The Finite Beings

The Finite Beings
01/08/17
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

Brother, where are you?

You're nowhere to be found

Brother, where are you?

I'm afraid You're not around

 

Drain me

Oh drain me dry

So I can't feel the rain when It's falling down

 

Brother, where are you?

Did you leave us behind?

Brother, where are you?

Standing outside of time?

 

Drain me

Oh drain me dry

So I can't feel the rain when It's falling down

 

And as I look at the sky

I remember all of the times

When we both pondered this life

We're a rare breed you and I

Well I guess when it rains it pours

Struggling even more....more

Well no more...

 

Where did you go? (Where did you go?)

I dont know

Where did you go? (Where did you go?)

The Finite Beings
07/21/15
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

I was a sight for sore eyes
In my mind the light wouldn't shine
Erased my horizons
I lay desolate on this beach of mine

I was in need of something
Far beyond what I truly knew
Create my horizons
Spirit driven, I give myself all to You
Just when I hit rock bottom
You showed me who I had become
He dwelled in me from above

If you had told me that I would believe in the Bible
I would have said,
"Isn't that obsolete, used for mind control
to enslave the gullible and weak?"


Wisdom and understanding
Would you keep my soul in line?
Strengthen my horizons
So I can follow You home and never die
Just when I think I know it
You show me that there's so much more to learn
Guided me from my birth

If you had told me that I would believe in the Bible
I would have said,
"Isn't that obsolete, used for mind control
to enslave the gullible and weak?"


Forgive me I knew nothing
(Guide me home)
Forgive me I knew nothing

 
 
The Finite Beings
03/17/2015
Nicholas/DePaola (Parody of Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven)

Lyrics

 

There's a man who has sinned

As his eternity begins

He's walking down the stairway to hell

When he gets there he'll see

Many come but no one leaves

He hears the gnashing of teeth and the weeping

 

And he's walking down the stairway to hell

 

There's some writing on the floor

That leads to a door

It says "My words have only one true meaning"

In the mind of the man 

He understands what he can

But he never gave the words an interest

It makes me wonder, It makes me wonder

 

There's this feeling I get

That sends shivers down my spine

And my soul cries, "Lord forgive us"

In my thoughts I have gone

To find meaning and behold

It leads me to the one with pierced hands

It makes me wonder, Really makes me wonder

 

And it's wisdom thats formed

Through fear of the Lord

From what He spoke we can come to reason

As our days come to an end

We can have hope through who He sent

And the gift is free for all who accept Him

 

If we are separated from Him due to our sin

Then lets restore by repenting

Yes there are things that hold us back

But in the end all

If He is for us who is against us?

And it makes me wonder

 

Now there are two sides fighting for you

In case you don't know

We can decide which one to join with

We all have headed down that stairway

And in the same way

We can take the high road less traveled

 

And as we walk up that high road

We feel the Spirit fill our souls

There's the man that we all know

Greatest story ever told

And if we open up our hearts

It doesn't matter where we start

We were all broken and torn apart

Now lets step out of the dark. Now lets step out of the dark.

 

I was walking down the stairway to hell...

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

Where did I come from?

This place seems so strange

I look up at the sky

Just floats around in space

There's all these other people wandering around

I often interact with them

With this voice that makes sounds

And all along I'm thinking

Why are we here?

There's so much confusion, So many tears

So many tears...

Deep in the heart of man we desire the things that decay

If we don't guard our hearts we give in and wither away

I'll invest it all in a life to come.

Help me be grateful for what I hold to be true

My call for answers have all led me to You

So much of this world seems to throw away

The guide of Your Word and the promises You've made

I still continue thinking "Why am I here?"

I was so lost and blind for so many years

So many years...

Deep in the heart of man we desire the things that decay

If we don't guard our hearts we give in and wither away

I'll invest it all in a life to come

I'll invest it all in a life to come

I'll invest it all...

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

I've been kicked when I'm down

I was in a blind free fall

I followed the crowd

I've been ignorant to it all

This world pushes you from the Way

There's no room for neutrality

You keep drifting further away

Your a victim to reality

There's a good that I see in all of us

But we don't have a lot to show

There's a good that I see in all of us

But we've got a long way to go

I know that many are weary

This world has a way of beating you down

And some may be angry

Searching for a light that cannot be found

In the midst of this darkness

It's been pursuing you all along

Stop using your eyes

And open your hearts as you sing this song

There's a good that I see in all of us

But we don't have a lot to show

There's a good that I see in all of us

But we've got a long way to go

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics


For all the times I've tried
I found a way into submission
Who ever said you can't omit pride
Must have been suffering with the same conviction

You hold on to me while I am weak
You hold on to me...

