Come As You Are

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Acoustic-based, thought-provoking lyrics with tight harmonies supported by a variety of instruments that are both relaxing and fun, edgy and contemplative.

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released August 29, 2002

greg - acoustic guitar, piano, keys, vocals, and various percussion stuff
jen - beautiful harmony vocals
dave labarge - the rockin drum kit
steph labarge - improv like you've never heard before vocals
todd earnst - bass grooves
mike muscarella - electric guitars a plenty
jesse sprinkle - lots of incredible percussion, not to mention vocal coaching...
mike zale - cello twice, mandolin once
joe manuel - harmonica (the harp, as he refers to it)
shawn harnisch - rippin 8 measures of electric guitar on "you love me"

recorded at: Mammoth Studios
43 West Ave
Dansville, NY 14437
(585) 335-7707

photography - garry manuel
graphic design/layout - greg campbell, basic web designs & graphics - greg@bwd-graphics.com
engineering/mixing - jesse sprinkle (www.theworldinside.com)
mastering - spectre studios - seattle, wa
(www.spectrestudio.com)

basic would like to thank the following people for their part in making this project a reality, all the babysitters! You guys help a lot! Young boys do not want to be in a small room all day long... well, for that matter, neither do old boys... :-) thanks to terry for the bass amp, and rossi music in canandaigua, ny for the speaker to go with it! :-) thanks to bob boyce for tuning the piano from music lover's shoppe in pittsford (that's about 50 miles from dansville...) thanks to u-haul for a truck to move the piano down to the studio. thanks to daybreak church for providing meals nearly every night and some days! you guys rock! keep serving the KING by loving people. you are doing such an awesome job of that! to our spur of the moment musicians, mike, joe, and jesse... thanks for adding your amazing talents to this project. thanks to chris irwin for the idea for the song the mountain to the sea... we finally got it recorded! thanks to our boys, ian and alex for being such good sports in a hard time... (did you know it takes a lot of time to make a CD?) we love you guys so much!!! can't wait till you're in here doing this with us! and most of all, thank you to JESUS who is the only reason we are doing this. we would have nothing without him, life would be meaningless, no hope, no future, but he has given us all that and more. thank you for your amazing love and example to us. may this project be a little bit of you to everyone who hears it.

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Track Name: The One
The One (1997)
I'm searchin' for somethin' real to me, I'm searchin' for nothin' that I see
They say there's nothin' out there, They say that I'll go nowhere
But I say... hey, I say...

Chorus
I want to know You better, Lord
I want nothing less, nothing more
I want to know you better...
There's nothing new under the sun, nothing that hasn't already been done
There's nothing new under the sun, Lord, I want to know the One

Who made the land, who made the sea; who gave me life and now watches me
From the tiny bird to the mountain, the desert refreshed by a fountain
He made it all, it all is His, and He gives the life that I now live

That made me, that formed me to be; that caught me, brought me to my knees
I can not believe You loved me, hung on the cross thinkin' of me
But now I sit here knowing the One who's known me the best since my life begun

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1997 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Heart of Mine
Heart Of Mine (2001)
Sometimes I feel so misunderstood
Every word, every thought that comes from my mouth
Is no good
Can you ever cleanse this trash heap?
Can you ever make me clean?
Oh Lord, I give my life to you

What a lonely feelin' this is
I have just hurt the ones I love
My heart did not mean it
But now I can't repeat it
Oh Lord, please cleanse my heart of mine

chorus
Oh Lord, I give you my heart - Please take and make it Yours
Oh Lord, I want to see - The changes that you bring
I give you everything

I am so tired of feelin' this way
Like I have somehow let you down
I give you my heart
I need to let you do your part
Please cleanse this heart of mine

I don't want this to end here
My life for you just in a song
Please change my heart, Lord
And let my words speak for You
Oh Lord, I give my life to You

