Can I Stay Here Forever
Through forgotten convictions
I'm losing the sound of Your voice
I've been chasing after emptiness
Trying to tidy up this mess
I swear I’ve been down this road before
I want to get back to where it all began
When I would long for only You
Like a child I'll take You at Your word
As these mountains of doubt, they fade away
I'm longing to trust and love You more
So for me this is beautiful
A brand new thought, and a brand new world
Can I stay here forever here with You?
I've lost sight of what first drew me
To the love that pursued me
The joy that inspired my song
The friendship that was all I knew
The arms that I would fall into
Seem miles and years from where I am today
I got to get back to where it all began
When I would wait for only You
Can I stay here forever
Here with you?
Surrounded by Your mercy
Clothed in Your truth
Always, I'll stay
Always here with You
Can I be here forever
Here with You?
Can I know what it's like
To deeply love You?
Always, Lord, let me stay
Always, here with You
All Songs Written by Tim & Jon Neufeld
©2004 Birdwing Music / Starfield Publishing Designee / ASCAP / Admin. by EMI Music CMG Publishing
Except "Ordinary Life" and "Revolution" Written by Matt Bronleewe and Tim & Jon Neufeld
©2004 Songs From The Farm / BMI / Birdwing Music (admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) / Starfield Publishing Designee (admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) / ASCAP / All songs used by permission. All rights reserved.
Behind the Song:
"All the songs that we write as a band begin on two beat-up acoustic guitars as Jon and I hash through to the final product. This little number was one that remained that way through the whole process – and I'm glad it did! For me there's something about the acoustic ballad that paints a sombre contemplative picture. Acoustic ballads make me want to feel things more deeply, to get right with the world… to confess something. I'll never forget the first time I heard Jars of Clay's "World's Apart". It had a simple power to usher me somewhere safe and introspective...gently persuading my guard down. In writing and putting together "Can I stay," we wanted to capture that same subtle blue undercurrent...to simply re-tell the story of the prodigal...far from home....longing for change...in a way that was honest, from our own experiences. I love seeing people connect with this song when we perform it live." - Tim Neufeld (Starfield)