Extravagantly (ACT I)

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THE FATHER How could you know what you have asked of me / Could risk it all and alter everything / So much to lose if I let you go / Nothing to gain if I make you stay / THE YOUNGER SON (Spoken) You can’t make me stay / THE FATHER For all I know, and all I’ve taught to you / Could I have guessed it’s me who’s torn in two? / I recognize the eyes of a boy / But who is this man standing before me? / You would go and I would wave goodbye / To priceless years and the best life I have known / Once alone, what questions would arise / How dare you ask? And why ask now? / And how could I not say yes? / So what’s the use of my great plans for you / If, in your eyes, you don’t see greatness too? / I could be proud / I could be grieved / But I’ll let you go / Extravagantly

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from Prodigal God, released December 19, 2014
Drums: Calum Rees
Electric Upright Bass: Matt Weeks
Martin & Olson Acoustic, Les Paul Electric, Nylon: Brian Thiessen
Bouzouki: Spencer Capier
Didgeridoo, Swedish Flute, Nuts, Shaker: Boris Sichon
Keyboards, “CP-80”, “Kena Flute” programming: Philip Janz
“The Father” vocal: Ron Kenoly
“The Younger Son” narration: Colin Janz
Hi Vocalization:Philip Janz

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Brian Doerksen Vancouver, British Columbia

Brian Doerksen is a songwriter, recording artist, author, conference speaker and pastor. Born and raised on the west coast of Canada in Abbotsford B.C., he now lives with his family (wife of 25 years Joyce and their 4 youngest children) in the same home that he spent his childhood in. ... more

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