Uncut Stones

 
 

Lyrics

Lay My Burden Down

Arranged by Daniel Browning

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah

When I lay my burden down

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah

When I lay my burden down

 

All my troubles will be over

When I lay my burden down

All my troubles will be over 

When I lay my burden down

 

No more trials or tribulations

When I lay my burden down

There’s only joy and jubilation

When I lay my burden down

 

You Are

Music and Lyrics by Daniel Browning

Verse 1:

I long for your presence, like the desert waits for rain

I wait for your spirit, on my knees I call your name

 

Pre-Chorus:

It’s in you that I find rest, every moment of every day

In the shadow of your wings is the place that I can sing

 

Chorus:

You are holy, you are faithful

You rescue me when I fall to my knees

You are mighty, you are righteous

You’re the ancient of days, I will give all my praise to you

 

Verse 2: 

I’m here in this moment, you are changing who I am

Take out this old heart, for one that’s never sinned

 

Bridge:

I’m aiming for your heart

With the arrows of my faith

I am running after you

Till I see you face to face

 

Let It Be Me

Music and Lyrics by Daniel Browning

 

Verse 1:

Who would slay Goliath if David wasn’t there

Who would lead your people if Moses didn’t care

What if Mary said, she wouldn’t be the one

What if Peter never ever followed the son

 

Chorus:

Let it be me, who rises when you call

Let it be me, I will praise you even more

Let it be me, yeah, yeah, yeah. 

Let it be me, yeah, yeah, yeah

 

Post Chorus:

I’m standing on this mountain, crying out your name

Singing to my savior, singing to my King

Let it be me

 

Verse 2:

Would you touch his garment looking to be healed

Would you stand for Jesus if a stranger was near

When the offering’s passed do you pass it right on by

Or do you dig down deep, yeah, deep inside

 

Where Can I Go (Psalms 139)

Music and Lyrics by Daniel Browning

 

Verse 1:

If I rise on the wings of dawn

Or settle down on the far side of the sea

There your hand will guide me

If I hide in darkness

And the light becomes night all around me

To you it shines like the day

 

Chorus:

Where can I go from your spirit

Where can I hide from your presence

You are everywhere, everywhere that I want to be

 

Verse 2:

In my mothers womb

I was beautifully, wonderfully made

That’s when you first knew me

All my days were written

In your book, before one came to be

How precious you are to me

 

Beautiful Mystery

Music and Lyrics by Daniel Browning

 

Verse 1:

How can I stand before you without the blood to hide my shame

And when I sin against you,

Lord it is you who takes my pain

 

Pre-Chorus: 

What words on earth could describe

How I feel inside

For in my darkest hour

You were there for me

Chorus:

What a beautiful mystery, how you gave your life for me

The chains of sin now fall at my feet, what a beautiful mystery

What a beautiful mystery, like a sunset on raging seas

All I’ve done and your still loving me, what a beautiful mystery

 

Bridge:

No eye has seen, no ear has heard

No mind has conceived what the Lord has prepared

 

 

I Am Free

Music and Lyrics by Daniel Browning

 

Verse 1:

I walk to the cross, and I lay down my life

I leave all my burdens and my yoke becomes light

As my nights become day, I can see a new light

Though once I was blind, now I have sight

 

Chorus:

I am free, in this life I have found

I am free, in this joy that abounds

I am free, when I come to the cross

You paid the price as a sacrifice

I am no longer lost

 

Verse 2:

Why are we standing, we should all be on our knees

The one who created all things is standing here with me

As this day comes to an end, I know that I have gave my life

To the one who created all things, 

The one who rules my life

 

We Will Rise Up

Music and Lyrics by Daniel Browning

 

Verse:

Your people going out into this world

Raise a banner high for all to see

One nation lifting up a song of praise

No power will stand as we life up your name

 

Chorus:

We will rise up

Even if our bones are crushed

We will rise up

We are the children of the cross

We will rise up

Even if our bones are crushed

We will rise up

We are searching out the lost

 

Bridge:

We are the light of the world

We are the light of the world

We are the light of the world

We are the light of the world

 

 

It’s Time

Music and Lyrics by Daniel Browning

 

Verse 1:

Battered and bruised, forgotten and mistreated

They didn’t choose this life they were given, a life without hope

 

Pre-Chorus:

Rise up, rise up today

Rise up, rise up and say

 

Chorus:

It’s time for us to stand for the broken

Look into their eyes we are all God’s children

It’s time for us to speak the unspoken

Just say the word and we can free them

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh

 

Verse 2:

Tattered and torn, abandoned and rejected

Children of this world with no hope for a future, no hope for a life.

