Goes the Day pre-release" was issued by Rhythm House Records
in the early spring of 1998 in anticipation of the warm reception the
debut solo release would draw at the Gospel Music Association in Nashville
(GMA). Click here to go to the main Down Goes
The Day page.
the day has come & gone without me. i wasted time on nothing
good. too many people have slipped away. too many words spoken. the evening
sky draws me into its very own beauty. the twilight blanket wraps me up.
all this is for me & tonight; im undeserved of it all. but sometimes
truth comes like a gift & sometimes you have to die for it. how many
times can one feel the gone of gone or the wrong of wrong? how many times
can one be betrayed by friends or born again? ... ive spent the
last five years in thought
now its time for action.
i was a wave on the sea
a leaf in the wind. my old life now hangs
from my hand. my new life learns to crawl. ...strange music blows on in.
im on the corner of commerce street and i have heard this pure noise
before. others have too, but its been squelched by the sound of
the machine. people walk by in a hurry to go nowhere & cars rush to
the next stoplight. but this pure sound isnt coming from a nearby
pub or bar. my head has caught a fleeting glimpse
my heart is the
drum. other men were called before me
but only i answered the call.
someone honks their horn & it is gone. someone else yells out and
it is gone. ... im just saying: seize the day. answer the call.
yesterdays shame will not carry you through whatever tomorrow brings.
if you want to take tomorrow ... youve got to take today. since
the day you were born you were looking for hope ; of all the things to
fill that hole
did you know we are the salt of the earth? we either
add spice & flavor to someones life
or we take it away.
theres no in between. and ive been killing off the old and
bringing on the new
leaving trash and litter behind. still,
there is nothing sadder than a wallet getting fatter from people who feel
theyve arrived. and tonight
ive got a date with the
devil in me
and im gonna drown him in the spirit and hang
him from the spires, although he may disagree. ... is everyone really
this lonely? tonights lonesome parade of one brings me to woodlawn
avenue. no woman could ever some close to loving me
the way she
loves me now.no person could ever fill up that space
been so supportive
every step of the way. ... and i tell you the
truth when i say the one who made you in your mothers womb
loves you deeply. i tell you the truth that the road is long and narrow
to His side. i tell you the truth that only drowning men can see
Him. i tell you the truth that there is such a thing as a new beginning.
...and if you think youre too old, too blind or too dumb
goes the day along with the sun. only sometimes
can you feel my
only sometimes can you fill that hole. seize the day. hallelujah.
the burden is heavy but your step is light. down goes the day and bring
on the night.
~october fourteenth, 1997
been a while since you've had anything musically from me. And now, in
your hands are the lyrics and music to my new record"DownGoes the
Day". It means alot to have had such faithful friends and support
from fans all over the states. I hope these songs shine a lighton new
perspectives of hope, faith, struggle, beauty and the challenge to live
a life representing the Creator.
by Steve Dady