When I’m writing a new song, I am determined to make sure it has a good message that is going to help the listener is some way. Then I add the drums and various instrumental tracks as I hear them in my mind, hoping that the music will attract the right listeners. I had no clue though how HONEY I LOVE YOU would touch one in my audience two weeks ago. Read more
YOU ARE HERE | Joseph James | [Official Lyric Video]
Lyrics & Chords
I love singing worship songs to the Lord, especially those that have some of His Names in them. In April 2021, I was going through some rough times and decided to write another worship song and add His Names in it. It starts with creation, our birth, our life and ends with our last breath, and the meeting Him face-to-face. So peaceful, yet so powerful!
I filmed the lyric video at Lake Woodlands. It didn’t look like the end of January as there was so much green, the trees still had leaves and there were flowers too, some fountains in the lakes and folks in their kayaks. It was a nice, sunny, and beautiful day. YOU ARE HERE!
YOU ARE HERE ©04.03.2021 w/m Joseph James
Drums/Bass Guitar/Nu Warm Synth/Dual Coil Lead ’65/Piano/Soprano Sax
G /F /E /D C D
D G C
You were there before the earth was fashioned.
You were there before the first sunrise.
G C D
By Your Word, You spoke and it came to be, by Your Word.
Em /D C /D Em /D C /D
Holy Lamb of God! Blessed King of kings!
Em /D C D
Creator of all things! Ancient of Days! Read more
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HINDSIGHT 2020 | Joseph James | [Official Lyric Video]
Lyrics & Chords
Hindsight 2020 is a look back on 2020 and beyond to see what’s really there and what we need to change. It’s a place to reach out, to join our hands together across this land, restore our freedoms and take out the corruption that seeks to control us all. It’s time to rise and stand together for our freedom, our generation and those to come.
It’s a fun song with a catchy tune, but make no mistake, it’s to the point. It’s time to TAKE THE GARBAGE OUT!
HINDSIGHT 2020 © 02.07.2021 w/m Joseph James
G D C D G
Hindsight is twenty-twenty, but this is twenty-one.
Didn’t know what they were doing, but now let’s have some fun.
Let’s go around town and shake some trees.
G /F#m Em
We’ll let it all hang out…
C D C D G
Let’s join with our neighbors and take this garbage out. Read more
SUCH A TIME AS THIS | Joseph James | [Official Lyric Video]
Lyrics & Chords
Sometimes not everything was lost of our dreams and relationships in the past. Sometimes there is still life and new growth where there once seemed total devastation and destruction. Perhaps we’ve really just been maturing for SUCH A TIME AS THIS! Sometimes the Lord’s restoration and healing work goes unnoticed to us and then, wow!
This video was filmed throughout Waldo Canyon on the Rampart Range Road, Pikes Peak and the Garden Of The Gods where a fire was so destructive in 2012 and threatened Colorado Springs. Now 9 years later there’s beauty again, the young Aspens flourishing, and there are lots of areas that never burned as you can see in the video. It’s like that in our lives. SUCH A TIME AS THIS!
SUCH A TIME AS THIS © 06.21.21 w/m Joseph James
G D C G
G D C D
I’ve run my race! I’ve set my course time and time again.
C D G C
Just to be out of time and left behind again. Read more
NEED TO BE FREE | Joseph James | [Official Lyric Video]
Lyrics & Chords
Relationships can and should be fun and free. We should be free to enjoy each other and to still pursue our individual dreams while supporting each other. In this, we can soar together on the heights and support each other through the tough times, the valleys as well. Destiny… Purpose… Dreams…
NEED TO BE FREE © 05.24.21 w/m Joseph James
G D C D G
If you would love me so,
Maybe my heart wouldn’t let you go. Read more
GONNA TURN IT AROUND | Joseph James | [Official Lyric Video]
Lyrics & Chords
Have you ever heard the term, “Laughter does good like a medicine?” Also, “the Lord laughs at [the wicked], for He sees that their own day [of defeat] is coming.” “The joy of the Lord is our strength!” Did you know that when we see things the way He does, we can join in with Him in the laughter and live in joy, knowing that no matter what comes our way, He has a way through it?
It’s time to shake off those things that have been holding us down, laugh again, party with friends and family, and just plain have some fun in the midst of our enemies. Jerry Savelle said, “If Satan can’t steal your joy, he can’t keep your goods.” Why would we want to let him keep our goods?
Come on America, it’s time to rise up and start dreaming again. AMERICA DARE TO DREAM Tour.
GONNA TURN IT AROUND © 05.21.2021 w/m Joseph James
G D C G
Gonna have a party tonight!
