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THE YOUNGER SON Look at what I’ve done – unheard of / You will tell my story to your children’s children / A tale of what’s to come / A sign of what shall be / I am a prodigy, I am a prophet / The one and only, first and best / Prodigal prophet prodigy / (Spoken) Look at me! / Southward bound, bigger with every breath / Stronger with every choice / Freedom found, further with every step / I’m not a little boy anymore / Possibilities demand a possibility man / Maybe I’ll save a life, found a town / Turn the city upside down / Roll the dice, win the game / Turn my shame to glorious fame / Maybe I’ll find a woman / I’ll make her believe when she looks at me / I am what I seek / I am brasher than the mountain peaks in front of me / I am desert horizon; harvest moon rising / Look at me / I am all your dreams / I am morning dew falling on every field / There’s no stopping me / There’s no topping me / Northward bound, home will hear me coming / Just in time to save the day / Welcome found, running out to meet me / Running with apologies / Then you’ll do for me what I always did for you / Then I’ll never again need to / Chop your wood, mop the floor, serve the wine or open doors / Harvest crops, carry fuel, I’ll never have to do your bidding / Then you will honor me / Then you’ll see I’m not little brother now / I’m not your entertainment / I’m not like conniving neighbors / I’m not an ant who gathers food and shuns the world in worry naïve / You tried to keep me small, but you will sing / THE TOWNSFOLK Look at you / You are all we see / You are taller than our walls of domesticity / You are desert horizon; harvest moon rising / Look at you / You are all we need / You are morning dew falling on all our fields / You’re our prodigy, our prophet prodigy / Prodigy, our prophet prodigy / THE YOUNGER SON I believe in one god / Center of the universe / Bolder than the sun, cunning like the moon / Faster than a shooting star / More passionate than the sea / The Almighty Three in one – I, myself, and me / Your prodigal son / Look at me!
from Prodigal God,
released December 19, 2014
Drums: Calum Rees
Nylon, Duncan Acoustic, Balaleika, Ukelele, Strumstick, Strat, Danelectro: Brian Thiessen
Bones, Irish Whistle, Chekeré, Cajon, :Boris Sichon
“The Younger Son” vocal:Colin Janz
BGV & “Three Amigos” vocal: Philip Janz
“The Townsfolk”:Rebecca Lam, Renee Geronimo, Monique Tute, Melanie Leggett, Spencer Welch, Todd Wickens, Larry Nickel, Brian Thiessen
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