The Phoenix

by Funks G

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The Phoenix was Funks G's full length album and led to the band's most extensive touring, sending the band to New York City and Southern California and just about everywhere in between.

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released January 1, 2008

Recorded and Mixed by Logan Christian at Avenue Audio. Will Schmitt on guitar and vocals, Trent Briney on vocals for tracks 3 & 6 and bass, Zach Allison on drums.

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Funks G Des Moines, Iowa

Funks G grew out of the cornfields of Iowa in 1999 and went on to record a couple of records and toured all over the USA, playing over 200 concerts in ten years of activity.

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Track Name: Afterfall
Are you tired of this mind pollution?
Are you ready for a new solution?

Well stand up and rediscover yourself
Remember back to days of yesterday when life meant freedom and you cherished every single day
Can you remember what is meaningful?
Replacing truth with ritual and bathing yourself in triviality

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Who do you want to be?
Wake up and dust yourself off
Don't fret about yesterday
All that matters is that you're here no
'Cause tonight we begin the afterfall

When life means freedom you can cherish every single day
And you remember what is meaningful
No more truthless ritual or bathing yourself in triviality.
Track Name: Walk With Love
We are the pursuers the children of the light
We follow the contours of intuition and insight
We celebrate the truth and rejoice our love
For as it is below it surely is above when you walk with love

Redefining the way we live
Let the sponge replace the sieve
Its not too late for we're still young
To recognize where we come from and where we are going from here and what we have left to do
To spread some peace on earth it starts with me and you

The vision's getting clearer as the final hour draws near
But we still have time so let your light shine so that others may find the way

Stay focused don't be led astray
Walk with love everyday love conquers all and we will see that failure's not our destiny
Each day we're growing stronger
Together we no longer need to live in doubt or fear our finest hour is almost here

The vision's getting clearer as the final hour draws near
But we still have time so let your light shine so that others may find the way.
Track Name: Shoulder to Shoulder
The calm before the storm
Before any harm is done
Time stops with the meeting of our eyes
Something falls over me so sudden so sublime

I have no success to speak of in reference to love
But I can't resist to give it another try
And by the way you have such beautiful eyes

You crashed right into my life
Eased all my pain and strife
And I'll fight to the day that I die
To be your perfect man

Good times can be spent with anyone
But please don't run when dark clouds form
Just seek refuge in my warm embrace
And as the storm rages I'll never lose my faith

You crashed right into my life
Eased all my pain and strife
And I'll fight to the day that I die
To be your perfect man
Shoulder to shoulder well fight for one another
In this not so perfect world.
Track Name: Only You
Running away from anything that was real
I was slipping away no longer could I feel anything at all
I felt my time was drawing nigh I could not see
'til you loosed the blindfold that was blinding me
You woke me up you helped me to see that life's worth living and I want you here with me

Only you could break the spell that bound me
Only you could rescue me from drowning
Only you could bring me to my knees
Only you could save me from me

I'd lived in a fog for far too long
Fear and apathy were strangling me
You knew something was wrong you had to let me go to set me free
Now I'm awake and I do believe that you're an angel sent from God to me
I want you to know that I love you so and that my feelings for you continue to grow

Only you could break the spell that bound me
Only you could rescue me from drowning
Only you could bring me to my knees
Only you could save me from me

My love for you is an ocean that we've only waded into
My drug was holding me back from diving in with you
Now that I have my mind back my life and energy too
I'm left wanting only to give it all to you

Only you could break the spell that bound me
Only you could rescue me from drowning
Only you could bring me to my knees
Only you could save me from me.
Track Name: Weakling
I see it time and time again
I'm guilty just the same
We put on a mask to disguise our face
As to not reveal the pain that is felt within our hearts at the core of my very own soul
When I know what I do is wrong yet proceed to embellish my own selfish desires

Because I'm a weakling

He can see through me when I can't see through my self
A preacher by day a hypocrite by night
It's no wonder so many lives are lost
Why would they want what we have when we seem to remain unchanged

Lord help me I'm a weakling
I've fallen and I can't get up
Now that I have hit rock bottom I ask to drink from your cup
I ask for your forgiveness and promise never to go back
To the way that I was

When I fall you lift me up
When I'm dry you fill my cup
You lead me to the light that's true
Lord I'm so unworthy of you

When I fall you lift me up
When I'm dry you fill my cup
You lead me to the light that's true
Lord I'm so in awe of you

When I fall you lift me up
When I'm dry you fill my cup
You lead me to the light that's true
Lord I'm so in love with you

Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds because the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Track Name: Cracked Tooth
Thought you were the only one for me
My entire reason to laugh to live to sing
But that love has faded out
And here I sit in a shroud of my own doubt

Your love burned me like an open flame
Something I was unable to tame
Love is so illogical and insane
And is it just me or does it always end the same way

I've been kicked in the face
And I've tasted the boot of defeat
But I'm still and I'm still free
Because I'll never let you destroy me

