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Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2006 CD, DOES GOD SLEEP
Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2006 CD, DOES GOD SLEEP

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(Lyrics Co-Written By Leaha McGillivray)

There’s a pain inside my heart
Where do the endings start?
Seems all I do is try
Seems all I do is cry

You say You’ll never forsake me
Jesus, I cannot see
I don’t think I understand
Jesus, won’t you take my hand?

Jesus, I know it’s true
Every day I don’t spend with You
Is wasted, wasted, Wasted Time
I could have sight
Instead I’m blind

There’s a pain inside my heart
Where do the endings start?
See these people passing by
Lord, they just make me cry

People don’t seem to care
Lord, will you follow them there?
Even when their souls cry out
Their hearts ignore what you’re about

Jesus, I know it’s true
Every day they don’t spend with You
Is wasted, wasted, Wasted Time
They could have sight
Instead they’re blind

Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2006 CD, DOES GOD SLEEP

Lyrics

You sit there all alone
The lights are on but no one else is home
You’re all alone

In a crowded room you wait
In a crowded church you hesitate
‘Til it’s too late

You’re a Cancer on the body of our Lord Jesus Christ
You’re a Cancer on the body
Who saved you to criticize?

Criticize
All your life
You criticize

Stuff it down, stuff it down
Stuff the pain so far down inside
I know you tried

But it comes out your mouth
Out your bitter mouth- I know you tried
And then you died

You’re a Cancer on the body of our Lord Jesus Christ
You’re a Cancer on the body
Who saved you to criticize?

Criticize
All your life
You criticize

I can’t linger long at you
There’s no telling what I might do, it’s true
When I look at you

I see a mirror in your eye
And though I try hard to deny, it’s true
I’m just like you

I’m a Cancer on the body of our Lord Jesus Christ
I’m a Cancer on the body
Who saved me to criticize?

Criticize
All my life
I criticize

Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2006 CD, DOES GOD SLEEP

Lyrics

We shouldn’t be so lonely
With Jesus by our side
We shouldn’t be so desperate
When we’re the blood-washed bride

We shouldn’t grumble
All though the fight
We shouldn’t crumble
We shouldn’t die

But We Just Disappear
Without a trace

We shouldn’t spit
At hearts on fire
We shouldn’t torture
Deflate and retire

We shouldn’t be
In league with our despair
We shouldn’t be seen
Untrue, unjust, unfair

But We Just Disappear
Without a trace


Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2006 CD, DOES GOD SLEEP

Lyrics

I'm Trampin'

I'm Trampin'

Tryin' to make heaven my home...

 

Ain't never been to heaven but I am told

Tryin' to make heaven my home

The streets up there are paved in gold

Tryin' to make heaven my home

 

I'm Trampin'

I'm Trampin'

Tryin' to make heaven my home...

 

They say that heaven's not at all like earth

Tryin' to make heaven my home

Jesus says He'll take away our hurt

 Tryin' to make heaven my home

 

I'm Trampin'

I'm Trampin'

Tryin' to make heaven my home...

 

Traditional

(Verse #2 by Frisco Yankolovich)

Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2006 CD, DOES GOD SLEEP

Lyrics

You were my friend, I was your brother
Never thought it’d end with an e-mail from your mother
Just one more week I could have told you the truth
One more high protein salad while you just ate fruit.
And a soda pop
You liked that a lot
I remember that.

I loved you man but you couldn’t be swayed
I thought of that on the very last day
We were supposed to meet but you didn’t show
There’s so much you may never know.
Then there’s your mom
It just felt wrong
The way she said it.

So many questions, so many lies
No peace to be found in this halo of flies
My pitiful world’ll never be the same
Because my greatest fear now has a name...


Sean Brown
Where is Sean Brown?

The coroner’s office never heard of you
You died in your sleep the way superstars do
Some weird heart thing but you were so young
Maybe you’re hiding from someone you’ve done
Wrong
Is that it Sean?
The way she said it.

I loved you man but you couldn’t be swayed
I thought of that on the very last day
We were supposed to meet but you didn’t show
There’s so much you may never know.
Then there’s your mom
It just felt wrong
The way she said it.

So many questions, so many lies
No peace to be found in this halo of flies
My pitiful world’ll never be the same
Because my greatest fear now has a name...


Sean Brown
Where is Sean Brown?

I tried your number three months later
Your voice on the message never sounded better
Does this mean that you’re still alive?
Does this mean that your mom lied?
But then it stopped
Your silence talked
The number was disconnected.

So many questions, so many lies
No peace to be found in this halo of flies
My pitiful world’ll never be the same
Because my greatest fear now has a name

So many questions but there’s no chance
Convince your soul to give Jesus the last dance
As far as I know you never knew
How much your Father in heaven loved you

So unless He appeared at your final breath
The only thing left to say of your death
Is where...

Where is Sean Brown?



Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2006 CD, DOES GOD SLEEP

Lyrics

I did a concert in Tucson, Arizona
With a band called, Ticket To Ride
I started singing that Beatles’ song
And the kids didn’t get the joke

Where the hell has our culture gone
When we’re naming our bands after Beatles’ songs?
And we don’t even know we’re doing it

I think I”m gonna be sad

I’m hardly a Beatles fan
But I had to take notice when John Lennon died
Who was this superstar
Who suddenly bought his Ticket To Ride?

