Running On Empty (demo)

by dead raised to life

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This song is my testimony.
 Recorded on iPhone voice memos.

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The road was wide open ahead and behind. The shoulders of the road were as far as the line that was winding down the middle in a jagged divide. And i was going nowhere.
I could drive anywhere that i felt inclined. Entitled to things i did not deserve or provide. I was going nowhere i was empty inside.

Running on empty.
My hot-rod was fast.
Running on empty.
i thought it could last.
i was spinning my wheels.
Burning rubber and steel.
Peeling up gravel and dust.
On a tank filled with nothing.
Destruction chasing my heels.

Wicked eyes would penetrate me from inside the rear-view mirror hanging on the windshield as i tried to see behind the devil in the backseat. and i was going nowhere.
When in my headlights shown on a sign in the night. It was a dead-end sign. I knew I'd reached the end of the line. I was going nowhere. I was empty inside.

Running on empty.
My hot-rod was fast.
Running on empty.
i thought it could last.
i was spinning my wheels.
Burning rubber and steel.
Peeling up gravel and dust.
On a tank filled with nothing.
Destruction chasing my heels.

Out from my darkness i cried out to You.
In my desperation i knew only You could save me from this car wreck and clean up the road. Then pave a new one in light of the old. A road that would take me to the city of gold. in a vessel that was broken away from the mold.

i left it all behind. Groping for the wheel like the blind. No matter what i did i couldn't save my own life.
I pulled off the road and realized that i couldn't go any further.
All i could do was cry out to You and ask You to drive. I didn't know that You had already paid for my ride.
I was going nowhere i was empty inside.

Running on empty....

Now I'm alive and this time i am not going to drive. I have given the wheel to someone who is greater than i.
He drove me out of darkness into the light and i am going somewhere.

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released November 20, 2012

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dead raised to life New York, New York

Dead Raised To Life is the musical and artistic moniker of Sean Allen Fenn, a songwriter who came to faith in July 2010. Choosing to abandon the ambitions of his past, in favor of a life living for the God of Israel, Dead Raised To Life is making music about hope, faith, love, and doing the right thing. ... more

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