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Songs of the Day – There Is A Treason At Sea + Things Of This World (DC Talk Month Closers. Lyrics Included) From Supernatural And Nu Thang Albums

31 Mar

Closing out DC Talk Month are Songs of the Day “There Is A Treason At Sea” from their 1998 album Supernatural and Things of This World from their 1990 album “Nu Thang”. There Is A Treason At Sea is track #14 of 14. Meanwhile Things of This World is track #6 of 11 from their 1990 album “Nu Thang”.

“There Is A Treason At Sea” is an epic spoken-word poem that caps off the Supernatural album epicly. It is an amazing contemporary poem, an amazing metaphor of life and the reality that God is the only one whom is ultimately in control. As such, “There Is A Treason At Sea” is a perfectly fitting close out to DC Talk Month! I hope you enjoyed!

There Is A Treason At Sea DC Talk Song Lyrics

I am solo in this world of water
Only the tip of a sunrise visible
Like the morning light in a little girl’s eyes
I crave this freedom
I find it only in this little ship
Just my soul and its bread and butter
I am comfortable
But there is a reason at sea
Is it me?
It is a wonder, supernatural cover of war
The dark ones who eternal in damnation grow
Set about me now
How they whine and crow
I am solo
In this world of wet
And bitter is my temperament
I close the door to sentiment
And I relish all my youth
I realize that I am doomed
Fear of love and fear of You
But You give me the keys to Paradise
It is You who sympathize
You and Your perfection grow
I am cradled in Your ocean’s throw
I crave your freedom, in this little ship
For You alone can chart my trip
And like these waves, I lose my grip
And I sink into Your arms

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And closing out DC Talk Month for good is “Things Of This World”. This song is the only part of DC Talk Month hailing from DC Talk’s pre-Free At Last days. This song comes courtesy of the bands 2nd album from 1990 called “Nu Thang” (An album that was preceded by DC Talk’s debut self-titled album in 1989).

The reason I didn’t include much from Nu Thang or self-titled was due to the fact that I am unfamiliar with DC Talk’s material pre-Free At Last, which was the first album I got when I was a kid. For some reason or other I never sought out their previous material. I’ll have to do that now, as I just discovered this INCREDIBLE Nu Thang track called “Things Of This World”.

Just like “Treason At Sea”, Things of This World plays out like a highly intellectual poem that will get you thinking… even though it is, technically, a rap track. It sounds unlike anything else from DC Talk, and is proof once again at how great of a band they were. Enjoy! And hopefully you’ll now be familiar with one of the greatest Christian bands of all time.

Things of This World DC Talk Song Lyrics:

Seventy years is all we got
To accumulate goods that seem to mean a lot
For the first twenty years, you’re off to school
Learnin’ principles and learnin’ the tools
To make lots of money, the ultimate goal
Gain the whole world and yet lose ya soul
Huh, humanism is on a roll

Twenty gets the the knowledge, thirty years to apply
And just twenty years left for askin’ why
I didn’t realize what it was all about
And, was there any use in this rigorous rout because

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world are passin’ away
So lay your treasure above
And start to live for Him today

All done for self in this world will pass
And all done for Christ in this world will last
Sounds like a simple task

But everyday life seems to get in the way
No time to serve, barely time to pray
Our focal points lost and we get tossed
In the wind, cold facin’ the cost
Of fallin’ without stallin’ or even callin’ the Lord
While you were blackballin’
He was waitin’ for you to see the light
And find for yourself, these things are trite

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world are passin’ away
So lay your treasure above
And start to live for Him today

Our mind transforms a want to a need
A simple process that we call greed
Ya say ya like to have money, well I do too
The problem starts when the money has you
Workin’ overtime to keep up with the pace
A lifestyle that you want to embrace
But it’s two steps from where your needs are met
You’re keepin’ up with the Jones’, but your all in debt
Which will lead to stress, not meeting the bills
While ya sportin’ a Benz with all the thrills
The domino effect’s gotcha life in check
A temporary stitch and ya livin’ a wreck

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world are passin’ away
So lay your treasure above
And start to live for Him today

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world are passin’ away
So lay your treasure above
And start to live for Him today

Things of this world are passin’ away
Here tomorrow, but they’re sure not here to stay
Things of this world, the things of this world
The things, the things, the things of this world

Don’t lay up your treasures upon this Earth
They’ll soon pass away and all return to dirt
Don’t lay up your treasures upon this Earth
They’ll soon pass away and all return to dirt
Don’t lay up your treasures upon this Earth
They’ll soon pass away and all return to dirt

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For those wondering where the DC Talk guys are now, here is what they’ve been up to.

