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Against The Grain

Artist: Altar Boys


Songs on "Against The Grain" Album

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Against The Grain - View Against The Grain Lyrics
Count On Love - View Count On Love Lyrics
Fallen World - View Fallen World Lyrics
Hearts Lost In Nowhere - View Hearts Lost In Nowhere Lyrics
Human Sound - View Human Sound Lyrics
Kids Are On The Run - View Kids Are On The Run Lyrics
Shout Louder - View Shout Louder Lyrics
Take Control - View Take Control Lyrics
Where's The New World - View Where's The New World Lyrics


Against The Grain Lyrics

Words and Music by Mike Stand and Ric Alba

Talk is cheap

What kind of mess do we have here?
Right is wrong and right just isn't clear
Where's the compassion in people's lives today?
We want to bring them in, but we push them all away

Should we stand for mediocrity?
What do we mean by Christianity?
We throw our words around thinking we're doing great
Love is what we need, it goes against the grain it goes!

Against the grain!

Chorus:
With all we think we know
I would rather go!!!
Against the grain!!!

Some say screaming is all you have to do
But I say that's a lie that I can see right thru
Words mean nothing until you show you care
Look them in the eye, You know there's something there

What kind of mess do we have here?
Wrong is right and right just isn't clear
If you want to be a rebel, well maybe now's the time
To understand the truth and throw down all the lies
And go

Chorus

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Count On Love Lyrics

Words and Music by Mike Stand

What else can we count on?

Here it comes again
Man it comes again, oh yea
Those seasons of change
Oh, how I hate to change, yea
Well it grabs you by the throat
Throws you down and squeezes slow, let go!
Times of trouble, times of pain
I wish that life would stay the same, but I know
I know!

Chorus 1:
When darkness comes
You can count on love
To take you thru it all
You can count on love
Love won't let you down
I'm telling you right now
You can count on love

That's the way life is
You go from that to this
Hit and miss!
No one said it would be easy
No one said you'd never feel the pain
From being pushed and kicked around
By all the things that drag you down yea
Yet, this ray of hope I see is always
Shining down on me shine on me
Shine on me!

Chorus 2:
When darkness comes
You can count on love
To take you thru it all
You can count on love
Love won't let you down
I'm telling you right now
You can count on love

No matter what they say
You can count on love
You know it's here to stay
You can count on love
There's a reason for everything
When it comes right down you see
You can count on love, You can count on love!

Here it comes again, man it comes again
Come on!!
This time I'm gonna take it
It's gonna be a fight
I'll tell you again and again and again!

Chorus 2

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Fallen World Lyrics

Words and Music by Mike Stand

There's a reality of the way it should be and a reality of the way it is.

Looking out from my window
Staring out as the world goes
Is this the way life is supposed to be?
Gangs in the street are fighting
Some people think living is dying
An innocent life lets out a scream

Chorus:
This isn't the way life was supposed to be
It wasn't like this in the beginning
This isn't the way life was supposed to be
A world cries and in these eyes I see
A fallen world falling around me

Out here people are hating
Down the street someine is praying
Some shake their fists in agony
Crying out to the creator
It's gotta change sooner or later
But, things just seem to stay the same

Chorus

Looking out from my window
Staring out as the world goes
Trying to figure out in my mind
Why can't we start living in the hope that God's giving
The hope our hearts were meant to find

Chorus

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Hearts Lost In Nowhere Lyrics

Words and Music by Mike Stand

A tear falls now

When you were a boy they said you were no good
Yea you tried and tried, but it never was enough
Now with all this on your head I'm not surprised
At the hate and pain showing in your eyes
You're a victim!

And when they start to shove you always shove right back
Anyway to ease the pressure, you attack!
Yea it seems to satisfy a need
It's a hunger that you just got to feed
You're a victim!

Chorus:
Hearts lost in nowhere

It's a real drag standing all alone
When you get to sleep it's the only rest you know
And you wake up with that ringing in your head
To the same old life, the same old way you live
You're a victim of a

Chorus

And this preacher's telling you You must be saved
And you cry out Hey, how do you know what's right for me?
But you heart is telling you, could it be?
That there is someone who really cares for me?
God cares! God cares about your

Chorus

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Human Sound Lyrics

Words and Music by Ric Alba

She waited and waited for a chance to tell them...

Listen - there's a mockingbird singing everyone's song
Listen - to the mockingbird singing
Everyone's song but yours
Your not saying much anymore

Chorus:
Did they understand
What you were trying to say to them?
Should they know why you turned and ran?
Tell me what you mean
Is the human sound just a scream?

Standing - in an ocean of people
Talking just to themselves
They're not saying much to nobody else.