I've grown to know You and its Your will above mine
I submit to the Divine, Divine, Divine, Divine, Divine

For all the times I claim victory
Remind me that It's not through my deeds
Help me view myself more humbly
As through repentance you meet my needs

You hold on to me while I am weak
You hold on to me...

I've grown to know You and its Your will above mine
I submit to the Divine, Divine, Divine, Divine, Divine

And while this world walks away
The devil reigns
I will focus on you
The One who remains.
The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics


I've fallen into the pit of imaginary things
I've come out of the darkness and the emptiness it brings
But was it ever real?
Was it ever real?

I believed in the creations of my mind
And I clang to them
Yeah I sang to them

Let me see, Let me grow
Show me things that I didn't know
Make me feel, Make me stronger
Give me a pill to make my life a little longer

I've fallen into the pit of imaginary things
I've ran around in circles
Lost grasp of everything
I was told it wasn't real
I was told it wasn't real

I believed in the creations of my mind
And I clang to them
Yeah I sang to them

Let me see, Let me grow
Show me things that I didn't know
Make me feel, Make me stronger
Give me a pill to make my life a little longer

Sometimes you have to examine yourself
And bow down to ask Him for His help

So I clang to them
While I sang to Him
I sang

Let me see, Let me grow
Show me things that I didn't know
Made me feel, Made me stronger
Gave me a pill to make my life a little longer
The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

In his hole as he lies
With darkness creeping on the light he was seeking
He comes to realize
The hole he dug is too deep and the climb is too steep
He cries out to the sky
"I alone demise, I alone demise"
 
Oh he sees dreams of another life
Where his soul hasn't faded away
And he hopes of being reconciled
Alone he stands in his way
I pray
Pray for a change
 
My sanity I must find a vitamin for my mind
A cure of some kind
 
In the depths of his heart
He doesn't know where to start
He is torn apart
Time is ticking away
He doesn't see the light of day
He's been led astray 
He must get up and rise, He must get up and rise
 
Oh he sees dreams of another life
Where his soul hasn't faded away
And he hopes of being reconciled
Alone he stands in his way
I pray
Pray for a change
 
My sanity I must find a vitamin for my mind
A cure of some kind
My sanity I must find a vitamin for my mind
A cure of some kind
 
I've begun to recognize my way out came with a price
I've begun to recognize my way out came with a price
 
The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

I could twist You into a god of my making

But You will still remain the same

I could try to manipulate Your words for my desires

But then I would never change

 

I could turn a blind eye

Or I could turn to You

 

I'm at a fork in the road

And the dust and the wind keep clouding my vision

And it all starts to fade as I stand there in a daze

Make a decision

 

I could follow the trend of this dying world

But wicked hands spread the disease

Pity myself with all these excuses

Be false light nobody sees

Nobody sees...

 

I could turn a blind eye

Or I could seek the truth

 

I'm at a fork in the road

And the dust and the wind keep clouding my vision

 And it all starts to fade as I stand there in a daze

 Make a decision

 

I could turn a blind eye

Or I could turn to You

 

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

A taste of conflict fills the room

Each man becomes consumed

Ideas and opinions

Tension begins to loom

If we could only come together

And agree on the path to choose

 

Is there any way we can open a door

To something more than a hopeless oblivion

Would You keep us in line, shape our hearts and minds

Help us to find a way out of oblivion

 

A taste of conflict fills the air

We aren't getting anywhere

It keeps us on our toes

What comes next no one knows

If we could only find the answer

Can the music flow on its own?

 

Is there any way we can open a door

To something more than a hopeless oblivion

Would You keep us in line, shape our hearts and minds

Help us to find a way out of oblivion

 

Is there any way we can open a door

To something more than a hopeless oblivion

Would You keep us in line, shape our hearts and minds

Help us to find a way out of oblivion

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

Disregard me

I know what I do

I put myself ahead of You

I try to be faithful, I try to be strong

I try to understand how You've known me all along

You've known me from the start

 

Please forgive me

I'm set in my ways

I've walked down that road that rots and decays

I wanna shine Your light

Break the dark and give sight

I look up to You to make things right

You promise to use all things for good

 

Rejuvenate me

I grow numb to the world

Its so hard to feel in a world so cold

Rejuvenate me, Rejuvenate me

Will You answer my call?

 

Will You answer my call?

Will You answer my call?

Will You answer my call?

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola
The Finite Beings
Nicholas/Depaola

Lyrics

 

Look at all of our faces
Slobbering, greedy beings
Hoping we all will be saved
From the world and its new beginnings

Want to be entertained?
Nothing learned and nothing gained

Oh we truly are stubborn creatures…

Using our imaginations
We know it all…seems so fitting
Ignoring all the instructions
We know it all…who are we kidding?

