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Irreverent Album

Liner Notes & Lyrics

1. Stand Up

Jodi Essex: Vocals and background vocals
Sean Hill: Drums
Jadan Sorenson: Electric guitar, bass guitar
Pablo Melgar: Keyboards
Recorded at Uphill Studios, Atlanta, GA;
Sean Hill: Mixing engineer
Mastered at Ambient Sound, LLC Mastering Studio
Mastering Engineer: Bob Boyd

Lyrics

Verse1:
I know how dark it was at times
You sold your soul for just a dime
Your heart was ripped to shreds
Life left you all but dead

PRE
But there’s a light in that soul of yours
So reach inside
And reach down deep
With Him, you will survive

Chorus:
So get up
Stand up
RISE
Lift your hands up
To the sky
So get up
Stand up
RISE
Get up, stand up…
STAND UP and RISE!

Verse 2:
Indelible mark on your soul
In the eye of whom beholds
Once just a heap of trash
Now a diamond from the ash

PRE 2
Streams of life in that heart of yours
So reach inside
Take hold, hold tight
With Him, you will survive

Bridge:
Look, I know some have let you down
Some always will –
So hard to choose the high roads
Discerning, be still
I hear you –
In the silence… you hear the truth

2. Soar

Jodi Essex: Vocals and background vocals
Sean Hill: Drums
Jadan Sorenson: Electric guitar, bass guitar
Pablo Melgar: Keyboards
Recorded at Uphill Studios, Atlanta, GA;
Sean Hill: Mixing engineer
Mastered at Ambient Sound, LLC Mastering Studio
Mastering Engineer: Bob Boyd

Lyrics

Verse 1:
I’m ready God
It’s time to go,
I don’t wanna wait
But you show me
the way is slow

Pre-chorus:
I steal out the gate
You know it’s just my thing
You tell me you are the way
And if I really want to soar-

Chorus

Gotta wait upon the Lord
Watch him open every door
Fly you higher than before
On his wings
We’ll soar
We’ll soar
We’ll soar

Verse 2:
Dreaming dreams
Stardust possibilities
It’s all what it seems
You show me glimpses
Of kingdom keys

Pre-chorus:
I want it all yesterday
I’m revvin at the front line
I call every single play
But if I really want to soar-

Bridge:

Close your eyes, you see your eagle rise
He’s come to carry you
Have you known, something so beautiful
You turn and your eyes meet his..

3. Irreverent

Jodi Essex: Vocals and background vocals
Sean Hill: Drums
Jadan Sorenson: Electric guitar, bass guitar
Pablo Melgar: Keyboards
Recorded at Uphill Studios, Atlanta, GA
Mixing Engineer: Sean Hill
Mastered at Ambient Sound, LLC Mastering Studio, TX
Mastering Engineer: Bob Boyd

Lyrics

Verse 1:
This is me
No apology
No feelin’ bad
For what I am
Drives the will
Won’t stop until
I’ll say go
Drop the hammer
Helllloooo

Chorus:
Irreverent
For his presence
What you say?
You’re going the wrong way
Irreverent
In all the time spent
What you say?
You goin’ my way?
Irreverent

Verse: 2
This is me
I see what I see
See through you
Under the pew
Say my thoughts
Point not lost
Least not on me
Your insecurity
Let goooo

CHORUS

Bridge:
Not for the meek, brave and the bold
Find all you seek, best story told
Any press is good press
In Him
Fearless
Take hold

4. What Is Your Truth?

Jodi Essex: Vocals and background vocals
Sean Hill: Drums
Jadan Sorenson: Electric guitar, bass guitar
Pablo Melgar: Keyboards
Recorded at Uphill Studios, Atlanta, GA
Mixing Engineer: Sean Hill
Mastered at Ambient Sound, LLC Mastering Studio, TX
Mastering Engineer: Bob Boyd

Lyrics
Verse 1:
There is this narrative
On constant play in my mind
It’s those who will say
It’s always someone else who is blind
That things just happen to them
Nothing can ever be helped
Yet in times of success
They claim it’s their delusional hand

PRE
When it’s lifelong disappointments
Someone else couldn’t, didn’t or can’t

Chorus:
The place of your blame
Feels like feeding you freedom
What is your truth?
What is your truth?
But the curse of your blame
Feels like bondage forever
What is your truth?
What is, what is your truth…

Verse 2:
We’ve heard there are sides to a story
At times several told-
Depends who they’re talking to,
one’s truth is never their own
They try to please all but please none
Scream they did all that was done
Their truth is never enough
So goes the story of life without self-love.