I just cant get you out of my mind
And how in the end you were so unkind
My hearts been shattered and rearranged
But looking back there's not a thing I would have changed

I've been kicked in the face
And I've tasted the boot of defeat
But I'm still and I'm still free
Because I'll never let you destroy me.
Track Name: Patrick's Song
Why you said goodbye I may never know
Why you said goodbye I still don't have a clue
You said your feelings changed
You said you weren't the same
What am I supposed to do when you don't love me

Where did we go wrong
What'd I do to you
Will there be another chance or is this it for us
We didn't try too hard to keep things going
But after 6 long months for us to just fade away

What am I supposed to do when you don't love me
I want to hold you once again and I'm trying hard to
Don't know if I'm doing any good
Am I a fool for trying so hard or just someone who cares

But how can I forget when I'm still in love with you
Your picture it still hangs on my wall
And the memories still flow
From when you loved me so

What am I supposed to do when you don't love me
I want to hold you once again and I'm trying hard to
Don't know if I'm doing any good
Am I a fool for trying so hard or just someone who cares

Will the day ever come when we're together again
I'm willing to wait I'll be waiting for you
Its the least I can do for someone like you
What am I supposed to do when you don't love me.
Track Name: Moons Ago
I saw your pendant around some other guy's neck
And your presence every where I go
What was the force that drew me to you
I'm afraid that I may never know

In the beginning as I prepared for your departure
I promised myself I'd be thankful for the time we shared
But as the days grew short and the nights much longer
I forgot as I clung desperately to you

Let me let it go as she did moons ago
Let me let her go
Let me let it go as she did moons ago
Let me let her go

Its now been about as long as our rendezvous Since its been through
Months even since I have heard your voice
Your memory a solemn reminder
That every fork in the road demands a choice.

Let me let it go as she did moons ago
Let me let her go
Let me let it go as she did moons ago
Let me let her go
Track Name: Start Right Now
Give us a vision
Something we can believe in
We're running around with no light

Help us to begin again
Pick ourselves from the depths within
And fight for what we know is right

Lets start right now
What can I do today
Lets start right now
Who will I be today

When you wake up it feels good to be alive
When you take up your burdens and accept responsibility only then can you be free

Don't be afraid of the bills that must be paid
Don't you realize that your life is the prize
You deserve to enjoy it but you must serve to enjoy it
You can figure it out but will you take the time

Lets start right now
What can I do today
Lets start right now
Who will I be today

When you wake up it feels good to be alive
When you take up your burdens and accept responsibility only then can you be free

When you're weak I will be strong
For I have been here all along
Believe in me as I believe in you

We can do it if we try
Let love be our battle cry
I'll be with you until the end of time

Lets start right now
What can I do today
Lets start right now
Who will I be today

When you wake up it feels good to be alive
When you take up your burdens and accept responsibility only then can you be free.
Track Name: Once Upon a Time
Time is going by so fast I just want to make something last with you
Time is going by so fast I just want to make something last with you
Because ever since I came here I haven't met anyone who understands me like the way you do
And ever since I moved here I haven't had someone as beautiful as you with me

Well soon we will all be gone and you will be so far away from me
Well don't you worry because I will be thinking of you every day
And soon there will be another day when you wake up in my arms

Time is going by so fast I just want to make something last with you
Time is going by so fast I just want to make something last with you and me.
Track Name: Forbidden Fruit
Its kind of funny when we first met
It was you and me against the world yeah
Your brother hated me and threatened to take my life
While my mother on the other hand thought you were evil

Nearly half a decade since our fateful rendezvous
For the first time in a long time last night I saw you
I could not believe my eyes
Not that your beauty comes as a surprise
I love the woman you've blossomed into

Stay away from my sister keep away from my son
For what its worth you were worth it
Stay away from my sister keep away from my son
For what its worth you were worth it even though it was short lived I loved every moment with you.
Track Name: Bed of Coals
I've been walking on this bed of coals for so long that my senses have dulled and I no longer feel a thing
The pain this ritual has cause me leaves me trying in vain to be the same
Suddenly lifted from this mess of sin resting safely on his wings I rise above the situations that leave me wanting something more

There's nothing more that what you offer me
Yet I bind myself dwelling in my own self pity
For every battle I fight and win seems I lose so many more
Lord what can you use me for

I try to tell others of you those who don't know you as I do
A poor reflection of who you want me to be
What good am I no better than they in their eyes blinded by sin
I cannot tell them not to if I am joining in

There's nothing more that what you offer me
Yet I bind myself dwelling in my own self pity
For every battle I fight and win seems I lose so many more
Lord what can you use me for

Lord please restore me renew me again
Release me from this mess of sin that I am tangled in
The same prayer I said last night I recite again
How can I change throughout the day and at night want back in

I'm just a kid but that's my poor excuse my reason for subjecting my soul to this abuse
I wish to stop but know I'll be back again
I can't wait to see your face 'cause then there'll be no sin.