Rumors

by Joy Ike

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released May 12, 2010

All songs written and performed by Joy Ike
Tracking by Jake Hanner of Play On Recording
Mixed by DJ Huggy of Ya Momz House, LLC
Mastered by Ya Momz House, LLC
Produced by Joy Ike
Joy Ike: piano, vocals, snaps, claps, and other oddities
Jason Rafalak: upright bass, electric bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin
Chris Massa: drums, percussion, string arrangements (tracks 5, 7, 9, 10)
Freya String Quartet: Ashley Buckley, Jason Hohn, Jason Neukom, Katya Janpoladyan Gorodetsky (tracks 5, 7, 9, 10)
Jake Hanner: drums (track 3)
Peace Ike: conga
Elliot Anderson: cello (tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 8)
Peace Ike, Sherese McBride, Sergio Tennis: backing vocals (track 10)
Photography: Amey Kanade
Album Artwork: Dan Prokop

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Track Name: Sweeter
It started like a rumble
Growing louder every day
The same kind of trouble always finds you though you run away

The friends you had, they betrayed when you turned your back
Poisoned your water when your water was all you had

You have decided to love me in your misery
Never distracted in your practice of your pursuit of me

There’s something about the journey that makes it sweeter when you find me
Track Name: Nomad
I am, I am something out of ordinary
It’s ok, it’s ok. I’m used to being left out in the dark
I have, I have been waiting on the edge for something new
No more, no more. I’ll create it, you can join me if you choose
You don’t, you don’t have to walk on shells when you talk to me
I have a thick skin and it’s thicker than people seem to think
I have, I have been waiting on the edge for something new
No more, no more. I’ll create it, you can join me if you choose

So I’ll leave my scars, you can leave yours too
We’ll go real far. Go real far
Build a house out on the moon and live like we are nomads
And our kids will know the meaning of “love thy world” and “love thy God”
And it won’t grow old. Cause we won’t fit the mold
I am, I am surrounded by people who don’t see.
The more money you make, the shortcuts you take, the people you fake
It’s a disease
I have, I have been waiting on the edge for something new
No more, no more. I’ll create it, you can join me if you choose.
Track Name: Like A Picture
There’s a rumor “Pictures speak louder than a thousand words”
Even louder…louder than the sounds you’ve never heard
Take a snapshot of my face and put it on your desk
Study it closely and you’ll get to know me best

The Spirit of God speaks loud and clear with a still small voice you can barely hear
Unless you’re quiet like a picture
I am convinced you can paint his thoughts and get his point across
More than a thousand words. Just a picture.

There’s an echo of a life lived two thousand years ago
And it’s fading, fading, fading
But I know we give life to what we choose to know
And I know
Track Name: Plans
First we shuffled our feet
And we muffled our speech
We didn’t say what we were thinking
But it came out polished, quick, and clean

I changed the look on my face
You changed the speed of your pace
I said “Go on and say it. Just be honest to my face.”

But don’t lose what you never had

He said “I’ve got plans I’ve got plans
I’ve got work for these hands
I’ve places to be
And I’ve got new worlds to see
How do you work with me?”

She said “Don’t change you plans for me
I hope you’ll always be someone who sees past the borders in life.
Just know that I exist and opportunities missed make for regrets in life”

C’mon and work with me
Track Name: Untitled
You ask me if I’m tired of being alone
Are you happy, on your own?
You hear me, even the things I cannot say
Still I push you far away
And you tell me I’m not happy being alone
And you tell me I am not my own

Well I hear you. I’ll even say I do agree
But there’s something that just won’t let me be
And I believe you, I’m not happy being alone
And I believe you, I’m not meant to be on my own
And I believe you, I am not my own

And I believe you, I’m not happy being alone
And I believe you, I’m not meant to be on my own
Beloved, the right hand of your throne
Track Name: How She Floats
How she floats…well it changes everyday
How she loves…well it grows stronger everyday
How she prays…well she prays harder everyday
Sometimes I don’t believe what she say

Oh my God…most times that’s as far as I get
Clear my throat…and start again after one long deep breath

So what went wrong?
As we repeat the last year in our heads
And what happens next?
As we learn how to live again
You just float…

When the water gets deep
You just float
When the water gets shallow
You just float
When the water gets dirty
You just float
When the water turns to ice
You just float
Track Name: Give Me Truth
Oh my soul burns for truth
I don’t know what forces move me
I was told to pray my prayers
Then to hear that truth changes with the years

Oh we vilify the enemy
And we open fire when they don’t see what we see
And we compromise just to get to where we wanna be

But give me love
Give me life
Give me truth
Give me Christ

Give me love
Give me life
Give me truth
Give me no compromise

Oh my soul burns for truth
I don’t know what forces move me
Track Name: Eat It All Up
Wash, wash away again
See through your eyes what cleanliness is
They say that three times is a charm
Well if this don’t work, ring the alarm

Eat, eat it all up
Then we go back for more
Even though we are stuffed
Pretend, pretend we don’t know what we’re doing
And we don’t call it foolish
And we don’t call it sin

Ears but we don’t hear
Eyes but we don’t see

Eat, it all up
And we go back for me
Even though we are stuffed
Track Name: Rumors
We lost it in the fire. We lost it long before
We counted all our blessing and through them out the door
The truth is that there’s no one to love me like you do
And were there to be someone I promised with I do
The world has fed us rumors that we cannot be one
And we have gone consumed them . Now we are undone
If two can stay together even in the fire
If two can brave the weather and couple their desire
Then all the world has told us simple stays a lie
And all the God has promised simply comes to life
We made it through the fire. We made it through the storm
We counted all our blessing and asked the Lord for more
Amen.
Track Name: Power
From the root to the leaf
Nobody thought it would be a tree
The earth is filled with mystery
No man has the answers to the thoughts we think

We traded glory and history
For made up stories and earthly things

And over time, over tears, over years
In our words, in our hearts, in our ears
We were talking
Because we thought we had the power to make us free

From the root to the leaf
Nobody thought it would be a tree
The earth is filled with mystery
I don’t have the answers to the thoughts you think

And over time, over tears, over years
In my words, in my heart, in your ears
I was talking
Because I thought I had the power to make you free

But I don’t have the power to make you free
And you don’t have the power to make me free