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 2001 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Wretched Man
Wretched Man (1998)
There's a war inside of me
And I am the enemy
It seems to take control
And it's starting to take its toll
You said, "Be Holy, 'cause I AM"
I try, but I am just a man
How can I bear the weight
Of this one very tall command

CHORUS
Thanks be to God our Savior,
Through Jesus Christ our Lord
Thanks be to God our Savior
Through Jesus Christ my Lord and King

What a wretched man I am
Fallin' down on my face again
Who can save me from this mess I'm in
I don't wanna be here again

How many times I've said I won't
Just to turn around and choke
On my own words killin' me
Oh, I just want to be set free

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1998 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Because
Because (1999)
I live because He lives
I do because He did
I want to spend each day
Livin' like my Father lives
I love because He loves
I forgive because He forgave me
I am because He Is and I will be forever more
Livin' every day because of grace

I will always remember how You treated me
Forgiving everything I owed You
Even though I was guilty
How can I ever think to hold a grudge
I have no choice but love like I've been loved
I have no choice but love like I've been loved

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1999 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: The Mountain To The Sea
The Mountain To The Sea (1995)
Dancin' on the hilltops
Following the mountain to the shore
All the way you stop to wonder
Will I see this mountain anymore?
Such a calm and peaceful place
You don't want to leave it but you know
There will be many mountains you will see

As you reach the shore you notice
A wide and open raging sea
"Can this be the way to go now
Is this sea calling to me?"
Though the waters rage around you
You press on 'cause you can see
There will be another mountain there for me

On this path of life we go through many stormy
Seas not knowing when we'll reach dry land
But looking back just reminds us of where we used to be
Not where we're going to be
Pressing on toward the goal of our lives we will
Reach that final mountain top, there with Him

Following the path to heaven
Stormy seas come and they go
But mountains interrupt their madness
A sturdy peaceful place to go
There is one last mighty mountain
A final mountain for your soul
There will be the greatest mountain we will see

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1995 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: My Visible, See-Through Friend
My Visible, See-Through Friend (2000)
I can't feel your arms around me, but I know that they are there
And I can't see your eyes lookin' at me, but I know they're everywhere
And I can't even hear your voice, callin' out my name
But deep inside my heart confirms you, and I know it just the same

You speak the language of my heart, connecting with my soul
And though it seems we're worlds apart, you have become my whole
Life, my whole way of thinking, you cause my every move
And deep inside my heart confirms you, cause my life has been made new

chorus
Oh, you have my heart, though I can't touch you
And I know that I am yours - I feel it deep inside
No storm can ever undo, the faith I have built in you
My visible, see-through friend

I did not get to see when you made the stars
Was it all just for me, did you see so far
Ahead, that I would see your face, lookin' back at me
In all the things that you have made, sayin, "I have set you free!"

bridge
Can it be that just a man right here like me
Can have a friend he can not see?
Well friend I tell you that it's not these eyes that see
It's the eyes of faith that have come - from seein' the things he has done

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 2000 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: You Listen To Me
You Listen To Me (2001)
Who when his son asks for bread
Will give him a stone instead?
How much more
than our dirty little hearts
Will the love of the Father
fill our hearts
And give us what we need

You know the secrets, of my heart
And still You call me son
Just like the son
wno asked for bread
I come to You and I am fed
You give me what I need

chorus
Oh, can it be?
That you listen to me?
I am not worthy of the love You've given me
You give me all I need
And You listen to me

Who put the Earth, in it's place
And separated the seas?
And who can calm an angry storm
And bring an oak tree from a seed?
No, not me

What is man, that you would listen
To anything he says?
And who am I but one lone man
And yet you know me by my name
And you listen to me!

As I sit, down to pray
Pouring out my heart
I know Your ears hear every word
And things may just work out that way
'Cause You listen to me

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 2001 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: What I'm Askin' For
What I'm Askin' For (1996)
Oh Lord, my God, I cry out in despair
My world is crumbling, why don't you care?
Why are you so far away?
Lord, I need Your presence here today

Lord, let me know, is it something I've done?
Is it my own fault that I have been shunned?
Do you hear my cries for help?
Or, am I only talking to my self?