Gonna pull out all of the stops!
G C G
Gonna shake off everything that’s been holding me down! Read more
ON A COLD DARK NIGHT | JOSEPH JAMES | [Official Lyric Video]
Lyrics & Chords
What happens when we meet an angel in the night? What happens when it’s not what we think it is? What are we going to do?
ON A COLD DARK NIGHT – © 02.18.21 w/m Joseph James
On a cold dark night. I heard a desperate plea, Crying out for help.
G D C D
I am all alone! Sad and weary now! I think I’ve lost my way, tonight! Read more
SOMEBODY’S HERO | JOSEPH JAMES | [Official Lyric Video]
Lyrics & Chords
Who is your hero? Who’s watching you? What’s your story? What’s your testimony? Are they secretly hoping you succeed so it can give them hope to go for their dreams too? Are you SOMEBODY’S HERO?
SOMEBODY’S HERO © 06.20.21 w/m Joseph James [Chords & Lyrics]
G D C G D C G
Looking around at all the precious people,
C G D
So many stories going untold.
I’M SORRY | Joseph James | LYRICS & CHORDS
This song is so unlike many of my other songs. It’s a message from beyond the grave to loved ones caught in the horrible path of its devastation. There is hope! There is a way through it all! There is healing!
Out of having ministered to, counseled many who were either contemplating suicide or someone who lost someone to it’s ugly claws, this song was born. The devastation left behind for family, friends, and acquaintances to have to unexpectedly deal with, is sometimes so overwhelming that it shatters many more lives in its wake. The morning after one such conversation with one of my Lyft riders in San Antonio, Texas, who had recently lost a dear friend to suicide, these lyrics were born, so I walked down to the patio of the hotel with my guitar, wrote them down and added the music.
Following is a very short, encouraging story I wrote on 05.20.20. I hope it encourages you! Joseph James
SOMETIMES LIFE | Joseph James
Sometimes life just seems too impossible, too far out there to grasp, let alone to harness. It seems like you’ll never make it, like every precipice you attain only reveals another summit going higher still. When will the real summit show it’s face, that place when you can look down with the wind gently blowing in your face and hair, that refreshment that comes from knowing you’ve conquered that which you were destined to do? Looking down in victory on all who’ve said you couldn’t do it! Give up! It’s not worth it! Yeah, but I did it!
Sometimes, on the way up, the tired legs that give way, the breath that can’t be fully inhaled, your heartbeat racing as your heart seems to be trying to escape your chest, as you fall lifelessly to the ground with your face in the mud. Lying there, moments, hours, days perhaps, wondering in a state of exhaustion if the ascent so far has been worth it. What comes next? You’ve gone too far to turn back now, but you’re all alone in this place – or so it seems. Read more
2021!!! Here we go…
Going to start off this new year here in Boerne, TX where I began last year in Colorado Springs, CO before the pandemic/feardemic shut everything down. We welcome your prayers as this is an ongoing battle to get through all of the hoops.
I am putting the DREAMER’S INK TASK FORCE into full throttle and we’re going to save some lives. This is Texas and no, we haven’t shut down. There has been too many deaths related to the shut downs and isolation that the media doesn’t even mention. I’m looking into places to hold these meetings, the Bevy hotel in Boerne has given me a good rate and I want to find some places in the neighboring areas as well, including San Antonio.
Suicide strikes without warning, one day we are talking to our friend, family member or peer and the next going to their funeral. I’ve had enough. The pandemic has only made this worse.
You can start your own Task Force no matter where you are with your family, friends, and/or work place or I can come and help you get started. Read more
WE ARE AMERICAN | Joseph James | [Official Lyric Video]
Lyrics & Chords
I’VE GOT TO BREATHE Song | Joseph James | Chords & Lyrics | [Official Lyric Video]
I’VE GOT TO BREATHE | w/m Joseph James | © 12.23.19 | 125 BPM
What is it about America that attracts so many people from other countries? It’s the ability to live in freedom and pursue your own dreams. America’s heritage is about a people who come together in tough times to help each other and the country as a whole. It was built on sacrifice and bravery so that’s it’s people could live in peace with one another and from enemies on the outside.
America still stands for freedom and peace. Although it isn’t perfect, We The People are responsible as individuals to do their part to see our rights are protected. It is also our individual responsibility to treat one another with respect, honor and dignity. There are always forces that would try to tear us apart, to divide and conquer, but they have underestimated the power that is in the culture of America itself.
It is within this culture that many Americans need to remember who we are and rekindle the hope, the destiny, the purpose that spur each individual on to become the person they were created to be, working together and helping each other become more and as a whole a generation that brings hope to the world, showing other countries that they too, can create their own freedom in their own countries. There’s a cost and a tremendous price, but overthrowing evil rulers has always come at a cost.
