Larry Norman Lyrics

This category has the lyrics for the Christian singer Larry Norman

Larry Norman was one of the first Christian Rockers on the scene in the late 1960’s. For a few years he endured a lot of ridicule by people who didn’t understand that God can work through just about any music medium. Some of the trials that he went through come out in his songs.

For people my age and perhaps those a bit older, Larry’s music was a welcome sound. We didn’t want to listen to the hedonistic rock music but we weren’t too fond of the older hymns either. Larry’s music filled the gap and allowed us to sing about Jesus and even sound hip at the same time.

And let’s not to forget to give thanks to our Lord Jesus who worked in such a mighty way through Larry and his contemporaries. Through their music many came to faith in Jesus Christ. Thanks Larry, and of course, Thank You Jesus!!! Larry went to be with Yeshua on February 24, 2008. See you soon old friend.

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The Outlaw

 

Some say he was an outlaw, that he roamed across the land,

With a band of unschooled ruffians and few old fishermen,

No one knew just where he came from, or exactly what he’d done,

But they said it must be something bad that kept him on the run.

 

Some say he was a poet, that he’d stand upon the hill

That his voice could calm an angry crowd and make the waves stand still,

That he spoke in many parables that few could understand,

But the people sat for hours just to listen to this man.

 

Some say a politician who spoke of being free,

He was followed by the masses on the shores of Galilee,

He spoke out against corruption and he bowed to no decree,

And they feared his strength and power so they nailed him to a tree.

 

Some say he was a sorcerer, a man of mystery,

He could walk upon the water, he could make a blind man see,

That he conjured wine at weddings and did tricks with fish and bread,

That he talked of being born again and raised people from the dead.

 

Some say he was the Son of God, a man above all men,

That he came to be a servant and to set us free from sin,

And that’s who I believe he is cause that’s what I believe,

And I think we should get ready cause it’s time for us to leave.

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I Am A Servant

 

I am a servant, I’ve been listening for my name,

I’ve been unfaithful, I’ve been looking at the game,

That I’ve been playing, and I’ve been staying much the same,

When you are lonely, you’re the only one to blame.

 

I am a servant, I’ve been waiting for your call,

I’ve been unfaithful, so I sit here in the hall,

How can you use me, when I’ve never given all,

How can you choose me, when you know I quickly fall.

 

Yet you feed my soul, and you make me grow,

And you let me know that you love me,

And I’m worthless now, but I’ve made a vow,

I will humbly bow before thee,

Oh please use me, I am lonely.

 

I am a servant, getting ready for my part,

There’s been a change, a rearrangement in my heart,

At last I’m learning, there’s no returning once I start,

To live’s a privilege, to love is such an art,

But I need your help to start,

Oh please purify my heart,

I am your servant.

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Six Sixty Six

 

In the midst of the war, he offered us peace,

He came like a lover, from out of the east,

With the face of an angel, and the heart of a beast,

His intentions were six – sixty – six.

 

He walked up to the temple with gold in his hands,

Then he bought off the priests and propositioned the land,

And the world was his harlot and laid in the sand,

While the band played six – sixty – six.

 

We served at his tables and slept on the floor,

But he starved us, and beat us, and nailed us to the door,

And I’m ready to die, I can’t take anymore,

And I’m sick of his lies and his tricks.

He told us he loved us, but that was a lie,

There was blood in his pocket and death in his eye,

Now my number is up, and I’m willing to die,

If the band will play six – sixty…

If the band will play six – sixty – si….

If the band will play six – sixty – six.

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Diamonds

 

You can take your diamonds and lock them in your vault,

And you will lose everything you save,

You can take your flowers and lay them on his tomb,

But I know he rose up from the grave.

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One Way

 

One way, one way to Heaven, hold up high your hand,

Follow, free and forgiven, Children of the Lamb

Two roads diverged in the middle of my life,

I heard a wise man say,

And I took the one less traveled on,

And that’s made the difference, every night and every day.

So I say, one way, one way to Heaven

Hold your head up high,

One way, free and forgiven, children of the sky.

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Readers Digest

 

Alice is a drag queen, Bowie’s somewhere in between,

Other bands are looking mean, me, I’m trying to stay clean,

I don’t dig the radio, I hate what the charts pick,

Rock and roll may not be dead, but it’s getting sick,

All over the world disc jockeys sound the same,

And every town I play is like the one from where I came.

 

The Rolling Stones are millionaires, the flower children are pallbearers,

The Beatles said all you need is love, and then they broke up,

Jimmie took an overdose, Janice followed so close,

The whole music scene and all the bands are pretty comatose,

This time last year people didn’t want to hear,

They looked at Jesus from afar, this year he’s a superstar.

Dear John, who’s more popular now?

I’ve been listening to Paul’s records, I think he really is dead!

 

It’s 1973, I wonder who we’re gonna see,

Who’s in power now, think I’ll turn on the TV,

The man on the news says China’s gonna beat us,

We shot all our dreamer and there’s no one left to lead us,

We need a solution, we need salvation,

Let’s send some people to the moon and gather information.

 

They brought back a big back of rock,

only cost 13 billion, must be nice rocks?

