#1
I found a very interesting article in the paper today, titled "Amazing Grace" and when I went to write a song about it, I found myself quoting the newspaper a lot. This was a very powerful front-page article about a boy named Tyler and his sister Kelsie, a sophomore and freshman, respectively. Just recently, they experienced the loss of both parents, and have no relatives within the state so they are living by themselves. They actually do not live far from me and so I thought it was even more powerful. This is Tyler's story.


"Grace"

Tyler was only twelve,
But you couldn't even tell,
The troubles that his
eyes could spell.

He experienced the greatest loss,
His mother's love was tossed,
As nature took a
life for cost.

Sometimes theres nothing we can do,
But pray for hope to pull through.
That everything will be alright.
When he called on God he asked him,
"Show me who you are,
Or I won't believe in you."
And God replied with his grace.

So God then colored the air,
To prove to them he was there.
To show them that
he still cared.

Tyler and his father went walking that night,
And took note of their sight.
His father said "Everything would,
be all right."

Sometimes theres nothing we can do,
But pray for hope to pull through.
That everything will be alright.
When he called on God he thanked him,
He said "You did this for a reason,
and I'll have faith in you."
And God replied with his grace.

Then Tyler found a special girl,
He wanted to give her the pearl.
So he told his father,
he'd give it a whirl.

His father said, "When the unexpected results,
And you've no need to consult,
That's when you know that
you're an adult."

Sometimes theres nothing we can do,
But pray for hope to pull through.
That everything will be alright.
When he called on God he asked him,
"What did my father mean?
I don't understand his lesson."
And God replied with his grace.

After classes one afternoon,
As he enjoyed an easy walk-through.
A police officer gave him
some bad news.

Tyler's father was under attack,
One that his heart couldn't pass.
And his father wouldn't be
able to last.

Sometimes theres nothing we can do,
But pray for hope to pull through.
That everything will be alright.
When he called on God he asked him,
"Why? Why did you let this happen?"
And God replied with his grace.

The officer needed to talk,
and told Tyler now it's his time to walk.
He said that he'd have
to "be the rock."

So to his sister in the other light,
he told her to help remove her fright,
"Everything will still
be alright."

Sometimes theres nothing we can do,
But pray for hope to pull through.
That everything will be alright.
When he called on God he was told,
"It's your turn to help yourselves."
And God replied with his grace.

So Tyler dealt with a lot of pain,
a lot of loss and a lot of gain.
Now he has just
lessons and fame.

So when you hear this tune,
know that Tyler is pulling through.
And Tyler is starting
school real soon...


Please tell me what you think. If anyone is interested, the article is also online:
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2008/08/22/0_TYLER_JONES_--_USE_THIS_VE.ART_ART_08-22-08_A1_EPB3O4O.html?sid=101
#2
I really liked this song. It has a great meaning and its very deep. You can feel the pain that Tyler feeld throught the words. I love the rhyme and it has a great flow to it. Overall a great song.