lovin’ that you show
And yes you are
You’re born to be a star

Repeat Chorus
You are born to be a star
It doesn’t matter who you are
You are a source of light
For everybody around you

And they find warmth in your glow
In all the lovin’ that you show
And yes you are
You’re born to be a star

End
Yes you are
You’re born to be a star
Yes you are
You’re born to be a star

This Is My Destiny

Written By: Vance Robert Parker

© 2007 Vance R. Parker, All Rights Reserved

Verse 1
From before I first crawled
And before I first cried
There was something that I knew deep down inside

That it was always meant to be
And I could clearly see
There was something very special meant for me

And now I take this special moment
And I sing
For all the joy and happiness it brings

Yes I take this special moment
To sing my song
‘Cause this is the place that I belong

Chorus
And this is the song I was born to sing
And these are my words and my melody
And yes, I know
That this was meant to be

And so I lift my voice and let it ring
The whole wide world will hear me sing
Because I know
That this is my destiny

Verse 2
My time has finally come
The time is finally right
My time to shine, my time to show my light

So now I stand upon a stage
And I am not afraid
This is my life, the role I’m born to play

So now I take this special moment
To sing my song
A moment like this
It just can’t be wrong

Yes I take this special moment
And sing out strong
‘Cause this is the place that I belong

Chorus
And this is the song I was born to sing
And these are my words and my melody
And yes, I know
That this was meant to be

And so I lift my voice and let it ring
The whole wide world will hear me sing
Because I know
That this is my destiny

Bridge
From before I first opened my eyes to see
I knew that this was who I was born to be
And before I first opened my mouth to breathe
I was born to sing
So I sing

Chorus
This is the song I was born to sing
And these are my words and my melody
And yes, I know
That this was meant to be
And so I lift my voice and let it ring
The whole wide world will hear me sing
Because I know
That this is my destiny

Modified chorus - end
This is the song I was born to sing
And these are my words and my melody
And yes, I know
That this was meant to be
And so I sing my song, I sing it strong
This is the place that I belong
And I know
That this is my destiny

Yes I know
That this was meant to be
Oh I know
This is my destiny