Want to be entertained?
Nothing learned and nothing gained

Oh we truly are stubborn creatures…
Oh we truly are stubborn creatures…

God cant open up to everyone if all that we do
Is dissolve in our problems that we got ourselves into
Can’t open up the heart if the mind is of neglect
The walls intertwine and the paths intersect

Oh we truly are stubborn creatures…
Oh we truly are stubborn creatures…
Oh we truly are stubborn creatures…
Oh we truly are…

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

 

Let’s unleash the utterances
Utterances…Utterances
Let’s unleash the utterances
Utterances…Utterances

Feeling alone…
As if an emptiness haunts you
With each passing breath you grow a weakness inside
You’ve been compromised and you don’t even realize
Oh, I’ve been there…

Now is the time to rise
And break through these chains that bring you down to size
There’s a truth to be found

Feeling hollow…
As if your skin and bones reflect who you are
More than your mind and your soul
You are paralyzed…No remorse in your eyes
Oh, I’ve been there…

Now is the time to rise
And break through these chains that bring you down to size
There’s a truth to be found

(utterances)
Feeling alone as if an emptiness haunts you
(utterances)
With each passing breath you grow a weakness inside
(utterances)
You’ve been compromised
You’ve been compromised
You’ve been compromised.

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

 


One of these days all will be known
Beyond what I’ve seen, beyond what I’ve shown
One of these days I’ll see myself clear
They’ll be no misunderstand, miscommunicating, blindness for the seeking
In here…

I try to grow
I try to show that the weakness in me is like a pest running ragged through the world
And in due time I’ll take what’s mine, leave my agenda behind
Because I’m choking on the grasp of its hold

One of these days my possessions will decay
I gain more and more just to watch them fall away
One of these days I hope to grow wise
Break me out of my shell
As I look up to the sky
From down here…

I try to grow
I try to show that the weakness in me is like a pest running ragged through the world
And in due time I’ll take what’s mine, leave my agenda behind
Because I’m choking on the grasp of its hold

And so this story goes
I can wonder but who really knows
If the door I’m trying to get to is open or closed

This worldly fixation throughout the population
We need a destination over here
This worldly fixation throughout the population
We need a realization down here..

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

 


What’s there to do?
What’s there to say?
If I can’t love you the night is my day

I wake in the evening
Have breakfast at night
Dreaming when the sun comes out
Afraid of the light

Does anyone know how to heal the pain?
Is there anyway to start again?

I’m so tired and I’m so wired
Well I’m so tired and I’m so wired

Nothing can change me
There’s no where to go
Is there an answer? (yes)
What don’t I know?

The moonlight is shining
It helps me forget
All of my sorrows
And things I regret

I’ll never know how to heal the pain
There is nothing you can say to start again

I’m so tired and I’m so wired
Well I’m so tired but I’m so wired…

Let’s awaken the night!

And so the nights drag on
As my mind drifts further away
Drifts away…Each passing day (repeats)

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

 


Want some music?

How many of us go with life?
How many of us grow with life?
How many of us go with life?
How many of us grow with life?

What will be said at the end of our days?
When we give an account how we were set in our ways
The gnashing of teeth, the weeping…

I’m driving around listening to music and the world outside is in chaos
I’m feeling the sound that we call music and the world outside is in chaos

How many of us pride in ourselves?
How many of us humble ourselves?
How many of us pride in ourselves?
How many of us humble ourselves?

What will become of the lost and unsaved?
Will they be redeemed or are they forever enslaved?
The gnashing of teeth, the weeping…

I’m driving around listening to music and the world outside is in chaos
I’m feeling the sound that we call music and the world outside is in chaos

Safe to say were all diseased
Wash our hands clean
Safe to say were all to blame
Rid us of our pride
Safe to say it’s from within
Use this suffering
To build us up from the inside.

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

 


There’s a man at your door
He asks you if you want more
More of what you do not know
So you tell him to go

There’s a beggar on your street
He says “Would you like something to eat?”
But you don’t know what to say
So you get up and walk away

Why do they know that you are alone?
Everyone you see knows what you did to me

There’s a black hole in the sky
Do you ever wonder why no one else can see but you?
You know what you have to do

Try to love yourself
You won’t love anyone else
Because I know you can’t
It’s the only way to live another day
Will you follow through?
My last advice to you

No matter how hard you try
There’s a hole in your sky.

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

 


Late one night I thought of all of my deeds
What worth was I to the world?
Never would follow and with no one to lead
I dissolved in the shadows
Do I ever know my reasons?
Do I ever know my cause?