Chorus:
All that they can make
The very same sound that babies make
They very first time that they awake
Who knows what they mean?
Is the human sound just a scream?

Bridge:
Tell me what you mean
When you fell down to the floor
Just what you were sreaming for
For someone to listen - here
Whisper something in my ear
Tell me something and I'll understand

Listen - they're all afraid of the first word
But they all want the last word
Cause they can't say what they mean
Is the human sound just a scream?

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Kids Are On The Run Lyrics

Words and Music by Mike Stand

To the Bloods, Crips, 5th street gang, etc...you are loved.

In a rage they stand
In a world gone mad
Tight fisted lives of heartache
Living in this land
In their worn out jeans
With holes in the knees
All the battles fought in empty lots we've never seen

Chorus:
How many lives will be lost
How many lives will be won
Cause the kids are on the run

And all the planned out schemes
And video machines
Running through the night
Chasing another dead end dream
And all the idle time that just passed by
They're unaware of the damage done
The think they'll never, never, never die!

Chorus

Bridge:
They're reaching out for something
This world cannot give
and they're lashing out in anger
Cause deep inside they want to live
God the kids just want to live! live!

Has the script been read?
Does the kid lie dead?
To survive they do what they can just to stay ahead
And the tragedy isn't hard to see
The kids are just reflections
Of everything they hear and everything they see

How many lives will be lost?
How many lives will be lost?
Tell me!
Cause the kids are on the run
The kids are on the run

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Shout Louder Lyrics

Words and Music by Mike Stand

Bigger hearts, smaller mouths

Rebels attention, can you hear me?
Man, we've got to take this message out in the streets
(And not necessarily with a megaphone)
In this wilderness our voices(hearts) must be heard
With everything we've got to be a light in this world

Rebels attention, do you hear me?
It's not easy I know, but you've got to stand with me
I've too many people fallen to the lies
The truth has to come from you and I

Chorus:
We've got to shout louder! louder!
Louder than the world!
Shout it straight from your hearts(key word here)
Give it to them all you've got shout it!

Hey rebels attention you can hear me
All the fired out brains and kids without names
get to me.
I see them lying there in the city morgue
Mom and Dad's wondering what went wrong?!

Hey rebels I'm pleading you can hear me!
The way we live the way we love is everything
So what if I memorized every verse(Bible or song verse)

Chorus

Shout it! Make actions scream
Shout it! What this world needs
Shout it! Stick to your guns
Cause from our hearts (then) form our lungs.

Chorus

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Take Control Lyrics

Words and Music by Mike Stand

I found this song under some newspapers in the garage. It's only GLM and I like it.

Well I dig songs that really make me move
With drums in that back beat hitting the groove
And we're gonna take control, gut level rock 'n roll.
Yea, I dig the sound I get from my guitar
I'll make it scream, I'll make it roar
And we're gonna take control, gut level rock 'n roll.

The beat is coming is coming on strong and it's alright
Interactive human response
We get intense and drive and punch, we get up and go

Well we don't like those things that drag us down
You know what I'm saying what I'm talking about
And we're gonna take control, gut level rock 'n roll.
It's time to call alive buddy open your ears
Take a look at your heart can you hear?
Listen hear!
And we're gonna take control, gut level rock 'n roll.
And the beat is coming is coming on strong and it's alright
With a blast from electric guitar
I thrash out a chord from this board

We don't take no for an answer
And we will never settle down
And if the music gets any faster
You'll always know what we're talking about!
Someone told us boys now you've got to calm down
We said listen man you can't stop us now
And we're gonna take control, gut level rock 'n roll.
Cause when we get going we can't stop
With a fire in our heart and the truth in our gut
And we're gonna take control, gut level rock 'n roll.

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Where's The New World Lyrics

Words and Music Ric Alba and Mike Stand

A broken cross appears in the rockets' red glare

On a ship we came
Every mother, child and father
Thru the wind and rain
We almost died looking for the New World
The place our hearts were longing for
No one to push us down no more

On a midnight ride
We yelled in the streets the British are coming
But we still survived
we saw a nation born
In God we trust was the cry of our nation
For every future generation

Chorus:
But when I look around today
Things just aren't that way
Now I just stand and cry
Where's the New World?

There's a lady who stands
At the open gate, she shows the way
With a torch in her hand
For the tired and poor, the huddled masses
Welcome to the land of the free
Made for you -- made for me

Chorus

Bridge:
When you go to school don't wear a cross
No pictures of Jesus on the Christmas card
Don't take your Bible to school
Don't let the children pray, it's against the rules

Chorus
If that's the way it's gonna be
Don't tell us we're free
Someone please tell me please
Where's the New World?

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