Here Goes Nothing

by John Mark Thomas

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Acoustic instrumentals and smart vocals blended together for a unique folk sound reminiscent of Phil Keaggy and Nickel Creek.

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released July 1, 2006

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John Mark Thomas Virginia

John Mark Thomas is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer specializing in indie-folk and acoustic instrumental music. His work pairs masterful instrumentals with inspiring lyrics focused on real-life struggles, love, loss, family, and God's hand in it all. ... more

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Track Name: Here Goes Nothing
Well I have always been this way
Now I'll sell tickets to my fight with Yesterday
Yeah, and life will never be the same
But hey, that's ok!
(That would just be boring anyway)
Track Name: Follow The Phantom
With the best of intentions
I glue my rump to a chair
And try hard to spend the next few minutes in prayer
But something smells funny
A fly keeps buzzing my head
When I look through my eyelids the world is red

I entertain tangents and I play with my hair
I follow the Phantom into his lair
I think about castles and the knights who lived there
And I follow the Phantom into his lair

I hear your small whisper
Or is it just the radio?
I want to think of you but there my mind goes
Starting to drift now
Did I hear myself snore?
Would it help to slam my hand in the door?

I entertain tangents and I play with my hair
I follow the Phantom into his lair
I think about castles and the knights who lived there
And I follow the Phantom into his lair

And I say to myself don't you dare!
Follow that Phantom into his lair
But then there's that cute girl and my mind's it stares
And I follow the Phantom into his lair
Track Name: Uncertainty
I used to be so certain
Of where my life was going
But now it seems that I've been flirting with disaster

Now I can see all my plans
They're dissolving in the wind
And now it seems it's time to find another road

And Your love
Is the only thing that keeps me sane
Yes, Your love
Is the only thing that keeps me sane

In the rough times
In the rough times
In the rough times
In the rough times

Of my uncertainty
Yes, of my uncertainty
Track Name: Just Friends
You're such a scarce commodity
And I am poor it seems
Yeah, I'm so jealous of your time
But, Patience, he is king
So I can wait my turn
'Cause I'm holding out to find
A day with no one else in sight
When you're completely mine

So I'll just wait here for a while
In the shadows of Just Friends
Yeah, I'll just wait for one more day
In these shadows called Just Friends

Well I doubt it's even crossed your mind
That we could be much more
And I bet you think this song is for
Just some Other Girl
But I'm just too afraid
To tell you how I feel
And to say all of the things that I
Wish that I could say

So I'll just wait here for a while
In the shadows of Just Friends
Yeah, I'll just wait for one more day
In these shadows called Just Friends

But maybe one day I'll come out of my shell
And drop my cowardice by the wayside
'Cause I know you're worth the risk
Even if you don't feel the same

But for now I'll just wait here for a while
In the shadows of Just Friends
Yeah, I'll just wait for one more day
In these shadows called Just Friends

So, yeah, I'll just wait for one more day
In the shadows of Just Friends
But maybe one day I'll come out and say
I wanna be more than Just Friends with you
Track Name: One Thing
As I've struggled through these years
I've had my share of pain and share of tears
But one thing I've come to find
Is that I am Yours and You are mine

And no flood of sorrow
Can ever change that fact
For Your abundant mercy
Can always bring me back
To Your face
To Your face

And I've traveled on the high roads
Under cloudless skies with easy load
And still one thing I've come to find
Is that I am Yours and You are mine

And no flood of blessing
Will ever cloud my mind
For all these earthly treasures
Will never turn my eyes
From Your face
From Your face
Track Name: Truth Is Freedom
Well I revealed who I am an hour too late
And now I'm regretting that mistake
'Cause I'm still smarting from the shards of broken mask
I've got embedded deep within my face
And you know it really hurt to fall
From atop my useless pedestal
So now my heart is screaming, You Fool!
Didn't you know...

The truth is Freedom!
The truth is Freedom!
The truth is Freedom!
The truth is Freedom!

Well everyone knows the truth has a way
Of always coming out to make you pay
So why not save yourself an awful lot of pain
And let it out before it's too late
'Cause secrets they bring only two things
And those are fear and distrust
They are the shackles that keep us bound
So listen close...

'Cause truth is Freedom!
'Cause truth is Freedom!
'Cause truth is Freedom!
The truth is Freedom!

So this time I'll be honest from the start
And then I'll have nothing to hide
'Cause I'm a sinner and I'm ashamed
But so is she

So what's the point of hiding if all it brings is fear?
And love's not really worth it if it can't withstand a couple tears
So what's the point of hiding if all it brings is fear?
And love's not really worth it if it can't withstand a couple tears

So truth is Freedom!
So truth is Freedom!
So truth is Freedom!
So truth is Freedom!
So truth is Freedom!
So truth is Freedom!
Track Name: Miracle Age
When I was the age of thirteen
I was so sure of exactly two things
That I was just too young
And that one day I would grow up
I just thought it was some magical thing
That one day I'd wake up with perfect faith

Well I'm 21 now -- It's the Miracle Age
'Cause I'm all grown up now or so they say
And though I've grown so much of late
I know I'm still so young in so many ways

Well I knew that I didn't know much
But now I think that I knew even less than I thought
'Cause you know I was just a kid
With some crazy dreams in my head
But now I know growth comes through pain
Yet I'm still seeking You all the same

Well I'm 21 now -- It's the Miracle Age
'Cause I'm all grown up now or so they say
And though I've grown so much of late
I know I'm still so young in so many ways

Yeah I'm 21 now -- It's the Miracle Age
'Cause I'm all grown up now or so they say
And though I've grown so much of late
I know I'm still so young in so many ways

And I know that I'm not really wise
But I'm beginning to realize
That growing up's never quite done
But I can see that that's half the fun
Track Name: Goodbye
We met not four years ago
But it feels like a lifetime
And your faces are indelibly seared
Into my mind's eye

But we're all on different roads
And now the intersection's gone
And it's time to move on
But I don't want to

'Cause it's so hard to say goodbye
Goodbye
Goodbye

Goodbye
Goodbye
Track Name: The End Of Time
At the end of time
Before the throne of God
I hope to be defined
Good and Faithful Servant

Then my faith is deemed
Solid as a rock
But sometimes it seems
That I'm not that determined

Perfect me into Your image
Perfect me into Your image
Perfect me into Your image, Lord
Perfect me
Perfect me, Lord

So at the end of time
I'll know one thing for sure
I will come to find
That I am Yours