 

You think it’s such a sad thing, when you see a fallen king,

Then you find out they’re only princes to begin with,

And everybody has to choose, whether they’ll win or lose,

Follow God or sing the blues, who they’re going to sin with,

What a mess this world is in, I wonder who began it,

Don’t ask me, I’m only visiting this planet.

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Why Don’t You Look Into Jesus

 

Sipping whiskey from a paper cup,

You drown your sorrows till you can’t get up,

Take a look at what you’ve done to yourself,

Why don’t you put the bottle back on she shelf,

Yellow fingers from your cigarettes,

Your hands are shaking while your body sweats,

Why don’t you look into Jesus, He’s got the answer.

 

Gonorrhea on Valentines Day,

And you’re still looking for the perfect lay,

You think rock and roll will set you free,

You’ll be deaf before your thirty three,

Shooting junk till your half insane,

Broken needle in your purple vein,

Why don’t you look into Jesus, he’s got the answer.

 

You work all night, sleep all day,

You take your money, throw it all away,

You say you’re going to be a superstar,

But you’ve never hung around enough to find out who you really are.

 

Think back to when you were a child,

Your soul was free, your heart ran wild,

Each day was different, and life was a thrill,

You knew tomorrow would be better still,

Things have changed you’re much older now,

If you’re unhappy and you don’t know how,

Why don’t you look into Jesus, He’s got the answer

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Righteous Rocker

 

You can be a righteous rocker, you can be a holy roller

You could be most anything,

You could be a Leon Russell, or a super muscle,

You could be a corporate king,

You could be a wealthy man from Texas, or a witch with heavy hexes,

But without love, you ain’t nothing without love

Without love you ain’t nothing, without love.

 

You could be a brilliant surgeon, or a sweet young virgin,

or a harlot out to sell,

You could learn to play the blues, or be Howard Hughes

or the scarlot pimpernell,

Or you could be a French provincial midwife,

or go from door to door with a death-knife,

But without love you ain’t nothing, without love,

Without love you ain’t nothing, without love.

 

You could be a woman feeler, or a baby stealer,

you could drink your life away,

Or you could be a holy prophet, get a blessing off it,

Or you could fast for fifty days,

You could shake hands with the devil, or give your life to God on the level,

But without love you ain’t nothing, without love,

Without love you ain’t nothing, without love.

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I Wish We’d All Been Ready

 

Life was filled with guns and war,

And everyone got trampled on the floor,

I wish we’d all been ready

Children died, the days grew cold,

A piece of bread could buy a bag of gold,

I wish we’d all been ready,

There’s no time to change your mind,

The Son has come and you’ve been left behind.

 

A man and wife asleep in bed,

She hears a noise and turns her head, he’s gone,

I wish we’d all be ready,

Two men walking up a hill,

One disappears and one’s left standing still,

I wish we’d all been ready,

There’s no time to change your mind,

The Son has come and you’ve been left behind.

 

Life was filled with guns and war,

And everyone got trampled on the floor,

I wish we’d all been ready,

Children died, the days grew cold,

A piece of bread could buy a bag of gold,

I wish we’d all been ready,

There’s no time to change your mind,

How could you have been so blind,

The Father spoke, the demons dined,

The Son has come and you’ve been left behind.

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I’ve Searched All Around

 

Darkness can’t hide much longer,

The spirit is getting stronger,

You keep the dance halls humming,

But the end of the age is coming,

I’ve searched all around the world to find a grain of truth,

I’ve opened the mouth of love and I found a wisdom tooth.

 

Maybe you think I’m plastic,

But your situation’s drastic,

I’m glad my faith is stronger,

This world can’t last much longer,

I’ve searched all around the world to find a place of peace,

I’ve sat in the shade of God and watched the joy increase.

 

There’s no time left for stalling,

Can’t you hear Someone calling,

Life all around is crumbling,

I think this world is stumbling,

Maybe you think I’m wrong now,

But this is my only song now.

I’ve searched all around the world to find a grain of truth,

I opened the mouth of love and I found a wisdom tooth,

I searched around all the world to find a place of peace,

I sat in the shade of God and I’ve watched the joy increase….

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U.F.O.

 

He’s an unidentified flying object,

You will see him in the air,

He’s an unidentified flying object,

You will drop your hands and stare,

You will be afraid to tell your neighbors,

They might think that it’s untrue,

But when they open up the morning paper,

They will know they’ve seen Him too.

He will come back like he promised,

with the price already paid,

He will gather up his followers,

and take them all away.

 

He’s an unidentified flying object,

He will sweep down from the sky,

He’s an unidentified flying object,

and some will sleep, but will not die,

He’s an unidentified flying object,

coming back to take you home,

He’s an unidentified flying object,

He will roll away your stone.

 

And if there’s life on other planets,

then I’m sure that He must know,

And He’s been there once already,

And has died to save their souls.

He’s an unidentified flying object,

you will see him in the air,

He’s an unidentified flying object,

you will drop your hands and stare,

He’s an unidentified flying object,

coming back to take you home,

He’s an unidentified flying object,

He will roll away your stone.

