Changes
Artist: christofori
www.GodlyChristianMusic.com
*Note: This is a song AND 'tone poem' -- which includes spoken (not rapped..) verses. The intro section and choruses are to be sung.
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Intro (sang):

Things about life just seem destined to be changed,
(just) right when we're used to them being around.
Doesn't matter if you set schedules or keep everything arranged;
'cause life throws you a curve-ball that'll knock you to the ground!

Sometimes it's people you know [and've] come to love --
they could move out of your life before you'd even know!
Sometimes it's a meaningful place thought fondly of --
which could be replaced by an every-day drive-thru window!

Don't be caught off-guard as things change around you, though:
For in this world -- for now, that's just how things go.

It's just how things go.
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(but) Don't get discouraged when things don't end up just right,
When things get turned up-side down, just remember this advice:

"The winds of change will always blow -- day by day.
What will you do when they're heading your way?"

Verse One (spoken):
With the passive folk, won't a thing be done,
they'll let the winds blow just as they may;
"Ya' can't tame nature," says one...
another may say "It'll happen anyway!"

Well, perhaps preparation helps only so much;
for the passive this advice just seems due:
Follow after Jesus! Not any doubting, or some such!
Be expecting! Trust Him -- and God SHALL enrich you!

Chorus (sang):
I'll be walkin' 'round through life, on the inside of a bubble --
Saved by God's grace, and now I'm happilly singin' His praises!
Livin' life -- I've got no fear for ANY kind of trouble --
('cause) I'm clay in His hands: and thus I'm meant for changes!

Verse Two (spoken):
The bold people will stand to face whatever may come,
placing their trust in no other -- yet, last I checked:
NO ONE knew it all!... Just how someone could become
so sure of themself -- admittedly keeps me perplexed!

On one hand, as does the 'Good Book' decree:
'Trust God in all things, not in your own understanding!'
Meanwhile we're programmed to think and live "freely" --
all the while, they've been telling us how we're to be living!

Chorus (sang):
I'm just walkin' 'round through life, on the inside of a bubble --
Saved by God's grace, and now I'm happilly singin' His praises!
Livin' life -- I've got no fear for ANY kind of trouble --
('cause) I'm clay in His hands: and thus I'm meant for changes!

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guitar solo for 24 bars (includes modulation)
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Verse Three (spoken):
Ironically -- those who cannot seem to cope with change
really DO have faith; though they may think it's broken.
The problem, I'm afraid -- which I'll admit may sound strange:
these folks can't trust ANYONE (even themselves); how bleak a notion!

Issue avoidence might indeed postpone one's sorrows or pain,
but why would one dig to bury their head underground!?
Believe in and obey God, and I know you shall gain
freedom from sorrow -- trusting faith you'll have found!

Chorus (sang):
I'm just walkin' 'round through life, on the inside of a bubble --
Saved by God's grace, and now I'm happilly singin' His praises!
Livin' life -- I've got no fear for ANY kind of trouble --
('cause) I'm clay in His hands: and thus I'm meant for changes!

(remaining chorus repetitions more freely ad libbed)