I wrote this song because of all the folks I’ve talked to here in the USA who were on the verge of giving up and ending their lives. Come on folks, we live in the greatest nation on the earth. We have our problems, but if we can come together and help one another in times of catastrophe, why not on a daily basis. A kind word, a smile and a simple hand to help can save someone’s life and give them hope again. I believe in America. I believe in my fellow citizens. I believe we can do it.
I’m starting a new tour in 2020. AMERICA DARE TO DREAM 2020 Tour. We’re going wherever we can and are invited and even county fairs to bring this message. It’s time for us to encourage each other, listen to each others dreams and start to help each other succeed. It’s time for America to win for our families, our neighbors, our nation and our world. Let hope spring up. Let’s all stand up, THIS IS AMERICA, WHERE WE DARE TO DREAM!
Thank you for listening to this song and passing it on to one another. I hope it sparks something inside of each of us so that we rise up again, discover our dreams and fly… Blessings in your journey and I hope to see you somewhere on the road with our new AMERICA DARE TO DREAM 2020 Tour.
DARE TO DREAM [Official Lyric Video] | Joseph James
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Direct link to the DARE TO DREAM Official Music Video
I literally wrote this song because of all of my conversations in driving for Lyft here in Colorado Springs, Colorado and from our many divine encounters over the last 6 years of traveling with my Follow Your Dreams Tour across the country and Alaska.
I didn’t realize at the time that I included the instrumental track for America The Beautiful that Pikes Peak was the mountain that inspired that song. I had already planned to put the mountain in the background so it just made it that much more special to me as I stood on top of Pulpit Rock for the filming of this video.
My passion in writing, singing and in wanting to see our country come back together where we become Americans again, helping one another, and encouraging each other, was the driving force behind the creation of this song.
I’m tired of hearing people telling me they’re on the edge of giving up, or helping others pick up the pieces from a loved one who chose to go the way of suicide. I want to be on the other side of this. I want to talk about dreams and hope. Come on neighbors we are better than this. We’ve risen to the challenge in all the wars we’ve fought over the years when we were challenged. We’ve come together as a country and we became stronger. Let’s not let this generation be the one that let’s it all fall apart from within.
We must become the change we want to see, not just keep pointing out the faults and blaming others. I hear immigrants tell me all the time that this is the greatest country in the world. Sure we have short comings, but we can overcome them. We The People are responsible for this country, not the politicians. If real freedom is what really matters to us, then we must stand up, united, and proclaim it. Then we must join our hands together and walk with each other until it becomes a reality. It has taken people to this point of division in our country, but we can be better than they are and we can and must rise above it.
We can change our nation and become that which our ancestors fought so hard to start, the land of the free and home of the brave. Dare we let their blood be in vain? No! I say, “Let us DARE TO DREAM again.”
I was in Charleston, SC the day of the shooting there. That town rejected the hate message and instead, 15,000 of us spanned the 1.9 miles of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge to show the love. That day, love won. The media were flying helicopters over us and filming. There were folks from all over the world and many different cultures. We were talking to each other and hugging each other. We didn’t even know each other, but it was the passion of love that spurred us on. Love wins! Blessings to you in your journey and Dare To Dream again. Let’s do this.
One of my dreams is to sing this song live in Washington DC, July 4, 2020, to declare these words over America. Let Freedom Ring! Someone once said it’s better to shoot for the stars and land on the moon than never to have dreamed at all. Yes! Let’s see how far we can go! Dreams! They change everything!
© 04.18.19 Joseph James & VaryMedia Music Video Coming Soon!
Some training and encouragement this morning. HEALING | DELIVERANCE | WARRIOR STATUS. We talk to a lot of folks we see in our travels who want to know more about us and how we walk with the Lord. It is evident, they don’t have access to the teaching and training we’ve had and share, so I’m starting to use these videos to do that. Because of our current living situation here in Colorado Springs, I don’t have a set time and day to do these. The hotel is letting me use another room to film these. So grateful.
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FREE EVENT | Joseph James, author and singer/songwriter, is coming to Denver to discuss what he is doing on his Follow Your Dreams tour as they’ve traveled the nation and Alaska over the last 5.5 years. They’ve reached out to communities and individuals, sharing hope and encouragement through meetings, concerts, and shows in order to help those going through depression and/or struggling with suicidal thoughts or just life in general.
FREE EVENT | November 4, 2018 – 3-5pm | Denver Metro/Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Northridge Rec Center, Crestone Room 8800 Broadway Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
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