Ready, Set, Become​.​.​.

by Kevin Heider

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Hold Me 03:43
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”
2.
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
3.
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
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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
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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
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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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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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Kevin Heider Dayton, Ohio

Creator + host of the popular Song & Story podcast, Kevin Heider is a singer-songwriter from Dayton, Ohio.

Whether he's writing hymns or drinking songs, his music is imbued with an earnest social consciousness.

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