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Produced by Kevin Billingslea & Darren Elder

Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Kevin Billingslea at The Halo Studio

 

Matthew Jones: Lead vocals, keys, synth pads,   

     programming, BGV’s 

Taylor Specht: Lead electric guitar, BGV’s

Kevin Donovan: Drums, BGV’s

Nick Dunfee: Rhythm electric guitar, acoustic     

     guitar, BGV’s

Dan Elliott: Bass, BGV’s

Alyssa Marcley: Vocals, BGV’s

All songs ©️ 2019 by Right Hand Shade. All rights reserved. This recording is protected by copyright law. Using internet services to distribute copyrighted music, giving away illegal copies or lending discs to others for them to copy is illegal and does not support those involved in making these pieces of music, especially the artist. Carrying out any of these activities has the same effect as stealing music and is not nice. Applicable laws provide severe civil and criminal penalties for the unauthorized reproduction, distribution, and digital transmission of copyrighted recordings.

Photos ©️ 2019 by Alyssa Puig Photography.

Artwork by Dennis Specht & Alyssa Marcley.

1. A Little Help              2. LIving Proof              3. It's Time                4. Just As I Am

5. Under Construction          6. Bold         7. Through Your Name        8. All I Need

9. Creator       10. Greater Still       11. Even When       12. The Best Is Yet to Come

RHS THANKS:

 

Heavenly Father, we live and breathe because of You. None of this would be possible without Your favor. Every note, lyric and piece of art comes from You. You make no mistakes and we are humbled to be on this journey.

 

We will never have the words to express our gratitude for the countless people who have contributed their time, treasures and talents to make this record and our ministry possible.

 

Endless thanks to our gifted producer Darren Elder and our genius producer/sound engineer Kevin Bililngslea of The Halo Studio. We are forever grateful for your coaching and for bringing our dream to life.

 

To our incredible crew: Speaker Dan Elliott, manager & merch guru Erin Jones, live sound engineer Lee Elliott, photographer Alyssa Puig. You pour out selflessly at every show. Here’s to many adventures ahead!

 

Matt: Words will never be enough to thank my amazing family: My wife Erin, kids Olivia & Gabriel, and parents Doug & MaryKathryn. You inspire me every day to chase God’s best!

 

Taylor: Many thanks to Pete Wason & Kaylon Sweet for teaching and inspiring me to pursue music, as well as my incredible family for their endless love and support.

 

Kevin: I’d like to thank my grandmother Phillis’s Churchill for getting me behind a drum kit, as well as KC Sweet and Pete Wason for teaching me music.

 

Emma: Thank you to my family and musical mentors throughout the years, and for the RHS family. I am so blessed by what God is bringing us through!

 

Nick: I’d like to thank my family for always supporting and pushing me to achieve all of my goals in life.

 

Many thanks to all those who have contributed their time, talent and resources in order to make this record possible: Our mentor Jonas Woods, Fuse Ministries & Brian Sawyer, Ron Gann & Bridgeway Christian Church, Frank Jewett & Haverhill Advent Christian Church, Joshua Williams & First Baptist Church of Haverhill, Stu Rideout and Ed Perry & Café at the Mill, Karielle Anzaldi and Troy Lucia for the awesome music video, photographer & videographer Anthony Di Biase, Jim Morris & The Branch 96.1 FM, Matt Frye, Zach Ryer, Josué Higueros, Mary Beth Elliott, David Elliott, Chris Salemme, Ben Laine, Letriah Masters, Conner Faucher, Drew McGee & The North Shore Bridge Church, Dan Russell & New Sound Concerts, Ron Bodendorf for the incredible merch, Dennis Specht for the amazing artwork, Alyssa Marcley for bringing our album cover idea to life. You have each contributed to our dream and we are forever grateful!