 

 

 

Lifting My Prayers

Music and Lyrics by Daniel Browning

 

Verse 1:

I get so close to you each day, I need your touch

Lifting my hands to you in praise, I need so much

 

Chorus:

Lifting my prayers to you,

I lay it all down at your feet oh God

Lifting my prayers to you

You’re holding me close, never letting me go

 

Verse 2:

I need you more than life itself, I need you more

When I’m in prayer you fill me up, I need you more

 

Bridge:

I need your mercy, your peace, love and grace

You welcome me in to your secret place

 

 

Amazing Grace

Amazing grace how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost but now am found

Was blind but now I see

 

When we’ve been there ten thousand years

Bright shining as the sun

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we first begun

 

 

Faithful To Me

Music and Lyrics by Daniel Browning

 

Chorus: 

You are there when I need you and always

When the storms of life prevail in me

You are here with my always forever

When the storms of life prevail in me

You’re faithful to me

 

Verse 1:

I’m constantly struggling the battles within

Fighting to keep them away

At times I may feel that I may never win

You are my hold and my strength

 

Bridge: 

Away, away, Lord take it away

Away, away, Lord take it away

 

Verse 2:

I’m no longer bound by the powers of sin, 

Saved by your mercy and grace

At times I am weak and I’m prone to give in

Rescue me now from this place

 

Bridge 2:

Away, away, Lord take me away

Away, away, Lord take me away

 

End:

Faithful, faithful, you’re faithful to me

Faithful, faithful, you’re faithful to me

Faithful, faithful, you’re faithful to me

Faithful, faithful, you’re faithful to me

 

 

If My Words Could Sing (Instrumental)

Written and performed by Daniel Browning

 

 

Special Guests on 'We Will Rise Up':

Will McFarlane: Electric & slide guitar on Lay My Burden Down

Joe and Jane Burgio: Harmonies on I Am Free, We Will Rise Up, Let It Be Me

Alexandria Burgio: Violin on Where Can I Go (Psalms 139)

Aimee Reid-Sych: Piano on Where Can I Go (Psalms 139), Harmonies on I Am Free, We Will Rise Up, Let It Be Me

Nathan Salter: Organ on I Am Free

Robert Meyer (Bobby) and Alyssa Browning: Kids choir on It’s Time

Band:

Daniel Browning: Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar, harmonies, synth guitar

Melanie Browning: Lead vocals, Harmonies

Aaron Greenwald: Bass

Aaron Blackmon: Drums, piano on It’s Time

Chris Deci: Acoustic guitar

 

Special Thanks to:

First and foremost we want to thank God for allowing us to do and finish this project. 

To my wife Melanie; thank you for putting up with my addiction to guitar pedals and guitars, but mostly guitar pedals. Seriously though; you are awesome! I am so thankful that God has put us together and that I can call you my best friend. I can’t imagine me doing any of this if it wasn’t for your support and your amazing voice. It’s hard to sum up everything you mean to me on the inside of a CD, but I tried. Thank you to my kids Alyssa and Andrew (aka Shotgun Browning); I am thankful that God gave me such awesome kids like you. 

Special thanks to Will McFarlane for making time to play on our album. Thank you to the Burgio family for brining your special talents. Aimee Sych, words cannot describe how important you have become to us. Thank you for everything you do for us. Nate the Great! I am so glad we were able to have you play on this album. You mean more to me than you know. To my fellow band members; Aaron Greenwald, Aaron Blackmon, Chris Deci, you guys are the finest musicians I have ever had the joy of playing along with. Are we ready for our second album yet? To my Dad and Mom; Dan and Linda Browning, thank you for my first guitar, especially to my Dad for inspiring me to become great. 

A big thank you to: 

Alan Dusel and Mike Etherington - Starfields Studio Productions, Kurt Coffed, Bill Karczewski, Tabitha Retzer, Nick Sardynski for the painting for our EP, Debbie Meier, Tammy Young, Tom from Sports Wear Promotions for album artwork, and to all our fans who have supported us through the years. 

From Melanie: thank you to my Dad and Mom; Mark and Shirley Karczewski, for always being there for me. Thank you for all the support along the way and being at our shows.