THE VERY FIRST

by Griffin Kelp

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James Lynn Miller Adventurous. Eclectic. Griffin lets his musical mind wander while still putting together a cohesiection. Favorite track: KING OF THE CASTLE.
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THE VERY FIRST is the story of a man going out and coming home again, learning, forgetting, finding contentment, relishing in half-loves (to soon forget them), and finally, marinating in the contentment brought only by the knowledge that God is good. The man selfishly builds a throne for himself and allows it to be destroyed time and time again, with varying completion and intensity, ultimately finding rest, his home.

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released August 13, 2011

Artwork by Ryan Weaver, Photography by Jordan Bellamy

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Track Name: KING OF THE CASTLE
This is where it starts-
the battle in my heart.
I know where it goes.
I've got all the notes.

I am the king of this castle
(I sing myself a tune)
I will build myself a chair
(You lyres (liars) and you lutes)
Shining gold and sparkling diamonds
(Pluck your strings for me)
Anywhere and everywhere (And make me happy)
Track Name: TECHNOPLAY
This silver and this gold
it is getting old
everyone gather 'round
listen to the sound
of my perfect voice
and play with all my toys
but never without me
never without me
Track Name: MMM
"MMM"
Track Name: DOWN DOWN
All thrones men crumble to the ground
Down down down
Down down
Down down
Down down
Down down down

Made gold made false hope and its gone
Gone gone
Gone gone
Gone gone
Gone gone gone

Trarry I shall no more
No more
No more
No more
No more

Nothin new under the sun
when it rises sets and then comes back again
Hammer stone, hammer stone
Crumble throne, Crumble throne
Track Name: COWPER'S FOUNTAIN
There is a fountain filled with blood
drawn from Emmanuel’s veins;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
lose all their guilty stains.

Lose all their guilty stains,
lose all their guilty stains;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
lose all their guilty stains.

When this poor lisping, stammering tongue
lies silent in the grave.
Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
I’ll sing Thy power to save.

I’ll sing Thy power to save
I’ll sing Thy power to save.
Then in a nobler, sweeter song,
I’ll sing Thy power to save.

The dying thief rejoiced to see
that fountain in his day;
And there have I, though vile as he,
washed all my sins away.

Washed all my sins away,
washed all my sins away;
And there have I, though vile as he,
washed all my sins away.
Track Name: ST. ANTHONY
What makes you think
that I have to bring
songs that are greater
than St. Anthony's?

A work of art
so fresh and free
with these old songs
and rusty strings

I feel the pull
away from home
I feel the pull
to build this throne

What makes you think
that I have to bring
songs that are greater
than St. Anthony's?

I feel the pull
away from home
I feel the pull away
I feel the pull
away from home
I feel the pull
to build this throne
Track Name: HYMN FOR A DARK NIGHT
When my salt had lost its taste
passion and all love erased
darkest night and empty day
my Savior finds me there

When of gold I make a crown
and idol of a happy sound
dissonance and hollow ground
my Savior finds me there

Oh the joy that Jesus brings
sweet paradox at Calvary
A smile from a holy tree
my Savior bled and died for me

Older wineskins to replace
broken glasses filled with grace
land where I can see your face
my Savior guide me there
my Savior guide me there
my Savior guide me there
Track Name: COME HOME
Darling, please come home now
Track Name: JEGAR SAHADUTHA
All the guns
and all the hate
and all the war
it's over soon now

All the sons
and all the daughters
they're coming home now

La da da!
La da da!
La da da!
La da da da!

Bring your sticks
but drop your stones
and be the change
you want in your home

La da da!
La da da!
La da da!
La da da da!
Track Name: ISU ATCHA HEY
Isu Atcha Hey
Isu Atcha Hey
Isu Atcha Hey
Atcha Hey
Haem-Ko!