 

Furthermore, we are deeply grateful for all those who contributed to our album through our fundraising efforts: Douglas & MaryKathryn Jones, Dennis & Denise Specht, Kristin & Wayne Saunders, David & Rashida Mengi, Paula Dykstra, Joan Finnerty, Kristin Churchill, Catherine Griffin, Nancy Justice, Marybeth Hudson, Donna Sevastis, Mark Milone, John Roberge, Linda LaScala, Greg Jones & Mary Lynn Stockdale, Mario Borges, Donna Zeine,  Betty Jean Wright, Loretta Culbert, Mary Beth Elliott, Rachelle Chase, as well as all who contributed at our shows or gave anonymously. This would not have been possible without you all!

 

We are so blessed to have so many people to thank! If we have forgotten anyone, it was unintentional and we love you! We pray this album blesses you as much as the process of creating it has blessed us. THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

A LITTLE HELP

(Music by Matthew Jones & Taylor Specht / Words by Matthew Jones) 

  

When I’m burned out, turned inside out, and didn’t get much sleep

When my nerves fray, think I’ve failed, and the clock glares at me

When I’m spinning plates high in the air, start to lose my grip

You’re there to say you’ve got this

 

I think I’m gonna need,  need a little help from you

I thought I could do it on my own but

I think I’m gonna need, need a little help from you

I know I don’t have to face it all alone

 

When I’m homesick, far away still, and they’ve canceled my flight

When it ain’t rained in a month and three days, and there’s no storm in sight  

When I feel the ground beneath my feet begin to shift

You’re still there to say you’ve got this

 

I think I’m gonna need,  need a little help from you

I thought I could do it on my own but

I think I’m gonna need, need a little help from you                                       

I know I don’t have to face it all alone

 

It’s alright, It’s alright, It’s alright

There is nothing too great, there is nothing too hard

For my God, for my God

I think I’m gonna need,  need a little help from you

I thought I could do it on my own but

I think I’m gonna need, need a little help from you

I know I don’t have to face it all alone

 

I think I’m gonna need,  need a little help from you

I thought I could do it on my own but

I think I’m gonna need, need a little help from you

I know I don’t have to face it all alone

   LIVING PROOF

(Words & Music by Matthew Jones & Taylor Specht)

Another early morning and I’m rushing out the door

                      Ordinary’s calling, but You’re calling me to more
Walking down the avenue, I see him cast aside

                   I could stop to lend a hand, or just pass him by

   We’ve got a choice to make, We’ve all got a road to take

 

Let all I do point back to you

 Let my life be a testimony of living proof

Another weary evening, I’m just trying to make it home

                 Extraordinary’s calling, It won’t leave me alone

 Don’t matter if I’m tired, when my sister cries

                     I will choose to listen, in the darkness be the light

 

We’ve got a choice to make, We’ve all got a road to take

 

Let all I do point back to you

 Let my life be a testimony of living

Proof of your love in this world

Proof of your kingdom here on this earth

Proof of your love in this world

Proof of your kingdom here on this earth

 

Proof of your love, proof of your kingdom, proof of your love, Hey – Hey – Hey!

Proof of your love, proof of your kingdom, proof of your love, Hey – Hey – Hey!

Proof of your love, proof of your kingdom, proof of your love, Hey – Hey – Hey!

Proof of your love, proof of your kingdom, proof of your love, Hey – Hey – Hey!

Let all I do point back to you

 Let my life be a testimony

Let all I do point back to you

 Let my life be a testimony of living proof

IT'S TIME

(Words & Music by Matthew Jones, Taylor Specht, & Kevin Donovan) 

                  

It doesn’t matter who you are, it doesn’t matter where you’re from

We’ve all got a couple scars, we’ve all been hurt by someone    

We want an eye for an eye, we feel like settling the score 

Will we be prisoners of pride? Or lay our weapon’s on the floor? 

Will we count the cost

of the words that were spoken from the cross?

It’s ti---------me    to mend a fence, to build a bridge

It’s ti---------me    to let it go, to forgive 

It’s time, It’s time                                         

            

We cannot change what was said, And though it may not feel right 

Help us to turn the other cheek, seventy times seven times

Will we hold to peace

Even if it’s just a one-way street? 