As I sit and think, on these things
I am reminded of Your love for me

I have known Your love before
And I know it doesn't change
I know that what I'm asking for
Has really always been the same
(Repeat)

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1996 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: God Knows
God Knows (1993)
Sometimes things don't fall into place
Sometimes nothin' seems to go your way
Nothin' you're doin' seems to go right
Though you're prayin' with all of your might
You try your best to fix it
You give it all that you got
But all you get is tired
It seems you just forgot that

CHORUS
God knows everything you're going through
God knows everything you need
He'll be right there just call on His name
God knows you'll get what you need

We want everything in the now
It's just time we show some patience
We know to God there is no time
If we put our faith in Him,
Then He'll come through
We try our best to fix it
We give it all that we've got
But all we get is tired
It seems we just forgot that

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1993 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: You Love Me
You Love Me (1999)
I was thinkin' just the other day
How incredible it is that you love me
It doesn't make much sense to me
The only thing that comes to mind
Is that your way is not like mine
I would have left so long ago

I feel like I only let you down
I feel like I only hear the sound
Of my voice sayin', "Please forgive me!"
I only want to be like You
I only long for you to do
The miracle of cleaning me

chorus
Heal me my Father
I want to be completely Yours
But as I sit here singin' my song
I can not help but smile
As I remember... You love me

I think of everyone I love
And how I'm acting out that love
And I am glad that you're not me
I try to love like you love me
Completely worthy cause you made me
Please help me see like I'm seen

Bridge
Whatever made you think
That I was worth Your love?
My mind can't comprehend
That even though I hurt you
I am completely loved

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1999 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Hide
Hide (1999)
I need to come and hide, God
From everything around me
Everything is drawing me
To the place where I am weak
I try to think of good things
The pure and right and noble
But then my eyes lock on to
What becomes detestable... so I

Chorus
Hide!
All I want to do is get away from the things around me
Hide!
They are everywhere, even showin' up inside me
Hide!
So I come to You, and I know you can provide me
Rest...
When I hide

I have understood your words God
Come to You when I'm feelin' tempted
But my mind and body clash
Goin' totally separate ways
I can't believe the draw of
Doin' the things I do not want to do
But it seems I'll never beat it
So I... I should just say

bridge
It is this world we live in, and the current tenant
But I know the Land Lord, and he is coming to evict
So... till then I'm gonna...

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1999 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: It's Jesus You See
It's Jesus You See (1996)
Casting out your nets upon the water you see
That this is not an ordinary catch of the sea
How can it be any other man?
Whoa... It's Jesus you see

In disbelief an old man stares
At the man he's just seen
Can't really understand his generosity
How can it be any other man?
Whoa... It's Jesus he's seen

CHORUS
Every move,
Every word every thought that you choose
He shines through
And as you follow Him,
They will say everywhere that you go
Can't you see?
It's Jesus you see

Here in this fading hour, a life so well spent
Lies waiting, looking homeward,
Gonna leave this life's tent
How can it be any other man?
Whoa... It's Jesus you see

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1996 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.
Track Name: Come As You Are
Come As You Are (1995)
Come as you are, on bended knee
I'll heal your scars, just come to me
Though you're never deserving
I am ever rewarding a contrite heart
And a broken will

Come as you are, not who you will be
It's rough from the start, you might think that you're beat
But it's not the righteous I want
For I came to seek and save the lost
Just come to me

(bridge)
I am not worthy of the cross
I am not worthy of Your love
I am not worthy of the cross
I am not worthy of Your love
(repeat)
I am not worthy


Come as you are, I want to be
So near to your heart, just call on me
I will never desert you,
In my arms I will shield you from all harm
Come as you are
As you are, as you are
Come as you are

Words & Music: Greg Campbell Copyright © 1995 Greg Campbell. Admin by basic music ministries. All Rights Reserved.