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The Rock That Doesn’t Roll

 

I was lost and blind, till a friend of mine came and took me by the hand,

Then he lead me to His kingdom, which was in another land,

Now my life is changed, it’s rearranged,

When I think of my past I feel so strange,

Wowie zowie well he saved my soul,

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll.

 

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll,

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll,

Well He’s good for the body and great for the soul,

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll.

 

I was all alone, like a rolling stone,

I was going nowhere fast,

I was on the road so far from home,

When the future touched my past,

Now I feel so blessed, cause he gave me rest,

And I finally feel like I passed the test,

I wanna be like him, yes that’s my goal,

Like a rock that doesn’t roll.

 

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll,

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll,

Well He’s good for the body and great for the soul,

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll.

 

I was lost and blind till a friend of mine came and took me by the hand,

Then he lead me to his kingdom, that was in another land,

Now my mind is blown, my head has grown,

A solid rock ain’t a rolling stone,

Wowie zowie, well the cat’s got soul,

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll.

 

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll,

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll,

Well He’s good for the body and great for the soul,

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll.

 

You’ve to rock me on the water,

You’ve got to rock me from my grave,

You’ve got to rock me till I’m feeling good,

You’ve got to rock me till I’m, rock me till I’m saved.

 

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll,

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll,

Well He’s good for the body and great for the soul,

He’s the rock that doesn’t roll.

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The Sun Began To Rain

 

A thief fell out of Heaven with some loaded dice,

But the Lamb rolled a seven back to paradise,

The bread was finally leavened so I had a slice,

And the sun began to rain.

 

Water swelled from fountains and then turned to wine,

Rocks fell from the mountains in a chorus line,

He came in tails and top, and he looked so fine,

Yes the Son began to reign.

 

A fox snuck in to steal away the grapes,

But the man who ran The Vineyard shut the gate,

So he could no escape.

 

And now we’ll live forever in another land,

Everything is happening like it first was planned,

Did you get your invitation to come play in the band,

And let the Son begin to reign.

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Shot Down

 

I’ve been shot down, talked about,

Some people scandalize my name,

But here I am, talking ’bout Jesus just the same.

I’ve been knocked down, kicked around,

but like a moth drawn to the flame,

Here I am, talking ’bout Jesus just the same.

 

I’ve been rebuked for the things I’ve said,

For the songs I’ve written and the life I’ve led,

They say they don’t understand me but I’m not surprised,

Cause you can’t see nothin’ when you close your eyes.

They say I’m sinful, backslidden, that I have left to follow fame,

But here I am, talking ’bout Jesus just the same.

 

You wanna talk about my life, hey listen to me,

You’ve got your facts all backward, one-two-three,

And spreading rumors and gossip is a real bad game,

The only name to spread is Jesus’ name.

 

I’ve been shot down, kicked around,

But like a moth drawn to the flame,

Here I am, talking ’bout Jesus brother,

Here I am, talking ’bout Jesus sister,

Here I am, talking ’bout Jesus just the same.

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If God Is My Father

 

If God is my father, and you are my brother,

Then why can’t we bother to love one another.

Why do we keep acting the way we do,

The way we treat each other, it just breaks my heart in two.

 

Once we were happy, oh yes once in the garden,

And a lie broke the stillness, and our hearts began to harden,

And hoping to be wiser, man has reached too far,

Sometimes I think that we’ve advanced, but then I look at where we are.

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I Love You

 

We can be together for now and forever,

I love you, I love you,

Hey can you hear me, I’ve got to have you near me,

I love you, I love.

I was lonely till you came along,

Now you’ve got me singing your love-song.

I love you, I love you, I love you…..

 

Life is a mystery, love is a dancer,

I love you, I love you,

I had a question, you brought the answer,

I love you, I love you,

Oh, but I need you so, I could never let you go.

 

I was lonely once but then you came along,

I love you, I love you,

And you gave me love so I wrote down this song,

I love you, I love you,

I want to spend my life with you like the angels on high,

I love you, I love you,

You’re the Morning Star, You’re the Son in My Sky,

I love you, I love you……

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Song For A Small Circle Of Friends

 

Well my life is filled with songs,

but I just could not get along without my friends.

And I’m happy now that when this good life ends,

I know a better life begins.

And love to you Sir Stonehill,

armed with your axe full gallop on your amp.

You’re so crazy, and you know it,

and I love you as we both crawl towards the Lamp.

 

With Clapton on guitar, and Charlie on the drums,

McCartney on the hofner bass, with blisters on his thumbs.

Dear Bobby watch your fears all hide,

And disappear while love inside starts growing.

You’re older but less colder,

And the jokes and folks you spent your childhood snowing.

And Someone died for all you friends,

but even better yet He lives again.

And if this song does not make sense to you,

I hope His Spirit slips on through,

He loves you

 

He loves you, He loves you,

And if this song does not appeal to you,

I hope His Spirit slips on through,

He loves you.

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Hymn To The Last Generation

 

Come to reason, face the day,

Now’s the season, old things pass away

Stand beside us, take His hand,

He will guide us, in another land.