It’s ti---------me    to mend a fence, to build a bridge

It’s ti---------me    to let it go, to forgive 

Over and over and over again  

We wait for our brother to make amends

How long will we hold on to of-fense?

But over and over and over again

You send your grace to fall like rain

So help me be the one to break the chain

Will we count the cost

of the words that were spoken from the cross?

Will we hold to peace

Even if it’s just a one-way street? 

It’s ti---------me    to mend a fence, to build a bridge

It’s ti---------me    to let it go, to forgive 

It’s ti---------me    to mend a fence, to build a bridge

It’s ti---------me    to let it go, to forgive 

It’s time, It’s time   

It’s time, It’s time

JUST AS I AM

(Words & Music by Matthew Jones & Taylor Specht)

       Might have a few holes in my jeans

Ripped pockets torn at the seams

       Been down this road before

A day late and a dollar short

                          But maybe that’s the point

            I don’t have to have it all figured out

                Just as I am

          With every broken piece

You lift me up, back to my feet

          And you’re always gonna be

For me, for me, for me

 

When I falter, fall behind

Miss the mark one more time

I can lift my hands to you

And you’re waiting, waiting

To pull me through

  

      And maybe that’s the point

            I don’t have to have it all figured out

                Just as I am

          With every broken piece

You lift me up, back to my feet

          And you’re always gonna be

For me, for me, for me

Let these broken bones rejoice

Let these broken bones rejoice

                Just as I am

          With every broken piece

You lift me up, back to my feet

          And you’re always gonna be

   

                Just as I am

          With every broken piece

You lift me up, back to my feet

          And you’re always gonna be

For me, for me, for me

For me, for me, for me

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

(Words & Music by Matthew Jones) 

 

Must ask you to pardon the mess

Cuz God's not thru with me yet

Ain't instantaneous

This work in progress


Still got a few bumps in the road
A few cracks and a couple of holes
I'm a construction zone
Work mode on


But through all the chaos, the hazards and noise
He sees a work of art
He's putting together all that's destroyed
Restoring every part

I'm under construction right where I belong

My Father is sculpting me

I’m in renovation, but after He’s done

I'll be His masterpiece
Oh, Oh


When finished seems far away

When the future seems on delay

No city was built in a day

No, it's not about perfection, it's about being changed


So thanks for your patience, for taking it slow
I don't mean to cause you stress

I'm good today, I'll be better tomorrow,

One day I'll be His best

I'm under construction right where I belong

My Father is sculpting me

I’m in renovation, but after He’s done

I'll be His masterpiece


He's changing every lie to truth

And worry into peace

He's changing my tears to joy

And doubt into security

He won't leave me the way I am

He won't leave me the way I am

I'm under construction right where I belong

My Father is sculpting me

I’m in renovation, but after He’s done

I'll be His masterpiece

I'm under construction right where I belong

My Father is sculpting me

I’m in renovation, but after He’s done

I'll be His masterpiece

Oh, Oh, He won’t leave me the way I am

Oh, Oh, He won’t leave me the way I am 

BOLD
(Music by Matthew Jones & Taylor Specht / Words by Matthew Jones)

Don't wanna be a casual follower

Living life just getting by

You're the God who redeems and restores our future

You bring dead things back to life


Since I've been spending time with you

I can't keep quiet, can't keep it to myself

You make me bold
[I want the world to know, you are the only hope]

You make me bold
[I'm never backing down, I'm gonna shout it out]

You make me bold
[I won't give up the fight, I'm gonna shine a light]

You make me bold, you make me bo--ld


Won't stand still, gonna risk it all for you now

We're gonna cause a scene

'Cause time is short and this world will fade away

This life is just a blink


Since I've been spending time with you

I can't keep quiet, can't keep it to myself

You make me bold
[I want the world to know, you are the only hope]

