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Category: Rock

Because He Lives | Metanoia and Bailey

We have all given up so much in the last couple of months. However, there is one thing I’ve managed to gain from all of this. The opportunity to begin recording some music. As all of our live gigs have disappeared we have been turning to Pro Tools.

When we were asked “Can I sing on Easter Day, I was supposed to be doing it in church” it got us thinking. How do you do it via the internet?

This is one of our young people singing into his phone with me and Ruth backing. Each of the parts done in one take so it feels a bit more…. live.

Hope you like it.

Don’t Stop Believing – Nativity Lyrics

Last year Bishop Steve Croft sent the clergy in his diocese a Christmas Card containing his own reworked lyrics for Journey’s Don’t Stop Believing.  Ali forwarded the card to us in the New Year and we’ve been looking at how we could play it at the Christmas Rock Mass with our band Metanoia.  As Ruth and I have played the song in Silverthorn, it wasn’t a difficult task.  We have slightly reworked his lyrics as they didn’t quite scan.  We’ve also put the ending back in as it’s so perfect.  We’ve used it in Worship at Wakefield Cathedral last week and Holy Nativity Last Night.  It works really well!

Don’t Stop Believing – Journey/Steve Croft/Metanoia

In a lonely world, suddenly a new life stirred
The night a child was born down in Bethlehem
When the girl’s time came, there was no room at the inn
The night a child was born down in Bethlehem

A hillside on a cold dark night, the winter skies ablaze with light
Choirs of angels singing filled the skies-it went on and on and on and on

Glory, Glory, peace on earth, goodwill to all
Oh, Glory, Glory in the heights,
Glory, glory, sing with us the angels’ song, oh,
Glory, glory in the heights!

Straight away, the shepherds came, knelt and learned the baby’s name
Wrapped and cradled in a cattle stall, in Bethlehem
Mary’s child, Son of God, helpless babe, creation’s Lord
Angel’s singing fills the skies, it goes on and on and on and on

Glory, Glory, peace on earth, goodwill to all
Oh, Glory, Glory in the heights,
Glory, glory, sing with us the angels’ song, oh,
Glory, glory in the heights!

Don’t stop believin’, Hold on to that feelin’, God is with us, woah!
Don’t stop believin’, Hold on…                   God is with us, woah!
Don’t stop believin’, Hold on to that feelin’, God is with us, woah!
Don’t stop believin’, Hold on to that feelin’, God is with us, woah!
Don’t stop believin’,                             God is with us,
Don’t Stop!