On Delivery (Live)

by Messenger

Released 2010
Indie
Released 2010
Indie
This is a live concert recording. It is an up close listen to the band as you would hear them live. Genuinely cutting edge guitar sounds and prolific musicianship shine throughout. Featured bass, guitar and keyboard solos are in extended versions.
  • 04:00 Lyrics
    Chained

    Chained

     

    Chained within this unreal world of rock ‘n’ roll fantasy

    The struggle goes on, what’s right - what’s wrong, confusion inside of me

    I put on my mask, I strut my stuff. I’m never really there.

    And people get hurt by the things I do, I never really care

     

    (Bridge)

    Rock ‘n’ roll was my way of life. Rock ‘n’ roll was my dream

    Rock ‘n’ roll had destroyed my life. Things just aren’t what they seem

    (Chorus)

     

    Chained, chained it just wouldn’t let me go

    Chained, chained somebody holds the key

    Chained, chained somebody has to know

    Chained, chained somebody rescue me

     

    V2. “There’s new life in the Spirit if Christ”, a friend of mine said to me

    “New life begins when you turn from your sins & the blood of Christ makes you free”

    I got on my knees and I cried to God,” Will you save me Lord?”

    Then I saw what I’d never seen I never knew I could afford

     

    (Bridge)  (Chorus)

     

    V3.There in the quiet, in the dark, God’s Spirit helped me see

     The evil things that I had done - I could blame nobody but me

    I searched my heart, I searched my mind. Oh God please make me clean!

    I got a new start I’m no longer blind I understand now what He means

  • 03:12 Lyrics
    Fear No Evil

    Fear No Evil

    V.1 - Walking in the city streets at night,

     it’s enough to give me a streak of fright

    To think somebody might come at me

     with a gun or a knife spill my blood and flee

    Why should I fear? The Lord is near. I have His might.

     And I stand for the right.

     

    Chorus

    I will fear no evil for the Lord is with me

    And in His hands I will always be

    It is by faith I can truly see

    I will fear no evil, for the Lord is with me

     

    V.2 – When I think that I’ve made an enemy

     and he wants to make life hard for me

    Or a demon spirit comes around

     casting doubts and fears without a sound

    Why should I fear? The Lord is near. I have His might.

     And I stand for the right.

    Chorus

    Bridge

    Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

    Though my enemies compass me about

    I’ll have no fear for the Lord gives me rest

    And in His closeness I’ll have no doubt!

  • 03:51
    Wallowing In the Mire
  • 03:41 Lyrics
    Let My People Go

    V.1 -   You hold them in bondage. you keep them as slaves

    You’ll stagger drunk tomorrow, but you’re rock stars today

    Your fans spread the word for you and you bang sounds in their heads

    You ask for their love but their money you want instead

    They worship you as gods and they follow in your way

    They’ve learned your evil words and rebels they will stay.

     And I say to you,

    Chorus

    Let my people go. Let my people go. Let my people go

     

    V.2 -   You sit behind your big oak desk with ‘Producer’ on your door

    You sign their names as if in blood and continue to ask for more

    With dollar signs in your eyes you push them, drive them far

    You become the thing they sing against,

     And that’s what makes a star

    And I say to you,

    Chorus

    Bridge

    And the Lord spake unto Moses “Go in unto Pharaoh and say unto him,

     ‘Thus saith the Lord, ‘Let my people that they may serve me.”

     

    V.3 – You draw them in with sugar and them you give them salt

    You say you know what life is for but devil I know that’s not all

    They follow you blindly from behind the gates of hell

    I’m knocking at that door Jesus said it can’t prevail

    And I’m telling you – devil!

  • 03:38
    Bright and Morning Star
  • 04:03 Lyrics
    The Risen Christ

    The Risen Christ

    I’m John on the Isle of Patmos, I was exiled here

    I’ve lived in the sufferings of my Lord and He knows every tear

    I walked with Him and I heard his words and I know what He said

    He’s the Son of God; He’s the Lord of Life who rose from the dead

    V 2.  They mocked Him, they smacked Him, they pulled out His beard

    They laughed at Him as He spoke the truth. ‘Crucify Him’ they sneered.

    They slashed His back, crowned His head with thorns.
     They nailed Him to the tree.

    And though He died, He was raised again like He said He would be.

    Chorus
    He is the Risen Christ, who carried paradise to be with Him on high,
     Him who is glorified.

    He’s the Lord, He is God Almighty Jesus
    He’s the Lord, He is God Almighty Jesus

    V 3.   
    I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day when it came to pass

    Said a voice behind me ‘I am Alpha & Omega, the First & the Last’

    I turned to see who spoke to me with a voice like the sea.

    With eyes of fire, shining like the sun, I knew he must be,

    Chorus - Bridge

    I didn’t know when I’d see Him again, when I saw Him I knew right then.

    This was God the Creator of man. I fell to my face I could no longer stand

  • 03:33 Lyrics
    Rulemaker

    Rulemaker

     Pharisees and Sadducees made rules that burden men

    Christian leaders do it still today

    Christ had come to chastise some and show the love of God.

    Those leaders heard Him say 

    Chorus

    Rule Maker – You love the role you play

    You Faker – Ignoring your own sin

    Soul Breaker – You stand in heaven’s doorway

    You don’t enter and you won’t let me in 

    V2

    Time will tell as hearts will fail when fear overcomes men

    Did our leaders tell us what is true?

    Christ has said ‘Now do not dread. I’ve overcome the world.

    Or will they just blame you 

    Chorus 

    Bridge

    Am I going to hell?        Tell me can you tell? 

    I followed all your rules.        Now you look like fools!

  • 04:22
    The Rapture (Extended)
  • 04:04
    So Good (Extended)
  • 04:44
    Don't Shoot the Messenger
  • 05:37 Story
    King of Kings (Extended)
NOTES
Messenger LIVE!! The live performance is captured as pure as it gets. The rhythms, the solos, the vocals all stand out as these excellent musicians' art is on display. It's big sound with a lot of courage in the message and in the delivery. Four new songs are heard for the first time; the single release Rulemaker (download here free of charge), the anthem Let My People Go, the big cruncher The Risen Christ and …
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