Whole

by Joel McElwee

supported by
A.C.
A.C. thumbnail
A.C. I didn’t know anything about Joel McElwee before I listened 2 “Whole.”
The title track showcases his awesome capabilities as a lyricist!
“Whole” has a very power message…”
The EP as a collection showcases great piano work and vocals!

Favorite track: Whole.
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $4 USD  or more

     

1.
04:19
2.
06:24
3.
4.
05:08
5.

credits

released June 27, 2016

Written, Produced, Arranged, and Performed by Joel McElwee

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Joel McElwee Flint, Michigan

contact / help

Contact Joel McElwee

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Whole
A lot of people say
Your life’s gonna get better
You just gotta keep the faith a little longer
Just like the wiser men who came along

Just know that your soul will fly
Hold Him close

Look at me look at me now
I held my battles close to my heart
and believed in just believed in my God and my Master

I’ve been washed at the river
it has taught me to remember
that His love will make you whole

One day when I am
older and wiser
I’ll bring life
through my struggles

I’ll teach them to learn and mold
their own minds to understand their savior
and to know to look to the sky

They’ll say look at me look at me now
I held my battles close to my heart
and believed in just believed in my God and my Master

I’ve been washed at the river
it has taught me to remember
that His love will make you whole

Hold on believe
you’ll make it
Hold on believe
Have faith

In You we’ll wait
In You

Look at me look at me now
I held my battles close to my heart
and believed in just believed in my God and my Master

I’ve been washed at the river
it has taught me to remember
that His love will make you whole
Track Name: Weep For Me
Talk to me oh mysteries
I have no place to go
and nothing to see

I have strength in my bones
and faith in my eyes
please talk to me

I can't imagine when I've had enough
but I'm tired of this world
still I just can't get enough

I'm killing my voice and I'm
killing my thoughts
please talk to me

I keep praying to you
to let me go into this world
and seek what I long for
please don't let your angels weep for me

Time is slipping away
for this soul to make its boast

Ashamed apparently scared
to show what it believes

Blow after blow
it takes for knowing these things
how will it grow if it hides what it believes

I keep praying to you
to let me go into this world
and seek what I long for
please don't let your angels weep for me

I keep praying to you
to let me go into this world
and seek what I long for
please don't let your angels weep for me

I keep praying to you
to let me go into this world
and seek what I long for
please don't let your angels weep for me
Track Name: Broken So Easily
I haven't got the time to hold my breath
nor words to keep your hurting soul from breaking
I haven't found the peace I need to go on
Nor have I been released from the struggle that you gave me

So I looked within my vanities to find the words
but what I found were just cruel insecurities

No I never meant to hurt someone
especially the ones I love
am I holding on and wasting time
should I give up now and just survive?

Oh stop it all your moanings all your groanings hurt me
Stop talking like your purpose isn't written in the water
look deep down past the liar who's looking back

I know it hurts believe me I have felt it puncture
my hopes and dreams and even all the things I thought were proper
why did you give me a heart
that could be broken so easily?

Forging roads and opening the doors
that lead me far from avenues of safety
I know that fear of what will be won't aid me
and the power of eternity pervades thee

I reside my fears inside the God that I believe is strong enough
to defend my mind and define my cause
and my mind will shout I'll scream it out

Oh stop it all your moanings all your groanings hurt me
Stop talking like your purpose isn't written in the water
look deep down past the liar who's looking back

I know it hurts believe me I have felt it puncture
my hopes and dreams and even all the things I thought were proper
why did you give me a heart
that could be broken so easily?

I'm running far off from my hiding place
where my fears and understandings were all rooted in sin
but in this world of fading consequence my feet are aligned

Is this feeling that's inside of me a result of what is meant to be
the stakes are high but I am proud
and the voice inside me screams aloud.

Oh stop it all your moanings all your groanings hurt me
Stop talking like your purpose isn't written in the water
look deep down past the liar who's looking back

I know it hurts believe me I have felt it puncture
my hopes and dreams and even all the things I thought were proper
why did you give me a heart
that could be broken so easily?
Track Name: Fortune
How could I have missed this
How can I resist this
What could I have done to make it this far with this heart

Now I can not remember fully
Counting scars has only fooled me

Maybe my own mind is where I should start

Fortune what terrifying fortune
Will I be released from you
Is my resistance gone

Fortune what mystifying fortune
What perils will I see in you
Can I be restored?

What is this poor memory
that resists my longing
have I grown the soul to fight past my fault
be unlost?

My fate lies in a pasture blissful
knowing futures of rescissions
what can my young heart do but
run forward

Fortune, a time full of fortune
what enemies will come for you?
Are your battles sworn?

Fortune I believe my fortune
What can I do to comfort you
I'll keep you bright and strong
Track Name: If You Ever Loved Me
I stepped in the water
and it shook my soul
was thrown in the fire
and caught the ghost

How thick is the air
of this world
to choke the ghost
and tempt my soul

if you ever, ever loved me
I need your answer

if you ever, ever loved me
I need your answer

Take is all you wanna do
Shame me you will surely do

Tell me that I'm wrong I still won't come back

Laugh at my insanity
blame the holy trinity

you're just jealous of the throne

if you ever, ever loved me
I need your answer
if you ever, ever loved me
I need your answer

if you ever, ever loved me
I need your answer

Take is what your gonna do
Change me you will try to do

Skin so thick it sharpens stone

you lie and say my enemy
ever had a thought for me
I have had enough

Did you ever, ever love me?
I have my answer