To keep safe from the ravages of the savages
To numb the pain from the thorns in my side
To keep safe from the ravages of the savages
To have a place to hide…until it subsides

Deep inside I felt this hold over me
The battle over my soul
Both sides determined and striving to succeed
I dissolved in the shadows
What on earth am I here for?
Do I even know the rules?

To keep safe from the ravages of the savages
To numb the pain from the thorns in my side
To keep safe from the ravages of the savages
To have a place to hide…until it subsides

The problem with hiding in the shadows
Is that when the light comes I don’t know where to go
I’m so used to the darkness I forgot what it is to see
This beautiful creation and all it offers me
This is for all of us
This is for all of us

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

 


Open mind for a new days teaching
Wounded soul for the rebel in me
Walking down the paths of negativity
Hard to stop when its ruins are unseen

I see it paints the picture so very well
I think I’m free but my actions put me into a cell
Lead me out of this place that claims me
Just don’t unlock the door till I see myself clearly

These paths of negativity inspire another melody
To captivate my sanity which has been known to go astray
These paths of negativity bring out my creativity
To captivate my sanity which has been known to go astray

All in all I’m just a lost soul drifting
Off my path into the unknown
Any sense and I would turn around and start again
But my “wants” take me further than I want to go

I know that selflessness is hard to possess
And letting go is a tough thing to digest
Save me from myself and all that rots within me
Take my hardened heart and rejuvenate the feeling

These paths of negativity inspire another melody
To captivate my sanity which has been known to go astray
These paths of negativity bring out my creativity
To captivate my sanity which has been known to go astray

Oh its time to self reflect
Piece together and dissect
The choices I make and the people they effect

These paths of negativity inspire another melody
To captivate me sanity which has been known to go astray
Its moments like these that show us who we are
In this I find a need to reconnect what falls apart
To reconnect what falls apart

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

 


The world is a devil in the evil that it hides
And the god of this world is the devil in disguise

Eating and sleeping and dreaming and scheming
Repeating…repeating…repeating…repeating
The meaning is breathing behind what were seeing
And many are leaving their faith and belief far behind
It’s a new way of thinking
that leaves a tear in our Creator’s eye

You see He knows the choices we’ve made
And the paths were going to take
Our times are in Your Hand
Please help us to understand

Picking and choosing our lives we are losing
To everything lifeless that we enjoy doing
The faithless are growing
Society’s molding
Humanity pushes and shoves the Hand trying to clean
It’s a new way of thinking
that leads us to believe we don’t have a need

You see He knows the choices we’ve made
And the paths were going to take
Our times are in Your Hand
Please help us to understand

We like to do what we want
Every single day is ours to take
Devil lets us do what we want
It’s too hard to follow Your ways
(Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh) (Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh)
(Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh) (Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh)

(Just let me be)
(Just let me be)
Please let me see…

You see He knows the choices we’ve made
And the paths were going to take
Our times are in Your Hand
Please help us to understand (repeats)

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

 


Is it selfish to want to make it and pay all of our bills?
To be successful…
Is it selfish to want the attention, to need the affection of the listener?
To want the credit so you know that we said it?
So we said it.

I’m that passionate cry of a human that’s tried
Time and time again while I’m fallen inside
Would you pray for me?
Would you plea for me?

What are you trying to teach me?
Why is there so much hurt and pain?
What is left to gain?
How long will I have to wait?

Is it prideful to have expectations that I really don’t deserve?
I am sinful, shameful.
I am hopeful that He paid for it
All of my debt…It was selfless
And I’ve been fed it so I thought that I’d share it
Hope your feeling it…

This passionate cry of a human that’s tried
Stumbling in his steps while he’s fallen inside
Would you pray for me?
Would you plea for me?
Would you pray for me?
Would you plea for me?
Would you help me be the man I want to be?
Would you help me see that there’s so much more than me?

The Finite Beings
Nicholas/DePaola

Lyrics

 


Our world may be fallen but it will be renewed
The path is very narrow and very few make it through
Too many of us stumble or walk the other way
I’ve thought about this many times
Let’s make a change today

I wonder why so many of us profess to be wise yet we are fools inside

We need The Way, The Truth, and The Life
Cause we are finite, finite, finite
We need The Way, The Truth, and The Life
Cause we are finite, finite, finite

The process is a struggle that shapes our character
The pain gets our attention; the truth is shown soon after
Too many of us are blinded following the lost
Whichever way you run to leads you back to the cross

I wonder why so many of us profess to be wise yet we are fools inside

We need The Way, The Truth, and The Life
Cause we are finite, finite, finite
We need The Way, The Truth, and The Life
Cause we are finite, finite, finite

We need The Way, The Truth, and The Life
Cause we are finite, finite, finite

It’s because we are who we are
It’s because we are who we are
Who are we to question?
Who are we to judge?
Who are we? Who are we?