CHORUS
The place of your blame
Feels like feeding you freedom
What is your truth?
What is your truth?
But the curse of your blame
Feels like bondage forever
What is your truth?
What is, what is your truth…

Bridge:
You give all your power away
To those you say have gone astray
You play your part front center stage
But you’ve let others pave your way
The place of your blame
Feels like feeding you freedom
What is your truth?
What is your truth?
But the curse of your blame
Feels like bondage forever
What is your truth?
What is, what is your truth…

5. Symphony

Jodi Essex: Vocals and background vocals
Sean Hill: Drums
Jadan Sorenson: Electric guitar, bass guitar
Pablo Melgar: Keyboards
Josh Smith: Strings, string arrangement
Recorded at Uphill Studios, Atlanta, GA
Mixing Engineer: Sean Hill
Mastered at Ambient Sound, LLC Mastering Studio, TX
Mastering Engineer: Bob Boyd

Lyrics

Verse 1:
Inside a gentle soul
V12 unbridled
With a quiet strength
Iron sharpens metal

PRE
Stormy blue skies
Calming sighs
This gift from Jesus
Saved my life

Chorus:
Listen to that symphony
In perfect time
And harmony
Listen to that symphony
In step with me
Sweet melody

Verse 2:
Dancin’ around
In His kingdom come
Heart strings and bells peal
Thy will be done

PRE
Winding road
Through time and space
Words unbroken
Fill this holy place

Bridge:
Turning and burning
Fire rise up
Healing yearning
Agape love
The covenant
‘til the wheels fall off

6. Fighter

Jodi Essex: Vocals and background vocals
Sean Hill: Drums, background vocals
Jadan Sorenson: Electric guitar, bass guitar
Pablo Melgar: Keyboards
Recorded at Uphill Studios, Atlanta, GA
Mixing Engineer: Sean Hill
Mastered at Ambient Sound, LLC Mastering Studio, TX
Mastering Engineer: Bob Boyd

Lyrics

Verse 1:
The battle never has scared me
The war never will
Fearless is the surest path
To victory and still-

PRE

You may see me fail and fall
But you’ll never see me quit

Chorus
I am a fighter
For all I believe in
I’m stronger
Because I’ve been weak
And I don’t stop believin’
I am a fighter

Verse 2:
Today I stand and defend
Heart on the line
Look at all this affliction
Don’t say you don’t have time

PRE
God gives us choice and chance
I’ll take down the Giant

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
For he will order his angels
To guard wherever we go
Into the den of the lions
And in the darkness below
You won’t see me comin’
You won’t hear me there
You won’t see me livin’
Spiritual warfare

7. Weightless

Jodi Essex: Vocals and background vocals
Jon-Paul Keller: Background vocals
Sean Hill: Drums, Background vocals
Jadan Sorenson: Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar
Pablo Melgar: Keyboards
Recorded at Uphill Studios, Atlanta, GA
Mixing Engineer: Sean Hill
Mastered at Ambient Sound, LLC Mastering Studio, TX
Mastering Engineer: Bob Boyd

Lyrics

Verse 1:
My ghosts return to haunt me
These demons, unrelenting
But I won’t let them in
You won’t let them win
Redemption in your eyes

Chorus:
I am weightless in your love
My past is dead and gone
No lie defines
What you’ve brought
back to life
I am weightless in your love, weightless in your love

Verse: 2
As my days turned into darkness
A barely there existence
Heavy-hearted cares
You my breath, my air
Salvation never fails

CHORUS

Bridge:
Hold me close
In the palm of your hand
Dance of the senses
in wide open spaces
I’m drifting away…I’m drifting away…drifting away

Chorus:
I am weightless in your love
My past is dead and gone
No lie defines
What you’ve brought
back to life
I am weightless in your love, weightless in your love
Mmmm…

