You've Already Won

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released September 13, 2019

Recorded 2018/19 with Jordan Klassen
Engineered, Mixed, and Produced by Jordan Klassen
Mastered by Harris Neuman/Greymarket Mastering

All songs written by Peter La Grand
All songs © ® 2019 Peter La Grand (SOCAN)

Thank you to Kristen, Moses, Mahalia, and Shalom for time, love, and encouragement.

Special thanks to: Kathleen Mosa; carlhekkert@gmail.com; Pablo; Dick Russell; Dennis and Janet Danielson; Scott Anderson; John Wade; The Inimitable Big O; Michelle Schlein; Kathy Kwon; Amanda & Neil Varner; President Andrew Ledger; The Reverend, Pastor Dr Andrew T Shaver, the apostolic prophet; Paddy; suzyn geary; Melissa and David LaGrand; Kendall Rogers; Brian Dsouza; Sue Visser; Paul Stapleton; John LaGrand; Virginia LaGrand; Melissa and David LaGrand; Lance Odegard; Ben Scott-Brandt; Peter and Suzanne Mogan; Beth Hankinson; Susan Wade; Richard and Maureen Jones; Kirk Eliott; Josh Feyen; and the Familia Wuest,— without you this would not have been possible.

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Track Name: The Cross and Crow
The Cross And Crow

You lead the way
I’ll follow quick behind
right on your neck
I’m ready to abscond
the cross and crow
together in the sky
the lost and found
they need each other’s touch

You lead the way
I give up all control
I lost the path
markers long ago
the cross and crow
together keep me here
hope for the world
the fear that I’m killing it

You lead the way
I’ll close my eyes and trust
I think You know
that I have said too much
the cross and crow
they burn into my arms
I’m marked for life
lost if you lead me wrong

You lead the way
I’ll follow quick behind
right on your neck
I’m ready to abscond
Track Name: Fog The Windows
Fog The Windows
The old tree finally came down
the winter‘s been long and the winds were too strong
now it’s spread all over the yard
but spring will make it a nurse log
new life will grow from it’s death shroud
life that will rise, rise all around

And though we are getting older
our breath can still fog the car windows
on Friday night, on Friday night
but we can’t breathe together
if we don’t look at each other
eye to eye, so look in my eyes

I know this dance can only work
if we hold loosely to eachother
but tonight let’s come close and carry one another
for a while … let me hold you close

the movies would have me believe
the same as the songs and the magazines
that I should be free to do anything
but I am beginning to see
the shackles I chose are the keys
that fit the locks to all I need

still I fall for the tricks everytime
a glossy finish and some winning lines
are all it takes to render me blind
and then I come back to you
seeking forgiveness from you
once again, I’m sorry again

I know that I have wounded you,
I know that you have suffered
I know that I got lost again in myself and in others
I know this dance can only work
If I prove I can be trusted
so tonight please come close
and let’s work on what’s been busted
for awhile let me hold you close
for awhile let me hold you close
for awhile let me hold you close
Track Name: Beggars and Limousines
Beggars and Limousines
Beggars and limousines
junkies and beauty queens
hitting the streets on a Friday night
all looking for the same thing

This city eats its young
so, sister, turn and run
the divide it has become
too deep for anyone

I’d like to say there is a hope
I wish there was a way
but each day here feels like one closer to moving away

Two jobs and school at night
no end or relief in sight
I forgot to invest what I never had
and toil is the price of that life
Track Name: You've Already Won
You’ve Already Won
Another night of no rest
you carry despair in the lines of your face
mornings come hard and deeply divided
I’m up at first light, you keep missing sunrise

How I long for you to heal
but it doesn’t matter what I feel

You’ve already won—the battle is over
what you’re fighting for you’ve had all along
there’s no way to win cause I’m on your side
what you’re fighting for has been yours all along

are you lost in the dark? Do you want to come out?
I keep on pounding but you never answer
I need you here, I need you free
I swear I’m not going to let you hide from me

How I long for you to heal
but it doesn’t matter what I feel

You have my word and I will stay as long as it takes for your night to end
You have my word and I will stay as long as it takes for your night to end
You have my word and I will stay as long as it takes for your night to end

You’ve already won—the battle is over
what you’re fighting for you’ve had all along
there’s no way to win cause I’m on your side
what you’re fighting for has been yours all along
Track Name: A Safe Place
A safe place

Come along with me
Just don’t tell your brother
I’m hoping we can see
More and more of eachother
I know a place where no light gets in
We can hide from God there, we can hide from sin

If you navigate by fear
You always have an answer
But certainty deceives
and it grows like a cancer
I know a place where no light gets in
I go there to remember, I go to begin

I’ll keep dreaming … while I can
But why not dream while I have the chance?
Hope still sings I believe
Faith is all she asks of me

The city holds its breath
Waiting for the tremor
The weeds are growing high
Neighbors fear one another
I know a place where no light gets in
Where we can trust each other and rest as friends

It’s not how close you get
Its direction that matters
I’ll keep facing you
the rest of my winters
In that place where no light gets in
There’s a part of each of us that is safe within

I’ll keep dreaming … while I can
But why not dream while we have the chance?
Hope still sings I believe
Faith is all she asks of me

Don’t give up
There is a way
Where there is life there is hope
The body remembers what the mind forgets
Where there is life there is hope