Who Needs a Plan (ACT I)

from by Brian Doerksen

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THE YOUNGER SON Who needs a plan? / All you need is vision / All you need is courage / A little wanderlust / Who needs a trail? / All you need is raw determination mixed with guts / To turn the dirt to dust / ‘Cause out beyond these walls of stone lies the great and wild unknown / Do you want me to have the fun all to myself? / Tomorrow I’m man, so it’s time to take our stand / We could be the heroes who take on the world / How could you not say yes? / THE ELDER SON Say I say yes / I can guess what happens next / Say you fail heroically / Who cleans up your mess? / You’ll regret your schemes and I’ll be made to pay for your foolish dreams / (Spoken) There is the little question of money. / THE YOUNGER SON Inheritance / THE ELDER SON Oh, I get it. Take me along and triple your buying power. Very shrewd. / THE YOUNGER SON Hadn’t thought of that. All the more reason / THE ELDER SON One snag: sons don’t ask for inheritance while their father’s alive / THE YOUNGER SON Who needs the law? / What you need is reckless inspiration / Make the break, it’s time to risk the fall / Who needs a plan? / When you’ve got the spirit of adventure / Heed the faith, steed the manly call / THE ELDER SON Right here within these walls is our first and only call / ‘Cause here we find the greatest kind of living / Our legacy is here / Provision without fear / And both of us could stay the local heroes / And we could lead them all / THE YOUNGER SON Beyond / THE ELDER SON Within / THE YOUNGER SON Beyond / THE ELDER SON These walls are the walls of love / THE YOUNGER SON These walls we’re just prisoners of / THE ELDER SON My future is here within… / THE YOUNGER SON My future is beyond… / THE YOUNGER SON & THE ELDER SON These walls!


from Prodigal God, released December 19, 2014
Drums: Calum Rees
Bass:Matt Weeks
Duncan & Olson Acoustic, Electric Guitars, Danelectro: Brian Thiessen
Chair, Cajon, Djembe, Shaker, Dumbek: Boris Sichon
Keyboards:Philip Janz
“The Younger Son” vocal and narration: Colin Janz
“The Elder Son” vocal and narration: Brian Doerksen


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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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