Kevin Max is now the lead singer for Christian rock band veterans Audio Adrenaline (as of 2012) and Michael Tait (the black guy) is now the lead singer for Australian Christian rock titans Newsboys (as of 2009). Finally, Tobymac founded his own record label known as “Gotee Records” and has remained an influential record producer in the Christian music scene to this day.

All three also released their own solo albums. These include: “Empty” (2001) and “Lose This Life” (2003) from Tait (he was also working on a third album called “Loveology” in 2007 but it never came out); “Stereotype Be” (2001), “Between the Fence and the Universe” (2004 EP), “The Imposter” (2005), “Holy Night” (Christmas Album 2005), “The Blood” (2007, which featured DC Talk returning as a group singing the Prince song cover “The Cross”) and “Crashing Gates” (2009 EP) from Kevin Max; Meanwhile TobyMac was also extremely busy and released “Momentum” (2001), “Welcome To Diverse City” (2004. Featured DC Talk returning to sing “Atmosphere”), “Portable Sounds” (2007), “Alive And Transported” (2008), “Tonight” (2010) and “Eye On It” (2012. Only the third Christian album ever to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and the first since 1997). So DC Talk may be only but a memory, but the guys are still alive and well!

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People
* March 18th 2013 – Jesus Is Just Alright
* March 19th 2013 – Sugarcoat It
* March 20th 2013 – Mind’s Eye
* March 21st 2013 – Wanna Be Loved
* March 22nd 2013 – I Wish We’d All Been Ready
* March 23rd 2013 – My Friend (So Long)
* March 24th 2013 – The Hardway Remix
* March 25th 2013 – In the Light
* March 26th 2013 – Lean On Me
* March 27th 2013 – Like It Love It Need It
* March 28th 2013 – Socially Acceptable
* March 29th 2013 – Godsend
* March 30th 2013 – So Help Me God
* March 31st 2013 – There Is A Treason At Sea + Things of This World

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy!

Becoming the Archetype Month Songs
February 1st 2013: March of the Dead, Into Oblivion, Epoch Of War, Mountain of Souls, Resonant Frequency of Flesh, Magnetic Sky, Ocean Walker
February 2nd 2013: Artificial Immortality
February 3rd 2013: The Epigone
February 4th 2013: Breathing Light
February 5th 2013: Autopsy
February 6th 2013: Dichotomy + The Great Fall
February 7th 2013: No Fall Too Far
February 8th 2013: The Sky Bearer
February 9th 2013: Necrotizing Fasciitis
February 10th 2013: Path of the Beam
February 11th 2013: Et All Metal Songs of the Day – The Monotolith+Construct&Collapse+Fire Made Flesh+Second Death+Deep Heaven+Eyes of the Storm+Weapon Breaker+Physics of Fire Quadrilogy
February 12th 2013: Immolation
February 13th 2013: Self Existent + How Great Thou Art + O Holy Night (Worship Metal/Christian Metal Trio)
February 14th 2013: Elegy Deception+Lament+Triumph
February 15th 2013: The Time Bender
February 16th 2013: Endure
February 17th 2013: Beyond Adaptation
February 18th 2013: Music of the Spheres + Elemental Wrath + Xenosynthesis
February 19th 2013: Ransom+Evil Unseen
February 20th 2013: One Man Parade
February 21st 2013: Reflect Refract + Internal Illumination
February 22nd 2013: Ex Nihilo
February 23rd 2013: Machine Killer + War Ender
February 24th 2013: Invisible Creature + Cardiac Rebellion
February 25th 2013: The Balance of Eternity + End of the Age
February 26th 2013: The Trivial Paroxysm
February 27th 2013: The Sun Eater + The Planet Maker + I AM
February 28th 2013: St. Anne’s Lullaby + Nocturne + Night’s Sorrow + Denouement

