Mysterious Love

by Jami Smith

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credits

released December 1, 1997

Jami Smith - lead vocals, background vocals
Kendall Combes - acoustic, electric & bass guitar
Bart Millard - congas, background vocals
Jim Bryson - keyboards, wurlitzer, drum programming, piano, Hammond b-3
Trent Austin - drums
Mike Walker - drums

Produced by Bart Millard, Jim Bryson and Kendall Combes
(do you want what I got, water falls, don't let go, that's what I need, what i know)

Produced by Bart Millard & Jim Bryson
(simply mine, runaway, all these lies, big plans, any other love song)

Engineered and mixed by Jim Bryson for Nosyrib Productions
Mixed at West 2nd Recording, OKC, OK
Recorded at Irving Bible Church, Irving, TX, at Mom and Pop's, Edmond, OK, at Hamilton House, OKC, OK
Mastered by Chris Freels for West 2nd Recording, OKC, OK

Printing and Distribution by Spectrum Mfg.
Art Direction and Design by Rob Starky for Spectrum Mfg.
Photography by Becky Martin
Cover Concept by Janet Hubbell

Special thanks to LG Brown, Irving Bible Church, Russ Ware, Mike Scheuchzer, Robbie Shaffer, Paul Colley, Randy Garretson, Steve Short, Eddie Belz, Will Hunt, Chris Freels and Jimmy Johnson

THANKS TO
Kendall, Trent, Walker, Jim, Bart - Thanks so much for continually investing your time energy, talent and especially friendship into this music and my life. I love you all.

Dave Shook - Thanks so much my friend. God is blessing you with some really cool songs. Lose the system!! (ha, ha)

Hannah Austin, Beth Combes, Shannon Millard - Thank you for letting your husbands work long hours. God's blessings on you.

Janet - Your work on this project is invaluable and so are you.

Mom and Dad - Thank you for supporting your daughter in such a fun and different job. I cherish you more all the time.

Brother - I am so proud of you. I can't wait to come to Turkey to see you. I will miss you greatly.

Dear Father,
I am amazed at your constant attentiveness, and yet you want me to go deeper than just an awareness of you. At times, I admit that is all I knowand at other times I am carried away into your arms. These songs reflect both places and every step in between. Thank you Lord for this and for every day with you. I know you are simply mine.
Jami
December 1997

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Track Name: Simply Mine
So careless with your delicate plan
So foolish prying away your fingers from my hand
I believe I can run free
Unaware of what I cannot see

Who can stop my heart
Who can change my mind
Who can still take my breath away
Who can mend my soul
Who can lift my head
Who can give me the reason again

I don't know why you come to me
When I cry for help
And I don't knowwhy you rescue me
So many times from myself
I don't pretend to understand
Your mysterious love
But I know, it's simply mine

Who can stop my heart
Who can change my mind
Who can still take my breath away
Who can mend my soul
Who can lift my head
Who can give me the reason again

(chorus)

You grip my hand
And you define me
You look within and you clarify me
You give me purpose
And you supply me with your love
I believe I can run free
Seeing what you want me to see

You can stop my heart
You can change my mind
You can still take my breath away
You can mend my soul
You can lift my head
You can give me reason again

(chorus)

Blurring lines of a world so clear
Hoping to hide from my growing fears
I believe I can run free
Seeing lies that are true to me
Track Name: Do You Want What I Got
So you're watching me
Every move I make
I see the wheels are turning
Think about what you're up against
I've got muscle you have never seen
I've got something wilder than your dreams,
your finest dreams
So if you need something for your lonely heart
If you need a light in the dark
Do you want what I got?

So you move in close to have a better look
Be careful now or you might find that you'd like to bait this hook
You might find that you're tired of giving
Your heart and soul for a life not worth living
Not much living
So if you need something for your lonely heart
If you need a light in the dark

Do you want what I got?
Do you want what I got?
If you want a love that never ends
If you want a love with innocence
If you want the guts to go to the end
I got a love that never breaks
I got a love that mends mistakes
And never brings them up again

Well it's no mystery
With a heart like mine
Th eless you see of me
The more you'll see his love light shine
The more you know that his love is true
The more you'll know that you want it
For you simply
Just for you
So if you need something for your lonely heart
If you need a light in the dark
Do you want what I got?