8. All Right

Jodi Essex: Vocals and background vocals
Jon-Paul Keller: Background vocals
Sean Hill: Drums, background vocals
Jadan Sorenson: Electric guitar, bass guitar
Pablo Melgar: Keyboards
Recorded at Uphill Studios, Atlanta, GA
Mixing Engineer: Sean Hill
Mastered at Ambient Sound, LLC Mastering Studio, TX
Mastering Engineer: Bob Boyd

Lyrics

Verse 1:
Lookin out
To the hills, to the setting sun
I feel a cold wind bound to come
Another change
Another end I cannot see
But your faithfulness to me
Is making it-

Chorus:
All right
I fall down on my knees
You tell me that it’s all right
You give me what I need
Years of knocking on heaven’s door
Has taught me this if nothin’ more
That’s it’s all right
What may come

Verse 2:
I’ve heard it said
When the river is running high
You get to higher ground or you die
Well muddy waves of pain washed over me
And it only made me see
Gonna be

CHORUS

Bridge:
When will I learn there are no guarantees
What strengthens hope my eyes have never seen
But it won’t be long
‘Till faith will be sight
And the heavens will say-
All right
All right
All right
All right

CHORUS
Whatever comes…

9. Someone Somwhere

Jodi Essex: Vocals and background vocals
Sean Hill: Drums
Jadan Sorenson: Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass guitar
Pablo Melgar: Keyboards
Recorded at Uphill Studios, Atlanta, GA
Mixing Engineer: Sean Hill
Mastered at Ambient Sound, LLC Mastering Studio, TX
Mastering Engineer: Bob Boyd

Lyrics

Verse 1:
I had life leavin’ my hand today
Faithless heart never stopped to pray
I was sure I’d knew he’d fly away
And I would be left in pain

Pre-chorus:
And I didn’t stop to raise my hands
Life was leaving the canvas
Colors began to fade
Wind turned hard cold black and grey
Yeah

Chorus:
Someone somewhere had somethin’ to say
Today just happened that way
Yeah
Someone somewhere had somethin’ to say
Turn your head, cast your hope
Someone had something to say

Verse 2:
Today I reflect on moments like these
Subtleties in life, lessons for free
May seem unkind for a destiny’s worth
Behind the mask of spirit rebirth

Pre-chorus:
And do you know you cannot turn away
Time and time it’s been said
There’s something grand, bigger than
You and I today
Hey

Ooooooh

Reprise:
And I didn’t stop to raise my hands, life was leavin’ the canvas
Colors began to fade, wind turned hard cold black and grey
And do you know you cannot turn away
Time and time again it’s been said –
There’s something grand, bigger than
You and I today hey—-

CHORUS

10. Rearview Mirror

Jodi Essex: Vocals and background vocals
Sean Hill: Drums
Jadan Sorenson: Electric guitar, bass guitar
Pablo Melgar: Keyboards
Recorded at Uphill Studios, Atlanta, GA
Mixing Engineer: Sean Hill
Mastered at Ambient Sound, LLC Mastering Studio, TX
Mastering Engineer: Bob Boyd

Lyrics

Verse 1:
I had a visitor today
It’s the heaviness
That seems to come around
Reminds me
I cannot become
If I remain where I’ve been

PRE
I’ll give a nod to times gone past
Thank God life goes so very fast sometimes…

Chorus:
Stay out of your rearview mirror
You were who you used to be
Stay out of your rearview mirror
Stop hangin’ on to what you’ve lost,
What shouldn’t be
You won’t see
In your rearview mirror

Verse 2:
Oh I, I can burn a bridge
Tempered with
My blessed few regrets
I don’t hear
Static of the world
To fix all the unresolved.

PRE
CHORUS

Bridge:
I have lived a thousand endings
I’ve despaired and lashed about
But it can’t touch me
Or box up my hopeful heart
‘Cause I’ve shed all I can breathe without

CHORUS

Producer: Sean Hill
Executive Producer: David Saporta, D10 Consulting LLC
Label: Loula Street Music

Publicity
The Marketing Mixtape
Whitney Asher, CEO & Publicist
whitney@themarketingmixtape.com
Management/Booking
D10 Consulting LLC
David Saporta, CEO
dsaporta@d10consulting.com

All songs written and arranged by Jodi Essex and Sean Hill, except Track #9 “Someone Somewhere”, written and arranged by Jodi Essex.

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