Ready, Set, Become​.​.​.

by Kevin Heider

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An intimate and unassuming collection of songs about family. Low-key production makes this 6-song EP personal, while comedy and tragedy take turns guiding the nostalgia.

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released May 1, 2011

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mike Ofca at Innovation Studios in Steubenville, Ohio. Produced by Mike Ofca and Kevin Heider. All songs written by Kevin Heider.

© Copyright April 2011 by Kevin Heider

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Track Name: Hold Me
It‟s four o‟clock in the morning
And time is dragging on
She‟s wide-eyed and wishing
And waiting for the dawn to break

She‟s aware their situation
Isn‟t quite ideal
She‟s troubling herself
On how he‟s gonna feel about it

She prays to God,

“I love, I love You
I love, I love You
Please, hold me now”

As morning breaks she‟s still
Wondering what to do
Should she tell him now
Or wait till things improve in time?

He wakes up and kisses
His beautiful wife
He sees that she‟s crying
“Is everything alright?” he asks her

She says to him,

“I love, I love you
I love, I love you

I love, I love you
I love, I love you

Please, hold me now
Please, hold me now”
Track Name: Brother Jeremy
Jesus, I need to know
If you‟ve got the time
'Cause I need some help
For a dear friend of mine

For whatever reason
He‟s feeling dead
He feels like he‟s fallen
Way in over his head

Jesus, please make haste
To help my friend
Let your mercy and grace
Hold and comfort him

'Cause Jeremy is so
Lost and confused
I pray with all of my heart
Lord, lead him home to You

Lord, lead him home to You
Lead him home to You
Lead him home to You
Lead him home to You

Lord, lead him home to You
Lead him home to You
Lead him home to You
Lead him home to You
Track Name: A Little Bit of Faith
If you ever want to
Look up at the sun
And say to me, “Big brother,
Do you know where that came from?”

I can't wait to see you
And hold your little hand
I'll be here for you any time
Through all of life's demands

You're my little sister
You're my daddy's little girl
You're my little sister, and I
I'm gonna show you the world

I can tell you stories
About your mom and dad
But don't you go and worry
They're really not so bad

It won't be too long now
You're almost on your way
What this world really needs now
Is a little bit of Faith

You're my little sister
You're my daddy's little girl
You're my little sister, and I
I'm gonna show you the world

You're my little sister
You're my daddy's little girl
You're my little sister, and I
I'm gonna show you the world
Track Name: I Could Never Marry John
If all the people in this world
Were suddenly all gone
And if you paid me a billion dollars
I still couldn't marry John

Well, he's alright for you, big sister
But it wouldn't work for me
The thought alone I find repulsive
And it's not so hard to see why

Oh, oh, I could never marry John
I could never marry John
I could never marry John
No offense

Well, he stares at himself in pictures
And tells me to look and see
He tells me that he's so good looking
But I'm inclined to disagree

He's alright for you, big sister
But it wouldn't work for me
The thought alone it makes me want to puke

Oh, oh, I could never marry John
I could never marry John
I could never marry John

Oh, oh, well, I don't mean to judge his character
But every relationship needs parameters
It's not that I don't think he qualifies
It's just that I'm not into other guys
And that's why…

I could never marry John
I could never marry John
He's tall and skinny like an alien
I could never marry John
No offense
Track Name: If This Christmas Isn't White
It's Christmas Eve
We've all come to grandma's house
Dinner's done
It's time to clear the table
Grandpa reads
And one by one the children walk up
To put their pieces in the stable

When I was young
And when I was innocent
I wanted so many things I didn't need
Now I don't think that I would be
Too upset, if I found nothing
Underneath my tree

Every night
The television is telling me to buy
All the happiness I can't afford
I listen to the radio
But I don't hear anything
About the coming of the Lord

And if this Christmas isn't white
I'll be just fine
As long as we can make it
Through the night
As long as I've got you
Then I'm alright

If this Christmas isn't white
I'll be just fine
As long as we can make it
Through the night
As long as I've got you
Then I'm alright

If this Christmas isn't white
I'll be just fine
As long as we can make it
Through the night
As long as I've got you
Then I'm alright
Track Name: Ready, Set, Become...
I see myself standing on the corner
I see myself, I'm only eight years old
And I think to myself, “What should I say to me?
What would I like to have been told?”

Boy, take a good look at your father
See how he loves his wife and kids
Work real hard and one day if you're lucky
You'll grow up and be just like him

You probably haven't noticed that
Your grandpa's moving slower
Pretty soon he won't even be able to stand
I know you won't know why
But don't let that scare you
While you've got him learn all that you can

One day a pretty girl is gonna catch your eye
Be sure to guard your heart and your young mind
Not every lesson must be learned the hard way
Don't try to stir up love before its time

You're gonna get on a plane and fly across the ocean
In the darkness and the light you will find God
Just know that not everybody sees what you see
Everyone deserves but not everyone believes in love

When people criticize you, ask if what they say is true
Don't ever forget where it is that you came from
And boy, take a good look at your father
Close your eyes, and ready, set, become…

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