Cause I got a love that never ends
I got a love of innocence
Do you want what I got
If you need something for your lonely heart
If you need a light in the dark
Do you want what I got?
Do you want what I got?

Do you want what i got?
Do you want what i got?
Do you want what i got?
Do you want what i got?
Do you want what i got?

It is a love that never goes
It is a love that always shows
It is a love that's here to stay
It is a love that never dies
It is a love that satisfies
It is a love that won't go away
It is a love that never ends
It is a love with innocence
It is a love that won't go away
Track Name: Runaway
Open eyes, closed minds
Strong words, hard lines
Passive ears, desperate signs

It's not the first time

Hard questions, full of tears
Easy answers, not so near
Serenading your haunting fears

It's not the first time
It's not the first time

You had to go
You had to run away
Everyone was talking at you
No one could hear a word you'd say
You had to get away
You had to fly
High and so far away
From calculating eyes
All alone you muffled your cries

You can't see what you're hearing
You can't hear what you need
You only need to believe

It's not the first time

Others fail you, let you down
Weak reflections of what you've found
A clear picture is all you crave

It's not the first time
It's not the first time

(chorus)

God cries, be still I hear your heart
Don't go, I see shadows falling
Continue seeking me
If I didn't crave you
You couldn't crave me

You don't know if you can cry
You don't know if you've tried
Let him shoulder all your tears

It's not the first time
Track Name: Water Falls
i need a hand to hold
one that won't pull away from me
and i need a smile
one that won't turn down on me
cause i need a reason
to put my feet on the floor
and i just want security, given for all eternity

you said you'd stay, one too many promises
that you made in vain
no offense but there is only one
there is only one, only one to depend upon

so take me where the water falls
down on me and washes me
take me where the water falls
down on me, and leads me to where i'm free

cause His love is forever
it's unlike anything that we know
how high, how low, how wide
how deep, how rich, how true, how strong

so take me where the water falls
down on me and washes me
take me where the water falls
down on me, and leads me to where i'm free

my freedom is in God
Track Name: Don't Let Go
So you think you're the tough one
Walking out on what you know
Trying to beat pain to the punch
Makes you feel like you're in control
When you stop to count the wounded
The sum of these adds to one
One heart broken
One life left alone
All because of what has been done

Don't let go
Give love a start
Don't let go
Love can meet you as you are
I know you've been taken for a loop
Dragged around by those who don't care for you
But don't let go
Love is closer than you know

You wonder why these things happen
You wonder why all the pain
But if we knew the answer
You know the hurt would
remain the same
Jesus has something bigger
than explanations for the rain
He want to hold and give you shelter
Filling up your heart that's tired and drained

(chorus)

Love is closer than where you've been
Love is closer than what you've done
Love is closer than all the pain in your heart

(chorus)
Track Name: That's What I Need
What I need and what I want sometimes don't get along
What I need, needs to scream out
What I want just wants to sing along
One seems day
One seems night
One seems left
One seems right
Somehow through this tug-of-war
Just a glimpse of your desires I see
All that's around me
Then falls short
And your wants become my needs

Yeah, that's what I need
A hand to hold
A heart that's free
Yeah, that's what I need
A loving gaze
Looking my way
Yeah, that's what I need

What I need is a mountain
Where I can stand when the waters rise
What I need is the waters
Cause in my stance my faith has dried
I want the sun
When I need the rain
I want the comfort
When I need the pain
But all I want and need do not exist but by
Your command
I won't worry with what I'll be given
And take the Giver's hand

(chorus)

By your grace the first time
By your mercy another chance
I need to be on my knees
I need to stand and dance
I need to stop where I am
I need to follow through
I need, I need, I need you
You're what I need

(chorus)

