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
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
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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
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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
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Gonna have a party tonight!
Gonna pull out all of the stops!
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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.
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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]
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Looking around at all the precious people,
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So many stories going untold.
SOMEBODY’S HERO Album | Joseph James Read more
SOMEBODY’S HERO | Joseph James | New Album Release 09.11.2021
Coming this Saturday, the release of Joseph’s new album, SOMEBODY’S HERO on 38 Streaming Services. Check it out. Patriotic | Romantic | Encouraging | Challenging | Dream Again | Indie Music
DISTRIBUTED ON THESE STREAMING SERVICES & ONLINE STORES!
The Lyric Videos to the album on YouTube and Rumble were filmed in the beautiful trails of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and also in Boerne & San Antonio, Texas, USA. We hope you enjoy the music and the beautiful scenery.
Just finished editing and adding the last two songs I recorded live at the Homewood Suites, Katy | Houston, Texas in February. All 17 are in a playlist at the link below. I have another list of 10 I recorded in our portable studio when we were in Atlanta, GA, and a list of 6 instrumental songs as well that I put together in Colorado Springs, CO.
LIST OF SONGS:
ANGEL ON THE WAY [Live] | Joseph James
Angels are all around us as well as demons. They interact with our prayers and sometimes we get to see them. The power of prayer and the angels can change destinies helping us get through things miraculously. Never give up hope! Destiny!
LONELY ROAD [Live] | Joseph James
As I was writing this song, I was thinking about The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost. There are many roads we can walk, but some seem especially lonely, until we discover something incredible along the way. There is a twist at the end of this song. I hope it blesses you in your journey. Destiny!
THERE YOU GO AGAIN [Live] | Joseph James
A romantic and joyful song with a little bit of adventure and love in the air. I wanted to write a lively and energetic love song and I hope you like it. Who is that someone special in your life?
LOVE SONG [Live] | Joseph James
I wrote LOVE SONG when I was going through a very difficult season in my life. It was one of my first on the piano as I was learning how to play it. I desperately needed the Lord’s manifest presence and love and He came through. No matter what, He is always near.
THE STRANGER [Live] | Joseph James
Who is the stranger? You might meet him where you least expect. At the end of the road, there is always a way through. At the end of love, there is a new love. Never, ever give up. Someone is watching and waiting.
IDENTITY [Live] | Joseph James
Identity – People searching for identity. I struggled with it for years until I found the answer for me. I hope this song blesses you.
THE OLD MAN [Live] | Joseph James
Have you ever met someone who you thought could see right through you to your core, to your soul. That is what this song is about. The old man, well, he’s a mystery. He’s gender-less on this planet as it could be anyone at anytime, but eternally, well, I’ve met Him. He can see right through whatever defenses we have. Let go! Be free!
FORGIVENESS IN THE FIRST DEGREE [Live] | Joseph James
Forgiveness in the First Degree | Do we know what we’ve really been forgiven of? It is that first-time revelation, when standing face to face with reality, that we begin to understand what Jesus did on the cross for us. It is that revelation that changes our lives forever. True freedom! Destiny!
SO BEAUTIFUL [Live] | Joseph James
Romance is in the air. Remembering the wedding day, that sparkle in your eyes. Sharing my heart with you for the rest of our lives. Love grows and the journey makes it stronger, day by day.
GOTTA BE REAL [Live] | Joseph James
Janiece and Joseph wrote this song together one month after their wedding. GOTTA BE REAL – Having experienced the Lord, they couldn’t play the games of religion. This song is about their life and about reality. Be Real!
FREE [Live] | Joseph James
Joseph wrote this song while he was going through a lot of struggles. He just wanted to be free. Sometimes we find that we are the one who is holding us back. How can we get free? How can we ever get to the place where we can be ourselves and be okay with it? Free!
SMOKING OF THE GUN [Live] | Joseph James
Do you know of someone who is deep in depression and suicidal? Joseph and his wife minister to those going through dark times, because they’ve both been there and made it through. If you read Janiece’s bio, http://sentencedtodeathdestinedforlife.com, you will see that she’s gone through multiple attempts in her past.
LOVE OF HIS LIFE [Live] | Joseph James
Joseph James wrote this song with a dual meaning. See if you can guess the two stories woven into one. At some point he’ll reveal both on this channel, Google+, and on his facebook fan page. Love is a funny thing sometimes. If we only look on the surface, we might just miss the whole thing. We can gain a complete perspective from a very old text. If you’re really determined and adventurous, you can find the an reference point and see if you’re right.
DESTINY [Live] | Joseph James
What is our destiny? Where are we heading? What will we find when we get there? Does it even matter? Destiny! Purpose!
EVERYONE WANTS TO BE LOVED [Live] – Joseph James
Love is a delicate and precious thing to find. Everyone searches for it, but few are they who find true love. Broken relationships and families can hold us back from experiencing all we can. So what are we to do? Where is this so-called thing called love? Everyone Wants To Be Loved!
HOUR OF MIDNIGHT [Live] | Joseph James
This is one of Joseph James’ earliest songs when he received a prophetic word from the Lord as he wrote this song. Parts of the song are taken from Ezekiel 34 and Isaiah 26. It is a clear warning from the Lord to those who are mistreating His people and building their own kingdoms with their own traditions and rules. He always provides a time for repentance and restoration before judgment comes. The Lord is setting His people free.
LOVE CALLS [Live] | Joseph James
Love Calls to us from afar. Can we hear its voice in the midst of all the other voices, confusion, lies, pain and strife? Can we hear the truth? There is a love that is true and yes, it is there for us to find.
I hope you enjoy the songs and that they bless and encourage you to follow your dreams. We are currently booking for the FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS Tour. If you’d like us to come to your community, please use the form on our contact page.