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A contemporary Christian music group.  Despite the associations with this, they have written some songs with rather insightful and clever lyrics.  (In AlexChurchill's opinion, the first two albums "Going Public" and "Take Me To Your Leader" have the best words.)  There's a quote from "Spirit Thing" on HolySpirit.  A Google search for "newsboys lyrics" turns up quite a few sites that will list the words to a lot of songs, but most of these sites appear to have huge amounts of popunders etc.

Here are the lyrics to a couple of the more powerful songs.

One assumes that you have permission to reproduce these lyrics here, of course.
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Let It Go


You are waiting on a beach 
For a healing word to come
Maybe an apology in a bottle
Maybe a flare that says, "I'm sorry."
And the hurting leaves you numb...

Will you forgive?
Will you forget?
Will you live what you know?
He left his rights 
Will you leave yours?
You don't understand it
Let it go

You are waiting on a beach
This is where the east meets west
And as another sun sets on your anger
The darkness laughs, as the wound destroys
And it turns your prayers to noise

Will you forgive?
Will you forget?
Will you live what you know?
He left his rights
Will you leave yours?
You won't understand it 
Let it go

This bitterness you hide
It seeps into your soul
And it steals your joy
'til it's all you know
Let it go, let it go...


Will you forgive?
Will you forget?
Will you live what you know?
Beneath the cross
You hear His words,
"Father, forgive them,"
And you know
You can't understand it
Let it go



Lights Out


last one turns the lights out, and
makes sure every curtain's drawn
nails the shutters shut, he's sure
we are not of this world for long
who do you think you are?
did you figure out the date?
what do you hope to do
while you sit around and wait, wait, wait?

last one turns the lights out, and
disconnects the answer-phone
stuffs all sense of mission, says
"I just can't turn the tide alone"
who do you think you are?
did you figure out the time?
what do you hope to do
while you hide out and whine, whine, whine...

DON'T GO SHUTTIN' DOWN
'TIL THE TRUMPET SOUNDS
AND THE BATTLE IS WON
DON'T GO PUNCHIN' OUT
'TIL THE FINAL SHOUT
AND THE FATHER SAYS, "WELL DONE"

last one turns the light out, and
just keeps playing dumb
these were his instructions, he's
not sure where he got 'em from
why do you wanna hide
in a separate class?
why do you buy the lie
of a faith under glass, glass, glass...


last one shoots the lights out, and
heads up to the top of the roof
he's staying there till the second coming
says he's got mathematical proof
who do you think you are?
did you figure out the date?
what do you hope to do
while you sit around and wait, wait, wait?



When You Called My Name


I want to preach the Word, they want massages
I check chapter and verse, they check their watches
I spy another yawn, I might as well be gone
Let's stand and say "amen"

Some days I must admit I still don't get this
Could be it's time to quit when days get like this
I slip into the night then stumble towards the light
Wake up and try again

  Chorus:
When You called my name
I didn't know how far the calling went
When You called my name
I didn't know what that word really meant

When I recall Your call I feel so small
When I recall Your call I feel so small

Could be I'm losing touch, could be they don't care
Lord knows I don't know much, Lord knows I've been there
I trip toward my retreat, I fall down at Your feet
Get up and try again

When You called my name 
I didn't know how far the calling went
When You called my name 
I didn't know what that word really meant

When I recall Your call I feel so small
Lord what did You see when You called out for me
I start losing heart 
And then 
It comes again:
Lifted from despair by the prayers of someone
Lifted from despair by the prayers of someone

 Repeat Chorus



Other good ones are:

[If The Truth Be Known]

[Shine]

[Take Me To Your Leader] - very *clever* words, anyway...



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