Welcome to the Motion

by Adam Sams

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1.
Hello, my fellow man You look like you’ve had it rough You look like your story ain’t been kind to you Have you known the pain? Do you even have a name? What do you have that makes you worth my time? You look, to me, like a man of crimes Do not hold back love From those who deserve it When you have the opportunity to act Everyone deserves To be treated well by you Everyone deserves your love Hello, my sister You are the face of a nameless race Of lust and lies and alcohol and drugs But what have I got that makes me better? I’ve still got my vices What is it that makes me think I’m worth more than another? Everyone deserves your love Everyone deserves your love No matter where they’re coming from No matter about the things they’ve done Everyone deserves your love
2.
Foreign 03:39
Pull this material skeleton off my skin Expose my heart, make me raw Open me up, let the therapy begin Help me heal, make me real I don’t want to go home the same man I’ve become foreign to who I am I don’t want to leave here the same man Show me how to smile a real smile Make me new, make me see through Show me what uncomfortable feels like Break me down, show me how I’m leaving the old part of me I’m ridding my skin of its treacheries Of wanting and flaunting and needing and greed and I’m throwing away my pride And coming alive again I don’t wanna leave here The same as I’ve been
3.
Smaller 04:40
This one’s ‘bout a man Who thought that he had figured it out Figured it out When I found him He told me that he didn’t need any help From anyone else If I’ve got this on my own If I’ve got this on my own Then the only hope I’m holding onto now is me We live for life, we always climb We always want to go further Are you really entitled to anything? Are you really? Are you really? I was bigger when I made myself smaller I was bigger when I made myself small As the years went by I started asking him “What do you deserve?” “What do you deserve?” If your life revolves around yourself Then what are you worth? What are you worth? How much larger would your life be If yourself could become smaller in it? How much larger would your life be If you put more value in the people around you?
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There’s a place on earth Where devils build their homes They roam around in search Of someone who’s alone You’ve got too much to be living for nothing You’ve got two hands that are made for working Stop just existing And start to live your life Are you a sleepless dreamer? Are you discontented with your life? Do you have the will to make your dreams come alive? Why don’t you get up and try? There’s too many people afraid of movement You’ve got two feet that are made for walking It’s time to move along Start holding on to the rest of your life Death and crime and pain and time Can’t keep you stuck forever Welcome to the motion Welcome to assurance Welcome to redemption Welcome to your future Stop just existing And start to live your life
5.
Been hanging around This old house
 It’s a mess It ain’t sound, or even safe Been driving around The neighborhood Seen lots of others Looking a lot like mine I need you to come in And clean me I’ve had my doubts about it Free me And clean out This old house of mine You can sleep in The living room But keep away room The closet in the back Cause I’ve got skeletons I don’t want you to see And I’ve got secrets I don’t want you to know Been wondering why you Would want to stay here Would want to come in Amongst all of my grime Been thinking about how You don’t even care About the shame I wear You love me all the same
6.
What was that about loving my friends and loving my enemies too? What was that about giving to the poor and judging others kindly? What was that about forgiving the guy who’s only ever hurt me? Something you said got buried deep in my shallow heart I never quite got it through my head That what I do has to back up what I say My faith is in the grave It’s not what you believe that counts But only what you believe enough to do My mouth is an empty gun Let us speak with truth and action Would you lay down your life for your brother? Would you sell what you own and give it all away? Do you try to live out what you learn Or do you just pick and choose what you want to ignore? Let the trees without fruit be cut to the ground My faith is in the grave
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Surrounded 04:08
Be merciful to me, O God For I am under attack My enemies slander me All day long In their pride they’re bringing me down All day long When I am afraid I’ll trust in you In you, whose word I praise In you I trust; what can man do to me? 
I will not be afraid My enemies are plotting against me Eager to take my life They devise their schemes and mark my steps All day long They twist my words to bring me hurt All day long For you have delivered me from death And set my feet on solid ground So that I could walk before you
 In your light

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released July 26, 2011

produced by Adam Sams and Nick Duke
all songs by Adam Sams (BMI), all rights reserved (2011)

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