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 About This Project

Child Faith is the latest self produced album by The Crossing Crew. Track one is "Running All The Time,"  an earthy back and forth between southern roots guitar work and slightly gritty vocals. Horns are a distant reminder of our temporary freedom from an inevitable future, we choose each day how we greet that future.

"Teach Your Children Well" encourages parents to be a shining example for their kids; making the love of God about life and a not just something people do in church.

The song "Riptide Wrangler" is a stylistic departure for The Crossing Crew, with a slow raegae-esque mood for dealing with that riptide tugging at our faith.

 

The lyrics and arrangement on "Gonna Be Fine" are reminiscent of a summer camp sing-along around a bonfire by the lake. Vocals by James Paul meet that moment.

"Early Risers Anthem"  was a melody born one morning when James Paul had a little too much coffee. 

The next tune is for the rest of us who do not naturally have a "Heart Of Gold" but are working at it. The album theme "Child Faith" is constant here as with the other songs. Harmonies  and horns make this song one of the more dynamic tunes here.

After listening to this point, it is clear this is not worship music, religious music, or gospel music. These songs don't seem to fit the typical contemporary christian music formula. The Crossing Crew is creating everyday songs in Folk, Indie Folk, Folk Rock, Americana, with a little country and blues mixed in.

 

This is not church music. These songs speak more to someone living each day of the week as if there is a God. The lyrics come from experience, saying hey, if you do believe, excel in the basics, living an uncomplicated, child like faith.

"Say You Say Why" a response to a close one who believes in God but was doubting his faith.

"Writing On The Wall" deals with illness and dying in a way only someone with Child Faith could relate to.

Finally, 'Racing Angels Home" is that innocent Child Faith in action, overcoming fear along the way.

Additional Child Faith Song Notes....

"Teach Your Children Well"...note to my younger self.

"Running All The Time"..note from the younger me.

"Riptide Wrangler"... nothing to do with blue jeans.

"Gonna Be Fine"... are we?

"Early Risers Anthem"... it is time for us early risers to unite and be understood!

"Heart of Gold"... I wish!

'Say You Say Why"... for the doubting one

"Writing On The Wall"...why me?

"Five and Dime"... yum

"Racing Angels Home"...as real as words can say

 

 

 

Stream "Child Faith" on Spotify 

Running

I can't be running all the time

I can't be running all the time

no one could ever know

these holes worn in my soul

dust to dust is all I ever be

 

life was taking me for a ride

worn down, chaffed by my steel pride

circled back and kept coming up dry

and then the white horse rider saved me

I won't be running all the time, no sir

I won't be running all the time, you see

we all struggle alone

only when we let go

life to life we be what we can be

 

I can't be running all the time

I can't be running all the time

no one could ever know

these holes worn in my soul

dust to dust is all I ever be

 

dark side took me for a ride

one by one, hurt those by my side

circled back this fool kept asking why

and then the white horse rider saved me

 

I won't be running all the time, no sir

I won't be running all the time, you see

we all struggle alone

only when we let go

life to life we be what we can be

copyright 2019 James Paul Moravec

Teach Your Children Well

teach your children well

know more of God than they hear on the radio

wise man stories tell

fools judge God as if the truth they know

 

gossip overspill, let your words be honey and tell no lies

angers bitter pill, give more than you get, feel good inside

 

Reach the better you 

build others up don’t fight those who disagree

haters hate love too

Love conquers all don’t get caught up in between

 

gossip overspill, let your words be honey and tell no lies

angers bitter pill, give more than you get, feel good inside

teach your children well

know more of God than they hear on the radio

build others up, lift them up

James Paul Moravec c2019

Riptide Wrangler

oh oh, oh, hanging tight now

oh, oh oh, save me somehow

 

I can’t be sold, I won’t be told to give it up

I'm hanging to the solid rock

ain’t no Riptide gonna pull me away

 

oh oh, oh, hanging tight now

oh, oh oh, save me somehow

 

I may let go, only when I know to give it up

and if I fail, and lose my grip

you will save me from the undertow

 