Demon Hunter Month Songs
January 1st 2013: A Broken Upper Hand
January 2nd 2013: God Forsaken
January 3rd 2013: The Wind
January 4th 2013: Ribcage
January 5th 2013: Incision
January 6th 2013: I Have Seen Where It Grows
January 7th 2013: Beheaded
January 8th 2013: Desire the Pain
January 9th 2013: Annihilate the Corrupt
January 10th 2013: Dust & Smoke
January 11th 2013: I Am You
January 12th 2013: Deteriorate
January 13th 2013: We Don’t Care
January 14th 2013: Fiction Kingdom
January 15th 2013: Relentless Intolerance
January 16th 2013: Feel As Though You Could
January 17th 2013: Shallow Water
January 18th 2013: My Throat Is An Open Grave
January 19th 2013: I Play Dead
January 20th 2013: The Tide Began To Rise
January 21st 2013: Thorns
January 22nd 2013: My Heartstrings Come Undone
January 23rd 2013: Carry Me Down
January 24th 2013: Driving Nails
January 25th 2013: I Am A Stone
January 26th 2013: Blood In the Tears
January 27th 2013: Dead Flowers
January 28th 2013: LifeWar
January 29th 2013: Storm the Gates of Hell + Lead Us Home
January 30th 2013: The Flame That Guides Us Home + Not i
January 31st 2013: The Latest & the Last + Grand Finale

Music Album Reviews
9. Between Here & Lost By Love And Death (helmed by Brian “Head” Welch Former Korn Lead Guitarist) [Posted: January 25 2013]
8. I AM By Becoming the Archetype (Posted: September 14th 2012)
7. Find Your Worth Come Home By To Speak of Wolves (Posted: May 25, 2012)
6. Celestial Progression (Remix Album) By Becoming the Archetype (Posted: May 21, 2012)
5 Return to Life By War of Ages (Posted: April 28, 2012)
4. Thousand Foot Krutch – The End Is Where We Begin (Posted: April 20, 2012)
3. KJ-52 – Dangerous (Posted: April 16, 2012)
2. Manafest – Fighter (Posted: April 15, 2012)
1. Demon Hunter – True Defiance (Posted: April 10, 2012)

Videogame Reviews:
5. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (N64) [Posted: January 31 2013]
4. Resident Evil: Code Veronica Review (Dreamcast) [Posted: October 5 2012]
3. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS1, GameCube) [Posted: September 18th 2012]
2. Resident Evil 2 (GameCube) [Posted: September 3rd 2012]
1. Resident Evil Remake (GameCube) [Posted: August 14 2012]

Gilmore Girls Reviews
4. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 4 – The Deer Hunters
3. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 3 – Kill Me Now
2. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 2 – The Lorelais’ First Day At Chilton Review
1. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 1 – Pilot Review

LISTENTOMEPLAY podcasts:
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 6
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 5
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast Part 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast. RE0 Intro (Part 1)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Finale (Part 7)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Parts 5 and 6
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Podcast Part 1
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Finale (Part 5)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Parts 2 And 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Part 1
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 2 Podcast Final Master Run (Claire Redfield)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 2 Podcast (Leon Scenario A On Normal)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Remake Real Survival Mode Chris
* ListenToMePlay Super Metroid Podcast
* ListenToMePlay Super Metroid Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Oblivion “Through A Virgin’s Eyes” Podcast Part 1 – Guest Mr. Z
* ListenToMePlay Oblivion Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay The Witcher 2 Podcast Part 1 – Guest: RedWinged Angel
* ListenToMePlay The Witcher 2 Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Remake Podcast – Guest: MyDad

WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Let’s Play Videos
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 7 – Empty Bottle GET! Deku Palace And Magic Beans
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 6 – Granny Robbin For Blast Mask And Kamaro Dance
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 5 – The Thief And the Curiosity Shop Dealer
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 4 – Bomb Bag, Bremen Mask, Scarecrow’s Song
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 3 – Bomber’s Notebook
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 2 – Repeating Yesterday
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 1 – Intro and Opening

Other WatchMePlay Series
* WatchMePlay Perfect Dark Xbox 360
* WatchMePlay Super Smash Bros.
* WatchMePlay Super Meat Boy

 

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