Am I gonna see Lennon in heaven
`Cause all he wanted was for us to give peace a chance?
And it makes my heart skip a beat

I think I’m gonna be sad

Speaking of rock stars spouting of profundities
Eric Clapton said there’s no tears in heaven
But Jesus said there was and He’s gonna be the one
To be wiping them from our eyes

Eric Clapton’s son fell from a multi-story window
And that just makes me mad

I think I’m gonna be sad

I think my first day in heaven
Will be like my first day at school
I can’t wait to get on that bus
But it won’t be a ride without you

Heaven won’t be heaven without you, baby

Now, here’s your ticket to ride.


Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2006 CD, DOES GOD SLEEP

Lyrics

(Lyrics co-written by Leaha McGillivray)

Draw your ear near
And listen to innocence cry
Blood spilled upon the earth
Demanding justice

Their voices wail through nights
And days without protection
Do you shut your hearts down
And refuse to even hear?

Little souls looking for a home
Like a book missing the first page
Precious children without a voice
Sacrificed to the spirit Of The Age

“I’m tired of waiting
For God to answer my prayers
I’m backed into a corner
Of my own making

My womb is full of life
The choice is left to me
Can’t you see how much I struggle
And how much this pains me too?”

Little souls looking for a home
Like a book missing the first page
Precious children without a voice
Sacrificed to the spirit Of The Age

These children
These children should be washed
These children should be washed in Jesus’ blood

And not their own


Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2006 CD, DOES GOD SLEEP

Lyrics

I trusted you with my life
Now I see that I was wrong to try
You did those things I’ll carry forever
Can’t erase them from my mind, never

Don’t Touch Me Anymore
I don’t have to tell God
What you have done
He already knows

God trusted you with my soul
Gave you reign, gave you all control
But you let Him down when you laid me down
Thinking that no one else was around

Don’t Touch Me Anymore
I don’t have to tell God
What you have done
He already knows

Before my life is through
He will be talking to you
And before your life is through
I’ll be talking to you

Don’t Touch Me Anymore
I don’t have to tell God
What you have done
He already knows

And He loves you
Though I don’t know why
He loves you

And so do I

Paisley Yankolovich
From the 2006 CD, DOES GOD SLEEP

Lyrics

Was God sleeping
The night my baby died
I don’t think so
It’s so easy to lay the blame

When He knows all things before they happen
A vision of the night to hold on to
I have that memory of you

I need an extra dose of faith to get me through
Why did God give me someone like you?

Does God Sleep?
I don’t think so, no

Was God sleeping
The night my mama died?
It’s true
She couldn’t take anymore

I hope that mama had the guts to Him in the eye
And say, “I’m sorry
I have no memory of You”

I need an extra dose of faith to get me through
Why did God give me someone like you?

Does God Sleep?
I don’t think so, no

I think God was asleep when He
Let my dad take me out back, you see
In the shade of that old willow tree
And do those awful things to me

I think God was asleep when she
My mom at my sixth grade party
Whispered in my ear gently,
“You stink, you sink, you’re so ugly”

Where there is one person
There is hope for change
Where there is life
There is hope for change
Where there is one church
There is hope for change

There is hope
Our hope is Jesus
And without Him
There would be no hope

Where there is the old
The young have the hope
To survive
The rough times

Where two or more
Are gathered in His name
There is hope
To survive
The rough times

There is hope
Our hope is Jesus
And without Him
There would be no hope

Story

This record asked some hard questions.

"Don't Touch Me Any More" put me on the map when it became a viral "hit."

"Trampin'" would become the only song I wrote with my son, Frisco.

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Does God Sleep? ⒸⓅ 2006

Composed, Performed, and Produced By Paisley Yankolovich

Released January 13, 2006

Recorded By Weston Burnside at The Secret Place in Kingman, Arizona.

CD Art, Tour Coordination: Gordon Macaw

Album Photos by Frisco Yankolovich

Songs (By Paisley Yankolovich, except where noted)

1. There’s A Man ( :56)
2. Wasted Time (2:49)
3. Cancer (4:31)
4. (We Just) Disappear (3:19)
5. Trampin’ (2:32)
6. Sean Brown (4:59)
7. Ticket To Ride (3:03)
8. Of The Age (1:24)
9. Don’t Touch Me Anymore (3:21)
10. Does God Sleep? (7:14)

A Word About Angels (Heartfelt Thanks)

The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost

The Kids: Chelsea, Frisco & Molle

Lois Waite: Thanks for joining the Posse!

Gordon: You did the impossible! You made me feel like I was really doing something important and truly releasing a great record! I hope the final product lives up to your expectations. God bless you!

Weston: It’s official! I have finally corrupted you so much that we now share the same brain! Thanks for making this record a breeze and a joy. 
It’s an honor to know you.

Leaha: You are a true poet and my only writing partner for life. Thanks for putting up with the mutations I make of your genius. I know many are blessed because of you.

Ticket To Ride: You are now officially immortal. You guys ROCK!

In Loving Memory Of Sean Brown...

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