You make me bold
[I'm never backing down, I'm gonna shout it out]

You make me bold
[I won't give up the fight, I'm gonna shine a light]

You make me bold, you make me bo--ld

You gave me a voice to spread the news

You gave me feet to stand for truth

You gave me hands to meet the needs

I'll fix my eyes on eternity

You make me bold
[I want the world to know, you are the only hope]

You make me bold
[I'm never backing down, I'm gonna shout it out]

You make me bold
[I won't give up the fight, I'm gonna shine a light]

You make me bold
[I want the world to know, you are the only hope]

You make me bold
[I'm never backing down, I'm gonna shout it out]

You make me bold
[I won't give up the fight, I'm gonna shine a light]

You make me

 

THROUGH YOUR NAME

(Words & Music by Matthew Jones) 

 

Been thru many battles, Lord I’ve known defeat                

Thought I’d never breathe again, I couldn’t even sleep
But just when my back was up against a wall  

That’s when I called your name and you caught my fall

 

When sin and darkness captured me, you broke my shackles, made me free

You sent your spirit, made a way, when I called upon your name

Through your name I have the victory, through your name cast mountains to the sea

Through your name I’ll sing eternally, through your name I am made free

If only I had known then all that I know now                                 

Can’t believe I took so long to figure out
Just how many blessings that you’ve got in store    

When I call your name Lord, ooo you give me more and more, and more

  

When sin and darkness captured me, you broke my shackles, made me free

You sent your spirit, made a way, when I called upon your name

Through your name I have the victory, through your name cast mountains to the sea

Through your name I’ll sing eternally, through your name I am made free

I was blind, but now I see, for Lord, you made a way

I was bound, but now I’m free, and it’s only through your name

 

Through your name I have the victory, through your name cast mountains to the sea

Through your name I’ll sing eternally, through your name I am made free

                

Through your name, Through your name

Through your name, Through your name I am made free

 

Through your name I have the victory, through your name cast mountains to the sea

Through your name I’ll sing eternally, through your name I am made free

ALL I NEED

(Words & Music by Matthew Jones)

 

You didn’t promise me life without pain

Laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain

          
          But you have promised me strength for today

          Comfort for my tears, and light for the way

You won’t forsake me, You won’t leave, You won’t forget me, You will be

By my side into eternity, You are all I need, You are all I need

 

You didn’t promise me life without pain

Laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain

          
          But you have promised me strength for today

          Comfort for my tears, and light for the way

You won’t forsake me, You won’t leave, You won’t forget me, You will be

By my side into eternity, You are all I need

You won’t forsake me, You won’t leave, You know all there is to know about me

You can have my heart, you can lead, You are all I need

        If you brought me to it, You will bring me through it

If you brought me to it, You will bring me through it

If you brought me to it, You will bring me through it

If you brought me to it, You will bring me through it

You won’t forsake me, You won’t leave, You won’t forget me, You will be

By my side into eternity, You are all I need

You won’t forsake me, You won’t leave, You know all there is to know about me

You can have my heart, you can lead, You are all I need

You are all I need, You are all I need, You are all I need

CREATOR

(Words & Music by Matthew Jones & Taylor Specht) 

Where could I hide that you couldn’t find me?         

How could I fall out of your view?

Where could I run that you couldn’t catch me?            

How could I keep anything from you?

You’re the author of my life

And your arms are open wide

Here I am before the Maker of the sun and stars

All I am is yours

Here I am breathless at one glimpse of who you are

All I am is yours, I’m yours, I’m yours 

Hidden in you, your grace has found me           

You lift me up, in you I stand

Running to you, caught in your beauty               

You are the shade at my right hand

To you I lift my eyes

Defender of my life

 

Here I am before the Maker of the sun and stars

All I am is yours

Here I am breathless at one glimpse of who you are

All I am is yours

I surrender all, You can have my heart

I surrender all, You can have my heart

I surrender all, You can have my heart

I surrender all, You can have my heart

 

Here I am before the Maker of the sun and stars

All I am is yours

Here I am breathless at one glimpse of who you are

All I am is yours

Here I am before the Maker of the sun and stars

All I am is yours

Here I am breathless at one glimpse of who you are

All I am is yours, I’m yours, I’m yours, I'm yours, I'm yours

GREATER STILL

(Words & Music by Matthew Jones)

 

      Who else can shine the moon upon my path, when I am lost in the night?