I need you
I need you
That's what I need
Track Name: All These Lies
Somebody tell me, tell me
What on earth am I supposed to do
I'm running around in circles
Just to find my way back to you
I'm still trying to make you me
But, you only seem to see through me
And then you force my hand
You know it's a funny thing in this life
Everyone wants to grow up so fast

All these lies
All these fames that people play
Open up my eyes
Show me the truth and I'll find
a better way
All these lies
All these games that people play
Open up my eyes
And I'll never be the same
Show me the way...home

Somebody tell me, tell me
What on earth am I supposed to feel
I'm dancing around the questions
But the answers aren't
Where they're supposed to be
I'm still trying to make you proud
But, it only makes me cry out loud
And still you take my hand
You know it's a funny thing in this life
Seems like we stand in time to fall again

(chorus 2x)

All these lies
All these lies
All these lies
All these lies
Track Name: Big Plans
She couldn't go to her mother
Her mother never seemed to care
She couldn't go to her father
Her father never was there
So she went to a friend
He said I'll love you to the end
Bring your stuff and move on in
Cause this is the answer

Big plans
Resting in tiny human hands
Big, big plans
Resting in tiny human hands

She couldn't go to her lover
Cause sometimes he didn't come home
And she hated to be all by herself
How it hurt to be left alone
Feeling like she had no choice
Trapped by loneliness and hate
She decided to leave it all
Better not to live life this way

Big plans
Resting in tiny human hands
Big, big plans
Resting in tiny human hands

I know the plans, plans not to hurt you
Plans to prosper you and for your good
Let me have your life. I want you to believe
And willingly receive My love for you

She finally went to Jesus
How He'd waiting for so long
And there she found the love she'd searched for
An acceptance like she'd never known
Now she listens to His voice
As she leans upon His word
Life is hard but filled with joy
For love has found her

Big plans
Resting in tiny human hands
Big, big plans
Resting in tiny human hands
Track Name: What I Know
You may say I'm crazy
You may say that I'm insane the way I carry on
How can you believe in one who is dead and gone
Pardon me for asking
Don't you think that you're too old for imaginary friends
How can you be so sure that there is such a man
I saw heaven in his eyes
It's something my heart can't deny
And that's when I realized

That is what I know of love
That is what I feel
That is what I know to be real

Cause many times we're stranded
Many times we're left alone by the ones trusted before
To have faith outside ourselves again
Is a price we can't afford
And I'm no different from the others
I've worn the shoes you're wearing now
Been down that road before
Because I felt such bitter pain
Well, it makes me want him more, yeah
Cause I saw heaven in his eyes
It's something my heart can't deny
And that's when I realized

(chorus)

Go ahead commit me
Go ahead convict me
Go ahead and say I'm out of my mind
Cause His love will never leave me
His love will never let me down
When all the world's against me
I'll bend my knees and cry out loud
And He will answer my plea
He'll hold me in His arms so tight
Pour His grace upon me
Never letting me out of His sight
And this is what I know of love
This is what I feel
This is what I know to be real

(chorus)
Track Name: Any Other Love Song
You give me the best you've got
Knowing full well I will not
You astound me in every way
There are days I don't pray

Strong enough to hold my weakness
Big enough to love my unloveliness
I don't want this to sound like any other love song
Yeah, but it just might
Because to me you are holiness, perfection, purity and mercy
And I just want to say that I love you
I love you

You secure me and set me free
These chains, they entangle me
Your truth is black and white
But there are days I justify

Strong enough to to hold my weakness
Big enough to love my unloveliness
I don't want this to sound like any other love song
Yeah, but it just might
Because to me you are forgiveness, wholeness, loveliness and mercy
And I just want to say that I love you
I love you
I love you
I love you

You won't take me for granted
I will take you for granted
You won't let go of me
But I will grab onto anything
anything I can
And I will betray you again and again and again and again and again and again

But I don't want this to sound like any other love song
Yeah, but it just might
Because to me you are consistent, faithful, a companion with mercy
And I just want to say that I love you
I love you
I love you
I do