LYRICS + CREDITS

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for Ready, Set, Become…

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mike Ofca at Innovation Studios in Steubenville, Ohio. Produced by Mike Ofca and Kevin Heider.

Artwork + digital booklet designed by Kevin Heider.

All songs written by Kevin Heider (SESAC).

© Copyright 2011 by Kevin Heider

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1. Hold Me

Kevin Heider: vocals, acoustic guitars 1, 2, & 3, pants (shaker)
Andrea Thomas: background vocals

Lyrics: It’s 4 o’clock in the morning, and time is dragging on. She’s wide-eyed and wishing and waiting for the dawn to break. She’s aware their situation isn’t quite ideal. She’s troubling herself on how he’s gonna feel about it. She prays to God, “I love, I love You. I love, I love You. Pleas, hold me now.” As morning breaks she’s still wondering what to do. Should she tell him now, or wait till things improve in time? He wakes up and kisses his beautiful wife. He sees that she’s crying. “Is everything alright?” he asks her. She says to him, “I love, I love you. I love, I love you. I love, I love you. I love, I love you. Please, hold me now. Please, hold me now.


2. Brother Jeremy

Kevin Heider: vocals, acoustic guitars 1, 2, & 3, cajon, tambourine
Mike Ofca: electric guitars 1 & 2
Andrea Thomas: background vocals

Lyrics: Jesus, I need to know if you’ve got the time. ‘Cause I need some help for a dear friend of mine. For whatever reason, he’s feeling dead. He feels like he’s fallen way in over his head. Jesus, please make haste to help my friend. Let your mercy and grace hold and comfort him. ‘Cause Jeremy is so lost and confused. I pray with all of my heart, Lord, lead him home to You. Lord, lead him home to You. Lead him home to You. Lead him home to You. Lead him home to You. Lord, lead him home to You. Lead him home to You. Lead him home to You. Lead him home to You.


3. A Little Bit of Faith

Kevin Heider: vocals, piano, classical guitar, bells
Mike Ofca: electric guitar, ethereal guitar

Lyrics: If you ever want to look up at the sun and say to me “Big brother, do you know where that came from?” I can’t wait to see you and hold your little hand. I’ll be here for you any time, through all of life’s demands. You’re my little sister. You’re my daddy’s little girl. You’re my little sister, and I, I’m gonna show you the world. I can tell you stories about your mom and dad, but don’t you go and worry. They’re really not so bad. It won’t be too long now. You’re almost on your way. What this world really needs now is a little bit of Faith. You’re my little sister. You’re my daddy’s little girl. You’re my little sister, and I, I’m gonna show you the world. You’re my little sister. You’re my daddy’s little girl. You’re my little sister, and I, I’m gonna show you the world.


4. I Could Never Marry John

Kevin Heider: vocals, acoustic guitars 1 & 2, cajon, tambourine, Montreal Steak Seasoning (shaker)
Mike Ofca: bass guitar

Lyrics: If all the people in this world were suddenly all gone, and if you paid me a billion dollars, I still couldn’t marry John. Well, he’s alright for you, big sister, but it wouldn’t work for me. The thought alone I find repulsive, and it’s not so hard to see why. Oh, oh…I could never marry John. I could never marry John. I could never marry John. No offense. Well, he stares at himself in pictures and tells me to look and see. He tells me that he’s so good looking, but I’m inclined to disagree. He’s alright for you, big sister, but it wouldn’t work for me. The thought alone it makes me want to puke. Oh, oh…I could never marry John. I could never marry John. I could never marry John. Oh, oh…Well, I don’t mean to judge his character, but every relationship needs parameters. It’s not that I don’t think he qualifies. It’s just that I’m not into other guys. And that’s why I could never marry John. I could never marry John. He’s tall and skinny like an alien. I could never marry John. No offense.


5. If This Christmas Isn’t White

Kevin Heider: vocals, piano, acoustic guitar
Andrea Thomas: background vocals

Lyrics: It’s Christmas Eve. We’ve all come to grandma’s house. Dinner’s done. It’s time to clear the table. Grandpa reads and one by one the children walk up to put their pieces in the stable. When I was young and when I was innocent, I wanted so many things I didn’t need. Now I don’t think that I would be too upset if I found nothing underneath my tree. Every night the television is telling me to buy all the happiness I can’t afford. I listen to the radio, but I don’t hear anything about the coming of the Lord. And if this Christmas isn’t white, I’ll be just fine. As long as we can make it through the night, as long as I’ve got you, then I’m alright. If this Christmas isn’t white, I’ll be just fine. As long as we can make it through the night, as long as I’ve got you, then I’m alright. And if this Christmas isn’t white, I’ll be just fine. As long as we can make it through the night, as long as I’ve got you, then I’m alright.


6. Ready, Set, Become…

Kevin Heider: vocals, acoustic guitars 1 & 2, pants (shaker)

Lyrics: I see myself standing on the corner. I see myself, I’m only eight years old. And I think to myself, “What should I say to me? What would I like to have been told?” Boy, take a good look at your father. See how he loves his wife and kids. Work real hard and one day if you’re lucky, you’ll grow up and be just like him. You probably haven’t noticed your grandpa’s moving slower. Pretty soon he won’t even be able to stand. I know you won’t know why, but don’t let that scare you. While you’ve got him, learn all that you can. One day a pretty girl is gonna catch your eye. Be sure to guard your heart and your young mind. Not every lesson must be learned the hard way. Don’t try to stir up love before it’s time. You’re gonna get on a plane and fly across the ocean. In the darkness and the light you will find God. Just know that not everybody sees what you see. Everyone deserves [but not everyone believes in] love. When people criticize you, ask if what they say is true. Don’t ever forget where it is that you came from. And boy, take a good look at your father. Close your eyes, and ready, set, become…..


(C) Copyright 2011 by Kevin Heider | SESAC