      And who else can send the air to fill my lungs, when my body tires from the fight?
Only you hang the rainbow in the clouds, so I won’t doubt I need you to survive

 

There is no other like you, the wind and waves obey your will

There is no one beside you, and whatever I face, you are greater still

You are greater sti------ll, You are greater still

  

       If I’m a ship upon an angry sea, you are the harbor I find

       And if I’m marching to the battleground, you are with me e—very mile
Only you have a love that never fails, have wings to save me if I need to hide

 

There is no other like you, the wind and waves obey your will

There is no one beside you, and whatever I face, you are greater still

You are timeless, ageless, no beginning and no end

You’re my refuge, my fortress, you stand in my defense

You are timeless, ageless, no beginning and no end

You’re my refuge, my fortress, you stand in my defense

There is no other like you

There is no one beside you

 

There is no other like you, the wind and waves obey your will

There is no one beside you, and whatever I face, you are greater still

You are greater sti------ll, You are greater still

You are greater sti------ll, You are greater still

EVEN WHEN

(Words & Music by Matthew Jones)

She spends her days in a waiting room hoping for good news                                     

But when the answer’s not the one she hoped she knows she’ll have to choose
To fall apart or hide away, but that’s not who she is  

Instead she’s gonna live, she says

 

Even when I walk through fire, You’re with me

Even when the waters rise, You’re near me

Even when the winds blow cold and I cannot stand

I can fall into Your hands

 

He spends his days in a line downtown hoping for a shot

But when the door is closed and the day is done, he’s got to make a call
To hit the bar and forget it all, but that’s not who he is

Instead he’s gonna live, he says

 

Even when I walk through fire, You’re with me

Even when the waters rise, You’re near me

Even when the winds blow cold and I cannot stand

I can fall into Your hands

 

So let my tired hands stop holding on

And hold them out instead  

 

Even when I walk through fire, You’re with me

Even when the waters rise, You’re near me

Even when the winds blow cold and I cannot stand

I can fall into Your hands

Even when I walk through fire, You’re with me

Even when the waters rise, You’re near me

Even when the winds blow cold and I cannot stand

I can fall into Your hands

THE BEST IS YET TO COME

(Words & Music by Matthew Jones


What more could we ask of you, after all you’ve done?
You say you’ve got more for us, that’s just who you are

We’re undeserving, but you’re still working

In you it can be done

If we grow tired, you will remind us,

That you’ve already won

We’ll stand on your promises

Cuz we, we ain’t seen nothing yet

Your work's only just begin

Whoa, the best is yet to come

Whoa, the best is yet to come

The best is yet to come, the best is yet to come


We all have a choice to make, to stay or to advance

We all have a part to play, in the kingdom plan

We’ll stand on your promises

Cuz we, we ain’t seen nothing yet

Your work's only just begin

Whoa, the best is yet to come

Whoa, the best is yet to come

In the light of eternity give us eyes to see

What you see, what you see

In the light of eternity give us hearts to feel

What you feel, what you feel

We’ll stand on your promises

Cuz we, we ain’t seen nothing yet

Your work's only just begin

Whoa, the best is yet to come

We’ll stand on your promises

Cuz we, we ain’t seen nothing yet

Your work's only just begin

Whoa, the best is yet to come

Whoa, the best is yet to come

The best is yet to come, the best is yet to come

The best is yet to come

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Photo Cred: Alyssa Puig Photography 2019

Additional Photos & Video by Anthony Di Biase Photography 2019 

©2019 by Right Hand Shade.