Oh oh, oh, hanging tight now

Oh, oh oh, save me somehow

James Paul Moravec c2019

Gonna Be Fine

so now is the time, we gonna be fine

show me a sign, we gonna be fine

Im giving you my time today

to clear my busy head

now I can't see

beyond sunday morning

change is coming

never be a warning

we gonna live it day by day

 

so now is the time

we gonna be fine

show me a sign

we gonna be fine

 

you give me life beyond today

and clear my busy head

you always see

beyond Sunday morning

change is coming

never be a warning

we gonna live it day by day

peace flowing, we are going

faith is growing life has just begun

little faith man, simple life plan

faith is steady till the journey done

copyright 2019 James Paul Moravec

Heart Of Gold

these are the simple things that I know

gotta, give a lot and let the little things go

sometimes stand back while tempers blow

and see me working for that heart of gold

 

now ends the child play

until that better day we

become the son of man

and when things are looking bleak

turn the other cheek, build others up

the race we ran

 

these are the simple things that purify me

heres to, blameless hope and charity

driving towards the day we believe

gonna grab it today we are free

 

now ends the child play until that better day

we, become the son of man

and when things are looking bleak

turn the other cheek, build others up

the race we ran

copyright 2019 James Paul Moravec

Say You Say Why

all I can say is don't live a lie

defer to the giver of life, and maker of good things

and your worries will all fade away

when your hope is set on things, greater than this life

 

say you say why, people of God are no better than me or you

when we live by grace, he forgives us and a little of his love breaks through

 

you feel you were let down, they set you aside

cannot force the hand of God, to fix our broken world

it is not what we touch, doubting what we know

comfort in our current pain, hope for tomorrow

 

say you say why, people of God are no better than me or you

when we live by grace, he forgives us and a little his love breaks through

James Paul Moravec c2019

Writing On The Wall

I see the writing on the wall

and it hurts me so

the truth can be hard to take

as we all know

I see the writing on the wall

and this change is big

gonna take the ground

right out from our feet

 

just with go with it

let the current carry you through

just with go with it

may the peace of God be with you

 

We asked God

to make my cancer go away

a true miracle

gone unto this day

I don't know why

he did not heal you

strong to the end

now we miss you

 

just with go with it

let faith and hope carry you through

just with go with it

may the peace of God be with you

 

just with go with it

like a child faith carry you through

just with go with it

may the peace of God be with you

you see the writing on the wall

and it hurts you so

the truth can be hard to take

as we all know

you see the writing on the wall

and this change is big

gonna take the ground

right out from our feet

just with go with it

let faith and hope carry you through

just with go with it

may the peace of God be with you

like a child faith will carry you

God will ease your suffering today

peace forever is waiting for you

no more pain just moments away

copyright 2019 James Paul Moravec

Five and Dime

in another time on a Saturday

our five and dime got a quarter pay

hey little Pixy Stix

we''ll get Good and Plenty

lay it all down for

some Sugar Babies

 

and Oh Henry he was a jaw breaker

Hot Tamales for the Jolly Rancher

Mr Freeze melted Atomic Fire Ball

Cracker Jack stuck to the Tootsie Roll

 

in another time on a Saturday

our five and dime got a quarter pay

hey little Pixy Stix

we''ll get Good and Plenty

lay it all down for

some Sugar Babies

 

Sweet Tarts for my favorite Jelly Bean

Butterfinger, check my mood ring

Salt Water Taffy for a few Chuckles 

I'm Animal Crackers for those Raisinettes

 

in another time on a Saturday

our five and dime got a quarter pay

hey little Pixy Stix

we''ll get Good and Plenty

lay it all down for

some Sugar Babies

 

Starburst and your little Candy Buttons

or a Moon Pie and a soda pop

Junior Mints a hand full of M&Ms

an ice cream cone with sprinkles on top

copyright 2019 James Paul Moravec

Racing Angels Home

Years ago, I walked the streets of our little town

and raced each cone of light that was shining down

 

I chased my growing feet so scared and alone

but I always felt safe, I always felt safe when I got home

 

when winter came, cast a blanket of white

deafening silence of snow falling down

peaceful as it was, I fled the night

 

frost formed, with each hurried breath

fear filled feet found friendly ground

racing angels to the corner light

 

I chased my growing feet so scared and alone

but I always felt safe, I always felt safe when I got home

I always felt safe when I got home

mother was waiting for me when i got home

mother was waiting, she was waiting when I got home

copyright 2019 James Paul Moravec

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